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Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-13, 03:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,997
Posted By wrr1020

I've had about five crashes one of them being a...

I've had about five crashes one of them being a serious one. Got hit going about 20 and separated my shoulder and cut my hand open that required stitches. Helmet was completely cracked and had some...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-12, 03:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,223
Posted By wrr1020

Have 6k on my current bike.

Have 6k on my current bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-12, 05:50 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,118
Posted By wrr1020

Varies by month for me, put in over 1,000 in...

Varies by month for me, put in over 1,000 in August but for October only got about 350 in.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-12, 01:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,155
Posted By wrr1020

I'd get the F75x.

I'd get the F75x.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-12, 01:45 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 179,004
Posted By wrr1020

Beautiful bike. I get compliments almost every...

Beautiful bike. I get compliments almost every time i'm out on my Pro Machine whether it be from other riders or just random people at intersections. Make some of the best looking frames out right...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-12, 12:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,208
Posted By wrr1020

My rides usually average 40-60 miles, i usually...

My rides usually average 40-60 miles, i usually stop once. First stop is a quick lower back stretch. Lately i've been doing two stops due to the insane heat we've been having. It's nice to stop in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-12, 12:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,480
Posted By wrr1020

My gloves tend to hold a little bit of odor as...

My gloves tend to hold a little bit of odor as well. I've been using the same pair of gloves since mid 2010 and have yet to throw them away and get a new pair. Perhaps i'll get some new ones soon.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-12, 12:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,938
Posted By wrr1020

I lost my first bottle due to an ejection as well...

I lost my first bottle due to an ejection as well last week. Was on a group ride and was right in the middle of the peloton, hit a pothole and boom, bottle flies out. No way i could stop and retrieve...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-12, 03:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,197
Posted By wrr1020

Whenever you corner lift the inside crank to 12 o...

Whenever you corner lift the inside crank to 12 o clock position. Problem solved.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-12, 06:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 29,014
Posted By wrr1020

As others have stated it varies. Whether your...

As others have stated it varies. Whether your mash or spin is one of many factors to consider. I just swapped out my first chain on my current bike at 4500 miles, some say they can only get at max 3k...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-12, 10:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 690
Posted By wrr1020

I'm in the San Fernando Valley and rode...

I'm in the San Fernando Valley and rode throughout the valley into Montrose today and didn't smell anything.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-12, 02:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 908
Posted By wrr1020

As others have stated i would size up one size. I...

As others have stated i would size up one size. I once bought a castelli bib online having never tried their bibs. I ordered a medium going off the size chart. Big mistake. I couldn't even get the...
09-11-12, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,398
Posted By wrr1020

Awesome, i'll check this ride out as well. Thanks!

Awesome, i'll check this ride out as well. Thanks!
09-10-12, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,398
Posted By wrr1020

Awesome, exactly what i'm looking for. Thanks.

Awesome, exactly what i'm looking for. Thanks.
09-10-12, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,398
Posted By wrr1020

Barry Wolfe Tuesday/Thursday Ride

Has anyone done this ride? I've been looking to get into more group riding and meeting people in the area that ride since i normally ride solo most of the time. Was looking to do this ride tomorrow...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-12, 12:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,168
Posted By wrr1020

I use a set of Boyd 50mm carbon clinchers as an...

I use a set of Boyd 50mm carbon clinchers as an everyday wheelset and they've performed flawlessly. I have about 5k miles on them and are as true as the day i got them. Braking isn't as good as...
09-07-12, 02:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,859
Posted By wrr1020

Been working on my climbing so i'm gonna do some...

Been working on my climbing so i'm gonna do some hill repeats out in Griffith Park.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-12, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 837
Posted By wrr1020

I've only seen Hammer selling gel in bulk. It's...

I've only seen Hammer selling gel in bulk. It's what i use along with the flask and it's much cheaper then buying individual gel packs.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-12, 02:50 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,211
Posted By wrr1020

If you don't want to then don't. If you're on the...

If you don't want to then don't. If you're on the fence about it, shave it and see what you think. It's only hair, it'll grow back if you don't like it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-12, 03:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,766
Posted By wrr1020

I'm perfectly content with my 500 on the stem.

I'm perfectly content with my 500 on the stem.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-12, 04:34 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 62,928
Posted By wrr1020

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http://i50.tinypic.com/wumo7d.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-12, 04:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,277
Posted By wrr1020

Still using the Arundel tape that came on my bike...

Still using the Arundel tape that came on my bike when i bought it. No need to change to anything else.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-12, 12:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 679
Posted By wrr1020

Yeah it's a good little pump. It can get the job...

Yeah it's a good little pump. It can get the job done well enough if it was the only source of air you have. Might be roadside for awhile pumping 50+ psi into the tube but it can be done.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-12, 11:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 679
Posted By wrr1020

I use the same, it works well but i don't think...

I use the same, it works well but i don't think it can get you to 100 psi. Mainly use it to seat the tube before i use the c02. I wouldn't carry just this as a way to air up.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-12, 11:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,381
Posted By wrr1020

OP, i was hit last year and while it did suck and...

OP, i was hit last year and while it did suck and put me off the bike for about three weeks i couldn't wait to get back out and ride. Find a MUP you can ride on and get back into it that way. Once...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-12, 10:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,724
Posted By wrr1020

I did not as i don't have any patches. Kept the...

I did not as i don't have any patches. Kept the tube and do plan to patch whenever i get some patches and glue.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-12, 10:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,724
Posted By wrr1020

I had one of these a couple weeks ago, went to...

