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Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 11-16-09, 01:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 625
Posted By franknstein
Motobecane Messenger

Is this a good enough beginner frame for racing?

I have one built up for use on the road and it's cheaper for me to swap bars and take off my brake than to buy a whole new bike.

Would I notice...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 11-01-09, 10:49 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,025
Posted By franknstein
I have posted it on a public forum because it's...

I have posted it on a public forum because it's in the statement that I gave to the police. I didn't lie to them to make myself look better. I told the officer everything I said and did and he wrote...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 11-01-09, 10:27 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,025
Posted By franknstein
I probably should not have said what I said to...

I probably should not have said what I said to him, yes. I have posted it on a public forum because it's in the statement that I gave to the police. I didn't lie to them to make myself look better. I...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 11-01-09, 01:28 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,025
Posted By franknstein
Battery

So, yesterday as I was starting my ride I came to a "T" intersection with a driver sticking so far out into the road that I'd have to either stop or quickly merge into the middle of the road with...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 10-31-09, 12:45 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,396
Posted By franknstein
Specialized BG S-Works ...

Specialized BG S-Works

http://www.specialized.com/OA_MEDIA/equip/6108-01_l.jpg
Look Keo Sprint
http://media.rei.com/media/s/1470780.jpg



Walking in them sucks but it's not as bad as many...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 10-12-09, 11:38 PM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,752,558
Posted By franknstein
http://www.specialized.com/OA_MEDIA/equip/6108-01_...

http://www.specialized.com/OA_MEDIA/equip/6108-01_l.jpg
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 10-04-09, 10:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,308
Posted By franknstein
Brakes, amigos.

Brakes, amigos.
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 10-04-09, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By franknstein
Follow this. Yes, it does make a difference...

Follow this.

Yes, it does make a difference but it won't matter if you don't like racing.
Forum: Road Cycling 10-01-09, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15,805
Views: 2,521,127
Posted By franknstein
http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs261...

http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs261.snc1/8824_1272607975705_1245082517_30831776_4782126_n.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling 09-28-09, 11:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,476
Posted By franknstein
Get the CAAD9, if it fits. You could always...

Get the CAAD9, if it fits.

You could always upgrade the components on the CAAD frame and end up with a killer bike.

Not so sure that it'd be worth it on the Trek.
Forum: Road Cycling 09-27-09, 10:48 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 57,423
Posted By franknstein
http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/77/l_c...

http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/77/l_c18b4c44deba457aa6fded418cf5cb6e.jpg

http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/63/l_2ade275862b84e309b44a1a76d35ab21.jpg
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-27-09, 12:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,747
Posted By franknstein
I have a front brake on my non-machined black...

I have a front brake on my non-machined black anodized Deep V's.

I've only ever heard the squealing sound with powdercoated wheels, not anodized.

In either case, though, the brakes leave a...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-24-09, 06:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,690
Posted By franknstein
I just picked up a set of Look Keo Sprint pedals...

I just picked up a set of Look Keo Sprint pedals from PBK for $100.
Forum: Road Cycling 09-23-09, 12:32 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,304
Posted By franknstein
DenisMenchov is having the biggest laugh ever.

DenisMenchov is having the biggest laugh ever.
Forum: Southern California 09-21-09, 04:05 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 97,268
Posted By franknstein
http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/vv186/flopez138...

http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/vv186/flopez138/Rides/0921091011a.jpg

Taken while out in Acton.
Forum: Road Cycling 09-19-09, 05:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,586
Posted By franknstein
I don't carry a camera, so I use my phone. ...

I don't carry a camera, so I use my phone.

http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/vv186/flopez138/Rides/0918090952.jpg

In Quartz Hill, overlooking the Antelope Valley.
...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-16-09, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 915
Posted By franknstein
Advice, get the most bike you can afford now. ...

Advice, get the most bike you can afford now.

Even if you don't plan to race, join fast group rides, etc., you may want to once you get into riding your road bike.

I didn't plan to race or...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-11-09, 01:04 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,375
Posted By franknstein
I suggest getting a lawyer. That is the one...

I suggest getting a lawyer.

That is the one thing I regret not doing when I was in an accident.

Sorry about your bike and hope you can get a replacement.

Glad you're OK though.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-07-09, 02:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,223
Posted By franknstein
For what it's worth, drivers are just as...

For what it's worth, drivers are just as aggressive towards pedestrians, public transport, and even other drivers; as they are to cyclists.

I get aggressive when I drive too, so I avoid it as...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 08-07-09, 01:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,569
Posted By franknstein
The frame on the Capo 1 is damn nice. ...

The frame on the Capo 1 is damn nice.

Wouldn't pay $1600 for it, but I'd like to grab one as a frameset.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-31-09, 03:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,711
Posted By franknstein
I kicked non-diet sodas out of my diet about...

I kicked non-diet sodas out of my diet about three years ago.

At the time I had gone to 195 lbs. from eating like crap and drinking about six cans of Coke a day.

One day I just decided that I...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-28-09, 11:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,646
Posted By franknstein
Pictures or it didn't happen.

Pictures or it didn't happen.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-24-09, 12:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 860
Posted By franknstein
Gatorskins.

Gatorskins.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-24-09, 12:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By franknstein
Don't get the Cervelo P1. That's a TT/Tri...

Don't get the Cervelo P1.

That's a TT/Tri bike and isn't what you're looking for.

You would compromise comfort and maneuverability with the Cervelo.

Look around for deals on any remaining...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-17-09, 12:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,516
Posted By franknstein
That's awesome.

That's awesome.
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