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04-27-18, 09:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 26,652
Posted By carlspeed

It is a Suntek or Sunlite rack. The LBS...

It is a Suntek or Sunlite rack. The LBS recommended it as the best bang for bike to fit the bike, they ordered it when they ordered the bike and I was lucky enough that it came in the same day. I...
04-26-18, 04:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 26,652
Posted By carlspeed

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Mine arrived today! Took it around the block for a mile and I like it. Can't...
04-24-18, 06:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 26,652
Posted By carlspeed

lol that's why I asked. When I was in the store...

lol that's why I asked. When I was in the store the other one seemed like it was mechanical, very smooth. I guess that's why it was so smooth. I was looking at it again last night and saw they were...
04-23-18, 06:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 26,652
Posted By carlspeed

Cool thanks! I ordered one this morning. Are the...

Cool thanks! I ordered one this morning. Are the brakes really hydraulic or just fancy mechanical ones?
04-23-18, 06:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 26,652
Posted By carlspeed

I hope you are subscribed to this thread. I was...

I hope you are subscribed to this thread. I was considering ordering a new Escape Disc today. I want something that's easier to ride on the street but not as aggressive as the road bike I used to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-11, 10:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,391
Posted By carlspeed

I'm not really sure what happened this time. I...

I'm not really sure what happened this time. I went out to the garage to get the bike off the stand, and found no bike. I searched around my house and found it was relocated to the shed, and now had...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-11, 09:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,391
Posted By carlspeed

What brand of tube does your LBS carry? I'm...

What brand of tube does your LBS carry? I'm guessing that's the one you use?

I'm exaggerating, it's really like 200 miles, and it's not always the same wheel. I did get a new set of tires, so I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-11, 09:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,391
Posted By carlspeed

What type of tubes do you use?

Last thread I could find was from a few years ago, wanted to see if anyone has any insider knowledge on "the place" to get some good quality inexpensive tubes... I've been using the cheapos from...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-11, 08:38 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,845
Posted By carlspeed

+1. Honestly, I feel that there is more available...

+1. Honestly, I feel that there is more available help on this forum than any LBS, so why would I want to PAY to get WORSE information? Every LBS I've been into has a personality. There is one very...
Forum: Southeast
11-10-10, 10:16 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,097
Posted By carlspeed

Word. I'm in. I'll call you when I get out at 3.

Word. I'm in. I'll call you when I get out at 3.
10-26-10, 06:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 901
Posted By carlspeed

+1. I'm a little disappointed...

+1. I'm a little disappointed...
10-22-10, 04:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,335
Posted By carlspeed

It's funny. I mean, I think it would have been...

It's funny. I mean, I think it would have been better if it was on video, but still, it's good for a laugh.
Forum: Commuting
10-21-10, 01:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,750
Posted By carlspeed

About 70lbs. 2x35x2.19x.47=72

About 70lbs.
2x35x2.19x.47=72
10-20-10, 06:24 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,406
Posted By carlspeed

I can't really imagine a situation where you...

I can't really imagine a situation where you wouldn't be able to live without a car - if you didn't want one. However, in my case, I flat out like cars. For me, living without one isn't something I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-10, 12:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,936
Posted By carlspeed

I hate bringing up old posts, but I was searching...

I hate bringing up old posts, but I was searching google for the best "cheap" method to clean a chain to see if it's much different than an "expensive way". If this post is true, it sure looks like a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-10, 10:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,267
Posted By carlspeed

How long does the sale last? I want a set bad for...

How long does the sale last? I want a set bad for the price but would like to wait until Friday to pick em up.
10-18-10, 07:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,461
Posted By carlspeed

The lowered bikes aren't something I'm really...

The lowered bikes aren't something I'm really interested in, but I did want to drop in and say that it's incredible to see what you started with and what it ended up as. You obviously are creative,...
10-17-10, 07:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,785
Posted By carlspeed

I like simply Clydesdale. The Mc is cool, but I...

