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Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-09, 05:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 946
Posted By Avalanche325

There are basically three kinds: Magnetic, Fluid,...

There are basically three kinds: Magnetic, Fluid, or centrifugal clutch.

Magnetics can be noisey. (If you don't run a slick, they are all noisey)
Fluid can leak. Newer models may be better than...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-09, 03:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 984
Posted By Avalanche325

Two impacts and a wobble at 25mph (very low),...

Two impacts and a wobble at 25mph (very low), would make me go over it with a fine toothed comb before I would be blasting down a mountain on it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-09, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By Avalanche325

Have you tried some type of chamois cream? It is...

Have you tried some type of chamois cream? It is a lot cheaper than a new saddle.

Are you wearing proper fitting cycling shorts?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-09, 04:51 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 12,045
Posted By Avalanche325

Going back to fix a guys chain because I am one...

Going back to fix a guys chain because I am one of the few people that carry a chain tool. Then getting a ticket for blowing a stop sign while catching back up to the group. Now THAT's friggin...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-09, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 904
Posted By Avalanche325

It looks more like a cycling jacket in the front....

It looks more like a cycling jacket in the front.

Too big for a serious ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-09, 06:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,057
Posted By Avalanche325

Look at it like this. If you had to lift 100...

Look at it like this.
If you had to lift 100 lbs over your head, would it be easiest to do it all at once? No. (Mashing)
I am sure you could do 10 lbs 10 times without thinking about it....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-09, 05:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,991
Posted By Avalanche325

Here is the reason I do it: Under hard braking,...

Here is the reason I do it:
Under hard braking, especially on fast descents, the tire slips on the rim just a tiny tiny bit. Without talc, the tube sticks to the tire and moves with it. As the tube...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-09, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By Avalanche325

Take what you need and leave the rest.

Take what you need and leave the rest.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-09, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 625
Posted By Avalanche325

Hint: They will almost always throw in 2 cages...

Hint: They will almost always throw in 2 cages and 2 bottles.

Why are you going to change brand new tires? Ride them for a while first to see how they are.
Get some spare tubes and a patch kit....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-09, 05:47 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,805
Posted By Avalanche325

http://www.neuticles.com/

http://www.neuticles.com/
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-09, 05:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 898
Posted By Avalanche325

It makes everyone at work think I am a cycling...

It makes everyone at work think I am a cycling Pro. That way they don't expect me to actually do any work here, and I can spend my day on BF.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-09, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,178
Posted By Avalanche325

$300 is pretty good for a white garage door in...

$300 is pretty good for a white garage door in good shape. Just make sure you don't scratch it with that bike frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-09, 05:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,021
Posted By Avalanche325

And when you go through that drive through to get...

And when you go through that drive through to get a double Whopper with cheese (you know you do), you won't rip the bikes off of the roof.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-09, 05:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,575
Posted By Avalanche325

I know a guy that uses pipe insulation and then...

I know a guy that uses pipe insulation and then bar tape. His bars are about 2 inches across.

It looks crazy, but the guy rides 300+ miles a week. So what do I know?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-09, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By Avalanche325

It is not going to hurt anything. I would shorten...

It is not going to hurt anything. I would shorten it if it were my bike.

I would also cut about two inches of the excess off.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-09, 05:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,827
Posted By Avalanche325

Since about 90% of the posts are from the USA,...

Since about 90% of the posts are from the USA, and about 3% from Canada, there might be a reason why there are more bad driver stories coming from the US posts. (And yes, those are official right out...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-09, 06:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,365
Posted By Avalanche325

Do you live in Nebraska or something? Are there...

Do you live in Nebraska or something? Are there no landmarks to navigate by? I live at the base of some mountains. As long as they don't move the mountains, I can find my way home.

Even in other...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-09, 06:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 19,822
Posted By Avalanche325

I actually got in a traffic jam because the "time...

I actually got in a traffic jam because the "time machine" Delorean from Back to the Future broke down on the freeway. I see it, maybe there is more than one, cruising around from time to time (no...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-09, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By Avalanche325

Try it. I'll bet you can sell at least one.

Try it. I'll bet you can sell at least one.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-09, 02:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,784
Posted By Avalanche325

You are comparing your on road performance to the...

You are comparing your on road performance to the claimed performance on a forum?

Half the people here could have won the TdF, they just didn't feel like taking the three weeks to do it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-09, 04:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,298
Posted By Avalanche325

Mission accomplished. Next?

Mission accomplished.

Next?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-09, 04:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,600
Posted By Avalanche325

I just say "GET OUT OF THE F***IN WAY YOU SLOW...

I just say "GET OUT OF THE F***IN WAY YOU SLOW PATHETIC PIECE OF S*** BEFORE I RUN OVER YOUR SLOW FAT A**. JEEZUS FRICKIN CHRISTO.

Thank you!"
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-09, 01:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,595
Posted By Avalanche325

I lost my virginain when I was a...

I lost my virginain when I was a teenager..............................




In most states, if you have a drivers license and you get a ticket on your bike, it counts against your drivers...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-09, 01:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,201
Posted By Avalanche325

You haven't replaced the frame yet. For...

You haven't replaced the frame yet.

For Sale:
Abe Lincoln's actual original axe. Used to cut down a cherry tree.

