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Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-04, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,319
Posted By Xavier

The RD600 do not use a carbon rim.

The RD600 do not use a carbon rim.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-04, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 631
Posted By Xavier

Yes. Because you do not have the pressure point...

Yes.
Because you do not have the pressure point around the waste on long rides.

However it is personal preference.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-04, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By Xavier

Buy the Zurich. Stay away from American Classic...

Buy the Zurich. Stay away from American Classic wheels.

Stay with the double. If you want later you can buy a compact crank loke the FSA Gossamer ISIS ($100-$140) and there you will hav a 34T...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-04, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By Xavier

Try cheaper tires. Hutchinson Excel ...

Try cheaper tires.

Hutchinson Excel
Maxxis Detonator
Michelin Pro Race (light but work great)
Soma XPress
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-04, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By Xavier

It will work. Do not freak out. 31.7 and 31.8 are...

It will work. Do not freak out. 31.7 and 31.8 are what is called Oversized.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-04, 09:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 711
Posted By Xavier

You need to get a good breakfast and eat during...

You need to get a good breakfast and eat during the ride. No secret packet you can take to ride without eating and last all day.

Eat before and during.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-04, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By Xavier

I agree. They are simply formulas that come witht...

I agree. They are simply formulas that come witht he machines shop buys. Then they just have any guy slap you on the machine and read the instructions. There are a few formulas floating out there.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-04, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By Xavier

Go with Campy. It will last much longer and...

Go with Campy. It will last much longer and cheaper on the long run.

We run great deals all the time on Campy Centaur kits. Check those.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-04, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By Xavier

Visit a few local shops. They may have a real...

Visit a few local shops. They may have a real expert on hand and not soem shop that paid for a Fit Bike and charge you to use it. Nothing beats a rela person with real cyclign experience and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-04, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,120
Posted By Xavier

Ultegra will go to 10s late this year early next...

Ultegra will go to 10s late this year early next year. So to get 9s shifters or cassettes next year you may have to buy 105 or lower. Many people you tell them 105 and they think it will not work. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-04, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By Xavier

Yes they will. Also look at the new Truvativ...

Yes they will. Also look at the new Truvativ Rouleur Carbon cranks.

They will work with any parts. Any chain, RD, FR, etc...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-04, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By Xavier

I cannot say. Did they tighten the cones back up?...

I cannot say. Did they tighten the cones back up?

After you rode it did they come loose again? If so they must not be doing right. Take it to another shop to see if it still comes loose after a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-04, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 799
Posted By Xavier

They are out there. Simply ask your local shop to...

They are out there. Simply ask your local shop to order you some or any good small mail order company can do as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-04, 03:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 978
Posted By Xavier

Stay with something around $20. Brand makes no...

Stay with something around $20. Brand makes no difference.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-04, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By Xavier

Try adding a bit mor epadding to your bar tape....

Try adding a bit mor epadding to your bar tape. Also wearing gloves helps.

If not then it may be more serious adn you should see a specialist doctor. I have a friend that had carpel tunnel...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-04, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,150
Posted By Xavier

Shortage is real. Maybe to drive prices higher or...

Shortage is real. Maybe to drive prices higher or whatever.

Go with Campy. Maybe cheaper and last much longer.

Many companies are mixing parts now which I think is great. I know for us to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-04, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,120
Posted By Xavier

Fuji has the best value right now on any shop...

Fuji has the best value right now on any shop flooor from what I see.

Get the 10s as 9s will be faded very quick. They uses non Shimano cranks to save money. Look for one using FSA or Truvativ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-04, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By Xavier

Drop a plumb line from the tip of the seat and...

Drop a plumb line from the tip of the seat and measure the distance from it to the center of the BB.

Frame makers also measure set back instead of seat tube angle. That gets very confusing to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-04, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By Xavier

On race situations you pull off into the wind. ...

On race situations you pull off into the wind.

However in traffic it is safest to pull off to the left into traffic and keep the paceline as far right as possible.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-04, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By Xavier

First is to make sure the limit screws work. Undo...

First is to make sure the limit screws work. Undo the cable at te deraileur and let the derailleur naturally go to the lowest gear. Adjust with the limit screws if needed. Pedal with one hand and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-04, 10:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By Xavier

Very goo documentary. If you have raced at atop...

Very goo documentary. If you have raced at atop level in the US, especially in the So Cal area this video brings back memories.

For begginers it may be a waste. You have no insight on the riders....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-04, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By Xavier

Is the headset tight? Make sure the headset...

Is the headset tight?

Make sure the headset is tight.

Dismount the bike and apply the front brake and move the bike forward. See what is happening.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-04, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By Xavier

Here are the best rec.bicycles.marketplace...

Here are the best

rec.bicycles.marketplace or Cycling Forumns at <http://www.cyclingforums.com/classifieds>

Marketplace tends to be a lot of underground shops selling cheap as they are not...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-04, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By Xavier

Go with Veloce. You will like it and it is not...

Go with Veloce. You will like it and it is not real pricey.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-03, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By Xavier

Building a light weight wheel? Look strongly on...

Building a light weight wheel? Look strongly on the pre built wheels.

Building them yourself you can have issues like flex and such. Many people try to buy lightest items separate and then have...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-03, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By Xavier

Nice wheels an dused by many riders road racing. ...

