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12-25-12, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 593
Posted By scyclops

Girlfriend bought me one of these - I have a cool...

Girlfriend bought me one of these - I have a cool girlfriend.

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04-12-12, 09:57 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,786
Posted By scyclops

So now we observe the subject (which we will...

So now we observe the subject (which we will refer to as bdswest) in a desperate attempt to justify his maniacal ravings, indeed in an effort to convince himself that he is an emotionally healthy,...
04-12-12, 10:49 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,786
Posted By scyclops

You see gentlemen, here we have another tragic...

You see gentlemen, here we have another tragic textbook example of what happens when the subject is deprived of all forms of human love and affection. Truly sad.
04-11-12, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 756
Posted By scyclops

+1

+1
04-08-12, 06:10 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,786
Posted By scyclops

I've bought a bunch of Alivio stuff, 8-speed...

I've bought a bunch of Alivio stuff, 8-speed drivetrain components etc., basically things that have fallen out of favor in recent years (all new btw) on fleabay, really cheap.
Higher end stuff not...
04-08-12, 06:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,820
Posted By scyclops

Do it. And post pics, I want to see that.

Do it. And post pics, I want to see that.
04-08-12, 05:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,732
Posted By scyclops

I was really just messin' with ya bro. :D ...

I was really just messin' with ya bro. :D

This time. :lol:
04-08-12, 05:44 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,276
Posted By scyclops

I would be honored, sir. :beer:

I would be honored, sir. :beer:
04-07-12, 05:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,820
Posted By scyclops

Finally, a voice of reason on this subject.

Finally, a voice of reason on this subject.
04-06-12, 01:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,732
Posted By scyclops

or 7005 AL I'm NOT a really...

or 7005 AL




I'm NOT a really skilled rider - does this mean I need to downsize the 180mm front rotors on all my bikes? :eek:
04-06-12, 12:37 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,276
Posted By scyclops

Oh yeah, sure, what if everyone thought that way,...

Oh yeah, sure, what if everyone thought that way, then internet forums would merely be places where rational people exchange useful information and ideas - instead of the chaotic, emotionally-charged...
04-05-12, 11:03 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,276
Posted By scyclops

I won't even begin to try and unpack that...

I won't even begin to try and unpack that statement, but you're the one who started this thread with a critical rant about other people's choices, and you're getting reasonable reactions to that.
...
04-05-12, 10:32 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,276
Posted By scyclops

Some people like to scale sheer rock faces on...

Some people like to scale sheer rock faces on mountain tops - not a safe or practical endeavor - but AFAIK not illegal/immoral/unethical either.

To each his own.
04-05-12, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,574
Posted By scyclops

And remember kids, if you are considering such a...

And remember kids, if you are considering such a bike, never ever ever start a thread on a forum like this and say "so tell me fellas, what do ya think?".
04-05-12, 10:04 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,786
Posted By scyclops

:hug:

:hug:
04-05-12, 06:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,574
Posted By scyclops

OP, don't let this bunch scare you, beneath all...

OP, don't let this bunch scare you, beneath all the noob-eating bluster they're really pretty nice guys (well, except for cryptid, I think his mama used to beat him when he was a child :D )

Ride...
04-04-12, 04:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,142
Posted By scyclops

I think the start-with-a-hardtail advice usually...

I think the start-with-a-hardtail advice usually stems more from budget considerations (you know, better components for the entry-level pricepoint) than from any kind of puritanical thinking about FS...
04-04-12, 03:09 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,786
Posted By scyclops

Exactly, and people being what they are often...

Exactly, and people being what they are often don't make good choices.

My point to the ones who feel "all" or "most" people are bastards/d-bags is that some may be, but you'll be a happier person...
04-04-12, 01:07 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,786
Posted By scyclops

Mea culpa on the OT posting, but I haven't...

Mea culpa on the OT posting, but I haven't noticed any personal attacks in this thread, seems pretty civil to me so far.

You know, on second thought, isn't the op a comment on humanity?
04-04-12, 12:51 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,786
Posted By scyclops

Somehow I know I'm going to regret jumping into...

Somehow I know I'm going to regret jumping into this, but here goes.

If you have become so bitter because some of your customers were rude to you, didn't treat you with the proper respect, or...
04-04-12, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,872
Posted By scyclops

It's really not - 2000 series AL front triangle,...

It's really not - 2000 series AL front triangle, steel swingarm, I weighed an old walgoose frame like that once (with the shock) - it was like 12 pounds. That's about the equivalent of three...
04-04-12, 08:42 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,786
Posted By scyclops

Fair enough, so here's me trying to offer some...

Fair enough, so here's me trying to offer some helpful advice -

Read this: http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2007/01/understanding-human-relationships/
04-04-12, 08:02 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,786
Posted By scyclops

I humbly suggest that the next time you make a...

I humbly suggest that the next time you make a statement and want to be taken seriously that you not conclude your remarks with "Go figure. I'll go cry myself a river or something."