Handle replaced twice. Head replaced once.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-09, 06:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,829
Posted By Avalanche325

If I couldn't have a laugh here once in a while,...

If I couldn't have a laugh here once in a while, I wouldn't bother.

With your arms, you can pull harder than you can push. With your legs, you can push a lot harder than you can pull. Therefore,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-09, 05:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,900
Posted By Avalanche325

More is better. Too much is just enough. ...

More is better. Too much is just enough.

Paddle shifters......

..........................Oh, never mind.:bang:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-09, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 769
Posted By Avalanche325

Why would you feel guilty about using the correct...

Why would you feel guilty about using the correct gear?

Do you just use 3rd, 4th, and 5th in your car?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-09, 05:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,881
Posted By Avalanche325

What a waste of a perfectly good skull.

What a waste of a perfectly good skull.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-09, 04:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,819
Posted By Avalanche325

Socks - Yes. Underwear - No.

Socks - Yes.
Underwear - No.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-09, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By Avalanche325

http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za/CCY?PAGE=FIT_...

http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za/CCY?PAGE=FIT_CALCULATOR_INTRO

Fit calculator. It will get you in the ballpark. Then check different manufacturers websites to see what bikes could work for...
07-02-09, 04:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,032
Posted By Avalanche325

I usually don't advocate cheap tools. However,...

I usually don't advocate cheap tools. However, there are a few places where they are OK IMHO. Harbor Freight torque wrenches are more than accurate enough for bike and automotive use. They make a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-09, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By Avalanche325

If it's not broken...don't fix it. The thing...

If it's not broken...don't fix it.

The thing that I have seen worn chainrings do is cause chainsuck. There are a couple definitions floating around in the forum. What I am referring to is when the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-09, 05:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,299
Posted By Avalanche325

I think my bike does that on every cilmb. It...

I think my bike does that on every cilmb. It automatically fixes itself when I get to the top, so I never actually see it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-09, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By Avalanche325

Rubbing the brake like that is NOT right. The...

Rubbing the brake like that is NOT right. The tires are 700x25 correct? 70 psi is very low for a road tire. I would take it back. Something is not right.

You actually should be sitting on your...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-09, 04:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,340
Posted By Avalanche325

By what I have seen, about 90% of the people...

By what I have seen, about 90% of the people don't ask.

I asked on a bike that had just come out and got 10%, free bottles and cages and 30% off of other accessories.

Geeze, the worst thing...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-09, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By Avalanche325

If you are getting a paycheck that is part of...

If you are getting a paycheck that is part of your living, you are semi-pro.

If you get a paycheck that is all of your living, you are a pro.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-09, 03:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,070
Posted By Avalanche325

Amen.

Amen.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-09, 03:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,242
Posted By Avalanche325

I wear one. I have seen two people face plant...

I wear one.
I have seen two people face plant on the road while drinking from their bottles. They looked a lot dorkier being put into an ambulance than I will ever look because I have a Camelbak...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-09, 04:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,171
Posted By Avalanche325

I love the MTBs coming down the Lake Ave....

I love the MTBs coming down the Lake Ave. sidewalk in Pasadena. (It is a shopping district) I certainly hope that these riders don't hit their heads on the "No bicycles" signs. I don't think that I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-09, 03:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,226
Posted By Avalanche325

Not having those deraileurs to adjust could save...

Not having those deraileurs to adjust could save me 10 - 15 minutes a year! Oh wait, don't you have to tension the chain?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-09, 03:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,326
Posted By Avalanche325

Did you leave details out of the story? Or did...

Did you leave details out of the story? Or did the driver actually forget to give you the finger when they passed you?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-09, 05:55 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,309
Posted By Avalanche325

Young and in debt is not the place to be. Save up...

Young and in debt is not the place to be. Save up for your dream ride, then go buy it. I know that idea sounds like something new nowdays, but it works.

Most people can't imagine how much freedom...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-09, 05:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,098
Posted By Avalanche325

Do this, and see if your bike is even in the...

Do this, and see if your bike is even in the ballpark:

http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za/CCY?PAGE=FIT_CALCULATOR_INTRO

Height and inseam are just part of it. If you are talking about the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-09, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,203
Posted By Avalanche325

I have only forgotten socks once (after work...

I have only forgotten socks once (after work ride) and gel packs once. Neither one was a tragedy.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-09, 05:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,457
Posted By Avalanche325

You did kick him in the crotch before you left?

You did kick him in the crotch before you left?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-09, 05:55 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-09, 05:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,141
Posted By Avalanche325

Ride harsh compared to what? 95% of the wheels...

Ride harsh compared to what? 95% of the wheels out there are all AL.

I have only used Mavic Cosmos and Ksyrium Elites. I borowwed a Ksyrium ES once when I got to the LBS to join a group ride and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-09, 04:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,504
Posted By Avalanche325

Yes. Never ever buy a budget capishe.:roflmao2:

Yes. Never ever buy a budget capishe.:roflmao2:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-09, 04:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,524
Posted By Avalanche325

Stoopid iz as stoopid duz.

Stoopid iz as stoopid duz.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-09, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By Avalanche325

Where exactly are you talking about? If I have my...

Where exactly are you talking about? If I have my saddle tilt wrong I get sore at the top of my tail bone. Just at the top of my crack. Not a contact spot, but it hurts like hell. One little tweak...
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