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Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-10, 01:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,866
Posted By mr_tom

Don't buy upgrades Ride up grades.

Don't buy upgrades



Ride up grades.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-10, 01:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,581
Posted By mr_tom

I would pop into Conrad's...

I would pop into Conrad's (http://www.conradsbikeshop.com/) for a chat. They're nice there.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-10, 07:12 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,722
Posted By mr_tom

http://i39.tinypic.com/23m7tjd.jpg

http://i39.tinypic.com/23m7tjd.jpg
Forum: Touring
03-09-10, 04:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,363
Posted By mr_tom

I wouldn't do that. Not enough slack time in the...

I wouldn't do that. Not enough slack time in the schedule. Also, some of the suburbs to the North of Paris are a bit rough and worth avoiding. (Although to be fair some are beautiful and worth...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-10, 03:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,866
Posted By mr_tom

Starting the Giro in the US would be a dumb idea....

Starting the Giro in the US would be a dumb idea. The transfer would be huge, and the schedule makes it clash with the Tour of California.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-10, 03:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,685
Posted By mr_tom

The kit is nice and doesn't make the wearer look...

The kit is nice and doesn't make the wearer look like a migrane. Every so often they throw a sample sale in central London, where the prices are more semblant of normal bike clobber, which is nice.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-10, 04:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,150
Posted By mr_tom

I have a set of those. They're very light,...

I have a set of those. They're very light, smooth, and look great. They do have funny spokes that aren't too easy to find, though.

And they'll work tubelessly, too. If that's the sort of thing...
Forum: Touring
01-17-10, 09:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 963
Posted By mr_tom

Carradice barbags have a light mount on the...

Carradice barbags have a light mount on the underside. Maybe others do too?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-09, 12:01 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,191
Posted By mr_tom

I have a set of Shamal Ultras and one of DT Swiss...

I have a set of Shamal Ultras and one of DT Swiss 1450. Of the two, the Shamals are definitely lighter and will let you try tubeless if the fancy takes. The DT Swiss are brilliantly-made and feel...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-09, 10:26 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,681
Posted By mr_tom

A couple of years ago, I bought a bespoke Ti...

A couple of years ago, I bought a bespoke Ti frame from De Rosa. If I had to make the same decision again, I'd get a bespoke Ti frame from De Rosa.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-09, 06:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,529
Posted By mr_tom

Crack.

Crack.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-09, 03:17 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,186
Posted By mr_tom

You're right. No human could ride a bicycle down...

You're right. No human could ride a bicycle down a hill without falling off and hitting his head.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bc/Lance_Armstrong_AdH01.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-09, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By mr_tom

Shiny are good. I did get an email order...

Shiny are good. I did get an email order confirmation from them, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-09, 03:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,046
Posted By mr_tom

This is so full of wrong-headed logic it's hard...

This is so full of wrong-headed logic it's hard to know where to start. Anecdotally, it's highly unlikely that Andrei Kivelev would have died if he had been wearing a chicken-suit. To my knowledge,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-09, 02:54 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 12,657
Posted By mr_tom

Dromarti...

Dromarti (http://www.dromarti.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=10_12&products_id=17)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-09, 11:35 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,439
Posted By mr_tom

Slow down until they can't take the pace any more.

Slow down until they can't take the pace any more.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-09, 11:32 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,096
Posted By mr_tom

Poor sod. He's really hung himself out to dry.

Poor sod. He's really hung himself out to dry.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-09, 06:55 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 11,663
Posted By mr_tom

Talk is for wussy.

Talk is for wussy.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-09, 06:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,322
Posted By mr_tom

http://www.effettomariposa.com/prodotti_en.html#gi...

http://www.effettomariposa.com/prodotti_en.html#giustaforza_en

So good. So, so good.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-09, 03:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,832
Posted By mr_tom

You had to go to a class to learn how to maintain...

You had to go to a class to learn how to maintain a bike and you're having a pop at someone else's ineptitude? Nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-09, 04:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,864
Posted By mr_tom

I don't think it's at all far-fetched. The Di2...

I don't think it's at all far-fetched. The Di2 battery is way oversized to begin with - for racing, you only need 6hrs[1] worth of battery, the majority of which will be used in actuating shifts...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-09, 04:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,410
Posted By mr_tom

8-o

8-o
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-09, 10:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,341
Posted By mr_tom

+1 to that. They're good people and were really...

+1 to that. They're good people and were really friendly and helpful when I dragged in my crappy old winter bike to get a new stem.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-09, 10:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,418
Posted By mr_tom

It doesn't matter what they know. What matters is...

It doesn't matter what they know. What matters is the gap between what you know and what they know. I'd take notes from pcad.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-09, 10:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,927
Posted By mr_tom

heh. It just needs to be paired up with a dynamo...

heh. It just needs to be paired up with a dynamo hub and you could go forever.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-09, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 765
Posted By mr_tom

XL sounds about right. You might be able to...

