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Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-09, 02:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 815
Posted By Bacana

Just a bit of an update; no full resolution yet,...

Just a bit of an update; no full resolution yet, but this:appears to have been good advice. I tried this, and things got a bit better. I went to a professional, and he said my cleats needed to go...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-09, 01:15 AM
Replies: 717
Views: 22,833
Posted By Bacana

Ah, point taken. My mistake. :o

Ah, point taken. My mistake. :o
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-09, 11:54 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 22,833
Posted By Bacana

I know it's not sporting or forumsmanly just to...

I know it's not sporting or forumsmanly just to give you the answer, but yet here I go:


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Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-09, 11:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,034
Posted By Bacana

Wow, I find this thread strangely appealing. And...

Wow, I find this thread strangely appealing. And now I must learn more about this mysterious business of crossing cables.

Great looking cockpit there, khatfull. :thumb:
12-20-09, 08:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 878
Posted By Bacana

What's WOLF? *clueless*

What's WOLF? *clueless*
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-09, 09:50 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 5,012
Posted By Bacana

Do you really want to know? :D I (think I)...

Do you really want to know? :D

I (think I) found the thread you're referring to. I actually found it hard to read some of your writing because of its lack of punctuation and capitalization.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-09, 12:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,909
Posted By Bacana

Just bought 4 for $33.69/each in the twin-pack...

Just bought 4 for $33.69/each in the twin-pack special PBK had a few weeks back. Yes, a good deal.

For comparison purposes:

TWINPACK OFFER - 25% OFF - Continental GP 4000 S Tyre (Folding) Black...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-09, 10:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,143
Posted By Bacana

Have been showing up... where? Recently? Details,...

Have been showing up... where? Recently? Details, please. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-09, 01:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,503
Posted By Bacana

I've been using some Smith glasses I got on...

I've been using some Smith glasses I got on Chainlove or Bonktown more than a year ago. Very nice glasses, but I need something that will block the wind a bit more, since my ears tear up a lot while...
12-08-09, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By Bacana

On a roll! By the way, great photo here:...

On a roll!

By the way, great photo here: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_YObKuX2krqA/St-O58QGgXI/AAAAAAAAAeI/wB_eCuTthg8/s1600-h/tricia+and+Bike+Forums+folks+on+Foxy's+Fall+Century.jpg
12-08-09, 12:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 833
Posted By Bacana

That's cool. I'd heard that lots of businesses...

That's cool. I'd heard that lots of businesses troll Flickr for photos to use, sometimes without even asking.

I like the photo. I think the odd angle that your head is cocked at makes it...
12-05-09, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 83,985
Posted By Bacana

I got a Retul fitting here in SF (at Bespoke)....

I got a Retul fitting here in SF (at Bespoke). Pretty interesting. Bottom line is that my bike is a lot more comfortable now (I had the seat too high and the bars too low), although I have to wonder...
12-04-09, 12:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By Bacana

I don't get down to Market Street that much, but...

I don't get down to Market Street that much, but I don't really understand what's going on with the lanes. The center-most lane was supposed to be for buses, but cars routinely drive there. I think I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-09, 01:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,979
Posted By Bacana

The OP has a right to expect the wheels to be...

The OP has a right to expect the wheels to be within certain specifications. And if weight weren't so important, then obviously the wheel seller would not feel the need to underestimate the weight;...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-09, 01:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,979
Posted By Bacana

But... How do they ride?

But... How do they ride?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-09, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 843
Posted By Bacana

I went from SPDs to Ultegras to Zeros. I've got...

I went from SPDs to Ultegras to Zeros. I've got maybe 500 miles on the Zeros, and I'm enjoying them. I like the double-sided entry a lot, and I like the greater amount of float. They can be hard to...
11-23-09, 10:36 PM
Replies: 918
Views: 181,456
Posted By Bacana

I'm sorry for your loss. You're okay, right?

I'm sorry for your loss.

You're okay, right?
11-23-09, 10:25 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 96,017
Posted By Bacana

Hi, Mel. That was funny. Yeah, quit smoking. Now....

