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03-31-08, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3,078
Views: 2,599,561
Posted By SS_MB-7

Empella Bonfire

Here's my Empella Bonfire. I don't see many of these here, so I thought I'd post some pics of mine:
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Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-08, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By SS_MB-7

Before I got my PowerTap, I used my Sigma...

Before I got my PowerTap, I used my Sigma wireless speed/cadence computer on my bike on the trainer. I moved the computer from the handlebar to the mid-point of my top tube (still visible while...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-08, 05:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 711
Posted By SS_MB-7

I'm 5'6" with 30.5" inseam. My road bike has a...

I'm 5'6" with 30.5" inseam. My road bike has a 54cm TTeff (effective TT length) and I've got minimal clearance. Standover is always an issue for me (and I've gone custom to get around it) but for...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-08, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 601
Posted By SS_MB-7

I've got a Tacx Satori. 3-yrs ago, I had a Kurt,...

I've got a Tacx Satori. 3-yrs ago, I had a Kurt, which I sold when I got out of racing. Back in Nov, I got a deal on the Satori so I bought it. I've logged 3500+ km so far and it's been OK, but I...
03-12-08, 07:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,758
Posted By SS_MB-7

I'm looking at a custom CX and am still...

I'm looking at a custom CX and am still contemplating tubing. I've never ridden Scandium and have only limited experiences on Aluminum (I've mostly ridden Ti and an older Norco Team 853 MTB). What's...
03-11-08, 06:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,276
Posted By SS_MB-7

Yes, that's why I love plugging the numbers into...

Yes, that's why I love plugging the numbers into BikeCAD to actually SEE what the bike looks like on paper instead of just numbers, angles, etc. There is a lot of variation amongst bikes, and...
03-10-08, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,276
Posted By SS_MB-7

I just sent an email to Marinoni regarding their...

I just sent an email to Marinoni regarding their Fango. I'm looking for a custom steel CX frame. I was goofing around on the weekend, in between shoveling efforts, and plugged some numbers into...
02-19-08, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,679
Posted By SS_MB-7

+1 I recently blew a tube while mid-way...

+1

I recently blew a tube while mid-way through a 2-hr trainer ride. Quickly hopped-off, grabbed a spare tube, installed, remounted wheel and continued for the next hour. That night at 4am while...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-08, 09:39 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,577
Posted By SS_MB-7

I've owned 4 Ti Sevens since 98: Sola MTB, Axiom...

I've owned 4 Ti Sevens since 98: Sola MTB, Axiom Road, Verve SS MTB and Muse SS CX, and I now have a Titus Ti MTB. If I was to buy a Ti bike today, I'd go Moots! Don't get me wrong, Sevens and Titus'...
02-08-08, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By SS_MB-7

I put a level on my saddle and then start...

I put a level on my saddle and then start tightening one bolt until its just snug (not tight). Then, move to the next and bring it up to similar torque. Repeat, alternating between the two until they...
02-08-08, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By SS_MB-7

Me, too. I'm in the middle of a Rest Week, which...

Me, too. I'm in the middle of a Rest Week, which means even more recovery rides :eek:

Did you buy a training plan from TrainingPeaks? How do you find it? I contemplated it, but as for now, I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-08, 08:27 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,035
Posted By SS_MB-7

Close, but from Jan 01 to Feb 01 2008, I logged...

Close, but from Jan 01 to Feb 01 2008, I logged 1320km (~820mi) in 37.5 hrs without ever actually moving a millimeter (that is, it's all be on the trainer). I really killed my Jan prediction of 800km...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-08, 06:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,737
Posted By SS_MB-7

I just wore through my 2nd last old tire and have...

I just wore through my 2nd last old tire and have 1 left. My LBS have the Conti and Tacx trainer tires, which I could get a deal on. A racing buddy of mine says he says 4000km (2000km per winter) on...
02-02-08, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 740
Posted By SS_MB-7

Highly recommended! "Training and Racing with a...

Highly recommended! "Training and Racing with a Power Meter" is an excellent book. I bought it about a month before I actually got my Power Tap. Read it cover-to-cover several times before and after...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-08, 07:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,030
Posted By SS_MB-7

Absolutely! I've got all of Tool's CDs in my MP3...

Absolutely! I've got all of Tool's CDs in my MP3 player!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-08, 07:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,030
Posted By SS_MB-7

I'm really getting into my trainer rides. Since...

I'm really getting into my trainer rides. Since I'm in Ottawa, we've got too much snow to think about riding for a while. So, way back at the end of Nov, I bought myself a new trainer and hopped-on....
02-01-08, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,586
Posted By SS_MB-7

Yes, tire pressure should have been pretty close....

