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Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-07, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 14,011
Posted By cosmo_the_third

finally broke them!

I bought a pair for my commuter back in the summer of 2005, 32/36, prebuilt, laced to a Shimano 2200 in front and a cheapie Suzue flip/flop in the back. The front is still fine, but yesterday I...
12-17-05, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By cosmo_the_third

http://www.speedplay.com/index.cfm?PageNum_tdfPhot...

http://www.speedplay.com/index.cfm?PageNum_tdfPhotosMain=3&fuseaction=gallery.cscdec05

just a nice follow up. The CSC squad out bowling.

Most of the photos of people celebrating are not...
12-14-05, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By cosmo_the_third

God, it's true. That was such an upbeat book. I'm...

God, it's true. That was such an upbeat book. I'm amazed it's by the same Greg Lemond who regularly says things like "1991 is the year a lot of riders started doping" and "I'm very dissapointed that...
12-14-05, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By cosmo_the_third

Dude, NMU could have a great squad. Just gotta...

Dude, NMU could have a great squad. Just gotta get some of those Nordic skiers onto the team and remind them not to pull too much.
12-14-05, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By cosmo_the_third

Untrue. You can build your balance and forearm...

Untrue. You can build your balance and forearm power so that when someone hits you with one (http://www.fixedgearfever.com/modules/Photos/albums/articles/pull1.jpg) of...
12-09-05, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By cosmo_the_third

Grand Tours are Out!

It's Official (http://www.eurosport.com/home/pages/v4/l0/s18/sport_lng0_spo18_sto800224.shtml): no more Grand Tours or GT-organized events in the ProTour. With the TdF, Giro, Vuelta, MSR, LBL, PR,...
12-02-05, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By cosmo_the_third

Good to see that none of you are paranoid about...

Good to see that none of you are paranoid about bacterial transmission. I fully support a well stocked bathroom, though it's good the keep the material suitable for public consumption.
11-23-05, 12:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,206
Posted By cosmo_the_third

I'll support him because I think he's a nice guy...

I'll support him because I think he's a nice guy and I think it's important that people exercise their rights to due process. But as far as actually believing his claims...eh
11-21-05, 07:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,011
Posted By cosmo_the_third

speaking of "controles..."

speaking of "controles..."
11-19-05, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By cosmo_the_third

How old is the birthday boy now?

How old is the birthday boy now?
11-17-05, 06:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,182
Posted By cosmo_the_third

Don't triples usually cost more?

Don't triples usually cost more?
11-15-05, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By cosmo_the_third

Man, where was he during Amstel this year? Fog...

Man, where was he during Amstel this year? Fog never seemed to stop the Tour coverage.
11-14-05, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By cosmo_the_third

arrrrrrrrrrrg. Beat me to it.

arrrrrrrrrrrg. Beat me to it.
11-14-05, 03:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 843
Posted By cosmo_the_third

If you've ever bike raced before, I'd start in...

If you've ever bike raced before, I'd start in B's, just because I hate sandbaggers so very, very much. If you get dropped repeatedly, move down. If you haven't raced before, start in Cs to get used...
11-14-05, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By cosmo_the_third

All you have to do is avoid these things, which...

All you have to do is avoid these things, which is surprisingly easy.

I worked 8:30-6 all summer, was maybe a little short on miles, but still had my best season on the bike ever, complete with a...
11-12-05, 11:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,008
Posted By cosmo_the_third

What are you talkin' about, man, Merckx is all...

What are you talkin' about, man, Merckx is all Trimspa'd out now. Guy looks better than Laurent Fignon.
11-12-05, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By cosmo_the_third

2006 Giro Presentation

Can anybody find anything better than this map (http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/photos/races06/giro06/giro06-map500.jpg)?

The web page was apparently up around 1am EST...
11-11-05, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By cosmo_the_third

I've got an Atom feed...

I've got an Atom feed (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atom_%28standard%29) somewhere. I think http://www.cyclocosm.com/atom.xml, but might be without the www. Go to cyclocosm.com and click on the...
11-11-05, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,008
Posted By cosmo_the_third

Seems a bit jaundiced, too. Maybe they were...

Seems a bit jaundiced, too. Maybe they were making reference to his cancer survival with the pale/yellow skin, emaciated figure and deep eye bags?

And is that Barry Bonds next to him? If so,...
11-09-05, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By cosmo_the_third

If I still had a team, I'd put it in my blog...

If I still had a team, I'd put it in my blog (http://cyclocosm.com). As it is, you'll have to settle for just me, and my race reports (http://cyclocosm.com/2005/05/reports-index.html).
11-08-05, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 982
Posted By cosmo_the_third

Ksyrium Elites are bomb-proof. It really depends...

Ksyrium Elites are bomb-proof. It really depends on how much you want to spend, and how you ride. For 1,500 clams, the Carbones will make you noticably faster, so long as you can get up to around 25...
11-08-05, 01:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,323
Posted By cosmo_the_third

Innocent until proven guilty.

Innocent until proven guilty.
11-08-05, 12:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By cosmo_the_third

not a word. the wheels of justice turn slowly.

not a word. the wheels of justice turn slowly.
11-06-05, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By cosmo_the_third

Some people will always do whatever they can to...

Some people will always do whatever they can to win, no matter how thoroughly it might destroy them.
11-05-05, 12:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 917
Posted By cosmo_the_third

If your first few Cat 5 results are good, you can...

If your first few Cat 5 results are good, you can contact your USCF regional rep and ask for an early upgrade, citing your strong finishes so far and other cycling experience (tri and duathalons).
11-05-05, 12:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,937
Posted By cosmo_the_third

I think its better to keep it as an early season...

