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04-18-11, 04:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,330
Posted By jsmonet

doubletap is just the name for their technology. ...

doubletap is just the name for their technology.

pulling the right paddle to the bar and shifting by twitching my hand is rather nice
Forum: Commuting
03-16-11, 10:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,530
Posted By jsmonet

chrome metropolis. mine's been half-way around...

chrome metropolis. mine's been half-way around the world with me..and back
Forum: Commuting
01-19-11, 06:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,058
Posted By jsmonet

any shorts that fit over my bike shorts.

any shorts that fit over my bike shorts.
Forum: Commuting
01-19-11, 06:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,107
Posted By jsmonet

the empty desk in our office *whistle*

the empty desk in our office *whistle*
Forum: Commuting
01-18-11, 12:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,013
Posted By jsmonet

everywhere I go, one of my chrome bags goes too....

everywhere I go, one of my chrome bags goes too. My metropolis has done time on planes, trains, automobiles, and even the occasional bike. It's the most comfortable bag i've ever owned...twice.
Forum: Commuting
01-17-11, 10:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,711
Posted By jsmonet

if you can't find a crazy deal on Time ATAC's,...

if you can't find a crazy deal on Time ATAC's, and I'm talking half off or better, egg beaters are fantastic.
Forum: Commuting
01-17-11, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By jsmonet

install the cleats, clip in, and use an xacto...

install the cleats, clip in, and use an xacto knife to trim the tread where it obstructs. I can't see these shoes having much of a problem, but it won't kill them to get cut into a little
Forum: Commuting
11-03-10, 10:46 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,920
Posted By jsmonet

it's def. not legal in california. I've seen...

it's def. not legal in california. I've seen plenty of posts from folks in other states showing vehicle code banning sidewalk riding as well.

most of all, it's both unsafe and rude. perhaps it...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-10, 08:53 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,920
Posted By jsmonet

sidewalk riding -is- illegal :)

sidewalk riding -is- illegal :)
Forum: Commuting
11-03-10, 12:23 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,691
Posted By jsmonet

haaaahahaahahahahahaha new riders: please...

haaaahahaahahahahahaha

new riders: please don't listen to this.
Forum: Commuting
10-21-10, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By jsmonet

Los Angeles, for example, was planned...

Los Angeles, for example, was planned specifically to encourage automobile ownership and reduce the efficacy of public transportation. This model was partially adopted by plenty of other...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-10, 07:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,288
Posted By jsmonet

driving around really dumb cyclists is quite...

driving around really dumb cyclists is quite difficult. cycling around them is almost lethal.

there are a *lot* of very dumb cyclists. fixing this seems to require a mixture of evangelism and...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-10, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,235
Posted By jsmonet

i almost don't want to praise my metropolis here,...

i almost don't want to praise my metropolis here, but I have to. it's definitely not for everyone, but I have it, or it's tiny cousin on my back on my bike, when i fly, hell, even when I drive...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-10, 07:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 25,681
Posted By jsmonet

it's absurd and pointless. then again, so is...

it's absurd and pointless. then again, so is racing in twill. if you're up for one, you're probably up for the other, and the pashley. I kvetch that my bike is a fatty at almost 22lb because I don't...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-10, 07:13 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,609
Posted By jsmonet

hahah yep, but one serious question, do you guys...

hahah yep, but one serious question, do you guys (alot of you anyway) but mirrors on your road bike?[/QUOTE]

i don't have one on mine right now because i'm lazy, cheap, and haven't seen one I...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-10, 03:09 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,609
Posted By jsmonet

the only times i've come close to hitting...

the only times i've come close to hitting cyclists when I've driven was when they were riding against traffic. you're not in an area people watch for oncoming traffic. you're putting yourself in a de...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-10, 02:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,623
Posted By jsmonet

6700 derailleurs only work with 6700 shifters for...

