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09-30-15, 04:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,173
Posted By shinyandfree

"Sean Kelly, do you think the break will be able...

"Sean Kelly, do you think the break will be able to make it to the finish?"
SK (monotone): "Well...yes, it will be hard to make it to the finish. They will have to work very hard and push on and...
06-11-15, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,769
Posted By shinyandfree

Ivan Basso used to ride with a height-adjustable...

Ivan Basso used to ride with a height-adjustable seatpost: Tour de France tech: Adjustable seatposts and funky graphics | Cyclingnews.com...
05-20-15, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 861
Posted By shinyandfree

I tend to disagree. Frankly, I barely look up for...

I tend to disagree. Frankly, I barely look up for the intermediate sprints. Generally you've got the green jersey guy (Sagan) and a few mid-level sprinters from second tier teams popping out for a...
05-04-15, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 764
Posted By shinyandfree

I imagine the film got scrapped when David didn't...

I imagine the film got scrapped when David didn't make the Tour de France team
05-04-15, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By shinyandfree

Basically there are points allotted to a rider...

Basically there are points allotted to a rider based their finishing position. Bigger races mean more points. These points are used to determine which teams get a world tour license. Lot of weird...
04-29-15, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By shinyandfree

I was watching a race from a few years ago and...

I was watching a race from a few years ago and Sean Kelly (I think his voice epitomizes the word 'drone') made the point that the current points system encourages making 'safe' bets. Basically,...
04-24-15, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By shinyandfree

Changing styles: spring classics

I was reading this article: Preview: Liege could close spring classics season in dramatic fashion - VeloNews.com...
04-13-15, 05:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,853
Posted By shinyandfree

I gotta say, I've hated Sagan ever since his hulk...

I gotta say, I've hated Sagan ever since his hulk celebration. I've LOVED hating him. Many races I actually get more excited about his losing than anything else (which, by the way, is a lot more...
04-09-15, 01:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,853
Posted By shinyandfree

Sagan and Cav have sprinted against one another...

Sagan and Cav have sprinted against one another on many, many occasions.

It seems to me that Sagan is often out of position and burning matches when other top contenders are not. You often see him...
07-03-14, 10:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,427
Posted By shinyandfree

Apparently bikeforums thinks I'm a racist

Apparently bikeforums thinks I'm a racist
07-03-14, 10:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,427
Posted By shinyandfree

Not to mention that he was the only one who...

Not to mention that he was the only one who seemed willing to attack Froome (again and again, uphill or downhill, right up until the end) in last year's tour. Meanwhile Sky plays the same game again...
07-03-14, 03:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,449
Posted By shinyandfree

Thanks, Rich! I just saw that they posted the...

Thanks, Rich! I just saw that they posted the purchase option on NBC: https://www.mapmyride.com/tour/. I think it was probably due to all the momentum I generated through my galvanizing posting here...
07-03-14, 01:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,449
Posted By shinyandfree

I plan to use a friend's cable account number to...

I plan to use a friend's cable account number to stream the Tour coverage. Scamming Comcast is the duty of every American.
07-03-14, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,132
Posted By shinyandfree

In all honesty I think that all three (plus Trek...

In all honesty I think that all three (plus Trek and a number of others) make fantastic bikes and it usually comes down to pretty silly things like name recognition, color scheme, personal...
07-03-14, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,132
Posted By shinyandfree

That was an interesting article but it doesn't...

That was an interesting article but it doesn't really answer the question of why Giant only has one team. As far as I know Giant sells way more bikes (under one brand or another) than Specialized....
06-26-14, 03:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,449
Posted By shinyandfree

This is what I'm talking about. It's like they're...

This is what I'm talking about. It's like they're giving us no option but to pirate it. I don't really have any moral qualms, it's just that they always seem to freeze just as the final leadout pulls...
06-25-14, 09:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,449
Posted By shinyandfree

Streaming Le Tour

I usually buy NBC's online streaming package but it doesn't seem like that's available to non-cable-subscribers this year. I'm on the west coast, so getting up early enough to watch it live via those...
06-24-14, 01:12 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 11,648
Posted By shinyandfree

What you're not realizing is that all the real...

What you're not realizing is that all the real racing was taking place in the front group. Plenty to learn up there. Sometimes the big split comes right at the start. Give it everything to stay with...
08-08-13, 03:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,701
Posted By shinyandfree

How long was the race? Often I don't eat at all...

How long was the race? Often I don't eat at all during a race unless it's more than 90 minutes. However, I find that the more in shape I am the longer I can ride without eating. More glycogen...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-13, 12:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,073
Posted By shinyandfree

http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/photos/pro-bik...

http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/photos/pro-bike-peter-sagans-cannondale-synapse-evo-hi-mod/259375

I don't think it's all that rare, particularly for the Roubaix/pave spring classic type bikes.
04-28-13, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By shinyandfree

Congrats! Sorry to hear about the crash. That's...

Congrats! Sorry to hear about the crash. That's bad luck for the first shot out of the gate. Sounds like a fairly boring race otherwise, hence the feeling like a fast group ride. Often times in the...
04-19-13, 03:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,380
Posted By shinyandfree

I raced in and around NYC for several years and...

I raced in and around NYC for several years and moved out to Portland, OR last year. The major difference that I can see is organization. As carpediem said, in NYC there's usually a team or two who...
02-11-13, 04:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,571
Posted By shinyandfree

It kind of sucked that I as an OBRA member...

