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12-05-11, 03:50 PM
Replies: 28,352
Views: 973,606
Posted By XianRL

Got back to riding the meagerly 9 miles round...

Got back to riding the meagerly 9 miles round trip to the office now that the toenails have healed a month after surgery. Woo hoo!
12-05-11, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3,900
Views: 560,362
Posted By XianRL

Um, there's a sick deal at BEARD Bags...

Um, there's a sick deal at BEARD Bags (http://www.beardbags.bigcartel.com/). Every Rogue Pak (http://www.beardbags.bigcartel.com/product/rouge-pak) order placed today (December 5) will be 30 percent...
11-26-11, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3,900
Views: 560,362
Posted By XianRL

Yeah, even Rickshaw--the San Fran based bag...

Yeah, even Rickshaw--the San Fran based bag maker--admits that their bags are made of materials often manufactured in China. However, they also claim they they look for the best working conditions in...
11-07-11, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3,900
Views: 560,362
Posted By XianRL

Everything at Fixcraft...

Everything at Fixcraft (http://www.bluecollardistro.com/fixcraft/categories.php?cPath=992) is 15 percent off until Nov. 13. Code: FIX15

They do sell Bern Watts helmets for those not looking for...
09-29-11, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3,900
Views: 560,362
Posted By XianRL

Yeah, a Little 500 was a prize at the Midwestern...

Yeah, a Little 500 was a prize at the Midwestern bike polo tourney in May. The guy who got wanted to give it away. Ha!
09-22-11, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3,900
Views: 560,362
Posted By XianRL

I'm going for a pair of the Midway SPDs. And...

I'm going for a pair of the Midway SPDs.

And I meant to post this (http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1780&products_id=10569), 52 percent of Bruiser forks. Keep in...
09-14-11, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By XianRL

Facebook chat between him and me (excuse our poor...

Facebook chat between him and me (excuse our poor grammar/punctuation):

me: a cross check fork axle to crown is 400mm, and a 1x1 fork is 413mm with 80mm suspension correction
so if i replaced my...
09-14-11, 12:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By XianRL

Talked to my other bike mechanic pal and he gave...

Talked to my other bike mechanic pal and he gave me the down low on all the effects this fork change would likely have.

/thread
09-13-11, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By XianRL

Polo bike fork

I have a goofy polo bike. It's a frame designed for 700s, but I run a 26" wheel in the front on a Cross Check fork. Yes, I could run a 700 in the front, but the toe overlap on this bike is dreadful....
08-30-11, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3,900
Views: 560,362
Posted By XianRL

Already got posted. But glad to see that sale...

Already got posted. But glad to see that sale hasn't ended.
08-17-11, 11:36 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 25,403
Posted By XianRL

Right on, zhaden. You do any MTB here in COMO?...

Right on, zhaden. You do any MTB here in COMO? Also, it seems a Facebook group called "CoMo Critical Mass" started within the last week. Obviously, the idea is to get a critical mass ride going the...
08-08-11, 02:26 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 25,403
Posted By XianRL

Does anybody know if Springfield reignited their...

Does anybody know if Springfield reignited their bike polo scene? Without Springfield and KC, only STL and us (Columbia) still play.
08-04-11, 03:16 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,611
Posted By XianRL

Looks great, especially for that price. Any...

Looks great, especially for that price.

Any chance you'll parlay this into a small business?
08-02-11, 11:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,022
Posted By XianRL

Yeah, I'm not alone in Columbia in having a 32/22...

Yeah, I'm not alone in Columbia in having a 32/22 (about 1.45) setup. Fixed players tend not to go that low of course. It seems having these low ratios offers a major advantage on tourney-sized...
08-02-11, 12:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,022
Posted By XianRL

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lp3muiugly1qcfzjg.j...

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lp3muiugly1qcfzjg.jpg

Boom. (And yes, it's a 700c in the back, 26" in the front.)
07-31-11, 02:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,596
Posted By XianRL

Yeah, making your own is virtually free. But some...

Yeah, making your own is virtually free. But some cities don't have as many coroplast signs as others. Here in Columbia, it's not easy to come by. I'd imagine some of those Montana teams have...
07-29-11, 12:57 AM
Replies: 3,900
Views: 560,362
Posted By XianRL

Oh man, I have no need for an Affinity frameset,...

Oh man, I have no need for an Affinity frameset, but I sure do want one.
07-28-11, 05:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,596
Posted By XianRL

Already exists...

Already exists (http://jinxywheelcovers.blogspot.com/).

And yeah, Fixcraft has been making the coroplast for awhile. Sean Ingram, Fixcraft founder, is entertaining the idea of HDPE covers. They're...
04-11-11, 09:23 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 25,403
Posted By XianRL

Yes, unfortunately. My apartment is not far from...

Yes, unfortunately. My apartment is not far from the stadium. With my windows open I could hear the M-I-Z...Z-O-U shenanigans. I'm not a loyal Tiger. Kinda wanna get my degree and never sit through...
04-08-11, 10:03 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 25,403
Posted By XianRL

Ah, like people who say "farty-far" when...

Ah, like people who say "farty-far" when referring to highway 44?
04-07-11, 02:42 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 25,403
Posted By XianRL

From Missouri, as in born and raised? I've spent...

From Missouri, as in born and raised? I've spent almost 18 of my 22 years in Missouri, so I grew up in this giant state. But my pilgrim home is Charlotte, NC.
04-07-11, 12:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 284
Posted By XianRL

San Fran hardcourt bike polo

Is there a decent-sized group of hardcourt bike polo players in San Francisco?

Any details on how often/where they play are appreciated.
03-31-11, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By XianRL

Rad. No one from CoMO or STL is going, but I'm...

