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Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-09, 11:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,014
Posted By yogi13

I'm a snake, and ride a toupe. In the fizik line...

I'm a snake, and ride a toupe. In the fizik line I find the aliante much more comfortable than the arionne. I'll have to find an Italian [shill] professor to tell me I've made the wrong...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-09, 05:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,657
Posted By yogi13

But red is faster...

But red is faster...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-09, 03:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,405
Posted By yogi13

I had a somewhat similar crash 20 years ago or so...

I had a somewhat similar crash 20 years ago or so when I rode over a stick in the road and it popped up into my front spokes, fortunately when I wasn't riding too fast. Did an endo over the bars...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-09, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By yogi13

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-09, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By yogi13

During if necessary. Use the liquicaps, as...

During if necessary. Use the liquicaps, as they're a little easier on the tummy and take effect a bit quicker.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-09, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By yogi13

In general nothing has ride characteristics as...

In general nothing has ride characteristics as nice as steel...but all the other materials tend to make for lighter frames, which helps with climbing. Carbon can come close in terms of absorbing...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-09, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By yogi13

The ride. I can figure out the math in far less...

The ride. I can figure out the math in far less than 14 minutes.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-09, 02:19 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,823
Posted By yogi13

I'm waiting for this thread: "I love...

I'm waiting for this thread:

"I love cycling, and wanted to get my wife involved, so I bought her a nice bike, fixed it up for her and keep it well maintained. I forgo a couple of fast training...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-09, 05:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,674
Posted By yogi13

FSA K-force. I think it helps to position the...

FSA K-force. I think it helps to position the levers so that they are angled in just a bit to get a more comfortable fit. I think the ones I have are this model, though I got them on sale for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-09, 12:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,547
Posted By yogi13

When I was six. I never had training wheels. I...

When I was six. I never had training wheels. I still remember my chain smoking father huffing and puffing running down the sidewalk behind me holding my seat while I got up to speed my first ride....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-09, 12:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,832
Posted By yogi13

Spit a little into the o-ring area on the pump...

Spit a little into the o-ring area on the pump before seating it to provide a bit of lubrication, and pull straight off as gently as possible as others have stated.

FWIW, I've had to do this...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-09, 11:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,774
Posted By yogi13

I've had an unpatched road crack suck up my wheel...

I've had an unpatched road crack suck up my wheel while cruising in the mid-20s. Screwed up my front wheel, and me too somewhat. Still, I'd rather hit the pavement than the grater.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-09, 09:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,921
Posted By yogi13

+1 The PR2 are more susceptible to cuts, but...

+1

The PR2 are more susceptible to cuts, but I like the feel of them on turns a bit more. The contis definitely last longer.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-09, 09:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,543
Posted By yogi13

I have problems not with the seatpost strap but...

I have problems not with the seatpost strap but the one that loops under the seat rails. I've used electrician's tape to wrap a specialized one, got a topeak on the other bike that has a clamp type...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-09, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By yogi13

The R&D will have already been done for anything...

The R&D will have already been done for anything remotely possible to be released this year; the real question is whether the tooling had been set up before everything hit the fan. Also, to what...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-09, 08:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,054
Posted By yogi13

The alchera is more comfortable and better vented.

The alchera is more comfortable and better vented.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-09, 07:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 838
Posted By yogi13

These Giordana body clone ones have worked well...

These Giordana body clone ones have worked well for me:

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/productdetail.asp?productcatalogue=GIORZBBS370
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-09, 09:59 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,163
Posted By yogi13

FWIW I thought your fit looked pretty good today....

FWIW I thought your fit looked pretty good today. Your weight looks pretty well centered, your seat doesn't look too high or low, and you've got a pretty comfortable looking reach without being too...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-09, 07:20 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,163
Posted By yogi13

That certainly turned out to be a nicer ride than...

That certainly turned out to be a nicer ride than "just head up to Pepperdine."

Nice meeting you, too, Nick.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-09, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By yogi13

Buy bibs, not shorts. Then you're worrying more...

Buy bibs, not shorts. Then you're worrying more about height than waist.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-09, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,887
Posted By yogi13

I'd be very concerned that you could cause some...

I'd be very concerned that you could cause some additional damage to yourself by using them during exertion. Also, if you're anything like me, muscle relaxants turn me extremely drowsy and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-09, 03:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,977
Posted By yogi13

7 short sleeve that I actually wear, one long...

7 short sleeve that I actually wear, one long sleeve, and another 2-3 short sleeve that I haven't worn in years.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-09, 09:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,884
Posted By yogi13

I have, and I would have to say "it...

I have, and I would have to say "it depends."
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-09, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,491
Posted By yogi13

Fixed.

Fixed.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-09, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By yogi13

I'd go with dealer #1. The specialized dealers...

I'd go with dealer #1. The specialized dealers with the fitting equipment are a class up in their hierarchy, have trained fitters, and your bike will come out feeling much better right away. When...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-09, 08:32 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 31,700
Posted By yogi13

Toupe 143 Alias 143 Forte Pro SLX I like...

Toupe 143
Alias 143
Forte Pro SLX

I like the Toupe the best
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-09, 10:23 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,967
Posted By yogi13

Piffle, that's not OCD. OCD is lining the "s" up...

