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02-03-07, 10:54 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 10,302
Posted By Wheel Doctor

Nashbar discount code

Anyone have a current Nashbar discount code?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-05, 10:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By Wheel Doctor

I have one, an 05'. It is a fine bike and It is...

I have one, an 05'. It is a fine bike and It is worth the bucks, especially since they are discounting the 05' models. Always keep in mind that a rider on a Colnogo or Serrotta is only gonna pass you...
Forum: Recumbent
10-28-05, 10:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,055
Posted By Wheel Doctor

If you want a Bacchetta your stuck with dealer...

If you want a Bacchetta your stuck with dealer only on site sales, which I agree with. I would since I am a former Bacchetta dealer. I'm not any more because I sold my shop. The Bacchetta Bicycle...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-05, 09:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By Wheel Doctor

I have an 05' Raleigh Competition and got it on...

I have an 05' Raleigh Competition and got it on sale. It is alotta bike for the money. The ride is quite compliant but feels pretty stiff on climbs. I'm very glad I chose it.

Jude
10-28-05, 09:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,300
Posted By Wheel Doctor

Go for it. I'm your age and reciently resumed MTB...

Go for it. I'm your age and reciently resumed MTB after years of road riding. It's a nice change of pace. I have both a HardTail and a FS. Both are rigged for XC/Mountain.

Jude
09-20-05, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By Wheel Doctor

Well anyway, I'm getting the 18". After talking...

Well anyway, I'm getting the 18". After talking to some DBR types and some folks that are riding the XL Super that are my size. The 18" it is. You may wonder why I would get a bike without riding it,...
09-16-05, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By Wheel Doctor

Sizing

Ok, so here is the deal. I am about to purchase a DiamondBack SL Super 05'. I best get hot since there are not many left. I am an eastcoast rider and I am moving to Grand Junction CO next month. So I...
07-23-05, 04:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,190
Posted By Wheel Doctor

IMO it looks like he was using a pair of HED 3's....

IMO it looks like he was using a pair of HED 3's. The 3 is lighter than the disk. This TT was more climbs/rollers than any Tour TT in the past. George Hincape also was not running disks but some very...
Forum: Recumbent
07-20-05, 06:39 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,625
Posted By Wheel Doctor

A few years ago my recumbent riding buddy and I...

A few years ago my recumbent riding buddy and I showed up at the local Sunday AM ride. These are pretty good riders and we have rode with them before. On new guy said, Are you gonna ride with us on...
Forum: Recumbent
07-10-05, 07:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,971
Posted By Wheel Doctor

I have a few physical issues with uprights....

I have a few physical issues with uprights. However, I still ride my MTB on XC Trails and some technical stuff. Most all of my road riding is recumbent. I do some short rides <20 miles on my roadie...
Forum: Recumbent
06-24-05, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,116
Posted By Wheel Doctor

The EZ-1 AX and the CG are compatable. Both are...

The EZ-1 AX and the CG are compatable. Both are very easy to get used to, Veru docile and predictable. Not fast but a great get accquainted bent. Good resale value on the aluminum models. Stay away...
Forum: Recumbent
06-24-05, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,103
Posted By Wheel Doctor

Ever sit in a movie theater chair for 3/4 hours....

Ever sit in a movie theater chair for 3/4 hours. Similar but worde since on a recumbent you use your glutes more and your sitting on them. Everyone is different. I ride a number of different...
Forum: Recumbent
06-24-05, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 841
Posted By Wheel Doctor

Actually, There is no MSRP on SUN bikes. The...

Actually, There is no MSRP on SUN bikes. The dealer charges what the area will bear. The EZ-3 with a standard margin, that which most other bikes are works out to $770 with this years rise in dealer...
06-20-05, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 879
Posted By Wheel Doctor

No you do not need to change rims. Get some...

No you do not need to change rims. Get some 26X1.50 Kenda Kwests, the 100 psi versions, or some IRC Metros in 26X1.50. These tires cost around $20 bucks each.
06-19-05, 07:46 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,591
Posted By Wheel Doctor

Yea, I know that this is the Road Racing section,...

Yea, I know that this is the Road Racing section, however, look at the times for last years team ALS/Lightening. They were riding recumbents. This year there are two teams riding recumbents. Team...
06-14-05, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By Wheel Doctor

They are fine. They will serve you well. I had...

