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03-19-15, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 588
Posted By clones2

HED Sonic Hub, front - does this need to be tightened

New wheel. HED Sonic Hub. I need to get some info on these hubs to see if this gap is an issue. It looks like it isn't sealed all the way?

New wheel - new hub. Just want some advice before I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-15, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 673
Posted By clones2

Any HED Jet rider reviews vs full carbon?

Trying to decide between alloy brake track Jets vs a full carbon wheel. I really liked racing Aeolus D3's last year, but really hated switching pads for some training rides here and there.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-15, 11:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,335
Posted By clones2

Unable to install Bontrager R3 tubeless tires

Anyone else with tips on these? Installing Bontrager R3's from the TLR kit onto a Bontrager RL wheel. Physically unable to get either tire on.... already snapped one lever in half.
02-19-15, 06:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 396
Posted By clones2

Any experience with Pearl Izumi PRO speedsuits?

Anyone with experience on the Izumi PRO Speedsuits? We are getting the PRO kits this year for our club, and I'll be getting either the s/s or l/s pro speedsuit, but the rep doesn't have any to try...
02-13-15, 08:27 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,690
Posted By clones2

What's your etiquette on protecting the inside...

What's your etiquette on protecting the inside line, or taking away an inside line on the last lap of a crit?

I've been in situations before where I've come off of my line a bit to protect the...
08-04-14, 12:43 PM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,245,928
Posted By clones2

Anyone else had the pleasure of dealing with quad...

Anyone else had the pleasure of dealing with quad cramps in the heat of the summer lately??? That's a new one for me...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-14, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 536
Posted By clones2

Tubeless tires and cyclocross - good experiences?

Anyone with good experiences using tubeless tires on cyclocross. I've heard the wheels and tires are getting better for this - but not sure how much people are using it.
07-15-14, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1,558
Views: 82,814
Posted By clones2

I also do the soak beans, then slow cooker for...

I also do the soak beans, then slow cooker for the day in tomato puree. I add a tiny bit of honey and spices...but you could skip that.

Also new favorite - chuck roast and pineapple... just slow...
07-11-14, 03:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,370
Posted By clones2

I race back to back criteriums several times each...

I race back to back criteriums several times each summer... So my first race I usually sit in, sit in, tailgun, sit in some more... and try a late attack... just to make sure Im not burned out for...
07-11-14, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 665,425
Posted By clones2

Pretty sure the "best" values you are seeing are...

Pretty sure the "best" values you are seeing are numbers that you have actually hit for those times. So - if you actually hit 322 for an hour... and a best 354 for 20 minutes.... I would say taking...
07-01-14, 07:58 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,529
Posted By clones2

Racing (cycling) participation in my area seems...

Racing (cycling) participation in my area seems to be doing ok.... However - the Multisport stuff seems to be doing really well. I would say participation in du/triathlons seems to be doing really...
06-19-14, 08:18 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,279
Posted By clones2

Everyone knows that being lighter makes you...

Everyone knows that being lighter makes you faster..... It's why I make sure to pisss myself before I start any longer sustained climb. Whatever it takes to get to the top faster. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-14, 07:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 388
Posted By clones2

Luck patching a Castelli skinsuit???

Anyone have luck patching a skinsuit? Mine is the Castelli San Remo - a nice little fall caused about a nickle size hole on the shoulder seam. Any ideas on a patch strategy. Would like to get...
05-14-14, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 950
Posted By clones2

Any true USAC stage races in the Midwest?

Wondering if there are any true USAC stage events in the Midwest where the Stage Race GC would apply for upgrade points from 3 to 2 and 2's to 1's.

We have the Midwest Flyover Omnium series...
04-23-14, 08:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,684
Posted By clones2

If you are only 2 1/2 years from that major...

If you are only 2 1/2 years from that major weight loss... your body will continue to adapt to competitive cycling and you will continue to see gains. If you've seen noticeable gains the past...
04-23-14, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,193
Posted By clones2

RD setup - what direction to "wind in" the barrel adjuster

Going through my RD setup after installing a new hanger. After I disconnect the cable and get in the highest gear setting, instructions say to "wind in" the barrel adjuster then back out a turn or...
04-21-14, 09:46 AM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,064,790
Posted By clones2

Couch intervals tonight... 2 sets of NHL playoffs...

