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Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-10, 08:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,583
Posted By Surferbruce

One cool thing you'll find is lots of shops sell...

One cool thing you'll find is lots of shops sell used bikes, unlike here in the states. You need to search around a bit, but at least in France I saw lots of great slightly used bikes. You'll make...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-10, 10:36 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,146
Posted By Surferbruce

I'll be back in France this summer for a few...

I'll be back in France this summer for a few weeks, then in October I'm moving there for good! In the Midi Pyrenees region north of Toulouse. Can't wait to get back to the good life.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-10, 08:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,061
Posted By Surferbruce

They worked for Pantani, not to mention Rebellin...

They worked for Pantani, not to mention Rebellin and Ballan.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-10, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By Surferbruce

if you're putting record on it go with the Wilier...

if you're putting record on it go with the Wilier for sure!!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-10, 09:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 907
Posted By Surferbruce

The Eurus are great, but I'd just get Zondas and...

The Eurus are great, but I'd just get Zondas and save the cash. Great wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-10, 09:09 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-10, 06:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,620
Posted By Surferbruce

all I can say is I rode a Composit for a couple...

all I can say is I rode a Composit for a couple months and it was the worst saddle ever. like riding on a 2x4.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-10, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By Surferbruce

Last year we rode the Col D'Aspin the morning of...

Last year we rode the Col D'Aspin the morning of the stage and watched they guys go past a couple hours later. Just spend the day and join the masses.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-10, 09:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,455
Posted By Surferbruce

Torelli Torinos!!!!

Torelli Torinos!!!!
03-01-10, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,382
Posted By Surferbruce

there's a guy here in L.A. who makes frames named...

there's a guy here in L.A. who makes frames named Eric Zimmerman (Zimmeran Bicycle works) but I can't find a link right now.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-10, 11:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,081
Posted By Surferbruce

The state of the roads here in So.Cal is...

The state of the roads here in So.Cal is horrendous. It's what happens when you gut the government and waste our tax dollars on bloated private contracts. Give it a few more years and see what...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-10, 08:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 958
Posted By Surferbruce

Cantal cheese was my absolute favorite.

Cantal cheese was my absolute favorite.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-10, 08:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 958
Posted By Surferbruce

We're kicking around different ideas, but today...

We're kicking around different ideas, but today we both said to each other basically sooner rather than later. What I loved about over there was the simplicity of life (remember we were NOT in...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-10, 01:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 958
Posted By Surferbruce

A Year in France (the return)

Hey kids
Been a while since I've even been on BF but a little update has been in order. In September we had to make the hard decision to return to the states after our amazing year in SW France (...
02-25-10, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By Surferbruce

Indeed I am. We've been back since October and...

Indeed I am. We've been back since October and I've been very absent from BF. We were hoping to stay permanently but it just wasn't the right time, so we're back for a while until things line up...
02-24-10, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By Surferbruce

I'm signed up.

I'm signed up.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-09, 11:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,478
Posted By Surferbruce

the Rubinos offer pretty damn good durability....

the Rubinos offer pretty damn good durability. that's be my choice, but, if you get em at super good deal there's few clinchers that ride as nice as the Open Corsa's. might as well treat yourself to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-09, 04:50 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,906
Posted By Surferbruce

newer is not always better. I seem to be spending...

newer is not always better. I seem to be spending much less time on here.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-09, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By Surferbruce

Bring it back!

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=172901862861&ref=search&sid=1209020114.2390226854..1
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-09, 10:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,366
Posted By Surferbruce

I don't mind added features but why the new look?...

I don't mind added features but why the new look? It's hideous, and I just can't grasp the need to change something that works...the damn type font is so small I can barely see it. Real bummer.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-09, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 966
Posted By Surferbruce

do yourself a favor and hunt down some Torelli...

do yourself a favor and hunt down some Torelli Torinos.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-09, 08:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 832
Posted By Surferbruce

+1 -near perfect bars

+1 -near perfect bars
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-09, 09:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,042
Posted By Surferbruce

they do look a bit like a dangling turd though.

they do look a bit like a dangling turd though.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-09, 09:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,042
Posted By Surferbruce

I think it was Anquetil who would take his bottle...

I think it was Anquetil who would take his bottle off his bike and put it in his jersey because he claimed a difference. Nothing to do with your question really, but fwiw I use a saddlebag...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-09, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By Surferbruce

you'll love it. nice choice.

you'll love it. nice choice.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-09, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,064
Posted By Surferbruce

I've been using a 909 for the last couple years....

