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Old 08-25-2007, 09:05 AM   #6001
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AFAIK, cops/medical personell can't really do anything with your SS#. you might want to make copys of your DL, or other ID and have that laminated, perhaps with a list of emergency contact numbers on the back.
Mine has my name, DOB, contact numbers for my wife and parents, my blood type, my blood pressure and resting heart rate. All on a military sized dog tag.

I wear it on bike and motocycle rides
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Old 08-25-2007, 09:06 AM   #6002
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Ceramic Bearings

Does anyone have any first hand experience with ceramic hub and bottom bracket bearings?

I am planning my fall/winter upgrade list...
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Old 08-25-2007, 01:27 PM   #6003
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Does anyone have any first hand experience with ceramic hub and bottom bracket bearings?

I am planning my fall/winter upgrade list...
Go surf roadbikereview...

You think OIL threads are divisive!

Personal opinion: IF yer lookin to eke out those last few seconds/yards that separate you from the win, go for it. If not, spend the money on something else that makes your bike happy. Buy a stand, learn to wrench, build new wheels, *something.* Oh, and if it'll make you ride more, that always helps, but don't excuse way spendy bearings!!

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Old 08-25-2007, 02:20 PM   #6004
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Buy a stand, learn to wrench, build new wheels, *something.*
I have all that junk, ceramic bearing might be the "something" though....

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Old 08-25-2007, 06:49 PM   #6005
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What a GREAT ride. More in a bit. There was a bit less climbing that I expected, but we had some washed out roads and still some hard work. A fantastic day. The bummer was a hard headwind on the steepest descent kept the top speed to 45 mph.
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Old 08-25-2007, 08:08 PM   #6006
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What a GREAT ride. More in a bit. There was a bit less climbing that I expected, but we had some washed out roads and still some hard work. A fantastic day. The bummer was a hard headwind on the steepest descent kept the top speed to 45 mph.
45 MPH. When I was doing 38 down a hill I thought I was going way to fast for a road bike tire. At 45, I would probably have a great time, or the stem would be the only thing you could see, because of the pucker factor.

Sounds like you had a good time.
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Old 08-25-2007, 08:20 PM   #6007
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The repair stand is plenty sturdy. I wouldn't try to hang my tandem off of it, but otherwise, it is good.
I hang my full suspension tandem off that very stand all the time with no trouble whatsoever. Those tubes look flimsy in the picture, but they are 1.5"-2" aluminum tubes. The stand is rock solid, has tons of height adjustment, and can rotate the bike 360 degrees vertically or horizontally without removing the bike from the clamp. Mine also has the world's cheesiest truing stand attachment on the top. It doesn't center the wheel at all so you couldn't build a wheel on it, but it works fine for fixing minor out-of-true conditions on a wheel. I also make great use of the toolbox that attaches to the stand to hold any parts and tools that are in frequent use while I am working. I prefer it over a Park stand, even the shop quality ones, although if I was swapping bikes out all day, I'd probably prefer the park quick release clamp mechanism.

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Old 08-25-2007, 08:50 PM   #6008
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Mine has my name, DOB, contact numbers for my wife and parents, my blood type, my blood pressure and resting heart rate. All on a military sized dog tag.

I wear it on bike and motocycle rides

That's a pretty nice list. Personally, I'd skip the BP/HR and put something else on (unless they're freakishly abnormal). Does it have your wife's name on it (or just the #)?


Also, I'd put a contact called "Emergency Contact" in your phone (rather than ICE). Some (many) providers don't know about ICE.


I work as an EMT, btw.
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Old 08-25-2007, 08:59 PM   #6009
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Mine has my name, DOB, contact numbers for my wife and parents, my blood type, my blood pressure and resting heart rate. All on a military sized dog tag.

I wear it on bike and motocycle rides
You really need to list your drug allergies and chronic diseases, such as Diabetes, Hemophilia, Asthma and the like.
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Old 08-25-2007, 10:17 PM   #6010
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I have all that junk, ceramic bearing might be the "something" though....

Mike
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I've got the same disease!

That's why the new mtn bike is gonna be all XTR.

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Old 08-25-2007, 10:20 PM   #6011
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I hang my full suspension tandem off that very stand all the time with no trouble whatsoever. Those tubes look flimsy in the picture, but they are 1.5"-2" aluminum tubes. The stand is rock solid, has tons of height adjustment, and can rotate the bike 360 degrees vertically or horizontally without removing the bike from the clamp. Mine also has the world's cheesiest truing stand attachment on the top. It doesn't center the wheel at all so you couldn't build a wheel on it, but it works fine for fixing minor out-of-true conditions on a wheel. I also make great use of the toolbox that attaches to the stand to hold any parts and tools that are in frequent use while I am working. I prefer it over a Park stand, even the shop quality ones, although if I was swapping bikes out all day, I'd probably prefer the park quick release clamp mechanism.

--sam
I'm gonna disagree on the clamp thing. I LOVE that Park clamp.

I bought the PBS G3 somethingoranother work stand last nite. Looks almost like Ultimate made it for em... Haven't gotten it outta the box yet. but the one on the floor I've played with swayed me. Seems like a quality piece of gear. As an added bonus, it folds down so you can take it to races.

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Old 08-26-2007, 07:00 AM   #6012
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You bought the Spin Doctor Pro G3???? Let me know what you think of it after you use it for a while.

I did a short ride for you guys, but I did 20 miles in 1:10 and was going for more, but just about got hit by a an old lady that was probably headed to church. She didn't look and never saw me. I decided it was better to come home and do something else. I am just about ready to buy one of the CO2 air blaster horns to mount on my bicycles. And no I don't live in a big city and no, we don't have any bike trails.
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Old 08-26-2007, 01:01 PM   #6013
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Did my first 100 mile weekend this weekend (if you count Friday as part of a long weekend ) and I am pooped.

Enjoyed (most of) it but now I am having big issues with sensitivity in a special place

What's the answer to soreness ? I see special creams in the local shop but I'm not sure how well they work. Would some better shorts do the trick, new seat ?

Any tips/brands/techniques would be most welcome
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Old 08-26-2007, 01:18 PM   #6014
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What's the answer to soreness ? I see special creams in the local shop but I'm not sure how well they work.
assos chamois cream works

good shorts are also recommended

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Old 08-26-2007, 01:29 PM   #6015
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assos chamois cream works

good shorts are also recommended

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Thanks Flaco. I'll look for that cream.

Can you define 'good shorts' Is it more padding/a type of padding or ??
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