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Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By pickettt

I've ridden a mountain bike in a road race. ...

I've ridden a mountain bike in a road race. (They make you take your bar ends off.)
10-20-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 93
Posted By pickettt

Platform pedals scare the crap out of me.

Platform pedals scare the crap out of me.
10-20-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 786
Posted By pickettt

These are decent 11-speed hubs. They are on my...

These are decent 11-speed hubs. They are on my son's MTB and road bike.
10-20-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 809
Posted By pickettt

Okay, then the short answer is, "No, you can't...

Okay, then the short answer is, "No, you can't have it."



Understood, but one could stay with 11 speed (personally, I'm not a fan of 12)...and a 34T is a pretty big cog. How low are touring...
10-19-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 809
Posted By pickettt

Why don't you use a big Shimano cassette (and...

Why don't you use a big Shimano cassette (and chain) with a predominately Campy group and call it a touring group?
10-19-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 809
Posted By pickettt

So even the people that would like to see said...

So even the people that would like to see said group wouldnít pay for it? I assure thatís not motivation to create a touring group.



Actually, Super Record functions superlatively over any...
10-19-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 226
Posted By pickettt

Replace them with black ones

Replace them with black ones
10-19-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 695
Views: 40,183
Posted By pickettt

Am I the only guy who instinctively knows when...

Am I the only guy who instinctively knows when and where my grip should be? The absolute statements being made here mean nothing out on the road.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 17,966
Posted By pickettt

I've got more respect for the guy (or girl) that...

I've got more respect for the guy (or girl) that gets rocked off the back every ride, giving their all, than for the guy who uses a crutch to stay in it.
10-19-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By pickettt

google images or wayback archive the Trek website

google images or wayback archive the Trek website
10-19-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,712
Posted By pickettt

My luck hasn't been THAT good. But good enough...

My luck hasn't been THAT good. But good enough that I don't even give flats a second thought. I average less than 1 flat a year.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,273
Posted By pickettt

Look where you want to go, not where you don't.

Look where you want to go, not where you don't.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 17,966
Posted By pickettt

...or steers for you.

...or steers for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 17,966
Posted By pickettt

I donít hate e-bikes so much as the idea behind...

I donít hate e-bikes so much as the idea behind them.
10-17-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 809
Posted By pickettt

I think the point is that Campy has always had a...

I think the point is that Campy has always had a niche market. I think in terms of paying customers, itís always been a minority looking for Campy...and that minority has typically been the racing...
10-17-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 809
Posted By pickettt

Campagnolo has 4X as many TDF wins as Shimano,...

Campagnolo has 4X as many TDF wins as Shimano, and 20X more than SRAM. Those are the facts, distort them however you like.
10-17-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 244
Posted By pickettt

Body weight distribution. With experience and...

Body weight distribution. With experience and saddle time, you'll learn right where you need to be and right when to be there. Good luck to you :beer:
10-15-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 442
Posted By pickettt

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Try Commencal. I have my son's frames custom made, but if I were buying "off the rack," Commencal would be my choice. They have a lot of choices for kids of varying heights.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,005
Posted By pickettt

If you want to race your bike, then race your...

If you want to race your bike, then race your bike. Good luck and Godspeed.
10-14-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By pickettt

Can I ask what your kid's (or your) aspirations...

Can I ask what your kid's (or your) aspirations are for his bike riding?
10-13-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By pickettt

Your kid won't care, nor know any better. At this...

Your kid won't care, nor know any better. At this point, just keep him pedaling. :beer:
10-12-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,871
Posted By pickettt

How about a bottom bracket post? :roflmao:

How about a bottom bracket post? :roflmao:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 978
Posted By pickettt

I went from 6-speed Triomphe, to 8-speed Chorus,...

I went from 6-speed Triomphe, to 8-speed Chorus, to 10-speed Record, to 11-speed Super Record, to 11 Speed Super Record EPS. I have no inclination to go to 12-speed, and 13 will probably be released...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 17,966
Posted By pickettt

No argument there.

No argument there.
10-09-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,698
Posted By pickettt

Donít miss out on opportunities just because of...

Donít miss out on opportunities just because of one bad apple.
10-09-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,698
Posted By pickettt

Yep. We all could have done without that.

