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Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-15, 03:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,425
Posted By urbanknight

Thanks for the mention, but I have to say I...

Thanks for the mention, but I have to say I haven't built or trued a single wheel in almost 4 years now. Not even riding lately as I've been working on a masters degree in French horn performance...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-11, 10:44 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,823
Posted By urbanknight

Maybe I'm selling myself short. I charge $10-15...

Maybe I'm selling myself short. I charge $10-15 to true and tension, $25 to build one wheel and $45 for a pair. Peter White charges $35 per wheel.
http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/wheels.asp
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-11, 02:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,028
Posted By urbanknight

If you have a local Performance, go in there and...

If you have a local Performance, go in there and start trying them on. I have been very happy with their Scattante brand. I believe most of those are rebranded Optic Nerve sunglasses which usually...
11-12-11, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 763
Posted By urbanknight

You might want to contact the racing teams near...

You might want to contact the racing teams near you which have a history of supporting junior members, such as Major Motion, Velo Allegro, Velo Avanti, Lightning Velo, and Canyon Velo.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-11, 06:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,194
Posted By urbanknight

One for seypat

One for seypat
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-11, 03:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,194
Posted By urbanknight

There could be a variance in tire diameter. The...

There could be a variance in tire diameter. The only way to accurately compare is with elapsed time on the exact same route, with no red lights or other variable stops.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-11, 02:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 887
Posted By urbanknight

Even that makes me lucky to get a ride in every...

Even that makes me lucky to get a ride in every Sat. Every ride feels like that painful first ride back after a long break.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-11, 02:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 887
Posted By urbanknight

Now that I have a family, they're about as...

Now that I have a family, they're about as regular as sex.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-11, 02:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,194
Posted By urbanknight

I have only ever experienced the former of the...

I have only ever experienced the former of the two, so I have no opinion.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-11, 12:31 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,349
Posted By urbanknight

I'm just a music teacher. It's the super...

I'm just a music teacher. It's the super intelligent geeks who figured out how to make a derailleur shift from thought.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-11, 12:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,133
Posted By urbanknight

I tried it on my back and shoulders. It only took...

I tried it on my back and shoulders. It only took about 3/4 of the hair off and the burning stayed with me for 3 days.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-11, 10:53 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,349
Posted By urbanknight

I recall seeing a video recently on mind...

I recall seeing a video recently on mind controlled shifting. Not sure about braking, though, but braking only slows you down anyway. Anybody who's shaving that much weight doesn't want to slow down.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-11, 10:11 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,349
Posted By urbanknight

Jumping in with the crazy suggestions, we all...

Jumping in with the crazy suggestions, we all know that cyclists don't need arms. Have them amputated and then remove the stem and bars. Now you shaved weight off both the rider and the bike!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-11, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By urbanknight

+1 You're in for a lot of problems if you try to...

+1 You're in for a lot of problems if you try to take a razor to hair longer than about 1/8"
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-11, 12:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,891
Posted By urbanknight

Since I don't see it stickied, I'm going to...

Since I don't see it stickied, I'm going to assume that either you were joking, or another mod disagrees with you. Not that I blame either one :D
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-11, 11:04 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,349
Posted By urbanknight

As someone mentioned earlier, at least a couple...

As someone mentioned earlier, at least a couple inches past the top tube.



True, but that's a safe estimate by seatposts, while the frame also factors in there. Also, if you were to cut the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-11, 10:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,891
Posted By urbanknight

That reminds me, I forgot to mention the attack...

That reminds me, I forgot to mention the attack dogs topic.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-11, 02:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,133
Posted By urbanknight

Anywhere you expect to land on in a crash, and...

Anywhere you expect to land on in a crash, and anywhere else you choose for aesthetic reasons.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-11, 02:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,133
Posted By urbanknight

NAIR also burns, enough to make me wonder what...

NAIR also burns, enough to make me wonder what kind of harsh chemicals I was putting on my body.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-11, 02:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,133
Posted By urbanknight

That's a really good way to get a staph infection.

That's a really good way to get a staph infection.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-11, 02:30 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,349
Posted By urbanknight

I'm surprised they would even try to blame it on...

I'm surprised they would even try to blame it on that. Unless the manufacturer specifies a maximum seatpost insertion, it should be able to handle the tiny impacts caused by this.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-11, 02:03 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,349
Posted By urbanknight

Exactly, and it works with all materials. With...

Exactly, and it works with all materials. With metal, it's called butted tubing. I'm not sure if they call it that on carbon tubes.
11-08-11, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,586
Posted By urbanknight

If you really want, you can get some 14mm nipples...

If you really want, you can get some 14mm nipples for the places where 233.5 are needed, but I'd just try to get the right length spokes in the first place.

edit: I didn't notice the lack of 14mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-11, 01:38 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,349
Posted By urbanknight

If the inner diameter is consistent, then yes,...

If the inner diameter is consistent, then yes, but that's not the case most of the time. That means there is a small gap between the seatpost and the seat tube. If anything, a long seatpost rocks...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-11, 12:59 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,349
Posted By urbanknight

Many modern tube sets have thinner walls once you...

Many modern tube sets have thinner walls once you get past the joints, so as suggested previously, anything past a couple inches below the top tube is unnecessary.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-11, 12:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,891
Posted By urbanknight

Sparks in Dry Brush

With Winter approaching, I thought we could go over the topics one could create a thread on that would provide hours of entertainment while waiting for the weather to clear up. Feel free to add to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-11, 12:33 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,349
Posted By urbanknight

That thought enters my mind every time I look at...

