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05-11-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,310
Posted By lunchbox1972

Just installed a TSDZ2 from Eco-ebike on...

Just installed a TSDZ2 from Eco-ebike on Thursday. Love it so far, got the kit from them. Dave answered all my questions beforehand and was very helpful. After the purchase, due to a delay in...
01-31-12, 08:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,030
Posted By lunchbox1972

You have to set the bead. In my experience if...

You have to set the bead. In my experience if you have UST/TNT tires and UST wheels, you can use a hand pump. I have set the bead with a hand pump using a Stan's strip on a non-tubeless rim, it is...
01-20-12, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,013
Posted By lunchbox1972

Well, from my perspective.. I had a MTB...

Well, from my perspective..

I had a MTB laying around for years that I never rode too much. Due to some health concerns I started commuting to work on a fairly regular basis about 3.5 years ago. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-11, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,340
Posted By lunchbox1972

Performance Strada-K's.. On sale they are $13,...

Performance Strada-K's.. On sale they are $13, or so and they are very flat proof, roll decent, last well..
08-08-11, 01:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,736
Posted By lunchbox1972

My road bike is twitchy with no hands, but I can...

My road bike is twitchy with no hands, but I can even ride the lefty bike handless.. It's pretty intense though and I'm sure it helps that it's pretty slack in the headtube..

Just built a bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-11, 04:10 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 20,008
Posted By lunchbox1972

Why bust somebody's balls for doing something...

Why bust somebody's balls for doing something like this, he's not doing it with your money, or time?

Without knowing how much my friend spent you don't really know that to be correct..
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-11, 03:55 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 20,008
Posted By lunchbox1972

More power to ya.. Sure, you could have spent...

More power to ya..
Sure, you could have spent more money on a "better" bike, but you wouldn't know anything about bikes, now you have experience.. I have a buddy who had a Denali, upgraded...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-11, 04:26 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 10,450
Posted By lunchbox1972

Don't know if you've seen this.. ...

Don't know if you've seen this..

http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/interbike-2010-fairwheel-bikes-di2-mountain-bike-27855/
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-11, 06:18 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,028
Posted By lunchbox1972

Reread the post.. I said my wrist appears to be...

Reread the post.. I said my wrist appears to be the same size as their arm.. Not their thigh.. I belive I referenced that my bicep would be the same size as their thigh..

While I have many...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-11, 10:06 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,028
Posted By lunchbox1972

Well, we may be getting fatter as a nation and...

Well, we may be getting fatter as a nation and world.. Doesn't change the fact that The Schleck brothers arms are about as big around as my wrist.. :twitchy:

I expect hill climbers to look...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-11, 01:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,087
Posted By lunchbox1972

I'm 230 and I just started running Ultra...

I'm 230 and I just started running Ultra Gatorskins in the 25 size a few months ago.. I've put about 1000 miles on them and I love them. I don't ever plan on going back to a 23, ever. I run 100...
06-17-11, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 684
Posted By lunchbox1972

25c Ultra Gatorskins...

25c Ultra Gatorskins...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-11, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By lunchbox1972

I've got a buddy with Kysriums that are about 6...

I've got a buddy with Kysriums that are about 6 years old.. He's got 25k+ miles on them, they were his training wheels when he was racing, and he's never had them apart, or had an issue with them.. ...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-11, 12:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,483
Posted By lunchbox1972

Nice bike! Mine came with some old school...

Nice bike!

Mine came with some old school LX components.. It's an A1 as well, but I have a different color scheme.. White and blue, I'll see if I can dig up a picture of it.

I got some STI LX...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-11, 12:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,483
Posted By lunchbox1972

I actually have an 01 Rockhopper that I use to...

I actually have an 01 Rockhopper that I use to commute sometimes.. I put some 26x1.95 slicks on that bad boy and I really enjoy riding it on the streets. I usually use my road bike though, anymore....
06-07-11, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 599
Posted By lunchbox1972

Without knowing anything more in this thread it's...

Without knowing anything more in this thread it's difficut to diagnose..

Unless you are 4 foot tall, I'd say you have to raise the seat to get proper leg extension, then go from there..
Forum: Commuting
05-31-11, 08:10 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,467
Posted By lunchbox1972

Southern AZ heat, I rode home in 100 degrees last...

Southern AZ heat, I rode home in 100 degrees last week. It's 91 right now and I finished my first century at 105 degrees, in August..

