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04-19-08, 07:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,290
Posted By Swimjim

Now this thread is real comedy. Real cyclists...

Now this thread is real comedy. Real cyclists look malnourished to say the least. I suppose legs is all they have. No upper body, no arms no mid section. Not a good look. I also noticed that...
03-19-08, 05:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,007
Posted By Swimjim

I think a medium size frame would probably work. ...

I think a medium size frame would probably work. Before going with the Schwinn, I'd scope out Craigs list and check out the local ST Vinnies/Goodwills. I've found some great rides there very...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-08, 08:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,578
Posted By Swimjim

Prius, you got to be kidding? That gets the same...

Prius, you got to be kidding? That gets the same mileage as much roomier diesels not to mention some gas models. A really POOR choice. Personally I drive a GMC cargo van. I'll suck you guys down my...
03-15-08, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By Swimjim

Nice ride! Looks fast just sitting there. Ride...

Nice ride! Looks fast just sitting there. Ride hard and ride safe!

Jim
03-13-08, 06:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By Swimjim

Good morning and welcome James. At minimum you...

Good morning and welcome James. At minimum you should probably clean and lube your chain and sprocket set. Simple green works good to clean it. I like Rock 'N' Roll chain lube. I usually squirt...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-08, 05:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,168
Posted By Swimjim

Why not ride your bike, early mornings and...

Why not ride your bike, early mornings and weekends, do track and get a job. Believe you me, I know your a teenager, but there is life before noon. Besides, riding in the morning will make you more...
03-11-08, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By Swimjim

You probably just need to tweak your barrel...

You probably just need to tweak your barrel adjusters a bit. Have you taken a Park Tool class yet? I would highly reccomend it. Looks like you have the gel pads under the handle bar tape. I just...
03-06-08, 08:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,731
Posted By Swimjim

For the guys on the left coast who will be upset...

For the guys on the left coast who will be upset by my previous post. Come to Wisconsin and ride. You'll find an entirely different world. I can guarrentee that. Do the Leinenkugels ride in...
03-06-08, 08:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,731
Posted By Swimjim

As Mr. checkov on Star Trek would say "Vinter...

As Mr. checkov on Star Trek would say "Vinter Sucks!" To be honest I do feel for the guys in California as they are stuck there. ha. Been out there. No thanks. We've had about 90 inches of snow...
03-03-08, 10:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,917
Posted By Swimjim

What a score! Good job man, your going to love...

What a score! Good job man, your going to love that bike! have fun with it!

Jim
03-03-08, 10:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By Swimjim

I remember a couple years ago on bike Florida...

I remember a couple years ago on bike Florida this couple from Ohio came screaming past on a tandem. I was riding with my Uncle and we pulled in behind and drafted them. After a couple miles I got...
03-02-08, 10:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,407
Posted By Swimjim

Theres a young lady about my age(uh hem) in my...

Theres a young lady about my age(uh hem) in my local bike club who has one and she's really fast. She can keep up with the greyhounds on a 25 mile training ride, so Specialized can't be too bad. I've...
03-02-08, 10:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 826
Posted By Swimjim

Ditto dirtbikedude. You really need to work your...

Ditto dirtbikedude. You really need to work your way up with shorter rides before biting off a 63 miler. A good hard ride deserves a Guiniss stout. That usually improves the post ride attitude for...
03-01-08, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By Swimjim

Come up my way. That don't call Illinois the...

Come up my way. That don't call Illinois the flat lands for nothing. Wisconsin is a whole different animal. I'll take you out near Holy Hill and you'll be saying holy c**p if you can in fact...
02-28-08, 07:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,112
Posted By Swimjim

I have ridden for a bunch of years now. Club...

I have ridden for a bunch of years now. Club rides, rides with friends and a lot of solo riding. Cycling is a sport thats got an over abundance of not so nice people. Don't know why, it just is. ...
02-25-08, 07:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,073
Posted By Swimjim

Sham pain Illinois, your winter will be over in...

Sham pain Illinois, your winter will be over in 30 days or so. Hang in there you'll make 'er! Besides, you've got to get ready for the Three Stooges ride in Lebanon Illinois first week of May!
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02-25-08, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 502
Posted By Swimjim

Set yourself a goal and give yourself a big...

