Search: Posts Made By: clydeosaur
Showing results 1 to 50 of 633
Search took 0.24 seconds.
05-20-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,272
Posted By clydeosaur

Have the shop set you up tubeless & just ride it...

Have the shop set you up tubeless & just ride it for a while. The weak point on mine so far has been the rear hub. Grenaded it after a few months. Other than that, it has been great.
12-23-18, 05:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,748
Posted By clydeosaur

I bought a Trek Stache mountain bike last year...

I bought a Trek Stache mountain bike last year and was a bit leary of these drop outs. That being said, I have not had one issue with them coming loose or causing problems. I do every once in a while...
06-18-18, 09:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,816
Posted By clydeosaur

Caadx Tiagra for $1200, 105 for $1400.

Caadx Tiagra for $1200, 105 for $1400.
04-24-18, 03:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,373
Posted By clydeosaur

My new bike has a 30 1x & 12 /46 (11speed) . My...

My new bike has a 30 1x & 12 /46 (11speed) . My old was a 2x with 12/38 (10 speed). Honestly cant say the 1x is wowing me, or was a selling point. If I had 2x would I switch? No. Not unless I was...
04-23-18, 04:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,740
Posted By clydeosaur

My wife has the same bike (but doesnt use it...

My wife has the same bike (but doesnt use it much). I've had two other guys who wanted to get into mtbing & are her size use the bike. It fit them very well and was enjoyed. If it fits, I say go for...
02-22-18, 05:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,412
Posted By clydeosaur

I'm a bigger guy & have run 33's up to 38's. I...

I'm a bigger guy & have run 33's up to 38's. I find 35's to be a nice sweat spot for overall mixed / gravel riding.
11-12-17, 05:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,374
Posted By clydeosaur

Clear coat is not bad to repair at all. The nice...

Clear coat is not bad to repair at all. The nice part about (and once reason it is used) is that repairs are easily made & hardly noticeable at all. A body man would do well with it. fill (if needed)...
05-21-17, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 941
Posted By clydeosaur

Or, get the Nashbar cx1. On par with what you are...

Or, get the Nashbar cx1. On par with what you are looking at.
05-12-17, 03:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By clydeosaur

[QUOTE]What year is it? You'll often find frames...

[QUOTE]What year is it? You'll often find frames of the 126-130mm transition era spaces at 128 to accommodate various drivetrains in the same frame. The '87 Elance I converted to 10s was spaced at...
04-30-17, 05:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,273
Posted By clydeosaur

During the week (in winter time) I have no time...

During the week (in winter time) I have no time to get out before dark. I put the roadbike in a fluid trainer. I do training videos, structured workouts, etc..to get me through the weekdays. Works...
04-28-17, 03:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,383
Posted By clydeosaur

I tore apart 4 Stan's 330 hubs in a year. They...

I tore apart 4 Stan's 330 hubs in a year. They have a bad problem with the paws / freehub. Finally got them to credit me for a Shimano XT hub. Problem solved. Supposedly they are working/testing a...
04-23-17, 05:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,301
Posted By clydeosaur

At 220 lbs, I find 35's on my CX bike to be a...

At 220 lbs, I find 35's on my CX bike to be a favorable size. Works fine for commuting, takes well & has even seen some trail action. The key is setting your tire pressure accordingly for the...
04-20-17, 04:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By clydeosaur

Depending on the trails you are looking at, I'd...

Depending on the trails you are looking at, I'd either go 29er hard tail or a gravel/cyclocross bike. Either convert to the road easily with a pair of tires. Regardless as to what you pick, wheels...
01-21-17, 06:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,356
Posted By clydeosaur

549680 Tiagra 10 speed shifters & compact...

549680

Tiagra 10 speed shifters & compact crank. XT rear mech & CX front mech. 12? /32 cassette. All play very well together on my commuter / gravel bike.
01-18-17, 08:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,868
Posted By clydeosaur

I can say this- I had a 26er Specialized for...

