Jim Dunham was hit Tuesday evening by a hit-and-run driver in a dark pick-up truck on Shore Dr. near 83rd Street. If you have any information on the ID of the driver call 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (562-5887). More information in the Virginia Pilot article Bicyclist struck and injured on Shore Drive. Liz has also written about Jim and the crime against him in her blog. WVEC has an interview with Jim and his daughter.
Thanks to everyone who donated bike gear and clothing to the Broad Creek bike fair. It was a HUGE success and that was due very much to your donations! If you don't want to read this long email, pictures tell the whole story.
Don't throw anything away! I realized the power of pieces this weekend, and we will do the same thing next year. I will collect items from you anytime.
Thank you so much,
Links: Cannondale Tech Documents; carbon
seatpost installation; SuperSix
SRAM's complete bike shop 2010 SRAM technical manual; General Index for SRAM.
Index to Shimano Tech Docs; Dura-Ace tech docs.
From looking at the SuperSix manual you can see that when adjusting your stem and headset you only need to mess with the 6mm top cap, not the 5mm expander bolt. That crap is carbon so use a torque wrench! (Trek Madone failures)
Not an issue for local USA cycling events, but here are the UCI bike fit standards applied at Nationals. Basically the nose of your saddle must be behind your BB. If it is within 5cm then your knee must be checked to be behind your pedal spindle (sit back and lower your heal for the measurement to pass if necessary even if you would normally ride with toes down and sit on the nose). Also the pivot of your shifters must be within 75cm horizontally of the BB center. If it's within 75-80cm your elbow must make an angle of less than 120 degrees.
It's easy to check this in your house by leaning your bike against a wall with the center of the BB aligned to the edge of a door opening. Measure the bar extensions from the shifter pivot back horizontally to the door opening. The seat should be behind the door trim (my door molding is almost exactly 5cm). If it falls somewhere on the molding get on a trainer and have someone drop a plum bob (i.e. a string with some weighty piece of junk tied to it) from your knee and make sure it falls behind the center of the pedal spindle. If the saddle sticks out into the opening then you've got to move it back or get a stubby Adamo or a setback seatpost.
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