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Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-16, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,313
Posted By mcoomer

Well, the Fulcrum Racing 1's that I have are...

Well, the Fulcrum Racing 1's that I have are older and don't have the two way fit so I won't be running tubeless. I've been reading some reviews online and the Turbo Cottons have gotten pretty good...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-16, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,313
Posted By mcoomer

Recommendations for S-Works Turbo or Turbo Cotton tires?

Time for some new tires for the Tarmac. Usually I just head over to the shop and pick up some S-Works Turbos but I'm curious about the Turbo Cotton's they're selling now. Anyone on here riding...
05-06-16, 09:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,146
Posted By mcoomer

I'll be using the computer for road and MTB, so I...

I'll be using the computer for road and MTB, so I don't see myself strapping my Note 5 to the bars and hoping I don't crash hard enough to break it. Plus, the Note is big enough that it would be...
05-06-16, 03:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,146
Posted By mcoomer

Need a new Garmin...recommendations please.

My Garmin 705 Edge has been a great bike computer but I'm in need of a replacement. First, the Garmin quit communicating with my laptop so I couldn't download my ride data. Now, the battery is...
07-22-13, 10:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By mcoomer

Well, I'm going to pick up a set of brifters and...

Well, I'm going to pick up a set of brifters and give it a whirl. I've heard that the front derailleur has to be changed too, but as shown in this thread for every person that says yes there's...
07-22-13, 10:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,024
Posted By mcoomer

Do I see teeth on the front of the ball? If so,...

Do I see teeth on the front of the ball? If so, I'm guessing there are matching serrations on the stem and assuming that's the case, I'd bet this is pretty sturdy once torqued. I've never seen...
07-19-13, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By mcoomer

To be clear, I can keep the 7800 front and rear...

To be clear, I can keep the 7800 front and rear derailleurs and they'll work with the 7900 brifters? I haven't dug a lot on this but what I have seen indicates they won't work. I'd love to be able...
07-19-13, 10:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,152
Posted By mcoomer

Not sure how old you bike is but you can...

Not sure how old you bike is but you can definitely help new brake pads to perform their best. For starters, when you change pads or if you suspect contamination, clean your rotors. Spray some...
07-19-13, 11:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,999
Posted By mcoomer

Find some of the citrus based hand towels to...

Find some of the citrus based hand towels to remove that goo. We use a brand at work called Hercules and use them frequently to remove adhesive residue.

Mike
07-19-13, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By mcoomer

Another Dura Ace Compatability Question....Sorry

I need to replace my brifters and rather than put another set of 7800's on the bars I'd like to upgrade to 7900's. I've found a couple different versions of Shimano's compatibility chart and I'm a...
09-29-10, 10:23 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 23,896
Posted By mcoomer

OK...if it's a positive test that occurred during...

OK...if it's a positive test that occurred during the TdF then does he get the Landis treatment? Is he the 3-time TdF champion with an asterisk beside his name?
07-23-10, 06:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,550
Posted By mcoomer

Pantani has to be in the list, regardless of his...

Pantani has to be in the list, regardless of his indiscretions. He and Mario Cippolini were the last guys in my memory to have real panache. I'd put Iban Mayo on that list too. Ivan Basso too. ...
07-23-10, 02:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,529
Posted By mcoomer

Oh, are they still racing? I thought this thing...

Oh, are they still racing? I thought this thing was decided already?
07-22-10, 01:51 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,738
Posted By mcoomer

And, Schleck is far from old. Next year is the...

And, Schleck is far from old. Next year is the first year he won't be eligible to win the white jersey. He's still entering his prime and if he learns to TT he'll be a GC contender for years to...
07-22-10, 09:46 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,738
Posted By mcoomer

I think Contador definitely wanted the stage...

I think Contador definitely wanted the stage because he did put in the one move towards the top but once Schleck got back on the wheel I don't think either of them had the legs to get rid of the...
07-22-10, 09:38 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,738
Posted By mcoomer

Rather anticlimactic...

