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09-27-10, 11:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,591
Posted By Crank It Up

Ever since Nashbar, Performance, and Bikecology...

Ever since Nashbar, Performance, and Bikecology were sold out to some large corporation, the products and services were never the same as the good ol' days.
Forum: Introductions
09-27-10, 11:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By Crank It Up

Welcome back to cycling! At Bike Forums, you'll...

Welcome back to cycling! At Bike Forums, you'll find a wealth of cycling knowledge, experiences, hints, and some interesting chatter. I'd be extra careful with night riding because most motorists...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-10, 03:39 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,241
Posted By Crank It Up

Whatever happened to using a simple earbud with...

Whatever happened to using a simple earbud with microphone or small bluetooth headset and TALKing on the phone? Texting while cycling or driving is just plain ignorant.
09-08-10, 03:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,138
Posted By Crank It Up

Sharp looking Fujis! I bought some Bike...

Sharp looking Fujis!

I bought some Bike Ribbon from PBK a year or two ago for $3 bucks each. It's all sold out by now.

jodypitch, check these out: ...
07-03-08, 11:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,228
Posted By Crank It Up

VSGLF HD (Directv) had already broadcasted Amgen...

VSGLF HD (Directv) had already broadcasted Amgen Tour of CA earlier this year in HD but not widescreen (sides cropped). Yes, the TdF will be broadcasted by VSGLF HD!!! After years of blurry,...
07-31-07, 01:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,818
Posted By Crank It Up

When I went to UCLA in the late '80's for...

When I went to UCLA in the late '80's for undergrad, it was practically free. Well, I did have fellowships, scholarships, and grants to cover the books and living expenses. :) Registration fee was...
07-22-07, 09:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,430
Posted By Crank It Up

or a BD team riding "Motobecanes". :D

or a BD team riding "Motobecanes". :D
07-03-07, 01:39 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 13,317
Posted By Crank It Up

....you spend more time browsing for bicycle...

....you spend more time browsing for bicycle stuff than Victoria's Secret online.:D
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-07, 05:29 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 6,848
Posted By Crank It Up

Litter bugs: cyclists, motorists, peds. :mad:...

Litter bugs: cyclists, motorists, peds. :mad: :mad: :mad: :crash: :crash: :crash:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-07, 04:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,398
Posted By Crank It Up

It seems much smarter for entry level racers to...

It seems much smarter for entry level racers to start out on a decent <$1k bike because crashes are inevitable. Yeah, crash that fleabay, Nashbar, Perf., or BD bike.....just get another one. No...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-07, 04:16 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,937
Posted By Crank It Up

Caveat Emptor

Caveat Emptor
05-18-07, 03:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,473
Posted By Crank It Up

Wow! A classic beauty!:eek: Just saw a...

Wow! A classic beauty!:eek:

Just saw a newly listed SR equipped EM on eBay but I ride a 55-56. :(
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-07, 03:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,627
Posted By Crank It Up

The legendary John Howard. ...

The legendary John Howard. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Howard_%28cyclist%29
05-16-07, 02:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,376
Posted By Crank It Up

Correct tire pressure and some talc on the inner...

Correct tire pressure and some talc on the inner tubes work well for me. Good luck.
05-14-07, 01:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,818
Posted By Crank It Up

UCLA= World class university and affordable state...

UCLA= World class university and affordable state school. Lots of steep hills and mtns. around campus for training (if you can handle the traffic).

USC= Not a bad private institution but costs...
05-14-07, 12:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,399
Posted By Crank It Up

A simple, inexpensive alternative that I use at...

A simple, inexpensive alternative that I use at home:

http://www.nashbar.com/nashbar_photos/medium/mn-rs.gif

Cradles the BB and secures the front fork.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-07, 06:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,730
Posted By Crank It Up

DEBT: the American Way! or just generous team...

DEBT: the American Way! or just generous team sponsors.
02-11-07, 06:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,545
Posted By Crank It Up

Just got my KMC X10SL a few days ago from...

