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03-05-14, 08:58 PM
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Posted By EdIsMe

Won't be able to make it due to work. See ya next...

Won't be able to make it due to work. See ya next time!
03-05-14, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5,101
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Posted By EdIsMe

Yup. Currently a 4 trying to hit 3. This season...

Yup. Currently a 4 trying to hit 3. This season has been hard. The Cat 4 peleton last year wasn't nearly as fast... Although neither was I. Nice bike btw!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-14, 09:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,509
Posted By EdIsMe

\\ I actually laughed out loud. :lol:

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I actually laughed out loud. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-14, 08:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,509
Posted By EdIsMe

Not gonna join the power banter, as I don't have...

Not gonna join the power banter, as I don't have a power meter, but races in my area typically combine cat 3 and 4.

I'm a cat 4 and can hold my own against some cat 1-2's that I've had the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-14, 04:33 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,661,401
Posted By EdIsMe

That'd be grass. I live in this crazy place...

That'd be grass. I live in this crazy place called Florida... where the winters are green and the summers are bleak.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-14, 04:32 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,661,401
Posted By EdIsMe

Thanks. The phone is a pretty outdated HTC...

Thanks.

The phone is a pretty outdated HTC EVO 3D. The camera isn't terrible, but any cell phone simply isn't going to have adequate lensing to take a quality photo (from real camera standards......
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-14, 04:28 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,661,401
Posted By EdIsMe

Yes, a British BB would work... kinda. ...

Yes, a British BB would work... kinda.

Swiss: 35 mm X 1mm (25.4 tpi) right/left 68mm
British: 1.370" X 24 tpi and 1.375" X 24 tpi right/left 68mm

If you mix: 35 mm = 1.378". Shell is slightly...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-14, 02:26 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,661,401
Posted By EdIsMe

Rode to the inlet today and took some pics. All...

Rode to the inlet today and took some pics. All of these were taken with my crappy phone camera and just a little bit of photoshop magic.

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Edit: I still have no...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-14, 05:27 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,661,401
Posted By EdIsMe

Yes, that's a Wound Up. Sorry about the picture...

Yes, that's a Wound Up. Sorry about the picture quality, was taken by cell phone and the bike has a fresh coat of polish on it, ;)
No idea why it's so small on the forum, the picture is twice the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-14, 01:47 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,661,401
Posted By EdIsMe

I normally absolutely hate the look of...

I normally absolutely hate the look of Specialized bikes, and without the colors on yours I'd probably hate it too... but you've got it setup beautifully and the colors take it to another level. I...
02-18-14, 01:35 PM
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Posted By EdIsMe

+1,000,00 <33333

+1,000,00

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02-17-14, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5,101
Views: 3,286,833
Posted By EdIsMe

I have, got me 4th place in a road race on it's...

I have, got me 4th place in a road race on it's first weekend out. Did pretty mediocre on the 2nd weekend though. Have another coming up this weekend. :)

Still getting used to riding it. Went from...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-14, 02:12 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,661,401
Posted By EdIsMe

364733 1984 Peugeot PSV-10SL Campy Chorus...

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1984 Peugeot PSV-10SL
Campy Chorus shifters, Campy Athena FD & RD
Shimano Ultegra drivetrain (Had to due to Swiss-threaded BB)

Rides like a dream and I love it. Weighs in at 19.0 lbs...
02-17-14, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5,101
Views: 3,286,833
Posted By EdIsMe

364730 1984 Peugeot PSV-10SL Campy Chorus...

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1984 Peugeot PSV-10SL
Campy Chorus shifters, Campy Athena FD & RD
Shimano Ultegra drivetrain (Had to due to Swiss-threaded BB)

Rides like a dream and I love it. Weighs in at 19.0 lbs...
02-10-14, 08:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,067
Posted By EdIsMe

The benefit imo is a more direct relationship...

The benefit imo is a more direct relationship between training and riding; I.e. x minutes at max sust. Power = an x mile time trial. Also, for maximal burst efforts, power required is exponential...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-14, 08:51 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,668
Posted By EdIsMe

^I lol'd. Seriously though... you're just...

^I lol'd.

Seriously though... you're just clicking on the wrong threads. That and squeaky wheels tend to squeak louder. Misery loves company. If there are 100 products that are really and truly...
02-07-14, 05:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,067
Posted By EdIsMe

I've had a set of Minoura small-diameter "Action"...

