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Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-10, 01:45 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,331
Posted By alancw3

zefel d'elgance pump. this was suppose to be...

zefel d'elgance pump. this was suppose to be their best effort. what a piece of c***. failed after a year and i could not get any response from either zefel or their north americian distributor. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-10, 01:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,531
Posted By alancw3

not really being an asian manufacturer type of...

not really being an asian manufacturer type of cyclist i have had a couple of experiences. my vote goes with SPECIALIZED. i have bought their helmets, shoes, pump and recently a commuter bike. i...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-10, 11:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,960
Posted By alancw3

real sweet build! enjoy! can you share with us...

real sweet build! enjoy! can you share with us what the frame cost?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-10, 01:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,475
Posted By alancw3

the operation i had: ...

the operation i had:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84fsz68LPG

i had an extrem anterior break. the surgeon had to install a nylon tie and button to support the outside of the accumed plate. i...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-10, 12:21 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,467
Posted By alancw3

prolink has served me well for the last five...

prolink has served me well for the last five years. i may start using a homebrew of mobil one and mineral spirits.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-10, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By alancw3

checkout the serotta forum: ...

checkout the serotta forum:

http://forums.serotta.com/index.php?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-10, 12:46 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,057
Posted By alancw3

so last august 31 i had a biking accident. ...

so last august 31 i had a biking accident. broken collar bone, three ribs and shattered shoulder. total cost of approximateluy $35,000. unfortunately for me since i am retired it cost me a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-09, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By alancw3

left rear seat stay. that is where i mount my...

left rear seat stay. that is where i mount my pump on my six13.
09-27-09, 01:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,818
Posted By alancw3

it's not meant to. presta only and yes it should...

it's not meant to. presta only and yes it should last a lifetime with proper care!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-09, 11:04 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,370
Posted By alancw3

+1 the colnago c40 was the benckmark by which all...

+1 the colnago c40 was the benckmark by which all other cf bikes were compared way back when. after a lull it appears that the company again is on the verge of another great cf bike with the eps and...
09-18-09, 11:42 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,968
Posted By alancw3

for me 0, i buy performance tubes on sale for...

for me 0, i buy performance tubes on sale for like $3 and usually get 6 at a time. not worth patching anymore.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-09, 11:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,103
Posted By alancw3

no shirt riding = no class imho

no shirt riding = no class imho
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-09, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By alancw3

about 15 years ago i bought a bike that had been...

about 15 years ago i bought a bike that had been owned and raced by a professional bike racer. olympic contender. anyway, one day i was out riding the bike and i heard what i thought was a spoke...
09-09-09, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,437
Posted By alancw3

being tall i secured a set of 180mm strada cranks...

being tall i secured a set of 180mm strada cranks circa 1970 for my bob jackson. this was several years ago and i searched for about 1.5 years. ended up buying on ebay from a seller in italy and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-09, 12:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,827
Posted By alancw3

if i were considering a BUDGET ti bike i would...

if i were considering a BUDGET ti bike i would add HABANERO to my short list. when i read their philosophy on bike building it just plain makes sense to me. $995 for a ti frame. go figure!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-09, 12:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,941
Posted By alancw3

if she waited for you to catchup i think that...

if she waited for you to catchup i think that says something for her. i have been in that situation only reversed. take her out for dinner and see what chemistry if any exists. like others have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-09, 01:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 828
Posted By alancw3

this joint problem on the six 13 is well known...

this joint problem on the six 13 is well known and there have been many previous threads on it. do a search. for original owners c'dale has been quite fair with replacemnets.
08-24-09, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,900
Posted By alancw3

yes i am afraid you caught the tube between the...

yes i am afraid you caught the tube between the trie bead and the rim. when you install a new tube inflate to like twenty lbs. of pressure and visually inspect the circumfrance on both sides of the...
08-24-09, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By alancw3

you need a pin spanner tool. hopefully your...

you need a pin spanner tool. hopefully your pounding on the cap did not ruin the threads.

http://www.parktool.com/products/detail.asp?cat=25&item=SPA-1
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-09, 09:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,186
Posted By alancw3

no!

no!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-09, 05:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,068
Posted By alancw3

neither. get a colnago EPS. from what i have...

neither. get a colnago EPS. from what i have read on other forums this is the new benchmark for cf frames. much like the c-40 was the mark by which all other cf frames were judged years ago. good...
07-24-09, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By alancw3

i have had success with rubbing alcahol. makes...

i have had success with rubbing alcahol. makes the rubber slippery and evaporates fast.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-09, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By alancw3

bicycling magazine a few months ago (possibly...

bicycling magazine a few months ago (possibly april '09 or june '09) had an article explaining the differences and pluses and minises of boht methods of construction.
07-22-09, 04:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 966
Posted By alancw3

i/m thinking an eight speed shimano with belt...

i/m thinking an eight speed shimano with belt drive for my next bike. like someone else mentioned one downside is changing a flat i.e. no quick release. i think the belt drive would more than...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-09, 06:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 772
Posted By alancw3

i am 6'4.5" and c'dale 63cm bikes fit me...

i am 6'4.5" and c'dale 63cm bikes fit me perfectly. they have a 60cm top tube which most of us tall guys need (normal torso). i just looked at the douglas geometry specs from the prior post and do...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-09, 01:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,425
Posted By alancw3

super nice! if i am ever in the market for...

super nice! if i am ever in the market for another lugged steel frame bike it will be a tommasini!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-09, 02:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,000
Posted By alancw3

does this mean that the 2010 super six is...

does this mean that the 2010 super six is manufacturered in taiwan?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-09, 07:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 951
Posted By alancw3

2010 cannondale super six preview

a preview of the next generation cannnondale super six on roadbike review:

http://reviews.roadbikereview.com/blog/2010-cannondale-supersix/

it will be interesting to read some actual road tests...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-09, 10:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,331
Posted By alancw3

+1. i am 6'4" and 220, have been cycling for...

