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Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 06-30-16, 12:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,468
Posted By max-a-mill
i always roll with one or more bottle of plain...

i always roll with one or more bottle of plain water and then one bottle of sports enduro stuff with the strength varying based on what tastes good at the moment.

I find when i am lacking...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 01-12-16, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 770
Posted By max-a-mill
just an idea; splurge for a nice front tire and...

just an idea; splurge for a nice front tire and keep a beefier harder wearing one on the back.

A nice supple 28 up front does wonders for smoothing out the ride.

the back tire is usually where...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-01-15, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By max-a-mill
that is quite a legendary mtb. if it is...

that is quite a legendary mtb.

if it is still in good shape it might be worth selling the frame and nice retro components to a collector and buying yourself a new bike.

If you're over 5'6" i'd...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-23-15, 08:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,069
Posted By max-a-mill
also, if you don't already, work on your core and...

also, if you don't already, work on your core and lower back.

tight lower back muscles (caused by long bouts of riding a bike) can lead to all sorts of discomfort on the bike over time.

i...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 05-09-14, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,225
Posted By max-a-mill
i eventually wnet with shimanos cause i got scik...

i eventually wnet with shimanos cause i got scik of replacing those 50 dollar cleats so often.

shimanos are made of HARD steel and last 10X as long without needing replacement. when it does come...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-07-14, 12:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,655
Posted By max-a-mill
mustard packs... easier to find than pickle...

mustard packs...

easier to find than pickle juice.

placebo? who cares... placebos are f-in awesome if they work.

i will say proper training is the best way to eliminate cramping.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 10-24-13, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 706
Posted By max-a-mill
good flashlight holder?

so i just replaced my expensive bike specific overpriced LED lights with some cheapo china direct 3 dollar flashlights from amazon and I am happy to report they are superbright and I am very...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 10-09-13, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By max-a-mill
34x21 is what i use in philly. lots of friends...

34x21 is what i use in philly. lots of friends use a 32x20 or 32x18. (29er)

i'd imagine your trails would be pretty similar.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 08-30-13, 12:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,169
Posted By max-a-mill
so the kotlo tt 60cm toptube is 606mm... you say...

so the kotlo tt 60cm toptube is 606mm... you say your favorite bikes toptube is 60.5cm... what is the problem here?

http://www.cyclesmercier.com/geometry_tt.html

edit DOH you meant the wabi...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-31-13, 01:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,237
Posted By max-a-mill
i really do like atacs better than shimanos with...

i really do like atacs better than shimanos with fresh cleats but they in my experience they don't last nearly as long as shimanos and are more costly to replace (both the pedals and cleats).
...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 07-31-13, 12:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 787
Posted By max-a-mill
usually around 100 per week if i am just doing...

usually around 100 per week if i am just doing normal stuff and no long weekend rides.

80-90% riding to work and 10-20% on the mtb at night when the kiddies are in bed. mileage increases when the...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 07-22-13, 12:15 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 12,630
Posted By max-a-mill
i'd ditch those cranks before you start killing...

i'd ditch those cranks before you start killing isis bb's every couple months. worst bb design ever. SKF makes ISIS bb's that are supposed to last but those cost like 100 bucks. my advice would be to...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 07-22-13, 11:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,487
Posted By max-a-mill
you want carbon? this is carbon as hell and...

you want carbon?

this is carbon as hell and pretty decent $$$$ if it fits:
http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/YBCL291450/planet_x_franko_bianco_pro_carbon_track_bike__medium_black
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-02-13, 11:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,183
Posted By max-a-mill
gonna bet it is mostly the tires. i'd be...

gonna bet it is mostly the tires.

i'd be interested in the results if you do any of the testing carbonfiberboy suggests!

people say wider tires are not slower but they sure feel slower to me. i...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 06-26-13, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,298
Posted By max-a-mill
i gotta agree a little with richard's tough lover...

i gotta agree a little with richard's tough lover here.

you don't know how much you drink in 25 mile segments of mountainbiking that resemble those on the race course?

the fast guys will only...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-26-13, 08:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,079
Posted By max-a-mill
nother vote for the fsa wing pros real nice...

nother vote for the fsa wing pros real nice useful drops just like on the orange bike above plus some nice flat tops for resting your hands when your sitting up.

also recommend brake hoods and a...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-24-13, 12:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 590
Posted By max-a-mill
this was 1/2 the price. really the only reason......

this was 1/2 the price. really the only reason...

max
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-24-13, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 590
Posted By max-a-mill
sean may i ask what about your posts was supposed...

sean may i ask what about your posts was supposed to be helpful? i ain't fresh on the scene. been doing this for a bit (riding bikes).

i know approximately the geometry i am getting because i saw...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-21-13, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 590
Posted By max-a-mill
and i am just pointing out why you might not have...

and i am just pointing out why you might not have many friends...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-21-13, 10:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 590
Posted By max-a-mill
i agree it is pretty ugly but my old one was...

i agree it is pretty ugly but my old one was robbins egg blue so anything will be nicer than that (except maybe poo-pooh brown). for 125 bucks beggars can't be choosers.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-21-13, 08:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 590
Posted By max-a-mill
125 shipped... boom; done. and apparently i got...

125 shipped... boom; done. and apparently i got the last one. i know i coulda saved 10 bucks on the brown one but even a cheapskate like me will pay a little more for a color i like.
...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-20-13, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 590
Posted By max-a-mill
murphy fixed gear frame? or another frame with a long toptube?

anyone have anything to say about these frames?

http://murphycycles.blogspot.com/

price looks good but no bottle mounts. boo!

or can anyone else recommend a fixed gear compatible frame with...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-20-13, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By max-a-mill
yes indeed i do! speaking of cheap bikes...

yes indeed i do!

speaking of cheap bikes with longer toptubes anyone have anything to say about this?
...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-20-13, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By max-a-mill
i do like those but the toptube is 10cm shorter...

i do like those but the toptube is 10cm shorter thant the iro it would replace... was already rockin a 120mm stem on the iro (damn my long torso)...

steamroller in 62 is actually 10 cm longer in...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-20-13, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By max-a-mill
new frame advice

just found a crack in the chainstay on my original IRO group buy last night so it needs immediate retiring. i have considered a repair but on a 150 dollar frame that would probably not be cost...
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