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Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-11, 08:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,987
Posted By brianbeech

built my light for my bike from parts from Radio...

built my light for my bike from parts from Radio Shack and some LED place online. They had all the connectors, wire, resistors, and a potentiometer all in stock. Gave me a 400+ lumen light for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-11, 10:47 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 15,983
Posted By brianbeech

Well, one poster did try to send you to...

Well, one poster did try to send you to gunfacts.info to try to refute all the myths pushed by the anti group. But, they're not pushing for everyone to be carrying like the anti side is pushing for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-11, 10:37 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 15,983
Posted By brianbeech

For the question the OP posted, that's all I've...

For the question the OP posted, that's all I've seen those opposed do. He asked about carrying while riding and that launched those opposed into how stupid it is to own guns and how someone...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-11, 09:18 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 15,983
Posted By brianbeech

The only problem is, the fitness level and mental...

The only problem is, the fitness level and mental strength of a good cyclist is only known by other cyclists. To everyone else, they see a grown man in spandex...kinda silly.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-11, 08:41 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 15,983
Posted By brianbeech

I have a CC license, but I rarely carry off the...

I have a CC license, but I rarely carry off the bike, which leads me to never carry on the bike. I'm obviously not anti-gun, am actually pro-gun, but I think carrying while on a road bike would be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-11, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 330
Posted By brianbeech

My First Return Ride

203070

Yeah, I'm nervous, what of it? :)

Well, it's been about 7 months since my accident on a MTB. This will be my first road ride since then. I'm a bit nervous and am pretty sure I won't...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-11, 09:18 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 7,776
Posted By brianbeech

Helmet saved my life. Head first into a tree at...

Helmet saved my life. Head first into a tree at around 12-15mph (wasn't really looking at the speed). Enough force to break my spine all the way through in two places and 7 break ribs. Helmet was...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-11, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 580
Posted By brianbeech

Amazing trick using Google. Actually search the...

Amazing trick using Google. Actually search the forums and don't have to hold your mouth 'just right'. That is why Google will take over one day.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-11, 10:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By brianbeech

You have stock in V82? If not, maybe you ought...

You have stock in V82? If not, maybe you ought to, you just sold me. The picture you posted of your bike really was impressive. On a dark country road, I don't see how anyone couldn't see that.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-11, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By brianbeech

That's a good point. I do have lights, front,...

That's a good point. I do have lights, front, back, and two side-facing blinkys but I'm always looking for something more. I do a lot of riding after dark during the winter and I figure the more...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-11, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By brianbeech

Great info!

Great info!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-11, 10:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By brianbeech

wow, thanks for the help. Man, with people like...

wow, thanks for the help. Man, with people like you around, who needs a forum; can I simply have your email address and skip all the information people here may have about these things? genius!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-11, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By brianbeech

Reflective Wheels?

I asked this in a thread and no one answered, but I seriously would like to know. I've seen a couple of pics here where the rims appear to have reflective table around them and I'm wondering if it...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-11, 08:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,228
Posted By brianbeech

Is that some kind of reflective tape on the...

Is that some kind of reflective tape on the wheels?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-10, 07:06 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,876
Posted By brianbeech

Maybe he/she has a lot of money and $2600 is a...

Maybe he/she has a lot of money and $2600 is a drop in the bucket; I could see that, even though I expect someone with money to be more savvy with it.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-10, 07:02 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,841
Posted By brianbeech

The worst reason to buy wheels

I want wheels that look good.

I don't want them for racing, I don't want them to make me go faster or climb better, but I do want some that look good and actually 'are' good - in case I want to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-10, 12:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,879
Posted By brianbeech

They're probably "pissing away time on forums"...

They're probably "pissing away time on forums" while at work. That would be my guess.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-10, 04:01 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,901
Posted By brianbeech

Probably just a typical marketing guy. I'm a...

Probably just a typical marketing guy. I'm a software developer and it's not uncommon to hear the marketing guy telling people that the software I'm about to write will run the space shuttle AND...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-10, 01:20 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,901
Posted By brianbeech

In my book, Cervelo is definitely large enough to...

In my book, Cervelo is definitely large enough to consider. They sell it my LBS; good enough for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-10, 10:57 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,901
Posted By brianbeech

I say yes, as long as you didn't have the African...

I say yes, as long as you didn't have the African country fashion all the pieces. If you ordered the wood from Africa and carved/created the table, absolutely!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-10, 10:44 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,901
Posted By brianbeech

That's why I wouldn't stress over the materials...

That's why I wouldn't stress over the materials too much, unless I heard of some really really shoddy stuff - like if Pennsylvania steel was of horrid quality, I wouldn't want those tubes. But,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-10, 10:31 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,901
Posted By brianbeech

As for myself, I think this is a pretty easy...

As for myself, I think this is a pretty easy answer. If a bike were to be called "made" in a specific country, I would think the frame would need to be built there. To me, the frame is the piece...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-10, 10:05 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,901
Posted By brianbeech

Great link! Scratching me right where I itch!...

Great link! Scratching me right where I itch! Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-10, 08:39 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,901
Posted By brianbeech

sounds logical.

sounds logical.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-10, 08:33 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,901
Posted By brianbeech

No value to me other than solving my curiosity in...

