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Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-11, 06:18 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,959
Posted By ErichM

What bike?

What bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-11, 01:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,158
Posted By ErichM

I think some of you guys are conflating things a...

I think some of you guys are conflating things a bit. In a vacuum the force on an object is F = ma. Where F is mass*gravity. So we have mass*gravity=mass*acceleration. Masses cancel, so gravity =...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-11, 06:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,810
Posted By ErichM

Love the look of the new Ultegra. Bike looks...

Love the look of the new Ultegra. Bike looks sharp!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-11, 06:14 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,875
Posted By ErichM

I doubleplus agree.

I doubleplus agree.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-11, 08:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,875
Posted By ErichM

You still have the force gravity*mass*sin(incline...

You still have the force gravity*mass*sin(incline degrees) pushing you backward, you need to use muscle energy to oppose that force.

Although I think I understand where you're going with that. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-11, 11:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 408
Posted By ErichM

I have an Edge 500 for data about my rides, but...

I have an Edge 500 for data about my rides, but the 500 really doesn't do mapping. You can do some level of navigation with courses, but no street labels. I usually just try to remember the roads...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-11, 06:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 408
Posted By ErichM

I used to think this too, but looking at some of...

I used to think this too, but looking at some of my Strava friends there are people that have it much worse than we do. I usually get 1,200-1,600 ft of climbing every ride, which isn't so shabby I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-11, 09:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,163
Posted By ErichM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJVLR9lyopg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJVLR9lyopg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-11, 09:12 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 17,256
Posted By ErichM

Just to speak of how important it is the shop...

Just to speak of how important it is the shop knows what they're doing... My Tarmac is fairly new, only 600 miles on it or so. I was getting a clicking that seemed to be coming from the crankset. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-11, 07:35 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 17,256
Posted By ErichM

I was going to scan the manual but it is a bit...

I was going to scan the manual but it is a bit too wide for my ADF scanner. I have a 2011 S-Works Tarmac and it does not mention loctite for the cups, though that doesn't mean they haven't changed...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-11, 06:22 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 17,256
Posted By ErichM

This is from Specialized's manual, it says "Apply...

This is from Specialized's manual, it says "Apply green loctite to the bearing contact surface inside the BB shell." Am I misunderstanding something here?...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-11, 11:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 767
Posted By ErichM

Were you able to shift into the small cog? I...

Were you able to shift into the small cog? I wonder if it wasn't so far out of adjustment that you were actually an entire gear out of adjustment, if it was smooth shifting and without...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-11, 07:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 767
Posted By ErichM

Can't really "accidentally" dump the chain over...

Can't really "accidentally" dump the chain over the big sprocket. This only happens due to poor adjustment, it really is a non issue. I've heard some people say that it could be useful to prevent...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-11, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By ErichM

+1 on urbanknight's post. Alloy stems are pretty...

+1 on urbanknight's post. Alloy stems are pretty well the norm even on high-end bikes with carbon bars. I'm not sure how much the Ritchey torque wrench costs, but the plain beam style park tool...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-11, 08:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,181
Posted By ErichM

Incorrect. Mandible cages are the best.

Incorrect. Mandible cages are the best.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-11, 06:04 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,460
Posted By ErichM

So what does that amount to be in saddle/bar drop?

So what does that amount to be in saddle/bar drop?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-11, 02:22 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,238
Posted By ErichM

I'm sure I would be. I've never been in a fight...

I'm sure I would be. I've never been in a fight in my life, so you for sure have more talent. I've always used my brain to handle disagreements. But I suppose one has to use what they've been...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-11, 01:01 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,238
Posted By ErichM

You don't need to stop and rest, but stopping at...

You don't need to stop and rest, but stopping at a stoplight is resting. Your body doesn't know the difference. It will take advantage of it.

Look the stats are the stats, you can justify it all...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-11, 12:48 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,238
Posted By ErichM

For awards Strava includes stops, for the general...

For awards Strava includes stops, for the general stats of the ride it does not. So you're averaging what is displayed with the stops removed.

For example, take this ride:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-11, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By ErichM

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR8FPkEKHx...

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR8FPkEKHxCUtoNaRcG7GKPQ9X75qb7xTu03BhQoa5FZ1AZ-yMGOBSNZx_s
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-11, 08:30 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 17,256
Posted By ErichM

My BB30 cranks actually specify loctite in the...

My BB30 cranks actually specify loctite in the installation instructions.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-11, 07:26 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,238
Posted By ErichM

Try to get your protein levels up, you'll be...

Try to get your protein levels up, you'll be faster than him in no time.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-11, 07:01 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 10,104
Posted By ErichM

That actually looks pretty good, I'd eat it. ...

That actually looks pretty good, I'd eat it. Actually I'd eat both.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-11, 04:38 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 10,104
Posted By ErichM

http://assets.creativity-online.com/images/work/la...

http://assets.creativity-online.com/images/work/large/b/e/n/BenJerrys_SchweddyBalls11.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-11, 04:09 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 10,104
Posted By ErichM

I'm sure they're glad you're carefully...

