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03-12-10, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By cheeseflavor

'87 Schwinn SS - Cracked drive side dropout. What to do?

Just got note from the painter, that after sandblasting my '87 Schwinn Super Sport, he found a crack in the dropout on the drive side of the frame. I'm a large rider and was wondering if you all...
03-12-10, 12:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,571
Posted By cheeseflavor

My thoughts exactly. I'm 240# right now, end of...

My thoughts exactly. I'm 240# right now, end of summer 210#. And it's drive-side, so there's the additional torque involved. But, I'm not a frame builder. Speaking of which, wonder if I should have...
03-12-10, 11:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,571
Posted By cheeseflavor

Cracked dropout - Fixable?

Just got note from the painter, that after sandblasting my '87 Schwinn Super Sport, he found a crack in the dropout on the drive side of the frame. I'm a large rider and was wondering if you all...
03-12-10, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,998
Posted By cheeseflavor

Off-white pearlescent. Not all that different...

Off-white pearlescent. Not all that different from the seat tube color on the originals (with the exception of the pearl).
03-11-10, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,998
Posted By cheeseflavor

Uh-oh. I'd better tell the painter to hold off...

Uh-oh. I'd better tell the painter to hold off applying and NOT to clear-coat it yet.

Thanks!
03-11-10, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,998
Posted By cheeseflavor

Excellent. Now I need to find an adapter. ...

Excellent. Now I need to find an adapter. Thanks!

Steve
03-11-10, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,998
Posted By cheeseflavor

Got them from this seller on eBay...

Got them from this seller on eBay (http://cgi.ebay.com/NOS-1980s-Schwinn-Super-Sport-Decals-Set_W0QQitemZ290357266411QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item439aa447eb). They're not exactly...
03-11-10, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,998
Posted By cheeseflavor

Thanks! I really don't have anything against the...

Thanks! I really don't have anything against the 'magenta' and white, but this one was repainted once, apparently with a can of cardinal red Krylon and had chips galore. But no, I won't painting it...
03-11-10, 01:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,998
Posted By cheeseflavor

1987 Schwinn Super Sport help - Seat post and FD replacement size

Two weeks ago, I became the proud owner of a 1987 Schwinn Super Sport frame and fork. No other components with it. I have a complete set of '08 Shimano 105 components I'd like to use until the day...
04-08-08, 09:29 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 9,379
Posted By cheeseflavor

My winter completely sucked (again, very long...

My winter completely sucked (again, very long story). Injuries, job, relationship and money problems, etc, etc, and despite hitting the trainer with Coach Troy at least 4-5 times a week, I still...
04-08-08, 09:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 726
Posted By cheeseflavor

Stay away from chiro's if you've got any nerve...

Stay away from chiro's if you've got any nerve issues. For muscular-skelatal issues, maybe, but discs pressing on nerves don't need to be tweaked, twisted and cajoled.

Steve
04-08-08, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 726
Posted By cheeseflavor

Can't tell you how happy I am to read someone...

Can't tell you how happy I am to read someone else with the same experience. Almost three years ago, I herniated a disc (L3-L4) and it was hell. Couldn't walk, lay, stand, sit, but I could ride for...
04-08-08, 09:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,246
Posted By cheeseflavor

I've never tried the LA, but I've owned Zeros for...

I've never tried the LA, but I've owned Zeros for two seasons and X2 and X5 for the previous few years. I've got a problem whereby I occasionally glance my heel off the chainstay and my ankle bone...
04-08-08, 08:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,148
Posted By cheeseflavor

LOL! That's funny. Sad, but funny. He...

LOL! That's funny. Sad, but funny.

He should do what he does best and stick to criticizing fellow American TdF winners and leave the 'bents to the bent.

Steve
04-08-08, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By cheeseflavor

Yeah, no kidding! Maybe a bit old, but...

Yeah, no kidding! Maybe a bit old, but definately aero!

Take care,

Steve
01-02-08, 11:57 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 8,968
Posted By cheeseflavor

"This one goes to 11" Steve

"This one goes to 11"

Steve
01-02-08, 10:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 838
Posted By cheeseflavor

That, my friend is what we call short-sleeved...

That, my friend is what we call short-sleeved jersey weather up here!

