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Forum: Road Cycling 03-11-16, 11:36 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,633
Posted By Jack's ABC
My lovely wife bought me an overpriced Rapha...

My lovely wife bought me an overpriced Rapha t-shirt from their San Fran store while away with work. Damn thing didn't fit and made me look like a newbie fred. I sent it back to their head quarters...
Forum: Western Canada 08-07-15, 11:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,521
Posted By Jack's ABC
Weird, I went in to Bow for exactly the same a...

Weird, I went in to Bow for exactly the same a 44cm shallow drop handlebar which they had none of in stock and walked out with a second hand hydraulic disk brake for $10 to fix one I busted.
...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 09-19-13, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,189
Posted By Jack's ABC
Depends on what you want the bike for. If its...

Depends on what you want the bike for. If its for racing go for Al, if its for commuting and you want something a little different and special go Ti. The Al bike will probably be a tad lighter.
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Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 05-19-11, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By Jack's ABC
Ti is worth it but at $1500 that going to be hard

I bought a Ti cyclocross frame off Ebay for about $600 and a used fork for another $100. That took a while of looking and built it up myself with compact crank and other bits I had and more I had to...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 10-18-09, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,600
Posted By Jack's ABC
Your bike is an Anglophile

Everyone in the UK, rides with the right lever operating the front brake. Just accept your bike's Anglophile habits, don't try and Americanize it. In time you will learn to love your bike for what...
Forum: Winter Cycling 02-13-09, 10:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,697
Posted By Jack's ABC
For me the frame is Titanium, so that will last...

For me the frame is Titanium, so that will last for ever. The drive train is Campy Centaur and this is Canadian winter no. 4 and will be ready for replacement this summer due to chain stretch and...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 12-12-08, 06:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,581
Posted By Jack's ABC
You can always go to source...

You can always go to source http://www.titaniumsports.com/frames.html

They don't show it, but they do Titanium cross bikes, with disk tabs if you want.
Forum: Road Cycling 09-19-08, 03:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,229
Posted By Jack's ABC
There is more out there for out better read BF...

There is more out there for out better read BF member.
From this weeks Economist
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Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 08-12-08, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By Jack's ABC
If you live somewhere it rains, and even if you...

If you live somewhere it rains, and even if you do keep your bike inside a frame can still rust out. I lost a wonderful Peugeot 753 Pro to rust. If I had know about rust saver I would have used it...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-31-08, 02:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,108
Posted By Jack's ABC
Lots of things to try and improve your fit here. ...

Lots of things to try and improve your fit here.
First guess would be that you have too much weight on your hands which is causing pinching and so the numbing.
Try a shorter stem. Explain to your...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-28-08, 08:47 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,068
Posted By Jack's ABC
Saw a car hit a pheasant (not a peasant) once. ...

Saw a car hit a pheasant (not a peasant) once. Used the spare inner tube I had with me to tie it to the bike. Next night we had pheasant and sausage stew :)
Forum: Road Cycling 07-21-08, 09:30 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,795
Posted By Jack's ABC
Yes of course I ride in the rain. I also ride...

Yes of course I ride in the rain. I also ride when its 30 Celsius and -30 Celsius. The only time I don't like riding is when it is hailing, which I can only describe as akin to being shot blasted.
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 07-18-08, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 603
Posted By Jack's ABC
I use Campy with Avids and they work fine. The...

I use Campy with Avids and they work fine.
The quality of the Avids is poor, but they work.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-03-08, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By Jack's ABC
Hit your local classifieds and see what is going...

Hit your local classifieds and see what is going for sale.
I've bought a couple of fantastic bikes second hand, including a Pegeout 753 pro with Ultegra for 225 and a Mercian Superstrider with...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-23-08, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 395
Posted By Jack's ABC
Instructions for riding in the rain

It is very easy to ride in the rain:

Put your bike kit on (a light rain jacket with a cycling top worn over the top to stop it flapping in the wind is a cheap substitute for an Assos rain jacket)....
Forum: Road Cycling 03-28-08, 01:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,912
Posted By Jack's ABC
Love my OPs

:mad: Bought a set of OPs laced to Chorus from Parker in the UK, they were built buy a muppet with only single butted spokes and delivered late by the thieving toe rags.
Couple of thousand miles...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 02-07-08, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By Jack's ABC
Think about what you would trash if you were to...

Think about what you would trash if you were to race CX or have a good crash. The Propad frame is steel so is more likely to absorb the energy of a crash and spring back into shape than an Al frame...
Forum: Western Canada 07-17-07, 08:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,521
Posted By Jack's ABC
Lifesport for service

Bike shops in Calgary are damn weird. Having spent a lot of time in UK and France, I'm used to high end bike shops being full of frames and components to build up, here its virtually just complete...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 04-25-07, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By Jack's ABC
I've got a pair of Shorty Sixes set up on some...

I've got a pair of Shorty Sixes set up on some Sintema Muddy Carbon forks and they 'chatter' like crazy. To be true as soon as the pads wear and I don't have the maximum toe in set they squeel like...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 07-02-06, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By Jack's ABC
You star

Those were not quite them but a look down the page found me real deal

http://www.bicycletires.com/tek9.asp?pg=products&specific=jolmqof0

Vittoria Tigre Cross

Thanks

Jack
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 06-30-06, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By Jack's ABC
Narrow cross tyres

I'm running an old touring frame as a single speed cross frame (I know this is bike abuse)
The problem is at the rear I can only fit 28mm tyres. I had some great Vittorias in green with nobs that...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 01-07-06, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 897
Posted By Jack's ABC
My 2 pence (2 cents for Americans). Too many...

My 2 pence (2 cents for Americans).
Too many people will rubbish someone else to try and make themselves look or feel better. I used to sell sports kit and at one product launch I had some punk...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-07-06, 01:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 683
Posted By Jack's ABC
I've just installed a Specialized Pave and have...

I've just installed a Specialized Pave and have got to say I think its great. It really does seem to absob a lot more vibrations than my previous carbon post.
You can also use it with a standard...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-05-06, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By Jack's ABC
Thanks for the advice guys. Bought the stuff all...

Thanks for the advice guys. Bought the stuff all Campy Centaur now the fun of the build and then the fun of the ride
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-27-05, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By Jack's ABC
Cranks and derailleur choices

I'm building a new bike; normally it will be equipped with a 53/39 crank and a 12-25 cassette. However if and when we get off to the Alps it will borrow the compact 50/34 crank from my other bike...
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