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Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-08, 12:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,378
Posted By indygreg

yeah, some incorrect information but more than...

yeah, some incorrect information but more than that is the truth that most of this is up for debate.

Used to be runners and athletes did heat after running as it felt good (during). Then Ice...
12-26-08, 08:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,486
Posted By indygreg

Well, interesting topic . . . over the 2 years I...

Well, interesting topic . . . over the 2 years I now have owned a Bikesdirect product (I have two bikes, one is 2 years old and one is 1) and a few months leading up to my first purchase I have read...
12-23-08, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,486
Posted By indygreg

The tubes are very thin on the fly alum. That...

The tubes are very thin on the fly alum. That said, I cannot say they are too thin or weak in any way - I do not know. I am quite sure that it is plenty strong enough for me as I stay on fairly...
12-23-08, 09:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,486
Posted By indygreg

PCAD loves his. he used to post about it daily,...

PCAD loves his. he used to post about it daily, but I have not been around for a while.

I have the 08 fly 9357, which is same in geometry and similar in many parts. Great great bike for the...
12-02-08, 09:29 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,513
Posted By indygreg

not a socialist here at all. Sorry to have...

not a socialist here at all. Sorry to have derailed this. My point, which I think will come true, is that times are changing. Bling is out right now.

I am not telling anyone how to spend their...
12-01-08, 07:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,513
Posted By indygreg

bottom line is that this country is in this mess...

bottom line is that this country is in this mess because people spending more then they make. Period. A great number of Porsche owners are over-extended and have a negative savings rate. That is...
12-01-08, 06:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,513
Posted By indygreg

To OP - congrats, hope you like it. I am not...

To OP - congrats, hope you like it. I am not going to tell someone how to spend their money.

However, this bike is a dodo and about to be extinct. The modern economy and the US's obsession with...
11-22-08, 02:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,176
Posted By indygreg

Frogs have a lot of very free float. I used to...

Frogs have a lot of very free float. I used to ride them when I first got my MTB (coming from being a roadie). I also used bebops for a while. The frogs and bebops rode very similar, the bebops...
11-12-08, 04:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,480
Posted By indygreg

Same as so many things in life . . . DIY or pay a...

Same as so many things in life . . . DIY or pay a premium not to worry about it. Sometimes one's time is worth a lot more than the cost difference. We all make these choices every day.

Dress...
11-08-08, 10:49 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,480
Posted By indygreg

Simply put, HID is dead for this application. ...

Simply put, HID is dead for this application. LED has at least caught up and is passing it in many cases. LED's are better solution. HID starts up slower, takes way more juice, and shuts off when...
10-18-08, 06:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,649
Posted By indygreg

no offense taken . . . sorry I misunderstood. ...

no offense taken . . . sorry I misunderstood.

WTF is a softtail beside a harley?
10-17-08, 03:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,649
Posted By indygreg

$2k is a very nice hardtail and the starting...

$2k is a very nice hardtail and the starting point (IMHO) of full suspension bikes that should even be considered.

You will never get the answer you want here. Hardtail and Full Sus both have...
09-23-08, 06:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 751
Posted By indygreg

You may have a point. These are very thin, I can...

You may have a point. These are very thin, I can tell you that. Every bit as thin as the OP's Epoxy solution, and a more even level solution. I am all for DYI and all, but for the money I would...
09-22-08, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 751
Posted By indygreg

or this ...

or this

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280254118321
09-18-08, 12:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 971
Posted By indygreg

I run a 200L on bars and one on helmet. ...

I run a 200L on bars and one on helmet. Sometimes both on bars. One is okay, two is all I need or want. I have run them in cold weather (well, 40's maybe) with no issue. I love them
09-18-08, 12:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,394
Posted By indygreg

I CANNOT agree with this post more. It is so...

I CANNOT agree with this post more. It is so true. I do a night ride with a group and they all have an assortment of little flashing lights and things attached to all kinds of place on them. When...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-08, 07:18 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,470
Posted By indygreg

We can dance if we want to, we can leave your...

