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Forum: Introductions
06-26-06, 03:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By jabike

Welcome and hey y'all right back at ya. I hope...

Welcome and hey y'all right back at ya. I hope using that term means that you reside somewhere in the great southeast.
Forum: Introductions
06-22-06, 05:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By jabike

Say hi to Mark and Holly and the little one as...

Say hi to Mark and Holly and the little one as well. I will see Steve on Saturday. By the way Steve leads a novice road ride on Thursday evenings from the bike shop. All are welcome.
06-14-06, 03:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By jabike

If you look on the performance bike website you...

If you look on the performance bike website you will find at least ten mountain and hybrid bikes for less than $300. They may not be up to the same quality of a $500 bike but will perform admirably...
Forum: Introductions
06-13-06, 04:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By jabike

You go, girl. That's one thing nice about...

You go, girl. That's one thing nice about cycling, there's always room to do it your way. Just have fun and don't worry about anyone else. If you feel more comfortable walking in certain places,...
Forum: Introductions
06-09-06, 03:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By jabike

Welcome to the forum. Good luck on finding a...

Welcome to the forum. Good luck on finding a starter road bike. Try a lot of them before you settle on a particular bike. Even a starter road bike should give you many years of quality service.
06-07-06, 04:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By jabike

John Kovachi has built several sets of wheels for...

John Kovachi has built several sets of wheels for me over the years. http://www.kovachiwheels.com/. The good news is I have never had to true any of the wheels even though some of them have 10K or...
Forum: Introductions
05-31-06, 03:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 138
Posted By jabike

Welcome to the forum and back to biking. My only...

Welcome to the forum and back to biking. My only advice is to keep the wheels facing down and the seat facing up. If you find a pedal in the up position, push it down. When you've mastered all of...
05-05-06, 09:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,013
Posted By jabike

I think most of us have a "natural" cadence. ...

I think most of us have a "natural" cadence. Mine is apparently around 82. But when I do a lot of interval training it goes up quite a bit. I like to do interval training on a flat course with two...
Forum: Introductions
05-05-06, 03:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By jabike

Welcome. You've got some good trails to ride in...

Welcome. You've got some good trails to ride in Wisconsin. I also like some of the trails (the Munger comes to mind) across the border in Minnesota. A lot of them are perfect to pedal to some...
Forum: Introductions
04-20-06, 03:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By jabike

Let me clean this up and just say "Darn it!!!"...

Let me clean this up and just say "Darn it!!!" instead of the words I had planned. Cable43, why did you have to display that picture and Jess why did you have to mention a slice of Lorenzo's pizza? ...
Forum: Introductions
04-19-06, 05:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By jabike

Things change - last time I was there you could...

Things change - last time I was there you could ride your bike right up to the Liberty Bell. Sorry, you eating that cheesesteak for me isn't helping my lust for one. I usually start shaking almost...
Forum: Introductions
04-17-06, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By jabike

Welcome. Many people are afraid to get into...

Welcome. Many people are afraid to get into working on their own bikes. I am glad to see someone that just digs in. I also enjoy riding in the middle of Atlanta traffic and I find that rush hour...
Forum: Touring
04-14-06, 04:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By jabike

Welcome. I lived in Japan for a couple of years...

Welcome. I lived in Japan for a couple of years and bicycled all the time mostly from Hiroshima to the Marine Base at Iwakuni. Kintai was also nice. There are too many variables to tell you a good...
Forum: Introductions
04-14-06, 03:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 117
Posted By jabike

You wouldn't be the first to give up on running...

You wouldn't be the first to give up on running because of the knees. At least on a bike you can pick a different gear and spin a little faster. One of the other advantages is that on a good day...
Forum: Introductions
04-14-06, 02:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By jabike

Oh, oh, Ron. Even the hint of a suggestion that...

Oh, oh, Ron. Even the hint of a suggestion that a woman could be approaching the age of 50 could be taken with a heavy hand. I would think that anyone that rides with her Pomeranian name Molly Anna...
04-06-06, 03:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,883
Posted By jabike

It sounds like a lot of trouble where a parent is...

It sounds like a lot of trouble where a parent is trying to get a kid to learn how to ride a bike before he is ready. I learned how to ride a bike at about 6 years of age riding an adult woman's...
04-04-06, 03:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 875
Posted By jabike

You mentioned comfort on your mountain bike. ...

