Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: John Coloccia
Showing results 1 to 50 of 62
Search took 0.05 seconds.
Forum: Commuting
07-18-10, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 544
Posted By John Coloccia

I'm thinking that somewhere out there is a guy...

I'm thinking that somewhere out there is a guy named Thomson that's sick of people spelling his name "Thompson", so he spells it out in big letters on everything he makes. :D
Forum: Commuting
07-18-10, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,001
Posted By John Coloccia

Just an FYI. This is why we ended up with the...

Just an FYI. This is why we ended up with the 7.2. It's not a dramatic difference but the steel fork definitely seemed to make the ride a bit less harsh. That's just how it feels to us.
Forum: Commuting
07-18-10, 04:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,998
Posted By John Coloccia

And that right there is a very fair point.

And that right there is a very fair point.
Forum: Commuting
07-18-10, 04:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,998
Posted By John Coloccia

It comes stock with a double chainring and the...

It comes stock with a double chainring and the cassette is relatively high gearing. It's much closer to road bike gearing than what I would think of as a commuter or touring bike. After 15 or 20...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-10, 06:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,001
Posted By John Coloccia

re: 7.3FX Check out the 7.2 also. It's...

re: 7.3FX

Check out the 7.2 also. It's significantly less and my wife and I MUCH prefer the steel fork over the aluminum...noticeably better ride in my opinion. YMMV. That Giant someone posted...
Forum: Northeast
07-17-10, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By John Coloccia

Overnight on Block Island

The wife and I are planning a quick getaway to Block Island with our bikes. Does anyone have any recommendations for things to see/do and places to stay? Also, is it more appropriate to show up...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-10, 08:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 751
Posted By John Coloccia

Timely thread. I was just cursing on the ride...

Timely thread. I was just cursing on the ride home tonight about all the sweat in my eyes, and then I get back and see this. I'll be picking up a Halo. There's just something about the sweat...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-10, 07:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,998
Posted By John Coloccia

Personally, I think the Windsor is a great bike...

Personally, I think the Windsor is a great bike for the money. Someone I work with, who owned his own bike shop for some time, has a Windsor Tourist and he uses it as his daily commuter. He...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-10, 09:04 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,998
Posted By John Coloccia

The gearing on the CrossCheck is also not ideal...

The gearing on the CrossCheck is also not ideal for commuting or touring IMHO. It just seems to me like there are better general purpose bike out there than the CrossCheck.

FWIW, I tend to cruise...
07-15-10, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By John Coloccia

LOL. If you meant THAT, I'll be walking home...

LOL. If you meant THAT, I'll be walking home with two bikes.
07-15-10, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By John Coloccia

I don't really care if you go through my lock,...

I don't really care if you go through my lock, but I'm going to chuckle a bit when I leave and your u-lock is sitting on the ground.
Forum: Touring
07-15-10, 03:55 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,538
Posted By John Coloccia

Well, look... Everyone seems to have this...

Well, look...

Everyone seems to have this problem with the concept of demanding what you want. Okay, fine. Replace it with the word "ask". What happens when you're told "No."? That's it? You...
07-14-10, 07:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,608
Posted By John Coloccia

Marco Pantani died when he was 34. There are...

Marco Pantani died when he was 34. There are videos of him where I would have sworn he was in his 50s, or even 60s. Maybe it was the cocaine. I don't know. Healthy looking and healthy are so...
Forum: Touring
07-14-10, 03:36 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,538
Posted By John Coloccia

I haven't owned a car with less than 100,000...

I haven't owned a car with less than 100,000 miles on it in a long time (125,000 on mine, 135,000 on the wife's), have no CC debt and just got cable TV for the first time in nearly 10 years because...
Forum: Touring
07-14-10, 02:53 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,538
Posted By John Coloccia

Ok, so I'm obviously part of some special class...

Ok, so I'm obviously part of some special class of lucky folks. Fine, my apologies. What's the normal, non-teacup or WHATEVER way of taking time off that is socially acceptable here? Keep in mind...
Forum: Touring
07-14-10, 02:16 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,538
Posted By John Coloccia

I never said the American way is ideal for...

I never said the American way is ideal for touring. The OP asked a straightforward question: how do you guts do it? I gave a straightforward answer. You guys are the ones taking in a completely...
Forum: Touring
07-14-10, 01:41 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,538
Posted By John Coloccia

Which brings us right back to exactly what I said...