That thought enters my mind every time I look at my gut.

But yeah, as long as you don't intend to sell the seatpost later, there's nothing wrong with cutting it to your required length.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-11, 09:41 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,933
Posted By urbanknight

For me personally, it qualifies as a single ride...

For me personally, it qualifies as a single ride if I spent more time moving than stopped, and I did not change out of my cycling clothes in between legs. So, commutes are split. Errands might not be.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-11, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 504
Posted By urbanknight

With that budget, you can start to specify which...

With that budget, you can start to specify which features you want on it. If you just want something that can tell you your heart rate, a $40 Timex as mentioned above works great (mine is wonderful)....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-11, 11:24 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,933
Posted By urbanknight

Wow, fun thread! Plenty of heated discussion...

Wow, fun thread! Plenty of heated discussion where people got a little too excited and forgot to think about what they were saying...



Actually, it could be argued that if the stop was short...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-11, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By urbanknight

Actually, she did, a couple years back. If this...

Actually, she did, a couple years back. If this happens to catch anyone's curiosity, I've ridden with her a number of times. Her bike is in fact nice, and she's a trooper. We've ridden all over the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-11, 05:38 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 13,827
Posted By urbanknight

If you know the home the dog belongs to, I'd send...

If you know the home the dog belongs to, I'd send a certified letter informing the owner of the attack and potential liability. It would show negligence on the owner's behalf if a second attack were...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-11, 07:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,648
Posted By urbanknight

My understanding is that a lower cadence taxes...

My understanding is that a lower cadence taxes the muscles more while a higher cadence taxes the cardio more, which is why finding the correct balance is most efficient.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-11, 04:28 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 13,827
Posted By urbanknight

Eye contact is a challenge for top status, and if...

Eye contact is a challenge for top status, and if you lose the contest, you're his/hers. I wouldn't try that with any dog that seems to be interested in taking a chunk out of my leg already....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-11, 04:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,648
Posted By urbanknight

I bought one when I was just getting into racing...

I bought one when I was just getting into racing to monitor myself. It helped for a while, and then I got better at reading my own body and could hold an accurate cadence on my own. Plus, monitoring...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-11, 12:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,648
Posted By urbanknight

Everybody has his or her optimum cadence. For...

Everybody has his or her optimum cadence. For most people, this falls somewhere between 80 and 100. If you feel you're selling yourself short, go ahead and experiment or pay tons of money to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-11, 01:45 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,273
Posted By urbanknight

I take it you're a category 5? They get you out...

I take it you're a category 5? They get you out of the way before the spectators for the pros show up.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-11, 11:11 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 13,827
Posted By urbanknight

I'm not saying that your example is not an...

I'm not saying that your example is not an attack, but it could still be a dog trying to play. Watching dogs in a dog park, sometimes playing chase means trying to knock the other dog over and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-11, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By urbanknight

That's nothing. When I was wearing a full on...

That's nothing. When I was wearing a full on racing still outfit on my $1400 bike with custom wheels and clipless pedals, some day laborer in jeans and a flannel rode past me on his girl's Huffy with...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-11, 07:36 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,566
Posted By urbanknight

My wife didn't even break a smile. She just said...

My wife didn't even break a smile. She just said "That's how it felt yesterday". I guess this story is comedy for cyclists, and satire for their loved ones.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-11, 10:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 902
Posted By urbanknight

Now people won't have an excuse to spend another...

Now people won't have an excuse to spend another $100+ on an aero TT helmet.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-11, 10:07 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 13,827
Posted By urbanknight

According to teh interweb, most race-bred...

According to teh interweb, most race-bred greyhounds top out around 40mph. Knowing that every BF member can average 42.5 mph on a century, it should be a piece of cake.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-11, 11:13 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 13,827
Posted By urbanknight

Thank you. This has always been my plan, but I...

Thank you. This has always been my plan, but I haven't had a reason to test its effectiveness myself. My logic is that I won't run the risk of crashing as I would trying to fight the dog off while...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-11, 02:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,019
Posted By urbanknight

Even pro tour riders break 2 or 3 of those rules...

Even pro tour riders break 2 or 3 of those rules from time to time.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-11, 11:31 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,720
Posted By urbanknight

I think that once again depends on which CM...

I think that once again depends on which CM you're referring to. I know of ones that intentionally start at 5pm on a Friday a couple blocks away from the busiest intersection downtown, while others...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-11, 10:31 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,720
Posted By urbanknight

Got it. Now if you'll go and get a second...

Got it. Now if you'll go and get a second dictionary and open it up to "civil" and compare the two definitions...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-11, 09:07 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,720
Posted By urbanknight

So you judge drivers by the actions of a few, but...

So you judge drivers by the actions of a few, but not riders? I'm seeing a double standard here.

I also don't feel that two wrongs make a right, but that might be just me.
11-01-11, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,345
Posted By urbanknight

I would imagine any alternate method not...

I would imagine any alternate method not intentionally designed into the items by the manufacturer would run the risk of not working as well, but if Sheldon thought it was a good idea, it is probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-11, 02:57 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,720
Posted By urbanknight

Agreed. Most drivers are either for or against us...

Agreed. Most drivers are either for or against us and will not change.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-11, 02:55 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,720
Posted By urbanknight

OK so you didn't say always, but you also didn't...

OK so you didn't say always, but you also didn't stay within the confines of CM yourself.

I don't see CM mentioned in that sentence at all. Just civil disobedience. Not that it matters. Even if...
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