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Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-12, 09:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,060
Posted By Treefox

Sounds like a touring bike might suit.

Sounds like a touring bike might suit.
11-30-12, 09:52 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,009
Posted By Treefox

Yes, but it sometimes goes the way of quantity...

Yes, but it sometimes goes the way of quantity over quality.

(though coming from Bikeforums, your quality demands can't be too high - regardless, keep away from the 'trail etiquette' thread) ;)
...
11-30-12, 09:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,521
Posted By Treefox

Yup, though they have to be with fields of 60[?]...

Yup, though they have to be with fields of 60[?] or more, which can be hard to come by in some parts of the country. I never got dropped in a straight 4 race, but I didn't have enough big enough...
11-30-12, 09:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,299
Posted By Treefox

If I'm not mistaken, the Shiv Tri would be legal...

If I'm not mistaken, the Shiv Tri would be legal under the more lackadaisical USA Cycling rules which would govern a random local race (e.g. not a national calendar race or certain state champs)....
11-30-12, 09:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,521
Posted By Treefox

Well even with the higher point requirements,...

Well even with the higher point requirements, it'll make a lot more people capable of upgrades even if we don't see it for two or three years. So yeah, it'll be easier to upgrade. There'll be a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-12, 09:31 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,116
Posted By Treefox

Actually, interesting cycling-side story to it:...

Actually, interesting cycling-side story to it: The original machine was designed and built by a bunch of aeronautics engineers. The cyclist pilot (the first was a very small woman from one of our...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-12, 09:21 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,116
Posted By Treefox

Quite active. Though because they have to block...

Quite active. Though because they have to block out whole indoor stadiums, they seem to only be flying in the summers. You can even vote for them to win some prize in the next hour and 40 mins or so...
11-30-12, 09:09 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,009
Posted By Treefox

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/mabra-uscf

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/mabra-uscf
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-12, 09:05 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,346
Posted By Treefox

Much better braking from the drops b/c you've got...

Much better braking from the drops b/c you've got more leverage pulling on the end of the lever than you do from the hoods where you're pulling further up. If you can't pull the levers effectively...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-12, 08:46 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,116
Posted By Treefox

FWIW, using that chart and my Strava 5-minute...

FWIW, using that chart and my Strava 5-minute power data, an 8.5W/kg puts me between 'Exceptional' and 'World Class' - which is comical for a not-so-great Cat 3. But that may very well be Strava's...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-12, 08:38 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,116
Posted By Treefox

I've got a teammate who does that. he got...

I've got a teammate who does that. he got selected for his very low weight relative to pretty high power.
http://www.agrc.umd.edu/gamera/gamera2/index.html



Going up a hill penalizes you a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-12, 08:27 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,116
Posted By Treefox

I've got a 1-pack, haven't done a pushup in...

I've got a 1-pack, haven't done a pushup in probably nearly a decade, and doubt I could run a mile in under 7 minutes if I were to try.

But I've got big thighs to go with my spindly upper body,...
11-30-12, 08:10 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,009
Posted By Treefox

I would definitely sign up to the MABRA Google...

I would definitely sign up to the MABRA Google Group (though it's a doping disaster just now), but most teams certainly avoid posting their rides there.

Go to the nearest quality shop. Find out...
11-30-12, 08:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,372
Posted By Treefox

That is how Botto gets to 40-grand!

That is how Botto gets to 40-grand!
11-30-12, 08:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,372
Posted By Treefox

Presumably your LBS has existing relationships...

Presumably your LBS has existing relationships with apparel makers who will give you better deals than the open market, even if the LBS is operating through the screen of QBP. If not, convince the...
11-30-12, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By Treefox

Yes. Or at least it's legal for the club to let...

Yes. Or at least it's legal for the club to let you. I've had mismatched citizenships, licenses, and club memberships. It's just like the pros competing internationally (e.g. an American rider on a...
11-30-12, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By Treefox

Y'know an international license is free in the UK...

Y'know an international license is free in the UK (if you own a domestic license - you just have to ask for it and you get a sort of addendum letter). I find the $100+ USA Cycling charge pretty...
11-30-12, 07:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,020
Posted By Treefox

Just don't be the clown with 42cm bars who goes...

