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04-10-15, 02:03 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By scottydoesntkno

More justification of my working theory- It's try...

More justification of my working theory- It's try and see if it works for you. I'm 80% sure mine wouldn't stand up to that kind of work, but for you they do. It's examples like this, however that...
04-07-15, 10:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,050
Posted By scottydoesntkno

For what it's worth, when I was riding 100+ mi a...

For what it's worth, when I was riding 100+ mi a week on my Giant OCR C3, I was roughly around 215-230 and stockier at 5'-8" and my wheels that came with it were Xero Lite XR-3's which were 24 rear...
04-01-15, 08:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 840
Posted By scottydoesntkno

I stand very, very much so corrected. It's been...

I stand very, very much so corrected. It's been 3+ years since I was biking regularly or even on a bike, and so I only have certain very strong memories in my head. I believe I forgot or didn't pay...
04-01-15, 02:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 840
Posted By scottydoesntkno

Yes, sorry, I mis-typed. Tektro is what I meant....

Yes, sorry, I mis-typed. Tektro is what I meant. I also had planned to stop in today but one thing led to another and another with work and I wanted to actually talk to them in person vs the phone to...
03-31-15, 06:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 840
Posted By scottydoesntkno

Boy I really worded this whole thing terribly. ...

Boy I really worded this whole thing terribly.

1. Yes, it is a so-called fixie. No, I am not a hipster, I despise them but this bike mostly looks like a road bike with a single speed (also going...
03-31-15, 12:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 840
Posted By scottydoesntkno

Okay, thanks. I was just wondering because as I...

Okay, thanks. I was just wondering because as I was checking prices on amazon, I was seeing almost only pairs of calipers for the same price as a single price tag on their one caliper and that was at...
03-31-15, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 840
Posted By scottydoesntkno

Average cost of Tektra calipers/install

Had a quick question that a lot of googling and forum searches did me no luck with. I recently got a fixed speed bike with a flip flop hub for exercise. I was going to assemble it myself fully but...
03-29-15, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By scottydoesntkno

Well, I'm not looking for something perfect at...

Well, I'm not looking for something perfect at the immediate moment. I'm just looking for something close. They did a lot of checking me out for my other bike, measuring the angle of my legs as they...
03-29-15, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By scottydoesntkno

Any issue matching a bike fit to an existing bike...?

Sorry if this is a rehash. I tried searching a few times and googling til I was seeing the wrong pages under google (like page 4 and up) and had no luck. I'm a bit overweight from lack of exercising...
03-25-15, 10:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 974
Posted By scottydoesntkno

Thanks for all the responses, they've helped,...

Thanks for all the responses, they've helped, especially the ones about CF being more durable than I gave it credit for- and crazy b about his info on the 20 spokes at around 10lbs lighter than my...
03-22-15, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 974
Posted By scottydoesntkno

Looking for advice, with regards to my old bike tires and weight limits..

Sooooo I've been on these forums for awhile, but it's also been awhile since I've been on these forums (Bike Forums)... or my bike. This is a little bit of a story/background so please bear with it....
11-09-10, 01:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,008
Posted By scottydoesntkno

I hate, really do hate to resurrect this post,...

I hate, really do hate to resurrect this post, let me say- but I feel it might be worthy just to let know that this has changed my mind about it and it's a good thing it was still around.

I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-10, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By scottydoesntkno

Whoops. So much for my faith in my googling...

Whoops. So much for my faith in my googling skills. Thanks- I have clearly been searching for the wrong terms and in the wrong places. I'll check those sites out more thoroughly once I'm home and at...
11-08-10, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By scottydoesntkno

So Cal- West LA Biking Partners, groups, etc

Posted this in the Road Cycling section but since I do qualify as a Clyde, figured I would try here as well- not sure where more people in the LA area would reside...

I've recently begun riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-10, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By scottydoesntkno

So Cal- West LA Biking Partners, groups, etc

So.. This place seems to be as good as any of a place to get started looking for my question..

I've recently begun riding again after getting sick of being overweight and not doing anything about...
11-08-10, 11:21 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,004
Posted By scottydoesntkno

Well... This was quite interesting to re-read all...

