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Forum: Touring
03-19-14, 10:02 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 25,707
Posted By Phatman

Wow, I can't believe this thread is still...

Wow, I can't believe this thread is still around. I didn't end up going on that tour, I ended up having to work that summer and my buddy that was supposed to go with me bailed. Totally shoulda'...
12-21-10, 03:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 789
Posted By Phatman

This past season I did more intensity than the...

This past season I did more intensity than the year before because (due to working full time) my training hours were cut back. I had the best season ever this past summer, but I burned out mentally...
07-15-10, 05:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,593
Posted By Phatman

Like I said, I didn't see the stage. I was...

Like I said, I didn't see the stage. I was thinking it was in a decent.
07-15-10, 07:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,593
Posted By Phatman

The secondary retention a of a tubular tire is...

The secondary retention a of a tubular tire is the fact that when the tire is inflated, it expands. The ID of the tire tries to get smaller, so it constricts onto the rim. Try installing a tubular...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-10, 11:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,541
Posted By Phatman

I wouldn't try for the 1000 bucks of pain and...

I wouldn't try for the 1000 bucks of pain and suffering, I'd just go for what needs to be replaced and your medical bills. If the accident was the driver's fault, they should pay for everything. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-10, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By Phatman

Welcome to collegiate cycling.

Welcome to collegiate cycling.
07-09-10, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,071
Posted By Phatman

really, just race a couple times. See how you...

really, just race a couple times. See how you like it. See where you need to improve, and what seems to work ok for you. You might get dropped in your first race, you might not, the only way to...
06-30-10, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By Phatman

Your picture just answered your question. Crocs...

Your picture just answered your question. Crocs should never have been invented.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-10, 12:45 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,683
Posted By Phatman

If you aren't racing, I'd get a custom bike for...

If you aren't racing, I'd get a custom bike for $8600, don't bother with the Madone. You don't want or need carbon deep section wheels for everyday use, and you're paying a lot for the trek name.
06-26-10, 04:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,316
Posted By Phatman

Most people don't have the time to "ride lots" to...

Most people don't have the time to "ride lots" to the point of elite competition. With that said, I knew a guy who never did intervals and was a pretty decent cat 2. He rode between 30-40 hours a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-10, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By Phatman

I had the EXACT thing happen to my dura ace 7800...

I had the EXACT thing happen to my dura ace 7800 lever, cable break and all, and Shimano replaced my shifter for free. Ask the shop people really nicely, and bring them a 6-pack of some sort of IPA....
06-24-10, 10:30 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,825
Posted By Phatman

For the first half of the season, I was just...

For the first half of the season, I was just going for top 10s, so I would basically sit in until the end, then sprint with a pack. Pretty lame racing, I know, but thats the way the system has been...
06-08-10, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By Phatman

I appreciate the advice, but there is no need to...

I appreciate the advice, but there is no need to be a jerk.
06-08-10, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By Phatman

I don't really want a coach, mostly becuase I...

I don't really want a coach, mostly becuase I don't want to pay for one, but also because I have a plan that is working for me right now, and I really don't want someone mucking with it mid-season. ...
06-07-10, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By Phatman

I suppose I still do need a rest week, but would...

I suppose I still do need a rest week, but would two medium weeks in a row make me feel as rested as one easy week?
06-07-10, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By Phatman

Screwed up my rest week, what now?

So I'm in the best shape of my life right now. I've been racing for 6 years, and while I love the comeraderie and the excitment of racing, I never really trained in a structured fashion until this...
11-16-09, 05:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,560
Posted By Phatman

and flexibility.

and flexibility.
11-11-09, 06:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 827
Posted By Phatman

Just race the Scott. If you are that worried...

Just race the Scott. If you are that worried about crashing and breaking your bike, you should not be racing.
08-03-09, 04:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,175
Posted By Phatman

Um no. Contador destroyed Andy one the stage...

Um no. Contador destroyed Andy one the stage when he took yellow. He attacked, got a 2 and half minutes on the LA group, and put a minute into Andy within something like 5k. total destruction.
07-25-09, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 797
Posted By Phatman

dang dude, way to end the thread early...

dang dude, way to end the thread early...
07-23-09, 07:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 962
Posted By Phatman

You joke (I think), but french broad without...

You joke (I think), but french broad without climbs and the resulting selection makes for a crash fest. Those roads are too narrow for a cat 4 field to ride through without a selection.
07-23-09, 07:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 929
Posted By Phatman

I usually do it in the off season, mostly because...

I usually do it in the off season, mostly because I go to the gym then, and not in the season. During the season, I generally have a tough enough time fitting bike time in, so I don't go to the gym,...
07-22-09, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 962
Posted By Phatman

I'm glad french broad doesn't suck anymore. I...

I'm glad french broad doesn't suck anymore. I did it two years in a row a while back, and I'm still not sure why I did it the second time. The first time included a tour of the flattest roads in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-09, 05:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,950
Posted By Phatman

Well everyone else might not like your ride, but...

Well everyone else might not like your ride, but at least your bike is excited.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-09, 06:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,539
Posted By Phatman

The Honda Fit was one of the most dissapointing...

The Honda Fit was one of the most dissapointing cars I've EVER driven. It really wasn't a terrible car, but it has been talked up by so many people that my expectations were sky high. I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-09, 04:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,158
Posted By Phatman

Agreed. Your life sounds miserable. You better...

