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02-23-05, 04:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,868
Posted By jcthomasjr

I wear a LiveStrong wrist band because I have had...

I wear a LiveStrong wrist band because I have had cancer and because a close friend died of cancer a few years back. I donate to numerous cancer charities, support groups, and try to participate on...
02-04-05, 02:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,791
Posted By jcthomasjr

If you have not read anything about this, it is a...

If you have not read anything about this, it is a facial tattoo.
02-04-05, 02:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,791
Posted By jcthomasjr

David Clinger's tattoo

Has anyone else read the story on Velonews, or anywhere else for that matter, on David Clinger's Maori warrior type of tattoo? Apparently his team, Webcor, has asked that he have the tattoo removed....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-05, 06:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,037
Posted By jcthomasjr

Glad to hear you bought a road bike and a...

Glad to hear you bought a road bike and a trainer. I too have been on the trainer for the last couple of weeks - I live in Maryland. Did you know there is a U.S. cycling hall of fame in New Jersey?...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-05, 06:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,052
Posted By jcthomasjr

Buy a bike video or two and check out a couple of...

Buy a bike video or two and check out a couple of the classics. The 2002 Paris-Roubaix is a good race - I think that is the right year - when Johan Muuseuw won ahead of Wesseman and Boonen. Other...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-05, 06:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,757
Posted By jcthomasjr

I think a lot of people are uncomfortable making...

I think a lot of people are uncomfortable making decisions on their own. Then when they do buy something or make a decision they have doubts and wonder how they compare to the jones'. That is what...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-05, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,824
Posted By jcthomasjr

I think the Lemond's are definitely long in the...

I think the Lemond's are definitely long in the top tube area. I am 5'9" and typically ride a 53cm or 54cm frame depending on the geometry. I rode a 53cm and 55cm Lemond for a weekend when I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-05, 06:20 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,117
Posted By jcthomasjr

Thank you. You took the words right out of my...

Thank you. You took the words right out of my mouth.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-05, 06:19 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,117
Posted By jcthomasjr

Why does cycling need a Tiger Woods? It is...

Why does cycling need a Tiger Woods? It is already popular in Europe and other parts of the world as a sport. I think in the U.S. it will be difficult for cycling to become a more popular sport or...
01-18-05, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By jcthomasjr

There are 7 speed shifters at this link ... ...

There are 7 speed shifters at this link ...

www.icyclesusa.com/catalog/shimano/
01-11-05, 07:48 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,615
Posted By jcthomasjr

What parts of the mall are being fenced off? I...

What parts of the mall are being fenced off? I was down there about two months ago with my kids riding around the mall and we had a great time.
01-11-05, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,106
Posted By jcthomasjr

I went with the WS measurements for my new bike...

I went with the WS measurements for my new bike except that I chose a stem length that is 1cm shorter than they recommended since I feel a little too stretched out on my old bike.
01-10-05, 10:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,373
Posted By jcthomasjr

Everyone is crazy. At least I think they are. ...

Everyone is crazy. At least I think they are. :D

Do whatever makes you happy or whatever you enjoy. If you are crazy, then so be it.
01-10-05, 10:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,028
Posted By jcthomasjr

Man, this is a tired conversation. Same ol'...

Man, this is a tired conversation. Same ol' s**t. Why do people who have no facts constantly speculate about something they know nothing about. Innocent until proven guilty. Other than that,...
01-10-05, 10:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,028
Posted By jcthomasjr

When did he tell you that?

When did he tell you that?
01-10-05, 09:59 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 18,095
Posted By jcthomasjr

Also -Jeff Bradley -Chris Carmichael -Mark...

Also
-Jeff Bradley
-Chris Carmichael
-Mark Gorski
-Alexi Grewal
-Roy Knickman
-Jeff Pierce
01-05-05, 06:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,002
Posted By jcthomasjr

I have 7 year old twin boys who have 20" bmx...

I have 7 year old twin boys who have 20" bmx bikes and we ride all the time. My community has trails and I live on a cul-de-sac so they can go wherever they want, just like I could when I was young....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-05, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,116
Posted By jcthomasjr

I am a road cyclist, percussionist, and a...

