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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 01-29-09, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By downbycoleslaw
I was shipping the bike from Anchorage, AK to...

I was shipping the bike from Anchorage, AK to Tucson, AZ.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 01-26-09, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By downbycoleslaw
Bike damaged during shipping.

I recently had my Trek 8500 shipped and in the process there was a bit of damage done to the paint. A few scratches are not really a concern to me, provided that I'm responsible for them.
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Forum: For Sale 08-29-08, 02:17 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 89,156
Posted By downbycoleslaw
Have: Ritchey Pro, 100mm stem, 7 deg, 1 1/8",...

Have: Ritchey Pro, 100mm stem, 7 deg, 1 1/8", 25.4 clamp.

Want: Anything comparable in 110mm / 120 mm, 7 deg, 25.4 clamp.
Forum: Commuting 07-21-08, 01:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,532
Posted By downbycoleslaw
I was referring to the heat tube angle. The volpe...

I was referring to the heat tube angle. The volpe is 72.5 degrees and the Crosscheck 72 degrees. It's not a big difference, but it will effect the handling of the bike.

Clearing the top-tube is...
Forum: Commuting 07-20-08, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,383
Posted By downbycoleslaw
As the previous poster has said, there are...

As the previous poster has said, there are options. Still, it's a bit of a strange compromise to take a carbon comfort road bike and try to shoe-horn a set of racks.

Of course, you bought the...
Forum: Commuting 07-20-08, 05:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,532
Posted By downbycoleslaw
Well, I'm a bit confused as to why the bike shop...

Well, I'm a bit confused as to why the bike shop told you that there were no differences in the bikes. They're very similar -- but the Volpe has a slightly steeper HT. Which means that it will steer...
Forum: Touring 07-17-08, 07:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,893
Posted By downbycoleslaw
I had a question about the LHT -- which it seems...

I had a question about the LHT -- which it seems that many people here favor.

How fat of a tire can I fit on the 26" model? Surly lists it as being able to accept a 2.1" tire, but I was curious...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 03-16-07, 10:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By downbycoleslaw
The karate monkey has mountain bike geometry, so...

The karate monkey has mountain bike geometry, so it's pretty difficult to run it as a genuine cross bike. I've seen people do it, with 50mm stems and dropbars, but its a very ugly solution with a few...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 03-02-07, 05:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 705
Posted By downbycoleslaw
That sounds more like it. It's a nice looking...

That sounds more like it. It's a nice looking frame, but it does indeed have vertical drops, so I would have to run an ENO to make it work. It's a shame they don't make it with horizontal drops, and...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 03-02-07, 02:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 705
Posted By downbycoleslaw
I've looked briefly at the San Jose, but it just...

I've looked briefly at the San Jose, but it just didn't suit me. The parts package was fairly OK, not really the parts I want. The Soma I was looking at was the Rush, but not very seriously.

I...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 03-02-07, 12:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 705
Posted By downbycoleslaw
Building a Singlespeed Crossbike!

Here is my big plan, I've got a nice tax return coming my way and I want to get a nice bike to use for riding Cross and a bit of commuting on the side. I've been looking into it for a bit here, but...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-23-06, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By downbycoleslaw
Tell me which roadbike to buy!

I went all summer sans roadbike, due to some misguided idea in my head that I would have more fun on my mountain bike. I realize now that I was entire wrong.

However, I'm getting a new bike this...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-31-06, 12:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,160
Posted By downbycoleslaw
Cervelo has a fairly normal toptube length for...

Cervelo has a fairly normal toptube length for the Soloist model. The toptube length is 54.5cm for a 54cm frame size. This is the same length as found on 54m frames from Cannondale, Trek, Specialized...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-05-06, 12:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By downbycoleslaw
Lycra bibs, not shorts. Your increased...

Lycra bibs, not shorts.

Your increased level of comfort while riding will almost certainly outweigh any lingering discomfort you might have about your appearance.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-24-06, 09:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 153
Posted By downbycoleslaw
Bike recommendations needed!

Due to a combination of illnesses and a very heavy courseload I was forced to sell off my old road bike. Technically, no one was twisting my arm, but it did seem a shame to leave the bike collecting...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 07-22-06, 10:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,794
Posted By downbycoleslaw
Seriously. I demand pictures of this velocipede.

Seriously. I demand pictures of this velocipede.
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-21-06, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By downbycoleslaw
Unless you are totally locked into the idea of a...

Unless you are totally locked into the idea of a 29" wheel, I would consider trying the Specialized Stumpjumper. It has a remarkable good parts spec and one of the best frames out there.
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-21-06, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By downbycoleslaw
I would go with the Scott, or a Trek 6700 -- not...

I would go with the Scott, or a Trek 6700 -- not the 6500. The Fisher is well spec'd aside from the Manitou fork, which will work alright but I wouldn't bank on it working a year or two later. It's...
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-18-06, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By downbycoleslaw
I thought that this was true for 8/9/10 speed...

I thought that this was true for 8/9/10 speed parts, but not for the older 7 spd parts -- as the overall width of the 7spd cassette was different.
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-16-06, 04:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 588
Posted By downbycoleslaw
I am referring to the path that the suspension...

I am referring to the path that the suspension follows. You can get a more detailed explanation of this at the Giant website, but it's a very effective method. As far as durability, none of these...
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-16-06, 01:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 588
Posted By downbycoleslaw
They actually all perform fairly differently --...

They actually all perform fairly differently -- particularly the Giant Anthem. The Anthem has a modified VPP system similar to that of the SC Blur/Intense -- except that it in non-progressive....
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-10-06, 10:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 374
Posted By downbycoleslaw
Wow. I was just about to recommend the 8500 -- I...

Wow. I was just about to recommend the 8500 -- I happen to have bought one myself a few months back. It's easily the best bike of those you picked and for $1500? A total steal.

The only parts...
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