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    since the majority of us don't race UCI, it...

    since the majority of us don't race UCI, it really wouldn't matter....
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    So I talked with Paul Sadof of Rock Lobster again...

    So I talked with Paul Sadof of Rock Lobster again this year at the San Diego Custom Bike Show and his personality and knowledge is just amazing... He had 5 bikes on display and all were beautiful......
  3. I think a cross bike is head and shoulders above...

    I think a cross bike is head and shoulders above a "road" (modern racer) bike for long rides/tours... The reason is a lot of cross bikes are designed a bit more relaxed with a little longer head...
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    My favorite is Poway Sushi Lounge in Poway (go...

    My favorite is Poway Sushi Lounge in Poway (go figure), this is actually where a lot of the Chargers and Padres go and I'm guessing they could afford a lot better sushi than me...

    The other place...
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    I'm sure the Co-Motion is a very nice bike, that...

    I'm sure the Co-Motion is a very nice bike, that wasn't my point...

    My point is this: How many cross bikes does Co-Motion build that are raced? I'm not saying they're not out there, but I've never...
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    Sticky: Here is my Litespeed Xicon with Chorus 11sp ...

    Here is my Litespeed Xicon with Chorus 11sp

    http://threeflys.smugmug.com/Sports/Cycling/IMG2273/813630081_Nkfxa-XL.jpg
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    sounds like you need the Rock Lobster then... ;)...

    sounds like you need the Rock Lobster then... ;)

    Enjoy! I've talked with Paul the builder and he is truly a joy to deal with!

    Chris
  8. yes, the bb drop is how much lower the bb is than...

    yes, the bb drop is how much lower the bb is than the rear dropout or wheel center, so the Fisher is indeed a higher bb than the Salsa... (not sure what I was looking at)

    lower bb's seem to be the...
  9. BB drop on the Salsa is 65mm for most of the...

    BB drop on the Salsa is 65mm for most of the sizes and 68 for the smaller ones... The Fisher is 64 to 60mm... a lower drop will mean a lower bb...

    The Salsa looks to have a higher bb, which is...
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    Jake, The steel bike will be a little heavier,...

    Jake,
    The steel bike will be a little heavier, but don't let that deter you if you want the Co-Motion...

    As far as being competitive and beating on the bike... I find it VERY hard to believe most...
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    No doubt both materials can break, but there's a...

    No doubt both materials can break, but there's a reason until just a year or two ago Aluminum was the choice for just about any facet of cross... Now most of the big boys are on carbon...
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    Here's my .02 from racing a bit of cross last...

    Here's my .02 from racing a bit of cross last year...

    Of those two, I easily go with Rock Lobster hands down... Nothing bad about Co-Motion, in fact my steel bike might come from them...

    But,...
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    it was a bit windy out there wasn't it? I only...

    it was a bit windy out there wasn't it? I only did the half, so it was pretty good on the way back from Lompoc... The best was the chicken and the egg riding the tandem!
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    I've talked to Paul at length and am convinced...

    I've talked to Paul at length and am convinced you can't go wrong with a RL....
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    I do this with this bike and haven't had any...

    I do this with this bike and haven't had any issues...
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    I guess that would work... personally, I've...

    I guess that would work... personally, I've never seen the need for 1x9s.... maybe it's becuase I know I'll be blowing up and need that 34/27 gear towards the end of the ride/race. ;) I just don't...
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    What's your small ring? I'm guessing a 34 if it's...

    What's your small ring? I'm guessing a 34 if it's a compact... if that's the case, you'll be wanting a much bigger gear if you're doing any kind of flat riding.... Why do you want to take your outer...
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    pretty much ALL cross bikes use a compact of some...

    pretty much ALL cross bikes use a compact of some sort... Most are sold with a 50/34, but you may find a lot of the racers have gone down to a 46 for thier big ring...
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    glad you found a good place for you, I've always...

    glad you found a good place for you, I've always liked UC... really nice guys. My advice is if they gave you good service and you like them, stick with them and build that relationship... you may...
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    Lake CX330's..... MUCH better than my Sidi Genius...

    Lake CX330's..... MUCH better than my Sidi Genius 5.5's I had... If you have a local Trek store, that's where I got mine... If not:
    http://www.coloradocyclist.com/product/item/LAKZAQFH
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    The Oceanside race is called "Storm the Beach",...

    The Oceanside race is called "Storm the Beach", so guess what that surface is? :)

    There is a new race in San Diego this year that is run in Florida Canton in Balboa park and will finish on the San...
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    Talking tires after reading the Brandt article...

    Talking tires after reading the Brandt article above (thanks!), I recommend taking a look at these..
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    I bet Ron at Rose Canyon Cycles can fix your...

    I bet Ron at Rose Canyon Cycles can fix your wheel... (been building wheels for something like 30 yrs...) Anyway, he built my bike and I couldn't be happier. His shop is the one on the service next...
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    All, I know this is an OLD thread, but I just...

    All,
    I know this is an OLD thread, but I just wanted to comment I stopped by and checked out this shop today... AWESOME! Banning was really nice and the shop had one of the coolest vibes I felt for...
  25. I get that feeling most days as well! :D The...

    I get that feeling most days as well! :D The last time I rode that route, it was windy heading north... Not sure of going south in the afternoon as we took the train back! :eek:
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