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Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-10, 09:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,646
Posted By shaq-d

keep riding. what's your weight?

keep riding. what's your weight?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-07, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By shaq-d

that's y i've nixed road shoes. the whole smooth...

that's y i've nixed road shoes. the whole smooth bottom thing is on a faulty premise anyway
05-30-07, 04:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 759
Posted By shaq-d

hey C, as a fellow big guy at 6'2, 220, i relate...

hey C, as a fellow big guy at 6'2, 220, i relate with ur bakc pain and the hand tingling. i actually found that not using gloves helps; but try using gloves/not using gloves and see what works for...
Forum: Commuting
05-30-07, 04:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,102
Posted By shaq-d

lol. i know, i'm high on myself :eek:

lol. i know, i'm high on myself :eek:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-07, 10:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 452
Posted By shaq-d

well, not everyone likes cycling in big crowds;...

well, not everyone likes cycling in big crowds; it can be a bit tedious maneuvering around everyone; i volunteer for TBN and it feels good helping the kidz with their chains and gears and stuff.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-07, 03:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 452
Posted By shaq-d

it's an awesome ride. i'll be there

it's an awesome ride. i'll be there
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-07, 03:21 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,571
Posted By shaq-d

you gotta be kidding. a helmet of course. i take...

you gotta be kidding. a helmet of course. i take it that the original poster is either young or hasn't been biking long. the day will come when u crash and hit your head. if you survive, you'll be a...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-07, 03:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,102
Posted By shaq-d

since no one has answered your question, i will. ...

since no one has answered your question, i will.

you will NOT be able to shave 10 minutes off a 6 mile route; but the real question is can you shave 5 mins off a 3 mile route. The answer agains...
05-13-07, 07:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 759
Posted By shaq-d

it's been a long time since u've ridden on a...

it's been a long time since u've ridden on a bike. chances are very good it's not a bike fit problem, but a fitness problem.

riding the bike hard, especially on hills/etc., taxes the lower back. ...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-07, 01:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,018
Posted By shaq-d

you need to raise your seat more. chances...

you need to raise your seat more.

chances are your knee started to hurt because the seat started to slip down into the tube, thus lowering the seat. there is absolutely no way your knee should...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-06, 12:06 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,598
Posted By shaq-d

chorus and sti look seamless; the brake levers...

chorus and sti look seamless; the brake levers meet the brake bodies smoothly without indents, like each part fit precisely into the other.. the sram looks more like it was just put together...

sd
Forum: Commuting
06-06-06, 08:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,341
Posted By shaq-d

awww...<hugs> trust me, from personal...

awww...<hugs>



trust me, from personal experience..if the roadie's still looking at you and not the road, he's checking you out, not a condescending look...

sd
06-06-06, 08:04 PM
Replies: 47,508
Views: 1,091,780
Posted By shaq-d

oh crap..you know you're old when you find that...

oh crap..you know you're old when you find that f'n hilarious...

sd
Forum: Commuting
06-02-06, 02:27 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,417
Posted By shaq-d

lol, hilarious thread, best i've read in a while

lol, hilarious thread, best i've read in a while
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-06, 10:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,941
Posted By shaq-d

what viper says. post the details or stop...

what viper says. post the details or stop whining...

sd
05-29-06, 10:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,297
Posted By shaq-d

i still use spd's. no need to get anything else. ...

i still use spd's. no need to get anything else.

sd
Forum: Commuting
05-29-06, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By shaq-d

you could try mount pleasant... it's what i take....

you could try mount pleasant... it's what i take. it goes into bay st. or jarvis.

sd
Forum: Commuting
05-29-06, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By shaq-d

ya, i popped by city hall; the long line for...

ya, i popped by city hall; the long line for pancakes was dumb; i just bought msyelf bfast instead. it was a hot day, but nice overall.

sd
05-05-06, 11:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,978
Posted By shaq-d

i don't need to read anything. i've done it and...

i don't need to read anything. i've done it and seen it happen. if u strong-arm a 126 to 130, or 120 to 126, by pulling ur stays apart, they'll spring right back when u take out the wheel; but it...
05-05-06, 11:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 618
Posted By shaq-d

hmm that's wierd. you could try tightening the...

hmm that's wierd. you could try tightening the screws super-tight.. but maybe it's not the seatpost after all. take out the seatpost and ride with it and see if it still happens? if it definitely is...
05-03-06, 01:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 515
Posted By shaq-d

what wheelset u get eggy? a $200 wheelset is a...

what wheelset u get eggy? a $200 wheelset is a good price. i'm thinking open pros or velocity's.

sd
05-03-06, 12:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,325
Posted By shaq-d

ebay and ital-tecno.com sd

ebay and ital-tecno.com

sd
05-03-06, 12:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 618
Posted By shaq-d

well, if u've done all can to fix the headset...

well, if u've done all can to fix the headset area, grease the post. then get back to me.

sd
05-03-06, 12:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,113
Posted By shaq-d

i'm still not getting this. you're telling me the...

i'm still not getting this. you're telling me the BOLT for wedge and rolo types are completely incompatible? you couldn't find one bolt that would fit your current one? i find it really hard to...
05-03-06, 12:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,367
Posted By shaq-d

um, nothing wrong with straight gauge. strongest...

um, nothing wrong with straight gauge. strongest wheel you can build. also cheapest. double butted is double the price of straight gauge spokes.

sd
05-03-06, 12:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,978
Posted By shaq-d

cold setting is doing it right..when u go to the...

cold setting is doing it right..when u go to the bike shop and they SET it to the right width. if you just bend it, as i do, it'll take a long time for the steel to actually set; it will actually...
05-03-06, 12:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,978
Posted By shaq-d

don't worry about weight. yes, a frame that has...

don't worry about weight. yes, a frame that has DT shifters can take the new brake-shift levers. nice steel frames are 531 (the old racing standard steel frame), SL (a little newer than 531, standard...
05-03-06, 12:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,978
Posted By shaq-d

this simply was not true for me. i can build up a...

this simply was not true for me. i can build up a bike, not including frame, for $450, downtube shifters, and very nice wheels. a steel frame is anywhere from 150-400. that's 850 max, and at that...
05-02-06, 01:49 PM
Replies: 47,508
Views: 1,091,780
Posted By shaq-d

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/profile.cfm?SK...

