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Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-09, 06:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 814
Posted By TR909

I've been riding a Capo in Manhattan for over a...

I've been riding a Capo in Manhattan for over a year and love it dearly for what it is: light, stiff, simple. But I am saving every penny for a 2010 CAAD9-4 w/Rival and BB30. The capo will be...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-09, 12:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,022
Posted By TR909

C'mon, carbon seatstays and chainstays are a...

C'mon, carbon seatstays and chainstays are a gimmick. I'd prefer a full aluminum or scandium frame anyday over a hybrid material frame with less stiffness and responsiveness. If you're going...
12-18-08, 10:37 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 8,221
Posted By TR909

multimedia content spec/editor - will cut for cash

multimedia content spec/editor - will cut for cash
12-16-08, 09:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,410
Posted By TR909

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vfwEhuhRr0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vfwEhuhRr0
12-15-08, 07:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,410
Posted By TR909

No, that's my bud wearing the white jersey with...

No, that's my bud wearing the white jersey with the number 1 on it. I'm the one in black with the hip pack on the left. Something told me to speed up when I saw the two cops trying to figure out...
12-15-08, 06:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,410
Posted By TR909

NYC CM cop is indicted

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/12/15/officer-to-be-indicted-in-toppling-of-cyclist/?hp

Good news for all of us! I was on this ride and passed Officer Pogan moments before he went bananas...
12-15-08, 05:48 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,854
Posted By TR909

Nah, I have no defensive instincts, just ask my...

Nah, I have no defensive instincts, just ask my old soccer coach. The "One love" smiley wasn't enough? I was joining in on the fun. Come on, just lemme have a sip, there's enough haterade for the...
12-15-08, 05:17 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,854
Posted By TR909

Hahaha, cue the bitter, poor hipsters chiming in....

Hahaha, cue the bitter, poor hipsters chiming in. I imagine many of you say the same when you see me on the road. I'm usually traveling fast enough where you are all reduced to a multi-colored...
12-15-08, 03:41 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,854
Posted By TR909

Get nice enough Sidi's and the only looks you'll...

Get nice enough Sidi's and the only looks you'll get will be one's of envy. :D



http://www.biketiresdirect.com/imagesThumb/sid2c-1.jpg
12-15-08, 03:14 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,854
Posted By TR909

But, but, but then all the posts would dry up and...

But, but, but then all the posts would dry up and all that would be left in this forum would be lost and disillusioned haters with no direction or sense of self! Seriously, it's on the fg membership...
12-13-08, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,624
Posted By TR909

I use the 1up trainer without any problems. ...

I use the 1up trainer without any problems. Either way, the track nuts will see wear from the clamps but it's not really a problem. I use a spare rear as my trainer wheel along with extra track...
12-05-08, 10:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 857
Posted By TR909

Currently Vitt Diamante Pro front and Conti...

Currently Vitt Diamante Pro front and Conti GP4000s rear. Torelli Torinos in the spring. None of these will stand up to abuse though. I run a front brake and use my bike as a winter trainer for...
12-04-08, 05:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,656
Posted By TR909

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?Mod...

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=7610

Shimano MP66's. Recessed cleat cover and all...
12-04-08, 02:59 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,168
Posted By TR909

Yes, I've found the same to be true for myself. ...

Yes, I've found the same to be true for myself. I was speaking in the extreme case with deep aero track wheels/pure track only frames like the high dollar bridgestones/teschners. Open Pro's are...
12-04-08, 09:38 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,168
Posted By TR909

Exactly. Octalink Dura Ace cranks, absolutely...

Exactly. Octalink Dura Ace cranks, absolutely threadless stem instead of quill, big-tubed aluminum or carbon frameset with the newer tapered 1 1/8" to 1 1/4" headsets if you want the stiffest of the...
12-02-08, 11:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,656
Posted By TR909

Time ATAC xs carbon w/Sidi Dragon SRS - outside...

Time ATAC xs carbon w/Sidi Dragon SRS - outside of my custom wheelset, they are the greatest upgrade to my riding experience thus far. I wouldn't go back to my gr-9's and straps unless I was ****ing...
11-25-08, 02:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,549
Posted By TR909

Thomson Elite or Masterpiece, I know someone that...

