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04-21-10, 09:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,755
Posted By Brillig

I don't know what the consensus is, but it's...

I don't know what the consensus is, but it's worth it if you're a competitive racer.

Otherwise, there's no justification for spending all that extra money for a couple raisins worth of weight...
02-26-10, 03:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,823
Posted By Brillig

Wow. I didn't know he had died until reading...

Wow. I didn't know he had died until reading this post. I'm a bit in shock.

What a combination of semi-hero and completely accessible he was.

I remember over ten years ago being awestruck...
Forum: Foo
01-29-10, 02:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,867
Posted By Brillig

From someone who's read the book but hasn't seen...

From someone who's read the book but hasn't seen the movie: If you're left asking that question after seeing the movie, then the movie failed miserably.

A big part of the brilliance of that book...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-09, 03:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,767
Posted By Brillig

"Calorie" = unit of food energy. So we're...

"Calorie" = unit of food energy.

So we're looking for a high energy food item with low amounts of food energy?
Forum: Northeast
07-08-09, 10:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,169
Posted By Brillig

(Interesting post from someone named "Burn My...

(Interesting post from someone named "Burn My Eyes")
06-16-09, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,235
Posted By Brillig

I'm glad I posted. I'm going to stick with my...

I'm glad I posted. I'm going to stick with my existing FD and give it a try.

Thanks all.
06-16-09, 06:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,235
Posted By Brillig

Well, I still have the 105 triple FD. You're...

Well, I still have the 105 triple FD. You're saying I can use that with the new crankset? Can you adjust it to only have two stops or do you just have to be careful to not accidentally try to...
06-15-09, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,235
Posted By Brillig

11-23 Yes, shifting is smooth. Just...

11-23



Yes, shifting is smooth. Just want to do less of it on the front if possible.

I'll see how it goes. I might not like it but I like the opportunity of finding out first hand without...
06-15-09, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,235
Posted By Brillig

It seems like a good compromise for me. I never...

It seems like a good compromise for me. I never use the lowest two gears of the triple which means I'll have pretty much the same usable gear range as the triple. Plus I always end up between rings...
06-15-09, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,235
Posted By Brillig

Vote #1 for "triple is better than compact". ...

Vote #1 for "triple is better than compact". Thank you very much.

Back to the subject, the advice I'm getting from other sources is that compact FDs are a marketing term and I'd be better off...
06-15-09, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,235
Posted By Brillig

Suggestions on new front derallieur?

Quick background: Blew apart my RD (taking hanger with it, but that's another story). Was running a 105 triple. Two facts conspired to make me think about a change: 1) Happened to have an extra,...
Forum: Introductions
06-09-09, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By Brillig

Check out bcp (Bicycle Club of Philly),...

Check out bcp (Bicycle Club of Philly), phillybikeclub.org. They'll have some group rides that you can join in on that will show you the best places to ride. You can also talk to them about your...
Forum: Foo
04-01-09, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By Brillig

Scientists Make Blackest Material Ever

http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/03/ultrablack.html

This could be used to make a Spinal Tap album cover.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-09, 05:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,353
Posted By Brillig

while drunk.

while drunk.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-09, 03:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,353
Posted By Brillig

Track/fixed locks out the coasting.

Track/fixed locks out the coasting.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-09, 12:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,353
Posted By Brillig

What cadence are you hitting?

What cadence are you hitting?
Forum: Foo
02-06-09, 11:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,281
Posted By Brillig

This is more unnerving than disgusting, but I...

This is more unnerving than disgusting, but I worked with a guy that had a spastic butt clench.

It was horrible watching him write on the white board.
Forum: Foo
02-06-09, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By Brillig

Forum: Foo
01-27-09, 04:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 697
Posted By Brillig

1 . What is your name: Xena 2. A 4 Letter...

1 . What is your name: Xena
2. A 4 Letter Word: ..................Ah crap, I give up. Stupid game.
Forum: Foo
01-27-09, 12:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 697
Posted By Brillig

1 . What is your name: Brillig 2. A 4...

1 . What is your name: Brillig

2. A 4 Letter Word: bunt

3. A Boys Name: Bill

4. A Girls Name: Bridget

5. An Occupation: Beggar
Forum: Foo
01-21-09, 12:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 933
Posted By Brillig

Plus I'm pretty sure (I'm confident someone will...

Plus I'm pretty sure (I'm confident someone will correct me if I'm wrong) that you have to have some sort of presence there. At the very least a PO box to have mail sent to that you'll have to go...
Forum: Northeast
11-07-08, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By Brillig

This might be it: ...

This might be it:

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Old-Brandywine-50-Route

Either way, quite a few good looking rides on that site for Chadds Ford.
...
Forum: Northeast
11-07-08, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By Brillig

The annual Brandywine Tour (put on by the...

The annual Brandywine Tour (put on by the Delaware Valley Bicycle Club) goes close to there. I did the 50 mile version a couple years ago, it's a really nice ride.

