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Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-08, 03:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 584
Posted By Cheshyre

yes. food in taiwan is incredible. just a tip on...

yes. food in taiwan is incredible. just a tip on that though: don't eat from the food stands on the side of the road unless it's really busy or somebody brings you to them, at least for the first few...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-08, 08:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,466
Posted By Cheshyre

yeah.. i've only had the iron test. in the...

yeah.. i've only had the iron test.

in the week leading up to donation, i make sure to do two things: drink a little extra water, and eat a lot of iron rich food. google can tell you what those...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-08, 11:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,242
Posted By Cheshyre

it's actually illegal in the state of michigan to...

it's actually illegal in the state of michigan to swear within earshot of women and children. it's been famously enforced a handful of times.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-08, 11:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,242
Posted By Cheshyre

This isn't a bike story, but... three drunk...

This isn't a bike story, but...

three drunk freshmen wanna-be frat boys walked down my street and kicked our picket fence down. we followed them outside at midnight and called the cops on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-08, 11:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,184
Posted By Cheshyre

my method (it doesn't work THAT well, but it well...

my method (it doesn't work THAT well, but it well enough for me to keep doing it):
lay newspaper under the drivetrain, being sure to cover the ground under the bike and any other parts of the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-08, 03:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,234
Posted By Cheshyre

i have a saddle bag because i carry in it: 1)...

i have a saddle bag because i carry in it:
1) small rag
2) multi-tool (the nashbar "wee 7". it's seriously the size of a frosted shredded wheat).
3) mini park chain tool
4) clincher patch kit
5)...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-08, 12:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,460
Posted By Cheshyre

or more like the crank might snap off on a hard...

or more like the crank might snap off on a hard climb, sending lance to an untimely demise.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-08, 08:50 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,337
Posted By Cheshyre

the sounds of shattered bearings grinding in the...

the sounds of shattered bearings grinding in the Dura Ace pedals i got for $5.

oh well. i'll ride 'em until they're toast. they were $5, and i already had my LBS open one of them up.. races were...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-08, 10:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,692
Posted By Cheshyre

Wow.. I have no idea what's up with your setup. I...

Wow.. I have no idea what's up with your setup. I have FSA Gossamer ISIS with a 105 front der, ulte rear der, on a 10speed shimano cassette. It works beautifully. After the cables stretched out,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-08, 08:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 841
Posted By Cheshyre

i had a pair of adidas el-moro MTB shoes that i...

i had a pair of adidas el-moro MTB shoes that i used road biking for a while. i just switched to some cannondale shoes (RS1100?) and some old school dura ace (still used Look ARC) pedals.

the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-08, 07:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,427
Posted By Cheshyre

you're fine. climbing isn't a skill that comes...

you're fine. climbing isn't a skill that comes overnight.

i think the best advice i ever got came from bicycling magazine (yeah, i know). ride up the hill at 80% of your max effort, even you're...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-08, 08:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,140
Posted By Cheshyre

i pulled an all-nighter and fainted on my bike...

i pulled an all-nighter and fainted on my bike once. had a vague sensation of falling, then waking up on the pavement.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-08, 05:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,954
Posted By Cheshyre

i don't know, maybe ann arbor is still considered...

i don't know, maybe ann arbor is still considered to be a tiny little town, but half of the kids here don't know what bike messengers are, or that they even exist. i wouldn't be surprised if a ton of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-08, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By Cheshyre

if you've got mechanical skills, you'll be okay. ...

if you've got mechanical skills, you'll be okay.

of course, i learned how to wrench on a total beater bike... and that beater bike has its fair share of wrench marks...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-08, 05:28 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,204
Posted By Cheshyre

it'll happen sometime. there'll be a time when...

it'll happen sometime. there'll be a time when you're on a lazy ride and it's really perfect out and you're not paying attention, or when you're riding with friends and distracted, but you'll put...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-08, 05:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 848
Posted By Cheshyre

i have a bell solar ($20 @ nashbar). it's a...

i have a bell solar ($20 @ nashbar).

it's a "unisize" helmet with a ratcheting fit system that works BEAUTIFULLY. however, due to the fact that the foam shell can't change size, it is large to fit...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-08, 10:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,147
Posted By Cheshyre

i'd say that it's pretty comparable to other...

i'd say that it's pretty comparable to other related bikes. jamis will give you the same for $1300, except with carbon seatstays, so you might look into that too, and felt will give you 105 for only...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-08, 12:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,752
Posted By Cheshyre

my planet bike computer and sheldon both say that...

my planet bike computer and sheldon both say that the magnet should be closer to the axle; the magnet moves more slowly while maintaining the same revolution count, so it's easier for the computer to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-08, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By Cheshyre

IMO, Felt and Jamis have the most bang for the...

