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07-16-12, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By rugerben

As for this: I have to admit... I do...

As for this:


I have to admit... I do kinda like it. There is something so... simple and clean about it. It's all up to my feel and my sense of which mechanical piece is doing what.
07-16-12, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By rugerben

Ha!!! I was actually referring to eBay, but of...

Ha!!! I was actually referring to eBay, but of course, enogh people call it "fleabay" that now, there actually IS a website by that name!! I love it.

Yes, the barcons are actually ultegra...
07-16-12, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By rugerben

Please refresh my memory on an RD issue

Ok, so I used to be really into working on bikes, but have gotten out of practice and have forgotten some stuff.
I'm working on an early 90's C-Dale touring bike. It has a 7 speed cassette in the...
01-19-10, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By rugerben

How in the heck do I know which cone to use?

The front hub cones on my Cannondale T400 are trashed. I rode them till they died, and then clean and repacked with grease and rode another bunch of miles on them until finally they are just...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-09, 06:34 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,927
Posted By rugerben

I loved my 1991 Sirrus. Sorry I sold that thing...

I loved my 1991 Sirrus. Sorry I sold that thing to buy my Giant TCR.
Do yourself a favor and keep that Sirrus for when you want to go old-school.

Also, I have to ask, and I don't mean this in...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-09, 10:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,084
Posted By rugerben

1)Great bike. Nice buy. congrats. 2) It's...

1)Great bike. Nice buy. congrats.

2) It's worth learning to put the tires on yourself. DO yourself a favor and do not get them installed at the shop. Even if it takes you a while to learn it,...
11-11-09, 09:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,687
Posted By rugerben

I love GT's. My 1994ish GT Talera. It was...

I love GT's.
My 1994ish GT Talera.
It was my winter commuter bike last year. Now, it's just my every day commuter bike, i loved it so much.

I have to take new pics though. It now sports...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-09, 08:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 988
Posted By rugerben

Bingo. Of course, speaking of big wastes of...

Bingo.

Of course, speaking of big wastes of time... you and I are both sitting on the internet reading about some guy who wants to know if he should buy a game console and we actually care enough...
11-09-09, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7,386
Views: 2,149,195
Posted By rugerben

I love it. But I love that M3 more. Woof!!! ...

I love it. But I love that M3 more. Woof!!!

I'm not nearly "gangsta" enough to pull off that Escalade though. ;)
Forum: Commuting
11-08-09, 08:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 937
Posted By rugerben

My lord. 150 miles on a singe-speed cruiser...

My lord. 150 miles on a singe-speed cruiser would be an accomplishment for ME, at 25 Y.O.
Heck, people were shocked when I rode the TdC century ride on a Giant TranSend with 700X32c tires and...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-09, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 958
Posted By rugerben

I've heard that when they start to sag you should...

I've heard that when they start to sag you should tighten the adjustment bolt to the max and then bake the saddle at 350 in the oven for an hour to make sure it keeps shape.
Then dunk it in a...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-09, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 958
Posted By rugerben

DING DING DING!!!! We have a winner!!!!

DING DING DING!!!!

We have a winner!!!!
Forum: Commuting
11-08-09, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 958
Posted By rugerben

"He has just returned from defeating the Cretins...

"He has just returned from defeating the Cretins at Sparta!
Oh!
Make that the Spartans at Crete!"

First one to ID the quote wins!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-09, 12:18 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,258
Posted By rugerben

That was me, minus the oreos.......:twitchy:

That was me, minus the oreos.......:twitchy:
Forum: Commuting
11-07-09, 09:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,781
Posted By rugerben

Edit to erase my previous post. I didn't read...

Edit to erase my previous post. I didn't read the rest of the thread before replying.
Mods, feel free to erase.
11-07-09, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 965
Posted By rugerben

Probably not too far off actually. Think...

Probably not too far off actually.

Think about getting a top of the line steel bike today with Campy Record components, and really good wheels.
I see no way to avoid spending around $3k for it.
11-05-09, 09:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,312
Posted By rugerben

Very nice. I absolutely LOVE the look ...

Very nice. I absolutely LOVE the look

What's going to keep them stuck inside the bar end so they don't fall out?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-09, 09:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,443
Posted By rugerben

That's because the cables aren't internally...

That's because the cables aren't internally routed. :p
I picked up on that too.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-09, 08:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,443
Posted By rugerben

I see your snow plow and raise you a camper. ...

I see your snow plow and raise you a camper.

http://www.booooooom.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/kevin_cyr_01.jpg

Edit to add:
Perhaps I should rephrase my reply.

"Why are bikes not used as...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-09, 03:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,443
Posted By rugerben

Glad to be of service. One more for the road. ...

Glad to be of service.
One more for the road.
http://gadgets.boingboing.net/gimages/Bike-Mower-2.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-09, 03:21 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,155
Posted By rugerben

The chateau!??!?! Bwahahahaha. I haven't...

The chateau!??!?! Bwahahahaha. I haven't thought about Chateau in a loooooong time.

When I was at Brandeis, my friends used to go to that place. I never went into it though.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-09, 06:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 690
Posted By rugerben

I dunno where you guys shop. Around here, I've...

I dunno where you guys shop. Around here, I've never seen a 105 equipped bike for <$1000 even on closeout.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-09, 06:15 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,443
Posted By rugerben

A Dooble if you will.

A Dooble if you will.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-09, 04:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,443
Posted By rugerben

In days of yore, before such fancy inventions as...

