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Forum: Commuting
01-14-11, 09:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 29,440
Posted By Big_Red

This is one of the most important aspects for me....

This is one of the most important aspects for me. He's right though it is much harder than it should be.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-10, 10:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,239
Posted By Big_Red

I think MDcatV is right. The four philips head...

I think MDcatV is right. The four philips head screws should only be tightened just enough to be snug. If you back them out be sure to put some new thread locker on them or you will be missing one or...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-10, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,030
Posted By Big_Red

I have a 705 and use it on just about every ride....

I have a 705 and use it on just about every ride. A 705 or 800 will do what you want. As the others have mentioned, you will need to buy map set as well. Downloading things from sites such as map my...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-10, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 993
Posted By Big_Red

I don't know about the trainer itself, but mine...

I don't know about the trainer itself, but mine quited down significantly when I put a trainer specific tire on. It was amazing how much this helped not only noise, but slip too.
Forum: Commuting
12-24-10, 11:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,258
Posted By Big_Red

I am in much the same boat as Doohickie. We just...

I am in much the same boat as Doohickie. We just moved this summer and the commute went from 9 to 15 miles each way. All of the points Doohickie mentioned I have noticed also. One thing that helped...
12-24-10, 11:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,874
Posted By Big_Red

I think fig newtons would work. Personally I like...

I think fig newtons would work. Personally I like to mix up some homebrew gel with some honey, little protein powder and a few other odds and ends. This works well for me and keeps the cost down.
Forum: Commuting
08-07-10, 03:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 922
Posted By Big_Red

What was that saying mom used to use about not...

What was that saying mom used to use about not lowering yourself to the same level as those that do wrong... Just because the drivers do it does not make it OK to follow suit. Anyway it helps when it...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-10, 02:59 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,049
Posted By Big_Red

Mine is 15mi each way. It takes about 50min each...

Mine is 15mi each way. It takes about 50min each direction. I ride my road bike and wear bike shorts and jersey each day.

I would look at a hybrid and get some good though commuter tires and some...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-10, 02:47 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 17,374
Posted By Big_Red

For those with the creaks... did you use grease...

For those with the creaks... did you use grease on the outside of the bearings prior to pressing them in? What about grease on the splines? Just wondering if this could be a source of the creaking. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-10, 01:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,177
Posted By Big_Red

This situation is scary as hell. I don't think I...

This situation is scary as hell. I don't think I will ever get used to it. Most trucks are pretty good at waiting for a good time to pass, but I did get the right hook by a truck once. That was great!
Forum: Commuting
07-22-10, 06:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 839
Posted By Big_Red

Way to go. Keep it up. Gotta say that the day...

Way to go. Keep it up. Gotta say that the day seems to go better after a nice ride to work.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-10, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,222
Posted By Big_Red

We haven't had any trouble with BB30 cranks, I...

We haven't had any trouble with BB30 cranks, I think maintenance on these is the same level as other more "standard" cranksets. Yes the crank selection is limited, but there are some nice sets out...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-10, 08:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,478
Posted By Big_Red

Well yes it is, but this does not mean we have to...

Well yes it is, but this does not mean we have to take time while a guy is unable to fight back. If AC is is strong as everyone says he is he can race wheel to wheel without need to go hard while his...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-10, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 850
Posted By Big_Red

I have the Sweat Gutr. Works great while moving....

I have the Sweat Gutr. Works great while moving. Once I stop I still get sweat into my eyes. Still much better than not having it at all, at least my glasses don't get all sweaty.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-10, 09:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 934
Posted By Big_Red

If you have never done it before, it seems like a...

If you have never done it before, it seems like a huge challenge. After you have done it a few times you won't have any trouble. Follow the instructions on the Park site and wrap the correct...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-10, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By Big_Red

One frame set will probably go through without...

One frame set will probably go through without inspection, especially if shipped by EMS or marked as sample on the shipping docs. If they inspect the box, you will be in the 10% range. You might need...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-10, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By Big_Red

Cannondale also makes a BB30 crank. Do what you...

