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09-29-16, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,292
Posted By Tall Cool One

Choosiing between XXL Fuji Nevada 1.5 29er and XXL Specialized Rockhopper Sport 29

Hi All,
I'm a roadie with a long ago mountain biker past. I'm looking to purchase a mountain bike to use on family rides, some gravel/fire lane riding, use on vacations to cruise around on, getting...
09-29-16, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,432
Posted By Tall Cool One

6'7" 280 lbs. What I REALLY need a 600cc...

6'7" 280 lbs. What I REALLY need a 600cc motorcycle frame with pedals on it.
09-28-16, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,432
Posted By Tall Cool One

2017 Fuji Lineup

When will the new Fuji's go on sale? I picked out a 23" 2016 Nevada 1.5 29er and contacted my local dealer to check on a price. He said that they are sold out of this size and I'll have to wait...
04-11-16, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By Tall Cool One

6'7" 280 lb with LONG legs seeking a hard tail 29er

Any recommendations for a bike under 600 bucks??? What bike and size do you recommend?
07-30-15, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 648
Posted By Tall Cool One

Fitbit Surge

Anyone have one of these fitness watch miracles? I'm thinking of purchasing one. Can you set up interval workouts on them like Garmin watches? Pros? Cons?
05-12-15, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By Tall Cool One

Just looking for areas where my wife, 10 year old...

Just looking for areas where my wife, 10 year old daughter, and I can cruise around for fun on hard tail mountain bikes on safe bike paths/lanes, beach, etc. Nothing hard core or in traffic.
05-11-15, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By Tall Cool One

Riding bikes in Myrtle Beach, SC

Has anyone ridden bikes in Myrtle Beach? My family (me, wife, 10 year old daughter) like to travel with our bikes when we vacation and do family rides around the area. Would Myrtle Beach be conducive...
05-11-15, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 699
Posted By Tall Cool One

Family Riding in Myrtle Beach, SC

Has anyone ridden bikes in Myrtle Beach? My family (me, wife, 10 year old daughter) like to travel with our bikes when we vacation and do family rides around the area. Would Myrtle Beach be...
03-12-15, 09:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,384
Posted By Tall Cool One

Velocity A23 rims with Shimano 105 hubs

Anyone have experience with Velocity A23 rims? I am looking at a set has only been ridden once built by a local wheel builder. I'm getting ready to take the plunge. I can get the wheelset for $230.
01-26-15, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,182
Posted By Tall Cool One

FitBit Windows Band Amiigo Garmin Vivo Fit

I am quite satisfied with my Garmin Edge bike computer but I do like to workout off the bike some too. I am considering one of the latest fitness tracker/heart rate monitor/gps devices as my next...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,023
Posted By Tall Cool One

I offered him $50 after he offered to me for $80....

I offered him $50 after he offered to me for $80. If I were to get the bike, I would probably use it on my trainer and to knock around with and just bring it out for fun when company comes over or...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,023
Posted By Tall Cool One

Down to $80....what to do....what to do....80...

Down to $80....what to do....what to do....80 bucks no shipping costs......what to do....know what I want to do...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,023
Posted By Tall Cool One

He's currently at $100. But it's $100 with no...

He's currently at $100. But it's $100 with no shipping because it's in the town I live in.
Replies: 15
Views: 1,023
Posted By Tall Cool One

$125 is as low as he would go. My original...

$125 is as low as he would go. My original thought was $50 to $75 knowing nothing about the values of old bikes.

Thanks for the info folks.

TCO
Replies: 15
Views: 1,023
Posted By Tall Cool One

What's this bike worth?

It's a 1970's Schwinn Traveler.
02-26-14, 11:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,326
Posted By Tall Cool One

I bought my hydration backpack several years ago...

I bought my hydration backpack several years ago when i was training for half marathons. I really like using it on my road bike on rides longer than a couple of hours. It's just a lot easier to use...
02-03-14, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 821
Posted By Tall Cool One

That was week 1 of the 8 weeks. I'm now up to 3...

That was week 1 of the 8 weeks. I'm now up to 3 50 minute sessions and 1 40 minute session.

I know my training load is low. But, I was almost completely out of shape when I started back up...
02-03-14, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 821
Posted By Tall Cool One

How often should you do a rest/light week when you're training?

