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07-25-11, 08:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,226
Posted By AndyGrow

Apples to oranges. I'd say any of them, if...

Apples to oranges.

I'd say any of them, if they trained specifically for RAAM.
07-24-11, 05:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,473
Posted By AndyGrow

What do I think of him? Nice guy, looks...

What do I think of him?

Nice guy, looks funny, sounds like a girl, and is one HELLUVA cyclist.
06-01-11, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By AndyGrow

Edge 500 - if I change to a different tire size, do I need to re-calculate?

I've got two different wheel setups...one with 700x35s on it and one with 700x25s.

When I change the wheels out, do I need to do anything to my Edge 500, or will it automatically re-calculate the...
06-01-11, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5,101
Views: 3,280,447
Posted By AndyGrow

It's lighter that way.

It's lighter that way.
05-26-11, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By AndyGrow

Need some help planning a childrens mountain bike race - stat!!!

I volunteered to help plan and run a mountain bike race that's on June 11th. We've got the experienced/older rider course (out and back) planned already, but today tried working on the younger...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-11, 11:31 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 14,516
Posted By AndyGrow

I do. I carry a .44 Magnum when I mountain...

I do.

I carry a .44 Magnum when I mountain bike.

Not because of people. Because of the bears.

Kodiak brown bears to be specific.

And yes, I've used it - twice - to scare away the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-11, 12:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By AndyGrow

So I shouldn't have any fitment issues with the...

So I shouldn't have any fitment issues with the 23s then? Trying to figure out if the rim is considered "too wide" for a 23...

Thanks everyone!
05-22-11, 11:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,293
Posted By AndyGrow

Rolling resistance question...700x32 vs 700x23...

I'm doing a 41 mile road race/ride next Sunday, and I'm riding my Tricross Sport CX bike, since I don't have a dedicated roadie right now.

I've got the stock 700x32 "Borough Pro" CX tires on it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-11, 11:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By AndyGrow

Rolling resistance question...700x32 vs 700x23...

I'm doing a 41 mile road race/ride next Sunday, and I'm riding my Tricross Sport CX bike, since I don't have a dedicated roadie right now.

I've got the stock 700x32 "Borough Pro" CX tires on it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-11, 09:52 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,852
Posted By AndyGrow

I wasn't aware there was a competition going on...

I wasn't aware there was a competition going on for "toughest/most dangerous sport".

Shut up and ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-11, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,242
Posted By AndyGrow

Check around and see if there are any custom...

Check around and see if there are any custom frame builders near you. Many of the non-big name ones can build you a custom frame for the same or less cost as a production frame. And they'll build...
05-12-11, 09:43 AM
05-10-11, 09:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,216
Posted By AndyGrow

They used to race on gravel and dirt roads a long...

They used to race on gravel and dirt roads a long time ago...not much different than the ones they'll be riding in this Giro.
Forum: Foo
05-08-11, 02:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,515
Posted By AndyGrow

Sex.

Sex.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-11, 12:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,576
Posted By AndyGrow

So I noticed while looking at Amazon that I can...

So I noticed while looking at Amazon that I can buy an Edge 500 for $250, a Garmin speed/cadence sensor for about $32, and a Garmin heart rate monitor strap for about $35-40. All that totals roughly...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-11, 03:14 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,864
Posted By AndyGrow

IRT #3 - check your email, I sent you one...

IRT #3 - check your email, I sent you one yesterday about the desire for Mac support... ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-11, 07:30 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,864
Posted By AndyGrow

Put me down for one. Seriously. This is...

Put me down for one.

Seriously. This is great for those of us who rely on our trainers a lot.
04-21-11, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 913
Posted By AndyGrow

Hey. I'm up here now...not even gonna ask if you...

Hey. I'm up here now...not even gonna ask if you are a Coastie (TC to Kodiak - pretty obvious).

Shoot me a PM.
04-21-11, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,159
Posted By AndyGrow

Where in the big AK are you? Los Anchorage? I'm...

Where in the big AK are you? Los Anchorage? I'm on Kodiak...looking for riding partners!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-11, 01:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,375
Posted By AndyGrow

Active duty Coast Guard here. Depending on my...

Active duty Coast Guard here. Depending on my unit assigned to, determines how much time I have to ride.
04-12-11, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By AndyGrow

Depending on your living situation, look for a...

Depending on your living situation, look for a wind trainer. That's what I used for 5 years straight in the mid-80s when I was racing at the Cat III level. Cheap, simple, and works.
04-12-11, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3,078
Views: 2,599,720
Posted By AndyGrow

My Specialized Tricross Sport. Last years model...

My Specialized Tricross Sport. Last years model at a 30% discount. LOVE IT.

http://spicymchaggis.smugmug.com/Sports/Cycling/smugshot5388887/1248417686_YTFTP-L.jpg
04-12-11, 01:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,286
Posted By AndyGrow

Right here! ...

Right here!
http://spicymchaggis.smugmug.com/Sports/Cycling/smugshot5388887/1248417686_YTFTP-L.jpg
04-10-11, 11:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,286
Posted By AndyGrow

Got the Tricross Sport. Love it.

Got the Tricross Sport. Love it.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-11, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By AndyGrow

Wow, quite a bit has changed with regards to Gran...

Wow, quite a bit has changed with regards to Gran Fondo rides here in the US of A since I posted this 5 years ago! I'm very glad to see that!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-11, 10:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,593
Posted By AndyGrow

They did. Said that the big guys "float" over...

