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Forum: Road Cycling 12-28-07, 01:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,215
Posted By ryanspeer
Heck, I'll join the club. I magically turned my...

Heck, I'll join the club. I magically turned my prized Taylor 614ce into a Specialized Tarmac Expert a year ago, thanks to the miracle of eBay. I loved the guitar dearly but didn't play anymore at...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-10-07, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 694
Posted By ryanspeer
Kore Road Wheelsets - Streamline & Gradient

I have an opportunity through my team's sponsorship to pick up a set of Kore Streamline or Gradient wheels for what amounts to just a little bit more than coffee money. Not really, but pretty darn...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-16-07, 04:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,318
Posted By ryanspeer
You, sir, are an inspiration - and I'm only...

You, sir, are an inspiration - and I'm only trying to kick a stubborn 15 lbs! You deserve that bike more than anyone else I know.
Forum: Mountain Biking 11-16-07, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By ryanspeer
I had it on Craigslist a few months back and was...

I had it on Craigslist a few months back and was asking $250 for it. I had a few people interested in it, but only one who came by. He liked it a lot, but needed a slightly larger frame. I...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-15-07, 01:59 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,818
Posted By ryanspeer
First off, define "a lot of failures". ...

First off, define "a lot of failures".

I'm not saying they have no failures whatsoever - I'm saying it's not as if they have some disturbingly high percentage of failures in relation to the...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-15-07, 01:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,801
Posted By ryanspeer
+1. I'm almost willing to shell out $$ and buy...

+1. I'm almost willing to shell out $$ and buy and wear one, me thinks.
Forum: Mountain Biking 11-15-07, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By ryanspeer
What would you value this bike at?

I have a '91 Schwinn Paramount Series 50 MTB that I'm thinking of listing on Craigslist, but need some help in placing a proper value on it. It's complete with Shimano DX, has Salsa 3-bend barends,...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-14-07, 02:50 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,818
Posted By ryanspeer
As bad as your experience is, I think all...

As bad as your experience is, I think all educated folks here would agree that what you experienced with your frame was definintely an anomaly - it's not indicative of Litespeed as a whole. They...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-09-07, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By ryanspeer
I understand a disc wheelset isn't intended for...

I understand a disc wheelset isn't intended for standard caliper or cantilever brakes due to no braking surface. That wasn't what I was asking.

. . . the ultimate question I had is basically,...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-09-07, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By ryanspeer
MTB 29's on a road/cross bike??

I'm still kind of new to this whole 29" wheel concept, but stumbled across THIS AUCTION...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 10-31-07, 03:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,992
Posted By ryanspeer
$155 for the DualCross 300 ain't bad. The best...

$155 for the DualCross 300 ain't bad. The best I've seen prior to this post is $165 through Pricepoint.com.

The head unit of the 200 and 300 are identical as far as I can tell (the battery and/or...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-31-07, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By ryanspeer
Not "bad", but you could've done a lot better....

Not "bad", but you could've done a lot better. (http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/16523-225_CYGD27-2-Accessories-35-Lights/Cygolite-DualCross-200-High-Intensity-LED-Bike-Light.htm)
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 10-30-07, 09:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,992
Posted By ryanspeer
Call me Mr. Skeptical, but with a 1W LED? I...

Call me Mr. Skeptical, but with a 1W LED? I think not.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 10-30-07, 09:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,992
Posted By ryanspeer
Look no further....

Look no further. (http://www.performancebike.com/shop/Profile.cfm?SKU=23372&item=40-3734&slitrk=search&slisearch=true) This is all the light you'll ever need with MORE than twice the battery life...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 10-29-07, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By ryanspeer
That violates at least a few irrefutable laws of...

That violates at least a few irrefutable laws of nature. **shudder!!**
Forum: Road Cycling 10-29-07, 12:00 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,053
Posted By ryanspeer
re: cold toes -- I tried using some sandwhich...

re: cold toes -- I tried using some sandwhich bags over my toes underneath my shoes a few rides back on a cold(ish) day. It made a noteworthy difference in the overall comfiness of my otherwise cold...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-29-07, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By ryanspeer
Most people don't tape the tops of their bars...

Most people don't tape the tops of their bars like that simply because they're trying to shamelessly flaunt the manufacturer's logo which is almost always very ostentatiously pasted all over the bar...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-26-07, 02:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,190
Posted By ryanspeer
Notice the NiteRider Classic headlights with...

Notice the NiteRider Classic headlights with blue/red tinted flip-down lens covers? NiteRider makes specific NR Classics for police units where the lights flash alternating from left/right. It's...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-26-07, 01:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 579
Posted By ryanspeer
First recommendation: Lighting. LOTS of lighting....

First recommendation: Lighting. LOTS of lighting. Make your mini-peleton look like a freakin' Christmas tree riding down the road. The more people can see you, the longer your life expectancy.
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Forum: Road Cycling 10-26-07, 11:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,654
Posted By ryanspeer
Forget the snot rockets idea. This one takes the...

Forget the snot rockets idea. This one takes the cake. An occasional primal scream while slapping at invisible insects wildly attacking your face or netherregions can't hurt either.
Forum: Road Cycling 10-26-07, 11:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,654
Posted By ryanspeer
+1. You can always claim to have never seen him,...

+1. You can always claim to have never seen him, too.
Forum: Road Cycling 10-19-07, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By ryanspeer
It's not cheap, but if I were going with a hitch...

It's not cheap, but if I were going with a hitch rack, I'd go with THIS (http://www.thuleracks.com/product.asp?dept_id=8&sku=916) from Thule, or whatever the equivalent is from Yakima.

From a...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-18-07, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,133
Posted By ryanspeer
Yes, unfortunately. I forgot that and the backup...

Yes, unfortunately. I forgot that and the backup headlight. I nearly peed my chamois.
Forum: Road Cycling 10-18-07, 11:15 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,506
Posted By ryanspeer
He's BA-ack! :beer:

He's BA-ack!
:beer:
Forum: Road Cycling 10-18-07, 11:14 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,935
Posted By ryanspeer
Any chance you can email me this as a full sized...

Any chance you can email me this as a full sized photo? I'd love to put that up as my desktop! PM if that's cool, and I'll PM my email addy to you. Gracias hombre.
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