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Forum: Northeast
05-07-10, 04:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 819
Posted By deskjockey

Spokes, Etc. in Alexandria

I've always thought the sales folks at Spoke, Etc. on Quaker Ln, in Alexandria were not pushy and were well informed. I prefer going to them than the other reputible shops that are located w/in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-09, 12:15 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,724
Posted By deskjockey

If not DC, then Arlington

I like DC, but live in Arlington (which I refer to as W. DC and DC as E. Arlington). Like other towns mentioned on this thread (namely, Bethesda and Alexandria), it is not really a suburb. With...
Forum: Northeast
03-06-09, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By deskjockey

In addition to Spokes, Etc, there is a...

In addition to Spokes, Etc, there is a Performance Bike shop about 5mi away but not metro accessible. Also, REI is a few blocks from Performance. Both offer less expensive commuter bikes and often...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-09, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By deskjockey

Dogs!

I attended a CTS camp in Ashville a few years ago. The roads are very rural but in good shape. Hills are an understatement. But I really remember the territorial dogs defending unfenced yards. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-08, 11:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,140
Posted By deskjockey

I loved the brown lenses offered by Smith and,...

I loved the brown lenses offered by Smith and, after replacing the pair, I went with the comparable gold iridium Oakley. Both "brighten" the road while reducing the intensity w/o making the world...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-08, 09:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,586
Posted By deskjockey

Don't get your chamois is in a bunch

I don't think a person is automatically a snob because he or she wants more "unique" brand. Certainly, a buyer can $2+k on wonderful Giants, Treks, Scattante, etc at many shops, but the buy can also...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-08, 11:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,322
Posted By deskjockey

I replaced a Open Corsa EVO CX with a 4000 during...

I replaced a Open Corsa EVO CX with a 4000 during a ride when I shredded a sidewall. The new tire seems fine and I'll replace my remaining CX with another 4000 that I just ordered online (sorry...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-08, 05:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 828
Posted By deskjockey

I read somewhere that it should be just enough...

I read somewhere that it should be just enough pressure to leave an imprint on your palm as you close the lever.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-08, 01:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,465
Posted By deskjockey

Agreed re: ride quality of EVO CX, but I have...

Agreed re: ride quality of EVO CX, but I have plenty of deep knicks and one puncture thus far. I have a Conti 4000 on the rear and will purchase another for the front when the remining CX gives out....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-08, 03:14 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,455
Posted By deskjockey

...and the winner is....this one (whatever brand...

...and the winner is....this one (whatever brand it is).

A draw back to CO2 is the high-pressure release and the weak seal between the pump and stem.

For me, a good way of seating a new tube...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-08, 02:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,855
Posted By deskjockey

He's back....I can finally post picture of my...

He's back....I can finally post picture of my rash for a cheap and free opinion. Here goes...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-08, 10:03 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,964
Posted By deskjockey

Base layer in summer and/or with bib shorts??

Do you normally wear a base layer on hot days with your bibs? I noticed my bib straps cause some discomfort on my sensitive chest areas and thought a decent wicking layer would help, but am...
Forum: Northeast
03-24-08, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By deskjockey

Festival Parking at Hains Point

Good advice. Enjoy it now while you can. The Park Service is rerouting parking and plans to send traffic into Hains point for parking where The Awakening used to be. What a mess.
Forum: Northeast
03-24-08, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By deskjockey

Careful! Hains Point During Cherry Blosom Season

it's that time of year again....when vehicles outnumber pedestrians and cyclists 10:1 around Hains Point and East and West Potomac Parks.
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Forum: Northeast
02-20-08, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By deskjockey

It moved today. Very sad. The NPS should have...

It moved today. Very sad. The NPS should have saved the money to purchase it during the 27 years at the park. but at least I won't have to slow down for the pedestrians when I'm doing my usual...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-08, 09:23 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 38,389
Posted By deskjockey

Very sad indeed. Rest in peace, wise one. ...

Very sad indeed. Rest in peace, wise one. Countless people will appreciate your hard work and advice for years to come.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-08, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By deskjockey

Good to know I'm not alone. Looks like we both...

