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Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-12, 08:27 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 101,179
Posted By navyasw02

I'm Navy stationed overseas in Japan. I finally...

I'm Navy stationed overseas in Japan. I finally got my bike out for the first time last weekend and had a fun, but slightly scary ride through downtown Yokohama traffic. Looking forward to hitting...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-12, 08:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,479
Posted By navyasw02

Di2 external wiring

I'm thinking about upgrading my bike from 7800 to Di2. My frame doesn't have internal cable routing, so I'll have to use the external wiring setup. Has anybody had any issues with external routing?...
09-09-10, 04:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,724
Posted By navyasw02

Could be the parent's wheels on the kid's bike. ...

Could be the parent's wheels on the kid's bike. My money would be on the girl on the blue bike next to this kid.
07-11-10, 08:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,920
Posted By navyasw02

I liked the ones from the ToC too, especially...

I liked the ones from the ToC too, especially during the champagne fight at the end of the tour.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-10, 07:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,891
Posted By navyasw02

Not at all, it's the difference between needs and...

Not at all, it's the difference between needs and wants. Do pro racers need the top of the line stuff? Yes, they get paid to win and every advantage they can get means that they have a higher...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-10, 04:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,891
Posted By navyasw02

The two are apples and oranges. Unlike luxury...

The two are apples and oranges. Unlike luxury cars, cycling is an athletic sport that requires both skill and strength. All I'm saying is that if you go out and buy some of the most expensive, top...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-10, 01:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,891
Posted By navyasw02

People who buy $6k wheels either want the best,...

People who buy $6k wheels either want the best, need the best, or want to show that they have the best. I doubt anybody posting on this board needs the best.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-10, 01:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,891
Posted By navyasw02

First, there isnt much availability for the RZRs...

First, there isnt much availability for the RZRs yet, I doubt anybody has them. Second, there's not much point in these wheels unless you're a pro racer and as of the Tour of California, not even...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-10, 07:22 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-10, 07:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,775
Posted By navyasw02

Definitely need a 60 or 62. I'm 6'0 and I ride a...

Definitely need a 60 or 62. I'm 6'0 and I ride a 57.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-10, 10:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,424
Posted By navyasw02

I gotta say I love that site, especially the tech...

I gotta say I love that site, especially the tech docs they have. There's one doc that shows the Reynolds SDV66's are pretty damn good at only a third of the price of the RZRs and still edged out...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-10, 03:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,364
Posted By navyasw02

You may be correct, but: ...

You may be correct, but:

http://www.cladtechnologies.com/Articles/Hardness%20vs.%20Wear/hardness.htm

"From the foregoing, it becomes apparent that choosing materials to resist wear based on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-10, 07:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,364
Posted By navyasw02

I'm pretty certain that is incorrect. I've taken...

I'm pretty certain that is incorrect. I've taken a lot of materials science courses and never, ever heard that Titanium wear resistance is noticeably worse than steel. "Wear" as we're talking here...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-10, 10:25 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,364
Posted By navyasw02

Huh********** The largest 3 are Titanium?? Why...

Huh********** The largest 3 are Titanium?? Why would those wear faster than stainless steel?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-10, 01:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,822
Posted By navyasw02

i hear the search function makes a great helmet. ...

i hear the search function makes a great helmet. This question comes up about every week.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-10, 05:09 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,391
Posted By navyasw02

Every time I see her I think she's the prettiest...

Every time I see her I think she's the prettiest drag queen I've ever seen.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-10, 12:47 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,391
Posted By navyasw02

She would be hotter if she didnt have hands that...

She would be hotter if she didnt have hands that look like mine. I bet she has other man parts that look like mine too.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-10, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By navyasw02

I would advise you to get off the internets and...

I would advise you to get off the internets and go to the doctor. Have the doctor check you for common sense too.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-10, 09:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 996
Posted By navyasw02

According to...

According to http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/16/health/nutrition/16run.html the lactic acid stuff we all learned is just an old wives tale.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-10, 04:39 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,438
Posted By navyasw02

Ok. In laymans terms - Carbon = expensive. More...

Ok. In laymans terms - Carbon = expensive. More carbon = more expensive.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-10, 04:36 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,938
Posted By navyasw02

I dont think it's really a big thing to get bent...

I dont think it's really a big thing to get bent out of shape about. The article was about him being older right? I think their photoshop job was very fitting to match the context of the article if...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-10, 01:58 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,938
Posted By navyasw02

True for photojournalism, but this isn't...

True for photojournalism, but this isn't photojournalism. This is a studio shot for the cover of a magazine. The addition of the text on the shirt highlights the tone of the article. I think they...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-10, 09:29 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,037
Posted By navyasw02

Marketing... You see Trek, Specialized,...

Marketing... You see Trek, Specialized, Cannondale, and Cervelo ads every 3 seconds on TV. I haven't seen a single Giant ad on TV.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-10, 09:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,678
Posted By navyasw02

Honestly, that's not a bad price for the Di2...

Honestly, that's not a bad price for the Di2 upgrade. Just a rough search on google, DA7900 shifters and derailleurs run about 1000-1300ish anyway. Di2 will just get cheaper, so maybe in a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-10, 04:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,770
Posted By navyasw02

Now you're calling the guy poor???? Now his...

