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Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-11, 09:26 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 16,323
Posted By TLN

Great welders are master craftsmen, beit Italian...

Great welders are master craftsmen, beit Italian or otherwise. Welding is a science and an art. Anyone can lay down a so-so bead. I know almost everything there is about welding with the big...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-11, 09:19 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 16,323
Posted By TLN

You are correct there. As much as I love...

You are correct there.

As much as I love Italian bikes, which I do own and I am talking about the handmade Italian bikes... from Italy, the Taiwanese, which I dont own, are more or less masters...
03-26-10, 10:53 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,665
Posted By TLN

@ CB HI... sorry man, you are completely wrong...

@ CB HI... sorry man, you are completely wrong about the 'giving the rest of us bad names' statements you made. Actually it does give the rest of us a bad name. The only reason you dont see it is...
03-25-10, 12:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,544
Posted By TLN

For me the real question is *who* is drafting me....

For me the real question is *who* is drafting me. I had a few riders who do but when they come up they ASK FIRST, and are willing to take lead as well... those guys I dont mind at all. But woodway...
06-23-09, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,561
Posted By TLN

Not an '86 from the photo. I believe Bianchi...

Not an '86 from the photo. I believe Bianchi stopped using that fork crown style in '85 and in '86 went to a increased angle.
06-23-09, 01:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,508
Posted By TLN

From my perspective is that so far you are going...

From my perspective is that so far you are going about it the right way. Eliminate as much risk as possible but REALIZE that you wont be able to eliminate it all. Realizing THAT hopefully will help...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-09, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 258,711
Posted By TLN

Must have been ahead of the heavy traffic this...

Must have been ahead of the heavy traffic this morning. Low 50's, sun coming up over the cascades, Mt Rainier in the foreground listening to some reggae... pretty damn pleasant!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-09, 01:58 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,341
Posted By TLN

Not really true. Today I was riding 25 mph for...

Not really true. Today I was riding 25 mph for quite a long distance and still could here the music and the vol. was about midway and not maxed out. AND I was using the ipod buds. Maybe its just due...
08-08-07, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 134,493
Posted By TLN

Well its better to be sided with us than the...

Well its better to be sided with us than the likes of texas. IMO we should give texas back to mexico! Nothing really good comes from there... does it?
08-06-07, 04:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,040
Posted By TLN

Well its just not Portland... its all over. Even...

Well its just not Portland... its all over. Even one single subdivision (and thats any of them) cannot even hold together. Roadies rag on other roadies if they arent quite riding a certain level of...
08-06-07, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 134,493
Posted By TLN

Awesome...What kind of fixie?

Awesome...What kind of fixie?
07-28-07, 11:20 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,040
Posted By TLN

For me, Im into the Italian steel (most of the...

For me, Im into the Italian steel (most of the Columbus lines) and thats what I ride for the most part. But for some reason Vanilla frames... should be hung on a wall and I know that is a bad thing...
07-27-07, 02:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,040
Posted By TLN

I would NEVER ride a Vanilla in public... Id be...

I would NEVER ride a Vanilla in public... Id be too paranoid that a rock would chip the paint! Truly a work of art but dont tell Sacha that... his head might get bigger and explode all over the...
07-27-07, 01:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,040
Posted By TLN

Who the f-ing hell are you to bash my...

Who the f-ing hell are you to bash my town!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just kidding. When I lived in PDX I never felt "dissed" or anything like that. But then again I never rode skyline, just down by the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-07, 01:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,776
Posted By TLN

If you cant bunny-hop a dog, you arent that good...

If you cant bunny-hop a dog, you arent that good of a rider!
05-26-07, 07:52 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,686
Posted By TLN

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05-26-07, 07:50 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,404,840
Posted By TLN

Finally received my Soma track bars!

Finally received my Soma track bars!
05-22-07, 09:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,844
Posted By TLN

WHAT?! I hope youre joking... If not, let...

