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08-09-03, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 847
Posted By Dirtgrinder

Fubar5, Dirtgrinder & Bike Collector meet

We met and did the "Tour de Mid-Missouri" today! It was great meeting Fubar after just talking on the forums all this time. Never would have expected to meet him when he was in S. Carolina but...
08-07-03, 08:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 644
Posted By Dirtgrinder

Cross Country

Cross Country
08-06-03, 08:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,251
Posted By Dirtgrinder

Danka Danka. I think I will. And another thing...

Danka Danka. I think I will. And another thing about tubeless wheels; If you want to you can still mount regular tires and tubes on them.
I ride with a guy who rides tubed tires. We've...
08-06-03, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By Dirtgrinder

Easy way to test it. Know anybody with a wheel...

Easy way to test it. Know anybody with a wheel you can borrow for a bit? Put another rear wheel on and go for a ride. See if problem goes away.
08-06-03, 11:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,251
Posted By Dirtgrinder

I've been hearing good things about the Conti...

I've been hearing good things about the Conti Vertical Pro. But everywhere I checked they were 61.99 ea. No way. Found them at 123bikes.com for 36.99. Just ordered two yesterday. They seem to...
08-06-03, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By Dirtgrinder

Usually there is a curved piece with lots of...

Usually there is a curved piece with lots of little notches at the top of the seatpost which will allow you to tilt the saddle. What seatpost do you have?
08-05-03, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By Dirtgrinder

Check through the threads in this forum. You'll...

Check through the threads in this forum. You'll find several about this very subject.
07-31-03, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By Dirtgrinder

I think it would be best to upload a video of you...

I think it would be best to upload a video of you doing it so's we can critique it. ;)
07-31-03, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By Dirtgrinder

I'm guessing that it's the cables. Worn, dirty...

I'm guessing that it's the cables. Worn, dirty and causing too much friction.
07-31-03, 09:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 961
Posted By Dirtgrinder

They had a problem with the Formula hubs but...

They had a problem with the Formula hubs but since it doesn't have them, that's out. Have you ever tried removing the rear wheel and reseating it? Probably have but it's just a thought. Might be...
07-31-03, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 961
Posted By Dirtgrinder

What wheels/hubs are on your bike?

What wheels/hubs are on your bike?
07-28-03, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By Dirtgrinder

Have you tried a cheater bar? And make sure...

Have you tried a cheater bar? And make sure you're turning it the right way. ;)
07-26-03, 08:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,978
Posted By Dirtgrinder

Bummer Chris. Hope you recover quickly. Sounds...

Bummer Chris. Hope you recover quickly. Sounds like it was cold out. Maybe your brain just froze too, eh? :)
07-26-03, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By Dirtgrinder

Yes, blue works well. 242 I think. (And that's...

Yes, blue works well. 242 I think. (And that's what they put on the bolts themselves.)
07-23-03, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 712
Posted By Dirtgrinder

The forks now are made that way so if the skewer...

The forks now are made that way so if the skewer were to come loose the wheel wouldn't fall off. Sort of a safety feature. I wouldn't use washers. What I do is put my leg against the skewer lever...
07-22-03, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,365
Posted By Dirtgrinder

The GC or General Classification is the...

The GC or General Classification is the accumulative time of the stages. As opposed to the current stage win.
07-22-03, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,468
Posted By Dirtgrinder

I would estimate that at least 9 out of 10 riders...

I would estimate that at least 9 out of 10 riders go commando. I avoided it for a long time but it really is best. Less chafing.
07-22-03, 10:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,209
Posted By Dirtgrinder

It was actually a musette that his brake lever...

It was actually a musette that his brake lever got hooked on. In the slow-mo replay you can see it. They said some kid had it in there hand.
07-21-03, 10:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 936
Posted By Dirtgrinder

Cool! I believe those in the medical profession...

Cool! I believe those in the medical profession call that a subdural hematoma, (sp?). I call it an owie. :D
07-21-03, 05:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,209
Posted By Dirtgrinder

It was awesome! I've watched it twice already. ...

It was awesome! I've watched it twice already. Can't wait 'til tonight so's I can watch it again. :D
07-21-03, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By Dirtgrinder

I have this one and the 2000 with the HRM. No...

I have this one and the 2000 with the HRM. No problems.
http://www.supergo.com/itemdisplay.asp?parentid=21173&secid=24&subid=1512&compflag=1&company=Supergo
07-21-03, 03:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,209
Posted By Dirtgrinder

'Twas an exciting stage today. I couldn't...

'Twas an exciting stage today. I couldn't believe it when he crashed just as he was finally going for a breakaway. Great recovery though. And hats off to Ullrich for waiting for him.
07-17-03, 08:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 787
Posted By Dirtgrinder

I'm not too wild about the Xen myself. But I do...

I'm not too wild about the Xen myself. But I do have an E2. Red, White and Blue Limited Edition. Fits great. My last helmet was a Bell Envy Pro, but the E2 fits much better and feels lighter.
07-16-03, 08:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 945
Posted By Dirtgrinder

Congrats Dnvr! Glad to hear that you're back. ...

Congrats Dnvr! Glad to hear that you're back. You've had a rough way to go. You should be proud. :thumbup:
07-15-03, 10:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 901
Posted By Dirtgrinder

You may have already found this, but here's a...

You may have already found this, but here's a link to some art pages.
http://www.bicyclinginfo.org/ee/ed_weird.htm
07-15-03, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By Dirtgrinder

Have you decided on a route yet? I assume you'll...