Not a lot of fun, but not that bad.. Again, just need to be...
Forum: Foo
05-11-11, 09:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 958
Posted By lunchbox1972

After 6 years you should probably know the answer...

After 6 years you should probably know the answer to that question..

I married my wife when she was 19 and I was just barely 22. We've beent together 17 years in August. My son just turned 16...
04-21-11, 05:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,986
Posted By lunchbox1972

My buddies girlfriend is in the 5'1" range and he...

My buddies girlfriend is in the 5'1" range and he just built her a XS frame from performance.. He paid $79 for the frame.. He says that the frame is a bit small for her and could have gone witht he...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-11, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,036
Posted By lunchbox1972

I've got a Felt Z-80 and a buddy with a CAAD9,...

I've got a Felt Z-80 and a buddy with a CAAD9, with SRAM Force and Kyserium wheels.. It's a cool machine for sure.. That being said, I love my Felt. It fits great and rides nice.. No issues with...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-11, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By lunchbox1972

I run the Performance Metro-K's in a 700cx25 in...

I run the Performance Metro-K's in a 700cx25 in good 'ol Tucson, AZ. I think people here use glass throwing for a sport. The roads are littered with glass, cactus, goat heads, etc..

I picked...
03-31-11, 05:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 788
Posted By lunchbox1972

Soma steel core levers. I love them.

Soma steel core levers. I love them.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-11, 11:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,734
Posted By lunchbox1972

I wear a HRM and keep my HR in the zone it needs...

I wear a HRM and keep my HR in the zone it needs to be in, for me that is around 155-160. Sometimes I shift up to lower my rate and shift back down when my legs are tired.. Granted I've only done...
03-07-11, 11:08 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 13,556
Posted By lunchbox1972

Southern Arizona.. Not humid in the summer, but...

Southern Arizona.. Not humid in the summer, but it's easily tops 100 degrees on a regular basis.. Ride early, I'm usually out by 5am.. Want to be done before 9am and it starts getting over 100..
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-11, 03:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,351
Posted By lunchbox1972

I run a double on my triple shifters, no issue. ...

I run a double on my triple shifters, no issue.

If you are currently running a Shimano Hollowtech II crank, this will slip right it. You will have to adjust the front derailleur and you...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-11, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 270,129
Posted By lunchbox1972

Here is my El Tour de Tucson ride for 2009,...

Here is my El Tour de Tucson ride for 2009, haven't used the garmin much since then..

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/19346364

One of my first attempts at mountain climbing....
...
Forum: Commuting
03-01-11, 05:18 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,030
Posted By lunchbox1972

I've hit that on the way to work a few times.. ...

I've hit that on the way to work a few times.. Typically around 19mph, or so, depending on the day.. It helps that I drop about 300 feet over the 10 miles.. I can usuall average about 17-18mph on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-11, 05:15 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 68,335
Posted By lunchbox1972

191930 My Prophet at the top of a great...

191930

My Prophet at the top of a great climb on the AZ trail..
02-15-11, 07:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,918
Posted By lunchbox1972

I run tubeless on my all mountain bike.. Nicer...

I run tubeless on my all mountain bike.. Nicer ride, run a lower pressure, no flats..

I run Stan's in the tubeless and I've not had a flat on my tubeless tires.. I live in Tucson, so no flats...
02-09-11, 01:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,956
Posted By lunchbox1972

When people ask me how much for the bike, I tell...

When people ask me how much for the bike, I tell them I got it on clearance, or got a good deal used. I don't talk $$'s to general people.

I do talk $$'s to my friends who know what things cost...
02-02-11, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By lunchbox1972

I've got into an LBS and asked for links, I was...

I've got into an LBS and asked for links, I was suprised when they said no charge for the links or pins. If you're in Tucson, head on over the Fairwheel Bikes.
02-01-11, 01:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,843
Posted By lunchbox1972

When people ask me, I tell them that i eat right...

When people ask me, I tell them that i eat right and excercise. Mostly eat right that is.

Their eyes glaze over before I finish the sentence.

I have relatives that have had the lap band put...
01-28-11, 03:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,465
Posted By lunchbox1972

187823 Kept me out for 6 weeks, I had 0...

187823

Kept me out for 6 weeks, I had 0 strength in my hand, no way to change gears, or hold on.. Almost 100% now..