Couch intervals tonight... 2 sets of NHL playoffs with a few innings of MLB to switch it up a bit.

Went hard Saturday, recovery Sunday... Tues/Sat/Sun races this week.
04-17-14, 08:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,597
Posted By clones2

Thanks guys, I'll use a lot of this info - this...

Thanks guys, I'll use a lot of this info - this will be a 2 hour-ish road race, and I'll keep the carbon wheels at home and gut it out. Id skip it if it was a crit.
04-17-14, 05:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,597
Posted By clones2

Racing in the cold, windy, and wet - attire question

Looks like I'll be spending some time racing in 45 degrees, rain, and wind coming up... "I would ride what I train in".... but I don't train in that stuff.

Just a couple of attire questions:
1)...
04-16-14, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 918
Posted By clones2

If they do exist, and you still get 6-8 hours a...

If they do exist, and you still get 6-8 hours a week of structured training... you WIN!!! :-)

Do you really think its the extra 3-4 hours a week that would be that big of a difference. I think...
04-16-14, 07:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 918
Posted By clones2

If dropping down to 6-8 hours a week has done...

If dropping down to 6-8 hours a week has done this to you.... NEVER get married, take a more demanding job, or heaven forbid... have a child. ;-)
04-15-14, 11:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,470
Posted By clones2

Does reading these posts count towards my crit...

Does reading these posts count towards my crit warm-up tonight?
04-12-14, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 665,425
Posted By clones2

I'm sure my PMC chart in GC is extremely...

I'm sure my PMC chart in GC is extremely useful... Once I figure out what it all means
04-10-14, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 665,425
Posted By clones2

yesterday - warmed up and a 20min FTP test into a...

yesterday - warmed up and a 20min FTP test into a headwind at 290 watts.

Question for you Golden Cheetah users... my power meter drops signals here and there, once for 10 seconds during that...
04-09-14, 01:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,686
Posted By clones2

You got it

You got it
04-08-14, 08:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,686
Posted By clones2

Im just 5 miles west of Maple Grove. ;-)

Im just 5 miles west of Maple Grove. ;-)
04-08-14, 07:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,686
Posted By clones2

From MN here... good luck on the recovery. ...

From MN here... good luck on the recovery.

No telling how long it will take you to get back to your previous form...but I bet you it won't take 16 months. Since it is now April and you want to...
04-03-14, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 665,425
Posted By clones2

Out of curiousity - where were the intervals...

Out of curiousity - where were the intervals done? Inside or outside? They seem to have a nice consistency between them.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-14, 08:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,367
Posted By clones2

I advise the yellow. I use them with my ultegra...

I advise the yellow. I use them with my ultegra 6700 carbon pedals as well. Those cleats and those pedals are a nice tight fit.
03-26-14, 09:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,561
Posted By clones2

Riding and racing started at 34. Now 36. Bought...

Riding and racing started at 34. Now 36. Bought a bike and raced it 2 weeks later. Got dropped within the first 2 miles on a climb and finished DFL. Almost won my 2nd race 6 weeks later... Racking...
03-26-14, 09:34 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,254
Posted By clones2

As mentioned.... Dont blow your load when you...

As mentioned.... Dont blow your load when you go... Youll have to hold threshold pace for awhile out there. I also think breaks work well in cat 5 because a lot of guys up front wont chase and...
03-23-14, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 665,425
Posted By clones2

Yeah - I should've worded my statement a little...

Yeah - I should've worded my statement a little better. It's not like you ever "figure it out". :-) My emotions have gotten the best of me a couple times when I've run a good race, saved energy,...
03-23-14, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 665,425
Posted By clones2

Cat 4 racer with a new power meter. Only two...

