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02-05-08, 09:38 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,405
Posted By bikeman

I am truly saddened by his passing. He was a...

I am truly saddened by his passing. He was a great man and I'm sure his family and friends will miss him, as will all the cyclists that he touched in one way or the other. Our thoughts and prayers go...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-07, 06:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,637
Posted By bikeman

You can go to http://www.mapmyride.com too. You...

You can go to http://www.mapmyride.com too. You have to join but it free. It gives you elevations, routes and cue sheets.
Forum: Foo
07-17-06, 09:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 997
Posted By bikeman

If you are interested in shaving your body for...

If you are interested in shaving your body for cycling or "other" reasons, check out this site.

http://www.shaveeverywhere.com/

Takes a while to load but well worth the fun. I haven't bought...
Forum: Commuting
06-22-06, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By bikeman

Wool jerseys

Try Swobo. They are back on the market and make a soft and washable wool jersey as well as a Lycra jersey in black that is cool and retro.

www.swobo.com
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-05, 06:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,308
Posted By bikeman

Either Yakima or Thule are fine companies and...

Either Yakima or Thule are fine companies and make great products. I've been pleased with all my Yakima purchases over the years and have had a variety of mounts for different cars. Never any...
01-21-05, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By bikeman

Major Contest for Bike Hydraulics

Bike Hydraulics Contest (http://www.cleveland.com/business/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/business/1106303543248671.xml)

Saw this notice on the my cities' web site about an local corporation that...
01-02-05, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 500
Posted By bikeman

New Fixie Bike on the Market

Didn't know if anyone had seen this. When you get there, scroll half way down the page.

http://benscycle.com/site/intro.cfm



The original story was on Velonews.com. If you should go there...
09-11-04, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1,804
Views: 323,915
Posted By bikeman

Here is my contribution to a neat idea for a...

Here is my contribution to a neat idea for a thread. Nice to know I'm not alone as an over 50 cyclist. My non-cycling friends think I'm a little nuts and need to grow up. What do they know?

1. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-04, 07:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 755
Posted By bikeman

Not bad. Check this site out too. I have two...

Not bad. Check this site out too. I have two pairs of Santini bibs that are two years old and holding up well. Plus there are others in your price range.

http://www.bikejerseys.com/bibs2002.html
07-18-04, 08:19 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,955
Posted By bikeman

I used to ride a fixie to work a lot and noticed...

I used to ride a fixie to work a lot and noticed that my knees ached occasionally too. I changed my rear cog to a 17 from a 16 and that seemed to help. You don't have as much top speed and you spin...
Forum: Touring
06-04-04, 05:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,929
Posted By bikeman

Good stuff. Interestiing and well written....

Good stuff. Interestiing and well written. Welcome back to the world of reality. I only wish I could have such an adventure.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-04, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,337
Posted By bikeman

Yes, absolutely wash them after each ride. They...

Yes, absolutely wash them after each ride. They are breeding grounds for bacteria. Use mild detergent or hand washable soap, get the excess water out (I put them in the washing machine on spin cycle)...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-04, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By bikeman

I've lived here for over 20 years and spent most...

I've lived here for over 20 years and spent most of those riding with a local club of roadies/fitness/recreational types. Cleveland's weather is very changeable and riding year round would be a...
02-20-04, 08:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,338
Posted By bikeman

Reminds me of my Schwinn Sting Ray when I was 12...

Reminds me of my Schwinn Sting Ray when I was 12 years old. Nothing new in this world I guess.
01-08-04, 08:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,062
Posted By bikeman

I've heard of taking out the bottom bracket,...

I've heard of taking out the bottom bracket, turning the frame upside-down and dripping Liquid Wrench into the seat tube and letting it sit that way overnight. The work like hell to twist it out of...
Forum: Foo
01-02-04, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By bikeman

I heard about this site on NPR. Sit for Less...

I heard about this site on NPR.

Sit for Less (http://www.sit4less.com)

Most of the chairs are high-end, but the quality/durability is also high. My son has the Aeron chair at his workplace and...
Forum: Foo
12-12-03, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By bikeman

Very creative use of dynamic graphics. I noticed...

Very creative use of dynamic graphics. I noticed that over 42,000 other people have submitted their portraits to the Gallery.

