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Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-10, 07:29 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,398
Posted By nitropowered

They are late to market because they wanted to...

They are late to market because they wanted to see how Di2 would do. Di2 was also release when the economy was down so it was a very risky business move. Shimano is plenty big and if Di2 tanked, then...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-10, 02:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,128
Posted By nitropowered

Many newer cx bikes have more roadish geometry....

Many newer cx bikes have more roadish geometry. So by putting on road tires, it will ride similar to a road bike but not the same.

It used to be that CX bike have really high BBs but now a days...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-10, 01:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,826
Posted By nitropowered

I crash all the time. Shaking off my latest...

I crash all the time.

Shaking off my latest concussion.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-10, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By nitropowered

Ideally, you keep a 90 degree angle between your...

Ideally, you keep a 90 degree angle between your foot and lower leg
08-22-10, 11:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 23,131
Posted By nitropowered

Buy two aluminum and use the money you saved on a...

Buy two aluminum and use the money you saved on a quiver of tubular tires and wheels.

I roll with 2 bikes and about 6 pairs of tubular wheels to every cross race
08-11-10, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By nitropowered

UCI C1 races pay points 15 deep, UCI C2 pay 10...

UCI C1 races pay points 15 deep, UCI C2 pay 10 deep.

But you probably don't need to worry about it.
07-30-10, 06:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,167
Posted By nitropowered

I use the road season to train for cyclocross...

I use the road season to train for cyclocross season.

Two bikes, 6 pairs of tubular wheels, pair of clinchers, pressure washer, the works
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-10, 07:06 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,017
Posted By nitropowered

I worked for a domestic pro team for a while, and...

I worked for a domestic pro team for a while, and before they were truly UCI pro team. The riders didn't get paid but got free bikes, kits, etc big race entry fees paid and most of the travel. Me the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-10, 07:04 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,017
Posted By nitropowered

Pro Tour 30,000 euros 24,000 euros (neo Pro) ...

Pro Tour
30,000 euros
24,000 euros (neo Pro)

Pro Continental
27500
23000 (neo pro)

Continental
Legal minimum wage of the country
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-10, 06:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,519
Posted By nitropowered

roll up the shorts

roll up the shorts
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-10, 08:05 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,531
Posted By nitropowered

Hey I race Pro/1/2 and we crash too. You will...

Hey I race Pro/1/2 and we crash too. You will never get away from crashing
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-10, 06:57 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,793
Posted By nitropowered

Usually those small GC guys can't sprint. But...

Usually those small GC guys can't sprint. But they can hold 400W at threshold.

So yeah, I could beat contador or schleck in a sprint, but they'll ride circles around me going up a climb
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-10, 05:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,705
Posted By nitropowered

The reason for sleeves as I have been told, is a...

The reason for sleeves as I have been told, is a sleeveless jersey, if you crash right, can suffocate you. If you have sleeves, the sleeves keep the jersey from riding up on your chest/neck and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-10, 09:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,144
Posted By nitropowered

Sorry can't really tell from the pictures.

Sorry can't really tell from the pictures.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-10, 06:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,797
Posted By nitropowered

You really need to plan out your ride. I don't...

You really need to plan out your ride. I don't think I can just go out and "get lost" to get 100 miles
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-10, 06:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,944
Posted By nitropowered

I go the contacts and regular sunglasses route so...

I go the contacts and regular sunglasses route so I can change lens colors or styles without breaking the bank for every pair.

And when it gets dark, you can take them off without being blind.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-10, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By nitropowered

Usually happens when the FD is too high

Usually happens when the FD is too high
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-10, 05:37 AM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 253,427
Posted By nitropowered

Hard hilly 110 miles ...

Hard hilly 110 miles

http://www.strava.com/rides/122402
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-10, 05:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By nitropowered

Most 2010 AR's are gone, unless your dealer has...

Most 2010 AR's are gone, unless your dealer has one on the floor.

From the bits and pieces I've gotten from our manufacturers, the prices are going to stay the same
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-10, 11:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,759
Posted By nitropowered

I have a Lezyne M (medium) caddy and carry 2...

I have a Lezyne M (medium) caddy and carry 2 tubes, two CO2, CO2 inflator and a multitool. Nice part of this bag is the multitool has a separate external pouch so I don't have to unzip the main bag...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-10, 10:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,377
Posted By nitropowered

This. Over the top toward the front to...

This.

Over the top toward the front to tighten (Pedaling motion tightens) and to the back to loosen.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-10, 06:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 923
Posted By nitropowered

25's will probably be better fit for you

25's will probably be better fit for you
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-10, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By nitropowered

Mark it and see if it grows

Mark it and see if it grows
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-10, 06:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,106
Posted By nitropowered

Adjusters will always low ball you and hope you...

Adjusters will always low ball you and hope you are stupid and take it. Ask for more (replacement) and usually they will budge.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-10, 04:39 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,511
Posted By nitropowered

So do you all go to the doctor for your yearly...

So do you all go to the doctor for your yearly check up and say, well I'm not sick, why should I have to pay? Just checking to see if I'm all ok.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-10, 06:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,088
Posted By nitropowered

A year to a year and a half. Usually I don't...

A year to a year and a half.