Well... This was quite interesting to re-read all the new posts since my last logon. A LOT has happened in the past several... months to years, I forget when this was posted :P

I haven't ridden...
06-08-09, 04:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,004
Posted By scottydoesntkno

noting all of the above, 1. thanks, 2. in regards...

noting all of the above, 1. thanks, 2. in regards to Cree lights vs Surefires... What happened to Surefire? I thought that they were supposed to be one of the best tactical light makers out there? ...
05-31-09, 04:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,470
Posted By scottydoesntkno

IMO and in my LBS's opinion... Cadence is highly,...

IMO and in my LBS's opinion... Cadence is highly, highly overrated. First off, true, you want a high cadence but knowing what it is, doesn't matter. You can spin as fast as you want, a higher...
05-31-09, 04:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 899
Posted By scottydoesntkno

Another vote for the replace the helmet! ...

Another vote for the replace the helmet! Although I am sure by now you have. +a thousand for wearing it in the first place. I remember going out for a ride not too long ago on my old road bike,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-09, 04:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By scottydoesntkno

on a second thought... i might as well just get a...

on a second thought... i might as well just get a cheapo u lock for dropping it off around my desk at school. other than that- it won't be left anywhere outside of my apt... well not a cheapo u lock...
05-31-09, 04:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By scottydoesntkno

Congrats bro! I know that ride... kinda, well.....

Congrats bro! I know that ride... kinda, well.. I know that hill as I have driven it a couple times and thought people were nuts to bike it.. That was before I got into road biking in the first...
05-30-09, 10:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,004
Posted By scottydoesntkno

Looking for a Light mount...

Okay, I've been reading, and looking, and looking some more.. I've accepted that flashlights work best and I already have a pretty awesome flashlight I would like to mount to my bike, but I have yet...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-09, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By scottydoesntkno

Light Questions...

First, I did do searches, in this and other forums but not extensive ones... maybe I was wrong but I couldn't find much in relation to lights.

Looking to get a decent set that I can use on my new...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-09, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By scottydoesntkno

..rubbercoated u lock? heh... not sure, but then...

..rubbercoated u lock? heh... not sure, but then that would be the other worry... screw it- ill just take the bike and wont go anyplace it needs to be out of sight! just ride the bike to ride it,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-09, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By scottydoesntkno

On that note, I will not buy another bike to get...

On that note, I will not buy another bike to get around as I just dropped 1700 and refuse to go back...

But on the topic of where you can and can not take bikes... Are there any stores that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-09, 08:24 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,992
Posted By scottydoesntkno

I read page one and refuse to follow the...

I read page one and refuse to follow the remainder so I apologize for missing anything but I wanted to recommend (and fully swear by this:) the following book:...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-09, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By scottydoesntkno

Not a pro or have much knowledge in most of those...

Not a pro or have much knowledge in most of those bikes by any account but I just thought it might useful to suggest... You might want to look into getting the best framed bike that you can, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-09, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By scottydoesntkno

Yay! New Bike, Boo- Scared to take it out til I get a lock...

Well... Now for the sad part of the story, I had a short love-late relationship with my old road bike, a Giant OCR2 with Tiagra and 105 components, standard carbon fork/seat post and alum frame.....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-08, 03:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,645
Posted By scottydoesntkno

but then... I get so many mixed responses on...

but then... I get so many mixed responses on Simple Green.... some say yay! some say NAY! so I say yep- I'm confused.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-08, 03:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,645
Posted By scottydoesntkno

ahh okay then, right... no wd-40, or if i do......

ahh okay then, right... no wd-40, or if i do... spray it on a rag, and wipe down just the exterior of the chain, and lube the inside as needed with one of these recommendations... I think I'll look...
09-26-08, 09:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,089
Posted By scottydoesntkno

Hah... health food tastes bad??? Name one...

Hah... health food tastes bad???

Name one person who doesn't like water.

And for the food, if you must nit pick... personally, apples are great- plus it's been proven that the average person...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-08, 03:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,645
Posted By scottydoesntkno

er yea... 105's >.< sorry, I'm exhausted after...

er yea... 105's >.< sorry, I'm exhausted after driving 2 hours to get my bike tire problem fixed at the shop in san diego, drove 2-3 more to get back to LA at my folks for break, and all while...
09-26-08, 03:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,275
Posted By scottydoesntkno

yea, thanks for the info guys- I have more than...

yea, thanks for the info guys- I have more than enough muscle in my legs, came from growing up working with my dad on his apartments. He messed up his back early on in life, and always emphasized to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-08, 02:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,645
Posted By scottydoesntkno

Chain Maintenance...

