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Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-06, 10:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 961
Posted By bmph8ter

I don't think there is an official weight limit...

I don't think there is an official weight limit set for the wheels. The way they've been flying out of my LBS, and not coming back I don't think you'll have any trouble. One of my friends (who...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-06, 12:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,472
Posted By bmph8ter

LOL!!! No way. I do good during the summer to...

LOL!!! No way. I do good during the summer to be able to just maintain my weight. Strange genetics and the metabolism of a humming bird on crystal meth will do it everytime. I went in to the ER a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-06, 10:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,472
Posted By bmph8ter

I kinda enjoy being crackhead thin. 6'1" and...

I kinda enjoy being crackhead thin. 6'1" and during the middle of summer about 130 pounds. It's a shame I don't have the aerobic capacity to be a climber, because lot's of my riding buddies say I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-06, 05:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,333
Posted By bmph8ter

The guys at my LBS recommended (and I now use)...

The guys at my LBS recommended (and I now use) the Zymol Cleaner/Wax (http://www.zymol.com/onestp2.htm). I just got my carbon bike a few weeks ago (and Orbea Orca), so I've actually only waxed it...
03-15-06, 08:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 908
Posted By bmph8ter

This is most of the issue. Shimano did say a 14...

This is most of the issue. Shimano did say a 14 tooth max for their front derailleur but has since changed that to 15 teeth with the offering of their own compact front crankset. I myself just...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-06, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 538
Posted By bmph8ter

Orbea and Santa Cruz

Orbea and Santa Cruz
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-05, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By bmph8ter

It's going to be awesome, and I can hardly wait. ...

It's going to be awesome, and I can hardly wait. The 'approach' ramps on either side are getting close to being finished, so they should be starting on the main span soon.

Hopefully, Alltel won't...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-05, 07:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,822
Posted By bmph8ter

That's not what I see around here. The poorer...

That's not what I see around here. The poorer folks in the small rural towns are usually the larger ones and the wealthier folks are thinner. I think it has to do with the cost of food. It's...
10-18-05, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By bmph8ter

Light weight goodies make me smile inside. Enjoy...

Light weight goodies make me smile inside. Enjoy them!
10-18-05, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 466
Posted By bmph8ter

I don't. I enjoy it, and people will either...

I don't. I enjoy it, and people will either support me and wish me well or they won't and I'll go anyway. Of course it would probably be my wife's idea to go so...
10-16-05, 10:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,530
Posted By bmph8ter

Wow, you sound like me. 6'1" and 126-128 on a...

Wow, you sound like me. 6'1" and 126-128 on a good day. I actually went to the ER with a partially collapsed lung once because I thought I was having a heart attack. Doc said "nope, when your fat...
10-08-05, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By bmph8ter

Hmm. Look before you leap. Fortunately, new...

Hmm. Look before you leap. Fortunately, new cables are really cheap even from an LBS. I think I'd replace all 4 if you haven't already. The Park Tool website (linked in several comments already)...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-05, 11:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,313
Posted By bmph8ter

++ *Looks at chicken legs and cries*

++ *Looks at chicken legs and cries*
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-05, 10:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,153
Posted By bmph8ter

Riding with your spouse kicks ass. Great job you...

Riding with your spouse kicks ass. Great job you two!!
09-14-05, 09:22 PM
09-07-05, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 943
Posted By bmph8ter

I did for about the first year I rode. It was...

I did for about the first year I rode. It was cool I guess. My wife and I (also a smoker) would go out on the local trails and kick all of our riding buddies butts; lots of times, I would actually...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-05, 08:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,410
Posted By bmph8ter

I have trouble eating Powerbars and Clif bars,...

I have trouble eating Powerbars and Clif bars, but my LBS just got some new ones (Peak bars) that are really good. I especially like the fruit mania; it's got cranberries. I also like fig newtons,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-05, 04:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,138
Posted By bmph8ter

I don't think anyone here is saying you have to...

