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06-12-09, 06:00 PM
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Posted By Geordi Laforge

yeah, we all know you take pictures of you bike....

yeah, we all know you take pictures of you bike. for the last couple years, we cannot visit a regional forum and not see one of you bikes with it's latest, minor reconfiguration or the same setup but...
06-12-09, 01:37 AM
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Posted By Geordi Laforge

A few beers at lunch break and yet another photo...

A few beers at lunch break and yet another photo of that Spectrum from yet another angle did cloud my judgment to speak without much thought. Within an hour while browsing on break, I saw that bike...
06-11-09, 03:02 PM
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Posted By Geordi Laforge

nice refute of my opinion, princess.

nice refute of my opinion, princess.
06-11-09, 03:00 PM
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Posted By Geordi Laforge

The idea is it's better to have moisture be able...

The idea is it's better to have moisture be able to exit (as a bb shell will never be water-resistant) then to have water collect in a sealed shell. If water enters and quickly exits, no big deal....
06-11-09, 02:55 PM
Replies: 56
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Posted By Geordi Laforge

are you suggesting that people should wash their...

are you suggesting that people should wash their tires after use?

LOL.
06-11-09, 02:51 PM
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Posted By Geordi Laforge

Yes. I am not impressed.

Yes. I am not impressed.
06-11-09, 02:50 PM
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Posted By Geordi Laforge

And about the spacers: sure, one can say he'd...

And about the spacers: sure, one can say he'd like to raise or lower the stem...blah blah blah...but I'm just not buying it. Looks like he owns stock in the Headset Spacer Corporation.

Cut that...
06-11-09, 02:44 PM
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Posted By Geordi Laforge

If you build a custom frame, such things should...

If you build a custom frame, such things should be considered in the build. I can give the spacers a pass (reluctantly), but the need for a setback should have been met with the geometry of the frame...
06-11-09, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By Geordi Laforge

Anodized machined side-walls? I doubt you'll find...

Anodized machined side-walls? I doubt you'll find any of those because that simply makes no sense. Machining is when the surface is removed and smoothed.

Look at ceramics, instead.
06-11-09, 02:26 PM
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Posted By Geordi Laforge

I actually think that spectrum is a fail. Why the...

I actually think that spectrum is a fail. Why the setback seatpost and stack of spacers on a custom frame? Why the non-matching Record Pista? Isnt the tail light blocked by the butt rockets?
...
06-11-09, 02:16 PM
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Posted By Geordi Laforge

http://www.irocycle.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWP...

http://www.irocycle.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=131

the IRO wheelset would be much better than those crappy Vueltas.
06-11-09, 02:13 PM
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Posted By Geordi Laforge

you mean the bottom bracket shell? drain holes.

you mean the bottom bracket shell? drain holes.
06-10-09, 12:57 PM
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Posted By Geordi Laforge

jackass.

jackass.
06-10-09, 12:54 PM
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Views: 700
Posted By Geordi Laforge

I had a pair of 3T Competizione (Merckx bend)...

I had a pair of 3T Competizione (Merckx bend) before - I found them very uncomfortable.
06-10-09, 11:37 AM
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Views: 8,580
Posted By Geordi Laforge

ha. what's with that picture?

ha. what's with that picture?
06-10-09, 11:30 AM
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Views: 3,272
Posted By Geordi Laforge

dont lock your chainring.

dont lock your chainring.
06-10-09, 11:25 AM
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Views: 700
Posted By Geordi Laforge

^ noodles

^ noodles
06-10-09, 12:59 AM
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Posted By Geordi Laforge

I recommend not breaking a chain repeatedly. ...

I recommend not breaking a chain repeatedly.

some masterlinks are reusable, some are not.
06-09-09, 07:17 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 8,697
Posted By Geordi Laforge

No one has mentioned religion or their religious...

No one has mentioned religion or their religious beliefs, so what are you talking about?

If you dont like this thread, then dont participate. And this is called a "discussion forum" for reason --...
06-09-09, 07:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,968
Posted By Geordi Laforge

superflash on the back. cateye spot in the front,...

superflash on the back. cateye spot in the front, but I'm still deciding on which torch to replace it with -- I'd like 3 modes (on/off/blink), short, water and shock proof, 3 hours at least of...
06-09-09, 02:52 PM
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Posted By Geordi Laforge

easier to degrease/clean when the chain is off,...

easier to degrease/clean when the chain is off, but if you clean/lube it regularly, there is no need to take the chain off as the grime and grit wouldnt be as bad.
06-09-09, 02:50 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,843
Posted By Geordi Laforge

nice. is this thread over yet?

nice.
is this thread over yet?
06-09-09, 02:35 PM
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Posted By Geordi Laforge

...and pick up some lyrca.

...and pick up some lyrca.
06-09-09, 02:33 PM
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Posted By Geordi Laforge

If you remove those cheap masterlinks, be sure to...

If you remove those cheap masterlinks, be sure to have a replacement. They are designed to be single-use only. Sure, you might be fine (and plenty of riders are), but why risk it? A card of KMC...
06-09-09, 02:30 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 8,697
Posted By Geordi Laforge

I'd guess the metal scrappers would pull the...

