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07-31-10, 06:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,405
Posted By Doctor Who

Back when I was really poor, instead of only...

Back when I was really poor, instead of only marginally poor, and I only had one bike, a Redline Conquest CX bike, I would use it for everything. I raced crits, road races, CX and even took it on...
05-23-10, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 902
Posted By Doctor Who

Stained and sticking sheets for days.

Stained and sticking sheets for days.
05-23-10, 03:41 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 41,383
Posted By Doctor Who

Cavendish, and many other sprinters, apparently...

Cavendish, and many other sprinters, apparently don't even get into the 11 or 12 in a final sprint. Leg speed and fast-twitch muscles get them going to those speeds, as well as well-tuned leadouts.
05-23-10, 03:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 985
Posted By Doctor Who

Maybe because this year's Giro has been some of...

Maybe because this year's Giro has been some of the best racing in years, but the concurrent schedule with the TOC really puts the TOC to shame. The February TOC was always engaging because it was...
03-23-10, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By Doctor Who

If you're a 4 or 5, it's to your favor to pre-reg...

If you're a 4 or 5, it's to your favor to pre-reg for races in Chicago/Illinois. Stuff sells out real quick around here. Hillsboro-Roubaix was closed in an hour, same with the Leland Kermesse.

I...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-23-10, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 868
Posted By Doctor Who

Biowheels and Campus Cyclery are, IMO, the best...

Biowheels and Campus Cyclery are, IMO, the best bike shops in town with the best service. Don't bother with Montgomery Cyclery.
Forum: Great Lakes
11-22-09, 06:00 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 14,160
Posted By Doctor Who

I throw my bike in the shower and wash it with...

I throw my bike in the shower and wash it with lots of soapy water to help run the dirt down the drain.

If my landlords knew, they'd probably throw me out on the curb, but they don't.
08-17-09, 07:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 975
Posted By Doctor Who

Yeah, I heard about that nasty crash on CBR....

Yeah, I heard about that nasty crash on CBR. Can't wait for Jackson Park to see the return of Supergirl -- glad to hear you're doing better.

--Zach from HACT
Forum: Great Lakes
03-31-09, 05:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,714
Posted By Doctor Who

And Kevin Clark of Half Acre in first position

And Kevin Clark of Half Acre in first position
Forum: Great Lakes
03-19-09, 08:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,033
Posted By Doctor Who

Well, the Men's 4/5 field is filled-up, but for...

Well, the Men's 4/5 field is filled-up, but for you women and juniors out there, it's a great deal. Women get to race for free in a way because of the generosity of TATI who is giving a $35 gift...
12-14-08, 12:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,426
Posted By Doctor Who

Raced 'cross last Sunday, and this past week was...

Raced 'cross last Sunday, and this past week was just some easier, shorter rides (moreso because of the weather than anything else). Next week is much the same, and then I'm building up for spring.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-08, 12:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,159
Posted By Doctor Who

I've felt like crap for the past couple of days...

I've felt like crap for the past couple of days –*coughing, mucous, sore throat. Went out riding with the team yesterday and rode really, really strong. Today, went for a run and I might get out on...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-08, 08:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,496
Posted By Doctor Who

I use KMC on a Centaur drivetrain on my 'cross...

I use KMC on a Centaur drivetrain on my 'cross bike. I got a DNF in a race because the powerlink popped out and the chain fell apart, but that's likely more my fault than the chain's. Anyway, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-08, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By Doctor Who

+1 on the American Classic conversion cassettes....

+1 on the American Classic conversion cassettes. I use one and the shifting is near flawless.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-08, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By Doctor Who

Alans aren't dime-a-dozen bikes, but doesn't mean...

Alans aren't dime-a-dozen bikes, but doesn't mean they're worth a bunch. I've seen complete machines with Croce d'Aune or 600 go for $400-450.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-08, 11:48 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,379
Posted By Doctor Who

A set of cleats can last for a long time, maybe...

A set of cleats can last for a long time, maybe years, if you take good care of them.

