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Forum: Commuting
03-11-10, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,813
Posted By gqsmoothie

To the 1st person who responded- thanks for the...

To the 1st person who responded- thanks for the link, but those are quite pricey, anybody know of a rack in the $50 range?
Forum: Commuting
03-11-10, 05:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,813
Posted By gqsmoothie

Need a front rack for my MTB which has shocks and disc brakes

Was looking around for a front rack. All the models I see say that they aren't compatible with disc brakes.

Any suggestions?
02-24-10, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,935
Posted By gqsmoothie

I think I will stop by my LBS and see if they...

I think I will stop by my LBS and see if they have these (http://www.blueskycycling.com/product3515_68_-2010-Avid-Juicy-BB7-Disc-Brake-Pads-Organic.htm). If not I guess I'll order them, I just hate...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-10, 06:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,150
Posted By gqsmoothie

Tarwheel, Hello neighbor, I'm in Raleigh as...

Tarwheel,

Hello neighbor, I'm in Raleigh as well. Man, the wind today was to my advantage, I rode from NCSU to downtown, or should I say "the wind carried me to downtown". Riding home is gonna...
02-07-10, 12:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,281
Posted By gqsmoothie

The few times that a store employee has told me...

The few times that a store employee has told me that I can't bring my backpack or panniers into their store I tell them that unless they make all the women in the store leave their purses at the door...
01-30-10, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,935
Posted By gqsmoothie

Joejack, Ya, my BB7 brakes are so loud when...

Joejack,

Ya, my BB7 brakes are so loud when I brake in the snow that I cringe, dogs start howling, I think windows might even crack sometimes, it's freaking ridiculous how loud they are. They...
01-30-10, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,935
Posted By gqsmoothie

Squeaky Avid BB7 disc brakes in the rain and snow

I am sure this has been discussed before, but I think the "search" for these forums is very difficult, I was getting hundreds of pages when I did a few searches for "brakes", "squeaky", etc.

So,...
01-29-10, 10:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,170
Posted By gqsmoothie

I find it ironic that there was an advertisement...

I find it ironic that there was an advertisement for Nissan at the top of this page. :rolleyes:
01-26-10, 07:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,404
Posted By gqsmoothie

http://www.latinpetroleum.com/new/newsdetail.php?a...

http://www.latinpetroleum.com/new/newsdetail.php?aid=7353&cid=34&content=F&pagename=article&page=1

I think this discovery pushes peak oil back. 513 billion barrels is about 16 years of oil usage...
01-22-10, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By gqsmoothie

Thanks everyone for your responses. ...

Thanks everyone for your responses.

But....how do you know how charged the battery is? I don't see an indicator that shows a % or if it is fully charged or anything?
01-21-10, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By gqsmoothie

I now have the Geomangear Magicshine light and...

I now have the Geomangear Magicshine light and love it, but I do have a few questions, I was gonna call them but just thought I'd post here.

1. Info pack said battery gives 300-500 charges, does...
01-19-10, 06:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,844
Posted By gqsmoothie

I am in Raleigh NC, it is flat compared to cities...

I am in Raleigh NC, it is flat compared to cities like Seattle and the Bay Area- and yet nearly nobody rides a bike for commuting/errands/etc. The city is quite spread out though and IMO the cycling...
01-19-10, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By gqsmoothie

It's only been a few days since I have been back...

It's only been a few days since I have been back on the bike. Oh man oh man, how good it feels!! It is almost like falling in love again, seriously, to all motorists out there that would probably...
01-13-10, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By gqsmoothie

Well folks...I bought the Magicshine (and the...

Well folks...I bought the Magicshine (and the helmet mount)!
01-13-10, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By gqsmoothie

God damn, I just rode 2.3 miles in 32 degree...

God damn, I just rode 2.3 miles in 32 degree weather and my lungs feel like they are collapsing and my legs can feel it. I used to ride those 2.3 miles without even noticing it!!!! Ahhhhhh..... how...
01-13-10, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By gqsmoothie

Opinions on a front light I am thinking of buying

I am thinking of buying this light: http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_508964_-1_201632_10000_201634

This is the light that I was using:...
01-11-10, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By gqsmoothie

DX Man, I ride a Trek 4300. I just bought a...

