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Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-11, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,006
Posted By zachsilvey

I made a fairly sharp turn at the end of a...

I made a fairly sharp turn at the end of a semi-fast decent and hit those white stripes in a crosswalk. The back wheel slid out and right into a curb. I went down pretty gently and don't have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-11, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,006
Posted By zachsilvey

Is this nick in the carbon going to be an issue?

I crashed my M1 and tacoed my rear wheel. The wheel broke at the seam and nicked a chainstay on the way around. I can't tell if this nick is going to be a structural issue or not. Any...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-11, 12:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,588
Posted By zachsilvey

To be honest the Masi is a 2006 and it's reaching...

To be honest the Masi is a 2006 and it's reaching the end of it's useful life as far as wheels and components go.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-11, 12:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,588
Posted By zachsilvey

So the consensus I'm drawing is if I do decide to...

So the consensus I'm drawing is if I do decide to bring the Litespeed make sure to keep it inside. But the best bet would be to bring my Masi.

I think some of the conjecture about the bike being...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-11, 10:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,588
Posted By zachsilvey

My roommate is a japanese international student...

My roommate is a japanese international student so I don't think there will be an issue with friends.

As much as I want to bring the Litespeed I'll probably just bring the Masi.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-11, 10:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,588
Posted By zachsilvey

Taking a carbon road bike to school.

I'm leaving for school in a couple of days and I'm trying to decide whether I should take my aluminum Masi or my new carbon Litespeed. I go to WWU in Bellingham so It's not exactly a high crime area...
06-20-11, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,516
Posted By zachsilvey

Moved the cleat slightly forward and to the...

Moved the cleat slightly forward and to the inside and finished a 45 mile ride with very little pain.
06-20-11, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,516
Posted By zachsilvey

Well "They" are competitive cyclist so I did all...

Well "They" are competitive cyclist so I did all the fitting. But I did talk to an exercise physiologist at the races last week and he said I was pretty much spot on. I'll play with cleat positioning...
06-19-11, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,516
Posted By zachsilvey

Cramp-like foot pain with new shoes and pedals.

When I bought my new bike I switched from MTB (Specialized Tahoe + Shimano PD-M520) to road (Diadora Aerospeed Comp + Look Keo Classic) pedals and shoes. Now around 10 miles into a ride I'll start...
06-16-11, 12:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 752
Posted By zachsilvey

There is no such thing as a rain tire for a bike...

There is no such thing as a rain tire for a bike especially a road bike. There simply isn't enough of a contact patch for water channels in the tires to do anything and you can't hydroplane with high...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-11, 12:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,884
Posted By zachsilvey

Make sure you didn't unscrew the valve. I went to...

Make sure you didn't unscrew the valve. I went to go take off the dust cap on a new tube the other day and the valve came off with it. You just have to screw it back in and you should be good.
06-15-11, 02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,051
Posted By zachsilvey

Interval training is supposed to suck. If you...

Interval training is supposed to suck. If you don't feel like puking when you're done then you didn't go hard enough. But honestly it does get better as you get more in shape.

As far as spinning...
06-15-11, 02:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,726
Posted By zachsilvey

I have the small fizik bag so I can't fit a whole...

I have the small fizik bag so I can't fit a whole lot.

-tube
-2 tire levers
-multi-tool

I probably could fit an extra CO2 cartridge though.
06-15-11, 12:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,173
Posted By zachsilvey

Fair enough but there is usually a knock off...

Fair enough but there is usually a knock off brand sold on Ebay or Performance but there doesn't seem to be decent under $100.
06-14-11, 11:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,173
Posted By zachsilvey

Why are work stands so expensive?

I have gotten to that point when I am annoyed to work on my bike on the ground and am in the market for a proper work stand. My question is why are they so expensive? You could easily pay $200 for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-11, 09:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,814
Posted By zachsilvey

This happens all the time on my longboard. The...

This happens all the time on my longboard. The theory there is to lower your center of gravity and shift your weight forward, I'm assuming that carries over to cycling as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-11, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,610
Posted By zachsilvey

Mine was making a noise similar to yours. It...

Mine was making a noise similar to yours. It turned out I over tightened the seatpost clamp. When I torqued it to spec the sound went away.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-11, 05:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,931
Posted By zachsilvey

I picked up a 1/4' torque wrench at Harbor...

I picked up a 1/4' torque wrench at Harbor Freight today for $19.99, sure it's not Snap-On but it seems to be working perfectly fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-11, 09:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,931
Posted By zachsilvey

Do you use a torque wrench when adjusting seat height?

Now that I have a carbon bike I have become paranoid (probably overly so) about torque specs. In the case of a carbon frame with alloy seatpost how necessary is a torque wrench?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-11, 05:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,927
Posted By zachsilvey

I got the same deal. I'm loving it. ...

I got the same deal. I'm loving it.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2436/5816866209_724a5383d1_z.jpg
06-10-11, 11:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By zachsilvey

I definitely won't be able to shift quickly with...

I definitely won't be able to shift quickly with the levers on the Technium they are frictionish.
06-10-11, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By zachsilvey

Its a stock Trek 820 but the fork is toast and...

Its a stock Trek 820 but the fork is toast and it's a size to big for me.
06-10-11, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By zachsilvey

Racing a Rigid - Portland Short Track

My neighbor gave me a late 80s early 90s Raleigh Technium with 7s Deore XT. The bike is great and lighter than my steel hard tail. Is it worth trying to race this thing specifically at the Portland...
06-10-11, 02:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,472
Posted By zachsilvey

All my race buddies do it but I just haven't had...

