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Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-06, 04:21 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,197
Posted By sleepystarz

+1. You already have a really short stem... if...

+1. You already have a really short stem... if you get a bigger frame your reach might be too long for your liking.

Do you know what your total reach is? I'm 5'8" and total reach is 65-66cm. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-06, 02:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,184
Posted By sleepystarz

Sigh... with all these posts about probikekit I'm...

Sigh... with all these posts about probikekit I'm going to get some more tire orders in before they start charging for shipping again.

Yes, they're a good shop. My packages have shown up within a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-06, 12:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,120
Posted By sleepystarz

And here's a review by our man Leonard Zinn on...

And here's a review by our man Leonard Zinn on these revolutionary wheels.


Product review - A new idea from Steve Hed
By VeloNews EXCLUSIVE!

Despite claims to the contrary, it's pretty rare...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-06, 12:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,120
Posted By sleepystarz

HED launches descending special Wheelmaker...

HED launches descending special

Wheelmaker HED has announced a new pair of wheels that represents a radical departure for the aerodynamic and lightweight specialist.

Following on from HED's...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-06, 02:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 601
Posted By sleepystarz

I fly in and out of the US 4 times a year...for...

I fly in and out of the US 4 times a year...for my situation I'm getting a case from bikeprousa.

For a one time deal, I'd think renting the bike would be better. If you're going there for a while...
Forum: Foo
04-01-06, 02:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,110
Posted By sleepystarz

Umm...ya I have a job, and show up, and even get...

Umm...ya I have a job, and show up, and even get paid. LOL.

Recently they moved me overseas because of my language skills. I guess it pays to be bilingual. I'm my own boss over here so now I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-06, 02:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,619
Posted By sleepystarz

They have some of the best prices around. Tires...

They have some of the best prices around. Tires are cheaper than anywhere else.

I just got some veloflex tires, tubes, bartape etc... no worries ordering from them. Not sure how long the free...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-06, 01:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,201
Posted By sleepystarz

Is that even possible?;)

Is that even possible?;)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-06, 08:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,201
Posted By sleepystarz

I only do this sort of thing when they initiate...

I only do this sort of thing when they initiate it first;)

Sometimes they give me an ounce of respect because my bike is a V-twin. It's rare though.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-06, 08:03 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,120
Posted By sleepystarz

So after reading your post I'm left to wonder...

So after reading your post I'm left to wonder this:

Does the amount of energy saved from decelerating a higher inertia wheel VS. lower inertia wheel equal the amount of energy saved accelerating a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-06, 07:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,201
Posted By sleepystarz

I don't even wave to those guys when riding my...

I don't even wave to those guys when riding my Ducati, and they don't like to wave to us streetbikes either. Occasionally I run into some cool dudes, but for the most part it's just guys with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-06, 06:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,201
Posted By sleepystarz

Funny story Tate! I hate those...

Funny story Tate!




I hate those guys...especially when they bark. I've even had these trucks try and race my 550hp supra...but sometimes I bite because if I race them they usually go away.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-06, 06:00 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,120
Posted By sleepystarz

^^^ In a world where the pedal stroke was...

^^^ In a world where the pedal stroke was absolutely perfect then rotational mass would have less of an effect....but as you've stated above pedal stroke is never perfect and will always create small...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-06, 02:55 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,739
Posted By sleepystarz

I think you missed the picture I posted above:)

I think you missed the picture I posted above:)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-06, 01:30 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,739
Posted By sleepystarz

Merlin, re-read your original post. Since price...

Merlin, re-read your original post. Since price is secondary to quality and performance, you should really consider a Parlee with custom specs.

It is currently about $4500 with forks (yes, price...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-06, 04:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,812
Posted By sleepystarz

Flipping the stem would look much nicer...

Flipping the stem would look much nicer aesthetically but if it works for him.... not really sure what else needs to be done but those reflectors serve a good purpose even if they look like s#$t. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-06, 04:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,695
Posted By sleepystarz

Not sure who came up with that but I hear it all...

Not sure who came up with that but I hear it all the time in the motorcycle world. Sounds fitting for someone sitting inside a "cage" vs. the people on 2 wheels with no bumpers....but I admit it's a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-06, 03:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,042
Posted By sleepystarz

Yup, as koffee stated it's not that simple to...

