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Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-11, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 504
Posted By soccerun8728

I went with a Shimano R-240 after trying on every...

I went with a Shimano R-240 after trying on every Shimano shoe from the R087 to the R315 and this was the most comfortable for me before they were molded to my feet. I also tried on a few Sidi's but...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-11, 07:16 PM
Replies: 26,525
Views: 16,290,542
Posted By soccerun8728

2011 Wilier Gran Turismo ...

2011 Wilier Gran Turismo

http://i53.tinypic.com/11bkoq8.jpg
09-23-11, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By soccerun8728

Thank you all for the help, I got the stem...

Thank you all for the help, I got the stem installed and using my torque wrench have checked that all bolts are at the correct torque.
I did have to use a combination of wedging the stem open and...
09-21-11, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By soccerun8728

@FB, thank you for the idea I will be trying that...

@FB, thank you for the idea I will be trying that once I get home.
@HillRider, yes the stem and steerer are the same size, both 1 1/8".

The only other idea I had was to take some 400 grit...
09-20-11, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By soccerun8728

Stem Installation help

I just bought a new bike and decided to build it up myself. I have rebuild numerous older bikes but never with a carbon fork. I went to install my stem on the new fork but the stem does not slide...
08-27-09, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By soccerun8728

I haven't gone to the shop yet, but am pretty...

I haven't gone to the shop yet, but am pretty sure it can't be bent back. The derailleur mounting hole became elongated and some of the threads have been stripped. However, I will take it to a shop...
08-27-09, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By soccerun8728

Help, bent my dropout/r.d. hanger

So I was pedaling up a hill and down shifted, eased up on the torque, felt it shift and then went back to pedaling normally. A few rotations later and the bike just stopped. It appears that I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-09, 08:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,974
Posted By soccerun8728

I have never ridden with Rx glasses but I do...

I have never ridden with Rx glasses but I do where contacts. The one time I had a problem was I wore the wrong set of sunglasses and the constant wind dried my eyes out. I now have to different...
Forum: Foo
06-30-09, 09:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 763
Posted By soccerun8728

Sorry 5628, work is pretty boring ...

Sorry 5628, work is pretty boring

http://totebo.com/mko.php?c=qporrrotpouEqorFBoUBoppsotuqFoIONbSmoEqFU
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-09, 01:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,803
Posted By soccerun8728

The nose cone was deemed structural because the...

The nose cone was deemed structural because the front brake is attached to it. I believe that means that part is perfectly fine and is UCI-legal.
Forum: Foo
06-29-09, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By soccerun8728

Thought Angels and Demons was better than The...

Thought Angels and Demons was better than The Davinci Code. However; haven't read the book in a while so I couldn't tell you that the pope's best friends brother-in-law was Spanish in the book and...
Forum: Foo
06-29-09, 12:45 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,884
Posted By soccerun8728

One of the best quotes I ever got from my...

One of the best quotes I ever got from my professors,
"Teaching is the only profession where the customer pays more and demands less."
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-09, 09:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 870
Posted By soccerun8728

I have used the Park Tool PFP-3, a WrenchForce...

I have used the Park Tool PFP-3, a WrenchForce pump, and the Topeak Joe Blow Sport. My favorite one is the Joe Blow pump, easy to use and it doesn't leak air like the Park Tool. The WrenchForce...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-09, 08:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,216
Posted By soccerun8728

I wear contacts and sunglasses which allows me to...

I wear contacts and sunglasses which allows me to collect sunglasses. I know have 3 pairs of Oakleys and a pair of Performance sunglasses with interchangeable lenses. The only problem with Rx...
06-23-09, 08:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,697
Posted By soccerun8728

I don't think the lack of radios is going to make...

I don't think the lack of radios is going to make the race anymore dangerous than if the riders had radios. I do agree that technology should not be ignored or outlawed but embraced; however, radios...
06-23-09, 08:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,201
Posted By soccerun8728

1. Left pedal parallel to the ground. 2. Hold...

1. Left pedal parallel to the ground.
2. Hold handlebars, duh, push bike forward, step on left pedal and swing right foot onto right pedal.
3. Ride off

Or put feet on pedals in some way shape or...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-09, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,540
Posted By soccerun8728

23 front, 24 rear, I bought the tires at...

