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01-03-07, 09:45 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 40,919
Posted By PseudoCrow

Winter cycling clothing: www.foxwear.net (custom...

Winter cycling clothing: www.foxwear.net (custom made at prices below name brand factory stuff).
Tires, components, etc.: www.coloradocyclist.com (quick turnaround, good prices on specials)....
01-03-07, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,154
Posted By PseudoCrow

+1 Foxwear is great stuff at a great price.

+1 Foxwear is great stuff at a great price.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-07, 09:27 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 8,468
Posted By PseudoCrow

Dang, Mezza, everyone knows the book of Hezekiah...

Dang, Mezza, everyone knows the book of Hezekiah only has 36 chapters!
01-03-07, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By PseudoCrow

The Boise Valley has been growing and developing,...

The Boise Valley has been growing and developing, with housing prices on the rise. From 1990-2000, the metro area grew 46% - faster than any metropolitan area in Utah.

There is some excellent...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-06, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By PseudoCrow

I've been on Niobium 30s 24/28 for about six...

I've been on Niobium 30s 24/28 for about six weeks now. I weighed 175 when I ordered them (now down a few pounds to 170), and use them as everyday wheels. From my conversation with Mike, strength...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-06, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By PseudoCrow

Doubt it. The Radio Shack looks like it stacks...

Doubt it. The Radio Shack looks like it stacks the batteries lengthwise in fours, making it twice as long as the Dinotte four-pack. The Dinotte nylon holder is only about 1/4" longer than the...
12-16-06, 12:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,365
Posted By PseudoCrow

I just finished a 35 mile ride wearing foxwear...

I just finished a 35 mile ride wearing foxwear base layer t-shirt, a foxwear EVAP lite jacket, and foxwear tights over my bibs. The jacket and tights are the relatively new polartec material that is...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-06, 09:36 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,948
Posted By PseudoCrow

Pinarello Opera steel shows 4.1 lbs over at GVH...

Pinarello Opera steel shows 4.1 lbs over at GVH bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-06, 09:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 855
Posted By PseudoCrow

Supcom et al., Yep, I consider myself lucky...

Supcom et al.,

Yep, I consider myself lucky to have the VDO over the Cateye - and any of you who are hot for the Cateye dual wireless, I've got the one I stripped from my bike just sitting in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-06, 08:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 634
Posted By PseudoCrow

I've had really good luck on cool and cold...

I've had really good luck on cool and cold weather clothing from Foxwear. Lou, the owner, will custom sew base layer (t-shirts), tights, and jackets for you at prices well below the known brands. For...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-06, 08:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 855
Posted By PseudoCrow

I've been riding in 35-45 degree weather for the...

I've been riding in 35-45 degree weather for the past couple weeks with a new VDO C3 DS. Apart from an occasional slow response (i.e. I'll speed up, but it takes 5-10 seconds for the display to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-06, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By PseudoCrow

+1 on Mike Garcia's Niobiums. I've been on a set...

+1 on Mike Garcia's Niobiums. I've been on a set since Thanksgiving. They are light (under 1500 grams for the pair), stiff, and (Mike assures me) very strong. Are they faster than my DA 7700/Open...
11-13-06, 05:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,492
Posted By PseudoCrow

Foxwear

I think Foxwear is terrific stuff. Yesterday I rode over three hours in 40 degree weather with Foxwear tights (over my bib shorts), a t-shirt, and a E-Vap jacket. I was toasty. I just called Lou at...
10-29-06, 08:35 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,449
Posted By PseudoCrow

Bike for getting back into cycling - FX

Two years ago, I bought a Marin Point Reyes hybrid for many of the same reasons you are considering the Trek FX series. I enjoyed it for several months, particularly on limestone trails.

About...
10-29-06, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By PseudoCrow

St. Louis (Wildwood) weather

+1

Yes, yesterday was nice but with wind gusts, and today was perfect. Lots of people out. I came across another rider on Conway approaching Lindbergh on a spectacular Serotta.

Let's hope the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-06, 05:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,165
Posted By PseudoCrow

Cateye Double Wireless

Bought a Cateye double wireless (cadence and speed) a week ago. Still haven't been able to get the cadence to register, but I expect that problem can be solved with more tinkering. Also, my Dinotte...
10-09-06, 12:49 PM
Replies: 768
Views: 23,121
Posted By PseudoCrow

Week 0 (08/21/2006) - 194.5 lbs Week 1...

