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Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-04, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 416
Posted By Bike Spokesman

Help me! Need Pics!!!

Hello,
I'm doing a physics project on guess what? My obbsession, road cycling. I really need pics of any road cyclist descending in a tuck a.s.a.p. If anyone has any such pics or knows where I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-04, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By Bike Spokesman

Well at least you now know your wheel rpms. :D

Well at least you now know your wheel rpms. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-04, 11:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,052
Posted By Bike Spokesman

I haven't actually heard anything about ovalizing...

I haven't actually heard anything about ovalizing headsets on the trainers, but with, or without the riser, the headset is still sitting still with all your weight on it. With the bearings not...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-04, 11:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,192
Posted By Bike Spokesman

Sorry, wait? You can do dammage with the seat...

Sorry,
wait? You can do dammage with the seat to high? I know you can with it too low. I'm pretty sure it isn't too high, but I will take a second look.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-04, 11:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,192
Posted By Bike Spokesman

My arch is slightly high, but not major, If...

My arch is slightly high, but not major,
If this changes anything, I'm pretty bowlegged (I thing thats the right term. When I stand straight with my feet together, the insides of my knees are about...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-04, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,192
Posted By Bike Spokesman

Thanks for all your replies, I have...

Thanks for all your replies,
I have already visited my regular doctor and he said he is not familier enough with cycling to help. Fortunately being Canadian, I don't need to pay for any of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-04, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,192
Posted By Bike Spokesman

Pain...Ahhh!!! Help me?

Hello everyone,
I have been periodically riding the mag-trainer throughout the winter, but I have been unable to commit to proper training. Unfortunatly I have been experiencing a dull...
11-12-03, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By Bike Spokesman

Yes, I have considered metal, but I would rather...

Yes, I have considered metal, but I would rather put the money into the bike (i'm a student, I'm sure you know how that goes. Now that I'm thinking about it, I haven't really done much research, how...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-03, 03:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By Bike Spokesman

There are joint benefits to lifting too. Your...

There are joint benefits to lifting too. Your kneecap is held in place by many muscles, but the vastus medialis oblique a teardrop shaped muscle in the middle of the group just above the knee is not...
11-12-03, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By Bike Spokesman

1 leg, leg extensions???

I have been given a cheese-master quality york home gym which I have been using the past while for my strength training in the off season. The leg extension portion of the machine is low quality and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-03, 06:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,421
Posted By Bike Spokesman

I'm a little confused, the thread title is for...

I'm a little confused, the thread title is for steel frames and you talk about AL. In any case, just something to consider if you are looking into steel frames, burley (the child trailer maker) is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-03, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,192
Posted By Bike Spokesman

Oh yes, I'm very sorry, I didn't take the TT bike...

Oh yes, I'm very sorry, I didn't take the TT bike into account. Trek only made their CF TT bike for I beleive it was the 01' tour. But in any case, I was talking about the regular 5500 and 5900 bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-03, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 327
Posted By Bike Spokesman

Their's pretty much three main reasons for lycra....

Their's pretty much three main reasons for lycra.

1. The obvious: it's tight so it' not flapping in the wind or riding up as you pedal.

2. The Pad: All real lycra cycling shorts have a chamois...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-03, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,192
Posted By Bike Spokesman

Since Lance started winning the tour, there is...

Since Lance started winning the tour, there is absolutely no way that he was riding litespeed. I work for a trek dealer and without a doubt all the bikes that he has riden in the Tour de France since...
04-13-03, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,232
Posted By Bike Spokesman

I know it's probably not a common tool for most...

I know it's probably not a common tool for most cyclists, but at the shop I work at we have a tool which essentially pulls a small bit of chain over the cogs tightly, and if the end of the chain...
04-13-03, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By Bike Spokesman

If you are experiencing the shudder at a certain...

If you are experiencing the shudder at a certain part in the wheel and once a rotation, the wheel probably has a weld that isn't smooth at the rim joint. I had, in fact still have this problem on one...
04-12-03, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 678
Posted By Bike Spokesman

By lube, you do mean grease, right? Oil in a...

By lube, you do mean grease, right? Oil in a headseat would be bad... I have no idea if this will work but it is worth a try, you might be over tightening the headset. (I know squeky and overtight...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-03, 10:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,045
Posted By Bike Spokesman

Wow, that was a good laugh... Sora better than...

