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Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-14, 01:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,644
Posted By fogrider

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-14, 01:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 554
Posted By fogrider

yeah, a tire pumped to 100 psi is pretty tough to...

yeah, a tire pumped to 100 psi is pretty tough to pull off the rim without any glue, so the glue is a bonus! today I got a flat and road back with the spare. kept the speed to 30 mph or less. to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-14, 12:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By fogrider

glare from the sun.

glare from the sun.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-14, 02:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By fogrider

danger! cycling obstacle course

I was riding back across the Golden Gate bridge a few weeks ago and had the camera running. It was Memorial Day and it was there were less tourist than usual on the west side. I was playing around...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-14, 02:08 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,645
Posted By fogrider

how much is the improvements in time due to the...

how much is the improvements in time due to the bike and how much is it due to drugs?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-14, 12:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,977
Posted By fogrider

Glad you made it back, I've been meaning to get...

Glad you made it back, I've been meaning to get over to Diablo, maybe in a couple of weeks. Good thing, it wasn't that rode by, if I saw that you were stuck because you only used co2, I would have...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-13, 01:13 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,401
Posted By fogrider

so many to choose from, but I would look at...

so many to choose from, but I would look at custom...landshark, crumpton, or parlee to start.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-13, 12:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By fogrider

of course the carbon is better today! but as you...

of course the carbon is better today! but as you noted, the cost has also gone up. If you want to upgrade, you should test a few more bikes. depending on what your budget is...specialized,...
08-26-13, 12:02 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,746
Posted By fogrider

Hello, nice to read about Cooper bikes here! ...

Hello, nice to read about Cooper bikes here! Last year, I was came across a posting on Craigslist...a Ron Cooper frame built up as a fixie. I responded right away since I had heard how good his...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-13, 12:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,594
Posted By fogrider

yeah, it helps to know what you want the wheels...

yeah, it helps to know what you want the wheels for. if you do a lot of climbing, you might what something really light. if you're in a flat area and do time trials, you may want aero rims. and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-12, 03:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By fogrider

many colleges have teams nowadays...a good bike...

many colleges have teams nowadays...a good bike is the bike you have. hopefully something that fits. if you're not sure what you want, no one can tell you...everyone likes different things and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-12, 01:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By fogrider

can you write?

can you write?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-12, 09:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,912
Posted By fogrider

boise, idaho bozeman, montana

boise, idaho
bozeman, montana
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-12, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By fogrider

so what makes a good story?

have you guys seen this? http://serotta.com/ultimate-ride-contest/
go to VOTE to see stories...so does crashing deserve to have 640 votes?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-12, 08:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,497
Posted By fogrider

build a base, ride lots of miles. I mean two...

build a base, ride lots of miles. I mean two water bottles with two energy bars and start at dawn and don't come home until the sunsets! when you've recovered, do short hard rides during the week. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-12, 08:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,056
Posted By fogrider

so why are you looking for an entry level bike?

so why are you looking for an entry level bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-12, 11:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,266
Posted By fogrider

seems like most of my fast bikes are white...one...

seems like most of my fast bikes are white...one ti and a yellow cross.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-12, 10:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By fogrider

nothing wrong with ribble...but 105?! i'm just a...

nothing wrong with ribble...but 105?! i'm just a campy guy;)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-11, 02:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 869
Posted By fogrider

big guys can ride a road bike without any...

big guys can ride a road bike without any problems...many road bikes have room for bigger tires. road bikes handle better than cross bikes...cx bikes are meant to be raced in the dirt. sure there...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-11, 12:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 523
Posted By fogrider

i just put together a bike for my daughter...I...

i just put together a bike for my daughter...I still need to get a shorter stem. I think a frame with a sloping top tube, a stem and short reach handlebars is helpful...but the key is the seat. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-11, 01:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,910
Posted By fogrider

grab a backpack and 25 pounds of books, that...

grab a backpack and 25 pounds of books, that should help you fly down the hills!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-11, 12:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,622
Posted By fogrider

nothing. seatbags are trouble waiting to happen....

nothing. seatbags are trouble waiting to happen. seems like just the other week I rode up to a guy and said, "hey buddy, your seatbag is open!"
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-11, 12:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 546
Posted By fogrider

got some dirt

about 60 miles...a combo of road and climbing in on mt. tam...(the birth place of the mountain bike) but I was on a cross bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-11, 11:53 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,658
Posted By fogrider

I have a pair of light-weight carbon tubular...

