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Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-05, 09:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,224
Posted By pgreene

pretty much every item in america is WAY...

pretty much every item in america is WAY overpackaged. had a german LLM student in an environmental law class. all she could talk about was how much packaging we use here, and how terribly wasteful...
03-01-05, 08:31 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,411
Posted By pgreene

the reverse vampires working with the saucer...

the reverse vampires working with the saucer people mind you...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-05, 09:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,888
Posted By pgreene

absolutely, read it religiously, though i'm not...

absolutely, read it religiously, though i'm not sure why---see above post. just once i'd love for them to say "so and so produced a $5000 steaming pile of poo." or at least say "for this amount of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-05, 09:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,888
Posted By pgreene

i was thinking that EXACT thing reading the...

i was thinking that EXACT thing reading the review of the ridley. they don't give bad reviews, period. ever, that i've seen.

kinda costs you credibility when nothing is bad. also kinda makes it...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-05, 06:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,238
Posted By pgreene

i plan to get a CK headset ASAP for no other...

i plan to get a CK headset ASAP for no other reason than they are a very responsible company, and that, in my world, gets rewarded if possible. yes, i could buy 10 cheap headsets for the price, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-05, 07:01 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,036
Posted By pgreene

no difference. someone pointed out above that...

no difference. someone pointed out above that trek's pattern is building lance a bike, then selling that bike to the public. i have a 5900, which is the exact same frame lance won a few tours on. it...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-05, 06:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,380
Posted By pgreene

check dave thomas' site-- speeddream.com i think....

check dave thomas' site-- speeddream.com i think. he builds them bombproof, light and cheap.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-05, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By pgreene

i would disagree. i think it was the explaining...

i would disagree. i think it was the explaining that actually made it funny, and conveyed the remark in the tone in which it was rendered. without said explanation, it would've been perceived as a...
01-21-05, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,085
Posted By pgreene

thanks everyone for the tips. i'm going to try it...

thanks everyone for the tips. i'm going to try it out this weekend. if i can't do it, i'll take it to the shop here and slip them a little extra to let me watch!
01-18-05, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,085
Posted By pgreene

thanks! that's what i was looking for. i would...

thanks! that's what i was looking for. i would just take it to the shop, but i want to do it myself, and don't have time during shop hours to stick around a while.
01-18-05, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,085
Posted By pgreene

that's kinda what i was hoping someone might...

that's kinda what i was hoping someone might steer me through. never ventured into the guts of a hub before. i got a schematic off bontrager's site, but i'm just not sure what to look for.
01-17-05, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,085
Posted By pgreene

"Tight" Hub issue

I posted this on the road boards, too, but have gotten little feedback.

I've been struggling more than I think I deserve lately. First, I attributed it to my new ride coming with a tougher...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-05, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By pgreene

thanks; i'll try that. never ventured into the...

thanks; i'll try that. never ventured into the guts of a hub before, so i'll proceed with caution.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-05, 08:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,252
Posted By pgreene

you've got cadence built in. you've a clock on...

you've got cadence built in. you've a clock on your computer, no? if you can count and have a clock, you've got cadence. just count the number of times your foot tops (or bottoms or whatever is your...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-05, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By pgreene

Hub Friction--or am I this slow?!?

I've been struggling more than I think I deserve lately. First, I attributed it to my new ride coming with a tougher cassette; got an easier one. Then I attributed it to my lack of fitness. Ok,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-05, 09:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 538
Posted By pgreene

i don't know much, but it seems to me that losing...

i don't know much, but it seems to me that losing 2.5 cm off the reach is a lot. i agree about not going much longer than a 120 m stem, what with the tendency to alter handling characteristics...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-05, 09:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,988
Posted By pgreene

i'm quite a fan of greenville, sc. lots of...

i'm quite a fan of greenville, sc. lots of riders, loads of good rides, including easy access to the mountains, in and outside of the city, organized and not. a couple of strong local clubs and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-05, 09:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,990
Posted By pgreene

allow me to restate my position more vigorously....

allow me to restate my position more vigorously. there is no production wheel on the planet lighter than the tubular Z2. they are smoking fast. they are stupid light. they look pretty next to a 55...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-05, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 827
Posted By pgreene

uhm, yes...kidding...i was...no. shamefully, no,...

uhm, yes...kidding...i was...no. shamefully, no, i wasn't kidding. i don't use the software, and i kinda got information overload watching the gradient, HR, speed, wattage, etc. I know i'm not...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-05, 07:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,990
Posted By pgreene

get you some Zipp Z2s. lightest production wheels...

get you some Zipp Z2s. lightest production wheels on the market.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-05, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 827
Posted By pgreene

the instructions are indeed NOT intuitive!!...

the instructions are indeed NOT intuitive!! biggest flaw i've found with the unit so far.

i had to change my batteries when i got the unit. the one in the fork transmitter had all but oozed...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-05, 07:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,707
Posted By pgreene

yes, because shaving legs is so inherently manly...

yes, because shaving legs is so inherently manly in the first place! ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-05, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 641
Posted By pgreene

i've heard nothing but good things about dave...

i've heard nothing but good things about dave thomas. don't have them myself, but a friend i ride with all the time does, and he loves them. great wheels, and even better service.
12-29-04, 05:35 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,731
Posted By pgreene

"I'm not sure I get the whole Disco Channel...

"I'm not sure I get the whole Disco Channel angle. Can you even get that channel in Europe?

... and Bissel is a new sponsor isn't it?

