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  1. BugMan


    I've tried many saddles and never felt good on one until I tried the Arione. It absolutely felt great the very first time I rode on it, and I have nothing but fantastic things to say about it. It's expensive, but not as much as some others. Suck it up, fork out the cash, and make your bum...
  2. BugMan

    Best light weight compact pump ?

    Innovations Ultraflate is a good one - fits either Presta or Schrader valves with no adaptors, accepts threaded and non-threaded cartridges (both 12g and 16g), and has a safety lock to prevent accidental discharge. Use 12g cartridges for road tires (inflates a 700x23 to about 90-100 psi) and...
  3. BugMan

    Best light weight compact pump ?

    Forget pumps - they're stoopid. Get a CO2 unit with an extra cartridge, stick 'em in your saddle bag with a spare tube and a patch kit, and you'll never get stuck.
  4. BugMan

    Look Distributor In Aus?

    Can you direct me to these reviews? I'm not familiar with 'Ride" or 'Cycle Sport' - are they magazines or online?
  5. BugMan

    Cateye cordless with Mavic SL wheels

    You should've bought a Mavic cordless computer
  6. BugMan

    Cyclist Shoots motorist

    The goal is to NOT **** them off anymore than necessary! You never know what they'll do - to you or to me if I happen to be the next cyclist they see. Do us all a favor and turn the other cheek. Report them if you have to, but don't be so immature to think you're going to be able to 'teach...
  7. BugMan

    Cyclist Shoots motorist

    Really?!:eek: That's scarry.
  8. BugMan

    10 speed chain on 9 speed cassette

    Why?! 9-speed chains work pretty well.
  9. BugMan

    DA CS-7800 10-Speed Cassette and Ksyrium SSC SL Compatible ?

    Just to clarify - you don't need a Shimano 10-speed hub for a Shimano 10-speed cassette. The 10-speed cassette will fit a 9-speed hub, but not vice versa.
  10. BugMan

    oversize handlebars

    There is no weight penalty for OS - quite the opposite. The larger diameter tube allows the tube walls to be made thinner (i.e., lighter) with no loss of stiffness. It's the same principle as the oversized downtubes on aluminum frames that has become almost universal.
  11. BugMan

    Look carbon fibre frames

    Check out this review of the '04 KG486 - the reviewer seemed quite impressed. The 381 has been upgraded - now the 481SL - it is carbon tubes on alloy lugs and is lighter than the 486 (2.9 lbs). Laurent Jalabert rode a 381 to a King of the Mountains victory in the '02 TdF. It requires a 25-mm...
  12. BugMan

    What Have Motorists Done To **** You Off When Biking?

    Running me down!!!
  13. BugMan

    Are you a Cycling Dork?

    I'm just dying to see how many races you actually win - unless you stick with the dork, citizen, newbie, field-of-5, special olympics, father-time category. That'll really be something to brag about! Okay - I'm sorry - I don't mean to be mean! It's just that I hope you don't seriously believe...
  14. BugMan

    Look Cleat Colours

    Sorry rickt - I was fooled into thinking Chris Bryson was looking for newbie-appropriate advice, given his use of the term 'aged thick newbie'. Since, as it turns out, we're giving 'track specialist' advice on this thread, I'll defer to your vastly more experienced opinion.
  15. BugMan

    Look Cleat Colours

    Dude! Pulling out during sprints is NOT normal - either you're pedals were faulty or your cleats were too worn. I've used Look in the past and now ride SPD-SLs - when you're in, you're in! A simple twist outward with the heal releases you. I would never recommend somebody use the old clips...
  16. BugMan

    cycling shorts/bibs too many choices.

    Do your bum a favor - get at least two pair of the absolute best quality bib shorts you can possibly bear to spend the money on (I like Castelli, but other brands are also good), hand rinse them after every ride and machine wash every 3-4 rides (let them drip dry), and apply chamois creme...
  17. BugMan

    Which saddle?

    You might try the Selle Italia SLR Gelflow (aka 'Trans Am'). At 185 g, it's one of the lighter saddles out there, but unlike the regular SLR it has the 'Trans Am' cutout to make things comfy for the 'boys'. The nose has some flex, which helps when I time trial, and it's got enough width in the...
  18. BugMan

    Look Cleat Colours

    With Look pedals, the red cleats allow some lateral rotation by the shoe in the pedal (good for the knees) while the black cleats are fixed in place (some people prefer this). Welcome back to this wonderful sport!
  19. BugMan

    9 speed chain on 8 spd crank????

    You need to try it and see. I did an 8 to 9 speed upgrade and tried to keep the 8-speed crankset - the shifting was crappy. Found a good deal on a 9-speed crankset and it changed the shifting back to smooth as butta!
  20. BugMan

    Are you a Cycling Dork?

    Never use subjects in my sentences. Don't need 'em. Should try it - might like it. Could understand if you're a grammer teacher. True story. Turned in a paper without subjects. Didn't fly. Got an F. Didn't teach me anything.