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01-13-12, 12:49 PM
Replies: 59
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Posted By lvleph

Yeah, I said I was 5'7". I don't have visibility...

Yeah, I said I was 5'7". I don't have visibility issues. I thought I would, but... Then again, I don't care if I have to turn around to see. I have done that riding at 25+ mph, but that was in a lot...
01-10-12, 07:53 PM
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Views: 9,454
Posted By lvleph

It is a microwave.

It is a microwave.
01-10-12, 01:17 PM
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Views: 9,454
Posted By lvleph

Well, here was another time I put crazy things in...

Well, here was another time I put crazy things in my bag.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-uhgUNPG0AJs/Ti88WJs-0CI/AAAAAAAABUY/c66l6q93EsI/s912/IMG_20110726_181430.jpg
01-09-12, 08:30 PM
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Views: 953,210
Posted By lvleph

It does take some time to get the Miche to...

It does take some time to get the Miche to tighten properly, but then again I have a much better chainline than I had with sugino 65.
01-09-12, 08:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,454
Posted By lvleph

Now, if I could just get my wife to stop driving....

Now, if I could just get my wife to stop driving. The bag is worth it, and I don't regret the money I spent.

And to be fair, the $300 was for the bag, hip belt, and the chrome accessory pouch.
01-09-12, 08:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,454
Posted By lvleph

Oh yeah, I wasn't really complaining. I just wish...

Oh yeah, I wasn't really complaining. I just wish I didn't have to throw down $300 to get a bag.
01-09-12, 08:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,454
Posted By lvleph

I asked for extras, so that I could make a strap...

I asked for extras, so that I could make a strap that goes around things and they just sent me some for free.
01-09-12, 08:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,454
Posted By lvleph

His excuse was that they are hand made in the US...

His excuse was that they are hand made in the US and people are paid a living wage, so no discounts.
01-09-12, 08:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,454
Posted By lvleph

Hmmm, the rambler seems the same length to me,...

Hmmm, the rambler seems the same length to me, but whatever.
01-09-12, 08:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,454
Posted By lvleph

I have a friend that works there and I couldn't...

I have a friend that works there and I couldn't get hooked up. lol
01-09-12, 08:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,454
Posted By lvleph

I am 5'7" and the length of the bag is a bit too...

I am 5'7" and the length of the bag is a bit too long. It bothered me before I road, but while riding it doesn't bother me at all. The Rambler didn't seem any shorter. Eventually, I got use to the...
01-09-12, 07:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,454
Posted By lvleph

And how would that help me with the task at hand?...

And how would that help me with the task at hand? My wife needs a car seat and a stroller not a bike trailer. I had to get said stroller and car seat home. I hate cars, therefore Mission Workshop bag...
01-09-12, 06:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,454
Posted By lvleph

I had a week of laundry for my wife and myself...

I had a week of laundry for my wife and myself once. I was riding up this hill and passed a guy in full kit. He said to me, "are you really going to pass me with all that on your back?" I said to...
01-09-12, 05:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,454
Posted By lvleph

Lifting my leg to get on the bike almost made me...

Lifting my leg to get on the bike almost made me fall over.
01-09-12, 04:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,454
Posted By lvleph

I had to ride up a 7% grade, that almost killed...

I had to ride up a 7% grade, that almost killed me. I was worried that I might not be able to peddle anymore. It was only 1/4 a mile though. With this load you can't just speed up before a hill,...
01-09-12, 04:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,454
Posted By lvleph

Putting the Mission Workshop Vandal to the Test

I have had my MW Vandal for about 6 months now, and really I can't think of any other backpack I would rather have. I figured I would give an example of the type of load I have carried with it. ...
05-28-11, 08:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,791
Posted By lvleph

Typically, people don't fall because of the...

Typically, people don't fall because of the pedals they fall because of poor planning.
05-27-11, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By lvleph

I will stick to my Phils.

I will stick to my Phils.
05-27-11, 10:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,791
Posted By lvleph

I have been riding clipless for years and I fell...

I have been riding clipless for years and I fell while doing a track stand on a road bike. So yeah, you risk falling, but it isn't a big deal.
05-27-11, 10:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,180
Posted By lvleph

I plan on doing some Fixed Gear Touring. Would...

I plan on doing some Fixed Gear Touring. Would that be considered point to point? :)
05-25-11, 06:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,199
Posted By lvleph

I was saying that I need to find mine.

I was saying that I need to find mine.
05-24-11, 11:30 AM
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Views: 2,791
Posted By lvleph

If you are twisting your feet while pedaling, to...

If you are twisting your feet while pedaling, to such an extent that you are unclipping, then I would guess your saddle is too low.
05-24-11, 11:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,199
Posted By lvleph

I have a fixed/fixed hub and you can thread a...

I have a fixed/fixed hub and you can thread a freewheel onto it. Now, if I could just find the tool to take the freewheel off.
05-24-11, 07:26 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,791
Posted By lvleph

I live at the top of a category 3 hill and I have...

