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Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-08, 09:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,265
Posted By VT to CA

Incorrect.

Incorrect.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-08, 08:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,507
Posted By VT to CA

Dick move. I'm the last guy to believe that one...

Dick move. I'm the last guy to believe that one somehow "owes it" to the local shop to buy there, but using their time and putting wear on their product while knowing you're going to buy elsewhere is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-08, 04:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,032
Posted By VT to CA

Thanks, bro. The red doesn't actually look too...

Thanks, bro. The red doesn't actually look too bad... although I'd go a littler deeper darker red if I did it... but that white looks really dope. Think that's what I'm doing...

And I vote for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-08, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,032
Posted By VT to CA

Pick The Bar Color... Photo-shoppers encouraged...

Still waiting on some Avid Flakjackets. In the meantime, let's get OCP.

I assumed I would go white to match the saddle... but as I build it up, the white rear/black front is starting to look...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-08, 08:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,962
Posted By VT to CA

Tell them to fix their scale.

Tell them to fix their scale.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-08, 07:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 537
Posted By VT to CA

Anyone heard of an ITM "The Bar" catastrophically failing?

Have been thinking about ITM's The Bar and The Stem combo (in 25.8)... they both seem just about as light as an alloy bar and stem can get.

Just read some horror stories about the stem snapping,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-08, 08:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,045
Posted By VT to CA

Craigslist should have a secondary site called...

Craigslist should have a secondary site called something like "Craigslist National"... it would differ from ebay in that it wouldn't be an auction site- there'd be a "Buy It" tab, where you pay the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-08, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By VT to CA

Idiot, when you log on and see that you've posted...

Idiot, when you log on and see that you've posted a thread you didn't write, know that I think you are a jackass. Didn't you learn your lesson with the eBay fiasco?... :lol:

Mods, delete the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-08, 04:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,252
Posted By VT to CA

This is exactly what I'm talking about. If a...

This is exactly what I'm talking about. If a football player was tested for steroids and his sample came back clean, that would be the end of it. The NFL would NEVER throw out their charter and laws...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-08, 11:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,252
Posted By VT to CA

I'm trying not to judge here, but you'd have to...

I'm trying not to judge here, but you'd have to be very, very stupid to come away from my post with that opinion. Like too stupid to operate a computer, so I'm assuming that you're playing a little...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-08, 05:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,209
Posted By VT to CA

Actually he's very smart. Sure, he's made some...

Actually he's very smart. Sure, he's made some dumb crap, including this latest Rambo... but if you remember the first Rambo, it was actually a good movie wrapped in an action flick. It was nominated...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-08, 02:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,252
Posted By VT to CA

UCI is less an organizing body and more an anchor...

UCI is less an organizing body and more an anchor around the neck of the sport at this point.

Is there doping? Sure. In every professional sport. Every. Single. One. But only the officials in...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-08, 05:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By VT to CA

Does the frame say "scandium" on it?... those...

Does the frame say "scandium" on it?... those tubes sort of look like Columbus Airplane... (nice light aluminum, but not scandium...)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-08, 02:02 AM
Replies: 662
Views: 76,326
Posted By VT to CA

We should still see it on a scale to verify...

We should still see it on a scale to verify sub-15, but I agree with you that's it is in fact sub-15... not way under, though... I know all those actual weights off hand (excepting things I can't see...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-08, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By VT to CA

"...Not gay in that harmless, effeminate college...

"...Not gay in that harmless, effeminate college friend of your sister's way, but aggressively gay- this bike has a mustache and rocks a leather captains' hat and aviators, and wants to share a jail...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-08, 05:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,324
Posted By VT to CA

I'm 5'11" and ride 175's... 34" cycling inseam....

I'm 5'11" and ride 175's... 34" cycling inseam. I'm on the cusp for a 175, but I like the extra leverage for the climbs... it should be noted that actual height has nothing to do with which crank arm...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-08, 05:08 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,199
Posted By VT to CA

That's... ah... That's a bunch of grown men....

That's... ah... That's a bunch of grown men. Singing the "Do Re Me" song from Sound of Music.

Very clear now why Beckham Fever didn't take in LA.

Different kind of fan. Different kind of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-08, 02:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By VT to CA

What? How the hell do they plan on descending...