I don't think anyone here is saying you have to tip your mechanic. You don't HAVE to tip your waiter/waitress either, but if you appreciate what they do it's a nice thing to do. Granted, tipping...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-05, 03:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,138
Posted By bmph8ter

I stop into my favorite LBS from time to time...

I stop into my favorite LBS from time to time with cookies or some other small token of appreciation. Hell, I took in some leftover wedding cake for the guys that couldn't make our party the night...
07-29-05, 06:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,157
Posted By bmph8ter

I'd have to go with the Blur. I have one now, so...

I'd have to go with the Blur. I have one now, so I may be a bit biased. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-05, 03:15 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,224
Posted By bmph8ter

*sigh* I fell (couldn't unclip at a stop) on our...

*sigh* I fell (couldn't unclip at a stop) on our (my wife and I) first sizable group ride. She rode off to the front of the group and said "Did you guys see that idiot fall back there? I wonder...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-05, 03:58 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,366
Posted By bmph8ter

Me too. Although I start thinking about it...

Me too. Although I start thinking about it around 25mph if there are any curves. Oh, and sometimes I worry about my fork breaking; well more like the face plant AFTER the fork breaks.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-05, 11:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,236
Posted By bmph8ter

BFD. I'd put $20 on him expecting it. The...

BFD. I'd put $20 on him expecting it. The surprise one was when they showed up at his home (during the off season) to test him as his wife was going in to labor with their twins. He actually had...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-05, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By bmph8ter

Nice ride! I'd bet Craig, Brendan, and Hap would...

Nice ride! I'd bet Craig, Brendan, and Hap would be more than happy to sell it to ya.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-05, 10:42 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,513
Posted By bmph8ter

I think people are fat. The most recent...

I think people are fat. The most recent statistic I heard was something like 65% of Americans are overweight or obese. Looking around, I would believe it. I have a really tough time finding...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-05, 02:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,431
Posted By bmph8ter

It's not hard to remember. I know that my front...

It's not hard to remember. I know that my front chainrings are 52, 42, and 30 teeth. My rear cassette is a 12-23 (12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 21, and 23 teeth). On most of my flat rides, I'm in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-05, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,131
Posted By bmph8ter

...and it made no sense. Hope the doc can fix...

...and it made no sense. Hope the doc can fix you up Sawtooth!
Forum: Commuting
06-17-05, 01:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,483
Posted By bmph8ter

I meant distance, not "DISTANCE". You know, the...

I meant distance, not "DISTANCE". You know, the wind at your back, point at a 45 degree angle type. *LOL*
Forum: Commuting
06-17-05, 01:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,483
Posted By bmph8ter

You just made my day with that. I suppose you...

You just made my day with that. I suppose you could have challenged him for distance too!!
06-15-05, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By bmph8ter

Orange slices. Something about it on my last...

Orange slices. Something about it on my last century (it could have been the 100 degree temps and 95% humidity though) made them some of the best things I've ever tasted. I also really like the Fig...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-05, 12:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,272
Posted By bmph8ter

Great post! I think low pressure area would be a...

Great post! I think low pressure area would be a bit more correct (technically) than partial vacuum though.


I usually get caught! :(
06-14-05, 07:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,085
Posted By bmph8ter

I haven't found a Powerade flavor that suits me...

I haven't found a Powerade flavor that suits me yet, so for the time being I choose Gatorade. Actually, I use Tang powder (or the generic grocery store brand). It tastes good to me (the most...
06-14-05, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By bmph8ter

Unless you like really loud bumpy stuff, buy some...

Unless you like really loud bumpy stuff, buy some slicks.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-05, 06:26 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 8,545
Posted By bmph8ter

Hmm. I guess I was careful in who I married. ...

Hmm. I guess I was careful in who I married. She came up with the bright idea of skipping the BS honeymoon trip and bought us road bikes instead. She did almost all the research when it came time...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-05, 08:28 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,081
Posted By bmph8ter

How rude! :lol: I like it. Maybe one day I'll...

