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11-19-14, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,463
Posted By adam_mac84

I enjoy having disc brakes this year, but it...

I enjoy having disc brakes this year, but it isn't a TOTAL game changer. Moving to tubulars... can change racing significantly IMO.

I have clinchers in the same tread pattern as tubulars, and the...
09-07-14, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,496
Posted By adam_mac84

I lost a regional championship (cat3) last year...

I lost a regional championship (cat3) last year over 3x chain drop in 1 race (same spot each lap). Have gone to clutch derailleur now. Crazy good retention in a very bumpy race this weekend
Forum: Framebuilders
03-28-14, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,565
Posted By adam_mac84

I race CX on the bike. I have about 35-40 races...

I race CX on the bike. I have about 35-40 races over 2 seasons on my current bike (Redline Conquest Carbon). I have played a bit with stem length and positioning. I did find that a 110mm stem...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-28-14, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,565
Posted By adam_mac84

My biggest concern was that on my previous bike,...

My biggest concern was that on my previous bike, I tended to wash the front end more than I would have liked. Weather due to geometry (73 HTA 45mm offset) or poor skills, there was a noticeable...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-26-14, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,565
Posted By adam_mac84

Additional information.. Same CS length. STA...

Additional information.. Same CS length. STA 73.3 on smaller frame 72.3 on larger frame. Given my 85cm saddle height... equals 1cm forward push on larger frame
Forum: Framebuilders
03-26-14, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,565
Posted By adam_mac84

Wheelbase and effect on steering

Assuming the same fork rake and same HTA, fork offset and trail. How much do you think a change of 1.5cm will make. I am on the fence between a 58 and 61 CX bike. My current has the wrong geometry...
09-02-13, 08:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,969
Posted By adam_mac84

Yup, what he said. I have the redline... is as...

Yup, what he said. I have the redline... is as snappy or more than my Fuji SST road bike, and loads more comfortable
06-09-13, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,291
Posted By adam_mac84

Do you peak for a race, or ride your fitness for the season?

Come mid summer. I usually find myself taking a break from the training and regimented road racing/training and start looking toward CX season. Spending more time on gravel on the CX bike, skills...
05-23-13, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9,286
Views: 3,567,739
Posted By adam_mac84

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/482486...

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/482486_10200427308177929_1308152527_n.jpg Scott Kroske Photo
On the front in the 2 man break at Cone Azalia... Gravel/Road classic style race
Forum: Triathlon
03-04-13, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,194
Posted By adam_mac84

This is not good. 6 months to find and fit an...

This is not good. 6 months to find and fit an appropriate saddle... better start buying stock up on ebay and trying everything. I find it takes a good week or 2 to find the money spot for a saddle,...
Forum: Triathlon
03-04-13, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By adam_mac84

required filler Late addition. You say you...

required filler

Late addition. You say you are on a limited budget. You CAN modify the road bike for better TT position with forward seatpost and clipons/appropriate head gear. But if you are...
02-24-13, 04:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,728
Posted By adam_mac84

I had a teammate with the same problem on his...

I had a teammate with the same problem on his Ridley. I assume manufacturers will start making a bit wider chainstay clearance in the future if these wheels stick around.
Replies: 3
Views: 675
Posted By adam_mac84

I must be missing something? Is there a reason...

I must be missing something? Is there a reason that you can't get this from your prosthetist? Cost? I'd say the gel liner (not neoprene) similar to what an AKA wears under their socket would be...
01-26-13, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,003
Posted By adam_mac84

True assessment here. I got my first bike from...

True assessment here. I got my first bike from BD. Learned to wrench on that bike because I had no money at the time (why I went to BD). Got a manual and some basic tools. Now i have 10 bikes...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-26-13, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 925
Posted By adam_mac84

The lines on there are made out of some vinyl...

The lines on there are made out of some vinyl sheets that I cut. They look OK from 5 feet, but the are definitely rough!!!!
Forum: Framebuilders
01-26-13, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 925
Posted By adam_mac84

Need to have stripes painted on a carbon frame.

