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07-19-14, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

hey everyone. Starting riding again. new goals

Hello everyone. I have been a member of this forum for a while now but im more of a lurker than an active member but I figured I would kind of take this time to re-introduce myself.

This year i...
09-06-13, 09:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,397
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

I know it was just upsetting that it was basicly...

I know it was just upsetting that it was basicly my tax dollars at work. I had a guy pass me didnt even bother to slow down on a blind corner. and at the apex of that blind corner was an suv. Thank...
09-06-13, 09:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,397
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

You didnt read the stickys at the top of this...

You didnt read the stickys at the top of this forum did you?
09-06-13, 08:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,397
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

Should I do anything about this

Hey guys I went for a ride yesterday and I was coming home, IM a recreational cyclist and I dont ride in traffic much just mostly back country roads where there is hardly any cars.

Well I was...
08-29-13, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

I think after two I would be calling the support...

I think after two I would be calling the support car. or bumming a ride home
08-29-13, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

Thanks for the replys friends. I checked all the...

Thanks for the replys friends. I checked all the routing no notable damage to the wires. I re positioned the speed/ distance sensor so that the magnet is passing much closer to the pickup. Tested the...
08-29-13, 06:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

but its weird. it worked fine for the past year...

but its weird. it worked fine for the past year and a half. you wouldnt think that it would just start acting up. I looked at the contacts. those seemed pretty clean. it just started working again...
08-28-13, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

help with cateye computer

Hey guys. I set off for my ride this morning and noticed that I wasnt getting a speed reading on my Cateye strada cadence Wired. So I stopped and re racked the computer. Nothing. Just to double check...
08-28-13, 02:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,293
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

I took mine off and took it to work with me and...

I took mine off and took it to work with me and cleaned it in the safety clean machine. Made it spotless. AFAIK safety clean is just mineral spirits. whatever it is it should be pretty safe. its safe...
08-26-13, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,776
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

mine are really similar to that crash n carry...

mine are really similar to that crash n carry only mine dont have that extra supporting member on the cable side. and the arms have a ton of flex in them. im still holding off. im gona do some...
08-23-13, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,776
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

Ok guys thanks for all the replys. So I just...

Ok guys thanks for all the replys. So I just found out new 105 leavers are out of the question as they have the new updated cable pull instead of the traditional cable pull of my 2007 105 brakes.
...
08-16-13, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,776
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

Brake upgrade question

Hey guys, Since im getting back into cycling I wanted to ask another question about a potential upgrade item that i have never been a fan of on my bike.

Ok here goes, On my bike I have tektro...
08-04-13, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 728
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

I tried pushing out the bearings. but no luck....

I tried pushing out the bearings. but no luck. internal to the hub are two bearings. one drive side one non drive side. and two more inside the cassette drive (forgive me i have no idea what its...
08-03-13, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 728
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

new wheelset

Hey guys Ive already kind of made up my mind but I wanted to know your final thoughts to see how well I did.

So anyways here goes. Since I have been off the bike (about 2 years ago) ive slowly...
10-16-11, 08:14 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,483
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

I was rather unmotivated for the past 2 years....

I was rather unmotivated for the past 2 years. This year after gaining quite a bit of weight and being told by my gf that i was getting rather large. :( So I got out on the bike. But what I did was...
10-14-11, 11:19 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,376
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

No, Im not verry pleased with myself. I used to...

No, Im not verry pleased with myself. I used to be somewhat fit back when I did bmx. I got hurt bad (crushed kidney) And stayed off bmx forever. Took me a while but i got back out on the mtb but not...
09-25-11, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

well like on some of the climbs i was in small...

well like on some of the climbs i was in small ring big cog. I was just that tired. I wasnt ever trying to climb a hill with a big gear mashing it all the way up. I just felt like I had no power. Ive...
09-25-11, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

Did I bonk?

