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06-13-11, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,180
Posted By Lizzylou

The bike has front suspension. Also, the rack is...

The bike has front suspension. Also, the rack is going to need to handle some serious weight, so I don't want to go with the seat post option.
06-13-11, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,180
Posted By Lizzylou

Rear rack on a Jamis Durango

I am trying to put a rear rack on my boyfriend's Jamis Durango. There are really handy and convenient braze-ons at the tops of the seat stays to attach the racks.... but there is nothing to attach...
07-05-10, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,585
Posted By Lizzylou

That's exactly what I think happened. We tried...

That's exactly what I think happened. We tried pushing the pads apart with a plastic butter knife, but to no avail. Do I just need to work it a little bit more?

Edit: after squeezing the lever...
07-05-10, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,585
Posted By Lizzylou

Disc brakes - wheel won't spin

The rear brake on my mountain bike has well, gotten messed up. I can barely get the wheel in because the rotor won't fit between he pads, and then once it's in, it obviously doesn't spin freely.
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01-18-10, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 821
Posted By Lizzylou

As to the position of the saddle, I tried sliding...

As to the position of the saddle, I tried sliding it back and fowards, there was no location along the rails that seemed to fit.

Saddles tried... Selle Royal (this is the one I really want on...
01-18-10, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 821
Posted By Lizzylou

Thomson Elite Saddle Compatibility

I recently purchased a Thomson Elite seat post. I'm trying to put it on my bike but am slightly baffled by the fact that none of my saddles fit. For each saddle the rails are just slightly too far...
Forum: Southwest
01-01-10, 04:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,613
Posted By Lizzylou

Thanks for the info. I had a local Performance...

Thanks for the info. I had a local Performance shop back home as well (with mixed experienced when I shopped there). Really not sure where we are going to be ending up though, that hangs in the...
Forum: Southwest
12-30-09, 07:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,613
Posted By Lizzylou

LBS in Phoenix

Moving to Phoenix from Eastern PA (sorta)

Anyway, looking for recommendations of friendly shops with good service (or warnings to stay away!).

It's kinda shocking to have such a big choice,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-09, 06:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,350
Posted By Lizzylou

Oh yeah. I get along real well with the owner of...

Oh yeah. I get along real well with the owner of the LBS 3 blocks down the street. He let me test out a bike once that he knew I couldn't afford (I was buying an Orbea Onix, and he let me test the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-09, 06:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,112
Posted By Lizzylou

I got lost about a week ago, used my cellphone to...

I got lost about a week ago, used my cellphone to call a friend who went on Google maps. They gave me directions from there.

I look at getting lost as a way to learn new routes. You pay...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-09, 06:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,410
Posted By Lizzylou

I can fit my 54cm in the Scion with no problem. ...

I can fit my 54cm in the Scion with no problem. If you have a larger frame you might have trouble.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-09, 08:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,512
Posted By Lizzylou

My card was compromised in December and used to...

My card was compromised in December and used to buy stuff off of Chainlove. What's odd is that my credit card company flagged the two chainlove purchases as suspect, even though I had bought stuff...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-09, 10:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,490
Posted By Lizzylou

Me: Can I try this saddle out for a spin around...

Me: Can I try this saddle out for a spin around the parking lot?
LBS guy: No, you can't get a good feel for the saddle after 5 minutes in the parking lot.
Me: It'll give me a better feel for it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-09, 09:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,172
Posted By Lizzylou

That's a really well developed sock tan! Glad it...

That's a really well developed sock tan! Glad it didn't do anything worse, but that one on the front of your shin looks particularly unpleasant (might be the extra blood leaking out).
Forum: Commuting
07-16-09, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By Lizzylou

Haha! that 2nd link pictures the panniers mounted...

Haha! that 2nd link pictures the panniers mounted on the bike backwards. Classy. Note the side with the angle cut out of the corner should face forward so your heal doesn't kick it, and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-09, 09:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,036
Posted By Lizzylou

What about riding back to help out a non team...

