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Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-09, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 923
Posted By kerank

Thanks guys. I guess I was ultimately looking for...

Thanks guys. I guess I was ultimately looking for a way to find a "relaxed geometry" bike for sale used (looking to save some money - I might buy new if I have to). It looks like the measurements...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-09, 07:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 923
Posted By kerank

Relaxed geometry - exactly what is it?

I'm trying to get back into cycling after a 3 year layoff due to a pinched nerve in the neck. Holding my head upright from a very low position is a challenge. So, I am looking for a bike with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-05, 07:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,266
Posted By kerank

Does anyone think that it has a chance of being...

Does anyone think that it has a chance of being slightly flexible?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-05, 02:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 262
Posted By kerank

I'm looking for a frame to build up to be my...

I'm looking for a frame to build up to be my backup road bike, light tourer, and to take on some dirt/gravel roads. I want it tough, have the ability to put wider tires on, and not break the bank. ...
08-19-05, 08:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,529
Posted By kerank

Thanks for the responses. Just to clear a few...

Thanks for the responses. Just to clear a few things up...

- I did buy a cheap tool kit a couple of years ago from Nashbar. I think I've only used one tool, one time ;-) So, I do have those...
08-19-05, 06:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,529
Posted By kerank

How difficult is it to build a bike up from a frame and fork?

I'm thinking about buying a touring/cyclocros frame and fork combo (Soma, Surly, etc...) and building it up with the parts from my old road bike. At least, the parts that will swap. My "old" road...
07-24-05, 09:40 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,119
Posted By kerank

As much as I want the Americans to do well......

As much as I want the Americans to do well... Vino deserves 5th place over Levi. The guy has FIGHT!
07-16-05, 08:57 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 8,524
Posted By kerank

Well, Armstrong was stronger than them all...

Well, Armstrong was stronger than them all today.... without the typical Discovery Train. He showed that he is the strongest and deserves the yellow.

Now I'm trying to figure out a way that Levi...
07-16-05, 08:19 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 8,524
Posted By kerank

Ullrich is "feeling it"..... it's about time! ...

Ullrich is "feeling it"..... it's about time! Phil an Paul keep harping on the fact that teammates have tracked down Vino twice. TMob seems to be ignoring him in their strategy??
07-16-05, 08:13 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 8,524
Posted By kerank

And Vino is off!!! What a surprise ;)

And Vino is off!!! What a surprise ;)
07-16-05, 08:12 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 8,524
Posted By kerank

TMob has three against LA again..... can they...

TMob has three against LA again..... can they make something happen on the last climb???
07-16-05, 07:49 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 8,524
Posted By kerank

It's hot, and Armstrong seems vunerable in the...

It's hot, and Armstrong seems vunerable in the heat (although he's looking strong today). I think he may be in some trouble on the final climb. The car better get him some more water before that...
07-16-05, 07:42 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 8,524
Posted By kerank

I was about to say Armstrong has been the only...

I was about to say Armstrong has been the only rider in the lead group that I have NOT seen drink. He just got a bottle from the car, and so did (at least) one other. I thought that wasn't legal???
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-05, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By kerank

I lightly greased the seat post, but not the seat...

I lightly greased the seat post, but not the seat rails. I'll give it a try... thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-05, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By kerank

squeeky seat post or seat, should I worry?

Just switched out my seat post on my Specialized Allez Elite. I kept hearing squeeking noises as I rode and began to worry about my bottom bracket, but it turned out to be either my seat or seat...
07-13-05, 12:03 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,381
Posted By kerank

FYI... those who stoop to personal attacks to...

FYI... those who stoop to personal attacks to defend their position are the smaller human beings.
07-11-05, 12:54 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,381
Posted By kerank

Jens' words: "I'm a good rider, you know,...

Jens' words:

"I'm a good rider, you know, but I'm just not made for the high mountains. Guess you can't have it all."

link:...
07-09-05, 10:32 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 7,011
Posted By kerank

It's hard to believe that all of Discovery was...

It's hard to believe that all of Discovery was dropped on a cat 2 climb.... but it's even harder to believe that they would try something like that on purpose! That would be the sign of a deperate...
07-09-05, 08:41 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 7,011
Posted By kerank

What happened to the GREAT Team Discovery???? LA...

What happened to the GREAT Team Discovery???? LA is alone and will probably be OK... today, but he will crack in later stages if his team can't hang! This will be exciting!
07-08-05, 11:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 924
Posted By kerank

Why was he wearing that instead of the pink of...

Why was he wearing that instead of the pink of T-Mobile?
07-08-05, 11:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 660
Posted By kerank

Will that be on TV? Don't judge solely...

Will that be on TV?



Don't judge solely on the participation of the forum. I am one that usually only hangs out here a little before, during, and a little after the TDF. The TDF is so well...
07-08-05, 10:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,195
Posted By kerank

Magnus is the man! A big guy.... rides a...

Magnus is the man! A big guy.... rides a Bianchi.... and has a way cool name :)

Too bad he lost the sprint :(
07-08-05, 10:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 761
Posted By kerank

Ouch! I think that's gonna leave a mark :D

Ouch! I think that's gonna leave a mark :D
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-05, 02:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,811
Posted By kerank

Thanks for the post. Count me in as another...

Thanks for the post. Count me in as another believer.

I own an all Alu. bike (Specialized Allez Elite), and last year I bought a steel/carbon Bianchi Virata. It is easy to tell that the Virata...
07-05-05, 04:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,684
Posted By kerank

In OLN's defense, it's the best TDF coverage ever...

