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07-11-06, 11:48 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,271
Posted By JohnnyCool

Just caught this thread after a search. My...

Just caught this thread after a search. My Bontrager Race wheels have the same out of true, cracking at the nipple problems as others. An LBS, (not where I purchased the bike) said to take it to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-06, 06:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By JohnnyCool

Man, I wussed out with this wind. There was no...

Man, I wussed out with this wind. There was no way I was going ride yesterday and today I had the option of doing a swim workout instead. A got a slight taste a couple of weeks ago. I ride the...
01-24-06, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By JohnnyCool

Interesting thread. Whe I read the OP, I was...

Interesting thread. Whe I read the OP, I was thinking honey might work. What about adding protein powder to honey? Or is that a no-no during exercise? Is honey in fact easier to digest since it...
Forum: Triathlon
01-17-06, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 830
Posted By JohnnyCool

Here's a sales opportunity Ken. What will I get...

Here's a sales opportunity Ken. What will I get out of the DVD's that I won't get out of the available articles I can find on the web?
01-11-06, 02:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,210
Posted By JohnnyCool

Sorry to resurrect...I'd like to do something...

Sorry to resurrect...I'd like to do something similar and I'm wondering how this setup works in dampening road vibration? Anyone have any feedback?
01-09-06, 02:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 962
Posted By JohnnyCool

Sounds like the drummer from Spinal Tap. Do you...

Sounds like the drummer from Spinal Tap. Do you have an 11-speed cassette?
01-04-06, 02:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,473
Posted By JohnnyCool

Dude! Come on! That was Jake not Elwood! (duh)...

Dude! Come on! That was Jake not Elwood! (duh) Elwood got the white toast - no butter.
:D
12-31-05, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By JohnnyCool

Same problem, different fix. I was also sliding...

Same problem, different fix. I was also sliding forward but tilting up killed me in the drops. So I ended up sliding the saddle forward. That kept my sit parts where they belong and kept the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-05, 11:24 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,526
Posted By JohnnyCool

Not unless you count a tandem as a group of 2. I...

Not unless you count a tandem as a group of 2. I tried to once, but we got dropped on the first hill when we double flatted. I/we will do some group rides this season I'm sure, but I think we'll...
12-20-05, 07:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,470
Posted By JohnnyCool

Dang you're way more flexible than me. :( ...

Dang you're way more flexible than me. :(

Danny, not sure how you feel about them but I would recommend a good chiropractor that works with athletes. Mine is awwesome. I see him once or twice a...
12-20-05, 04:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,832
Posted By JohnnyCool

mmm...milk ...

mmm...milk
http://www.lactaid.com/images/lactaid/products/newmilk.gif
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-05, 09:51 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,807
Posted By JohnnyCool

Maybe get an older steel bike and a good tandem...

Maybe get an older steel bike and a good tandem wheelset. FWIW, I'm 242 and dropping and ride a CF.
12-20-05, 09:42 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,769
Posted By JohnnyCool

I demand that this thread (and for that matter...

I demand that this thread (and for that matter all R600DA threads) be closed and removed immediately. I simply cannot get any work done with such silliness being posted.



This $4it is so...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-05, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By JohnnyCool

Hmmm...I'm probably a bad influence but...If I...

Hmmm...I'm probably a bad influence but...If I was thinking about spending up to $300 for a wheelset to switch out, I think I would consider purchasing a used hybrid or even a road bike for commuting...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-05, 05:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,981
Posted By JohnnyCool

The 5000 is made in Taiwan starting in '06. The...

The 5000 is made in Taiwan starting in '06. The other CF frames are still made state side. Per my LBS, they couldn't compete in the >$2000 CF market otherwise.
12-14-05, 01:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,603
Posted By JohnnyCool

As usual, Danno and Koffee have great advice. I...

As usual, Danno and Koffee have great advice. I think I can add some additional value though given my long history with the same issues. (Except that I LOVE high fat foods too)
1) Drink a big...
12-14-05, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By JohnnyCool

Also in a similar situation, 20 miles each way...

Also in a similar situation, 20 miles each way but no hills and I only commute 2X/week. But, I do typically have a fairly stiff headwind on the way home. :p I try to do some different things such...
12-14-05, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By JohnnyCool

Spin class?