So I know there are tons of threads about bonking but I have some serious questions. My last ride (about 3 days ago) on the flats I was easily able to maintain 18ish mph pace. Did that for about 10...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-11, 08:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,937
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

Ok guys went to the lbs and got the park TL-1...

Ok guys went to the lbs and got the park TL-1 They are much better than any tire lever I have ever used. Made my quikstik look like a joke. Its going back in the MTB bag. Babied them because I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-11, 08:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,937
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

PANG! there goes tire lever number 3. These...

PANG! there goes tire lever number 3. These things are stiff but it comes at a cost. they are brittle and you have to baby them to get them to work. I was just practicing in my garage. Idk how this...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-11, 08:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,626
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

Na. wash it off and dry it. put your favorite oil...

Na. wash it off and dry it. put your favorite oil on and see what happens. worst case scenario its just going to wear prematurely. just have the lbs check the stretch after so long. but no point in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-11, 08:38 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,301
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

like others said. take the lane (like in the...

like others said. take the lane (like in the right tire track or a good 2ft from the white line) if you dont people treat that like there invitation to pass you closely. You have every right to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-11, 08:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,626
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

Make sure you rinse the simple green off fully. I...

Make sure you rinse the simple green off fully. I like the original myself. Havent really noticed much difference between it and the auto stuff. Auto stuff is a bit darker and maybe a bit more...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-11, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

I used simple green for years when I used to race...

I used simple green for years when I used to race rc (radio controlled cars) the simple green kind of has the effect of conditioning the tires and really cleaning them up. Tried it on my vittorias...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-11, 08:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,164
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

im about your weight. Currently I ride a wtb...

im about your weight. Currently I ride a wtb speed v. Its an ok saddle with tons of padding. I dont have many problems with it but I am looking to upgrade. (dont like the "wale tale") My lbs started...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-11, 07:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,937
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

Tire lever problems

Hello guys. I have a question thats been frustrating me for quite some time.

I searched the internet and it seems like nobody has any good advice on tire levers. So I had to ask. I even searched...
09-19-11, 05:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 982
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

I too have the blackburn. I love it. I think I...

I too have the blackburn. I love it. I think I gave like 30 bucks for it when it was on sale at sportmart. I cant remember. its the air tower 1. Works great. long hose to attach to a bike even when...
09-18-11, 11:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,708
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

I currently have the topeak mini morph. I have a...

I currently have the topeak mini morph. I have a love hat relationship with it. I have had it on two bikes for over 4 years and probably close to 7000 miles between the two. I like the pump but it...
09-18-11, 09:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 652
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

Ok guys not to bring up a dead post but it seems...

Ok guys not to bring up a dead post but it seems like im going to be buying a new wheelset sooner rather than later. While chaining a flat on my current wheels I rotated over the wheels while holding...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-11, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

yes I have considered velo plugs. I went to the...

yes I have considered velo plugs. I went to the lbs and got some velox right before they closed. (had a united way cookout hat to finish up fast to make it ontime)

What I ment by flat spot was if...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-11, 07:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

That does remind me. I have mavic cxp22 with...

That does remind me. I have mavic cxp22 with vitoria zaffiro pros and I sure have a hell of a time removing them. Granted the only thing I have dont until this point is mtb and bmx tires. So maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-11, 05:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

rim tape

Hey guys. Last night I wanted to rotate my tires front to back. (rear tire was starting to get a flat spot on the top of the tire) I had just gotten done putting the front tire back togeather and was...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-11, 10:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,278
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

ok one more rant and then ill stop because I know...

ok one more rant and then ill stop because I know BF is not for ranting and we all have a million stories. One time I was on a short yet steep climb. I heard chitty chitty bang bang from a long way...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-11, 10:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,495
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

NO NO NO A THOUSAND TIMES NO! do not take any...

NO NO NO A THOUSAND TIMES NO! do not take any bike to school, or out in a public place for that matter. That you would not be absolutely heart broken. Take either an old junk bike. A cheep walmart...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-11, 04:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,278
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

Yea there is a small town on one of my rides that...

