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09-04-18, 01:22 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,131
Posted By natbla

goal 200 9/2 - 7.43 Mtn bike 9/3/ - 13.23 Mtn...

goal 200
9/2 - 7.43 Mtn bike
9/3/ - 13.23 Mtn bike

MTD 20.7
04-21-12, 11:17 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 20,200
Posted By natbla

That looks really good! Can't wait for the ride...

That looks really good! Can't wait for the ride report from your first ride this week.
04-15-12, 05:13 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 20,200
Posted By natbla

I'm not sure I recognize you looking so "normal"....

I'm not sure I recognize you looking so "normal". Of course the best part I'm sure is lack of knee pain.
04-03-12, 06:38 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 20,200
Posted By natbla

sounds like everything is going forward even with...

sounds like everything is going forward even with the set backs. Keep up the good work it will ahve you back riding and hikin sooner than you think.
10-06-11, 05:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,392
Posted By natbla

Well I was able to pick up the bike at the end of...

Well I was able to pick up the bike at the end of August, just before moving to Logan OH. With the move and the new job its now got a whopping 12 miles on it. That said, I love the bike. Its smooth,...
09-12-11, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By natbla

Definitely not consistent with the roads along...

Definitely not consistent with the roads along here. I did a google search and here is a post from RBR in with a great looking ride around here:
...
09-08-11, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By natbla

I've been here 4 days and its rained every day. I...

I've been here 4 days and its rained every day. I didn't bring the right gear for the weather. But, Logan is located is south central OH in the hill region called Hocking Hills. So there are are...
09-04-11, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By natbla

Changing locations

Well after 21 years of living in Western MD, tomorrow I head off to Logan, OH for a new position, and a new start with the family. I finally picked up the carbon bike I was building up yesterday. So...
06-02-11, 07:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,392
Posted By natbla

Originally, was going to have them just do the...

Originally, was going to have them just do the headset and crankset work (would have cost me $30-$40 max). But I looked at my schedule and determined that not only was I not willing to spend money on...
06-02-11, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By natbla

OT - suggestions for a good Realtor in Knoxville, TN

I posted this in the South East Regional forum. But was hoping I'd get some help from here.

I'm doing an interview in Knoxville, TN next Friday and was looking for suggestions on a reputable...
Forum: Southeast
06-02-11, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By natbla

I'm used to the climbing as out here is Western...

I'm used to the climbing as out here is Western Maryland we have a ton of steep up and downs. When I have time to commute to and from work, I have 1500 ft of elevation change to deal with each trip....
Forum: Southeast
06-02-11, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By natbla

OT - suggestions for a good Realtor in Knoxville, TN

I'm looking for suggestions on a decent Realtor in Knoxville, TN to contact. I'm interviewing there next Friday, and need to get with someone to look at a few places and get a good feel for...
06-02-11, 08:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,392
Posted By natbla

I dropped off the partially completed bike for...

I dropped off the partially completed bike for the shop on Tuesday to finish the build for me. With my limited tool supply and lack of faith in my own ability to get this perfect on install I was...
05-20-11, 02:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,392
Posted By natbla

Frame set arrived today 10 days day-to-day. On...

Frame set arrived today 10 days day-to-day. On the good side it looks great. On the bad side they sent me a 3k finish frameset and mine was supposed to be 12k (it looks sweet). On the good side its...
05-17-11, 08:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,392
Posted By natbla

Final parts list: Frame: Chinerello Frame...

Final parts list:

Frame: Chinerello Frame set ($330)
Fork: full carbon fork include w/ frame
headset: included with frame
Shifters: Dura ace 7801 10 speed ($120)
shifter/brake cables: Jagwire...
05-14-11, 12:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,426
Posted By natbla

I'm a weight weenie in putting together my new...

I'm a weight weenie in putting together my new bike build. But its in the form of what is the lightest most durable and cool looking parts I can get for my funds. So I wanted 42 mm aluminum rims so I...
05-12-11, 02:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,392
Posted By natbla

It will be the first time a build one up myself....

It will be the first time a build one up myself. I expect that at some point in the process I'll be dropping it off at the shop to finish. But I could be wrong. Looks like I'll be selling my current...
05-12-11, 09:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,392
Posted By natbla

I had some mix feelings too. Its part of what...

