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Forum: Road Cycling 08-20-14, 07:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,009
Posted By RoadMike
I work in a bike shop and apparently this is a...

I work in a bike shop and apparently this is a trend in BMX. All the cool kids are riding brakeless now. My coworker who has been riding BMX for 18 years thinks this is probably one of the dumbest...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-19-14, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 986
Posted By RoadMike
Never pay asking price on a used bike in a...

Never pay asking price on a used bike in a private sale. Sellers always ask high because they expect to be bargained down. Both of those guys are asking way too much. The Cervelo is worth a max of...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-19-14, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By RoadMike
Push them for a better deal than that...a 2013...

Push them for a better deal than that...a 2013 should be selling for near cost at this point with the 11 speed 105 coming out on the 2015's.

Tell them they'll have to do better or you want to...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-16-14, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By RoadMike
It is a double groupset with a standard double...

It is a double groupset with a standard double crankset. I have no intention of selling it, I'm just trying to formulate some ideas for a new project. Some worthy period correct frame options to...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-16-14, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By RoadMike
If you suddenly came into possession of a DA 7800 group...

So I picked up a Dura Ace 7800 groupset, including hubs laced to mavic open pro rims, for dirt cheap this weekend, and I'm kind of stumped as to what to do with it. So I figured I'd ask you guys.
...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-03-14, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 957
Posted By RoadMike
A Ferrari is more twitchy than a Mercedes S-Class...

A Ferrari is more twitchy than a Mercedes S-Class too. Race bikes are faster handling than than endurance geometry bikes intentionally. Just keep riding it, and your riding style will adjust...
Forum: Touring 07-20-14, 06:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,816
Posted By RoadMike
http://scontent-b.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xfp1/t5...

http://scontent-b.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xfp1/t51.2885-15/10547355_253775814830236_573956891_n.jpg

This set up will hold a 4L bladder with a sawyer mini inline filter and 2 26oz water bottles,...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-18-14, 07:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,017
Posted By RoadMike
My mountain bike and gravel bike both have B-17's...

My mountain bike and gravel bike both have B-17's on them and I must say, They are super comfy for long easy days in the saddle. They worked right out of the box for me, comfy from the get go. My...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-15-14, 10:44 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,166
Posted By RoadMike
fify

fify
Forum: Road Cycling 01-13-14, 08:24 PM
Replies: 22,913
Views: 3,668,560
Posted By RoadMike
That TCR is smoldering...I want one. I work at a...

That TCR is smoldering...I want one. I work at a pro level Giant dealer...hmmm.
Forum: Road Cycling 01-08-14, 01:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,405
Posted By RoadMike
A solid, good weld is not necessarily a pretty...

A solid, good weld is not necessarily a pretty one. Brand names and builder reputation are built on things like the quality and beauty of welds and precision of construction.

Personally I am a...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-08-14, 12:11 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,253
Posted By RoadMike
The beads on properly and artfully welded Ti...

The beads on properly and artfully welded Ti frames are tiny and very consistent compared to other materials and require a great deal of skill to make well. No experienced frame builder would grind...
Forum: Mountain Biking 01-06-14, 09:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 847
Posted By RoadMike
Have I ridden in the snow yet? ...

Have I ridden in the snow yet?

https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1/1459885_10101719942558263_34172060_n.jpg

I'm sitting here with 8 stitches in my leg from my last snow ride, so...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-04-14, 08:03 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,253
Posted By RoadMike
That's because the bead has been ground off,...

That's because the bead has been ground off, because the bead is ugly.
Forum: Road Cycling 01-04-14, 07:47 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,253
Posted By RoadMike
Wat. Aluminum welds, even nice ones, are...

Wat.

Aluminum welds, even nice ones, are straight fugly compared to nice titanium welds.
Forum: Road Cycling 12-31-13, 10:32 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,742
Posted By RoadMike
I'm car free so commuting to work results in a...

I'm car free so commuting to work results in a two a day.
Forum: Road Cycling 12-31-13, 10:24 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,742
Posted By RoadMike
Distance 10,154.3 mi Time ...

Distance

10,154.3 mi


Time

751h 42m
Forum: Road Cycling 12-27-13, 05:00 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 11,117
Posted By RoadMike
Where are all these fat cyclists racing? I need...

Where are all these fat cyclists racing? I need to go race there. I don't know any fat racers...at all.
Forum: Mountain Biking 12-09-13, 07:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,267
Posted By RoadMike
They are kind of like an easy button for...

They are kind of like an easy button for technical terrain. You can pretty much drop to a low gear and sit down and crawl through anything. Even the heavy ones like my Pugsley climb ok due to the low...
Forum: Mountain Biking 12-09-13, 07:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,267
Posted By RoadMike
Fat bikes are just down right fun and that's all...

Fat bikes are just down right fun and that's all there is to it. Would I choose one over a 29'er for my all around bike? Absolutely not. A fat bike is a good third or fourth bike.
Forum: Mountain Biking 11-17-13, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By RoadMike
So you want to get faster, but don't want to train? But you do want to ride right?

So I wrote this today about the performance benefits of riding singlespeed and my experience coming from a road racing background to mountain biking for fun. I used a wee bit of profanity, a bit of...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-17-13, 03:27 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,982
Posted By RoadMike
Are you budget conscious? A full custom build is...

Are you budget conscious? A full custom build is the way to go. Who you go to is going to depend on how much you want to pay. I will tell you this though. Steel is real, but Titanium is flipping...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-17-13, 06:30 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,453
Posted By RoadMike
Just don't forget to give the guy in distress...

Just don't forget to give the guy in distress "the look" before you drope the hamer.
Forum: Mountain Biking 11-09-13, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 1,128,956
Posted By RoadMike
Thanks...I can't wait to slowly bring the rest of...

Thanks...I can't wait to slowly bring the rest of the parts up to the level of the frame. almost everything hanging off it is from my 2013 Giant XTC 2, which was spec'ed with some pretty low level...
Forum: Mountain Biking 11-09-13, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By RoadMike
For technical on trail climbing I'm out of the...

For technical on trail climbing I'm out of the saddle most of the time, but I'm also on a hard tail, so my legs need to play the role of the rear shock to keep my tire hooked up. For smoother stuff I...
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