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04-21-12, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,004
Posted By mikerhymeswith

Junior 10-12 y/o CX Racing Bikes

I've googled this topic until the cows came home. I've watched the juniors wrestling heavy mtb bikes. We have a Fuji Ace 24". We checked out the Novara 26" bike. Both of these bikes are heavy. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-12, 04:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By mikerhymeswith

1upUSA; probably most compact; no front wheel...

1upUSA; probably most compact; no front wheel block needed; power curve similar to road; very easy to mount/dismount bike
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-12, 04:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By mikerhymeswith

seatpost angle affects setback as well; most...

seatpost angle affects setback as well; most production road bikes seem to fall in the 73-74 deg. range; one degree significance increases as seat height increases; body position and cadence most...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-12, 04:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,638
Posted By mikerhymeswith

Femur length factors in I believe. I like 175 and...

Femur length factors in I believe. I like 175 and have a 31ish inseam. Seatpost setback and height, and seatube angle are factors as well. After changing to all bikes to 175 cranks and 25mm setback...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-10-12, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By mikerhymeswith

those pics are loaded with information - like the...

those pics are loaded with information - like the die grinder strapped into a jig and put into a vise - and oh yeah, get some welding gloves; pic probably saved me from a trip to the emergency room;...
12-14-11, 05:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,694
Posted By mikerhymeswith

Lifting free-weight 1-3 sessions per week since...

Lifting free-weight 1-3 sessions per week since May for the most part; half-squats, lunges, hip stuff with bands, some dumbbell stuff; core stuff same frequency; just started alternating days for...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-11, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2,040
Views: 445,477
Posted By mikerhymeswith

Lots of inspiration here. If I post a pic of my...

Lots of inspiration here. If I post a pic of my new Paterek manual and O/A rig will I qualify for membership here? Maybe I should wait and post a pic of my first tubeset? I have no idea of what...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-11, 09:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 600
Posted By mikerhymeswith

doesn't sound good to me; take wheels back to the...

doesn't sound good to me; take wheels back to the builder and ask them to verify the wheels being true round and lateral, and same dish on both sides, and tensioning (shouldn't be any the ring too...
08-29-11, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 966
Posted By mikerhymeswith

This sums it up perfectly for cross.

This sums it up perfectly for cross.
08-27-11, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,015
Posted By mikerhymeswith

my cx bikes are different from my road bikes -...

my cx bikes are different from my road bikes - stems, spacers, crank length, pedal system

if you want help with your set up, find a shop that races cx
08-27-11, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 966
Posted By mikerhymeswith

Think I'll go tubeless for CX season and then...

Think I'll go tubeless for CX season and then drain and clean for the off-season. Caffelatex works but a buddy says it doesn't plug a hole like Stans does. Plugging a hole fast is definitely a...
08-27-11, 06:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 952
Posted By mikerhymeswith

i've got wheelset and the DA set - they are great...

i've got wheelset and the DA set - they are great - but everything about them is unique - not sure fixing them if they break is worthwhile - don't think the hubs can be re-purposed either - a true...
08-25-11, 04:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By mikerhymeswith

get to the line early - beginner class has no...

get to the line early - beginner class has no call-ups, so first come first in line; lung-busting holeshot; stay in front for the first lap; dismount well before the barrier - better to run more and...
08-25-11, 04:08 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 31,283
Posted By mikerhymeswith

this thread has some serious legs; i used a JIS...

this thread has some serious legs; i used a JIS square taper 113 BB with a sinz 175 crank; i made mine into a CX single speeder using an ENO eccentric hub in the rear; will race it this season; this...
08-24-11, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 966
Posted By mikerhymeswith

clincher, tubular, tubeless

I've used all 3 now.

Tubular - CK hubs and mavic rims - best of the best, race day only

Clincher - pinch flats, heavy, cheap, easy, yada yada

Tubeless - seems like a good idea but the...
05-03-11, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 690,183
Posted By mikerhymeswith

Tour de Moore NC 50+ - About halfway through the...

