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Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-11, 10:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,945
Posted By Brightwork

I've been off BF for a while. Some things never...

I've been off BF for a while. Some things never change...

To add some value to the thread, make sure to check the geometry charts for each frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-11, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,194
Posted By Brightwork

I ended up getting the Tacx VR multiplayer with...

I ended up getting the Tacx VR multiplayer with the TTS 3 in January. It was pretty easy to set up and the only problem I had was from a cable I didn't plug in all the way. I thought the VR...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-10, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,194
Posted By Brightwork

Tacx Fortius, Elite Real Axiom and any other VR Trainer

The last topic relating to the Real Axiom is a couple years old, I'd guess a fair bit has changed - or at least I hope...

Any advice on the Best VR trainer? The Real Axiom looks like it should...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-10, 09:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,386
Posted By Brightwork

I don't think it matters if a bike is made in the...

I don't think it matters if a bike is made in the USA. You should feel that way too, before you buy a BMC because it's "made in the USA." For the record, I'd get the BMC.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-10, 07:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 769
Posted By Brightwork

that

that
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-10, 07:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,368
Posted By Brightwork

I'd buy it, but it doesn't come in blue.

I'd buy it, but it doesn't come in blue.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-10, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By Brightwork

Based on nothing, I say yes.

Based on nothing, I say yes.
09-23-10, 11:00 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,314
Posted By Brightwork

Actually, there are no "next 2000" on this list. ...

Actually, there are no "next 2000" on this list. It is annual comparison of the largest cities in America. If they put all the towns in, the top 500 towns would be small towns of 50 people with no...
09-23-10, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3,243
Views: 149,624
Posted By Brightwork

“We are constantly overestimating rare dangers...

“We are constantly overestimating rare dangers while underestimating common ones.” is a quote from the NY Times article above. Makes me think of the obese family that bikes to McD with helmets on.
09-22-10, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3,243
Views: 149,624
Posted By Brightwork

Much like we tell a child not to drink alcohol,...

Much like we tell a child not to drink alcohol, but we, as adults, may have a glass of wine with dinner. A small child is likely to have damage done by drinking a glass of wine, I am not. Helmets...
09-17-10, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3,243
Views: 149,624
Posted By Brightwork

Not much, but he was asked about insurance. He...

Not much, but he was asked about insurance. He was politely answering a question.

Tom, you clearly feel wearing a helmet is worth the effort/trouble and cost. Sometimes I feel they are worth it,...
09-17-10, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By Brightwork

I did see the battery packs for sale separately,...

I did see the battery packs for sale separately, but for the extra couple bucks (assuming I wanted another battery), I'd get a new MS900 to use as a tail light or spare. I don't have a new 900 to...
09-16-10, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,675
Posted By Brightwork

I'd be willing to set up a couple sets of...

I'd be willing to set up a couple sets of clinchers for different conditions, just don't want to mess with the tubs more than once before spring. I'll look into the clinchers mentioned. I'm not...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-10, 12:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,525
Posted By Brightwork

A good friend of mine does renovations. After he...

A good friend of mine does renovations. After he finished a job at 3pm, the customer asked if he could do something else for him. He gave the price of $300 and started right away. The customer...
09-16-10, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3,243
Views: 149,624
Posted By Brightwork

I'm sure a lot of people feel the same way about...

I'm sure a lot of people feel the same way about you, riding in traffic, on roads, no flag on your bike, at speeds above 15mph. I see a lot more people riding on MUPs and bike paths here than I do...
09-16-10, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3,243
Views: 149,624
Posted By Brightwork

I don't think you were accusing me of being too...

I don't think you were accusing me of being too hard, but just in case, I haven't been hard on her - and she doesn't see these comments here, AFAIK. I was willing to throw her new Trek road bike on...
09-16-10, 07:06 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,089
Posted By Brightwork

I have heard some complaints about the earlier MS...

I have heard some complaints about the earlier MS lights, but from what I can see, they have fixed the issues. Also, just because you pay $300 for a light at your LBS, doesn't mean it's any better -...
09-16-10, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By Brightwork

You are correct, it does not have a flash mode. ...

You are correct, it does not have a flash mode. I'm not sure if I would use it, as I take off the light during the day and put it on for night riding. I believe the $85 MS900 has a flash mode.
09-15-10, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By Brightwork

I ordered my 1400 from a Chinese seller. Took...

I ordered my 1400 from a Chinese seller. Took less than 2 weeks to get here. I was very impressed with the quality, especially after hearing things about wiring issues etc from the original one. ...
09-15-10, 06:00 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,089
Posted By Brightwork

I just got the MS 1400 a few weeks ago. It works...

I just got the MS 1400 a few weeks ago. It works amazingly well with the 3 lights. It lights the road really well in the rain or dry. It also goes on and comes off very quickly. If I paid $500...
09-15-10, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By Brightwork

I was just talking to my cycling buddy about this...

I was just talking to my cycling buddy about this today. Getting good lights would be my first recommendation. Planning a route along a good transit route would be another. Whereabouts are you...
09-15-10, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3,243
Views: 149,624
Posted By Brightwork

If she was on her old mountain bike, she wouldn't...

If she was on her old mountain bike, she wouldn't have fallen. She's too new to road bikes and 100psi skinny tires to be "instinctive" in those situations. She was hard-headed to not listen to me. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-10, 02:43 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,474
Posted By Brightwork

I was guessing Sarah Palin.

I was guessing Sarah Palin.
09-15-10, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3,243
Views: 149,624
Posted By Brightwork

I've always been a strong believer that helmets...