6700 derailleurs only work with 6700 shifters for the time being. other than that, shimano's gear swaps around very much like sram's. i thought shimano had a medium cage ultegra RD once upon a time....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-10, 01:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,623
Posted By jsmonet

less than idea routing/adjustment -> lots of...

less than idea routing/adjustment -> lots of effort.

a little improvement on cable path and tension adjustment -> awesome.

I really worry about how shops are setting these bikes up. I realize...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-10, 12:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,623
Posted By jsmonet

it sounds like some parts of the bike weren't set...

it sounds like some parts of the bike weren't set up quite right. For instance, I have no slop at all in my left shifter--and it was a pain for me (noob) to get it that way, but really nice once it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-10, 12:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,642
Posted By jsmonet

pix? also, how come you're wrapping all the...

pix?

also, how come you're wrapping all the way to the stem? no matter, i suppose.

if it's unraveling, it seems like your wraps are loose and ******^W^W *whistle*

if wraps survive the bend,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-10, 12:04 PM
Forum: Commuting
09-16-10, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By jsmonet

your core is weak and flabby and your body is...

your core is weak and flabby and your body is used to attempting to level it self out. just like in video games: auto-leveling is bad.

you'll see the most benefit from strengthening your core...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-10, 09:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,247
Posted By jsmonet

well, there was a South Park episode that...

well, there was a South Park episode that stressed the benefits of reading. apparently the guy running the reading trailer was also interested in practicing tender love inside chickens. there were...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-10, 02:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,382
Posted By jsmonet

a chick in full kit/helmet pedaling near stalling...

a chick in full kit/helmet pedaling near stalling speed on the sidewalk into a sea of pedestrians, acting like THEY were in the wrong <3

tarmac s-works, look pedals, nikes, ortlieb rolltop...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-10, 02:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,686
Posted By jsmonet

i like my tires like i like my women: skinny,...

i like my tires like i like my women: skinny, hard, and 23.

/pressure policing isn't as effective outside roadbike crew because most of the fat tire brigade have few problems with snake...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-10, 02:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,595
Posted By jsmonet

my chrome rocks for this. if it gets too funky,...

my chrome rocks for this. if it gets too funky, pull out the guts and throw it in the washer
Forum: Commuting
09-10-10, 02:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 987
Posted By jsmonet

report his ass and hope your mayor, like mine,...

report his ass and hope your mayor, like mine, stops too quickly on a ride, falls over, and breaks his elbow. /los angeles can be so funny sometimes

still, report his ass.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-10, 02:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,330
Posted By jsmonet

i can cross chain my rival RD + 28t cog + ultegra...

i can cross chain my rival RD + 28t cog + ultegra compact crank on the 50 without issue and the rival rd is a short cage. 6700 ultegra offers an 11-28 cassette and *checks shimano site* yeah, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-10, 01:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,798
Posted By jsmonet

if the tube looked like it had a big long cut...

if the tube looked like it had a big long cut toward the side, you pinched it in the bead. btdt, lost hearing for ~10sec
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-10, 01:58 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,952
Posted By jsmonet

mazdaspeed: do you have some crazy 3-joint monkey...

mazdaspeed: do you have some crazy 3-joint monkey thumbs or what? the bar looks a bit rocked upward, but still, that's wild.

i'll stick with rival O_o

weirdos shifting sora from the drops......
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-10, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By jsmonet

they swap just fine, and since you're already...

they swap just fine, and since you're already adjusted for a 28t back end, you don't have to adjust anything.

or you could just swap cassettes
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-10, 10:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 17,686
Posted By jsmonet

i *think* the pro -17 has been around about a...

i *think* the pro -17 has been around about a year.

op: if you can find them for similar prices, or end up with a coupon, the red stripe is sexy. if not... whatever. I think 3t lists a different...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-10, 10:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 815
Posted By jsmonet

get the blingy gold one, please. pleeeeaaase. ...

get the blingy gold one, please. pleeeeaaase.