I had one of these a couple weeks ago, went to air up my tires the night before i was supposed to ride in the early AM. Noticed the rear was flat so i changed the tube and discovered a pin sized hole...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-12, 11:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,051
Posted By wrr1020

Commando is the only way, wearing underwear will...

Commando is the only way, wearing underwear will cause chafing and would in general be uncomfortable.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-12, 09:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 825
Posted By wrr1020

I rode close to 5,000 miles on my SRAM 1031 chain...

I rode close to 5,000 miles on my SRAM 1031 chain that came on the bike. Recently swapped it out to a 1051 a month ago as the 1031 started to show signs of stretch. Have 1,000 miles on the 1051 chain...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-12, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By wrr1020

Same thing happened to me, i was descending and...

Same thing happened to me, i was descending and as i swept around a corner there was a coyote standing right in the middle of the road. I startled it and it took off but like you said, you never know...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-12, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By wrr1020

i run 100 front 110 rear and i only weigh 145....

i run 100 front 110 rear and i only weigh 145. Definitely need to up your PSI.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-12, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By wrr1020

Have you ever tried to diagnose why it creaks? My...

Have you ever tried to diagnose why it creaks? My Arione started to creak and it drove me nuts. Took the saddle off the rails and a little bit of grease on the rails took care of it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-12, 12:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 969
Posted By wrr1020

Sounds like fun, i do this with a couple guys i...

Sounds like fun, i do this with a couple guys i ride with from time to time. We coast to an object that we both agree is the "start line" and go for it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-12, 09:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,739
Posted By wrr1020

If you don't have at least $10k to spend on a...

If you don't have at least $10k to spend on a bike i wouldn't even bother. Just get something at Target or Wal Mart.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-12, 11:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,099
Posted By wrr1020

I would ride. I didn't like high school though so...

I would ride. I didn't like high school though so it's an easier decision for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-12, 12:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,052
Posted By wrr1020

The tread were indicators on these tires as well...

The tread were indicators on these tires as well as other Continental tires are present when the tires are new. There are two little dimples in the tire and when the dimples disappear than it's time...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-12, 11:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,874
Posted By wrr1020

The thing is these cages are so cheap that their...

The thing is these cages are so cheap that their practically the same as buying a cage at your LBS. Yes it's slightly more but they look a whole hell of a lot better than some plain steel cage....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-12, 06:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,874
Posted By wrr1020

I have a couple cages that look exactly like that...

I have a couple cages that look exactly like that but from a different vendor on ebay and i haven't had any issues at all. They came from China so it took almost a month to get but i wasn't in a rush...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-12, 09:27 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,518
Posted By wrr1020

My current goal is to hit 1,000 miles for the...

My current goal is to hit 1,000 miles for the month of August. 277 to go and my legs are starting to feel it.

I'd also like to get into cyclocross, thinking of picking up a cross bike soon.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-12, 04:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,489
Posted By wrr1020

Nice, i'm riding on a set of the 50mm clinchers...

Nice, i'm riding on a set of the 50mm clinchers and love these wheels. I use them as an everyday wheelset and have put thousands of miles on them so far.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-12, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By wrr1020

This is what i'm using as well. My problem with...

This is what i'm using as well. My problem with saddle bags is they tend to rub on my shorts. I tried two different bags out and same thing happened. Didn't want to keep trying bags out so i just...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-12, 02:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 587
Posted By wrr1020

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-12, 11:12 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 16,270
Posted By wrr1020

I hate threads like this. There are so many...

I hate threads like this. There are so many factors that you need to play in instead of assuming it's just a guy with tons of money that can't ride.
Replies: 84
Views: 8,654
Posted By wrr1020

Thought i'd put my name in for August for this...

Thought i'd put my name in for August for this challenge. At 111 miles so far for the first four days. Previous highest mileage month was about 550. Not really an endurance rider, more of a fast 40...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-12, 02:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,373
Posted By wrr1020

Nice job, i'm aiming at 800 miles for the month...

Nice job, i'm aiming at 800 miles for the month of August. Kicked it off with a 50 mile ride yesterday.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-12, 01:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,437
Posted By wrr1020

I've been riding on my Shimano R086's for the...

I've been riding on my Shimano R086's for the last couple years and their a solid shoe. I haven't ridden on Sidi's or anything high end so i can't compare them. I spent about $80 for them off Nashbar...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-12, 07:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,846
Posted By wrr1020

I don't remember which ones i have exactly, their...

I don't remember which ones i have exactly, their disposable but are three bladed. I believe their Schick. Bought a five pack of them at Target for $8 and work very well. I get about 10, even 15...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-12, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By wrr1020

I second a possible wheel magnet issue, a couple...

I second a possible wheel magnet issue, a couple of months ago when i started out on my ride i normally spin and hold a 15 mph speed the first couple miles to get the legs warmed up. I looked down at...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-12, 06:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,732
Posted By wrr1020

I've got a few pairs of the Falconi bibs and i...

I've got a few pairs of the Falconi bibs and i have no complaints. I've never ridden on top quality bibs so i can't say how much better something more expensive would be. For the price i'm happy with...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-12, 01:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,391
Posted By wrr1020

Nothing different, the first century i did i...

Nothing different, the first century i did i didn't even plan on. Went out for a ride planning to do a 50 miler, legs still felt great and i just kept going. Ended up riding 102 miles that day.
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