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  1. klanda20

    Bent Front Skewer

    Thanks for the insight. New skewer it is!
  2. klanda20

    Bent Front Skewer

    To make a long story short when I was taking my front tire off I had a little incident with dropping my front skewer in the middle of the road and it got run over and bent. Surprisingly the bend is very minor. The next time I road I felt like the ride I did (done the same ride many times) was...
  3. klanda20

    Tire sizing question for NOOBIE!

    Thanks for your replies. I'm still having trouble putting the tire on. I might give in and ask a more experienced cyclist friend of mine to help me put the tire on. The reason of going the trainer tire is because my regular tire was getting eaten alive by the trainer. Also the noise will...
  4. klanda20

    Tire sizing question for NOOBIE!

    The tire I have currently on my bike is a 700 X 28c. I bought a tire specific for a trainer.....the size is 700 X 23c. Will it fit. If it does.....next question....how do I change a tire. I've never done it.
  5. klanda20

    Newbie Trainer Question

    Thanks for the advice. I'll definitely look into specific trainer tires!
  6. klanda20

    Newbie Trainer Question

    Hello All, I've used my CycleOps trainer a couple times now and it has been working very well.........until yesterday. Everything seemed to be working fine but when I was done cycling I noticed a ton of tiny black spec on the ground. It was a actually rubber that was coming off of the tire...
  7. klanda20

    How many of you carry a gun as part of your cycling equipment?

    Unfortunately I just can't fit my Sawed off Shotgun in my spandex I already carry one weapon in there. Really isn't room for another:)
  8. klanda20

    Elbow Pain

    I think its mostly coming from me locking my arms. I guess I will just have to adjust to this. Thanks for all your replies!
  9. klanda20

    Elbow Pain

    Hi All, I'm very new to riding. I started about 3 months ago (yes, in the winter!). So I decided to get a trainer. I love it and ride in my basement about 3 times a week, but after about 30-40 minutes my elbows start getting sore! Luckily on my trainer, I can simply sit up, but because this...
  10. klanda20

    Trouble Taking off Front Wheel

    As you can probably tell by the title...I'm new to cycling. I just got my bike two weeks ago. It doesn't fit in my car, but I think it might if the front wheel came off. I put the quick release lever to the open position and loosen the clamp on the other side. I then put the release lever on...
  11. klanda20

    ECGC + Metablolism + Sugar

    Hello everyone, Today for lunch I saw a new flavor of Snapple, its Asian Pear Green Tea. On the label it says that it contains 55mg of EGCG which boasts that it boosts metabolism. As a newbie rider looking to shed some poundage is this something that might help. The reason I ask is that...
  12. klanda20

    Weight Training Results How Quickly?

    Cool thanks for the tips. I see what you mean when you say Strength and sustainable power are very different. Never really thought about the difference.
  13. klanda20

    Weight Training Results How Quickly?

    I understand that weight training has no evidence of improving endurance cycling. What about over-weight noobies who decide to pick up cycling right before the Winter months (aka myself) ? First of all, what exactly is endurance cycling...50miles, 100miles, 200miles??? Right now I realize...
  14. klanda20

    Newbie Uphill/Downhill Shifting

    Thank you everyone for your advice and tips!
  15. klanda20

    Newbie Uphill/Downhill Shifting

    Hey everyone, I just bought my first road bike a week ago and took it out twice this week. I never had a bike where shifting was sooo important. Going up even the slightest of hills is an immensly hard task. ( I realize even being in the right gear isn't going to make it "easy" but i'm...
  16. klanda20

    Allentown/Bethlehem Area - Pennsylvania

    Hey Wiggles, I myself am also a newbie rider in the Lehigh Valley area (Actually just got my first road bike a week ago). A couple of my friends ride around the area, unfortunately I haven't got a chance to ride with them yet. Once I do I can probably help you out with more trails in the...