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Forum: BMX
06-22-10, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,979
Posted By Dr_Robert

Besides frame material (Chromoly vs Aluminum),...

Besides frame material (Chromoly vs Aluminum), what's the difference between a race frame and a frestyle frame? Twitchier geometry? Faster gear ratio? Something else?



He just wants a cool...
Forum: BMX
06-18-10, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,979
Posted By Dr_Robert

Which entry level 20" BMX for a 10 year old?

Bicycle will be for recreational use only. I'd like to spend $200-300.

I haven't owned or ridden a BMX in approx. 15 years. I don't know what brands are good anymore (back in my day, GT,...
06-14-09, 10:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 928
Posted By Dr_Robert

I used to live right behind a golf course. I...

I used to live right behind a golf course. I jogged a 2 mile loop there 2-3 mornings a week for months and nobody ever tried to stop me. I biked there a few times too, but the trails weren't long...
06-08-09, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,118
Posted By Dr_Robert

I cleaned up my diet about a month ago, then...

I cleaned up my diet about a month ago, then started counting my cals last week to see where I was at. I found that some days I'm not eating enough; 2000 calories is a whole lot of food when it's...
05-28-09, 02:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,000
Posted By Dr_Robert

I'd jump on another San Jose for $300, that's a...

I'd jump on another San Jose for $300, that's a great deal. Good choice!

-DR
Forum: Commuting
05-28-09, 02:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,805
Posted By Dr_Robert

All of my "controlled crashes" have been on a BMX...

All of my "controlled crashes" have been on a BMX or MTB, where I knew that I was doing something dangerous / sketchy / stupid and that I might have to bail if things went badly. But I don't usually...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-09, 11:54 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 9,196
Posted By Dr_Robert

The ideal number is n+1. Currently n=3, because I...

The ideal number is n+1. Currently n=3, because I can't afford another bike at the moment.

-DR
05-26-09, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 964
Posted By Dr_Robert

I brought my Hardrock into the shop a year or two...

I brought my Hardrock into the shop a year or two ago, dirty, dusty, greasy, and generally beat to hell. The shop guys commented positively on it; apparently they see so many bikes that never /...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-09, 05:30 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,593
Posted By Dr_Robert

Got caught in the rain on the way home this...

Got caught in the rain on the way home this morning. Good thing I have fenders. :thumb:

-DR
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-09, 08:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 858
Posted By Dr_Robert

I ride in my work clothes. It's less than 5...

I ride in my work clothes. It's less than 5 miles, so no biggie. I only break out the lycra for longer rides.

-DR
Forum: Commuting
05-25-09, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,593
Posted By Dr_Robert

Great commute today. Roads were almost empty at...

Great commute today. Roads were almost empty at 7:00 am, so I took my time & enjoyed the ride. :thumb:

-DR
05-25-09, 12:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By Dr_Robert

I rode to work. Only ~5 miles, but it beats...

I rode to work. Only ~5 miles, but it beats driving. ;)

The gym opens late tomorrow. I haven't decided if I'm going to go or not.

-DR


Edit: went to the gym after all. Got chased out...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-09, 11:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,029
Posted By Dr_Robert

It varies between 15-16 MPH. Last Friday was 15...

It varies between 15-16 MPH. Last Friday was 15 on the nose.

-DR
05-22-09, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,516
Posted By Dr_Robert

Conti Ultra Gatorskins. I've got 700x23's on my...

Conti Ultra Gatorskins. I've got 700x23's on my roadie & 700x25's on my commuter, no flats yet.

-DR
05-22-09, 05:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,536
Posted By Dr_Robert

Someone just posted this in the Road forum: LINK....

Someone just posted this in the Road forum: LINK. (http://www.competitivecyclist.com/road-bikes/frame/2008-bmc-streetfire-sram-rival-complete-bike-5977.html) I have no idea how it'd hold up under a...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-09, 03:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,812
Posted By Dr_Robert

CygoLite MityCross 350: LINK....

CygoLite MityCross 350: LINK. (http://www.amazon.com/CygoLite-MityCross-350-LED-Stem-Mount/dp/B001JSWTN8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods&qid=1243028397&sr=8-2) There are certainly cheaper...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-09, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,593
Posted By Dr_Robert

Difficult; I spent the winter on my posterior, so...

Difficult; I spent the winter on my posterior, so I'm out of shape. :( It'll get easier in a couple months though.

