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09-07-05, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 807
Posted By Kev

I know I am debating on the same thing right now....

I know I am debating on the same thing right now. I currently have 2 road bikes a older steel one with Shimano 105 tripple which would be good for touring down the road. So why keep my BP stealth...
08-28-05, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By Kev

Phil does not make a 28 hole? I have a pair...

Phil does not make a 28 hole? I have a pair with 24 holes laced to some velocity deep V rims. It might be a special order but I'm sure you could get them.

I just checked business cycles web...
08-27-05, 08:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,739
Posted By Kev

I'm assuming you are talking about presta? ...

I'm assuming you are talking about presta?

I have liked my presta tubes since I first got them on a old road bike. I would not use adapters.. you are asking for headaches. Just get a decent...
Forum: Foo
08-25-05, 09:06 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,340
Posted By Kev

My favorite T-shirt I have had since i was 21...

My favorite T-shirt I have had since i was 21 after a really long day at work, I went with my ex-wife to hollywood. Guy was selling airbrushed t-shirts. Mine had apicture of the reaper and a half...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-05, 01:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By Kev

They patch car tires all the time, who would...

They patch car tires all the time, who would replace a tire expecialy cost of car tires just for a nail causing a flat.

Basicaly there are two types of patches for car tires, there is ones...
08-23-05, 12:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,413
Posted By Kev

I remember getting my one ear pierced back in 93...

I remember getting my one ear pierced back in 93 I think it was.. I'm thinking about getting my other done and stretching them out to 6-4 gauge. And I do have 3 tattoos and love them especialy the...
Forum: Foo
08-22-05, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By Kev

You're cd burner should have come with a...

You're cd burner should have come with a cd-writing application like nero.. roxio etc.. there which will have a copy cd program It will copy one cd to another..

Now if there is copy protection...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-05, 05:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 697
Posted By Kev

No underwear uncomfotable? Unless you mean...

No underwear uncomfotable? Unless you mean mentaly you felt awkward.. since you knew you were not wearing anything. Otherwise the bike shorts are very tight fiting so hold everything in place. So...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-05, 02:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By Kev

It's harder to find true 1 inch stems since, why...

It's harder to find true 1 inch stems since, why should they make them? THey can make a 1 1/8" and just include a shim.. It does not hurt the integrity or strength of the stem so is a win win...
08-08-05, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By Kev

I could be wrong here, but i think it is more of...

I could be wrong here, but i think it is more of the sudden force of stopping your bike that effects your knees more. I read a story a few years back about messengers in San Fransisco and problems...
08-08-05, 10:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By Kev

Do you need to break the chain to put the wheel...

Do you need to break the chain to put the wheel back on no. Just put the chain around the cogs and slight the wheel on..

Check out partools and sheldown brown's web site they have great how to's...
07-31-05, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,445
Posted By Kev

I think she can build the stamina and muscles.....

I think she can build the stamina and muscles.. you are not asking her to do a century atleast yet :)

Now if you can properly tune up a bike yourself, cheap bike might do for now to see if she...
07-31-05, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By Kev

Check out sheldon brown's web site he has a great...

Check out sheldon brown's web site he has a great how-to on lacing up wheels and links to spoke calculators, which will give you the length you need.

Now where to buy spokes.. nashbar.. LBS.....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-05, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 651
Posted By Kev

It's a nice trail to ride, I live in GG so alot...

It's a nice trail to ride, I live in GG so alot of time ride down to the beach then down to the trail and come back up stop at starbucks get a coffee relax for a few then head on home.. makes a nice...
07-24-05, 11:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 729
Posted By Kev

If I remember correctly the surly is more of a...

If I remember correctly the surly is more of a low flange hub so you will need to buy new spokes. Chances of finding hubs that will fit exactly are probably not that great.

I agree with dolface...
Forum: Foo
07-23-05, 10:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,387
Posted By Kev

I have been married, currently divorced for 3...

I have been married, currently divorced for 3 years. If she is getting mad at you I would not take that as a good sign. But I do not know how you are asking to be honest. I don't claim to...
07-22-05, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By Kev

You could also go down to you're local car paint...

