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Forum: Touring
01-06-17, 09:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,597
Posted By xnihilo

Hi All, thanks bunches for your responses! ...

Hi All, thanks bunches for your responses!
Brad, I believe you're giving me a good understanding without having to take the plunge on a new bike.
Yes, my Trek has lockouts which helps. I think...
Forum: Touring
01-05-17, 09:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,597
Posted By xnihilo

Not sure. Aren't they hard to find in stock at...

Not sure. Aren't they hard to find in stock at most bike shops?
I'm just looking for a very general difference, like will the it roll easier on pavement? More or less energy needed to get moving?...
Forum: Touring
01-05-17, 06:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,597
Posted By xnihilo

Hi Brian, good points indeed! Obviously I'm...

Hi Brian, good points indeed!
Obviously I'm kinda new in the biking thing. I bought the Trek as a leftover and got one heckuva deal on it. The reason I ask is that I'm finding I'm riding more on the...
Forum: Touring
01-05-17, 05:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,597
Posted By xnihilo

So I'm Thinking About an LHT...

and I have a question about the ride characteristics.
I have a Trek Mamba 29er, and I would like to know how different an LHT rides. Say, if I change to street oriented tires on my Trek, would they...
04-24-16, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By xnihilo

Those bars seem perfect! thanks so much for the...

Those bars seem perfect!
thanks so much for the link ��
04-22-16, 11:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By xnihilo

Raising Bar Height on a Trek Mamba

Hello All,

I need to raise the bar about an inch on my '13 Mamba.
Can I just add a spacer or will I have to get a new stem?

Thanks for helping a Newb 😋
08-04-09, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By xnihilo

Bill, Yeah, something is amiss if we have the...

Bill,
Yeah, something is amiss if we have the same inseam and ride competely different frame sizes. As I recall, the 60cm Cannondale (R.I.P.) was more comfortable but I had to be on my toes to...
08-04-09, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By xnihilo

Yes, this is a good idea. Just coming into the...

Yes, this is a good idea. Just coming into the feel of roadbiking so that would be a smart first move instead of immediately throwing $ at a new bike.
I suppose my question was more directed to...
08-03-09, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By xnihilo

Hi Acorn, It's a 58cm which fits my height...

Hi Acorn,
It's a 58cm which fits my height well. I once had a 60cm that was slightly too large (I'm 6'1", 33" inseam). The best I can describe is that I'm kind of hunched over and often find myself...
08-03-09, 02:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,069
Posted By xnihilo

7 miles :o

7 miles :o
08-03-09, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By xnihilo

Thinking about a new bike, but wondering...

will it make a significant difference over what I now have? Presently I ride a Cannondale R1000 CAAD4 and am thinking about placing an order for a Gunnar Sport. I do feel a little cramped on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-09, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,954
Posted By xnihilo

good catch!

good catch!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-09, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1,658
Views: 239,449
Posted By xnihilo

92176

92176
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-09, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1,658
Views: 239,449
Posted By xnihilo

91691

91691
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-09, 07:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,124
Posted By xnihilo

Runs and watches I Love Lucy reruns. Amazing,...

Runs and watches I Love Lucy reruns.
Amazing, but seems to work.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-08, 08:37 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,956
Posted By xnihilo

My first fluid trainer!

My first fluid trainer!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-08, 03:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,728
Posted By xnihilo

Well said, sfcross. The first thing upgraded on...

Well said, sfcross. The first thing upgraded on a street bike is suspension (you have Ohlins, right? Then you would be exempt!). Most go for more H.P. instead of equipment that makes a better rider.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-08, 02:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,728
Posted By xnihilo

New into bicycling but a looong time...

New into bicycling but a looong time motorcyclist. Perhaps costs have gone up in the bicycle market, but compared to parts and accessories for my Harleys and Kawasakis, it's refreshing to have...
Forum: Touring
11-20-08, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By xnihilo

I'm in! Been teaching for 11 years in the...

I'm in! Been teaching for 11 years in the Antelope Valley (part of L.A. County).
Working to get my bod together to handle centuries and touring. Hope to be up to snuff by next summer:thumb:
11-16-08, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By xnihilo

Update!

Well, got her changed over and....what a nice improvement! Didn't need to change the chain and gotta say the new SRAM cassette shifts even better than the original Ultegra.
Thanks for the advice,...
11-07-08, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 813
Posted By xnihilo

Building my own bike.

I'm a fairly competent motorcycle mechanic and would like to build a bicycle from the frame up. Totally new venture and I need to educate myself about specific components, tools, etc.
Can someone...
11-07-08, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By xnihilo

New chain?

Gonna replace my 12-23 with a 12-26. Will I have to change the chain for the extra 3 teeth? Talkin' about a Cannondale R1000 Ultegra if that means anything.
10-30-08, 01:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,271
Posted By xnihilo

Same here. On occasion I like a good Macanudo...

Same here. On occasion I like a good Macanudo (sp?) but as a lifestyle? No way.
10-30-08, 01:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,317
Posted By xnihilo

Try this! ...

Try this!
http://www.cytosport.com/Product.aspx?ProductID=2
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By xnihilo

That rocks, Barry! I'm in the same...

That rocks, Barry! I'm in the same boat...working up to doing a century whenever my bod can handle it.
Is the FLHT gettin' lonely?
Haven't ridden my Street Bob in a while since I've been getting...
Replies: 15
Views: 948
Posted By xnihilo

Awesome! :thumb: I hope to be you by early next...

Awesome! :thumb:
I hope to be you by early next spring
09-10-08, 01:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,482
Posted By xnihilo

Hi Anthony, Yes, we have a kindred spirit of...

