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Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-12, 08:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,814
Posted By rmwun54

Take a look at this saddle.

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCEqProduct.jsp?spid=57285

I have been using this saddle for 5 years now and it is one of the most comfortable saddle I ever had. It comes in two width; I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-12, 05:35 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,382
Posted By rmwun54

Upgrading to improve positioning.

My bike oringinally costed $2,300 in 2000; I've recently upgraded the fork from threaded to threadless, the headset, stem, new rims, new rear derailleur, chain cassette, new crankset; for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-12, 02:35 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,470
Posted By rmwun54

My favorite lube

DuPont Performance Lubricants - Dupont Teflon Multi-Use Dry Wax, I found this on the internent and I love it. I use to use White Lighting, but they discontinued their aerosol spray can product that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-11, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 728
Posted By rmwun54

So was the seat up to your expectation?

So was the seat up to your expectation?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-11, 05:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 774
Posted By rmwun54

Saddle recommendation

Specialized Indie XC saddle, from Specialized site. Love this saddle, period.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-11, 11:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,192
Posted By rmwun54

Cheap Ti frame

You are asking for the impossible. Used maybe, but I doubt it. Wait a little longer and save up the amount you will need to purchase something within reach. Other than that buy something else you...
12-31-09, 04:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 377
Posted By rmwun54

Manitou R7 Elite TPC 2009

Hey there, anyone use or have this fork, just would like to know your opinion of it's performance.
How many miles you've put on it, what your riding weight, and anything else you could think of?...
10-23-09, 09:00 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,058
Posted By rmwun54

It is illegal to ride with earphones on while...

It is illegal to ride with earphones on while cycling according to CA law. I was informed this by a highway patrolmen, as he was ordering me to take them off. I wasn't cited but he said it was a...
10-13-09, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 922
Posted By rmwun54

http://www.wallbike.com/components/handlebars.html...

http://www.wallbike.com/components/handlebars.html

Here is a site that carries them. Butterfly bars or trekking bars.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-09, 12:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,608
Posted By rmwun54

On my road bike I switched from a 100mm stem to a...

On my road bike I switched from a 100mm stem to a 120mm stem and the difference that was noticeable was on downhill taking winding turns. The longer stem felt not so twitchey through out the turns;...
10-04-09, 10:50 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,550
Posted By rmwun54

Never used a tension meter since my first build. ...

Never used a tension meter since my first build. The rims (Open Pros) that I had started with is about 10 years old and have not been trued much since I built them. My second pair of rims (Velocity...
10-03-09, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,868
Posted By rmwun54

Dean titanium bikes. ...

Dean titanium bikes. http://www.deanbikes.com/menu.htm
09-30-09, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By rmwun54

Gears, oh WTB Crosswolf 700c x 32, good for...

Gears, oh WTB Crosswolf 700c x 32, good for street and dirt.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-09, 10:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,644
Posted By rmwun54

Running is the king of all exercise stated by the...

Running is the king of all exercise stated by the late Bruce Lee; with that in mind it would be the quickest way to lose some weight and get stronger, but do not run on asphalt or cement, it will...
09-15-09, 12:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,509
Posted By rmwun54

Because it taste so good. Water quenches your...

Because it taste so good. Water quenches your thirst, soda hits the taste buds spot like no other. I don't drink soda anymore except for twice or less a year, just for the fun of it. That's life in...
09-15-09, 12:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,278
Posted By rmwun54

I have a Giant touring bike with a 29'er...

I have a Giant touring bike with a 29'er suspension fork on it and the tires are WTB 700c x 35 Cross Wolf that works quite well on fire roads. The 700c cyclocross tires are measured to a 28" size...
Forum: Touring
08-25-09, 10:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,894
Posted By rmwun54

I have one of my bikes set up with a 52/38 and...

I have one of my bikes set up with a 52/38 and 11/32 9speed cassette that I use for a loaded touring riding and it does just fine. I've ridden 140 miles with few moderate climbs with 25lbs of gear...
08-19-09, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,269
Posted By rmwun54

Buy it used in the recycler, craiglist, ebay, a...

Buy it used in the recycler, craiglist, ebay, a bike shop that sells used bikes, etc... before you go for the other alternative. You'll get a better bike if you know what to look for; if not settle...
08-15-09, 10:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,682
Posted By rmwun54

Front tire 26x2.1 Maxxis Crossmark Back tire...

Front tire 26x2.1 Maxxis Crossmark Back tire 26x1.9 Kenda street off road tire.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-09, 10:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,222
Posted By rmwun54

I've had a high speed wobble once and that was...

I've had a high speed wobble once and that was because of a deep dish aero rim that I had while riding through a cross wind at speed. So I got rid of the rim and only use semi-aero rims instead and...
06-29-09, 11:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 922
Posted By rmwun54

I'm running a 12-34 9 speed cassette with a...

I'm running a 12-34 9 speed cassette with a 53/39/24 crank with a XT rear derailleur though and it works great.
06-29-09, 11:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,325
Posted By rmwun54

Your Avid mechanical disc must not be adjusted...

Your Avid mechanical disc must not be adjusted correctly because they are a pretty good brake.
Replies: 8
Views: 2,560
Posted By rmwun54

The difference is big if you go from a 100mm to a...

