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  1. gigemaggs99

    stem/headset play?

    My road bike has an allen head screw that holds a cap on top of my stem, that is the only screw I can tighten. My questions is if I hold the front brake and jiggle/rock the bike front-to-back there is a slight and I mean slight amount of play in the headset/stem area. How much play is...
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    bike tire size ?

    I have a tire question. I'm looking to buy some Continental Ultra Gatorskin Folding Road Tires and I see they come in 2 sizes, 700x23 and 700x25. My rims are 700x23 but my current tires (specialized Amardillos) are 700x25. What size it better and why? It seems like it's only 2 mm so what is the...
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    back tire feels like it's slipping ?

    Is there anything else to worry about with the back tire slipping? I have 100psi in my tires. I don't know if it's only when I ride through small groves in the rode but it feels like the back is slipping out from underneath me. My buddy was riding behind me and noticed it, he asked if I was...
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    upside down stem question?

    I was wondering about this upside down stem issue? Seems like serious cyclists say you should remove your dork disk and your stem should be upside down. On my old ride I had the stem right-side up and it was comfortable, on my new ride it's upside down and I notice I'm stretching more than I'd...
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    training ?

    So I'm looking at the The Cyclists Training Bible by Joe Friel and it has road base period for someone under 50 years of age. See: http://home.trainingpeaks.com/training-and-nutrition-plans/training-plans/joe-friel.aspx?l=3599 My question is, this plan says "This plan is intended for the...
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    2005 TCR C zero Giant road bike frame ?

    I have a question: there seems to be a screw missing. It's underneath the top tube, similar to the allen-head screws that are in the frame for water bottle cages. There is only one hole though. It's underneath the top tube towards the front. Any ideas what this could be used for? The threaded...
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    bike ?

    So I found a good deal on another road bike. Does it make me strange to be sitting here looking over the specs for this "other bike" while my one true bike is across the room staring at me? I feel like I'm cheating, have I gotten into this cycling stuff too deep? I feel like I need to get up and...
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    spinning bike/trainer ?

    If I want to ride early in the morning or when it is pouring rain would ya'll suggest I look at buying a trainer for my current bike, or should I look at buying a spinning bike? I've heard that a trainer can be hard on your road bike's frame. Is this correct? Thanks for any suggestions/ideas. Gus
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    spinning bike ?

    If I want to ride early in the morning or when it is pouring rain would ya'll suggest I look at buying a trainer for my current bike, or should I look at buying a spinning bike? I've heard that a trainer can be hard on your road bike's frame. Is this correct? Thanks for any suggestions/ideas. Gus
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    Century training mileage ????

    :confused: I have a question. I've signed up for a century and am following the "easy century training-to ride 100 miles" found here....http://www.diablocyclists.com/Rider...ningProgram.htm and in Bicycling magainze. My question is, the longest you ever ride in this plan is 65 miles during...
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    heart rate vs. cadence

    I have a quick question. I know the heart rate vs. cadence debate has been talked about a lot, but if you are starting out training, which is more important? I'm riding for fitness, not to compete. I have a book that gives me a work out plan, i.e. ride 1 hour in zone 2 (65-70%) at 80-85rpm. I...
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    tire life ?

    :confused: I was wondering...how do you know when it's time to get new tires? I have Bontrager race lite X tires and they do not have any tread on them. They came that way new so I do not have a bench mark that I can watch to see if the tread has worn down. Any help on this would be great. Oh...
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    knee warmer ?

    Can someone tell me how to size knee warmers? When I look at the sizing charts for Pearl Izumi or at Perfomarnce.com it does not give a sizing chart for knee warmers. Any ideas? If anyone knows how to size legs warmers please pass that along too. Thank you!
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    cadence riding question

    :confused: I need some advice...I am using the Lance Armstrong/Chris Carmichael Performance Program. I am doing the beginner workout. One of the types of workouts that you are supposed to do is called Fastpedal. Chris defines this as any rpm that falls in the range: 108-120. The workout also...
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    How do you choose your race distance?

    I have been training for 5 weeks now. I am doing the Lance Armstrong/Chris Carmichael Performance Program beginners workout. Currently I ride about 10-20 miles per training session depending on the duration and exertion the daily training calls for. I would like to ride in a few races and...
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    help with repeated flats...

    :confused: Can someone advise me on how get correct tire pressure? I have a bike pump that has a gauge but I don't think it is correct. My wife's bike had a flat so I replaced the tube, that tube went flat while sitting in the garage, not in the same spot. I checked the tire and rim again for...
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    Please help with road tire question

    Hello, My wife has a Trek 2200 WSD road bike. I bought her a computer and cannot calibrate the rim size to get a proper reading from the computer. When I look on the Bontrager rims they have strange numbers. Could someone help me figure this out?.... The rim says, 700C 622 x14, 650C 571...
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    Polar heartrate monitor question

    :confused: I have a Polar A5 heartrate monitor. I have a question about one of the values it records. It can measure you calories burnt durning a workout. It measures them in kcal. Is this kilo-calories? I did a 40 mile ride yesterday and the watch said I burnt 3013 kcal. Does this mean I...
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    I need your opinion...

    Hello, I have a question. I've been looking on ebay and there are a lot of people/dealers trying to get rid of their 2004 stock bikes to make room for their 2005 inventory. Specifically I'm talking about a Trek 5900 superlight for a buy-it-now price of $1500.00. This bike was supposed to...
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    Road bike sizing?

    :confused: I have been reading about different bike geometry's and I would like to know if the frame size matters that much. I would like to buy a used bike either on through this website or on ebay. I am 5'7"-5'8". Most manufactures show that I would need a 54cm, but I could also fit a 52cm...