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Forum: Foo
06-17-06, 02:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,232
Posted By ShinyBaldy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offside_law_%28footba...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offside_law_%28football%29#Offside_offence

* Interfering with play means playing or touching the ball passed or touched by a teammate.
* Interfering with an...
Forum: Foo
06-17-06, 02:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,232
Posted By ShinyBaldy

don't take the ABC commentary for granted... it...

don't take the ABC commentary for granted... it is quite biased... the thing about Pope being tossed out? The guy already got a warning from his first yellow card - 2nd yellow ---> no such thing as...
Forum: Foo
06-17-06, 02:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,232
Posted By ShinyBaldy

don't be so nationalistic... anyone who knows the...

don't be so nationalistic... anyone who knows the rules knows he was offside. It was a good call.
06-15-06, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By ShinyBaldy

*yawn* ...

*yawn*

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=17722

http://forums.roadbikereview.com/showpost.php?p=662351&postcount=31
06-15-06, 03:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,583
Posted By ShinyBaldy

http://pedalforce.com/online/index.php?cPath=21_10...

http://pedalforce.com/online/index.php?cPath=21_100088&osCsid=7d4576afaf99064a7292e18b2230082e

The bike Ullrich rides = Giant Advanced ISP.
...
06-15-06, 01:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,583
Posted By ShinyBaldy

Can't believe anyone takes that thing...

Can't believe anyone takes that thing seriously... it is just a rebranded generic frame... Ullrich had no part in the brand conception except loaning his name to Steinhauser and Stefan Ullrich... and...
06-15-06, 12:17 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,583
Posted By ShinyBaldy

As opposed to riding what? Giant's TCR Advanced...

As opposed to riding what? Giant's TCR Advanced ISP is equal if not better than any top frame out there.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-06, 10:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,121
Posted By ShinyBaldy

no it isnt... the frames are fundamentally...

no it isnt... the frames are fundamentally different...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-06, 11:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,121
Posted By ShinyBaldy

that is not even a Madone 5.2..... 5.2 has...

that is not even a Madone 5.2..... 5.2 has fairings... and 5.2SL is made from OCLV 110 - and your frame says 120.

the seatstay is not a A-frame... the top tube is just a regular rounded tube......
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-06, 06:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 907
Posted By ShinyBaldy

I'm suprised that the Obrea Dama Race is lighter...

I'm suprised that the Obrea Dama Race is lighter than the TCR - since the frame/fork weights would make the Dama Race the heavier bike... but I'm guessing the Dama Race was more expensive and had...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-06, 12:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,428
Posted By ShinyBaldy

The cheap books in Taiwan aren't bootlegged.......

The cheap books in Taiwan aren't bootlegged.... it is called price discimination practiced by the licensing/publishers.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-06, 06:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,454
Posted By ShinyBaldy

It just goes to show how well marketing works -...

It just goes to show how well marketing works - cultural myths. I don't see Italian industry producing IC technology, LCD panels, etc (things where the profit margin depends on high quality control)....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-06, 01:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,653
Posted By ShinyBaldy

Not really... in 2005 - basically everyone...

Not really... in 2005 - basically everyone supported Ullrich with the exception of Vino... there was a disagreement earlier with whether Zabel should be in the TdF squad - but eventually Ullrich won...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-05, 12:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By ShinyBaldy

7000 ---> pretreated before welding 6000...

7000 ---> pretreated before welding

6000 ----> soft, welded, treated chemically and temperature afterwards.

7000 ----> poor, small company's way to build alum frames (less investment in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-05, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By ShinyBaldy

it's not that good of a deal 2nd hand 5200...

it's not that good of a deal

2nd hand 5200 on ultegra9
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-05, 10:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,432
Posted By ShinyBaldy

Also look at Giants and Specialized - some are...

Also look at Giants and Specialized - some are pretty affordable composite frames.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-05, 10:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,273
Posted By ShinyBaldy

No - then again, I'm not particularly...

No - then again, I'm not particularly representative of the typical consumer. I don't like mixed material frames, bonds add useless weight and additional point of possible failure.

Give me all...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-05, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,492
Posted By ShinyBaldy

6061 and 6066 for all practical purposes are the...

