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Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 10-27-11, 02:59 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,279
Posted By MerckxMad
For some of us, that time is spent raising kids,...

For some of us, that time is spent raising kids, maintaining our homes, and socializing. Helping your kid with 6th grade arithmetic can eat up a good portion of those 50+ hours you've calculated as...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-27-11, 10:20 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 23,694
Posted By MerckxMad
You, sir, have exquisite taste. I took delivery...

You, sir, have exquisite taste. I took delivery of my Country Clubman a couple of months ago. It took some time to sort out a dodgy rear wheel issue, but now everything is grand. I did upgrade the...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-18-11, 05:40 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,875
Posted By MerckxMad
20 something bikes

1 less garage bay
1/2 less shed
1 very understanding wife
2 kids ready for trade school
Forum: Road Cycling 07-29-11, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By MerckxMad
Not a bad deal

The Alu Sprint does not have the retro goodness of EM's steel bikes, or the sublime feel of his scandium alloyed alu frames, but for $400-500, you can't go too wrong. The frameset is light and...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-27-11, 07:19 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,333
Posted By MerckxMad
I just picked a name out of the phonebook and...

I just picked a name out of the phonebook and tacked on a "mad".
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-21-11, 02:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 907
Posted By MerckxMad
Sorted

Turn the LHT from a "loaded rando" into the true loaded tourer it was meant to be, sell your 620 to someone who knows what to do with it, and scratch your "sport tourer" itch with one of these...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-21-11, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By MerckxMad
Need more info

There's nothing tricky about the design of the Dew Drop or its wheelset, but without more info, it's hard to diagnose your problem.

It could be that you're not seating the tire's wire bead in...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-19-11, 07:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 531
Posted By MerckxMad
Sounds right

I just bought a complete bike from a shop in the UK. Fedex charged nearly $200 for delivery and clearing customs. Very dear, if I do say so.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-10-11, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By MerckxMad
Thanks folks

Didn't know how the C&V gang would receive a faux classic. In any event, it rides like a dream, and stands next to my '86 Bottecchia, '94 Merckx TSX, and '86 Paramount over in the C&V portion of the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-10-11, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By MerckxMad
A brand new good old fashioned country bike

I just got this in the mail.
Okay, not in the mail, but delivered from the UK. I've been turned off by the fit, feel, cost and marketing hype of the latest and greatest carbon fiber race machines...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-09-11, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By MerckxMad
Flahutes ride bikes with DT shifters.

Flahutes ride bikes with DT shifters.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-09-11, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By MerckxMad
I just got this in the mail.

Okay, not in the mail, but delivered from the UK. I've been turned off by the fit, feel, cost and marketing hype of the latest and greatest carbon fiber race machines (being that I do not race...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-20-11, 11:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,263
Posted By MerckxMad
You realize that if you cut the steerer tube...

You realize that if you cut the steerer tube extension flush with the top of the stem you eliminate further adjustability and a segment of the buying market when you inevitably decide to sell the...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-01-11, 08:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,495
Posted By MerckxMad
Take up ping pong.

Take up ping pong.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 01-01-11, 06:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,071
Posted By MerckxMad
So far, so good.

I swapped out my Nitto rack for the VO with integrated decaluer on my Kogswell P/R. At first, it looked a little goofy because the tangs stick up pretty far. Once I put my VO bag on, everything fit...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-13-10, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 554
Posted By MerckxMad
Been there. Done that.

I took out the extracter when it was clear that it would not budge the fixing bolt. I then used a 8mm head attached to a 10" socket handle attached to a 3' cheater bar while my buddy steadied the...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-03-10, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By MerckxMad
Ugh, and they come in threes

Same thing happened to me on my commute into work this morning. The second time in two weeks. This time it was 1" nail that went right through my Conti Gatorskins rear tire. Since I was only a...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-29-10, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By MerckxMad
My experience

I used Riv's geo chart as a starting point. According to Riv's chart, I should be on 59 Bleriot. I went with a 57 to keep the TT on the shorter side, and it fits like a glove. Riv's ST...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-18-10, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By MerckxMad
That is awesome! You may have to replace your...

That is awesome! You may have to replace your fillings after riding it, but it's a blast of adrenaline.
Forum: Road Cycling 11-15-10, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,021
Posted By MerckxMad
Everyone should own an orange bike at some point...

Everyone should own an orange bike at some point in their lives, especially so if it's lugged and the lugs are chromed. Except for the twonky 1" JIS headset, the Kapu is a sweet build. Room for...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-09-10, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By MerckxMad
The Team SC is a blast to ride. The tube walls...

The Team SC is a blast to ride. The tube walls are about as thick as a beer can and I'm certain it's out of warranty by now so be careful clamping it in a stand/rack. Otherwise, it's a real shot of...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-26-10, 06:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 484
Posted By MerckxMad
Tour of the Hamptons

Today, my friends and I drove out to the east end of Long Island for the Tour of the Hamptons. 75 miles on the rando bike, 3 PBJ sandwiches, and no flats. Awesome ride past two of the best beaches...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-24-10, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By MerckxMad
Why not just buy the B17 Imperial? The're going...

Why not just buy the B17 Imperial? The're going for @$145, and sounds like you've already spent that much experimenting.
Forum: Road Cycling 08-17-10, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By MerckxMad
Get a real real rear blinkie like the PB Super...

Get a real real rear blinkie like the PB Super Flash. The bar end lights are a waste since the tiny LEDs are more often than not blocked by your body.
Forum: Commuting 08-10-10, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By MerckxMad
Oh, they broke my heart. I'm a big Kona fan...

Oh, they broke my heart. I'm a big Kona fan (Dew, Dew Drop, Kapu, Paddy Wagon, ***** Tonk, Jake and a King Zing...yeah, I know, it's a sickness) and was sad to see their road and asphalt line-ups...
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