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05-02-06, 09:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 608
Posted By Bikinguy

cotton balls

what a bunch of dumb a$$es.
I am outta here.

bikinguy
05-01-06, 03:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 608
Posted By Bikinguy

Cotton balls

Damn,

The old saying about casting pearls before swine strikes again. *LOL*
Very funny guys. *S*

I gotta run..just posted a snarky reply on roadbike forum and am expecting some flames.
I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-06, 02:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 985
Posted By Bikinguy

Hi Guys, Quit flushing your money down the...

Hi Guys,

Quit flushing your money down the toliet. Get a brooks. Leather molds to you period. Plastic forces you to mold to it period. I know all the weight weenies react like a vampire being show...
05-01-06, 10:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 608
Posted By Bikinguy

Great Balls of Cotton ! Stick it in yer Ear !

Hi guys,

I keep running across posts about what to carry to change a flat but usually they leave out what I consider to be an important items....a couple of balls of cotton. When you are changing...
04-30-06, 04:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,013
Posted By Bikinguy

Hi All, When I started back at 52 I...

Hi All,

When I started back at 52 I determined it was better for me to go the high rpm route. This has really paid off for me in speed and endurance. Most people I come across are clugging away at...
04-30-06, 04:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,235
Posted By Bikinguy

Hi ozbiker, I agree 100 percent. BTW caught...

Hi ozbiker,

I agree 100 percent. BTW caught R&R in OZ and really loved the place. This was years ago and still have fond memories of Brisbane and Sydney. This being a g rated site will leave it at...
04-30-06, 04:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,235
Posted By Bikinguy

assults on cyclists

Hi chicharron,

I had to chuckle when I read your post. I was exactly like you about 35 years ago. I was tough and just never backed down. Today with that atitude I would surely be dead. I still if...
04-29-06, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By Bikinguy

Rainy Morning

Hi All,

Saturday morning and its rain so hard animals are starting to pair up here. I thought if I can't ride the next best thing is to be around bikes while whinning with other like minded types...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-06, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By Bikinguy

bike to ck out

Hi sekine73,

Ck out Felt bikes before you buy you wont be sorry.

Keep2up,
Bikinguy
04-29-06, 06:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,235
Posted By Bikinguy

Assault on a Cyclist

I have been lucky as I had only a firecracker thrown at me and a couple of teens yelling at me. Something I have not read in this thread is being friendly with motorists by giving them a wave when...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-06, 11:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 885
Posted By Bikinguy

Route Slip

Hi dstrong,

Thanks for the tip on the route slip site. I may be going to Austin later this summer. I ride the flats of Houston and do fairly well but what gearing do you suggest for those Austin...
04-28-06, 06:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 519
Posted By Bikinguy

carbon fiber

The problem as already stated is that when it fails its all at once. I prefer to stick to metal. Much rather have something bend than break. I imagine in the next few years we will start seeing law...
04-26-06, 03:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 701
Posted By Bikinguy

Tires

Hi all,

Great thread. I stepped up to conti 700x28 after getting tired of changing flats. I to had no real decrease in avg speed and they make the bike feel more stable and lots more miles on a...
04-20-06, 08:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 249
Posted By Bikinguy

Houston NW 1488 area ?

Hi all,

Just wondering if there are any NW Houston riders in here that do the 2929, 1488 run ?

bikinguy
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-06, 08:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,039
Posted By Bikinguy

I use a mirror on my glasses. Information about...

I use a mirror on my glasses. Information about whats going on around you makes you safer period. As far as those who choose not to use mirrors..who cares. *S*

bikinguy
04-20-06, 01:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,306
Posted By Bikinguy

Hi all, I am going with what Landgolier...

Hi all,

I am going with what Landgolier said. Anytime I hear of multiple spokes breaking on a fairly decent wheel I wonder who built it. I weight 200 lbs and had a excellant wheel builder build me...
04-20-06, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By Bikinguy

Hi, Be sure to ck your saddle adjustment as...

Hi,
Be sure to ck your saddle adjustment as well. Too far back or too forward can cause problems to. Hand problems etc I find are often caused by a poor saddle or improper adjustment of it.
04-17-06, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1,804
Views: 324,064
Posted By Bikinguy

General info

Hi all,

I used to ck in with this forum but that was several years ago. Just started back riding and am very happy to see such an active 50 plus forum.

