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08-15-11, 07:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,165
Posted By Val23708

I noticed that my wireless computer stops...

I noticed that my wireless computer stops recording time at certain points up OLH. Not sure if its power line interference or something. Either way, it makes my recorded time less than my actual time.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-11, 03:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,923
Posted By Val23708

doesn't seem worth the effort of taking my saddle...

doesn't seem worth the effort of taking my saddle bag off and moving the stuff. small saddle bag with tube/patch kit/multitool/levers is enough.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-11, 03:38 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,711
Posted By Val23708

Sadly my 15 lb bike doesn't offset the 15 lbs of...

Sadly my 15 lb bike doesn't offset the 15 lbs of muscle I've put on in the past year (weightlifiting)...

Low carb diet - the easiest way to gimp your performance. Carbs are your main fuel for...
07-15-11, 03:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,791
Posted By Val23708

http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/3861/cervelo.jp...

http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/3861/cervelo.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-11, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 451
Posted By Val23708

foam roller.

foam roller.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-11, 11:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By Val23708

CAAD9 was the 2nd stiffest frame made a few years...

CAAD9 was the 2nd stiffest frame made a few years back (cervelo R3 was stiffer). so the huge majority of bikes would be less stiff than the CAAD9
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-11, 11:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,458
Posted By Val23708

Exactly how I ended up with two...

Exactly how I ended up with two...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-11, 09:11 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-11, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1,249
Views: 70,277
Posted By Val23708

looks like the lovechild of a S3 and a P3...

looks like the lovechild of a S3 and a P3...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-11, 07:21 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,712
Posted By Val23708

Go Pro HD isn't good enough for you eh?

Go Pro HD isn't good enough for you eh?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-11, 09:37 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,337
Posted By Val23708

Soo... the extra 2k over an R5ca gets you about...

Soo... the extra 2k over an R5ca gets you about 1/2 lb more weight?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-11, 07:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,312
Posted By Val23708

Whoever built it up (the LBS in this case) should...

Whoever built it up (the LBS in this case) should have caught it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-11, 07:48 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,020
Posted By Val23708

I saw one yesterday on the road. wasn't very...

I saw one yesterday on the road. wasn't very flattering
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-11, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By Val23708

check your cabling job? did you build or adjust...

check your cabling job? did you build or adjust it yourself? no problems here.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-11, 07:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,815
Posted By Val23708

this. black tires have carbon black which makes...

this. black tires have carbon black which makes them more wear resistant and give better wet grip. colored tires use more silica in attempt to meet the same goals but cannot match the performance of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-11, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By Val23708

google maps will do

google maps will do
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-11, 07:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,383
Posted By Val23708

htfu.

htfu.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-11, 05:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,206
Posted By Val23708

corrected

corrected
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-11, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By Val23708

block of wood + chainring (or deconstructed...

block of wood + chainring (or deconstructed cassette!) for decoration + nameplate & title... or spokes + soldering iron
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-11, 10:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 593
Posted By Val23708

Well Force and Rival and mechanically and...

Well Force and Rival and mechanically and functionally identical - the only thing you gain from going to force is losing ~130g, having carbon cranks (not really noticiable), and having pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-11, 10:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 593
Posted By Val23708

What differences are you hoping for? Comfort -...

What differences are you hoping for?
Comfort - carbon will be more comfortable
Stiffness - the soloist was probably one of the stiffest aluminum frames available. cheaper carbon will have the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-11, 09:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,302
Posted By Val23708

http://thebaconstrip.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/b...

http://thebaconstrip.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/boonen.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-11, 09:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 593
Posted By Val23708

I went from a Soloist to an R3 and the jump was...

I went from a Soloist to an R3 and the jump was smaller than I expected - and thats from high-end aluminum to high-end carbon

From what I hear, the Izoard XP is cheaper (in terms of materials)...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-11, 08:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,113
Posted By Val23708

Nice that has me looking at Velocity A23s with...

Nice that has me looking at Velocity A23s with Velocity Race hubs and DT Revolution spokes now
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-11, 08:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 625
Posted By Val23708

CAAD9 would be English if you have outboard...

CAAD9 would be English if you have outboard bearings (visible bearing cups). If you don't see any, then its BB30 (usually its labeled if it is).

This is the tool for outboard bearing cups:...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-11, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By Val23708

2.5mm = 5mm difference from bottom to top = the...

