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Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-11, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,412
Posted By gfrance

Yep. Been locking it to the rack with a heavyduty...

Yep. Been locking it to the rack with a heavyduty chain lock. And leaving the door open for much shorter times since then.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-11, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,412
Posted By gfrance

Stolen Look KX Light means 'new' Cannondale 6/13.

Late last summer, on a slow Saturday home with the wife and toddler, I had my back garage door open following a morning of chores and housework. Leaving it open for long periods of time was a regular...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-09, 04:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,158
Posted By gfrance

Saw it in NY City. Very well attended here. The...

Saw it in NY City. Very well attended here. The film was pretty much what I expected, but enjoyed it all the same.
10-23-09, 04:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 961
Posted By gfrance

Saw it here in NY City. Very well attended. ...

Saw it here in NY City. Very well attended. Pretty much what I thought it would be, as a film. Enjoyed it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-09, 01:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,032
Posted By gfrance

Yes. T-boned, but a relatively slow speed by a...

Yes. T-boned, but a relatively slow speed by a big SUV driven by car wash employee. He was coming out of the car wash pulling the vehicle to the back, but was using a small side road and was going...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-09, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,303
Posted By gfrance

Goes to show what a little knowledge and labor...

Goes to show what a little knowledge and labor can do to save a ton of dough. Great job.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-09, 11:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,748
Posted By gfrance

Deda Newton Pista Stem.

Deda Newton Pista Stem.
05-22-09, 08:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 245
Posted By gfrance

Poconos MTBing?

Hey guys. Anybody here know the MTB trails in the Poconos?

I'm going to be in Tannersville, PA for the long weekend. Want to bring the mountain bike and ride some good single track. Any...
05-18-09, 02:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,927
Posted By gfrance

My point is, Boonen may have a discipline problem...

My point is, Boonen may have a discipline problem and a decision making problem, but we really don't know that he has a drug problem. (Casual users emphatically do not have a problem with drugs or...
05-18-09, 02:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,927
Posted By gfrance

That is a problem with the law, not the drug, nor...

That is a problem with the law, not the drug, nor the person. And crossing the street is potentially fatal, as are most aspects of living.
05-18-09, 01:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,927
Posted By gfrance

His only "problem" is that he is a professional...

His only "problem" is that he is a professional sports figure in the public eye. If he were a Joe-Schmoe office worker, doing the occasional line at a club, would there still be a problem? The...
04-20-09, 09:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,150
Posted By gfrance

^^ Correct. Astana is the formal Liberty...

^^ Correct. Astana is the formal Liberty Segeuris, formerly ONCE.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-09, 06:11 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 19,644
Posted By gfrance

5' 10" (177cm): Size 57cm Look KX Light, very...

5' 10" (177cm): Size 57cm Look KX Light, very slightly sloping top tube with 120mm stem.

Size 59cm IRO but that has whacky measurements...57 top tube though. 110 stem.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-09, 04:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,481
Posted By gfrance

These are in my neighborhood (Forest Hills, NY). ...

These are in my neighborhood (Forest Hills, NY). Just a short section. Best on steel fixed gear bike, but not bad on carbon either.


http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t75/glf12/IMG_1800.jpg
03-30-09, 01:32 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 30,117
Posted By gfrance

My boy is coming up on 8 months and we recently...

My boy is coming up on 8 months and we recently got a rear child CoPilot seat. Then got a Giro Me2 helmet. He fits fine in the seat and the helmet fits fine (though it took some time to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-09, 11:17 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,647
Posted By gfrance

I say not much diff, but it depends heavily on...

I say not much diff, but it depends heavily on the rider.

I used to ride and train with a lot of local racers in a park loop, and there was always a guy who would show up on a MTB. This guy had...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-09, 07:39 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,235
Posted By gfrance

Congrats Doc!! Speaking from the experience...

Congrats Doc!!

Speaking from the experience of having my first last August, your 'free' time is going to become rather rare. I've spent much less time on the bikes, but part of that is due to not...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-09, 09:59 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,594
Posted By gfrance

They're cheap, fun, and can be used in a variety...

They're cheap, fun, and can be used in a variety of ways. I train, commute, and run errands on mine. Go for it.
02-18-09, 05:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 720
Posted By gfrance

I agree. I run this set up (usually..I sometimes...

I agree. I run this set up (usually..I sometimes use SPD clipless when doing long 'serious' rides) with no problem. Cheap and functional.
02-18-09, 02:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 31,682
Posted By gfrance

I ride two bikes that are a shade bigger than...

I ride two bikes that are a shade bigger than optimal. My Look road bike is made in odd sizes...53, 55, 57, 59. I'm on the 59. I could ride the 55, but ideally, I'd be on a theoretical 56. My IRO...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-09, 01:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,387
Posted By gfrance

He seems to "compensate" for it by riding what...

He seems to "compensate" for it by riding what many here might consider a large bike (58cm Trek with 120 stem for 5' 10" height), and long stem for his size. He likes to stretch out on the bike it...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-09, 01:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,431
Posted By gfrance

Actually, you'd be wrong. The roads were built...

Actually, you'd be wrong. The roads were built first and foremost for horses and bikes and pedestrians, well before any mechanical vehicle was invented. "We" were here first, dude.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-09, 07:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,297
Posted By gfrance

I like to mountain bike, but I'll never really be...

I like to mountain bike, but I'll never really be that good at it. Just not quite brave enough to tackle the tough terrain.

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t75/glf12/IMG_2525.jpg

Titus...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-09, 05:45 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,908
Posted By gfrance

Am I just lucky or what? I'm a chip seal virgin....