They are fine. They will serve you well. I had thoughts of upgrading my Deore's to XT but didn't and they have served me well. Wear em' out!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-05, 07:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 963
Posted By Wheel Doctor

Duh...Your second statement contradicts your...

Duh...Your second statement contradicts your first.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-05, 07:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 963
Posted By Wheel Doctor

Giro has a nice helmet. Transit for about $30...

Giro has a nice helmet. Transit for about $30 bucks. has a nice adjustable band and fits most people comfortably. I have been using them for rentals for the last three years. Renters like em' and...
Forum: Recumbent
06-14-05, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,658
Posted By Wheel Doctor

I don't remember what rim strips were on the rims...

I don't remember what rim strips were on the rims when I took off the low pressure Kenda's. and replaced them with Comets. If you have not replaced the rimstrips with cloth or plastic ones do so....
06-14-05, 04:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,389
Posted By Wheel Doctor

Geeze this is nuts.

Geeze this is nuts.
06-14-05, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 917
Posted By Wheel Doctor

All we really need to know is what the original...

All we really need to know is what the original deraileur was that he is replacing with the XTR. If it is a SRAM ESP series then we have the answer. If it was a Shimano then there is other problems.
06-14-05, 06:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 917
Posted By Wheel Doctor

First question. What model Gripshift? X7, X9, XO?...

First question. What model Gripshift? X7, X9, XO? If so you have compatability problems. If it's Rocket or Attack models you are ok as far as compatability. So until I/we know what models you have we...
06-14-05, 04:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By Wheel Doctor

Sounds as if you decieded which spokes were...

Sounds as if you decieded which spokes were loose, by inexperienced comparative feel. If so and you tightened spokes indiscriminatly, you most likely sent it outta round. Not hard to do. Despite what...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-05, 07:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,228
Posted By Wheel Doctor

My wife has Lupus. She has articifical knees,...

My wife has Lupus. She has articifical knees, hips and shoulders, as well as several fused cervical vertibae and most of her lumbar spine is a mess. She has a spinal stimulator in her lumbar spine...
06-13-05, 07:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,344
Posted By Wheel Doctor

Sandals are great for recreational riding on hot...

Sandals are great for recreational riding on hot days. I have Exustar ones, cheap and pretty stiff. Work well with my EggBeaters. I don't recommend them for MTBn' or performance road riding. I use...
06-13-05, 06:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,068
Posted By Wheel Doctor

Yawn, I think I'll go ride my bike around the...

Yawn, I think I'll go ride my bike around the block. If that makes me a "cyclist" so be it.
06-13-05, 06:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,953
Posted By Wheel Doctor

Wow they are way nicer than my oldish silver...

Wow they are way nicer than my oldish silver Specialized Comps. They match my Ti frame, I wear black shorts with silver piping, a silver Pace jersey and a silver Giro Eclipse helmet as well as silver...
06-13-05, 06:35 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 7,560
Posted By Wheel Doctor

About three weeks ago a cyclist in a paceline...

About three weeks ago a cyclist in a paceline crashed. My friend and owner of the LBS that services his bike gave him a new helmet and kept his old one. From the condition of the helmet and what the...
06-12-05, 06:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,664
Posted By Wheel Doctor

I have zero, noneya FS experience. My original...

I have zero, noneya FS experience. My original bike was a Bridgestone MB-2 and after that a Ritchie Commando, both for the not of my age were rigid bikes. Today, the Commando is a highly prized...
06-12-05, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By Wheel Doctor

I have an 11/32 currently. I also have a 11/34 in...

I have an 11/32 currently. I also have a 11/34 in the parts bin. If ya need the extra low by all means get it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-05, 05:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,478
Posted By Wheel Doctor

There are small inconsistenies in bike tires and...

There are small inconsistenies in bike tires and rims as to size. To an experienced shop guy like me, who has changed a few tires in my lifetime, we see quite a bit of this. If a tire runs a bit on...
Forum: Touring
06-11-05, 05:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By Wheel Doctor

There are many small niche operations out there,...

There are many small niche operations out there, usually one person operations. Most have fast service, a wealth of product and venue knowledge and reasonable prices. I'm one of them and I/we...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-05, 06:31 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,196
Posted By Wheel Doctor

I run 120/145 psi depending on the bike I'm...