+1. i am 6'4" and 220, have been cycling for almost 45 years now and have to say the mavic kyseruim elites are the best wheels i have ever had on a bike. came stock on my 2006 c'dale six13. now...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-09, 02:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,314
Posted By alancw3

next generation super six is being tested by...

next generation super six is being tested by basso now and will be out as a 2010 model. like in august or september. i am going to wait for the new model. stiffer bottom bracket and rear triangle.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-09, 01:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,176
Posted By alancw3

after is so much more important from what i read.

after is so much more important from what i read.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-09, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By alancw3

only the new genius 5 PRO shoes have the carbon...

only the new genius 5 PRO shoes have the carbon sole.
05-20-09, 05:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,728
Posted By alancw3

not that strange. for a period of time in the...

not that strange. for a period of time in the 1980s when rear spacing was transforming to the new 130 standard from 126 some manufacturers used 128 so as to be able to fit both 126 and 130...
05-12-09, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,063
Posted By alancw3

propriety fork. several other manufacturers have...

propriety fork. several other manufacturers have started used tapered forks but yet unseen if you can use on c'dale. look and colnago are two that come to mind. personally i don't think you will...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-09, 06:48 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 24,666
Posted By alancw3

large advertising, marketing and sponsorship...

large advertising, marketing and sponsorship budget. it's all about preception management when all else is equal. alot of good bikes out there. just who can SELL theirs (i.e. create need and want)...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-09, 09:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,682
Posted By alancw3

rumor has it that honda will have a diesel...

rumor has it that honda will have a diesel available for the odyssey for the 2010 model year. mpg to be increase by aproximately 20%. it will be interesting to see if american soccor moms' embrace...
05-09-09, 05:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 18,145
Posted By alancw3

i have the same pump. it takes awhile to get use...

i have the same pump. it takes awhile to get use to using the presta valve. loosen the head screw and push on valve stem about half way down. then tighen the head screw snugly. to get a good seal...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-09, 04:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,083
Posted By alancw3

6'4" and 220lbs. i have put over 8000 miles on...

6'4" and 220lbs. i have put over 8000 miles on my 63cm six13 and absolutely love it. no issues whatsoever. oh and those ksyrium elites are bulletproof. i've hit a couple of holes in my rides and...
05-06-09, 11:28 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,829
Posted By alancw3

that is the best packaged bike i have ever seen! ...

that is the best packaged bike i have ever seen! you are so lucky!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-09, 06:17 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,716
Posted By alancw3

+1 for titanium if longevity is one of your most...

+1 for titanium if longevity is one of your most important criteria.
05-04-09, 06:55 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,902
Posted By alancw3

who ever said that the price of one's bike...

who ever said that the price of one's bike related to class! certainly not this guy.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-09, 11:00 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,247
Posted By alancw3

wrench science still shows 2007 eddy merckx pisa...

wrench science still shows 2007 eddy merckx pisa alu on their website. msrp is $1249 for the frame and fork. to that you would have to add components, wheels and tires. you already bought the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-09, 10:25 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,247
Posted By alancw3

+1. lance armstrong trained specifically for the...

+1. lance armstrong trained specifically for the tof and had a team support structure to help with his wins. not taking anything away from lance armstrong but when you say best rider of all time...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-09, 07:20 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,628
Posted By alancw3

might i add, let's talk about property insurance...

might i add, let's talk about property insurance cost for most of the coastal areas of florida. last house i owned the insurance was approximately $4000 for homeowners, wind and flood. up north...
05-03-09, 06:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 868
Posted By alancw3

"best ever made" way to vague of a question. ...

"best ever made" way to vague of a question. perhaps most ornate production bike ever made but even there i have seen some "one off" bikes with more ornate custom lug work.

hetchins are certainly...
05-03-09, 06:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,489
Posted By alancw3

with today's components it is critical to apply...

with today's components it is critical to apply the correct tightness to seatpost binder bolts, stems, handlebars and brake binder bolts just to name a few. to me a torque wrench is a very important...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-09, 06:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 847
Posted By alancw3

i have an fsa carbon seatpost that came on my...

i have an fsa carbon seatpost that came on my c'dale six13. with over 10,000 miles i have never had an issue with the seatpost. that being said, i do not think you will notice a difference in ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-09, 06:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,388
Posted By alancw3

i think you need to get more information on why...

i think you need to get more information on why the warranty claim was turned down and if your lbs does not help then deal with speedplay directly. my dealings with speedplay customer service have...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-09, 06:35 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,628
Posted By alancw3

i've lived in southwest florida for 22 years and...

i've lived in southwest florida for 22 years and attribute these rates to many factors. extreme crowds by all the snowbirds during the winter months, age of drivers, social/economic background of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-09, 06:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,327
Posted By alancw3

absolutely gorgeous! hope it brings you many...

absolutely gorgeous! hope it brings you many years of enjoyment.
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