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Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-09, 02:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,497
Posted By Violineb

Looks very, very appealing. I just got a CAAD9...

Looks very, very appealing. I just got a CAAD9 with Rival group and Spinergy wheels but it cost $1400. The Neuvation carbon looks amazing for the price. Might have to convince my sister to buy one.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-09, 02:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 780
Posted By Violineb

Thanks for all the suggestions guys. I went to...

Thanks for all the suggestions guys. I went to the local Cannondale LBS to try some of their bikes and the CAAD9 is definitely nice. I ended up buying a used bike from someone in CA though.

It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-09, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 780
Posted By Violineb

Advise me on a new bike $1200-1500~

Hey everyone. I've decided to get a nice road bike since I don't have a car and bike is my main transport. (also had some spare money) I'm in Bloomington, IN (at IU) so the only bike shop here sells...
08-06-05, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By Violineb

Seems like someone bought it. I'm not so sure it...

Seems like someone bought it. I'm not so sure it was such a good deal. Heck in those days the Rockhopper pros didn't even use disc brakes?
05-10-05, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By Violineb

You wouldnīt want two different shifters would...

You wouldnīt want two different shifters would you? ...or maybe you would, I wouldnīt know :)
Forum: Commuting
05-10-05, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By Violineb

Woah...is this guy for real? May I ask what...

Woah...is this guy for real? May I ask what country youīre from? Just curious. :) I was commuting everywhere by bike until my bike got stolen a month ago but Iīm just going to get another one :) Itīs...
05-07-05, 03:16 PM
Replies: 806
Views: 111,437
Posted By Violineb

I'm looking for a bike up to $350-400 for a...

I'm looking for a bike up to $350-400 for a friend. From what it looks like here, the Hardrock would be the choice to go with. But I also was looking at the Iron horse Warrior Sport and it has a...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-05, 10:14 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 1,022,011
Posted By Violineb

The commute these past days was brutal....

The commute these past days was brutal. Especially for April :p Huge ammount of wind, patches of ice and cold to boot :p But with persistance you can do anything :)

I guess thatīs Iceland for you....
03-09-05, 05:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,347
Posted By Violineb

And as far as Iīm concerned, adaptors always...

And as far as Iīm concerned, adaptors always compromise strength :p At least adaptors in electronics compromise performance so I think bikes probably have similarities :p

Man, I havenīt been to...
02-01-05, 09:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,361
Posted By Violineb

Here are the 2004 specs: ...

Here are the 2004 specs:
http://www.harobikes.com/2004/extremex2/

With a Fox is the rear on the 2004 and a Manitou on the 2005, the 04 seems yummier on paper. Most of the other components seems...
02-01-05, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 469
Posted By Violineb

Hmm I didnīt actually notice that you left but I...

Hmm I didnīt actually notice that you left but I suppose I donīt hang around enough. Welcome back and start making some order here. :)
01-29-05, 05:52 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 12,452
Posted By Violineb

17, currently studying in Reykjavik (violin...

17, currently studying in Reykjavik (violin performance) but Iīm already pretty much professional level since I made my Carnegie Hall debut last October. I guess itīs strange to mix agressive riding...
01-29-05, 09:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By Violineb

Well if you still want a hardtail, you could go...

Well if you still want a hardtail, you could go for a Banshee. :)

http://www.bansheebikes.com/bike-morphine.html
http://www.bansheebikes.com/bike-scirocco.html

and some pics...
Forum: Foo
01-29-05, 08:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,843
Posted By Violineb

Where are these pictures from? THeyīre amazing :D...

Where are these pictures from? THeyīre amazing :D I bet if you had some Nokian Extreme 294s or 296 then you could ride when the cars arenīt :p
01-28-05, 10:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,969
Posted By Violineb

Well I took care of step #1. I went to the shop...

Well I took care of step #1. I went to the shop and had them put a new derailleur hanger on for about $15. The guy first gave me the hanger and then I asked him to put it on and he just took the bike...
01-27-05, 03:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,969
Posted By Violineb

Wow, thanks again for all the helpful replies :)...

Wow, thanks again for all the helpful replies :) I just ordered the newest LX derailleur from an ebay seller in Hong Kong. (100% feedback) Somehow I get the feeling that the 2005 (or whatever is...
01-25-05, 06:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,969
Posted By Violineb

I really appreciate the advice Iīm getting from...

