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Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-09, 08:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 827
Posted By Crabster

What I did with my 12yr old son was buy him a...

What I did with my 12yr old son was buy him a (gasp!) GMC Denali form Wal*Mart for 99bucks to see if he would like road biking. He rode that nearly every minute of everyday for a month and a half and...
09-10-09, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 800
Posted By Crabster

Congrats on the boat! So is that you in the Kayak...

Congrats on the boat! So is that you in the Kayak too? He looks like the guy in your avatar. :)
09-03-09, 12:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,243
Posted By Crabster

What about forks; would the cf fork need to be...

What about forks; would the cf fork need to be replaced with something more durable or would the cf fork be good to go?
09-03-09, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,243
Posted By Crabster

Good for singletrack?

How are the cyclocross bikes at singletrack with basic or "easy" technical like small roots, small logs and such?
09-02-09, 10:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,270
Posted By Crabster

Hope I don't jinx myself but......I'm running the...

Hope I don't jinx myself but......I'm running the stock 700x25's on my Spec Sequoia. 240 miles so far and no flats. Rear spoke problems however.............:)
09-01-09, 05:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,794
Posted By Crabster

Not to hijack but, anyone know where to find...

Not to hijack but, anyone know where to find service jerseys? I'd like to get a USAF jersey. Love2Pedal has them but not in tall sizes :( I'd need a 4XTall. Thanks!
Replies: 49
Views: 5,479
Posted By Crabster

I just received a Lezyne Micro Floor Pump HP ...

I just received a Lezyne Micro Floor Pump HP (http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1065577_-1_400032_400007_400166) from Performance. Haven't had to use it yet (knock on wood)...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-09, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,249
Posted By Crabster

Check out www.aerotechdesigns.com

Check out www.aerotechdesigns.com
08-27-09, 11:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,528
Posted By Crabster

Just venting was all. Two bikes in a row with...

Just venting was all. Two bikes in a row with rear wheel problems=frustration. Custom wheel? I have no problem doing that but then when you go to a builder http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/wheels.asp...
08-27-09, 10:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,528
Posted By Crabster

Biking ain't fun anymore

So my son and I woke up bright and early this morning and went for a nice little 30 mile ride. At mile 18 I heard a BANG and felt the rear wheel start to get mushy. Stopped to check and sure enough...
Forum: Touring
08-26-09, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By Crabster

Good point about the rear wheel LeeG. It's always...

Good point about the rear wheel LeeG. It's always worried me. My previous Crosstrail I broke a couple spokes and my current Sequoia I've had an issue with loose spokes.

I'll look hard at...
Forum: Touring
08-26-09, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By Crabster

LHT build up-what components?

Hi all. I posted this here because a search showed a vast majority of LHT posts are here in Touring.

Over the winter I plan on building up a Long Haul Trucker. My question is what components would...
08-25-09, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By Crabster

Ended up having the Fuji LBS fit him properly....

Ended up having the Fuji LBS fit him properly. They put him in a 50" and said it would last him a couple years at least. Thanks all!
08-25-09, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By Crabster

He's 5'5" now which is pretty tall for a 12yr old...

He's 5'5" now which is pretty tall for a 12yr old and he will continue to grow like a weed. (I'm 6'7"). He's buying this with his own money so it's gotta last for a long time. Decisions, decisions.
08-24-09, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By Crabster

I've been using the adjustable Topeak cage. It...

I've been using the adjustable Topeak cage. It holds large gatorade bottles or any size water bottle with no issues. Haven't lost a bottle yet. (knock on wood)...
08-24-09, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By Crabster

Bike fit question for a kid

I'm looking to get my 12 yr old son a new bike. He would fit a 52 no problem now but I am thinking of the future and getting something that he could grow into like maybe a 54 or 56. Trouble is the...
Replies: 13
Views: 906
Posted By Crabster

That rear bag looks NICE! What rack is it...

That rear bag looks NICE! What rack is it attached too? Thanks!
08-23-09, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By Crabster

I know my way around tools from wrenching on cars...

I know my way around tools from wrenching on cars and rebuilding engines when I was a "youngster" but I would go to a bike school in a heartbeat if one came into the area.
08-23-09, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 926
Posted By Crabster

I just picked up Pro G3 at Performance. On sale...

I just picked up Pro G3 at Performance. On sale for 129.99 plus another 10% off at checkout and no tax because the store is in DE. The other stand they had was a Park PCS-10. I looked hard at both...
08-22-09, 03:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,802
Posted By Crabster

I'll tell you what, climbing a hill and getting a...

I'll tell you what, climbing a hill and getting a good burn in your quads makes you feel alive and is very rewarding when you reach the top. Riding into the wind totally sucks @ss.
Forum: Northeast
08-19-09, 09:32 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 9,596
Posted By Crabster

Thanks. That's pretty awesome that they give back...

Thanks. That's pretty awesome that they give back to the community like that.
Forum: Northeast
08-18-09, 06:10 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 9,596
Posted By Crabster

Hmmm. Someone mentioned charging more money for...

Hmmm. Someone mentioned charging more money for added support, seems like there are quite a few volunteers helping out already, food seems to be "hom,e made" ie bananas or pbj sandwiches. Ice cream...
08-17-09, 08:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,939
Posted By Crabster

Saw a guy yesterday dressed head to toe in bright...

Saw a guy yesterday dressed head to toe in bright safety yellow; coat and long pants each with the silver reflective bands on them. The outfit looked like what road crews would wear during inclement...
08-17-09, 08:28 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,754
Posted By Crabster

Well now I don't feel so bad about missing this...

