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Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-11, 12:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By budster

In case anyone is curious, after consulting with...

In case anyone is curious, after consulting with my "new" LBS here in Somerset, I decided to have them replace the 42 front chainring with a 39 and replace the 11/23 cassette with an 11/28. No...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-11, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By budster

So, that's one vote for 11/28 and 3v1lD4v3, looks...

So, that's one vote for 11/28 and 3v1lD4v3, looks like you don't think I would need anything more than 11/28 would give me either. I like the ratios you got. For now, I'm going to hold off on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-11, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By budster

Changing rear cassette on a 92 Trek 2300 - 11/28? 13/34? Advice appreciated.

A couple of weeks ago, I bought my first road bike in many years, a Trek 2300. It came with a 53/42 front chainring and a 7 speed 11/23 rear cassette.

Here's a picture if you want to see it:...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-11, 01:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 971
Posted By budster

Thanks, Velo Dog and max5480! The reason I...

Thanks, Velo Dog and max5480!

The reason I posted on here instead of just going to a bike shop was that I was on the road without the bike and wanted to have the tires waiting for me when I got...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-11, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 971
Posted By budster

Well, the photo wouldn't attach... Here's the...

Well, the photo wouldn't attach... Here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=143821969020807
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-11, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 971
Posted By budster

700X28 on a 1992 Trek 2300 Pro?

I just bought a Trek 2300. I'm pretty sure it's a 92 (photo below). It seems like a really cool bike! But - I took it out for a 10 mile first ride and managed to get a flat the first time out. LBS...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-09, 10:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,396
Posted By budster

Back in college, I found about $10 in $1 bills...

Back in college, I found about $10 in $1 bills scattered along a half mile of roadside out in the country. Providential, as I was broke at the time. May not sound like a lot, but mac 'n' cheese was...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-09, 10:24 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,943
Posted By budster

I like it. "The right answer to a fool is...

I like it. "The right answer to a fool is silence”“ -Afghan Proverb
Forum: Commuting
10-05-09, 11:28 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,943
Posted By budster

Unless I'm a particularly ornery mood, I go with...

Unless I'm a particularly ornery mood, I go with the Smile & Wave, the Neutral Stare or the Finger Gun & Smile Gotcha.

If I'm in an ornery mood and I catch up to them at the next light, I enjoy a...
Forum: Northeast
05-08-06, 11:30 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 29,324
Posted By budster

I moved to New Brunswick from North Carolina...

I moved to New Brunswick from North Carolina about 8 weeks ago.

Love it, love it, love it. Cycling on streets and roads here sucks pretty much as bad as NC, but thanks to my bike and NJ Transit,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-06, 11:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,983
Posted By budster

This was not only my first 5BBT -- it was my...

This was not only my first 5BBT -- it was my first group ride of any kind. I had an amazing time. The only negatives were The waiting at the start. I was back at Church & Barclay; we started moving...
03-13-06, 11:52 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 13,623
Posted By budster

Wow. You guys are really "cooking." Nice jobs. :)...

Wow. You guys are really "cooking." Nice jobs. :)

I, on the other hand, gained 2.25 pounds this week. Argh...

Weight: 55.75 lbs above target weight
This Week: up 2.25 lbs
This year: up 0.25...
Forum: Foo
03-11-06, 01:26 PM
03-11-06, 01:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 882
Posted By budster

There's a long-running debate about whether the...

There's a long-running debate about whether the best focus for advocacy is
Educating motorists
Educating cyclists
Both
You're talking about cyclist education. This thread is concerned with...
03-08-06, 06:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 882
Posted By budster

If it gets some motorists to give a second look,...

If it gets some motorists to give a second look, it's worthwhile. Like you say, they "know" it already, but we "know" lots of things that we, out of habit, don't do.




That's exactly the...
03-07-06, 01:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,583
Posted By budster

Well, this is getting closer, isn't it?...

Well, this is getting closer, isn't it? http://www.baitcar.com/impact_launches_baitbikes_baitatv_bait_snowmobiles_bait_watercraft

And if the rumor is true, UNC campus police are doing something...
03-07-06, 01:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 882
Posted By budster

Give an example of a creative, empathy-inducing...