I really appreciate the advice Iīm getting from everyone here. Just yesterday though I decided to start practicing wheelies. I was practicing endos before (just balancing in front, not flying ;) but...
01-24-05, 05:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,969
Posted By Violineb

Hmm, I love how you people answer questions so...

Hmm, I love how you people answer questions so fast, though it causes me to come up with more questions.

So LX will work fine, as well as XT and XTR? Can you explain me the difference between...
01-23-05, 01:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,969
Posted By Violineb

I currently have a low quality Shimano Acera on...

I currently have a low quality Shimano Acera on my Trek 4100 and itīs really starting to annoy me when I want to change gears going up hills. I can never anything close to crisp in the shift. So I...
01-19-05, 02:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,871
Posted By Violineb

I doubt Iīd be called badass as Iīm not the only...

I doubt Iīd be called badass as Iīm not the only person in Iceland riding a bike at this time of year. (almost no one else though) but I am the only one riding with my violin on my back. :D
01-10-05, 04:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By Violineb

meh, Who needs fenders :p Mud is good for you ;)...

meh, Who needs fenders :p Mud is good for you ;) I had fenders until I switched for bigger tires and now my old fenders wonīt fit. Though if you commute then fenders are certainly a good idea :)
01-02-05, 10:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 492
Posted By Violineb

Hmm, this will probably make me want to wear my...

Hmm, this will probably make me want to wear my helmet more. I hardly bother to wear it for my 5 minute commute to school but I wear it for any longer rides. I suppose even 5 minutes could be...
01-02-05, 06:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 421
Posted By Violineb

Try riding down stairs. At first I was dead...

Try riding down stairs. At first I was dead scarred and only went down very gradual stairs but eventually I was able to do the steeper stuff. Then try riding a bit to fast and jump off the top of the...
12-28-04, 12:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,087
Posted By Violineb

So first you press the caplock key, then type the...

So first you press the caplock key, then type the capitol letter and then press it again and type the lower case ones? :p

My worst crash was probably back when I was 12 or so. I was riding a bike...
12-23-04, 07:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,538
Posted By Violineb

I was considering bar ends but not for the...

I was considering bar ends but not for the climbing gain or anything like that. For some reason I get wrist pain when I ride my bike too much. Having bar ends would hopefully help the problem since...
12-23-04, 12:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,816
Posted By Violineb

I've also found out the hard way that ice can be...

I've also found out the hard way that ice can be painful. :p I think I fell down at least 5 times. In Iceland usually you ride the bike on the side walk (strange) I decided to get off the side walk...
12-12-04, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 655
Posted By Violineb

Well you could always try something like this: ...

Well you could always try something like this:
http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/12684-285_SSOLZ3_KIT-3-Parts-65-Pedals/661-Launch-Shoes-w_-Time-ATAC-Z-Pedals.htm
Thatīs what Iīm going to be buying...
12-02-04, 01:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 902
Posted By Violineb

Thanks everyone for the exellent input. Iīm...

Thanks everyone for the exellent input. Iīm almost certain Iīll go for the ATAC Zs and the 661 shoes. I was only wondering one more thing. How much better are the ATAC Control Zs than the normal Zs?...
12-02-04, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By Violineb

I thought you really shouldnīt be hitting your...

I thought you really shouldnīt be hitting your saddle when you come off jumps? I always thought that it could be painful :p
12-01-04, 03:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 902
Posted By Violineb

Ok then, I suppose Iīll get the Times and one day...

Ok then, I suppose Iīll get the Times and one day when I have some money to blow Iīll get some Mallets so I can do a comparison :)
At least I know that neither is a bad choice.

Thanks again

If...
12-01-04, 03:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,050
Posted By Violineb

In Iceland winter riding really isnīt a problem....

In Iceland winter riding really isnīt a problem. We have the ocassional snow and we two weeks ago we had 7 or 8 inches of snow and -15C. I just kept on riding with my mom worrying the whole time. The...
12-01-04, 03:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 902
Posted By Violineb

Well it seems I really canīt go wrong with either...

Well it seems I really canīt go wrong with either one :) Do I understand correctly that there are essentially three systems? SPD, Eggbeater, and whatever it is that Time uses? So I assume the bike...
12-01-04, 02:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,089
Posted By Violineb

Hmm lose 200 pounds, thatīs kind of rude eh?...

