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Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-08, 08:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 731
Posted By Crayon

Veloce is quite nice. It's at least equal to...

Veloce is quite nice. It's at least equal to 105. The difference between Centaur and Veloce is mostly some weight savings as well as price.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-08, 11:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 683
Posted By Crayon

Yep, latex tubes need to be topped off every 30...

Yep, latex tubes need to be topped off every 30 or so hours.

I use them for 2 reasons:

1) Lighter weight even though the material is substantially thicker. Possibly less likely to incur...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-08, 07:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,166
Posted By Crayon

I hate rude or dangerous cell phone users as much...

I hate rude or dangerous cell phone users as much as the next guy but...

Running a jammer is a violation of FCC regulations and may be prosecuted as a felony. I don't want to be playing house in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-08, 10:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,473
Posted By Crayon

This argument is becoming circular... What...

This argument is becoming circular...

What the OP experienced was a localized reaction to the sting. Since it only affected his hand, by it's very definition it's localized; it is not...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-08, 07:20 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,473
Posted By Crayon

Why did you not administer the epipen immediately...

Why did you not administer the epipen immediately and seek an emergency room? The longer you wait to administer the epipen, the worse the situation can become.

The two incidents you describe do...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-08, 07:03 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,473
Posted By Crayon

Nice:thumb: Go to a beek forum and everyone...

Nice:thumb: Go to a beek forum and everyone seems to replace "be" with bee as well as words that contain "be" such as..."This thread has beecome useless."
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-08, 08:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,473
Posted By Crayon

One last thing, if you do get stung find some...

One last thing, if you do get stung find some plantain. The weed, not the fruit.

Chew the leaves, but don't swallow. Take the chewed leaves and apply it as a compress to sting site. It will...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-08, 07:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,473
Posted By Crayon

Personally, I'd have to say that a swollen hand...

Personally, I'd have to say that a swollen hand is a fairly normal reaction to a sting. The swelling can take days to come down. The closer the sting comes to a vein the more the swelling will...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-08, 07:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,473
Posted By Crayon

We have a winner, Thanks umd! That's exactly what...

We have a winner, Thanks umd! That's exactly what I was trying to say. Perhaps I should have left this topic alone, but as as a beek I couldn't resist.

You'd be surprised how many people claim...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-08, 02:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,473
Posted By Crayon

I thought it was nuts too until I learned about...

I thought it was nuts too until I learned about the venom peptide "Melittin". Melittin is a potent anti-inflammatory agent that is roughly 100 times stronger that the most potent corticosteriod.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-08, 01:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,473
Posted By Crayon

Ralleh stated that a stinger had to be removed. ...

Ralleh stated that a stinger had to be removed. In all likelyhood this was a honeybee. They only get to sting you once.

Fear comes from the unknown. Why would a bee, wasp, or hornet sting you? ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-08, 01:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,473
Posted By Crayon

Caloso, From a beekeeping angle I'm curious...

Caloso,

From a beekeeping angle I'm curious about:

1) When you were stung in the past, did you have little to no reaction to the sting? There seems to be some correlation between not reacting...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-08, 12:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,473
Posted By Crayon

Caloso, Unfortunately, that's spot on for an...

Caloso,

Unfortunately, that's spot on for an anaphlactic reponse to the venom. :( Truely sorry to hear you had to experience this type of reaction.

But the good news is that a lot of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-08, 12:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,473
Posted By Crayon

Sounds like a yellow jacket, wasp, or hornet, all...

Sounds like a yellow jacket, wasp, or hornet, all of which can sting you multiple times.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-08, 10:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,473
Posted By Crayon

Not trying to be contrary... If you are...

Not trying to be contrary...

If you are allergic, yes each sting will get worse. Most people aren't actually allergic; the number is something like 1 in 1000. Bee venom allergy symptoms include...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-08, 07:07 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,473
Posted By Crayon

In addition to being a cyclist, I'm also a...

In addition to being a cyclist, I'm also a beekeeper. Having a swollen hand from a bee sting is a fairly normal reaction to a sting. Having it bother you for several days is also normal. Everyone...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-06, 10:58 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,198
Posted By Crayon

Brian, While I'm not a diabetic, I do have...

Brian,

While I'm not a diabetic, I do have serious foot problems. I used to use cotton socks all the time but they caused my heels to crack open and bleed since cotton doesn't wick moisture...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-06, 11:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,494
Posted By Crayon

I never stated that the B-screw was going to...

I never stated that the B-screw was going to affect chain slack takeup. The B-screw affects the distance between the pulley and the cogs. To do this, it's moving the derailleur's physical position....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-06, 03:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,494
Posted By Crayon

I never stated that it wouldn't work. I said it...

I never stated that it wouldn't work. I said it was marginal.

It is at least 1 tooth out of spec. If it's a 34 instead of a 36 chainring, it's 3 teeth out of spec. Either way, it falls outside...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-06, 02:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,494
Posted By Crayon

The total capacity of a short cage Ultegra is 29...

The total capacity of a short cage Ultegra is 29 teeth. You've most likely exceeded it's capacity once you went with the compact crank. You calculate the capacity as follows:

Big chainring -...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-06, 05:52 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,306
Posted By Crayon

I believe those are the seller's pictures, not...

I believe those are the seller's pictures, not her's.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-06, 05:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,274
Posted By Crayon

NO, it not. Take the damn thing to a shop and...

NO, it not. Take the damn thing to a shop and get it fixed.

Riding like that is extremely dangerous. Ever see what happens when a chain breaks? Automatic sex change operation. One of the worst...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-06, 09:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 313
Posted By Crayon

Personally, I rank like them like this: 1)...

Personally, I rank like them like this:

1) Record - No Equivalent
2) Chorus - DuraAce
3) Centaur - Ultegra
4) Veloce - 105
5) Mirage - Tiagra
6) Xenon - Sora
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-06, 06:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,282
Posted By Crayon

Ding, Ding, Ding...We have winner, Mothra! The...

Ding, Ding, Ding...We have winner, Mothra! The only correct way to determine tire pressure is with a tire pyrometer and a new set of tires. You'll need to spend a significant amount of time at a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-06, 05:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,433
Posted By Crayon

Are you sure those cloths are for men? What with...

Are you sure those cloths are for men? What with the "number" sizing and all. Do they offer petite sizes as well. :rolleyes:
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