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Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-13, 02:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,273
Posted By jdom

Yeah the b-17 narrow is starting to sound like...

Yeah the b-17 narrow is starting to sound like the right one,thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-13, 01:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,273
Posted By jdom

Great except wouldn't that even be more painfull...

Great except wouldn't that even be more painfull without a saddle at all?:lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-13, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,273
Posted By jdom

Really,the b-17 isn't too wide for the low...

Really,the b-17 isn't too wide for the low position?
Also I never even considered the imperials.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-13, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,273
Posted By jdom

Wich brooks saddle for a road bike?

I recently got a new giant defy composite 2 bike about a month and a half ago.
I love the bike but I hate the saddle,I figure if I haven't got used to it yet I probably won't.

I love the brooks...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-13, 04:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,465
Posted By jdom

I have two road bikes.My touring bike is a Surly...

I have two road bikes.My touring bike is a Surly LHT and my most recent purchase is a One week old Giant defy composite 2.
I'm not sure wich I like better the LHT is slow and heavy but super...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-13, 03:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,528
Posted By jdom

Alright this chocolate milk stuff is new to me,so...

Alright this chocolate milk stuff is new to me,so I went out and got a bottle of hershey's chocolate syrup to try it out.
For some reason this doesn't sound right with all the corn syrup in it,corn...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-13, 07:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,528
Posted By jdom

:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-13, 05:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,422
Posted By jdom

I just got the giant defy 2 composite and I love...

I just got the giant defy 2 composite and I love it.I am 5'8" with an inseam of 32" and the medium fits me like a glove.I have not had any problems with pedal strike when cornering.If this is...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,390
Posted By jdom

I saw those guys going by my house and your...

I saw those guys going by my house and your right,they were flying.
Forum: Touring
10-05-11, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By jdom

Looks like a fun time.

Looks like a fun time.
Forum: Touring
09-27-11, 08:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,296
Posted By jdom

I put my tent and sleeping bag in the rear...

I put my tent and sleeping bag in the rear panniers.
The tent poles get rolled up inside the sleeping pad and get strapped across the top of the rear panniers.
Strapping the sleeping pad/tent...
Forum: Touring
09-27-11, 12:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,318
Posted By jdom

Nice bike I'm glad your happy with your LHT I no...

Nice bike I'm glad your happy with your LHT I no I love mine also.
Forum: Touring
09-27-11, 07:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,318
Posted By jdom

4 year old thread.

4 year old thread.
Forum: Touring
09-23-11, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 2,304,439
Posted By jdom

Yeah that looks like it,I didn't notice that...

Yeah that looks like it,I didn't notice that before.
Forum: Touring
09-23-11, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 2,304,439
Posted By jdom

Is the sloaping top tube new for the LHT or is...

Is the sloaping top tube new for the LHT or is that just the camera angle that makes it look like it's sloaped.
Nice bike by the way,I love my LHT.
Forum: Touring
09-18-11, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By jdom

I don't think fatter tires would slow you down...

I don't think fatter tires would slow you down any when fully loaded,and I doubt that they slow you down when unloaded.
As for frame material I prefer steel,but that is most likely just a personal...
Forum: Touring
09-17-11, 10:56 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 12,629
Posted By jdom

38 pound 54cm Surly LHT. Front and rear...

38 pound 54cm Surly LHT.
Front and rear racks,fenders,Brooks champion flyer saddle,Carradice barley bag with tools,pump and rain jacket.
Three water bottle cages,SON dyno hub,head light and three...
Forum: Touring
09-09-11, 10:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,902
Posted By jdom

Proofide top and bottom,and fenders is all you...

Proofide top and bottom,and fenders is all you really need for rideing.
When I stop rideing and it's still raining then I put a cover on it,or if I'm leaveing it out overnight when touring.
Had...
Forum: Touring
09-07-11, 09:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,009
Posted By jdom

Don't they make alot of noise.If there the hubs I...

Don't they make alot of noise.If there the hubs I think they are then I wouldn't have them on my bike.
I like as much peace and quite as I can get on my tours.
Forum: Touring
09-07-11, 02:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,964
Posted By jdom

If i didn't allready have the SON dynohub I would...

If i didn't allready have the SON dynohub I would be interested in the new SuperNova hub.From what I understand you can completely turn it off so that it is just like a regular hub.Also it weights...
Forum: Touring
09-05-11, 10:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,419
Posted By jdom

I believe in running as wide a tire as you can...

I believe in running as wide a tire as you can fit with fenders.
For me thats a 26x2.0.
There marathon supremes and they are even lighter than the Continental travel contacts I used to have.(they...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-11, 04:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 611
Posted By jdom

Congratulations.The first one is allways...

Congratulations.The first one is allways memorable.
Forum: Touring
09-02-11, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By jdom

Thanks I can see some difference between the two....

Thanks I can see some difference between the two.
What I have are more like the hiking shoe.
I did have an issue with them fitting when I was useing regular toe clips.
Since getting some deep...
Forum: Touring
09-02-11, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By jdom

I use hiking shoes from merrel,they work pretty...

I use hiking shoes from merrel,they work pretty good for me but I liked the ones I had from the northface better.

This is off topic slightly but I often here people say trail running shoes in...
Forum: Touring
09-01-11, 12:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,125
Posted By jdom

I was concerned about this about five years ago...

