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05-18-09, 12:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 554
Posted By Crast

I haven't checked into this thread in 4 weeks,...

I haven't checked into this thread in 4 weeks, but today I am at 253; that is 12 lbs less than a month ago. I am pretty stoked, to say the least. My goal was to drop below 260 in May, maybe I will...
05-18-09, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By Crast

I think you sort of answered my question in my...

I think you sort of answered my question in my post, I'm not actually sure how to word it better. I'm at a low weight point for my second time around, yet I'm eating more and more; I don't want the...
05-18-09, 08:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 703
Posted By Crast

I find when you pull up to them at the light to...

I find when you pull up to them at the light to ask them to nicely clarify what they were saying, they roll up their window and take on a strange fascination at staring forwards at a speck of dust or...
05-18-09, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By Crast

I'm fairly sure I dropped just under 270 at the...

I'm fairly sure I dropped just under 270 at the beginning of may, but I'm not entirely clear. All I know for sure is that in the third week of april I was still at 272. For sure I have lost 19 lbs...
Forum: Foo
05-17-09, 07:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,209
Posted By Crast

Scooping works. You will notice most japanese and...

Scooping works. You will notice most japanese and chinese dishes use stickier or clumpier rice. If you're making your own stir-fry, add an egg about halfway through and it will make your rice nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-09, 07:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,770
Posted By Crast

Generally - orange side down, and you don't need...

Generally - orange side down, and you don't need to put cement on the patch, just the tube. Put it on a somewhat larger area than the patch would cover. Let it dry a bit.

No air. A teensy bit of...
05-17-09, 06:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 703
Posted By Crast

Well, I don't really consider my butt all that...

Well, I don't really consider my butt all that nice. Certainly it's nicer than it was when I was 40lbs heavier, but I'm still a dude with a gut and a good amount of stuffing in the back too; so I...
05-17-09, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By Crast

As you lost weight, how did your diet change?

Preface: I picked up riding at 295 lbs in fall of 2007, got a nice road bike, started doing group rides, and within a few months, was down at 248 lbs, a very rapid weight loss. Somewhere in March of...
05-17-09, 05:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 703
Posted By Crast

The vast majority of yells are something...

The vast majority of yells are something incomprehensible, though I do people calling out "nice butt" on occasion.

Unfortunately, one of those times my posterior was complimented, the one doing it...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-09, 02:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,663
Posted By Crast

I have the fantom CX in grey w/ black fork, and...

I have the fantom CX in grey w/ black fork, and it does triple duty: It is a commuter with slick tires, rack & panniers, I ride it with cross tires in the snow for fun, and ride it on the trail...
Forum: Northeast
05-04-09, 09:26 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,831
Posted By Crast

I thought the same thing. We were moving pretty...

I thought the same thing. We were moving pretty fast down FDR, and thought we had hit the head of the ride when we were made to stop just before heading up to the 59th street bridge entrance. But...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-09, 07:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,182
Posted By Crast

A little lube left on a rag may, however reduce...

A little lube left on a rag may, however reduce your braking performance.
Forum: Northeast
05-03-09, 06:44 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,831
Posted By Crast

I went today. It was good fun despite the rain....

I went today. It was good fun despite the rain. As long as we were moving, it wasn't too cold, so we just didn't stop (except where the traffic bottlenecks forced us to.)

At the last stretch the...
04-29-09, 09:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,694
Posted By Crast

The ultrasports are fine from a puncture...

The ultrasports are fine from a puncture protection perspective, they just put a lot of rubber between the tube and the road. The ride quality leaves some to be desired though. In my opinion the only...
04-29-09, 09:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,573
Posted By Crast

The LED comes from taiwan, I believe. I don't...

The LED comes from taiwan, I believe. I don't know if the rest of the encasing is made in taiwan or china.

Why does it matter?
04-28-09, 08:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,909
Posted By Crast

Yep, because what else is there to do when...

Yep, because what else is there to do when driving through South Dakota besides that and badlands national park?

It was a worthwhile visit to say I've been there, and I'll probably never be there...
04-24-09, 11:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,402
Posted By Crast

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/cyclecomputer-calibrat...

