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Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-11, 09:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,394
Posted By brians647

Smoother? Maybe. But not enough flex to benefit...

Smoother? Maybe. But not enough flex to benefit your knees.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-11, 08:35 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 14,866
Posted By brians647

I second that, with the caveat that after the 3rd...

I second that, with the caveat that after the 3rd post in the thread you are locked out from using it!

All kidding aside, I think that mallet illustration is interesting, but don't you find it...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-11, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,783
Posted By brians647

I find myself torn between the F1'/F3's and the...

I find myself torn between the F1'/F3's and the 7850's.
Why did you choose the Fulcrums over the D/A's? (55/Rad?)
(apologies for the drift, but had to ask given the suggestion.)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-10, 07:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,998
Posted By brians647

I don't understand this. Wouldn't that spring...

I don't understand this.
Wouldn't that spring be returning the energy at the bottom of the pedal stroke as I'm easing up on the pedals? Isn't that when the potential energy comes back?
If so, I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-10, 06:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 965
Posted By brians647

Ridley Damocles vs. Excalibur

Hey all,

I've read all (most?) of the old posts on these two bikes, but noticed that most reviews (and the rare comparison) are pretty old. Many threads focused on the bb/breakage issues and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-10, 05:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,547
Posted By brians647

I figured this was a thread about Spooky Bikes or...

I figured this was a thread about Spooky Bikes or something...
10-24-09, 08:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,402
Posted By brians647

Someday I hope to own a CircleA-built bike.

Someday I hope to own a CircleA-built bike.
06-15-09, 07:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,400
Posted By brians647

I thought you only got awarded one or the other. ...

I thought you only got awarded one or the other. Which one is you in the video?



That's the part of his helmet-cam footage that you just don't see, the friggin' mayhem in the scrum of the...
04-30-09, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By brians647

Good find, Operator. Interesting how they'll...

Good find, Operator. Interesting how they'll allow radial lacing on the 7700's up to 24 hole, but nothing more. My first thought was that having 32 holes would spread the load out more, but then I...
04-29-09, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By brians647

Good idea. I'll give that a shot, and if I'm not...

Good idea. I'll give that a shot, and if I'm not comfortable with the outcome, I'll just cough up the extra dough for longer spokes.

Thanks for the input everyone.
04-29-09, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By brians647

7700 hub radial lacing

Hi all,

I just did a quick search, and did not find any other threads that asked this question. If it has been, please post a link to the older thread (I can't believe I'm the first person to ask...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-09, 07:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,409
Posted By brians647

I see your point, and question Sheldon's take...

I see your point, and question Sheldon's take too, but this portion is not completely correct.

Maximum deceleration is that point (and as your weight transfers, that point changes) right before...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-09, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 611
Posted By brians647

Light rims may accelerate faster on paper; but...

Light rims may accelerate faster on paper; but when you factor in the weight of the rest of the wheel, the bike, and the rider, the difference is probably not measurable, and definitely not something...
04-07-09, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By brians647

What he said...

What he said...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-09, 10:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,857
Posted By brians647

Holy crap! With the variety (and occasional...

Holy crap! With the variety (and occasional contradiction) of answers you just got, aren't you glad you asked? :crash:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-09, 10:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 894
Posted By brians647

I was about to remind you to change your sig,...

I was about to remind you to change your sig, then realized you hadn't bought it yet.

There is an Ebay jinx, you know. And you just stepped in with both feet!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-09, 10:21 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,342
Posted By brians647

Pcad, and Joe Burton. Cervelo's now come...

Pcad, and Joe Burton.

Cervelo's now come with a "lifetime warranty" that guarantees you will live as long as the bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-09, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,645
Posted By brians647

Sometimes, ignorance is bliss. Don't sweat...

Sometimes, ignorance is bliss.

Don't sweat it. Enjoy them.

In the future, post this BEFORE you buy them!;)
03-16-09, 10:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,781
Posted By brians647

Do you want your daughter dating a bad-ass...

Do you want your daughter dating a bad-ass cyclist, or some Wall Street dude? I worked on Wall Street dude back in the day, and I'd never let my daughter within 10 feet of those guys I hung around...
03-16-09, 07:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,781
Posted By brians647

Perfect! That's a perk I enjoy by not being...

Perfect!

That's a perk I enjoy by not being fast - nobody bothers to try and get in my head. They just offer me food to keep me out of the way.
03-16-09, 04:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,781
Posted By brians647

Are you guys like this on race day? If so, can I...

Are you guys like this on race day? If so, can I join the team?



It probably is, but don't let that stop you.
03-08-09, 08:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,010
Posted By brians647

Very true, although I was still impressed at how...

Very true, although I was still impressed at how far my bike skidded on the tarmac. My body scrapes will heal, but the bike' won't. That's my first race crash, and I'm happy to have it out of the...
02-28-09, 01:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,723
Posted By brians647

Cool. I hope we can meet up at one of the races. ...

Cool. I hope we can meet up at one of the races.



Hey, listen, I only have so many miles in my legs before I croak, so I have to save them for the race (if it happens). Besides, you'll kick...
02-28-09, 11:39 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,723
Posted By brians647

Are you doing Bethel? Btw, who's had the...

Are you doing Bethel?

Btw, who's had the guts to call Aki's cell phone to see if the race is on? I'm afraid to. I fear his wife will answer the phone and after finding out who I am, cancel my...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-09, 09:58 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 10,008
Posted By brians647

No, that honor goes to BMW, Mercedes and SUV...

No, that honor goes to BMW, Mercedes and SUV driving moms. They feel they own the road on the way to their next nail appointment. Do NOT get in their way!