Which brings us right back to exactly what I said before. Many of us simply take unpaid time off or find a job with better benefits...or buy vacation time. As a bit if trivia, I guess if we all did...
Forum: Touring
07-14-10, 11:53 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,538
Posted By John Coloccia

The taxes wasn't a criticism. You said yourself...

The taxes wasn't a criticism. You said yourself that people live more cheaply and have less stuff in Europe. They tend to take home less, spend less and have more free time. It's a trade. It's just...
07-14-10, 11:11 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,666
Posted By John Coloccia

I did have a dog get a bit too friendly once....

I did have a dog get a bit too friendly once. Does that count? No, I didn't shoot it. LOL. The trails around here tend to be rather secluded and don't typically have convenient points to hop on and...
Forum: Touring
07-14-10, 10:57 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,538
Posted By John Coloccia

*********y? Huh? My counterparts overseas all...

*********y? Huh? My counterparts overseas all get more vacation time than I do, and they also get paid less and pay more taxes. My point us that here it's my choice to work less or buy vacation...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-10, 10:34 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,430
Posted By John Coloccia

Actually, I think it's mostly the co2 that causes...

Actually, I think it's mostly the co2 that causes any significant leaking. O2 and n2 solubility are nearly the same. For bikes, plain old air vs plain co2 is certainly different. The reason I...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-10, 06:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,088
Posted By John Coloccia

Well, I just did some searching. It was...

Well, I just did some searching. It was remarkably difficult to find, but apparently you can pay $600 for a pair of brifters. Most of what I found was in the $100 or $150 range. So what do I get...
07-14-10, 04:57 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,666
Posted By John Coloccia

Why is it that the "dangerous" gun carrier is...

Why is it that the "dangerous" gun carrier is being respectful, talking about restraint and good common sense while the rest of you guys are spewing contempt and talking about ass whoopings? It...
Forum: Touring
07-14-10, 04:42 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,538
Posted By John Coloccia

I have 3 weeks of vacation. I just took a 2...

I have 3 weeks of vacation. I just took a 2 month sabbatical. In the US, we get what we want by demanding it, not by hoping someone will "give" it to us. In addition, most companies allow you to...
Forum: Touring
07-14-10, 04:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,257
Posted By John Coloccia

Funny how they come in pairs: ...

Funny how they come in pairs:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?661672-Tire-pump....or-CO2-cartridge-...Which-works-better-for-you

I won't waste money on anything but Topeak pumps...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-10, 06:13 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,430
Posted By John Coloccia

Speaking a little loosely, the size of a molecule...

Speaking a little loosely, the size of a molecule determines how quickly it diffuses through rubber, but there are other factors having to do with the structure of the molecule that determines how...
Forum: Touring
07-13-10, 05:44 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 19,171
Posted By John Coloccia

Bingo. I may try them on my next bike, just to...

Bingo. I may try them on my next bike, just to see for myself.
07-13-10, 05:33 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,666
Posted By John Coloccia

Well, that's fair enough. Personally, I wouldn't...

Well, that's fair enough. Personally, I wouldn't go anywhere that I thought I actually needed a gun or any other kind of self defense. For example, I probably wouldn't travel to Iraq or Afghanistan...
07-13-10, 04:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,666
Posted By John Coloccia

With all due respect, 4 old guys that can barely...

With all due respect, 4 old guys that can barely stand up, sitting around shooting the breeze, in the middle of the day, is not exactly what most of us have in mind when we think of a bad...
07-13-10, 12:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,393
Posted By John Coloccia

We're actually thinking of picking up a trailer...

We're actually thinking of picking up a trailer for our dog. He's a 13 year old Samoyed who weighs about 60lbs. He's starting to slow up, and he has arthritis so he really has a hard time with...
07-13-10, 12:36 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,666
Posted By John Coloccia

We're pretty lucky in my area that trouble just...

We're pretty lucky in my area that trouble just seems to stay away from our paths for whatever reason. I really don't understand why they're not a more popular gang and/or homeless hangout, but...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-10, 09:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,088
Posted By John Coloccia

$315 for a brifter? I'll be the first to admit...

$315 for a brifter? I'll be the first to admit I'm not familiar with the boutique brifter market but to me that sounds high. Maybe the simplest solution is to find a different bike shop.
Forum: Touring
07-12-10, 09:20 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 19,171
Posted By John Coloccia

Part of the problem is that the Tektro cable...

Part of the problem is that the Tektro cable hanger seemed to flex quite a bit, wasting a lot of energy. Anyhow, my shop was happy to swap them out for some V-brakes, and just charged me for the...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-10, 09:47 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,430
Posted By John Coloccia

Ditto on the Topeak road morph :) Now, if you're...

