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10-21-04, 04:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By oxologic

Oligopoly! The most common market structure in...

Oligopoly! The most common market structure in most industries. It seems like a movement, where bike companies merge, until a few bike companies are left. I'm having my economics paper at A Levels...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-04, 06:41 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,850
Posted By oxologic

Selev is good.. mine is apparently lighter than...

Selev is good.. mine is apparently lighter than the Giro Atmos, or of equal weight. It's much cheaper too... and function wise.. protects ur head.
09-19-04, 08:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,472
Posted By oxologic

I'd honestly rather have a mechanic. My love for...

I'd honestly rather have a mechanic. My love for the bike shows when I'm riding it, cleaning it, it gets too bothersome sometimes. I'd prefer just simply riding it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-04, 02:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,773
Posted By oxologic

You've gotta see if you need the 25. If you don't...

You've gotta see if you need the 25. If you don't need it, don't get it. A compact gives probably a easier gear than a 53/39. I don't think there will be much use for the 25 since the front is...
09-17-04, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 751
Posted By oxologic

I almost always use my camelbaks! Yeah, most...

I almost always use my camelbaks!

Yeah, most road cyclists don't use it.. in fact I believe I'm the only one that I've seen using a camelbak while cycling on the road. Who cares... I love the...
09-13-04, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,358
Posted By oxologic

About the squats, it is pretty dangerous and...

About the squats, it is pretty dangerous and risky. It might injure the knees from what I hear, and I read somewhere before that there's this athlete who does not find squats to be worth the risk,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-04, 08:20 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,592
Posted By oxologic

It doesn't save much weight. It's just for the...

It doesn't save much weight. It's just for the convenience, since anyway no one will really shift gears while climbing. I've read that adding the downtube shifter.. actually sort of offset the weight...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-04, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By oxologic

What bugs are you refering to? I was looking...

What bugs are you refering to? I was looking forward to buying it as well... but it's too costly for me right now. I'm still young anyway and will go into the army soon, which means I might not have...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-04, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Vc?
Views: 333
Posted By oxologic

Luckily it is not Volatile Compound.

Luckily it is not Volatile Compound.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-04, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Vc?
Views: 333
Posted By oxologic

Vc?

http://www.trekbikes.com/bikes/2005/road/pilot59.jsp

What is a OCLV VC seat stay? What's VC?
09-04-04, 03:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,727
Posted By oxologic

I get cuts!! WHY?

I get cuts!! WHY?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-04, 02:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By oxologic

Just go back to your LBS and smile, saying "I...

Just go back to your LBS and smile, saying "I broke my chain.... again". Lol, but having broken chain really sucks. It might be due to guys mashing probably, but then chains should be strong. Switch...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-04, 03:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 833
Posted By oxologic

How much did you get the power option for?? Did...

How much did you get the power option for?? Did it include the cadence and speed sensor that is placed at the rear?

I don't think it is a matter of uploading correctly. There are slight...
09-01-04, 05:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,505
Posted By oxologic

I have a different view, I think the Zeros are...

I have a different view, I think the Zeros are cool. They look nice, but maybe one has to try wearing them. If it fits the face, and it looks good, why not? It's really not about the looks of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-04, 03:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,758
Posted By oxologic

It is apparently the IR device on the S720i....

It is apparently the IR device on the S720i. Firstly, the new S725 has the newest IR component, and is able to communicate with ALMOST all IR devices. The S720 and S710 are not outdated, just that it...
08-23-04, 02:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By oxologic

Over rested? You lack it. Sleeping 6 - 7 hours...

Over rested? You lack it. Sleeping 6 - 7 hours ain't good. Minimum 8 hours? Remember?

Anyway, if you are over-rested, you must be feeling fresh and it is easy to get your heart rate up. However,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-04, 07:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,640
Posted By oxologic

My bike shorts are too short!! I don't flip it at...

My bike shorts are too short!! I don't flip it at all, my legs just look so long.... lol... maybe because I'm more lanky. Anyway, I don't flip the gripper on my legs, but I do for those on my waist.
08-22-04, 07:36 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 25,523
Posted By oxologic

Do you still wear a bike shorts, or a bib?? It...

Do you still wear a bike shorts, or a bib?? It feels weird to ride topless, not that it looks disgusting or anything, but the shorts makes it pretty weird since you'll pull it up high.

Surely it...
08-22-04, 12:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,173
Posted By oxologic

You guessed wrong. Lol, I have less strength than...

You guessed wrong. Lol, I have less strength than I have speed. It is pretty easy for me to hold on high cadence, I can't push the big gears, honestly. The 53 I have in front is practically brand...
08-18-04, 04:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,173
Posted By oxologic

So now I see the size and surface area thingy. A...

So now I see the size and surface area thingy. A bigger guy does not really have any significant increase in surface area.

What about the muscles involved? Are they all the same, or does the...
08-17-04, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By oxologic

At a higher activity, TOP, you will have a higher...

At a higher activity, TOP, you will have a higher VO2 max, which is why you got a higher value. The OwnIndex is a presumeably accurate value of your VO2 max.
08-14-04, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By oxologic

Slight angle? Are you serious at all? What is the...

Slight angle? Are you serious at all? What is the reason for that?? Do we want muscular imbalance?
08-13-04, 04:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,173
Posted By oxologic

Does anyone else have any information, and try to...

Does anyone else have any information, and try to fill me in at least?

Why should one not be able to push into the wind, which a form of resistance and riding uphill where gravity is a form of...
08-12-04, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By oxologic

How to make sure your seat is straight?

My seat seems to be tilted to the right a little, it's level, just turned a bit to the right. However, it seems that whenever I adjust my seat, it's this way. How do I make sure the seat is straight...
08-11-04, 05:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,173
Posted By oxologic

What happens when you only climb hills?