Give an example of a creative, empathy-inducing message.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-06, 01:16 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,626
Posted By budster

It's not the law here, except for kids under 16....

It's not the law here, except for kids under 16. I still wear mine on the streets and roads (and MTB trails) because medical treatment is more expensive than helmets or fines. (We don't have a public...
Forum: Foo
03-07-06, 01:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 907
Posted By budster

I don't want to hijack this thread, but the main...

I don't want to hijack this thread, but the main reasons our health care costs are so high are:
Administration
Profit
These costs are the main reasons public health makes more economic sense...
03-06-06, 11:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,532
Posted By budster

Call me cynical, but I think that has a lot more...

Call me cynical, but I think that has a lot more to do with how this turned out than anything else.




Good. I hope you win, Torrin. Regardless of how badly your sight is impaired, he hit you...
03-06-06, 11:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 882
Posted By budster

I like this ad. Seems like this message would...

I like this ad. Seems like this message would benefit both bicyclists and motor bikers.

Maybe a problem in the US is that we have fewer of either, and more cars.

I doubt any amount of PSAs...
Forum: Foo
03-06-06, 11:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 437
Posted By budster

I returned to school a few years ago after taking...

I returned to school a few years ago after taking about 10 years off. I had a hard time in my math classes for much the same reason you describe. I've always been a whiz with applied arithmetic and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-06, 11:15 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,626
Posted By budster

I'll wear a helmet -- but I refuse to wear a...

I'll wear a helmet -- but I refuse to wear a seatbelt when cycling. :p

I'll go without a helmet only on a canal towpath or rail trail when I know I won't be on road at all. I'm not too worried...
03-06-06, 11:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,583
Posted By budster

I saw a fairly new Trek 4500 on the UNC campus in...

I saw a fairly new Trek 4500 on the UNC campus in Chapel Hill this past summer, just leaning against a bike rack. No lock. I passed by the bike a couple of times that day, and was amazed that it had...
03-06-06, 10:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,206
Posted By budster

:beer: You're my hero of the week. That's...

:beer:

You're my hero of the week. That's exactly what I'd like to do with my old beater. Way to go!
Forum: Foo
03-06-06, 10:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 907
Posted By budster

Sorry to hear about your dad, Mac. My dad had a...

Sorry to hear about your dad, Mac. My dad had a stroke about the same age.

One of the problems with our private health care "system" is that preventive care just doesn't make economic sense for...
03-06-06, 10:36 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,757
Posted By budster

Wow, obliterator -- I had no idea! Bikeforums is...

Wow, obliterator -- I had no idea! Bikeforums is destroying... our very... way of life.

What have we done? What...have...we...DONE!?!

Bikes are such a small "threat" to the economy that it's...
03-06-06, 10:15 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 13,623
Posted By budster

Weight: 53.50 lbs above target weight This...

Weight: 53.50 lbs above target weight
This Week: down 0.75 lbs
This year: down 2.00 lbs

Not too bad -- steady as she goes....
Forum: Foo
03-04-06, 11:01 PM
Replies: 638
Views: 11,417
Posted By budster

"One Night in Bangkok" - Tim Rice ? It's...

"One Night in Bangkok" - Tim Rice ?

It's from the musical Chess.

"I'd let you watch, I would invite you
But the queens we use would not excite you"

[edit] Okay, I looked it up...
03-01-06, 02:18 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 13,623
Posted By budster

Weight: 54.25 lbs above target weight Last Two...

Weight: 54.25 lbs above target weight
Last Two Weeks: down 3.25 lbs
This year: down 1.25 lbs

This reflects improved eating habits. I was out of town the past couple of weeks, staying with...
02-22-06, 04:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,485
Posted By budster

I run signs and lights all the time. I...

I run signs and lights all the time.

I hardly ever come to a full stop at a stop sign, unless there's cross traffic; I just do a half-assed trackstand and move on. If a cop is there, I'll put my...
02-22-06, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 489
Posted By budster

Fun is my most important reason. Exercise...

Fun is my most important reason.

Exercise matters too. I love the efficiency of getting my workout while at the same time going where I need to go under my own power. I like the challenge.
...
02-21-06, 06:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,314
Posted By budster

My experience with Cheng Shin tires was not good....