6061 and 6066 for all practical purposes are the same.

SL is probably just 7000 series alum. ZR9000 = alum with fairy dust.

7000 is preheat treated tubing that can be welded without further...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-05, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By ShinyBaldy

Critical Mass is bad activisim. Critical...

Critical Mass is bad activisim.

Critical Mass rides often become events where the goal is to disrupt regular traffic. The whole idea of bicycles being valid transportation devices means we follow...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-05, 09:59 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 75,642
Posted By ShinyBaldy

its Trek rep bs - they used to say Giant...

its Trek rep bs - they used to say Giant composite frames has clay inside (when Giant had more advanced monoscope construction and Trek is/was still using lugs with prefab tubing).

A comparison...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-05, 09:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 75,642
Posted By ShinyBaldy

Merida makes frames for Specialized Trek...

Merida makes frames for Specialized

Trek outsources their alum low-mid ends outside america.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-05, 07:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,148
Posted By ShinyBaldy

don't get the Six13... it is stupid really -...

don't get the Six13... it is stupid really - composite tubing with alum lugs and tubes... created for marketing and not for any real benefit.

You're better off with a CAAD7 or CAAD8 than a frame...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-05, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,213
Posted By ShinyBaldy

the spd-sl and the speedplay standards are all...

the spd-sl and the speedplay standards are all great

what works for some doesn't work for others.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-05, 11:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,224
Posted By ShinyBaldy

the OCR has the best frame of them all in terms...

the OCR has the best frame of them all in terms of workmenship and alum working quality... also uses a composite fork. You won't find the amount of tube shaping and hydroforming in even higher priced...
Forum: Foo
08-28-05, 10:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,737
Posted By ShinyBaldy

thanks for the proper romanization - never...

thanks for the proper romanization - never learned it myself since mandarin is my first lanauge. :)


just for the comparison... the word "butterfly" is the most silly concept in the world if you...
Forum: Foo
08-28-05, 09:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,737
Posted By ShinyBaldy

Sorry but your Chinese sucks. "Cieh" means...

Sorry but your Chinese sucks. "Cieh" means vehicle in Hoklo and greater Min-nan dilects.

It doesn't mean "Car." Anything with wheels = "Cieh".

In Mandarin chinese it is che. "Tuei Che" = Push...
08-26-05, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 926
Posted By ShinyBaldy

After 2003. The helmets were never required until...

After 2003. The helmets were never required until the tragic death of Andrei Kivilev during Paris Nice. The first year - there was a special rule that stated it was permissiable to remove them on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-05, 07:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,115
Posted By ShinyBaldy

Trek's allum alloy bikes aren't anything to brag...

Trek's allum alloy bikes aren't anything to brag about with the compeition that is out there...

Giant's alloy frames are lighter and cheaper too, with far more sophisticated tube shaping and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-05, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,941
Posted By ShinyBaldy

use hairspray...

use hairspray...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-05, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 631
Posted By ShinyBaldy

you need to find a better LBS. Fit is drastically...

you need to find a better LBS. Fit is drastically different if you put on a 70mm stem vs a 120mm stem. If they aren't even bothered to change the stem after you took a ride - they're not trying to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-05, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 631
Posted By ShinyBaldy

actually for the TCR, OCR line, it is now XS, S,...

actually for the TCR, OCR line, it is now XS, S, M, L, XL. Granted it may not be sufficient for some to get a good fit - but I wouldn't throw out the kmart commentary.

Danga - what length stem...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-05, 05:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,295
Posted By ShinyBaldy

I'll like to see your definition of "not great"...

I'll like to see your definition of "not great" bikes. Price has little to do with it.

A Colnago with simple 7000 series alum tubing with regular round cut tubes can sell for over 2k. A Giant OCR...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-05, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,511
Posted By ShinyBaldy

essentially... it is a lighter frame that's...

essentially... it is a lighter frame that's reputed to be stiffer.

don't bother thinking about what sort of fibre is being used etc... just marketing for people anyway.

