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Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-15, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By awesomejack

You mentioned you're a broke college student, so...

You mentioned you're a broke college student, so the $0 option is to use the ridewithgps app which will give current and average speed. You could get a handlebar mount for cheap if you don't already...
07-03-12, 10:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By awesomejack

Marine Bearing Grease is the standard reply, its...

Marine Bearing Grease is the standard reply, its the cheapest and comes in many sizes
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-12, 12:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By awesomejack

It is a very very steep road, I'm not sure about...

It is a very very steep road, I'm not sure about road condition, but it should be at least rideable
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-12, 03:11 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,281
Posted By awesomejack

Once, I was siting in the back of a minivan when...

Once, I was siting in the back of a minivan when the driver made a right turn in front of a cyclist. This was way before I owned any sort of bike, so I just thought of it like a random accident. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-12, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 703
Posted By awesomejack

Yeah, all the pros use the puke threshold

Yeah, all the pros use the puke threshold
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-12, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,625
Posted By awesomejack

IMO, drilling new holes is a very very bad idea. ...

IMO, drilling new holes is a very very bad idea.

I'd make up an adapter plate to relocate the holes.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-12, 12:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,314
Posted By awesomejack

Did he purposefully mispronounce almost...

Did he purposefully mispronounce almost everything?
01-25-12, 07:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,561
Posted By awesomejack

I got a 1lb tub of Park Bearing grease for $14 at...

I got a 1lb tub of Park Bearing grease for $14 at my LBS. Which isn't super bad markup, but I'll be buying marine grease next time
01-12-12, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By awesomejack

I'm going to be straight up honest here. My story...

I'm going to be straight up honest here. My story is like yours, I got a road bike and loved it and about a year later I got a mountain bike. As it turns out, mountain biking is the greatest thing...
01-10-12, 02:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 653
Posted By awesomejack

Its always fun when stuff like that happens, i've...

Its always fun when stuff like that happens, i've taken a blackberry vine across the mouth before, it was the only one hanging across the path and I didn't see it.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-11, 02:16 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,809
Posted By awesomejack

So if you add 50 lbs to a bike, its not as...

So if you add 50 lbs to a bike, its not as important as adding 1 lb of drag force?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-11, 11:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,809
Posted By awesomejack

Ok, "not caring about it" was bad word choice on...

Ok, "not caring about it" was bad word choice on my part. I mean that the aero part is way less significant than the weight part. The aero disadvantages are so small that it doesnt matter. The weight...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-11, 07:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,809
Posted By awesomejack

Dude, calm down. I'm saying that there are...

Dude, calm down.

I'm saying that there are no aero effects. There's no point in talking about it because nobody cares about it.

Here's the reply you were looking for:

"an overwhelming...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-11, 10:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,809
Posted By awesomejack

Aero has little to do with it. With disc...

Aero has little to do with it.

With disc brakes, forks need to be stronger, frames need to be stronger, wheels need to be stronger and have higher spoke counts and can't be radially laced, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-11, 03:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,153
Posted By awesomejack

Trek doesn't have any online dealers, anywhere. ...

Trek doesn't have any online dealers, anywhere.

If they say they sell Trek's online, its completely fake
11-29-11, 03:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By awesomejack

no one?

no one?
11-25-11, 05:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 710
Posted By awesomejack

I have got to move to one of these places, here...

I have got to move to one of these places, here its rain rain rain
11-25-11, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By awesomejack

So I have a dumb question about new mtb shoes

I bought some Mavic shoes off Chainlove and I was really excited about them. Well when they came, one shoe had the 2-hole metal insert to mount cleats and one of them didn't. The box didn't have any...
11-15-11, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By awesomejack

I've put countless hours of research into this,...

I've put countless hours of research into this, and by my estimation, it will take $5.835 Billion in research and development of new shape shifting materials, nano-motors, and battery packs. I...
11-10-11, 11:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By awesomejack

Dang, 2600 miles in the first 5 months of biking?...

Dang, 2600 miles in the first 5 months of biking? That's really good. I started off as a roadie too and am just now getting into MTBing, its hecka fun.
10-26-11, 09:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 926
Posted By awesomejack

I've seen a ladder made of 1/2in rebar that was...

I've seen a ladder made of 1/2in rebar that was bent into a [ shape. It was hard to tell, but it looked like it was made by drilling a hole in the rock a tiny bit smaller than the rebar then just...
10-21-11, 10:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 423
Posted By awesomejack

2005 Kona Stinky, great deal or too good to be true?

This is all the info the seller gives:

"2005 kona stinky delux medium frame. New kenda excavator tires. New brake pads to. Very solid bike and very fun to ride will handle anything you put infront...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-11, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,811
Posted By awesomejack

MSRP $2200 For a 1 year old bike its a...

MSRP $2200

For a 1 year old bike its a pretty good deal, I would say its worth it
10-07-11, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By awesomejack

What do you Northwest coasters do all winter?

I'm near Portland and I just got a mountain bike this summer. If you know anything about the west coast, you know it rains here pretty much 24/7 all winter. For those in the area, what do you ride...
09-06-11, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By awesomejack

I already bought it, and it fits fine. I may buy...

I already bought it, and it fits fine. I may buy a longer stem though
09-06-11, 12:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By awesomejack

18" Trek for a 6ft guy?

I'm shopping for bikes for XC/singletrack/fire roads/that sort of stuff. There's a sweet deal for a 2005 Trek 4500 for $220.