Depends on who's driving. Some...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-09, 09:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,467
Posted By brians647

I can't wait until Pcad and Pharding read this. ...

I can't wait until Pcad and Pharding read this. First the wheels won't fit on their Cervelo's, then the cabling is all messed up. Yeah, this should be good. :popcorn
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-09, 09:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,906
Posted By brians647

He wasn't referring to you, he was talking about...

He wasn't referring to you, he was talking about the comment below; and, it is misleading (or joking). What Colnago does in the future is separate from what they're doing now - Giant doesn't build...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-09, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,120
Posted By brians647

That's a smart compromise. Actually, I'm...

That's a smart compromise.

Actually, I'm not sure it's a compromise, but maybe a best of all worlds (unless cornering confidence is important).
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-09, 05:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,120
Posted By brians647

I'm not sure what you mean by "weight friction,"...

I'm not sure what you mean by "weight friction," but I'll answer your question from my perspective.

From what I've read, a larger tire offers less rolling resistance, despite what you'd think to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-09, 11:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,563
Posted By brians647

You're right, you're back is not supposed to be...

You're right, you're back is not supposed to be completely straight. The proper wording is that your lower back would be straighter if your hips are rolled farther forward (and doing what Danno...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-09, 10:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,563
Posted By brians647

Danno, You know your stuff, and you're not...

Danno,

You know your stuff, and you're not the first person to mention rolling the hips forward to engage the glutes. However, am I mistaken, or do the attached photos show riders with their hips...
02-15-09, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By brians647

[QUOTE=Soil_Sampler;8352801]a few more...

[QUOTE=Soil_Sampler;8352801]a few more threads.QUOTE]

Sorry it took me so long to post back. I really appreciate all the responses.

Soil sampler. It looks like that 16mm nipple will solve my...
02-12-09, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By brians647

short spokes

I'm trying to be frugal, and use some spokes I have lying around to build a new front wheel.

The spokes I have are 271mm. The ones that Spocalc specs should be 273.4. Can I make up that...
02-12-09, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By brians647

Two ideas: 1) Something is binding in cable in...

Two ideas:
1) Something is binding in cable in the housing. You may not notice it when you grab the brakes, but it is overpowering the return spring and not allowing the brake to snap back.

2)...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-09, 08:29 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,741
Posted By brians647

Smelling a lawsuit is one thing, but just went...

Smelling a lawsuit is one thing, but just went off to the races with that one.

Be careful what you say when it's based on assumptions.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-09, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 781
Posted By brians647

Ah, no worries. Screw the numbers. You know how...

Ah, no worries. Screw the numbers. You know how to ride.

Besides, everybody lies about their numbers anyway! ;) (right?)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-09, 06:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,234
Posted By brians647

Holy crap! That's a weird one. Is Pharding...

Holy crap! That's a weird one.

Is Pharding aware of this? I'm sure he'll have conflicting opinions after emailing Cervelo 18 times.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-09, 11:29 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 11,276
Posted By brians647

Yes, it would be an interesting topic, except...

Yes, it would be an interesting topic, except Pharding seems to pick apart Cervelo's, yet wants to buy Cervelo. For every thread that is pro-Cervelo via Pharding, there is one that slams it. It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-09, 08:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,311
Posted By brians647

You're down on the builder because his aluminum...

You're down on the builder because his aluminum bike doesn't ride like steel? You have the right to express your opinion, just not in the context (or lack of) in which you present it.

The OP...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-09, 04:15 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,774
Posted By brians647

Why? So you can re-correct your original post...

Why? So you can re-correct your original post again?



Absolutely.

After all that crap in the other threads, I can't believe he's contemplating an S3. :rolleyes::thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-09, 04:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,497
Posted By brians647

HA! Well done. Next time I get shafted, I'm...

HA! Well done. Next time I get shafted, I'm PM'ing you.:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-08, 07:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,897
Posted By brians647

And, with that last quote, I hereby declare that...

And, with that last quote, I hereby declare that marketing will get our arses out of this recession just as deftly as it got us in it. :twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-08, 12:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,810
Posted By brians647

Wise men and patriots. What else needs to be...

Wise men and patriots. What else needs to be said?:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-08, 04:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,606
Posted By brians647

Why don't I doubt that one bit? ;)

Why don't I doubt that one bit? ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-08, 08:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,922
Posted By brians647

Wait for BananaTugger to reply. He'll have an...

Wait for BananaTugger to reply. He'll have an answer (and has good odds of being right).
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-08, 08:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,502
Posted By brians647

Yes, anybody can ride any wheel that they want,...

Yes, anybody can ride any wheel that they want, and if they can afford it they should do so. However, Botto's obvious point is why the hell would you want to ride a less durable rim, with a braking...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-08, 09:30 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 12,838
Posted By brians647

Wow.. so, the party's over eh? No more Cashback?...

Wow.. so, the party's over eh? No more Cashback? too bad...

So long BIN's, back to bidding...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-08, 09:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,235
Posted By brians647

Go custom if you can, otherwise, go with a larger...

Go custom if you can, otherwise, go with a larger bike and a shorter stem, but don't go under 100mm.

Are your arms short too? I have long legs and a short torso, but found that my long arms...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-08, 11:44 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,515
Posted By brians647

Yeah, I have a question. How do you find so much...

Yeah, I have a question. How do you find so much friggin' time to ride? :eek:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-08, 11:39 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,060
Posted By brians647

Pcad undoes everything Vroomen+White have...

Pcad undoes everything Vroomen+White have accomplished.;)
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