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01-24-15, 07:11 PM
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Posted By Aeroplane

http://i.imgur.com/DLrezS1.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/DLrezS1.jpg
11-04-14, 09:46 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,904
Posted By Aeroplane

Booooooooooooooo

Booooooooooooooo
09-11-13, 06:57 PM
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Views: 9,904
Posted By Aeroplane

HARBLS!!!! http://i.imgur.com/nPVTLsS.jpg

HARBLS!!!!

http://i.imgur.com/nPVTLsS.jpg
01-11-10, 08:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,193
Posted By Aeroplane

Going to disagree here. If he wants to get aero...

Going to disagree here. If he wants to get aero those super-drop keirin stems and drop bars would be perfect. There's any number of combinations you could use to get the right amount of drop. ...
01-11-10, 08:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,567
Posted By Aeroplane

Allens seem to work well enough for folks who...

Allens seem to work well enough for folks who have Phils or Pauls (and a few other hubs).

Barring buying new hubs, I'm not aware of any product that lets you go from using standard 14 or 15mm...
12-31-09, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,498
Posted By Aeroplane

Also, generally speaking wider rims = heavier...

Also, generally speaking wider rims = heavier rims, and there's NOTHING worse than heavy rims. ;)
08-20-09, 06:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,484
Posted By Aeroplane

Don't buy a bike made of Hi-tensile steel. It's...

Don't buy a bike made of Hi-tensile steel. It's garbage, it's heavy, and both of those are stupidly overpriced for what you get (an SE Draft is $100 cheaper than both and comparable if not better,...
08-20-09, 06:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By Aeroplane

Might as well.

Might as well.
08-20-09, 06:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,094
Posted By Aeroplane

http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/spaceballs.j...

http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/spaceballs.jpg
08-20-09, 05:58 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,635
Posted By Aeroplane

It's a hi-ten frame. Flexy, easily dented, AND...

It's a hi-ten frame. Flexy, easily dented, AND heavy as hell.
07-01-09, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By Aeroplane

I run year round, but for cross this year I'm...

I run year round, but for cross this year I'm planning on doing some workouts that are a mile at AT pace (around 6:30) followed by a sprint/interval up a medium length hill. I'll try and let you...
06-16-09, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 915
Posted By Aeroplane

I did this with my mountain bike and I don't even...

I did this with my mountain bike and I don't even have a garage! Stupid ATM kiosks...
06-15-09, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By Aeroplane

You might want to just get a new front wheel,...

You might want to just get a new front wheel, that way you'll be able to go back to your normal setup if you don't like it.
06-15-09, 09:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,315
Posted By Aeroplane

If your tandem is so precision fitted that moving...

If your tandem is so precision fitted that moving your center of gravity up 1/2" throws off all your stability, by all means, avoid the first quadrant. ;) Personally, I wouldn't be able to tell the...
06-15-09, 07:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,315
Posted By Aeroplane

New tandemer here, but I've had an eccentric on...

New tandemer here, but I've had an eccentric on my SS MTB for quite a few years. A technique I like to use for making sure my chain doesn't get loose is to make sure that if the eccentric does...
06-15-09, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,061
Posted By Aeroplane

You can get a rear canti cable hanger and hang it...

You can get a rear canti cable hanger and hang it from faceplate bolts in your stem. Some pro cross racers do this.
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05-27-09, 12:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,871
Posted By Aeroplane

Yeah, luckily most of our rides are from home,...

Yeah, luckily most of our rides are from home, but this last weekend we took it to the Cape for some intense rail trail action.

Driving a golf with a normal thule side-arm mount, works...
05-27-09, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 459,382
Posted By Aeroplane

http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs009...

http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs009.snc1/4447_92584276695_668096695_2423422_1944166_n.jpg

This shot was totally the stoker's idea.
05-27-09, 07:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,871
Posted By Aeroplane

Very useful! Thanks for this! Yeah, haven't...

Very useful! Thanks for this!

Yeah, haven't noticed any flexiness in the frame. The main "junky" parts are the cranks and old-style of certain parts (threaded headset, seatposts with seat-guts)....
05-26-09, 12:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,871
Posted By Aeroplane

So I can't just blame it all on the bike? Nuts! ...

So I can't just blame it all on the bike? Nuts! ;)

Thanks for the tips folks, we will try that other starting method on tonight's jaunt around the 'hood. The stoker will be happy to hear that...
05-26-09, 09:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,871
Posted By Aeroplane

Crappy bike or crappy captain?

Hi folks,

Last weekend I bought a cheap tandem (Pacific Dualie, probably universally reviled here) on CL to get my wife and I into sharing a ride. I'm a fairly experienced cyclist (advanced MTB...
05-07-09, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By Aeroplane

Anybody who says it's NOT the cog and lockring...

Anybody who says it's NOT the cog and lockring being loose is wrong. This is official.

Take both off. Put the cog on with grease on the threads. Tighten the **** out of it. Put the lockring on...
05-06-09, 02:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,053
Posted By Aeroplane

Spend as little money as possible to try it. ...

Spend as little money as possible to try it. Change your gearing, and put brakes on. Scrounge up some tires that will fit. Race when it's dry. Once you know you love it, set your track bike up...
05-05-09, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By Aeroplane

99.99% chance it takes a 68mm english threaded BB.

