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Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 06-02-15, 04:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,539
Posted By Breathegood
I use the Conti Cyclocross Speed (700x35) for...

I use the Conti Cyclocross Speed (700x35) for pavement, gravel, cross course, dry hard singletrack, and am very happy with it...
Forum: Mountain - Plains 06-02-15, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,119
Posted By Breathegood
Hopefully, this post isn't too late for your...

Hopefully, this post isn't too late for your trip. While 67/105 through Deckers and Sedalia is a really nice ride, I really wouldn't recommend the route just because the stretch from Sedalia to 470...
Forum: Commuting 01-06-15, 01:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,152
Posted By Breathegood
Another vote for the JTek. It is inexpensive, ...

Another vote for the JTek. It is inexpensive, well constructed, and has worked flawlessly in combination with the Alfine 8 speed shifter on my CX bike. My only complaint would be that they don't...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-07-14, 03:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,581
Posted By Breathegood
I'm another cherry juice user, but with some...

I'm another cherry juice user, but with some caveats. You need to drink it every day to actually keep the uric acid at bay. It doesn't take much, but it needs to be consistent. I have a hard time...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-30-14, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By Breathegood
I'm riding a 2009 Raleigh team. I think the...

I'm riding a 2009 Raleigh team. I think the frame spec is real similar to the 2008, but mine has BB30. It's a very nice riding bicycle. I'm happy with my Raleigh, but at 6'2" you are better off...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 04-30-14, 05:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,760
Posted By Breathegood
My cross bike works just fine for the conditions...

My cross bike works just fine for the conditions you've described as well as some conditions that many would argue warrants a mtb with fat tyres.
Forum: Commuting 02-19-14, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,124
Posted By Breathegood
This isn't exactly Spot related, but the review I...

This isn't exactly Spot related, but the review I wrote for my T6 should give you some good ideas about how the Spot bikes could be spec'd, as well as some insight to exactly how low maintainence the...
Forum: Commuting 02-17-14, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,124
Posted By Breathegood
I've been really happy with both of my Raleighs...

I've been really happy with both of my Raleighs so I'm kind of partial to the Furley. I've talked to several Furley owners and they say the bike is just bomber. Kind of heavy, but durable and...
Forum: Commuting 02-13-14, 05:17 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,154
Posted By Breathegood
I really prefer the bullhorns to a traditional...

I really prefer the bullhorns to a traditional straight bar, especially with the TT levers on the ends. The hand position is more natural to me, but I have to admit, the stem is a little long and I...
Forum: Commuting 02-13-14, 04:16 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,154
Posted By Breathegood
It was my first high end MTB. Trek's first foray...

It was my first high end MTB. Trek's first foray into carbon fiber. I road the components right off of it and let it sit as a bare frame for almost 10 years. It always fit well and road so nice...
Forum: Commuting 02-13-14, 04:04 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,154
Posted By Breathegood
1991 Trek 8700 conversion using Origin8 tensioner...

1991 Trek 8700 conversion using Origin8 tensioner
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Forum: Training & Nutrition 02-13-14, 11:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,174
Posted By Breathegood
I would suggest riding 20-25 miles four or five...

I would suggest riding 20-25 miles four or five times a week to start. Maybe throw in a 40 mile ride every two weeks. Frequency is more important than duration, IMO. If I was only doing 2-3 rides...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 02-12-14, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,757
Posted By Breathegood
A Wound Up Team X fork would look really nice...

A Wound Up Team X fork would look really nice with that frame. Price probably put it out of the running, but it would have matched the rear stays REALLY nicely. I have the disc version on my...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 02-12-14, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By Breathegood
If you are in a regular routine, shouldn't your...

If you are in a regular routine, shouldn't your "benchmark" be constant improvement? Seems like a moving target. It probably also depends on what metric(s) you are relying upon most heavily to...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-22-14, 04:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,649
Posted By Breathegood
I say it depends upon the frame geometry more...

I say it depends upon the frame geometry more than anything. I have a 1996 aluminum Cannondale that was downright abusive until I swapped to a carbon post. The carbon post upgraded it to only...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 01-13-14, 06:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By Breathegood
I have a Cyclops Fluid 2 and a Kurt Kinetics Rock...

I have a Cyclops Fluid 2 and a Kurt Kinetics Rock and Roll trainer. Both fluid. Both very nice units. I had the CF2 first and when my wife wanted her own trainer I let her take it and bought...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-21-13, 04:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,297
Posted By Breathegood
I am not comfortable putting my carbon road bike...

I am not comfortable putting my carbon road bike on the trainer. I use an older aluminum road bike that is the same size, but a slightly less aggressive fit/geometry on the trainer. Through the...
Forum: Mountain - Plains 11-21-13, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By Breathegood
Not only that but the stretches from Montrose to...

Not only that but the stretches from Montrose to Gunnison and Salida to Canon City are not the safest places to ride a bike. Twisty, narrow, shoulderless roads with average traffic speeds in excess...
Forum: Mountain - Plains 11-18-13, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,158
Posted By Breathegood
I live in Castle Rock. Occasionally I...

I live in Castle Rock.

Occasionally I commute to Centennial airport via Crowfoot Valley highway and Cherry Creek trail/470 trail. As a distance reference, this ranges from 20-25 miles depending...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 09-12-13, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,249
Posted By Breathegood
I checked and I'm running a 50T - 24T...

I checked and I'm running a 50T - 24T combination. This was the recommendation of the guys from Spot for a cross bike. I'm pretty happy with the ratios for how I ride the bike. The low end is...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 09-05-13, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,249
Posted By Breathegood
1. I'm almost certain the rear is 24T. The...

1. I'm almost certain the rear is 24T. The front is either a 42T or 39T. I will check tomorrow.
2. No modifications to the frame were necessary. It all goes together like it was intended to go...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-30-13, 02:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,937
Posted By Breathegood
Recently made the switch to GP4000's from an...

Recently made the switch to GP4000's from an inferior tire. The difference for me is that I was ready to spend 10x the cost of the tires on a new set of wheels. The ride quality of the GP4000's has...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-30-13, 01:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,029
Posted By Breathegood
70-80% on the commuter and race bike. Probably...

70-80% on the commuter and race bike. Probably 90+% on the CX.
Forum: Commuting 08-23-13, 03:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,798
Posted By Breathegood
I do my 23 mile door to door commute on my SS. ...

I do my 23 mile door to door commute on my SS. Northbound Elevation gain is ~800'. Southbound is ~1500'. Flatter would be better, but I actually prefer my SS to any of my geared bikes for...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-20-13, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By Breathegood
I don't have experience with that particular...

I don't have experience with that particular model, but I can comment on Raleigh bikes in general. I have two. They are both fantastic bikes. I would purchase another Raleigh in a heartbeat.
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