I have a pair of light-weight carbon tubular wheels that I use on the weekend group rides. these wheels come in at 1150 grams...with tires, skewers and cogs; just under 2000 grams...yes a little...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-11, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By fogrider

nice frames at my lbs

so today the bridge (golden gate bridge) reopens the west side (bike only side) and it was windy as all. had to gear down going into the wind at the towers and hold the brake coming out with a tail...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-11, 12:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,024
Posted By fogrider

you know more than one of them took it out for a...

you know more than one of them took it out for a ride. from the description of the shop, there were not any high end bikes in the shop. first, I would not have left my bike there for them to mount...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-11, 11:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,562
Posted By fogrider

the question I have is this: so have you ridden a...

the question I have is this: so have you ridden a modern bike? people say "I like the look of old bikes" and I just say: really? is that why you ride a bike? I mean, sure you want a nice looking...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-11, 11:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,184
Posted By fogrider

fyi, for weight, see new thread...

fyi, for weight, see new thread...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-11, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By fogrider

its only worth what someone else will pay for it....

its only worth what someone else will pay for it. with that said, I have seen LeMonds going for about that price, but not aluminum frames with a ding on it. also, I don't see how advertising the...
09-05-11, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By fogrider

9 speed cassette issue

so I have a old white industies rear hub...you know, the beer can hub...and I put a 9 speed shimano cassette on there. the problem is with the last cog, there is not enough spline on the tip of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-11, 02:49 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 38,479
Posted By fogrider

last year I was in france to climb mount...

last year I was in france to climb mount ventoux...it was in early july and it must have been in the 90s and humid. I had two magnum waterbottles and took a big drink before heading out. I mad it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-11, 12:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 666
Posted By fogrider

I know of 2 LBSs in my area that has a self serve...

I know of 2 LBSs in my area that has a self serve tools area for do it yourselfers, but most shops don't like newbees miss using their tools.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-11, 08:26 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,061
Posted By fogrider

+1 on incorrect. wheel building is an art. but...

+1 on incorrect. wheel building is an art. but today you need lightweight materials to build fast wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-11, 11:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,460
Posted By fogrider

yeah, the first one he completely missed the...

yeah, the first one he completely missed the line. the second crash, as he said, he was trying to take it easy and braked too hard on the front wheel on a rough road and he leaned the bike too far. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-11, 10:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 960
Posted By fogrider

and if I were to ride the "roads" of the...

and if I were to ride the "roads" of the Paris-Roubaix, I would be on a cross bike! i might even ride a full suspension mountain bike...

sure there are guys that can race a cx bike in a road...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-11, 01:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,367
Posted By fogrider

I think you're just trolling here...this is ti...

I think you're just trolling here...this is ti bike with da components and he never rode it? this should be a pretty nice riding bike. the real problem is the gearing. you can always get a 11x34...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-11, 01:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 960
Posted By fogrider

every time this comes up, we get answers all over...

every time this comes up, we get answers all over the place. sure you can use a cx bike as a road bike...you can use a mountain bike and put slicks on it for the road too. but really there are guys...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-11, 01:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By fogrider

carbon soles are the best!

carbon soles are the best!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-11, 01:07 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 38,479
Posted By fogrider

so why not a peanut butter jar? first, spread...

so why not a peanut butter jar? first, spread peanut butter on a bread, warm in microwave, eat. repeat. wash out empty jar and dry. be sure to use the plastic ones, but the glass jars will also...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-11, 12:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,089
Posted By fogrider

I have to disagree with many points here...on...

I have to disagree with many points here...on just about every ride, be prepared to ride on anything and every condition, so don't waste time doing a recon mission. if you take a wrong turn, big...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-11, 12:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,089
Posted By fogrider

gold shoes make you the fastest!

gold shoes make you the fastest!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-11, 12:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 626
Posted By fogrider

its not winter yet!

am I reading the calendar wrong? I mean september in coming...even night riding is fun if you have nice roads with street lights.

if you're concerned with noise going through the floor, you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-11, 11:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,360
Posted By fogrider

how about starting with this: ...

how about starting with this: http://www.curtlo.com/frame_pages/custom_road_S3.html
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-11, 11:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,512
Posted By fogrider

save the 75 bucks.

save the 75 bucks.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-11, 11:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,365
Posted By fogrider

if you take a cab, most likely you can put the...

if you take a cab, most likely you can put the bike in the trunk. there is no lock that is really secure.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-11, 11:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,670
Posted By fogrider

with that kind of gearing, its not really for...

with that kind of gearing, its not really for climbing. but if you're in a flat town, maybe, that's ok. I live in san fran and there's hills everywhere and I run a 34/25 or a 38/28. you might want...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-11, 01:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,927
Posted By fogrider

get lighter wheels so you can accelerate quickly...

get lighter wheels so you can accelerate quickly and get into their slip stream. I have pair carbon tubular wheels that weigh 1151 grams for the pair. pretty much anytime I want, I can add 5 mph to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-11, 08:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,310
Posted By fogrider

for a fraction of the price, go with reyonlds;...

for a fraction of the price, go with reyonlds; http://www.reynoldscycling.com/index.php?p_resource=items_wheels_item&p_itm_pk=594
they're not as aero, but for climbing, they're weight is right...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-11, 08:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 573
Posted By fogrider

change the rim strip on the rim and check the...

change the rim strip on the rim and check the stem hole.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-11, 12:18 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,046
Posted By fogrider

here's the thing, if you're going up a hill at...

here's the thing, if you're going up a hill at 75% effort, the weight will not make any difference. if you're going to go 100% at some point, every gram will count. if you like the ride, put money...
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