Yup, as koffee stated it's not that simple to just come here and buy a frame.

I'm living in Taiwan for work right now. It can be difficult to even get something like Giant direct from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-06, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By sleepystarz

Definately agree with this. Using something as...

Definately agree with this. Using something as expensive as that Reynolds PT setup just seems outrageous, especially since it's for racing where crashes are more likely. I guess if you've got the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-06, 06:34 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 46,125
Posted By sleepystarz

NICE...definately looks a lot cleaner after the...

NICE...definately looks a lot cleaner after the "heatgun" mod. Nothing a little creativity can't fix.

BTW, the 03? record cranks look just great. Your bike is way too clean :D It would be...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-06, 12:22 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,577
Posted By sleepystarz

+1 ...

+1

http://www.kreuzotter.de/english/espeed.htm
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-06, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By sleepystarz

I posted the links in order to help you with this...

I posted the links in order to help you with this comment.

As far as wheels in your price range, sorry I don't know too much about wheels at $200, although I'm sure there are some decent ones. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-06, 11:16 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,577
Posted By sleepystarz

Sounds like another inaccurate alternative that...

Sounds like another inaccurate alternative that most likely estimates power rather than directly measure it like a ergomo, powertap etc. These directions for setup just look silly to me.


"Using...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-06, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By sleepystarz

I've actually found all sorts of info about...

I've actually found all sorts of info about wheels by searching this thread... you can also go here:

http://sheldonbrown.com/wheels/index.html

And go here to get an idea about buying custom...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-06, 09:30 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,739
Posted By sleepystarz

To the OP... is money just burning a hole through...

To the OP... is money just burning a hole through your pocket? If you've got a decent amount to spend I'll suggest a few frames:


CYFAC TIGRE
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-06, 12:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By sleepystarz

Sounds like a decent deal to me. Mike at...

Sounds like a decent deal to me.

Mike at oddsandendos.com is building me a powertap right now. The rear wheel cost me $1050 shipped with powertap SL. I'm using the niobium 30mm aero rim with 28...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-06, 04:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,408
Posted By sleepystarz

B-jet ~ may I ask what toptube and seattube...

B-jet ~ may I ask what toptube and seattube length that bike is?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-06, 02:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,120
Posted By sleepystarz

Interesting...for me the cutoff of increasing PSI...

Interesting...for me the cutoff of increasing PSI in exchange for better rolling resistance is 120psi. Given my weight it seems I'll waste more energy fighting irregularities with pressures higher...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-06, 02:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,120
Posted By sleepystarz

BrianAllen ~ very interesting, thanks for...

BrianAllen ~ very interesting, thanks for posting. Goes right along with 2rodies logic posted below you. Of course on roads with hills, bumps, various turns, less than perfect conditions etc. the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-06, 12:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,761
Posted By sleepystarz

It's defintately hit or miss when companies are...

It's defintately hit or miss when companies are deciding how to design. Some guys actually buy jerseys because of lots of logos, designs. Other guys buy a jersey because of no logos, simple design....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-06, 12:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,120
Posted By sleepystarz

I've thought the same thing as well... but...

I've thought the same thing as well... but again... it is probably a much bigger benefit to have the INCREASED PUNCTURE RESISTANCE and BETTER HANDLING of the tubular ~~ both of which are critical for...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-06, 12:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,120
Posted By sleepystarz

And to add to this some other reasons the pros...

And to add to this some other reasons the pros will still prefer tubulars~ 4) They don't flat as easily as clinchers...big deal when you're decending at their speeds. 5) Usually provide better...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-06, 12:20 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,408
Posted By sleepystarz

Very nice Rad. What a transformation from it's...

Very nice Rad. What a transformation from it's beginnings.

Is that Fizik tape on the bars?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-06, 11:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,761
Posted By sleepystarz

To the OP... it's DUCATI... not Ducatti :D No...

To the OP... it's DUCATI... not Ducatti :D No harm intended, just letting you know:)

Leather is expensive and if your friend can't afford a new jacket for the busa...might as well rock the ducati...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-06, 11:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,408
Posted By sleepystarz

http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/5769/21009wf.jp...

http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/5769/21009wf.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-06, 09:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,115
Posted By sleepystarz

Interesting thoughts... I'm definately not a Cat...

