Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 292 of 374 FirstFirst ... 192242282290291292293294302342 ... LastLast
Results 7,276 to 7,300 of 9349

Thread: Ask Scrod

  1. #7276
    Blaster of Reality Scrodzilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    24,625
    Mentioned
    27 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Training.Wheels View Post
    Is the Gran Compe Shot lever better for the "choking the stem" hand position, (for my B123s), or is the difference insignificant compared to Dirty Harrys? I was just wondering if the smaller clamp really made a difference. I'll be positioning the lever directly next to the stem.
    The Shot lever is cool because it allows for braking from either side of the stem. The Dirt Harry has much more of a powerful feel though.

  2. #7277
    Cool Guy Training.Wheels's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    My Bikes
    Jamis Sputnik, Leader 722 Heritage Edition, Brompton, Bianchi Via Nirone, Robinson SST, Diamondback Sorrento
    Posts
    798
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks Scrod!
    http://www.pedalroom.com/member/J-Dogg

  3. #7278
    cheese connoisseur Mumonkan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Staten Island
    Posts
    4,103
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Yes.


    (i think im drunk)
    ride bikes, eat food. the circle of life.

  4. #7279
    최승현 Point4ska's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Toronto, ON
    My Bikes
    Felt; Cervelo T1
    Posts
    189
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    How much work do you think I have on my hands as a conversion? Only appears to be surface rust. And a couple nicks.

    LHgBKSm - Copy.jpg

    EtmEGJM - Copy.jpg

    The front wheel is probably garbage. I'm making the commute tomorrow, but wanted your opinion.

  5. #7280
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Kitchener, ON
    Posts
    141
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I often see HPlusSon Archetype rims put with higher-end hubs on pre-built wheelsets.
    Are they that much better of a rim than Velocity A23s, which seem to have a similar profile and lighter weight? Or is this difference negligible?

  6. #7281
    Blaster of Reality Scrodzilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    24,625
    Mentioned
    27 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Angelis View Post
    I often see HPlusSon Archetype rims put with higher-end hubs on pre-built wheelsets.
    Are they that much better of a rim than Velocity A23s, which seem to have a similar profile and lighter weight? Or is this difference negligible?
    If I had to choose one over the other, I would pick Archetypes. As a fairly experienced wheelbuilder who has worked with many of both, I can honestly say that H+Son's quality and workmanship surpasses Velocity's on many levels.

    H+Son > Velocity.

  7. #7282
    Blaster of Reality Scrodzilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    24,625
    Mentioned
    27 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Point4ska View Post
    How much work do you think I have on my hands as a conversion? Only appears to be surface rust. And a couple nicks.

    The front wheel is probably garbage. I'm making the commute tomorrow, but wanted your opinion.
    I have no idea. I can't even tell what kind of bike it is.

  8. #7283
    Senior Member Kayce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    St Louis
    Posts
    1,846
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Have you had chorizo verde? What are your thoughts? On it, or things in general.
    If You Meet The Buddha On The Road, Kill Him

  9. #7284
    cheese connoisseur Mumonkan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Staten Island
    Posts
    4,103
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    while were on the subject of food;

    how do you find the motivation to make such amazing breakfasts all the time?

    i often find myself clawing for motivation just to pour myself a bowl of cereal in the morning
    ride bikes, eat food. the circle of life.

  10. #7285
    Morton Nagrom_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    East Bay
    My Bikes
    CAAD3, CAAD10, GT Avalanche
    Posts
    9,754
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If cereal tasted like chorizo and scrambled egg stuffed peppers you'd probably be more motivated to make it.
    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    No offense but you're an idiot.
    PedalRoom

  11. #7286
    Senior Member Soo__Fuego's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    974
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Are the Kinlin xr300 and deep-v silver colors similar? Reason I ask is because I was contemplating using a xr300 up front and a deep-v in the rear.

  12. #7287
    Blaster of Reality Scrodzilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    24,625
    Mentioned
    27 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Soo__Fuego View Post
    Are the Kinlin xr300 and deep-v silver colors similar? Reason I ask is because I was contemplating using a xr300 up front and a deep-v in the rear.
    Kinlin silver is pretty close to Velocity's polished silver.

  13. #7288
    Blaster of Reality Scrodzilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    24,625
    Mentioned
    27 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Kayce View Post
    Have you had chorizo verde? What are your thoughts? On it, or things in general.
    I have, when I lived in Phoenix. It's good but I prefer regular ol' chorizo, Aside from that, green chorizo is a unicorn in these parts...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
    while were on the subject of food;

    how do you find the motivation to make such amazing breakfasts all the time?

    i often find myself clawing for motivation just to pour myself a bowl of cereal in the morning
    I get up really early and making/eating awesome food is something I enjoy. My days at the shop are usually pretty hectic and that's my "me time" before starting the machine.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    If cereal tasted like chorizo and scrambled egg stuffed peppers you'd probably be more motivated to make it.
    That would be some pretty gross cereal.