I am a road cyclist, percussionist, and a software engineer and have not had any problems with carpal tunnel syndrome. One of the reasons may be that I have very strong wrists due to playing the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-05, 04:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,457
Posted By jcthomasjr

Very nice looking bike. I have a Moots Vamoots...

Very nice looking bike. I have a Moots Vamoots with the same fork and wheels and you paid half the price that I paid for my bike, though I do have Campy Chorus group on my bike. Curious what you...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-05, 03:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,046
Posted By jcthomasjr

Oh brother. I will continue to take my bottles...

Oh brother. I will continue to take my bottles along on rides and not think too much about it.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-05, 03:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,940
Posted By jcthomasjr

When you rolled the bike and measured were you...

When you rolled the bike and measured were you sitting on it with the tires inflated to the pressure you normally use? The pressure and your weight will affect the rolling distance of one...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-04, 01:45 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,472
Posted By jcthomasjr

I think the beautiful thing about riding a bike...

I think the beautiful thing about riding a bike is that it is a relatively simple sport. I am not saying that competitive cycling is easy, because I know it is not, but riding a bike for pleasure...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-04, 11:01 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 459,520
Posted By jcthomasjr

Bought my '91 Specialized Sirrus for around $600...

Bought my '91 Specialized Sirrus for around $600 in late '90. It was up against a Trek and a Giant at the time and I am glad I chose the Sirrus because I still have it. Served me well for 14 years....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-04, 03:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,456
Posted By jcthomasjr

What about Steelman, Vanilla, and Soulcraft? ...

What about Steelman, Vanilla, and Soulcraft?

Edit:

Add Carl Strong to the list also. These are mainly custom builders but going to their websites and researching their methods and materials...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-04, 05:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,975
Posted By jcthomasjr

I think this a narrow minded view. There is...

I think this a narrow minded view. There is certainly room for college and cycling. For someone to say you can not do both is an opinion. Maybe he is talented enough to do both. I believe there...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-04, 02:31 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,975
Posted By jcthomasjr

The short ... In the end, there is no right...

The short ...

In the end, there is no right or wrong life path. That is why we are all different. If you think you could be a Cat 1 cyclist, then by all means take a path to achieve this. Just...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-04, 05:57 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 15,415
Posted By jcthomasjr

I can't stop laughing. Thank you. :beer:

I can't stop laughing. Thank you. :beer:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-04, 05:54 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 15,415
Posted By jcthomasjr

What exacly is your point? I couldn't figure out...

What exacly is your point? I couldn't figure out when I read your post if you were joking or just trying to get a rise out of the readers here. I could care less if you like cycling or not. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-04, 10:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,004
Posted By jcthomasjr

You both are correct and say the same thing, you...

You both are correct and say the same thing, you just say it a little differently. Don King says "the areas near the tube ends are butted to add additional strength" and Sydney says "The end of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-04, 04:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,434
Posted By jcthomasjr

I have test rode the Cyrene and it is a very nice...

I have test rode the Cyrene and it is a very nice riding bike: fast, stiff enough for me, comfortable. It is what I would consider a no frills bike with excellent geometry that handles very well...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-04, 06:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,004
Posted By jcthomasjr

I test rode a Lemond Victoire for a weekend last...

I test rode a Lemond Victoire for a weekend last year. A bike shop in Baltimore let me have it for a couple days. It was built up with Ultegra and was a very nice bike. They wanted around 3k for...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-04, 06:20 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,256
Posted By jcthomasjr

I live in Maryland in the Columbia area. Where...

I live in Maryland in the Columbia area. Where does this Saturday group ride start from? I have been riding alone or with a friend or two for years now but have been thinking about joining in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-04, 02:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,361
Posted By jcthomasjr

17 to 19 mph over rolling and hilly mid-atlantic...

17 to 19 mph over rolling and hilly mid-atlantic roads by myself. Typically do 1 to 4 hour rides, depending on the day, weather, and how I feel.

Just answer the question as average speed does...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-04, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,887
Posted By jcthomasjr

Good post and glad to hear about the problem...

Good post and glad to hear about the problem being gone. I used to experience pain in my left knee and now I can not ride with a fixed cleat - must use pedal/cleat combo that allows float. Recently...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-04, 02:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,135
Posted By jcthomasjr

I own a steel road, a titanium road, and an...