In europe... you can get...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-05, 04:51 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 16,153
Posted By ShinyBaldy

http://www.cipe.org/publications/fs/ert/e22/tieE22...

http://www.cipe.org/publications/fs/ert/e22/tieE22.htm

let him read this article... maybe he'll learn something.



http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/tw.html#Econ

and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-05, 12:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,356
Posted By ShinyBaldy

Hincapie didn't ride the TTX... in fact, Trek...

Hincapie didn't ride the TTX... in fact, Trek only has one mold for the TTX... and the frame is glued together from the parts... Hincapie's frame size is too big for Lance. There was someone else on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-05, 10:04 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 16,153
Posted By ShinyBaldy

I recall the story of the chinese fortune...

I recall the story of the chinese fortune cookie... basically some american guy heard the story related to the moon cakes (Im sure u've been told it before), where revoluntary folks used cakes to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-05, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,379
Posted By ShinyBaldy

nice chart - although it doesn't indicate actual...

nice chart - although it doesn't indicate actual strength, weight or ride characteristics of the frame since we don't know the epoxy/fibre structure or the geometry of the tubing itself... :(
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-05, 09:38 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 16,153
Posted By ShinyBaldy

uh... people in china don't eat fortune cookies....

uh... people in china don't eat fortune cookies. I never saw one in my life until I came to the US.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-05, 09:24 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 16,153
Posted By ShinyBaldy

to the US of course right?

to the US of course right?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-05, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,356
Posted By ShinyBaldy

the good ones are all pretty close... and I'll...

the good ones are all pretty close... and I'll even gamble they perform at different levels with different conditions but so close that it doesn't matter much.

in no apparent order

Time
BMC...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-05, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By ShinyBaldy

It'll also make sense in a TTT situation because...

It'll also make sense in a TTT situation because the less drag an individual has... the less draft his teammates have to.

A good compromise may be increasing the power of the locomotive at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-05, 04:19 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 16,153
Posted By ShinyBaldy

Yes - it was just an example of components being...

Yes - it was just an example of components being produced in Taiwan. If Boeing can have components build in Taiwan, I don't see why a Lockheed wouldn't if they needed a component and a company in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-05, 04:02 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 16,153
Posted By ShinyBaldy

a company based in Taiwan called Topkey...

a company based in Taiwan called Topkey manufactuers aside from prob the largest % of composite tennis rackets (not easy at all), Scott CR1s, partnered with Merida the specialized work...

but also...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-05, 03:48 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 16,153
Posted By ShinyBaldy

the most amusing thing to me... as a foreigner is...

the most amusing thing to me... as a foreigner is that the touchy-feely-PC bleeding heart isn't all that different from the US-rules everyone else sucks.... to them, things are black and white.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-05, 03:23 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 16,153
Posted By ShinyBaldy

I lived in Taiwan for 15years+ of my life. Rural...

I lived in Taiwan for 15years+ of my life. Rural Taiwan on the east coast in particular can be very rural - however, the population of such folks compared with the total population is very small %....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-05, 11:42 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 16,153
Posted By ShinyBaldy

and the folks who use the money earned per hour...

and the folks who use the money earned per hour argument generally don't have a clue on the cost of living. The concept that you can eat like a king with 4 USDs a meal or eat well on a lunchbox at...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-05, 11:31 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 16,153
Posted By ShinyBaldy

yah... having traveled through parts of the...

yah... having traveled through parts of the United States, I've seen more idle people sitting outside their homes, ghettos, perfectly fine bums on the streets, etc than I ever saw in Taiwan (again...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-05, 11:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By ShinyBaldy

how is that good? doesn't it just end up running...

how is that good? doesn't it just end up running down on your glasses/nose/face?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-05, 06:23 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 16,153
Posted By ShinyBaldy

http://www.bikebiz.co.uk/daily-news/article.php?id...

http://www.bikebiz.co.uk/daily-news/article.php?id=5294

it is interesting that a Taiwanese based trade group called A-Team consisting of folks like Merida (major OEM and builds all specialized),...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-05, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By ShinyBaldy

yah... what Thyelsine said... it sounds like a...

yah... what Thyelsine said... it sounds like a discreptency in leg length (I have it too - u get up and u won't notice it, on the saddle on a fixed spot it becomes obvious) and I basically just...
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