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Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-06, 11:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,671
Posted By 120372

I figured she knew something I didn't . It's her...

I figured she knew something I didn't . It's her job, right?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-06, 11:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,671
Posted By 120372

LBS why do I hate thee, let me count the ways...

72 degrees here just outside of neworleans today and a beautiful day for a 52 mile ride while considering my future. Should I continue with the more lucrative house flipping, or should I go back to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-06, 05:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,983
Posted By 120372

Glad to see you made the smart choice. You...

Glad to see you made the smart choice.

You can still afford some nice shoes, pedals, 7 days worth of attire (if you're thrifty), a helmet, computer, bottles and cages, and that great book I told...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-06, 07:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,983
Posted By 120372

Put $20 of those $1000 towards "Zinn and the Art...

Put $20 of those $1000 towards "Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintanence."

Do yo really need someone who doesn't care about your bike working on it?

$980 left to spend.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-06, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By 120372

Didn't Lemond ride a Huffy? If you love...

Didn't Lemond ride a Huffy?

If you love the bike, rebadge it.

The LeChamp is startlingly similar to the fiji team.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-06, 07:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,983
Posted By 120372

BUY THE SCATTANTE!!! Seriously, It's a GREAT...

BUY THE SCATTANTE!!!
Seriously, It's a GREAT deal. It's also a really nice bike! You'll love it.

Are you willing to pay a thousand dollars for roubaix stickers? Either of these bikes will be...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-06, 07:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,983
Posted By 120372

Get the scattante. It's a nice bike. Since it's...

Get the scattante. It's a nice bike. Since it's your first road bike, you'll absolutely love it and with the money you save you can afford to buy lots of shorts, jerseys, etc...


I rode one...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-06, 03:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,434
Posted By 120372

My wife started riding with me last year. We...

My wife started riding with me last year. We split our routes with me doing a training ride out and meet on my return trip where she turns around and drafts home.
I recently bought her a nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-06, 09:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 685
Posted By 120372

Interval training will help you sustain the 25mph...

Interval training will help you sustain the 25mph effort over a longer distance.
For me, rollers have been an exceptional tool for dramatically increasing fluidity at a high cadence.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-06, 09:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,874
Posted By 120372

Thanks for the ringing ears and dizzied brain. ...

Thanks for the ringing ears and dizzied brain.

On a more positive note, I save this in my sports bookmarks for the next time on the rollers.

{note to self} when enjoying second glass of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-06, 08:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,061
Posted By 120372

You'd notice your saddle being too high by your...

You'd notice your saddle being too high by your hips rocking when you pedal.
I'd check the adjustment of your cleats. You may want to look into pedals with a wider range of float-lateral motion....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-06, 08:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,420
Posted By 120372

I bought, renovated, and sold a house since this...

I bought, renovated, and sold a house since this thread started. What did you do?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-06, 09:50 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 37,342
Posted By 120372

[QUOTE=cycle17]My..my all you Brooks fanatics are...

[QUOTE=cycle17]My..my all you Brooks fanatics are just climbing over one another to defend those precious "cement slabs." Having tried two myself...I don't care for them. Why break in a sadlle!?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-06, 12:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,628
Posted By 120372

Ask the seller for some photos of the actual...

Ask the seller for some photos of the actual product you will be buying. That looks like a stock image to me. Ask all the questions you have about the bike before bidding. This particular auction...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-06, 05:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 641
Posted By 120372

Tektro brake pads are the only thing I would find...

Tektro brake pads are the only thing I would find value in replacing. I like being able to stop in the rain though.

Put the rest in the new (used) bike fund.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-06, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By 120372

If it were me I'd get the 5000. I've never looked...

If it were me I'd get the 5000. I've never looked back on a purchase and wished I'd gotten lower quality. Your new bike won't be new once you walk out the door with it.
Resale value will stand...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-06, 08:39 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,922
Posted By 120372

Ed, (and other people interested in...

