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Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-10, 01:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,221
Posted By Ophidian

First crash. I was 6 and some of the older kids...

First crash. I was 6 and some of the older kids set up a small jump in the alley. So I tried to jump and I didn't know I needed to pull up on my handlebars. So I landed on my front wheel and flip...
11-26-09, 08:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,491
Posted By Ophidian

I'm a bike mechanic and I rode less that 500km...

I'm a bike mechanic and I rode less that 500km this year. Living on my bike for 20+ years l'm burnt out of riding. Only short rides for me now.
Replies: 124
Views: 10,065
Posted By Ophidian

Whats the status of the proposed indoor velodrome...

Whats the status of the proposed indoor velodrome up there?
Replies: 124
Views: 10,065
Posted By Ophidian

About a 5 minute bike ride. It's less than 1km...

About a 5 minute bike ride. It's less than 1km from my place.
08-16-09, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Posted By Ophidian

Take the bottom bracket off and clean the threads...

Take the bottom bracket off and clean the threads with some degreaser and then put some lube on the threads on the bb and inside the frame also put some lube between the 2 bb pieces. I'm assuming you...
Forum: BMX
03-24-08, 08:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 898
Posted By Ophidian

jonly, I like the Radical Rick avatar. I still...

jonly, I like the Radical Rick avatar. I still got a few BMX Plus with the cartoon in it. Thats old school.
Forum: BMX
03-23-08, 05:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,095
Posted By Ophidian

Early 80's Shimano DX pedals. Think I paid $15...

Early 80's Shimano DX pedals. Think I paid $15 for them. I also have some GT 190mm three peice cranks from the late 80's. If I remember right only a small number of 190mm were made.
03-22-08, 10:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,172
Posted By Ophidian

I would find a shop to work at. At my work guys...

I would find a shop to work at. At my work guys and girls new to the bike industry start as bike washers (they take apart drivetrains as part of the cleaning) then move into smaller quick fixes as...
Forum: BMX
03-22-08, 10:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By Ophidian

It's not bad. I did run a 46/16 on my 20" and...

It's not bad. I did run a 46/16 on my 20" and 43/18 on my 24" is close to a 47/16 on a 20" gear ratio wise. I once raced against a guy who ran 45/14 on his 20" that was crazy gear.
03-22-08, 07:54 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,932
Posted By Ophidian

I think he did. His ties to Farrari and If...

I think he did. His ties to Farrari and If testing work in the 90's they would have found out about his cancer earlier. I read testicular cancer gives off positive drug test. It happen in soccer once...
03-22-08, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,207
Posted By Ophidian

Did he use PED? Yes. And so did almost everyone...

Did he use PED? Yes. And so did almost everyone else who finished in the top 50 at the TdF. I'm reading From Lance to Landis right now. It goes into more about Dr. Ferrari than you have read about in...
Forum: BMX
03-22-08, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By Ophidian

Last I check my Free Agent was 29 pounds. I've...

Last I check my Free Agent was 29 pounds. I've ran 43/18 on my cruisers since 1987. No need to change a good thing.
03-22-08, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By Ophidian

If you haven't found out yet here's the website....

If you haven't found out yet here's the website. http://www.cbtl.ca/
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-08, 08:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 868
Posted By Ophidian

Fit is a funny thing. Most bikes I'm a 54. I...

Fit is a funny thing. Most bikes I'm a 54. I tried some compact 56 frames but the head tube is too tall even with the stem negative rise and no spacers.

edit: I just checked my bike and it's 50cm...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-08, 06:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 868
Posted By Ophidian

My saddle to bar drop is only about 4cm. I'm...

My saddle to bar drop is only about 4cm. I'm about a CAT 4/5 rider. The size is 53cm C-T. But there's 2 reason for the size. The TTT on the 53 Synapse is 54.5 and I'm all torso so I have a 120 stem....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-08, 02:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 868
Posted By Ophidian

A recommendation to people buying a new bike

If your buying a new bike get it fitted right at a bike shop that know what there doing! Why because everyone fits bike differently. Plus a good bike shop will switch your stem for one that for you...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-08, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By Ophidian

Go for what feels right for you. I'm about 5'10"...

Go for what feels right for you. I'm about 5'10" 1/2 and I ride a 53cm frame while most people think I should be on a 56cm frame but the 53 was a better fit for me.
09-29-07, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By Ophidian

Your talking about heart rate, I'm talking about...

Your talking about heart rate, I'm talking about cross being hard the whole time your racing. There's always barriers, stairs, decents and corners. How did you feel your first race? I felt like I was...
09-29-07, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By Ophidian

I raced BMX myself for 16 years and racing cx is...

I raced BMX myself for 16 years and racing cx is fun. I never tried flat pedals it should be fine. One thing about cx I found was it's 30 to 60 min of 100% effort. No time for rest.
09-26-07, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By Ophidian

Just get a ruler and measure the BB. Don't have...

Just get a ruler and measure the BB. Don't have to be perfect 5mm is a big difference. I know 2007 and 2008 Konas are 68's
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-07, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By Ophidian

Thanks, I'll track down a Bianchi dealer....

Thanks, I'll track down a Bianchi dealer. Building up a bike is just too much money.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-07, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By Ophidian

Looking for a bike with Campy Mirage

Ok, I'm looking for a bike for my wife. What she's looking for is something with Campy Mirage but I'm having problems finding a complete bikes that comes with Mirage. Going to Shimano is not an...
05-19-07, 11:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,431
Posted By Ophidian

A Giant and a Gary Fisher.

A Giant and a Gary Fisher.
05-17-07, 08:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,320
Posted By Ophidian

5'11" with a 32" inseam. I ride a 17.5 mountian...

