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Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-10, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,393
Posted By ilive41

YAno I forgot I even posted on here and went with...

YAno I forgot I even posted on here and went with SRAM... I was more curious about the Oval Concepts bar/stem/seatpost. And the Cole wheelset, of course, was a big if. Never heard of Cole before.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-10, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,393
Posted By ilive41

A 2010 Fuji SL1-RC Servetto just landed in my lap

My insurance is replacing my 2008 Campy Record equipped SL1 with a 2010 Servetto SL1 (Fuji). Any idea on whether I should get the SRAM Red or Dura Ace versions, and any word on the componentry (Oval...
02-06-10, 04:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 970
Posted By ilive41

I put it on eBay today along with an 86 Fuji...

I put it on eBay today along with an 86 Fuji Club, but this bike is in better condition. Anyhow, feel free to search for it on the bay.
12-10-08, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By ilive41

After searching ebay and online, I'm thinking I...

After searching ebay and online, I'm thinking I could part it out in it's entirety for $900.
$300- wheels/tires/tubes/dura-ace cog/lr (they are sweet bladed wheels, maybe i'd keep)...
12-10-08, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By ilive41

I've priced out my build and with similar...

I've priced out my build and with similar components (sure, some I might like more), it's gonna cost me about $1300ish... that's the only reason... I'm thinking if it only goes for like $700 or...
12-10-08, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By ilive41

Worth it? Advice needed!

I'm thinking of building up a 59cm Soma Rush... Basically upgrading from what I used to have just a notch. Then I came across this...
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08-12-08, 03:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 909
Posted By ilive41

pursuit bars are glorified flipped/chopped...

pursuit bars are glorified flipped/chopped randoneur bars, are they not?

My bullhorns are similar to a flipped/chopped randoneur, so it was probably the evolution of that.
08-12-08, 01:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,799
Posted By ilive41

both. and white people love correct grammar,...

both.

and white people love correct grammar, and much more so, correct spelling... we also loves bikes.

stuffwhitepeoplelike.com

Get used to it.
08-07-08, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,623
Posted By ilive41

I've got Omniums. They are super stiff. ...

I've got Omniums. They are super stiff.

Search for the "Ominum vs Sugino 75" post and you'll come across a lot of good info. My shop put mine together for $10-$15... somewhere in there.
I could...
08-05-08, 06:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,027
Posted By ilive41

Los Angeles has a lot of self-disrespectful...

Los Angeles has a lot of self-disrespectful roadies.
08-05-08, 05:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,027
Posted By ilive41

Dolan's are only $399 w/ headset and carbon fork....

Dolan's are only $399 w/ headset and carbon fork. The geometry is perfect. It's a junior frame though... the idea of aluminum is getting better, and the stiffness, from what I hear, you get used...
08-05-08, 05:47 PM
08-05-08, 05:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,027
Posted By ilive41

ahh, yes. He's right- brass knuckles are...

ahh, yes. He's right- brass knuckles are probably made in taiwan.

The EAI frames, however, are Italian.:love:
08-05-08, 04:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,854
Posted By ilive41

nice

nice
08-05-08, 04:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,027
Posted By ilive41

I've heard good things about bareknuckle. ...

I've heard good things about bareknuckle.

Never heard it's soft.

Between the SST and The Hour, get the hour. It's better in pretty much every way- finish, geometry, stiffness, appearance...
08-05-08, 03:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,027
Posted By ilive41

not relevant to the post.

not relevant to the post.
08-05-08, 03:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,027
Posted By ilive41

Good points ya'll. It's hard to ask a...

Good points ya'll.

It's hard to ask a question and then give someone a hard time for trying to answer. But the question relates specifically to an aggressive geometry, on the...
08-05-08, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 895
Posted By ilive41

tension is good and consistent around the chain...

tension is good and consistent around the chain ring.

It just makes sense that the chain line is off. Looking down from above the chain, the chain is catching the top of my chain ring with the...
08-05-08, 02:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,027
Posted By ilive41

Whoa, Bob Jacksons are a little pricey for me. ...