But its only 18in and I'm 6ft. Should it fit as is? Or would I have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-11, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,105
Posted By awesomejack

Both of the stands will perform their jobs,...

Both of the stands will perform their jobs, they'll both hold bikes. But get the Evo one, its cheaper and the other one is way too ugly
09-03-11, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By awesomejack

Nah, that shouldn't really be an issue, try just...

Nah, that shouldn't really be an issue, try just adding more air. Pump it up to higher pressure than you would ride on
09-02-11, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By awesomejack

Oh snap. the bead must not be seated...

Oh snap.

the bead must not be seated properly. Did you try to force it to straighten out with a little air in the tube? How much pressure did you put in?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-11, 01:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,263
Posted By awesomejack

He's probably going to fly into PDX (You're...

He's probably going to fly into PDX (You're talking about Indiana?). I guess if he really wanted to, he could check out shops in Portland.

Since you already know what bike you're going to get him,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-11, 12:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,170
Posted By awesomejack

The horror! You may actually have to make...

The horror! You may actually have to make sacrifices to make another person happy!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-11, 09:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 998
Posted By awesomejack

I got that tire as stock on my Tarmac. I weigh...

I got that tire as stock on my Tarmac. I weigh 145lbs and they worked fine for me. After about a year of riding colored sidewall part of the tire was all cut up, but it didn't cause any flats. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-11, 09:35 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,976
Posted By awesomejack

When you can HTFU that hard, I bet there will be...

When you can HTFU that hard, I bet there will be a day where you'll be dropping guys with two perfectly good legs
08-15-11, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,958
Posted By awesomejack

Adding a suspension fork to a Trek 7.3FX?

So I'm looking to buy a mountain bike, I own a a Trek 7.3 already and I'm thinking of a few options.

1. Buy a new mountain bike and keep it stock
2. Buy a really cheap mountain bike and switch...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-11, 01:40 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,228
Posted By awesomejack

This. 100%.

This. 100%.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-11, 11:52 PM
Replies: 1,894
Views: 70,195
Posted By awesomejack

Mental *********** or the most epic troll ever....

Mental *********** or the most epic troll ever. That's the only two things this could be
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-11, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1,894
Views: 70,195
Posted By awesomejack

I'm sorry, this is just too funny. What word were...

I'm sorry, this is just too funny. What word were you looking for? Troglodyte?

Or are you actually claiming that an entire denomination of christians are bad bike mechanics?
Forum: Touring
06-18-11, 07:31 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,610
Posted By awesomejack

On a month long tour last May, Memorial Day...

On a month long tour last May, Memorial Day weekend.

I see a bunch of parked RVs and tents set up at a steel building with a runway next to it. I go in to check it out and it turns out its a bunch...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-11, 11:33 PM
Replies: 1,894
Views: 70,195
Posted By awesomejack

WWJD: What Would Jens Do? He would say, Shut...

WWJD: What Would Jens Do?

He would say, Shut up fingers! Stop typing!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-11, 11:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 824
Posted By awesomejack

Come on up to Riverview Bible Camp about 30 miles...

Come on up to Riverview Bible Camp about 30 miles north of Newport on Hwy 20. You can stay here for atleast a night or two. You can stay for as long as you want and get free food if you're willing to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-11, 09:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 890
Posted By awesomejack

What curvy road? I see a pretty straight road ...

What curvy road? I see a pretty straight road

You're turning onto Wooten Dr?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-11, 12:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 729
Posted By awesomejack

I would suggest go on craigslist and get another...

I would suggest go on craigslist and get another used mountain bike or a hybrid.


Both of those bikes you listed will work, but you can get something much better if you buy used
06-06-11, 01:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,768
Posted By awesomejack

Judging by your name and comments, I'm assuming...

Judging by your name and comments, I'm assuming you work on your own cars. A bike is NOT a car. Any flimsy little tool will work for adjusting your hubs because you're never going to put much force...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-11, 10:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,605
Posted By awesomejack

Ok, think of it like this. You're going...

Ok, think of it like this.

You're going 20mph with a 10mph tailwind. Relative wind speed is 10mph. Now somebody comes up behind you.

In a different situation, you're going 10 mph with no wind...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-11, 01:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,267
Posted By awesomejack

Podium bottles are hands-down the best water...

Podium bottles are hands-down the best water bottle on earth. Why would bottles be "old fashioned", like 99% of cyclists use them
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-11, 12:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 767
Posted By awesomejack

I don't know where you got the idea that a 5.2 is...

I don't know where you got the idea that a 5.2 is weak, but I would love to take your bike off your hands




This is what you need to work on. You've done great on losing weight so far, but...
Forum: Touring
05-30-11, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By awesomejack

My vote would go for Bumps in the Road. I...

My vote would go for Bumps in the Road.

I would keep off the 'Surviving the' because the description said the book is more about enjoying the bumps than getting through them
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-11, 06:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,599
Posted By awesomejack

If you're riding a GMC Denali, then weight...

If you're riding a GMC Denali, then weight doesn't matter. Go test ride a $2000 bike from the shop and see how you like it.


And always carry a spare tube, tire levers, and a pump/CO2
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-11, 11:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 809
Posted By awesomejack

Actually, they're both toys, one from guitar hero...

Actually, they're both toys, one from guitar hero and one from rock band
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-11, 06:41 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,766
Posted By awesomejack

Well, they got you to buy it, didn't they

Well, they got you to buy it, didn't they
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