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Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-16, 10:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,742
Posted By tiiger

He did not do it in Joe vs the Volcano, but I...

He did not do it in Joe vs the Volcano, but I liked that movie better.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-16, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 180,443
Posted By tiiger

Yes, orange is the new hot. ...

Yes, orange is the new hot.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1619/25937473824_60ef3354a4_c.jpg
04-25-16, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,982
Posted By tiiger

Agreed, and me too! I was going to sell mine...

Agreed, and me too!

I was going to sell mine to fund an All-City Macho Man Disc, because my 51-year-old knees were telling me to get some gears. But my 14-year-old son said, can I have it? So he...
04-25-16, 09:32 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 29,416
Posted By tiiger

That's some welding porn, right there.

That's some welding porn, right there.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-16, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,547
Posted By tiiger

Yeah I wrestled with the same question, but when...

Yeah I wrestled with the same question, but when I found the Deda stuff at a fraction of the cost, I figured it was worth a shot. Love it.
04-21-16, 03:07 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 29,416
Posted By tiiger

Just a stock AC Macho Man Disc. Their new color...

Just a stock AC Macho Man Disc. Their new color scheme is a red-into-white thing (http://allcitycycles.com/bikes/macho_man_disc), but I think orange rhymes with hot.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-16, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,547
Posted By tiiger

I've got the deda tape on my steamroller. ...

I've got the deda tape on my steamroller.

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-16, 01:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,957
Posted By tiiger

Was going to reply to say just this. Also,...

Was going to reply to say just this.

Also, apropos original posting date.

Carry on.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-16, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,130
Posted By tiiger

So far so good. I have one really speedy corner...

So far so good. I have one really speedy corner on my daily commute (down a hill and a quick left turn if the light is green), and it feels supremely capable and stable. But not sure if it's a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-16, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,130
Posted By tiiger

Front: Kenda Small Block Eight 35c Rear: WTB...

Front: Kenda Small Block Eight 35c
Rear: WTB All-Terrain 37c


Why, yes they are.


Aw, I'm only 6'1", 34" inseam. It's a 58cm bike. I'm amazed at how glove-like the fit is.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-16, 09:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,006
Posted By tiiger

A buddy of mine who was in the bike biz had a...

A buddy of mine who was in the bike biz had a minty Masi fixed gear from 2007 or so. My 11-year-old son saw it and started drooling. Size was right, and my friend gave it to me for a great price.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-16, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,130
Posted By tiiger

NBD: Yeah, it's technically a cross/gravel bike, but it's a dream on the road.

All-City Macho Man Disc.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1619/25937473824_60ef3354a4_c.jpg

It's like a limousine. Super smooth and stable, even with gravel tires. An absolute joy to ride.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-16, 05:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By tiiger

Any suggestions? Yeah. My beer belly. ...

Any suggestions?


Yeah. My beer belly.

Ok, and the wheels. Always lighter wheels. But I like durability, too. Mpls.St.Paul roads have these things called potholes, sometimes called death holes...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-16, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By tiiger

Yes, yes, I get that entirely. If we all rode...

Yes, yes, I get that entirely. If we all rode walmart bikes, there's hardly any need for this forum.

The post about tires and rolling resistance was fab, though. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-16, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By tiiger

If I don't race, any reason to need something other than Shimano RS21 wheels?

I currently commute around five miles each way on my Surly Steamroller. Not a long ride at all, but there are a few hills, and my 51-year-old knees really like the ability to gear down going up the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-16, 08:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,161
Posted By tiiger

I still have to make it to the office, so yeah.

I still have to make it to the office, so yeah.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-16, 07:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,511
Posted By tiiger

That's good foreign policy right there.

That's good foreign policy right there.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-16, 02:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,511
Posted By tiiger

Back in olden times, I went to the University of...

Back in olden times, I went to the University of Minnesota, where squirrels outnumber mosquitoes.

I was biking to my German class, and I ran over one. (A squirrel, not a German.)

No way to...
04-12-16, 01:17 PM
Replies: 786
Views: 70,849
Posted By tiiger

Wilier GTS Ultegra. I've had it a couple of...

