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Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-04, 08:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,884
Posted By cycletourist

One cm of stem lenght really doesn't make much...

One cm of stem lenght really doesn't make much difference. Handlebar height is more important. If you can get the stem cheap - I say go for it.
12-07-04, 08:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,669
Posted By cycletourist

I really liked the grey treaded tires that Conti...

I really liked the grey treaded tires that Conti made but they wear out really FAST! so I don't use them anymore. These days I am running Rivendell Roly Poly 700x27.

I like the looks of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-04, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By cycletourist

Prices on eBay have been crazy lately. You are...

Prices on eBay have been crazy lately. You are lucky to nab such a score. Good for you!!!
12-07-04, 08:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,150
Posted By cycletourist

this is only a guess but... maybe they are just...

this is only a guess but... maybe they are just covering their own butts? Or maybe the federal bike spec requires them? It would be interesting to find out.
12-07-04, 08:08 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,150
Posted By cycletourist

I wonder how long until some company starts...

I wonder how long until some company starts marketing carbon fiber spoke protectors?
Forum: Foo
12-06-04, 12:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,141
Posted By cycletourist

Hmmm.... this has me thinking, can I change my...

Hmmm.... this has me thinking, can I change my username or do I have to start all over with a new account?
Forum: Foo
12-05-04, 07:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 534
Posted By cycletourist

That is the very thread I was just thinking...

That is the very thread I was just thinking about. One wrong comment was all it took to send everything spiraling into disaster. Maybe it is just the amateur wanna-be psycho anylist in me that just...
12-05-04, 07:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,150
Posted By cycletourist

a small whack mid-ride is enough to knock your...

a small whack mid-ride is enough to knock your D's out of place. You may not notice until it is too late.
Forum: Foo
12-05-04, 07:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,141
Posted By cycletourist

You don't have a generic name that is already...

You don't have a generic name that is already taken on 9 out of 10 forums.
Forum: Foo
12-05-04, 02:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,141
Posted By cycletourist

I prefer BicycleBob but on forums where that name...

I prefer BicycleBob but on forums where that name is already taken I use Cycletourist.
Forum: Foo
12-05-04, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 534
Posted By cycletourist

Perverse fascination with closed threads

Why is it that when I see a thread has been closed I just HAVE to read it?!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-04, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,681
Posted By cycletourist

36 spokes are enough. The hardest part will be...

36 spokes are enough. The hardest part will be getting a bike that is big enough. The bike shop will try to sell you a bike that is too small (56 or 58 cm) because that is in vogue these days. But...
12-05-04, 01:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,150
Posted By cycletourist

The plastic disk is not heavy enough to matter...

The plastic disk is not heavy enough to matter but it does have a potential benefit. You might as well leave it on.
12-01-04, 08:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,857
Posted By cycletourist

I haven't read Bicycling Mag in over a year. It...

I haven't read Bicycling Mag in over a year. It just isn't worth the $10 or whatever they charge for it.
Forum: Recumbent
11-30-04, 11:25 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,546
Posted By cycletourist

Interesting. So one of my guesses was possibly...

Interesting. So one of my guesses was possibly correct. The high recumbent crash rate I saw on RAGBRAI may have been new bent riders who just didn't practice enough before showing up for a 15000 bike...
11-30-04, 10:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,074
Posted By cycletourist

ah ha!! I should have known :-(

ah ha!! I should have known :-(
Forum: Commuting
11-29-04, 10:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,079
Posted By cycletourist

I don't understand. You get what crammed don't...

I don't understand. You get what crammed don't your thoat? Please explain.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-04, 09:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,187
Posted By cycletourist

That is good to know. I think I read...

That is good to know.

I think I read somewhere that using lower bottom brackets, longer chainstays and thicker walls on the head tube will supress shimmy. I don't remember who wrote it or why the...
11-29-04, 09:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,074
Posted By cycletourist

Is it just me or have prices on eBay gone crazy...

Is it just me or have prices on eBay gone crazy lately? Used DVD's and books are selling for more than new ones. And bikes and parts are selling for such crazy prices that I don't even bid on them...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-04, 08:48 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,079
Posted By cycletourist

My girlfriend is a vegetarian, tho she still eats...

My girlfriend is a vegetarian, tho she still eats eggs and dairy so she is not a total vegan. Reading this thread really got her peeved but not for the reasons you might think. What really irks her...
11-29-04, 08:29 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,578
Posted By cycletourist

Thank you. That is sort of what I was getting at,...

Thank you. That is sort of what I was getting at, although I did not state it well. I meant to say the only ROAD bikes available are road racing bikes but in my haste (bitterness?) I left out that...
Forum: Recumbent
11-29-04, 08:01 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,546
Posted By cycletourist

forgive my ignorance but what is DF?

forgive my ignorance but what is DF?
Forum: Recumbent
11-29-04, 10:49 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,546
Posted By cycletourist

I never said "bents were causing accidents". I...

I never said "bents were causing accidents". I never even said that bents were dangerous. My only point was (and is) that bents are involved in accidents often enough that it made me notice and...
11-29-04, 10:40 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 107,109
Posted By cycletourist

The local bike shop recently ordered several...

The local bike shop recently ordered several bikes from Electra and they sent him the wrong bikes. Now he is trying to get it straightened out over the phone and having no luck. Electra will probably...
Forum: Touring
11-28-04, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,613
Posted By cycletourist

Did you learn/practice any foreign languages why...

