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01-21-13, 04:23 PM
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Posted By ItCostsWhat?

Fox Float rp23 (2011) or RS Monarch 4.2 (2009) which is better ?

I have been riding on the Monarch and a friend gave a Fox to try I felt the Fox was a lot softer and the lockout hardly noticeable. what are others thoughts on this ?
01-21-13, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,250
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

I'm 6'1" 210 lbs I test rode a full carbon one...

I'm 6'1" 210 lbs I test rode a full carbon one retailed for $6,300 It was awesome, I almost bought it, it was a Demo that was selling for $3,100. For sure next year.
01-24-11, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 866
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

Thanks

Thanks the online calculator, is the scientific answer I was looking for. Of course I plan to train harder to loose the weight, but if I have the same fitness but shed the lbs. I was wondering what I...
09-09-10, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 866
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

I'm assuming the same fitness level, just less...

I'm assuming the same fitness level, just less weight.
09-09-10, 10:14 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 64,011
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

I just got into the dirt this year, and what has...

I just got into the dirt this year, and what has helped me the most is no matter what speed or the challenge, I majority of my thoughts are directed at where I'm trying to go, and not what's under...
09-09-10, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 866
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

Less wieght, help with guessing better results ?

I just did a race that had 2 miles of non stop climbing, to the top of a ski mountain, at a combined weight of 240 lbs it took me 45 min. to go the distance. next year I can be 25 lbs lighter all...
Forum: Triathlon
04-30-09, 11:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 15,907
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

I bought a leader frame on E-Bay, and switched...

I bought a leader frame on E-Bay, and switched over my road components. I'm 6'1" 200+ lbs. I really like the frame. Also check out "Hi-Tech Bikes"in San Diego, CA. great prices.
Forum: Triathlon
04-05-09, 12:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,588
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

Incycle in San Dimas rents wetsuits, they have a...

Incycle in San Dimas rents wetsuits, they have a web site incycle.com
Forum: Triathlon
04-02-09, 11:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,588
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

I haven't done Bonelli (live just 8 miles away),...

I haven't done Bonelli (live just 8 miles away), but I race the Mission Bay TRI ,twice a year, in the spring I average 17MPH but by OCT. I average 21MPH in both races my speed puts me just faster...
Forum: Triathlon
08-07-08, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

How about this one? In the middle of my eye...

How about this one? In the middle of my eye opperation the Doc kept telling the nurse to watch the anesthesia levals ( the alarm triggers at 40 and under), she had to keep reminding him, that I...
Forum: Triathlon
07-28-08, 11:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,025
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

Find your local TRI club, they will help you find...

Find your local TRI club, they will help you find the right size and learn what type of parts it should have, someone there may even let you ride there's and may even get you a great deal when they...
07-28-08, 12:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

Road shifter w MTB derailer

Will the indexing on a Shimano 9 speed stem shifter work with a Shimano 9sd xt rear derailer ?
Forum: Triathlon
07-27-08, 11:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,389
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

Start with that bike

I started with a 36lb cruiser, Then was lucky to get a deal on a used bike with great components. The more I learned about Bike fit (over time while building my engine)The better prepared I was to...
Forum: Triathlon
07-17-08, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

Don't worry be happy

I wouldn't worry about the swim,on race day focus on staying relaxed esspecially in the the swim. I set my seat hight, so that when I'm spinning as fast as possable, I don't feel a whip or snapping...
Forum: Triathlon
01-21-08, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

Ditto on De Soto

I also tried a one piece and switched to the DeSoto, and love it. They also stand by thier warrenties and sevice 100 %.
Forum: Triathlon
01-04-08, 07:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,491
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

my guess is-

Sharks aren't looking for the slowest, there looking for the one that looks lame, so swim with good form and they go after the one thrashing around. But really they want no part of that mess of...
Forum: Triathlon
01-03-08, 10:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,892
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

Great advice

Sometimes I start to fast on race day and have to tell myself to slow down, as I catch my breath I can build speed and even end up faster than I started, As for now keep working it, I started just...
Forum: Triathlon
11-27-07, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

Go ahead and let me have it about the ethical...

Go ahead and let me have it about the ethical issues, then tell me your stories if you've ever done it.
I haven't ever not paid, but at $90 and up per entry, I've thought about it.
Forum: Triathlon
11-27-07, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

Party crasher

Has anyone crashed/done a TRI without paying the entry ? how did it go for you ?
I have been a volontier escort at a couple of tri's and no one noticed my lack of race #s.
10-15-07, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

I purchased on ebay a quill/post that repaces...

I purchased on ebay a quill/post that repaces your quill, and uses any 1 1/8 stem.
10-15-07, 07:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,708
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

read your post, grabbed a soda can,cut it, and...

read your post, grabbed a soda can,cut it, and measured it at .13 mm or .005 inches. Tomarrow I will experiment with some stuff, as I have the same issue. I used 100 grit sand paper as my shim, it...
10-10-07, 08:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,088
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

Surfing around, I liked the looks of the Mountain...

Surfing around, I liked the looks of the Mountain Cycle brand, how does it hold up against the rest ?
10-10-07, 08:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,088
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

Sweet Ride !!!!

Sweet Ride !!!!
10-10-07, 08:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,088
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

Price ? depends- will I crash the hell out of it...

