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Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-09, 01:24 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-09, 01:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,652
Posted By lemurhouse

Thanks. They seem ok to the touch, but that's...

Thanks. They seem ok to the touch, but that's unloaded. Is there a particular way to evaluate other than just the sound?

I guess I should probably should replace my bearings like the OP.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-09, 01:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,652
Posted By lemurhouse

I have a set of AC 420's, a little over 3,000...

I have a set of AC 420's, a little over 3,000 miles on them. They have been good wheels but are indeed flexy. I'm 180 lbs, sprinter. About a month ago I started breaking spokes on the rear wheel. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-09, 04:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,024
Posted By lemurhouse

I would get migraines which lasted anywhere from...

I would get migraines which lasted anywhere from a day to three days. It took me a long time to realize they were migraines, even though I had the ocular strobing/aura, could feel them coming a day...
09-11-09, 11:35 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,309
Posted By lemurhouse

1 FG conversion 1 FG track 1 road 1 mtn ...

1 FG conversion
1 FG track
1 road
1 mtn
1 1951 3 speed cruiser (very awesome)
1 heap of bits which would probably add up to a frankenbike or two
09-11-09, 11:19 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,280
Posted By lemurhouse

I first rode fixed in 1985. I'm 53. 1....

I first rode fixed in 1985. I'm 53.

1. What influenced you to ride fixed.

Back then I didn't know anybody riding fixed and there wasn't much info available about it. I converted an old...
09-11-09, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By lemurhouse

Wow. Incredible. Thanks for posting.

Wow. Incredible. Thanks for posting.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-09, 10:44 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 10,667
Posted By lemurhouse

I think UMD covered the issue and I don't want to...

I think UMD covered the issue and I don't want to re-ignite the debate. But I'll go ahead and be the one to say that riding up hills with taller gearing and lower cadences does indeed make you...
08-11-09, 11:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,320
Posted By lemurhouse

I raced in the Cat 5's 35+. Got a 3rd, a 3rd,...

I raced in the Cat 5's 35+. Got a 3rd, a 3rd, and a 1st on successive weekends, and won the points/omnium. Got some sweet gamjam socks in a prime. Not bad for an old geezer race age 53 and...
Replies: 48
Views: 8,514
Posted By lemurhouse

Thanks for the info and advice everyone. I've...

Thanks for the info and advice everyone. I've got an old pair of aero bars from back in the day and I'll see how they work out. I've no intention of buying super fancy wheel(s) or helmet etc., but...
05-14-09, 10:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,998
Posted By lemurhouse

Long distance on fixed gear is good fun and...

Long distance on fixed gear is good fun and really not that tough once you are used to it. Or I should say that 100 miles is no biggie. I do that pretty regularly, but do not have experience doing...
Replies: 48
Views: 8,514
Posted By lemurhouse

Thanks very much for your responses. The Bike...

Thanks very much for your responses. The Bike Radar article was just the thing I was looking for. I understand that there are other factors involved and that lab data doesn't translate exactly to...
Replies: 48
Views: 8,514
Posted By lemurhouse

Kilo: how much time can I cut w/aero components?

Question for experienced track riders: How much time can I cut off of my kilo time trial time if I go from a standard track/sprint set up to more aero components? There are lots of factors that...
08-07-08, 02:23 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 11,621
Posted By lemurhouse

Madagascar, Denmark, Netherlands, Haiti,...

Madagascar, Denmark, Netherlands, Haiti, Guatemala, Mexico.

Virginia, Maryland, DC, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Iowa, Tennessee, Florida, Louisiana, Vermont,...
07-29-08, 08:28 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 16,043
Posted By lemurhouse

I'm in. Started yesterday. Racing age 52. We...

I'm in. Started yesterday. Racing age 52. We shall see.
Forum: Southeast
07-22-08, 06:29 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,398
Posted By lemurhouse

1. Trek_Rider_05 - Alexandria, VA 2....

1. Trek_Rider_05 - Alexandria, VA
2. Coyote_hiker Washington, DC
3. dpara - Alexandria
4. Routergod- Springfield
5. Deskjockey - Arlington
6. roadCruiser76 - Charles Town WV
7. Crack Monkey -...
07-21-08, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By lemurhouse

I've got an old viscount in the garage that one...

