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Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-12, 11:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,833
Posted By ddimick

If you're just throwing the phone in your pocket,...

If you're just throwing the phone in your pocket, the sweat will eventually activate the moisture detection sticker. Manufacturers like to use this sticker to deny warranty claims.

I use a small...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-12, 08:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,032
Posted By ddimick

It looks like shrink tubing to me, can be picked...

It looks like shrink tubing to me, can be picked up in any electronics hobby store. Radio Shack probably has it. Find a piece a little larger than you need, slip it on and zap it with a hair dryer.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-12, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 776
Posted By ddimick

I had a similar issue and resolved it by rotating...

I had a similar issue and resolved it by rotating my bars up a degree or two to get my wrist angle a bit better while on the hoods.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-12, 12:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,327
Posted By ddimick

Mutual distrust.

Mutual distrust.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-12, 01:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,428
Posted By ddimick

The tech got them off ok but you had to cut them...

The tech got them off ok but you had to cut them off? Are you certain the problem was with the tires?

I flatted an IRC Roadlite tubeless yesterday. Only about 1/2 mile from home and the puncture...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-12, 03:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,027
Posted By ddimick

I moved from the Shimano Ultegra 11-28 to a SRAM...

I moved from the Shimano Ultegra 11-28 to a SRAM 12-28 for that exact reason. I can get by without the 11, but I use the 12 all the time.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-12, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 546
Posted By ddimick

This might be too obvious to mention, but ensure...

This might be too obvious to mention, but ensure your leg is extended as far as possible at the bottom of the stroke before trying to disengage. It's a hell of a lot easier to do at the crank bottom...
06-24-12, 12:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,647
Posted By ddimick

I would have traded all of that, except maybe the...

I would have traded all of that, except maybe the Chik Fil A, for rest stop bathrooms.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-12, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 879
Posted By ddimick

+1 on KMC X10SL. The Ultegra chain I replaced it...

+1 on KMC X10SL. The Ultegra chain I replaced it with had two different inside plates cracket at the pin. I think I had about 1,000 miles on it. Never again.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-12, 12:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,731
Posted By ddimick

I'm 40 and my max heart rate is 195. I asked my...

I'm 40 and my max heart rate is 195. I asked my doctor and he said they don't give it a second thought unless you're 15% outside the calculation above.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-12, 02:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 727
Posted By ddimick

I also had the same issue with the premium strap....

I also had the same issue with the premium strap. Using a Zephyr HxM strap instead now with zero issues.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-12, 02:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 833
Posted By ddimick

It's a fully supported ride:...

It's a fully supported ride: http://aidslifecycle.org/
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-12, 04:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 833
Posted By ddimick

Take your existing bike on a couple nice, long...

Take your existing bike on a couple nice, long rides first. We'll average 80 miles/day during ALC, so if you can get up to 60-80 and are still comfortable I wouldn't change anything.

I've been...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-12, 03:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,052
Posted By ddimick

No experience with the Maxxis myself so I can't...

No experience with the Maxxis myself so I can't say if they're good/bad/ugly. I do like the IRC Roadlite better than the Fusion 3. They feel like they ride better to me, but the difference is not a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-12, 02:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,052
Posted By ddimick

I've seen several people say that only Hutchinson...

I've seen several people say that only Hutchinson manufactures tubeless road tires. That is not correct.

I run IRC Roadlite Tubeless tires and I know Maxxis makes a tubeless road tire as well. IRC...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-12, 12:37 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,690
Posted By ddimick

The Zephyr HxM strap also works.

The Zephyr HxM strap also works.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-12, 01:14 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 10,532
Posted By ddimick

There's not enough known yet. Are they suing them...

There's not enough known yet. Are they suing them simply because they left and started their own company? That probably won't go anywhere.

Or are they suing them because they are using ideas...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-11, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 981
Posted By ddimick

Damn you!

Damn you!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-11, 02:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 846
Posted By ddimick

I was able to rent a demo bike from a Specialized...

I was able to rent a demo bike from a Specialized dealer when I was looking. There were a handful of other shops in the area that also rented. Call around.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-11, 01:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 846
Posted By ddimick

Everyone's going to reply with whatever it is...

Everyone's going to reply with whatever it is they happen to ride. Orbea makes really nice bikes but so do a lot of other manufacturers. She should try out as many as possible.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-11, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By ddimick

I looked into converting my Sirrus to drops and...

I looked into converting my Sirrus to drops and decided to sell it instead. It's not as easy as just swapping out the bar and brakes/shifters. There's plenty of information in the hybrid forum here,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-11, 05:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,422
Posted By ddimick

No argument there.

No argument there.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-11, 09:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,422
Posted By ddimick

I'll echo 5-10% improvement based on my own...

I'll echo 5-10% improvement based on my own experience switching from a road-style flat bar hybrid to an enduro-style road bike about 500 miles ago.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-11, 07:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,427
Posted By ddimick

Mine won't come out unless I absolutely,...

Mine won't come out unless I absolutely, positively want them to. Based on your video I don't think the cleat c-ring is fully seating in the groove on the pedal. When my cleats were new it was *hard*...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-11, 07:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,879
Posted By ddimick

I was able to test them out today. As you would...

I was able to test them out today. As you would expect they install and remove just like regular cafe covers. I don't have a scale but they probably weigh in the neighborhood of 25-30 grams each. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-11, 10:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,879
Posted By ddimick

I bought a pair, hoping they are durable for the...