I think its better to keep it as an early season warm-up. The Europeans have better things to do in April, unless the organizers wanted to go head-to-head with the Tour de Georgia. Besides, it's a...
11-03-05, 10:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,937
Posted By cosmo_the_third

I wish someone would come out with a few stage...

I wish someone would come out with a few stage details. I want to know stage lengths and what knee-poppingly steep hills this thing hits.
11-02-05, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By cosmo_the_third

Cunego says he's in for the Giro as well. Could...

Cunego says he's in for the Giro as well. Could be an exciting race. I don't understand why it's starting in Belgium, though. It's on the other side of the friggin' continent. Maybe this year's...
10-31-05, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 741
Posted By cosmo_the_third

Not until he shaves.

Not until he shaves.
10-28-05, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By cosmo_the_third

They used to have this race on Cycling.TV...

They used to have this race on Cycling.TV (http://cycling.tv) earlier this season. I haven't seen it in a while, but that was the exact same thing I thought when I saw it. Like a time warp back the...
10-28-05, 05:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,130
Posted By cosmo_the_third

What I can't figure out is why I can only get...

What I can't figure out is why I can only get "Molsen Export" in Canada and "Molsen Canadian" in America. Are they the same beer, just repackaged?
10-28-05, 05:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,210
Posted By cosmo_the_third

In my sig. I moved my page.

In my sig. I moved my page.
10-28-05, 05:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,578
Posted By cosmo_the_third

Just ask Bjarne Riis. Though I don't think "Mr....

Just ask Bjarne Riis. Though I don't think "Mr. 60%" would be too inclined to tell you...
(to be fair, Riis actually scored 2 stage wins before "appearing" on the TdF podium in '95)

What I can't...
10-28-05, 04:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,726
Posted By cosmo_the_third

Phil: "...and Bo Hamburger is, I dare to say...

Phil:
"...and Bo Hamburger is, I dare to say it, fried."

"Bernard Hinault is storming up this col in a gear most riders reserve for the flats."

Paul:
"And so the break has decided that...
10-26-05, 10:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,130
Posted By cosmo_the_third

Offtopic, but big fan of the avatar, DocRay.

Offtopic, but big fan of the avatar, DocRay.
10-26-05, 10:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,210
Posted By cosmo_the_third

Eh, DeVlaeminck never did well at the Tour...

Eh, DeVlaeminck never did well at the Tour ('only' one stage win - was a world 'cross champ, though, and won each of the 5 monuments at least once). Van Impe climbed like no other Belgian ever, and...
10-25-05, 09:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 881
Posted By cosmo_the_third

The sprinters especially go for the stems waaaay...

The sprinters especially go for the stems waaaay out there. Petacchi's old crotch rocket (http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?id=tech/2004/news/may21) was 54cm seat tube x 58.5cm top tube, and as you...
10-24-05, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,130
Posted By cosmo_the_third

From what I can tell, a "king hit" is the...

From what I can tell, a "king hit" is the Australian equivalent of what an American might call a "haymaker," one of those big old punches where you wheel back before you swing, and fall on your face...
10-23-05, 04:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,488
Posted By cosmo_the_third

Highly combative group rides with 10-20 riders....

Highly combative group rides with 10-20 riders. The town line sprints will make you good at sniffing out the good wheels, learning to judge distance to the line, and timing when to make your jump....
10-22-05, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,616
Posted By cosmo_the_third

In terms of weldability, tensile and yield...

In terms of weldability, tensile and yield strengths, the two are about the same. Check it out here (http://www.yuansheng.com/techdata.htm).

The numbers just refer to what sort of materials are...
10-20-05, 12:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,203
Posted By cosmo_the_third

I was in the ECCC. Big fields. I remember one...

I was in the ECCC. Big fields. I remember one Beanpot crit that started with 70-something and finished with 14.

All you have to do to keep racing is fail a few courses this fall, then do well...
10-18-05, 08:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,203
Posted By cosmo_the_third

I feel like C's is way worse. It's like Ds, but...

I feel like C's is way worse. It's like Ds, but the riders are usually relatively fit from other sports. Same lack of handling an general awareness, way more horsepower. Having gotten my bike racing...
10-17-05, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By cosmo_the_third

No, they're made of glass (figuratively). Never...

No, they're made of glass (figuratively). Never seen one go down and come back up ridable. But in terms of value, it's a good price, so long as the mileage on it isn't obscene and it's been...
10-16-05, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By cosmo_the_third

No debate from me. ...

No debate from me.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news.php?id=photos/2005/news/may05/35560005
10-15-05, 11:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By cosmo_the_third

This is a pretty sweet topic to look into, but...

This is a pretty sweet topic to look into, but first, a few things:

1)Lemond wore yellow on the road in every tour he did between 1986 and 1991. In 1989, he won the race on the last day by coming...
10-15-05, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
Posted By cosmo_the_third

Ekimov

Ekimov
10-15-05, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
Posted By cosmo_the_third

That guy is the man. I remember thumbing through...

That guy is the man. I remember thumbing through the photos at the beginning of the Centennial TdF issue of Cycle Sport and seeing a black-and-white shot of him in a break with Eddy Merckx. Then, a...
10-15-05, 01:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,516
Posted By cosmo_the_third

Dude, worst thread ever...

Dude, worst thread ever...
10-15-05, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By cosmo_the_third

Yeah, if I weighed 127 pounds but had the legs of...

Yeah, if I weighed 127 pounds but had the legs of a man twice as fat as me, I'd be confident, too.

Diluca wins the ProTour officially now with a resounding DNF. Good way to follow up his zero...
10-14-05, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By cosmo_the_third

Seriously. You don't get a suit this nice...

Seriously. You don't get a suit this nice (http://www.velonews.com/images/int/9038.13039.f.jpg) without knowing a few people.
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