I like simply Clydesdale. The Mc is cool, but I would use it as a last resort. (I'm also a Mc)

The idea is awesome though. I did the same thing with my autocross car. Mazdaspeed has no parts on my...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-10, 10:11 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 13,838
Posted By carlspeed

Kel-Tec P3AT. 'nuff said.

Kel-Tec P3AT.

'nuff said.
Forum: Southeast
10-16-10, 09:48 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,097
Posted By carlspeed

Hah, I still can't believe that it was you two. ...

Hah, I still can't believe that it was you two.

Had a great ride. Good seeing you guys again!
Forum: Southeast
10-15-10, 03:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,097
Posted By carlspeed

7am now? jesus... I'm going to be there, and I'll...

7am now? jesus... I'm going to be there, and I'll do my best to stay with you guys.

My bike is silver and black, with a redish helmet and red/black shorts/shirt.
10-14-10, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By carlspeed

I ordered some of their really cheap road tubes....

I ordered some of their really cheap road tubes. I put one on and it went flat after about 10 miles. It seemed to have developed a hole where the valve meets the tube. I swapped it and the next day...
Forum: Southeast
10-14-10, 06:20 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,097
Posted By carlspeed

I think that club is still around. They changed...

I think that club is still around. They changed their name to FAST. It's funny you say that because one day someone there told me a story about a guy who brought an S-10 to an event. Probably was...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-10, 06:13 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,309
Posted By carlspeed

Good call. That's what I'm doing too. ;)

Good call. That's what I'm doing too. ;)
10-13-10, 01:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,205
Posted By carlspeed

I like working on my own stuff. If I don't know...

I like working on my own stuff. If I don't know how to do it, I learn. It saves me money, and most of the time I feel my job was better than what I would have paid someone an exorbitant amount of...
Forum: Southeast
10-13-10, 09:27 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,097
Posted By carlspeed

Yes, it is autocross. I run in SSM, but with my...

Yes, it is autocross. I run in SSM, but with my current schedule it will be a while before I can go to an event again. My weekend are limited to evenings after this coming one, and my weekdays are...
10-12-10, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,395
Posted By carlspeed

Thanks for all of the responses. Just as an...

Thanks for all of the responses.

Just as an update, I cleaned it a bit today. I took the rear wheel off and used some old RC Nitro fuel to clean and degrease the chain, cassette, and the crank...
Forum: Southeast
10-12-10, 11:42 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,097
Posted By carlspeed

Sounds like fun. I'm out sundays from now on, but...

Sounds like fun. I'm out sundays from now on, but I would be interested in that monday night ride.
Forum: Southeast
10-12-10, 10:04 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,097
Posted By carlspeed

I live in largo and I'm always looking for people...

I live in largo and I'm always looking for people to ride with. I really want to ride today as a mater of fact. I should be off work around 4 and as soon as I lube the chain, I'm ready to roll. I did...
10-12-10, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,395
Posted By carlspeed

I haven't used wd-40 on this bike. That's mainly...

I haven't used wd-40 on this bike. That's mainly the reason for it being so long since I've lubed it. Waiting until I found the right stuff to use. It wasn't that sandy, but I did notice...
10-12-10, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,395
Posted By carlspeed

When I checked it last night there was definitely...

When I checked it last night there was definitely extra drag on the crank with the chain off. I'll take a closer look at it when I get home. I have a feeling a lot of dirt somehow got in there from...
10-12-10, 07:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,395
Posted By carlspeed

Ok, I'm going to grab some decent chain lube from...

Ok, I'm going to grab some decent chain lube from the LBS today and try my best to clean and relube everything. I'd rather take it to the shop, but A. I want to learn, and B. I can't afford my shop....
10-11-10, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,395
Posted By carlspeed

Drivetrain not spinning freely

I went on a long ride today and about the last 5 miles I noticed that the drivetrain was progressively getting stiffer. It's not really bad, but if I throw the pedals backwards when the bike is on...
10-11-10, 06:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,389
Posted By carlspeed

Congrats!