Thomson Elite or Masterpiece, I know someone that snapped his supertype but haven't seen/heard of any Thomson failures.
11-24-08, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By TR909

Keep your form in check (no twisting ankles when...

Keep your form in check (no twisting ankles when you whip skid/skip) and your cleats fresh and you'll be fine. It's a nice sensation feeling all of your power actually put down on the road...
11-19-08, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By TR909

http://probikekit.com/display.php?code=J8000 ...

http://probikekit.com/display.php?code=J8000

http://probikekit.com/display.php?code=J8001

You're welcome and you're welcome.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-08, 07:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,354
Posted By TR909

Ciocc or Coppi?

Ciocc or Coppi?
10-10-08, 08:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,768
Posted By TR909

Another well satisfied capo owner here as well. ...

Another well satisfied capo owner here as well. I bought the complete and swapped out everything with parts I had set aside for another build and couldn't be happier with the end result. The LBS...
10-07-08, 08:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,917
Posted By TR909

yup: ...

yup:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/channone/2482648643/sizes/l/
10-07-08, 04:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,917
Posted By TR909

I dream of one day owning a Ciocc or Coppi and...

I dream of one day owning a Ciocc or Coppi and find myself searching ebay everyday for one in my size. To echo the others, whatever you do, please don't gimp it into a fg, it is capable of so much...
10-07-08, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,189
Posted By TR909

123's are the track drops. 125's are shallower,...

123's are the track drops. 125's are shallower, Cinelli 65's are shallow as well.
09-30-08, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,627
Posted By TR909

The world must look amazing to you, peering out...

The world must look amazing to you, peering out as you do from your perch, deep within the recesses of your own buttcheeks ::thumb:
09-30-08, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,627
Posted By TR909

Please. No amount of "technique" negates the...

Please. No amount of "technique" negates the pure physics involved between road and tire when skidding and skipping. Friction, bruh. Face it, unless you rely on backpressure 100% of the time you...
09-30-08, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By TR909

If you're going for the Diamantes, skip the...

If you're going for the Diamantes, skip the Lights, you won't notice the weight difference and they wear much quicker then the regulars. I run the regular diamantes daily on nyc streets and while...
09-18-08, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By TR909

Nicer, racier tires will definitely wear faster,...

Nicer, racier tires will definitely wear faster, even without skipping or skidding, just ask a roadie. Most won't use them as everyday dealies but I can definitely vouch for the better ride,...
09-12-08, 08:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,098
Posted By TR909

Originally Posted by bigbris1 View Post I sold...

Originally Posted by bigbris1 View Post
I sold my Miyata to someone who asked, "you selling that?" on the spot 12 years ago (with bag still strapped on my back full of packages) because I had enough...
09-05-08, 09:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,890
Posted By TR909

Really glad I got my Capo when I did as well in...

Really glad I got my Capo when I did as well in bbq black (of course the only part left stock on it now is the headset). Those paint schemes make a seriously good frame look cheap and toy-like.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-08, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,115
Posted By TR909

Well...the pragmatist in me says CAAD9 hands...

Well...the pragmatist in me says CAAD9 hands down, as I ride an optimo frame (albeit track) now and looove the BB stiffness and sprinting out of the saddle. Nevertheless, the romantic in me is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-08, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,115
Posted By TR909

Ciocc 7005 or CAAD9?

All this idle time has me contemplating future purchases, so please indulge me if you don't mind...:rolleyes: Any thoughts on these framesets?
08-23-08, 02:49 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 21,909
Posted By TR909

Saw your "ONE TRUE track bike" in the photos...

Saw your "ONE TRUE track bike" in the photos thread parked next to your Range Rover. By the same logic, what's the sense of driving a Range Rover in Manhattan? Oh right, preference.

I've ridden...
08-21-08, 08:30 AM
Replies: 458
Views: 21,909
Posted By TR909

Amen. My brake is more out of a concern not to...

