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Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-04, 07:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 869
Posted By Rotifer

The problem lies in steel and aluminium parts...

The problem lies in steel and aluminium parts contacting each other. Don't grease a carbon post - it shouldn't be necessary. Grease attracts crap, therefore, avoid it when able.
10-13-03, 11:13 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,197
Posted By Rotifer

Yeah, when the sun is in my eyes I speed up and...

Yeah, when the sun is in my eyes I speed up and assume the path is clear. No doubt, the motorist will be cleared and the cyclist quickly forgotten - a reminder to keep you eyes open and ride...
10-07-03, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By Rotifer

The problem I have with longer cranks is that I...

The problem I have with longer cranks is that I tend to smack the sides of ruts, roots and rocks. I can't tell you off hand what length my cranks are, but I'll check if you are interested. Of...
09-25-03, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By Rotifer

I gather you are talking about a front...

I gather you are talking about a front derailleur? Sorry, "mech" is a new term for me.
09-16-03, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By Rotifer

For some of the more technical courses they are...

For some of the more technical courses they are useful, I have Campy on my roadbike and get tired of the mushy Shimano feel on my cross bike. Then again, controlling speed with wise shifting and...
09-16-03, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 433
Posted By Rotifer

A little late but ... No, it's not to late. Get...

A little late but ... No, it's not to late. Get out there and race! If nothing else, use the races to train for the Nationals (http://www.usacycling.org/news/user/story.php?id=109) - in Portland...
08-11-03, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By Rotifer

Try Bicycletires.com...

Try Bicycletires.com (http://www.bicycletires.com/tek9.asp?pg=products&manuf=30).
07-15-03, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By Rotifer

You won't escape hills within 15 miles of Queen...

You won't escape hills within 15 miles of Queen Anne - nor are the islands flat. Plus the whole area is swarming with "tourons" at this time of year. The good news ... it's a great place to ride...
07-10-03, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,254
Posted By Rotifer

I rode with these guys ...

I rode with these guys (http://www.strongframes.com/) in Bozeman recently and, well, I've never seen anyone ride a cross bike on the stuff we tackled - one of them was on a singlespeed.
03-28-03, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 999
Posted By Rotifer

I've had them twice. Here's the cure. Razor...

I've had them twice. Here's the cure.

Razor Blade
Rubbing Alcohol
Band Aids
Beer

Take a bath, swab the cycst with alcohol, sterilize the blade with alcohol, slam beer and go to town. Works...
03-28-03, 04:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 959
Posted By Rotifer

Reload Bags - nice products and they respond...

Reload Bags - nice products and they respond (http://www.wavelo.com/forums/index.php?act=ST&f=6&t=104&hl=reload&st=30) if you write them.
Dirt Rag (http://www.dirtragmag.com/home.php)
Pricepoint -...
03-28-03, 04:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,522
Posted By Rotifer

Exactly. This is why I'm tolerant of poseurs.

Exactly. This is why I'm tolerant of poseurs.
03-26-03, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 975
Posted By Rotifer

What class are you racing? You can easily win a...

What class are you racing? You can easily win a beginner race on a 30lb bike. Sport, probably not.
03-24-03, 11:34 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,113
Posted By Rotifer

Recommended by whom?

Recommended by whom?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-03, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By Rotifer

Wow, he's going to be kissing his wife's butt for...

Wow, he's going to be kissing his wife's butt for months - what an idiot. I feel for you man, that must have been scary as hell. I'm with Michael. Their insurance company will try to pin you down...
03-20-03, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 994
Posted By Rotifer

He's also working on his doctorate in history. ...

He's also working on his doctorate in history. But yes, I miss Velocipedio as well.
03-20-03, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,878
Posted By Rotifer

I always assumed they were designed to be really...

I always assumed they were designed to be really tight - works for me, and I have a big head. Have you thought of cutting a small slit in the back and sowing in a bit of elastic?
03-20-03, 02:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 553
Posted By Rotifer

Any frame can break (as Mal alluded to). Do you...

Any frame can break (as Mal alluded to). Do you have a good relationship with an LBS? If you do, they can always get a frame warrantied for you - where it was purchased, or who bought it, isn't an...
03-19-03, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3,715
Views: 314,015
Posted By Rotifer

Rocky Mountain Hammer Race frame with mucho...

Rocky Mountain Hammer Race frame with mucho component changes.


http://www.wavelo.com/images/Resize-Wizard-2.jpg
03-19-03, 12:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,311
Posted By Rotifer

By the way, I've seen Oakley's break innumerable...

By the way, I've seen Oakley's break innumerable times. Their warranty is no-fuss, but it takes time and it sucks not to have your glasses (I've seen a few Oakley devotees switch). I had a pair of...
03-19-03, 11:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,311
Posted By Rotifer

I bought the Addidas Evil Eye...

I bought the Addidas Evil Eye (http://www.fogdog.com/product/index.jsp?productId=1218023) with prescription clip-in for riding. They work very well and both the nose and ear pieces are adjustable. ...
03-18-03, 04:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,113
Posted By Rotifer

Hey, young males sometimes need a gentle nudge...

Hey, young males sometimes need a gentle nudge toward the deodorized world.
03-18-03, 04:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,113
Posted By Rotifer

You're right, I shouldn't have said anything...

