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01-22-09, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By lopsided

Take some plumbing pipe insulation, cut to...

Take some plumbing pipe insulation, cut to length, slit lengthwise, and pad the frame under the straps.
12-29-08, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By lopsided

Tubes of water pipe insulation, cut to length and...

Tubes of water pipe insulation, cut to length and split length wise make excellent padding between the parts on a Saris rack and the bike frame. I have used it over two years on our rack and tandem...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-08, 05:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,006
Posted By lopsided

Had a pair on our tandem and got around 2300...

Had a pair on our tandem and got around 2300 miles before the rear blew and we retired the set. Great tires in my opinion.
09-08-08, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By lopsided

I've used look style pedals for over 10 years and...

I've used look style pedals for over 10 years and after a full day in the rain ride this year, have switched completely to the SPD pedals on all my bikes. I love them and wonder why I didn't make the...
08-25-08, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,697
Posted By lopsided

I found that putting a good coat of Proofride on...

I found that putting a good coat of Proofride on the under side will keep any water from reaching the leather. Too much Proofride, not in my opinion. It simply will not stretch the leather whereas...
08-25-08, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By lopsided

A Forster Super Link will outlast a few chains...

A Forster Super Link will outlast a few chains and can be ordered to fit a Campy chain. Google it.
08-06-08, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By lopsided

I contacted Burley a little while back about some...

I contacted Burley a little while back about some parts and received the following reply:

All of our remaining parts went to Tandems East.

You can contact them at:

Tandems East
856-451-5104...
Forum: Foo
07-31-08, 06:06 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 16,270
Posted By lopsided

I wasn't aware Maryland was a southern state.

I wasn't aware Maryland was a southern state.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-08, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 836
Posted By lopsided

+1 for the Thermotabs

+1 for the Thermotabs
06-28-08, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,765
Posted By lopsided

IMHO it's for better cooling of the brake disc on...

IMHO it's for better cooling of the brake disc on extended use areas.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-08, 08:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,811
Posted By lopsided

Reminds me of a joke; A bear and a rabbit...

Reminds me of a joke;

A bear and a rabbit were taking a crap in the woods.
The bear looks at the rabbit and says "Do you have trouble with crap sticking to your fur?".
The rabbit replies "No"....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-08, 05:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,555
Posted By lopsided

Having looked over most all the responses, there...

Having looked over most all the responses, there are a few things that I disagree with;

It is windy here, but only because Texas blows and Kansas sucks (or vice versa if the wind is from the...
04-23-08, 05:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 643
Posted By lopsided

IMHO all users of the path should travel in the...

IMHO all users of the path should travel in the same direction on the same side of the path. The lone walker traveling in the opposite direction citing "walk in the direction of oncoming traffic"...
04-23-08, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,271
Posted By lopsided

I replaced the timing chain on our tandem...

I replaced the timing chain on our tandem recently and found that about half of it had exceeded the wear indicator and the other half hadn't. I determined that it was beneficial to check the chain in...
04-23-08, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,024
Posted By lopsided

thethirdhand.com and biketoolsetc.com are good...

thethirdhand.com and biketoolsetc.com are good sources for tandem length cables.
04-11-08, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 980
Posted By lopsided

We don't rotate and also replace the pair of...

We don't rotate and also replace the pair of tires when needed. We got 2265 miles from a pair of Vittoria Rubino Pros when the rear blew beyond repair. Retired the front and replaced the set with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-08, 07:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,608
Posted By lopsided

3 bikes, one Garmin, all on the stem.

3 bikes, one Garmin, all on the stem.
03-28-08, 04:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 914
Posted By lopsided

Forster super link from lickbike.com. problem...

Forster super link from lickbike.com. problem solved.
03-23-08, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,657
Posted By lopsided

1/2" to 3/4" electrical conduit about 2 to 3 feet...

1/2" to 3/4" electrical conduit about 2 to 3 feet long. Cheap, readily available and reasonably light weight.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-08, 08:45 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,021
Posted By lopsided

My wife and I were in line behind a family at...

My wife and I were in line behind a family at Sam's recently. The state where we live allows you to buy goods tax free if they're used in your business. The family had a gallon of milk, several...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-08, 08:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,606
Posted By lopsided

The PI's get washed according to label, cold wash...

The PI's get washed according to label, cold wash and rinse with Tide (usually) and into the dryer on delicate, low heat. The Assos get sport wash, in warm water, and hung to dry.
03-03-08, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By lopsided

Sno-Seal

Sno-Seal
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-08, 05:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,088
Posted By lopsided

Had a Mississippi Kite dive bomb me and gave me a...

Had a Mississippi Kite dive bomb me and gave me a glancing blow off my helment one time. I suspect I was somewhere near its' nest.
02-06-08, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By lopsided

I had a hub that the race was slightly pitted on....

I had a hub that the race was slightly pitted on. Pulled out the Dremel with one of the cone shaped felt polishing bits and went after the races with some metal polish and the Dremel. It cleaned up...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-08, 08:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,006
Posted By lopsided

Good for you. I don't wish the knife on anyone.

Good for you. I don't wish the knife on anyone.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-08, 05:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,577
Posted By lopsided

What, in particular, make bibs better than...

What, in particular, make bibs better than shorts? I personally have never tried bibs but my shorts don't bunch up in the back or in the front. I DO agree with the OP in that the pad often is not in...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-08, 07:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,192
Posted By lopsided

Then half of the battle is over. The rest is up...

