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Old 07-14-2009, 09:32 AM   #11506
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This gives me hope. Good on ya!
I lost 60 (since gained back 15 ) and cycling was THE best way for me to get the weight off - I was doing a ton of swimming prior to getting a bike but my shoulders weren't keen on 5 miles a week.
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Old 07-14-2009, 07:33 PM   #11507
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Shameless plug:

The blog for my bike shop, written by one of the kids that works for me.

Just cause. He knows his bike stuff, too!

Velox Cycles
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:38 PM   #11508
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Whereabouts in the Fort are y'all?

We're (Stick and I) are headed yer way end of next month

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Old 07-14-2009, 10:50 PM   #11509
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Whereabouts in the Fort are y'all?

We're (Stick and I) are headed yer way end of next month

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We are :

Velox Cycles
636 S. College Ave
Ft Collins, co

We are just north of campus, right next to The Screaming Peach, the waxing salon.
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Old 07-15-2009, 08:25 AM   #11510
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We are :

Velox Cycles
636 S. College Ave
Ft Collins, co

We are just north of campus, right next to The Screaming Peach, the waxing salon.


Stick's gonna be in town at the end of the month. WE are gonna be there end of next month.

We'll hafta stop in

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Old 07-15-2009, 12:14 PM   #11511
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We are :

Velox Cycles
636 S. College Ave
Ft Collins, co

We are just north of campus, right next to The Screaming Peach, the waxing salon.
The screaming peach....
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:48 PM   #11512
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Anyone else have an SKS Renkompressor pump? I just put a new head on mine, and it's definitely sucking. Won't inflate either a Presta or a Schraeder tube... I must be doing something wrong...
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:00 PM   #11513
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Learning to suffer was the one thing that returned the biggest rewards for me. Riding through a major bonk, and other less than perfect conditions to finish a race; and upgrade a category is good stuff.

I may not have been the most talented rider to line up, but I could sure suffer; and go home satisfied that I never gave up. I have throwen up after a hard effort though.
ya know... thanks... that is a very good point! Suffering IS part of the learning curve.... and I passed.

thank you for that one.
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:03 PM   #11514
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Shameless plug:

The blog for my bike shop, written by one of the kids that works for me.

Just cause. He knows his bike stuff, too!

Velox Cycles
I can vouch for him too.... goes above and beyond!!!!
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:06 PM   #11515
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IN SEARCH OF/FOR.....



YETI AS-R

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my bike is in need of a burial after this weekend.

pm me if you would.. thanks
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:53 PM   #11516
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Bullet dodged.

Went to a triathlon store to test ride a Cervelo P3 today. Rode my Cannonball to the store, swapped bikes, did a loop of central park, and got back on my bike to do a loop back home.

Verdict: The P3 is a sweet ride - but not 5k sweeter than the C. I may end up spending a fraction of that on getting a proper fitting (at which I might wind up with different aero bars, etc), but for now, I'm sticking with ol' blue.

By the way, I did a tri in NJ on Sunday - photos forthcoming. I finished 37th of about 200. w00t!

Next on the calendar: moto support at the NYC tri (sold out by the time I tried to register), followed by a sprint mid-august, followed by Ironman Cancun 70.3...
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Old 07-15-2009, 07:26 PM   #11517
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I have been biking since may this year. Riding a womens navigator 100 (hey it was free), and was really curious about how many miles I had been doing weekly.

I put a bell cycle computer on, calibrated using mile markers on a local bike path.

I have ended up doing 45 miles per week.

Not bad for a fat guy.

Maybe next year I will drop some coin on a cyclocross bike.
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:42 AM   #11518
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Anyone else have an SKS Renkompressor pump? I just put a new head on mine, and it's definitely sucking. Won't inflate either a Presta or a Schraeder tube... I must be doing something wrong...
ALL of the Schrader/Presta pumps I’ve bought require that I push the head WAY down on the stem to get them to pump/flow.

And with the Schrader stem the flow into the tire is so low that the pump gauge pressure jumps up with each stroke so I have to pause between strokes.

I haven’t figured out why….
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:21 AM   #11519
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ALL of the Schrader/Presta pumps I’ve bought require that I push the head WAY down on the stem to get them to pump/flow.

And with the Schrader stem the flow into the tire is so low that the pump gauge pressure jumps up with each stroke so I have to pause between strokes.

I haven’t figured out why….
i have a specialized 'air tool pro' full sized floor pump that works great on schraeder or presto with the same head. I've even used it to pump up a CAR tire
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Old 07-16-2009, 09:04 AM   #11520
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ALL of the Schrader/Presta pumps I’ve bought require that I push the head WAY down on the stem to get them to pump/flow.

And with the Schrader stem the flow into the tire is so low that the pump gauge pressure jumps up with each stroke so I have to pause between strokes.

I haven’t figured out why….
I must not be pushing it down far enough. I'll figure it out tonight, need to get out for a ride.

The SKS pump has been fine over the years, and the old head was good, until the rubber got all Flugged... and yes, Pierce, it's worked well on car tires and the GS, too.
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