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Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-12, 09:08 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 46,346
Posted By Chickenstrip

I exspecially ​agree with this one!

I exspecially ​agree with this one!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-12, 03:59 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 46,346
Posted By Chickenstrip

When drivers gun it to get past me only to slam...

When drivers gun it to get past me only to slam on their brakes and make a right hand turn, forcing me to slam on my brakes to avoid t-boning them!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-12, 06:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,555
Posted By Chickenstrip

bear grylls only uses one cage, but he "refills"...

bear grylls only uses one cage, but he "refills" as needed.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-12, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,620
Posted By Chickenstrip

Almost 10,000 miles on my supersix 3 (ultegra)...

Almost 10,000 miles on my supersix 3 (ultegra) which came with FSA SL-K Light cranks and no problems what so ever. Front shifting is snappy and the arms are stif. Granted my LBS added the green...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-12, 02:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,845
Posted By Chickenstrip

Can you race a Falcon, or other critter? Of...

Can you race a Falcon, or other critter?

Of course, just not on the MUP and only if the aforementioned critter also knows you're racing.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-12, 07:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,373
Posted By Chickenstrip

Btw, it's easier to make a small bike bigger than...

Btw, it's easier to make a small bike bigger than to make a big bike smaller.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-12, 07:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,373
Posted By Chickenstrip

If you are that close in size then either should...

If you are that close in size then either should work for you. A Slightly shorter stem or slightly longer stem, a few adjustments, and you're there. A 52 or 58 may be stretching it, but 2cm in either...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-12, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By Chickenstrip

I have used shimano PDM540, egg beaters, candies,...

I have used shimano PDM540, egg beaters, candies, and now ultegra SPD's-sl's.

Of the mountain pedals the pdm540's and candies did feel the more secure to me, however I found the egg beaters...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-12, 06:01 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,218
Posted By Chickenstrip

Peugeot, and kuwahara. I grew up racing a later...

Peugeot, and kuwahara. I grew up racing a later free styling a kuwahara and always had a thing for Peugeot road bikes, even still I keep my eyes on CL for just the right one to come along.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-12, 10:22 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,737
Posted By Chickenstrip

Congrats Joe! Very inspirational indeed! On...

Congrats Joe! Very inspirational indeed!

On a similar note, my soon to be step daughter completed her first 4 mile run about this time last year. She has CP and it wasn't very long ago that she...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-12, 08:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,844
Posted By Chickenstrip

Is that a chinarello? :)

Is that a chinarello? :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-12, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,327
Posted By Chickenstrip

You don't want cycling shoes to fit snug. Your...

You don't want cycling shoes to fit snug. Your feet swell as you ride and this will create problems if they are too tight. I like mine to be be just snug enough that my heels don't try to lift out as...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-12, 07:13 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,794
Posted By Chickenstrip

Laying in the turning lane............

Laying in the turning lane............
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-12, 07:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,027
Posted By Chickenstrip

Shhhh, they'll hear you.......

Shhhh, they'll hear you.......
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-12, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By Chickenstrip

^+1. Though I recommend the Optimator,...

^+1. Though I recommend the Optimator, personally.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-12, 09:27 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,165
Posted By Chickenstrip

I'd go for the six with the quarg. The EVO is...

I'd go for the six with the quarg. The EVO is amazing but the frame on its own isn't much lighter/stiffer than the six. Having the extra bucks to add the quarg far out weighs any benefits the EVO...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-12, 09:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 529
Posted By Chickenstrip

FYI for a chain whip, I use a piece of old chain...

FYI for a chain whip, I use a piece of old chain attached to a piece of 1x2. Works just fine and the wood can't damage the cassette.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-12, 08:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 529
Posted By Chickenstrip

You need a cassette that matches the rest of your...

You need a cassette that matches the rest of your components by #of speeds. Shimano/SRAM doesn't matter but you don't want to run a 10 speed setup with an 8 speed cassette. A 10 speed chain is too...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-12, 10:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,920
Posted By Chickenstrip

DDF, My point is that drivers (at least in...

