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04-02-14, 09:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,646
Posted By Eatadonut

Has it really been 5 years? For the record -...

Has it really been 5 years?

For the record - if I remember the bike properly, I ended up learning to build wheels, built up some deep-Vs on a miche hub for this frame, and rocked it brakeless with...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-09, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 774
Posted By Eatadonut

Color me disappointed. I can't be the only one...

Color me disappointed. I can't be the only one who thought this thread was going to be about the latest in drillium upgrades. :p
Forum: Texas
07-10-09, 02:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,656
Posted By Eatadonut

Thanks, that's exactly what I'm looking for!

Thanks, that's exactly what I'm looking for!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-09, 11:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,685
Posted By Eatadonut

Shimano is just in a mad dash to release as many...

Shimano is just in a mad dash to release as many successive increases in gear-count as possible, before someone figures out how to sexy-up planetary gears so roadies will want them. Once gears...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-09, 11:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,798
Posted By Eatadonut

In my case, I use grip-shifts on my mountain...

In my case, I use grip-shifts on my mountain bike. It's easy to force the chain up and down with one of those. If it is hesitant, you can just over-shift it and come back in.

I also never had...
Forum: Texas
07-10-09, 08:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,656
Posted By Eatadonut

New to Houston, trying not to get killed

I've been here for about a month, and finally got my bike down here. I'm on Dairy Ashford, just north of Westheimer. I have a bike rack, so it is a possibility for me to load up the bike and drive to...
Forum: Texas
07-10-09, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By Eatadonut

I grew up in Allen, lots of great riding around...

I grew up in Allen, lots of great riding around there. I'll let my dad know there's a club starting, he might just be interested!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-07, 01:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,579
Posted By Eatadonut

I'll shave my arms the day I shave my chest. ...

I'll shave my arms the day I shave my chest.



If I wanted to feel like a cactus all the time, I'd roll myself in tree sap and glass dust.
07-13-07, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By Eatadonut

how to prepare new CS600 for install?

do you guys think it's safe to install while there's still some pink, or should I let it cook for a few more minutes?

http://students.ou.edu/C/Jeff.R.Carlsen-Landy-1/meater.jpg

Actually, I was...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-07, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By Eatadonut

I'm pretty sure I've seen you parked on campus...

I'm pretty sure I've seen you parked on campus corner before, if I'm imagining the right bike.

I'm either on Boyd (or just around campus) on a blue fixie with moustache bars and a dummy brake on...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-07, 10:23 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,575
Posted By Eatadonut

I love downtubes. If my commuter had gears...

I love downtubes. If my commuter had gears anymore, they would be downtube-shifted (as they have been in the past).

Simple, reliable, cheap.
06-23-07, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By Eatadonut

turn the bike upside-down and sit it on the...

turn the bike upside-down and sit it on the bars/saddle. Now, you can look at the bolt.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-07, 10:14 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,609
Posted By Eatadonut

rest - make sure you're taking at least a day off...

rest - make sure you're taking at least a day off each week. Obviously, not 7 days off, but 1 or 2. That will keep your muscles building instead of dying, and your body worked but not exhausted.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-07, 10:44 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,007
Posted By Eatadonut

The seasoned rider is a pansy, or maybe his...

The seasoned rider is a pansy, or maybe his shorts needed a wash.

What type of saddle are you riding?
Forum: Commuting
06-22-07, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By Eatadonut

The people I work with are still stunned every...

The people I work with are still stunned every day that I ride my bike. In Oklahoma, you drive. There is no other way of life. I hate being late, anyway, but if I am, I can always claim a flat. ...
06-22-07, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 866
Posted By Eatadonut

How do RD cables break? Was there fraying, or any...

How do RD cables break? Was there fraying, or any sort of warning? Seems strange.
Forum: Commuting
06-22-07, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By Eatadonut

Yup yup. Saves me almost 2 hours every day over...