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/cyclecomputer-calibration.html#ccc

Use the "group F" column. Note the column represents the circumference of the tire in millimeters, which is why the numbers aren't...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-09, 02:47 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,909
Posted By Crast

Well, it depends. If the charges had gone through...

Well, it depends. If the charges had gone through and shown up on my statement, I'd probably have to pay the bill for that month, then been credited in the following month. So at least temporarily,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-09, 01:12 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,909
Posted By Crast

I ordered from PBK in January and had my card...

I ordered from PBK in January and had my card replaced in February because someone in Spain tried to buy plane tickets, then expensive rail tickets, and then some electronics within 24 hours. Luckily...
Forum: Foo
04-23-09, 01:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,607
Posted By Crast

Hate to break it to you, those are both made from...

Hate to break it to you, those are both made from spandex.

Don't shoot back with "It's lycra, not spandex." Lycra is just a brand name for spandex, much like kleenex is a brand name of tissues....
04-22-09, 09:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 826
Posted By Crast

I've not checked into this thread in a while. ...

I've not checked into this thread in a while.

Today I am 265, +1 lbs from where I started for the year. I'd be more distressed if it weren't for the fact I'm also wearing jeans with 4 inches...
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By Crast

I can't imagine they're much worse than panniers...

I can't imagine they're much worse than panniers on the front wheel.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-09, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,187
Posted By Crast

You'll get better results asking in your regional...

You'll get better results asking in your regional forums, or cyclists you know in your area. You may have to drive a bit away to get a better fitting. Nearly all LBS's provide a decent fitting job,...
04-21-09, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,242
Posted By Crast

Small quip there: a 2000mAh battery charged in 1...

Small quip there: a 2000mAh battery charged in 1 hour is still 1C. "1C" is not 1000mA or 1A, it's the capacity of the battery, e.g. 2000mA. Therefore 1 hour is the fastest recommended cell charge...
04-21-09, 11:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,372
Posted By Crast

The OP never mentioned which city he's moving to....

The OP never mentioned which city he's moving to. This may be possible in some cities, but in New York for example it's implausible unless you're making mega-bucks. Or you'd be living pretty far...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-09, 07:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,631
Posted By Crast

sand/grit tends to get in your bottles on long...

sand/grit tends to get in your bottles on long rides, I like to have the ability to change out my water every few hours; therefore I carry the powder and will refill rather than making a thick goop...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-09, 12:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,187
Posted By Crast

You may want to call up a local bike shop that's...

You may want to call up a local bike shop that's experienced in fitting and have a cleat fitting done. I had one done for two pairs of SPD shoes just two weeks back. After watching me pedal, then...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-09, 12:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 743
Posted By Crast

If your left shifter and front derailleur can...

If your left shifter and front derailleur can handle the triple,

I'd go with the triple. It's more work to replace a crankset than it is a cassette, but you seem to indicate you're fine with...
04-20-09, 12:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,372
Posted By Crast

Mine does, just around the corner from my door. ...

Mine does, just around the corner from my door. I tend to not bother with it, as I tend to mostly ride MTB on dry trails, adding water to the equation means I haul a dripping bike inside over the...
04-19-09, 11:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,372
Posted By Crast

Does your to-be high-rise not have bike storage,...

Does your to-be high-rise not have bike storage, and/or do you not want to use it because your bike is expensive? Many buildings have basement-level or ground-level bike storage. That means your...
Forum: Commuting
04-19-09, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,044
Posted By Crast

Ouch, those are boat anchors for low spoke count...

Ouch, those are boat anchors for low spoke count wheels. 32-spoke open pros on ultegra hubs will be the same or lighter than that, with skewers.

If you want blingier looking wheels that can still...
04-15-09, 07:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 967
Posted By Crast

French's Yellow Mustard lists at 0 calories per...

French's Yellow Mustard lists at 0 calories per teaspoon. By FDA labelling requirements, that means it has <5 calories, probably not zero but close enough.

Your numbers of 11 per tablespoon are...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-09, 07:50 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 17,978
Posted By Crast

I rode my BD cross bike with 30c tires (works out...

I rode my BD cross bike with 30c tires (works out to ~ 1.2 inches, a rather narrow tire) on a fairly technical trail in this area. It worked, but it was difficult in some parts. I did fine on the...
04-14-09, 09:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 827
Posted By Crast

I can hit 195 regularly during intervals, and...

