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01-20-15, 07:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,480
Posted By dizzy101

Very impressive! Petje af!

Very impressive! Petje af!
Replies: 52
Views: 4,711
Posted By dizzy101

If the weather gets bad, couldn't you go ride in...

If the weather gets bad, couldn't you go ride in a velodrome? Nice and cosy? I didn't see anything in the rules about that.

800 laps in the velodrome gives you another 200 kilometers...
12-26-14, 10:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,750
Posted By dizzy101

The clothing that people wear, especially in...

The clothing that people wear, especially in cities, is not 100% a matter of functionality.

Similarly, the vehicles that people ride, especially in cities, is not 100% a matter of functionality.
12-11-14, 10:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,009
Posted By dizzy101

To answer the question from the title, No. The...

To answer the question from the title, No. The fact that your cassette is 9-speed is NOT a limiting factor when it comes to: how fast you can ride, how much enjoyment you get out of cycling, how...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-14, 03:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,132
Posted By dizzy101

The simplest tip is: Ride with FAST PEOPLE. ...

The simplest tip is: Ride with FAST PEOPLE.

Find a group ride in your area. If it's a slow group ride, keep looking. Join in, get dropped, try again next time, until they can't drop you anymore. ...
12-08-14, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,685
Posted By dizzy101

Well, as far as the proper functioning of the...

Well, as far as the proper functioning of the bike is concerned, it matters ZERO. When you're pedaling and going forward, these processes are not happening.

Now, when you're coasting, the...
12-08-14, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,026
Posted By dizzy101

About 80% of bikes on pedalroom.com make no...

About 80% of bikes on pedalroom.com make no sense. This bike belongs to that 80%. Next question.
12-08-14, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,444
Posted By dizzy101

It was pretty clearly unintentional. That...

It was pretty clearly unintentional.

That said, the dude who makes those videos does an awesome job. How does he capture that aerial footage? Does he have a drone or something? Amazing.
12-08-14, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,507
Posted By dizzy101

Seems to me you're wasting money. Building...

Seems to me you're wasting money.

Building up a bike by buying new components separately is way more expensive than buying a complete bike. Even if you already have many parts of the bike, it...
12-07-14, 08:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 15,875
Posted By dizzy101

If you're looking for something that's not tough...

If you're looking for something that's not tough on your body (or tough on your bike, for that matter), you should probably skip cyclo-cross. It's basically just like rodeo, you get thrown in all...
11-03-14, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,505
Posted By dizzy101

I'd go with the 60. A 56 cm frame sounds pretty...

I'd go with the 60. A 56 cm frame sounds pretty small for someone who's 6'3".

That said, these numbers actually don't mean much. Usually they measure the length of the seat tube, but this doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-14, 05:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,741
Posted By dizzy101

You don't need new wheels, OP. The...

You don't need new wheels, OP.

The aerodynamics of wheels matter, that is true. It matters for professional and serious time-trialers who already have perfected: their position on the bike, their...
10-29-14, 05:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,036
Posted By dizzy101

Why not buy a roadbike that can take 28mm tires,...

Why not buy a roadbike that can take 28mm tires, or a cyclocross bike? I fail to see what's unique about these gravel bikes (except that they're part of a marketing effort to convince cyclists to...
10-25-14, 12:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,460
Posted By dizzy101

A couple of years ago, Focus offered an XXXL...

A couple of years ago, Focus offered an XXXL crossbike. Look for Focus Mares Cx.
10-24-12, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 806
Posted By dizzy101

That's very optimistic. Building up your own bike...

That's very optimistic. Building up your own bike is oftentimes so much more expensive than just buying a complete one. The bar tape, the tires, the brakes... it adds up. (Unless of course you have...
10-24-12, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,495
Posted By dizzy101

I think they go on the outside of the shoe, to...

I think they go on the outside of the shoe, to add some re-inforcement to the way the cleat attaches to the shoe. (At least, that's where I'm putting 'em. I don't see how they'd be useful on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-12, 03:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,149
Posted By dizzy101

Standard vs compact doesn't make a big difference...

