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Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-05, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,525
Posted By Merckxrider

Armstrong vs. Merckx Redux

I can't think of a better time to make this posting, on this glorious day in cycling history...but here goes. A few weeks ago there was a thread of this related title and bikeforum fans made...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-05, 07:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 984
Posted By Merckxrider

My Campy Chorus works well, now that it's broken...

My Campy Chorus works well, now that it's broken in...but it was very finicky at first. I used to ride Suntour Superbe Pro and loved those components...perfect from day one. Next time, I think...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-05, 07:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 844
Posted By Merckxrider

Any good innertubes out there?

Twice now, my China-made Conti innertubes have failed me at the valve area. They seem to be the Achilles Heal of my $3500 race bike. It's really obscene that such a part can prevent me from going...
06-22-05, 11:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,839
Posted By Merckxrider

2 More NY Cyclists Die Unnecessarily

Second bicyclist dies from collision
Central Islip couple, riding their new bicycles along a highway in Oakdale, die after driver who police say was on drugs plows into them

BY JENNIFER SINCO...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-05, 11:13 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,924
Posted By Merckxrider

It's gotta be super high quality before I'd wear...

It's gotta be super high quality before I'd wear it...not interested in cheap bikes or cheap bike clothing...not trying to act arrogant, but, who wants to ride 60, 80, or 100 miles in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-05, 10:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,728
Posted By Merckxrider

Please don't compare Lance with George Bush Jr.,...

Please don't compare Lance with George Bush Jr., a guy who can't even ride a Segway!
06-19-05, 10:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,349
Posted By Merckxrider

Remember, every frame maker is different. I...

Remember, every frame maker is different. I currently ride a 48 sloping Merckx. I'm 5'9.5. I've never had a better fitting bike. I found that a 54 (Merckx) was too big for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-05, 10:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,568
Posted By Merckxrider

I have friends in Brooklyn who also don't think...

I have friends in Brooklyn who also don't think much of R&A...but, I've never been there, so I won't pre-judge. Toga, to me, feels like a "car dealership" type environment. If their sales people...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-05, 11:37 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,815
Posted By Merckxrider

Is Armstrong going to make frames with his name...

Is Armstrong going to make frames with his name on them someday?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-05, 12:38 AM
Replies: 26,481
Views: 16,213,378
Posted By Merckxrider

My new Euro-trash.

My new Euro-trash.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-05, 02:28 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,182
Posted By Merckxrider

I would get an Independent Fabrication frame if I...

I would get an Independent Fabrication frame if I went the steel route.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-05, 12:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 925
Posted By Merckxrider

Hello GA, I managed to double-flat on 9W after...

Hello GA, I managed to double-flat on 9W after running over nearly invisible glass shards from a beer bottle. It happened right at the "Welcome to New York" sign on 9W. Luckily I was carrying two...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-05, 12:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,522
Posted By Merckxrider

It's gotta be the new bike curse. On my first...

It's gotta be the new bike curse. On my first real outing on my new bike (30 miles from home), I DOUBLE-FLATTED after running over the remnants of a beer bottle. I had two spare tubes, but changing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-04, 02:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,801
Posted By Merckxrider

http://www.supergo.com/profile.cfm?LPROD_ID=20094&...

http://www.supergo.com/profile.cfm?LPROD_ID=20094&lsubcat_id=7642&lcat_id=7604&referpage=

Here's the seat I use. It is comfy with a capital "C". Not cheap, but it's worth every penny of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-04, 02:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,206
Posted By Merckxrider

I agree Lance could have won riding any of...

I agree Lance could have won riding any of today's high tech bikes. It's a great time to be a biker. I'm not sure how much better the technology can get. As far as spending 5 grand on a C-40 or...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-04, 01:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By Merckxrider

I got my Merckx here. My LBS couldn't touch the...

I got my Merckx here. My LBS couldn't touch the deal I got online. They told me to do so, in fact. But, I also bought two mtb's from my LBS, so I'm on friendly terms with them. They fined tuned...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-04, 01:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,020
Posted By Merckxrider

In Central Park, NYC...Trek and Colnago tie for...