Week 0 (08/21/2006) - 194.5 lbs
Week 1 (08/28/2006) - 191.5 lbs (-3.0 from week 0)
Week 2 (09/04/2006) - 189.0 lbs (-5.5 lbs from week 0)
Week 3 (09/11/2006) - 186.0 lbs (-8.5 lbs from week 0)...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-06, 09:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 982
Posted By PseudoCrow

Yeah, but the Topeak Micro Rocket is a mere 55...

Yeah, but the Topeak Micro Rocket is a mere 55 grams in carbon.
10-02-06, 12:02 PM
Replies: 768
Views: 23,121
Posted By PseudoCrow

Week 0 (08/21/2006) - 194.5 lbs Week 1...

Week 0 (08/21/2006) - 194.5 lbs
Week 1 (08/28/2006) - 191.5 lbs (-3.0 from week 0)
Week 2 (09/04/2006) - 189.0 lbs (-5.5 lbs from week 0)
Week 3 (09/11/2006) - 186.0 lbs (-8.5 lbs from week 0)...
10-01-06, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By PseudoCrow

We lived in the Spokane area years ago - but I...

We lived in the Spokane area years ago - but I doubt that the weather has changed much. My take is that you might get lucky and find two or three days in January with clear roads or trails, but by...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-06, 09:35 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,748
Posted By PseudoCrow

Why wouldn't I buy these?

OK, I've been thinking about a second wheelset. Until I saw this thread, I was planning to get a second set of DA 9-speed hubs with black OP rims. They would run me about $475 on a custom build (I...
09-18-06, 03:40 PM
Replies: 768
Views: 23,121
Posted By PseudoCrow

I've been keeping track, but haven't chimed in...

I've been keeping track, but haven't chimed in until today ...

Week 0 (08/21/2006) - 194.5 lbs
Week 1 (08/28/2006) - 191.5 lbs (-3.0 from week 0)
Week 2 (09/04/2006) - 189.0 lbs (-5.5 lbs from...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-06, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By PseudoCrow

Fleece tights from foxwear (plus shirts and...

Fleece tights from foxwear (plus shirts and jacket as well). All Polartec, great price, custom sizing. (No affiliation, just a satisfied customer).

www.foxwear.net
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-06, 07:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,512
Posted By PseudoCrow

Empirical evidence suggests that we aren't very...

Empirical evidence suggests that we aren't very good at seeing what is before our very eyes. Dan Simons, a psychologist at Illinois, has a series of nice demonstrations of what is called...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-06, 03:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 932
Posted By PseudoCrow

I have DA 7700 hubs and OP silver rims - they've...

I have DA 7700 hubs and OP silver rims - they've been great for about 2200 miles of road riding and commuting. Needed truing once, and that was when I rode into a sidewalk grate and broke a spoke on...
09-03-06, 07:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 715
Posted By PseudoCrow

Cold Weather Wear

I've had good luck with winter gear from Foxwear (no connection, just a satisfied customer). I can wear a base layer Polartec T-shirt and my bibs, with an E-Vap Jacket and Powder Stretch tights over,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-06, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By PseudoCrow

Trainer

I've been very happy with the 1-up trainer, but I have limited experience with other brands. It certainly is quiet! Quick delivery and easy set-up as well. Web site:
...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-12-05, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,694
Posted By PseudoCrow

I suggest an alternative source for maps of bike...

I suggest an alternative source for maps of bike routes in the Chicago area: the Chicago Bicycle Federation (www.chibikefed.org) sells a map that shows recommended routes throughout the metro area....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-04, 08:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,694
Posted By PseudoCrow

Washington University in St. Louis has a great...

Washington University in St. Louis has a great program in cognitive neuroscience. It also is well known for fMRI. But probably is hard to get in.

Some of the locals complain about the riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-04, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By PseudoCrow

Though I ride DA 9 on my steel bike (Pinarello...

Though I ride DA 9 on my steel bike (Pinarello Opera - I bought used and it came that way), I'd go Campy in your situation. I looked at Kirk's web site, and his frames have a wonderful traditional...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-04, 03:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,519
Posted By PseudoCrow

My spouse gently nags me if I haven't been on a...

My spouse gently nags me if I haven't been on a ride for a couple of days. She figures that at age 54 and 20 lbs overweight, I'll live longer if I ride. She's right.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-04, 02:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 900
Posted By PseudoCrow

A couple of thoughts ... If your feet want...

A couple of thoughts ...

If your feet want to pivot on the cleat, I'm not sure the solution is to fix them in either position - straight ahead or canted duck-like. Consider whether you need float...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-04, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,965
Posted By PseudoCrow

Then again, there *are* Pinarellos with DA out...

Then again, there *are* Pinarellos with DA out there, and their owners are perfectly happy. I'm one of them. I guess this makes me a happy sinner!

