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Posted By Dr. Bill

Cold it was! According to weather.com the high...

Cold it was! According to weather.com the high temperature of the ride (48 degrees F) was at 7:00 AM when it started. Then it dropped like a rock to the low forties. There was also a consistent...
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Posted By Dr. Bill

Right now it looks like it's going to be a cold...

Right now it looks like it's going to be a cold Saturday. Brrrrrrrrrrrr.

Dr. Bill
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Posted By Dr. Bill

I disagree. Speaking as one who has ridden...

I disagree. Speaking as one who has ridden Brooks saddles off and on for 40 years, the pics don't indicate a problem with that saddle. I currently have a B.17 that looks similar and it works fine. ...
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Posted By Dr. Bill

I'm hoping for 65 degrees with 60 at the summit...

I'm hoping for 65 degrees with 60 at the summit of Caesar's Head. Two years ago the turnout for the 200K was quite substantial; last year not so much, which surprised me in that last year was a PBP...
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Posted By Dr. Bill

I've done both the 200K and 300K Spartanburg...

I've done both the 200K and 300K Spartanburg rides the last two years. Local RBA Bethany Davison does a great job, and the brevets are well run affairs.

If the weather cooperates I'll likely do...
09-07-07, 10:07 PM
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Posted By Dr. Bill

My son and I live in Upstate SC and we both ride...

My son and I live in Upstate SC and we both ride 42x17 (mine free; his fixed). With a 40t ring, I'd probably go with a 16t freewheel and a 15 or 16t fixed cog. That being said, I once climbed...
08-19-07, 07:15 AM
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Posted By Dr. Bill

The author's name is David Walsh--he's a...

The author's name is David Walsh--he's a respected UK sports journalist. I read the book when it came out, and found myself depressed at the end--the sport I dearly love is clearly in a state of...
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Posted By Dr. Bill

Here are some reports I posted here last year for...

Here are some reports I posted here last year for single-speed rides.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=188724

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=183864

Dr. Bill
08-02-07, 10:07 PM
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Posted By Dr. Bill

This REALLY sounds like a setback issue (a common...

This REALLY sounds like a setback issue (a common complaint with the B.17). It is rare to find somebody with ischial tuberosities (i.e., sitbones) so far apart that the B.17 is too narrow for them. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-07, 02:24 PM
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Posted By Dr. Bill

1. Selle San Marco Regal--The minimal padding,...

1. Selle San Marco Regal--The minimal padding, width (around 150 mm), and flatness work well for me. I find that I need a good pair of shorts, though, because the padding is, as I said, MINIMAL. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-07, 07:00 AM
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Views: 4,718
Posted By Dr. Bill

Smoothie, I've appreciated your passionate,...

Smoothie, I've appreciated your passionate, insightful, and well-informed posts on various issues, and I can certainly sympathize with the sentiment expressed here. But, IMHO this spitting episode...
08-02-07, 06:49 AM
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Views: 22,791
Posted By Dr. Bill

I use the Park version of the famed peanut butter...

I use the Park version of the famed peanut butter wrench. I have the Campy version as well, but that one stays home. It fits nicely in a Jandd Hurricane Mini Mountain Wedge seat pack under my...
07-31-07, 06:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,410
Posted By Dr. Bill

Old news, but there may be more to the story. At...

Old news, but there may be more to the story. At this point, it is rather clear that the Spanish athletic federations (not just cycling, but soccer, etc.) decided to let the whole Puerto matter rest...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-07, 09:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,360
Posted By Dr. Bill

Don't know what you mean exactly by "big...

Don't know what you mean exactly by "big difference," but the difference between a 12-25 and a 12-27 is definitely noticeable. I have one wheelset with a 12-25 and another with a 12-27. The 12-27...
07-24-07, 09:14 AM
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Views: 3,231
Posted By Dr. Bill

My guess is that Velonews is simply reflecting...

My guess is that Velonews is simply reflecting the consensus opinion within the peleton. Protour riders know the performance parameters better than most of the people on this board. When they see a...
07-12-07, 08:20 PM
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Views: 602
Posted By Dr. Bill

I know--he wears us out on the weekly Thursday...

I know--he wears us out on the weekly Thursday night hammerfest here in South Carolina.

Dr. Bill
07-12-07, 09:18 AM
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Posted By Dr. Bill

So who was the "old guy"? Bob C. maybe?

So who was the "old guy"? Bob C. maybe?
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Posted By Dr. Bill

Yes, they rent bikes. The resident race...

