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Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-07, 06:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By elicheez

shoes or pedals?

Hi,

I've been wearing a pair of mountain bike shoes (somewhat flexible soles) with SPD pedals. After maybe 30mi I get numb toes. I'm guessing stiff road shoes or road pedals will help. Any...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-06, 09:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,436
Posted By elicheez

bodyglide http://www.bodyglide.com/

bodyglide

http://www.bodyglide.com/
07-18-06, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By elicheez

can't get my bike to shift from 1 through 9?

Hi-

I have a Trek with 9spd Ultegra in the back. The shifting was a bit off so I'm adjusting it. Here's what's strange: I can't get the shifter to push the chain onto the largest gear. The stopper...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-05, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 742
Posted By elicheez

go to a store, test-ride a couple, and see

go to a store, test-ride a couple, and see
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-05, 07:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,765
Posted By elicheez

here's an article on that ...

here's an article on that

http://www.schwalbe.com/index.pl?modus=lang&punkt=265&abstract=1164&bereich=&einsatzbereich=&produktgruppe=

doesn't say anything about smooth/rough surface, and...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-05, 09:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,182
Posted By elicheez

New ones. Next time, wash them every time they...

New ones. Next time, wash them every time they get sweaty (run them under water and scrub with some soap), and the smell won't build up.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-05, 09:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,442
Posted By elicheez

Bicycling Magazine had a bike a few years ago...

Bicycling Magazine had a bike a few years ago where the front wheel was driven by a flexible shaft. There are motorcycles where the front wheel is driven by a hydraulic system.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-05, 11:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,026
Posted By elicheez

going fast wins races

going fast wins races
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-05, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By elicheez

I ride in Mass. You definitely don't need to ride...

I ride in Mass. You definitely don't need to ride on the highway. Pick up a bike map at any bike store and it will show you good routes.
05-09-05, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 817
Posted By elicheez

Looks great- What was your basic process for...

Looks great- What was your basic process for strip and paint?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-05, 03:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 821
Posted By elicheez

maybe your LBS will let you try a pair and see if...

maybe your LBS will let you try a pair and see if you notice a difference?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-05, 07:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,039
Posted By elicheez

eat carbs in your meals preceding the ride, too

eat carbs in your meals preceding the ride, too
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-05, 07:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,209
Posted By elicheez

alanbikehouston: check out the link in my post on...

alanbikehouston: check out the link in my post on the first page, I think you'll dig it
Forum: Commuting
05-04-05, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 790
Posted By elicheez

Your plan sounds like a good one. One thing to...

Your plan sounds like a good one. One thing to keep in mind is that you don't have ride the same route that you would drive. I go through Newton and Brookline along RT 9, but taking side streets the...
05-04-05, 06:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,274
Posted By elicheez

I'd rather grind a few mm off the crank than dent...

I'd rather grind a few mm off the crank than dent the frame
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-05, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,159
Posted By elicheez

Dali actually has bikes in this painting ...

Dali actually has bikes in this painting

http://www.mcs.csuhayward.edu/~malek/Surrealism/Dali2.html

the bikes seem normal... but the riders have rocks on their heads. DeRosa's new helmet design?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-05, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 699
Posted By elicheez

Are the tires pumped up?

Are the tires pumped up?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-05, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 654
Posted By elicheez

the low seat/high handlebar combo is almost as...

the low seat/high handlebar combo is almost as funny as the rest of it
Forum: Commuting
05-04-05, 07:06 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,870
Posted By elicheez

ooh maybe something like this ...

ooh maybe something like this
http://www.toolking.com/makita/view.asp?id=14165
Forum: Commuting
05-04-05, 07:04 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,870
Posted By elicheez

What kind of power tool do they use?...

What kind of power tool do they use? Battery-powered angle grinder?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-05, 06:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,209
Posted By elicheez

On the topic of comparing across history, these...

On the topic of comparing across history, these guys studied the rides that broke hour record over the past 100 years and figured out, based on what equipment each rider had and the conditions they...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-05, 06:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,002
Posted By elicheez

I saw one of the interviews with Greg. I think it...

I saw one of the interviews with Greg. I think it was on an ESPN show about the Lance doping allegations. Greg pretty much talked about the list of 'evidence' that people have (like Lance's team...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-05, 06:59 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,870
Posted By elicheez

Yeah probably. I park at a school where all kinds...

Yeah probably. I park at a school where all kinds of bikes get stolen (even old roadies), so it's worth it to be paranoid.

One thing I notice on bike racks that get used a lot is that somebody...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-05, 08:08 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,870
Posted By elicheez

I got it long enough to go around my waist (or a...

I got it long enough to go around my waist (or a tree/telephone pole/lightpost etc.). I've never weighed it but I've held it in one hand and an NY chain in the other- it weighs a few lbs less than...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-05, 04:46 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,870
Posted By elicheez

I think I say this in every thread on locks, but...

I think I say this in every thread on locks, but I'm very happy with the padlock and chain that I got at the hardware store for $12. It's 1" thick chain- it took the guy at the store a few minutes to...
Forum: Commuting
04-28-05, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 728
Posted By elicheez

The past few years I've commuted from one part of...

The past few years I've commuted from one part of the city to another, 4 miles RT this year and 10 in past years. For tires, I like Conti Gatorskins for their flat prevention. I had Armadillos but...
Forum: Commuting
04-27-05, 03:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 728
Posted By elicheez

Anybody commute EVERY day this year?

