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06-07-13, 10:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,231
Posted By Jaguarundi

Well, I am a hypocrite. After all the excellent...

Well, I am a hypocrite. After all the excellent suggestions for how to modify my road bike, I received an MTB as a gift. It's a clunker, but it makes all the difference to have that triple. I am now...
Forum: Introductions
08-01-11, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Jaguarundi

Welcome!

Welcome!
07-22-11, 08:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,022
Posted By Jaguarundi

Your dietitian could seriously be sabotaging your...

Your dietitian could seriously be sabotaging your fitness goals by imposing those kinds of limitations. Find a new dietitian.

Okay, I'm done.
07-22-11, 08:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,022
Posted By Jaguarundi

When I hear people (especially dietitians) quote...

When I hear people (especially dietitians) quote the 3x a week exercise goal, it irritates me. That is a very general recommendation and naturally wouldn't be true for everyone. 3x a week doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-11, 08:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,863
Posted By Jaguarundi

The above quote from the calculator is why I...

The above quote from the calculator is why I started this thread. Because where on Earth do you find the safe minimum for the tire? But aside from that, I agree with most of you that tire pressure...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-11, 03:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,863
Posted By Jaguarundi

So when manufacturers list the weight of their...

So when manufacturers list the weight of their bike, does that include the wheels and tires? Or is it just the frame? That may be where my miscalculation is coming in. Also, good point about water...
Replies: 12
Views: 5,545
Posted By Jaguarundi

Peugeot road bikes are so pretty. I can't give...

Peugeot road bikes are so pretty. I can't give any estimates as to the actual value. But from what I understand, their numbers are dwindling as they're snatched up by college students and hipsters...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-11, 01:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,982
Posted By Jaguarundi

Yeah, I feel that way too. I reward myself with...

Yeah, I feel that way too. I reward myself with "treats" when I've reached some cycling goal. As soon as I've been consistently commuting to work, I'm getting some new pedals. That keeps the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-11, 01:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,863
Posted By Jaguarundi

I went ahead and pumped the front to 60 and the...

I went ahead and pumped the front to 60 and the rear to ~90. Guess I'll try it and see how it feels. Thanks for the tips!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-11, 12:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,863
Posted By Jaguarundi

Ugh, I bet you were hurting for your rims when...

Ugh, I bet you were hurting for your rims when that happened. Hearing that makes me want to bite the bullet and buy a frame pump... it's much cheaper than new tires, tubes, and wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-11, 12:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,863
Posted By Jaguarundi

Minimum Tire Pressure?

I calculated my tire pressure (front and back respectively) to be 52 and 82 psi using this tool: http://www.dorkypantsr.us/bike-tire-pressure-calculator.html

Can that be right? In the past the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-11, 04:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,547
Posted By Jaguarundi

Taint pain? You need a new saddle. Sheldon has...

Taint pain? You need a new saddle. Sheldon has good advice on that.

To determine whether the frame size is a problem, I would suggest going to bike shops and trying a bunch of different sizes...
07-12-11, 07:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,231
Posted By Jaguarundi

Thanks for the ideas, everyone. I'm not looking...

Thanks for the ideas, everyone. I'm not looking for a new bike, but will look into the various possibilities for converting this one. Sounds like it's do-able.
07-11-11, 08:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,418
Posted By Jaguarundi

Is all that fat okay for your heart? I know you...

Is all that fat okay for your heart? I know you don't have much on your body, but I wonder if having it in your diet alone could give you problems. I often eat a hard-boiled egg to avoid blood-sugar...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-11, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,544
Posted By Jaguarundi

What? No... skunks always have their tails held...

What? No... skunks always have their tails held proud like plumes. The tip of the tail droops a bit. The lowest I've seen a skunk hold its tail is horizontal, but never down or dragging.

When they...
07-08-11, 10:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,231
Posted By Jaguarundi

Granny Ring on a Road Bike?

Would it be smart (or even possible) for me to swap out my 2-ring chainset for a 3-ring one on a road bike?

I live in a mountainous area. I have been told it's a bad idea to force your bike to...
07-07-11, 08:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,260
Posted By Jaguarundi

People are saying that exercise won't help you...

People are saying that exercise won't help you lose weight. I agree that you have to diet too, but exercising regularly (as you're doing) will increase your metabolism and you'll feel your body...
07-07-11, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,122
Posted By Jaguarundi

This could still be an "artifact" from your...

This could still be an "artifact" from your weight loss. Like the others said, wait it out. Unless you're wearing skintight shirts, I bet other people won't even notice. Or they may just look like...
Forum: Texas
07-05-11, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By Jaguarundi

Neutrogena SPF 30 Moisturizer: I put it on every...

Neutrogena SPF 30 Moisturizer: I put it on every morning and it has worked wonderfully as a basic sunscreen. If I know I'll be out in the sun I put an SPF 70 (any brand) over it, face and body....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-11, 10:51 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 49,065
Posted By Jaguarundi

Nice, I like the red detailing. Why did you use...

Nice, I like the red detailing. Why did you use the new Schwinn logo?
Forum: Commuting
06-27-11, 09:13 AM
Replies: 885
Views: 99,323
Posted By Jaguarundi

Unless you're doing serious races, there's...

Unless you're doing serious races, there's nothing wrong with a Wal-Mart bike. I used a Wal-Mart mountain bike for the past 4 years and loved it. It was heavy to be sure, but that thing was SOLID. I...
06-27-11, 09:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,541
Posted By Jaguarundi

I can relate! When I got my 1988 Schwinn it was...

