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  1. reich17

    Another shorts question

    I am new to cycling and recently bought my first pair of shorts. I know they are meant to be worn sans underwear but just how much flesh is normally seen through these things? I swear I can make out skin if I look close enough. Do you shave this area to prevent hair from making it's presence known?
  2. reich17

    Shorts and shaving

    From what I understand cycling shorts are meant to be worn alone,nothing underneath, right? Does anyone out there find it necessary to shave in this region, for a more streamlined look?
  3. reich17

    traffic infringement

    Here in Ohio I've read that in that situation it is legal to treat the light as a stop sign. Anyone disagree?
  4. reich17

    Help a novice

    Lets say there is a new cyclist out there that at the current time knows zero about health, nutrition and supplements but has been riding 60-100 miles a week for 4 months and wants to attempt a century ride in the near future. In the most basic terms can you inform this cyclist what he should be...
  5. reich17

    Giant builds Trek, Specialized and Gary Fisher frames????

    :eek: The owner of the LBS told me today that Giant builds frames for Trek, Specialized and Gary Fisher. Can this be true?
  6. reich17

    Bike suggestions for heavy rider

    I'm looking to buy an entry level road bike. It will be used for commuting and possibly an occasional race. I'm concerned about finding a bike that will handle my 225lb 6'4" frame. Any specific bikes come to mind in the $800-$900 range? Thanks
  7. reich17

    Changing lubes

    How should I prepare a chain I've been using wax lube on for a change to an oil based lube? I don't suppose a "hosing off" is sufficient? Thanks
  8. reich17

    Wax chain lubricant

    I'd like to hear other cyclists experiences with wax chain lubricant. Any pointers in it's use? Would you even recommend it's use? Thanks
  9. reich17

    Trek warranty claim and Bontrager wheels

    Does anyone have experience getting warranty service/parts from Trek? How did it go? Also, part of the groove in the sides of my Bontrager 750 rims is gone. I'm under the impression this is a wear indicator and if it is worn to that point the wheel must be replaced. The bike is 6 months old with...
  10. reich17

    Trek 4300 Problem

    I have a Trek 4300 that was bought in February of this year. The problem: When the chain is on the largest outer chain ring and the smallest outer cog the chain seems to occasionally "skip" when accelerating hard or climbing a hill, it happens in no other gear. The bike shifts great and the bike...