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10-12-10, 11:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 802
Posted By eyeclan

Good Questions to Ask (Stolen?)

I'm looking at this used bike:

http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/2001561510.html

...for only $40.


Now either this could be a very good deal or it could be stolen. The bike is fairly...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-10, 09:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 826
Posted By eyeclan

Wow, you really took a plunge! This is as much...

Wow, you really took a plunge! This is as much bike as any of us will ever need and should last you well into the future. Congrats!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-10, 05:16 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,009
Posted By eyeclan

Same bike year-round? I have one road bike and am...

Same bike year-round? I have one road bike and am not looking forward to pulling out the mountain bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-10, 05:14 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,009
Posted By eyeclan

I don't know, two weeks off the bike with no...

I don't know, two weeks off the bike with no physical exercise already starts to get me a bit irritable and my legs feel like jelly without any "zing" to them. A month or an entire season would...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-10, 05:05 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,009
Posted By eyeclan

What do you do during the winter?

So the colder seasons are coming up, and I was wondering what most of you do to keep up your fitness. I've tried trainers and am wary of rollers, simply because the greatest joy of cycling for me is...
09-24-10, 08:12 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 20,783
Posted By eyeclan

I have always used the seat mount even after...

I have always used the seat mount even after getting my bike fit. Usually, I will have to lean the bike at a steep angle to get a leg up over the saddle and kick the pedal up to 12:00. Are most road...
09-23-10, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By eyeclan

I mean that the fork blade itself, not the quick...

I mean that the fork blade itself, not the quick release lever, is physically bent inwards when the lever closes on it.
09-23-10, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By eyeclan

Quick Release Levers

Whenever I close my quick release lever, even with only modest clamping force, the lever-side blade of the fork is noticeably bent inwards. Is this normal? btw, the fork is carbon, and I'm a bit...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-10, 09:23 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,028
Posted By eyeclan

I'd actually say $1,500 to $1,800 is the sweet...

I'd actually say $1,500 to $1,800 is the sweet spot. Few people (Maybe that Cat 2 guy on Sunday) i know can outride a sweet carbon/alu frame with 105's and decent wheels. Likely even a carbon frame...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-10, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By eyeclan

I have these pedals hanging off my bike. They...

I have these pedals hanging off my bike. They can't be used as platforms, and are one sided. They are usually loop end up / clip end down, but not always. They are ready to use out of the box....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-10, 12:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By eyeclan

The Big Ring

Whenever I shift into the big ring, I get this steady sound of dragging on the harder half of the gears along with a sluggish feeling, and this clicking in the easier half (the same sound made when...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-10, 12:37 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,350
Posted By eyeclan

Cycling is only as expensive as you want it to...

Cycling is only as expensive as you want it to be, but it's very easy to compulsively upgrade in a sport that's so steeped in efficiency and numbers. I enjoy gadgets as much as anyone else, but at...
08-26-10, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By eyeclan

The Trek 4300 or any of the 4xxx series are dirt...

The Trek 4300 or any of the 4xxx series are dirt reliable rides. The Giant Boulders may even be more reliable, but are a bit heavy.
08-26-10, 05:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By eyeclan

This backout situation actually happened to me,...

This backout situation actually happened to me, except it was in broad daylight and the car backed out at the last second. Not too much damage to me, but the teen driving the car was pretty scared...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-10, 04:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,141
Posted By eyeclan

A lot of people are going to say this, so I'm...

A lot of people are going to say this, so I'm beating them to it: Cannondale CAAD9.

JK ;), but any bike from any large brand -Trek, Specialized, Giant, Cannondale, Bianchi, Felt, Orbea, Fuji - is...
08-26-10, 01:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By eyeclan

A bike shop generally doesn't make too much on...

A bike shop generally doesn't make too much on bikes, especially a relatively lower end one you're thinking about. After all, they are usually only small businesses and can't offer what the larger...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-10, 04:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By eyeclan

The red racing 7's. We all need some bling....

