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Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-09, 06:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 997
Posted By cparekh

I have a Speedster S40 and a CR1 Team. I think...

I have a Speedster S40 and a CR1 Team. I think they are incredibly good bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-08, 09:06 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,323
Posted By cparekh

He IS Chuck Norris' father!

He IS Chuck Norris' father!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-08, 09:19 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,125
Posted By cparekh

Damn terrorists ruined my half birthday. Now I...

Damn terrorists ruined my half birthday. Now I feel like a dick every time I go out and celebrate the sixth month anniversary of the one year anniversary of my birth. By the way, when is Lance's half...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-08, 04:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,516
Posted By cparekh

I think the Felt F series and the Scott Speedster...

I think the Felt F series and the Scott Speedster series offer very good value, in that they are high quality frames with top-level components for slightly less than the bigger names like Specialzied...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-08, 04:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,774
Posted By cparekh

I can't personally recommend a book, because we...

I can't personally recommend a book, because we had coaches to help. What we did was take a professional runner in our distance, look at video of him or her running, and compare that to video of us...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-08, 12:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,774
Posted By cparekh

I can give you my experience. I have run a sub...

I can give you my experience. I have run a sub 2:40 marathon, so that puts me in the almost, but not really, elite category. I think the question for your brother (though you asked both) is whether...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-08, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By cparekh

Ah, windstopper (as pointed out above) is...

Ah, windstopper (as pointed out above) is different. It is designed to reside inside the fabric and stops air from passing through the membrane while allowing water (sweat) to escape. The same...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-08, 02:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,812
Posted By cparekh

duct tape. Actually, for my blue Scott, I...

duct tape.

Actually, for my blue Scott, I use the Fizik tape. It matches well.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-08, 01:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By cparekh

Gore Tex (or similar fabrics) are essentially...

Gore Tex (or similar fabrics) are essentially one-way water barriers. In essence, they keep water droplets out while letting smaller water droplets (in the form of sweat vapors) escape. In order to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-08, 11:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,643
Posted By cparekh

Brilliant. We should use this forum to invent...

Brilliant. We should use this forum to invent great bike products. My vote for worst product, however, goes to carbon quick-release skewers. To me, this just seems like a bad idea. I know people like...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-08, 10:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,643
Posted By cparekh

That lock would work with one improvement....

That lock would work with one improvement. Instead of ink, it shoots out angry sea bass with lasers on their heads. These would attack the thief without damaging the bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-08, 03:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,483
Posted By cparekh

When I lived in NYC (which was until August), in...

When I lived in NYC (which was until August), in all those years of biking I never got clipped by a mirror. I did clip several mirrors, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-08, 02:41 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,896
Posted By cparekh

This is a very large cost driver in developing...

This is a very large cost driver in developing economies. A few years ago I did a healthcare consulting project for a developing African nation that was extremely concerned that their cost of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-08, 02:09 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,896
Posted By cparekh

I believe (as do many economists far more...

I believe (as do many economists far more qualified than me) the biggest cost difference driver is the cost of solving the moral hazard / adverse selection problem. In one (or two) sentence, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-08, 01:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,483
Posted By cparekh

I swear, I think a lot of people think hitting a...

I swear, I think a lot of people think hitting a cyclist is like hitting a squirrel-it's probably good to stop and make sure, but if you're in a hurry to get home and watch Dancing With the Stars,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-08, 01:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,490
Posted By cparekh

One caution against expensive, well-ventilated...

One caution against expensive, well-ventilated helmets. I have two helmets, one cheapo Bell and one expensive Bell Sweep R. They are identical safety wise, but the expensive helmet is bad for...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-08, 01:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,483
Posted By cparekh

Did she also not hear or feel the thump when she...

Did she also not hear or feel the thump when she hit you?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-08, 01:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,483
Posted By cparekh

My experience is that the police take hit and run...

My experience is that the police take hit and run very seriously. If the driver had stayed at the scene, then this would probably end up being a nothing matter in the eyes of the police, but hit and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-08, 04:07 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,896
Posted By cparekh

For what it is worth, according to the very good...

For what it is worth, according to the very good economist Tim Harford's book, The Undercover Economist, UK and US citizens are both about equally dissatisfied with their health care systems. He does...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-08, 05:35 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,140
Posted By cparekh

I am constantly asking myself this question. I...

I am constantly asking myself this question. I have professional opinions (I am an economist who deals in competition), but I am still constantly baffled by bike shops.



I don't feel it...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-08, 12:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,234
Posted By cparekh

As Darth Vader said, "Impressive. Most...

As Darth Vader said, "Impressive. Most Impressive."
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-08, 12:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,071
Posted By cparekh

I commute on a 53 X 19. It works fine in Chicago,...

I commute on a 53 X 19. It works fine in Chicago, because the biggest hills are overpasses over the interstate. When I have to ride hills I use a geared bike, and I would never ride in that high a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-08, 12:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,442
Posted By cparekh

My bike shop recommended 73-74 gear inches on my...

My bike shop recommended 73-74 gear inches on my $100 fixie that I built up.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-08, 12:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,442
Posted By cparekh

Picking Up Girls

For those of you interested:

http://hydeparkrecords.net/files/htpug/picking_up.htm


Okay, I've been listening. Holy crap is this thing amazing!!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-08, 12:45 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,442
Posted By cparekh

I think your only problem is that you spell...

