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Posted By 4zn_balla

Handlebars

I was speaking with a mechanical engineer (i'm a student in the same major) about handlebars. We kind of agreed that unless you bend your bars past the elastic limit, they'll remain the same shape...
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Posted By 4zn_balla

i just got the velocity escape rim from...

i just got the velocity escape rim from benscycle.net (they're my LBS and sponsor) it's all the quality of velocity, in tubular so you know it's great. Plus 390 grams. I laced it to a small flange...
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Views: 5,208
Posted By 4zn_balla

No one can tell you what cadence your maximum...

No one can tell you what cadence your maximum output is at specifically. Experiment with gears and do some stop-watching.
05-26-09, 01:43 PM
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Posted By 4zn_balla

try velocity razr or aerohead from Benscycle.net ...

try velocity razr or aerohead from Benscycle.net they have cheap prices and lots of spoke count and color availabilities.
05-20-09, 05:29 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,505
Posted By 4zn_balla

**** you *******. I thought i would post, but...

**** you *******. I thought i would post, but i'm glad you've driven out the "stupid kid with the terrible bike".
05-19-09, 11:05 PM
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Views: 2,505
Posted By 4zn_balla

it's sort of sad, because unless you have two...

it's sort of sad, because unless you have two bikes. you kinda lose the Fixed gear scene when you make your bike dedicated to the track. I recently switched mine to 91 gear inches 52/15 and I only...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-09, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 641
Posted By 4zn_balla

I woulda said get the lighter and shallower set...

I woulda said get the lighter and shallower set since you'll be in the pack most of the time anyway and aerodynamics are kind of negligible. I'm soon to be a third year engineering student, but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-09, 09:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,856
Posted By 4zn_balla

isn't this argument sort of done? The advantage...

isn't this argument sort of done? The advantage of an aero wheel used to be a tradeoff for weight back in the day, but now that there's carbon wheels that weigh about the same as aluminum wheels,...
05-12-09, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,558
Posted By 4zn_balla

I think the argument about strong wheels should...

I think the argument about strong wheels should stop. A rim isn't judged by how strong it is when it's not laced to a hub because you can't do anything with it but hula hoop. A wheel should be...
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Posted By 4zn_balla

i don't think the type of tire matters that much.

i don't think the type of tire matters that much.
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Posted By 4zn_balla

a cro-mo fork steerer and 6061 frame doesn't...

a cro-mo fork steerer and 6061 frame doesn't sound high quality at all. You get what you pay for. I like the kilo because it's very light for a steel bicycle. Probably lighter than that. The fork...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-09, 10:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 697
Posted By 4zn_balla

OMG you guys have sun there!? haha, i agree...

OMG you guys have sun there!? haha, i agree cap is too hot, but what's the difference if you don't wear a hat or something when you're not cycling? or are you worried about looking like a dinosaur
04-17-09, 11:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,166
Posted By 4zn_balla

so with the spring and damper in a line, we're...

so with the spring and damper in a line, we're talking ux = bx dot + kx ? Find zeta/ omega natural and omega damped. HA
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-09, 11:48 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,903
Posted By 4zn_balla

Man this must be a predominantly hilly forum. ...

Man this must be a predominantly hilly forum. Idk if there's anywhere around here where people can get in the sub-50 mph speeds.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-09, 09:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,835
Posted By 4zn_balla

I'm afraid of traffic too, but only at highway...

I'm afraid of traffic too, but only at highway speeds so I only ride in the city and on trails. When i have to return to my hometown for the summer trails aren't available. There were 8 cycling...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-09, 07:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,980
Posted By 4zn_balla

They're just one of the companies among many. ...

They're just one of the companies among many. It's funny about the "common" person's view of Trek vs. my above opinion. They think there is no better.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-09, 11:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,558
Posted By 4zn_balla

I just got the LAS squalo helmet for 90 dollars. ...

I just got the LAS squalo helmet for 90 dollars. They say it's 60% off, but that's off MSRP. If you shop around the internet you'll notice that it's still a hefty 25% off or so. This is cool too...
04-06-09, 02:13 PM
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Posted By 4zn_balla

I have a 30 Inch inseam, but i'm 5 foot 7 with...

I have a 30 Inch inseam, but i'm 5 foot 7 with longer torso and arms. When i hold the bars and look down, it covers the front axle. I only have about 1 inch clearance when i stand over the bike...
04-06-09, 07:35 AM
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Posted By 4zn_balla

I think it's just mainly people on Bikeforums who...

I think it's just mainly people on Bikeforums who have a bone to pick with them. Everyone in person likes my bike. The 54 cm top tube on a 51 cm frame suits me well. I even had to put a 130 mm stem...
04-05-09, 11:26 PM
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Posted By 4zn_balla

It's called a pie plate....

It's called a pie plate. http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/2008/04/pie-in-sky-world-without-spoke.html
04-05-09, 10:46 PM
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Posted By 4zn_balla

Rear wheel: Dura Ace to velocity razor ...

Rear wheel: Dura Ace to velocity razor

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-09, 12:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,740
Posted By 4zn_balla

Good point man. I think it was good "rule of...

Good point man. I think it was good "rule of thumb" advice compared to getting platform pedals
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-09, 12:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,740
Posted By 4zn_balla

If the pain is on the inside of the knee then...

If the pain is on the inside of the knee then just adjust them so your feet are wider out during pedal stroke. Try and get the Q factor measurement and compare it to your natural standing feet width...
03-30-09, 12:13 PM
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Posted By 4zn_balla

To me, my 735TR is the best fit I could have on a...

