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01-04-15, 09:42 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,813
Posted By pecos

:innocent: ...another cat 4-5 with expensive...

:innocent: ...another cat 4-5 with expensive equipment.... :innocent:
01-04-15, 01:05 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,681
Posted By pecos

Do your 10 races

hey bridrider,

2 years ago I raced this guy in the 5's.

Youth Olympics feature: Seth Rider |*Triathlon.org (http://www.triathlon.org/news/article/youth_olympics_feature_seth_rider)

AFAIK...
10-26-14, 02:35 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,694
Posted By pecos

If the OP is like most of us he'll like racing a...

If the OP is like most of us he'll like racing a whole lot more the better his results are. A coach can help that. Don't know how old he is but a coach can speed up the process to get you to a...
10-18-14, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5,101
Views: 3,280,322
Posted By pecos

Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-14, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,510
Posted By pecos

Planning on doing DA 9000. Though the 5800...

Planning on doing DA 9000. Though the 5800 cranks look better :p
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-14, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,510
Posted By pecos

Hi Robert. Thanks for replying. I can't find...

Hi Robert.
Thanks for replying. I can't find FSA cranks in 11 speed other than the later PF30 models, will 10-speed work? I thought you needed an adapter BB to make Megaexo work. Not opposed to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-14, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,510
Posted By pecos

Aaaaahhhhh......[sigh of relief] I think I...

Aaaaahhhhh......[sigh of relief]

I think I got it. These two statements I couldn't find online and would have cleared it up for me:



It seems on a BSA BB the 86mm include the cups? Whereas...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-14, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,510
Posted By pecos

Did google it. A lot. But the answers I found...

Did google it. A lot. But the answers I found were sometimes contradictory or not clear, or not exactly matching my situation.
Still a little confused, since an external crank, to me at least,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-14, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,510
Posted By pecos

Looking for a compatible crankset for my bike's BB (press fit)

Hi all,
Just bought a frame that comes with a press fit bottom bracket (Ultegra BB7241). Besides Hollowtech II cranks, what are my other options? I guess my real question is what kind of bottom...
09-22-14, 09:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,118
Posted By pecos

Thank you, feel the same way. But testing...

Thank you, feel the same way. But testing requires some learning. How often would you test? I know it's the start of the off-season, but I want to raise my FTP gradually and as consistently as...
09-08-14, 10:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,712
Posted By pecos

hey Hawkeye, No arrogance inferred at all. ...

hey Hawkeye,
No arrogance inferred at all. Kudos on keeping the bike. And yes, I'd ask those elite riders for all the advice they'd be willing to give. As someone said earlier in this thread, the...
09-01-14, 08:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,274
Posted By pecos

Original question was "Can anyone tell me what...

Original question was "Can anyone tell me what tool I need to first remove this crank and second how it is done?" but ok, point taken.
09-01-14, 06:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,274
Posted By pecos

You are right, the tool is essentially a 'pusher'...

You are right, the tool is essentially a 'pusher' once the outer thread is in to the extent that it can go (the thread part *outside* the square hole, where the covering screw goes in). The video I...
09-01-14, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,466
Posted By pecos

Been there, done that I've recovered...

Been there, done that

I've recovered allright, the wife is pissing mad about the carpet stains though.

Aaaaaargghhhh, enough already!
09-01-14, 05:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,274
Posted By pecos

I haven't used a square tapered crank removal. ...

I haven't used a square tapered crank removal. This is my first ever.
Found this vid, which explained it very well.
Remove A Square Tapered Crank - MadeGood | Free bike repair resource...
09-01-14, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,274
Posted By pecos

The CCP-22 does not fit the thread inside the...

The CCP-22 does not fit the thread inside the square opening. Don't know how else to explain it
09-01-14, 04:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,274
Posted By pecos

OK, the saga continues. I removed the cover...

OK, the saga continues.

