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Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-10, 09:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 955
Posted By Steelrider

One more suggestion - wife likes Shebeest: ...

One more suggestion - wife likes Shebeest:

http://www.shebeest.com/default.aspx?tabid=228

Worth taking a look, site also has helpful dealer locator. Don't know where you're located, but I put...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-10, 12:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 931
Posted By Steelrider

May want to give Sole insoles a try...

Don't know if the poster using the oven-heated insoles was using Sole insoles, but I've used them for over 7 years and have 8 pairs for everything from backpacking boots, to running shoes, to dress...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-09, 11:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 372
Posted By Steelrider

fyi if you're in Near a PI Factory Store and need some arm/leg/knee warmers...

there's a sale at the Pearl Izumi Factory Stores in Gilroy and Vacaville, 25% off MSRP. Don't know about Vacaville, but the Outlet Shopping Guide for the Gilroy outlet center that I go to has a PI...
12-27-09, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By Steelrider

If you're looking for PI arm, leg, and/or knee warmers...

there's a sale at the Pearl Izumi Factory Stores in Gilroy and Vacaville, 25% off MSRP. Don't know about Vacaville, but the Outlet Shopping Guide for the Gilroy outlet center has a PI coupon for an...
Forum: Foo
04-17-07, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 57,831
Posted By Steelrider

Scott, my thoughts and prayers are with you,...

Scott, my thoughts and prayers are with you, Michele and your family. I haven't posted anywhere on the forums in quite a while, but lurk occasionally and when I saw Siu's post, I had immediate...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-05, 12:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,213
Posted By Steelrider

Irrespective of those with any objections,...

Irrespective of those with any objections, everyone here of voting age should "sign" this and it should be a sticky...
11-28-05, 02:45 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 47,789
Posted By Steelrider

This is really an unbelievable and terrible...

This is really an unbelievable and terrible tragedy. My heart goes out to Jim's family and to all those who were in his life. I'd be lying if I said that I had no ill will toward the teen who visited...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-05, 07:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,426
Posted By Steelrider

Hi Ben, First, I think it is just as serious a...

Hi Ben,
First, I think it is just as serious a mistake to assume that his lack of head injury had nothing to do with his helmet, unless you were there and saw the accident. While I'll grant that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-05, 12:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,022
Posted By Steelrider

Just had to comment that this is the sweetest,...

Just had to comment that this is the sweetest, classiest, most understated, non-custom-paint job-Trek you are ever going to see. If it fits, I'd keep it (but only if it fits...).
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-05, 08:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,045
Posted By Steelrider

If this fell into your budget universe and you...

If this fell into your budget universe and you really want it and can afford it, buy it. You're the only judge that matters regarding what else you would be doing with that money. If this isn't an...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-05, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By Steelrider

I don't think you'd go wrong with either bike - I...

I don't think you'd go wrong with either bike - I also have a Talon and a steel road bike, but they are pretty different from each other. If you were going to own one bike, you'll want to carefully...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-05, 06:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,323
Posted By Steelrider

A well built wheel that was built for your weight...

A well built wheel that was built for your weight and intended use should never break a spoke. It happened to me only once on a stock wheel that came with a Trek bike (two subsequent bikes and almost...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-05, 06:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,490
Posted By Steelrider

This shouldn't be that big a problem, no matter...

This shouldn't be that big a problem, no matter what the outcome. I agree with Rad and others who say cop to the mistake and see if they can return it to their distributor at no cost - they both have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-05, 07:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,038
Posted By Steelrider

Hey, welcome. No issues here. Was wondering how...

Hey, welcome. No issues here. Was wondering how long you've had it and how fast your electric tops off when you need it. The only electric that I've ever used on my car belonged to a friend and it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-05, 04:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,038
Posted By Steelrider

Yep, I have a compressor, but use it mainly for...

Yep, I have a compressor, but use it mainly for the heavier air-tool jobs that it was intended for. Doubt you take your electric pump to any organized rides, races or rides away from home, so you'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-05, 04:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 484
Posted By Steelrider

A few summers ago, our family did the same thing...