:)

Steve
12-30-07, 07:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,040
Posted By cheeseflavor

+1 I had nothing but pain in the hands,...

+1

I had nothing but pain in the hands, arms, neck and shoulders for the first couple of years I rode. Then, I switched to a drop bar road bike and most of it went away. Strengthening excersises...
12-30-07, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 381
Posted By cheeseflavor

LOL! No, they're nice and smooth. Doesn't seem to...

LOL! No, they're nice and smooth. Doesn't seem to add much weight (the bike is only 14.8lbs w/o pedals). That was pointed out in more than one review I read on the bike prior to purchase. One...
12-29-07, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 381
Posted By cheeseflavor

Nice bike, George! You just can't go wrong with a...

Nice bike, George! You just can't go wrong with a Roubaix. I loved mine, and was really, really torn over the Tarmac SL or the Roubaix SL. I rode both and my back said go with the Roubaix but my...
12-29-07, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 381
Posted By cheeseflavor

Hi George! Yes, I did. Last July I finally...

Hi George!

Yes, I did. Last July I finally broke down and after test riding it, I couldn't hold out any longer. Here's a pic of it. I have since changed the saddle to a black/red toupe team saddle...
12-29-07, 06:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 381
Posted By cheeseflavor

I *did* miss something.... when did you buy a...

I *did* miss something.... when did you buy a Roubaix DG?? Was it an impulse buy? :)

Steve
12-29-07, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 381
Posted By cheeseflavor

Thanks everyone. It's not that you haven't been...

Thanks everyone. It's not that you haven't been in my thoughts (you have), but a lot has happened this past summer and fall (long story, maybe for some other day) and I just haven't been up to...
12-23-07, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 381
Posted By cheeseflavor

Happy holidays, one and all!

Just a quick note to wish a happy holiday season to one and all!

Sorry for the long absence, but life happens sometimes. I've been lurking and reading and will be active once again as things calm...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-07, 04:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,967
Posted By cheeseflavor

I work :) Seriously though, I put more miles...

I work :)

Seriously though, I put more miles on a bike than on my car. It keeps me fit at 52 years of age, keeps me sane, and out of trouble. Also, we sold our camper that was getting used maybe 6...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-07, 04:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,967
Posted By cheeseflavor

It's the S-Works Tarmac Dura-Ace version. Retail...

It's the S-Works Tarmac Dura-Ace version. Retail was $5500, and I got it for $4700. However, they gave me $1500 for my Roubaix in trade-in which saved me the hassle of selling it, so with tax, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-07, 03:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,967
Posted By cheeseflavor

Thanks to everyone for your input. I ended up...

Thanks to everyone for your input. I ended up getting the Tarmac more for personal reasons than anything else. I like the Cervelo, but I've had great luck with Specialized and Erik's Bikeshop in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-07, 03:16 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,863
Posted By cheeseflavor

Don't be too mean :) ...

Don't be too mean :)

http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/2866/2007sworkstarmacsl01en1.th.jpg (http://img513.imageshack.us/my.php?image=2007sworkstarmacsl01en1.jpg)

Steve
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-07, 03:13 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,863
Posted By cheeseflavor

Blue w/magenta doesn't quite cut it. Of course,...

Blue w/magenta doesn't quite cut it. Of course, that's a personal opinion.

The bike is nice though :)

Steve
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-07, 05:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,967
Posted By cheeseflavor

Thanks to all for the input. I'm test riding the...

Thanks to all for the input. I'm test riding the Cervelo tomorrow. That will be the clincher.

Well, that and the inevitable 2nd test ride of the Tarmac :)

Take care,

Steve
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-07, 11:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,967
Posted By cheeseflavor

I live about 5 miles from the Penn in Minnetonka....

I live about 5 miles from the Penn in Minnetonka. How was your experience with them overall? Were they helpful with the purchase?

Steve
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-07, 12:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,967
Posted By cheeseflavor

That would be great. Thanks for your input! ...

That would be great. Thanks for your input!

Steve
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-07, 11:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,967
Posted By cheeseflavor

As it stands, I rode the Tarmac last week on a 10...

