Recent content by Treky



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    Versus sux

    I have not watched TV without my Tivo for about 7 years now. I noticed I use the fast forward button with Versus more than other channels. I'd not watch it without my Tivo, just too many ads and other nonesense in between.
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    How do you stop doping?

    Why would the sponsers want to be associated with cheaters? Would it not reflect really badly on them? But I think there are things they can do to prevent doping. Some teams are doing just that. They test their own riders and maintain a record of tests. May be the tests should be paid for by...
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    How do you stop doping?

    Ever since the doping allegations that surfaced right before TDF last year I have felt professional cycling is loosing it's credibility very rapidly. Then it got worst. Landis tested positive after winning TDF. May be some of you think pro cycling has not had much credibility since the late...
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    Where do you live and how nice is it?

    I live in SF Bay Area (Santa Clara), California and I think it is as good as it gets. There are a lot of cyclists and so many great places to ride, great weather too :D
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    Cycling Shoes hurting feet

    Yeah I had the same problem. It was a matter of tightening them too much and wearing the right kind of socks. Plus after a while the shoes were broken in, the pain went away.
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    How many Km/miles should we expect to get from our drivetrain parts?

    So you had the experience that after 2 chains you needed a new cassette. What about the front grears, were they in good shape? Why didn't they wear out also? I think the answer is because not all components are made equal. My cassette may last longer or less because it is made of a different...
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    Battling punctures

    Ditto on Conti GP 4000, I have not had a puncture since I switched to them (over 1 k miles and counting)
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    How many Km/miles should we expect to get from our drivetrain parts?

    Thanks for the links. I think I'll invest in that tool (looks like it is very popular, they are out of stock right now). Yeah here in Santa Clara we are blessed with great weather. I always say I am grateful and hope I am worth of such good fortune. I wonder how weather affects chain wear...
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    How many Km/miles should we expect to get from our drivetrain parts?

    I can live with that. At $20-$30 a pop (I replace it myself) I do not mind getting a new chain every 2k miles or so.
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    How many Km/miles should we expect to get from our drivetrain parts?

    Thanks for the reply Chris, but my point was that since they are saying I need to change the whole drivetrain every 2 chains, why not just leave the whole thing alone? I am thinking that the chain and the cogs will all wear out together so they should all be in harmony as it were :confused:
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    How many Km/miles should we expect to get from our drivetrain parts?

    Well in my case they said every 2 chains, the whole drivetrain needs replacing. It is good business for the shops and makers of those things, but sounds very excessive to me. So I am now thinking what will I really loose if I continue to use the same chain and the drivetrain for say 5000 miles...
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    Any news when the Garmin Edge will be upgraded?

    I do not know when they might upgrade the hardware (check out Motionbased for that) but I am still waiting for Mac support. They said end of 2006, well now we are at the end of 2006. I hope they come up with it soon. Are you looking for a specific feature that is not there? I think 305 is a...
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    How many Km/miles should we expect to get from our drivetrain parts?

    I do not know about the rest but, the bike shop I am taking my bike for service said 2000 miles for changing the chain. I have done more than that with the current chain. But they said they will take a look to see if they should replace it.
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    Where to get/What to get good cycling sunglasses

    I need a pair too, but I find that most glasses available out there do not fit my big head :o They are all too tight and would end up giving me headache. Do any of you have any difficulty finding the right size? The problem is that they all seem to come in one size.
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    Edge 305 Issue

    You may also want to check out MotionBased site and the forum there. A lot of useful info. and you can learn about the advanced features MotionBased offers: http://forums.motionbased.com/smf/index.php