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Forum: Foo
02-12-12, 08:28 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,133
Posted By Lambo

I'd buy lots of land in the mountains in various...

I'd buy lots of land in the mountains in various states.
Forum: Commuting
12-02-10, 12:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,779
Posted By Lambo

Marmot DriClime

I use a Marmot DriClime jacket I got from Sierra Tradingpost for cold weather riding.
I believe it is very breathable. It adds a bit of warmth and yesterday and today was comfortable riding with...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-10, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,932
Posted By Lambo

I don't have personal experience with any of the...

I don't have personal experience with any of the others but I can recommend the Vittoria Randonneur Pro. It is very tough and smooth rolling.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-10, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By Lambo

Keep 'em both.

Keep 'em both.
05-17-10, 02:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,328
Posted By Lambo

I'd start out with what's simplest and cheapest: ...

I'd start out with what's simplest and cheapest:
1. 39 or 38 tooth chainwheel
2. Freewheel with 28 or 30 tooth big cog - available at Harris Cyclery

You'll want the 39 or 38 tooth chainring with...
Forum: Foo
05-17-10, 02:05 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,885
Posted By Lambo

Why do you care?

Why do you care?
05-12-10, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By Lambo

Gatorskins. Pasela Tourguards. Schwalbe brand...

Gatorskins.
Pasela Tourguards.
Schwalbe brand road tires.
Forum: Commuting
05-12-10, 07:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,192
Posted By Lambo

Ding. Ding. Ding. We have a winner. I believe...

Ding. Ding. Ding. We have a winner.
I believe the All Terrainasauri are decent commuting tires.
One wipeout is not necessarily the tires' fault.
You may not have crashed if you had different tires...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-10, 09:03 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,136
Posted By Lambo

Tons of people use CX bikes for commuting. I...

Tons of people use CX bikes for commuting.
I use my Cross Check and have for years.
Fatter tires are probably the main advantage over a road bike.
04-11-09, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By Lambo

I've had some pretty good sized cuts from glass...

I've had some pretty good sized cuts from glass and they've never spread.
but all the tips above wouldn't hurt.
Forum: Touring
03-17-09, 12:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,467
Posted By Lambo

I haven't actually toured on them per se, but I...

I haven't actually toured on them per se, but I am a big guy who carries a pertty heavy load in my backpack while commuting and the Vittoria Randonneur Pros have proven fast rolling and tough.
03-10-09, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By Lambo

I was able to clean some grime off an old...

I was able to clean some grime off an old Motobecane I found with WD 40 and a soft rag or paper towels.
Not sure it'll work on baked on grease but its worth a try.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-09, 10:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,682
Posted By Lambo

It's a crossWALK, not a crossride.

It's a crossWALK, not a crossride.
03-04-09, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 17,897
Posted By Lambo

go to your local bike shop and ask them. You...

go to your local bike shop and ask them.

You haven't even specified what type of bike it is or how many speeds her bike has now.
It kinda makes a difference.

Like, I have started running. How...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-09, 04:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,099
Posted By Lambo

Skinny tires on the wheels you have now. ...

Skinny tires on the wheels you have now.
Continental Sport Contacts in 26 x 1.6
03-03-09, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 734
Posted By Lambo

I don't think there are any exercises that will...

I don't think there are any exercises that will keep you from growing.
03-03-09, 03:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,757
Posted By Lambo

I bought a pair of baggy cycling shorts from...

I bought a pair of baggy cycling shorts from love2pedal.
They were a decent buy.
I like the Primal Wear jersey designs quite a bit.

The only actual jersey I own is a fatcyclist jersey that Fatty...
02-13-09, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By Lambo

Shifter cable tension might be too low. Tighten...

Shifter cable tension might be too low. Tighten 'em up. It's easy and FREE!
Forum: Commuting
02-12-09, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,028
Posted By Lambo

I'm pretty impressed with my randonneur pros in...

I'm pretty impressed with my randonneur pros in terms of resistance to punctures and nice rolling ability. The hyper seems to be 30 gms lighter with an additional puncture proof layer. Price isn't...
11-12-08, 01:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,239
Posted By Lambo

I believe there was a 69cm bike on...

I believe there was a 69cm bike on austin.craigslist recently.
Forum: Texas
10-13-08, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By Lambo

You could ride from Spyglass, but I wouldn't. ...

You could ride from Spyglass, but I wouldn't.

Try the apartments in and around Barton Hills Boulevard.
You could ride if you wanted but it its raining or whatever, the #29 bus goes right to...
10-08-08, 07:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,519
Posted By Lambo

I used my L2D Q5 helmet mounted last night. I'm...

I used my L2D Q5 helmet mounted last night. I'm very impressed! On very dark sections of my ride under bridges, etc. I had all the light I needed. But I can see how I might add one to the handlebars.
10-07-08, 12:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,749
Posted By Lambo

More bikes are much less expensive than a wife.

More bikes are much less expensive than a wife.
09-25-08, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,532
Posted By Lambo

Brake upgrade for CrossCheck?

What are some of the brakes y'all have successfully upgraded from the stock CrossCheck brakes?
I have an almost uncureable squeal from the rear. A friend of mine said a brake upgrade may cure this...
09-25-08, 12:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,678
Posted By Lambo

I have found my Vittoria Randonneur Pro tires in...

I have found my Vittoria Randonneur Pro tires in 700cx35mm to be very nice. $24.99 at Nashbar right now.
Reflective sidewall, very puncture proof (I ride through lots of glass, not by choice.)
In...
07-25-08, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By Lambo

Thanks guys. Now if only I could find the...

