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Forum: Commuting
03-27-12, 07:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,953
Posted By Bachman

I see them on my commute now and then. I usually...

I see them on my commute now and then. I usually don't even need to say anything since they have this apologetic look on their face. Most of the time they'll even say "sorry" or "thanks". I'm sure...
Forum: Texas
11-21-11, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 922
Posted By Bachman

I echo this sentiment. I've never ridden down...

I echo this sentiment. I've never ridden down Lakeline, but I've driven down it. There are lots of twists and turns and people drive way too fast. Actually someone posted earlier this year about his...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-11, 09:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,019
Posted By Bachman

Considering how easily people will shell out $100...

Considering how easily people will shell out $100 or more for a block of styrofoam, I can't wait to see how much these cost.
10-29-11, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,632
Posted By Bachman

Make sure you tighten the pinch bolt down onto...

Make sure you tighten the pinch bolt down onto the cable really well and be careful when shifting to the big ring. I had a similar issue and realized I was pulling the cable through the pinch bolt....
Forum: Commuting
10-24-11, 07:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,513
Posted By Bachman

I don't have any experience with either of those...

I don't have any experience with either of those jackets, but I'd prefer to wear a brighter color than that. I don't see why anyone would think you're a jerk for wearing it unless you're already...
Forum: Commuting
10-20-11, 09:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,301
Posted By Bachman

My first bike had brifters, and I really disliked...

My first bike had brifters, and I really disliked the way the front derailleur shifted. I recently built a new bike with downtube shifters, and I don't miss the brifters at all. However I think it...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-11, 09:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,645
Posted By Bachman

I got some wool long sleeve undershirts from...

I got some wool long sleeve undershirts from Cabelas last year. They kept me very warm and dry and never even stunk. Really amazing material, and well worth the 10 bucks that I paid..

My only...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-11, 09:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,265
Posted By Bachman

I was at the home depot a while back and noticed...

I was at the home depot a while back and noticed someone had locked their bike to one of the yellow car barriers... I felt like picking it up and taking it to customer service.
...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-11, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,481
Posted By Bachman

I totally agree. I don't mind getting wet (hell,...

I totally agree. I don't mind getting wet (hell, I end up soaked in sweat anyway unless it's really cold out), but the road spray from the front wheel is pretty nasty.

I felt a sense of...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-11, 09:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,758
Posted By Bachman

Yep, that's my take as well. You'll find that...

Yep, that's my take as well. You'll find that trying to get a "quick start" while having one foot clipped in and the other mashing on the wrong side of the pedal and then trying to flip it back over...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-11, 02:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 771
Posted By Bachman

This brings back childhood memories. ...

This brings back childhood memories.

http://www.soggytofu.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Mega-Man-5-U_003.png
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-11, 02:32 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 11,317
Posted By Bachman

If a person wants to eat meat, fine. I think we...

If a person wants to eat meat, fine. I think we evolved to eat both, otherwise we'd be dead by now. That said, you can get by without meat just fine. Personally, I've stopped eating meat for the most...
09-22-11, 10:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 675
Posted By Bachman

I recently did my own bar tape for the first time...

I recently did my own bar tape for the first time as well. I used this video as a guide, and it came out great:

http://youtu.be/psmxYxmE3T8
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-11, 08:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,862
Posted By Bachman

Thanks for the responses guys. I'm a bit calmer...

Thanks for the responses guys. I'm a bit calmer now. I still kind of feel like these are junk, but I'll keep at it and see if it gets better. I'd hate to have wasted all that money on pedals and...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-11, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,186
Posted By Bachman

That's just too much. I would lock both wheels &...

That's just too much. I would lock both wheels & frame, but I wouldn't even chance leaving the bike in an area where the parts get stripped off like a piranha feeding frenzy.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-11, 07:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,862
Posted By Bachman

wow this sucks. Bought them on Amazon for $63.56...

wow this sucks. Bought them on Amazon for $63.56 (seemed like a good deal at the time). The bike accidentally tipped over the other day and landed on a hard surface, and the black paint chipped right...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-11, 06:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,862
Posted By Bachman

SPD-SL difficulties

I just started using Shimano 105 pedals last week. These are my first SPD-SL pedals and man are they a pain in the butt!