Spin class?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-05, 09:56 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,269
Posted By JohnnyCool

I'm surprised no ones mentioned what I think is...

I'm surprised no ones mentioned what I think is the best way to get the wife or SO to support cycling...Buy a TANDEM! The day I bought my new road bike, WE also bought a tandem. She never liked to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-05, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 909
Posted By JohnnyCool

Check the local websites for So Cal clubs like...

Check the local websites for So Cal clubs like Canyon Velo, OC wheelmen, etc. They probably have members who are lawyers. Also check out some mags like Competitor, So Cal Bicyclist(? - or something...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-05, 06:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,510
Posted By JohnnyCool

Ditto, does it work with a Shimano 10 spd? ...

Ditto, does it work with a Shimano 10 spd? Performance says it's compatible with the campy 6.2 but doesn't mention Shimano.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-05, 09:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,710
Posted By JohnnyCool

I haven't seen it mentioned so I'll add the one...

I haven't seen it mentioned so I'll add the one that I ride, Serfas Rx model. They're inexpensive at $40 and more comfortable than the Selle Italias that came on the bikes. I believe they are 143's...
12-05-05, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By JohnnyCool

Tandems typically use 145 or 160.

Tandems typically use 145 or 160.
12-02-05, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By JohnnyCool

Thanks for the feedback. I think my plan will be...

Thanks for the feedback. I think my plan will be to either take one of the swim only days off or do an "active recovery" swim. My running is very minimal at this point and as that mileage increases...
12-02-05, 11:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,092
Posted By JohnnyCool

No way! Harbor Freight rocks! I agree 100% with...

No way! Harbor Freight rocks! I agree 100% with what you said. *Click* http://www.harborfreight.com/
12-01-05, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By JohnnyCool

Seeking input/advice on my training program

Below is my current workout schedule. The swimming on M-W-F is pretty well set as it is constrained by the schedule of my Masters program and the 2 days I don't swim, I commute to work on my bike. ...
12-01-05, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By JohnnyCool

I vote "run". The windchill at 15F with a 20 MPH...

I vote "run". The windchill at 15F with a 20 MPH wind is -2. Seems pretty cold to me. (Of course I do live in SoCal where anything below 50F is considered frigid. Prior to that though, I was from...
Forum: Triathlon
11-30-05, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By JohnnyCool

Thanks Roadie Gal and Heresy. CJ, I'm in Costa...

Thanks Roadie Gal and Heresy. CJ, I'm in Costa Mesa (we've PM'd, remember?) I'm an avid bodysurfer so bring on the waves. I'll be doing sprints for the first part of the year but hope to do an Oly...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-05, 03:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,047
Posted By JohnnyCool

I'll share what I learned when having the same...

I'll share what I learned when having the same issue with out tandem. (with a combined weight of 390, btw) When a spoke breaks, it tends to damage or weaken the other spokes on the wheel which will...
Forum: Triathlon
11-28-05, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By JohnnyCool

Good source for upcoming Tri's in So Cal? (and other newbie questions...)

I looked at Active.com and Cooltri.com and found completely different events listed. Is there a 'one-stop' site for tri events? What are the best ones to use for planning out your calendar. Also,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-05, 10:22 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,035
Posted By JohnnyCool

Last time I rode more than 10 miles in cotton...

Last time I rode more than 10 miles in cotton undies I had a rash for a week. Uh...no thanks. I'll take my padded and comfort lined lycra if you don't mind. Cotton T's - yea they're great...in a...
11-22-05, 05:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,281
Posted By JohnnyCool

The Trek Incite 9 comes with a 150 mm wire which...

The Trek Incite 9 comes with a 150 mm wire which will work for front or back wheel...list price is $39.95...
11-21-05, 02:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,044
Posted By JohnnyCool

Ah ha, asked and answered. Thanks again TG. I...

Ah ha, asked and answered. Thanks again TG. I just got off the phone with the LBS. Their policy is 3 broken spokes on the same wheel. :rolleyes: They did agree to contact Burley though to see...
11-20-05, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,044
Posted By JohnnyCool

Success! I had no troubles shifting on a hilly...

Success! I had no troubles shifting on a hilly 65 mile ride after making the adjustment! :) I now feel confident in my shifting and the bikes ability to do what I want it to. Now on to broken...
11-20-05, 10:37 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 7,357
Posted By JohnnyCool

Hey! How come you guys didn't wait for us? :p ...