I removed the cover and now I see this:

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc8/pecos514/crank-1.jpg

As you can see it is a square opening with a thread inside. How...
09-01-14, 09:56 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,712
Posted By pecos

You are right, that was dumb on my part, he's...

You are right, that was dumb on my part, he's just starting. Wanted to make the point that bike fit is more important than the bike itself.
09-01-14, 09:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,752
Posted By pecos

What was your avg no of hours prior to the racing...

What was your avg no of hours prior to the racing season this year, what was the avg hours before? I am not a coach, far from it, I'm still learning, almost on a daily basis, but you also don't want...
09-01-14, 12:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,752
Posted By pecos

Forgive me, but Coach Friel while right on the...

Forgive me, but Coach Friel while right on the money on most topics discussed in his book is way wrong on some basic areas, such as the number of hours needed to train respective of the category one...
09-01-14, 12:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,712
Posted By pecos

Don't make the same mistake I made when I asked...

Don't make the same mistake I made when I asked myself the same question. Which was to sink a ton of money on nicer equipment without realizing the importance of proper training and aerodynamics. ...
08-04-14, 09:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,274
Posted By pecos

Thank you both. I will have an 8mm hex key...

Thank you both. I will have an 8mm hex key shortly (Park CCW-5), then I can remove the bolt cover to find out what kind of spindle it has. My guess is it will be the spline type (thanks for the...
08-04-14, 07:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,274
Posted By pecos

What tool do I need to remove this crank?

I have this Specialized Allez bike that I'm trying to upgrade the crank for.

Can anyone tell me what tool I need to first remove this crank and second how it is done?
...
06-03-14, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 644,641
Posted By pecos

Yes, I see them on ebay, but $500 is only the tip...

Yes, I see them on ebay, but $500 is only the tip of the iceberg, right? you have to install them on your wheel, perhaps end up buying new spokes, ANT+ head unit plus other sensors.

The ibike is...
06-03-14, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 644,641
Posted By pecos

Few orders of magnitude? ...

Few orders of magnitude?

http://www.ibikesports.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Newton-vs-PT.png
06-02-14, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 644,641
Posted By pecos

Need to replace my power meter. On a budget,...

Need to replace my power meter.
On a budget, and not really concerned about absolute accuracy, but rather consistency, lightness and price.
Has anyone here been racing / training on ibike's...
03-02-14, 05:06 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,100
Posted By pecos

w...t......f....... Is that why these rednecks...

w...t......f....... Is that why these rednecks are trying to run me off the road? I thought they were jelous of my super vascular legs. Well, its vericose actually, but they don't know that.
09-10-13, 09:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 485
Posted By pecos

Grand Fondo this coming Saturday (9/14) in the Memphis, TN area (Orgill Park)

Folks,

Come ride 70 miles of pure fun, some steep climbing and $500 worth of prizes (to be awarded via raffles). Scenery as good as it gets. SAG/neutral water will be provided.

This is a...
07-01-13, 09:02 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,450
Posted By pecos

Me and you both. I hate hills. To the OP:...

Me and you both. I hate hills.

To the OP: lose 15 lbs, it will make you faster than any wheelset worth $1,500. If you still want to fork out some money, get a pair of chinese clincher carbon...
06-01-13, 06:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,437
Posted By pecos

I have a pair myself. Do yours squeak like a...

I have a pair myself. Do yours squeak like a stabbed pig on steep descents? I've replaced pads twice, each time getting more expensive ones. I am always able to stop, but wondering if I'm courting...
04-01-13, 08:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 718
Posted By pecos

Mt bike race in the Memphis, TN area

Hello,

Just in case you hail from the Memphis area or live close by and want to race this one will be held on April 20-21:

http://twitter.com/MemphisVelo/status/318880739250823169/photo/1
...
03-23-13, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 134,139
Posted By pecos

Hell of the South

Spot on report. I would only add one thing. The poop hit the fan at mile 8.7, which is an important point because it is one of the steepest hills and is right before the grovel section. I screwed...
01-27-13, 01:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,084
Posted By pecos

wouldn't that cause an up-shift? that is going to...

wouldn't that cause an up-shift? that is going to next larger/easier gear. But you may be onto something, because when I shift to smallest cog I can tap the shifter one more time, like it thinks...
01-27-13, 12:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,084
Posted By pecos

Can't shift to largest gear when on the small ring - SRAM RED

Hello,

I have SRAM Red 2013 group installed just a week ago on a brand new frame. Bike has less than 100 miles. Cassette is 11-28T, chainring is compact, 30/54.