I've had a set of Minoura small-diameter "Action" rollers for around 3 years. I've also trained extensively on the road, and in a private training facility on both the Cateye CS1000 (previously...
02-07-14, 03:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,067
Posted By EdIsMe

So I managed to score a quick deal on the...

So I managed to score a quick deal on the Supermagneto for $300 including shipping, brand new.

Looking forward to some really hardcore workouts this spring. :)
02-07-14, 03:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,067
Posted By EdIsMe

Sorry, mistake. Typed Bushido, meant Booster.

Sorry, mistake. Typed Bushido, meant Booster.
02-07-14, 02:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,067
Posted By EdIsMe

The non-linear curve of the Cycleops sounds...

The non-linear curve of the Cycleops sounds really awesome. I was also looking at the Tacx Bushido which is quite a bit cheaper, but offers similar resistance (albeit linear).

KK vs. the Bushido...
02-07-14, 02:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,067
Posted By EdIsMe

Wow. If I found a KK for $120 it'd already be in...

Wow. If I found a KK for $120 it'd already be in my garage. Nice find!
02-07-14, 01:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,067
Posted By EdIsMe

The primary use of this trainer will be 1 to 2...

The primary use of this trainer will be 1 to 2 hour sessions with high levels of intensity. ;)

"Trainer on a budget" is a relative thing. I want a good trainer that'll kick my ass and also work...
02-07-14, 11:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,067
Posted By EdIsMe

Just received a response from 1UpUSa: ...

Just received a response from 1UpUSa:

"Sorry, for the delayed response. Our progressive resistance works great for novelist type riders looking for a smooth feel and extra quiet. It's not...
02-07-14, 10:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,067
Posted By EdIsMe

1UpUSA Trainer

Has anyone used one of these before? What's your honest review?
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http://www.1upusa.com/product-trainer.html
http://www.roadbikereview.com/reviews/1upusa-cpr-a2000-pro-review

There's quite...
01-09-14, 07:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,232
Posted By EdIsMe

I might have to actually test out the open tube...

I might have to actually test out the open tube idea. This thread has gotten disappointingly quiet the last few days.

Just wondering...

Do you guys think any of the advantages of tubeless would...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-14, 09:21 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,683
Posted By EdIsMe

I have personally made the mistake of allowing...

I have personally made the mistake of allowing the opinions of others sway my buying decisions. Sometimes groupthink is good and it allows people to come to a consensus on what is good and what...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-14, 08:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,818
Posted By EdIsMe

This is actually true and it's been said more...

This is actually true and it's been said more than once in interviews and videos.

-BUT-

It isn't because the bikes are toast after the 1 ride, it's because these same bikes have ridden all of...
01-07-14, 08:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,232
Posted By EdIsMe

I already said I wasn't going to be doing any...

I already said I wasn't going to be doing any hair-brained tests any time soon. Although, as Kimmo put it, the "spirit of enquiry" is a difficult one to tame. Why not have some fun pondering what...
01-07-14, 09:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,232
Posted By EdIsMe

Update! TL;DR After much pondering, I've...

Update!

TL;DR After much pondering, I've decided the experiment is not worth the risk and will not proceed! Details:

It has become clear to me that a standard clincher tire WILL NOT WORK setup...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-14, 05:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,565
Posted By EdIsMe

357682 This is probably the best "quadricep"...

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This is probably the best "quadricep" picture I have. I'm in the Rudy kit. This picture was taken during a training crit July 2012. Since then, my legs haven't gotten much bigger, but I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-14, 05:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,660
Posted By EdIsMe

This is just me contemplating worst case scenario...

This is just me contemplating worst case scenario here...

Obviously the bike was not setup properly and resulted in damage to the bike that is either not repairable or has not been repaired. The...
01-02-14, 04:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,232
Posted By EdIsMe

well biked Thanks for not making this a pissing...

well biked Thanks for not making this a pissing match. :)

This is no more than a pondering and possibly a pending experiment.

To clear up a few things:

We are talking about tubeless setups...
01-01-14, 10:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,232
Posted By EdIsMe

I feel like we're getting a bit off topic, so I...

