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Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-17, 04:53 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,230
Posted By LordOpie

Yikes! If you were that injured, I'd hate to...

Yikes!

If you were that injured, I'd hate to see how bad you would've been hurt without the extra protection!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-17, 08:57 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,230
Posted By LordOpie

I recently changed my perspective on this. I...

I recently changed my perspective on this.

I was in a bike accident last year, broke my frame (Surly Long Haul Trucker) in two, cracked my helmet... and I cannot fathom how bad I'd be hurting if I...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-07, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 802
Posted By LordOpie

Oh, in addition to what I said previously... ...

Oh, in addition to what I said previously...

If we get taxed, then I DEMAND that the so-called bike lanes get maintained properly, including NOT using them as a gutter to sweep all the rocks and...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-07, 10:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 802
Posted By LordOpie

I don't have an answer to your question, but if I...

I don't have an answer to your question, but if I have to pay taxes to ride my bike, then I want a refund on the reduced expense riding my bike has on society:

- I'm healthier, so I want reduced...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-06, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By LordOpie

I did mine skiing.

I did mine skiing.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-06, 08:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,200
Posted By LordOpie

All those who tell n00bs to "flip it" are Sofa...

All those who tell n00bs to "flip it" are Sofa King ********.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-06, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 462,327
Posted By LordOpie

Are you saying... Low-end ($400-700) bike means a...

Are you saying... Low-end ($400-700) bike means a rider will automatically not enjoy cycling?

If so, that's ********.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-06, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By LordOpie

they're both honey, both with proofide. I've...

they're both honey, both with proofide. I've since learned that other posters/riders have had the same problem :(
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-06, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By LordOpie

i like it and it'll age well. At least the...

i like it and it'll age well.

At least the tape wasn't "supposed" to match. My tape and saddle are by the same people and it doesn't match :rolleyes:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-06, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By LordOpie

Are you suggesting he utilize the LBS's pre-sales...

Are you suggesting he utilize the LBS's pre-sales service with no intention of buying from them?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-06, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By LordOpie

If I may suggest, focus less on which bike to buy...

If I may suggest, focus less on which bike to buy and more on which shop to buy from. If you don't know much, it's totally worth it to spend more at your local bike shop -- assuming it's a good shop....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-06, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By LordOpie

I'm not sure how much recumbents cost, but I've...

I'm not sure how much recumbents cost, but I've heard they're the ideal for bad backs and necks?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-06, 07:22 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,446
Posted By LordOpie

so you'd be ok with me standing really close to...

so you'd be ok with me standing really close to you in line at the grocery store? :love:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-06, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 462,327
Posted By LordOpie

I really like that bike. It's not a road bike,...

I really like that bike. It's not a road bike, but more of a true hybrid. You can ride that anywhere, beat it up and keep on going. My LBSs have been charging near MSRP, but we're heading towards the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-06, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By LordOpie

how well does this work for compact frames?

how well does this work for compact frames?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-06, 10:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,004
Posted By LordOpie

32-36 spokes + bunny hop

32-36 spokes + bunny hop
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-06, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 928
Posted By LordOpie

just a reminder to anyone buying an x-mart...

just a reminder to anyone buying an x-mart bike... make sure all the bolts are tightened down, the wheels look relatively straight and round, and buy a book on bike maintenance.

Remember, the guy...
Forum: Foo
08-06-06, 08:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,682
Posted By LordOpie

Wal-Mart used to be evil, now they're moving...

Wal-Mart used to be evil, now they're moving towards questionable because of some very positive leadership:

-- sustainable and organic production.
-- moving away from oil use. Upgrading their...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-06, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 462,327
Posted By LordOpie

well, if you're going to upgrade, go to 105. I...

well, if you're going to upgrade, go to 105. I wouldn't bother with Tiagra. I just think most people should wait until something breaks. But if you ride so much in the drops, well, there ya go :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-06, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 462,327
Posted By LordOpie

don't upgrade to 105 until Sora breaks. Kind of a...

don't upgrade to 105 until Sora breaks. Kind of a waste of money. At least with the wheels, you can use the old ones as a backup set, commuter set, fatter tires, whatever.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-06, 03:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 781
Posted By LordOpie

life is a balancing act and so is protecting...

life is a balancing act and so is protecting society.

Roadies riding out of control is an honest danger. So are mtb downhillers who don't yield. So is the person in the car text messaging.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-06, 03:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 781
Posted By LordOpie

call the parents, detain minor until they showed...

call the parents, detain minor until they showed up.

They can and will detain people with cause and cause isn't that hard to prove.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-06, 03:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 781
Posted By LordOpie

"official" rumor is they won't ticket until...

"official" rumor is they won't ticket until you're 20+mph, kinda like cars... they won't ticket for a mile or two over.

As for ID, I believe it's federal policy to have ID at all times, so if...
Forum: Foo
08-03-06, 02:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 657
Posted By LordOpie

http://isitfriday.net/

http://isitfriday.net/
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-06, 02:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 781
Posted By LordOpie

Cherry Creek area as well. Welcome to Denver...

Cherry Creek area as well.

