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06-17-08, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By trick

I'm running Crank Brothers Candies and Adidas...

I'm running Crank Brothers Candies and Adidas Durango shoes at moment and am quite happy with both. I switched over from ATACs this year. Mainly it was for compatibility with the Mallets on my MTB,...
10-24-06, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By trick

The mountain derailleur allows for a wider gear...

The mountain derailleur allows for a wider gear range in back, or so I'm told. I also suspect (but have not looked up numbers to prove it) that the mountain parts are cheaper, as I've most frequently...
09-06-06, 07:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,862
Posted By trick

Just looked at a Tricross Sport and that Raleigh...

Just looked at a Tricross Sport and that Raleigh today.

Interesting change in the Sport for this year: No more Sora STI, Tiagra instead, and an LX rear deraileur. Aside from that looks like the...
05-11-06, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3,078
Views: 2,594,573
Posted By trick

The Frankencross mutant bike which will one day...

The Frankencross mutant bike which will one day kill me:

http://static.flickr.com/55/138482349_0bac2d6441.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/49503002433@N01/138482349/)

(also this view....
05-11-06, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,584
Posted By trick

The Tricross Comp is very nice. Out of my budget,...

The Tricross Comp is very nice. Out of my budget, though. The Sport would be great if it had Tiagra shifters instead of Sora... I never got used to not being able to downshift from the drops with...
03-11-06, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 803
Posted By trick

getting chased by a pack of puppies was some of...

getting chased by a pack of puppies was some of the most fun i've ever had. with dogs, at least. but then they got bored and forgot they were chasing me. most dogs will do that if you keep enough of...
01-22-06, 09:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,218
Posted By trick

I never really got bubble tea. I mean, it's fun,...

I never really got bubble tea. I mean, it's fun, I guess, but is it really worth a second or third try?
12-20-05, 03:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 762
Posted By trick

Chocolate Almond for me, too. One of my roommates...

Chocolate Almond for me, too. One of my roommates and I had a rather long-running argument over the value of Clif Bars, lasting much of the spring and summer. Not sure how, but he's picked up a...
11-03-05, 09:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,254
Posted By trick

the car thing really got to me this year. I saw a...

the car thing really got to me this year. I saw a parent and their child trolling for occupied houses in a Hummer H2. I turned off our light after that.
10-19-05, 09:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 31,062
Posted By trick

So that's why the Poprad felt so tall. Thanks!...

So that's why the Poprad felt so tall. Thanks! saves me asking! :)

now, the next question, then, is which frames fit into these different schools of thought?
09-27-05, 10:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,810
Posted By trick

Fenders. seriously. i get more water in...

Fenders.


seriously. i get more water in the face from my wheels than the rain.

oh, and, yeah, a baseball cap.
09-20-05, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By trick

had that problem. in my case, it seemed like it...

had that problem. in my case, it seemed like it was the pedals but was in fact loose cranks. problem is, they were kinda lousy to begin with and are now quite worn, to the point where it is not...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-05, 07:09 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 20,383
Posted By trick

these...

these (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=196701&is=REG&addedTroughType=categoryNavigation) are fairly bright. Not that portable, though, I guess. But it...
09-15-05, 05:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,077
Posted By trick

personally, i think it's foolhardy at best to run...

personally, i think it's foolhardy at best to run headphones on a bike. I've found that there's a lot of supplemental information that comes from hearing. I can hear cars and get out of the way...
09-15-05, 01:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 647
Posted By trick

I did that once, on a wal-mart grade bike, back...

I did that once, on a wal-mart grade bike, back in middle school or so. it actually worked, once i got the spokes back to the right tension. not sure i'd try it again, tho.
09-15-05, 01:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,046
Posted By trick

i'd say that roadies are much more likely to try...

i'd say that roadies are much more likely to try to optimize and therefore are more likely to seek out others to discuss that. mountain bikers are more likely to just go out and have fun doing it,...
09-09-05, 08:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,347
Posted By trick

do... other things? why??? :D

do... other things? why??? :D
09-04-05, 02:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,226
Posted By trick

here's the breakdown of my (limited) experience: ...

here's the breakdown of my (limited) experience:

bottles:

advantages:
lighter
faster to refil between laps (just swap them out)
can carry different things in different bottles
...
08-21-05, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By trick

I suspect that's what the Advocacy and Safety...

I suspect that's what the Advocacy and Safety forum is for. :)

seriously, though, it IS quite interesting how different subforums have different crowds, isn't it?
08-21-05, 07:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,126
Posted By trick

third: cruising home from class, tried to juggle...

third: cruising home from class, tried to juggle my bike lock and the handlebars at the same time while speeding down a hill. Hit a sidewalk, flipped, slid ~10 feet on one shoulder while bike (which...
08-19-05, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,235
Posted By trick

while we're on the subject, i've got a question....

while we're on the subject, i've got a question. A friend has a UST wheel/tire set (mavic crossmax/hutchinson pythons), but he runs tubes in them. I am absolutely baffled as to why. He claims they...
08-19-05, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By trick

wow. that sounds... painful.

wow. that sounds... painful.
08-14-05, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By trick

almost never drive my car, as my brother is...

almost never drive my car, as my brother is usually using it. occassionally use a friend's car to get out of town, usually to trails. would drive less if my town was more interesting.... :)
08-14-05, 02:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,402
Posted By trick

Mandatory Bike Registration

My town is looking to require license plates for bikes (http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=15004038&BRD=1139&PAG=461&dept_id=142642&rfi=6). I didn't even know registration was mandatory... it...
08-11-05, 04:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,408
Posted By trick

decent knobbies and good fenders. and watch out...

decent knobbies and good fenders. and watch out for ice. even though they're plowed, they still tend to get wet, and that freezes.

your main issue in Chicago, most of the time, is going to be less...
08-09-05, 07:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 791
Posted By trick

1) you got serious in biking? Commuting since...

1) you got serious in biking? Commuting since around 10 (only way to be sure I'd be to school on time). Not *that* much else, aside from annual school fundraisers (usu ~30 miles) until around 22 and...
08-07-05, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By trick

heh. i'm constantly yanking on my steering wheel...

heh. i'm constantly yanking on my steering wheel to unweight the front wheels on bumps. SILLY TRICK! CARS CAN'T BUNNY-HOP!

yet another reason to get rid of my car :)

I've very nearly tried to...
08-05-05, 10:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 658
Posted By trick

Second the Specialized BGs (I think mine are...

Second the Specialized BGs (I think mine are full-finger enduro's, or something like that). Been riding with the same pair since late 2001, and they still kick my PI gel-lites. Though they are a bit...
08-05-05, 09:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,199
Posted By trick

Specialized Hardrock Sport is pretty good for...

Specialized Hardrock Sport is pretty good for around $330 (specialized's list price), a little more than you're looking for, though. a friend also had a good time with his trek 3700 (not sure what it...
08-01-05, 07:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 905
Posted By trick

Sugar Bottom Scramble, North Liberty, Iowa on...

Sugar Bottom Scramble, North Liberty, Iowa on Aug. 20th will be my first race. Still trying to figure out what to expect from an Iowa XC race. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-05, 10:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,185
Posted By trick

I like my town: Fairfield, Iowa. Small enough...

I like my town: Fairfield, Iowa. Small enough that I think everyone else here is crazy to be driving so much. :) a decent path under construction, too. Can't wait till it runs all the way around the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-05, 09:40 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 29,325
Posted By trick

My highest recorded speed was around 35,...

My highest recorded speed was around 35, sprinting down a hill on a recently-restored Vitus 979. It's inaugural run, in fact, after getting out of the shop, and my first time on this particular bike....
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