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Posted By colnago62

Phil Gaimon

I heard that Phil Gaimon crashed pretty hard at his first track race. The Vegan Cyclist also had a spill his first day out on the velodrome. It seems to be an error that is made by many that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,777
Posted By colnago62

For riders who are worried about getting the most...

For riders who are worried about getting the most speed possible out of their setup, comfort is a secondary issue. An extreme example would match sprinters. Their setup is long and low, much more...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-19, 03:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,714
Posted By colnago62

I have a dedicated rain bike also. It has disc...

I have a dedicated rain bike also. It has disc brakes and full fenders with mud flaps that almost reach the ground. Not only keeps me dry, it also keeps crud from the front wheel from flying up into...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,714
Posted By colnago62

Biggest thing for me is temperature. Cold rain...

Biggest thing for me is temperature. Cold rain can make riding miserable.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,777
Posted By colnago62

I tend to think this way. In a large ride that is...

I tend to think this way. In a large ride that is moving quickly, my wattage is pretty low and easily sustained. I am not working hard, the guys at the front are.
06-12-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,341
Posted By colnago62

Chris Froome...News

Is out of the TDF. Bad crash in training. Apparently wind caught hi wheel during a fast descent that sent him into the wall.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,562
Posted By colnago62

If this is a new issue, figure out what you...

If this is a new issue, figure out what you changed recently and then go back to the old setup. Donít just start randomly changing things, you wonít what is and isnít working.
Saddle sores are...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,206
Posted By colnago62

I just bought this for my two Treks. I hope this...

I just bought this for my two Treks. I hope this will at least solve the problem with frame damagehttps://www.merlincycles.com/token-ninja-bottom-bracket-bb90-bb95-for-24mm-axle-131676.html
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,206
Posted By colnago62

Trek might be. There have been some rumors that...

Trek might be. There have been some rumors that they might switch a T-xx bb.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 09:27 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 12:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,133
Posted By colnago62

I think we are mistaking pitch for timbre or...

I think we are mistaking pitch for timbre or resonance. Damaged carbon lacks a certain level of resonance to its sound.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,025
Posted By colnago62

My 1st carbon frame was bought in 1992, which...

My 1st carbon frame was bought in 1992, which were the early years of carbon frames, so I have broken a lot of frames. My experience was that the frame will let you know it is breaking. Handling gets...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,309
Posted By colnago62

It was Paris Roubaix. It probably was flat.

It was Paris Roubaix. It probably was flat.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-19, 01:38 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,025
Posted By colnago62

If it shows damage, I get rid of it. As far as...

If it shows damage, I get rid of it. As far as wheels go, I donít ride full carbon wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-19, 01:04 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,025
Posted By colnago62

Not sure the answer to that question, but for me,...

Not sure the answer to that question, but for me, I donít take chances at all. I always wear a helmet, I donít run lights, if I crash a carbon part, I kiss it goodbye.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 113
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Posted By colnago62

There is an increased liability anytime you offer...

There is an increased liability anytime you offer your opinion in a professional capacity.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,582
Posted By colnago62

Zipp 303 was the best wheel set I ever owned.

Zipp 303 was the best wheel set I ever owned.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,582
Posted By colnago62

Zipp 303 was the best wheel set I ever owned.

Zipp 303 was the best wheel set I ever owned.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 11:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,178
Posted By colnago62

We joke about knowing where the Seattle city...

We joke about knowing where the Seattle city limits are by how bad the pavement is. Seattle pretty much sucks as a lace to ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By colnago62

It is fine. Buy it.

It is fine. Buy it.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 28
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Posted By colnago62

Another thing to consider is visibility; your...

Another thing to consider is visibility; your ability to see obstacles and possible dangers ahead.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,025
Posted By colnago62

I raced used frames. This was pre carbon frame...

I raced used frames. This was pre carbon frame area. You could get used frames for pretty cheap, from somebody who went all in on the equipment and then realized it wasnít for them.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 830
Posted By colnago62

Another solution is to pay to have it done.

Another solution is to pay to have it done.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By colnago62

It might also be the battery. Not batteryís are...

It might also be the battery. Not batteryís are created equal.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,388
Posted By colnago62

They allow you to have a much more aero position...

They allow you to have a much more aero position for mass start track events. They are ugly as sin.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,388
Posted By colnago62

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,459
Posted By colnago62

This reminds me of watching Lutz Hesslich, who...

This reminds me of watching Lutz Hesslich, who was the dominant match sprinter at that time from Germany, compete at the Seoul Olympics. His opponents would try all sorts of tactics against him and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,233
Posted By colnago62

Is it a carbon frame? Not trying to be the bearer...

