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Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-10, 01:26 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 11,089
Posted By Long deKlein

It's not a rhetorical question if it's got an...

It's not a rhetorical question if it's got an answer and that answer is "Oh Jeebus yes".
And now, I are one.
11-20-09, 12:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,749
Posted By Long deKlein

Me too--but I'm stunningly mediocre.

Me too--but I'm stunningly mediocre.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-09, 04:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,251
Posted By Long deKlein

Another happy M28 Aero 3 owner. I've got at...

Another happy M28 Aero 3 owner. I've got at least 2500 miles on mine and they've held up well under my 235 lbs. with only a couple of minor rear wheel truings. And yes, they do spin forever.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-09, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By Long deKlein

I picked up a General frame (appeared to be...

I picked up a General frame (appeared to be NOS--had to chase the BB threads) in a trade with another BFer last year. Built it up for my son and it seems to be a good solid albeit typical 80's Asian...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-09, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By Long deKlein

I had truing/spoke breakage issues with my M28s...

I had truing/spoke breakage issues with my M28s and was ready to give them up--then I mentioned in an email to Neuvation that I was running 145 PSI (I'm 235#, it seemed like a good idea...). They...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-09, 04:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,027
Posted By Long deKlein

I really like my M38 Aero 3's. I'm 230#, and...

I really like my M38 Aero 3's. I'm 230#, and this is my second set. Had rim cracking problems with the first set and they were replaced by Neuvation. The second set didn't seem to want to stay...
06-22-09, 10:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,370
Posted By Long deKlein

I cheat by using Camelback 750 mL Better Bottles....

I cheat by using Camelback 750 mL Better Bottles. The combination of the bite valve, which removes the need for neck contortions and the loop on the top that makes them easy to grab makes them...
06-10-09, 04:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,782
Posted By Long deKlein

I haven't broken a Presta valve since I quit...

I haven't broken a Presta valve since I quit using my old Blackburn Framefit pump. I've got a Serfas pump in the garage and a Road Morph on the bikes both of which have locking heads attached to a...
05-17-09, 01:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,044
Posted By Long deKlein

If you do most or all of your own work, a stand...

If you do most or all of your own work, a stand makes a lot of things much easier. I used the upside-down-on-the-saddle-and-bars method for a couple or three decades, but now that I've got a stand...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-09, 11:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,130
Posted By Long deKlein

Back at the start of this you were looking at...

Back at the start of this you were looking at Neuvations and Bicycle Wheel Warehouse IIRC, both of whom ship very promptly and communicate quickly and clearly. Addition to my comments in that...
05-01-09, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 732
Posted By Long deKlein

Will you be getting a loincloth and a membership...

Will you be getting a loincloth and a membership in a Sensitive Mens Drum Circle too? Oh, wait--you said birthday, not midlife crisis--never mind...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-09, 10:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,930
Posted By Long deKlein

Call or email Chris Foster (the owner of BWW--use...

Call or email Chris Foster (the owner of BWW--use their customer service contact info) before you buy--I suspect he'll recommend going with the Competition spokes rather than the Revolutions, as he...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-09, 12:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,404
Posted By Long deKlein

One of my bikes has a triangular top tube that...

One of my bikes has a triangular top tube that doesn't lend itself to mounting a Road Morph. On that bike I've got it on the bottom side of my down tube, with the Topeak mount secured with zip ties...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-09, 11:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,930
Posted By Long deKlein

I'm around 235#. I got 2K miles out of my...

I'm around 235#. I got 2K miles out of my M28s(20F/24R) before experiencing rim cracking around several spoke nipples on the rear. (Promptly replaced by Neuvation, but for some reason they're sitting...
04-08-09, 04:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,343
Posted By Long deKlein

2 pages on Segways and no mention of Gob Bluth? ...

2 pages on Segways and no mention of Gob Bluth? Someone's made a huge...
03-26-09, 09:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 847
Posted By Long deKlein

If it's an Octalink, I feel your pain--still...