Rather anticlimactic...
07-22-10, 09:12 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,738
Posted By mcoomer

Schleck doesn't seem to have the legs today. I...

Schleck doesn't seem to have the legs today. I think he's not going to be able to ditch him on the climb.
07-22-10, 08:56 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,738
Posted By mcoomer

That's the last time I order a venti coffee at...

That's the last time I order a venti coffee at Starbucks!
07-22-10, 08:52 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,738
Posted By mcoomer

OMG...I've got to go to the bathroom. I know as...

OMG...I've got to go to the bathroom. I know as soon as I do there will be an attack. Must hold for 14km!
07-20-10, 05:02 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,738
Posted By mcoomer

With the finish at the top of the climb there...

With the finish at the top of the climb there should be a big attack. Either AC trying to put away more time or Schleck taking his revenge. Either way, it looks like it will be a great stage. I...
07-20-10, 04:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,962
Posted By mcoomer

^^^ Absolutely! Rode over the top like a climber.

^^^ Absolutely! Rode over the top like a climber.
07-20-10, 10:30 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,962
Posted By mcoomer

I think someone just likes to read their own...

I think someone just likes to read their own posts...
07-19-10, 05:06 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 18,637
Posted By mcoomer

It's certainly setting up to be one helluva stage...

It's certainly setting up to be one helluva stage tomorrow.
07-19-10, 11:29 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 18,637
Posted By mcoomer

One of the commentators on the replay just made a...

One of the commentators on the replay just made a valid comment. Another thing that can come into play here is rider sentiment. If other riders feel that Contador did something wrong they won't...
07-19-10, 11:15 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 18,637
Posted By mcoomer

Anybody have a video of the jersey presentation. ...

Anybody have a video of the jersey presentation. I'm searching now but haven't found one...I've got the Versus replay but they've got the sound down and all you can hear is the commentator.
07-19-10, 10:59 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 18,637
Posted By mcoomer

Why not? Even if he catches back on that trail...

Why not? Even if he catches back on that trail of piss running down his leg will distract him during your next attack. On, on, on!
07-19-10, 09:57 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 18,637
Posted By mcoomer

And if they do sound off and try to sound as if...

And if they do sound off and try to sound as if Armstrongs standing is due to the crash exiting the roundabout as the peleton moved closer to the climb then they'll be called on it I'm sure. Lance...
07-19-10, 09:48 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 18,637
Posted By mcoomer

I am at work trying to watch and was actually...

I am at work trying to watch and was actually asked to do some work during the climb so I didn't see the mechanical. I'll get back and watch that to see what happened but in the past we've seen...
07-16-10, 12:20 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,845
Posted By mcoomer

BTW...I've been working and haven't had time to...

BTW...I've been working and haven't had time to dig up info. Do we know why Farrar abandoned???
07-16-10, 12:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,422
Posted By mcoomer

As soon as it hit 10% and that's my point. None...

As soon as it hit 10% and that's my point. None of the big contenders can make a move on the flats and smaller climbs. Put them on a long climb with a good gradient and let the sparks fly.
07-16-10, 11:57 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,845
Posted By mcoomer

Vino's going to be pissed but AC just needs to...

Vino's going to be pissed but AC just needs to point to his number. He's the defending tour winner and leader of that team. If Vino can get a stage win that's great but if AC needs to do something...
07-16-10, 11:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,422
Posted By mcoomer

I'm not saying that the racing isn't compelling. ...

I'm not saying that the racing isn't compelling. The sprints have been good and watching the carnage on the cobbles also. Just disappointed in the climbs so far. Maybe the Pyrenees will shine. ...
07-16-10, 09:08 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,845
Posted By mcoomer

Not the first time Vino's been pulled back by his...

