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07-15-08, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By Telix

Yeah, the SRAM 9-speed I run is .7mm wider than...

Yeah, the SRAM 9-speed I run is .7mm wider than the Shimano 10-speed chains, so there is obviously going to be some rubbing taking place.

The chainrings/crankset is part of the 10-speed group....
07-15-08, 07:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By Telix

Just to clear this up, I consider a "throw" a...

Just to clear this up, I consider a "throw" a FULL PRESS of the lever, not just the half press to get the click. With the cable tightened with the barrel adjuster, the first click performs trim,...
07-15-08, 07:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By Telix

I figured out the major issue with installing my...

I figured out the major issue with installing my FD - Cannondale installed the front shifters barrel adjuster backwards, so it was just spinning and doing nothing. Thus I could not tighten the cable...
07-14-08, 09:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By Telix

The distance the FD moves with the first full...

The distance the FD moves with the first full throw of the lever has never been influenced by the high limit screw. The screw adjustments appear to only influence the distance the FD moves with the...
07-14-08, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By Telix

Is the second click an actual second THROW of the...

Is the second click an actual second THROW of the lever? So throw, return to neutral, throw again? If so, the second throw is WAY too difficult to use at this point, I have to press far too hard.
...
07-14-08, 09:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By Telix

Frustration installing new FD

I attempted to convert my triple setup to a compact double this weekend. I pulled off my Truvativ Elita triple and the Giga Pipe BB, along with the 105 triple FD (FD-5504).

In their place, I...
05-08-08, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,540
Posted By Telix

All cyclists should be taking it, because it's...

All cyclists should be taking it, because it's cheap and helps avoid lactic acid buildup. It's superior to straight L-Carnosine as well, which some companies put into their stuff. Just get 500g of...
04-30-08, 07:52 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,738
Posted By Telix

I hate this attitude so damn much. There is a...

I hate this attitude so damn much. There is a difference between supplementing and eating. No one takes a pile of pills and says they are eating right. On the same note, no one can get the quantities...
04-30-08, 07:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,705
Posted By Telix

Muscle Milk is, bar none, the best tasting...

Muscle Milk is, bar none, the best tasting protein powder I've used - and I've used A LOT for weight training. However, I wouldn't use it for PWO recovery. For that I'd get bulk maltodextrin and whey...
04-30-08, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,211
Posted By Telix

I have to chime in here saying that Surge is...

I have to chime in here saying that Surge is ludicrously overpriced. It's simply whey protein, dextrose (what D-glucose really is), maltodextrin, flavoring, and glucose. You can make the same thing...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-08, 09:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,638
Posted By Telix

If this is really all the ingredients in that...

If this is really all the ingredients in that gel..... placebo + ripoff at the same time. Now, I like gels and use them, but as a weight trainer/supplement junkie I know all the stuff in there, and...
04-16-08, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By Telix

Well, yeah. :)

Well, yeah. :)
04-16-08, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,677
Posted By Telix

The most economical and energy-supporting/muscle...

The most economical and energy-supporting/muscle sparing thing to eat before a ride is going to be a 1:1 ratio of carbs and protein, .25g/lb of body weight. Solid food 60-90 minutes before or liquid...
04-16-08, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By Telix

That's not because you aren't exercising, it's...

That's not because you aren't exercising, it's because your body is insanely craving calories to recover!
04-16-08, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By Telix

I like Hammernutrition quite a bit, enough so...

I like Hammernutrition quite a bit, enough so that I wear/use their gear.
03-26-07, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,688
Posted By Telix

Bumping just to help any Rapha-ites out: I have a...

Bumping just to help any Rapha-ites out: I have a 41" chest and am not a skinny guy in general, so I was concerned that the Rapha L would be cut for the more slim european cyclist. However, I just...
03-04-07, 08:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,016
Posted By Telix

Yeah why bother actually typing it in Google or...

Yeah why bother actually typing it in Google or anything.

(The answer is yes.)
03-01-07, 08:50 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,075
Posted By Telix

You're a moron.

You're a moron.
03-01-07, 02:47 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,075
Posted By Telix

Raceblades dont go beneath the brake so you'd...

Raceblades dont go beneath the brake so you'd probably be fine. They attach via rubber straps to your fork and seat stays, as well, so you don't need eyelet holes.
03-01-07, 02:10 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,075
Posted By Telix

I rode in the rain today with my raceblades. I...

I rode in the rain today with my raceblades. I don't need or want to run fenders full-time. Thus I put them on when it's raining. I don't see what's so hard to understand.
03-01-07, 01:46 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,075
Posted By Telix

Obviously the whole point of race blades is to go...

Obviously the whole point of race blades is to go on a bike that either can't use full fenders or you don't want to run full fenders on. Anyone who would use race blades on a fully-decked out...
03-01-07, 01:07 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,075
Posted By Telix

Just to bring this thread back from the dead due...

Just to bring this thread back from the dead due to Spring rains and all that:

I just got my SKS Race Blades this morning and threw them on my Mercier Kilo TT in under 10 minutes. I can probably...
02-15-07, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By Telix

Check out http://www.couchsurfing.com/ My GF...

Check out http://www.couchsurfing.com/

My GF has used it a few times, even in foreign countries. The people who use the site usually are awesome. We are staying with a couple in Boston for our...
02-12-07, 03:55 PM
Replies: 701
Views: 120,971
Posted By Telix

Champaign, IL - Temp ~27F. Minimal wind. 1.5 mile...

Champaign, IL - Temp ~27F. Minimal wind. 1.5 mile commute to class.