I own a steel road, a titanium road, and an aluminum mountain bike and the aluminum mountain bike is the most comfortable due to the lower pressure I keep in the tires and the front suspension fork....
11-12-04, 01:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,612
Posted By jcthomasjr

I believe you are correct here for the most part....

I believe you are correct here for the most part. Call me naive, but I don't think the LAF views the LiveStrong bands as a "stupid yellow plastic piece of crap" and I think the purpose of the band...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-04, 03:17 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,243,276
Posted By jcthomasjr

Very nice color combination. Every time I see...

Very nice color combination. Every time I see another person's white road bike I think, WOW. More often than not they are sexy as hell (the bike that is). ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-04, 02:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,818
Posted By jcthomasjr

I LiveStrong (as I briefly look down at my...

I LiveStrong (as I briefly look down at my LiveStrong band while typing and think about everyone I know affected by cancer and disease) for:

Myself - 9 year cancer survivor who rides without a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-04, 02:09 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 12,147
Posted By jcthomasjr

The first time I read a post by Maj.Taylor I...

The first time I read a post by Maj.Taylor I immediately knew who is avatar was a picture of. Great avatar!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-04, 02:08 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 12,147
Posted By jcthomasjr

I just purchased and began reading the book...

I just purchased and began reading the book "Major Taylor: The Extraordinary Career of a Champion Bicycle Racer". I knew of Maj. Taylor from other bicycle history books but after reading only a few...
11-08-04, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By jcthomasjr

Good advice Phatman and nnewton123 (and common...

Good advice Phatman and nnewton123 (and common sense ;) ). Old habits are hard to break. For some reason I tend to move my hands inward when I climb. Will work on keeping hands more outward and...
11-08-04, 01:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,612
Posted By jcthomasjr

I am a cyclist and a cancer survivor and when I...

I am a cyclist and a cancer survivor and when I heard about the wrist band for the first time, before the first million were even sold, I bought myself a pack of 10 of the bands and made another...
11-08-04, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By jcthomasjr

Hi. I recently purchased a new bike fitted with...

Hi. I recently purchased a new bike fitted with oversized bar and stem - Deda Newton OS bar and Deda Newton 31.7 stem. Specs: bar is 42cm c-c, anotomic bend, and bulges up where it meets the stem....
11-08-04, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 861
Posted By jcthomasjr

My 1990 Specialized Sirrus frame is lugged but I...

My 1990 Specialized Sirrus frame is lugged but I am sure it was not hand crafted, though I would be pleasantly surprised if I am incorrect. I forget the publication but a review done in 1989 or 1990...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-04, 09:13 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,055
Posted By jcthomasjr

Avocet O2 on my steel ride and a Selle Italia...

Avocet O2 on my steel ride and a Selle Italia Flite Ti Gel on my ti bike. The Flite is still breaking in and is getting more comfortable, but the Avocet O2 is the most comfortable saddle I have ever...
11-05-04, 05:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 911
Posted By jcthomasjr

It would be nice to continue this thread or start...

It would be nice to continue this thread or start a new thread as a tribute to Gerrie Knetemann. How about we all post interesting facts and quotes about Gerrie and also some interesting photos. I...
11-05-04, 04:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,633
Posted By jcthomasjr

I don't think what Lance did was very sporting,...

I don't think what Lance did was very sporting, but chasing down someone in a race for whatever reason should be allowed. But if there is or was a conflict of interest because both Simeoni and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-04, 03:56 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,999
Posted By jcthomasjr

I am not attempting to side for or against you...

I am not attempting to side for or against you with this next comment, but bike manufacturers do make bicycles of the type you describe, such as touring bikes, day tour bikes, etc. I have quite a...
11-03-04, 06:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,141
Posted By jcthomasjr

Well, the above quote along with the fact that he...

Well, the above quote along with the fact that he thinks he could have won 6 or 7 TdF's should have us all agreeing on one thing about LeMond: He certainly is modest! :rolleyes:

For some reason,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-04, 12:46 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 12,147
Posted By jcthomasjr

Have roadies lowered their standards? I think...

Have roadies lowered their standards? I think the issue here is that everyone has different standards. Bicycling to me is a sport, a hobby, and a passion. Not everyone feels the same way. I...
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