Yep. We all could have done without that.
10-09-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,985
Posted By pickettt

I had one sided Mallets on my BMX bike and I know...

I had one sided Mallets on my BMX bike and I know exactly what you mean.
10-09-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By pickettt

Funny; I went from a 42 to 43 also.....about...

Funny; I went from a 42 to 43 also.....about 1998. To the OP; I had the same Energy that you describe, and by that time, their sizes had already changed. So chances are you should stick with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 10:59 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 17,966
Posted By pickettt

Which part is inaccurate?

Which part is inaccurate?
10-08-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,142
Posted By pickettt

There's nothing wrong with taking care of your...

There's nothing wrong with taking care of your things. I'm just saying a bike is a tool and I hope you spend more time riding it than polishing it. Good luck with your search for an effective...
10-08-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,142
Posted By pickettt

I live in Southern California and had bikes for...

I live in Southern California and had bikes for twenty years that have not suffered any UV rays. I assume you're not storing your $5000 bike in the sun for 12 hours a day. There is no polish,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 17,966
Posted By pickettt

ďI want the same results without putting in the...

ďI want the same results without putting in the same work.Ē Does that about sum it up?
10-07-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,325
Posted By pickettt

Mineís alive.

Mineís alive.
10-06-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 624
Posted By pickettt

Compressed air

Compressed air
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,474
Posted By pickettt

I ride Campy EPS, but I've been riding and racing...

I ride Campy EPS, but I've been riding and racing for so long that manual shifting is like an involuntary function for me. My son's road and mountain bikes are both Di2, but they're also 1X...so for...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,405
Posted By pickettt

Are you suggesting that a personís physical...

Are you suggesting that a personís physical condition has no bearing on the speed at which he can propel a bicycle?
Forum: BMX
10-04-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By pickettt

Redline RL20II Haro Master Iím not well...

Redline RL20II
Haro Master

Iím not well versed on new freestyle bikes, but I do race a Redline Flight Pro 24
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,405
Posted By pickettt

I attest that heat and humidity will bring about...

I attest that heat and humidity will bring about a slower rider, thus a slower ride.
10-04-19, 04:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 908
Posted By pickettt

Thereís something you donít hear everyday.

Thereís something you donít hear everyday.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,737
Posted By pickettt

Enjoy it, donít make it a chore. Ride the wheels...

Enjoy it, donít make it a chore. Ride the wheels that are on the rental bike.
10-03-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,862
Posted By pickettt

Itís all I know.

Itís all I know.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,013
Posted By pickettt

Good for you :thumb:. Today youíre a little...

Good for you :thumb:. Today youíre a little better at your craft than you were yesterday. Thatís all any of us can hope to be.
10-03-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,494
Posted By pickettt

:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,013
Posted By pickettt

For those who need levers to remove a tire, but...

For those who need levers to remove a tire, but not to reinstall one: At what point between taking the tire off and putting it back on did the dimensions of the rim and/or tire change that you no...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,013
Posted By pickettt

I agree that you shouldnít choose tires based on...

I agree that you shouldnít choose tires based on ease of mounting. At the same time, I donít see what your bio or your bike has to do with the willingness to learn a new skill.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,013
Posted By pickettt

Degrees from Using your thumbs, push the bead...

Degrees from
Using your thumbs, push the bead off the bead seat and into the center channel of the rim. Turn the rim around and do the same to the other side. During the remainder of this process,...
10-01-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By pickettt

There are tons of MTB group rides here in...

There are tons of MTB group rides here in Southern California, especially Orange County. Find one on Meetup and get out with some of the guys and girls. The mountain bike community is one of the most...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 05:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,013
Posted By pickettt

Do your best to learn without using levers at all.

Do your best to learn without using levers at all.
09-30-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 778
Posted By pickettt

Did it get infected before it closed up?

Did it get infected before it closed up?
09-27-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By pickettt

Absolutely minimalist gloves for me, no padding,...

Absolutely minimalist gloves for me, no padding, no reinforcements, so long as they are full fingered. I once crashed on the road wearing 661 Raji gloves, very minimal. The gloves were absolutely...
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