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Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-10, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 423,869
Posted By Cactusron

This summer, I built up a Surly Pacer, Ultegra...

This summer, I built up a Surly Pacer, Ultegra 6600 other than the crank and the front brake (650). I added a set of Velocity Dyads with 32 straight guage spokes on Ultegra Hubs. The Dyads run 24mm...
Forum: Touring
02-22-10, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By Cactusron

Both my wife and I have one. She loves hers. My...

Both my wife and I have one. She loves hers. My experience was good other than it stretched a lot. The adjust is out 3/4's of it's adjustment. I bought the clyde version (am 265 lbs). I...
Forum: Touring
02-22-10, 10:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,163
Posted By Cactusron

I'm a 265 lb Clyde that rides road. Wheels in...

I'm a 265 lb Clyde that rides road. Wheels in the past have been Mavic Open Pros. Unfortunately, I couldn't keep them straight. I recently built up a set of Velocity Dyad's which are designed for...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-10, 10:25 PM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 423,869
Posted By Cactusron

OK, I'll join if you'll have me!

This summer, I built up a Surly Pacer, Ultegra 6600 other than the crank and the front brake (650). I added a set of Velocity Dyads with 32 straight guage spokes on Ultegra Hubs. The Dyads run 24mm...
04-08-09, 02:22 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 6,414
Posted By Cactusron

Absofrigginlutely!! I wiped out 2 blocks from my...

Absofrigginlutely!! I wiped out 2 blocks from my house when I first got back into riding. Mashed my head against the pavement, busted the helmet and still ended with a concussion. The Doc said...
04-08-09, 02:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,161
Posted By Cactusron

Ksyrium Elites have been bullet proof for me. ...

Ksyrium Elites have been bullet proof for me. 270 lbs and several thousand miles. 1 broken spoke on the rear. I have a set of open Pros with an Ultegra hub. 32 spokes. Can't keep the rear wheel...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-09, 01:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,226
Posted By Cactusron

My understanding is that the rear is not the...

My understanding is that the rear is not the problem, it's the fork. If you go with the heavy steel fork that comes with the bike, you could need long reach brakes. If you upgrade the fork to a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-07, 12:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,071
Posted By Cactusron

I just picked up a Ritchey WCS compact crank from...

I just picked up a Ritchey WCS compact crank from Performance for $139. Velo News ranked them quite highly recently. Requires a Shimano Octalink bottom bracket. You can get one for around $40...
02-24-07, 02:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By Cactusron

I am 6'1 255 and have been riding an 05 Fuji team...

I am 6'1 255 and have been riding an 05 Fuji team triple. I switched out the shimano 550's for a set of Mavic Open Pro's/Ultegra hubs, upgraded the saddle to a Fizik Aliante. My main complaint is...
02-24-07, 01:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By Cactusron

255 lbs running the Fortezza SE's from...

255 lbs running the Fortezza SE's from Performance. Other than the blue getting fugly after a while, I really like them. They ride pretty well, and rarely flat.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-07, 11:57 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,968
Posted By Cactusron

I got back into riding last year after a 20+ year...

I got back into riding last year after a 20+ year hiatus and got overconfident. The bike washed out from under me around 17mph in a turn. The helmet broke just above the right eye. Lot's o' road...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-06, 12:36 AM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 89,600
Posted By Cactusron

I like your math. The wife doesn't see it adding...

I like your math. The wife doesn't see it adding up though... :o

I thought that the IF was pretty bling. I guess you just can't have too much bling. Looking forward to your build pics like you...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-06, 10:26 PM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 89,600
Posted By Cactusron

Waldo, don't you already have enough bikes with...

Waldo, don't you already have enough bikes with the IF and LeChamp? Oh yeah, you can never have too many bikes! :D I suppose now you'll catch it for schilling Pedal Force.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-06, 02:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,665
Posted By Cactusron

Vrdestein Fortezza SE's from Performance. ...

Vrdestein Fortezza SE's from Performance. Apparently made only for Performance. Runs at 145 psi if your rims will handle it. Fast and comfy. Tough to flat even here in Arizona with all the thorns...
07-31-06, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3,455
Views: 2,370,144
Posted By Cactusron

Re: your Arte Johnson stop and drops, I feel your...