Well now I don't feel so bad about missing this ride. Was gonna go with my son but I couldn't get off from work.
08-16-09, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By Crabster

Michael, how did you come to choose 11-23? Will...

Michael, how did you come to choose 11-23? Will you be using a triple with them? What bike are you putting the new gears on? Thanks!
Forum: Northeast
08-16-09, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By Crabster

Thanks guys!

Thanks guys!
08-16-09, 07:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,583
Posted By Crabster

Yeah I got a pair of the CT11's from Niagara....

Yeah I got a pair of the CT11's from Niagara. They have black handles. For the price I figured why not and put them in the tool box.
08-13-09, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 609
Posted By Crabster

Sweet deal then. Enjoy!

Sweet deal then. Enjoy!
08-13-09, 11:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,835
Posted By Crabster

Thanks folks. Well with the triple I find myself...

Thanks folks. Well with the triple I find myself using the large ring and sometimes the center ring but have never used the smaller ring.
08-13-09, 09:12 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,835
Posted By Crabster

Triples vs Doubles-Pros and Cons of each?

I get a bit confused when reading about triples and doubles. Is the main difference- doubles more flat out speed oriented and the triples more suited for climbing? Thanks!
08-13-09, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 609
Posted By Crabster

Nice ride! The LBS didn't assemble it though?

Nice ride! The LBS didn't assemble it though?
08-13-09, 09:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,290
Posted By Crabster

I can vouch for this, I've popped a couple of...

I can vouch for this, I've popped a couple of spokes on my Crosstrail and nothing horrible happened. So far I've not broken any on my Sequoia.
08-13-09, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 503
Posted By Crabster

Congrats! One milestone down and more to go! Last...

Congrats! One milestone down and more to go! Last AugustI broke the 20 mile mark and can now do it effortlessly. A few weeks ago I hit 32miles. I'm looking to do a metric next month. It does get...
Forum: Northeast
08-13-09, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By Crabster

Looking for hills in/near NJ

Hi all,

I live near Cape May NJ. The only 'semblence to hills around here are the bridges heading into North Wildwood and Cape May. While fun, the heavy summer traffic makes it not so fun. Can...
08-12-09, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By Crabster

At the very least you have convinced me to give a...

At the very least you have convinced me to give a hard look at getting a Garmin.
Forum: Touring
08-10-09, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By Crabster

Picture is not showing. :(

Picture is not showing. :(
Forum: Touring
08-10-09, 08:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,256
Posted By Crabster

Hi folks- just the sort of info I was looking...

Hi folks- just the sort of info I was looking for. I will be getting a LHT frame and slowly building the bike over the winter.

I loved the replies about the bike breaking up at 10.1mph and the...
Forum: Touring
08-09-09, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By Crabster

:)

:)
08-09-09, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 899
Posted By Crabster

Thanks Dave! Sweet looking ride! I don't know why...

Thanks Dave! Sweet looking ride! I don't know why but I am so obsessed with getting a LHT. Not good since I recently bought a Sequoia.
08-09-09, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 861
Posted By Crabster

Workstand?

Here's another "which workstand" question. I'm looking at the Park PCS-9 Pro and the Vuelta XRP stand from bike island. Any input on either of them? They are both roughly the same price. Thanks!...
Forum: Touring
08-09-09, 12:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,256
Posted By Crabster

Average LHT speed?

For whatever reason I'm obsessing with getting a LHT. One myth I can't seem to get around is that the LHT will only do 10mph tops. lol

So, what is your average speed on the LHT? I find myself in...
Forum: Touring
08-09-09, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By Crabster

Anyone have a 62cm LHT?

I'm looking for pictures of a 62cm Long Haul Trucker. Seen plenty of the smaller sizes but not the big 'un yet. Thanks!
08-09-09, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 899
Posted By Crabster

Surly LHT pic wanted

I'm looking for picture(s) of a 62cm Long Haul Trucker. Seen plenty of the smaller sizes but not the big 'un yet. Thanks!
Forum: Touring
08-08-09, 01:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,322
Posted By Crabster

Looking at the pictures of Oscuros LHT I noticed...

Looking at the pictures of Oscuros LHT I noticed that the welds are all intact. I think any frame would have suffered the same fate. Bike vs boulder? Boulder will win every time.
08-08-09, 01:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,055
Posted By Crabster

This is what I have been using. No issues at all....

This is what I have been using. No issues at all.
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=92360
08-05-09, 05:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,583
Posted By Crabster

Whats the difference between the CT10 and CT11...

Whats the difference between the CT10 and CT11 cable cutters?
Forum: Commuting
08-02-09, 12:08 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 23,559
Posted By Crabster

99 bucks at WalMart for the blue Denali. Picked...

99 bucks at WalMart for the blue Denali. Picked one up for my 12yr old. If he decides to really get into road biking then I will take him to the LBS and fit him with an Allez. If his interests...
08-02-09, 12:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,207
Posted By Crabster

99 bucks at WalMart for the blue Denali. Picked...

99 bucks at WalMart for the blue Denali. Picked one up for my 12yr old. If he decides to really get into road biking then I will take him to the LBS and fit him with an Allez. If his interests...
07-30-09, 04:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,077
Posted By Crabster

Pepsi is my weakness and now that they have been...

Pepsi is my weakness and now that they have been making Pepsi Throwback, I'm doomed to stay addicted forever.....forever......forever.....forever.............
07-29-09, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By Crabster

Gearing question

Hi folks,

I have a question about gearing:

My Specialized Sequoia has a 50x42x30 chain ring and 11-28t cassette.
The Specialized Allez has a 52x42x30 chain ring and 12-26t cassette.

The...
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