I can say this- I had a 26er Specialized for years that I loved. tried and entry level (deore 10 speed, solo air fork) and loved it so much I sold the 26er. Not sure if my size / terrain has a bit to...
01-08-17, 08:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,703
Posted By clydeosaur

A couple of things- putting tape on your tire...

A couple of things- putting tape on your tire seems it would be more of a hassle ( and mess after you heat it up a few times real good) when you go to remove it. Second, making sure your trainer is...
01-02-17, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,146
Posted By clydeosaur

I've had 3 sets. They all have the wear indicator...

I've had 3 sets. They all have the wear indicator on the side.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-16, 03:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,470
Posted By clydeosaur

Same here. Have one on road & CX bike. Not in...

Same here. Have one on road & CX bike. Not in love with the level 1 padding on my roadie as much as the level 2 padding on my CX though.
06-06-16, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By clydeosaur

There is nothing wrong with having the right tool...

There is nothing wrong with having the right tool for the right job. Nor is doing something you deem fun, positive and motivating. The decision is yours as to what you see a "worthy investment", or...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-16, 03:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,249
Posted By clydeosaur

I have my doubts. Here's my 61cm CX / commuter...

I have my doubts. Here's my 61cm CX / commuter bike with an 80mm stem. 524716
05-29-16, 12:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,153
Posted By clydeosaur

A trip to the hospital is not worth the lost $. I...

A trip to the hospital is not worth the lost $. I know it sucks, I've been there. However, I value my neck alot more than the cost of a tire.
05-27-16, 05:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By clydeosaur

Should be stamped "9 S" or "10 S". At least mt...

Should be stamped "9 S" or "10 S". At least mt Shimanos are.
05-26-16, 07:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,558
Posted By clydeosaur

Low spoke count rear wheels (paired spoke wheels...

Low spoke count rear wheels (paired spoke wheels as well) don't have the best rep. Less spokes = more tension & if you break one, you are walking home. Not telling you to avoid the bike, I'd still...
05-25-16, 03:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,558
Posted By clydeosaur

Great bike. Get your fitting sorted out & some...

Great bike. Get your fitting sorted out & some miles on it ans you will be comfortable. The only thing I'd keep an eye on is the rear wheel.
05-22-16, 05:01 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,166
Posted By clydeosaur

This.

This.
05-19-16, 02:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,485
Posted By clydeosaur

If you keep your eyes open, you can come across...

If you keep your eyes open, you can come across some great deals on Shimano Hollowtech mtb & road crank sets. I was looking for a replacement on my CX bike back in the fall and found a Tiagra 10spd....
05-15-16, 03:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 819
Posted By clydeosaur

Surfaces prep for paint / clear (if my memory...

Surfaces prep for paint / clear (if my memory serves me correct) stops @ 400 when shooting base/clear urethane. That should be enough tooth, yet a smooth base. If you stop @ 250, you will see sanding...
05-12-16, 04:22 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,373
Posted By clydeosaur

56.xx according to my Garmin descending...

56.xx according to my Garmin descending Starrett's gap in full tuck. Chin on the stem. The only time it pays to be on a bike and weigh over 200lbs...
05-01-16, 05:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,048
Posted By clydeosaur

Bib tights without a chamois for winter & Pearl...

Bib tights without a chamois for winter & Pearl leg warmers for spring / fall. I've never had any issues. I 'd try a different size or make sure they are far enough up the thigh. As well, when I put...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-16, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 687
Posted By clydeosaur

Yes, you will need a longer chain.

Yes, you will need a longer chain.
04-26-16, 04:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,941
Posted By clydeosaur

One of the MANY reasons I drive a truck..

One of the MANY reasons I drive a truck..
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-16, 02:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,866
Posted By clydeosaur

Running mine with 6700 shifters & durace cables....

Running mine with 6700 shifters & durace cables. They work fine. I bought the bars due to comfort, not aero advantage.
04-03-16, 12:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 24,102
Posted By clydeosaur

I do, and have for the last 6 or 7 years. In race...