No value to me other than solving my curiosity in seeing how these companies market their products. I wouldn't be near as silly to say that each piece of raw material should be made/grown in Italy...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-10, 08:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,286
Posted By brianbeech

pointless and anachronistic

pointless and anachronistic
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-10, 08:15 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,901
Posted By brianbeech

I was more curious about actually making the...

I was more curious about actually making the frame, not the frame materials. I realize there aren't any bike mfgs that create their own tubing and/or whatever is needed for CF. I just mean the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-10, 07:31 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,901
Posted By brianbeech

What bike mfgs actually make their own frames

I don't mean 'make' in the sense of 'design', I would assume most do that. I mean, of the larger companies (not Sam's Bikes), are there any that actually make the frames themselves or do most...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-10, 02:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,331
Posted By brianbeech

Doubtful. Body heat, sweat, condensation + heavy...

Doubtful. Body heat, sweat, condensation + heavy breathing escaping by your nose, to your glasses; I'm betting you won't have much luck with this, I don't.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-10, 01:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,331
Posted By brianbeech

+1 - I love mine. On those really cold and windy...

+1 - I love mine. On those really cold and windy days it is a life saver. Actually makes riding in the winter enjoyable again.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-10, 09:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 691
Posted By brianbeech

I'd like to see the other bike. That BMC is one...

I'd like to see the other bike. That BMC is one fine ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-10, 09:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 691
Posted By brianbeech

+1! Especially if you're meeting him in person....

+1! Especially if you're meeting him in person. Then you could both look at the bikes and really decide if you wanted to do the trade. I wouldn't do it strictly over the internet. Any sensible...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-10, 03:14 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 7,063
Posted By brianbeech

But are they Ultegra with some really small print...

But are they Ultegra with some really small print that reads: "specially made for Wal-mart"?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-10, 03:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,196
Posted By brianbeech

HOLY!!!! A pair a month?! As a semi-runner, I...

HOLY!!!! A pair a month?! As a semi-runner, I can appreciate that. Geez!

The "only" was handled when I said: "70.3 is nothing to sneeze at". At this point I'm not convinced I could complete an...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-10, 03:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,196
Posted By brianbeech

have you been talking to my wife?

have you been talking to my wife?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-10, 03:02 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 7,063
Posted By brianbeech

I guess that solves the riddle of why no one at...

I guess that solves the riddle of why no one at the 'shop' cared to help dig into the details of this. I can see the uninterested high school kid now; 'i don't know, what is carbide fiber'.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-10, 02:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,196
Posted By brianbeech

Well, in your case, he's dedicated enough to do a...

Well, in your case, he's dedicated enough to do a full Ironman and therefore the investment in gear would be the same even if Ironman came out with a 35.15 distance. But to the initial Ironman...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-10, 02:53 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 7,063
Posted By brianbeech

You're good! You're really good!

You're good! You're really good!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-10, 02:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By brianbeech

I'll recheck the cleat screws and see if they're...

I'll recheck the cleat screws and see if they're cinched down too tight - and I doubt I've ridden enough to really break them in. Anyone recommend a lube for the cleat?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-10, 02:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By brianbeech

Yeah, if the first two were to my liking, I very...

Yeah, if the first two were to my liking, I very well may put up with the 3rd. I still think I underestimated just how awkward it would be to walk in them though. The cleat seems large, but when I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-10, 02:44 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 7,063
Posted By brianbeech

That sounds Asian! Stay away!!!

That sounds Asian! Stay away!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-10, 02:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,196
Posted By brianbeech

Yeah, I was just thinking that when you get to...

Yeah, I was just thinking that when you get to the full Ironman you have some serious dedication and it's even more of a commitment than the half (which is nothing to sneeze at). More training...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-10, 02:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,196
Posted By brianbeech

I didn't mean it like that, I meant that even the...

I didn't mean it like that, I meant that even the guy in the lowest income bracket I know that races Ironman is still relatively well off.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-10, 02:34 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 7,063
Posted By brianbeech

Soooooo, you posted on a public internet forum...

Soooooo, you posted on a public internet forum where any and everyone can respond and now you're pretending that you're selective in who you intended to 'help'?

And everyone here is a cyclist, i...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-10, 02:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,196
Posted By brianbeech

Hmmmmmm.....

Hmmmmmm.....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-10, 02:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,196
Posted By brianbeech

I think I can believe that. All of the people I...

I think I can believe that. All of the people I know that have competed in the Ironman are pretty affluent, with the exception of one, who's combined income is probably around 90K. I'm assuming at...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-10, 02:28 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 7,063
Posted By brianbeech

I'd hate to be associated with a tizzy, although...

I'd hate to be associated with a tizzy, although I've been associated with worse; BF for instance.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-10, 02:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By brianbeech

Please see post number 2 in this thread. See,...

Please see post number 2 in this thread. See, when someone...nevermind. Suffice it to say it would be like me calling you an elitist; do you get it? eh, probably not.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-10, 02:22 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 7,063
Posted By brianbeech

How bout: you're asking everyone for help and...

How bout: you're asking everyone for help and acting like an information nazi when questioned about, as you describe it, irrelevant information. Then just share it if it's of no consequence.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-10, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By brianbeech

well that wasn't very fun. Please try harder to...

well that wasn't very fun. Please try harder to be irrational on BF - you've got enough posts that you should already know this.
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