Just don't be the clown with 42cm bars who goes for the 40cm gap, then panics.
11-30-12, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By Treefox

Old school leather.

Old school leather.
11-30-12, 07:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,521
Posted By Treefox

Yeah, I'd have become a 3 a while earlier with...

Yeah, I'd have become a 3 a while earlier with this.

I know some upper cat guys who are not happy; feeling like it devalues the 1s and 2s.

I figure if it evens out the numbers in races it's a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-12, 08:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,479
Posted By Treefox

Sure, you can find Reynolds 520 frames at big-box...

Sure, you can find Reynolds 520 frames at big-box stores like Kmart and Walmart. Mostly on Schwinns, actually, Google would suggest.

Schwinn has become a strange beast... There's a lot of crap...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-12, 08:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,479
Posted By Treefox

FWIW, DC isn't a very wet place - I've never put...

FWIW, DC isn't a very wet place - I've never put my fenders on my commuter in the four years since I came back. Then again, I change at work - not like I'm splashing road water on the butt of a suit....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-12, 08:15 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,619
Posted By Treefox

If you're really crafty, you'd choose some...

If you're really crafty, you'd choose some reasonably obscure minor Euro continental team. Then there might be a moment of pause...

"Wait, that guy's in last year's full Androni Giocattoli kit......
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-12, 07:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 786
Posted By Treefox

That's the sort of thing I tell people when I...

That's the sort of thing I tell people when I direct them to the bike shop that sponsors my team. ;) Yeah, really nothing less than a Colnago C59 with Campy EPS shined to a sparkle with the sweat of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-12, 07:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 786
Posted By Treefox

Only cycling is acceptable. That's why we...

Only cycling is acceptable. That's why we ostracize the triathletes.

But if it's for a girl, we can look the other way this once.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-12, 07:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,479
Posted By Treefox

Do a search on these forums for Bikesdirect. ...

Do a search on these forums for Bikesdirect.

Highly polarizing, to put it in kind terms.

It's a generic frame with nothing notable to say about it. 'CroMo' is what you'd get at Kmart; Reynolds...
07-05-12, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,851
Posted By Treefox

If you've got the cash to drop on wheels like...

If you've got the cash to drop on wheels like those, I wouldn't be turning to BikeForums for your answers. Go into a shop, say, "Hi, I'm looking to drop two and a half K on a pair of wheels. I'd like...
07-05-12, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,268
Posted By Treefox

If USAC and/or your regional entity license it as...

If USAC and/or your regional entity license it as a circuit race, it's a circuit race. If it's not immediately obvious from the name of the race, ask the promoter.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-12, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By Treefox

1. Possibly Hudz. Other brands are available. ...

1. Possibly Hudz. Other brands are available.

2. The 6600 and 5600 rubber hood bits were interchangeable, but I'm going to guess the new Ultegra and 105 are not. But I don't know.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-12, 07:13 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,619
Posted By Treefox

I'd say that in most situations, who the hell...

I'd say that in most situations, who the hell cares. I'll laugh at you if I see you in most jerseys made by Primal (or similar), but you shouldn't care that I'm laughing at you.

Exceptions:
- If...
12-26-11, 03:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,826
Posted By Treefox

I've used Sugoi, Champsys, Nalini, and ImpSport...

I've used Sugoi, Champsys, Nalini, and ImpSport custom.

I think ChampSys has been covered, though the improved chamois you can pay extra for is certainly an improvement.

ImpSport is kind of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-11, 11:09 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,033
Posted By Treefox

Ha ha; that happened to me in the British...

Ha ha; that happened to me in the British university TTT championship several years back - except the whole handlebar assembly rotated down at the stem by about 30 degrees. TT bars pointed down at...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-11, 11:02 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,033
Posted By Treefox

Definitely interesting. Puts in a good word for...

Definitely interesting. Puts in a good word for having solid QC.