Usually I don't have tires sitting on my rims for more than 8 months since my wheels do double duty for cross.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-10, 06:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By nitropowered

I think if you put in a huge 6ft cheater bar you...

I think if you put in a huge 6ft cheater bar you could strip the BB threads but I would say in most cases no
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-10, 06:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By nitropowered

Oops you got me, yeah I ment in-lbs

Oops you got me, yeah I ment in-lbs
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-10, 09:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,494
Posted By nitropowered

Get the 303 clinchers and use them every day. ...

Get the 303 clinchers and use them every day.

Tubs are pretty much only for racing, unless you have the time and money to reglue tubs if you flat.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-10, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By nitropowered

I switched from Campy to sram and wished I did it...

I switched from Campy to sram and wished I did it a few years ago
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-10, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By nitropowered

Torque rating on a BB is 650 NM. Which means, as...

Torque rating on a BB is 650 NM. Which means, as tight at you can get the thing

Essentially, if the wrench still moves, then its not tight enough
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-10, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 587
Posted By nitropowered

Yeah Mitch is right, I honestly don't recall the...

Yeah Mitch is right, I honestly don't recall the 2010 Alliance ever being available. Maybe one of the super dealers may have gotten one but an alliance TCR was probably last seen as a 2009 model.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-10, 08:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,236
Posted By nitropowered

Its like any service based business. either just...

Its like any service based business. either just go in blind or go by word of mouth, etc. You just have to try. To say all Bike shop mechanics are crap, it a far stretch.

Otherwise I won't have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-10, 08:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,739
Posted By nitropowered

internal headsets are easy. Just put the bearings...

internal headsets are easy. Just put the bearings into the bearing seats. DONE!

If you know how to adjust derailleurs, then you can built up that bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-10, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,055
Posted By nitropowered

Who doesn't make their front triangle, then stays...

Who doesn't make their front triangle, then stays separately these days.

Its just a bunch of marketing BS.

Just buy the bike that fits you the best and you can get the best deal on
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-10, 08:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,429
Posted By nitropowered

If you have a mobile VO2 max testing rig that is...

If you have a mobile VO2 max testing rig that is awesome. I'm sure you don't so best bet is to do your stuff out doors.

Find a road that you can get 20 minutes in uninterrupted. use that, make...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-10, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 253,427
Posted By nitropowered

Today's ride http://www.strava.com/rides/114261 ...

Today's ride http://www.strava.com/rides/114261

after this yesterday http://www.strava.com/rides/114037
06-06-10, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By nitropowered

Do B's. Honestly don't care about results when...

Do B's. Honestly don't care about results when you are in low ranks. Go race to get experience and fitness. The results will follow.

I've learned a lot more racing 1/2's in the past two months...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-10, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 587
Posted By nitropowered

The top half is carbon, so seat stays, seattube,...

The top half is carbon, so seat stays, seattube, top tube are carbon. the head tube, down tube and chainstays are aluminum.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-10, 10:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,048
Posted By nitropowered

I think you would want a standard crank and an...

I think you would want a standard crank and an 11t cog with those 24" wheels. You are going to run out of gear otherwise
06-01-10, 05:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,046
Posted By nitropowered

Chris, Read this ...

Chris,
Read this
http://fairwheelbikes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=65&t=6940

My offer we talked about on Sunday is still on the table if you decide that route
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-10, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By nitropowered

Draft legal bars have a connector between the two...

Draft legal bars have a connector between the two spikes so you can't stab anyone if you crash. With Draft legal bars, you can't put shifters in them
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-10, 06:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,435
Posted By nitropowered

Might be hard to find 2010 models right now...

Might be hard to find 2010 models right now (unless its on the sales floor). Pretty much every company is out of bikes. 2011 stuff is coming just around the corner
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-10, 05:20 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 50,915
Posted By nitropowered

Lance was made a custom bike which was made a...

Lance was made a custom bike which was made a stock size. Its why the Trek 58 is kind of an odd ball size. This way, Trek and Postal/Disco/Astana/now Radioshack can say lance rides a stock frame
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-10, 05:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,425
Posted By nitropowered

If you have the legs and determination, you...

If you have the legs and determination, you should be able to dominate on a POS bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-10, 08:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,690
Posted By nitropowered

Liability insurance for a business that sells or...

Liability insurance for a business that sells or repairs things that can cause injury or death cost a heck of a lot more than $200/year
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-10, 04:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,690
Posted By nitropowered

LIABILITY INSURANCE! If you don't have it,...

LIABILITY INSURANCE!

If you don't have it, don't do it. Injury lawyers are sharks and will go after the weakest link, even though you have nothing to do with the injury (rider gets hit by a car)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-10, 08:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,164
Posted By nitropowered

in saddle bag 2 tubes 2 co2 co2 pump ...

in saddle bag
2 tubes
2 co2
co2 pump
multi tool w/ chain tool

pocket:
Cell phone
jimi wallet with cash, id, cc
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-10, 06:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,251
Posted By nitropowered

I saw someone doing the old school left hand bent...

I saw someone doing the old school left hand bent 90 degrees up and thought to myself "WTF is he doing" then he turned right. Then I realized what he was doing.

I always use left hand to signal...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-10, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By nitropowered

Di2 hands down.

Di2 hands down.
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