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05-20-03, 06:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,982
Posted By D*Alex

Just a guess-could it actually be a frame that...

Just a guess-could it actually be a frame that the Liberian cycling team rode on? I'm sure Liberia never had a very good team, but maybe it actually was used in the olympics. Post a pic.
05-20-03, 05:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,998
Posted By D*Alex

For that kind of money, you really should look at...

For that kind of money, you really should look at a good used bike. Of course, condition is the primary concern, so look around for a while, see what's available.
05-20-03, 05:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 636
Posted By D*Alex

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!
05-20-03, 05:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,783
Posted By D*Alex

OK, it's put-up-or-shut-up time. I live near...

OK, it's put-up-or-shut-up time. I live near Rochester, and once my sprained ankle heals, I'll take you to task by riding with you for a couple of hours. Heck, I'll even do it on my touring bike,...
05-20-03, 05:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 850
Posted By D*Alex

Hey, stinkbomb, if you don't even have a credit...

Hey, stinkbomb, if you don't even have a credit card, who do you think is going to finance a bike for you? Besides, minors need to have a parent co-sign any loan.

BTW, MichaelW, police auctions...
05-19-03, 12:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 985
Posted By D*Alex

Surprisingly, that was invented by the Welsh. In...

Surprisingly, that was invented by the Welsh. In fact, the word "whisky" is derived from a Welsh word meaning "water of life".
05-19-03, 12:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,721
Posted By D*Alex

Some of the rail-trails around here require...

Some of the rail-trails around here require nothing short of a full-blown ATB to traverse. One trail is something like 90 miles long, but so much of it is so poorly maintained, I'd doubt that you...
05-19-03, 05:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,099
Posted By D*Alex

Ummm.......Looks like a BSA to me.......

Ummm.......Looks like a BSA to me.......
05-19-03, 05:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,242
Posted By D*Alex

If the bike shop can't fix it, demand a refund....

If the bike shop can't fix it, demand a refund. They sound like a bunch of morons, anyway.
05-19-03, 05:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By D*Alex

Better be ready for some hills!

Better be ready for some hills!
05-19-03, 05:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,125
Posted By D*Alex

Having been in and around Dallas/Ft.Worth many,...

Having been in and around Dallas/Ft.Worth many, many times in the past, I'm assuming the lack of cyclists there is partly due to the reckless nature of many of the local motoring populace. In the...
05-19-03, 05:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,783
Posted By D*Alex

I think you're full of it! You're so full of...

I think you're full of it! You're so full of braggadoccio, I doubt there's any truth in your statement. You only post junk, anyway. In the end, you are a:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-03, 09:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,232
Posted By D*Alex

Negative, o ye of little knowlege. Tubulars are...

Negative, o ye of little knowlege. Tubulars are always lighter than comparable clinchers, and the rims are also lighter. And, yes. Ive seen a clincher blow off a rim. Used to be much more common, but...
05-18-03, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,277
Posted By D*Alex

Yes, there is a stock pipe size that works...

Yes, there is a stock pipe size that works perfectly on a 1" steerer. Add a couple washers to take the blow, and hammer away!
05-17-03, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,003
Posted By D*Alex

OK, Dr.Chris, I have a specific question for you:...

OK, Dr.Chris, I have a specific question for you:
Will my ankle brace give me adequate protection for clipping and unclipping from my Look cleats? Also, I have 2 braces right now: a lace-up one, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-03, 07:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,232
Posted By D*Alex

Lance Armstrong only runs something like 105 psig...

Lance Armstrong only runs something like 105 psig in his front tyre, so there goes the high pressure argument!
FWIW, I usually ride with anywhere from 100-110 in my front tyre (21mm tubular) and...
05-17-03, 07:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,332
Posted By D*Alex

And that would be a bad thing???????????

And that would be a bad thing???????????
05-17-03, 07:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,109
Posted By D*Alex

Buy a tyre that is resistant to punctures....

Buy a tyre that is resistant to punctures. Specialized makes the Nimbus, Hemisphere, and the Armadillo. Any of these 3 are nearly impervious to glass. Sure beats dicking around with those d@mn...
05-17-03, 07:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 636
Posted By D*Alex

We don't do motor bikes here.

We don't do motor bikes here.
05-17-03, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By D*Alex

Just simple physics. You'll learn all about...

Just simple physics. You'll learn all about angular and linear acceleration in your firtst university physics course.
05-16-03, 02:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,003
Posted By D*Alex

I'm recovering from a sprain right now. I'm...

I'm recovering from a sprain right now. I'm disabled for at least the next 6 weeks, and have probably screwed any chance of another placement with the temp agency I was working with.
The doctor gave...
Forum: Touring
05-16-03, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By D*Alex

But then, if you take the old erie canal, you...

But then, if you take the old erie canal, you have zero hills....
05-16-03, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,026
Posted By D*Alex

Well, I can bet that it's going to ruin the...

Well, I can bet that it's going to ruin the threads.....
05-16-03, 06:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,332
Posted By D*Alex

Hey, stinky, you live in a rainy climate! What do...

Hey, stinky, you live in a rainy climate! What do you do when it rains-arrive at work with a wet @$$??

I'd like to add one more mistake that cyclists do, at least here: They take too seriously...
Forum: Touring
05-15-03, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By D*Alex

The ferry crosses much further up lake Champlain,...