I live at the top of a category 3 hill and I have never once clipped out. In fact, I have never clipped out and I have been riding clipless for a few years (don't remember how long, maybe 2004). I...
05-17-11, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,065
Posted By lvleph

I love that you ask something specific and only...

I love that you ask something specific and only one post addresses your question. I have the nitto randoneur and I think they aren't too bad. However, I have been considering some Major Taylor's or...
05-06-11, 05:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,449
Posted By lvleph

Resale definitely, sucks. But then again I live...

Resale definitely, sucks. But then again I live in the middle of no where and don't want to resort to Ebay.
05-02-11, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,185,353
Posted By lvleph

Ghost bike? That bike is unlucky.

Ghost bike? That bike is unlucky.
04-20-11, 09:23 PM
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Views: 564,074
Posted By lvleph

And yes, I considered posting that bike to this...

And yes, I considered posting that bike to this thread, but decided against it. He was going to paint it with rhino lining. lol
04-20-11, 08:44 PM
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Views: 564,074
Posted By lvleph

That is my friends. He built it last month. I...

That is my friends. He built it last month. I can't understand why he is selling it so soon. He says he wants to build a road bike.
04-18-11, 05:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,702
Posted By lvleph

The main benefit to threaded is the adjustable...

The main benefit to threaded is the adjustable stem height. This is the reason I went with threaded on my newest bike.
04-17-11, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,415
Posted By lvleph

Video (No Action)...

Video (No Action) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct4RhpmBnMA)
04-17-11, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,185,353
Posted By lvleph

This doesn't explain why straps and not clips.

This doesn't explain why straps and not clips.
04-17-11, 08:34 AM
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Views: 1,185,353
Posted By lvleph

Yeah, but I use reason. The person gave me their...

Yeah, but I use reason. The person gave me their reason and now I see their point. I won't use it, but whatever.
04-16-11, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,185,353
Posted By lvleph

Why would anyone want giant pedals with straps? I...

Why would anyone want giant pedals with straps? I can't figure this out.
04-16-11, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By lvleph

Why do you care what people want here. Just post...

Why do you care what people want here. Just post it somewhere.
04-14-11, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,185,353
Posted By lvleph

Reminds me why as soon as I finish my PhD I will...

Reminds me why as soon as I finish my PhD I will be out of here. Two years here is already too long and I still have two more.
04-14-11, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,185,353
Posted By lvleph

Yeah, I got the bike back today and they...

Yeah, I got the bike back today and they scratched it in at least three places. Then they told me it was because of a crappy paint job.
04-13-11, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,185,353
Posted By lvleph

Well, I didn't have a headset press either. I am...

Well, I didn't have a headset press either. I am baffled how a shop doesn't have the tools to cut a steerer tube. Am I to believe that in the years they have been open no one has ever needed a...
04-13-11, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,185,353
Posted By lvleph

Yeah, well it would have been built up tonight...

Yeah, well it would have been built up tonight and pictures would have followed if my stupid LBS had the tools to cut the steerer tube. The dude asked if I had the tools to do it and if I did he...
04-13-11, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 520
Posted By lvleph

How much your heel can move side to side.

How much your heel can move side to side.
04-12-11, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,185,353
Posted By lvleph

Yeah, maybe one day I will get a VW Notchback to...

Yeah, maybe one day I will get a VW Notchback to match.
04-12-11, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,185,353
Posted By lvleph

A taste of what's to come ...

A taste of what's to come
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_AhWVbXcsVMQ/TaTucegRzmI/AAAAAAAAAv0/tn_Rorx130A/s800/IMG_0213.JPG
04-12-11, 07:24 AM
04-12-11, 07:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,430
Posted By lvleph

Nice try, you know most of these people aren't...

Nice try, you know most of these people aren't actually riding.
04-11-11, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,077
Posted By lvleph

LOL How about at Paul....

LOL
How about at Paul. (http://www.paulcomp.com/dropouts.html)
04-11-11, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,077
Posted By lvleph

Bob Jackson has Pauls. You may be able to buy...

Bob Jackson has Pauls. You may be able to buy some from them. I know I have seen them somewhere for $40, but I can't remember where.
04-11-11, 02:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,380
Posted By lvleph

I plan on doing some touring with a 46x18 here in...

I plan on doing some touring with a 46x18 here in the mountains of SW Virginia.
04-11-11, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,430
Posted By lvleph

Yeah, I can't figure out why people say some of...

Yeah, I can't figure out why people say some of the bikes on here are "hot".
04-11-11, 12:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,430
Posted By lvleph

Pretty much any bike can be made ugly.

Pretty much any bike can be made ugly.
04-11-11, 12:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,380
Posted By lvleph

It was two guys doing it relay style. So, 1500mi...

It was two guys doing it relay style. So, 1500mi in 8 days.
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