You mentioned comfort on your mountain bike. From brand to brand they vary drastically in geometry. My Gary Fisher has a very aggressive geometry while my wife's Trek is a little more laid back. ...
Forum: Introductions
04-04-06, 03:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By jabike

Welcome to the forum, BNG. Uhh...if you wanna...

Welcome to the forum, BNG. Uhh...if you wanna compare skidmarks from rough landings I can show you too many to count from mountain biking just north of you in Georgia. I even put "This End Up"...
Forum: Introductions
04-04-06, 03:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By jabike

Welcome, Banana Seat. I tried riding a horse a...

Welcome, Banana Seat. I tried riding a horse a couple of times as well. But, I could never find the pedals to get him going. So, I guess I will stick to my bike.
Forum: Introductions
04-03-06, 03:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By jabike

First of all, let's get the howdy and welcome to...

First of all, let's get the howdy and welcome to the forum out of the way - Howdy! Welcome!

Now we can get to some serious stuff. 44 is not middle aged. That's a young chick age. And pink...
Forum: Introductions
03-30-06, 05:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By jabike

Welcome to the forum. Yes biking is a lot better...

Welcome to the forum. Yes biking is a lot better on the knees than running. I know several ex-runners that now bike. To help the knees you can always shift to one gear easier and spin a little...
Forum: Introductions
03-30-06, 05:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By jabike

With lights you can bike at anytime. But,...

With lights you can bike at anytime. But, depending on the neighborhood, you may want to carry that wedge with you.
Forum: Introductions
03-30-06, 05:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By jabike

Welcome Christina. I think you probably have...

Welcome Christina. I think you probably have some great riding around NYC but those of us down here in Atlanta can ride year round. So come on south and we'll be glad to show you around.
03-24-06, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By jabike

I like the LeMond geometry. I ride a Buenos...

I like the LeMond geometry. I ride a Buenos Airies.
Forum: Introductions
03-15-06, 05:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By jabike

I'm from the other side of Atlanta. I know of...

I'm from the other side of Atlanta. I know of several rides that have very little auto traffic south of the city around South Fulton, Peachtree city, Coweta county, but I am not very familiar with...
Forum: Introductions
03-08-06, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By jabike

I agree with RonH that the more spokes the better...

I agree with RonH that the more spokes the better for a heavy guy. I would go with at least a 36 spoke hand built wheel, or a 40 spoke wheel.

As far as saddles go, you just have to try them. I...
02-28-06, 07:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,056
Posted By jabike

On both Trek and Cannondale you are paying a...

On both Trek and Cannondale you are paying a premium price. Other companies have compatible bikes for many bucks less. I would ride many including Jamis and Specialized.
02-24-06, 07:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,063
Posted By jabike

I used to ride a specialized hardtail/rigid fork...

I used to ride a specialized hardtail/rigid fork on extended trips all the time. I used Avocet 1.5 tires. My highest mileage was 176 miles in a day. I also took it on a 560 mile 7 day trip without...
Forum: Introductions
12-22-05, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By jabike

Welcome, Linda. Come on down to the Atlanta...

Welcome, Linda. Come on down to the Atlanta area. We don't have any snow and the biking is good this time of year. And, if you must, bring Cheeseflavor with you.

Oh, by the way, welcome. I...
Forum: Introductions
11-09-05, 06:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Posted By jabike

Yes, they are all trying to bike out of Jersey...

Yes, they are all trying to bike out of Jersey before winter has them house bound. When I go out today, should I wear a little heavier jersey? Nah, my summer weight jersey will be fine for 75...
Forum: Introductions
10-27-05, 03:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By jabike

Some of the best riding is that section where the...

Some of the best riding is that section where the silver comet ends and the chief ladiga begins. It will be nice when they finish it all the way. There's a few of us getting together to ride the...
Forum: Introductions
10-27-05, 03:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By jabike

Welcome, Foxgirl, pleased to meet you. I hope...

Welcome, Foxgirl, pleased to meet you. I hope you find lots of info here. What kind of riding do you do?
Forum: Introductions
10-26-05, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By jabike

I visited Alabama this past weekend from Atlanta...

