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02-27-05, 09:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,707
Posted By ~LongRider~

It may not be the best, but when I think of the...

It may not be the best, but when I think of the Tour, I often picture the 1998 Tour. They had some great rides on the climbs that year. It's too bad Marco Pantani couldn't get it back together.
02-27-05, 09:22 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,535
Posted By ~LongRider~

My hope is,, that Lance will win. If, for some...

My hope is,, that Lance will win. If, for some reason he doesn't, I want to see him go out like a champion. I don't want to see someone crack him on a climb, and leave him for dead. I don't think...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-05, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By ~LongRider~

I rode to the bike shop last summer. On the way,...

I rode to the bike shop last summer. On the way, I went the scenic route. The roads are very quiet, with little traffic. On the way back, I went down a more major road. There was road...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-05, 09:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,396
Posted By ~LongRider~

Same here, 2003 Vigorelli, they are working...

Same here, 2003 Vigorelli, they are working fine. I do seem to get some spoke noise though. I need to take them and have them re-trued. I hate doing that, myself. :o
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-05, 09:21 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,792
Posted By ~LongRider~

I got epiditimitis after mine. I had one ball...

I got epiditimitis after mine. I had one ball the size of a softball, and one the size of a golf ball. I looked like the elepant man. lol Hurt like hell.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-05, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 825
Posted By ~LongRider~

It costs next to nothing to upgrade it, if you...

It costs next to nothing to upgrade it, if you are buying from a dealer. I'd just do it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-04, 04:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,176
Posted By ~LongRider~

I have an abnormal sinus rhythm, so mine varies. ...

I have an abnormal sinus rhythm, so mine varies. :) 50's to 60's normally.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-04, 04:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,548
Posted By ~LongRider~

I also have a filter on my refrigerator. My...

I also have a filter on my refrigerator. My greatest discovery was Polar Ice bottles. They stay cold for a long time.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-04, 04:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,012
Posted By ~LongRider~

I used it as motivation as well. I rode every...

I used it as motivation as well. I rode every day of the Tour. I figured if they could ride 100+ miles a day, that I had no excuse for my little rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-04, 10:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By ~LongRider~

We have a Trek store here in Kansas City. I am...

We have a Trek store here in Kansas City. I am amazed every time I walk in. The have Trek, Klein, Lemond, Serotta, etc. All the high end stuff. They have an Armstrong Tour de France limited...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-04, 10:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,051
Posted By ~LongRider~

Ask your doctor before you start, and start slow....

Ask your doctor before you start, and start slow. You dont want to reinjure yourself. I find that a long ride, with lots of climbs causes some stiffness in my lower back, but it isnt anything like...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-04, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,048
Posted By ~LongRider~

I have the Mity 8. It's been cool for 1000 miles...

I have the Mity 8. It's been cool for 1000 miles thus far.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-04, 10:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 733
Posted By ~LongRider~

Once in awhile I have to take my Cateye off, and...

Once in awhile I have to take my Cateye off, and wipe the contacts. Then it works fine again.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-04, 08:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,099
Posted By ~LongRider~

I have a Giro Transit. It does me just fine.

I have a Giro Transit. It does me just fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-04, 07:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,862
Posted By ~LongRider~

They are all more than I want to spend. I...

They are all more than I want to spend. I struggle on however, and spend anyway. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-04, 08:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,173
Posted By ~LongRider~

Im glad to see so many Bianchi riders around. We...

Im glad to see so many Bianchi riders around. We are down to only one Bianchi dealer around here. I have the '02 Vigorelli as well. I love the Cosmic wheels on it. They have held up really well. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-04, 08:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,328
Posted By ~LongRider~

I was about to say the same thing. My next one...

I was about to say the same thing. My next one will be this. My bud at the local LBS just bought a Fuji, that is both. He says it is the shiznit.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-04, 08:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,737
Posted By ~LongRider~

I crashed in my driveway on my first attempt. I...

I crashed in my driveway on my first attempt. I wouldnt trade them for anything now. Your pedalling is sooo much more efficient with them. You will get used to them very quickly.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-04, 08:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By ~LongRider~

That bike is super sweet. Congrats on the new...

That bike is super sweet. Congrats on the new ride. Im liking the black and yellow. I always liked the Giants in that color scheme.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-04, 08:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,749
Posted By ~LongRider~

I have a triple. I dont think Ive been in the...

I have a triple. I dont think Ive been in the little ring more than twice all spring and summer. My preference was a double, but I couldnt pass up a good deal, on a nice bike. Im doing fine with...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-04, 01:12 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,871
Posted By ~LongRider~

In the guys defense, It is a celeste green...

In the guys defense, It is a celeste green Bianchi. The color is questionable. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-04, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By ~LongRider~

I love my Bianchi Vigorelli. I like the fact...

I love my Bianchi Vigorelli. I like the fact that I dont see as many Bianchis around.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-04, 01:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,063
Posted By ~LongRider~

Im not even close to where Id like to be, but I...

Im not even close to where Id like to be, but I havent been passed on the road in a long time. I road up on a couple riders last week. I wanted to ride with them, but I didnt know them, so I just...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-04, 12:59 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,871
Posted By ~LongRider~

I got a "Nice bike ******", the other day. ...

I got a "Nice bike ******", the other day. ............. I was about 10 meters short of catching him at the next stop sign, and busting him in the mouth. lol It gives me a reason to work on...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-04, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By ~LongRider~

I bought my Bianchi, based on measurements alone....