What? How the hell do they plan on descending without drops? Post a pic, I couldn't find anything...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-08, 08:34 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,135
Posted By VT to CA

Rock Racing stole my local wrench!

Rock Racing stole my local wrench!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-08, 08:29 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,378
Posted By VT to CA

No one's expecting you to reface your BB shell or...

No one's expecting you to reface your BB shell or rebuild your shifter, but dude... why would you pay someone to cut your fork? You have a hacksaw, I assume? Some electrical tape? A table?... sure,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-08, 11:37 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,378
Posted By VT to CA

Exactly my thoughts. Pointless to argue with...

Exactly my thoughts. Pointless to argue with someone who wants it hard.

To the OP- obviously everyone here (with one notable exception) thinks you should find another shop. Good luck.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-08, 11:21 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,378
Posted By VT to CA

My argument is pretty simple. 99.9 of LBS's will...

My argument is pretty simple. 99.9 of LBS's will fit and swap for free. The OP's will not. I'd say 90% of LBS's will take a little bit off the top. The OP's will not. My advice to the OP? Move on.
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Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-08, 11:03 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,378
Posted By VT to CA

Dude... get a shovel, go to your local boneyard,...

Dude... get a shovel, go to your local boneyard, and exhume your sense of humor. I love how that post, which honestly, while being a little racy, is still tame enough for a network sitcom, makes me...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-08, 10:09 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,378
Posted By VT to CA

Why are you so into paying it? Is it some sexual...

Why are you so into paying it? Is it some sexual fetish where the bike shop owner is your master and you can't ask for what you want, because you're a dirty little boy and asking for things is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-08, 09:29 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,378
Posted By VT to CA

Dude. F#ck them. It sounds like you're pulling...

Dude. F#ck them. It sounds like you're pulling teeth to get them to do the simplest things that 99.9% of other shops do as standard operating procedure when selling a bike.

I understand that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-08, 02:36 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,378
Posted By VT to CA

In my experience, a-hole PITA's don't cheerfully...

In my experience, a-hole PITA's don't cheerfully say that they may be one when asked if they are. Nice, self-effacing blokes who don't take themselves too seriously do... which is what our OP sounds...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-08, 02:18 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,378
Posted By VT to CA

Oh my God, the nerve of that guy, wanting the...

Oh my God, the nerve of that guy, wanting the best price he can get! How insulting to shop-owners!

Anyone who doesn't try and get the best deal they can get is a sucker. The VAST MAJORITY of shops...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-08, 12:31 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,378
Posted By VT to CA

So you're going to pay full MSRP for a bike that...

So you're going to pay full MSRP for a bike that doesn't fit, plus pay an extra thirty bucks for a bad fit solution?

Maybe after you're done you can ride the new bike down the street to the Karate...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-08, 07:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,394
Posted By VT to CA

Oy... what are you really, 40?

Oy... what are you really, 40?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-08, 07:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,355
Posted By VT to CA

Those look like FSA K-Force Compacts or SL-K...

Those look like FSA K-Force Compacts or SL-K Compacts... (same bar, different carbon top layer finishes)

And to the OP... I don't see FSA cranksets (or other FSA stuff) get blasted an inordinate...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-08, 07:33 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 13,428
Posted By VT to CA

The Felt carbon "dorsal fin" along the top...

The Felt carbon "dorsal fin" along the top tube... God, that's hideous.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-08, 07:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,960
Posted By VT to CA

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c76/TequilaJoe88...

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c76/TequilaJoe888/Vortex/IMG_4340NakedFrame.jpg

The frame like that, but the wheels Bikini... also, cut off that extra bit of steerer above the stem. That would...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-08, 01:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,007
Posted By VT to CA

Duke, that looks great! Congrats! Are you going...

Duke, that looks great! Congrats! Are you going to get it painted, or ride as is?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-08, 01:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,992
Posted By VT to CA

Hey, why don't you jump off a bridge? Maybe...

Hey, why don't you jump off a bridge? Maybe you'll find a wheelbuilder down there...



Don't apologize to this guy, he's obviously a tool. Just because one starts a thread doesn't mean they hold...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-08, 07:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,007
Posted By VT to CA

Yeah, that's been right around my experience with...

