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Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-12, 07:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,456
Posted By shouldberiding

The best thing about denim is that when it's wet...

The best thing about denim is that when it's wet it's super comfortable, insulates really well, and evaporates moisture really quickly. Also, that seam up the middle rubbing against your crotch as...
04-27-12, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,194
Posted By shouldberiding

Yes, tire size can make a big difference in how...

Yes, tire size can make a big difference in how the bike feels. As will tread and tire pressure.

According to Trek, you can go down to a 700x28c size tire. If you're riding only on pavement, go...
04-27-12, 09:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 437
Posted By shouldberiding

I don't listen to music on the bike, but I...

I don't listen to music on the bike, but I sometimes sing Monty Python's Lumberjack Song.
04-27-12, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,357
Posted By shouldberiding

In general, the more rigid rubber sole of a MTB...

In general, the more rigid rubber sole of a MTB shoe isn't going to grip platform pedals as well as a street shoe will. Don't be surprised if they're downright slippery even when dry. Don't even...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-12, 09:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,823
Posted By shouldberiding

I have never had any problems with my Thomson...

I have never had any problems with my Thomson stem or seatpost.
04-21-12, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,214
Posted By shouldberiding

That's funny, because flat bars cause more...

That's funny, because flat bars cause more shoulder and back discomfort for me than anything in God's creation.

I wouldn't recommend drop bars on a mountain bike though.

Do it. Lots of hand...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-12, 12:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,486
Posted By shouldberiding

"No wind" is something which occurs so...

"No wind" is something which occurs so infrequently around here that I remember hearing a choir of Seraphim praising God's name from on high last time it happened.

It was two years ago.

It...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-12, 03:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 812
Posted By shouldberiding

It's a problem with the server, your internet...

It's a problem with the server, your internet connection, or the download manager in your browser if awful.

Try the torrent option as bikerjp suggested. uTorrent (http://www.utorrent.com/) is an...
02-20-12, 07:32 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 11,705
Posted By shouldberiding

You don't have to be a jerk to the person who...

You don't have to be a jerk to the person who bought a cheap bike, but there's nothing wrong with telling them that it's not worth the cost of a tune-up unless they learn to do it themselves. Maybe...
02-19-12, 10:24 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 11,705
Posted By shouldberiding

Yes, when you take a $150 bicycle and stick...

Yes, when you take a $150 bicycle and stick another $300 worth of parts on it, it becomes a decent bicycle. Maybe.

What in the hell does that have to do with anything? We're talking about people...
Forum: Foo
02-14-12, 02:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,157
Posted By shouldberiding

It's the dumb, not the big, that is the problem.

It's the dumb, not the big, that is the problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-12, 12:37 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,927
Posted By shouldberiding

fify

fify
Forum: Foo
02-12-12, 10:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,157
Posted By shouldberiding

On average, the horses I've met have been smarter...

On average, the horses I've met have been smarter than than the humans I've met.
Forum: Foo
02-12-12, 07:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,157
Posted By shouldberiding

There's no money in horse owning, but there is in...

There's no money in horse owning, but there is in horse training.
Forum: Commuting
02-12-12, 07:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,410
Posted By shouldberiding

+1 Bringing shoes to and from work is a pain.

+1
Bringing shoes to and from work is a pain.
Forum: Commuting
02-12-12, 07:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,782
Posted By shouldberiding

I often do the same thing. If make sure I get out...

I often do the same thing. If make sure I get out front so drivers can see me.

Same concept as a bike box:
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I wish we had more of these here.
Forum: Commuting
02-05-12, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By shouldberiding

Winter? Hahahahha... We've had two inches of...

Winter? Hahahahha...

We've had two inches of snow and temperatures over 40F. That's not winter.

I'm putting my slicks back on today.
Forum: Foo
01-17-12, 12:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 845
Posted By shouldberiding

One of the things I like about Top Gear is that...

