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Posted By Lanovran

That Nishiki doesn't look much smaller than my...

That Nishiki doesn't look much smaller than my own 55cm-frame Nishiki. If it's 31" from the ground to the top tube, you can consider 32" to be the minimum inseam length needed in order to...
06-13-16, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By Lanovran

You might take a look at the Bontrager Starvos...

You might take a look at the Bontrager Starvos helmet (http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/equipment/cycling-accessories/bike-helmets/bontrager-starvos-road-helmet/p/12482). They were designed to be...
Forum: Touring
05-24-16, 05:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,187
Posted By Lanovran

Picking at nits here, but that's a 10% member...

Picking at nits here, but that's a 10% member dividend, and not a discount (i.e. cash back in the spring for REI purchases, as opposed to a discount on the spot). In any case, Novaras are all...
05-23-16, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,838
Posted By Lanovran

Yep. The "Allant" name more recently refers...

Yep. The "Allant" name more recently refers simply to the disc-brake versions of the FX 7.2 and 7.4.
04-27-16, 05:26 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,376
Posted By Lanovran

From my own perspective seeing cyclists with and...

From my own perspective seeing cyclists with and without lights during the daytime while I'm driving my car, a good set of lights can make a huge difference in terms of visibility. I notice cyclists...
Forum: Commuting
04-25-16, 10:09 PM
Replies: 1,340
Views: 170,549
Posted By Lanovran

I came across a woman's purse with its contents...

I came across a woman's purse with its contents strewn across the bike lane one morning on my way to work. It had some important stuff sitting nearby, like a car key, driver's license, prescription...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-16, 06:50 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,797
Posted By Lanovran

I use a small seat pack for spare tube,...

I use a small seat pack for spare tube, multi-tool, etc., so that stuff always stays on the bike. Depending on which bike we're talking about, there's also a CO2 inflator in the seat pack and/or a...
04-24-16, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 239,933
Posted By Lanovran

Hey, I can actually post something in this thread...

Hey, I can actually post something in this thread now. :) I recently got my first ss/fixie (depending on the flip o' th' flop), which was the very last 55cm frame size Vice 2.0 from State Bicycle...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-16, 06:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,347
Posted By Lanovran

^ I second that. I use them for daily commuting,...

^ I second that. I use them for daily commuting, day and night. They don't get as dark as my standard sunglasses, but they get dark enough.
04-24-16, 06:29 AM
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Posted By Lanovran

Hm... Good point. Still an odd way to write out...

Hm... Good point. Still an odd way to write out a phone number, though. :P
04-23-16, 11:40 AM
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Posted By Lanovran

I'm assuming that's supposed to be a phone number...

I'm assuming that's supposed to be a phone number at the bottom, but "seven sixty five two one eight three one four" is only nine numbers (765-218-314). Maybe they accidentally posted their SSN...
04-19-16, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By Lanovran

According to the snippet of info from my...

According to the snippet of info from my Bontrager Morrissey jacket, he started out in his garage on Morrissey St. (Blvd.?) in Santa Cruz.

Bontrager Morrissey Jacket | Men's cycling apparel | Shop...
04-10-16, 10:27 PM
Replies: 19,638
Views: 3,215,560
Posted By Lanovran

It looks like a pissed-off yellow spider. ...

It looks like a pissed-off yellow spider.

http://i65.tinypic.com/2dv8pix.jpg
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Views: 1,848
Posted By Lanovran

I do still have the frame (it hangs on my wall as...

I do still have the frame (it hangs on my wall as "art" :P). The top tube measures about 56.5cm c-c, and the seat tube length is about 57.6cm from the center of the BB shell to the top of the top...
02-19-16, 05:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,496
Posted By Lanovran

I've heard some good things about State's Black...

I've heard some good things about State's Black Label series: Black Label Bikes : Fixies & Fixed Gear Bikes | State Bicycle Co. (http://www.statebicycle.com/collections/black-label)
02-19-16, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 881
Posted By Lanovran

Well, I grew up in Tucson, but the past 14 years...

Well, I grew up in Tucson, but the past 14 years have seen me living in Oklahoma and Ohio. Personally, I'll take 10% humidity at 100 over 50% humidity at 90 any day. :P
02-19-16, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 881
Posted By Lanovran

Cool find! I'm confused about how he could...

Cool find! I'm confused about how he could consider any summer day in Tucson to be "humid," but beyond that, I'm curious to know more about the bikes 'n' stuff that they uncovered in that collection.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-16, 10:23 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 15,080
Posted By Lanovran

Hmm... A few things come to mind. 1. I used...

