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05-11-11, 06:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,614
Posted By ScottRock

IMO, you have the best summers.

IMO, you have the best summers.
05-11-11, 02:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,614
Posted By ScottRock

NYC by way of Ohio, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

NYC by way of Ohio, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
05-09-11, 01:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,192
Posted By ScottRock

1) Leave it, best option 2) Consider bullhorns...

1) Leave it, best option
2) Consider bullhorns if you don't spend a lot of time in the drops, my option
05-08-11, 11:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,735
Posted By ScottRock

I'd think that my seatpost would be shorter, if...

I'd think that my seatpost would be shorter, if anything, on a larger frame. Don't have a pic handy but eyeballing it looks like there's ~3 inches from the seatpost clamp to the thingy on the seat...
05-08-11, 11:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,735
Posted By ScottRock

Woah woah woah. I have a 32" inseam and fit on a...

Woah woah woah. I have a 32" inseam and fit on a 55 cm Kilo. How tall are you? I'm 5'10" and actually feel a tiny bit cramped cockpit-wise, since the Kilo's a more compact bike. If you're a taller...
05-08-11, 08:59 AM
Replies: 28,352
Views: 941,280
Posted By ScottRock

Woke up early today to beat the Central Park...

Woke up early today to beat the Central Park crowds and wound up in the middle of a large 4 mile run, for Japan (http://www.nyrr.org/races/2011/r0508x00.asp). Going through an intersection a...
05-07-11, 06:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 891
Posted By ScottRock

The whole love of vintage aside, steel makes for...

The whole love of vintage aside, steel makes for a more comfortable ride at not a huge tradeoff for performance. The majority of folks searching for an ssfg in your price range want the bike simply...
05-07-11, 05:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,175
Posted By ScottRock

Everyone rationalizes their purchases in...

Everyone rationalizes their purchases in different ways. I'm glad you found yours.

Also clean & minimalistic DNE art. Gosh
05-05-11, 08:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,746
Posted By ScottRock

Cool brah. Enjoy.

Cool brah. Enjoy.
05-04-11, 08:32 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 9,568
Posted By ScottRock

Just dropped to 70 from 74 on the Kilo. It feels...

Just dropped to 70 from 74 on the Kilo. It feels like i'm lifted by angels on hills.

I guess i'll have to go 48x19 now that i know it's the Devil's GI.
05-04-11, 08:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,456
Posted By ScottRock

Poser. Real men split their own wood, with their...

Poser. Real men split their own wood, with their own artisanal ax (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/01/garden/01peter.html).
05-04-11, 11:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,146
Posted By ScottRock

You know, if the saddle is cheap enough, why...

You know, if the saddle is cheap enough, why don't you just get another? Since you obviously liked it well enough to ride it raw.

I love my Specialized Avatar but my butt probably isn't the same...
05-04-11, 09:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,417
Posted By ScottRock

I Swore that the original title was "immanent...

I Swore that the original title was "immanent stress fracture." It makes negative sense for me to say that Epic misspelled the contextually wrong word.

But there is no edit on the OP, and i posted...
05-04-11, 06:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,417
Posted By ScottRock

I just want to say that this is my favorite...

I just want to say that this is my favorite misspelling so far. "Immanence...refers to philosophical and metaphysical theories of divine presence, in which the divine is seen to be manifested in or...
05-03-11, 11:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,483
Posted By ScottRock

Currently only a fg due to my lack of space.

Currently only a fg due to my lack of space.
05-03-11, 11:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,746
Posted By ScottRock

The ones i know of mount on the derailleur hanger...

The ones i know of mount on the derailleur hanger and are of the latter variety. Let us know what the finished product looks like.
05-03-11, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 321
Posted By ScottRock

This is my TdF go-to guide: The Yellow Jersey...

This is my TdF go-to guide: The Yellow Jersey Companion to the Tour de France (http://www.amazon.com/Yellow-Jersey-Companion-Tour-France/dp/0224063189). I'll try to find my copy.

If i recall it...
05-03-11, 07:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,746
Posted By ScottRock

You'll want a 3/32" chain, maybe try a KMC chain...

