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Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-11, 09:52 PM
Replies: 1,894
Views: 65,736
Posted By 4000Miles

Justin, why didn't you respond to my question...

Justin, why didn't you respond to my question concerning your bike on ebay?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-11, 09:07 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 9,842
Posted By 4000Miles

What.... is this graph even measuring? Where did...

What.... is this graph even measuring? Where did it come from? Labeling your axes is a good thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-11, 09:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 793
Posted By 4000Miles

I don't know about "best", but I had excellent...

I don't know about "best", but I had excellent luck with Bontrager Race Lite Hardcases. They lasted me about 2500 miles and during that time I got no more than 2 flats.
06-18-11, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,328
Posted By 4000Miles

Yes, you can pick up a set of aero bars that fit...

Yes, you can pick up a set of aero bars that fit your handlebars. Sure these were cheap, but you're going to spend a lot more on medical bills than you saved if you keep crashing.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-11, 03:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,413
Posted By 4000Miles

I have a 2009 Defy 2 I've had since it was new...

I have a 2009 Defy 2 I've had since it was new and I really like it. My only "complaints" are that I'd like to upgrade it to 105 (which, obviously, you'd be getting with the Defy 1) and the stock...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-11, 10:28 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,151
Posted By 4000Miles

Because leg presses are useless. Do squats.

Because leg presses are useless. Do squats.
Forum: Touring
05-12-11, 10:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,060
Posted By 4000Miles

I rode my Brooks for 2000 miles and could not get...

I rode my Brooks for 2000 miles and could not get it to stop rubbing with any amount of adjusting. It could be that my seatpost is really annoying and difficult to adjust, and that because of that I...
Forum: Touring
05-11-11, 12:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,118
Posted By 4000Miles

I own a blender bottle, and the thing is freaking...

I own a blender bottle, and the thing is freaking awesome. I use it for protein powder (I lift weights) but it would work well with any powder or for mixing up eggs (like for an omelette) and thus...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-11, 10:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,619
Posted By 4000Miles

These.

These.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-11, 12:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 748
Posted By 4000Miles

I have heard (though don't recall exactly where,...

I have heard (though don't recall exactly where, sorry) that the teflon coated cables have actually caused more sticking problems for some people, but again, I don't recall where I saw this or what...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-11, 07:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,157
Posted By 4000Miles

75 miles a day is seriously no big deal. If you...

75 miles a day is seriously no big deal. If you have 8 hours to do it, that's less than 10mph average. Just slowly work up to doing that much and you'll be fine. I recommend doing at least one 70+...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-11, 11:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,024
Posted By 4000Miles

Flip your stem so it is angled downward. Also,...

Flip your stem so it is angled downward. Also, picture needs to be taken from the drive side in front of a white garage door with the cranks aligned with the seat tube, pedals at 6 and 9, and valve...
Forum: Touring
12-29-10, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By 4000Miles

Sand? In my day we had to tote and build our bed...

Sand? In my day we had to tote and build our bed of sharp gravel each and every night. And we were GRATEFUL.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-10, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By 4000Miles

My "multitool" is just an allen key set. I used...

My "multitool" is just an allen key set. I used to have one which was allen keys, a philips, and a flat screwdriver, which was nice, but that's all I've ever needed - that and a set of tire levers,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-10, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By 4000Miles

I've tried using phone books but they tend to...

I've tried using phone books but they tend to slip. It's a good investment but not strictly necessary.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-10, 02:00 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 8,509
Posted By 4000Miles

I got a shiny new set of FSA compact handlebars...

I got a shiny new set of FSA compact handlebars and a new (shorter) stem. Now my bike is super comfortable, hurray! Our "shared" presents were a Planet Bike ALX floor pump (because up until now we...
Forum: Touring
12-25-10, 05:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By 4000Miles

Add to your bookmarks?

Add to your bookmarks?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-10, 03:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 911
Posted By 4000Miles

I want it known (since apparently it was not...

I want it known (since apparently it was not apparent) that my remark was utter sarcasm and I agree with the following two posts.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-10, 03:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,264
Posted By 4000Miles

Congratulations! I've never worked in a bike...

Congratulations! I've never worked in a bike shop, but I do work in customer service. I can tell you that if you can take the most inexperienced (read: dumbest) customer, handle them with a smile,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-10, 12:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By 4000Miles

I have heard (seriously, though can't confirm if...

I have heard (seriously, though can't confirm if it works) that a drop of Jameson's in your bottles keeps them from freezing. Try it, in the name of SCIENCE and let us know if it works.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-10, 10:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By 4000Miles

It is pleasing to hear that your bottle cages...

It is pleasing to hear that your bottle cages cage bottles well.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-10, 10:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 911
Posted By 4000Miles

Why won't you wish anyone "Merry Christmas"? ...

Why won't you wish anyone "Merry Christmas"? Don't you know Jesus is the reason for the season? Why do you hate Christmas?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-10, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By 4000Miles

If your parts bins are anything like my parts...

If your parts bins are anything like my parts bin, they contain random screws that you don't want to throw away, because you just KNOW that one day you'll be all minding your own business, fixing...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-10, 07:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,014
Posted By 4000Miles

I have the PBSF, but am currently on my third...

I have the PBSF, but am currently on my third one. I really like the build quality and the light itself, but it keeps falling off my seatbag. Anyone else run into this issue/have any thoughts on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-10, 02:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,307
Posted By 4000Miles

Because I only have the room and funds for one...

Because I only have the room and funds for one bike and don't want a hybrid...? I don't understand the question...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-10, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By 4000Miles

It typically rains all year round here ;) ...