2001 Pinarello Opera Dura Ace.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-04, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 855
Posted By PseudoCrow

Those paths in Forest Park can be tricky - lots...

Those paths in Forest Park can be tricky - lots of breaks from frost heaves, camber changes, etc. I quit riding the paths and now stick to the roads. Much smoother, and easier to keep a good pace.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-04, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By PseudoCrow

Davet's idea of Spokane is a great one. In...

Davet's idea of Spokane is a great one. In addition to the paved Centennial trail from there to Coeur D'Alene, and the miles of riding to the south in the Palouse, there's the Trail of the Coeur...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-04, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 951
Posted By PseudoCrow

Wait till you are on an organized ride, park your...

Wait till you are on an organized ride, park your bike, and clop across the grass/dirt/mud/whatever to get a snack or a drink. You return to your bike, hop in, and try to clip in - no go! Speedplays...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-04, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By PseudoCrow

I'm also 5' 7" with a 29 inseam, and altough that...

I'm also 5' 7" with a 29 inseam, and altough that means we have longer torsos than many people, I don't think you need to go to a size large in a sloping tube design frame. I ride a 52 seat tube...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-04, 06:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,493
Posted By PseudoCrow

Take a look at the Take-A-Look, available from...

Take a look at the Take-A-Look, available from Bike Peddlar in Colorado and through some LBS (REI has it). Great mirror - stable, clear. Makes you look like a Borg, however.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-04, 06:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,512
Posted By PseudoCrow

There are a lot of factors involved in fit, but I...

There are a lot of factors involved in fit, but I would guess that a 55 is too big for you. I'm 5'-7" with a 29" inseam and ride a 52 seat tube and 53.7 top tube; a 55 by most any manufacturer simply...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-04, 04:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 861
Posted By PseudoCrow

Couple of additional thoughts ... Feet can...

Couple of additional thoughts ...

Feet can be a real pain. I have plantar faciitis, pronation (flat feet), and varus (the bottoms of my feet want to slope down from the inside to the outside)....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-04, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By PseudoCrow

How small is small? The Ultimate BRS-70 Consumer...

How small is small? The Ultimate BRS-70 Consumer Stand has a claimed weight of about 10 lbs, and a carry bag is available. It's on special at several outlets right now (REI, Performance, Excel) for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-04, 06:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By PseudoCrow

Try roadbikereview.com classifieds. Bought my...

Try roadbikereview.com classifieds. Bought my bike (Pinarello Opera) from a listing there. As always, watch for scammers.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-04, 06:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,744
Posted By PseudoCrow

PriO, don't loosen the four black screws all the...

PriO, don't loosen the four black screws all the way(!) The screws need to be snug so that your cleats don't slide around on the bottom of your shoes. They can be over-tightened, and that will make...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-04, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 863
Posted By PseudoCrow

You might try the classifieds at...

You might try the classifieds at roadbikereview.com -- I bought a used Pinarello Opera that way, and am very happy with the bike. There are some pretty nice rides listed there at reasonable prices.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-04, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By PseudoCrow

Or perhaps a Rivendell Romulus

Given your current preference for a more upright riding position, you might be a candidate for a Rivendell Romulus. This is a great bike, designed for riders who aren't racers. And it is a beauty....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-04, 10:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,457
Posted By PseudoCrow

Since you have lots of time, I suggest that you...

Since you have lots of time, I suggest that you watch the classifieds in roadbikereview.com -- from time to time nice Pinarello bikes and frames come up for sale. Although scammers occasionally...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-04, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By PseudoCrow

Maybe invest in a fitting?

I'm also 5' 7" but with a 29 inseam; I ride a 52 seat tube with a 53.7 top tube. All this variation in riders of the same height suggests that you might go to a LBS and invest in a fitting. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-04, 07:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,128
Posted By PseudoCrow

Bib Shorts

Also Performance Elite Bib Shorts. See road**************** for reviews. I have two pair -- great price, and very comfortable .... especially if those 10 pounds you want to lose are around your middle.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-03, 07:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,015
Posted By PseudoCrow

[QUOTE=fogrider]another place to look is...

[QUOTE=fogrider]another place to look is craigslist and ebay. I've seen 5200 go in the $1,100 to $1,500 range.

E-Bay could work, but is somewhat risky because of the frauds and scams -- often...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-03, 09:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 862
Posted By PseudoCrow

Djbowen, do you mean "don't buy the X-3s"? --...

Djbowen, do you mean "don't buy the X-3s"? -- they are the pedals with the bushings, not the X-2s, according to the Speedplay site in your link.
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