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07-10-15, 05:17 PM
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Posted By vision646

Similar situation for me. I swap between the TT...

Similar situation for me. I swap between the TT bike with 54/44 rings and my road bikes with 53/39.
07-10-15, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5,828
Views: 379,059
Posted By vision646

I don't simply so that dust/grit doesn't...

I don't simply so that dust/grit doesn't accumulate on the greased spindle, I live in the desert so there is always dust in the air. And yes the left pedal does get more use and recently I had the...
07-10-15, 02:57 PM
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Views: 379,059
Posted By vision646

Yep you just swap the left arm over.

Yep you just swap the left arm over.
07-10-15, 02:56 PM
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Views: 379,059
Posted By vision646

This is also a big reason why I got a Stages PM,...

This is also a big reason why I got a Stages PM, I swap it at least twice a week and can put it on any of my three bikes.
06-25-15, 03:15 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,041
Posted By vision646

The information didn't come from Zinn himself, I...

The information didn't come from Zinn himself, I believe the chart he shows comes from here (http://www.rouesartisanales.com/article-1503651.html)(scroll to the bottom and click on the thumbnails to...
06-25-15, 02:35 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,041
Posted By vision646

The last time I looked into racing clinchers I...

The last time I looked into racing clinchers I came across a Lennard Zinn Q&A on the subject which showed that race quality clincher tires actually have significantly lower rolling resistance than...
06-25-15, 02:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,992
Posted By vision646

Another vote for Tour of the Gila, there aren't...

Another vote for Tour of the Gila, there aren't that many stage races for us amateurs that run for 5 days.
06-01-15, 10:55 AM
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Views: 379,059
Posted By vision646

I use something similar, Bag Balm and like...

I use something similar, Bag Balm and like Rapwithtom stated its way cheaper than most chamois cream. I think Coscto sells the 10oz jar for ~$4.5, Walgreens ~$7. Probably lasts me a bit more than a...
05-31-15, 05:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 652
Posted By vision646

BMC TMR Integrated Brake Arms Not Aligned

Hi there,

This is my first time building a bike and I've run into an issue with the brakes. The BMC TMR has integrated brakes and one of the arms isn't pulling in as far as the other, this causes...
05-29-15, 03:13 PM
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Views: 379,059
Posted By vision646

Maybe this has been discussed but I'm only on...

Maybe this has been discussed but I'm only on page 10 of this behemoth. Can you run a 53/34 chain ring with di2, preferably with an 11-28? I've heard that the reasons not to do this with mechanical...
Replies: 4
Views: 856
Posted By vision646

I rode the 107 mile event, it was wet (but...

I rode the 107 mile event, it was wet (but looking at the weather report I knew this would be the case) and a bit cold at 50F. Overall though I really enjoyed this event and look forward to it next...
06-26-13, 05:18 PM
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Views: 3,757
Posted By vision646

I'm in, lets hope this goes better than the...

I'm in, lets hope this goes better than the Giro....
04-30-13, 12:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,026
Posted By vision646

I'm in

I'm in
04-18-13, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 952
Posted By vision646

yeah I'm sinking pretty quickly now...

yeah I'm sinking pretty quickly now...
03-28-13, 03:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 952
Posted By vision646

Heads up guys, Gilbert and Phinney won't be...

Heads up guys, Gilbert and Phinney won't be riding Flanders. Velogames shows them as riding but I just read that Gilbert has a cold and Phinney's knee is bothering him so if you have either you may...
03-14-13, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 936
Posted By vision646

I actually like the music, its not terribly...

I actually like the music, its not terribly complex but few tv theme songs are. It could just be that I like the that I get to watch/record cycling on TV and therefor I associate good things with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-12, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By vision646

I bought the GT Expert (with Ultegra) back in...

I bought the GT Expert (with Ultegra) back in January and have loved it ever since. The only thing I'd say is make sure that you can get the saddle where you need it to be (front to back obviously),...
07-30-12, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,113
Posted By vision646

I apologize, when I said overtraining I really...

I apologize, when I said overtraining I really think that its possible that the OP may be over doing it given a couple of scenarios. 1) This level of activity may be new to them and they have done to...
07-23-12, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,113
Posted By vision646

Definitely sounds like you are over training, for...

Definitely sounds like you are over training, for a primer I'd look at Joe Friel's post on the subject: http://www.joefrielsblog.com/2012/06/recovery-and-overtraining.html.

When training I try to...
07-03-12, 07:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,208
Posted By vision646

man it looks bad, some of you guys have a ton of...

man it looks bad, some of you guys have a ton of points already....
06-22-12, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 697
Posted By vision646

That is a pretty good flying mount.

That is a pretty good flying mount.
06-11-12, 08:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,900
Posted By vision646

I like the idea of the no bake energy bites, but...

I like the idea of the no bake energy bites, but with 100 degree weather here in Tucson I don't think even freezing them would keep them together for more than a couple of minutes.
06-11-12, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By vision646

At work I keep a mix of peanuts, dried...

At work I keep a mix of peanuts, dried cranberries and goldfish crackers, a handful is a bit under 100 calories. I eat a handful about an hour before lunch and then another handful and a piece of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-12, 07:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,623
Posted By vision646

Just got mine at that price!

Just got mine at that price!
05-28-12, 06:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,660
Posted By vision646

I just watched the last two stages, what a great...

I just watched the last two stages, what a great Grand Tour.

611 points separated me from eternal glory!
05-22-12, 07:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,660
Posted By vision646

I'm in 1st!!!! Oh wait something is wrong with...

I'm in 1st!!!! Oh wait something is wrong with the scoring.... Dam.
05-19-12, 10:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,318
Posted By vision646

Lol, why would it get any more moldy than a water...

