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Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-05, 11:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 928
Posted By dougc

Saturday, a group of us did the Longest Day ride...

Saturday, a group of us did the Longest Day ride (208 miles, High Point to Cape May, NJ) in this heat. If you saw an uptick in the Gatorade's stock price, our ride is the explanation. I just...
06-15-05, 10:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,174
Posted By dougc

I use Continental Sport 1000 27x1-1/8 tires on my...

I use Continental Sport 1000 27x1-1/8 tires on my commuter, which I purchase at at a local store. They are practically bulletproof, but wouldn't be considered high-performance. Harris Cyclery...
02-02-05, 12:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,156
Posted By dougc

I have found that tures don't flat nearly as...

I have found that tures don't flat nearly as often in cold weather. I have Continental Sport 1000 tires on my commuter and they are practically impervious to road hazards. Fortunately, my commute...
02-01-05, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,190
Posted By dougc

Take a look at this movie...

Take a look at this movie (http://shotgun1.shackspace.com/sub_1631.wmv).

Apparently, the guy was trying to knock a kid off a bike by opening the door while his friends filmed the event. The rest...
01-13-05, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By dougc

I got my replacement lock last week. I...

I got my replacement lock last week. I originally emailed them in October. Spiffy orange sleeve. I'm happy. :D
Forum: Commuting
12-27-04, 04:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,291
Posted By dougc

I could face a similar problem soon. The company...

I could face a similar problem soon. The company I work for (a lab, coincidentally) will be moving sometime in the next six months. We are looking at several locations, one only about a mile from...
Forum: Commuting
12-23-04, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 754
Posted By dougc

I use two taillights, one flashing, one steady. ...

I use two taillights, one flashing, one steady. Best of both worlds. I only have one headlight, though.
12-22-04, 02:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,908
Posted By dougc

Don't forget the degradation of eyesight that age...

Don't forget the degradation of eyesight that age brings. My night vision is not as good as it was a few years ago. I currently have a 15 watt halogen light, but have decided that I should probably...
02-16-04, 01:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,354
Posted By dougc

I have sold items on ebay and had people contact...

I have sold items on ebay and had people contact me to buy something directly. I think they are sometime hoping that the seller doesn't know the true value of the item and can get it cheaper by...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-03, 11:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,116
Posted By dougc

About 5200 miles on the road bike and 2200 on the...

About 5200 miles on the road bike and 2200 on the commuter for a total of 7400. About 600 less than last year, but I still have a couple of weeks left to close the gap. Bad weather is absolutely...
12-09-03, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,112
Posted By dougc

It is so tempting to go for the Marwi HID...

It is so tempting to go for the Marwi HID headlight. With the 20% coupon, it ends up being $263. Satan, get thee behind me!
Forum: Commuting
12-01-03, 09:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,562
Posted By dougc

I recently purchased a Starbucks Extreme travel...

I recently purchased a Starbucks Extreme travel mug that is perfect for commuting. It fits a bottle holder like a glove and the lid seals better than any mug I have ever seen. The handle has a...
10-30-03, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By dougc

Daytime running lights on cars

This article (http://slate.msn.com/id/2090493/) appeared on Slate at MSN. It discusses a GM study that attempted to measure the effect of daytime running lights on accident rates for GM vehicles. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-03, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 726
Posted By dougc

So Bianchi is using the "Alfana" name again. My...

So Bianchi is using the "Alfana" name again. My son rides a lugged steel Alfana road bike. Not sure what the vintage is, since I bought it used and the components may not be the originals. ...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-03, 09:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,469
Posted By dougc

I just sat down to do the math on the "couple...

I just sat down to do the math on the "couple hundred dollars" and I think that the figure is pretty optimistic. Unless you start by finding the deal of the century, it will cost more than that to...
10-01-03, 07:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,142
Posted By dougc

If you are using clipless pedals, you might want...

If you are using clipless pedals, you might want to invest in a pair of winter shoes. They are much more satisfactory and convenient than booties. Lake, Northwave, Sidi, and Gaerne all make winter...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-03, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By dougc

I got to see the new Dura Ace at the finish line...

I got to see the new Dura Ace at the finish line of the City To Shore MS 150 in Ocean City, NJ. Fuji had a bike with the new components. The crankset is a work of art.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-03, 07:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,015
Posted By dougc

Hang onto that Buenos Aires. The rug is getting...

Hang onto that Buenos Aires. The rug is getting yanked out from under us. The '04 lineup is a mix of carbona and steel with a compact geometry.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-03, 01:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,235
Posted By dougc

The best investment I made in winter clothing is...

The best investment I made in winter clothing is a pair of Northwave winter road shoes. Much more satisfactory than booties, plastic bags, etc. Gaerne and and Sidi also make winter shoes. My shoes...
09-03-03, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,133
Posted By dougc

The thing that jumps out for me is that 73% of...

The thing that jumps out for me is that 73% of the injuries occurred while riding alone. Despite the fact that most of the surveyed riders are racers, most of the accidents did not happen in races,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-03, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,446
Posted By dougc

I've never had a chain break on the road, but a...

I've never had a chain break on the road, but a fellow-rider did have one break on a Labor Day century last year. Far from home! Fortunately, someone had a chain tool and he was able to repair the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-03, 12:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,556
Posted By dougc

A guy I have ridden with several times has the...

A guy I have ridden with several times has the most interesting reason that I've heard yet. He is a female impersonator. When he first told me, I was sure he was kidding, but he was dead serious. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-03, 02:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,153
Posted By dougc

Recently switched from Michelin Axial Carbons to...

Recently switched from Michelin Axial Carbons to Vredestein Fortezza Road. The Michelins wore like iron, but had a somewhat harsh ride. They were also exceedingly difficult to get on and off my...
08-06-03, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 861
Posted By dougc

If it is a Shimano freehub, you will want a...

If it is a Shimano freehub, you will want a Morningstar Freehub Buddy and a replacement dust seal. The freehub can then be lubed without removing it from the wheel. You must pry the dust seal out...
07-31-03, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 900
Posted By dougc

I am now carrying a Road Morph pump. I find it...

I am now carrying a Road Morph pump. I find it much easier to use than my Zefal HPx. The hose and the folding handle let me get that last 20 lbs. of pressure into the tire without risking a leak at...
06-04-03, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By dougc

Tuffy testimony

Just wanted to say that Mr. Tuffy saved my ride yesterday. After I rode home from work, I inspected my tires as I usually try to do after a ride. The front tire had a chunk o' glass sticking out...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-03, 08:26 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,776
Posted By dougc

There has been a running discussion in Uncle Al's...

There has been a running discussion in Uncle Al's Rant (http://www.roadbikerider.com/ua4.htm#Are%20Narrower,%20Harder%20Tires%20Better) on RoadBikeReview on the subject of tire pressure. He...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-03, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,123
Posted By dougc

I am famous in my family for having a large...

I am famous in my family for having a large head., I also have a Ghisallo, which fits perfectly. Tried on just about every other helmet I could find, including all the Giro models, and nothing fit...
05-05-03, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By dougc

Same thing happened to my wife the first time out...

Same thing happened to my wife the first time out on her new bike last summer. We only got about 5 miles out and she ran over some glass and killed a tire. Stinks!!!
Forum: Commuting
04-25-03, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By dougc

I do my training rides alone in the early...

I do my training rides alone in the early morning. I still ride to work, but it is only a 5.5 mile ride. I can't get to the local evening rides in time even if I drive to work because of traffic,...
04-11-03, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,002
Posted By dougc

Before replacing the axle, measure it. I...

Before replacing the axle, measure it. I replaced a 7-speed freehub body with a nine-speed. This was on an old Shimano 105 hub, 1988 vintage as far as I can tell. The axle was 137 mm, which was...
03-26-03, 11:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,012
Posted By dougc

I have a Blackburn mirror on both road and...

I have a Blackburn mirror on both road and commuter bikes. I tried a glasses-mounted mirror, but on my road bike, the only thing I could see was my own shoulder. When riding alone, I can just look...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-03, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 738
Posted By dougc

I always carry a U-lock on my commuter, but don't...

I always carry a U-lock on my commuter, but don't normally carry anything on the road bike. On Saturday mornings, though, I ride with my kids (14 and 18 yrs) and we usually end up somewhere eating...
02-05-03, 12:27 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,896
Posted By dougc

The other bridge that can be used to cross the...

