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08-16-13, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,373
Posted By Tober1

I'd say keep a keen eye on it. Sit near the front...

I'd say keep a keen eye on it. Sit near the front and don't take your eye off it. OR just HTFU and ride to the trails :)
Forum: Commuting
08-13-13, 10:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,342
Posted By Tober1

I love it. Especially between my friends and I....

I love it. Especially between my friends and I. Battling each other for segments is one of my favourite parts of riding! It adds a little competitive spirit and motivates me to push myself harder.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-13, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By Tober1

It'll do the trick. They aren't the bottom and...

It'll do the trick. They aren't the bottom and they aren't the top.

Considering you're the one with the new bike, maybe you'd like to tell us about it :)
07-26-13, 02:53 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 105,969
Posted By Tober1

That's one of the nicest bikes I've ever seen....

That's one of the nicest bikes I've ever seen. Like muchly.
07-05-13, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By Tober1

For me, this is all part of silly commuter...

For me, this is all part of silly commuter racing. I often see people up the road or have someone pass me and they become my new goal. I have been known to go ba**s out to catch someone on a commute....
06-27-13, 11:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 780
Posted By Tober1

This is a great idea, but as stated above, it...

This is a great idea, but as stated above, it really draws the sub/urban line. Something tells me there will be a few too many sticks in the mud for anything this drastic to happen. We can't even get...
06-24-13, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,239
Posted By Tober1

More importantly - eat what you're used to. Don't...

More importantly - eat what you're used to. Don't go messing with your standard meals.
If you eat Subway regularly and it sits well, then you're probably good to go. Most of the carb will be the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-13, 07:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,440
Posted By Tober1

Also love Nuun tabs. The Kona Kola one is...

Also love Nuun tabs. The Kona Kola one is surprisingly delish.
Replies: 11
Views: 1,439
Posted By Tober1

I can recognize a bent fork when I see one :) ...

I can recognize a bent fork when I see one :)
That thing probably isn't worth the drive to check out I'm afraid.
05-15-13, 11:18 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,245
Posted By Tober1

Totally this.

Totally this.
Forum: Commuting
05-15-13, 09:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,217
Posted By Tober1

I didn't like the one I had. But you'll always be...

I didn't like the one I had. But you'll always be able to find naysayers. For the most part they're well liked.
The front was too 'hard' on my bits and I didn't find it flat enough. They hold value...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-13, 09:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,181
Posted By Tober1

Only because I had a good base going in, do I...

Only because I had a good base going in, do I feel like it's helpful for me. And there's definitely a rest period which he recommends after the training, but I have no problem going easy for a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-13, 07:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,181
Posted By Tober1

Speaking of books, this one is great too. I'm...

Speaking of books, this one is great too. I'm currently on week 6 and it continues to kick my butt. That being said, I've noticed vast improvements in power and endurance despite the relatively short...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-13, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10,324
Views: 2,963,666
Posted By Tober1

With new RS80's. Nice and lively wheels that spin...

With new RS80's. Nice and lively wheels that spin forever.
Such an awesome bike. Makes me smile every time I ride. Thought about a new bike, but opted for the wheels. Glad I did.

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05-02-13, 01:22 PM
Replies: 861
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Views: 159,359
Posted By Tober1

Bowmore. Smokey delicious goodness.

Bowmore. Smokey delicious goodness.
05-02-13, 01:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,832
Posted By Tober1

I had two kryptonite locks that I only got rid of...

I had two kryptonite locks that I only got rid of because they were big and filthy. My latest is going on 5 years with no issues. I don't see any reason why they shouldn't last forever assuming the...
04-30-13, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,157
Posted By Tober1

Same here. Not very comfortable standing. But...

Same here. Not very comfortable standing. But great when riding. I'm also somewhat long-torsoed which doesn't help.

I have also found that the two pairs of Pearl Izumi's I have lengthened...
04-23-13, 03:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 987
Posted By Tober1

Exactly this. I can't really think of anything...

