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04-01-08, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By CrossChain

Or, something like Ovaltine to mix with nonfat...

Or, something like Ovaltine to mix with nonfat milk....works for me.
03-23-08, 05:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 550
Posted By CrossChain

-- vote...

-- vote Democrat....................................;)
03-23-08, 10:14 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,985
Posted By CrossChain

I've crashed with every pedal type. Anyone who's...

I've crashed with every pedal type. Anyone who's experienced chain-suck on a steep climb knows that getting out of clipless is faster than reaching down and loosening a toestrap as you fall over...
03-22-08, 09:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,116
Posted By CrossChain

Good thoughts for you two, Yen. Graceful,...

Good thoughts for you two, Yen. Graceful, efficient, sweet open road machines........think of all the great rides and experiences you have have ahead of you!
03-22-08, 08:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 930
Posted By CrossChain

It is helpful for me, when on a long ride, to...

It is helpful for me, when on a long ride, to stretch on the bike while rolling along. Sitting statically really tightens me up, so I'll ride no-hands and stretch shoulders, arms. Rolling the neck...
03-21-08, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,911
Posted By CrossChain

For your indexed rear shifter, you'll need a...

For your indexed rear shifter, you'll need a tensioned cable for shifting to your second lowest gear (aka second biggest cog) for your indexing to work. Generally, there shouldn't be much slack in...
03-20-08, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By CrossChain

Ergo brake levers, Shimano cables ??

Putting on a new set of Shimano brakes. I have Centaur ergos J-tek'ed to a Shimano drivetrain. Question: Will the stock Shimano cable nipple work with the ergo levers? (Save a few bucks and not...
03-17-08, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 706
Posted By CrossChain

My ex-wife is willing to set up an older Vitus...

My ex-wife is willing to set up an older Vitus unbonding frame of mine with square wheels, brake lever extensions, steel rims for riding in the wet, and a custom cracked cheap carbon fork from 1984...
03-16-08, 09:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,597
Posted By CrossChain

When the rest of the group you sat in with and...

When the rest of the group you sat in with and who don't remember all these things, laughing and joking far ahead, crests the hill & disappears over the top and you're geared out and doing 3mph...
03-16-08, 07:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,975
Posted By CrossChain

A local rider had a crash and following that...

A local rider had a crash and following that noticed a fissure where the downtube meets the bb shell. Specialized replaced the frame. He had to pay the rebuild fee from the LBS. Was this cause...
03-16-08, 07:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,061
Posted By CrossChain

SKT...have you considered going to a different...

SKT...have you considered going to a different crank with a different bolt circle which would allow you to keep your Ultegra rd, but significantly change/lower your gearing? You can go economical...
03-16-08, 05:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,354
Posted By CrossChain

IOW, Solveg, roughly translated he's saying your...

IOW, Solveg, roughly translated he's saying your legs are slender and you need to shop for leg warmers in the Svelte Section of your LBS.
03-16-08, 04:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,422
Posted By CrossChain

Cambriabike.com has sweet riding Conti GP4000...

Cambriabike.com has sweet riding Conti GP4000 (25mm's and some 23's) tires for $35 each-- a good deal if you like the tire. Black sidewalls, tread color choice of red, yellow, blue, or black. ...
03-16-08, 02:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,354
Posted By CrossChain

Knickers I like a lot, but leg warmers keep you...

Knickers I like a lot, but leg warmers keep you versatile for spring riding. I'm sure you already do so, but you are wearing them with the tops tucked well under your shorts?....this is usually...
03-16-08, 11:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,422
Posted By CrossChain

Yep. And saved a few bucks, too. Well, not that...

Yep. And saved a few bucks, too. Well, not that many actually....but Roubaix will retain her good looks and value a lot longer than Gov. Spitzer's ride-- and, har-har, be even faster. I mean, how...
03-15-08, 11:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 781
Posted By CrossChain

DG, As I recall, CrossChain was responding...