Welcome to Denver :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-06, 02:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,626
Posted By LordOpie

with all due respect to you and sydney, you can't...

with all due respect to you and sydney, you can't let reasonable risks prevent you from riding the road.

It's just as possible for some poser-pro-wannabe on the MUP/MUTs to slam into you and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-06, 10:44 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 462,327
Posted By LordOpie

are you suggesting he flip the stem? If so, stop...

are you suggesting he flip the stem? If so, stop it. Horrible, horrible advice to give newbies... unless you dislike him for some reason and want him to have back and/or neck pain, in which case,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-06, 10:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,626
Posted By LordOpie

15mph is the speed limit, but they have said they...

15mph is the speed limit, but they have said they won't ticket until you're over 20mph. I agree with the law, but it really should be enforced more on the Cherry Creek trail more than anywhere. It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-06, 10:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By LordOpie

get the cheapest one. Then after friend and...

get the cheapest one. Then after friend and friend's wife have some experience (year or two), they'll know more about themselves and what they want and can buy the right bike.

Thing is, they'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-06, 06:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 525
Posted By LordOpie

ALWAYS start with contact points. Most...

ALWAYS start with contact points.

Most likely, your handlebars and tape are more than good enough, but do you have the right pedals, shoes and inserts, and saddle for you?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-06, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 462,327
Posted By LordOpie

I'm confused, is that text copied from an ad or...

I'm confused, is that text copied from an ad or something?

Cuz "not steel" doesn't equate with Reynolds 531 (which is steel)

You NEED professional help. And I don't mean psychological. Please...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-06, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By LordOpie

what? no, it's the top-tube that's the...

what?

no, it's the top-tube that's the problem. He says he feels stretched out.

Get measured by a pro and go from there.

As for the 175mm cranks, a common multiplier is 21% of inseam for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-06, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 462,327
Posted By LordOpie

you may need to spread the spacing on the rear...

you may need to spread the spacing on the rear drop-outs.

But if you love the frame, yeah, keep it and make it work better for you :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-06, 06:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,750
Posted By LordOpie

FYI: Boca's not small in any way and it's got a...

FYI: Boca's not small in any way and it's got a lot of money.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-06, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 462,327
Posted By LordOpie

No, cuz $700 is the deadzone. It's where you...

No, cuz $700 is the deadzone. It's where you waste money. Either spend $500 and save a couple hundred towards your next bike or bump up your budget.

I think the Trek 7.#fx is the first line of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-06, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By LordOpie

Two things: 1. if it works/fits you well enough,...

Two things: 1. if it works/fits you well enough, cool. 2. Do you have any steep and/or long hills? If so the gears may not be appropriate for you and your environment. (You could probably put new...
Forum: Foo
06-04-06, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By LordOpie

holy crap! I was playing with it, held...

holy crap!

I was playing with it, held ctrl-shift, clicked a bunch of times in a random pattern and created a worm-hole. Damn laptop wound up in the bathroom.
06-04-06, 08:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 675
Posted By LordOpie

STOP! Don't turn your hybrid into a road...

STOP!

Don't turn your hybrid into a road bike... buy a road bike and keep using the hybrid on shorter rides to breakfast and cruising :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-06, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By LordOpie

you're new to the sport, so I am honestly curious...

you're new to the sport, so I am honestly curious as to the info you've read, people you've spoken to, etc. that's led you to the decision to cut weight on your bike.

Is it the magazines, posters...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-06, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By LordOpie

You can get a stem riser for $20.

You can get a stem riser for $20.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-06, 06:10 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-06, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 610
Posted By LordOpie

wait, seriously?

wait, seriously?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-06, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 610
Posted By LordOpie

wait, seriously? Check out Lemond Sarthe...

wait, seriously?


Check out Lemond Sarthe and Croix de Fer. At least the 2005 versions, haven't looked at the newer ones.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-06, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 745
Posted By LordOpie

If you bring your bike, rent a mini-van if you're...

If you bring your bike, rent a mini-van if you're traveling so your bike will be inside safer from weather and thieves.

As for renting, I'd like to know too cuz we'll be there for two weeks next...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-06, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By LordOpie

:roflmao: good stuff.

:roflmao: good stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-06, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By LordOpie

just me, but I would never do business with an...

just me, but I would never do business with an LBS that didn't swap, as needed, a fundamental part like a stem during a fitting.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-06, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By LordOpie

Did you buy the 5500 from an LBS? If so, uhh, go...

Did you buy the 5500 from an LBS? If so, uhh, go get fit. In fact, I'm surprised they didn't sort of insist on fitting you.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-06, 08:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By LordOpie

Don't wait until after the purchase to ask for...

Don't wait until after the purchase to ask for these things, in fact, they should be touting the post-sale service as a reason to buy from them.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-06, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By LordOpie

Spend money on: 1. Frame. 2. points of...

Spend money on:
1. Frame.
2. points of contacts... saddle, pedals, bars, shorts, socks, shoes, gloves, tape
3. wheels
4. girlfriends
5. components
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-06, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 834
Posted By LordOpie

some reasons to breath through your nose... it...

some reasons to breath through your nose... it helps cool/warm the air on hot/cold days, that's good for lungs as well as brain temp regulating. Increases the moisture level of the air before hitting...
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