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Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By XTR

26" tubular rim?

This is one of those ???? moments for me so I thought I'd ask here, maybe the answer is obvious and I'm just missing it.

I came across a set of 26" MTB wheels with 26" Ritchey Superlogic tubular...
07-30-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 641
Posted By XTR

Direto 2 or Kickr '18

For those who may have used them. There are some factory refirb Kicker '18s out there that are about the same price as a new Elite Direto 2. Which would you get?

I live where there will be snow...
07-06-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By XTR

I rode my RB-1 for about 15 yrs before the rear...

I rode my RB-1 for about 15 yrs before the rear derailleur finally fell apart back in about 2006 or 7, and 7 speed cogs were getting harder to source, so I built it back up with a 10 speed Ultegra...
07-05-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By XTR

The groupo is a Carbon 10 speed. It originally...

The groupo is a Carbon 10 speed. It originally had a CF front derailleur that I changed out at some point for a shiny one. The only carbon fiber you see is the little part of the rear mech and the...
07-05-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By XTR

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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07-05-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By XTR

My odd Colnago

At least it seems to be odd to me.

Back story is that I bought this frame off of Ebay about 13 or 14 yrs ago. I built it up and it's been in my riding rotation ever since. At the time I had it...
Replies: 7
Views: 686
Posted By XTR

The lugs are wrong, but those cable guides on the...

The lugs are wrong, but those cable guides on the top tube look just like the ones on my RB1.
07-01-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,996
Posted By XTR

Riding west out of Ogden on 900S going out to the...

Riding west out of Ogden on 900S going out to the gate at the Hill AFB Annex.

34 mile round trip, With the corrections turned on Garmin says 155 ft elevation, and almost all of it is in the little...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,959
Posted By XTR

I didn't think it was confusing, my apologies. ...

I didn't think it was confusing, my apologies.

to make it somewhat clearer, the whole point of my question is/was:

Is the increased comfort increase running 28s significant enough to justify...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,959
Posted By XTR

I thought I made the point that the clearances...

I thought I made the point that the clearances were my only real concern. Specifically the clearances with a 28 mounted, and the clearance to get a 28 in and out of the calipers at pressure.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,959
Posted By XTR

Current clincher rims are made for 25mm tires. ...

Current clincher rims are made for 25mm tires. Putting 28s on them will result in a wider tire profile. The current setup with Ultegra calipers it is tight getting the tires through the brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,959
Posted By XTR

The bike I'm considering it on is an older Focus...

The bike I'm considering it on is an older Focus Izalco 4 Pro, and I've been looking at the front, but the clearance issue is probably in the rear, and I don't think it's there. There isn't a lot of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,959
Posted By XTR

I toss my bike in the back of the Tahoe pretty...

I toss my bike in the back of the Tahoe pretty regularly, it fits much easier with the wheel off.

Todays ride kind of solved this one in the short term. Hit a piece of metal and ripped open the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,959
Posted By XTR

I'm running Ultegras. They are tight getting a...

I'm running Ultegras. They are tight getting a 25 in and out with the cam open, havne't looked to see just how close the clearance is in the top. I assumed I'd need to rims because I'm pretty sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,959
Posted By XTR

28mm tire question

I've been running 25s on my mt R1850s and it's getting to be time to buy another set of tires. I ride on a lot of chip sealed or just rough tarmac. It is worth the $$ from a comfort standpoint to...
04-27-18, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By XTR

In my experience New cogs = new chain or you can...

In my experience New cogs = new chain or you can have problems if the chain is worn.
04-26-18, 05:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 460
Posted By XTR

Pick a new bike question

Background:
I'm 50+, 6'4" and these days I'm 220#. In racing trim I tiped the scales at about 200. Have been off of all bikes for about 2 yrs and off of MTBs for decades. Long ago I raced all over...
07-10-14, 08:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,495
Posted By XTR

Downhill shorts with crash pads for MTBs have...