All my race buddies do it but I just haven't had the confidence or courage to try. I'm not that hairy though.
06-10-11, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By zachsilvey

I actually bought it before the sale, but CC has...

I actually bought it before the sale, but CC has a price guarantee so they gave me 150 to spend. I got some new pedals and a seat bag which is nice because the bike is a great deal at full price.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-11, 01:19 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 11,907
Posted By zachsilvey

+1 I like the sound too.

+1

I like the sound too.
Forum: Commuting
06-10-11, 12:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,071
Posted By zachsilvey

Clipless pedals helped me speed up a little. You...

Clipless pedals helped me speed up a little. You can spin faster, smoother and more efficiently with foot retention.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-11, 12:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 687
Posted By zachsilvey

Seatposts, like bars and stems, are more prone to...

Seatposts, like bars and stems, are more prone to failure when made of carbon because of the clamping forces on them. I was in my LBS the other day and a guy brought in a Madone with a snapped seat...
06-09-11, 11:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By zachsilvey

Joined the Carbon Club Today

UPS dropped off my M1 this morning. I can't wait to take this for a ride longer than a loop around the neighborhood tomorrow. The box was a little beat up but as far as I can tell the bike is in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-11, 04:59 PM
Replies: 27,058
Views: 17,367,423
Posted By zachsilvey

Finally I have something worthy of this thread....

Finally I have something worthy of this thread. UPS dropped off my Litespeed M1 from Competitive Cyclist today.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2436/5816866209_724a5383d1_z.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-11, 09:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,161
Posted By zachsilvey

I'm interested to hear why you want aero carbon...

I'm interested to hear why you want aero carbon clinchers for daily driver wheels?
06-08-11, 09:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,172
Posted By zachsilvey

Here in Portland vintage road bike prices have...

Here in Portland vintage road bike prices have skyrocketed with the popularity of cycling and fixed gear conversions. It's not uncommon to pay 150-200 for a 80s high-ten 10 speed.
06-08-11, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By zachsilvey

Thanks for the info. Does the fork look...

Thanks for the info.

Does the fork look bent to anyone?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-11, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By zachsilvey

They should, the 10 speed ones worked perfectly...

They should, the 10 speed ones worked perfectly with the Ultegra derailleur. Might want to shoot performance an email to make sure.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-11, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By zachsilvey

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052...

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1080516_-1_1597011_20000_400194

My friend was racing Forte's 10 speed shifters last year and loved them.
06-07-11, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By zachsilvey

What can you tell me about this Technium

My neighbor gave me this Raleigh. It is full Deore XT 7 speed. It has the BioPace chainrings. The front triangle is lugged Easton E9 aluminium the rear is steel. The seat tube says "The Peak...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-11, 09:36 PM
06-05-11, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By zachsilvey

The high end RDs like SRAM Red use ceramic...

The high end RDs like SRAM Red use ceramic bearings while the low end RDs like Tiagra use bushings. The difference in efficiency for the average rider will be negligible.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-11, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 856
Posted By zachsilvey

This thread bums me out a little as I just...

This thread bums me out a little as I just ordered my M1 two days ago.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-11, 12:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,785
Posted By zachsilvey

Sounds like what Rapha is doing in SF

Sounds like what Rapha is doing in SF
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-11, 12:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,989
Posted By zachsilvey

Anyone riding Forte pedals?

I'm considering Forte Pro Carbon pedals to replace the PD-M520 mountain bike pedals on my new road bike. I'm on a limited college kid budget and these seem high value. Should I just go with 105...
06-01-11, 09:42 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,538
Posted By zachsilvey

Group rides are much faster than solos because...

Group rides are much faster than solos because you get to draft. Some places are just plain flat.

By myself I struggle to average 15 with a group of friends I'll average 19+.
06-01-11, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By zachsilvey

I figured so, but it's always nice to get some...

I figured so, but it's always nice to get some confirmation.
06-01-11, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By zachsilvey

Should I be concerned about weight on my new bike?

I just ordered the Litespeed M1/SRAM Rival complete bike from CompetitiveCyclist and I am slightly concerned about my weight due to its carboness. I have read the numerous clydes on carbon threads...
05-30-11, 11:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,033
Posted By zachsilvey

The guys in the Road forum say usually about 250...

The guys in the Road forum say usually about 250 cals and hour as a base. For most of us that requirement might be more. I usually have some sort of liquid calorie in the form of a sports drink in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-11, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By zachsilvey

I have the Shimano WH-R500 and I have popped two...

I have the Shimano WH-R500 and I have popped two spokes in the last week. They have 3000 miles on them but the spokes are popping at the hub.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-11, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By zachsilvey

iPod Touch doesn't have a GPS chip. It estimates...

iPod Touch doesn't have a GPS chip. It estimates via registered WiFi hotspots.

I use my iPhone 4 for GPS tracking and it works well for distance and speed but not so much for elevation.
05-26-11, 11:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By zachsilvey

Ride for a couple of weeks, you'll get used to...

Ride for a couple of weeks, you'll get used to it. If you don't then think about getting a new saddle.
05-26-11, 03:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,470
Posted By zachsilvey

I currently use a $30 Bell from Costco but I look...

I currently use a $30 Bell from Costco but I look ridiculous showing up to the start line at a race wearing it.

The more aggressive looking road helmets mostly come from Giro. You can pay...
05-25-11, 07:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,379
Posted By zachsilvey

my standards places are performancebike.com ...

my standards places are
performancebike.com
probikekit.com

Between the two you can get some great deals. PBK even has free shipping to the US.
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