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Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-09, 01:30 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,915
Posted By mr handy

My LBS gave me a pair of gloves just for being...

My LBS gave me a pair of gloves just for being me. I bought my bike there, and stop in from time to time to refill a water bottle, grab a patch kit... but that's about it. my bike budget is non...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-09, 07:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,310
Posted By mr handy

So a full right up and step by step instructions...

So a full right up and step by step instructions are coming shortly?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-09, 07:30 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,005
Posted By mr handy

Started wearing one before I started cycling....

Started wearing one before I started cycling. I've been wearing a livestrong band now since summer 04.
I started cycling in 05. I have several cancer survivors in my family and a few who have lost...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-09, 07:57 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,300
Posted By mr handy

I'm lifting right now and want to gain about 10. ...

I'm lifting right now and want to gain about 10. Currently setting at 160. My goal is to be able to bench 300lb, squat 350, and dead lift 375/400. Hard part is it gets hard to recover from rides...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-09, 04:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,257
Posted By mr handy

Man now I want to go see it... the nearist...

Man now I want to go see it... the nearist theater to me that is showing it is an hour away, and I have plans to work out tomorrow....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-09, 09:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,762
Posted By mr handy

But I thought Carbon will explode on contact with...

But I thought Carbon will explode on contact with the ground. My universe has now been turned upside down.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-09, 12:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,923
Posted By mr handy

Cannondale Six Carbon 3 TCR Advanced 3 ...

Cannondale Six Carbon 3

TCR Advanced 3

Cervelo S-1
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-09, 02:37 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 8,400
Posted By mr handy

I keep it simple Golf Racquetball Paintball...

I keep it simple
Golf
Racquetball
Paintball
Woodworking
weightlifting (this is a relatively new one)
tennis
Rockbanding with friends
cooking
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-09, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 993
Posted By mr handy

If you want to strengthen your back and legs, do...

If you want to strengthen your back and legs, do deadlifts... Ooh weight this it a bike forum never mind.

Doing weight training might add unnecessary muscle that will make your heavier, slow you...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-09, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By mr handy

I was going to suggest mixing and matching 2...

I was going to suggest mixing and matching 2 cassettes. this is more expensive then just buying what you want, but it give you choices to taylor your gearing to exactly what you want.

the 10speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-09, 09:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,726
Posted By mr handy

I had pro 2's now I have Conti's 4000's and I...

I had pro 2's now I have Conti's 4000's and I like the conty's better. There is to much sand on the road around here to push through corners hard enough to make any grip difference between the tires...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-09, 09:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,249
Posted By mr handy

I have a pair of Alex r2.0? wheels that came on...

I have a pair of Alex r2.0? wheels that came on my felt... I think they are the cheapest wheels Alex makes. They weight something like 2200 grams for the pair. My bike tipped over in the garage and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-09, 09:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,370
Posted By mr handy

does 60 count as cold... that's about how cold it...

does 60 count as cold... that's about how cold it will get here in about 2-3 months.... I cant wait. it is supposed to be in the low 80s over the weekend it will be great riding weather, A nice break...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-09, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By mr handy

I ride aluminum and do fine with it, even on...

I ride aluminum and do fine with it, even on rides of 60+ miles. go aluminum for durability sake IMO. Make sure it fits, it is worth spending a few hundred extra to get a bike that fits.

Go with...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-09, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By mr handy

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3.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-09, 09:12 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,783
Posted By mr handy

This summer my girlfriend was in a car accident...

This summer my girlfriend was in a car accident while on her way to work. She broke her neck and had to get surgery, two other people involved were not as lucky, one of them passed away. the 3 people...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-09, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,731
Posted By mr handy

I don't understand why they even make clamp on...

I don't understand why they even make clamp on derailleurs... I would think they would simply make braze on style derailleurs and sell them with the appropriate clamp, or simply sell the clamps...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-09, 03:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 764
Posted By mr handy

http://di1.shopping.com/images1/pi/dc/d1/c6/329309...

http://di1.shopping.com/images1/pi/dc/d1/c6/32930948-300x300-0-0_Champion_400_Lb_Olympic_Weight_Set_Set.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-09, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,265
Posted By mr handy

if someone wants to send me a red group I would...

if someone wants to send me a red group I would be happy to solve this problem... I am very good at problem solving.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-09, 08:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,729
Posted By mr handy

I would suggest that you could go to an 80mm stem...

I would suggest that you could go to an 80mm stem without making the bike to twitchy, I would also look into a new set of bars. I am personally riding a set of FSA Omega bars and they are great,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-09, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 691
Posted By mr handy

Plain old hacksaw here... I take my time and...

Plain old hacksaw here... I take my time and rotate the tube as I cut. Doing this leaves a very clean smooth cut. It's all about not tearing the fibers by pushing on them, let the tool do the work.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-09, 12:23 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 11,411
Posted By mr handy

I went down once or twice when I first started...

I went down once or twice when I first started riding clipless.
Recently I went down technically because I could not get my foot out in time, but really because I was crossing a 100 yard stretch of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-09, 06:20 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 20,795
Posted By mr handy

I'm 5'9&1/2" I ride A felt F80 with a 545mm...

I'm 5'9&1/2"
I ride A felt F80 with a 545mm top tube.

I would not want anything bigger, infact I would like something about a CM shorter TT
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-09, 11:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,186
Posted By mr handy

I didn't know New Balance made cycling shoes...

I didn't know New Balance made cycling shoes...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-09, 11:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,849
Posted By mr handy

I know what you mean about hiring, its the same...

