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10-27-08, 10:19 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 47,914
Posted By Ivan Hanz

I took my first ride with mine tonight-it's a...

I took my first ride with mine tonight-it's a super light. I can't imagine needing more than one (well, maybe for mtb'ing). I can't imagine needing a brighter light. I went 90 minutes on high with...
10-27-08, 02:28 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 47,914
Posted By Ivan Hanz

Just got my 5 mode from DE today; 8 days from...

Just got my 5 mode from DE today; 8 days from order to delivery. I've only had cheap-o Cateyes and such in the past so I'm looking forward to not blind-siding any more potholes. I came to this forum...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-07, 11:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,939
Posted By Ivan Hanz

I got over 10k miles on Specialized Nimbus'. ...

I got over 10k miles on Specialized Nimbus'. They changed the new ones a little bit, which of course i was suspicious of, but I've got maybe 2k on them and they're holding up as well as being a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-06, 12:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,787
Posted By Ivan Hanz

How about Peter B. Lewis, owner and president of...

How about Peter B. Lewis, owner and president of Progressive Insurance-an admitted everyday smoker for years and, by all accounts, a brilliant and successful man. Not that I necessarily agree with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-06, 11:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,787
Posted By Ivan Hanz

I have thought about this for some time (long...

I have thought about this for some time (long before I read the OP's post).

I believe the difference is that in road biking, you are conquering pain.
In mountain biking, you are conquering fear*....
Forum: Commuting
08-21-06, 02:36 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,111
Posted By Ivan Hanz

Fenders are much cooler than Les Pauls. They're...

Fenders are much cooler than Les Pauls. They're easier carry on stage and a lot of the greats have torn it up with Fenders, e.g. Hendrix, Buddy Holly, Muddy Waters, Clapton, Keith Richards, Gilmour,...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-06, 12:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,763
Posted By Ivan Hanz

Thanks GarciaMan, my wife and my boss never admit...

Thanks GarciaMan, my wife and my boss never admit when I'm right.

I don't have enough knowledge of geometry to say for sure what the biggest difference is. My feeling when riding a hybrid is that...
07-20-06, 12:46 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 31,106
Posted By Ivan Hanz

Would somebody please give Panic his f'ing Kewpie...

Would somebody please give Panic his f'ing Kewpie doll???

tomorrow will be interesting as CSC and TMobile both push the pace hard, as they know their boys can't TT w/ Flandis. Phonak's gotta turn...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-06, 01:19 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,462
Posted By Ivan Hanz

I think that's more figure skating than hockey,...

I think that's more figure skating than hockey, like someone said, after peewee or so.

Hockey equivalent is jumping over the boards and falling flat on your @$$. Seen it many times. Always good...
07-14-06, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By Ivan Hanz

I'm not in the Rat Race (80 pounds is pretty...

I'm not in the Rat Race (80 pounds is pretty steep!-oh yea, and it's about 1500 miles and a large ocean from here)...but my team finished 13th in the Columbus Mad Cow Urban Adventure Race. I've done...
06-23-06, 01:15 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 13,588
Posted By Ivan Hanz

When your wife refers to your favorite bike as...

When your wife refers to your favorite bike as "The Other Woman".

But it's OK cuz Mollie knows how much I love her. When she gets jealous, I buy her a new chainring.

And a necklace works on...
06-23-06, 12:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,060
Posted By Ivan Hanz

Headset? Clean out the races, regrease, maybe...

Headset? Clean out the races, regrease, maybe put in new ball bearings, like $3. It might help and can't hurt.

I've got a creak in my headset as we speak-I need to listen to my own advice :)
Forum: Commuting
06-22-06, 12:51 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,722
Posted By Ivan Hanz

I was coming to work yesterday and saw in my...

I was coming to work yesterday and saw in my rear-view 2 guys busting hump to catch me. They eventually pass me, 1 guy is on a Trek 1000 in full Discovery gear carrying an impressive beer-belly, the...
06-09-06, 09:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,366
Posted By Ivan Hanz

My testing, which is more 'seat of the pants'...

My testing, which is more 'seat of the pants' than scientific, shows at least 1mph less avg. speeds with the Armadillo's than the Nimbus. I know not if it's rotational weight, rolling resistance, or...
Forum: Touring
06-08-06, 02:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 836
Posted By Ivan Hanz

I did McKeesport to DC last year, it's alot of...

I did McKeesport to DC last year, it's alot of fun. You might bring a light for the tunnel, although you can walk it thru too. There's enough food stops, though a couple legs it's tricky to get...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-06, 11:24 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 24,156
Posted By Ivan Hanz

It's been rolled up to $12,000 in '06. You may...