In Central Park, NYC...Trek and Colnago tie for first place in terms of popularity. But, you also see EVERY bike under the sun in NYC, which is a great thing.
07-23-04, 12:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,456
Posted By Merckxrider

So, if all goes well, Lance will be the first to...

So, if all goes well, Lance will be the first to do 6 consecutive TDF's. Will that put him above Eddy Merckx as the greatest biker ever? Then again, Eddy didn't have a carbon Trek to ride... :D
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-04, 04:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,095
Posted By Merckxrider

Whatever happened to the "Steel is real"...

Whatever happened to the "Steel is real" arguement? I noticed back when, Bianchi riders being some of the most vocal with that idea. And now, guess what? Bianchi, too, has jumped on the Scandium...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-04, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Merckxrider

Today Central Park Loop NYC 5:45 pm white male...

Today Central Park Loop NYC 5:45 pm white male wearing orange Team Euskaltel jersey riding black Bianchi road bike at 35 mph missing pedestrians by inches, while screaming "get the F_ck out of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-04, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Merckxrider

delete

delete
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-04, 02:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,506
Posted By Merckxrider

...anytime over 50 mph (heh,heh).

...anytime over 50 mph (heh,heh).
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-04, 09:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,172
Posted By Merckxrider

It does sound like Central Park, NYC or something...

It does sound like Central Park, NYC or something very similar. I don't see how anyone can find any enjoyment trying to ride in that park on a weekend or crowded day. I live in Manhattan myself and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-04, 05:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,482
Posted By Merckxrider

Please provide the lady's name & address. There...

Please provide the lady's name & address. There is something called street justice for arrogant a__holes who are audacious enough to drive an automobile without insurance.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-04, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By Merckxrider

Krysiums & Campy?

Hey Folks,

I have an all Campy set-up....can I use it with Krysiums or are those wheelsets strictly Shimano compatible?

Steve
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-04, 04:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,564
Posted By Merckxrider

I have found that to adjust my Campy deraileurs...

I have found that to adjust my Campy deraileurs that I have to physically bend them so the chain does not rub against them. The front one is particularily problemsome. I never had this type of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-04, 10:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,564
Posted By Merckxrider

Campy Vs. Dura-Ace

Which do you guys prefer? I have Campy now...but, on the next bike I'm gettin' Dura-Ace...less fuss.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-04, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,275
Posted By Merckxrider

my 2 cents

You probably are paying extra for the Merckx name. His frames tend to cost twice the amount of frames built in Asia, America, Spain etc....I guess the winningest cyclist of all time can get away...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-03, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By Merckxrider

big money

...That would be $3,393 USD (just for the frame) if it were translated from the British Pounds. I'm not sure what the US price is....probably won't be much less, though. The built-up price will be...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-03, 01:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By Merckxrider

New Merckx's

Maybe I'm slow, but I've just realized the 2004 Merckx's are available for drooling over. I like the paint scheme on the Team SC Sloping frame. Also, Eddy's classic orange bike is being offered as...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-03, 01:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By Merckxrider

In a descent, a bicycle is a motorcycle without...

In a descent, a bicycle is a motorcycle without an engine. At least this is what it feels like on twisting back country roads at 40 mph.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-03, 01:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 906
Posted By Merckxrider

I started out riding a Raleigh BMX bike, metallic...

I started out riding a Raleigh BMX bike, metallic orange in color in 1980. I had ridden lesser quality bikes before this. The Raleigh was my first "real" bike and proudly stated "made in England"...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-03, 01:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,778
Posted By Merckxrider

I just bought a pair of "Zoic" knickers from...

I just bought a pair of "Zoic" knickers from Performance Cycles. These things are badass! I'm very impressed with the quality. They have bike shorts built right into them. 90$ retail, got them...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-03, 12:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,236
Posted By Merckxrider

Joe, if you ever try to sell your bike, will you...

Joe, if you ever try to sell your bike, will you advertise it as only 5000 city or highway miles?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-03, 03:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,293
Posted By Merckxrider

...a bike like that would certainly make up for a...