The other bridge that can be used to cross the Delaware River is the Tacony-Palmyra bridge. The approach on the Jersey side is pretty good. The Philly side is a little dicey, but is doable. I have...
01-28-03, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By dougc

I second the Saris recommendation. It is easy to...

I second the Saris recommendation. It is easy to move between my Windstar and my Saturn. I bought the rack at my LBS and probably paid less than I would have online after adding in the shipping. ...
01-14-03, 03:47 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 21,178
Posted By dougc

My commuter is a mid-70s Ross Eurosport, complete...

My commuter is a mid-70s Ross Eurosport, complete with one-piece crank and front-freewheel setup. New fork, seatpost, alloy wheels, stem, fenders, handlebar, and seat, but the drivechain and brakes...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-03, 01:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,511
Posted By dougc

6820 miles on my road bike, about 1000 on my...

6820 miles on my road bike, about 1000 on my commuter. This winter it looks like it will be tougher to get the miles in because the weather has been atrocious since late November till now. Last year...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-02, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By dougc

Mine does that sometimes. I have found that it...

Mine does that sometimes. I have found that it happens less often if I regularly clean the contacts on the head and the bracket. Mine also comes up with "Err" for the average speed, but I don't...
12-31-02, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,026
Posted By dougc

I just saw today that Park is bringing out a...

I just saw today that Park is bringing out a spoke tensionometer for around $55. This can make proper tensioning of spokes a little more scientific and brings this device down to a price that...
12-31-02, 11:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,551
Posted By dougc

I did the City to Shore MS150 this fall and it...

I did the City to Shore MS150 this fall and it was a blast. Understand that training for the ride is the easy part. The real work is in the fundraising. It took a good bit of time, both before...
12-27-02, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By dougc

Yes, you can get a vest with LED lighting. Check...

Yes, you can get a vest with LED lighting. Check this (http://www.safehomeproducts.com/SHP/SM/Safety_Vest.asp) out.
Forum: Introductions
12-18-02, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By dougc

Welcome. I, too, live in Cherry Hill. If you...

Welcome. I, too, live in Cherry Hill. If you like to ride with a group, check out the Outdoor Club of South Jersey (http://www.ocsj.org) . We have lots of rides in the Cherry Hill area at every...
12-02-02, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 968
Posted By dougc

I had an "I know I have the right-of-way"...

I had an "I know I have the right-of-way" encounter the other day. I was stopped at a light on a 2-lane road which has a left-hand turn lane in each direction. Since I was going straight, I had the...
11-27-02, 02:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,262
Posted By dougc

I have had several flats on Axial Carbons. I...

I have had several flats on Axial Carbons. I started using them because they wear well, not so much for flat-prevention. The high-carbon compound is harder than some other tires, which makes them...
11-22-02, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,646
Posted By dougc

Winter shoe review

Got my new Northwave Husky winter road shoes a couple weeks ago and it got cold enough to test them out at the beginning of this week.

Last winter, my first cycling, I used my Shimano shoes with...
Forum: Commuting
11-20-02, 05:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 939
Posted By dougc

On the ride in, I tune my speed to the weather...

On the ride in, I tune my speed to the weather conditions and how I am dressed, mostly to avoid working up a sweat. On the ride home, I usually push much harder.
Forum: Commuting
11-15-02, 08:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 549
Posted By dougc

The hardest part of commuting is getting out the...

The hardest part of commuting is getting out the door on a rainy day. There is a great temptation to jump in the car, but it should be resisted. Once I don the raingear and get out on the road, I ...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-02, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By dougc

I ride at 6 AM most weekdays and I don't usually...

I ride at 6 AM most weekdays and I don't usually have to slow down. I am using a Viewpoint 15w light, which provides enough light to ride a familiar route. I would probably have to slow down on...
11-14-02, 07:44 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,111
Posted By dougc

If you meticulously clean and polish your bike,...

If you meticulously clean and polish your bike, rain the next day is inevitable.

If you chicken out of commuting because it is supposed to rain, it will not. You will kick yourself every time you...
11-14-02, 02:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,517
Posted By dougc

Yeesshhh!!! I just sat down and added everything...

Yeesshhh!!! I just sat down and added everything up. I can't even say how much because people have killed for much less. Basically started from scratch in December/January, so I bought at least one...
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