Re: your Arte Johnson stop and drops, I feel your pain and have the scars on my knees to show. 20 years off the bike, never road on clipless until last March. It's amazing how pain teaches you new...
07-31-06, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3,455
Views: 2,370,144
Posted By Cactusron

I have had great luck with the 32 spoke Mavic...

I have had great luck with the 32 spoke Mavic Open Pros with Ultegra hubs. Strong, ride well and reasonable. About $235 for the pair at Performance. I have seen a couple of other posts using these...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-06, 04:54 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 45,159
Posted By Cactusron

Yes, they have a number of stores that go by...

Yes, they have a number of stores that go by either Bikes Direct (one in Gilbert and one up on North Tatum in Phx) and their other name is Cycle Spectrum. They have a number of stores throughout the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-06, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 881
Posted By Cactusron

Am 45 years old and just got back into riding 3...

Am 45 years old and just got back into riding 3 months ago after a 25 year hiatus. Obvously, I learned to ride with standard and clip in pedals. To say that my transition to clipless hasn't been...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-06, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 909
Posted By Cactusron

I can't speak for the Askium's but I recently...

I can't speak for the Askium's but I recently purchased some 32 spoke Open Pro's with Ultegra Hubs to replace the Shimano 550's that came with the bike. They spin up quicker and ride much better...
06-13-06, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3,455
Views: 2,370,144
Posted By Cactusron

I think that we have a winner here!

I think that we have a winner here!
06-02-06, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3,455
Views: 2,370,144
Posted By Cactusron

Hey Hambone, Am a clyde here in Phoenix. ...

Hey Hambone,

Am a clyde here in Phoenix. Currently 245 (down from 270)

I just upgraded the wheels on my 05' Fuji Team from Shimano 550's to the black Mavic Open Pro's, 32 spoke, Ultegra hubs...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-06, 12:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,126
Posted By Cactusron

For me the hardest skill to learn (am still...

For me the hardest skill to learn (am still learning) is riding with clipless. My knees look like hamburger!

I'm 45 yrs old and just started riding again after 20+ years. The saying goes "you...
05-01-06, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3,455
Views: 2,370,144
Posted By Cactusron

Hey all, am a fellow clyde (currently 45yrs 6'1"...

Hey all, am a fellow clyde (currently 45yrs 6'1" 250). Started at 270 and started riding the stationary back in January and about a month ago, bought the first bike I've owned/ridden since I was in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-06, 10:07 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 45,159
Posted By Cactusron

Shawn, I couldn't stay off the requisite 3 weeks...

Shawn, I couldn't stay off the requisite 3 weeks the doc said either. Took my first ride today, just 12 miles areound the area. Everything was fine 'cept the right hand. Throbs after 15 or so...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-06, 04:25 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 45,159
Posted By Cactusron

That won't keep you from crashing...

That won't keep you from crashing though........:rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-06, 03:12 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,711
Posted By Cactusron

That's funny!:roflmao: :roflmao:

That's funny!:roflmao: :roflmao:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-06, 02:48 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,132
Posted By Cactusron

That's how I got here. I was looking for folks...

That's how I got here. I was looking for folks that had tried the Motos, Merciers, and Windsors. Not much action on the last two, but the Merciers kinda look cool too. Ended up with a Fuji. Ok,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-06, 11:30 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 45,159
Posted By Cactusron

Bike porn

All, Have been away from the forum for a while. Am liking the bike porn tons! Keep it comin'
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-06, 11:29 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 45,159
Posted By Cactusron

Rough! I feel your pain. Sunday, I got too...

Rough! I feel your pain. Sunday, I got too aggressive coming back from a 25 mile ride went too fast into a turn in my subdivision, transitioned from asphalt to concrete and down I went. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-06, 11:22 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 45,159
Posted By Cactusron

I'm kinda partial to the red tires. I like the...

I'm kinda partial to the red tires. I like the contrast. Looks fast too.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-06, 09:42 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 45,159
Posted By Cactusron

Sweet!

Sweet!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-06, 06:12 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 45,159
Posted By Cactusron

Could be. fmw has some interesting points that...

