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Forum: Texas
07-28-14, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,392
Posted By RahTx

Since no one else has replied, I'll state the...

Since no one else has replied, I'll state the obvious: Richardson Bike Mart. It's been 5 years or so since I got my fit done there, but I was pretty happy with it. I think the stem was the only thing...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-12, 12:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,193
Posted By RahTx

I have a couple friends that are really...

I have a couple friends that are really interested in taking up cycling - you know what sparked their interest? Riding my way-too-small (for them) steel single-speed Motobecane from BD. One did 20...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-12, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 784
Posted By RahTx

My only good story is when I was getting back...

My only good story is when I was getting back into cycling after a couple years away. I was going for my first 50Km ride of the year (I know, nothing to most here, but it was going to be a milestone...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-12, 03:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,193
Posted By RahTx

Or maybe it could be because a ton of people come...

Or maybe it could be because a ton of people come here looking for bikes in a price range that is unrealistic for a new big-name brand like Trek, Specialized, or what's the bandwagon everyone is on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-12, 03:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 702
Posted By RahTx

Well yeah, I think it's a given that you check...

Well yeah, I think it's a given that you check everything over regardless of where you buy it. Those kinds of checks and adjustments should be done routinely anyways. But, the only things you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-12, 02:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 702
Posted By RahTx

Stigma here aside - on BikesDirect I count no...

Stigma here aside - on BikesDirect I count no less than 5 carbon fiber triples for under $1500. Plus they aren't exactly "kit" bikes. I mean, you open the box, put on pedals and the handlebar, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-12, 01:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,999
Posted By RahTx

Never thought I'd say this, but, HTFU and ......

Never thought I'd say this, but, HTFU and ... spin? ;)

Actually, I tend to find myself mashing a harder gear than is necessary instead of maintaining a steady, high, cadence. Next time I'm in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-12, 03:09 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,067
Posted By RahTx

Waving a car through a 4-way stop when they had...

Waving a car through a 4-way stop when they had the right-of-way to begin with. This is not usually a problem, but does sometimes cause confusion with the driver, who then proceeds to hesitate, which...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-12, 03:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 692
Posted By RahTx

Madness? THIS - IS - 41!!

Madness? THIS - IS - 41!!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-12, 01:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 914
Posted By RahTx

Pockets to put the stuff you take out of your...

Pockets to put the stuff you take out of your cargo shorts?

A jersey is useful, but for me, bib shorts was my moment of enlightenment...I will never go back to fighting with elastic waistbands...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-12, 09:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,455
Posted By RahTx

Something tells me that the wheel can cope just...

Something tells me that the wheel can cope just fine with the <sarcasm>massive</s> stress of holding up a sub-15 lb bike :p

Nice build by the way...forgive me Lord, for I have coveted my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-12, 03:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,597
Posted By RahTx

When it comes to saddles, opinions are going to...

When it comes to saddles, opinions are going to be pretty individual and subjective. What works well for someone else may be horrible for you. I remember I once tried a mid-range Fizik saddle that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-12, 03:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,509
Posted By RahTx

If not tools or accessories (cycling computer,...

If not tools or accessories (cycling computer, frame pump, saddlebag, etc.) or clothes (bibs, gloves, socks, etc.), I'd use the money to buy "expendables" - things like tubes, tires, tire levers,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-12, 08:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,031
Posted By RahTx

I don't have SRAM, but here's a video:...

I don't have SRAM, but here's a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIOqabbTcCM#t=04m30s
Forum: Texas
06-27-11, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By RahTx

I've ridden this path MANY times before without...

I've ridden this path MANY times before without incident, so I don't want to vilify MUP's or the people that ride them.

However, awareness and a helmet isn't going prevent an incident, if you ask...
Forum: Texas
06-20-11, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By RahTx

Yeah, along the same path a couple minutes prior,...

Yeah, along the same path a couple minutes prior, I gave a "on your left" as I passed a lady walking her dogs. She was maybe a little startled, and she instinctively replied "sorry", but I wasn't...
Forum: Texas
06-19-11, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By RahTx

PSA: Multi-use paths

I'm sure I'm probably preaching to the choir here, but I wanted to get this off my chest. This weekend while I was biking in to work on a multi-use path here in Richardson, I was in a bit of an...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-09, 08:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,311
Posted By RahTx

I switched to the reds thinking that it would...

