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Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-11, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 721
Posted By Impoliticus

Congrats! I just passed the 4000 mile mark this...

Congrats! I just passed the 4000 mile mark this last week myself (for the first time).
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-11, 01:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 702
Posted By Impoliticus

Another Phoenix resident here, originally from...

Another Phoenix resident here, originally from Illinois. Acclamation is possible to an extent. I rode 30 miles this morning. It was about 90F when I started and maybe 96F or so when I finished. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-11, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By Impoliticus

Sweet! Thanks for the heads up. I've been...

Sweet! Thanks for the heads up. I've been waiting for a gatorskin sale and saw performance is having a 20% sale on all tires. This is a much better deal.
Forum: Southwest
07-16-11, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 954
Posted By Impoliticus

If you decide to go for a longer ride, here's one...

If you decide to go for a longer ride, here's one I did earlier this year (http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/27359272). Other than that, 48th street south from baseline has a nice bike lane. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-11, 11:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By Impoliticus

If it's in good condition and fits well, it's a...

If it's in good condition and fits well, it's a good deal. Could you maybe have saved $50 scouring craiglist for months? Maybe, but you'd be scouring craigslist for months and you'd be buying from...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-11, 06:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,569
Posted By Impoliticus

I agree with this. It takes me about a week to...

I agree with this. It takes me about a week to completely get rid of saddle sores.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-11, 08:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,939
Posted By Impoliticus

I give eggbeaters a big thumbs down. The springs...

I give eggbeaters a big thumbs down. The springs on mine broke 3 times in one year. Crankbrothers was really awesome about fixing them, but I eventually gave up and stopped using them.
02-16-11, 08:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,964
Posted By Impoliticus

I also bought a surly (stainless steel) that was...

I also bought a surly (stainless steel) that was noticeably off round. Boo!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-11, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By Impoliticus

I have the harbor freight torque wrench. It's...

I have the harbor freight torque wrench. It's decent, especially for the price.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-10, 11:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,144
Posted By Impoliticus

I second this suggestion.

I second this suggestion.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-10, 09:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,545
Posted By Impoliticus

I rode a rear flat for several miles once. The...

I rode a rear flat for several miles once. The tire was completely ruined from this. The best way I can describe it is the tire had a bunch of cloth like fibers coming off of it. The rim was ok...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-10, 11:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,063
Posted By Impoliticus

I had the same problem creep up every once in a...

I had the same problem creep up every once in a while. I've found that shaving the sit bone region helps.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-10, 01:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,517
Posted By Impoliticus

If you don't mind me asking, how'd you get the...

If you don't mind me asking, how'd you get the chainring to cut you on the outside of your leg?!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-10, 11:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,356
Posted By Impoliticus

I highly recommend these...

I highly recommend these (http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1034747_-1_1518501_1518500_400233) tubes from performance.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-10, 10:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,773
Posted By Impoliticus

I have a 2007 GTR Series 2. The specs are almost...

I have a 2007 GTR Series 2. The specs are almost identical to the link you posted. It's an excellent bike in my opinion. My only qualm is the toe overlap (I have a 54cm).
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-10, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 708
Posted By Impoliticus

I had something very similar happen, but it ended...

I had something very similar happen, but it ended up being the chain. I had botched putting in a new pin. After 20 miles of the chain slipping between gears and LOTS of messing with the barrel...
Forum: Southwest
02-19-10, 08:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,581
Posted By Impoliticus

The bike barn is pretty good. The store is kinda...

The bike barn is pretty good. The store is kinda small, but they've always been friendly to me. I'm not a fan of the performance bike in Scottsdale; the times I've been in there the workers seemed...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-10, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 920
Posted By Impoliticus

I'll second Dick's. The Dick's I am familiar...

I'll second Dick's. The Dick's I am familiar with used to be Galyan's. I bought a sora equipped bike from them 10 years ago and still ride it as my commuter. I stopped by Dick's recently and...
01-08-10, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 823
Posted By Impoliticus

Same thing happened to me a while back. I...

Same thing happened to me a while back. I hammered the piss out of the crank arm, but it wouldn't budge. I tried riding on it, but it wouldn't fall off. I ended up taking a hacksaw to it. It took...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-09, 07:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,190
Posted By Impoliticus

Those 2x thickness tubes have treated me very...

Those 2x thickness tubes have treated me very well on my commuter (23s). I don't notice much of a difference in ride quality myself.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-09, 08:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,794
Posted By Impoliticus

I had a hard time finding a foam roller, so I've...

I had a hard time finding a foam roller, so I've been using my wife's rolling pin. The rolling pin works really well.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-09, 07:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,343
Posted By Impoliticus

Nice bike! If it rides as well as it looks then...

Nice bike! If it rides as well as it looks then I'd say you got a sweet deal. 19lbs seems quite reasonable to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-09, 11:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,924
Posted By Impoliticus

I had ITB pain for over a year. The biggest...

I had ITB pain for over a year. The biggest reason that it lasted that long was I didn't get serious enough about fixing it in the beginning. It took me a lot of stretching, strength training, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-09, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 739
Posted By Impoliticus

For reference, it was Maguiars #26...