Hmm... A few things come to mind.

1. I used to think that the stem cap bolt needed to be really tight, 'cause that's what holds the stem on, right? :rolleyes: Fortunately, I never quite managed...
02-19-16, 09:46 AM
Replies: 19,638
Views: 3,215,560
Posted By Lanovran

I can't speak to the bike itself, but I have to...

I can't speak to the bike itself, but I have to wonder about whose bright idea it was to take a photo of a white bike on a white background. My eyes are getting worn out trying to see what's what on...
02-17-16, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19,638
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Posted By Lanovran

Yeah, that's not a 2014 Trek either. :P

Yeah, that's not a 2014 Trek either. :P
02-17-16, 12:48 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 17,147
Posted By Lanovran

My 1985 Nishiki Team Issue, which I call "Coyote...

My 1985 Nishiki Team Issue, which I call "Coyote Blue" (only the frame, fork, and headset are original)...

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=0B6MykdPzjgqvaW9zb01CY2R4c2s
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Forum: Commuting
02-03-16, 06:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,712
Posted By Lanovran

The only bike I've ever had stolen (knock on...

The only bike I've ever had stolen (knock on wood) was my first decent bike-shop bike, and an Xmas gift from my parents, to boot. It was a black-and-yellow 2005 Trek 820 - as cheap and entry-level...
Forum: Commuting
02-03-16, 06:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,712
Posted By Lanovran

Except that snakes don't audibly hiss when...

Except that snakes don't audibly hiss when they're looking to find a meal (it would make it awfully hard to ambush prey, wouldn't it?). I doubt it has anything to do with any specific animal noise,...
02-03-16, 05:34 PM
Replies: 19,638
Views: 3,215,560
Posted By Lanovran

I'm amused by the lonely little useless brake...

I'm amused by the lonely little useless brake lever.
01-28-16, 03:45 PM
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Views: 3,215,560
Posted By Lanovran

Star Wars Fat Tire Bicycle...

Star Wars Fat Tire Bicycle (http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/bik/5373531066.html)

Asking $200 more than it would cost to go pick one up from Target, and no test rides allowed ('cause that might...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-16, 08:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,178
Posted By Lanovran

If you have a Trek dealer convenient to your...

If you have a Trek dealer convenient to your location, you might want to check out the women's Verve 1 (http://trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/city/recreation/verve/verve-1-womens/p/1310001-2016). ...
01-26-16, 05:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 851
Posted By Lanovran

Ah, homesickness... I grew up in Tucson, and was...

Ah, homesickness... I grew up in Tucson, and was able to go back and do some riding there around Xmas time in 2014 (didn't get to Saguaro NP, though that would've been nice). It can definitely get...
Forum: Touring
01-24-16, 09:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,285
Posted By Lanovran

Different Trek dealers may do things differently,...

Different Trek dealers may do things differently, but I've never heard of a customer having to pay the shipping charges to bring in a bike to check out or test ride (unless they're ordering it online...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-16, 09:16 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 62,901
Posted By Lanovran

"Unfortunately," you say? That matte Dnister...

"Unfortunately," you say? That matte Dnister black makes for a really sharp-looking bike, if you ask me! I was actually considering getting one myself. It's kind of funny to me to see all the...
01-24-16, 09:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,052
Posted By Lanovran

Sorry to hear you've had such a bad experience...

Sorry to hear you've had such a bad experience with the Xerxes. I'm using them myself on my 520 this winter, and while we admittedly haven't had much ice or snow here in Cincinnati this year, I feel...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-16, 11:12 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 62,901
Posted By Lanovran

Personally, I looked at the more detailed specs...

Personally, I looked at the more detailed specs available to Trek dealers, but the carbon steerer eluded me initially. :P As for the frameset, it's the same as that on the ALR 6, and includes the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-16, 11:08 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 62,901
Posted By Lanovran

Ah, yes, you're right! I missed that somehow.

Ah, yes, you're right! I missed that somehow.
01-23-16, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19,638
Views: 3,215,560
Posted By Lanovran

What's up with the big pile of aerosol cans and...

What's up with the big pile of aerosol cans and bottles of stuff in their yard? Is that their huffing supply, maybe? Actually, that might explain the asking price for an "inoperable" and rusty old...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-16, 09:09 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 62,901
Posted By Lanovran

Hm... You make a valid point. I just checked,...

Hm... You make a valid point. I just checked, and the only differences that I can see between the two bikes aside from the groupset and paint scheme are the saddle (base Paradigm vs. Paradigm...
01-06-16, 06:55 AM
Replies: 19,638
Views: 3,215,560
Posted By Lanovran

What is going on here? I can't figure out the...