If your forum...
04-04-12, 06:30 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,786
Posted By scyclops

I'm pretty sure he was being facetious with the...

I'm pretty sure he was being facetious with the whole traveling abroad thing (but maybe you already knew that :thumb:)
04-03-12, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By scyclops

Nice find. I love those old GT AL frames, they're...

Nice find. I love those old GT AL frames, they're worth building up.
04-03-12, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,872
Posted By scyclops

Sell or donate it - nothing there worth keeping.

Sell or donate it - nothing there worth keeping.
04-03-12, 08:17 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,786
Posted By scyclops

It's a great big world out there lad, some 7...

It's a great big world out there lad, some 7 billion people and counting. The few hundred, or even thousand, people you've personally had contact with notwithstanding, my experience has taught me...
04-02-12, 05:58 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,786
Posted By scyclops

My use of it is purely metaphorical (and...

My use of it is purely metaphorical (and hopefully somewhat humorous), though I'm sorry it conjures up bad vibes for you. :(
04-02-12, 09:54 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,786
Posted By scyclops

ftfy

ftfy
03-30-12, 04:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By scyclops

Try dropping your pressure to ~40psi, and...

Try dropping your pressure to ~40psi, and downshift if necessary so you can stay in the saddle.
03-29-12, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By scyclops

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/cct/

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/cct/
03-28-12, 11:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,155
Posted By scyclops

If you are mechanically inclined, are able to...

If you are mechanically inclined, are able to recognize worn out / damaged components, and are willing to invest in some basic bike tools, CL is fine. Otherwise, go LBS.
12-20-11, 11:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 536
Posted By scyclops

thread closed.

thread closed.
12-20-11, 11:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,404
Posted By scyclops

SUVs typically have larger diameter tires than...

SUVs typically have larger diameter tires than sports cars, so by your logic 29er=SUV and 26er=sports car.......oooookay...




What a waste of a perfectly good monster truck undercarriage. ;)
12-17-11, 06:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,404
Posted By scyclops

mechBgon pretty much nailed it. Tire weight and...

mechBgon pretty much nailed it. Tire weight and tread design is a MUCH bigger factor than wheel size. A 26" with fast-rolling tires makes a fine distance bike, OTOH a 29er with aggressive treads...
12-17-11, 05:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,241
Posted By scyclops

When I was a kid the big thing was ghetto bmx...

When I was a kid the big thing was ghetto bmx choppers (this was actually before the term BMX existed :eek:). Two pieces of pipe, hammer one end of each flat, drill for dropouts, jam the other end of...
12-14-11, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By scyclops

That would suck.

That would suck.
12-14-11, 10:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,077
Posted By scyclops

Good Lord, how much does that thing weigh? (the...

Good Lord, how much does that thing weigh? (the bike frame, not the girl)
12-14-11, 10:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,143
Posted By scyclops

Chris King agrees: ...

Chris King agrees:
http://chrisking.com/files/pdfs/Int20HeadsetsExplained.pdf
12-13-11, 08:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,653
Posted By scyclops

I suspect the dork part is long gone, but the...

I suspect the dork part is long gone, but the humility clearly remains. Bravo.
12-12-11, 10:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,653
Posted By scyclops

The world would be a better place if more people...

The world would be a better place if more people even thought about what you're saying, let alone acting on it. But life is about balance - you take care of your family and loved ones, and try to...
12-10-11, 06:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,145
Posted By scyclops

Seriously infected website, I'd remove that link.

Seriously infected website, I'd remove that link.
12-08-11, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,833
Posted By scyclops

Buy the Trek. The Promax disc brakes on the...

Buy the Trek. The Promax disc brakes on the C-dale are heinously, dangerously bad.
12-05-11, 05:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,470
Posted By scyclops

Based on the number of "me too" replies in the...

Based on the number of "me too" replies in the riding in jeans thread you should probably add proper/improper attire to the list .
12-05-11, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,125
Posted By scyclops

The general consensus seems to be that a BD bike...

The general consensus seems to be that a BD bike gets you significantly better components all around than a comparably priced premium brand, such that you're essentially getting the frame for free....
12-05-11, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,208
Posted By scyclops

This ^ - nothing will wreck your knees quicker...

This ^ - nothing will wreck your knees quicker than sustained hard pedaling with insufficient leg extension.
12-05-11, 04:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,485
Posted By scyclops

+1 on the cargo pants for cold weather.

+1 on the cargo pants for cold weather.
12-01-11, 05:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,143
Posted By scyclops

+1 on the Access frames, I have an older one,...

+1 on the Access frames, I have an older one, very light and very solid.
11-26-11, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By scyclops

Sounds like you're sort of definitely convinced....

Sounds like you're sort of definitely convinced. :D
11-26-11, 10:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By scyclops

Might be time to invest in a full-on FR/DH...

Might be time to invest in a full-on FR/DH wheelset (or at least a rear wheel). Hope your frame can take it.
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