IMO, Felt and Jamis have the most bang for the buck. Stay away from Trek; you won't get very far with $1500 from them.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-08, 11:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,752
Posted By Cheshyre

as a felt F85 owner, i have to say that felts...

as a felt F85 owner, i have to say that felts are.. ugly. however, take a look at one in person. they have all of the normal tubing manipulations, just on a smaller scale so that there's less total...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-08, 10:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,934
Posted By Cheshyre

bleh. i've said it before, but i'll keep...

bleh.

i've said it before, but i'll keep saying it: bern helmets suck. also, i think only 1 of their helmets (the brentwood) is actually federally certified.

they're really heavy,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-08, 10:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,429
Posted By Cheshyre

i ride hoods normally to save my back (i'm 20 and...

i ride hoods normally to save my back (i'm 20 and have no back problems, but my drops are kind of low... i want to say that the lowest point of the handlebar is at least 7 inches from the top of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-08, 10:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,588
Posted By Cheshyre

^^ alternative to dick rhee's advice: i'm a...

^^ alternative to dick rhee's advice:

i'm a little duck footed too, and i find that tucking my knees closer to my toptube helps straighten out the feet a bit. plus, it keeps you from pedaling with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-08, 10:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,328
Posted By Cheshyre

i have a medium sized wedge: wedge: levers,...

i have a medium sized wedge:

wedge: levers, patch kit, keys, wallet, spare tube, chain tool.
jersey: cell phone, granola.
bike: 40oz of water for a 30-40 mile ride, depending on weather. also,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-08, 10:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,988
Posted By Cheshyre

whoa dude. arc'teryx is sweet, but columbia gets...

whoa dude. arc'teryx is sweet, but columbia gets the job done at a quarter of the price.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-08, 12:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 794
Posted By Cheshyre

i'm a huge fan of the bell solar, especially if...

i'm a huge fan of the bell solar, especially if you have a larger head (it's "Unisize," but obviously, the foam part has to be big enough to fit large heads. I happen to have a huge noggin, so it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-08, 11:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,093
Posted By Cheshyre

naw, there's a picture on the internet somewhere...

naw, there's a picture on the internet somewhere of a turn o' the 20th century newspaper delivery boy with the stem backwards setup for a too big bike.

anyway.
the better idea is to sell the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-08, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By Cheshyre

i have a 2007 felt f85 (somewhat similar, doesn't...

i have a 2007 felt f85 (somewhat similar, doesn't have carbon seatstays, has an alex wheelset, and has an FSA gossamer ISIS crankset), and i'm very happy. the f85 handles easily (however, i don't...
07-10-08, 07:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,161
Posted By Cheshyre

there's an easier way. just buy a can of...

there's an easier way. just buy a can of compressed air (for computers) and turn it upside-down and start spraying the propellant at the dent, and it'll frost over just as fast. plus, you don't have...
07-09-08, 05:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,161
Posted By Cheshyre

U-Locks come in many different levels of quality....

