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07-13-07, 05:22 PM
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Posted By john_and_off

other than the absence of toe straps, what's so...

other than the absence of toe straps, what's so weird about it?
06-23-07, 07:27 PM
Replies: 38,868
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Posted By john_and_off

ok, this thread can be closed now. thanks guys,...

ok, this thread can be closed now. thanks guys, it was fun while it lasted...
06-19-07, 05:16 PM
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Posted By john_and_off

that conversion looks nice, but clips and straps...

that conversion looks nice, but clips and straps or a clipless system would really do it justice...
06-09-07, 06:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,543
Posted By john_and_off

i have a good friend who insisted it was cool to...

i have a good friend who insisted it was cool to ride a brakeless ss for a couple months. ironically, it only ended when i convinced him how safe a suicide hub would be by comparison...
06-06-07, 09:18 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,038
Posted By john_and_off

19 years old, finishing up undergrad degree in...

19 years old, finishing up undergrad degree in boston this year... like many others have said, the east coast attitude can be a bummer... you said you're from boston originally, so i'm sure you know...
05-26-07, 08:16 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,328
Posted By john_and_off

for some reason, i can't imagine a high-school...

for some reason, i can't imagine a high-school aged shiznaz spending his prom night any other way than going to medieval times...
05-26-07, 07:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,588
Posted By john_and_off

did anyone see this... ...

did anyone see this...

http://www.fietsfabriek.nl/images/fietsen/hogefiets.jpg

http://www.fietsfabriek.nl/pages_eng/hogefiets.htm

any company willing to turn out a mass-production tall bike...
05-21-07, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 862
Posted By john_and_off

just to throw a curveball into this, the izumi...

just to throw a curveball into this, the izumi eco is very quiet as well and will only run you about 20 dollars.
05-15-07, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By john_and_off

oh rad... so fast - thanks, onetwentyeight!

oh rad... so fast - thanks, onetwentyeight!
05-15-07, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By john_and_off

red san marco regal

ok, a while ago there was a thread about red saddles, and someone posted a link to a site that was selling red san marco regals... kind of curious to take a look again and see what the price was on...
05-11-07, 06:15 PM
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Posted By john_and_off

i can't ****in wait to see that... jonb's...

i can't ****in wait to see that...

jonb's tange is going to have some competition for illest carbon street ride!
05-11-07, 08:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,647
Posted By john_and_off

the two have identical geometry this really...

the two have identical geometry

this really comes down to the following:

reynolds vs. 4130
threaded vs. threadless
slightly more expensive vs. slightly cheaper
round tubing vs. ovalized...
05-11-07, 08:09 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,960
Posted By john_and_off

all of these rides look like lots of fun... wish...

all of these rides look like lots of fun... wish i would have a bike with me while i am there this summer... depending on how the trip goes, you might start seeing me real soon.
05-11-07, 07:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,813
Posted By john_and_off

i had mks sylvans for a long time, and they are...

i had mks sylvans for a long time, and they are really a tremendous value, especially having ridden friends' wellgos and whatnot

a while ago i swapped them out for a pair of rx-1's that i traded a...
05-07-07, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By john_and_off

looks decent, but you could always measure

looks decent, but you could always measure
05-07-07, 07:22 PM
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Posted By john_and_off

this bike could be pretty good if the stem wasn't...

this bike could be pretty good if the stem wasn't so ridiculous, the bars had grips, and it had clips and straps. tell your friend the internet said so.
05-03-07, 08:23 AM
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Posted By john_and_off

that **** is the bomb.com, no matter what happens...

that **** is the bomb.com, no matter what happens to the bars!

and thanks for the tip on the campy hubs, sniks...
05-02-07, 05:51 PM
Replies: 38,868
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Posted By john_and_off

are those hubs dura-ace or campy...?

are those hubs dura-ace or campy...?
05-01-07, 07:24 PM
Replies: 107
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Posted By john_and_off

so true - not at all as cheap as they appear to...

so true - not at all as cheap as they appear to be...

edit: if you want to talk about a crankset that truly costs an unbelievable amount, look no further than the grand mightys...
05-01-07, 07:22 PM
05-01-07, 09:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,401
Posted By john_and_off

6 months doesn't seem unreasonable to me for a...

6 months doesn't seem unreasonable to me for a builder with the experience of, say, kalavinka, but i'm not sure how that compares to someone stateside like don walker or johnny coast.
05-01-07, 08:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,655
Posted By john_and_off

if you really needed another reason to not get...

if you really needed another reason to not get deep v's...

