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09-19-06, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By bostontrevor

2:1 fixed is the biz. Get knobbies, let out some...

2:1 fixed is the biz. Get knobbies, let out some air, and wait for the heavy snow. Then go tear it up downtown.
09-19-06, 03:37 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,213
Posted By bostontrevor

I am not a lawyer, but it's best not to discuss...

I am not a lawyer, but it's best not to discuss who's at fault or admit to anything that may or may not have happened without first seeking legal counsel. You wouldn't want to incorrectly...
09-16-06, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By bostontrevor

It sounds like your chain may be too tight. At...

It sounds like your chain may be too tight. At or around the spot in the revolution where it makes noise and shakes, what's the tension like?
09-16-06, 11:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,293
Posted By bostontrevor

Word. I love my ANT and it loves me. Of...

Word. I love my ANT and it loves me.

Of course, you'll pay $1400 for a completely unsexy frame. :) Personally, I was all about that. Nice and nimble--but not insane--geometry with all the fixins...
08-16-06, 01:51 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,144,507
Posted By bostontrevor

The frame is my oh-so-special ANT which I've...

The frame is my oh-so-special ANT which I've cooed about before. Nothing weird about the stem/bars except that the stem is actually too short. I just haven't got around to getting one that fits. ...
08-14-06, 01:21 AM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,144,507
Posted By bostontrevor

Because I loves me...

Here's an updated photo of the bike just because:

http://static.flickr.com/77/214491439_bfba6bed44.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/trevors/214491439/)

Click to go big.
04-30-06, 04:21 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,722
Posted By bostontrevor

Aw dammit! They gave out Rapha crap at the race...

Aw dammit! They gave out Rapha crap at the race the other night?!

I knew I should have gone!
04-29-06, 05:47 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,144,507
Posted By bostontrevor

The wait was actually like 7 months, in part...

The wait was actually like 7 months, in part because I didn't get it until a few weeks after it was delivered. (My wife took delivery but then had to move it across the sea.)

Horizontal dropouts...
04-26-06, 03:29 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,144,507
Posted By bostontrevor

Hey all, long time no BikeForuming. I'm busy...

Hey all, long time no BikeForuming. I'm busy wasting my youth on strong drink and hard work, or some such crap.

Anyhow, I finally got my ANT and built it up last night. F'ing sweet.
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03-18-06, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,060
Posted By bostontrevor

The bendy tube looks cool. End of story. You...

The bendy tube looks cool. End of story. You can check his website if you want the full story.

Yeah, I'm getting one, but it won't be done for another few weeks and I won't see it until I'm back...
03-06-06, 01:47 AM
Replies: 718
Views: 58,115
Posted By bostontrevor

Nice. Man, I can't wait to get back to city...

Nice. Man, I can't wait to get back to city livin'.
03-05-06, 12:29 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,550
Posted By bostontrevor

Yeah, I was really excite to see an MC up close. ...

Yeah, I was really excite to see an MC up close. Yesterday I was so overwhelmed that I forgot that he was supposed to be there. Now I am sad.



Mike Flanigan's Frontloadontome (also inspired...
03-05-06, 02:49 AM
Replies: 926
Views: 79,468
Posted By bostontrevor

Wow, that's a fundamentally ******** message. ...

Wow, that's a fundamentally ******** message. Nice work.

For your next feat maybe you can show how that race had **** all to do with messengers or nerds.

Keep holdin it down for the reals,...
03-04-06, 09:37 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,550
Posted By bostontrevor

Oh, and Mike (ANT) was very on about Sasha. He...

Oh, and Mike (ANT) was very on about Sasha. He really thinks the guy has the goods and may be the highlight of the whole show.
03-04-06, 09:18 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,550
Posted By bostontrevor

I went and took some pictures. I saw lots of...

I went and took some pictures. I saw lots of people doing likewise and didn't see anyone catch any flak. My only complaint is that it was so big (no, really). I got worn down before I got through...
03-04-06, 09:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,509
Posted By bostontrevor

It's a slippery slope. Is Performance an...

It's a slippery slope. Is Performance an Internet shop or LBS?

