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Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-12, 09:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,066
Posted By Tom Pedale

Also a good one.

Also a good one.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-12, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,066
Posted By Tom Pedale

The Rol Wheels (D'Huez model) use the Sapim...

The Rol Wheels (D'Huez model) use the Sapim CX-Ray bladed spokes which are described in this link. These wheels are 20 spoke F, 24 R.

http://www.wheelbuilder.com/sapim-cx-ray-spoke.html
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-12, 03:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,093
Posted By Tom Pedale

I've run Conti 4000's for years. Almost no flats...

I've run Conti 4000's for years. Almost no flats & I've never had to retire a tire early due to a tread or sidewall cut. I have not experienced any grip or skidding problems, then again I'm not the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-12, 02:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,465
Posted By Tom Pedale

3k miles on the chain sounds like you got your...

3k miles on the chain sounds like you got your money's worth. Also, how many miles on the cassette? If cassette runs too long on a stretched chain you could end up replacing that as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-12, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18,643
Views: 3,689,058
Posted By Tom Pedale

The list is beginning to get a bit long: ...

The list is beginning to get a bit long:

Bought:
New Conti folding tires.
130 mm Specialized Comp stem

In next week or 2:
Toupe Expert saddle
S-Works bar tape
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-12, 02:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,066
Posted By Tom Pedale

I bought a pair of Rol Wheels (model: D'Huez) 2...

I bought a pair of Rol Wheels (model: D'Huez) 2 yrs ago. They are 1490gms/pr and cost $650. Suitable for riders up to 190lbs. I weigh 160.

Absolutely zero problems. As true now as they were out of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-12, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By Tom Pedale

My bike came with Shimano 10s chain, but when I...

My bike came with Shimano 10s chain, but when I replaced, due to the easy link, I went with KMC. After 6 years, I have never had any problems with these chains. They are incredibly well made and cost...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-12, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By Tom Pedale

I buy some things online, but bike clothing is...

I buy some things online, but bike clothing is not one of them. If you try bibs on in a store, you can at least sit on a bike and see how they feel. Try different brands. Personally, I like the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-12, 01:07 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 7,504
Posted By Tom Pedale

When you pass Fabian Cancellara... Actually,...

When you pass Fabian Cancellara...

Actually, just enjoying cycling makes you a good cyclist!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-12, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By Tom Pedale

I use the wedges sold by bike-fit. I have found...

I use the wedges sold by bike-fit. I have found them invaluable in determining the best angle on my shoe.

My right leg is very slightly shorter than my left, so I use one more wedge on that cleat....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-12, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 692
Posted By Tom Pedale

Have used 700x23 Continental 4000 GP's for years....

Have used 700x23 Continental 4000 GP's for years. I have never retired one of these tires early due to a sidewall or tread cut. I average +3 years between flats. Although I am an ex-Specialized...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-12, 12:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,841
Posted By Tom Pedale

Used shorts for 36 years, then a few years ago,...

Used shorts for 36 years, then a few years ago, bought a pair of the higher quality Performance bibs based on rider reviews. After 1st ride with bibs, went back to Performance and bought a second...
03-13-11, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,092
Posted By Tom Pedale

Is the freewheel English or French thread? Be...

Is the freewheel English or French thread? Be sure which one before you buy.
01-13-11, 11:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,536
Posted By Tom Pedale

Why********************????

Why********************????
01-13-11, 10:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 764
Posted By Tom Pedale

Recognize "Johns" decal. That would be Johns of...

Recognize "Johns" decal. That would be Johns of Pasadena. Don't know if they are still in business, but they were definitely well respected in their day.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-11, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By Tom Pedale

If it feels good...ride it! Shouldn't be any...

If it feels good...ride it! Shouldn't be any problem with fatigue of rails or critical parts.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-11, 10:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By Tom Pedale

It's all about fit. I had a pair of Sidis for...

It's all about fit. I had a pair of Sidis for about 7 years..thought the fit was good until I bought a pair of Specialized at the end of the summer.
Try on a lot of shoes. If they don't feel good...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-11, 11:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 649
Posted By Tom Pedale

I don't think you need an upgrade in wheels....

I don't think you need an upgrade in wheels. Instead, do something nice for that great wife of yours!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-10, 10:47 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 23,968
Posted By Tom Pedale

Frames look good..but a big part of the...

Frames look good..but a big part of the performance is how the carbon tubes are tuned. This you can only tell by riding. Top companies use a lot of rider feedback to get adequate stiffness, road...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-10, 11:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,507
Posted By Tom Pedale

I have a pair of Rol d'huez wheels I'm very happy...

I have a pair of Rol d'huez wheels I'm very happy with after one season (under 1500 grams/pair $650)

As for a sporty car to carry my bike in..once this Alfa Romeo wagon hits our shores, I will at...
12-20-10, 06:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,539
Posted By Tom Pedale

Me neither. It isn't much to go on.

Me neither. It isn't much to go on.
12-19-10, 05:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,539
Posted By Tom Pedale

I worked in a bike shop in 1974 that was a...

I worked in a bike shop in 1974 that was a sizable dealer for Motobecane and later with the original importer of Motobecane, Ben Lawee.

This is a very interesting bike. I do not think it is a Team...
12-10-10, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,104
Posted By Tom Pedale

181685 Your OP has, sort of, special meaning...

181685

Your OP has, sort of, special meaning for me. I have been thinking of painting two of the three bicycles black (the paint/art is either gone or very rough). But I was unsure of doing so...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-10, 04:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,849
Posted By Tom Pedale

Yeah, I see your point. I think there's too much...

