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  1. jonathandanger

    trainers or rollers? magnetic or whatever?

    I'd like to buy a trainer or roller to keep me in shape over the winter, but I'm a bit confused on options. I'm looking to spend $200 or less. For that price, what should I look for, and what is the difference between fluid, magnetic, or whatever other systems are availible for that price range?
  2. jonathandanger

    dieting advice

    I am looking for advice on a good diet, both for decent results and weight loss. Let me start with a little information. I am 20 years old, 5'7," 150-155 lbs in the morning. I have tested my body fat on a machine at a gym recently... not sure how accurate it is, but it said 13.5%. I used...
  3. jonathandanger

    Ethical question....

    Let me first say I'm not really serious, this is just kind of a "what if" kind of question... University of Louisville is in, to put it nicely, not the kind of neighborhood you'd want to leave your bike outside in. I know this, so I keep my road bike, my baby, my most pized possesion, in...
  4. jonathandanger

    Looking for a slightly-above-entry level machine for my new race bike.

    I have narrowed my search down to a few bikes in particular, but I am open to suggestions and criticism. I am looking for a bike in the 1000-1300 dollar price range and I have been looking at a few bikes: The Cannondale CAAD 9 (that is if I bought one with the lowest level of components) I...
  5. jonathandanger

    Race coming up... but my legs need a tune up

    I am competing in my first ever bike race in less than 2 weeks. This will be the first time competing in an athletic even since youth soccer as a child. Needless to say, I don't want to mess this up, so I have been preparing myself all summer to hold my own. However, in the past few days, I...
  6. jonathandanger

    Carbon seatpost

    I ride a pretty harsh aluminum bike and I was wondering if the switch to a carbon seatpost would make the ride a little more comfortable, or if the difference is noticeable at all. Anyone have an opinion on this?
  7. jonathandanger

    physically demanding job + race training...

    I just picked up a fairly exhausting job at my local Cracker Barrel washing dishes... I am also training for a race... I've noticed that when I am on my feet doing manual labor, my ability to recover from rides goes way down and that I am just generally fatigued more often and I find it hard...
  8. jonathandanger

    Newbie upgrading his groupset.. Someone walk me through this

    I feel I have reached the level of fitness and skill that I think I deserve better than Sora/Tiagra 8 speed triple parts. If I want to upgrade to 105 or Ultegra 10 speed triple, can I keep my crankset on? I'm not particularly attached to it, I just want to cut expenses a little, I'm a poor...
  9. jonathandanger

    Howdy from a new cyclist of Louisville, KY

    You may have already read about me as the friend of this guy... I think he was exaggerating the extent of my obsession with cycling. Sure, I have other hobbies, but zCat would not be as interested in fine cigars or indie rock as I am, so I talk about bicycles. However, some obsession with...