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Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-15, 05:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,337
Posted By lechat

What was the temp? My thighs sometimes cramp up...

What was the temp? My thighs sometimes cramp up in the heat when running, but not cycling.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-15, 06:06 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,054,440
Posted By lechat

[QUOTE=Jeremy_S;17979983]Got 20 on it this...

[QUOTE=Jeremy_S;17979983]Got 20 on it this morning and had zero gas left in the tank. Between the antibiotics and puking all weekend, I have NO energy to go any further. Seat came down 5mm and is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-15, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,286
Posted By lechat

Any fork with a straight 1 1/8 steerer will work....

Any fork with a straight 1 1/8 steerer will work. Can't go wrong with an Easton SL, Ritchey WCS or a Reynolds Ouzo Pro. To name a few. One made for an integrated headset will look best. Most of them...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-15, 10:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,102
Posted By lechat

The only way to be sure is to ride the bike....

The only way to be sure is to ride the bike. Maybe both sizes. You'll know if you weight is balanced on your ass and not your groin.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-15, 08:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,102
Posted By lechat

Don't worry about stack and reach, those can be...

Don't worry about stack and reach, those can be adjusted. The main consideration is the relationship between the saddle and pedals. If you have a 0 setback post and the saddle is all the way forward,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-15, 09:01 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,626
Posted By lechat

Thing is, the only thing average on this bike are...

Thing is, the only thing average on this bike are the cables. Even the housings are aluminum core. Someone on the WW forum stripped down and weighed a 50cm polished silver Caad10. Frame was 1190gms,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-15, 03:24 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,626
Posted By lechat

Didn't realize that the pic of the crank was from...

Didn't realize that the pic of the crank was from before I tuned the spider. It's 10gms lighter now. still 'round 5gms heavier than the Carbon S-works one.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-15, 03:20 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,626
Posted By lechat

S-works/Lightning is about the same as the...

S-works/Lightning is about the same as the original SISL. A carbon spider would save ~ 5gms. The graphics were marked up so I just sanded them off and recleared. Couldn't complain for $150. SISL2...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-15, 02:45 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,626
Posted By lechat

Couple of items, crank includes BB30 bearings.

Couple of items, crank includes BB30 bearings.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-15, 07:44 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,626
Posted By lechat

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a501/lechat57/...

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a501/lechat57/P1120845_zpsannl73e2.jpg (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/lechat57/media/P1120845_zpsannl73e2.jpg.html)
As in pic, but sans 1 cage (-16gms),...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-15, 07:08 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,626
Posted By lechat

Probably 'round $2k. The wheels were the big...

Probably 'round $2k. The wheels were the big thing, $450 shipped. Got them from the WW forum. Balance came from eBay. First built it up back in '09. Was a little over 15lbs. Been shaving weight...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-15, 09:10 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,626
Posted By lechat

Will post a pic tomorrow. It's actually 12.8 as...

Will post a pic tomorrow. It's actually 12.8 as shown. 12.7 now with full carbon seat, -36gms, and 1 cage. Frame and complete wheels < than 7.5. Sworks crank/BB ~ 570gms, Ergosum Ltd bars 182gms,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-15, 08:53 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,626
Posted By lechat

Nah, about 18gms.

Nah, about 18gms.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-15, 07:01 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,626
Posted By lechat

Light frameset. Frame-1160gms WCS fork...

Light frameset.
Frame-1160gms
WCS fork 276gms
WCS headset ~50gms
Expander, cap & bolt ~ 15gms
= 1501gms
Wheels:
Soul 2.0w-1295gms
Diamante pro race tires-350gms
Conti SS tubes 110gms
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-15, 05:46 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,626
Posted By lechat

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a501/lechat57/...

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a501/lechat57/P1080896_zps7d9f6f72.jpg (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/lechat57/media/P1080896_zps7d9f6f72.jpg.html)
12.7lbs as shown. Alloy frame & clinchers
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-15, 06:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,435
Posted By lechat

Sure it's a great bike and comparable to the...