I switched to the reds thinking that it would help with some knee pain I was having. Didn't seem to make much difference, and I believe the pain was caused by a combination of mashing a big gear and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-09, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By RahTx

You probably already know this, but sometimes the...

You probably already know this, but sometimes the only way to find out if something will work for you, is to try it.

For example, I've seen nothing but positive reviews for the PI Slice...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-09, 02:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,526
Posted By RahTx

I made this, and it sucked :( If you have...

I made this, and it sucked :(

If you have the materials (or most of it) on hand, go for it, otherwise it's probably not worth it. The pipe is not particularly cheap; it's not very stable for it's...
Forum: Texas
07-27-09, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Posted By RahTx

Nice - thought this thread was going in the other...

Nice - thought this thread was going in the other direction ;)

...like the Escalade that buzzed my brother and I this weekend. The side-view mirror couldn't have been more than 12 inches away, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-09, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By RahTx

On one of my bikes I had several flats in a short...

On one of my bikes I had several flats in a short period of time with Kenda tires (forget the model) and stock rim tape. Replaced them with Gator Skins and Velox and they were impenetrable - well...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-09, 12:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 669
Posted By RahTx

I'm 5-5 and ride a 49cm frame - both my bikes...

I'm 5-5 and ride a 49cm frame - both my bikes have had sloping top tubes which helps. I tried to ride a 50cm standard geometry frame and the top tube was way too close for comfort ;)
Forum: Foo
07-09-09, 12:32 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 6,085
Posted By RahTx

As does New Hampshire, Alaska and there are more...

As does New Hampshire, Alaska and there are more than likely succession movements all over, so who gives a flip?



http://www.tamu.edu/ccbn/dewitt/images/cometakelg.jpg

:fight:

"Not a...
Forum: Texas
06-30-09, 08:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,529
Posted By RahTx

+1 I just got my new bike from RBM this weekend...

+1 I just got my new bike from RBM this weekend and Mike did my fitting. It was my first "real" bike fit, so I don't have anything to compare it to, but he was friendly, knowledgeable and answered...
Forum: Texas
06-23-08, 10:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,193
Posted By RahTx

Yeah. I still seriously question whether I could...

Yeah. I still seriously question whether I could have finished the full 62, but there was a point between stops 3 and 4 that all we wanted to do was get off the bikes for a few minutes to cool off,...
Forum: Texas
06-23-08, 08:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,193
Posted By RahTx

My brother and I went. It was our first organized...

My brother and I went. It was our first organized ride and despite the fact that we over-extended ourselves (felt pretty good at the 50/62mi turn off and kept going) and ended up getting picked up...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-07, 07:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,699
Posted By RahTx

I have a couple Performance stores near me too...

I have a couple Performance stores near me too and was a little put off by the inquisition...unfortunately both of the big LBS' near me also ask for the same information, so...I either have to make...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-07, 10:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,493
Posted By RahTx

I can't imagine that it's illegal there, so I'm...

I can't imagine that it's illegal there, so I'm calling BS. Did you happen to ask him why it's illegal or where he heard that? Also, this goes without saying, but if you can't get it at your LBS,...
Forum: Foo
08-15-07, 10:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 567
Posted By RahTx

eMusic subscription for most of my music for the...

eMusic subscription for most of my music for the past year or so. I use iTunes for anything that I want but can't find on eMusic.

I've downloaded music once with BitTorrent, but I don't get the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-07, 03:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,999
Posted By RahTx

Doesn't look like that's available anymore. The...

Doesn't look like that's available anymore. The cheapest WSD road bike from BD is the Dawes Sheila (http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/dawes/sheila.htm) for $380. The pink looks a little wacky to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-07, 03:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,999
Posted By RahTx

I think there are some questions that need to be...

I think there are some questions that need to be answered first before determining that to be the only option:

1) What is it about this person or their needs that says a road bike is the only...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-07, 02:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,147
Posted By RahTx

I only wear yellow or white - partly because they...

I only wear yellow or white - partly because they stand out the best, but also because I don't have any other colors to choose from ;). As mentioned earlier, white is the best color in low-light...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-07, 02:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,999
Posted By RahTx

Here's a huge thread that has some first hand...