Standard vs compact doesn't make a big difference IMO. With a standard and a big cassette in the back, you can pretty much get a gearing similar to compact. Or you can go compact and use 11-21.

If...
04-23-12, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By dizzy101

Just awesome! Great story

Just awesome! Great story
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-12, 08:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 892
Posted By dizzy101

I really don't believe that women need...

I really don't believe that women need woman-specific bikes. Just get a bike that fits. Get a proper fit, taking into account top tube, stem length, etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-12, 08:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,027
Posted By dizzy101

If someone gave me an 800, I'd sell it and get a...

If someone gave me an 800, I'd sell it and get a 500. Seems just a better product to me, smaller, battery lasts forever. Who needs turn by turn navigation on a bike anways
03-17-12, 08:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,112
Posted By dizzy101

First post nailed it. The importance of...

First post nailed it.

The importance of weight is so overrated. On your average crit, or road ride with slight rolling hills, or training ride, or flat century... you'll be battling wind...
07-30-11, 07:49 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,925
Posted By dizzy101

It wouldn't matter which sled I pulled, assuming...

It wouldn't matter which sled I pulled, assuming sliding resistance is the same. Once they're up to speed, keeping momentum going would require the same amount of energy. (Physics 101 lesson,...
07-16-11, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By dizzy101

I just read it yesterday. Worth reading. It's...

I just read it yesterday. Worth reading. It's simply unimaginable what some people have gone through in their lives.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-11, 01:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,846
Posted By dizzy101

People who do the occasional timetrial but don't...

People who do the occasional timetrial but don't have money for a TT bike? Pretty simple really.

What's with the quality control on threads here lately? Forum has surely gone down the ****ter.
07-09-11, 01:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,475
Posted By dizzy101

Agreed. I take it OP is pretty skinny. I have...

Agreed. I take it OP is pretty skinny. I have similar dimensions to OP (6'6" 195lbs), and pure climbing is not my problem. Your power to weight ratio shouldn't be too far of from your fellow...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-11, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By dizzy101

The aero advantage of wheels is quite small,...

The aero advantage of wheels is quite small, really. Much more important are: position, time trial bars, helmet, skin suit, cables... once you've fixed all those, you might look into wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-11, 09:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 789
Posted By dizzy101

Get the red koolstops. Repeat: the red ones. They...

Get the red koolstops. Repeat: the red ones. They brake when it's raining and even better when it's not. They are super awesome and sweet.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-11, 10:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 883
Posted By dizzy101

Yeah, for $30 you can watch all stages live AND...

Yeah, for $30 you can watch all stages live AND stream them whenever you like. Fast forward, replay, whatever you want.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-11, 08:27 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 18,434
Posted By dizzy101

The problem with upgrading parts on a #$&% bike...

The problem with upgrading parts on a #$&% bike is not that the end product won't be decent--but that you're spending WAY too much in the end. Too many people buy parts individually--even looking at...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-11, 06:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 857
Posted By dizzy101

I think compact-or-standard is one of the least...

I think compact-or-standard is one of the least important choices when it comes to bike setup. So yes, it is discussed too much (as some posters have pointed out).

First of all, it doesn't affect...
07-03-11, 06:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,254
Posted By dizzy101

From my personal experience, hydration BEFORE the...

From my personal experience, hydration BEFORE the event is as important as hydration during. If I don't drink enuf liquids the evening before or the morning of a strenuous ride, then all the Gatorade...
07-03-11, 06:34 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 15,976
Posted By dizzy101

I require more than 250 watts to do a 1 hr TT. On...

I require more than 250 watts to do a 1 hr TT. On my weekly 7-mile time trial, I average something like 24 mph, and I produce around 275-300 watts (I think). It's mostly because I am a un-aero tall...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-11, 09:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,100
Posted By dizzy101

Why not combine a nose-less saddle with a lower...