Basically, for better or worse, the non-Wal-Mart brands have built their business model around networks of independent bike dealers....
03-04-06, 10:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 965
Posted By bostontrevor

Mmm... You can really taste the algal bloom!

Mmm... You can really taste the algal bloom!
03-01-06, 08:05 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,797
Posted By bostontrevor

I don't think I'll be racing, I'm just not...

I don't think I'll be racing, I'm just not feeling it. I will however attempt to make my way to the finish line or some checkpoitn or some such and I'll be at the show.

Judah, if you need help,...
02-21-06, 01:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,780
Posted By bostontrevor

Worn rim, pitted rear hub, defaced and stripped...

Worn rim, pitted rear hub, defaced and stripped bottom bracket... yeah, I'm sorry but I don't see it going over $600.

In your position, I'd probably tighten my belt and talk to the IRS about an...
02-20-06, 11:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By bostontrevor

The article's BS. It was easier because you...

The article's BS.

It was easier because you had to just sprint to get over it.

It's like any sprint, if you're going just a short distance it can seem both faster and easier than spinning it...
02-20-06, 11:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,482
Posted By bostontrevor

10mm required new chain, new hubs, new sprockets,...

10mm required new chain, new hubs, new sprockets, new chainrings, new chainwhips. Basically just about anythnig that touched the drivetrain was incompatible with 10-pitch with the exception of the...
02-20-06, 11:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,411
Posted By bostontrevor

crazyjohnson, I got used it pretty quick. The...

crazyjohnson, I got used it pretty quick. The first day after I got my bandages off though, I had a dizzy moment. I missed a couple of keystrokes and would have sworn that the keyboard was missing...
02-20-06, 11:22 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,404
Posted By bostontrevor

John Allen has some interesting thoughts on...

John Allen has some interesting thoughts on headphones and cycling (for those of you who know John but haven't read this particular article, you might be surprised)....
02-20-06, 11:17 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,519
Posted By bostontrevor

I still say think about what you want in a bike...

I still say think about what you want in a bike and a frame builder.

IF makes great bikes, there's absolutely no disagreement about that. On the other hand, Jonny probably does a fine job as...
02-19-06, 09:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,411
Posted By bostontrevor

Yes, that was me on here, HereNT. Cleaning my...

Yes, that was me on here, HereNT. Cleaning my bike, wearyourtruth. On Sheldon's site, space_robots. :D

http://www.flickr.com/photos/trevors/sets/1057307/
02-19-06, 01:50 AM
Replies: 718
Views: 58,115
Posted By bostontrevor

It's a shot from beneath the Lechmere line...

It's a shot from beneath the Lechmere line viaduct.

http://www.lighttimeinspace.com/content/Lechmere_bg.jpg
02-16-06, 10:38 AM
Replies: 718
Views: 58,115
Posted By bostontrevor

A testament to the shameful state of the US...

A testament to the shameful state of the US school system.
02-16-06, 10:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 911
Posted By bostontrevor

Of course the remaining wet stuff freezes up at...

Of course the remaining wet stuff freezes up at night, but don't worry, it's "grippy ice".
02-14-06, 05:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By bostontrevor

IF makes good bikes. Some of us Bike Forumers...

IF makes good bikes. Some of us Bike Forumers made a trek there over the summer. http://www.flickr.com/photos/trevors/sets/1039189/

On the other hand, buying a custom should be a serious thing. ...
02-14-06, 05:24 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 2,925
Posted By bostontrevor

Ditto.

Ditto.
Forum: Commuting
02-13-06, 12:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By bostontrevor

The usual number thrown around these days is...

The usual number thrown around these days is $1m/mile of MUP.
02-12-06, 11:21 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,144,507
Posted By bostontrevor

It's all about the ghettodrome. Own it.

It's all about the ghettodrome. Own it.
02-12-06, 11:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,386
Posted By bostontrevor

It won't. There's an unresolved argument about...

It won't. There's an unresolved argument about whether or not greasing the spindle will cause the crank to seat deeper than it should and bottom out, but there's nothing about greasing the spindle...
02-12-06, 10:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By bostontrevor

I sure hope you're not teaching English. Where....