My problem is I can't shift...
01-12-13, 02:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,054
Posted By pecos

dude, I'd hate to be your GF or significant other

dude, I'd hate to be your GF or significant other
10-13-12, 04:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,732
Posted By pecos

OK, to the OP, this really hits me, as I did...

OK, to the OP, this really hits me, as I did Friel's Jock Classic race program and the virtual coach (ATP) feature at trainingpeaks.com for 2 years. I progressed quite a bit, this after racing 1-2...
09-15-12, 07:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,368
Posted By pecos

That's what I do too. Keep it down to only 1...

That's what I do too. Keep it down to only 1 word. So my collection of race numbers, from good to bad, have the following written on the back:

First
Second
Second
Fourth
Seventh
..
.....
09-03-12, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,372
Posted By pecos

I'm also a Cat 5 and I raced against a couple of...

I'm also a Cat 5 and I raced against a couple of guys who claim, like you, to have a FTP of 300. Right now, that would be a dream for me, however, I've always beaten them on crits, even though I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-12, 08:03 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 17,570
Posted By pecos

At least PCad doesn't dope.

At least PCad doesn't dope.
08-25-12, 11:52 AM
Replies: 25,990
Views: 1,181,934
Posted By pecos

+1

+1
08-25-12, 09:49 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,749
Posted By pecos

but I am now! ;) ;) how tough can it be? ...

but I am now! ;) ;)

how tough can it be? :lol:
08-25-12, 09:46 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,749
Posted By pecos

and the single mindness to squeeze every ounce of...

and the single mindness to squeeze every ounce of your domestiques. they were others that meet your criteria above, most or none achieved LA's success, Lance's secret, in my opinion, was to make his...
08-21-12, 04:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,348
Posted By pecos

It's cojones Cajones means drawers or box,...

It's cojones

Cajones means drawers or box, as in desk drawers or pine box. Or was that a Freudian slip? It is a crit after all.....
08-18-12, 06:07 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 32,927
Posted By pecos

Hammy, try Bolivian. The best.

Hammy, try Bolivian. The best.
08-18-12, 05:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 19,787
Posted By pecos

Your post reminds of how important weight is in...

Your post reminds of how important weight is in cycling. My FTP is 25-35% higher than yours but I weight almost 35 lbs more. So my PWR is lower than yours. What depresses me is that I was about...
08-18-12, 04:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 19,787
Posted By pecos

+1. You can create an account at...

+1. You can create an account at trainingpeaks.com and upload the file, once you upload the file (by creating an exercise entry in calendar) you can see the peak power tab and it will tell you your...
08-17-12, 11:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 68,513
Posted By pecos

WR, Great post, thanks. Hope it remains a...

WR,

Great post, thanks. Hope it remains a sticky.

Question, if you don't mind, what percentage of your training is done on the trainer? assume you are doing these on trainer, the road is too...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-12, 11:29 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,763
Posted By pecos

12

12
08-11-12, 11:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 740
Posted By pecos

are you talking about Vaughters? he confessed to...

are you talking about Vaughters? he confessed to doping while being a pro, not an amateur. First time I've heard it from him. Oh, well, c'est le peloton, n'est pas?
08-09-12, 11:35 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,582
Posted By pecos

Racer Ex, I have this dream of one day...

Racer Ex,

I have this dream of one day writing a screenplay for a real bike race movie. Have several characters, one of them the mentor of a new talented rider who is the main character. I can...
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