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Posted By AlbertaBeef

Shimano 600 Arabesque Components

I've had these for a while, meaning to build something but I've never found a frame I thought 'fit' the product, and my wife wants me to clean out the garage, thinking it should be used for cars.
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08-27-12, 07:52 PM
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Posted By AlbertaBeef

Pardon me, but BULLCRAP. I was raised as one...

Pardon me, but BULLCRAP.

I was raised as one of those "victim of society" kids... broken home... alcoholic, abusive parent, mom never home, etc. I suffered all kinds of abuse (which I wont...
08-22-12, 08:24 PM
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Posted By AlbertaBeef

I don't think the trek 950 was made in 2000's......

I don't think the trek 950 was made in 2000's... I think they stopped about 1997 or 98... Check Bikepedia to be sure. And yeah, that's WAY to much. If it's in excellent shape all-around it would...
08-22-12, 02:45 PM
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Posted By AlbertaBeef

Going with a smaller tire usually results in...

Going with a smaller tire usually results in needing a higher pressure, so ride-quality can be compromised if that's important to you.

I was over 300lbs riding on 140psi 700x23c at one point ......
08-22-12, 02:31 PM
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Posted By AlbertaBeef

Cross-Training ... not in the shape I thought I was, LOL...

So, because our season for cycling is rather short where I live (about 5 months in a really good year, unless you really like riding in the snow and cold... which I don't...) I bought a gym...
08-10-12, 06:07 PM
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Posted By AlbertaBeef

I was DX'd with an A1c of 12.1% and fasting of...

I was DX'd with an A1c of 12.1% and fasting of 267. Fastings are now regularly under 105 and A1c is 5.5%. I have completely NORMAL readings, even though I'm diabetic.

And no, I'm not cured -...
08-10-12, 05:52 PM
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Posted By AlbertaBeef

I'm about to totally overstep - a registered...

I'm about to totally overstep - a registered dietician will NOT help with meal planning for a diabetic. They will recommend FAR too many carbs to be healthy for a diabetic. They will NOT stray from...
08-10-12, 05:48 PM
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Posted By AlbertaBeef

Just ride it... It's the BEST thing for you -...

Just ride it... It's the BEST thing for you - that and eating right, of course... BTW please do NOT fall for the "low-fat" diet mantra pushed by the ADA... you need low-carb, NOT low-fat... The...
08-10-12, 05:37 PM
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Posted By AlbertaBeef

My left leg weighs 140. OK, not really......

My left leg weighs 140.

OK, not really... but it feels like it when climbing, LOL. I'm sitting about 235 but would ultimately like to get to 215.
08-10-12, 05:35 PM
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Posted By AlbertaBeef

That meal, yes - mostly because of the OJ, banana...

That meal, yes - mostly because of the OJ, banana and jelly... The toast and cheerios will take longer to digest and get the insulin actually doing anything.

With most meals, however, people find...
08-10-12, 05:17 PM
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Posted By AlbertaBeef

The reason is your riding... nearly 7,000 miles...

The reason is your riding... nearly 7,000 miles is a bit of exercise in only a few months. If you stopped riding, like the majority of Fort Wayne, I'm sure, you'd be overweight and unhealthy...
...
08-10-12, 05:05 PM
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Posted By AlbertaBeef

Some people can eat this every day and never...

Some people can eat this every day and never develop diabetes... Especially athletes. Research is showing that an hour of intense exercise a day can prevent diabetes more than almost anything else...
08-10-12, 05:02 PM
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Posted By AlbertaBeef

It can be extremely expensive in Canada ... We...

It can be extremely expensive in Canada ... We don't have that much of a season... unless you consider winter a season. Near the mountains where I live there's generally only TWO snow-free months,...
08-10-12, 04:58 PM
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Posted By AlbertaBeef

Well, let's be honest - the ADA is NOT giving...

Well, let's be honest - the ADA is NOT giving good advice to diabetics... Anyone that can research knows this. Where does the ADA's budget come from? The pharmaceutical industry...

Who makes up...
08-10-12, 03:40 PM
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Posted By AlbertaBeef

Here's the things we DO know: 1. Sugar...

Here's the things we DO know:

1. Sugar consumption, especially HFCS, has increased dramatically.
2. Intake of unnatural refined oils has increased dramatically. (Especially Corn and Soybean...
08-10-12, 03:23 PM
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Posted By AlbertaBeef

+1 I normally get around 65-75% of my...

+1

I normally get around 65-75% of my caloric intake from natural fats/oils. I'm never hungry and without my alarm telling me to eat every 3.5hrs I'd easily go for twice that without realizing I...
08-10-12, 03:19 PM
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Posted By AlbertaBeef

Getting INTO ketosis for some people requires...

