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Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-09, 07:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,839
Posted By Mach42

Wow, so this is the thread where all of the R-660...

Wow, so this is the thread where all of the R-660 riders are popping into. I have to say that I can't find any real fault with my 2005 R-660 other than the name. It's performed well against some...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-09, 07:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,920
Posted By Mach42

GP4000S are also vulnerable to lockups. A friend...

GP4000S are also vulnerable to lockups. A friend of mine wore his to the threads after locking up his rear wheel. My group of riding buddies don't have a huge amount of experience with different...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-09, 04:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,014
Posted By Mach42

You have Tektro brakes with what I assume are...

You have Tektro brakes with what I assume are Tektro pads. Fix this, preferably with Kool Stop pads.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-09, 08:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,482
Posted By Mach42

I like riding alone too, with a few group rides...

I like riding alone too, with a few group rides once in a while. That sounds like a very serene route. Mind sharing it?
05-01-09, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By Mach42

I've got a great "shape," just not the fitness to...

I've got a great "shape," just not the fitness to go along with it anymore :D. I have noticed that I'm nowhere near as good as the beginning of the 2008 season. That winter, I did a hell of a lot...
05-01-09, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By Mach42

This winter hit me pretty hard, and due to...

This winter hit me pretty hard, and due to classes and fun new video games, I didn't get out there nearly as much as I should have. I'm fairly detrained compared to the end of last fall because of...
04-28-09, 01:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By Mach42

Out of glycogen or something else?

This is a pretty basic physiology question, but I tend to tire quickly when I'm on rides where I'm pushing. My legs are burning and feel lethargic during the ends of my rides, but I'm not out of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-08, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By Mach42

Welcome friend. Cycling is great, but those...

Welcome friend. Cycling is great, but those aren't signs of a cheap bike. The toes touching the front wheel is the sign of a small frame, not a cheap bike. Us shorter folks have to deal with it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-08, 04:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,232
Posted By Mach42

I fell into a marsh for my first clipless...

I fell into a marsh for my first clipless accident. Let me tell you, that was a very chilly 14 mile 4500 foot descent.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-08, 11:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,692
Posted By Mach42

Up you go! It's going to be in a few hours. I...

Up you go! It's going to be in a few hours. I haven't seen it, so thanks for the heads up, OP.
Forum: Commuting
04-02-08, 08:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,174
Posted By Mach42

Watch out for metal plates, drainage grates, and...

Watch out for metal plates, drainage grates, and such on the road. They get very slippery. It's the same with paint lines and leaves on the road. Don't go roaring around turns and you won't crash....
03-13-08, 12:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By Mach42

My parents like the stuff that Schiff makes. My...

My parents like the stuff that Schiff makes. My mom was on her way to needing surgery for her finger joints and now she's pain-free.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-08, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,159
Posted By Mach42

Oh good, the pedals don't look like something...

Oh good, the pedals don't look like something Batman would use anymore. I was always leery of the sharp angles on the RSX line because sharp corners are an invitation for stress fractures. That...
03-11-08, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 877
Posted By Mach42

You'll find the same language in every other bike...

You'll find the same language in every other bike lock package, whether Kryptonite, Master, or most any company that gives an insurance offer.
03-01-08, 02:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By Mach42

Try this. Keep your cadence up and reduce...

Try this. Keep your cadence up and reduce pressure on the pedals while you shift. Just like on the road. In fact, it seems more sensitive to low rpm shifting than while I'm outside. I've seen the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-08, 01:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 19,190
Posted By Mach42

I make easy things hard. :D You should see...

I make easy things hard. :D

You should see me trying to explain the basics of the windows interface to my parents.

It's not pretty.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-08, 07:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 19,190
Posted By Mach42

I think that it's 1 cent per point. You get ten...

I think that it's 1 cent per point. You get ten points per dollar spent.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-08, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By Mach42

Sun Lien Fai Lok! I wish you all health and...

Sun Lien Fai Lok! I wish you all health and prosperity!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-08, 08:41 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,244
Posted By Mach42

Nice. What bars are you running on the Litespeed?

Nice. What bars are you running on the Litespeed?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-08, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 961
Posted By Mach42

If it's anything like their shorts, they are much...

If it's anything like their shorts, they are much cheaper than the plain non-logo wear directly from Voler. So, they get some advertising and you get gear that's a lot cheaper than normal.

BTW,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-08, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,498
Posted By Mach42

Sure does look better, but I'm not sure that's...

Sure does look better, but I'm not sure that's the top priority when the thing snaps, the light head goes into the spokes, and trashes the light and maybe the wheels. :)

Definitely go for...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-08, 09:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,498
Posted By Mach42

I hope that light head is pretty light. Those...

I hope that light head is pretty light. Those FSA Control Centers look fragile and I've heard stories of people saying that they aren't sturdy enough to firmly hold onto the heavier cyclocomputers...
01-29-08, 10:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,822
Posted By Mach42

Wow, I thought I was hardening but it's like...

Wow, I thought I was hardening but it's like summer here compared to that!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-08, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,030
Posted By Mach42

Giant OCR series too.

Giant OCR series too.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-08, 06:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,368
Posted By Mach42

Cyclestats spreadsheet for Excel. Easy, fast,...

Cyclestats spreadsheet for Excel. Easy, fast, bug fixes, and nothing to log in or out of.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-08, 01:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 649
Posted By Mach42

Yea, I want those southerly winds from St....