Sure it's a great bike and comparable to the brands mentioned. And it looks good too. Very important. It will probably hold it's value better than the house brand Novara. If you get hooked on this...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-15, 07:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,668
Posted By lechat

Mainly, it's a blast to ride a light bike,...

Mainly, it's a blast to ride a light bike, especially if it shares riding duties with an average weighted one.
Doesn't have to be expensive either, if you're not in a hurry. Research, eBay and a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-15, 10:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,822
Posted By lechat

What would would be really nice would be an...

What would would be really nice would be an internally geared hub mated with electronic shifting that doesn't weigh, or cost as much, as a frameset.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-15, 08:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,291
Posted By lechat

It won't appreciate in value but may hold its in...

It won't appreciate in value but may hold its in value better, especially being a S-works. If you decide to sell it down the line, on eBay it would generate a lot of interest. Locally, maybe not as...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-14, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,449
Posted By lechat

Looks like a Caad7 frame.

Looks like a Caad7 frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-14, 09:33 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 17,751
Posted By lechat

I would say it's no bigger than a 50cm. The head...

I would say it's no bigger than a 50cm. The head tube length doesn't stand out, as on larger Roubaixs.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-14, 07:36 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 17,751
Posted By lechat

Claims to be 5'6", heard that's an...

Claims to be 5'6", heard that's an exaggeration.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-14, 09:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,492
Posted By lechat

'05 Roubaix ...

'05 Roubaix
http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a501/lechat57/P1080889_zps62dd821d.jpg (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/lechat57/media/P1080889_zps62dd821d.jpg.html)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-14, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,030
Posted By lechat

Are you sure the Optimo frame's painted? My '03...

Are you sure the Optimo frame's painted? My '03 is anodized matte black.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-14, 09:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,725
Posted By lechat

They're fairly simple and easy to work on. One...

They're fairly simple and easy to work on. One thing I like about their shifters. The problem is sourcing parts. I keep an eye on eBay for damaged ones with good internals, not much help if you need...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-14, 09:38 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,809
Posted By lechat

LBSs serve a purpose I suppose, good for an...

LBSs serve a purpose I suppose, good for an emergency tube or CO2 cartridge. But not components. I would have paid $300+ for this:
Specialized s Works Toupe Saddle 143cm | eBay...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-14, 09:32 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-14, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,309
Posted By lechat

Can't go wrong with either of those bikes. The...

Can't go wrong with either of those bikes. The Cannondale is very well preserved and will be as light, or lighter than your Allez. As for the Bianchi being heavy, isn't it flat 'round those parts?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-14, 10:51 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 73,458
Posted By lechat

Looks like the the Diverge is Specialized's...

Looks like the the Diverge is Specialized's version of a "gravel bike", a fairly recent category. Appears to be a Roubaix modified to accept wider tires..
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-14, 03:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,210
Posted By lechat

[QUOTE=caloso;17096920]That's the first one that...

[QUOTE=caloso;17096920]That's the first one that came to my mind, actually.[/QUOTE
Component wise, Lightweight, AX Lightness, THM, EE.......Very light, high performing and very $$$.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-14, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,234
Posted By lechat

Hard to say. Could be a Caad7. Fork, wheels and...

Hard to say. Could be a Caad7. Fork, wheels and seat post aren't stock, was most likely bought as a frame and built up.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-14, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2,946
Views: 247,109
Posted By lechat

There's a "what does your aluminum bike weigh"...

There's a "what does your aluminum bike weigh" thread around here somewhere. I think I gave a breakdown in it. But basically It starts with a light frameset, ~1500gms, light wheels, 1295gms and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-14, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2,946
Views: 247,109
Posted By lechat

So was I :)

So was I :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-14, 10:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,182
Posted By lechat

I use Rudy Project Horus. Semi wrap,...

I use Rudy Project Horus. Semi wrap, interchangeable lenses and can take a Rx up to -8. Not bad lookin' either.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-14, 07:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,610
Posted By lechat

Oh yeah, Mirror is tuned too. ~18gms.

Oh yeah, Mirror is tuned too. ~18gms.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-14, 07:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,610
Posted By lechat

To start with, it's a very light frameset. Bare...

