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12-05-10, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 736
Posted By YingYang

I second that. I went to an eyeglass store and...

I second that. I went to an eyeglass store and tried on 15-20 different wrap-around glasses with most not conforming to my face like I wanted them to. When all I was said and done, I went with a pair...
11-21-10, 09:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,627
Posted By YingYang

I started around 5 or 6 then took off doing it...

I started around 5 or 6 then took off doing it for most of jr high and high school. I could walk most places and most of the roads where I lived barely could handle cars for the town's population and...
10-26-10, 08:05 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,472
Posted By YingYang

I commute to work and I usually just do start...

I commute to work and I usually just do start time minus end time divided by the number of miles I go. With traffic lights on relatively flat roads, I usually go around 18-19mph. Yesterday, I was...
10-21-10, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,947
Posted By YingYang

I think I am going to go with fietsbob's idea of...

I think I am going to go with fietsbob's idea of just going to a Trek dealer. The screw is definitely stuck in the rivet nut and holding strong. Because of the frame geometry, the hole I drilled is...
10-20-10, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,947
Posted By YingYang

Broke the head off a bottle cage bolt and can't extract it

I was going to put some water bottle cages on an old Trek Hilo 1000 that I sometimes ride in the morning when I have time. 3 of the 4 screws came out with no problem, the last one fought until I...
10-14-10, 07:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,188
Posted By YingYang

I have bought a Lemond Buenos Aires and a Trek...

I have bought a Lemond Buenos Aires and a Trek Hilo 1000 used off Craigslist for far less than anything I could even begin to imagine paying at any LBS. Both bikes had absolutely no problems, and I...
09-24-10, 01:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 856
Posted By YingYang

I compare it to the 7 years I spent working in...

I compare it to the 7 years I spent working in the theatre. There is always apprehension and nervousness leading up to the performance where you think about all the things that could happen, but...
09-18-10, 03:28 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,836
Posted By YingYang

I see everything as a factor in safety. Wearing...

I see everything as a factor in safety. Wearing bright colors, having a million lights, and being the most technically precise rider the world has ever seen help weigh the odds in your favor in terms...
09-08-10, 09:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,219
Posted By YingYang

I have weighed myself and used my bathroom scale...

I have weighed myself and used my bathroom scale to measure body fat percentage every morning for the past ~11 weeks. After 11 weeks of eating better and biking the last 9 weeks, I have lost 12 lbs...
08-27-10, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By YingYang

Campy cassette with Shimano everything else

I have been searching this forum, Sheldon's site, and the internet at large but I still want to make sure I am understanding things right.

I have a 9-speed 2005 Lemond Buenos Aires that has...
08-21-10, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,522
Posted By YingYang

I had the same problem when I started getting...

I had the same problem when I started getting into bicycling at the beginning of the year. I thought about hitch mounted carriers then decided if I have a pickup that the bed would be safer since it...
08-15-10, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By YingYang

They came with the bike and rode well; so, I kept...

They came with the bike and rode well; so, I kept them on the bike until this happened. I already replaced the wheel with a Forte Titan to roughly match the back wheel which is still a Bontrager.

...
08-15-10, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By YingYang

Bent 16 spoke Bontrager Select rim, toss or keep?

I got hit in a very low speed left-turn accident that took out my front tire, a 16 spoke Bontrager Select, on my Lemond Buenos Aires about a month ago. The frame and fork were fine, but the front rim...
08-13-10, 11:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,179
Posted By YingYang

What is the correction limit for prescription lenses in wrap-around glasses?

The 12 month period for insurance to buy me some new lenses is coming up, and I figure that this would also be a good time to buy some frames too since I am biking to and from work every day. The...
06-29-10, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By YingYang

I went with option 2 tonight. I already had a...

I went with option 2 tonight. I already had a nice metric tap and die set because I play with motorcycles in my spare time and do metalworking as well. I extended the threads down the shaft as much...
06-29-10, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By YingYang

Brake pivot bolts common/interchangable?