What about riding back to help out a non team mate. In the coverage today Vaugters was talking about how somebody on another team (can't remember who it was) stopped by the side of the road to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-09, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By Lizzylou

Here's a link to the thread: ...

Here's a link to the thread:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=562405
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-09, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By Lizzylou

I betcha his kids have a stunning vocabulary too.

I betcha his kids have a stunning vocabulary too.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-09, 07:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 762
Posted By Lizzylou

I think the glasses are to protect your...

I think the glasses are to protect your eye-sight, not your speed.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-09, 05:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,093
Posted By Lizzylou

I'm 5'6" and have one bike that has 170 cranks...

I'm 5'6" and have one bike that has 170 cranks and two bikes that have 172.5 cranks. The difference that I notice... absolutely nothing. Scientific explanations aside, it makes no difference to me...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-09, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By Lizzylou

I have never dealt with C-dale myself, but my...

I have never dealt with C-dale myself, but my father has one of their touring bikes. The front tire, after not too long, blew off the rim. He shrugged his shoulders, decided he hadn't gotten the...
Forum: Commuting
02-16-09, 07:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By Lizzylou

In general terms... mtn components generally...

In general terms... mtn components generally offer you lowering gearing than road components. So if you are going to be carrying a lot of weight and doing a lot of climbing, the lower gear range may...
Forum: Commuting
02-15-09, 04:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 844
Posted By Lizzylou

If you know you have to do it in an hour, you'll...

If you know you have to do it in an hour, you'll be able too. Because the whole way there you'll be knowing that there is a small timeframe and you'll hammer like crazy rather than coasting and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-09, 11:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,002
Posted By Lizzylou

The silver brakes really stood out on that TT...

The silver brakes really stood out on that TT bike... threw off the whole black and yellow colorscheme. I was very dissapointed. I would only steal it if the brakes matched.
Forum: Commuting
02-11-09, 04:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,947
Posted By Lizzylou

My additions: Better driver training on...

My additions:

Better driver training on dealing with cyclists. I'm not sure what it is like in other states, but there really is nothing in the driving manual or driving test here about what to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-09, 05:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 906
Posted By Lizzylou

whipped

whipped
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-09, 05:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,749
Posted By Lizzylou

If you're nervous about being able to clip out...

If you're nervous about being able to clip out without tipping over at stop signs, practice first on a trainer. You can practice clipping in and out all you want without the fear of embarrasement...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-09, 08:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 906
Posted By Lizzylou

Personally, I'd rather have a box of chocolates...

Personally, I'd rather have a box of chocolates than a GPS... but that won't help you will it?

Get the cheaper one... a holiday invented to make Hallmark money isn't worth the extra $250 (even if...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-09, 09:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,996
Posted By Lizzylou

I have about 1000 miles on my 700c x 25 marathon...

I have about 1000 miles on my 700c x 25 marathon pluses.

No flatsyet.

I've ridden them through some really rough rocky areas (ok, actually roads that were technically closed to traffic since...
Forum: Commuting
01-30-09, 06:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,295
Posted By Lizzylou

If you go to the LBS you may be able to buy last...

If you go to the LBS you may be able to buy last years shoes. I just picked up a new pair of road shoes about a week ago from the LBS, 50% off because it was last years model, so I got a $120 pair...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-09, 10:35 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,415
Posted By Lizzylou

Same for PA... for every inch of snow we get 2...

Same for PA... for every inch of snow we get 2 inches of ice. The roads are litterally white with salt. You think there is snow on them... but nope SALT!
Forum: Commuting
01-29-09, 10:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,240
Posted By Lizzylou

Sounds like somebody is trying to get a free...

Sounds like somebody is trying to get a free bike...
Forum: Commuting
01-29-09, 07:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,273
Posted By Lizzylou

THe only bike lane I've ever seen is so full of...

THe only bike lane I've ever seen is so full of gravel and glass that I would never use it. The particular road that I'm referring to has designated it's 3 foot shoulder as a bike lane. To make it...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-09, 06:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,333
Posted By Lizzylou

I'm a little confused as to how physical strain...