Wilier GTS Ultegra. I've had it a couple of months now. You know what? Gears are really, really nice.

I kinda think I'm done with FG, so I'll probably sell the Steamroller soon and get something...
04-12-16, 09:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,623
Posted By tiiger

Maybe start a sock thread. This is the shoe...

Maybe start a sock thread. This is the shoe thread.

I use Exustar 707 shoes with Shimano MTB SPDs. 540 maybe?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-16, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By tiiger

I have one data point: Competitive Cyclist. This...

I have one data point: Competitive Cyclist. This was my experience with my Wilier GTS. Slap the wheels, saddle and handlebars on, and I was good to go. Might have topped up the air pressure in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-16, 06:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,143
Posted By tiiger

I'd agree with this. Plus, saying so increases my...

I'd agree with this. Plus, saying so increases my post count by one. Because that's what matters most.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-16, 10:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,005
Posted By tiiger

The Topeak thingy looks interesting (but I think...

The Topeak thingy looks interesting (but I think it only comes with the pump), and the Gorilla clamp looks like it would work exactly as I was thinking.

I suppose another cheap and easy way to go...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-16, 01:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,968
Posted By tiiger

Yeah, just use one of these type deals in your...

Yeah, just use one of these type deals in your second cage. Should be able to fit a mini pump, no?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/311THcLrfUL.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-16, 09:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,968
Posted By tiiger

What do you carry on your person for your...

What do you carry on your person for your commute? Backpack of any kind? I toss a lightweight pump in mine.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-16, 02:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 910
Posted By tiiger

Love it. I'm 6'1" with a 34" inseam. It's fairly...

Love it. I'm 6'1" with a 34" inseam. It's fairly relaxed; much more relaxed anyway than a horizontal-top-tube frame (like my Steamroller). Very comfortable on long rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-16, 01:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 910
Posted By tiiger

Yeah, I needed an XL, and fortunately they had...

Yeah, I needed an XL, and fortunately they had one left in mid-Feb.

Thanks for the Steep & Cheap link!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-16, 01:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 910
Posted By tiiger

Competitive Cyclist has this for $1888. (NFI, but...

Competitive Cyclist has this for $1888. (NFI, but can attest. Love mine.)

Ultegra 6800 Wilier GTS (http://www.competitivecyclist.com/wilier-gts-shimano-ultegra-11-complete-bike-2014)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-16, 11:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,433
Posted By tiiger

The only known cure for GAS is to buy another...

The only known cure for GAS is to buy another guitar. (Or a mandolin, in my sad case.)


That's the funniest thing I've ever heard. (Or the most delusional.)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-16, 11:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,241
Posted By tiiger

I somehow have a headwind on the ride to work AND...

I somehow have a headwind on the ride to work AND on the way home.

it's a conspiracy.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-16, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,005
Posted By tiiger

Yah, I get the tape thing. Makes perfect sense. I...

Yah, I get the tape thing. Makes perfect sense. I did the tape thing (as well as the Sharpie thing) for years on that college mountain bike. Worked fine with minimal futzing. But on a nice road bike,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-16, 10:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,005
Posted By tiiger

Friday mind wandering... clamp to keep seatpost at consistent height?

When I put the bike into my station wagon, I need to pull out the seatpost to clear the ceiling.

It's not rocket surgery to remember where it goes (and newer seatposts have graduation marks on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-16, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2,263
Views: 270,906
Posted By tiiger

Yesterday's ride. What river is that? Well, son,...

Yesterday's ride. What river is that? Well, son, that's the Mississippi, the Mighty Mississip, the Ole Miss, the Old Man.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1567/25755341830_5f57e0fef0_c.jpg
03-25-16, 08:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,976
Posted By tiiger

yes, those RnR's are super tasty. They say they...

yes, those RnR's are super tasty. They say they need a 43cm chainstay to clear. The All-City MMD has a 43.5cm chainstay. I'm not a math guy, but it looks like those would fit. Anyone know?

EDIT:...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-25-16, 08:30 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,960
Posted By tiiger

St. Paul, Highland Park neighborhood. Just did...

St. Paul, Highland Park neighborhood. Just did the trails out to Mendota the other day.