Ditto on the Topeak road morph :) Now, if you're asking about CO2 vs practically any other pump (except my floor pump at home), I'll take CO2. The road morph really works that well for me, though.
Forum: Touring
07-09-10, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By John Coloccia

Just wanted to add something. One thing it has...

Just wanted to add something. One thing it has going for it is that as far as I know, the thing is indestructible. I graduated from my BMX bike to the Varsity, and spent many years abusing that...
Forum: Touring
07-09-10, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By John Coloccia

I owned a Varsity for many years, into my early...

I owned a Varsity for many years, into my early 20's. As was said previously, it wasn't that great of a bike even at the time. I recall that it weighed somewhere in the neighborhood of 41lbs. It...
Forum: Touring
07-08-10, 04:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By John Coloccia

Sounds like they need a better support team, IMHO.

Sounds like they need a better support team, IMHO.
Forum: Commuting
07-07-10, 05:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,748
Posted By John Coloccia

re: how to convince someone that hills aren't so...

re: how to convince someone that hills aren't so bad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ws0GIKIoIY

or

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNaHUxi6H-U&NR=1
Forum: Touring
07-07-10, 04:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,605
Posted By John Coloccia

I just went out to Peter White's site. WOW. ...

I just went out to Peter White's site. WOW. Lots of great information there. Thanks for the tip :D
07-07-10, 07:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By John Coloccia

The Novara Safari is neat also but it's probably...

The Novara Safari is neat also but it's probably out of your price range unless you pick one up used. I saw a Crosstrail just the other day, and that was very nice too.

re: cyclocross
A real...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-10, 05:43 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,046
Posted By John Coloccia

I can run about 1/2 a mile before my knees are...

I can run about 1/2 a mile before my knees are howling at me. Here's something I noticed riding the trails around here:

Whenever I pass anyone on a bike, I smile at them and they smile back. ...
07-07-10, 05:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By John Coloccia

FWIW, I have a Trek 7.2FX kicking around that I...

FWIW, I have a Trek 7.2FX kicking around that I use for bike path, off road, street and sometimes commuting (when my 520 is in the shop). That's the bike I pull out when we're tooling around and...
07-06-10, 11:10 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,494
Posted By John Coloccia

I usually don't use a belt holster for my iPhone,...

I usually don't use a belt holster for my iPhone, but I keep one in my bike bag. I toss the phone in the holster and the toss it in the bag. The leather does a perfectly fine job of protecting it as...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-10, 05:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 756
Posted By John Coloccia

Anyone using a Cyclotouriste-13 with 48/38/28 or...

Anyone using a Cyclotouriste-13 with 48/38/28 or 48/36/26?
07-05-10, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,005
Posted By John Coloccia

Ding Ding Ding. Great idea. :D re: what...

Ding Ding Ding. Great idea. :D

re: what kind of bike.
It's a 520, my first "real" touring/commuter bike. The morph series of pumps are just very awkward to mount but so far I'm very happy...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-10, 01:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,062
Posted By John Coloccia

I picked up some Lakes and A530 pedals (spd on...

I picked up some Lakes and A530 pedals (spd on one side, platform on the other). The Lake is an MX85 I think. I don't have the shoes with ne to check at the moment. They are very comfortable. There...
Forum: Commuting
07-04-10, 12:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,062
Posted By John Coloccia

Yeah. I don't understand. If you mean I'm...

Yeah. I don't understand. If you mean I'm inexperienced, well isn't that the point. What ggod is my opinion 5 years from now with 5 additional years of training under my belt? Those are just my...
Forum: Commuting
07-04-10, 07:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,982
Posted By John Coloccia

I have an Interchange rack. it's not my favorite...

I have an Interchange rack. it's not my favorite rack, but some of the trunks are neat. My commuting "panier" is actually an Interchange trunk that has two compartments on the sides that unzip and...
Forum: Touring
07-04-10, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,546
Posted By John Coloccia

I've seen this before. The 520's frame is warped...

I've seen this before. The 520's frame is warped beyond repair and is now extremely dangerous to ride. Please let me know where I can pick up the bike for proper disposal.
Forum: Commuting
07-04-10, 01:36 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,062
Posted By John Coloccia

I just switched to clipless today and can tell...

I just switched to clipless today and can tell you I gained exactly 0 MPH. Oh sure, I could sprint a little faster because I can pull up on the back side, but I can't sustain that for long. What I...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 62
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.