I know what you mean about hiring, its the same here in tampa...

GL on the Job looks like a great way to make some cash without sitting behind a desk... really appeals to me... hopefully it cools...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-09, 03:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 795
Posted By mr handy

my GF suggests getting a gourd and hollowing it...

my GF suggests getting a gourd and hollowing it out... I assume similar to a cup.... Apparently there is a tribe in new guinea or some place that cover themselves with hollowed out guards.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-09, 09:56 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 29,513
Posted By mr handy

Great looking builds everyone... Makes me want to...

Great looking builds everyone... Makes me want to build up a bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-09, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 365
Posted By mr handy

The owner of my LBS rides one, I think his wife...

The owner of my LBS rides one, I think his wife does as well...
His has campy chorus 11 on it and is beautiful.no idea how it rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-09, 10:03 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,419
Posted By mr handy

I will throw in my hat and say a caad would be a...

I will throw in my hat and say a caad would be a great bike... I really do suggest going to the LBS and talking with them. If they are a good shop they should get you fitted and everything and a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-09, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By mr handy

Go Handbuilt... Mine survived getting hit by a...

Go Handbuilt... Mine survived getting hit by a car. :thumb::D
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-09, 07:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,094
Posted By mr handy

I'll jump back in and say that sence you don't...

I'll jump back in and say that sence you don't feel like you have earned it, frame it and hang it on the wall, look at it every day so that it motivates you to ride... If that sort of thing works for...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-09, 07:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,656
Posted By mr handy

Sorry the Camera is conveniently MIA......

Sorry the Camera is conveniently MIA... :innocent:

If you were to search for my fit thread you would find pics of me at a weight of 145... right now am hovering at 160 after being off the bike all...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-09, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By mr handy

Through college I would cycle and play several...

Through college I would cycle and play several other sports recreationally, including golf, tennis, racquetball, softball. I would play these other sports 1-3 days a week and cycle 1-2 days a week....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-09, 02:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 915
Posted By mr handy

I like fat tire, but I think 1554 is better. I...

I like fat tire, but I think 1554 is better. I will take just about anything over anything Anheuser busch at this point.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-09, 09:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,656
Posted By mr handy

I'm not talking about benching 400lb just some...

I'm not talking about benching 400lb just some push ups, crunches, and light weight training. helps with endurance and lowers the risk of injury... and the Chicks dig it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-09, 09:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,656
Posted By mr handy

I agree with Jynx, the bike looks like a good...

I agree with Jynx, the bike looks like a good fit. your reach looks good, and your saddle height looks close as well... If you are comfortable on long rides and nothing is causing problems then you...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-09, 09:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,985
Posted By mr handy

My mom bought me a jersey... It's amazing!

My parents were in Italy this summer and My mom bought me a Campagnolo Jersey as a souvenir. It is beautiful and fits like a glove. I wear it all the time.

Here is a pic... it does the jersey no...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-09, 08:47 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,872,352
Posted By mr handy

Love the Pro Machine. The Look would be great...

Love the Pro Machine.
The Look would be great if the Zipp Logos were white.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-09, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 802
Posted By mr handy

Make sure you air up your tires before every ride.

Make sure you air up your tires before every ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-09, 04:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,624
Posted By mr handy

I didn't see Alligator on that list... the...

I didn't see Alligator on that list...

the Internet is crazy... looked at three sites on google and it says that the top seed of an alligator on land is anywhere between 11mph and 35mph
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-09, 04:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 110,626
Posted By mr handy

I think we should start a new thread on this...

I think we should start a new thread on this topic... I would think that with advances in design and materials the 40mph+ sprinters here should easily be able to hit 50 by now.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-09, 04:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,630
Posted By mr handy

Wow I feel Less then adequate right now... I was...

Wow I feel Less then adequate right now... I was thinking about learning to build wheels... Now I think I will let others do it for me... which is sad as I build furniture do a lot of home remodeling...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-09, 03:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,094
Posted By mr handy

Thats the one I found when I googled it...

Thats the one I found when I googled it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-09, 03:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,094
Posted By mr handy

I have a Yellow Bike and I'm Irish... I get first...

I have a Yellow Bike and I'm Irish... I get first dibs... What size is it?

I say ware it and enjoy it. Don't be silly, it is a very nice looking jersey.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-09, 01:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 659
Posted By mr handy

I think I have one plastic park lever in my seat...

I think I have one plastic park lever in my seat bag. I didn't have a problem mounting my conti's the first time so I don't think I will have a problem changing a flat when I get my next one.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-09, 09:30 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,878
Posted By mr handy

I decided last night to wash out my bottles as...

I decided last night to wash out my bottles as they had been sitting for a while and were starting to get a bit of algae in them, so I put the kettle on to boil and put a bit of dish soap in each,...
09-28-09, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By mr handy

I like to start in a warm shower, and gradually...

I like to start in a warm shower, and gradually drop the temp down to cold. I find that it does not shock my muscles and it gets my core temp down to the point that I can eat a meal when I get out. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-09, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By mr handy

What?

What?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-09, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By mr handy

IDK about running, but I was off the bike this...

IDK about running, but I was off the bike this summer for various reasons, and started lifting weight to stay in shape. Squats, lunges, and core work. What I found when I got back on the bike is that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-09, 04:01 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 62,869
Posted By mr handy

As long as it dosn't make noise I am good with...

As long as it dosn't make noise I am good with it... I use that combo myself and have over 2000 miles on my chain with no measurable wear, and no noticeable wear on the cassette either.
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