Yeah, I see your point. I think there's too much white in the wheel graphics and the design is too busy. Too much ////////// in the wheels. The bike graphics I like.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-10, 11:55 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,849
Posted By Tom Pedale

Note that I never used the word "cheap". Plain,...

Note that I never used the word "cheap". Plain, yes...unexciting yes.

But as you say Aesthetics are a matter of personal opinion. If you're talking about the Roval wheels with the star shaped...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-10, 12:17 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,849
Posted By Tom Pedale

Unlike Specialized or Trek or a number of other...

Unlike Specialized or Trek or a number of other companies that market high-end bikes, they don't have a "designer dude (or dudette)" that has the ability to choose the right paint schemes and design...
12-07-10, 09:07 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 23,504
Posted By Tom Pedale

Your points are good ones. Eventually employees...

Your points are good ones. Eventually employees organize and demand fair compensation for their labor. Oil for manufacturing and transporting will likely get far more expensive.

There is a growing...
12-07-10, 08:19 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 23,504
Posted By Tom Pedale

This is one of the better responses. Grounded in...

This is one of the better responses. Grounded in economic reality. Throughout this thread, no one mentions the fact that the U.S. consumer given a choice between two choices of equal quality; U.S....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-10, 11:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,450
Posted By Tom Pedale

I don't, but the wine dude where I shop does.

I don't, but the wine dude where I shop does.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-10, 10:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,450
Posted By Tom Pedale

They can be verry serious people.

They can be verry serious people.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-10, 10:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,450
Posted By Tom Pedale

If you drink champagne (upon occasion of your...

If you drink champagne (upon occasion of your next palmares) use the same strategy. Go to the best wine shop in your area, ask for
the same kind of quality you'd find in a highly advertised brand...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-10, 10:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,124
Posted By Tom Pedale

Years ago, I went for a Cadillac test-drive...

Years ago, I went for a Cadillac test-drive because they were giving away a free Zebra putter ($90 value!) I told the salesdude that I was only interested in the putter hoping to truncate the sales...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-10, 09:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,124
Posted By Tom Pedale

Will this jersey prevent the wearer from being...

Will this jersey prevent the wearer from being run down by self-indulgent road hog Escalades?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-10, 09:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,450
Posted By Tom Pedale

Bikes direct...run by old time wheeler & dealer...

Bikes direct...run by old time wheeler & dealer Mike Spratt. I remember him from my days at Univega (owned by Ben Lawee the original Motobecane importer). Bikes are definitely cheaper. No R & D in...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-10, 09:31 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,113
Posted By Tom Pedale

You are so damn Zen..

You are so damn Zen..
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-10, 09:30 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,113
Posted By Tom Pedale

Info for your next club ride.. John Howard...

Info for your next club ride..

John Howard says part of his strategy for winning the Pan-Am games road medal in 1971 was sucking down a 1/2 full water bottle with a mixture of 50/50 coffee and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-10, 07:32 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 10,311
Posted By Tom Pedale

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-10, 02:16 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 10,311
Posted By Tom Pedale

Here is how engineering tables rate structural...

Here is how engineering tables rate structural materials based on strength/weight ratios and fatigue cycles:

1. Carbon fiber
2. Titanium
3. Steel
4. Aluminum

Of course, regardless of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-10, 11:16 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,577
Posted By Tom Pedale

English is a very dynamic language. So are...

English is a very dynamic language. So are others, but in France certain academics are fearful that this constant change is eroding the language and actively try to prevent the encroachment of new...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-10, 05:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,577
Posted By Tom Pedale

Of all of the pros who are aging gracefully, Jens...

Of all of the pros who are aging gracefully, Jens Voight is the most interesting one of the bunch. Borrowing a kid's bike so he could finish last year's tour was a story for the ages.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-10, 05:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,577
Posted By Tom Pedale

Sarah Palin won the dictionary's word of the year...

Sarah Palin won the dictionary's word of the year contest with re-fudiate this year. I nominate de-delusioned for 2011.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-10, 04:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,577
Posted By Tom Pedale

This is a long post for you..you used to post in...

This is a long post for you..you used to post in soundbites.. like Hemingway.

We raced and it was good. Swigging water out of hot plastic, we watched the sun go down, not unlike our amigos in turn...
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By Tom Pedale

They've given up golf to ride Schwinn...

They've given up golf to ride Schwinn Varsity's...no wardrobe change needed!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-10, 04:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 957
Posted By Tom Pedale

Check out the Rol wheels site.. ...

Check out the Rol wheels site..

www.rolwheels.com/
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-10, 04:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,067
Posted By Tom Pedale

I feel just the opposite. My new Specialized Road...

I feel just the opposite. My new Specialized Road Comp shoes are far and away better than the Sidis they replaced.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-10, 04:03 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,067
Posted By Tom Pedale

:thumb: This post gets my nomination for the...

:thumb: This post gets my nomination for the "Smart Shopper" award!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-10, 03:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,577
Posted By Tom Pedale

Why is it so surprising that as you age, you lose...

Why is it so surprising that as you age, you lose speed and endurance? Both Lance and Robbie McEwen became aware of this the last two years in the tour.

While you can limit the damage, you cannot...
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By Tom Pedale

I paid $67 for mine in 1973..rode the crap out of...

I paid $67 for mine in 1973..rode the crap out of it!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-10, 03:03 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,373
Posted By Tom Pedale

Uh...I'm doing the trainer routine..and if there...

Uh...I'm doing the trainer routine..and if there is a way to ride outdoors instead of being on this thing..I will do it..
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-10, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,082
Posted By Tom Pedale

+1 I remember the packaging..had a pair of...

+1 I remember the packaging..had a pair of these..they look legit..
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