  14. #7289
    cheese connoisseur Mumonkan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Staten Island
    Posts
    4,103
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I get up really early and making/eating awesome food is something I enjoy. My days at the shop are usually pretty hectic and that's my "me time" before starting the machine.
    i usually get up pretty early myself, and i love making and eating awesome food too, i think my only motivation in the morning at this point is getting on my bike for my 45 min journey into work

    i think it has to do with the time involved with making it
    maybe i should start doing half the work the night before so it doesnt take so much time in the morning although i do like the whole "ritual" part of chopping and slicing and mixing and throwing stuff in the pan and hearing that noise and smelling smells
    ride bikes, eat food. the circle of life.

  15. #7290
    Senior Member SpeshulEd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Peoria, AZ
    Posts
    3,471
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Mexican chorizo or Spanish chorizo?

    i was always a fan of the Mexican until I tried the Spanish, now it's hard to go back.
    Hey guys, lets go play bikes!

    Strava

  16. #7291
    Blaster of Reality Scrodzilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    24,625
    Mentioned
    27 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Either/or.

  17. #7292
    Senior Member kite991's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Newark, CA/Sacramento, CA
    My Bikes
    Leader 725, Kilo tt
    Posts
    149
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I like the carbon look, but im sure thats just the spacers, I'm still torn between the 2 different forks for my leader, whether i go all carbon or carbon/aluminum. But I still need to get cranks and pedals before i worry about the front part

  18. #7293
    bro
    bro is offline
    Senior Member bro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    rolo tony brown town
    Posts
    747
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Boxers Or Briefs ? Lol

  19. #7294
    Senior Member gregjones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    West Georgia
    My Bikes
    K2 Mod 5.0 Roadie, Fuji Commuter
    Posts
    2,317
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The GR-10s look like a nice improvement over the 9s with the center cross piece. But, the super pedal flipper on the Urban Platforms look very nice. Is that one reason you used them on your new bike?
    Last edited by gregjones; 04-05-13 at 10:07 PM. Reason: rephrase
    Disclaimer: It's just an opinion that I have. It works for me. I am not the forum "Police (Of Anything)". Others may disagree. And....YMMV.
    Don't use up any brain cells thinking that I care, you don't like anything anyway.

    Click PR Logo
    PedalRoom

  20. #7295
    i smell bacon yummygooey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    My Bikes
    GT Edge Ti, Spooky Skeletor, Soma Grand Randonneur, TET Track, Trek 6500 MTB
    Posts
    5,600
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    hello scrod,

    i crashed my front 20h a23 laced with sapim lasers. BUMMER RIGHT? it was bad enough that i had to smang the rim against the curb to get it straight-ish to ride home.

    can i reuse the spokes?

    thanks in advance,
    yummygooey
    // yummygooey

  21. #7296
    Blaster of Reality Scrodzilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    24,625
    Mentioned
    27 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by gregjones View Post
    The GR-10s look like a nice improvement over the 9s with the center cross piece. But, the super pedal flipper on the Urban Platforms look very nice. Is that one reason you used them on your new bike?
    I've got size 12 feet so the slightly wider platform is very appealing and they're super comfortable. Sealed cartridge bearings are also a huge plus.

    The large flip tab was actually a little hard to get used to but now that I've got the hang of it, it's nice.

  22. #7297
    Blaster of Reality Scrodzilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    24,625
    Mentioned
    27 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
    hello scrod,

    i crashed my front 20h a23 laced with sapim lasers. BUMMER RIGHT? it was bad enough that i had to smang the rim against the curb to get it straight-ish to ride home.

    can i reuse the spokes?

    thanks in advance,
    yummygooey
    As long as none of them are drastically kinked, you should be okay to reuse them.

  23. #7298
    i smell bacon yummygooey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    My Bikes
    GT Edge Ti, Spooky Skeletor, Soma Grand Randonneur, TET Track, Trek 6500 MTB
    Posts
    5,600
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    woot woot
    // yummygooey

  24. #7299
    hamcycles.com hamfoh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    3,886
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    have you noticed 710SLs stretching quicker? I swear my first one lasted 1200 ish miles, but this last one I put on is over .75 within 200 miles, and I'm butthurt about it
    Bikes - past and present

  25. #7300
    Blaster of Reality Scrodzilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    24,625
    Mentioned
    27 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by hamfoh View Post
    have you noticed 710SLs stretching quicker? I swear my first one lasted 1200 ish miles, but this last one I put on is over .75 within 200 miles, and I'm butthurt about it
    I haven't used one in a long time. It's D-101s for this guy.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •