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Forum: Northeast
06-01-13, 12:00 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 85,528
Posted By qw1a

320514 I can't ride a bike any more, only...

320514
I can't ride a bike any more, only keeping my single speed for commuting. So, there is a whole bunch of stuff I need to get rid of, see the picture. Happy to answer any questions. Make me an...
07-08-08, 06:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By qw1a

Ordered. Pictures to follow shortly.

Ordered. Pictures to follow shortly.
07-07-08, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By qw1a

What is your dream bicycle?

Long time ago I helped someone (a lot, according to him) and this dude suddenly materialized and wants to give me a present. He knows of my addiction and he's going to buy me a "bike of my dream" for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-08, 08:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,299
Posted By qw1a

Well, it's been two days so far. The kid is most...

Well, it's been two days so far. The kid is most certainly not getting an offer to join my desk. His ability to understand anything, be it the products or the related math, is on par with his driving...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-08, 08:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,299
Posted By qw1a

Well, if anything, I can get some motorpacing out...

Well, if anything, I can get some motorpacing out of it :speedy:



He was "profoundly sorry". Yep, he'll be reporting to me, for what it's worth.


Or a ball-breaker. I don't think I am going...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-08, 08:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,299
Posted By qw1a

Coincidence

It is early, early in the morning and I have just finished my morning laps in the park and am heading to the office. As I am approaching the Times Square, some kid in a fancy SUV with New Jersey...
06-22-08, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3,423
Views: 426,067
Posted By qw1a

Closet cleanup (free-B): FSA Gossamer...

Closet cleanup (free-B):

FSA Gossamer Crankset, 52x39
Cannondale 130 bcd 39t chainring
Race-Face 110bcd 42t chainring
9-speed 12x25 shimano casettes (two)
Deore rear mech
Alloy seat clamps...
Forum: Northeast
06-22-08, 10:53 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 85,528
Posted By qw1a

Closet cleanup, free for whoever picks it up: ...

Closet cleanup, free for whoever picks it up:

FSA Gossamer Crankset, 52x39
Cannondale 130 bcd 39t chainring
Race-Face 110bcd 42t chainring
9-speed 12x25 shimano casettes (two)
Deore rear mech...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-08, 09:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,391
Posted By qw1a

It is probably hard to accept but most of 'em...

It is probably hard to accept but most of 'em roadies are thin, fit and put a lot of miles on their skinny tires. Try riding with a pack of roadies for a few miles and see how you fare - you might...
06-08-08, 08:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,152
Posted By qw1a

Well, apparently you have selected an occupation...

Well, apparently you have selected an occupation that neither pays well nor provides enough benefits to cover for the lack of income. That was the first wrong "lifestyle choice". Everything else...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-08, 05:44 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 12,456
Posted By qw1a

Exotic derivatives trader at a big investment...

Exotic derivatives trader at a big investment bank. Not as cool as it sounds, long hours and all, but it pays for my bike addiction.
06-08-08, 05:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,466
Posted By qw1a

90% of lower Manhattan residents do not have a...

90% of lower Manhattan residents do not have a car and public transit fulfills every one of their transportation needs. It's not likely to be because of the lack of income.

Now that I am back in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-08, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,337
Posted By qw1a

Only rabobank one there. I want specifically...

Only rabobank one there. I want specifically either a DB or Morgan Stanley jersey.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-08, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,337
Posted By qw1a

Deutsche Bank cycling jersey

This morning I saw a guy riding around in a deutsche bank cycling jersey. I want one, but a bit of googling found me nothing. Any ideas?
06-07-08, 12:31 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,664
Posted By qw1a

Everything will be more expensive, but with oil...

Everything will be more expensive, but with oil at 150 even if a kilowatt is going to cost double, it's still very reasonable. And, per watt emitted, i suspect that "nucular" energy emits far less...
06-07-08, 12:20 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,664
Posted By qw1a

That's plain wrong - the energy output of per...

That's plain wrong - the energy output of per unit weight of enriched uranium is way, way bigger than all of the energy expenditures on mining and enrichment. We are talking times, not percent here.
06-07-08, 12:17 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,664
Posted By qw1a

Well, I am long a lot of dec 08 oil and am...

