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Forum: Road Cycling 07-21-16, 11:28 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,505
Posted By garciawork
The only reason I would disagree, is even between...

The only reason I would disagree, is even between my custom steel and an R230, I could tell a difference on the same wheels (Fulcrum Racing 3's) and tires (Hutchinson Fusion 3 tubeless). Both bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-21-16, 11:26 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,505
Posted By garciawork
When I lived in CA, I couldn't even get a...

When I lived in CA, I couldn't even get a motorcycle to trigger a lot of lights. Thankfully there is a law in place that allows one to run them after a few cycles! I imagine the same is true for...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-21-16, 11:24 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,505
Posted By garciawork
While I do not disagree on the compliance part,...

While I do not disagree on the compliance part, at all, I do think there is a "feel" that all materials exhibit that is, at least partly, inherent in them. My biggest reason for preferring metal is...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-21-16, 11:20 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,505
Posted By garciawork
This is my key reason for preferring steel and...

This is my key reason for preferring steel and ti. It isn't as much the compliance, although I do like the feel of steel and ti in this regard, but CF wasn't bad at all either. It is the way ALL of...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-20-16, 11:23 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,505
Posted By garciawork
I prefer steel on my MTB's, and Ti on road,...

I prefer steel on my MTB's, and Ti on road, however I don't mind either however. I have a steel gravel and roadie right now, and they both ride wonderfully, however my Lynskey R230 was the best...
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-16-16, 02:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,161
Posted By garciawork
Ever since I first rode a rigid 29er I wanted...

Ever since I first rode a rigid 29er I wanted one, and finally have one! That said, I am building a second, AM oriented 29er right now that will have front suspension.
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-16-16, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By garciawork
I run one, and honestly can barely tell a...

I run one, and honestly can barely tell a difference. I changed me SS gearing a lot when I moved to the oval, so it isn't a direct comparison unfortunately. I believe the science behind it is pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-16-16, 02:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,239
Posted By garciawork
I didn't read everything in the thread, but will...

I didn't read everything in the thread, but will toss in my experience. I haven't used a tube in... 6 or 7 years I believe, and have only had one flat, road or MTB. I won't consider running a...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-20-16, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 282
Posted By garciawork
I agree with what was said previously regarding...

I agree with what was said previously regarding contacting a custom frame maker, they should be able to whip up an appropriate fork. May not be the cheapest, but it'll work!
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 05-30-16, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By garciawork
Adapter or, switch to centerlock rotors. I HATE 6...

Adapter or, switch to centerlock rotors. I HATE 6 bolt after using centerlock, it is much easier to deal with, and lighter.
Forum: Road Cycling 05-19-16, 09:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,145
Posted By garciawork
Always wanted one of those... pics?

Always wanted one of those... pics?
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 05-19-16, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 831
Posted By garciawork
I have heard that the Roadhouse is pretty stiff,...

I have heard that the Roadhouse is pretty stiff, and not that conducive to gravel as a result, but I have never ridden one. You have, but maybe ride it again to make sure, because that could ruin one...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 05-18-16, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 750
Posted By garciawork
Pics? I REALLY want a Stinner!

Pics? I REALLY want a Stinner!
Forum: Road Cycling 05-18-16, 08:09 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,395
Posted By garciawork
Honda Element. I can slide a road bike, 29er, or...

Honda Element. I can slide a road bike, 29er, or fatbike in the back with no fuss whatsoever, from the side or rear hatch. two bikes fit no problem, and I could probably slide in three if I really...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-13-16, 08:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,191
Posted By garciawork
There was a mechanic at Mikes Bikes in Walnut...

There was a mechanic at Mikes Bikes in Walnut Creek that I would trust with anything. Unfortunately as I no longer live there, I can't go back to him. The local Performance here is a great shop, run...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 05-13-16, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By garciawork
I personally love the look of the Marin, and...

I personally love the look of the Marin, and being from the Bay Area, that is what I would choose for sure.
Forum: Road Cycling 05-12-16, 04:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 856
Posted By garciawork
I completely agree with this. I read the release...

I completely agree with this. I read the release articles, and I honestly can't tell what really separates the new group from Athena. It doesn't have ultrashift... so what is the point? I wouldn't...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-12-16, 04:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 808
Posted By garciawork
Anybody else want to see a pic of the whole bike?...

Anybody else want to see a pic of the whole bike?

To the OP, thats a bummer, but as Robert stated, I would look at filling and repainting, or putting something over it.
Forum: Road Cycling 05-12-16, 09:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,881
Posted By garciawork
Not a BD Ti owner, but from what I have read, the...

Not a BD Ti owner, but from what I have read, the decals are under a clearcoat for the very purpose of making them hard to remove, AND removal actually violates the warranty. I probably wouldn't go...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-11-16, 01:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 783
Posted By garciawork
I built up a Traitor Wander recently with hydro...

I built up a Traitor Wander recently with hydro disc brakes (Ultegra level) and the rest of the bike 105, and it cost me a total of about $1400. If you go with a similar, cheap non disc frame I would...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-11-16, 01:11 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,399
Posted By garciawork
I have seen some groups climbing with full front...

I have seen some groups climbing with full front and rear panniers, I believe they were training for an event. However, if memory serves, they were also all running identical pink or something...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-09-16, 09:34 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,101
Posted By garciawork
My favorite bike was a ti lynskey R230, which was...

My favorite bike was a ti lynskey R230, which was in between the weight of my old Tarmac and heavier steel. I prefer the steel and ti. My fastest time up mount diablo in the bay area was actually on...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-09-16, 07:47 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,324
Posted By garciawork
I own several items from Rapha, no kits though....

I own several items from Rapha, no kits though. The jackets they make are the best I have ever used, and when I bought them along with a bunch of base layers... 5 years ago, there were no better...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-09-16, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By garciawork
Glad you had fun, minus the embarrassment! I've...

Glad you had fun, minus the embarrassment! I've been off before for 6 weeks after a car hit me (his fault, I have the police report to prove it!) and the first ride back, while horribly slow, was...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-09-16, 10:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 838
Posted By garciawork
I would go disc, personally. I have the Shimano...

I would go disc, personally. I have the Shimano 685 shifters (probably the same as on that bike) and love them. Been a Shimano disc fan on my MTB's for years, and they carried over the performance...
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