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Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-06, 11:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,748
Posted By dtufts

Personally, I'd get the Madone. I like it and...

Personally, I'd get the Madone. I like it and don't really care what people on this board think about that. I don't run into very many trek carbon bikes where I live. So all this talk about it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-06, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By dtufts

The best way to tell what it's worth is to slap...

The best way to tell what it's worth is to slap it up on e-bay with lots of pics, a good description, and a 7 day listing. In 7 days you'll know exactly what its worth.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-06, 11:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,361
Posted By dtufts

I've had it for about a month now. Shifting is...

I've had it for about a month now. Shifting is flawless. Absolutely perfect . . . and I'm picky about that. Every bit the same as the DA FC-7800 that it replaced. I'm using it with an FD-7800 and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-06, 11:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,095
Posted By dtufts

The sweetest ride on the road (IMNSHO) . . . . ...

The sweetest ride on the road (IMNSHO) . . . .

OCLV 120
DA 10
Bonty RXL aeros
Deda stem & bars
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-05, 10:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,550
Posted By dtufts

On this site he describes this as the "New...

On this site he describes this as the "New monocoque frame for 2006".

http://forums.roadbikereview.com/showthread.php?t=41148

Well, obviously trek is trying to do what it's supposed to do: ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-05, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 889
Posted By dtufts

My 720i works just fine with the IR port built...

My 720i works just fine with the IR port built into my laptop. It can also communicate with the built in IR on my Pocket PC. I believe the polar unit is just a standard IR via USB.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-05, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 738
Posted By dtufts

Don't any of you guys do trackstands? Often you...

Don't any of you guys do trackstands? Often you don't need to unclip at all.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-05, 05:45 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 32,821
Posted By dtufts

Well, there's alot that could be said in response...

Well, there's alot that could be said in response to this pic . . . but I'm not gonna touch that one with a 10 foot pole.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-05, 05:10 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 32,821
Posted By dtufts

It's like looking in the mirror . . . .

It's like looking in the mirror . . . .
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-05, 04:54 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 32,821
Posted By dtufts

Riding will give anyone calves like these . . . .

Riding will give anyone calves like these . . . .
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-05, 02:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,419
Posted By dtufts

Here's the real reason not to go 53/25: You...

Here's the real reason not to go 53/25:

You had better be sure you can get up the hill in that gear. If you start to bog down and want to shift to the small ring it will be hard to do without...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-05, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By dtufts

To change over to a road bike you are going to...

To change over to a road bike you are going to want to swap out the frame & fork, the components, and the wheels. Look for wheels in 700c.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-05, 04:05 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 63,464
Posted By dtufts

Just another day commuting through the concrete...

Just another day commuting through the concrete jungle . . . .
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-05, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 434
Posted By dtufts

Older units had a 5 minute delay before the unit...

Older units had a 5 minute delay before the unit would shut down to covserve battery, then you would have to start a new exercise. In the current unit this was increased to 30 minutes. I've found...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-05, 05:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 992
Posted By dtufts

Margin of error. If you and the bike together...

Margin of error. If you and the bike together weigh 150 lbs, then a one pound difference is less than 1% error. I'll bet your well within the accuracy of your scale. Even if the scale is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-05, 11:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,135
Posted By dtufts

Have you tried looking on Trek's website. This...

Have you tried looking on Trek's website. This is one of the stock photos for one of their new P1 paint schemes called "planets".
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-05, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By dtufts

the x-lite aero that you thought you were getting...

the x-lite aero that you thought you were getting weigh about the same as the stock race lites that you were replacing. So a swap like that won't make the bike any lighter or hearvier.

I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-05, 12:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,647
Posted By dtufts

Nerermind all of the BS and wisecracking you get...

Nerermind all of the BS and wisecracking you get from these guys. There are tons of these "grey market" reverse-logo wheels out there. There are all over ebay, you've got to watch out. It's a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-05, 03:30 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,115
Posted By dtufts

This is a stupid example because the person on...

This is a stupid example because the person on the rollers didn't have any velocity at all -- zero -- despite the fact that his wheels were spinning at 45 mph.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-05, 09:08 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,652
Posted By dtufts

Myth: these cycling forums are chaulk full of...

Myth: these cycling forums are chaulk full of accurate information posted by knowledgeable, altruistic cyclists

Used By: those who cannot think for themselves, those who need the approval of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-04, 12:08 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,511
Posted By dtufts

Honda Accord 4-door. Bike is a 62 cm w/ 130...

Honda Accord 4-door. Bike is a 62 cm w/ 130 stem. Bike fits in back seat with front wheel removed, or in trunk with both wheels removed. I like the bike inside the car much better than on the roof...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-04, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By dtufts

Don't do it. Don't get a tri bike unless you...

Don't do it. Don't get a tri bike unless you know that you want a tri bike. You will be better served with a regular road bike. It will be more comfortable and more stable. If you are just...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-04, 10:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By dtufts

Dude . . . Ok, after 17 years on the same pedal I...

Dude . . . Ok, after 17 years on the same pedal I think you deserve to jump all the way to the top of the line. Go with the 7800. ;)

As for the differences. There are only two and they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-04, 04:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,494
Posted By dtufts

Well, let's ask Eddie what he thinks. He should...

Well, let's ask Eddie what he thinks. He should know better than any of you.

From Cycling news 11/26/04:

Merckx: "Lance better than me"

Speaking to the media at the Spanish Cycling...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-04, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 845
Posted By dtufts

It goes like this: Dura Ace ...

It goes like this:

Dura Ace
........................===>Record (not quite as good as new D/A but close)
Ultegra (new 10) ===>Chorus (on par with new Ultegra)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-04, 06:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,535
Posted By dtufts

I got my DA 10 group for $1149 from...

