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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-06-16, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By clydeosaur
There is nothing wrong with having the right tool...

There is nothing wrong with having the right tool for the right job. Nor is doing something you deem fun, positive and motivating. The decision is yours as to what you see a "worthy investment", or...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-01-16, 03:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 761
Posted By clydeosaur
I have my doubts. Here's my 61cm CX / commuter...

I have my doubts. Here's my 61cm CX / commuter bike with an 80mm stem. 524716
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-29-16, 12:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 708
Posted By clydeosaur
A trip to the hospital is not worth the lost $. I...

A trip to the hospital is not worth the lost $. I know it sucks, I've been there. However, I value my neck alot more than the cost of a tire.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-27-16, 05:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By clydeosaur
Should be stamped "9 S" or "10 S". At least mt...

Should be stamped "9 S" or "10 S". At least mt Shimanos are.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-26-16, 07:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,674
Posted By clydeosaur
Low spoke count rear wheels (paired spoke wheels...

Low spoke count rear wheels (paired spoke wheels as well) don't have the best rep. Less spokes = more tension & if you break one, you are walking home. Not telling you to avoid the bike, I'd still...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-25-16, 03:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,674
Posted By clydeosaur
Great bike. Get your fitting sorted out & some...

Great bike. Get your fitting sorted out & some miles on it ans you will be comfortable. The only thing I'd keep an eye on is the rear wheel.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-22-16, 05:01 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,866
Posted By clydeosaur
This.

This.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-19-16, 02:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 608
Posted By clydeosaur
If you keep your eyes open, you can come across...

If you keep your eyes open, you can come across some great deals on Shimano Hollowtech mtb & road crank sets. I was looking for a replacement on my CX bike back in the fall and found a Tiagra 10spd....
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-15-16, 03:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By clydeosaur
Surfaces prep for paint / clear (if my memory...

Surfaces prep for paint / clear (if my memory serves me correct) stops @ 400 when shooting base/clear urethane. That should be enough tooth, yet a smooth base. If you stop @ 250, you will see sanding...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-12-16, 04:22 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,527
Posted By clydeosaur
56.xx according to my Garmin descending...

56.xx according to my Garmin descending Starrett's gap in full tuck. Chin on the stem. The only time it pays to be on a bike and weigh over 200lbs...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-01-16, 05:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,604
Posted By clydeosaur
Bib tights without a chamois for winter & Pearl...

Bib tights without a chamois for winter & Pearl leg warmers for spring / fall. I've never had any issues. I 'd try a different size or make sure they are far enough up the thigh. As well, when I put...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-26-16, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 483
Posted By clydeosaur
Yes, you will need a longer chain.

Yes, you will need a longer chain.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-26-16, 04:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,385
Posted By clydeosaur
One of the MANY reasons I drive a truck..

One of the MANY reasons I drive a truck..
Forum: Road Cycling 04-15-16, 02:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,290
Posted By clydeosaur
Running mine with 6700 shifters & durace cables....

Running mine with 6700 shifters & durace cables. They work fine. I bought the bars due to comfort, not aero advantage.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-03-16, 12:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 22,911
Posted By clydeosaur
I do, and have for the last 6 or 7 years. In race...

I do, and have for the last 6 or 7 years. In race form I'm 215. Carbon bars, post, fork, rear dropouts, saddle, seat post & pedals. In dus & tris I average in the 20's on the bike. Summer time I try...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-03-16, 06:14 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 22,911
Posted By clydeosaur
I'm bigger than you, trust me, your size isn't an...

I'm bigger than you, trust me, your size isn't an issue. I've been running carbon post, bars, fork, etc... for quite a few years. Like any other material, you use it correctly, maintain it and it...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-26-16, 06:24 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,836
Posted By clydeosaur
Your forgetting, he doesn't ride at all. Even if...

Your forgetting, he doesn't ride at all. Even if he starts & learns hydration & nutrition, he's going to be fighting the feeling of being on a bike for HOURS. Something we all had to get used to. It...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-26-16, 05:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,019
Posted By clydeosaur
I agree with the 61. I'm your height, but with a...

I agree with the 61. I'm your height, but with a smaller inseam (more upper body). I've tried 58 - 60 and always feel cramped. a 61 -63cm frame lets me feel like I'm in the bike rather than on it. As...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-23-16, 04:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,420
Posted By clydeosaur
Either try a set of Shimano cleat adapters (road...

Either try a set of Shimano cleat adapters (road shoes I'm assuming?) of an mtb shoe with deep tread. Either way, I woulldn't walk on anyone's nice floors, even in my plastic-cleated road shoes....
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-23-16, 03:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,923
Posted By clydeosaur
Alot of Raleighs and Diamondbacks seem to share...

Alot of Raleighs and Diamondbacks seem to share frame likenesses. This I'm guessing impart because they are owned by the same conglomerate. So, you might want to check out both. Nothing looks bad,...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-24-16, 05:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 753
Posted By clydeosaur
rpenmanparker ...

rpenmanparker (http://www.bikeforums.net/members/rpenmanparker-183557.html)raised a good question. What about saddle height? Too low or high effect how you sit on a saddle. As well, have you tried...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 02-14-16, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 414
Posted By clydeosaur
It was pretty cool. I found a few things I was...

It was pretty cool. I found a few things I was looking for. Definitely something to do on a cold, dreary February day. Anyone else?
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 02-13-16, 09:48 AM
Replies: 711
Views: 206,887
Posted By clydeosaur
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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 02-11-16, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 414
Posted By clydeosaur
I'm going. Not to sell though, just to stand...

I'm going. Not to sell though, just to stand outside in 4 degree weather until the doors open. It's going to be a COLD one.
Forum: Road Cycling 02-02-16, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By clydeosaur
I'd look for some type of an adjustment or, if...

I'd look for some type of an adjustment or, if there is you are experiencing play in the shaft (up & down movement) perhaps a bushing that is worn? I have a Cyclops fluid 2 and a Kurt Kinetic. They...
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