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05-28-14, 08:51 AM
05-28-14, 08:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,081
Posted By tjax

Thanks everyone. Took the bike to a shop, and...

Thanks everyone. Took the bike to a shop, and just asked them to look at the brakes, didn't even tell them what happened. Bike was ridden twice, first on a 2.5 mile ride, and second on a 19 mile ride...
05-28-14, 08:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,081
Posted By tjax

User error is usually 99.9% of all injuries I...

User error is usually 99.9% of all injuries I believe, but not having a bike that gives you control is merely a contributing factor, and dangerous.
05-27-14, 04:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,081
Posted By tjax

Thanks for your suggestions all, I am taking the...

Thanks for your suggestions all, I am taking the bike to another shop tonight, I will let you know of my findings.
05-27-14, 03:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,081
Posted By tjax

I did not, and it would have seemed somewhat...

I did not, and it would have seemed somewhat normal at slow speeds, but at about 10MPH+ you can definitely tell right away they are not responsive. She has ridden for many years, and I now know to...
05-27-14, 03:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,081
Posted By tjax

Sadly, one was not worn due to her extreme...

Sadly, one was not worn due to her extreme stubbornness. I also kept pushing to have her wear one. I know without a doubt, she will never ride without one again, and she is using this as a lesson to...
05-27-14, 03:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,081
Posted By tjax

I understand were you are going with this, but...

I understand were you are going with this, but failure at speeds higher than your average riding speed would only be present in that circumstance. Are you now going to tell me that one should not...
05-27-14, 03:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,081
Posted By tjax

Litigation is against my core beliefs, other than...

Litigation is against my core beliefs, other than serious loss of injury. I want the bike fixed, and I want to know what caused the failure. I did not make mention of a law suit, and it is not the...
05-27-14, 03:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,081
Posted By tjax

If that is the case I had no idea. Info like this...

If that is the case I had no idea. Info like this is why I ask.
05-27-14, 12:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,081
Posted By tjax

Sister was in serious accident, not sure what to do about this...

This may go to another thread but please hear me out without judgement, and let me know what might be best to do.

My sister purchased a new mountain bike two weeks ago and went on a bike ride...
04-16-14, 09:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,349
Posted By tjax

Ok, so I am going to get a lot of hate for this...

Ok, so I am going to get a lot of hate for this but here it goes.

I think the need for so many spokes, and certain tires sizes are completely bogus. Everyone on this forum seems to make a big...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-14, 02:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,893
Posted By tjax

OK I got everything figured out. The cleats were...

OK I got everything figured out. The cleats were too recessed in the shoes. So LBS gave me some risers and installed them. Got the other pedal on and now I can use the new setup. Had a couple rides...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-14, 03:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,893
Posted By tjax

Clearly I need some biking friends, but at this...

Clearly I need some biking friends, but at this point the included cleat does not insert onto the one pedal I have installed.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-14, 03:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,893
Posted By tjax

*^&(*&% That's what was getting me!!!

*^&(*&% That's what was getting me!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-14, 03:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,893
Posted By tjax

Pardon the embarrassing question... but

I feel as if this should come natural being a biker and all, but I can't seem to find a helpfull Youtube video or instructional to help me figure out how all this works, and before you scorn me, just...
04-11-14, 09:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,297
Posted By tjax

Leadville is my favorite place to be here in CO,...

Leadville is my favorite place to be here in CO, and Twin Lakes. I will be watching this thread, and keeping track. :)
04-11-14, 09:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,495
Posted By tjax

The good news is you build endurance and can go...

The good news is you build endurance and can go farther very quick. Your going to surprise yourself.
04-10-14, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,395
Posted By tjax

Follow him on Strava! Ernest Gagnon | Cyclist on...

Follow him on Strava! Ernest Gagnon | Cyclist on Strava (http://www.strava.com/athletes/272804)
04-10-14, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By tjax

It's ok! I just got cleared to ride a bike today...

It's ok! I just got cleared to ride a bike today after recovering from surgery. I'm in the same shoes, and I am slow. So it works out.
04-10-14, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,690
Posted By tjax

I wouldn't mind seeing them go...

I wouldn't mind seeing them go...
04-10-14, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By tjax

I too live in CO, let me know if you ever want to...

I too live in CO, let me know if you ever want to coordinate a "Bike forums - People of Colorado" ride. LOL
04-07-14, 08:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,207
Posted By tjax

Kc0ngg here, by the looks of your call sign you...

Kc0ngg here, by the looks of your call sign you live close to Colorado?
04-07-14, 10:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,207
Posted By tjax

Congrats! My very first ride, when I bought my...

Congrats! My very first ride, when I bought my road bike was 2 miles. I thought I was going to die, that was a year ago, since that time, a 30 mile round trip has been attainable before I had my...
04-06-14, 09:00 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 11,688
Posted By tjax

[QE=WonderMonkey;16648050]All shiny sitting there...

[QE=WonderMonkey;16648050]All shiny sitting there mocking you! How can you stand it?[/QUOTE]

I can't. I had to confine it to my basement so it would stop laughing at me.
04-06-14, 06:54 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 11,688
Posted By tjax

I had surgery last month. I really hope I get...

I had surgery last month. I really hope I get cleared to ride by the end of the month. I got a new bike that has not been ridden and is begging for a punishment. Hopefully I can get 50 miles, it's a...
04-06-14, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,978
Posted By tjax

Trek x-caliber 6 or 7. I tried the REI brands...

Trek x-caliber 6 or 7. I tried the REI brands diamondback and Novara. I was not impressed. They don't come with any awesome features like hydraulic brakes in the less than $800 models. At least you...
04-04-14, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,143
Posted By tjax

Hey, so I have a Rox Shox XC32 fork I can convert...

Hey, so I have a Rox Shox XC32 fork I can convert to air, so I am questioning whether or not I would like to use the spring, or the air springs. The fork has never been used, so I can freely do the...
04-04-14, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,143
Posted By tjax

Air spring or coil fork for a mammoth?

I purchased a 29er bike with a coil fork, and am interested in converting it to air. Which one of these types would be better for a 280 pound heffer (coil or fork)? The fork is a RockShox XC32 (coil...
04-03-14, 12:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,559
Posted By tjax

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping...

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch." -unknown
04-03-14, 12:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,559
Posted By tjax

Find the right Bike Shop for you, and stick with...

Find the right Bike Shop for you, and stick with them for life. My favorite bike shop in Colorado is Olde Town Bike Shop in Colorado Springs. The reps there make me feel very comfortable at bike...
04-03-14, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,078
Posted By tjax

Clips?

I used my REI stipend and got a pair of biking shoes. I have really been wanting to try clips. I was thinking getting some Crank Brothers, are there any pedals you guys like to use, or find as a...
04-01-14, 10:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,379
Posted By tjax

True, but I failed to mention the frame was also...

True, but I failed to mention the frame was also to big. This is what I get for always being in these forms on my phone. Lacking pertinent information.
03-28-14, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,054
Posted By tjax

HAHA fair enough

HAHA fair enough
03-28-14, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By tjax

I choose Trek, only because they warranty their...

I choose Trek, only because they warranty their Mtn Bikes for riders up to 300 pounds, and my 280 pound fat @$$ seems to feel comfortable with that warranty. That's the only reason why all my bikes...
03-28-14, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By tjax

I overlooked the height aspect to this situation.

I overlooked the height aspect to this situation.
03-28-14, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,054
Posted By tjax

I hate you for not putting SPOILER ALERT in your...

I hate you for not putting SPOILER ALERT in your post title. :crash: LOL
03-28-14, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By tjax

What about this? Diamondback Recoil 29 -...

What about this?

Diamondback Recoil 29 - Bicycle Village (http://bicyclevillage.com/product/14diamondback-recoil-29-195845-1.htm)
03-27-14, 09:55 AM
03-26-14, 03:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,154
Posted By tjax

I have the Trek and I absolutely love my bike....

I have the Trek and I absolutely love my bike. It's smooth and has yet to have a problem. The reinforced tires are also awesome, I haven't had a flat yet. If you have any specific questions, I can...
03-26-14, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,379
Posted By tjax

29er Questions

So I pulled the trigger and purchased a 29er. I have a road bike and a hybrid, and have always wanted a 29er, but knew I would use it the least. So this weekend I went to a big tent discontinued bike...
11-05-13, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,602
Posted By tjax

My coworker and I went on a Bike purchasing date...

My coworker and I went on a Bike purchasing date a few weeks ago. He purchased the above Cannondale, and I got a Trek 7.4 (to match my other Trek bikes). We both rode each others, I can't tell a...
11-05-13, 04:57 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,843
Posted By tjax

OP you remind me of a politician, just can't...

OP you remind me of a politician, just can't MYOB.
I can't hear jack over the sound of my tires on gravel on my favorite trail through the city, therefore to ease the constant mind numbing noise I...
11-04-13, 01:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,544
Posted By tjax

HAHAH Yes if I could get my B size moobs to a...

HAHAH Yes if I could get my B size moobs to a nice A I would be happy.
10-30-13, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 993
Posted By tjax

Go to the bike section at REI and they sell a...

Go to the bike section at REI and they sell a tire insert that goes between the tube and the tire. It claims that it cannot be penetrated, and will protect your tube. It's a very thin piece of...
Forum: Foo
10-30-13, 11:28 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,743
Posted By tjax

I have read the Obamacare law all the way through...

I have read the Obamacare law all the way through because it really impacts my family. I can tell you that if the program is discontinued, the company has until January 1st to find a traditional...
10-28-13, 12:28 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 6,784
Posted By tjax

I have thought about cents per mile. Than I try...

I have thought about cents per mile. Than I try to equate it to how much joy per mile I get out of the ride. Than I realize there is no mathematically fiscal justification that can relate to how much...
10-28-13, 12:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,056
Posted By tjax

I also hope to join the weight loss ranks, but...

I also hope to join the weight loss ranks, but finding tasty low calorie foods is a real pain in the duff.
10-27-13, 11:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 830
Posted By tjax

I also forgot, a lot of people wear headphones.

I also forgot, a lot of people wear headphones.
10-27-13, 11:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 830
Posted By tjax

AHHHH, I can answer this from my own experience,...

AHHHH, I can answer this from my own experience, I live in the Garden of the God's area (Colorado Springs) in the Rockrimmon hood.

I ride Santa Fe Trail (Follows I25 corridor from Monument...
10-27-13, 10:11 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,782
Posted By tjax

When it comes to the internet EVERYONE is an...

When it comes to the internet EVERYONE is an expert. Rather than tell you about my business building LED lamps for fish tanks, and my wealth of "knowledge." I would rather give you a reference point....
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