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Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-13, 10:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,735
Posted By wacomme

So, other than the right/left balance of the...

So, other than the right/left balance of the Elsa, the only difference between the Elsa and Riken is 100g, or 1/4 lb. for a $400 price difference.
02-03-13, 06:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,682
Posted By wacomme

Now that's a reasonable price. Now if someone...

Now that's a reasonable price. Now if someone could offer Powertap calibration for less than $350 . . .
02-03-13, 10:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,682
Posted By wacomme

I don't want to rag on Saris too much since...

I don't want to rag on Saris too much since overall my SL 2.4 hub has been a good deal for me. However, in the past 4.5 years I've sent it back to Saris three times (under warranty) for either...
02-02-13, 11:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,682
Posted By wacomme

I just upgraded from PT to Quarq with the same...

I just upgraded from PT to Quarq with the same scenario as above. I also like that I can calibrate the Quarq. Saris wants $350 to replace the rough bearings and to calibrate.
02-02-13, 11:15 AM
Replies: 680
Views: 37,479
Posted By wacomme

Although I think Chris Carmichael is in the...

Although I think Chris Carmichael is in the doghouse along with Lance Armstrong, I like Carmichael's ten core exercises. They have improved my form and alleviated my sore back on the bike.
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02-02-13, 11:08 AM
Replies: 680
Views: 37,479
Posted By wacomme

I have a chronic sore back and major spinal...

I have a chronic sore back and major spinal stenosis. Dead lifts have helped my back immensely. Form is essential.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-12, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By wacomme

I don't have any such carbon repair shop...

I don't have any such carbon repair shop available for inspection. And the bike would have to be shipped from California to Colorado for the inspection with me paying shipping both ways if it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-12, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By wacomme

Probably so. There's also a bike shop demo Slice...

Probably so. There's also a bike shop demo Slice 5 for sale on eBay - less than 100 miles ridden. Heavier, but less risky.

If it's a hill climb race greater than 4% grade, I will use my road...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-12, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By wacomme

There is a 14 day return policy. I have a bike...

There is a 14 day return policy. I have a bike shop that can inspect the bike, though the mechanic isn't a frame specialist.

I'm buying the bike to race time trials, so bike weight is somewhat...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-12, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By wacomme

Buying a Well Used Carbon Bike on eBay

There's currently a 2009 Cannondale Slice for sale on eBay I'm eying for $1500. It has the hi-mod frame and nice components (Dura-ace 7800, carbon cranks and bars). However, the bike is well used as...
11-12-12, 09:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,881
Posted By wacomme

We can commiserate together. I have 10 pounds to...

We can commiserate together. I have 10 pounds to lose and started the process a few days ago. This time of year is a great time to lose the weight. I, too, am trying to get used to being hungry most...
11-11-12, 09:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,153
Posted By wacomme

This is my primary reason for weight lifting,...

This is my primary reason for weight lifting, that and core.
11-11-12, 09:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,891
Posted By wacomme

This is also my testing ground of choice. It's...

This is also my testing ground of choice. It's nice that it's literally in my backyard.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-12, 11:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,171
Posted By wacomme

Rollerblading seems to be the best option. It's...

Rollerblading seems to be the best option. It's worth a try.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-12, 11:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,671
Posted By wacomme

I've used these pedals for over a decade. Works...

I've used these pedals for over a decade. Works for me. Just replace the cleats on a regular basis.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-12, 10:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,171
Posted By wacomme

Need a New Low-impact Sport for the Off-Season

I need a new sport. It's the off-season. I'll still ride my bike. I will also increase my gym time with strength training and yoga, and I'll swim some (not my favorite). But with a bad back (spinal...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-12, 10:09 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,427
Posted By wacomme

I don't patch. While I can appreciate patching...

I don't patch. While I can appreciate patching for the cost of new tubes, it's the lack of reliability as for why I dont patch. I've seen too many patched tubes fail, with the result being cutting...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-12, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 842
Posted By wacomme

Boy, I can empathize. The last two hours of my...

Boy, I can empathize. The last two hours of my ride yesterday was miserable. Dehydration is an awful state. Luckily, I made it back to my car without incident.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-12, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By wacomme

Yes. Get a fit. That's what I did. Now I know...

Yes. Get a fit. That's what I did. Now I know what to shop for to get a proper fit. I ride a 58 road bike. Most, but not all, tt bikes will be 58 too.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-12, 09:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,977
Posted By wacomme

I bought the Alloy and so far I'm very happy with...

I bought the Alloy and so far I'm very happy with it. The choice of the Alloy wasn't so much the cost, but the aesthetics of the wood handle.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-12, 12:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,977
Posted By wacomme

I use my pump daily. My last pump, a Blackburn...

I use my pump daily. My last pump, a Blackburn TP5, lasted me 15+ years. Before that I used a Silca. When my TP5 failed, I got it replaced with an Air Tower HP as part of a lifetime warranty. Three...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-12, 11:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,977
Posted By wacomme

Lezyne Alloy vs. CNC Floor Pumps?

I need a new pump today. Blackburn lifetime warranty is great, but their pumps are awful. I've read the forums and I'll buy either the Alloy or CNC pump, but which one? What are the differences...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-12, 09:23 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,444
Posted By wacomme

I agree. They freak me out too.

I agree. They freak me out too.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-12, 05:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,000
Posted By wacomme

I use powder mix in my bottles, and don't seem to...