Set yourself a goal and give yourself a big carrot. This year my big carrot, or at least the first one is doing Bike Florida. A reward that leads to more riding and more importantly fun and...
02-19-08, 07:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,530
Posted By Swimjim

I see skinny roadies in the bike shop all the...

I see skinny roadies in the bike shop all the time. I feel sorry for them really. Sure they can ride long and fast, but so can I. I know that if I can keep up with them on the flats, I can walk...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-08, 09:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,915
Posted By Swimjim

That's not restricted to California, there are...

That's not restricted to California, there are Darwin award candidates everywhere.

Jim
02-10-08, 09:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,591
Posted By Swimjim

I think getting a set of bar ends and a little...

I think getting a set of bar ends and a little bar tape would help. There was a similar suggestion above that would work I'm sure. Bar ends can be had cheap enough. I have a home built...
02-08-08, 10:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,247
Posted By Swimjim

Krispy Cream??? You guys make me laugh. Theres a...

Krispy Cream??? You guys make me laugh. Theres a good old fashioned bakery in Munising Michigan. I stop there once a year and buy a dozen assorted doughnuts. The box weighs about ten pounds. I'll...
02-07-08, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By Swimjim

What do you mean? A little garlic and some hot...

What do you mean? A little garlic and some hot sauce and ground hog is gooood eatin'! Ha, sorry, couldn't resist.

Jim
02-07-08, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 942
Posted By Swimjim

I have 11,000+ on my 105 equipt Klein. It's on...

I have 11,000+ on my 105 equipt Klein. It's on it's second cassette and I put its third chain on a few hundred miles ago. Other then that, it's just been tires, tubes and brake pads. I took the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-08, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 889
Posted By Swimjim

You've invested in a bike, now invest in...

You've invested in a bike, now invest in yourself. Take a Park tool course. By the time your done with that, you'll be able to adjust things and make them right with confidence.

Jim
02-02-08, 04:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,037
Posted By Swimjim

A year ago November I was riding down the bike...

A year ago November I was riding down the bike trail and kicked up a buck with a rather large rack. I was going about 25 and he was pacing me. This lasted for a half mile when he turned up the...
Forum: Recumbent
02-01-08, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,433
Posted By Swimjim

I feel sorry for him as he is in his fifties and...

I feel sorry for him as he is in his fifties and believes he has his last bicycle. What about the other forty years or so?

Jim
02-01-08, 06:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,434
Posted By Swimjim

I have a Primal Jersey. Too hot for you it's...

I have a Primal Jersey. Too hot for you it's called. It has flames on it and it's pretty darn cool. It has worn well and I enjoy wearing it. Primal has a lot of cool designs. Some don't get...
01-22-08, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By Swimjim

Well, your experience with spinning may help, but...

Well, your experience with spinning may help, but I find this the most boring exercise known to man. I have an area where I set up so I can see a tv and I use mostly spinerval DVD's. Sometimes I'll...
01-21-08, 05:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 763
Posted By Swimjim

I highly recommend getting a DR. in the loop and...

I highly recommend getting a DR. in the loop and a heart rate monitor is a really good way to find out what your body is doing. Your doctor should be able to help you with that by the way.
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01-21-08, 05:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,226
Posted By Swimjim

If your active in your local bike club, find out...

If your active in your local bike club, find out if they spin together. Mine used too before the Greyhounds took over. The last few years I've been using a Nashbar fluid trainer and a combo of...
01-18-08, 04:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,932
Posted By Swimjim

As said, setting goals is a good way to get...

As said, setting goals is a good way to get motivated. I lived in Reading Pa for four years and I suspect that good riding days are scarce this time of year. Hence the dillema. Don't sweat it. ...
01-18-08, 04:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 571
Posted By Swimjim

I suppose it depends on what you are doing while...

I suppose it depends on what you are doing while on the trainer. I do Spinerval workout DVD's and follow as close as I can to the program. This does a couple of things. It helps stave off boredom...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-08, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 799
Posted By Swimjim

Yeah, you've got to do your homework. Just can't...

