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Forum: Commuting
01-04-11, 06:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,442
Posted By Lord Chambers

How is there no attempt by any of the employees...

How is there no attempt by any of the employees processing the return to fix it? This seems horrible business. I understand taking returns for ridiculous reasons to appease consumers and build a...
Forum: Touring
06-03-09, 01:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,669
Posted By Lord Chambers

This is the first I've heard of it. All those...

This is the first I've heard of it. All those media announcements missed me.

I was under the impression that a passport was required for entry into the US since around 2007.
05-31-09, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,366
Posted By Lord Chambers

Well, since this thread is the only mention of...

Well, since this thread is the only mention of the Cateye HL-el010 Uno on the boards I figure I ought to offer my review, since I went ahead and got it.

So far, I'm very pleased. It has a...
Forum: Touring
05-30-09, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By Lord Chambers

Breaking-in a broken-in Brooks

I'm looking at buying a used Brooks on Craigslist. Will the highly mythologized 'break-in' be possible for my sitbones, or should I treat a used Brooks like a used mouthguard and buy a new one?
Forum: Touring
05-21-09, 02:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,905
Posted By Lord Chambers

Quit your job. Unrealistic I realize, but...

Quit your job. Unrealistic I realize, but possibly better than the alternative.
Forum: Touring
05-21-09, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 904
Posted By Lord Chambers

You would think, but my local library has less...

You would think, but my local library has less than two shelves of cycling books, and only 4 titles about the adventure of touring.

Two of those are Kurmaskie's Metal Cowboy books. Great reads...
Forum: Touring
05-19-09, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By Lord Chambers

I have some Shimano SPD mountain bike shoes and...

I have some Shimano SPD mountain bike shoes and they do the same. It's inexplicable how on wood floors there is never scraping, but on an almost identically level stone surface there is. My...
Forum: Touring
05-19-09, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,001
Posted By Lord Chambers

I doubt the difference between what the reps told...

I doubt the difference between what the reps told him have anything to do with Specialized's knowledge of their bikes and everything to do with differences between the reps' knowledge.
Forum: Touring
05-12-09, 03:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By Lord Chambers

It's not broken, however the paint is chipped off...

It's not broken, however the paint is chipped off and its shiny surface is reflecting the flash.

Thanks for the advice, I'll consider buying a new rack if the price is right.

Can anyone...
Forum: Touring
05-08-09, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By Lord Chambers

My bent rack

http://oregonstate.edu/~chambchr/bentrack.jpg

Using the power of photoshop I have added a roughly parallel line to the image in order to better demonstrate the slight sag in my rack. My question...
05-07-09, 04:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By Lord Chambers

It's one thing to filter up at a stop, it's...

It's one thing to filter up at a stop, it's another to ride on the center line and traintracks. Were you rushing to the hospital to witness the birth of your child in the video?
Forum: Touring
05-05-09, 03:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By Lord Chambers

The question is worth revisiting because the...

The question is worth revisiting because the discussion wasn't very fully developed when I originally asked it in 2008.

The question is worth asking because I've never actually seen an explanation...
05-05-09, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,366
Posted By Lord Chambers

Lightbulb Cateye HL-el010 Uno vs. HL-el450

I can't find anything on the forum regarding the Cateye HL-el010 uno (http://www.cateye.com/en/product_detail/561) light. It must be very new.

I'm trying to decide between the Cateye Uno, named...
Forum: Touring
04-13-09, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By Lord Chambers

It's been a while. This might be a question...

It's been a while. This might be a question worth revisiting.
Forum: Touring
08-10-08, 01:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By Lord Chambers

Why not?

Why not?
Forum: Touring
08-08-08, 04:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By Lord Chambers

Should frame/fork eyelets be a selling point?

Since you can mount a rack on any bike with rubber P clamps (http://oregonstate.edu/~chambchr/mybike.jpg) or to the brake bosses...
08-07-08, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,073
Posted By Lord Chambers

I'll check it out. While we're early in the...

I'll check it out.

While we're early in the thread I'd like to point out my plans and use of the Tricross aren't part of my question. We're in the Mechanics forum talking about whether eyelets...
08-07-08, 05:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,073
Posted By Lord Chambers

Racks mounted without eyelets and the catastrophic failures which love them.

I've been looking at a lot of bikes and have settled on the Tricross over other models which suit my needs because it has front fork eyelets and I have touring in my foreseeable future. However I...
08-02-08, 11:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,241
Posted By Lord Chambers

Fixies are out, tireless is in...

Fixies are out, tireless is in (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfRekj46Vq8&feature=related).
07-21-08, 11:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 939
Posted By Lord Chambers

I know nothing about racing. How long does it...

I know nothing about racing. How long does it take to go 54miles in a race?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-08, 08:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,212
Posted By Lord Chambers

http://www.e-aquarium.com.au/images/pump_8.jpg

http://www.e-aquarium.com.au/images/pump_8.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-08, 02:27 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,393
Posted By Lord Chambers

God I wish my place had showers.

God I wish my place had showers.
07-20-08, 12:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By Lord Chambers

Obviously this is only a problem I face. For...

Obviously this is only a problem I face. For what it's worth, I'm posting from a recently formated laptop and still have the same issue.
07-19-08, 04:17 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,146
Posted By Lord Chambers

I'm not trying to be a jerk, I'm just incredibly...

I'm not trying to be a jerk, I'm just incredibly confused. What is the scene like in NYC? What type of person are you, and what type of person are you accused of being?

