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06-30-09, 06:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,466
Posted By streetlightpoet

It can be hard to recognize I slightly bent or...

It can be hard to recognize I slightly bent or twisted rd, but either will definitely cause the problems you describe. That would be my guess (assuming your mechanics are competent)
04-18-09, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By streetlightpoet

It never hurts to ask, but I agree with jjbod1,...

It never hurts to ask, but I agree with jjbod1, an 09 at the beginning of the season is not a bike that the shop is desperate to get rid of.
01-21-09, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 624
Posted By streetlightpoet

Don't adjust the limit (H/L) screws for this type...

Don't adjust the limit (H/L) screws for this type of adjustment! As long as those were properly set at the shop you shouldn't need to touch them. Take the bike to the shop and ask them to explain...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-08, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By streetlightpoet

Crank compatability, EC90 cranks in TCR Advanced frame?

Can this be done with Giant's oversized BB shell? Could I just stick the Easton crank in using the Shimano bearings or would I need to find an adaptor for Easton's BB cups? Thanks
12-17-08, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By streetlightpoet

not except to set your crown race.

not except to set your crown race.
12-11-08, 07:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,297
Posted By streetlightpoet

A) It's still 2007? B) Campy off-road is a fun...

A) It's still 2007?
B) Campy off-road is a fun choice.
12-11-08, 01:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,421
Posted By streetlightpoet

Haha, that's what I wanted to do, since I was...

Haha, that's what I wanted to do, since I was focused on not spending any extra money this build and didn't have any other rotors laying around. However as luck would have it I misplaced some...
12-10-08, 11:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,421
Posted By streetlightpoet

I just threw some BB7s on the Cinelli I built up...

I just threw some BB7s on the Cinelli I built up today, but then again Shimano hydraulics have never done anything for me.
12-03-08, 05:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,445
Posted By streetlightpoet

Holy Jebus that orange Colnago is hot.

Holy Jebus that orange Colnago is hot.
12-02-08, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 798
Posted By streetlightpoet

Depending on where you're riding I would either...

Depending on where you're riding I would either run the 28 with a 16, or the 38 with about a 22. S-Tree is real close to you and a blast, but somewhat of a challenge to gear for. If you do plan on...
11-29-08, 09:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,454
Posted By streetlightpoet

I would stick with a hardtail with better...

I would stick with a hardtail with better components. Size wise, a bit smaller will feel more maneuverable, but the right size will feel a lot more comfortable on longer rides. I'm 6'2" and rode an...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-08, 11:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,809
Posted By streetlightpoet

not metallic per se, more the difference between...

not metallic per se, more the difference between glossy and matte.
11-21-08, 12:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,975
Posted By streetlightpoet

I haven't done more than a quick test ride, but...

I haven't done more than a quick test ride, but definitely a sweet bike. One of our customers has one and the only complaint I've heard is that the disc brakes felt too powerful coming from his old...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-08, 04:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,524
Posted By streetlightpoet

I love having a single one on the fixed gear so I...

I love having a single one on the fixed gear so I don't need to use traditional levers, but I've never found myself wanting them on any of the road bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-08, 04:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,543
Posted By streetlightpoet

Weight for my advanced 2 before I swapped stuff...

Weight for my advanced 2 before I swapped stuff was 18.8 for a size large with plastic platform pedals. 18.03 after the swap and throwing on some eggbeaters.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-08, 11:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,543
Posted By streetlightpoet

I ended up with the Advanced 2. I ended up...

I ended up with the Advanced 2. I ended up swapping out the ultegra though for centaur and upgraded to some dt swiss 1450s.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-08, 06:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,543
Posted By streetlightpoet

I love mine, but it just arrived Friday so I...

I love mine, but it just arrived Friday so I haven't had much of a chance to put any miles on it. I really enjoyed the advanced 3 I test rode for awhile though.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-08, 05:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 816
Posted By streetlightpoet

I have been debating this for the past week and...

I have been debating this for the past week and just ordered the TCR Advanced 2 today. EEP!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-08, 10:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,584
Posted By streetlightpoet

doit!

doit!
11-07-08, 09:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,282
Posted By streetlightpoet

12 for side to side, 25 for tensioning/spoke...

12 for side to side, 25 for tensioning/spoke replacement/vertical truing.
10-27-08, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By streetlightpoet

yep, they make singlespeed spacer kits to do just...

yep, they make singlespeed spacer kits to do just that. It's also been done with PVC pipe cut to length.
10-22-08, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By streetlightpoet

There's a few of us that ride here pretty...

There's a few of us that ride here pretty regularly. I'd definitely consider some lights though as the days are getting shorter. Give me a shout and we'll head up to Frankfort sometime.
07-08-08, 09:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,074
Posted By streetlightpoet

Actually, knobby tires provide an easier place...

Actually, knobby tires provide an easier place for pieces of debris to become trapped. Although there usually isn't much broken glass on the trail thankfully.
07-05-08, 05:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,278
Posted By streetlightpoet

I don't think so, but others might disagree. Also...