It kind of sucked that I as an OBRA member wanting to race in my own state had to pay an additional $60 for a USAC license, a card that will serve most of the year as a toothpick.
02-06-13, 02:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,322
Posted By shinyandfree

Waterrockets, I generally agree. TT...

Waterrockets, I generally agree.

TT positions frequently are shifted forward (in fact the UCI has rules about how far forward you can be). In setting up a TT bike you are not necessarily going...
02-06-13, 02:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,322
Posted By shinyandfree

What you want to be careful about is shifting...

What you want to be careful about is shifting your whole body further and further over the bars. You may end up with your knees falling well ahead of the pedal spindle (in the 3 O'clock position)....
08-21-11, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 399
Posted By shinyandfree

Road Racing in Portland, OR

Hey all, I'm moving from NYC to Portland next spring and one of my major concerns is that lack of regular racing. What's it like out there? I see there's a regular crit at the Portland International...
Forum: Northeast
02-26-11, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By shinyandfree

It's a pretty sad state of affairs when someone...

It's a pretty sad state of affairs when someone getting beat up by the police because he dared to exchange words is told he was asking for it. One would hope that we could hold those charged with...
Forum: Foo
10-19-10, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 27,616
Posted By shinyandfree

couch

couch
06-04-10, 09:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,142
Posted By shinyandfree

Hahahahaha

Hahahahaha
05-25-10, 08:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 782
Posted By shinyandfree

Whoa! If that's all it takes to get you worked up...

Whoa! If that's all it takes to get you worked up you may want to leave the forums before you induce aneurysm.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-10, 01:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,021
Posted By shinyandfree

I work at a bike shop. Generally, when I am on...

I work at a bike shop. Generally, when I am on the floor I just wander around and smile. If someone wants something I help them. If they don't I leave them alone. There are a lot of people who come...
05-20-10, 12:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,608
Posted By shinyandfree

Yeah, I don't get that. In what way does foot...

Yeah, I don't get that. In what way does foot retention come into play while riding no hands?
05-20-10, 09:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,608
Posted By shinyandfree

It probably has to do with the angle of your...

It probably has to do with the angle of your steering tube and the rake of your fork. Both of these things determine the reactivity of your steering and the overall twitchiness of the bike....
05-19-10, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By shinyandfree

Mavic CXP33 laced to formula.

Mavic CXP33 laced to formula.
05-19-10, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By shinyandfree

This man is intelligent.

This man is intelligent.
05-19-10, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,632
Posted By shinyandfree

An odd post. Not sure what to make of it. But...

An odd post. Not sure what to make of it. But you're right. I also work in a bike shop and the vast majority of wheels we sell are part of a complete bike build. That is why most dedicated wheel...
05-19-10, 08:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,632
Posted By shinyandfree

I love youngandcurious threads. I applaud your...

I love youngandcurious threads. I applaud your efforts to skirt employment. You have the rest of your life to spend slaving away for the ends of others. Enjoy your youth. Anyone who says otherwise is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-10, 07:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,102
Posted By shinyandfree

I work at a bike shop and I have 3 bikes I didn't...

I work at a bike shop and I have 3 bikes I didn't buy there. If they feel so strongly about me riding something from them then they can just give it to me for free.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-10, 07:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,824
Posted By shinyandfree

The plastic thingy is an insert. They have em on...

The plastic thingy is an insert. They have em on the seat stays, form and seat post. Supposed to absorb road vibration.
05-07-10, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,352
Posted By shinyandfree

I spent months looking for one and finally found...

I spent months looking for one and finally found an old cervello that some guy had cut waaaay down. Now I need to get a steering tube extender. Bottom line is that there isn't much out there.
05-03-10, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,114
Posted By shinyandfree

I recommend wearing shoes. Then I recommend not...

I recommend wearing shoes. Then I recommend not worrying so much about your toes. I have clipped my toes like a million times and it really isn't a big deal. It's not like running them over with the...
05-03-10, 12:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,114
Posted By shinyandfree

Do you ride your fixie in flip flops?

Do you ride your fixie in flip flops?
05-03-10, 12:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,156
Posted By shinyandfree

I think it's a bit easier to get a nice even cut...

I think it's a bit easier to get a nice even cut with a pipe cutter but both ways work. Take a file to the edges once you're done. Just make sure you aren't cutting it too short. You might want to...
04-29-10, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,034
Posted By shinyandfree

Isn't it funny that all it took to make...

Isn't it funny that all it took to make fannypacks cool again was to shift them slightly to the side. Nicely done!
04-29-10, 08:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,213
Posted By shinyandfree

No one cuts down the gnarled tree.

No one cuts down the gnarled tree.
04-29-10, 07:47 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,682
Posted By shinyandfree

50/17 Vigorelli 48/17 Soma Rush (w/ brake) ...

50/17 Vigorelli
48/17 Soma Rush (w/ brake)
34/13 Milwaukee Bruiser
04-29-10, 07:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,213
Posted By shinyandfree

It's entirely natural to feel a sense of horror...

It's entirely natural to feel a sense of horror when something that you love is turned into tool for useless consumerism. Kind of like if you flicked on the TV one day and saw your mom hawking...
04-29-10, 07:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,213
Posted By shinyandfree

In a way corporate entities can be seen to drive...

In a way corporate entities can be seen to drive pop culture forward. For various reasons (sometimes because of advertising) something becomes cool, then the more mainstream advertisers catch on and...
Forum: Commuting
04-28-10, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,239
Posted By shinyandfree

I have never wanted to clothesline someone more...

I have never wanted to clothesline someone more in my life.
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