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11-07-14, 06:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,230
Posted By Scrabbler

I'll assume that the moments before you arrived...

I'll assume that the moments before you arrived in the sketchy area, that you were in a relatively safer area. Here's your tip - TURN AROUND.
07-23-13, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 979
Posted By Scrabbler

I wont pay $30 for TDF streaming next year.

Last year the streaming experience seemed a lot better. This year, trying to watch live, or just after was hit and miss. Things like this should improve, not degrade over time.
08-02-12, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By Scrabbler

...and also had to order a new 39T ring. Old one...

...and also had to order a new 39T ring. Old one was complaining loudly with the new chain. The new ring is on and is silent.
08-02-12, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By Scrabbler

I would sooner buy a used toothbrush.

I would sooner buy a used toothbrush.
07-31-12, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By Scrabbler

Im just going to throw this idea out there...have...

Im just going to throw this idea out there...have you considered that your chain, or cassette, may be worn?
07-31-12, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By Scrabbler

Do you have a speedo magnet attached? Does it...

Do you have a speedo magnet attached? Does it rub? Does moving it change anything? Just some ideas...
07-31-12, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By Scrabbler

If it lasts months, I would say use it sparingly,...

If it lasts months, I would say use it sparingly, and dont worry about it.
07-31-12, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By Scrabbler

I was breaking a $7 bladed spoke monthly on brand...

I was breaking a $7 bladed spoke monthly on brand new Shimano RS10s (20 spoke wheels, 200lb rider). After the third, I called it quits and got some Mavic Open Pros. No spokes broken, years later.
07-31-12, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,786
Posted By Scrabbler

Like others have said, I dont think it would be...

Like others have said, I dont think it would be an issue either. Just expect the rubber pieces to need replacing at shorter intervals, and pay greater attention to lubing the bike.
07-30-12, 06:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 709
Posted By Scrabbler

Just for closure purposes.... I ordered a...

Just for closure purposes....

I ordered a new Powerlink,and did just as the first respondent said, RTMF, and it went on in 5 seconds. Amazing what following directions and recommendations will...
07-30-12, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By Scrabbler

130MM BCD Inner ring question

FSA Gossamer crank 53/39T. I want to replace the 39. Do I have to remove the crank?
07-28-12, 03:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 709
Posted By Scrabbler

Same thing could be said for a puncture, but I...

Same thing could be said for a puncture, but I see your point. I agree it would be safer using a Powerlink and I have ordered one.
07-28-12, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 682
Posted By Scrabbler

Apparently I dont have a good enough Dish package...

Apparently I dont have a good enough Dish package to qualify for online viewing..... Buuuuuut, I did pay for NBC streaming of the Tour, and it used the Silverlight plugin. Might want to check you...
07-27-12, 07:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 709
Posted By Scrabbler

Dont the Shimano chains come with connecting...

Dont the Shimano chains come with connecting pins? How are they any different from what I have done?
07-27-12, 06:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 709
Posted By Scrabbler

This is a 10 speed chain SRAM-1031, with Ultegra...

This is a 10 speed chain SRAM-1031, with Ultegra STI 6600 shifters, 6700 11-28 rear cogs. I squeezed the plates, etc, they wouldnt lock more than half way. Basically destroyed them getting them...
07-27-12, 06:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 709
Posted By Scrabbler

Chain link question

How much is a chain strength weakened by removing and reinstalling a connecting pin?

I bought a new chain, and became tired of trying to get the SRAM powerlink to lock in place. Removed it and...
07-25-12, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By Scrabbler

I went ahead and ordered a new cassette and...

I went ahead and ordered a new cassette and chain. Not worth worrying about it. Thanks for all the feedback.
07-24-12, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By Scrabbler

Thanks. What eventually happens? Gear...

Thanks.

What eventually happens? Gear skips, chain break, etc?
07-24-12, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By Scrabbler

I hate to have to admit this, but it's stretched...

I hate to have to admit this, but it's stretched 3/16ths (over 12 inches) NOT 3/8ths. Sorry about that.

Ugh. So I'm guessing now would be a good time to change out that chain before major...
07-21-12, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By Scrabbler

Replace chain...and cassette...or do nothing?

So I finally measured my 10 speed chain, not due to any issues, just because I see it recommended so often.

Well, it's 3/8ths stretched. It's about 3 years old, around 4000 miles on it. FSA...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-12, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,642
Posted By Scrabbler

Seems like you might be doing something wrong. ...

Seems like you might be doing something wrong. Check out some YouTube videos, maybe that will help.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=bicycle+helmet+adjustment
07-05-12, 05:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,743
Posted By Scrabbler

You're correct, that's a super dangerous road...

You're correct, that's a super dangerous road IMO. The right lane is narrow, with a concrete gutter, so even moving over into gutter, if necessary, can be dangerous. I wouldnt ride there either. ...
06-28-12, 05:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,826
Posted By Scrabbler

Yeah, and dont forget when you downgrade back to...

