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Forum: Commuting
02-08-12, 10:57 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,569
Posted By 1fluffhead

Yes, now that I have an Iphone, I use Strava. I...

Yes, now that I have an Iphone, I use Strava. I like it alot. Before the Iphone, I never tracked anything. I would occasionally look up mileage on Google Maps.
02-06-12, 12:03 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,954
Posted By 1fluffhead

I'm sure Cadel is not going to miss him this year...

I'm sure Cadel is not going to miss him this year at the TdF. His tour just got a whole lot easier without having to mark AC.
Forum: Commuting
08-09-11, 11:18 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,695
Posted By 1fluffhead

48/39,12-25= 41-106 gi

48/39,12-25= 41-106 gi
07-14-11, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By 1fluffhead

If you can't figure out how to get the brakes off...

If you can't figure out how to get the brakes off your new bike, it is probably a good indication that you need to leave them on. Just sayin'.

To answer you question though, I use windex and a...
07-06-11, 08:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,807
Posted By 1fluffhead

He really was all over the road. It will be...

He really was all over the road. It will be interesting to hear Cav's POV on this one at the end of the stage. I am sure he will have some choice words to say.
07-06-11, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,923,302
Posted By 1fluffhead

Old Man Mountain Red Rock Rack Re-issue Turbo

Old Man Mountain Red Rock Rack
Re-issue Turbo
07-06-11, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,114
Posted By 1fluffhead

Read Prolly's blog, too. He is always reviewing...

Read Prolly's blog, too. He is always reviewing stuff, not just fgfs stuff though
http://prollyisnotprobably.com/
07-06-11, 07:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,807
Posted By 1fluffhead

The peloton is really getting ripped up with all...

The peloton is really getting ripped up with all of the crashes
05-13-11, 11:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,226
Posted By 1fluffhead

I have the PDW spaceship/Radbot 500 set. I...

I have the PDW spaceship/Radbot 500 set. I bought the extra mounting brackets and now use the same light set on all of my bikes. I carry my old knog rear light as my backup in my tool kit.
05-12-11, 10:19 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,315
Posted By 1fluffhead

I have drops on the Road and Cross bikes and...

I have drops on the Road and Cross bikes and risers on the fixed. I like risers on the fixed because it has a pretty steep saddle to bar drop. Having risers helps to negate some of it which saves...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-11, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By 1fluffhead

The rationalization to drive or the pain? ...

The rationalization to drive or the pain?

Pain/soreness will always be there depending on how hard you push yourself and the physical condition you are in. The excuses to rationalize driving...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-11, 09:51 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,523
Posted By 1fluffhead

We are having a month long challenge going on...

We are having a month long challenge going on here. It has been fun so far with tons of events going on all over the city. I am participating in the challenge and actually in the top 5 of the...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-11, 09:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,622
Posted By 1fluffhead

I have never had any issues with any of my Krypto...

I have never had any issues with any of my Krypto locks. I have 3 different ones. From the sounds of it, it sounds like your tumbler plates inside of the lock got misaligned when you pulled the key...
05-09-11, 12:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,588
Posted By 1fluffhead

RadioShack press attaché Philippe Maertens...

RadioShack press attaché Philippe Maertens released this e-mail to VeloNews on what Cardoso saw:

“Wouter was dropped and tried to come back to the group,” Maertens wrote of Cardoso’s reaction....
05-05-11, 01:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,337
Posted By 1fluffhead

Left side drive ;)

Left side drive ;)
Forum: Commuting
05-05-11, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By 1fluffhead

Kevin Mansker at 257 rpm, interval...

Kevin Mansker at 257 rpm, interval (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YuQnBiOqjh8)
Forum: Commuting
05-03-11, 08:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,142
Posted By 1fluffhead

3 for $10 at the yearly swap meet. Between...