Yea there is a small town on one of my rides that I go though. The speed limit is 25 and its a downhill entry into the town. So once I get to the top of the hill my bike just coasts in the 25-28mph...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-11, 09:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,278
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

Depends what kind of honk and where on the road....

Depends what kind of honk and where on the road. and generally its accompanied with the sound of slowing down or a reeving engine.

The guys that give you the quick beep beep are simply telling...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-11, 08:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

Hey vicsmart I actually have the candy. I bought...

Hey vicsmart I actually have the candy. I bought my candys shortly before they made the switch to the new aluminum cage. So I cant speak of how the new ones feel or ride. The advantage of the candys...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-11, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

If this is your first ever bike with clipless...

If this is your first ever bike with clipless then I highly recommend a mountain shoe. It will give you more tread to walk around in. But will be stiff enough to aid your power transfer and still...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-11, 04:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,529
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

Thanks guys. yea im really liking the look of...

Thanks guys. yea im really liking the look of those isla glasses and it would let me try the rx lense behind the actual glasses lense for a much more affordable price. Then I could buy the ESS ones...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-11, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 581
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

yea columbus is pretty flat. We dont have...

yea columbus is pretty flat. We dont have "climbs" per say. but we have lots of steep rollers. If you want steep roller after steep roller go out into canal winchester. climb pickerington hill its...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-11, 11:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,529
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

yea I have buddies that swear by oaklies. But...

yea I have buddies that swear by oaklies. But every time I go to my optometrist he says not to get them because he says they have had alot of lenses come back cut wrong and have to send them back...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-11, 11:54 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,142
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GAacxGiV4A&feature...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GAacxGiV4A&feature=relmfu I wonder if this actually works. and if it does I wonder if it works on a bike? I would ride around with a magnet taped to the bottom of my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-11, 11:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,529
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

Thanks for the replys. It looks like libero likes...

Thanks for the replys. It looks like libero likes his bolle's. I am still kinda tempted to try that route of a shooting or sport style lense with an rx carrier behind. I wore fitovers for two years...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-11, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

I have crankbrother candy sl (now the candy 2 I...

I have crankbrother candy sl (now the candy 2 I believe) I love them. It gives you a bigger platform to stand on if you need to ride without clipping in. yet not overly big. I like all the float that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-11, 08:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,529
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

Thanks for all the replies fellas. I am not sure...

Thanks for all the replies fellas. I am not sure what my current prescription is. But I can tell you its not good. If I take my glasses off i cant read big print (like posters and stuff) from 4ft...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-11, 06:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,708
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

http://www.amazon.com/Tacx-Juno-Bicycle-Water-Bott...

http://www.amazon.com/Tacx-Juno-Bicycle-Water-Bottle/dp/B000XB49LM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1315787877&sr=8-1 Thats what i have. LBS gave it to me. Its pretty cool made of thick plastic and even has a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-11, 06:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,873
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

That really sucks man. Glad to hear your ok. But...

That really sucks man. Glad to hear your ok. But I have to ask the question I think everyone else is dying to know? Did the driver give a story why he did that? Did he run? did he stay? was it just...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-11, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,271
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

i think my lbs carries alligator. Never seemed to...

i think my lbs carries alligator. Never seemed to fail me. they tend to stress the ptfe ones. And I do think they work better especially for shifting. I would recomend the. Altho I think the majority...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-11, 05:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,529
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

yea. I never thought about the prescription lens...

yea. I never thought about the prescription lens fogging. my glasses never fogged when i used them behind fitovers but idk. I just cant do contacts. First off my hands are usually always filthy (A&P...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-11, 05:25 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,142
Posted By DARKSCOPE001

lol ok ill share one more story then i should...

lol ok ill share one more story then i should stop littering in this thread. I drive a 99 Hyundai elantra with a tired out little 4cyl engine. with a 0-60 of two months. Every day when I would get on...
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