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07-25-11, 03:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 579
Posted By DavidLee

No, I wash my socks.

No, I wash my socks.
07-13-11, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By DavidLee

I lube mine every 100 miles.

I lube mine every 100 miles.
07-12-11, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 965
Posted By DavidLee

^ Agreed, consider it a battle scar that's adding...

^ Agreed, consider it a battle scar that's adding character to your bike.
07-07-11, 04:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,903
Posted By DavidLee

Nice story bro, I don't believe it but the effort...

Nice story bro, I don't believe it but the effort was there & I do appreciate it.
06-27-11, 03:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,809
Posted By DavidLee

Nashbar Trekking Bar for my hybrid. On sale for...

Nashbar Trekking Bar for my hybrid. On sale for 10 bucks. :)
06-27-11, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By DavidLee

Try these two sites since you don't have cable...

Try these two sites since you don't have cable tv.

http://cyclingfans.com/
http://www.steephill.tv/tour-de-france/
05-15-11, 11:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,203
Posted By DavidLee

Post the pics of the bike & rack when you take...

Post the pics of the bike & rack when you take them.
05-14-11, 09:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,203
Posted By DavidLee

Ditto on the Saris Bones 2 rack, has never failed...

Ditto on the Saris Bones 2 rack, has never failed me. All 3 clamps failed at once?
05-14-11, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By DavidLee

So grief stricken this poster they could not...

So grief stricken this poster they could not muster the necessary key strokes & has resorted to a failed attempt of Morse code.
05-14-11, 04:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,643
Posted By DavidLee

I'm sorry I must have misinterpreted your thread...

I'm sorry I must have misinterpreted your thread title. "How do you polish a bike?" You ask about bikes then ***** about not getting product suggestions designed for car detailing. Not all bikes are...
05-13-11, 04:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,643
Posted By DavidLee

Pedros Bike Lust...

Pedros Bike Lust...
05-06-11, 04:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 508
Posted By DavidLee

Chain lube is cheap, buy a bottle of wax lube...

Chain lube is cheap, buy a bottle of wax lube from your LBS or an online retailer, it will last a season or 2 or longer. As for cleaning, wipe with a paper towel or an old rag using mineral spirits...
05-06-11, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By DavidLee

Different size tires require different size tubes...

Different size tires require different size tubes & the range of sizes varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. As long as the tube is within the range that your specific tire needs you will be...
04-27-11, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By DavidLee

I bought this to combat my SAD this past winter,...

I bought this to combat my SAD this past winter, works great!

NatureBright SunTouch Plus Light and Ion Therapy Lamp...
04-25-11, 03:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,864
Posted By DavidLee

Everyone has at least 1 incident like this while...

Everyone has at least 1 incident like this while cycling sometime in their lives. I've had 3 such incidents with the last 1 occurring last weekend. I was on my way home when a college aged kid leans...
04-23-11, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,386
Posted By DavidLee

I suggest you stop fretting about the frame...

I suggest you stop fretting about the frame that's busted & just start looking forward to getting a new one & riding again. Sorry it's not some "Tibetan mountain top philosophical Neo it is not the...
04-23-11, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 13,354
Posted By DavidLee

Going from a 35mm to a 23mm is quite a stretch &...

Going from a 35mm to a 23mm is quite a stretch & 23mm tires on that bike will make for a horribly rough ride. For the bike you have I would go down to perhaps a 28mm at most or 32mm (32mm being...
Forum: Foo
04-22-11, 09:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 949
Posted By DavidLee

Well Comcast sent an actual Comcast technician...

Well Comcast sent an actual Comcast technician out today & as I suspected the kid never removed the filter from the outside. On top of that the technician told me that the kid gave me a box...
04-21-11, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By DavidLee

It could very well be that there was nothing...

It could very well be that there was nothing wrong with the bike at all, nor you. First decide what kind of riding you want to do? Road, trails, commuting? Do you want something fast & furious or...
04-19-11, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,208
Posted By DavidLee

Strange, I was just thinking about the same thing...

Strange, I was just thinking about the same thing today for the trekking bars on my hybrid. Google pulled up this,...
Forum: Foo
04-17-11, 01:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 949
Posted By DavidLee

Well, it's funny how a 25 mile bike ride makes a...

Well, it's funny how a 25 mile bike ride makes a person feel better isn't it? :) It's windy as all hell outside today which I don't mind as it forces me to spin but I digress. Unlikely that Comcast...
Forum: Foo
04-17-11, 08:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 949
Posted By DavidLee

Comcast subcontractor rant.

So I was to have a Comcast subcontractor come over & install digital cable for me yesterday. He shows up past the 3 hour time period scheduled, granted the weather was bad so I gave him a pass. He...
04-13-11, 05:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By DavidLee

Just FYI, read his entire post.

Just FYI, read his entire post.
04-13-11, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By DavidLee

Sheldon Brown's bike glossary...

Sheldon Brown's bike glossary (http://sheldonbrown.com/glossary.html), have fun. :)
04-12-11, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By DavidLee

From their UK store...

From their UK store (http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/HBOOMI/on-one-midge-handlebar), they will KILL you on shipping.
04-11-11, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By DavidLee

First time clipless I went down, I'm pretty sure...

First time clipless I went down, I'm pretty sure someone saw my slow motion asphalt dive. Friday, April 13th (I kid you not) 2007 I successfully avoided a pickup truck that pulled out in front of me....
04-10-11, 08:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,959
Posted By DavidLee

Thanks. I had no problems at all putting the...

Thanks. I had no problems at all putting the original shifter & brake levers on those bars. The only thing that I will add is that if you go with the trekking bars set up the way I have unless you...
04-10-11, 08:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,959
Posted By DavidLee

I would worry about bike weight if: a) I was a...