99.99% chance it takes a 68mm english threaded BB.
04-29-09, 07:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,597
Posted By Aeroplane

It would be really cool if you could do it...

It would be really cool if you could do it officially. The hard part would be getting roads closed.
04-22-09, 09:48 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,493
Posted By Aeroplane

deeper is better progress demands sacrifice ...

deeper is better
progress demands sacrifice
how deep is too deep?
04-22-09, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By Aeroplane

hi-tensile steel frames :(

hi-tensile steel frames :(
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-09, 04:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,023
Posted By Aeroplane

I'm going to disagree on that one. In the 'burbs...

I'm going to disagree on that one. In the 'burbs you get the occassional *******, or cell-phone driver, maybe one notable one every dozen or so rides. In the city, you get that stuff every 5...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-09, 01:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,023
Posted By Aeroplane

You're totally right. The only reason anybody...

You're totally right. The only reason anybody doesn't have health insurance is because they are dumb. :thumb:
03-03-09, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By Aeroplane

I don't think I would if I had the chance. The...

I don't think I would if I had the chance. The races near me have too many straight flat sections that quickly play into the hands of those with gears. A solid 3-speed would be pretty killer though.
02-27-09, 03:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,899
Posted By Aeroplane

TRACKLOCROSS IS COMING FOR YER BABlES!!

TRACKLOCROSS IS COMING FOR YER BABlES!!
02-23-09, 12:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,710
Posted By Aeroplane

The salesman's points are mostly valid. ...

The salesman's points are mostly valid.

The main argument FOR a cross bike as a commuter is clearance for fenders, IMHO. Most road bikes have clearance for maybe 27mm tires (23's have worked...
02-13-09, 11:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,203
Posted By Aeroplane

No biking shoes are going to have flexible soles....

No biking shoes are going to have flexible soles. Some will be more flexible than others, but nothing will feel like a normal shoe.

Any MTB shoe will work with crank bros pedals. If it's SPD...
11-25-08, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,239
Posted By Aeroplane

I hate to disagree with Sheldon, but in my...

I hate to disagree with Sheldon, but in my experience short cages are a LOT less likely to pick up a stick, and we all know how a stick in the derailleur can ruin a ride.
11-24-08, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,239
Posted By Aeroplane

If you are going single ring you can probably go...

If you are going single ring you can probably go with a short-cage. The only way to know for sure is to look up how many teeth of difference your derailleur can take up, and figure out what the...
11-14-08, 12:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,449
Posted By Aeroplane

backpressure.

backpressure.
11-14-08, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,816
Posted By Aeroplane

You're totally right. I wouldn't buy a bike from...

You're totally right. I wouldn't buy a bike from some fledgling company that barely knows how to make bikes, and can't even make their welds look pretty.
11-13-08, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,816
Posted By Aeroplane

$350 for a heat-treated frame is pretty...

$350 for a heat-treated frame is pretty reasonable. Couple that with the dope paint and I'd bite if I were in the market.
11-06-08, 11:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,301
Posted By Aeroplane

Surly is introducing a disc fixed hub, and phil...

Surly is introducing a disc fixed hub, and phil wood will make you one.
10-28-08, 06:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,192
Posted By Aeroplane

Avid BB7 road: 329g, 758g total Avid CR720: ...

Avid BB7 road: 329g, 758g total
Avid CR720: 121g, 242g total

That's over a pound right there, with a little bit more for discs from the longer cables and heavier hubs (but you can possibly make...
10-24-08, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By Aeroplane

They are like 99 cents at my LBS. If you want...

They are like 99 cents at my LBS. If you want the peace-sign ones you might have a tough time though.
10-24-08, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By Aeroplane

Did you have those wheels on your Surly? I would...

Did you have those wheels on your Surly? I would bet they make a big difference. Hot ride.
10-23-08, 07:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,054
Posted By Aeroplane

44 with a 12-28. Haven't had any muddy races yet...

44 with a 12-28. Haven't had any muddy races yet this year, I don't think I've even gone into the bottom 3 gears.
10-21-08, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By Aeroplane

Weight, weight, weight. And the forks can...

Weight, weight, weight. And the forks can usually be compared pretty objectively. And all the little preferences that make people pick one frame over another (cable boss location,...
10-17-08, 10:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,802
Posted By Aeroplane

I know it's getting off-topic, but to follow with...

I know it's getting off-topic, but to follow with this thought exercise... if folks were running flat/riser bars, they'd definitely run V-brakes. :thumb:
10-09-08, 07:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 969
Posted By Aeroplane

I bet all that guy did was land a 180 sideways,...

I bet all that guy did was land a 180 sideways, too... weak pieces of garbage, can't even stand up to something ridiculous that they aren't designed for.
10-09-08, 07:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 684
Posted By Aeroplane

Single speed cogs and cassetes go on a different...

Single speed cogs and cassetes go on a different type of wheel, one that has a freewheel mechanism built in; these are called freehubs and are on all your modern basic multi-geared bikes.

Your...
10-08-08, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By Aeroplane

Just follow behind the dude dressed as Obama.

Just follow behind the dude dressed as Obama.
10-08-08, 12:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,452
Posted By Aeroplane

gotcha, thanks.

gotcha, thanks.
10-08-08, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By Aeroplane

I'm pretty sure cyclocross is dudes dressed up as...

I'm pretty sure cyclocross is dudes dressed up as ladies on bicycles. I read about it on the internet.
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