Lol, why would it get any more moldy than a water bottle? Same concept. I have two and have never had a mold issue.
05-19-12, 06:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,318
Posted By vision646

I use the hammer flask:...

I use the hammer flask: http://www.hammernutrition.com/products/hammer-flask.hf.html
05-17-12, 10:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,318
Posted By vision646

I couldn't figure a good way to put it on here so...

I couldn't figure a good way to put it on here so I just took a screen shot of the excel sheet. This will make about 10oz of gu, if you want to flavor it I'd add about 1/2 tsp or so of extract.
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05-16-12, 03:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,318
Posted By vision646

I make my own using maltodextrin (glucose), honey...

I make my own using maltodextrin (glucose), honey (fructose + glucose), lite salt(electrolytes), and whey powder (protein). I mix it together with a small amount of water and usually make 10-15 gels...
05-15-12, 08:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,660
Posted By vision646

Yeah its going to be tough for me to pull ahead...

Yeah its going to be tough for me to pull ahead of Oreos, we have very similar teams. So unless Scarponi wakes up a wins a couple I don't know that I'll catch up. I assume Cav will win another stage...
05-12-12, 05:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,660
Posted By vision646

Yeah it seems that most of the top spots have Cav...

Yeah it seems that most of the top spots have Cav and Phinney. I'm hoping their time in the spotlight has passed.
05-08-12, 08:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,660
Posted By vision646

Currently Goss is the only one contributing to my...

Currently Goss is the only one contributing to my team, without him I'd have less than 100 points. Come on mountains!
05-02-12, 10:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,660
Posted By vision646

I'm in

I'm in
04-27-12, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By vision646

Well if that's the case maybe I'll just ride...

Well if that's the case maybe I'll just ride through the area, at least I'll get to see the area.
04-26-12, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By vision646

Visiting San Jose, looking for route. Sierra Rd?

I'll be visiting San Jose for a business trip and will be staying around the airport (1350 North 4th Street). I'll have one morning that I can go for an hour and a half ride on. I'll be riding...
Forum: Southwest
03-20-12, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,126
Posted By vision646

It may be rather late but if you haven't gotten a...

It may be rather late but if you haven't gotten a fit yet you might want to try Kurt Rosenquistof Fitworks Cycling. He did an awesome job for me as well as another person I know....
03-09-12, 11:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,332
Posted By vision646

Here is another vote for Bag Balm, I tried the...

Here is another vote for Bag Balm, I tried the butt butters but didn't have any luck with them. I apply it liberally to the areas where the skin gets sore before longer rides and then a light amount...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-12, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By vision646

What CycleOps Trainer Do You Think This is?

I'm looking to pick up a trainer and have found a lady on Craigslist that is selling this CycleOps trainer but she has no idea what model it is. The pictures she sent me don't show any model names on...
02-24-12, 12:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,816
Posted By vision646

I hate to revive a dead thread but I was curious...

I hate to revive a dead thread but I was curious if any of you took the plunge and ordered any of those jerseys from Ebay (buyer:icrossroad) originally posted. I was looking at them and thought I'd...
02-14-12, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By vision646

When doing long distance rides I find it easier...

When doing long distance rides I find it easier if I put many of the calories into my water, I prefer maltodextrin mixed with a little bit of Gatorade. I can get 600+ calories in 24oz of water if I...
01-24-12, 08:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,734
Posted By vision646

Yeah I chose to go with the one you linked from...

Yeah I chose to go with the one you linked from Amazon for $10, I am looking forward to having slightly smaller jumps between the gears.
01-23-12, 10:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,734
Posted By vision646

Wow that's an amazing piece of detective work....

Wow that's an amazing piece of detective work. According to that website it has a max cog size of 28T so it looks like I might have been pushing its limits with the current 30T and I doubt 34T will...
01-23-12, 08:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,734
Posted By vision646

@Onespeedbiker Thanks for the in depth...

@Onespeedbiker Thanks for the in depth explanation that makes sense and helped a lot.

As for being a Hone RD I'm not sure that it is, looking at the images I can find for the Hone it looks...
01-23-12, 11:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,734
Posted By vision646

@Bill Yeah that seems to be it. @FastJake...

@Bill Yeah that seems to be it.

@FastJake yeah this bike has DT shifters. I'm not the original owner of this bike so I'm not exactly sure when the RD was made but I'd guess that it is original to...
01-22-12, 07:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,734
Posted By vision646

@Bill that's a good question. Its an old Shimano...

@Bill that's a good question. Its an old Shimano 600 anybody know where/how I can find out what the largest cog it can take?
01-22-12, 06:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,734
Posted By vision646

@Bianchigirll...

@Bianchigirll (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php/159681-Bianchigirll) This is a Campania Challenger, the chain rings seem to be fine.

@Bill Kapaun...
01-22-12, 04:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,734
Posted By vision646

So after looking I've got a Sun Tour 2 Prong...

So after looking I've got a Sun Tour 2 Prong freewheel, I'll look around and see if I can find a 7 speed freewheel to replace the 6 I currently have. I don't plan on upgrading to STI on this bike,...
01-22-12, 12:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,734
Posted By vision646

Old Cassette Replacement (down tube shifters)

Hi there,

I have an old bike from the late 70's or early 80's and I just replace my chain after it hit the 1 inch stretch mark. When I did that I've found that under high load the chain is popping...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-11, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By vision646

This or a plastic grocery bag work well if its a...

This or a plastic grocery bag work well if its a morning ride and will warm up or you think you might get hot once your body gets to riding temp. I started using grocery bags because I don't get a...
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