They did. Said that the big guys "float" over the cobbles better than the lighter guys. Not sure how that works, but I think it's got more to do with bigger riders being more bad-a$$ (says the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-11, 10:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,593
Posted By AndyGrow

Big Mig!

Big Mig!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-11, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By AndyGrow

That's why I'm leaning in that direction, since I...

That's why I'm leaning in that direction, since I won't be taking it offroad...thanks!
04-09-11, 11:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,286
Posted By AndyGrow

CX bike as a winter / rain bike?

I'm a road rider living on Kodiak Island, Alaska for the next 18 months. We get upwards of 70" of rain each year - yeah, it's wet here.

I have a '66 Schwinn Paramount and a custom Bringheli road...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-11, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By AndyGrow

By "traditional" I meant a non-compact frame. I...

By "traditional" I meant a non-compact frame. I love steel, and I have serious dislike for compact / sloping TT frames. Completely ugly, IMO. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-11, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By AndyGrow

For those (any) still reading, here's why I'm...

For those (any) still reading, here's why I'm reconsidering the 'cross bike. I failed to mention in my original post that I am only here until next summer. Being Coast Guard, I transfer every 2-4...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-11, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By AndyGrow

Man, a good friend of mine called me up and...

Man, a good friend of mine called me up and suggested I look at a Surly Pacer (he knows of my passion for "traditional" frame geometry and steel). I can run up to 700x32 on it, or 28's with fenders...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-11, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By AndyGrow

Stopped by the bike shop today. He's got a last...

Stopped by the bike shop today. He's got a last years (2010) Specialized Tricross Sport for $1015 (plus tax), or a 2011 Tricross for $990. No brainer - I'll be getting the Sport.

Thanks everyone...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-11, 12:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By AndyGrow

Looking for a crappy weather / training road bike for $1300 or less.

Would like to hear your thoughts on a few bikes for use as "crappy weather" bikes.

First though, my situation which presents a few "unique" challenges. I live on Kodiak Island, Alaska. There is...
04-05-11, 08:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,481
Posted By AndyGrow

The thread may well be 5+ years old, but the info...

The thread may well be 5+ years old, but the info and opinions are just as valuable to others who may be contemplating opening a shop.
04-04-11, 09:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,481
Posted By AndyGrow

I realize this thread is 5+ years old, refreshed...

I realize this thread is 5+ years old, refreshed in October of 2010.

It's one thing to be passionate about cycling...it's another thing to be a good businessman. What you need is a good mix of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-11, 10:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,931
Posted By AndyGrow

Wow, that looks great! Nice, simple, clean...I...

Wow, that looks great! Nice, simple, clean...I really like that setup.

Definitely been looking into the Habanero. Thanks for the recommendations!
Forum: Framebuilders
03-29-11, 12:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By AndyGrow

Joe Bringheli in NE Ohio.

Joe Bringheli in NE Ohio.
03-28-11, 11:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,131
Posted By AndyGrow

Thanks for the replies, everyone. It's...

Thanks for the replies, everyone.

It's interesting...getting back to work on it, I now realize that it doesn't seem nearly as bad as I had implied when I first posted 5 years ago.

A good...
03-28-11, 10:47 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 24,324
Posted By AndyGrow

Custom doesn't = expensive. You can get a custom...

Custom doesn't = expensive. You can get a custom frame from a smaller builder for around 800 bucks. CUSTOM to your measurements.
03-27-11, 11:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,131
Posted By AndyGrow

Pictures as requested...

Okay, my apologies for taking so long to get these up here!

Taken with my iPhone, as my regular digital seems to have kicked the bucket.

Head tube......
03-25-11, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By AndyGrow

Just ride, man!!!

Just ride, man!!!
03-22-11, 08:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,131
Posted By AndyGrow

Kodiak, Alaska isn't exactly known for it's road...

Kodiak, Alaska isn't exactly known for it's road cycling...! ;)
03-22-11, 03:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,131
Posted By AndyGrow

The frame is still in the same condition as the...

The frame is still in the same condition as the first pictures I posted 5 years ago. All I've done up to this point is remove everything (components) from it. I'll get some new, GOOD Hi-Res...
03-20-11, 10:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,131
Posted By AndyGrow

Wow...a blast from the past. I had forgotten my...

Wow...a blast from the past. I had forgotten my original member name (AndyGrow) and had signed up for a new account awhile ago - need to get that one deleted I guess!

Anyhow, I still have the...
03-17-06, 09:16 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 18,112
Posted By AndyGrow

I'm still pissed - Phil Anderson never replied to...

I'm still pissed - Phil Anderson never replied to a letter I mailed him back in the 80's. He was my favorite rider at the time (back when I used to be fast!).

I will never forgive him! ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-06, 08:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,654
Posted By AndyGrow

Ever since we lost 3 family members within 18...

Ever since we lost 3 family members within 18 months to cancer, we (entire surviving family) have been wearing them. It's not about Lance. It's about cancer.
03-16-06, 04:57 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 10,391
Posted By AndyGrow

Anyone ever TRIED any of the Liberator products? ...

Anyone ever TRIED any of the Liberator products?

We have. Two of them in our closet. And yes, they are worth it, 100%!!!
03-16-06, 10:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,228
Posted By AndyGrow

Not a chance in hell. It's not June yet!

Not a chance in hell. It's not June yet!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-06, 09:35 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 19,873
Posted By AndyGrow

It's a Bianchi-orgy!!!!

It's a Bianchi-orgy!!!!
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