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08-16-12, 12:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,649
Posted By Face Palm

Yeah, I'd say the 15/19 set-up or the S3X would...

Yeah, I'd say the 15/19 set-up or the S3X would be your best choices. I have an S3X, and this type of riding is really when it shines. For example, I've only done city riding the past month, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-12, 11:40 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,496
Posted By Face Palm

And you recycled the exact same line! Hugs &...

And you recycled the exact same line! Hugs & Kisses!
08-15-12, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,201
Posted By Face Palm

Can you re-do the link to what you use? I'm...

Can you re-do the link to what you use? I'm curious, and the link seems to be broken...
08-15-12, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11,217
Views: 949,841
Posted By Face Palm

Places like Home Depot aren't fussy about bikes....

Places like Home Depot aren't fussy about bikes. I've taken my bike inside before to actually measure something I needed with the bike right there to make sure it fits. Much easier than making 4...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-12, 11:57 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,496
Posted By Face Palm

Oh, no chance of anyone taking you too seriously,...

Oh, no chance of anyone taking you too seriously, son.

http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg503/theory-of-value/youre_so_funny_5828.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-12, 08:24 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,496
Posted By Face Palm

OMG, you're so damn awesome. Can we all lick your...

OMG, you're so damn awesome. Can we all lick your tires?

http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg503/theory-of-value/9804.gif
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-12, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 526
Posted By Face Palm

I'm a fan of UC as well. Always fast, and love...

I'm a fan of UC as well. Always fast, and love the real-time stock status on the order page. Great to know you're not going to get back-ordered.
08-13-12, 12:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,514
Posted By Face Palm

Yeah, I also have to toe mine in to stop the...

Yeah, I also have to toe mine in to stop the squeal. I did mine with a penny between the back of the pad and the rim, and that thickness worked pretty well.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-12, 11:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,262
Posted By Face Palm

It'll be fine. Unless it's not.

It'll be fine. Unless it's not.
08-12-12, 10:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By Face Palm

Good thing you're being so specific with your...

Good thing you're being so specific with your questions. I'm sure you'll get great answers!

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08-12-12, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,374
Posted By Face Palm

+1 on the plastic bags. I usually keep a couple...

+1 on the plastic bags. I usually keep a couple of nice and ugly supermarket bags in my messenger bag. Not only good for rain, but also for making your saddle look like crap when locking up, and want...
08-12-12, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,786
Posted By Face Palm

Surprised no one has mentioned the Sheldon Brown...

Surprised no one has mentioned the Sheldon Brown BB compatibility chart: http://sheldonbrown.com/bbsize.html#shimano

This should be a great help in calculating the correct size. Be aware that if...
08-12-12, 12:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,677
Posted By Face Palm

The accident is horrible news, I have to agree...

The accident is horrible news, I have to agree with the sentiment that it's unrealistic to expect the city to be able to keep up financially with covering all old tracks, or cover those that might be...
08-11-12, 09:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,148
Posted By Face Palm

OK, I think I finally believe him. I just found a...

OK, I think I finally believe him. I just found a picture of Axiom taken by a traffic camera the day he broke all the records. Notice how all the extra wattage gets translated into a jet of pure...
08-11-12, 09:13 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,148
Posted By Face Palm

Just because your bull-headed and frankly...

Just because your bull-headed and frankly dumbfounding attitude inspires other members to rile you a bit or poke fun, does not mean that the dispute over the facts of your statements is any less...
08-11-12, 07:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,148
Posted By Face Palm

Sigh. Why am I not surprised this conversation...

Sigh. Why am I not surprised this conversation has been going on since May, and he still doesn't understand...
08-11-12, 07:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,148
Posted By Face Palm

OMFG, this post makes my head hurt. I don't even...

OMFG, this post makes my head hurt. I don't even know where to start.

http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg503/theory-of-value/facepalm2.gif
08-11-12, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11,217
Views: 949,841
Posted By Face Palm

FWIW, I just got a Swift a couple of weeks ago...

FWIW, I just got a Swift a couple of weeks ago (ordered it from Retrogression actually...about $60 cheaper than elsewhere). It was comfortable from Day 1, and most of my riding is urban, over fairly...
08-11-12, 12:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,201
Posted By Face Palm

There's a really good older thread about this,...

