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Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-12, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 253,700
Posted By tie

Here's a good one: ...

Here's a good one:

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/137865449

Max speed: 123.3 miles/hour
Max HR: 252 beats/minute
07-21-09, 08:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,963
Posted By tie

The drug testers are really incompetent and, yes,...

The drug testers are really incompetent and, yes, unethical. Usually I think this works against Lance but in this case perhaps it went the other way. The system needs to be reformed. If the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-08, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,121
Posted By tie

The Tarmac is a fair bit stiffer, and the...

The Tarmac is a fair bit stiffer, and the difference is very noticeable going up hills. But the Roubaix is definitely smoother on the road. Even though they are two bikes built by the same company...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-08, 01:48 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,936
Posted By tie

There is a much bigger difference between...

There is a much bigger difference between straps/no straps than between straps/clipless. Still, I recommend clipless since it is well worth it.
05-25-08, 11:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 809
Posted By tie

When I started biking, I discovered that food is...

When I started biking, I discovered that food is really necessary after 60 miles. But at that point, eating won't help---you really need to eat before you get hungry. For a 40 mile ride, I'd bring...
02-25-08, 10:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,830
Posted By tie

:) yes. Sorry for being in your way, I...

:) yes. Sorry for being in your way, I eventually moved a bit farther down the hill.
02-25-08, 05:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,830
Posted By tie

nikoncmk, we must have been right next to each...

nikoncmk, we must have been right next to each other. Here is a shot of Tom Zirbel, for example.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3059/2291860881_77ef6ceb2f_o.jpg...
02-24-08, 08:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,830
Posted By tie

That way: ...

That way:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3182/2289625277_ccd78411dd_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/breic/2289625277/)
Replies: 40
Views: 1,935
Posted By tie

I've never gone a full century, but I have gone...

I've never gone a full century, but I have gone more than 90 miles on my mountain bike, knobby tires and all. It is fun passing people on hills when you have a dramatically heavier bike. :) But...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-06, 05:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 637
Posted By tie

I agree with Steve. Be a good sport, he didn't...

I agree with Steve. Be a good sport, he didn't mean anything by saying "on your left." Not smart of him, but what can you do? Bike carefully, especially when there are lots of other cyclists...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-06, 08:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,392
Posted By tie

The astronomers don't like non-4WD vehicles going...

The astronomers don't like non-4WD vehicles going up the dirt road past the visitor center because (they say) it is bad for the road. Rental cars can easily go up to the visitor center, though; the...
03-10-06, 11:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,567
Posted By tie

One person has said quadratically, another...

One person has said quadratically, another exponentially.. But in my experience, based on real world factors, the savings is more like cubically. This means, for example, that when you go up a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-06, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By tie

Thanks guys. It was quite warm on Diablo. ...

Thanks guys. It was quite warm on Diablo. There's a little bit of snow to the side of the road at the top. Visibility was awful, unfortunately.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-06, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By tie

SF Area: Mt Diablo and Hamilton conditions

Can anyone report on the conditions on Mt Diablo or Mt Hamilton? I understood there was snow, but is it now clear to the top? I'd like to climb one of these tomorrow (Hamilton from the east side,...
01-26-06, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By tie

what to do after an accident?

I saw a bike accident yesterday as a pedestrian, and didn't immediately know what to do. Fortunately, there were lots of people around calling 911, helping out, etc., and the bicyclist wasn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-06, 04:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,481
Posted By tie

I thought about this for a while, then just did...

I thought about this for a while, then just did it. Basically bring whatever you normally bring (tire change, water bottles), plus food (peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for me), money, a cell...
10-25-05, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By tie

Mike's Bikes is pretty good in my experience, but...

Mike's Bikes is pretty good in my experience, but they don't have a lot of stock. The Missing Link every time I have gone there, I have had problems. When I was trying to buy a new bike and they...
07-12-05, 07:57 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 11,323
Posted By tie

Some of these cyclists really don't seem to be...

