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Forum: Road Cycling 09-08-10, 08:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,710
Posted By acorn_user
Low budget = Surly Pacer, Allez Steel or Soma...

Low budget = Surly Pacer, Allez Steel or Soma Smoothie. Medium budget = Gunnar Sport or Marinoni Ciclo. High budget = custom steel.

You'd probably do alright with the Secteur/Defy crowd too.
Forum: Road Cycling 09-08-10, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By acorn_user
I've been using GP4000s in 25c and have liked...

I've been using GP4000s in 25c and have liked them. I also ran Challenge Criteriums, and thought they were cool. All Conditions did well for me too, but I still prefer the GP4000s. They wear so well,...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 09-08-10, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By acorn_user
Tubs! Other than that, I would choose sturdy,...

Tubs! Other than that, I would choose sturdy, easily repaired wheels. To me, this means Shimano or Campagnolo hubs with 32 or 36 spoke rims. Don't spend lots of money on the wheels, because if you...
Forum: Cyclocross Racing 09-08-10, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 891
Posted By acorn_user
You can watch me cheat in the VA races a + Urban...

You can watch me cheat in the VA races a + Urban Cross :) I cheat by riding tubs...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 07-24-10, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 482
Posted By acorn_user
Great course, but I'm now too fat and trying to...

Great course, but I'm now too fat and trying to fix all the broken instruments in my lab ;)
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-24-10, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By acorn_user
Ben King? (I'm totally biased in his favour...

Ben King? (I'm totally biased in his favour because I know his dad ;))
Davide Veilleux is Canadian, but pretty good too.
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-21-10, 06:28 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,017
Posted By acorn_user
I'm not sure that AC will want to win the tour...

I'm not sure that AC will want to win the tour without winning a stage, but I suspect he will bide his time and that USAZorro's description will be apt.

There are big reasons for going in a break,...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 07-21-10, 05:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,761
Posted By acorn_user
Gipiemme still exists, but they have poor...

Gipiemme still exists, but they have poor distribution in the USA.
http://www.gipiemme.com/JJ_SITE/JJ_MAIN/JJ_ShopCase.asp

Nemesis outdoor is the UK importer, and there is a German importer too....
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 06-01-10, 04:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 742
Posted By acorn_user
I think your plan is a good one. Btw, not all...

I think your plan is a good one. Btw, not all older racing frames had long reach brakes, quite a few were short reach. If you are planning on changing the brakes, you do need to check the front fork...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-11-10, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By acorn_user
There's a very good chance my next bike will be a...

There's a very good chance my next bike will be a Grandis Overmax :) Do a search for Grandis at the Italian Cycling Journal blog.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 05-11-10, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,329
Posted By acorn_user
I think you got a great deal. When I bought my...

I think you got a great deal. When I bought my CSK, I paid $300 for the frame and spent another $400 or so on parts (Kazane crank, Miche hubs, Araya rims). It's a really nice race bike. Be sure to...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 05-05-10, 06:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,558
Posted By acorn_user
Well, they used to make loads of road and mtb...

Well, they used to make loads of road and mtb hubs, but they never got into cassette hubs afaik. That's where the market is...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 04-30-10, 01:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,073
Posted By acorn_user
also, our races are more interesting (and...

also, our races are more interesting (and generally better) than any of the local races, and they are much cheaper too. There are plenty of $40 crits. Our races are capped at $17.... so start a club...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 04-30-10, 12:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,073
Posted By acorn_user
This is the winning answer! It's not that hard to...

This is the winning answer! It's not that hard to start a club sport, and it's not too hard to register with USAC and get going. Check out the ECCC website; they used to have a bunch of helpful...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-03-10, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By acorn_user
I've been racing 25c Conti GP4000s at 100psi. I...

I've been racing 25c Conti GP4000s at 100psi. I like them a lot. They roll well, are light and grip well. I think I'm going to give up on the 23s...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 04-03-10, 03:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,107
Posted By acorn_user
Velo Orange has 17 degree stems that you can run...

Velo Orange has 17 degree stems that you can run upside down. I think Ritchey, Dimension and 11-81 (?!) have them too.,, they are designed to raise road bars, but you could use them to get track bars...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 04-03-10, 03:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 887
Posted By acorn_user
p.s. you can order the Mercian Professional as a...

p.s. you can order the Mercian Professional as a track frame....
http://www.merciancycles.co.uk/frame_professional.asp
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 04-03-10, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 887
Posted By acorn_user
I saw a lot of Jacksons and Mercians etc growing...

I saw a lot of Jacksons and Mercians etc growing up. They are nice, and the low pound is really helping you out atm. So, ordinarily, I would have suggested the Jackson. But... I've since spent a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-03-10, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By acorn_user
It's worth doing if you want a frame or component...

It's worth doing if you want a frame or component combo that is otherwise unavailable. For example, I like Campagnolo components, so I pretty much always have to buy the components separately and...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-29-10, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By acorn_user
How about Miche Race wheels? They have nice hubs...

How about Miche Race wheels? They have nice hubs (they are the same as Miche Racing Box hubs) and a decent rim. Only $155....
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Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 03-29-10, 05:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 796
Posted By acorn_user
How about a Cannondale Capo? It's a nice frame,...

How about a Cannondale Capo? It's a nice frame, and you could just sell the components you dislike.
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 03-29-10, 05:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 530
Posted By acorn_user
I was in the 4s, then on Carter's Mountain Rd as...

I was in the 4s, then on Carter's Mountain Rd as a marshall, then in the 45+ wheel van.

I liked the 4 race, because I didn't get dropped until lap 3. I managed to get back on after a big chase...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-26-10, 08:16 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 7,885
Posted By acorn_user
Getting dropped.

Getting dropped.
Forum: Road Cycling 03-26-10, 08:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,194
Posted By acorn_user
Tri bikes are one trick ponies. A road bike is...

Tri bikes are one trick ponies. A road bike is much more useful. If you want something tight and snappy, try looking for a CAAD9 or similar. A full on race bike style thing. However, I really don't...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-25-10, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,684
Posted By acorn_user
http://italiancyclingjournal.blogspot.com/ ...

http://italiancyclingjournal.blogspot.com/

The author of this blog lived in Verona, so there is a lot of Chesini and Grandis content :)
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