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Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-11, 12:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,638
Posted By clink83

Fixed it for you..

Fixed it for you..
Replies: 34
Views: 1,622
Posted By clink83

Long distance riding is bad for your bone...

Long distance riding is bad for your bone density, but that is about it.
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/01/is-bicycling-bad-for-your-bones/
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-11, 07:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,977
Posted By clink83

What part of "it's not a serviceable part" do you...

What part of "it's not a serviceable part" do you not understand? If your BB came loose from your frame, the frame is trash. Either take up their offer, or buy a new frame. You're frame is done....
06-05-11, 10:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,600
Posted By clink83

Were talking about heavy riders, not people who...

Were talking about heavy riders, not people who are careless. If you're over 185ish alot of rims are too weak to support your weight, and will bend or break spokes no matter what you do. I broke a...
06-05-11, 10:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,136
Posted By clink83

Rule of thumb, unless you're on the track if your...

Rule of thumb, unless you're on the track if your running over 120psi or you keep getting pinch flats you need a bigger tire. I'm 195-210lb and can get away with riding 23c tires on my road bike, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-11, 10:12 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,945
Posted By clink83

Anyone who tells you not to ride on the sidewalk...

Anyone who tells you not to ride on the sidewalk in all situations is an idiot. In major cities there are alot of times riding on the sidewalk is the only way to go. Hard and fast rules don't apply...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-11, 05:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,818
Posted By clink83

Just cross chain. Shimano and SRAM specifically...

Just cross chain. Shimano and SRAM specifically designed their FDs to allow people to use the whole cassette, so you might as well do it. It's not as big of a deal as people make it out to be.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-11, 11:46 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,295
Posted By clink83

The two are interrelated. I'm not saying that one...

The two are interrelated. I'm not saying that one foot strike is faster than the other, because they aren't really in practice. You look at elite runners and most of them run pretty much with the...
Forum: Triathlon
06-05-11, 11:31 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,671
Posted By clink83

Maby if you like Plantar Fascitis, shin splints,...

Maby if you like Plantar Fascitis, shin splints, ect, and over pronation. If' you're heel striking with a high turnover, short stride you probably won't get hurt as much or as fast, but it's still...
06-05-11, 10:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,600
Posted By clink83

If you're breaking spokes and 400 lbs, you are...

If you're breaking spokes and 400 lbs, you are probably too heavy for your rim. Heavy riders (and I'm talking 200lbs+) are often heavy enough to deform the rim under the bike, which causes the bottom...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-11, 12:53 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,259
Posted By clink83

If you think the 6700 RD is hard to adjust and...

If you think the 6700 RD is hard to adjust and the shifters are hard to install you probably need to not install your parts drunk. The shifters are easy to put on, slide the collar over the bars to...
Forum: Triathlon
06-04-11, 05:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,671
Posted By clink83

If you're a forefoot striker, Newton is the only...

If you're a forefoot striker, Newton is the only company that makes stability shoes that work for that running style FYI. Most overpronation is caused by landing on your heels, in which case the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-11, 05:22 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,295
Posted By clink83

I actually agree with you 100% on this, but IMO...

I actually agree with you 100% on this, but IMO that's not a fault of barefoot running, thats a result of having poor overall flexability. If you don't have that flexability you're going to have a...
Forum: Triathlon
06-04-11, 04:51 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,671
Posted By clink83

You should run exactly the same in all 3,...

You should run exactly the same in all 3, assuming you don't heel strike. Again, as I've said in several threads the whole "minimalist/barefoot" craze thing is more about running technique, not what...
06-04-11, 10:20 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,138
Posted By clink83

I have a Fuji Team. I need a new frame though,...

I have a Fuji Team. I need a new frame though, the Team is too soft.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-11, 09:38 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,295
Posted By clink83

Not true. Heel striking you end up with about a...

Not true. Heel striking you end up with about a 7x body weight impact force, with a forefoot strike its decreased, and some studies have found that there is no impact force with bare foot runners....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-11, 09:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,473
Posted By clink83

+1 That's what I ride..it's more or less one of...

+1 That's what I ride..it's more or less one of the most comfterable saddles I have ever ridden, and reasonable weight. I don't know why anyone would change out a comfy saddle to loose 100 grams, but...
06-04-11, 12:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By clink83

To put it simply: stretching before you work out...

To put it simply: stretching before you work out doesn't prevent injury during the workout, but streching after a ride will help prevent chronic injury resulting from tight muscles.
06-03-11, 11:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,700
Posted By clink83

Low carb diets are for people that have no clue...

Low carb diets are for people that have no clue whatsoever about human/animal anatomy. If we were designed to run off a low carb diet, we would have sharp teeth for tearing meat, and a short...
Forum: Triathlon
06-03-11, 08:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,671
Posted By clink83

So you mean now, unless you can beat this guy: ...

So you mean now, unless you can beat this guy:
http://www.newtonrunning.com/images/stories/community/athletes/craig-alexander.gif
Note his shoes. http://www.newtonrunning.com/community/athletes...
06-03-11, 08:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,138
Posted By clink83

On geared bikes 1500-2000 miles, on my fixed gear...

On geared bikes 1500-2000 miles, on my fixed gear when it starts to rust.
06-03-11, 08:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,469
Posted By clink83

Yea, Im 195-210lbs depending on how much **** I...

Yea, Im 195-210lbs depending on how much **** I eat, and only run 32h rims. Don't sweat it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-11, 08:40 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,712
Posted By clink83

You should use less force than normal when...

You should use less force than normal when shifting, so if it makes your knees hurt when you shift, you're doing it wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-11, 08:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,733
Posted By clink83

They all have a revised lever pivot location, so...

