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06-01-07, 12:32 PM
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Posted By Team853

It pains me to say it, but I'm back. First posted...

It pains me to say it, but I'm back. First posted on here two years ago, with a goal of going from 213 to 170. I made it to 173 and found I was happy with that. Kept my weight in the 175-180 range...
07-05-05, 02:13 PM
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Views: 318,368
Posted By Team853

:eek: Instead of being ungrateful, here's what...

:eek:
Instead of being ungrateful, here's what I would do if I were you: Be thankful your parents bought you a brand name, quality bike and ride that bike into the ground. I don't mean abuse it,...
06-23-05, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,563
Posted By Team853

Thanks for the advice guys. I don't really want...

Thanks for the advice guys. I don't really want to get big at all. I'm basically going for more of a lean look ideally. I've dropped 39 lbs since January, which has helped quite a bit, but now I want...
06-23-05, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,563
Posted By Team853

Need advice on building chest muscles...

Here's the deal: I'm trying to build up my chest muscles and I need some advice on what exercises to do. I have little equipment to work with (a pair of dumbells and one bar with maybe 100-150 lbs of...
06-21-05, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By Team853

In my opinion, the value of sites like MTBR.com...

In my opinion, the value of sites like MTBR.com is questionable because 99.9 per cent of the reviews are submitted by people who have already bought the product they're reviewing. It's a proven fact...
06-16-05, 08:33 AM
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Posted By Team853

Well, unfortunately I don't really have any sort...

Well, unfortunately I don't really have any sort of magic bullet, but since January I've consistently eaten fewer calories than I burn. I'm talking 500-1000 fewer calories per day on average. Here is...
05-27-05, 03:15 PM
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Views: 312,122
Posted By Team853

Man, it's awfully quiet in here these days. How's...

Man, it's awfully quiet in here these days. How's everyone doing? Haven't heard from many of the regular posters in awhile. Ritz? LowCel? Zin? BigLug? Zach?

Anyway, here's my latest update. Not a...
05-02-05, 11:55 AM
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Views: 312,122
Posted By Team853

Time for another update: January 18, 2005...

Time for another update:

January 18, 2005 --> 213 lbs.
February 21, 2005 --> 203 lbs.
March 30, 2005 --> 190 lbs.
May 2, 2005 --> 184 lbs.

Target --> 170 lbs. by September 2, 2005.

Whew,...
04-02-05, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 312,122
Posted By Team853

You might just be building more muscle, which...

You might just be building more muscle, which weighs more than fat. I've lost the weight by using FitDay to track my calorie intake. I make sure that I eat less than I burn. Simple as that. The...
03-30-05, 08:22 PM
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Views: 312,122
Posted By Team853

Time for an update: January 18, 2005 -->...

Time for an update:

January 18, 2005 --> 213 lbs.
February 21, 2005 --> 203 lbs.
March 30, 2005 --> 190 lbs.

Target --> 170 lbs. by September 2, 2005.

With riding season just a few warm...
02-24-05, 01:00 PM
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Views: 312,122
Posted By Team853

Hey Zach, I'm not positive, but I don't...

Hey Zach,

I'm not positive, but I don't think that's enough water. I seem to recall you should drink something like 10 to 12 eight ounce glasses of water a day. If that's right, you're only...
02-23-05, 08:34 AM
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Views: 312,122
Posted By Team853

What the heck do you eat for dinner?!? J/K :lol:

What the heck do you eat for dinner?!? J/K :lol:
02-21-05, 03:46 PM
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Views: 312,122
Posted By Team853

Well, tomorrow will mark five weeks since I...

Well, tomorrow will mark five weeks since I started and I've lost almost exactly 10 pounds, which is just about the rate of weight loss I was hoping for.

January 18, 2005 --> 213 lbs.
February...
01-27-05, 11:08 AM
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Views: 312,122
Posted By Team853

Thanks for the encouragement. The points you make...

Thanks for the encouragement. The points you make are all good ones. I haven't been nearly as active as I would like to be, so I'm sure muscle gain isn't the reason why I haven't lost weight,...
01-27-05, 10:20 AM
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Views: 312,122
Posted By Team853

:lol: I was just going to post the opposite! I've...

:lol: I was just going to post the opposite! I've been weighing myself daily and I'm beginning to get discouraged. I started seriously watching what I eat nine days ago, and although my weight...
01-20-05, 03:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 772
Posted By Team853

The thing is, it can often get to 98 degrees here...

