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Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-08, 08:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,253
Posted By knifun

Take it off your hands

Sounds like you are interested in selling it, I have $100 hard cash for you to take it off your hands :)
05-27-05, 11:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,635
Posted By knifun

Right you are sydney

Right you are sydney
05-27-05, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By knifun

Just remember, righty tighty, lefty loosey.

Just remember, righty tighty, lefty loosey.
05-27-05, 10:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,635
Posted By knifun

CP titanium has only 35,000 pounds or so tensile...

CP titanium has only 35,000 pounds or so tensile strength. Also, by being soft, it is "gummy" and tends to gum-up the cutters on milling machines. Titanium alloys approach the strenghts of some of...
05-27-05, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,273
Posted By knifun

Buy a PARK. They not only make HIGH QUALITY...

Buy a PARK. They not only make HIGH QUALITY products, they also stand behind their products 1000%. I had a park stand (head) that froze after 6 years. Could not loosen to change the angle that the...
05-27-05, 10:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,635
Posted By knifun

I have some materials background. Shimano will...

I have some materials background. Shimano will not give out any information but is is fairly easy to deduce. Titanium. I have noticed that on a few dura-ace cassettes, there is rust on them. Since...
05-27-05, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 809
Posted By knifun

I have Mavic SSC SL. Rear wheel cracked the same...

I have Mavic SSC SL. Rear wheel cracked the same way as you explained, but 3 spoke holes - all next to each other - were cracked both sides. A friend on the Simple Green team has broken 2 Mavic SSC...
01-02-04, 09:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,304
Posted By knifun

On the Spinnergys I used to have, when I would...

On the Spinnergys I used to have, when I would stand up going up a hill, the wheels would flex so much that they would rub the insides of the brake pads. And this was after being trued by Spinnergy....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-04, 09:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,524
Posted By knifun

Aren't the Aluminum Litespeeds made in Taiwan...

Aren't the Aluminum Litespeeds made in Taiwan now? Isn't that where Tim Isaacs was spending most of his time before he left the company? As for Titanium bikes, didn't TiSport make the first bikes for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-03, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 892
Posted By knifun

Please remember one very important thing...if you...

Please remember one very important thing...if you are new to cycling, use "light" gears - otherwise you WILL blow your knees out. Gradually increase the graring from season to season. It took me...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-03, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 864
Posted By knifun

They appear to be tubulars - a maintenance...

They appear to be tubulars - a maintenance nightmare for the recreational rider!

I have ridden and raced many different sets of wheels and the best ones - even for durability are the Shimano...
03-26-03, 07:44 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 19,360
Posted By knifun

PS - Alex, this thread will never die! We will...

PS - Alex, this thread will never die! We will make sure it goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and...
03-26-03, 07:43 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 19,360
Posted By knifun

I heard that next year campy will be introducing...

I heard that next year campy will be introducing an electric shifting Record gruppo - how things change. Also, last summer, during one of our road teams "high-speed" Saturday workouts, a kid on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-03, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By knifun

Bottom line, it looks like you are not going to...

Bottom line, it looks like you are not going to take any advise from people that have raced...

Do the following

1) Join a team
2) Use the equipment the team uses
3) You will get a BIG break...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-03, 05:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,223
Posted By knifun

You will need quicktime, but a lot of interesting...

You will need quicktime, but a lot of interesting stuff

1) here is the cassette - no mention of number of gears although they talk about an ever increasing number of gears -...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-03, 04:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,223
Posted By knifun

dws5b - I saw an article in velonews.com that...

dws5b - I saw an article in velonews.com that talked about the hig-tech stuff on the Tour De France bikes - they showcased Lances. They did show the cassette on his mountain stage bike - still...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-03, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By knifun

trmcgeehan - That's about right. I went on a 40...

trmcgeehan - That's about right.
I went on a 40 mile ride the other day (Kev knows the wind I am talking about), averaged 30+MPH on the way out (first 20 miles)...until I turned around...I was lucky...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-03, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By knifun

BikerDave is Right On The Mark!

