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Gummee! 08-23-2010 09:52 AM

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Originally Posted by TheNedster
Dood! CF fork and 105? You stole that thing! Good find!:thumb

+1

:tb

I've sold Felt bikes. Nice stuff.

M

Stinez 08-23-2010 10:25 AM

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Originally Posted by trailer Rails
That looks like a sweet ride.

The Cateye sensor its should be available through QBP (your LBS should have an account). Depending on price you might want to just get a new computer.

So far so good on the ride. (One ~25 mile ride so far) :thumb


I just called the LBS about that kit.
They found it and it's $24. (MC100W parts kit)

They want $55 for the whole thing.

:deal

EvilGenius 08-23-2010 10:27 AM

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Originally Posted by zippy
http://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/bik/1913362704.html


but you have to swim the gulf to get it

:becca

Stinez 08-23-2010 11:21 AM

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Originally Posted by ducnut
Killer deal on the Felt. Those are really nice. Several guys who race 'cross out of the LBS have them, including the owner.



You can get all your computer needs here.

I've ordered from those guys several times.

I have the tires if I decide to try to race it. :augie


I've been buying my bike stuff from Tree Fort Bikes for a while now. :deal

I'm thinking that I'd like this Cateye Commuter because IMO it's always fun to know the temp. :evil

I'm also thinking about getting this tool kit and this CO2 pump IF I decide to order that computer. :thumb

Gummee! 08-23-2010 11:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Stinez
I have the tires if I decide to try to race it. :augie

Racing cross is *the* hardest thing I've done on 2 wheels. Period.

Get ready to have a great time doing it too.

:ricky

M

Stinez 08-23-2010 11:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Gummee!
Racing cross is *the* hardest thing I've done on 2 wheels. Period.

Get ready to have a great time doing it too.

:ricky

M

I'm not really geared towards racing and haven't wanted to race anything for a very long time. :deal

That said: I do think it'd be fun to go out there and ride their course(s) and see how things go. The key would be IMO to keep it fun and not to kill myself having that fun. :nod

YakSpout 08-23-2010 12:14 PM

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Originally Posted by kbasa
:clap

Was this the one in Santa Barbara?

Thanks. :D

Compared to Oz's ride, this was nothing. 16K of vertical? OMG :eek1 Nice work, Oznerol.

It started in Ventura and wound its way into Montecito, Santa Barbara and Goleta, then back down the coast to Ventura. Hit a couple roads I've never been on and want to ride again, both on the pedal bike and the motorcycle.

I didn't end up riding on Sunday. YakWife booked massages for us at a spot down the street and they were just the ticket.

I can't believe how much we could eat after the ride. We were like bottomless pits.

ducnut 08-23-2010 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Stinez

They want $55 for the whole thing.

If you buy a new computer, you want cadence. That's more important than the rest of the features.

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Originally Posted by Stinez
I'm also thinking about getting this tool kit and this CO2 pump IF I decide to order that computer. :thumb

That multi-tool is an excellent choice, as it has a chain tool and the 2mm and 2.5mm hex sizes that are used on cantilever brakes. It, also, has the 10mm wrench needed for the front straddle cable holder. I have this multi-tool. It's kinda' cool.

I have that inflator. It'll accept threaded cartridges in any size, otherwise non-threaded cartridges have to be the 16gram size. If you try to use paintball cartridges (12gram), the outer cage will not push them into the valve. You'll have to stuff something into the cage to take up the remaining space. DAMHIK.

Stinez 08-23-2010 01:25 PM

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Originally Posted by ducnut
If you buy a new computer, you want cadence. That's more important than the rest of the features.



That multi-tool is an excellent choice, as it has a chain tool and the 2mm and 2.5mm hex sizes that are used on cantilever brakes. It, also, has the 10mm wrench needed for the front straddle cable holder. I have this multi-tool. It's kinda' cool.

I have that inflator. It'll accept threaded cartridges in any size, otherwise non-threaded cartridges have to be the 16gram size. If you try to use paintball cartridges (12gram), the outer cage will not push them into the valve. You'll have to stuff something into the cage to take up the remaining space. DAMHIK.