My route is easier than I expected. I have to ride on some pretty busy roads, but...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-09, 02:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,323
Posted By Dr_Robert

Heh, those are the ones. We went through those...

Heh, those are the ones. We went through those like crazy in basic.

-DR
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-09, 05:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,915
Posted By Dr_Robert

I know you probably hear this about 100 times a...

I know you probably hear this about 100 times a day (I sure did lol), but it bears repeating: stay hydrated. And if you start feeling heat exaustion coming on (I'm sure you know what the early stages...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-09, 03:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,323
Posted By Dr_Robert

Something we learned in basic training: in a...

Something we learned in basic training: in a pinch, baby wipes are a suitable substitute for a shower. Give yourself ~10 minutes to cool down after your ride (so you stop sweating), then wipe down...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-09, 02:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By Dr_Robert

I've got 700x25 Gatorskins on my CX bike, which I...

I've got 700x25 Gatorskins on my CX bike, which I commute on regularly. They work great for me, but you might want to get something a bit lighter if you're serious about racing on them.

-DR
Forum: Commuting
05-22-09, 01:37 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,330
Posted By Dr_Robert

1) I like to ride. 2) If I didn't bike-commute,...

1) I like to ride.
2) If I didn't bike-commute, I wouldn't have time to ride during the week.
3) Cycling is complimentary to my fitness program.

It's certainly not cheaper than driving (for...
05-22-09, 12:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,774
Posted By Dr_Robert

Yep, that's the one. :) The Johnstown trail...

Yep, that's the one. :)

The Johnstown trail is a little more scenic, but it's a bit out of the way for some folks. Fortunately for me, I live about the same distance from both (Westerville).
...
05-21-09, 11:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,774
Posted By Dr_Robert

I know a couple good trails. Hard Road & 315...

I know a couple good trails.

Hard Road & 315 --> Downtown and back. ~20 miles
Johnstown --> Newark and back. ~30 miles

I used to ride them both pretty often, but I'll need to get back into...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-09, 10:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,698
Posted By Dr_Robert

Wow. If I was in the market for a $1200-1500 road...

Wow. If I was in the market for a $1200-1500 road bike, I'd give that some serious consideration. Nice find.

-DR
Forum: Commuting
05-21-09, 10:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,230
Posted By Dr_Robert

Bingo. I've lived in apartments all my adult...

Bingo. I've lived in apartments all my adult life. At various times I've kept bikes in the garage (when I had one), walk in closet, kitchen, living room, bedroom, and currently in my spare bedroom...
05-21-09, 10:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,774
Posted By Dr_Robert

Add one more to the list. :lol: 6'3" ...

Add one more to the list. :lol:

6'3"
242.4 lbs.
15-16 MPH (usually)
28 years old


As an aside... Mr Beanz, you're looking great. Keep up the good work! :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-09, 04:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,915
Posted By Dr_Robert

Competitive Cyclist has a pretty decent online...

Competitive Cyclist has a pretty decent online fit calculator: Link. (http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za/CCY?PAGE=FIT_CALCULATOR_INTRO) Have a buddy help you get accurate measurements & it'll give...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-09, 10:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By Dr_Robert

Bianchi San Jose = Subaru Impreza wagon. Sporty...

Bianchi San Jose = Subaru Impreza wagon. Sporty and practical.
Giant OCR C3 = Mazda Miata. Thoroughly useless, but fun to drive.
Specialized Hardrock = Willy's Jeep. Slow, ugly, and pretty much...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-09, 06:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,343
Posted By Dr_Robert

My commute: ~8.5 miles (round trip) with 75' of...

My commute: ~8.5 miles (round trip) with 75' of climbing. :lol:

-DR
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-09, 11:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,881
Posted By Dr_Robert

That was my point. The Toupe isn't working for...

That was my point. The Toupe isn't working for the OP, but the SMP might be just what he needs. Where as in my case, it was exactly the opposite.



Too true. I found the SMP quite comfortable...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-09, 11:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,142
Posted By Dr_Robert

Buy yourself a cheap French press...

Buy yourself a cheap French press (http://www.bodumusa.com/shop/line.asp?MD=1&GID=3&LID=19&HID=1543%2D01PL&CHK=&SLT=&mscssid=8L75MXHK3BDA8HXH8R0PKK4STJWF1Q49) and leave it at the office. Problem...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-09, 09:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,881
Posted By Dr_Robert

I had a SMP Plus. Hated it, switched to a Toupe,...

