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Forum: Great Lakes
05-02-11, 09:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 673
Posted By nalax49

Great help. Thanks!

Thanks for the video. This really helps out!
Forum: Great Lakes
05-01-11, 07:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 673
Posted By nalax49

Any Good Campy Repair Shops in Chicago?

One of the return springs broke in a Campy Centaur Ergo lever. Know of any shops in Chicago who can replace these? TIA
09-29-07, 03:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 975
Posted By nalax49

You use them as a scarf... Are your jersey...

You use them as a scarf...

Are your jersey pockets that full that you can't put them there?

Check out a jacket like the Pearl izumi Vagabond, sleeves come off and the jacket turns into a vest....
09-29-07, 06:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 516
Posted By nalax49

For 40-50 degrees, I'll wear a base...

For 40-50 degrees, I'll wear a base layer(sometimes short sleeve, sometimes long), jersey w/arm warmers and a jacket on top. Shorts w/warmers or tights. When it gets cooler I start increasing the...
09-29-07, 06:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 975
Posted By nalax49

PI warmers are great but

Pearl Izumi thermal warmers might be too warm for your area.
Knee warmers might be all you need when it gets cooler or a lighter leg warmer.
I'm in the midwest where you can use multiple...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-07, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By nalax49

Mine fell apart

After 4 weeks of road riding the gel pad on the right glove separated from the palm. It was only glued on. I took them back to performance and traded them in on P. izumis last week.
07-30-07, 07:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,691
Posted By nalax49

I'm 58 and if I lost 50 lbs I would weigh 90 lb:o...

I'm 58 and if I lost 50 lbs I would weigh 90 lb:o

Congrats on the new bike and your new health.
The sore neck should get better as well as the rear end UNLESS your bike is not set up correctly in...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-14-07, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By nalax49

Looks like you fell for it. There is nothing...

Looks like you fell for it. There is nothing definite about it being the last CM.
Did you see where they buried the story in the print edition, in the real estate section on Friday?

So start...
07-09-07, 06:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,228
Posted By nalax49

Hammer Heed has 2g of sugar per serving. It...

Hammer Heed has 2g of sugar per serving.
It tastes fine too.
I usually use Clif or Gatorade Endurance powder mixed a little thinner than recommended.
07-07-07, 06:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 529
Posted By nalax49

Kind of the same neck of the woods

Did a metric century in the Waterford area today with a few of the local clubs. Turning 58 on Monday so I had a few extra miles. Had a tour of the Waterford frame factory and saw some fine bikes....
07-05-07, 08:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,532
Posted By nalax49

Maybe he lost his car on a bet and had to ride a...

Maybe he lost his car on a bet and had to ride a bike...
07-03-07, 09:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 863
Posted By nalax49

Yeah my wife complains about my lack or...

Yeah my wife complains about my lack or hairstyle. Wait till she sees the cabbage leaf...

I just tell her tanlines come with the biking.

Thanks for the tips here and on the other post.
I...
07-02-07, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By nalax49

I'll remain worthless, thank you:eek: ...

I'll remain worthless, thank you:eek:

Racing stripes sounds good. Doesn't anyone use the wet cabbage leaf anymore?

Yes, I'll have to try some version of the skull cap/head covering of some...
07-02-07, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By nalax49

Cure for helmetline?

Yeah, so when we get older the hairline falls back, leaving increasing acreage of exposed forehead.

Problem is that the new helmets are so efficient at moving air and the openings are larger. Add...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-28-07, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,785
Posted By nalax49

Yes

mmba.org
06-26-07, 08:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 461
Posted By nalax49

How's your bike fit?

It would be worth it to have that checked out.
Forum: Great Lakes
06-26-07, 08:43 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,978
Posted By nalax49

Hot Doug's

After you have your Vienna lust satisfied, try Hot Doug's.

http://www.hotdougs.com/

Where else can you get a bite of The Salma Hayek?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-07, 02:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,244
Posted By nalax49

Happened to Dale Stetina going downhill in a...

Happened to Dale Stetina going downhill in a Colorado race 20+ years ago. I think it was with Shimano cranks with a rapid key release. He got an allen wrench from the support car, tightened it back...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-07, 10:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,368
Posted By nalax49

Masi Gran Corsa at greenfishsports. It's been a...

Masi Gran Corsa at greenfishsports.
It's been a nice riding frame for me.

Blue RC-4 AL at txcyclesport
Forum: Great Lakes
06-21-07, 10:22 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,814
Posted By nalax49

How does DLD compare to HHH?

I rode HHH last weekend and suffered up that last climb and the last thing on my mind was doing it again. But on Monday I was back to normal and now I'm looking at other rides again.

So how does...
06-21-07, 07:02 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,413
Posted By nalax49

Agreed. For me the best tech improvements in...

Agreed. For me the best tech improvements in cycling aren't frame material or components. It's the nutritional information and products.
06-21-07, 06:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 765
Posted By nalax49

+1 on Monique Ryan's book. If you go to the...

+1 on Monique Ryan's book.
If you go to the velonews site you can also find articles by her that relate to this.
Here is an excerpt:

"Consume 3 to 5 grams of carbohydrate (ranging from a full...
06-21-07, 06:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,026
Posted By nalax49

Great riding! What did you have for...

