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Forum: Introductions
02-28-10, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By levensnevel

Back, again

Hi all,

been a while. But I'm back again.
At this moment I'm the proud owner of a
> Alan Record - with the Shimano 600 group and Mavic CXP33 rims
and a
> Vitus 979 - with the Shimano Ultegra...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-09, 11:56 PM
Replies: 26,496
Views: 16,251,254
Posted By levensnevel

Got myself a nice Alan Record ...

Got myself a nice Alan Record

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/levensnevel/Snapshots/2Cycle/AlanRecordeditioneKarrewielIIv09050.jpg

Here with a wheelset ((clincher) Giant used with their...
05-16-09, 07:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 755
Posted By levensnevel

we had a bike to work event last wednesday (14th...

we had a bike to work event last wednesday (14th of may)
It was a worldwide event within the company I work for. 100 Locations, all over the world, participated.
I didn't bike to work as it is a...
Forum: Introductions
09-24-08, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By levensnevel

a re-introduction

It's true what they say:
You can check out any time you like but you can never leave

Been away for a while
Am 53 years old and live in bikers paradise: the Netherlands
Have started cycliing...
04-21-06, 08:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,596
Posted By levensnevel

Hi guys, I'm stil alive and kicking. Found...

Hi guys,

I'm stil alive and kicking.
Found a new job some 4 months ago. Only problem from a cycling point of view is the fact that it is 110 km away from home.
So my commutingdays by bicycle are...
11-12-05, 12:34 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,650
Posted By levensnevel

YTD: 8.647 km - 5.373 miles with 7 weeks 2 go

YTD: 8.647 km - 5.373 miles
with 7 weeks 2 go
10-31-05, 09:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,440
Posted By levensnevel

mmmm trackhub, I'm not really familiar with...

mmmm trackhub,

I'm not really familiar with the roads in that area
Having checked a routeplanner (www. maporama.com) I would follow take the route Amsterdam - Weesp - Ankeveen - Meent -...
10-31-05, 01:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,440
Posted By levensnevel

Well ClosetBiker, Most bicycle traffic takes...

Well ClosetBiker,

Most bicycle traffic takes place within a 5 miles radius from home.
10-30-05, 09:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,440
Posted By levensnevel

Plse note that, according to our own (Dutch)...

Plse note that, according to our own (Dutch) standards, we have become a car dependant society.
some 2004 figures:
> 16.3 million inhabitants
> 7,049,280 households
> 425 cars per 1,000...
10-30-05, 12:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,440
Posted By levensnevel

Nice reading that article in the St Petersburg...

Nice reading that article in the St Petersburg Times.
I'm a dutchie who lives in a small village (40,000 inhabitants) and who's a daily bike commuter (12.5 miles one-way) whole year around.
Think...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-05, 01:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,893
Posted By levensnevel

Bikewise I would get me a nice tailormade...

Bikewise I would get me a nice tailormade titanium road bike and mountain bike.
Jobwise I would hand in my current job and start a bike related business venture
10-12-05, 10:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,787
Posted By levensnevel

Slightly Off Topic If I was on the market...

Slightly Off Topic

If I was on the market for a bike replacement this would be the perfect time of year.
If you're looking for a brand new bike:
The 2006 models are phased in and the 2005...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-05, 08:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,058
Posted By levensnevel

ItsJustMe wrote Take heart. Even in their...

ItsJustMe wrote

Take heart. Even in their current incarnation, bikes are still among the simplest machines ever built.

Well I tend to disagree.
I can drive a car 10,000 miles before it needs...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-05, 01:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,595
Posted By levensnevel

My commuterbike in autumn- and winter trim ...

My commuterbike in autumn- and winter trim

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/levensnevel/Snapshots/2Cycle/051010A1659R2.jpg
...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-05, 10:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 614
Posted By levensnevel

I always check the weatherforecast & a windchill...

I always check the weatherforecast & a windchill chart
http://science.howstuffworks.com/framed.htm?parent=question70.htm&url=http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/windchill/index.shtml
in the morning before I...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-05, 10:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,595
Posted By levensnevel

Good for you all to realize that reflective...