They all have a revised lever pivot location, so using them with old brakes isn't a good idea since they don't pull the same amount of cable.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-11, 08:34 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,295
Posted By clink83

By "good technique" I mean not heel striking....

By "good technique" I mean not heel striking. Anyone can run with good form, all you have to do is take off your shoes, then run like you do w/o them all the time with shoes on.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-11, 04:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,733
Posted By clink83

You need to use 5700/6700/7900 shifters with that...

You need to use 5700/6700/7900 shifters with that generation brakes only, since they have revised cable pulls on the shifters. If you don't want new brakes you're stuck with using 5600 or 6600...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-11, 04:20 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,712
Posted By clink83

Don't blame the shifting, blame your messed up...

Don't blame the shifting, blame your messed up shifting technique. I have bad knees, and I know how to shift properly, so it doesn't bother them.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-11, 04:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,445
Posted By clink83

The Vitesse is marketed as a womans saddle, but...

The Vitesse is marketed as a womans saddle, but it's not It's simply a wider Aliante. There is nothing "woman specific" about it. Compare it side by side to the Aliante, and you'll see what I'm...
05-30-11, 11:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,484
Posted By clink83

Ebay chinese carbon frame+ light wheelset with...

Ebay chinese carbon frame+ light wheelset with white industries hub+decent cranks=sub15k bike for under 1000.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-11, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By clink83

Throw the chain away. I don't know why people...

Throw the chain away. I don't know why people have such a hard time with "replace your chain after 1500-2000 miles", but it's a pretty simple concept. Chains are cheap, casettes and chainrings aren't.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-11, 10:46 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,297
Posted By clink83

Yes, because one death this year, a rider going...

Yes, because one death this year, a rider going over a cliff last year, and multiple protests over the safety of the race from people who are better riders than anyone on here is "*****ification"....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-11, 10:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,733
Posted By clink83

I would go 6700 for the shifters. 5700 shifts...

I would go 6700 for the shifters. 5700 shifts like mushy crap IMO.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-11, 10:34 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,937
Posted By clink83

I would like to see you try to catch up to a...

I would like to see you try to catch up to a peleton thats traveling 30mphish after changing out your bike, then get back to us why crash durability is important to pros.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-11, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By clink83

I would go with the medium cage. You don't have...

I would go with the medium cage. You don't have to worry about capacity, and you can run a longer chain, which will decrease wear on your drivetrain.
Forum: Triathlon
05-29-11, 11:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,282
Posted By clink83

If you're a Kenyan or Tarahumara who has spent...

If you're a Kenyan or Tarahumara who has spent most of your life barefoot then going barefoot is fine. If you're like most Americans and have weak feet and are not used to running, you should...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-11, 10:52 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,295
Posted By clink83

Phh, everyone is like that. Everyone can run with...

Phh, everyone is like that. Everyone can run with good technique. I'm 6'4 200 lbs and run 30 miles a week with no injuries not caused by muscle imbalances.
Running is like cycling..if you do it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-11, 10:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,445
Posted By clink83

Both the Aliante and Vitesse are over 142mm

Both the Aliante and Vitesse are over 142mm
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-11, 04:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,178
Posted By clink83

Uhm, no. None of this is true.

Uhm, no. None of this is true.
Forum: Triathlon
05-22-11, 11:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,282
Posted By clink83

All you people advocating VFF or barefoot for a...

All you people advocating VFF or barefoot for a beginner runner are idiots. Besides the fact that they limit most people to extremely slow running speeds, if you don't have the mileage base already...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-11, 10:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,769
Posted By clink83

If you don't like it, don't eat it. If you think...

If you don't like it, don't eat it. If you think "natural" products are somehow much better for you, well it's your money.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-11, 10:46 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,880
Posted By clink83

If you're going to wear underwear under bike...

If you're going to wear underwear under bike shorts, why not just get a pair of black spandex running shorts and not bother spending 100-200 dollars on shorts that you're not wearing properly? The...
05-21-11, 07:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 752
Posted By clink83

If you're in for the overall, why waste energy...

If you're in for the overall, why waste energy trying to get pointless stage wins?
05-21-11, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,589
Posted By clink83

It's better to get nutrients ect from real food...

It's better to get nutrients ect from real food than from drinks, unless you need them on the bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-11, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By clink83

They aren't too long, but they may not fit her...

They aren't too long, but they may not fit her riding style. If shes a sit and spin type of rider she might not like them, but if she does alot of TT, Tris or hill climbing/sprinting out of the...
Forum: Triathlon
05-21-11, 05:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,282
Posted By clink83

There is not a single peer reviewed scientific...

There is not a single peer reviewed scientific study that has shown that running shoes PREVENT injury, or that "support" somehow prevents injuries. However, there are many studies that show that...
05-15-11, 08:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 850
Posted By clink83

The seat slammed forward makes my knees ache...

The seat slammed forward makes my knees ache looking at it..
Forum: Triathlon
05-15-11, 08:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,453
Posted By clink83

I like VFFs for slow trail runs, but they sure do...

I like VFFs for slow trail runs, but they sure do slow you down. There is no way I would run be able to run an >8 min pace in them. I'm really a big fan of Newtons, since they allow you to run fast...
Forum: Triathlon
05-15-11, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 905
Posted By clink83

A TT specific bike should have a different seat...

A TT specific bike should have a different seat tube angle than a tri specific bike, since in a TT your doing a max effort race, where in a Tri bike you don't want to burn out your running muscles on...
Forum: Triathlon
05-15-11, 08:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,282
Posted By clink83

You mean the "features" that cause injuries makes...

You mean the "features" that cause injuries makes them real running shoes?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-11, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By clink83

Buy a bike for fit, geometry, then components....

Buy a bike for fit, geometry, then components. Frame material in an entry level bike isn't that important,
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