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09-05-06, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By velocipedio

I have a Fizik Arione that came off my road bike,...

I have a Fizik Arione that came off my road bike, because I have it and might as well use it. The good is that it's a fairly flat saddle, which I like a whole lot more than the cambered Fizik Pave...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-06, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By velocipedio

issues? yes. Would i buy them? depends on price...

issues? yes. Would i buy them? depends on price and model.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-06, 09:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,826
Posted By velocipedio

Pelotonracer, if you are in Canada, then you will...

Pelotonracer, if you are in Canada, then you will soon be hit with a customs bill that will wipe out your savings. Which is a good thing.

Two things to know... the first is that a lot of online...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-06, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,019
Posted By velocipedio

The Elite is a better bike in every way. Most...

The Elite is a better bike in every way. Most notably, it has the E5 frame [vs, generic A1 aluminum] and a 105 drivetrain. You'l notice the difference.
Forum: Northeast
09-01-06, 07:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,211
Posted By velocipedio

Jersey City?

Just wondering if there are any people -- especially cyclo-crossers and roadies in Jersey City -- in Jersey City or Hudson County generally. Looking for people who know the roads and want to ride....
08-31-06, 10:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 827
Posted By velocipedio

I agree with xccx. There's no way that you'll...

I agree with xccx. There's no way that you'll find a dual purpose 'cross tire that'll work well on the road and in the dirt. If you live in Portland, your races are going to be really greasy. I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-06, 04:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,064
Posted By velocipedio

Jeez, everyone wants to be a "recovering <insert...

Jeez, everyone wants to be a "recovering <insert addiction here>" these days! Tom, you quit smoking. Good. The other day, you had a smoke. Bad. Just don't do it again and you'll be happy. End of...
08-29-06, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By velocipedio

The Giant is one of the MOST compact of the...

The Giant is one of the MOST compact of the compact cross frames. I ride a Kona, which is semi-sloping, and have no trouble shouldering. I should point out, moreover, that it's nice to have a sloping...
08-28-06, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 2,606,170
Posted By velocipedio

The latest version of my race bike... 2001...

The latest version of my race bike...

2001 Kona Major Jake frame
Winwood carbon fork
Campagnolo Centaur 9v group
Truvativ Rouleur GXP 38/46 crankset
Shimano BR-550 brakes
Campagnolo Proton...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-06, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,588
Posted By velocipedio

Nikce stuff, the Assos. The shop I work at is an...

Nikce stuff, the Assos. The shop I work at is an Assos dealer, so I can get the stuff at close to cost. Even then, it's not worth the price.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-06, 07:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By velocipedio

Tried a CR1 Team this week. Admittedly only for...

Tried a CR1 Team this week. Admittedly only for about 45 minutes. Very, very stiff bike. If anything, it rides like a 1999-2000 vintage aluminum bike, but it's a lot lighter.
08-28-06, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By velocipedio

In fairness, there are bars and restos...

In fairness, there are bars and restos everywhere. Step outside wherever you are, and there you'll find a restaurant. Good one, too, probably.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-06, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,588
Posted By velocipedio

Assos jerseys run small. They're even smaller...

Assos jerseys run small. They're even smaller than they say. If you wear a 41/42 sports coat, go with the XL.
08-27-06, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By velocipedio

Hey Andre... I completely forgot about...

Hey Andre...

I completely forgot about Chateauguay. Geez.
08-27-06, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By velocipedio

Yeah... MOntreal's kinda cool. There are no...

Yeah... MOntreal's kinda cool.

There are no races IN the city itself. The closest is in Mirabel, on 14 October. That's about 50 km north of the city. Sutton, which is 113 km south, near the US...
08-23-06, 11:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,637
Posted By velocipedio

Considering that you're running...

Considering that you're running high-volume/low-pressure tires on a cyclo-cross bike, the fork material has relatively little to do with the amount of vibration coming up from the course. I guess if...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-06, 11:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,482
Posted By velocipedio

I'm pretty picky about the origin of products I...

