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08-17-17, 04:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,347
Posted By Roche

Adios. He earned a lot of respect in this...

Adios. He earned a lot of respect in this year's TdF.
08-17-17, 04:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,273
Posted By Roche

I used to fly up and down my street as a...

I used to fly up and down my street as a 5-year-old kid, after my dad put training wheels on my little bike. It was awesome.
02-10-12, 05:19 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,789
Posted By Roche

Going back and forth between these 2 books at the...

Going back and forth between these 2 books at the moment, depending on my mood:

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06-26-08, 10:43 AM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,155,626
Posted By Roche

http://www.imagechicken.com/uploads/tn121449832404...

http://www.imagechicken.com/uploads/tn1214498324043670200.jpg (http://www.imagechicken.com/viewpic.php?p=1214498324043670200&x=jpg)http://www.imagechicken.com/uploads/tn1214498388064325300.jpg...
08-10-07, 06:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 931
Posted By Roche

This is why I spend most of my time riding...

This is why I spend most of my time riding trails, usually off-road.

On my fixed gear road bike I stick to the beach trails and low-traffic streets.
08-08-07, 11:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,352
Posted By Roche

People who ride with their bar ends sticking straight up:

Are they idiots or is there some secret that I don't know about?
08-08-07, 09:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,958
Posted By Roche

When I converted my old mountain bike to single...

When I converted my old mountain bike to single speed (it has vert dropouts), I just kept the rear derailluer in place to maintain chain tension. Now I can change cogs with no need to fix the chain.
08-08-07, 08:47 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,567
Posted By Roche

I started as a roadie when I was about 14 years...

I started as a roadie when I was about 14 years old, then quickly switched to mountain bikes. Was a hardcore mountain-biker for 18 years or so before I discovered fixed-gear bikes.

Suddenly road...
05-18-07, 05:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,419
Posted By Roche

Nice bike, but I don't understand that type of...

Nice bike, but I don't understand that type of handlebar. Looks uncomfortable.
05-07-07, 02:02 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,727
Posted By Roche

Which is worse: 1. The guy who wears Reeboks...

Which is worse:

1. The guy who wears Reeboks and striped socks on a ****ty bike from Sears who can actually ride really fast?

or

2. The yuppie on his $3,000 MTB with all the latest...
Forum: Foo
04-24-07, 10:29 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 10,144
Posted By Roche

Since you asked, I think that the flag represents...

Since you asked, I think that the flag represents the lost ideals of the American Revolution. Individual freedom, individual rights, and limited government. The Confederates were fighting for the...
Forum: Foo
04-24-07, 01:06 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 10,144
Posted By Roche

The government. Consumerism. Taxes.

The government.

Consumerism.

Taxes.
Forum: Foo
04-21-07, 07:50 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,782
Posted By Roche

Powerbars

Powerbars
04-12-07, 08:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,568
Posted By Roche

Thanks! :beer:

Thanks!

:beer:
04-12-07, 08:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,568
Posted By Roche

Help me find a mini-tool that has a 15mm wrench.

I need it for potentially removing wheels in my fixed-gear bike if I ever get a flat. For now, I'm limited to carrying a wrench similar to this one, except longer:...
04-09-07, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 581
Posted By Roche

I used to ride with a club in Whittier, CA that...

I used to ride with a club in Whittier, CA that would ride every Wednesday at 6pm. Year round.

So for much of the year we were in the dark. Fortunately, we all knew the local trails really well...
03-29-07, 01:25 PM
03-29-07, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By Roche

Staying in Pasadena and they'll have bikes with...

Staying in Pasadena and they'll have bikes with them.

They just want to cruise the beach and be tourists. I guess parking on Venice Blvd would probably be the best bet, right?
03-29-07, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By Roche

Help me give some tourists the Santa Monica bike path beach experience...

I have some bike-friendly friends coming in to LA from out of town this weekend, and they say they want to ride up and down the bike path around the South Bay.

Unfortunately I don't know my way...
03-14-07, 09:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,594
Posted By Roche

Is this some kind of tour that he's doing? ...

Is this some kind of tour that he's doing?

Edit: Nevermind, just looked it up and found the Floyd Fairness Fund.

http://www.floydlandis.com/blog/
03-14-07, 09:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,662
Posted By Roche

I almost crashed when this happened to me. I was...

I almost crashed when this happened to me. I was on a bike path with a little downhill section that went around a corner. I naturally started to coast at the bottom of the corner and almost went...
03-12-07, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By Roche

Creaks generally are a sign of a loosening bolt...

Creaks generally are a sign of a loosening bolt in my experience. This weekend I was noticing that noise coming from my left crankarm...after about 30 more minutes of riding the crankarm was...
03-11-07, 10:58 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 58,251
Posted By Roche

Mountain biking in Hacienda Heights, CA. ...

Mountain biking in Hacienda Heights, CA.



http://farm1.static.flickr.com/188/418461110_e62f56359b.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/125/418461109_5a9e237f9a.jpg
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03-10-07, 05:48 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 58,251
Posted By Roche

Actually, it stands for States Rights, freedom,...

Actually, it stands for States Rights, freedom, and local pride.

Here's where I rode my fixed gear bike today:

http://www.nearfield.com/~dan/sports/bike/beach/longbch/tiki1b.jpg

Here's where...
03-10-07, 01:45 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 58,251
Posted By Roche

"good ol boy"? Seems you're the one preaching...

"good ol boy"? Seems you're the one preaching hate, not me.

PS: I happen to think it's wrong for our government to lock people up in concentration camps, then build monuments to the man who did...
03-09-07, 11:06 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 58,251
Posted By Roche

The same FDR who put Japanese-Americans into...

