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Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-10, 03:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,208
Posted By Dick Rhee

The Catlike with the "gills" looks pretty...

The Catlike with the "gills" looks pretty interesting. How does it fit? Is it bulky compared to Bell?

I'm pretty happy with my Lazer. Easily the most comfortable helmet that has ever found its...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-10, 03:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By Dick Rhee

I read that the earliest version of the Keo 2s...

I read that the earliest version of the Keo 2s had a rubber seal that was too tight, and that later runs had solved the issue.

Edit: Here you go, from this thread:...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-10, 11:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 726
Posted By Dick Rhee

I picked one up as a rain bike - the fenders did...

I picked one up as a rain bike - the fenders did require a bit of creativity and a few L brackets for installation due to the clearances though. With fenders/mudflaps, there is toe overlap with...
03-16-10, 12:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By Dick Rhee

I had to skip this one due to finals. Glad to...

I had to skip this one due to finals. Glad to hear the Expo has improved, although there were some interesting exhibitors last year.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-10, 10:31 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 9,830
Posted By Dick Rhee

In my household, the cars are really more of an...

In my household, the cars are really more of an afterthought. We'll be moving downtown in a few months anyway and plan on selling off both cars due to the unreal parking costs. Unfortunately, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-10, 02:20 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 15,280
Posted By Dick Rhee

Good lord! The one thing I would like to change...

Good lord! The one thing I would like to change on my Canyon is the 4-bolt faceplate to the Syntace stem is actually two pieces, which reduces the torsional rigidity compared to a standard one-piece...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-10, 12:34 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 15,280
Posted By Dick Rhee

There are some super nice components on that...

There are some super nice components on that ride, but the execution seems a little odd. Mostly, I'm not a fan of the stem (or integrated bar/stem?); it seems odd to add such a curved feature on an...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-10, 12:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,240
Posted By Dick Rhee

Sure, but my point was that a 200 gram weight...

Sure, but my point was that a 200 gram weight savings is negligable compared to the amount of resistance you encounter from the added drag caused by the spokes/square profile rim of the R-Sys.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-10, 11:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,619
Posted By Dick Rhee

Thanks, it's a far more useful bike in the...

Thanks, it's a far more useful bike in the offseason than my other two rides!

Anyway, so far I haven't noticed any major movement in the flaps. I check them periodically, but they are torqued down...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-10, 10:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,619
Posted By Dick Rhee

Yes. ...

Yes.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a10/rcrhee/Allez/allez3.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-10, 10:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,880
Posted By Dick Rhee

Good idea or not, I am for sure taking a vacation...

Good idea or not, I am for sure taking a vacation during spring 2012! Will definitely be there.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-10, 10:19 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,240
Posted By Dick Rhee

I have a pair of the DA 7801SL scandium wheels...

I have a pair of the DA 7801SL scandium wheels and think they are absolutely fantastic. In fact, the only thing I regret about having a Chorus group on my main bike is that I can't use those wheels. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-10, 10:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,935
Posted By Dick Rhee

Yep, I'm an undergrad at UW. Seattle's wonderful,...

Yep, I'm an undergrad at UW. Seattle's wonderful, but I have mixed feelings with the university; some instructors are great, some not so much. The main issue is that UW operates on the quarter system...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-10, 02:01 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,935
Posted By Dick Rhee

It's been something I've been considering anyway....

It's been something I've been considering anyway. I only have 15 optional ME credits left, and I am hoping to be able to fit in Advanced Energy Conversion Systems, Sustainability in Design for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-10, 01:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,935
Posted By Dick Rhee

Great. In that case, I probably won't be taking...

Great. In that case, I probably won't be taking Advanced Fluids as an optional ME credit. I wanted to focus on energy and fluids, but I haven't felt as though I'm seen anything out of this class that...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-10, 11:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,935
Posted By Dick Rhee

I am currently taking Fluid Mechanics, so it's...

I am currently taking Fluid Mechanics, so it's interesting to hear people's take on what would matter most in terms of aerodynamics. Unfortunately, the class is very calculation-based, so I feel as...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-10, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By Dick Rhee

In Chuck, the brother-in-law Awesome rides a Look...