We can dance if we want to, we can leave your friends behind.
08-28-08, 02:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,406
Posted By indygreg

Looking at the pics, there is nothing on that...

Looking at the pics, there is nothing on that bike that is in tip top shape.
08-19-08, 07:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,387
Posted By indygreg

You feel what you believe, it is that simple. ...

You feel what you believe, it is that simple. That is not out of my backside. Go read some of the following books: "Sway" or "predictably irrational" or any other social econ books that are all...
08-18-08, 01:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,387
Posted By indygreg

Science has proved many times over that what you...

Science has proved many times over that what you believe will 100% effect your perceptions. So I have no doubt that you 100% feel it and I have no doubt that I would 100% not feel it. And both of...
08-18-08, 01:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,387
Posted By indygreg

No, I am talking about a bike getting you wet. ...

No, I am talking about a bike getting you wet. Carbon does it to me every time.
08-16-08, 06:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 923
Posted By indygreg

As I told my wife one time after she went...

As I told my wife one time after she went shopping with too many coupons . . . and came home with some spaghetti sauce that I hate . . . but she only paid $.50 after coupons . . . no deal is too good...
08-16-08, 06:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,042
Posted By indygreg

LOL. I missed the use of "ME".

LOL. I missed the use of "ME".
08-16-08, 06:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,042
Posted By indygreg

It is an internet forum . . . posts are SUPPOSED...

It is an internet forum . . . posts are SUPPOSED to lack character and generally insult. :love:

And come on, anyone with a sig pic that takes up 2 vertical inches of everyone's screen is always...
08-16-08, 06:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,387
Posted By indygreg

Yep, I disagree with you. Steel and Ti both have...

Yep, I disagree with you. Steel and Ti both have a great deal more flex to them and you notice that on a hardtail for sure. But that is not dampening, which is what I am talking about. Carbon can...
08-16-08, 06:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By indygreg

If you bought from them, had a good experience...

If you bought from them, had a good experience than why the parenthetical "I think"
08-12-08, 05:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,387
Posted By indygreg

CF is a fine material for such applications, but...

CF is a fine material for such applications, but as others have said, it does not have the normal upside that is often praised about CF - vibration dampening. I do not think it makes a difference in...
08-12-08, 05:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,042
Posted By indygreg

People inside a sport (you, cycling) so often...

People inside a sport (you, cycling) so often miss the point. In the US, he is bigger than cycling has ever been and most likely bigger than it will ever be. He is a celeb with few peers. Runners...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-08, 12:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,082
Posted By indygreg

That is the opposite of what I have seen. I did...

That is the opposite of what I have seen. I did 3 tri's last summer and have done a number of Duo's. To me, a vast majority of the participants have little athletic background. I mean some of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-08, 12:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,687
Posted By indygreg

There is no 'it can happen' to this. It does...

There is no 'it can happen' to this. It does happen. A lot. I did it and caused decent damage to the roof of my accord. At guy at work did it and essentially caved in the top of his less than 1...
08-01-08, 04:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,389
Posted By indygreg

I agree with this . . . even if it is hard to...

I agree with this . . . even if it is hard to swallow. Like many things, learning takes a little time and effort but one is almost always better off doing it right.

Clipless on the road is a no...
07-23-08, 05:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,641
Posted By indygreg

in general, people take great liberties with...

in general, people take great liberties with information on material that they do not use or like. Carbon is not nearly as fragile as all the carbon haters say. It is very durable in fact. Alum...
07-23-08, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By indygreg

the short answer is this this simple: More is...

the short answer is this this simple: More is not always better. I know that goes totally against everything that is American right now, but it is true.

Based on geometry and designed use, 90...
07-21-08, 05:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,410
Posted By indygreg

Urine is not going to kill you, you know. People...