Some of these cyclists really don't seem to be biking very well. Why don't they pace themselves up the hill. We see these people fall apart and nearly stop dead. The commentators keep saying, when...
07-11-05, 04:13 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,379
Posted By tie

...therby reducing OLN's per-commercial revenue,...

...therby reducing OLN's per-commercial revenue, so they have to show the rest of us even more commercials. Thanks.

Actually, I'm watching from Canada, and the only commercials we get are for...
07-11-05, 04:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,229
Posted By tie

Well, CSC certainly made a bad PR call.

Well, CSC certainly made a bad PR call.
07-10-05, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 640,818
Posted By tie

Got my replacement, but there is no way of...

Got my replacement, but there is no way of attaching it to the bike. It doesn't have any attachment shackle/doohickey. (It also doesn't come with a lighted key, unlike the origina lock not that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-05, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By tie

Just FYI, the Sport weighs 30 pounds. (The...

Just FYI, the Sport weighs 30 pounds. (The Raleigh website says 25 pounds the Raleigh websites lies!) It is a one very heavy bike, and in this price range, you'll probably get a good marginal...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-05, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 463,183
Posted By tie

Well I like to complain; you gotta problem with...

Well I like to complain; you gotta problem with that?!

Another reason I was complaining is because I haven't had time to ride it much at all. Finally on Saturday I had a free day, and went on...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-05, 07:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,182
Posted By tie

I would be very careful about playing with it. ...

I would be very careful about playing with it. It is not easy to fix without a bike stand. And you can very easily make things worse.

Be careful too giving it to your bike shop; they can also...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-05, 12:13 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 463,183
Posted By tie

Here...

Here (http://www.raleighusa.com/popup-specs.asp?deptid=5&itemid=161&childid=216) is a page where Raleigh says the Sport'04 weighs 25 pounds. They don't specify different weights for different sizes...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-05, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 463,183
Posted By tie

Re: Raleigh Sport I wondered how this bike...

Re: Raleigh Sport

I wondered how this bike could seem so heavy when I knew for a fact that it weighed only 25 pounds, just maybe 2 or 3 pounds more than other bikes I had considered. So I finally...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-05, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,654
Posted By tie

I weighed this bike (Raleigh Sport '04, size 57)...

I weighed this bike (Raleigh Sport '04, size 57) and got 30 pounds. This was with most everything off, except the water bottle cage. I have no idea how Raleigh got the 25 pounds they list on their...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-05, 01:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,148
Posted By tie

Are any of these feature-full computers...

Are any of these feature-full computers Mac-compatible? Switcher here.

Polar seems No: http://www.polarusa.com/service_repair/show_faq_con.asp?ID=49
Ciclosport I guess not?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-05, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 463,183
Posted By tie

They still have at least one left, a 59, at $300....

They still have at least one left, a 59, at $300.

I bought their size 56 Sport 04 today, based on price, and am rather regretting it. I made the mistake of also test-riding the $800 ($710 at...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-04, 01:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 668
Posted By tie

If you have spare time, look up the KLIMB bike...

If you have spare time, look up the KLIMB bike mapping program; it has fairly good maps showing major bike routes all around the Bay Area, with also distance, elevation and water fountains.
11-03-04, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By tie

But cars are safer and, in my experience, more...

But cars are safer and, in my experience, more reliable. Plus, regarding traffic, biking by all those cars you'll be breathing in their stinky fumes (which is disgusting, and also offsets health...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-04, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By tie

Nice. It is rare, in my experience, for shops to...

Nice. It is rare, in my experience, for shops to bother with fitting, particularly for bikes in that price range. I'd take the bike on a slightly longer ride just to be sure. I tried that exact...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-04, 10:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By tie

Ahem.. :)

Ahem.. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-04, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By tie

I am also looking for advice on a used bike. I...