If i ever go above rival... or next chain i buy.. i'm going blingtastic
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-10, 02:31 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,611
Posted By jsmonet

this. and i love it. when I decide to replace...

this. and i love it. when I decide to replace it... or just add a bike, it'll probably be a tarmac. it feels right
Forum: Commuting
09-01-10, 03:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,229
Posted By jsmonet

this. having said that, our paved roads are...

this.

having said that, our paved roads are more "paved" in that plenty of them look rather bombed out. if you've seen 40 year old virgin, there's a scene where he endo's in a pothole... we have...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-10, 09:19 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,406
Posted By jsmonet

OP: i agree with you wholeheartedly. I do it...

OP: i agree with you wholeheartedly. I do it because a) lycra makes my ass look good and b) it's a fun workout. OMG INFINITY MPG yeah not so much. i still enjoy driving my car as well
Forum: Commuting
08-28-10, 09:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,180
Posted By jsmonet

and with di2 taking any guesswork out of the...

and with di2 taking any guesswork out of the game, all 3 of the "high end" setups being close enough to perfect, and material weight being made a moot point by sanctioning rules demanding a minimum...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-10, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,180
Posted By jsmonet

you're looking more at frame design than...

you're looking more at frame design than drivetrain at this point. it's not like the chain is flexy, and the chain would be the one malleable link in your drivetrain. there is more efficiency to be...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-10, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 849
Posted By jsmonet

my sora fd got stuck on the big ring shortly...

my sora fd got stuck on the big ring shortly after i started my trek home... and most of it is flat gullies between hills. blarg >_<

got it home, toyed with it, realized i had some money, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-10, 04:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,657
Posted By jsmonet

2900 for the frame, you should be able to piece...

2900 for the frame, you should be able to piece together a red/rival mix for ~1200 over that. stem and handlebar will be another 200 or so if you go aluminum (if you're budget, don't worry about...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-10, 10:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,731
Posted By jsmonet

and essential != awesome. :|

and essential != awesome. :|
Forum: Commuting
08-24-10, 10:09 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,731
Posted By jsmonet

166495 and this is my commuter. your...

166495

and this is my commuter.

your point?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-10, 10:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,439
Posted By jsmonet

...and this doesn't state it quite emphatically...

...and this doesn't state it quite emphatically enough. I'm hanging on to my armadillos for backups, but i noticed i was a bit more willing to push harder on these. they're just more comfortable
Forum: Commuting
08-23-10, 05:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,911
Posted By jsmonet

hang them on the walls of your main area--where...

hang them on the walls of your main area--where ever all your people will be. if anyone whines about you putting holes in the wall, remind them that filler/putty exist, and assure them you'll be...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-10, 05:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,439
Posted By jsmonet

i prefer the gp4000s's to my armadillos on my...

i prefer the gp4000s's to my armadillos on my allez. do eet
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-10, 08:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 723
Posted By jsmonet

i'm going to laugh if this ends up being your...

i'm going to laugh if this ends up being your cable housings rubbing together. I had/have the same sound. I think i'm going to recable soon and route my cables all pimp like /hardparks his bike
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-10, 08:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,401
Posted By jsmonet

OP: when the meds wear off a bit more, you'll...

OP: when the meds wear off a bit more, you'll realize that any accident that does this to you is going to MANGLE your bike. good luck, and take pix of the aftermath if possible.
08-22-10, 07:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 848
Posted By jsmonet

rival's one of those setups that can cross at...

rival's one of those setups that can cross at least the big ring, and I've heard of folks who can cross chain small/small without rubbing as well. I can't on my 09 allez--i get rub on the smallest 3...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-10, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,734
Posted By jsmonet

there's less material in the smaller tubes. I...

there's less material in the smaller tubes. I can't see how that guy thought otherwise...

oh, and 18-23 tubes are going to be easier to stuff comfortably into 23 tires.
08-21-10, 10:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 988
Posted By jsmonet

compound to stop leaks and co2, most likely.

compound to stop leaks and co2, most likely.
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