I can hit 195 regularly during intervals, and once or twice I've hit 199. I'm only 24 years old though, so I'm not really worried about the absolute numbers too much, just about consistency. I can...
04-14-09, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 397,354
Posted By Crast

http://blog.collectables-now.com/wp-content/upload...

http://blog.collectables-now.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/harp.jpg

Seriously though, sweet looking bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-09, 08:56 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 17,978
Posted By Crast

Does Fuji? Does Schwinn? Heck, even Bianchi,...

Does Fuji? Does Schwinn? Heck, even Bianchi, others have a whole load of bikes that are manufactured for them by companies like Kinesis which never hit a building owned by the 'manufacturer' and just...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-09, 08:51 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 17,978
Posted By Crast

BD does a lot of the things that a manufacturer...

BD does a lot of the things that a manufacturer does. At the low end side, do you think Trek is really innovating all that much? No, they take an aluminum frame they've already done, use a Madone...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-09, 01:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,041
Posted By Crast

To the OP (and take this with a very large...

To the OP (and take this with a very large helping of salt)

Your problem may be that you're over-thinking this too much. I need to qualify this, so I will do so in a somewhat round-about way,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-09, 06:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,231
Posted By Crast

Pcaddy, how are the "vuelta" ultra-lightweight...

Pcaddy, how are the "vuelta" ultra-lightweight wheels?

I was really impressed at how light the listed weight is on the "Fly" MTB's, and was considering getting the Fly Team (basically an aluminum...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-09, 05:50 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,231
Posted By Crast

Okay, I'll bite. (click photos for full...

Okay, I'll bite.

(click photos for full size)
http://crast.us/james/images/bikeforums/moto_small.jpg (http://crast.us/james/images/bikeforums/moto.jpg)...
04-13-09, 12:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,001
Posted By Crast

You need a bib at certain bridge crossings, and...

You need a bib at certain bridge crossings, and to get on the BQE. You can ride along for several miles unperturbed from several points, but will not be able to ride the BQE, the verrazano, and one...
04-13-09, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By Crast

they are....

they are. (http://bike.shimano.com/publish/content/global_cycle/en/us/index/products/road/tiagra/product.-code-ST-4500.-type-st_road.html) Only Ultegra and above have two separate products for double...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-09, 08:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,256
Posted By Crast

Yep, I couldn't mount my road G morph without...

Yep, I couldn't mount my road G morph without losing a bottle cage either, as the side of cage mounting options hit my crank arms (I tried every possibility, but I wear size 47 shoes in Mega width,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-09, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 703
Posted By Crast

Just because I'm curious, how much does one of...

Just because I'm curious, how much does one of the innovations CO2 cartridges weigh on its own? I don't have a gram counter, else I'd just check.
04-12-09, 06:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,001
Posted By Crast

I did it alone my first year, I wasn't really too...

I did it alone my first year, I wasn't really too worried about my bike though. I was straddling it most of the time. Didn't bring a lock. If you need to, just ask someone if they will keep an eye...
Forum: Foo
04-12-09, 10:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,805
Posted By Crast

.5 I'm a lefty and .7 smudges more.

.5

I'm a lefty and .7 smudges more.
Forum: Commuting
04-11-09, 09:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 645
Posted By Crast

I went to Tech about 5 years back, I never really...

I went to Tech about 5 years back, I never really rode out to Emory though. I wasn't as much of a cyclist back then, but I did explore randomly in a mostly eastward direction, out to the Carter...
04-11-09, 08:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,405
Posted By Crast

And this is why I moved out of ATL. Never been...

And this is why I moved out of ATL. Never been heckled so much in my life. Never thought any physical threat would happen to me though, as most of the hecklers just said things with impossible to...
04-11-09, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,520
Posted By Crast

I used www.google.com/products...

I used www.google.com/products (http://www.google.com/products) and some searching of my usual favorite sites to find the best prices.

705 HR $420 Tree Fort Bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-09, 08:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,012
Posted By Crast

Nope. Every bike I've bought has either been to...

Nope. Every bike I've bought has either been to replace one I outgrew or broke, or to fulfill a new role I didn't have before. I have a road bike, cross bike, and now an MTB.

I bought an older...
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