I thought I gleaned that...
07-18-08, 03:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By Lord Chambers

I bet he couldn't tell you were mispelling angel...

I bet he couldn't tell you were mispelling angel when you said it.

How's that for comradeship?
07-17-08, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By Lord Chambers

Search Results: filled with repeats

My search results always repeat the same threads multiple times. It's annoying. I have to go by the number of replies to try and keep track of unique entries.
...
Forum: Touring
07-17-08, 04:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,116
Posted By Lord Chambers

Yoo hoo. /me rings bell. What's the news? ...

Yoo hoo. /me rings bell.

What's the news? How has it fared?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-08, 01:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,332
Posted By Lord Chambers

Understood. This is why I have a hard time buying...

Understood. This is why I have a hard time buying the argument that some bikes’s geometry are more aggressive while others are more upright. Among touring, cross, and road bikes, they have virtually...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-08, 09:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,332
Posted By Lord Chambers

True. I forgot to rule out these kinds of...

True. I forgot to rule out these kinds of differences so we could focus just on the geometry. Why is there such a widespread conception of distinct uses and strengths for road, cross, and touring...
07-16-08, 07:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,343
Posted By Lord Chambers

That bike is has 11-32 9speed cassette. If that...

That bike is has 11-32 9speed cassette. If that qualifies as "tight" what do you call everything else?
07-16-08, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By Lord Chambers

I'm confused, what is the advantage of buying a...

I'm confused, what is the advantage of buying a triple and turning it into a double?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-08, 04:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,332
Posted By Lord Chambers

Don't longer top tubes make you more aerodynamic?

I saw a Bianchi Volpe listed by someone as a "touring" bike on Craigslist and felt incensed. How dare that person damage my perception of the Volpe as something faster, quicker, and more armstrong...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-08, 03:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By Lord Chambers

Chainstay length and heel strike

Am I wrong to assume that since I can mount my panniers on my mountain bike without any heel strike I won't have any heel strike on any cyclocross bike I get with equal length chainstays?
07-15-08, 09:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,160
Posted By Lord Chambers

Sorry to be blunt, but what is so f'ing hard...

Sorry to be blunt, but what is so f'ing hard about asking the guy about the stuff going down on craigslist? Either he convinces you he's innocent enough that you work for him, or he doesn't convince...
07-15-08, 04:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,683
Posted By Lord Chambers

If Bikesdirect did a bike with a triple chainring...

If Bikesdirect did a bike with a triple chainring and something close to a 1:1 gear ratio I'd be all over it in a heartbeat.
07-15-08, 04:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By Lord Chambers

Get in line, buster. I've been shopping for a...

Get in line, buster. I've been shopping for a month.
07-15-08, 01:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,399
Posted By Lord Chambers

I've been doing it for a month, everyday. Be...

I've been doing it for a month, everyday. Be prepared to be disappointed. They're all in the wrong size or reselling for almost retail prices.
11-16-06, 02:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,901
Posted By Lord Chambers

My relatives built one of those bridges.

My relatives built one of those bridges.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-06, 10:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By Lord Chambers

No?

No?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-06, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By Lord Chambers

Anyone ever head to the coast from the Willamette...

Anyone ever head to the coast from the Willamette Valley?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-06, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By Lord Chambers

Bump

Bump
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-06, 06:36 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,699
Posted By Lord Chambers

I'll try and work myself into higher cadence, but...

I'll try and work myself into higher cadence, but right now anyone pedaling over 100RPMs seems ridiculous to me. I try to keep myself above 80, but if I breach 100 I'm all over the place in my seat....
Forum: Touring
07-26-06, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By Lord Chambers

Highest Average Daily Milage

*mileage

I'm planning a tour from Oregon to San Diego for August. I realize this goes against a lot of the spirit of touring, but I'm looking to get there about as soon as possible. I figure if...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-06, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By Lord Chambers

Willamette Valley Oregon --> Coast

I'm planning to travel down the coast to San Diego this August. I have a question about the first leg of the journey. I'm coming from Corvallis and wondering which route is the better one to the...
Replies: 39
Views: 3,028
Posted By Lord Chambers

Can your body really make use of anything you eat...

Can your body really make use of anything you eat at the halfway mark? I know it takes around 12 hours for your stomach to clear itself after a large meal, so does eating anything after the first...
05-14-06, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By Lord Chambers

Bar wrap: Quick fix or start from scratch?

Over the last year and a half my bar tape has wiggled out of position. I'm wondering if there's an easy way to rectify the situation, or if you all would just take the wrap completely off and do it...
05-13-06, 05:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By Lord Chambers

I've tried it slightly inflated so that I'm not...

I've tried it slightly inflated so that I'm not pinching it, and I've tried it as deflated as I can make it. Believe me, in two hours you can try every option.
05-12-06, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By Lord Chambers

Raging @ new tires

I've just spent the last two hours trying to put on ONE tire. My old 32c nobbies were worn out and I'm replacing them with 25c smooth ones. Only I cannot get the 25c tire on the rim. It's just too...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-06, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By Lord Chambers

What exactly am I measuring? A rim is shaped...

What exactly am I measuring? A rim is shaped like a U, so am I just trying to measure the bottom of the U, or the whole U, the circumference if you will?

The reason I ask is because I've got a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-06, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By Lord Chambers

Thanks, but I'd already seen that. I don't know...

Thanks, but I'd already seen that. I don't know the width of my rim so that chart can only help me guess.
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