WHAT?!

I hope youre joking...
If not, let me rip your post apart.

First a delivery truck, weighs more than your average automobile and thats when its unloaded. At this time of day Im sure it...
05-18-07, 05:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,844
Posted By TLN

But you should expect that from the general...

But you should expect that from the general press. Hell, they cant even get the weather right let alone any story. Thats why when I read a newspaper I take a sharpie, alternately cross out 2 out of...
05-18-07, 12:29 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 7,703
Posted By TLN

Really, thats awesome! I pass Landis like he was...

Really, thats awesome! I pass Landis like he was standing still last Tuesday but in his defense, he was busy with a syringe or something so it didnt boost my ego much.
05-18-07, 11:13 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 7,703
Posted By TLN

Im sorry, are you a MTBer, trackie or roadie? I...

Im sorry, are you a MTBer, trackie or roadie? I didnt understand your post!:D

I could care less what someone rides, how much money they make (or how much money I THINK they make), what kind of...
05-18-07, 09:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,844
Posted By TLN

I dont think anyone here is "dumping" their...

I dont think anyone here is "dumping" their opinions or is upset... we are just being realistic. A helmet is good if you fall off your bike and perhaps bounce your melon off a curb or the roadway......
05-17-07, 01:51 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 7,703
Posted By TLN

Yes we ARE! I commute daily on my fixed gear and...

Yes we ARE! I commute daily on my fixed gear and yesterday it was a bit breezy out, which I hate. I turned a corner and there was this old guy on his roadie having a bit of trouble so I PASSED HIS...
05-14-07, 12:02 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,404,840
Posted By TLN

That is a sweet ride. But, um... who's the a-hole...

That is a sweet ride. But, um... who's the a-hole who threw garbage in your rear spokes?! Id be pi$$ed!!!:D
Forum: Commuting
05-14-07, 12:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,350
Posted By TLN

HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! Dont be knockin' the...

HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! Dont be knockin' the mp3s. I agree the rest of that stuff, in my opinion, is crap but I love my Ipod! All I need is my bike and my Ipod. Wait, all I need is my bike, Ipod...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-07, 11:52 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,350
Posted By TLN

Ah, I never said more work per hour. Read what I...

Ah, I never said more work per hour. Read what I said again. Besides, I now people who put in 14 to 16 hour days and word their ass off each hour that they are there and I also know people who work 8...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-07, 10:18 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,350
Posted By TLN

The US is the hardest working nation in the...

The US is the hardest working nation in the world. We have less holiday/vacation time than anyone, we put more time in than almost anyone and, last time I looked, we are rated #1 for work stress.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-07, 06:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,758
Posted By TLN

Im with ya man. Ive rode the pavement a couple...

Im with ya man. Ive rode the pavement a couple times and the only thing that sucked (not shaving) was what was mentioned before... bandages, keeping wounds cleaned, etc. etc. etc. The only thing...
05-11-07, 09:51 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 22,195
Posted By TLN

Here's Dex

Here's Dex
05-11-07, 09:08 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,404,840
Posted By TLN

Almost finished. I need to put some toe clips on...

Almost finished. I need to put some toe clips on it and buy a new front tire to match the back... shredded the front one today on a chunk of glass.
A 1993/4 Columbus Specialized Allez with:
FSA...
05-08-07, 04:53 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,404,840
Posted By TLN

Ok, Im headed over for the Giro d'Italia next...

Ok, Im headed over for the Giro d'Italia next year... can you get one of those bikes for me?! I want to see if its true!:D
Man those pros wont see me coming!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-07, 04:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,577
Posted By TLN

Is that "pre" or "post" shotgun blast to the...

Is that "pre" or "post" shotgun blast to the chest?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-07, 01:32 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 122,283
Posted By TLN

Yes it has. They keep adding more blue to it year...

