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04-06-12, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 839
Posted By IAmCosmo

I don't know what your budget is, but if I were...

I don't know what your budget is, but if I were getting a custom frame it would probably be a Lynskey (http://www.lynskeyperformance.com/store/)
04-02-12, 10:05 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,385
Posted By IAmCosmo

A couple years ago I did a 5k program with my...

A couple years ago I did a 5k program with my local running store. It's like a couch-to-5k program, but with other people. The other people thing is the key. It helps you stay motivated especially on...
03-26-12, 02:05 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,638
Posted By IAmCosmo

We have that problem here. Signs are clearly...

We have that problem here. Signs are clearly posted all along the path that pedestrians have the right of way. I ride the path a lot, but never at more than 10 mph or so. And I only ride it to get...
03-26-12, 02:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,660
Posted By IAmCosmo

That's lawyer-talk to cover themselves in case...

That's lawyer-talk to cover themselves in case some big 400 pound gorilla goes out and breaks one of their bikes.

Don't go jumping curbs or anything and you should be fine.
03-26-12, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 844
Posted By IAmCosmo

Ahh. Gotcha. The lack of decals also made me...

Ahh. Gotcha. The lack of decals also made me think it was repainted.
03-26-12, 11:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 844
Posted By IAmCosmo

That's a good idea, but you need to take it a...

That's a good idea, but you need to take it a step or two further. Not every bike that is a "54" is the same size. Whatever bike you find in the LBS that fits you, write down what year, make, and...
03-26-12, 09:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 844
Posted By IAmCosmo

Hard to tell in those small pictures (one of the...

Hard to tell in those small pictures (one of the things I hate about Craigslist) but looks to be in decent shape. I don't remember the Cross Check being offered in Orange (but I may be wrong) so it's...
03-16-12, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,274
Posted By IAmCosmo

Saddles are so personal, so it's hard to say what...

Saddles are so personal, so it's hard to say what someone will like without trying it. I know people that love the Aliante. I tried one and it felt like I had been to the proctologist.

Personally...
03-07-12, 05:27 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 9,880
Posted By IAmCosmo

Okay... dumb question here... I have Strava...

Okay... dumb question here...

I have Strava for iPhone, and I joined the group. Logged in with Facebook account just like I do on my iPhone. How do I upload rides to the group? I admit I've had it...
03-07-12, 05:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 383
Posted By IAmCosmo

I'd be glad to talk to you about it. I've been...

I'd be glad to talk to you about it. I've been doing freelance web design/development for about 10 years now, and have had my own site selling things for quite a few years. PM me and I can give you...
02-15-12, 10:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,405
Posted By IAmCosmo

I know plenty of people over 200# that ride...

I know plenty of people over 200# that ride carbon frames. I don't know a single one who has had a frame failure. I do know one guy who had his carbon frame crack, and he's around 150-160#. His was a...
01-31-12, 03:45 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 4,958
Posted By IAmCosmo

My wife is having surgery tomorrow morning, and...

My wife is having surgery tomorrow morning, and will be out of commission for 2 weeks. Which means I'll probably be at home taking care of her for 2 weeks. Nothing serious - carpal tunnel - but it's...
01-24-12, 02:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,297
Posted By IAmCosmo

I don't know. He stands behind his stuff. That's...

I don't know. He stands behind his stuff. That's all I need. Show me a wheel manufacturer that has never had a failure. I know someone who has broken three sets of Zipps just riding them. No crashes....
01-24-12, 02:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,297
Posted By IAmCosmo

Okay, so I take back saying "never had a...

Okay, so I take back saying "never had a problem". But, it was fixed within 2 days under warranty, so one thing in the few years I've used it is not an issue for me. That problem was on the second...
01-24-12, 12:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,297
Posted By IAmCosmo

I don't really care about the weight. I'm just...

I don't really care about the weight. I'm just stating that there is no need to get a custom-built set of wheels when there are off-the-shelf wheels that work fine. If you have the money to spare,...
01-23-12, 03:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,297
Posted By IAmCosmo

28/32 wheels are overkill. I've got quite a few...