Yea, I want those southerly winds from St. George. Nice and warm there. I got back from a 3 mile commute during the front edge of the storm with blizzard conditions, pelletized snow, and 30 mph...
01-28-08, 12:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,822
Posted By Mach42

I harded the **** up today. Blizzard conditions...

I harded the **** up today. Blizzard conditions with hail-like snow. 25 mph winds with gusts up to 40. I could feel every ball of snow and it was like taking a pellet gun to the face. I took...
01-28-08, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By Mach42

Yea, just orient them so that there's the least...

Yea, just orient them so that there's the least amount of unequal spoke angles and dishing required.
01-28-08, 10:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,093
Posted By Mach42

Spring knee? Plica syndrome? I'm throwing out...

Spring knee? Plica syndrome? I'm throwing out close matches from a book I have, Andy Pruitt's medical guide for cyclists.
01-25-08, 10:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,830
Posted By Mach42

Nice Monsoon flat panels on the first setup...

Nice Monsoon flat panels on the first setup there. I still rock a 4.1 Monsoon system for my gaming desktop. Sounds great! Also like that it's blacker than the blackest black. Brutal.
Forum: Commuting
01-24-08, 12:13 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,292
Posted By Mach42

Indeed. Just look at the market for radar...

Indeed. Just look at the market for radar detectors and jammers, and the extent to which some drivers and manufacturers will take things to the limit of the law and beyond in jurisdictions that have...
01-22-08, 01:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,953
Posted By Mach42

Nitto handlebar extension-the big one.

Nitto handlebar extension-the big one.
01-21-08, 10:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,093
Posted By Mach42

If I recall, many rechargeable RCR123A batteries...

If I recall, many rechargeable RCR123A batteries were just a bit too large in diameter and wouldn't fit into the light or had to be jammed in there and wouldn't come out easily.

The AW brand...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-08, 12:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,061
Posted By Mach42

You've gotten past your newbie gains. Listen to...

You've gotten past your newbie gains. Listen to these folks. You need to increase volume and/or intensity and you need a training plan if you want to keep progressing further..
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-08, 05:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,976
Posted By Mach42

I really like the black's rubbery grip texture. ...

I really like the black's rubbery grip texture. I've tried foam and cork, but I came back to the black Fizik with gel pads.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-08, 05:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,493
Posted By Mach42

You know, it WOULD be good to have two or three...

You know, it WOULD be good to have two or three more patterns. I'm thinking small LED steady, small LED Flash, and small LED steady with big LED Flash. It would give some options for reduced power...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-08, 12:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,614
Posted By Mach42

I think that banerjek's got it. He did see you. ...

I think that banerjek's got it. He did see you. He just thought that you were one of those cyclists that go at a walking pace and thought that it would take you 10 seconds to reach that...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-08, 01:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,493
Posted By Mach42

I run either a Planet Bike SuperFlash or a Blinky...

I run either a Planet Bike SuperFlash or a Blinky 7 depending on whether I'm solo or group riding. SF solo. Blinky 7 on group rides. The SF is so bright that it dazes any rider behind you and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-08, 03:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,273
Posted By Mach42

I think the bad rap comes from those who didn't...

I think the bad rap comes from those who didn't install their crankarms correctly, with enough torque on the bolts that hold it on.

It's really easy for FSA cranks to loosen and just fall off,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-08, 03:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,328
Posted By Mach42

Are those Kanji on your trainer bike's seatpost? ...

Are those Kanji on your trainer bike's seatpost? That's pretty sweet.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-08, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 935
Posted By Mach42

Dude, I'm 5'4" and I've got a 29.3 inch inseam. ...

Dude, I'm 5'4" and I've got a 29.3 inch inseam.

You're not measuring it correctly.

Check here:
http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za/CCY?PAGE=FIT_CALCULATOR&SITE.CODE=&gender=M&units=cm
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-08, 10:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,327
Posted By Mach42

I learned a lot about training with power from...

I learned a lot about training with power from that site and it used to be a good forum with active mods, but yes, it's in its death throes right now.

Damned shame.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-08, 12:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,327
Posted By Mach42

Glad to see this place won't turn into...

Glad to see this place won't turn into cyclingforums.com. Want to know what spam is like?

http://cyclingforums.com/f88-power-training.html
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-08, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By Mach42

A bike from JC Penney is not high quality, at...

A bike from JC Penney is not high quality, at least not in the way that bike enthusiasts think of high quality. It's probably very heavy and has low end parts. So, don't go around upgrading...
01-17-08, 12:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 743
Posted By Mach42

I think that the Eneloop battery/charger package...

I think that the Eneloop battery/charger package would have been better if your Wally world has it.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-08, 12:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,854
Posted By Mach42

:roflmao: When you go number two, you have...

:roflmao:

When you go number two, you have to push it through with a stick.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-08, 10:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,542
Posted By Mach42

Performance had also bought up Supergo.com and...

Performance had also bought up Supergo.com and did shut it down a couple years ago.
01-13-08, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By Mach42

I've seen them at my local shop. They look like...

I've seen them at my local shop. They look like they're made from surgical glove material, either off-white or greenish.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-08, 12:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By Mach42

The fun's over. Here you are. ...

The fun's over. Here you are.

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/derailer-adjustment.html
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-08, 11:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By Mach42

+1 CycleStats 2008. Easy, no logging in or...

+1 CycleStats 2008.

Easy, no logging in or logging out of websites, and tracks most all useful stats.

If there could only be log entries for multiple rides per day, it'd be perfect for me....
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