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Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-08, 10:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,313
Posted By CranialCrusader

Did your average MPH increase with your newly...

Did your average MPH increase with your newly lightened wallet? :D


I ride with a forerunner 301 and wish that I had cadence, the power meter, and street level mapping. The problem is I can't...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-08, 10:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,044
Posted By CranialCrusader

I always make sure I tighten down the brake...

I always make sure I tighten down the brake adjustment knob before I take off on a ride (front and rear) because my pads wear during every ride. I need the extra resistance so I don't completely...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-08, 09:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 875
Posted By CranialCrusader

I'm 6'6" also and ride a 63 cm Trek 1500 which is...

I'm 6'6" also and ride a 63 cm Trek 1500 which is just barely big enough for me. It has 175 mm cranks but I just wonder if longer would be better sometimes.

I've actually been pondering this issue...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-07, 08:30 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,309
Posted By CranialCrusader

There is no way I can afford a new group set for...

There is no way I can afford a new group set for my bike right now.

Are the Mavic Aksium Wheels worth $155? Think they would be a good upgrade compared to Bontrager Select?


CranialCrusader
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-07, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By CranialCrusader

Eggs are a very good source of protein. I...

Eggs are a very good source of protein.

I don't think it matters all that much what you eat unless you are really training for something high level.

Good luck!
CranialCrusader
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-07, 07:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,524
Posted By CranialCrusader

I too have an '06 Trek 1500 and it's been a great...

I too have an '06 Trek 1500 and it's been a great bike.

This year, 2007, Trek came out with the 1600 which has <b> 10 speed </b> Shimano 105 all the way around. I played with it at my LBS and it...
05-23-07, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,347
Posted By CranialCrusader

I've ruled out exercise induced asthma because I...

I've ruled out exercise induced asthma because I rarely experience these symptoms while running. I can get my heart rate much higher running than I can biking.

Last October I ran 20 miles in...
05-23-07, 06:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,347
Posted By CranialCrusader

Breathing hurts when I bike

This is my second year of riding my bike. Last year I noticed that when I am on a bike for a "long" time, say more than two hours, but sometimes as little as one hour my lungs/diaphram start to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-07, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By CranialCrusader

Least miles to ruined tire?

About 2 weeks ago I put new Conti GP 4000 tires on the girlfriend's bike (Trek 1500). She proceeded to put about ~80 miles on them, before this past Sunday. About 30 miles into a 35 mile ride all the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-06, 06:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 984
Posted By CranialCrusader

I got it! Thank you much! I ordered "Travel...

I got it! Thank you much!

I ordered "Travel Trac Technique PRO Alloy Rollers" for $93.98 SHIPPED!!! ($5.99 extra for an "overweight" item though)

CranialCrusader
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-06, 08:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 984
Posted By CranialCrusader

How did you get that? The email I got about .99...

How did you get that? The email I got about .99 shipping has the image blanked out now.


CranialCrusader
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-06, 09:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,044
Posted By CranialCrusader

That bike looks like it is in excellent...

That bike looks like it is in excellent condition! I know several people on club rides that are on much worse looking (and older) bikes and they can drop my butt easy.

If the bike fits and is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-06, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By CranialCrusader

I notice it especially when I run. My heart rate...

I notice it especially when I run. My heart rate will go into the 180s much qucker and it will be harder to bring down. I compensate by going slower before I feel like I'm getting tired, because I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-06, 07:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,339
Posted By CranialCrusader

I just bought a 1-up trainer last week to get in...

I just bought a 1-up trainer last week to get in before the Aug. 1 price increase. Since the weather is so nice I only tried it out for about 5 min but plan on using it a lot this winter.

Setup...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-06, 10:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,293
Posted By CranialCrusader

I live in a flat area with few trees. Today my...

I live in a flat area with few trees. Today my GPS and my girlfriend's GPS were within .1 miles after 40.0 miles (total ride), and within .2 miles of people with cyclocomputers. I argue that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-06, 01:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,998
Posted By CranialCrusader

I went to oder status and it said my order has...

I went to oder status and it said my order has shipped via USPS! I should get the order on Monday since Ohio is only 1 state away.

CranialCrusader
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-06, 08:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,998
Posted By CranialCrusader

I ordered two Phonak jerseys, then threw in...

