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07-08-09, 11:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,357
Posted By wlevey

Helmets!!

I certainly agree that a helmet is worth wearing! I wouldn't be writing this if it weren't for my now split (as in mellon) Atmos that literally saved my life back in 2005 when I was rear ended by a...
07-07-09, 08:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,739
Posted By wlevey

I was shocked to see your post about helmets...

I was shocked to see your post about helmets being useless! I wouldn't be writting this if I hadn't had a helmet when I was rearended by a car and thrown over my handlebars (landing on my head and...
Forum: Commuting
02-23-09, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 579
Posted By wlevey

Thanks for the input! Unfrtunaely, clearene may...

Thanks for the input! Unfrtunaely, clearene may be an issue as you noted. Do you think the 25 will work? I will have to get them off of the Web.



Bill
Forum: Commuting
02-23-09, 12:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 579
Posted By wlevey

Thanks for the input! Unfrtunaely, clearene may...

Thanks for the input! Unfrtunaely, clearene may be an issue as you noted. Do you think the 25 will work? I will have to get them off of the Web.



Bill
Forum: Commuting
02-23-09, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 579
Posted By wlevey

Tire Dilema

I need to get new tires and I am in a quandry. I will be putting a set of 25's on my Lemond so I can commute with it. The ride is about 22 miles with some nice climbs in it, but the last five miles...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-08, 06:31 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,622
Posted By wlevey

My second day doing the full ride to work (21...

My second day doing the full ride to work (21 miles with some real hills). I have rident to the light rail (train) before which was a relatively flat 16 mile ride (about the same as my usual daily...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-08, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By wlevey

Thanks for the feedback

That is what I was thinking too! My current bar is a 44cm and all my other bikes have 42cm bars on them. Also, I hope is will help with some of the knumbness that I get on ling rides. It's just...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-08, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By wlevey

Upgrade Question

I am considering some upgrades to my 2006 Bianchi 928. I am considering changing the bar to an Easton EC70 with the flat tops and Gore cables. I am also toying with ceramic bearings for the FSA SLK...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-07, 04:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 608
Posted By wlevey

OK Here is MY 2 cents on rhe subject. Data...

OK

Here is MY 2 cents on rhe subject. Data can be very useful, but only if you understand what it means and what it tells you rto do in yoir training. There are many views about rhe subjwct (you...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-06, 09:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 152
Posted By wlevey

06 tour viewing in person

I plan to be in Paris at the time of the last stage this year. Does anyone know of a tour group that offers an option to watch from one of the hotels? I remember seeing one a few years ago, but...
12-15-05, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,337
Posted By wlevey

Sounds like you torqued your knee and have a torn...

Sounds like you torqued your knee and have a torn meniscus.

I am still recovering from one myself. It has been several months, but now i AM ALMOST 100%.

madvice - see an orthopedist!! Try to...
12-15-05, 06:45 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,407
Posted By wlevey

I recently discovered a line of cerials at Trader...

I recently discovered a line of cerials at Trader Joe's that are great!! For every day high fiber I eat the Nature's Path Optimum Power Cereal. They also have one called Optimum Recovery which is...
10-20-05, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By wlevey

Me too! I raised my saddle because it had...

Me too! I raised my saddle because it had dropped some and I was having a bit of pain in one knee. That in combination with a faster cadence (which ironically developed while the saddle was a bit...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-05, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By wlevey

OK, this is insane! Igot your post, THANKS BY...

OK, this is insane! Igot your post, THANKS BY THE WAY FOR BOTH OF THEM!!) and went to the tufo link you sent. After looking ast one of the posts I tried to go back and look at others and it is now...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-05, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By wlevey

Does anyone know anything about the Tufo tubular...

Does anyone know anything about the Tufo tubular clincer that is being touted these days. It sounds like a really interesting concept. Can they be used for everyday or are they "special occasion"...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-05, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By wlevey

Neuvation vs Fulcrum wheels??

I currently run Rolf Vector Comp wheels for racing and fast rides and I am thinking of getting an new set of wheels this year. After looking at a lot of stuff I am interested in learning more about...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-05, 11:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,210
Posted By wlevey

So, how did you lie it? Was it as good a ride as...