I got my DA 10 group for $1149 from www.bikesandgear.com. Click on the right side "monthly specials" its on sale right now for $1129. Oh yea, the "monthly" sale has been going on since July, so I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-04, 05:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,762
Posted By dtufts

But remember it is 0.5 miles UPHILL at a 14%...

But remember it is 0.5 miles UPHILL at a 14% grade. Still think you could do it?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-04, 02:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,762
Posted By dtufts

This is a sorry thread. First, the winner...

This is a sorry thread.

First, the winner (the guy in the video) did the 0.5 mi TT in 2 min 26 sec. So that's 12.3288 mph.

Second, I can't believe all the bashing of his...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-04, 12:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,688
Posted By dtufts

how does one measure to see if legs are off by 1...

how does one measure to see if legs are off by 1 or 2 mm? Any suggestions?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-04, 03:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,317
Posted By dtufts

6' 3" 35.5" inseam 62 cm OCLV w/ 130mm...

6' 3"
35.5" inseam

62 cm OCLV w/ 130mm stem
59.2 cm TT
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-03, 12:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,114
Posted By dtufts

there's no good way to ease her into it. Just do...

there's no good way to ease her into it. Just do it.

I told my wife I was going to spend $800 for an entry level roadie. I ended up paying $2,500 a 5200. She still gives me crap for buying...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-03, 03:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,172
Posted By dtufts

I had my bike laminated. It works great. Just...

I had my bike laminated. It works great. Just wipe it clean and its good to go.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-03, 08:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,609
Posted By dtufts

I picked up my 5200 when I was at 205 lbs. None...

I picked up my 5200 when I was at 205 lbs. None of the local shops had any concern about this weight.

I've put 2,000 miles on it with no problems. Bontrager race lites are as true as the day I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-03, 04:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,187
Posted By dtufts

You are in a tough spot. I don't think you have...

You are in a tough spot. I don't think you have much recourse. If you feel like you must have the 60cm, I think you should just go to the other trek dealer and pay the exta $400. I wouldn't want...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-03, 11:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,187
Posted By dtufts

Georgesnatcher is right that you won't fit on a...

Georgesnatcher is right that you won't fit on a trek based on the CC recomendation.


you said:

I used the competitivecyclist.com fit calculator and it said a 59cm C-T seat tube (Trek uses...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-03, 11:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,187
Posted By dtufts

I'm sorry to hear about your problems with fit. ...

I'm sorry to hear about your problems with fit. You spent a lot of dough, you do have a legitimate expectation that you will be taken care of. Alas, it's not always that way.

Sounds like the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-03, 04:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,187
Posted By dtufts

This is from Graham Watson. The caption says: ...

This is from Graham Watson. The caption says:

"Jan Ullrich reaches low to check his cleat on a fast section of today's stage..."

I'm not sure what he doing other than feeling the cleat. Now...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-03, 04:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,187
Posted By dtufts

be like Jan (and me)

proof positive that there's nothing wrong with a 130mm stem. I think this is a 130 . . .

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-03, 02:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,187
Posted By dtufts

I think its your fault

Sounds like the 58cm is pretty close. Competitive cyclist has you on a 59cm. Maybe a 60cm c-t is better, but why didn't you test ride one first.

Posts on this board are constantly giving this...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-03, 11:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,342
Posted By dtufts

I always swap out the skewer when I hit the road....

I always swap out the skewer when I hit the road. But then, I'm a total FRED. What is someone sees you with that cheap no-name skewer? Wouldn't you just die?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-03, 10:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,831
Posted By dtufts

Your LBS is feeding you BS. Don't buy it. They...

Your LBS is feeding you BS. Don't buy it. They want to move that Specialized. That's all there is to it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-03, 10:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,534
Posted By dtufts

I am pleased to report the washing experiment was...

I am pleased to report the washing experiment was a grand success. I washed the gloves in a mesh bag with my other cycling stuff and hung them out to dry. No problems at all. Now my gloves are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-03, 10:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,171
Posted By dtufts

That first scratch can be traumatic. I know...

That first scratch can be traumatic. I know every little scratch on my ride. It sucks. The touchup paint will never make it new again. Just enjoy the ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-03, 10:32 AM
Replies: 26,995
Views: 17,157,661
Posted By dtufts

Teski, that is a sweet ride. I've got the 2003...

Teski, that is a sweet ride. I've got the 2003 in postal colors. You will love it. Go ahead and remove the size sticker located on the frame under the seat. It will peel right off without leaving...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-03, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By dtufts

I think my carbon frame has some life in it...

I think my carbon frame has some life in it still, but where can I buy one of those shielding devices to eliminate wind resistance? I want one!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-03, 11:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,534
Posted By dtufts

I suppose it wouldn't kill me to read the...

I suppose it wouldn't kill me to read the instructions. But I'd rather not get too near the inside of those gloves right now.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-03, 11:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,534
Posted By dtufts

Will it ruin my gloves to wash them?

Kind of a moot question, cause they stink so bad I'm gonna wash them anyway. I'll probably just throw them in the machine. Any other suggestions?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-03, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By dtufts

Jan's big disadvantage relative to Lance in the...

Jan's big disadvantage relative to Lance in the hills is his weight. Jan weighs a fair bit more than LA. That's the main reason why it takes him longer to react.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-03, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By dtufts

sweeeeet ride.

sweeeeet ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-03, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By dtufts

don't do it. They won't fit you. At your size...

don't do it. They won't fit you. At your size you should go with a traditional geometery. As you move up the compact frame sizes to the bigger sizes, they start to lose their "compactness" and...
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