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Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-08, 09:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,598
Posted By damage24

We're also one of the fattest states in the...

We're also one of the fattest states in the country so even an average cyclist looks pretty damn good comparatively.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-08, 03:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,598
Posted By damage24

I'm a native Okie that grew up in a podunk town...

I'm a native Okie that grew up in a podunk town and know nothing of Nevada or California or much of anywhere else so take this all with a grain of salt.

I live in Moore now and would say that it...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-08, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By damage24

price for a used frame?

I'm looking at an 03 Giant OCR frame on eBay. It looks good in the pic, is my size and the description says "only a few superficial scratches." It comes with a headset and FD but no fork. Any idea...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-08, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By damage24

10 spd crank w/9 speed everything else?

I think the subject says it all. I bought some new pedals and found that my old ones are completely frozen stuck. I twisted a brand new friggin hex socket and impaled my hand on four teeth of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-07, 08:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,623
Posted By damage24

+3 for oddsandendos.com. I'm 6'3 190 and have...

+3 for oddsandendos.com. I'm 6'3 190 and have put ~1000 miles on Mike's 20/28 Niobium rims/Speedcific hubs and bladed spokes and they've been great. I think they weigh in at around 1440g and I got...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-07, 12:55 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,994
Posted By damage24

five years ago at college graduation: 6'3 240 ...

five years ago at college graduation: 6'3 240

current 195

goal 185
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-07, 09:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By damage24

I've got Native Nano2s with four lenses and I've...

I've got Native Nano2s with four lenses and I've never changed them. The "main" lenses work fine for me in almost every situation. I don't ride in the dark so I guess the clear lenses would come in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-07, 11:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 633
Posted By damage24

I run a 50/36 and 12/25 and occasionally wished I...

I run a 50/36 and 12/25 and occasionally wished I had a 27 or something. I'm not sure if the hills are that bad or if I'm that bad. I'm also 6'3 190 so I'm not exactly built to climb.

There's...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-07, 08:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 633
Posted By damage24

I was more curious if that amount of climbing...

I was more curious if that amount of climbing over that distance is considered decent.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-07, 08:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 633
Posted By damage24

Is this a good hill workout?

35 miles, 1900' total climbing, 17.3 mph average

Hills are somewhat hard to come by around here and this is about the most difficult route we could come up with that could be finished in around...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-07, 08:04 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,638
Posted By damage24

~360 miles/21 hours + five 45 min spin classses. ...

~360 miles/21 hours + five 45 min spin classses. Weather and night school made me miss several rides. Sadly it was my best month of 07..
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-07, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 989
Posted By damage24

Nevermind, looking at it again, the fork, steerer...

Nevermind, looking at it again, the fork, steerer tube and where the seat and top tubes meet do look more like the 05-06 model, but it has an 07 paint scheme. Weird. I've got an 05 TCR comp and was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-07, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 989
Posted By damage24

I'm not sure what you're looking at but I don't...

I'm not sure what you're looking at but I don't think that's an 05. The 05-06 models have a similar paint scheme. Giant went to that style on all their bikes on their 07 models.
07-27-07, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,054
Posted By damage24

crank clicking?

Every time I turn the crank, when the right arm hits about 1 o'clock, it makes an audible clicking sound. It doesn't do it when I'm just holding the bike and turning the crank, only when I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-07, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By damage24

I would say take a shot every time a RyanF...

I would say take a shot every time a RyanF reference is made (including sig lines) but it would probably be a pretty short game for most.
Forum: Foo
07-25-07, 07:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 611
Posted By damage24

+1, not much of anything I loathe more than...

+1, not much of anything I loathe more than public speaking. Even speaking up in a meeting at work is painful for me. I usually just try to hide in a dark corner and hope nobody notices I'm there....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-07, 09:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,871
Posted By damage24

My bike came with a 50/36, so that's what I ride....

My bike came with a 50/36, so that's what I ride. I didn't even know it until months into riding (LBS didn't mention it and I didn't know any different at the time). Having gotten used to it, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-07, 09:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,205
Posted By damage24

I have the same problem and have pretty well...

I have the same problem and have pretty well narrowed it down to my this. Dehydration can make the headache worse, but the it always comes about an hour after any three+ hour ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-07, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By damage24

I have the exact same cassettes on my good wheels...

I have the exact same cassettes on my good wheels and my beater wheels. The Ultegra shifts a bit nicer but it may just be because it's newer (<300 miles on the Ultegra, ~2k on the SRAM) and has a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-07, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,159
Posted By damage24

If I'm a shady LBS trying to sell a...

If I'm a shady LBS trying to sell a Tiagra-equipped bike vs. a competitior's 105-equipped bike then sure, Tiagra is better.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-07, 12:48 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,954
Posted By damage24

The Saturn Vue has 250 hp, gets 20/28 mileage...

The Saturn Vue has 250 hp, gets 20/28 mileage (according to mfg) and could fit 2-3 bikes with the back seat laid down. I think only the 4-banger comes with a stick though. There's even a hybrid...
07-18-07, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By damage24

That makes a little more sense. Thanks.

That makes a little more sense. Thanks.
07-18-07, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By damage24

Dumb Questions

This is my first year really following the tour and watching yesterday's stage, there was something I didn't quite get. Toward the end when the two Disco guys were still 2-3 and Leipheimer was in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-07, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,525
Posted By damage24

I've got exactly the same bike. After a year of...

I've got exactly the same bike. After a year of riding, it's been great for me, pretty comfy once you get used to the more aggressive position. Compared to Giant's spec sheet, there are a lot of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-07, 06:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,027
Posted By damage24

Last summer we had just finished a group ride and...

