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Forum: Northeast 05-07-10, 04:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 720
Posted By deskjockey
Spokes, Etc. in Alexandria

I've always thought the sales folks at Spoke, Etc. on Quaker Ln, in Alexandria were not pushy and were well informed. I prefer going to them than the other reputible shops that are located w/in a...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-07-09, 12:15 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,168
Posted By deskjockey
If not DC, then Arlington

I like DC, but live in Arlington (which I refer to as W. DC and DC as E. Arlington). Like other towns mentioned on this thread (namely, Bethesda and Alexandria), it is not really a suburb. With...
Forum: Northeast 03-06-09, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By deskjockey
In addition to Spokes, Etc, there is a...

In addition to Spokes, Etc, there is a Performance Bike shop about 5mi away but not metro accessible. Also, REI is a few blocks from Performance. Both offer less expensive commuter bikes and often...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-11-09, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By deskjockey
Dogs!

I attended a CTS camp in Ashville a few years ago. The roads are very rural but in good shape. Hills are an understatement. But I really remember the territorial dogs defending unfenced yards. ...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-01-08, 11:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,925
Posted By deskjockey
I loved the brown lenses offered by Smith and,...

I loved the brown lenses offered by Smith and, after replacing the pair, I went with the comparable gold iridium Oakley. Both "brighten" the road while reducing the intensity w/o making the world...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-26-08, 09:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,896
Posted By deskjockey
Don't get your chamois is in a bunch

I don't think a person is automatically a snob because he or she wants more "unique" brand. Certainly, a buyer can $2+k on wonderful Giants, Treks, Scattante, etc at many shops, but the buy can also...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-17-08, 11:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,088
Posted By deskjockey
I replaced a Open Corsa EVO CX with a 4000 during...

I replaced a Open Corsa EVO CX with a 4000 during a ride when I shredded a sidewall. The new tire seems fine and I'll replace my remaining CX with another 4000 that I just ordered online (sorry...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-08-08, 05:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 754
Posted By deskjockey
I read somewhere that it should be just enough...

I read somewhere that it should be just enough pressure to leave an imprint on your palm as you close the lever.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-16-08, 01:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,234
Posted By deskjockey
Agreed re: ride quality of EVO CX, but I have...

Agreed re: ride quality of EVO CX, but I have plenty of deep knicks and one puncture thus far. I have a Conti 4000 on the rear and will purchase another for the front when the remining CX gives out....
Forum: Road Cycling 06-04-08, 03:14 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,354
Posted By deskjockey
...and the winner is....this one (whatever brand...

...and the winner is....this one (whatever brand it is).

A draw back to CO2 is the high-pressure release and the weak seal between the pump and stem.

For me, a good way of seating a new tube...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-23-08, 02:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,669
Posted By deskjockey
He's back....I can finally post picture of my...

He's back....I can finally post picture of my rash for a cheap and free opinion. Here goes...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-10-08, 10:03 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,495
Posted By deskjockey
Base layer in summer and/or with bib shorts??

Do you normally wear a base layer on hot days with your bibs? I noticed my bib straps cause some discomfort on my sensitive chest areas and thought a decent wicking layer would help, but am...
Forum: Northeast 03-24-08, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By deskjockey
Festival Parking at Hains Point

Good advice. Enjoy it now while you can. The Park Service is rerouting parking and plans to send traffic into Hains point for parking where The Awakening used to be. What a mess.
Forum: Northeast 03-24-08, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By deskjockey
Careful! Hains Point During Cherry Blosom Season

it's that time of year again....when vehicles outnumber pedestrians and cyclists 10:1 around Hains Point and East and West Potomac Parks.
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Forum: Northeast 02-20-08, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By deskjockey
It moved today. Very sad. The NPS should have...

It moved today. Very sad. The NPS should have saved the money to purchase it during the 27 years at the park. but at least I won't have to slow down for the pedestrians when I'm doing my usual...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-06-08, 09:23 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 35,431
Posted By deskjockey
Very sad indeed. Rest in peace, wise one. ...

Very sad indeed. Rest in peace, wise one. Countless people will appreciate your hard work and advice for years to come.
Forum: Road Cycling 02-01-08, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By deskjockey
Good to know I'm not alone. Looks like we both...

Good to know I'm not alone. Looks like we both chose form over function w/ the indoor rack. I'll take it over the shop and have the sarcastic (but friendly) shop owner check it out. Thankfully, I...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-01-08, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By deskjockey
Bike Collides with Dining Table (Indoor rack tipped over)

Hi. Many months ago, my Topeak two-bike, indoor bike rack tipped over. This model is essentially a pole that runs from floor to ceiling (should have invested in a two-leg, leaning model). The top...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-01-08, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By deskjockey
Indoor Bike Rack Collapsed -- damage to wheels, etc.

Hi. Many months ago, my Topeak two-bike, indoor bike rack tipped over. This model is essentially a pole that runs from floor to ceiling (should have invested in the two-leg, leaning models). The top...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-30-08, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By deskjockey
Wow...easy does it. Don't have an aneurysm. ...

Wow...easy does it. Don't have an aneurysm. Didn't think about the advocacy forum. Sheezz
Forum: Road Cycling 01-30-08, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By deskjockey
Driver sues family of cyclist he killed

From CNN.com

Driver drops bid to sue family of boy he killed

Story Highlights
Spaniard withdraws lawsuit against the family of a boy he struck and killed
Tomas Delgado had filed a suit,...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-18-07, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By deskjockey
Thanks. Glad to hear it worked out w/o any...

Thanks. Glad to hear it worked out w/o any problems. the pages and pages of instruction worried me a bit at first.
Forum: Road Cycling 12-18-07, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By deskjockey
Gracias to you and others.

Gracias to you and others.
Forum: Road Cycling 12-18-07, 05:22 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,931
Posted By deskjockey
Parents should keep those 5 year olds on leashes...

Parents should keep those 5 year olds on leashes too.

(and yes...the parent would be equally responsible for child's play).
Forum: Road Cycling 12-14-07, 02:16 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,931
Posted By deskjockey
Recommendations to sue usually follow the owner's...

Recommendations to sue usually follow the owner's refusal to pay bills or contact their insurers. So, don't sue...yet.
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