I have some older Shimano Ultegra BR-6500 brakes that both have 50.7mm pivot bolts that worked fine on the last frame they were on. However, the Scattante frame I want to put them on needs the 36.0mm...
06-16-10, 11:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,603
Posted By YingYang

1) Leaning slightly towards external but pretty...

1) Leaning slightly towards external but pretty much indifferent
2) 9 speed
3) Double chainring
06-16-10, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,603
Posted By YingYang

Durable bottom bracket for a Scattante XRL Comp

I bought a Scattante XRL Comp frame off Craigslist where the previous owner installed a Dura Ace BB-7700 bottom bracket. I am looking to make a basic roadbike that is durable for my girlfriend who...
10-01-07, 08:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 870
Posted By YingYang

When I was in jr high, the summer between 7th and...

When I was in jr high, the summer between 7th and 8th grade, I was going down a rather steep hill in La Mesa, CA where my grandparents lived. I always tried to see how fast I could fly down this...
09-29-07, 08:25 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,808
Posted By YingYang

beer - never liked it wine - only drink reds...

beer - never liked it
wine - only drink reds and rieslings a few times a year
hard liquor - a few times a month, usually out at a club

I mostly drink hard liquor, and it usually only happens on...
12-17-06, 02:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,809
Posted By YingYang

I have one that I bought locally for $60; it was...

I have one that I bought locally for $60; it was used but looked brand new. Having tried repairs without a stand before, I love thing thing. I keep behind my front door where it takes up 4-5 inch...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-06, 01:47 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,866
Posted By YingYang

I have never needed alcohol to assist in that...

I have never needed alcohol to assist in that department. Besides, both of us have a tendency to fall asleep after drinking wine which amounts to lying next to each other in the same sack (with...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-06, 11:32 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,866
Posted By YingYang

Usually, I drink brandy or crown mixed down with...

Usually, I drink brandy or crown mixed down with coke if I am eating a steak, hamburger,pasta, etc. I don't like alcohol with most foods, but a good sized piece of meat tastes better with a little...
12-11-06, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By YingYang

Well, after reading everything, I think I will go...

Well, after reading everything, I think I will go along the lines of what waterrockets said about getting a tensiometer first and then using the remainder to get a truing stand. It will probably be...
12-10-06, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By YingYang

That article you speak of was in the June 2005...

That article you speak of was in the June 2005 issue of Motorcyclist magazine. The conclusion was that the Snell certification has little in common with what happens during the majority of motorcycle...
12-09-06, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By YingYang

Need recommendations for Truing stand and accessories

After debating what gift to get myself this holiday season, I am in the market for a truing stand and accessories. I don't build wheels and am not expecting to in the near future, but would like to...
08-15-05, 10:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 611
Posted By YingYang

I just recently got a road bike a month ago and...

I just recently got a road bike a month ago and bought the shorts and helmet for it this last week. Ever since my job ended over the summer, I have started working out everyday alternating between...
06-15-05, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By YingYang

Can't get get rear derailer to stop squeaking...

Today, after being too busy for the longest time to really mess with my bike, I decided to fix a persistent sqeak that has been annoying me for about 6-9 months now. Initially, I thought it was from...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-05, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,831
Posted By YingYang

* bump *

* bump *
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-05, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,831
Posted By YingYang

Trek 370, good for a beginner?

There is a Trek 370 that I can pick up locally for $250 on eBay that I have had an eye on (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7148989151&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1). I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-04, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 834
Posted By YingYang

I am in the market for a 51cm frame if possible.

I am in the market for a 51cm frame if possible.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-04, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 834
Posted By YingYang

I am only looking at spending a hundred or so...

I am only looking at spending a hundred or so intially and then fix anything that I need to. Tires only cost me $2 at the Co-op and inner tubes can be had for free. All the labor to replace or fix...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-04, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 834
Posted By YingYang

NOOB in need of a cheap road bike

I usually ride a mountain bike to get around town because 1) I have owned this particular bike for almost a decade and 2) I don't know how to go about purchasing a decent road bike. I live near a...
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