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01-13-13, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,207
Posted By Mantis Style

THanks guys, I'll give it another shot.. will...

THanks guys, I'll give it another shot.. will report back if/when I fix it!
01-12-13, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,207
Posted By Mantis Style

Two stiff links, New Campy record chain

Changed a chain for the first time and what fun would it be without problems?
Here's the deal -
Brand new Campy Record 10s ultra narrow chain. Wipperman quick link. Problem is there are two stiff...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-12, 12:43 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,286
Posted By Mantis Style

Foam roller. Take the advice and use it - too...

Foam roller. Take the advice and use it - too many people with your same problem solved it with a roller.

Also, one day is not going to help much. I takes time like anything else. Stretching once...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-12, 02:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,968
Posted By Mantis Style

I got mine for a great deal and have been riding...

I got mine for a great deal and have been riding on them for 2 years now, about 7k miles or so. Happy so far. Note that you definitely will need to learn how to clean and lube the hub probably once a...
Forum: Northeast
03-13-12, 06:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,387
Posted By Mantis Style

I second Lightingguy here - there are many many...

I second Lightingguy here - there are many many places where I get past 40mph without trying very hard around here. Old Shore Road coming down to bar beach yesterday I hit 43 without pedaling or...
12-16-11, 08:17 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,784
Posted By Mantis Style

Here's my take on the whole thing, and it doesn't...

Here's my take on the whole thing, and it doesn't come from a conspiracy standpoint - just from experience:

I have high cholesterol from simply bad genes. When I first found out, I was about 15...
Forum: Northeast
11-15-11, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,944
Posted By Mantis Style

I'd second the beater bike & fenders. And a good...

I'd second the beater bike & fenders. And a good lock like the fahgettaboutit, but it seems like they can break just about anything if they want to. Hence the beater bike. But as far as the studded...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-11, 12:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,198
Posted By Mantis Style

Over and Over. Oakleys - they stay in place...

Over and Over. Oakleys - they stay in place...
Forum: Northeast
11-10-11, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,275
Posted By Mantis Style

FYI I've never had a hassle either. Especially if...

FYI I've never had a hassle either. Especially if you have a nice bike ;-)
10-28-11, 09:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,405
Posted By Mantis Style

Steve - I live near you on the north shore. I...

Steve - I live near you on the north shore. I agree that calling the Merrick cops over this would be a good reason to give you a good beat down. But whether you like it or not, YOU are part of the...
10-28-11, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 650
Posted By Mantis Style

And LEAN! Nothing more awesome than being...

And LEAN!
Nothing more awesome than being clipped out, forgetting to lean to your unclipped foot, and falling over to the clipped side. Of course it sounds stupid, but you're going to do it. And...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-11, 04:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,386
Posted By Mantis Style

Absolutely take up spin classes. I can't stand...

Absolutely take up spin classes. I can't stand the trainer or any of the gym machines. Once a week I try to double up on classes when they have them back to back. OR just bundle up and commute...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-11, 07:16 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,469
Posted By Mantis Style

1) Get a job - You can stock shelves in a grocery...

1) Get a job - You can stock shelves in a grocery store for minimum wage ($7 or so), do 3 5-hour shifts and have money left over. A BETTER idea would be to get a job bussing tables in a busy...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-11, 02:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,760
Posted By Mantis Style

Yep - I'd go this route too - best of all the...

Yep - I'd go this route too - best of all the worlds, subtle-r...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-11, 06:03 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,336
Posted By Mantis Style

Yes - go see a doc. You could have something like...

Yes - go see a doc. You could have something like aortic stenosis where your valve is narrowed, constricting blood flow which caused you to pass out. It's not because you are so hardcore you made...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-11, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By Mantis Style

Yea you can do it. Some say that you can do as...

Yea you can do it. Some say that you can do as many miles in one day that you do in a week. And if you already did the 50, and felt like you could have done the 70, you should be fine. I agree with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-11, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 782
Posted By Mantis Style

If you are new, I wouldn't worry about the HR...

