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08-25-08, 09:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,406
Posted By El Julioso

An old buddy of mine fit a 27.2mm post in his...

An old buddy of mine fit a 27.2mm post in his 27.0 seat tube. It was a very tight fit; it took serious elbow grease to move the post around, even though it was well-greased. The seat tube was steel...
Forum: Recumbent
08-25-08, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,733
Posted By El Julioso

You're welcome. Enjoy the 'bent!

You're welcome. Enjoy the 'bent!
Forum: Recumbent
08-24-08, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,222
Posted By El Julioso

My money's on a silent freehub, which would make...

My money's on a silent freehub, which would make it impossible for you to audibly tell that the bike was freewheeling and not under power as she was pedaling. It would also explain the low speed.
Forum: Recumbent
08-24-08, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,733
Posted By El Julioso

If you have limited use of your calves, the best...

If you have limited use of your calves, the best thing for you to do is likely to move your cleats (assuming you ride with clipless pedals) as close to your ankle as possible. The whole purpose of...
04-19-08, 11:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,879
Posted By El Julioso

There's nothing "fair" about a court which won't...

There's nothing "fair" about a court which won't convict police officers for perjury and assault. What you seem to be forgetting is that it shouldn't have been the CM rider on trial in the first...
04-18-08, 05:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,302
Posted By El Julioso

Fixed.

Fixed.
03-30-08, 10:41 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 6,230
Posted By El Julioso

Wow. Peace and love, people. The...

Wow. Peace and love, people.

The consequences of building societies utterly dependent on finite and polluting resources will catch up with the western world regardless of what bickering takes...
03-25-08, 11:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By El Julioso

1,600-2,400mg./day is generally recommended. If...

1,600-2,400mg./day is generally recommended. If you lose a lot of salt through perspiration, you will need more. The average American consumes about 6,000mg. of sodium per day, BTW, and the average...
03-24-08, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By El Julioso

Haha. He means that no equation is going to...

Haha. He means that no equation is going to estimate your BMR within a precision of 1/10th of a Calorie, or even 10 Calories for that matter. Everyone is different. The Harris-Benedict equations are...
03-23-08, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 934
Posted By El Julioso

That's a sweet ride. I have a Thomson Elite post...

That's a sweet ride. I have a Thomson Elite post as well, great piece of kit. Just be careful not to tighten the adjusting bolts against each other too hard, n00bs do that and strip them out all the...
03-23-08, 08:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,641
Posted By El Julioso

LOL. Get a nickel-plated SRAM chain. They're well...

LOL. Get a nickel-plated SRAM chain. They're well worth the extra $10.

Your chain is fine, given that 450F isn't hot enough to alter the ductility of steel. If it was dropped in a bucket of salt...
03-23-08, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 858
Posted By El Julioso

Also consult a chiropractor. Imbalances in the...

Also consult a chiropractor. Imbalances in the spine can cause nerve issues which subsequently cause strength discrepancies between the left and right sides of the body. Before I went to my...
03-23-08, 11:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,463
Posted By El Julioso

Trigger, looks like you have an excellent and...

Trigger, looks like you have an excellent and very clean diet, bravo!

The reason you haven't noticed any loss of muscle since beginning your diet is because you've been exercising. If you ate...
03-22-08, 10:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,463
Posted By El Julioso

A few things to keep in mind if you want to lose...

A few things to keep in mind if you want to lose fat. First, if you want to keep the fat you lose off, you can't restrict your calories that severely. 1,300 Calories is downright starvation, and...
03-17-08, 08:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 37,835
Posted By El Julioso

If you're looking to build muscle mass, you have...

If you're looking to build muscle mass, you have to ensure that you're eating more calories than you're burning. You especially need to make sure that your protein intake is adequate (if you eat meat...
03-15-08, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Posted By El Julioso

<----my avatar. Human powered mobile machine gun...

<----my avatar. Human powered mobile machine gun platform.

If they really MUST use their internal combustion engines, then make biodiesel for them out of prisoner fat.

Solar-powered...
03-15-08, 12:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 687
Posted By El Julioso

CLIF Bar (68g., Banana nut Bread) 10g protein ...