Could be. fmw has some interesting points that are very plausable. I don't know that you'll get anyone from any of the major brands announcing that they are doing this, it's easy to believe. You...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-06, 10:17 AM
Replies: 657
Views: 45,159
Posted By Cactusron

Interesting possibility. I am not aquainted...

Interesting possibility. I am not aquainted enough with either product line. Still a "newbie".
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-06, 11:19 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 45,159
Posted By Cactusron

Oh yeah, Hijack off.

Oh yeah, Hijack off.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-06, 11:18 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 45,159
Posted By Cactusron

WheresWaldo and Ostuni, Picked up the new...

WheresWaldo and Ostuni,

Picked up the new bike today. Feel like a kid that just got his first bike. As stated before, I picked up the '05 Fuji Team. I installed the computer and the saddle...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-06, 02:56 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 45,159
Posted By Cactusron

Waldo, I really didn't look and they didn't bring...

Waldo, I really didn't look and they didn't bring it up. At that point, I was really going after the alum/carbon bike. I really was impressed by the ride of the Fuji Team, though I haven't had any...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-06, 02:47 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 45,159
Posted By Cactusron

Otsuni, glad to see that you are settling on a...

Otsuni, glad to see that you are settling on a bike. Just read your entire thread on the PF project, and what a project that was! It's intreaguing to be able to see how a project like that unfolds...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-06, 02:42 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 45,159
Posted By Cactusron

Shawn, went to the new one on Gilbert Road. They...

Shawn, went to the new one on Gilbert Road. They only had one IF and wouldn't allow me to ride it. They said it was sold. So far, the best ride for the $$ for my 6'1" 250 lb bod was the Fuji Team....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-06, 10:28 AM
Replies: 657
Views: 45,159
Posted By Cactusron

Waldo and Ostuni, Well, here is where I...

Waldo and Ostuni,

Well, here is where I stand today. Sunday, I went to the Bikes Direct store with intentions of riding and buying the IF and LeChamp LS. They wouldn't let me ride the IF as it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-06, 02:04 AM
Replies: 657
Views: 45,159
Posted By Cactusron

Waldo, will do. I think Sunday is going to be...

Waldo, will do. I think Sunday is going to be the day. Wish me luck. I've gotten to the point where I've researched this to death.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-06, 11:49 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 45,159
Posted By Cactusron

Ravenmore, thanks for the insite. Am going to...

Ravenmore, thanks for the insite. Am going to the BD store this weekend. Maybe Saturday will be the day. It's between the Le Champ and the IF. I wonder if they have a mechanic worth his/her salt...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-06, 12:10 AM
Replies: 657
Views: 45,159
Posted By Cactusron

How are you liking the Le Champ? Were the...

How are you liking the Le Champ?
Were the standard parts decent? I know that the Ultegra stuff is good, thinking about wheels and such for a clydesdale . 250lb
Thinking that it may be a better...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-06, 12:02 AM
Replies: 657
Views: 45,159
Posted By Cactusron

Man, you're dating yourself with the sissy bar! :)

Man, you're dating yourself with the sissy bar! :)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-06, 02:54 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 45,159
Posted By Cactusron

Thanks for the info Ostuni. I'll check on those...

Thanks for the info Ostuni. I'll check on those threads. Let me know when you have the bike out there. I'll take a look. If the price is right or if the existing wheels are something to trade, it...
Forum: Introductions
03-14-06, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By Cactusron

Good name for this site, the name suits your...

Good name for this site, the name suits your climate. And your climate will call for care during the summer. Fluid intake, light clothing, heat adaptation, and controlling how hard you exercise will...
Forum: Introductions
03-14-06, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By Cactusron

Another Newbie from Phoenix

Hi,

It's been about 20 years since I rode any amount, but am hugely interested in road biking for ftness and fun. I have already found some great information leading me to making what I hope it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-06, 02:01 AM
Replies: 657
Views: 45,159
Posted By Cactusron

First, kudos to everyone for their posts. This...

First, kudos to everyone for their posts. This has been one of the most educational threads I reads since I have gotten interested in biking. I am a 45 year old Fat Guy similar to WW. I am 6'1"...
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