So, how did you lie it? Was it as good a ride as they say and did you find out about the fatigue issue?

I am considering one, but can't get to Colorado to ride one (I'd go, but my wife would kill...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-05, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By wlevey

Pakita or Leopord Bikes??

Does anyone know anything about either the Pakita Magnesium bike or the Leopard Carbon bike?

I am beginning to start getting ideas for my next bike which I want to be a really light climbing...
07-29-05, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By wlevey

Hay, why not both trainer and rollers?? YOu...

Hay, why not both trainer and rollers??

YOu can use the trianer to warm up in zone 1 & 2, do sprint intervals etc. You can use the rollers to really get your legs into turning circles and tuning...
07-29-05, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By wlevey

I agree totally! I try to get in 4 to 5 days...

I agree totally! I try to get in 4 to 5 days early (and I mean early!). I get out the door (riged like a Fing christmas tree with a lamp on my bike and my helmet and blinkies on my bike and the...
07-29-05, 07:54 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,027
Posted By wlevey

I race & do charity rides on my Rolf Vector Comp...

I race & do charity rides on my Rolf Vector Comp wheels with Michelin Pro Race tires

I train on Bontrages Select wheels and Conti 4 season tires
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-05, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By wlevey

Glad to hear it worked out. Just a...

Glad to hear it worked out.

Just a suggestion for the future.

Get a metric tape measure (probably available at your LBS) and measure the following -

1 - distance from the top of your seat...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-05, 10:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,211
Posted By wlevey

OK, I guess I'm a "poser". Either that or...

OK, I guess I'm a "poser". Either that or understand the function of the bibs.

Starps should be worn UNDER the jerseay!! Yes a base layor is a good idea (even if you wear shorts). The idea...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-05, 10:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 841
Posted By wlevey

Thanks for the good vibes!! I am recovering...

Thanks for the good vibes!!

I am recovering quite well and am actually slowly getting my legs back. I still can't ride on the street, but I am putting in Zone 1 & 2 efforts on my trainer. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-05, 10:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,675
Posted By wlevey

I use the Nike "runner" headphones that put the...

I use the Nike "runner" headphones that put the cord at the back of your neck. I also put them on AFTER I put on my helmet so as not to get them caught in it!!

I got mine at the Apple Store.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-05, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By wlevey

Taking the lead and carying extra weight will put...

Taking the lead and carying extra weight will put more of the work on you for sure!

Another very simple thing to do to get the same workout and lower average speed is to lower your cadence and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-05, 10:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 841
Posted By wlevey

OK, at the risk os sounding like some sort of...

OK, at the risk os sounding like some sort of "old FArt" which I am, I wanted to post this little story about the need to wear a helmet AT ALL TIMES!!

On Sunday April 10th I went out for a spin to...
04-21-05, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By wlevey

Are you talking about the three hills on the...

Are you talking about the three hills on the finishing circut or the three hills in Holland??
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-05, 07:50 PM
Replies: 26,479
Views: 16,205,122
Posted By wlevey

LeMond Buenos Aries with Rolf Vector Comp wheels,...

LeMond Buenos Aries with Rolf Vector Comp wheels, Sella Itallia SLK sadle and Look 5.1 peddals.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-05, 07:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,718
Posted By wlevey

Bike fit!! The height of the seat may be...

Bike fit!!

The height of the seat may be wrong, the fore aft of the seat may be wrong. The crank lengh may be different, your cleats may not be aligned properly. Your reach may be different. Do...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-05, 07:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,585
Posted By wlevey

Your insane!! A 30 to 60 minute training...

Your insane!!

A 30 to 60 minute training session on a trainer is quite a workout. As for heart rate. The important issue is what zone you are in and for how long. At this time of year you...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-05, 07:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,470
Posted By wlevey

I have two words "Dumb Move" Yea, I know a...

I have two words "Dumb Move"

Yea, I know a lot of folks have done it, but I am just too old fashioned. I think you should ride the bike you are going to buy not the same model in someone's...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-05, 07:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,544
Posted By wlevey

There are a LOT of $5K bikes out there and they...

There are a LOT of $5K bikes out there and they all are great. As someone else said try a bunch of different ones and then get it built up the way you want it. Your aunt only has to got to the...
03-03-05, 07:12 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,411
Posted By wlevey

Well said!! After all, this is America where we...