You could also go down to you're local car paint shop, ask them to strip and clear coat..
07-22-05, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By Kev

I did it once, at the auto parts store they carry...

I did it once, at the auto parts store they carry stuff that you spray on a car to remove paint. It states on it that it is safe for aluminium even. It works well is aobut $5 or so if I remember...
Forum: Foo
07-22-05, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By Kev

That's a problem with your d-base admin not...

That's a problem with your d-base admin not writing proper reports for you not a problem with oracle itself. Oracle by itself really does not do much except reply to query's.. I don't mean to put...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-05, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 853
Posted By Kev

Since she is taller she can fit alot more bikes...

Since she is taller she can fit alot more bikes then most women, but just her height does not really tell you what size frame. Alot more to it then that.. some people have shorter legs adn longer...
Forum: Foo
07-21-05, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By Kev

Oracle itself is just the database engine, it is...

Oracle itself is just the database engine, it is a good database. Now whoever wrote the programs you are using might suck :)

I worked for a company that switched to oracle from a old mainframe.....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-05, 07:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 984
Posted By Kev

Its a personal preference both are good. Go test...

Its a personal preference both are good. Go test ride a few bikes some with shimano and some with Campagnolo see what you like.
Forum: Foo
07-21-05, 08:07 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,653
Posted By Kev

I'm alot like KingTermite, I was a...

I'm alot like KingTermite,

I was a computer geek since I was about 13..
I had my first XT when I was 12-13 started repairing it along the way
Working on friends computers..
When I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-05, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By Kev

excelsports carries them.. branfordbikes also...

excelsports carries them.. branfordbikes also carries them.. your LBS might carry them..
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-05, 02:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,327
Posted By Kev

As you can see alot of people state the Sidi...

As you can see alot of people state the Sidi Mega, Sidi shoes are expensive but are extremely comfortable. And you will have them for many many years..
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-05, 08:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,150
Posted By Kev

So if I start tapping womens butts as I ride by I...

So if I start tapping womens butts as I ride by I will be more straight.. I should experiment with this.. You think the women will mind.. does that 2 second rule apply.. if so I should make sure to...
07-19-05, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By Kev

I assuming you know the size etc you will need,...

I assuming you know the size etc you will need, since you have ridden before. It is not all that difficult and can be a fun experience. Now the drawback is it will cost you more most likely. YOu...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-05, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 933
Posted By Kev

When I did carbon canyon a while back the cars...

When I did carbon canyon a while back the cars were very courteous. I had 2 cars that where gonig down it give me a thumbs up as I was heading up a hill. The traffic gets really bad on weekdays...
07-18-05, 05:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,171
Posted By Kev

Looks nice and it has my seat on it :) haha My...

Looks nice and it has my seat on it :) haha My favorite track bike so far has got to the the cervelo P2T if I ever win the lotto will be the one I would get :)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-05, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 933
Posted By Kev

That rode gets closed alot, even when it is open...

That rode gets closed alot, even when it is open there is not alot of traffic on it. Most people take the other road up Mountain. I drove up that rode one time about 10 or so years ago, was in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-05, 06:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,230
Posted By Kev

I agree about the gloves, makes a world of...

I agree about the gloves, makes a world of difference. I have two track frames neither has water bottle mounts. I can't remember who makes them but there are water bottle adapter things that wrap...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-05, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By Kev

I have not had that issue to date, I have to...

I have not had that issue to date, I have to replace them every 6-9 months. The plastic part of the cleat hooks on the front of the pedal. The metal part clips into the back of the pedal. Cleats...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-05, 04:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,230
Posted By Kev

I was thinking something similar a while ago,...

I was thinking something similar a while ago, younger ones are not as friendly. I think they are just in that zone at that time when you pass them. If you ever break down, flat tire etc and you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-05, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By Kev

THey have been my favorite pedals on my bikes, I...

THey have been my favorite pedals on my bikes, I have the record, chorus pedals. Almost exactly the same basicaly finish is a bit different. They have a larger cleat which is part metal very light...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-05, 03:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By Kev

I started off with look pedals then moved on to...

