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Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 02-20-07, 05:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By actarheel
frame materials

Looking for a comparison between aluminum vs carbon vs steel vs titanium frames for big guys like myself (6'3" - 225). I'm curious about the ride and responsiveness of each as I have only ridden an...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-09-07, 09:29 PM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 79,010
Posted By actarheel
Do you see this purchase as something that may...

Do you see this purchase as something that may happen again in the future? Also, any thoughts on weight limits with this particular frame (I'm #225lb)? Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling 02-05-07, 05:11 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,841
Posted By actarheel
Here in northern Maine, I had several instances...

Here in northern Maine, I had several instances where I had to slow to avoid a moose which had wandered into the road or was standing on the edge.
Forum: Road Cycling 02-04-07, 06:05 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,146
Posted By actarheel
50 minutes - 6 days per week: maintain a cadence...

50 minutes - 6 days per week: maintain a cadence of 88 to 97 in a variety of gears. I've been averaging about 18 miles per outing. Good/bad I don't know - but I know I'm getting a good workout.
Forum: Road Cycling 02-04-07, 06:00 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,581
Posted By actarheel
Animals - by Nickelback

Animals - by Nickelback
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-31-07, 12:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,229
Posted By actarheel
Boneless chicken breast - I put some fat free...

Boneless chicken breast - I put some fat free dressing (french, ranch, catalina) or frank's hot sauce, and bake it in the oven. That is my standby.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-29-07, 05:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By actarheel
I'm stuck riding inside this time of year - until...

I'm stuck riding inside this time of year - until mid to late April. My motivation regarding food is simple: how long am I going to have to spin to work off whatever I pick up. You'd be amazed to...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-27-07, 01:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 219
Posted By actarheel
Carbon Solis Nitro

Anyone had any experience with the carbon Solis Nitro frame/fork? I'm looking at one right now that is available for $1000. Otherwise any other suggestions on carbon frames...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-26-07, 05:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,652
Posted By actarheel
Unfortunately, if you live in northern Maine...

Unfortunately, if you live in northern Maine (currently -12) riding outside isn't an option - probably until early to mid-April. The trainer is a necessary evil if you want to maintain some level of...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-22-07, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,290
Posted By actarheel
I use the Ultegra pedals - they provide a nice...

I use the Ultegra pedals - they provide a nice sized platform to eliminate hot spots.
Forum: Road Cycling 01-17-07, 03:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,368
Posted By actarheel
It's -13 here in northern Maine right now, with...

It's -13 here in northern Maine right now, with an expected high of -5 tomorrow. I wear cycling shorts and a t-shirt...... for my trainer. No amount of layers enough. On the other hand, to cross...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-17-07, 02:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 647
Posted By actarheel
Bottom line - eat less, exercise more. Great job!

Bottom line - eat less, exercise more. Great job!
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-17-07, 01:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 723
Posted By actarheel
Check your rims - if it is every time there may...

Check your rims - if it is every time there may be something pinching or cutting your tube. Maybe an issue with a spoke?
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-17-07, 01:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By actarheel
Here in Northern Maine, the trainer is your best...

Here in Northern Maine, the trainer is your best friend. Tonight temps in the minus teens - tomorrow's high is supposed to be about -5. No possibility outside. I envy all of the year round riders....
Forum: Road Cycling 02-17-06, 12:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 233
Posted By actarheel
Go to www.goblackbears.com for all kinds of...

Go to www.goblackbears.com for all kinds of merchandise.
Forum: Road Cycling 01-31-06, 06:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 165
Posted By actarheel
Karbona parts

Anyone know anything about Karbona parts? I picked up a karbona carbon seat post very reasonable, along with two carbon water bottle cages. When I went to their website to look at their other...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-26-06, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By actarheel
My Ultegra screw up

I am outfitting a new bike with ultegra components and I now have two parts that I need to swap out (see the trades thread). I have a new 6603 Ultegra triple crank with 172.5 arms and I actually...
Forum: Road Bike Marketplace 01-26-06, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3,374
Views: 309,033
Posted By actarheel
I have a new Ultegra 6603 triple crank that is...

I have a new Ultegra 6603 triple crank that is 172.5; I need a new Ultegra triple crank that is 175


Crank could be bought for $185 if no trades available and then I will buy what I should have...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-17-06, 05:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,094
Posted By actarheel
Can you use the same tube with either tire (23...

Can you use the same tube with either tire (23 and 25)? What tubes would you recommend? I just bought Mavic Open Pro tires with Dura Ace hubs and haven't yet bought tubes or tires for them (new...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-17-06, 04:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By actarheel
03 TCR 1 (alloy) derailleur question

Anyone out there with a Giant TCR 1 alloy frame/bike know which size front derailleur it takes. I can get a braze on, but I need to know which size adaptor clamp to buy. I'm building an 03 frame ...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-16-06, 03:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By actarheel
I was flipping through the guide last night, and...

I was flipping through the guide last night, and saw that the show was on. It was very good. It's nice to hear about the charitable things that these guys are doing.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-12-06, 04:03 AM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 1,920,511
Posted By actarheel
After much searching, I purchased Mavic Open Pro...

After much searching, I purchased Mavic Open Pro wheelset w/dura ace hub. Hopefully, they will be a solid training wheelset. With shipping they were $330 from Performance. Next step, advice please...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-12-06, 01:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 596
Posted By actarheel
How would you rate the Mavic Cosmos as a training...

How would you rate the Mavic Cosmos as a training wheelset? They aren't too expensive.
Forum: Road Cycling 01-12-06, 01:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,253
Posted By actarheel
What can you tell me about the Cane Creek...

What can you tell me about the Cane Creek Aerohead SG's that Supergo sells? They list for $450 but are on sale right now for about $230? Are the Open Pros a good choice for a heavy rider? (225 lbs)
Forum: Road Cycling 01-12-06, 01:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By actarheel
Does anyone have any experience with the Cane...

Does anyone have any experience with the Cane Creek Aerohead SGs? Supergo lists them for $229 a pair on sale (regularly $450). I am building a new bike and am looking for a good wheelset that will...
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