Last summer we had just finished a group ride and another group pulled in to the parking lot shortly afterward. We stood around and talked for a few minutes and everyone loaded up and took off in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-07, 08:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,134
Posted By damage24

I did my longest (time and distance), most...

I did my longest (time and distance), most difficult and most painful ride ever. It was an organized ride: the Norman Conquest in Norman, OK. I've done a couple 100ks before but this one was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-07, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By damage24

Decent price for a beater?

My LBS has an old Trek 1100 for $200. The guy didn't know much about it but it looked pretty clean, no dents or anything. About all it would need is new tape. It had Suntour Edge 7-speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-07, 12:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,558
Posted By damage24

I hope you're right. I've been in a two weeks...

I hope you're right. I've been in a two weeks on/two weeks off 4x a week night class all year (plus some all-day Saturday sessions and a ton of studying in my "free" time) so I haven't been...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-07, 11:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,558
Posted By damage24

Mine kills my sit bones but saves my junk so I've...

Mine kills my sit bones but saves my junk so I've stuck with it. After about 1,000 miles the paint is coming off the logos and the rails but other than that I've had no quality issues. It does look...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-07, 02:42 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,510
Posted By damage24

"fat slow guy"

"fat slow guy"
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-07, 11:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 709
Posted By damage24

We've gotten at least some rain here for 15 days...

We've gotten at least some rain here for 15 days straight. We've already passed our 2006 total rainfall and are about to pass the annual average.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-07, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By damage24

Never used a shoe with a buckle but I like my...

Never used a shoe with a buckle but I like my Zetas. They'll get as tight as I want them (and then some) and have never come loose on me.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-07, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By damage24

Just jokingly, he offered me $100 for them. I...

Just jokingly, he offered me $100 for them. I was thinking $175 or so, but I'll check eBay when I get home.

Thanks
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-07, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By damage24

Price for selling wheels?

I upgraded my wheels recently and now have a set of Ksyrium Equipes laying around. I was just going to hang on to them for a beater bike down the road but a guy in my group is practically begging me...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-07, 01:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,522
Posted By damage24

I've been lucky to never sustain a serious...

I've been lucky to never sustain a serious injury. In 3000ish miles of road riding I've never wrecked at all, so my story is pretty weak but here we go.

My first group ride ever was my worst. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-07, 01:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,194
Posted By damage24

143 here and I'm not sure it's big enough. The...

143 here and I'm not sure it's big enough. The guy at the LBS said that 90% of the Toupes he's sold are 143.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-07, 05:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By damage24

Yeah, I read the thread where you described your...

Yeah, I read the thread where you described your problems after I had already ordered mine. I hope it's just an anomaly. That was the first time I'd heard anything negative about his stuff, so I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-07, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By damage24

New shoes

Got some new shoes for my baby.

Mike Garcia Niobium 30s
28/20 Sapim CX-Ray bladed spokes
Speedcific Serenity hubs
1404g w/o tabe or skewers
Michelin Pro2 Race rubber

He was going to hook me...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-07, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By damage24

They'll probably fit but may not be compatible...

They'll probably fit but may not be compatible with a Shimano drivetrain, which I'm guessing you probably have.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-07, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By damage24

+1 what everyone else said. It's probably a bit...

+1 what everyone else said. It's probably a bit on the small side but try it out. It's probably going to need some work beyond just tires though.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-07, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By damage24

Wow, thanks for the advice. I've thought about...

Wow, thanks for the advice. I've thought about going to an orthopedist anyway but I'll try some of this other stuff first.

Normally I do no stretching at all, but nobody else in my group does...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-07, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By damage24

Knee pain thread o' the day

Ever since I've started riding about two years ago I get pain in my knees if I do any sort of climbing at all. I used to mash pretty hard and figured that was the cause, so I started spinning more...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-07, 07:25 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,209
Posted By damage24

Amazing coincidince, my bike is named "Riches to...

Amazing coincidince, my bike is named "Riches to Rags." I seemed to have a helluva lot more disposable income before I started riding and now none of my clothes fit.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-07, 07:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,155
Posted By damage24

It's really great to hear about all these...

It's really great to hear about all these problems four days after I ordered a pair of Niobiums from Mike. :)

Oh well, I've read nothing but positive stuff on him and his wheels before so...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-07, 06:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,285
Posted By damage24

Souls crushed current count: 0.00

Souls crushed

current count: 0.00
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-07, 06:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,328
Posted By damage24

Obviously you wouldn't want CF bones; they'll...

Obviously you wouldn't want CF bones; they'll catastrophically fail after three-four years of aggressive use.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-07, 07:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,048
Posted By damage24

It's great on my junk but kills my sit bones. If...

It's great on my junk but kills my sit bones. If I get off or out of the saddle every now and then it helps a lot but more than 15-20 minutes of sitting and I start to feel it.

I've read a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-07, 06:40 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,905
Posted By damage24

-LCD screens on the front and back of my bike so...

-LCD screens on the front and back of my bike so I and someone riding behind me can watch DVDs on the road.

-a harpoon/winch to pull my fat ass up the hills (made of ti with a CF line of course)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-07, 10:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,441
Posted By damage24

I saw 10x more cyclists on my way to work than I...

I saw 10x more cyclists on my way to work than I usually do. 10 x zero=0
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-07, 07:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By damage24

I probably passed 20 or more instances of...

I probably passed 20 or more instances of roadkill on my 36 mile ride Saturday; never seen anything like it. Dogs, cats, turtles, squirrels, birds, raccoons and other unidentifiables. Never seen...
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