Why not combine a nose-less saddle with a lower section that you can't sit on, but that protrudes forward and touches the inner thigh, so that it provides balance? There's plenty of ideas that...
06-25-11, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,965
Posted By dizzy101

aerotechdesigns.com I'm 6'7" and get my...

aerotechdesigns.com

I'm 6'7" and get my jerseys there. They have a special tall size, which comes in M all the way to XXXL.

Also if you wear a jersey with a bib short in the same color/pattern,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-11, 01:22 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,511
Posted By dizzy101

If you know them so well, and ride with them...

If you know them so well, and ride with them weekly, why don't you just try it or talk to them about it? Posting a thread on a message board and checking the racing club website will not get you...
Forum: For Sale
06-19-11, 12:38 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 120,417
Posted By dizzy101

Looking for a 120mm stem with a 73/107 angle....

Looking for a 120mm stem with a 73/107 angle. 31.8 clamp size.

Have various bike parts to offer as trade, e.g. Selle Italia SLR saddle, some seatposts, etc.
Forum: Commuting
05-25-11, 12:00 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 32,183
Posted By dizzy101

Going to the website opens up my Adobe...

Going to the website opens up my Adobe programs--very odd. Yeah, they better fix that stuff!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-11, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10,247
Views: 2,696,198
Posted By dizzy101

That's intentional, yes. Should be there. Many...

That's intentional, yes. Should be there. Many frames have it.
05-24-11, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By dizzy101

Sounds like your seat is too high. At the bottom...

Sounds like your seat is too high. At the bottom of the stroke, the ankle-knee-hip angle should be only about 140-145 degrees for road bikes.

(That is, 140-145 is best for max effectiveness. If...
05-19-11, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By dizzy101

You cannot target areas of your body for fat...

You cannot target areas of your body for fat loss. In other words, you cannot 'spot reduce'. Doing push ups or bench presses may even make it worse, because you increase the mass in the chest area....
05-16-11, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By dizzy101

Assuming you're going the same speed, the stress...

Assuming you're going the same speed, the stress on the SPOKES and WHEEL is the same.

However, the stress on the cog is larger in case of a smaller cog. Smaller cogs wear faster.
Forum: For Sale
05-16-11, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1,356
Sticky Saddle swap
Views: 307,295
Posted By dizzy101

I have a new SMP Pro (the wide, padded model from...

I have a new SMP Pro (the wide, padded model from the SMP line). Used for a week. It's too padded for me. I'd like to swap for a less padded model from the SMP line (carbon lite, forma or dynamic or...
05-09-11, 09:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,638
Posted By dizzy101

Terrible terrible news

Terrible terrible news
05-07-11, 01:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,239
Posted By dizzy101

My guess would be 20-30 seconds at a minimum,...

My guess would be 20-30 seconds at a minimum, more if you go faster.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-11, 12:13 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,948
Posted By dizzy101

Music indeed makes you die faster By which I...

Music indeed makes you die faster

By which I mean: listening to an iPod while riding unaware of traffic around you makes you less safe
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-11, 02:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 17,793
Posted By dizzy101

Try 50-36, it's a good combo (better than 50-34...

Try 50-36, it's a good combo (better than 50-34 IMO).
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-11, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 676
Posted By dizzy101

If you're willing to import from Europe, you can...

If you're willing to import from Europe, you can also get a cheaper, non-custom bike. Check out Canyon bikes (canyon.com) or Red Bull (roseversand.de). Both brands go up to 66 cm seat tube.

I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-11, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 713
Posted By dizzy101

I just picked up some ROL sl/slr 's and like them...

I just picked up some ROL sl/slr 's and like them a lot. Sturdy, standard parts, 30mm rim. Take a look at ROL wheels.

(This is coming from someone who got sick of having to send in Easton wheels...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-11, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By dizzy101

The ride of the Solvang Century is worth...

The ride of the Solvang Century is worth doing--but it's not the best (they make the riders go on big, wide roads because of the size of the event--and those roads are not the best). But you will...
07-17-10, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By dizzy101

Wow, those pictures are just... jawdropping.

Wow, those pictures are just... jawdropping.
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