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Old 03-12-14, 09:43 AM   #3776
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In my experience, Phil Wood cogs aren't worth the money. The teeth are too long and pointy (while most other cog teeth are either rounded or flat at the top), which actually snag chain links as they roll off it and cause premature chain wear and a lot of noise.

I use EAI cogs on my Phil hub without any trouble at all.
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Old 03-12-14, 11:05 AM   #3777
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Suh-weet! I'm dropping money today...don't even care if the gold medal one is overkill for my needs, the vig deserves it.
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Old 03-14-14, 03:13 PM   #3778
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Any idea what size toe clips I need? I'm looking at these these with MKS GR-9's.

I wear size 9-9.5 shoes, mainly street shoes (Vans + Nikes + Osiris)
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Old 03-14-14, 04:10 PM   #3779
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Medium.
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Old 03-14-14, 11:26 PM   #3780
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I'm enjoying the two day shipping. Having you in SD is better than Amazon Prime.
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Old 03-15-14, 10:56 PM   #3781
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Hey Scrod. How much more power/stiff do you think the Grand Cru long reach brakes would be compared to my Tektro R539'S? The black ones look amazing. If you think they're worth the upgrade (and you can get them), I'll probably pick them up.

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edit: I'm pretty disappointed with my current brakes, they feel squishy.

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Old 03-16-14, 12:17 AM   #3782
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We're a VO dealer and can get anything as long as they have it in stock.

I haven't used the Grand Cru brakes myself but have heard nothing but good things about them.
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Old 03-16-14, 12:01 PM   #3783
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I'm interesting in getting the Leader Heritage Lo

Does the size L work for me? My measurements:

inseam = 81cm = 32"
trunk = 56cm = 22"
forearm = 36cm = 14"
arm = 60cm = 23.5"
thigh = 70cm = 27.5"
lower leg = 65cm = 25.5"
sternal notch = 141cm = 55.5"
total height = 174cm = 86.5" = 5'8.5"

I compared it to my Dolan TC 54cm measurements and it seems to be in the same range: 55cm(dolan) vs 55.5cm(heritage) top tube. But I don't know whether that comparison works with a low profile.

Am I good with the L?
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Old 03-16-14, 06:57 PM   #3784
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If your Dolan fits you well, the large Heritage Lo will suit you much better than the medium.
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Old 03-16-14, 09:22 PM   #3785
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Hey Scrod, is the listed ERD for the H + Son Archetype rims accurate and consistent from rim to rim or should I wait to have one in hand before ordering spokes?
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Old 03-16-14, 11:38 PM   #3786
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[Since I can't send private messages, I post it here]

I would like to come down to SD tomorrow Monday, arriving around noon. Does that work for you?


In case you have to assemble it I might save you some time (or I could even do it myself with some minor assistance).


- will replace the handlebar with shallow road drops. was thinking about "Soma HWY ONE compact drop handlebar" in black 38cm 31.8mm
- front brake only and cross lever on right side: "Tektro RL Series cross levers" in black


FWIW I won't need the stock handlebar/brake levers.
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Old 03-17-14, 08:56 AM   #3787
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I'll be here and we've got a size large fully assembled on the sales floor.
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Old 03-17-14, 08:57 AM   #3788
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Hey Scrod, is the listed ERD for the H + Son Archetype rims accurate and consistent from rim to rim or should I wait to have one in hand before ordering spokes?
Why would it ever differ from rim to rim? They're all made to the exact same specs.
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Old 03-17-14, 09:09 AM   #3789
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I've read that some companies have lower QC standards resulting in a variance in the ERD from time to time. Add to that not everyone measures ERD the same way so I thought it would be worth asking before buying spokes for the build.
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Old 03-17-14, 09:22 AM   #3790
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I've read that some companies have lower QC standards resulting in a variance in the ERD from time to time.
H+Son is not one of those companies.
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Old 03-17-14, 09:47 AM   #3791
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Good to know, thanks.
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Old 03-19-14, 10:26 PM   #3792
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Scrod, any idea when you might get some more Devil chains?
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Old 03-20-14, 02:10 AM   #3793
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Much to my horror, they were discontinued by KMC! I'm currently trying to hunt some down...
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Old 03-20-14, 09:06 AM   #3794
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Damn! That blows, I was looking forward to trying it out. I have a 710 laying around that I can use, but I'd love a Devil if you're able to locate one. Let me know!
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Old 03-20-14, 10:47 AM   #3795
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Dude, I know. The D-101 is my favorite chain.
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Old 03-21-14, 05:02 PM   #3796
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Dude, I know. The D-101 is my favorite chain.
Mine as well I have one on my cruiser but would really like one on my Citybike
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Old 03-28-14, 06:02 PM   #3797
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Your new T-shirt made me laugh.
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Old 04-03-14, 01:24 PM   #3798
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Just wondering, is there a forum discount? I want to buy a couple of things. Thanks.
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Old 04-03-14, 02:13 PM   #3799
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There is not. We prefer to keep our prices pretty low for everyone to begin with.
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Old 04-03-14, 06:34 PM   #3800
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and you really dont need one, i have yet to find an item RG has for less anywhere else (besides ebay, which doesnt count cuz bids)

however that black friday mystery sale a couple years ago was just fun, hahaha
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