Piffle, that's not OCD. OCD is lining the "s" up with the valve stem.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-09, 01:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,726
Posted By yogi13

If you're talking about temps 45-65 F, then a...

If you're talking about temps 45-65 F, then a vest and some arm warmers will be a more useful combination unless it's raining out. OTOH, if it's raining out you're going to get wet and miserable...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-09, 12:42 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,810
Posted By yogi13

But climbing is all about misery. :D If you can...

But climbing is all about misery. :D If you can get up the hill easily using a 34x26...next you're going to be pushing it in 34x23, or 39x27, or 39x25.

OP, I would check with your LBS to see if...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-09, 10:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,418
Posted By yogi13

+1 Popping a wheelie is easy, especially if...

+1

Popping a wheelie is easy, especially if you grew up riding a Schwinn stingray. You're not that likely to go over backwards, either. Letting a road bike front end down easy, not so much.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-09, 10:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,124
Posted By yogi13

I picked up a wheel sucker a couple of weeks ago....

I picked up a wheel sucker a couple of weeks ago. After a while I turned and asked him if he could take a pull. Turned out it was his first serious ride coming back from hip replacement surgery,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-09, 10:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,362
Posted By yogi13

+1 Buy the conti 4000s from PBK, using the...

+1

Buy the conti 4000s from PBK, using the code "USARBR" to get an extra 5% off their already low prices and free shipping to the USA. They were as cheap as $25 or so back when the exchange rate...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-09, 10:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By yogi13

+1 Get a beam type for the small 5 Nm one,...

+1

Get a beam type for the small 5 Nm one, though you might want to get a ratchet style for the big one. You're only going to use that for installing the BB and crank arms, though, so it's a bit...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-09, 10:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,882
Posted By yogi13

I've had better luck with those michelin tubes...

I've had better luck with those michelin tubes than the standard performance ones. Quality trumps thickness in this case.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-09, 09:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,839
Posted By yogi13

That's because corn is a grain, not a vegetable. ...

That's because corn is a grain, not a vegetable. A kernal is like a large grain of wheat.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-09, 09:08 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,364
Posted By yogi13

Did you actually try riding it with the FSA bars?...

Did you actually try riding it with the FSA bars? I've got those bars on one bike, and their 44 feels more like a 42 or maybe 43 because there is a flair at the bottom, and that's where they do the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-09, 07:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,584
Posted By yogi13

Same thing happened to me when I got my allez a...

Same thing happened to me when I got my allez a few years back...and continued to happen on a regular basis while I was using the mondo pro tires that came with the bike. Replace them with conti...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-09, 03:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,401
Posted By yogi13

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-09, 03:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,566
Posted By yogi13

Sure...vertically stiff and laterally...

Sure...vertically stiff and laterally compliant.:rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-09, 03:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,839
Posted By yogi13

Hmm, seems about right for a day when I was in my...

Hmm, seems about right for a day when I was in my early 20s. Had to eat about 4000-5000 calories a day to keep my weight up. God I wish that was true now.

If you need to up your calories, eat...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-09, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By yogi13

105 shifts a lot better, stays in adjustment...

105 shifts a lot better, stays in adjustment better, and is 10-speed, as a previous poster said. The synapse is a relaxed geometry frame (taller head tube and shorter top tube, plus slightly...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-09, 02:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,278
Posted By yogi13

^^^ BMC has been doing that for a while, and...

^^^

BMC has been doing that for a while, and their frames are known to be solid.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-09, 09:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,996
Posted By yogi13

That makes the wiring on Pcad's cervelo look...

That makes the wiring on Pcad's cervelo look completely clean and natural.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-09, 09:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,816
Posted By yogi13

I can't believe he didn't fall on his *** when he...

I can't believe he didn't fall on his *** when he kicked the guy. I wouldn't want to try any fancy footwork wearing road shoes.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-09, 11:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By yogi13

Sounds like you are a candidate for bars with...

Sounds like you are a candidate for bars with slightly less drop and reach than your current ones. I don't know if you really need to go to shallow bars; depending on the size of your hands they...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-09, 11:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By yogi13

Personally I'd buy the tarmac...but then again, I...

Personally I'd buy the tarmac...but then again, I like the feel of specialized bikes better than treks.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-09, 11:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,035
Posted By yogi13

I'm always somewhat surprised that I always get...

I'm always somewhat surprised that I always get unclipped and clear in a crash using clipless pedals...and almost always managed it with toeclips. I'm not exactly sure how I do it, but it's not hard...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-09, 11:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,502
Posted By yogi13

The pedals probably won't make a...

The pedals probably won't make a difference...those tires, OTOH, are puncture magnets. I've had those, michelin PR2 and conti 4000s on one of my bikes, and the mondo pros accumulated 2x more...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-09, 08:03 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,592
Posted By yogi13

Wonder how long before chipcom posts one of his...

Wonder how long before chipcom posts one of his pictures...

:twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-09, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By yogi13

I'd probably try getting something a little newer...

I'd probably try getting something a little newer than that; if you have to replace parts on an '80s bike it can be hard to find what you need. Ditto on the clip on handlebar and pedal advice.
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