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05-09-11, 07:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,800
Posted By slvoid

Rip...

Rip...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-10, 12:12 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,983
Posted By slvoid

The raptor's nice but it's still just foam (with...

The raptor's nice but it's still just foam (with ridges in it and mesh on top) touching your back. The marmot (and i think the other osprey, though I haven't tried it) actually has a suspension with...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-10, 07:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,298
Posted By slvoid

Along with practice, a CO2 cartridge head (the...

Along with practice, a CO2 cartridge head (the kind that uses threaded cartridges) is a very small piece of convenience when it supplements a traditional pump, especially with high pressure but wide...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-10, 06:24 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,983
Posted By slvoid

Marmot zephyr. ...

Marmot zephyr.
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=282322&highlight=marmot

Someone else recommended the osprey stratos, very similar design....
Forum: Commuting
07-24-10, 06:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,298
Posted By slvoid

Communism... it's working! :o

Communism... it's working! :o
Forum: Commuting
07-24-10, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By slvoid

Their site lists 3-4 tires in 700x25 tire size. ...

Their site lists 3-4 tires in 700x25 tire size.
http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCEqSection.jsp?sid=EquipTiresRoadTrainAllSeason&eid=5518&menuItemId=12450
Forum: Commuting
07-24-10, 06:15 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,298
Posted By slvoid

Oh I'm smart. Look how smart I am! <--

Oh I'm smart. Look how smart I am!
<--
Forum: Triathlon
07-24-10, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,903
Posted By slvoid

If you can get over the mental thing, I'd stay...

If you can get over the mental thing, I'd stay with the transition. Why? Because the frame makes dilly squat difference in aerodynamics. For the $$ you're saving, get a zip 404 front and 808 rear....
Forum: Commuting
07-24-10, 09:50 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,298
Posted By slvoid

I live in NYC, of course I have. :) There's...

I live in NYC, of course I have. :)

There's actually a regular on my route that commutes in his F430 spyder.

Nothing like this good ol' fashioned chinese wedding though. The cars were probably...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-10, 08:23 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,951
Posted By slvoid

Going over a bridge, I might be safer on the far...

Going over a bridge, I might be safer on the far right just over the rise, that way I don't get nailed by some moron flying over the rise and not seeing me. I mean it's not 100% fool proof but odds...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-10, 08:08 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,298
Posted By slvoid

Jumping curbs wouldn't puncture your tires. You...

Jumping curbs wouldn't puncture your tires. You might get a pinch flat but it won't puncture them like a nail would. Might tear some of the belts from the shock though.
Forum: Commuting
07-24-10, 08:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,083
Posted By slvoid

I'm not defending her but if she could squeeze...

I'm not defending her but if she could squeeze through, you weren't far enough forward. I usually stop right at the front. If you want to be ahead of me, you'd be in the cross walk.

Also, I've...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-10, 07:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,270
Posted By slvoid

http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/4794/p7040122.j...

http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/4794/p7040122.jpg
:)
Forum: Commuting
07-24-10, 07:52 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,951
Posted By slvoid

No actually when they offered a reason and backed...

No actually when they offered a reason and backed it up, he went on to whine about how the "WARNING" was merely a "suggestion." Good to see there are some people who can keep an open mind and not...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-10, 07:44 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,298
Posted By slvoid

Woke up on the wrong side of the bike tire futon?...

Woke up on the wrong side of the bike tire futon?

The problem is that most people also ignore my comment of 100% puncture protection. I've yet to see a pneumatic tire choice with 100% puncture...
07-23-10, 11:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,455
Posted By slvoid

Might be they see you as too... how do i put...

Might be they see you as too... how do i put this.. too much of a presence on the road. Whereas everything else is more subtle so you don't stand "out" in the road, so to speak. Plus it also makes...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-10, 10:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,270
Posted By slvoid

My partner and I started on pretty much the same...

My partner and I started on pretty much the same exact bikes. Right now I'm on a scott sub 2 and it's pretty nice. I find they have a pretty good mix of features plus a real nice subtle style.
Forum: Commuting
07-23-10, 10:35 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,983
Posted By slvoid

In the past decade, I've gone through 2 timbuk2...

In the past decade, I've gone through 2 timbuk2 bags, 2 chrome bags, a crumpler bag, and a marmot backpack over... 30-40000 miles of riding? I think one year I rode like 15k, more than my first car....
Forum: Commuting
07-23-10, 09:48 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,298
Posted By slvoid

I've got the schwalbe marathon supreme's. They're...

I've got the schwalbe marathon supreme's. They're kinda in between the marathon's and the plus's. So far so good through maybe 2000 miles in NYC.

However, if you want 100% protection and you're...
Forum: Northeast
04-30-10, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 52,151
Posted By slvoid

I'm glad this thread's still going. I...

I'm glad this thread's still going.

I haven't been back up to bear mountain in 2 years.

Can't believe how out of shape I am. Hopefully I can get back into it this summer and keep up with you...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-10, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,214
Posted By slvoid

I have a humongous wing on the back of my car and...

I have a humongous wing on the back of my car and the Saris Bones rack can fit there. The G35 should have no problemo. It's very very adjustable.
Forum: Commuting
03-10-10, 09:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,419
Posted By slvoid

Anything that is next to skin and wicking, wash...

Anything that is next to skin and wicking, wash after every use.
Outer wear, probably once every month if I use it 2-3 times a week.
Mid layers, every 2 weeks.

Wash on luke warm gentle cycle,...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-10, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 690
Posted By slvoid

You should probably get a cable lock too to lock...

You should probably get a cable lock too to lock up both wheels...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-10, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 690
Posted By slvoid

I would get the cheaper bike because it's your...

