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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-16-12, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By rugerben
As for this: I have to admit... I do...

As for this:


I have to admit... I do kinda like it. There is something so... simple and clean about it. It's all up to my feel and my sense of which mechanical piece is doing what.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-16-12, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By rugerben
Ha!!! I was actually referring to eBay, but of...

Ha!!! I was actually referring to eBay, but of course, enogh people call it "fleabay" that now, there actually IS a website by that name!! I love it.

Yes, the barcons are actually ultegra...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-16-12, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By rugerben
Please refresh my memory on an RD issue

Ok, so I used to be really into working on bikes, but have gotten out of practice and have forgotten some stuff.
I'm working on an early 90's C-Dale touring bike. It has a 7 speed cassette in the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-19-10, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By rugerben
How in the heck do I know which cone to use?

The front hub cones on my Cannondale T400 are trashed. I rode them till they died, and then clean and repacked with grease and rode another bunch of miles on them until finally they are just...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-09-09, 06:34 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,509
Posted By rugerben
I loved my 1991 Sirrus. Sorry I sold that thing...

I loved my 1991 Sirrus. Sorry I sold that thing to buy my Giant TCR.
Do yourself a favor and keep that Sirrus for when you want to go old-school.

Also, I have to ask, and I don't mean this in...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-15-09, 10:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,023
Posted By rugerben
1)Great bike. Nice buy. congrats. 2) It's...

1)Great bike. Nice buy. congrats.

2) It's worth learning to put the tires on yourself. DO yourself a favor and do not get them installed at the shop. Even if it takes you a while to learn it,...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-11-09, 09:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,905
Posted By rugerben
I love GT's. My 1994ish GT Talera. It was...

I love GT's.
My 1994ish GT Talera.
It was my winter commuter bike last year. Now, it's just my every day commuter bike, i loved it so much.

I have to take new pics though. It now sports...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-09-09, 08:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 812
Posted By rugerben
Bingo. Of course, speaking of big wastes of...

Bingo.

Of course, speaking of big wastes of time... you and I are both sitting on the internet reading about some guy who wants to know if he should buy a game console and we actually care enough...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 11-09-09, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6,457
Views: 1,619,358
Posted By rugerben
I love it. But I love that M3 more. Woof!!! ...

I love it. But I love that M3 more. Woof!!!

I'm not nearly "gangsta" enough to pull off that Escalade though. ;)
Forum: Commuting 11-08-09, 08:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 787
Posted By rugerben
My lord. 150 miles on a singe-speed cruiser...

My lord. 150 miles on a singe-speed cruiser would be an accomplishment for ME, at 25 Y.O.
Heck, people were shocked when I rode the TdC century ride on a Giant TranSend with 700X32c tires and...
Forum: Commuting 11-08-09, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 809
Posted By rugerben
I've heard that when they start to sag you should...

I've heard that when they start to sag you should tighten the adjustment bolt to the max and then bake the saddle at 350 in the oven for an hour to make sure it keeps shape.
Then dunk it in a...
Forum: Commuting 11-08-09, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 809
Posted By rugerben
DING DING DING!!!! We have a winner!!!!

DING DING DING!!!!

We have a winner!!!!
Forum: Commuting 11-08-09, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 809
Posted By rugerben
"He has just returned from defeating the Cretins...

"He has just returned from defeating the Cretins at Sparta!
Oh!
Make that the Spartans at Crete!"

First one to ID the quote wins!
Forum: Road Cycling 11-07-09, 12:18 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,450
Posted By rugerben
That was me, minus the oreos.......:twitchy:

That was me, minus the oreos.......:twitchy:
Forum: Commuting 11-07-09, 09:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,366
Posted By rugerben
Edit to erase my previous post. I didn't read...

Edit to erase my previous post. I didn't read the rest of the thread before replying.
Mods, feel free to erase.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-07-09, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 701
Posted By rugerben
Probably not too far off actually. Think...

Probably not too far off actually.

Think about getting a top of the line steel bike today with Campy Record components, and really good wheels.
I see no way to avoid spending around $3k for it.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-05-09, 09:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,985
Posted By rugerben
Very nice. I absolutely LOVE the look ...

Very nice. I absolutely LOVE the look

What's going to keep them stuck inside the bar end so they don't fall out?
Forum: Road Cycling 11-05-09, 09:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,975
Posted By rugerben
That's because the cables aren't internally...

That's because the cables aren't internally routed. :p
I picked up on that too.
Forum: Road Cycling 11-05-09, 08:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,975
Posted By rugerben
I see your snow plow and raise you a camper. ...

I see your snow plow and raise you a camper.

http://www.booooooom.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/kevin_cyr_01.jpg

Edit to add:
Perhaps I should rephrase my reply.

"Why are bikes not used as...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-05-09, 03:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,975
Posted By rugerben
Glad to be of service. One more for the road. ...

Glad to be of service.
One more for the road.
http://gadgets.boingboing.net/gimages/Bike-Mower-2.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling 11-05-09, 03:21 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,711
Posted By rugerben
The chateau!??!?! Bwahahahaha. I haven't...

The chateau!??!?! Bwahahahaha. I haven't thought about Chateau in a loooooong time.

When I was at Brandeis, my friends used to go to that place. I never went into it though.
Forum: Road Cycling 11-05-09, 06:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By rugerben
I dunno where you guys shop. Around here, I've...

I dunno where you guys shop. Around here, I've never seen a 105 equipped bike for <$1000 even on closeout.
Forum: Road Cycling 11-05-09, 06:15 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,975
Posted By rugerben
A Dooble if you will.

A Dooble if you will.
Forum: Road Cycling 11-04-09, 04:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,975
Posted By rugerben
In days of yore, before such fancy inventions as...

In days of yore, before such fancy inventions as the toilet bike, there was the outhouse bike.

http://www.impactlab.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/toilet-bicycle-206.jpg

Edit: fixed broken link.
Forum: Road Cycling 11-04-09, 04:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,975
Posted By rugerben
You need high fiber Gu.

You need high fiber Gu.
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