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Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-10, 10:54 PM
Replies: 26,481
Views: 16,213,890
Posted By breakaway9

Bh g5

Well I haven't seen one of these posted yet, and for some stupid reason the forums decided you shouldn't be able to search a two character string like BH or G5. But anyway here is my fast ride:
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04-06-10, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,321
Posted By breakaway9

I have found that in the initial 2-3 weeks my...

I have found that in the initial 2-3 weeks my weight doesn't change much, that period is mostly building some muscle and losing a little bit of fat. And the body stays roughly the same size. In the...
04-06-10, 11:38 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,873
Posted By breakaway9

Perfect, thanks...

Perfect, thanks...
04-05-10, 09:48 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,873
Posted By breakaway9

Since posting I have found several articles/posts...

Since posting I have found several articles/posts that mention 34T is the smallest you can go on a compact double also. Which then leads to possibly a new rear cassette. I hate paying for the 12-28...
04-05-10, 08:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,873
Posted By breakaway9

Hmmm.... I just bought a new bike last week with...

Hmmm.... I just bought a new bike last week with a compact double (had the rear cassette switched out to a 11-27) I ride a lot of hills (hard not to when you live in the shadow of the rockies) and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-10, 02:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,653
Posted By breakaway9

Depends on the bike....

1. XtraCycle - Never clean it.

2. RM Sherpa (Commuter) - Cleaned once or twice a month.

3. Mtn Bike - Washed, Dried and relubed after every ride.

4. RM Solo Team - Spotless, it was wiped...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-10, 02:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,518
Posted By breakaway9

I have the Arkel commuter bag with the laptop...

I have the Arkel commuter bag with the laptop holder. I have used them almost everyday for the last year and it still looks brand new. My laptop is secure in it, there is enough room for papers, work...
09-03-09, 03:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,494
Posted By breakaway9

I would look for a set of older Shimano XT M740...

I would look for a set of older Shimano XT M740 shifters if you want just shifters. There are several more options if you want to run integrated shifter/brake levers. You can find them on ebay...
09-02-09, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By breakaway9

+1 Again. Last year I rode my touring bike...

+1 Again.

Last year I rode my touring bike with a singe studded tire in the front, this year the Xtracycle is going to be the snow/slush bike. I just ordered the new shifters and brakes for it,...
Forum: Commuting
09-02-09, 09:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,394
Posted By breakaway9

I don't mind the dogs nearly as much as the...

I don't mind the dogs nearly as much as the teenagers yelling... The worst though is my commute goes past two high schools and every day in the winter all the kids in their beamers think it is...
09-02-09, 11:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,575
Posted By breakaway9

1990 DiamondBack Apex Xtracycle free-rad 9...

1990 DiamondBack Apex
Xtracycle free-rad
9 Months
200+/month
07-24-09, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 318
Posted By breakaway9

203mm Avid BB7 issue...

I have been working on switching over from my XT V-Brakes to a set of BB7's on the front (right now the rear will follow). After a little bit of tinkering I got the calipers installed and adjusted,...
07-17-09, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 871
Posted By breakaway9

Perfect, I will get one of these ordered today......

Perfect, I will get one of these ordered today... Thanks...
07-17-09, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By breakaway9

Congratulations, I am going n 4 months, like you...

Congratulations, I am going n 4 months, like you my wife still has a car, but I ride everywhere or get a ride from her or take the train when I have to be somewhere quicker and less sweaty... You...
07-17-09, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 871
Posted By breakaway9

Disc brake adapter for 1999 StumpJumper Comp Hardtail

Just curios if anyone knows of an adapter for a 1999 StumpJumper Comp hardtail frame without disc brake tabs, that doesn't require a special hub or anything weird like that.

Thanks.
Forum: Commuting
06-30-09, 10:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,777
Posted By breakaway9

Nice I am glad I am not the only one that does...