Whoa, Bob Jacksons are a little pricey for me.

I'm thinking Soma Rush Dollars... $400 at the most.

I've considered a few aluminum bikes but hear from far too many people that aluminum on the...
08-05-08, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 895
Posted By ilive41

Fixing crooked chainline?

I've got TruVativ Omnium's, so I can't move the chainring from one side to the other... and my velocity wheels w/ velocity hubs have a dura ace cog... it's all 1/8. With that knowledge, how would...
08-05-08, 01:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,027
Posted By ilive41

Aggressive, light, inexpensive steel frame?

Looking for something like the Bianchi Pista, but definitely not wanting the Pista.

Hopefully a frame only. I've got a Dawes SST with $1500 worth of parts on it and want something much more...
08-05-08, 01:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,360
Posted By ilive41

That's what I thought. I'll just move my chain...

That's what I thought. I'll just move my chain every now and then. I rarely skid stop... maybe 3-4 times per ride, so I'm not going to ruin my gearing over it...

I guess there's just different...
08-05-08, 11:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,360
Posted By ilive41

I skid stop often on my 48/15 I can't...

I skid stop often on my 48/15

I can't imagine the gearing of 48/17, especially in a place as flat as LA, just to skid stop more patches.

To humbly admit something, I don't really get the whole...
08-05-08, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 706
Posted By ilive41

I would also throw the 75's on the cannondale and...

I would also throw the 75's on the cannondale and sell the Felt with the cannondale's cranks.
08-04-08, 07:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,111
Posted By ilive41

I was gonna say the same thing, but now... in a...

I was gonna say the same thing, but now... in a way... i have.
07-31-08, 02:26 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 31,841
Posted By ilive41

that bike is sick. no need for it in LA, not for...

that bike is sick. no need for it in LA, not for me anyway... but i like it a lot.
07-31-08, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,172
Posted By ilive41

I'd buy the Dawes again, but sand off the decals,...

I'd buy the Dawes again, but sand off the decals, maybe even remove everything and repaint before I got started.

Dawes is available in dark green (basically black) and blue for 58cm at...
07-31-08, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By ilive41

wrap the frame with a towel (something to...

wrap the frame with a towel (something to reallllly cushion) and the top of the stem the same way- really cushion the blow you're going to give it.
Then give it a smack (downwards) and if your wheel...
07-31-08, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,813
Posted By ilive41

-rim decals will be off soon, but they aren't...

-rim decals will be off soon, but they aren't removeable with fingernails- it's serious business removing those decals. And that set I have has bladed DT Swiss and velocity hubs, much better than...
07-31-08, 11:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 773
Posted By ilive41

Kinda silly, but that's rad. The bike community....

Kinda silly, but that's rad. The bike community.
I know a few people from Corona who ride fixed, maybe 5-7 of them, and they rode to the beach and back one day. It's like 35 miles or something...
07-31-08, 11:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,547
Posted By ilive41

The pedals that come on the Pista are honestly...

The pedals that come on the Pista are honestly just there for test-ride purposes. You know how road bikes usually don't come with pedals? It's hard to test ride a pedal-less bike, so they throw...
07-31-08, 11:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 868
Posted By ilive41

The Pista is sorta heavy- I can't believe the...

The Pista is sorta heavy- I can't believe the Steamroller is heavier...

I like the responsiveness of the Pista, and if you're new to fixed gear/track, it'll be diving in head first where as the...
07-30-08, 03:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 944
Posted By ilive41

Why IRO? Cause other places are out of...

Why IRO?

Cause other places are out of stock on equal/better bikes? I think the MARK V is just a cattle call bike- might as well go with one of the twenty cheap fixed setups online and get it...
07-30-08, 03:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,079
Posted By ilive41

Dude take those risers off the clipless KHS. are...

Dude take those risers off the clipless KHS. are you crazy?
someone call the police! jk. who cares?

I've got apehangers and derailers on mine, plus a dually rear wheel to avoid having to flip...
07-30-08, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,813
Posted By ilive41

I'm running a 48tooth chainring and 15 tooth dura...