Yeah, and dont forget when you downgrade back to your previous package you get hit with an additional $10 surcharge. I'm going to try the streaming this year instead. That way I can watch live at...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-12, 09:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,876
Posted By Scrabbler

"I finally found a little stretch of good bumpy...

"I finally found a little stretch of good bumpy chip seal roads near me."

Is like...

"I finally found a hot chick with cold sores."

Interesting, but I'd be better off avoiding.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-12, 09:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,427
Posted By Scrabbler

Welcome, good initial choice, I'm sure you'll...

Welcome, good initial choice, I'm sure you'll enjoy!!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-12, 09:06 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,786
Posted By Scrabbler

Man, that rocks, I know it's a long hard road -...

Man, that rocks, I know it's a long hard road - awesome, congrats!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-12, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2,172
Views: 491,713
Posted By Scrabbler

Chopstick spokes? lol.. kidding.... Cool bike, I...

Chopstick spokes? lol.. kidding.... Cool bike, I dig.
06-01-12, 08:51 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-12, 06:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,476
Posted By Scrabbler

Wishing her a fast recovery.

Wishing her a fast recovery.
05-31-12, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,684
Posted By Scrabbler

My kids often fell asleep in the seats, and was...

My kids often fell asleep in the seats, and was thankful for the tall backs of the rear mounted seats.
05-31-12, 05:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,221
Posted By Scrabbler

That scam seems to have lost some momentum,...

That scam seems to have lost some momentum, thankfully.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-12, 05:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 765
Posted By Scrabbler

This.

This.
05-28-12, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 935
Posted By Scrabbler

You should really use one of the free survey type...

You should really use one of the free survey type of sites, and then point us all to it, you would get way better response. If I want to reply now its a PITA to scroll back and remember everything...
05-28-12, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,451
Posted By Scrabbler

I would take both wheels off and shove my bike in...

I would take both wheels off and shove my bike in the back seat or trunk before I would install one of those trunk mounted devices.
05-28-12, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 901
Posted By Scrabbler

Yeah I think you should be ok then if you just...

Yeah I think you should be ok then if you just want turns and not a map.
05-28-12, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By Scrabbler

Woh thats a cool idea I've never even considered....

Woh thats a cool idea I've never even considered. Thanks!
05-28-12, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,953
Posted By Scrabbler

Exactly. You can limp home forever with a slow...

Exactly. You can limp home forever with a slow leak and a pump. You can help unlimited strangers with flats with a pump. After the initial cost, it costs you nothing to operate. I'd recommend a...
05-28-12, 05:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,702
Posted By Scrabbler

This is good advice. I would recommend a light...

This is good advice. I would recommend a light that also has a "flashing" mode, but there are plenty so it shouldnt be hard to find. You'll get a lot of bang for the buck there.
05-25-12, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,343
Posted By Scrabbler

I would recommend a used Garmin Edge 305. It can...

I would recommend a used Garmin Edge 305. It can guide you along a route (no maps though), as well as supporting cycling useful data such as heart rate, and cadence that the others cant provide. ...
05-17-12, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,667
Posted By Scrabbler

Some front suspensions have a lockout knob so you...

Some front suspensions have a lockout knob so you can use it either way.
05-17-12, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,451
Posted By Scrabbler

+1 If you get a hitch receiver, you can...

+1

If you get a hitch receiver, you can install a rack like this, have your bikes on/off in less than a minute, and drive 100mph.
...
05-17-12, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,343
Posted By Scrabbler

What do you do when it rains?

What do you do when it rains?
05-17-12, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 901
Posted By Scrabbler

Neither does the 500.

Neither does the 500.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-12, 07:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 952
Posted By Scrabbler

Agreed. In the past I have put my dumb-phone in...

Agreed. In the past I have put my dumb-phone in my saddle bag.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-12, 06:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 952
Posted By Scrabbler

No intention to thread-jack here, but since i've...

No intention to thread-jack here, but since i've only recently gotten a smartphone, it caught my attention. Are you mounting your phone on the handlebars? Hiding it in a baggie in the jersey? Do...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-11, 06:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,441
Posted By Scrabbler

I like the tray racks. One set up and adjusted...

I like the tray racks. One set up and adjusted its just seconds to load and unload a full bike ready to go.
http://www.amazon.com/Swagman-Cross-Country-2-Bike-2-Inch-Receiver/dp/B0001VO1YY/
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-11, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By Scrabbler

Read this: ...

Read this:

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/frame-sizing.html
09-13-11, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 808
Posted By Scrabbler

Forget that overpriced (to me) stuff and get this...

Forget that overpriced (to me) stuff and get this generic light. Massive light output - be seen.

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/1w-2-mode-50-lumen-led-bike-light-with-mount-4-aaa-18307
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-11, 08:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,304
Posted By Scrabbler

Picking up a nice Next off of CL later today!

Picking up a nice Next off of CL later today!
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