You'll want a 3/32" chain, maybe try a KMC chain greater than Z500. If you are going single speed (freewheel) then your best bet would be to use a chain tensioner; they make some that are...
Forum: Northeast
05-02-11, 08:54 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,046
Posted By ScottRock

The Tour de Bronx is great and free (October)....

The Tour de Bronx is great and free (October). Tour de Brooklyn is coming up in June, the Tour de Queens is July. Details are at the TA website (http://www.transalt.org/).

Out of pure curiosity,...
05-02-11, 09:53 AM
Replies: 28,352
Views: 941,280
Posted By ScottRock

Thanks! Didn't feel like carrying a bag for the...

Thanks! Didn't feel like carrying a bag for the whole trip. I unfortunately didn't take many bike pictures, which is too bad, since the whole thing was like a big moving car show with thirty thousand...
05-02-11, 08:29 AM
Replies: 28,352
Views: 941,280
Posted By ScottRock

Yesterday i rode the Five Boro Bike Tour. Well,...

Yesterday i rode the Five Boro Bike Tour. Well, half-rode, and half-waited-hours-for-people-to-clear-the-bottlenecks. I'm wearing Scrod's pants...
04-29-11, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By ScottRock

How are you gripping your drops? Are you gripping...

How are you gripping your drops? Are you gripping the second bend or are you gripping the flat part (the part parallel to the ground)? If the former, i'd go with ergo bars. If the latter, you might...
04-27-11, 11:35 PM
Replies: 28,352
Views: 941,280
Posted By ScottRock

Too beaucoup? Guess not.

Too beaucoup? Guess not.
04-27-11, 09:31 PM
Replies: 28,352
Views: 941,280
Posted By ScottRock

Where i did my undergrad labs were incorporated...

Where i did my undergrad labs were incorporated into all science classes, which were worth just as many credits as non-science classes. That blew.

Today i got a lot of stuff in the mail, but...
04-26-11, 11:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,002
Posted By ScottRock

Because you like your cancers specific?

Because you like your cancers specific?
04-26-11, 01:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By ScottRock

I'm not sure i agree with your math there....

I'm not sure i agree with your math there. Nonetheless, this is a ****ing great story. Up there with the roadie who outran the Harley Davidson. And 22% on 69 gi. Holy barf.
04-25-11, 10:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,365
Posted By ScottRock

Guilty. I mean, if i were really anal about...

Guilty.

I mean, if i were really anal about foot retention, i'd go clipless.
04-25-11, 10:54 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 16,687
Posted By ScottRock

I am pretty sure. Also growing up in Michigan,...

I am pretty sure. Also growing up in Michigan, which is like Canada's Puerto Rico, i was always taught that oarlocks do not a canoe make. Canoe or not, that's still an awesome picture, and i would...
04-25-11, 04:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,365
Posted By ScottRock

Is your problem that you can't thread the straps...

Is your problem that you can't thread the straps through the pedal? I don't have a picture right now (i can take one when i get back), but my pedals (GR-9's) don't accept double straps. What i wound...
04-25-11, 02:46 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 16,687
Posted By ScottRock

Dude, that's so awesome, but a) that ain't a...

Dude, that's so awesome, but a) that ain't a canoe, and b) the boat challenge was already taken.
04-24-11, 04:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,072
Posted By ScottRock

Do you know if the chafing is coming from...

Do you know if the chafing is coming from friction between your thighs and your gooch, or is it from the saddle itself? If the former, i'd recommend vaseline (common backpacker problem & solution)....
04-23-11, 11:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,763
Posted By ScottRock

The idea is that with platforms you only exert...

The idea is that with platforms you only exert force on the pedals with the downstroke, or ~25% of the total cycle. With clips you exert it on the downstroke and the upstroke (50%), and clipless you...
04-23-11, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By ScottRock

If you're really set on matching components,...

If you're really set on matching components, Shimano does make levers minus shifters (Level R600). They're still pricey compared to ones you already have.
04-22-11, 05:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,603
Posted By ScottRock

It could be worse. Winnebago County, Illinois,...

