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Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 12-26-15, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,576
Posted By IcySmooth52
OP, this is quite true. The Diverge is more of an...

OP, this is quite true. The Diverge is more of an enduro bike with larger than roadie tire clearance, while the Cross-Check is a jack-of-all-trades. So of course the Cross-Check is going to be better...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 12-26-15, 10:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,097
Posted By IcySmooth52
Upgrading to hydraulic is a BIG investment and...

Upgrading to hydraulic is a BIG investment and $$$. If you'll want hydraulic eventually, get a bike that comes with it. You'll need way more than brakes to get a system that works unless the adaptors...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 12-26-15, 09:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,097
Posted By IcySmooth52
You got it right then! That Merida looks more...

You got it right then! That Merida looks more gravel grinder style to me than cyclocross. I'd recommend more cyclocross racer style if you want something to do the road as much as the dirt, because...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 12-24-15, 07:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,097
Posted By IcySmooth52
I think you need to make sure you realize what a...

I think you need to make sure you realize what a 29'er can handle that a CX bike cannot. CX is a much broader range of ideal situations, but I would say on a real trail...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 12-20-15, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By IcySmooth52
I have TRP Hylex brakes on my CX bike, and I have...

I have TRP Hylex brakes on my CX bike, and I have to say I'm quite impressed with quality of build. Nicer than Hayes & Avid, but not Shimano.
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 12-18-15, 04:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,703
Posted By IcySmooth52
Exactly. There'll be a $3k lower modulus...

Exactly.

There'll be a $3k lower modulus carbon and 105 groupset of this bike in one or two years. They just have to get the most they can out of being one of the first solely racer makers to...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 12-09-15, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13,138
Views: 1,554,158
Posted By IcySmooth52
I'd offer $5 for it: "Give me $5 with the...

I'd offer $5 for it:

"Give me $5 with the hub and I'll throw it away for you!"
Forum: Classic & Vintage 12-09-15, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13,138
Views: 1,554,158
Posted By IcySmooth52
Maybe they meant "crumbling" bike?

Maybe they meant "crumbling" bike?
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 12-09-15, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By IcySmooth52
Ridiculous Craigslist Finds

A thread to share the ridiculous things you find on Craigslist.

To start, not a classic or vintage bike, but someone who's obviously trying to make a profit:
Specialized Allez (like new)...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-15-15, 07:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 958
Posted By IcySmooth52
I named her Roxanne because of her color scheme,...

I named her Roxanne because of her color scheme, and how I ride her a night a lot.
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 11-14-15, 06:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 365
Posted By IcySmooth52
Winter Setup

A thread on how you keep rolling through the snow.

I got my RXS for the winter with it's belt drive. (Seen around 2k warm miles already) But getting her all set for snow and ice roads is around...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-14-15, 06:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 958
Posted By IcySmooth52
I put more attention in the cyclocross forum, and...

I put more attention in the cyclocross forum, and ride Roxane more. (Cross bike)
Forum: Road Cycling 11-14-15, 03:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 725
Posted By IcySmooth52
Accell Group (http://www.accell-group.com/en) ...

Accell Group (http://www.accell-group.com/en)

They're Redline & Diamondback as well. Doesn't include some Dick's Sporting Goods Diamondbacks.
Forum: Road Cycling 11-14-15, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 725
Posted By IcySmooth52
Lapierre will be more common not only due to a...

Lapierre will be more common not only due to a price more can reach, but they will be distributing more. More LBS will be having them in shop.

I have the previous Xelius (remake this year), and...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-14-15, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15,807
Views: 2,523,119
Posted By IcySmooth52
Fast + balanced ride + not screaming attention...

Fast + balanced ride + not screaming attention from bling and/or color + durable components that aren't another bike in cost to replace = Perfect bike.
Forum: Road Cycling 11-14-15, 11:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 725
Posted By IcySmooth52
Lapierre USA Presence Growing

Just noticed Lapierre's new 2016 lineup, and they've brought a lot more from France!
Cycles Lapierre (http://www.lapierrebikes.com)

Lapierre's lineup was something like BMC before. Wide range of...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 11-02-15, 10:24 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,235
Posted By IcySmooth52
I really think the OP should consider two bikes...

I really think the OP should consider two bikes with all the bases he wants to cover, even with little storage. If you really can only have one bike, get two wheelsets for it so you don't have to...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 11-02-15, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,005
Posted By IcySmooth52
SS, $1,500, CX. Sounds exactly like my cross...

SS, $1,500, CX. Sounds exactly like my cross bike! Raleigh RXS.
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Served me quite well so far, and she's seen ABUSE weather and where. Really nice wheels for the price, and have never needed...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-26-15, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By IcySmooth52
Installing Bottle Cage Bosses

My RXS is made to be a beauty in simplicity, but this simplicity didn't only take away shifting! It also doesn't have any place to put a bottle cage. I tried out a saddle-rail cage setup, but I had...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 10-26-15, 11:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,843
Posted By IcySmooth52
It's because toeing in collects tiny things when...

It's because toeing in collects tiny things when the pads aren't all against the rims, and holds little things against the rim when braking. So setting the pads to be closer to the rims doesn't...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 10-26-15, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By IcySmooth52
I've had that mud lockup before! Good memory...

I've had that mud lockup before! Good memory actually. But I'd recommend buying a clamp-on rear fender as an option.
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Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 10-26-15, 10:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,843
Posted By IcySmooth52
I've had this setup before on last generation...

I've had this setup before on last generation 105s and Apex with stopping success, but I feel obliged to point out that this setup is the only time I've had a rim worn out on the brake track. I being...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 10-17-15, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By IcySmooth52
Solé Mystery Bike

When I found this detail, I felt like I had to share it here. Not only are Solé Bikes on par with WalMart, but this option lets them get the ugliest ones out of the warehouse!
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Solé Bicycles...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 10-07-15, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,504
Posted By IcySmooth52
The wheels aren't actually bad. Just not a big...

The wheels aren't actually bad. Just not a big name like Mavic that's paranoid about every gram of mass. Weinmann makes fine rims that have seen abuse under me and stayed true. As for the brakes,...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 10-07-15, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By IcySmooth52
I know this bike was junk with a vinyl sticker of...

I know this bike was junk with a vinyl sticker of Lamborghini. It just gave me a good laugh to see someone try to sell it for $250, and I thought I'd share the concept.
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