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08-12-08, 02:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By adrianlatrace

bwahhahah

I'm glad to see some people are taking the olympics seriously...

Take a look at Dave Zabriskie's official photo

http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/BIO/Athlete/5/222255.shtml

...
Forum: Touring
06-17-08, 08:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 220
Posted By adrianlatrace

Which Adventure Cycling map from North Illinois to West Washington?

I haven't posted on here for a while. Last summer I really wanted to do a big tour but got stuck working the whole time. This year I think I might actually be able to do it since now I've already got...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-08, 12:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,247
Posted By adrianlatrace

there's really not much of a difference between...

there's really not much of a difference between the 06 and 07 except the color options and a Dura Ace rear on the 07. I'd say its a fine deal, considering that anything else comparable to it that is...
01-11-08, 10:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,254
Posted By adrianlatrace

you've posted this picture before

you've posted this picture before
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-07, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By adrianlatrace

Quad envy

So last week I acted like a total college senior and went out drinking every night. My legs and stomach don't appreciate me so much for it. Although I did a 300 mile tour a few weeks ago and ride...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-07, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By adrianlatrace

I had the same problem, but this fixed it. ...

I had the same problem, but this fixed it.

http://aebike.com/page.cfm?action=details&PageID=30&SKU=ST0001


Despite the photo, the clamp is actually really HUGE
Forum: Commuting
08-24-07, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,336
Posted By adrianlatrace

a guy I work with uses a flatbar langster as his...

a guy I work with uses a flatbar langster as his primary commuter. He beats the living **** out of that bike and it holds up. With a flatbar it is still a very aggressive bike just in a different way
Forum: Touring
08-20-07, 12:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,191
Posted By adrianlatrace

I left yesterday morning to head downstate and it...

I left yesterday morning to head downstate and it rained on me the whole time. I knew there were clouds across the whole state but I didn't think it would rain aaaaalllll day long. It was that cold...
Forum: Touring
08-18-07, 12:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By adrianlatrace

I agree with the opinion of the Interchange rack...

I agree with the opinion of the Interchange rack as a great commuter rack but not touring rack. When you compare it to a really nice touring rack you'll see why.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-07, 09:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 678
Posted By adrianlatrace

a lot of people use white lightning. tri flow is...

a lot of people use white lightning. tri flow is good too.
Forum: Touring
08-06-07, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By adrianlatrace

+1 on the sandals if you're ok with sandals. I...

+1 on the sandals if you're ok with sandals. I prefer shoes, but know lots of people happy with the sandals.
Forum: Touring
08-06-07, 01:16 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 282,394
Posted By adrianlatrace

Just a tip on stems that I had to learn through...

Just a tip on stems that I had to learn through trial and error --

Gloves will help and provide some support on your wrists, but if your stem is too short or long for you then you will continue...
Forum: Touring
08-06-07, 01:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By adrianlatrace

You might need to use cleat covers. I've never...

You might need to use cleat covers. I've never seen a road shoe that has a recessed cleat like this though. I would figure that the PI Alpine shoe would fit your needs perfectly but I understand if...
Forum: Touring
08-06-07, 12:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,684
Posted By adrianlatrace

Ah man, the LHT is a good bike but comparing the...

Ah man, the LHT is a good bike but comparing the stock "complete" build to a 520 is not so close in quality. The 520 although it may seemed overprice is actually going to be a much better built bike....
Forum: Touring
08-06-07, 12:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,188
Posted By adrianlatrace

it's not about which is "more powerful" that you...

it's not about which is "more powerful" that you should be concerned about. Braking involves much more than the actual brake. The wheels on your bike, the brake pads, how you adjust those pads are...
Forum: Touring
08-06-07, 12:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By adrianlatrace

just received mine last thursday still have yet...

just received mine last thursday still have yet to try it out though. Quality is top notch though
Forum: Touring
08-06-07, 12:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,045
Posted By adrianlatrace

Road morph all the way! One of the only mini...

Road morph all the way! One of the only mini pumps that can get your tire up to road psi. Its also great that it wont damage your tube while pumping since it almost turns into a mini floor pump while...
Forum: Touring
08-06-07, 12:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 941
Posted By adrianlatrace

keep looking out for deals at REI or on...

keep looking out for deals at REI or on Craigslist. At least you have a year to look around and trust me you'll see plenty of gear on CL within that time.
Forum: Touring
08-06-07, 12:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,188
Posted By adrianlatrace

You might run into some issues fitting a rack...

You might run into some issues fitting a rack onto your bike with disc brakes. Touring bikes typically don't use disc brakes. People who tour on mountain bikes with disc brakes will pull a trailer....
Forum: Touring
08-06-07, 12:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By adrianlatrace

nothing an ibex or yak couldn't solve

nothing an ibex or yak couldn't solve
Forum: Touring
08-05-07, 11:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,113
Posted By adrianlatrace

05 is correct. You can also tell by what...

05 is correct. You can also tell by what generation LX rear derailleur is on the bike. If it looks like this http://www.bikeparts.com/pimage/BPC324030.jpg it's probably an 05. If it looks like this...
Forum: Touring
07-20-07, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 890
Posted By adrianlatrace

My Surly Nice Rack

Came in yesterday and was installed today. I ordered this to replace the Trek Interchange rack that came stock on the 520. No one in my shop including me could understand why this rack was so...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-07, 02:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By adrianlatrace

my store. want one? 2005 team jersey but still...

my store. want one? 2005 team jersey but still nice made in italy great stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-07, 01:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By adrianlatrace

2007 Madone 5.2

Discovery team color shipped at $1315 for emplyees. What do you think? I hate the discovery stuff but jeez louise it's a deal. Picked up a discovery nike jersey last week for $10. Do it?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-07, 11:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,055
Posted By adrianlatrace

+1 on Madison for sure. The Midwest is very big...

