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09-05-11, 08:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 812
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

Hopefully happy ending -- dealer is going to...

Hopefully happy ending -- dealer is going to order a new frame. I offered to pay some of this as a gesture of good will (although he would have eaten the entire cost if I insisted), so looks good.
I...
09-02-11, 05:39 AM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 395,696
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

Go get 'em, Cleave!

Go get 'em, Cleave!
09-02-11, 05:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 812
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

I posted a message to Specialized's web site and...

I posted a message to Specialized's web site and they offered that this (reattaching) could be done by authorized dealers or sent back. So there are some options, it would appear.
08-30-11, 10:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 812
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

Raising the position of the current mtn FD is...

Raising the position of the current mtn FD is what I think they are going to try. I like the idea of fabricating a clamp but I suspect it may be difficult because the square tube is itself larger...
08-28-11, 02:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,643
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

I didn't start racing until I was 57; my racing...

I didn't start racing until I was 57; my racing age now is 61. I don't win a lot, but I am pretty competitive in the right kinds of races. I was never in this good a shape earlier in my life.
08-28-11, 02:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 812
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

LD74 - I'm not so happy about it, but I do...

LD74 - I'm not so happy about it, but I do believe in supporting my LBS(es) and I think we will find a solution. In retrospect, I recall they mentioned that they had used something similar to this...
08-28-11, 08:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 812
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

Thanks for all the replies. The seat tube is...

Thanks for all the replies.

The seat tube is basically square, and my (fragile) understanding is that it's larger than any standard clamp-on, so I can't just throw a normal clamp-on on there. My...
08-27-11, 06:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 812
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

I'm sure it was an honest...

I'm sure it was an honest mistake/misunderstanding. The setup was their recommendation; I didn't realize it was a braze-on and that they were going to do this. But that's water under the bridge.
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08-27-11, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 395,696
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

Interesting. I have a powertap so I can see a...

Interesting. I have a powertap so I can see a continuous heart rate when I download the data and view it. Once in a while in very hard efforts, like road races (when I'm getting dropped), fast...
08-27-11, 04:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 812
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

Braze-on brazed off - how to mount new FD?

So I bought a bike which I wanted to use for both hill climbing (Mt Wash) but convert back to conventional use otherwise. The shop somehow misunderstood this and cut off the braze-on tab for the FD...
08-25-09, 05:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 900
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

Thanks, Bob. I catted up to 4 end of last season...

Thanks, Bob. I catted up to 4 end of last season and have been doing 55+ races this year -- avoiding the crashes in the 5's was a major reason. I enjoy the riding, but I'm less competitive...

Jim
08-24-09, 01:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 900
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

Competitive power/weight for Masters 55+?

I'm a new racer/old guy. Catted up from 5 to Masters 55+ this season, and finding these boys are pretty tough! Does anyone want to hazard a guess at what wkg (watts/kilogram) the head of the peleton...
11-14-08, 07:34 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,137
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

Me too! I competed in enough races (6 crits, 5...

Me too! I competed in enough races (6 crits, 5 road races, a few time trials and cebturies but they don't count) that I just upgraded to CAT4. Next season I will be able to race with the 55+ Masters!...
06-15-08, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

Hi mark - I was in the Cat 4/5 (my third race as...

Hi mark - I was in the Cat 4/5 (my third race as well). I found out later that it was my teammate (among others) that went down in that first crash (he said the guy in front of him jammed on the...
06-12-08, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

Okay, maybe I'm showing my newbi-ness but I rode...

Okay, maybe I'm showing my newbi-ness but I rode the [Monson] course last weekend, and it's "easy" [note sarcasm] except for two major hills - actually two series of hills. The first bunch comes in...
06-12-08, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

I didn't do Palmer, but I did Sterling, and I'll...

