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Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-12, 10:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,027
Posted By Right Said Fred

I have a Red group on one of my bikes and...

I have a Red group on one of my bikes and occasionally I will try to make a shift into a larger gear and not push the lever all the way through to the second click and it will downshift into a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-12, 06:21 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,726
Posted By Right Said Fred

I think it was pretty clear that the remark...

I think it was pretty clear that the remark applied to the subject of the thread. You are the one who brought black athletes from other sports into it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-12, 06:17 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,726
Posted By Right Said Fred

I never said that was the only type of doper. I...

I never said that was the only type of doper. I surmised that description fit THIS PARTICULAR doper. Learn to read.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-12, 09:59 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,726
Posted By Right Said Fred

$3 trophy or $8,000 Chinarello--what's the...

$3 trophy or $8,000 Chinarello--what's the difference when you are an over-the-hill never was amateur racer? You really think this guy doped to get rich or because he was hoping to get a call from...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-12, 08:29 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,726
Posted By Right Said Fred

I'm sure in his own demented mind he thinks he...

I'm sure in his own demented mind he thinks he accomplished something. But unless you are somehow cheating other amateur musicians by playing really bad music, it's OK to revel in your own...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-12, 08:22 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,726
Posted By Right Said Fred

Hence my original contention that only a...

Hence my original contention that only a egotistical ******bag would cheat in an amateur race.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-12, 08:16 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,726
Posted By Right Said Fred

You made a comment about a sense of...

You made a comment about a sense of accomplishment driving athletic ambition. OK, let's agree that is the driving force. How does cheating further that goal at either the pro or amateur level? If it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-12, 07:59 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,726
Posted By Right Said Fred

But when you cheat, there is no accomplishment.

But when you cheat, there is no accomplishment.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-12, 06:02 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,726
Posted By Right Said Fred

The motivation to cheat in an amateur contest...

The motivation to cheat in an amateur contest with little at stake beyond personal satisfaction and accomplishment is definitely related to an egotistical "win at all costs" mentality. Guys like that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-12, 05:33 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,726
Posted By Right Said Fred

Since when are black football players cheating in...

Since when are black football players cheating in an amateur bicycle race? People cheat in all sorts of endeavors for all sorts of reasons, but it takes a special type of ego to cheat to win a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-12, 04:51 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,726
Posted By Right Said Fred

Never underestimate the ego manifestations of a...

Never underestimate the ego manifestations of a Type A personality upper middle class white male. I'm going to demand drug testing after some of my local group rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-12, 03:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,367
Posted By Right Said Fred

Bell Array and save a hundred bucks.

Bell Array and save a hundred bucks.
07-22-12, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 710,296
Posted By Right Said Fred

Couple of things. First, I accelerated pretty...

Couple of things. First, I accelerated pretty hard at the start to get up into the middle of the pack rather than sit in at the back. Then when there were some early accelerations I was able to stay...
07-22-12, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 710,296
Posted By Right Said Fred

ICC Superweek Bayview Classic Cat 4/5

0.8-mile six-turn crit in downtown Milwaukee, part of the ICC Superweek series. After a few frustrating results in my first year of racing, my goal for this race was just to stay with the bunch and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-12, 07:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,665
Posted By Right Said Fred

Brilliant decision!

Brilliant decision!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-12, 03:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,559
Posted By Right Said Fred

I made this in about an hour with $5 worth of...

I made this in about an hour with $5 worth of steel tubing I had in the garage. Welder not included.

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w273/bigwagon/Bikestand.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-12, 03:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,419
Posted By Right Said Fred

You might want to try a tire wider than 23mm,...

You might want to try a tire wider than 23mm, maybe 25 or 28, but beyond that, there is really nothing all that hard about riding on unpaved roads. I have an 81 Trek 614 with 23s that is awesome on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-12, 12:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By Right Said Fred

As the pace increases, especially deeper into the...

As the pace increases, especially deeper into the ride, you have to beware of people making desperate moves to stay on a wheel to keep from getting dropped. No matter how heads up and confident you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-12, 05:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,805
Posted By Right Said Fred

No guarantee a $100 seat will solve your problem...

No guarantee a $100 seat will solve your problem and it if takes two tries, you could have bought a $200 seat. Maybe you just need to get used to the seat you have.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-12, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 958
Posted By Right Said Fred

I thought this thread was going to be about Peta...

I thought this thread was going to be about Peta Todd.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-12, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By Right Said Fred

Something is misadjusted. That's not how it...

Something is misadjusted. That's not how it should work.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-12, 02:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,832
Posted By Right Said Fred

While there is no guarantee in a race that...

While there is no guarantee in a race that everyone who is entered is a heads-up rider who won't knowingly through aggression or unknowingly through lack of skill make a stupid move that results in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-12, 11:41 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 10,489
Posted By Right Said Fred

The plus side of a horse is that you can eat it....

The plus side of a horse is that you can eat it. Try that with a bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-12, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 750
Posted By Right Said Fred

Try hair plugs.

