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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-24-09, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,130
Posted By gascostalot
If you were a bike owner, what bike would you...

If you were a bike owner, what bike would you stock?

Bike A:

Everyone know this particular bike because they see a big name athlete on it. They are willing to spend thousands of dollars on it....
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-21-09, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By gascostalot
That helmet was painstakingly engineered by a...

That helmet was painstakingly engineered by a team of marketers to give you a false sense of security that the helmet will save your life in any and all situations.

If you cut that section off,...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 04-21-09, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4,978
Views: 143,537
Posted By gascostalot
The problem is that these things arnt a proper...

The problem is that these things arnt a proper helmet

http://www.bicycle.net/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/specialized-recalled-helmet.jpg

It's a marketing gimmick and I doupt that there's any...
Forum: Commuting 04-20-09, 06:50 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,277
Posted By gascostalot
It's cheaper for me to drive to campus, then to...

It's cheaper for me to drive to campus, then to ride my bike to the bus stop.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-20-09, 06:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By gascostalot
Why not ride up the stairs on the mountain bike?

Why not ride up the stairs on the mountain bike?
Forum: Commuting 04-20-09, 06:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,279
Posted By gascostalot
Those Dutch bikes are built to last through a...

Those Dutch bikes are built to last through a nuclear war, unlike the bikes they sell in the USA where everyone is all like 'HURRRR DURRRRRR WEIGHT SAVINGS HUURRRR!'.
Forum: Commuting 04-18-09, 04:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,080
Posted By gascostalot
Knoregs, why are you stalking a child? Waiting...

Knoregs, why are you stalking a child? Waiting for that time when the dutiful parent isnt doing their duty in preventing every and all harm coming upon the child? Knoregs, I think you may have to sit...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-18-09, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 641
Posted By gascostalot
Could be the geometry of the bicycle. I honestly...

Could be the geometry of the bicycle. I honestly cant stand riding my hybrid for more then a hour or two.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 04-18-09, 11:26 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,110
Posted By gascostalot
Once I was standing on a sidewalk for a job and...

Once I was standing on a sidewalk for a job and this couple on a tandem was coming right at me. So I stood my ground, and the couple on the tandem had to squeeze by me. The wife said something along...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 04-18-09, 10:58 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 4,824
Posted By gascostalot
Reviewer have to cover his ass. Joey style...

Reviewer have to cover his ass.

Joey style of riding makes perfect sense for the conditions he's riding in. He doesnt pretend to be a car or a pedestrian, he knows exactly what he is driving, he...
Forum: Commuting 04-18-09, 10:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,080
Posted By gascostalot
50 yards is like 10 seconds of walking. If you...

50 yards is like 10 seconds of walking. If you seriously need to drive 50 yards, something is physically wrong with you.
Forum: Commuting 04-18-09, 10:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,050
Posted By gascostalot
I was starting to go bald when I was 21 and the...

I was starting to go bald when I was 21 and the best solution I found are these:

http://www.germes-online.com/direct/dbimage/50192413/AC_Power_Clippers.jpg

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Forum: Commuting 04-17-09, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By gascostalot
Raining a lot in east Denver. Not a lot of snow,...

Raining a lot in east Denver. Not a lot of snow, and the rain is warm, but my coat was soak after 30 minutes of riding. Fortunately the coat happens to be waterproof, but any longer and the water...
Forum: Commuting 04-13-09, 06:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,401
Posted By gascostalot
Well Detroit is rotting to hell. The mean house...

Well Detroit is rotting to hell. The mean house price in Detroit is what? $7K?
Forum: Commuting 04-13-09, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By gascostalot
20 meters? Why exactly cant you just walk 20...

20 meters? Why exactly cant you just walk 20 meters?
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-10-09, 09:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,130
Posted By gascostalot
Unless they're a dealer of a certain brand, I...

Unless they're a dealer of a certain brand, I dont see why a bikeshop would not order a bike for you.

http://www.bikesdirect.com/
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-10-09, 09:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,130
Posted By gascostalot
Call up the LBS and ask them to order one for...

Call up the LBS and ask them to order one for you.

Or

order a LHT from that online bicycle store and assemble it yourself. This is a much cheaper route, but I you'll need tools and mechanics...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-09-09, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By gascostalot
No. It's just I dont like not having any...

No.

It's just I dont like not having any other options. I mean I really dont want to add another $40 to a bike that only cost me $100 to begin with (no the bike isnt some ****ty POS, it's a C'dale...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-08-09, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By gascostalot
Nitto Technomic; my only option?

Is the Nitto Technomic the only option to raise the handlebar? If so, that's kinda lame.
Forum: Living Car Free 04-07-09, 06:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 928
Posted By gascostalot
The problem with bicycles is that they can last...

The problem with bicycles is that they can last forever with minimal maintenance (minimal compare to dumping thousands of dollars to maintene something like a car).

So if profits is your main...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-05-09, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,996
Posted By gascostalot
slide rule, caliber, whatever. Give me...

slide rule, caliber, whatever.

Give me enough motivation and I can I can calculate the clamp diameter with a slide rule....
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-05-09, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,996
Posted By gascostalot
There's no indication of what size bar this thing...

There's no indication of what size bar this thing is. So I took a tape measure and eyeball it. It's around a inch, I'm calling it 26mm. I honestly dont want to buy a slide rule, use it once, and...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-04-09, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,996
Posted By gascostalot
Stems: What these numbers means.

Hey yall. My bicycle needs a shorter stem. The current stem haves 110 x 17 stamped on it.

I'm assuming that means 110mm long and 17 degrees angle. Though I guess it could mean 110mm long and 17mm...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-04-09, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By gascostalot
I actually like friction shifters on the FD....

I actually like friction shifters on the FD. What? You hear noise? Adjust the shifter and make the noise disappear...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-03-09, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By gascostalot
I hate adjusting the damn FD, especially on...

I hate adjusting the damn FD, especially on indexed shifter. I mean it's such a simple concept but it's the world hardest thing to get right.
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