DX Man,

I ride a Trek 4300. I just bought a bunch of new stuff for the bike: 2 new armadillo nimbus 1.5 tires, Ortlieb rear panniers, new chain, cassette, and bottom bracket, a pair of butterfly...
01-10-10, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By gqsmoothie

Back on the bike after 2.5 years.

I'm so excited to be back to living car free. I was on the bike for about 4 years, then bought a car, sold the car after 2.5 yrs., fixed the bike up and will be pedaling everywhere again starting...
07-14-07, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By gqsmoothie

Truing rear wheel with cracks in the rim

I was just trying to true my rear wheel which has about 4 cracks in the rim, they're where the spokes enter the rim. I understand the mechanics of truing but can't seem to straighten it out. Right...
06-29-07, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,806
Posted By gqsmoothie

I did a search for "disc rain squeaky" and found...

I did a search for "disc rain squeaky" and found this thread. I have Avid BB7 disc brakes and they work great in the rain but they are sooooo loud. So this is normal, is there anyway to get around...
05-30-07, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 326
Posted By gqsmoothie

Trying to post an item for sale

I can't seem to get into this forum to post a BOB trailer I'm trying to sell. Anyone know why?

Thanks
Forum: Touring
04-16-07, 08:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,722
Posted By gqsmoothie

The B33 looks like it might work for me. It is...

The B33 looks like it might work for me. It is 235mm wide rather than 170mm for the B17. Does having the springs require much or any maintenance or adjusting? Also, will the b33 attach to the...
04-15-07, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By gqsmoothie

I'm just using the rack unless I have a whole lot...

I'm just using the rack unless I have a whole lot of stuff to carry, then I take off the rack and attach the BOB trailer.
Forum: Touring
04-15-07, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,722
Posted By gqsmoothie

A good saddle for wide hips (already tried the B-17)

Hey all, I have the B-17 and don't really like it. I'm not fat at all but I do have wide hips. Is there a Brooks out there that is especially good for this physique?


Thanks

p.s. I've...
04-15-07, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By gqsmoothie

I really like my BOB. But I just found out that...

I really like my BOB. But I just found out that the new rack I have due to getting disc brakes can't be used when the BOB is attached because the skewer and the bottom of the rack where it attaches...
Forum: Touring
04-15-07, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By gqsmoothie

I just got back from a brief tour of coastal NC...

I just got back from a brief tour of coastal NC and I must say it was not fun at all. I was only gone 5 days, before leaving I had planned on being gone at least 2 weeks. Rode from Raleigh to...
Forum: Touring
04-09-07, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By gqsmoothie

How to pack a spare tire?

My rear tire is getting a little bit worn and I think I'm going to go ahead and bring a spare. What's the best way to pack it? I'm using a BOB trailer. If I fold the tire up will that screw up its...
Forum: Touring
04-05-07, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By gqsmoothie

After being delayed a few days because of work, I...

After being delayed a few days because of work, I had another bad thing happen. I had to go up to Indiana for a funeral; I've just arrived back in NC and will be heading out for the coast this...
Forum: Touring
04-05-07, 08:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By gqsmoothie

I use wet wipes to get the dirt off, then wipe...

I use wet wipes to get the dirt off, then wipe that residue off with a wet washcloth. In the summer I find a pond or pool.
Forum: Touring
03-18-07, 02:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By gqsmoothie

My tour has been delayed a little while longer...

My tour has been delayed a little while longer due to work. My work schedule is very erratic so when work is available I take it. I should leave this Thursday morning.
Anyway, I was just going...
03-18-07, 02:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 965
Posted By gqsmoothie

I drink soy milk and love some Silk Chocolate soy...

I drink soy milk and love some Silk Chocolate soy milk, but it is high in sugar. If you're gonna drink milk I think that soy milk is much better for you than cow milk, cow milk is for calves!
03-18-07, 01:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,412
Posted By gqsmoothie

Do those gel shots do much?

Are they worth a buck each?
03-18-07, 01:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By gqsmoothie

I take glucosamine chondroitin and it works for...

I take glucosamine chondroitin and it works for me, a while back I went about a month without taking it and my knees would hurt and "pop" every time I extended my leg out. Although most glucosamine...
03-17-07, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3,450
Views: 2,360,711
Posted By gqsmoothie

225lbs and 6"7'.