Hi, Mel. That was funny. Yeah, quit smoking. Now. Do it.

I know that hill feeling well. Two years ago, I didn't think I could do what is now routine. Just gotta stick with it. Nice of you to post....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-09, 10:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 784
Posted By Bacana

I think it's actually a pretty nice design; and...

I think it's actually a pretty nice design; and it doesn't look amateurish (to me, anyway). It's a bit basic and doesn't stick out, though. Not sure what you're going for.

Also, I think those...
11-19-09, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,040
Posted By Bacana

How much did he charge you? ;) I bet if...

How much did he charge you? ;)

I bet if you'd asked him for a decal, he would have put it on straight, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-09, 06:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,917
Posted By Bacana

While we're waiting for pics, how about a hint?...

While we're waiting for pics, how about a hint? Let's start the guessing... Roadmaster? Crumpton? Trek? Pedal Force? Schwinn? HTFUFY?
11-15-09, 11:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 912
Posted By Bacana

Thanks for all the input. I've been experimenting...

Thanks for all the input. I've been experimenting with different techniques. It seems like no matter what I do, I'm not really physically ready to push all that hard for the first twenty minutes or...
11-15-09, 11:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By Bacana

Yeah, I'm finding that a closer range of gears...

Yeah, I'm finding that a closer range of gears can make a big difference. It seems my efficiency is lower if I'm not spinning at the right cadence.

Is that... A 12/25 on the back? 53/38 up front?...
11-15-09, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By Bacana

Looks very nice. I love the minimalist/stealthy...

Looks very nice. I love the minimalist/stealthy approach.

Is that a Pedal Force frame?
11-12-09, 11:42 PM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 83,985
Posted By Bacana

I just received some Hammer stuff today--Bergamo...

I just received some Hammer stuff today--Bergamo bibs (tried them out today), some Heed, and some supplements (Insurance Caps and Appestat).

I like the Voler bibs better, I think. The chamois on...
11-11-09, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 83,985
Posted By Bacana

I'd be up for that. I can bring my broken P7. :) ...

I'd be up for that. I can bring my broken P7. :)

Thursday in San Francisco could work for me, too. Well, depending on the location. Aren't there a bunch of people at Polo Fields (in Golden Gate...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-09, 09:28 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 30,805
Posted By Bacana

Like it. I like the lack of logos on the front...

Like it. I like the lack of logos on the front wheel. ;)
11-07-09, 09:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,892
Posted By Bacana

I'd like to see cyclists obey more laws. I'd also...

I'd like to see cyclists obey more laws. I'd also like to see cars obey more laws. But even more, I'd like to see a change at the higher levels of government that make both of these changes possible.
11-06-09, 12:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By Bacana

Funny, sorta. But it looks more like a...

Funny, sorta. But it looks more like a link-baiting publicity stunt than anything else.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-09, 10:20 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,830
Posted By Bacana

Haven't read the whole thread, but are you...

Haven't read the whole thread, but are you talking about the path that goes out to Mount Vernon? The one that runs along the GW Parkway? There are parts of that that are kind of dark and secluded.
...
11-05-09, 10:07 PM
Replies: 918
Views: 181,456
Posted By Bacana

Pretty. Nice and clean right now. But I have...

Pretty. Nice and clean right now.

But I have to ask--white for a 'cross bike? :)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-09, 10:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,236
Posted By Bacana

Over 1,000 miles on these with no problems. John...

Over 1,000 miles on these with no problems. John and his employees have been very helpful and have answered every email I've ever sent.

Oh, I'm a clyde, to boot. For the price, they've been a...
11-05-09, 05:26 PM
Replies: 918
Views: 181,456
Posted By Bacana

Ooops. Yep, you were right. Fixed. :blush:

Ooops. Yep, you were right. Fixed. :blush:
11-05-09, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 83,985
Posted By Bacana

Just got a response--they said they will have...