Tour de Moore NC 50+ - About halfway through the Old Man makes the break stick and takes a handful of guys with him including a rainbow jersey. As the gap widens a chase is organized - falls apart -...
09-27-10, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,144
Posted By mikerhymeswith

many choices - consider size of gravel and how...

many choices - consider size of gravel and how fast and how often you ride gravel; if you are racing, definitely give tubeless a try - i just started and have been impressed - using hutchinson...
09-27-10, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 935
Posted By mikerhymeswith

on sale (surprised?) and take another 20% off...

on sale (surprised?) and take another 20% off (wow!)

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_511246_-1_202003_10000_200456

looks similar; should be fine; you are young (assuming) so...
09-27-10, 05:10 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 33,861
Posted By mikerhymeswith

2010/09/25 threepeaksusa.com - hard until the 2nd...

2010/09/25 threepeaksusa.com - hard until the 2nd to last climb at which point it became inhumane; the last climb was steeper, had looser gravel and more ruts, and at the top you were rewarded with a...
08-04-10, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 690,183
Posted By mikerhymeswith

did not have the inside scoop on Mocksville;...

did not have the inside scoop on Mocksville; first time i raced there; sweeping the corners would make a difference; will do some other races in the series next year because of your good response;...
08-04-10, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 690,183
Posted By mikerhymeswith

mocksville nc crit part of crossroads series -...

mocksville nc crit part of crossroads series - not safe; roads were in horrible condition; roads closed at 5:30 racing at 6:15 - no one swept; Water street is an alley at race speeds and its gutter...
07-05-10, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,502
Posted By mikerhymeswith

BB spacers - cool; going with the Origin8 single...

BB spacers - cool; going with the Origin8 single speed BMX 175mm cranks first; got a response on special ordering them; will measure after installation and use the spacers to adjust; entire...
07-05-10, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,502
Posted By mikerhymeswith

..and then I found this: Sinz Expert Arm...

..and then I found this:

Sinz Expert Arm Set Black - 110bcd - 175mm
Great crank arms for the Polo Guard! Expert Square Taper Forged AL-7050 square taper interface (use 103mm BB) 5-arm 110 BCD...
07-05-10, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,502
Posted By mikerhymeswith

cx was originally done with narrow tires; ss cx...

cx was originally done with narrow tires; ss cx involves more running; a track bike with narrow chainstay clearance is another drawback - but this about a cheap rig - not an optimal rig; i'll go...
07-05-10, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,502
Posted By mikerhymeswith

Single Speed Conversion and Chainline

I want to try single speed cyclocross on the cheap this fall. I have a track bike with 120mm horizontal track dropouts. Ordered ss cog 17T, some grippy 700x25 tires, and a 34T 110 BCD chainring. BB...
06-11-10, 02:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,480
Posted By mikerhymeswith

started racing last year at race age 51 - crit,...

started racing last year at race age 51 - crit, road, cx; no prior experience; was never competitive at anything until then; racing is probably good for mental fitness as well as physical fitness; if...
06-11-10, 09:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,253
Posted By mikerhymeswith

Mavic Reflex 32H tubular ERD

I am building up a set of Mavic tubular rims with CK cross hubs. Posting ERD info. fwiw.

Mavic Reflex 32H, tubular rim, new in 2010
wheel wheel wheel
position A A B...
05-11-10, 10:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,884
Posted By mikerhymeswith

just spent 30 minutes on a reply; BF logs me out...

just spent 30 minutes on a reply; BF logs me out and tosses my reply when i hit Post Quick reply
05-10-10, 08:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,816
Posted By mikerhymeswith

beat me to the question :) looks like the rider...

beat me to the question :) looks like the rider just sat up
05-05-10, 10:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,329
Posted By mikerhymeswith

pack finish credit in a field of 50+; 19 more to...

pack finish credit in a field of 50+; 19 more to go
05-03-10, 09:57 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 20,527
Posted By mikerhymeswith

5'8" left foot 5'9" right AM weight low 150s; 52...