I had some mix feelings too. Its part of what took me so long to actually make the purchase. From what I understand from others who have purchased this frame it should ride like a good carbon bike...
05-12-11, 07:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,392
Posted By natbla

For now I'm planning on leaving alone with the...

For now I'm planning on leaving alone with the 12K nude finish. I may add some red race stripes or even a few words at a later time. I just purchased red bar tape and have a red GP4000 tire for one...
05-12-11, 07:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,392
Posted By natbla

Fair enough, I guess I could have picked a...

Fair enough, I guess I could have picked a different frame style. But at the end of the day, I just like the way this frame looks even though I could have save $30-$40 if I'd picked one of the 3...
05-11-11, 04:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,392
Posted By natbla

Updated again with almost all of the items I ...

Updated again with almost all of the items I need for the build (just missing FD clamp, and seat post):

Frame:Chinerello Frame set ($330)
Fork: full carbon fork include w/ frame
headset:...
05-09-11, 12:28 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 12,008
Posted By natbla

The job has its ups and downs. But the hardest...

The job has its ups and downs. But the hardest (and also most interesting) part is the managing all the parts, and stakeholders to form a cohesive approach to a project that meets both the...
05-06-11, 02:42 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 19,968
Posted By natbla

8 miles after work was great!

8 miles after work was great!
05-06-11, 09:38 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 12,008
Posted By natbla

AS long as that same inner Tea Praty doesn't like...

AS long as that same inner Tea Praty doesn't like all the corporate subsidies given Large corps and their even larger tax breaks that keeps under cutting our country's well being I good with that.
05-06-11, 09:13 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 18,315
Posted By natbla

Yeah, there are a ton of complications and...

Yeah, there are a ton of complications and interrelated piece of the puzzle for your situation and you're the person who has to get comfortable before you jump. Over the years it is clear to me that...
05-05-11, 06:19 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 12,008
Posted By natbla

I'm working in Public Housing as a Affordable...

I'm working in Public Housing as a Affordable Housing developer. I chase money (grants, loans, tax credits) and partnerships to finance and build/remodel/redevelop public housing, subsidized rental...
05-05-11, 07:50 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 18,315
Posted By natbla

It always seemed that you were just postponing...

It always seemed that you were just postponing the inevitable to try and get in the cross-country tour. Are you going to see a surgeon ASAP?

Sounds like its time to add a heavy duty hamstring...
05-01-11, 06:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,843
Posted By natbla

I often ride with my ipod when I'm riding alone....

I often ride with my ipod when I'm riding alone. I have after market ear buds which hook over the ear. So I keep the buds not all the way in my ears and the volume at the point I can hear road noise...
05-01-11, 06:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,978
Posted By natbla

The first bike I bought for myself was a 2003 TCR...

The first bike I bought for myself was a 2003 TCR 2. I'd had many bikes as a kid but this was the first I'd bought myself. Its also the last complete bike I've purchased as I've pieced together the...
04-29-11, 02:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 915
Posted By natbla

Wow, that would keep things in perspective. I'll...

Wow, that would keep things in perspective. I'll add my prayers to the mix for your daughter. As a fellow parent, dealing with that would be much harder than climbing a 21% hill is when completely...
04-29-11, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By natbla

Arrrghhh! Time to reboot the process again. - Searching for lost wagon

Anyone seen the fitness/weight loss/ lifestyle change wagon I fell off (again). I need to get back on it again.:(

After a great start to the year with over 300 miles of riding in February and...
04-29-11, 12:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 915
Posted By natbla

Great job! I have a BIG HILL on my commute...

Great job!

I have a BIG HILL on my commute (which I hope to restart next week). Ironically it is actually called Savage Mountain, so when I saw your headline I wondered if you might be local. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-11, 09:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,227
Posted By natbla

IF your worried about fat/muscle composition then...

IF your worried about fat/muscle composition then you need to add in weight lifting to help adjust that in addition to the riding you are doing.
04-07-11, 07:06 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 19,968
Posted By natbla

I had an awesome ride this evening. It was the...

I had an awesome ride this evening. It was the longest ride of the year at 2 hrs and just under 31 miles at 15.3 mph. It was 60+ degrees by the end but it felt so good. I left work at 4:15 and was on...
04-07-11, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3,421
Views: 403,848
Posted By natbla

Have: I can take pictures if needed. ...

Have:

I can take pictures if needed.