Have you decided on a route yet? I assume you'll be going I-44 but if you go a little farther North I'd like to meet you somewhere. Let me know the dates you'll be around.
07-14-03, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By Dirtgrinder

If you put a gas station hose to that you'll...

If you put a gas station hose to that you'll almost assuredly blow the seals. They hold very little volume. I wouldn't even use a regular tire hand pump on them. Your bike shop will probably do it...
07-14-03, 09:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 676
Posted By Dirtgrinder

Just keep repeating your daily affirmation: I'm...

Just keep repeating your daily affirmation:
I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me! :)
07-14-03, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By Dirtgrinder

It would be nearly impossible to get them exact...

It would be nearly impossible to get them exact to the pound. Just get them as close as possible. (Some forks only have air on one side.)
07-14-03, 04:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,515
Posted By Dirtgrinder

I just read that he broke his right femur, elbow...

I just read that he broke his right femur, elbow and wrist. It sure was a nasty fall.
07-14-03, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,145
Posted By Dirtgrinder

You might try a citrus based cleaner. I use one...

You might try a citrus based cleaner. I use one called Bio-T that I got from work. It's more industrial strength but it just melts tar. I would think some of the other citrus based cleaners would...
07-13-03, 03:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,545
Posted By Dirtgrinder

I too hadn't thought of the fact that a pro...

I too hadn't thought of the fact that a pro bodybuilder is already pretty maxed out on muscle. I should have thought of that but didn't.
I was just trying to point out the fact that I've heard...
07-13-03, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3,715
Views: 318,307
Posted By Dirtgrinder

That is one sweet ride Juci! :)

That is one sweet ride Juci! :)
07-12-03, 10:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,545
Posted By Dirtgrinder

Sorry to disagree Dnvr but gaining 20-30 lbs. of...

Sorry to disagree Dnvr but gaining 20-30 lbs. of muscle would take years. And that's someone who is totally dedicated to it. It may appear to happen all the time, but it's wishful thinking.
...
07-11-03, 09:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,667
Posted By Dirtgrinder

I know that must be a typo. I'm sure you meant...

I know that must be a typo. I'm sure you meant Chevy, Dodge and then Ford. It's OK, you're forgiven. ;)
07-11-03, 09:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,545
Posted By Dirtgrinder

Quote: "you could have lost 10 pounds fat and...

Quote:
"you could have lost 10 pounds fat and gained 10 pounds muscle"

Quote:
"this is very true."

Actually, it's not. I've posted this before but it was a long time ago. I read once when...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-03, 05:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,501
Posted By Dirtgrinder

I've got a Bianchi Axis. Easton Ultralite...

I've got a Bianchi Axis. Easton Ultralite Aluminum with carbon fork. Ride is very smooth compared to my older steel frame. I was a little skeptical because of the aluminum frame but it rides great.
07-10-03, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By Dirtgrinder

Yep. Top to bottom or bottom to top. You can...

Yep. Top to bottom or bottom to top. You can probably start in the middle and work your way towards the end. Then when you get close to the end you can just pull it apart the last little bit. ...
07-10-03, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By Dirtgrinder

Just start at one end with a knife and cut to the...

Just start at one end with a knife and cut to the other end. They'll come right off. You could probably even use scissors.
07-10-03, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By Dirtgrinder

The "bootless" shocks supposedly have better...

The "bootless" shocks supposedly have better seals to keep the dust/dirt out. I've found that the ones I've had with boots just seem to keep the crud inside better though. I cut them off or take...
07-09-03, 02:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,667
Posted By Dirtgrinder

Huh? How about some stats?

Huh? How about some stats?
07-08-03, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By Dirtgrinder

Yes, the cable housings can be replaced. I...

Yes, the cable housings can be replaced. I would also replace the cable inside while I was at it. Very little expense.
As far as toeclips, not many people use them anymore. Clipless pedals are...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-03, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By Dirtgrinder

Please continue thread here. ...

Please continue thread here.
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?s=&threadid=31301
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-03, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By Dirtgrinder

Thanks for the replies. I'm not sure how much...

Thanks for the replies. I'm not sure how much road riding I'll be doing so I hate to spend a lot on tires. I just bought them for 16 bucks each so I can't get hurt too bad. Sounds like the ones...
07-07-03, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By Dirtgrinder

Read this recent thread about it. ...

Read this recent thread about it.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?s=&threadid=30253
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-03, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By Dirtgrinder

Panaracer tires

(Don't tell the MTB guys I'm here) ;)
I may be going on my first group ride Wednesday evening and I'd like to get some road tires. The LBS here in town has some Panaracer road tires for 16.95. ...
07-06-03, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By Dirtgrinder

I bought one of the Aztec rotors over a month...

I bought one of the Aztec rotors over a month ago. Works fine with my Avids. A little thicker than Avid's and Hayes' rotors. Probably a little heavier too, but who cares?
07-02-03, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By Dirtgrinder

The shop where I bought my Bianchi sells Rock n'...

The shop where I bought my Bianchi sells Rock n' Roll lubes and is impressed with them. I used 1 bottle of their chain lube and it seemed OK. Not much of a test though. It seemed strange to me to...
07-02-03, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By Dirtgrinder

Teflon is very slick as you probably know. There...

Teflon is very slick as you probably know. There are tiny particles in the lubricant which get between the moving parts and help to keep the friction between the parts down.
07-01-03, 10:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,215
Posted By Dirtgrinder

What?!?! Klein not on a Specialized???? :eek:...

What?!?! Klein not on a Specialized???? :eek: :)
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