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Old 03-15-2011, 01:04 PM   #19336
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Update: Kris finished 11th in the Daytona 200. Impressive for a privateer on a shoe string budget.

Congrats to him. I'm always impressed how skills translate from one venue to another.
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:30 PM   #19337
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Congrats to him. I'm always impressed how skills translate from one venue to another.

I'm still waiting for my criterium skills to translate to knee corner carving on the 950 but it hasn't happened yet
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:58 PM   #19338
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Got out for a short ride after the doctors visit.

27 miles down and back on the river trail. 1:43, and change.
There was a pretty good headwind on the way out, but that meant a nice tailwind to push me home. 20 mph was not too tough, though I was riding along a river on a paved trail in about 78 degree weather.

Very nice day out.





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Old 03-15-2011, 05:49 PM   #19339
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I'm still waiting for my criterium skills to translate to knee corner carving on the 950 but it hasn't happened yet
My crit and track racing skills have taught me that I don't want to drag a knee on an open road.



There's too many things that can go wrong quickly.



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Old 03-15-2011, 07:03 PM   #19340
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Very nice day out.

I'm starting to not like your pictures, no snow, no gray skies filled with rain, green on the trees....



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My crit and track racing skills have taught me that I don't want to drag a knee on an open road.



There's too many things that can go wrong quickly.



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Full knobs ona 950 aren't the greatest for practicing either
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:52 PM   #19341
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Wait a month or two, I'll be back to the PNWet and gray and dampish. Sans bike.

Oh, and Knobbies work just fine on the street. Think, real loose set up though.
Remember what the "King" said, "as long as you have throttle and road, you're safe", or words to that affect.
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I'm starting to not like your pictures, no snow, no gray skies filled with rain, green on the trees....






Full knobs ona 950 aren't the greatest for practicing either
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:43 PM   #19342
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OK, the fixie is built! I finished late last night, so no pics yet. But it's a Reynolds 520 steel frame, black with chrome details. Saddle and bar tape are Brooks (honey colored), with SRAM drop bar brakes. Rounding out the build are Crank Bros Candy pedals and a freewheel on the other side of the hub.

Very, very different from my tri bike, of course - but guess what I'm doing saturday morning in Miami? And guess where the Orange Hawtness is? So guess what's getting raced this weekend?



I'm actually kinda dying to pass carbon-clad aero-geeks (and yes, I'm normally one of 'em!) on a steel fixie with leather bits. Too bad nobody makes a wool tri-suit!
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:34 PM   #19343
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I wish I was this good, this is so awesome.


And White on Black thanks to SmugMug
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:05 AM   #19344
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Partly sunny and a high of 46F in the forecast today.

I went skiing last night and finally cleaned the bike off from my last CX race back in November.

Bicycle season starts for me as soon as I'm done at work.
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:15 AM   #19345
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Very Cool indeed. I really liked the white on black, but couldn't make the image smaller so I nuked it from my quote.
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I wish I was this good, this is so awesome.
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:41 AM   #19346
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Oh, and Knobbies work just fine on the street. Think, real loose set up though.

Knobs are all I have been running. I did break down and buy a spare set of wheels to run true DS tires but rarely have the time or the will to swap them unless it's going to be a long road ride. The MT21 does a way better job than I expected on the pavement



Ricardo, tell Aaron, cool images
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:57 AM   #19347
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I need to wash off my CF bike and am sort of wondering what are the suggested tools?

I use plain old Tide(C) for my motorcycle and old steel bikes. I have no idea what these new fangled bikes tolerate.

Everything I've read says roughly, "... Wash in warm soapy water...".

No mention of what soap?
Dish soap is mild but real sudsy. Hence the low suds laundry detergent.

I use kerosene on the chain, chain rings and cluster, and derailleurs. Then re-lube what needs lubing. The chain gets tri-flow out of a bottle one drop per link, then I wipe it down. If I can lube the derailleurs I do that using tri-flow or campy grease, depending on how things are put together.
Chain rings and cluster go dry.

Here is some basic stuff I found:

Basic CF Stuff

Issues?

Comments?

Thanks,
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:38 AM   #19348
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I need to wash off my CF bike and am sort of wondering what are the suggested tools?
I've always used one of the common, automotive "car wash" soaps (currently using Blue Pearl from Wal-Mart). They don't strip wax, are not acidic, and spot less than more harsh alternatives. Suds are good, to help carry away the grit and grime. I use Honda Polish, afterward.
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:43 AM   #19349
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Partly sunny and a high of 46F in the forecast today.

I went skiing last night and finally cleaned the bike off from my last CX race back in November.

Bicycle season starts for me as soon as I'm done at work.
I hope those roads dry out a bit for the Rag.

I don't know when my bike season is going to start. I need to compose a letter to Skogen informing him that I am bailing on the Almanzo. Again.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:28 AM   #19350
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Everything I've read says roughly, "... Wash in warm soapy water...".
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