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Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-08, 06:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,778
Posted By Landgolier

I don't think it's lack of common sense that...

I don't think it's lack of common sense that holds this board back, but rather not enough pointless use of French terms for cycling gear.

Also, I think you mean seat tube, not seatpost.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-08, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By Landgolier

Why choose when you can sit on the fence? ...

Why choose when you can sit on the fence?

http://www.bikeparts.com/pimage/BPC124402.jpg

They're all very good pads, most people that bother to make the switch use salmon.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-08, 12:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 571
Posted By Landgolier

Nah, nobody ever closes a thread on here unless...

Nah, nobody ever closes a thread on here unless it goes over to porn or profanities. Well after issues are resolved someone always stops through with more bad or redundant advice.

It may still be...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-08, 12:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,778
Posted By Landgolier

If you got the post as low as you wanted it, how...

If you got the post as low as you wanted it, how much post would there be between the top of the frame and the bottom of the seat clamp assembly? If it's less than 3", it's pretty unlikely that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-08, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By Landgolier

Sticky isn't needed, I'd avoid hairspray. The...

Sticky isn't needed, I'd avoid hairspray. The Forte tape is kind of foamy and soft compared to some others, some people like it, others don't. I find it stretches a little, and you have to re-wrap...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-08, 11:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,177
Posted By Landgolier

They're all basically the same, though in FL...

They're all basically the same, though in FL you're going to want on made from the thinnest material possible. Just go to a shop, they'll probably have a pile of them in the back that have showed up...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-08, 11:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 571
Posted By Landgolier

This is ridiculous, you can definitely ride a 28...

This is ridiculous, you can definitely ride a 28 spoke rim with one spoke loose or missing, just make sure it isn't rubbing the frame and open the brake release if it's rubbing the brake. Also, if...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-08, 06:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,325
Posted By Landgolier

F55 is nice but can be a little whippy for a...

F55 is nice but can be a little whippy for a bigger (say over 180lbs) rider. Never ridden the Pin, probably a solid rig too. I'd take the felt, though, Pinarello has a name to sell on, Felt just...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-08, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By Landgolier

To quote Botto, incorrect. It's a wider range...

To quote Botto, incorrect. It's a wider range (47% jump between the rings for 50/34 versus 36% for 53/39). Unless you mean versus a triple, but triples are so out of fashion that only people like...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-08, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By Landgolier

Type compact crank into the search function,...

Type compact crank into the search function, select "search titles only," and select the road forum as the forum to search, and you will get 119 threads.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-08, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By Landgolier

Upkeep? It's a crank and cartridge bearing...

Upkeep? It's a crank and cartridge bearing bottom bracket. You install it. Every once in a while you make sure everything is still on there tight. When the BB is shot, replace it. When the rings...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-08, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By Landgolier

The reason for this is that each derailleur has a...

The reason for this is that each derailleur has a spring in it that pushes it toward the smallest cog. The long lever on your shifters pulls cable against the tension of this spring to move into...
07-03-08, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,917
Posted By Landgolier

There is one alternative I just though of, if you...

There is one alternative I just though of, if you find some old steel road drops that are 22.2 you could make a "flop and chop" bar, and assuming your existing shifters would make it around the...
07-03-08, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,917
Posted By Landgolier

If you do bar ends you have to do cross levers...

If you do bar ends you have to do cross levers for the brakes -- $100 total by the time you're done.

Chop your flat bar down a little and get some handlebar extensions, it's basically the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-08, 09:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,104
Posted By Landgolier

Guys, don't tease him, there's this weird bug in...

Guys, don't tease him, there's this weird bug in bikeforums where some users see "Singlespeed and Fixed Gear" as "IRO Tech support and sales Q&A" and "Road" as "PBK future inventory levels magic 8...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-08, 09:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,454
Posted By Landgolier

This is a fine application for blue loctite or...

This is a fine application for blue loctite or even just teflon tape.

Bonus points for the physics junkies: Does this generally only happen on the left because of precession, or does lateral force...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-08, 09:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,601
Posted By Landgolier

I don't see anything wrong with that setup. ...

I don't see anything wrong with that setup. Wheels aren't lightweight wonders but they're fine for training.

Find hills. Ride up them. Lather, rinse, repeat.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-08, 08:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,647
Posted By Landgolier

The variation in quality of service at...

The variation in quality of service at performance is no greater than the variation across shops in general. Not that that says a whole lot for them, you'd think a big corporate entity could manage...
07-03-08, 08:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,049
Posted By Landgolier

I vote for cargo bike as well, even if not an...

I vote for cargo bike as well, even if not an Xtracycle
07-03-08, 08:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,201
Posted By Landgolier

From the same thread over in Roadieville:

From the same thread over in Roadieville:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-08, 07:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 899
Posted By Landgolier

Just be absolutely sure it fits, bikes have a...

Just be absolutely sure it fits, bikes have a weird way of growing or shrinking once the discount gets to about 30% off retail, but then once they leave the shop they go back to their real size.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-08, 07:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,454
Posted By Landgolier

Ezek, was this a square taper crank,...

Ezek, was this a square taper crank, octalink/isis, or something with external bearings?

Back when dinosaurs wandered the earth and people with actual engineering backgrounds discussed bikes on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-08, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 899
Posted By Landgolier

That's a pretty good price, if you're absolutely...