+1 on Madison for sure. The Midwest is very big on cycling. Chicago is horrible though.. Wisconsin would be the best in the midwest at least
Forum: Touring
06-29-07, 03:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By adrianlatrace

all the steel trek family stuff is still made in...

all the steel trek family stuff is still made in waterloo. the only other stuff made there are the 5000s, Madones and Pilots
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-07, 12:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,731
Posted By adrianlatrace

my shop is selling '07 madone 5.2s for 1999 as...

my shop is selling '07 madone 5.2s for 1999 as well. the owner was pissed at first when trek told him to sell them at that price. He's actually losing money on these bikes. Needless to say, we've...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-07, 12:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,215
Posted By adrianlatrace

I've got some Dom 6's. Its basically the same...

I've got some Dom 6's. Its basically the same thing you ordered but the mountain shoe. BTW, EP is the only way to go when ordering this stuff... Could have never afforded the $300 price tag...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-07, 12:15 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,765
Posted By adrianlatrace

hipster

hipster
Forum: Commuting
06-21-07, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By adrianlatrace

520 beybey

520 beybey
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-07, 07:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,599
Posted By adrianlatrace

My shop just recovered a stolen Jamis over the...

My shop just recovered a stolen Jamis over the weekend.. wouldn't happen to be a place in Chicago eh? Almost same exact scenario
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-07, 10:16 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 34,031
Posted By adrianlatrace

holy **** that is a hot bike!

holy **** that is a hot bike!
Forum: Touring
06-17-07, 12:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By adrianlatrace

yeah totally! $200 is great for this bike....

yeah totally! $200 is great for this bike. Congrats
Forum: Touring
06-14-07, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By adrianlatrace

yikes, way too small

yikes, way too small
Forum: Touring
06-13-07, 11:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,774
Posted By adrianlatrace

You wouldn't happen to be from Des Plaines would...

You wouldn't happen to be from Des Plaines would you? Under your avatar it says da plains.. Just curious.
Forum: Touring
06-13-07, 11:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,875
Posted By adrianlatrace

Try a 50% discount. That's why I'm being so...

Try a 50% discount. That's why I'm being so fickle. I think the Surly nice racks are totally over priced, but half off? Why not? I just spent sometime searching the forums and actually most people...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-07, 11:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By adrianlatrace

how tall are you? That's a pretty small frame....

how tall are you? That's a pretty small frame. Unless you're 5'3"-5'5" you're going to want to look at something else
Forum: Commuting
06-12-07, 08:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,757
Posted By adrianlatrace

:( Aw, that's sad. Yeah I wouldn't know what to...

:( Aw, that's sad. Yeah I wouldn't know what to do. I think next time have patches out and just say "Hey I see you have a flat tire, I have patches. I can fix your bike"
Forum: Commuting
06-12-07, 08:24 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,673
Posted By adrianlatrace

Not that I advocate using a "weapon" or anything....

Not that I advocate using a "weapon" or anything. I don't think a lot of you are taking this person's initial question too seriously. What is it about your particular environment that causes you to...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-07, 12:18 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,673
Posted By adrianlatrace

If you're on a bike and you threaten anyone, the...

If you're on a bike and you threaten anyone, the cops will totally throw you in the back of a paddy wagon so fast.

But I have one of these on me at all times. Not that I'd want to fight some cager...
Forum: Touring
06-12-07, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 763
Posted By adrianlatrace

Ok, I need to figure this out fast..!! Should I...

Ok, I need to figure this out fast..!! Should I fly to Seattle and come back to Chicago that way I can take my time? Or should I ride out there and then fly back? I'd prefer riding out there and...
Forum: Touring
06-11-07, 10:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 763
Posted By adrianlatrace

I had a friend that recently did a rideshare from...

I had a friend that recently did a rideshare from Atlanta to Chicago for $50. If I could find that, that'd be amazing... When I was in Germany, rideshare is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-07, 10:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By adrianlatrace

Today I rode to the DePaul Center in the loop...

Today I rode to the DePaul Center in the loop (right next to Sears Tower) then up towards Wrigley Field then over towards the lake then stopped to get groceries and then rode home to Logan. I put in...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-07, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By adrianlatrace

Yeah we sold 06 Trek 7300FXs in our store up...

Yeah we sold 06 Trek 7300FXs in our store up until a few weeks ago (sold out) for about $350 brand new. I wouldn't do any more than $300. Maybe try to talk them down a litle more if you can
Forum: Touring
06-11-07, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By adrianlatrace

hahah

hahah
Forum: Touring
06-11-07, 12:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 763
Posted By adrianlatrace

Great! Thanks so much. I'm still trying to figure...

Great! Thanks so much. I'm still trying to figure everything out. I need to get a few more things and I think I will be ready. At this point the money is becoming an issue. I have to cover rent while...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-07, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 993
Posted By adrianlatrace

good story

good story
Forum: Commuting
06-11-07, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By adrianlatrace

I live in Logan Square and go to DePaul. Its...

I live in Logan Square and go to DePaul. Its about a 2 mile commute. If I take the bus it usually takes anywhere from 30-45 min, sometimes an hour. On a bike I can get there in 15 minutes easy. I...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-07, 11:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,356
Posted By adrianlatrace

of course. I used to carry around a New York lock...

of course. I used to carry around a New York lock but its so darn heavy. Instead I got some nice locking skewers and a Kryptonite evo mini u lock
Forum: Touring
06-09-07, 10:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 763
Posted By adrianlatrace

What's strange is Amtrack is much more expensive...

What's strange is Amtrack is much more expensive than flying. Beats the hell out of me. I'm also trying to figure out with airline is the most bike friendly (no charge for checking a bike kind of...
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