To me, my 735TR is the best fit I could have on a bike. I use a 130mm stem and the bars are right over the front axle from my point of view.

Apparently i have short legs and regular arms. ...
03-30-09, 09:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,817
Posted By 4zn_balla

I've always found craigslist to be a good place...

I've always found craigslist to be a good place to meet people who have lots of parts and are willing to sell them to you at "rummage" price. I'm a returning customer of some guy i met on CL and...
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Posted By 4zn_balla

what kinda frame did you get? 74 degrees is on...

what kinda frame did you get? 74 degrees is on the shallow side for seat and head angles on a track bike, but sometimes they're built longer for more reach. Just please give us the information or...
03-23-09, 09:29 AM
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Posted By 4zn_balla

i always just looped a piece of shoelace from the...

i always just looped a piece of shoelace from the strap hole around the front strap. She may benefit from clipless though
03-19-09, 07:34 AM
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Views: 2,849
Posted By 4zn_balla

man i need a new roadbike. i always feel like i...

man i need a new roadbike. i always feel like i hit terminal velocity way lower than that
03-19-09, 07:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,792
Posted By 4zn_balla

where i'm from the word "bike" means sport bike....

where i'm from the word "bike" means sport bike. So I usually just tell people i was powerwalking.
03-17-09, 05:16 PM
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Views: 2,849
Posted By 4zn_balla

since i'm looking to start racing this summer, I...

since i'm looking to start racing this summer, I always know my bike as my track bike not my "fixie" or beater. I only ride it when it's nice, otherwise i ride the road bike. I also don't strain...
03-16-09, 12:32 PM
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Views: 2,151
Posted By 4zn_balla

i used to be able to do it with 48/17 but now i...

i used to be able to do it with 48/17 but now i can't with 48/15. It depends on chain stretch, and tire wear. it was cause i had just gotten a new chain and my tire was pretty slick. I also...
03-15-09, 08:01 PM
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Views: 2,349
Posted By 4zn_balla

yeah everything is relative. If your bars are cut...

yeah everything is relative. If your bars are cut short, but your hips are big you're not gonna take squeezes that you can't make. in general most people know spaces they can or cannot make so the...
03-11-09, 05:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,046
Posted By 4zn_balla

I do lift weights to supplement my riding, but i...

I do lift weights to supplement my riding, but i don't necessarily think that push ups help your core as much as say sit-ups. They want you to work your core by doing pushups, but don't talk about...
03-11-09, 02:20 PM
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Views: 2,151
Posted By 4zn_balla

48/15 . it doesn't matter what ratio you ride

48/15 . it doesn't matter what ratio you ride
03-11-09, 02:15 PM
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Posted By 4zn_balla

can we please get a sticky telling all the kids...

can we please get a sticky telling all the kids that toe overlap doesn't matter?

" I ride a 42cm with size LLLL clips cause i wear a size 24 shoe"

"I am buying a...
03-09-09, 02:32 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 48,457
Posted By 4zn_balla

the thing people maybe don't notice about this...

the thing people maybe don't notice about this bike at first glance, is that the toptube is much longer than the seatube making it a perfect candidate for riders like me with shorter legs and normal...
02-24-09, 01:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,516
Posted By 4zn_balla

I respect that you respect that your son is 18...

I respect that you respect that your son is 18 and can make his own decisions. most of the time it makes it easier for the both eh? Anyways, without saying that a brake debate will or already has...
02-24-09, 01:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,499
Posted By 4zn_balla

why'd you stop at the light?

why'd you stop at the light?
02-17-09, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,023
Posted By 4zn_balla

You have to use the laws of awesomeness and...

You have to use the laws of awesomeness and dynamics help you. If you give the locknut a quick jerk it'll tighten into the opposing nut on the cone.
02-15-09, 12:17 PM
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Posted By 4zn_balla

let's just clarify that the flex is lateral not...

let's just clarify that the flex is lateral not twisting.
02-07-09, 11:00 PM
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Views: 6,263
Posted By 4zn_balla

48/15

48/15
02-05-09, 02:42 PM
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Posted By 4zn_balla

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y295/4zn_balla/DS...

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y295/4zn_balla/DSC_0676.jpg

this thread was made for me
02-05-09, 02:39 PM
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Posted By 4zn_balla

not to mention the saggy granny gear

not to mention the saggy granny gear
02-05-09, 02:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,297
Posted By 4zn_balla

i have double staps that i have to wiggle my way...

i have double staps that i have to wiggle my way out of (i really tighten them down). This allows me to pull back without coming out and apply power over the entire stroke. I cannot make the claim...
01-29-09, 12:55 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,263
Posted By 4zn_balla

48/15 brakeless. It's flat here

48/15

brakeless. It's flat here
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-09, 01:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 933
Posted By 4zn_balla

anyone else think that he should "live on the...

anyone else think that he should "live on the edge" and just use the stem he has?
01-27-09, 10:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,017
Posted By 4zn_balla

It's a velocity aerohead rim glued into a...

It's a velocity aerohead rim glued into a composite (really heavy plastic) wheel-base. So yes they're very strong. I saw a video of some kid breaking his going down a 4 set though.
01-27-09, 10:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,017
Posted By 4zn_balla

This man speeks troof. I have one on my bike and...

This man speeks troof. I have one on my bike and the reason i like it is because the hub is so much better than the formula i previously had. I do go with the gimmicks of a heavy wheel and rolling...
01-22-09, 01:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,625
Posted By 4zn_balla

get an inseam measurement. that's more important...

get an inseam measurement. that's more important than height. sometimes girls have long legs compared to guys.
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