I bought a pair, hoping they are durable for the money. My normal daily ride has a short walk across a rock pathway, too short to bother putting on cafe covers but potentially treacherous. Interested...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-11, 05:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,879
Posted By ddimick

That's kind of the point with these covers; you...

That's kind of the point with these covers; you don't take them off even when you clip in. It's an interesting idea.

I've had no difficulty keeping track of my cafe covers since they're on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-11, 01:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,303
Posted By ddimick

Uh, no. No it is not.

Uh, no. No it is not.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-11, 11:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 862
Posted By ddimick

Why did it break in the first place?

Why did it break in the first place?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-11, 03:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,230
Posted By ddimick

Are you serious? Is your bike made out of sugar...

Are you serious? Is your bike made out of sugar or something?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-11, 12:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,124
Posted By ddimick

I use this one...

I use this one (http://www.amazon.com/Safe-Zone-Bicycle-Helmet-Mirror/dp/B003LVHZ4O). It doesn't look great, but it works very well. It stays where you put it and survived a crash that destroyed the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-11, 11:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,152
Posted By ddimick

I thought just about any clincher rim could be...

I thought just about any clincher rim could be made to run tubeless, no?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-11, 05:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,111
Posted By ddimick

Well, it's close to the garage, anyway. ...

Well, it's close to the garage, anyway.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-QWc_vsrtBEM/TnfhevPh9kI/AAAAAAAAEE0/Ek09bk2gIE8/s800/IMAG0626.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-11, 10:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 20,585
Posted By ddimick

The Speedplay pedal/cleat system has a larger...

The Speedplay pedal/cleat system has a larger contact surface area than the Shimano pedals. I think you're just looking at the size of the pedal instead of the contact area of the pedal plus engaged...
09-02-11, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,198
Posted By ddimick

Different parts of the display will start...

Different parts of the display will start blinking depending on which battery is low. I can't remember which exactly, but check the manual and you'll see it there. Mine lasted about a year.
08-31-11, 07:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,404
Posted By ddimick

This. It's very weird that your cyclometer only...

This. It's very weird that your cyclometer only accounts for rim size; I'd check the manual to validate that.
08-31-11, 06:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,404
Posted By ddimick

If your hybrid tires have a taller profile, they...

If your hybrid tires have a taller profile, they are rolling a bit further with each revolution than a road tire with a shorter profile. This is the case even if the rim size is the same. So on the...
08-31-11, 06:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,404
Posted By ddimick

If your tires aren't the same size then your...

If your tires aren't the same size then your cyclometer won't be reporting accurate data, assuming it isn't a GPS model.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-11, 05:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,060
Posted By ddimick

The LBS instructed me to clip out of my Zeros at...

The LBS instructed me to clip out of my Zeros at the bottom and for me this was easier than the top, at least at first. Now that they're breaking in it's not particularly difficult in any position.
08-31-11, 02:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,871
Posted By ddimick

Masking tape might be too thick. I keep meaning...

Masking tape might be too thick. I keep meaning cut a piece of paper and use it as a sleeve.
08-31-11, 02:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,871
Posted By ddimick

I've been running a Quark AA2 with a Towfish...

I've been running a Quark AA2 with a Towfish Lockblock for about a year. In dusk/dawn conditions I'll usually put it in strobe mode and have had many unsolicited comments from runners, cyclists and...
08-30-11, 10:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,404
Posted By ddimick

I would suggest non-vintage shifters. Modern...

I would suggest non-vintage shifters. Modern shifters are integrated with the brakes. You can shift/brake from the hoods or the drops, but not from the bar.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-11, 03:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,212
Posted By ddimick

The Specialized Sirrus with carbon stays rides...

The Specialized Sirrus with carbon stays rides much smoother than the aluminum frame Sirrus. I've spent time on both.
08-26-11, 11:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,404
Posted By ddimick

I really cannot agree about the placebo claim. On...

I really cannot agree about the placebo claim. On the 60-mile ride on my hybrid I average 15.0mph with 3,000 feet vertical. On the 100-mile roadie ride I averaged 15.7mph with 4,000 feet vertical. On...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-11, 11:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,136
Posted By ddimick

Unfortunately it's tough to predict what cyclists...

Unfortunately it's tough to predict what cyclists will do at a stop, because we often fail to yield when required to do so. That makes it dangerous for all of us.
08-25-11, 04:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,360
Posted By ddimick

I have A530s on my hybrid but would not buy them...

I have A530s on my hybrid but would not buy them again. I never used the platform side and in hindsight would have preferred a double-sided pedal. The new bike has Speedplay Zeros, which are probably...
08-25-11, 04:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,404
Posted By ddimick

I actually did, along with the trikes. I think if...

I actually did, along with the trikes. I think if I were touring I'd lean that way, but I live in a pretty hilly area and recumbants don't climb well. They'll blow you away on descents and flats,...
08-25-11, 11:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,404
Posted By ddimick

Converted from hybrid to road.

Thought I'd share my experience. I started cycling last year on a Specialized Sirrus, which is a great bike that I've enjoyed very much. It's more or less a flat bar road bike. I've put about 2,000...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-11, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By ddimick

Could probably sell a ton of these to the beach...

Could probably sell a ton of these to the beach cruiser crowd.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-11, 12:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,694
Posted By ddimick

I've heard that the Red FD doesn't play nice with...

I've heard that the Red FD doesn't play nice with compact cranksets, whereas Force does. No direct experience with either, though, sorry.
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