A bike good enough to race on costs $800, and there are great deals for used race-worthy bikes at prices less...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-08, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,434
Posted By Doctor Who

You ain't kidding when you say say you're from...

You ain't kidding when you say say you're from New Jersey.
10-24-08, 06:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,616
Posted By Doctor Who

For riding at this time of year, you can probably...

For riding at this time of year, you can probably get away with one bottle of sports drink (something quality such as Accelerade, Hammer Heed, etc.) I don't know your physical needs, but I'm usually...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-08, 08:00 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 14,507
Posted By Doctor Who

Aww, man, 55/Rad comes in and puts all of our...

Aww, man, 55/Rad comes in and puts all of our rat-traps to shame.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-08, 07:28 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 14,507
Posted By Doctor Who

Double-posted from that other thread: ...

Double-posted from that other thread:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1141/534396968_75a0c3fad5_b.jpg

1992 PDG Paramount Series 3 with 8-speed Ultegra. At some point, I'd like to put Rival on...
10-22-08, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7,351
Views: 1,940,590
Posted By Doctor Who

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1141/534396968_75a0...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1141/534396968_75a0c3fad5_b.jpg

1992 PDG Paramount Series 3 with 8-speed Ultegra. At some point, I'd like to put Rival on it, but for the bike's purpose (I keep it...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-08, 07:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 833
Posted By Doctor Who

Lara bars are good and the energy they give is...

Lara bars are good and the energy they give is consistent without a sugar spike, owing to their fat and protein content. I like them for longer endurance rides: two of them coupled with a bottle of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-08, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By Doctor Who

See, this is kinda a weird thing to do. You...

See, this is kinda a weird thing to do.

You waste a salesperson's time that he/she could be using to sell a bike to someone who would actually buy one, just so you could find out if it would fit....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-08, 06:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,186
Posted By Doctor Who

I have a pair and they've served me well for the...

I have a pair and they've served me well for the past 2 years I've had them. They've gotten wet numerous times and they haven't worn in any appreciable way. The leather's worn a bit from rubbing on...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-08, 07:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 964
Posted By Doctor Who

I'll concede that for pure stopping power,...

I'll concede that for pure stopping power, calipers are tops, but cantilevers, set up well with good pads, aren't that bad. I'm using lousy old Avid Shorty 4's, and they do a great job of slowing me...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-08, 10:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 964
Posted By Doctor Who

If you absolutely must own only one bike, a...

If you absolutely must own only one bike, a 'cross bike is the way to go.

A 'cross bike with road tires is perfectly acceptable for use in most amateur road races. Conversely, a regular road bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-08, 05:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,373
Posted By Doctor Who

I have the feeling that 25 or 30 years from now,...

I have the feeling that 25 or 30 years from now, the bikes most treasured and revered will be the same bikes out for display at NAHBS. I'm not some luddite, but I have the feeling that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-08, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By Doctor Who

I like steel and I endorse this purchase.

I like steel and I endorse this purchase.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-08, 08:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,460
Posted By Doctor Who

Why. I. Don't. Race. Crits....

Why. I. Don't. Race. Crits. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfs55TB9srg)
10-15-08, 03:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 856
Posted By Doctor Who

If you're going to upgrade your bike, do it in...

If you're going to upgrade your bike, do it in this order: Wheels/tires, frame, components.
10-09-08, 07:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,368
Posted By Doctor Who

Me, along with four of my friends, started a new...

Me, along with four of my friends, started a new team (http://www.halfacrecycling.org) last year because of our dissatisfaction with the teams that we were on. We secured a number of sponsors that if...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-08, 02:03 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,445
Posted By Doctor Who

Few people ever outgrow the damage that jr. high...

Few people ever outgrow the damage that jr. high and high school does to one's psyche and sense of self-worth.

Thing is, is that the people that were **** on the most in high school generally...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-08, 07:37 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,445
Posted By Doctor Who

Because we wear funny looking clothes and ride...

Because we wear funny looking clothes and ride overgrown children's toys
09-30-08, 12:16 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,169
Posted By Doctor Who

I've DNF'd a few times this year, the most recent...

