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06-24-08, 11:13 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,094
Posted By Grampy™

The scenario is just to unlikely..... I could get...

The scenario is just to unlikely..... I could get hit by a meteor too but I really doubt that will happen. Good thing too..... I wouldn't have a fix for that either.
05-06-08, 07:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 913
Posted By Grampy™

I buy new tires and tubes every spring..... I...

I buy new tires and tubes every spring..... I know, I know.... sounds wastefull... but I give my "old" ones to a kid down the street that rides on a tight budget. :D
05-06-08, 07:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,009
Posted By Grampy™

I have to second the Rhubarb/Strawberry..... but...

I have to second the Rhubarb/Strawberry..... but in a pinch Rhubarb will certainly do!
05-04-08, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,112
Posted By Grampy™

Astana invited to Giro.....

Hopefully the TDF will soon follow. They have 2 openings remaining....
04-14-08, 07:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,425
Posted By Grampy™

I LOVE the wind. The stronger the better!...

I LOVE the wind. The stronger the better! Tomorrow is suppose to be really windy, with gusts up to 40 mph..... I can't wait!

Pick a route that starts INTO the wind...... ride as hard and as far...
04-14-08, 07:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,193
Posted By Grampy™

Greg has done himself in.... he can't keep his...

Greg has done himself in.... he can't keep his big mouth shut. He started up a cheap like of "LeMond" accessories and put them in K-marts... you think that helped? He was a great Cyclist but he is an...
04-02-08, 05:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,412
Posted By Grampy™

Replying to the original question...... ...

Replying to the original question......


http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r308/Grampy1/AAE1.jpg
03-28-08, 02:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 843
Posted By Grampy™

Wut? (I need a confused smiley)

Wut? (I need a confused smiley)
03-24-08, 12:42 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,985
Posted By Grampy™

I believe it's "Those who have fallen and those...

I believe it's "Those who have fallen and those other fibbers......" :D:p:rolleyes:
03-17-08, 12:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,130
Posted By Grampy™

I want to see him get 17 mpg with 4 bikes on...

I want to see him get 17 mpg with 4 bikes on top.... LOL. Still his math does have some sense to it.

I only drive about 7,000 miles per year so it's not about affording it...... I think I just...
03-16-08, 04:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,130
Posted By Grampy™

Riding and the price of gas.....

Will/are you ride(ing) more with the price of gas escalating? If not what price would it take?
03-15-08, 05:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,228
Posted By Grampy™

I had a similar problem but have never had my...

I had a similar problem but have never had my bars that low...... My problem was cured by some simple neck exercises recommended by my doctor. I think it was the fact that my neck muscles just...
03-15-08, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By Grampy™

LOL....that isn't snow.....that is ice. We had an...

LOL....that isn't snow.....that is ice. We had an Ice storm that dumped several inches of ice Dec 1 and then snow about once a week for the next 12 weeks alternating with sub zero weather.
03-15-08, 05:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By Grampy™

[QUOTE=stapfam;6346396]Should have kept riding...

[QUOTE=stapfam;6346396]Should have kept riding throughout the winter. Then you would remember where the potholes were, and realised where the build up of road debris would occur.

QUOTE]
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03-14-08, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By Grampy™

Spring can be dangerous!!

Rode to work today. We've had such a bad winter this was the first day I've gotten to ride to work since Dec. 1.
3 words.... Potholes and sand! side effects of a very long hard winter in Iowa.
I...
03-09-08, 10:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 21,198
Posted By Grampy™

I'm about 210 - 215 and ride 100 pounds in both...

I'm about 210 - 215 and ride 100 pounds in both front and rear.
03-08-08, 01:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,445
Posted By Grampy™

- Do you commute by bike, or do you plan to...

- Do you commute by bike, or do you plan to commute by bike this year?
Absolutely!

- How far is your commute?
Bit under 5 miles.

- Do you commute every day? All year round?
As long as there...
03-03-08, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 820
Posted By Grampy™

Another vote for Ultimate pro. (Got 2 of 'em, one...

Another vote for Ultimate pro. (Got 2 of 'em, one for the garage and one for the basement.....)
03-02-08, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By Grampy™

I confess I din't read the whole thread so if I'm...

I confess I din't read the whole thread so if I'm duplicating or way off base here I apologize in advance....

You want Bomb proof, Velocity deep V in my mind is unmatched. I've got thousands of...
03-02-08, 10:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,485
Posted By Grampy™

I checked out your bikes, you don't have to sneak...

I checked out your bikes, you don't have to sneak in here....:D
03-02-08, 10:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 812
Posted By Grampy™

The only man alive that can wear his bibs over a...

The only man alive that can wear his bibs over a jersey and look cool is Mario Cippolini. (he's done it) So unless you're Mario.....
02-24-08, 09:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,456
Posted By Grampy™

http://s147.photobucket.com/albums/r308/Grampy1/?a...

http://s147.photobucket.com/albums/r308/Grampy1/?action=view&current=century024.jpg

My current ride.... couldn't ask for better.
02-11-08, 07:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,202
Posted By Grampy™

Egg beaters here too.... just stomp and go....

Egg beaters here too.... just stomp and go. Speedplays awful easy to get into as well....
02-11-08, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By Grampy™

+1 on the foot warmers.... shoe covers till about...

+1 on the foot warmers.... shoe covers till about 30 then I add the foot warmers. My favorite piece of cold weather gear? My Balaclava..... fleece. Oh yeah baby.
02-05-08, 08:25 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,419
Posted By Grampy™

I always name my cats after a character in a...