The thing is, it can often get to 98 degrees here in July and August. To my knowledge, we have one of the most extreme variances in temperature of any city in the world. Anywhere from -40 and even...
01-20-05, 08:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 772
Posted By Team853

I think you owe it to all of us in colder...

I think you owe it to all of us in colder climates (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It's routinely been -40 with the windchill here the past month or so) to ride every single day that it's a "frigid" 15...
01-19-05, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 312,122
Posted By Team853

I check just about every morning at the same...

I check just about every morning at the same time, mostly because the curiousity gets to me. I can understand why you'd wait though. Seeing little change from one day to the next can be discouraging.
01-18-05, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 312,122
Posted By Team853

The problem I have with BMI is that it's way too...

The problem I have with BMI is that it's way too simplistic. According to the BMI, just about every running back in the NFL is severely overweight. Now, I'm not saying I'm like a running back from...
01-18-05, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 312,122
Posted By Team853

Hey Ron, Is there anywhere on FitDay that...

Hey Ron,

Is there anywhere on FitDay that offers a better description of the lifestyles? I chose Seated Work, with the intention of entering any exercise I do (like biking). But I wasn't sure if...
01-18-05, 01:07 PM
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Views: 312,122
Posted By Team853

I haven't seen Super Size Me yet, but I'd like...

I haven't seen Super Size Me yet, but I'd like to. I've heard from those that have seen it that you'll never want to eat McDonald's again. To be honest, halfway through eating McDonald's food I feel...
01-18-05, 11:44 AM
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Views: 312,122
Posted By Team853

Thanks, but I think admitting the problem is...

Thanks, but I think admitting the problem is going to be a lot easier than doing something about it. But I have a goal in mind and my intention is to get there this time. I'm eager to see how much...
01-18-05, 11:41 AM
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Views: 312,122
Posted By Team853

Thanks Ron, Wow, that's an excellent tool. I...

Thanks Ron,

Wow, that's an excellent tool. I created a profile and have begun tracking everything. I can already see where some of my problems lie, and they're not necessarily where I thought they...
01-18-05, 09:00 AM
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Views: 312,122
Posted By Team853

All right, I think I'm going to join this club. I...

All right, I think I'm going to join this club. I need all the help I can get. I weighed myself this morning and I've hit 213, which is the heaviest I've ever been. I'm 5'11" and should probably...
01-11-05, 02:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By Team853

I have an Avid SD7 on the back of my hardtail and...

I have an Avid SD7 on the back of my hardtail and a Shimano LX v-brake on the front. All I have to say is that as soon as I have the spare cash, front and back will both be SD7. They're lighter,...
01-07-05, 04:09 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By Team853

I'm an XC rider myself, so maybe my...

I'm an XC rider myself, so maybe my interpretation of the term "dirt jumping" is incorrect, but the guys I was referring to generally jump off these man-made dirt "jumps" (for lack of a better term)...
01-07-05, 03:11 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By Team853

I know several hardcore dirt jumpers who run...

I know several hardcore dirt jumpers who run discs on the front and Vs on the back because the sheer torque created by trying to stop themselves after jumps will snap their frames at either the...
12-22-04, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By Team853

Check out the 416 Reynolds frame here...

Check out the 416 Reynolds frame here (http://www.norco.com/05/2005bikes/supercross.php)
11-30-04, 03:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 15,912
Posted By Team853

I don't need to be excited about coming to work...

I don't need to be excited about coming to work that badly! Guess I'll stick with the daily grind... :lol:
11-30-04, 12:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 15,912
Posted By Team853

What's the typical salary range for a bike mechanic?

I'm contemplating a career change and I'm curious to know what the typical salary range is for a bike mechanic, preferrably in Canadian dollars, but any figure is fine. Can you make a living as a...
11-19-04, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By Team853

I have a used Ritchey stem that came on my bike...

I have a used Ritchey stem that came on my bike when I bought it and I've never had a problem with it. It seems to clamp tightly and stay clamped. Of course, it's at least a couple of years old, so I...
11-02-04, 04:29 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,344
Posted By Team853

Sweet! I suppose I couldn't use the Rapid Rise...