Yup yup. Saves me almost 2 hours every day over where I used to live. So now I'm training for a marathon. So, actually riding less, but training more :o

And I've walked it a couple times. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-07, 08:20 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,007
Posted By Eatadonut

Here's something I never heard getting into this...

Here's something I never heard getting into this sport: comfort. Took me probably 750 miles for my

1) ass to stop hurting
2) flexibility to be good enough for me to sit properly
3) handling...
Forum: Commuting
06-22-07, 08:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By Eatadonut

envy me

I moved. To a smaller house with higher rent. But the rent isn't that much higher, and instead of being built in 1967, this house was built in 2007. ...aaand:
...
Forum: Commuting
06-22-07, 07:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,840
Posted By Eatadonut

OP is in Florida :p My commute...

OP is in Florida :p


My commute originally took me 6 minutes a mile (so 51 minutes for you). As I got more fit and more comfortable on the road, it took me about 2:45 a mile (24 minutes-ish). ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-07, 01:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,016
Posted By Eatadonut

takes my heart 15 minutes to catch on that it's...

takes my heart 15 minutes to catch on that it's playtime, and the legs another 30 or so.
06-21-07, 06:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,370
Posted By Eatadonut

I like that whenever my friends spraypaint my...

I like that whenever my friends spraypaint my bike a new fun color while I'm sleeping, I can get new ourys to match.
06-21-07, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 532
Posted By Eatadonut

right side down = left side up. simple physics. ...

right side down = left side up. simple physics.

So you should replace the top bearings on the left, and the bottom bearings on the right. Probably every 100 miles or so.
Forum: Foo
06-20-07, 10:01 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,557
Posted By Eatadonut

I lead 17-18 year olds on a trip backpacking for...

I lead 17-18 year olds on a trip backpacking for a week every year, and do tons on my own. Bears are a big worry, but Cypress is right about the big danger. There's really not much you can do about...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-07, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By Eatadonut

Wingnuts - instead of the bolts on the ends of...

Wingnuts - instead of the bolts on the ends of the axle, put on nice big wingnuts. Washers may be necessary. Then you don't need wrenches.
06-14-07, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By Eatadonut

It seems HPV racing isn't as big up there as down...

It seems HPV racing isn't as big up there as down here. Our HPV team hit 50 on the flats, didn't even win this year.
06-14-07, 06:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,982
Posted By Eatadonut

Sometimes I think you should need a license. ...

Sometimes I think you should need a license. Basic knowledge of road rules would go a long way for cyclists.

Also, remember that laws only exist if the cops say they do. I run reds and stop...
06-14-07, 06:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,053
Posted By Eatadonut

True. I had to break up with my girlfriend. ...

True. I had to break up with my girlfriend. Crying shame, really.
Forum: Commuting
06-14-07, 06:26 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,011
Posted By Eatadonut

I always catch a ride to go mountain biking. Both...

I always catch a ride to go mountain biking. Both trails I ride are about 15 miles away, off major highways. That's not an insignificant thing on a mountain bike. Moreover, occasionally I'm not...
06-14-07, 06:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 807
Posted By Eatadonut

I read the thread title as "Mayo positive in...

I read the thread title as "Mayo positive in Gyro"

you can only imagine my disappointment. Time for breakfast.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-07, 12:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 768
Posted By Eatadonut

Talk to the touring forum about their brooks. ...

Talk to the touring forum about their brooks. Depending on the model, you're talking twice or three times the weight in supportive material. It wouldn't surprise me to have a Brooks last a damn...
06-12-07, 12:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,482
Posted By Eatadonut

That's a statistic without any real measurements....

That's a statistic without any real measurements.

And you're not drinking enough water if you are waking up hungover and drinking little enough alcohol to continue working around the house.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-07, 08:31 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,553
Posted By Eatadonut

I got your no clipping without losing stiffness...