You're right, I shouldn't have said anything about your Jeep. The tone the thread was developing hacked me off, neither do I like it when upright riders slam recumbent riders, xc riders slam dh'rs,...
03-18-03, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By Rotifer

I had the same bike for a few years, even the...

I had the same bike for a few years, even the same color.
03-18-03, 02:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,113
Posted By Rotifer

Bright and insightful, give the man a cigar....

Bright and insightful, give the man a cigar. (http://www.brianlopes.com/profile.htm)

Don't forget Tomac. (http://www.tomac.com/english/html/info/john_bio.html)

At least the kids were riding...
03-17-03, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By Rotifer

Get the Marzocchi.

Get the Marzocchi.
03-14-03, 04:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,102
Posted By Rotifer

22. Closest I can get to owning a WRC car or...

22. Closest I can get to owning a WRC car or Ferrari.
Forum: Commuting
03-14-03, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By Rotifer

I've visited quite a bit, you won't be...

I've visited quite a bit, you won't be disappointed by the biking.
03-13-03, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 698
Posted By Rotifer

I had this happen a couple of months ago on my...

I had this happen a couple of months ago on my cross bike. Not fun is it?
03-13-03, 12:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,231
Posted By Rotifer

I thought exactly the same thing as RacerX, but...

I thought exactly the same thing as RacerX, but decided against posting it. These things are ridiculous. First rule of cycleclub, keep your knees in.
03-13-03, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By Rotifer

Component spec is very important, as was already...

Component spec is very important, as was already pointed out. I'd be a bit cautious considering the fact that it has been sitting around for years.
03-12-03, 05:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,208
Posted By Rotifer

Then why the F*** do we have marked bike lanes? ...

Then why the F*** do we have marked bike lanes? Were I to drive my car down a sidewalk, or railroad tracks, as a reasonable person, I would assume that I was likely to injure someone. I think the...
03-12-03, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By Rotifer

I recently bought this Castelli Bib Short...

I recently bought this Castelli Bib Short...
03-11-03, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 689
Posted By Rotifer

You can get it out. Or, take it to a machine...

You can get it out. Or, take it to a machine shop. If they're nice blokes they'll do it for a fiver.
03-07-03, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,147
Posted By Rotifer

If you love plastic and poor customer service -...

If you love plastic and poor customer service - go with Manitou. If you like machined bits and great service, go with Marzocchi. It sounds like we have different needs, but I recently bought one of...
03-07-03, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 810
Posted By Rotifer

That's cool. If your face was visible, courtesy...

That's cool. If your face was visible, courtesy would pretty much require that he ask your permission.
Forum: Commuting
03-06-03, 07:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,226
Posted By Rotifer

Lovin'

Lovin'
03-06-03, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 431
Posted By Rotifer

Go with the flow and make as many new friends as...

Go with the flow and make as many new friends as possible. Good luck!
03-06-03, 04:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,337
Posted By Rotifer

The bright orange Treks from the early 90's were...

The bright orange Treks from the early 90's were pretty bad.
03-06-03, 11:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,813
Posted By Rotifer

Disks are great, you'd never regret buying them. ...

Disks are great, you'd never regret buying them. In order to wring the most out of your v's, though, you must have ceramic rims.
Forum: Commuting
03-05-03, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By Rotifer

I had this happen on a daily basis in Ireland,...

I had this happen on a daily basis in Ireland, amazingly friendly people.
03-05-03, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,282
Posted By Rotifer

Dude, don't post the same question in multiple...

Dude, don't post the same question in multiple forums. Welcome, by the way.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?s=&threadid=22507
03-04-03, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By Rotifer

I've had few problems with my Open Pro/Ultegra...

I've had few problems with my Open Pro/Ultegra combo - and I've raced and ridden them pretty aggressively. Neither am I a light guy, 170-80.
03-04-03, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,209
Posted By Rotifer

Hey, invest in a decent trailer - your child is...

Hey, invest in a decent trailer - your child is worth it. My sister and her husband have a piece-of-crap Trek that converts to an equally worthless stroller. I used a BOB for my son, they don't...
03-04-03, 01:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,471
Posted By Rotifer

I like the Euro method - get by you as quickly as...

I like the Euro method - get by you as quickly as possible while giving you what little space you need. They can keep their hands off the horn. And yeah if people are cool (i especially like it...
03-04-03, 01:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,651
Posted By Rotifer

It's a great place to ride. A friend of mine and...

It's a great place to ride. A friend of mine and I rode the length of the country in one day a few years ago - the bike "roads" are like nothing I've ever seen. There are overpasses, underpasses -...
03-03-03, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By Rotifer

You'll have to let us know how this went. I had...

You'll have to let us know how this went. I had planned to go, filled out a volunteer form even - nobody contacted me. Further, I've heard it's lame. If they've gotten their act together, kick me...
03-03-03, 04:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By Rotifer

It would be pretty easy to take this guy out and...

It would be pretty easy to take this guy out and claim he ran in to you while fleeing the scene of an attack. I sympathize with Chris' point, however, I'd do it.
03-03-03, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By Rotifer

It shouldn't be a problem as long as you don't...

It shouldn't be a problem as long as you don't run outside with your bike, hop on and stomp the pedals. Pick-up your bike by the seatpost and pedal a revolution or two.
03-03-03, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,076
Posted By Rotifer

And, you have a cute and talented daughter Mr....

And, you have a cute and talented daughter Mr. Brown.

http://www.ccs.neu.edu/home/tova/
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