I'm in week 8 of my return to being semi-serious about fitness. I started out in week 1 doing 4-30 minute workouts a week where I spend 70% of the time in the 70-80% HR zone and 10% of the time in...
01-30-14, 11:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,397
Posted By Tall Cool One

From my experience, assuming you show some...

From my experience, assuming you show some semblance of control and moderately good choices in your diet, the key to get out and do long rides. I have found I can do 5 1 hour rides a week and...
01-30-14, 11:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,397
Posted By Tall Cool One

I'm a case study in this.

I'm a case study in this.
01-29-14, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 682
Posted By Tall Cool One

Observation on the way my body loses fat when I'm trying to cut weight....

I may be totally off base here, but I think my body has different layers of body fat. When I'm being a slob and not trying to cut weight my body fat feels quasi-"solid." When I am in weight loss...
01-27-14, 01:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,147
Posted By Tall Cool One

headlight for road bike recommendations

My old cheapo headlight for my road bike passed away after a hemorrhage of the battery. :cry:

I'm looking to replace. My budget is 50 bucks or less. I'm using it mainly to be seen, but would...
06-23-13, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,154
Posted By Tall Cool One

Choosing the proper seat**********

I'm 6' 7" and ride a 63 cm CAAD 9-5. I had a pro bike fit done 2 seasons ago and have been overall satisfied with the fit considering how undersized the bike is for me. I have a pretty substantial...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-13, 08:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,172
Posted By Tall Cool One

Comment from a slower rider here....

In most cases with the guys I ride with I am the slower rider. One of my cycling buddies is known as the "Pied Piper of Cycling" in our area. He is an outstanding rider and will ride with ANYONE...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-13, 04:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,174
Posted By Tall Cool One

I rode speedplay zeroes for 2 years until I had a...

I rode speedplay zeroes for 2 years until I had a fit done. My fitter recommended 105's for various reasons. I am glad he made the recommendation. I really like my 105's. I think the 105's are...
01-27-13, 12:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,580
Posted By Tall Cool One

I'm using the Chris Carmichael Time Crunched...

I'm using the Chris Carmichael Time Crunched Cyclist workouts. I'm just getting started and I'm doing the 4 x 6 Steady State intervals in CC's Zone 2 based on the 8 minute time trial test he...
01-24-13, 11:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,580
Posted By Tall Cool One

24 minutes straight in zone instead 4 x 6 intervals

OK, I've been struggling with my 4x6 minutes interval work on the trainer. Here's what's going on....I have to go super hard core to get my HR up to the right zone early on in the interval and then...
01-18-13, 01:50 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,861
Posted By Tall Cool One

I guess I'm not a TOTAL Lance Poser. I bought a...

I guess I'm not a TOTAL Lance Poser. I bought a Cannondale.
01-18-13, 12:52 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,861
Posted By Tall Cool One

How many of you will admit to buying a bike because of Lance Armstrong?

I WILL!!!!!

I bit into him hook line and sinker. I drank the yellow kool aid (turns out it wasn't kool aid). I wore the bracelet. He inspired me. Now...I still have great memories of some...
10-19-12, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 981
Posted By Tall Cool One

cool cycling apps and accessories for IPhone 5

I'm probably going to buy a Iphone 5. Currently I am smartphoneless and I think I'm ready to make the leap.

What are some must have cycling apps?

What is the best case for a cyclist? Right...
09-21-12, 09:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 789
Posted By Tall Cool One

No way you would ever damage a Thomson unless you...

No way you would ever damage a Thomson unless you did something really crazy.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-12, 08:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 955
Posted By Tall Cool One

I just end up going out about 4 times a season in...

I just end up going out about 4 times a season in really hard rain. You can feel the washing of the sweat and salts getting in your eyes. The temporary lack of vision and stinging is a real thrill.
07-13-12, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By Tall Cool One

Anyone have a recommendation or discouragement for a hitch mount bike rack?

I have a Chevy Equinox and a Ford F-150. I want to purchase a hitch mount bike rack for my bike carrying needs. I'll usually be carrying road bikes or mountain bikes with an occasional children's...
07-02-12, 08:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,652
Posted By Tall Cool One

1. did you measure actual tyre-pressure when you...

