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06-30-08, 06:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,486
Posted By richc

Yes, MUCH happier now that I'm older and no...

Yes, MUCH happier now that I'm older and no longer married. I can actually come home at night and feel like I'm not the sole reason why somebody else isn't happy.
06-23-08, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 789
Posted By richc

I own a Trek 7700. It is a fantastic bike. Very...

I own a Trek 7700. It is a fantastic bike. Very well made and functions flawlessly. I can't speak to a 7500, since I've never ridden one. I'm sure you can't go wrong with either bike. Both are a...
02-17-08, 01:40 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,956
Posted By richc

48 years and 2 months. Yes, technically I'm not...

48 years and 2 months. Yes, technically I'm not old enough to be in the "Fifty Plus" forum, but young people annoy me so that's why I'm here.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-07, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By richc

Thoughts on tire liners?

Been riding for over a year with no flats. All of a sudden, BAM, three flats in a month. All three were the result of punctures (a nail, a screw, and a piece of wire). Thinking of using tire liners...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-06, 11:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,488
Posted By richc

I go on club rides all the time using my flat bar...

I go on club rides all the time using my flat bar road bike. Granted, I do it mostly just to be a dick.
12-30-06, 11:36 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 80,336
Posted By richc

Cannondale Synapse Alloy 3 Cannondale Road...

Cannondale Synapse Alloy 3
Cannondale Road Warrior 800
12-30-06, 11:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,688
Posted By richc

Don't do annual mileage goals. Just ride my bike....

Don't do annual mileage goals. Just ride my bike. Try it sometime.
12-28-06, 09:01 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,688
Posted By richc

I'm 50 and could care less who passes me. Don't...

I'm 50 and could care less who passes me. Don't give a crap. I ride my bike because I like to ride my bike. If it bothers you that other people are faster than you, then you have a problem far more...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-06, 12:09 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,384
Posted By richc

Why does everyone slam Bicycling magazine?

I've never read a copy of Bicycling, so I probably should have picked one up before asking my question. But then again, I don't want to waste my money if it's really crap. Why do cyclists on this...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-06, 06:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,151
Posted By richc

Why no German bicycle manufacturers?

Germany is known for its engineering prowess, as evidenced by its cars (Mercedes, Porsche, BMW) and its motorcycles (BMW). Why is it then that there are no German bicycles, especially since cycling...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-06, 02:39 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,604
Posted By richc

Cycling socks get my vote for the #1 most...

Cycling socks get my vote for the #1 most overrated piece of cycling "equipment". I've ridden in $12-a-pair cycling socks and in lo-cut cotton socks from Walmart at $4.99 for a bag of six pairs. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-06, 02:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,978
Posted By richc

Who goes for a ride just to ride?

Maybe I'm a Fred, or a troll, or should just get my ass over to the "Recreational & Family" or "Fifty Plus" forums (I'm 46, so I'm close), but I'm curious how many people out there just hop on their...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-06, 08:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 802
Posted By richc

What if you're between frame sizes?

I'm 5'9". I've been to a dozen different bike shops and half of them say 54cm is the right size bike for me while the other half say 56cm is the right size. This tells me I'm probably somewhere...
07-04-06, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,202
Posted By richc

I use Continental City Contact 26x1.75 tires on...

I use Continental City Contact 26x1.75 tires on my comfort bike. Very well-made tires, smooth rolling, absolutely no problems. Give them a try.
05-25-06, 09:57 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 80,336
Posted By richc

Cannondale Road Warrior 800 Cannondale Synapse...

Cannondale Road Warrior 800
Cannondale Synapse Alloy 3
Raleigh Mojave 8.0
05-23-06, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 15,975
Posted By richc

How do you stop a front fork squeak?

I've got just over 400 miles on my Diamondback Wildwood. The front fork has developed an annoying squeak whenever it hits even the slightest bump. What can be done to silence it? Doesn't seem like it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-06, 05:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,721
Posted By richc

How many bikes is too many?

I've got 5 bikes -> 2 road bikes (1 with drop bars, and 1 with a flat bar), a mountain bike, a hybrid, and a comfort bike. That seems entirely reasonable to me. My non-biking friends and co-workers...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-05, 07:03 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,396
Posted By richc

+ another 1 I also could care less what...

+ another 1

I also could care less what people think. I ride my bike because (are you ready for this?) I like to ride my bike. Isn't any more complicated than that.

Why does riding a bike have...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-05, 06:33 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,396
Posted By richc

God this thread is pathetic. Can't you people...

God this thread is pathetic. Can't you people just go out for a ride?
07-30-05, 08:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 402
Posted By richc

Squeak coming from front suspension

The steel-spring front suspension in my comfort bike has developed an annoying squeak. The bike is new with less than 300 miles on it, so I don't think this is normal wear-and-tear. How can I make it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-05, 06:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,561
Posted By richc

Affordable: 1. Cannondale 2. Specialized ...

Affordable:

1. Cannondale
2. Specialized
3. Trek
4. Giant
5. Felt

Purely my opinion.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-05, 10:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 945
Posted By richc

I have to disagree about the makeup of the...

I have to disagree about the makeup of the audience, Rad. If we were talking about the Olympics coverage in primetime on a major TV network, then yes, that coverage appeals to the lowest common...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-05, 09:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,014
Posted By richc

Sure. And whenever I go squirrel hunting I beat...

Sure. And whenever I go squirrel hunting I beat the little critters senseless with a frame pump.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-05, 09:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,762
Posted By richc

Is Lance making it look easy?

