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09-29-08, 11:33 AM
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09-29-08, 11:15 AM
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09-26-08, 07:44 AM
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09-26-08, 07:25 AM
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09-26-08, 07:18 AM
09-26-08, 07:05 AM
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09-25-08, 01:41 PM
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09-25-08, 01:05 PM
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09-25-08, 12:47 PM
09-24-08, 05:29 PM
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Views: 1,261
Posted By BSLeVan

Depends on the results you want. If you just...

Depends on the results you want. If you just want to not mind having leg cramps your choices are many. However, I personally suggest a visit to this site instead:
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09-24-08, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,389
Posted By BSLeVan

I firmly believe that folks should have elder...

I firmly believe that folks should have elder heroes... that is those who have or are living a long life worth living. John Sinibaldi was one of my elder heroes as is Henri Matisse, Elise Boulding,...
09-24-08, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By BSLeVan

Ouch, that story just hurts thinking about it. ...

Ouch, that story just hurts thinking about it. It was nice that he had you as someone to run into in his foray that evening.
09-24-08, 03:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,254
Posted By BSLeVan

Why go for the imitation when you can have the...

Why go for the imitation when you can have the real thing?

http://mcmwin.com/saddle%20shop%20new.htm?gclid=CPHI8cm19ZUCFQOuFQodeWlwjQ
09-24-08, 03:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,476
Posted By BSLeVan

+1 Yeah, me too, but only once. The...

+1 Yeah, me too, but only once. The embarrassment was so great, I been very attentive since then.
09-23-08, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,565
Posted By BSLeVan

Components are the main difference between the...

Components are the main difference between the two. The Pro uses FACT 8r carbon lay up and the Comp uses FACT 6r. The only real difference is that the 8r is lighter. The seat post in the Pro is...
09-22-08, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By BSLeVan

I've got the Alias on two bikes and the Toupe on...

I've got the Alias on two bikes and the Toupe on another. (I believe both of these are part of the BG series). All three saddles are in use because I can ride on them without problems. Neither of...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-08, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,288
Posted By BSLeVan

Update - Went with Trek

As an update, I went with the Trek. I cleaned it up, replaced the chain, and repacked all the bearings. I then added new tires, mud guards, lights (which I already had), grips, new pedals, and...
09-17-08, 06:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,559
Posted By BSLeVan

Welcome. All the bikes you are looking at are...

Welcome. All the bikes you are looking at are great bikes. I'd be a bit careful of a shop that said a compact was essentially the same as a triple. A compact will give you lower gears than a...
09-17-08, 05:08 AM
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09-17-08, 04:42 AM
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Posted By BSLeVan

If at all possible have someone ride behind you...

If at all possible have someone ride behind you (or stand behind you if your bike is on a stationary trainer) and watch to see if your hips rock. If they rock at all your seat is probably a bit too...
09-16-08, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By BSLeVan

When I find something I like, I tend to stay with...

When I find something I like, I tend to stay with it for the important things. Sounds like you're getting a very good idea of where you want to do your bicycle business.
09-15-08, 05:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,797
Posted By BSLeVan

For me it's an indication that someone is...

For me it's an indication that someone is recognizing that the vast majority of riders don't need a 15 lb carbon wonder. And while the carbon wonder (Yes, I have one and ride it.) is a great bike,...
09-15-08, 07:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 883
Posted By BSLeVan

I think he was having a heart attack...

I was riding yesterday and came upon a group of riders off to the side of the road clustered around a man prone on his back. I stopped and learned that he collapsed, and it appears he was having a...
09-15-08, 06:45 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,797
Posted By BSLeVan

Wow, and with chrome lugs even at the seat...

Wow, and with chrome lugs even at the seat cluster. I'm really pleased to see this offered.
09-15-08, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By BSLeVan

Life is hard. We all do the best we can to make...

Life is hard. We all do the best we can to make it through. Sometimes the best we can do falls short of what the situation needs, but as I said.... life is hard. Hope your future roads are a bit...
09-12-08, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By BSLeVan

Good article. Thanks. While I'm not remotely...

Good article. Thanks. While I'm not remotely suggesting that I'm of the ilk as a professional rider, I do think a "non-cyclist" simply doesn't get it. We ride because we can't not ride.
09-11-08, 05:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 19,557
Posted By BSLeVan

I do intervals twice a week on a standard flat...

I do intervals twice a week on a standard flat route. Top speed for me is 34 something, but I can't hold it long. It's not so much that the lungs won't go longer. Rather, I can't keep my legs...
09-11-08, 05:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,772
Posted By BSLeVan

Cognitive field brain studies have shown that...

