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03-08-06, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 431
Posted By sistinas

Two Mint Cycles 29ers STOLEN from the Handmade Bicycle Show in San Jose

We had two bikes STOLEN out of our booth at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show this weekend in San Jose on the night of March 4th. Any help in finding them would be greatly appreciated. If you...
10-19-05, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By sistinas

If you're in the South Bay the standard place to...

If you're in the South Bay the standard place to go is Shaw's:

http://www.shawscycles.com

It's in Santa Clara, just north of San Jose.
10-06-05, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 570
Posted By sistinas

My fixie frame is supposed to be coming back from...

My fixie frame is supposed to be coming back from paint sometime this week. It's pink with polished stainless lugs, more of a road geometry than track geometry because, well, I'm not riding it on a...
07-06-04, 01:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By sistinas

I run a mix of Campy Chorus/Centaur parts on my...

I run a mix of Campy Chorus/Centaur parts on my cyclocross bike with a Specialties TA crankset with a 48/38 ring combination. My bike has been abused, crashed, and raced and ridden through lots of...
04-25-04, 10:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,653
Posted By sistinas

hi erin nicole!

hi erin nicole!
04-09-04, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By sistinas

Thanks Koffee... that's a good idea.

Thanks Koffee... that's a good idea.
04-08-04, 11:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By sistinas

Stolen custom singlespeed in SF Bay Area

A good friend of mine had the back window of his car broken and his singlespeed stolen out of the car two nights ago in San Francisco. All comments about leaving bikes in cars overnight aside, we...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-04, 11:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,635
Posted By sistinas

I ride men's saddles because I have super narrow...

I ride men's saddles because I have super narrow hips and with every women's saddle I've tried, I tend to rub my inner thighs against the nose because it's too wide. Also, I can't slide back far...
11-27-03, 12:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,229
Posted By sistinas

If you go to http://www.cyclocrossworld.com right...

If you go to http://www.cyclocrossworld.com right now, there's an article about how SpaarSelect's Bart Wellens is getting fined because he wants to ride his Ridley even though his team has a contract...
11-26-03, 12:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,903
Posted By sistinas

- serotta fierte - jamis nova

- serotta fierte
- jamis nova
11-09-03, 10:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By sistinas

I like the 1.5" continental cross country tires....

I like the 1.5" continental cross country tires. They're SKINNY, but they're almost all deep, angled knobs and clear mud like there's no tomorrow.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-03, 11:33 PM
10-11-03, 11:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 727
Posted By sistinas

The last time I visited San Francisco I rented a...

The last time I visited San Francisco I rented a road bike from Blazing Saddles for $35 for the day. It was a Marin Verona I think, steel frame with Shimano 105 throughout. Definitely a decent bike.
07-20-03, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By sistinas

If you are an REI member you can get the pass...

If you are an REI member you can get the pass there for $40.
07-14-03, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By sistinas

A second vote for Flonase. I've tried all the...

A second vote for Flonase. I've tried all the pills (claritin, allegra, zyrtec, all the generic stuff) and it's the only thing that works consistently for me.
07-11-03, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By sistinas

Downtown Boston is a tough place to ride around,...

Downtown Boston is a tough place to ride around, due to heaps of insane, rude drivers. If you're not used to riding in city traffic, Boston probably isn't a good place to start. Otherwise, you can...
Forum: Touring
07-08-03, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By sistinas

There is an old (well, early 1990s) book called...

There is an old (well, early 1990s) book called "Bicycling Mexico" that I picked up from a used bookstore awhile back. You might want to look into finding a copy of that, as there are a lot of...
07-07-03, 10:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By sistinas

You can also post classifieds on...

You can also post classifieds on roadbikereview.com somewhere. They have a section for cyclocross bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-03, 09:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By sistinas

I have an IF cross bike that I use for riding on...

I have an IF cross bike that I use for riding on the road and it's an amazing ride. A lot of people around here ride IF crown jewels (... being that they're local) and most of the people I know swear...
06-23-03, 12:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 679
Posted By sistinas

I live right outside of Boston and down the...

I live right outside of Boston and down the street from a traffic circle (actually, in Boston everyone calls them "rotaries"). I have to go through it to go almost anywhere, though unlike most...
06-15-03, 11:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,876
Posted By sistinas

You can put road tires (even skinny ones!) on...

You can put road tires (even skinny ones!) on your cross bike and it will go nearly as fast as a road bike. My bike is geared 48/39 and I have no problems keeping up on group rides here, and I've...
06-12-03, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By sistinas

I don't run stairs per se, but I need to go down...

I don't run stairs per se, but I need to go down and then back up three flights of stairs every time I need to use the bathroom at work. Since I drink water throughout the day, this happens...
Forum: Touring
06-12-03, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By sistinas

i also really like mrpumpy.net for southeast asia...

i also really like mrpumpy.net for southeast asia cycling tour diaries and advice. lots of info and easy to read.

http://www.mrpumpy.net
06-11-03, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 730
Posted By sistinas

You can also look into getting a Jamis Nova. It's...

You can also look into getting a Jamis Nova. It's another good, well-priced (should be able to get a new one for under $1000) all-around bike. I think the component spec is slightly better than the...
Forum: Touring
06-10-03, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By sistinas

I don't know any routes but you might want to...

I don't know any routes but you might want to check out the NJ bike map.

http://www.njbikemap.com
Forum: Touring
05-21-03, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 622
Posted By sistinas

If you're actually going touring with your...

If you're actually going touring with your touring bike then the time pedals and mtn bike shoes might be a better option anyway - you'll be able to get up and walk around without looking like a...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-03, 08:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,286
Posted By sistinas

I ride with a Timbuk2 messenger bag that I like...