The red racing 7's. We all need some bling. Besides, I was never really a fan of radially spoked wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-10, 02:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,640
Posted By eyeclan

Fine, so maybe I did buy my Allez for the cool...

Fine, so maybe I did buy my Allez for the cool curves, but I did it for performance! It helps me ride better!



But a circle is an oval in which all the foci intersect at one point.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-10, 02:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,640
Posted By eyeclan

Fine, so maybe I did buy my Allez because of the...

Fine, so maybe I did buy my Allez because of the curvy tubes and all. But I did it for performance! It helps me ride better!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-10, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,703
Posted By eyeclan

If it fits and there's no structural damage, jump...

If it fits and there's no structural damage, jump on that! Make sure you see the bike in person, though, because we aren't going to be able to determine frame sizing and damage on a forum. But if it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-10, 05:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,640
Posted By eyeclan

You are what you ride :)

You are what you ride :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-10, 05:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,640
Posted By eyeclan

But you don't want to be another black, white,...

But you don't want to be another black, white, and red bike do you? Specialized actually appears to be unaware that such other colors as blue or green exist for road bikes (All three colors are on my...
08-25-10, 05:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By eyeclan

I remember my first group ride ... 40 miles from...

I remember my first group ride ... 40 miles from here to Rhode Island. Especially hard ride up some huge hills because a few riders were training for a race. Bonked at the end and embarrassingly...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-10, 05:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,701
Posted By eyeclan

Why did you show me this? Why? My new 2010 Allez...

Why did you show me this? Why? My new 2010 Allez is sitting in her cozy corner of the garage and suddenly, this new 2011 Allez rolls up and makes me look back! If there's one rule to buying a bike,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-10, 05:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By eyeclan

Only problem is, $400 to $500 just isn't enough...

Only problem is, $400 to $500 just isn't enough to get a new road bike. Prices start at a bit under $700. Also, it might not be such a great idea to leave an expensive road bike on the school rack or...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-10, 05:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,640
Posted By eyeclan

A bit chunky, but you aren't paying for looks,...

A bit chunky, but you aren't paying for looks, are you?
08-22-10, 01:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,409
Posted By eyeclan

Wow, an LBS really has stuff going hard for them...

Wow, an LBS really has stuff going hard for them ... no wonder the salesman seemed a bit miffed when I negotiated a bit on the bike (last year's model the same price as this year.)
08-22-10, 12:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,409
Posted By eyeclan

How much does an LBS make on every bike?

Around how much money is left after the bike, it parts, shipping, and assembly are paid for?
How much for an entry level road bike <700-1000>, a mid-range <1400-1800>, and a high end <1800 - don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-10, 10:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 870
Posted By eyeclan

Bianchi's Coast to Coast (C2C) series are also...

Bianchi's Coast to Coast (C2C) series are also good. I love how Bianchi makes their entry level C2C Via Nirones look more expensive then they actually are.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-10, 09:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,730
Posted By eyeclan

Try to find an LBS that offers very good service,...

Try to find an LBS that offers very good service, because a bike bought anyone else is on its own in case anything happens. Mine (Back Bacy Bicycles, Cambridge, MA) offers two free annual tune-ups...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-10, 02:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,965
Posted By eyeclan

Anyone else just can't stand it when someone...

Anyone else just can't stand it when someone passes them? I've had times where people absolutely decked out with the most pimped ride and kit sprint past and my ego just can't stomach it. It's like...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-10, 04:21 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,049
Posted By eyeclan

How about going up a steep hill, throwing a...

How about going up a steep hill, throwing a chain, attempting to dismount and forgetting to unclip, rolling down the hill in a panic, and busting out of the pedals in the last second? Could hear some...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-10, 04:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,258
Posted By eyeclan

You just have to try clipless some time. It seems...

