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07-06-11, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By GeoLes

Re regreasing a seat post. It is not advised...

Re regreasing a seat post. It is not advised that you apply lubricant to carbon fibre. How do I prevent seizure of carbon post on carbon frame? (Yes, there is an aluminum sleeeve in the tube?
07-06-11, 10:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 324
Posted By GeoLes

Working on frozen carbon seat post in carbon frame

I know this topic has been overdone, but rather than wading through tons of old posts on the topic, I would like to start a new one.

Bottom line, I have a frozen carbon seat (should be saddle...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-09, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By GeoLes

It really depends on the type of cycling you plan...

It really depends on the type of cycling you plan to do. If you said you were going to enter crits I would say you need more bike than that. If you just want to tool about on the road, it may be...
07-02-09, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By GeoLes

Steering is twisted all the way backwards is all....

Steering is twisted all the way backwards is all. All y ou have to do is return the bars to the front position again. Took a while to notice it though - Hey. I was distracted.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-09, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By GeoLes

After a while you will become acustomed. I have...

After a while you will become acustomed. I have a Fuji Ace, purchased CA 1990 with down tube shifters. I don't ride it that much (mostly on the trainer), but when I want to shift, it takes a moment...
07-01-09, 02:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,903
Posted By GeoLes

Well, better late than never, I always say, even...

Well, better late than never, I always say, even if it's months later.........

Besides there may be other newbs lurking who can use the info.
07-01-09, 07:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,903
Posted By GeoLes

When you do get to it, 1 Remove one side of...

When you do get to it,

1 Remove one side of the tire bead and the innertube.
2. Carefully examine the outside of the tire for imbeded debris (you may have to pinch the tread a bit to find it if...
07-01-09, 06:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,097
Posted By GeoLes

If all else fails, you can apply a little "Shoe...

If all else fails, you can apply a little "Shoe Goo" or similar product used for sneaker repair. It's a quick, cheap fix.
06-30-09, 03:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,713
Posted By GeoLes

I had a similar experience on an incline at the...

I had a similar experience on an incline at the end of 30-mile ride. This is a popular intersection where motorists are know for "rolling through the stop sign", taking a very brief look, after...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-09, 02:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,657
Posted By GeoLes

Wilma's husband

Wilma's husband
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-09, 01:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,657
Posted By GeoLes

Isn't this supposed to be about personal efforts?...

Isn't this supposed to be about personal efforts? Why would a person doing his best quarter centry take away from my best century effort just because we share the same finish line. If anything, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-09, 01:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,411
Posted By GeoLes

I usually do a slow ride through the car wash...

I usually do a slow ride through the car wash about once a week. Wear goggles though, the hot wax is murder on the eyes!!!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-09, 02:29 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,616
Posted By GeoLes

Simple solution. Stay away from the roads...

Simple solution.

Stay away from the roads that go by the freshly fertilized fields. - Next question
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-09, 01:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,491
Posted By GeoLes

I once did a major clean up and some adjustments...

I once did a major clean up and some adjustments on my bike the day before. Got on the bike for a 20 mile early the next cloudy morning and 3 miles from home, you guessed it. "PSssssssssss" Went...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-09, 01:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,491
Posted By GeoLes

One day you are going to have just 2 cartridges. ...

One day you are going to have just 2 cartridges. When you get that third flat.......

http://www.dalescycles.com/product_p/specairtoolmini.htm


I use the Specialized Air tol mini frame pump. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-09, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By GeoLes

Cycling causes infertility? Is that because we...

Cycling causes infertility? Is that because we are out on the road instead of at home procreating?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-09, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By GeoLes

I have to agree with the re-centered wheel...

I have to agree with the re-centered wheel theory. It's a good place to start. With the bike on the floor release the QR lever. If the wheel is not properly centered in the dropout, it should auto...
06-29-09, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,457
Posted By GeoLes

Without actually seeing it, it is difficult to...

Without actually seeing it, it is difficult to diagnose. There are very few moving parts in a QR hub. You may have a faulty one. Ihttp://www.jimlangley.net/wrench/quickreleasesexplained.html Here...
06-29-09, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,457
Posted By GeoLes

Is the quick release mechanism tight enough. ...

Is the quick release mechanism tight enough. Flip up the handle. Give it another turn or two and snug it down tight. If it still occurs drop it by the bike shop for a lookover.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-09, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By GeoLes

By all means climb. When you climb focus on...

By all means climb. When you climb focus on making perfect circles rather than "mashing down harder". In order to survive a long hill, it is helpful to focus on one part of the hill at a time. ...
06-26-09, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,398
Posted By GeoLes

I had that experience too. In my case it was the...

I had that experience too. In my case it was the cleat mounting on the sole of the shoe. Double check that all the screws are tight. I use Keo Carbons.
06-26-09, 07:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,974
Posted By GeoLes

A basic tuneup should not cost you $100. Do a...

A basic tuneup should not cost you $100. Do a drop in and ask about the tuneup packages.
06-25-09, 02:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,468
Posted By GeoLes

I think J & R Tobacco invented the first bike...

I think J & R Tobacco invented the first bike seat.

I am suprised that on one corrected the obvious flaw. It's not a seat, its a saddle. - Remember the Marlboro Man? He rode a saddle too and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-09, 02:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,341
Posted By GeoLes

I think cyclists disagree on that one. We...

I think cyclists disagree on that one. We generally agree that the big/big and small/small combinations are not good, but the others generally are okay. Some keep a 1-2 gear buffer. I think this is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-09, 02:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,720
Posted By GeoLes

I would show you this picture.... But.....

I would show you this picture.... But.....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-09, 02:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,720
Posted By GeoLes

I expected hot postings, but wasn't expecting to...