Yes it has. They keep adding more blue to it year after year. I have a 1985 Bianchi Superleggera (pics soon after I re-assemble it again) that has a chromed out frame underneath the celeste paint,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-07, 01:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,577
Posted By TLN

Thats right... they have their domestiques ride...

Thats right... they have their domestiques ride back and pick 'em up!
Damn I miss my domestiques...:cry:
05-08-07, 12:49 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,404,840
Posted By TLN

Brown is so 2.25 years ago.

Brown is so 2.25 years ago.
05-08-07, 10:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,258
Posted By TLN

Good for you!!! Now go place your head in the...

Good for you!!! Now go place your head in the toilet and flush 'til the bowl is free from debris!:D
05-03-07, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 630
Posted By TLN

Normally I commute to work by bike but I had knee...

Normally I commute to work by bike but I had knee surgery. I finally get to climb back on the saddle next week. Just in time!
05-02-07, 02:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,817
Posted By TLN

I think what some people are trying to say, and...

I think what some people are trying to say, and excuse me if they arent, is that some frame materials' catastrophic failure will have a faster impact than others. In either case the crash will...
05-02-07, 02:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,817
Posted By TLN

If you arent going to ride track, dont buy a...

If you arent going to ride track, dont buy a track bike. Stick with a fixie for urban riding... different geometry! Dont waste your money.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-07, 02:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,235
Posted By TLN

I have to agree with that. When I used to ride in...

I have to agree with that. When I used to ride in bigger cities I was pretty aggressive, i.e. cleating sides of cars, punching vans and trucks... stupid stuff. Then I hear stuff like a rider in...
05-02-07, 01:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,258
Posted By TLN

I second the Masi Grand Criterium... hell give me...

I second the Masi Grand Criterium... hell give me any high end of the top 3 Italian brands (Masi, Derosa, Cinelli) from the 70s and Id be happy!
05-01-07, 05:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,817
Posted By TLN

Pick your words properly. The only frames that...

Pick your words properly. The only frames that can snap are CF and Aluminum. Steel will fracture and tear, which in some cases can prevent a catastrophic event.
04-27-07, 11:08 PM
Replies: 1,138
Views: 104,179
Posted By TLN

Lugshot

Lugshot
04-27-07, 01:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,225
Posted By TLN

I know all the LBSs in Tacoma. Which ones to go...

I know all the LBSs in Tacoma. Which ones to go to and more importantly, which ones not to go to. But like the professional that I am :D I wont slam any LBS in the forum. If interested just message...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-07, 01:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,819
Posted By TLN

These arent fixed. I ride both fixed and road....

These arent fixed. I ride both fixed and road. But the above poster is right. You ride to your environment. I ride completely different on the open road than in the city, Minneapolis, Portland......
04-20-07, 01:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,361
Posted By TLN

I would agree with that statement... Id probably...

I would agree with that statement... Id probably throw in a Moots as well.

I would look at anything other than carbon. CF has come a long way, but still hasnt been perfected, for a lack of a...
04-20-07, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 134,493
Posted By TLN

Aaaah Bloomington... home of the cutters! :D

Aaaah Bloomington... home of the cutters! :D
04-18-07, 01:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,045
Posted By TLN

My favorite part of riding is "that" feeling. Its...

My favorite part of riding is "that" feeling. Its the same feeling I got when I was a kid. Most riders know what the feeling is. I went from just riding, to fixing and building bikes. Im like a...
04-18-07, 01:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,230
Posted By TLN

Bianchi Superleggera - Road Bianchi Forza -...

Bianchi Superleggera - Road
Bianchi Forza - Touring
Redline Conquest Pro - CycloX
Rocky Mountain - Mt Bike
Specialized - Fixed
VeloSchauff - Fixed
Devinci - Time Trials

I ride my road and...
04-18-07, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By TLN

I building up a quality fixie: good condition...

I building up a quality fixie: good condition Columbus steel frame with D/A and an FSA Vision base bar for my new commuter.
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