I'm sure they're glad you're carefully considering, respecting, and then disregarding their opinions. I mean, I'm sure you'd have your M.D. if you wanted it, you certainly know enough.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-11, 03:40 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,460
Posted By ErichM

No, I don't judge anyone... Well, one caveat. ...

No, I don't judge anyone... Well, one caveat.

http://www.backupbarz.com/images/left-photo.gif

This would be a problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-11, 03:38 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 10,104
Posted By ErichM

I believe this to be the correct course of action.

I believe this to be the correct course of action.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-11, 12:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,346
Posted By ErichM

Right, you get bent out of shape over frivolous...

Right, you get bent out of shape over frivolous actions and assault people.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-11, 12:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,346
Posted By ErichM

I know it isn't malicious, you're just ignorant.

I know it isn't malicious, you're just ignorant.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-11, 12:31 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,841
Posted By ErichM

He must mean he bought it for farm or...

He must mean he bought it for farm or non-transportation use.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-11, 12:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,346
Posted By ErichM

Great, a racist reference, that's better.

Great, a racist reference, that's better.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-11, 12:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,346
Posted By ErichM

Nice racist remark vicey. You're a real class...

Nice racist remark vicey. You're a real class act.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-11, 11:56 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 10,104
Posted By ErichM

So glad vicelord is here to clear everything up.

So glad vicelord is here to clear everything up.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-11, 06:22 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,127
Posted By ErichM

That could be a problem.

That could be a problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-11, 08:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,364
Posted By ErichM

I think the S-Works SL3 was reasonably priced,...

I think the S-Works SL3 was reasonably priced, but for the SL4 the pro is the way to go.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-11, 02:51 PM
Replies: 26,288
Views: 16,200,951
Posted By ErichM

Yes. I don't know Colnago very well, have only...

Yes. I don't know Colnago very well, have only seen a few of them, but that bike doesn't look quite right. Don't take offense, it looks great for what it is, but a Colnago it is not.

Why would...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-11, 12:44 PM
Replies: 26,288
Views: 16,200,951
Posted By ErichM

+1. Why not just leave it as it is? No need...

+1.

Why not just leave it as it is? No need to be ashamed of the chinese carbon. Branding it as Colnago though is pretty lame.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-11, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By ErichM

A lot of people here have had good luck with...

A lot of people here have had good luck with bikes direct. You'll need to assemble it and set it up yourself, and you'll probably want to forget about warranty service if there is something wrong...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-11, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By ErichM

Speaking of bling, the new Ultegra grey looks...

Speaking of bling, the new Ultegra grey looks pretty damn hot I think.
09-25-11, 09:56 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,184
Posted By ErichM

Well the scenario was very busy road, it was also...

Well the scenario was very busy road, it was also with runners coming toward you. If they weren't paying attention and you had to stop for them, I bet they won't run into you. They'll probably see...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-11, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By ErichM

Sounds like it. Check out some local bike shops,...

Sounds like it. Check out some local bike shops, this time of year is great for deals. If you want a quality road bike, look at spending $800-$1,200 for a new one. Otherwise you can find some good...
09-25-11, 07:52 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,184
Posted By ErichM

Ok, let's follow your logic here. When...

Ok, let's follow your logic here. When approaching a runner in the way, and heavy traffic to the left, you will move left into traffic and get hit rather than stop? So to you, getting hit by a car...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-11, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By ErichM

I've been thinking about a roof rack myself. I...

I've been thinking about a roof rack myself. I already have a Thule base rack so that's the way I'll probably go. I did notice the other day pcad mention he lost a couple bikes off a roof rack that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-11, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By ErichM

Nope. The 105 shifters are not compatible with...

Nope. The 105 shifters are not compatible with that. I wouldn't bother upgrading that bike dude, no offense, but it isn't worth any additional money. Switching to 105 would cost at least as much as...
09-25-11, 02:16 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,184
Posted By ErichM

This actually explains a lot.

This actually explains a lot.
09-25-11, 12:36 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,184
Posted By ErichM

Yes, everyone but you is at fault.

Yes, everyone but you is at fault.
09-25-11, 12:11 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,184
Posted By ErichM

If the message you want to send is "I'm a rage...

If the message you want to send is "I'm a rage filled idiot," then yes. Usually people with inadequate brains are the ones making things a physical issue.

Now, if you wanted to say something like...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-11, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By ErichM

I think that fittings are more useful if you're...

I think that fittings are more useful if you're experiencing pain, if you're not... I'm not so sure. Things like saddle height and reach are easy to setup yourself, then saddle to bar drop is more a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-11, 07:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 509
Posted By ErichM

+1. Cranksets are expensive, I don't know why...

+1. Cranksets are expensive, I don't know why you'd go switching them until you know how to pedal your bike. Leave what you have and work on your pedaling.

Now, on the flats 50x11 is quite fast....
09-25-11, 07:18 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,184
Posted By ErichM

I think your natural instincts are wrong here. ...

I think your natural instincts are wrong here. The runners are only moving right to avoid you hitting them. You need to move left. Pretend the runner is a stopped car. If a car was broken down on...
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