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Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-11, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By thewalrus

If you're going to be deployed in one place and...

If you're going to be deployed in one place and have access to APO, it's not beyond the realm of possibility to ship over a trainer (not rollers) and a cheap bike to put on the trainer. You could...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-08, 03:23 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 30,440
Posted By thewalrus

I don't have any photos except a few that I...

I don't have any photos except a few that I wouldn't really want to post on the net...

I'm about 6' tall when not slouching.

In 2004 I went from 245 lbs down to 205 by riding a cheap $400 XC...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-08, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By thewalrus

If you have your computer and sensor position...

If you have your computer and sensor position perfect you can shorten the cable with about $10 of stuff from Radio Shack...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-08, 09:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,210
Posted By thewalrus

Pedal Force QS2 (Add $100 for RS frame). Good...

Pedal Force QS2 (Add $100 for RS frame). Good example of a SRAM Rival build, the Fulcrum 5 wheelset could be replaced with FSA RD-220 for about $25 less.

New bike [-Edit-]
Frame:
QS2 $600.00...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-08, 04:55 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 16,748
Posted By thewalrus

I own a recumbent, it's a 2000 Rans Rocket pretty...

I own a recumbent, it's a 2000 Rans Rocket pretty similar to this:

http://www.recumbentbrothers.com/images/bikes/RANSRocket.jpg

Back in 2005 when I put it into storage I'd developed this list...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-08, 05:10 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,354
Posted By thewalrus

I don't know where you guys are, but in the...

I don't know where you guys are, but in the pacific northwest Fisher is still very popular for XC mountain bikes. Less so in the freeride and downhill segment because of Trek's refusal to license...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-08, 04:12 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 14,142
Posted By thewalrus

This is the white bar tape that came on my...

This is the white bar tape that came on my Specialized in 2005... It got dirty very fast and turned an unpleasant shade of grey. Now replaced with black Cinelli cork.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-08, 04:02 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,590
Posted By thewalrus

Vancouver BC: Tourist couple in a rental car...

Vancouver BC:

Tourist couple in a rental car asked me for directions to the Plaza of Nations Casino, I sent them to Hastings and Main... Told them it was hard to find so go around the block a few...
Forum: Touring
08-10-08, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By thewalrus

You don't want to ride Guide Meridian to the...

You don't want to ride Guide Meridian to the border. In any case there's nothing to see at the north end of the Guide Meridian border crossing, unlike the Peace Arch park and Blaine marina area.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-07, 06:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,529
Posted By thewalrus

http://www.metrodrug.org/images/cocaine.jpg

http://www.metrodrug.org/images/cocaine.jpg
07-10-07, 05:49 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 21,743
Posted By thewalrus

I am getting 300KB/s for the stage 2 highlights,...

I am getting 300KB/s for the stage 2 highlights, only 3 minutes remaining to finish the download. Tons of seeders.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-07, 05:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,788
Posted By thewalrus

I have also heard good things about the Topeak...

I have also heard good things about the Topeak Aero Wedge series, they clip onto a plastic thing that mounts on your saddle rails...

http://www.rei.com/product/751363
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-07, 05:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By thewalrus

Can you post a photo of it?

Can you post a photo of it?
07-10-07, 05:29 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 21,743
Posted By thewalrus

The prologue, stage 1 ITV highlights and stage 2...

The prologue, stage 1 ITV highlights and stage 2 ITV highlights are now on Mininova. No login required.

http://www.mininova.org/search/tour/added
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-07, 05:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,788
Posted By thewalrus

the specialized mini-wedgie. newer version has a...

the specialized mini-wedgie. newer version has a much smaller zipper strap, so it doesn't flop in the breeze. Bottom and back flap are waterproof rubber coated, keeps stuff in the bag dry.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-07, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By thewalrus

Cheng Shin = Maxxis

Cheng Shin = Maxxis
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-07, 05:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By thewalrus

Hey Alan, Did you know those Bontrager...

Hey Alan,

Did you know those Bontrager Select tires are actually made by a Chinese company named Cheng Shin?

OH NO PANIC
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-07, 01:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By thewalrus

To quote Mr. Bontrager... Strong, Light,...

To quote Mr. Bontrager...

Strong, Light, Cheap - pick any two.


With shorts, maybe it should be:

Comfortable, Cheap, Quality - pick any two
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-07, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By thewalrus

Pricepoint $20 and $26 shorts (6 or 8-panel) any good?

Thinking about buying a bunch of these for training rides:

http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/12201-540_PNT6P1-1-Clothing-17-Shorts/Lycra/Price-Point-Classic-6-Panel-Short.htm

or
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-07, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By thewalrus

Luckily I ride a 58cm frame, it will fit two...

Luckily I ride a 58cm frame, it will fit two Zefal Magnum 1L bottles...

http://www.marioservice.be/images/prod134imgHR.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-07, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By thewalrus

Anyone want to name some good bike shops?

Anyone want to name some good bike shops?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-07, 08:19 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,226
Posted By thewalrus

If by corvette you mean it will be purchased in...

If by corvette you mean it will be purchased in large numbers by middle-aged men, and contains a large number of manufacturer-proprietary components, yes.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-07, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,250
Posted By thewalrus

Cannondale is also recalling a large number of...

Cannondale is also recalling a large number of 'lefty' mountain bike forks.

http://www.canadiancyclist.com/dailynews/May/5.24.0710.47AM04.shtml

http://freeflite.com/page.cfm?PageID=157
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-07, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By thewalrus

Well yeah, I don't think my 12-27 cassette will...

Well yeah, I don't think my 12-27 cassette will be used to its full potential. Maybe I can do repeats on freeway overpasses?

Coming from the Pacific NW (Seattle/Vancouver) the heat might kill me....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-07, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By thewalrus

Ft. Myers Florida - What's the riding like, and good shops

Looks like I will be spending a month in Ft. Myers on business in the near future. I get to take my Pedal Force RS... Can anyone tell me what the riding is like down there? Suggested routes? Good...
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