Yeah, that's been right around my experience with the SLR- mine was 144g. Stripped it weighed 116... although I've seen some stripped weigh as little as 111g, and then some stripped and modded...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-08, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,992
Posted By VT to CA

Look in the mirror, there he is! Seriously,...

Look in the mirror, there he is!

Seriously, unless they're welding rims together out of barrel rings, they aren't "wheel builders"- they are "wheel assemblers". And assembling wheels ain't brain...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-08, 07:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,363
Posted By VT to CA

Help Out A Potential Deal: Weigh In On The Weight Limit of Mavic ES's

So I came across a fellow selling his nearly new Mavic R-Sys wheelset because someone (his shop, maybe?) told him that he exceeded the weight limit on them. (I believe he's around 240lbs.)

I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-08, 11:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,007
Posted By VT to CA

Like I said, 62 miles on this one...

Like I said, 62 miles on this one post-stripping/sanding, pre-painting. You'd be surprised where the comfort is actually stemming from on your favorite saddle... Chances are it's the shell-flex...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-08, 06:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,007
Posted By VT to CA

Okay, so I decided to see what some fine-grain...

Okay, so I decided to see what some fine-grain sandpaper could do instead of painting the rails black... I was able to remove the primer without damaging the ProLogo print on the ti rails. Sweet. So...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-08, 02:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,007
Posted By VT to CA

And no cutout... cutout saddles are actually...

And no cutout... cutout saddles are actually heavier, because the extra material needed to strengthen the saddle at the sides and ends of the cutout invariably ends up weighing more than if there was...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-08, 09:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,007
Posted By VT to CA

Thanks! It cost me 30 bones. Hopefully, it's not...

Thanks! It cost me 30 bones. Hopefully, it's not just a look pretty only thing, because I could have gotten the same look with a can of Rustoleum Fusion (for plastic) and some model gloss and saved...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-08, 08:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,557
Posted By VT to CA

SHILL REVIEW. Might as well post something from...

SHILL REVIEW. Might as well post something from Bicycling. Zero G's are not as good as D/A, this is old, old news.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-08, 08:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,007
Posted By VT to CA

Thanks! I don't know about frame painting......

Thanks!

I don't know about frame painting... I'd probably trust them with aluminum or steel, but CF you'd be better off going with a bike-specific painter.

I didn't know anybody beforehand......
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-08, 08:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,007
Posted By VT to CA

Saddle Stripping Project - Some Serious Hardcore Pornography

Okay, so I started with this...

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z294/Henrymaguire/saddle17.jpg

a ProLogo Naga Pas "Cool Team" Edition. Comfy, but it felt like the comfort came from the flex...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-08, 06:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,065
Posted By VT to CA

Sure... the first link below is like the first...

Sure... the first link below is like the first thing that popped up when I googled Schwalbe Ultremo- the second is an eBay "Buy it Now" auction.

I bought my pair for $88 shipped, but I can't...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-08, 04:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,495
Posted By VT to CA

Don't feel to bad. Take those numbers with a...

Don't feel to bad. Take those numbers with a grain- no, a healthy chunk- of salt.

Insanely beautiful bike, by the way. If you continue to feel bad, you could always flow one to a young guy who...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-08, 04:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,065
Posted By VT to CA

Schwalbe Ultremos FTW. 185g each, and so...

Schwalbe Ultremos FTW. 185g each, and so bulletproof I run Forte LunarLite (50g) tubes without worry.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-08, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By VT to CA

Doesn't mean anything. A 24 month...

Doesn't mean anything.

A 24 month turn-around on a manufacturing change due to lawsuit is pretty standard across the board. Particularly if the judge finds that the company at fault was operating...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-08, 02:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,124
Posted By VT to CA

Great saddle... I'd really encourage you to check...

Great saddle... I'd really encourage you to check it out. I rode one in white, then a second in "Cool Team" colors (black w/ white/red graphics)... I recently got downed, ripped the saddle cover......
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-08, 09:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,647
Posted By VT to CA

+10. The OP isn't going to appreciate the...

+10.

The OP isn't going to appreciate the subtleties between a CAAD9 frame and a Motobecane, and he'll have top-shelf components when he wants to get a nicer frame...

I'm not hating on...
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