How rude! :lol: I like it. Maybe one day I'll be strong enough to do something like that.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-05, 10:48 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,379
Posted By bmph8ter

Cleaned the apartment. Filled up 2 big rolling...

Cleaned the apartment. Filled up 2 big rolling trash cans and took 3 bags of stuff to Goodwill. Went on the coffee ride with Chainwheel Saturday and got in to some glass down on the River Trail. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-05, 10:13 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,379
Posted By bmph8ter

Not me. I shredded my rear tire Saturday, and...

Not me. I shredded my rear tire Saturday, and the replacements haven't arrived yet. Plus it was too muddy to hit any trails on the MTB, so I cleaned all day.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-05, 10:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,143
Posted By bmph8ter

Thank you! My desktop is 1280x1024, and I...

Thank you!


My desktop is 1280x1024, and I hate maximized windows so it looks good here. According to most web design sources, most people still use 800x600, so even they should be able to see...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-05, 09:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,143
Posted By bmph8ter

Thanks a lot for the pictures. I do think you...

Thanks a lot for the pictures. I do think you should resize them though. There is lots of free software available, and it might save some of the dialup and smaller desktop fellows be able to enjoy...
05-09-05, 09:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 781
Posted By bmph8ter

Cycling has taught me to relax and enjoy the...

Cycling has taught me to relax and enjoy the smaller things. The simplest things (birds, nice flowing trails, sunny days) seem so much better when seen by bike.
05-06-05, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,460
Posted By bmph8ter

Actually, it would be peddle. Time used to...

Actually, it would be peddle. Time used to peddle (sell) one. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-05, 12:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,037
Posted By bmph8ter

I like playing the chase/be chased game while out...

I like playing the chase/be chased game while out on the bike. Wifey and I usually bet hot fudge cake sundaes (Baskin Robins rocks) on catching the next rider.
03-22-05, 10:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,103
Posted By bmph8ter

About the width of 3-4 parking spaces has been my...

About the width of 3-4 parking spaces has been my max. I really wish I could wheelie better. I am practicing though.
03-15-05, 05:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,585
Posted By bmph8ter

If I'm wearing pants (for just a short ride or...

If I'm wearing pants (for just a short ride or whatever), I'll either roll up the right leg a bit or use one of those elastic/velco leg bands (http://www.bicycleclothing.com/Legbands.html). I've got...
03-11-05, 08:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 976
Posted By bmph8ter

I went lower for better traction. I've got a...

I went lower for better traction. I've got a full squish bike too, but I found that the lower air pressure really helped me on technical climbs and also inspires more confidence in the turns.
03-11-05, 08:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,342
Posted By bmph8ter

That actually was my point, that's why I...

That actually was my point, that's why I mentioned both the positive AND negative. :rolleyes: You always have to remember the old saying from the business world. A happy customer will only tell 1...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-05, 11:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 962
Posted By bmph8ter

I carry the Park glueless patches on all my bikes...

I carry the Park glueless patches on all my bikes and haven't had any trouble with them even on the 120 PSI tires on my road bike.
03-10-05, 09:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,342
Posted By bmph8ter

Having owned a Blur with both (mine originally...

Having owned a Blur with both (mine originally had the Fox Float and now has the 5th Element) I must say that personally I like the 5th Element better. For my riding style it seems to be much more...
03-10-05, 08:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 976
Posted By bmph8ter

My UST Hutchinson Pythons recommend 29 PSI so...

My UST Hutchinson Pythons recommend 29 PSI so that's what they get. I've run higher (35-40), but find that 29 gives me better stability. My wife runs the same tires (although not UST) on her bike,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-05, 12:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,364
Posted By bmph8ter

270 miles for Feb which brings me to 451 YTD.

270 miles for Feb which brings me to 451 YTD.
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