I had a SMP Plus. Hated it, switched to a Toupe, never looked back. YMMV.

-DR
Forum: Commuting
05-19-09, 09:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,142
Posted By Dr_Robert

I've been working 11-7 for about 5 years. I love...

I've been working 11-7 for about 5 years. I love the ride in to work - there's nothing like having the road to myself.

-DR
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-09, 04:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,487
Posted By Dr_Robert

Winner.

Winner.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-09, 01:11 AM
Replies: 18,542
Views: 3,652,195
Posted By Dr_Robert

For my commuter: ...

For my commuter:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31MA4tN9rYL._AA280_.jpghttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51UbLggPCPL._SL500_AA280_.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-09, 12:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,305
Posted By Dr_Robert

Weight weenies beware:

Weight weenies beware:
Forum: Commuting
05-18-09, 03:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By Dr_Robert

1) Not to my knowlege. 2) Slime doesn't...

1) Not to my knowlege.

2) Slime doesn't usually work in high pressure tires. Pump that baby up to 120 PSI and it'll squirt green slime everywhere. ;)

3) Folding tires have a kevlar bead...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-09, 02:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,461
Posted By Dr_Robert

My toe clips hit the front mud flap when turning,...

My toe clips hit the front mud flap when turning, creating a potentially dangerous situation, so I removed it. I removed the rear flap for symmetry, and also because I thought it was ugly. ;)
...
05-17-09, 06:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 746
Posted By Dr_Robert

All of this. Then I'd buy a decent sized house...

All of this. Then I'd buy a decent sized house near my hometown (Walla Walla, WA) and a new truck (Toyota Tacoma 4x4 or similar), and get back into rafting, mountain climbing, hiking, backpacking,...
05-17-09, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By Dr_Robert

Finally finished my commuter!

Crossposted from the commuting forum: Thread. (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=541630) Isn't she pretty:

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c214/prodigium_13/IMG_1574.jpg

I can cruise...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-09, 05:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,461
Posted By Dr_Robert

Stock mounting hardware on each seatstay, just...

Stock mounting hardware on each seatstay, just above the rack mounts.



I love it, but my commute is pretty flat (and the San Jose is geared for CX, not Track, with makes a big difference if...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-09, 10:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,461
Posted By Dr_Robert

Thanks for all the comments. I originally...

Thanks for all the comments. I originally purchased the bike to get in on the whole FF/SS thing, but it's so well suited to commuting that I re-tasked it almost immediately. It's even got a trailer...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-09, 12:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,461
Posted By Dr_Robert

Bianchi San Jose (pics)

It still needs a new saddle, and I need to pick up a couple of 15mm wrenches to toss in my toolbag. Other than that, I think it's finally done. :)

-DR

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04-08-09, 09:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,247
Posted By Dr_Robert

Look at it this way: you did your good deed for...

Look at it this way: you did your good deed for the day/week/month, and got a bit of karma in the bank for the next time you need it. :)

-DR
04-08-09, 09:01 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,320
Posted By Dr_Robert

Body fat % is a much more accurate way of...

Body fat % is a much more accurate way of measuring fitness than total body weight or BMI (BMI = total body weight indexed by height). Example:

6'4", 260 pounds, BMI 31.6 (obese)
5'10", 170...
04-08-09, 07:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,169
Posted By Dr_Robert

One of these days I'm going to come over there...

One of these days I'm going to come over there and make you show me where all these good trails are. I love riding the Yelow Springs area, but I don't make it over there often enough to know my way...
04-08-09, 12:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,320
Posted By Dr_Robert

I had a friend who was 6'3" and ~180 lbs. He was...

I had a friend who was 6'3" and ~180 lbs. He was a college wrestler, very low body fat %, and had to work extremely hard to maintain his build (he'd routinely have to drop ~5 lbs. of water weight...
04-08-09, 12:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,320
Posted By Dr_Robert

I'm 6'3", with ~180 lbs. of lean body mass. Even...

I'm 6'3", with ~180 lbs. of lean body mass. Even in the best shape of my life (a couple years ago), I was over 200 lbs. with 10-12% body fat. I could probably get my weight below 200 lbs., but I'd...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-09, 12:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,799
Posted By Dr_Robert

I commute on my San Jose. It's a SS, but the...

I commute on my San Jose. It's a SS, but the lower 'cross gearing is handy when I'm fully loaded and riding into a headwind or up a hill.

-DR
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