In days of yore, before such fancy inventions as the toilet bike, there was the outhouse bike.

http://www.impactlab.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/toilet-bicycle-206.jpg

Edit: fixed broken link.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-09, 04:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,443
Posted By rugerben

You need high fiber Gu.

You need high fiber Gu.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-09, 03:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,443
Posted By rugerben

Why not use bikes as crappers? ...

Why not use bikes as crappers?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3509/3465138803_0950d2f9c4.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-09, 03:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,443
Posted By rugerben

http://bikehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/gu...

http://bikehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/guy-riding-bicycle-lawnmower.jpg

The lawnmower equivalent of the Ebike.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-09, 03:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,443
Posted By rugerben

http://www.spraygraphic.com/storage2/member_files/...

http://www.spraygraphic.com/storage2/member_files/608/picture/600_57bc676bbc84b423fd3fc8e81304fabd.jpg

Better?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-09, 03:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,443
Posted By rugerben

I think bikes should be used as lawnmowers. ...

I think bikes should be used as lawnmowers.
http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-content/uploads/mowercycle23.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-09, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,516
Posted By rugerben

I was also going to suggest p-clips. As...

I was also going to suggest p-clips.

As for whether or not it's a good commuter.... well, it'll be a fast commuter. I'm going to guess it would be ok if you are not going to be commuting over...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-09, 08:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,009
Posted By rugerben

I'd bet you don't have the cojones to buy it.

I'd bet you don't have the cojones to buy it.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-09, 06:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,159
Posted By rugerben

How many grams is a lo-jack device? do they make...

How many grams is a lo-jack device? do they make them in Ti or CF to minimize the weight penalty.:D
11-01-09, 01:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,565
Posted By rugerben

Flip it. LOL. Sorry, I couldn't help...

Flip it.

LOL. Sorry, I couldn't help myself. I was just hanging out in the roadie subforum.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-09, 01:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,195
Posted By rugerben

I realize that I'm probably the odd man out...

I realize that I'm probably the odd man out because I use SPD (traditionally a MTB pedal), but I've never even thought of cleaning them and I've ben using them for about a year and a half-two years...
11-01-09, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 789
Posted By rugerben

Energy foods with Caffiene?

Gu puts out a line that has caffeine, and one that doesn't, Cliff shot/blok also has an option for caffeine or no caffeine.

Now, it's my understanding that caffeine dehydrates. So I can...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-09, 07:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,216
Posted By rugerben

Hrm.... they are five speed shifters. I wonder...

Hrm.... they are five speed shifters. I wonder if I should get two of them for my ten speed bike.:p
10-30-09, 06:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,068
Posted By rugerben

It's probably pining for the fjords.

It's probably pining for the fjords.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-09, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 912
Posted By rugerben

It's funny, I was just looking around at Ti...

It's funny, I was just looking around at Ti frames today and I was thinking that I would love to build up an R330 frame with Force. I think that's how I'm going to do my next bike.

I applaud your...
10-30-09, 05:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,068
Posted By rugerben

MIght I add, that the source of this crash might...

MIght I add, that the source of this crash might be hiding along with a most elusive fish? (yeah I know, different movie.)
10-30-09, 05:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,068
Posted By rugerben

He who is valiant and pure of spirit may find the...

He who is valiant and pure of spirit may find the source of this crash in the Castle of AAAhhahhhhahhaaa.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-09, 05:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,601
Posted By rugerben

Tough call. Honestly, if no one of them spoke to...

Tough call. Honestly, if no one of them spoke to you more than the others, just get the one you think is best looking.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-09, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 653
Posted By rugerben

And no ride report yet? Weak. ;) Enjoy. ...

And no ride report yet? Weak. ;)

Enjoy. that's a very nice bike (and worthy of upgrades as you continue to ride the bejeebers out of it.)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-09, 02:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,570
Posted By rugerben

I missed it before. Now I see it. Thanks for...

I missed it before. Now I see it. Thanks for pointing that out. My mistake.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-09, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,570
Posted By rugerben

So after all that info about the weight and price...

So after all that info about the weight and price and whatnot, you never posted the final weight!!!
Forum: Commuting
10-30-09, 01:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 759
Posted By rugerben

Yeah but the joke is funnier the other way!

Yeah but the joke is funnier the other way!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-09, 06:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,449
Posted By rugerben

The last time i bought Hutchinson Fusion2 tires...

The last time i bought Hutchinson Fusion2 tires at performance bike, they were $23 each or so. Excellent tires for the money. I really like them a lot.
Forum: Commuting
10-29-09, 06:11 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,623
Posted By rugerben

Git 'im cowboy!!!!! He had it coming. ...

Git 'im cowboy!!!!!

He had it coming.

I was once riding home, 3 miles from the end of a half century on a Sunday morning and some jerkwad pulled up next to me and spat a mouth full of water...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-09, 06:00 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,232
Posted By rugerben

I voted for steel because steel bikes are a...

I voted for steel because steel bikes are a weakness of mine, but....
If I were voting my my favorite frame, I'd have probably gone with 'other.'

My favorite ride is my Giant TCR alliance1. It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-09, 05:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,837
Posted By rugerben

Why no Ti forks?

It seems like all the Ti bikes that I see, come with carbon forks. Even the ones that have Ti seatposts have carbon forks.
Why have I not seen Ti forks on Ti bikes?
Forum: Commuting
10-28-09, 08:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,530
Posted By rugerben

Good for you. Like I said originally, if you...

Good for you. Like I said originally, if you want to dampen road vibration, use a sightly wider tire at lower pressure. Instead of a 1" tire at 100psi, a 1.5" tire at 75psi will be much more...
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