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01-07-05, 02:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,570
Posted By Gadfly

Invention idea: * Full bike rack but quick...

Invention idea:
* Full bike rack but quick release so its easier to commute during the week and travel light on the weekend. Real rack, not a seatpost attached thing
* underseat bag that...
01-01-05, 11:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By Gadfly

When is the swap meet anyway?

When is the swap meet anyway?
12-28-04, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By Gadfly

LBS finished tightening it up for me. Better...

LBS finished tightening it up for me. Better leverage, perhaps a longer hex wrench and clearly more experience with how much resistance to expect.
12-28-04, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By Gadfly

crank installation: what am i droing wrong?

Ok, i'm new to this.....

FSA Crankset (ISIS)
FSA bottom bracket (ISIS)

Bottom bracket is installed. Trying to install crankset. Spindles are greased, bolt and washer are greased.

As far...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-04, 10:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,746
Posted By Gadfly

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com Huge...

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com

Huge collection of bicycle tour journals.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-04, 07:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,354
Posted By Gadfly

Thankful for finally finding a way to exercise...

Thankful for finally finding a way to exercise that I enjoy, and that I can integrate into my daily life via commuting and fun rides when i can. Thankful that as my child gets older he will...
11-21-04, 03:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 707
Posted By Gadfly

Comments on Habanero Cross/Touring frame?

Have seen positive comments on Habanero but not much specifically about the Cyclocross version. Anybody have one? What are your impressions, etc?

Not looking to race, rather build something to...
Forum: Commuting
11-19-04, 12:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,032
Posted By Gadfly

[i lost my first reply. this represents my...

[i lost my first reply. this represents my personal opinion.]

I have a Tailrider, a Bug, and some Ortleib bag-style panniers as well.

I've commuted with variously a messenger bag, backpack,...
Forum: Commuting
11-10-04, 04:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,964
Posted By Gadfly

I hit this problem last night with the new barrel...

I hit this problem last night with the new barrel shaped Cateye TD-1000?. I stopped at the bike shop today and they had some brackets that i could use around some part of my rack rather than the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-04, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By Gadfly

can you go into detail as to why it is faster to...

can you go into detail as to why it is faster to get the bike in/out of the cyclops vs. the Kurt? I bought a Cyclops because i was in a hurry but i really wanted a Kurt. I *hated* getting the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-04, 11:59 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,443
Posted By Gadfly

I tried the doorway scheme but found I ended up...

I tried the doorway scheme but found I ended up with one hand on the handle bar and the other one glued to the door frame. When i moved the rollers about 5 inches away from a wall on one side, i was...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-04, 05:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,630
Posted By Gadfly

So far i think my wife is amused with me cycling....

So far i think my wife is amused with me cycling. I've been commuting an average of 4 days a week (16mi total per day) and trying to do a ride on the weekend. I think the amusement is that I now...
10-01-04, 07:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,706
Posted By Gadfly

Why the responses after more than 2 months since...

Why the responses after more than 2 months since i posted this message?

I eventually beat the hill recently though it is pretty slow going.

The following helped:
Taking the initial up...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-04, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By Gadfly

Wireless and HID lights

There is one poster (livngood) in the forums that has mentioned interference problems between a HID light and their wireless cycle computer. I dug around and couldn't find anyone else reporting this...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-04, 09:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,845
Posted By Gadfly

I definitely treat it as a goal to beat my...

I definitely treat it as a goal to beat my previous times and basically go faster/more consistently than before.

The one thing I am worrying about though is i think this means i'm riding much...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-04, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,567
Posted By Gadfly

One thing that a previous poster mentioned but...

One thing that a previous poster mentioned but that was not obvious to me:

You put the device into connect mode e.g. select it at the top of the screen on the watch. DO NOT PRESS the red button...
09-03-04, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 738
Posted By Gadfly

Have had two, I can only recommend one post-stone...

Have had two, I can only recommend one post-stone strategy.

"Keep drinking the water -- do not let yourself get dehydrated."

I almost had a third a few months ago but i swear i could feel it...
Forum: Commuting
09-02-04, 01:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By Gadfly

tire air? are these numbers ok?

I can truthfully say that i've never put air in bicycle tires before. I've only been riding/commuting again for about a month and half. I've got std tubes inside some 700cc? Armadillo tires. Got...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-04, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,633
Posted By Gadfly

This is something that an LBS might be good for. ...

This is something that an LBS might be good for. My LBS clearly had lots of experience putting racks on bikes without braze-ons. I had them do fenders at the same time as they also required some...
Forum: Foo
08-27-04, 05:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,224
Posted By Gadfly

Going motorcycle to bicycle. Bought a motorcycle...

Going motorcycle to bicycle. Bought a motorcycle a about 5 months before the kid was born. Flopped the motorcycle a few months later and haven't been back on since. Was only really commuting on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-04, 02:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,354
Posted By Gadfly

This subquestion is addressed to the folks with...

This subquestion is addressed to the folks with Polar s725 who are downloading successfully to XP Is this with the Polar USB or serial irda adapter or with a native irda implementation on a laptop? ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-04, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,366
Posted By Gadfly

[forgot to hit submit on this a few days ago] ...

[forgot to hit submit on this a few days ago]

I have a Garmin Forerunner 201 which i bought largely because i'm a geek who likes looking at data. I'm a newbie commuter rather than a backcountry...
08-11-04, 03:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,706
Posted By Gadfly

Many thanks for the variety of good advice. Yes,...

Many thanks for the variety of good advice. Yes, i'm in the lowest gear on the bike (its a Bianchi Veloce Triple), though today i tried staying a gear up from that and trying to hang on even if i...
08-11-04, 02:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,706
Posted By Gadfly

How do I get better at climbing hills?

At the end of my commute is a good sized hill that I can't avoid. The hill itself is probably adding 15-20 minutes to my commute as it ends up being 'peddle, run out of air/legs, stop/rest, repeat'....
Forum: Commuting
08-11-04, 01:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,473
Posted By Gadfly

re: crash. I think my laptop is on borrowed time...

re: crash. I think my laptop is on borrowed time anyway :). It was on my back in the Aerostich when i flopped the motorcycle.

I'll have to try the pannier thing as part of the endless optimizing...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-04, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,473
Posted By Gadfly

I've been exploring this as well. I carry a...

I've been exploring this as well. I carry a thinkpad x31 (mine rather than corporate) at about 3.5 lbs + t-shirt + shorts.

So far:

* Aerostich Dispatch bag left over from the motorcycle...
08-08-04, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By Gadfly

Will cycle-oriented sunglasses reduce tearing on descents?

Part of my commute includes a 25-30mph descent -- perhaps more if i wasn't fond of the brakes.
On this descent with my prescription glasses, my eyes tear up something fierce. By the time i get to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-04, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,482
Posted By Gadfly

Stupid question but can i upgrade a V100 wireless...

Stupid question but can i upgrade a V100 wireless installation to a V100HR wireless installation just by replacing the computer on the handlebar i.e. without moving any of the sensors the LBS...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-04, 01:38 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 1,054,805
Posted By Gadfly

Today was my first full commute. I've been...

Today was my first full commute. I've been "training" for the last few weeks trying to get used to a modern bike, the whole cadence thing, etc. The commute is down a steep bike unfriendly (if you...
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