In OLN's defense, it's the best TDF coverage ever in the States. I'm thankful for that. They ride on Armstrong's back to show what (IMO) the largest percentage of viewers tune in to watch... Lance,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-05, 03:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,377
Posted By kerank

6' 215.... I'm a heavy guy fan. I just wish...

6' 215.... I'm a heavy guy fan.

I just wish I had a cool name like Mangus or Thor. That's gotta add 10 lbs. of muscle right there!
07-05-05, 11:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,282
Posted By kerank

Armstrong finished 87th in stage 3. This was a...

Armstrong finished 87th in stage 3. This was a good result for him. How is that, you say? Because it was a "pack" finish (where a large group of riders finish together), Armstrong finished with...
07-02-05, 11:54 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,065
Posted By kerank

Guess that will teach them to "let a sleeping dog...

Guess that will teach them to "let a sleeping dog lie". The "random" drug test of one, seemed to be just the thing LA needed to put his competition in dire straits after the first stage! Ouch! ...
06-30-05, 04:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,761
Posted By kerank

That's the best post I've seen on the a-hole...

That's the best post I've seen on the a-hole subject. It is very rare that someone that is NOT egotistical will dominate in anything. Look at Bill Gates, Ray Lewis, Terrell Owens, Barry Bonds,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-05, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By kerank

Boudreaux's Butt Paste :-) ...

Boudreaux's Butt Paste :-)

http://www.buttpaste.com/default.cfm
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-05, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 727
Posted By kerank

You burn a higher percentage of fat (vs. carbs)...

You burn a higher percentage of fat (vs. carbs) at low intensity... You may not burn more total fat given the same amount of time.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-05, 08:57 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 19,739
Posted By kerank

Bianchi Virata.... she's sleak and...

Bianchi Virata.... she's sleak and smooooooooooth!

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y79/titanrebel/virata01.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-05, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By kerank

Bianchi Veloce. If you have a little more in...

Bianchi Veloce.

If you have a little more in the budget, ride the Virata..... SMOOOOOOOTH! If not, DON'T RIDE IT! You will be hooked ;-)
06-12-05, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By kerank

Vino to Discovery???

http://www.tdfblog.com/

Interesting....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-04, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 788
Posted By kerank

Questions about rollers...

I'm looking into buying rollers. I have a very old magnetic trainer from Performance, and I don't use my "good" bike in it because I feel like this puts stress on the frame. Is that true? I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-04, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,018
Posted By kerank

Sounds great! And, a lot of work :D You...

Sounds great! And, a lot of work :D

You could allow submissions of new routes through the web site. It would have to be "filtered". Maybe if there were LBSs or Clubs that cooperated, the new...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-04, 09:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,089
Posted By kerank

No way! Tiger... hands down :D

No way! Tiger... hands down :D
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-04, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,032
Posted By kerank

I would disagree, and say that fit is more about...

I would disagree, and say that fit is more about top tube length than inseam. Easy to adjust seat height, but more difficult to play with stem length.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-04, 12:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,219
Posted By kerank

Well, wouldn't he do the same thing as you, given...

Well, wouldn't he do the same thing as you, given the reverse situation? I bet he would.

He should look at it from the bright side... If you had turned down this great opportunity just for him,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-04, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,512
Posted By kerank

Thanks! Just went to the Speedplay site and...

Thanks! Just went to the Speedplay site and found this:

- Narrower profile fits all SPD®-compatible mountain bike shoes without modification.
- Can now be used on two-hole, SPD®-style road...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-04, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,512
Posted By kerank

cycling shoes that walk...

I currently have a cheap pair of recreational Shimano shoes with SPD cleats. I like them for the ability to walk around in them. I would like to have a shoe that is more stiff, but still allows me...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-04, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,020
Posted By kerank

Not clear what you are asking. Are you asking...

Not clear what you are asking. Are you asking because you think 8 miles on a mtn. bike could be too difficult, or are you asking if 8 miles would be too easy to be worth the trouble?

I would lean...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-04, 03:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,103
Posted By kerank

Am I wrong, or does it seem that people who order...

Am I wrong, or does it seem that people who order by phone are the only ones that seem to have a positive experience with Performancebike.com? Maybe there is a problem with web orders????
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-04, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 911
Posted By kerank

Looks like Trek is finally getting into the...

Looks like Trek is finally getting into the "compact geometry" frames. I think there are several old threads debating "compact geometry" vs. "classic geometry". Typically, the advantages are said...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-04, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By kerank

They came stock on my Virata, and so far they...

They came stock on my Virata, and so far they have been very good. I've heard good things about them from others also. I have had mine for 3 months, I'm a large rider that is getting smaller all...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-04, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 777
Posted By kerank

How about using one of those watches that tells...

How about using one of those watches that tells altitude? Never had one, don't know how accurate they would be. Does anyone know? I think Nike makes one marketed by LA.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-04, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By kerank

Oh, and just noticed another thing... I bet you...

Oh, and just noticed another thing... I bet you will love the color :D

I call the color of mine "Titan" blue, but I'm sure yours will be Carolina blue.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-04, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By kerank

I've had mine for a couple of months now, and I...

I've had mine for a couple of months now, and I absolutely love it! It is the sweetest ride of anything I've ever ridden. I don't claim to be an expert rider, and everyone is different, so I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-04, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By kerank

Sounds like a description of the Bianchi Imola to...

Sounds like a description of the Bianchi Imola to me:

http://www.bianchiusa.com/imola.html
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-04, 01:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 917
Posted By kerank

I ordered 3 small items from them on 7-31, all in...

I ordered 3 small items from them on 7-31, all in stock, via normal "to business" shipping. They arrived yesterday afternoon (8-9). The online order status was not updated until the day before (lot...
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