I ordered two Phonak jerseys, then threw in another regular price jersey that I've wanted for a while too. On top of that I used a 20% coupon code: GG72 so I got 3 jerseys for $120 shipped! Not bad...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-06, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By CranialCrusader

Thanks everyone! I should add that I scared...

Thanks everyone!

I should add that I scared the crap out of my poor cat when that tube blew. He is now almost as afraid of my bike as the vacuum cleaner! Maybe now he will quit rubbing his face on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-06, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By CranialCrusader

Ordered 700Cx25, received 23

I received an order of some Continental Grand Prix 4000 tires to put on my Bontrager Select wheels. Unfortunately they sent the wrong size! I ordered (and saw on my packing slip) 700Cx25 but received...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-06, 07:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,197
Posted By CranialCrusader

The girlfriend and I both have Bontrager Select...

The girlfriend and I both have Bontrager Select wheels/tires. I have over 600 miles on mine and she has 450 miles on hers. So far no flats for either of us.

I did order some GP 4000's from...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-06, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By CranialCrusader

Anyone know how this compares to the 1up trainer?...

Anyone know how this compares to the 1up trainer? I really would like the ability to get watts/speed or some sort of output so I can track progress. It doesn't seem like the 1up has any sort of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-06, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 409
Posted By CranialCrusader

I ride with my Garmin Forerunner 301 (in bicycle...

I ride with my Garmin Forerunner 301 (in bicycle mode). I have found it to be extremely accurate with distance and speed (always within .1-.2 miles of people with standard bicycle computers).

It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-06, 09:58 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,878
Posted By CranialCrusader

2125.43+44 = 2169.43

2125.43+44 = 2169.43
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-06, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By CranialCrusader

Thanks a lot! I'll give it a shot. Those Ultegra...

Thanks a lot! I'll give it a shot. Those Ultegra 6500 brake calipers seem like a good deal on sale like that ($34 each, shipped).

My CC company offers virtual card numbers for online transactions...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-06, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By CranialCrusader

The site design/layout is horrible. Is it...

The site design/layout is horrible. Is it trustworthy?


CranialCrusader
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-06, 03:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 684
Posted By CranialCrusader

The girlfriend and I both have 1500's and like...

The girlfriend and I both have 1500's and like them a lot. Recently I tried out a Madone (62cm carbon) which was too small for me, but it was definately lighter than my 63cm 1500.



I find the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-06, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By CranialCrusader

Behind the wheel

This past weekend I cleaned the dust (literally) off of my motherís bike and got her to go on a short, very easy, 6 mile ride with my girlfriend and me. As we were riding through the housing...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-06, 01:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,151
Posted By CranialCrusader

I can't help you with upgrades but I want to know...

I can't help you with upgrades but I want to know where this bike store is. You rode out for $500 (~$200 under list w/o tax) with at least $100 in upgrades AND free LIFETIME TUNEUPS?!? As far as I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-06, 03:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,219
Posted By CranialCrusader

I'm 6'6" and ran into the same problem, although...

I'm 6'6" and ran into the same problem, although my legs are longer than yours. I looked at specs online and decided to get the Trek 1500 63cm last month.

Basically I just took the risk and...
Forum: Triathlon
06-05-06, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By CranialCrusader

Any chance that this frame will be able to fit a...

Any chance that this frame will be able to fit a guy who is 6'6"? :D

I'm not in the market for a tri bike yet (current road bike is plenty of bike for me) but in 2 years I'll be ready to drop...
05-31-06, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By CranialCrusader

New bike, wheel out of true?

I got a new Trek 1500 (63cm) at the beginning of May and I have a little less than 250 miles on it. Today while bringing my bike out I noticed that the rear wheel was badly out of true.

So I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-06, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By CranialCrusader

My grilfriend and I just bought 1500's this...

My grilfriend and I just bought 1500's this month. We are new to riding and after some research found these to be the best value out there. I also like it because of the 63cm frame, one of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-06, 02:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,042
Posted By CranialCrusader

Ah yes, the compressibility factor! I thought you...

Ah yes, the compressibility factor! I thought you were using a slightly different form of the ideal gas equation commonly used by civil engineers. It boils down to a unit conversion factor.

