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03-06-14, 08:51 AM
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Posted By jon-w9

In my 237 pages of reading, it seems that the...

In my 237 pages of reading, it seems that the CTL/TSS is a record of bicycling effort.

Most/all suggestions are that weight to mix in weight training (or swimming/running) is a bad idea.
02-13-14, 06:13 AM
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Views: 693,524
Posted By jon-w9

Thanks all. I noticed it initially when I...

Thanks all. I noticed it initially when I coasted briefly to fix a shoe or something, then it became something I fixated on, like "which is the correct power"
This is my first season training with...
02-12-14, 11:46 AM
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Views: 693,524
Posted By jon-w9

Another stupid question whilst I sort through...

Another stupid question whilst I sort through this thread.

I have been doing my long rides on the rollers, using a magnetic resistance unit. these are 2-3 hours long. I have been coasting every...
02-11-14, 09:06 AM
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Posted By jon-w9

Thanks. I guess I was thinking of this as...

Thanks.

I guess I was thinking of this as more of a "quiz" than a test.

And to reiterate, at no point did I think or allude to testing every week.

The squeeze comment was referring to my...
02-11-14, 06:21 AM
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Views: 693,524
Posted By jon-w9

Thanks for the feedback. I will try to address a...

Thanks for the feedback. I will try to address a couple of the points.
1) I did a full test a bit over a month ago, I was just looking for a 'refresher' instead of a whole test. I can see the...
02-10-14, 06:34 AM
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Views: 693,524
Posted By jon-w9

Hi all. this is my first season training...

Hi all.

this is my first season training with a PT SL+. Things have been going decently, except for the occasional drop to 0W for no apparent reason.
I have been reading this thread, but admit I...
08-03-09, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,484
Posted By jon-w9

I meant "Test ride," but I am sue you knew that!...

I meant "Test ride," but I am sue you knew that! ;)
08-02-09, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,484
Posted By jon-w9

They both look comparable. They have the...

They both look comparable.

They have the same fork. The only major difference (on quick glance) are the brakes. Cable vs. hydro.

I would personally go with the one you can ride, and if you...
07-30-09, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 578
Posted By jon-w9

You could wait a few hours and call Tree Fort in...

You could wait a few hours and call Tree Fort in the morning...
07-30-09, 11:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,586
Posted By jon-w9

What about these? ...

What about these?

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=11046140
07-27-09, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By jon-w9

Try to lock to a permanent rack. Our university...

Try to lock to a permanent rack. Our university has 2 types. One is like metal hoops cemented into the ground. This is more secure, and harder to cut through. The other is the "standard" rack...
07-27-09, 11:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,586
Posted By jon-w9

You're stupid! Read the FAQ newb!! ;)

You're stupid! Read the FAQ newb!!

;)
07-24-09, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By jon-w9

I justed want to know what the faster bike in the...

I justed want to know what the faster bike in the shop is.

Probably whatever one Reser is riding at the time...
07-24-09, 09:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,586
Posted By jon-w9

I went to a fairly large school, and grad school...

I went to a fairly large school, and grad school and I didn't not have my bike come up stolen. It wasn't a $1500 bike, but it was more than OP is looking to spend.

Some common sense things, like...
07-24-09, 04:25 PM
07-24-09, 11:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,586
Posted By jon-w9

I am not sure where that comes from. Again, my...

I am not sure where that comes from. Again, my wife is your height, and rides a 26" wheeled bike.

That Schwinn has a low stand over, and should work. Know that Wal-Mart bikes typically do not...
07-23-09, 07:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,586
Posted By jon-w9

Well, it is hard to say. Most (everybody here)...

Well, it is hard to say. Most (everybody here) will say NEVER to a wal-mart bike.

If you never intend on going off read, it may be an option. That bike will weigh a ton, and not work well after...
07-23-09, 06:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,586
Posted By jon-w9

When you read 20", 24",26" and 29" it is...

When you read 20", 24",26" and 29" it is referring to tire size. You will probably want to stick with 26" as it is most common.

Riding on campus in the snow isn't the same as riding on snow. I...
07-22-09, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By jon-w9

I just found out about it. I missed out on the...

I just found out about it. I missed out on the free stickers with registration last week.

Now I may wait and check back for the free offer again.
07-22-09, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By jon-w9

Well, you found one bike on Sheldon Brown's page,...

Well, you found one bike on Sheldon Brown's page, the other on Amazon. That should be clue #1.

Secondly, I wouldn't buy a bike with an auto manufacturer name stuck on it. Whether it be Hummer,...
07-22-09, 09:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,253
Posted By jon-w9

/me puts on his cape and wizard hat

/me puts on his cape and wizard hat
07-20-09, 10:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,479
Posted By jon-w9

Brands of frame are like makers of cars. Some...

Brands of frame are like makers of cars. Some will say it has to be Italian, others Ford, and more Trek. No, buying a bike with a car name probably isn't a good idea either! ;)

I would start by...
07-16-09, 05:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,479
Posted By jon-w9

But he has a 1/8' deep gash! That is 1.5" deep!...

But he has a 1/8' deep gash! That is 1.5" deep! ;)
07-13-09, 05:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By jon-w9

OK then, offer $700, and work your way up from...

OK then, offer $700, and work your way up from there...

The second is a 1x9 too it looks like.
I would go with the Kona. It still has the reflectors on, so you know it wasn't ridden hard!
07-10-09, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,382
Posted By jon-w9

Your butt is most likely sore due to lack of...

Your butt is most likely sore due to lack of riding. This will be the case whether or not you are riding FS.