I sure hope you're not teaching English. Where. Let's. Brake. ;)

Get awesome.
02-12-06, 10:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 918
Posted By bostontrevor

so good.

so good.
02-12-06, 08:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 918
Posted By bostontrevor

*sob* I've been off and on the phone all day...

*sob*

I've been off and on the phone all day with the wife who's been giving me the play-by-play. I've been *****ing and moaning to my coworkers about how this 65 & sunny **** sucks.

Way to...
02-12-06, 04:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,239
Posted By bostontrevor

You make me real sad for not living on the east...

You make me real sad for not living on the east side these days.

My wife, still in Boston, was giving me the play-by-play this evening on the storm.
02-12-06, 02:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 887
Posted By bostontrevor

Also known as "razor blade" among my set owing to...

Also known as "razor blade" among my set owing to particular garnish we wunst got in our salsa.

So good.

You all make me wistful.
02-12-06, 02:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 811
Posted By bostontrevor

Alexi: Nice! When I saw you were racing I was...

Alexi: Nice! When I saw you were racing I was like, I hope that dude's going for DFL. Awesome. Way not to disappoint.

Go big or go home. ;)
02-11-06, 07:07 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 58,115
Posted By bostontrevor

I used to ride here: ...

I used to ride here:

http://static.flickr.com/26/49452496_185efbfd21.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/24/47787321_11ae665141.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/32/53631735_b2a587bda2.jpg
...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-06, 01:56 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,997
Posted By bostontrevor

Argument. They may offer better performance,...

Argument.

They may offer better performance, but "better" is relative. If rim brakes perform well, what need do I have of "better than well?"



I meant to mention those and simply forgot. ...
02-06-06, 01:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,660
Posted By bostontrevor

Sure haven't. Indeed I am. To say...

Sure haven't.



Indeed I am. To say that ther's nobody selling that bike was a little hyperbole on my part. To be literal, what I mean is that the big players (both IBD and x-mart) have...
Forum: Commuting
02-05-06, 03:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,997
Posted By bostontrevor

Disc brakes aren't necessary. The world has been...

Disc brakes aren't necessary. The world has been doing just fine with rim brakes in wet conditions for a long time now, you just have to have them properly adjusted.

Discs provide an advantage in...
02-05-06, 10:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,763
Posted By bostontrevor

Maybe he wears his shoes on the wrong feet to...

Maybe he wears his shoes on the wrong feet to trick us all.
02-05-06, 10:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,660
Posted By bostontrevor

Bianchi calls it the San Jose. ;) Like the...

Bianchi calls it the San Jose. ;)

Like the Castro Valley, it's built on the Volpe frame and lands under the $600 pricepoint. Unfortunately, to get down there they stripped the fenders and the...
02-04-06, 09:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,660
Posted By bostontrevor

There are enough sellers in the low-end track...

There are enough sellers in the low-end track bike market. How many do you actually need? What differentiates you from the competition?

There's nobody in the inexpensive-practical-everyday...
02-04-06, 09:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,660
Posted By bostontrevor

The Mark V isn't a track frame, fyi. It's a...

The Mark V isn't a track frame, fyi. It's a pretty traditional road geometry with a tall bottom bracket.

What the 925 has going for it is not just geometry (desireable to many people) but the...
02-04-06, 08:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,740
Posted By bostontrevor

Seriously. WTF. Have you thought about...

Seriously. WTF.

Have you thought about getting HR involved? And if they're not interested, have you thought about a little vigilante justice? It seems warranted in this case.
Forum: Commuting
02-04-06, 07:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,997
Posted By bostontrevor

If I'm looking for a Trek "ultimate commuter",...

If I'm looking for a Trek "ultimate commuter", I'll go with the 520, thanks. It's not flashy by any stretch but it has eyelets for fenders, a rack, plenty of tire clearance, and yes, a triple.
...
02-04-06, 01:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,841
Posted By bostontrevor

Whoa... Dude. Seriously. TMI. ...

Whoa...

Dude.

Seriously. TMI.

Quoted for posterity. :D
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