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Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-14, 04:03 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 13,180
Posted By Wooden Tiger

Yes! That's exactly the problem!

Yes! That's exactly the problem!
08-28-14, 12:24 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,315
Posted By Wooden Tiger

He also stated that it also depended on WHAT you...

He also stated that it also depended on WHAT you chose to eat, not just gorging. For some reason, you chose not to post that as part of the quote which was mentioned in my original post.

By...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-14, 10:24 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 13,180
Posted By Wooden Tiger

No, the center in front of the chamois. It...

No, the center in front of the chamois. It irritates the hell outta things.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-14, 05:14 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 13,180
Posted By Wooden Tiger

On mine, while the seam is flat, it's a bit...

On mine, while the seam is flat, it's a bit raised. I just can't imagine how anyone can be comfortable in these things with nothing under them. I'm using the Performance Bike "Century II" shorts,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-14, 12:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,066
Posted By Wooden Tiger

Absolutely. I'm just saying not everyone is...

Absolutely. I'm just saying not everyone is going to get a free saddle from an LBS. In HIS case, they allowed him to swap a factory saddle, but it doesn't work that way everywhere, some of us have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-14, 11:52 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 13,180
Posted By Wooden Tiger

I don't believe the chamois cream is going to...

I don't believe the chamois cream is going to help in my case, as it's a matter of a seam being right down the center of the shorts (on the inside of the shorts). While the seam is a flat seam, it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-14, 11:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,066
Posted By Wooden Tiger

Actually, it is very "material." That's all well...

Actually, it is very "material." That's all well and good YOUR LBS was kind enough to allow you to try a saddle for a week and if you didn't like it, you could return it. What your LBS "allows" you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-14, 05:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,066
Posted By Wooden Tiger

Not sure I agree with you when you say the "seat...

Not sure I agree with you when you say the "seat swap cost nothing," unless of course, you already had one to swap. Saddles can get pretty pricey. I've been fortunate enough to finally find comfort...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-14, 02:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,066
Posted By Wooden Tiger

I've swapped parts for efficiency. Alex...

I've swapped parts for efficiency.

Alex RPD15 Wheels- Mavic Ksyrium Equipe S

Shimano 105 11-23T Cassette- Shimano Ultegra 11-28T Cassette

Factory Seat- Wife's Men's Seat off her new...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-14, 02:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,017
Posted By Wooden Tiger

Congrats! You've really worked hard and look...

Congrats! You've really worked hard and look amazing!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-14, 01:58 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 13,180
Posted By Wooden Tiger

I've ridden with riders heavier than I am, and...

I've ridden with riders heavier than I am, and this is true. I'm always the slower one down the hill. I've even swapped bicycles with people for descents just to see if the results would change. ...
08-16-14, 06:26 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,315
Posted By Wooden Tiger

Sorry, I can't really relate to participating on...

Sorry, I can't really relate to participating on the C&A forum to having to cover my bung every night in bed, in a jail cell. Nobody is stuck here. There's no rule here that says you can't post in...
08-15-14, 04:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,056
Posted By Wooden Tiger

My first mountain bike was a 2010 GT Avalanche...

My first mountain bike was a 2010 GT Avalanche 1.0. It was a great bike, and I miss it a lot. It met an untimely demise when my car was hit from the rear. My wife and I both lost our bikes. I had...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-14, 04:39 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,298
Posted By Wooden Tiger

I have nice, thick, steel, offroad bumpers on my...

I have nice, thick, steel, offroad bumpers on my Jeep. How good are your brakes, and how thick is your front bumper?

See where I'm going with this?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-14, 12:28 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,368
Posted By Wooden Tiger

I have a portable air pump mounted to my bike. I...

I have a portable air pump mounted to my bike. I don't think it looks silly at all. Glad it's there, too, because I've needed to use it on a few occasions.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-14, 12:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,727
Posted By Wooden Tiger

I just got a set of Mavic Ksyrium Equipe S wheels...

I just got a set of Mavic Ksyrium Equipe S wheels for about $550. They're far from $1,000, but they're pretty decent. I'm happy with them.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-14, 12:24 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,298
Posted By Wooden Tiger

I've never really noticed anyone trying to draft...