The Crosby Farm trails down below River Blvd are scenic, but the pavement is horrible for road bikes. (In...
03-24-16, 02:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,976
Posted By tiiger

ya. I did just shoot Surly an email, and...

ya.

I did just shoot Surly an email, and they said the Knards were out of stock until late April or early May. (Amazingly quick reply on their part. Gotta respect that.)
03-24-16, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,976
Posted By tiiger

Definitely. Yeah, I'd toss these on for camping...

Definitely. Yeah, I'd toss these on for camping weekends. Grass trails and Gravel/Dirt roads.
03-24-16, 10:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,976
Posted By tiiger

Surly Knard 700c x 41 tires. Anyone try them? Can anyone find them?

I love mulling over parts and accessories for bikes I don't have yet. Thinking the Surly Knard tires (700c x 41) might work nicely on an All City Macho Man disc. (I believe there should be enough...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-16, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By tiiger

Yes, yes, I'm with you on buying good stuff. The...

Yes, yes, I'm with you on buying good stuff. The price will be long forgotten, while the quality lives on. My grandpappy was the same way.

But, anyway, yes, Sugio. Looking at their liners. $48 or...
03-22-16, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,733
Posted By tiiger

Well, I went to the LBS, and they had both sizes....

Well, I went to the LBS, and they had both sizes. The 58 was spot on.

So, instead of buying accessories for their trouble, I bought the damned bike. :twitchy:

Well, to be accurate, I put it on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-16, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By tiiger

Suggest some comfortable, value-priced, padded liner shorts

Yeah, it's getting on spring,* but cool mornings still call for tights.

My tights aren't padded, so I usually wear regular padded cycling shorts underneath. I'd like to find some less-expensive...
03-21-16, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,733
Posted By tiiger

All-City Macho Man sizing -- how big do they run?

I know All-City bikes run big. I once tried a 60cm Nature Boy and it was huge.

I'm 6'1" with a 34 inseam (and long arms). My 59cm Surly Steamroller and my XL (59cm) Wilier GTS both fit great.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-16, 10:05 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,963
Posted By tiiger

I wonder if we crossed paths on Saturday. My son...

I wonder if we crossed paths on Saturday. My son has a Felt Z85, too, and we noticed another Z85 turn right on East RR from Franklin as we were waiting for the light.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-16, 09:30 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,963
Posted By tiiger

Mississippi River Road? I was also out this...

Mississippi River Road?

I was also out this weekend, riding with my 14-year-old son. He kicked my butt on the climbs, too. (Hidden Falls, Davern St., etc...)

He's become "that kid."
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-16, 03:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,776
Posted By tiiger

Not to be flippant, but I'd get a better phone....

Not to be flippant, but I'd get a better phone. No idea what the FOV is on the iPhone 6S, but the thing does take great photos. Plus, you probably already would have it with you.

I'm sure there...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-16, 03:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,641
Posted By tiiger

Space is probably the biggest hindrance to my...

Space is probably the biggest hindrance to my hoarding habits. My garage is too small, and my house isn't really set up to store bikes inside.

I get envious of all of these people to take pictures...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-16, 12:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,641
Posted By tiiger

Why? I have nice, professional-quality...

Why?

I have nice, professional-quality musical instruments, but I'm not a pro, by any stretch.

(Not saying all carbon bikes are professional caliber, but a nice carbon bike can be a real...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-16, 09:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,641
Posted By tiiger

A new carbon road bike is imminent, but I'm...

A new carbon road bike is imminent, but I'm toying with the idea of replacing my commuter (Surly Steamroller Fixed) and my old MTB (1989 Ritchey Outback) with one bike: an All-City Macho Man Disc.
...
03-03-16, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By tiiger

Thanks for the replies. Yeah, no single track, no...

Thanks for the replies. Yeah, no single track, no trees I need to jump over. The worst part of the trails get sandy, but these are benign trails used for the tractors that pull trams for all the...
03-03-16, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By tiiger

How close to a mountain bike can an XC bike get?

I'm on the horns of a dilemma.

My commuter is a Surly Steamroller fixed gear. I ride it pretty much every day to work, even in the winter, if the roads are clear. But the trip has one major hill,...
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