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Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-07, 01:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,393
Posted By ryanspeer

Heck, I'll join the club. I magically turned my...

Heck, I'll join the club. I magically turned my prized Taylor 614ce into a Specialized Tarmac Expert a year ago, thanks to the miracle of eBay. I loved the guitar dearly but didn't play anymore at...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-07, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,069
Posted By ryanspeer

Kore Road Wheelsets - Streamline & Gradient

I have an opportunity through my team's sponsorship to pick up a set of Kore Streamline or Gradient wheels for what amounts to just a little bit more than coffee money. Not really, but pretty darn...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-07, 04:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,943
Posted By ryanspeer

You, sir, are an inspiration - and I'm only...

You, sir, are an inspiration - and I'm only trying to kick a stubborn 15 lbs! You deserve that bike more than anyone else I know.
11-16-07, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By ryanspeer

I had it on Craigslist a few months back and was...

I had it on Craigslist a few months back and was asking $250 for it. I had a few people interested in it, but only one who came by. He liked it a lot, but needed a slightly larger frame. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-07, 01:59 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,883
Posted By ryanspeer

First off, define "a lot of failures". ...

First off, define "a lot of failures".

I'm not saying they have no failures whatsoever - I'm saying it's not as if they have some disturbingly high percentage of failures in relation to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-07, 01:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,174
Posted By ryanspeer

+1. I'm almost willing to shell out $$ and buy...

+1. I'm almost willing to shell out $$ and buy and wear one, me thinks.
11-15-07, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By ryanspeer

What would you value this bike at?

I have a '91 Schwinn Paramount Series 50 MTB that I'm thinking of listing on Craigslist, but need some help in placing a proper value on it. It's complete with Shimano DX, has Salsa 3-bend barends,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-07, 02:50 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,883
Posted By ryanspeer

As bad as your experience is, I think all...

As bad as your experience is, I think all educated folks here would agree that what you experienced with your frame was definintely an anomaly - it's not indicative of Litespeed as a whole. They...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-07, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By ryanspeer

I understand a disc wheelset isn't intended for...

I understand a disc wheelset isn't intended for standard caliper or cantilever brakes due to no braking surface. That wasn't what I was asking.

. . . the ultimate question I had is basically,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-07, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By ryanspeer

MTB 29's on a road/cross bike??

I'm still kind of new to this whole 29" wheel concept, but stumbled across THIS AUCTION...
10-31-07, 03:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,343
Posted By ryanspeer

$155 for the DualCross 300 ain't bad. The best...

$155 for the DualCross 300 ain't bad. The best I've seen prior to this post is $165 through Pricepoint.com.

The head unit of the 200 and 300 are identical as far as I can tell (the battery and/or...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-07, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By ryanspeer

Not "bad", but you could've done a lot better....

Not "bad", but you could've done a lot better. (http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/16523-225_CYGD27-2-Accessories-35-Lights/Cygolite-DualCross-200-High-Intensity-LED-Bike-Light.htm)
10-30-07, 09:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,343
Posted By ryanspeer

Call me Mr. Skeptical, but with a 1W LED? I...

Call me Mr. Skeptical, but with a 1W LED? I think not.
10-30-07, 09:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,343
Posted By ryanspeer

Look no further....

Look no further. (http://www.performancebike.com/shop/Profile.cfm?SKU=23372&item=40-3734&slitrk=search&slisearch=true) This is all the light you'll ever need with MORE than twice the battery life...
10-29-07, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 743
Posted By ryanspeer

That violates at least a few irrefutable laws of...

That violates at least a few irrefutable laws of nature. **shudder!!**
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-07, 12:00 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,627
Posted By ryanspeer

re: cold toes -- I tried using some sandwhich...

re: cold toes -- I tried using some sandwhich bags over my toes underneath my shoes a few rides back on a cold(ish) day. It made a noteworthy difference in the overall comfiness of my otherwise cold...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-07, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By ryanspeer

Most people don't tape the tops of their bars...

