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12-21-14, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,591
Posted By alexdrozd

Wow! You guys are great! I learned more in these...

Wow! You guys are great! I learned more in these few postings than I could find anywhere online. Icyclist, you really explained it well. I did finally find Yosemite Bike & Sport after calling 3 LBS...
12-20-14, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,591
Posted By alexdrozd

I went on Yosemite web site and they say they...

I went on Yosemite web site and they say they rent them in the "warmer" months. Not sure if they consider May a warmer month. And they only rent them by the day. Any bike shops nearby that rent for a...
12-20-14, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,591
Posted By alexdrozd

Bike rentals in Yosemite

Hi,
We are flying into Fresno then driving to Yosemite for a week in May 2015. Where is the best place to rent bikes? Would I be better off in Fresno, somewhere along route 41, or is there a place...
Forum: Touring
08-27-12, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 757
Posted By alexdrozd

Size of rental car when renting bikes on vacation?

My wife and I plan on spending a week in California for vacation. I think it will be too much of a hassle sending our bikes out or bringing them with us since we will probably only do 25 miles per...
06-08-12, 09:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,316
Posted By alexdrozd

Thanks for all the replies. I have learned a lot...

Thanks for all the replies. I have learned a lot in the responses.
06-07-12, 10:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,316
Posted By alexdrozd

Feeling the weight of new tires, maybe.

I just changed the Continental GP4000 700 x 25 tires on my Giant FCR1 for Continental Gatorskin 700 x 28 tires for a "better" ride. Am I crazy or should the 145 gram difference (215 vs 360) per tire...
02-04-10, 10:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 696
Posted By alexdrozd

When your wallet is full!

When your wallet is full!
02-03-10, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By alexdrozd

Ankle Weights & Pedaling

When I was younger I used to wear ankle weights when running. Back then I thought I was gaining muscle strength and would be faster or jump higher when I removed them. Does anyone see a benefit to...
11-24-09, 11:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,268
Posted By alexdrozd

Steam Cleaning Stuff

I just saw a sale on a small, hand held steam cleaner for $50. Has anyone tried steam cleaning their chain? cassette? Do you think it would work well?
11-17-09, 11:32 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,060
Posted By alexdrozd

My regular doctor recommended PT for me too but I...

My regular doctor recommended PT for me too but I was in so much pain I couldn't even think about doing any movements. I was on crutches in fact because it hurt too much to weight bear. Now that the...
11-16-09, 03:56 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,060
Posted By alexdrozd

I have had lower back pain on and off for years....

I have had lower back pain on and off for years. I have a slightly bulging disc (like most people in their 50's have) but nothing serious enough to have surgery. I had been going to a chiropractor...
10-27-09, 09:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 236
Posted By alexdrozd

Forward tilting chair for low back pain

My chiro recommended getting a "forward tilting chair" to ease lower back pain when working on a computer. I have read some articles on the web agreeing with this, the problem is finding one. I found...
08-19-09, 11:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,187
Posted By alexdrozd

Cygolite MityCross 350. One terrific light....

Cygolite MityCross 350. One terrific light. Planetbike Superflash
08-19-09, 10:11 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,064
Posted By alexdrozd

Originally Posted by The Smokester View Post I...

Originally Posted by The Smokester View Post
I am still mystified as to why a recumbent cannot climb... Most of the climbing on a DF is not done standing, but rather uses just muscle power sitting...
08-18-09, 01:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,064
Posted By alexdrozd

I live in Ct. I was enthusiastic the first year,...

I live in Ct. I was enthusiastic the first year, but it wore off.
08-18-09, 10:34 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,064
Posted By alexdrozd

Here are some things I found out with the bent I...

Here are some things I found out with the bent I used to own.

Didn't realize you need two mirrors, very hard to turn your head to see behind you.

My back always hurt on my Bachetta Giro 26 SWB,...
07-14-09, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By alexdrozd

So, I guess the short answer is yes, it is...

