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Forum: Commuting
10-16-10, 06:02 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,042
Posted By chevy42083

against traffic? sketchy not comfortable ...

against traffic?

sketchy
not comfortable
illegal (as far as I have ever heard)
Just plain awkward (what do you do at lights/intersections?)
Piss off every cyclist who is going the right way....
10-14-10, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 702
Posted By chevy42083

Longer screw through a PB superflash? Maybe...

Longer screw through a PB superflash?
Maybe glue the clip to the back of the light. You can change batteries still because the face is what comes off.

EDIT: I don't know the exact setup... I was...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-10, 11:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,313
Posted By chevy42083

and... I have some scruffy 20-30yr old friends...

and... I have some scruffy 20-30yr old friends whose prize posession is their expensive bike :D They live in rat holes, wear worn out clothing, don't bathe... but they spend every penny on their...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-10, 10:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,185
Posted By chevy42083

2,900 on my current bike. Built it in...

2,900 on my current bike. Built it in March/april-ish.
Other bikes have been around for far too long (and a lost computer) so I have no idea.

I got bored one night, now I just keep it up for the...
Forum: Texas
09-22-10, 01:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,137
Posted By chevy42083

Not usually published before hand to hold off...

Not usually published before hand to hold off some bandit riders.

very roughly....
Starts at GRB convention center.
Head west through town
Cut south till West parkish
Westpark west till...
Forum: Texas
09-22-10, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,263
Posted By chevy42083

http://www.houstonbikeways.org/maps/index.php ...

http://www.houstonbikeways.org/maps/index.php
There is a link here to a VERY detailed .pdf of Houston. You can zoom in and check out everything, but it's too small to print off (I've enlarged...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-10, 09:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,382
Posted By chevy42083

Don't even bother with the cheap Bell brand stick...

Don't even bother with the cheap Bell brand stick on patches. They kinda hold if inside a tire, but have ZERO chance of holding when out of a tire.
I thought i'd patch up all the tubes I have laying...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-10, 09:15 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 4,713
Posted By chevy42083

I'd be inclined to say yes. Obviously I am...

I'd be inclined to say yes.

Obviously I am a certain age/ gender/ rural/ etc

Many of you say no.

So I guess it is for some people. Yeah, I could walk home if needed. Or i could ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-10, 09:10 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,733
Posted By chevy42083

I like DT shifters... but I don't race. I do ride...

I like DT shifters... but I don't race. I do ride fast, often pace-line, and ride in the fast group rides.
I ride a 51cm bike, so it's not a far reach for me, and I have learned to shift well... my...
Forum: Texas
09-14-10, 02:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,137
Posted By chevy42083

First time I'll be missing it in several...

First time I'll be missing it in several years.... and NOW you decide to have goldsprints. :(
Forum: Texas
09-14-10, 02:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,472
Posted By chevy42083

Most of Houston is fine, but there are just...

Most of Houston is fine, but there are just certain areas that don't have a whole lot of route options (I'm sure any city is like that). Rice area is good for commuting.

I commute ~13-15miles...
09-13-10, 03:07 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,304
Posted By chevy42083

Financial sense when when re-using parts, or if...

Financial sense when when re-using parts, or if building a wheel that isn't mass produced.
I built because no one sold the wheel I wanted (double fixed hub to H+son rim). It ended up being cheaper...
09-13-10, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By chevy42083

Original links up top worked for me. Looks like...

Original links up top worked for me.
Looks like a nice bike... enjoy it. I too have a similar spec'ed '83 Nuovo Alloro, and i LOVE racking up the miles on it.
Forum: Commuting
09-13-10, 08:10 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,330
Posted By chevy42083

Sorry folks... I gotta... ...

Sorry folks... I gotta...
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs613.snc4/59339_779365977546_37505218_41746329_907886_n.jpg
Forum: Commuting
09-08-10, 02:34 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,330
Posted By chevy42083

^Exactly! Or taking a picture. I do that...

^Exactly!

Or taking a picture. I do that all the time.

Notice the clear trail ahead.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs245.ash1/17249_702561339656_37505218_39447850_3503571_n.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-10, 02:24 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 5,206
Posted By chevy42083

Are you putting it together? Building it? ...

Are you putting it together? Building it?

I'm on truck, R/C car, Bike, and sports car forums... everyone's latest project is their "current build". Makes sense to me.
Forum: Commuting
09-08-10, 01:35 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,330
Posted By chevy42083

I do it quite often actually. Never had a...