23 front, 24 rear, I bought the tires at different times and the 24 runs at the same pressure as my old 23 rear tire. If anything the wider is more comfortable and there hasn't been any decrease in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-09, 06:54 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,019
Posted By soccerun8728

I used to run when I was in high school, not too...

I used to run when I was in high school, not too long ago. I was usually around 60-100 miles a week. After I had three stress fractures and some knee pain I decided I was done running that much. I...
Forum: Foo
06-18-09, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By soccerun8728

If you are looking for the integral of secant...

If you are looking for the integral of secant just google Table of integration and you can find the integration and the answer that has a constant of integration. What class is it, if you don't mind...
Forum: Foo
06-18-09, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By soccerun8728

get a TI-89, it should be able to solve it for...

get a TI-89, it should be able to solve it for you. I am currently going through the calculations though.

Edit: I would say that you can rearrange your identities as you see fit.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-09, 09:50 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,133
Posted By soccerun8728

I have never had a flat tire in the front before...

I have never had a flat tire in the front before and never had a tire slip before. I did like Mavic products but after that rebuttal, I may think twice before buying from them, or at least the R-Sys...
Forum: Foo
06-11-09, 08:29 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,393
Posted By soccerun8728

If you don't want to get a fixed blade and want...

If you don't want to get a fixed blade and want to keep your folder and can't find a decent lubricant try benchmade knives. I believe it is the Axis folders that have a safety on them and are nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-09, 09:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,179
Posted By soccerun8728

If you can't decide you can go with a 24mm, i...

If you can't decide you can go with a 24mm, i noticed no change in speed and is slightly more comfortable, also run at the same pressure as before. Tire is a Continental Grand Prix 24mm
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-08, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By soccerun8728

I got my bike insured on homeowners insurance. ...

I got my bike insured on homeowners insurance. The bike is insured for replacement cost. I believe I pay an extra $130 for it, our wave runner is cheaper to insure.
05-13-08, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By soccerun8728

anodizing should hold up better because it is...

anodizing should hold up better because it is pigment within the small holes of the aluminum. While paint is just a surface covering, that being said sometimes paint works just as well as anodizing....
04-28-08, 04:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 991
Posted By soccerun8728

Sorry, I bought all of my bikes with my money. ...

Sorry, I bought all of my bikes with my money. Plus my parents considered my job to do well in school and try hard at the sports that I did. I was also suppose to help them out around the house...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-08, 10:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,213
Posted By soccerun8728

naperville/wheaton is in Illinois, southwest of...

naperville/wheaton is in Illinois, southwest of Chicago
04-15-08, 09:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,083
Posted By soccerun8728

I rode like that all over my campus on a 1999...

I rode like that all over my campus on a 1999 Mongoose DX 6.5, it was about $400 back in the day. I also did loading ramps and other drops to flat, which probably wasn't good for the bike. ...
04-09-08, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By soccerun8728

Unless you really hate SRAM the X.7 derailleur is...

Unless you really hate SRAM the X.7 derailleur is actually really nice. I love my SRAM shifters and derailleur after coming from a Shimano drive train. Also, the fork isn't too bad and will be...
04-08-08, 01:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,633
Posted By soccerun8728

The PG990 cassette that I have have never given...

The PG990 cassette that I have have never given me problems. I have taken it off the bike a couple of times to clean it and check out everything.
03-19-08, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By soccerun8728

If you read your fork manual, it says you should...

If you read your fork manual, it says you should wipe the stancions down after every ride and occasionally lube your wiper seals.
01-25-08, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By soccerun8728

Rolla, MO, about 90 minutes from Springfield

Rolla, MO, about 90 minutes from Springfield
01-24-08, 09:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,033
Posted By soccerun8728

To me a car can be compared to a cyclist. Sure...