Amen. My brake is more out of a concern not to hurt others than out of self-preservation. I accept eating ish every once in awhile as a matter of fact of daily riding. I just healed up from a...
08-21-08, 08:15 AM
Replies: 458
Views: 21,909
Posted By TR909

Bris- Bruh, I said nothing of your Windsor...

Bris-

Bruh, I said nothing of your Windsor Hour. Probably because I also don't see how what brand of bike you ride is relevant. Please read my posts again and tell me where I drop brand names or...
08-21-08, 06:01 AM
Replies: 458
Views: 21,909
Posted By TR909

Bikepath does not equal sidewalk. Mr. Big Time...

Bikepath does not equal sidewalk. Mr. Big Time Ex-NYC-Messenger with Street Cred would know that the bikepath in Battery Park connecting to west side greenway and riverside drive is not riding on...
08-20-08, 09:15 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 21,909
Posted By TR909

Ha, would loved to have thrown a whip all haard...

Ha, would loved to have thrown a whip all haard and such but there was nowhere to swerve to. I was gonna take out at least one ped on that narrow path, mucho turistas that day and I'm hoping to keep...
08-20-08, 09:07 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 21,909
Posted By TR909

I get the brakeless ethos, really, I do. My own...

I get the brakeless ethos, really, I do. My own personal reasons for my brake are 1) I like pricey tires, go figure. I don't mind sacrificing lifespan for road feel but I'd have a heart attack if...
08-14-08, 08:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,242
Posted By TR909

Just wanted to point out that Cannondale is...

Just wanted to point out that Cannondale is actually referencing their Major Taylor track model from the later 90's when they talk about the Capo. You can clearly see the similarities with that...
08-01-08, 11:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,768
Posted By TR909

Mavic Open Pros.

Mavic Open Pros.
07-30-08, 10:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,763
Posted By TR909

I get a bit of toe overlap on my 52 but that's...

I get a bit of toe overlap on my 52 but that's standard for frames that small. It's never a problem unless I'm going extremely slow and try to turn sharply. In any case I don't believe you'll run...
07-29-08, 07:23 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 11,142
Posted By TR909

Seriously. It's embarrassing. The brakeless...

Seriously. It's embarrassing. The brakeless rider killing himself to slow down in traffic is "someone you can kick it with"? You know who I can kick it with? The fellow rider who can ride next to...
07-29-08, 06:31 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 53,761
Posted By TR909

Just bumping this thread because I read it again...

Just bumping this thread because I read it again (for probably the 20th time) just now after a brutal day at work and forgot all about what was vexing me. :o
07-29-08, 05:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,763
Posted By TR909

Now picture the Capo with wheels that aren't pigs...

Now picture the Capo with wheels that aren't pigs like the stock ones they come with. Great, robust, strong wheels for pot-hole laden commutes, but feel slow as hell. I switched them out for my...
07-29-08, 05:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,872
Posted By TR909

+1 for ellipses because that's where my next...

+1 for ellipses because that's where my next paycheck is headed :(...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-08, 04:18 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 19,160
Posted By TR909

Err...that's Mass. NYC it's barely 30k, hence...

Err...that's Mass. NYC it's barely 30k, hence why it's the easiest academy to get into and caters to the roided ex-jock types.
07-29-08, 12:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,763
Posted By TR909

capo. test-rode the sputnik and went back to the...

capo. test-rode the sputnik and went back to the capo.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-08, 11:29 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 19,160
Posted By TR909

Congratulations on coming to that brilliant...

Congratulations on coming to that brilliant conclusion after finally reading through the thread. Great job adding to the misinformation about the cyclist supposedly kicking a woman and weaving in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-08, 10:27 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 19,160
Posted By TR909

Agreed. It's harder to become a sanitation...

Agreed. It's harder to become a sanitation worker than a cop with a deadly weapon over here. As for the poster who claimed through "separate news sources" that the rider in question kicked someone...
07-29-08, 10:01 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,177
Posted By TR909

I was there, 2 riders ahead of the kid that got...

I was there, 2 riders ahead of the kid that got crushed in the video. There were barely 100 people in the ride and the 2 cops were standing there in the middle of the road completely silent. It was...
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