Exactly this. I can't really think of anything while I'm riding. I have tried to think about things, mull them over in my mind. Nuthin'. It's my zen place :)
04-23-13, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By Tober1

Supposed to help 'guide' the wheel for faster...

Supposed to help 'guide' the wheel for faster wheel changes.

Considering my wheel changes are generally fairly slow, it doesn't help me much :)
04-23-13, 07:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,346
Posted By Tober1

I pay pretty close attention to my cadence and...

I pay pretty close attention to my cadence and find I'm in the higher range. If I'm below 90 that usually means I'm tired.

Strava says my average cadence was 90 and 92 on my last couple rides....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-13, 09:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,599
Posted By Tober1

Do a couple searches on here and around the...

Do a couple searches on here and around the internetz. You'll find there's a big following for the RS80-c24. Apparently they're great wheels. I actually just picked up a pair and am waiting on them....
03-22-13, 08:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,589
Posted By Tober1

When I was preparing for my Sprint Triathlon I...

When I was preparing for my Sprint Triathlon I was listening to a podcast where they were comparing Price to Performance increase. They covered, aero bikes, deep wheels, training etc. Caffeine was...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-13, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 65,196
Posted By Tober1

Crap. Just saw this thread and figured it was old...

Crap. Just saw this thread and figured it was old enough to see how the Enves were faring. I guess I could have read the post dates.
You've definitely got some lurkers interested in the results!
03-11-13, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,129
Posted By Tober1

I've been on a Toupe for 4 years now and never...

I've been on a Toupe for 4 years now and never looked back. I tried out the Romin for a little while but couldn't get used to the way the back curves up. I just preferred something flatter. Still a...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-13, 03:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,895
Posted By Tober1

I always eat before I ride in to work. Pretty...

I always eat before I ride in to work. Pretty much directly before actually. I'm only about 8 miles though which does make a difference. And if I take the hills hard I can usually taste what I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-11, 10:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,390
Posted By Tober1

Gaytors.

Gaytors.
04-20-11, 09:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 843
Posted By Tober1

In the NBA they tried to switch the ball a few...

In the NBA they tried to switch the ball a few years ago. The players thought it was crap and they ended up switching it back.
It just bothers me that it's all about making the racing 'more...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-11, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10,324
Views: 2,963,666
Posted By Tober1

I'll play. This is my '09 CAAD9-5 Love this...

I'll play.
This is my '09 CAAD9-5
Love this ride. The RS-10's are still going strong two years later although I'll admit I have been lusting after some new wheeeels.

196301
Forum: Foo
03-08-11, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4,947
Views: 438,835
Posted By Tober1

A few

Here's a few of my shots. If the hotlink doesn't work.
They're here www.tober1.com

An old bike near work..
http://tober1.com/index.php?showimage=561

A recent trip to Cuba.....
02-15-11, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,022
Posted By Tober1

I'll take your word for it :) But does the...

I'll take your word for it :) But does the jumping only happen when you're cross-chained? I thought I could live with it when it was happening to me, but I noticed that even slight backpedals would...
02-15-11, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,022
Posted By Tober1

Nope. There's definitely something more going on....

Nope. There's definitely something more going on.
I have 3 bikes and they will all backpedal freely in any gear combo. I'd say remove a link. You might be surprised ;)
02-15-11, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,022
Posted By Tober1

I had something similar once. My chain was too...

I had something similar once. My chain was too long. ie. Not enough tension on it.

Maybe remove a link? Please consult others before taking my advice :)
02-15-11, 01:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,057
Posted By Tober1

Georgia - Black and Red CAAD9-5 Stanley - 90's...

Georgia - Black and Red CAAD9-5
Stanley - 90's Fiori Steel commuter beater
Galactica - Winter GT Outpost

If you don't name your bikes you don't love them.
Why do you hate your bikes?
01-30-11, 05:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 647
Posted By Tober1

I dunno. Toronto is currently -10 C. Pretty tough...