I would get the cheaper bike because it's your first bike.
Should you decide you don't like riding, you wouldn't have had much invested.
Should you decide you really do like it, you wouldn't have...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-10, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By slvoid

Spring's actually bad for me, all this spring...

Spring's actually bad for me, all this spring weather cause I'm gonna be up at killington for 4 days this weekend and it's gonna be drizzling and 40+ degs. That's bull.

I just stopped riding for a...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-10, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By slvoid

That's right, I'm back! How's life?

That's right, I'm back!

How's life?
Forum: Commuting
03-10-10, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By slvoid

I've already adjusted the geometry of the bike....

I've already adjusted the geometry of the bike. It used to fit me like a glove. Used to ride 150+ miles at a time on my road bike with the ass hatchet no problem. Just gotten lazy in the past year...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-10, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By slvoid

I think they're ok for extremely dark roads where...

I think they're ok for extremely dark roads where there isn't a lot of ambient light but in the city it'll probably get lost.

If ur around a lot of cars, best bet is still a bright rear and front...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-10, 09:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By slvoid

Back on the wagon and it hurts!

Started riding to work today after taking about 6 months off my 36 mile round trip.

Surprisingly, I didn't lose any time (probably because of the lights). Unsurprisingly, I was a lot slower on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-10, 09:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 968
Posted By slvoid

What?! No deal.

What?!

No deal.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-10, 09:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 968
Posted By slvoid

I am. StupidlyBrave, PM me your info and rates...

I am. StupidlyBrave, PM me your info and rates for "service".
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-10, 09:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 968
Posted By slvoid

Are you coming on to me? Cause... well I'll take...

Are you coming on to me? Cause... well I'll take anything at this point... *sob*
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-10, 08:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 968
Posted By slvoid

Quit yer whining, I haven't ridden in 12 months!...

Quit yer whining, I haven't ridden in 12 months! :p
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-10, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 954,137
Posted By slvoid

Well I got rid of the old wheels, the carbon...

Well I got rid of the old wheels, the carbon surface never really braked that well (i.e. at all) in the rain. The mavic's are a little heavier and beefier but I literally haven't ridden the thing in...
09-19-09, 11:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,391
Posted By slvoid

Bicycle hits motorcycle, both killed.

http://www.1010wins.com/Rapper-Common-s-Cousin-Killed-in-Motorcycle-Accide/5255195

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Ajile Turner, a 38-year-old cousin of rapper Common died after his Kawasaki motorcycle...
08-29-09, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By slvoid

Yeah I have no idea who comes up with these...

Yeah I have no idea who comes up with these things... it almost trivializes the whole thing, like it's some kind of class room punishment.
08-29-09, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By slvoid

Driving while distracting treated as a crime? Finally some common sense!

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/29/technology/29distracted.html?_r=1&ref=technology&pagewanted=all
Forum: Commuting
08-13-09, 06:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 22,310
Posted By slvoid

Try some assos. It has slight anti-bacterial...

Try some assos. It has slight anti-bacterial properties. Plus its less friction and stops the smell.
Forum: Commuting
08-12-09, 09:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 22,310
Posted By slvoid

Depends on how long you ride. If you're only...

Depends on how long you ride.

If you're only doing it for a coupla hours at a time, I think ur fine. Your jock itch will be gone in no time!
Forum: Commuting
08-05-09, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By slvoid

Which one of you made fail blog?

http://failblog.org/2009/08/03/helmet-fail-3/#comments
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-09, 09:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,324
Posted By slvoid

Wait till you find out how much I sold them to...

Wait till you find out how much I sold them to him for after a season of riding...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-08, 08:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,036
Posted By slvoid

I also just put on a pair of 700x32 marathon...

I also just put on a pair of 700x32 marathon supreme's recently.
They're actually narrower, I measured mine at 30.5mm rather than 32, kinda disappointed cause I was expecting something wider.
...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-08, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,656
Posted By slvoid

Pearl izumi cyclone. I have a pair, wind and...

Pearl izumi cyclone. I have a pair, wind and water resistant.
Forum: Commuting
09-10-08, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By slvoid

Some yuppy's gonna buy it for their fixie, i just...

Some yuppy's gonna buy it for their fixie, i just know it!
Forum: Commuting
09-10-08, 10:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,016
Posted By slvoid

The way the marathon plus's work is that they use...

The way the marathon plus's work is that they use an additional layer of rubber that's tougher (not necesasirly harder) than the tread. That means the goathead has to make it's way through a lot more...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-08, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By slvoid

What are those? Like 4x5? These bad boys are...

What are those? Like 4x5?

These bad boys are 8x10.
http://www.ems.com/catalog/product_detail_square.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442595076&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=282574489160617

Smells even...
09-07-08, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 578
Posted By slvoid

I have the minewt x2 dual and yeah I would agree....

I have the minewt x2 dual and yeah I would agree. The difference between low and high to my eyes is something like 10-15%, which factored with the way our eyes respond to light, is something like...
09-07-08, 08:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,165
Posted By slvoid

No need to be skeptical. I got em off a...

No need to be skeptical.

I got em off a review on candlepowerforums. Those people spend more money on lights than most people here spend on bicycles. Some of them actually design the lights,...
09-06-08, 11:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,165
Posted By slvoid

I'm pretty sure fenix, like most of the other...

I'm pretty sure fenix, like most of the other manufacturers use bulb lumens. The only type of light that can put out 200+ lumens pass the lens is something with a P7 emitter.

Check out the...
09-06-08, 05:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,165
Posted By slvoid

It puts out 230 bulb lumens, not torch lumens. ...

It puts out 230 bulb lumens, not torch lumens.

I recall someone did a test on candlepowerforums and the surefire e2dl, which puts out 120 lumens, was actually brighter than the 230lumen DX lights.
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