1. did you measure actual tyre-pressure when you got home to determine what you were able to get it up to roadside?

No

2. On this bike with aero-bars, was it designed with aero-bars and...
07-01-12, 08:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,652
Posted By Tall Cool One

I have been running GP4000 s tires and I always...

I have been running GP4000 s tires and I always inflate to 120 psi. I have found the ride very bouncy if I inflate below 120 psi. It has been very hot recently (100 to 105 F). Is it possible that...
06-30-12, 11:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,652
Posted By Tall Cool One

Dangerous loose feeling in rear end of bike

I had a blowout on my rear tire this week. I had a small cut on the surface of the tire and it finally split apart. No big deal. I did a road repair on the tire, changed the tube and went home. ...
06-28-12, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By Tall Cool One

Anybody having trouble with durability of Continental GP 4000 S tires???

I am 6' 7" tall and 240 - 250 lbs. Is anyone having trouble with GP 4000 S tires? I have been riding 25 mm tires since last August and I have had several tube flats and 3 or 4 blown tires either...
05-02-12, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,301
Posted By Tall Cool One

I'm simply looking for the water proof layer that...

I'm simply looking for the water proof layer that can be worn at any sub summer time temp.
05-01-12, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,301
Posted By Tall Cool One

Looking for Tall Waterproof Cycling Jacket

I'm looking for an all purpose cycling jacket that is water proof and that is versatile enough to wear between 30 degrees (with base layers) up to 60 or so degrees. I would prefer it to be as...
04-26-12, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,640
Posted By Tall Cool One

Wheel Circumference Measurement for Garmin Edge 500

I am in the process of setting up my Garmin Edge 500. I have a 700c wheels and run 25 mm Continental GP4000s tires. My best effort at measuring the diameter of these wheels was 680 mm. Hence, the...
04-23-12, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,696
Posted By Tall Cool One

Last night I placed the unit on the register in...

Last night I placed the unit on the register in my house. When I tried to pair the unit to my Garmin Edge 500 today, it locked right on to the signal. I rode 2 hours tonight and it worked like a...
04-22-12, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,696
Posted By Tall Cool One

Yes. The light blinks brightly every time the...

Yes. The light blinks brightly every time the pedal goes by and when the wheel magnet goes by.
04-22-12, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,696
Posted By Tall Cool One

Garmin Edge 500 Cadence/Speed Sensor Issue

I just bought an Edge 500. On initial set up everything locked in and the cadence was working correctly. On my first ride about 5 or 10 minutes into the ride the cadence quit working. This was the...
04-15-12, 06:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 942
Posted By Tall Cool One

You can't out exercise bad eating. I've tried...

You can't out exercise bad eating. I've tried over and over again to out exercise poor eating, and I gain weight every single time. If you are throwing a lot of food down, no amount of exercise can...
04-03-12, 08:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,707
Posted By Tall Cool One

I rode Speedplays for my first 2 seasons of road...

I rode Speedplays for my first 2 seasons of road cycling. Last fall I had a bike fit done and the fitter felt that the speedplays were allowing my size 50 extra wide feet to bow away from the bike...
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By Tall Cool One

1st Century today!!!!

I did my first century today. I was solo for the first 70 miles and hooked up with a couple of buddies for the last 30. I had a 16.1 mph average and completed 100.1 in 6 hours 13 minutes. On mile...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-12, 06:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,678
Posted By Tall Cool One

On the pulldowns, if your limiting factor is grip...

On the pulldowns, if your limiting factor is grip strength, use wrist straps.

On the deadlifts...I have worked out the last few years with a guy who's passion is fitness, strength training for...
02-15-12, 07:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,452
Posted By Tall Cool One

I guess I'm the strange one here. I rode for 2...

I guess I'm the strange one here. I rode for 2 seasons with Speedplay Zero and was convinced when I had a bike fit to go the other way. I went to a set of Shimano's. I think it is easier to clip...
02-13-12, 10:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,282
Posted By Tall Cool One

Weight Loss Supplements

I have been in weight loss mode for the last month and I have lost about 8 lbs. I have been upping my time on the bike, doing 1 day of strength training per week, weening off of diet soft drinks,...
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