I started off with look pedals then moved on to Campy Pedals. Which have been working great for me. Now if you have a shimano gear on your'e bike dont' go for campy, they will not get along :)...
07-17-05, 02:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,023
Posted By Kev

Basicaly it is current fashion, and like the...

Basicaly it is current fashion, and like the others stated there is a function to it to keep your muscles warm. But if you are riding in the middle of the day when it is hot out I don't see the...
07-16-05, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By Kev

How about lacing it up to a 24 hole rim instead.....

How about lacing it up to a 24 hole rim instead.. You could use a sun Venus Rim...
http://oddsandendos.safeshopper.com/9/109.htm?929 $39. Would cut the cost of spokes and nipples in half also......
07-15-05, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By Kev

I think this is the first time I have heard good...

I think this is the first time I have heard good news and tumor in the same sentence. You could get rollers or stationary bike to keep in shape, I know it is not as fun as riding the road but...
07-15-05, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By Kev

Yeah they make a adapter to do that, you remove...

Yeah they make a adapter to do that, you remove the freehub. They are talking about a freewheel not a freehub though. Which the cassette just screws on. So pick up a old 5-6-7 speed wheelset for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-05, 07:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,076
Posted By Kev

I agree with the Deep V rims they are virtualy...

I agree with the Deep V rims they are virtualy indestructible. They are not the lightest but more aero then box shaped rims and personaly I like the look. Almost everyone is suggesting Ultegra but...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-05, 10:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,086
Posted By Kev

I enjoy the heat, I normaly go for ride early...

I enjoy the heat, I normaly go for ride early mornings on weekdays.. and around 8--10am on the weekend.. I have a family so like to spend the afternoon with them etc. But the hotter it gets in the...
07-13-05, 10:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,223
Posted By Kev

Most manufactures only offer the warranty to the...

Most manufactures only offer the warranty to the original owner that is not unusual. Surly hubs are good but not high end or top of the line hubs, replacing bearings that often sounds horrible even...
07-13-05, 08:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,376
Posted By Kev

I have a wheelset built with Phil Hubs and...

I have a wheelset built with Phil Hubs and Velocity Deep V rims.. they are definately stiff..24 bladed spokes front and rear, front is radial and rear is 2 cross. THey are still true after 2 years. ...
07-13-05, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By Kev

Just to give you a idea, I picked up a Fuji Cross...

Just to give you a idea, I picked up a Fuji Cross almost 2 years ago now, on e-bay was 6 months old. Just a few minor scuffs on the shifters, for $600.
07-13-05, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By Kev

Honestly they make more money off the labor of...

Honestly they make more money off the labor of the repair then probably the sale of the fuji.. I don't think profit is the persons motivator, probably just wanting to help him out, but tell him to...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-05, 11:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,482
Posted By Kev

I know that hill you are talking about that is a...

I know that hill you are talking about that is a killer hill, but it will get easier and easier. I work in Santa Fe springs also, from hacienda heights I don't believe there is any way you can do it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-05, 06:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,848
Posted By Kev

That's a very personal opinion.. some people love...

That's a very personal opinion.. some people love steel over every other material.. Personaly I love my CF bike it is light.. absorbs vibration and is alot stiffer then steel..
Basicaly it's up to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-05, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By Kev

I would highly recomend going to a bike shop to...

I would highly recomend going to a bike shop to atleast test drive the bikes and get a propper fitting. If the bike does not fit you, you will be uncomfortable and will not ride it. Supergo is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-05, 02:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,555
Posted By Kev

My favorite saddle so far has been the San Marco...

My favorite saddle so far has been the San Marco Aspide.. very minimal padding.. And very comfortable so far. I have purchased 3 of them to date.. for different bikes. The back hits my sit bones...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-05, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By Kev

I know I have a old lemond frame that had 6 speed...

I know I have a old lemond frame that had 6 speed freewheel. Basicaly setup for rainy days etc.. I had a 9 speed ritchey wheelset that I pulled off my Fuji and jut put it in.. moving the rear...
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