So, I guess the short answer is yes, it is predetermined.

The exception being if you have more than 1 strong rider the team director either chooses one or let's them fight it out on their own as...
07-14-09, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By alexdrozd

Tour de France question

Please educate me. I know the race is a team sport and the riders all have their "jobs" to do on the team. But is it predetermined who on the team (unbeknownst to us) is supposed to win and everyone...
06-19-09, 10:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,209
Posted By alexdrozd

Rodrigai. What does EPO stand for?

Rodrigai. What does EPO stand for?
Forum: Northeast
06-08-09, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 817
Posted By alexdrozd

I did 50 last year and will do 50 this year.

I did 50 last year and will do 50 this year.
06-03-09, 10:39 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,492
Posted By alexdrozd

I did a little more homework on this. I got a...

I did a little more homework on this. I got a digital pull scale and put the cleats to a test.

The M520 or A530 shimano cleats with any combination of her shoes or mine took an unscientific pull...
05-26-09, 10:06 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,492
Posted By alexdrozd

Here is the weekend report. Her cleats were...

Here is the weekend report.

Her cleats were tight on her Shimano MTB shoes. The shoes were tight on her feet. The pedals were set on the easiest tension. Just to make sure I tightened the screw...
05-21-09, 06:07 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,492
Posted By alexdrozd

Thanks for all the info. Will need it. She...

Thanks for all the info. Will need it.

She fell hard last night on a bike trail. She was alone. Unclipped one side but for some reason lost her balance and fell on the side that wasn't unclipped....
05-20-09, 10:21 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,492
Posted By alexdrozd

I still mix up the use of then and than, sorry...

I still mix up the use of then and than, sorry about that.

They are MTB shoes and yes, she really wants to use clipless. After trying them she likes them over the cages but is still a little...
05-18-09, 05:35 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,492
Posted By alexdrozd

The cleats are SH-56.

The cleats are SH-56.
05-17-09, 06:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,492
Posted By alexdrozd

What MTB pedal is easier to unclip then the Shimano?

My wife has tried both the M520 and A530 Shimano style pedal and has problems unclipping them. She wants something that unclips very easily. They were both set on the easiest tension. Is there a...
04-27-09, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By alexdrozd

Spread the load with a Crankbrothers Quattro SPD...

Spread the load with a Crankbrothers Quattro SPD road pedal. 2 sided entry, works great.
04-26-09, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,514
Posted By alexdrozd

Thanks for all the great advice. Will look into...

Thanks for all the great advice. Will look into the Specialized saddles, raising the handlebars and/or lowering the seat. These ideas make sense. Bents are out of the question right now, she tried...
04-20-09, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,514
Posted By alexdrozd

Another question about woman's saddles

I started a previous post but canceled it until I found out more info. Here it is again.

My wife has a problem and I'm not sure what to do. After only about an hour of riding the lips of her...
04-20-09, 10:07 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,107
Posted By alexdrozd

No, I am not paying extra. I buy loose shorts...

No, I am not paying extra. I buy loose shorts that don't have any padding. The underwear is the padding I guess. And yes, that's when I'm riding my DF.
04-19-09, 07:18 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,107
Posted By alexdrozd

Always wear undies with loose shorts. Never had a...

Always wear undies with loose shorts. Never had a problem. Never knew I should have a problem. Did a century on the most humid and hottest days a couple of years ago. No chafing.
04-19-09, 06:30 PM
Forum: Recumbent
04-14-09, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,381
Posted By alexdrozd

I agree the ability to change positions is huge....

I agree the ability to change positions is huge. Because even though I am very comfortable in my easy chair or bed, after awhile I still need to change my body position for comfort. A recumbent does...
02-03-09, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By alexdrozd

Cygolite Mitycross Lites

Anyone try out these new lights yet? They look great.
11-26-08, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,032
Posted By alexdrozd

Ordering from Mec.ca to ship to the U.S.?