One of the things I like about Top Gear is that they're brutally honest about the shortcomings of some of the classics. They do the same for Ferrari et al. If you know anything about Lamborghini's...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-12, 12:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,608
Posted By shouldberiding

I'll see your Nashville and raise you Kalamazoo: ...

I'll see your Nashville and raise you Kalamazoo:
http://www.heritageguitar.com/models/Com1024x768/H150%20VSB.jpg
(How Gibson guitars used to be made, where they used to be made)...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-12, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,259
Posted By shouldberiding

Good advice here. Forefoot varus/valgus is a pain...

Good advice here. Forefoot varus/valgus is a pain because in addition to worsening power transfer to the pedal, it limits circulation and causes numb toes on longer rides. That's a big problem in the...
12-27-11, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 942
Posted By shouldberiding

Thus proving that winter in Flagstaff, Arizona is...

Thus proving that winter in Flagstaff, Arizona is very different from winter in Madison, WI.

Higher tire pressure makes traction worse in winter conditions. The higher the tire pressure, the...
12-27-11, 02:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,151
Posted By shouldberiding

VERY important point. Especially when you're...

VERY important point. Especially when you're wearing thicker wool socks. Loosen up those straps.

I've been riding in weather down to 20F this year in my regular summer shoes with the vents taped...
Forum: Foo
12-16-11, 02:32 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,114
Posted By shouldberiding

Sure do. It's sitting in the corner with a city...

Sure do. It's sitting in the corner with a city recycling sticker on it. Wish they still did curbside pickup.

I'd rather shoot myself in the foot than watch TV on a CRT again. Networked HD tuner,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-11, 12:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,354
Posted By shouldberiding

Thank you. I was going to mention that. Common...

Thank you. I was going to mention that. Common myth in cooking is that if you add salt to a pot of water it'll prevent it from boiling over. Fact is the resulting food wouldn't be edible if you added...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-11, 12:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,076
Posted By shouldberiding

Love the cloverleafs at the end of the seat stays.

Love the cloverleafs at the end of the seat stays.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-11, 02:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,333
Posted By shouldberiding

Seatpost and stem should match. Saddle and tape...

Seatpost and stem should match. Saddle and tape should match also. It is not that they must, just that they should. It generally looks much better that way.

I have complied with the former though...
11-29-11, 07:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,112
Posted By shouldberiding

My feet are right in the middle fit wise with my...

My feet are right in the middle fit wise with my shoes. I can loosen for thick socks or tighten for thinner. You would probably need a half size larger in your brand.

Yes, the chemical warmers go...
11-29-11, 05:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,112
Posted By shouldberiding

Last year I rode in my regular shoes with Defeet...

Last year I rode in my regular shoes with Defeet Woolie Boolie socks. I have the old version of Performance Bike's neoprene bootie. Has a heavy duty zipper and heavy rubber sole. They're the most...
11-27-11, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,017
Posted By shouldberiding

The thing about the zip tie method is that it's...

The thing about the zip tie method is that it's NOT a replacement for studs. It's a completely different concept.

Zip ties on a slick tire are more like chains on a car tire.

Chains are for...
Forum: Commuting
11-27-11, 07:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,642
Posted By shouldberiding

Those look great, I just wish they were SPD...

Those look great, I just wish they were SPD compatible.
11-27-11, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,720
Posted By shouldberiding

First of all, what kind of setup do you have? You...

First of all, what kind of setup do you have? You asked about a nine cog cassette so is it nine speed?

I would suggest that you go with a regular 11-32 or 12-36 cassette for nine speed. The gaps...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-11, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By shouldberiding

High impact sports, like running, are worse on my...

High impact sports, like running, are worse on my asthma. It's mild, but certain activities are worse that others. I've never had good knees, either.

So I guess what I'm saying is that I still...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-11, 08:11 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,839
Posted By shouldberiding

Even if my time were worth only minimum wage,...

Even if my time were worth only minimum wage, waiting in a queue for two days for a bottom of the barrel $199 LCD TV is not a good deal.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-11, 01:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,758
Posted By shouldberiding

My work is giving a cheap (cheap) Huffy kids...