Sweet! I suppose I couldn't use the Rapid Rise derailleurs though?
11-02-04, 04:20 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,344
Posted By Team853

So could you use a 9 spd rear derailleur with 8...

So could you use a 9 spd rear derailleur with 8 spd shifters and an 8 spd cassette? My entire rig is 8 spd right now, but I'll need a new rear derailleur soon and would prefer not upgrading my...
09-16-04, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By Team853

Thanks for the tip. I'm not worried about the...

Thanks for the tip. I'm not worried about the chips from a cosmetic point of view, but if the chips lead to rust I won't be a happy camper.
09-16-04, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By Team853

Maintenance tips for a steel frame?

Does anyone have any tips for preventing rust and keeping a steel frame in top condition? My frame is relatively new (two years old) and in pretty good shape, but it's beginning to get somewhat...
08-23-04, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By Team853

I disagree. Properly tuned, most rear derailleurs...

I disagree. Properly tuned, most rear derailleurs should shift quite similarily. Most of the differences are in weight. Now, I'm not saying an Alivio RD will ever shift quite as nicely as an XTR, but...
07-30-04, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By Team853

That's a real nice ride, and it looks like it's...

That's a real nice ride, and it looks like it's in great condition. I'd say you got yourself a steal at $140!
07-30-04, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By Team853

Agreed. If you get lightweight rims (provided...

Agreed. If you get lightweight rims (provided you're not too heavy and will treat them right) and lightweight tubes and tires you'll notice a substantial difference over shaving the equivalent amount...
07-30-04, 12:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 24,291
Posted By Team853

I bought a Schraeder-adapter, so getting air into...

I bought a Schraeder-adapter, so getting air into presta tubes isn't a problem for me.
07-30-04, 12:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 24,291
Posted By Team853

Really? That's cool. I'll have to check into...

Really? That's cool. I'll have to check into that. Thanks!
07-30-04, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By Team853

It depends on how serious a rider you are. My...

It depends on how serious a rider you are. My steel hardtail weighs between 26 and 27 lbs, and I'm fine with that. I could drop almost two pounds if I bought a SID, but I don't race so it's not a big...
07-30-04, 12:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 24,291
Posted By Team853

OK, then on to my second question: One of my...

OK, then on to my second question: One of my bikes (the hardtail I ride for serious XC) has a schraeder valve on the front and a presta on the rear. I obviously can't fit a schraeder into the back...
07-30-04, 10:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 24,291
Posted By Team853

Presta/Schraeder valves: what's the advantage of one over the other?

Like the title says, what's the difference and advantage of each type of valve and are rims specific to each type?
07-22-04, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 377
Posted By Team853

Yet another bottom bracket question...

I don't really know thing one about how the bottom bracket works, but yesterday I had my bike in at my LBS and they "re-taped" my BB. Well, now the crank arm on the right side very slightly clips my...
07-19-04, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By Team853

There's still Deore-level stuff out there, but it...

There's still Deore-level stuff out there, but it seems to be getting harder and harder to find higher end stuff (not really a surprise since they've stopped making it). I'd love to get my hands on...
07-19-04, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By Team853

I'm currently running an 8-speed setup and I was...

I'm currently running an 8-speed setup and I was wondering if anyone knows of good outlets (preferably online) to buy 8-speed parts from. I realize they're getting harder to come by, but I'd like to...
07-10-04, 09:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 617
Posted By Team853

V-brakes offer a much higher degree of mechanical...

V-brakes offer a much higher degree of mechanical advantage than traditional cantilevers, and therefore you can't use normal canti levers with V's. If you tried to, you'd either end up with the brake...
06-27-04, 10:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 713
Posted By Team853

My XT V's are getting pretty worn out the...

My XT V's are getting pretty worn out the parallel push linkage is pretty sloppy and the front brake is rattling a bit. The thing is, they still have a tremendous amount of braking power. I've seen...
06-24-04, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,341
Posted By Team853

Probably. But (I might be wrong here) I thought...

Probably. But (I might be wrong here) I thought the more rise your stem had, the more slack your steering would be. Hence the reason department store bikes typically have stems almost pointing...
06-24-04, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,341
Posted By Team853

Any downsides to inverting stem?

I've recently made a change in my setup and I'm wondering if there are any drawbacks to it. Specifically, I've taken my Ritchey stem with a 5 degree rise and inverted it so it has a -5 degree rise. I...
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