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Forum: Fitting Your Bike 03-07-16, 04:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,210
Posted By ambro
I have had knee problems from multiple sport...

I have had knee problems from multiple sport injuries my entire life - which got worse from racing cyclocross so I'll share some thoughts. For me, I had pain in the front of my knee - behind the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-06-16, 04:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,802
Posted By ambro
I built up a steel cyclocross bike with a...

I built up a steel cyclocross bike with a Ritchie carbon fork - because I had one from an older race bike. It was fine - but finally, I decided to put the OEM steel fork back on to settle the same...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 01-04-16, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 813
Posted By ambro
It depends on what you want to do with your bike....

It depends on what you want to do with your bike. I swapped my 46/36 to a 48/34 to give me a higher end while also providing some good gearing for the hills we have here in the North East. In both...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 10-13-15, 03:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,159
Posted By ambro
Congrats on your race! Believe me - CX racing...

Congrats on your race! Believe me - CX racing and training will get you in-shape - FAST. I dropped over 35lbs from August to November just training and doing weekend races. Like you - I was...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 10-13-15, 02:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,839
Posted By ambro
I run 28mm Panaracer Pacelas on my Macho Man. I...

I run 28mm Panaracer Pacelas on my Macho Man. I have another wheelset with 35mm Maxxix Raze for racing or riding off road. I know there are differences between a Cross bike geo and a dedicated...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 09-19-15, 05:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,137
Posted By ambro
generally – there is increased quality with...

generally – there is increased quality with increased price – so a $600 carbon frame and fork will not be as strong as one that's $1200. That's the basis for that observation.

Re: Cx bikes –...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 09-16-15, 04:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,137
Posted By ambro
Firstly, congrats on the new weight! Personally,...

Firstly, congrats on the new weight! Personally, I would not go with carbon - even though it technically would be fine, you would need a very high-end carbon frame (I'm not familiar with the...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 09-16-15, 03:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,839
Posted By ambro
perfectly fine. I've been riding this way for...

perfectly fine. I've been riding this way for years. I keep two sets of wheelsets for easy switching. I actually run 28mm Panaracer Pacelas now - which is more of a touring tire but fairly light...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 09-16-15, 03:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 778
Posted By ambro
Back in 2010 - I was in the exact same position...

Back in 2010 - I was in the exact same position you were in. In my experience - go where you can be competitive - which will likely be the open Cat5. Trust me - if you think that race category was...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 09-16-15, 03:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,100
Posted By ambro
105 is an outstanding groupset. FWIW - I have...

105 is an outstanding groupset. FWIW - I have been using the same pair of Shifter/Brake Levers since 2008 - switching from my old cross bike to the new one. Over time, I upgraded to an Ultegra rear...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 08-05-15, 02:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,000
Posted By ambro
If you want to bike that really climbs well –...

If you want to bike that really climbs well – you're probably looking at something with a carbon frame. Personally, I would save the money – and upgrade the wheels on the space horse and some of the...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 08-04-15, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By ambro
Steel CX Bike w/ Carbon Fork or Chro-mo?

I had purchased the All City Macho Man frame and fork last year and moved over all of my older bike's equipment, including a Ritchey carbon cyclocross fork.

The OEM fork is a very nicely built...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 06-02-15, 03:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,475
Posted By ambro
I have the exact opposite experience. I moved my...

I have the exact opposite experience. I moved my shimano spd cleats all the way back and finally found relief for knee pain. I have large feet - size 14 US - so that may have something to do with...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-31-15, 06:20 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 26,454
Posted By ambro
6"1 / 195lbs 35.5 inch inseam 58.5 TT 72.5...

6"1 / 195lbs
35.5 inch inseam
58.5 TT
72.5 degree sta
5.5 cm drop
17.5 cm HT
110 mm stem

because of my long legs relative to my height, I have more drop than I care for. On a similar bike,...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 12-13-14, 12:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,505
Posted By ambro
I know this is an old thread but I thought I'd...

I know this is an old thread but I thought I'd add my 2 cents for future readers looking into these items. I just completed my first ride with 20mm pedal extenders and I am impressed but still need...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 10-04-14, 04:12 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 34,567
Posted By ambro
I'm 6 foot with 36 in inseam and long arms. I...

I'm 6 foot with 36 in inseam and long arms. I just purchased a bike with a 60cm c-c Seat tube and a 58.5 eTT. I run it with a 120 stem at a +17 degree angle. Seems to fit fine, although I do have...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 09-07-14, 04:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,045
Posted By ambro
I have been obsessing with seat height for years...

I have been obsessing with seat height for years until I finally measured myself using a free app (Coach My video: CoachMyVideo - Anytime, Anywhere Video Analysis? (http://www.coachmyvideo.mobi/)). ...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 09-07-14, 04:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,930
Posted By ambro
For touring - I wouldn't bother. If you were...

For touring - I wouldn't bother. If you were going to do anything else, then you might want to consider it. The problem with some steel forks on lower-end bikes is fork shudder. I run a Richey...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 08-10-14, 04:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,704
Posted By ambro
All-City Macho Man: first ride review

I just picked up my new All-City Macho Man yesterday and wanted to post some quick impressions.

Actually - I ordered a new frame from them - size 58 and had my existing components from my old...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 07-11-14, 03:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 975
Posted By ambro
Thanks for all the replies. Also - check out...

Thanks for all the replies. Also - check out this awesome frame geometry comparison tool.

GearInches.com Bike Geometry Comparator (http://gearinches.com/blog/misc/bike-geometry-comparator)
...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 07-09-14, 04:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 975
Posted By ambro
My current fork is practically brand new - and is...

My current fork is practically brand new - and is carbon. The one on the macho man is steel. No comparison there. The bikes have the exact same BB drop and ETT (though the TT on the Macho man is...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 07-06-14, 05:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 975
Posted By ambro
Fork Length relative to Head Tube and Seat Tube - need advice

I'm looking at getting a new cross frame and would swap components from my old one to the new frame - but I'm confused about how my current fork will work in the new geometries.

My current bike...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 07-04-14, 05:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,142
Posted By ambro
Thank you very much for your insight. I'll...

Thank you very much for your insight. I'll definitely avoid this frame.
Forum: Training & Nutrition 07-01-14, 05:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,904
Posted By ambro
I realize this is an old post but thought I'd...

I realize this is an old post but thought I'd jump in. The only leg exercise you should do is a Goblet Squat (3 sets of 8-10 reps). (Google it - it's very simple). The reason is that it will help...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 06-30-14, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,142
Posted By ambro
Thoughts on Nashbar CX Aluminum frame

Has anyone built up a bike using this frame - and what are your experiences with racing it - if any?

It's about time to upgrade my trusted 2008 Van Dessel Hole Shot - but here's the deal:

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