Base layer: Champion polyester short-sleeve shirt
Mid layer: Rapha merino wool Fixed. jersey
Outer layer: Gore Tool jacket...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-07, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,199
Posted By Telix

Opinions on Klein Quantum (2002)

I have the opportunity to get a used 2002 Klein Quantum for about $650. It has the stock Shimano 105 groupo, and the few upgrades are Look clipless pedals, a racing seat, and narrower, lighter bars...
02-09-07, 02:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,674
Posted By Telix

If it works for you, who cares?!

If it works for you, who cares?!
02-09-07, 01:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,021
Posted By Telix

Yeah I had to get a half-link to make my chain...

Yeah I had to get a half-link to make my chain the precise length needed to make both the 16 tooth and 18 tooth cogs work on my Mercier.
02-09-07, 10:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,021
Posted By Telix

I got my CXP22/Formula wheels off of an ebay...

I got my CXP22/Formula wheels off of an ebay seller who is just a real store in Denver called Fly Bikes. I called them on the phone a few times and they are awesome to deal with. Highly recommended....
02-08-07, 10:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,674
Posted By Telix

Where do you put it is my question? I sit on my...

Where do you put it is my question? I sit on my seat.
02-08-07, 05:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,674
Posted By Telix

But a heavy lock down your ass doesn't?

But a heavy lock down your ass doesn't?
02-08-07, 02:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,733
Posted By Telix

Yeah that happened to me soon after I got my bag...

Yeah that happened to me soon after I got my bag a few years back. It's obvious once you figure out how to do it. :)
02-08-07, 11:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,674
Posted By Telix

I use my frame mount, even though it rattles and...

I use my frame mount, even though it rattles and I look like a dork. I don't see the point of throwing my lock in my bag, which is already a pain in the ass to deal with when fairly full. And I don't...
02-08-07, 01:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 731
Posted By Telix

I can barely read this forum lately. :(

I can barely read this forum lately. :(
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-07, 12:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By Telix

Duh.. I just had to keep going back through the...

Duh.. I just had to keep going back through the years of the fastback. I assumed it was an 06 or so, as the guy claimed he had ridden it twice. It's actually a 2004, which has pretty janky...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-07, 11:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By Telix

What rear derailleur is this?

I got some pictures from a guy selling a Schwinn Fastback Sport, but this doesn't look like any Shimano I've seen.

http://thepresentday.net/share/images/9.JPG
02-07-07, 06:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,296
Posted By Telix

No word back on the group buy. I've been wearing...

No word back on the group buy. I've been wearing my jersey over poly t-shirts about half the time - it's so freaking comfortable. I've decided I'd really enjoy a real road bike for long training...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-07, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By Telix

I can get a 2006 new for $640, but with 9%...

I can get a 2006 new for $640, but with 9% Chicago tax and a 2.5 hour drive. Ugh. I can get a new 2007 for $700 shipped, too. Sounds like the better deal to me. I can't test out the fit, though, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-07, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By Telix

My major concern is how to ride a used bike...

My major concern is how to ride a used bike located somewhere else without riding a new version of the same bike at a LBS. I don't want to drive 45 minutes to the nearest Jamis dealer and waste their...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-07, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By Telix

Jamis Sattelite - opinions?

I recently did the Competitive Cyclist fit calculator and a 57cm frame appears to be the sweet spot for me. I'm in the market for a reasonably-priced first road bike, and the Jamis comes in 57 and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-07, 10:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By Telix

Just used Comp. Cylist Fit Calculator - advice from more experienced here needed

I just had my lady measure me and we entered the numbers into the Competitive Cyclists calculator. I understand that this is just a starting point, but I'm looking at used bikes on eBay and...
02-06-07, 09:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,045
Posted By Telix

Yes, I'm interested in a Rob Roy, but a flat...

Yes, I'm interested in a Rob Roy, but a flat black frame for $150 is up my alley. My Mercier was inherited and is a tad too tall for me. So if I can get something that can take fenders while also...
02-06-07, 09:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,045
Posted By Telix

I'm looking at photos of the Mark V/Angus and it...

I'm looking at photos of the Mark V/Angus and it appears that there is more room between the wheels and frame than my Mercier Kilo TT. But when I look at the geometry it appears to have an even...
02-06-07, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 698
Posted By Telix

On campus at 5th and Daniel, by Espresso, around...

On campus at 5th and Daniel, by Espresso, around 4pm.
02-06-07, 07:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 13,632
Posted By Telix

Thanks for the offer. I wish our current weather...

Thanks for the offer. I wish our current weather was better for riding!
02-06-07, 06:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 13,632
Posted By Telix

I guess in the way that everyone usually talks...

I guess in the way that everyone usually talks about cranksets, in terms of stiffness and weight.
02-06-07, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 698
Posted By Telix

I saw a guy here in Champaign who was trying to...

I saw a guy here in Champaign who was trying to ride his road bike on the snow covered streets, and I could immediately tell he was on a fixed with WAY too tall of a gear on WAY too skinny tires. It...
02-06-07, 05:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 13,632
Posted By Telix

Is this going off of a typical 120mm track hub? ...

Is this going off of a typical 120mm track hub?

That being said, would going to a 170mm Shimano 600 crankset with a 113mm BB be an improvement over my Truvativ Touro's with the ISIS-splined BB? I...
02-06-07, 11:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,337
Posted By Telix

I'm glad you both made this thread and...

I'm glad you both made this thread and name-dropped the type of bag you use.
02-05-07, 03:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,422
Posted By Telix

Oh Jesus H. Christ use the search. We just had a...

Oh Jesus H. Christ use the search. We just had a thread on this literally last week.
02-05-07, 02:01 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,029
Posted By Telix

Campagnolo is to Shimano as Apple is to...

Campagnolo is to Shimano as Apple is to Microsoft. Zealotry on either side is stupid as hell. :)
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