Getting INTO ketosis for some people requires less intake of carb than 100g, yes. Most use the atkins method to enter ketosis of 20g/day of carbohydrate...

However, once IN ketosis, it's easy to...
08-09-12, 05:59 PM
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Posted By AlbertaBeef

Actually I believe they're playing xbox 8hrs a...

Actually I believe they're playing xbox 8hrs a day AND eating too much sugar. They're playing it because their parents let them... same goes for eating sugar...


There's lots of studies...
08-09-12, 05:51 PM
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Posted By AlbertaBeef

Sprouted-Grain breads are probably best

... back on topic now, about bread itself...

From a nutritional standpoint your best bet if you want to eat bread is a good sprouted-grain bread. These are made without flour, and often are...
08-09-12, 05:42 PM
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Posted By AlbertaBeef

There are certainly overweight people who fit...

There are certainly overweight people who fit that profile, yes. But not all of them.

As for eating too much and not exercising enough... what is it they're eating too much of? They've reduced...
08-09-12, 05:36 PM
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Posted By AlbertaBeef

The other issue with research is most research on...

The other issue with research is most research on "low-carb" isn't actually low-carb. If you look, the vast-majority (over 90%) of trials testing 'low-carb' are still 45% or more calories from...
08-09-12, 05:21 PM
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Posted By AlbertaBeef

This kind of ignorance in today's age of...

This kind of ignorance in today's age of widely-available FACTUAL information is stunning.

Being overweight is often a SYMPTOM of metabolic syndrome or diabetes, not a CAUSE of it.

Personally I...
08-08-12, 11:09 PM
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Posted By AlbertaBeef

The more I read her story the more things don't...

The more I read her story the more things don't make sense...
08-08-12, 11:07 PM
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Posted By AlbertaBeef

Well, it may be what you learned, but - again, no...

Well, it may be what you learned, but - again, no offense - it's not what washington state nor AZ teaches.

They both teach that at a 4-way stop you:

1) go in order of arrival, unless;
2)...
08-08-12, 11:00 PM
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Posted By AlbertaBeef

The confusion stems from when you said "It...

The confusion stems from when you said "It doesn't go in order of who arrived, the person to your right has right of way." ... which would never work, logistically-speaking, and simply isn't...
08-08-12, 10:48 PM
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Posted By AlbertaBeef

Lester, no offense but that's not the way...

Lester, no offense but that's not the way four-way stops work anywhere in the world, including Washington State.

Maybe it's time to re-read your Washington State driver's guide: ...
08-07-12, 12:10 AM
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Posted By AlbertaBeef

Is this an old Miyata 1000? 610? I suspect '86-ish...

Somebody locally is selling this bike with "Black, repainted miyata frame" ... at first I didn't think much of it, but after looking closely, I'm thinking it might be a Miyata 1000... or a 610......
08-05-12, 02:35 PM
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Posted By AlbertaBeef

Not 50+ yet... but I'm 47 this year and extremely...

Not 50+ yet... but I'm 47 this year and extremely arthritic...

I climbed over Highwood pass in Alberta on a 34 front/28 rear on a heavy old steel bike with touring wheels... It was tough, but I...
08-01-12, 11:01 PM
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Posted By AlbertaBeef

Here's the thing though ... you're saying it's OK...

Here's the thing though ... you're saying it's OK because more motorists do it that bicyclists... BUT at the same time we're asking to be treated with respect, and complaining that motorists get...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-12, 10:53 PM
Replies: 32
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Posted By AlbertaBeef

I have road shoes that take my SPD cleats... and...

I have road shoes that take my SPD cleats... and I have mountain shoes that take 'em. I have Shimano A520's on my road bikes and a Wellgo SPD pedal on my mountain bike. It's what works for me, so...
08-01-12, 10:51 PM
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Posted By AlbertaBeef

You can't use a DOT fluid in Shimano brakes -...

You can't use a DOT fluid in Shimano brakes - it'll eat the rubber seals... You need to use a pure mineral oil of the same consistency as the Shimano product. I've heard of people using 'Johnson &...
08-01-12, 05:33 PM
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Posted By AlbertaBeef

Exactly. It's either safe or it's not, regardless...

Exactly. It's either safe or it's not, regardless of what you're operating. It's also either against the law, or not. Bike advocates simply cannot choose to be scofflaws then complain when a...
08-01-12, 05:31 PM
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Posted By AlbertaBeef

Not to me. I'm asking the individuals saying...

Not to me. I'm asking the individuals saying this how they justify it, because it's hypocritical. Asking cars to abide by the law but allowing bikes to break it is hypocritical in the examples...
08-01-12, 12:05 PM
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Posted By AlbertaBeef

If it's safe for the bike, it's safe for the car....