I think your only problem is that you spell skillz with an 's' at the end. Other than that, you should be fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-08, 04:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,007
Posted By cparekh

I'd wish for unlimited wishes. :p

I'd wish for unlimited wishes. :p
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-08, 04:41 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,257
Posted By cparekh

Scott Speedster S50 ...

Scott Speedster S50

http://scottusa.com/us_en/product/1670/11909/speedster_s50

components are not as good, but it would come with all the warranties and support of a bike shop. My first modern...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-08, 03:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,767
Posted By cparekh

I prefer "grupp-oh, crap I don't know how to...

I prefer "grupp-oh, crap I don't know how to spell it."
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-08, 11:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,159
Posted By cparekh

Yeah, but it was cheaper for me to buy the...

Yeah, but it was cheaper for me to buy the un-chamiosed version and wear with bib shorts.

For me, it was $150 for the bib shorts and $70 for the un-padded tights. If I went padded it with both, it...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-08, 11:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,155
Posted By cparekh

Sorry you had a bad experience. I have had both...

Sorry you had a bad experience. I have had both good and bad experiences there. Unfortunately, and I have a few theories why, bike shops are, on average, very, very poor at customer service. You...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-08, 09:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,155
Posted By cparekh

Go to R & A Cycles on 5th Avenue in Brooklyn....

Go to R & A Cycles on 5th Avenue in Brooklyn. It's easy to get there from out in Manhattan. Just take any of the subway lines that go to Atlantic Avenue (B, Q, 2, 3, 4, 5, D, M, N, R) and just walk...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-08, 07:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,381
Posted By cparekh

So so skinny jeans.

So so skinny jeans.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-08, 01:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,824
Posted By cparekh

No, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last...

No, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

Seriously, I work about 80 hours a week, and I find time to ride most everyday. It just means that I don't get to do other things. If racing...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-08, 02:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,824
Posted By cparekh

I want to say two words to you. Just two words:...

I want to say two words to you. Just two words: Professional Cyclist.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-08, 04:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,993
Posted By cparekh

:lol: ...

:lol:

http://cardiogirl.net/Graphics/BillyMays.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-08, 12:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,899
Posted By cparekh

Okay. Thanks for the clarification.

Okay. Thanks for the clarification.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-08, 11:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,899
Posted By cparekh

Part of the problem may be people that people are...

Part of the problem may be people that people are fat, but the height is an issue too.

Here is the Assos sizing chart:

Size Height Waist
Small (S) ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-08, 11:14 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,834
Posted By cparekh

Good call! According to Sheldon Brown's gear...

Good call! According to Sheldon Brown's gear calculator,

175mm cranks at 90 RPM will top out at 33.9 mph using a 53 X 11. At 100 RPM, you would hit 37.7, however. This must be the (sole) reason I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-08, 11:09 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,834
Posted By cparekh

The commute becomes a simple affair once you...

The commute becomes a simple affair once you accept the fact that we're all just killing time until we die. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-08, 10:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,754
Posted By cparekh

Just bend it back. I wash mine in the washing...

Just bend it back. I wash mine in the washing machine.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-08, 03:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,240
Posted By cparekh

In my triathlon swim class, we work on keeping...

In my triathlon swim class, we work on keeping our body out of the water as much as possible by pushing our bodies down into the water. This has an obvious cycling analog: counterfalling. In order to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-08, 01:20 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,263
Posted By cparekh

You guys are all lying! You could not be...

You guys are all lying! You could not be countersteering. I know this because I invented it last night, along with inventing swallowing, sleeping, and pressing the button labeled with the desired...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-08, 02:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,154
Posted By cparekh

Drink! It's good for you. Keep ONE HAND ON THE...

Drink! It's good for you. Keep ONE HAND ON THE BAR, and reach down with your other hand and grab the bottle. I am assuming you are not an amputee.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-08, 02:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,522
Posted By cparekh

They should make a t-shirt that says that.

They should make a t-shirt that says that.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-08, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 482
Posted By cparekh

AFAIK, as long as it is in powder form, you are...

AFAIK, as long as it is in powder form, you are allowed. That being said, as a weekly traveler, I have pretty much stopped caring about the liquid ban. At least in the elite lines at LaGuardia and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-08, 02:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,522
Posted By cparekh

Clearly came from Alaska. I bet Todd "First Dude"...

Clearly came from Alaska. I bet Todd "First Dude" Palin did it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-08, 12:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,194
Posted By cparekh

My stem is flat. I flipped it because I got a...

My stem is flat. I flipped it because I got a scratch on one side, and I didn't like looking at it. No change in the fit.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-08, 10:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,722
Posted By cparekh

Oh, okay. I was confused. I thought pounds were a...

Oh, okay. I was confused. I thought pounds were a measure of weight, not a measure of mass, in the King's measurement system. Thanks for the lesson.

I see from this...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-08, 06:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,722
Posted By cparekh

The difference is that mass stays the same...

The difference is that mass stays the same anywhere in the universe, but weight changes with gravity. So, my kg stays the same on the moon, but my lbs changes. You are right, though, it makes no...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-08, 04:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 840
Posted By cparekh

As others have said, blowing into the tubes works...

As others have said, blowing into the tubes works just fine. I just carry the CO2. Used to carry a frame pump and rarely used it. Now I carry the CO2 and rarely use it. Every now and then, I do flat,...
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