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Forum: Southwest
09-09-13, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,363
Posted By NMBuff

Goatheads are out in full force in Albuquerque,...

Goatheads are out in full force in Albuquerque, but will lessen over the next couple of weeks or so. A buddy I ride with got 4 flats on a 20 mile ride the other day, but he was running on stock...
08-05-13, 11:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,897
Posted By NMBuff

So what could a man that was not carrying a...

So what could a man that was not carrying a weapon (he definitely would have been charged) and riding a bike do to cause such a beating? Mouthing off wouldn't warrant that brutality. Perhaps he...
08-05-13, 10:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,897
Posted By NMBuff

You claim to look at the facts, but do nothing of...

You claim to look at the facts, but do nothing of the sort.

Here are the facts:
1. He has a record with the last incident over 10 years ago. That would place him, at most, 24.
OPINION: I've...
07-07-13, 04:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,679
Posted By NMBuff

Anyone see the guy who mooned the riders? Haha,...

Anyone see the guy who mooned the riders? Haha, caught it live, but you can find the video on youtube.

Does anyone else not really pay attention to the announcers while watching?

Edit: Just...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-13, 01:59 AM
Replies: 2,040
Views: 445,375
Posted By NMBuff

My Trek 460 that I bought off craigslist is in...

My Trek 460 that I bought off craigslist is in the shop getting a headset overhaul. The build will start really soon. Can't wait to join this club :)
Replies: 1
Views: 534
Posted By NMBuff

5 speed Regina G.S. Corsa (13-21) and SLR Brake levers

I bought an 84 Trek a few weeks back and was overhauling the hubs when I realized I didn't have the right tool for the freewheel. I ordered the FR-2, but it didn't work and took it into a LBS, but...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,263
Posted By NMBuff

Best advice EVER given on this site. Messaged...

Best advice EVER given on this site. Messaged the guy this morning and told him I was definitely interested, but he said there was one guy interested in front of me. Gave him my work # (can't have...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,263
Posted By NMBuff

Nah, I get it. But he posted it at at 9pm last...

Nah, I get it. But he posted it at at 9pm last night. I would have bought it then, but he said he would have time today. :/
Replies: 8
Views: 1,263
Posted By NMBuff

I replied within 15 minutes of him posting (he...

I replied within 15 minutes of him posting (he posted at 8pm). Going to check it out tomorrow. :) Looks like a gem of a bike.
Replies: 8
Views: 1,263
Posted By NMBuff

Mid-90s Trek 2000?

I'm going to look at this bike tomorrow after work. He says it's a mid-90s Trek 2000, but Trek didn't make the Trek 2000 in the mid 90s (although Sheldon Brown has a reference to it). Is it a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-13, 10:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 751
Posted By NMBuff

First time on the bike in 2-3 months due to...

First time on the bike in 2-3 months due to various issues. Rode 12 miles on a small scenic highway. I weigh about 10lbs less than I did and started off too fast. It seems like it's easier for me...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-13, 09:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,835
Posted By NMBuff

A garmin 510.

A garmin 510.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-13, 12:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,092
Posted By NMBuff

Why is it that standard cranks would be more...

Why is it that standard cranks would be more difficult? I would have thought the lower the gears you have available the better off you'd be, minus the weight penalty.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-13, 11:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By NMBuff

How strong of a rider are you and how much do you...

How strong of a rider are you and how much do you weigh? I'd assume Massachusetts is flat, but I could be wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-13, 01:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,265
Posted By NMBuff

He can always wear gym shorts over them.

He can always wear gym shorts over them.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-13, 10:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,265
Posted By NMBuff

You can just wear bike shorts under sweats if you...

You can just wear bike shorts under sweats if you choose to not wear spandex in public. I have a couple of buddies that do that as well.

And yes, 41, I'm working on all of these friends and their...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-13, 10:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,188
Posted By NMBuff

Powermeter and a coach might be up your alley. ...

Powermeter and a coach might be up your alley. They'll help tailor a program to what you want to accomplish. I'm currently looking into a coach, but I need to save up my pennies for a powermeter...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-13, 10:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,188
Posted By NMBuff

If you are going to race you may want to save...