A few summers ago, our family did the same thing - drove up from Sandpoint to Alberta. Had never been to Sandpoint before and was only there long enough to wiggle our toes in Pend Oreille before...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-05, 02:01 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,797
Posted By Steelrider

On the other hand...you sound like a pretty good...

On the other hand...you sound like a pretty good guy, so I'm sure it was not a proud moment - but felt damn good anyway! I seem to also remember that you have taken a train before, so if you have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-05, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Steelrider

sydney is pretty much right on. However, it...

sydney is pretty much right on. However, it wasn't clear if you've done/know how to do any self-adjustment of your rd using the barrel adjuster. I've noticed that with brifters, just removing the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-05, 01:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,038
Posted By Steelrider

Hopefully you don't have to let out any serious...

Hopefully you don't have to let out any serious pressure just to top it off, but if your pump doesn't generate enough serious pressure-per-pump this could be a problem. Most of the time, when I pump...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-05, 05:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,038
Posted By Steelrider

You might also try tapping the presta valve...

You might also try tapping the presta valve before screwing on the adapter to "break the seal". Often, if you don't do this, you can't get the plunger down and the pressure just builds in the hose....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-05, 05:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,540
Posted By Steelrider

Don't know how into other forms of fun/recreation...

Don't know how into other forms of fun/recreation you might be into...have never actually lived in Sacramento, but have spent lots of time there and have some relatives there. They love it, and love...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-05, 12:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,592
Posted By Steelrider

Frames by builders like Davidson, Eisentraut, and...

Frames by builders like Davidson, Eisentraut, and Moulton (if they were still available) are/were incredibly reasonable given their experience in terms of who they learned from, sheer number of...
07-25-05, 07:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,913
Posted By Steelrider

Personally, I feel a little sorry for Jan...

Personally, I feel a little sorry for Jan Ullrich. The German press is a lot harder on him than anything that has been seen in the english-speaking press. It would be one thing if the guy came off...
07-25-05, 06:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,035
Posted By Steelrider

L'Equipe - French sports rag, in similar vein of...

L'Equipe - French sports rag, in similar vein of SI, Sporting News, ESPN Magazine, National Enquirer (!?) ;) etc. They are always on his case and insinuated on the final day that there is a cloud...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-05, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By Steelrider

Could you better describe or post a picture of...

Could you better describe or post a picture of the problem in question. When I hear the word "buckle" I think "sharp bend/collapse" or "stress induced failure". If it is truly "buckled" than you need...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-05, 04:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,221
Posted By Steelrider

With proper care, your shoes will likely last...

With proper care, your shoes will likely last longer than your bike - not that your bike's going to wear out, but if you're like many others just starting out (and who stick with it), you'll feel the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-05, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By Steelrider

The thing that you didn't mention was the size of...

The thing that you didn't mention was the size of the tire that the potential buyer uses. If the assumption is that they are using 25c, it would work, but tubes are so cheap that I wouldn't do it. If...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-05, 01:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By Steelrider

I've used Looks for more than 15 years and the...

I've used Looks for more than 15 years and the one time that this has come up, I used a stick of paraffin wax and rubbed it on the cleat bottom and edges - clean, leaves no residue, repeat...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-05, 06:08 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,058
Posted By Steelrider

Not only am I not as good as I once was, but...

Not only am I not as good as I once was, but contrary to what Toby says, I'm not even sure I can be as good once as I ever was! :p
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-05, 06:01 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,058
Posted By Steelrider

Doesn't this assume constants of speed and...

Doesn't this assume constants of speed and gearing? If you push a big gear on flat terrain, it does require effort. The faster you go, the more rolling resistance and drag coefficient come into play....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-05, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By Steelrider

Hey, Patriot. Perhaps you should look at other...

Hey, Patriot. Perhaps you should look at other brands. My theory is that Performance is going to size more for recreational/consumer cyclists, who is their market. Some other brands are more...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-05, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By Steelrider

If your saddle is level, I'd try adjusting the...

If your saddle is level, I'd try adjusting the fore/aft position of your saddle. If your unconscious inclination during your ride is that you're sliding forward on a level saddle, it could be that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-05, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By Steelrider

You should probably trust their measurements...