U-Locks come in many different levels of quality. some of them are quite weak.


i want to know where one would get liquid nitrogen. as far as i know, you need a license to get it. i can't think...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-08, 02:00 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 17,098
Posted By Cheshyre

uh, exaggerating your original story much? ...

uh, exaggerating your original story much?

nothing will do well against a curb.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-08, 01:58 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,740
Posted By Cheshyre

like other people said, there's probably too much...

like other people said, there's probably too much weight on your hands. i don't know anything about your setup, but if your saddle is in a poor spot, it could also be making it difficult for you to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-08, 09:05 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,391
Posted By Cheshyre

wait, what? how can you prove that a low end...

wait, what?
how can you prove that a low end modern Moto performs better than any old French bike? that's a totally unsupportable statement.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-08, 10:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,876
Posted By Cheshyre

the bell solar is a cheap helmet ($20 anywhere...

the bell solar is a cheap helmet ($20 anywhere online).

i don't think bell is a disreputable company.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-08, 09:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,663
Posted By Cheshyre

yeah, go with the LBS. the relationship and free...

yeah, go with the LBS. the relationship and free stuff you'll probably get from buying at an LBS will more and make up for the deal on the Sprint.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-08, 05:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,876
Posted By Cheshyre

On the other hand (from all the people who say...

On the other hand (from all the people who say that the Atmos is safer than cheaper helmets)--

Let's make some assumptions.
1) Expensive helmets tout lightweight and increased...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-08, 07:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 814
Posted By Cheshyre

while we're OT, there were some interesting...

while we're OT, there were some interesting theories and facts that have been discovered by Stanford University. Also, the "pro-democratic" portion of the protests wasn't the only protest goal....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-08, 07:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,810
Posted By Cheshyre

i believe the jamis ventura comp is tiagra and...

i believe the jamis ventura comp is tiagra and 750$.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-08, 12:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,383
Posted By Cheshyre

same, except i just take my rags and scrub them...

same, except i just take my rags and scrub them in the bathtub with handsoap. wring them dry, hang in the garage somewhere.

i mean, they're shop rags. they just need to not be really greasy; if...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-08, 12:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,271
Posted By Cheshyre

the tread comes out past the cleat, so when you...

the tread comes out past the cleat, so when you walk, you're walking on the tread of the shoe, not on your cleats.

they're not the most comfortable thing to walk around in, but they're okay. i'm a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-08, 08:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,095
Posted By Cheshyre

yes, too bad that foils are also worthless...

yes, too bad that foils are also worthless against ninja unless you happen to snap the tip off.

(ahem*, ahem*)
(former foilist also)
(epee sucks)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-08, 09:23 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,917
Posted By Cheshyre

when you haven't ridden for an extended period of...

when you haven't ridden for an extended period of time (around 26 hours), your feet become restless and jittery. after three days, you become irritable and your body feels sore. Five days later, you...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-08, 11:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,174
Posted By Cheshyre

aren't compact frames supposed to be stiffer?

aren't compact frames supposed to be stiffer?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-08, 11:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,134
Posted By Cheshyre

i'm going go ahead and disagree with the...

i'm going go ahead and disagree with the bikesdirect thing. yes, their prices look attractive, but if you search around your local bike shops, you can probably find a better deal.

i saw a 2008...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-08, 11:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,633
Posted By Cheshyre

... you ride with a piece in your jersey pocket?...

... you ride with a piece in your jersey pocket? where do you live?!

all i ride with usually is just a cell phone and a wallet w/ ID in case i can't speak for myself.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-08, 11:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 690
Posted By Cheshyre

haha. yeah. i think it's too late for goose...

haha. yeah. i think it's too late for goose though.

it's pretty bad... i usually ride behind my girlfriend since it's easier for me to slow down to her speed than her to get up to my pace, and she...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-08, 09:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 690
Posted By Cheshyre

okay. there's a parking lot near my house, so...

okay. there's a parking lot near my house, so i'll probably be there tomorrow..

but now, what about body position? i see that there are two schools, one with body in line with the bike (face over...
06-09-08, 09:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 509
Posted By Cheshyre

but you're still in contact with him through...

but you're still in contact with him through email. it can't hurt to ask.

and i know what craigs is; i've bought bikes on there before.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-08, 09:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 690
Posted By Cheshyre

corner - o' - phobia

this is stupid, but...

i used to corner just fine. head in the correct direction, loose grip, pedals in the right place, line picked out, etc, etc. then one day, i hit a slick patch (recent road...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-08, 05:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,279
Posted By Cheshyre

... maybe i don't quite understand how much...

... maybe i don't quite understand how much you're sweating, but i have riding gloves with a terry nose-wipe.. i just swipe my head with the wipe, which is in prime position to dry out anyway.
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