I don't think so, but others might disagree. Also BB7s are nowhere near bottom of the line, a set with some matching avid levers should be a nice upgrade for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-08, 10:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,289
Posted By streetlightpoet

I would argue with that. After having two bikes...

I would argue with that. After having two bikes stolen in 4 years (all locked up securely) and hearing every week of customers that have had their bikes stolen. Not to mention the subforum on...
07-03-08, 09:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,533
Posted By streetlightpoet

17% isn't bad for a longtail considering a lot of...

17% isn't bad for a longtail considering a lot of major cycling companies are planning 20% across the board. Definitely not good news, but not at all surprising either.
07-03-08, 08:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,278
Posted By streetlightpoet

Avid Speed Dials. Seriously it's the lever that...

Avid Speed Dials. Seriously it's the lever that made me realize there might be different levels of levers, that they aren't all the same. Check them out.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-08, 10:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,110
Posted By streetlightpoet

there's a lot of interesting debate about the...

there's a lot of interesting debate about the free tune ups for life, but that's a whole nother thread right there.
06-30-08, 11:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By streetlightpoet

possibly the origin-8 scout 29er depending on who...

possibly the origin-8 scout 29er depending on who you order it from.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-08, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By streetlightpoet

The problem with a lot of styles and sizes in...

The problem with a lot of styles and sizes in stock is what do you do with all that doesn't sell? How often does your average cyclist get a new pair of riding shoes? How far below cost do you need to...
06-27-08, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,591
Posted By streetlightpoet

speed helps, but mainly you just need to just get...

speed helps, but mainly you just need to just get used to it.
06-27-08, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By streetlightpoet

yep.

yep.
06-26-08, 08:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By streetlightpoet

yes, it is the profile of the tire that makes up...

yes, it is the profile of the tire that makes up the difference.
06-25-08, 11:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,455
Posted By streetlightpoet

I bet those cables feel ultra deluxe!

I bet those cables feel ultra deluxe!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-08, 09:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 850
Posted By streetlightpoet

Trust a guy who knows, it's not a good idea....

Trust a guy who knows, it's not a good idea. Tough to hear, but you'd just be diggin a hole that will take a long time to crawl out of.
06-25-08, 06:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 860
Posted By streetlightpoet

I thought this was going to be about cannondale's...

I thought this was going to be about cannondale's new Moto. Me wanty.
06-25-08, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By streetlightpoet

Man, I broke my derailleur (lost a jockey wheel)...

Man, I broke my derailleur (lost a jockey wheel) on my bighit last summer and needed to rig it up as a singlespeed. That was an interesting balance to try and strike between dealing with the chain...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-08, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By streetlightpoet

Tempting, I'm not a huge fan of my ventos, but I...

Tempting, I'm not a huge fan of my ventos, but I don't ride enough to justify upgrading anymore. :/
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-08, 09:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,443
Posted By streetlightpoet

really what's an extra 2k on the old student loan?

really what's an extra 2k on the old student loan?
06-23-08, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By streetlightpoet

Having a multi-tool with a mini chain tool has...

Having a multi-tool with a mini chain tool has saved me a long walk more than once.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-08, 09:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,365
Posted By streetlightpoet

white industries?

white industries?
06-18-08, 10:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 724
Posted By streetlightpoet

It is incredibly naive to assume that BD looked...

It is incredibly naive to assume that BD looked or touched anything on the bike before it was shipped to the customer. There prices would be much higher if they did anything but facilitate the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-08, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By streetlightpoet

Sorry for not being clear. Shift into your big...

Sorry for not being clear. Shift into your big ring, then shift just the lever to create some slack at the cable (but not actually shifting at the chain.) Work your housing free and slide it along...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-08, 10:33 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 128,039
Posted By streetlightpoet

I couldn't agree more, I'm not much of a road...

I couldn't agree more, I'm not much of a road rider but figured this would be a fun build to learn a bit about road bikes. :innocent:
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06-18-08, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By streetlightpoet

I had my first ride today since dislocating my...

I had my first ride today since dislocating my shoulder last week. Last Tuesdays lesson was "don't attempt wheelies while learning to ride clipless"
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-08, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By streetlightpoet

Check your housing for friction, and double check...

Check your housing for friction, and double check your limits.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-08, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By streetlightpoet

Did they give any time estimate when the order...

Did they give any time estimate when the order was placed?
06-15-08, 05:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,846
Posted By streetlightpoet

Talking with our shops crank bros rep it didn't...

Talking with our shops crank bros rep it didn't sound like they were actually shipping yet. May have started since then though.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-08, 08:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,231
Posted By streetlightpoet

Giant does a lot of manufacturing for trek and...

Giant does a lot of manufacturing for trek and specialized as mentioned, as well as a lot of other companies. They don't have the reputation that some companies do, but it means you aren't paying for...
06-13-08, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By streetlightpoet

Should work just fine if you are riding in the...

Should work just fine if you are riding in the same manner that you do back home.
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