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03-05-08, 03:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,010
Posted By SyntaxPC

Philly Schools Unleash Most Ambitions Race Yet!

Joe Kopena (http://gicl.cs.drexel.edu/people/tjkopena/), friend of mine and caption of the Drexel University Cycling Team (http://www.dusers.drexel.edu/~cycling/) asked me to post the following:
...
11-09-07, 12:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,591
Posted By SyntaxPC

Peugeot 1007 (http://www.1007.peugeot.co.uk/).

Peugeot 1007 (http://www.1007.peugeot.co.uk/).
08-09-07, 10:07 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,693
Posted By SyntaxPC

Sheldon Brown (http://sheldonbrown.org/) is 62...

Sheldon Brown (http://sheldonbrown.org/) is 62 (http://sheldonbrown.org/journal/health.html)
and he has a posse.
07-18-07, 09:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,736
Posted By SyntaxPC

I seem to recall a thread on this subject a while...

I seem to recall a thread on this subject a while back in which a few people chimed in claiming that a clear coat was not enough to prevent rust. If I remember correctly, they said that after a few...
07-12-07, 01:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,105
Posted By SyntaxPC

I once rode with a guy in Philly who welded his...

I once rode with a guy in Philly who welded his cog to his hub. If I recall correctly, he did so because his hub was completely threaded and was otherwise useless. I am not sure if it was a steel...
07-11-07, 08:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,493
Posted By SyntaxPC

IM IN UR SUBCULTURE CO-OPTING UR MEMES

IM IN UR SUBCULTURE
CO-OPTING UR MEMES
06-28-07, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By SyntaxPC

Put a magnet up to your frame; if it sticks, a...

Put a magnet up to your frame; if it sticks, a little cranking of the nuts will be okay. In other words, you want to deal with re-spacing of your dropouts *if-and-only-if* your frame is steel. ...
06-27-07, 08:24 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,211
Posted By SyntaxPC

I can do it with either foot forward---even when...

I can do it with either foot forward---even when no-handed---but only when the bars are to the left. The problem is I can't seem to do even a regular trackstand when the bars are pointed to the...
06-26-07, 01:44 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,211
Posted By SyntaxPC

When I was first learning I tried both. I seemed...

When I was first learning I tried both. I seemed to be better when seated, but I couldn't seem to hold it longer than ~15 seconds.

At some point I tried it standing up again, however, I tried...
06-21-07, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 931
Posted By SyntaxPC

There's a shop called Via in Philadelphia that...

There's a shop called Via in Philadelphia that probably carries what you need (they specialize in vintage parts and seem to have at least one of everything). They ship internationally, but it might...
Forum: Touring
06-18-07, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By SyntaxPC

If the brakes don't turn out to be the cause, I'd...

If the brakes don't turn out to be the cause, I'd check your stem/headset. Especially with threadless stems/headsets (which I assume you have), it's very easy to have the stem/headset on a little...
Forum: Touring
06-12-07, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,842
Posted By SyntaxPC

Even when taking into account the price of buying...

Even when taking into account the price of buying a new stem and headset?
Forum: Touring
06-12-07, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,842
Posted By SyntaxPC

I'm a friend of BearsPaw, although I'm *not* the...

I'm a friend of BearsPaw, although I'm *not* the friend that incorrectly attached his bike to the rack.

What happened to BearsPaw's Fuji is essentially exactly what happened to whomever posted...
06-08-07, 07:19 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,852
Posted By SyntaxPC

Of course! Barring any further distraction...

Of course!

Barring any further distraction from BF, I should complete my PhD in Computer Science in the next year or two.

Here's the plan:

ThinLine designs us up a product
HelluvaStella...
06-07-07, 11:53 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,852
Posted By SyntaxPC

graduate student (not) finishing dissertation ...

graduate student (not) finishing dissertation

I work in a lab in Camden right by the aquarium.

Dumpsterlife: there are a bunch of guys (i.e. poor grad students that read bikeforums instead of...
06-06-07, 10:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,403
Posted By SyntaxPC

Unless the drivetrain is like the one on this...

Unless the drivetrain is like the one on this bike:

http://www.fleebot.com/tmp/Mike.Ellis-1.jpg (http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2007/may/b/Mike.Ellis.htm)

So, to answer your question, I have...
06-06-07, 10:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,540
Posted By SyntaxPC

What's your gearing? The lower your gear inches...