Interesting thoughts... I'm definately not a Cat 1, and probably at too low of a cadence as you mention. I have a habit of liking to grind it out in the 53 ring.

Anyway, I'll probably stick...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-06, 07:18 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,018
Posted By sleepystarz

^^^ :D I'm usually pretty beat up after a...

^^^ :D

I'm usually pretty beat up after a 15 minute session. I saw a guy that couldn't even pull himself out of his kart after a session once. That should give people doubting karts an idea of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-06, 02:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,803
Posted By sleepystarz

If you're just looking for typical lists of the...

If you're just looking for typical lists of the components people use to write up their build sheet, have a look here:

http://www.light-bikes.com/BikeGallery/BikeSelect.asp?catid=3

I go there...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-06, 12:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,148
Posted By sleepystarz

1996 Trek 2100 weighs 18.5lbs ready to ride...

1996 Trek 2100 weighs 18.5lbs ready to ride (cages, computer etc). It's a 52cm w/ Ksyrium SLs and Ultegra components.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-06, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 728
Posted By sleepystarz

:rolleyes: Whatever. Cool jersey...

:rolleyes: Whatever.


Cool jersey patriot. I'd like to get one for my dad even though he refuses to take up cycling. He's recovering from a bypass surgery so I guess he could use it to work...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-06, 11:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,692
Posted By sleepystarz

+1 on the BB shell section. This is probably the...

+1 on the BB shell section. This is probably the biggest part of the equation.

I recently got a Clavicula crankset for my Fondriest build (thing cost more than my entire Trek) but without the BB...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-06, 11:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,258
Posted By sleepystarz

You're right, the pressures and speeds are not...

You're right, the pressures and speeds are not normal, at least not for pros and most racers.... these numbers (psi and speed) were simply used as a base to test the tires. Sure, they could have...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-06, 11:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,258
Posted By sleepystarz

Which brings me to a 4th reason why the pros...

Which brings me to a 4th reason why the pros probably pick the tubulars:

They are more resistant to flats. This is of course very important during a race, as a flat can be detrimental.

This is...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-06, 11:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,258
Posted By sleepystarz

Another thing I forgot to mention... the tests...

Another thing I forgot to mention... the tests were all done at 7bar (101.5 psi) and 30km/hr. For something like a 40k TT like in the example above I'm sure the pros pump their tubulars up a bit...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-06, 11:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,258
Posted By sleepystarz

DRLski - the * means it's tubular. ...

DRLski - the * means it's tubular.




Grasschopper, you bring up a good point. I can think of 3 reasons why, but this is just my guess:

1. Tubulars are much better when they flat, as they...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-06, 10:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,115
Posted By sleepystarz

Also, I never really feel like I need anything...

Also, I never really feel like I need anything more than 39/23 gearing on hills. As I mentioned earlier, it really comes down to what you will be riding, and how you like to ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-06, 10:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,115
Posted By sleepystarz

I was on standard 53/39 and recently tried a...

I was on standard 53/39 and recently tried a crankset I received for a good price. It is 50/36 (compact) and I don't like it as much. I'm always on 11/23 cassette as well.

Reason I don't like...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-06, 10:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,258
Posted By sleepystarz

And here's an algorithm someone made as far as...

And here's an algorithm someone made as far as what these numbers could mean in the real world.


0.5 FA, .5 drag coefficient, at sea level, 85kg rider+bike, 310w, slope 0%, no wind,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-06, 10:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,258
Posted By sleepystarz

Here's a test that Tour Mag did a while back on...

Here's a test that Tour Mag did a while back on tire rolling resistence. Take the info as you wish, but I found it pretty interesting.

**Lower Crr means better rolling resistence (less)**

...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-06, 07:26 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 46,125
Posted By sleepystarz

Yup, I used eggbeaters for a bit on my Sidis, no...

Yup, I used eggbeaters for a bit on my Sidis, no mods needed.... those bronze-colored crankbrothers cleats bolt right up without any adapter plates. Still like my speedplays better though and will...
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