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12-13-08, 12:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By jakereed

I tried to correct the typo in the subject line...

I tried to correct the typo in the subject line to no avail. Sorry.
12-12-08, 11:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By jakereed

10-12-08, 12:24 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,430
Posted By jakereed

The air horn might be a good idea, but I don't...

The air horn might be a good idea, but I don't see how I could attach it to my Glock. lol :roflmao2:
10-05-08, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By jakereed

If not for the top tube, it would have been...

If not for the top tube, it would have been perfect. :D
10-02-08, 06:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,031
Posted By jakereed

I was thinking about this exact subject last...

I was thinking about this exact subject last week.
I concluded that if you ride a lot of miles it's imperative to be able to some of your own repairs, otherwise it can be pretty expensive to...
10-01-08, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By jakereed

Continental Sport Contact 26X1.6 :thumb:

Continental Sport Contact 26X1.6 :thumb:
10-01-08, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By jakereed

I've learned my lesson when it comes to wheels. I...

I've learned my lesson when it comes to wheels. I will no longer bother dealing with the LBS's, I go directly to a wheel builder and get a nice hand built wheel, this avoids the frustrations of...
09-29-08, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By jakereed

I'm pretty sure this is why God invented COFFEE! ...

I'm pretty sure this is why God invented COFFEE! :D:D
09-27-08, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By jakereed

I have days like this too. Sometimes it's...

I have days like this too.
Sometimes it's because of headwinds, sometimes it's simply because I'm not 21 years old anymore. :D
Forum: Touring
09-26-08, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 936
Posted By jakereed

Say it ain't so Trek!

I was just looking at the 2009 model of the Trek 520 and I'm a little disturbed by the available sizes listed for this year.
According to the geometry listed, the largest size is now 60cm, where...
09-25-08, 12:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,092
Posted By jakereed

If you're talking about grips like I had on my...

If you're talking about grips like I had on my 1998 Trek mountain bike, they are definitely made to be used with gloves. The ones I had back then had very stiff raised rubber ribs along the grip and...
09-25-08, 07:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,808
Posted By jakereed

Thank you all for the great replies and info....

Thank you all for the great replies and info. :thumb:

I've decided to error on the side of caution and replace every three years or so.
09-25-08, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By jakereed

Well, I guess not any more. :D

Well, I guess not any more. :D
09-25-08, 12:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By jakereed

I too like Continental tires, I've used the...

I too like Continental tires, I've used the 26x1.6 Sport Contact tires on my other bike with very good results.

The Continentals were a real pain to get on my Sun Mammoth rim, but worth the...
09-24-08, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By jakereed

I actually thought that I could use the super...

I actually thought that I could use the super glue in an emergency, but quickly dismissed that idea. Don't want to ride a tire like that at 25+ mph and have it fail.

I picked up a new tire on the...
09-24-08, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By jakereed

After too many problems with rear rims I found a...

After too many problems with rear rims I found a good wheel builder that luckily is only a few miles from me, and has also been recommended in the forums here.
He built me a nice wheel with a...
09-24-08, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By jakereed

Bontrager Race Light hardcase - This is weird

Picture of what happened to my rear Bontrager Race Light hardcase 700x32mm tire after only 1600 miles. I thought it strange and wondered if anyone else has seen this?
...
09-21-08, 07:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,808
Posted By jakereed

Helmet lifespan question

I have read that it's a good idea to replace a bicycle helmet every three years because the material used to make them deteriorates, and that three years was a good time to get a new one.

My...
09-19-08, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By jakereed

After looking at some chains online, I'm a bit...

After looking at some chains online, I'm a bit confused as to which one to buy.

My Trek 7.3FX has an 8 speed drive, and the chains I looked at on jensonusa for 6/7/8 speed drives have two...
08-10-08, 05:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By jakereed

For steaks! lol :roflmao2:

For steaks! lol :roflmao2:
08-09-08, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By jakereed

Those pictures make me hungry...:D

Those pictures make me hungry...:D
08-09-08, 04:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,041
Posted By jakereed

Now I'll have nightmares after looking at these...

Now I'll have nightmares after looking at these pictures.
Pretty scary to see, OUCH!!!
08-07-08, 04:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 999
Posted By jakereed

Same here on the coffee and resting HR @ 60 now....

Same here on the coffee and resting HR @ 60 now. Before I started cycling 9 months ago I was 80-90 @ rest.
08-01-08, 08:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 634
Posted By jakereed

As my nephews would say, "SWEET!"

As my nephews would say, "SWEET!"
07-26-08, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By jakereed

Oh great, now there's another girl on a bike out...

Oh great, now there's another girl on a bike out there that can kick my butt.
grrrrrr

j/k :D

Great time for the mileage! :thumb:
07-22-08, 05:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 494
Posted By jakereed

Woman love cyclists. Motivation enough? :D

Woman love cyclists.

Motivation enough? :D
07-14-08, 07:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,159
Posted By jakereed

15 mph average is fantastic! :thumb: Try not to...

15 mph average is fantastic! :thumb:
Try not to compare yourself to others on other type bikes, just track your own progress, we are all operating at different fitness levels and capabilities.
07-09-08, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 587
Posted By jakereed

I get a new bike for every 100 lbs lost. I got a...