Good to know I'm not alone. Looks like we both chose form over function w/ the indoor rack. I'll take it over the shop and have the sarcastic (but friendly) shop owner check it out. Thankfully, I...
02-01-08, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By deskjockey

Bike Collides with Dining Table (Indoor rack tipped over)

Hi. Many months ago, my Topeak two-bike, indoor bike rack tipped over. This model is essentially a pole that runs from floor to ceiling (should have invested in a two-leg, leaning model). The top...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-08, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By deskjockey

Indoor Bike Rack Collapsed -- damage to wheels, etc.

Hi. Many months ago, my Topeak two-bike, indoor bike rack tipped over. This model is essentially a pole that runs from floor to ceiling (should have invested in the two-leg, leaning models). The top...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-08, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 771
Posted By deskjockey

Wow...easy does it. Don't have an aneurysm. ...

Wow...easy does it. Don't have an aneurysm. Didn't think about the advocacy forum. Sheezz
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-08, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 771
Posted By deskjockey

Driver sues family of cyclist he killed

From CNN.com

Driver drops bid to sue family of boy he killed

Story Highlights
Spaniard withdraws lawsuit against the family of a boy he struck and killed
Tomas Delgado had filed a suit,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-07, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By deskjockey

Thanks. Glad to hear it worked out w/o any...

Thanks. Glad to hear it worked out w/o any problems. the pages and pages of instruction worried me a bit at first.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-07, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By deskjockey

Gracias to you and others.

Gracias to you and others.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-07, 05:22 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,252
Posted By deskjockey

Parents should keep those 5 year olds on leashes...

Parents should keep those 5 year olds on leashes too.

(and yes...the parent would be equally responsible for child's play).
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-07, 02:16 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,252
Posted By deskjockey

Recommendations to sue usually follow the owner's...

Recommendations to sue usually follow the owner's refusal to pay bills or contact their insurers. So, don't sue...yet.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-07, 01:52 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,252
Posted By deskjockey

I'm sure there are going to be a lot of people...

I'm sure there are going to be a lot of people who will fault you, but I'm not sure many of us could guarantee a different reaction. Hindsight is 20/20, but it is a reminder for us to be conscious...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-07, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By deskjockey

Mounting Speedplay cleats & Stack height

Anyone have any tips regarding the left and right movement of the cleat to the shoe? I'm talking about the metal ring and spring mechanism, not the base plate. Did you find it difficult to get it to...
Forum: Northeast
11-27-07, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By deskjockey

Improvements to Mt. Vernon Trail near 14th St. Bridge

Hooray!

Humpback Bridge to Lose Its Bump
November 27, 2007 - 7:57am

Adam Tuss, WTOP Radio

WASHINGTON -- A bridge known for its hump will soon be losing that bump. Citing safety concerns,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-07, 07:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,128
Posted By deskjockey

ditto on rechecking the headset (there's a...

ditto on rechecking the headset (there's a science to those things!) along w/ those other things such as the fork, skewers--is wheel moutned correctly, rims, ec.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-07, 01:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,291
Posted By deskjockey

Your comment about the tingling in your leg...

Your comment about the tingling in your leg struck a "nerve" with me! :) I blew out my L5-S1 about 5 years ago, but had low back problems leading up to it for a several years. The tingling...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-07, 09:12 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,093
Posted By deskjockey

My materialistic nature causes me to cring when I...

My materialistic nature causes me to cring when I read such threads. Nevertheless, I am happy w/ my Merlin Works CR and I imagine I'll continue to be pleased even though there may be less Ti frames...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-07, 07:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,604
Posted By deskjockey

Deal! Maybe I can find a cheap set on ebay.

Deal! Maybe I can find a cheap set on ebay.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-07, 07:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,879
Posted By deskjockey

Nice bike. I thought Torelli or Performance made...

Nice bike. I thought Torelli or Performance made red and black tape. Torelli makes a white/graytape...just saying. In any event, the bright white will become grungy soon enough.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-07, 07:16 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,964
Posted By deskjockey

Former Secretary of Homeland Security Ridge's...