I've been using a 909 for the last couple years. Fit's my noggin better than anything else I tried. I did shave a little bit of the foam from the very front of the inside as I found it dug into my...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-09, 10:39 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 31,178
Posted By Surferbruce

[QUOTE=PedallingATX;10006614]http://farm4.static.f...

[QUOTE=PedallingATX;10006614]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3019/3016116667_ee601a4b79_b.jpg
I agree the Noahs are hideous. This however is ridiculous (and I mean that in that in the best sense).
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-09, 10:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By Surferbruce

give it time, and STRETCH!

give it time, and STRETCH!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-09, 10:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By Surferbruce

NOT too small. likely right on.

NOT too small. likely right on.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-09, 09:39 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 31,178
Posted By Surferbruce

no idea who's is best, but i'd take garysol's...

no idea who's is best, but i'd take garysol's serotta frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-09, 11:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,095
Posted By Surferbruce

i've always been a big fan of Campys mid range...

i've always been a big fan of Campys mid range groups (Centaur on the road bike, used to have Veloce on the cross rig) and they work perfectly fine. If I was to go with whole new drivetrain now, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-09, 10:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,906
Posted By Surferbruce

i've seen much worse.

i've seen much worse.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-09, 10:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,780
Posted By Surferbruce

Those Baum's are gorgeous, but I'd have to go...

Those Baum's are gorgeous, but I'd have to go with Eriksen.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-09, 10:42 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,476
Posted By Surferbruce

get some Torelli Torinos. They're around 30$,...

get some Torelli Torinos. They're around 30$, maybe a couple dollars more, but they're far and away the best tires for the money I've ever tried. Handmade, open tubular style, better than most tires...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-09, 10:51 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-09, 08:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,136
Posted By Surferbruce

clear nail polish and ride.

clear nail polish and ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-09, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By Surferbruce

it could be, but then I'd have to title it "So...

it could be, but then I'd have to title it "So right"...
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z85/daisydoe/images-1.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-09, 12:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By Surferbruce

swiped it from velogogo.

swiped it from velogogo.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-09, 12:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By Surferbruce

So wrong

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z85/daisydoe/tumblr_kq8udeBULf1qz6ktho1_500.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-09, 10:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,508
Posted By Surferbruce

unnecessary, and a bit overkill, but at least...

unnecessary, and a bit overkill, but at least it's being adopted as a standard, unlike the days of octalink, isis, square taper, etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-09, 08:38 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,400
Posted By Surferbruce

1. riding Pyreneean cols is really fun. 2....

1. riding Pyreneean cols is really fun.
2. Paris-Roubaix is better in person.
3. The TDF is better on t.v.
4. The wines of the Midi Pyrenees are highly underrated
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-09, 01:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 573
Posted By Surferbruce

Torelli Torinos. best tire for the money out...

Torelli Torinos. best tire for the money out there.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-09, 02:16 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-09, 01:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,776
Posted By Surferbruce

Indeed it is the best month of the year here in...

Indeed it is the best month of the year here in southwest France. Off today for some cruising around the Lot valley up near Figeac. I've been pretty much off the bike since mid July and it's rough...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-09, 02:01 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 12,117
Posted By Surferbruce

as a fellow euro-wannabe i have to lay my money...

as a fellow euro-wannabe i have to lay my money on the cad.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-09, 01:38 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,714
Posted By Surferbruce

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z85/daisydoe/tu...

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z85/daisydoe/tumblr_kpikwm7aHp1qz6ktho1_500.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-09, 01:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,452
Posted By Surferbruce

you don't want a frame that flexs a lot, you want...

you don't want a frame that flexs a lot, you want a frame with a nice compliant ride quality. That said, most current frames (particularly top end carbon) are way stiffer that needed for most of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-09, 12:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,792
Posted By Surferbruce

Zondas are fantastic all around wheels. Can't...

Zondas are fantastic all around wheels. Can't speak to the other two, but the Zondas are one of my all time fave's. I've put some serious abuse on mine (including a fair bit of riding on Belgian...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-09, 12:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,152
Posted By Surferbruce

my first thought is to wonder if the rear dr...

my first thought is to wonder if the rear dr housing at the back is too short. I find it's best to install it uncut, at the length that comes in the box.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-09, 02:35 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,270
Posted By Surferbruce

I'd probably go 1. Scott 2. Giant 3....

I'd probably go
1. Scott
2. Giant
3. Cervelo
really the high end offerings from any of them would be fine. Probably put Specialized at the bottom of the list though.
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