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12-31-12, 08:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,036
Posted By eddubal

Get it and race it. The racing is a LOT of fun...

Get it and race it. The racing is a LOT of fun and the atmosphere at the races is just as much fun. Practice your skills beforehand and you'll end up with a good experience racing. If you can, go...
12-14-12, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By eddubal

http://bikereg.com Also look up your local...

http://bikereg.com

Also look up your local bike racing organization. Google it if necessary.

Talk to the guys in your LBS. There's at least someone who knows about various races or where to...
06-18-12, 11:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,235
Posted By eddubal

I'm upgrading wheels (doing a tubeless setup with...

I'm upgrading wheels (doing a tubeless setup with Stan's Alpha Disc wheelset, rim strip & Michelin Mud 2's as recommended by CX Mag as well as my current team's mechanic), and going to use a single...
06-18-12, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 995
Posted By eddubal

If you're going to die, you better race cross...

If you're going to die, you better race cross soon! It's definitely something you shouldn't miss out on!

At CX Magazine website, there's a good general training plan that worked well for my first...
06-18-12, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,842
Posted By eddubal

I have the Shimano 970s and had no problems in...

I have the Shimano 970s and had no problems in the muddy conditions we had last season. I actually had more problems with my shoes packing up with mud, than my pedals doing so. A buddy of mine used...
Forum: Northeast
06-18-12, 09:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,439
Posted By eddubal

...and that's not to mention the tall ships that...

...and that's not to mention the tall ships that show up & sail up & down the Hudson for fleet week.
Forum: Northeast
06-18-12, 09:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,439
Posted By eddubal

Sorry, been off BF for a couple of weeks.... ...

Sorry, been off BF for a couple of weeks....

You're right. I didn't hear about the coyote down there and I always forget about the larger birds. Wild turkeys show up in the strangest places...
05-31-12, 06:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,359
Posted By eddubal

I usually use RidewithGPS, but just found...

I usually use RidewithGPS, but just found http://www.bikemap.net and might try that on a couple of routes. On first use of bikemap, I think I like RWGPS better. In any case, I'll check the route at...
05-31-12, 05:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By eddubal

Get a good set of v-brakes or upgrade your...

Get a good set of v-brakes or upgrade your cantis. The better the quality, the easier to adjust and stay adjusted.
Forum: Northeast
05-30-12, 09:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,439
Posted By eddubal

Let's start with some history. The area along...

Let's start with some history. The area along the western waterfront was first a landfill. That is why it's so flat. LANDFILL! Dig down a couple of feet and you're going to start digging up trash...
05-30-12, 06:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,962
Posted By eddubal

Tradition, tradition, tradition. That time...

Tradition, tradition, tradition. That time honored way of keeping the status quo.

There actually are races (& rides) for cyclocrossers year round now. You just need to know where to look. Among...
Forum: Northeast
05-24-12, 01:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,439
Posted By eddubal

What's "interesting"? Are you missing some leg? ...

What's "interesting"? Are you missing some leg? The Hustler club is right across the street from it!
Forum: Northeast
05-22-12, 12:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,145
Posted By eddubal

The only major incident I saw or heard about was...

The only major incident I saw or heard about was on the downhill after exiting the Palisades Park. Poor guy was on his back in the road bleeding, but being tended to by EMS. That was way before any...
Forum: Northeast
05-22-12, 12:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,145
Posted By eddubal

You are spot-on. I was one of a few guys that...

You are spot-on. I was one of a few guys that let go off the bridge. They really needed an easy bathroom solution once on the bridge. We were toward the back and still was on the bridge for 45...
05-15-12, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By eddubal

I'd stick with the Giant. Esp. if you found it...

I'd stick with the Giant. Esp. if you found it near you. If you can order the Nashbar one, You are likely to have shipping costs as well as possible assembly costs at your end. If there's an...
05-15-12, 06:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,167
Posted By eddubal

If you lost a bead in a corner and hit the deck,...

If you lost a bead in a corner and hit the deck, my sympathies. However, losing a bead in a corner usually isn't because of using a 23mm tire with a 23mm rim. The use of this tire/rim combination...
05-11-12, 05:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By eddubal

There are several fit calculators on the interweb...