Yeah, you've got to do your homework. Just can't seem to get away from that. I picked up a Schwinn Tempo and use it for my rainy day back up bike. The Schwinn tempo was the first bike made in...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-07, 05:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,839
Posted By Swimjim

Yes, I tip the scales at over two hundred and my...

Yes, I tip the scales at over two hundred and my 105 brakes stop me fine. A piece of 400 grit sand paper and some flat black spray paint and I'll have cool lookin' brakes. But road bicycling isn't...
Forum: Recumbent
03-09-07, 05:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,142
Posted By Swimjim

If your in Northern Ill I'd do the Hostel shoppe...

If your in Northern Ill I'd do the Hostel shoppe in Stevens Point Wisconsin. I live just north of Milwaukee and went there to purchase my Rans Rocket. They know Bents, they are bents. It's "THE"...
Forum: Recumbent
12-12-06, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 974
Posted By Swimjim

If you have the components lying around, that is...

If you have the components lying around, that is a couple a DF's looking for work, Why not just spend a few bucks on the plans and go for it. It isnt that much. I install hardwood floors and...
Forum: Recumbent
11-06-06, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,031
Posted By Swimjim

The bicycle/recumbent business is different from...

The bicycle/recumbent business is different from most others in that with the exception of the frame, most parts are relatively generic. If you buy a bike that is no longer produced you will be able...
Forum: Recumbent
10-24-06, 04:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,162
Posted By Swimjim

Those are really great clips. I would like to...

Those are really great clips. I would like to save those for the dead of winter when the only riding I'm doing is on my trainer.

Jim
Forum: Recumbent
10-21-06, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By Swimjim

Might meed a standard trainer on one side and a...

Might meed a standard trainer on one side and a roller from Home depot on the other. As long as you can set the trainer to your specific wheel size your good to go.

Jim
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-06, 08:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,270
Posted By Swimjim

I own a 2002 Klein Quantum that I bought new. I...

I own a 2002 Klein Quantum that I bought new. I have something over eight thousand miles on it now. I think it rides very well. Certainly no harsher then the steel frame road bikes I've ridden. ...
03-17-06, 10:59 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 11,066
Posted By Swimjim

Its about furniture. Get your mind out of the...

Its about furniture. Get your mind out of the gutter.
03-17-06, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3,478
Views: 2,394,497
Posted By Swimjim

Height 5' 11". Winter weight 235. Riding season...

Height 5' 11". Winter weight 235. Riding season 220. Hills, I'll kick just about anyones butt in season. Locals anyway. The greyhounds get me in the flats though. Once it starts to push the high...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-06, 09:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,426
Posted By Swimjim

Right on!

Right on!
Forum: Introductions
03-15-06, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By Swimjim

Hey Brad I'll be coming down from behind...

Hey Brad

I'll be coming down from behind the cheese cutain to ride the Three Stooges ride out of Lebanon which is right outside St Louis. Its the first weekend in May. If you want to do an...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-06, 12:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 878
Posted By Swimjim

Todays ride was "ROCK THE HOUSE!!!" ...

Todays ride was "ROCK THE HOUSE!!!"

Jim
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-06, 07:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,595
Posted By Swimjim

I wear Mtb shoes and I really could care less. ...

I wear Mtb shoes and I really could care less. When I nip off to the pub for a Guiness after a hard ride they are comfortable and I don't have to walk on my heels.

Jim
03-11-06, 08:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,324
Posted By Swimjim

If you want to do classical listen to Wagner...

If you want to do classical listen to Wagner while you ride past everyone else. Personally I prefer Little Richard.

Jim
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-06, 08:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,426
Posted By Swimjim

We as a rule don't smoke and at least we take...

We as a rule don't smoke and at least we take baths.
10-16-05, 06:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 675
Posted By Swimjim

I bought that same bike off ebay this spring for...

I bought that same bike off ebay this spring for my daughter. A '74 Motobecane Mirage. It had Suntour equipment on it that was such a mess I discarded it and put shimano from an eigthies vintage...
09-19-05, 06:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,904
Posted By Swimjim

Y.U.M.A.K. = yuppie means young upwardly mobile...

Y.U.M.A.K. = yuppie means young upwardly mobile a** kisser. The sport is full of them.

Jim
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