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10-09-08, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By JSteiner

Guys, thanks for the help so far! I'm not...

Guys, thanks for the help so far!

I'm not interested in taking the classes for a number of reasons:
1) We are all students, and the spinning classes offered don't fit into everyone's class...
10-08-08, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By JSteiner

Training, Coaching, and Spinning, oh My!

Hey guys, I'm looking for advice regarding training in general, and spinning in particular. Sorry in advance for the length of this post, but thanks in advance for any help!

I started a cycling...
Forum: Touring
08-21-08, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,743
Posted By JSteiner

I'd have to disagree. I In contrast, I think I...

I'd have to disagree. I In contrast, I think I have the perfect bike for the job. The LHT is my do-everything bike. I found something it can't do on those fireroads, so I changed the tires and now...
Forum: Touring
08-20-08, 12:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,743
Posted By JSteiner

Ah yes, the Pugsley. I dreamed about one all...

Ah yes, the Pugsley. I dreamed about one all winter last year. The thing with the LHT is that it's my do-everything bike. So if spending thirty bucks on tires gets me a bike that can take me...
Forum: Touring
08-20-08, 10:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,743
Posted By JSteiner

Largest possible tires on a LHT

So, i went for a hill climb with some Norcal mountain biking friends of mine up a fire road. It was pretty steep in a couple sections. So steep, in fact, that I had to get off the bike and walk it...
07-29-08, 11:06 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 13,169
Posted By JSteiner

1. Let's say there was a radio call identifying...

1. Let's say there was a radio call identifying this guy as a suspect in a crime. The description would have been "An adult male on a bicycle wearing a white t-shirt, dark shorts, and a shoulder...
05-05-08, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,610
Posted By JSteiner

Surfboard on a bike

Does anyone here have any experience with carrying a surfboard on their bike? I'm moving to San Jose in about a month, which is about 40 miles to the nearest surf break. I like the idea of packing...
04-15-08, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By JSteiner

I should mention that I'd prefer to do something...

I should mention that I'd prefer to do something which can be done without electricity if possible. Obviously this limits things, but I feel it would bring more of a gimmicky 'wow'-factor which...
04-15-08, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By JSteiner

Bike powered blender and others

So I've started a cycling club at my school, and we need to raise some money. Somebody suggested we use a bike-powered blender to make smoothies and sell them in the main quad on campus. I thought...
04-15-08, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By JSteiner

And turn 3 is covered with mine. I guess it was...

And turn 3 is covered with mine. I guess it was a rough day for Rochesterians...
Forum: Touring
02-13-08, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,238
Posted By JSteiner

I did a two-week tour of Ireland back in...

I did a two-week tour of Ireland back in November, and found hosts on Couchsurfing wherever possible. (Warmshowers didn't show any cyclists except in Dublin, where I had already planned...
Forum: Touring
01-09-08, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 870
Posted By JSteiner

I can't comment on germany specific topics, but I...

I can't comment on germany specific topics, but I recently used a Garmin etrex Vista Cx to get me through a 2-week tour of Ireland. I originally had intended to use maps, but found out the GPS was...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-08, 10:02 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 31,109
Posted By JSteiner

I suppose this isn't too crazy, but I've only...

I suppose this isn't too crazy, but I've only been commuting a couple weeks and it's all i've got.

Came across an old guy stumbling down the road while it was 10 degrees out. As I went by (on the...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-08, 09:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,607
Posted By JSteiner

Here's my opinion: I know it's a matter of...

Here's my opinion: I know it's a matter of preference, but I don't think being clipped in is at all necessary for commuting. I make a 9.5 mile trek each morning and evening to campus carrying my...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-08, 01:55 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,911
Posted By JSteiner

After spending an hour reading this entire thread...

After spending an hour reading this entire thread from the start, I feel the need to chime in so I don't feel like it's wasted. Here's my two cents:

I commute by bike every day. I generally obey...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,061
Posted By JSteiner

Joe, Congrats on the ride! I read about it...

Joe,

Congrats on the ride! I read about it for the first time on your post where everyone told you not to do it. The whole time i was thinking, "I hope he doesn't listen to these people. Have...
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By JSteiner

I spent the last two weeks of November cycling...

I spent the last two weeks of November cycling around Ireland (not the UK, but the same climate). It was the best two weeks of my life, regardless of the constant rain and near-freezing...
Replies: 21
Views: 711
Posted By JSteiner

My focused goals: commute every day to class,...

My focused goals:
commute every day to class, 90 miles per week for 18 weeks
200k, 300k brevet
century-a-month
possibly a 300 mile-or-so tour

That should put me around 3,500 miles there. If...
12-16-07, 09:12 PM
Replies: 701
Views: 140,030
Posted By JSteiner

19F, Snowing, Windy. 9 mile commute home from...

19F, Snowing, Windy. 9 mile commute home from campus

Head: Winter snowboarding hat, headlamp
Torso: Craft baselayer, Nashbar long sleeve jersey, Gore Pac-Lite shell
Hands: Burton snowboarding...
11-13-07, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By JSteiner

Again, most likely not. The derailer will take...

Again, most likely not. The derailer will take up or give slack as needed. 1 tooth generally won't matter either way. Just pay attention to make sure there is the right amount of tension at the...
Forum: Touring
11-13-07, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,870
Posted By JSteiner

I've had three different bar tapes on my bike in...