Well, I am long a lot of dec 08 oil and am thinking of going even longer (even at these levels), so I do want oil to go up. I guess I am ****ing nuts, but I had a pretty good day Friday.

PS. While...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-08, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By qw1a

There are plenty of old Peugeot bikes that would...

There are plenty of old Peugeot bikes that would take a pounding. I would be pretty hard pressed to keep up with the group on a bike like that. The idea is to find something that would be suitable...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-08, 08:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By qw1a

Off mark. I am looking for a road bike, not a...

Off mark. I am looking for a road bike, not a utility bike or a pure beater. It should be a bike that I can ride with a group of strong riders on a road racing course and be able to keep up. At the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-08, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By qw1a

I ride about 25-30 miles a day in New York City,...

I ride about 25-30 miles a day in New York City, so any bike is a beater for me. The only difference is that my current "beater" is not really suitable for the conditions I will be facing abroad.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-08, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By qw1a

Actually, it's at the top of my list next to R3....

Actually, it's at the top of my list next to R3. Altough, I would rather have the one they built for him as a mud-conditions alternative - essentially, cross frame with road geometry.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-08, 07:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By qw1a

Yeah for the CX bike. Nay for the disk brakes -...

Yeah for the CX bike. Nay for the disk brakes - hate them, for numerous reasons. The only issue is the geometry - CX bikes are not really built for long rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-08, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By qw1a

Tough Bike

It is possible that I'll have to move for a few years to a city with very rough roads and long winters. My Specialized Tarmac is not really built for bad weather, mud, potholes and cobbles - it does...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-08, 11:47 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,806
Posted By qw1a

I appreciate the estetic of the old-time steel...

I appreciate the estetic of the old-time steel bikes and would love to get one in addition to my carbon fiber stable. Like many old things, vintage steel bikes have character.

However, I do think...
02-23-08, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5,225
Views: 3,669,750
Posted By qw1a

Well, I've finished my bike and took it for a...

Well, I've finished my bike and took it for a nice virgin ride in the mud. So far I do like the feel of it, except for the fork shudder - this said, I got the easton fork for free, so I should not...
02-16-08, 02:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,052
Posted By qw1a

Compared to simple ultegra calipers on my road...

Compared to simple ultegra calipers on my road bike, the Cane creek canti brakes that i've installed on my cross bike are horrible. There is zero modulation, it's either locked front wheel with fork...
01-28-08, 05:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,201
Posted By qw1a

I think a fuel tax increase is a great idea from...

I think a fuel tax increase is a great idea from a number of angles. It's a consumption tax, which will decrease specific consumption without changing the overall economic balance. It will also drive...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-08, 09:42 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,344
Posted By qw1a

I do read the academic literature and keep...

I do read the academic literature and keep abreast both the theory and current practice - after all, decisions of policy makers are based on them. As a trader, my understanding of economic policy vs...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-08, 04:07 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,344
Posted By qw1a

To the first question - no formal economics...

To the first question - no formal economics training (phd in physics), but 10 years of risk-taking experience in top financial firms. As for bb being an inexperienced wuss - compare him to king or...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-08, 02:40 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,344
Posted By qw1a

Yes, I was talking about the former head of the...

Yes, I was talking about the former head of the fed and forgive my spelling - I am posting from a blackberry. It's not my job to set monetary policy, my job is to make money for my firm and myself....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-08, 02:25 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,344
Posted By qw1a

I did not say "everyone", I said "people", as in...

I did not say "everyone", I said "people", as in "some" rather that "all". Amrican racing communitys preference for shimano is skewed by the fact that almost all of the bikes here come prebuilt with...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-08, 10:39 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,344
Posted By qw1a

We need another volkner at the steering wheel -...

We need another volkner at the steering wheel - if the overnight interest rates go up to 16 percent, dollar will recover.

Btw, I own some 60k of shimano stock, it has been doing piss-poor lateley....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-08, 07:27 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,344
Posted By qw1a

Off-topic, but have you seen the bloody inflation...

Off-topic, but have you seen the bloody inflation numbers? If he is going to lower the rates now, we will pay for it dearly later. Have you seen DXY fall below it's historical lows? In fact, soon...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-08, 06:49 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,344
Posted By qw1a

I acually liked that clunky feel, it accentuates...