5'8" left foot 5'9" right AM weight low 150s; 52 y/o
05-03-10, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 478
Posted By mikerhymeswith

had a bigger response earlier but BF ate it up...

had a bigger response earlier but BF ate it up and spit it out; agree about long drive short event and muddy misery; can't wait for cross season to start up top
01-06-10, 05:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,475
Posted By mikerhymeswith

you've probably done the procedure dozens of...

you've probably done the procedure dozens of times but with my homemade press and my experience (1 time) there is some risk; i was sure of myself and my homemade press with a $100 steel frame and $50...
01-06-10, 04:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,475
Posted By mikerhymeswith

i think that's the finest crown race remover i've...

i think that's the finest crown race remover i've ever seen; i'm in for that
01-06-10, 04:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,475
Posted By mikerhymeswith

i've got the homemade press; used it on a cane...

i've got the homemade press; used it on a cane creek headset; worked

my first CK headset was installed by the LBS; i've probably spent $50 on headset work at LBS so far

for the race setter, i...
01-06-10, 01:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,475
Posted By mikerhymeswith

buy tools vs LBS service - headsets

i'm getting a new frame that uses a CK press-in headset; i have another fork replacement project too

i've been paying LBS for headset on/off service; any thoughts about buying a Park headset...
12-15-09, 05:55 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,984
Posted By mikerhymeswith

ever since the new format i find it difficult to...

ever since the new format i find it difficult to post; response is very slow; i am logged out in the time it takes to write a response; when i'm ready to post i have to log in again; then the endless...
12-15-09, 05:50 PM
Replies: 25,990
Views: 1,217,701
Posted By mikerhymeswith

finished the nccx series of cyclocross races;...

finished the nccx series of cyclocross races; totally hooked; incredible exertion levels; taken up running once a week - good for respiration development; haven't ridden the the powertap in months;...
12-08-09, 01:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,611
Posted By mikerhymeswith

kind of what i was thinking; thing i noticed...

kind of what i was thinking; thing i noticed about trail riding on the cross bike is that i could push myself to the point of exhaustion safely - not having to worry about weaving into traffic; the...
12-08-09, 01:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,611
Posted By mikerhymeswith

thing i noticed about trail riding on the cross...

thing i noticed about trail riding on the cross bike is that i could push myself to the point of exhaustion safely - not having to worry about weaving into traffic; the effort feels a lot like TT -...
12-07-09, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 457
Posted By mikerhymeswith

sweet snaps; i'm in the second shot, front row,...

sweet snaps; i'm in the second shot, front row, count 5 from right to left, blue kit, looking down and removing jacket, next to the gold/green guy; this was pre-call up

bad news about the virus;...
12-07-09, 04:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 457
Posted By mikerhymeswith

Nccx #9 cx4

2009-12-06 Su, last race in the series, coldest race yet, sunny but it rained a lot the day before, held at Tanglewood Park in Winston-Salem, NC which is a private recreational facility; cold weather...
11-25-09, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By mikerhymeswith

and we didn't get the full mud treatment either

and we didn't get the full mud treatment either
11-25-09, 06:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 724
Posted By mikerhymeswith

running - it's getting easier, try out trail...

running - it's getting easier, try out trail running with oldest son; strength training; swimming...maybe; soccer drills and skateboarding with youngest son; get a longboard skateboard and indo board...
11-24-09, 07:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,055
Posted By mikerhymeswith

it took me just a few races to swear off...

it took me just a few races to swear off computers in races; they caused me to leave the moment; speed, HR, power - i don't want it in race
11-23-09, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By mikerhymeswith

week recovery...sounds right; no g-boro for me -...

week recovery...sounds right; no g-boro for me - run out of race passes from the boss; turns out the big hill has a name: "the wall"; didn't know that at the time, but it fits
...
11-23-09, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By mikerhymeswith

Nccx #6, 7, 8

from a CX4 POV:

#6 Southern Pines; sand in the corners, sand on down hills, rutted sand around the pond; steep sand run up; some grass and pavement on which to a) recover and loose positions, or...
11-23-09, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By mikerhymeswith

My inexpert estimate is that CX laps are 6-10...

My inexpert estimate is that CX laps are 6-10 minutes for CX4s. More or less for others. Distance - no idea. I'm running completely without computers. I'm learning that computers limit me - but...
11-09-09, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By mikerhymeswith

i've been dressing too warmly but i got it right...

i've been dressing too warmly but i got it right in Charlotte and Salisbury; handling is easier to cure than fitness; anybody else get the dry-mouth? I was parched

i gotta get smoother on runups...
11-09-09, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By mikerhymeswith

i'm finding that lots of warm up makes a...

i'm finding that lots of warm up makes a difference in my performance; i'm considering scheduling an hour or more of warm up before going to the line;
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