BikerDave is Right On The Mark!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-03, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By knifun

I would choose Mavic over the Campy....but, I do...

I would choose Mavic over the Campy....but, I do not think you will be happy with them, have a look at the following specs from Mavics site for weights of 700C Clinchers....I think you REALLY want...
01-12-03, 04:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,883
Posted By knifun

I got 10,125 in for 2002.

I got 10,125 in for 2002.
01-12-03, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By knifun

Thanks for all of your input. I am not riding it...

Thanks for all of your input. I am not riding it as it is sitting over at the LBS. Been riding the DeRosa - glad I have 2 roadbikes! Here's the latest...the LBS also thinks it is a manuf (Columbus)...
01-10-03, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By knifun

DonTx - you have the right idea - get a beater...

DonTx - you have the right idea - get a beater bike.
Actually, trainers are very hard on the bike in 2 areas;
(a) Sweat + Steel = Rust
(b) Headset - since the front end of the bike does not move...
01-10-03, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By knifun

Carbon Fork Cracked 2 places

:( I have a year old SOMEC Fusion Y (carbon mono rear) with a Columbus Carve Muscle Carbon Fork. The other day while training in the hills, I noticed that while standing up, a new very loud creaking...
11-17-02, 04:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,636
Posted By knifun

D*Alex, but what happens as you approach the...

D*Alex, but what happens as you approach the speed of light? Does a 17 pound bike even matter as one rides at the speed of light, or maybe even faster?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-02, 09:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,121
Posted By knifun

For the price, I think you would do better buying...

For the price, I think you would do better buying a Trek or Cannondale. Both made in USA, not Taiwan...
11-16-02, 08:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,437
Posted By knifun

they used an ATV to film

they used an ATV to film
11-05-02, 08:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,218
Posted By knifun

You buy your Record, I will buy my Dura Ace. They...

You buy your Record, I will buy my Dura Ace. They are both good (and equivalent) items and are enough to do the job. You will probably get to the finish line first since your pocketbook will be...
11-05-02, 06:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,218
Posted By knifun

1) Since we are talking race level components, I...

1) Since we are talking race level components, I assume we are talking the same with Toyota vs. Ferrari. Both manufacturers top cars are Formula 1 and yes, they are fairly similar since they both...
11-04-02, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,218
Posted By knifun

I disagree with your first line, but agree with...

I disagree with your first line, but agree with your second ... customers that want to buy Record will not buy DA, but isn't the opposite true as well... customers that want to buy DA will not buy...
11-04-02, 02:07 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 19,360
Posted By knifun

Doesn't this look like a SWEET ride!!!!!

Doesn't this look like a SWEET ride!!!!!
11-04-02, 02:02 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 19,360
Posted By knifun

How can you go wrong with the landrider? $100...

How can you go wrong with the landrider? $100 rebate and a FREE $100 component upgrade, and its only 33 pounds! Just read the testimonials...

"One of the reasons the LandRider has been such a...
11-04-02, 01:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,218
Posted By knifun

DuraAce uses some Ti as well. That is why it is...

DuraAce uses some Ti as well. That is why it is closer to Record than Chorus.
11-04-02, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By knifun

CP (Commercially Pure), this also applies to the...

CP (Commercially Pure), this also applies to the Alpha Alloy 3/2.5, but I thought we were talking about Spinnergy Noodle Wheels.
11-04-02, 10:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,218
Posted By knifun

Are you comparing DuraAce to Chorus? I don't...

Are you comparing DuraAce to Chorus? I don't think they are in the same league. I think you need to compare DuraAce to Record. At branfordbike, the Record Gruppo is $1,300. The DuraAce Gruppo is...
11-04-02, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,766
Posted By knifun

Good dial calipers can easily measure 0.001" ...