3 for $10 at the yearly swap meet. Between patching and the swap meet purchase I haven't had to buy tubes online or at the LBS for a while now.
Forum: Commuting
04-27-11, 09:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,133
Posted By 1fluffhead

:) The turntables may wobble, but they don't...

:) The turntables may wobble, but they don't fall down
Forum: Commuting
04-27-11, 09:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,133
Posted By 1fluffhead

The threads are out there, you just have to use...

The threads are out there, you just have to use the Advance Search box (top right of screen) with good keywords and specific forum selection will help narrow your results.

What I do and works...
Forum: Commuting
04-27-11, 09:04 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 20,448
Posted By 1fluffhead

New PDW light mounts for the CX bike New Chain...

New PDW light mounts for the CX bike
New Chain for the Fixed
New Bar tape for the roadie
New hat for me
Forum: Commuting
04-27-11, 08:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,449
Posted By 1fluffhead

IMO, buzzing would mean within 1 foot. I would...

IMO, buzzing would mean within 1 foot. I would say that happens very, very rarely for me. How many people give me the 3 feet required by law, I would say about 70%. Perception of distance is way...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-11, 12:20 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,777
Posted By 1fluffhead

:D It is the shopping center in Hampden,...

:D

It is the shopping center in Hampden, that is not on the Avenue. Corner of W. 40th & elm ave

There are plenty of year round cyclist here in Bmore. If you want to meet some or attend...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-11, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By 1fluffhead

I would look at my 3 contact points on the bike. ...

I would look at my 3 contact points on the bike. Hands, butt, feet. My comfort on a bike is directly proportional to the quality, fit and durability of these items.
Forum: Commuting
04-26-11, 12:03 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,777
Posted By 1fluffhead

This is a good read here:...

This is a good read here: http://www.north-stars.org/tips/ProSecrets.pdf
Forum: Commuting
04-26-11, 11:59 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,777
Posted By 1fluffhead

Ok, I know the street you are talking about and I...

Ok, I know the street you are talking about and I don't think your grading is correct. It is steep, but not 60% steep, IMO.

Now to answer your first question, it takes me ~ 40 minutes depending...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-11, 09:52 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,342
Posted By 1fluffhead

Exactly what I do.

Exactly what I do.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-11, 10:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,169
Posted By 1fluffhead

From my google results for this CL listing I...

From my google results for this CL listing I wouldn't pay more than $250 at most and that is still a generous offer.
04-13-11, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By 1fluffhead

What looks uncomfy is that binder in your back. ...

What looks uncomfy is that binder in your back.

FWIW, I never wear any of my bags all the way cinced down like you did in the video and have some movement in them. Not really that big of deal,...
Forum: Commuting
04-13-11, 11:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,092
Posted By 1fluffhead

http://www.builtbyswift.com/

http://www.builtbyswift.com/
Forum: Commuting
04-11-11, 12:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,408
Posted By 1fluffhead

I say call his bluff on the bike riding. He...

I say call his bluff on the bike riding. He seems smart enough to set up you and the wife up with this proposal thinking he will get into the front seat so make him play his hand. In the long run,...
04-08-11, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By 1fluffhead

These look pretty close to your bar tape. ...

These look pretty close to your bar tape.

http://www.eighthinch.com/track_pedals.html

Not exactly platforms as you requested, but are fairly wide and grippy.
03-30-11, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,040
Posted By 1fluffhead

You shouldn't have knee pain from riding fixed....

You shouldn't have knee pain from riding fixed. Have you looked at your fit? My guess is your saddle is too high or too low. You also have a rather big gear you are pushing. Try something in the high...
03-29-11, 10:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 581
Posted By 1fluffhead

I think some of it depends on what are your...

I think some of it depends on what are your riding goals or what you think is fun.

Personally, I have dabbled in BMX, MTB, Road, Cyclocross, Fixed, not in any particular order. Once you are...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-11, 10:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,523
Posted By 1fluffhead

Another +1 on shimano UN-54. I have no...