2.5mm = 5mm difference from bottom to top = the difference between my kneeing my chest while in the drops or not.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-11, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 708
Posted By Val23708

I hate that saddle. I have an Arione butt.

I hate that saddle.

I have an Arione butt.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-11, 06:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 625
Posted By Val23708

Just install it yourself jeez. Took me only 5 hrs...

Just install it yourself jeez. Took me only 5 hrs to build up my bike. Hardest part is getting the cable housing the way I want it but i doubt the LBS will do that for you properly either.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-11, 02:13 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,046
Posted By Val23708

While the numbers might looks small, the effect...

While the numbers might looks small, the effect on the way a bike feels is not dismissable
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-11, 10:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,803
Posted By Val23708

yes. does that mean you have weak fingers?

yes. does that mean you have weak fingers?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-11, 08:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,302
Posted By Val23708

http://www.eatnineghost.com/wp-content/uploads/200...

http://www.eatnineghost.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/pic19558.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-11, 08:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,113
Posted By Val23708

Williams uses stronger spokes, has ceramic...

Williams uses stronger spokes, has ceramic bearings, and has nice flanges on their hubs. Also they support a lot of amateur racing. And they are local to CA. They are a bit loud though.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-11, 08:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,046
Posted By Val23708

Same... Battlefield 3 is making the itch worse.....

Same... Battlefield 3 is making the itch worse.. But I think I can hold out til Bulldozer/SB-E/IB
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-11, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,584
Posted By Val23708

They are about the same level (the frames at...

They are about the same level (the frames at least ~1100g). The Izoard comes with better wheels though and looks better.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-11, 08:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,803
Posted By Val23708

4 - you suck at installing SRAM FDs.

4 - you suck at installing SRAM FDs.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-11, 04:55 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,612
Posted By Val23708

Well I don't know how much it helps... gymnastics...

Well I don't know how much it helps... gymnastics or judo is defiantly better
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-11, 04:15 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,612
Posted By Val23708

First start with somersault from standing (with a...

First start with somersault from standing (with a helmet on). Grass or mats are preferable. Try to roll on one of your shoulders.

Some people then try with their bike. I didn't.

Also just...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-11, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By Val23708

You shouldn't be pedaling in sharp corners of...

You shouldn't be pedaling in sharp corners of crits in the first place.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-11, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 897
Posted By Val23708

Nice handbuilt wheels with a good number of...

Nice handbuilt wheels with a good number of spokes (28+ each) and serviceable hubs should do you good for years.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-11, 07:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,046
Posted By Val23708

Are you really trying to represent all of us?

Are you really trying to represent all of us?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-11, 07:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,803
Posted By Val23708

I don't trust you: If you're going to test...

I don't trust you:

If you're going to test it indoors, do it on a trainer. You need load and gravity pulling the proper direction to get an accurate adjustment. Also turn the crank while...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-11, 07:35 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,612
Posted By Val23708

A gymnastics background would help. Also...

A gymnastics background would help.

Also there are ways to practice how to crash. My team practiced crashing on a grass field. Basically tumbling practice with a helmet on.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-11, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2,946
Views: 223,481
Posted By Val23708

Take off the water bottles and computer. ...

Take off the water bottles and computer.

probably can lose 1/2 lb from the wheels...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-11, 11:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 500
Posted By Val23708

Biopace! sweet!

Biopace! sweet!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-11, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By Val23708

If it fits you, your budget, and is pretty...

If it fits you, your budget, and is pretty enough, then buy it and ride it. After a while, then you'll know what you really want. I'd never expect a first bike/shoe/helmet/waterbottle/lover to be the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-11, 09:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,938
Posted By Val23708

I dont - I just use very short hex wrenches....

I dont - I just use very short hex wrenches. Might bite me later but its worked well so far...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-11, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By Val23708

pictures help. videos help even more.

pictures help. videos help even more.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-11, 09:26 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,612
Posted By Val23708

first crash - ~25 mph wet -4% descent - i locked...

first crash - ~25 mph wet -4% descent - i locked the rear and went down and slid a good 20-30 ft. Just road rash (landed on my left butt cheek).

second crash - 25-30 mph front tire blew after...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-11, 09:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,342
Posted By Val23708

GP4000s.

GP4000s.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-11, 06:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,312
Posted By Val23708

Looks like a decent deal. Lugged carbon frame...

Looks like a decent deal. Lugged carbon frame looks okay. Apex/Rival group is nice. Wheels arn't that great but that can be replaced easily.

Bikes are generally unisex unless specified or painted...
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