I'm a little confused as to how physical strain while injured demonstrates commitment to your wellbeing? Doesn't it show a disregard for wellbeing? Saying to your body your are not going to allow...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-09, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 38,634
Posted By Lizzylou

From what I understand, the Delta pedals have...

From what I understand, the Delta pedals have stopped production... but you will still be able to buy Delta cleats to go with your existing Delta pedals... just won't be any new Delta pedals.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-09, 07:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,333
Posted By Lizzylou

I have stitches in my back right now... can't get...

I have stitches in my back right now... can't get to the hoods without it pulling. That's enough discomfort for me :)
Forum: Commuting
01-28-09, 06:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 980
Posted By Lizzylou

Why the QR is on the wrong side? He's a rebel...

Why the QR is on the wrong side? He's a rebel and has realized that the orientation of the front QR doesn't actually matter and he is using it to display his non-conformist nature.

And the only...
01-28-09, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By Lizzylou

Oddly enough, when I go out for a ride in the...

Oddly enough, when I go out for a ride in the cold, my fingers start out hurting from cold, but after about 2 miles my body warms up enough that all finger coldness goes away. And I don't wear...
Forum: Commuting
01-28-09, 11:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,682
Posted By Lizzylou

:eek: Well the converse would also be true,...

:eek:

Well the converse would also be true, that too many left turns in a row will also be dangerous.

Somebody really outta worn the trackies.

:D
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-09, 08:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,837
Posted By Lizzylou

That idea sounds the best to me. Save the money...

That idea sounds the best to me. Save the money on the 2.1 and put the saved money toward a good wheelset.

Also, as far as having Tiagra goes, don't sweat it too much. I have tiagra on my...
Forum: Commuting
01-26-09, 08:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,340
Posted By Lizzylou

Riding those big mountain bikes looks ridiculous?...

Riding those big mountain bikes looks ridiculous? No, what looks ridiculous is a person trying to pedal a bike but their knees keep hitting their chin.

If you actually want to use the bike for...
Forum: Commuting
01-25-09, 03:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,942
Posted By Lizzylou

I usually average around 10mph on my way to work...

I usually average around 10mph on my way to work (early in the morning and lots of climbing). And then I average about 15 mph on the way home (I'm now wide awake and there is A LOT more downhill).
Forum: Commuting
01-25-09, 02:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,451
Posted By Lizzylou

It's not brakeless, there is a front brake on it....

It's not brakeless, there is a front brake on it.

And I love the color... though for me, I absolutely must have gears (what with the mountain pass I need to get through), but if I had a flatter...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-09, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By Lizzylou

I have no television... I usually read the live...

I have no television... I usually read the live commentary online.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-09, 07:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,366
Posted By Lizzylou

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/75/215814759_907615...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/75/215814759_9076150a6d.jpg?v=0
Forum: Commuting
01-24-09, 07:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,577
Posted By Lizzylou

When I decided I was fat.

When I decided I was fat.
Forum: Commuting
01-23-09, 06:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,499
Posted By Lizzylou

I can't say I agree with the messenger bag...

I can't say I agree with the messenger bag pluggers. I have never noticed and great difference with a stabilization strap. It might make the bag 10% less irritating. Especially when you have to...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-09, 05:53 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,649
Posted By Lizzylou

Hmm, I have a small emergency medical kit in one...

Hmm, I have a small emergency medical kit in one of my panniers. You know, with bandaids and single servings of advil. Does that count? The kit came in really handy last year on a school field...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-09, 05:44 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,914
Posted By Lizzylou

So do you also refuse to say "Good morning" to...

So do you also refuse to say "Good morning" to your co-workers and refuse to give your kids a hug when you get home from work?

I know the world would be a much better place if we all decided to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-09, 07:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,200
Posted By Lizzylou

Any SO who would make such an ultimatum isn't...

Any SO who would make such an ultimatum isn't worth to be with anyway. Reasonable people just don't do that.
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