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  1. OCRoadie

    Training Results In 5 Weeks???

    Hello Everyone- I have 5 weeks of training time left until my biggest race/goal of the year. Everest Challenge is a two day stage race in the Calif. Sierras, it is the Cal/Nevada state climbing championships. Day one is 120 miles with 15,500' of climbing, day two is 86 miles with 13,500' feet...
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    Mt Baldy Century...Ride Report with pics

    I’ve been itching to climb Mount Baldy in the San Gabriel Mountains of California for a few months now. After searching the internet for information on routes, I found a Mt Baldy Century route slip created by Chuck Bramwell and the OC Wheelmen. I picked a Sunday to try this ride and contacted...
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    Grand Tour, First Double Century...Ride Report Looonngg

    Here’s my ride report for the 2005 LA Wheelmen Grand Tour (Highland route). The ride was this last Saturday, starting in Malibu, working it’s way up to Ojai and back to Malibu. This was my first double and was great day on the bike. My day started at 3:40am, my car was already...
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    FD Shifting Problem

    I need some help. Over the the last weekend I tinkered with my FD (F#cked up my front deraileur). It started when I swapped my rear cassette from 12/25 to 12/27 and installed a new chain. After the swap, I was getting more than usual chain rub on the FD. I made minor adjustments to the FD limit...
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    Which Headlight for Road Bike

    I need some suggestions/ input on choosing a headlight for my bike. The light will mainly be used for double centuries and maybe early morning training rides. I have used some of the cheaper single bulb lights from Supergo in the past. I will not feel safe out on major highways with these...
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    Electrolyte Tabs, How To Use Them??

    Howdy All- As the warm weather approaches in So Cal, I have a question regarding electrolyte supplements. I have never used tablets in the past, but soon I will be attempting my first doulbe century as well as some "Death Ride" type events (100+ miles/ 12,000 feet climbing). I have ordered a...
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    Cassette Question??

    Here's an easy/stupid question. Can I run an Ultegra 10 spd cassette on an otherwise full Dura Ace drive train. I am currently running DA 10 spc with a 12-25. I need a 12-27 for upcoming rides but don't want to blow $150 on a cassette that I'll use a couple of times per yer. Wheels are Mavic...
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    Anyone know of a route mapping site or software?

    Howdy All- I'm trying to find a web-site that will help me map out some road rides in Orange County, CA. Specifically, I'm looking for a site that will plot the mileage as I create a route. For instance, it would show a map of your desired area and as you select the streets and turns you will...
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    Anyone Using Easton EC70 Carbon Stem?

    Howdy All- I am curious if anyone has been using the Easton EC70 carbon stem? If so, are you happy with it? I need a new stem to complete my new road bike, I have been debating between the EC70, Specialized S Works carbon, and FSA Carbon stems. Do you have any feedback on 2 bolt faceplates...
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    What's the farthest you've rode?

    What's the furthest you've rode in one day? For me it's 106 miles, I've done plenty of centuries but next season plan to step it up and complete my first double:) .
  11. OCRoadie

    Quit littering this forum with your recumbent trash

    Okay, at first I found entertainment in reading the ridiculous posts from Johnnynocum, Raffiman, Lowracer etc. Now this is just stupid, take this BS somewhere else, you are just polluting this forum. I really could care less about how slow Chris Evans is or what kind of fairings you have on...
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    Looking for a bike mechanic in Orange County, CA

    I'm looking for a bike mechanic in Orange County, CA. I know of plenty at the local shops, but I have seen a couple trucks driving around that are mobile mecahnics. If anyone in this area is interested please contact me. I am looking for someone to bulid up my new bike and also help me fit...
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    Has Anyone Done This Race/Ride???

    Howdy- Has anyone out there done this race/ride? http://www.everestchallenge.com/ec05.htm The Everest Challenge is one my goals for 2005 along with completing at least one double century. Check out the link, it's a two day race or ride if you don't want to race. It totals 206 miles and...
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    05' S Works Road Bars

    Just curious if any of you here are using the new Specialized 2005 S Works bars? They are similar to FSA K Wings, they are "Ergo" with the flat tops. They come stock on the 2005 Roubaix Pro and probably their other higher end road bikes. I test rode a bike with these bars and really liked...
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    Dura Ace WH-7800 Wheel Set, NEW NEVER USED!!

    Brand new Shimano Dura Ace WH-7800 wheel set. $600 includes shipping within US., price is in U.S. dollars. I will sell and ship within the U.S. only. I accept Paypal (no credit cards) or money order. These are great top of the line wheels, I am selling because I ended up with an extra set, I...
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    Racing Categorie Question

    Hi- While I've been cycling forever, I'm finally going to give racing a try, I've been contemplating it for a few seasons. I am a little confused about USCF categories. I am licensed as cat5, I am 32 years old. What's the difference between regular cat5, seniors 4/5, and masters 30+. The...
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    Which Carbon Road Bars?

    Howdy All- I'm getting ready to build up a new road bike around a Roubaix Pro carbon frame. I had just assumed that I would probably get the Easton EC90 carbon bars for this bike. Now that I'm getting close to having the frame, I am thinking more about what I'm going to put on it. Any...
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    Which wheel set Dura Ace or Kysrium SL

    Given the choice which wheel set would you put on your bike, Dura Ace WH7800 or Mavic Kysrium SL's? I just bought a set of the Kysrium SL's that I love, but the bike that I'm looking to get comes stock with th Dura Ace. Any feedback? Do I just keep the Dura Ace and have two nice wheels sets or...
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    What's the best price for Dura Ace or Record Group Sets?

    As I prepare to purchase my new road bike (most likely a Specialized Roubaix Pro), I am trying to determine whether to buy the complete stock bike, or just the frame and fork and build it from there. I would prefer to build it since I would like to give Campy Record a try and don't really want...
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    Looking for Low Price on Roubaix Pro

    I am looking to get a new Specialized Roubaix Pro in the near future. Does anyone have any good On-Line stores they can recomend? I have seen some people on this site saying they paid $3400 for this bike, where are those deals? Also, any feedback on this bike would be appreciated. I am...