Agreed. Your life sounds miserable. You better be making a couple million a year (so you can retire at 30) to put up with that ****.
06-07-09, 06:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,743
Posted By Phatman

*Cough*ksyriums*cough*

*Cough*ksyriums*cough*
06-02-09, 07:13 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,771
Posted By Phatman

I've never seen any around here. Now for the...

I've never seen any around here.

Now for the true reason I posted...

Damocles, that's not your butt in your avatar is it? If so, that's disturbing.
05-11-09, 04:40 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,336
Posted By Phatman

Lees Mcrae gives scholarships for cycling.

Lees Mcrae gives scholarships for cycling.
03-18-09, 07:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,258
Posted By Phatman

In most of the US, road racing is winding down...

In most of the US, road racing is winding down around fall.

And you generally don't have to "make" the team. You have to be a cat 3 to be an "A", but you can race D's if you want, and usually...
03-05-09, 05:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 686
Posted By Phatman

I think its just a giant bike, like a size XL. ...

I think its just a giant bike, like a size XL. Really large and really small bikes always look funny.
02-03-09, 05:15 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,739
Posted By Phatman

I found a connecting rod. Like for an engine.

I found a connecting rod. Like for an engine.
02-02-09, 06:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,124
Posted By Phatman

what do you know, the guy with the disc wheel is...

what do you know, the guy with the disc wheel is the one who causes the crash...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-09, 06:49 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,581
Posted By Phatman

Not true, There's definitely a bigger margin on...

Not true, There's definitely a bigger margin on SRAM stuff. Shimano stuff has had almost no markup in the two shops that I used to work at. We used to get cost+10% as our employee discount on parts,...
12-23-08, 04:38 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,895
Posted By Phatman

dang, I totally agree. look at this wheelset,...

dang, I totally agree. look at this wheelset, 1,100 dollars for the front wheel, 1500 for the back wheel. Thats 2600 dollar for the wheelset!
...
12-15-08, 04:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,456
Posted By Phatman

Cryo treatment is designed to convert the...

Cryo treatment is designed to convert the retained austenite in high carbon steels to martensite. Martensite is much harder than austenite, thus it wears better. A good tempering process should...
12-08-08, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,577
Posted By Phatman

I get your logic, I hadn't thought about it that...

I get your logic, I hadn't thought about it that way. I busted out the ol' trig skills, and the difference from 73 to 76 degrees would make the seat tube a little under a centimeter shorter. I still...
12-08-08, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,577
Posted By Phatman

Thats usually not the case. Generally, the seat...

Thats usually not the case. Generally, the seat tube is what determines the size of a bike. A TT bike with real TT geometry should have a similar seat tube to your road bike, but a shorter top...
11-24-08, 11:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,766
Posted By Phatman

its way worse on a road bike+TT bars+fast forward...

its way worse on a road bike+TT bars+fast forward saddle.

TT bikes are made to actually counteract some of the ****tiness that is inherent with TT positions by moving your weight back a bit. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-08, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 791
Posted By Phatman

1600 watts isn't THAT much. I think that a...

1600 watts isn't THAT much. I think that a surprisingly high amount of people out there can do it. Before I sold my powertap, I was at ~1500 watts for my sprint workouts. However, the mental...
11-24-08, 10:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,766
Posted By Phatman

TT bikes are fun when you're fit. It really is...

TT bikes are fun when you're fit. It really is 90% position that makes you fast on a TT bike. I'd go with real TT geometry if you can. TT bikes have nice slack headtubes that make it easier to...
11-23-08, 08:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,766
Posted By Phatman

Hey brian, I sent you a PM.

Hey brian, I sent you a PM.
11-21-08, 01:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,684
Posted By Phatman

rigid singlespeed 29er. edit: with H-bars,...

rigid singlespeed 29er.

edit: with H-bars, one-one midge bars, or dirt drops.
11-21-08, 07:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,962
Posted By Phatman

PS...is anyone out there looking to hire an entry...

PS...is anyone out there looking to hire an entry level materials engineer in the next few months or so? :D
11-21-08, 07:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,962
Posted By Phatman

As a materials science and engineering major...

As a materials science and engineering major graduating in less than a month, I love these discussions. Its the shape of the tube, not the actual material in this case. That's why there are more...
11-18-08, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By Phatman

I've found that its fairly easy to not get enough...

I've found that its fairly easy to not get enough torque on the crank bolt. Try using a nice long torque wrench, I think the spec is something really f-ing high like 350 inch-pounds (look it up...
11-04-08, 07:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,894
Posted By Phatman

I just went the other direction. I used to run a...

I just went the other direction. I used to run a nobby nic 2.4 on the front and a maxxis larsen TT on the rear, but about a month ago I swapped them for 2.0'' fast tracks front and rear. Its sooo...
10-29-08, 03:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,535
Posted By Phatman

ah. 10-4. I was assuming he was talking about...

ah. 10-4. I was assuming he was talking about the picture link of him riding the trainer on his hotel balcony, which is of a decidedly aluminum color.
10-28-08, 03:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,535
Posted By Phatman

I'll bet thats just a lower end fulcrum wheel...

I'll bet thats just a lower end fulcrum wheel that basso uses for training inside. I do the same thing. Except mine are just open pros, and my race wheels are just ksyriums.
10-27-08, 07:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 598
Posted By Phatman

I've mostly good things about the tora. The main...

I've mostly good things about the tora. The main bad thing I've heard about it is the weight. The fork weighs over 5 pounds! crikey, thats what a 160mm travel fox 36 weighs.

however, the tora...
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