;)
05-01-07, 08:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,655
Posted By john_and_off

if the sheldon method really concerns you (and it...

if the sheldon method really concerns you (and it shouldn't) you could always take a link out of your chain to move the rear wheel as close as possible to the seat tube, so you can lock the frame and...
04-29-07, 02:27 PM
Replies: 38,868
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Posted By john_and_off

if b-fresh is brian, i know him... and will ask...

if b-fresh is brian, i know him... and will ask him... what is your name...
04-28-07, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By john_and_off

where is retem...

where is retem...
04-23-07, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By john_and_off

i'm so happy this thread wasn't about a vintage...

i'm so happy this thread wasn't about a vintage paramount road bike you converted...
04-23-07, 06:56 PM
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Posted By john_and_off

is that the first we have seen built up... (the...

is that the first we have seen built up... (the cinelli vigorelli)

if there are more, where??
04-21-07, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,730
Posted By john_and_off

take this as a starting point: there is...

take this as a starting point: there is absolutely no advantage to cutting your risers shorter than your shoulders - you can cause some serious damage to your shoulders and back from riding like that...
04-19-07, 01:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,972
Posted By john_and_off

also see dubteka's flickr:...

also see dubteka's flickr: http://flickr.com/photos/dubteka/sets/72157594527587061/

as originally linked to on trackosaurusrex.com...
04-19-07, 09:16 AM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,404,534
Posted By john_and_off

most definitely... your bikes are always the...

most definitely... your bikes are always the freshest!
04-19-07, 07:54 AM
Replies: 38,868
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Posted By john_and_off

travsi... this bike is killin it! one of the...

travsi... this bike is killin it! one of the best/my favorites to be posted on here in a long time...
04-17-07, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 713
Posted By john_and_off

isn't businesscycles located in miami?

isn't businesscycles located in miami?
04-17-07, 08:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,020
Posted By john_and_off

beat me to it also, nitto dynamic, roughly...

beat me to it

also, nitto dynamic, roughly 30 us dollars from iro
04-16-07, 09:13 PM
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Views: 69,469
Posted By john_and_off

this thread is still here?

this thread is still here?
04-16-07, 09:11 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,404,534
Posted By john_and_off

this is just mean...

this is just mean...
04-16-07, 07:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,186
Posted By john_and_off

do you tighten your straps every time on and off...

do you tighten your straps every time on and off the bike? if you do, there is no way power grips could be more secure than single straps.
04-16-07, 06:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,186
Posted By john_and_off

username andrewssohip broke a pair of power...

username andrewssohip broke a pair of power straps, so there is one negative review

they seem gimmicky to me. there is a reason clips and straps are the enduring favorite alternative to clipless.
04-16-07, 06:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,268
Posted By john_and_off

i used to dream about the day the future would...

i used to dream about the day the future would arrive and we would all have flying cars and jetsons-style tubes to transport us everywhere

that day is finally here
04-15-07, 04:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,083
Posted By john_and_off

what everyone else is saying seconded - your...

what everyone else is saying seconded - your drivetrain isn't the place to skimp to save a few bucks.
04-13-07, 12:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,861
Posted By john_and_off

yes... these are the ****...

yes... these are the **** http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/3561856/1109527110599_rim_mavic_ma40_old.jpg
04-13-07, 11:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,861
Posted By john_and_off

again, there you have it - mavic is the ****......

again, there you have it - mavic is the ****... except for those i guess

it's worth mentioning that i have some ma40s on my cannondale roadie that i inherited from the old man that have been going...
04-13-07, 10:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,861
Posted By john_and_off

i have never heard anything about mavics...

i have never heard anything about mavics developing cracks... where have you read that?

i've always been under the impression that they look like this...

regular open pro and ceramics: ...
04-13-07, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 741
Posted By john_and_off

i spent most of last summer opening the cafe i...

i spent most of last summer opening the cafe i worked at, which meant being up by 4 and on the road by 4:30 am. there's something completely satisfying about riding down the median of a four-lane...
04-12-07, 11:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,861
Posted By john_and_off

open pro ceramics are different from the cds. i...

open pro ceramics are different from the cds. i believe that the finish on the cd's is a flat black with no brake machining.

open pros are pretty different from fusions, which it's worth...
04-12-07, 10:51 PM
Replies: 477
Views: 55,495
Posted By john_and_off

that shouldn't be funny. but god damn if...

that shouldn't be funny.

but god damn if it isn't.
04-12-07, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By john_and_off

have you ever disassembled a headset before? if...

have you ever disassembled a headset before? if the answer is no, make sure you're going about it the right way. check sheldon brown's website for more information. if it's too confusing, or you...
04-12-07, 10:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,371
Posted By john_and_off

definitely. to sort of moderate what i was...

definitely. to sort of moderate what i was saying before, if you're happy with the setup you have now (don't notice a lot of flex, don't mind the way it looks, whatever) there's nothing wrong with...
04-12-07, 10:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,371
Posted By john_and_off

bulletproofs are 110 bcd, but the sugino...

bulletproofs are 110 bcd, but the sugino messenger rings are only available in 130 bcd.

for the record, the ZEN rings are sugino's 144 bcd rings.

edit: rocket rings are pretty damn strong, too
04-12-07, 10:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,459
Posted By john_and_off

thweet... i study journalism, and andrewssohip...

thweet... i study journalism, and andrewssohip and kilgore_trout are also fellow students
04-12-07, 07:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,459
Posted By john_and_off

looks like it would probably be worth the 6...

looks like it would probably be worth the 6 dollars... i might pay it a visit myself!
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