XL sounds about right. You might be able to squeeze into an L. I'm just a little larger than you (6', 200lbs) and take an XL.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-09, 04:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By mr_tom

Put each bike in a separate box. They'll each...

Put each bike in a separate box. They'll each easily be <23kg.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-09, 03:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,369
Posted By mr_tom

Aerotech are pretty decent and cheap.

Aerotech are pretty decent and cheap.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-09, 04:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,283
Posted By mr_tom

Castelli, Assos, Campagnolo, Rapha. Prendas if...

Castelli, Assos, Campagnolo, Rapha. Prendas if you want to go retro.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-09, 12:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,329
Posted By mr_tom

Lance, is that you?

Lance, is that you?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-09, 12:16 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,125
Posted By mr_tom

heh. That reminds me of a slightly surreal visit...

heh. That reminds me of a slightly surreal visit I paid to the lovely Conrad's Bike Shop (http://www.conradsbikeshop.com/). I wanted to buy a bidon and asked the guy to fill it from the tap. He said...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-09, 09:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,582
Posted By mr_tom

Some bloke from Lampre shot past me on the Jura...

Some bloke from Lampre shot past me on the Jura the other day.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-09, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By mr_tom

Heh. I just bought a De Rosa Merak to build up as...

Heh. I just bought a De Rosa Merak to build up as a winter bike. The Titanio is the summer De Rosa. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-09, 10:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,291
Posted By mr_tom

Well, exactly.

Well, exactly.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-09, 09:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,291
Posted By mr_tom

Sounds totally fair. Round here it's 15 to get...

Sounds totally fair. Round here it's 15 to get an inner tube changed.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-09, 09:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 789
Posted By mr_tom

[X] Whatever I can get.

[X] Whatever I can get.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-09, 04:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,781
Posted By mr_tom

Nice kit. Shame you couldn't afford some new bar...

Nice kit. Shame you couldn't afford some new bar tape. :-P
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-09, 04:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 849
Posted By mr_tom

Whereabouts in .ch are you? You could cross one...

Whereabouts in .ch are you? You could cross one of the many borders into the Eurozone, where stuff is generally cheaper.

I can heartily recommend Comobike as a top-notch and not-overpriced place.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-09, 03:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,462
Posted By mr_tom

Enough of the budgie-smugglers! ...

Enough of the budgie-smugglers!

http://www.bikerfox.com/foxphotos3/images/DSCF3356.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-09, 03:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,412
Posted By mr_tom

"You could take the red pill. Or you could take...

"You could take the red pill. Or you could take the blue pill. Or you could have some of this tasty, tasty rock."
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-09, 02:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,734
Posted By mr_tom

Your rednecks are awfully polite. Ours usually...

Your rednecks are awfully polite. Ours usually swear when they go by.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-09, 10:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,298
Posted By mr_tom

http://www.lwcbooks.com/books/images/Hooker-018.jp...

http://www.lwcbooks.com/books/images/Hooker-018.jpg

+

http://www.typicallyspanish.com/spain/uploads/2/cocaine_lines_on_a_mirror_1__1_.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-09, 11:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,137
Posted By mr_tom

Slow down. Chew your food.

Slow down. Chew your food.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-09, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 605
Posted By mr_tom

Bobcat is now RoadTrip. It's pretty awful, but it...

Bobcat is now RoadTrip. It's pretty awful, but it does work.

Ascent, on the other hand, is still a thing of beauty.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-09, 10:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 876
Posted By mr_tom

I wish the same for people who ask dumb questions...

I wish the same for people who ask dumb questions and then get all defensive.

I have one bike with a 34/50 and one with a 36/50. There's not a lot of difference, TBH. Unless you're having...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-09, 09:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 876
Posted By mr_tom

This thread is useless without cadence.

This thread is useless without cadence.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-09, 08:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,979
Posted By mr_tom

Rapha, Assos, Campagnolo, Castelli. Wear these...

Rapha, Assos, Campagnolo, Castelli. Wear these and you'll look proper.

You'll also go faster, thanks to the weight-reduction in the waller area.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-09, 12:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,024
Posted By mr_tom

http://www.doobybrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/...

http://www.doobybrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/armstrong-time-trial-bike.jpg

It's not mine, but it's pretty frickin' hideous.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-09, 10:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,398
Posted By mr_tom

Eau de source municipale will do nicely.

Eau de source municipale will do nicely.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-09, 09:35 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,789
Posted By mr_tom

Yes, they're very nice statistics. It's not...

Yes, they're very nice statistics. It's not really proof, though, is it. More like post-factum justification.
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