I ride with a Timbuk2 messenger bag that I like all right. I actually feel weird riding with a regular backpack and prefer messenger bags: Timbuk2 (http://www.timbuk2.com)

You can also look into...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-03, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,048
Posted By sistinas

I was thinking about getting some Rudy Project...

I was thinking about getting some Rudy Project sunglasses with the prescription lenses in the frame (not inserts). Does anyone know anything about the quality of those?
05-07-03, 01:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,091
Posted By sistinas

try pilates-type exercises. crunches really only...

try pilates-type exercises. crunches really only work your upper abs.
05-06-03, 09:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 816
Posted By sistinas

I have Arnie Baker's book "Smart Cycling" and...

I have Arnie Baker's book "Smart Cycling" and there are a lot of trainer workouts in there. I've found that if I pay attention to the workout more, I pay attention to the clock less and an hour on...
05-06-03, 09:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 932
Posted By sistinas

Streners - no, I just work around MIT. I also had...

Streners - no, I just work around MIT. I also had a thought that if the guy loses his balance for some reason (one of the zillion potholes in Boston, maybe?) he could fall face first into traffic,...
05-05-03, 10:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 932
Posted By sistinas

steners! i think i've seen that guy too. i've...

steners! i think i've seen that guy too. i've seen him on mass ave in cambridge and along boylston street in boston. i wouldn't want to be weaving around in the traffic around here on that thing.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-03, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By sistinas

I use men's saddles - I'm pretty thin and have...

I use men's saddles - I'm pretty thin and have narrow hips and find them to be much more comfortable than women's saddles. Right now I use a men's Selle Italia Trans Am.
04-23-03, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,114
Posted By sistinas

You also might want to look into getting a Jamis...

You also might want to look into getting a Jamis Nova if there is a dealer in your area. They are reasonably priced at about $1000, have Shimano Tiagra parts, and have triple chainrings and braze-ons...
04-17-03, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By sistinas

Independent Fabrication makes some really nice...

Independent Fabrication makes some really nice steel cross forks. I see them on ebay sometimes for about $100 but I'm not sure how much they are new.

http://www.ifbikes.com
04-10-03, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,366
Posted By sistinas

there is a "new" kind of goretex called goretex...

there is a "new" kind of goretex called goretex XCR which is supposed to be 35% more breathable than regular goretex. it's really expensive, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-03, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By sistinas

I don't know about putting mountain bike levers...

I don't know about putting mountain bike levers on, but you can definitely get some topmount brake levers that people put on cyclocross bikes and integrate those with whatever you currently have.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-03, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By sistinas

I don't know how wide your shoulders are, but...

I don't know how wide your shoulders are, but Terry makes handlebars with an indentation in them for reach help:Terry T-Bar handlebars (http://www.terrybicycles.com/BPA/220.lasso)

Also, I've...
03-28-03, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By sistinas

I've taken a few pilates classes and I think the...

I've taken a few pilates classes and I think the thing about pilates is it works different sets of muscles in completely different ways than weights do. It probably takes a while for your body to...
03-28-03, 09:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 926
Posted By sistinas

With drinking a lot of water you have to make...

With drinking a lot of water you have to make sure to replace your electrolytes (via energy bars or salty snacks or whatever).

Also, it's actually slightly better for you to not drink ice-cold...
03-26-03, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By sistinas

I read another article by Myerson and I think...

I read another article by Myerson and I think he's actually a vegan - he doesn't eat any meat or dairy products at all.

I started avoiding as many processed foods as possible about a year ago - I...
03-18-03, 10:18 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,122
Posted By sistinas

It's not just kids. Commuting back and forth to...

It's not just kids. Commuting back and forth to work every day in the Boston area I see people of all ages riding against traffic, without helmets, without lights, carrying cups of coffee, talking on...
Forum: Touring
03-11-03, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,438
Posted By sistinas

My LBS recommended the IRC Road Warrior or...

My LBS recommended the IRC Road Warrior or Triathlon (I think it's badly named) tires to me for touring as well as general riding. They have a kevlar belt as well as a kevlar bead and they're really...
03-10-03, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 760
Posted By sistinas

I remember trying on a pair of Marmot...

I remember trying on a pair of Marmot water/windproof that fit my skinny legs pretty well, but didn't buy them because they were too long (I'm 5'1", I have the pants-too-long problem a lot).
...
02-26-03, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,111
Posted By sistinas

Somas are nice frames from a small shop out of...

Somas are nice frames from a small shop out of san francisco. They are made out of reynolds 631 steel, whereas the other two bikes are aluminum. I don't know if that makes a difference to you. If...
02-12-03, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By sistinas

That's pretty cool... but it would kind of suck...

That's pretty cool... but it would kind of suck to start paying for gym membership once your BMI dropped enough!
01-27-03, 10:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 22,273
Posted By sistinas

I have a Jamis Dakota XC and I love it. It was...

I have a Jamis Dakota XC and I love it. It was pretty much the only bike I could find with the features I wanted (steel, sized small enough for a 5'1" rider) without going custom. I got it from a...
01-23-03, 11:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 955
Posted By sistinas

If you don't know how big your room is, then I...

If you don't know how big your room is, then I wouldn't take your bike with you when you initially move there. Your best bet might be to get to school, scope out what the scene is like (how big your...
Forum: Touring
01-07-03, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By sistinas

If you are a member of certain organizations like...

If you are a member of certain organizations like the League of American Bicyclists or Adventure Cycling, you can get the fee waived on their partner airlines. I think the LAB has a whole bunch of...
01-03-03, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By sistinas

Check out http://www.bikewinter.org for...

Check out http://www.bikewinter.org for Chicago-area winter riding. You might be able to find a riding partner there!
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