Urine is not going to kill you, you know. People do it in their wetsuit to warm up. Or because they need to go and they are on a great dive and do not want to come up. People pee their pants in a...
07-21-08, 05:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,279
Posted By indygreg

ok . . . you do not like the 'they all do it'...

ok . . . you do not like the 'they all do it' side. Equally as dumb is the 'they are catching all the cheaters' camp. There is no friggen way they are catching all of them. If they were catching...
07-10-08, 05:06 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,275
Posted By indygreg

a turbo is largely a more green engine than an...

a turbo is largely a more green engine than an engine with more cylinders and similar HP. Now, if you drive it hard all the time it is not. But a turbo 4 will act as a very economical engine if you...
07-10-08, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,012
Posted By indygreg

and to really answer it - in a hard sprint at the...

and to really answer it - in a hard sprint at the end of a stage you would have 0% chance of seeing what is going on in a mirror mounted on your bars or helmet. They can see tons more by looking...
07-10-08, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,012
Posted By indygreg

This thread made me LOL. They should rock those...

This thread made me LOL. They should rock those awesome helmet mounted units. And as others said, bells and fenders.
07-09-08, 04:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,690
Posted By indygreg

so this is like his uniform? Okay, I admit...

so this is like his uniform?

Okay, I admit it - I hate turtlenecks (and mock turtlenecks) on mens. IMHO it is never a good, even if mags like "best life" and others push it every year.

And...
07-09-08, 04:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,113
Posted By indygreg

it depends on what you ride. I have limited...

it depends on what you ride. I have limited trails here in Indy and they are packed dirt with some roots and smooth rocks. Outside of a pinch flat, there is nothing on these trails that will pop a...
07-09-08, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By indygreg

a few days. The more you do, the better you...

a few days. The more you do, the better you become at knowing your body. A distance runner or a high mileage cyclist will know when their body has had too much. They are always a bit dinged up,...
07-09-08, 06:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,690
Posted By indygreg

Yes, what I did I do as I do did not do look cool...

Yes, what I did I do as I do did not do look cool either. nor would stringing together words do did do do.
07-09-08, 06:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,690
Posted By indygreg

Ok ok . . . I did not realize that the TdF forum...

Ok ok . . . I did not realize that the TdF forum was devoid of any sense of humor. Holy f**k what a bunch a pansies.
07-08-08, 06:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,225
Posted By indygreg

This is the bed that sports have made - and we...

This is the bed that sports have made - and we all get to lie in it. What do I mean? Everything is in question now. Well, things a bit out of norm. This 41 year old Olympic swimmer is being...
07-08-08, 05:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,690
Posted By indygreg

I love two new American teams in but . . .

If I have to see any more footage of the American team owner in his overly (in his mind) cool glasses and turtleneck under a jacket doofus I am going to scream!!
07-08-08, 05:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,085
Posted By indygreg

you will find very few outside of boutique stuff...

you will find very few outside of boutique stuff that is made here. Simply put, the odds are very high that you are overpaying if you buy an alum frame made in US that could be made overseas. Now,...
07-08-08, 05:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,552
Posted By indygreg

This sounds temporary and that you are not in...

This sounds temporary and that you are not in fact what the above quote was saying (people that do not get caught up in the upgrade cycle). Most people that struggle with it are plenty happy with...
07-08-08, 05:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 967
Posted By indygreg

#1 is fitness and endurance. Holding a mid level...

#1 is fitness and endurance. Holding a mid level pace for well, hours, is totally different than MTB
#2 fear. I am sure many MTB'ers are plenty scared when they get out in a big pak with people...
07-07-08, 11:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,552
Posted By indygreg

It is one of the reasons debt is so common. Not...

It is one of the reasons debt is so common. Not the only reason of course, but one. It is hard to get off the cycle (pun intended). I have succeeded in some areas (my car) and not others. It is a...
07-06-08, 05:19 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,340
Posted By indygreg

IMHO they made a decision not to cover lance that...

IMHO they made a decision not to cover lance that much in the intro because in years past it has been so Lance heavy. Maybe they figured that some of their fan base is saying 'this is not the TdL...
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