I need some stripes put on my wife's bike. It is only clearcoated right now.

I tried one of the bike painters (John's bike painting?), frankly forgot the site, cause he quoted me $550.

I have...
01-24-13, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,003
Posted By adam_mac84

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/out...

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/outlaw.htm

few bucks to swap on some Apex, and i think it'd fit the bill?
01-24-13, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,761
Posted By adam_mac84

Continentals that I had on my bontragers were...

Continentals that I had on my bontragers were 22mm... I had no problems, i bet 21 would be fine too
01-02-13, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 889
Posted By adam_mac84

My race season ended Dec 16. Couldn't stomach...

My race season ended Dec 16. Couldn't stomach not racing any more, and am already tired of the trainer. Roads are too icy here to ride this weekend, so traveling to Chicago to race (forecast...
01-02-13, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,104
Posted By adam_mac84

I think there is a limus clincher isn't there? ...

I think there is a limus clincher isn't there? Michelin muds? Buy some cheap calipers to make sure before you head out there
12-28-12, 05:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,521
Posted By adam_mac84

Not to start an OT argument, but other than entry...

Not to start an OT argument, but other than entry $ for the USAC sanctioning, what is the difference in the case when someone races every week from May - August in an organized mid-week circuit (ran...
12-27-12, 08:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,036
Posted By adam_mac84

grass doesn't hurt as much to crash on. I think...

grass doesn't hurt as much to crash on. I think CX is a great place to start... get used to riding close to other riders without freaking out... rubbing shoulders etc. Everything is a bit slower on...
12-26-12, 09:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,521
Posted By adam_mac84

it's funny that they did this. I requested an...

it's funny that they did this. I requested an upgrade from 5-->4 on road after 5 races 4 top 5's and 1 pack finish. I race cat 3 cx, and had 15+ races last year, 20 this year... they don't count...
12-26-12, 08:43 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,067
Posted By adam_mac84

2 up sprint with a guy I battled all season. I...

2 up sprint with a guy I battled all season. I won this day...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8495/8312179033_d5688fc05a.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/adam_mac84/8312179033/)
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10-28-12, 08:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 322
Posted By adam_mac84

Racing Better on Day 2 of Double Header CX Races

So I have raced every weekend this fall since September 6. I am still coming 'up' in my fitness and power. I have been noticing however, that I race better on the 2nd day of double header weekends...
09-30-12, 08:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,305
Posted By adam_mac84

Today, I had a 10+s gap on second place, coming...

Today, I had a 10+s gap on second place, coming into the last 1/4 of a lap (which was not a good place for anyone to make up time). All I had to do was not crash or flat. You guessed it, hit a rut...
09-26-12, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,019
Posted By adam_mac84

Similarly, as the Great Eddie said... the best...

Similarly, as the Great Eddie said... the best bike racer may be out back dribbling a basketball right now
09-22-12, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,781
Posted By adam_mac84

what race is this? Hope it all went well. See...

what race is this? Hope it all went well. See you at Stomach of Anger tomorrow?
09-19-12, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By adam_mac84

having pinch flatted a tubular recently, the...

having pinch flatted a tubular recently, the sharp edges on the 'cups' make me a bit nervous. The pinch was on a rim that had sharper 'edges' than my standard aluminum (wide) tubulars. Interesting...
09-19-12, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 864
Posted By adam_mac84

learn to fix front deraileur, or you are screwed

learn to fix front deraileur, or you are screwed
09-19-12, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,781
Posted By adam_mac84

i ride gravel (~30 mile group rides) 2x weekly. ...

i ride gravel (~30 mile group rides) 2x weekly. Rarely above 40-45 PSI. I weigh 195lbs. I have done gravel races at this pressure as well... no complaints. you don't want to be bouncing all over...
09-08-12, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 787
Posted By adam_mac84

I run tubulars, 3 sets, an havn't run tubeless,...