I've never really noticed anyone trying to draft me. Being as I'm pretty slow, I can't imagine why anyone would want to draft me for that reason alone.

I always announce myself before sneaking up...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-14, 01:57 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 17,898
Posted By Wooden Tiger

When it comes to clothing, my experiences are...

When it comes to clothing, my experiences are that I've gotten what I've paid for.

- The clothes last longer (The materials are more durable)

- The clothes fit me better

- The clothes are...
07-26-14, 03:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 99,354
Posted By Wooden Tiger

I actually just did this Wednesday. You're...

I actually just did this Wednesday. You're right, the difference is amazing!
07-26-14, 03:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 923
Posted By Wooden Tiger

I got fitted and had to swap stems three times. ...

I got fitted and had to swap stems three times. You could be comfortable while in the LBS during the fit, but you won't know for sure until you get out and ride about 5-10 miles.

- After my...
07-26-14, 03:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 922
Posted By Wooden Tiger

I just love it when... - I spent the money...

I just love it when...

- I spent the money on a bike fit and found myself more comfortable, enabling me to ride further than 15 miles without my entire body being in pain.

- I upgraded my...
07-26-14, 03:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,692
Posted By Wooden Tiger

I think both, weight loss and strength are both...

I think both, weight loss and strength are both determining factors on climbs, and while building muscle and continuously doing it does help, there's something to be said for efficiency, also, or...
07-25-14, 02:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,519
Posted By Wooden Tiger

*****UPDATE***** Well, I'm not quite sure...

*****UPDATE*****

Well, I'm not quite sure how I managed, but I wound up swapping out my 100mm stem for a 90mm stem, which made the bike slightly too small, then wound up swapping back, but only...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-14, 08:12 PM
Replies: 20,057
Views: 4,405,417
Posted By Wooden Tiger

Just picked up an Ultegra 11-28T cassette for my...

Just picked up an Ultegra 11-28T cassette for my bike and a SRAM PG-1050 (?) cassette for my wife's bike.
07-24-14, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,519
Posted By Wooden Tiger

Okay, will do the next time I get out for a ride.

Okay, will do the next time I get out for a ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-14, 02:38 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,288
Posted By Wooden Tiger

A few scenarios for me: - When I'm riding my...

A few scenarios for me:

- When I'm riding my mountain bike, I wear mountain biking shorts, which have a snap-in liner.

- When I'm riding my road bike, I wear the basic spandex cycling shorts. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-14, 02:30 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 35,969
Posted By Wooden Tiger

My wife has a 2010 or 2011 (I can't remember...

My wife has a 2010 or 2011 (I can't remember which...) Fuji ACR 2.0 with a BB30 and hasn't had any trouble with it.

I own a 2012 Cannondale Flash Alloy 2 with a BB30 and I haven't had any trouble...
07-23-14, 01:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,519
Posted By Wooden Tiger

UPDATE- Tried these suggestions and no...

UPDATE-

Tried these suggestions and no luck. :cry:
07-22-14, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,519
Posted By Wooden Tiger

Thanks for the info, everyone. ...

Thanks for the info, everyone.

Carbonfiberboy- Thanks for posting that link, I'm going to give those things a try today!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-14, 12:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,283
Posted By Wooden Tiger

Never had that happen, but I have had cases where...

Never had that happen, but I have had cases where my phone just won't pick up a signal.

Yeah, kinda upset me to lose a 21 mile ride...
07-21-14, 12:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,519
Posted By Wooden Tiger

Was fitted, but still sore neck...

Had a fit done about 3-4 weeks done and it did wonders for my comfort, even though I'm still having some issues. My legs feel pretty good after a "long" ride (25 miles or so...), but my neck is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-14, 09:45 PM
Replies: 20,057
Views: 4,405,417
Posted By Wooden Tiger

I didn't get too bad of a deal on them. I paid...

I didn't get too bad of a deal on them. I paid $530, which I think is about $20 cheaper than most other places. While it's by no far a steal of a price, $20 is $20. :D



That's a really nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-14, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20,057
Views: 4,405,417
Posted By Wooden Tiger

I just went to the LBS. He told me a fit would...

