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05-31-09, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By msullivan63

Thanks for the info! The Dolce is a women's...

Thanks for the info!

The Dolce is a women's bike, and was a better fit. Both the Allez and the OCR3 were men's bikes, so she definitely needs a women's bike.

I was wondering if there were...
05-31-09, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By msullivan63

Women's Bikes

I've been biking for a while and I'm trying to get my girlfriend into in. We're trying to get her a new road bike, to replace the Huffy she's been holding onto since grade school. So far the best...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-09, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By msullivan63

Bikes similar to the '09 Dolce

We're trying to get my girlfriend a new road bike, to replace the Huffy she's been holding onto since grade school. So far the best fit she's tried is the '09 Specialized Dolce in a 54 cm frame. ...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-22-09, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By msullivan63

I'll be there, girlfriend won't come out, riding...

I'll be there, girlfriend won't come out, riding my hybrid.
05-22-09, 09:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 245
Posted By msullivan63

Bike the Drive - Chicago - Anyone in

This Sunday is Bike the Drive here in Chicago, and I'm going to be doing it alone this year (trying to get the GF to come along was a non-starter), and wanted to see if there were any Clyde gonna be...
10-03-08, 10:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 308
Posted By msullivan63

Jersey Question

I just came across this - http://www.rei.com/REI-Outlet/product/773681

It's an '07 Pearl Izumi short sleeve jersy for $25. Is that a good deal? It looks like it is. Also, how does their sizing...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-08, 11:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By msullivan63

New Handlebar and tape questions

I just switched out my riser bar for the Nashbar Trekking bar. I've attached some pics of the new bar and tape job. This is my first tape job, so it is far from perfect.

Is it possible to get a...
09-20-08, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By msullivan63

New Handlebar and tape questions

I just switched out my riser bar for the Nashbar Trekking bar. I've attached some pics of the new bar and tape job. This is my first tape job, so it is far from perfect.

Is it possible to get a...
09-12-08, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,609
Posted By msullivan63

Bent front fender - ideas

I was starting out a ride this week and when I took my first pedal on my platforms I slid forward and (this is mostly supposition because it happened so fast) pushed the front fender into the front...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-05-08, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By msullivan63

I'm in - first organized ride - and I plan on...

I'm in - first organized ride - and I plan on doing the 50mi or 100K. I'll be heading out early since I have a football game to coach in Glenview that afternoon.
Forum: Commuting
08-07-08, 10:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,091
Posted By msullivan63

My girlfriend has a Volvo V50 wagon with AWD and...

My girlfriend has a Volvo V50 wagon with AWD and a Turbo (I think they come as a package) and it's good sized. The V70 is bigger as well.
08-06-08, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By msullivan63

Buying Jerseys - where?

I'm looking to pickup a few jersey for some of my longer weekend rides, I have a Giordana that I got a few weeks ago and really like, but I'd like to pick some more up. Where do you folks buy them? ...
08-06-08, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By msullivan63

I'm not trying to gain weight, but I do bike to...

I'm not trying to gain weight, but I do bike to build strength. I'm 240 now and I guess I'd like to get down towards 210, I don't see myself much below that, especially as I'd prefer to get stronger...
08-04-08, 01:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,691
Posted By msullivan63

Bend over here it comes again

Bend over here it comes again
07-30-08, 11:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,135
Posted By msullivan63

I run a good amount, and am about your size - 5'9...

I run a good amount, and am about your size - 5'9 240 without really long legs. I'm slow, so an 18 min 2-mile run would be pushing it for me, but I think part of that is I train for 10+ mile runs...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-08, 11:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,380
Posted By msullivan63

About a month ago, riding along a MUP near the...

About a month ago, riding along a MUP near the lake, about 4 in the afternoon, I'm cruising along and then WHACK! a pigeon flies full speed ahead into my front wheel spokes. It seemed to bounce off...
07-28-08, 02:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,565
Posted By msullivan63

I've had a Specialized Globe hybrid for 4 months...

I've had a Specialized Globe hybrid for 4 months now, and while I really like dit starting out, I've started swapping parts to make more road-like. I mainly use it for commuting with an Arkel...
07-28-08, 01:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,361
Posted By msullivan63

I'm not a serious runner, but I do run at least...

I'm not a serious runner, but I do run at least one half-marathon a year. Running is maybe not the right word, lumbering? But I just picked of biking and I much prefer it, though it isn't as...
07-27-08, 09:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,361
Posted By msullivan63

I get really bad nipple bleeding on any runs I do...

I get really bad nipple bleeding on any runs I do over 5-6 miles, an hours worth of irritation takes its toll. The solutions I've found are what Tom mentioned, bandaids though my chest hair is not a...
07-20-08, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By msullivan63

Issue with LBS - how should I handle it

A few weeks ago, on my commute home from work on a Tuesday, I popped a spoke in my rear wheel. I took it to my LBS and had them fix it, while there I asked if this may be an issue of me being too...
07-19-08, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By msullivan63

Running and Cycling

I'm new to cycling, having first started riding in April. I commute 16mi round trip 3-4 days a week and have gone on some long rides between 18-20 mi. I swim like I'm drowning so I don't have much...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-08, 06:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,874
Posted By msullivan63

I got the Specialized Globe for $390 and it's...

I got the Specialized Globe for $390 and it's been a pretty good bike, though I'm currently replacing the rear wheel as the stock Alex Z1000 wasn't up to the abuse I was giving it. Though I think I...
07-14-08, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,100
Posted By msullivan63

Thanks everyone, I am having a Salsa Delgado rim...

Thanks everyone, I am having a Salsa Delgado rim hand built with 14ga straight spokes as we speak. I'm also moving from 32 spokes to 36 ( I was wrong in the original, bad counting from across the...
07-11-08, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,100
Posted By msullivan63

Thanks for the input everyone, though I'm not...

Thanks for the input everyone, though I'm not sure I can swing $400 for wheels right now, but at least I have some better ideas about what I am looking at.

SuperFatDave: I can't run a front...
07-11-08, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,100
Posted By msullivan63

Thanks for the super quick response! I...

Thanks for the super quick response!

I assume it was the former, but it stayed far more true this time than last after the break so I may be wrong.

On those Deep V's, and forgive my noob-ness...
07-11-08, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,100
Posted By msullivan63

Rear wheel popping spokes

I've seen similar threads on this before but nothing quite answered it for me.

I'm 5'9 ~250 and I'm riding on Alex z1000 700C rims and 700 x 38C tires and stock '08 Globe spokes in a 36 spoke...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-08, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By msullivan63

Noob questions about bar ends

I have been bike commuting for about 2 months now, and now that I am getting some traction with it and getting a little faster, I find myself wanting to get into a better aero position. I have an...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-08, 09:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 732
Posted By msullivan63

Similar situation here

From the sound of it you're planning on hopping on the Lakeshore trail for part of that commute (how are you traveling the first 22 mi?). I take the trail from it's start down to Belmont, cross...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-08, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By msullivan63

Look into a pannier

I just started commuting and after a few days of my backpack switched over to the Arkel Commuter (http://arkel-od.com/panniers/commuter/overview.asp?fl=1&site=) and I love it. I throw my laptop,...
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