I've DNF'd a few times this year, the most recent in a 'cross race in which my rear brake tension spring broke sometime near the beginning of the race, causing the pad to rub against the wheel. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-08, 10:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,362
Posted By Doctor Who

Unless you're racing crits, a bike with downtube...

Unless you're racing crits, a bike with downtube shifters isn't going to offer much of a performance penalty. I love DT shifting –*it requires a bit of practice and thought, but more often than not,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-08, 10:33 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,531
Posted By Doctor Who

A Parlee beats a Cervelo any day of the week.

A Parlee beats a Cervelo any day of the week.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-08, 03:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,394
Posted By Doctor Who

Smoking and competitive cycling are not...

Smoking and competitive cycling are not necessarily mutually exclusive activities, right botto?
09-25-08, 04:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,907
Posted By Doctor Who

Carbon is durable stuff and while I wouldn't...

Carbon is durable stuff and while I wouldn't necessarily shy away from a carbon 'cross bike, I've also seen a whole bunch of big pileups that put dings and dents in top tubes that would likely...
09-25-08, 11:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 663
Posted By Doctor Who

Yeah, big oops on my part for calling the bike a...

Yeah, big oops on my part for calling the bike a SS 'cross bike. I saw the fork and looked no further. :)

Watching Nico race, he definitely couldn't lean into corners as well as the guys who could...
09-24-08, 08:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,415
Posted By Doctor Who

Considering that rollers generally only stay in a...

Considering that rollers generally only stay in a cyclist's possession for about a year or less (whenever that cyclist decides that his/her sense of balance sucks enough that a trainer would be a...
09-24-08, 07:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 663
Posted By Doctor Who

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3106/2877459315_414...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3106/2877459315_414721c976_b.jpg

Style points. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ewwhite/2877459315/sizes/l/)

And, guess it's actually a SS cross bike, running as a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-08, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,038
Posted By Doctor Who

$900 is a good price for the bike if it fits and...

$900 is a good price for the bike if it fits and everything works well.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-08, 05:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,432
Posted By Doctor Who

Corpulent is fat, but fat is not corpulent. ...

Corpulent is fat, but fat is not corpulent.

Also, I love hatin' as much as anyone, but the OP seemed spiteful.
09-23-08, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By Doctor Who

Yeah, can't help, but I wish like hell that I had...

Yeah, can't help, but I wish like hell that I had a bike like that to ride.

Any serial numbers on the BB shell or on the headtube? How is the bottom bracket threaded?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-08, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By Doctor Who

Why, yes, I almost did. I was coming up to a red...

Why, yes, I almost did. I was coming up to a red light that I was thinking of running, when I decided that I wanted to stop instead. So I tried unclipping my foot, and I almost TIPPED OVER! Then when...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-08, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By Doctor Who

I went for a ride...

and I didn't crash.

A miracle! OMG!
09-22-08, 12:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 663
Posted By Doctor Who

Saw a guy absolutely tear it up in the Pro/1/2/3...

Saw a guy absolutely tear it up in the Pro/1/2/3 Chicago Jackson Park race yesterday on a fixed-gear track bike, with brake of course.

So, yeah, go for it –*you won't be at a disadvantage...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-08, 01:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,369
Posted By Doctor Who

Not really. Just bruised my leg and arm, some...

Not really. Just bruised my leg and arm, some road rash. My bike was kinda scuffed up, same with my jersey and helmet. Nothing you wouldn't expect. I wasn't going all that fast, maybe 15-17 MPH, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-08, 12:54 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,530
Posted By Doctor Who

99% of the cycling population doesn't ride like...

99% of the cycling population doesn't ride like this, and these guys probably only ride like this when they're showing off for a film shoot. Plus, MASH kinda prides itself on treading the thin line...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-08, 12:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,369
Posted By Doctor Who

A couple of years ago, I was busy gawking at a...

A couple of years ago, I was busy gawking at a yard sale while out riding and I ran into the back of a pickup truck that had stopped behind a car turning left on a four lane road, with parked cars on...
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