-mark"

bissel's been around at least for a year. don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-04, 07:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,093
Posted By pgreene

buy american. buy the trek.

buy american. buy the trek.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-04, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 929
Posted By pgreene

i read a review once, talking about the x-lites,...

i read a review once, talking about the x-lites, that said they were more comfortable than the ksyriums b/c the 'trager spokes were steel and the mavics spokes were aluminium. interesting theory, i...
12-14-04, 09:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,131
Posted By pgreene

kudos on the simpsons tie in. it's brilliant. ...

kudos on the simpsons tie in. it's brilliant.

oh, and as for the whole postal watch folks: they're morons. blithering morons. well, them and that other group that didn't seem to comprehend the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-04, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By pgreene

i've got a buddy with a set of them. they're...

i've got a buddy with a set of them. they're fairly standard looking--black hubs, spokes and low-profile rims. great wheels though, especially for the price.
12-14-04, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,445
Posted By pgreene

oh. then i am of no use to you whatsoever! sorry....

oh. then i am of no use to you whatsoever! sorry. best of luck with it.
12-13-04, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,445
Posted By pgreene

paint jobs. they change the stock paint job more...

paint jobs. they change the stock paint job more or less every year. what's she look like?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-04, 06:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,232
Posted By pgreene

lance rode my trek OCLV 110 for years, same...

lance rode my trek OCLV 110 for years, same geometry/build/etc. one can purchase the exact if one wanted for about the price of any top-of-the-line bike.

as to the whole debate, if you want a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-04, 06:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 979
Posted By pgreene

i've got DA 10, and my little inline thingy works...

i've got DA 10, and my little inline thingy works just fine. well, except for my moronic self greasing the cables before i put it all together, leading the grease to back up on the little red donut...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-04, 03:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,158
Posted By pgreene

small frame with long stem is going to change the...

small frame with long stem is going to change the bike's handling, in some cases fairly radically. i kinda think it's better not to mess with the geometry/handling of a bike as designed. get one that...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-04, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By pgreene

check excel or colorado cyclist for closeouts on...

check excel or colorado cyclist for closeouts on Look 396s. No the lightest, but bomb-proof, adjustable and easy to manage. I got a pair a while back for $80 or so. I think they have them now for...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-04, 07:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 696
Posted By pgreene

the bakery ride up the greenville watershed road...

the bakery ride up the greenville watershed road is a good one. loads of climbing and great scenery. always a good crowd on the weekends. rumor has it lance rode it with george hincapie (local boy)...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-04, 08:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 897
Posted By pgreene

i got some of the PI toesters (i think--full boot...

i got some of the PI toesters (i think--full boot non-amfib ones). I love them, so far. Wore them on a 30s day and felt just fine. Very pleased, though I feel like an idiot trying to put them...
11-21-04, 05:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 999
Posted By pgreene

bring back the tour du pont. rides through the NC...

bring back the tour du pont. rides through the NC Mountains would be nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-04, 01:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,023
Posted By pgreene

yeah, i asked specifically if one could adapt a...

yeah, i asked specifically if one could adapt a cervelo to the king internal and was told no (by king AND cervelo). something to be said about a company taking a hard line on something when it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-04, 05:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,359
Posted By pgreene

ok, so are lawyers good or bad? good when they...

ok, so are lawyers good or bad? good when they help you, bad when they help someone else?

oh, and that completely sucks about your bike being stolen. i'd pester them, were i you.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-04, 05:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,023
Posted By pgreene

i came very very close to getting this one....

i came very very close to getting this one. instead, got a trek 5900. it came down, oddly enough, to the headset--i didn't want an integrated one, 'cause i wanted to get a chris king 'cause it's a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-04, 09:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,507
Posted By pgreene

re-ditto wheels. costly, but most agree its the...

re-ditto wheels. costly, but most agree its the single quickest way to improve performance through equipment.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-04, 06:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,506
Posted By pgreene

do any of the people with campy ACTUALLY rebuild...

do any of the people with campy ACTUALLY rebuild it? i always hear that cited as a reason for buying campy, but have never known a single person to actually go to all the trouble of doing it. if...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-04, 08:08 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,790
Posted By pgreene

subaru, again. first--they sponsor cycling, which...

subaru, again. first--they sponsor cycling, which is good. second, with the wagon models, you can go on the roof or in the back and still have some room. third, they drive great, and get better MPG...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-04, 05:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,281
Posted By pgreene

accelerade. the blue raspberry is pretty good,...

accelerade. the blue raspberry is pretty good, and looks like windex. which i think makes it cooler. goo packs/clif bars after an hour or so on a long ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-04, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 829
Posted By pgreene

what if it's 999 and just upside down?

what if it's 999 and just upside down?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-04, 04:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,813
Posted By pgreene

well Lance mounts it near the rim, as do all the...

well Lance mounts it near the rim, as do all the posties. therefore i, too, shall mount it near the rim.



(ducking)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-04, 06:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,616
Posted By pgreene

so you're saying if i'd just carry a 50 pound...

so you're saying if i'd just carry a 50 pound block of steel, i could trigger the red lights, eh? ;)

i'm with everyone else. run it, if safe and no one's around. otherwise, wait for a car to...
09-26-04, 06:27 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 11,734
Posted By pgreene

if one of those is the upside, i hope to hell he...

if one of those is the upside, i hope to hell he did dope. don't really doubt that he did. swearing on his wife's life and dog's grave is, well... as a lawyer, i hope he's got some strong semantic...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-04, 06:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,616
Posted By pgreene

triggers? I'd always assumed it was just weight...

triggers? I'd always assumed it was just weight rolling over the sensor implanted in the pavement, and bikes just don't weigh enough. sounds like a scam to me (unless traffic lights work in a manner...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-04, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By pgreene

i've got one. it's fine. nothing special. i kinda...

i've got one. it's fine. nothing special. i kinda think if a saddle doesn't hurt, it's fine. this one doesn't hurt. so it'll do.
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