I run tubulars, 3 sets, an havn't run tubeless, so i am biased. Last night, heavy rain 10 minutes before the start of the CX race... I am guessing that the tubeless guys didn't have time to run to...
09-04-12, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By adam_mac84

after his less than stellar performance last...

after his less than stellar performance last year, he had said after the race that it may be his last...


but what one of us hasn't sworn off racing at one point haha... I am sure there is plenty...
09-03-12, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By adam_mac84

Sven to race worlds in Louisville

Don't know if it was ever posted here... i must have missed it on his twitter, since I don't speak flemish. Saw it on his official (svennys.com)

Nys announced in an interview at the olympics that...
08-27-12, 07:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,222
Posted By adam_mac84

already have my lodging and the time off of work....

already have my lodging and the time off of work. Pitting for a masters racer early in the week, will be drinking until Trebon finishes in first!!!!!!
08-27-12, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,292
Posted By adam_mac84

My redline carbon CX bike is plenty road worthy.....

My redline carbon CX bike is plenty road worthy.. with 48/38 and 11-25 cassette, the only place id be getting dropped (in michigan) would be in an all out sprint with a long leadout (30+mph) or some...
07-26-12, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By adam_mac84

Thanks guys... My biggest fear is being able to...

Thanks guys... My biggest fear is being able to get up to a high level again for CX season. I think the next week or so (starting today) I am just going to ride for fun and enjoyment
07-25-12, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By adam_mac84

rest, ride, or HTFU?

WELL, it's getting toward the 2nd half of the road season... a season that I do not care about. My focus is cyclocross. Right now I am in a spot where my legs just always seem to be loaded up with...
07-24-12, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 726
Posted By adam_mac84

13-1500

13-1500
07-22-12, 08:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 976
Posted By adam_mac84

Drilling out cable stops on internal routed carbon frame.

I am thinking about drilling out the cable stops on my redline carbon CX bike, and just running full cables along the length of the bike. Anyone have any comments or have done this? The redline is...
07-22-12, 08:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,382
Posted By adam_mac84

Stoned as we speak from Mastik One. And...

Stoned as we speak from Mastik One. And Continental glue... yes, i mix glue *gasp*

Waiting on my other 3 rims to come in, need to build up 2 more sets before september
07-10-12, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,805
Posted By adam_mac84

something that will dig through the top layer of...

something that will dig through the top layer of smooth/loose stuff, or wide enough to float on top of it... I'd think Mud2's would be a decent choice, i'd probably want wider spacing than the small...
07-10-12, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,374
Posted By adam_mac84

Have an X-bow for my B bike... love it!!! The...

Have an X-bow for my B bike... love it!!! The fuji fits very similarly (if i remember last i checked when i was in the market for the carbon version... alu may be different). The focus is a bit...
07-07-12, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 865
Posted By adam_mac84

why not test it with the bike you own that is the...

why not test it with the bike you own that is the same size?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-12, 08:54 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,812
Posted By adam_mac84

why i love michigan no fault insurance... as long...

why i love michigan no fault insurance... as long as I have insurance, I am covered... car vs bike = auto insurance. Also covers every cent that personal insurance doesn't cover.

hope all is well
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-12, 08:49 PM
07-03-12, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By adam_mac84

Major tom or A23. (tubular/clincher)

Major tom or A23. (tubular/clincher)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-12, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 613
Posted By adam_mac84

flipped up. It seems like most people are on...

flipped up. It seems like most people are on larger bike frames with saddle forward and stem up after vilage fit (more comfort i am assuming)...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-12, 08:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 613
Posted By adam_mac84

expect seatpost slammed forward, flipped up stem,...

expect seatpost slammed forward, flipped up stem, typically 17 degrees minimum... you can spot a village fit a mile away haha (good or bad, i am not suggesting either)
Forum: Triathlon
06-23-12, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,757
Posted By adam_mac84

I like profile design jammer for on a road...

I like profile design jammer for on a road bike... Anything that you can bring the pads back behind your bar, because you will retain your normal saddle position and have some arm support for being...
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