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Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-12, 10:22 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,305
Posted By ilovecycling

Yeah, didn't know that. I was assuming he was...

Yeah, didn't know that. I was assuming he was the bread winner considering the nerve to start a thread like this. Lie (if you have to) when it's your money that you're spending. If it's hers, then...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-12, 04:25 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,305
Posted By ilovecycling

LOL You sir are my hero. I like your style. ...

LOL You sir are my hero. I like your style. Sometimes it's just not worth the verbal assault that we know is coming our way. $100 for hair? Sure, it's necessary. $150 for a slightly older Apple...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-12, 11:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 895
Posted By ilovecycling

12 Nm without a doubt. I can't imagine wanting...

12 Nm without a doubt. I can't imagine wanting anything tougher to get in/out of. What for? By design, the pedal will not release the cleat until you deliberately twist your ankles outwards. If...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-12, 04:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,116
Posted By ilovecycling

This isn't a cheap option, but Arundel's Mandible...

This isn't a cheap option, but Arundel's Mandible cages will NOT let go of your bottle. Best out there IMO if you are looking for maximum retention while still being usable.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-12, 05:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,052
Posted By ilovecycling

PayDays.

PayDays.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-12, 10:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,623
Posted By ilovecycling

I think they built this bike as more of a proof...

I think they built this bike as more of a proof of concept than anything else. I don't think they were concerned with the ride quality as much as how they were going to manufacture it. Still really...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-12, 07:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,171
Posted By ilovecycling

I bought a bottle of these exact Gluca Chondra...

I bought a bottle of these exact Gluca Chondra MSM whatever pills from Walmart last year. I can never remember to take them for more than like 3 days in a row. Been having some right knee pain...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-12, 11:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,404
Posted By ilovecycling

damn son

damn son
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-12, 06:40 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,637,355
Posted By ilovecycling

Figured I'd post a pic while the bar tape was...

Figured I'd post a pic while the bar tape was still fresh. :) I installed the Deda Newton shallow-drop bars and thought I'd try something different w/ the white tape. I also de-stickered the wheels...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-12, 08:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,702
Posted By ilovecycling

funny ****

funny ****
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-12, 05:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 724
Posted By ilovecycling

The wheel is actually pretty bent if you look...

The wheel is actually pretty bent if you look close. I would have been amazed if they came out perfectly fine, but that didn't happen.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-12, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,749
Posted By ilovecycling

Yeah, I'm not trying to do anything stupid...

Yeah, I'm not trying to do anything stupid here...I don't even need carbon saddle rails. I just wanted to know the real reason why I couldn't use them other than because the manual told me so. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-12, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,749
Posted By ilovecycling

Darn. I was hoping that the top and bottom...

Darn. I was hoping that the top and bottom curves of the 7x9mm rails were the same shape as the standard 7mm rails, but just elongated in the middle where the clamp doesn't touch. How does Fizik's...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-12, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,749
Posted By ilovecycling

That's the problem..LOOK doesn't offer one and...

That's the problem..LOOK doesn't offer one and they don't really give a reason why their only E-post clamp doesn't work with carbon rails.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-12, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,749
Posted By ilovecycling

Can I use a saddle with carbon rails on my LOOK E-post?

Just as the title says, I'm trying to find out if I can use this combination of carbon saddle rails and the E-post on my 595. The LOOK manual says it is not to be used with carbon saddle rails, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-12, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,401
Posted By ilovecycling

Umm just the frameset can go for $600+ on eBay,...

Umm just the frameset can go for $600+ on eBay, particularly the ones with english BBs. I'd say it's a great deal if it fits you.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-12, 09:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,347
Posted By ilovecycling

What kind of "climbs" are we talking here? I had...

What kind of "climbs" are we talking here? I had 5-8%/30 miles/6k+ ft on my mind when I read the OP. Since the entire sustained climb is the "important part," it seems that having an aggressive and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-12, 09:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,347
Posted By ilovecycling

I'd imagine the front-end geometry has the...