Cannondale also makes a BB30 crank. Do what you like with the cranks. If you really want Shimano or Campy get an adapter. I like the ones from Wheels Mfg. I have SRAM BB30 cranks on one of my bikes,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-10, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,628
Posted By Big_Red

I've had good luck with the Forte tubes also....

I've had good luck with the Forte tubes also. However, I am totally paranoid of flats so I usually run Slime Lites and forget about it. Yes they weigh a little more...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-10, 08:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 943
Posted By Big_Red

If you have some good hills on each ride go for...

If you have some good hills on each ride go for the 11-28. This will give you the gearing you need to work on your cad while getting stronger and smoother. I had this setup when I lived on Colorado....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-10, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,676
Posted By Big_Red

I'm with 383. Check out your der alignment and...

I'm with 383. Check out your der alignment and tune everything in. You might have some slight rub at the extremes, but it shouldn't be anything that really limits your performance.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-10, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,144
Posted By Big_Red

I repacked my seat bag once and the next ride I...

I repacked my seat bag once and the next ride I heard a terrible noise when going over the slightest bumps... turns out my CO2 was smacking the seat post. A little rearrangement and all was quite....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-10, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By Big_Red

I would go with the beam type also. I'm not sure...

I would go with the beam type also. I'm not sure that Sears gives the warranty on the torque wrenches anymore.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-10, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By Big_Red

As mentioned above, you can move your parts. You...

As mentioned above, you can move your parts. You may need to look at the bottom bracket and crankset depending on the new frame. I would consider the idea of selling off the old bike and buying a new...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-10, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By Big_Red

I had to readjust my Force front brake once. No...

I had to readjust my Force front brake once. No problems since then. I don't think it is a design problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-10, 05:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,748
Posted By Big_Red

I think you are looking good. If you don't have...

I think you are looking good. If you don't have pain (knees = seat height or fore aft, shoulders and hands = stem length, lower back = bar height) just ride more. Also remember that as you ride more,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-10, 05:32 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,391
Posted By Big_Red

Give this some thought. I have noticed that...

Give this some thought. I have noticed that depending on the wheels, a cross wind can cause the "wobble". Lower profile wheels and the problem is gone. The price you pay for wanting deep (or even...
Forum: Commuting
04-21-10, 12:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,667
Posted By Big_Red

I wear the dog tag. I don't have the online...

I wear the dog tag. I don't have the online version, but my wife does (wrist style for her). She has several med allergies which are important if you need a ride to the hospital. I only wear mine...
04-16-10, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By Big_Red

Yep. Then install the chain and make final...

Yep. Then install the chain and make final adjustments from there.
04-16-10, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By Big_Red

You can use levers, just be careful not to get...

You can use levers, just be careful not to get the tube. I also have good luck using both hands and sort of rolling the tire onto the rim. This is much more difficult than using a lever, but it gets...
04-16-10, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,423
Posted By Big_Red

You have two choices. 1. Get a BB30 crank...

You have two choices.

1. Get a BB30 crank from SRAM, FSA or Cdale.

2. Get an adapter for your frame. There are two styles of this adapter. The first from FSA or Cdale presses into the frame and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-10, 09:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,495
Posted By Big_Red

A pound is good for at least 5-10 mental HP! But...

A pound is good for at least 5-10 mental HP! But really for most of us, not all but most, we should focus more on the rider fitness than bike weight. Then again, bike weight is almost always how...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-10, 09:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,495
Posted By Big_Red

I agree, normally the sum of all the parts...

I agree, normally the sum of all the parts doesn't add up (oh I can hear the math teachers of the world now). My 53 with Force weighs almost the same as my wifes 49 with rival and a BB30 crank at 16...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-10, 02:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,138
Posted By Big_Red

I think you are going to be real happy with your...