Not sure if I spelled that right... Anywho... I just finished reading the sticky on Bike Maintenance... and noticed something about not using WD-40 for anything but cables... How come??

My main...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-08, 01:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,037
Posted By scottydoesntkno

A Bad Bead/Tire it was....

Soo... I decided screw it, made a 2 hr drive back to SD from LA today, took my bike into my trusty LBS, and the guy said "Again? Ya know... I do remember one guy with the exact same setup of tires...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-08, 05:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,037
Posted By scottydoesntkno

I'll try it but probably when I go back next week...

I'll try it but probably when I go back next week to my LBS in SD.. where I get a 10 percent discount on tubes.... I'm short on cash as it is, at the moment, and paying for another tube to blow just...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-08, 05:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,037
Posted By scottydoesntkno

It's starting to look more like a bad rim or a...

It's starting to look more like a bad rim or a problem with my pump. I had a new tube on- yes the right size tube for the right size tire/rim etc.. even installed by the LBS here, however it didn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-08, 02:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,037
Posted By scottydoesntkno

Yep- I've looked and looked, found no debri- have...

Yep- I've looked and looked, found no debri- have rim strips and as I mentioned as well, it's easy to see everything as well... it's nearly brand new and very clean. Oh, the other thing is the tires...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-08, 02:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,037
Posted By scottydoesntkno

Constant Blown Tires... HELP!!

Okay... I'm about 130 miles away from my trusty LBS where I bought my bike, visiting folks here in LA (bought it in San Diego..). I have just had my 3rd rear blow out, I say blow because that's what...
09-17-08, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,275
Posted By scottydoesntkno

sore legs, then knees

So I started at a higher cadence... and ran for the whole 17 at a higher cadence, hopefully in the right way but for the next day following, my thighs were far more sore than even when I started on...
09-15-08, 04:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,432
Posted By scottydoesntkno

I didn't read all of the responses, actually I...

I didn't read all of the responses, actually I only read the first few- but as someone just getting into cycling for exercise and fun... I just felt I would pass knowledge I learned on..

At a LBS...
09-15-08, 04:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,275
Posted By scottydoesntkno

oh, and in addition- I know this is an odd thing...

oh, and in addition- I know this is an odd thing for a guy to ask but well, would spinning to lose weight, also help me drop mass from my legs, specifically my thighs? I'm one of the weird...
09-15-08, 04:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,275
Posted By scottydoesntkno

How to spin...

Okay... I figured out, thanks to a previous post on here of mine (thanks for the responses!) that to lose weight, I don't want to mash on my harder gears at a low cadence, rather I want to up my rpms...
09-14-08, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By scottydoesntkno

Thumbs up phenomenal!!! thanks for the sites guys! exactly...

phenomenal!!! thanks for the sites guys! exactly what I was looking for.
09-14-08, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 907
Posted By scottydoesntkno

I know for a fact- based off a teacher in school,...

I know for a fact- based off a teacher in school, the best time to go out, if you want clean air is 4am. It's cool, crisp, fresh, and it's a point where all the previous day's pollutants have had a...
09-14-08, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By scottydoesntkno

Need a way to mount my light...

Okay, so I have my new bike road bike, and I'm looking to find a way to mount, or rather temporarily mount my flashlight. Here's a link to it, not sure if click able:...
09-13-08, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By scottydoesntkno

yes... resistance, and thanks a lot for the tips...

yes... resistance, and thanks a lot for the tips and info! I was reading somewhere that a person had suggested starting at a speed you like, then shifting for a higher.. "cadence!" and trying to...
09-13-08, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By scottydoesntkno

Ah, well the diet is no problem, it's healthy-...

Ah, well the diet is no problem, it's healthy- from the editors of Men's Health so it's pretty easy to follow, and extremely healthy with great food, but that diet, or rather change of eating style,...
09-13-08, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By scottydoesntkno

Questions on starting a Biking Plan for weight loss..

So, personally, I really really hate running... hence my interest in biking. I've recently put my beheamoth of an old 30+ lb mtb on the back burner, learned some stuff about bikes, got a new road...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-08, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By scottydoesntkno

ok im sorry- i just caught the under 750 dollar...

ok im sorry- i just caught the under 750 dollar bike sticky, and dont know how to delete this thread- o.O
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