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Forum: Road Cycling 01-30-14, 03:02 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 13,552
Posted By Sprocket Man
I recall a poster named sydney (he didn't want...

I recall a poster named sydney (he didn't want the "S" capitalized). He was a cranky old guy who seemed to know a hell of a lot about bike mechanics and posted in the Road forum and Mechanics a lot....
Forum: Road Cycling 01-09-14, 08:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By Sprocket Man
It depends how heavy you are. It depends how...

It depends how heavy you are. It depends how fast you'll be riding on dirt and grass. It depends on the ruggedness of the surface you're riding on. It depends how frequently you'll be riding on...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-28-12, 05:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,360
Posted By Sprocket Man
Congratulations! I did the climb in 2009 and...

Congratulations! I did the climb in 2009 and again in 2010. It was an epic ride. Like you, I had my wife meet me at a couple predetermined checkpoints - the Sunrise Market, then the Visitor Center...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-08-12, 05:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,616
Posted By Sprocket Man
You must see some really weird dogs.

You must see some really weird dogs.
Forum: Road Cycling 01-13-12, 12:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 624
Posted By Sprocket Man
When the cameraman started to zoom in, I lost...

When the cameraman started to zoom in, I lost interest.
Forum: Road Cycling 01-02-12, 12:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 626
Posted By Sprocket Man
The difficulty of the climb is not so much the...

The difficulty of the climb is not so much the steepness, but the fact that it's unrelenting. Except for stopping, you have almost no opportunity to rest. The steepest sections are a short (maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-13-11, 02:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,890
Posted By Sprocket Man
Very nice. I like the first question: "Q: Has...

Very nice. I like the first question: "Q: Has the saddle ever been farted on? Thanks" Hilarious.
Forum: Road Cycling 12-02-11, 05:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,881
Posted By Sprocket Man
You can shave off a couple of pounds by removing...

You can shave off a couple of pounds by removing the seat and seatpost.
Forum: Road Cycling 10-17-11, 12:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,437
Posted By Sprocket Man
Maybe it's just me, but I get a little nervous at...

Maybe it's just me, but I get a little nervous at the thought of riding a bike handmade by a kid who says, "I don't have a lot of time for the carbon work...". Good for him in making an effort,...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-11-11, 08:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,202
Posted By Sprocket Man
Exactly. A corpse could go 24mph downhill. He...

Exactly. A corpse could go 24mph downhill. He wouldn't be able to steer very well, but he could easily hit that speed.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-21-11, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,489
Posted By Sprocket Man
If the bike weighed only 15 lbs, it seems odd...

If the bike weighed only 15 lbs, it seems odd that it failed when he picked up the bike by the seat. If anything, I'd think that the rails would have failed when he installed the seat and rode it...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-21-11, 12:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 359
Posted By Sprocket Man
You can buy some tire protectors called "Mr....

You can buy some tire protectors called "Mr. Tuffy". The go between the tube and tire. I've never used them so I can't vouch for the effectiveness.

The main thing you can do to protect...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-15-11, 01:06 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,819
Posted By Sprocket Man
They're meanies. Maybe you should tell your...

They're meanies. Maybe you should tell your mommy to talk to their mommies.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-25-11, 08:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,580
Posted By Sprocket Man
Good advice, but I'd take it a step further. Get...

Good advice, but I'd take it a step further. Get the name of the company President, or at least one of the executives in charge of human resources, then visit them in person. Have an account of the...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-05-11, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 619
Posted By Sprocket Man
Bravo! That's exactly the scene I thought of...

Bravo! That's exactly the scene I thought of when I read the title of this thread.
Forum: Road Cycling 03-30-11, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By Sprocket Man
I can't help but feel that you started this...

I can't help but feel that you started this thread partly so you could show off pictures of your bike. I can't say that I blame you. If I had that nice a bike, I'd do the same.

Oh yeah, I have...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-06-11, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By Sprocket Man
Your wallet will be much lighter.

Your wallet will be much lighter.
Forum: Road Cycling 02-22-11, 08:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,868
Posted By Sprocket Man
I went through 3 or 4 models of wireless...

I went through 3 or 4 models of wireless computers (I don't remember the specific make and models) but I was always a bit disappointed by the sensors. It was hard to get them to stay in place. I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-05-11, 05:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 881
Posted By Sprocket Man
A little bit of both, I guess. I have 5 pairs of...

A little bit of both, I guess. I have 5 pairs of extra wheels. Each pair has it's own bungee and there's about a 2.5 foot distance between each bungee. I don't have any pictures of my setup right...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-05-11, 05:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 881
Posted By Sprocket Man
I drilled some holes into a ceiling beam in my...

I drilled some holes into a ceiling beam in my garage and bought several 2 foot bungee cords with rubber coated hooks on the ends. I run the bungees through the wheel and hang the hooks into the...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-31-10, 04:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,369
Posted By Sprocket Man
Congratulations, Ben. 4 hours is very fast. I...

Congratulations, Ben. 4 hours is very fast. I was there just a few days ago too. I did the climb this past Tuesday (December 28) with a friend who was visiting from Iowa. The weather was great -...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 12-16-10, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 533
Posted By Sprocket Man
I second this. Ordered from Universal Cycles a...

I second this. Ordered from Universal Cycles a bunch of times and have never had any problems. Plus, of all they websites for cycling products, I find theirs is the easiest to navigate.
Forum: Road Cycling 12-15-10, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2,481
Views: 475,115
Posted By Sprocket Man
Though not technically a "road bike", it's used...

Though not technically a "road bike", it's used on the road 90% of the time:
http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/7494/adsc0560.jpg
http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/294/adsc0567.jpg

The...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-14-10, 08:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,832
Posted By Sprocket Man
"Rite"

"Rite"
Forum: Road Cycling 11-29-10, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By Sprocket Man
Can you fold down your rear seat and store it in...

Can you fold down your rear seat and store it in the trunk? That's probably one of the safest places to keep it. I've read too many unfortunate stories about bikes on roof top racks being destroyed...
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