After watching the various stages of the tour it appears that Lance is winning this thing with one arm tied behind his back. He seems like he could explode at anytime on anyone if he wanted to, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-05, 08:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 985
Posted By richc

Here's another one, boys. Contact our man in...

Here's another one, boys. Contact our man in Chicago. And try and keep it out of the media this time.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-05, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By richc

For the rear and his buddies just give it...

For the rear and his buddies just give it time--they will all get used to it.

For your hands and forearms stop grabbing the bar in a death grip. You probably aren't aware you're doing it. Just...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-05, 08:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 985
Posted By richc

Get a single-speed so this ceases to be an issue.

Get a single-speed so this ceases to be an issue.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-05, 08:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,747
Posted By richc

There is no difference. They both suck.

There is no difference. They both suck.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-05, 06:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,192
Posted By richc

- spare tube - glue-less patch kit - tire...

- spare tube
- glue-less patch kit
- tire levers
- bike multi-tool
- CO2 pump with 2 16g cartridges
- folding serrated knife
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-05, 06:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 945
Posted By richc

Does OLN talk enough about bikes for you?

Maybe it's the engineer in me showing through, but I don't feel like OLN's TDF coverage talks enough about the bike technology involved in the tour. Sure, they've had little pieces here and there...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-05, 08:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,149
Posted By richc

The Cannondale bikes of Lampere-Caffita. They're...

The Cannondale bikes of Lampere-Caffita. They're boring like me, so they're cool.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-05, 08:07 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,382
Posted By richc

A Harley with straight pipes accelerating past...

A Harley with straight pipes accelerating past you. Scares the crap out of me, and the sound seems to last forever.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-05, 07:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,261
Posted By richc

Man, what are you smoking? Too old at 18??? You...

Man, what are you smoking? Too old at 18??? You gotta be kidding me! The only thing I can possibly think of that you may be too old for is if you wanted to start a successful career as a female...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-05, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By richc

Most total miles on a bike?

What's the most total mileage you've ever put on a bike? I had a mid-1980s vintage Nishiki Olympic 14-speed that I put just over 26,000 miles on. How about you?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-05, 04:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,860
Posted By richc

The Specialized Allez Comp has a full Ultegra...

The Specialized Allez Comp has a full Ultegra group (except for the rear derailleur, it's Dura-Ace) for $1600.

http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?sid=05Allez
07-07-05, 08:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,119
Posted By richc

If you're looking for a true "comfort" bike, then...

If you're looking for a true "comfort" bike, then I'd recommend the Trek Navigator 300. It costs just over $400 and is a very nice bike. I have one of these myself.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-05, 09:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,040
Posted By richc

I bought a Cannondale Road Warrior 800 because...

I bought a Cannondale Road Warrior 800 because it's blue. I really like blue.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-05, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By richc

I also ride a Cannondale Road Warrior 800--it is...

I also ride a Cannondale Road Warrior 800--it is definitely NOT your father's hybrid. Very comfortable, very smooth, and quite fast. Haven't had any problems with it. I've taken it on several...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-05, 02:13 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,718
Posted By richc

Because the last time I tried to get a sip of...

Because the last time I tried to get a sip of water from a drinking fountain while still riding the results were not pretty. It's much easier to just stop and get off the bike first. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-05, 01:53 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,718
Posted By richc

[QUOTE=cryogenic]I'm thinking that's about what I...

[QUOTE=cryogenic]I'm thinking that's about what I am, more or less.... I don't consider myself your average roadie by any stretch of the imagination other than the simple fact that I ride a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-05, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 808
Posted By richc

Don't know anything about Little Rock--just...

Don't know anything about Little Rock--just passed through it once on I-30 on my way to somewhere else.

I've been living in the northern Dallas suburb of Plano since 1992. The cycling scene in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-05, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,523
Posted By richc

I live in Plano. In the summer I usually ride in...

I live in Plano. In the summer I usually ride in the early to late morning hours between 7am-12pm, depending on how far I plan to ride. I try to avoid the 12pm-5pm hours--that can be downright...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-05, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By richc

Did my first century...on a comfort bike

I like to be different. So, just to keep things interesting and mix it up a bit I decided to attempt a century ride on my 35 lb comfort bike with 26 x 2.2 street/trail tires inflated to 60psi. Not...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-05, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By richc

I employ essentially the same technique, but...

I employ essentially the same technique, but since I don't own an air compressor I go the more low-tech route--I use the leaf blower. Moves a much higher volume of air--you can dry off the entire...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-05, 08:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,962
Posted By richc

Don't understand the OCP thing

OK, maybe I'm giving away my age here, but I just don't understand the whole OCP thing. I ride bikes because, well, it's a lot of fun. It's great exercise, it gets your butt off the couch, it's a...
07-01-05, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,582
Posted By richc

Tire orientation

I just replaced the combination street/trail tires that came standard on my comfort bike with a set of pure street tires (Serfas Drifter Dual Sport - http://www.serfas.com/tires/CTR-26.html ). It was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-05, 09:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 857
Posted By richc

I live in Texas. 91 degrees is the LOW in July...

I live in Texas. 91 degrees is the LOW in July and August.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-05, 08:15 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,078
Posted By richc

5'9" 155lbs buck naked. Don't recommend riding...

5'9" 155lbs buck naked. Don't recommend riding this way--it's been a problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-05, 08:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 610
Posted By richc

Ride more.

Ride more.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-05, 05:38 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 33,625
Posted By richc

Software Engineer for a defense contractor. Write...

Software Engineer for a defense contractor. Write realtime embedded software for various weapons platforms. Ride bikes to get away from software, but then there's that damn Cateye on the handlebars...
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