Rad. No one from CoMO or STL is going, but I'm betting Chicago and Milwaukee will make their presence known. Should be good.
03-29-11, 10:50 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 36,153
Posted By XianRL

Gotcha. I fashioned a drop bolt with some...

Gotcha. I fashioned a drop bolt with some aluminum stock. I left the drop bolt that came with the frame 120 miles away and needed to put a rear brake on today. Ha!
03-29-11, 04:54 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 36,153
Posted By XianRL

You mean the rear R556 fits without the drop bolt?

You mean the rear R556 fits without the drop bolt?
03-27-11, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By XianRL

Lafayette Riverside Polo Tourney

Not sure if I'll make it, but a handful of guys and gals I play with should be there (http://www.hardcourtbikepolo.com/?p=2471).

Anybody else going?
03-23-11, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By XianRL

Ha, you sound like my buddy, which is a good...

Ha, you sound like my buddy, which is a good thing; not bashing you. He loves the old chromoly MTB farmes. His polo frame is an old Diamondback static/acid wash. He also picked up a Scwhinn...
03-23-11, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By XianRL

Disc brakes offer more stopping power, especially...

Disc brakes offer more stopping power, especially in the front. If you're commuting, why not keep them on? As far as I know (anybody can correct me if I'm wrong), disc brakes provide better stopping...
03-18-11, 02:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,349
Posted By XianRL

Full moon group ride tonight. Pseudo bike polo...

Full moon group ride tonight. Pseudo bike polo tourney/BBQ all day tomorrow. Pick up games on Sunday.

Sure, polo may not be riding, but I'll still be on a SS.
03-15-11, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3,900
Views: 560,362
Posted By XianRL

They've been on sale for at least that long. I...

They've been on sale for at least that long. I thought that sale started in January. Hard to say when it'll stop.
03-12-11, 11:28 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,367
Posted By XianRL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y620MMFt6lA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y620MMFt6lA
03-11-11, 04:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,700
Posted By XianRL

Sorry, I never answered this. That detail is...

Sorry, I never answered this. That detail is actually on the fork.
03-11-11, 04:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,558
Posted By XianRL

qft

qft
03-10-11, 04:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,558
Posted By XianRL

Glad to see this thread. On my ride home last...

Glad to see this thread. On my ride home last night, a drunk passenger yelled, "Hey f***hole, get a car, you p***y."

All I could think was that he's a coward and bigger wimp than me. It was 25F...
03-09-11, 06:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 749
Posted By XianRL

http://www.gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs1/16152...

http://www.gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs1/1615275_o.gif
03-08-11, 11:40 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,367
Posted By XianRL

I agree. And Chad, I meant to ask about your oven...

I agree. And Chad, I meant to ask about your oven and the details of powder coating. Would you mind sharing the powder coating process? How big is that oven?
03-08-11, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,995,132
Posted By XianRL

Bike theft is minimal here. I see bikes not...

Bike theft is minimal here. I see bikes not locked up in the same spot for days at a time. I would never do that, but it's common with the Nexts, Magnas, etc. The knowledge of value is sad. A few...
03-08-11, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By XianRL

I am not near you. You should look here...

I am not near you.

You should look here (http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php/236-Southern-California).

Oh, and what's wrong with "riding really far"? Embrace the challenge.
03-08-11, 01:01 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 17,131
Posted By XianRL

By school, are we saying a non-higher education...

By school, are we saying a non-higher education institution? Just clarifying because I could easily take my bike into a lecture hall.
03-07-11, 10:48 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 17,131
Posted By XianRL

This violates rule No. 7:

This violates rule No. 7:
03-07-11, 09:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,210
Posted By XianRL

Yup, dead. DenDekker said his colleagues...

Yup, dead. DenDekker said his colleagues approached him and said there's no point in a state law like this since it would likely be enforced only in NYC and applies only to that city (unless I'm...
03-07-11, 08:53 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 9,189
Posted By XianRL

I get it, but it's the principle of the matter. ...

I get it, but it's the principle of the matter.

Consider me the Woodrow Wilson of SSFG (sorry, I'm studying for an American presidency exam).
03-07-11, 08:00 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 9,189
Posted By XianRL

Did Blicks put a requirement on the number of...

Did Blicks put a requirement on the number of posts a user must have to be eligible for the drawing? Or a requirement on how lung a user has been a BF member?

I'm concerned with sock puppets.
03-07-11, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 532
Posted By XianRL

How do you congratulate this? Too awesome.

How do you congratulate this? Too awesome.
03-07-11, 12:09 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,453
Posted By XianRL

I have to settle for sorority girls.

I have to settle for sorority girls.
03-06-11, 10:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,149
Posted By XianRL

http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/p...

http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/000/485/974/chubbs_display_image.jpg?1288892342 to silver loop. Silver veep would be rad.
03-06-11, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3,120
Views: 332,862
Posted By XianRL

Oh man, no I was just teasing. It's fun to see...

Oh man, no I was just teasing. It's fun to see what you find! I enjoy the good deals just as much as the absurd listings.

I wish I wasn't in a market full of Magnas and Roadmasters.
03-06-11, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3,120
Views: 332,862
Posted By XianRL

Let's change the name of this thread to "What did...

Let's change the name of this thread to "What did Lilc find today?"
03-06-11, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,995,132
Posted By XianRL

Yeah, seen that video. I'm in a low theft town...

Yeah, seen that video. I'm in a low theft town right now, so this is more than enough. I plan to get the fat mini U so I can wrap the cable through the rear wheel, frame and chain ring. Then use the...
03-06-11, 04:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,620
Posted By XianRL

The trispoke makes the front look naked or...

The trispoke makes the front look naked or something, but that's just me. You should do what you want, no doubt. However, if you wanna build an Aerohead with the $300 from the sale, go for it. I have...
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