DDF,

My point is that drivers (at least in my area) don't pay attention to the bike lanes, it is almost as if they don't view it as a portion of the road therefore they are not concerned with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-12, 06:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,920
Posted By Chickenstrip

I live in Memphis, the city recently started...

I live in Memphis, the city recently started catering to the cycling community a bit more by adding bike lanes. So far they appear to be the most dangerous parts of my rides, so much that I avoid...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-12, 07:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,795
Posted By Chickenstrip

For that low of a budget I'd check Craigslist for...

For that low of a budget I'd check Craigslist for a nice used bike, a few years old, something in the $4500-$5000 range. Remember you still need to purchase the essentials.

Assos bibs (2 pair...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-12, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By Chickenstrip

The felt sounds more up your alley. Don't be at...

The felt sounds more up your alley. Don't be at all concerned about the microshift components, I had them on my first bike and they functioned nearly as well as the 6700 I ride now. There was even a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-12, 01:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,385
Posted By Chickenstrip

Makes sense untill you try some one leg drills. ...

Makes sense untill you try some one leg drills.

If I find I'm wearing out while spinning up a climb I'll slow down and concentrate on the pull instead of the push in my stroke to give myself a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-12, 07:20 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,385
Posted By Chickenstrip

Clipless are much easier to get out of than clips...

Clipless are much easier to get out of than clips and straps I'm my opinion, just twist your foot. My first roady came with clip pedals. If I wasn't fighting to pull out of them, I was fighting to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-12, 09:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,779
Posted By Chickenstrip

I had the origin 8 saddle you referenced. It...

I had the origin 8 saddle you referenced. It wasn't bad. I did several centuries on it last year and never thought twice about it.

That said, I love the airione I ride now and wouldn't give it up...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-12, 04:03 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,373
Posted By Chickenstrip

I don't, but I'm a mole rat.

I don't, but I'm a mole rat.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-12, 07:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,303
Posted By Chickenstrip

You do realize that 2.5 mm is less than 1/8"? I'd...

You do realize that 2.5 mm is less than 1/8"? I'd be real surprised if you even noticed it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-12, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By Chickenstrip

The Schwinn Slim posted is probably the best bang...

The Schwinn Slim posted is probably the best bang for buck bike available. However of the ones the op listed, I like the GT with microshift/2300 mix. Microshift shifters beat out low end shimano any...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-12, 10:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,780
Posted By Chickenstrip

1-The shoes are often more stiff. This equals...

1-The shoes are often more stiff. This equals more comfort on the bike + better power transfer.

2- shoes and pedals are often, though not always lighter.

3- pedals are much thinner and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-12, 09:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,220
Posted By Chickenstrip

Don't ride fast on MUPs. Road bikes are made for...

Don't ride fast on MUPs. Road bikes are made for the road, believe it or not you are safer sharing the road with cars than a path with pedestrians and families on cruisers.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-12, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,393
Posted By Chickenstrip

Great deal! Get the 3. Better cranks, wheels,...

Great deal! Get the 3. Better cranks, wheels, seat, and Ultegra to boot. I ride an 2011 supersix 3. It's an amazing bike!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-12, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Chickenstrip

I haven't noticed any difference, but I do wash...

I haven't noticed any difference, but I do wash before I wear them for the first time. The chamois felt a little thick and seemed like it didn't transition as smoothly to the Lycra at first, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-12, 06:08 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 7,011
Posted By Chickenstrip

My FTP is 351 watts according to my butt Dyno....

My FTP is 351 watts according to my butt Dyno. You should send them to me for verification.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-12, 08:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,410
Posted By Chickenstrip

I would say base miles= 1-The amount of time...

I would say base miles=

1-The amount of time it takes you to feel comfortable and confident on the bike.