I'm pretty picky about the origin of products I buy. Mostly, I try to avoid buying products made under oppressive regimes. Sometimes it can't be helped, though. After all, I do ride a Litespeed.
08-23-06, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,637
Posted By velocipedio

I replaced the steel fork that came with my Major...

I replaced the steel fork that came with my Major Jake with a carbon fork a few years ago. The ride quality wasn't that much different, but it made the bike almost a pound lighter. And I appreciated...
08-22-06, 08:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,795
Posted By velocipedio

I have a bottle cage for when I use the bike as a...

I have a bottle cage for when I use the bike as a roadie. I take it off for racing season. You can't easily shoulder the bike with a bottle on the frame. When I train during race season, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-06, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By velocipedio

BIke Shop Retail Management Systems

I'm not sure if this belongs in this forum, but I don't have access to the bike shop professionals forum, and I'm sure there are a good number of shop rats around here.

We're currently evaluating...
08-22-06, 07:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,795
Posted By velocipedio

38/46 and 13-26. If I did not use this bike as an...

38/46 and 13-26. If I did not use this bike as an off-season road bike as well, I'd have a single.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-06, 05:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,088
Posted By velocipedio

FWIW, it's authentic. The CFs were a limited...

FWIW, it's authentic. The CFs were a limited edition run of bikes made for Colnago at the Ferrari factory. It was not, as the listing said, made on behalf of Ferrari by Colnago, but made for Colnago...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-06, 01:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,588
Posted By velocipedio

CF has durability issues. I have only seen...

CF has durability issues.

I have only seen Cervelos for two years or so. I was not very impressed with their alu bikes for quite a long time, though I was always a fan of the Prodigy and Super...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-06, 08:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,588
Posted By velocipedio

The problem is that it's a specious question....

The problem is that it's a specious question. Cervelos aren't any more expensive than Treks. The shop I work at is a Cervelo and Trek dealer. Off the top of my head the model line-up is something...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-06, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 717
Posted By velocipedio

It's history, dude... Martin Swiss Cycles...

It's history, dude...

Martin Swiss Cycles grew out of Martin's Swiss Repair Shop, founded in 1937. Martin's specialized in small, fussy mechanical doohickeys and pretty soon established itself as...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-06, 05:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 717
Posted By velocipedio

Martin Swiss Cycles in Montreal. I work there. ...

Martin Swiss Cycles in Montreal. I work there.

http://www.martinswiss.net/assets/photos/August_2nd_Ride/0.jpg

And here's one of members of the staff and team preparing for a ride with Stephan...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-06, 05:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,588
Posted By velocipedio

Trek Team Time Trial with Dura Ace: $5200 ...

Trek Team Time Trial with Dura Ace: $5200
Cervelo P2C with Dura Ace: $3600
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-06, 01:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,554
Posted By velocipedio

Easton EC90. Nuff said. ...

Easton EC90. Nuff said.

http://www.eastonbike.com/images/P-posts/post_ec90-zero_27.2-300_'05.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-06, 01:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,201
Posted By velocipedio

The reputation around here -- Montreal -- is that...

The reputation around here -- Montreal -- is that Devincis are not bad and not great. Nothing special. The aluminum frames had a bunch of alignment problems a few years back. The brand has a strong...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-06, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By velocipedio

Wheels I've used in the last couple of years......

Wheels I've used in the last couple of years... Qualities scored on 10. 10 is best.

Mavic OPs on 32h Chorus hubs: Weight 6. Stiffness 6. Comfort 9. Cool Factor/Aesthetics 4. TOTAL 25
Ambrosio...
08-15-06, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,253
Posted By velocipedio

You know, I had one of the nost fun races of my...

You know, I had one of the nost fun races of my life at Catamount. Great course. Tall grass. I remember one really nasty runup with a barrier at the bottom. Fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-06, 06:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,466
Posted By velocipedio

165 km in 5:43, from Montreal to the Ontario...

165 km in 5:43, from Montreal to the Ontario border. The four of us rode steadily and with discipline at 30-32 km/h the whole way, with the usual starts and stops. I could easily have ridden 50 km...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-06, 06:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,485
Posted By velocipedio

No... normally, North American men in the...