225lbs and 6"7'.
Forum: Touring
03-13-07, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By gqsmoothie

Riding north to south through Charleston SC?

Are there any good routes?
I was just looking on Google maps and there doesn't seem to be any other way to get through the city without taking HWY 17 most of the way. How's Hwy 17 in Charleston? ...
Forum: Touring
03-12-07, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By gqsmoothie

I rode from Raleigh to the mountains a couple of...

I rode from Raleigh to the mountains a couple of summers ago. My experience there tells me that you need to like climbing! It's really not too bad, after a couple of days in the mts. you'll get...
Forum: Touring
03-12-07, 12:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,162
Posted By gqsmoothie

The Nimbus 1.5 tires are good for dirt roads IMO....

The Nimbus 1.5 tires are good for dirt roads IMO. They have a kevlar belt in them and can go up to 80PSI. Previously I had been using the Armadillo Hemisphere 1.95. Awesome tire. I had nails go in...
Forum: Touring
03-10-07, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By gqsmoothie

I don't have my maps in front of me right now,...

I don't have my maps in front of me right now, but I think the route I decided on has me taking HWY 53 near Burgaw, but not through Burgaw, then staying north of Wilmington and going over to Lake...
03-10-07, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 238
Posted By gqsmoothie

Adjusting cage plate with only two arms?

I'm having some trouble adjusting the cage plate. The outside of the chain is rubbing on it. I know how to fix it but am having a hard time getting the plate in the right spot, then tightening the...
Forum: Touring
03-09-07, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By gqsmoothie

Has anybody ridden the SC Coastal route? This is...

Has anybody ridden the SC Coastal route? This is the link, http://www.sctrails.net/trails/ALLTRAILS/Bikeguide/coastal.html
Forum: Touring
03-09-07, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By gqsmoothie

Carolinas coastal tour

Hey everyone. I'm heading out next week, probably Wed., from Raleigh I'll be pedaling east to Manteo then down the Outer Banks, down to Centenary SC, and possibly all the way to Charleston SC, then...
03-08-07, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 825
Posted By gqsmoothie

I'm back to being CarFREE!! Until last week...

I'm back to being CarFREE!!

Until last week I had been using the company car because I was out of town working, no that that project is over I am totally car free. I gave the truck to my older...
Forum: Touring
02-14-07, 09:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,401
Posted By gqsmoothie

THANKS to everyone for helping me with my saddle...

THANKS to everyone for helping me with my saddle situation!!! I love these forums!!
Forum: Touring
02-13-07, 12:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,401
Posted By gqsmoothie

I was looking at my saddle over the weekend, and...

I was looking at my saddle over the weekend, and it seems that the leather hasn't molded to my butt at all. Maybe I should loosen the leather? I don't have it right here in front of me, but I was...
Forum: Touring
02-12-07, 07:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,401
Posted By gqsmoothie

If my sit bones are wider than normal, I want a...

If my sit bones are wider than normal, I want a wider saddle? right?
Forum: Touring
02-10-07, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By gqsmoothie

WWOOF -Willing workers on organic farms

WWOOF -Willing workers on organic farms
Forum: Touring
02-10-07, 03:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,401
Posted By gqsmoothie

Whoever said that I might have sitbones that are...

Whoever said that I might have sitbones that are too wide for the B-17 might be correct. I do have pretty wide sit bones. Is there a particular model that might work for my wide sit bones?

As...
Forum: Touring
02-09-07, 05:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,401
Posted By gqsmoothie

A think I'll buy a new saddle. I was hoping that...

A think I'll buy a new saddle. I was hoping that Proofide would magically make my saddle comfy, but I didn't really think it would. This really annoys me that a Brooks (that one anyway) didn't work...
Forum: Touring
02-08-07, 07:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,401
Posted By gqsmoothie

I never applied Proofide on my Brooks

...and I feel guilty about it. I know that I should have when I bought it. Being a cheap *ss I bought some baseball glove treatment. My B-17 isn't very comfy. I'm going to buy some proofide...
Forum: Touring
01-08-07, 03:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,260
Posted By gqsmoothie

A great way to cut on food costs is to dumpster...

A great way to cut on food costs is to dumpster dive. I know, initially many/most people automatically recoil in disgust at the thought of getting food out of a dumpster. However, the results can...
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