Nice I am glad I am not the only one that does this.... I have found I can catch/drop 90% of the commuters I run across except this older guy that rides a probably 70's road bike converted into a...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-09, 09:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,357
Posted By breakaway9

Nashbar has a couple of different sets for around...

Nashbar has a couple of different sets for around $30 if I remember correctly...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-09, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By breakaway9

I don't have any experience with that rack in...

I don't have any experience with that rack in particular, but I have found that I really like the double rails on the Topeak "Tourist Deluxe'" I think it is... Tubus also make one with a double rail...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-09, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By breakaway9

if you have no specific dress code it's easy,...

if you have no specific dress code it's easy, take the shirt you are going to work in all day and bring it in your backpack or whatever, then change shirts when you get there. Providing it's not an...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-09, 04:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,175
Posted By breakaway9

Lower back pain a lot of times is a result of...

Lower back pain a lot of times is a result of weak abs... As you wear out your abs aren't able to help hold your posture. If you have a spare tire then the result is amplified as your stomach pulls...
06-30-09, 03:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,419
Posted By breakaway9

A guy I ride with occasionally mentioned that he...

A guy I ride with occasionally mentioned that he had one of the electric kits and had used it on his mountain bike for a while, he commuted just over 30 miles round trip and said the range was pretty...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-09, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By breakaway9

I have the Arkel commuter, it is very nice, I...

I have the Arkel commuter, it is very nice, I have a 15" MBP also and it fits like a glove. The padded laptop section is suspended and the hard backing piece in the pannier extends past the bottom of...
06-30-09, 02:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,419
Posted By breakaway9

Electric X here....

Electric X here....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-09, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By breakaway9

I thought about removing the rack and stuff, but...

I thought about removing the rack and stuff, but didn't. I didn't need any of it but since it's my commuter I didn't take it off...

As for tires, I was more concerned about the weight of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-09, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By breakaway9

Oh gotcha... It was up in Logan.... Blacksfork...

Oh gotcha... It was up in Logan.... Blacksfork canyon I believe....




My commute home everyday I have a pannier which pushes my bike over 40 as well (or I am on my Xtracycle which puts me at...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-09, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By breakaway9

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-09, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By breakaway9

Racing/road bike vs Touring/road bike....

So I rode the MS 150 this weekend. Most everyone on my team had a racing type bike, 23cm tires, aluminum or carbon... etc... I was on my Touring bike with lights, fenders, rear rack, 28 cm Armadillos...
06-08-09, 09:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,673
Posted By breakaway9

If you go t your local bike store and ask really...

If you go t your local bike store and ask really nice they may hook you up. Most of the LBS in my area that sell bikes that come with clipless pedals have an insert that clicks into one side of the...
06-02-09, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 151,124
Posted By breakaway9

Yeah I think I could have made it if it wasn't...

Yeah I think I could have made it if it wasn't for the flexing, just when you start going one way the $hit started going the other... Then with the wind it was not so great... You are correct though...
05-26-09, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By breakaway9

How about this one?

How about this one?
05-24-09, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 151,124
Posted By breakaway9

Well I tried picking up 5 bags of manure for the...

Well I tried picking up 5 bags of manure for the garden, unfortunately pilled as high as it was it made it extremely awkward with a crosswind. I figure these things probably weighed about 20 lbs or...
05-06-09, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By breakaway9

One other thing to consider is keeping an open...

One other thing to consider is keeping an open mind while shopping... Don't get your heart set on a certain brand/model. I have found a few GREAT deals on bikes that the LBS is clearing out due to...
05-06-09, 10:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,777
Posted By breakaway9

A pity because since the seat is low on the crank...

A pity because since the seat is low on the crank forwards I bet it would be pretty darn convenient to squeeze into an elevator or apartment if you could stand it on end and lock the front wheel with...
05-05-09, 11:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,427
Posted By breakaway9

These are a small step towards providing some...