I run 120/145 psi depending on the bike I'm riding. I always top off before a ride. On the commuter I check the 100psi tires every few days.
06-10-05, 06:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,495
Posted By Wheel Doctor

He's sticking it to you. The MSRP on this bike is...

He's sticking it to you. The MSRP on this bike is $600. Offer him $575 but no more than $600, I'll bet he takes it. They sell for $550 to $600 is most shops. I have one and I like it for XC...
06-10-05, 05:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 587
Posted By Wheel Doctor

The bolts that hold the cage together as well as...

The bolts that hold the cage together as well as the going thru the jockey wheels are assembeled at the Shimano factory and are installed on the bike during the assembelly by the importers...
06-10-05, 04:58 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,234
Posted By Wheel Doctor

Cripes, get over it! You want disks on yo' road...

Cripes, get over it! You want disks on yo' road steed get em. However, don't expect everbody to agree with you. For competitive weight weenies and aerodynamic types. You will get "No Sale". You WILL...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-05, 04:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,013
Posted By Wheel Doctor

Ok, So has his question been answered? At work I...

Ok, So has his question been answered? At work I have a bathroom with a deep sink that I can clean up at with soap and water, however, when I'm MTBn' in the summer I may/may not have the option and...
06-09-05, 05:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By Wheel Doctor

I have been using the same tire in the same size....

I have been using the same tire in the same size. It has been very wet and the tires and most any tire will mud clog. There are tires for muddy conditions but you may pay a price when it drys out....
06-08-05, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 607
Posted By Wheel Doctor

I have some, what size?

I have some, what size?
06-08-05, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By Wheel Doctor

The FG is almost a purely urban thing. I live in...

The FG is almost a purely urban thing. I live in a rural MD county of 33k people. 2 fixies that I know of. Mine and a friends. I did see a messenger from NYC a year or so ago visiting his sister here...
06-08-05, 07:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 945
Posted By Wheel Doctor

Err.....In da washing machine. When touring, I...

Err.....In da washing machine. When touring, I rinse em out in hot water, without any soap
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-05, 07:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 846
Posted By Wheel Doctor

Your LBS is crap and so is your cassette (worn)....

Your LBS is crap and so is your cassette (worn). Replace it and all will be well. You have what is called cog hooking a phenonmon that occurs from the chain and cogs, the ones you ride in the most,...
06-08-05, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 919
Posted By Wheel Doctor

Rolf Dietrich and the ROLF name left TREK some...

Rolf Dietrich and the ROLF name left TREK some years ago, but the paired spoke design stayed and became a Bontrager wheel. Rolf has resumed production of his fine wheels under the Rolf Prima brand...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-05, 06:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 691
Posted By Wheel Doctor

Join the TBA. It is a large and active club with...

Join the TBA. It is a large and active club with Racing, Touring and Recreational venues. There are numerous regular rides and many great events sponsored by the club. Traffic is always a problem in...
06-07-05, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By Wheel Doctor

Since I am a EB fan, my question is this. Why the...

Since I am a EB fan, my question is this. Why the Candy? While I like th Candy and have a set, I prefer for MTB use the basic simple EB originals. I have ridden the Candy off road and found them to...
06-07-05, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By Wheel Doctor

I have some older Michelin Axiel Sport 28mm's on...

I have some older Michelin Axiel Sport 28mm's on mine and there is just enough clearance for a fender. This is misleading since the width is not the issue, it is the height you must consider. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-05, 06:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,490
Posted By Wheel Doctor

Buy it. It may well be that he has more than he...

Buy it. It may well be that he has more than he figure he can unload. Still it is a great price. Fuji has among the best dealer margins in the industry so he can sell a bit cheaper, but the price you...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-05, 05:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,490
Posted By Wheel Doctor

The Fuji Pro and Team are very well kept secrets....

The Fuji Pro and Team are very well kept secrets. I'm considering a TEAM frameset for my bext build. As for Shimano I prefer the FSA Carbon cranks I have 2 bikes with them. Light strong and they...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-05, 06:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,127
Posted By Wheel Doctor

Iron Horse is a company that is based on LI, NY....

Iron Horse is a company that is based on LI, NY. They design import and sell a full line of bikes. Their main followin' has been in the MTB arena and BMX. Their road bikes are adaquate but nothing to...
06-07-05, 05:50 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,234
Posted By Wheel Doctor

So anyway, I think the horse is dead.

So anyway, I think the horse is dead.
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