There's a really good older thread about this, focusing mostly on using high-power flashlights as headlamps:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/435347-The-best-headlights-under-50-thread
08-10-12, 10:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,368
Posted By Face Palm

I wish the bumps and hazards on my routes were...

I wish the bumps and hazards on my routes were this nice and round. Much more pleasant to ride over.

Seriously, though, unless you have very little experience riding in urban areas, you learn to...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-12, 10:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,918
Posted By Face Palm

Some basic tips that work for me: * Steel...

Some basic tips that work for me:

* Steel core tire levers. Definitely worth the money;

* Talcum powder on the inner tube. Makes everything slide easier, and makes it harder for the bead to...
Forum: Touring
08-10-12, 05:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By Face Palm

This. If I was really paranoid, I would carry my...

This. If I was really paranoid, I would carry my Road Morph on the frame, and my Lezyne Pressure Drive (size small) in the under-seat bag. The pressure drive takes up less space than a granola bar.
08-10-12, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,093
Posted By Face Palm

I'm on my phone, so will be brief: * I have the...

I'm on my phone, so will be brief:
* I have the ***hedaboudit, and use it with a heavy 4 foot cable that goes through front wheel and saddle rails.
* it is amazing, and takes a lot of worry about...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-12, 01:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,513
Posted By Face Palm

+1. I recommended the Pasela TG's above, but I...

+1. I recommended the Pasela TG's above, but I had just switched from Durano Plus. The only reason I switched was because I wanted something that would not only be awesome on the road (which the DP's...
Forum: Touring
08-10-12, 09:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By Face Palm

I don't tour, but FWIW I had the internal CO2...

I don't tour, but FWIW I had the internal CO2 debate a while back, and came out firmly on the pump side for any situation I'mm likely to find myself in. I used to use a Road Morph G as my primary...
Forum: Touring
08-09-12, 10:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,103
Posted By Face Palm

+1 on the Civia Emerson. i also wanted silver...

+1 on the Civia Emerson. i also wanted silver compact, and add in the 26.0 size, there aren't a lot of options. They're also pretty inexpensive.

It's a pretty nicely designed shape, and...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-12, 10:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 608
Posted By Face Palm

Any chance you have an Android phone? For rides...

Any chance you have an Android phone? For rides through unfamiliar urban areas, I sometimes use the Google Navigation app. The same app that you'd use in a car, and listen to the spoken directions....
Forum: Commuting
08-09-12, 03:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,513
Posted By Face Palm

+1 on the Pasela TG. Fits all your requirements....

+1 on the Pasela TG. Fits all your requirements. I just got some, and they are my new favorite tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-12, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 576
Posted By Face Palm

Another vote for just carrying a wrench. My bike...

Another vote for just carrying a wrench. My bike has track nuts on the front wheel, and I often need to remove the wheel to put the bike in my trunk. I've gotten fast enough that that I can put the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-12, 10:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,430
Posted By Face Palm

It'll deteriorate the foam padding faster, so...

It'll deteriorate the foam padding faster, so they'll need to be replaced sooner.
08-08-12, 09:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,783
Posted By Face Palm

+1. And once the leather is pulled sideways from...

+1. And once the leather is pulled sideways from the taut laces and worn a bit, even the nicest hole gets stretched and distorted.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-12, 08:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,430
Posted By Face Palm

Well, clipless is a whole other discussion, but...

Well, clipless is a whole other discussion, but it is wonderful.

Nashbar has a very basic cycling short for $17.49 right now, and a few more under $25. Not the best but better than nothing:...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-12, 08:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,430
Posted By Face Palm

You're worried about "sensitive issues" and scoff...

You're worried about "sensitive issues" and scoff at bike underwear? What are you wearing now?

Find three pairs of padded liners or shorts on sale for $20 each, rotate/wash them a couple of times...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-12, 04:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 850
Posted By Face Palm

i rode from 2009-2010, and it was like what the...

i rode from 2009-2010, and it was like what the article describes. Not ideal at all...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-12, 04:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,640
Posted By Face Palm

Some of the tool roll types are easy to attach...

