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Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-12, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By Propofol

Definitely replace it. As a beginner, your...

Definitely replace it. As a beginner, your spouse doesn't need any of the benefits of a tubular wheel/tire, and they're a pain for casual riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-12, 11:41 AM
Replies: 18,641
Views: 3,687,966
Posted By Propofol

http://www.thebellstore.com/images/sidi/cyclingsho...

http://www.thebellstore.com/images/sidi/cyclingshoes/sidi_genius66_cyclingshoes_blackverniceyellow.jpg

On sale in my size (48 Mega) on Bonktown last night for $177. Couldn't pass up that price. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-12, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 599
Posted By Propofol

No, my 2011 Reds w/ Yokozuna Reaction cables are...

No, my 2011 Reds w/ Yokozuna Reaction cables are smooth. Maybe it's your cables/housings.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-12, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By Propofol

Cleat covers work great. Small and light enough...

Cleat covers work great. Small and light enough to carry in a jersey pocket or seatbag when not in use. Why bother with a heavier and/or more inelegant solution? Either that or just walk around on...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-12, 01:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,775
Posted By Propofol

I felt the exact same way. On one hand, I...

I felt the exact same way. On one hand, I thought it was cool to ride a metric century (my first as well). On the other, the organizers not telling us the course distance was increased really threw...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-12, 11:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,775
Posted By Propofol

So, how did y'all do? They made some last...

So, how did y'all do?

They made some last minute changes in the 56 mile course, so it turned out to be a little under 63 miles. Nice of them to tell everyone - I ran out of water after 56 miles...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-12, 09:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,775
Posted By Propofol

Just got this email from the ride organizers:

Just got this email from the ride organizers:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-12, 06:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,493
Posted By Propofol

They may be real, but the seller did an...

They may be real, but the seller did an incredibly poor job selling these. Misspelled title ("3T Ergorun"?), crappy picture, no description. With a little more care he probably could have gotten...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-12, 11:24 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,775
Posted By Propofol

Great, thanks. I'm heading out there tomorrow...

Great, thanks. I'm heading out there tomorrow with the family and making a weekend out of the event.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-12, 09:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,775
Posted By Propofol

Hey, where are we supposed to go tomorrow to pick...

Hey, where are we supposed to go tomorrow to pick up our ride registration materials? The confirmations and emails I've received were sorely lacking in terms of where to show up.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-12, 06:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,622
Posted By Propofol

Actually, CC still has the BMC RR available in...

Actually, CC still has the BMC RR available in 48, 51, and 57 sizes.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-12, 08:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,622
Posted By Propofol

Well, it depends on what you mean by "better" and...

Well, it depends on what you mean by "better" and "bang for the buck". Better than what? Bang for the buck in what way? Those 2 statements are too broad to base any recommendations on. If you're...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-12, 07:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,622
Posted By Propofol

You didn't happen to do a search before asking...

You didn't happen to do a search before asking this question, did you?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-12, 05:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,051
Posted By Propofol

Interesting. Kinda like a AAA, except for bikes.

Interesting. Kinda like a AAA, except for bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-12, 09:30 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,616,775
Posted By Propofol

Oxymoron? :)

Oxymoron? :)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-12, 09:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,164
Posted By Propofol

Actually, it would have been cooler if the guys...

Actually, it would have been cooler if the guys were wearing bib shorts, jerseys, an aero teardrop helmet, and knee pads.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-12, 09:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,264
Posted By Propofol

Chinarello

Chinarello
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-12, 09:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,448
Posted By Propofol

No, they're not worth the expense if you pay full...

No, they're not worth the expense if you pay full price. And they certainly aren't an investment.

That said, I like my FSA K-Wing Carbon Compact bars. No way would I pay full MSRP for them,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-12, 08:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,164
Posted By Propofol

I think that's the first time I've ever seen...

I think that's the first time I've ever seen anyone ride a road bike with knee pads.

Extreme cyclocross.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-12, 05:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,635
Posted By Propofol

Well, sure. You can also judge how hard you're...

Well, sure. You can also judge how hard you're working by how sore your legs are or how lightheaded you become. Breathing fast/hard/irregular can happen when your heart rate is 130 or more than...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-12, 05:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,635
Posted By Propofol

True, but using respiratory rate as some kind of...

True, but using respiratory rate as some kind of indicator of heart rate makes little sense even in a normal healthy person. There's too much variance. You may be able to get away with saying "when...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-12, 04:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,635
Posted By Propofol

Wrong. People who have atrial fibrillation or...

Wrong. People who have atrial fibrillation or supraventricular tachycardia can have a heart rate of 120 yet still be breathing at a rate of 8-12 breaths/minute. Your respiratory rate is primarily...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-12, 01:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,635
Posted By Propofol

Respiratory rate has nothing to do with heart...

Respiratory rate has nothing to do with heart rate.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-12, 12:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,635
Posted By Propofol

There is nothing wrong with a resting HR of 80 in...

There is nothing wrong with a resting HR of 80 in and of itself.

OP, are you using a HR monitor or just checking pulse manually?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-12, 12:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,322
Posted By Propofol

140cm?? How do you even mount a wheel on that,...

140cm?? How do you even mount a wheel on that, and how could you not notice when you got the bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-12, 02:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,937
Posted By Propofol

FSA carbon for <$90? Which model was it? New or...

FSA carbon for <$90? Which model was it? New or used? Whatever it is, you got a great deal.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-12, 07:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,418
Posted By Propofol

Not sure what you're trying to say here. Are you...

