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02-06-11, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By FLBandit

Back again

Hey All, haven't been around in awhile, and been kind of off and on on the bike. I finally got back into a routine and have started to ride regularly again. Hopefully, I'll see some of this weight...
11-25-09, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By FLBandit

Back on the Road

Hey all, I haven't been around in awhile due to misc. reasons, not the least of which was not having a bike for awhile. I sold my Giant awhile back and used the money as a down payment on a new bike....
09-29-09, 02:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,007
Posted By FLBandit

I have a set that came off an older Schwinn if...

I have a set that came off an older Schwinn if your interested. They're alloy and in decent shape.
08-25-09, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By FLBandit

Chicago

Hey all, I'm currently in Chicago for a few days on business, and I've never seen so many bikes on the road. I saw more riders in an hour than I do all week in FL. (at least where I live) Pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-09, 03:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,598
Posted By FLBandit

I've ridden 175 and 170 and I like the 175...

I've ridden 175 and 170 and I like the 175 better. Of course, I'm a big heavy guy and I like the extra torque.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-09, 03:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,421
Posted By FLBandit

Litespeed Classic, with DA, and Mavic Kysrium...

Litespeed Classic, with DA, and Mavic Kysrium Wheels. Not exactly the latest and greatest, but I always liked that Bike.
08-12-09, 04:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,660
Posted By FLBandit

Um, no pics please!

Um, no pics please!
08-12-09, 04:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,228
Posted By FLBandit

I went down about 4 years ago and tore up my arm...

I went down about 4 years ago and tore up my arm and leg pretty good. What hurt the worst was the broken Ultegra Shifter.
08-12-09, 04:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,622
Posted By FLBandit

Keep the faith Brother! I understand about pain...

Keep the faith Brother! I understand about pain keeping one off the Bike. I had to get off, and eventually sell my beloved Lemond due to back pain from a crushed vertebrae, coupled with advanced...
08-11-09, 08:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,729
Posted By FLBandit

I've had the same thing happen in a car. I was...

I've had the same thing happen in a car. I was dropping off a friend who lived in a bad area, because he couldn't afford better at the time. I was stopped and questioned, then given a ticket for a...
08-10-09, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By FLBandit

I have relatives in East TN, and I've always...

I have relatives in East TN, and I've always wanted to try the road between Stoney Creek and Mountain City. (not to far from Bristol and Johnson City) If I could make the top, the ride down would be...
08-10-09, 05:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,660
Posted By FLBandit

I had a Selle Italia Flite on my Lemond that I...

I had a Selle Italia Flite on my Lemond that I liked pretty well. Right now I'm using a Cannondale something or other (it was in the take off bin) it's not bad but I still get some napping. I have a...
07-24-09, 10:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,430
Posted By FLBandit

I just painted a MTB with $1 paint from Dollar...

I just painted a MTB with $1 paint from Dollar General. Know whut? It looked crappy! This time I got some better paint and I'm doing more prep. I figure if I don't like it, I can always have a pro do...
07-24-09, 11:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,339
Posted By FLBandit

When I lived in Key West as a kid, most of us...

When I lived in Key West as a kid, most of us rode bikes or walked to school. I don't remember corrals at the elementry school, but in Jr. High we had bike racks inside a fenced area. Where my kids...
07-18-09, 10:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,441
Posted By FLBandit

I have 3 and a homemade one.

I have 3 and a homemade one.
07-18-09, 09:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,716
Posted By FLBandit

Another vote on the Suntour! I have an Honor, a...

Another vote on the Suntour! I have an Honor, a VX and I just picked up a front and rear Cyclone complete with cables and shifters! I just pulled the Honor out of a box in the shed, slapped it on a...
07-14-09, 09:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,106
Posted By FLBandit

It depends on the bike. I don't mind putting in...

It depends on the bike. I don't mind putting in work such as cleaning and greasing bearings and such, but I get stingy when I have to fork out money. I only do it as a hobby and to keep me in bike...
07-14-09, 09:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,457
Posted By FLBandit

Wasn't that one of a batch found brand new in a...

Wasn't that one of a batch found brand new in a warehouse or something? I've seen it on CL or Ebay one. I'm unfamiliar with the brand, but it looks like a lower end bike boom bike.
07-14-09, 09:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,541
Posted By FLBandit

In FL you can get a DUI on a bike, or even a...

In FL you can get a DUI on a bike, or even a riding mower! I've had the chance to test my drunken bicycling abilities a few times in the past. Once I ended up leaving the bike in the woods, walking...
07-09-09, 02:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,410
Posted By FLBandit

Here in FL you do have to be careful in the heat....

Here in FL you do have to be careful in the heat. It can and does kill. I think it's also one reason for lower bike usage for errands and such. Who wants to ride to the Mall, and be soaking wet when...
07-08-09, 10:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,721
Posted By FLBandit

I shop local when I can. I went to 3 local shops...

I shop local when I can. I went to 3 local shops looking for a Phil Wood BB tool. 2 said they should have one but didn't, one said no, right off the bat. I ended up ordering from Harris Cyclery. I've...
07-08-09, 10:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 943
Posted By FLBandit

Nice place to ride. I have family up that way and...

Nice place to ride. I have family up that way and get up there when I can. Unfortunately none of them cycle so I can't help you there. I second the opinion of trying to get a good test ride. I bought...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-09, 11:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,542
Posted By FLBandit

They're not fat, they're just Big Boned, so they...

They're not fat, they're just Big Boned, so they need special equipment not available in those areas!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-09, 10:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,252
Posted By FLBandit

I had an '04 Lemond Buenos Aires, but I was so...

I had an '04 Lemond Buenos Aires, but I was so slow Fredlike that I traded it it for a Pistol, when I heard Greg was coming!
07-05-09, 03:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,316
Posted By FLBandit

It's definitely a nice place, I was there...

