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06-23-16, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 979
Posted By GhostSS

My favorite is my black Campagnolo cap but I lost...

My favorite is my black Campagnolo cap but I lost it recently :(

http://i67.tinypic.com/2ezsqjc.jpg
Forum: Commuting
06-01-16, 03:49 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,067
Posted By GhostSS

Like I've already commented previously, this...

Like I've already commented previously, this wasn't a general comment to every pannier laden cyclist on this thread, it was directed at the OP who wanted a carbon bicycle. He would be better served...
05-24-16, 09:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,964
Posted By GhostSS

I did a century ride with MKS Urban pedals and...

I did a century ride with MKS Urban pedals and leather straps with clips. Wore Cinelli DVS shoes which are reinforced for cycling.

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Forum: Commuting
05-20-16, 04:17 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,067
Posted By GhostSS

Sorry my comment is a little ambiguous, I didn't...

Sorry my comment is a little ambiguous, I didn't mean your commute, I meant the OP's commute, who wants a CF bike. It wouldn't make sense for him to get a CF bike then load it with panniers and...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-16, 02:52 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,067
Posted By GhostSS

I ride my circa 1995 Trek 2120 CF bike everyday...

I ride my circa 1995 Trek 2120 CF bike everyday to work, it's been fine for the past 2 years, and considering the overall age of the bike I'd say it's held up very well. I think it's weird that a...
05-12-16, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,910
Posted By GhostSS

I've used this conversion kit before to convert a...

I've used this conversion kit before to convert a old specialized front trispoke to a rear wheel. You need to check to make sure it's compatible with your wheel first (wheels with internal hub...
05-11-16, 09:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,910
Posted By GhostSS

I have a HED trispoke and disc set up on my...

I have a HED trispoke and disc set up on my carbon track bike (my disc luckily came with a Specialized single speed adapter no longer for sale), but I reserve that for local time trial use only. For...
05-11-16, 09:06 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,382
Posted By GhostSS

36 mph on my single speed on flat roads no wind,...

36 mph on my single speed on flat roads no wind, 41 on my road bike but while drafting a truck.
05-11-16, 01:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,910
Posted By GhostSS

Careful, people might mistake you for a...

Careful, people might mistake you for a triathlete.
04-27-16, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,753
Posted By GhostSS

Lol....That's just the sound that the rear hub...

Lol....That's just the sound that the rear hub makes when it coasts and not pedaling. Completely normal.

Some bikes make more noise than other when coasting.
04-27-16, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By GhostSS

This isn't something I can really give you a...

This isn't something I can really give you a guide on other than looking out for certain name brands, other than that it's up to your own personal research and looking up used values. I did make a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-16, 04:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,721
Posted By GhostSS

^^^ what he said. On my road bikes I have...

^^^ what he said.

On my road bikes I have to maintain at least 15 mph to have proper balance and control. It gets easier the faster you go.
04-26-16, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By GhostSS

Yeah, I'd pass on this one and see if something...

Yeah, I'd pass on this one and see if something else comes up in your price range. As hockeyteeth mentioned, the components of this bike are all extremely cheap, the saddle, handlebars,...
04-26-16, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By GhostSS

How soon do you need a bike to ride? I've had...

How soon do you need a bike to ride? I've had numerous prize finds by being patient and waiting for better bikes to come along. I got my Trek Carbon ZX for $230 (good condition), my Fuji America...
04-22-16, 06:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,645
Posted By GhostSS

It wasn't even an accusation, it was a implied...

It wasn't even an accusation, it was a implied suspicion.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-16, 04:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,593
Posted By GhostSS

Oh yeah, they did have some English thrown in...

Oh yeah, they did have some English thrown in there. I think the flashback scenes threw me off.



Haha, yeah, fantastic movie if you're a fan of the 80's or at least parodies of it. I think...
04-21-16, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,221
Posted By GhostSS

I had purefix bike complete built from a shop for...