Good for you all to realize that reflective stripes on bicycle tyres are compulsary by law in the Netherlands.
Forum: Commuting
10-06-05, 09:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,146
Posted By levensnevel

Well, I agree with most of the comments:...

Well,

I agree with most of the comments: KISS (keep it simple and stupid)
Just get yourself a basic rigid steel (Chrome Molybdenum is you like) fork.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-05, 12:00 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,805
Posted By levensnevel

mmm, September 764 km YTD 7,535 km

mmm,

September 764 km
YTD 7,535 km
Forum: Commuting
09-23-05, 01:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,546
Posted By levensnevel

mmmm michaelnel, just count yourself...

mmmm

michaelnel,

just count yourself lucky .

I start commuting at more or less the same time (85% of the distance is unlit) and at one point I almost hit a fellow biker which was coming...
09-22-05, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By levensnevel

mmm, not sure as I don't care about gear...

mmm,

not sure as I don't care about gear ratios. I feel much more comfortable with a steady 'peddling frequency'.
In my case comfortable means 85 - 90 rpm.
I'm riding a 21 speed triple MTB...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-05, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By levensnevel

well s-creek-rider , as far as I'm concerned...

well s-creek-rider ,

as far as I'm concerned there is no such thing as bad weather while cycling. It is just a matter of bad clothing. So get some proper riding gear.
I'm pretty sure you'll be...
09-20-05, 12:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 760
Posted By levensnevel

Sounds obvious but have you ever thought of...

Sounds obvious but have you ever thought of riding your 'established' rides the other way around? (established rides as in 50 miles plus rides)
Done it a few times and, surprisingly, it opened a...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-05, 12:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By levensnevel

Most pinters have been made allready. Would like...

Most pinters have been made allready. Would like to add 1:
MAke sure you have a spare undershirt with you when you go out riding.
When you encouter mechanical or tyre problems you'll be forced to...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-05, 11:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 947
Posted By levensnevel

SecondImpact, nevermind what other peolple...

SecondImpact,

nevermind what other peolple say or think.
Your bike will do the job, just make sure you give her sufficient TLC.
09-19-05, 11:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,304
Posted By levensnevel

Suppose that in the past decade prices for...

Suppose that in the past decade prices for bicycles and their components have risen considerably allready, at least here in the Netherlands.
Let us just hope that the ever increasing demand will...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-05, 10:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 794
Posted By levensnevel

@ noisebeam I tried to start a 'best...

@ noisebeam

I tried to start a 'best practices' discussion.
You're right, I use a similar technique only in combination with that fact that I always wear a cycling cap with the small lid (sorry...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-05, 01:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 794
Posted By levensnevel

Leaves the question: what is the most practical...

Leaves the question:
what is the most practical way to avoid being blinded by the light when the such a high beam motorist is heading towards you on a otherwise completely dark road ....
09-07-05, 01:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 644
Posted By levensnevel

That's great Gary, you know how the saying...

That's great Gary,

you know how the saying goes: a smile every mile
So:keep on smiling for many, many miles to come
09-04-05, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By levensnevel

I understand that Heras was penalized with a 10...

I understand that Heras was penalized with a 10 seconds time penalty, so justice prevails.
@ Gmason,
- Yep
- I live in Hellevoetsluis, a small town on the coast near Rotterdam.
09-04-05, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By levensnevel

It will be very interesting to see wether or not...

It will be very interesting to see wether or not Roberto Heras will be penalized for not following the time trial routing.
Forum: Commuting
08-28-05, 12:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 808
Posted By levensnevel

http://photobucket.com/albums/v11/levensnevel/Snap...

http://photobucket.com/albums/v11/levensnevel/Snapshots/2Cycle/?action=view&current=050825A1265r2.jpg
Works fine 4 me
The LED front and rearlight set me back EUR 12.00
The small halogen Torch,...
08-26-05, 10:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,553
Posted By levensnevel

Since when is speed an issue? I don't give a...

Since when is speed an issue?
I don't give a toss so to speak so I stopped using a bicyclecomputer.
Simply enjoy the ride like I do on my long trips ( 80, 100 or 145 km roundtrips).
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-05, 12:56 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,656
Posted By levensnevel

I never ever answer any call while driving

I never ever answer any call while driving
08-26-05, 12:53 AM
Replies: 1,804
Views: 324,032
Posted By levensnevel

Turned 50 a month ago 1. What type of bikes...