You should probably trust their measurements listed, as they are trying to relate the amount of stretch that can be accommodated, on the average, between crotch and shoulders. The length is not...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-05, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By Steelrider

See you didn't mention if the bike you acquired...

See you didn't mention if the bike you acquired was used or what its current setup is. If it is an 8spd, you may have to change to a narrower 9spd chain depending on the compatibility of the cranks...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-05, 04:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,825
Posted By Steelrider

Beautiful pictures! I'm jealous - you are so...

Beautiful pictures! I'm jealous - you are so lucky that you had the opportunity to do this ride. My family went up to Oregon last summer and when we visited Crater Lake, I saw a number of individuals...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-05, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 521
Posted By Steelrider

they are.

they are.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-05, 07:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,245
Posted By Steelrider

I think your best bet would be what might be...

I think your best bet would be what might be considered a "training" or "touring" set of wheels from a reputable builder. Lots of posters swear by Mike Garcia (http://www.oddsandendos.com), but I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-05, 06:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,245
Posted By Steelrider

While this may be true, I'm guessing that your...

While this may be true, I'm guessing that your frame is not Ti. I've seen this bike with 105 on sale for a lot more than he paid for Ultegra.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-05, 06:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,889
Posted By Steelrider

You're right. This is obvious. But you might note...

You're right. This is obvious. But you might note that I never said anything about a best size for everyone...

Wow. Sorry - no need to get your underwear in a bunch here, no intent to insult you :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-05, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By Steelrider

Wow Gustav! Sounds like you had a great time....

Wow Gustav! Sounds like you had a great time. Especially since it doesn't sound like you have a lot that's comparable, hill-wise, to train on near home. Doesn't sound like you had much trouble with...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-05, 03:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,876
Posted By Steelrider

Now that's rude... :eek: I'm kinda where Khuon is...

Now that's rude... :eek: I'm kinda where Khuon is and just say, "I thought I got a pretty good deal on it, why? You looking for one?" and usually just give 'em a ballpark for what I think would be a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-05, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By Steelrider

:o Yep. "The other poster" misread it, but I...

:o Yep. "The other poster" misread it, but I still think this was bad advice for a new road rider - makes you wonder whether they were trying to compensate for a fit problem. This is such a basic...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-05, 12:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 860
Posted By Steelrider

I agree with this, you might spend a little more...

I agree with this, you might spend a little more when you actually buy it from them (as compared to a 'net deal) but the delta would be nothing compared to the cost and hassle of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-05, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By Steelrider

Great job on your first organized ride! 18ish is...

Great job on your first organized ride! 18ish is really good for a first ride, was the route pretty flat/rolling? As for the seat issue, if what you described is the case, the shop's solution doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-05, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,889
Posted By Steelrider

??? Was there a specific thought in mind here? I...

??? Was there a specific thought in mind here? I don't know about anyone else, but I don't have a thought or prayer of riding in any pro classics races anywhere near cobbles and, as you pointed out,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-05, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By Steelrider

If you're really just starting and haven't ever...

If you're really just starting and haven't ever really done any of your own wrenching, I think Barnett's might be a little too much to digest (although a great set of manuals...). Start out by...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-05, 01:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,101
Posted By Steelrider

Yeah, you're right - there are no absolutes, but...

Yeah, you're right - there are no absolutes, but that's pretty rare in the South Bay Area and I've never been in a position where I have to ride during the coldest part of the day. Still in all, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-05, 01:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,889
Posted By Steelrider

I am over 200, ride and like both (Michelins and...

I am over 200, ride and like both (Michelins and Contis), and although the smooth ride edge goes to 25's, I feel faster - downhill and accelerating - on 23's. Psychological? Perhaps, but my bikes do...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-05, 01:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,101
Posted By Steelrider

Bad assumption. You clearly have not lived in...

Bad assumption. You clearly have not lived in California (or other states in the West/Southwest for that matter). It has it's minuses, but 30 degrees and lower is not one of them... :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-05, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,113
Posted By Steelrider

I'll agree with this 100%. You would need to look...

I'll agree with this 100%. You would need to look at the geometry specs to know what the method of measurement is and understand how they measured it on your current bike to have a shot at knowing...
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