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Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-07, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,143
Posted By Crash Test

enjoi07 - do you have presciption glasses? Maybe...

enjoi07 - do you have presciption glasses? Maybe it's related to my/your prescription needing an update.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-07, 11:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,143
Posted By Crash Test

- You're right, but it's about 300km north of...

- You're right, but it's about 300km north of Toronto.


The glasses I have are the Bolle Parole, which are wraparound style (see picture), but do have an intentional gap for airflow. I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-07, 09:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,143
Posted By Crash Test

I don't try to drink prior to a ride, but I'll...

I don't try to drink prior to a ride, but I'll try this next time. I do drink afterwards, but perhaps not enough. Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-07, 08:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,143
Posted By Crash Test

Interesting. I typically drink 2 water bottles on...

Interesting. I typically drink 2 water bottles on a 2 hour ride. Is that insuffficient? Would rehydration salts be taken before, during or after a ride?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-07, 08:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,143
Posted By Crash Test

I don't understand this comment....what do you...

I don't understand this comment....what do you mean?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-07, 05:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,143
Posted By Crash Test

Sore, tired eyes - what to do?

My eyes are very tired and sore after I ride. A couple hours after the ride ends all I want to do is close my eyes to rest them. I use eye drops post ride which helps a little, but not enough.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-07, 07:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,476
Posted By Crash Test

It seems that most people over-inflate. Other...

It seems that most people over-inflate. Other than a harsher ride are there other negative effects?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-07, 05:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,756
Posted By Crash Test

Some tires are more susceptible to the heat of...

Some tires are more susceptible to the heat of the drum on the trainer, and will shed rubber very quickly. I am speaking from experience. Now I switch to a Continental Ultra Sport 27 x 1 1/4 Wire...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-07, 05:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 875
Posted By Crash Test

Very funny. Thanks.

Very funny. Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-07, 01:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,450
Posted By Crash Test

Canada USA Germany Belgium France Italy...

Canada
USA
Germany
Belgium
France
Italy (almost)
Quebec (would like to a country, so I'm counting it)
Denmark
Australia
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-07, 12:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,450
Posted By Crash Test

Do you rent a bike, bring a folding bike, or ????...

Do you rent a bike, bring a folding bike, or ???? I too travel plenty and hate the hotel gyms. Curious about what you do for a bike, how you choose routes, etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-07, 09:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,231
Posted By Crash Test

My own experience with my supposedly comfortable...

My own experience with my supposedly comfortable Ti frame was that the tires make a HUGE difference. When I switched from Rubino Pro Slicks to Rubino Pro Tech the ride when from supple to harsh....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-07, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 620
Posted By Crash Test

I don't know if this helps, but about a year ago...

I don't know if this helps, but about a year ago I was going to Monterry Mexico and tried to find a local road bike shop on the internet. No luck. While I was there a Mexican colleague went through...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-07, 08:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,658
Posted By Crash Test

In one bottle plain H2O with a squirt of lemon...

In one bottle plain H2O with a squirt of lemon juice for added flavor. It especially helps when the water in warm, as somehow the lemon still makes it seem fresh.

Gatoraid in the other bottle.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-07, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By Crash Test

The Vittoria Rubino Pro Slick is a good tire but...

The Vittoria Rubino Pro Slick is a good tire but I tried the Vittoria Rubino Tech and hated it. The tire was so hard that the quality of my ride suffered. For example, if I hot a big bump my hands...
05-13-07, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 870
Posted By Crash Test

Might be interested. Send me pm. Live at...

Might be interested. Send me pm. Live at Barthurst/Eglinton.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-07, 10:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 795
Posted By Crash Test

Frustrated riding a road bike in Toronto

My favorite Toronto city routes have been the Humber, Lakeshore, Don trails. I do a big loop that can be anywhere between 45 and 65km. But these are multi-use trails so there are lots of walkers,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-07, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By Crash Test

You can take some stairs down from Queen Street....

You can take some stairs down from Queen Street. I don't both and instead ride up the Bayview extension and at Pettery either take The Hill or head back on the trail.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-07, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By Crash Test

One Bike - 2 Different Tires?

Will I be laughed at if I have different tires front & rear?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-07, 05:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,272
Posted By Crash Test

I have a 2006 Litespeed Firenze with SuperSphere...

I have a 2006 Litespeed Firenze with SuperSphere wheels. The rear hub failed on me but otherwise the wheels are fine. Rear ones don't freewheel quite as much as other wheels, but I don't think that's...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-07, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,533
Posted By Crash Test

Pedal question - what's benefit of saving 150 grams

So I've been happily using my Look A5.1 pedals (380 grams for the pair) for 3 years and wondering about the benefits of saving 150 grams by switching to Look Keo Carbons (230g).

It's not so much...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-07, 10:28 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,745
Posted By Crash Test

Back in the heyday of Evil Knievel I switched...

Back in the heyday of Evil Knievel I switched bikes with my friend and rode down a hill and over a jump. On the way down the hill I tried the brakes to check my speed and found out that they didn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-07, 10:55 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,745
Posted By Crash Test

I just love this story. What was going through...

I just love this story. What was going through your mind when you realized that you were stuck in the ditch?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-06, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By Crash Test

Same. Same. But only after I meticulously...

Same. Same. But only after I meticulously adjusted the fd following the parktool.com instructions.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-06, 10:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,268
Posted By Crash Test

Another thing to keep in mind is that after...

Another thing to keep in mind is that after riding for a few months you will develop much better flexibility and the riding position of the road bikes will be much more comfortable for you. And then...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-06, 02:06 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,500
Posted By Crash Test

There is always so much talk about carbon versus...