Yes, tire pressure should have been pretty close.

I'd say, perceived exertion was slightly higher on the second ride, as was my average HR (up by 5 bpm). Average power (and NP) were identical for...
02-01-08, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,586
Posted By SS_MB-7

This is in the Computer Setup 3, correct? By...

This is in the Computer Setup 3, correct? By default and under normal use, the option should be set to yes. Which mine is.

Question now about manual zero-torquing. Manual says to do it...
02-01-08, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5,101
Views: 3,280,386
Posted By SS_MB-7

If all goes well, I'll be grabbing this frameset...

If all goes well, I'll be grabbing this frameset this weekend. I'll be building it up with D-A. Too bad we are getting another 30cms of snow today! No outdoor riding for a while yet :(
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-08, 05:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,619
Posted By SS_MB-7

Thanks for the info....so, the H1 is being...

Thanks for the info....so, the H1 is being phased-out in favor of the H2? Odd that there's no mention of the H2 on WI's site, though.

If that's the case (that the bearing size has been...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-08, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,356
Posted By SS_MB-7

OK, so, with regards to the WI hubs, there's the...

OK, so, with regards to the WI hubs, there's the H1 and H2. The H1 is listed on WI's site, but the H2 is not. I was set to order the H1, but my LBS quoted the H2, which I'd never heard of. Not much...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-08, 02:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,619
Posted By SS_MB-7

What are the differences in the WI H1 and H2, in...

What are the differences in the WI H1 and H2, in particular, the front? I'm considering the WI H1, but then, my LBS quoted the H2, which I'd never heard of. I don't see the H2 listed on WI's site,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-08, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,356
Posted By SS_MB-7

American Classic Micro 58 front hub?

I'm looking at having a matching front wheel built to go aong with my PT SL 2.4. LBS recommended the AC Micro 58. Other options are the WI H1 or matching CycleOps hubs.
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01-28-08, 06:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By SS_MB-7

Up until a couple weeks ago (when I got my...

Up until a couple weeks ago (when I got my PowerTap), I was using a Sigma wireless computer [with the rear speed sensor moved from the front fork to rear seat stay (plus, moving the computer to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-08, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By SS_MB-7

Someone posted this URL a while back: ...

Someone posted this URL a while back:

http://picasaweb.google.com/DiabloScottsBikeBlog/FoldingATubularTire
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-08, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By SS_MB-7

No, just the GST/PST.

No, just the GST/PST.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-08, 08:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By SS_MB-7

Ya, I bought a bike from a guy in Texas who...

Ya, I bought a bike from a guy in Texas who didn't want to ship outside the US and would only use UPS (who I hate). I had the bike shipped to the UPS Store in Ogdensburg. Drove 45min, crossed the...
01-26-08, 06:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,359
Posted By SS_MB-7

Yes, highly recommended. Then, get Trainingpeaks...

Yes, highly recommended. Then, get Trainingpeaks WKO+ software to make sense of all the data.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-08, 08:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,635
Posted By SS_MB-7

I splurged and bought 2 Record carbon cages to go...

I splurged and bought 2 Record carbon cages to go with my Record-equipped carbon bike. They are nice, very nice! Light, too at ~19g. Ya, they are blingy but I don't care :D
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-08, 08:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,757
Posted By SS_MB-7

Ya, I'll do the same. I prefer the aesthetics of...

Ya, I'll do the same. I prefer the aesthetics of heads-out, too. I doubt at my weight, I'll notice a diff either way.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-08, 07:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,757
Posted By SS_MB-7

Very nice build! My rear PT SL 2.4 (20-hole)...

Very nice build!

My rear PT SL 2.4 (20-hole) with DT Swiss RR1.2 rims and DT Aerolites spokes came-out to 1115g. I'm now in the midst of ordering a matching front (WI or matching PT front hub?)....
01-23-08, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5,101
Views: 3,280,386
Posted By SS_MB-7

Here's mine: 07 Stevens SLC w/ Record,...

Here's mine: 07 Stevens SLC w/ Record, Lew/Extralite wheels, etc. Picked it up late last season and am having a blast on it!

http://gallery.roadbikereview.com/data/roadbike/500/IMG_0585_small.JPG
01-23-08, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By SS_MB-7

Ya, Medland forwarded me that clip! Wicked! I'm...

Ya, Medland forwarded me that clip! Wicked! I'm definitely going to be checking-out the next one on Feb 16. See ya there!

Ride Hard,
Mike B.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-08, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 504
Posted By SS_MB-7

Yes, 210 sounds low, but so is his weight. ...

