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Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-11, 11:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 573
Posted By mendozer

some don't like the "ice" feeling with...

some don't like the "ice" feeling with speedplays. does that go away? i think i'd rather have slippery feeling than risking my knees
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-11, 01:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 573
Posted By mendozer

i need to update that, I've since moved to...

i need to update that, I've since moved to Seattle.

Yes i heard spds were slippery.

My friend has SPs b/c his knee requires float otherwise it'll flare up with tendinitis

I've been doing...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-11, 08:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 573
Posted By mendozer

First clip ins: spd 2 or looks

I have a road bike and have only used it on the trainer so far (not warm enough this year) but my friend gave me some cycling shoes. my bike came with spd 2 bolt pedals, but I put on my flat pedals...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-11, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By mendozer

I'd prefer a situation where I can adjust angles...

I'd prefer a situation where I can adjust angles since I won't know how that nitto feels until it's on (and paid for) and it might be uncomfortable. LBS guy said I could swap out for a longer...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-11, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By mendozer

that would gain me 4 cm for sure (forgot to...

that would gain me 4 cm for sure (forgot to mention mine is 15 cm long). what if I wanted to change the angle though? that's a 0 degree rise right?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-11, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By mendozer

Convert stem type or get adjustable?

I have a Trek 1000 with a quil stem. In making the bike fit my body properly, I needed to raise the stem up an inch or so. However, I was maxed out at that, so I needed a longer stem. Nothing I...
02-19-11, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By mendozer

thanks you very much. I couldn't find any...

thanks you very much. I couldn't find any computer things on the shimano site. i set it up and it sure did take a while figuring out how many teeth, circumference, etc.

thanks
02-18-11, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By mendozer

Just got it. Unfortunately, no instructions. I...

Just got it. Unfortunately, no instructions. I have the wires all set in place but when I slip my computer onto the deck it just blinks km/hr or miles/hr depending on the A button in the back

...
02-13-11, 01:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By mendozer

I should have waited longer, but my offer was...

I should have waited longer, but my offer was accepted. So I'm SOL and got that one for 35. Darn. Oh well, now you can sell it on ebay for 35-40 bucks if you like. Thanks for the offer though I...
02-11-11, 11:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By mendozer

crap I just submitted an offer for one for 35. ...

crap I just submitted an offer for one for 35. how much you want for it? i can always cancel my offer
02-05-11, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By mendozer

yeah i have the whole system except the head. he...

yeah i have the whole system except the head. he had the system on two bikes with one head and he kept it
02-04-11, 10:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By mendozer

its a 24 spd. so i think it'd need to be an 8 spd.

its a 24 spd. so i think it'd need to be an 8 spd.
02-02-11, 11:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By mendozer

Shimano Flight Deck computer

I bought a used Trek and it's equipped with a flight deck system. The head wasn't included because he kept it for his other bike. Do I need to replace it exactly or can I use another (cheaper) head...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-10, 06:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,354
Posted By mendozer

ok finally! it took some serious muscle and some...

ok finally! it took some serious muscle and some dangerous wrench flying, but it's off. When i put the other ones on, is Park Tool Polylube a good grease for it? I figure anything would work. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-10, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By mendozer

i took it apart just now and it seems like one...

i took it apart just now and it seems like one half of the tube was far over on one side (like maybe a manufacturing defect) I think I fixed it as o pumped it up a bit with my mini pump. I'll pump...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-10, 08:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,354
Posted By mendozer

what i meant was holding the opposite crank arm...

what i meant was holding the opposite crank arm steady. I'm not using a repair stand or anything so it's upside down on the ground while i'm trying to stabilize everything. i'll try to find a pipe...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-10, 12:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,354
Posted By mendozer

hmm heat. I'll use a hair dryer or something. ...

hmm heat. I'll use a hair dryer or something. Never heard of worch sauce on a bike, but what the hell. that's my plan B. and yes when i get these out, they'll get thoroughly cleaned and lubed.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-10, 12:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,354
Posted By mendozer

well the other wasnt rusty. i did lube what i...

well the other wasnt rusty. i did lube what i could (inner end) but nothing. I'll have to find a pipe somewhere. I rent, so I'll probably have to keep an eye out for a scrap outside someone's...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-10, 12:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,354
Posted By mendozer

the other pedal was stock. i just bought it used...

the other pedal was stock. i just bought it used from someone who never did anything mechanical to it. Is there a fix it method or should I cave and take it to a shop and have them charge my arm...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-10, 12:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,354
Posted By mendozer

stuck pedal

I'm changing out pedals and I just can't get my left pedal out. The right came out easily (and I know the left is reverse threaded so I am turning it clockwise (or towards the back of the bike). I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-10, 11:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By mendozer

bulging tire

I just bought a used bike and one tire has a slight bulge by the valve. was it just installed wrong? it's brand new, so maybe it got twisted or something? any thoughts? I didn't want to go through...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-10, 11:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 469
Posted By mendozer

i did get the trek 1000 for $200. He gave me a...

i did get the trek 1000 for $200. He gave me a college student discount :). I'm excited to take it for a spin after a tune-up and switching pedals, since i don't have SPD shoes yet. and I figure if...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-10, 12:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 469
Posted By mendozer

that was my first idea, getting slicks for my...

that was my first idea, getting slicks for my mtb. although I read somewhere that b/c of the weight of the mtb, width of the tire, etc the difference wouldn't be much in terms of speed or...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-10, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 469
Posted By mendozer

I got emailed by someone else today with another...