Yes, they rent bikes. The resident race director/coach (Ken Nowakowski, I believe) is a nice fellow and very helpful. When my son and I are in Indy to visit family we generally bring our pedals,...
06-30-07, 02:56 PM
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Views: 1,223
Posted By Dr. Bill

Get a four-prong BMX freewheel remover and remove...

Get a four-prong BMX freewheel remover and remove the offending freewheel. Shimano, Park, etc. make them. You can put another fixed cog on in place of it, BUT . . . your hub may be fixed/free, in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-07, 11:15 AM
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Views: 1,686
Posted By Dr. Bill

Specialized bikes tend to have longer top tubes,...

Specialized bikes tend to have longer top tubes, so keep that in mind. Also, by "inseam" do you mean your pants inseam or your "cycling inseam" (also known as PBH, or pubic bone height--a more...
06-22-07, 07:17 PM
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Views: 851
Posted By Dr. Bill

The link is to a Formula/Open Sport wheelset. ...

The link is to a Formula/Open Sport wheelset. The Open Sport rims are considerably heavier than the Open Pros.
06-08-07, 06:12 AM
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Views: 1,924
Posted By Dr. Bill

There are a fair number of long distance road...

There are a fair number of long distance road riders who use single speeds. I've done 200K and 300K brevets on my Rivendell Quickbeam SS. Perhaps the best known long distance guy--Lon Haldeman--is...
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Posted By Dr. Bill

They are VERY different frames, and it depends on...

They are VERY different frames, and it depends on the riding you will do. The EAI Bare Knuckle (same as the Business Cycles Nessuno) is a track frame with fairly steep angles and a relatively high...
05-27-07, 06:23 AM
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Posted By Dr. Bill

The high solid-flange Formula hubs have...

The high solid-flange Formula hubs have cup-and-cone bearings. The relieved flange hubs have cartridge bearings.

http://www.businesscycles.com/trcomp.htm#hubs

I've been wondering about the...
03-22-07, 07:55 PM
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Views: 959
Posted By Dr. Bill

I have a bum left knee from an old injury. I...

I have a bum left knee from an old injury. I tried a brand name Glucosamine/Condroitin product (Osteo-Biflex) and it definitely seemd to help my knee pain. I did experience a rare side effect,...
03-12-07, 06:53 PM
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Views: 866
Posted By Dr. Bill

I hope you'll reconsider, and I think I speak...

I hope you'll reconsider, and I think I speak from considerable experience--having raced in a fair number of GTS events, and having attended a lot more watching my son compete. Rich Hincapie knows...
03-12-07, 06:45 AM
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Views: 866
Posted By Dr. Bill

That, precisely, is the dilemma! Those of us who...

That, precisely, is the dilemma! Those of us who have people depending on us have to think very carefully about the risks.

I almost didn't renew my USCF license this year because of these...
03-10-07, 10:12 PM
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Views: 866
Posted By Dr. Bill

Quick race report here--my son and I did the Fork...

Quick race report here--my son and I did the Fork Shoals race this morning. The course is much more interesting than Donaldson Center (which we Greenville area riders know like the backs of our...
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Views: 1,955
Posted By Dr. Bill

My experience with the Koobi PRS is that the ti...

My experience with the Koobi PRS is that the ti tubular rails are pretty thin (I broke one and I'm pretty easy on equipment). They work OK for hanging a wedge pack, but I wouldn't put a Carradice...
12-28-06, 10:04 AM
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Views: 2,704
Posted By Dr. Bill

Heh, heh!!! Seriously though, lots of good...

Heh, heh!!! Seriously though, lots of good observations in this thread. This is my first post on this forum. I guess I'm officially qualified since I just turned 50.

I don't think guys cease...
09-13-06, 08:48 PM
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Views: 1,116
Posted By Dr. Bill

I spent a week in the VA mountains this summer...

I spent a week in the VA mountains this summer (the Lexington, Clifton Forge, Covington area). In four days I did about 250 miles on a Rivendell single-speed geared 42x17. I made it up every climb...
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Posted By Dr. Bill

I'd suggest a 71 - 74" gear. Hope this helps. ...

I'd suggest a 71 - 74" gear. Hope this helps.

Dr. Bill
09-01-06, 10:34 AM
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Posted By Dr. Bill

The Campy "peanut butter" wrench noted above is...

The Campy "peanut butter" wrench noted above is still available from various sources (e.g., Business Cycles), and I think it is still in production.

The Park equivalent is not as nice as the...
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Views: 14,798
Posted By Dr. Bill

It's probably a mistake to generalize from road...