I do it quite often actually. Never had a problem. I always make sure I can see far enough ahead that I know what is coming, and obviously not with traffic buzzing by.




Drunk texting while...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-10, 07:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 17,558
Posted By chevy42083

Think of it this way... if there's a 30mph...

Think of it this way... if there's a 30mph headwind, you'll have TONS of benefit :D
Forum: Texas
09-01-10, 09:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,089
Posted By chevy42083

NICE! There were a few comments as we passed you...

NICE! There were a few comments as we passed you about how original a tadpole trike with a trail-a-bike was! I saw you early on and wondered how far you were going.




There was a sign/name...
Forum: Texas
09-01-10, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,089
Posted By chevy42083

I can understand issues with a crowd that...

I can understand issues with a crowd that large.... my only wish is that they had a sign up for water or gatoraide. i hated waiting in the mob only to see sports drink... and either wait for someone...
09-01-10, 11:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,307
Posted By chevy42083

Yup... too tight is the issue, not the tensioner....

Yup... too tight is the issue, not the tensioner.

I use mine for two reasons...
I have VERY little clearance on a track bike with 700x25s... so tweaking via tensioner is much easier to get good...
Forum: Texas
09-01-10, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,089
Posted By chevy42083

Yes, that stop was MUCH appreciated!! They were...

Yes, that stop was MUCH appreciated!! They were very kind, food was GREAT, Beer was cold.
I felt bad for not having any cash on hand for donations... I usually keep some in my seat bag :(

I...
Forum: Texas
08-30-10, 11:14 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,781
Posted By chevy42083

I was on a black GT track bike with neon green...

I was on a black GT track bike with neon green seat bag and bar tape. black and cyan jersey.

My first HH100 as well. 6h 20min pedal time, with an additional 1h45min spent in water lines. Next...
Forum: Texas
08-20-10, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,250
Posted By chevy42083

I don't feel so strongly... but I agree. ...

I don't feel so strongly... but I agree.

Yes, I do hope it's overturned simply because I don't want to have to question my safety by thinking "Man, am I gonna get ticketed for riding where i feel...
08-18-10, 06:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,807
Posted By chevy42083

Mine is 24 round trip, but i lengthened it to 29...

Mine is 24 round trip, but i lengthened it to 29 recently.
I ride ~3days a week, not everyday... more because I take in food and clothes and prefer to ride after work with friends sometimes (rather...
08-05-10, 08:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,576
Posted By chevy42083

Yeah, fixed =/= brakeless. I have ~1500...

Yeah, fixed =/= brakeless.

I have ~1500 miles on my track bike this year... lets just say most of that is street.
They brake comes off on track days.
Forum: Texas
07-21-10, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,589
Posted By chevy42083

It was a great ride. Only one stretch of road...

It was a great ride. Only one stretch of road that I didn't like.... leaving Simonton I think? Chip seal sucks. bad. Then again, I'm riding a bike that is a notoriously stiff aluminum track bike.
...
07-20-10, 10:25 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,497
Posted By chevy42083

I have a timbuk2 cell phone holster on the strap...

I have a timbuk2 cell phone holster on the strap of my bag, which keeps it at my chest where i can hear it ring, or i put the phone in my jersey pocket with my boxed tube or cliff bars. I just make...
Forum: Touring
07-19-10, 10:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,432
Posted By chevy42083

I'm the opposite... I make sure it's tight. Then...

I'm the opposite... I make sure it's tight. Then I make sure i don't flex it back and forth.
Lezyne makes some mini pumps that have a hose if that's what you need to not flex it around.

i also...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-10, 09:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,481
Posted By chevy42083

When people ask me about rain, I say, "I'm gonna...

When people ask me about rain, I say, "I'm gonna be soaked either way" ...given the option of sweat or rain, I'll take rain. With that said, if it's cold I'll wear atleast water resistant stuff....
07-19-10, 09:41 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,893
Posted By chevy42083

First time I didn't... thinking, "I won't be...

First time I didn't... thinking, "I won't be buzzing the trail at 20-30mph, don't need it"
After passing a few trees closely, and realizing that it'd hurt, I wore the helmet the next time.
Replies: 20
Views: 762
Posted By chevy42083

Seat post racks ok on carbon seat posts? Or is...

Seat post racks ok on carbon seat posts? Or is that post just carbon wrapped aluminum? I've been looking at getting one, but wasn't sure if it'd be ok.


Helmet mounted tail-light puts the light...
07-19-10, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By chevy42083

I feel for ya. I did a century yesterday and a...