Congrats!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-10, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 965
Posted By carlspeed

I bought the Innovations C02 thing from Nashbar...

I bought the Innovations C02 thing from Nashbar that has the button to release C02. I wanted that version because when I change the tube, I can squirt a tiny bit of air into the bad tube, and since I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-10, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By carlspeed

Just did a long ride... For me...

I know it's probably not that good of a distance, or time, to most of you guys. The farthest I've gone so far was right around 35 miles. My plan was to do 40 today, but I was riding most of it on the...
10-11-10, 09:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,034
Posted By carlspeed

Just to add, my cheap one (most likely from...

Just to add, my cheap one (most likely from walmart) also had a small hitch that connects to the rear axle. Simply put the trailer on the hitch, pin it in place, and off you go. If you want to take...
Forum: Southeast
10-11-10, 09:39 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,097
Posted By carlspeed

I think I should be able to maintain that speed...

I think I should be able to maintain that speed in a paceline. Plus, I live so close that if I were to be dropped I'll just make up my own route. You say it is at 7:15am?
Forum: Southeast
10-10-10, 07:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,097
Posted By carlspeed

I'm going to try the 20-22mph ride n roll sat...

I'm going to try the 20-22mph ride n roll sat morning ride this coming week. You going to be there?
10-10-10, 06:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,034
Posted By carlspeed

I bought one used, I think it's the $90 one from...

I bought one used, I think it's the $90 one from Walmart. It's ok, it's got some wear on it but I paid $15 for it and I can't complain. The biggest difference I noticed on the more expensive ones is...
10-10-10, 06:32 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,217
Posted By carlspeed

Those are some impressive times! I weigh 170lbs...

Those are some impressive times! I weigh 170lbs and have a 20lb road bike and I don't even think I could break 1 hour for 20 miles.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-10, 02:11 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 14,869
Posted By carlspeed

I like tat's. I've got one on my right shoulder,...

I like tat's. I've got one on my right shoulder, in a place where I can cover it if I want to, or simply by wearing a tank top it's visible. I want to get something else on my left shoulder, but just...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-10, 07:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,683
Posted By carlspeed

Sweet deal. That bike is well worth that!

Sweet deal. That bike is well worth that!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-10, 07:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,683
Posted By carlspeed

So how much did you get it for!??!?!

So how much did you get it for!??!?!
10-07-10, 02:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,738
Posted By carlspeed

Chicken wings and pizza are my weakness. But it's...

Chicken wings and pizza are my weakness. But it's only certain pizzas, and certain wings. Someone could offer me a slice of Domino's and I could pass it up like a herpes infested hooker. On the other...
10-07-10, 10:30 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,954
Posted By carlspeed

Thank you, but that link is for the one that has...

Thank you, but that link is for the one that has been removed.
Forum: Southeast
10-07-10, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By carlspeed

I pm'd you. Can't make the halloween ride...

I pm'd you.

Can't make the halloween ride unless it goes into the early evening because I don't get out of work that day until about 4.
Forum: Southeast
10-06-10, 07:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,504
Posted By carlspeed

With the wind today I could barely average...

With the wind today I could barely average 16.5mph on a short 30 mile ride including the beach bridges. I really don't think I'm ready for it. I'll be there in a couple of months for sure.
Forum: Southeast
10-06-10, 05:14 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,097
Posted By carlspeed

I'm definitely going to be doing the ride 'n roll...

I'm definitely going to be doing the ride 'n roll Sunday event (which ends up being 18mph normally). It ends up being around 25 miles, and I tack on another 5-10 when they are done so I am around...
Forum: Southeast
10-05-10, 08:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,097
Posted By carlspeed

Lol, yeah, I'll be skipping that one too. Do you...

Lol, yeah, I'll be skipping that one too. Do you know of any rides near us that are more in the 18-20mph range? I think I need to do that for a bit more before I jump up to the next level.
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