In Chuck, the brother-in-law Awesome rides a Look 585. It's only been shown a couple of times, but I have yet to see a nicer bike used on a TV show.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-10, 12:43 PM
Replies: 26,588
Views: 16,391,167
Posted By Dick Rhee

I like the brake and lever upgrade, the silver...

I like the brake and lever upgrade, the silver really helps the overall aesthetic. I may borrow your idea for my Allez Steel (pics on post #13411, page 537). How much did they set you back?

As...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-10, 10:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,030
Posted By Dick Rhee

Well put; I think the multiple gear upshift on...

Well put; I think the multiple gear upshift on one thumb push is the best part about Campy. When I bought my Chorus equipped build, I came from a bike with Ultegra 6600. It took a while to get used...
02-15-10, 07:05 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,631
Posted By Dick Rhee

Also from the Cycling News article:

Also from the Cycling News article:
02-15-10, 05:46 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,631
Posted By Dick Rhee

According to this article, they Landis wasn't the...

According to this article, they Landis wasn't the one hacking in, but he paid to have it done. To be honest, I don't think it's that unfeasable, with the amount of money he pumped into his defense...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-10, 07:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,106
Posted By Dick Rhee

That campus is ridiculous! Holy freaking money.

That campus is ridiculous! Holy freaking money.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-10, 04:03 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 31,390
Posted By Dick Rhee

I've already posted this quite a bit on BF, but...

I've already posted this quite a bit on BF, but at only one week old I guess this is as "neo-retro" as it gets.
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a10/rcrhee/Allez/allez2.jpg

more photos here: ...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-10, 04:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,231
Posted By Dick Rhee

I like to use my green wall. The only drawback is...

I like to use my green wall. The only drawback is that it can mess with the white balance, but what can you do when you're apartment-living. You all may be envious of Merlin's pimp garage door, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-10, 02:26 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,681,984
Posted By Dick Rhee

Thanks! Not bad for a $600 bike, right?

Thanks! Not bad for a $600 bike, right?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-10, 01:45 AM
Replies: 26,588
Views: 16,391,167
Posted By Dick Rhee

That BMC is hot as hell!!! It's tax season,...

That BMC is hot as hell!!!

It's tax season, and as such it's time to post up a new bike. I have to say, not bad for a $600 commuter. Here she is:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-10, 11:15 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,681,984
Posted By Dick Rhee

Anyway, I figure I may as well post this. It's...

Anyway, I figure I may as well post this. It's not my race bike, but I still think it's pretty sweet. I may swap the stem with something that matches the aesthetic, and the stock saddle will soon be...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-10, 09:50 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,681,984
Posted By Dick Rhee

I don't think a bike has to be a race bike to be...

I don't think a bike has to be a race bike to be hot, but I do think that bikes without something that resembles a race fit look pretty wonky.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-10, 06:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,161
Posted By Dick Rhee

I'm a fan of tightly wrapped bar tape, so the...

I'm a fan of tightly wrapped bar tape, so the Fizik stuff works really well for me. You have to use A LOT of tension when wrapping to keep it from bunching up in tight radius bends though.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-10, 09:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 690
Posted By Dick Rhee

Agreed, Frogs have a ton of float.

Agreed, Frogs have a ton of float.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-10, 01:37 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,335
Posted By Dick Rhee

I take it you picked up the R7's before they...

I take it you picked up the R7's before they closed up shop? My R7 heel pad decided to finally fall apart only after they stopped answering their phones. I now carefully apply an eliptical layer of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-10, 01:24 AM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,804,876
Posted By Dick Rhee

Purely Custom makes some great, albeit useless,...

Purely Custom makes some great, albeit useless, stuff. I have their super pimp bar ends:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a10/rcrhee/canyon/Canyon12.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-10, 01:14 AM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,804,876
Posted By Dick Rhee

I used half of my tax return to buy a new...

I used half of my tax return to buy a new commuter (the old one was a POS Cannondale). I haven't yet removed the dork disc/reflectors, but then again it's a rain bike, so I may leave them on for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-09, 04:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 815
Posted By Dick Rhee

I haven't had yet that happen to my Giordana...

I haven't had yet that happen to my Giordana Forma Reds but my Castelli bibs and its chamois did separate pretty quickly. Do you have a link to the reviews?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-09, 12:22 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,689
Posted By Dick Rhee

In terms of aesthetics only, this bike has caught...