To start with, it's a very light frameset. Bare frame was 1125gms. RD hanger, cable guide and SP clamp add ~40gms. WCS fork is 276gms, Expander (diy), 5gms and WCS headset 55gms. That's < 1500gms...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-14, 08:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,610
Posted By lechat

12.8 lbs as shown. With alloy clinchers. ...

12.8 lbs as shown. With alloy clinchers.
http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a501/lechat57/P1080896_zps7d9f6f72.jpg (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/lechat57/media/P1080896_zps7d9f6f72.jpg.html)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-14, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,569
Posted By lechat

Could be muscle spasms caused by electrolyte...

Could be muscle spasms caused by electrolyte depletion. I get them mainly in my legs, but sometimes in other areas due to excessive sweating this time of year. Take some potassium and magnesium...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-14, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,771
Posted By lechat

Size has a lot to do with it. 40cm bars will...

Size has a lot to do with it. 40cm bars will usually fetch half of what 44cms will. Also, Crosslake has a ton of these 40cms that they're auctioning off. If they don't run out, they'll go for less...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-14, 03:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,096
Posted By lechat

Specialized Roubaix is ~16.5lbs, Caad7 12.8. Both...

Specialized Roubaix is ~16.5lbs, Caad7 12.8. Both ready to ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-14, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,060
Posted By lechat

Just about any inner ring should work, Sram, FSA,...

Just about any inner ring should work, Sram, FSA, Shimano…. They're so similar you have to look at the maker's mark to id them. With the short climb from a 34/36 to a 46t, it should shift very easily.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-14, 10:43 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,514
Posted By lechat

Agree they're a bit harsh riding compared to say...

Agree they're a bit harsh riding compared to say a Vittoria Corsa, but a good compromise for durability and wet weather traction.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-14, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 481,831
Posted By lechat

[QUOTE=jan nikolajsen;16773538]Here's another...

[QUOTE=jan nikolajsen;16773538]Here's another C'dale for you all to pick at:

http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx40/jan_nikolajsen/R0017129_zps9c89332d.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-14, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,098
Posted By lechat

By far, the single thing that will make a...

By far, the single thing that will make a difference in the way it rides is some quality lightish wheels with ~23mm wide rims. For a quick ,lost cost change that will be noticeable. Get some premium...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-14, 02:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,999
Posted By lechat

Caudel Evans and Levi Leipheimer are both very...

Caudel Evans and Levi Leipheimer are both very short, doubt LL tops 5'5". Their credentials are about as good as they get. Cavendish is listed at 5'9", maybe with cowboy boots. His resume' isn't to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-14, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10,325
Views: 2,977,541
Posted By lechat

Thanks. I haven't noticed any flexiness. It...

Thanks. I haven't noticed any flexiness. It doesn't get the bad feedback that the Easton SLX does. Overall the bike feels very taught. The Soul wheels contribute to that, stiff in spite of their...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-14, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10,325
Views: 2,977,541
Posted By lechat

People get hung up on the frame. Grams are...

People get hung up on the frame. Grams are wherever you find them.
Here's a rough list:
Frame - ~1160gms
Fork - WCS - 276
Expander/Starnut (homemade) - ~5
Stem - C'dale Fire, Ti bolts - 100...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-14, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10,325
Views: 2,977,541
Posted By lechat

This is a lighter frame than a 9. It was 1125gms...

This is a lighter frame than a 9. It was 1125gms without RD hanger, cable guide and SP clamp, maybe another 40gms. and the WCS fork was only 276gms after cut to fit.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-14, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10,325
Views: 2,977,541
Posted By lechat

Few upgrades since last pic. 12.8lbs as shown....

Few upgrades since last pic. 12.8lbs as shown. Mirror included :).
http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a501/lechat57/P1080896_zps7d9f6f72.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-14, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2,833
Views: 614,188
Posted By lechat

A few changes since I last posted a pic....

A few changes since I last posted a pic. Different fork (Ritchey WCS), shifters (Red) and cassette (Red also). Plus a bit of tweaking here and there. Shed ~1/4lb. 12.8lbs as shown. Mirror included...
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