What's your gearing? The lower your gear inches the easier it will be to slow down using resistance. Perhaps you are geared too high?
06-06-07, 10:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,403
Posted By SyntaxPC

More importantly, does it have enough tension to...

More importantly, does it have enough tension to sever your fingertips during routine maintenance? If not I don't want to hear about it.
06-01-07, 06:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,745
Posted By SyntaxPC

It doesn't make a very big difference when all of...

It doesn't make a very big difference when all of your touring gear weighs twice as much as the bike itself.
05-31-07, 11:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,745
Posted By SyntaxPC

I've ridden fixed on two short tours: Philly -->...

I've ridden fixed on two short tours: Philly --> Reston, VA and Philly --> NYC. Both trips averaged about a century a day. I used a converted 1970s Schwinn road bike; I think I would have been way...
05-31-07, 09:14 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,508
Posted By SyntaxPC

It's more of a "pep pep pep pep..." ...

It's more of a "pep pep pep pep..."


http://www.fleebot.com/tmp/TimEricAwesomeShowRascal1.png (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTQlIOAwKYM&mode=related&search=)
...
05-09-07, 07:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,046
Posted By SyntaxPC

Here's a picture of one: ...

Here's a picture of one:

http://www.jstevenwood.com/images/bikelock.jpg

Upon closer inspection, it looks like it just bolts into the rear brake mount. Most of those bikes have coaster brakes,...
05-09-07, 07:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,046
Posted By SyntaxPC

When I was in the Netherlands almost all of the...

When I was in the Netherlands almost all of the cheap utilitarian city bikes (i.e. 95% of the bikes I saw while there) had a locking mechanism brazed onto the seat tube that would lock around the...
03-21-07, 06:47 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 7,734
Posted By SyntaxPC

Crap lyeinyoureye; you beat me to it! Here's...

Crap lyeinyoureye; you beat me to it! Here's another:

http://www.qwantz.com/comics/comic2-523.png
02-09-07, 09:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,473
Posted By SyntaxPC

For those that are not Cyrillicly-inclined (and...

For those that are not Cyrillicly-inclined (and are interested), the label on the downtube is written in cursive, which is equivalent to "Украина" in block letters. This translates to what is...
02-05-07, 07:48 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,074
Posted By SyntaxPC

Crank Failure: Left crank of my beater fell...

Crank Failure:

Left crank of my beater fell off half-way on a ride from Philly --> NYC (I was riding my beater because it has a touring geometry and it's my only bike with eyelets for racks). ...
12-30-06, 04:19 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,047
Posted By SyntaxPC

Ph.D student in Computer Science, among other...

Ph.D student in Computer Science, among other things. Independent contracting pays the bills.
12-15-06, 10:53 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,997
Posted By SyntaxPC

I get, "RIDE ON THE SIDEWALK!" a lot here in...

I get, "RIDE ON THE SIDEWALK!" a lot here in Philly, even on streets that have designated bike lanes.

I was once riding down Walnut (a two-lane one-way street) around Rittenhouse square after a...
12-11-06, 10:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,407
Posted By SyntaxPC

"Sin-tax Pee See" Although it might seem so,...

"Sin-tax Pee See"

Although it might seem so, my handle actually has nothing to do with either "Personal Computers" or "Political Correctness;" the exact origins of the name are quite embarassing.
12-07-06, 08:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,077
Posted By SyntaxPC

If you can find one that was built in Allentown,...

If you can find one that was built in Allentown, it is my understanding that they are decent (and the higher-end models are even quite good). If you've got a mid-to-high end Ross from the '70s or...
11-08-06, 12:30 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,327
Posted By SyntaxPC

40oz. >8% Alcohol <$ two fiddy 211 =...

40oz.
>8% Alcohol
<$ two fiddy
211 = California penal code for robbery
Taste = like licking the floor of an IHOP bathroom (i.e., really syrupy, in a terrible way)
10-16-06, 04:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,897
Posted By SyntaxPC

It will benefit camy's wallet: if he uses Biopace...

It will benefit camy's wallet: if he uses Biopace it means he doesn't have to buy a new chainring.
10-13-06, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 41,329
Posted By SyntaxPC

Bikes & Beer are speaking my language. What are...

Bikes & Beer are speaking my language. What are the details for this glorious event?

