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Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-14, 03:02 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 16,693
Posted By Sprocket Man

I recall a poster named sydney (he didn't want...

I recall a poster named sydney (he didn't want the "S" capitalized). He was a cranky old guy who seemed to know a hell of a lot about bike mechanics and posted in the Road forum and Mechanics a lot....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-14, 08:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,336
Posted By Sprocket Man

It depends how heavy you are. It depends how...

It depends how heavy you are. It depends how fast you'll be riding on dirt and grass. It depends on the ruggedness of the surface you're riding on. It depends how frequently you'll be riding on...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-12, 05:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,657
Posted By Sprocket Man

Congratulations! I did the climb in 2009 and...

Congratulations! I did the climb in 2009 and again in 2010. It was an epic ride. Like you, I had my wife meet me at a couple predetermined checkpoints - the Sunrise Market, then the Visitor Center...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-12, 05:47 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-12, 12:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 756
Posted By Sprocket Man

When the cameraman started to zoom in, I lost...

When the cameraman started to zoom in, I lost interest.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-12, 12:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 789
Posted By Sprocket Man

The difficulty of the climb is not so much the...

The difficulty of the climb is not so much the steepness, but the fact that it's unrelenting. Except for stopping, you have almost no opportunity to rest. The steepest sections are a short (maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-11, 02:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,440
Posted By Sprocket Man

Very nice. I like the first question: "Q: Has...

Very nice. I like the first question: "Q: Has the saddle ever been farted on? Thanks" Hilarious.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-11, 05:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,312
Posted By Sprocket Man

You can shave off a couple of pounds by removing...

You can shave off a couple of pounds by removing the seat and seatpost.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-11, 12:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,959
Posted By Sprocket Man

Maybe it's just me, but I get a little nervous at...

Maybe it's just me, but I get a little nervous at the thought of riding a bike handmade by a kid who says, "I don't have a lot of time for the carbon work...". Good for him in making an effort,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-11, 08:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,578
Posted By Sprocket Man

Exactly. A corpse could go 24mph downhill. He...

Exactly. A corpse could go 24mph downhill. He wouldn't be able to steer very well, but he could easily hit that speed.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-11, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,800
Posted By Sprocket Man

If the bike weighed only 15 lbs, it seems odd...

If the bike weighed only 15 lbs, it seems odd that it failed when he picked up the bike by the seat. If anything, I'd think that the rails would have failed when he installed the seat and rode it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-11, 12:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 503
Posted By Sprocket Man

You can buy some tire protectors called "Mr....

You can buy some tire protectors called "Mr. Tuffy". The go between the tube and tire. I've never used them so I can't vouch for the effectiveness.

The main thing you can do to protect...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-11, 01:06 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,973
Posted By Sprocket Man

They're meanies. Maybe you should tell your...

They're meanies. Maybe you should tell your mommy to talk to their mommies.
05-25-11, 08:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,823
Posted By Sprocket Man

Good advice, but I'd take it a step further. Get...

Good advice, but I'd take it a step further. Get the name of the company President, or at least one of the executives in charge of human resources, then visit them in person. Have an account of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-11, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 745
Posted By Sprocket Man

Bravo! That's exactly the scene I thought of...

Bravo! That's exactly the scene I thought of when I read the title of this thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-11, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By Sprocket Man

I can't help but feel that you started this...

I can't help but feel that you started this thread partly so you could show off pictures of your bike. I can't say that I blame you. If I had that nice a bike, I'd do the same.

Oh yeah, I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-11, 06:04 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-11, 08:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,424
Posted By Sprocket Man

I went through 3 or 4 models of wireless...

I went through 3 or 4 models of wireless computers (I don't remember the specific make and models) but I was always a bit disappointed by the sensors. It was hard to get them to stay in place. I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-11, 05:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,402
Posted By Sprocket Man

A little bit of both, I guess. I have 5 pairs of...

A little bit of both, I guess. I have 5 pairs of extra wheels. Each pair has it's own bungee and there's about a 2.5 foot distance between each bungee. I don't have any pictures of my setup right...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-11, 05:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,402
Posted By Sprocket Man

I drilled some holes into a ceiling beam in my...

I drilled some holes into a ceiling beam in my garage and bought several 2 foot bungee cords with rubber coated hooks on the ends. I run the bungees through the wheel and hang the hooks into the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-10, 04:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,889
Posted By Sprocket Man

Congratulations, Ben. 4 hours is very fast. I...

Congratulations, Ben. 4 hours is very fast. I was there just a few days ago too. I did the climb this past Tuesday (December 28) with a friend who was visiting from Iowa. The weather was great -...
12-16-10, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 618
Posted By Sprocket Man

I second this. Ordered from Universal Cycles a...

I second this. Ordered from Universal Cycles a bunch of times and have never had any problems. Plus, of all they websites for cycling products, I find theirs is the easiest to navigate.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-10, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2,807
Views: 683,398
Posted By Sprocket Man

Though not technically a "road bike", it's used...

Though not technically a "road bike", it's used on the road 90% of the time:
http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/7494/adsc0560.jpg
http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/294/adsc0567.jpg

The...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-10, 08:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,302
Posted By Sprocket Man

"Rite"

"Rite"
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-10, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By Sprocket Man

Can you fold down your rear seat and store it in...

Can you fold down your rear seat and store it in the trunk? That's probably one of the safest places to keep it. I've read too many unfortunate stories about bikes on roof top racks being destroyed...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-10, 10:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,662
Posted By Sprocket Man

Oahu isn't too bad a place to ride a road bike -...

