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04-15-18, 09:27 AM
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Posted By abhirama

Amstel Gold - what a cracking finish!

Amstel Gold - what a cracking finish!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-18, 02:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,433
Posted By abhirama

Probably too late to respond but they were happy...

Probably too late to respond but they were happy to swap the stem to one that I wanted. I also wanted a different crank length but they said that wouldn't be possible. Didn't ask for a different...
04-12-18, 09:16 PM
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Views: 131,899
Posted By abhirama

The weather is much nicer during the classics...

The weather is much nicer during the classics season, no? But yeah, watching cx should be fun too. Whatever you decide, definitely plan to ride there. I didn't take my bike and regret it.
04-12-18, 06:56 PM
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Posted By abhirama

I watched both Flanders and Paris-Roubaix at the...

I watched both Flanders and Paris-Roubaix at the Paterberg and the Roubaix velodrome respectively. Was pretty cool! The riding around Oudenaarde (where the Tour of Flanders finishes) is fantastic.
11-09-17, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6,370
Views: 394,264
Posted By abhirama

Was the word 'revert'? For some reason Indians...

Was the word 'revert'? For some reason Indians love to use it in place of 'reply'. Makes me mad.
10-12-17, 09:02 PM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,409
Posted By abhirama

This is a good time to visit Kashmir and a good...

This is a good time to visit Kashmir and a good season to hike as well. Have fun!
10-12-17, 06:28 PM
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Posted By abhirama

dz_nuzz, you should rent a bike and ride while...

dz_nuzz, you should rent a bike and ride while you're here (and experience for yourself the extreme craziness on the roads!). Where (all) in India are you headed to?
10-11-17, 08:33 PM
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Posted By abhirama

Regarding longer spindles. A small part of this...

Regarding longer spindles. A small part of this book (https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/bike-fit-9781408190302/ by Team Sky's fitter) talks about how in today's state of the art bike fit science, the...
10-03-17, 04:30 AM
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Views: 77,999
Posted By abhirama

Congrats gsteinb!

Congrats gsteinb!
09-18-17, 09:46 PM
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Views: 131,899
Posted By abhirama

Was Brandon in top shape or did his injury ruin...

Was Brandon in top shape or did his injury ruin his run-in to the race?
09-14-17, 07:40 PM
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Posted By abhirama

Use LaTeX for resumes. It's worth the pain.

Use LaTeX for resumes. It's worth the pain.
09-08-17, 07:32 PM
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Views: 394,264
Posted By abhirama

Did you end up getting the Rotor one or the FSA...

Did you end up getting the Rotor one or the FSA one?
08-25-17, 11:19 PM
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Posted By abhirama

I have the Rotor 3D version of those and if I had...

I have the Rotor 3D version of those and if I had to do it again I would get the much cheaper FSA version. The Rotor crank arms have a few places where the material seems to have gotten chipped away...
06-11-17, 10:21 PM
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Posted By abhirama

I am that guy :lol: I really enjoy tinkering...

I am that guy :lol:

I really enjoy tinkering with things and finding out how it turns out. I've had small changes make a big difference and some big changes making little difference. So I guess...
06-07-17, 10:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 17,059
Posted By abhirama

Why do you say that?

Why do you say that?
05-28-17, 09:09 PM
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Views: 131,899
Posted By abhirama

Glad he won too! Gladder that the...

Glad he won too! Gladder that the ever-so-talkative Nibali and the oh-so-boring Quintana didn't win.
05-08-17, 03:36 AM
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Posted By abhirama

Congrats, mattm!

Congrats, mattm!
05-03-17, 08:50 PM
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Views: 468,589
Posted By abhirama

https://photos-3.dropbox.com/t/2/AADuF74zSZhF-crl4...

https://photos-3.dropbox.com/t/2/AADuF74zSZhF-crl4QIks2g_wlyy6KHQR_1PccNbbCTUtw/12/41758409/jpeg/32x32/3/1493881200/0/2/2015-10-13%2018.15.30.jpg/EIfujOkEGKMKIAIoAg/JrqsUsnDkyl1T3vFbkYtGyUwTi1JgR6qAfq...
05-03-17, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5,908
Views: 468,589
Posted By abhirama

Cracked near the clamping area. Not 100% sure but...