I've always been a strong believer that helmets are good for little kids and people that ride slowly - or people new to the sport/activity of cycling. I like to wear a helmet when I'm going fast, as...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-10, 09:00 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 14,545
Posted By Brightwork

I was a little upset the new rack was so...

I was a little upset the new rack was so expensive...169828
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-10, 08:20 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,588
Posted By Brightwork

I think you posted that video IIRC. The video...

I think you posted that video IIRC. The video made me laugh for some reason.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-10, 07:47 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,588
Posted By Brightwork

The last time this was asked (yesterday?),...

The last time this was asked (yesterday?), somebody posted http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRdfX7ut8gw I thought it was a good answer.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-10, 08:35 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,223
Posted By Brightwork

168584 Arnold lowered his BMI over the last...

168584

Arnold lowered his BMI over the last few years, he looks much better.:rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-10, 08:30 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,223
Posted By Brightwork

Regardless of what I think about BMI, I think you...

Regardless of what I think about BMI, I think you are spot on.

On topic:

My city has started to make cycling a priority. I could never imagine a by-law passing that could inhibit cycling in...
09-06-10, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,675
Posted By Brightwork

Is it just me or do the Raze not come in a 32 -...

Is it just me or do the Raze not come in a 32 - or anything other than 35? The Grifo looks like the same kind of tread as the Typhoon, but half the price. I like that!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-10, 02:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,900
Posted By Brightwork

Cheapest ones you can find to try on. Some great...

Cheapest ones you can find to try on. Some great end of season sales on now at an LBS near you.
09-06-10, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,675
Posted By Brightwork

Best all 'round rubber for new CX racer

I have a Scott CX Team with D/A, no extra set of brakes on top and the 32H Ultegra/Mavic wheels it came with and a set of 50mm Token Carbon tubs I planned to use. Never done a CX race, so plan to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-10, 12:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 977
Posted By Brightwork

I'm pretty sure I've seen those where the seller...

I'm pretty sure I've seen those where the seller actually said they are alloy rims with a carbon wrap - not to be confused with carbon rims with allow brake surface. That makes them alloy aero rims,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-10, 11:58 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,223
Posted By Brightwork

I don't know why they pushed BMI so much when we...

I don't know why they pushed BMI so much when we all know, "muscle weighs more than fat". Doctors I've spoken to lately about this subject have said they feel waist measurement would be a better...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-10, 05:25 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,223
Posted By Brightwork

Yes, but it doesn't show how fat the REALLY fat...

Yes, but it doesn't show how fat the REALLY fat people are. How many are 5lbs over the arbitrary weight/BMI number or 205lbs over, no way to know from this chart. Also, I'd bet a lot of the "obese"...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-10, 02:54 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,223
Posted By Brightwork

The same thing they do with car drivers - stop...

The same thing they do with car drivers - stop specific people(or groups) for specific problems/violations.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-10, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 977
Posted By Brightwork

There are more than one type on ebay. Much like...

There are more than one type on ebay. Much like the OEM frames on ebay, some are better than others. Some are the exact same rims sold under different brand names that have received good reviews.
09-02-10, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By Brightwork

Looks like a great spot to ride. If I'm ever in...

Looks like a great spot to ride. If I'm ever in your neighbourhood, I'll let you race somebody your own size.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-10, 06:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,203
Posted By Brightwork

Great looking bike. I love my Podium Ice bottles...

Great looking bike. I love my Podium Ice bottles on days like today.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-10, 07:44 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,806
Posted By Brightwork

Matching bottles is pretty easy. I have 2 cages...

Matching bottles is pretty easy. I have 2 cages per bike. I buy bottles 2 at a time. I also only buy one type of bottle. That said, I can't say for sure that my bottles always match. Matching...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-10, 01:27 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,806
Posted By Brightwork

Math fail

Math fail
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-10, 01:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,931
Posted By Brightwork

If you are flying to or from USA, the answer is...

If you are flying to or from USA, the answer is no.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-10, 12:53 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,330
Posted By Brightwork

Riding on the MUPS, during the day, with full...

Riding on the MUPS, during the day, with full safety gear at 5mph is the safest way to ride. That doesn't mean that's what we will all do. I like chasing vehicles from time to time on roads that I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-10, 11:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,843
Posted By Brightwork

You've had a couple sig worthy posts lately.

You've had a couple sig worthy posts lately.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-10, 07:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,401
Posted By Brightwork

It has less to do with thinking I'm not a "real...

It has less to do with thinking I'm not a "real man" and more to do with sexual orientation. If people hint at me being gay for what I wear, I just straight faced say, "I love this outfit, my...
08-16-10, 10:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By Brightwork

I will also give this a +.5 and Chasm can have...

I will also give this a +.5 and Chasm can have the other .5 ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-10, 03:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,323
Posted By Brightwork

6600. Both will work well - any price...

6600. Both will work well - any price difference?

Also, I think Jermso meant "downshift 3 gears"
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-10, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By Brightwork

Shimano says no to the derailleurs. It even...

Shimano says no to the derailleurs. It even looks like the 7900 brakes don't work right.

edit: not sure for chain and cassette, but would think they are ok.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-10, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By Brightwork

Yeah, who wants a mountain bike?

Yeah, who wants a mountain bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-10, 06:51 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,179
Posted By Brightwork

Beer = my "Chocolate milk w/ whey protein" after...

Beer = my "Chocolate milk w/ whey protein" after workout ;)

I actually grab a low carb protein shake with water - after the beer. The shake isn't very tasty, but it does make me appreciate my...
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