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09-04-11, 09:35 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 208,618
Posted By Bluetrane2028

Or just keep pedaling with the knowledge that...

Or just keep pedaling with the knowledge that their inactivity in relation to your activity will leave them huge and you not as much if you stay dedicated.
09-04-11, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By Bluetrane2028

Not even close.

Not even close.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-11, 06:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 695
Posted By Bluetrane2028

Using clips/straps on a beater bike is absolutely...

Using clips/straps on a beater bike is absolutely fine. If your bike gets stolen, you're out a nice set of pedals too if you put clipless on there.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-11, 06:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,956
Posted By Bluetrane2028

May just be because I'm a Clyde, but the added...

May just be because I'm a Clyde, but the added weight of my Brooks saddles far outweighs the negatives of a sore a$$ at the end of a long ride. My philosophy has always been... if you're not racing,...
11-28-10, 07:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,878
Posted By Bluetrane2028

I agree, both my Brooks were used already, both...

I agree, both my Brooks were used already, both are B.17s and both are very comfortable.

From what I've read, the saddle should be comfortable to begin with, even if it is a bit stiff. Brooks...
11-19-10, 08:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,201
Posted By Bluetrane2028

fify.

fify.
11-18-10, 04:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,201
Posted By Bluetrane2028

SayreKulp: The Celebrity

I don't know if there already is a thread on this, a cursory glance found none. Sayre's weight loss efforts are front page news in the Reading area today.

http://readingeagle.com/ (At present,...
11-11-10, 01:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,417
Posted By Bluetrane2028

N cubed plus 1, I like it. Now to get my...

N cubed plus 1, I like it.

Now to get my wife to agree!
10-30-10, 04:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 899
Posted By Bluetrane2028

It was love at first ride for me also. I have...

It was love at first ride for me also. I have two B17s, one special and one standard. Great saddles, I need more of them for my other rides.
10-23-10, 05:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,003
Posted By Bluetrane2028

Going N+1 is great, until you have more bikes...

Going N+1 is great, until you have more bikes than you can realistically ride.

It sounds like that's what you should do here, keep this one for city use, possibly even toss some fenders on it, and...
Forum: Recumbent
10-06-10, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,046
Posted By Bluetrane2028

Just an FYI, Sayre is currently on a mult-day...

Just an FYI, Sayre is currently on a mult-day tour without internet, so he might be a day or two (or three) getting back to you on the mount issue.
10-06-10, 08:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,409
Posted By Bluetrane2028

Try just riding around on a flat bit of road or...

Try just riding around on a flat bit of road or one that has just a slight upwards incline while standing on the pedals.

Often, out of saddle climing is all about being rough just to get some...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-05-10, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1,614
Views: 257,046
Posted By Bluetrane2028

I replied to this one asking if he'd be...

I replied to this one asking if he'd be interested in shipping it to Philadelphia. Now I wait and see...
10-04-10, 03:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,909
Posted By Bluetrane2028

Excellent! That reminds me, the gym is...

Excellent!

That reminds me, the gym is calling...
10-04-10, 03:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,274
Posted By Bluetrane2028

Congrats on the weight loss! Keep it up,...

Congrats on the weight loss!

Keep it up, you'll be "merely" a "clyde" soon enough!
09-27-10, 11:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,618
Posted By Bluetrane2028

It's a sad state of affairs that people in the...

It's a sad state of affairs that people in the United States (or anywhere for that matter) seriously have to question the legal validity of undertaking an action to prevent themselves from becoming a...
09-21-10, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By Bluetrane2028

That arranged can be, Historian.

That arranged can be, Historian.
Forum: Recumbent
09-21-10, 09:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,436
Posted By Bluetrane2028

There really is a decent pocket of calm air when...

There really is a decent pocket of calm air when you ride behind Sayre's trike.
09-20-10, 11:13 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,068
Posted By Bluetrane2028

I've seen far goofier falls than yours, Bill. ...

I've seen far goofier falls than yours, Bill.