I'm wondering if the Cutter bars in question were Bonktown specials (I've never seen Cutter as a brand anywhere but Bonktown)....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-11, 10:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 669
Posted By Treefox

If you're worried about falling with clipless,...

If you're worried about falling with clipless, get used to the bike with platform pedals first, then switch back over.

Don't worry about the big/big small/small gear issue; you'll hear the chain...
11-08-11, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By Treefox

Sport and Spinal just did one too. You can...

Sport and Spinal just did one too.

You can always just show up to Greenbelt in the Spring and go wild in the shattered field. (tragic there's no Tradezone anymore)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-11, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By Treefox

VCGraphix...

VCGraphix (http://www.vcgraphix.com/en/Store/products.asp?subCatID=150&subCatName=Wheel+Name+Stickers&mainCatName=Bicycle+Products) does some basic ones.

Also look into the model airplane/train...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-11, 07:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,843
Posted By Treefox

Skoda Octavia...

Skoda Octavia (http://www.flickr.com/photos/uhcprocycling/5453660725/lightbox/).
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-11, 07:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,966
Posted By Treefox

Can also happen if you set up your derailleur...

Can also happen if you set up your derailleur after forgetting the 10-speed spacer ring on Shimano, then realize you've forgotten it, and put it back in, thus moving the whole cassette outboard...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-11, 08:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,622
Posted By Treefox

I'm no Lance fanboy, but that TT stage when he...

I'm no Lance fanboy, but that TT stage when he catches Ullrich (clip starts at 2:28) is awesome - - you can see the slight turn of Ullrich's head as Lance comes alongside into his field of view. That...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-11, 07:48 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,262
Posted By Treefox

Meh, yeah, but (and trying seriously to rise...

Meh, yeah, but (and trying seriously to rise above the snark here) it was such a forced intentional effort to look like they were so very nonconformist - particularly later when they were putting...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-11, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By Treefox

Except many of the ones that aren't mass-start.

Except many of the ones that aren't mass-start.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-11, 03:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 906
Posted By Treefox

Team's winter kit order came in this past week. I...

Team's winter kit order came in this past week. I made use of it today and it was the first time this autumn that I'd needed to. Convenient that.

The Marine Corps Marathon cramped my style, though...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-11, 03:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 652
Posted By Treefox

You'll feel more difference with the wheels. ...

You'll feel more difference with the wheels.

FWIW, Mavic Aksium wheels and Ultegra cranks are in the Bonktown rotation at the moment.

Though, while the Aksiums would be nicer than the Vistas,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-11, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By Treefox

The CAAD10s are great rides. A whole bunch of...

The CAAD10s are great rides. A whole bunch of guys on my team are on CAAD10s, having sold various carbon bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-11, 05:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,621
Posted By Treefox

Like the bargain rack at a shop, there's a reason...

Like the bargain rack at a shop, there's a reason it's there. Maybe it's ok and it's just last year's color or only odd sizes remaining. Or maybe it's energy gels that are quick approaching the...
10-26-11, 06:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,088
Posted By Treefox

Told ya...

Told ya (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/garmin-move-on-after-bigmat-sponsorship-deal-collapses).

Fortunately they've got a sugar daddy in Doug Ellis - who can apparently just cough up more cash....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-11, 08:00 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,262
Posted By Treefox

Post of the day. The whole spray paint...

Post of the day.


The whole spray paint thing (http://velonews.competitor.com/2009/02/road/atoc-tech-rock-racing-has-a-new-bike-and-a-new-race-leader_87905)...

And this is actually a great...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-11, 07:51 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,262
Posted By Treefox

The riders who didn't get paid certainly did.

The riders who didn't get paid certainly did.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-11, 03:24 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,262
Posted By Treefox

Woah boy... It's the stuff of hilarity and...

Woah boy...

It's the stuff of hilarity and legend.

In short, they hired a bunch of ex-dopers and 'badboys' before neglecting to pay their salaries and were stingy with things like jerseys. They...
10-25-11, 03:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By Treefox

We've already got a tentative calendar here in...

We've already got a tentative calendar here in the Mid-Atlantic. It's pretty much full. Though this past season we were plagued by cancellations.
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