It's been rolled up to $12,000 in '06. You may gift up to $12k to as many separate individuals as you like. If you're married, you and your spouse can gift $24k. The only exception (I'm aware of)...
06-06-06, 09:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,366
Posted By Ivan Hanz

I've been doing a comparison of Armadillo's vs....

I've been doing a comparison of Armadillo's vs. Nimbus EX (both 26x1.5) for the last 6months on my commuter, and I have found I much prefer the Nimbus. Same number of flats (0) but the Armadillo's...
06-02-06, 11:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,239
Posted By Ivan Hanz

You city folk are funny. Bulls-sometimes...

You city folk are funny.

Bulls-sometimes scary. Cows-Not.
05-16-06, 02:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,049
Posted By Ivan Hanz

How about variable-geometry bikes? Horizontal...

How about variable-geometry bikes? Horizontal riding position for flats, then dial it up so the rider can stand on climbs. Adjustments for different wind directions. This would assume the rider...
04-05-06, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By Ivan Hanz

Removing and cleaning rear pulleys is one of the...

Removing and cleaning rear pulleys is one of the easiest and most enjoyable maintenance tasks out there. Give it a shot! Let nary a pulley squeek!
Forum: Commuting
03-30-06, 03:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,763
Posted By Ivan Hanz

Like Euclid said, it's the geometry man! I...

Like Euclid said, it's the geometry man!

I rode my friends hybrid (Cyprus I think?) while waiting for a bike part and it was just impossible to get going fast. The difference is like a walking...
03-30-06, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By Ivan Hanz

Steel is a more comfortable fork. Aluminum is...

Steel is a more comfortable fork. Aluminum is usually cheaper. I would take a good one made of steel instead of a cheap one made of al. Make sure the fork you buy is suspension-corrected so as not...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-06, 01:07 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,422
Posted By Ivan Hanz

I dunno man. I've been commuting for several...

I dunno man. I've been commuting for several years and I very rarely almost get hit, certainly not weekly. Maybe it's Boston. But if I were MORE stressed getting to work after bike-commuting, I'd...
Forum: Touring
03-15-06, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 659
Posted By Ivan Hanz

Nice article in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette about...

Nice article in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette about the auction...bid now! time's running out!

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06074/670342.stm
03-09-06, 01:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,619
Posted By Ivan Hanz

The four truths I've found in these last five...

The four truths I've found in these last five years of riding a lot:

Fix stuff that goes wrong as soon as you get back from a ride, or you'll likely forget 'til you start the next ride.
...
02-07-06, 11:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 880
Posted By Ivan Hanz

Ask another pretty good athlete about how she...

Ask another pretty good athlete about how she feels about the german judicial system: Monica Seles. She swore never to return to Germany after her attack.
01-24-06, 11:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,725
Posted By Ivan Hanz

Sniff sniff I miss sydney. He would have...

Sniff sniff I miss sydney. He would have seconded that.
Forum: Commuting
12-14-05, 04:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,883
Posted By Ivan Hanz

I've been accused of P.U.I. (Pedaling Under...

I've been accused of P.U.I. (Pedaling Under Influence). It's kind of a pain, since my 40oz. is always foaming up in the bottle cage. And this time of year, you gotta drink quick; I don't like that...
Forum: Commuting
12-07-05, 02:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,557
Posted By Ivan Hanz

I agree, it can be a conundrum. I dislike when...

I agree, it can be a conundrum. I dislike when someone hammers to catch up to me, passes, then slows down. I don't draft, but I'll hang back 10 feet and wait for a chance to pass. I, unlike many...
12-07-05, 01:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,678
Posted By Ivan Hanz

Hey I've got a 04 Allez w/ Sora, a triple and 8...

Hey I've got a 04 Allez w/ Sora, a triple and 8 and I only get minimal fd rub without messing with the trim. Your buddy's bike's not set up right. I'd disconnect the fd cable, re-connect, and go...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-05, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By Ivan Hanz

One shouldn't ride with a fever. Vigorous...

One shouldn't ride with a fever. Vigorous exercise w/ fever can lead to irreparable heart damage.
Forum: Commuting
11-29-05, 01:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,316
Posted By Ivan Hanz

I love commuting in the snow because... All...

I love commuting in the snow because...

All my coworkers/friends/family think I'm crazy! And the voices in my head agree!!!

Mwahahahahahhaaha!
11-28-05, 01:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,397
Posted By Ivan Hanz

I look up and to my left when walking, to check...

I look up and to my left when walking, to check out my rear-view mirror. But since I don't wear my helmet on walks, I never know what's going on back there.
Forum: Commuting
11-21-05, 01:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,250
Posted By Ivan Hanz

When I replaced my knobbies with slicks, my...