Just got a response--they said they will have them on their site next week. hehe. (The hehe part was GeoMan Gear, not me.)
11-05-09, 03:19 PM
Replies: 918
Views: 181,456
Posted By Bacana

Finally deed to take a picture to post. This is...

Finally deed to take a picture to post. This is as I ride it; there are still a few changes I need to make. For one, I need to learn how to wrap bars. :innocent:

Here it is, the Merlin Extralight...
11-05-09, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 83,985
Posted By Bacana

Just sent an email to geomangear.com to see...

Just sent an email to geomangear.com to see whether they would consider selling a P7 flashlight.
11-04-09, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 83,985
Posted By Bacana

One of the flashlights (similar to the one linked...

One of the flashlights (similar to the one linked above) from dealextreme has had a problem. It's out of warranty, but I emailed them anyway. They told me to mail it to their U.S.-based contact (in...
11-04-09, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 83,985
Posted By Bacana

Did you get it from the guy here in the forum? Or...

Did you get it from the guy here in the forum? Or from geomangear.com? I've been using a dealextreme P7 flashlight for night riding, but it's stopped working. That one looks like it has a lot of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-09, 12:22 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 12,784
Posted By Bacana

I actually first read this thread because I'd...

I actually first read this thread because I'd never really thought about carbon wheels until a few days ago; I was pretty happy with my aluminum clinchers, or at least thought I was. I've actually...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-09, 12:08 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 12,784
Posted By Bacana

I'm sure that there are more good intentions here...

I'm sure that there are more good intentions here than people are able to convey in their posts; discussions of such issues tend not to end well on Internet forums, and often result in various...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-09, 01:05 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 12,784
Posted By Bacana

The OP pooh-poohed the feel-comment? From Pcad of...

The OP pooh-poohed the feel-comment? From Pcad of all people? :D

Man, for me it's all about the feel. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that's the only reason I ride--for the feel. Seriously. It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-09, 10:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,448
Posted By Bacana

Like many other situations in life, upgrading...

Like many other situations in life, upgrading will (typically) not result in huge gains. The law of diminishing returns explains a lot.

I can't speak for others, but I'm happy if an upgrade makes...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-09, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,957
Posted By Bacana

I was researching these things last night, and if...

I was researching these things last night, and if I'm not mistaken, the custom soles cost something around $250 or more. (It was hard to find a firm price.)

But then I was thinking--if you add in...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-09, 10:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,404
Posted By Bacana

I keep seeing reports of SRAM Rival going for...

I keep seeing reports of SRAM Rival going for about $500 or so, but I couldn't say where to look for that kind of deal. Psimet, perhaps? The 2010 SRAM Force is also quite light.

I've been thinking...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-09, 12:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,404
Posted By Bacana

I've got a pair of those KCNC titanium skewers....

I've got a pair of those KCNC titanium skewers. So far, so good. I also use LunarLight tubes. I top off my tires every two or three days, just like with any other tube. I've found that I need to be...
10-30-09, 11:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By Bacana

Yeah, I was wondering about that. I don't think...

Yeah, I was wondering about that. I don't think it's very accurate myself. I went on a five-hour ride, and it reported that I burned over 4,000 calories. I know I wasn't keeping that kind of pace, at...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-09, 02:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,672
Posted By Bacana

They could be titanium King Cages... That's...

They could be titanium King Cages...

That's a very nice-looking bike, I must say.
10-29-09, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 912
Posted By Bacana

Some good thoughts. Yeah, you're probably right....

Some good thoughts. Yeah, you're probably right. Makes sense.

The way it is now, I feel warmed up when I get to the top of the hill. After that, I get the endorphin rush, and everything else is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-09, 10:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 972
Posted By Bacana

Not sure what to tell you. A nice water bottle? ...

Not sure what to tell you. A nice water bottle?

Are you looking to be more comfortable? Faster? Have more fun?
10-28-09, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 912
Posted By Bacana

Man, that sucks. Sorry to hear that. You...

Man, that sucks. Sorry to hear that.

You know that time on the bike can become a kind of meditative experience; I like to use the time to myself to reflect on things, at times even using the time...
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