I use powder mix in my bottles, and don't seem to have any issue with contaminated bottles. The dishwasher seems to work for me. Perhaps it's because I live in a dry climate - Colorado. Then again, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-12, 08:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,000
Posted By wacomme

Dishwasher. Of all things, this is something I...

Dishwasher. Of all things, this is something I just don't worry about.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-12, 08:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,196
Posted By wacomme

I like my UNOs better than my Milles.

I like my UNOs better than my Milles.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-12, 09:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,650
Posted By wacomme

That's the post I have, and the Pro fits just...

That's the post I have, and the Pro fits just fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-12, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 584
Posted By wacomme

I love my Alchemy hubs.

I love my Alchemy hubs.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-12, 07:40 AM
06-23-12, 08:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,108
Posted By wacomme

I've heard the same thing from bike shop guys....

I've heard the same thing from bike shop guys. I'm a 45 + 4 racer. I can't imagine anyone nailing me for non-UCI rules, but . . .
06-23-12, 08:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 593
Posted By wacomme

I'll register soon.

I'll register soon.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-12, 08:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,999
Posted By wacomme

I had a fun race yesterday near Canon City, CO....

I had a fun race yesterday near Canon City, CO. 102 degrees! I tried ice socks (Garmin team and Allen Lim). While still very hot, the ice socks worked wonders.

Otherwise, head to the high country....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-12, 12:04 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,060
Posted By wacomme

Keywin

Keywin
Forum: Foo
06-14-12, 10:30 PM
Replies: 1,784
Views: 252,536
Posted By wacomme

I used to collect watches, and then sold them...

I used to collect watches, and then sold them off. I haven't worn a watch for five years. However, this thread is making my sickness return. Ugh! Stop the madness! I can't afford this hobby!
Forum: Foo
06-14-12, 10:24 PM
Replies: 1,784
Views: 252,536
Posted By wacomme

I love all three of your watches. Great styling.

I love all three of your watches. Great styling.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-12, 07:30 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,669
Posted By wacomme

I find the 23c's expand in size to 25's. A nice...

I find the 23c's expand in size to 25's. A nice benefit.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-12, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By wacomme

I tried the SMP Dynamic and Evolution saddles. I...

I tried the SMP Dynamic and Evolution saddles. I spent two weeks on each adjusting them constantly. The Evolution was better than the Dynamic (narrower), but neither was as comfortable as the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-12, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By wacomme

I've tried all of the Fizik, Specialized, WTB,...

I've tried all of the Fizik, Specialized, WTB, and several SMP saddles.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-12, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By wacomme

This saddle looks interesting, but I'm a little...

This saddle looks interesting, but I'm a little hesitant due to the lack of a center channel. I had problems with numbness when I rode Fizik saddles.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-12, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By wacomme

The overall width of the 130mm saddle is fine. My...

The overall width of the 130mm saddle is fine. My sit bones fit perfectly on it. However, the saddle feels somewhat wide between the legs; I tend to squeeze the saddle with my legs when pedaling,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-12, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By wacomme

Narrow saddle

I have narrow sit bones. I need a narrow saddle, especially narrow between the legs. I currently ride a Specialized Romin Evo Pro, 130mm width. It's manaageable, good for overall width, but still too...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-12, 06:21 PM
05-24-12, 03:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,262
Posted By wacomme

I have decent base.

I have decent base.
05-24-12, 03:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,262
Posted By wacomme

Hmm. May be I should go easy today, do the VO2Max...

Hmm. May be I should go easy today, do the VO2Max work tomorrow, easy Saturday, then SST work Sunday and Monday. After all, my TT in 3.5 weeks is 40K.

During rest week I'll try to get in 2 SST...
05-24-12, 02:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,262
Posted By wacomme

I'm old too. Perhaps three hard consecutive days...

I'm old too. Perhaps three hard consecutive days isn't a good idea. I'll do a tempo ride today instead. Then intervals (5x5x5) tomorrow, easy day Saturday, endurance Sunday, 2 x 30' FTP Monday, then...
05-24-12, 01:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,262
Posted By wacomme

So, essentially, three hard intervals days of...

So, essentially, three hard intervals days of similar type doesn't reap the same improvement benefits (FTP increase) as alternating interval and easier days, correct?
05-24-12, 01:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,262
Posted By wacomme

I'm not familiar with the AWC acronym. My...

I'm not familiar with the AWC acronym.

My idea is to have relatively short but intense workouts for three consecutive days. Yesterday was a combo of threshold and VO2Max efforts (push/pull FTP)....
05-24-12, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,262
Posted By wacomme

Three Consecutive Days of Hard Intervals

I have a rest week coming up next week (3 week/1 week periodization), and I'm wanting to pump up my FTP for a 40K TT June 16th. Is there any benefit to doing three consecutive days of hard intervals...
05-17-12, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,538
Posted By wacomme

If you have the money to spend, why not spend it...

If you have the money to spend, why not spend it on wind-tunnel testing? That would likely be your biggest gain.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-12, 09:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,651
Posted By wacomme

I have a set of Stan's 340 rims, CXRay spokes,...

I have a set of Stan's 340 rims, CXRay spokes, and Alchemy hubs - strong and very light. I want some aero rims, so I'll be looking at carbon. And since I live in Colorado and ride a lot of mountains,...
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