Then half of the battle is over. The rest is up to you.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-08, 06:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,192
Posted By lopsided

Good luck to you. I don't wish knee problems on...

Good luck to you. I don't wish knee problems on anyone. I do know that injections are a very short term solution and not at all effective against mechanical (torn meniscus, cartilage or ligamentous...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-08, 06:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,192
Posted By lopsided

I gave up running about 12 years ago and went to...

I gave up running about 12 years ago and went to cycling and roller blading. The key is to limit the amount of impact the knee suffers. The meniscus are the knees shock absorbers and when they're...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-08, 05:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,192
Posted By lopsided

I lost my lateral meniscus around 30 years ago....

I lost my lateral meniscus around 30 years ago. Time and running eroded the articular cartilage of the lateral compartment until it was bone on bone. During the sixth scope, the surgeon performed a...
01-08-08, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By lopsided

Before I knew not to press it all the way out, I...

Before I knew not to press it all the way out, I did the same thing you did. It was truly a b*tch to get the rivet re-aligned, hold it in place and press it back in. Once I had it in though, it...
01-08-08, 05:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,162
Posted By lopsided

I'm of the opinion that all the tools I buy at HF...

I'm of the opinion that all the tools I buy at HF are what I consider "throw away" tools. I haven't paid much for them therefore I don't expect too much in return. If they break I'm not out much....
11-05-07, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 993
Posted By lopsided

It gives you the direction as N,S,E,W with (I...

It gives you the direction as N,S,E,W with (I think) varied NE etc. bearings too, but it does not give you the heading in degrees as far as I can tell.
11-02-07, 07:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,115
Posted By lopsided

Time to change stores and brands of oatmeal.

Time to change stores and brands of oatmeal.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-07, 08:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,817
Posted By lopsided

Always on the tandem. Had to put it to use when...

Always on the tandem. Had to put it to use when we had a blow out. Probably could have booted the tire but with 2250 miles on it, it was end of life anyway. At the end of the ride, new tires on...
10-07-07, 07:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,822
Posted By lopsided

A good Sawzall with a few metal cutting blades...

A good Sawzall with a few metal cutting blades should do the trick.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-07, 06:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,019
Posted By lopsided

My wife was a non-riding spouse until we rented a...

My wife was a non-riding spouse until we rented a tandem and promptly got the bug. Our bike is a little over a year old and has 2700+ miles on it. Try it. You both may like it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-07, 06:06 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 9,206
Posted By lopsided

My wife and I both like carbon. She likes hers...

My wife and I both like carbon. She likes hers compressed into a diamond, I like mine as a bike frame.
09-10-07, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 854
Posted By lopsided

Is this a hollow spindle attached to the right...

Is this a hollow spindle attached to the right crankarm/chain ring assembly? Or is there a bolt securing each crankarm to a solid spindle?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-07, 07:27 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 8,808
Posted By lopsided

I am proud to have one of those great wives. She...

I am proud to have one of those great wives. She makes 150% of my salary and I don't have a problem with that. I supported her while she got her doctorate degree and she supported me while I got my...
Forum: Texas
08-31-07, 05:19 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,352
Posted By lopsided

Have they gone back to a two night minimum at the...

Have they gone back to a two night minimum at the hotels? About 7 years ago they went to a three night minimum and we (probably among others) revolted and refused to stay there.
08-28-07, 06:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,126
Posted By lopsided

When we got our tandem, about this time last...

When we got our tandem, about this time last year, it came with Vittoria Rubino Pros, 700 X 25's. Thought about replacing the rear at about 1000 miles. As we carried a spare tire and tube, decided to...
Forum: Texas
08-27-07, 05:32 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,352
Posted By lopsided

This is the second year in a row my wife and I...

This is the second year in a row my wife and I have ridden a tandem in this event. We had a time of 3:13 (on the bike) for the 100k and an overall time of 3:56. That includes 4 stops (20, 30, 40 and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-07, 05:09 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,728
Posted By lopsided

My wife cannlot keep up with me even though she...

My wife cannlot keep up with me even though she has a very nice CF Giant. I like to get out and ride 2-3 (at least) times a week, after work, an dshe often doesn't like to ride then. The problem has...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-07, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By lopsided

My wife is 4'11" and she just bought a Giant TCR...

My wife is 4'11" and she just bought a Giant TCR CW in an XS and it fits her very well. The LBS didn't want to put her on a XXS due to the fact it has 650 wheels. She has no problem with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-07, 07:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,242
Posted By lopsided

Just my 2 cents worht, but a good linesmans...

Just my 2 cents worht, but a good linesmans pliers will cut any cable found on a bicycle.
08-08-07, 07:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,317
Posted By lopsided

We got 2250 miles out of the stock tires that...

We got 2250 miles out of the stock tires that came on our bike. Vittoria Rubino Pros 700 X 25. Had a valve failure on the front tube and so it was replaced around 1500 miles. No flat tires along the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-07, 05:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,436
Posted By lopsided

Ultimate. Its' pros far outweight the Park...

Ultimate. Its' pros far outweight the Park models. Holds our tandem and our carbon singles wth no problem.
Forum: Southwest
08-08-07, 04:31 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-07, 05:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,864
Posted By lopsided

I have a Giant Cadex 980C that I bought used...

I have a Giant Cadex 980C that I bought used around 1994. No idea what year it is or how many miles previous owner put on it. I have ridden it untold miles since that time with no problems. I have...
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