For reference, it was Maguiars #26 (http://www.acehardwareoutlet.com/%28cbed3n55nqekgc55mewdn5nv%29/productdetails.aspx?sku=8025736&source=GoogleBase)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-09, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 739
Posted By Impoliticus

Cleaning Tip

I rediscovered a valuable cleaning method that I thought would be worthwhile to share with everyone. Car wax works amazingly well at cleaning dried sweat, grease, sticky stuff, and anything else...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-09, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 631
Posted By Impoliticus

that was amazing

that was amazing
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-09, 06:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,783
Posted By Impoliticus

During the weak my commutes are 40 min each way. ...

During the weak my commutes are 40 min each way. On the weekends it's usually longer. Today I was out for about 4 hours.
Forum: Southwest
07-21-09, 11:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,202
Posted By Impoliticus

Wow, I was just thinking "are there any good...

Wow, I was just thinking "are there any good rides near Payson," so I decided to check the regional forum. Talk about a coincidence! I've never ridden near Payson, but I rode the Iron Springs Rd....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-09, 09:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,043
Posted By Impoliticus

I have three crammed in the dining room/living...

I have three crammed in the dining room/living room, one on a balcony, and my commuter crammed with a bunch of tools in an outside closet. So that makes 5 bikes in 1200 sq feet. Not ridiculous, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-09, 07:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,421
Posted By Impoliticus

I got an 07 GT GTR from performance with 105 +...

I got an 07 GT GTR from performance with 105 + dura ace rear for right around $900. If you have a local performance, I'd say check them out.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-08, 12:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By Impoliticus

Nice to see someone else wasting time on BF...

Nice to see someone else wasting time on BF instead of studying. My MIMO communications class has much lamer examples though.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-08, 09:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,095
Posted By Impoliticus

For a nice hill ride, check out the South...

For a nice hill ride, check out the South Mountain park in Phoenix. Anyone know if the road is still closed to traffic? Last time I was there there were no cars and it was AMAZING.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-08, 03:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,383
Posted By Impoliticus

I had an IT band problem for a long time. Once I...

I had an IT band problem for a long time. Once I got really dedicated to fixing the problem, I'd say it took 3 months to be back to 100%. Like everyone else has mentioned, stretching is important. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-08, 08:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,418
Posted By Impoliticus

Yeah they've been making them for a while. I...

Yeah they've been making them for a while. I have an Iron Horse Cyclone (sora all around) that I bought in 2002 for $450.
Forum: Southwest
08-17-08, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 642
Posted By Impoliticus

There's a skull valley race? I just did the...

There's a skull valley race? I just did the skull valley to prescott loop last weekend. Twas a good ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-08, 01:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,902
Posted By Impoliticus

Mine was pretty good. Only 22 miles, but it's...

Mine was pretty good. Only 22 miles, but it's crazy hot here in Phoenix. Can't wait for the winter.
Forum: Southwest
08-07-08, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 784
Posted By Impoliticus

It's not on the west side, but bikebarn (36th st...

It's not on the west side, but bikebarn (36th st and indian school) is a nice little place with friendly staff.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-08, 08:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,243
Posted By Impoliticus

Well, I'm going to try and get out of the phoenix...

Well, I'm going to try and get out of the phoenix heat for my ride this weekend. Found this (http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united-states/az/prescott/493899111) on mapmyride.com and figured I'd give...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-08, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By Impoliticus

After moving from the humid midwest to Phoenix,...

After moving from the humid midwest to Phoenix, I've learned one thing. Even if you don't feel sweaty, you're sweating A LOT. I'll routinely feel dry during my commute in 105F, but when I stop...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-07, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 988
Posted By Impoliticus

If you swap out the front wheel, you'll need a...

If you swap out the front wheel, you'll need a new fork for the brakes to reach. If you swap out the back wheel, the brakes probably won't reach.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-07, 05:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,109
Posted By Impoliticus

I don't know if anyone else has seen this on CL,...

I don't know if anyone else has seen this on CL, but recently I've seen a lot of bikesdirect rides pop up for the same price or MORE than what bikesdirect sells their stuff for.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-07, 04:20 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,913
Posted By Impoliticus

+1 for the performance in naperville, IL ...

+1 for the performance in naperville, IL
Champaign Cycle in Champaign, IL is also a top notch place.
07-29-07, 11:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,467
Posted By Impoliticus

No one has mentioned it yet, but running will...

No one has mentioned it yet, but running will help keep your bone density up if you're not already doing leg workouts in the gym.

don't know if it will make you faster though. . .
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-07, 09:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,697
Posted By Impoliticus

Towlie: Are you talking about the Bike Barn in...

Towlie: Are you talking about the Bike Barn in Phoenix, AZ?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-07, 08:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 793
Posted By Impoliticus

I'm probably about even between car and bike

I'm probably about even between car and bike
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-07, 10:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,027
Posted By Impoliticus

I have also experienced Nashbar quoting one price...

I have also experienced Nashbar quoting one price and then charging my CC a different price. I had bought a pair of wheels and chose expedited shipping. I went through the checkout procedure and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-07, 09:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,391
Posted By Impoliticus

Sounds about right to me. Bring it over to the...

Sounds about right to me. Bring it over to the LBS and have them size ya up.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-07, 01:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,020
Posted By Impoliticus

I usually sit on my top tube and keep my right...

I usually sit on my top tube and keep my right foot clipped in and my left foot on the ground.
05-15-07, 11:04 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,980
Posted By Impoliticus

Murphy's stout (not the red label) is pretty tasty

Murphy's stout (not the red label) is pretty tasty
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-07, 08:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By Impoliticus

Who would buy anything from that guy?!

Who would buy anything from that guy?!
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