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09-16-08, 09:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,994
Posted By bombusben

Merton. The good old days. Old days.

Merton. The good old days. Old days.
09-10-08, 01:54 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 12,746
Posted By bombusben

To be fair, there are not very many steps ahead...

To be fair, there are not very many steps ahead of or equal to 3Rensho IMO.
07-31-07, 11:10 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,442
Posted By bombusben

Man, you whine a lot.

Man, you whine a lot.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-07, 11:05 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 13,869
Posted By bombusben

Relax, it's just Jersey's way of trying to put...

Relax, it's just Jersey's way of trying to put the NJ back in NJS.
06-11-07, 11:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,465
Posted By bombusben

awesome

awesome
05-23-07, 09:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,652
Posted By bombusben

Royce hubs. Edit -> Link to the ...

Royce hubs.


Edit ->

Link to the hubs and review. IMO as well designed and engineered as Phil, with all the custom size/drilling options you could want + lower flange and Ti axles. Not...
05-01-07, 01:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,317
Posted By bombusben

they're an lbs to me, so I've never purchased...

they're an lbs to me, so I've never purchased anything over the interweb from them, but based upon their in person customer service, I wouldn't hesistate to give them online business.
04-25-07, 08:54 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,671
Posted By bombusben

good to have you back

good to have you back
04-25-07, 08:39 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,293
Posted By bombusben

was lurking then, still occasionally lurking...

was lurking then, still occasionally lurking now...
04-12-07, 02:13 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 8,119
Posted By bombusben

Currently a chemist in a division of a European...

Currently a chemist in a division of a European oil company. I work with waterbased polymer dispersions. It's not too bad. Past favorites include: working at a non-profit childrens science museum,...
03-28-07, 03:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,995
Posted By bombusben

6'4" here. I already run a 130 stem on my bike...

6'4" here. I already run a 130 stem on my bike with a 600 tt. So for me, if the largest pake has 575 tt, I'd probably skip it.
03-15-07, 01:52 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,544
Posted By bombusben

depending on the price, i'd be interested in a DA...

depending on the price, i'd be interested in a DA high flange wheel set
03-01-07, 01:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 23,592
Posted By bombusben

One could cut thru the track ends and fork with a...

One could cut thru the track ends and fork with a small hand tool to steal a set of wheels without much of a problem. Probably in less time than it would take using a wrench on a standard set of...
01-03-07, 02:38 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 5,393
Posted By bombusben

Just curious, anyone else make their own tofu? ...

Just curious, anyone else make their own tofu? The upside is the deliciousness and it's kinda fun to make. The downside is grocery store tofu isn't a palatable option anymore and it's kinda a lot...
11-02-06, 12:03 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,650
Posted By bombusben

Nice bike Serendipper- I rode a Pendersen...

Nice bike Serendipper-
I rode a Pendersen designed bike years ago in Copenhagen. It was fantastic. Would have bought one in a second if I had the money then. Thanks for sparking the memory and...
09-27-06, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By bombusben

buy it now. wisconsin winters + fixed gear = fun

buy it now. wisconsin winters + fixed gear = fun
08-30-06, 06:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 632
Posted By bombusben

I rented a decent sized 1 bedroom about 10 min...

I rented a decent sized 1 bedroom about 10 min walk from downtown for just under $300 a month. Granted this was 7-8 years ago, unfortunatly haven't been back recently. But yea, what 40x14 said,...
08-02-06, 04:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,794
Posted By bombusben

Not sure, but I think the Vigorelli is built to...

Not sure, but I think the Vigorelli is built to be a grass track racer, and has a bit more lax geometry than a traditional track bike. I don't have a Bob J. myself, but I'd guess that if there's...
05-21-06, 08:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,314
Posted By bombusben

Nice 7-11. There was a nice 61cm 7-11 road bike,...

Nice 7-11. There was a nice 61cm 7-11 road bike, full DA on ebay awhile ago, but the guy wanted a mint for it. And apologies for reposting my bike, but give me and excuse and I'll take it.
...
04-28-06, 02:35 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 7,167
Posted By bombusben

in my youth i studied bumblebees, genus Bombus.

in my youth i studied bumblebees, genus Bombus.
04-21-06, 09:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,027
Posted By bombusben

I haven't ridden in NY in a long time, but...

I haven't ridden in NY in a long time, but overall things in MKE are more laid back. Less people, cars, comotion. The street plan is pretty simple and most drivers are polite. In general, the...
04-20-06, 03:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,027
Posted By bombusben

Palomino is good. Lulu's is another nice one....

Palomino is good. Lulu's is another nice one. Home-aid pie if that's your thing.
04-20-06, 03:40 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,402
Posted By bombusben

Wow, I'm surprised that they don't 'destroy'...

Wow, I'm surprised that they don't 'destroy' their frames/wheels before they throw them away. Even if it's just an aesthetic blemish, they'd want to prevent it from being used with their name on it....
04-20-06, 03:08 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,402
Posted By bombusben

A big bike company uses the same loving care and...

A big bike company uses the same loving care and devotion to detail that a artisian builder does when designing a perfect fitting bike for Lance + the R&D budget, wind tunnel testing and engineering...
04-19-06, 10:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 955
Posted By bombusben

I couldn't agree more. I cry inside and wish...