I'd imagine the front-end geometry has the largest impact here. The R3 has a much taller head tube than the Soloist, right? That could result in being more comfortable in the saddle (less pressure...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-12, 11:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 943
Posted By ilovecycling

Eat nutritious food for dinner the night before,...

Eat nutritious food for dinner the night before, but eat early enough so that you go to bed a little hungry. I was reading a recent issue of RBA magazine and they had an article where they shared a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-12, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,341
Posted By ilovecycling

Update: Called Campy NA and they were still...

Update:

Called Campy NA and they were still closed for some reason. I decided to give Ochsner USA a call even though they didn't have the part listed on their website, and it turns out they had 1...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-12, 10:23 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 33,016
Posted By ilovecycling

That is interesting. I never took the time to...

That is interesting. I never took the time to look at the aero performance charts because quite frankly I don't care too much about aerodynamics. I'm more concerned with road feel, durability,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-12, 06:26 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 33,016
Posted By ilovecycling

I was giving an example (or the only example) of...

I was giving an example (or the only example) of when a 404 would be a better choice than the 303. It has nothing to do with the 100 grams, but the marginal improvement in aerodynamics and rear...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-12, 09:34 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 33,016
Posted By ilovecycling

My vote is for the 303. It does everything well...

My vote is for the 303. It does everything well and the same model is now strong enough for both CX riders and Tom Boonen to win the most brutal road races in the world. The 404 is only practical...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-12, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By ilovecycling

The closest I've come to a puncture...make sure you inspect your tires!

I don't consider my first and only flat to date (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/814216-Went-down-earlier-today-rear-tire-is-toast-possibly-front-too?highlight=) to be a puncture, but this...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-12, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,341
Posted By ilovecycling

Not the one I need though... It looks like...

Not the one I need though...

It looks like the same part number (BR-RE310) was used for both Chorus and Record brakes from 2009-2012. The part number BR-VL010 was for '07-'08 Chorus brakes. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-12, 06:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 666
Posted By ilovecycling

What I don't get is how you would not notice the...

What I don't get is how you would not notice the extra weight of all those things when you are handling your jersey for washing. A jersey goes from feathery light to heavy when you put a flat kit in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-12, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,174
Posted By ilovecycling

I don't think it's a 2010, which makes me wonder...

I don't think it's a 2010, which makes me wonder if it's legit. Otherwise, if it's anything like my Look 595 then I'm sure it's a very special bike. I can't find anything on eBay to compare prices,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-12, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,341
Posted By ilovecycling

Thanks guys. I'll probably just give them a call...

Thanks guys. I'll probably just give them a call tomorrow.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-12, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,341
Posted By ilovecycling

According to Competitive Cyclist's product...

According to Competitive Cyclist's product description for the Chorus brakes, they recently changed the hardware from steel to an aluminum alloy.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-12, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,341
Posted By ilovecycling

Need help locating Campagnolo small part for Record brake caliper.

Hi guys,

I lost what I think is this part (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Campagnolo-07-Chorus-Cable-Anchor-Bolt-Assembly-/280885179417?pt=Cycling_Parts_Accessories&hash=item41660fb419#ht_2680wt_1378)...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-12, 02:25 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 10,572
Posted By ilovecycling

Oh yeah? Well, I make BoMs for a living! BoM =...

Oh yeah? Well, I make BoMs for a living! BoM = Bill of Materials :) Some of my coworkers say we are "just a big BoM factory."
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-12, 01:23 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 10,572
Posted By ilovecycling

Although I'm still held accountable for my share...

Although I'm still held accountable for my share of work in the company, I technically have the freedom to come and go as I please. I don't clock in and my manager works remotely most of the time so...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-12, 10:23 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 10,572
Posted By ilovecycling

Pre-sales network engineer. I sit at a desk all...

Pre-sales network engineer. I sit at a desk all day validating multi-million dollar computer network designs. It's pretty much the exact opposite of what I would like to be doing with my time, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-12, 10:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,385
Posted By ilovecycling

Try REI.