If you are going to race you may want to save some money in case something gets broken from a wreck. You can win a Cat5 with what you've got. Save up for the Cervelo (and keep racing the crap out...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-13, 06:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,265
Posted By NMBuff

I ride with a buddy who's partially moons me...

I ride with a buddy who's partially moons me while riding with his shorts. I've been trying to get him to convert to bibs. They keep the chamois in place better IME.

At least when I ride with...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-13, 06:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,352
Posted By NMBuff

Can't say everything else fails, but I've never...

Can't say everything else fails, but I've never had an issue with Velox. It's now on all my bikes. I would recommend it. You have to get 2 rolls since it's 1 roll per wheel.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-13, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By NMBuff

I took a few weeks off, went to spin class on...

I took a few weeks off, went to spin class on Thursday and had a miserable day today. When you are chasing PRs on Strava it definitely helps with intervals more than trainerroad ever did. But holy...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-13, 01:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,842
Posted By NMBuff

Lower the handlebars and maybe push the seat back...

Lower the handlebars and maybe push the seat back a bit.

Don't try and look like the pros do on their bikes. They usually tend to run smaller bikes than most of us commoners.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-13, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,869
Posted By NMBuff

Dogtags. You can buy some with plastic rims for...

Dogtags. You can buy some with plastic rims for $3.30 on Amazon. They serve the exact same purpose and assuming you get hit you know for sure that the EMTs will examine your chest. It makes it a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-13, 12:08 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,803
Posted By NMBuff

You can always ask the owner what year it is. ...

You can always ask the owner what year it is. When you check out the bike see if the serial #s are scratched off. When people are really vague it just seems weird to me, but there are also loads of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-13, 11:22 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,803
Posted By NMBuff

Looks like there's conti tires and STIs. Not...

Looks like there's conti tires and STIs. Not sure the year and make or the level of components.

Sounds a tad suspicious.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-13, 11:32 PM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 730,210
Posted By NMBuff

I just ordered the 4 seasons for $90. Damn it! ...

I just ordered the 4 seasons for $90. Damn it! When I went to PBK it says the 25s are $46, but when I visit their page it says $52 and when I added them to my cart it said they were $104 for 2. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-13, 11:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,736
Posted By NMBuff

www.tiremaniacs.com for tires

www.tiremaniacs.com for tires
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-13, 11:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,480
Posted By NMBuff

Can't tell if you have twist shifters or not. If...

Can't tell if you have twist shifters or not. If you can I'd go with Ergon barends so you'll have more hand positions. People use drop bars because of the many hand positions since it makes it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-13, 11:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,902
Posted By NMBuff

None of the bike shops around here seem to carry...

None of the bike shops around here seem to carry Assos. I've seen Castelli, but people rave about Assos on "other" forums (are there such things?!). There's a lot of talk about the durability of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-13, 10:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,990
Posted By NMBuff

It sounds like you've made your decision, but...

It sounds like you've made your decision, but want us to tell you which bike to get. Go with the CAAD. You can make it more "relaxed."
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-13, 12:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,902
Posted By NMBuff

Has anyone here tried Assos? Heard good things...

Has anyone here tried Assos? Heard good things about them and I'm looking for a good bib to use on a century.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-13, 11:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,990
Posted By NMBuff

While the CAAD is a "racing" bike and the Synapse...

While the CAAD is a "racing" bike and the Synapse is a "comfort" bike I plan on racing with my Synapse this upcoming year and am planning on doing a century ride in May. You can make adjustments to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-13, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By NMBuff

Wasn't there talk of paying XXX on a bike over...

Wasn't there talk of paying XXX on a bike over $1000 in taxes (not sales)?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-13, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By NMBuff

Since most states are going to--or already...

Since most states are going to--or already are--experiencing a deficit the populations that will be targeted will be minorities (and I'm not talking racial minorities). Cyclists are one of those...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-13, 11:57 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,803
Posted By NMBuff

Awesome. Test out the difference in the bikes. ...