2-Once you have achieved a good base cycling fitness, you have laid the groundwork to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-12, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By Chickenstrip

The nishiki, the second fuji, or the schwinn. My...

The nishiki, the second fuji, or the schwinn. My preference would be the schwinn, but either of the others will do fine. All of the others have stem shifters. Blech!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-12, 09:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,718
Posted By Chickenstrip

1- rub shaving cream on the lenses using a soft...

1- rub shaving cream on the lenses using a soft cloth then buff till they are clear. This will work for weeks or moths on glasses. Works great on bathroom mirrors too.

2- wash after each use, buy...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-12, 06:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 532
Posted By Chickenstrip

I should include that my Dr. did not order an MRI...

I should include that my Dr. did not order an MRI until I complained about numbness in the hand.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-12, 06:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 532
Posted By Chickenstrip

MRI of the spine was the only way it showed up....

MRI of the spine was the only way it showed up. My arm X-rays never showed anything either because the problem was not in the arm, that's just where the perceived pain was. The crushed discs were...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-12, 07:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 532
Posted By Chickenstrip

Go see a Dr. I had 3 crushed vertebrae in my...

Go see a Dr. I had 3 crushed vertebrae in my neck, and this is exactly the pain began. No matter how I stretched, or what area I massaged the pain never subsided. I put up with the pain for a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-12, 03:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,468
Posted By Chickenstrip

Microshift makes some 8 speed brifters that work...

Microshift makes some 8 speed brifters that work nicely. I had a set on my first bike (a BD Dawes lightning DLX) I put 5000 miles on them last year with no problems. They are shimano compatable.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-12, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By Chickenstrip

2004 is probably going to be 9 speed 6500 unless...

2004 is probably going to be 9 speed 6500 unless it was updated later. Which Tiagra group do you have? I wouldn't bother trading one 9 speed group for another. You'd probably be better off getting a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-12, 04:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 986
Posted By Chickenstrip

I also have a cervical fusion of c5-7, another...

I also have a cervical fusion of c5-7, another old hockey injury. The heads up position still bothers me after a while but rides <50 miles are ok.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-12, 04:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 986
Posted By Chickenstrip

+2 I injured my back playing hockey when I was...

+2
I injured my back playing hockey when I was 18. I've lived with lower back pain for 22 years. When it starts hurting now, (which has become rare) I just go for a ride. The position stretches me...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-12, 12:09 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,116
Posted By Chickenstrip

Yeah, Cyclometer says I burned almost 3000...

Yeah, Cyclometer says I burned almost 3000 calories today. I was able to throw back about 15 hot wings with fries at lunch I figure that's about 3000 calories. Must be right!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-12, 05:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 918
Posted By Chickenstrip

Two pinches in two days. It's ok I had a couple...

Two pinches in two days. It's ok I had a couple of extra tubes,,,,,, except the one I took with me today had a factory defect, leaked at the base of the presta. 5 mile hike through some of the worst...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-12, 04:11 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,170
Posted By Chickenstrip

+1 I started last year on a $400 BD bike. I...

+1 I started last year on a $400 BD bike. I currently ride a supersix ultegra. Is it nicer? Definately, but I'm glad I started on a $400 bike instead of the $3000 bike I have now.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-12, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,007
Posted By Chickenstrip

Admitedly, I'm viewing the posting from the EBay...

Admitedly, I'm viewing the posting from the EBay app on my iPhone, but I don't see that info anywhere.

Regardless OP, steer clear of this one. Or don't, and let us know how it turns out.....:)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-12, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,007
Posted By Chickenstrip

64cm is small? Either way, I'd stay away...

64cm is small?

Either way, I'd stay away from it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-12, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By Chickenstrip

Your Allez is a race geometry bike. The secteur...

Your Allez is a race geometry bike. The secteur is a comfort bike, that may account for at least some of the difference as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-12, 10:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 848
Posted By Chickenstrip

This gives me hope!

This gives me hope!
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