To me a car can be compared to a cyclist. Sure the ICE is an inefficient device and has terrible power loss through out its entire cycle but a transmission is a transmission. What is the overall...
01-24-08, 07:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,033
Posted By soccerun8728

I always thought that car transmissions were...

I always thought that car transmissions were pretty neat. I mean they can shift gears without stalling a car and also the harness the power of at least 200 horsepower. So that is about 152000 watts...
01-15-08, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By soccerun8728

They look like they are trick skis. So they...

They look like they are trick skis. So they should have a pretty good decent edge on them.
12-10-07, 05:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 853
Posted By soccerun8728

Any color as long as it is covered in mud

Any color as long as it is covered in mud
12-09-07, 11:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 888
Posted By soccerun8728

I wouldn't worry about it, as long as it isn't in...

I wouldn't worry about it, as long as it isn't in really large quantities. I used one over Thanksgiving Break (also in college) while we changed a gas valve in the garage. We used a little LP...
12-09-07, 12:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 888
Posted By soccerun8728

the LP gas infrared heaters that you can buy at a...

the LP gas infrared heaters that you can buy at a Home Depot or Lowes works great. They are like 15000 BTU's and can heat a reasonable area. They are also relatively cheap.
12-08-07, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By soccerun8728

I have a double crank set on my mountain bike. ...

I have a double crank set on my mountain bike. It is a Truvativ Holzfeller 2.2 RG, I don't know what the BB length is or what the q-factor is though.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-07, 02:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,877
Posted By soccerun8728

Another thing that could of raised the price is...

Another thing that could of raised the price is the supply chain of carbon fiber. With Boeing and Airbus both building their new airplanes and a lot of them are carbon fiber that usually cuts down...
11-18-07, 11:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By soccerun8728

pm sent

pm sent
11-14-07, 05:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,104
Posted By soccerun8728

before we can help you upgrade, we need to know...

before we can help you upgrade, we need to know what is on your bike. Give a list of components that you have on your bike for reference.
10-30-07, 06:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 516
Posted By soccerun8728

RS Boxxer Ride rebuild/U-Turn question

Hey Guys,

I have two questions for you. I have searched the forums and came up empty handed.

I have a RockShox fork that has U-Turn on it. While I love the U-Turn feature I have all of a...
10-30-07, 05:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 653
Posted By soccerun8728

Glad your friend is ok. My brother was snow...

Glad your friend is ok. My brother was snow skiing and feel on a sheet of ice and was "knocked stupid" He could only remember things for about 5 minutes and then he would start asking the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-07, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By soccerun8728

Ellipticals are fun and all for the first 30...

Ellipticals are fun and all for the first 30 minutes or so. I used to use one during high school x-country, when I was injured. I had to do about 12 miles with my heart rate above 170. The only...
10-27-07, 11:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 252
Posted By soccerun8728

U-Turn knob stuck

Hey Guys,

I did do a quick search for problems pertaining to the RockShox U-Turn. My Boxxer Ride U-turn knob has become stuck and I can no longer turn the adjustment knob. I haven't had a chance...
10-17-07, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 703
Posted By soccerun8728

My friend has a reducer headset on his DK...

My friend has a reducer headset on his DK Charger. He has never complained about the headset being loose and he runs a single crown fork. I don't know what model it is though.
10-14-07, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,834
Posted By soccerun8728

I usually use rubbing alcohol to clean my rotors...

I usually use rubbing alcohol to clean my rotors and pads. That way whatever is chemical is left on the rotor evaporates off rather quickly. Also, I occasionally bend my rotor slightly and use bare...
Forum: Foo
10-07-07, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 464
Posted By soccerun8728

http://www.tapplastics.com/shop/product.php?pid=13...

http://www.tapplastics.com/shop/product.php?pid=130&

Try this link, it should work quite well.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-07, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By soccerun8728

I was a long distance runner in high school and...

I was a long distance runner in high school and had at least 2 stress fractures. The first one was the worst and involved a set of crutches for about 6 weeks. I wasn't allowed to do anything at...
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