I've got an old viscount in the garage that one day I will build up for my wife. Make sure the viscount that you are interested doesn't have the infamous "death fork." If you google it there's...
07-05-08, 08:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,384
Posted By lemurhouse

Good point about conservation of power once...

Good point about conservation of power once you've spun-up the wheel.

But with regard to acceleration, are you including track events like the kilo (or at my age the 500m) where you accelerate...
01-01-08, 10:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,069
Posted By lemurhouse

Yes

Yes
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By lemurhouse

What is an OK time for the kilo @ 50 years?

What's an OK / competitive time for the kilometer for a 50 year old male?

A quick search showed times around 1:15, but I don't have enough info to know how competitive that is.

Many thanks.

L
08-05-07, 11:44 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,235
Posted By lemurhouse

50 years old, almost all of my riding is fixed. ...

50 years old, almost all of my riding is fixed. 42X15 for all around or distance, 48X15 for the park. Riding fixed has strengthened my knees. If I run too much my knees will feel it. Not a...
08-03-07, 07:52 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,536
Posted By lemurhouse

People are different, obviously, and what works...

People are different, obviously, and what works from some won't work for others.

Speaking for myself, my left leg is significantly shorter than the right. I use a cleat shim to compensate, but the...
08-03-07, 07:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,536
Posted By lemurhouse

FWIW I put something like 1,500 miles on my B-17...

FWIW I put something like 1,500 miles on my B-17 and it still wasn't truly broken in. It had "conformed" a bit, but wasn't really comfortable. Then I happened to ride a century in the rain, and...
Replies: 20
Views: 868
Posted By lemurhouse

This is exactly why I got out of endurance racing...

This is exactly why I got out of endurance racing 20 years ago. The training load, on top of a career, didn't leave enough time for my family which included two young children. I made efficient use...
03-18-07, 11:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,502
Posted By lemurhouse

+1 on the yoga rec.

+1 on the yoga rec.
03-14-07, 08:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 962
Posted By lemurhouse

I've pulled the uppers off of the soles of bike...

I've pulled the uppers off of the soles of bike shoes before. (If that's what you're talking about.) Its more about old shoes delaminating than it is supernatural power in the legs. Shoegoo will...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-07, 07:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,572
Posted By lemurhouse

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w162/lemurhouse...

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w162/lemurhouse/200702BlueFix.jpg
03-12-07, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 946
Posted By lemurhouse

This used to happen to be quite frequently when I...

This used to happen to be quite frequently when I was very fit. (20 years ago, unfortunately not now.) I was doing a large amount of endurance training and racing, and my resting heart rate was...
03-10-07, 08:49 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,991
Posted By lemurhouse

The Cyclist. Pretty good movie from Iran. ...

The Cyclist. Pretty good movie from Iran.

edit: ok, the image didn't work but you can find it here: http://www.amazon.com/Cyclist-Mohsen-Makhmalbaf/dp/images/B00063MCPM
...
Forum: Northeast
03-09-07, 10:27 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 28,557
Posted By lemurhouse

1. Trek_Rider_05 - Alexandria, VA 2. cc_rider -...

1. Trek_Rider_05 - Alexandria, VA
2. cc_rider - Falls Church, VA
3. ks1g - Herndon, VA
4. derath - Baltimore, MD
5. Marylandnewbie - Silver Spring, MD
6. bluehorizons -- Columbia Heights, DC
7....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-07, 08:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,635
Posted By lemurhouse

A couple of years ago I started riding again...

A couple of years ago I started riding again after a very long layoff. I bought a pretty good road bike which was newer and nicer than my somewhat vintage ride. Told myself that if I started riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-07, 07:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,409
Posted By lemurhouse

100 miles fixed is no biggie as long as the hills...

100 miles fixed is no biggie as long as the hills aren't too steep. I do it, usually by myself because going fixed means I have to ride my own pace. 42 x 15, about 73 gear inches is about right for...
Replies: 2
Views: 733
Posted By lemurhouse

I've got a wheelset with black anodized deep V's....

