Recent content by Andrepaul

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    Stretching for Cycling

    I'm trying to increase my flexibility in order to be more comfortable and strong in the aero positon when riding my road bike. Can I get recommendations on how and what to stretch along with frequencies and durations of the reps, workouts, etc. Stretching for cycling is very new to me and I want...
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    Seat fitting

    Sounds like great advice to me...
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    Seat fitting

    I now use a Fizik Aliante w/carbon rails and it's been the most comfortable seat for me so far. Of course I had to purchase and try out several other seats (Fizik Arione and Brooks Swift Titanium) prior to the Aliante only to find out that they weren't comfortable enough. It's all about trial...
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    Quick link for chain-recommended?

    I was wondering if the after market chain link that is easily removable by hand is recommended for both mountain and road bikes. I'm wondering if there are tendencies for this link to come apart during hard pedaling. This is a great way to be able to remove and service the chain without having...
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    LiteSpeed Ultimate or Tuscany

    Although I own an Ultimate and really enjoy the ride and styling of the frame, I guess the consensus is that the carbon rear stay really didn't do much for the frame except for marketing appeal. In theory the Ultimate might be less durable due to having multiple joints made from dissimilar...
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    I'm hoping we didn't just lose a member

    Since I'm still a rookie cyclist I read this forum several times a day to learn as much as I can. In doing so, I got used to reading Boudreaux's informative yet sometimes antagonistic responses and I'm now saddened to hear of his passing although I never met him in person. His personality and...
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    Cyclometer wire extension question

    I'm trying to extend the wire lead out of my 4-year-old, Specialized, wired cyclometer so that I can use it on the back wheel of a bike that is used only for cycling on a trainer. I soldered in two wires (different gage than the cyclometer wires) to do the extension and the cyclometer won't...
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    Ideas needed for novice rider

    I'm a cycling fanatic and have all the lightweight equipment and really enjoy cycling (I can't get enough of it). My fiance, on the other hand, sometimes enjoys cycling with me but is a bit turned off by cycling because she rides a heavy tank of a bike (Trek Navigator 100). She prefers to ride...
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    Home BF% system

    Lonnie, Are you able to conduct the testing yourself or do you need a second person to help take the pinch measurements?
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    Litespeed Ultimate vs Vortex

    I'm looking into trading up from a 55cm 2005 Litespeed Ultimate to a 55cm 2005 Vortex (main reason is to go from a carbon to ti rear seatstay) and noticed some slight geometry differences such as: Ultimate wheelbase of 96.3 vs 97.5 Ultimate Standover 79.9 vs 79.2 Ultimate headtube 16.1 vs 14.7...
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    Training for first 100 ride- Suggestions please

    I will be riding my first 100 mile road tour in May '06 and I'd like to know if there are some proven ways/training regieme/plans to condition my body to prepare for it. I would like to finish strong but not necessarily competetive since I don't desire to be a racer. I just don't want to be...
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    Was this the right frame size??

    I've been told that the front wheel interference to the tip of the shoe can be due to a short wheel base frame such on racing frames vs a longer wheel base frame used more on touring frames. I went from a 57cm Bianch Giro that was a bit big for me to a 55cm Litespeed Ultimate which fits me well...
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    Triple vs Compact crankset

    Thanks to everyone regarding triple vs double compact cranksets...I took the plunge and went with a Campy Chorus Carbon Compact and I'm finding that it suits me fine compared to the triple. In other words I have enough gear choices to help me on the flats as well as on steep climbs.
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    Cyclometer sensor position question

    Hey Re-tread... thanks for the tips. I'll try them.
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    Cyclometer sensor position question

    I just bought a new VDO, wireless cyclometer and I'm wondering what the optimum sensor/magnet position is on the fork (i.e. how far up from the bottom of the fork) since the instructions don't specify this. I want to set this up for the greatest accuracy. Thanks