Most people don't tape the tops of their bars like that simply because they're trying to shamelessly flaunt the manufacturer's logo which is almost always very ostentatiously pasted all over the bar...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-07, 02:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,363
Posted By ryanspeer

Notice the NiteRider Classic headlights with...

Notice the NiteRider Classic headlights with blue/red tinted flip-down lens covers? NiteRider makes specific NR Classics for police units where the lights flash alternating from left/right. It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-07, 01:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 766
Posted By ryanspeer

First recommendation: Lighting. LOTS of lighting....

First recommendation: Lighting. LOTS of lighting. Make your mini-peleton look like a freakin' Christmas tree riding down the road. The more people can see you, the longer your life expectancy.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-07, 11:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,853
Posted By ryanspeer

Forget the snot rockets idea. This one takes the...

Forget the snot rockets idea. This one takes the cake. An occasional primal scream while slapping at invisible insects wildly attacking your face or netherregions can't hurt either.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-07, 11:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,853
Posted By ryanspeer

+1. You can always claim to have never seen him,...

+1. You can always claim to have never seen him, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-07, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By ryanspeer

It's not cheap, but if I were going with a hitch...

It's not cheap, but if I were going with a hitch rack, I'd go with THIS (http://www.thuleracks.com/product.asp?dept_id=8&sku=916) from Thule, or whatever the equivalent is from Yakima.

From a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-07, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,283
Posted By ryanspeer

Yes, unfortunately. I forgot that and the backup...

Yes, unfortunately. I forgot that and the backup headlight. I nearly peed my chamois.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-07, 11:15 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,280
Posted By ryanspeer

He's BA-ack! :beer:

He's BA-ack!
:beer:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-07, 11:14 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,840
Posted By ryanspeer

Any chance you can email me this as a full sized...

Any chance you can email me this as a full sized photo? I'd love to put that up as my desktop! PM if that's cool, and I'll PM my email addy to you. Gracias hombre.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-07, 11:12 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,840
Posted By ryanspeer

Night riding isn't all fun and games boys....

Night riding isn't all fun and games boys. (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=354650) There. I warned you - I warned you!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-07, 10:11 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,280
Posted By ryanspeer

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/ryanspeer/P...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/ryanspeer/Potential.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-07, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,283
Posted By ryanspeer

Horror encountered on a night ride last night

It was wet last night, very dark, a storm is approaching the Seattle area today, a partial moon was visible in the night sky, and I yet I was blissfully unaware of the impending danger while blazing...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-07, 10:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,356
Posted By ryanspeer

:lol: :lol: Anti-wrinkle hangers. I really...

:lol: :lol:

Anti-wrinkle hangers. I really ought to figure that out and patent the idea. THAT'S how I'll make my millions and retire before I'm 35! Oh, wait, I just publicly disclosed it. I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-07, 09:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,356
Posted By ryanspeer

I've always wanted a set of these. My wife...

I've always wanted a set of these. My wife wouldn't hear of it, I'm sure, but it'd look cool as heck regardless. Maybe if I keep them in the garage and resort to eating dinner out there all the time...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-07, 09:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,356
Posted By ryanspeer

I can't tell if you're serious or not, but if you...

I can't tell if you're serious or not, but if you are, then . . . :beer:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-07, 09:25 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,840
Posted By ryanspeer

I started riding at night in September and found...

I started riding at night in September and found that I REALLY like it. I generally stick to a local MUP that sees virtually no other traffic once the sun goes down, and so I have the entire trail to...
Forum: Foo
10-17-07, 09:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,284
Posted By ryanspeer

"If I tell you to jump, don't ask why. Ask how...

"If I tell you to jump, don't ask why. Ask how high when you're already on the way up."
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-07, 11:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,356
Posted By ryanspeer

Cycling bling for your closet

I wish I could afford a closet full of these. The picture is worth a thousand words.

Need I say more? (courtesy of VeloNews)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/ryanspeer/1352421028f.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-07, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By ryanspeer

When I was in college, one of the teachers I have...