Cat 4 racer with a new power meter. Only two outside rides this year, both FTP tests, one a 20, one a 60. Both confirmed a ~270 watt ftp. so 3.6 w/kg. Not bad to start the year. However, I can...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-14, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,868
Posted By clones2

For $500 - man up and get the S5. It will be...

For $500 - man up and get the S5. It will be un-noticeably more aero - and weight 1/4 oz less, that you'll never notice as well. The $500 will totally get rid of the "upgraditis" though. :-) I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-14, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 847
Posted By clones2

Cycleops Super Magneto Pro - great trainer - very...

Cycleops Super Magneto Pro - great trainer - very quiet
03-21-14, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,850
Posted By clones2

I am an idiot I guess... I had to take it apart...

I am an idiot I guess... I had to take it apart and re-install it. 3rd time was the charm! I can now get through every gear without any chain rub - and my front shift is fine for now. Better than...
03-21-14, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,850
Posted By clones2

SRAM Red Yaw Throwing Chain off front help

Having an issue with my SRAM Red YAW Derailleur throwing the chain off over the front big chainring when shifting.

TWO THINGS

1) What limit screw do I turn to fix this?

2) If I re-click...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-14, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,428
Posted By clones2

BBRight Frame - do I run Dura Ace crank with adapter cups or Rotor 3D+

Cervelo S5 with BBRight frame PF30 bb

I have the option of running a Dura Ace 7900 crankset with Enduro Adapter Cups (both of which I own)

Or - purchasing a Rotor 3D+ crankset which should be...
03-21-14, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By clones2

Chainring bolt spins

Have a crankset only a year old - the big chainring seems to have a slight wobble to it when I pedal. So I checked the chainring bolts - and sure enough, one seems to be "tight", but just spins when...
03-14-14, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 665,425
Posted By clones2

First rides with a power meter the fast couple...

First rides with a power meter the fast couple days - what a blast! Also - the first outdoor rides for me this year. Multiple short sprints at 1000W and a seperate one hour FTP test ride - which...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-14, 07:48 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,801,663
Posted By clones2

The picture doesn't quite do the bar tape...

The picture doesn't quite do the bar tape justice... its Lizard Skin and color in person almost seems to match the gray frame and its super comfortable. Geometry wise, I get your comment. Running...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-14, 07:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,584
Posted By clones2

After riding and time trialing the same loop for...

After riding and time trialing the same loop for 6 months and never being above 18.15 mph - and all of a sudden I gain 2 mph - never under 20mph avg again.... Well..... it wasn't the kale chips...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-14, 07:03 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,801,663
Posted By clones2

In the racers forum as well - but I can't help...

In the racers forum as well - but I can't help it. Daddy's new race rig...

2013 Cervelo S5 VWD - Bontrager Aeolus D3 5's - SRAM Quarq Elsa - SRAM Red
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Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-14, 05:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,584
Posted By clones2

You're going to get a lot of "great" answers to...

You're going to get a lot of "great" answers to this question... :-) hahaha. But I can give you my experience from equipment upgrades from my entry level aluminum, to entry level carbon, to upgraded...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-14, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,425
Posted By clones2

This is a TT bike and full aero setup - My #'s...

This is a TT bike and full aero setup - My #'s show on relatively flat sections that 24.5mph is between 260 and 275 watts...

The same watts on my road bike setup is about 2 - 2.5mph slower... The...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-14, 06:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,425
Posted By clones2

Ok -seems to be fairly common. Im definitely not...

Ok -seems to be fairly common. Im definitely not testing off of speed. I was just under the assumption that perceived level of exertion outdoors and indoors would yield similar results. Thanks for...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-14, 08:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,425
Posted By clones2

I understand that... However - my outdoor FTP...

I understand that... However - my outdoor FTP would be about 275 watts. My indoor FTP would be about 225 watts. That doesn't make sense on the same power meter... How can you go from riding 6...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-14, 07:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,425
Posted By clones2

Power meter - indoors and outdoors data - something is off...

Got a Quarq Elsa to play with this year - paired with my Garmin 500. Supermagneto Pro Trainer indoors. Here's my issue today:

Ride 1 - on trainer (calibrated with garmin) - rode around and...
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