That's a pretty good price, if you're absolutely certain it fits you I would go for it. I mean, just for baseline cheapest possible scenario comparison, a full DA carbon bike from bikesdirect would...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-08, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By Landgolier

http://www.benscycle.net/ does a huge volume of...

http://www.benscycle.net/ does a huge volume of deep V's.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-08, 06:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 799
Posted By Landgolier

When I travel I often go running because I have...

When I travel I often go running because I have no other way of working out. Takes about 2 miles to remember why I don't run anymore, though I have to get back to the hotel somehow so I usually get...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-08, 06:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,649
Posted By Landgolier

They're fine, ride them 'till they die and then...

They're fine, ride them 'till they die and then get something else. If you want a walkable shoe I like the shimano mountain bike shoes, though spring for the one that's one up from the cheapest...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-08, 06:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By Landgolier

Yeah, the yellow bike appears to have oversized...

Yeah, the yellow bike appears to have oversized tubing and internal lugs, that's a Milano by Masi. Nice catch!

OP, the yellow bike is much nicer than I thought -- Masi is one of the most...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-08, 11:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By Landgolier

Dude, you pulling our chains here? Those are two...

Dude, you pulling our chains here? Those are two very, very nice bikes. The red one is an early Terry, which was a pioneering women-specific brand. The smaller front wheel allows a small frame to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-08, 11:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By Landgolier

They're fine, some of them are really cheap...

They're fine, some of them are really cheap (still good, just not "nice"), but ones good enough to be sealed will be good stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-08, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By Landgolier

Kool Stop brake pads will be a lot easier on your...

Kool Stop brake pads will be a lot easier on your rims, stock pads tend to pick up grit, which galls up bits of metal from the rim. If you take your brake pads off you'll likely see some metal in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-08, 02:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By Landgolier

OK, so express your opinion about online vs. live...

OK, so express your opinion about online vs. live coaching.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-08, 02:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,697
Posted By Landgolier

I happen to like both of them, but I don't think...

I happen to like both of them, but I don't think either one would argue that their comedy makes it acceptable to use demeaning language in public around people you don't know.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-08, 02:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,697
Posted By Landgolier

Thanks for capitalizing that so nobody missed...

Thanks for capitalizing that so nobody missed your trolling.

And seriously now, do you go around calling people that in public?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-08, 02:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By Landgolier

OK, your turn. Explain to me why coaches don't...

OK, your turn. Explain to me why coaches don't need to see their riders ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-08, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By Landgolier

Believe it or not, some coaches actually ride...

Believe it or not, some coaches actually ride with their teams, or go on group rides with the individual riders they train. And you can see most of that stuff from a follow car if you're using one,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-08, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By Landgolier

How and when they shift, how well they read...

How and when they shift, how well they read breaks and moves and whether they respond efficiently, how well they use the draft, their sense of place in the pack, whether they pull when they want to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-08, 01:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By Landgolier

More and more people who are doing this online...

More and more people who are doing this online coaching thing are learning that it's pointless. For youth it's one thing I guess, but an adult should be able to design their own workouts and,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-08, 01:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,697
Posted By Landgolier

Granted I'm biased toward my own position, but...

Granted I'm biased toward my own position, but this is what this debate always breaks down to in my mind:

Side A: "I need some reason besides common human courtesy to not use language that I know...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-08, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By Landgolier

Take it to a shop and have them measure it. ...

Take it to a shop and have them measure it.

If you don't have a shop anywhere nearby, give us a little more here: model name, year, pictures
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-08, 12:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,697
Posted By Landgolier

I've heard that a certain word referring to...

I've heard that a certain word referring to African-Americans often thought to be extremely derogatory is now a common, non-offensive term among people of a certain age. Are we going to start...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-08, 10:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,277
Posted By Landgolier

velocityusa.com

velocityusa.com
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-08, 09:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,277
Posted By Landgolier

Velocity and bicyclewheels.com are handbuilt.

Velocity and bicyclewheels.com are handbuilt.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-08, 09:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,277
Posted By Landgolier

Compare them to bicyclewheels.com, I've seen...

Compare them to bicyclewheels.com, I've seen several wheels from them and all were good builds.
07-01-08, 09:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,147
Posted By Landgolier

Yeah, he pushed too hard so that where he stopped...

Yeah, he pushed too hard so that where he stopped the teeth were dug in and left pits. Pits aren't a huge deal, you just want a flat surface with no points that are too high, so pits that are a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-08, 08:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,277
Posted By Landgolier

Call velocity, they don't advertise it much but...

Call velocity, they don't advertise it much but they will build whatever you want and the prices are OK
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-08, 05:22 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 16,939
Posted By Landgolier

So who thinks we should email Lynskey and warn...

So who thinks we should email Lynskey and warn them what a doozie of a customer they have coming their way?
07-01-08, 05:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,147
Posted By Landgolier

It should be smooth, with no indentations. ...

It should be smooth, with no indentations. Sounds like his tool is dull or he just doesn't know what he's doing, if you don't apply the right amount of pressure or try to do it dry you can get...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-08, 02:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,102
Posted By Landgolier

That's almost exactly what I was going to say.

That's almost exactly what I was going to say.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-08, 01:40 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 8,738
Posted By Landgolier

We need a George Carlin memorial "7 words you...

We need a George Carlin memorial "7 words you can't say on bikeforums list" somewhere off site.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-08, 01:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,596
Posted By Landgolier

This new airless puncture proof tire system is...

This new airless puncture proof tire system is great, but washing all these socks after every ride is getting a little old.
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