Hmm lose 200 pounds, thatīs kind of rude eh? :rolleyes: But itīs comforting to know that there are brakes that can take that sort of abuse :)
12-01-04, 12:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,349
Posted By Violineb

All I hear is how great Thompsons are but why...

All I hear is how great Thompsons are but why exactly are they so much better? When you say you went through 5 other ones first does that mean your broke the other ones and they caused you a painful...
12-01-04, 08:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 902
Posted By Violineb

Mallet Cs or ATAC Zs?

I know this has been asked before but every thread here really doesnīt seem to have a clear choice between the two. Iīve decided to make the switch to clipless but I didnīt want to be limited to...
11-27-04, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,384
Posted By Violineb

working link ...

working link
http://corporate.auctionworks.com/storefrontprofiles/deluxeSFshop.aspx?sid=200411272052070000000015907785&sfid=100961&c=40000754&srch=8503679&page=3
11-27-04, 08:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 715
Posted By Violineb

Well I wouldnīt say I do too much to maintain my...

Well I wouldnīt say I do too much to maintain my form as my form is always just fine (what do you expect from a 17 year old?) But I play plenty of soccer and do some pilates and have Alexander...
11-27-04, 08:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 999
Posted By Violineb

Oh the pain :( Was he smart enough to be wearing...

Oh the pain :( Was he smart enough to be wearing a helmet? I did a rather similar dumb thing the other day. I decided to ride up the small hill bordering the sidewalk (well a lot of sidewalks have...
Forum: Commuting
11-27-04, 08:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,553
Posted By Violineb

Not sure what the article is really about but I...

Not sure what the article is really about but I find that my bike is now more useful than my legs or my wallet.....I actually ride more than I walk, and I never ever take the bus anymore. So I can...
11-22-04, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 510
Posted By Violineb

Ok what should I do if my front shock simply...

Ok what should I do if my front shock simply decides that it doesnīt want to work in subzero temps? I havenīt lubed it once since I got my bike 3 months ago, but it works perfectly fine in warmer...
11-22-04, 10:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,407
Posted By Violineb

Well I seriously would not recommend any other...

Well I seriously would not recommend any other studded tires other than the Nokians. If youīre cheap then get the $50 a piece Nokians. As for some MTB tires with agressive threads something for the...
11-22-04, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 837
Posted By Violineb

I like Icelandic weather just the way it is :)...

I like Icelandic weather just the way it is :) Not too cold and not too hot. Just around freezing in the winter which is just perfect :p I like both summer and winter :)
11-17-04, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,714
Posted By Violineb

Just wear less clothing ;) Wear your usual but...

Just wear less clothing ;) Wear your usual but just a T shirt underneath instead of a T shirt and sweater.
11-17-04, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,149
Posted By Violineb

Or take off your fenders like I did. Strangely...

Or take off your fenders like I did. Strangely enough, not even Panaracer Fire XC 2.1s fit under my fenders :( Maybe I need a different pair of fenders?
11-16-04, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 590
Posted By Violineb

A bump for you. I need to know as well about some...

A bump for you. I need to know as well about some lubes which will work well for very cold and sometimes very wet conditions.
I did find it for $5 here if that helps....
11-16-04, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,320
Posted By Violineb

I think Iīm definitely going to have to upgrade...

I think Iīm definitely going to have to upgrade to some clipless pedals soon. Seeing as how the only way I get around is by bike. I really think that using that extra bit of energy more efficiently...
11-16-04, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 892
Posted By Violineb

Ah so thatīs what stealth biking is all about eh?...

Ah so thatīs what stealth biking is all about eh? To get into places where youīre not allowed to be :p I love riding my bike around Reykjavik at 3 am but I donīt necessarily try not to be seen....
11-15-04, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By Violineb

GAH! You're crazy :p Where do you get mountain...

GAH! You're crazy :p Where do you get mountain Unicycles?
11-15-04, 06:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 908
Posted By Violineb

If clear lenses are fine then Oakleys for $30...

If clear lenses are fine then Oakleys for $30 sound like a good idea to me as well.
http://www.supergo.com/profile.cfm?LPROD_ID=24133&lsubcat_id=7597&lcat_id=7604&referpage=
11-10-04, 10:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,508
Posted By Violineb

I definitely am feeling noobish; I use platform...

I definitely am feeling noobish; I use platform pedals. I guess it's because I only got my bike two months ago and the only thing I've changed yet are the tires. I don't want to turn this into a...
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