CLIF Bar (68g., Banana nut Bread)
10g protein
5g fibre
18g complex carbs
21g sugars
1g saturated fat
Lots of vitamins and minerals
Mostly organic
Doesn't melt in one's pocket
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-08, 03:08 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 9,844
Posted By El Julioso

Wow - my last post, which I wrote before I saw...

Wow - my last post, which I wrote before I saw this one (as we were writing our posts at the same time) talks about this very argument. I knew it would be deployed sooner or later.

"Come on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-08, 02:45 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 9,844
Posted By El Julioso

...or there are more helmeted cyclists than...

...or there are more helmeted cyclists than non-helmeted cyclists - which is the case, at least in North America. Way to prove that you know how to draw correct conclusions.

Also keep in mind that...
02-10-08, 01:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,744
Posted By El Julioso

The article points out flaws in our current...

The article points out flaws in our current energy infrastructure, not the actual theory behind biodiesel.

What we need is a more energy-efficient infrastructure. In any case, converting used...
02-10-08, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By El Julioso

Yeah, weight changes don't mean a whole lot...

Yeah, weight changes don't mean a whole lot without body fat percentage checks at the start and end of the period of time in question... since you have no idea whether the lost mass came from muscle,...
02-10-08, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 963
Posted By El Julioso

Ethanol metabolism goes like this: Ethanol -->...

Ethanol metabolism goes like this:
Ethanol --> Acetyldehyde --> Acetic acid (vinegar)
(reaction accelerated by the alcohol dehydrogenase enzyme, except in many asian populations which are...
02-05-08, 11:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 796
Posted By El Julioso

I wrote an article about porous pavement several...

I wrote an article about porous pavement several years ago. It's popular in some parts of Europe. Beneficial for the water supply, reduces run-off, and much higher traction in the rain than...
02-05-08, 11:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,581
Posted By El Julioso

Yeah, especially when change is inevitable. The...

Yeah, especially when change is inevitable. The only way to prevent change in lifestyle is to live sustainably, which is physically impossible when one's lifestyle is dependent on finite resources.
...
01-29-08, 12:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,303
Posted By El Julioso

From what I've seen, the primary reasons...

From what I've seen, the primary reasons Americans complain more about taxes are:
1) The U.S. health care system is atrocious... worse than many third-world countries.
2) The U.S. public education...
01-28-08, 08:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,303
Posted By El Julioso

Ramen. The only problem I have with the system is...

Ramen. The only problem I have with the system is that it is too easily abused. In Northern New Brunswick, for instance, it is commonplace for people to hold "under the table" jobs, claim to be...
01-21-08, 08:22 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 6,230
Posted By El Julioso

Yeah, ethanol's great for drinking, and not so...

Yeah, ethanol's great for drinking, and not so great for powering engines. But what I see as an important component of our future is biodiesel - which is very very different. Ethanol has 2 carbons in...
01-21-08, 04:05 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 6,230
Posted By El Julioso

I agree completely. While I don't think the...

I agree completely. While I don't think the government necessarily needs to artificially make cars more expensive, it should make the alternatives cheaper. I would like to see more subsidies and...
Forum: Recumbent
01-21-08, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 899
Posted By El Julioso

Sites like this have some good info: ...

Sites like this have some good info:
http://bikeacross.ca/

If you need a place to stay for the night/get bike repairs in Fredericton, NB, be sure to drop me a line. (506) 260-3929.

Personally,...
01-21-08, 11:37 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 6,230
Posted By El Julioso

I really don't think that artificially making...

I really don't think that artificially making car-reliant lifestyles expensive is necessary. With diminishing oil supply, a supply which will eventually become far too expensive as a viable source of...
01-11-08, 04:52 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 7,799
Posted By El Julioso

We did indeed come from nature, but we are...

We did indeed come from nature, but we are freaks. While we are just animals (with big brains), there is one thing that fundamentally sets us apart from all other species on the planet.

Other...
01-11-08, 04:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,836
Posted By El Julioso

Also consider that a worn drive system, even if...

Also consider that a worn drive system, even if it has worn together such that it doesn't slip, is 2-3% less efficient than a new, unworn drive system (according to Rohloff). Not a big deal for...
01-10-08, 03:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 483
Posted By El Julioso

Just because the nuts are "tight", doesn't mean...

