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Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-07, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By rickkko

Unclipping on a hill and adrenalin

Almost had this problem last week.

I've been riding w/Speedplays for a few thousand miles now so clipping and unclipping has become 2nd nature to me. But.......

I was riding and talking with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-07, 08:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,198
Posted By rickkko

Before you go out and spend more than $10 on a...

Before you go out and spend more than $10 on a pair of prescription eyeglasses, check out zennioptical.com. They have them for $8 WITH FRAMES!!!!! For a few bucks more you can get sunglasses. They...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-07, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By rickkko

Check in at local bike shops in Poway. They'll...

Check in at local bike shops in Poway. They'll give you all the info you need.

Here's a route you'll love. It starts near Poway: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=1069648

Written directions: ...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-06, 11:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By rickkko

Yea! A big contributor is methane gas emissions....

Yea! A big contributor is methane gas emissions. So if you're happy its warm in Montreal, keep eating beans! :eek:

People are in disagreement as to why its getting worse so fast. I say, consider...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-06, 11:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,198
Posted By rickkko

In reality its nearly impossible to look at...

In reality its nearly impossible to look at someone else's bike when you are riding so no one is really noticing if you have it on or off. Consider it insurance. But it's always a tough decision...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-06, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 793
Posted By rickkko

Depends what functionality you want. If you don't...

Depends what functionality you want. If you don't want auto start then you could say the CatEye is less functional, hehee....

One thing you MUST remember using the FlightDeck. If you are stopped...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-06, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,860
Posted By rickkko

Have you tried calling Speedplay? My experience...

Have you tried calling Speedplay? My experience with them has been excellent in the past. They might just drop what you need in an envelope and send it to you. Check their website for a phone number....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-06, 09:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,802
Posted By rickkko

Say you're asked to walk 20 miles while dragging...

Say you're asked to walk 20 miles while dragging an 18 lbs. bowling ball behind you. Before leaving you are allowed to substitute your ball for one that weighs 17 lbs. Which would you chose?

Say...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-06, 08:49 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 21,181
Posted By rickkko

So you know what complex she lives in and you...

So you know what complex she lives in and you know she's got a jeep, can't you at least find the jeep by cruising the parking lot? Your brother might remember it better than you.

If you find the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-06, 11:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,534
Posted By rickkko

Lickbike (lickbike.com) Easy to use...

Lickbike (lickbike.com)

Easy to use (search) w/great prices and no tax.

Plus, if you call them you usually will be talking to the owner who is quite knowledgable about the parts and bikes he...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-06, 08:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,920
Posted By rickkko

I joined Team Performance a couple of years ago....

I joined Team Performance a couple of years ago. Shortly thereafter I received a gift card saying TP was giving me a year's subscription to Bicycling magazine for joining their discount program.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-06, 08:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 735
Posted By rickkko

Supply and Demand

It's all about supply and demand in a capitalist society. If he thinks his odds are very good he can sell a brand new '07 bike at full price, why should he sell it for less?

I think he is being...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-06, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By rickkko

Sounds like what happened to my friend's Look as...

Sounds like what happened to my friend's Look as well. Now it seems the problem is half as rare as they told you (and him).

Instead of accepting another frame he worked with LBS and Look to swap...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-06, 10:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,199
Posted By rickkko

How do you keep your tires aired up?

I'm just curious.... how do you keep your tires aired up?

I happen to have an air compressor so I use it. I'd hate to have to rely on finding a service station that provides air.

("Hand pump"...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-06, 04:55 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,363
Posted By rickkko

:roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: Thanks, hehee...

:roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: Thanks, hehee...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-06, 03:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,363
Posted By rickkko

Let them try to fix the scratches. Are they under...

Let them try to fix the scratches. Are they under the chainstay? If their repair is unacceptable discuss getting the frame replaced or....... ask for some kind of refund or store discount or credit....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-06, 09:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,030
Posted By rickkko

Its soooo easy to see if your chain is stretched....

