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Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-07, 01:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,040
Posted By Contra Fixie

yeah I've thought about it and thought about it...

yeah I've thought about it and thought about it too but in the end it's not worth the 2-3K I could get for the POS. having a ride when you're sick, or hurt, or both, or someone else is, is always...
04-05-07, 11:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 268
Posted By Contra Fixie

Strange new RD shifting problem

Stripped my bike for cleaning / inspection. Replaced brake and shifter cables and housing. Reinstalled my ultegra short-cage RD. Now the RD ghost-shifts when it's on the 19 and 21 of my 10-speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-07, 02:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,404
Posted By Contra Fixie

A corpse. Was riding horses, though, so not sure...

A corpse. Was riding horses, though, so not sure if that counts. Dead surfer south of Half Moon Bay. Pretty nar, had been in the water for some time.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-07, 04:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,541
Posted By Contra Fixie

Meh, it's all muscle. Wasted ain't sexy.

Meh, it's all muscle. Wasted ain't sexy.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-07, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,541
Posted By Contra Fixie

5'10", 154 lbs, only thing I've got to lose is...

5'10", 154 lbs, only thing I've got to lose is muscle!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-07, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,541
Posted By Contra Fixie

Stretching spandex fer good - possible?

New team Bergamo medium shorts are a tad snug, to say the least, in crucial areas. Is it possible to somehow stretch spandex for good? If so, how, aside from lots of wear? Next kit order isn't...
02-05-07, 12:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,150
Posted By Contra Fixie

yeah for sure man, next time. we got the whole...

yeah for sure man, next time. we got the whole year and I swear each race I learn so much. like I am just STARTING to get a sense for what might be possible. I just guessed I got 8th - are the...
02-05-07, 09:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,150
Posted By Contra Fixie

Oh, and we were in the E's, not the masters. ...

Oh, and we were in the E's, not the masters. Simian what was our ave speed again?
02-05-07, 09:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,150
Posted By Contra Fixie

Ride for / with CycleSports. Was in the first...

Ride for / with CycleSports. Was in the first group. Had nothing in the tank after a hard-ish team ride on Sat. CS chased the ITT breakaway guy from last week the whole time, kept him with the...
02-02-07, 01:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,280
Posted By Contra Fixie

my new bib shorts are too tight. hence the...

my new bib shorts are too tight. hence the burning desire to finish the race as soon as possible.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-07, 04:54 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,059
Posted By Contra Fixie

^^^ loses train of thought, drools...

^^^ loses train of thought, drools...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-07, 04:43 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,059
Posted By Contra Fixie

Biased towards thinking we're in a John Wayne...

Biased towards thinking we're in a John Wayne movie and the good ole' cavalry'll come over the hill any sec and save us from these here injuns. The promise of a consistent paycheck from an expanding...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-07, 04:31 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,059
Posted By Contra Fixie

Direct quote from PNAC manifesto (in support of...

Direct quote from PNAC manifesto (in support of American military hegemony):

"Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-07, 04:23 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,059
Posted By Contra Fixie

CAAD8

CAAD8
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-07, 04:19 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,059
Posted By Contra Fixie

Give it time, man. Give it time. 9/11 is the...

Give it time, man. Give it time. 9/11 is the Reichstag fire / Pearl Harbor of our time, or at least PNAC wanted it to be. Buh bye, PNAC! Helloooo, Pelosi!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PNAC
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-07, 04:15 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,059
Posted By Contra Fixie

That isn't what I'm talking about. I know the...

That isn't what I'm talking about. I know the armed forces themselves can't say jack - technically. Watada's courage is so amazing.

I'm talking about the pervasive red-state "with us or...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-07, 03:40 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,059
Posted By Contra Fixie

Precisely. Oil, American hegemony, neo con...

Precisely. Oil, American hegemony, neo con wealth - a bunch of BS that is fueling "terrorism" (many leaders of which were / are still CIA spooks). Tiresome.

No, thanks.

I respect soldiers...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-07, 03:00 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,059
Posted By Contra Fixie

why is the fact that he just got back from Iraq...

why is the fact that he just got back from Iraq relevant? I just got back from the ICU, where I work with cancer patients. whoopty doo. so sick and tired of this cult of soldiers.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-07, 12:20 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,059
Posted By Contra Fixie

"Naturally, the common people don't want war ......

"Naturally, the common people don't want war ... but after all it is the leaders of a country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a...
01-30-07, 10:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,280
Posted By Contra Fixie

actually, all of you are wrong, all the time. ...

actually, all of you are wrong, all the time. this *is* the internets, after all....:D
01-22-07, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By Contra Fixie

yeah there were really no breaks to speak of with...

yeah there were really no breaks to speak of with the first group. that headwind was brutal. the team pillar dudes in red pulled for a bunch of it. something tells me those dudes and a few others...
01-22-07, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By Contra Fixie

yeah the mentoring setup was chaos. under 35 cat...

yeah the mentoring setup was chaos. under 35 cat 5 race was fun. almost nabbed second from that dude in red. the aussie / kiwi guy in grey with the sideburns nailed first, I've got my eye on that...
01-16-07, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By Contra Fixie

say hi next sun fer sher. I know we've chatted...

say hi next sun fer sher. I know we've chatted about the Diablo Challenge too.
01-16-07, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By Contra Fixie

orange and black CycleSports / Team Oakland...

orange and black CycleSports / Team Oakland jacket w/ a silver CAAD8
01-15-07, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By Contra Fixie

yeah I camped on wheels most of the whole race,...