I didn't do Palmer, but I did Sterling, and I'll do Monson on Saturday. (I'm a 57 yo newbie). Isn't there an organization that can help advocate for racing? I'm not surprised that a few citizens get...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-08, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,228
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

Question on Power display for tacx flow trainer

I'm in a group training program that uses Tacx Flow trainers, which have power meters, a great thing. My question is the watts that are displayed when using a higher gear versus using the "brake"...
12-27-07, 08:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 653
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

I've been in the gulag since November, and I'm...

I've been in the gulag since November, and I'm actually enjoying it. My weight is down about 20 poinds from spring (193 to ~175), done a V02Max test, RMR test, power test and use a power meter on a...
12-16-07, 10:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,347
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

I have to confess that I have not ridden a steel...

I have to confess that I have not ridden a steel bike much since I rode a bike to school every day. Personally, I really like my CF because of the way it rides, feels, and handles; it's my favorite....
12-10-07, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 716
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

Too bad on the damage... I'd like to put in...

Too bad on the damage...

I'd like to put in my vote for knickers, though. They work great on a chilly day for me. I found some at a Peral Izumi outlet store last summer and got a great deal on...
12-10-07, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

I'm in a regular training program where we use...

I'm in a regular training program where we use trainers in a group setting. This really helps.

The trainers are set up with power meters, so we take turns "taking a pull" where you would increase...
12-07-07, 04:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,540
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

There's a lot of good books out there on...

There's a lot of good books out there on training. One I'd suggest is called "Base Training" (or something like that) by a guy named Chapple. He's a disciple of Joel Friel (Coaching Bible, Cycling...
12-05-07, 09:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,540
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

Okay, I must be the oldest poster here. I'm 56,...

Okay, I must be the oldest poster here. I'm 56, and quietly contemplating giving racing a go. I've been riding intently for 4-5 years now. Last year I did half a dozen centuries and got into group...
12-05-07, 08:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,456
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

I'm with dbg - very jealous!

I'm with dbg - very jealous!
10-10-07, 11:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 714
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

If there is someone who truly understands the...

If there is someone who truly understands the dynamics of bike saddles, they are deserving of a small fortune. I've never met anyone like this, but there are a few concepts that are accepted as...
10-10-07, 11:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 695
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

Congratulations; so excellent that you could...

Congratulations; so excellent that you could share this ride.

My wife and I did the Seacoast century a few weeks ago which included Portsmouth north up to York Beach. Back in July we did ther...
10-05-07, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 499
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

I remember a large effort at that time to make...

I remember a large effort at that time to make kids aware of "science" so that we could compete against those pesky 'commonists'. I was in all kinds of science clubs, programs, etc. (remember Mr....
10-05-07, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 419
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

There's a number of things to try. I have a...

There's a number of things to try. I have a similar issue when I do a long ride (like a century) with my right foot.

As I understand it, the pain/numbness comes from compressing the nerve in the...
10-03-07, 10:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 870
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

I've found that there's a pretty large variation...

I've found that there's a pretty large variation from brand to brand. I have some Pearl Izumi large bibs that I can swim around in, and some Sugoi bibs, also large, that can be challenging to squeeze...
09-27-07, 07:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,637
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

+1. I don't see that there's necessarily a...

+1. I don't see that there's necessarily a conflict unless you are exclusively on one side of the spectrum (and that is okay). I'm seeking some more structured goals in addition to just riding a lot....
09-21-07, 06:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 811
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

I'm hooked and I'm proud. For me, it's more...

I'm hooked and I'm proud.

For me, it's more than endorphins (although I'm sure that contributes to it). For me, it's like playing music - it's something you can pick up quickly at one level, but...
09-20-07, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

+1

+1
09-19-07, 11:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,184
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

Cyclistats! Produced and marketed by a forum...

Cyclistats!

Produced and marketed by a forum member. It's an excellent program (I don't think it runs on a Palm, though).

Check it out here (http://www.shastasoftware.com/CycliStats/index.htm)
09-15-07, 01:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,061
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

I think everything here coincides with my...