Thanks guys.

Now if only I could find the Primal Wear Iron Maiden jersey with Eddie riding the motorcycle in 3XL.
07-24-08, 12:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,047
Posted By Lambo

A friend of mine works at a bike shop here in...

A friend of mine works at a bike shop here in Austin and says bike sales are WAY up over last year.
07-24-08, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By Lambo

Sublimated jerseys and wear?

How resistant to wear from carrying a backpack are sublimated jerseys?
Anyone have experience in this regard?

I don't want to buy a jersey with a fancy design on that gets worn off by my pack.
Forum: Commuting
07-15-08, 01:50 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,945
Posted By Lambo

A 2 mile walk is what, maybe 30-35 minutes? I...

A 2 mile walk is what, maybe 30-35 minutes? I understand you're in the desert and it may be hot, but still...
07-15-08, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By Lambo

There might be a Helicoil set that you or your...

There might be a Helicoil set that you or your LBS can insert into the threads. Google Helicoil.
Forum: Texas
07-15-08, 08:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,200
Posted By Lambo

The bike racks on the buses that drive the...

The bike racks on the buses that drive the popular routes can often be full. They only carry 2 bikes.
07-14-08, 12:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,030
Posted By Lambo

Where I live, all the pawn shops sell bolt...

Where I live, all the pawn shops sell bolt cutters for cheap. Bolt cutters cut through cable like buttah.
Forum: Commuting
07-08-08, 12:03 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,312
Posted By Lambo

In order of most common usage: 1. Capital Metro...

In order of most common usage:
1. Capital Metro bus system
2. Carpool in wife's Toyota Matrix
3. Drive 1987 Toyota 4Runner
07-08-08, 12:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,715
Posted By Lambo

I don't really care about the Tour de France or...

I don't really care about the Tour de France or any another bike race.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-08, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 914
Posted By Lambo

There are a TON of bike stores here. ...

There are a TON of bike stores here.

Freewheeling by the UT campus is cool as is Ozone bikes.
Mellow Johnny's is an interesting walk through.
I like Bicycle Sport Shop. They service my bike...
07-02-08, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 633
Posted By Lambo

Limbaugh's a fat, pillhead tool.

Limbaugh's a fat, pillhead tool.
06-26-08, 03:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,427
Posted By Lambo

How much more black could it be? The answer is...

How much more black could it be? The answer is none. None more black.



(I'm surprised no one has quoted this yet.)
06-26-08, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By Lambo

I've read here and at Sheldon's site that pins...

I've read here and at Sheldon's site that pins only help on upshifting.
None of the chainrings on my CrossCheck have pins. And it shifts up and down.
I suspect having a big chainring with pins...
Forum: Texas
06-23-08, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,118
Posted By Lambo

Fort Davis? There's the Fort and McDonald...

Fort Davis?
There's the Fort and McDonald Observatory for sight seeing.
NIce swimming pool at the Indian Lodge in the State Park.
And I haven't ridden around there, but there's fabulous scenery...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-08, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By Lambo

You may need to adjust your saddle or buy a...

You may need to adjust your saddle or buy a different one.
Forum: Introductions
06-13-08, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By Lambo

Any bike is better than driving a car. Be...

Any bike is better than driving a car.

Be sure you follow traffic laws, stop at red lights and stop signs, and ride courteously and most importantly, enjoy the ride.
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 03:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 892
Posted By Lambo

I have Coppertone Sport SPF 50 here at the...

I have Coppertone Sport SPF 50 here at the office. I believe it blocks both UVA and UVB.
At home I cheaped out and got a local store brand high SPF sunscreen. It's not as nice.
From now on I'll get...
06-03-08, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By Lambo

Yeah, could be chainring bolts loose or the pedal...

Yeah, could be chainring bolts loose or the pedal needs to be lubed/tightened.
05-28-08, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,459
Posted By Lambo

Soma has a selection of tires with colored...

Soma has a selection of tires with colored sidewalls made for them by Panasonic.
05-22-08, 07:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,485
Posted By Lambo

101F on Tuesday, probably only about 50%...

101F on Tuesday, probably only about 50% humidity. But I rode to the gym, worked out, rode home.
It was rough. Not because of the heat necessarily. Stayed up too late watching basketball (Go...
05-20-08, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By Lambo

Cateye EL 410. $20 at Nashbar. I have the EL...

Cateye EL 410. $20 at Nashbar.
I have the EL 400 (less bright, but batts last longer) and I love it.
It's not a light to see by, but to be seen.
Can be handlebar or helmet mounted. I prefer helmet...
05-14-08, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By Lambo

Since when does 16 grams equal a pound? From my...

Since when does 16 grams equal a pound?
From my high school days I seem to remember that roughly 23 grams are in an oz.
05-08-08, 02:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 935
Posted By Lambo

I have a CrossCheck and its served me well. I...

I have a CrossCheck and its served me well. I have weighed up to 265 and carry a backpack that can get up to about 20-25 lbs or so. I couldn't keep the stock wheels true even after having the stock...
05-02-08, 01:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,890
Posted By Lambo

I agree with pretty much everyone above. My...

I agree with pretty much everyone above.
My CrossCheck came stock with SpeedMaxes. Not much flat protection.
The Michelin Sprints I used after that were the same way. Cross tires are race tires.
...
05-02-08, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By Lambo

Could also be the cable tension is too low. ...

Could also be the cable tension is too low.
Check Sheldon Brown's site about ghost shifting. As I recall, he covers the phenomenon pretty well.
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