Now you're calling the guy poor???? Now his panties will be double twisted!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-10, 02:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,770
Posted By navyasw02

Slightly off topic - Craigslist has its goods and...

Slightly off topic - Craigslist has its goods and bads and I think it all depends on the area. I also run a wedding photography business on the side and in DC it was great a few years ago when we...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-10, 10:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 772
Posted By navyasw02

I imagine they're good, but before you buy some...

I imagine they're good, but before you buy some check out ebay. Recently there's been quite a few DV46's and SDV66's in good/like new/new condition listed for the same price or less than Assaults.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-10, 04:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,789
Posted By navyasw02

Just out of curiosity, like someone else posted...

Just out of curiosity, like someone else posted earlier, how similar are equally spec'd bikes? If you rode the top of the line Trek, then the top of the line Cervelo, and so forth till you've ridden...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-10, 04:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,177
Posted By navyasw02

Who cares?

Who cares?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-10, 04:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,909
Posted By navyasw02

For 5000K buy a bike... with a plane attached. ...

For 5000K buy a bike... with a plane attached. For $5000, save some money and buy a late model used carbon top of the line bike and put the savings into carbon wheels. I used craigslist and ebay to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-10, 09:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 660
Posted By navyasw02

The best thing for those rides is to just stop at...

The best thing for those rides is to just stop at every rest station and eat, drink, relax, and take care of nature. You're already paying for the food, so might as well eat it and it's not a race...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-10, 08:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,265
Posted By navyasw02

To the negative posters - personally I think it's...

To the negative posters - personally I think it's kinda tacky to bash the guy's service in a public forum. If you've got issues with his service, you should probably bring them up with him. If...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-10, 11:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,428
Posted By navyasw02

Where'd the 5 year shelf life rule come from? Is...

Where'd the 5 year shelf life rule come from? Is it just an old wives tale or is it actually written somewhere legit? I think it's a bunch of bull.

And to the OP - grow a sack and pick a damn...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-10, 05:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,475
Posted By navyasw02

$50k is a bargain for possibly the ugliest bike...

$50k is a bargain for possibly the ugliest bike I've ever seen.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-10, 10:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,239
Posted By navyasw02

For hand numbness, I'd recommend getting some...

For hand numbness, I'd recommend getting some well padded gloves like the Pearl Izumi Select Gel gloves. I used to have the outer half of my hand and forearms go numb, but I dont have that problem...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-10, 09:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,720
Posted By navyasw02

I was wondering the same thing. I did a google...

I was wondering the same thing. I did a google search and found on some other forums that most people think the fit is almost the same, but the Sweep is a better value. I just ordered a sweep for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-10, 11:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,214
Posted By navyasw02

Good to know that this topic has been beaten to...

Good to know that this topic has been beaten to death since 2005. Please continue the flogging.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-10, 12:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,915
Posted By navyasw02

My FSA K force light 172.5 works great, no...

My FSA K force light 172.5 works great, no problems. Shifts fine, rides fine, looks fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-10, 06:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 925
Posted By navyasw02

Saw this at the Tour of California. Interesting...

Saw this at the Tour of California. Interesting concept, unfortunately they didnt have a demo unit while I was there.

http://www.stylintrucks.com/parts.aspx?partfamilyid=23551&x=70095&scid=FROOGLE
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-10, 09:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,965
Posted By navyasw02

While I haven't biked in all the states I've...

While I haven't biked in all the states I've lived, I'd recommend New Hampshire, Maine, and California.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-10, 06:52 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,873
Posted By navyasw02

Awesome. What frameset is that? I've got an 08...

Awesome. What frameset is that? I've got an 08 928SL and I love it.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-10, 06:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,351
Posted By navyasw02

Really? You personally tested their blood...

Really? You personally tested their blood samples?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-10, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By navyasw02

Nice pics. I got some good shots at the finish...

Nice pics. I got some good shots at the finish in SC the other day.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-10, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By navyasw02

My SDV66's came with Reynolds branded black pads...

My SDV66's came with Reynolds branded black pads that said carbon on the package.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-10, 07:21 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,950
Posted By navyasw02

Here's a partial list of all the things that are...

Here's a partial list of all the things that are dangerous:
1. Eating
2. Crossing the street
3. Taking a shower
4. Being alive

Things in moderation are fine. If you enjoy complete...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-10, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By navyasw02

Best case scenario, you're only saving yourself...

Best case scenario, you're only saving yourself about 11% of the cross wind force by running a 404 rear and a 303 front and about 60 grams of weight. If the 303 was free and you were really trying...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-10, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By navyasw02

Im curious, what would really be the advantage of...

Im curious, what would really be the advantage of using two different sizes? The 404 isnt really that deep. I can see it if you're using an 808 rear.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-10, 09:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By navyasw02

Thanks, I'll try another adapter. My pump works...

Thanks, I'll try another adapter. My pump works fine with all my other wheels, but just not with the valve extenders.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-10, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By navyasw02

The wheels are too deep. The longest valve I've...

The wheels are too deep. The longest valve I've seen are 60mms and the wheel is 66.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-10, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By navyasw02

I do have a PSI indicator, but it doesnt work...

I do have a PSI indicator, but it doesnt work with the valve extender and the rim is too deep to place the pump head directly on the valve.
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