I had purefix bike complete built from a shop for about $320. It got stolen 10 hours after I bought it. So....yeah.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-16, 03:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,593
Posted By GhostSS

2 Seconds (French indie, about female bike...

2 Seconds (French indie, about female bike messenger-ing), Quicksilver(Kevin Bacon and Morpheus), and The Flying Scotsman (Great Docu film about Graeme Obree).
04-21-16, 02:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,645
Posted By GhostSS

Personally, your first thread was strange...

Personally, your first thread was strange considering you claimed you were such a seasoned racer but were asking for a bike that allows you to go fast..... then the 3 bikes you researched were some...
04-19-16, 08:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,874
Posted By GhostSS

I used to play Division II rugby during college. ...

I used to play Division II rugby during college. We lost every single game. That was reason enough for me to quit lol. Everyone on my team drank and smoked and half were former league players and...
03-21-16, 10:01 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-16, 06:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,590
Posted By GhostSS

1987 TVT Fork on my 1990 Giant 980c. Completed a...

1987 TVT Fork on my 1990 Giant 980c. Completed a Century ride 2015 and will do another this 2016 on it. Will also swap out the spoked wheels with 90's era rear disc and front tri-spoke specialized...
11-24-15, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,091
Posted By GhostSS

Use mini/shorty aero bars. ControlTech (Mini...

Use mini/shorty aero bars. ControlTech (Mini Cockpit and Mini TT), Deda (Blast), Vision Tech (Mini TT), and Giant all have offerings that don't change rider position setups (layback/stem length)...
10-21-15, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 127,949
Posted By GhostSS

That's a Fizik Volta R3.

That's a Fizik Volta R3.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-15, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,513
Posted By GhostSS

There could be lots of reasons, but first that...

There could be lots of reasons, but first that comes to mind is that early carbon bar tech was all about lightness and they didn't focus on grip comfort, aerodynamics, durability, or vibration...
09-30-15, 09:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,416
Posted By GhostSS

I stand corrected on those figures, since I used...

I stand corrected on those figures, since I used to be a aero weenie I should've known better.
09-30-15, 07:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,416
Posted By GhostSS

Cadence is self selected, his goal shouldn't be...

Cadence is self selected, his goal shouldn't be anything if he's not racing. 48x16 isn't that big. I cruised at 80 rpm at 20 mph just fine. Also I'm no physics professor, but I don't think an...
09-30-15, 06:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,416
Posted By GhostSS

A carbon fork will make more of a difference with...

A carbon fork will make more of a difference with vibration dampening than a carbon seatpost. Also drop handlebars would provide better aerodynamic potential than bullhorns. If you have to go...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-15, 05:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,882
Posted By GhostSS

When I have a bad day I just drink a lot of beer...

When I have a bad day I just drink a lot of beer until I'm having a good day.
09-28-15, 11:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,568
Posted By GhostSS

The Tour and Track pedals are different. The...

The Tour and Track pedals are different. The Track pedals are basically a replica that have slots for old school cycling cleats. When using them with normal sneakers, they're not great.
...
09-28-15, 09:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,568
Posted By GhostSS

Just by eyeballing the pictures of those straps...

Just by eyeballing the pictures of those straps and my experiencing threading leather straps through the Urban Platforms, I'd say they wouldn't fit in the factory sized strap slot without trying to...
09-28-15, 09:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,568
Posted By GhostSS

Just don't get MKS Sylvan Track pedals. I made...

Just don't get MKS Sylvan Track pedals. I made that mistake about a year ago...learned to live with it, but only on my relatively short commute. Anything longer than 10 miles makes my feet...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-15, 09:38 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,555
Posted By GhostSS

This is anecdotal of course, but in my experience...