Hey! How come you guys didn't wait for us? :p OK, not only do we show up late, we pretty much get dropped right off the bat going up Jamboree and then...WE DOUBLE FLATTED!! What a nightmare. ...
Forum: Triathlon
11-17-05, 11:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,349
Posted By JohnnyCool

What about a long sleeve rashguard? Not sure...

What about a long sleeve rashguard? Not sure where in No Cal you are but if you can get to a surf shop check them out.
11-16-05, 10:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,363
Posted By JohnnyCool

I thought it was "you can tune a piano but you...

I thought it was "you can tune a piano but you can't tuna fish" :D







I'm sorry, I'm just in one of those moods today.
11-15-05, 09:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 731
Posted By JohnnyCool

The key word for me is "convenience". When we...

The key word for me is "convenience". When we moved into our house, one of the first things we did was to get memberships at the gym (24 hour Fitness) that's right around the corner. It's about a...
11-15-05, 09:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,044
Posted By JohnnyCool

And I'm a struggling art student - certainly not...

And I'm a struggling art student - certainly not an artisan. At least not yet. ;)

Here's what the LBS did: Installed 30t cog replacing the bent 28t. (BTW, the Burley spec is a 30t) ...
11-15-05, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By JohnnyCool

Thanks Patrick. Any others have advice on how...

Thanks Patrick. Any others have advice on how to start incorporating interval training in terms of how long in each phase (effort and recovery). Is doing it on Tuesdays & Thursdays on the way home...
11-14-05, 09:28 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 7,357
Posted By JohnnyCool

Bump and confriming. Wifey and I did a flat 55...

Bump and confriming. Wifey and I did a flat 55 miles 2 weeks ago on the tandem - our longest yet. We did about 80 this weekend and yes, it was a beautiful out! We did a pretty hilly ride on Sunday...
11-11-05, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By JohnnyCool

Interval Training on My Commute

I commute 2X's/week on Tu & Th. My commute is 20 mi each way. My weekend rides are usually with my wife on our tandem where we try to do one shorter ride, 18-25 miles, and one long ride, 40-60...
11-09-05, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,044
Posted By JohnnyCool

Tandem Geek and others, thanks for the replies. ...

Tandem Geek and others, thanks for the replies. I will definitely call Burley today and let them know about the issues I'm having. Hopefuly, between the LBS and them, we will get it resolved. I...
11-08-05, 10:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,044
Posted By JohnnyCool

Bent chainrings,broken spokes and other woes...

We have a new Burly Rumba but these issues are putting quite a damper on our new found joy of tandeming. For the second time we have bent the inner chain ring of our Tracer 52-42-28 triple. Both...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-05, 06:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,955
Posted By JohnnyCool

It's squirrelcide season in MI. I used to live...

It's squirrelcide season in MI. I used to live there...and I sweat to God they try to run under cars this time of year. I guess bikes are no exception. One year I hit 4 of the little buggers and...
10-27-05, 03:51 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 7,357
Posted By JohnnyCool

OC Roadie, tandem's OK? The long ride is a bit...

OC Roadie, tandem's OK? The long ride is a bit longer than we've been going but I want to get our mileage up so this would be a good excuse! The Nov. date would probably be better. We wouldn't be...
Forum: Triathlon
10-25-05, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By JohnnyCool

CJ, good recap - the bike did sound brutal. I...

CJ, good recap - the bike did sound brutal. I agree with crise. As they say, that which doesn't kill you only makes you stronger. That strength may come in handy in an upcoming race. Your efforts...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-05, 06:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,737
Posted By JohnnyCool

Backpacks rule, panniers drool.

Backpacks rule, panniers drool.
Forum: Commuting
10-18-05, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By JohnnyCool

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tires.html#pressure ...

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tires.html#pressure
"Pressure Recommendations
Most tires have a "maximum" pressure, or a recommended pressure range marked on the side of the tire. These pressure...
10-17-05, 09:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,750
Posted By JohnnyCool

My stoker wife uses a Serfas cruiser style...

My stoker wife uses a Serfas cruiser style saddle. I'm talking springs, gel, etc... She also has a suspension seat post. The only bad thing is we can't spin more than 95-100 rpm's without getting...
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