I'd guess the metal scrappers would pull the frame long before it would reach a landfill. At least where I live, they dig through alleyways and dumpsters for metal well before the trash trucks show...
06-09-09, 02:25 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,843
Posted By Geordi Laforge

I havent followed the thread extensively, so...

I havent followed the thread extensively, so that's good news. And there's nothing wrong with upgrading -- we all know that.

Buy some $3 velox plugs (they're the best), some Fizik tape, SPD-Ls or...
06-09-09, 12:17 PM
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Views: 4,843
Posted By Geordi Laforge

ok now you've come back to earth, carleton. ...

ok now you've come back to earth, carleton.

personally, I think devilshaircut should worry less about top of the notch carbon aero wheels, get the basics sorted first. no helmet? no kit? no...
06-09-09, 01:03 AM
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Views: 2,450
Posted By Geordi Laforge

sure: http://tinyurl.com/lvxq4g I think you...

sure: http://tinyurl.com/lvxq4g

I think you should just get a 90 and go from there -- common size found on most completes. how are you so certain you'll need such a short stem? if the top tube is...
06-08-09, 12:33 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,843
Posted By Geordi Laforge

take a deep breath devilsheadband - everything is...

take a deep breath devilsheadband - everything is going to be ok.
06-08-09, 11:59 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,843
Posted By Geordi Laforge

maybe you should just quiet yourself and take...

maybe you should just quiet yourself and take some advice once in awhile from people that are more experienced than you.
06-08-09, 11:52 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 8,697
Posted By Geordi Laforge

foodstamps, bro

foodstamps, bro
06-08-09, 12:16 AM
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Views: 8,697
Posted By Geordi Laforge

so?

so?
06-08-09, 12:07 AM
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Views: 8,697
Posted By Geordi Laforge

...only if you're a car enthusiast, apparently.

...only if you're a car enthusiast, apparently.
06-08-09, 12:04 AM
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Views: 421
Posted By Geordi Laforge

ummm. that frame was built with 27" wheels in...

ummm.
that frame was built with 27" wheels in mind.

you're putting 700c wheels on and complaining about the abundance of clearance..? well duh.
06-07-09, 11:58 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 8,697
Posted By Geordi Laforge

I dont think it's "ok" -- and just because he's a...

I dont think it's "ok" -- and just because he's a cyclist is not an excuse.

and it's "ok" for a government entity to do so. why? because that is the job we've given them. conversely, until a...
06-07-09, 11:49 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 8,697
Posted By Geordi Laforge

I am okay with that. A city government has the...

I am okay with that. A city government has the job of maintaining public infrastructure. Abandoned property littering the sidewalks can be a nuisance. And you make it seems like the cops/city just...
06-07-09, 11:40 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 8,697
Posted By Geordi Laforge

this. sometimes you just gotta quiet the...

this.

sometimes you just gotta quiet the monkey brain that rationalizes such things and just back off.

I dont know what is right and wrong -- im not a moralist. But I know sometimes it's...
06-07-09, 08:14 PM
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Posted By Geordi Laforge

whoa - never seen that bike before!

whoa - never seen that bike before!
06-07-09, 08:12 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,243
Posted By Geordi Laforge

I'm going to be firm and answer for you. ...

I'm going to be firm and answer for you.

"hell no"
06-07-09, 08:11 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 8,697
Posted By Geordi Laforge

+1 Perhaps this person is in a hospital or...

+1

Perhaps this person is in a hospital or jail -- no one knows. I'd rather come out of the hospital or jail and retrieve my frame sans components than nothing at all.

would you want someone to...
06-07-09, 08:07 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,243
Posted By Geordi Laforge

...and you'd actually wear that?

...and you'd actually wear that?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-09, 05:09 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,140
Posted By Geordi Laforge

http://i43.tinypic.com/21l1xlu.jpg

http://i43.tinypic.com/21l1xlu.jpg
06-07-09, 04:46 PM
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Posted By Geordi Laforge

gross.

gross.
06-07-09, 04:45 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,243
Posted By Geordi Laforge

I have an eschelon - it's a damn good helmet.

I have an eschelon - it's a damn good helmet.
06-07-09, 04:40 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,441
Posted By Geordi Laforge

small penis

small penis
06-07-09, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By Geordi Laforge

yup. have a bike shop look it over and provide an...

yup. have a bike shop look it over and provide an estimate. they might notice a hairline crack in the stem or whatever salvageable component that you're overlooking.

an estimate from a bike shop...
06-07-09, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By Geordi Laforge

is this for an insurance claim? usually they...

is this for an insurance claim? usually they require a bike shop to estimate the value. In my experience, a friendly lbs will be sympathetic.
06-07-09, 10:06 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,441
Posted By Geordi Laforge

http://www.rwongphoto.com/RW4405_web.jpg

http://www.rwongphoto.com/RW4405_web.jpg
06-07-09, 10:02 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,441
Posted By Geordi Laforge

any hipster dunks -- just because they make you...

any hipster dunks -- just because they make you look like an a33hole.
06-07-09, 01:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,712
Posted By Geordi Laforge

either your track nuts suck or you're just not...

either your track nuts suck or you're just not using enough torque. or both. axle placement in the drop outs is largely irrelevant.

if you dont have the strength to tighten properly, just get a...
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