It's definitely a nice place, I was there yesterday at the beach, and have camped there many times. March is a good time of year in FL as well.
07-01-09, 09:13 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,744
Posted By FLBandit

I agree with the problems of the Xmart bikes....

I agree with the problems of the Xmart bikes. When I got a Lemond some years back it was like night and day from my old Roadmaster. Perhaps more demo rides with an emphasis on exercise and weight...
07-01-09, 08:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 739
Posted By FLBandit

I once ran into a trashcan, on the Boardwalk in...

I once ran into a trashcan, on the Boardwalk in Virginia Beach, as a result of a particularly well fitting bikini! (No, not mine!)
07-01-09, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By FLBandit

Yup, 18 on the BB. More evidence for a Phil Wood.

Yup, 18 on the BB. More evidence for a Phil Wood.
06-30-09, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By FLBandit

Thanks, I didn't consider counting the teeth.

Thanks, I didn't consider counting the teeth.
06-30-09, 06:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,636
Posted By FLBandit

I've not seen that, but I've had Trucks stomp it...

I've not seen that, but I've had Trucks stomp it as they pass me and put out huge clouds of black smoke, cough, cough!
06-30-09, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By FLBandit

Phil Wood tool

Hey all, I've been working on an old frame That I believe is an RRB and I think will make a good ride. It has a Campy Crank which I've removed, and am now stuck at the BB. It looks like the end of a...
06-26-09, 10:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,367
Posted By FLBandit

I definately prefer spray cans over rust. I can...

I definately prefer spray cans over rust. I can always have anything I decide to keep and spend money on blasted and painted by a pro. Hard to replace metal eaten away by rust. BTW my sister-in-law...
06-26-09, 10:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,067
Posted By FLBandit

Does she have a sister?:D

Does she have a sister?:D
06-26-09, 10:00 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,241
Posted By FLBandit

When I was a kid we were taught that if you ride...

When I was a kid we were taught that if you ride a bike on the road, you follow the rules of the road. If you ride on the sidewalk, you follow the rules of the sidewalk. I tend to ride anywhere...
06-21-09, 10:02 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,155
Posted By FLBandit

I had a Carbon and steel Lemon that I absolutely...

I had a Carbon and steel Lemon that I absolutely loved. I weighed about 240 at the time and had Bontrager Race Lite Wheels. No issues for me.
06-21-09, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 822
Posted By FLBandit

What is stp? Stone Temple Pilots? Anyway, wish...

What is stp? Stone Temple Pilots? Anyway, wish you luck on healing. I'm just getting over shoulder replacement to the point I've been able to ride the last month!! This is now 7 months past surgery....
06-21-09, 09:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 207
Posted By FLBandit

One of those days!

Hey all, it has sure been one of those days today. I wanted to strip paint of a rusty old Nishiki so I can repaint it, but my drill with the wire brush is MIA. I tried sanding by hand, but that ain't...
06-21-09, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By FLBandit

I had a training class in New Orleans a few...

I had a training class in New Orleans a few months before Katrina and I gained a few lbs. too. I even rented a bike while I was there and at least got in one ride. Couldn't stay out of the Jumbalya,...
06-21-09, 09:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,483
Posted By FLBandit

I've seen a few of those on the bay and CL...

I've seen a few of those on the bay and CL lately. Some decent deals, but I'm not much for aluminum.
06-21-09, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By FLBandit

Oops, I forgot to specify. This is an '80s model.

Oops, I forgot to specify. This is an '80s model.
06-21-09, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By FLBandit

Thanks, the logo looks right. I sent them an...

Thanks, the logo looks right. I sent them an e-mail to see if I can get year and materials. I think it's mid '80s Reynolds, but I'm wrong all the time!!
06-21-09, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By FLBandit

Identity?

Hey all, I've been working on my Mystery Frame and figured I'd post what I found in hopes someone may recognize what I haxe. On the steering head, seat tube and forks there is the letters RRB in a...
06-21-09, 10:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,127
Posted By FLBandit

I had several "roadbikes" from Sears, one that I...

I had several "roadbikes" from Sears, one that I actually really liked! Unfortunately, the frame turned out to be weak and broke at the steering head!! However, Sears replaced the whole bike at no...
06-21-09, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By FLBandit

Thanks. Makes wonder what the one I have is for.

Thanks. Makes wonder what the one I have is for.
06-20-09, 08:01 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,643
Posted By FLBandit

I like riding my bike, I like working on my bike,...

I like riding my bike, I like working on my bike, I dislike screwing things up when I work on my bike!
06-20-09, 07:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,450
Posted By FLBandit

I sold a Trek on CL awhile back that someone...

I sold a Trek on CL awhile back that someone wanted me to ship. I was skittish about it too. I ended up selling it local in the end. I look at CL where I have family. I've never done it, but I'm sure...
06-20-09, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By FLBandit

Campy BB tool?

Hey all, does anyone happen to know which BB tool I need for a Campy Super Record BB? The one I have is a bit to big and the ones I've seen online don't specify, at least enough for me to order....
06-20-09, 07:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,332
Posted By FLBandit

Man, I'm impressed! I thought I was the only one...

Man, I'm impressed! I thought I was the only one who could do something like that! Let's just say I'm no stranger to cut-off wheels and hammers!!
06-16-09, 05:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 966
Posted By FLBandit

I have a few going, mid 80s Mystery Frame with...

I have a few going, mid 80s Mystery Frame with some Campy, a mid 80s Nishiki Hybrid that I have stripped down to the frame for painting, and a Raleigh Hybrid still waiting attention.
06-16-09, 05:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 977
Posted By FLBandit

It's not even my size and I'd have bought it.

It's not even my size and I'd have bought it.
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