Its soooo easy to see if your chain is stretched.

Measure it accurately and save your $$$. It should be EXACTLY 12" for 12 links (Scroll right/left to see how to measure your chain).

...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-06, 10:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,120
Posted By rickkko

Uh, why did you buy it? I'd say yes unless...

Uh, why did you buy it?

I'd say yes unless he's strapped in like an astronaut and the trailer is made of indestructable steel along with installed air bags!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-06, 10:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,940
Posted By rickkko

I bought this mirror for glasses back in 1977....

I bought this mirror for glasses back in 1977. Very compact but still works perfectly today. I don't think its available anymore, but should be. Its quite unobtrusive, small, and light.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-06, 11:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,980
Posted By rickkko

I own SIDI Genesis. I don't believe they've...

I own SIDI Genesis. I don't believe they've stretched with over 3000 miles on them now.

I'd buy the 43.5 or try on 44's and see how they feel; especially if you plan to ride long, long distances.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-06, 01:24 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,888
Posted By rickkko

I ride a triple because I'm not getting any...

I ride a triple because I'm not getting any younger. Meaning, someday as my strength lessens I'll probably find the occasions to use it more. This way I don't have to buy a new bike or have to change...
10-10-06, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By rickkko

Excellent advice, all of you! Thanks. I'll try...

Excellent advice, all of you! Thanks. I'll try your suggestions.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-06, 10:48 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,963
Posted By rickkko

This topic came up at dinner the other night...

This topic came up at dinner the other night among a bunch of grey beards and their significant others.

I liked the way my girlfriend put it after the guy next to her said "The 'fastest' I ever...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-06, 08:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,280
Posted By rickkko

It's hard to ride with your fingers crossed but...

It's hard to ride with your fingers crossed but I'd do it if I were you.

Good luck, and thanks for the tipping us off.

..rickko..
10-09-06, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By rickkko

Sticky derailleur in cold temperature. Why?

I thought this weird. I've been riding my bike for past 2 years (~4,500 miles); always in temps between 60 to 90+ without a flaw in the shifting.

This weekend I took my bike up into the Sierra's...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-06, 11:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,087
Posted By rickkko

The implication of your statements are, they are...

The implication of your statements are, they are being read by someone whose never posted here so, I'd include something to indicate that by posting you immediately become part of the growing forum...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-06, 10:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,288
Posted By rickkko

Yep, they got a deal on the X Lites. I could've...

Yep, they got a deal on the X Lites. I could've sold 'em for more I suspect but I wasn't interested in trying to get top dollar. (I do have a pair of brand new Bontrager wheel bags I'd let go for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-06, 10:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,145
Posted By rickkko

No, nothing to do with "motion or work" but yes,...

No, nothing to do with "motion or work" but yes, there is "something else." A lighter bike is easier to lift onto and off a car rack. :)

..rickko..
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-06, 04:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,963
Posted By rickkko

Read the responses at this link. All 2300 owner's...

Read the responses at this link. All 2300 owner's opinions. Though I wrote mine a year or two ago, I wouldn't change a thing, except that its a better bike than I thought it was then.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-06, 11:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,705
Posted By rickkko

Could be the Ti/Cr bikes didn't sell. Then again,...

Could be the Ti/Cr bikes didn't sell. Then again, maybe a subtle design flaw was discovered thus the redesign. Then again, maybe its just Madison Ave. types counseling the mfg. that then 'need' to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-06, 11:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,288
Posted By rickkko

My Trek 2300 came with RaceXLites from the...

My Trek 2300 came with RaceXLites from the factory. I put 2000 miles on them then replaced 'em with xXx Lites.

Sold the XLites for $150 on Craig's List.

Both the X and xXx Lites are great...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-06, 10:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 689
Posted By rickkko

Compare it to these ads. I think it sounds like a...

Compare it to these ads. I think it sounds like a good deal.

http://treksandiego.com/itemlist.cfm?pageId=93
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-06, 10:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By rickkko

How about right here! ...