Now that I've got good snow and rain gear, there have only been 3-4 days in the past year that I couldn't commute by bike due to weather. One day the bike was in the shop and I rollerbladed. Pretty...
Forum: Commuting
04-19-05, 07:39 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,870
Posted By elicheez

Kryptonite and other bike lock brands sell at a...

Kryptonite and other bike lock brands sell at a huge markup- get a similar padlock and piece of chain from the hardware store for $10
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-05, 06:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 940
Posted By elicheez

Is a pump peg really a deciding factor? Newer...

Is a pump peg really a deciding factor? Newer frame pumps (that attach to the water bottle cage) are smaller and much better and maybe $15... cheaper than getting a custom pump peg.
Forum: Commuting
04-14-05, 07:36 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,727
Posted By elicheez

cool. maybe I'll fire it up one of these days.

cool. maybe I'll fire it up one of these days.
Forum: Commuting
04-13-05, 06:30 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,727
Posted By elicheez

What have your experiences been like with zipcar?...

What have your experiences been like with zipcar? I live in Boston and don't have a car, and my school even gives a discount so I've thought about signing up a few times. Then I realize that a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-05, 07:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,086
Posted By elicheez

Sure, on rough roads riders may want a wheel that...

Sure, on rough roads riders may want a wheel that puts strength over a "wonder wheel" that is designed for optimal weight/aerodynamics. They'll use a modern 32 spoke wheel which is markedly lighter...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-05, 04:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,068
Posted By elicheez

other than the extra gear, you wouldn't notice...

other than the extra gear, you wouldn't notice any difference if you did this.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-05, 01:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,713
Posted By elicheez

I don't know why I didn't think of this before- I...

I don't know why I didn't think of this before- I should really quit road biking and become a downhiller.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-05, 08:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,713
Posted By elicheez

there's no direct connection between bike weight...

there's no direct connection between bike weight and bike aerodynamics, but bike builders tend to make the lighter (more expensive) bikes a bit more aero, too. oval tubes, more aggresive geometry,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-05, 07:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,197
Posted By elicheez

If you want reviews, I like this better than any...

If you want reviews, I like this better than any magazine
http://roadbikereview.com/
...pretty comprehensive, reviews by real people
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-05, 06:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,713
Posted By elicheez

53_11 has it right, taking the weight off a...

53_11 has it right, taking the weight off a rotating part of the bike will make a slight difference, but otherwise it's the same as taking it off your body.

People make a lot of noise about light...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-05, 07:42 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 33,439
Posted By elicheez

This is my favorite thread ever. Too many other...

This is my favorite thread ever. Too many other threads and too many bike-store salespeople pump up overpriced, overrated equipment. How about:

Powerbars. Disgusting, hard to eat, highly...
03-30-05, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,698
Posted By elicheez

If you know how much power you're putting out,...

If you know how much power you're putting out, there are other places you can calculate how much power is needed to drive the bike
http://www.kreuzotter.de/english/espeed.htm
03-30-05, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,698
Posted By elicheez

It's a Polar. It gives calories burned during the...

It's a Polar. It gives calories burned during the workout, so that is energy and you could divide by time to get power.

I'm guessing that the company measured people's HR and power and put some...
03-29-05, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,698
Posted By elicheez

How does a HRM calculate power?

Hi-

My dad got a heart rate monitor that estimates power output based on HR and weight. It's surprisingly accurate compared to a trainer with power monitor.

I have a HRM. It doesn't calculate...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-05, 08:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,313
Posted By elicheez

check out motionbased.com. they have a...

check out motionbased.com. they have a partnership with Garmin, so you can upload rides from your GPS and do everything on the website (free!). the software that comes with the Garmin is seriously...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-05, 07:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,313
Posted By elicheez

I just tried the transferring to the web and it's...

I just tried the transferring to the web and it's fantastic.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-05, 08:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,313
Posted By elicheez

I have a 201. I wear it on my wrist because I...

I have a 201. I wear it on my wrist because I take it running, too.

I highly recommend it, but it doesn't do much for maps. You can mark locations but can't load geography or street maps onto it....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-04, 09:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,051
Posted By elicheez

seriously. Bicycling Science by Wilson (an MIT...

seriously. Bicycling Science by Wilson (an MIT prof of mech e). they've done all of this already. whole chapters on the muscle response, testing, etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-04, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,170
Posted By elicheez

tri shoes can be more no-sock-friendly

tri shoes can be more no-sock-friendly
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-04, 06:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,051
Posted By elicheez

check out this book, Bicycling Science ...

check out this book, Bicycling Science
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0262731541/qid=1099958821/sr=2-1/ref=pd_ka_b_2_1/103-5408579-7024653
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-04, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By elicheez

That saddle came with my Trek, too. My butt never...

That saddle came with my Trek, too. My butt never liked it no matter what I tried. I switched (to a Terry Zero) and everything's great. You could see if your LBS will let you test some saddles.
Forum: Commuting
11-04-04, 10:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,209
Posted By elicheez

I commute in Boston, every year there are a...

I commute in Boston, every year there are a couple weeks when it's 10 degrees and the wind really whips along the river. I've tried a lot of different things. That windscreen isn't going to do...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-04, 10:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,209
Posted By elicheez

I wear ski goggles.

I wear ski goggles.
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