Lets say there is this guy, he rides only hills, every single pedalstroke is for the uphill. If he is going to descend, he gets into the car and drive to a point when it is all uphill again. No...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-04, 04:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,605
Posted By oxologic

Very stylo. You are going to be so proud an owner.

Very stylo. You are going to be so proud an owner.
08-08-04, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By oxologic

Is there any other way other than using contact...

Is there any other way other than using contact lenses if you are short-sighted? I'm considering to get a pair of sunglasses as well. I'm have no idea about tearing, but does eye drops help?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-04, 09:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 991
Posted By oxologic

You'll get your life back in track, cherish...

You'll get your life back in track, cherish everyone and your bike. Have a wonderful life ahead!
08-01-04, 01:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,358
Posted By oxologic

Strength training for knees?

How do you work those muscles that help to strengthen the knees? The knees are an important part of cycling, as will all other parts. I'm not going to take any risks and I am going to strengthen my...
07-31-04, 11:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,170
Posted By oxologic

Thank You Stickers?

As a cyclist, all of us have seen mean people, and definitely very nice ones. Have you guys ever thought of carrying along some thank you stickers for drivers who were nice enough to provide us space...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-04, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By oxologic

You should be fit according to the length of your...

You should be fit according to the length of your various body parts, considering only a few of those parts, not everything if you get me wrong. Secondly, you should also be fit according to your...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-04, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,080
Posted By oxologic

Okay, aerodynamics lowers by 1bpm, feel-good...

Okay, aerodynamics lowers by 1bpm, feel-good factor by 6bpm. That adds up.

Lol, nah... must be getting fitter!! :D
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-04, 05:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,080
Posted By oxologic

Thanks for the encouragement. I can handle it...

Thanks for the encouragement. I can handle it pretty well, though I have not met the Tuesday showdown where there could be a big hoo ha during my physical education lesson.

Anyway, I found I rode...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-04, 01:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,080
Posted By oxologic

Well, I know about what society wants and expects...

Well, I know about what society wants and expects and sometimes we have to conform to those standards, and for some I don't. I went around today telling my friends about it, trust me, they did not...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-04, 06:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,080
Posted By oxologic

Very smooth..

I just shaved my legs, my first time ever. I got a graze while playing volleyball and my knee skid across the ground. So I decided to shave. Now my friends are going to laugh at me... should I...
07-24-04, 12:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 545
Posted By oxologic

Ankling no more?

Is Lance still doing the ankling thingy? Has it been so ingrained in him that no one ever mentions it? Other pros doing that, I have been watching the race... but can't really notice anything about...
07-23-04, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By oxologic

Such a huge two-way radio? I thought their radio...

Such a huge two-way radio? I thought their radio were as small as a phonecard?
07-23-04, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By oxologic

Tour Tech : Stage 16

I know this could be a little late, but what was that hump on the skinsuit of USPS team and the yellow jersey when they were climbing up the Alp d’Huez? Was it some cooling device? A hydration pack...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-04, 11:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,537
Posted By oxologic

If you are a racer, you get to race better than...

If you are a racer, you get to race better than other cyclists in the rain. This is with better experience in rain, knowing the stopping distance in wet conditions, ability to ride more confidently...
07-17-04, 08:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,316
Posted By oxologic

How about the skinsuit? How much does it cost??...

How about the skinsuit? How much does it cost?? It looks real cool and seems really comfortable, but I'm not sure if I can get it over here. No luck on ebay though.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-04, 10:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By oxologic

I believe that maybe your tension in set to the...

I believe that maybe your tension in set to the wrong side, which means you could have mistaken the maximum for the minimum. Looking at my Look pedals' manual, turning towards the + is to reduce...
07-09-04, 10:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,405
Posted By oxologic

Me, me!! I have yet to buy a single jersey, I use...

Me, me!! I have yet to buy a single jersey, I use Nike dri-fit singlets. Perfect for weathers over here, but can be cold when it is about to pour. No riding when it's raining too, but I do intend to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-04, 06:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 746
Posted By oxologic

Life without hills is really bad. It s*cks... The...

Life without hills is really bad. It s*cks... The hills over here do not satisfy my cravings... they either kill me, or they are never long enough. Hills here and rolling, up and down every less than...
07-04-04, 08:32 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,249
Posted By oxologic

By starting last in the TTT, the USPS team will...

By starting last in the TTT, the USPS team will get to go slow, finishing just slightly faster than the 2nd fastest team, while conserving energy which should not be wasted unnecessarily.
07-04-04, 01:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,194
Posted By oxologic

Everyone should.

Everyone should.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-04, 01:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,262
Posted By oxologic

I have the rocket, it just blasts me away, never...

I have the rocket, it just blasts me away, never got dehydrated after riding home. The only thing that ever happened was me not putting in enough water and having no water left just when I'm about to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-04, 12:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,033
Posted By oxologic

I have never fallen, the key is to release your...

I have never fallen, the key is to release your feet early. There were times when I nearly fell over, but I have to thank my spider sense. lol, or should I say my superb sense of balance and agility?...
07-01-04, 05:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 823
Posted By oxologic

Use a Camelbak, it really keeps the water cool! I...

Use a Camelbak, it really keeps the water cool! I am not sure what temperatures you guys are experiencing, but with 30 degrees celcius here, it's quite warm. You can put lots of ice in with just a...
07-01-04, 05:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By oxologic

Put on some more muscle mass everywhere. As for...

Put on some more muscle mass everywhere. As for burning off that stubborn fat, you will have to fight poison with poison, ride stubbornly more.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-04, 05:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 666
Posted By oxologic

Right is more comfortable, but I turn left very...

Right is more comfortable, but I turn left very often.
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