I am also looking for advice on a used bike. I don't want to hijack this thread, but don't want to start a new thread either.



Good deal? A little smaller than I would like (I'm 5'11" and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-04, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By tie

This sounds like a deal. I have been looking for...

This sounds like a deal. I have been looking for used road bikes, and found almost nothing. There are $1000+ road bikes and $100 mountain bikes, but not a lot of the lower to intermediate range...
10-16-04, 10:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 23,443
Posted By tie

Actually, since it has been several months I have...

Actually, since it has been several months I have no idea. Of course you are right about the brake release. Perhaps the problem was that the wheel wasn't trued or didn't stay trued after leaving...
09-28-04, 08:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,073
Posted By tie

Sure, there is nothing wrong with going slowly. ...

Sure, there is nothing wrong with going slowly. I don't see why people take this as a black-and-white issue.
09-26-04, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 640,818
Posted By tie

I think this was covered on page 1. No, it isn't...

I think this was covered on page 1. No, it isn't likely that Kryptonite will be put out of business. But yes they deserve it. A lawsuit won't directly help the rest of us, but I think punitive...
09-24-04, 11:30 PM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 640,818
Posted By tie

No kidding. I'm rooting for this Canadian guy to...

No kidding. I'm rooting for this Canadian guy to sue Kryptonite out of existence. Companies like this deserve it, IMHO.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-04, 08:51 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 11,705
Posted By tie

What is the world record for drafting speed? I...

What is the world record for drafting speed? I heard it was something like 120 miles an hour (behind a car with a special shield set up), but don't know if this is accurate. I imagine you would...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-04, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By tie

Tim Krabbe's "The Rider" is another...

Tim Krabbe's "The Rider" is another option.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-04, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By tie

Stupid question: What does it mean to be "fitted"...

Stupid question: What does it mean to be "fitted" by the LBS?

When I've bought bikes before, they said to stand over the bike and lift it to check the clearance. I will probably buy a new bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-04, 10:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By tie

The bike I am currently looking at is the 2005...

The bike I am currently looking at is the 2005 Specialized Allez Sport ($710 at LBS). It seems to have a nice feature set. Carbon fork and seatpost, Tiagra shifters (definitely nicer than Sora). ...
09-16-04, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 640,818
Posted By tie

I have had two bikes stolen with Kryptonite locks...

I have had two bikes stolen with Kryptonite locks on them. I currently own another Kryptonite lock (Evolution 2000), but rarely use it since I didn't trust it even before. LBSs have posted sign...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-04, 12:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 740
Posted By tie

Note that at reasonable speeds, most energy is...

Note that at reasonable speeds, most energy is spent defeating air resistance, which increases quadratically with velocity. In other words, a 30% energy benefit translates to a speed benefit of 14%...
08-28-04, 04:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 23,443
Posted By tie

I had the same sort of problem with my bike, from...

I had the same sort of problem with my bike, from a reputable local bike shop. Took it in after a few months for them to tighten the cables and so on. It came back with the back brake way too tight...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-04, 12:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,809
Posted By tie

With clipless pedals, won't you hurt the utility...

With clipless pedals, won't you hurt the utility of the bike for riding trails? I don't know. I am in a similar situation as you -- riding my knobby-tired mountain bike ~100 road miles a week. I...
08-26-04, 01:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 668
Posted By tie

I was surprised the other day when a car with the...

I was surprised the other day when a car with the window rolled down pulled up beside me as I biked along, and the lady asked directions. There was no shoulder, and she was kind of pushing me off...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-04, 12:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,303
Posted By tie

You take the Look, I'll take the Colnago. :)

You take the Look, I'll take the Colnago. :)
08-23-04, 11:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,503
Posted By tie

You need to send the lock in, so I think it is...

You need to send the lock in, so I think it is fairly useless. Also be aware that you need to register for the insurance within a couple days (perhaps one week?) of buying the lock, and include a...
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