I acually liked that clunky feel, it accentuates every shift. I also liked the fact that you could dump the whole casette at once.

As I said, however, it's too much hassle to switch given that I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-08, 06:21 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,344
Posted By qw1a

Actually, after aligning all costs in a...

Actually, after aligning all costs in a spreadsheet I am apparently staying with shimano. Conversion casettes are going to kill any cost advantage.

However, to counter the nay-sayers, I did a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-08, 03:21 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,344
Posted By qw1a

thinking of switching to campy...

I have tried my buddys bike with campy veloce and was amazed at the shifting convinience and "clarity" vs ultegra-da mix on my bike. I really like the index-n-thumb paradigm and the brifters have a...
01-15-08, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 652
Posted By qw1a

It's denmark - the price is in danish krone. 5.02...

It's denmark - the price is in danish krone. 5.02 per dollar, so it's usd1200. Sounds fair :)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-08, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By qw1a

There is a distinct possibility they are trying...

There is a distinct possibility they are trying to sell me something like carbon wheels. He's been ranting about how pros use zipps and lightweights for their cx needs and how cool these things are -...
01-13-08, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3,423
Views: 426,067
Posted By qw1a

Moving, need to get rid of stuff. Have: ...

Moving, need to get rid of stuff.

Have:
rolf prima echelon clinchers with tufo clincher-tubular mounted.
Brake calipers - tektro, long reach
Specialized transition elite frame, 58cm, w...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-08, 11:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,554
Posted By qw1a

BMX brakes will probably do the job, though,...

BMX brakes will probably do the job, though, something like http://www.acehardwareoutlet.com/(3ucl4tymrktvu0bedaldg4iz)/productDetails.aspx?SKU=82817. I get scared just looking at this setup...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-08, 11:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By qw1a

Buying a truing stand and the tools to build two...

Buying a truing stand and the tools to build two sets of wheels is not cost effective. It's is even less cost effective cosidering that I do not have time do it. Online builder it is.


True. They...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-08, 11:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By qw1a

I am light (5'10" x 143lbs), but a real hardon,...

I am light (5'10" x 143lbs), but a real hardon, so I guess I will go with 14-gauge spokes.


The dude that builds wheels there apparently feels that "it's retro and he is not going to engage in...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-08, 09:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By qw1a

More or less along these lines, but cheaper. The...

More or less along these lines, but cheaper. The pricing rundown is as follows - $110 for a pair of hubs, $150 for the rims, another $20 for the spokes - after the wheelbuilders time is added, we are...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-08, 06:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By qw1a

cheap and bombproof tubular wheels?

I've asked something similar before but no conclusion was reached. I am looking for someone to build a bomb-proof yet cheap tubular wheelset. It does not have to be aero (box section rims), it does...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-08, 12:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,203
Posted By qw1a

Poor conflict resolution skills were displayed....

Poor conflict resolution skills were displayed. You could have used the situation to your advantage (e.g. Gotten some cash out of her for the damaged rack). Insted, your actions were to the...
01-12-08, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,046
Posted By qw1a

Apparently, someone sells spacers that go on the...

Apparently, someone sells spacers that go on the skewers - this way, I can exchange wheels with my road bike without any extra work.
01-11-08, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,046
Posted By qw1a

Regular road hubs, I guess 130mm?

Regular road hubs, I guess 130mm?
01-11-08, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,046
Posted By qw1a

road wheels in a 135mm frame

Apparently, I skrewed up - bought the frame that has 135mm rear spacing (or so I think). Is there any way I can use my road wheels with this frame? I would imagine there gotta be some kind of spacers...
Forum: Commuting
01-10-08, 06:46 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 35,545
Posted By qw1a

A) Occupation Exotic Derivatives Trader ...

A) Occupation
Exotic Derivatives Trader

B) Commuting Distance
3 Km one way

C) When at work I
Shower and change.

D) Where bike is parked
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-08, 04:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,177
Posted By qw1a

I've gone all over there. Generally, in Manhattan...

I've gone all over there. Generally, in Manhattan you can find short, steep sprinter climbs. However, to become a true climber you'd need to ride a few miles of fairly stiff grade, not hundreeds of...
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