I feel like we're getting a bit off topic, so I quickly borrowed this picture from google and drew some pretty red arrows to symbolize air pressure.

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The left image shows a standard...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-14, 01:10 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,058
Posted By EdIsMe

I did something in the neighborhood of 12,000 in...

I did something in the neighborhood of 12,000 in 2013. I didn't keep track very well and got rid of my computer about halfway through the year.

No idea what my hours spent or elevation was, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-14, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By EdIsMe

Road tubeless and tubular glue?

I might be out of my mind but it's a bit rainy today and that got me to thinking...

What do you think the outcome of using tubular mastik on the bead of a tubeless or non-tubeless tire on a...
01-01-14, 12:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,232
Posted By EdIsMe

Road tubeless and tubular glue?

I might be out of my mind but it's a bit rainy today and that got me to thinking...

What do you think the outcome of using tubular mastik on the bead of a tubeless or non-tubeless tire on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-13, 06:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,147
Posted By EdIsMe

Drope the hamer is the correct spelling. ...

Drope the hamer is the correct spelling.

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^droping the hamer -win-
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-13, 05:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By EdIsMe

Very cool! Kinda makes me want a Lynskey (even...

Very cool! Kinda makes me want a Lynskey (even more than I already did).
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-13, 05:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,954
Posted By EdIsMe

Most modern saddles will last 10-15k miles....

Most modern saddles will last 10-15k miles. Padding and plastic degrade and will deteriorate over time.

Leather ages well and can last a very long time, but also can be damaged by water.

Pure...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-13, 04:03 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,661,401
Posted By EdIsMe

No shiftmate. The derailleurs are campy. Only...

No shiftmate. The derailleurs are campy. Only used the shimano crank because campy isn't comparable with the swiss bottom bracket. Better picture pending... Just took this at 6 am pre-ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-13, 12:48 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,661,401
Posted By EdIsMe

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-13, 09:09 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 27,193
Posted By EdIsMe

I have one of those Spurcycle bells on the way...

I have one of those Spurcycle bells on the way also. I'd been tossing around the idea of getting one for a while, and when I saw the ad for that one, I was instantly sold.

Every time I've said "on...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-13, 08:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,193
Posted By EdIsMe

I just got all the components in the mail today....

I just got all the components in the mail today. First order of business is to ream out the inside of the fork (The adapter fits, but stops halfway down). I'm a bit excited :)

To get us back on...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-13, 06:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,193
Posted By EdIsMe

I did a bit of research and found that ISO and...

I did a bit of research and found that ISO and French headsets both have the same steer-tube insertion diameter of 30.2mm. This means that converting to 1" threadless is definitely possible and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-13, 08:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,193
Posted By EdIsMe

Aero bikes still don't have me 100% convinced....

Aero bikes still don't have me 100% convinced. Although not marketed as an aero bike, I think Focus has the right idea with their D shaped tubing on the Izalco Team.

I didn't like Treks before......
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-13, 05:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,193
Posted By EdIsMe

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_TbmplkIYLx8/TU9e586PpEI/...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_TbmplkIYLx8/TU9e586PpEI/AAAAAAAADPM/m***n9CJf0M/s800/DSC_0797.JPG

Given my current thoughts on bike positioning and handling, it's absolutely mind-boggling that you can...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-13, 05:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,193
Posted By EdIsMe

I'm really liking my new position so far. As I...

I'm really liking my new position so far. As I said before, the saddle is approx 2cm higher and 1cm more forward. I feel like it's easier to grab the bars further out and to bend my elbows a bit more...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-13, 08:31 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,193
Posted By EdIsMe

I've watched every (yes every) video you have on...

I've watched every (yes every) video you have on YouTube and never realized just how extreme your setup is. It's a bit impressive. Especially on the red bike where it appears the drops are lower than...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-13, 09:58 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,772
Posted By EdIsMe

Eh, if I had to buy coffee for the whole group...

Eh, if I had to buy coffee for the whole group after a flat, I definitely wouldn't be interested in riding with that group. I bring along my own tools and etc to repair a flat. I think every cyclist...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-13, 09:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 802
Posted By EdIsMe

Any time I've ordered from PBK, the items were in...

Any time I've ordered from PBK, the items were in retail packaging, or were specifically described that they would not come in retail packaging or were bulk items. I.e. chains as mentioned before.
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