It typically rains all year round here ;)

tjspiel: Thanks for your suggestions. I definitely will try hitting up Goodwill/Saver's/Vinny's/etc. Are there any other good resources out there?
Forum: Commuting
08-18-10, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By 4000Miles

Commuting in comfort on the cheap

Hello friends,

I am currently staring at twelve (12) months of commuting by bike about 7 miles round trip (not including traveling between classes and work) every day. It's not much, and the ride...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-10, 11:34 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,563
Posted By 4000Miles

Could you expense a small bike rack...

Could you expense a small bike rack (http://canonmetals.com/images/Stainless_bike_rack.jpg) and fit it in an unused corner somewhere? Perhaps screw a couple of those red rubber-coated hooks into a...
08-17-10, 08:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,564
Posted By 4000Miles

Right, being visible to 2 ton bricks of steel is...

Right, being visible to 2 ton bricks of steel is a totally useless feature.
08-16-10, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By 4000Miles

Funny how things like this don't matter until it...

Funny how things like this don't matter until it actually affects YOU.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-10, 03:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 749
Posted By 4000Miles

I ride an 09 Defy 2. It's a solid bike that has...

I ride an 09 Defy 2. It's a solid bike that has served me well for almost 3000 miles.
Forum: Touring
08-09-10, 08:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,066
Posted By 4000Miles

Does it HAVE to be 600 miles in 6 days? I mean,...

Does it HAVE to be 600 miles in 6 days? I mean, you can try it, but if you haven't ridden in awhile, you may have a tough time doing consecutive 100 mile days. You could instead shoot for 50 mile...
Forum: Touring
08-09-10, 01:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,675
Posted By 4000Miles

FWIW, I had a nearly identical lock cut straight...

FWIW, I had a nearly identical lock cut straight through and the bike it was locked with stolen. I don't trust cable locks anymore - if I can't lock it with a U lock or chain lock, it doesn't leave...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-10, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 675
Posted By 4000Miles

I once had something similar happen (Cateye Micro...

I once had something similar happen (Cateye Micro Wireless) when I had my phone in close proximity to my cyclocomputer. Perhaps this is what happened to you?
Forum: Touring
08-06-10, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By 4000Miles

Nice! That bag looks like it's rubbing your tire...

Nice! That bag looks like it's rubbing your tire though, how did you like it?
Forum: Touring
08-06-10, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By 4000Miles

Would running the shifter cable housing under the...

Would running the shifter cable housing under the bar tape the entire way cause problems? I prefer to have minimal things dangling off my handlebars (I'm a bit of a klutz and would no doubt catch...
08-06-10, 08:03 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,370
Posted By 4000Miles

Bleh. Between going to school full time, working...

Bleh. Between going to school full time, working 20 hours a week, and keeping the grades in good shape, I don't have TIME to go shopping every 2 days. Keeping a weather eye on Craigslist for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-10, 02:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,532
Posted By 4000Miles

I would imagine that in most cases if you came...

I would imagine that in most cases if you came back a week later and said you had lower back pain or whatever, a good fitter would try to help you out. Mostly what Joemess said though.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-10, 02:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,943
Posted By 4000Miles

I'd use bleach and possibly boiling water to...

I'd use bleach and possibly boiling water to clean it before using it, but it's up to you.
08-03-10, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,044
Posted By 4000Miles

Fantastic idea, but only if they don't implement...

Fantastic idea, but only if they don't implement the "2 hour maximum" or somesuch that so many parking meters seem to have. Maybe make it a 24 or 48 hour maximum, if such is even necessary.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-10, 01:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,900
Posted By 4000Miles

So out-of-shape men on road bikes = okay,...

So out-of-shape men on road bikes = okay, out-of-shape women on road bikes != okay. Got it.
08-02-10, 07:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,086
Posted By 4000Miles

Personally, I can sympathize with parents not...

Personally, I can sympathize with parents not wanting to spend a ton of money on kids' bikes for many reasons. One, kids grow fast and outgrow their bikes fast. Two, most of the time those Wal-Mart...
Forum: Touring
08-02-10, 01:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By 4000Miles

Wow, another Madisonian! Have you considered...

Wow, another Madisonian! Have you considered trying to rope your wife into the trip? That way you have two adults pulling two tag-a-longs, and everybody wins! Additionally, I BELIEVE there is a...
Forum: Touring
07-30-10, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By 4000Miles

Same thing happens to me... I have no idea why.

Same thing happens to me... I have no idea why.
Forum: Touring
07-20-10, 09:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,767
Posted By 4000Miles

Have you considered a trunk/handlebar bag combo? ...

Have you considered a trunk/handlebar bag combo? Less 'bulk' than panniers and without the sore back and sweatiness a backpack would give you. A hydration pack is about all the 'backpack' weight I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-10, 01:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,152
Posted By 4000Miles

1) I'm tired of seeing this. 2) You can achieve...

1) I'm tired of seeing this.
2) You can achieve the same thing with a long cable lock.
Forum: Touring
07-12-10, 11:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,881
Posted By 4000Miles

Awesome! Please post an update when you know...

Awesome! Please post an update when you know what issue it'll be in (I'd buy it!)
Forum: Touring
07-10-10, 08:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,400
Posted By 4000Miles

Handlebar bottle mounts, see if you can find a...

Handlebar bottle mounts, see if you can find a bike shop nearby who knows someone who will add downtube braze-ons to the bottom of your downtube (assuming you have the clearance, seat mounted bottle...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-10, 06:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,778
Posted By 4000Miles

Regarding 'only clamp the seatpost' - what about...

Regarding 'only clamp the seatpost' - what about if your seatpost is carbon fiber?
Forum: Touring
07-09-10, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By 4000Miles

Well, my thought is that if the job thing worked...

Well, my thought is that if the job thing worked out, it would be something where I/we do farm work or some other manual labor. However, putting the extra money away is also a fair point.
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