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Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-13, 07:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,828
Posted By Bontrager

Ummmm. Yeah right. They haven't free solo'd and...

Ummmm. Yeah right. They haven't free solo'd and taken a fall. Meanwhile noobs TR-ing at my gym are falling all night on 5.8's and walking home to tell about it...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-13, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,037
Posted By Bontrager

Stop spamming the forums with the same question :/

Stop spamming the forums with the same question :/
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-13, 06:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,373
Posted By Bontrager

If I were you I'd consider a used aluminum bike...

If I were you I'd consider a used aluminum bike off CL. If you love riding you're going to buy another bike anyway.

Remember your overall budget will have to include things like a helmet, jersey,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-13, 11:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,799
Posted By Bontrager

That place smelled like meat when we overnighted...

That place smelled like meat when we overnighted there in 1999
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-13, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,335
Posted By Bontrager

I have a 8 year old joe blow from rei that's...

I have a 8 year old joe blow from rei that's worked great on my bikes & scooters
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-13, 11:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,897
Posted By Bontrager

Im thinking of going back and buying the rest of...

Im thinking of going back and buying the rest of what they have on the shelves
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-13, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,555
Posted By Bontrager

Refurb /open box?? That sounds too good to be...

Refurb /open box?? That sounds too good to be true unless margins are that crazy on those things.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-13, 11:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,111
Posted By Bontrager

+1 on park tools website. Learn to adjust...

+1 on park tools website. Learn to adjust everything yourself - then you'll know it's done right and you'll never be stranded.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-13, 11:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,897
Posted By Bontrager

Bought 5 of each flavor for the missus -- for...

Bought 5 of each flavor for the missus -- for skiing
12-14-13, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,312
Posted By Bontrager

The VeloSwap was a little more "commercial" this...

The VeloSwap was a little more "commercial" this year. People weren't willing to dealing as much as past years so it wasn't worth it buying something from 2 states away only to save a few $ when I...
12-14-13, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,722
Posted By Bontrager

Entitlement, your concern for your own safety,...

Entitlement, your concern for your own safety, and the legality of what you're doing are 3 different things - all of which you are confusing, gsjcky
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-13, 11:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,897
Posted By Bontrager

Thanks for the tip! Definitely picking some up...

Thanks for the tip! Definitely picking some up today!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-13, 11:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,013
Posted By Bontrager

Have a nice set of almost new SPD-SL and Shimano...

Have a nice set of almost new SPD-SL and Shimano shoes that I've had since 2005 that I just can't convince myself to throw away because "someday I might use them". :) I tried them for a few hundy...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-13, 10:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,440
Posted By Bontrager

Going skiing if the weather's not too bad :)

Going skiing if the weather's not too bad :)
04-07-13, 09:41 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,730
Posted By Bontrager

But if it was a girl grabbing another girls ass...

But if it was a girl grabbing another girls ass on the podium, it's alright..... right????
04-07-13, 09:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,071
Posted By Bontrager

Wow the 1 time NBCSports on Comcast came through...

Wow the 1 time NBCSports on Comcast came through with televising bicycle race!

It was fun with George Hincapie live-tweeting but I'm sure he's missed in the peleton this year - even if he never...
08-27-12, 05:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,001
Posted By Bontrager

Do you guys have _any_ idea about what the...

Do you guys have _any_ idea about what the mountains look like here in Colorado? They were in Telluride for cripes sake! It's a box canyon surrounded by 12,000+ foot (and some 14,000 foot) peaks -...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-12, 06:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By Bontrager

"her journey to the surgery center" I was...

"her journey to the surgery center"

I was once also invested in a surgery center.... It's the only place I actually made money.
08-26-12, 06:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,719
Posted By Bontrager

Wow. What a great race. They rode past my street...

Wow. What a great race. They rode past my street in Boulder yesterday! It's awesome that we have so many pro cyclists that are from/live in the People's Republic of Boulder :)
05-15-11, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,847
Posted By Bontrager

As long as the fork dropouts are open enough to...

As long as the fork dropouts are open enough to accept the axle is say 5 minutes give or take. It also depends on how anak you are about hiding the wires, etc.
05-15-11, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,656
Posted By Bontrager

It takes about 1 second for the motor to kick-in...

It takes about 1 second for the motor to kick-in after you push the button, which can be placed comfortably anywhere. I'm sure with the right extra equipment or replacement of a controller you could...
05-15-11, 04:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,847
Posted By Bontrager

Cool Clean Republic Hill Topper Review

My hill topper electric bike kit came in the mail on Friday the 13th. I brought it home from work and attempted to put it on my bike, a 2009 Diamondback Insight 1 flat bar road bike/fitness bike that...
05-09-11, 03:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,847
Posted By Bontrager

O.K. So I ordered the lithium 700c wheel kit last...

O.K. So I ordered the lithium 700c wheel kit last night with regular shipping. Waiting to hear that it's shipped.
05-02-11, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,847
Posted By Bontrager

By quick-release I mean that it's not a...

By quick-release I mean that it's not a quick-release lever on the front axle.

I think it would take me no more than 10 minutes to move it from bike to bike. The hardest part is routing the cables...
05-02-11, 08:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,847
Posted By Bontrager

Question Hill Topper kit by Clean Republic Opinions?

I am looking at the 700c lithium version of the Hill Topper by clean republic.

I mainly like it because it's a front wheel design so I can 1)move it to whatever bike that I'm riding that day 2)no...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-10, 07:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,731
Posted By Bontrager

Ironic that the wordpress theme they're using on...

Ironic that the wordpress theme they're using on their blog is called "clean home." :p
11-08-10, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,319
Posted By Bontrager

I guess they never heard of a little town called...