Let me answer a few questions.

I ride...
Forum: Touring
12-24-04, 01:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,100
Posted By Bikinguy

Hi All, I have over 15000 miles on my B17. Do...

Hi All,
I have over 15000 miles on my B17. Do exactly as Rainman says and you wont have trouble. I dont know how many posts I have seem about beating the brooks with a hammer..baking them in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-04, 01:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,968
Posted By Bikinguy

Hi guys I would no more ride without a mirror...

Hi guys
I would no more ride without a mirror than without a helmet. I have used the ones that clip on to your glasses I breakthe adjustable part off and tape it to the glasses that gives me an...
12-24-04, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1,804
Views: 324,064
Posted By Bikinguy

Hi All, Haven't been in the forum in a couple...

Hi All,
Haven't been in the forum in a couple of years. I think a 50 plus forum is ok with me.
I just turned 58 and do about 7500 a year at a fairly good clip. I like to suck up on a wheel of a...
06-14-03, 12:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,763
Posted By Bikinguy

Hi All, I noticed a change in the way riders...

Hi All,
I noticed a change in the way riders related to me when I got the serious looking bike attire and got faster.
Sometimes I sound off before passing and slow a bit to say hello or sometimes...
06-02-03, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By Bikinguy

Hi hillyman I use 700X28 on my road bike all...

Hi hillyman

I use 700X28 on my road bike all the time. You will not notice any real difference running 28 over 23 except less flats a better ride and you spend less on tires. My avg speed did not...
06-02-03, 05:45 AM
Replies: 633
Views: 75,693
Posted By Bikinguy

Hi All, Those are some beautiful bikes. Sad to...

Hi All,
Those are some beautiful bikes. Sad to say my bike is ugly. I bought it for 400 bucks added custom made mavic 32 spoke wheels and a brooks b17 saddle.
Its a c'dale 500 cad 3 frame with one...
05-29-03, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 697
Posted By Bikinguy

Kev Thanks ..great site. Getting interested...

Kev

Thanks ..great site. Getting interested in a fixed or a coaster.
05-28-03, 01:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,538
Posted By Bikinguy

Hi All, When I first started back riding I...

Hi All,
When I first started back riding I tried a set of armadillos and they gave way on the sidewall. Very harsh ride also. I went to 700X28 contis and have had very good luck with them. No flats...
05-20-03, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,778
Posted By Bikinguy

joakimg I keep a ball of cotton in my tire...

joakimg

I keep a ball of cotton in my tire repair kit for checking inside of tire for tiny fragments. Guest what else the cotton is good for ?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-03, 06:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,245
Posted By Bikinguy

mikemets5 Very interesting post. I have been...

mikemets5

Very interesting post. I have been playing with tire pressure and tire size for awhile. I have even switched to a 700X28 tire because of the large inflation range they offer. Have gone...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-03, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By Bikinguy

halfxspaid I have tried alot of differnet...

halfxspaid

I have tried alot of differnet tires but finally went to 700X28. It makes for a better ride and I find my avg speeds on rides are not any slower than when I was using top end 700X23....
Forum: Touring
08-28-02, 05:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 869
Posted By Bikinguy

Hi all, I have to go along with the conti...

Hi all,

I have to go along with the conti 2000 recomendations. I am riding conti 700X28 road tires. I used to ride the mich pro but got too tired of changing flats. With around 100 psi they ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-02, 04:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,802
Posted By Bikinguy

Hi all, 106 miles...really flat course... ...

Hi all,

106 miles...really flat course...

Ride safe....Dudley
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-02, 03:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,084
Posted By Bikinguy

Hi all, I use mountain bike pedals with the...

Hi all,
I use mountain bike pedals with the specialized shoes. I like to be able to get off my bike and walk around a bit. Its cheap setup about 50 bucks for the pedals and 60 bucks for the shoes....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-02, 03:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,039
Posted By Bikinguy

Hi, Like most of you in here I have had a...

Hi,
Like most of you in here I have had a close call or two. I have been considering getting one of those cheap disposable cameras.
mount it on the bars and when some nut case in a car tries...
08-13-02, 07:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,156
Posted By Bikinguy

oceanrider That really used to piss me off...

oceanrider

That really used to piss me off to when I started riding. I have had more problems with stupid cyclists than with motorists. I use a glasses mounted mirror and ck it often.
But as...
Forum: Touring
08-09-02, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,512
Posted By Bikinguy

Terence I wish all these people who tell...