In terms of aesthetics only, this bike has caught my eye this year

http://www.bikerumor.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/bh-g5-600x466.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-09, 10:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 763
Posted By Dick Rhee

I was about to post this video - I was surprised...

I was about to post this video - I was surprised that Reynolds didn't address some of the problems the Lew VT-1 had before slapping their sticker on the rim.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-09, 01:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,868
Posted By Dick Rhee

I saw this earlier today on Gizmodo. It's...

I saw this earlier today on Gizmodo.

It's hard to pause it at the right moment but the reaction on the guy's face at the moment of impact is priceless.

Also, I fall into the camp of not...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-09, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,251
Posted By Dick Rhee

Agreed. I was surprised to hear that their new...

Agreed. I was surprised to hear that their new top of the line frameset comes with an Alpha Q fork.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-09, 11:12 PM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,804,876
Posted By Dick Rhee

I just bought a ton of stuff for next year: ...

I just bought a ton of stuff for next year:

http://www.phoenixcyclery.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/lazer_genesis_road_helmet.jpg

Lazer's fit system makes Giro/Bell's "Roc Loc" system look stupid....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-09, 12:26 PM
Replies: 44
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Views: 1,802
Posted By Dick Rhee

Surprisingly, Moots is showing off a new version...

Surprisingly, Moots is showing off a new version of the Compact at Interbike with butted tubing and BB30. It looks nice, but I have to ask why they're pairing it with an Alpha Q fork for the frameset.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-09, 11:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,614
Posted By Dick Rhee

My first race was a 4/5 criterium, and I was...

My first race was a 4/5 criterium, and I was ejected OTB at about the 1/3 mark - I was totally not prepared for such a high effort with little to no chance for recovery. I'm still learning - the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-09, 09:19 PM
Replies: 44
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Views: 1,802
Posted By Dick Rhee

After test riding a few Merlins, an IF Crown...

After test riding a few Merlins, an IF Crown Jewel Ti, and a Moots, I went with the Moots. The IF and Moots were equivalent in ride and finish, but at the time the Moots was about $500 cheaper. I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-09, 12:12 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,700
Posted By Dick Rhee

Keo Carbon CrMo, Rocket7 <-- Recent convert...

Keo Carbon CrMo, Rocket7

<-- Recent convert from Speedplay Zeroes. Really glad I didn't go with the 4-bolt drilling option with the R7s.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-09, 06:59 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 61,785
Posted By Dick Rhee

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a10/rcrhee/CIMG00...

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a10/rcrhee/CIMG0031.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-09, 01:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,801
Posted By Dick Rhee

Well the point is now moot; Rocket7 seems to be...

Well the point is now moot; Rocket7 seems to be out of business. Their email and 800 number no longer work, and they don't answer the 253 number at their Puyallup site. It's a damn shame, as I loved...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-09, 07:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,179
Posted By Dick Rhee

Once or twice a year, I get together with some...

Once or twice a year, I get together with some old collegues from the last company I worked with prior to joining Arup. While we originally planned on an epic 120 mile, 7000' gain ride, the weather...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-09, 07:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,756
Posted By Dick Rhee

That's great, especially when first starting out....

That's great, especially when first starting out. I did a 25 mile ride today that was similar in gain.

The worst thing I've ever done to myself was climb Mt Constitution, here in Washington...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-09, 04:46 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 129,852
Posted By Dick Rhee

I really dislike the look of most jerseys - I...

I really dislike the look of most jerseys - I find them to be way too busy.

Therefore, I like these (relatively) simple designs:

Giordana 2008 Silverline:...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-09, 12:08 PM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,804,876
Posted By Dick Rhee

http://www.realcyclist.com/images/items/large/GIO/...

http://www.realcyclist.com/images/items/large/GIO/GIO0087/BLA.jpg

Giordana Forma Red Carbon bibs: $165 at Real Cyclist. The end of the season is a great time to start picking up on some good...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-09, 10:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,937
Posted By Dick Rhee

Only the team version has the ".com" logo....

Only the team version has the ".com" logo. Observe:

http://eripet.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/canyon.jpg
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