Wow, that was a good laugh... Sora better than Tiagra... I needed that :)
Yeah, you should definatly consider finding a new LBS, but try and do it before you get sucked into the online thing. As...
01-26-03, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By Bike Spokesman

Training Schedual

Hi everybody,
I was wondering if anyone knew of a website with a rough weekly training schedual that didn't want a fee? Short of that, if anyone has a weekly schedual that seems to be working...
01-26-03, 09:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 798
Posted By Bike Spokesman

When I got my job, I just went in, told my boss I...

When I got my job, I just went in, told my boss I knew a bit but not too much. I offered to apprentice until I was able to work without much help and about a month later, I was getting payed.
01-26-03, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By Bike Spokesman

campy and shimano spacing to not mesh together...

campy and shimano spacing to not mesh together too well. I have worked on bikes with it, and well, the bikes didn't work to well.
01-26-03, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 843
Posted By Bike Spokesman

If it isn't the dirt or any problem with the...

If it isn't the dirt or any problem with the caliper, try slipping a business card on either side of the rotor when you are centering it. I find this is the best way to center the brake. If that...
01-26-03, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By Bike Spokesman

Its been said before and I'll say it again....

Its been said before and I'll say it again. Inflate the tube partially when putting it in so that it will hold it's shape. It's hard to diagnose if it's the rim or the tire over the internet, without...
01-26-03, 08:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,235
Posted By Bike Spokesman

You can absolutely remove and re-use the...

You can absolutely remove and re-use the powerlink. There are two reasons sram incoperated the power link into it's chain. 1. So that you can easily to just what you are trying to do, remove and put...
01-26-03, 08:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,943
Posted By Bike Spokesman

I'm personally not a big fan of C-dales, but it...

I'm personally not a big fan of C-dales, but it is truely sad to see another American bicycle company going down as the low quality offshore bikes invade the cycling world. In any case, I doubt this...
01-25-03, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3,715
Views: 314,019
Posted By Bike Spokesman

1999 Trek VRX 200 2002 Rock Shox Duke C XTR...

1999 Trek VRX 200
2002 Rock Shox Duke C
XTR rear, XT front, LX shifters
Fox vanilla Rear shock
Bontrager SuperSport Wheels
Bontrager Crank (can't remember name, pretty much Truvativ FireX)
...
01-25-03, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,016
Posted By Bike Spokesman

That tool is not really meant for high end road...

That tool is not really meant for high end road brakes. It is (or at least we only use it in the shop I work at) for chintzy steel sidepulls on department store bikes. If you've tried to move the...
Forum: Recumbent
01-25-03, 09:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,668
Posted By Bike Spokesman

Is your bike broken?

Is your bike broken?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-03, 09:45 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,403
Posted By Bike Spokesman

My road bike is called Stiffee because it is butt...

My road bike is called Stiffee because it is butt bustin uncomfortably stiff (but nice and fast Specialized Allez A1), and the VRX 200 is called Bobby. (Little bit of pedal bob there eh...)
and the...
01-22-03, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By Bike Spokesman

I have as well recently aquired a trainer. I...

I have as well recently aquired a trainer. I noticed the oodles of flex at the BB and downtube on my Specialized Allez even during smooth in the saddle sprints. Nearly half an inch. I went and talked...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-03, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By Bike Spokesman

Thank you all for posting, I think I've...

Thank you all for posting,
I think I've decided to go for the trainer. I still would really like a roller, but I'm getting offered such a good deal on the trainer, I couldn't say no. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-03, 11:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 843
Posted By Bike Spokesman

Yep, pro deals are definately the way to go ...

Yep, pro deals are definately the way to go
I work at a trek dealer though... :D From a fellow Torontonian I have to tell you that you must be going through hell right now. It's like -30 with...
01-17-03, 11:07 PM
Replies: 633
Views: 75,332
Posted By Bike Spokesman

1999 Specialized Allez A1 (Got rid of those crapy...

1999 Specialized Allez A1 (Got rid of those crapy wheels, but stock other wise) Tiagra and whatnot

1999 Trek VRX: Completely modified, closer too a 400. Only standard parts are the frame, rear...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-03, 10:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By Bike Spokesman

The Eternal Question

I'm sure you heard a lot of this hoobidy jooby before, but I'm buying a winter trainer and I have no idea what to get. When I say that, I mean between a trainer and a roller. I already have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-02, 10:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,382
Posted By Bike Spokesman

Hi, I don't really have much...

