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07-01-13, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By Baftap

If you only want a bike for one day, don't...

If you only want a bike for one day, don't overlook Bay City Bikes and/or Blazing Saddles. They may be a little touristy, but I've rented road bikes from both of them (as well as Mike's Bikes) that...
Forum: Foo
12-01-11, 01:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 533
Posted By Baftap

In my opinion that business would be difficult...

In my opinion that business would be difficult because in the corporate environment you can exert some degree of control and standardization. For residential users there are just too many variables...
Forum: Foo
09-22-11, 08:38 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,587
Posted By Baftap

Well, ok, nice choice I guess. But it looks to me...

Well, ok, nice choice I guess. But it looks to me like they won't really help handling and will make hills a bear to climb on the Moots. :D:D
Forum: Foo
08-24-11, 06:15 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 25,837
Posted By Baftap

That looks eerily like a sculpture of Shadiyah...

That looks eerily like a sculpture of Shadiyah posing as Shadiyah. Good one!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-11, 01:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,313
Posted By Baftap

I'm guessing its the short sleep rather than the...

I'm guessing its the short sleep rather than the whoopee, but what are you going to do? Women. Can't live with 'em, don't want to live without 'em.
08-08-11, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By Baftap

+1 to what merlinextraligh said. I've also...

+1 to what merlinextraligh said.

I've also had good luck with road bikes rented from Mike's Bikes in Sausalito if you want to start your ride on the Marin side of the GG.
08-04-11, 03:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,119
Posted By Baftap

I LOL'd when I read this. He's a true cyclist!...

I LOL'd when I read this. He's a true cyclist! :lol:

Hope he heals soon.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-11, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By Baftap

I'm no Cannondale expert but just thought I'd...

I'm no Cannondale expert but just thought I'd point out the headtube looks really long - its either a big frame or a very upright position.

Also, your description indicates it has a standard road...
Forum: Northeast
06-29-11, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By Baftap

I'm sure someone will offer a better (and more...

I'm sure someone will offer a better (and more specific) route, but especially on a holiday weekend I'd start out early and get west of I95 on the north end as soon as possible, then skirt west of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-11, 09:07 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,330
Posted By Baftap

I'm another happy Keo user, but I think its all...

I'm another happy Keo user, but I think its all what you get used to so the Speedplays are probably fine too. I just wouldn't break the budget for them.

You'll be happy with either the 105's or...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-11, 06:33 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 12,484
Posted By Baftap

Awesome build, Doc. Very, very nice. Enjoy the...

Awesome build, Doc. Very, very nice. Enjoy the heck out of it! Now don't forget to post pics in the "Post Your Titaniums" Thread - I like to keep all my drooling in one place. :)

And...
Forum: Foo
06-21-11, 05:56 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,819
Posted By Baftap

Nothing wrong with a few carbon fiber frame...

Nothing wrong with a few carbon fiber frame upgrades, but if she's 16, I'm 28! Never mind her - we all know the best looking women are in the 'Ladies of Foo' thread.
Forum: Foo
06-16-11, 06:35 AM
Replies: 430
Views: 8,496
Posted By Baftap

Very true. Also nice to see the way they...

Very true. Also nice to see the way they applauded their home town product when Lucic hoisted the cup even though he was wearing the other sweater.

Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-11, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By Baftap

I was thinking of doing the same thing. I was...

I was thinking of doing the same thing. I was told the shifting would work, but apparently the newer levers don't have the correct pull ratio for the old brakes to work. I may be wrong but I think...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-11, 06:39 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 12,484
Posted By Baftap

Sweet. Can't wait to see your pics. (But I...

Sweet. Can't wait to see your pics.

(But I think I'd do a Chris King headset on a build like that... just sayin'.)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-11, 08:05 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 18,396
Posted By Baftap

Late to this thread too, but get healthy & stay...

Late to this thread too, but get healthy & stay healthy Pcad.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-11, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 635
Posted By Baftap

I have a TCR (a bike I'm so happy with you'll...

I have a TCR (a bike I'm so happy with you'll have to pry it out from under my cold dead body) but in your position I think I'd get the CAAD. Its a great bike you won't be unhappy with - and you...
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By Baftap

I'll be a bit of a contrarian and suggest wearing...

I'll be a bit of a contrarian and suggest wearing the more comfortable bibs on day-2 when any leftover soreness will be more noticeable.

I'm assuming similar distances on both days, yes? If so...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-11, 02:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,646
Posted By Baftap

Wow. Just wow. God bless. You'll be an...

Wow. Just wow. God bless. You'll be an inspiration to many.

[Reminder to self: never, ever, complain again about workouts or pain on the bike.]
05-22-11, 06:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,037
Posted By Baftap

Foo, Road, Long Distance, 50+, NorCal, NorEast ...

Foo, Road, Long Distance, 50+, NorCal, NorEast (pretty much in that order).
05-20-11, 08:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,860
Posted By Baftap

+1 Thanks for sharing!

+1 Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-11, 09:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,075
Posted By Baftap

I wasn't going to post, but this must just be my...

I wasn't going to post, but this must just be my day.....

Does this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Irrelevant) make it more American for you?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-11, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By Baftap

Ummm, get out and ride? Really no substitue -...

Ummm, get out and ride? Really no substitue - your wife has probably already told you this.

I know the weather has been awful, but today's not bad (I assume you're someplace in Eastern Mass) and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-11, 06:21 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,263
Posted By Baftap

Absolutely agree. Something always seems to get...

Absolutely agree. Something always seems to get lost between the overall concept and the execution by local ride organizers. I maintain that the timing - dusk on a mid week commuting day - works...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-11, 07:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,120
Posted By Baftap

I'm thinking Sequoia.......