I bought my Bianchi, based on measurements alone. I had not ridden the exact bike. I did the same as you, and just figured the dimensions. I have not been sorry in the least. If you are pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-04, 09:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,448
Posted By ~LongRider~

Fuji is one of the few companies that offer all...

Fuji is one of the few companies that offer all levels of cycles. They offer the kind of bike you buy for a 10 year old, who rides around the neighborhood, and leave it out in the rain. They also...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-04, 09:49 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,162
Posted By ~LongRider~

Ive had nothing but good luck with Nashbar. Ive...

Ive had nothing but good luck with Nashbar. Ive ordered from them 3 or 4 times. They are very prompt. Last time they accidentally sent me two seat posts though. :) I had to ship one back. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-04, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,322
Posted By ~LongRider~

Ive been real happy with my Ultegra. Havent had...

Ive been real happy with my Ultegra. Havent had the pleasure of riding the new Dura Ace though. The looks of the new crank set are starting to grow on me. (finally)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-04, 09:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,867
Posted By ~LongRider~

It all came together into a real nice looking...

It all came together into a real nice looking bike. I like the color scheme of the frame. Congrats. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-04, 09:12 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,145
Posted By ~LongRider~

Riding Motocross is a *****. Youd have to ride a...

Riding Motocross is a *****. Youd have to ride a long main, to understand how bad. By the end of the race, your arms are so tired that you can barely hold on anymore. Each double or triple knocks...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-04, 09:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 992
Posted By ~LongRider~

Concentrate on holding up your torso with your...

Concentrate on holding up your torso with your back and abs more. Dont fully rest on your hands. Your hands are to steer, not to support your entire upper body. :)

I always tell myself, that...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-04, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 847
Posted By ~LongRider~

I didnt particularly care for my Sora stuff. ...

I didnt particularly care for my Sora stuff. After some hard climbing, it seemed to always be out of adjustment, and noisy. I did have a get off on the bike, however. It was never really the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-04, 08:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,088
Posted By ~LongRider~

Ive had good luck with Cinelli. Right now I have...

Ive had good luck with Cinelli. Right now I have some Gipiemme cork that I bought from Bianchi, (just for the color :) ). It's been doing pretty well too.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-04, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,809
Posted By ~LongRider~

Three words: Yes you do. :)

Three words:

Yes you do. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-04, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By ~LongRider~

That looks like a lot of fun. :D

That looks like a lot of fun. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-04, 04:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,693
Posted By ~LongRider~

Bianchi Vigorelli 57cm. Im 6', 31-32"...

Bianchi Vigorelli 57cm. Im 6', 31-32" inseam.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-04, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 967
Posted By ~LongRider~

A bike equipped with 105 or Ultegra stuff, would...

A bike equipped with 105 or Ultegra stuff, would last just as long if taken care of.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-04, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 967
Posted By ~LongRider~

What locks you into Campagnolo components?

What locks you into Campagnolo components?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-03, 05:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,673
Posted By ~LongRider~

I would never sway a person from buying a Trek. ...

I would never sway a person from buying a Trek. They are great bikes. They do tend to be a bit more expensive than other brands though. I loved mine. I never had a single problem with it.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-03, 08:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,673
Posted By ~LongRider~

Lmao, :D

Lmao, :D
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-03, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,062
Posted By ~LongRider~

Congrats..... you will love it. Im lovin' by...

Congrats..... you will love it. Im lovin' by Bianchi, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-03, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By ~LongRider~

I tend not to buy bikes based on color. The Trek...

I tend not to buy bikes based on color. The Trek colors are nice this year, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-03, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By ~LongRider~

I would think that other wheels would hold up...

I would think that other wheels would hold up better for daily riding. They'd be cool on a race bike, though. My luck, Id hit the first pot hole I rode by, and crack one.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-03, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,365
Posted By ~LongRider~

Check out the Trek 1500 too. With a couple...

Check out the Trek 1500 too. With a couple upgrades, it is a good inexpensive bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-03, 07:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,673
Posted By ~LongRider~

Ive owned a Trek, and currently own a Vigorelli. ...

Ive owned a Trek, and currently own a Vigorelli. They were both great. Get what fits you. I will say that the ride of the steel Vigorelli is my preference, but you may not agree. Take good test...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-03, 09:59 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,732
Posted By ~LongRider~

I have a triple, but it doesnt really matter much...

I have a triple, but it doesnt really matter much either way.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-03, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,135
Posted By ~LongRider~

That is a really pretty bike. Congrats....

That is a really pretty bike. Congrats....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-03, 09:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,830
Posted By ~LongRider~

Price is irrelevant to where a Bianchi is...

Price is irrelevant to where a Bianchi is "ASSEMBLED". The Giro is Italian. The Vigorelli(which is more expensive), is Taiwanese. They simply produce bikes in different parts of the world. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-03, 09:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,325
Posted By ~LongRider~

Ive got a Bianchi Vigorelli, and am loving it. ...

Ive got a Bianchi Vigorelli, and am loving it. The Ultegra works good enough to last me years. Ive got about 500 miles on it so far. The nicest thing is that it feels right, right out of the box....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-03, 11:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 703
Posted By ~LongRider~

This one looks interesting. :)

This one looks interesting. :)
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