Downhill shorts with crash pads for MTBs have been around at least since the mid 90s when I used them at Mammoth.
07-10-14, 06:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,582
Posted By XTR

There has got to be a good drinking game for the...

There has got to be a good drinking game for the Phil and Paul show

Stamping his Authority - Drink
Dancing on the pedals - Drink
Professional Bicycle Rider - Drink
Doing Damage - Drink...
07-10-14, 06:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,205
Posted By XTR

When I first saw the Saxo kit early this yr I...

When I first saw the Saxo kit early this yr I thought they would have to change it for the TdF. I was surprised when I turned on Stage 1 and saw they had not. I don't think it looks bad, but it's...
07-09-14, 09:16 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,187
Posted By XTR

I saw way more crashes on the wet tarmac than on...

I saw way more crashes on the wet tarmac than on the pave. To hot into the turns and washing out or touching wet brakes, getting no response, grabbing more and locking up (I'm betting there was a...
07-06-12, 07:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,047
Posted By XTR

I don't know if you guys are all watching in HD,...

I don't know if you guys are all watching in HD, but that is a huge difference. I'm a motorcycle race fan too and I first noticed the difference in quality with the difference in MotoGP and World...
07-05-12, 11:46 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,180
Posted By XTR

I've often wondered if they (P&P) were watching...

I've often wondered if they (P&P) were watching the same race I was; however, the last two yrs coverage of the Philadelphia race has made me thankful to have Phil, Paul and Bob. The collection of...
06-21-12, 09:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,361
Posted By XTR

So looking at that lineup, seems Horner is about...

So looking at that lineup, seems Horner is about the only GC candidate they have.
06-15-12, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,584
Posted By XTR

Every time I've seen the Sky helmets covered I...

Every time I've seen the Sky helmets covered I also see arm sleeves and hats. It's for temperature control (keeping warm on cold/wet days)
06-15-12, 08:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,539
Posted By XTR

Cav will just head butt Sagan in the first...

Cav will just head butt Sagan in the first sprint, sure, he'll get relegated, but he'll have him intimidated for the rest of the sprint finishes.

All joking aside, the thing that I see that is...
04-10-12, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,674
Posted By XTR

Wow, ok, this one and your post below would be...

Wow, ok, this one and your post below would be hard to answer in a BB post.

Part of it is publicity, face it. Go out on the street this afternoon and ask 10 people to name a Pro bicycle race. ...
04-09-12, 06:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,674
Posted By XTR

I was having a similar discussion in the last...

I was having a similar discussion in the last couple of weeks. I am really glad that the classics have been getting coverage for the last couple of years. I think for me personally I like the...
07-12-11, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By XTR

I remember hearing a water bottle number...

I remember hearing a water bottle number somewhere that was like 40,000.

Just using 150 riders at 3/hr = 450/hr

If you figure the peleton uses 450 bottles/hr x 4 hrs/day = 1800/day x 21 days...
07-12-11, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,242
Posted By XTR

First, I think they are the best bike race guys...

First, I think they are the best bike race guys out there, if you watched the Philadelphia race you got a glimpse of how awful it can get; however, Paul and Phil have to fill three to four hours...
07-12-11, 01:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,111
Posted By XTR

I'm hoping that the 1:40 means that we will...

I'm hoping that the 1:40 means that we will actually get to see some real attacks in the mountains and not the cover your competition till the last few hundred meters than attack for a few seconds...
03-29-11, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,673
Posted By XTR

Really, some people need to find something...

Really, some people need to find something important to worry about, and lord knows if it was Ligget or Roll that said it it's only got about a 50% chance of being correct.
03-29-11, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By XTR

As I watched the Criterium International I was reminded again...

... that Phil Ligget's cometary is very much like Bob Ueker's in Major League, it may be fun to listen to, but it probably has nothing to do with what is actually going on. :p
03-29-11, 09:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,882
Posted By XTR

Too many teams have gone with overall black...