I dunno. Toronto is currently -10 C. Pretty tough to beat.

In other words, go suck an egg :)
01-25-11, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,791
Posted By Tober1

+1 for Rubitrack. Works really well with my...

+1 for Rubitrack. Works really well with my Garmin. I really like the google maps integration too. They're constantly updating too. Good product support.
Forum: Commuting
01-08-11, 01:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,843
Posted By Tober1

1x6

I leave it in the middle. Took of the FD. It never shifted properly.
I've been riding it all winter so far....not a hiccup. I love this little bruiser :)
Forum: Commuting
12-01-10, 09:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,780
Posted By Tober1

In my experience you can't really have waterproof...

In my experience you can't really have waterproof and breathable...gotta choose one.
I have a pair of waterproof pants that might as well let water in considering how moist they are on the inside...
11-29-10, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By Tober1

1. Usually can be fixed by adjusting the barrel...

1. Usually can be fixed by adjusting the barrel adjuster on the RD. Other than that it could be a slightly bent RD.

2. Might need some maintenance on the free hub. Could be some old grease in...
11-29-10, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By Tober1

That music is incredibly annoying, but the video...

That music is incredibly annoying, but the video is pure secks.
Forum: Commuting
11-22-10, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15,476
Views: 11,592,727
Posted By Tober1

Yeah it's straight, I think it might be a matter...

Yeah it's straight, I think it might be a matter of new cabling actually. Just figured if I was going to swap the cables I could probably get a new 6sp. friction derailleur for pretty cheap and...
11-21-10, 02:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 37,682
Posted By Tober1

I refuse to let sleeping dogs lie :) The...

I refuse to let sleeping dogs lie :)

The paint on that Tequesta is out of sight!
Forum: Commuting
11-21-10, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By Tober1

Most definitely. It's got a fair amount of...

Most definitely. It's got a fair amount of scratching already, but otherwise it's in great shape. I intend to keep it that way :)
11-21-10, 02:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 37,682
Posted By Tober1

Figured I'd add my newly acquired GT Outpost to...

Figured I'd add my newly acquired GT Outpost to this thread. It's not the lightest, but it'll do well for my winter bruiser.
Thing rolls like a tank and I got it for a song + 50 bucks ;)
Swapped...
Forum: Commuting
11-21-10, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By Tober1

My new winter bruiser

I've been looking for a winter beater for couple months now. I was contemplating getting a KHS Urban Soul, but just couldn't justify 400 bucks for a bike I was going to ride through the slop all...
Forum: Commuting
11-21-10, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15,476
Views: 11,592,727
Posted By Tober1

I've been looking for a winter beater for couple...

I've been looking for a winter beater for couple months now. I was contemplating getting a KHS Urban Soul, but just couldn't justify 400 bucks for a bike I was going to ride through the slop all...
11-21-10, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,995,748
Posted By Tober1

All of it!

I bought this bike for 50 bucks in pretty good condition.
I took off the front derailleur to run it 1x6. I swapped the bars, bought the stem on CL, bought the seatpost and am using an old seat....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-10, 12:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,480
Posted By Tober1

I did the same thing...hit it with my apartment...

I did the same thing...hit it with my apartment door. Been riding it for a year now...I'm ok with it. Totally up to you what you decide on. If you're going to ride it, it's best not to think about it...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-10, 10:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,479
Posted By Tober1

When your light is green you ARE allowed to cross...

When your light is green you ARE allowed to cross the intersection. The turning car should stop if there is a pedestrian or cyclist crossing the street. Where is the 'opposing' traffic you're...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-10, 09:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,479
Posted By Tober1

Clearly the left turners fault. You have to make...

Clearly the left turners fault. You have to make sure street/lane/bridge you're turning on to is free. If you turn and it's not free and you have to stop in the middle of the oncoming lanes then...
10-16-10, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,353
Posted By Tober1

I've seen it before, but I'm watching it again :)

I've seen it before, but I'm watching it again :)
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