The very first thing that I noticed is that it takes a huge amount of...
08-31-11, 10:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By Bachman

I'm looking for something a little more compact,...

I'm looking for something a little more compact, like a flail. These are legal to carry on bike rides, I assume?

http://thedarkblade.com/wp-content/uploads/chain-mace.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-11, 11:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,548
Posted By Bachman

These alloy bottle cages can go pretty fast. ...

These alloy bottle cages can go pretty fast.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31PlObdms-L._SL500_AA300_.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-11, 10:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,934
Posted By Bachman

This guy was way ahead of the game. ...

This guy was way ahead of the game.

http://webjunk.info/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/olympic-ring-shaped-bicycle.jpg
Forum: Commuting
08-21-11, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 601
Posted By Bachman

Depends largely on the roads and traffic...

Depends largely on the roads and traffic situation. 5-10 minutes for a .2mi climb is slower than walking speed... sounds like an intense climb. Will there be a large shoulder or bike lane here, or...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-11, 12:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 800
Posted By Bachman

Could it be because you have less leverage than...

Could it be because you have less leverage than normal with the shorter cranks, meaning you must exert more force with each revolution (all else being equal)? Are you shifting in a lower gear to...
08-12-11, 08:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 23,696
Posted By Bachman

When I purchased my first bike and was new to...

When I purchased my first bike and was new to cycling I heard a clicking noise every now and then, once per revolution. It drove me nuts for a while, but I did a facepalm when I figured it out. The...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-11, 06:50 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,719
Posted By Bachman

The best smell I've encountered is no smell, just...

The best smell I've encountered is no smell, just pure clean air.

Car exhaust is a given. The worst part is when people feel the need to gun their engine, which produces a rotten egg sulfur smell...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-11, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,944
Posted By Bachman

I put a reusable KMC missing link on the Shimano...

I put a reusable KMC missing link on the Shimano chain that came with my bike and it works great. I wouldn't have any qualms about buying a new KMC chain to replace it, especially if it already came...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-11, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,160
Posted By Bachman

This is a whip: ...

This is a whip:
http://cdn.bicyclehero.com/catalog/product/cache/1/image/500x500/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/p/a/parktool_sr-1_sprocket_remover_chain_whip_tool.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-11, 06:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,996
Posted By Bachman

that picture hurts my brain ...

that picture hurts my brain

http://www.gifbin.com/bin/042011/1302782653_ames-room-illusion.gif
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-11, 10:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,459
Posted By Bachman

There's a lot of loose gravel all over the place...

There's a lot of loose gravel all over the place here so this happens a lot (but so far not with enough force to shatter a window!). Sometimes the pebbles will ping off car doors and such, and...
07-14-11, 11:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,875
Posted By Bachman

I carry a spare tube, patch kit, pump, and tire...

I carry a spare tube, patch kit, pump, and tire levers, all pretty light and cheap. My cyclocross bike came with a nice little pump that clips onto my frame under the bottle cage, and the rest goes...
07-14-11, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By Bachman

Yeah, they also have a plain aluminum road frame...

Yeah, they also have a plain aluminum road frame with downtube bosses. The first time I saw it, it was $100 but I thought the performancebike frame looked better and would be worth the extra cost......
07-12-11, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By Bachman

Thanks for the advice guys. I think I'll get the...

Thanks for the advice guys. I think I'll get the cheaper FD and hope for the best, if I decide to stick with the friction shifter route, that is.

I just noticed this frame on sale at Nashbar....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-11, 09:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,266
Posted By Bachman

Trade ya ...

Trade ya

http://belo.bimedia.net/KVUE/weather/stills/7_DAY_STILL.jpg
Forum: Commuting
07-12-11, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By Bachman

I agree! I need more bikes too. I only have one...