When I was in college, one of the teachers I have for several different classes made a point of stating on the first day of school that she completely understands the need for "mental health days",...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-07, 11:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,888
Posted By ryanspeer

"Is the new Madone a top racing bike?" It was...

"Is the new Madone a top racing bike?" It was ridden by Discovery all year. What do YOU think?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-07, 09:39 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,302
Posted By ryanspeer

Dude, I'm really sorry to hear about that. For...

Dude, I'm really sorry to hear about that. For what it's worth though, try and prove the doctor wrong and get back on the bike sooner. What I mean is . . . a guy I've met and ridden with a couple of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-07, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,441
Posted By ryanspeer

Can I ask why you'd WANT to remove the decals?

Can I ask why you'd WANT to remove the decals?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-07, 11:43 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,661
Posted By ryanspeer

The pharmeceutical companies make their millions...

The pharmeceutical companies make their millions by duping the public into believing they need their pills. Pharmeceutical companies don't exist to CURE anything. They exist to temporarily suppress...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-07, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,099
Posted By ryanspeer

Looks like the owner just didn't realize what he...

Looks like the owner just didn't realize what he had or doesn't value the extra few hundred $$ he could've probably gotten for it. I scour CL every day hoping for deals like that and just missed a...
10-03-07, 03:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,687
Posted By ryanspeer

I'm disappointed that it completely misses the...

I'm disappointed that it completely misses the top half of the country with the mountains and scenery and the beautiful ride down Hwy 101 along the Pacific down to Cali.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-07, 11:06 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,454
Posted By ryanspeer

Back in my mountain biking days there was a trail...

Back in my mountain biking days there was a trail that a buddy and I would ride frequently that lost 450 vertical feet in 1 mile - the VAST majority of that (probably 425 or so) in the 1st half mile....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-07, 10:02 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,454
Posted By ryanspeer

It's only a matter of time before RyanF responds....

It's only a matter of time before RyanF responds. I'm surprised he hasn't yet...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-07, 03:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,148
Posted By ryanspeer

. . . but for even LESS money (to the tune of $80...

. . . but for even LESS money (to the tune of $80 left in your pocket!) you can get something with MORE than twice the battery life. MORE THAN TWICE THE BATTERY LIFE. I honestly don't see how the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-07, 02:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,148
Posted By ryanspeer

I don't know the actual lumens for the Cygolite,...

I don't know the actual lumens for the Cygolite, but do know it's equivalent to 20W halogen. I've taken mine out several times in the dead of night and have no problems maintaining typical speeds of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-07, 12:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,148
Posted By ryanspeer

Cygolite Dualcross 300. I have the 200, the only...

Cygolite Dualcross 300. I have the 200, the only difference being the charge-time of the battery (overnight on mine, vs. 4 hrs on the 300). It's equivalent to 20W halogen, has a nice wide...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-07, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By ryanspeer

I got an email yesterday from a really friendly...

I got an email yesterday from a really friendly sounding fella in Nigeria who wants help dispersing US$50M to the relatives of a deceased dignitary who perished in an untimely plane crash. I suppose...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-07, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By ryanspeer

Key words "could've parted it out...". Yes,...

Key words "could've parted it out...". Yes, there are stories of Rev-X failures, just as I've read internet stories of Ksyrium failures, Zipp failures, etc. Regardless, it goes back to "could've...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-07, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 685
Posted By ryanspeer

Best $130 (at PricePoint.com) I could've spent -...

Best $130 (at PricePoint.com) I could've spent - hands-down. I'm 103.74% satisfied. (http://www.performancebike.com/shop/profile.cfm?SKU=23372&subcategory_ID=4320)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-07, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By ryanspeer

ALMOST made the Craigslist purchase of the month . . .

I was browsing Craigslist Saturday evening with no expectation of finding anything, but more out of habit than anything when all of a sudden I see a "Cannondale with Spinergy carbon fiber wheels -...
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