Did you learn/practice any foreign languages why traveling the world by bicycle? Fluency in two or more languages always looks good on a resume. You could play up your cycletour as 'career training'...
Forum: Recumbent
11-28-04, 12:16 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,546
Posted By cycletourist

I have noticed that recumbents seem to be...

I have noticed that recumbents seem to be involved in more bike-on-bike accicents than uprights. For example, the last time I rode in RAGBRAI (registers annual great bicycle ride across Iowa) I saw...
07-17-04, 09:19 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,578
Posted By cycletourist

I hope Lance loses...

maybe then the american bicycle industry will stop obsessing about racing. We don't need 5000 models of racing bike. What we need are sensible bikes that real people can ride.

Such bikes used to...
Forum: Foo
05-27-04, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 659
Posted By cycletourist

I tried Firefox for a while but went back to...

I tried Firefox for a while but went back to Mozilla. I use IE only for online banking because the website won't let me in if I use Mozilla.
Forum: Commuting
05-15-04, 10:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,378
Posted By cycletourist

That is because most governments are funded (and...

That is because most governments are funded (and often bribed) by those who make billions from the status quo.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-04, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By cycletourist

Well of course magazines are gonna say negative...

Well of course magazines are gonna say negative things about non-shimano stuff. That is part of the deal. Shimano buys lots and lots of advertising and in exchange Shimano gets good reviews on their...
05-15-04, 10:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 984
Posted By cycletourist

That is exactly why I would never want to be...

That is exactly why I would never want to be president. You must give up your freedom so that you can try to make a difference for others while what really happens is that the opposite party blocks...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-04, 10:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,648
Posted By cycletourist

Bicycle Guide changed it's name to Bicyclist...

Bicycle Guide changed it's name to Bicyclist sometime in the 90's. Then about a year or two later the parent company, Petersen Publishing, purchased Bike magazine and shut down Bicyclist. They should...
Replies: 25
Views: 2,959
Posted By cycletourist

BTW- this thread really should be in the Touring...

BTW- this thread really should be in the Touring folder since randonneuring is considered a form of touring.
Replies: 25
Views: 2,959
Posted By cycletourist

I have been a RUSA member for two years but there...

I have been a RUSA member for two years but there are no rides where I live. The closest chapters are in St. Louis and Kansas City. I may start a Randonneuring club in Branson so I can organize...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-04, 08:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,002
Posted By cycletourist

Yep, we have hills like that around here. 20%...

Yep, we have hills like that around here. 20% grades are common in the tri-lakes area (I know they are 20% because they have signs posted). But the worst hill in Branson is called BillyGoat Hill. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-04, 12:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,002
Posted By cycletourist

technique has a lot to do with it, too.

technique has a lot to do with it, too.
05-12-04, 11:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,266
Posted By cycletourist

I have a 70 pound Pit Bull that loves to ride in...

I have a 70 pound Pit Bull that loves to ride in my truck. He would probably also love riding on my bike if I could figure out how to carry him. Maybe a trailer?
05-12-04, 11:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,266
Posted By cycletourist

Min-pin = miniature pincher. The most annoying...

Min-pin = miniature pincher. The most annoying little dog on earth.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-04, 11:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,964
Posted By cycletourist

I heard Michael Hutchence died in a ************...

I heard Michael Hutchence died in a ************ accident. Accidently hung himself while spanking the monkey.
05-11-04, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By cycletourist

The source was a framebuilder. It is a...

The source was a framebuilder. It is a framebuilder's design and manufacturing email list.
Forum: Commuting
05-11-04, 06:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,663
Posted By cycletourist

That is a point I have made many times but no one...

That is a point I have made many times but no one seems to be listening. Everyone is preaching "doom and gloom and economic collapse" but what will really happen is that all of our manufacturing jobs...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-04, 05:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,002
Posted By cycletourist

I am 6'3 and at 235 pounds I can flatten hills...

I am 6'3 and at 235 pounds I can flatten hills like nobody's business. Don't believe any nonsense about small riders being better hill climbers.
05-11-04, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By cycletourist

Here is something I saw on an email list this...

Here is something I saw on an email list this morning...


"Due to a pervasive obsession with light weight, the modern quality bicycle is engineered closer to optimum (that is, the brink of...
Forum: Foo
05-06-04, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By cycletourist

Exactly what I was thinking. Also some obsolete,...

Exactly what I was thinking. Also some obsolete, expensive thing still being made in small numbers. Lugged steel bicycle frames come to mind. Rivendell is a boutique shop.
Forum: Foo
05-05-04, 10:18 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,327
Posted By cycletourist

My grandmother laid her entire yard in stone with...

My grandmother laid her entire yard in stone with strategically placed flower beds. It looked GREAT. and as you say "it was a nice area for family gatherings, etc".
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-04, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,153
Posted By cycletourist

try eBay

try eBay
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-04, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By cycletourist

The links in my sig line should help.

The links in my sig line should help.
Forum: Foo
05-04-04, 10:12 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,327
Posted By cycletourist

that sounds like my house. I have... hmmm let me...

that sounds like my house. I have... hmmm let me look out the window a minute....

4 automobiles, only one of which is in working order,
a wheelbarrow,
a doghouse that my dog refuses to sleep in,...
05-04-04, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By cycletourist

That same guy has been selling those frames by...

That same guy has been selling those frames by the dozens on ebay for several months at least.
05-02-04, 08:59 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,337
Posted By cycletourist

Spot on Sam. Recently, I was attacked by two Bull...

Spot on Sam. Recently, I was attacked by two Bull Mastiffs and my Pit Bull that is usually a very well mannered, friendly and loving dog proved that he will defend himself (and me) when needed. See...
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