Hi,

I don't really have much experience with the michelins, but I can tell you that the super low end Conti Sport 1000, though by no means the lightest, fastest tire are quite strong. The...
Forum: Recumbent
04-28-02, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,859
Posted By Bike Spokesman

From what I hear, the R200 was a great bike, It's...

From what I hear, the R200 was a great bike, It's probably the only bike in the shop I work at that I haven't had out yet. We still have one, and a bunch of the wierd cassettes. I guess I should take...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-02, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By Bike Spokesman

Hey, I can ride no hands without a problem,...

Hey, I can ride no hands without a problem, especially now that my new bike is actually aligned properly, but yet I'm a hopeless mess on a roller, mind you, I've only tried for about five minutes.......
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-02, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By Bike Spokesman

If it's surface rust, on the drivetrain...

If it's surface rust, on the drivetrain components, I like to shoot a bit of WD40 (maybe a crappy lubericant, but it's a pretty good cleanter) and use a sturdy cloth with elbow grease. If it's just...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-02, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By Bike Spokesman

Can the shimano wheels and... Wow! Looks...

Can the shimano wheels and... Wow!

Looks pretty nice.

(I'm losing faith in shimano, they have too much power... like mircrosoft, and the products are going downhill in my mind.)

Maybe a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-02, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By Bike Spokesman

Hi, I'm not to experienced with speedplays...

Hi,

I'm not to experienced with speedplays road stuff, but I can say that the Frogs, their mountain pedals require very little maintance, from what my boss, and my riding buddy tell me. Just eh...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-02, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By Bike Spokesman

Yes, panniers are usually sold in twos. I...

Yes, panniers are usually sold in twos.

I don't know if you are specifically looking for a deal, but if you are willing to spend a little, I would recomend arkel bags. They cost a bit, but I can...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-02, 07:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,918
Posted By Bike Spokesman

Yes, I know this... Trek apparently pissed...

Yes, I know this...

Trek apparently pissed off Rolf, or vice versa, and the bontragers are supposedly "the same technology", but as far as I'm concerned, their only benefit is weight. They ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-02, 11:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,918
Posted By Bike Spokesman

The pros in general can have whatever they want...

The pros in general can have whatever they want on their bikes, but keep in mind, they don't need to worry about how well the drivetrain in going to work 2-10 years down the road. (an example of them...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-02, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 631
Posted By Bike Spokesman

I dunno about the vetta, but the astrale is Cat...

I dunno about the vetta, but the astrale is Cat Eye's Cadence cylometer, so everything is included with it. I've been running my for a month or so now. Not to long, but no problems. I really find...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-02, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By Bike Spokesman

Yeah, Dales' seem to be really small here in...

Yeah, Dales' seem to be really small here in Toronto too. It just seems that there are very few in Canada altogether.

Only one shop that I can think of offhand in toronto sells them. The shop I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-02, 06:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,237
Posted By Bike Spokesman

I would like to thank you all for replying so...

I would like to thank you all for replying so quickly.

To tell you the truth, It is what I wanted to hear. I tried mashing for a bit, and I found that my heart and breathing rate actually went up....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-02, 07:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,387
Posted By Bike Spokesman

Yes, road biking is great. I've just gotten...

Yes, road biking is great.

I've just gotten into it in the last year and I'm a young guy (It isn't "cool" to ride a road bike according to my friends.) Then I just go flying by them, and they seem...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-02, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By Bike Spokesman

I know this won't help much because you probably...

I know this won't help much because you probably don't want to replace the pedals because they are new, but I"m getting to the point where I"m about to give up on cleat adjustment and just go to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-02, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,028
Posted By Bike Spokesman

Yeah, it's probably just the pump, or you might...

Yeah, it's probably just the pump, or you might not be putting the head over the valve all the way, but more likely the pump if you've tried many times. Average road pressure is of course extremely...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-02, 06:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,237
Posted By Bike Spokesman

Cadence???????

Hi everybody,

I have recently gotten into road riding, and am doing less and less mountain biking. I do plan on racing this summer and am greatly looking forward to it.

I have recently bought...
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