If it's an Octalink, I feel your pain--still haven't figured out how to get those suckers to stay tight the first time. They always seem to loosen up in the first couple hundred miles, and then...
03-25-09, 05:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,076
Posted By Long deKlein

Who knew that deer were such activist media...

Who knew that deer were such activist media critics?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-09, 05:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,653
Posted By Long deKlein

You'll never know until you try. You could do a...

You'll never know until you try. You could do a search, but I'll save you the trouble. The sum of all those threads answering your question is "I just tried bibs for the first time--I'll never go...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-09, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,342
Posted By Long deKlein

I've run both 1" and shimmed 1 1/8" stems on my...

I've run both 1" and shimmed 1 1/8" stems on my '93 Quantum (with non-stock Ritchey carbon fork) and I sure can't tell any difference.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-09, 10:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,104
Posted By Long deKlein

Nope, hadn't seen that one, but it goes on the...

Nope, hadn't seen that one, but it goes on the list of really stupid ad claims. Hard stuff will embed itself in soft stuff, especially with the help of some pressure, no matter what the ad agency...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-09, 11:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,429
Posted By Long deKlein

Last summer I went out for a ride after applying...

Last summer I went out for a ride after applying Burt's Bees sunscreen and a small group of "meat bees" (don't know the actual name, but they're bright yellow/black banded and are often found at...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-09, 06:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,104
Posted By Long deKlein

[QUOTE=bdcheung;8557537]You should see what I...

[QUOTE=bdcheung;8557537]You should see what I found in my Salmon pads after a ride in light rain on Sunday... I've been emailing back and forth with Kool-Stop regarding the issue and won't comment...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-09, 06:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 950
Posted By Long deKlein

Try the Hammer Espresso gel with a raspberry one...

Try the Hammer Espresso gel with a raspberry one as a chaser--it'll save you the coffee stop.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-09, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 608
Posted By Long deKlein

For the articles...

For the articles...
03-17-09, 02:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,119
Posted By Long deKlein

Well, since it's you asking... Tissue...

Well, since it's you asking...

Tissue Rejuvenator
Supplement Facts
Serving Size 4 Capsules
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
Glucosamine Sulfate 500mg
Chondroitin Sulfate...
03-16-09, 05:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,119
Posted By Long deKlein

Elbows and wrists are my problem joints. Tried...

Elbows and wrists are my problem joints. Tried the Costco Glucosamine-Chondroitin-MSM with minimal effect. Tried Hammer Tissue Rejuvenator, which is those 3 plus some other stuff and noticed a...
03-16-09, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,978
Posted By Long deKlein

In my experience (and I've had a couple lately!),...

In my experience (and I've had a couple lately!), it takes at least a few hundred, and sometimes a thousand or so, miles to determine whether a wheelset works for us north of 200 guys. I've had rear...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-09, 04:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,195
Posted By Long deKlein

Thanks for noticing...

Thanks for noticing...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-09, 03:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,195
Posted By Long deKlein

But the metallic stuff used to make the silver...

But the metallic stuff used to make the silver color will add .000000372 grams to the weight of each shoe, so you should NEVER use a silver one.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-09, 03:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,690
Posted By Long deKlein

Keep it on there and savor the moment, because...

Keep it on there and savor the moment, because someday (sooner than you think, trust me!) she'll be a teenager and things will be Very Different.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-09, 02:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,037
Posted By Long deKlein

I use the Park for brake housings, ****s for...

I use the Park for brake housings, ****s for shift housings.
03-03-09, 10:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 634
Posted By Long deKlein

No sympathy for you, mister...

No sympathy for you, mister...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-09, 12:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,192
Posted By Long deKlein

Price Point has a good price on '08 OG1070...

Price Point has a good price on '08 OG1070 cassettes--probably ends up a couple of bucks more than PBK after freight, but less CC risk.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-09, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By Long deKlein

Well, this is an outside shot--but mini toggle...