I think everything here coincides with my understanding.

Since I had my first colonoscopy at 40 (56 now), I've known that I had diverticula (small "pouches" in the large intestine). I've had very...
09-12-07, 10:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 901
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

Intriguing -- makes sense, though. What...

Intriguing -- makes sense, though.

What about rules of thumb for the chain rings? Do they generally get replaced at the same time as the cassette?
09-11-07, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 699
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

+1. I don't necessarily agree that you can't...

+1.

I don't necessarily agree that you can't get faster rider solo, but group riding is something that you should at least try - it's a different ballgame. Doing group rides was a goal for me this...
09-09-07, 09:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,026
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

I did a 260+ mile week last month, but it was...

I did a 260+ mile week last month, but it was almost inadvertent. It turned out that I did a century on Sunday, a couple of 30 milers during the week, and then another century on Saturday. If I had...
09-09-07, 09:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 797
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

I've been using an E3 for a year now (roughly 4K...

I've been using an E3 for a year now (roughly 4K miles). It's not saddle nirvana, but it's as least as comfortable as the Specialized Avatar Gel that I have on the other bike. The only real knock on...
09-09-07, 09:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,958
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

One more Road Morph vote -- no, actually two,...

One more Road Morph vote -- no, actually two, since I use one on both my road bikes. I have gotten free replacement parts from them on several occasions as well. I'm happy to yield style points on...
09-04-07, 10:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,003
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

Very nice. My wife rode an Attack at the...

Very nice.

My wife rode an Attack at the local Serotta demo day and hasn't stopped saying good things about it.
08-28-07, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

Does she know Borat?:eek:

Does she know Borat?:eek:
08-28-07, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

Yeah -- last Sunday I did the Mount Washington...

Yeah -- last Sunday I did the Mount Washington Century (103) then this past Saturday I did the Blazing Saddles Century (102). Couple of 25 mile rides in the middle so I ended up with a 250+ mile week!
08-27-07, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

I agree with DMF - mostly likely a tension...

I agree with DMF - mostly likely a tension adjustment. If your chain skipped on the same gear, that's different. The only other thing that might be off is if the derailleur is not straight - if you...
08-27-07, 01:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,477
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

I have both the Park and the Shimano tool as the...

I have both the Park and the Shimano tool as the Park (I forget which model) is really made for 9-speeds, and the Shimano tool I got specifically for 10 speeds. This probably wasn't totally...
08-24-07, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 832
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

Thanks for ther feedback! BTW, I bought the...

Thanks for ther feedback!

BTW, I bought the Look frame off ebay for a song and built it up, and I've been very happy with it. Hopefully, trashing the derailleur hanger isn't a common occurrence.
08-22-07, 11:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,121
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

When I built up my last bike, I decided to try...

When I built up my last bike, I decided to try the FSA K-Wing bars. I really like them; very comfortable.
08-16-07, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 832
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

Derailleur Hanger for Look 555

Anyone know of a source for these?

Luckily, my LBS found something very close and reshaped it on a grinder so I am back up and running. The national distributor is apparently backordered...
08-16-07, 05:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 849
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

The symptoms that you describe sound like a...

The symptoms that you describe sound like a tension adjustment without knowing more about it. Did it used to run well before swapping the derailleur?
08-16-07, 05:27 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,981
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

After a 4-5 seasons now as a "roadie", I'm very...

After a 4-5 seasons now as a "roadie", I'm very intrigued by racing. Done a little time trialing, but I'd like to try some road races. I suppose at the core, I just like to ride my bike and the...
Forum: Northeast
08-16-07, 05:00 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,583
Posted By jazzy_cyclist

Every long journey begins with one step (or...

Every long journey begins with one step (or however that saying goes); just keep at it!

GearWorks in Leominster may be your best bet; they don't sell used bikes per se, but they have had used bike...
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