yeah I camped on wheels most of the whole race, except when I went with the Tiene Duro break on the backside of the prime lap. really almost crashed when that dude popped out of his pedal and peeled...
01-15-07, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By Contra Fixie

sup fellas, I was in the under 35's too, I was...

sup fellas, I was in the under 35's too, I was the dude in the black shorts with the orange and black Cyclesports / Team Oakland jacket on. pulled off fourth. bayareawheeler I think I chatted with...
01-15-07, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By Contra Fixie

did the under-35 cat 5's race (I'm 29) - still no...

did the under-35 cat 5's race (I'm 29) - still no crashes, got 4th. mighta done better if there's wasn't an almost-wreck I had to swerve like mad to avoid...
01-09-07, 04:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,096
Posted By Contra Fixie

yeah that new cat 5 race was fun. I was the guy...

yeah that new cat 5 race was fun. I was the guy in the orange and black cyclesports jacket who went with that flyer off the front, the huge dude in all black. fun race. kept in the top 10 till I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-07, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By Contra Fixie

meh. that's not mine or many other's experiences.

meh. that's not mine or many other's experiences.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-07, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By Contra Fixie

yes, if crappy shifting's your thing :eek:

yes, if crappy shifting's your thing :eek:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-07, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By Contra Fixie

in theory

in theory
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-07, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By Contra Fixie

yeah sucks. they call it the "power lock" on...

yeah sucks. they call it the "power lock" on their website. there's implications that it's both locked together but also take-apartable. strange. why brag about having "the only 10-speed chain...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-07, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By Contra Fixie

SRAM Force masterlink stuck...

The masterlink on my SRAM Force chain is really, really, really stuck together. Any ideas or tricks on how to release it? Never had this problem with their 9-speed chains. Thanks y'all.
12-21-06, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By Contra Fixie

dude I love the fact that Levi was the one who...

dude I love the fact that Levi was the one who suggested McEwen's "Dumb and Dumber" move last year. priceless. cycling needs more levity.
12-05-06, 01:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,976
Posted By Contra Fixie

use the NYC chain it was locked to

use the NYC chain it was locked to
12-05-06, 01:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,976
Posted By Contra Fixie

I am the manager of the building, thing's been...

I am the manager of the building, thing's been sitting in the dirt in the corner covered in spider webs for like at least three years. Yeah, it's abandoned.

I have blown up car jacks, broken...
12-05-06, 12:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,976
Posted By Contra Fixie

Question re: cutting mini-u lock

There's an abandonded NYC chain w/ a mini-u in the bike graveyard of my apt. building I'm gonna appropriate as per the Law of the Briney Deep. How best to cut off the mini-u? I don't have...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-06, 04:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,626
Posted By Contra Fixie

Wait, Cycle Sports on Grand has one for sale on...

Wait, Cycle Sports on Grand has one for sale on the showroom floor...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-06, 12:30 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 6,902
Posted By Contra Fixie

A squashed deer with a vulture squashed on top of...

A squashed deer with a vulture squashed on top of it and a possum squashed on top of both of them.

Kinda made me puke in my mouth a little.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-06, 12:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,626
Posted By Contra Fixie

Just home from the shop back in May. She's a...

Just home from the shop back in May. She's a dirty girl now:

http://i11.tinypic.com/2celtzr.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-06, 04:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 986
Posted By Contra Fixie

God it is so hilarious - there's a proven...

God it is so hilarious - there's a proven correlation between homophobia and closetedness. Yet people still yell "***".
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-06, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By Contra Fixie

Cytomax lessens shifting quality...

When it drips down your shifter cables and accumulates in a sticky mess in the slots said cables route thru on their passage under then BB and you try and try to shift up to the big ring only to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-06, 03:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,790
Posted By Contra Fixie

yeah for sure. SF and the Bay in general NEED...

yeah for sure. SF and the Bay in general NEED more hangout spots. Berkeley needs one super bad - you go to Jupiter on the weekend and it is slammed. that's what I loved about Germany, so many nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-06, 11:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,790
Posted By Contra Fixie

Will there be Gestalt vs. Zeitgeist wars? I hope...

Will there be Gestalt vs. Zeitgeist wars? I hope not!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-06, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By Contra Fixie

Dunno the model of the PowerTap - heard the early...

Dunno the model of the PowerTap - heard the early ones had seal problems - if it is an early one (and it kinda looks older), I'd rather avoid sinking $$ into it - if I can get the rest of the setup...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-06, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By Contra Fixie

Yeah you are right! And it says Cycleops...

Yeah you are right! And it says Cycleops Powermax as the rear hub! Sweet. Now we can call and try and get the rest of the unit. Thanks all.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-06, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By Contra Fixie

Question re: possibly "misappropriated" PowerTap hub

Check this out - friend just landed a complete, great condition Soma Smoothie on Ebay for, get this, Five Hundred and Ten mother lovin' dollars. Lucky, lucky, lucky. Rear wheel is a PowerTap hub...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-06, 12:37 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 23,802
Posted By Contra Fixie

Dude I love the Trek 1000 series. Nothing more...

Dude I love the Trek 1000 series. Nothing more satisfying than hammering past some fool in a race on a bike that's 3K cheaper than his. Great, solid bike. Upgrade the wheels and tires and pads and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-06, 02:55 PM
10-06-06, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By Contra Fixie

Did it in 55:54 during the challenge, prob could...

Did it in 55:54 during the challenge, prob could have gone faster but I was in the third wave, lotsa dodging, lotsa folks camping on the left side of the road. But still, came close to puking at...
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