When I replaced my knobbies with slicks, my knobbies got mad and moved back in with their mother. So evidently yes, it is cheating.
11-18-05, 10:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,128
Posted By Ivan Hanz

I have an 02 Rockhopper with about 10k miles on...

I have an 02 Rockhopper with about 10k miles on it, the frame's as good as ever, as far as I know. I think I've replaced everything on it except the headset and the derailleurs. It's friction now,...
11-09-05, 01:45 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,468
Posted By Ivan Hanz

Thanks DC for helping to keep those COTA guys in...

Thanks DC for helping to keep those COTA guys in line. Your perserverance is an inspiration.



Yea, what's the old saying, he had the right-of-way but ended up dead wrong. I'd imagine a 10-ton...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-05, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,522
Posted By Ivan Hanz

My condolences on the untimely demise of your...

My condolences on the untimely demise of your beloved B17.

Somewhere on Sheldon Brown's website, he says (I paraphrase) they shouldn't sell the tension wrenches because so many people kill their...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-05, 11:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,161
Posted By Ivan Hanz

I'm a big fan of my Nashbar steel...

I'm a big fan of my Nashbar steel suspension-corrected fork. Lighter than suspension, soft, better climbing, better fender mounting options. I can still run single-track on my commuter/mountain bike.
10-06-05, 11:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,685
Posted By Ivan Hanz

Great shop...I can't remember his name, but I...

Great shop...I can't remember his name, but I stop in every time I'm in the 'burgh. Lots of courier-types fixing their (non-fixie) rides there. Any part in the world, if you can find it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-05, 12:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,322
Posted By Ivan Hanz

Like Paul Harvey, "The Other Side of the Story" ...

Like Paul Harvey, "The Other Side of the Story"

So there I am, a beautiful day just peddlin around on my 50 lb. mountain bike. I should fix it up, as only 3 gears work, but that's ok, I do it for...
Forum: Commuting
10-05-05, 10:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,295
Posted By Ivan Hanz

I'm happier on my commute since my computer...

I'm happier on my commute since my computer broke. I do ride home faster than I ride to work, since I have a shower at home.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-05, 10:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,905
Posted By Ivan Hanz

1) Clipless pedals/shoes 2) Proper tire...

1) Clipless pedals/shoes
2) Proper tire inflation/thinner tires
3) EPO (just kiddin')

Aerobars should be banned on group rides. About 85% of the people on my group rides weave around like...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-05, 09:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,537
Posted By Ivan Hanz

I read somewhere that you only get benefit from a...

I read somewhere that you only get benefit from a tailwind in a 135 degree arc. So the other 225 degrees of side/headwind are a detriment. All other things being equal, you have an almost 2-1...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-05, 02:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,023
Posted By Ivan Hanz

Wow what a great idea! I'm going to convert...

Wow what a great idea! I'm going to convert everything into...not jelly donuts...but my favorite fuel, Budweiser.

So, first I find on the trusty internet my roundtrip 25 mile commute burns 1100...
09-12-05, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By Ivan Hanz

You're SOL. Bad luck. Well, maybe you needed to...

You're SOL. Bad luck. Well, maybe you needed to upgrade that crankset anyway. You can always keep the rings, and the non-drive side crank arm might come in handy in the future.
09-09-05, 03:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,305
Posted By Ivan Hanz

Yea, me too. I blame it on this pinko, commie,...

Yea, me too. I blame it on this pinko, commie, lefter-than-Castro city I live in. What a bunch of lillypants!

My last close call was after 5 (great) days on the PGH-DC Canal trail, I was riding...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-05, 01:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,416
Posted By Ivan Hanz

I've never noticed ill-effects, but everyone at...

I've never noticed ill-effects, but everyone at the Red Cross swears we should. I've seen a few people pass out, faint, etc. after giving. I think it's more mental than physical, but that's just my...
08-25-05, 10:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,414
Posted By Ivan Hanz

My 8 yr old daughter has 20" Huffy I bought at a...

My 8 yr old daughter has 20" Huffy I bought at a garage sale for $25. She rides the dickens out of it. She commuted to school last year with me, and this year she's going by herself. It's a 6...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-05, 09:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,271
Posted By Ivan Hanz

I gotta have a mirror. I go crazy without it. I...

I gotta have a mirror. I go crazy without it. I use a helmet mounted mirror, and I'm with K5fnd, it's never misguided me. There's, like, 135 degrees of site line available by swiveling my melon....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-05, 02:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,595
Posted By Ivan Hanz

Usually I feel like an asthmatic at a smog...

Usually I feel like an asthmatic at a smog convention. Sometimes I feel like my thighs are going to burn off. Sometimes my butt/shoulders/wrists feel painful too, depending on what mile of the fast...
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