I guess they never heard of a little town called Boulder. I hear they have great riding and a few cyclists out there... :roflmao2::roflmao2::roflmao2:
08-24-10, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,835
Posted By Bontrager

This is a cyclocross setup. While you can...

This is a cyclocross setup. While you can basically ride it on the same surfaces, there are some fundamental differences including body position, standover height (it's not a compact frame), drop...
08-23-10, 11:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,331
Posted By Bontrager

@Aaron I don't like walmart/target frames because...

@Aaron I don't like walmart/target frames because of the rear derailleur setup/dropouts. You can't just throw a spare uleegra or deor e RD if the Tourney breaks. Also many of them have super subpar...
08-23-10, 11:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,331
Posted By Bontrager

We have 2 diamondbacks. Anyone that brings their...

We have 2 diamondbacks. Anyone that brings their bike to the shop for routine service deserves to pay more for the well known brand frame built in the same factory with the same components as the...
08-23-10, 11:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 909
Posted By Bontrager

Your rack does not cover as much of your rear...

Your rack does not cover as much of your rear tire as a planet bike cascade. We have cascades (very nice mounting hardware) and 35? Mm hardcore (nearly identical plastic fender quality) but mounting...
08-23-10, 11:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,835
Posted By Bontrager

We have 2 insight/clarity 1's (girly graphics)...

We have 2 insight/clarity 1's (girly graphics) and love them. The higher number indicates better componentry.

Squeaky brakes are a fact of life on any hybrid brake setup. Mine only squeak when...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-10, 11:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,028
Posted By Bontrager

We have some cheap diamond back flat bar road...

We have some cheap diamond back flat bar road bikes (beer bikes) and there is a sticker on the frame that says it was made by kinesis in Taiwan. Looking at the kinesis website makes me think that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-10, 10:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By Bontrager

I'll agree with the above dr's diagnosis that you...

I'll agree with the above dr's diagnosis that you need a below-the-neck amputation. That'll be $120.
08-10-10, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,406
Posted By Bontrager

Lance bails out of Leadville

Reported by cyclingnews http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/armstrong-withdraws-from-leadville-100
07-25-10, 10:15 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 26,345
Posted By Bontrager

So anything worthwhile up there? I'm looking for...

So anything worthwhile up there? I'm looking for the Versus shows. I paid for the tdf tour tracker which I will not be doing again because it was horrible on multiple reasons.
07-24-10, 06:10 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 47,711
Posted By Bontrager

So that gives him a free pass?

So that gives him a free pass?
07-19-10, 11:06 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,337
Posted By Bontrager

+1 My thoughts exactly! (emphasis added). AS drew...

+1 My thoughts exactly! (emphasis added). AS drew 1st blood by attacking. He didn't have to. He could just have rode to the finish with AC but AS knows he can't descend as well as AC so he tried to...
07-16-10, 09:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 684
Posted By Bontrager

Blue River Century Roll Call

O.K. Who's doing it?

http://www.bluerivercentury.com/
07-16-10, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,251
Posted By Bontrager

The article didn't really say anything. Just a...

The article didn't really say anything. Just a few examples of why cycling is good and why some cyclists make cycling bad.

I love it when there's 1 cycling incident and it mushrooms into cyclists...
07-13-10, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 991
Posted By Bontrager

Suspension forks on hybrids are usually for road...

Suspension forks on hybrids are usually for road suspension. Not sure I would want to do much singletrack on it. A cruiser bike derives suspension from sprung saddles and high volume tires.
07-12-10, 04:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,894
Posted By Bontrager

Tour Tracker is meh!

So I got the tour tracker for $30.
Video is great on a 24" iMac at full screen sitting a few feet away. Unfortunately it cuts in and out sometimes to the point where I have to restart Safari and...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-10, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By Bontrager

Ride both. See which you like better. They're...

Ride both. See which you like better. They're probably both made in the same factory by the same workers using roughly the same components.

If you don't know how to service your bike then consider...
07-07-10, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,860
Posted By Bontrager

Diamondback Insight & Clarity

I wanted an around-town beater bike and ended up buying a leftover 2009 Diamondback Insight 1 at my local Performance bike shop for $250 a few months ago. I outfitted it with full fenders, bell,...
07-07-10, 01:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 906
Posted By Bontrager

Diamondback Insight & Clarity

I wanted an around-town beater bike and ended up buying a leftover 2009 Diamondback Insight 1 at my local Performance bike shop for $250 a few months ago. I outfitted it with full fenders, bell,...
06-28-10, 09:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,894
Posted By Bontrager

That's probably what I'll do. I have a 24" iMac...

That's probably what I'll do. I have a 24" iMac in the bedroom which is our internet TV and I usually hook up a mac laptop to the HDMI connector on our living room HDTV for vodcasts and more internet...
06-28-10, 07:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,894
Posted By Bontrager

Thanks for the tip, Scott. I might go this route...

Thanks for the tip, Scott. I might go this route instead of adding cable for 1 month.

Too bad you have to pay $15 extra if you want to use the Vs. app on your iPhone :(

Here are the FAQ's for...
06-27-10, 09:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,894
Posted By Bontrager

Alternative coverage to Versus?

Where can I get (live?) coverage or torrents of Versus TdF shows or feeds? We have Comcast here and they only have Versus on their upper-tier programming (as opposed to a SD feed on regular cable)....
06-13-10, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By Bontrager

2010 Forester X Limited :)

2010 Forester X Limited :)
06-11-10, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,089
Posted By Bontrager

Those drivers have no mercy. The other day I was...

Those drivers have no mercy. The other day I was driving my brand spankin' new Subaru just east of the capitol on Colfax and RTD Bus swerved into my lane like it was his. If I didn't temporarily move...
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