DG,

As I recall, CrossChain was responding to your complaint that too many cute chicks were annoyingly flagging you down to admire your white bike...reminding you that we all face little...
03-15-08, 04:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 770
Posted By CrossChain

FWIW, bifocal sunglasses can help finding that...

FWIW, bifocal sunglasses can help finding that puncture hole in the tube and reading your computer display.
03-15-08, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By CrossChain

As concisely as possible from personal...

As concisely as possible from personal experience: age does take a toll-- longer recoveries, horsepower ebbs somewhat, have to be more planful and consistent in regaining fitness that tends to...
03-15-08, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By CrossChain

Thanks, George, nice to be back!

Thanks, George, nice to be back!
03-15-08, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By CrossChain

Glad your wife didn't say, "Honey, take a few...

Glad your wife didn't say, "Honey, take a few steps backwards......."
03-15-08, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By CrossChain

Well, yes, George....I got about a quarter mile...

Well, yes, George....I got about a quarter mile up Mt. Hamilton and then rolled back down backwards. But that's an exaggeration. Actually, I watched the climb on the jumbotron with my feet up. ...
03-15-08, 01:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 19,183
Posted By CrossChain

I break into a rueful smile at this point....I'm...

I break into a rueful smile at this point....I'm just thinking about how to hang onto the house here once I retire.:o
03-15-08, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By CrossChain

When ATOC came to my town (pics)

A sparkling morning sun broke through the clouds here in Mo' and I had my trusty point-n-shoot Canon that DG recommended a few years ago....so I pedaled on downtown to "the AMGEN". I was surprized at...
03-15-08, 11:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 770
Posted By CrossChain

Yes, I ride with prescription bifocal sunglasses....

Yes, I ride with prescription bifocal sunglasses. The frames are RayBan....they're flexible, reasonably wrap around, and have proven pretty indestructible. I've ridden with prescription sunglasses...
03-14-08, 11:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,125
Posted By CrossChain

Too much bike? As Grant P. says, a good bike...

Too much bike? As Grant P. says, a good bike won't make you better, but then, it won't hold you back either. I think a bike you consider to be a "good" one (and that's relative for many of us) is...
03-14-08, 09:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By CrossChain

Thanks, Louis, nice to be back. I gotta get a...

Thanks, Louis, nice to be back. I gotta get a new story...people are probably getting bored hearing about the same old sh*t.
03-14-08, 08:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,125
Posted By CrossChain

A pleasure to help, Yen......payback for all your...

A pleasure to help, Yen......payback for all your posts I've enjoyed. Your poor Hubster-- avalanched with data-points. Few things can match the stress of buying a new bike....well, sorta.
03-14-08, 08:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,125
Posted By CrossChain

Keep in mind that most manufacturers don't like...

Keep in mind that most manufacturers don't like more than 4cm's of exposed carbon steer tube under those spacers between headset and bottom of the stem. Kind of makes you wish for those old one inch...
03-14-08, 07:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,494
Posted By CrossChain

Thanks, DG, I've missed all things cycling...

Thanks, DG, I've missed all things cycling including BF50Plus. ;)
03-14-08, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By CrossChain

OK, time to trot out my cow manure on hot...

OK, time to trot out my cow manure on hot pavement crash stories. Cold cow poo tends to congeal and harden up like a scab on the road surface and can be safely navigated. But, here in cow country,...
03-14-08, 07:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,264
Posted By CrossChain

I live at the foot of the Sierra foothills in the...

I live at the foot of the Sierra foothills in the Central Valley....a cleft of heat hotter than "Kristen's"....well, her whatever. I ride in torn tee-shirts on shorter rides and jersey's on longer. ...
03-14-08, 06:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,494
Posted By CrossChain

Would that I could mount a "satisfactionometer"...

Would that I could mount a "satisfactionometer" on my bars. Higher numbers there would be a true goal...that and a training program to achieve truly elite satisfaction of whatever kind we each seek....
03-14-08, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 891
Posted By CrossChain

Well, I'm glad somebody finally tweaked and...

