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06-27-10, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By Booger

Yep, there are a ton of shops in Portland...

Yep, there are a ton of shops in Portland including a handful who support Campy, but also huge demand and ridiculous lead times right now. This afternoon, I stopped in a well known shop who is also...
06-27-10, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By Booger

Help me ID these campy hubs and locate replacement parts

I have zero experience with Campy, but want to help a buddy replace hub bearings (rear is making noise, so planning on going through both while I'm at it). LBS support for anything Campagnolo...
10-08-09, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By Booger

I have one, but it could be the wrong size. ...

I have one, but it could be the wrong size. Gotta be it. Thanks.
10-07-09, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By Booger

Rear Hub Binding - Why?

Hub: Powertap SL+ (6802 and 6902 cartridge bearings), 32 hole laced to Kinlin Niobium 30.

History: Bought new and put maybe 5k miles on it. Seen some rain but nothing crazy.

Symptoms: Lots...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-09, 09:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,370
Posted By Booger

7800 is better than either group.

7800 is better than either group.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-09, 09:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,495
Posted By Booger

Classic BF. :lol: Save your $600. Carbon...

Classic BF. :lol:

Save your $600. Carbon components don't have any noticable effect on road buzz, weight, and if anything, will be less stiff than aluminum.
08-20-09, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By Booger

Parktool.com

Parktool.com
08-20-09, 01:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 285
Posted By Booger

BB30 tips?

I'm about to take a swing at BB30 for the first time. Anyone have words of advice? Preferred grease? With the correct bushings and a headset press, I assume it to be straightforward. I have heard...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-09, 01:48 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 16,977
Posted By Booger

Very ambitious. I love it. I think the...

Very ambitious. I love it. I think the aesthetics are good and are a distant secondary concern to ride characteristics.

Do you have any objective stiffness data available? Of course, the CAAD9,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-09, 04:55 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,774
Posted By Booger

No. My son is also named Bort. ...

No. My son is also named Bort.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au1He0_eCkw



(Yes)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-09, 04:49 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,774
Posted By Booger

Does the Si-SL live up to the hype?

Does the Si-SL live up to the hype?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-09, 04:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,207
Posted By Booger

People LOVE winning, even if they're not actually...

People LOVE winning, even if they're not actually racing.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-09, 02:32 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 11,852
Posted By Booger

Hint: companies don't go to Asia for the...

Hint: companies don't go to Asia for the craftsmanship.

Having worked in outsourced manufacturing (finance) for years and spent quite a bit of time in Southeast Asia, I recently ordered a frame...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-09, 11:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 958
Posted By Booger

Women's specific design?

Women's specific design?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-09, 10:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,175
Posted By Booger

If it costs a lot, it must be good....

If it costs a lot, it must be good. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veblen_good)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-09, 10:55 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,797
Posted By Booger

That's one of my regular routes as I live ~3...

That's one of my regular routes as I live ~3 miles away. That first section is about 8%. Up the road a bit, it goes to ~12%. There's a bunch of different skyline rides with similar climbs. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-09, 05:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,797
Posted By Booger

Attn: California ALL FULL. STAY OUT.

Attn: California

ALL FULL. STAY OUT.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-09, 04:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,293
Posted By Booger

As you know, most outsourced bike stuff that you...

As you know, most outsourced bike stuff that you see at the LBS is dirt cheap to make. If the LBS didn't end up making boat and BMW payments for the big brand's marketing guys (ceramic ions! carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-09, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By Booger

Stolen from Dave Kirk's...

Stolen from Dave Kirk's (http://www.kirkframeworks.com/) blog.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-09, 03:48 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,588
Posted By Booger

In Portland? Who's that? I can think of a few...

In Portland? Who's that? I can think of a few guys (ok, more than a few) who laid the wood to me this year, but I didn't know there was a 5--> 2 upgrade.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-09, 03:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,588
Posted By Booger

My HR strap has been collecting dust since the...

My HR strap has been collecting dust since the day my powertap arrived. Why would you want to measure the (delayed) response to work when you have the capability to measure the work itself?
08-09-09, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 669,729
Posted By Booger

Effin' lame crit. Fought hard to stay up front...

Effin' lame crit. Fought hard to stay up front and position well for the sprint. Taken out in the last corner for the second time this year. Sweeping the field should earn you a neck punch.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-09, 09:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,072
Posted By Booger

Love it, but cringe whenever I see the crank. No...

Love it, but cringe whenever I see the crank. No Si SL is a huge load of fail.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-09, 03:55 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 38,271
Posted By Booger

He's maxed out the drop on a 56 and would have to...

He's maxed out the drop on a 56 and would have to go 2cm higher on a 58. At least that's all we can tell from a photo.

Unless you need/want > 12cm or so of drop, I think it makes sense to size...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-09, 01:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,754
Posted By Booger

Drop and reach are pretty good, IMO. Photoshop...