Former Secretary of Homeland Security Ridge's recommendation to line your windows and doors with tarp really struck a nerve with you!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-07, 10:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,604
Posted By deskjockey

Great point. Slippage maybe be the tradeoff to...

Great point. Slippage maybe be the tradeoff to the Keo.

Thanks everyone for the thoughts. Goes easy on Canada, though. Afterall, it's the 51st state. :p
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-07, 01:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,604
Posted By deskjockey

Thanks Merlin. Curiuos kid, I'm not blaming the...

Thanks Merlin. Curiuos kid, I'm not blaming the pedal per se, but explaining that I'm spending too much time looking down on my urban rides. I really didn't think my post would generate smart ass...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-07, 12:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,604
Posted By deskjockey

Frustrated w/ Keos - replacing w/ Speedplay?

I have used Look's delta and Keo systems for about 6 years. Over the past year and half, I have found the keo pedal to be very difficult to engage. I think it is mostly due to the "resting" (for...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-07, 08:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 909
Posted By deskjockey

I have suffered from similar headaches after...

I have suffered from similar headaches after longer rides in the hot sun. Although I try to keep hydrated and drink more than most others on my ride, I'm finding that it may be a product of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-07, 11:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,756
Posted By deskjockey

Kellogg still designs frames for Merlin (a decal...

Kellogg still designs frames for Merlin (a decal on my Works CR bears his name and signature).
Forum: Northeast
09-17-07, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By deskjockey

Check out the Washington Post's "find a...

Check out the Washington Post's "find a restaurant" guide and type in BBQ. The one found in the link below (near Dulles Airport) received a favorable review. My friend catered a party with their...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-07, 05:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,453
Posted By deskjockey

Glad I'm not alone

Glad I'm not alone in this. I might give the presta adapter a try.

I have a Performance Hurricane pump. It was great when I first purchased it. Never a problem.
Forum: Southeast
09-15-07, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 716
Posted By deskjockey

Here ya' go! Just after I mention this part of...

Here ya' go! Just after I mention this part of the site, a few people respond. Anyhoo...more will chime in, I'm sure, after hte weekend.
In the meantime, check out www.bikepptc.org...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-07, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By deskjockey

Loudon is also one of the fastest growing...

Loudon is also one of the fastest growing counties in the country...right there w/ Vegas/Henderson County, NV. Though w/ the lull in home sales, it may slow down a bit.

Loudon county has some...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-07, 04:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,453
Posted By deskjockey

Hmm...all good tips. I tried letting air out and...

Hmm...all good tips. I tried letting air out and the O-ring seems like it's in good shape, but will try again. Maybe when I'm in a more patient mood I'll get it on the first try. I'm using...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-07, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By deskjockey

Post this in the NE and SE forums. There are a...

Post this in the NE and SE forums. There are a lot of clubs, teams, trails, etc. in and around the Wash. DC metro area.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-07, 01:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,453
Posted By deskjockey

WTF? Problem engaging presta valve w/ my floor pump

I'm so frustrated! 80% of the time I fill my tires, my floor pump doesn't engage the presta valve correctly. It locks on, but I can barely force air into the tube. I have to keep dis and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-07, 01:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,903
Posted By deskjockey

I just replaced my rear Open Corsa CX with a GP...

I just replaced my rear Open Corsa CX with a GP after putting a gash in the side wall. I enjoyed the open corsa, but now something about my ride seems different. can't put my finger on it though. ...
Forum: Northeast
08-27-07, 07:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,315
Posted By deskjockey

Essentially, this was a very informal organized...

Essentially, this was a very informal organized ride with no support. Snacks and cue sheets were provided at the start, but that's it as far as support. Heck, fueling/rest stations were informal...
Forum: Northeast
08-25-07, 04:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,315
Posted By deskjockey

Holy crap....that was a hot 64 miles/5 hours. ...

Holy crap....that was a hot 64 miles/5 hours. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow.

There were cue sheets but no leaders. I'm not sure how many were at the start, 100? 200? Probably a lot less based on...
Forum: Northeast
08-24-07, 02:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,315
Posted By deskjockey

I second that. One can always turn around and...

I second that. One can always turn around and easily head home (just gotta work your way through new neighborhoodsd).
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