Not the first time Vino's been pulled back by his own team. I don't recall the year or stage but when he was riding with Jan he went out on an attack at the start of a climb and had the pleasure of...
07-16-10, 09:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,422
Posted By mcoomer

Oh yeah, big time parody... Look at the end of...

Oh yeah, big time parody... Look at the end of today's stage. It ended with a short but brutal 10% gradient and we had fireworks better than anything I saw on the 4th. That's what I want to see in...
07-16-10, 09:02 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,845
Posted By mcoomer

Big move there...good stuff!

Big move there...good stuff!
07-16-10, 08:37 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,845
Posted By mcoomer

Farrar is out?!? WTF... Wonder if he quit or...

Farrar is out?!? WTF... Wonder if he quit or the team pulled the plug. Either way, it will be interesting to hear the reason.
07-16-10, 07:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,422
Posted By mcoomer

Anybody else disappointed with the mountain stages this year??

The commentators and organizers keep pointing to the Pyrenees but looking at the upcoming stages and the ones ridden so far, I'm really disappointed in the mountain stages so far. There's really...
07-13-10, 12:28 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,168
Posted By mcoomer

My point being that they shouldn't have had to...

My point being that they shouldn't have had to worry about anyone overtaking them and complicating their ride. Without the introduction of those three riders that final push for the finish would...
07-13-10, 09:55 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,168
Posted By mcoomer

Yeah. It was obvious that he knew where the...

Yeah. It was obvious that he knew where the finish line was on that turn and simply put himself in position on the left side of the road so that anyone trying to come round would have to go right...
07-13-10, 09:15 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,168
Posted By mcoomer

That group of 4 at the front absolutely blew it. ...

That group of 4 at the front absolutely blew it. They were there for the win and they let Schleck and AC get back into the race. Incredible!
07-13-10, 09:00 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,168
Posted By mcoomer

I don't think Contador looks as good as he has...

I don't think Contador looks as good as he has the last two years. He may be slow playing Schleck and the field but he simply doesn't look as strong as before.
07-13-10, 08:38 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,168
Posted By mcoomer

Jens just popped...he is almost stopped on the...

Jens just popped...he is almost stopped on the road.
07-13-10, 08:27 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,168
Posted By mcoomer

Vino is sitting on the back of the Armstrong...

Vino is sitting on the back of the Armstrong group. Ivan Basso is pulling that group along right now. Jens is pacing Andy now but I don't think he has much left in the tank because he was out in...
07-13-10, 08:19 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,168
Posted By mcoomer

It's getting rather interesting now. Cadel looks...

It's getting rather interesting now. Cadel looks very weak, Contador doesn't look good, and Schleck looks rather strong. Can't wait to see what's going to happen when the road really turns uphill...
07-12-10, 09:25 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 9,140
Posted By mcoomer

It's really amazing how a few bad breaks can ruin...

It's really amazing how a few bad breaks can ruin your chances in the tour. If you win 7 titles you have a lot of good luck that sees you through. Whether you believe that good luck is created by...
07-06-10, 10:35 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 9,624
Posted By mcoomer

Man, that was chaotic to say the least. I've...

Man, that was chaotic to say the least. I've seen fewer crashes in a demolition derby. Armstrong punctured at exactly the wrong time while Vino and AC managed to avoid all the difficulties until...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-10, 12:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 638
Posted By mcoomer

I go back to what I said earlier. It's a new...

I go back to what I said earlier. It's a new bike. Since it sounds like you don't know very much about the mechanical parts that you're dealing with don't mess with it. Take it back to the shop...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-10, 10:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 638
Posted By mcoomer

New bike? As in, new bike that's still under...

New bike? As in, new bike that's still under warranty or new to you? If it's under warranty take it back to the shop. Do not do anything that might invalidate your warranty. If it's new to you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-10, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By mcoomer

If your bike was shifting well before the chain...

If your bike was shifting well before the chain replacement you probably won't have to do a thing. If there were some bugs in the shifting now is the perfect time to go through it. Assuming that...
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