As it stands, I rode the Tarmac last week on a 10 mile test run and liked it enough I put a deposit on it. The one I'm looking at is the SL with the Dura-Ace group and Mavic Ksyrium ES wheelset. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-07, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By cheeseflavor

+1 Most comfortable saddle I've ever owned....

+1

Most comfortable saddle I've ever owned. I'm also 205-210 (varies).

Steve
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-07, 09:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,967
Posted By cheeseflavor

Choices to make: Cervelo R3 or Tarmac SL S-Works

I'm looking at both of these bikes, and was wondering if anyone has experience with both that they'd be willing to share. Specifically, comparing the two, which would be better as an all-around bike...
06-06-07, 02:12 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 15,424
Posted By cheeseflavor

For the last two seasons, I've been riding the...

For the last two seasons, I've been riding the same pair of Zipp 404s that now have about 10k on them. They are as straight and true as the day I first mounted them. They ride beautifully and are as...
06-06-07, 02:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 932
Posted By cheeseflavor

Once you go clipless, you'll never go back. Based...

Once you go clipless, you'll never go back. Based on experience, stay clear of SPDs, I think they're incredibly hard to clip into and are actually dangerous if you need to clip in in a hurry (say an...
06-06-07, 02:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,801
Posted By cheeseflavor

700x25 at 110psi. Rolls and rides like a dream. I...

700x25 at 110psi. Rolls and rides like a dream. I tried a good set (Conti GP 4000s) at the beginning of the year, but went back to Vittoria Rubino Pros which have just been great. I swear they roll...
05-10-07, 02:49 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,842
Posted By cheeseflavor

Gary, You have restored my faith in...

Gary,

You have restored my faith in humanity and earned my deepest respect. Never thought you buy a road bike. let alone a Roubaix :) You couldn't have made a better choice.

Of course, I'm a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-07, 10:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,929
Posted By cheeseflavor

Another thought for the OP - if you want to try...

Another thought for the OP - if you want to try some saddles, give eBay a shot and grab some used, but good condition saddles. You can find some very good deals on there.

One saddle I'd like to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-07, 10:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,929
Posted By cheeseflavor

You are correct. I can only speak for my ass. I...

You are correct. I can only speak for my ass. I know there are many people here who love Brooks saddles.

Steve
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-07, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By cheeseflavor

I'm kind of kicking myself for not getting...

I'm kind of kicking myself for not getting another Decibel. The Sweep fits good, but the noise!

Steve
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-07, 10:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By cheeseflavor

Which model Rudy Project? Thanks for the...

Which model Rudy Project?

Thanks for the reply!

Steve
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-07, 09:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,929
Posted By cheeseflavor

Not to offend anyone, but run screaming from the...

Not to offend anyone, but run screaming from the Brooks.

The only saddle that was more painful than a B-17 (for me) was a Fizik Arione. Now THAT is an ass-hatchet.

The Brooks just never broke...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-07, 09:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,892
Posted By cheeseflavor

+1 Here's another vote for the Take-a-look...

+1

Here's another vote for the Take-a-look helmet mirror. Tough and functional.

Steve
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-07, 09:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,426
Posted By cheeseflavor

Sporttracks. Best I've found so far. I keep...

Sporttracks. Best I've found so far. I keep everything in TC also - just for safe keeping :)

Steve
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-07, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By cheeseflavor

Helmet Question - Wind Noise

Hi all,

A couple of weeks ago, I purchased a Bell Sweep R to replace my almost three year old Specialized Decibel. The wind noise from the Bell is LOUD compared to the Decibel. The thing is, I'm...
04-19-07, 01:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 843
Posted By cheeseflavor

LOL! I'm slow today. Took me a while to get that....

LOL! I'm slow today. Took me a while to get that.

Good one, BP!

Steve
04-19-07, 12:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,146
Posted By cheeseflavor

1) Keeps me sane and because drugs don't. 2)...

1) Keeps me sane and because drugs don't.
2) someone else mentioned this one - the wind tastes sweeter at 20mph :)

Steve
04-19-07, 12:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,146
Posted By cheeseflavor

Hey! I saw this question asked in Road Bike...

Hey! I saw this question asked in Road Bike Action magazine and was thinking of asking it :)

Good idea!

Steve
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