Cool!
11-25-03, 02:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,676
Posted By bikeman

Performance Bike...

Performance Bike (http://www.performancebike.com/) mailorder owns Nashbar I believe. Anybody getting similar spam as a result of getting on their list too? Would be interestiing to check it out.
11-02-03, 11:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,356
Posted By bikeman

First off I, don't want to scare you, but you...

First off I, don't want to scare you, but you might want to check this out SADS Organization (http://www.sads.org/)

Here is another site in Canada that has information too:...
10-06-03, 05:44 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,830
Posted By bikeman

I noticed the extra lines of white space on all...

I noticed the extra lines of white space on all posts even when there is only one line of text too. All seems to work well on my end. Gosh I miss the "Swoosh" on the header graphic. It's on all of...
09-15-03, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 746
Posted By bikeman

The radio show incident happened first here in...

The radio show incident happened first here in Cleveland, Ohio. There was a lot of controversy over that show and the local show producers and Clear Channel got slammed by the local cycling community...
09-15-03, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By bikeman

Very cool. Looks really multi-purpose and fun to...

Very cool. Looks really multi-purpose and fun to ride. Enjoy!
09-10-03, 06:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 854
Posted By bikeman

Have you checked the inside of the rim for any...

Have you checked the inside of the rim for any protrusions like welds that weren't finished properly (sometimes these things happen in production)? Also check your rim strip that covers the spoke...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-03, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By bikeman

Can't make it this year. Done the ride many, many...

Can't make it this year. Done the ride many, many times in my past. Flattest ride in the state. Have a great time! Time for a personal best time if the wind and weather cooperates. Go for it.
09-04-03, 09:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,975
Posted By bikeman

Do you mean CONCORD bikes? I remember them in a...

Do you mean CONCORD bikes? I remember them in a local shop in the mid to late 70's. Seem to recall problems with the frames since I think some were bonded aluminum. Pretty-looking bikes but I'd think...
08-13-03, 12:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,367
Posted By bikeman

I've had all kinds from nice to not-so-nice. ...

I've had all kinds from nice to not-so-nice.

Hey get off the road a$$hole! (jerk in a pickemup truck).

Hey nice butt (from a bunch of high school girls in a convertible).

Sometimes jerky...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-03, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,933
Posted By bikeman

Despite being really achy this morning I went on...

Despite being really achy this morning I went on my Sunday club ride and did 46 miles with 7 long climbs. The thing that is bothering me the most is the back of my biceps. I must have strained them...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-03, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,933
Posted By bikeman

Broke my chain and crashed hard

I've been commuting to work on my mountain bike (slicks, fenders, lights, etc.) off and on for a few months since I changed jobs and increased my mileage from 10 to 32 (round trip). My bike has been...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-03, 05:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,485
Posted By bikeman

He's a classic! Ever read any of his old columns...

He's a classic! Ever read any of his old columns in cycling mags or his book? The guy will make you pee you pants if you are a cyclist and read his ramblings. Cycling needs unique and creative people...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-03, 05:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 880
Posted By bikeman

I've seen a couple of these in their fitted cases...

I've seen a couple of these in their fitted cases and I think I remember one of them coming with a special edition watch. The price was well over $1000 (U.S.). The fit and finish was exceptional and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-03, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By bikeman

Haven'tvisited this thread for awhile. Talked to...

Haven'tvisited this thread for awhile. Talked to a buddy that is a manager at a great bike shop and really knows the business in regards to technology and frame building. He admitted that the IF is a...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-03, 08:38 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,220
Posted By bikeman

I had a bad experience earlier this week with a...

I had a bad experience earlier this week with a close call "brush off" from a lady that was wound just a bit too tight. Man alive!! I made her wait maybe 10 seconds and then she decided to cut it too...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-03, 07:11 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,220
Posted By bikeman

I finally completed my new commute after changing...

I finally completed my new commute after changing jobs in November. My old commute of 10 years was 5 miles of very quiet suburban side streets. My new commute is MUCH different. Longer, more...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-03, 06:26 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,220
Posted By bikeman

I commuted to work for over 10 years and started...