The ferry crosses much further up lake Champlain, and as far as I know, there is only the one.
05-15-03, 05:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 985
Posted By D*Alex

Somebody once told me this: It was an Englishman...

Somebody once told me this: It was an Englishman that invented the teacup, but it was a Scotsman that invented the saucer!!
Forum: Touring
05-14-03, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By D*Alex

Well, the finger lakes are pretty, and easy...

Well, the finger lakes are pretty, and easy enought to ride, too, but......they all run north/south, and this guy is going east/west. Any diagonal cut from one lake to the next means a looooong,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-03, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,587
Posted By D*Alex

Gommitalia makes some of the cheaper tubulars...

Gommitalia makes some of the cheaper tubulars available locally. Most people buy them to use as spares being that they are quite cheap and nasty, but aren't too bulky.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-03, 07:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,229
Posted By D*Alex

No, those are alpacas.

No, those are alpacas.
Forum: Touring
05-14-03, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By D*Alex

Route 17 is now mostly interstate 86, and no...

Route 17 is now mostly interstate 86, and no bikes are allowed there. Any diagonal route will take you across serious hills (such as the ones near Dansville). However, there are many good US and...
05-13-03, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,002
Posted By D*Alex

Most better-made bikes of yore were brazed. It's...

Most better-made bikes of yore were brazed. It's how lugs work. From your pic, though, it looks like some ham-fisted backyard mechanic welded/brazed a broken BB shell onto or off of this frame at...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-03, 03:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 936
Posted By D*Alex

Actually, you rent them by the month.............

Actually, you rent them by the month.............
05-13-03, 03:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,711
Posted By D*Alex

YEEECCCHHH!!!!

YEEECCCHHH!!!!
05-13-03, 03:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,610
Posted By D*Alex

cam-pahn-YO-low. Molto facili! Ciao!

cam-pahn-YO-low.
Molto facili! Ciao!
05-13-03, 01:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,602
Posted By D*Alex

Well, FOG, let me take a few minutes to actually...

Well, FOG, let me take a few minutes to actually respond to a few of your issues:



Who says we don't??? What a pile of rubbish!



Are you referring to environmentally sensitive nature...
05-13-03, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By D*Alex

Well, those painfully ambiguous drawings now seem...

Well, those painfully ambiguous drawings now seem to be unavailable, so I can't really look at them (now that I have the time....), but if the steering is as was described, yeah, it's not only going...
05-13-03, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By D*Alex

Why not just buy a roof rack? Yakima racks seem...

Why not just buy a roof rack? Yakima racks seem to be the best deal for the money....
05-12-03, 01:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,602
Posted By D*Alex

Oh, goody-another.........

Oh, goody-another.........
05-12-03, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By D*Alex

Man, do you need a course in GD&T!!!!!

Man, do you need a course in GD&T!!!!!
05-11-03, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By D*Alex

***********

***********
Forum: Touring
05-11-03, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By D*Alex

Waterproof bags are a bit of a problem. Not only...

Waterproof bags are a bit of a problem. Not only do they keep water out, but they keep water in, as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-03, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 849
Posted By D*Alex

Those machines all do pretty much the same thing:...

Those machines all do pretty much the same thing: give you a poorly cleaned chain, and a big mess on the floor. Pull the chain if you want to clean it properly.
05-11-03, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By D*Alex

Since the company in question was formed in 1953,...

Since the company in question was formed in 1953, I'd hazard a guess, and say that it's an early 60's bike-from a time when such designs were still more-or-less commonplace. FWIW, the writing may...
05-11-03, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 832
Posted By D*Alex

I've actually had a boxspring fly off the roof of...

I've actually had a boxspring fly off the roof of a car and hit me on the highway (note:you often see such poorly secured loads on the weekend closest to the end of the month...), and once had an...
05-11-03, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By D*Alex

Gee, $270k can is pretty cheap for a CNC mill....

Gee, $270k can is pretty cheap for a CNC mill. The one at my university was worth about $500k us, and even it was obsolete. It broke down a lot, too. CNC mills in the aerospace industry cost...
05-11-03, 08:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,489
Posted By D*Alex

I'm 6'2", and it took me about 1 year to lose the...

I'm 6'2", and it took me about 1 year to lose the first 40 lbs (through diet and exercise, including bike riding, swimming, aerobic machines, etc.). The second 40 lbs (and actually a bit more...) I...
05-11-03, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By D*Alex

In my experience, wheel theifs tend to be...

In my experience, wheel theifs tend to be crackheads. After a few months of smoking crack, he likely doesn't have enough working braincells to understand how a brake noodle or a QR lever works. Even...
05-10-03, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By D*Alex

Well, a quick Google search led me to find out...

Well, a quick Google search led me to find out that it is a Taiwanese bike, not Japanese. Rod-brake bikes are (were) very common in China from the pre-Mao era onward, and I'd assume that the same is...
05-10-03, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By D*Alex

Well, Eddie Mercx now makes bikes. He's also as...

Well, Eddie Mercx now makes bikes. He's also as big as a lorry now, but can still ride fast.....
05-10-03, 08:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,772
Posted By D*Alex

As a mechanical engineer, I must take this...

As a mechanical engineer, I must take this opportunity to clear up a couple of points.
Firstly is the difference between absolute pressure and gauge pressure. The pressure value listed on the tyre...
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