Another +1 on shimano UN-54. I have no complaints about it. Those BB take a beating and keep spinning smooth.
03-18-11, 09:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,165
Posted By 1fluffhead

I would say C&O canal. I usually start outside of...

I would say C&O canal. I usually start outside of Great Falls and head towards Cumberland. They have the list of parking lots here just outside of GF. http://bikewashington.org/canal/ We are supposed...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-11, 09:40 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,188
Posted By 1fluffhead

Biking through bad neighborhoods is not as bad...

Biking through bad neighborhoods is not as bad you think. Really. I bike through W. Baltimore (where “The Wire” allegedly took place) on my commute to the work and rarely get harassed. Most people...
03-16-11, 09:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,993
Posted By 1fluffhead

This bike is not the norm. Most polo bikes are...

This bike is not the norm. Most polo bikes are frankenbikes made to be abused. Rarely do you see custom Geekhouse bikes on the polo court. The only people that I think would be interested in...
03-03-11, 03:12 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 8,175
Posted By 1fluffhead

Count me in. Thanks, Blicks!

Count me in. Thanks, Blicks!
Forum: Touring
02-24-11, 12:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,636
Posted By 1fluffhead

While yours might be cheaper, I still think that...

While yours might be cheaper, I still think that the Planetary Designs desk press is a way better option and have used mine going on at least 5 years. The french press lid is nice because not only...
02-24-11, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 592
Posted By 1fluffhead

Pictures don't do his bikes justice. I was...

Pictures don't do his bikes justice. I was rolling into the Brewers a few weeks back and saw this bike that was just screaming hot getting locked up. Walked over to check it out, noticed it was a...
02-22-11, 03:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,699
Posted By 1fluffhead

Nitto Albatross Bars are what I used on my wife's...

Nitto Albatross Bars are what I used on my wife's townie and she loves them.
http://www.rivbike.com/products/show/nitto-albatross-crmo-bar/16-205
02-16-11, 09:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,191
Posted By 1fluffhead

Mavics are my favorite rims. I have used CXP33,...

Mavics are my favorite rims. I have used CXP33, CXP22, Open Pro, and XC 717. They make some bombproof stuff.
02-16-11, 09:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,142
Posted By 1fluffhead

:)

:)
02-16-11, 09:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,142
Posted By 1fluffhead

Post #16 for whale ...

Post #16 for whale

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/428233-What-your-favorite-track-end?highlight=Whale+Track+End
Forum: Commuting
02-14-11, 03:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 688
Posted By 1fluffhead

All fender questions aside about the fender try...

All fender questions aside about the fender try on and internet ordering, have you tried Twenty20 cycles in Hampden? I am not saying they will give a fender try on, but they may be able to help you...
02-11-11, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By 1fluffhead

I think the fender is may be one of the older...

I think the fender is may be one of the older versions of this by SKS
http://www.sks-germany.com/?l=en&a=product&r=mudguards&i=5288270029&X-BLADE 29
02-08-11, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By 1fluffhead

Is the front wheeled machined? If you want to...

Is the front wheeled machined? If you want to paint it, you can, just leave the machined area paint free so that your brake pads don't get all junked up with paint as you brake.

Personally, I...
Forum: Commuting
02-02-11, 10:57 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,926
Posted By 1fluffhead

I used to get it all of the time, then the people...

I used to get it all of the time, then the people I work with realized/accepted that was the way I got to the job. Now they are more surprised if they see me show up to work not in cycling gear. ...
Forum: Commuting
02-01-11, 02:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,240
Posted By 1fluffhead

There are plenty of shorter wrenches out there...

There are plenty of shorter wrenches out there that would easily suffice. I carry the Craftsman 15mm stubby. ...
01-25-11, 03:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,496
Posted By 1fluffhead

When they did group buys way back when I am...

When they did group buys way back when I am fairly certain the frame were not made in the USA and it took a while for everyone to get their bikes from the time Tony placed the order. I think it was...
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