I'm running a 48tooth chainring and 15 tooth dura ace cog, btw. The roads in Silverlake/Hollywood area aren't that steep, and I am usually slowed down by wind before my spin is maxed out... and it's...
07-30-08, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,813
Posted By ilive41

My "Dawes" from BikesDirect.com - upgraded

I've asked a lot of questions and promised to post pics and a short review.

Thanks for all the advice.

Rims- Velocity Deep V's w/ Velocity hubs and DT Swiss double bladed spokes are the bomb. ...
07-25-08, 10:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,159
Posted By ilive41

Best 23c city tire?

I like the Continental Gator Skins but the shop is out of them in the 700x23c

Any suggestions for around $40/tire or less?

I've always ridden the Conti's
07-25-08, 10:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,840
Posted By ilive41

After test riding the Omniums, I'm a fan. ...

After test riding the Omniums, I'm a fan.

The guy who installed them races a lot and is pretty in the know. He said they are just about the best crank available, and by just about, he meant the...
07-25-08, 12:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By ilive41

if the cheap fake leather double straps i have...

if the cheap fake leather double straps i have are dimensions, they're okay. you won't be happy with them, though. okay they suck.
they do. they suck.

i bought them on a whim for like $30 at...
07-24-08, 06:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 17,244
Posted By ilive41

Thanks for the note on the bearings. I'm about to...

Thanks for the note on the bearings. I'm about to install and this would have bummed me out... appreciate it!
07-24-08, 06:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,840
Posted By ilive41

Omniums are "ugly" and will cause more drama...

Omniums are "ugly" and will cause more drama amongst the forum lovers. Get them.

Sorry, but they are great looking in person. Online, yeah, not the best looking, don't really stand out too...
07-24-08, 02:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,509
Posted By ilive41

I have the B17 special (copper plated) with no...

I have the B17 special (copper plated) with no fitment issues. I've used two different seatposts with it- the stock junker on the Dawes and an offbrand and both work well.

Probably just needs...
07-24-08, 02:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,840
Posted By ilive41

If I had a ruler I could have gone wild, but I...

If I had a ruler I could have gone wild, but I need to work, since I'm at work and all.

Long story short, concerning the hollow axle and spline design, I am confident that both will be completely...
07-24-08, 02:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,840
Posted By ilive41

Not sure what you had before but I've got the...

Not sure what you had before but I've got the Omniums on my desk. The hollow axle connects to the crank quite well... nice and thick. Iphone photos aren't the best, but I did what I could......
07-24-08, 01:52 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 22,425
Posted By ilive41

I've got an 05 GLI Jetta with full exhaust, ARP...

I've got an 05 GLI Jetta with full exhaust, ARP chip, front mount, and brake and suspension updates... and a roof rack... and the car is rarely washed because of that roof rack. ...
07-24-08, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By ilive41

mark the noisy chain link and ensure it's the...

mark the noisy chain link and ensure it's the chain link. Spend $10 on a new chain. It's clearly the chain if it is consistently clicking on that link, and even though the new chain looks the same...
07-24-08, 01:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,840
Posted By ilive41

The omniums are great for street use or track...

The omniums are great for street use or track use, and will last a long time (not forever). So will Sugino 75's, and an argument can be made that they'll outlast the 75's. Research 7075 hardened...
07-23-08, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By ilive41

Thanks... My bike came with the Alex R500's, DT...

Thanks... My bike came with the Alex R500's, DT spokes, and Formula hubs with sealed bearings- sort of okay. I want to go pretty nice, pretty light, and black and gold. Just curious about the $200...
07-23-08, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By ilive41

good fairly priced rear wheel?

Looking to build a rear wheel, hoping to get good insight into what hub/rim/spoke setup is pretty tried and true, and of course, somewhat affordable.
Looking to go fixed/fixed on the rear hub.
...
07-23-08, 02:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 17,244
Posted By ilive41

the salesman on the phone said they strike some...

the salesman on the phone said they strike some of the "fatter" chainstays. that'd be a nightmare. Any ideas?
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