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Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-05, 09:21 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 11,261
Posted By theden

The biggest problem that I see with wearing a Pro...

The biggest problem that I see with wearing a Pro jersey, is that the majority of the people wearing them do not wear them for their comfort or design, but foremost because they are a "team kit". ...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-05, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By theden

I bought a high-viz orange and a higi-viz yellow...

I bought a high-viz orange and a higi-viz yellow jersey from performancebike.com a while back. They are the performance house brand.
07-03-05, 07:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,684
Posted By theden

Sportsworks Hitch Rack

Hey guys.

I am trying to determine the best way to carry a bike on my wife's 05 Honda CRV. I like the Sportsworks Mod series, but am unsure as to whether it will hit the spare tire on the rear...
06-26-05, 04:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,438
Posted By theden

Which vehicle had more fatalities: That's a...

Which vehicle had more fatalities:

That's a really bad question, since the answer is based on the actual number of each vehicle on the road. I assume this is per driver or per mile driven?
06-24-05, 10:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 679
Posted By theden

Why Buy Gas? This Vehicle Runs on...

Why Buy Gas?

This Vehicle Runs on Alternative Fuel.
Forum: Commuting
06-23-05, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By theden

It could be feasible, especially if they are a...

It could be feasible, especially if they are a lot of touring miles in hilly terrain. My 520 is used for commuting 90% of the time. 6,000 total miles so far, but probably only 100 or so miles on...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-05, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By theden

Tucson did the same thing on Tuesday. It was...

Tucson did the same thing on Tuesday. It was pretty nice going home, and I got rained on quite a bit. Nothing better then leaving the office at 107 degrees and sunny and getting home with it 85...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-05, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 794
Posted By theden

I have a Mule. I use it mostly for day hiking...

I have a Mule. I use it mostly for day hiking and mountainbiking. I hate the way you load the bladder now though, my old Mule from 8 or so years ago was much easier to use...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-05, 06:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,470
Posted By theden

I have full fenders on mine... only rain maybe...

I have full fenders on mine... only rain maybe 10% of the time. Do you stop hard a lot? I've been trying to avoid doing that lately.

I commute in Arizona, so I think that is a big part of it, and...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-05, 12:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,470
Posted By theden

I get about 5,000 miles out of both of my pads on...

I get about 5,000 miles out of both of my pads on my commuter. Plenty of stops too, but never much rain, and I have fenders on (probably helps keep grit off the rims a little).
06-19-05, 05:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,734
Posted By theden

Why Buy Gas?

Why Buy Gas?
Forum: Commuting
06-17-05, 11:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,193
Posted By theden

I have one, but no longer use it, just wanted to...

I have one, but no longer use it, just wanted to clean up the bike a bit. My lungs work pretty good though. :)
Forum: Commuting
06-17-05, 10:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,582
Posted By theden

I go back and forth on up hill climbs. When I...

I go back and forth on up hill climbs. When I get tired of spinning, I shift up one or two notches for a while and climb standing up. Then I go back to spinning (shifting back down) for a while. ...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-05, 10:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,414
Posted By theden

I have the 700x25 armadillos on my commuter. I...

I have the 700x25 armadillos on my commuter. I have had two flats in about 500 miles, but my previous stock crappy trek tires went 5000 miles with two flats. Maybe I am just unlucky? One armadillo...
06-08-05, 01:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,198
Posted By theden

I ride in the rain. I just get wet.

I ride in the rain. I just get wet.
Forum: Commuting
06-07-05, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By theden

Check your bolts!

Hey guys.

I have been having some rattling from one of rear panniers for about a week now, about 100 or so miles. At least I thought it was the pannier mount. I usually have them zipped tied in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-05, 09:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,137
Posted By theden

Yep, Mt Humphrey is a good one too, just a little...

Yep, Mt Humphrey is a good one too, just a little on the shorter end. Good workout from town though. Mt Graham is actually better than mount lemmon, it should be way up on the list! ALOT fewer...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-05, 09:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,496
Posted By theden

I would love to see a mower powered by a...

I would love to see a mower powered by a geared-down trike...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-05, 04:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,137
Posted By theden

I've done the ride down on Maui, does that count?...

I've done the ride down on Maui, does that count? :)
Forum: Commuting
06-06-05, 01:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,204
Posted By theden

I ride year round in Tucson, AZ. Last year it...

I ride year round in Tucson, AZ. Last year it got up to 108 I think, which really wasn't that bad. Riding in the humid southeast is a lot worse, even if it is a few degrees cooler.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-05, 09:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,137
Posted By theden

Hey, mine is number 3!

Hey, mine is number 3!
06-03-05, 05:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,659
Posted By theden

Find a place to park your car on the otherside of...

Find a place to park your car on the otherside of the bridge.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-05, 05:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,494
Posted By theden

Frame flex when sitting on it? Doesn't sound...

Frame flex when sitting on it? Doesn't sound right.
06-03-05, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By theden

I'm not sure about the laws around here (AZ), and...

I'm not sure about the laws around here (AZ), and neither does the DMV. I can't even get it insured since it is "homegrown". I just make sure to pedal whenever I see a cop car, but keep the motor...
06-03-05, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By theden

I have a 2-stroke motorized cruiser bike at home....

I have a 2-stroke motorized cruiser bike at home. It is a lot of fun. The motorkit cost about $170, and the bike was used and around $50. Good for running errands when my legs are already shot...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-05, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 650
Posted By theden

The road morph is great, and Topeak does have...

The road morph is great, and Topeak does have fantastic customer service. I have had them send me a brand new pump and a brand new $80 backpack before! The gage on the road morph (at least on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-05, 01:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,833
Posted By theden

Of course if you don't want to look "gay',...

