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Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-07, 09:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,026
Posted By xlrogue

And it will be called the Widestance gruppo.

And it will be called the Widestance gruppo.
10-05-07, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By xlrogue

New chain is a distinct possibility, although if...

New chain is a distinct possibility, although if you forego using the 30T with the big ring it'll probably be OK. 30T might also be a problem with some short cage derailleurs.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-07, 09:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,265
Posted By xlrogue

I haven't found anybody who matches Hammer's...

I haven't found anybody who matches Hammer's price on Voler bibs, and I've done a fair amount of looking (doesn't hurt that they threw in a nice assortment of samples of their nutrition products...
09-25-07, 09:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 777
Posted By xlrogue

Yep, Card has nailed it (back in the Dark Ages...

Yep, Card has nailed it (back in the Dark Ages that would have been a kind of cleat attachment double entendre!). Riding clipless for the first time will be another revelatory experience like that...
09-24-07, 10:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 777
Posted By xlrogue

Or, if you don't want to wait, try the Voler bibs...

Or, if you don't want to wait, try the Voler bibs from Hammer Nutrition--$44.95 for a very high quality bib with a great chamois. I'm not crazy about having a big logo on my bibs, but for the price...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-07, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By xlrogue

I use a headworn 3 LED lamp I got at REI (I've...

I use a headworn 3 LED lamp I got at REI (I've also got a Niterider Road Rat on the bars to see where I'm going) that not only illuminates the 'puter but comes in really handy for those pre-dawn...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-07, 10:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,646
Posted By xlrogue

Underneath the bibs? I recommend chain mail and a...

Underneath the bibs? I recommend chain mail and a chastity belt.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-07, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By xlrogue

The 3.0 is a pretty decent 'puter, as long as you...

The 3.0 is a pretty decent 'puter, as long as you don't plan to ride in rain or wet fog. Due to a design problem, moisture gets into the mount and shorts out the contacts. The astoundingly high...
09-11-07, 09:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,261
Posted By xlrogue

Prolink and a rag every week or so, then the Park...

Prolink and a rag every week or so, then the Park scrubber every 3 months more or less. I just put newspaper under the repair stand to keep the carpet relatively clean. Since the carpet is a...
Forum: Foo
09-10-07, 11:27 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,244
Posted By xlrogue

And if you act tonight, we'll throw in Turlock...

And if you act tonight, we'll throw in Turlock and Modesto--all you pay is a small handling fee.
Forum: Foo
09-10-07, 11:08 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,244
Posted By xlrogue

Oh no, those things don't really exist here (with...

Oh no, those things don't really exist here (with the possible exception of DG)--we just fabricated them to make the rest of you jealous, because it's so boring here we have nothing better to do. In...
08-29-07, 12:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 836
Posted By xlrogue

I've got a Night Rider Road Rat on the bars, and...

I've got a Night Rider Road Rat on the bars, and a headworn 3 LED light that I use on low so I can see my non-illuminated cycloputer. The headworn comes in real handy in the event of mech failure in...
08-21-07, 10:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,220
Posted By xlrogue

I like the 750 ml Camelbak bottle--the flip up...

I like the 750 ml Camelbak bottle--the flip up straw and finger ring make drinking and maneuvering the bottle in and out of the holder while riding easy. The bottle is polycarbonate, so no nasty...
08-10-07, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By xlrogue

I've had good experiences--wasn't satisfied with...

I've had good experiences--wasn't satisfied with a couple of things I bought from them and they were very easy to deal with on the returns. You definitely get what you pay for--their cheap stuff is,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-07, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,660
Posted By xlrogue

Love my plain old Quantum, never ridden a Pro. ...

Love my plain old Quantum, never ridden a Pro. There's a 63 cm Pro frameset on Bay Area CL for $999 today, btw.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-07, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By xlrogue

Before you take apart the BB, make sure your...

Before you take apart the BB, make sure your cleats are tight.
08-08-07, 02:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 836
Posted By xlrogue

I used to get at least a flat a month--my luck...

I used to get at least a flat a month--my luck has changed markedly since I started running Michelin Krylion Carbons (well, except for that unfortunate...
08-08-07, 02:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,348
Posted By xlrogue

My theory is that that's what causes baggy short...