I'm thinking Sequoia.......
Forum: Northeast
04-25-11, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,366
Posted By Baftap

In general 6A is a better ride. Rt 28 sometimes...

In general 6A is a better ride. Rt 28 sometimes seems to be a constant stretch of strip malls and parking lots with cars turning in and out all the time. Having said that, 6A is no picnic either -...
04-07-11, 09:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 931
Posted By Baftap

While I have uttered the words "they're trying to...

While I have uttered the words "they're trying to kill me", its mostly through inattention to driving rather than maliciously targeting me. Drivers on my normal routes seem inordinately challenged by...
Forum: Northeast
04-01-11, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By Baftap

Done. It would be interesting to see your...

Done. It would be interesting to see your results.

Isn't BC in the midst of a major institutional architectural rennovation plan including both sides of Comm Ave and access over the T tracks? Be...
Forum: Foo
04-01-11, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By Baftap

What these guys said. I don't post a lot and am...

What these guys said. I don't post a lot and am somewhat out of the "usual poster loop" but somehow feel the need to comment on this one. Can't say we've never fought or disagreed, but after living...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-11, 07:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 368
Posted By Baftap

Bonktown.com ??

Bonktown.com ??
03-28-11, 11:44 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,067
Posted By Baftap

Amen. I'm truly beyond caring at this...

Amen.



I'm truly beyond caring at this point, not only regarding this topic in cycling but in all sports. Why is everyone so obsessed about professional athletes being "clean" anyway? Its...
Forum: Foo
03-24-11, 04:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,598
Posted By Baftap

Traveling is actually hard. We Americans are so...

Traveling is actually hard. We Americans are so used to the tipping model that we feel uncomfortable not tipping when we travel abroad (at least I do) even though we know the salary structure and...
03-21-11, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By Baftap

You know, I remeasured after I posted and...

You know, I remeasured after I posted and discovered that!

Back to the drawing board, I'm afraid....
03-20-11, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By Baftap

Thanks. It looks like I have a couple of...

Thanks. It looks like I have a couple of options.
03-20-11, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By Baftap

New rings Old derailleur?

I have an older Bianchi hybrid (specs here: http://bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeSpecs.aspx?Year=1997&Brand=Bianchi&Model=Boardwalk&Type=bike ) that needs some work.

The chain and rear cogs are...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-11, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By Baftap

Hard to tell from the photo but I think your...

Hard to tell from the photo but I think your saddle is a little high.

Good thing you have a Bianchi with those celeste shorts!
Forum: Foo
03-14-11, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By Baftap

Four more years 'til the big one: 3.14.15 :)

Four more years 'til the big one: 3.14.15 :)
03-14-11, 08:31 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,222
Posted By Baftap

Pretty much my sentiments too. I guess I'm a...

Pretty much my sentiments too. I guess I'm a "hanger-on" because checking this forum has become part of my daily routine, like checking email, and I skim it quickly a couple of times a day. If...
Forum: Foo
03-10-11, 09:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 869
Posted By Baftap

Its a little rich for my blood as a cross bike,...

Its a little rich for my blood as a cross bike, but Lynskey has a CX in their Cooper line that takes discs......

...
Forum: Foo
03-10-11, 09:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 869
Posted By Baftap

That Vaya is sweet (although personally I would...

That Vaya is sweet (although personally I would want the tires to stay in the 30's).

I was going to suggest the Surly Cross Check (one of my favorites) except for your need for disc brakes. If...
03-03-11, 10:29 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,499
Posted By Baftap

This! Except it should be road testing every...

This! Except it should be road testing every five years. There's no excuse for the way most people drive their automobiles.

I know I've become more sensitive in the last ten years or so as my...
02-16-11, 01:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,288
Posted By Baftap

Just my bad luck. I eat tainted meat and...

Just my bad luck.

I eat tainted meat and I'm puking along the side of the road. Contador eats some bad stuff and gets enough performance boost to win the TdF.

I'm going to have to start...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-11, 01:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 911
Posted By Baftap

Good. You hold that thought as long as you can. ...

Good. You hold that thought as long as you can.

You'll be disabused of it soon enough...... <Whatever the date, I'll take the "under".>
Forum: Foo
02-16-11, 12:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 896
Posted By Baftap

Uh........ no.

Uh........ no.
Forum: Foo
02-16-11, 10:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 896
Posted By Baftap

My kids have parents who text! However they...

My kids have parents who text!

However they think I'm terribly slow at it because I insist on typing full words (mostly spelled correctly) with proper punctuation. Slows things down quite a bit....
Forum: Foo
02-10-11, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By Baftap

Yup. If I had 40,000 quid...... Too bad its...

Yup. If I had 40,000 quid......

Too bad its not a Black Lightning (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7bXBOfgvJ4).
Forum: Foo
01-17-11, 09:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 73
Posted By Baftap

All The News Thats Fit To Print?

What the heck happened to the New York Times? Is somebody kidding?

http://gizmodo.com/5734908/taxi-of-tomorrow-design-contest-results-in-elaborate-cycling-death-trap

The link in the Gizmodo...
Forum: Foo
01-15-11, 07:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 399
Posted By Baftap

Thank goodness! The bike was the smartest one...

Thank goodness! The bike was the smartest one there!
01-14-11, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By Baftap

What ??? (don't mean to be snarky, but I don't...

What ??? (don't mean to be snarky, but I don't understand...)
01-11-11, 01:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,609
Posted By Baftap

While I would probably seriously consider SPD's...

While I would probably seriously consider SPD's now, I used Look Delta cleats when they first came out and switched to Keo's a few years ago. I feel funny riding without them (I have a hybrid that...
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