It's probably a mistake to generalize from road gearing experience to the track context. Case in point--my son often rides a 42x16 fixed on the road, while my Riv Quickbeam is set up with 42x15...
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Posted By Dr. Bill

Actually, my experience with Shimano cup-and-cone...

Actually, my experience with Shimano cup-and-cone hubs has been very good. I've run Ultegra hubs in all kinds of weather and they're pretty good at keeping the water out (though I certainly wouldn't...
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Views: 2,395
Posted By Dr. Bill

Dura Ace track hub with freewheel??

I posted this question over on the SS/FG forum but folks here may have more experience with the Dura Ace track hubs.

I'm going to build (or have someone build) a new rear wheel for my SS/fixie (I...
08-23-06, 06:28 PM
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Posted By Dr. Bill

Dura Ace track hub with freewheel?

I going to build a new rear wheel for my SS/fixie (I ride mostly fixed these days for shorter rides, but use a freewheel for brevets, centuries, etc.). At this point, I'm thinking Dura Ace track...
08-14-06, 09:12 AM
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Views: 421
Posted By Dr. Bill

I've had some recent experience with kevlar...

I've had some recent experience with kevlar belted/beaded Panaracer Pasela 700x28's. I put some on my Quickbeam for the brevet season. They do provide some flat resistance--in fact, I never got a...
08-12-06, 09:01 PM
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Views: 687
Posted By Dr. Bill

It's the "upgrade the hubs to . . ." that...

It's the "upgrade the hubs to . . ." that complicates this picture. The next "upgrade" seems to be the Suzue Pro-Max, but you generally have to buy them in pairs and I'm not convinced that the...
08-12-06, 06:37 PM
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Views: 687
Posted By Dr. Bill

Well, I'm suggesting that there is probably a...

Well, I'm suggesting that there is probably a market for the Formula/IRO hubs paired with better rims and spokes. The hubs are quite decent for the price, and a lot of people get the IRO/Velocity...
08-12-06, 11:00 AM
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Views: 687
Posted By Dr. Bill

My point was that buying the parts and having the...

My point was that buying the parts and having the LBS build it up is a LOT more than a pre-built wheel like the IRO silver rear. And in my case, the LBS is about 50 miles away. In today's market, a...
08-12-06, 10:25 AM
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Views: 687
Posted By Dr. Bill

I'm not criticizing Velocity rims--I've purchased...

I'm not criticizing Velocity rims--I've purchased four Velocity Aerohead rims in various configurations over the years and they're good products. But this time I need an Open Pro rim, and Velocity...
08-12-06, 09:42 AM
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Views: 687
Posted By Dr. Bill

Mid-level wheelset availability . . .

It seems that nobody currently markets the sort of pre-built rear wheel I currently want--one with a moderate quality hub (e.g, IRO/Formula) and a better quality rim (e.g., Mavic Open Pro). I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-06, 07:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,667
Posted By Dr. Bill

No, and yes. Multitools are for on the...

No, and yes. Multitools are for on the road/trail repairs. My multitools stay in the seatpacks on the bikes, and I have a set of tools that I've collected over time for regular maintenance....
08-11-06, 09:08 PM
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Views: 383
Posted By Dr. Bill

I laced mine earlier this year, and it helped...

I laced mine earlier this year, and it helped considerably. The saddle is noticeably firmer and there is less leg chafing. I recommend it. Hope this helps.

Dr. Bill
08-08-06, 02:12 PM
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Views: 952
Posted By Dr. Bill

Nope. He's out for a minimum of four years--two...

Nope. He's out for a minimum of four years--two years of suspension, followed by an additional two that no Pro Tour team can employ him. So yes, he's hosed.

Dr. Bill
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Posted By Dr. Bill

192 miles on a Rivendell SS during a hilly 300K...

192 miles on a Rivendell SS during a hilly 300K brevet this year.
08-07-06, 06:55 PM
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Views: 581
Posted By Dr. Bill

Maybe it was the beer . . .

Now here's a possible scenario I've been mulling over. By now we've all heard about Floyd "Roid" Landis's bar tab after his disastrous stage 16 performance--two beers and fours shots of Jack,...
07-29-06, 06:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,387
Posted By Dr. Bill

An old thread here, but I thought I would jump in...

An old thread here, but I thought I would jump in with a note of encouragement to try the track. My son and I happened to be in Indianapolis this weekend and yesterday we went over to the Major...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-06, 06:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 480
Posted By Dr. Bill

My Ultegra/Open Pros with double-butted 14/15 DT...

My Ultegra/Open Pros with double-butted 14/15 DT spokes ride noticeably better than my other wheelsets, though they are not quite as stiff as my race wheels. If I were in your position with your...
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