Terence

I wish all these people who tell others to use oil on their brooks saddle would read the directions first !
Oil breaks down the saddle and besides who wants oil leaching into their riding...
Forum: Touring
08-09-02, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By Bikinguy

Spokes Try a week biking trip first before...

Spokes

Try a week biking trip first before you jump off into a 3 month deal. I also sense that you have alot of reservations. Take enough money to be able to use parks etc and even a motel room...
Forum: Touring
08-09-02, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By Bikinguy

ONEN Try http://www.rivendellbicycles.com/...

ONEN

Try http://www.rivendellbicycles.com/ its one of the best sites on bikes designed with common sense. Grant has come out with a couple of lower priced frames also.
ck out the all rounder...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-02, 11:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,390
Posted By Bikinguy

shabadus I used to ride 700X23 mich road pros...

shabadus
I used to ride 700X23 mich road pros ...great tires if you are racing or doing a time trail. I got tired of flats and changed to contis 700X28 . At 25 bucks a good deal. No flats and good...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-02, 11:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,121
Posted By Bikinguy

In the summers its always in the 90 with high...

In the summers its always in the 90 with high humidity. In the mornings it really is not bad at all. I like riding in hot temps much better than cool or cold. Better on the legs.

Ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-02, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By Bikinguy

WoodyUpstate Interesting account please keep us...

WoodyUpstate
Interesting account please keep us undated. You should have tried the ole "shake and bake" on wheelsucker.

Ride Safe....Dudley
06-06-02, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By Bikinguy

Hi All, I have always wondered why they put 52...

Hi All,
I have always wondered why they put 52 or 53 front rings on road bikes. Fine if you are a big time cat racer but for most of us too big except as pointed out for downhills. I replaced my 52...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-02, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By Bikinguy

Hi Bender_Unit_22 Your problem is very...

Hi Bender_Unit_22

Your problem is very common. You have to give it a couple of weeks to get over soreness. If you ride one day and the next day you ride you should be uncomfortable for maybe the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-02, 06:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,114
Posted By Bikinguy

Hi RainmanP, I know you have heard this...

Hi RainmanP,

I know you have heard this before but Dont tan. You can get a good tan in a bottle these days.
I am paying for all the days I spent on the beach surfing as a kid.
There is no such...
06-02-02, 03:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,102
Posted By Bikinguy

Hi Crazy Gee 5'11" and a whopping 160 lbs...

Hi Crazy

Gee 5'11" and a whopping 160 lbs !!! Damn, break out the harpoons....thar she blows!!! You dont need to lose any weight at all unless you have no muscle tone. Work your upper body ...you...
06-02-02, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 627
Posted By Bikinguy

Hi Ice-T I used to make a karol surup or...

Hi Ice-T

I used to make a karol surup or honey mixture. I prefer the karol surup. I bought a 4 oz plastic bottle used for power gel.
I added the surup and a scoop of poweraid powder or any type...
06-02-02, 02:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,220
Posted By Bikinguy

Hi All, I used to use 700X23 foldups and...

Hi All,

I used to use 700X23 foldups and sure the ride was good but lots of flats. About a year ago I went to a 700X28 conti 2000 and that was the end of the flats. Its a great tire and really...
05-26-02, 07:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,907
Posted By Bikinguy

Use your present setup until you are comfortable...

Use your present setup until you are comfortable with your bike then change to clipless. They are much more energy efficent as you can pull back on the pedal stroke. I use a spd type as it gives me a...
05-26-02, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By Bikinguy

Hi ed gavin, The worst slow leaks I have...

Hi ed gavin,

The worst slow leaks I have ever had were caused by running over pieces of electrical wiring. I have learned to advoid them more than glass. The tiny wire pieces will work into your...
05-22-02, 08:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,102
Posted By Bikinguy

Hi All, I had to rate myself fairly...

Hi All,

I had to rate myself fairly competitive. My bike is not light and is really set up for distance. I admit I find alot of joy in over taking a younger rider on an expensive bike but I always...
05-21-02, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By Bikinguy

Hi SCRoad, You might give this link a try...

Hi SCRoad,

You might give this link a try ...lots of tech info.

Ride Safe...Dudley

http://www.bikindex.com/tech/techdata.aspkill
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