There are several fit calculators on the interweb that you can use to get a general frame size. If you want a more upright position, get a frame on the higher size of the range. You will be able to...
05-09-12, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,471
Posted By eddubal

You're right, and the NJ Turnpike isn't a race...

You're right, and the NJ Turnpike isn't a race track either, but that doesn't stop some people (http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/04/nj_attorney_generals_office_in.html). ;)

I have a couple of...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-12, 08:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,587
Posted By eddubal

Without a pic of the bolt head, it's hard to...

Without a pic of the bolt head, it's hard to figure out what's up. Likely it's a security bolt of some sort or other to dissuade thieves from stealing the seat & post that was installed by the PO. ...
05-04-12, 06:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,471
Posted By eddubal

With slicks on average terrain riding about 45...

With slicks on average terrain riding about 45 miles, I'm usually around 18mph. Riding knobbies drops it a bit lower, but not greatly. As my mileage gets higher, my average drops to about 16mph for...
05-04-12, 06:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By eddubal

Try them and let us know. I'm contemplating the...

Try them and let us know. I'm contemplating the Wickwerks ones myself unless I go single in front.
05-04-12, 05:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,436
Posted By eddubal

Read between the lines. I think he's only...

Read between the lines. I think he's only furthering my advice... In other words: don't use your good wheels (if you have them) until you have the pressure dialed in, because you will flat at least...
05-03-12, 05:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,436
Posted By eddubal

See if your LBS will let you try on a 28 tire. ...

See if your LBS will let you try on a 28 tire. If it fits with some clearance, you should be fine. If not go with the 25. Run your pressure lower than you do on asphalt. You're going to have to...
05-03-12, 05:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,167
Posted By eddubal

+1 Yes, you will need to adjust your brakes...

+1

Yes, you will need to adjust your brakes each time you swap your wheels if you use a different width rim. No you don't want to have to do this. Make sure the outside width is the same. The...
04-25-12, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By eddubal

Too Flat. No sense of depth. Except, under the...

Too Flat. No sense of depth. Except, under the chin. That needs to be wider though. break up the rear wheel where the foot is to help this. Other places too.

Fine lines too fine. you'll...
04-13-12, 01:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 405
Posted By eddubal

Tire Info From Paris-Roubaix

With the biggest of the spring classics passed, Velo News posted an interesting article on tire types, sizes and pressures that the various teams used. Although this is more useful to the gravel...
04-12-12, 03:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,757
Posted By eddubal

I did my first ever road race last weekend and it...

I did my first ever road race last weekend and it really hit home why I love cross so much and made me miss it even more. Compared to cross, that race was boring an tedious! Maybe I'll try my leg...
04-10-12, 05:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By eddubal

It depends on which foot it's on. I'm righty...

It depends on which foot it's on. I'm righty loosey / lefty tighty.

Make sure your toes aren't hitting the front of the shoes when you're squatting on the balls of your feet. That's a sure...
04-10-12, 05:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 414
Posted By eddubal

Try these:...

Try these: http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1104878_-1___400265

Nashbar has similar. If you don't like the full clips, you can find or order half clips just about any LBS.
04-09-12, 05:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,173
Posted By eddubal

I thought about adding them to my bike, but...

I thought about adding them to my bike, but didn't. I never missed them in my first season racing. If I was riding the tops, I wasn't interested in braking. If I was going down a steep descent, I...
04-06-12, 05:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By eddubal

Look into Velocity A23s...

Look into Velocity A23s (http://www.velocityusa.com/default.asp?contentID=746). Good rec's from several sources.
04-03-12, 05:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,340
Posted By eddubal

Van Dessel Gin & Trombones. Fietsbob is right -...

Van Dessel Gin & Trombones. Fietsbob is right - adds a C-note to the bike.
03-28-12, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,723
Posted By eddubal

Figure out what is more important. If it's...

Figure out what is more important. If it's commuting, look for fender/rack eyelets and shallower geometry. Weight isn't critical. If racing is more important, don't worry about the eyelets, go for...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-12, 07:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,051
Posted By eddubal

In my experience, the perception is that it's a...