I feel for ya.
I did a century yesterday and a stretch of it (small in comparison to 100mi) was chip seal. Sucked. So numb afterwards. I was riding the painted stripe to get some relief.
I think if...
07-19-10, 09:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,942
Posted By chevy42083

With that bubbled aero profile... or just that...

With that bubbled aero profile... or just that deep?

www.hplusson.com (http://www.hplusson.com)
Lighter than the velocity wheels, and come polished too... though low spoke count isn't offered...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-10, 09:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 807
Posted By chevy42083

Yup, should have an oil pressure light. Some cars...

Yup, should have an oil pressure light. Some cars don't have the gauge, but i think all still have the light.
Possibly a "check gauges" light too. Not exactly sure what triggers that one on all...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-10, 08:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 807
Posted By chevy42083

-15ft. I don't let it go flat. I'll bail off the...

-15ft. I don't let it go flat. I'll bail off the bike as i come to a stop before taking a chance on the rim cutting the tire, or the rim getting a scratched up.

I've had a slow leak on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-10, 08:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,281
Posted By chevy42083

air up less often :D Be more careful? ...

air up less often :D

Be more careful?

One of those isn't sarcastic.


I air up every two days. The second day is generally a little softer, but I just go with it unless it's gonna be a...
07-19-10, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By chevy42083

It should just shift to the gear you previously...

It should just shift to the gear you previously had it in. Might be a jolt if it jumps several gears, but just eyeballing it should put the chain in the same range of the cassette that it should be...
07-15-10, 12:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 830
Posted By chevy42083

I THINK there is a ladies section of...

I THINK there is a ladies section of Bikeforums... PM as moderator to see if they can get you access.

At least that was the rumor awhile ago.

Also, nice name ;)
07-15-10, 11:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,301
Posted By chevy42083

I bought my girl a mid-level vintage bike. I...

I bought my girl a mid-level vintage bike. I found out a few things...

Seats are important. I spent $50 (excellent deal) on the bike... she spent $60 on a seat.

I'm ok with downtube...
07-13-10, 01:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,374
Posted By chevy42083

Very good point. huh, if you could use like a...

Very good point.
huh, if you could use like a GPS to measure over a few miles, you'd be VERY accurate :D
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-10, 11:15 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,887
Posted By chevy42083

My two thoughts.... 1. man, I'm gonna stick...

My two thoughts....
1. man, I'm gonna stick with my 28 year old campy hubs if 1.5 years is an acceptable life for new parts. Besides, apparently my metal is waterproof. :thumb:

2. You have a...
07-13-10, 08:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,226
Posted By chevy42083

Shoulda started two threads atmo. Small...

Shoulda started two threads atmo.


Small hat brim doesn't interfere with vision when in aero tuck, yet gives a brim when needed. Keeps sun off bald heads, wind off cold heads, hair not in 5...
Forum: Texas
07-13-10, 08:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By chevy42083

I admit... i troll. Usually when I think the...

I admit... i troll.
Usually when I think the other person is being equally outlandish (in the opposing direction).
A&S and carfree sections usually bring it out of me. I don't normally read those...
07-08-10, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By chevy42083

Or, you can grease them and properly tighten it....

Or, you can grease them and properly tighten it. Not only will it not slip, it will also not stick when you actually want to get it off.

BTW, you want a CNCed cog, not a cheap stamped one.
07-08-10, 12:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 804
Posted By chevy42083

The link above, and my comment both are in regard...

The link above, and my comment both are in regard to a 130bcd 1/8 chainring.

There are LOTS of 130 chainrings for a double... generally from 38-42 (maybe 44), and then from 48-53. It's the space...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-10, 12:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,391
Posted By chevy42083

Continental Ultra Sports seemed to collect every...

Continental Ultra Sports seemed to collect every tiny peice of glass and every small rock. I regularly spent time picking the peices of rock/gravel/backtop out so they wouldn't worked their way...
07-08-10, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 804
Posted By chevy42083

My Rocket Ring was cheap.... and oval. I'd avoid...

My Rocket Ring was cheap.... and oval. I'd avoid those if possible.

That 1/8 in link is to an 1/8in (width) ring... just incase you have a 3/32 chain, it won't work.
07-08-10, 11:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,912
Posted By chevy42083

sorry,... "And they can't be trued!! So...

sorry,...

"And they can't be trued!! So don't worry about it!!!"
07-08-10, 11:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,912
Posted By chevy42083

And they never need trueing!!!

And they never need trueing!!!
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