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Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-04, 08:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,525
Posted By Chop

I wear generic prescription sports-glasses with...

I wear generic prescription sports-glasses with an elastic head band. They work great. Cost: about $130.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-04, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,204
Posted By Chop

The Saddle Soap will condition the leather to...

The Saddle Soap will condition the leather to some degree but it is more of a cleaner.

I used the Kiwi Mink Oil from Walmart to break in my B.17; it worked fine.

When the seat is broken in it...
10-11-04, 07:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 783
Posted By Chop

I eat them and I'm still covered from stem to...

I eat them and I'm still covered from stem to stern with body hair :eek: (yes, I am male).

BTW- I just got a box of 15 Carmel Apple Luna's from Nashbar along with some other stuff. They're on sale...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-04, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 630
Posted By Chop

Here's a link to one of my favorite subjects-...

Here's a link to one of my favorite subjects- Countersteering:

http://ist-socrates.berkeley.edu/~fajans/Teaching/Steering.htm
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-04, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By Chop

A LBS ordered a B.17 for me 4 weeks ago. It only...

A LBS ordered a B.17 for me 4 weeks ago. It only took 2 days to arrive at the shop. Give them a call:

Big Wheel Cycles
7029 Taft St
Hollywood, FL 33024
954-966-5545
10-08-04, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By Chop

First you have to figure out how many calories...

First you have to figure out how many calories you're burning each day.

Here's a caculator to use as a starting point:

http://www.caloriesperhour.com/index_burn.html
10-08-04, 08:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,090
Posted By Chop

The pimple on my butt.

The pimple on my butt.
10-06-04, 07:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,162
Posted By Chop

The "big three" are great exercises but I would...

The "big three" are great exercises but I would not recommend squats and deadlifts to someone that has never lifted before. These exercises take a lot of training to develop proper form; this could...
10-04-04, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,162
Posted By Chop

Start out by doing 3 basic full body workouts per...

Start out by doing 3 basic full body workouts per week. Rest at least one day between workouts (e.g. Mon.-Wed.-Fri.).

First warm up for 5 to 10 minutes on a bike, treadmill, or stair climber.
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10-01-04, 12:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,962
Posted By Chop

You're saying that a Smith squat, or any other...

You're saying that a Smith squat, or any other excercise using any type of machine, is not a compound excercise. Can you explain why?
09-30-04, 01:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,962
Posted By Chop

That's just one opinion. I use the Smith for...

That's just one opinion. I use the Smith for squats and have had no problems.

Here's another opinion on the subject:

http://www.exrx.net/ExInfo/SmithSquat1.html
09-29-04, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 913
Posted By Chop

Far out, man.

Far out, man.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-04, 01:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,541
Posted By Chop

They took the leather off the cow to make your...

They took the leather off the cow to make your saddle before they butchered the meat for me to eat.

I have nothing against vegetarians. It's self-righteous hypocrites that annoy me.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-04, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,238
Posted By Chop

I'll check them out. Thanks.

I'll check them out. Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-04, 08:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,541
Posted By Chop

Sorry, just a little humor. Didn't know you had...

Sorry, just a little humor. Didn't know you had such thin skin- fried pork rinds might help...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-04, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,238
Posted By Chop

Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-04, 08:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,541
Posted By Chop

VeganRider? Leather saddle? :rolleyes: from...

VeganRider? Leather saddle? :rolleyes:

from Dictionary.com:

"veg·an ( P ) Pronunciation Key (vgn, vjn)
n.
A vegetarian who eats plant products only, especially one who uses no products...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-04, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,238
Posted By Chop

That's something that concerns me. My legs are...

That's something that concerns me. My legs are considerably (proportionally) longer than my torso. The specs seem to indicate that the Roubaix has a proportionally longer "virtual" top tube; it may...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-04, 07:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,238
Posted By Chop

By all means, jack away! Inquiring minds (in W....

By all means, jack away! Inquiring minds (in W. Broward) want to know.

Thanks to everybody for the input!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-04, 07:37 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,946
Posted By Chop

I ride as part of an overall fitness program so a...

I ride as part of an overall fitness program so a little extra resistance is not necessarily a bad thing. Another advantage is that I can run over more debris, speed bumps etc. without bending rims...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-04, 08:15 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,946
Posted By Chop

190 lbs 700x32c 80 psi

190 lbs
700x32c
80 psi
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-04, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,238
Posted By Chop

Specialized Roubaix?

I've been thinking about getting a new road bike. I currently have a steel framed cyclocross and like the ride. Stopped by an LBS to see what was available in a lighter steel road bike.

The...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-04, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By Chop

Duh.. yeah...what he said.

Duh.. yeah...what he said.
Forum: Foo
09-07-04, 01:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,895
Posted By Chop

Try smoking crack instead. Guaranteed to help you...

Try smoking crack instead. Guaranteed to help you lose weight.
08-31-04, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By Chop

I have a 34" inseam and ride a 56cm Cross-check....

