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03-30-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,464
Posted By cjenrick

yesterday a cyclist was coming my way in the bike...

yesterday a cyclist was coming my way in the bike lane near a tent city, i don't blame him for ignoring bike laws, least of his worries, so i checked the lane next to me to see if i could borrow it...
03-29-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,172
Posted By cjenrick

another benefit of a stiffer frame is you can...

another benefit of a stiffer frame is you can launch an attack on a steep climb without false shifting.

with the vitus carbone, there was no way i could climb out of the saddle on redwood gulch rd...
03-27-21, 12:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,021
Posted By cjenrick

worst thing for me was the beer/Vicodin addiction...

worst thing for me was the beer/Vicodin addiction that lasted six months due to a friendly receptionist at the doctors office.

getting off that stuff was a biotch!

you do not need your collar...
03-24-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 2,458
Views: 164,079
Posted By cjenrick

20 miles which was a miracle, considering i...

20 miles which was a miracle,

considering i did it with the front wheel quick release unfastened,

repacked the headset late last night, forgot one minor detail,

thought the bike felt a...
03-15-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,765
Posted By cjenrick

i like this JBL Flip 4 setup right here. use to...

i like this JBL Flip 4 setup right here.
use to be man, my legs are cooked, do i really want to ride today in the cold rain?'

then i remember "I Got Tunes!" and i leap out o bed like a frog in a...
02-23-21, 02:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,459
Posted By cjenrick

i use a mag glass, flashlight and dental pick...

i use a mag glass, flashlight and dental pick every night on my tires, usually remove about 2 or 3 small pieces of glass a night.

glass is tough, it will not break down into little pieces and...
02-22-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,575
Posted By cjenrick

get some shorter spoke,

get some shorter spoke,
02-21-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,326
Posted By cjenrick

track bikers have more spare time as after about...

track bikers have more spare time as after about 10 all out sprints, you are ready for the burrito truck.

the 6 day races are disgusting, like a pack of mistreated greyhounds, doing speed and...
02-21-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,237
Posted By cjenrick

too pretty to ride? yes, but if you can afford a...

too pretty to ride? yes, but if you can afford a Hetchins, then you will be too busy at work to ride it anyway so the problem solves itself....
02-21-21, 03:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By cjenrick

170 mm plus clearance for pedals. we used to...

170 mm plus clearance for pedals.

we used to make what was called an "upside down bike."

anybody old enuff to remember those?

you would flip the frame, take the forks out and put them in the...
02-21-21, 03:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,326
Posted By cjenrick

Hellyer park in San Jose is fun, concrete, easy...

Hellyer park in San Jose is fun, concrete, easy banking, 400 meters, whoever leads in the last 200m loses,

track stands can burn muscle if you do it wrong,

the bike handling in the Madison...
02-21-21, 01:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,118
Posted By cjenrick

if you put a pull-up bar on your bike you could...

if you put a pull-up bar on your bike you could save time.

if you saw off one side of your handlebars, you will be able to do one handed pull-ups like John Bacher.
02-20-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By cjenrick

Left Foot Sweats More Than The Right

we like to ride in the rain a lot because the bike path is not crowded and the additional training time allows us to be one up on the other "pathletes" which allows us to inflict pain, suffering and...
02-19-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,890
Posted By cjenrick

i like the old 60's specialisimo celeste, back...

i like the old 60's specialisimo celeste, back around the mid 80's there was a bianchi celeste explosion, everybody had one, kind of like a model t, i thought there was something missing on the paint...
02-14-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2,458
Views: 164,079
Posted By cjenrick

7 miles to Lowes and back at night, thru the...

7 miles to Lowes and back at night, thru the snow, mountain bike, no chains, everybody was driving in the bike lane because the centerline was covered in snow and they over compensated,, so we rode...
02-14-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By cjenrick

dang, i thought this was gonna be a do it...

dang, i thought this was gonna be a do it yourself thread on cold weather gear, but no,

nice thread anyway,

cold weather DIY>...
02-13-21, 01:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,132
Posted By cjenrick

i have noticed that saddle position is not a...

i have noticed that saddle position is not a constant, it can depend on the muscle mass in your legs, how many miles you accumulate , what kind of shape your are in, what may feel right at the...
02-13-21, 12:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,290
Posted By cjenrick

not worth the risk of another hospital visit, 60...

not worth the risk of another hospital visit, 60 k is good enuff for one frame, Sean Kelly use to get a new frame every month, but that was a Vitus he was riding. i did a hill jam last summer on my...
02-08-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2,458
Views: 164,079
Posted By cjenrick

78 miles today, speed was subject to change...

78 miles today, speed was subject to change without notice.

was fiddling with my gloves when a racoon waddled out in front of me but we both escaped injury.

some kid on a mountain bike was...
02-08-21, 12:49 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,598
Posted By cjenrick

being a gifted cyclist seems like a curse now, it...

being a gifted cyclist seems like a curse now, it sets you up for a really hard way to make a living away from friends and family,

the amateur level is even worse, busting your behind on unsafe...
02-06-21, 02:00 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,561
Posted By cjenrick

the top ten racers of all time used downtube...

the top ten racers of all time used downtube shifters , no wait, what did Valverde use?

far more races have been won with DT shifters but that will change some day,


1. Eddy MERCKX...
02-05-21, 12:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 551
Posted By cjenrick

check to see if your front rim is dished...

check to see if your front rim is dished properly.

or flip the wheel around and see if the other pad starts to wear quicker.
02-04-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,372
Posted By cjenrick

i got busted in Lodi Ca one night, weaving across...

i got busted in Lodi Ca one night, weaving across all 4 lanes of I-5 going 35 MPH in a blackout ,

luckily somebody called me in on the cell phone, when i saw those party lights come on, i knew the...
02-04-21, 01:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,372
Posted By cjenrick

what did George Carlin say? "Kids, if you...

what did George Carlin say?

"Kids, if you are hooked on drugs and alcohol, get into sports.
"If there are no sports in your neighborhood, then do drugs and alcohol."

it helps me in that i used...
02-02-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By cjenrick

yes i drilled those brand spanking new Nitto...

yes i drilled those brand spanking new Nitto rando bars, had to be careful, you only get once chance, and both sides have to be equal,

why, do you think i am gonna break those bars with my 15...
02-01-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By cjenrick

you mean like this pic? yes i like the nice clean...

you mean like this pic? yes i like the nice clean look,

wonder who got to bottom tap all those stems? hopefully some machine did it, wonder how many stems were re-melted due to broken taps?

...
01-31-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,009
Posted By cjenrick

be it advised that blacked out drunk drivers head...

be it advised that blacked out drunk drivers head straight for any kind of light, don't know how many times i read about a cop at a late night accident scene with flares out and here comes bar room...
01-29-21, 11:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 858
Posted By cjenrick

was working on the bike at night, as usual, ...

was working on the bike at night, as usual,

needed a cone wrench, bike shops closed,

went to garage and found a nice chrome box end combo wrench ,

then the Nakita grinder started making...
01-29-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,561
Posted By cjenrick

one trick with DT shifters is to put a little...

one trick with DT shifters is to put a little slack in the cable of the left hand shifter ,

this will make double shifts easier as the left lever will be closer to the position of the right...
01-29-21, 01:51 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,304
Posted By cjenrick

finish that electrical tape off with some world...

finish that electrical tape off with some world champion tape.

this will add 1.257 mph to your average speed.

why? because every time you look at that cool tape you will think you are a world...
01-28-21, 01:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By cjenrick

funny, i rode in a training camp with Greg...

funny, i rode in a training camp with Greg LeMond, he was riding a bunch of old Gitane's he had from his Renault days, had about ten of them, i said " it must be nice to get cool bikes for free' he...
12-26-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,590
Posted By cjenrick

a good bike shop will invite you to come on down...

a good bike shop will invite you to come on down with you rims and hubs and allow you to lace up the wheels right in the mechanics shop, that way you do not have to go back and forth a million times...
12-25-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,481
Posted By cjenrick

you guys are a hoot! Merry Christmas!

you guys are a hoot! Merry Christmas!
12-24-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,590
Posted By cjenrick

Those rims want era specific Robergel spokes and...

Those rims want era specific Robergel spokes and nothing else....
09-27-20, 01:16 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 8,711
Posted By cjenrick

has anybody ever high sided a recumbent? that...

has anybody ever high sided a recumbent? that would be something to see,
09-26-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,912
Posted By cjenrick

my old battery wall clock died about three days...

my old battery wall clock died about three days ago.

up pops this guy on today's ride. works perfect, no more batteries to hassle,

looks like it was in an office building when people still...
09-25-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,912
Posted By cjenrick

dang, that hand truck story, full props! and the...

dang, that hand truck story, full props! and the crescent wrench! i heard Hinault use to train for TT races by putting a 14 inch crescent wrench in his jersey, :)

this haul was a few weeks back, a...
09-25-20, 02:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,037
Posted By cjenrick

just in case you might want to put down a couple...

just in case you might want to put down a couple of turns of black tape or cloth tape, take it up a steep hill, get on the gas and see if you scrape the tape,
09-24-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,912
Posted By cjenrick

No. I left it for Wout van Aert.

No. I left it for Wout van Aert.
09-24-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,635
Posted By cjenrick

Fall means more laundry, and dangerous...

Fall means more laundry, and dangerous conditions, like leaves that emit oils when wet,, or obstacles hidden under the leaves,

Good points are a feeling of being 'bad" as most wimps are hanging...
09-23-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,569
Posted By cjenrick

i used to have a really nice sounding GE 8 Track...

i used to have a really nice sounding GE 8 Track Radio strapped to the back rack of a Stumpjumper for trail rides. Kind of heavy but awesome sounding even in the outdoors. It was great on night...
09-23-20, 12:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,983
Posted By cjenrick

I love those shoes! Used them for commuting and...

I love those shoes! Used them for commuting and the mountain bike. They improve your horsepower with the steel shank, can get a bit uncomfortable if doing a ten mile hike so always carry a pump and a...
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