You just have to try clipless some time. It seems different at first, but believe me, you'll never look back at clips and straps!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-10, 06:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,235
Posted By eyeclan

The Cannondale Classique shorts are nice. If you...

The Cannondale Classique shorts are nice. If you want to save online, performance brand shorts are fine:

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1007553_-1_1511001_1511000_400020...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-10, 05:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 801
Posted By eyeclan

They don't have to be pressed in like a threaded...

They don't have to be pressed in like a threaded headset. Basically, it means integrated headset because you can "drop" it in.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-10, 02:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,235
Posted By eyeclan

+1 on ultra fashionable spandex. It'll take care...

+1 on ultra fashionable spandex. It'll take care of some of the saddle discomfort too.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-10, 02:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 272
Posted By eyeclan

Personally, I'd go with the Satellite because...

Personally, I'd go with the Satellite because cyclocross bikes, while versatile, are kind of overkill for road use, and the relaxed geometry of the Satellite is going to take road buzz plenty well....
08-17-10, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,178
Posted By eyeclan

Duct Tape on Stays

My last bike had a few scuffs and a moderate nick on the chainstays, likely from those pieces of road grit I hear clink against the frame. I actually wrapped the stays and the downtube with some duct...
08-16-10, 03:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,443
Posted By eyeclan

My $850 Allez is my first real road bike, and a...

My $850 Allez is my first real road bike, and a luxury to me ... Besides, my sister says that she has plenty of fun riding her $78 wal-mart bike around campus. She won't even accept a cheap, reliable...
08-15-10, 11:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,443
Posted By eyeclan

Thanks for the replies everyone. I guess I was...

Thanks for the replies everyone. I guess I was right to get the raised eyebrow once the shop steered be to its "racing" models. I have pretty much a complete kit, only just the entry level stuff....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-10, 11:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 801
Posted By eyeclan

It appears that you have a very standard 1 and...

It appears that you have a very standard 1 and 1/8 inch integrated headset, so this is pretty good: http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1075435_-1_400021_400002_400218

Just...
08-15-10, 04:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,443
Posted By eyeclan

Really, How Good Does a Bike Have To Be?

Really, how good does a bike have to be to be raceable? Just saw a local triathlon bike today and there were loads of carbon beauties and even a few tri bikes. I currently have myself a stock 2010...
07-15-10, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By eyeclan

Crashed

Got into a car crash today -- or car crashed me. Basically, it was backing out and stopped as if it meant for me to go, so I went ahead and it popped out. I was lucky and escaped a bit scuffed up,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-10, 10:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 852
Posted By eyeclan

Put them on myself, but didn't grease the...

Put them on myself, but didn't grease the threads. *Does so as of now*
Will the pedals get stuck in the crankarms?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-10, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 852
Posted By eyeclan

Thanks, I'm at ease now! I'm paranoid about my...

Thanks, I'm at ease now! I'm paranoid about my bike ;)
By the way, what is that toothed ring on the axle between the thread and the pedal platform for? Does it tighten and loosen the bearings?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-10, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 852
Posted By eyeclan

They're a pair of Shimano SPD-SL's, model...

They're a pair of Shimano SPD-SL's, model PD-r540.158975
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-10, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 852
Posted By eyeclan

Pedal Axle Grease

I tried out my new clipless pedals for the first time today, and right after, I noticed this thick greenish paste that looks like it oozed out of the left pedal axle. Is this excess grease normal?...
07-08-10, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,388
Posted By eyeclan

Haha, great answers everyone. I happen to have a...

Haha, great answers everyone. I happen to have a really light build, and it isn't a problem for plainclothes, but I can't seem to find an inexpensive extra small jersey. I've noticed that large and...
07-07-10, 05:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,388
Posted By eyeclan

Shrinking Polyester

Hi all,
Does anyone know of a way to shrink a 100% polyester cycling jersey? I know that it can be hot washed in the washing machine and then thrown in the dryer with high heat, but how hot should...
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