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Forum: Commuting
06-15-08, 08:30 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,728
Posted By manboy

Wow, you people are quick to the draw. First...

Wow, you people are quick to the draw. First off, your body is constantly "idling" anyway - you always have to eat, and a lot of people are going to eat around the same amount whether biking or...
05-18-08, 12:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,648
Posted By manboy

No machined surface available? Lame.

No machined surface available? Lame.
05-11-08, 06:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,852
Posted By manboy

Mah woman rides a wheel with bladed spokes on the...

Mah woman rides a wheel with bladed spokes on the front to replace a Mavic box section rim she destroyed with her purse. She likes it so much that when it was stolen, she got another one. The one...
05-11-08, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By manboy

I've got the name of a realtor if you're...

I've got the name of a realtor if you're interested. What do you consider affordable?

Richmond's fun times, and there are lots of track bikes here.
05-11-08, 08:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,525
Posted By manboy

NJS rongoborudo FTW.

NJS rongoborudo FTW.
05-11-08, 08:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,927
Posted By manboy

Whatever man, just ride. ... I SAID...

Whatever man, just ride.

...

I SAID JUST RIDE!!!!
Forum: Commuting
05-07-08, 06:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,958
Posted By manboy

Don't many cities allow rolling stops for...

Don't many cities allow rolling stops for cyclists?
Forum: Commuting
05-07-08, 06:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By manboy

I seem to remember the Panaracer Pasela Tourguard...

I seem to remember the Panaracer Pasela Tourguard having those features.
Forum: Foo
05-06-08, 10:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,181
Posted By manboy

I said XSi. The Digic III processor is supposed...

I said XSi. The Digic III processor is supposed to be way better in low light. If that doesn't matter to you now, it will when you look at photos full of nasty noise. I also realize that you may...
05-06-08, 09:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,195
Posted By manboy

If you go with Ritz Camera, you should be able to...

If you go with Ritz Camera, you should be able to get a D40 with the 18-55 and the 55-200 VR plus a bag for 600 bucks. Pretty good deal in my opinion. Online may be cheaper, but go with someone...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-08, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By manboy

Thanks. I've thought about doing a rack. ...

Thanks.

I've thought about doing a rack. However, quick release racks worry me a bit since any weight on there is going to have a lot of leverage. The ideal carrying apparatus would probably be...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-08, 04:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,038
Posted By manboy

What kind of saddle do you have? A friend of...

What kind of saddle do you have? A friend of mine had a bike with a saddle that peaked in the middle. When I rode his bike, it put me in a great deal of pain. Right now, I ride a Brooks that's...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-08, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By manboy

Help with handlebar bags.

I'm looking at a couple of handlebar bags for commuting and wondered if you all could help me decide.

Nashbar Elite Handlebar Bag...
04-29-08, 07:09 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 10,193
Posted By manboy

So, does this mean that no one except an...

So, does this mean that no one except an established framebuilder should ever try to build a frame, or does this mean that inexperienced framebuilders should charge less and ask for constructive...
04-26-08, 07:38 PM
04-26-08, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By manboy

As stated above, add a front brake. If you...

As stated above, add a front brake.

If you ever ride in the drops, you're going to be unhappy with that MTB style lever. Having to react quickly without a brake lever near your hands is bad news....
04-25-08, 10:17 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 10,193
Posted By manboy

Actually, I think it's important to consider what...

Actually, I think it's important to consider what is gained and lost by mainstreaming and advertising, and whether it can make an activity or an idea less real in a meaningful sense. Maybe it's just...
04-24-08, 08:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,374
Posted By manboy

You should be able to see for yourself if it's...

You should be able to see for yourself if it's the chainline. Just see if the chain is straight or if it leaves the chainring at an angle.
04-24-08, 08:14 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,045
Posted By manboy

I hope you get better soon. I hope you don't...

I hope you get better soon.

I hope you don't take this badly, but you might consider putting on a brake even if you don't think it would have helped and giving yourself a little more space when...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-08, 06:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,301
Posted By manboy

I heart riding in the rain!

I heart riding in the rain!
04-21-08, 08:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,716
Posted By manboy

Haha, it says ano.

Haha, it says ano.
04-21-08, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,485,687
Posted By manboy

I call BS. Video or it didn't happen.

I call BS. Video or it didn't happen.
04-21-08, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By manboy

Holy crap! I might have to take you up on that. ...

Holy crap! I might have to take you up on that. The fork is already ordered, but your offer still intrigues me. I'll think it over (we're short on space in a tiny apartment) and get back to you. ...
04-21-08, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By manboy

So I checked out the problem a little more. From...

So I checked out the problem a little more. From what I can tell, the weld has broken between the steerer tube and the fork crown.

I'm not entirely sure of the size, but it is a ladies' bike. I...
04-21-08, 09:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,871
Posted By manboy

The main problem I see with these small EVs and...

The main problem I see with these small EVs and HPVs is that I own a car in order to carry lots of stuff with me, carry friends, or go at highway speeds for fairly long distances. In general, these...
04-21-08, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By manboy

Orlick, where are you? There's some decent stuff...

Orlick, where are you? There's some decent stuff to be had in Richmond, VA around that price range. In fact, a guy's been selling stuff out of a shop on Broad Street. The sizing of most of the...
04-21-08, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By manboy

Raleigh/Triumph fork replacement

Hi Classic and Vintage. I may have posted here once or twice, but first off an intro is probably in order.