The homeless guy (I forget his name) that busses tables for tips at Oscars is awesome.
10-13-06, 08:01 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,306
Posted By SyntaxPC

YOU CAN'T ARGUE WITH MATHEMATICS.

YOU CAN'T ARGUE WITH MATHEMATICS.
10-13-06, 06:11 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,306
Posted By SyntaxPC

Well, that depends on your size, gender, and...

Well, that depends on your size, gender, and amount of time drinking. (Women become intoxicated more quickly than men, even when body weights are the same. This is due in part to the fact that...
10-11-06, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 41,329
Posted By SyntaxPC

The problem is: the charmingly comestible...

The problem is: the charmingly comestible carbohydrate-crammed confections aren't created (and consequently can't be consumed) before the current cycling congregation time.
08-30-06, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By SyntaxPC

Stop making "hand-made organic shellac" for your...

Stop making "hand-made organic shellac" for your "foreskin bar tape" over your keyboard, too.
08-28-06, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By SyntaxPC

Not really, considering the amount of saddle and...

Not really, considering the amount of saddle and sweat they've endured for the past few weeks.
08-28-06, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By SyntaxPC

Philly: Send off for the Ditty Bops?

I just got back from a Ditty Bops (http://www.thedittybops.com/) concert, and it was "The Jam," as is said here on the 'forums. If you're not familiar with them, they're a girl band that's currently...
08-28-06, 12:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 766
Posted By SyntaxPC

I've ridden fixed on biopace no problem. I don't...

I've ridden fixed on biopace no problem. I don't want to sound like Sheldon fanboy (this is my second post referring to him on this thread), but he supposedly rides fixed/biopace almost exclusively.
08-28-06, 11:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 766
Posted By SyntaxPC

This article...

This article (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/fixed.html) (and its associated author (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/)) are what got many of us hooked. Also, be sure to read some of the testimonials...
08-16-06, 01:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,235
Posted By SyntaxPC

Are any of you into computers? A...

Are any of you into computers? A disproportionately large subset of the computer industry people I know seem to be "Cycle Junkies" (of both the pedal and CPU variety). Therefore, I had a bunch of...
08-16-06, 01:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 839
Posted By SyntaxPC

Here's a recounting of my experience: ...

Here's a recounting of my experience:

http://www.sultanik.com/blog/MotivTriadPainting
08-03-06, 05:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,533
Posted By SyntaxPC

http://www.tonyrogers.com/humor/images/chinese_bic...

http://www.tonyrogers.com/humor/images/chinese_bicyclist_01.jpghttp://www.tonyrogers.com/humor/images/chinese_bicyclist_02.jpghttp://www.tonyrogers.com/humor/images/chinese_bicyclist_03.jpg
08-02-06, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 753
Posted By SyntaxPC

Visualization #1. The faceplate of my removable...

Visualization #1. The faceplate of my removable faceplate stem instantaneously rips off while I am sprinting on one of my brakeless bikes. This is basically ReDeMartini's Wreck tale #1.
...
08-02-06, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By SyntaxPC

QUICK! Someone start a thread entited "If you...

QUICK! Someone start a thread entited "If you gave Richard Simmons a poodle in heat..." and post a link to this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPvGszYIC0I

Edit: Please note the sponsor at...
08-02-06, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By SyntaxPC

If you gave an ice scater a unicycle...

This thread (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=215822) reminded me of a video I recently found on YouTube. To the best of my knowledge (and the search feature) it has never before been...
08-01-06, 03:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,792
Posted By SyntaxPC

I have the Nashbar setup; no complaints. At most...

I have the Nashbar setup; no complaints. At most I've had four bikes and two frames stacked on that sucker, with no problems. Here it is with three bikes and two frames:
...
07-31-06, 09:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,347
Posted By SyntaxPC

It took us about 6 hours to go from Baltimore to...

It took us about 6 hours to go from Baltimore to DC using the reverse Bike Washington cues. This is without including any extended stops for food, but including rest stops for water/bathroom. It...
07-31-06, 09:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,347
Posted By SyntaxPC

I'm sorry I didn't catch this thread earlier. A...

I'm sorry I didn't catch this thread earlier. A friend of mine and I did Philly --> Reston, VA back in April (we went by way of Baltimore and DC). Last week we rode from Philly --> NYC. I did both...
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