Ed,
(and other people interested in sandblasting)

I purchased a Campbell Hausfield blast gun from wal-mart for under $20 if I remember correctly.
If you have a compressor, you should get...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-06, 05:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,129
Posted By 120372

15 pounds in three months shouldn't be...

15 pounds in three months shouldn't be disappointing. At that rate you'll lose 60 pounds per year. How long did it take to gain 15 pounds? I'll bet a lot more than 3 months.

What you are doing is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-06, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By 120372

Lubricate the threads of the screws. It's a good...

Lubricate the threads of the screws. It's a good idea to do this when you install cleats. An ounce of prevention.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-06, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By 120372

Did you lubricate the screws on your cleats?

Did you lubricate the screws on your cleats?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-06, 05:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 654
Posted By 120372

Tv on the floor in front of rollers, masking tape...

Tv on the floor in front of rollers, masking tape guidelines that mark the widest I want to be on the rollers between the span of me and TV. Fan on top of Tv. Rollers instantly became infinitely more...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-06, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 692
Posted By 120372

You must be correct since you say so. Everyone...

You must be correct since you say so. Everyone who uses a cutout saddle must be wrong. We are all experiencing a placebo effect. You're really smart and everyone else is really lazy and dumb.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-06, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 692
Posted By 120372

Studies can be made to come to whatever...

Studies can be made to come to whatever conclusion is most beneficial to the person or group doing the study. The only study that's important to me is the study of what used to happen to my C&B and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-06, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 692
Posted By 120372

I switched from a Selle Italia Flite Gel to a...

I switched from a Selle Italia Flite Gel to a Terry Fly.
At 5-8, 140 lbs, I couldn't be happier with a saddle.

I've suffered for years from restricted bloodflow that I just thought was part of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-06, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By 120372

An advantage of rollers is that you don't have to...

An advantage of rollers is that you don't have to change the setup of your bike to use them.
I use the minoura action mag, and with the resistance unit you can make life as miserable as you...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-06, 04:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,372
Posted By 120372

"punto madre," or thereabouts, is carnal...

"punto madre," or thereabouts, is carnal knowledge of your (or someone else's) mother. This, according to the large group of cubans who lived next door in new orleans.
They knew how to throw a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-06, 05:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 31,302
Posted By 120372

I'm 5-8 w/ a 30 inseam also. Although you...

I'm 5-8 w/ a 30 inseam also.
Although you can make that bike fit (somewhat) , once you purchase it you may regret it for the lifetime of the bike.
I'm constantly tweaking this and that on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-06, 09:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,625
Posted By 120372

voodoo queried: My question wasn't related to...

voodoo queried: My question wasn't related to criminal liability, questioning if the buyers were not aware that the goods were stolen do they still own what they bought?


You own it until the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-06, 08:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,746
Posted By 120372

Jan looks fine to me. Lemond, on the other hand...

Jan looks fine to me. Lemond, on the other hand...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-06, 08:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,625
Posted By 120372

Receiving stolen goods is generally buying or...

Receiving stolen goods is generally buying or acquiring the possession of property knowing (or believing in some jurisdictions) that it had been obtained through theft, embezzlement, larceny, or...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-06, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,857
Posted By 120372

I have the KG 281, basically the same as the 381...

I have the KG 281, basically the same as the 381 minus a few tweaks. I absolutely love it. I raced years ago and have ridden plenty of frames. This one is so incredibly comfortable. It soaks up all...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-06, 05:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,061
Posted By 120372

I recently discovered, after riding at 90rpm for...

I recently discovered, after riding at 90rpm for years, that it's not for me.
My average speed jumped from 21ish to 24ish with no consequences. I still don't understand the mechanics of it all...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-06, 11:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,106
Posted By 120372

While I did get a laugh out of this comment,...

While I did get a laugh out of this comment, calling someone a sissy while running away is pathetic and amusing. In an altercation, if you can't hold your ground it's best to keep quiet.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-06, 11:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,227
Posted By 120372

Gerald, great idea to get her used to clips....