Some of the tool roll types are easy to attach with an old toe-strap to the rails. Secure, easier to deal with than velcro, and has a classy old-school look...Something like this:

266257

You...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-12, 04:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 850
Posted By Face Palm

I used to ride that same stretch of the Greenway...

I used to ride that same stretch of the Greenway when i was in NYC. At night, I much preferred to stay on the streets, and I'm a fairly large guy that doesn't make the easiest target. But, it gets...
08-08-12, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,783
Posted By Face Palm

I recently posted some images and notes regarding...

I recently posted some images and notes regarding a Velo Orange leather saddle that I laced. It helped me get a couple of extra years from a saddle that would have been shot otherwise. Here's a link...
08-08-12, 12:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 864
Posted By Face Palm

Do a google search for motorcycle tool bags or...

Do a google search for motorcycle tool bags or pouches. A lot of them look very similar to brooks, but much cheaper.
Forum: Commuting
08-07-12, 11:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,604
Posted By Face Palm

I use a messenger bag, not back-pack, but just a...

I use a messenger bag, not back-pack, but just a quick tip. I needed a new bag, and just scored a really nice Timbuk2 on Ebay for about a 1/4 of retail cost. It was very slightly used per the...
08-07-12, 11:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,818
Posted By Face Palm

Whoa. WHOA. Three inches is a HUGE amount to move...

Whoa. WHOA. Three inches is a HUGE amount to move a saddle forward. There is something majorly wrong with your bike fit if you felt that such a big adjustment was necessary (and I'm trying to imagine...
08-07-12, 09:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 887
Posted By Face Palm

I just got some Pasela TG's to throw on my IRO...

I just got some Pasela TG's to throw on my IRO for the exact some purpose. I'm not going to do crazy off-roading, but there are some pretty nice paths that fit your description that I would like to...
08-07-12, 09:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 868
Posted By Face Palm

So, you want a bike, of some sort, that you'll...

So, you want a bike, of some sort, that you'll ride outdoors, in a perfectly smooth and level environment that is not a velodrome, and you will not be riding in private at home. That about right?
...
08-07-12, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 773
Posted By Face Palm

This. It's handmade, out of organic materials,...

This. It's handmade, out of organic materials, and will not have the exact symmetry of a machine-made object. But seeing as how it will mold to your body, any variation will likely sort itself out...
08-07-12, 08:55 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 20,802
Posted By Face Palm

Yes, because police reports ALWAYS reflect the...

Yes, because police reports ALWAYS reflect the true course of events. No chance of that ever being a mistaken assumption, or that the police would show anti-cyclist prejudice...
08-07-12, 08:45 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 20,802
Posted By Face Palm

For chrissakes. Has none of the preceding...

For chrissakes. Has none of the preceding discussion made any impact upon your decision to complain without seriously supporting your argument or being open to discussion? You speak in such...
08-07-12, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By Face Palm

FWIW, here's an exhaustive list of acronyms used...

FWIW, here's an exhaustive list of acronyms used on the internet and messaging, many of which are used on BF:
http://www.netlingo.com/acronyms.php/

Might be useful to you, or not. YMMV.
Forum: Commuting
08-07-12, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,022
Posted By Face Palm

+1 I just switched from Schwalbe Durano Plus to...

+1
I just switched from Schwalbe Durano Plus to Pasela Tourguards, and love them. A lot. The Duranos are amazing too - bulletproof and fast - but the Paselas are more in your price range, make more...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-12, 12:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,045
Posted By Face Palm

How about going old school and using about 6 or 7...

How about going old school and using about 6 or 7 layers of shellac over black cloth tape? You could do clear shellac for a straight, hard black, or amber for a warmed up looking black. Shiny as...
08-07-12, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By Face Palm

Sure. Will try to grab a shot this week next time...

Sure. Will try to grab a shot this week next time I do it.
08-06-12, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By Face Palm

I have a super-thick 4-foot cable from Kryptonite...

I have a super-thick 4-foot cable from Kryptonite with two loops on the ends. I run it through my front tire, and squeeze it through my saddle rails, and then both end of the cable attach to the...
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