My experience with Cheng Shin tires was not good.

I bought a set of their "hybrid" tires for my MTB -- smooth tread with knobbies only on the edge -- and at first I was pleased. My speed improved...
02-19-06, 10:38 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 13,623
Posted By budster

According to the scale here, I lost about 3 lbs...

According to the scale here, I lost about 3 lbs this week, making 5 lbs over the last two weeks. It's not a very accurate scale, though.

I will probably be home next week and then I'll know...
02-19-06, 10:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,916
Posted By budster

Perhaps you are right about the sense of freedom....

Perhaps you are right about the sense of freedom.

For me, I believed my sense of freedom stemmed from my new ability to go wherever I liked, whenever I liked, without needing anyone else's help....
02-17-06, 10:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,235
Posted By budster

The race is the Little 500, a real race. The one...

The race is the Little 500, a real race. The one bike thing is part of its unique charm:



Read all about it: http://iusf.bloomington.com/little5frm2.html
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-06, 10:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,394
Posted By budster

I've never had this problem. The serengetis I use...

I've never had this problem. The serengetis I use were designed for sports, but not cycling per se. The only problem I've ever had is fog, and if I remember to grease 'em up with antifog, that's not...
02-17-06, 12:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,916
Posted By budster

I bought a car two months after I turned 16. It...

I bought a car two months after I turned 16. It was a 10-year-old Triumph Spitfire. I got it for $750 cash, money I'd saved from delivering newspapers on my Schwinn Typhoon. That car was a lot of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-06, 11:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,394
Posted By budster

I've been a huge fan of Serengeti photochromic...

I've been a huge fan of Serengeti photochromic shades for years.

The ones I use now aren't cycling specific, but they work great for me. They adjust to pretty much all light conditions, all the...
02-12-06, 05:15 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 13,623
Posted By budster

I'm out of town and don't have access to an...

I'm out of town and don't have access to an accurate scale. The one here indicated I'd lost 2.5 lbs since last week, but I don't trust it. I'll post reliable numbers again in two weeks. I expect good...
02-10-06, 10:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,241
Posted By budster

Why not show them the originals? Those movies...

Why not show them the originals? Those movies (especially the first two) were pretty much perfect.
Forum: Foo
02-10-06, 10:23 PM
Replies: 638
Views: 11,417
Posted By budster

Another great Led Zep tune -- Kashmir.

Another great Led Zep tune -- Kashmir.
Forum: Commuting
02-10-06, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,496
Posted By budster

When I rode a motorcycle, I had a cover that...

When I rode a motorcycle, I had a cover that locked. This looks similar, but I'm not sure it can be locked: http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?sku=9671
02-10-06, 07:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,041
Posted By budster

No way. Life is 100% fatal. I want to...

No way.

Life is 100% fatal.

I want to live before I die.
Forum: Foo
02-06-06, 10:53 AM
Replies: 638
Views: 11,417
Posted By budster

White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane. I love...

White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane.

I love how Grace Slick said recently that "feed your head" now means to read a book!
Forum: Foo
02-06-06, 10:52 AM
Replies: 638
Views: 11,417
Posted By budster

Tears of a clown -- Smokey Robinson & the...

Tears of a clown -- Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
02-05-06, 11:32 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 13,623
Posted By budster

Weight: 57.50 lbs above target weight This...

Weight: 57.50 lbs above target weight
This week: up 1.50 lbs
This year: up 2.00 lbs

Another week of doing good things (eg, working out 5 times) with bad results. I guess it's time to focus on...
02-05-06, 09:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,010
Posted By budster

Wow. A wise man once said: intelligence +...

Wow. A wise man once said: intelligence + arrogance = ignorance. Here's a prime example.

Her attitude is a common one, but not many are able (or willing) to express it so publicly and so...
02-03-06, 09:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,398
Posted By budster

OUCH!!! :eek: (That's for both RVAbatman and...

OUCH!!! :eek:

(That's for both RVAbatman and mcatano's friend Dave's roomate).
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-06, 07:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,308
Posted By budster

This will also make it (a little) easier on you...

This will also make it (a little) easier on you when she starts dropping you. ;)
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