Am I just lucky or what? I'm a chip seal virgin. Never felt the stuff before.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-09, 05:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,061
Posted By gfrance

I ride wheels with the same set up (16/20). ...

I ride wheels with the same set up (16/20). While I never find the need or desire to curb hop, I've had no problems riding the bike on normal pavement. I'm about 165lbs.
01-13-09, 07:27 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,344
Posted By gfrance

A whisper under 5'10" (177cm). 32 inch cycling...

A whisper under 5'10" (177cm). 32 inch cycling inseam.

59cm IRO Mark V (they are sized weird; really like a 56cm)

57cm Look KX Light road bike. I could/should have gone with the 55cm (no...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-09, 06:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 798
Posted By gfrance

Very nice. I take a certain pride in building up...

Very nice. I take a certain pride in building up a great bike with as little cash outlay as possible (even though I can afford any bike out there).
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-09, 01:10 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,487
Posted By gfrance

Correct. All good bands. And there are tons of...

Correct. All good bands. And there are tons of others out there for those not stuck in the '70s ('80s, 90's, '60s, whatever). But most of what I hear when I turn on the radio in the car is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-09, 11:55 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,487
Posted By gfrance

Any B-school jazz guitarist can play circles...

Any B-school jazz guitarist can play circles around guys like John Mayer (and S. R. Vaughn, etc.)

And to show I'm no jazz snob, I too am with the guys raving about Guided by Voices. I just dig...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-09, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,015
Posted By gfrance

All of this is true, and advanced engineering is...

All of this is true, and advanced engineering is a great thing in bike technology and everything else. That said, I suspect most riders, especially casual riders, have way more gears than they...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-08, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By gfrance

I have a Ritchey WCS 73 degree stem on one bike...

I have a Ritchey WCS 73 degree stem on one bike and an Oval on another.

edit: I believe it's a 4-axis actually.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-08, 01:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 921
Posted By gfrance

On the Wilier.

On the Wilier.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-08, 07:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,356
Posted By gfrance

I used to play classical on long leisurly rides...

I used to play classical on long leisurly rides but not anymore. In fact I rarely ride with music. But in terms of training I need the music tempo to exactly match my cycling tempo or it's really...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-08, 02:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,020
Posted By gfrance

I've used both. I had the Rubino's on a commuter...

I've used both. I had the Rubino's on a commuter bike (in NYC) and they lasted a good long time...at least a full season. I switched over to Gatorskins for the added protection (those feel way...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-08, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,177
Posted By gfrance

I sold a similar vintage 2300 (lots of miles on...

I sold a similar vintage 2300 (lots of miles on it) two years ago for around $550 on craigslist.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-08, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Posted By gfrance

I'd replace the fork with a lighter carbon one,...

I'd replace the fork with a lighter carbon one, but that may take away from the 'purity' factor. I'd choose lightness personally.

I was on track to build up a Fondriest Status steel beauty to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-08, 01:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,753
Posted By gfrance

I could have sworn his 1999 used a quill stem

I could have sworn his 1999 used a quill stem
12-15-08, 12:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,345
Posted By gfrance

I've locked up on the street while at work for...

I've locked up on the street while at work for about 3 years now (IRO with Deep Vs) and still no problem. Big U lock to rear wheel and frame to pole, and thick cable lock to front wheel and frame. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-08, 10:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,014
Posted By gfrance

As one of those slow, shaky roadies riding rock...

As one of those slow, shaky roadies riding rock gardens, I can attest to this.
12-09-08, 12:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,102
Posted By gfrance

To the OP: Yes, I got a summons a few...

To the OP:

Yes, I got a summons a few months back to appear in criminal court for riding (one block) on the sidewalk. It's a pink slip with no fine or anything on it. Just a date.

I showed...
12-04-08, 02:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,337
Posted By gfrance

Uh, context? Commuting thru urban traffic...

Uh, context?

Commuting thru urban traffic with lots of lights? Leisure ride to meet up with some friends? Hilly workout ride? An hour on the velodrome? Group ride with a pack of roadies...
11-26-08, 10:52 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,490
Posted By gfrance

Ditto exactly here.

Ditto exactly here.
Forum: Foo
11-24-08, 12:42 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 78,882
Posted By gfrance

Job hunting is the most demeaning job there is.

Job hunting is the most demeaning job there is.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-08, 08:11 AM
Replies: 78
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Views: 3,371
Posted By gfrance

Yes it could in theory. But it'll cost a whole...

Yes it could in theory. But it'll cost a whole lot. Practically though, I was working on a project to get a steel Fondreist down to 17lbs and had the plans all done to get it there. I instead...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-08, 08:35 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,894
Posted By gfrance

An attempt to solve a problem that doesn't exist...

An attempt to solve a problem that doesn't exist (on my bike)
11-17-08, 02:32 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,061
Posted By gfrance

correct

correct
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-08, 08:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,085
Posted By gfrance

Very nice. It's going to be fun.

Very nice. It's going to be fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-08, 09:36 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,601
Posted By gfrance

Mixing it up with the boneheads in P+R.

Mixing it up with the boneheads in P+R.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-08, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 997
Posted By gfrance

I have seriously got to learn to pay closer...

I have seriously got to learn to pay closer attention of post dates.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-08, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 997
Posted By gfrance

I've not bought a bike or frame from them, but...

I've not bought a bike or frame from them, but they were my LBS for at least a few years. I never had any issues or problems with them at all (but I'm aware of their spotty reputation with customer...
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