5'11" with a 32" inseam. I ride a 17.5 mountian bike, 54cm, 55cm or 56cm road depending on brand.
05-16-07, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By Ophidian

I guess it's on there website. Here's the link. ...

I guess it's on there website. Here's the link.
http://bike.shimano.com/publish/content/cycle/sac/us/en/news_and_information/news/2008_shimano_deore.html
05-16-07, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By Ophidian

2008 Shimano XT

At my work today I saw some pictures of the 08 XT. Very nice stuff it looks close to XTR and there's XT pedals now. I might have to switch from my X9 can't wait till the fall to get a good look at it.
05-14-07, 12:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By Ophidian

For the last 2 years there's been a torque spec...

For the last 2 years there's been a torque spec sheet on the wall. I just started a a new shop this year and we just look up the specs on the net.
05-14-07, 12:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By Ophidian

First rule is you can never use too much grease....

First rule is you can never use too much grease. Like San Rensho said clean off the extra.
05-13-07, 11:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,487
Posted By Ophidian

I've worked as a mechanic for 16 years now and it...

I've worked as a mechanic for 16 years now and it takes about 60 minutes with all the paper work and test ride. That's boxed from the factory. Building up a frame takes about 2 1/2 - 3 hours. this...
04-23-07, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By Ophidian

I forgot about the KHS Alite frame. KHS is a good...

I forgot about the KHS Alite frame. KHS is a good bang for your buck. I just called a friend and he can get it for under $500 and it has a longer frame. KHS here I come. Thanks for the help guys.
04-22-07, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By Ophidian

Looking for XC hardtail race frame with V brake bosses

Looking for XC hardtail race frame with V brake bosses. Race frames are longer and are a proper fit for me. I check everywhere and all I can find are acouple of carbon frames. Too pricey for me....
Forum: BMX
03-20-07, 08:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,237
Posted By Ophidian

Holy**** I just check ebay and one finished at...

Holy**** I just check ebay and one finished at $140 and it was used. Now I don't know what to do I got 3 new sets sitting here and 2 used ones. I guess I'll ask for more. When I raced in the 80's I...
Forum: BMX
03-19-07, 09:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,237
Posted By Ophidian

That don't surprise me since there's so many...

That don't surprise me since there's so many copys of them out there. Maybe I can get $20 for them. I think I paid about $20 in 85 for them.
Forum: BMX
03-19-07, 09:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,237
Posted By Ophidian

Price of early 80's Shimano DX Pedals

I have a guy that want to buy one of my sets of 80's Shimano DX pedals. They are new and I haven't been around BMX for many years. What do they go for now?
03-19-07, 07:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,256
Posted By Ophidian

you just don't sit down ;)

you just don't sit down ;)
Forum: Commuting
03-19-07, 07:39 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 1,031,008
Posted By Ophidian

Cold, forgot my toque

Cold, forgot my toque
03-19-07, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By Ophidian

And remember that it's easier to damage carbon...

And remember that it's easier to damage carbon bars installing them or if you crash
03-19-07, 06:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,256
Posted By Ophidian

I still ride my cruiser a few times a year. I...

I still ride my cruiser a few times a year. I quit racing 11 years ago now and I just can part with my 24"
03-19-07, 06:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,692
Posted By Ophidian

The smallest BB I can see on Campy's website is...

The smallest BB I can see on Campy's website is 111.
03-19-07, 06:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,692
Posted By Ophidian

Campy don't make a 109 BB do they?

Campy don't make a 109 BB do they?
03-07-07, 11:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By Ophidian

Here's a link that will help. ...

Here's a link that will help.

http://www.velonews.com/tech/report/articles/11799.0.html
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-07, 11:43 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,679
Posted By Ophidian

Only have done leg presses when I race BMX my...

Only have done leg presses when I race BMX my reps were 500lbs and a max of 840lbs. But I was training for 45 second races.
02-26-07, 12:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By Ophidian

I know 7-eleven became Motorola in 91. But did...

I know 7-eleven became Motorola in 91. But did Motorola switch to Postal or was it formed out some peices of Motorola with different owners. I don't know for sure.
02-25-07, 10:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By Ophidian

History of Cycling Pro Teams

While talking to a friend today we were wondering how long has some of the pro tour teams been around. My favorite team Credit Agricole has been around since the 40's-50's. Before you say I'm wrong...
02-25-07, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 622
Posted By Ophidian

Perfect. I got one on order and wanted to know if...

Perfect. I got one on order and wanted to know if I can use my track wheels. Thanks
02-25-07, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 622
Posted By Ophidian

Giant Bowery

Just was wondering if anyone know the rear hub spacing on the bowery is it 120 or 130? Thanks.
12-08-06, 08:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,371
Posted By Ophidian

As of now Discovery is still in the pro tour. I...

As of now Discovery is still in the pro tour. I see them racing next year. The other teams are just pissed that they signed Basso.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-06, 08:23 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,524
Posted By Ophidian

cant remeber my first bike. age 5 crashed...

cant remeber my first bike.
age 5 crashed learning to jump. didn't relized you had to pull up on my bars.
age 10 start racing bmx
age 18 turned pro racing BMX
age 22 won my first nation title and...
12-03-06, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By Ophidian

Yes it does. Thanks.

Yes it does. Thanks.
12-03-06, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By Ophidian

My road is compact so a 50 c-c seat tube. The...

My road is compact so a 50 c-c seat tube. The cross is a sloping top tube and the geometry is the very close to each other. I'm going to try a different brand at my work tomorrow same size 54.5 and...
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