My wife and I live in Richmond, VA and we've got a bit of a collection. I ride a Fuji...
04-20-08, 07:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 905
Posted By manboy

Is it just me, or is this like the dumbest thing...

Is it just me, or is this like the dumbest thing ever?
04-20-08, 06:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,404
Posted By manboy

Do what works for you. By the way, am I the...

Do what works for you.

By the way, am I the only one who thinks that a negative rise stem + riser bars makes you look like a goofball?
04-19-08, 07:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,225
Posted By manboy

Hammer and screwdriver? That's a good way to...

Hammer and screwdriver? That's a good way to permanently break the freewheel. Just go to a bike shop and politely ask the mechanics, especially if you know them, if they would kindly remove the...
04-19-08, 07:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,196
Posted By manboy

Those little Nashbar turtle things may not be...

Those little Nashbar turtle things may not be bright, but they're better than nothing. I also have a full-size Cateye light, but it has a tendency to slip on the bars and point straight down at the...
04-17-08, 06:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,136
Posted By manboy

Hey, this just happened to me, too! 'Cept I...

Hey, this just happened to me, too! 'Cept I didn't mess up the axle. Here I thought I was the only nutcracker.
04-17-08, 06:22 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 39,381
Posted By manboy

If I see someone making like they're going to...

If I see someone making like they're going to tackle me, I'll know it's you. Maybe I should start wearing my helmet more.
04-15-08, 10:05 PM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 39,381
Posted By manboy

I totally didn't see this thread. I don't go to...

I totally didn't see this thread. I don't go to VCU, but I live in Richmond, and I'm smarter than you anyway. OK, maybe not, but if I see you damned kids riding around I'll either wave or give you...
03-03-08, 08:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,451
Posted By manboy

I guess you could do a tensioner setup if it's...

I guess you could do a tensioner setup if it's singlespeed. Nothing wrong with that, except that someone will probably say "TENSIONERZ SUCK AND WILL KILL YOU!!!"
03-03-08, 09:36 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 23,809
Posted By manboy

Just heard about this today. Obviously I don't...

Just heard about this today. Obviously I don't check the forum much. Despite my best efforts, I thought of Sheldon as an almost superhuman repository of cycling knowledge. His website got me into...
11-16-07, 12:36 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,358
Posted By manboy

I can see the point of the original post, but it...

I can see the point of the original post, but it might be better to say something like this:

You should make an educated, non-biased decision about whether the bike you found is a total pile of...
11-16-07, 12:11 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 9,768
Posted By manboy

This thread has made me 50% dumber. Thanks a...

This thread has made me 50% dumber.

Thanks a lot, jerks. Now I have to go back to college.
11-05-07, 03:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,256
Posted By manboy

Using a freewheel is the best option I've heard...

Using a freewheel is the best option I've heard yet. That way she can get used to the geometry in a low-risk situation. It will also allow her to make tight turns with her inside foot forward and...
11-05-07, 03:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,532
Posted By manboy

What? If I do no-handers, it's standing up...

What?

If I do no-handers, it's standing up and clamping my seat with my knees. That looks like what that guy is doing.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-07, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By manboy

Thanks for the advice. I think I misread the...

Thanks for the advice. I think I misread the 27mm measurement (duh).
11-05-07, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By manboy

In most situations, a quick release will hold it...

In most situations, a quick release will hold it as long as you clamp it down tight. However, I find that wheel position is easier to adjust using track nuts.

I'm sure someone will tell you...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-07, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By manboy

Ritchey DS road wheel

As seen here at Nashbar:
http://tinyurl.com/276rn8
http://tinyurl.com/yu4uv9

Opinions on these? I need to replace a front wheel that got destroyed when something got caught in the spokes.
...
09-09-07, 08:46 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,964
Posted By manboy

I have had the same thing happen to me by a pond...

I have had the same thing happen to me by a pond in Williamsburg, VA. They totally flip out and try to attack you. What you have to do (totally serious) is make them think that you are a much...
05-18-07, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By manboy

Hmm... I thought Harris Cyclery had some. Could...

Hmm... I thought Harris Cyclery had some. Could be wrong though.

EDIT: Wrong apparently. I don't know where to find them, other than the parts bin at a bike shop that's been around for awhile.
05-18-07, 08:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 818
Posted By manboy

Don't do it! IT'S UNNATURAL!!

Don't do it! IT'S UNNATURAL!!
05-12-07, 10:55 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,882
Posted By manboy

Well, I'm not usually all about the flag thing,...

Well, I'm not usually all about the flag thing, and my opinion on the flag protocol is that it's a little uptight (although frayed flags are pretty lame/ugly). That said, flying a flag on a bike...
05-12-07, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By manboy

Well, I'd say that while the driver probably...

Well, I'd say that while the driver probably shouldn't have been on the road, it was an honest mistake. She misjudged her ability to drive as she was right on the cusp of the legal limit. Not...
04-16-07, 09:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,941
Posted By manboy

I've had friends with Peugeots, and I'd say...

I've had friends with Peugeots, and I'd say they're pretty ggod.
04-08-07, 07:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,073
Posted By manboy

If that one rider ran into a cop, do you think...

If that one rider ran into a cop, do you think that maybe, possibly, it could have been because the cop underestimated the distance it takes to stop a speeding bike?

Or that maybe, possibly, that...
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