I commuted to work for over 10 years and started a new (and great!) job this past November. Alas, it is in a completely different part of town and 17 miles one-way unlike my old commute of 5 miles on...
Forum: Introductions
05-26-03, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By bikeman

Welcome to the Forums. Glad you made the move up...

Welcome to the Forums. Glad you made the move up to a new bike. Always fun and exciting to get new bikes. I'm in my 50's and considered one of the middle-aged riders in my bike club, but can still...
05-19-03, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 729
Posted By bikeman

I've been shaving for cycling for over 10 years...

I've been shaving for cycling for over 10 years and I've always used the cheapo Lady BIC shavers (pretty colors too;)) Also the cheap Barbasol or Colgate brand of foam is good for me. I don't have...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-03, 06:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,051
Posted By bikeman

I too have used the Bolle Paroles for over 5...

I too have used the Bolle Paroles for over 5 years now. I got the insert frame and had the lenses done at the local Walmart eyeglasses store. I didn't wear bifocals at the time so had single-vision...
04-22-03, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By bikeman

If you were comfortable before put it back to the...

If you were comfortable before put it back to the old height. Too big of a change in position is not a good thing. Make small changes a little at a time.

Good luck on the diagnosis. I have a...
04-22-03, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,376
Posted By bikeman

I had a pair in a box in the garage not that long...

I had a pair in a box in the garage not that long ago until I finally cleaned them out. I used them back in the 80's and it didn't seem to make any difference. Mostly mental I think.

I agree the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-03, 01:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,276
Posted By bikeman

Ouch that looks painful. Make sure you keep those...

Ouch that looks painful. Make sure you keep those clean and get medical attention before they start to get infected. In fact that hip injury could use a look-see by the doc in case that deep gouge...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-03, 07:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 860
Posted By bikeman

I recently got a new job and my beloved 10 mile...

I recently got a new job and my beloved 10 mile commute at my old job is history. My new route that I'm still planning is a difficult one. Most of it is manageable, but there is one very busy traffic...
04-02-03, 06:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,520
Posted By bikeman

I love all your fixie bikes! Here's my bike at...

I love all your fixie bikes! Here's my bike at the Fixed gallery site (http://www.tc-homes.com/bike/forum/fg-bikes/andycarpenter.htm)

Currently the bike is on a wind-trainer and will be back on...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-03, 06:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 978
Posted By bikeman

They do have bike racks on some of the bus lines...

They do have bike racks on some of the bus lines around here. I'll have to check on availability. Thanks for reminding me.
03-26-03, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,780
Posted By bikeman

I too have tried the Scotch Brite pads. I think...

I too have tried the Scotch Brite pads. I think it is number "000" or very fine weave. Like others said, go the correct direction, around the tube rather the length of the tube. Do a little bit and...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-03, 06:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 978
Posted By bikeman

I commuted for over 12 years to three different...

I commuted for over 12 years to three different jobs that were all in the same general direction and distance from home (10-15 mile roundtrip).

I got layed off last September, had two months off...
03-25-03, 11:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,038
Posted By bikeman

Keep the second older bike. Always good to have a...

Keep the second older bike. Always good to have a beater to ride in lousy weather or just to cruise around on and not worry about trashing your new wheels. You'll never get back a decent price on...
03-20-03, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By bikeman

I had the same problem on a 1970's vintage Trek....

I had the same problem on a 1970's vintage Trek. I hack-sawed them off and smoothed it out with careful filing. Those sharp chunks of metal sticking out near my knees made me nervous. If I ever turn...
03-19-03, 07:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,319
Posted By bikeman

Since my prescription won't allow me to wear...

Since my prescription won't allow me to wear contacts I wear glasses daily. To solve the "glasses for cycling" problem I went with Bolle Paroles with the optical insert. The glasses are a bit over...
Forum: Commuting
03-14-03, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 822
Posted By bikeman

Thanks for sharing the URL. I was just looking...

Thanks for sharing the URL. I was just looking around for commuter specific bags since I'm about to take on a 30 mile round-trip commute as soon as I iron out a few details here at my new job. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-03, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By bikeman

Very cool looking Trek there! Love the color...

Very cool looking Trek there! Love the color scheme. You are going to be zooming on that new ride. Congrats!!
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