Yes, 210 sounds low, but so is his weight.

What do you weigh and what's your FTP? I ride with a lot of racing guys who are much heavier with higher FTPs, but, the FTP/kg values are pretty close,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-08, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 504
Posted By SS_MB-7

You sound very similar to myself...My FTP (1-hr...

You sound very similar to myself...My FTP (1-hr TT on trainer) is ~220W. I weigh 61kg. So, FTP/kg ~= 3.6. This puts me in the lower-end of Cat 3.
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Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-08, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By SS_MB-7

Thanks for the pics! Cherry Grove, wow,...

Thanks for the pics!

Cherry Grove, wow, there's a blast from the past! My Nana and Grandpa used to live in N Myrtle Beach (near the Surf Golf Club). When I was young, every summer (until I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-08, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By SS_MB-7

CycleOps front hub comments?

I'm looking to add a front wheel to my rear PT SL 2.4 and am looking at the matching CycleOps front hub:

http://www.bikemannetwork.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/HU-LB/HU4627.jpg

Anybody have...
01-18-08, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By SS_MB-7

I'm looking to add a front wheel to my rear PT SL...

I'm looking to add a front wheel to my rear PT SL 2.4 and am looking at the matching CycleOps front hub:

http://www.bikemannetwork.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/HU-LB/HU4627.jpg

Anybody have...
01-18-08, 06:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,092
Posted By SS_MB-7

Don't resist...get one! I just got mine last...

Don't resist...get one!

I just got mine last week and I love it! I've already logged over 10+ hrs (400km)! It's humbling, but, it certainly allows you to focus-in on specific zones to get in a...
01-16-08, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 888
Posted By SS_MB-7

Since you are getting a PT (I just got one, too),...

Since you are getting a PT (I just got one, too), I'd highly recommend this book!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-08, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By SS_MB-7

Did King say anything about the Wheels...

Did King say anything about the Wheels Manufacturing conversion cassette (http://wheelsmfg.com/products.php?cat=shiftconv&prod=shiftconv10)? It uses a modified Shimano cassette (Ultegra and D-A)....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-08, 09:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,430
Posted By SS_MB-7

Black on white. Here's one from last winter with...

Black on white. Here's one from last winter with my Empella Bonfire CX'er after a snow storm. That was a wicked ride!

http://www.pbase.com/onespeed/image/76140423.jpg
01-16-08, 08:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,828
Posted By SS_MB-7

So far, since Dec 1, I've logged 1683kms in...

So far, since Dec 1, I've logged 1683kms in 51:30:00 on my indoor trainer. Yes, it's a torture device sometimes, but I'm saddistic, so we get along well.

After a nearly 3-yr sabbatical from...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-08, 08:06 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,430
Posted By SS_MB-7

Not quite as steathly, but here's mine (although,...

Not quite as steathly, but here's mine (although, with decals): 07 Stevens SLC.

http://gallery.roadbikereview.com/data/roadbike/500/IMG_0585_small.JPG
01-12-08, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 506
Posted By SS_MB-7

Yes...I just got my new PT SL 2.4 and had to use...

Yes...I just got my new PT SL 2.4 and had to use some spacers behind the 10-speed cassette to pull it away from the spokes. Just make sure that there's enough of the cassette body to fully engage the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-08, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By SS_MB-7

I've got 2 Moots posts, both on MTBs. Never had a...

I've got 2 Moots posts, both on MTBs. Never had a single issue with slippage in 5+ yrs of riding on both posts. The only issues with the Moots posts can be getting the clamp open enough to get the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-08, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By SS_MB-7

Well, the 'virtual' hub cadence seemed much...

Well, the 'virtual' hub cadence seemed much better today. Not sure if it was the firmware flash from 5.67 to 5.33 or the fact that I removed the Sigma cadence sensor off my bike. But, the cadence was...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-08, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By SS_MB-7

Yes, with no other way to measure cadence except...

Yes, with no other way to measure cadence except the hub and the torque applied, I guess the 'virtual' cadence could be subject to pedal stroke smoothness. In using my Sigma wireless, I was pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-08, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By SS_MB-7

PowerTap SL 2.4 cadence jumping...

Just got my new PowerTap SL 2.4 today and had my first trainer workout!

The only problem I could see during the workout (other than my feable wattage) was that the cadence was jumping all over...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-08, 07:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By SS_MB-7

I'm using the wireless Sigma BC 1606L DTS +...

I'm using the wireless Sigma BC 1606L DTS + Cadence computer. It's great!

For winter training on a trainer, I've moved the speed sensor from the front fork to the rear seatstay. I've also moved...
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