Well, I'm glad somebody finally tweaked and perfected that sorry Don McLean song. JT, thanks for a smiling moment!
03-12-08, 10:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 21,198
Posted By CrossChain

I have this pet theory that any energy saved by...

I have this pet theory that any energy saved by "less rolling resistance" is expended as your body absorbs the shocks of hard tires. It's like trampolining...amazing what an aerobic workout it can...
03-12-08, 09:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 21,198
Posted By CrossChain

More of the same: Conti GP4000's (fine tire)...

More of the same: Conti GP4000's (fine tire) 25's......95rear, 90front-- I weigh mid 160's. Higher inflations and I get too much "boing" on rougher roads.
02-12-08, 12:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,286
Posted By CrossChain

I've been away from the Forums for a time and...

I've been away from the Forums for a time and just learned of Sheldon's death. What is most special to me about Sheldon was his commonality. I don't know a cyclist who is unaware (or...
01-21-08, 12:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,556
Posted By CrossChain

Surprizing how warm that relatively thin lyrca...

Surprizing how warm that relatively thin lyrca can be. If it's fairly heavy weight, it also feels somehow "supportive" wrapping itself tightly to your legs. In the 40's, with a decent windbreaker...
01-19-08, 06:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 589
Posted By CrossChain

So, DG, tell me how you walked up to the riders...

So, DG, tell me how you walked up to the riders at the tables and said, "Hi, my name's DG, I ride. When's your next group ride scheduled? Say, can I have one of those french fries?"
01-19-08, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 589
Posted By CrossChain

A "little bite"? Mama Mia!

A "little bite"? Mama Mia!
01-19-08, 04:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,348
Posted By CrossChain

Check out Shiftmate Model 1 at the above Jtek...

Check out Shiftmate Model 1 at the above Jtek site for linking Campy 10 Ergos to Campy rd to Shimano 9 cassette.
01-19-08, 03:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,348
Posted By CrossChain

I will vouch for the Jtek Shiftmate (go here:...

I will vouch for the Jtek Shiftmate (go here: http://jtekengineering.com/shiftmate.htm). Use them on 2 bikes to link Ergo shifters to Shimano drivetrain. Easy to set-up and have worked for two...
01-18-08, 08:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,302
Posted By CrossChain

Yes, your straightforward list is convincing. ...

Yes, your straightforward list is convincing. You should never have had children.
01-16-08, 07:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 860
Posted By CrossChain

Damn.......why did I bite on this one. Usually...

Damn.......why did I bite on this one. Usually jppe is such a sincere, straightforward guy. Who'd a known!
01-16-08, 12:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,117
Posted By CrossChain

Love to listen to gearheads-- until it gives me a...

Love to listen to gearheads-- until it gives me a headache, at least. A few have referred to "finicky" indexed shifting up front. On my bikes I have 2 triples and a traditional double (50/39). One...
01-15-08, 09:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,751
Posted By CrossChain

Blues Dawg........+1. With the addition of an...

Blues Dawg........+1. With the addition of an aero bar on my long-ride bike.
01-15-08, 07:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,779
Posted By CrossChain

The sweetness of titanium?

The sweetness of titanium?
01-15-08, 07:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,779
Posted By CrossChain

Or, maybe it is meaningful in general or...

Or, maybe it is meaningful in general or differently in other applications.....but for the specific making of bike frames-- not wing struts or car hoods or whatever else-- maybe it loses some of its...
01-15-08, 06:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,779
Posted By CrossChain

We read the numbers, consider the claims.....and...

We read the numbers, consider the claims.....and then live by our own "seat of the pants", personal empirical evidence. My 21 year old SL frame continues to ride true and straight, shows no cracks...
01-15-08, 08:51 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,732
Posted By CrossChain

It seems ludicrous to leave home relatively...

It seems ludicrous to leave home relatively "naked" compared to drivers-- vulnerable to a lot of things....end up far away from security-- and not be able to be self-contained enough to spend a few...
01-14-08, 10:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By CrossChain

Took me a minute to picture it........then I got...

Took me a minute to picture it........then I got it. An executive on wheels.

This is tongue-in-cheek of course.
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