I was concerned about this about five years ago when I was shopping for my first touring bike.
Haveing allways used STI breaklever shifters before the idea of dropping my hands down to the bar ends...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-11, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 520
Posted By jdom

That's a big cookie.

That's a big cookie.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-11, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,120
Posted By jdom

I'll probably get in trouble for saying this...

I'll probably get in trouble for saying this here,but you can allways get a new stem to raise you're handlebars to a more comfortable height.
Stand over clearance isn't very important when your...
Forum: Touring
08-27-11, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By jdom

You should try posting this in the Randonneur...

You should try posting this in the Randonneur section if you haven't allready.
They do this type of stuff alot.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-11, 03:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,167
Posted By jdom

Thanks,now it all makes sence.

Thanks,now it all makes sence.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-11, 02:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,167
Posted By jdom

Allright I'm gonna be stupid and ask. What is...

Allright I'm gonna be stupid and ask.
What is HTFU?
I see it alot in these threads but can't for the life of me figure out what it means.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-11, 05:56 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,361
Posted By jdom

This is year 11,I started in the spring of 2001...

This is year 11,I started in the spring of 2001 just before I found out I got type 1 diabetes.Been doing it since just to prove the doctor wrong when he said I can't do long rides anymore.Back then a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-11, 02:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 585
Posted By jdom

Also make sure you don't overtighten the nut on...

Also make sure you don't overtighten the nut on the outside of the valve stem.This can pull the tube into the hole and cut your tube.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-11, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 301
Posted By jdom

Caad9 is the frame,the number behind it indicates...

Caad9 is the frame,the number behind it indicates the type of components.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-11, 08:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,281
Posted By jdom

On short rides 2 hours and under I just drink...

On short rides 2 hours and under I just drink gatorade and carry at least one gel pack just incase.
Gel packs do tend to be a bit much though and have just recently got some chewable gel...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-11, 09:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,281
Posted By jdom

Last year I didn't worry too much about my blood...

Last year I didn't worry too much about my blood sugars and just rode.I thought they were pretty good,it turns out my A1C was 8.0.This pathetic control was with multiple injections.

I'm still...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-11, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By jdom

Test ride both bikes and get the one that fits...

Test ride both bikes and get the one that fits you best.
Saving 3 hundred dollars is nice but if the Trek fits better it's worth it in the long run to spend the extra money.

Also if you plan...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-11, 12:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,023
Posted By jdom

I've used packs before but prefer bottles. ...

I've used packs before but prefer bottles.
Packs have the advantage of carying more water and other stuff,but the trade off is it's just to uncomfortable for me on long rides,wich is the only time...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-11, 03:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,499
Posted By jdom

That beer is probably homebrewed,there's nothing...

That beer is probably homebrewed,there's nothing wrong with it.
Some homebrewer's use plastic bottles for easier bottling,I still prefer glass bottles though.
Forum: Touring
01-25-11, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 2,304,439
Posted By jdom

Nice looking Surly.You will enjoy those springs...

Nice looking Surly.You will enjoy those springs on you B67 on you gap tour this year.
Forum: Touring
11-09-10, 09:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,063
Posted By jdom

+1 thats all that needs said.

+1 thats all that needs said.
Forum: Touring
10-22-10, 06:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,813
Posted By jdom

I don't find much differance in comfort loaded or...

I don't find much differance in comfort loaded or unloaded.
Forum: Touring
10-15-10, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By jdom

Sure beats taking a nap on a hard rock.

Sure beats taking a nap on a hard rock.
Forum: Touring
10-12-10, 07:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,013
Posted By jdom

Wow great success story,congratulations. ...

Wow great success story,congratulations.

Thanks for elaborating on my comments as it seems to contribute more to the OP's situation.
Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are two slightly different...
Forum: Touring
10-11-10, 08:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,013
Posted By jdom

Don't throw away your meter,you need it. ...

Don't throw away your meter,you need it.
However you can limit it's use if you can take it with you on your training rides.
If you use it alot on your training rides you will start to know what...
Forum: Touring
10-11-10, 07:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,013
Posted By jdom

I don't worry too much about mine.I think this...

I don't worry too much about mine.I think this needing to keep insulin cool is for the older style insulins such as humalin and mixed insulins.I'm not sure about this though.

But that said I...
Forum: Touring
10-11-10, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,013
Posted By jdom

I'm a type 1 diabetic also,I'll try to explain as...

I'm a type 1 diabetic also,I'll try to explain as best I can.

Think of your pancreas as a thermostat and the air in your house as blood sugar.
When the air gets too hot the thermostat tells...
Forum: Touring
10-09-10, 05:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,417
Posted By jdom

Half clips on mks touring pedals.

Half clips on mks touring pedals.
Forum: Commuting
10-09-10, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 862
Posted By jdom

I have a showerspass double century jacket,it's...

I have a showerspass double century jacket,it's very breatheable but the zipper is junk.At least mine is,it takes repeated attempts to get the to sides to come together evenly.
Forum: Commuting
10-09-10, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,239
Posted By jdom

Those mentioned above or you can look for...

Those mentioned above or you can look for carradice bags from sjscyclery.com.A company in England,they will charge you shipping but they don't charge you tax if shipped outside England.The exchange...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-10, 08:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,731
Posted By jdom

Honking is simply way for drivers to vent there...

Honking is simply way for drivers to vent there frustration.
Maybe the real reason is because they don't know real freedom.Hey there stuck in there cages after all.
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