Anybody order stuff from Mec.ca to be shipped to the US? I am a little concerned about Customs. On their website it states they have no idea what the Customs charge will be, that will be a separate...
10-24-08, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,429
Posted By alexdrozd

Neither fluid or mag resistance. Look at ...

Neither fluid or mag resistance. Look at 1upusa.com Fantastic design, very quiet, excellent customer support, outstanding reviews.
06-04-08, 11:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,246
Posted By alexdrozd

I was wondering how someone like Will Dehne can...

I was wondering how someone like Will Dehne can do a Century everyday for 30 days in a row. Was he a professional when he was younger? I feel so intimidated by his feat. I always think to myself if...
05-15-08, 05:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,831
Posted By alexdrozd

Here's something that might work. ...

Here's something that might work.

http://www.boomersintheknow.com/mawaca.html
05-09-08, 11:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,396
Posted By alexdrozd

Crankbrothers Quattro are excellent pedals. They...

Crankbrothers Quattro are excellent pedals. They are bulletproof and allow 2 sided entry. Their large platform is great and I am not sure about their degree of float but my knees have never felt any...
04-07-08, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,666
Posted By alexdrozd

http://www.dpsnutrition.net/get_item_no341.htm ...

http://www.dpsnutrition.net/get_item_no341.htm

NOW Carbo Gain is the brand. Here is the cheapest site I have found. One warning though, it doesn't mix very well. You have to get used to the taste.
04-07-08, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,666
Posted By alexdrozd

maltodextrin vs anything else?

I like mixing maltodextrin in my water bottle to drink while I'm riding. Is this just as beneficial to me as say Gu20, or any of the other gels that promote high energy? It's pretty cheap buying this...
04-04-08, 05:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 982
Posted By alexdrozd

http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/k7.html#9cassettes...

http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/k7.html#9cassettes

I found all the different cassettes I was asking about at Harris Cyclery in Mass. In fact, there was a link right from Sheldon's website! They are...
04-03-08, 06:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 982
Posted By alexdrozd

I am looking at 9 speed cassettes on Sheldon...

I am looking at 9 speed cassettes on Sheldon Brown's site. I don't use my 11 tooth but would like to raise my 28 tooth. He lists 4 cassettes that would accomplish this. "Cyclotouriste 13" 13-34,...
04-02-08, 03:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 982
Posted By alexdrozd

I know what a compact and triple is, but what is...

I know what a compact and triple is, but what is a standard?
04-01-08, 11:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 908
Posted By alexdrozd

Crankbrothers Quattro are great. Double sided...

Crankbrothers Quattro are great. Double sided entry, lots of foot support, and can be used with road or mtb depending on the cleats.
03-30-08, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By alexdrozd

Thanks. So getting all the money from the buyer...

Thanks. So getting all the money from the buyer first is the way to go. The seller, as long as he describes the bike pretty well, should not have any repercussions from the buyer. I guess the buyer...
03-29-08, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By alexdrozd

I know about Craigslist, that's if it sells...

I know about Craigslist, that's if it sells locally which would be the easiest way. But my question is if I sell to someone I can't meet, someone out of state. Surely someone here has gone thru the...
03-29-08, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By alexdrozd

Advice on selling a bike online

Hi,
I need advice because I've never done this before. If I sell my bike online, not thru e-bay, what is the best way to handle the money transfer? One way or another it seems like the other party...
03-19-08, 11:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,374
Posted By alexdrozd

I don't understand why someone said the average...

I don't understand why someone said the average rider doesn't pull up on his or her pedals. I use clipless on my trainer. Try to spin with one foot not clipped in. I can't do it. Doesn't this prove...
03-13-08, 10:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By alexdrozd

The only thing I didn't like about the A520's was...

The only thing I didn't like about the A520's was single sided entry. I have switched to Crankbrothers Quattro. They work GREAT!
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