Just got my KMC X10SL a few days ago from fleabay. The instructions indicate that the MissingLink is "RE-USABLE". "Caution: Always use a new MissingLink when fitting a new chain." No duh! BTW...
Forum: Foo
01-31-07, 02:17 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,224
Posted By Crank It Up

I'd say YES but there are some famous and highly...

I'd say YES but there are some famous and highly successful people in the world without a college degree. http://www.rateitall.com/t-20542-success-without-a-college-degree.aspx

Why higher...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-07, 01:03 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,733
Posted By Crank It Up

A lot of FACTS being thrown around here......any...

A lot of FACTS being thrown around here......any actual scientific data to back it up? :lol:

For me, I stick with the most efficient / comfortable setups: drop bars for my road and cyclocross...
01-28-07, 07:10 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,839
Posted By Crank It Up

Pocket rocket but suffers on long mtn. stages.

Pocket rocket but suffers on long mtn. stages.
01-28-07, 06:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,466
Posted By Crank It Up

Thanks for the link! I just ordered a 7 lb. pail...

Thanks for the link! I just ordered a 7 lb. pail ($13.30) for my C&V bikes and my inground fiberglass-lined pool (calcium and rust stains). Shipping was $13.47 (to west coast), handling $3.50. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-07, 07:08 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,464
Posted By Crank It Up

Very true. LBS are like most businesses: if they...

Very true. LBS are like most businesses: if they can't sell you the product you want, they can usually make up for it by rendering services, e.g., assembly, repairs, maintenance, etc. LBS are not...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-07, 06:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,881
Posted By Crank It Up

porn name: Rufus Grande.:D Italian racer:...

porn name: Rufus Grande.:D

Italian racer: Felice Tobascolini.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-07, 03:13 AM
Replies: 2,836
Views: 311,327
Posted By Crank It Up

Ride correctly and YELL BACK!!! :fight: ...

Ride correctly and YELL BACK!!! :fight:

Sometimes the loudmouths / peloton safety nazis are the ones who end up causing a crash.:D
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-07, 02:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,264
Posted By Crank It Up

With TP, you get 10pts. for every $1 spent so...

With TP, you get 10pts. for every $1 spent so 595pts. ($59.50 spent) equals $5.95 you can redeem for future purchases.

Last Sept. Performance had a 20% off coupon, I ordered a 2006 CFR LE DA10...
Forum: Foo
01-08-07, 12:27 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,004
Posted By Crank It Up

Go for the gusto! Bald women get noticed!...

Go for the gusto!

Bald women get noticed! :D
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-06, 12:19 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 9,799
Posted By Crank It Up

Reminds me of the sickening news report where a...

Reminds me of the sickening news report where a 71 years old SUV driver mowed down a family waiting at a bus stop because HE WAS REACHING FOR THE ^*%*@ CELL PHONE.

Get a ^%#* $2.95 hands-free...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-06, 11:54 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,906
Posted By Crank It Up

It's WAY too common here in the U.S.: spoiled...

It's WAY too common here in the U.S.: spoiled "kids" leeching off hard-working parents. I'd say get a good education then a good job. BE SELF-SUFFICIENT and live well below your means as not to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-06, 11:19 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 14,178
Posted By Crank It Up

:roflmao: Nice photochops.

:roflmao: Nice photochops.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-06, 04:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,290
Posted By Crank It Up

Commuting, LSD (long steady distance), mtn.,...

Commuting, LSD (long steady distance), mtn., cyclocross=yes.

Road < 50miles=no.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-06, 04:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 887
Posted By Crank It Up

5'10" , 145lbs, medium performance bibs. Yeah, I...

5'10" , 145lbs, medium performance bibs. Yeah, I love climbing.:D
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-06, 08:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,684
Posted By Crank It Up

Just received my 2 Tacx Tao black bottle cages...

Just received my 2 Tacx Tao black bottle cages from PBK for my new CFR LE . $19.40 + .58 foreign transaction fee finance charge; free shipping.

