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Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-14, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By MingusDew

I think the reason people tolerate these threads...

I think the reason people tolerate these threads is there are so many people who just enjoy talking about the new bikes they've bought :)

.. listen to the advice though, go ride, and just pick the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-14, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,748
Posted By MingusDew

There are epoxies that would be a lot more...

There are epoxies that would be a lot more appropriate than Shoe Goo for something like this. For the amount of time involved to repair something like this (correctly), and what I value my time at,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-14, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10,323
Views: 2,958,807
Posted By MingusDew

What's wrong with going and riding some and...

What's wrong with going and riding some and having it fitted at a shop?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-14, 09:33 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 23,982
Posted By MingusDew

I didn't want to derail this thread :) , or...

I didn't want to derail this thread :) , or detract from the awesome photos here ... so I'll just put a small link ... Gulf Livery Lotus...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-14, 08:22 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 23,982
Posted By MingusDew

Plenty of people paint their cars with racing...

Plenty of people paint their cars with racing livery and put corporate logos on them (hell, my sister has her Lotus Exige currently plastidipped in Gulf Racing livery), and yet, no one has yet to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-14, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,250
Posted By MingusDew

I picked up a Saris Bones in a craigslist deal...

I picked up a Saris Bones in a craigslist deal earlier this year, and it serves my needs just fine. Easy to take off/on, and no problem transporting two bikes. It does hurt gas mileage a bit when I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-13, 12:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,341
Posted By MingusDew

A lot of shorts I wear medium, some I go with...

A lot of shorts I wear medium, some I go with large, and it is dependent on brand/model. I've found with bibs I have to exclusively go with large, because in medium the straps are constrictive as...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-13, 07:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,708
Posted By MingusDew

Interesting bit of trivia: the 'buckyball'...

Interesting bit of trivia: the 'buckyball' molecular shape is the largest known to man :)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-13, 02:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,200
Posted By MingusDew

Living in the Appalachians it tends to rain quiet...

Living in the Appalachians it tends to rain quiet a bit, I agree SPD-SL pedals can be slippery with normal shoes, but I'm just commuting a few miles and it's an easy ride. I don't get too aggressive,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-13, 12:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,200
Posted By MingusDew

Not sure about other's problems with unclipping,...

Not sure about other's problems with unclipping, it's never been a problem with my Shimano shoes and 105 SPD-SL pedals ... But then again I guess its possible I'm just ignorant without anything to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-13, 07:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,200
Posted By MingusDew

As a newbie I went with SPD-SL, and Shimano's...

As a newbie I went with SPD-SL, and Shimano's with carbon soles. I couldn't be happier. Since I don't have any experience with anything else I can't really comment or give fair comparison, but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-13, 01:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,411
Posted By MingusDew

I swapped out from 11-26 to 12-28 simply to have...

I swapped out from 11-26 to 12-28 simply to have the 28 for the really tough climbs in my area, but 99% of the time I probably don't use it. Much like 99% of the time I didn't use the 11 or the 26 on...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-13, 05:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,363
Posted By MingusDew

I've heard Gigantex makes decent wheels, but I...

I've heard Gigantex makes decent wheels, but I haven't used them. I am going to subscribe to this thread, I'm eager to see people's suggestions. I'd love some Enve's, but I can't really justify...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-13, 10:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,470
Posted By MingusDew

Mine was creaky. Was the seatpost. Not ALWAYS the...

Mine was creaky. Was the seatpost. Not ALWAYS the BB30 :p
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-13, 09:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,769
Posted By MingusDew

I love living a few miles from the Appalachians,...

I love living a few miles from the Appalachians, there are some seriously beautiful rides to be found, but in the winter months it gets equally seriously cold. It really isn't the cold that keeps me...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-13, 07:55 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 23,982
Posted By MingusDew

If Vettel is to James, then Senna is to Jordan ;)

If Vettel is to James, then Senna is to Jordan ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-13, 01:51 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,029,250
Posted By MingusDew

Autocorrect >.>

Autocorrect >.>
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-13, 06:34 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,029,250
Posted By MingusDew

Not sure if the bike isn't fitted right, or if...

Not sure if the bike isn't fitted right, or if the bike isn't fitted right. That saddle seams awfully low.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-13, 04:12 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,029,250
Posted By MingusDew

Well, to be fair I should clarify that I'm...

Well, to be fair I should clarify that I'm specifically talking about the older frames that I'm more familiar with. I know less about the new 2014 frames, but I personally think it's all kind of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-13, 12:14 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,029,250
Posted By MingusDew

Cannondale uses internal rear brake, but they...

Cannondale uses internal rear brake, but they reported that other locations for internal routing resulted in compromising frame stiffness and I guess they weren't willing to make changes to the frame...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-13, 06:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 839
Posted By MingusDew

Netflix

Netflix
Forum: Foo
11-15-13, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1,869
Views: 300,074
Posted By MingusDew

I hope it's not as an editor :p

I hope it's not as an editor :p
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-13, 09:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,223
Posted By MingusDew

I've had my share of injuries (Army life is not...

I've had my share of injuries (Army life is not an easy life), and there isn't that much i can add to the sentiments given so far. I'll just echo them and say that at your age the recovery may be...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-13, 10:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,915
Posted By MingusDew

Here is an article that is comparison for Garmin...

Here is an article that is comparison for Garmin 500 vs. 510. There is some interesting info concerning GPS accuracy, specifically about the 500 and 510, but cell phones and Strava are mentioned.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-13, 06:38 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 25,013
Posted By MingusDew

If I have to shave my legs to be serious about...