28/32 wheels are overkill. I've got quite a few pounds on you, and I ride Mavic Aksiums and Neuvation M-28's every day. No problems in the past 3 years and close to 10,000 miles combined on them.
01-23-12, 02:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 831
Posted By IAmCosmo

I would love some snow too. We haven't had a...

I would love some snow too. We haven't had a single flake of snow here in two years. It's been in the 40's and 50's every day but a couple this winter. We had a streak of 60 degree days not long ago....
01-16-12, 10:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,964
Posted By IAmCosmo

I did a lot of research before buying my Tarmac....

I did a lot of research before buying my Tarmac. I called someone at Specialized and what I was told was that they don't put weight limits on their frames and forks (I was worried because mine has a...
01-11-12, 07:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 836
Posted By IAmCosmo

I haven't used that one, but I use...

I haven't used that one, but I use myfitnesspal.com all the time. It has an iPhone app that works really well.
01-10-12, 12:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 540
Posted By IAmCosmo

Nice. I lost 5 myself. Still have a long way to...

Nice. I lost 5 myself. Still have a long way to go, but off to a good start.
01-04-12, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 533
Posted By IAmCosmo

I eat their veggie subs a couple times a week....

I eat their veggie subs a couple times a week. The worst thing is the bread, and it's not that bad for you. I'm vegan, so mine is all veggies. I have to get protein from other sources, but that's not...
01-03-12, 12:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,480
Posted By IAmCosmo

While a lighter bike may make some difference,...

While a lighter bike may make some difference, losing 10 pounds will make a greater difference, and that's free. I honestly don't have any idea what my bikes weigh, and I don't care. Once I get my...
12-30-11, 10:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,664
Posted By IAmCosmo

With going back to school and working as well, I...

With going back to school and working as well, I didn't get as much time to ride as I'd like. I split my riding time between a few different bikes, so I'm not sure on the exact number, but somewhere...
12-28-11, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By IAmCosmo

I used to use Bont boots when I was an inline...

I used to use Bont boots when I was an inline speed skater (although I don't think "speed" ever really described me that well). I loved them. I've been intrigued by their bike shoes, and as soon as I...
12-28-11, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By IAmCosmo

I wear Specialized shoes. I'm in a somewhat...

I wear Specialized shoes. I'm in a somewhat unique situation because I won't wear leather, so I had to search out a shoe that was non-leather. That eliminated pretty much everything Shimano made at...
12-26-11, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By IAmCosmo

I did it last year. The title is very fitting. I...

I did it last year. The title is very fitting. I finished it in around 9.5 hours I believe. My computer died about 3/4 of the way through the ride, so I was going off what someone else told me. I did...
12-20-11, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By IAmCosmo

Always wanted to try that. Nothing like that...

Always wanted to try that. Nothing like that around here though.
12-19-11, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By IAmCosmo

Have you tried http://stpetecycling.com/? A...

Have you tried http://stpetecycling.com/?

A friend of mine that was down there for work rode with them a couple times and said that he really enjoyed it.
12-13-11, 03:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,655
Posted By IAmCosmo

Yeah, I wear cycling shorts and shoes in class. I...

Yeah, I wear cycling shorts and shoes in class. I generally wear bibs when actually riding, but I have a couple pairs of regular shorts for spin class. I wear an Under Armor style t-shirt. I don't...
12-12-11, 12:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,655
Posted By IAmCosmo

Actually, on the Keiser bikes, they have a...

Actually, on the Keiser bikes, they have a computer and a lever that adjusts tension on the wheel. So when you adjust the tension, the "gear" on the computer changes, so the instructor can say...
12-12-11, 12:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,655
Posted By IAmCosmo

First of all, you will love those bikes. We have...

First of all, you will love those bikes. We have them at the gym I go to, and they are by far the best spin bikes I've ever sat on, and I've been on a lot of them. If you have shoes with SPD cleats,...
12-05-11, 09:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,107
Posted By IAmCosmo

Where did you get them?

Where did you get them?
12-04-11, 02:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,107
Posted By IAmCosmo

I don't mean to sound like a jerk, but at 300#...

I don't mean to sound like a jerk, but at 300# are you going to see the benefit of carbon wheels? It's common knowledge that the faster you go, the more benefit you see from carbon wheels. Are you...
12-02-11, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By IAmCosmo

Ahh.... the internet spelling police. That...