I can relate! When I got my 1988 Schwinn it was in serious need of some maintenance. It hadn't been ridden very much, so all the parts were essentially good. But it had been sitting outside so the...
06-26-11, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By Jaguarundi

If the reach on your bike is right for you there...

If the reach on your bike is right for you there should be a very small percentage of your weight on your arms. If your arms are taking more of the load it could be that your saddle or handlebars...
06-23-11, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1,415
Views: 761,153
Posted By Jaguarundi

Way to Go Epix!

Epix, you look great! Wow, half of your body weight. Go you!
Forum: Commuting
06-22-11, 04:37 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,286
Posted By Jaguarundi

I've never seen the Sheldon method fail (though...

I've never seen the Sheldon method fail (though I'm sure, like any method, it does), and I attribute that to convenience/laziness of crooks. When your bike is locked up using the Sheldon method and...
Forum: Commuting
06-22-11, 03:55 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,022
Posted By Jaguarundi

jdswitters, I love the idea of rewarding yourself...

jdswitters, I love the idea of rewarding yourself with new bike goodies. Personally I'm tempted to purchase things all the time that I probably don't need, and I have a hard time evaluating when I do...
Forum: Commuting
06-22-11, 03:51 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,022
Posted By Jaguarundi

Why not commute? It combines exercise, fun,...

Why not commute? It combines exercise, fun, helping the environment, and saving money. With all of those things, driving just doesn't make sense. Commute ftw!
Forum: Introductions
06-22-11, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By Jaguarundi

Well cool :). Why the switch?

Well cool :). Why the switch?
Replies: 4
Views: 1,054
Posted By Jaguarundi

If you love the bike, buy it!! I made this...

If you love the bike, buy it!! I made this mistake when I fell in love with a guitar but thought I could do better. I bought a nice, new Martin but I never felt that "connection" to it. You're lucky...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-11, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By Jaguarundi

Lol, I actually thought about taking a broom to...

Lol, I actually thought about taking a broom to my stretch of road :D. I may go with some Gatorskins for my next pair.
06-21-11, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,652
Posted By Jaguarundi

I had the same question about tire grip in...

I had the same question about tire grip in gravely areas, though I ride a road bike with narrow tires. Many people (BF and irl) told me that when it comes to gravel, no tire size or tread size is...
Forum: Introductions
06-21-11, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By Jaguarundi

Slovakia? Wow. Bet there are some amazing rides...

Slovakia? Wow. Bet there are some amazing rides there. Hello and welcome!
06-20-11, 07:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,288
Posted By Jaguarundi

I agree with you about the round-hole-square-peg...

I agree with you about the round-hole-square-peg thing. If your first experience isn't rewarding you won't keep it up. At the same time, if he's a real noob he probably won't recognize the difference...
06-18-11, 10:09 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 21,121
Posted By Jaguarundi

Any reason why you're looking for an exercise...

Any reason why you're looking for an exercise bike rather than a trainer? Just curious.
06-18-11, 09:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,523
Posted By Jaguarundi

When I was a kid, my parents got me this junky,...

When I was a kid, my parents got me this junky, pink Wal-Mart bike. But I didn't know the difference. I loved that thing, and I rode it everywhere. I popped wheelies and jumped curbs and crashed it...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-11, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By Jaguarundi

Good point, Andy_K. I guess it doesn't really...

Good point, Andy_K. I guess it doesn't really makes sense to choose the tire based on the gravel. As far as goatheads and other pointy things, I'm not sure what to expect. I guess I'll just start out...
06-16-11, 10:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,651
Posted By Jaguarundi

A classic beauty indeed! Congrats! :)

A classic beauty indeed! Congrats! :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-11, 03:40 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 11,622
Posted By Jaguarundi

That is awesome.

That is awesome.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-11, 03:39 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 11,622
Posted By Jaguarundi

Vegetarian!

Vegetarian!
06-16-11, 01:56 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,803
Posted By Jaguarundi

Thalia, I agree completely with your reasons for...

Thalia, I agree completely with your reasons for cycling. People can't patronize you for your level of seriousness when you never implied that you had one in the first place.
06-16-11, 12:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,374
Posted By Jaguarundi

When I lived in a high-theft area I changed out...

When I lived in a high-theft area I changed out both QRs for nuts. That slight inconvenience to bike thieves is probably what kept my wheels from getting stolen while all my friends' wheels did.
Forum: Commuting
06-16-11, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By Jaguarundi

I like the idea of something with a smooth center...

I like the idea of something with a smooth center and a tread on the side, but I don't think the fork allows space for it. The current (original) tires are 700x23c and they fit with little extra...
Forum: Introductions
06-16-11, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By Jaguarundi

Thanks all!

Thanks all!
Forum: Commuting
06-15-11, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By Jaguarundi

Newbie Tire Recommendations?

I want to commute to work and I need to choose some tires. My job is only a mile from where I live, which is great, BUT… I live on a desert mountain. The road is very steep—both uphill and...
Forum: Introductions
06-15-11, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By Jaguarundi

Hi :)

I just registered here hoping to bounce ideas with other cyclists. I’ve got a 1988 Schwinn Prelude that I love. Although it has some shortcomings, I feel that this bike will work just great for my...
06-15-11, 08:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,526
Posted By Jaguarundi

I've been wanting to ride to work, so I can...

I've been wanting to ride to work, so I can relate to that problem. Aside from packing a change of clothes, I'm not sure what to recommend. Leaving early (before the weather gets hot) might help.
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