No... normally, North American men in the early-21st century who are not cyclists don't.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-06, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By velocipedio

I like the Verge stuff, myself. Corporate...

I like the Verge stuff, myself.

Corporate sponsorship is difficult because the decision has to go through a whole approval process. It has to be justified at a lot of different levels, and one...
08-14-06, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 2,606,170
Posted By velocipedio

Ah yes... I remember the blue machine well. It...

Ah yes... I remember the blue machine well. It has seen some truly epic action. Racing again this year, Andre?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-06, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By velocipedio

Mrs. Hammerman: "Gaaaaaary... Come down from the...

Mrs. Hammerman: "Gaaaaaary... Come down from the study, our guests are here."

Hammerman: "Just a minute honey."

Mrs. Hammerman: "What are you doing up there?"

Hammerman: "Posting porn."
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-06, 06:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 826
Posted By velocipedio

If your bike fits; if you've ridden some long...

If your bike fits; if you've ridden some long rides; if you've got more than 1000 km is your legs; if you ride smart, the century will be no big deal. The best advice I can give is: pick a speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-06, 05:46 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,231
Posted By velocipedio

I can do everything if I have to, though I don't...

I can do everything if I have to, though I don't have all the tools -- I mean, how often do you think I might need a headset press? On the other hand, I work summers in a bike shop, so I have the...
08-13-06, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By velocipedio

it's bottom. however, it's a braze-on fd and the...

it's bottom. however, it's a braze-on fd and the jts doesn't have a fd braze-on, so you'll either have to get an adapter clamp or another fd.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-06, 05:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 947
Posted By velocipedio

Because they probably were ordered after booking,...

Because they probably were ordered after booking, and Trek had no doubles left? Trek not having inventory is an OLD story, particularly on the first run of the Madone 5.2.
08-13-06, 05:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By velocipedio

bottom.

bottom.
08-12-06, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 814
Posted By velocipedio

like fore said... expect to be in oxygen...

like fore said...

expect to be in oxygen debt for an hour plus a lap. you will not feel like you will die. you will feel as if you wish you could die.

do a lot of speed training. long intervals...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-06, 08:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By velocipedio

They are the same bike.

They are the same bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-06, 08:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 889
Posted By velocipedio

Yes.

Yes.
08-11-06, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By velocipedio

I'll be using a set of Tufo tubie-clinchers, and...

I'll be using a set of Tufo tubie-clinchers, and I weigh about 165-170. I've raced five seasons on OPs and love them, but I got the Zondas for a song, and my old wheels are dead [the rear hub is...
08-11-06, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By velocipedio

Which wheels?

I have two wheelsets that I could use as my cyclo-cross race wheels. I have a set of 2002 Campagnolo Protons, and a set of 2005 Campagnolo Zondas. [Yes, I have a Campy 'cross bike... long story...] I...
08-11-06, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,516
Posted By velocipedio

My statement that I would never race a steel bike...

My statement that I would never race a steel bike is BS? How do you know.

I should have said that I would never race an affordable steel bike. Sachs is nice, so are Vanillas and IF steel Planet...
08-10-06, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,516
Posted By velocipedio

The Cervelo is not available as a production...

The Cervelo is not available as a production bike, and the company will not say when or if it ever will be.

My problem with carbon in extreme conditions is that, even if you don't crash, you'll be...
08-10-06, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,516
Posted By velocipedio

There are a few carbon cross bikes out there: ...

There are a few carbon cross bikes out there:

The Ridley X-Night is one: http://www.ridley-bikes.com/lang/en/xnight.asp

I understand that Specialized will have a carbon S-Works Tricross this...
08-10-06, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,516
Posted By velocipedio

I know the seller of this frame. It's in...

I know the seller of this frame. It's in exceptional shape.

The other Commensal that I've see at the races was Jurgen van den Driesse, who pretty much dominated the Quebec cyclo-cross scene for...
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