I visited Alabama this past weekend from Atlanta to ride the Chief Ladiga. Had a great time.
Forum: Introductions
10-13-05, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By jabike

Both Trek and Giant make some fine bikes. And,...

Both Trek and Giant make some fine bikes. And, they make a bike that fits just about everyone's needs and pocketbook. If you ride both, you may find that the geometry of one fits you a little...
Forum: Introductions
10-13-05, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By jabike

Welcome to the bike forums. If I can offer you...

Welcome to the bike forums. If I can offer you one piece of advice, don't buy the first bike someone offers you. Try many bikes, preferrably from different bike shops to examine not only the fit of...
10-13-05, 04:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 198,751
Posted By jabike

I ride in a casual group from time to time and...

I ride in a casual group from time to time and several people have Townies. Not one has ever done anything but brag on how happy they are with their bikes. Narrow rims are not unique to Townies -...
09-30-05, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,541
Posted By jabike

Sheldon Brown has a tire width/rim width chart...

Sheldon Brown has a tire width/rim width chart available at http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire_sizing.html
This chart will show you what width tires are safe to ride on what interior width of rim.
Forum: Introductions
09-30-05, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By jabike

Many years ago when I was in the same predicament...

Many years ago when I was in the same predicament as you, I entitled a paper with a simple title "Meaning". On the first page I wrote, "Do I have a true meaning?" I used some very excellent...
09-30-05, 02:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 592
Posted By jabike

Hey Steve, That's one of the reasons I...

Hey Steve,

That's one of the reasons I moved south is for the year around riding. Around here I manage to get the same mileage in even in December and January - I try for 700 miles a month but...
Forum: Introductions
09-29-05, 04:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By jabike

For those of us to your east it is hard for us to...

For those of us to your east it is hard for us to imagine that others would try to imitate or copy by repeating our cry of GO DAWGS.

A few posts have mentioned Oak Mtn. Is it worth a trip over...
Forum: Introductions
09-26-05, 03:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By jabike

You were doing good until that Roll Tide comment....

You were doing good until that Roll Tide comment. You should have closed with a Go Dawgs! My wife also rides a Trek 4500. Several of my friends have used it when we have gone trail riding. It...
Forum: Introductions
09-26-05, 03:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By jabike

Welcome GraceMan from up the road a piece on the...

Welcome GraceMan from up the road a piece on the southside of Atlanta. You need to put a sign on the last two rows of pews that says, "spandex only" and schedule rides right after the morning...
09-23-05, 09:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,602
Posted By jabike

The shock can probably be repaired or replaced if...

The shock can probably be repaired or replaced if you go to a bike shop. First, though, I think WalMart should repair or replace if it was only 4 days old. One other thought, if you buy a mountain...
Forum: Introductions
09-22-05, 06:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By jabike

Welcome Joe. You probably have some beautiful...

Welcome Joe. You probably have some beautiful country in that area to ride in. Is it a good place to meditate at plan that next sermon?
09-19-05, 04:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By jabike

I've had fairly good luck with several Conti...

I've had fairly good luck with several Conti tires used for touring, but I am not familiar with that particular one. I have used the Conti Top Touring tires in both 28mm and 32mm widths and they...
Forum: Introductions
09-19-05, 04:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By jabike

Welcome from another Atlanta area cyclist. What...

Welcome from another Atlanta area cyclist. What kind of riding do you do?
Forum: Introductions
09-13-05, 05:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By jabike

Welcome. What kind of riding do you do? What...

Welcome. What kind of riding do you do? What kind of bikes do you have?
Forum: Introductions
09-11-05, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By jabike

Darn it, now you went and did it. For some all...

Darn it, now you went and did it. For some all it takes is one try and you are an addict. The only thing left for you now is to join some of the other addicts in your area and go to the meetings...
09-10-05, 07:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,041
Posted By jabike

Hey, jcring, a friend of mine wrote something in...

Hey, jcring, a friend of mine wrote something in about five minutes which gives me columns on my palm for date/time miles and comments that interfaces with an excel database.
09-10-05, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By jabike

Yea!!! Reel her in, Bubba, we caught another one.

Yea!!! Reel her in, Bubba, we caught another one.
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