I get a new bike for every 100 lbs lost. I got a new Trek 7.3 FX after the first 100, and now only 50 lbs more until I get a new Trek 520 touring bike, then I'll have a total loss of 200 lbs.
07-06-08, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By jakereed

This section of the trail is just East of the...

This section of the trail is just East of the Seminole Blvd. overpass. This cat is out there most days, but not every day.

I think he may belong to someone that lives along the trail, but he has...
07-05-08, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By jakereed

Very sad, but also true about some person harming...

Very sad, but also true about some person harming this cat. I hope and pray it never happens. The problem is that this cat has absolutely no fear whatsoever, and will only move after a lot of...
07-04-08, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By jakereed

Trail Cat

There is this cat that likes to lay directly in the middle of the bicycle trail I ride on. The first time I saw this cat I thought it was dead from maybe getting run over by a bicycle. I stopped to...
07-02-08, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By jakereed

A fly? Ha! Try swallowing a Florida Palmetto...

A fly? Ha!
Try swallowing a Florida Palmetto Bug! Palmetto Bugs are these huge flying roaches about the size of a large water bug, or about 5-10 times the size of German cockroaches. :eek:
...
07-02-08, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By jakereed

Nice time and average speed! :thumb::thumb:

Nice time and average speed!
:thumb::thumb:
07-02-08, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By jakereed

Big Problem

I'm having a big problem everytime I ride. I can't seem to stop grinning from ear to ear while I'm on my bike, and down here in Florida during the summer it is a BIG problem because of all the !@#$...
07-01-08, 04:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 985
Posted By jakereed

Hmm, I always thought of New York City as the...

Hmm, I always thought of New York City as the center of the universe.
:D:D
07-01-08, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By jakereed

Dirt from a triathlon only enhances the beauty of...

Dirt from a triathlon only enhances the beauty of the bike, especially when displaying a racing number as well!
06-30-08, 06:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 985
Posted By jakereed

I've ridden about 4,000 miles so far this year,...

I've ridden about 4,000 miles so far this year, and have lost 145 lbs. I'm down to 265 from 410 @ 6'5", only 55 lbs more to go. :D
06-30-08, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By jakereed

[QUOTE=Mr. Beanz;6976065] You should have had...

[QUOTE=Mr. Beanz;6976065]
You should have had the spokes retensioned at 200-300 miles. Especially knowing you're a clyde! I'm betting the OP figured it was too far to travel for a free tuneup...
06-23-08, 08:33 PM
Replies: 711
Views: 61,188
Posted By jakereed

St Petersburg Florida 33701 Thanks

St Petersburg Florida 33701

Thanks
06-17-08, 02:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,981
Posted By jakereed

Very nice.

Very nice.
06-16-08, 03:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By jakereed

I think I am about the worst, and most impatient...

I think I am about the worst, and most impatient teacher around. Being an autodidact for the most part, I have little patience with those I feel are too lazy to simply pick up a book and read....
06-16-08, 02:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 687
Posted By jakereed

I've been looking for a pump that I can carry on...

I've been looking for a pump that I can carry on my frame that is capable of inflating my tires to 100psi without killing me.

Thanks for the info!
06-14-08, 02:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,265
Posted By jakereed

I wish someone would throw a pepperoni pizza at...

I wish someone would throw a pepperoni pizza at me right now! :roflmao2::roflmao2:
06-13-08, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 693
Posted By jakereed

I bought a Thomson Elite for around 65 bucks, I...

I bought a Thomson Elite for around 65 bucks, I love it. They are not only strong, but this post solved multiple seat post problems. I bought the non setback version in the 400mm length because I'm...
06-12-08, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 756
Posted By jakereed

Have you ever tried a Kool-Stop Tire Bead Jack...

Have you ever tried a Kool-Stop Tire Bead Jack With Handle?
I picked one up here http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/TL401I11-Kool-Stop+Tire+Bead+Jack+With+Handle.aspx
06-09-08, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By jakereed

I changed my wide 26x1.95 tires to some...

I changed my wide 26x1.95 tires to some Continental Sport Contact slicks @ 26x1.6 and there was a very big difference. I run them at 80 pound tire pressure, and I've also gotten only one flat in the...
06-07-08, 07:36 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,430
Posted By jakereed

I don't know how fast they are, but I was...

I don't know how fast they are, but I was thankfully faster than him at my max of 26mph. :D
I must say that I was shocked at the speed of this one though. :eek:
06-07-08, 07:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,221
Posted By jakereed

Same problem here in Florida but I refuse to stop...

Same problem here in Florida but I refuse to stop riding, so I get out around 6:00am and finish by 8:30am. I see a lot of people at that time now that I usually saw in the afternoons.
06-07-08, 06:58 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,430
Posted By jakereed

I also want to note that I was worried about...

I also want to note that I was worried about other riders on the trail that might also encounter these dogs and that might not be fast enough. There are a lot of riders on the trail at that time of...
06-07-08, 06:54 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,430
Posted By jakereed

The hammer sounds like a good idea. :D I'm...

The hammer sounds like a good idea. :D

I'm lucky I'm in better shape now then when I first started riding, or I'd be toast. :eek:
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