Veloce brake set - used 100 miles or so. Has dirt on it but no visible wear on the pads. I'm running Shimano drive train so hese brakes work work with my...
04-04-11, 12:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,731
Posted By natbla

Well, I'm still fighting off part of my...

Well, I'm still fighting off part of my illness(es). But I think I'm up for a trainer ride tonight for my first mileage in 11 days. But, the weight has stayed OK. Last night's weekly weigh-in was...
04-01-11, 08:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,392
Posted By natbla

Updated again with a couple items I was able to...

Updated again with a couple items I was able to get through a BF trade for the 1" fork I purchased:

Frame:
Fork: Look full carbon fork ($50)
headset:
Shifters: Dura ace 7801 10 speed ($120)...
04-01-11, 10:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,392
Posted By natbla

I use speedplay light action. I may have a trade...

I use speedplay light action. I may have a trade in the works that will get me some pedal. I'm hoping to have a frame soon once I get my refund for the original frame. After that I'll figure out the...
03-31-11, 07:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 802
Posted By natbla

What a sexy looking bike. I need to wipe the...

What a sexy looking bike. I need to wipe the drool off my keyboard now.
03-31-11, 07:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,392
Posted By natbla

Here is the updated list of parts accumulated so...

Here is the updated list of parts accumulated so far as of 3/30 now that I sent back the cracked frame:

Frame:
Fork: Look full carbon fork ($50)
headset:
Shifters: Dura ace 7801 10 speed...
03-29-11, 12:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,392
Posted By natbla

Unfortunately, the frame arrive, and a detailed...

Unfortunately, the frame arrive, and a detailed evaluation of the scratches found that there is a small crack in the downtube so I'll be availing myself of the seller's return policy. I did the coin...
03-28-11, 07:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,392
Posted By natbla

Well on the plus side I have my full drive train...

Well on the plus side I have my full drive train as I ended up with a used set of Dura Ace 10 speed shifters for $120. Here is the updated list of parts accumulated so far as of 9:00 PM 3/28:
...
03-28-11, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3,421
Views: 403,848
Posted By natbla

Have: Gone! Used 1" Forte Axis Pro carbon...

Have:

Gone! Used 1" Forte Axis Pro carbon fork uncut, but used ( I thought it was a 1 1/8" diameter, next time I'll do better research)

I have a few more parts that I'll post later.

Want:...
03-28-11, 07:21 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,731
Posted By natbla

Well, despite a nasty sinus/chest/throat illness...

Well, despite a nasty sinus/chest/throat illness that prevented me from riding since last last Tuesday, I'm holding my own on weight. I forgot to do my end of the day weight last night, but just...
03-28-11, 07:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,392
Posted By natbla

Updated list of parts accumulated so far as of...

Updated list of parts accumulated so far as of 3/28:

Frame: Seigler Carbon Frame (arrives today
Fork: Look full carbon fork
Front DR: Dura ace 7800 braze on ( part of a huge steal at midnight...
03-24-11, 09:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,392
Posted By natbla

So here is the list of parts accumulated so far: ...

So here is the list of parts accumulated so far:

Frame: Seigler Carbon Frame
Fork: Look full carbon fork
Front DR: 105 braze on (may swap this out)
Crankset; Truvativ Rouleur Carbon compact w/...
03-24-11, 09:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,731
Posted By natbla

Well, I've picked up another illness, either...

Well, I've picked up another illness, either strep or a major sinus infection. So tonight is the second night in a row w/o getting on a trainer or on the road. That said, a quick look at my last 7...
03-23-11, 07:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,392
Posted By natbla

Anyone mixed a SRAM Rival crankset with Shimono...

Anyone mixed a SRAM Rival crankset with Shimono type shifter/derailleurs? I found a good price based on a fellow Clyde's PM but wasn't sure if it would work together with my derailleur/shifter choice.
03-23-11, 06:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,543
Posted By natbla

My list has a couple specific food, and...

My list has a couple specific food, and situational eating problems.

Foods:

1) Pizza - must eat until gone - if in the fridge - must have for breakfast
2) Spaghetti - My wife makes the best...
03-21-11, 09:37 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 19,968
Posted By natbla

I had a short window to ride today, so I blew...

I had a short window to ride today, so I blew through 11 miles as hard and fast as i could. It felt great! But since it was such a short ride, I spent 50 minutes on the trainer during Chuck too.
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