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12-25-13, 11:09 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 37,147
Posted By H1449-6

Ordered on from Wallingford Bike mostly out of...

Ordered on from Wallingford Bike mostly out of curiosity. We'll see how it rides. Generally positive initial reviews here and elsewhere.
12-23-13, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,155
Posted By H1449-6

Full suspension 29er for +/- $2,500: what to consider?

Not gonna do the mail order thing. Will be supporting one of the excellent LBS we have here in Austin.

Saw a Cannondale Scalpel 3 29er w aluminum frame at one of the LBS for $2,500, marked down...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-11, 09:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,765
Posted By H1449-6

+1. Technique is huge. Including riding around,...

+1. Technique is huge. Including riding around, not through, big ass potholes.
04-30-11, 07:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 874
Posted By H1449-6

Ghost bike placed today. I am NOT the guy in...

Ghost bike placed today. I am NOT the guy in the middle of the pic scratching himself.

http://images.instagram.com/media/2011/04/30/d14eb87f16c4457a939098f7f8184439_7.jpg
04-25-11, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 874
Posted By H1449-6

Hit and run: Austin

A guy I worked with was killed yesterday in a hit and run accident involving an SUV or pickup truck and his bike. He was 25 +/-. I didn't know him well but I do know that he was a nice guy and a...
02-07-11, 08:36 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,811
Posted By H1449-6

1989 Specialized Hard Rock Comp. Probably...

1989 Specialized Hard Rock Comp. Probably weighed 35 lbs.
02-01-11, 08:07 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 12,035
Posted By H1449-6

dstrong was kind enough to take me on this ride...

dstrong was kind enough to take me on this ride when I first moved to town. Nice way to see some of the awesome that is Austin.
02-01-11, 08:02 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 12,035
Posted By H1449-6

I'm local and will be there. Also can share...

I'm local and will be there. Also can share bike(s) if anyone needs a 62-64, of which I have a few.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-11, 10:47 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,928
Posted By H1449-6

I had mine painted. Had a very specific paint...

I had mine painted. Had a very specific paint scheme in mind. Works for me. And I love the ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-11, 09:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,080
Posted By H1449-6

PS. You should see if you can make it to Austin...

PS. You should see if you can make it to Austin in late Feb for the Handmade Bicycle Show, where you can see dozens (hundreds?) of builders.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-11, 09:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,080
Posted By H1449-6

Dave Kirk: sexy Terraplane stays. Curt...

Dave Kirk: sexy Terraplane stays.

Curt Goodrich: A classic's classic. Beautiful lugwork and just timeless beauty.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-11, 09:21 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-11, 09:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,080
Posted By H1449-6

Dave Kirk or Curt Goodrich.

Dave Kirk or Curt Goodrich.
01-28-11, 12:54 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,350
Posted By H1449-6

Seven singles and a tandem. In signature. I'd...

Seven singles and a tandem. In signature. I'd like to add a full suspension rig but I'm sort of out of room.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-11, 11:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 673
Posted By H1449-6

You're telling me that my statement about what I...

You're telling me that my statement about what I would do is incorrect?

:rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-11, 10:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 673
Posted By H1449-6

At that size I would certainly get a steel bike. ...

At that size I would certainly get a steel bike.

As for crank length, at 6'4" I've ridden 180s for 20 years without any knee problems.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-11, 10:17 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,021
Posted By H1449-6

Meguiar's Quick Detailer for painted parts.

Meguiar's Quick Detailer for painted parts.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-11, 09:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 872
Posted By H1449-6

Sexy. Ima get a Kirk one of these days.

Sexy. Ima get a Kirk one of these days.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-11, 11:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,204
Posted By H1449-6

I used to run these with Off the Front bar tape. ...

I used to run these with Off the Front bar tape. Loved that stuff. Don't think you can get it any more.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-11, 11:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 711
Posted By H1449-6

Good bike. You overpaid slightly IMO but as long...

Good bike. You overpaid slightly IMO but as long as you're happy with the deal, that's what counts.
01-04-11, 04:07 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 22,789
Posted By H1449-6

This was actually directed to dminor. Sorry for...

This was actually directed to dminor. Sorry for any confusion.
01-04-11, 08:25 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 22,789
Posted By H1449-6

Given the below, what do you think BSS did wrong...

Given the below, what do you think BSS did wrong that would cause you to warn others away from them?
01-03-11, 07:43 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 22,789
Posted By H1449-6

Curious about how you've developed such a strong...

Curious about how you've developed such a strong opinion about Bicycle Sport Shop in Austin from 2,000 miles away. Could you explain?

To be clear, I have no interest in BSS, but I am a satisfied...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-10, 11:46 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,730
Posted By H1449-6

How big is that bike?

How big is that bike?
Forum: Foo
12-30-10, 10:30 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 49,275
Posted By H1449-6

Just got a 2011 Mustang GT with the new 5.0L...

Just got a 2011 Mustang GT with the new 5.0L motor. Fast little ride.