Plain plastic package with no bubble wrap so one...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-06, 04:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,494
Posted By Crank It Up

It would be good etiquette NOT to throughly...

It would be good etiquette NOT to throughly check-out a product at the LBS and then later brag to LBS about how much money you've saved by buying said product online.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-06, 04:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,044
Posted By Crank It Up

A larger, 56 to 58cm frame seem more appropriate...

A larger, 56 to 58cm frame seem more appropriate for 180cm height and 91 cm inseam. It also depends on your reach to the handlebar, stem angled up or down, seatpost reaching min. insertion point,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-06, 02:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 566
Posted By Crank It Up

Congrats! Brings back days of my...

Congrats! Brings back days of my not-so-illustrious stint on my college cycling team. :beer:

Most importantly: "Say nope to dope, and ugh to drugs!":D
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-06, 01:45 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,479
Posted By Crank It Up

I'd wear it during my club rides for $1...

I'd wear it during my club rides for $1 million...cash.:eek: :D
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-06, 01:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,875
Posted By Crank It Up

It's personal preference. Some newbies who...

It's personal preference. Some newbies who aren't adept at adjusting rear derailleurs should leave the discs on for safety.

Use a chain whip (to hold the cassette) while unlocking with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-06, 12:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,836
Posted By Crank It Up

Open Pro has SUP (welded & milled joint) and...

Open Pro has SUP (welded & milled joint) and double eyelets.

Aksium rims has pin joint and single eyelets.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-06, 01:28 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,704
Posted By Crank It Up

Never in my 25+ years of cycling (road, mtn.,...

Never in my 25+ years of cycling (road, mtn., cyclocross) have I been struck by a thrown object ("knock on wood"). However, my road rides are usually in the early mornings 5AM-10AM. Less traffic,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-06, 01:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 619
Posted By Crank It Up

:lol: :lol: :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Forum: Foo
09-10-06, 05:32 PM
Replies: 79,688
Views: 1,598,392
Posted By Crank It Up

Nothing like a lazy Sun. afternoon after a good...

Nothing like a lazy Sun. afternoon after a good morning ride and a nice lunch buffet (all you can eat). Now surfing the web and buying more stuff for my bikes.......:beer:
01-03-06, 12:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,219
Posted By Crank It Up

~300 if you count occasional rollers/resistance...

~300 if you count occasional rollers/resistance trainer during inclement weather. :beer:
01-03-06, 12:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,314
Posted By Crank It Up

Good to hear that no injuries were sustained and...

Good to hear that no injuries were sustained and a NICE motorist came to your aid. :)
Forum: Commuting
01-03-06, 12:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,490
Posted By Crank It Up

I've always wondered about motorists who are...

I've always wondered about motorists who are always in a hurry.......Are they such peons/bottom dwellers in life that being a few minutes late results in getting "chewed out" by the boss or even...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-05, 03:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,639
Posted By Crank It Up

:eek: :lol: :D

:eek: :lol: :D
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-05, 03:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,425
Posted By Crank It Up

http://i24.ebayimg.com/04/i/05/2c/57/5e_1.JPG ...

http://i24.ebayimg.com/04/i/05/2c/57/5e_1.JPG

My buyer's intuition says, "anything that's too good to be true usually is a scam." Like the OP stated: road bike listed under MTB section, front...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-05, 02:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,876
Posted By Crank It Up

Austro Daimler Vent Noir : Smoked Chrome ...

Austro Daimler Vent Noir : Smoked Chrome
Univega Super Strada: Red
Raleigh Elkhorn mtb: Hunter Green
Moto Fly Pro ht: Black
EPX 303 cf: Yellow with clear coated cf fork and stays
Yokota...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-05, 09:44 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,465
Posted By Crank It Up

To me, there are pleasant people and azzholes...

To me, there are pleasant people and azzholes across the entire spectrum of society: cyclists, motorists, staff, co-workers, classmates, airplane passengers, etc........

My motto is: "Damn, that...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-05, 09:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,425
Posted By Crank It Up

Clearly a scam listing!

Clearly a scam listing!
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