Cognitive field brain studies have shown that some folks can't adjust to progressive bifocals and some folks can't adjust to lined bifocals. Almost everyone can adjust to one or the other. The...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-08, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,288
Posted By BSLeVan

Trek vs Novara

I usually hang in the 50+ Forum, but could use some input from folks here.

I've been given a Trek 950 with less than 500 original miles on it. I also have my own Trek 950 that has taken a beating...
09-09-08, 08:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,478
Posted By BSLeVan

I recently read that most males have one side of...

I recently read that most males have one side of their scrotum that is lower than the other side. Turning the saddle ever so slightly toward the shorter side tends to provide just a bit more room. ...
09-09-08, 06:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 657
Posted By BSLeVan

Arrr, I be a needin' to find a helmet with three...

Arrr, I be a needin' to find a helmet with three corners, Matey. I be lookin' fer one without the Jack Tar. Ya kan keep the rounded ones of them Drivels******s and Landlubbers.
09-08-08, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By BSLeVan

Another 50+ rider to which I can say, "Nicely...

Another 50+ rider to which I can say, "Nicely done!" BTW, you've been playing more golf and put on a few pounds that you can't seem to take off? Do you see any connection here, he asks tongue in...
09-08-08, 06:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 981
Posted By BSLeVan

Nicely done! I'll bet that finish line looked...

Nicely done! I'll bet that finish line looked mighty good.
09-08-08, 06:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,052
Posted By BSLeVan

Hey, a good lead-out is nothing to snicker at. I...

Hey, a good lead-out is nothing to snicker at. I mean, it's a lot like a good rhythm guitarist. The best ones make the lead player look better than he or she really is.
09-08-08, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By BSLeVan

N-2 with pleasure and pride

Yesterday I watched two bikes roll out of the shed and into the back of motor vehicles, headed off to new homes. While this could have been a sad day, it was not. Both bikes are going to my sons. ...
09-08-08, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By BSLeVan

A frayed cable almost never shifts properly. Glad...

A frayed cable almost never shifts properly. Glad you got through the ride with your ad-lib techniques!
09-07-08, 05:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,761
Posted By BSLeVan

In reflecting on your post, I've been thinking of...

In reflecting on your post, I've been thinking of the times when I've been addressed in a formal manner yet felt a great deal of disrespect from the person who addressed me as such. Hence, I'm...
09-06-08, 06:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,362
Posted By BSLeVan

Now if you had asked, What IS your favorite...

Now if you had asked, What IS your favorite decade? I would say this one. It's the only one that currently matters. And, who knows...I may not make it to the next one. I've always liked where I...
09-06-08, 06:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By BSLeVan

I was wondering about that. Looks like the Ribby...

I was wondering about that. Looks like the Ribby will be in good company with this ride. You know, I'm not sure I've ever read your thoughts on titanium. In my stable which includes steel, carbon and...
09-05-08, 04:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,898
Posted By BSLeVan

Do you think you need to buy a new bike? I would...

Do you think you need to buy a new bike? I would suspect that you'd get considerable validation for that position on this forum.
09-05-08, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By BSLeVan

In another thread (bike shorts and chafing) I...

In another thread (bike shorts and chafing) I indicated that there are slight differences in garments from the same brand and of the same size. I have four pair of Performance bibs, all with the...
09-05-08, 04:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,941
Posted By BSLeVan

+1 on the lubricant cream. I've also found...

+1 on the lubricant cream. I've also found that with the same brand and size there can be slight difference in where the seams fall and how the garment fits. If you can return them, that's what I...
09-05-08, 03:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,231
Posted By BSLeVan

Could be they were thinking "compression...

Could be they were thinking "compression garment". On a serious note, I dress for comfort when riding, and I find bibs and a high tech jersey about the most comfortable thing for spending hours in...
09-05-08, 03:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,761
Posted By BSLeVan

My Quaker sensibilities put me in the position of...

My Quaker sensibilities put me in the position of not minding being called by my first name, but I then call the one who addressed me as such by his or her first name. Then again, I don't stand...
09-05-08, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,392
Posted By BSLeVan

I use tights. I've yet to find a pair of knee...

I use tights. I've yet to find a pair of knee warmers that will stay in place for the entire ride.
09-05-08, 11:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,239
Posted By BSLeVan

I hug back. That is, I rarely start the hug, but...

I hug back. That is, I rarely start the hug, but will respond in kind. I believe it is cultural in nature (which includes the influence of one's family), and that culture shifts and changes. ...
09-05-08, 07:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,112
Posted By BSLeVan

I'll use the example again. The dictionary...

I'll use the example again. The dictionary defines kayak as a small human-powered boat. It also defines a canoe as a small human-powered boat.

I'm not trying to put down bents. Nor am I trying...
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