Of course if you don't want to look "gay', definitely don't wear this jersey...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-05, 01:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,833
Posted By theden

I think they look pretty damn funny, they kind of...

I think they look pretty damn funny, they kind of remind me of those hats with the little twirly fan on the top. Especially when decked out in bright colors. I just wear a sweatband under my helmet...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-05, 12:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,791
Posted By theden

I am too lazy to shave my legs. I did it once...

I am too lazy to shave my legs. I did it once for about a month or so, but it's not for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-05, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 412
Posted By theden

Real copper would probably turn green to blue and...

Real copper would probably turn green to blue and patchy over time. Just buy some copper metallic spray paint and go for it. I am riding on a copper colored seatpost and stem...
06-02-05, 01:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,540
Posted By theden

I also will vote for Arizona, after all it is a...

I also will vote for Arizona, after all it is a dry heat. ;) The winter riding here in Tucson is phenomenal, and even summer riding is great too. I was just up in Flagstaff last weekend and...
06-02-05, 01:24 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,901
Posted By theden

Of course, in a way we do actually pay a gas tax...

Of course, in a way we do actually pay a gas tax when riding a bike. We burn more calories, thus buy more food, which arrives via more truck fuel and subsequent gas taxes.
Forum: Commuting
06-02-05, 09:31 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,939
Posted By theden

Diesel Fumes

Diesel Fumes
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-05, 10:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,653
Posted By theden

I get tired of seeing atleast half a dozen used...

I get tired of seeing atleast half a dozen used CO2 cartridges on my commute every day...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-05, 09:25 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,829
Posted By theden

I don't like the long sleeve jerseys, I'd rather...

I don't like the long sleeve jerseys, I'd rather have shorts sleeves with sunscreen on my arms. Too me it is cooler, but that could just be personal preference. Be sure to get light color jerseys...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-05, 09:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,829
Posted By theden

It is going to 107 today in Tucson. :eek: It...

It is going to 107 today in Tucson. :eek: It was a cool, nice spring up until today, but I guess summer is ready to start. In the summer I adjust my schedule a little, coming in around 630 AM...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-05, 04:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,160
Posted By theden

I keep my bike on the front porch of my...

I keep my bike on the front porch of my apartment. It is up against the porch railing, which I covered with a brown tarp and tightened. Next I put a 1.5' piece of plywood over it, the length of the...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-05, 08:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,250
Posted By theden

I am around $250 or so a year, total mileage is...

I am around $250 or so a year, total mileage is probably 3,500. 7 cents a mile, not including increased food costs. But hey, in reality we save a ton of money in future health care costs and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-05, 05:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,833
Posted By theden

My Performance brand 'Vega' shades for 29 bucks...

My Performance brand 'Vega' shades for 29 bucks have been awesome

Yep, those are nice glasses. I have owned three, the first one broke after a while, but it fit perfect. I saw them onsale in one...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-05, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,140
Posted By theden

I've gotten up to 5,000 miles on a set of tires. ...

I've gotten up to 5,000 miles on a set of tires. I think the lower psi, and wider width tires last the longest, at least from what I have seen.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-05, 02:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,013
Posted By theden

I commute in 107-108 degrees in the summer. I...

I commute in 107-108 degrees in the summer. I wear SPD sandals to help the feet breathe a little better, zip down the jersey, wear sunscreen, use a light colored helmet, wear a sweatband, and freeze...
05-13-05, 03:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,593
Posted By theden

Who's Got the Most Miles on Their Bike?

Hey guys,

I know I am not in the running, but am curious how many miles you have on your current bike. This is probably a factor of how much you ride and how often you fall prey to the new...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-05, 01:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 930
Posted By theden

I have had two flats on my 700x25 armadillos in...

I have had two flats on my 700x25 armadillos in 1,000 miles. On the previous crappy tires that came on the bike I got two flats in 5,000 miles (700x35). I can't say that I am on the armadillo...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-05, 12:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,186
Posted By theden

Spraying them with pepper spray is the best idea....

Spraying them with pepper spray is the best idea. Even if they mean no harm, they can cause a future cyclist to become injured or even killed if they cause an accident. One dose of pepper spray and...
05-13-05, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By theden

The bike shop was great, called "Ordinary Bike...

The bike shop was great, called "Ordinary Bike Shop" in Tucson, AZ. They seem to cater to commuters a lot, have plenty of lighting, fenders, baskets, trailers, even Brooks saddles. Walking distance...
05-13-05, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By theden

Their best product is the cheapest - the Roadrat....

Their best product is the cheapest - the Roadrat. I had an old Niterider digital that cost $300 at the time, but for the money the 10w roadrat is acceptable for commuting. You can buy a replacement...
05-12-05, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By theden

How long does a rear cassette last? I was about...

How long does a rear cassette last? I was about to change my chain again per the recommendation of the bike shop, but it only has about 1500 miles on it (first one lasted 3,500 miles). The cassette...
05-12-05, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By theden

Just got a tune-up... BIG DIFFERENCE!

Hey guys.

I just got my first tune-up from a bike shop since I bought my bike (Trek 520), about 6,000 miles ago. Everything seemed to be working just fine, but I wanted someone to look at it...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-05, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 609
Posted By theden

Bikepath Road Kill

Well, I ran over a rather large lizard on the bike path yesterday, the first road kill I have made with my bike, although I have had numerous kamikazee rodents try their hardest but barely miss. I...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-05, 09:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 940
Posted By theden

I have to stop every now and then for work...

I have to stop every now and then for work reasons. Sometimes I need to drive to go out to job sites during the day (about 30 miles or more oneway), or we have projects going where I need to get to...
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