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Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-13, 07:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,347
Posted By nlgrav182

eBay is not much better; it's an online...

eBay is not much better; it's an online marketplace for street vendors to sell their half-assed wares. There are still plenty of good deals and honest people on both eBay and CL, but you have to...
Forum: Northeast
04-17-13, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,087
Posted By nlgrav182

Anywhere recommended that's not way out on the...

Anywhere recommended that's not way out on the East End? I'm in Islip and I'm pretty much sticking to Montauk Hwy, east- or westbound. Riding north puts me in some sketchy towns...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-13, 07:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 813
Posted By nlgrav182

Interesting point to note, I am currently riding...

Interesting point to note, I am currently riding a wonderful 98 Litespeed Classic (bought used, don't even know the exact size but it feels almost perfect) and I am 6'3", 230 lbs, 49 shoe. I notice...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-13, 07:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,479
Posted By nlgrav182

Magnesium is good for smaller bits; I see it used...

Magnesium is good for smaller bits; I see it used a lot in the motocross industry for hubs, foot pegs, etc. Strong, light, not cheap.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-13, 07:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,230
Posted By nlgrav182

Very wide and comfortable in my Specialized BG...

Very wide and comfortable in my Specialized BG Road Elite 2011 shoes, size 49, for $90. I regularly wear a 13 wide.

https://shop.sunrisecyclery.com/item-picture/396601/picture
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-13, 02:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,037
Posted By nlgrav182

Try some boat upholstery cleaner. Most of the...

Try some boat upholstery cleaner. Most of the materials should be similar to saddles.
Forum: Northeast
03-23-13, 05:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,711
Posted By nlgrav182

There are a lot of good bike shops on Long...

There are a lot of good bike shops on Long Island, I wouldn't give Brands the undisputed best ranking straight out. You can find plenty of bike shops that are run by people that love cycling and will...
Forum: Northeast
03-22-13, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 784
Posted By nlgrav182

Sunrise Tri. ...

Sunrise Tri.

https://shop.sunrisetri.com/page/1272
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-13, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,793
Posted By nlgrav182

When you have E-range, 10 ply tires, you don't...

When you have E-range, 10 ply tires, you don't get flats.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-13, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,793
Posted By nlgrav182

I made my own bike rack. It has a lot of Jeep...

I made my own bike rack. It has a lot of Jeep ingenuity (velcro, bungee cords, etc.), but it works great. Bikes stay put, rack stays put, even on 3+ hr rides home on bumpy NY highways.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-13, 08:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 788
Posted By nlgrav182

Oakley Radar Blades XL. Big lenses, great wrap,...

Oakley Radar Blades XL. Big lenses, great wrap, should protect your eyes well, not to mention the best lenses on the planet.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-13, 06:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,542
Posted By nlgrav182

This actually could be an interesting game... ...

This actually could be an interesting game...

http://www.bikyle.com/images/BikesRoad2009/Pinarello_Dogma_blk.silv.jpg
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-10, 10:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,684
Posted By nlgrav182

So when is Lockheed Martin getting into the...

So when is Lockheed Martin getting into the cycling business?
Forum: Northeast
04-27-10, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By nlgrav182

The rain kept me in for the weekend... That and...

The rain kept me in for the weekend... That and an achey lower back. The rain is supposed to continue tomorrow with some wind and then Fri/Sat/Sun sunny with temps in the 70's. Poor weather brings...
Forum: Northeast
04-22-10, 09:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By nlgrav182

I've been riding around between Babylon and...

I've been riding around between Babylon and Sayville since I was a kid. I like to start at my house and hit all the little town beaches south of Montauk Highway, do a loop around Hecksher, and maybe...
Forum: Northeast
04-20-10, 08:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By nlgrav182

The Long Island Thread

I don't see a popular Long Island thread on here, so I figured I'd start one. I'm in the Islip area, anyone on here ride around there?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-10, 12:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,090
Posted By nlgrav182

It's not a super-padded beach cruiser saddle......

It's not a super-padded beach cruiser saddle... It's comfortable but still thin. I will keep riding it, at least through a couple 30-mile jaunts, until I'm ready to give the SLR a shot. The SLR has...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-10, 09:31 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,612
Posted By nlgrav182

Can the LBS call Cannondale and locate a charcoal...

Can the LBS call Cannondale and locate a charcoal C9-5 for you? Maybe they can work it that way instead of waiting for Cannondale to make 'em.

Is Cannondale still made in the USA?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-10, 11:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,090
Posted By nlgrav182

Just wanted to update you all on what I got... I...

Just wanted to update you all on what I got... I found a used Kestrel Talon SL with 836 miles at a LBS for a good price so I bought it. Full carbon frame, handlebars, fork, and seatpost, Spinergy...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-10, 08:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,090
Posted By nlgrav182

Sure will. I'm excited to look for a deal on...

Sure will. I'm excited to look for a deal on better components. For example, I've already found a few that are 105, Ultegra, or Dura-Ace, or a mix there-of, at prices similar to the Sora-equipped...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-10, 12:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,090
Posted By nlgrav182

Well, I think I've decided--none of them. ...

Well, I think I've decided--none of them. Although I'd like to go for the Cannondale, I really don't want to push my budget to $1000 and $800 is already a lot. Maybe not to some of you guys, but it...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-10, 03:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,090
Posted By nlgrav182

Thanks for the suggestions so far. I don't think...

Thanks for the suggestions so far. I don't think I'll go for the Cannondale, although nice with the carbon and components, because $1000 will push the budget just a little too far, especially if I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-10, 08:15 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,443
Posted By nlgrav182

That is a scientific truth known as laminar flow,...

That is a scientific truth known as laminar flow, which is why golf balls are dimpled and not perfect spheres. As you stated, I wonder if leg hair can create such an environment, and how hirsute.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-10, 11:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,090
Posted By nlgrav182

Need Help Deciding on a First Road Bike...

Hey all,

First off, this looks like a tremendous forum; I'm excited to read as much as possible and use all its knowledge.

On to business, I'm looking to get into road biking. I'm coming from...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-10, 10:09 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,443
Posted By nlgrav182

What's the advantage of shaving body hair? I...

What's the advantage of shaving body hair? I know the theory, but has anyone calculated the increase in aero?
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