If you are new, I wouldn't worry about the HR monitor at all. Just get in shape. A cadence monitor CAN help, so you can work on how to spin correctly but again it's not necessary. Know that most...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-11, 06:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,421
Posted By Mantis Style

I've only done 100 miles a few times, so I'm...

I've only done 100 miles a few times, so I'm probably closer to your fitness camp than some others here. Know that some of these guys eat nothing on a 60 mile ride. I think they are either nuts or...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-11, 05:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,886
Posted By Mantis Style

It's most likely what you are eating, drinking or...

It's most likely what you are eating, drinking or not eating or drinking. Yea obvious I know. BUT. If you have rabbit poops, you're probably not drinking enough water. Your body is reabsorbing the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-11, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By Mantis Style

Trainer or rollers. I picked up my trainer from...

Trainer or rollers. I picked up my trainer from someone on cragslist - cycleops - for $50. Normally $200 or so, and it was barely (if ever) used. Takes up a ton less space than a spin machine. But...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-11, 06:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,089
Posted By Mantis Style

Had the Flak Jackets and used them for a year....

Had the Flak Jackets and used them for a year. They were good, but def. didn't give the best coverage. Got the Jawbones, and really does make a huge difference. Also didn't realize how much my field...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-11, 05:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 827
Posted By Mantis Style

I switched to the 4000s, and yes it definitely...

I switched to the 4000s, and yes it definitely made a difference. Put a pair on my wife's bike and she said the same thing. Wear your other ones out first though - no need to waste them. Or save them...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-11, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,489
Posted By Mantis Style

I had the same thing, I did three things and no...

I had the same thing, I did three things and no longer have any pain.

1) Get a foam roller - 100% do not pass go. Do this today. It hurts, but in a few weeks (hopefully) it will get better. After...
07-20-11, 01:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,414
Posted By Mantis Style

Can you get dropped in a Time Trial?

Can you get dropped in a Time Trial?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-11, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By Mantis Style

FYI, In July on Jet Blue, Bikes ride free...

FYI, In July on Jet Blue, Bikes ride free...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-11, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 858
Posted By Mantis Style

I just posted up a similar question (well at...

I just posted up a similar question (well at least on the same subject), and since then have been on two more rides (three total). So new to the group ride thing after several years of riding alone....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-11, 08:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,173
Posted By Mantis Style

DropDeadFred - Lights - It's more of a case that...

DropDeadFred - Lights - It's more of a case that the guys in front will go through the light just as it's turning yellow, requiring everyone in the back to run through the light and potentially into...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-11, 08:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,173
Posted By Mantis Style

Yep, it's all pretty much as you describe it...

Yep, it's all pretty much as you describe it mkadam68 - for the most part no one was panicky, but definitely weren't smooth on holding their line. As that article states, it didn't SEEM like these...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-11, 07:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,173
Posted By Mantis Style

First group ride done - How many close calls do you have on YOUR ride?

So I took the plunge to start riding with a group and it went well. Much more fun, but much more intense than riding alone. I hung with the group & I'm "ok" with staying close but I know I have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-11, 07:41 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,050
Posted By Mantis Style

Oakley Jawbone. Best glasses owned so far.

Oakley Jawbone. Best glasses owned so far.
06-15-11, 07:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,612
Posted By Mantis Style

My bike is so much better than my abilities it's...

My bike is so much better than my abilities it's crazy. But I have no guilt about having a crazy nice bike. It gets me out there riding and really that's all that matters. It's all perspective. And I...
06-15-11, 06:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 17,825
Posted By Mantis Style

I've simply found that I needed to eat AND drink...

I've simply found that I needed to eat AND drink a whole lot more on the bike than I was doing. On the bike was not the time to be hungry. I've found that if I came back starving, I'd not only eat 2x...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-11, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 888
Posted By Mantis Style

I second the Rehab or PT. Your goal should be to...

I second the Rehab or PT. Your goal should be to balance your muscles to support yourself and I wouldn't think that cycling would be nearly as effective. If cost is an issue (gym or therapist), I...
Forum: Northeast
06-15-11, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By Mantis Style

I will be - 100 miler...first century too. Hope...

I will be - 100 miler...first century too. Hope the weather holds up...
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