I just wish I had the time for the century also on that day. In the end everything worked out, though. Glad to hear Tyler made it through his first...
09-20-10, 01:07 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,997
Posted By Bluetrane2028

You can also add hand positions to a flat bar...

You can also add hand positions to a flat bar bike by running bar-ends. That's what I did for my mountain bike, helped out a lot with the hands going numb issue. I also swapped the cassette from the...
09-17-10, 07:42 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,068
Posted By Bluetrane2028

Life gets in the way as per usual when planning a...

Life gets in the way as per usual when planning a wedding.

I'll be meeting the group in Mont Clare instead of being an uber beast like Sayre and his bro.

It'll be a great ride either way, and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-14-10, 08:57 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 90,357
Posted By Bluetrane2028

I will get a pic sometime, but I have a 56cm Trek...

I will get a pic sometime, but I have a 56cm Trek 1000 roadie that's just too big for me (non folding, full size roadie) that I would LOVE to trade for something like a Raleigh Twenty (or anything...
09-14-10, 01:15 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,068
Posted By Bluetrane2028

Using a cable lock in Philly often means losing...

Using a cable lock in Philly often means losing your bike.

It would be far better to take turns watching the bikes and getting the food.

As for the ride itself, let me know if Tyler is coming...
09-14-10, 01:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,603
Posted By Bluetrane2028

I've put all my significant distance on my...

I've put all my significant distance on my mountain bike. Slick tires help a lot.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-10, 08:38 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,916
Posted By Bluetrane2028

In any activity where you can't stand to have...

In any activity where you can't stand to have downtime, backups are essential, although my bikes aren't really redundant rather serve different purposes:

Mine:
Trek 1000 road (not much of a...
09-01-10, 06:09 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,068
Posted By Bluetrane2028

At this point, looks like I'm driving out there...

At this point, looks like I'm driving out there and pitching a tent instead of getting a hotel. Promises to be an interesting weekend...

I look forward to the next group ride, sorry I had to...
09-01-10, 03:35 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,068
Posted By Bluetrane2028

So now I'm seriously torn. I just got offered...

So now I'm seriously torn. I just got offered full catered pitbox tickets to go see the drag races in Indianapolis this weekend...

I don't know when I'll have any sort of a shot at doing...
09-01-10, 09:14 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,068
Posted By Bluetrane2028

Hills aren't a problem and newbies are always...

Hills aren't a problem and newbies are always welcome.

Haven't been to Delassandros, sounds like a great suggestion.
09-01-10, 05:32 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,068
Posted By Bluetrane2028

10 am?

10 am?
09-01-10, 05:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,544
Posted By Bluetrane2028

Its a metric, which is "only" about 62 miles. ...

Its a metric, which is "only" about 62 miles. Try to get up to a 40-50 mile ride, if you feel good, the Metric will definitely be doable.

You might even be able to do it now. My longest ride...
08-31-10, 01:49 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,068
Posted By Bluetrane2028

As far as I knew it, the "plan" was to meet at...

As far as I knew it, the "plan" was to meet at Mont Clare and follow the SRT into Philly about 25 miles, get some food and ride 25 miles back.

If this is the case, I can meet at Mont Clare...
08-30-10, 04:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,481
Posted By Bluetrane2028

Not everyone can handle a drop from the saddle to...

Not everyone can handle a drop from the saddle to the bars. I doubt your handling will be totally thrown by installing a stem with some rise.

For me on my mountain bike, this same problem was...
08-30-10, 04:05 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 38,729
Posted By Bluetrane2028

Anyone want to trade bikes? I have a 56cm...

Anyone want to trade bikes?

I have a 56cm Trek 1000 (road bike) that's in darn near new condition, very low miles... but I've come to the realization that it's a size too big. I could probably...
Replies: 8
Views: 4,174
Posted By Bluetrane2028

If I didn't already have a hardtail mountain...

If I didn't already have a hardtail mountain bike, I'd take one of those in a heartbeat.

I run my hardtail as what I call an "adventure tourer" meaning it can probably go anywhere I darn well...
08-27-10, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By Bluetrane2028

Closest I've gotten to a thrown out bike is my...