The difference is big if you go from a 100mm to a 120mm. The 100mm stem was a quicker steer response than the 120mm stem on my road bike, but I went for the 120mm stem because it was more stable on...
05-19-09, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By rmwun54

How about this. ...

How about this. http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCEqProduct.jsp?spid=42055&eid=348

I have this on my touring bike; the 155mm model.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-09, 08:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,851
Posted By rmwun54

53/38 with 11/32 9 speed cassette. Good all...

53/38 with 11/32 9 speed cassette. Good all around set up for me; hills or flats.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-09, 12:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 782
Posted By rmwun54

04-24-09, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,129
Posted By rmwun54

Try relubing inner part of shifter, that resolve...

Try relubing inner part of shifter, that resolve my problem that I had.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-09, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 874
Posted By rmwun54

I went from a 100mm to 120mm stem and what I...

I went from a 100mm to 120mm stem and what I notice was when riding down a fast winding road the front end feels way more stable than with the shorter stem. So I'm glad I did it.
04-12-09, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By rmwun54

I have XT derailleur with Ultegra cassette, no...

I have XT derailleur with Ultegra cassette, no problems.
03-23-09, 12:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,550
Posted By rmwun54

28er is my choice. That's a 700cx35 cyclocross...

28er is my choice. That's a 700cx35 cyclocross set up with 29er suspension fork, really cool.
03-23-09, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By rmwun54

It's a nice bike, now your hooked!

It's a nice bike, now your hooked!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-09, 12:18 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,890
Posted By rmwun54

Make sure it's a 53/39/30 triple so that you...

Make sure it's a 53/39/30 triple so that you would still have the double set up of a double crankset like most roadies. My opinion.
Forum: Foo
03-14-09, 11:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,136
Posted By rmwun54

Comic books.

Comic books.
03-14-09, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,702
Posted By rmwun54

The type of riding that you do most: hills,...

The type of riding that you do most: hills, trails, street, all around. On my road bike I finally decided to put a Shimano XT rear derailleur on it for the sake of having a variety of cassette...
Forum: Commuting
03-14-09, 10:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,949
Posted By rmwun54

Saddles are an individual fit particullar to your...

Saddles are an individual fit particullar to your sit bones, so first you need to find out what width seat you will desire, second what kind of support, and third what kind of design in a saddle...
03-07-09, 09:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,010
Posted By rmwun54

One note about cross bike vs. road bike: 50/34...

One note about cross bike vs. road bike: 50/34 crank vs. 53/39 crank
03-07-09, 09:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 698
Posted By rmwun54

Is the rim true.

Is the rim true.
03-03-09, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By rmwun54

All will work fine.

All will work fine.
Forum: Touring
02-25-09, 11:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,031
Posted By rmwun54

I've been riding with PG's ever since they were...

I've been riding with PG's ever since they were introduced, MTB, touring, and beater bike, but my roadie is clipless just because that is what we roadies do. I have five bikes and four of them are...
02-13-09, 02:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 674
Posted By rmwun54

The key things you get with yoga is relaxed...

The key things you get with yoga is relaxed focus, quality breath control, flexibility, and a sense of calmness; all of which will aide your performance during a ride.
Forum: Foo
02-07-09, 02:05 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,385
Posted By rmwun54

I bought a pair of Mavic 719 rims, Shimano XT...

I bought a pair of Mavic 719 rims, Shimano XT rear derailleur, new Kool Stop brake pads, and a 10 pack of brake and shifter cables.
02-06-09, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,145
Posted By rmwun54

2008 RockShox Reba Race

Reba Race came on a bike I had purchased in 2008, it is a good shock when it works, but the shock has failed twice already. Basically the shock collasped and never sprang back. RockShox does repair...
Forum: Commuting
02-05-09, 07:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,872
Posted By rmwun54

I have 4 bikes with Power Grips, wouldn't leave...

I have 4 bikes with Power Grips, wouldn't leave home without them, that said I find that they worked their best when combined with a good platform pedal. Most of the people I know use them due to my...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-09, 01:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,386
Posted By rmwun54

I use Tuffy liners on three of my bikes and I can...

I use Tuffy liners on three of my bikes and I can say that it has been three years since I can remember having a flat.
Forum: Commuting
01-27-09, 01:04 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,913
Posted By rmwun54

Five bikes. Classic Italian Bianchi for errand...

Five bikes. Classic Italian Bianchi for errand bike, Classic Trek 9000 just because, Giant touring bike for do it all bike, Dean Ti road bike for just that, and a Trek 7000 for the MTB thing.
01-09-09, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By rmwun54

I've had that problem and what worked for me was...

I've had that problem and what worked for me was a good shot of Superlube teflon lube at all pivoting areas. I have friends that had that problem also, and the shot of Superlube did the trick.
11-09-08, 12:00 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,152
Posted By rmwun54

Bicycle freeways.

Bicycle freeways.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-08, 12:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,063
Posted By rmwun54

They are all good; Dean Ti.

They are all good; Dean Ti.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-08, 09:44 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,141
Posted By rmwun54

38x32, it helps to have the easier gear when legs...

38x32, it helps to have the easier gear when legs aren't up to par.
10-17-08, 02:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,392
Posted By rmwun54

Both two different performances, running weight...

Both two different performances, running weight bearing, cycling not weight bearing. Running wears your body out more than cycling would because of this. So it's a yin yang thing. I do both and...
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