How about right here!

http://treksandiego.com/itemlist.cfm?pageId=93

..rickko..
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-06, 11:24 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,684
Posted By rickkko

Actually, in this country only 12 people have to...

Actually, in this country only 12 people have to think that way. If you aren't on the jury you can think any way you want. :)

..rickko..
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-06, 10:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,722
Posted By rickkko

Sophia Loren's hometown! Very nice. I've...

Sophia Loren's hometown! Very nice.

I've ridden the Amalphi coast on a Harley. Glad I had the horsepower to pull me up the grades.

What I remember is, the road is narrow, twisty, lots of steep...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-06, 12:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 800
Posted By rickkko

Search the tech section of this forum. Lots of...

Search the tech section of this forum. Lots of creaks and tics are identified there. In my case it was my stem not tightened enough. But the sound seemed to come from the crank so it took me a long...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-06, 12:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By rickkko

Maybe you are really doing fine but your singing...

Maybe you are really doing fine but your singing is scaring the other riders away so it appears you are going slow. Try not to sing when you're climbing. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-06, 12:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 701
Posted By rickkko

I worked at the lab that initially developed GPS...

I worked at the lab that initially developed GPS (NRaD San Diego). Because the signal is totally controlled and regulated by the US government the altitude calculations for non-military systems are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-06, 11:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,808
Posted By rickkko

Bontrager Race xXx Lite (nude carbon) handlebar ...

Bontrager Race xXx Lite (nude carbon) handlebar
Bontrager Race xXx Lite (Carbon) stem

http://i6.tinypic.com/25te29u.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-06, 08:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,190
Posted By rickkko

I dunno but I sold mine w/2,000 miles on them for...

I dunno but I sold mine w/2,000 miles on them for $150.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-06, 07:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,376
Posted By rickkko

4,200

4,200
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-06, 07:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,183
Posted By rickkko

IMO you are both at fault; you both made a...

IMO you are both at fault; you both made a different assumption.

Apologize for your assumption then give him 1/2 the cost of repairs and remain friends.

Good luck!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-06, 09:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,474
Posted By rickkko

Guess you guys didn't support Lance Armstrong's...

Guess you guys didn't support Lance Armstrong's cancer foundation for childrend by buying one of it's yellow bracelets (MADE IN CHINA).

Too bad your ideology gets in the way of a very importand...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-06, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By rickkko

Ahhh, so many ways to determine best seat height...

Ahhh, so many ways to determine best seat height for a road bike...

This method worked real good for me:

Your knee should have a slight bend in it at the bottom of your pedal stroke. (The...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-06, 09:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 568
Posted By rickkko

I'm a crochet GIANT glove fan... They give me the...

I'm a crochet GIANT glove fan... They give me the least restrictive feeling and best aeration.

http://i6.tinypic.com/246kt1t.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-06, 09:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 801
Posted By rickkko

Smaller assuming a conventional top tube. You can...

Smaller assuming a conventional top tube. You can always adjust the seat, bars and crank length to fit better. Remember, 2cm is less than 1 inch.

...and don't forget the cool factor... your seat...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-06, 10:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 710
Posted By rickkko

Get a map then try one of these ideas, Ride...

Get a map then try one of these ideas,

Ride from Ramon and Indian (downtown PS) north on Indian. Cross over I-10. Turn left follow road west, then north, then east to Desert Hot Springs. Then head...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-06, 10:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,466
Posted By rickkko

Wow! I have to agree. Don't upgrade to FSA. This...

Wow! I have to agree. Don't upgrade to FSA. This thread caught my eye because my riding buddy had his FSA come apart (bolt backing out) like I've read in two or three posts above.

After reading...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-06, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,060
Posted By rickkko

My guess, Comp="competition," SL="super...

My guess, Comp="competition," SL="super light"
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-06, 08:11 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,444
Posted By rickkko

After this thread, bet you'll soon find out!...

After this thread, bet you'll soon find out! Hehee :D
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