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06-20-19, 04:21 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,046
Posted By luevelvet

The lungs were designed to take in any chemical...

The lungs were designed to take in any chemical you breathe in and pass it to the bloodstream Thereís no rule thatís says itís only designed for oxygen. Nitrogen, CO2 etc are all part of the air we...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,287
Posted By luevelvet

After 15 years we hope she got it working as well...

After 15 years we hope she got it working as well lol ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 04:44 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,335
Posted By luevelvet

DCRM is right in stating that most Wahoo folks...

DCRM is right in stating that most Wahoo folks bought the Bolt or Elemnt because of issues with Garmin. When researching which computer I should by for my wife and I. All of the issues people bring...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By luevelvet

I can't imagine riding without gloves or my...

I can't imagine riding without gloves or my wrists start to hurt after 15 mins of riding. I think it's really that easy sometimes. :P
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,162
Posted By luevelvet

I hear they're injecting EPO into the carbon...

I hear they're injecting EPO into the carbon frames now a days...
05-27-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,980
Posted By luevelvet

Back in the 80ís my brother (RIP) found one in...

Back in the 80ís my brother (RIP) found one in the trash behind a big department store. No idea how or why it wound up there but he gave it to mom who still has it to this day!
05-23-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,847
Posted By luevelvet

Iím a big fan of The GCN universe. GMBN, GTN etc...

Iím a big fan of The GCN universe. GMBN, GTN etc are all rather entertaining if youíre into all of the niches.

The Vegan Cyclist on YT can be entertaining if not a bit goofy. I try not to judge...
05-22-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,602
Posted By luevelvet

Maybe something like this will suffice? Itís not...

Maybe something like this will suffice? Itís not a ear bud blocking all sound rather it sits above your ear so you can still hear everything else around you. My wife picked up a set and seems to like...
05-21-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,179
Posted By luevelvet

It very much depends on location. Our local Aldi...

It very much depends on location. Our local Aldi isn't the nicest but we've never had issues with spoiled/rotten food in the many years we've been going there. We buy lots of pork loins and have...
05-21-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,179
Posted By luevelvet

Just snagged one myself. It's good to have a...

Just snagged one myself. It's good to have a backup or even an extra one if you're cleaning multiple bikes at once. Great deal!
05-21-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 749
Posted By luevelvet

It may not have ended with a question mark but...

It may not have ended with a question mark but...
05-21-19, 05:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 749
Posted By luevelvet

Someone asks a legit question and everyone gets...

Someone asks a legit question and everyone gets on his *** for being a shill? Grow up folks lol.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 40,034
Posted By luevelvet

So much for resolutions, amirite? :) great...

So much for resolutions, amirite? :)

great looking bike man!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,315
Posted By luevelvet

I think you made a good choice and while itís...

I think you made a good choice and while itís more bike than you think youíll need, you got one that is perfect for the job at hand. Theyíre comfortable yet fast enough to not hold you back. Enjoy...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,277
Posted By luevelvet

Its just part of his charm here. :)

Its just part of his charm here. :)
Forum: Foo
05-19-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 74,933
Posted By luevelvet

Iíve been on a Frank Turner kick lately... ...

Iíve been on a Frank Turner kick lately...

https://youtu.be/mKkIysX2Bow
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By luevelvet

With the bankruptcy and the fact that Fuji was...

With the bankruptcy and the fact that Fuji was never one of the sexy brands, sites just don't see the desire to see much info about these bikes.

I did ride a Roubaix during the Performance...
05-17-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,428
Posted By luevelvet

I participated in my first sprint tri last month...

I participated in my first sprint tri last month and the amount of Walmart bikes there was amazing to me. Of course there were some folks with 5-10k TT bikes but it was definitely mixed in with all...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,315
Posted By luevelvet

No, I never felt the need to because having tried...

No, I never felt the need to because having tried different wheels on different bikes and I didn't really notice a difference. Again, it's my opinion but I don't think it's a wise investment to spend...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,315
Posted By luevelvet

First off, this is my opinion and doesn't...

First off, this is my opinion and doesn't necessarily mean I'm "right"...

IMO, for folks like us (fairly new to the sport and not looking to become a "pro") the stock wheels that come with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,315
Posted By luevelvet

SL5 is all you need. Just picked up a 2019 a few...

SL5 is all you need. Just picked up a 2019 a few months back and I love it for all of the reasons youíre looking into it for. Itís comfortable yet quick.

My opinion, don't spend any extra on new...
Forum: Southeast
05-13-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 170
Posted By luevelvet

Stolen Hermes MTB near Orlando

I was just advertised this CL ad in FB so this person must really want their bike back (who wouldn't). I figure I would post it here in case anyone has seen this come across any of their radars.
...
Forum: Southeast
05-10-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,238
Posted By luevelvet

Welcome to Florida! :) Where in Orlando...

Welcome to Florida! :)

Where in Orlando will you be moving to (if you havenít already?).

Iím on the east side near UCF:

Thereís a short 10m ride near UCF and the Greenway Trail.

An...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By luevelvet

I see others have chimed in as well and I would...

I see others have chimed in as well and I would certainly echo their sentiments here. Pretty standard setup IMO and the Tektro should work for you. You may consider posting in the Bike Mechanics...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By luevelvet

If you can, post a pic of the brakes in their...