Great riding!

What did you have for breakfast that day and what did you have the day before? I am amazed that 2 bananas, crackers and a gel got you through the ride at the pace you had. It...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-17-07, 10:12 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,099
Posted By nalax49

That was a fun course! Good weather, good riders...

That was a fun course! Good weather, good riders and great volunteers and staff.

Mounds Park Road seemed to get steeper and longer the second time around, though.

No complaints about the food....
06-17-07, 06:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 529
Posted By nalax49

Sounds like you passed my 8 year old and a few of...

Sounds like you passed my 8 year old and a few of her friends:D
05-01-07, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By nalax49

You need another mountain bike

How about full suspension or perhaps a 29er?

And what about upgrades for the Litespeed?

New shorts/bibs? You can't just get one pair, you need at least a couple so it's easier to switch off.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-07, 02:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,996
Posted By nalax49

Buying shorts on the web is tough as sizing is...

Buying shorts on the web is tough as sizing is not consistent between brands. I'm 5-6, 140lb and tried a pair of Giordana bib shorts in large and though the waist was fine the bib part was too short...
04-23-07, 01:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 921
Posted By nalax49

Yesterday was my recovery ride as well and when I...

Yesterday was my recovery ride as well and when I caught up to a female on a tri-bike I decided not to pass since I was watching my heart rate. Guess I wasn't watching the road when I rode into a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-07, 07:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,004
Posted By nalax49

I wonder if they will update their website this...

I wonder if they will update their website this year. This season will roll by pretty quick.
04-18-07, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By nalax49

I don't understand this understanding you speak...

I don't understand this understanding you speak of. Is your dog gone? Where did it go? Why do you pay your friends?
04-02-07, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By nalax49

Apple Cider is pretty much flat and mild. It's...

Apple Cider is pretty much flat and mild. It's fun and well organized.
Pick up some apples afterwards on the way home. They are in season then.
03-23-07, 03:45 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,389
Posted By nalax49

When I mtb I try to ride with others. I'll road...

When I mtb I try to ride with others.
I'll road ride with a group when I want to go fast.
Otherwise I like to ride solo to relax.
03-06-07, 09:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,396
Posted By nalax49

Tons of rigid bikes available

Salsa, Surly, Soma are just a few. There's a wider bike world out there than your typical LBS.

At 58 this year I still ride and race w/o suspension.

You ride what you want. Life is too short...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-01-07, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 612
Posted By nalax49

Paragon Dropouts Question

What's the weight difference between a pair of steel Paragon sliding droputs and a pair of regular droputs (say Breezer or along those lines)

Thanks
02-26-07, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,089
Posted By nalax49

Pearl izumi MicroSensor Thermal Jersey. It's...

Pearl izumi MicroSensor Thermal Jersey.
It's pricy but warm. With arm warmers, you're set for cool weather.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-07, 02:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,909
Posted By nalax49

1up's chart might be more realistic

They have a mph/watt chart for the fuid 2 and kinectic as well as their's.

http://www.1upusa.com/1uptrainerrcoptions.htm

20mph at 185watts sounds more realistic for the cyclops
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-07, 05:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,516
Posted By nalax49

I have a Masi(Taiwan) and a Basso(Italy) and they...

I have a Masi(Taiwan) and a Basso(Italy) and they are both very nice rides.
The Basso gets more attention from other riders but when I want to get the most out of my ride, I take the Masi. i guess...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-06, 01:21 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,359
Posted By nalax49

1988 Honda Hawk GT

Honda Hawk GT 1988

Doesn't get much riding time since it has to compete with a lot of bikes.
Motorcycling since 1966. Bicycling since 1970.
03-03-06, 09:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,204
Posted By nalax49

Several ideas in no particular order... 1....

Several ideas in no particular order...

1. Bar ends. There are are a lot of different kinds. Check them out to find ones compatible with your ergonomics and style of riding.
2. On One Mary bars....
12-27-05, 03:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,473
Posted By nalax49

I've run Mary bars for most of 2005, first on a...

I've run Mary bars for most of 2005, first on a Gunnar SS and currently on an ibis Mojo.
I find them to have comfort, multiple hand positions and less strain on my wrists on longer rides.
On...
07-08-05, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By nalax49

GEAX has tires with teal sidewalls if that's what...

GEAX has tires with teal sidewalls if that's what you have in mind. Michelin has/had red or green treads.
There are a few others but that's what comes to mind.
07-08-05, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 379
Posted By nalax49

Teesdale is an established builder in Iowa. He...

Teesdale is an established builder in Iowa. He used to make highend frames for some of the bikes companies out there. For example he made the first Dragons for Jamis.

I believe that he only does...
07-06-05, 12:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,123
Posted By nalax49

I try to ride within my limits. At 56 I know my...

I try to ride within my limits. At 56 I know my response time and balance are not what they used to be.
I still ride a lot of mtb, almost always with people younger than myself. If I know that my...
07-06-05, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,075
Posted By nalax49

FWIW, I have four different models of Flite...

FWIW, I have four different models of Flite saddles and they are all comfortable for me. However I found that the cut-out version (Trans Am) did not give me any more relief than the other versions,...
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