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/profile.cfm?SKU=21922&subcategory_ID=2120

diadora's. all black, look cool, and on sale.

sd
04-30-06, 10:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,978
Posted By shaq-d

yeah. just do it, and fix whatever issues come up...

yeah. just do it, and fix whatever issues come up as they come. as for spreading the frame, sure, u can use a jig whatever, etc. i don't sweat over 4mm and just use my arms. have done this to two old...
04-30-06, 10:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,113
Posted By shaq-d

what does it matter what's at the bottom? u can...

what does it matter what's at the bottom? u can unscrew the wedge and put in the rolo.

sd
04-30-06, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By shaq-d

he went to the LBS and disappeared from this...

he went to the LBS and disappeared from this thread forever..
04-30-06, 10:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By shaq-d

all u have to do is play with the barrel...

all u have to do is play with the barrel adjuster. the parktool.com site is good. basically it's like this.

go to your rear tire. look on the right side. the chain goes through a thing that hangs...
04-30-06, 10:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 618
Posted By shaq-d

woops.. i'm a roady..don't know nott'n about...

woops.. i'm a roady..don't know nott'n about those disc brakes :p toe in is not good for dual pivot road brakes...
...
Forum: Commuting
04-30-06, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15,208
Views: 10,953,889
Posted By shaq-d

commute in style

under $600... $150 for the used frame, the rest put together..

sd
04-30-06, 01:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 618
Posted By shaq-d

i woulda thunk it. that's why i said it. don't...

i woulda thunk it. that's why i said it. don't use the QR. make sure the post is greased.

to fix squealing brakes, make sure they're flat on the rim.

sd
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-06, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By shaq-d

i have a steel torelli. it's the bike i take out...

i have a steel torelli. it's the bike i take out the most; even moer than my serotta. i love the torelil.

sd
04-28-06, 08:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 618
Posted By shaq-d

seatpost creak. take it out, regrease, put it...

seatpost creak. take it out, regrease, put it back.

sd
Forum: Commuting
04-26-06, 11:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,469
Posted By shaq-d

the motorcycle goes twice as fast as the cyclist....

the motorcycle goes twice as fast as the cyclist. nuff said.

sd
04-26-06, 12:11 AM
Replies: 47,508
Views: 1,091,780
Posted By shaq-d

well, you CAN use grease if you want. i do that...

well, you CAN use grease if you want. i do that to my campy freehubs. it won't ruin it and works fine and is quiet.

sd
04-22-06, 12:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 976
Posted By shaq-d

um, how about the guy that just won fleche...

um, how about the guy that just won fleche wallone by climbing up a wall/the mur? valverde.

sd
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-06, 08:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 838
Posted By shaq-d

get what she wants. she watns the carbon stays,...

get what she wants. she watns the carbon stays, get the carbon stays.

in the meantime, put some 28c tires on her lemond.

sd
Forum: Commuting
04-18-06, 09:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 394
Posted By shaq-d

ya. not so good to time trial on a commute. good...

ya. not so good to time trial on a commute. good training for base miles means fat-burning zone heart rate, usually frmo 130-150. if your max is 198/200, then 130-150 is abuot right for your...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-06, 03:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,613
Posted By shaq-d

woot! by the way, the serotta forum is a cool...

woot! by the way, the serotta forum is a cool place to hang out too. www.serotta.com/forum

sd
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-06, 07:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,613
Posted By shaq-d

yeah, what they said. get the exactly same...

yeah, what they said. get the exactly same geometry bike she was giddy on. that's all u need to do. no point in getting a bigger sized bike; it will ride differently.

sd
04-11-06, 06:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,735
Posted By shaq-d

nice post qqy. some other good/great stores...

nice post qqy.

some other good/great stores in toronto, uptown:

Bicycle Specialties. Only open on Friday; Around Eglinton & Don Mills. Great shop, they charge whatever things actually cost, and...
04-11-06, 06:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,353
Posted By shaq-d

for what it's worth i use a brokos b17 on my...

for what it's worth i use a brokos b17 on my commuter, intiially treated with proofide, and have never covered. it's been left in the rain several times. works fine.

sd
04-10-06, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By shaq-d

he switched. as should george when he crashed the...

he switched. as should george when he crashed the first time.
04-09-06, 09:46 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 5,345
Posted By shaq-d

yeah, it shook him up. boonen can win without his...

yeah, it shook him up. boonen can win without his team; he's not quite like petacchi. but it weakened him mentally, just like hincapie's crash weakened the discovery boys mentally.

sd
04-09-06, 09:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 475
Posted By shaq-d

just watched the PR on cycling.tv. was awesome,...

just watched the PR on cycling.tv. was awesome, no problems whatsoever.
sd
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