Is that your iPhone?
Is that your iPhone?
PedalBrain— that is, if the company ever releases it!
It's not as accurate as a dedicated unit (as it relies on GPS) but it suits me fine. I use it with RunKeeper.
Updating the rides for this summer:
Track frame of unknown vintage/origin:
are those tires 23s?
Yes, on both. Fixie is running Vredestein Fortezza TriComps and the CAAD8 is running Schwalbe Ultremo R.1s.
I give both drivetrains some OCD TLC on Sundays after a week's worth of riding: the chains get wiped down with a degreaser-soaked rag and the cassette on the 'Dale also gets a good scrubbing with a nylon brush to get rid of any grit that's built up on the teeth so it doesn't get back into the chain. Both chains have quick links so I'll take them off and scrub them separately about once a month.
I lube using Progold on Sunday evening, let it soak in overnight and do a good job of wiping off the excess before another week's worth of riding so that the chains don't attract too much more road grime.
I'll try and take some close up photos tomorrow, but I'd say my cassette is clean enough to eat off of.
http://mapmyride.com They have an awesome application, and I use their downloadable routes all the time - works well with the Garmin too.
First post here, but I've been lurking around before I even got my bike and gathered some good info on the forum :)
I picked up my very first road bike about 3 weeks ago from CL. It's a 2003 Specialized Allez Comp 18. It's pretty much stock right now. I just had the bar re-taped and got the shaman pd-a530 pedals.
The stem used to be flipped, but I re-flipped it because my body is just not used to flexing yet. Lol
Here's the pic.
welcome, nice bike, im also FLIP :)
$20 plus shipping.
- The bike itself was a graduation gift from my wonderful, wonderful, wonderful parents. I myself purchased only the helmet, shoes (found some for $80CAD!), accessories. A very lucky position to be in, and I don't for one minute take it for granted.
- Insane, soul-crushing law school debt + not having started work yet = crazy penny pinching
- Although I know I could pick up a cheap computer like that Cat Eye — or something similarly priced from WalMart — I'd rather save a bit more so I may also get cadence + HR through the same accessory.
- If I crash, it's true I can't say whether it would survive. But as for being ejected, the DIY mount I've created is — surprisingly — very secure. I've been riding like this for just over a month without incident. Last two days I rode this amazing downhill where I hit 72KM/hr over very bumpy pavement and it didn't budge. I've hit railroad tracks where I thought for sure I'd flatted, dropped from curbs, and the like and it's never come close to falling off. The old leather cell phone case beneath it plus the elastic bands (thank you broccoli bunches!) offer sufficient shock absorption and security.
i think i worked on that zebra allez a few weeks ago. did you bring that into cycleworld in northridge? i bet you did!