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Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-10, 12:48 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,744
Posted By looie

Don't see why they gave you a new frame. Looks...

Don't see why they gave you a new frame. Looks like half a roll of duct tape would have done the job just fine.

Just kidding. I'm glad she was OK and it's nice when someone takes responsibility...
08-18-10, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By looie

Lake sells some shoes in a wide version. I've got...

Lake sells some shoes in a wide version. I've got a pair that are fine, if a bit heavy. They've got another model that's lighter that I would get now if I were doing it again.
Forum: Commuting
08-18-10, 12:37 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,077
Posted By looie

Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Commuting
08-18-10, 12:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,590
Posted By looie

Time Z or X ROC?

I saw these on a bike recently
http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_506612_-1___
http://www.nashbar.com/images/nashbar/products/medium/TM-ATAZ-NCL-ANGLE.jpg
and I thought they might be...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-09, 09:44 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 5,031
Posted By looie

At the risk of drifting Churchillian, sir, that...

At the risk of drifting Churchillian, sir, that is something up with which I shall not put.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-09, 12:14 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 5,031
Posted By looie

Orientated =? new variety of Asian tuber-based...

Orientated =? new variety of Asian tuber-based spa treatment
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-09, 12:13 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 5,031
Posted By looie

Why'd you go and split that infinitive? ...

Why'd you go and split that infinitive?

(Apologies here to anyone who brought this up in the intervening five pages of posts that I don't yet have time to read.)
Forum: Commuting
12-15-09, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By looie

Maybe a helmet mounted lamp would have helped....

Maybe a helmet mounted lamp would have helped. Did you have a light you could shine on the work at hand?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-09, 07:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,844
Posted By looie

+1 Or, really, +100

+1
Or, really, +100
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-09, 12:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 844
Posted By looie

I left Speedplay only to move to a more walkable...

I left Speedplay only to move to a more walkable shoe. Crank Bros Candy now, and I liked my Speedplays better in almost every single way. I was on the older X pedals.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-09, 09:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,154
Posted By looie

Further studies could easily document that, while...

Further studies could easily document that, while exercise can stimulate the production of new brain cells (neurons), the reading of BF posts kills them at twice the rate, and actually posting to BF...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-09, 08:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,926
Posted By looie

Yeah, but if he did flip it, the cool part would...

Yeah, but if he did flip it, the cool part would be that we could all still post here telling him to flip it. Perfect!
Forum: Commuting
11-18-09, 06:21 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,026
Posted By looie

I've put almost 800 miles on my Salsa La Cruz...

I've put almost 800 miles on my Salsa La Cruz with SRAM/ Avid BB7 (the "road" model) disc brakes. My commute is almost 18 miles round trip. I've ridden in some decent rainstorms, though mostly my...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-09, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,358
Posted By looie

My LBS installed some Planet Bike fenders for me....

My LBS installed some Planet Bike fenders for me. They were used, and they're black polycarbonate. Not sure which model. They used a long bolt and a spacer to fit the fenders around the calipers. I...
Forum: Commuting
11-14-09, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,236
Posted By looie

At least give a quick look to the Salsa El...

At least give a quick look to the Salsa El Mariachi. 29er non-suspension fork. Disc brakes, 1x9, but I can't tell if it's got braze-ons up top for your rack. These should be available for monster...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-09, 07:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,331
Posted By looie

My previous bike was 1997 era Veloce 9 speed. New...

My previous bike was 1997 era Veloce 9 speed. New bike is Rival. Test rode a lot of Shimano, 105 and Ultegra. I loves me some Rival!
Forum: Commuting
11-09-09, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By looie

Ttiwwop

Ttiwwop
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-09, 09:03 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 12,908
Posted By looie

Not brifter. Not Pcad. Not botto. Keep trying.

Not brifter. Not Pcad. Not botto. Keep trying.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-09, 09:05 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 12,908
Posted By looie

And now, on the positive tip, I want to...

And now, on the positive tip, I want to congratulate all of you who have posted in this thread. You've refrained from using the word I find second most annoying: "wheelset." I'm not sure how we could...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-09, 09:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,253
Posted By looie

Only if you put that on the front. Then maybe.

Only if you put that on the front. Then maybe.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-09, 01:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,253
Posted By looie

Perhaps you'd like to reconsider and put that on...

Perhaps you'd like to reconsider and put that on the front?
Forum: Commuting
11-02-09, 09:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,903
Posted By looie

I'm using Louis Garneau neoprene booties over my...

I'm using Louis Garneau neoprene booties over my spd mountain Lake shoes with clipless pedals. They've done me well in heavy rain, keeping almost all the rain out and keeping my feet nice and...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-09, 06:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,771
Posted By looie

+1 for this recommendation. If you can find this...

+1 for this recommendation. If you can find this bike in a shop, it's probably a great deal. If you have to order it and pay full price, it's not quite as good a deal.

I went with a drop bar Salsa...
10-29-09, 07:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,633
Posted By looie

My Salsa La Cruz came stock with XT hubs (disc...

My Salsa La Cruz came stock with XT hubs (disc version). Rear spacing 135mm. Stock cassette was Shimano 105 10 speed. Don't know about spacers mentioned above. Generally, though, I can testify that...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-09, 06:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,286
Posted By looie

I hear people are getting the Salsa La Cruz for...

I hear people are getting the Salsa La Cruz for under $1400. BB7s? Check. Hydraulics? Nope.
Forum: Commuting
10-29-09, 08:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,039
Posted By looie

I'm no expert. I think most cross frames are...