My theory is that that's what causes baggy short wearers to cross over into the Dark Land of Lycra--certainly did it for me. When I noticed that the parts of my legs that used to be, um, jiggly were...
08-08-07, 11:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,348
Posted By xlrogue

Get a white jersey and you'll be all...

Get a white jersey and you'll be all patriotic-like. Get bibs and you'll be even more comfortable. My latest pair of bibs are Volers from Hammer Nutrition, who, in exchange for selling them for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-07, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,799
Posted By xlrogue

The Voler bibs that Hammer Nutrition sells for...

The Voler bibs that Hammer Nutrition sells for $45 should do the trick, if you don't mind wearing their logo.
07-27-07, 05:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,154
Posted By xlrogue

I'm watching to get the magic words for the Saab...

I'm watching to get the magic words for the Saab and the Cervelo I'm going to win (none of the rest of you need to bother entering--I've got Saab karma coming from that Saab 99 that kept me broke for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-07, 03:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 761
Posted By xlrogue

Simple and relatively obvious, but make sure your...

Simple and relatively obvious, but make sure your foot is relaxed (i.e., no toe clenching) while you're riding.
07-05-07, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 722
Posted By xlrogue

Are you sure you didn't mean WITH an Amazon?

Are you sure you didn't mean WITH an Amazon?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-07, 10:03 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,339
Posted By xlrogue

You should be able to pick up an 80's Japanese...

You should be able to pick up an 80's Japanese road bike from Craigslist or a garage sale for $100-200. You'll probably have to look for a while, but you should be able to get a very serviceable...
06-25-07, 10:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,839
Posted By xlrogue

I'm working on immorality, which is more fun, as...

I'm working on immorality, which is more fun, as long as everything seems to be working.

Veering back OT, I wear disposable contacts and get my reading glasses in a 3 pack at Costco, which seem to...
06-23-07, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,547
Posted By xlrogue

I'm about the same weight as you and I've found...

I'm about the same weight as you and I've found Velocity Deep V's to be pretty bulletproof. Mine are 28 spoke front and rear and in about 2K miles I've had zero spoke breakage and, other than a high...
06-23-07, 06:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,700
Posted By xlrogue

I've been wearing bibs for about 9 months...

I've been wearing bibs for about 9 months now--wouldn't go back to shorts on a bet. Started with the Aerotechs, which I'm liking better since I got my bars up a couple of inches, which allowed me to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-07, 03:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,213
Posted By xlrogue

Superglue won't adhere for the long term like...

Superglue won't adhere for the long term like Shoe Goo--sharp impact will break the bond. Superglue will also tend to wick away in the casing before it dries. Applying Shoe Goo is no big deal--use...
06-14-07, 12:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 669
Posted By xlrogue

I've been using the Nashbar branded Headsweats...

I've been using the Nashbar branded Headsweats bands for a while now, and while they are certainly better than nothing, after 45 minutes to and hour of riding, I still get sweat dripping into my eyes...
06-12-07, 01:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,467
Posted By xlrogue

I've got a Blackburn Delphi 3.0 on one bike and a...

I've got a Blackburn Delphi 3.0 on one bike and a Vetta RT277 on the other, both wired speed/cadence. The Vetta has a much more versatile display than the Blackburn--speed is displayed in the center...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-07, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,273
Posted By xlrogue

Harbor Freight has a...

Harbor Freight has a multicolor/multilength/multiwidth assortment that will provide you with a lifetime supply for around $10.
06-09-07, 04:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,697
Posted By xlrogue

+1 on that advice. I'm noticing the effect my...

+1 on that advice. I'm noticing the effect my nutritional choices have on my cycling a lot more lately since I've upped my distance and pace. I went out this morning thinking I'd maybe do a few...
06-08-07, 09:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,329
Posted By xlrogue

One thing that helps keep me out of fast food...

One thing that helps keep me out of fast food joints is reading the nutritional info on the food(you'll probably have to ask for it, but they're supposed to have it available)--when you start...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-07, 12:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,244
Posted By xlrogue

...because you'll never win in those parachute...

