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Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-21-10, 09:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,510
Posted By Brillig
I don't know what the consensus is, but it's...

I don't know what the consensus is, but it's worth it if you're a competitive racer.

Otherwise, there's no justification for spending all that extra money for a couple raisins worth of weight...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-26-10, 03:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,115
Posted By Brillig
Wow. I didn't know he had died until reading...

Wow. I didn't know he had died until reading this post. I'm a bit in shock.

What a combination of semi-hero and completely accessible he was.

I remember over ten years ago being awestruck...
Forum: Foo 01-29-10, 02:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,489
Posted By Brillig
From someone who's read the book but hasn't seen...

From someone who's read the book but hasn't seen the movie: If you're left asking that question after seeing the movie, then the movie failed miserably.

A big part of the brilliance of that book...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-26-09, 03:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,458
Posted By Brillig
"Calorie" = unit of food energy. So we're...

"Calorie" = unit of food energy.

So we're looking for a high energy food item with low amounts of food energy?
Forum: Northeast 07-08-09, 10:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,783
Posted By Brillig
(Interesting post from someone named "Burn My...

(Interesting post from someone named "Burn My Eyes")
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-16-09, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By Brillig
I'm glad I posted. I'm going to stick with my...

I'm glad I posted. I'm going to stick with my existing FD and give it a try.

Thanks all.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-16-09, 06:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By Brillig
Well, I still have the 105 triple FD. You're...

Well, I still have the 105 triple FD. You're saying I can use that with the new crankset? Can you adjust it to only have two stops or do you just have to be careful to not accidentally try to...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-15-09, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By Brillig
11-23 Yes, shifting is smooth. Just...

11-23



Yes, shifting is smooth. Just want to do less of it on the front if possible.

I'll see how it goes. I might not like it but I like the opportunity of finding out first hand without...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-15-09, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By Brillig
It seems like a good compromise for me. I never...

It seems like a good compromise for me. I never use the lowest two gears of the triple which means I'll have pretty much the same usable gear range as the triple. Plus I always end up between rings...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-15-09, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By Brillig
Vote #1 for "triple is better than compact". ...

Vote #1 for "triple is better than compact". Thank you very much.

Back to the subject, the advice I'm getting from other sources is that compact FDs are a marketing term and I'd be better off...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-15-09, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By Brillig
Suggestions on new front derallieur?

Quick background: Blew apart my RD (taking hanger with it, but that's another story). Was running a 105 triple. Two facts conspired to make me think about a change: 1) Happened to have an extra,...
Forum: Introductions 06-09-09, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By Brillig
Check out bcp (Bicycle Club of Philly),...

Check out bcp (Bicycle Club of Philly), phillybikeclub.org. They'll have some group rides that you can join in on that will show you the best places to ride. You can also talk to them about your...
Forum: Foo 04-01-09, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By Brillig
Scientists Make Blackest Material Ever

http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/03/ultrablack.html

This could be used to make a Spinal Tap album cover.
Forum: Road Cycling 02-17-09, 05:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,040
Posted By Brillig
while drunk.

while drunk.
Forum: Road Cycling 02-16-09, 03:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,040
Posted By Brillig
Track/fixed locks out the coasting.

Track/fixed locks out the coasting.
Forum: Road Cycling 02-16-09, 12:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,040
Posted By Brillig
What cadence are you hitting?

What cadence are you hitting?
Forum: Foo 02-06-09, 11:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,115
Posted By Brillig
This is more unnerving than disgusting, but I...

This is more unnerving than disgusting, but I worked with a guy that had a spastic butt clench.

It was horrible watching him write on the white board.
Forum: Foo 02-06-09, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By Brillig
Forum: Foo 01-27-09, 04:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 560
Posted By Brillig
1 . What is your name: Xena 2. A 4 Letter...

1 . What is your name: Xena
2. A 4 Letter Word: ..................Ah crap, I give up. Stupid game.
Forum: Foo 01-27-09, 12:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 560
Posted By Brillig
1 . What is your name: Brillig 2. A 4...

1 . What is your name: Brillig

2. A 4 Letter Word: bunt

3. A Boys Name: Bill

4. A Girls Name: Bridget

5. An Occupation: Beggar
Forum: Foo 01-21-09, 12:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 756
Posted By Brillig
Plus I'm pretty sure (I'm confident someone will...

Plus I'm pretty sure (I'm confident someone will correct me if I'm wrong) that you have to have some sort of presence there. At the very least a PO box to have mail sent to that you'll have to go...
Forum: Northeast 11-07-08, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By Brillig
This might be it: ...

This might be it:

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Old-Brandywine-50-Route

Either way, quite a few good looking rides on that site for Chadds Ford.
...
Forum: Northeast 11-07-08, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By Brillig
The annual Brandywine Tour (put on by the...

The annual Brandywine Tour (put on by the Delaware Valley Bicycle Club) goes close to there. I did the 50 mile version a couple years ago, it's a really nice ride.

Unfortunately I don't have a...
Forum: Books, Movies, Music & Entertainment 10-06-08, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,149
Views: 85,262
Posted By Brillig
I just finished The Road (McCarthy). Wow.

I just finished The Road (McCarthy).

Wow.
Forum: Books, Movies, Music & Entertainment 09-26-08, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1,149
Views: 85,262
Posted By Brillig
Is anyone keeping tabs?

Is anyone keeping tabs?
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