Well said!! After all, this is America where we champion the Inocent UNTIL proven guilty idea!!!
03-03-05, 07:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,675
Posted By wlevey

Oh yes EVERY DAY!!! If you are going to do...

Oh yes EVERY DAY!!!

If you are going to do it you will find that the stubbles bother you far more than they will bother your significant other!!

Aside from the "hay look at me I'm a roadie"...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-05, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By wlevey

If you dont absolutely have to have the drop bar...

If you dont absolutely have to have the drop bar you may want to look for an old (2001) Specaliaed Sirrus Comp. I picked opne up new in 2002 for $550 and the bike has all you need. I ended up...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-04, 10:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,633
Posted By wlevey

Well Yea!!! Like Carl Mauldin used to say,...

Well Yea!!!

Like Carl Mauldin used to say, "Don't leave home without it!!"
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-04, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 928
Posted By wlevey

Are you comfortable on the bike? Does it handle...

Are you comfortable on the bike? Does it handle well and in the ways you expect it to? Do you find yourself riding more efficently?

If the answers to these questions are YES then you got what...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-04, 07:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,633
Posted By wlevey

Only one addition - a folding tire!! One change...

Only one addition - a folding tire!!
One change - I cary the crank brothers one piece tire iron and it WORKS!!

I take all of this on my daily ride since I ride in the wee hours of the morning...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-04, 07:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,035
Posted By wlevey

I agree totally!! My Tacx came with one...

I agree totally!!

My Tacx came with one designed specifically for their trainer! I pritty much leave it on my training/beater bike since that is the one I use in the trainer 90% of the time.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-04, 11:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,035
Posted By wlevey

I saw these and thought they looked interesting. ...

I saw these and thought they looked interesting. Unfortunately, I haven't tried them

http://www.neuvationcycling.com/skewers/skewers.html

Having never been faced with your dilema I don't have...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-04, 08:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 901
Posted By wlevey

I have a BG Comp on my Specalized Sirrus Comp. ...

I have a BG Comp on my Specalized Sirrus Comp. It is adequate at best and seems too padded to me. On my road bike I have a Sella Itallia SLK which is light, flexable and way comfortable. As...
12-20-04, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By wlevey

Hay where did you get the logo? By the way, I...

Hay where did you get the logo?
By the way, I agree with your advice. Zone 1 the nex day is a good idea!

Bill
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-04, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By wlevey

As mentioned above - Max heart rate IS specific...

As mentioned above - Max heart rate IS specific to you. All the training in the world will not change it! What you can change is your VO2 Max and LT (AT). The issue is the % of YOUR specific heart...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-04, 02:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 857
Posted By wlevey

Sounds like your friend has a Touring bike! they...

Sounds like your friend has a Touring bike! they have wider tires and are configured differently. They are specifically designed for LONG rides and traveling by bike. most road bikes would qualify...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-04, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By wlevey

LOOK! That is my two cents worth! I used to use...

LOOK! That is my two cents worth! I used to use SPD and had hot feet (except for my ) SPD M pedals. The other critical thing is to get the cleats positioned properly (by a pro).
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-04, 02:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,268
Posted By wlevey

Trainers do not ruine your bike! You should be...

Trainers do not ruine your bike! You should be careful about getting out of the sadle (yes you can do it, but be aware you can't "rock" the bike as you do on the road).

I use a sweat guard, towal...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-04, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By wlevey

As mentioned above, HR is genetic and what you...

As mentioned above, HR is genetic and what you need to determin is what your max is. There are formulas that get you close, but they can't take into consideration your level of fitness too well. ...
12-14-04, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By wlevey

Just my opinion, but I would be VERY cautious...

Just my opinion, but I would be VERY cautious about ebay!! I know lots of people (myself included) who have gotten things from ebay sellers with not hitches. On the other hand, my nephew got...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-04, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By wlevey

Oh, 200 lbs.?? what is the bike made of?? What...

Oh, 200 lbs.?? what is the bike made of?? What kind of wheels? and also, is your position "dialed in"?? (fitted by fitter or trial and error)?

I would have a talk with the LBS as mentioned above...
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