...because you'll never win in those parachute pants.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-07, 12:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,620
Posted By xlrogue

I was a cycling sock skeptic until I tried them...

I was a cycling sock skeptic until I tried them (Wigwam ankles, perpetually on sale at Nashbar for $5 a pair) and could feel the difference. In cycling socks my feet feel less constricted and...
06-07-07, 11:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 574
Posted By xlrogue

Well, given the design of some of the ramps in...

Well, given the design of some of the ramps in Santa Rosa, that's somewhat understandable--I've often wondered who hires traffic engineers in Sonoma County. Love that Corby Ave. offramp that does a...
06-07-07, 10:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,306
Posted By xlrogue

+1 on Larabars--and you can get them at Costco...

+1 on Larabars--and you can get them at Costco for less than a buck each. Personally, I like the apple pie/cherry/chocolate coconut assortment better than the 3 varieties of chocolate one, but to...
06-07-07, 10:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,013
Posted By xlrogue

I've been riding the Aerotechs for several months...

I've been riding the Aerotechs for several months now and had to resort to liberal applications of chamois cream to stop chafing from the stitching at the edge of the pad:eek: . Their chamois also...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-07, 12:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 961
Posted By xlrogue

I tried the Aztec wrap (similar to the...

I tried the Aztec wrap (similar to the Specialized) in my (seemingly) never-ending efforts to overcome a slightly less severe version of the same problem to no effect. I'm still experimenting with...
06-03-07, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 612
Posted By xlrogue

When I switched from a 6 to a 7 on my Summit...

When I switched from a 6 to a 7 on my Summit steel bike I had to remove the bolt-in stop in the derailleur side dropout, but that was the only adjustment necessary beyond tweaking the RD limit screws.
06-01-07, 02:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,518
Posted By xlrogue

I agree that there's nothing to be gained by...

I agree that there's nothing to be gained by pulling on the upstroke. Pedal stroke improvements for me are in the 11 to 1 o'clock and 5 to 7 o'clock areas of the stroke, and I think clipless is very...
06-01-07, 01:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 518
Posted By xlrogue

Ride the steel and carbon. If it feels like your...

Ride the steel and carbon. If it feels like your own personal roller coaster (in a good way), go for it! Or, get the trusty old steed fit, ride it for a few months, and chances are it will act as a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-07, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 247
Posted By xlrogue

My Nashbar Convertible pump just failed after <10...

My Nashbar Convertible pump just failed after <10 uses (when I had 2 simultaneous flats, no less!). Frame pumps are not a good place to "save money" by buying knockoffs--you'll wish you'd spent a...
06-01-07, 11:35 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,518
Posted By xlrogue

After riding clips for years, I've been clipless...

After riding clips for years, I've been clipless for the last 3 years--I'd never go back. Clipless allows me to more effectively push through the top and (especially)pull through the bottom of the...
05-31-07, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By xlrogue

I've previously been much more cautious at this...

I've previously been much more cautious at this crossing, braking and getting up off the saddle. Lately, I cut out the braking, but this AM I was moving somewhat faster than usual. The good news is...
05-31-07, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 434
Posted By xlrogue

At least now we know who told Lindsey to go...

At least now we know who told Lindsey to go commando. Too bad she missed the "under your bike shorts" part.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-07, 09:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,321
Posted By xlrogue

The deer wanted to see if you were riding a...

The deer wanted to see if you were riding a Shimano or Campy drive train.
05-31-07, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By xlrogue

Some days you eat the bike, some days the bike eats you..

I woke up a bit early this morning and thought "great! I can go for a ride this morning instead of this afternoon, there's no breeze to create headwinds, gotta do tomorrow's ride in the AM anyway...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-07, 12:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 755
Posted By xlrogue

Just got a Vetta RT277 for $25 at my LBS. Rear...

Just got a Vetta RT277 for $25 at my LBS. Rear wheel sensors(wired), includes cadence, good sized display. Install instructions are a bit cryptic, but it ain't rocket science. The nice thing about...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-07, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By xlrogue

You've definitely got something stuck in that...

You've definitely got something stuck in that tire, but it will probably take magnification to locate and remove it. Had a tiny glass shard do that to me a few months back, but without whole...
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