Ahh.... the internet spelling police.

That happens. Them's the brakes.... uh, I mean breaks...



Seriously though, one thing you want to be careful of is if you take your wheel off right...
12-02-11, 10:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,215
Posted By IAmCosmo

I'd be glad to help. I just did a bunch of...

I'd be glad to help. I just did a bunch of Specialized graphics not too long ago. In fact, I have logos for most of the well-known bike brands already. Any that I don't have can be recreated without...
12-01-11, 12:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,215
Posted By IAmCosmo

For any of you interested, we can work from any...

For any of you interested, we can work from any kind of file, and we can print on white, clear, or any color of vinyl. We can print, cut, or print + cut. We can't match PMS colors though because of...
11-30-11, 11:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,215
Posted By IAmCosmo

No, I'm not sure who does his. I've only met him...

No, I'm not sure who does his. I've only met him once at the NAHBS in Richmond a couple years ago. He only lives a couple blocks from me though.
11-30-11, 09:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 659
Posted By IAmCosmo

Yeah. It's a 27". Once you use a monitor that big...

Yeah. It's a 27". Once you use a monitor that big you never want to use anything else...
11-30-11, 07:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 659
Posted By IAmCosmo

I'd love to say my desk isn't usually this messy,...

I'd love to say my desk isn't usually this messy, but I'd be lying...

http://www.brokenspokedesign.com/images/IMG_0193.jpg
11-30-11, 07:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,215
Posted By IAmCosmo

I run a sign shop, and have been a graphic...

I run a sign shop, and have been a graphic designer for over 20 years. I'd be glad to help you with decals. PM me if I can help...
11-30-11, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,247
Posted By IAmCosmo

I've been close to 270 at my heaviest. Truth be...

I've been close to 270 at my heaviest. Truth be told I'm probably not far from that now.

I ride Mavic Aksiums (24/20 and 20/20) and Neuvation M-28s with no problem whatsoever.
11-30-11, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By IAmCosmo

I've been close to 270 at my heaviest. Truth be...

I've been close to 270 at my heaviest. Truth be told I'm probably not far from that now.

I ride Mavic Aksiums (24/20 and 20/20) and Neuvation M-28s with no problem whatsoever.
11-25-11, 08:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,200
Posted By IAmCosmo

Anyone wanna see pics of our Tofurky?

Anyone wanna see pics of our Tofurky?
11-25-11, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By IAmCosmo

Congrats. I do some triathlons (though not as...

Congrats. I do some triathlons (though not as often as I'd like). So far only sprint distance, but hoping to do some longer ones next season.
11-23-11, 03:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,001
Posted By IAmCosmo

A slow one that doesn't get washed nearly enough.

A slow one that doesn't get washed nearly enough.
11-23-11, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 632
Posted By IAmCosmo

Anyone have experience with Outgun Racing wheels?

http://www.outgunracing.com/index.htm

I just ran across these guys on Facebook, so I checked out their site. They have pretty good prices, but I didn't see anything about weight limits. I e-mailed...
11-14-11, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By IAmCosmo

I use Bike Brain by Bio Logic, but I have an...

I use Bike Brain by Bio Logic, but I have an iPhone. Not sure if it's available for other platforms.
11-04-11, 02:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,657
Posted By IAmCosmo

I ride Shimano 105 road pedals on my road bike....

I ride Shimano 105 road pedals on my road bike. Personally I prefer them to MTB pedals. I like the wider contact point, and I like the stiffness that my carbon sole shoes provide. I haven't ridden...
11-01-11, 07:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,676
Posted By IAmCosmo

And check them before every ride. Only takes a...

And check them before every ride. Only takes a second, but can save you some serious headaches. On my mountain bike one time I lost a screw that held in one of my cleats (5 miles into a 40 mile...
11-01-11, 07:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,067
Posted By IAmCosmo

I know plenty of people who intentionally bought...

I know plenty of people who intentionally bought lesser expensive bikes with the plans to upgrade the components. I can't tell you of any of them who actually did the upgrades.

Sure, we'd all love...
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