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08-03-14, 08:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,221
Posted By zac102

Mini-V's accumulate Mud much quicker than any...

Mini-V's accumulate Mud much quicker than any canti brake will. And since the pad is closer to the rim it will wear the rim very quickly. I tired to run TRP CX9's during a very wet CX season in NE...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-12, 11:34 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,426
Posted By zac102

I'll chime in. Last year I came down with ITBS,...

I'll chime in. Last year I came down with ITBS, hard. I basically pulled up lame in an indoor soccer game with a generic knee pain. I finished the game, but it hurt to run. Up until this point I...
05-28-12, 07:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,989
Posted By zac102

Because there weren't enough attacks to do that...

Because there weren't enough attacks to do that or people interested in attacking, and it was very difficult to move up without breaking the double line rule. There were 3 attacks in the entire race....
05-28-12, 03:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,989
Posted By zac102

How do you create seperation in a flat race?

I was in a Cat 5 road race on Saturday. It was 31 miles of super flat and wet roads, no wind. From the get-go, it seemed like most people wanted to treat this as a 30 mile gran fondo with a bunch...
04-12-12, 10:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,086
Posted By zac102

I'm on the Hutchinson Atom right now. ...

I'm on the Hutchinson Atom right now. Performance is clearing them out for about $20 a tire.
09-27-11, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 794
Posted By zac102

Yeah, hydraulic brakes can be a pain to work on,...

Yeah, hydraulic brakes can be a pain to work on, but they also require near zero maintenance.

Also, my cross bike is heavy enough that I'm not really worried about the weight of the braking...
08-23-11, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,397
Posted By zac102

I have a windsor cyclo (the aluminum framed 105...

I have a windsor cyclo (the aluminum framed 105 version of this bike). I use it for cross racing, training in the spring or on rainy days(when the roads are bad and I don't want to mess up my nice...
Replies: 32
Views: 1,338
Posted By zac102

every once in a while I see the Goodyear blimp...

every once in a while I see the Goodyear blimp when I'm out riding.
03-30-10, 10:52 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,470
Posted By zac102

The answer is yes. Rotating tires at regular...

The answer is yes. Rotating tires at regular intervals will extend the life of your tires significantly, prevent the formation of irregular wear (which causes a lot of noise), and help prevent any...
03-29-10, 09:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,470
Posted By zac102

A tire won't be fully cured after coming out of...

A tire won't be fully cured after coming out of the mold in the plant. The tire will actually continue to cure and harden over the next several weeks. Heat-cycling helps to stabilize the cure by...
03-25-10, 12:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,470
Posted By zac102

There are a bunch of misconceptions floating...

There are a bunch of misconceptions floating around in this thread.

First on the subject of shaving tires for "more grip." Shaving autocross tires makes cars faster two ways. First it improves...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-10, 11:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,730
Posted By zac102

mechanically, I doubt you are going to see a big...

mechanically, I doubt you are going to see a big difference in the bending stiffness between the tiagra and 105 brakes. and if something in that system was going to deflect, it would be the cable...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-10, 11:35 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,503
Posted By zac102

I just picked up a Windsor Cyclo for commuting...

I just picked up a Windsor Cyclo for commuting and cross racing. The jury is still out on the saddle (it's been too cold to ride for very long) and the wheels need to be trued up a little, but all...
08-20-09, 07:44 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 14,701
Posted By zac102

This little thing called longitudinal weight...

This little thing called longitudinal weight transfer means that you can't stop a bike as fast by skidding or back pedaling as you can with a front brake. Riding without at least a front brake is...
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