It sounds like the type of riding you are doing, or are planning on doing is suitable...
07-10-09, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By jon-w9

What about trying to find an '08 RH? Better...

What about trying to find an '08 RH?

Better fork and a 9 speed!
07-07-09, 07:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,479
Posted By jon-w9

$497.00 Shipping Weight (in pounds): 46.0 ...

$497.00
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 46.0
http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/03/86/75/47/0003867547841_500X500.jpg
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=10927851

I would for sure...
07-01-09, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 777
Posted By jon-w9

Sorry to jump on, but it may be fitting, Is...

Sorry to jump on, but it may be fitting,

Is there a FAQ about the best way to set up the riding position?

I recently got a new bike, and I notice my wrists start to get sore after a while.
...
Forum: BMX
03-31-06, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 965
Posted By jon-w9

Well, as for old, I meant ~10 years old. Worthy...

Well, as for old, I meant ~10 years old. Worthy of restoring meant get ride-able for a small amount of money.

I blasted the pegs and seatpost today to see what would happen. The rust came off...
Forum: BMX
03-30-06, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 965
Posted By jon-w9

Restoring on old BMX

I have a mid to late '90s DiamondBack Assult. I got it many years ago, but out it up in the rafters of my parent's barn. Well, time was not good to it.

The thing was all chrome, and not it is...
07-22-02, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By jon-w9

The crash happened relatively quickly. Mine was...

The crash happened relatively quickly. Mine was one of those "rare" instances where the clavile was broken due to a direct blow. I mean to say my shoulder hit the ground first and broke due to the...
07-22-02, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By jon-w9

Well, the orthopedic surgeon decided that surgery...

Well, the orthopedic surgeon decided that surgery would be of no real benefit, so I am sitting in an arm sling for 6-8 weeks.

Apparently the only thing I would gain would be a smoother shoulder...
07-19-02, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By jon-w9

Broken Clavicle

Has anyone had experience with this? I broke out of my clipless last Sunday and botched my landing. Needless to say my shoulder broke my bikes fall and now I am sitting in a sling waiting for my...
07-16-02, 07:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By jon-w9

Well, my timeframe has just expanded sice I took...

Well, my timeframe has just expanded sice I took a digger this weekend and broke my collerbone.

I have seen a bunch of KHS frames for sale, but I wasn't sure how good they were. I heard the name,...
07-12-02, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By jon-w9

Hardtail opinions

I know this has probably been hased and rehased here, but what is a good hardtail. I am looking to selll my Pro~Flex and go back to hardtail. I am not building a SS, but here are things I want:
...
06-14-02, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By jon-w9

I think you hit the nail on the head. I just...

I think you hit the nail on the head. I just want the new stuff, but there is nothing wrong with what I got, it could just be better.

I have read things about the shock, so I was going to upgrade...
06-14-02, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By jon-w9

If you are looking for some DH type, try Lutsen...

If you are looking for some DH type, try Lutsen Mountain by Thunder Bay. That is always fun.

Long live the Untited State of Wisconsin!
06-14-02, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By jon-w9

Well, it has come to my attention that it is a...

Well, it has come to my attention that it is a '97 Beast (I purchsed in '98). Some things I was considering were: cranks, BB, shock(s), seatpost, and maybe others.

So doing what I wanted would be...
06-13-02, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By jon-w9

I am not too worried about the rear shock, since...

I am not too worried about the rear shock, since when I bought it from Irvine Bike Source, the sent a WayBig instead of the Med./Big I ordered, so the rear spring is for 200+ riders and I weighed 175...
06-13-02, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By jon-w9

Last bump to see if anyone has any input. If not...

Last bump to see if anyone has any input. If not I guess I will let this thread disappear into the page 2+ abyss. :(
06-12-02, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By jon-w9

I am in the same boat as you. My dilemma: I...

I am in the same boat as you. My dilemma:

I have a 95 Trek 6500, has bottom line Alevio (sp?) components most places.

And a '98 beast, outfitted like this:

Pro-Flex Beast...
06-12-02, 01:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,418
Posted By jon-w9

I am guessing the problem is your wheels are...

I am guessing the problem is your wheels are aluminum, here cheap wally-world bike has steel rims. My wife got a cheap wally Mongoose when we started dating. The thing weighs like 40 lbs. I have...
06-07-02, 06:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By jon-w9

Apparently nobody has an opinion. Mountain Speed...

Apparently nobody has an opinion. Mountain Speed has speed springs for the chubby for $35. Is this a good upgrade, or should I put that money towards a new shock?

Same with the rear. A Noleen...
Forum: Introductions
06-07-02, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By jon-w9

I spent 2 years in Houghton at Michigan Tech. I...

I spent 2 years in Houghton at Michigan Tech. I miss the UP. I think it is the best biking in the state. Nice hills. Have you ever went to Minnesota to Lutsen Mountain for the summer downhill...
Forum: Introductions
06-06-02, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By jon-w9

KleinMp99 Where bouts you located? I am in...

KleinMp99

Where bouts you located? I am in Lansing. Getting back into the scence and looking for some nearby riding for practice and busting some runs. Glad to hear there are some locals here....
06-05-02, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By jon-w9

Old Bikes, New Ideas (LONG)

Well, as I stated in the introduction thread, I am getting back into the sport after a 3 year hiatus. Here is the deal:

1995 Trek 6500. This bike was worked hard dailey for 2-3 years. 90% XC,...
Forum: Introductions
06-05-02, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By jon-w9

Back in the saddle

Well, it has been a few years. I started in 1995 with a Trek 6500. Rode nearly everyday in college (plenty of free time :p )
I did some minor upgrades over stock, but nothing much.

In 1998 I...
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