Well, this is an outside shot--but mini toggle switches generally come with a washer like that that's about the same size. Of course, this is only helpful if you've got a source of electronic parts...
02-24-09, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By Long deKlein

Problems like that can drive you nuts. My rear...

Problems like that can drive you nuts. My rear derailleur was very sluggish to shift to the smallest cog, when it would go there at all. I backed the limit screw out all the way, made sure the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-09, 03:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,127
Posted By Long deKlein

I've got a set of M28 Aero 3s, with ceramic...

I've got a set of M28 Aero 3s, with ceramic bearings, that I was happy with--until the rear rim cracked at 2K miles. It was promptly replaced by Neuvation, but I've reached the conclusion that my...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-09, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By Long deKlein

Those are actually a training aid--makes you want...

Those are actually a training aid--makes you want to ride really fast so they're just a blur to observers.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-09, 12:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By Long deKlein

My first pair of bibs were Aerotech. Personally,...

My first pair of bibs were Aerotech. Personally, I find their chamois the least comfortable of any I've tried. I like the Volers from Hammer Nutrition much better, and they're $10 less even without...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-09, 11:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,055
Posted By Long deKlein

My 235# killed a Neuvation M28 Aero 3 rear at 2K...

My 235# killed a Neuvation M28 Aero 3 rear at 2K miles--quickly replaced, mind you. However, having killed a Ritchey WCS Protocol rear at 600 miles immediately before, let's just say I don't have...
02-14-09, 11:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By Long deKlein

My Z11s are the titanium version, which I got for...

My Z11s are the titanium version, which I got for around $50 IIRC(combination of a sale price and a 20% coupon-my inner cheapskate loves that!) just after they were introduced. They were my first...
02-14-09, 11:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 933
Posted By Long deKlein

Well, they weren't...but, um, Slim? How many...

Well, they weren't...but, um, Slim? How many glasses of wine did they give you last night again?
02-14-09, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By Long deKlein

I've got several thousand miles on both Ventoux...

I've got several thousand miles on both Ventoux 2's and Z11 Ti's and both work great. The Ventouxs are a tad easier to clip in and out of. The cleats that come with them took more effort than I...
02-03-09, 10:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,057
Posted By Long deKlein

Yeah, I read those reviews too--my hubs were fine...

Yeah, I read those reviews too--my hubs were fine (and boy, do they spin forever with the ceramic bearings!). My failure was at the rim--one spoke nipple was just about to break out, with others...
02-02-09, 06:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,057
Posted By Long deKlein

If you really want insight on how your wheels are...

If you really want insight on how your wheels are doing, a spoke tension meter is a really good investment, along with your truing stand. As far as spoke count goes, my 235# have put 6K miles plus...
01-31-09, 01:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By Long deKlein

Be aware that the highlighted stretch has areas...

Be aware that the highlighted stretch has areas of minimal shoulder and maximum weekend wine tasting tourist traffic, if you dislike close vehicular encounters as much as I do...
01-22-09, 05:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 771
Posted By Long deKlein

OK, don't be coy. What is it like, anyway? I...

OK, don't be coy. What is it like, anyway? I have a 14 year old daughter and am therefore the very definition of unhip (just ask her!), so provide some vicarious thrills, won't you?
01-22-09, 03:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 771
Posted By Long deKlein

I tried short rides without dressing, but for...

I tried short rides without dressing, but for some reason it offended the neighbors even more than Lycra. Damn Puritans...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-09, 02:27 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,077
Posted By Long deKlein

What? So proudly we wave!

What? So proudly we wave!
01-21-09, 06:05 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 9,437
Posted By Long deKlein

I've got the Rover II, which is just a tad less...

I've got the Rover II, which is just a tad less bright (255 lumens vs. 310 for the Dual Cross), shorter run time (about 3.5 hours on high beam) and a water bottle mount battery and the dumb charger. ...
01-21-09, 10:31 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,358
Posted By Long deKlein

I figure, heck, I flipped my lid a long time ago....

I figure, heck, I flipped my lid a long time ago. Why not my stem too?
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