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Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-10, 03:46 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-10, 09:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,991
Posted By damocles1

Funny that BF dorks are arguing about the...

Funny that BF dorks are arguing about the 'rules'...
If it's good enough for Cipo, it's good enough for you!

The heat index was 108 here last night...I went sleeveless...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-10, 09:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,164
Posted By damocles1

You also need knowledge...

You also need knowledge...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-10, 09:08 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,781
Posted By damocles1

Exactly! If these fanboys actually saw what the...

Exactly! If these fanboys actually saw what the C'dale welds looked like from the inside, they'd all shut up. They look like someone just shoved filler between the tubes. They are ugly and full of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-10, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By damocles1

Air them up! 95-100 pounds isn't enough in these...

Air them up! 95-100 pounds isn't enough in these tires. They are under-inflated, so of course they're going to be washy feeling. Got 105-110 and ride them again.

I race the 320 TPI Vitts @...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-10, 06:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,039
Posted By damocles1

Thomson X4...done...

Thomson X4...done...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-10, 06:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,201
Posted By damocles1

What, solid advice that's been used for decades?

What, solid advice that's been used for decades?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-10, 02:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,201
Posted By damocles1

Scrub it out (yeah, it'll hurt) Alcohol ...

Scrub it out (yeah, it'll hurt)
Alcohol
Tegaderm
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-10, 02:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,807
Posted By damocles1

Voler FS Elite (same as the Hammer) Capo Modena

Voler FS Elite (same as the Hammer)
Capo Modena
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-10, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By damocles1

Tires made by Vittoria in Thailand...

Tires made by Vittoria in Thailand...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-10, 08:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,214
Posted By damocles1

Funny that all of my riding friends seem to have...

Funny that all of my riding friends seem to have the ability to knock up their wives at will. Sounds like the kid A)has some other physical issue, and B)needs to find another Doc.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-10, 08:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,218
Posted By damocles1

A bigger problem is the shops 'employees' who do...

A bigger problem is the shops 'employees' who do little more than hang out at the shop to collect a paycheck. They work there for 4 or 5 months and all of the sudden they are experts, as if they...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-10, 07:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,884
Posted By damocles1

If it makes you happy, screw what the bike shop...

If it makes you happy, screw what the bike shop dudes have to say!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-10, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 386
Posted By damocles1

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?638711-RO...

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?638711-ROL-Race-SL-s
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-10, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By damocles1

Yeah, the shop trued them with no issues. They...

Yeah, the shop trued them with no issues. They are pretty standard as far as wheels go...standard hubs, standard j-bend spokes and standard 30mm rims.

AC wheels use AC hubs...and that's their...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-10, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By damocles1

I have Race SLs and love them. They do...

I have Race SLs and love them. They do absolutely everything well.
They roll extremely well and are easily faster than my 3x/32h wheels (and not a whole lot slower than my 50mm carbon wheels). ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-10, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,327
Posted By damocles1

Zinn is full of hot air... 6600 and 6700 are...

Zinn is full of hot air...
6600 and 6700 are completely interchangeable. No issues whatsoever...

I just setup a bike with 6700 and a 7800 crank...shifts like butter. Also just built a Colnago...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-10, 04:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,392
Posted By damocles1

The 7900 bike is $2200-ish right now! Thinking I...

The 7900 bike is $2200-ish right now! Thinking I may need a pink one...swap the 7900 onto the Ridley and put the 7800 on the Planet X and use it as a rain/winter bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-10, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By damocles1

I bought PR3s when they first came out. I rode...

I bought PR3s when they first came out. I rode the set for about a week, took them off and gave them away. Just horrible...they ride very much like the OLD Conti GP Supersonics.
For an all-around...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-10, 04:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 18,662
Posted By damocles1

Find a new store! I've used blue and grey in...

Find a new store!

I've used blue and grey in the past. Superfeet are great. That being said, I switched to the Specialized BG insoles and won't look back.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-10, 10:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,472
Posted By damocles1

Yet correct... Too many people on this, and...

Yet correct...

Too many people on this, and the myriad other cycling boards, venture their opinions about products, or their uses, when they have absolutely ZERO experience with the actual...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-10, 07:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,472
Posted By damocles1

Experienced cyclists? Who in the hell do you...

Experienced cyclists? Who in the hell do you think you are talking to in here?
No applicable experience means you really shouldn't have an opinion. So what if you aren't convinced! People that...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-10, 03:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 700
Posted By damocles1

And to a college kid, free stuff is great, no...

And to a college kid, free stuff is great, no matter who it's from, or if it sucks. Being objective is what the manufacturers want.
If something is sub-par, I tell them as much...like the FSA...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-10, 03:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,472
Posted By damocles1

Even though more than one person in here has said...

Even though more than one person in here has said that they are doing and had no issues. A guy I ride with has Reynolds DV46C wheels that he put a PT in and has 12k miles on them. He's broken one...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-10, 03:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,149
Posted By damocles1

Anyone have Spinacis and want to use them w/31.8 bars...? (BDop content)

Well, I found the fix. I got a Dashboard Genie from BDop to perch my light setup on. In talking to Tim, we figured out that the clamps were the correct size/fitment for the Spinaci bars. 31.8 for...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-10, 03:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 700
Posted By damocles1

I get items from several manufacturers, mainly...

I get items from several manufacturers, mainly specialty/high-end companies, to use, test, and most times, keep. I've tested wheels, clothing, shoes, brake pads, glasses, and tires. If you know...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-10, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 935
Posted By damocles1

Buy something else. As with most thing with...

Buy something else. As with most thing with 'Mavic' on them these days, they fail. Mine was 3 months old when it started acting up. Fresh batteries went in and it wasn't any better. The LBS gave...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-09, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,491
Posted By damocles1

An actual answer... I have the same jersey. ...

