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12-03-12, 11:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,691
Posted By SlimRider

After, using the word "speculate" in addition to...

After, using the word "speculate" in addition to the simile?
12-03-12, 10:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,691
Posted By SlimRider

I always try not too... Didn't you notice...

I always try not too...

Didn't you notice the simile?
Forum: Touring
12-03-12, 07:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,431
Posted By SlimRider

On your budget, you will need a 2-person pup tent...

On your budget, you will need a 2-person pup tent (for sleeping only), complete with a sleeping bag and blanket. You should also have a small pot large enough for a small chicken. You will survive...
Forum: Touring
12-03-12, 06:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,264
Posted By SlimRider

Alright then, we'll make an exception in your...

Alright then, we'll make an exception in your case, my friend...

You're clearly not crazy! :lol:

A CF fork on a touring bike, might be alright for credit card touring for the weekend. However,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-12, 05:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,063
Posted By SlimRider

Why purchase a bike before Xmas? ....That's...

Why purchase a bike before Xmas?

....That's just crazy! :twitchy:

Wait until after Xmas when you know you'll get much better deals! :thumb:

PS.

I predict that after Xmas, Diamondback is...
Forum: Touring
12-03-12, 04:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,264
Posted By SlimRider

I missed that the first time around... ...

I missed that the first time around...

Whoever heard of a CF fork for a touring bike, before. That's just plain crazy!



Oh Yeah..

Well they can take that rack and saddle right back off...
12-03-12, 12:20 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-12, 09:42 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,345
Posted By SlimRider

Psimet2001 says: In many cases, the...

Psimet2001 says:



In many cases, the use of a lawyer isn't necessary when the BBB is contacted. Usually a reasonable settlement can be reach, without the use of an actual lawyer.

Mprelaw...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-12, 08:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,048
Posted By SlimRider

Just remember to checkout the Jamis Coda Comp....

Just remember to checkout the Jamis Coda Comp. Jamis has both a Comp for males and one for females, too. The flat handlebar will assist your wife with a more upright stable feeling of confidence. You...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-12, 07:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,701
Posted By SlimRider

If it were up to me, I'd make texting and talking...

If it were up to me, I'd make texting and talking on cell phones, while driving or cycling, a Class A misdemeanor. First offense, a $100 fine. Second offense, a $1000 fine. All third offenses would...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-12, 06:34 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,345
Posted By SlimRider

TeamS5 says: Stating you were most...

TeamS5 says:



Stating you were most likely the first one to ride this bike, sounds really suspcious, to me. If nothing else, it's a warning to quite possibly start preparing for a future...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-12, 05:17 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,345
Posted By SlimRider

I've never heard of such a window for cars,...

I've never heard of such a window for cars, motorcycles, or bicycles....
12-02-12, 05:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,691
Posted By SlimRider

I would speculate this: Since both are...

I would speculate this:

Since both are highly rated, I would expect the MTB componentry to stand up to more abuse. OTOH, I'd expect the 105/Tiagra combo to be smoother in shifting, since road...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-12, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 757
Posted By SlimRider

OOOOPS!!! :twitchy: You're absolutely right!...

OOOOPS!!! :twitchy:

You're absolutely right! Too much Birthday cheer! :lol:

Sorry, OP!

I'll delete....

Thanks, R1lee! :thumb:
12-02-12, 04:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,691
Posted By SlimRider

The problem is that the X7 is MTB componentry,...

The problem is that the X7 is MTB componentry, while 105 and Tiagra are both of road bike componentry.


Sorta like comparing apples with oranges in a way. You do find X7 componentry on quality...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-12, 04:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,701
Posted By SlimRider

I absolutely detest Salmon and Ninjas whenever...

I absolutely detest Salmon and Ninjas whenever I'm cycling or driving!

They're all hazardous to everyone on the road. I once made a right-hand turn straight into the path of a salmoning cyclist. I...
12-02-12, 03:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,691
Posted By SlimRider

For $200 cheaper, you'll most likely be getting a...

