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Mister X

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  1. Had to switch the resistors around but otherwise Ti's upgrade board for the LM78X looks promising.
  2. https://www.stevehoggbikefitting.com/bikefit/2011/05/seat-set-back-for-road-bikes/ Or a much shorter version. http://www.ilovebicycling.com/fore-aft-saddle-position/
  3. Not sure it's necessary but cost is only $1 so....
  4. Cool, sounds like Diamondback stopped being cheap and did the right thing. And as far as the little person bike fit goes. My first impression is the saddle needs to go up and the nose (of the saddle) needs to go down.. Got a yardstick? Lean it against the window so we have a vertical reference and take another picture.
  5. Picked that little thread of wire off and got sound from that channel.
  6. Some random person from the other side of the world asked if I could fix a dead channel on his Y1.5 build. Had a couple of other issues to sort out but the dead channel part was easy.
  7. Best just to not even watch the tracking on anything over a week. Anyhow.....Dicks is very good about returns but would not let my try on bike stuff at the Portage store. (bought the canari short linked above from there last summer and exchanged them for a smaller size after getting them home)
  8. lol. No argument here. That is much better!!! In my experience size depends on the fit. If it's any kind of sport cut, pro fit, euro fit or such it's usually better to go up a size.
  9. <3 Shorts and a jersey. Assuming size M.... http://www.ebay.com/itm/271811672638 or http://www.ebay.com/itm/281669387985 I would prolly take the fugly Primal over the fugly Canari but either works on those hot days when you're soaked thru after the first block. and http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0047DXB6Q Problem is only one bike kit means doing a lot of laundry.
  10. Sounds heavy and an unnecessary way to drive up your core temp to me but I deliberately choose to use the word hydration so that it may apply whatever solution you like. FWIW the current promo at the feed is a free Nuun bottle and two Nuun hydration single serves with $20 purchase. https://thefeed.com/product/nuun-hydration-kit/ The $20 purchase is a bit of a monkey wrench but they do offer some nice insulated bottles. My bad, I should have been more specific. Seat bag. Tools would be the items that go into the seat bag. For me the items are a spare tube, a tube repair kit, a co2 inflator, spare cartridge for said inflator, a hand pump, a lezyne multi tool, a mini medical emergency kit, handy wipes, gloves, a rag, a little bottle of chain lube, a missing link, a disposable phone and a little bottle of chamois cream. Riding at night = double lights. Lights = awareness. Even on bright days.....they are one of those easy things you can add to help put space between those drivers and you. I would strongly suggest at least some liner shorts for now. The M Gel liner shorts are pretty decent for the price. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0052R5JV6 Regarding assembly. There's not much there to assemble and the required tools should be in the box. Maybe a book and take a shot at DIYing it ? http://www.amazon.com/dp/193771537X (Zinn and the art of road bike maintenance) May could prevent you from running to the LBS because you did something stupid like improperly adjusting the rear mech and it ate the spokes.
  11. There's a very nicely equipped size M, TCR C3 on eBay for $650 but they think it's an 05. $500 for the Century is a no brianer. Add another $500 for lights. hydration, helmet, apparel, shoes, pedals, computer, tools, bag and a better saddle. Better make that $800 for the accessories.
  12. Where does the Haanjo Metro come in at with the discount? http://www.diamondback.com/bikes-road-bikes-alternative-road-haanjo-series-haanjo-metro 1 by 9 drivetrain should be adequate but I like the '15 version better.
  13. http://www.diamondback.com/bikes-road-bikes-performance-hybrid-insight-series-insight-2 $400 at Amazon for one with a 20" frame. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B013RIQ5UU Looks like a better option then the mushy crap that is the Recoil. The drive-train on the Insight 3 is quite a bit better but it would cheaper to do those upgrades yourself.....
  14. New tops for my old Polar bottles may be just what the doctor ordered. https://shop.polarbottle.com/polar-bottle-shop/polar-bottle-zipstream-cap/ Or at Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B5E7IGS (the Polar Face Book page sez; "Send us your fave photo featuring your current Polar Bottle to receive a 50% off code for the new ZipStream line.")
  15. Is it considered rude to ride circles around the people you're ridding with? https://www.strava.com/activities/548929949 Barley managed to get the average over 10mph. Link permission fixed.
  16. Wings and Bolts are starting to feel like a repeat of last year. http://s.mlive.com/oY4BHJg
  17. Ouch. Do caps fanz care who the team plays in the first round? Flyers or Bruins.
  18. So much for a solid performance in back to back games. The Rangers say they are not tanking it to avoid the Pens.....
  19. Ouch, hefty premium for 650c tires $30 for a pair of Vittoria Rubino 650 x 23 tires? http://www.ebay.com/itm/331822201611 Or maybe try an auction from their other store. http://www.ebay.com/itm/381591867260
  20. Fill the tub with water and submerge the tube?
  21. Wings, Flyers at Detroit tonight and then the Wings at Boston tomorrow. The Rangers on Saturday could me moot.... Will be interesting to see who takes the 3rd spot in the Atlantic, the last wild card spot and who goes home.
  22. Pretty clever makeshift reflow setup.
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