Pic isn't of the actual car but it's identical (almost; mine has HIDs and a rear spoiler). Ford Blue FTW.

Have a truck to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-10, 10:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,164
Posted By H1449-6

Assistance conditioned on your posting pics of...

Assistance conditioned on your posting pics of the chick.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-10, 04:52 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,730
Posted By H1449-6

I'd suggest that you just get a used, handbuilt...

I'd suggest that you just get a used, handbuilt steel bike. Assuming you're in a normal size range, you can find dozens of complete bikes on ebay at any given time for $1K +/- (sometimes a lot...
12-27-10, 08:36 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 22,789
Posted By H1449-6

IME BSS is a good shop, and I've done a fair bit...

IME BSS is a good shop, and I've done a fair bit of business with them. You just had a bad experience that sounds like it was made right.
12-27-10, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By H1449-6

I have a Trek 9800 of the same vintage. IIRC...

I have a Trek 9800 of the same vintage. IIRC your 970 shipped with an XT build, same as my bike. If that's the case, you've got 135mm spacing and a 7s Hyperglide drivetrain already.

IMO your...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-10, 04:38 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,287
Posted By H1449-6

It's a specimen of a plate the state issues. I...

It's a specimen of a plate the state issues. I don't know that it's a real plate number.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-09, 10:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,339
Posted By H1449-6

At your friendly LBS: Bikes: 30-40% gross...

At your friendly LBS:

Bikes: 30-40% gross margin, driven largely by the brand and by how big a dealer the shop is
Clothing: 50% gross margin; slightly less for certain brands, and slightly more...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-09, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By H1449-6

Seat angle looks super slack. Maybe just the...

Seat angle looks super slack. Maybe just the camera angle.

$250 if no internal rust or parts replacement required.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-09, 07:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,282
Posted By H1449-6

http://www.cyclesmercier.com/warranty.html ...

http://www.cyclesmercier.com/warranty.html


CyclesMercier bicycles are made with with utmost care and attention to detail. All of our classic road bicycles are inspected closely for quality and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-09, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,290
Posted By H1449-6

Short high rise stem?

I'm building up a Gunnar Crosshairs and plan to use moustache bars. Because of the geo of the bike, specifically the head tube length, I'll need a short, high rise stem. I'm thinking about a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-09, 06:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 906
Posted By H1449-6

The most important dimension on the bike is the...

The most important dimension on the bike is the top tube length. If you like the reach of your current bike, measure it and get another frame with that dimension. Don't know if your current frame...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-09, 06:35 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,205
Posted By H1449-6

Never.

Never.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-09, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 975
Posted By H1449-6

Looking a little oversized in the rear. Maybe a...

Looking a little oversized in the rear. Maybe a bad angle?

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-09, 07:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,910
Posted By H1449-6

Bikes you wish you had kept

I've had a few bikes I wish I'd kept. Used to work in a shop so I'd pro deal a bike every year, ride it for a while and then sell it for a modest profit.

1993 Kona Explosif. I bought this as a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-09, 08:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,649
Posted By H1449-6

Score.

Score.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-09, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,881
Posted By H1449-6

It'll ride like a noodle. Like an old Vitus.

It'll ride like a noodle. Like an old Vitus.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-09, 10:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,642
Posted By H1449-6

No kidding. It's not like the shifters move...

No kidding. It's not like the shifters move around when you're not looking.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-09, 12:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,693
Posted By H1449-6

I"ll agree with this. Some Ti bikes are just as...

I"ll agree with this. Some Ti bikes are just as good, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-09, 11:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,286
Posted By H1449-6

Best are Serotta and Velocipede Salon.

Best are Serotta and Velocipede Salon.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-09, 12:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,942
Posted By H1449-6

Love it. Which bike shop do you run? I used to...

Love it. Which bike shop do you run? I used to work at a couple of shops in Columbus (15 plus years ago).
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-09, 10:21 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,287
Posted By H1449-6

Here's how we roll in Texas.

Here's how we roll in Texas.
11-19-09, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3,419
Views: 366,823
Posted By H1449-6

Have: lots of bits and pieces. Need: 27.2...

Have: lots of bits and pieces.

Need: 27.2 post in silver, with setback. 300mm or so.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-09, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 419,046
Posted By H1449-6

And so it is: Gunnar Crosshairs. I'll post pics...

And so it is: Gunnar Crosshairs. I'll post pics of the stable someday.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-09, 07:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,605
Posted By H1449-6

Exactly.

Exactly.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-09, 06:37 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,670
Posted By H1449-6

Firefox + Adblock Plus = no ads. Agree with...

Firefox + Adblock Plus = no ads.

Agree with others on the overall layout, etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-09, 04:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 522
Posted By H1449-6

New vehicle: higher insurance. Your $159/mo...

New vehicle: higher insurance. Your $159/mo could easily become $250 or more depending on your age, driving record, etc. And if you lease your money's gone.

For comparison, I had a 97 F150. ...
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