I just went to the LBS. He told me a fit would be $100. :thumb:

I guess while we're talking about latest purchases, I'm happy to say I just pulled the trigger on some new Mavic Ksyrium Equipe S...
07-07-14, 04:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,039
Posted By Wooden Tiger

Did that, and all seems to be well! Thanks...

Did that, and all seems to be well!

Thanks for the help, mostly everyone! :thumb:
07-06-14, 07:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,039
Posted By Wooden Tiger

What I'll probably do is go out and loosen...

What I'll probably do is go out and loosen everything up a tad. Approximately how tight should everything be? What I did was tighten the stem cap about as tight as I could get it, then tighten the...
07-06-14, 06:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,039
Posted By Wooden Tiger

I reinstalled the 2.5mm spacer and it seems okay....

I reinstalled the 2.5mm spacer and it seems okay. The steering is responsive and doesn't feel like it's sticking, so I don't believe things are too tight. I did, however, tighten the cap about as...
07-06-14, 06:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,039
Posted By Wooden Tiger

Thanks for your helpful contribution, I'll be...

Thanks for your helpful contribution, I'll be sure to note your suggestion. :rolleyes:
07-06-14, 04:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,039
Posted By Wooden Tiger

Headset...stem...whatever. Nothing was adjusted,...

Headset...stem...whatever. Nothing was adjusted, I just removed the stem, then replaced it with another one. I put the spacer back on, and everything seems to be okay. It's on straight, there's no...
07-06-14, 01:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,039
Posted By Wooden Tiger

Okay, I'm a bit confused. What are you referring...

Okay, I'm a bit confused. What are you referring to by "adjusting the stem?" Basically, what I did was remove one stem, then press the replacement stem down as far as I could get it, tighten the...
07-06-14, 09:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,039
Posted By Wooden Tiger

The "replacement" stem is higher than the...

The "replacement" stem is higher than the original where it fits over the fork by a few mm. Will this make a difference in safety if I reinstall the half-spacer I removed? The spacer I removed is a...
07-06-14, 07:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,039
Posted By Wooden Tiger

Okay, here are some photos of the parts, as...

Okay, here are some photos of the parts, as requested.

Here is the stem and top of the fork...

http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b621/DanOldham/Miscellaneous/20140706_092818_zps76567165.jpg...
07-05-14, 10:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,039
Posted By Wooden Tiger

This cap is recessed, almost like a "top" you...

This cap is recessed, almost like a "top" you would spin, if that makes sense. Given the hour, I really don't feel like messing with the bicycle, so in the morning, I will snap a photo, then post it...
07-05-14, 09:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,039
Posted By Wooden Tiger

That's exactly what everything looks like on her...

That's exactly what everything looks like on her bike when I remove the stem-cap.
07-05-14, 09:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,039
Posted By Wooden Tiger

Road Bike Stem Swap

My wife needed to swap to a larger stem due to poor fitment, so I swapped the stem. In the process, I removed one of the spacers. The reason I did this was because the part of the stem that wraps...
07-05-14, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,824
Posted By Wooden Tiger

I've been mountain biking for a few years and I...

I've been mountain biking for a few years and I do NOT like climbing over logs, depending on size. I'm not the greatest at bunny-hopping, either, and I can't even pull a wheelie.

In some cases,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-14, 09:03 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-14, 08:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,729
Posted By Wooden Tiger

None. Sneakers and toe-clips for me!

None. Sneakers and toe-clips for me!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-14, 08:57 AM
Replies: 20,057
Views: 4,405,417
Posted By Wooden Tiger

A bike fitting! Best $100 I've ever spent...

A bike fitting!

Best $100 I've ever spent on biking!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-14, 08:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,188
Posted By Wooden Tiger

Yeah, that's dirt cheap for all that equipment.

Yeah, that's dirt cheap for all that equipment.
07-03-14, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,747
Posted By Wooden Tiger

I've never heard anything but good things about...

I've never heard anything but good things about Worksman bikes.
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