Try REI.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-12, 09:35 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,210
Posted By ilovecycling

Okay, now we are not making sense again. You...

Okay, now we are not making sense again.

You keep repeating the obvious facts, but you still can't explain why Campagnolo won't let you reuse the calibrated link when they will let you reuse...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-12, 03:15 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,637,355
Posted By ilovecycling

You guys are killing me with the Gulf colors. ...

You guys are killing me with the Gulf colors. Even the Ducati is ugly as sin and it's a Ducati for crying out loud! I like orange and I like blue, but the blue is just too flat and the orange is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-12, 03:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 848
Posted By ilovecycling

The bolts don't have a flat-head screwdriver slot...

The bolts don't have a flat-head screwdriver slot in addition to the hex like Look cleats? I recently stripped one of my Look cleat bolts because there was dirt packed in there and the allen key...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-12, 02:46 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,210
Posted By ilovecycling

Cool. I always feel better when I fully...

Cool. I always feel better when I fully understand why I'm doing something rather than just doing it because the directions say to. I wasn't about to give up on this thread without some sort of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-12, 02:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,210
Posted By ilovecycling

Does this mean you are on board with Rob's...

Does this mean you are on board with Rob's explanation now? I'm thinking he is correct because otherwise Campagnolo's directions would make no sense whatsoever.

To recap:

1. All link holes...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-12, 12:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,210
Posted By ilovecycling

DaveSSS- Do you have any pics or examples of how...

DaveSSS- Do you have any pics or examples of how to measure between the rollers on Campy 11-speed chains? Since they don't really elongate, is this the only *reliable* way to check for a worn...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-12, 12:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,080
Posted By ilovecycling

Look Keo Blade off eBay. I got mine NIB for less...

Look Keo Blade off eBay. I got mine NIB for less than $150, but now it looks like they are going for $155 shipped. That's still half off of MSRP and they are great pedals.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-12, 12:09 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,210
Posted By ilovecycling

Well, whether or not pushing the joining pin out...

Well, whether or not pushing the joining pin out is worse than pushing out any of the other peened pins is what I'm trying to determine. Rob's explanation makes perfect sense, but it was based on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-12, 11:25 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,210
Posted By ilovecycling

And your response tells me that you are yet...

And your response tells me that you are yet another internet dickhead that assumes too much about what people do or don't know. You are old. Great. Would you like a trophy?

Tell me this. How...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-12, 10:59 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,780
Posted By ilovecycling

Supposedly, the RD linkage will decouple from the...

Supposedly, the RD linkage will decouple from the motor during a crash. This is supposed to protect it during a crash.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-12, 10:53 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,780
Posted By ilovecycling

I just realized that all the info for both...

I just realized that all the info for both mechanical and Di2 groups is on their website. Looks like the new hub is Shimano proprietary and 11-speed only. The shallow spline design lives on. Not a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-12, 10:44 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,780
Posted By ilovecycling

:wtf:

:wtf:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-12, 10:20 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,210
Posted By ilovecycling

The 11-speed Missing Link works on both Campy or...

The 11-speed Missing Link works on both Campy or KMC chains. Of course, if you use it on a Campy chain you have to ignore the Campy instructions that say to "never remove or modify the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-12, 10:12 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,210
Posted By ilovecycling

So if I'm reading this correctly, Campy is...

So if I'm reading this correctly, Campy is saying, "Hey, we've already pushed a pin through this marked/calibrated link during the manufacturing process so you can only put a pin in one more time." ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-12, 06:25 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,210
Posted By ilovecycling

Yes, thank you Rob! That explained it perfectly....

Yes, thank you Rob! That explained it perfectly. Funny how everyone else was ignoring my questions and chiming in like asshats with, "We told you so. Use a KMC link."

Thanks again, Rob!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-12, 09:48 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,637,355
Posted By ilovecycling

Still have the caad9. Not sure what to do with...

Still have the caad9. Not sure what to do with it. The fork is cut too short to where I am forced to use a short (~8mm?) headset spacer with a 2.5mm spacer and that's it. Also, it's a size smaller...
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