I have a 34" inseam and ride a 56cm Cross-check. If I went any bigger the top tube would be too long for me. With a 35" inseam, you may want to try a 57cm.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-04, 12:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 939
Posted By Chop

My condolences.

My condolences.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-04, 10:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 939
Posted By Chop

My last order, which was my first (?), took 29...

My last order, which was my first (?), took 29 days to arrive. Shipping was free; you get what you pay for.
08-06-04, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,357
Posted By Chop

Bianchi Volpe

Bianchi Volpe
06-22-04, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,065
Posted By Chop

You could buy the Cross-Check frame only and have...

You could buy the Cross-Check frame only and have it built up the way you want.

At 6' & 215 lbs my 56cm Cross-Check is big enough for me. They are available up to 62cm; you should be able to find...
06-22-04, 07:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,365
Posted By Chop

:beer: Best of luck!

:beer: Best of luck!
06-17-04, 07:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 46,374
Posted By Chop

Isn't that called "Ankling"?

Isn't that called "Ankling"?
06-17-04, 07:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,502
Posted By Chop

Talk about an off-topic hijacked thread...

Talk about an off-topic hijacked thread...
06-16-04, 12:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,165
Posted By Chop

What he said!

What he said!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-04, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By Chop

I take 5 grams of creatine monohydrate per day...

I take 5 grams of creatine monohydrate per day and have had no problems. Drink a MINIMUM of one gallon of water per day.

It has really helped my sprinting speed.
06-14-04, 07:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,931
Posted By Chop

I use the Whey Blend product from...

I use the Whey Blend product from http://www.allthewhey.com

It tastes good mixed with water or skim milk and at $19.99 + $5.95 shipping for 5 lbs it's the lowest priced protein powder I've found....
06-10-04, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By Chop

:roflmao:

:roflmao:
06-09-04, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 938
Posted By Chop

I bought my Cross-Check about a month ago. I...

I bought my Cross-Check about a month ago. I wanted a steel frame. My first three choices, the Bianchi Volpe, LeMond Poprad & Jamis Nova were not available from the manufacturers due to a shortage of...
06-08-04, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,365
Posted By Chop

I recently bought a Surly Cross-check. I'm 6'...

I recently bought a Surly Cross-check. I'm 6' with a 34" inseam (measured to the floor).

I was going to order a 58cm, the LBS talked me into a 56cm. Good thing I listened- the 56 fit great after...
06-07-04, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,214
Posted By Chop

Crunches are fine but many people make the...

Crunches are fine but many people make the mistake of doing huge sets of 100 or more reps. This turns the excercise into a cardio workout.

To increase strength and muscle tone keep the sets under...
Forum: Touring
05-20-04, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By Chop

Pedals

Has anyone tried the MKS Sylvan Tour Wide Pedals & XL Steel Toe Clips shown on the attached link?

I was wondering if they would be prone to scraping while cornering on my Surly Cross-check.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-04, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By Chop

I just got my factory built Cross-check last...

I just got my factory built Cross-check last week. Paid $800.

It has 2 rings on the crank (48/36) and a 9 spd cog. I prefer this setup to the 3 front 8 rear on the custom you're looking at.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-04, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,351
Posted By Chop

I'm thinking of trying the MKS Sylvan Tour Wide...

I'm thinking of trying the MKS Sylvan Tour Wide Pedals & XL Steel Toe Clips shown on the attached link. If I get them I'll let you know how they work out.

http://www.yellowjersey.org/toeclip.html
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-04, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,580
Posted By Chop

My girlfreind is about the same size. What size...

My girlfreind is about the same size. What size Trek did you get?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-04, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,351
Posted By Chop

I picked up my new Surly Cross-check last Friday....

I picked up my new Surly Cross-check last Friday. It's my first real road bike with drop handlebars and derailleur-type gears. As I become accustomed to it I'm enjoying it more but the necessity of...
05-14-04, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,019
Posted By Chop

I do upper body lifts 3 times a week & leg lifts...

I do upper body lifts 3 times a week & leg lifts only one day. I'll ride on the same day that I do my leg workout: weights in the morning, bike in the evening.

The day after is my rest day: no...
05-12-04, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By Chop

Sneaking away to bikeforums.com helps.

Sneaking away to bikeforums.com helps.
05-12-04, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By Chop

Energy on bike. No energy at work. ...

Energy on bike.

No energy at work.

Sounds like a lack of interest to me.
05-12-04, 08:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,297
Posted By Chop

[QUOTE=Schiek] "Yeah, but I'm a lawyer...we're...

[QUOTE=Schiek] "Yeah, but I'm a lawyer...we're much worse." [QUOTE]

Can't argue that.
05-11-04, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,329
Posted By Chop

Sweating aside, what does seem to get easier over...

Sweating aside, what does seem to get easier over time is breathing the humid air.

If I leave S FL for just a couple days it usually takes me a day or so to get used to breathing the thick air...
05-11-04, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,329
Posted By Chop

It's always hot and humid here. I don't...

It's always hot and humid here. I don't acclimate, I sweat.
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