For $200 cheaper, you'll most likely be getting a very similar experience.

However, I must admit that the Bassano does look much better...

If the componentry is much better than X7, then we can...
Forum: Touring
12-02-12, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By SlimRider

Just stay away from starches and you'll be...

Just stay away from starches and you'll be alright. Just stuff your face with veggies and meats. Don't drink beer!

Limit your alcohol intake to only a glass of wine or two per day.

Limit higher...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-12, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By SlimRider

Equip your aluminum framed bike with rack and...

Equip your aluminum framed bike with rack and fenders. Wear a pair of shorts, a pair of flipflops, and a hooded Poncho on rainy commutes.

Carry a change of clothes in your panniers. Change, once...
12-02-12, 01:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,691
Posted By SlimRider

IMHO, the Specialized Sirrus is the only way to...

IMHO, the Specialized Sirrus is the only way to go! :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-12, 01:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,601
Posted By SlimRider

Perhaps Ole Blue was the better Cannondale deal,...

Perhaps Ole Blue was the better Cannondale deal, afterall! :rolleyes:
Forum: Touring
12-02-12, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,264
Posted By SlimRider

If the bike is truly new (and doesn't just "look"...

If the bike is truly new (and doesn't just "look" new), and not a used 2008 Aurora Elite, I'd say buy it as is for $800 OTD!

However, that's only if you get a warranty and all of the amenities...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-12, 12:06 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,345
Posted By SlimRider

Nope! Not trying to sue, just getting ready...

Nope!

Not trying to sue, just getting ready in case that's the necessary route for defense...

You've just always got to be prepared! :thumb:

**************

In the event that the LBS...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-12, 11:50 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 16,449
Posted By SlimRider

I currently live on the East Bay, just a stone's...

I currently live on the East Bay, just a stone's throw from San Francisco. Practically everyday is just perfect for cycling, or anything else you'd like to do outdoors. It's almost never too hot or...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-12, 11:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 859
Posted By SlimRider

Hmmm.... Well I find that to be quite...

Hmmm....

Well I find that to be quite remarkable!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-12, 11:15 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,345
Posted By SlimRider

I must admit, the BBB just ain't the honest...

I must admit, the BBB just ain't the honest institution it used to be.

However, the BBB does help to settle thousands of these civil cases each year. To that extent, the court still respects the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-12, 11:07 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,345
Posted By SlimRider

+1 I like this approach too! :D

+1

I like this approach too! :D
Forum: Commuting
12-02-12, 10:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 859
Posted By SlimRider

Pepox369 says: Yeah, well that's...

Pepox369 says:



Yeah, well that's what I had quite seriously suspected! :D


SPECELIZEDRIDER says:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-12, 06:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,601
Posted By SlimRider

Hey there Iamdro, First of all, never try to...

Hey there Iamdro,

First of all, never try to lube your bike with WD-40. Secondly, try to find a bicycle co-op in your area. They will have bicycle mechanics there who will know how to fix your...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-12, 11:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 859
Posted By SlimRider

Were there any hills to climb?

Were there any hills to climb?
12-01-12, 10:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,325
Posted By SlimRider

Ah___! So you're just adding a new line to your...

Ah___! So you're just adding a new line to your repertoire of skills. Splendid! :thumb:

I thought that when you stated that you'd like to "parlay" the bike mechanics into a job, that you weren't...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-12, 10:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,601
Posted By SlimRider

Well, at least you know that you have a quality...

Well, at least you know that you have a quality brand in the house...

You just may have made the deal of the century, who knows?

Cannondale makes great bikes, so no worries there!

However, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-12, 09:26 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,345
Posted By SlimRider

Not if he's still in possession of the bike! He's...

Not if he's still in possession of the bike! He's got to take it back and leave it!

Besides...

We already know where the store is coming from, if they're talkin' that cosmetic crap!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-12, 09:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,601
Posted By SlimRider

Just make certain that the fit is perfect... ...

Just make certain that the fit is perfect...