What is going on here? I can't figure out the purpose of that weird stem-to-fork attachment, nor why the fork is backwards, nor why the price is so high...

USSR Vintage Motor Pace Track Bike...
Forum: Touring
01-06-16, 06:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,142
Posted By Lanovran

Hmm...I'd wager someone just made a mistake on...

Hmm...I'd wager someone just made a mistake on that website when entering the specs, because the 920 Disc has never had Tiagra nor a triple crank. It's had the SRAM double chainring setup since its...
01-05-16, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,283
Posted By Lanovran

Yes, I know. That's why I said the crank is...

Yes, I know. That's why I said the crank is secondary, as in it's the second thing to consider after the frame. A BB could potentially fit the frame, but not the crank, or it could fit the crank,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-16, 11:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,929
Posted By Lanovran

If I recall correctly (and I might not), I think...

If I recall correctly (and I might not), I think I had four flats in 2015, all in the rear tire of my 520 during commutes to or from work. The first was an inexplicable tear at the base of the valve...
01-04-16, 11:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,283
Posted By Lanovran

No...to be honest, I do agree that Elmore's...

No...to be honest, I do agree that Elmore's immediate response was uncalled-for in that regard. I honestly just get so tired of all the useless, smart-ass stuff that people go out of their way to...
01-04-16, 08:52 PM
Replies: 19,638
Views: 3,215,560
Posted By Lanovran

Ah, but it's one of those super-rare GT bikes...

Ah, but it's one of those super-rare GT bikes that was "made by Trek!"
01-04-16, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,283
Posted By Lanovran

Unbelievable... Someone asks a simple question,...

Unbelievable... Someone asks a simple question, and the first thing he gets is a smart-ass reply ("the one that fits your crank" hardly constitutes helpful advice). Then people jump down his throat...
12-28-15, 09:24 PM
Replies: 19,638
Views: 3,215,560
Posted By Lanovran

Couldn't even set the bike right-side-up for the...

Couldn't even set the bike right-side-up for the photo, eh? Maybe they didn't want to put any wear & tear on the kickstand.
12-20-15, 10:32 AM
Replies: 19,638
Views: 3,215,560
Posted By Lanovran

Miyata Bike $700.00/obo...

Miyata Bike $700.00/obo (http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/bik/5334335694.html)

Keep dreamin'...
Forum: Touring
12-20-15, 07:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,778
Posted By Lanovran

I use Pearl Izumi X-Project 3.0...

I use Pearl Izumi X-Project 3.0 (http://shop.pearlizumi.com/product.php?mode=view&pc_id=43&product_id=2063806&outlet=0&color_code=027) shoes for both MTB and touring. They have good stiffness in the...
Forum: Touring
12-20-15, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,590
Posted By Lanovran

From the bike's photo, it looks like it has a...

From the bike's photo, it looks like it has a mounting point at the bottom of the seat stay, just above the axle (probably only for fenders...I doubt that would be load-bearing on a carbon frame);...
12-15-15, 08:18 PM
Replies: 19,638
Views: 3,215,560
Posted By Lanovran

Attention bike sleuths! This guy is offering a...

Attention bike sleuths! This guy is offering a reward (http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/bik/5357503342.html) for anyone who can help recover his bike that was stolen two and a half years ago! Hey,...
12-15-15, 07:58 PM
Replies: 19,638
Views: 3,215,560
Posted By Lanovran

"Iron man kids bike"...

"Iron man kids bike" (http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/bik/5321747088.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/00000_gHfT3jU54tr_600x450.jpg

Thus began Marvel's Civil War...
12-15-15, 09:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,687
Posted By Lanovran

You know you can just disable commenting on a...

You know you can just disable commenting on a video, right? Did you at least share it with the police? Hit-and-run is serious business. I hope you're doing all right since then, in any case.
Forum: Commuting
12-14-15, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,761
Posted By Lanovran

I have Bontrager's rear-mount kickstand...

I have Bontrager's rear-mount kickstand (http://trekstorecincinnati.com/product/bontrager-rear-mount-alloy-kickstand-242057-1.htm) on my touring bike, and it's very sturdy even when the bike is...
11-25-15, 08:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 28,511
Posted By Lanovran

I realize this is an old post, but I'm hoping...

I realize this is an old post, but I'm hoping that kid has either gotten some training, or no longer works for that shop. o_O There's no Blendr on the 7.2, nor is there anything equivalent hiding...
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