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Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 11-12-15, 04:51 PM
Replies: 95
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Posted By amgarcia
Did you ever get it? What's it look like and...

Did you ever get it? What's it look like and how's it ride?

I got a Gunnar Roadie today, although mine is purple. I love my Crosshairs.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-08-15, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,001
Posted By amgarcia
Yep! I have 6700 shifters, FD, and RD.

Yep! I have 6700 shifters, FD, and RD.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-08-15, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,001
Posted By amgarcia
From Mike Varley of Black Mountain Cycles: ...

From Mike Varley of Black Mountain Cycles:

"That was a while back. The cranks now work well w/10-speed. They changed the design of the large chainring. It does work best with a Shimano front...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-08-15, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,001
Posted By amgarcia
Not new! If I have to give up on it, I'll likely...

Not new! If I have to give up on it, I'll likely buy the Shimano CX70 crankset with a cheap Shimano bottom bracket.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-08-15, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,001
Posted By amgarcia
I have 8 speed friction on my commuter and it...

I have 8 speed friction on my commuter and it works just fine with 7 speed chainrings. I wouldn't much worry about it.

Sadly, I'm already all in with a full Shimano 6700 crankset. I was hoping to...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-08-15, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,001
Posted By amgarcia
The only not sentimental reason is I already...

The only not sentimental reason is I already bought the appropriate Phil Wood square taper bottom bracket for the White Industries crankset, which was a pretty penny. The other reasons include...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-08-15, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,001
Posted By amgarcia
White Industries VBC and 10 Speed Shimano

Based on this post at Black Mountain Cycles (Black Mountain Cycles: Bells and whistles... (http://www.blackmtncycles.com/2013/01/bells-and-whistles.html)), suggests that the White Industries VBC...
Forum: For Sale 12-30-14, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1,295
Sticky saddle swap
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Posted By amgarcia
Brooks Swift Titanium in black. Want Brooks C17,...

Brooks Swift Titanium in black. Want Brooks C17, Brooks Professional, maybe a modern titanium railed saddle.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-11-14, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By amgarcia
Thanks for the help!

Thanks for the help!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-11-14, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By amgarcia
This is super-useful and just what I wanted to...

This is super-useful and just what I wanted to hear. I will be using a Chris King headset. Any worries?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-11-14, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By amgarcia
Exactly. I want a high rake fork (for low trail)...

Exactly. I want a high rake fork (for low trail) when I'm carrying a front bag and potentially panniers on my lowriders. I want a low rake fork (for high trail) for "fast" riding, trails, and 'cross...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-11-14, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By amgarcia
I felt like it should be that easy, but I was...

I felt like it should be that easy, but I was worried I was missing something.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-11-14, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By amgarcia
"Quick"-change fork

I found a Gunnar Crosshairs frame and "NOS" Alpha Q fork for a steal. I've been looking for a cross bike for trails and possibly racing next season, so it was a no brainer.

I currently use an '88...
Forum: Touring 10-29-14, 08:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,837
Posted By amgarcia
Did you ever get your Camargue? What do you think?

Did you ever get your Camargue? What do you think?
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-08-14, 03:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,760
Posted By amgarcia
I installed a Brooks C17 Carved in black last...

I installed a Brooks C17 Carved in black last night on my road bike (vintage steel Ciocc Designer 84 with modern Shimano 6700 components). It has about 2 inches drop to the bars. I previously had a...
Forum: Commuting 09-25-14, 12:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,282
Posted By amgarcia
All the recommendations for a Troll. Now I need...

All the recommendations for a Troll. Now I need to find a frameset my size! If anyone has a 16-inch available...

I think the answer is n+1. My commute is fairly short (6 miles round trip), so...
Forum: Commuting 09-16-14, 03:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,282
Posted By amgarcia
I keep coming back to this point after multiple...

I keep coming back to this point after multiple tangents.
Forum: Commuting 09-16-14, 03:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,282
Posted By amgarcia
First of all, that Monk is awesome. On your...

First of all, that Monk is awesome.

On your mountain bike point, you may be correct - I rode my old Surly Cross Check on a local trail and it went "okay". I didn't have enough standover, but I...
Forum: Commuting 09-16-14, 03:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,282
Posted By amgarcia
I typically just carry the essentials in my rando...

I typically just carry the essentials in my rando bag - wallet, keys, cell phone, NiteRider, a snack or two, and a few misc. things.

I am probably overthinking the trail thing, but I would rather...
Forum: Commuting 09-16-14, 11:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,282
Posted By amgarcia
Just what I was worried about! Not sure if n+1+1...

Just what I was worried about! Not sure if n+1+1 is possible though.
Forum: Commuting 09-16-14, 11:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,282
Posted By amgarcia
I certainly have, but it doesn't do the offroad...

I certainly have, but it doesn't do the offroad thing of Hypothetical Stable Number 1 and seems to burly for Hypothetical Stable Number 2. I will add that too the list and consider it a bit more...
Forum: Commuting 09-16-14, 10:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,282
Posted By amgarcia
Help with a new commuter/mtb/tourer/campe: Surly Troll vs. Velo Orange Camargue vs...

I'm looking for a commuter, mountain bike, and camper all rolled into one (85%, 10%, 5%). I commute 4 days a week in most weather and would like to be able to utilize trails and come off curbs a...
Forum: Mountain Biking 09-16-14, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,441
Posted By amgarcia
Yes, but it has cantilever bosses as well.

Yes, but it has cantilever bosses as well.
Forum: Mountain Biking 09-16-14, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,441
Posted By amgarcia
Thanks for the tips! The Geax Booze Light looks...

Thanks for the tips! The Geax Booze Light looks good. Not as wide as the Hookworm, but seems to be a good compromise.

I'll keep my eyes peeled for those Snowcat rims. That's basically what I'd...
Forum: Mountain Biking 09-05-14, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,441
Posted By amgarcia
I thought this may be a problem (hence the post)....

I thought this may be a problem (hence the post). If it is a problem (which it seems to be), I'll likely suck it up and use mechanical BB7s.
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