Oahu isn't too bad a place to ride a road bike - you just have to know where to ride. The main roads through metro-Honolulu (S. Beretania, S. King St., Kapiolani Blvd. and Ala Moana Blvd.) are all...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-10, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By Sprocket Man

The online store that I've bought from the most...

The online store that I've bought from the most is Universal Cycles. Great selection and very good prices. I've ordered there probably 12-15 times and I've never had a problem with my order. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-10, 03:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,711
Posted By Sprocket Man

Awesome - congratulations! I did the climb last...

Awesome - congratulations! I did the climb last year (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?597775-Haleakala-Maui-Sea-Level-to-10-000-feet&highlight=haleakala) and the conditions were perfect. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-10, 12:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,259
Posted By Sprocket Man

Did you know you're 2.5 times more likely to die...

Did you know you're 2.5 times more likely to die of a slip-and-fall on a sidewalk than while riding a bike?

Did you also know that 87.4% of all statistics are completely made up?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-10, 11:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,688
Posted By Sprocket Man

Reminds me of this: ...

Reminds me of this:
http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/3577/9780394800172.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-10, 03:42 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,470
Posted By Sprocket Man

I have a Motobecane titanium MTB that I use...

I have a Motobecane titanium MTB that I use mostly on the road but occasionally on grass and smoother trails:

http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/7494/adsc0560.jpg

It's great for riding on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-10, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By Sprocket Man

Intervals hurt, but if done right, they will...

Intervals hurt, but if done right, they will really help make you faster. Allow yourself at least a day or two to recover, though. Improvement is just as dependent on proper recovery as it is hard...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-10, 01:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,683
Posted By Sprocket Man

Are you a moderator? By the way, your skin seems...

Are you a moderator? By the way, your skin seems to be a little thin for this forum. Maybe you should find a way to toughen up a bit before you come back again. Just a suggestion I thought I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-10, 05:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,683
Posted By Sprocket Man

Nothing in your post seems to indicate that what...

Nothing in your post seems to indicate that what he did was deliberate. He looked at you with his rearview mirror then braked, but it seems as though it's a bit of a leap to conclude that he was...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-10, 05:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,233
Posted By Sprocket Man

I use Chamois Butt'r and black shorts. It...

I use Chamois Butt'r and black shorts. It doesn't show through the shorts.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-10, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By Sprocket Man

I choose the "or what" option.

I choose the "or what" option.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-10, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,486
Posted By Sprocket Man

I like the looks of that Adamo Saddle. Is it...

I like the looks of that Adamo Saddle. Is it comfortable?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-10, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By Sprocket Man

Scoot back on your saddle to get more of your...

Scoot back on your saddle to get more of your weight over the rear wheel and gently apply pressure to the brake lever. I drink and eat with my right hand, so braking with only the left is something...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-10, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By Sprocket Man

Yes No, not necessarily.

Yes



No, not necessarily.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-10, 04:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,901
Posted By Sprocket Man

Jeez, you're an idiot. You should be banished...

Jeez, you're an idiot. You should be banished from the internet for giving out such rotten advice.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-10, 03:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,901
Posted By Sprocket Man

No, I don't think it's supposed to be there. ...

No, I don't think it's supposed to be there. Doesn't look that bad in the pictures, though. But since it's new, you should exchange it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-10, 08:15 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 11,208
Posted By Sprocket Man

Ummm...I like the old umd better.

Ummm...I like the old umd better.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-10, 07:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,994
Posted By Sprocket Man

The Last Thread on Saddle Comfort No. ...

The Last Thread on Saddle Comfort


No. Also, your post is way too wordy.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-10, 03:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,359
Posted By Sprocket Man

I wish I had the benefit of reading this thread...

I wish I had the benefit of reading this thread before I bought this POS:
http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/9970/parkchainchecker.jpg

Right after I bought this, I checked a chain that had a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-10, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By Sprocket Man

Have you had your hearing checked? My dad has...

Have you had your hearing checked? My dad has some hearing loss, and until it was diagnosed, he seemed like he was a little lost. He didn't realize that his hearing was going bad because it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-10, 05:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,475
Posted By Sprocket Man

A while back, I was riding on Lagoon Drive, a...

A while back, I was riding on Lagoon Drive, a flat road within the service district of our airport. Much of the traffic are large semi trucks. I had a nice tailwind and was probably going about...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-10, 12:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,372
Posted By Sprocket Man

It happened to me several times when I used to do...

It happened to me several times when I used to do triathlons. I swallowed a bunch of salt water during the swim and the body rejects it during the bike. Feels pretty good once it's out of my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-10, 08:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,221
Posted By Sprocket Man

I ride because I enjoy it. When I stop enjoying...

I ride because I enjoy it. When I stop enjoying it, I'll stop riding. I'm not making a living off of it, so I don't really feel the need to push myself.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-10, 09:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 737
Posted By Sprocket Man

The correct terminology would be pedals with toe...

The correct terminology would be pedals with toe clips. One of the benefits of having clipless pedals with cycling shoes is that your feet snap into the pedal and are connected. This allows you to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-10, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 737
Posted By Sprocket Man

If you want to get the benefit that toe clips...

If you want to get the benefit that toe clips would give you, you need to buy "clipless pedals" and dedicated road cycling shoes.

This is a pretty decent video about shifting:
...
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