If you can, post a pic of the brakes in their current state. Just remove the first H from the URL ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By luevelvet

You have a few ways to look at it. Have a LBS...

You have a few ways to look at it. Have a LBS (local bike shop) make recommendations and go with it (or try to convince them for cheaper parts). Or you can look at sourcing the pieces that need to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,464
Posted By luevelvet

Go for it! Nothing wrong with changing it up! :)

Go for it! Nothing wrong with changing it up! :)
05-09-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,557
Posted By luevelvet

We have carbon forks on all of our bikes (gravel...

We have carbon forks on all of our bikes (gravel and road) and theyíve held up without any issues. I wouldnít worry so much about that to be honest. Get the Ribble, seems like a decently specíed bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,846
Posted By luevelvet

A cookie for you sir, bravo! lol

A cookie for you sir, bravo! lol
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,888
Posted By luevelvet

Oh how I wish I could have seen that first hand....

Oh how I wish I could have seen that first hand. Itís one of my favorite movies of all time and I make a point to watch it once or twice a year. :p
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,888
Posted By luevelvet

Just replying to say that I love your screen name...

Just replying to say that I love your screen name and if you are indeed the Sausage King of Chicago (who can lunch at Chez Quis) Iím sure you can afford a new bike. ;)
05-06-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By luevelvet

Generally speaking all pedals should fit the...

Generally speaking all pedals should fit the cranks on your bike/trainer.

Its really not too expensive to buy a new set of pedals for $50-$75 and youíll really want to head to a shop and try on...
05-05-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,065
Posted By luevelvet

There arenít too many differences when you reach...

There arenít too many differences when you reach the 2-5k range. Almost anything above that youíll be paying for marketing and the name badge.

Decide what you want for components and go and test...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By luevelvet

It looks like the brakes on the Giant are not...

It looks like the brakes on the Giant are not Shimano and maybe the crankset is their own brand as well. This is where companies like Giant can cut a few dollars off of other bikes that have full...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By luevelvet

If the Domane is anywhere near 2500, you can...

If the Domane is anywhere near 2500, you can certainly pick up a brand new 2019 with full 105 groupo with hydraulic disc brakes. I just paid 2500 for my 2019 Domane SL5 a few months back.

If...
05-02-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,735
Posted By luevelvet

From reading their Wikipedia page it seems the...

From reading their Wikipedia page it seems the original statement was partially correct...

"Brands also manufactured by Kinesis include Commencal, Diamondback Bicycles...
05-02-19, 04:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,243
Posted By luevelvet

It all comes down to which substance folks decide...

It all comes down to which substance folks decide to take for their particular sport. In cycling EPO is popular since it increases aerobic performance and can be difficult to test for at times. Watch...
05-01-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,558
Posted By luevelvet

I donít mind the dogs or even owners using longer...

I donít mind the dogs or even owners using longer than reasonable leashes. What I canít stand are those who canít control their dog when itís needed. Whether its skateboarders, roller bladers or...
05-01-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By luevelvet

Have you considered a Seasucker? We have one and...

Have you considered a Seasucker? We have one and itís actually really cool.

https://www.seasucker.com/collections/bike
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 14,185
Posted By luevelvet

If you read the whole thread (yes, I went down...

If you read the whole thread (yes, I went down that rabbit hole) you'll see that the knee issues weren't affecting his cycling. At any rate, I don't care, the guy had a simple question which I'm sure...
05-01-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,663
Posted By luevelvet

It all depends on what your budget is and what...

It all depends on what your budget is and what youíre looking to do. If youíre just starting out and are on a limited budget then getting something affordable now with the intent of upgrading later...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 14,185
Posted By luevelvet

Two posts and they're in this thread, 5 years...

Two posts and they're in this thread, 5 years apart. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,250
Posted By luevelvet

It reset my custom screen and wouldnít sync with...

It reset my custom screen and wouldnít sync with Strava for one ride but after I reconfigured my screens for another ride everything seemed to start working again. The screen reset issue happened to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By luevelvet

If you're not sure about all of the bits and bobs...

If you're not sure about all of the bits and bobs that go into restoring a used bike into workable condition, then you're really at the mercy of a local bike shop that will recommend and do the work....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 12,343
Posted By luevelvet

I get all of that...but beer makes me ill these...

I get all of that...but beer makes me ill these days and the thought of it before or after a ride is especially unsettling. Hey, it's no jab on anyone who does enjoy a cold brew before/after a ride,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 979
Posted By luevelvet

You would use the TT bike for personal training...

You would use the TT bike for personal training to get more comfortable using it but it's definitely not something that is terribly welcomed on group rides unless everyone is training with their TT...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 12,343
Posted By luevelvet

Even worse if you ask me! lol

Even worse if you ask me! lol
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 12,343
Posted By luevelvet

I never understood thew whole "beer after a ride"...

I never understood thew whole "beer after a ride" thing. Just seems so backwards to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,311
Posted By luevelvet

IĎm sure itís great along with all of the others...

IĎm sure itís great along with all of the others that are comparable. I just havenít had the opportunity to try them myself to note the differences between what I have currently.

Also where in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,311
Posted By luevelvet

I don’t feel the need for anything more than what...

I don’t feel the need for anything more than what I have but man I would love to be able to try the different makes and models for a few rides then try the next etc. I love my Trek Domane but...
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