Gerald, great idea to get her used to clips. Thanks.

Euro, I would agree with you if the majority of our riding were loaded touring. This "tour" is a far cry from touring as you and I know it....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-06, 12:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By 120372

Check out the recumbent forum if you're...

Check out the recumbent forum if you're interested in that sort of thing. I've never ridden one, but all the guys I see riding them around here look really comfortable and happy.
Sorry I can't...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-06, 11:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,227
Posted By 120372

Stealing parts from my wife's new bike

Rank this one somewhere near the bottom of useful discourse. There is nothing to be learned here. You're wasting your time reading this thread.

I'm always looking for a great deal and I found...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-06, 10:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By 120372

Why shouldn't you buy it?

Why shouldn't you buy it?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-06, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,280
Posted By 120372

Here's a sturdy, quick alternative to spending...

Here's a sturdy, quick alternative to spending $80.
Be creative and look at what you have in your lumber supply with an eye to what you're making. Here's a simple, two-step solution.

1) ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-06, 10:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 756
Posted By 120372

I've said it before, but for the sake of future...

I've said it before, but for the sake of future ebay queries and people who use the search feature, I had great success purchasing an otherwise unobtainable dura ace/carbon fiber Look for $1200.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-06, 10:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,211
Posted By 120372

Conundrum, you shouldn't be in the same...

Conundrum, you shouldn't be in the same situation. There are group rides a couple of times a month in gulfport and biloxi. (pre-katrina, at least)
Also, even though the common theme in this...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-05, 10:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 934
Posted By 120372

Having watched prices on ebay for almost a year...

Having watched prices on ebay for almost a year waiting for a steal, which I finally found last month, my opinion is that auction prices in the spring/early summer are higher for the same bike with...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-05, 09:23 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 8,784
Posted By 120372

scarpi wrote,"Nobody sees it my way, thats...

scarpi wrote,"Nobody sees it my way, thats usually how it is."

If no one sees things your way, and that's how it usually is, maybe you should take a good hard look at the way you do things.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-05, 10:14 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,533
Posted By 120372

Doesn't anyone else think it's weird for some guy...

Doesn't anyone else think it's weird for some guy at work to keep showing this guy a little leg and then insisting on spending some quality time together?!?
When adjusting your presta valves,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-05, 09:55 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,372
Posted By 120372

Sticky?

Sticky?
Forum: Foo
11-27-05, 09:47 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,806
Posted By 120372

Mandy, A friend of mine (also 6'4) went...

Mandy,

A friend of mine (also 6'4) went through the exact thing you are doing. She is one of the happiest and well-adjusted people I've ever met. Be true to who you are and you'll be happy.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-05, 02:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,361
Posted By 120372

I was stopped at a light when a guy in a Camaro...

I was stopped at a light when a guy in a Camaro pulls up next to me with his passenger window down. I hear "******" and look over at him.


Hmmm....

I would have just assumed he was talking to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-05, 02:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 773
Posted By 120372

Curses to you Foghat!

Weather couldn't have been more perfect here on the North Shore of New orleans. 68 degrees, with a slight crosswind on the out and back, legs feeling fresh, fully hydrated, New (used) bike dialed in....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-05, 03:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,741
Posted By 120372

Ebay bikes-what did you find

with all the ebay bashing going on, I figured now would be a fine time to display the steals that were found on ebay.
Here's my $1200 carbon rocket. What did you find?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-05, 08:05 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,134
Posted By 120372

If you're not in a hurry and are diligent in your...

If you're not in a hurry and are diligent in your search, if you contact the seller and ask specific questions about condition issues or components before bidding, if you look closely at all the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-05, 04:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,769
Posted By 120372

Does anyone have any experience with the 281? ...

Does anyone have any experience with the 281?
I found an incredible deal and am waiting for it to arrive. The price point was so low I can justify the purchase with the wheels alone.
I'll...
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