Drop and reach are pretty good, IMO. Photoshop angle tool guesses you're at about 84 degrees. I'm sure it feels aggressive, but you'll ride into it. Some would suggest a shorter stem (not me). ...
07-22-09, 02:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,283
Posted By Booger

Have to work, unfortunately. Please report back...

Have to work, unfortunately. Please report back on how it goes. I suspect this race will be full of HTFU.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-09, 08:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,906
Posted By Booger

Either wrong bike or wrong fit. No use fighting...

Either wrong bike or wrong fit. No use fighting it. I can't believe there's shops out there that set people up like this.




No you aren't.
07-21-09, 09:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 543
Posted By Booger

facepalms all around

facepalms all around
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-09, 09:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,906
Posted By Booger

At first glance, I thought maybe you ran that...

At first glance, I thought maybe you ran that bike into a brick wall at 40mph and bent that stem.

Why get a race bike with race geometry and then do that?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-09, 09:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 213
Posted By Booger

Looking for Fit Advice?

Here's the deal - I have access to a computer with Dartfish software (awesomely powerful) and am trying not to suck at it. My selection of sample videos is limited because I am a total noob. If you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-09, 02:32 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,535
Posted By Booger

Soooo, another old guy too chicken to race, but...

Soooo, another old guy too chicken to race, but CRUSHES SOULS at the 16mph social spin to feel like a winner. Class.

Two points:
1) You aren't fast. Period. No amount of breaking away from a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-09, 01:19 AM
Replies: 546
Views: 23,875
Posted By Booger

You couldn't afford a Serotta? It must suck...

You couldn't afford a Serotta? It must suck being poor :(.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-09, 02:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,581
Posted By Booger

$7500? Does this include a lifetime supply or...

$7500? Does this include a lifetime supply or burritos or something?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-09, 02:15 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,457
Posted By Booger

I'd ditch a training ride any day to kick it like...

I'd ditch a training ride any day to kick it like these guys. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOvaCV6uQp8)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-09, 01:49 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,457
Posted By Booger

Great post. I never get tired of seeing big...

Great post. I never get tired of seeing big transformations.

You were skinnyfat, though. Not to be confused with fatty mcfatfat.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-09, 01:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,336
Posted By Booger

Experience is a teacher that gives the exam first...

Experience is a teacher that gives the exam first and the lesson later. Or something like that.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-09, 05:33 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 35,020
Posted By Booger

Cycling needs more of this guy.

Cycling needs more of this guy.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-09, 03:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,940
Posted By Booger

Plaid.

Plaid.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-09, 03:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 950
Posted By Booger

So what can you get them for? Is Sidi a sponsor?

So what can you get them for? Is Sidi a sponsor?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-09, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 863
Posted By Booger

I heard prices for 2010 models are up...

I heard prices for 2010 models are up substantially. Not that it effects me, but I'm curious if this is true.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-09, 02:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,470
Posted By Booger

Please reference this table for advertised vs....

Please reference this table for advertised vs. true pace:

16-19mph pace = hammerfest
21+ = hammerfest
recovery pace = hammerfest
tempo = hammerfest
some spirited efforts = hammerfest
social...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-09, 02:13 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 35,020
Posted By Booger

Post of the month.

Post of the month.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-09, 04:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,719
Posted By Booger

I race crits on a 23 lb. aluminum piece of crap I...

I race crits on a 23 lb. aluminum piece of crap I bought off Craigslist for $750. My $4 truvativ chain rings wobble and I have to *feather* the front derailleur ever so lightly cause it's bent, too....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-09, 03:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,830
Posted By Booger

Wow. You must be soooo fast. :rolleyes: ...

Wow. You must be soooo fast. :rolleyes:

That what you were looking for?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-09, 03:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,371
Posted By Booger

No compact crank option, though they claim to be...

No compact crank option, though they claim to be working on it.




Unlikely. They are quite notorious for slipping release dates. They have a lot of irons in the fire right now for such a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-09, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 945
Posted By Booger

Classy. This is one of things that will...

Classy. This is one of things that will resurface in 10 years. Can't wait to relive the hilarity.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-09, 01:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,033
Posted By Booger

Interesting how they've carved out a section of...

Interesting how they've carved out a section of the market. Usually it's the LBS if you want the full treatment or online via dusty warehouse if you want cheap. Who would have thought you could do...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-09, 11:50 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,697
Posted By Booger

I've been mildly impressed by 7900, but not...

I've been mildly impressed by 7900, but not nearly enough to justify Shimano's bat crap crazy prices.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-09, 11:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,955
Posted By Booger

Why, oh why not hollowgram sl?? :crash:

Why, oh why not hollowgram sl?? :crash:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-09, 01:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,447
Posted By Booger

Continentals are notorious for running small. I...

Continentals are notorious for running small. I go straight for the speed lever.
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