To...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-06, 01:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,042
Posted By CranialCrusader

:beer: This is correct sir!!! Except I...

:beer:

This is correct sir!!! Except I prefer the chemical engineering PV = nRT (where n is in gram moles) but I digress.


CranialCrusader
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-06, 09:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By CranialCrusader

Shifting under power

I recently bought a trek 1500 with a double up front instead of the normal triple. I didnít get lucky with parts and have only ultegra derailleur in the front and 105 in the rear. (All the other...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-06, 08:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,042
Posted By CranialCrusader

Yeah that too! Imagine trying to fight a 20...

Yeah that too!

Imagine trying to fight a 20 mph wind with that kind of density!

For additional reading on pressure, check out wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pressure_gauge
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-06, 08:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,042
Posted By CranialCrusader

Because the pressure measured in a bike tire is...

Because the pressure measured in a bike tire is gauge pressure. Also known as PSIG (Pounds per square inch gauge). The pressure you are talking about, 14.7, is absolute pressure (standard at 1...
07-09-03, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By CranialCrusader

Here is a picture of it! CranialCrusader

Here is a picture of it!

CranialCrusader
07-09-03, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By CranialCrusader

PS I looked at the front crankset, it's...

PS

I looked at the front crankset, it's obvious that the 30T is made of steel while the others are Al.


CranialCrusader
07-09-03, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By CranialCrusader

I'm hoping it's not. It's just something I know...

I'm hoping it's not. It's just something I know from schooling as an engineer that dissimilar metals in contact will often corrode very quickly through an electrochemical reaction. Although I'm not...
07-09-03, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By CranialCrusader

Thank you for the advice! I didnít want drop bars...

Thank you for the advice! I didnít want drop bars yet, I donít think Iím ready for a full on road bike.

I read that the 30t chain ring is made of steel while the other chain rings are aluminum. I...
07-09-03, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By CranialCrusader

Bought my first bike today!

Wow,

I got my bike today. A Jamis Coda Sport for $450 + 6% Michigan sales tax for a total of about $477, bone stock. I took it out for its madden voyage of about 6 miles of relatively flat bike...
07-09-03, 09:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,167
Posted By CranialCrusader

PV = nRT is the equation I would use for...

PV = nRT is the equation I would use for calculating tire pressure changes. However there are some assumptions that go along with it. (Your tire does change shape when it is inflated, so V isn't...
07-09-03, 08:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 909
Posted By CranialCrusader

Notre Dame, in South Bend. I'm going to be a...

Notre Dame, in South Bend. I'm going to be a graduate student there.

I'm looking forward to it! :D

I see Nashbar.com ran out of stock on those jerseys. They aren't listed any more! I guess we...
07-09-03, 08:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 909
Posted By CranialCrusader

Yep, I'm moving to Indiana in August! Not...

Yep, I'm moving to Indiana in August!

Not married.

I'll have a 'job' there in Indiana. It's rather interesting work actually.

So what if I'm tall? Where is your sense of adventure!

Have a...
07-08-03, 11:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 909
Posted By CranialCrusader

If you can afford two of those I'll be your man! ...

If you can afford two of those I'll be your man!

23 y/o, 6'5" tall, and a college graduate!

:beer:

CranialCrusader
07-06-03, 10:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By CranialCrusader

They were going to rob your corpse. :crash: ...

They were going to rob your corpse.

:crash:

CranialCrusader
06-25-03, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,128
Posted By CranialCrusader

Chasbo, The reason I don't want the Trek...

Chasbo,

The reason I don't want the Trek 7500 FX is I to spend more than ~$500. I like the Sirrus from what I've seen about it so far. I should be able to get it for less than $500 as well.
...
06-24-03, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,128
Posted By CranialCrusader

Trek 7300 and upgrades.

Since I'm unable to get the Kona Jake the Sanke or Dr. Dew in my size (largest possible) I've decided to start looking at the Trek Hybrids.

I was going to spend ~$900 on the Kona bikes, but since...
06-09-03, 11:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By CranialCrusader

Haven't been to CA in years so I can't answer...

Haven't been to CA in years so I can't answer your shop question. I've heard some good stuff about the Surly but also look at Kona's "Jake the Snake"
...
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