I would worry about bike weight if:
a) I was a pro/aspiring pro
b) I was at my peak lightest healthiest weight
c) competed in cyclocross
d) the bike in question wasn't a hybrid

You're on a...
04-10-11, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By DavidLee

Test ride the bikes at your LBS & ask to see some...

Test ride the bikes at your LBS & ask to see some of their lower end road bikes with drop bars if they have any in your price range & you are curious about the drops -vs- flat bars. 1 of my bikes is...
04-09-11, 10:16 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,398
Posted By DavidLee

You don't have to spend a fortune on cycling...

You don't have to spend a fortune on cycling specific clothing. An $8 "Starter" poly t-shirt (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Starter-Men-s-Short-Sleeve-Dri-Star-Wicking-Tee/15066414)from Walmart works...
04-03-11, 08:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,055
Posted By DavidLee

I have a set of Nashbar trekking bars...

I have a set of Nashbar trekking bars (http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_175533_-1___) on my 7.5 FX & love them. They give me a 3 different grips while riding. Wide like I'm holding a...
04-03-11, 08:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,307
Posted By DavidLee

Rode my first bike round 7 or 8 years old,...

Rode my first bike round 7 or 8 years old, stopped around 12-13. Didn't take up cycling until I was 32. Damn that's a lot of lost years.
04-03-11, 06:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,076
Posted By DavidLee

I can do most everything myself but admittedly I...

I can do most everything myself but admittedly I am completely useless in replacing shift cables.
04-03-11, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5,484
Views: 1,253,094
Posted By DavidLee

Thanks. :)

Thanks. :)
04-03-11, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7,381
Views: 2,148,415
Posted By DavidLee

Thanks. It's not that I don't like it, I love it....

Thanks. It's not that I don't like it, I love it. I just suffer from the "I always want more bikes" disease, the problem is the size of my apartment. :p




Great bike btw, I love red & black...
04-02-11, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By DavidLee

Best to store them indoors & out of direct...

Best to store them indoors & out of direct sunlight. Standard butyl tubes should last years. As for tires I would think that it depends a lot on the tire itself, (materials made of & manufacturer...
04-02-11, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7,381
Views: 2,148,415
Posted By DavidLee

My '06 Trek 7.5 FX. Upgrades & changes include a...

My '06 Trek 7.5 FX. Upgrades & changes include a Nashbar trekking handlebar, eggbeaters, Brooks B-17, 35-C Schwalbe Marathons, an 11-34 cassette, a Planet Bike Superflash & Topeak Road Morph (not...
04-01-11, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5,484
Views: 1,253,094
Posted By DavidLee

My '09 steel SST. ...

My '09 steel SST.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_XLTBaucFbD4/TZZqYEYtplI/AAAAAAAAAF4/wVms2APgMHw/s800/sst7.jpg
04-01-11, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,178,622
Posted By DavidLee

My '09 steel SST. ...

My '09 steel SST.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_XLTBaucFbD4/TZZqYEYtplI/AAAAAAAAAF4/wVms2APgMHw/s800/sst7.jpg
03-27-11, 02:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,546
Posted By DavidLee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwkJfkl-clw ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwkJfkl-clw

pretty much my theme song for everything.
Forum: Commuting
03-27-11, 04:02 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,958
Posted By DavidLee

Hehehe, I've been off the forum for ages & it's...

Hehehe, I've been off the forum for ages & it's nice to see this is still a topic. Just ride ............... just ride. :ride:
Forum: Foo
06-28-09, 12:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,551
Posted By DavidLee

I feel for the family & friends of these...

I feel for the family & friends of these celebrities that died but hold them in no more regard than any of the nameless & faceless people that die each & every day. People live, people die. Some are...
06-20-09, 05:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,281
Posted By DavidLee

Damn :twitchy:, that's a lot of unnecessary work...

Damn :twitchy:, that's a lot of unnecessary work IMO! I'm pretty simple. Wipe with paper towel, use wax lube, let dry & wipe excess.
06-14-09, 06:17 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,065
Posted By DavidLee

33 mph down a pretty good hill, I'm a wuss after...

33 mph down a pretty good hill, I'm a wuss after my accident & surgery. :p
06-14-09, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By DavidLee

A half an inch & my legs suffered.

The past couple of days my legs felt like they were taking a beating & I just didn't have it in me. Today felt worse than yesterday but I couldn't put my finger on it right away. Then it hit me like...
06-05-09, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,161
Posted By DavidLee

Nope, that's what the spacer kit is for. Just add...

Nope, that's what the spacer kit is for. Just add & remove the individual spacers around until you find the proper chain line. Remember that the only thing you are removing from your wheel is the...
05-31-09, 06:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,161
Posted By DavidLee

Go ahead & do it. I did it to my 24 speed last...

Go ahead & do it. I did it to my 24 speed last Spring when I broke my left shifter lever, I couldn't be happier with the bike. Don't worry about the vertical dropout, that's nothing that a chain...
Forum: Commuting
05-30-09, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By DavidLee

Planet Bike Hardcore ATB Fenders...

Planet Bike Hardcore ATB Fenders (http://ecom1.planetbike.com/7007.html)

Fits tires 26"x1.75" to 2.25"

http://ecom1.planetbike.com/planetbike/media/7007.jpg
05-30-09, 06:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By DavidLee

outstanding & thanks!

outstanding & thanks!
05-30-09, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By DavidLee

Milwaukee Bicycle Co. Wheel Builder, anyone use it?

Hey there, has anyone ever used Milwaukee Bicycle Co. wheel builder (http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=464&zenid=b9cb2d91e8e7b09de2dfb219b5322b05)? If so did you like the...
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