Cracked near the clamping area. Not 100% sure but I think it happened when I hit a pothole hard. It wasn't a catastrophic failure or anything though. I noticed the cracks perhaps only after a few...
05-02-17, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5,908
Views: 468,589
Posted By abhirama

Don't remember if I had posted about it before...

Don't remember if I had posted about it before but I broke a Hylix-made (not no-name Chinese but who knows what's the difference?) Aeronova knockoff. They sent me a replacement but I'm definitely not...
04-24-17, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6,370
Views: 394,264
Posted By abhirama

That picture really broke my heart. It just isn't...

That picture really broke my heart. It just isn't fair.

The world would be a far better place without automobiles. Would be nice if the governments around the world realized that.

I ride in...
04-23-17, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 131,899
Posted By abhirama

also, take a bow, Valverde. You make it look so...

also, take a bow, Valverde. You make it look so effing easy!
04-23-17, 06:34 PM
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Posted By abhirama

very sad. on a different note, I read "The...

very sad.

on a different note, I read "The Secret Race". I'll never be able to look at a pro-cyclist the same way. I really liked the writing.
04-15-17, 04:16 AM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,409
Posted By abhirama

That's a super steady power output, wktmeow!

That's a super steady power output, wktmeow!
04-02-17, 09:21 AM
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Views: 131,899
Posted By abhirama

Wow, what a race. One can only wonder what could...

Wow, what a race. One can only wonder what could have happened if they hadn't crashed!
03-30-17, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1,900
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Posted By abhirama

I also want Degenkolb to get a big win soon. I...

I also want Degenkolb to get a big win soon. I feel bad for him on missing out of all the big races last year. I'd be very happy if he wins Flanders. The deciding factor would be if he (and the other...
03-30-17, 06:49 PM
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Posted By abhirama

Any picks for Flanders? I'm going to go with...

Any picks for Flanders? I'm going to go with Kristoff. Too much Sagan/GvA in the recent few weeks!
03-30-17, 06:46 PM
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Views: 468,589
Posted By abhirama

I'm still waiting for my 500 to die so that I can...

I'm still waiting for my 500 to die so that I can get a 520! The 500 still does everything I need and pretty well too..
03-26-17, 08:11 PM
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Views: 131,899
Posted By abhirama

Superb last 30k of Gent-Wevelgem yesterday. Was...

Superb last 30k of Gent-Wevelgem yesterday. Was loaded with tactics! I really thought it was a dumb move by Sagan to not stick with the front two. Terpstra and the other dude weren't really going to...
03-18-17, 10:43 PM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 131,899
Posted By abhirama

Great finish yesterday at MSR. Sagan was clearly...

Great finish yesterday at MSR. Sagan was clearly the strongest. Too bad he couldn't finish off what he started.
03-07-17, 09:32 PM
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Views: 468,589
Posted By abhirama

Grolby, woudn't "reluctance" to turn have more to...

Grolby, woudn't "reluctance" to turn have more to do with the head tube angle than the BB drop? How do the head tube angles on your Ridley and other bikes you mention compare?
03-07-17, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,311,792
Posted By abhirama

I do. I think the podcast is at a pretty good...

I do. I think the podcast is at a pretty good level (for me) and I find it useful. I find that it started helping me design my workouts a bit better. After listening to the episode you mentioned,...
03-07-17, 08:04 AM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,311,792
Posted By abhirama

I usually have a spare pair of cleats at home but...

I usually have a spare pair of cleats at home but I ran out of them. I only had the Shimano blue cleats (which have very little float). Being very equipment-curious, I put them on. First ride with...
02-22-17, 09:52 PM
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Views: 31,872
Posted By abhirama

The frame is a Canyon Aeroad.