Good dial calipers can easily measure 0.001"
The good digital ones to .0002" / 0.005mm - http://www.mitutoyo.com/cat2000a/r96-97/index_1.htm
11-04-02, 09:28 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 19,360
Posted By knifun

Here are some better alternatives from Shimano......

Here are some better alternatives from Shimano...

1) Nexave C900 - Nexave C900 offers innovative braking and shifting functions that establish a significant evolutionary step in comfort bike...
11-01-02, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By knifun

At night, I just bring him into the house....that...

At night, I just bring him into the house....that is, after I take him to his Taekwondo class.
11-01-02, 03:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,268
Posted By knifun

This brings up a good point and a good question....

This brings up a good point and a good question. I went to a LBS yesterday and ALL of the 2003 Specialized bikes, including the Acqua & Sapone S-works model, are made in Taiwan. The high-end Treks...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-02, 07:53 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,623
Posted By knifun

All materials have their strengths and...

All materials have their strengths and weaknesses.

Al is a harsh ride and one of the weaker (in strength) materials. Heavier riders fear that they will break their Al bikes so they ride them...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-02, 07:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 570
Posted By knifun

There is some history with Colnago/Ferrari. Each...

There is some history with Colnago/Ferrari. Each year Colnago honors Ferrari with a high-end bicycle. The reason is that Ferrari makes the Carbon bikes for Colnago. Who better in the world to make...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-02, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,314
Posted By knifun

Try the Nalini Pro Stuff...

Try the Nalini Pro Stuff http://www.nalini.it/main/main.html
About 1/2 the price of ASSOS and just as good.
Here's a partial list of pro teams currently using Nalini -...
10-25-02, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By knifun

"On the other side of the coin," rollers are...

"On the other side of the coin," rollers are better for your bike than a stationary unit. Why you ask ... Rollers simulate the road and the handlebars/headset bearings will move slightly upon each...
10-25-02, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By knifun

Actually this is VERY BIG in Europe. So big, in...

Actually this is VERY BIG in Europe. So big, in fact, that bike companies are producing fairly high end road frames with a mix of road and MTB components. VINER is one such company with a bike called...
10-25-02, 07:18 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 14,257
Posted By knifun

What are you guys talking about ... 34MPH -...

What are you guys talking about ... 34MPH - 40MPH...we generally hit those speeds on team rides on the FLAT part of the training ride!!!
10-19-02, 06:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,822
Posted By knifun

Training or Overtraining? 6 days of hard riding...

Training or Overtraining? 6 days of hard riding in the morning coupled with 6 days of weight training in the afternoon is overtraining my friend.

[previous page] RoadWarrior - you are correct, I...
10-19-02, 12:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,822
Posted By knifun

If you are going to race, many would consider...

If you are going to race, many would consider Shimano 105 the absolute minimum to race with. Some would even say Ultegra, most would say Dura-Ace. Looking at Specialized's website, it looks like most...
10-18-02, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By knifun

Try these links; ...

Try these links;
http://www.dedacciai.com/sponsors.htm
http://www.columbustubi.com/english
10-12-02, 07:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,304
Posted By knifun

They are still "noodle-wheels". If you are...

They are still "noodle-wheels". If you are half-way strong, you can really feel "wheel-wind-up" as well as total flexing in a sprint. Hill climbing stresses these "plastic" spoked wheels as well....
10-12-02, 07:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 848
Posted By knifun

Velo, I thought I read a previous post where...

Velo,
I thought I read a previous post where you were heavy into a racing team - shouldn't the team or sponsors give you this stuff for free without you having to buy it?
10-12-02, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By knifun

Usually Premium Road Racing Tires will give you...

Usually Premium Road Racing Tires will give you an average of 800-1000 miles of life. For a training bike, use cheaper $7.95 Performance GT2 Kevlar tires, will last about 3,000 miles.
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