Not sure what you're trying to say here. Are you saying that because these companies have their products manufactured outside the USA, that somehow justifies having their products counterfeited?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-12, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10,226
Views: 2,660,339
Posted By Propofol

Nice. Really like those wheels.

Nice. Really like those wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-12, 04:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,609
Posted By Propofol

Meh...$37.15 each when you buy 2 at Ribble.

Meh...$37.15 each when you buy 2 at Ribble.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-12, 09:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,266
Posted By Propofol

I personally like putting 5% dextrose in Lactated...

I personally like putting 5% dextrose in Lactated Ringer's in a Camelbak and drip it slowly to an IV in my arm while riding. That is TRUE electrolyte replacement. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-12, 12:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,903
Posted By Propofol

Yes, but only if you're looking for a 48cm or...

Yes, but only if you're looking for a 48cm or 60cm size...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-12, 12:46 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,266
Posted By Propofol

There is no electrolyte replacement drink that's...

There is no electrolyte replacement drink that's leaps and bounds better than Gatorade or anything else. They all do the same thing.

Base your decision on cost and flavor.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-12, 10:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,903
Posted By Propofol

$1200 may be a good asking price for the seller,...

$1200 may be a good asking price for the seller, but not for the buyer. I wouldn't pay $1200 for that bike when I can get a new CAAD10 for less.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-12, 10:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,903
Posted By Propofol

Ultegra may be better than 105 and Tiagra in the...

Ultegra may be better than 105 and Tiagra in the weight department, but as far as real-world feel and function, as long as any of these groups are well maintained and tuned you won't notice a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-12, 06:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,903
Posted By Propofol

Maybe the OP can post the Craigslist URL so we...

Maybe the OP can post the Craigslist URL so we can all see for ourselves. However, I highly doubt that this bike does.

"For sale: 1988 Honda Civic, bone stock in good condition, 100000 miles,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-12, 05:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,903
Posted By Propofol

Wow, now that is a deal!

Wow, now that is a deal!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-12, 04:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,903
Posted By Propofol

A quick search of my local CL shows: CAAD9...

A quick search of my local CL shows:

CAAD9 $700
CAAD9 $649
CAAD5 2003 $650
CAAD3 Saeco Team Edition $450
CAAD5 9/11 Tribute $650
CAAD5 2003 $600

These all appear to be in decent condition....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-12, 04:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,903
Posted By Propofol

Back in 2007, you could get a new CAAD8 w/ 105...

Back in 2007, you could get a new CAAD8 w/ 105 for less than $1400, or one w/ Tiagra for less than $1100. The bike is 5 years old now with some miles on it, as are the components, most likely. As...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-12, 11:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,039
Posted By Propofol

Holy cow, I can just imagine going cycling in...

Holy cow, I can just imagine going cycling in neoprene...I'd die after about a mile.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-12, 12:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,523
Posted By Propofol

My 2011 SuperSix Hi-Mod is BB30 and my 2005 CAAD8...

My 2011 SuperSix Hi-Mod is BB30 and my 2005 CAAD8 is 68mm English threaded with a FSA MegaExo BB. I have FSA SL-K Light compact cranks on both bikes. Honestly, I cannot feel a difference between...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-12, 07:01 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,494
Posted By Propofol

Agreed. Ever notice that there aren't a lot of...

Agreed. Ever notice that there aren't a lot of third party banks that offer zero interest loans? There's nothing in it for them to do so.

The reason why Trek, GM, Toyota, etc. offer 0% loans is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-12, 06:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,054
Posted By Propofol

Good for the practice of medicine, yes. Good for...

Good for the practice of medicine, yes. Good for business? No. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-12, 12:02 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,494
Posted By Propofol

Don't sweat it. It's been a lively, and...

Don't sweat it. It's been a lively, and educational, discussion.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-12, 10:28 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,494
Posted By Propofol

Of course many people finance luxuries. That's...

Of course many people finance luxuries. That's not the point. The point is whether they should be doing it.

Many cars are financed, true - but cars are usually essential tools in most peoples'...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-12, 09:24 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,494
Posted By Propofol

OK, you still do NOT get it. It's not the $160...

OK, you still do NOT get it. It's not the $160 interest that's the problem, it's the $5000 that he owes when he can't afford it. What part of that do you not understand?? You really think paying...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-12, 09:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,054
Posted By Propofol

I suppose. I know things are supposed to have...

I suppose. I know things are supposed to have changed for the better over the last several years, with limits on weekly work hours, call shifts, and consecutive work hours. I went through a surgery...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-12, 09:14 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,494
Posted By Propofol

*I* won't let go? What about you? You're still...

*I* won't let go? What about you? You're still insisting that your position is somehow valid despite not having a single other person in this thread agree with you?? Are you serious?

And of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-12, 08:36 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,494
Posted By Propofol

And that was partially your fault. If you hadn't...

And that was partially your fault. If you hadn't given such cockamamy advice it would never have gotten that far.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-12, 08:02 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,494
Posted By Propofol

Aren't a lot of HELOCs around these days,...

Aren't a lot of HELOCs around these days, especially after the housing bubble burst.

Still, a HELOC is credit. You're still borrowing money to pay for a non-essential item so it's no different...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-12, 06:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 800
Posted By Propofol

+1. I like my Rydons with Rx inserts. I can...

+1. I like my Rydons with Rx inserts. I can switch lenses whenever I want - something lighter for overcast days, green photochromic lenses for golf, red photochromic lenses for computer use, etc.
...
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