I've got a wheelset with black anodized deep V's. I ordered 'em on the web from IROcycles a year or two ago. Inexpensive at +/- $300, but the formula/IRO hubs are so/so. Wheelset is very stiff and...
Replies: 1,027
Views: 555,501
Posted By lemurhouse

Thanks. Its a Trek 600 from 1985. Its not...

Thanks. Its a Trek 600 from 1985. Its not fancy, but has Reynolds 531 steel and a nice geometry. Too flexy for racing but very comfy and stable. It was starting to develop some some rust so I had...
02-20-07, 09:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,241
Posted By lemurhouse

Go for it. Very doable espescially if you train...

Go for it. Very doable espescially if you train any reasonable amount. But be realistic about your gear selection. Too tall is not good, but too short isn't much better. So choose something you...
Replies: 1,027
Views: 555,501
Posted By lemurhouse

I've ridden this frame for 22 years and with...

I've ridden this frame for 22 years and with several different build configurations. I've got fancier bikes but this is still the one I like best for long rides.
...
02-20-07, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 105,128
Posted By lemurhouse

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w162/lemurhouse...

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w162/lemurhouse/200702BlueFix.jpg
Replies: 26
Views: 2,846
Posted By lemurhouse

Many thanks to all who responded with their...

Many thanks to all who responded with their input.

The brevets around here in Virginia and Maryland seem to be fairly twisty/turny with plenty of opportunities to go off-course, so I guess I'll...
Replies: 26
Views: 2,846
Posted By lemurhouse

Bike computers and brevets

Howdy. Is it inescapable that I need a computer to ride brevets -- i.e. an odometer to follow cue sheets? I find it much more enjoyable to ride without a computer, free from the tyranny of...
02-08-07, 12:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,291
Posted By lemurhouse

My 3/32 setup is dead silent, my 1/8 is noisy. ...

My 3/32 setup is dead silent, my 1/8 is noisy. Chainline, tension, lube are right on, the thing is just noisy. Dunno why but there it is.
02-08-07, 12:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,090
Posted By lemurhouse

I did that ride last year, 73 inches fixed. The...

I did that ride last year, 73 inches fixed. The section thru Bastrop St. park was a challenge, but not nearly as bad as people make it out to be. The hills there are steep but short. You'll have...
Forum: Southeast
11-06-06, 08:04 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 14,188
Posted By lemurhouse

Arlington VA

Arlington VA
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-06, 05:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,427
Posted By lemurhouse

Man, that's a lot of weight to lose in nine...

Man, that's a lot of weight to lose in nine months. Good on ya.
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By lemurhouse

Any views on the guys who did it fixed gear? I...

Any views on the guys who did it fixed gear? I saw before the race that there were four or five guys who were riding fixed...there is a separate fixed category now. They all seemed to have chosen...
11-02-06, 03:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,090
Posted By lemurhouse

Odd that you would give this sort of advice,...

Odd that you would give this sort of advice, after your rant about the powdercoating business.
11-01-06, 02:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,090
Posted By lemurhouse

That's what I do. UPS instead of paying the...

That's what I do. UPS instead of paying the airline. Get a used box for free from your lbs and reinforce it with extra cardboard and lots of tape.

http://bicycleswest.com/page.cfm?PageID=168
11-01-06, 11:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,906
Posted By lemurhouse

choice of wheels does make a pretty big...

choice of wheels does make a pretty big difference tho.
10-31-06, 01:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,708
Posted By lemurhouse

OK, you're entitled to your opinion just like...

OK, you're entitled to your opinion just like everybody else. But maybe you shouldn't be so quick to call BS. I've done penty of triathlons - at all distances, and plenty of open water swims too,...
10-31-06, 11:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,708
Posted By lemurhouse

[ [open-water hasnt (read: cant) suffer the...

[
[open-water hasnt (read: cant) suffer the same fate.]

Even open-water swimming has been compromised. Wetsuits were prohibited until the mid-80s. There was a huge debate then whether or not...
10-31-06, 09:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,567
Posted By lemurhouse

OP: I ride long distance using bullhorns and...

OP: I ride long distance using bullhorns and they are fine, provided your setup dialed-in and is right for you. Some of my friends insist that bullhorns don't have enough hand positions and...
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