I'm no expert. I think most cross frames are spaced at 135 mm. I've got a Salsa La Cruz and it's sporting Shimano Deore XT hubs with the six-bolt disc mount. Rims are Salsa Delgado Race (some folks...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-09, 07:33 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,063
Posted By looie

Nice! :thumb:

Nice!
:thumb:
Forum: Commuting
10-28-09, 06:36 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,063
Posted By looie

From another Cal alum who's spent some time in...

From another Cal alum who's spent some time in Silicon Valley, what the heck did you expect wearing that jersey down there? Go Bears!
Forum: Commuting
10-28-09, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,286
Posted By looie

Salsa La Cruz was for me. For you, maybe...

Salsa La Cruz was for me. For you, maybe Cannondale Bad Boy Disc? or Jamis Coda Elite?
Forum: Commuting
10-28-09, 06:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,565
Posted By looie

I have that Gore jacket. I like it a lot. It's...

I have that Gore jacket. I like it a lot. It's kept me dry through some pretty good rains here in NYC. It gets a little damp inside from sweat, but nothing major. I'm 6'0" and 178 pounds. I wear a...
10-28-09, 08:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 742
Posted By looie

I thought the correct term was Shimagnolo?

I thought the correct term was Shimagnolo?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-09, 08:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,369
Posted By looie

You should totally do this. But only if you...

You should totally do this. But only if you provide us all video of you drilling out the seatpost, and video of you riding the bike immediately after. I don't think you'll need more than 10 minutes...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-09, 08:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,261
Posted By looie

I've got clip-on suspenders I use with my ski...

I've got clip-on suspenders I use with my ski pants. I'll bet they'd work fine. Straps might be a little wider than you'd want for cycling, but maybe check your local ski bargain bins.
10-21-09, 02:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,572
Posted By looie

I'm riding a La Cruz and I'm loving it. I'll bet...

I'm riding a La Cruz and I'm loving it. I'll bet if I were riding a Cross Check, I'd be loving it, too. I focused on a disc brake requirement because I've got 10 month old twins who will soon be...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-09, 01:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,555
Posted By looie

1. They let me keep my bike at my desk, so I get...

1. They let me keep my bike at my desk, so I get to look at it all day. Isn't that reason enough?
2. In case it's not, it's faster to ride my bike to work than to ride the subway.
3. It's also...
10-21-09, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,082
Posted By looie

"SRAM Rival has its front trim position on the...

"SRAM Rival has its front trim position on the big ring" from http://www.sram.com/node/82/brand/sram-road/src/series. I think that means small ring gets no trim, but you can trim when in the large...
Forum: Commuting
10-20-09, 02:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,193
Posted By looie

+1 This could also be a great way to go. AL...

+1
This could also be a great way to go. AL frame, but that's not the worst thing in the world.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-09, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 944
Posted By looie

Looks great. Ignore tha hataz.

Looks great. Ignore tha hataz.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-09, 11:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,249
Posted By looie

I'm still fairly new to SRAM, though I'm on the...

I'm still fairly new to SRAM, though I'm on the lowly Rival. I came over from Campy 9 speed Veloce (thumb levers and all, but they never bothered me). I test rode a lot of Shimano bikes, 105 and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-09, 07:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,150
Posted By looie

+1 sram ftw!

+1 sram ftw!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-09, 07:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,415
Posted By looie

19 seconds of improvement over 26 years. If...

19 seconds of improvement over 26 years. If anything, I think that shows that Pinarello had it pretty darned close to figured out 26 years ago. Sure, we've made things a bit lighter, and we've...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-09, 08:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,153
Posted By looie

I think the carbon fork advice is good. Or go all...

I think the carbon fork advice is good. Or go all steel.

My wife and I each have Jamis bikes from about 10 years ago. Hers hasn't seen that much use, but mine held up well. I was told mine was a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-09, 08:33 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,892
Posted By looie

I can't figure out why you guys are still so...

I can't figure out why you guys are still so excited by indexed shifting. I mean really.

Friction FTW!
Forum: Commuting
10-19-09, 08:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,058
Posted By looie

Bravo!

Bravo!
Forum: Commuting
10-19-09, 08:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,193
Posted By looie

I'm lovin' my Salsa La Cruz. I'd have designed it...

I'm lovin' my Salsa La Cruz. I'd have designed it with a couple more braze-ons, but no bike is perfect. Actually, that Baron up top might be perfect. I swapped the 105 on my La Cruz for SRAM Rival,...
10-17-09, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 901
Posted By looie

Fractional rig. Wait! Wrong forum.

Fractional rig. Wait! Wrong forum.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-09, 08:46 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,145
Posted By looie

Much as I suspected, this works nicely with the...

Much as I suspected, this works nicely with the body of the post. Not so well with the subject line. I'm pretty sure I made clear my goal above, but hopefully this amplifies.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-09, 08:00 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,145
Posted By looie

Forum how-to question: how do I quote the subject...

Forum how-to question: how do I quote the subject line from a thread if it doesn't appear in the body of the post?

For example, I wanted to quote, "Why do I want brass nipples if I don't expect to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-09, 07:59 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,145
Posted By looie

Today's best chance for you to make a new friend...

Today's best chance for you to make a new friend at Google?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-09, 07:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,536
Posted By looie

I'm getting some rims and spokes built up with...

I'm getting some rims and spokes built up with S&S couplings. This bike will snap apart to fit in my freakin' pocket, still leaving room for my iPhone.
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