Unfortunately I don't have a...
10-06-08, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,694
Views: 161,630
Posted By Brillig

I just finished The Road (McCarthy). Wow.

I just finished The Road (McCarthy).

Wow.
09-26-08, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1,694
Views: 161,630
Posted By Brillig

Is anyone keeping tabs?

Is anyone keeping tabs?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-08, 08:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,540
Posted By Brillig

Man, you really don't like porcupines, do you.

Man, you really don't like porcupines, do you.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-08, 02:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,540
Posted By Brillig

With a school bus, all the little pricks are on...

With a school bus, all the little pricks are on the inside.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-08, 12:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,540
Posted By Brillig

Are you with me Charlie Woo? Are you really...

Are you with me Charlie Woo?
Are you really just a shadow?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-08, 09:20 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,141
Posted By Brillig

Depends. Were you in a group or alone? If a...

Depends.

Were you in a group or alone? If a group, was it well organized?

A lot of stop signs and red lights? How much climbing?

Etc.
Forum: Foo
08-15-08, 05:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,904
Posted By Brillig

Kids these days....

Kids these days....
Forum: Foo
08-15-08, 02:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,904
Posted By Brillig

Read it and weep, noobs. . . . . . . ...

Read it and weep, noobs.
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Forum: Foo
08-14-08, 06:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,904
Posted By Brillig

Another convert from that "other forum". I...

Another convert from that "other forum". I remember you. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-08, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By Brillig

Um..you meant "meanted", right?

Um..you meant "meanted", right?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-08, 01:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,514
Posted By Brillig

A "hilly ride" is any ride that I work harder and...

A "hilly ride" is any ride that I work harder and yet have a slower average speed than I would have on a flat ride of the same distance.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-08, 11:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,514
Posted By Brillig

A "hilly ride" is how you describe a ride that...

A "hilly ride" is how you describe a ride that someone else just finished riding and telling you how hard the mountains were.

As in:

"Holy crap, my legs are still sore from those humongous...
Forum: Foo
07-29-08, 09:52 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,401
Posted By Brillig

There's also a sequencing that gets involved. ...

There's also a sequencing that gets involved. When tasting different beers, one beer might taste awful after beer A but taste great after beer B.
Forum: Foo
07-29-08, 09:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,401
Posted By Brillig

It's evolutionary. I used to feel that way too...

It's evolutionary. I used to feel that way too and then came around to IPAs becoming some of my favorites. Something addictive about that strong hops flavor when it's balanced with other strong...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-08, 09:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 518
Posted By Brillig

Well, depends on what you mean by platform. I'm...

Well, depends on what you mean by platform. I'm assuming by "platform" you mean the part of the pedal that you look at on the bike when you're not clipped in.

The actual platform is the part...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-08, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 518
Posted By Brillig

Concentrating on pedaling in circles and avoiding...

Concentrating on pedaling in circles and avoiding "push push".

http://www.bikesplit.com/bsa4.htm
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-08, 08:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 518
Posted By Brillig

The size of the platform doesn't matter with...

The size of the platform doesn't matter with clipless. The "platform" is actually the part that's bolted to your shoe (and so partially the shoe itself).

If you feel like the platform is too...
06-27-08, 02:30 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,970
Posted By Brillig

Funny and I learned a new word. Post of the...

Funny and I learned a new word.

Post of the day.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-08, 06:24 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,134
Posted By Brillig

Someone who is worried that he is a Fred or a...

Someone who is worried that he is a Fred or a Poseur cares.

Just ride.
06-26-08, 08:33 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,970
Posted By Brillig

There are two types of cyclists. Liberals...

There are two types of cyclists.

Liberals and those who haven't admitted it to themselves yet.
06-25-08, 05:45 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,970
Posted By Brillig

:eek: ;)

:eek:

;)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-08, 03:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,172
Posted By Brillig

Speedplay?

Speedplay?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-08, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By Brillig

There is also a slight chance that that might...

There is also a slight chance that that might indicate an improperly sized bike. Like too short of a reach and handlebars too high.

Usually the drops should be a somewhat extreme option. It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-08, 01:59 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,134
Posted By Brillig

There needs to be a name for cyclists who...

There needs to be a name for cyclists who actually care whether others see them as freds or poseurs.
06-24-08, 06:50 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,970
Posted By Brillig

It is true though, that the dangerous...

It is true though, that the dangerous anti-cycling rhetoric and campaigns seem to all come from the right wing talk show blowhards and the right wing columnists.

Edit: I realize there are...
06-23-08, 02:44 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,970
Posted By Brillig

"Article on conservative/GOP bikers" Both of...

"Article on conservative/GOP bikers"

Both of them?
Forum: Foo
01-18-08, 05:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 909
Posted By Brillig

Except for all the times when it's fun, funny,...

Except for all the times when it's fun, funny, witty, informative, intellectually stimulating, clever, touching, etc.

I guess if one sees it as a team competition one might be frustrated by the...
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