I think you are going to be real happy with your new setup. I put Rival on my wife's bike and it is really nice. If the hills aren't your strong point, I bet you will like the new cassette also. You...
04-08-10, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By Big_Red

I have the performance model as well. I agree...

I have the performance model as well. I agree with the others, be careful about how much pressure you push down with while cutting. I cut mostly carbon steerers, but with a sharp blade and light...
04-07-10, 09:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 989
Posted By Big_Red

Wow... really good reason. You will be happy...

Wow... really good reason.

You will be happy you have them in the rain and snow. On dry days I don't use them. I have the removable kind.
04-07-10, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By Big_Red

I think you will be OK. Might be a bit long for...

I think you will be OK. Might be a bit long for you, might be just right. Besides, since you already bought it you might as well give it a try.
Forum: Commuting
04-07-10, 09:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,580
Posted By Big_Red

Add to the list that if the weather man says...

Add to the list that if the weather man says light snow accumulation on the grass it really means 4 inches of slush on the road.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-10, 03:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,177
Posted By Big_Red

I really liked my photochomatic glasses from...

I really liked my photochomatic glasses from performance, but I notice that they don't get as dark as when new. Hunt-man have you noticed this?

When the sun is not out I use a pair of Must Flex...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-10, 02:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,016
Posted By Big_Red

My latest seat is level, the one before that...

My latest seat is level, the one before that slightly down in front. This should be based on comfort. everyone is a little different about what is most comfortable in regards to seat tilt. I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-10, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,248
Posted By Big_Red

eschew - Frames are in stock. We had some trouble...

eschew - Frames are in stock. We had some trouble with the SSL certificate for the website so we didn't want to allow online purchases until the security was in place. We are hoping that this is all...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-10, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,248
Posted By Big_Red

Our SHIFT3 R100 fits the description.

Our SHIFT3 R100 fits the description.
Forum: Commuting
04-05-10, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By Big_Red

I have had to ask a coworker if I could borrow...

I have had to ask a coworker if I could borrow their car before. I don't let things like this get in the way of the ride as they are pretty infrequent. Ride and have fun, you will always find a way...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-10, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By Big_Red

I've made it down the block without my helmet....

I've made it down the block without my helmet. One of the few things I will turn around for. I usually prevent all this by setting everything out the night before. Sometimes you just space everything...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-10, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 490
Posted By Big_Red

Keep it up. I think you will find that your...

Keep it up. I think you will find that your commute is a great way to get in a regular exercise ride. Worked for me.
Forum: Commuting
04-05-10, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By Big_Red

One of those days

So I made it out of the house this morning without my glasses, water bottle, gloves...

What a morning. I sure hope the ride home goes a little smoother.

Anyone else have one of those days?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-10, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,027
Posted By Big_Red

I have a set of RaceBlades which work great for...

I have a set of RaceBlades which work great for my short commute on wet or melting snow days. They go on and off easy. It took about 15 min to get them all adjusted for no rub the first time on. I do...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-10, 10:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,339
Posted By Big_Red

Again, the arm thing will only get you a quick...

Again, the arm thing will only get you a quick idea if the frame is close. Anywhere from 2-8 cm can usually be adjusted with a change in stem. Not a replacement for a more detailed fit, but might be...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-10, 02:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,821
Posted By Big_Red

Try a shorter stem or frame. I think you are...

Try a shorter stem or frame. I think you are stretched out a bit much. This will also help with the neck pain.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-10, 02:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,019
Posted By Big_Red

I think RiPHRaPH might have the answer with the...

I think RiPHRaPH might have the answer with the comment on short stokes. Just like your face, be careful that you don't scrape off too much skin. You might want to try some aftershave to see if that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-10, 11:51 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,352
Posted By Big_Red

If you think you can hang on, go with the fast...

If you think you can hang on, go with the fast group and let them help you with the paceline, or just keep riding with these guys and see what becomes of it. My guess is maybe there was a little to...
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