There is always so much talk about carbon versus steel versus Titanium and how they ride. My own experience as posted above is that by choosing the "wrong" wheels it's easy to make Ti feel like Al.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-06, 01:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,268
Posted By Crash Test

Giant OCR2 is a good starter road bike.

Giant OCR2 is a good starter road bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-06, 01:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,268
Posted By Crash Test

What's your budget?

What's your budget?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-06, 01:06 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,500
Posted By Crash Test

2006 Firenze

I've been riding the 2006 Firenze model since March and like it. Just so everyone's on the same page, Litespeed changed the frame for 06 to be the same as the 05 & 06 Teramo. You can't compare the 05...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-06, 07:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,301
Posted By Crash Test

Pottery road is steep but also kinda narrow with...

Pottery road is steep but also kinda narrow with cars right next to you. who has ridden it?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-06, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,163
Posted By Crash Test

I don't wear contacts but do wear prescription...

I don't wear contacts but do wear prescription glasses. My cycling glasses have a prescription insert.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-06, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,163
Posted By Crash Test

Sore eyes after riding, need help

About 1 to 2 hours after I ride I find my eyes get very sore and tired. So tired that I'm pretty useless that evening and just want to close my eyes and sleep. I was thinking this was caused by my...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-06, 02:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,113
Posted By Crash Test

Yes they will. The frames are large enough so...

Yes they will. The frames are large enough so that you are looking through them and not over them. They are made for cycling after all. When you have optical inserts you will occassionally look...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-06, 12:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,113
Posted By Crash Test

Another vote for the Bolle Parole with inserts....

Another vote for the Bolle Parole with inserts. The quality and durability of the lens is excellent. The inserts are larger than some of the others which means that more of your vision is corrected....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-06, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,895
Posted By Crash Test

Cycling in Monterrey, Mexico

I just returned from Monterrey Mexico on business. I tried to find a local cycling shop to check out. I thought it would be kinda cool to pick up a souvenir jersey that said Mexico or Monterrey....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-06, 08:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 824
Posted By Crash Test

Sugoi Evolution shorts: great chamois, perfect...

Sugoi Evolution shorts: great chamois, perfect fit, comfortable and durable. Good value too.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-06, 06:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,616
Posted By Crash Test

Poor me. I got charged GST, PST and a $5 handling...

Poor me. I got charged GST, PST and a $5 handling fee.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-06, 08:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,616
Posted By Crash Test

Frequently asked questions about ordering from...

Frequently asked questions about ordering from Probikekit.

How much is postage to Canada?
We charge a flat rate of 0.00 CAD for all orders to Canada!

How long will it take to receive my order?...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-06, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By Crash Test

Too much wind in your eyes. Do you were cycling...

Too much wind in your eyes. Do you were cycling glasses?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-06, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By Crash Test

Assuming you have Shimano, you can't double-click...

Assuming you have Shimano, you can't double-click the front shifter when going to a smaller ring. In the other direction, yes.

Likewise with the rears. You can multi-click when going to a larger...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-06, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By Crash Test

Ultegra 10 vs 105 9 - Big Difference - Not what you'd expect

I've been riding with a Shimano 105 rear derailleur for the past 2 years. My new bike came with Ultegra 10 speed. What a disappointment! The Ultegra shifts are slower and clunkier than 105. Before I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-06, 11:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,959
Posted By Crash Test

I also recommend the Bolle Paroles, which I am...

I also recommend the Bolle Paroles, which I am very happy with. Before these I used regular glasses and the wind would cause my eyes to water at higher speeds which was very dangerous. Also the grit...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-06, 10:43 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,873
Posted By Crash Test

Speaking of which, consider that on a unicycle...

Speaking of which, consider that on a unicycle you ride with only 1 wheel and no hands. No brakes or gears either. Talk about balance!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-06, 09:10 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,873
Posted By Crash Test

Great advice everyone. I have been inspired to...

Great advice everyone. I have been inspired to try it. I'll start slowly, maybe just for a few seconds on my trainer.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-06, 12:26 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,873
Posted By Crash Test

Thanks for all the great advice. What I have...

Thanks for all the great advice. What I have learned so far......My short wheelbase bike is very twitchy, which is part of the problem. The other problem seems to be that I am not drinking before my...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-06, 11:45 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,873
Posted By Crash Test

Who can ride with no hands?

When I was a kid I could ride for blocks with no hands. Now that I'm 43 I can barely balance for a couple of seconds before I grab the handlebars for fear of falling. Is it my age? Is it because I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-06, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By Crash Test

I'm going to give you 2 pieces of advice.... ...

I'm going to give you 2 pieces of advice....

#1 - Ride your old bike till you know you'll get back in to the sport, then spend the $. This is what your accountant would tell you.

#2 - Spend...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-06, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By Crash Test

West Palm Beach - Where to ride?

I'm going to West Palm Beach next month and am hoping to do a few days of riding. Not sure yet whether I'll rent a bike or ship mine. I'm looking for routes that will start near the Palm Beach Mall...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-05, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By Crash Test

Have put about 1500km on my fusion comps this...

Have put about 1500km on my fusion comps this summer - no flats except a burst tube, not the fault of the tire. Tire handles well and have had no wet weather issues.
11-15-05, 12:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,351
Posted By Crash Test

[QUOTE=ghettocruiser]Once I switched to a...

[QUOTE=ghettocruiser]Once I switched to a snowboarding helmet and goggles I wondered why I had wasted all the time and effort with the other stuff. With a neoprene facemask it works fine down to...
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