Here's a huge thread that has some first hand accounts of the GMC Denali from Walmart (Amazon also has them for $140):

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=237231

Didn't read through the...
08-09-07, 03:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,077
Posted By RahTx

http://www.profile-design.com/2006_product_pages/r...

http://www.profile-design.com/2006_product_pages/road_bar/h2o.html

According to the chart, it looks like they have 3 versions of the quill: -15 (-16?), 0, +15.

There are probably others, but...
08-09-07, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,418
Posted By RahTx

I use the single-hook side of the Park HCW-5...

I use the single-hook side of the Park HCW-5 (http://parktool.com/products/detail.asp?cat=25&item=HCW%2D5):
http://parktool.com/images/products/productimages/det_HCW-5_2005630_79816.jpg
08-08-07, 08:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 781
Posted By RahTx

Not sure if this is "retro" enough, but Profile...

Not sure if this is "retro" enough, but Profile Design makes black quill stems:

http://www.profile-design.com/2006_product_pages/road_bar/h2o.html

Looks like they are listed for $30.
08-04-07, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By RahTx

I sort of went a different route. After getting a...

I sort of went a different route. After getting a stand (which I went cheap on, so am already thinking of getting a better one), I got a basic Nashbar tool kit ($60). From there, the only bike...
08-03-07, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By RahTx

...and what's with the duplicate...

...and what's with the duplicate (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=328793) posts (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=328785)?
08-03-07, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 903
Posted By RahTx

Just an update to this, but it did feel like the...

Just an update to this, but it did feel like the tension was somewhat low overall, so when I trued up my rear wheel a week or so ago, I ended up just tightening instead of tightening and then...
Forum: Texas
08-03-07, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Posted By RahTx

Just guessing, but it sounds like PBA's Tues/Thur...

Just guessing, but it sounds like PBA's Tues/Thur Popsicle Ride (http://www.planobicycle.org/pba/index.php?option=com_events&task=view_detail&agid=25&year=2007&month=08&day=07&Itemid=27) - haven't...
08-02-07, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,823
Posted By RahTx

I don't know anything about changing the length...

I don't know anything about changing the length of chains, so hopefully someone else with chime in about that...

As for WD-40, if I'm not mistaken (and if I am, someone will correct me), it can be...
07-31-07, 03:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,993
Posted By RahTx

I'm a couple hundred miles into my new Gatorskins...

I'm a couple hundred miles into my new Gatorskins with Kenda tubes...no problems yet (although I did have several flats with Kenda tires I had before). I've also used Novara tubes (from REI) and I...
07-28-07, 08:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,567
Posted By RahTx

Yeah, I don't think it's as hard as you might...

Yeah, I don't think it's as hard as you might think, although I had a hard time with the toe-clips and straps...I would have gotten used to it eventually, but I had a pair of egg beaters available,...
07-27-07, 03:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,567
Posted By RahTx

I think this means there's no freewheel on it....

I think this means there's no freewheel on it. The threads you see are on the hub. You'll need to buy/install something like this: http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/singlespeed.html#freewheels


KHS...
07-27-07, 02:59 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 92,662
Posted By RahTx

Has this been posted before? ...

Has this been posted before?

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ukr5U5pM284

Not all fixed gear, but there's some in there...
07-27-07, 08:13 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,566
Posted By RahTx

Took only a couple days for me...but I'm near...

Took only a couple days for me...but I'm near Dallas. I got the Motobecane (orange), although I like the looks of the Hour and the Kilo TT as well. I second the comment about changing the lockring....
Forum: Commuting
07-23-07, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By RahTx

http://www.phred.org/%7Ealex/bikes/fendermudflap.h...

http://www.phred.org/%7Ealex/bikes/fendermudflap.html
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-07, 09:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,045
Posted By RahTx

I use eggbeater c's on my fixed commuter, and...

I use eggbeater c's on my fixed commuter, and look keo's on my road bike. I've gotten used to both and have no huge issues with either. I like the ability to walk a bit in the shoes I use with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-07, 02:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,869
Posted By RahTx

In addition to the sensible things that have been...

In addition to the sensible things that have been suggested, my only comments are:

1) It sounds like you were in a right-hook situation, so just be aware of that particular circumstance and try to...
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