I expected hot postings, but wasn't expecting to see any dirty pictures......
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-09, 02:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,203
Posted By GeoLes

I experience the opposite. Lately my shoes feel...

I experience the opposite. Lately my shoes feel loose when I start biking and tend to "snug up" as I warn into the ride. I tend ro ride with thicker socks as a result.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-09, 02:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,834
Posted By GeoLes

There you have it. The bottom line is "To each,...

There you have it. The bottom line is "To each, his own".
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-09, 01:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,341
Posted By GeoLes

There are some benefits to weight lifting,...

There are some benefits to weight lifting, jogging, x-country skiing, etc. Cross-training is good......


Oh, Cross Chaining, not cross training.......

::never mind::

Here's to you Gilda...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-09, 12:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,834
Posted By GeoLes

Wear what you want. Most "roadies" don't use...

Wear what you want. Most "roadies" don't use them for both practical and "image" reasons. They do tend to be uncomfortable on your back during long, very hot rides, and may not be necessary if you...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-09, 09:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,337
Posted By GeoLes

I have severe knee cartilage loss as well. After...

I have severe knee cartilage loss as well. After extensive therapy I am not quite normal. The key is to strengthen the muscle groups that impact the knee. The stronger and more flexible they are,...
06-25-09, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By GeoLes

Yep. It's a spoke protector. Mandatory safety...

Yep. It's a spoke protector. Mandatory safety item on certain bikes to prevent you from suing the manufacturer if the deraileur cage goes into moving spokes (which never happens, exept maybe with...
06-25-09, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By GeoLes

http://www.jimlangley.net/wrench/keepitquiet.html...

http://www.jimlangley.net/wrench/keepitquiet.html

http://www.jimlangley.net/wrench/cleandrivetrain.htm


- 'nuff said.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-09, 02:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 870
Posted By GeoLes

"Big box" and "Bullleye" stores have some bargain...

"Big box" and "Bullleye" stores have some bargain items that are adequate for cycling. Unfortunately this floor pump "ain't" on of them. The best floor pump I have ever owned is the Specialized Air...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-09, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By GeoLes

Good one. Speaking as a rollerskater as...

Good one.


Speaking as a rollerskater as well as a roadie (I said "rollerskater" not rollerblader., Yes, I am what they call a "quad snob".), It looks like an improved rollerblade. I noticed...
06-24-09, 08:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 978
Posted By GeoLes

Good thought. That was long, long ago. In my...

Good thought. That was long, long ago. In my then state of mind, I was not "thinking very green". Besides it was The Bronx. Abandoned stuff was a common form of litter. Anyway the "hyhenas" - (a...
06-24-09, 07:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 978
Posted By GeoLes

I had a bike vandalized years, and years ago...

I had a bike vandalized years, and years ago while locked outside the security booth at college, of all places. I returned from the first day of classes with new books to be bungeed to the rear rack...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-09, 11:25 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,718
Posted By GeoLes

Maybe I missed something, but

What a way to think of a relationship. I didn't see any of that in the first post. I believe he said he gets 1000% support form is wife andis able to do regular 2-3 hour rides, but that is the...
06-23-09, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,953
Posted By GeoLes

I did a little checking and it seems the powder...

I did a little checking and it seems the powder is the same powder Agent 007 used on his bike.

"Bond.

Gold Bond"
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-09, 10:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,024
Posted By GeoLes

There is a Notional Bike Registry website, where...

There is a Notional Bike Registry website, where you can register your bike. You do get an ugly sticker to post under the bottom bracket or some place inconspicuous. You also get a metal tag to hang...
06-22-09, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By GeoLes

I don't know about the bike fit you received. ...

I don't know about the bike fit you received. There is the quick, ballpark type fit which pretty much involved a bike person "eyeballing" you riding position (Is the seat high enough? Do you look...
06-22-09, 02:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,468
Posted By GeoLes

I must also add: "If God intended for man to...

I must also add:

"If God intended for man to fly, He would have given him wings."

or the brains to figure out how to make an airplane..
06-22-09, 11:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 778
Posted By GeoLes

I gotta go with keep it simple. A multi-tool, a...

I gotta go with keep it simple. A multi-tool, a set of tire levers, a patch kit, replacement inner tube and a small frame pump are about all you need. Just make sure the allen wrench set included...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-09, 10:10 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,718
Posted By GeoLes

You have already stated it well. Quote: ...

You have already stated it well.

Quote:
I love my wife and she's 1000% more important to me than cycling....but I love the cycling and I guess I want to have my cake and eat it too."
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-09, 02:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,535
Posted By GeoLes

Luke 11:9

Luke 11:9
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-09, 02:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,535
Posted By GeoLes

Off topic: Dude. Where did you get the...

Off topic:

Dude.

Where did you get the Captain Cisco clip from Deep Space 9? DS9 is the persona non-grata of the Star Trek sequals. You can find Stilted Kirk, Stalwart Picard, Sassy Janeway,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-09, 02:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,535
Posted By GeoLes

Not as a carry on, (unless you want to pay for an...

Not as a carry on, (unless you want to pay for an additonal seat on the plane). More likely it will be extra baggage stored in the belly of the plane. Unfortunately it could cost as much as your...
06-17-09, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,400
Posted By GeoLes

I used to have the same problem until I learned...

I used to have the same problem until I learned to inflate the tube with just enough air to give it shape after inserting the stem into the valve hole, eliminating the overlap that gets caught by the...
06-17-09, 08:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,184
Posted By GeoLes

Standard tire levers work well, and some even can...

Standard tire levers work well, and some even can do it without the use of a lever. But I use ...
06-17-09, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By GeoLes

Another less orthodox frame mount location is...

Another less orthodox frame mount location is under the down tube. That is where I mounted my road morph before changing to a Specialized bottle cage mount, basically moving my pump from the...
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