Just because the nuts are "tight", doesn't mean that the bearings are properly loaded. You need to loosen the locknut and bearing cone on one side and tighten the cone to see if that takes the play...
01-10-08, 02:49 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 7,799
Posted By El Julioso

That's a non-sequitur. If other planets are...

That's a non-sequitur. If other planets are warming as well (and we have no numbers to support this assertion - they could be cooling for all we know), this would show that solar cycles are one...
01-06-08, 02:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,100
Posted By El Julioso

LOL. Tell that to the Germans.

LOL. Tell that to the Germans.
01-05-08, 02:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,381
Posted By El Julioso

Ugh. I hate coffee. I'm a tea guy. There's...

Ugh. I hate coffee. I'm a tea guy. There's actually a coffee/bike shop around here called "Bikes & Beans". Higher-end shop carrying brands like Cannondale and Fuji. Interesting concept, and they seem...
01-04-08, 11:18 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 7,799
Posted By El Julioso

Alright then, I won't dismiss the article, I'll...

Alright then, I won't dismiss the article, I'll point out why it's useless... this shouldn't take too long.

From the article:
Advanced in the late 19th century by Svante A. Arrhenius, a Swedish...
01-04-08, 09:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,832
Posted By El Julioso

Cold air is more dense than warm air, which...

Cold air is more dense than warm air, which increases wind resistance. This makes a pretty big difference. Cold air also makes breathing more difficult (I find it actually stings my lungs and makes...
01-02-08, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 738
Posted By El Julioso

Here's a good reference for oil information: ...

Here's a good reference for oil information:
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/fats.html
01-02-08, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 738
Posted By El Julioso

Palm oil has a bit less saturated fat / volume...

Palm oil has a bit less saturated fat / volume than coconut oil. It is useful for baking, as tasty crusts require a fair bit of either saturated or trans fats (which are considerably worse for you...
01-02-08, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 691
Posted By El Julioso

Nothing beats playing music with the family. My...

Nothing beats playing music with the family. My brother-in-law visited for a few days over the holidays; we jammed for hours. I've always thought that music leads to an understanding of others that...
01-01-08, 10:41 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 7,799
Posted By El Julioso

I wouldn't be so heavy-handed in using the term...

I wouldn't be so heavy-handed in using the term "faith." Faith indicates a belief held without empirical evidence to support it. Religion is based on faith, as are the assertions of the Flat Earth...
01-01-08, 01:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,807
Posted By El Julioso

From the article: "We should be able to create...

From the article:
"We should be able to create a new market that does not exist," said Ratan Tata, forecasting an annual market of a million cars.

I'd say you're right - he's playing on the...
12-31-07, 01:25 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 7,799
Posted By El Julioso

Cheers to that. It just takes longer for the...

Cheers to that. It just takes longer for the majority of people to realize its shortcomings...
12-31-07, 01:23 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 7,799
Posted By El Julioso

Uh... right. Actually, I advocate spreading...

Uh... right. Actually, I advocate spreading wealth-generating infrastructure and education to impoverished nations so that their reproductive rates (and other problems) are likewise brought under...
12-30-07, 09:26 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 7,799
Posted By El Julioso

That is the exact point I was making by saying...

That is the exact point I was making by saying that I eat more than just grains, since the non-grain food obviously has to come from somewhere - a place that is agriculture by definition.



Of...
12-30-07, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By El Julioso

Awesome vid, thanks for the post. Makes me think...

Awesome vid, thanks for the post. Makes me think of the old hunting cabin, at which a buddy of mine rigged up a push lawnmower on bicycle wheels to cut the grass when it grew tall (since we weren't...
12-29-07, 11:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,832
Posted By El Julioso

I love riding on snow and ice, because they help...

I love riding on snow and ice, because they help improve one's bike handling, and it's a huge rush. Nothing quite like a steep downhill with sharp turns, covered with ice and slush to keep one on...
12-29-07, 07:58 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,822
Posted By El Julioso

The Amish :p

The Amish :p
12-29-07, 07:50 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 7,288
Posted By El Julioso

This would be true if everyone was willing to...

This would be true if everyone was willing to share what oil was left on an equal basis - but when faced with oil scarcity, the larger/more powerful nations will seize and fight over what remains and...
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