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Forum: Road Cycling 08-06-11, 07:02 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,966
Posted By the_don
Hey! It's 10pm and I'm waiting for my movie to...

Hey! It's 10pm and I'm waiting for my movie to download! Not everyone is in Yankie land.
Forum: Road Cycling 08-06-11, 05:16 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,966
Posted By the_don
Women like their men hairy. Like animal! ...

Women like their men hairy. Like animal!

Also, it's useful for catching bugs, they are a great 'sauce' of on the road protein!
Forum: Road Cycling 08-06-11, 04:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,267
Posted By the_don
Looks like you had the 4th gen hub, so no need...

Looks like you had the 4th gen hub, so no need for that crazy foam.

The early gen models used cir-clips to hold the center of the blades apart and therefore create spoke tension.

Same...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-25-11, 02:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 710
Posted By the_don
Get a Klein Quantum Pro if you want a crisp ALIVE...

Get a Klein Quantum Pro if you want a crisp ALIVE ride!

It's alu too!
Forum: Road Cycling 07-11-11, 09:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 916
Posted By the_don
If only there was a way to answer a call and talk...

If only there was a way to answer a call and talk without having to stop and take the phone out of your pocket...

I use CycleMeter. I especially like the calendar and racing against my previous...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-16-11, 08:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,387
Posted By the_don
What Do You Carry When Riding, and How?

I personally only take the bare essentials, an ID, a few coins and a note, a mini lock and house key and iPhone as my music/cycle computer/emergency phone. All in my jersey back pockets. I also...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-13-11, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,174
Posted By the_don
I second the "get a new bike" idea. You can...

I second the "get a new bike" idea.

You can often buy on credit too if you live in Yankie-land, if you then sell your sirrus, you have money to get lycra, clipless pedals and shoes and other...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-13-11, 07:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,663
Posted By the_don
Ok, will send. What is the purpose of collecting...

Ok, will send. What is the purpose of collecting the serial number database? I thought you had all the serial number info?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-13-11, 04:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,663
Posted By the_don
I could certainly be monetarily persuaded to part...

I could certainly be monetarily persuaded to part with it...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-13-11, 04:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,663
Posted By the_don
Hey! That's a pretty decent photo for an iPhone. ...

Hey! That's a pretty decent photo for an iPhone. Not professional quality, and the composition is crap and the background too busy and a bit too much HDR effect on it...:mad:

But Like Diablo...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-02-11, 09:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,215
Posted By the_don
Also your garage exists in a mirror image universe

Also your garage exists in a mirror image universe
Forum: Road Cycling 06-02-11, 09:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,357
Posted By the_don
It's old, but still one of the best alu race...

It's old, but still one of the best alu race bikes

Light, stiff and a great ride. For racing needs better wheels though!

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5184/5767411864_56e2af552f_z.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling 06-02-11, 08:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,024
Posted By the_don
What about just putting vending machines around...

What about just putting vending machines around the place with small item bike supplies people are likely to need, like tubes, patch kits, gels, NO cartridges etc.

Have it also use the wireless...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-02-11, 08:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,215
Posted By the_don
Rubbish. The bike will be lighter if held by 2...

Rubbish. The bike will be lighter if held by 2 hooks. If you pick up your bike with one arm, it is heavier than if you use 2 arms. Ergo-ecto-prompto it gets lighter if suspended by 2 points.
...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-28-11, 12:36 AM
Replies: 25,711
Views: 14,498,278
Posted By the_don
Decided to clean the cassette today as it's awful...

Decided to clean the cassette today as it's awful weather today.

Pulled the spoke protector too as being as I had the cassette off. Looks a bit cleaner now.

...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-23-11, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,046
Posted By the_don
I think the bigger question is why do you want to...

I think the bigger question is why do you want to upgrade your wheels? Are they always going out of true? Are they riding strange?

Aksiums are fine wheels and you can win races on them. Weight...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-23-11, 04:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 871
Posted By the_don
I find the gel padding to just make lumps of...

I find the gel padding to just make lumps of discomfort.

I have a pair of carbon knuckled downhill gloves that are way more comfortable than my road gloves because they have no palm padding. I...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-23-11, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,729
Posted By the_don
The best investment in the bike will be just...

The best investment in the bike will be just investing your time riding.

Upgrades are really just throwing money away. Unless it is to make you more comfortable on the bike (saddle, grips(ergon...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-23-11, 05:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 785
Posted By the_don
One, because it's the best bike in the world!

One, because it's the best bike in the world!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-23-11, 01:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By the_don
Just watch a youtube video and don't worry about...

Just watch a youtube video and don't worry about it.

I like to attack my truing by adjusting at least 4 spokes for a wobble. 1/4 turns tightening spokes to pull a direction and 1/4 turn...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-23-11, 01:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,170
Posted By the_don
If it doesn't have the cranks, then it's not a...

If it doesn't have the cranks, then it's not a full set.

Here is some lists of compatibility from Shimano

http://www.starbike.com/images/Shimano/PDF-Dateien/7900_interchangeability.pdf
...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-22-11, 04:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,083
Posted By the_don
And 4 eggs every morning! They are so full of...

And 4 eggs every morning! They are so full of cholesterol, that is not going to be good for you!
Forum: Road Cycling 05-22-11, 08:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 688
Posted By the_don
Less than 10 per bottle if you took the time to...

Less than 10 per bottle if you took the time to read the review everyone is harping on about!

http://www.bikerumor.com/2010/12/07/review-vincero-designs-magnetic-no-look-stratus-water-bottle/
Forum: Road Cycling 05-22-11, 07:39 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,848
Posted By the_don
I use cyclemeter on my iPhone, it has a nice...

I use cyclemeter on my iPhone, it has a nice calendar and shows you which rides were faster or slower, and posts on your Facebook so all your buddies can laugh at your poor performance. It also talks...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-22-11, 12:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,663
Posted By the_don
When I got the wheels, I started to take it off,...

When I got the wheels, I started to take it off, it's just held on with thick sticky pads.

But then I thought that it could save me someday and helps it look brand new even though the wheelset are...
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