If it's safe for the bike, it's safe for the car. How does mass/force justify deciding to break the law on one vs. the other?
08-01-12, 10:45 AM
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Posted By AlbertaBeef

Every calculator I have EVER seen, whether on the...

Every calculator I have EVER seen, whether on the internet, a cycle computer, HRM, or attached to fitness equipment INCLUDES your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) in the equation.

There's other problems...
08-01-12, 10:38 AM
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Posted By AlbertaBeef

I am apparently one of those very rare people...

I am apparently one of those very rare people that obeys the law on BOTH when my bike and when driving a car... I'm curious ... for the folks who think it's OK to go through a red light on their...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-12, 05:18 PM
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Views: 684
Posted By AlbertaBeef

My clydesdale-self on one of the toughest climbs...

My clydesdale-self on one of the toughest climbs in Alberta... I was by-far the heaviest rider up there with by-far the heaviest bike... I think next time I'll use the Cannondale - it's not as...
07-30-12, 05:05 PM
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Posted By AlbertaBeef

6'3" here and a 58cm fits me as far as leg-length...

6'3" here and a 58cm fits me as far as leg-length goes - I have a very small 33" inseam for my height. However I need a 60 or even 62cm to get the top-tube length I need... I have freakishly long...
07-29-12, 10:42 PM
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Posted By AlbertaBeef

My guess is the OP was confusing the "Gran...

My guess is the OP was confusing the "Gran Touring" model with what they called in the 80's the "Grand Touring" series. IE: the 1000, 610 and 210 were all part of their "Grand Touring" series...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-12, 06:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,797
Posted By AlbertaBeef

I do all my commuting on steel bikes - Lately...

I do all my commuting on steel bikes - Lately it's been my Oryx equipe 2500 which has a nice True Temper OXII steel frame... it's a beautiful ride, even on my 40km (25 mile) each-way commute.

I...
Forum: Foo
07-29-12, 03:59 PM
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Views: 1,750
Posted By AlbertaBeef

It's obvious he's missing one essential...

It's obvious he's missing one essential qualification...

That being - since he admitted his handwriting sucks (and he is therefore flawed) - he obviously doesn't have enough arrogance to become a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-12, 03:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,883
Posted By AlbertaBeef

This is extremely wrong. There's threads about...

This is extremely wrong. There's threads about it. Do some searching. Or better yet, get a skinny-arsed light rider next to a clydesdale and watch watch what happens on a downhill using equal...
07-29-12, 03:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,158
Posted By AlbertaBeef

I doubt it... Not everybody will actually report...

I doubt it... Not everybody will actually report their speeds, and not everybody reports them the same way...

There are rides I consistently average 28-32km/h (17.5 - 20 mph) and then there was...
07-29-12, 03:11 PM
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Views: 4,032
Posted By AlbertaBeef

I know, eh? First - diabetes is everywhere...

I know, eh?

First - diabetes is everywhere on both sides of my family. We have bad genetics where our pancreas' are concerned, I guess. As for me, I've been an avid cyclist since 1979... In 1990...
07-29-12, 02:52 PM
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Posted By AlbertaBeef

Powerade Zero is sweetened with both Sucralose...

Powerade Zero is sweetened with both Sucralose (Splenda) and Acesulfame Potassium.
07-29-12, 02:09 PM
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Views: 481
Posted By AlbertaBeef

Yeah, you never know with Alberta weather... One...

Yeah, you never know with Alberta weather... One camping trip (tenting, of course) I had nearly foot of snow come down overnight on June 29th... I've seen -7 on Labour Day... I've also seen 35C on...
07-29-12, 09:42 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,032
Posted By AlbertaBeef

I used to ride with ONLY water when I was...

I used to ride with ONLY water when I was younger... Then as I hit my late-20's/early-30's I started using a 50/50 mix of water/gatorade-type drink... Now as a diabetic-approaching my 50's I use...
07-29-12, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By AlbertaBeef

I should warn you Highwood is MUCH cooler in...

I should warn you Highwood is MUCH cooler in September, depending on when you're coming in. I've been up at Elbow Lake (a few km from the pass) at 8am when it was actually below freezing... so bring...
07-28-12, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By AlbertaBeef

Easy answer - Spinal issues... The cannondale,...

Easy answer - Spinal issues... The cannondale, while light, is STIFF and not very forgiving to my spine. For longer rides - my Nishiki Continental is SO much better for me.


I'll definitely be...
07-28-12, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By AlbertaBeef

Well honestly I didn't actually complete it...

Well honestly I didn't actually complete it all... I got to the top (7800' of elevation gain) then rode a bit farther down and thought to myself "no way in hell am I coming back up this again" and...
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