Turned 50 a month ago

1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?
- a 1983 Aerts (race)
- a 1988 Koga Miyata Valley Runner (commute)

2. Do you take any special supplements/vitamins/minerals as...
08-25-05, 10:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 738
Posted By levensnevel

It is a Volvo ...

It is a Volvo
http://img2.photobucket.com/albums/v11/levensnevel/CheeseWedge/040521B07R5.jpg
If needed I just fold down the backseats. When I take-out the wheels there is plenty of room for 2 bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-05, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By levensnevel

Missed it. Was aired here at 03:00 hrs CET...

Missed it.
Was aired here at 03:00 hrs CET according to CNNText
Seems to be a rerun at 11:00 hrs CET though ...
08-25-05, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3,715
Views: 315,228
Posted By levensnevel

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/levensnevel/...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/levensnevel/Snapshots/2Cycle/050825A1265r2.jpg
Race - a 1983 Aerts (chromo)
Commute - a 1988 Koga Myata Valley Runner (chromo)
08-21-05, 09:51 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 23,980
Posted By levensnevel

Well, I've got a 1988 Koga-Miyata Valley...

Well,

I've got a 1988 Koga-Miyata Valley Runner with, obviously Miyata tubing.
CroMo tripple butted "FM1" tubing to be precise.
The fact that Koga Miyata was still using this tubing on their...
Forum: Touring
08-21-05, 03:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,383
Posted By levensnevel

I would say keep your Miyata if you're still...

I would say keep your Miyata if you're still happy with the frame configuration of your LT1000. New set of rims (e.g. Mavic CXP33) and a set of double pivot brakes will do the trick.
I've recently...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-05, 11:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 722
Posted By levensnevel

As written earlier: get a pair of shoecovers ...

As written earlier: get a pair of shoecovers
I'm using a pair of BBB Isolators
http://www.bbbparts.com/products/bike_wear/shoecovers/isolator.html
for 10 months now and they are really great.
No...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-05, 10:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By levensnevel

Tyre pressure wise I always stick to what has...

Tyre pressure wise I always stick to what has been indicated on the sidewall of the tyre in question.
Choosing a tyre which suits your requirements is a matter of trial and error I guess. Just...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-05, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 809
Posted By levensnevel

I clean the drive train on a daily basis. Rest...

I clean the drive train on a daily basis. Rest depends on the weather:
> when it is dry once a week
> in all other cases daily aswell
For reference: I commute 40 km on a daily basis
Forum: Commuting
08-16-05, 12:34 AM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 10,958,980
Posted By levensnevel

This is my dialy runner ...

This is my dialy runner

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/levensnevel/Snapshots/2Cycle/050815A1142R2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/levensnevel/Snapshots/2Cycle/050815A1141R2.jpg...
08-16-05, 12:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 579
Posted By levensnevel

Hellevoetsluis, the Netherlands a small former...

Hellevoetsluis, the Netherlands
a small former navy town near Rotterdam, on the borders of the Haringvliet.
...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-05, 11:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,061
Posted By levensnevel

Might sound obvious but: > always keep your...

Might sound obvious but:
> always keep your tires at the 'right' pressure. In my case I always use the max pressure as indicated in the side of your tyre as reference.
> check your tyres for...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-05, 11:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,051
Posted By levensnevel

Tights. In spring & autumn a thin one. In...

Tights.
In spring & autumn a thin one. In winter a thick one
Forum: Commuting
08-15-05, 11:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,386
Posted By levensnevel

Well, I always carry a spare innertube with me...

Well, I always carry a spare innertube with me while commuting.
So I only have to change the innertube when one of my tyres run flat.
Forum: Introductions
08-04-05, 09:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 161
Posted By levensnevel

Hi from Hellevoetsluis, the Netherlands

Picked up cycling again back in 1999 So yes: Lance has been a tremendous source of inspiration for me :o
Nowadyas I'm commuting 25 miles during weekdays & the whole year round. During the weekends,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-05, 08:55 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,750
Posted By levensnevel

Just turned 50 :)

Just turned 50 :)
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