Like the guy above me, I don't think I will use my hands to catch a fall.
Forum: Commuting
01-26-11, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 887
Posted By lunchbox1972

You could just change the cassette and chain to...

You could just change the cassette and chain to 9-speed, then use the alternate routing on the rear derailleur to get the correct 9-speed pull.. Sheldon Brown talks about it.
01-25-11, 05:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 822
Posted By lunchbox1972

I just quoted a pediatric cardiologist whom I've...

I just quoted a pediatric cardiologist whom I've known for the last 12 years, as my son's cardiologist.. Feel free to disagree, it does not bother me. I was suprised to hear it myself.

He...
01-25-11, 02:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 822
Posted By lunchbox1972

According to my son's cardiologist, "Sodium...

According to my son's cardiologist, "Sodium induce hypertension is only prevalent in the African-American population."

That being said, when I eat too much salt, I get edema in my ankles, and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-11, 07:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,770
Posted By lunchbox1972

I have a set of custom wheels on my MTB. If it...

I have a set of custom wheels on my MTB. If it ever goes out of true, they will take care of it, no charge. That's the benefit of local, although it's never gone out of true and I'm no lightweight....
01-21-11, 01:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 922
Posted By lunchbox1972

You could use the alternate cable routing to use...

You could use the alternate cable routing to use the 9 speed cassette with the 10 speed shifter..

I've used a 6500 crank with a 6600 front derrailleur, but I did need a 10 speed chain on that...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-11, 07:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,232
Posted By lunchbox1972

I've rode both. I have more fun on the MTB and I...

I've rode both. I have more fun on the MTB and I feel better about hopping curbs and such.. With slicks it's not that much slower than my road bike. I've been riding the road bike lately, I just...
09-27-10, 07:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,658
Posted By lunchbox1972

I've always looked at the small block 8's and...

I've always looked at the small block 8's and thought those would be great on the road.. I've seen somebody riding them on the trail and they loved them..
09-27-10, 07:14 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,522
Posted By lunchbox1972

38, finally broke a bone a few months ago, had a...

38, finally broke a bone a few months ago, had a plate put in my wrist the end of May and I'm back on the trails 4 months later.. Still a bit gun shy right now, I'll get over it..
09-27-10, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 872
Posted By lunchbox1972

I've been injured more on my MTB than my road...

I've been injured more on my MTB than my road bike.. It's a blast though..
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-10, 06:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 742
Posted By lunchbox1972

I did it last year, it was great! Nice course,...

I did it last year, it was great! Nice course, lots of aid stations, just enough hills.. I hit a wall out on Tangerine, downhill into a headwind.. Stopped at the aid station by the Interstate to...
08-05-10, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,630
Posted By lunchbox1972

I used autmotive brake cleaner to get rid of my...

I used autmotive brake cleaner to get rid of my squeal..
07-30-10, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 24,877
Posted By lunchbox1972

I'm running 28's in my Ultegra 6600 calipers,...

I'm running 28's in my Ultegra 6600 calipers, haven't had any issues.
02-16-10, 02:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 674
Posted By lunchbox1972

I believe the STI shifters are designed more for...

I believe the STI shifters are designed more for rapid rise.. The gear indicator is just a orange pointer with a L at one end and a H at the other.. I don't look at the indicators much.. I know if...
02-09-10, 07:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 674
Posted By lunchbox1972

Rear Derailleur Question

OK,

I'm looking at a couple of derailleurs. One is a XTR, M952 and the other is a XT, a M760 series.

Which is better? My first guess would be the XTR, but the XT is the next generation..
...
02-08-10, 03:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By lunchbox1972

Jenson has the LX for $99. Just put one on my...

Jenson has the LX for $99. Just put one on my bike and it's awesome.. I don't know why I waited so long for it..

I'm 220 as well..
02-08-10, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,539
Posted By lunchbox1972

I've got a Z-80 that I've put about 2000 miles...

I've got a Z-80 that I've put about 2000 miles on.. Aside from upgrading the brakes, I haven't had any issues with it..

I'm sure the brakes would have been fine if I wasn't coming down...
12-10-09, 10:18 AM
Replies: 747
Views: 38,800
Posted By lunchbox1972

Dude, I've been following your story since...

Dude,

I've been following your story since the beginning and want to chime in a few things.. Firstly, you are doing a great job! Quitting smoking was the one greatest thing that you have done,...
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