Is it a carbon frame? Not trying to be the bearer of bad news, but the impact sounds like it was hard enough to bring into question the frame and whether it might be compromised. See if you canít...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,459
Posted By colnago62

From my perspective , the only tactics a 4/5...

From my perspective , the only tactics a 4/5 category racer should be concerned about is getting out and in to the category 3. If a rider is always working for others, they will be stuck. Make sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,689
Posted By colnago62

Judging by the size of your frame, you weigh...

Judging by the size of your frame, you weigh nothing. Any wheel you use will last forever. Even in the PNW
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 981
Posted By colnago62

I think they have like a one year replacement...

I think they have like a one year replacement guarantee on their wheels
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,046
Posted By colnago62

I donít push it on down hills. Mistakes are too...

I donít push it on down hills. Mistakes are too costly for the bike and the body.
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Posted By colnago62

Quality Information

Just want to say the quality of information on this forum is so much higher than other forums I have been on. Also, differences in opinion are also dealt with in a much more mature manner. There must...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,422
Posted By colnago62

You need to buy a trainer tire. I have trainer...

You need to buy a trainer tire. I have trainer tires on some old wheels. Tainers tend to eat up non trainer tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,689
Posted By colnago62

If you are above 200lbs by a good amount, all...

If you are above 200lbs by a good amount, all carbon wheels might not be the best choice. At those weights, bike equipment is not really designed for you. Things like skill definitely have a lot to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,459
Posted By colnago62

If you are just riding tempo at the front, they...

If you are just riding tempo at the front, they are stupid not to let you in. You are giving them a free ride to the finish or reeling the break back. Find the most tentative rider in the line near...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By colnago62

I believe you get used to narrow bars quickly. I...

I believe you get used to narrow bars quickly. I have Enve 44cm bars which are 39cm at the hoods. I donít find riding on the hoods anymore difficult than the drops that are 44cm. I have gone to more...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2,826
Views: 307,168
Posted By colnago62

A good pursuit team will ride about a tire width...

A good pursuit team will ride about a tire width behind the rider in front of them.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2,826
Views: 307,168
Posted By colnago62

I get why guys who train mainly on freewheel...

I get why guys who train mainly on freewheel bikes stop pedaling, but it does drive me crazy. I spent most of my time when developing riding the road with full time track riders. We were told to soft...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,986
Posted By colnago62

The Domane, if you plan on racing it, is pretty...

The Domane, if you plan on racing it, is pretty heavy compared to some of the other race type frames on the market.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,138
Posted By colnago62

You guys arenít the only ones who canít agree. ...

You guys arenít the only ones who canít agree.

The Myth of Functional Threshold Power (FTP) ? MARK TALLON PHD (http://marktallonphd.com/the-myth-of-functional-threshold-power-ftp/)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-19, 01:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,302
Posted By colnago62

Most riders who started in this sport at a young...

Most riders who started in this sport at a young age have seen their best times in their youth. It sounds like you are still having fun arenít letting facts like that ruin your vibe. I am a musician....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,302
Posted By colnago62

Maximum watts, leg speed, 200 meter times. Stuff...

Maximum watts, leg speed, 200 meter times. Stuff related speed. You get more bang for your buck when you are young. In addition, I rode on a coached team. You get more out of yourself when someone is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,062
Posted By colnago62

Transitions use UV rays to create a reaction in...

Transitions use UV rays to create a reaction in the lenses. Car glass blocks UV rays. Costco has driving glasses that will get dark while driving. I have a pair. They are great.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,062
Posted By colnago62

I have both lenses of Oakley transitions lenses....

I have both lenses of Oakley transitions lenses. One is called something with black in the name is nearly clear (You can use them for night riding.) but doesnít get dark enough for clear bright...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,302
Posted By colnago62

I think a lot of that depends on when one started...

I think a lot of that depends on when one started riding. I started riding/ racing at 19. By late 30ís, early 40ís I had data showings slight decline.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,824
Posted By colnago62

Actually I have. JBV is a concrete track. Higher...

Actually I have. JBV is a concrete track. Higher pressure than the road. Lower pressure then what people are using at an indoor track.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,442
Posted By colnago62

Fingers crossed 🤞🏽

Fingers crossed 🤞🏽
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,824
Posted By colnago62

It depends on what he means by pretty smooth....

It depends on what he means by pretty smooth. Lower pressure is faster on uneven surfaces. Smooth surfaces favor higher pressure. Track riders tend to ride higher pressure for this reason.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By colnago62

Can you move the opposite cleat instead?

Can you move the opposite cleat instead?
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