These are a small step towards providing some more security for your racks. One other thing the whatchamacollars do is keep water from running into the freeloader/adventure rack mounting holes and...
04-22-09, 03:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,163
Posted By breakaway9

Yes!!!! +1 I would rather be on my leather...

Yes!!!! +1

I would rather be on my leather brooks than my leather office chair any time...
04-13-09, 08:44 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 26,104
Posted By breakaway9

I just finished a completely different book, one...

I just finished a completely different book, one which probably normally wouldn't have read, "The Bookseller of Kabul"... It gives a day to day look into the life of a Afghan family. it looked okay...
04-06-09, 03:01 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,540
Posted By breakaway9

You need underwear if you're going to ride a bike...

You need underwear if you're going to ride a bike don't you? You will also need several plastic trees, a fishing pole and some pillows I would think.
Forum: Commuting
04-03-09, 12:40 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,055
Posted By breakaway9

The Cadillac Escalade... There is a woman that...

The Cadillac Escalade... There is a woman that lives somewhere near me that insists on driving her Escalade within inches of my handlebars every time it snows... I know it is the same one because she...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-09, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By breakaway9

Congrats... Nice work.. if you think the first...

Congrats... Nice work.. if you think the first time wasn't bad, just wait it gets even better...
04-02-09, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,489
Posted By breakaway9

Yeah it's called the Tourist Pro I think. It's...

Yeah it's called the Tourist Pro I think. It's available outside the US as a regular mount, and the only on in available in the US is the disc brake version. I bought it and used a hack saw to cut of...
04-01-09, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,489
Posted By breakaway9

I have one that I keep on my commuting bike all...

I have one that I keep on my commuting bike all the time in case I need to stop and pick something up. the rest of the time it just hangs on folded up, I keep my cable, lock and reusable grocery bag...
04-01-09, 01:45 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 395,909
Posted By breakaway9

Bungee cords

Bungee cords
Forum: Commuting
04-01-09, 01:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,991
Posted By breakaway9

Danger... hmmmph my commute takes me past Donnie...

Danger... hmmmph my commute takes me past Donnie and Marie Osmonds childhood home.... And you talk of Danger in "rough neighborhoods"... LOL...
03-27-09, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,474
Posted By breakaway9

Asana - The rear brake cable does look pretty...

Asana - The rear brake cable does look pretty funky there... it almost looks like they ran it through the spot for the old center pulls, rather than rerouting it and zip tying it down...It would be...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-09, 11:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,043
Posted By breakaway9

Indeed... .380? i would just go straight for...

Indeed...
.380? i would just go straight for the 9, FNP-9 all the way...
03-17-09, 03:24 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,644
Posted By breakaway9

Like I said, I really don't wish any ill will on...

Like I said, I really don't wish any ill will on anyone, but I really don't see people making the changes themselves... I don't wish bad things to happen, but I can't but think they may be required...
03-17-09, 11:10 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,644
Posted By breakaway9

I agree that a forced change is far less...

I agree that a forced change is far less effective that intentional change, unfortunately I think we are well beyond the point that people at least here in the US can make that intentional change on...
03-17-09, 10:44 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 228,349
Posted By breakaway9

We live in the suburbs and it is definitely...

We live in the suburbs and it is definitely easier doing things by car, but much more rewarding to do things by bicycle. Yeah I have people starting all the time, I haven't ridden it that much yet, I...
03-10-09, 10:55 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 228,349
Posted By breakaway9

One week and loving it, I got my Xtracycle put on...

One week and loving it, I got my Xtracycle put on my old mountain bike so I can haul stuff. iIt's a lot easier choice to ride your bike to work when there is no other way to get there... LOL... So...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-09, 08:39 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,064
Posted By breakaway9

Stupid soccer mom's driving their one child to...

Stupid soccer mom's driving their one child to school in the snow and ice in their giant Escalade's while talking on the phones... (3 FEET *****ES!!!!!!)
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