Try hair plugs.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-12, 08:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,579
Posted By Right Said Fred

OP, here's an idea: Go to a local jeweler and buy...

OP, here's an idea: Go to a local jeweler and buy a $3000 diamond. Epoxy it to your stem and go out for a ride. Then report back on the change in your average speed.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-12, 08:17 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-12, 08:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,133
Posted By Right Said Fred

Since you have a camelback you can store stuff in...

Since you have a camelback you can store stuff in empty water bottles too.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-12, 07:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,133
Posted By Right Said Fred

That's what jersey pockets are for.

That's what jersey pockets are for.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-12, 07:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,347
Posted By Right Said Fred

It seems like it's really only a big problem when...

It seems like it's really only a big problem when there are 500 or so 200-plus-pound Freds trying to descend together in a pack.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-12, 06:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,868
Posted By Right Said Fred

That's why I still have a $20 wired computer on...

That's why I still have a $20 wired computer on my bike (in addition to gps).
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-12, 06:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,717
Posted By Right Said Fred

Personally I would rather have a mid-level frame...

Personally I would rather have a mid-level frame with mid- to upper-level components than the other way around (expensive frame with cheap components).
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-12, 02:31 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 10,489
Posted By Right Said Fred

Sadly, there are actually people who would rather...

Sadly, there are actually people who would rather dominate in B than be at the back of A. It's actually a rather common phenomenon in motorcycle track days-guys who would be the slower riders in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-12, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 811
Posted By Right Said Fred

I always laugh at the dentist jokes here because...

I always laugh at the dentist jokes here because I know a guy who is a dentist, has time for 2-3 hour group rides several times a week, and to make it even better, actually rides a Cervelo.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-12, 06:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,798
Posted By Right Said Fred

I level mine with a straight edge across the top...

I level mine with a straight edge across the top of the saddle. Your results may differ. Chafing doesn't really sound like a tilt issue though. Where is it rubbing?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-12, 05:59 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 10,489
Posted By Right Said Fred

You should buy whatever you want and can afford....

You should buy whatever you want and can afford. It really doesn't matter what other people think, but you should be your own harshest critic when it comes to what you need vs. what you want.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-12, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 818
Posted By Right Said Fred

I have Hollywood 4-bike rack. I like it because...

I have Hollywood 4-bike rack. I like it because it has a lower post that extends out so you can anchor the bikes from below through the wheels with straps to keep them from flopping around. It also...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-12, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By Right Said Fred

No, unless you need to get to the coffee shop...

No, unless you need to get to the coffee shop really fast.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-12, 04:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,082
Posted By Right Said Fred

There might be better choices, but Conti 23mm...

There might be better choices, but Conti 23mm Conti GP4000s work just fine on gravel. Basically, any tire works OK on gravel if you have the bike handling skills. If you don't, wider is better.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-12, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By Right Said Fred

It's not even debatable. If you are looking for a...

It's not even debatable. If you are looking for a tool to improve your training, get the power meter.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-12, 01:19 PM
07-08-12, 10:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,168
Posted By Right Said Fred

I wouldn't pay more than a buck for a digital...

I wouldn't pay more than a buck for a digital photo and I have no interest in a print. It's not like I'm not going to frame it hang it on the wall. I recently raced a couple of stages of the Tour of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-12, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By Right Said Fred

Just don't show up at the coffee shop with them...

Just don't show up at the coffee shop with them and you'll be OK.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-12, 10:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,679
Posted By Right Said Fred

Craigslist may be an easy place to try to fence...

Craigslist may be an easy place to try to fence stolen stuff because most of the transactions are local and there is much less policing and tracking of the items offered. eBay on the other hand has a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-12, 07:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,679
Posted By Right Said Fred

Orly? Maybe you should call the police so they...

Orly? Maybe you should call the police so they can investigate.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-12, 07:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,653
Posted By Right Said Fred

Not the top cap, the expander plug.

Not the top cap, the expander plug.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-12, 04:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,653
Posted By Right Said Fred

It's fine for testing riding, but once you get...

It's fine for testing riding, but once you get the height dialed you should have the steerer tube cut short enough to allow at least one 5 mm spacer on top of the stem. This gives you better clamping...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-12, 04:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,257
Posted By Right Said Fred

He must be confusing Miles for Kilometers,...

He must be confusing Miles for Kilometers, because we all know there is no coasting during 3-hour centuries.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-12, 06:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,257
Posted By Right Said Fred

Do loud hubs save lives?

I've noticed on group rides just how freakin' loud some free hubs are. Maybe it's a safety feature, helping the riders behind to maintain a gap when the guy in front is off the gas.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-12, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,463
Posted By Right Said Fred

Then why are you asking this question in the 41?

Then why are you asking this question in the 41?
07-04-12, 02:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,668
Posted By Right Said Fred

Planning to do some of these races in the...

Planning to do some of these races in the Milwaukee area. Bummer they won't count for USAC but should be good racing experience after the shellacing I got in a couple of ToAD races.
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