The same FDR who put Japanese-Americans into concentration camps?
03-08-07, 08:25 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,711
Posted By Roche

Nice bike! But the rear brake is completely...

Nice bike! But the rear brake is completely superfluous and unnecessary. Like a 2nd handlebar.
03-07-07, 05:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 499
Posted By Roche

On Saturday I rode around my girlfriend's house...

On Saturday I rode around my girlfriend's house in Riverside, along the bike trail next to the river.

Beautiful tailwind heading south, gnarly headwind going back north.
03-07-07, 05:34 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,987
Posted By Roche

When I'm riding the bike path at the beach, I...

When I'm riding the bike path at the beach, I always intentionally swerve to try to run over seagulls. They always fly away and I've never hit one.

I also bunny-hopped a rattlesnake once while...
03-07-07, 05:25 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,002
Posted By Roche

46 x 18 = 67.2 I completely spin out on any...

46 x 18 = 67.2

I completely spin out on any sort of downhill, but at least I have no problem handling the uphills.
03-06-07, 02:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,787
Posted By Roche

Was hauling ass down a hillside dirt fire road on...

Was hauling ass down a hillside dirt fire road on my mountain bike in Hacienda Heights, CA.

Came around a corner and spotted a big f***ing rattlesnake spread out across the trail. I had 4...
03-05-07, 05:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,087
Posted By Roche

I think the "hair in your road rash" excuse is...

I think the "hair in your road rash" excuse is lame. If that was the real reason, these guys would be shaving their arms and their knuckles too.

Face it, cyclists shave their legs so they look...
03-05-07, 12:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,407
Posted By Roche

This is why I always wear shorts.

This is why I always wear shorts.
02-20-07, 09:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,232
Posted By Roche

Go to court, plead "not guilty" with the judge...

Go to court, plead "not guilty" with the judge and he'll give you a court date.

When you go to court for your trial, explain the situation. You'll be at the Citrus Court in West Covina, and...
02-17-07, 09:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 877
Posted By Roche

Me too. How do you get that effect with a camera?

Me too. How do you get that effect with a camera?
01-23-07, 11:33 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,644
Posted By Roche

My "road" fixed gear bike (Soma Rush frame with...

My "road" fixed gear bike (Soma Rush frame with all road parts) has clipless pedals. No coasting or brakes on this bike and I like being snug with the pedals for slowing down.

My old mountain...
01-22-07, 11:34 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 15,497
Posted By Roche

Not to be pedantic or anything, but I believe...

Not to be pedantic or anything, but I believe there is already a bike pic thread.
01-15-07, 11:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 863
Posted By Roche

So a 1/8 chain can fit a 3/32 chainring, but a...

So a 1/8 chain can fit a 3/32 chainring, but a 3/32 chain cannot fit a 1/8 cog?

I'm confused.

;)
01-15-07, 11:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 863
Posted By Roche

I have a similar problem but I can't get it to...

I have a similar problem but I can't get it to work.

I just converted my old mountain bike to single speed. I'm using the existing Shimano Deore crank/chainring with a new singlespeed cog.
...
12-29-06, 10:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,871
Posted By Roche

Hey, that means 60% of traffic fatalities are...

Hey, that means 60% of traffic fatalities are caused by sober drivers.

Aren't statistics fun?
12-28-06, 11:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,871
Posted By Roche

Drunk driving shouldn't even be considered a...

Drunk driving shouldn't even be considered a crime.

If it's legal to listen to your radio or have screaming kids in the back seat, it should be legal to drive drunk.

You have to realize...
12-28-06, 10:55 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,234
Posted By Roche

One in the pink, one in the stink.

One in the pink, one in the stink.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-06, 10:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,177
Posted By Roche

Where is it now? ...

Where is it now?

http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/2005/tour05/tech/bikes1/IMG_0227.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-06, 06:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,177
Posted By Roche

Is there a secondary market for used pro bikes/frames?

I wouldn't know for sure, but I'd imagine that professional cycling teams go through lots of bikes and frames every year. Over the last 20 years, there must be many thousands of frames out there...
12-17-06, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4,978
Views: 177,396
Posted By Roche

Between the ages of 6 and 14, I did all kinds of...

Between the ages of 6 and 14, I did all kinds of crazy nonsense on my BMX bikes, crashed a lot, skinned up my knees and hands, and never once considered wearing a helmet. We even used to play...
12-17-06, 04:39 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 6,231
Posted By Roche

I think they're great. Nobody would...

I think they're great.

Nobody would complain if a cop sat at the intersection making sure people obey the law, so why should they complain about traffic cameras?

Here in Southern California...
12-17-06, 01:27 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,548
Posted By Roche

I think it looks great! Of course, the head tube...

I think it looks great! Of course, the head tube might need a little work as has been mentioned, but these futuristic-looking bikes seem really cool to me.
12-11-06, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,533
Posted By Roche

Yes, this is what I meant. I'm sorry if my post...

Yes, this is what I meant. I'm sorry if my post wasn't clear on this.

I've been doing some filing this morning and it almost fits now...
12-11-06, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,533
Posted By Roche

Brand new frame: rear dropouts too small?

I have a brand new track frame with horizontal rear dropouts and a brand new wheelset that I'm trying to use.

Unfortunately, the rear axle is just slightly too large to fit into the dropouts. It...
12-07-06, 02:36 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,921
Posted By Roche

1. I had finished a big group roadie ride where a...

1. I had finished a big group roadie ride where a bunch of us sprinted at the end, so I was kinda winded. Those of us who sprinted were just cruising around the parking lot in our lowest gears,...
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