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Old 04-24-12, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Jandro View Post
Damn dude. Out of curiosity, is that sort of thing covered by Specialized's warranty?
Yeah, my local shop would have given me another one over the counter, but they didn't have one in stock. They offered me the next higher up version (with titanium rails) and I only pay the difference, but I passed because I want Cro-Mo rails for the reasons stated above. So, they ordered a replacement from Specialized at no charge.

It's a great saddle and under normal circumstances it performs well. It's just the unusual combination of the g forces of the track, the bump, my weight, and my torque all at once did it in.

I'll probably use a tougher saddle going forward and put the replacement on my road bike.
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Old 04-24-12, 10:54 AM
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Carleton,

I have a semi-weird, maybe personal shopping-esque question. I have big thighs and a 34-36 waist. I have a hell of a time finding blue jeans that I can comfortably get up past my thighs and still fit things in my front pockets. I end up buying blue jeans that are entirely too baggy just so I'm relatively comfortable in them. Any pointers or type of jeans to look into?
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Old 04-24-12, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by ddeadserious View Post
Carleton,

I have a semi-weird, maybe personal shopping-esque question. I have big thighs and a 34-36 waist. I have a hell of a time finding blue jeans that I can comfortably get up past my thighs and still fit things in my front pockets. I end up buying blue jeans that are entirely too baggy just so I'm relatively comfortable in them. Any pointers or type of jeans to look into?
My waist isn't as narrow as yours and I have the same problem. I assume that yours is more pronounced. My pants are always too tight in the thighs.

It's sort of a common problem. I'd lurk around some body building forums and see what they do.
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Old 04-24-12, 11:01 AM
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Ahh good idea, thanks.
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Old 04-25-12, 10:33 PM
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Ages ago I believe you recommended Specialized Roubaix tape and now it is now my favorite tape, thanks Carleton
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Old 04-25-12, 10:40 PM
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Ages ago I believe you recommended Specialized Roubaix tape and now it is now my favorite tape, thanks Carleton
That stuff is awesome, isn't it?! I have it on my road bike. It lasts a long time, too. I've been using the same tape for almost a year of frequent use. It looks new. It's black so no smudges show, but it's not peeling up on the edges or anything. And it still feels the same as it did when new. Not slick or anything like other tapes get after a while. But, it's never been a super tacky tape to start with. It's still one of my favorites!

If you want tacky tape, go for Lizard Skins. I use the thinnest kind. Feels great on my track bike for rigorous sprints and standing starts when I'm trying to rip the bars off. You don't really want mushy grips in that situation.
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Old 04-26-12, 07:56 AM
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I am really glad hear that and cannot wait to put more miles on it. The other thing I really like about it is that it ends up being the perfect thickness for me (I cannot stand Fizik tape due to how thin it is).
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Old 04-26-12, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
My waist isn't as narrow as yours and I have the same problem. I assume that yours is more pronounced. My pants are always too tight in the thighs.

It's sort of a common problem. I'd lurk around some body building forums and see what they do.
I'm pretty sure that bodybuilders just wear big pants and cinch the waist like crazy with a belt. It's a funny look, but part of the lifestyle.
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Old 04-26-12, 11:51 AM
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I'm pretty sure that bodybuilders just wear big pants and cinch the waist like crazy with a belt. It's a funny look, but part of the lifestyle.
so you're saying he should get some zubaz?
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Old 04-26-12, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by himespau View Post
so you're saying he should get some zubaz?
I was trying to not say it, but since you went there...
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Old 04-26-12, 01:21 PM
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SWRVE knickers, sprinters cut! fits so gooooooood
http://swrve.myshopify.com/products/...otton-knickers
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SWRVE knickers, sprinters cut! fits so gooooooood
http://swrve.myshopify.com/products/...otton-knickers
I love that description.
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Old 04-26-12, 01:49 PM
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what does "K.E." stand for in regards to seatposts?
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Old 04-26-12, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Syscrush View Post
I was trying to not say it, but since you went there...


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Old 04-26-12, 03:44 PM
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Hammer pants?
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Old 04-28-12, 01:14 AM
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what chain do you use/why?
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Old 04-28-12, 08:17 AM
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what chain do you use/why?
Less about me and more about stuff in general, please.
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Old 04-28-12, 08:22 AM
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Here is a little trick for all.

What kind of chains are common on the track down in Atlanta? What have you heard about them, and other chains?
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Old 04-28-12, 08:38 AM
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Here is a little trick for all.

What kind of chains are common on the track down in Atlanta? What have you heard about them, and other chains?


- Izumi ECO: Inexpensive, lightweight, and reliable. Sort of noisy.
- Izumi V (Supertoughness): Almost 4x the price of the Izumi ECO. Has a screw in master link.
- KMC K710: Inexpensive, quiet, super strong, has "drop buster" plates which supposedly help keep the chain from dropping. Not sure if that's true or not. But, maybe.

To be honest, most people don't know what chain they are running. "I don't know...the one that came on the bike."

D.I.D. chains are nice, too. Sort of uncommon, though.

Ask Scrod, too. I think he probably has more experience with different chains than me.
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Old 04-30-12, 08:10 AM
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I haven't used the forum for a while. What happened to pitboss and oneeightyone, and remember that hilarious confusion about blickblocks' androgyny?
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Old 04-30-12, 08:34 AM
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I haven't used the forum for a while. What happened to pitboss and oneeightyone, and remember that hilarious confusion about blickblocks' androgyny?
It would probably be more weird if things were exactly the same as when you left
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Originally Posted by hockeyteeth View Post
and remember that hilarious confusion about blickblocks' androgyny?
This was a thing? I thought no one cared.

Clearly I was just late to the party. Instead, everyone was/is just super confused about adriano's gender.
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Old 05-01-12, 11:16 PM
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Adriano is male. I have pics.
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Adriano is male. I have pics.
Prepared for the appropriate response.
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Old 05-01-12, 11:26 PM
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It really wouldn't be right to post a pic of ol' A without his permission. I have a feeling you'd be surprised though.
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