Price ? depends- will I crash the hell out of it and have to replace it when I get good enough to race. or even with crashes do they repair well ? if it's just a bike to learn on and I'll need a race...
Forum: Triathlon
10-10-07, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

I don't follow much of a plan I just alternate...

I don't follow much of a plan I just alternate from running,cycleing,and some wieght training. I hate bricks so I generaly start them about a month before the event.
10-10-07, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,088
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

Downhill racing

I'm thinking about getting into Downhill action. Can you recomend a brand of bike to start with, or which components ? I'm 6'1" 200+ lbs. and 45+ yrs old. Don't worry I have good medical insurance.
10-10-07, 06:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,231
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

Look 20 feet ahead,forget about what's under you,...

Look 20 feet ahead,forget about what's under you, is great advise. Also have someone video tape you. If you don't make it, it looks cool on U-Tube.
10-10-07, 05:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

My wired sigma was crap, I got a good price on a...

My wired sigma was crap, I got a good price on a wireless rts1600l, it is working but the corner is cracked and I dont even remember it hitting anything. Last time with sigma. I think I'll go Cat...
Forum: Triathlon
10-10-07, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

Thanks I think that web site will be very...

Thanks I think that web site will be very helpfull, it seems accurate by my training records.
Forum: Triathlon
10-09-07, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

If the fastest I can run a 5K is 21 min. I...

If the fastest I can run a 5K is 21 min. I probably can't do that after the bike ride. So about how fast should I set a 5K goal at, so on race day I can do it in 21Min. ? My last sprint I cycled...
Forum: Triathlon
10-09-07, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

Run time

In a sprint distance I want to run a 21 minute 5 k, how fast should I be able to run on training days prior to the race ?
09-30-07, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,987
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

Well I just finished the Triathlon and the wheel...

Well I just finished the Triathlon and the wheel rolled very well,Quiet as mouse. I think I just got lucky. sure I used the right epoxy and stuff, but to have it stay true was very fotunate.
09-28-07, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,987
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

Some more info. Wheel-Aerosport Trialist Disc....

Some more info. Wheel-Aerosport Trialist Disc. Epoxy-3M DP460. Etch kit-West System 860-8 aluminum etch kit. I followed every intruction and precaution I could think of. and the wheel set up really...
09-27-07, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,987
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

Dangerous was when I rode this wheel for 13 miles...

Dangerous was when I rode this wheel for 13 miles next to an unfenced 15 foot dropoff into a cement river wash. I glued the other side today and took it over to get the tire mounted. It's looking...
09-27-07, 12:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,987
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

Repairing a carbon disc wheel

Hey folks wish me luck, My E-Bay special $150 disc wheel separated all the way around, where the carbon meets the Aluminum rim(both sides). even though the epoxy and etching system cost almost as...
09-24-07, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

Sheldon is so right on, I replaced the chain with...

Sheldon is so right on, I replaced the chain with a new one and so far no problems. I used his web sight extensively when planning my E-Bay bikes,and saved a lot of $.
I owe a huge Thank You to...
09-20-07, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

Thanks for reading the whole question. Yes it is...

Thanks for reading the whole question. Yes it is a SunTour,but a 6 speed,as Sheldon Brown stated in one of his articles. I'm going over today and try it in friction mode. If it still jumps I'll...
09-19-07, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

2 out of 3 is BAD !

I need your help, I have become a self taught biulder. I recently built 3 bikes from E-Bay parts. two of them have problems with jumping/sliping gears ,only in the mid 3 gears of a 7 spd freewheel....
09-16-07, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,732
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

What helped me

As for myself I went through 2 years of pain waiting for my knees to heal, what made the turn around for me was ICE, I ace wraped my knees for hard workouts, then as soon as possable I stood in the...
Forum: Triathlon
08-28-07, 08:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 966
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

Thinking isn't doing

Iv'e been comparing the running treadmill expierience with what might be a swim treadmill. just like a treadmill teaches speed and leg forward movement,running on a moving belt isn't the same as...
Forum: Triathlon
08-25-07, 04:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,145
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

Coaching early

I recomend a swim coach early. so they can recognize any bad habits, so you train with a proper technique. If you can find a coach with underwater video tapeing you will see what needs work and be...
Forum: Triathlon
08-24-07, 07:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 966
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

Desperate

This is how desperate I can get. A couple of years ago I dug a hole in my yard, ran some pvc pipe to cheap black plastic,and a $35 pump/filter, tied a rope around my waist and I would swim non stop...
Forum: Triathlon
08-21-07, 10:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 966
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

My problem with gym swimming is having to stop...

My problem with gym swimming is having to stop every 20 strokes,people not sharing the lane,and worst of all a dirty pool(I mean really dirty). the lakes around here are just about the same story.
Forum: Triathlon
08-21-07, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 966
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

Swimming in a box

Has anyone had expierience with a swim trainer,( such as an endless pool or ?) ?
I'm thinking of buying one and would like to here some comments.
Forum: Triathlon
08-20-07, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,162
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

I use the DeSoto and really like it. I'm...

I use the DeSoto and really like it. I'm 6'1"200lbs and I have a long torso. Dont tell Emilio, but I cut the sleeves of mine for more comfort.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-07, 04:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,004
Posted By ItCostsWhat?

How fast is too fast ?

Last weekend I was in a race where there was a long winding downhill,open to cars but a good road. I got up to 48.5 but tapped the brakes and held it there. I think I could have gone a lot faster but...
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