Closest I've gotten to a thrown out bike is my $20 Raleigh 3 speed.

Needs a total rebuild, might get to it eventually.

It's amazing what people get rid of for so little sometimes.
08-27-10, 02:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,502
Posted By Bluetrane2028

Yeah, the complete dominance of step-through...

Yeah, the complete dominance of step-through frames is rather shocking actually, especially considering a lot of people seem to be carrying passengers, cargo, etc. I've seen MANY a step thru frame...
08-27-10, 08:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,502
Posted By Bluetrane2028

I counted 5 "mens" frames in the first...

I counted 5 "mens" frames in the first minute.
08-26-10, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,918
Posted By Bluetrane2028

Glad to hear the OP has decided to refurb it. ...

Glad to hear the OP has decided to refurb it.

Show us pics!
08-25-10, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,814
Posted By Bluetrane2028

After some careful studying of the images, the...

After some careful studying of the images, the rear derailleur is DEFINITELY a Positron 400.

http://www.disraeligears.co.uk/Site/Shimano_Positron_400_derailleur_(DG-300).html

A new derailleur...
08-25-10, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,814
Posted By Bluetrane2028

Cable both pulls and pushes, eh, and it's...

Cable both pulls and pushes, eh, and it's nonstandard? Sounds like an old Shimano Positron setup. From Sheldon's site:

Positron

This was Shimano's first attempt at indexed shifting. The...
08-25-10, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,918
Posted By Bluetrane2028

Firstly, NEVER buy a bike at Walmart. Walmart...

Firstly, NEVER buy a bike at Walmart. Walmart bikes simply won't last under real use.

Now, as to what to do with your bike, think about it:

Cables are cheap, chains are cheap (just get a new...
08-25-10, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By Bluetrane2028

Cassette runs rough in one specific cog!

First time installing a new cassette and new chain on my bike. Everything looks good, except the chain runs rough specifically on the third to smallest cog in the cassette. It's an 11-27T Sram...
08-25-10, 06:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 926
Posted By Bluetrane2028

I absolutely love my Varsity. It has been...

I absolutely love my Varsity. It has been converted to singlespeed with a flat bar. I use it for strength training forcing myself to climb hills on it. The wheels are non-original but also steel, I...
Replies: 66
Views: 3,498
Posted By Bluetrane2028

You guys are awesome, by the way. I am...

You guys are awesome, by the way.

I am going to try to do this going forward, one way to make sure I don't stay a Clyde for long.
08-24-10, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 583
Posted By Bluetrane2028

Peter_C suggested something great, the mirror. ...

Peter_C suggested something great, the mirror.

Ever since I got one that mounts on my eyeglasses, I feel that I have no freaking clue what anyone around me is doing when I try to ride without it....
08-23-10, 10:42 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,068
Posted By Bluetrane2028

At this point it looks like I can do both also...

At this point it looks like I can do both also (4th and 18th).
08-21-10, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 913
Posted By Bluetrane2028

Helmets are overrated. I wear one, but I know...

Helmets are overrated. I wear one, but I know that if I get run over by a car it's not going to do much to save me. I wear it simply because I know that there are instances where they help, and if...
08-21-10, 02:37 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,068
Posted By Bluetrane2028

Lessee here, my apartment to Mont Clare is 25...

Lessee here, my apartment to Mont Clare is 25 miles one way, then the ride itself is 50, then 25 more to get home...

Century #2 if I feel up to it?
08-20-10, 08:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 476
Posted By Bluetrane2028

You are seriously inspiration for a lot of...

You are seriously inspiration for a lot of people, including myself. I know, I was never THAT bad, but it's exactly where I was heading. Ever since you started this, every time I saw you, you were...
08-20-10, 08:18 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,068
Posted By Bluetrane2028

Yes. It must be. Where are we meeting...

Yes.

It must be.

Where are we meeting at and whats the route? I've got a friend who is getting married in late September, so earlier in the month is probably preferable.
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