I got emailed by someone else today with another Trek 1000. it turns out it's the same exact model (or it looks it). he'll let it go for 250, which seems like a deal. here they are:...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-10, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 469
Posted By mendozer

i'm 5' 9" with long legs so my range is like...

i'm 5' 9" with long legs so my range is like 54-58 cm i believe. i should go to a LBS and get sized. im in Seattle and prefer path riding to road (hate riding on the road) so hills shouldn't be...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-10, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 469
Posted By mendozer

well that was quite detailed. I kinda expected...

well that was quite detailed. I kinda expected issues with an older bike. But i see so many people truckin along on older schwinns and raleighs that i think they're reliable. anywho, I was thinking...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-10, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 469
Posted By mendozer

well if the huffy or schwinn are durable bikes, i...

well if the huffy or schwinn are durable bikes, i can live with an old POS since i'm decent at maintenance. However, IF i were to shell out 350 for the cannondale, why not just buy a 350 bike from...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-10, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 469
Posted By mendozer

ideas on used bikes

I'm looking to get a used bike b/c i want to do some road biking. I've been using a mountain bike, but that's not very efficient for say 10 miles or more. After scouring craigslist, I ended up with...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-09, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By mendozer

i have ridden those saddles. i sit and pedal vs...

i have ridden those saddles. i sit and pedal vs holding myself up with my legs while pedaling. and im not into Ironman triaths yet, just a 15-mile ride type
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-09, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By mendozer

want a new bike and saddle

I have a mtb, but want to start riding a road bike to do triathlons. B/c i'm starting out (and a poor college student), i want something in the hundreds. I looked at those at www.bikesdirect.com with...
09-05-08, 03:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By mendozer

ok well i believe my wheels are 1.5 there's a...

ok well i believe my wheels are 1.5 there's a worn decal but thats probably it. I see and like these 1.5s:
...
09-05-08, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By mendozer

cool. ill aim for 1.5 or 1.6 tire then. and i...

cool. ill aim for 1.5 or 1.6 tire then. and i suppose 1.5 or 1.6 inch rims too.
09-05-08, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By mendozer

cool. well i'm going to get spare rims anyways...

cool. well i'm going to get spare rims anyways for switching them out. i'm assuming any 7 speed cassette will work? i think i'll go with the panaracers b/c higher psi and if i ding the rims on a...
09-04-08, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By mendozer

actually since i don't know exactly what hub...

actually since i don't know exactly what hub width my wheels are or my cassette compatibility, i think it might be easier to get a crappy road bike. i'm not too worried about the load capacity...
09-04-08, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By mendozer

you mean tires like this? on my standard 26"...

you mean tires like this? on my standard 26" rims:
http://www.bikepartsusa.com/bikeparts/item/01-136432/tire-26_inch/Panaracer--26x1.25,-Pasela,-310g,-Wire-Bead,-90psi,-Tire&category=tire-26_inch
09-04-08, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By mendozer

i would prefer a separate road bike but the only...

i would prefer a separate road bike but the only ones i want (cheap and fixable) on ebay are old. when i say old i mean braze on shifters and 27" wheels, not 700cc. plus i hate breaking my chain...
09-04-08, 03:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By mendozer

cool so i'll get some rims and tires. What would...

cool so i'll get some rims and tires. What would be more energy efficient and/or sensible? hybrid tires (as thin as wheel will allow) or smooth mountain (that way the width is the same)? and i'm...
09-02-08, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By mendozer

cool thanks for the advice. i just get a spare...

cool thanks for the advice. i just get a spare set of wheels then with tires. although when you said "if you have a good mtb, use it" that was off. i bought an abused diamondback and fixed it up. ...
09-02-08, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By mendozer

What should I do? tips?

I currently take my mountain bike 8 miles to the next town for weekend trips (store, farmers market, etc). I'm debating whether or not I should buy a beater road bike and fix it up or just deal with...
Forum: Foo
04-23-08, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 431
Posted By mendozer

Results: sorry its been a while; i've been...

Results:
sorry its been a while; i've been finishing up my paper. 162 pages of hell. anyways, here are a few results to throw at you:
-not enough females to analyze a correlation
-younger age...
Forum: Foo
03-04-08, 09:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 431
Posted By mendozer

one more day

one more day
Forum: Foo
03-02-08, 09:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 431
Posted By mendozer

bump. thanks. the reason i took out a neutral...

bump. thanks. the reason i took out a neutral option was most people (its been studied) tend to select that neutral choice. if that were to happen, it's a dud in my data, goes neither for nor...
Forum: Foo
02-28-08, 07:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 431
Posted By mendozer

almost done, bout a week more

almost done, bout a week more
Forum: Foo
02-25-08, 08:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 431
Posted By mendozer

bump. haha sorry its for regularly active ppl

bump. haha sorry its for regularly active ppl
Forum: Foo
02-23-08, 07:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 431
Posted By mendozer

thanks. bump

thanks. bump
Forum: Foo
02-22-08, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 431
Posted By mendozer

http://skylightbeta.wsu.edu/s/221f0709-72f1-46c2-a...

http://skylightbeta.wsu.edu/s/221f0709-72f1-46c2-ad39-f0e2728c4038.srv try that one
Forum: Foo
02-22-08, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 431
Posted By mendozer

need help with LEGIT fitness survey

Hi fellow members,

I'm an undergraduate student conducting a study on exercise and the positive effects it has on mentall well-being. I know the users of this site are avid fitness followers....
10-02-07, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By mendozer

is that making it tighter or looser?

is that making it tighter or looser?
10-02-07, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By mendozer

slipping gear

hey everyone. my roomate's road bike is slipping on gears. when he pedals hard (going uphill) it slips to the next cog despite a new chain.

i told him it's probably worn down cogs or it needs a...
09-13-07, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,598
Posted By mendozer

ok sweet thanks

ok sweet thanks
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