My work is giving a cheap (cheap) Huffy kids mountain bike away in a raffle. I wouldn't let a child ride that death trap, but that's me.

I must have spent 45 minutes dicking around with that...
Forum: Foo
11-19-11, 11:28 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 6,471
Posted By shouldberiding

Ah, you mean coil tap, not coil split. You can't...

Ah, you mean coil tap, not coil split. You can't split a single coil pickup.
11-12-11, 02:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By shouldberiding

Sure you've got the correct amount of spacers...

Sure you've got the correct amount of spacers under the stem and the headset tension is set properly?
Forum: Foo
11-06-11, 02:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,373
Posted By shouldberiding

Antec P183 case w/3 Noctua 120mm fans on Zalman...

Antec P183 case w/3 Noctua 120mm fans on Zalman controller
Asus P6TD Deluxe motherboard
Corsair 750w power supply
Core i7 920 w/ Noctua NH-U12P cooler
6GB Corsair Dominator RAM (3x 2GB)
Sapphire...
Forum: Foo
11-06-11, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Posted By shouldberiding

Sell them. They don't sound good. They're all...

Sell them. They don't sound good. They're all treble and mid-bass. They remind me of the ****ty car audio systems kids had back in high school.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-11, 10:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,853
Posted By shouldberiding

The US Environmental Protection Agency might...

The US Environmental Protection Agency might disagree with you on that one.

Clean Air Act (http://www.epa.gov/air/caa/)
Clean Water Act (http://www.epa.gov/lawsregs/laws/cwa.html)

Of course...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-11, 10:16 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,087
Posted By shouldberiding

I can't think of a single situation in which...

I can't think of a single situation in which having the brakes on a bicycle engage unexpectedly would be a bad thing. Not one.
Forum: Foo
10-07-11, 10:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,057
Posted By shouldberiding

What I found surprising was that the county said...

What I found surprising was that the county said that a 1 acre lot was too small to build a house on. Maybe to prevent a developer from coming in and turning a corn field into a yuppie subdivision...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-11, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By shouldberiding

Depends on the shop. Can't hurt to ask.

Depends on the shop. Can't hurt to ask.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-11, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By shouldberiding

Pretty sure most of the bike shops around here...

Pretty sure most of the bike shops around here charge about $15 for wheel truing (per wheel), unless it's a low spoke count wheel.

Nothing to lose by having them take a look at it. Assuming there...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-11, 09:00 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,792
Posted By shouldberiding

Camelbacks are awesome. I love them for camping....

Camelbacks are awesome. I love them for camping. When I got my first hydration pack/back pack I thought it was the neatest **** ever. When I'm on the bike though I just can't stand having crap on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-11, 10:33 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,792
Posted By shouldberiding

I couldn't give a hoot what I look like wearing a...

I couldn't give a hoot what I look like wearing a Camelbak. It's not as comfortable having a hydration pack on my back.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-11, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By shouldberiding

With a triple up front you will have a wide range...

With a triple up front you will have a wide range overall. The biggest thing is not ending up with a cassette where you'll be shifting the front all the damn time, or needing to shift front and rear...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-11, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Posted By shouldberiding

Inquiring minds wish to know!

Inquiring minds wish to know!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-11, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By shouldberiding

Well, what bars have you tried and what are the...

Well, what bars have you tried and what are the problems you've had with them? Perhaps stack height, stem length, or bar angle are giving you problems too.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-11, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By shouldberiding

If you're spinning out at 28-30mph going downhill...

If you're spinning out at 28-30mph going downhill with your current gearing you probably need to work on spinning at a higher cadence. Then again, how steep a grade in how much wind are we talking?...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-11, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By shouldberiding

Additionally, if it has Deore XT all around then...

Additionally, if it has Deore XT all around then it was probably a pretty good bike when new. If you really like it and want more hand positions I highly recommend the Nasbar Trekking Bar...
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