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World War IIILazywriter
Feb 13, 2002 2:44 PM
Yes, it is me, and here is my new ride. Let the bashing begin.
Interesting. By your library, I am assuming . . .morrison
Feb 13, 2002 2:59 PM
you are a mental health professional. I can see my father's book on the shelf. (No sh!t) He wrote DSM-IV Made Easy. The last name of the author and my name should confirm my story.


oops forgot to say "Nice Bike" Mean it, too! nmmorrison
Feb 13, 2002 3:01 PM
Yes, I do work in the field and itLazywriter
Feb 13, 2002 3:06 PM
is a great book to have as a reference. Very cool and thanks for the compliment.
Very, very nice! (nm)Allen az
Feb 13, 2002 3:11 PM
That bike has only one problem...Bruno
Feb 13, 2002 3:16 PM
it is too clean. It shows that you haven't ridden it yet. I would change the stem spacers color to black. Otherwise its very nice.
That bike has only one problem...Lazywriter
Feb 13, 2002 3:24 PM
Yes, I only rode it twice so far, but I just picked it up a few days ago and it gets dark early in the east nowadays. The spacer situation is that I had mulitple black spacers and my LBS cut me this 30mm in aluminum as it is better to have one solid piece. I just ordered a black 25mm carbon conical spacer to see if that works on my bike. I assure you it will get nice and dirty. That is why I ride ti, I don't need to really worry.
re: World War IIIweiwentg
Feb 13, 2002 3:59 PM
bash? what for? that looks like a damn sweet ride....
a framed poster of Lance???!!!haHaHA
Feb 13, 2002 4:45 PM
An autographed framed poster of LanceLazywriter
Feb 13, 2002 4:50 PM
very perceptive. Seemed kinda juvenile just to have a poster in my place for a guy in his thirties. So in order to have my girlfriend accept a cycling poster, it had to be meaningful. Therefore the autographed "Courage" poster.
I dig it.
it iseven funnier
Feb 13, 2002 6:12 PM
it isHey Mickey-mac
Feb 13, 2002 7:10 PM
You post under differnt names, don't you?
No, andmickey-mac
Feb 13, 2002 8:44 PM
based on your spelling, I'm assuming this is another one of your names, Lazywriter.
No, andLazywriter
Feb 13, 2002 9:05 PM
Hey Mickey! That wasn't me and that doesn't seem like poor spelling as much as maybe a typo. Stop being so critical. No need to hide from you anyway.
How did you get that poster autographed? (nm)CRM
Feb 14, 2002 10:01 AM
Very well put together.Leisure
Feb 13, 2002 5:33 PM
It's hard to go wrong with silver and black (my mtb is done up the same way). Looks like you really did your shopping. The handlebar tape nicely rounds-out the image. The opinions of those few that choose to bash it won't change how good the bike is. I say it's badass.
re: World War IIIjohnjohn
Feb 13, 2002 6:15 PM
Bravo, your bike is absolutely stunning! Care to share any cost figures with us? Frame in particular. Do I need a Swiss bank account?! :)
What's that? An Eames chair? Is that a real one?jeebus
Feb 13, 2002 6:44 PM
If it is, it's worth as much as the bike. Where's the matching ottoman? I got one in black. A replica unfortunately.

Nice bike and nice chair!
What's that? An Eames chair? Is that a real one?Lazywriter
Feb 13, 2002 6:56 PM
Thanks and I wish I had a black one myself. As far as "real", it used to belong to my girlfriend's father who bought it off an architect that had it in a showroom. It is not a Hermann Miller version which is usually the standard, but other companies made "real" ones. The ottoman was pushed to the side to take the picture. Thanks
And that table...pgager
Feb 13, 2002 8:41 PM
Frazier Crane's Library, Chair, and BikePeter
Feb 13, 2002 8:41 PM
Looks like a stage set from "Frazier."
Dr. Crane would probably own a Seven though.
All kidding aside, nice bike. Have fun!
I am getting just as many comments onLazywriter
Feb 13, 2002 9:02 PM
my place as I am on my bike. Should I be concerned that my place is a hovel???? Yes, the table is Ikea. A lot of my furniture is. Inexpensive but holding up well after 7 years. The chair is Eames and I have a real Alvar Allto dining room/chair set. Do you guys want to come over and see the rest of my place???
Just kidding and thanks for the comments. I must say that people do find how others live curious. Don't we all wonder what the other posters here homes look like?
Plus, those bookcases go up 8 feet and there are 2 more than you see in the picture. 1 bedroom apartment with over 2000 books and 4 bikes. What more do I need?
You don't have to reply to every one...SPAZ
Feb 13, 2002 9:12 PM
re: World War IIIguido
Feb 13, 2002 10:37 PM
Can't find anything to bash! A very sensible set-up: 32 spokes front and rear? Not so much seatpost showing, handlebars almost at seat level, generous stem length, indicating a rangy cockpit, comfortable riding. 53-39, 12-27? Darker finish, graphics, nicely integrated handlebar tape. The bike smokes, man! A true object of Lust!

World War III? Have you read Norman O. Brown's "Life Against Death, The Psychoanalytic Interpretation of History?"
What bike??DWridesGT
Feb 14, 2002 2:44 AM
I didn't even notice a bike in the picture. Anyways, your "History of Art" book has a ripped cover. And on a curious note, what kind of lightbulbs are you using? Softwhite glow 50/60 watters I'm guessing.

No, seriously, your bike is fabulous. Enjoy the ride.

Hey Lazy....yummy
Feb 14, 2002 4:14 AM
As a side question, Where are you ordering this one-piece carbon spacer from? I need one myself, so any info you could offer would be most helpful.

Thanks in advance.
Hi YummyLazywriter
Feb 14, 2002 2:47 PM
go to and check out component section. It is the Winwood conical stack spacer. Their 1-580-510-9224 and ask for that spacer. It is back ordered but should be available in a week or so.
Nice Bikepmf1
Feb 14, 2002 5:58 AM
I especially like that you put a Reynolds fork on there instead of one of those ugly, cr@ppy LS forks.

People may make fun of LS bikes, but they are great, well made bikes. LS has tons of experience and stands behind their products. Yeah, I'm biased, I have one.

What I don't get is paying $4000 for a Seven Axiom frame which is made of straight guage ti tubing.
Sweet Ride man...ashleyrenfroe
Feb 14, 2002 6:10 AM
You make me very jealous. I love Lightspeed MTB's, but never even dreamed of owning a roadie.

I'll keep riding my Trek until Lightspeed buys me one!!
My only problem with it is...Tig
Feb 14, 2002 7:45 AM
...that its not sitting in my house! You did a very nice job of building it up. I can't imagine anyone bashing it. Enjoy riding it and tell us what you think.
Perfect ride!!!!woodes
Feb 14, 2002 11:55 AM
whats in the jar? nmsecourir
Feb 14, 2002 12:21 PM
I wondered that too. It looks like it might be some . . .morrison
Feb 14, 2002 3:19 PM
sort of home made candle. If you check closely, you can see 2 candles next to it. I wouldn't keep the candles on such a low shelf, but then, I have kids.
im sure you thought of something more illicit first! ;-) nmsecourir
Feb 14, 2002 3:36 PM