I've had three different bar tapes on my bike in the last month. At first I had cork tape that was on the bike when I got it. Very durable- i think it had been on there for many years. I wanted...
11-09-07, 02:16 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,144
Posted By JSteiner

Well, this certainly is a multifaceted topic. As...

Well, this certainly is a multifaceted topic. As I'm sure we all know. Let me add my two cents...

First with respect to the effect of advertising on the way we see cars: what about the times...
Forum: Touring
11-09-07, 11:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,036
Posted By JSteiner

I've got an older Trek with carbon tubes and...

I've got an older Trek with carbon tubes and aluminum stays. I do have eyelets at the dropouts, but the first rack I bought had to be jury-rigged to be supported by the seat tube in front, since...
11-09-07, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,330
Posted By JSteiner

Offroad with narrow, high pressure tires

Hey guys, general newbie, and first-timer to the cyclocross board. I figured you guys would have the most insight into this question...

I recently did a long ride (185 Miles from Boston to...
Forum: Touring
11-06-07, 12:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 19,300
Posted By JSteiner

Another thing that hasn't been mentioned is that...

Another thing that hasn't been mentioned is that a proper touring bike will generally have a lower bottom bracket, which lowers the center of gravity (with you and your load) and increases stability,...
10-30-07, 11:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,837
Posted By JSteiner

As long as we're not talking about building...

As long as we're not talking about building something that's practical, and you don't mind putting a LOT of effort in, I'm a firm believer that you can do it. According to Wikipedia (which we know...
10-26-07, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,070
Posted By JSteiner

RMS is Root-Mean-Squared. It's basically a way...

RMS is Root-Mean-Squared. It's basically a way of measuring the "average" strength of a signal with varying amplitude. I quote "average" because in a sine wave centered around 0V, the average...
Replies: 258
Views: 54,613
Posted By JSteiner

I suppose I'll chime in... This one's iffy, and...

I suppose I'll chime in... This one's iffy, and I'll let you guys decide if I should be booted from the thread :p

Last weekend. After 4 months of riding. Rode from Boston to Gorham, NH. Total...
10-26-07, 08:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,938
Posted By JSteiner

Good job! Looks like that should be quite a bit...

Good job! Looks like that should be quite a bit of fun!

I'm going to have to agree with diff_lock though when you start thinking about Frankenstereo 2000... Ditch the sub. The lower your...
10-26-07, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,070
Posted By JSteiner

Shimano DH-3N70 output

Hey guys, I was playing around with my Shimano DH-3N70 dynohub in the lab the other day, and thought I would share my results for anyone else interested. I wasn't satisfied with the information gain...
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By JSteiner

hahaha... former draftsman? Or am I just too...

hahaha... former draftsman? Or am I just too young to appreciate the days when pencils were made of yellow wood rather than black plastic?

Anyways, to reiterate, any problems down there with...
Forum: Touring
10-24-07, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By JSteiner

:::Gulp::: My flight to Ireland leaves Nov...

:::Gulp:::

My flight to Ireland leaves Nov 16th... I'm not going to make it to Connemara. From Galway I'm doing a loop back to Dublin via Roscommon and Mullingar. Do you find this to be pretty...
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By JSteiner

As far as traffic goes, we didn't really...

As far as traffic goes, we didn't really encounter any once we got out of Boston. But keep in mind, we left at night, and by the time (Saturday) morning came, we were in the middle of NH. If you...
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By JSteiner

Thanks guys! Yeah, 4 months in the saddle. ...

Thanks guys!

Yeah, 4 months in the saddle. Got to Boston in June and started riding in July. Hadn't ridden a bicycle since I got my driver's license.

We escaped Boston via Rt 28, then got on...
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By JSteiner

First Long Distance Ride - Boston to Gorham, NH

Monday morning and I'm pretty stoked to be alive, so I thought I'd share my experiences with you guys.

I completed my first truly long distance ride this weekend. A friend of mine and I rode 185...
10-18-07, 03:22 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 101,438
Posted By JSteiner

Trying to keep this short and useful: Living...

Trying to keep this short and useful:

Living car-free in a city is much different than the suburbs. Without public transport, it's either riding your bike, bumming a ride, or borrowing a car...
Forum: Touring
10-12-07, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By JSteiner

Winter touring

Hey all,

I'm getting ready to do my first tour. I've got the bike set up as good as it's going to get for me, but now I need to focus on my clothing. I'm heading to Ireland for two weeks at the...
Forum: Touring
10-12-07, 02:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,579
Posted By JSteiner

From what I can tell, Aer Lingus doesn't charge...

From what I can tell, Aer Lingus doesn't charge for bikes on international flights. They go to more than just Ireland, too. As long as your bike doesn't weigh more than 50 kilos or something like...
10-03-07, 01:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 899
Posted By JSteiner

Did this happen on your birthday? ;) Not...

Did this happen on your birthday? ;)


Not a high speed wipe at all, but my worst in a long time: Was out for a weekend bike trip with my bike moderately loaded. Came to an intersection I...
10-02-07, 09:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 286
Posted By JSteiner

Quick Release question

Hey, quick question regarding quick release skewers.

Does anyone know the standard diameter of them? I'm looking to make a bike-towed chariot for halloween use, and need to know the nominal...
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