I got your no clipping without losing stiffness stats - went on a ride with the wrong shoes (brought the SPDs instead of the Times)

Cost me about 3mph over 2 hours.
06-11-07, 11:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,737
Posted By Eatadonut

are you wearing the stretchies (lycra, etc)? ...

are you wearing the stretchies (lycra, etc)? Getting started is always an issue, but once I get it tucked to a side, it stays there.

Compression shorts do an even better job.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-07, 11:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,406
Posted By Eatadonut

found the problem. I've used cheap nashbar...

found the problem.

I've used cheap nashbar SPD pedals, and couldn't unclip. Just get a decent pedal, and cleats that fit, and you'll be fine. Although I have noticed that pulling out of SPDs is...
06-11-07, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,809
Posted By Eatadonut

why do you think there's a need for cages for you...

why do you think there's a need for cages for you to not understand?
06-11-07, 08:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,482
Posted By Eatadonut

It depends highly upon your body (size, type,...

It depends highly upon your body (size, type, etc), how you prepare and repair (pre and rehydration), and how much you drink on a regular basis/how well your body handles it.

Used to be a time I...
06-10-07, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By Eatadonut

I'd be pleased as punch with myself if my OP had...

I'd be pleased as punch with myself if my OP had been, "Man guys, I just DFL'd Paris-Roubaix."

Something tells me I'll never get to say those words.
06-10-07, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By Eatadonut

nice edit. The post is now complete :D ...

nice edit. The post is now complete :D

Thanks for the kind words, fellas. It's good to know I'm not the only one to fail horribly their first time out. It was better than it could have been,...
Forum: Foo
06-10-07, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By Eatadonut

look for alarms for kids who wet the bed. ...

look for alarms for kids who wet the bed.

don't ask how I know this.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-07, 11:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,353
Posted By Eatadonut

moreover, 95% of beer worth drinking doesn't even...

moreover, 95% of beer worth drinking doesn't even come in cans.
06-10-07, 10:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,305
Posted By Eatadonut

Check out products like Magic Shave - it's for...

Check out products like Magic Shave - it's for you people. Also, immediately after shaving, scrub HARD with a washcloth. Helps out.
06-10-07, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By Eatadonut

1st crit report - DFL>DNF

I've never ridden so hard or fast in my life. It was a great time, and I learned a lot about my (and my bike's) limits, dodging the guy who's being carted off in an ambulance, and of course how to...
06-09-07, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 687
Posted By Eatadonut

thanks everyone. As a sidenote - is an old...

thanks everyone.

As a sidenote - is an old MS150 jersey kosher (no sponsors anywhere, just says MS150)? I know you're not supposed to wear anything for a team you don't actually race for, does...
06-09-07, 03:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 687
Posted By Eatadonut

where to pin the number?

My first crit is tomorrow morning - I'm hardly prepared for it, but I think it will be a small field, and it's less than a half mile from my house. Not doing it would be crazy.

When I was...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-07, 03:40 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,833
Posted By Eatadonut

I put straps or clips on everything I have...

I put straps or clips on everything I have (except the cruiser that doesn't go over 10mph) for almost the same reason. No surgery, but quite a bit of blood loss and a nasty scar on my heel from my...
04-17-07, 03:40 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,318
Posted By Eatadonut

I put straps or clips on everything I have...

I put straps or clips on everything I have (except the cruiser that doesn't go over 10mph) for almost the same reason. No surgery, but quite a bit of blood loss and a nasty scar on my heel from my...
04-16-07, 08:53 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 5,522
Posted By Eatadonut

If we bring trials, mtb, or anything that...

If we bring trials, mtb, or anything that involves skidding tires into this conversation, it'll go nowhere.

...nevermind.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-07, 08:32 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,451
Posted By Eatadonut

25 seconds? I used to respect you, man.

25 seconds?

I used to respect you, man.
04-16-07, 08:06 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 5,522
Posted By Eatadonut

Why have you completely ignored posts that have...

Why have you completely ignored posts that have answered your question fully and completely, complete even with a deeper reasoning of why the answer is the way it is?

As a corollary, why do you...
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