It could be worse. Winnebago County, Illinois, for example.
04-21-11, 01:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,856
Posted By ScottRock

Fork tube is 1 1/8"? I think you're out of luck...

Fork tube is 1 1/8"? I think you're out of luck if that's the case.
04-21-11, 12:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By ScottRock

I think, by definition, "new classic" is an...

I think, by definition, "new classic" is an oxymoron. Classic things are so only in retrospective.
04-20-11, 04:41 PM
Replies: 28,352
Views: 941,280
Posted By ScottRock

Today i watched Barça fall to Madrid in a crazy...

Today i watched Barça fall to Madrid in a crazy Copa del Rey. The two RMA fans in the bar went wild.
04-20-11, 04:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,966
Posted By ScottRock

fantastic

fantastic
04-20-11, 10:28 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,966
Posted By ScottRock

I saw thousands upon thousands of Indians doing...

I saw thousands upon thousands of Indians doing the fixed thing in Delhi and on NH 1, and thought we could all use a little more "developing country" in this hizouse.

In reality it was a nice way...
04-19-11, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5,484
Views: 1,280,895
Posted By ScottRock

Some folks just like to give their dominant hand...

Some folks just like to give their dominant hand control of the dominant brake. Sheldon Brown (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/brakturn.html), for instance.
04-18-11, 09:59 PM
Replies: 28,352
Views: 941,280
Posted By ScottRock

Today i ran, did not ride. It's supposed to rain...

Today i ran, did not ride. It's supposed to rain til Thursday now. Ride bikes every day!

Dookie, glad you and your folks are ok. Tornadoes ain't no fun.
04-15-11, 04:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,207
Posted By ScottRock

OK, i see. $100 is much more reasonable. My take...

OK, i see. $100 is much more reasonable. My take on tools is if you're learning how to build & service your bike, you're gonna need the tools eventually. But since labor's a lot cheaper than i...
04-15-11, 03:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,680
Posted By ScottRock

OP, it would help if we knew what sort of shoes...

OP, it would help if we knew what sort of shoes you wear when you ride.

I endorse GR-9's with All City leather doubles. With a bit of modification the doubles work fine. I wear them with Sambas.
04-15-11, 03:44 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,207
Posted By ScottRock

That's like $400 labor. Maybe that's typical but...

That's like $400 labor. Maybe that's typical but it sure seems excessive for something someone with a bit of time and motivation can do themselves. If you have tools, or are going to buy the tools...
04-15-11, 03:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,572
Posted By ScottRock

i actually think the opposite is true, at least...

i actually think the opposite is true, at least in certain places near me

How old are you? **** the haters and just ride better. Get a complete and work up to a project bike.
04-14-11, 12:05 AM
Replies: 639
Views: 43,823
Posted By ScottRock

I would consider the Canon S90. A while ago i was...

I would consider the Canon S90. A while ago i was comparing the S90 and G11 for the gf. It was one of those gifts that's also kind of a gift to yourself. They have essentially the same sensor, both...
04-12-11, 11:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,699
Posted By ScottRock

You could always wait until 5, when crime rates...

You could always wait until 5, when crime rates tend to drop off [pdf] (http://www.forecastingprinciples.com/files/pdf/Felson_and_Poulsen,_Simple.pdf).
04-12-11, 11:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,562
Posted By ScottRock

These...

These (http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/09/dancing-with-her-eyes-down-silent-streets/) folks (http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/19/feeling-new-york-citys-restless-pulse/) might disagree.
04-12-11, 11:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,562
Posted By ScottRock

To be fair, the argument EpicSchwinn was...

To be fair, the argument EpicSchwinn was responding to wasn't framed in the best way, and i do think that the logical extension of "people will make choices, deal with it" is drunk driving = ok. As...
04-12-11, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,486
Posted By ScottRock

Agreed. I have the same setup and climbing is a...

Agreed. I have the same setup and climbing is a pita when out of the drops.

OP, if your tape is super squishy you'll fatigue your hands much faster than if it's harder. I doubt that's your problem...
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