If I have to shave my legs to be serious about road cycling, do I have to shave my beard too? ... and it's No Shave November too ... :(
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-13, 07:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,675
Posted By MingusDew

It sounds like Lao-Tze :) Act without doing:...

It sounds like Lao-Tze :)

Act without doing:
work without effort.
Think of the small as large
and the few as many.
Confront the difficult
while it is still easy;
accomplish the great task...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-13, 11:31 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,029,250
Posted By MingusDew

Try taking the photos within 30 min after...

Try taking the photos within 30 min after sunrise, or 30 min before sunset. The lighting at that point is more dispersed and won't cast shadows like this.

Good looking bike though :)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-13, 09:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,590
Posted By MingusDew

Flip and slam it, then yes.

Flip and slam it, then yes.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-13, 05:43 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,029,250
Posted By MingusDew

While the proportions are strange, the clean...

While the proportions are strange, the clean appearance definitely helps it out. I'd say that's pretty hot, even if a bit different than the 'ideal' proportions.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-13, 10:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,481
Posted By MingusDew

Exactly. While 'ballistic' and 'hi-modulus'...

Exactly. While 'ballistic' and 'hi-modulus' probably do refer to something, I always get the feeling that they are kind of gimmicky without any quantifiable numbers. I mean whole grain spaghetti has...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-13, 10:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,481
Posted By MingusDew

Cool, I didn't know the carbon is a different...

Cool, I didn't know the carbon is a different layup. I haven't seen any quantifiable numbers though, e.g. weight, that give a definitive advantage of a '14 frame over '13. Sorry, I'm a bit skeptical...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-13, 09:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,481
Posted By MingusDew

Get a 2013 Cannondale, I'd say 20-40% off...

Get a 2013 Cannondale, I'd say 20-40% off depending on the model (higher end stuff has more discount). I got my CAAD10 35% off MSRP, and I couldn't be happier.

I am a little confused about the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-13, 08:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,116
Posted By MingusDew

I like my Arione, didn't like the Antares. I like...

I like my Arione, didn't like the Antares. I like the Toupe not the Romin. Not only do people sit differently due to anatomy but also fitness reasons. You may find your seat compatibility change with...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-13, 04:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,720
Posted By MingusDew

Did you try it out at least? Maybe you like it...

Did you try it out at least? Maybe you like it that length :D
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-13, 09:13 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,868
Posted By MingusDew

I just wish they were made in black. Black would...

I just wish they were made in black. Black would be a nice new feature on these mythical leg warming garments.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-13, 08:10 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-13, 08:03 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,029,250
Posted By MingusDew

Cool, I have a carbon 10mm I got off ebay I...

Cool, I have a carbon 10mm I got off ebay I haven't tried out yet. The 5mm looks good :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-13, 08:02 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,029,250
Posted By MingusDew

I have one of those lying around, I am pretty...

I have one of those lying around, I am pretty sure it isn't one of those, looks thicker.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-13, 04:01 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,029,250
Posted By MingusDew

el fuego what spacer is that on the...

el fuego

what spacer is that on the headset/stem?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-13, 12:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,863
Posted By MingusDew

I have a pair of the Gore Tool Soft Shell...

I have a pair of the Gore Tool Soft Shell Windstopper Gloves (http://www.amazon.com/Gore-Shell-Windstopper-Gloves-Black/dp/B002PU9PS6/), and I have been happy with them. It hasn't gotten too cold...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-13, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 161,081
Posted By MingusDew

Unf. Hot.

Unf. Hot.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-13, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 161,081
Posted By MingusDew

Flip the stem ;), and also take the photo from a...

Flip the stem ;), and also take the photo from a slightly different angle, the handlebars look kinda funky (at least to me) from that angle.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-13, 09:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,170
Posted By MingusDew

Didn't Cannondale just start calling all of their...

Didn't Cannondale just start calling all of their SuperSixes, 'EVO,' for 2014? Whereas in the past the designation EVO indicated a higher-spec frame and components. Now they have 'SuperSix EVO' and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-13, 05:58 AM
Replies: 2,833
Views: 610,623
Posted By MingusDew

Hot!

Hot!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-13, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10,323
Views: 2,958,807
Posted By MingusDew

In the end you have to make the decision...

In the end you have to make the decision yourself. Which bike do you enjoy riding the most? Go with whatever you feel most comfortable on, enjoy the handling/acceleration from, and you prefer the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-13, 05:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,409
Posted By MingusDew

That's not really how deformation works. You have...

That's not really how deformation works. You have elastic deformation when a force is applied that doesn't cause strain that exceeds the elastic limit, if you stay in this region any deformation...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-13, 04:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,249
Posted By MingusDew

Nice toilet paper!

Nice toilet paper!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-13, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 971
Posted By MingusDew

Unsure what they list for, I guess you could...

Unsure what they list for, I guess you could check their website? I paid $10 each for mine, and the standard tubes are $6. The ultra lights are 40g.

edit: I checked, MSRP is $17, so I guess I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-13, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 971
Posted By MingusDew

I've had good luck with Specialized tubes, and my...

I've had good luck with Specialized tubes, and my LBS sells them for about 50% MSRP so they're also convenient for me. I recently picked up some of their fancy dancy Turbo Ultra Lite tubes, but I...
Replies: 88
Views: 13,591
Posted By MingusDew

PBK emailed today to tell me my order for Pro4's...

PBK emailed today to tell me my order for Pro4's had been canceled due to lack of availability. What really gets me is that a buddy who ordered after I did got his. ****ers.
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