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  1. ryan_tran03

    Quite possibly the worst combination....

    kdelong, your advice is definitely the best advice I've ever gotten on forums. I've been able to feel "good" about my ride and I've noticed my average speed go up one mile per hour haha... not much but something. Every once and a while I'll hit a stump on hills, as the part of Ohio I'm in is...
  2. ryan_tran03

    Quite possibly the worst combination....

    Thanks kdelong. Exactly what I've been looking for, awesome! As for living near Cincinnati, nope. I'm more around the Findlay, OH country-side... like 3-4 hours away from Cincinnati. lol, I fell almost a month ago, and I'm definitely empathizing with that poor soul right now... It's no...
  3. ryan_tran03

    Clipless pedals for my entry level bike?

    You really can't go wrong with any type of pedals; to each, their own. For me, I really liked the simplicity of SPD-SL. I've got a pair of the ultegra pedals for cheap, but the other Shimano pedals that are cheaper are exactly the same thing, just a bit heavier. These don't really require...
  4. ryan_tran03

    Is white not right?

    White is good; however, it usually isn't that great near genitalia, arousal appendages, sweaty places, or... that's about it. I have a white jersey and I've gotten a nice sum of compliments. ...I don't own any white shorts though.
  5. ryan_tran03

    What is your worst cycling experience?

    Hit by truck lol. No fun. However, I learned to love my sexy white helmet. ...and it loves me too.
  6. ryan_tran03

    Quite possibly the worst combination....

    lol. Simple enough. Drinks anyone?
  7. ryan_tran03

    Quite possibly the worst combination....

    Actually, now that it's been a couple of weeks I'm actually surprised how convenient clipless pedals are. They're actually kinda nice to have once you get used to them lol... and Phil85207 thanks for the leaning tip, it saved me from scratching my car haha. Could I ask what you guys do...
  8. ryan_tran03

    Quite possibly the worst combination....

    Hey an Old Guy, do you buy any chance use SPD-SL pedals??? It seems like I already have it really x3 low for tension. Haha... I recommend falling in front of them lol. It was pretty nice I guess...
  9. ryan_tran03

    Quite possibly the worst combination....

    Imagine: The first ride of the year (I'm a bit late but the weather has been horrible lately????). You're excited to get back in shape and you're cruising down the road with some new clipless pedals/shoe combination. Suddenly, you get a massive cramp in BOTH of your calves. You're...
  10. ryan_tran03

    Mavic Zxellium Speedplay Zero Compatibility

    Hey everyone, It's been a while since I last posted, but I have recently acquired a nice pair of Mavic Zxelliums. (Very nice shoes which run true to size of measurements and fits very tight, very adjustable as well) However, my dilemma is this: Is Speedplay Zero compatible with...
  11. ryan_tran03

    Cheap Clothing

    As it might not always be the best decision... You have to admit that Ebay does have some great deals going on sometimes. You can usually get a full set of bibs and jersey for around $50 on Ebay. But if you don't like Ebay, Nashbar is pretty cool too! Everyone else pretty much suggested it...
  12. ryan_tran03

    Bianchi 2011 Oltre and Sempre

    Earlier I had made a post asking if anyone knew what the timer was for on Bianchi's website. Well, other than updating their website... Had some freetime and look what I found! The two new models being introduced by Bianchi. The Oltre (HoC) and Sempre (B4P), both of which are made with...
  13. ryan_tran03

    Is this safe?

    lol if you have to ask then probably not... What the others suggested would be best, patch it up and just pay special attention to it. The inner tube is funny looking haha... just kinda sticks out. def. dangerous especially considering all the fruity pebbles and flintstones all over those...
  14. ryan_tran03

    black helmets = heat...right?

    Kirchhoff's Law of Thermal Radiation would kinda dictate that the black helmet would lose heat faster. Kirchhoff's law of thermal radiation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia <---click that As I personally wear a white Giro Atmos (has pretty nice vents), I think it'll probably be not enough...
  15. ryan_tran03

    Bianchi.com countdown timer???

    Thanks Brist, well I guess if anyone finds anything out or know of where to find and see some hints post them up. I mean I'm kinda excited with all this new stuff coming this year like the new 105 gruppo... but if anyone finds anything post it!:D
  16. ryan_tran03

    Bianchi.com countdown timer???

    Hope I don't waste any forum space on this subject, but anyone have any inside clues or speculation to throw out here? A new frame, another line of bike, a celeste shoe...? Here's the link. BIANCHI (sorry if someone already posted this)
  17. ryan_tran03

    Wrecked because of a car

    Thanks for the advice swampy and kd. Actually to update how I've been doing, the fall kind of shook up my left shoulder as the year before I tore my rotary cuff. My shoulder has been a little bit sore since, but it works perfectly fine lol. :D However, the other day I got back out there and...
  18. ryan_tran03

    sore ab's

    huh? I think it's normal, depends though. Are you fit? How's your core strength? Personally I think it's normal and just means that those muscles were in use... But. Know that all the force and effort should be well distributed as many complain that their wrists are sore or back, and so...
  19. ryan_tran03

    Opinions requested

    I'm not sure about the Cannondale, however my LBS did have a ton of Bianchi's. In comparison to components, with all the hype of the 105's I would get the higher grade components. But as you already seem to know, it mostly depends on what feels best. In general, higher grade components...
  20. ryan_tran03

    Top Speed Down Hill's

    31.7 mph lol. Man, i'm seeing these 50's and stuff... Wish I had better hills here... maybe even a nicer bike haha:p