If that Cannondale fits, it just may very well be worth it! :thumb:

PS.

You might be able to squeeze another ten or more years out of her...Who...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-12, 08:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,601
Posted By SlimRider

First of all, just be patient and don't jump too...

First of all, just be patient and don't jump too fast, before analyzing all the factors.

Facts:

1) The Old White Cannondale might be purchased for even less than $250, but first, it's actual...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-12, 07:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,601
Posted By SlimRider

Just take the plunge and pull the trigger! ...

Just take the plunge and pull the trigger!

Let's get this thing rolling!

BTW

There are many single speed cyclists that can keep pace with guys on multi-geared bikes. It all depends upon...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-12, 07:13 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,345
Posted By SlimRider

Just bear in mind and remember: If that LBS...

Just bear in mind and remember:

If that LBS refuses to listen to your heart-felt feelings and they demonstrate they couldn't give two shakes about your honesty, you're going to end up where these...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-12, 06:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,601
Posted By SlimRider

I was beginning to think you were a teenager or...

I was beginning to think you were a teenager or something (16-19 yrs. old perhaps). I figured, driving to work, yet cylcing with dad... He's probably a teenager living at home...

It's never safe...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-12, 06:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,601
Posted By SlimRider

Well in that case, go back to the Cannondales! ...

Well in that case, go back to the Cannondales!

That white one looked pretty good...

Hey! I thought you were older! You present yourself very well! :thumb:

PS.

When you referred to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-12, 05:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,601
Posted By SlimRider

IDK...Let's see! :thumb: At the $300 price...

IDK...Let's see! :thumb:

At the $300 price point, you will see many different bikes with those cheap suspension forks. There's only one thing worse than a cheap multi-geared bike with a cheap...
12-01-12, 05:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 679
Posted By SlimRider

I think you not only could use a shorter stem,...

I think you not only could use a shorter stem, but quite possibly a higher saddle position, as well...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-12, 05:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,601
Posted By SlimRider

The Argyle is cheaper because it's made of a...

The Argyle is cheaper because it's made of a cheaper kinda steel than the others. It's made of hi-tensile steel, instead of chromoly steel. Both types of steel are strong, it's just that chromoly...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-12, 05:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,601
Posted By SlimRider

First of all, the pics upside down! However,...

First of all, the pics upside down!

However, for $100, you can't go too far wrong!

OTOH, if it doesn't fit, we're just spinning our wheels....

Trust me...What you save in fuel bills by...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-12, 04:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,601
Posted By SlimRider

Looks better than that old blue Cannondale for...

Looks better than that old blue Cannondale for sure!

I don't think it looks $300 better, though!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-12, 04:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,601
Posted By SlimRider

I can guarantee you that you'd never regret...

I can guarantee you that you'd never regret buying a really decent single speed. The best single speed deal is online at performancebike.com. It's called the Fuji Declaration @ $450. Of course,...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-12, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By SlimRider

Personally, I'd go with either the Revenio or the...

Personally, I'd go with either the Revenio or the Secteur...

I hear that Apex is slightly better than 105...

However, I like Raleigh more than Specialized, as a company and brand.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-12, 04:06 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,345
Posted By SlimRider

Just make sure that after their inspection, you...

Just make sure that after their inspection, you either get a refund, or a new bike.

...We're not talkin' any repairs here....

PS.

Who pays full price for a brand new bike that needs...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-12, 03:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,601
Posted By SlimRider

Correction: I think that most probably is...

Correction:

I think that most probably is NOT a dent, afterall! However, the cassette does look kinda rusted.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-12, 03:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,601
Posted By SlimRider

Well first of all, it's a Cannondale. Secondly,...

Well first of all, it's a Cannondale. Secondly, it has excellent componentry (provided that the components are in good condition). It doesn't look abused from what I can see (which happens to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-12, 03:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,601
Posted By SlimRider

That's much better! If it fits, grab...

That's much better!

If it fits, grab it!....But only if it's a perfect fit!
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