This is anecdotal of course, but in my experience SS/FG riding has definitely increased the cadence range I'm comfortable pedaling in before I shift and has without a doubt helped with sudden...
09-28-15, 12:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,568
Posted By GhostSS

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-15, 08:49 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,555
Posted By GhostSS

Lol, asking the 41 what a bike besides a road...

Lol, asking the 41 what a bike besides a road bike is good for....

Ask the same question in the FG/SS, among people who actually ride them. All you're going to get here is roadie bias to confirm...
09-25-15, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5,718
Views: 1,091,488
Posted By GhostSS

Good point.

Good point.
09-25-15, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5,718
Views: 1,091,488
Posted By GhostSS

White Industries ENO cranks are pretty legit.

White Industries ENO cranks are pretty legit.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-15, 02:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,882
Posted By GhostSS

Yup.

Yup.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-15, 11:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,882
Posted By GhostSS

Six Fyx Conversion Kit | Fyxation...

Six Fyx Conversion Kit | Fyxation (http://www.fyxation.com/products/six-fyx-conversion-kit)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-15, 02:30 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,799
Posted By GhostSS

My thought is if it's worn for it's utility, like...

My thought is if it's worn for it's utility, like shading your eyes from the sun, keeping sweat out of your eyes, or when doing a sick head spin when break dance fighting then it's ok. Simply as a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-15, 05:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 904
Posted By GhostSS

When drafting (vehicles or other riders) or on an...

When drafting (vehicles or other riders) or on an all out sprint. I used my largest gearing only a handful of times keeping up with the flow of traffic while catching the slipstream from a large...
09-20-15, 06:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,594
Posted By GhostSS

I live in a flatter area, I thought 46/16t was a...

I live in a flatter area, I thought 46/16t was a great beginner gearing but outgrew it quickly. 46/18t would be to spinny in my opinion, but it depends on the how many hills you encounter in your...
09-20-15, 02:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,901
Posted By GhostSS

I can respect that. As I see it there are two...

I can respect that. As I see it there are two types of "sports" archetypes in anime, one type is meant to be informative and more realistic, and the other type to be more dramatic and less realistic....
09-18-15, 08:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,901
Posted By GhostSS

I've been trying my hardest to avoid the Yowapeda...

I've been trying my hardest to avoid the Yowapeda thread because many of our fellow posters in that thread are missing my points for not liking it. But since you brought it up, I didn't like it at...
09-18-15, 06:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,901
Posted By GhostSS

No one mentioned "The Flying Scotsman", a...

No one mentioned "The Flying Scotsman", a biographical movie about underdog Graeme Obree and his attempts at the track 1 hour record, fantastic movie.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-15, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By GhostSS

I copied Yudai Nitta's technique. I actually...

I copied Yudai Nitta's technique. I actually prefer starting in a medium to larger gear when I want to sprint quickly from a stop so I don't have to shift under load. Since I regularly ride single...
09-11-15, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4,571
Views: 608,217
Posted By GhostSS

Yeah, a bit. At least in my area, only a very...

Yeah, a bit. At least in my area, only a very small number of cyclists wear them. Obvious utility aside, I like when others wear them because I can identify them as a part of the cycling culture. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-15, 03:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,156
Posted By GhostSS

+1 I own 2 of the reissued 2014 Razorblades (Fire...

+1 I own 2 of the reissued 2014 Razorblades (Fire and Violet Iridium), best sunglasses I've used thus far for cycling. I also own 2 pairs of vintage 1986 Rudy Project Super Performances, they're ok,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-15, 03:07 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,444
Posted By GhostSS

What is considered fast? I tend to rate this...

What is considered fast? I tend to rate this based on other riders I see in person when riding solo, so it's relative to your local cycling culture. I tend to maintain 20 mph and I pass nearly...
07-31-15, 09:35 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,159
Posted By GhostSS

Do you use the hook arms? Some of the vintage...

Do you use the hook arms? Some of the vintage Eyeshades had the adjustable arm length option. Not sure about the new versions.
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