I couldn't agree more. I cry inside and wish that someone in Belgium would start making track components so my bike would work rigth.
03-15-06, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 156,709
Posted By bombusben

"hey, do what you guys please with Nathan's...

"hey, do what you guys please with Nathan's likeness, but leave the person alone. This is photochop fun not a platform for harassment"

+1
02-16-06, 05:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,095
Posted By bombusben

It's closer to Milwaukee :D

It's closer to Milwaukee :D
02-16-06, 04:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,335
Posted By bombusben

They're a LBS for me too. I haven't been there...

They're a LBS for me too. I haven't been there in awhile, but I do have two fixed non-ebay wheel sets built up from there, and haven't had a problem with either of them. There was a pretty good...
02-10-06, 02:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,671
Posted By bombusben

Looks great so far Eddie. Congrats!

Looks great so far Eddie. Congrats!
02-08-06, 05:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,291
Posted By bombusben

...yawn

...yawn
02-02-06, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,216
Posted By bombusben

I've got two sets of wheels built with 32 hole...

I've got two sets of wheels built with 32 hole Velocity fusions, both laced 3x- one built up on Promax the other on Surly. I've used them all year round and for commuting, and not a problem so far. ...
01-31-06, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 780
Posted By bombusben

+1

+1
01-31-06, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 780
Posted By bombusben

?? They look fine to me ??

?? They look fine to me ??
01-18-06, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 200,205
Posted By bombusben

About 4 years ago I was looking at a 3Rensho...

About 4 years ago I was looking at a 3Rensho track frame and fork that Yellow Jersey was asking $1300 for. At the time, it was too much for me, but not long after I was there, someone else dropped...
11-29-05, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 758
Posted By bombusben

I don't think high flange Campy hubs are...

I don't think high flange Campy hubs are delicate, especially if you're looking for a front only, though they may not be the *most* durable hub you can buy. If you're not dead set on a track hub,...
11-16-05, 05:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,548
Posted By bombusben

It's a pista. It was Norm Alvis's (holder of the...

It's a pista. It was Norm Alvis's (holder of the US hour record) back when he was on Motorola. It spent most of its life flying on the boards in Europe, but it puts up with going slow in Kenosha...
11-15-05, 10:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,548
Posted By bombusben

God don't make em like he used to... :D

God don't make em like he used to... :D
11-09-05, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By bombusben

Nice call ...

Nice call

http://grahamwatson.com/dublin/lemond/images/image24.jpg
11-02-05, 11:49 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,755
Posted By bombusben

"The mountains adore your strength" -painted on...

"The mountains adore your strength" -painted on the road course of my first marathon
11-01-05, 11:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,170
Posted By bombusben

I stick with 25s for winter too. Especially if...

I stick with 25s for winter too. Especially if you're going to be mostly on roads that get salted / plowed semi-regularly. All of that slushy wet snow that builds up in intersections and road...
10-26-05, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By bombusben

It's that way so you can remove all the decals...

It's that way so you can remove all the decals and still let people know that Mr. Nagasawa built your bike. Drainage too.
10-11-05, 10:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,102
Posted By bombusben

If my plans to go camping this weekend fall thru,...

If my plans to go camping this weekend fall thru, I'll be there. I should visit my grandma anyway.
10-04-05, 04:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 786
Posted By bombusben

Congrats! What size is the 3Rensho? Pics? And...

Congrats! What size is the 3Rensho? Pics? And where do you live again???
10-04-05, 03:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,429
Posted By bombusben

If I've gotta ride indoors, rollers are my pick,...

If I've gotta ride indoors, rollers are my pick, but I have used a cycleops fluid (2?) with a track bike before without problems. I borrowed it, so I have no idea what they cost new or used. That...
09-12-05, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 755
Posted By bombusben

Hey Baxtefer- Sounds like an awesome trip. Did...

Hey Baxtefer-
Sounds like an awesome trip. Did you guys use an organized tour?
I'd love to see some pics when you get the chance. Your mention of cycling across the gobi desert reminded me of...
09-02-05, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By bombusben

In case you missed it in your post in the...

In case you missed it in your post in the mechanics forum:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=95006
08-26-05, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By bombusben

Dunno, is UPS adding a fuel surcharge yet?

Dunno, is UPS adding a fuel surcharge yet?
08-23-05, 04:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,140
Posted By bombusben

Not trying to be preachy, but if you haven't...

Not trying to be preachy, but if you haven't learned to skip or skid, you shouldn't be riding brakeless.
Besides adding a brake, dropping your gear ratio can make your knees happier too.
08-23-05, 03:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 976
Posted By bombusben

The only time I've seen riders on the tops of the...

The only time I've seen riders on the tops of the bars at the track is with one hand near the stem while slinging during a madison or while sitting up on their victory / agony of defeat lap. For...
08-23-05, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,690
Posted By bombusben

Yea, I guess I was thinking about cycling not...

Yea, I guess I was thinking about cycling not enhancing running performance in my experience. Complimenting was perhaps not the correct word.
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