In my experience, the perception is that it's a second tier company. I just bought an Altamira, and enjoy it quite a lot. The ride is smooth, and it climbs like a mountain goat. When I told a...
03-26-12, 07:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,962
Posted By eddubal

I'm not sure that it's a simple matter. ...

I'm not sure that it's a simple matter. Primarily, there's the money issue. You race what you can afford to lose. A $2k carbon frame or a $1k aluminum frame is quite a price different, esp. when...
03-21-12, 05:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,926
Posted By eddubal

Wow! This thread's been dredged up from the...

Wow! This thread's been dredged up from the depths, but what the heck. I'll bite.

Stock, with a SRAM Rival drivetrain and disc brakes, my G&T comes in at 21 lbs. This spring/summer she intends...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-12, 05:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,199
Posted By eddubal

It took you that long to pinch flat? Just...

It took you that long to pinch flat?

Just bought my first road bike (read skinny tires) and did that on the inaugural ride! I think I hit a rock, and that's all it took. After not pinch...
03-09-12, 01:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,837
Posted By eddubal

Try the RoadID Firefly Supernova. It claims...

Try the RoadID Firefly Supernova. It claims waterproof to 300ft. I have one on order to check it out. $13 on their website.

http://www.roadid.com (http://www.roadid.com/)
03-07-12, 06:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By eddubal

The queen is dead. Long live the queen! ...

The queen is dead.

Long live the queen!

Glad that you're okay, but feel your pain. I felt the same way about my Masi SSCX when a Salmon hit me and destroyed it.
03-06-12, 03:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,164
Posted By eddubal

Hammer when you can. Coast when you can't. Do...

Hammer when you can.
Coast when you can't.
Do not use brakes unless absolutely necessary.
If you can't ride it, or if it's slower to ride it; run it.
Don't bunnyhop unless you can do it 100% of...
03-01-12, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,074
Posted By eddubal

Boulder's a shoe-in. Of course it's going to be a...

Boulder's a shoe-in. Of course it's going to be a good place.

Of anywhere in Texas, Austin's the place for it. That will probably one hell of a party too.

I'm psyched for Asheville. It's a...
02-27-12, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,071
Posted By eddubal

It seems to be marketing speak for a higher TPI...

It seems to be marketing speak for a higher TPI count (more supple) sidewall than their regular clincher. It's basically marketing speak. That said, I'm thinking about running the griffos as a...
02-24-12, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,254
Posted By eddubal

I depends on what you want to do with you bike. ...

I depends on what you want to do with you bike. If you intend on racing, go for the Fuji. You get more bang for your buck, and from your post, it sounds like the LBS that has it is closer to you.
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02-22-12, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By eddubal

Ah! No wonder it's off! Using a body scale to...

Ah! No wonder it's off! Using a body scale to weigh a bike. :rolleyes: You need to get a bike scale. It'll be more accurate and show at least 5 lbs lighter. If you use the Bike Forums brand...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-12, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 723
Posted By eddubal

What coatings are you thinking about getting? ...

What coatings are you thinking about getting?

IMO There are four coatings that should come on all plastic lenses: Anti-Fog, Anti-Glare, Anti-Scratch and UV. Unfortunately, many times these aren't...
02-21-12, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By eddubal

Is that with, or without mud?

Is that with, or without mud?
02-21-12, 09:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,296
Posted By eddubal

Well, for your stated budget, a new Fuji Cross...

Well, for your stated budget, a new Fuji Cross 3.0 would be about right, unless you're comfortable doubling your stated budget. If you can get it for your budget used or in a great deal, the Cross...
02-21-12, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,700
Posted By eddubal

CX Magazine website has a good page about tire...

CX Magazine website has a good page about tire reviews, but they're more racing oriented:...
02-21-12, 06:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,296
Posted By eddubal

Try last year's model of Fuji. They always...

Try last year's model of Fuji. They always deeply discount the previous year's models You get a lot of bang for your buck and a good bike to boot.
02-19-12, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,791
Posted By eddubal

Interesting addition to their stable. It makes...

Interesting addition to their stable. It makes sense with what I've heard about CX bikes becoming hipster chic.

It looks like a nice commuter, esp. for dirt & rough roads. It wouldn't be my...
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