Too many teams have gone with overall black looks, or at least on camera they look black. In the peleton you've got to look hard to sort them out.

For watching races and seeing riders the Radio...
03-12-11, 02:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 814
Posted By XTR

This doesn't sound right..

BEAVERCREEK TWP. -- A bicyclist is dead Friday night after an accident in Beavercreek Township. Sgt. Andy Worcester of the Ohio State Patrol says the man was coming up a hill on New Germany-Trebein...
01-27-11, 09:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,213
Posted By XTR

*DING* And Swingblade, the only way you...

*DING*

And Swingblade, the only way you fail to understand the positive impact of US interest in cycling due to LA, or the millions his foundation has raised for the fight against cancer is...
01-27-11, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 953
Posted By XTR

How many former Johan Bruyneel riders have been busted after they left?

I saw a comment made a few yrs ago that JBs guys never get popped but many do after they leave, I don't keep that close a tally so I thought I'd see how many there actually are.

Who can you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-09, 03:59 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,842
Posted By XTR

Eventually clipping out becomes natural, and...

Eventually clipping out becomes natural, and after you do it for 10 years you will get to look foolish when you ride an old bike with toe straps and you try to rotate your foot out, get tangled and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-09, 03:50 AM
Replies: 587
Views: 19,429
Posted By XTR

This is a red herring. Latest NTSB...

This is a red herring.



Latest NTSB study on Motorcycle Fatalities...
07-30-09, 11:28 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,403
Posted By XTR

If you watch closely it is the before the bump...

If you watch closely it is the before the bump he falls on that sets it up. He hit a woop-di-do. He was resting on the saddle and it pitched him forward, his left hand dropped off the bar and his...
07-30-09, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,692
Posted By XTR

Granted that I'm not a pro rider, and while I did...

Granted that I'm not a pro rider, and while I did race NORBA in sport class for years I've never competed in a road race. That said, back in 1992 when I first started getting serious about riding I...
07-27-09, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By XTR

I'm pretty sure that I've lost count of the...

I'm pretty sure that I've lost count of the number of times I've seen Champagne being consumed in the Champs' Elysee, and nobody has ever brought it up before. The fact that this thought even...
07-27-09, 05:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By XTR

I'm 6'4" and raced sport class in NORBA. I...

I'm 6'4" and raced sport class in NORBA. I remember when I first saw Clydesdales classes and I felt that a guy logging close to a thousand miles a month on the road not counting MTB time with less...
07-21-09, 01:26 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,403
Posted By XTR

Looks like it was just a bump in the road. Think...

Looks like it was just a bump in the road. Think about it. Long decent and a lot of weight on your hands, maybe they get a bit numb, hit a bump and knocks you a little wobbly and boom you are down....
07-21-09, 08:29 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 10,983
Posted By XTR

Sherman's comment that Saxo hadn't isolated...

Sherman's comment that Saxo hadn't isolated Contador yet, DUH! He's got Armstrong and Kloden with him. Isolating him would require a roadside bomb.
07-14-09, 11:30 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,458
Posted By XTR

Phil and Paul are jsut doing their job and giving...

Phil and Paul are jsut doing their job and giving the masses what they want. You get the same thing in just about any sport when there is someone with huge name recognition.

Has anyone here ever...
07-10-09, 10:05 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 20,721
Posted By XTR

I actually wondered about that myself while I was...

I actually wondered about that myself while I was watching, still it did look like they were communicating something.

Communications on some of those team must be pretty challenging considering...
07-10-09, 09:47 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 20,721
Posted By XTR

I swear that right after AC and LA pulled that...

I swear that right after AC and LA pulled that first attack in they were talking, I was wondering what they were talking about. I think I know now.
07-10-09, 09:08 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 20,721
Posted By XTR

Cancellara has lost contact with the front!

Cancellara has lost contact with the front!
07-10-09, 09:01 AM
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