Awesome. Test out the difference in the bikes. I have a Cannondale Synapse 5 105 alum myself. I love it and it has eyelets for fenders, not for a rack. Are you planning on commuting to work? Are...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-13, 01:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,929
Posted By NMBuff

Olympic lifting is NOT powerlifting. I've...

Olympic lifting is NOT powerlifting. I've trained with both Oly lifters and powerlifters and they train completely differently. Hi-bar vs low bar squats to name one. Oly lifting focuses more on...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-13, 10:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,802
Posted By NMBuff

Ah, the good ole 41. I've spent more than my...

Ah, the good ole 41.

I've spent more than my far share of upgrading a bike that wasn't worth much. I learned a lot in the process, but tools can be expensive as well. A good stand is ~$150 and a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-13, 12:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,051
Posted By NMBuff

Meh, different strokes. People say the money...

Meh, different strokes.

People say the money that I spent on getting my degree was only for a piece of paper, but I thoroughly disagree with that sentiment as well.

Edit: I also used to have...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-13, 12:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,802
Posted By NMBuff

The best upgrade you can do is to save your money...

The best upgrade you can do is to save your money for a better bike and find a good bike mechanic that can finely tune your current bike. Most bike shops don't tend to employ good mechanics in my...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-13, 12:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,051
Posted By NMBuff

You are right in that it's not entirely...

You are right in that it's not entirely scientific. You are better going off with a fitter and cyclist that has done it for years and years, instead of someone who is learning using a Guru fit...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-13, 11:25 PM
Replies: 732
Views: 42,446
Posted By NMBuff

300 miles this year and I'm at 151lbs. I wish my...

300 miles this year and I'm at 151lbs. I wish my spin class had a proper odometer. Laughably it tells me that I've done 32.1miles (maybe kilometers? Even so that's 19mph which is a lot faster than...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-13, 11:15 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,957
Posted By NMBuff

Thought about this thread a little more. People...

Thought about this thread a little more. People ***** about their body type all of the time (e.g. not tall, weight, etc...), but if you really wanted to be one of the best local racers in your area...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-13, 11:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,079
Posted By NMBuff

How many regular folks are going to know that...

How many regular folks are going to know that Lance raced for USPS? The Livestrong jersey can be for cancer. They are still around and help people with cancer.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-13, 02:20 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,957
Posted By NMBuff

Don't worry about "big" vs "small." Worry about...

Don't worry about "big" vs "small." Worry about your own fitness level and focus on what it can be good at. I'm awful at ascents as well as the flats (5'6" at 151lbs), but my friends are scared...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-13, 01:37 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,803
Posted By NMBuff

It looks a little bit small, but if you like it I...

It looks a little bit small, but if you like it I would get a proper fitting and they'll probably just put you with a longer stem. I'd imagine that it'd cost about $50--ask for a basic fitting from...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-13, 01:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,830
Posted By NMBuff

Do you have a powermeter? What about a coach? ...

Do you have a powermeter? What about a coach?

Either of those things will help you get faster. I was thinking of buying new wheels, but decided to save my cash for a powermeter.

Edit: Even...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-13, 02:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By NMBuff

Did another 8 minute test on trainerroad. My FTP...

Did another 8 minute test on trainerroad. My FTP went up from 198 to 225! Some of that is due to learning how the 8 minute test works (took it in 14 Dec '12) and some of it is doing a lot of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-13, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By NMBuff

Typically women tend to have shorter torsos than...

Typically women tend to have shorter torsos than men, but longer legs, proportionally speaking.

Find a LBS with a good return policy and go from there. I've found when purchasing expensive items...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-13, 01:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,656
Posted By NMBuff

Remind yourself why you picked it up in the first...

Remind yourself why you picked it up in the first place. I do enjoy training, but sometimes it's just nice to have an easy 25-30 mile ride where I'm not worried about time and just exploring parts...
02-03-13, 03:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,449
Posted By NMBuff

http://caffertyfile.blogs.cnn.com/2011/03/15/why-i...

http://caffertyfile.blogs.cnn.com/2011/03/15/why-is-there-no-looting-in-japan/

I also read a story where it's custom in parts of Japan to drop $5 near a small child and see if they return it to...
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