I always name my cats after a character in a movie I last saw......

Bing = Bing Crosby movie....
Jake = Big Jake (John Wayne)
Maggie = another john wayne movie....
Rocky = Rocky II
02-03-08, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By Grampy™

Sounds like a perfect day for a classic "out and...

Sounds like a perfect day for a classic "out and back". Ride into the wind till you pop then let it blow ya home. The wind is your friend....
01-27-08, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By Grampy™

He needs the money.....;)

He needs the money.....;)
01-20-08, 10:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 822
Posted By Grampy™

Hand me down my walkin’ cane Hand me down my...

Hand me down my walkin’ cane
Hand me down my hat
Hurry now and don’t be late
'Cause we ain’t got time to chat

You and me we’re goin’ out
To catch the latest sounds
Guaranteed to blow your...
01-20-08, 10:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,176
Posted By Grampy™

Isn't that what frame pumps are for........

Isn't that what frame pumps are for..... :rolleyes:
01-20-08, 10:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,029
Posted By Grampy™

OOOOOOOkay! :D

OOOOOOOkay! :D
01-20-08, 09:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,029
Posted By Grampy™

Dunno about folk in MN... but this morning I went...

Dunno about folk in MN... but this morning I went for a ride (1 hr.). It was -12 when I left and warmed up a bit (-10) by the time I got home. Bright sunny morning..... not much wind. Makes the coffe...
01-01-08, 03:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 782
Posted By Grampy™

Refer to my previous post.....

Refer to my previous post.....
01-01-08, 03:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,173
Posted By Grampy™

Can't argue wit dat.... I forgot to say that I've...

Can't argue wit dat.... I forgot to say that I've got the 205. I'm just glad my heart IS beating.... I don't need to know how fast.
01-01-08, 02:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,173
Posted By Grampy™

It is kind of handy when I'm riding in a strange...

It is kind of handy when I'm riding in a strange area.... it gives you a virtual bread trail to find your way home. The speedometer is kind of iffy in heavily wooded areas too.
01-01-08, 02:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 782
Posted By Grampy™

Opened a bottle of wine at 9:30 and Wifey said I...

Opened a bottle of wine at 9:30 and Wifey said I was asleep by a quarter to 10.
**insert party noise maker sound here**
01-01-08, 06:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 492
Posted By Grampy™

This worries me..... it makes sense. :D

This worries me..... it makes sense. :D
01-01-08, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By Grampy™

What Fifty Pluser's do in the winter in Iowa...

http://www.chilloutzone.de/files/player.swf?b=10&l=197&u=ILLUMllSOOAvIF//P_LxP92A42lCHCeeWCejXnHAS/c

A never ending list of things to drive our wives crazy....
01-01-08, 06:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,522
Posted By Grampy™

Operative word here is "little". It will make you...

Operative word here is "little". It will make you a "little" lighter. But it will make it "a lot" easier to find tubes.....:D
01-01-08, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 749
Posted By Grampy™

Bontrager Hard Case. But I repeat, only in late...

Bontrager Hard Case. But I repeat, only in late spring through fall. In early spring the trails are to soft and rutted for 25's and I ride a 32's.
12-30-07, 12:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,085
Posted By Grampy™

Ride into the wind till I'm pooped and let it...

Ride into the wind till I'm pooped and let it push me home. Great Spring training in these parts.
12-30-07, 12:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,081
Posted By Grampy™

Good Steel frames, any fixie and the...

Good Steel frames, any fixie and the Stones/Doors/Arosmith.
12-30-07, 12:26 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 41,124
Posted By Grampy™

I love my Airborne (USA) but they suck as a...

I love my Airborne (USA) but they suck as a company.... they changed their name to Flyte (Flyte by night?) and promply voided my "lifetime" (ie: 4 year) warranty. :mad:
12-30-07, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 749
Posted By Grampy™

I've ridden thousands of miles on limestone...

I've ridden thousands of miles on limestone trails with 25's in the summer or late fall. In the Springtime when the trails are soft I break out a set of 32's, but only for early spring. By May I'm...
11-19-07, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By Grampy™

Shi...... er, stuff happens. Racing CX with a 9...

Shi...... er, stuff happens. Racing CX with a 9 month old chain? Tsk, tsk.
11-19-07, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By Grampy™

Sounds like you may be cross chaining.... If you...

Sounds like you may be cross chaining.... If you are on the small chain ring stay off the small cogs. If that isn't it take it back and have the LBS check it.

On second thought, have you tried a...
11-19-07, 06:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,210
Posted By Grampy™

Go Steel or Ti for long range comfort, and dont...

Go Steel or Ti for long range comfort, and dont get your tires to small or to hard. Stay with a 25 at about 90-100 lbs.
10-22-07, 07:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,022
Posted By Grampy™

I learned on my Fixie. It is easier on a Fixie....

I learned on my Fixie. It is easier on a Fixie. To learn it on my road bike took some practice.... using the front brake helps and learning on an uphill grade.
10-12-07, 08:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,492
Posted By Grampy™

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r308/Grampy1/re...

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r308/Grampy1/redline010.jpg
10-12-07, 07:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,697
Posted By Grampy™

+1 I've got 3 of 'em. They are "do anything...

+1
I've got 3 of 'em. They are "do anything bikes". Quick group rides, Rail trails, commuter, Day-touring, Credit card touring. Set up correctly they can be perfect for riders not wanting the...
09-30-07, 07:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 982
Posted By Grampy™

Titanium!!!!! oops, wrong thread..... nevermind....

Titanium!!!!! oops, wrong thread..... nevermind. :D
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