I agree! I need more bikes too. I only have one right now. I spend all day at work daydreaming about all the different bikes I should have: "There's my first bike... Now it's my utility bike. I keep...
07-11-11, 01:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By Bachman

new road bike build... questions about friction shifter

I've convinced myself that I need a new road bike (my first real road bike), and I've decided to build it myself. I know I can get one cheaper by buying a complete bike, but I've never built a road...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-11, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By Bachman

I bought an X-ray 5 years ago and sadly didn't...

I bought an X-ray 5 years ago and sadly didn't use it very much until a year and a half ago, when I started commuting on it. Now I've got roughly 2500 miles on it, and it's held up great so far. The...
07-06-11, 09:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 853
Posted By Bachman

I am having a similar problem on most gears, but...

I am having a similar problem on most gears, but much worse on a few particular ones. I recently cleaned and lubed the chain, and I also added some lithium grease to the bearings of the derailleur...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-11, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,162
Posted By Bachman

I can't believe I didn't catch this the first...

I can't believe I didn't catch this the first time watching it, but this dude is wearing a suit
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-11, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 611
Posted By Bachman

Don't forget to replenish electrolytes. I buy...

Don't forget to replenish electrolytes. I buy this stuff:

http://www.thehealthbay.com/img/shp/ALA-1171_S.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-11, 10:25 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 11,218
Posted By Bachman

I believe it is measuring units of deliciousness....

I believe it is measuring units of deliciousness.

Actually, the link says it is average pounds gained over four years, as a result of consuming an additional daily serving of that particular food....
06-27-11, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,053
Posted By Bachman

I don't know about that specific model, but I've...

I don't know about that specific model, but I've had some continental gp4000 tires for about a year and have ridden over 2000 miles on them. I've heard of people getting 5000 miles or even more out...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-11, 12:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,489
Posted By Bachman

I wouldn't shift the front derailleur under heavy...

I wouldn't shift the front derailleur under heavy pedaling force, but the rear should be okay. It's not so much that you are shifting at the wrong time or in the wrong way, but rather that your...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-11, 08:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 923
Posted By Bachman

I'm not liable to damage to anyone's person or...

I'm not liable to damage to anyone's person or property, so... no... And in the unlikely event that I did cause some damage, I would happily cover it with my own funds rather than pay for insurance....
Forum: Commuting
06-22-11, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By Bachman

No, if you didn't play the video, you aren't...

No, if you didn't play the video, you aren't missing anything.
Forum: Commuting
06-20-11, 09:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,601
Posted By Bachman

What's the speed limit? Do you ever see other...

What's the speed limit? Do you ever see other cyclists on this road? Will there be heavy traffic?

Speed is all relative. You can go 11 mph, or 16 mph, but if cars around you are going 45 mph, it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-11, 11:27 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,169
Posted By Bachman

I used to think it was my own mechanical...

I used to think it was my own mechanical ineptitude that caused my FD to drop the chain... but not anymore. It's not Di2!
06-16-11, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,117
Posted By Bachman

Exactly I've noticed this almost...

Exactly



I've noticed this almost everywhere, although I cross a busy intersection daily with bike lanes that run right up to the stop sign (4-way stop). This is the one place on my route...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-11, 08:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,498
Posted By Bachman

I need to practice this move for the next time I...

I need to practice this move for the next time I get honked at.

206207

"This is me giving a f***!"
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-11, 05:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,548
Posted By Bachman

Awesome! Glad you played it smart and had a good...

Awesome! Glad you played it smart and had a good experience.

I just finished a little over 50 miles today for the first time as well, just up a long road that runs north/south and then back. I...
Forum: Commuting
04-25-11, 08:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,566
Posted By Bachman

I pump my 700x23 tires to 120psi every morning...

I pump my 700x23 tires to 120psi every morning before I leave for work. The pressure drops around 5-10psi from day to day, which would probably be fine to ride on, but it only takes a second and it...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-11, 09:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,668
Posted By Bachman

A very common thing in the rural south. We have...

A very common thing in the rural south. We have them all over Texas, too.
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