Thanks for the info. :thumb

I've never used cadence and typically just rely on my legs, lungs and heart to keep me pedaling at a comfortable/bearable rate.
I could see where a heart rate monitor could come in handy for training but I'm not sure that I'd know how to gauge my needs with the cadence feature. :dunno

I like the looks of that tool but it seems to have more than I THINK I'd need.
I have a great big tool box at the hose and a complete kit for the truck so I'm not sure if I'd be duplicating and possibly carrying more than I'd need. Again ---> :dunno

I have a CO2 pump in each of my M/C travel kits but I'm not sure which cartridges I'm using in them. (I bought a case of them because they also work in my pellet gun but haven't looked at the size in a while. (No-threaded))

I need to do more research before moving forward. :deal

Thanks for the help. :super

VelvtRide 08-23-2010 01:44 PM

Serious question.
 
My dad is 58, slim at 180lbs and 5'11". He's an avid cyclist and, up until recently, has had no problems with riding a road bike on long distance rides(ie; 80+ miles).

Over the last month, he's changed his diet to a vegetarian one and he has begun having trouble with stamina towards the end of his longer rides, (ie:60+ miles). He's wondering if a specific diet the day before and/or right before the ride is the answer? He's never had to do that before, other than the regular high carb and hydration stuff.... power gels and whatnot while riding, too.

He feels that he may not be getting enough protein, and is trying to make up for that but wanted to post the question here to see if there are any other 'vegetarians' or similar eaters that have experienced this and what they have done about it. He has an appointment with his doctor for a physical, but that's not for a while and in the meantime, he still wants to ride.

Any suggestions? :ear

pierce 08-23-2010 01:49 PM

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Originally Posted by VelvtRide
My dad is 58, slim at 180lbs and 5'11". He's an avid cyclist and, up until recently, has had no problems with riding a road bike on long distance rides(ie; 80+ miles).

Over the last month, he's changed his diet to a vegetarian one and he has begun having trouble with stamina towards the end of his longer rides, ie:60+ miles). He's wondering if a specific diet the day before and/or right before the ride is the answer? He's never had to do that before, other than the regular high carb and hydration stuff.... power gels and whatnot while riding, too.

He feels that he may not be getting enough protein, and is trying to make up for that but wanted to post the question here to see if there are any other 'vegetarians' or similar eaters that have experienced this and what they have done about it. He has an appointment with his doctor for a physical, but that's not for a while and in the meantime, he still wants to ride.

Any suggestions? :ear

indeed, sounds to me like insufficient proteins, and its hard to find a proper source of complete protein in a vegetarian diet, most vegetable proteins are low density and/or incomplete. things like soy and whey based protein powders tend to be shy on a number of amino acids. Also, iron is important, needed to maintain red blood cells, and those are what carry oxygen to your muscles.

Stinez 08-23-2010 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by VelvtRide
My dad is 58, slim at 180lbs and 5'11". He's an avid cyclist and, up until recently, has had no problems with riding a road bike on long distance rides(ie; 80+ miles).

Over the last month, he's changed his diet to a vegetarian one and he has begun having trouble with stamina towards the end of his longer rides, ie:60+ miles). He's wondering if a specific diet the day before and/or right before the ride is the answer? He's never had to do that before, other than the regular high carb and hydration stuff.... power gels and whatnot while riding, too.

He feels that he may not be getting enough protein, and is trying to make up for that but wanted to post the question here to see if there are any other 'vegetarians' or similar eaters that have experienced this and what they have done about it. He has an appointment with his doctor for a physical, but that's not for a while and in the meantime, he still wants to ride.

Any suggestions? :ear

I don't have the answer but I do have a question.

Why would he change a diet that seems to have worked very well for him for 58 years? :scratch

VelvtRide 08-23-2010 03:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Stinez
I don't have the answer but I do have a question.

Why would he change a diet that seems to have worked very well for him for 58 years? :scratch

It wasn't his 'diet' that worked for 58 yrs.... it was what he was eating worked for his bicycling needs. However, he doesn't wish to eat that way anymore, but still wants to continue cycling.

I read something on the 'net that showed how to calculate how much protein an individual needed by dividing his weight by 2.2 and then multiplying 0.8 - 1.8 (depending how active you are) and whatever number came up was what you were supposed to have in protein. I'm not sure this is correct as I seem to read more varying explanations on the same subject.

Anyone know of a reputable site that they KNOW has the correct info to go by?

EvilGenius 08-23-2010 03:05 PM

11 miles and it's 108* outside.


Never again.

VelvtRide 08-23-2010 03:12 PM

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Originally Posted by EvilGenius
11 miles and it's 108* outside.


Never again.

I did that, too.


Once.


I feel your pain.


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