...a bike like that would certainly make up for a small penis. :rolleyes:
09-26-03, 02:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By Merckxrider

When I'm biking, I get some of the same...

When I'm biking, I get some of the same sensations as flying in an airplane. I guess it's no surprise that Orville & Wilbur Wright were bike builders before switching to planes. And no doubt the...
09-26-03, 01:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,844
Posted By Merckxrider

My "day" job is from 4-12 a.m. I've commuted to...

My "day" job is from 4-12 a.m. I've commuted to & from work through Central Park 5 days a week for the past 3 years, as I'm afraid of terrorism while riding the subway. Alright, just kidding about...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-03, 04:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,049
Posted By Merckxrider

Lamajo & everyone else, I don't think they could...

Lamajo & everyone else, I don't think they could fit any more bologna into that "study". People's genes determine whether they go bald or not. BTW, did ya know that riding a bike is the leading...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-03, 04:03 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,167
Posted By Merckxrider

How about this...I wear standard Police-issue...

How about this...I wear standard Police-issue polyester pants for my job. The material is very uncomfortable. It tugs on each individual leg hair, shooting quick shots of pain right through your...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-03, 03:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,640
Posted By Merckxrider

Hey Folks, ...89 miles per hour on a...

Hey Folks,

...89 miles per hour on a bicycle? Well, I guess there are people who ski at 130 mph so anything's possible. One point that was not mentioned in anyone's post is what kind of frame...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-03, 12:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,062
Posted By Merckxrider

Captain Crunch, you're a brave soul. Those are...

Captain Crunch, you're a brave soul. Those are exactly what I flatted on thirty miles from home. They had less than 200 miles on them. I've also switched to Continental and have had much better...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-03, 12:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,698
Posted By Merckxrider

When I lived in upstate CT. once in awhile...

When I lived in upstate CT. once in awhile someone would yell "***got!" from their car. The tight shorts really seem to offend a lot of people. Here in the Big Apple no one notices bikers in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-03, 12:05 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 11,947
Posted By Merckxrider

The Big Apple has many, many, many black cyclists...

The Big Apple has many, many, many black cyclists and they ride nice bikes too. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-03, 11:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,823
Posted By Merckxrider

I spent the brunt of my life in the country...

I spent the brunt of my life in the country (upstate Connecticut). Then I moved to Manhattan about 12 years ago. Where's the only place I've ever been attacked by a dog? New York City's Central...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-03, 12:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,139
Posted By Merckxrider

I realize slaves make good quality products. My...

I realize slaves make good quality products. My point was that I find it disgusting that I should be able to buy a dirt cheap product at the expense of another human being's suffering. I would want...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-03, 02:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,019
Posted By Merckxrider

I wish I'd saved an article I saw a few months...

I wish I'd saved an article I saw a few months ago. I can't remember which magazine it was in. The gist of it was that, we would not even know who Lance Armstrong is, if it were not for his coach. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-03, 01:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,139
Posted By Merckxrider

Well, I just looked at the ad carefully. 1500...

Well, I just looked at the ad carefully. 1500 bucks for a fully equipped carbon bike? Where is it constructed? By which slaves, I mean. It does seem too good to be true when you consider a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-03, 01:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,523
Posted By Merckxrider

Hi Folks, I have to agree that Campy is...

Hi Folks,

I have to agree that Campy is somewhat finicky. I run Chorus on my bike and have also experienced trouble getting into the big ring. I made some adjustments and now I get into the big...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-03, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By Merckxrider

The bottom line is that it just happened to be a...

The bottom line is that it just happened to be a dark skinned intoxicated person who murdered someone while driving drunk and then fled to try to sober up. There was a similar yet reversed instance...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-03, 03:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,235
Posted By Merckxrider

[QUOTE]Originally posted by lotek "Look...

[QUOTE]Originally posted by lotek

"Look Pedals were originally designed by Look Ski Bindings
(Look has gotten out of the skiing business and is now
exclusively bike related), not insane when...
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