Nice wheels an dused by many riders road racing.

Warranty is there much like all the other bigger brands.

Nothing bad to say.

Buy them from an authrorized source so you can get warranty...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-03, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By Xavier

Nice hubs but may not get any warranty in the USA...

Nice hubs but may not get any warranty in the USA at the moment. If buying make sure the shop you buy from can give you service later on if needed.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-03, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By Xavier

You need a longer female bolt. Frame should have...

You need a longer female bolt. Frame should have come with it.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-03, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By Xavier

Do no tknow if it will help but check out this...

Do no tknow if it will help but check out this site - <www.promechanics.com>

It is ran by my friend Chris Clinton and it lists certified USCF mechanics by category and state.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-03, 02:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 462
Posted By Xavier

Awesome wheels at a great price. They are cheap...

Awesome wheels at a great price. They are cheap because Velocity doesn't want them to be. A great buy. basicly same as higher priced wheels.

We sell them here and never had any problems.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-03, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 318
Posted By Xavier

Cranks? Look at the new Campy carbons, Truvativ...

Cranks? Look at the new Campy carbons, Truvativ Rouleur, or FSA

By mid next year you may see other carbon cranks hit the stores at lower prices.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-03, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By Xavier

Find out what the orginal look like and take it...

Find out what the orginal look like and take it to aplace where they make stickers.

That is how many people get replica decals made.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-03, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 891
Posted By Xavier

Pretty much all the same. Every brand has a model...

Pretty much all the same. Every brand has a model to compete with others.

Look at the folwing brands: Tacx, Elite, CycleOps
12-02-03, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,750
Posted By Xavier

Go with rollers. You get a better work out in my...

Go with rollers. You get a better work out in my opinion. You have to be concentrated. No watching TV and doing other things. Workouts need concetration to get the best out of them.

Not only that...
12-02-03, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 874
Posted By Xavier

Felt doesn't make bikes. They have other...

Felt doesn't make bikes. They have other companies build. All they do is find a comapny with a nice cross frame on their catalog and buy bulk.

So just because it is new for them it may be a frame...
12-02-03, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,347
Posted By Xavier

Check out the Interloc Cross frames. They make...

Check out the Interloc Cross frames. They make very small ones with sloping top tubes. I love mine.
12-02-03, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,579
Posted By Xavier

I would say stay away from both. Alan...

I would say stay away from both.

Alan distributor really offers no real service and they may not be aorund long. So if you have an issue a year from now, good luck.

Guerciotti is the same.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-03, 02:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,190
Posted By Xavier

For a complete wheel build check out the Velocity...

For a complete wheel build check out the Velocity Wheels. I think they are the best value for the $
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-03, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By Xavier

THat sounds like a scam. Take note Trek...

THat sounds like a scam.

Take note Trek doesn't allow their frames to sell online.

Many stolen bikes end up on Ebay for sale. That has been a problem in the industry as thieves can unload...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-03, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By Xavier

Try posting on newsgroups that allow these type...

Try posting on newsgroups that allow these type of messages.

Also try rec.bicycles.marketplace - Here you usually reach real riders and less hassles. However try to post a few times a week.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-03, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By Xavier

[Te;; Merlin to throw in a headset. They should...

[Te;; Merlin to throw in a headset. They should do for free.

Intergrated HS come in various sizes. If they will not send you one for free ask them what brand/size they take.

Fork? Buy an...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-03, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,151
Posted By Xavier

Higher priced tires tend to be relaly light...

Higher priced tires tend to be relaly light weight and thus have less 'rubber' and will last much less than the cheaper more heavier versions.

Too many people are buying the 200gms tires for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-03, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By Xavier

Yes, on that date there is a bike ride on Long...

Yes, on that date there is a bike ride on Long Beach.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-03, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By Xavier

Michelin Pro Race. For $35 you get an awesome...

Michelin Pro Race. For $35 you get an awesome tire you can train and race on.
09-09-03, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By Xavier

Call other sources. I am sure they still make a...

Call other sources. I am sure they still make a tool. I cannot tell you the exact model without seeing what you have, but here we got a wall full of these older tools just in case.
09-09-03, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,814
Posted By Xavier

Cannot do it. Never. Shimano will never...

Cannot do it. Never.

Shimano will never allow their parts to be interchangeable with competitors or vice versa.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-03, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By Xavier

Kool Stop or the new JagWire set ups. THose I...

Kool Stop or the new JagWire set ups. THose I have always used and now we are also using JagWire on all our replacements.

Shimano pads wear out much faster as all their parts. Plus pads cost more...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-03, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By Xavier

Of course you rotate. Unless you are rich and do...

Of course you rotate. Unless you are rich and do not mind buying tires more often.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-03, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By Xavier

Shouldn't have a problem. Many people years back...

Shouldn't have a problem. Many people years back mixed these with no problems. About 10 years back 26,0 and 25,8 were the ones sold most.

Also 25,4 and 26.4 were made but no longer made.

Go...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-03, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By Xavier

All butyl tubes are the same. Stay away...

All butyl tubes are the same.

Stay away from the new lighter tubes as they are just thinner and flat much easier.

Looking to save buy them in quantities. We currently sel normal tubes here...
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