The frame is a Canyon Aeroad.
02-21-17, 10:46 PM
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Views: 31,872
Posted By abhirama

Yeah, I've read instances of people having...

Yeah, I've read instances of people having success with that but I'm too scared to do it!
02-21-17, 08:46 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 31,872
Posted By abhirama

I recently had an experience where my 6800 rear...

I recently had an experience where my 6800 rear shifter chewed off the cable and it was so frayed that I couldn't even get the cable head out. I had to open the shifter up, remove a 100 small bits of...
02-16-17, 08:41 PM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,409
Posted By abhirama

My 6800 shifter chewed up its second cable in a...

My 6800 shifter chewed up its second cable in a year. Argh. Might take this opportunity to install Nokon housing that has been sitting on the shelf for over 6 months now.

Does any of you follow...
02-09-17, 09:36 PM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,409
Posted By abhirama

Glad you're OK, GC and like tetonrider said, it...

Glad you're OK, GC and like tetonrider said, it must be annoying to deal with it. Is there a cure for the condition?
01-01-17, 08:48 PM
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Posted By abhirama

That's a very unfortunate story and hope he makes...

That's a very unfortunate story and hope he makes it back to full health soon.

Given that you ride mostly indoors, do you have some kind of a distraction (zwift, TV, ...)? Being a meditation...
12-28-16, 07:20 AM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,409
Posted By abhirama

Hard luck, furiousferret. Get well soon!

Hard luck, furiousferret. Get well soon!
12-19-16, 09:38 PM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,311,792
Posted By abhirama

Show us your new BMC too!

Show us your new BMC too!
12-04-16, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 131,899
Posted By abhirama

That was quite something, TFS! I didn't get the...

That was quite something, TFS! I didn't get the spoiler bit, though :-/
08-22-16, 12:40 AM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,409
Posted By abhirama

You're probably at least half-joking but I used...

You're probably at least half-joking but I used to feel the same until I rode for a short period of time in a pancake flat area. That was boring.

My favourite kind of terrain is mildly rolling...
08-22-16, 12:13 AM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,311,792
Posted By abhirama

So that's basically 'lifting'/'unweighting' the...

So that's basically 'lifting'/'unweighting' the 'other leg' if not pulling. I wonder if one could slap on a Pioneer PM (can any other PMs do this? Garmin Vectors and Powertap P1s should be also able...
08-15-16, 09:47 PM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,311,792
Posted By abhirama

robabeatle, PMed you. gsteinb, it's really nice...

robabeatle, PMed you. gsteinb, it's really nice of you to give these books away :)
07-31-16, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5,908
Views: 468,589
Posted By abhirama

I'm soon going to be purchasing a cross bike (a...

I'm soon going to be purchasing a cross bike (a Ridley X-night) with discs and was wondering if the disc standard for them was pretty much settled on (I think it has a QR system and not a through...
07-10-16, 03:52 AM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 131,899
Posted By abhirama

Froome must have taken lessons from puppy Doge!...

Froome must have taken lessons from puppy Doge! Seriously though, superb ride from Froome. I don't root for him to win usually but I did yesterday. It's a shame people behind didn't try to chase.
07-07-16, 08:18 PM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,311,792
Posted By abhirama

Possibly a pricing error?! I wonder why only this...

Possibly a pricing error?! I wonder why only this one item is discounted and the rest are all normally priced.
06-11-16, 02:27 AM
Replies: 5,101
Views: 3,341,007
Posted By abhirama

I have a Ridley Fenix too and really like it....

I have a Ridley Fenix too and really like it. It's definitely not a 'comfy' ride, it's pretty firm. I also agree about the stiffness. The bike I ride now (Canyon Aeroad) is a bit stiffer and comfier....
05-29-16, 01:53 AM
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Views: 468,589
Posted By abhirama

I've bought a "branded" (Hylix. I also used a...

I've bought a "branded" (Hylix. I also used a saddle from them and it didn't break under my 190lbs in more than 6 months. I trusted the brand enough to try the bars) chinese carbon bar (a 3T aeronova...
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