An actual answer...
I have the same jersey. I'm 6'1" and 180-185/42 inch chest, and bought the large. It fits fine. You'll probably be okay with the large.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-09, 10:34 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,841
Posted By damocles1

What he said... Terrible to look at... ...

What he said...

Terrible to look at...
Navigates slowly...

Sometimes new isn't better!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-09, 08:29 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,942
Posted By damocles1

Stock photo FTL! An Ultegra equipped Trek is NOT...

Stock photo FTL! An Ultegra equipped Trek is NOT bike porn...

Nothing to see here...move along!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-09, 07:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,541
Posted By damocles1

I've had Reynolds and currently have Williams 50C...

I've had Reynolds and currently have Williams 50C clinchers...I'll take the Williams everytime. Sure, they're @ 100 grams heavier, but they are stouter wheels. They feel more solid under my 180...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-09, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,648
Posted By damocles1

That's a scandium frame with the Deda BlackBox...

That's a scandium frame with the Deda BlackBox rear end for $400, right? If it's new, buy it!
Scandium frames are usually $700+ new w/o a fork.
Deda builds these in Italy and will label it with...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-09, 06:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,151
Posted By damocles1

2 or 3 watts difference in rolling resistance...

2 or 3 watts difference in rolling resistance isn't what gets you shelled of the back of the group ride...
Stop obsessing and go ride!
11-05-09, 05:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,350
Posted By damocles1

Heh, I used to work w/Dede Winfield...she's a...

Heh, I used to work w/Dede Winfield...she's a certified badass!

If you want cross vids, check www.crosstube.net (http://www.crosstube.net)

Also check out www.cxrepublic.com...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-09, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,866
Posted By damocles1

Whoever said the Ksyriums are aero may want to do...

Whoever said the Ksyriums are aero may want to do a little Google-action before saying such inane things...
Square/box section rim with fat/wide spokes does not equal aero...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-09, 07:47 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,902
Posted By damocles1

#1 I got harassed by a guy (with frosted hair)...

#1
I got harassed by a guy (with frosted hair) in a Miata one afternoon. When I caught him at the next light, I told him I thought it was nice that his boyfriend let him borrow the Miata on such a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-09, 06:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 769
Posted By damocles1

Northwave sizing ?

Okay...I'm getting a super swank team deal on NW Aerlite shoes, but I'm worried about the sizing.

In Diadora and Shimano, I wear a 46. In street shoes and sneakers, I wear a 11.5.

According to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-09, 07:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,574
Posted By damocles1

An actual answer... YES, the Specialized...

An actual answer...

YES, the Specialized crankset will work.

BB30 is an industry standard. The spindle is 30mm. The bearings are all the same regardless of manufacturer, be it Specialized,...
10-15-09, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,028
Posted By damocles1

Thanks guys...rather than spend the $ to...

Thanks guys...rather than spend the $ to buy/build a battery and charger, I figured I'd just pull the trigger and buy the Magicshine for the same $.
I may still buy a battery for the TC. Seems like...
10-15-09, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,028
Posted By damocles1

Just bought a Magicshine...hard to beat for $90...

Just bought a Magicshine...hard to beat for $90 shipped...
10-15-09, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,028
Posted By damocles1

Turbocat states that they use 5v bulbs, so the 6v...

Turbocat states that they use 5v bulbs, so the 6v battery is already over-clocking the bulb's output. Would jacking it up to 7.2 (or even the 8+ number) blow the bulb like a flashbulb?
I'm looking...
10-15-09, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,028
Posted By damocles1

Light/Battery experts...enter here...

Okay, so I have an older TurboCat light that's just laying around. The light/head itself is fine, but the lead-acid battery is kaput. It holds a charge for about 15 minutes.
The head throws a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-09, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By damocles1

You can get the Di2 upgrade kit from PBK for less...

You can get the Di2 upgrade kit from PBK for less than $2000 right now...
One of my teammates just had his delivered...install will happen next week...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-09, 08:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By damocles1

Not to be indelicate, but make sure you're near a...

Not to be indelicate, but make sure you're near a bathroom within an hour after getting a deep rub...:thumb:

I get rubbed @ once every 6 weeks, but use the foam roller and the stick a couple of...
10-04-09, 06:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,274
Posted By damocles1

Or how little people know about track racing and...

Or how little people know about track racing and wrenching...

The frame is as small as TP could feasibly ride. He said it was twitchy, so they jacked the wheel back as far as it would go in an...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-09, 05:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,481
Posted By damocles1

I'll field this one for PCaddy... No. The...

I'll field this one for PCaddy...

No. The Attacks are a bit lighter, but a bit more fragile. PCad rides his Williams 38s everyday and beats the crap out of them. No issues.

Personally, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-09, 05:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,922
Posted By damocles1

Watching... For $250 shipped, I'll rock 'em...

Watching...
For $250 shipped, I'll rock 'em during cross season and chronicle my misadventures right here! If they break, they break.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-09, 01:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,079
Posted By damocles1

no, the stuff that surfengine highlighted for...

no, the stuff that surfengine highlighted for you. Those comments were ignorant!

And stop giving Trek a reach-around. The new Madones are little more than a mash-up of technologies that other...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-09, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By damocles1

They are interchangeable. I ran a D/A BB with...

They are interchangeable. I ran a D/A BB with FSA SL-K cranks on my cross rig for two years.

That being said, FSA BBs suck a mile of wang. Use a Shimano BB...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-09, 09:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,079
Posted By damocles1

True, but he said some stupid sh*t!

True, but he said some stupid sh*t!
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