Hi Anthony,
Yes, we have a kindred spirit of sorts with bikes (I have an '06 Street Bob) and ability. I'm beginning to see "less" fatigue when I ride, but would like to extend it once my stamina...
Forum: Touring
09-06-08, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By xnihilo

For those who have motorcycle toured...

you understand how different that is to touring/camping and getting there by car. How is the bicycle-touring experience compared to motorbiking it? Stressing the experience and leaving out the...
Replies: 31
Views: 1,650
Posted By xnihilo

Well said. I've done two cross-country motorcycle...

Well said. I've done two cross-country motorcycle trips and wondered if I would be bored for so many hours going across I-10...especially through Texas. I purchased a portable radio and installed...
09-03-08, 09:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,641
Posted By xnihilo

Oddly enough, I know a coupla serious riders who...

Oddly enough, I know a coupla serious riders who partake of...let's say, "Mother Nature." And these guys are FAST on the road. Do wonder, however, if it will eventually catch up to them healthwise....
09-03-08, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By xnihilo

I have a 33" inseam and my 58cm Cannondale fits...

I have a 33" inseam and my 58cm Cannondale fits me just fine.
Forum: Touring
08-31-08, 03:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,623
Posted By xnihilo

Tell me about sport-touring bikes...

I thought I was set to get either a LHT or Cannondale T2. However, I've heard some speak of "sport-touring" bikes like the Gunnar Sport. Who else make bikes in this category? Are they a good...
08-26-08, 09:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,938
Posted By xnihilo

Someday, I'm gonna be YOU! Thanks for a very...

Someday, I'm gonna be YOU! Thanks for a very inspirational post. The small incremental goals seem to be the key to riding successfully.
08-26-08, 09:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,938
Posted By xnihilo

Excellent perspective! Gonna keep that in mind...

Excellent perspective! Gonna keep that in mind when I feel like I suck big time. :thumb:
08-22-08, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By xnihilo

Will a trainer help?

As I posted before, I'm having difficulties getting used to cycling in my area....probably due to hills. I'M wondering if investing in a fluid-type trainer may help my stamina for the road. ...
08-22-08, 08:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,482
Posted By xnihilo

Thanks everyone. I think the best bet from the...

Thanks everyone.
I think the best bet from the suggestions here is to find level ground. I can barely get to 10 mph and sustain it for a short period of time before having to back off. Again, with...
08-21-08, 11:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,482
Posted By xnihilo

Sad thing is that I'm in the lowest gear all the...

Sad thing is that I'm in the lowest gear all the time. My neighborhood is nothing but hills. The road going up to my house is about a 20% grade! As suggested, I should take the bike to more...
08-21-08, 11:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,482
Posted By xnihilo

When should I see improvement?

Hi all,
New into cycling. I'm trying to get my body acclimated to riding around the neighborhood but it's a challenge. I have a good road bike with a compact crank but still struggle. I do a...
08-20-08, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By xnihilo

LOL! Yeah, right now pain is all I'm...

LOL! Yeah, right now pain is all I'm experiencing. :roflmao2:
Forum: Touring
08-20-08, 09:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 867
Posted By xnihilo

Hey Late! That Gunnar Sport is really sparking...

Hey Late!
That Gunnar Sport is really sparking an interest. Not a "race" bike, nor a dedicated tourer. This may be more in line what I'm looking for. Can you share how yours is set up? Pics?
08-19-08, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By xnihilo

Hi Al, Do you think a 25 would suffice? Would...

Hi Al,
Do you think a 25 would suffice? Would just a coupla extra teeth make that much difference?
08-19-08, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By xnihilo

12-23 is what's on it. Think that a 27 may be...

12-23 is what's on it. Think that a 27 may be the ticket. Would that make a considerable difference?
08-19-08, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By xnihilo

Standard Ultegra that came with the bike. May...

Standard Ultegra that came with the bike. May even up the cassette to a 27. Some of the hills are still killer.
Forum: Touring
08-19-08, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 867
Posted By xnihilo

What is the average weight difference between the...

What is the average weight difference between the two? I'm looking at a Cannondale T2. Considerably more than my R1000?
08-19-08, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By xnihilo

Changing a cassette

I would like to replace my cassette with a larger one. What all is involved? Do I have to get another chain? What sort of adjustments have to be made? Is it an easy swap? Have an Ultegra set up...
Forum: Touring
08-19-08, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 867
Posted By xnihilo

It's not that I don't like it, but I know I won't...

It's not that I don't like it, but I know I won't be into "racing." I feel a bit cramped on my R1000 and think my riding style is more relaxed. I would like to do touring eventually. Plus, there...
Forum: Touring
08-19-08, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 867
Posted By xnihilo

Road and Touring bikes

This question, I suppose, is for those who have both. I have a Cannondale road bike and thinking a touring bike is more my style, however, I have never ridden one. How different is the ride than a...
Forum: Touring
08-17-08, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By xnihilo

Surly Bike Co.

Do they actually manufacture bikes or are they imported and rebadged?

Just curious.
08-17-08, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By xnihilo

Compact crank rocks!

As posted before, I was really frustrated with my Cannondale I bought some years ago. Simply could not ride the thing because it was to darn difficult! I thought I was weak or just severely out of...
Forum: Touring
07-30-08, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 966
Posted By xnihilo

Thanks, all. Part of the problem is finding a...

Thanks, all.
Part of the problem is finding a dealer who actually carries these bikes. I contacted Cannondale directly and they didn't even know of any, but said a dealer about 100 miles away...
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