I do, and have for the last 6 or 7 years. In race form I'm 215. Carbon bars, post, fork, rear dropouts, saddle, seat post & pedals. In dus & tris I average in the 20's on the bike. Summer time I try...
04-03-16, 06:14 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 24,102
Posted By clydeosaur

I'm bigger than you, trust me, your size isn't an...

I'm bigger than you, trust me, your size isn't an issue. I've been running carbon post, bars, fork, etc... for quite a few years. Like any other material, you use it correctly, maintain it and it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-16, 06:24 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,935
Posted By clydeosaur

Your forgetting, he doesn't ride at all. Even if...

Your forgetting, he doesn't ride at all. Even if he starts & learns hydration & nutrition, he's going to be fighting the feeling of being on a bike for HOURS. Something we all had to get used to. It...
03-26-16, 05:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,448
Posted By clydeosaur

I agree with the 61. I'm your height, but with a...

I agree with the 61. I'm your height, but with a smaller inseam (more upper body). I've tried 58 - 60 and always feel cramped. a 61 -63cm frame lets me feel like I'm in the bike rather than on it. As...
03-23-16, 04:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,898
Posted By clydeosaur

Either try a set of Shimano cleat adapters (road...

Either try a set of Shimano cleat adapters (road shoes I'm assuming?) of an mtb shoe with deep tread. Either way, I woulldn't walk on anyone's nice floors, even in my plastic-cleated road shoes....
03-23-16, 03:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,399
Posted By clydeosaur

Alot of Raleighs and Diamondbacks seem to share...

Alot of Raleighs and Diamondbacks seem to share frame likenesses. This I'm guessing impart because they are owned by the same conglomerate. So, you might want to check out both. Nothing looks bad,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-16, 05:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,138
Posted By clydeosaur

rpenmanparker ...

rpenmanparker (http://www.bikeforums.net/members/rpenmanparker-183557.html)raised a good question. What about saddle height? Too low or high effect how you sit on a saddle. As well, have you tried...
02-14-16, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By clydeosaur

It was pretty cool. I found a few things I was...

It was pretty cool. I found a few things I was looking for. Definitely something to do on a cold, dreary February day. Anyone else?
02-13-16, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 502,789
Posted By clydeosaur

504286

504286
02-11-16, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By clydeosaur

I'm going. Not to sell though, just to stand...

I'm going. Not to sell though, just to stand outside in 4 degree weather until the doors open. It's going to be a COLD one.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-16, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By clydeosaur

I'd look for some type of an adjustment or, if...

I'd look for some type of an adjustment or, if there is you are experiencing play in the shaft (up & down movement) perhaps a bushing that is worn? I have a Cyclops fluid 2 and a Kurt Kinetic. They...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-16, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By clydeosaur

I've got an earlier one and contrary to popular...

I've got an earlier one and contrary to popular belief, they really aren't that bad at all. While mine does a lot of trainer duty, back up and vacation rides, it's seen metrics and has been...
02-01-16, 05:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,061
Posted By clydeosaur

Seal up that celeste in a good carnuba wax. Maybe...

Seal up that celeste in a good carnuba wax. Maybe even some polishing before hand.
01-31-16, 06:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,528
Posted By clydeosaur

If your looking for a cheap tire to commute /...

If your looking for a cheap tire to commute / beat around on, give these a shot; Bontrager Connection Hybrid Tire | Bike tires & tubes | Cycling components | Equipment...
01-27-16, 07:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,348
Posted By clydeosaur

If your going to go A-10, pick up an S-10. You...

If your going to go A-10, pick up an S-10. You can upgrade the grouppo from 4.3 to 5.7 or 5.3 rather cheaply and have a fast little ride. Might want to upgrade the disc set up though so you can stop....
01-26-16, 05:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,234
Posted By clydeosaur

Sure. As long as you know what you are looking...

Sure. As long as you know what you are looking for (size, specs).
01-11-16, 03:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,234
Posted By clydeosaur

Yep, I'm sharp as a stick some days. Yesterday...

Yep, I'm sharp as a stick some days. Yesterday was a *non-example*

The show is always fun, especially in the dead of winter. Sometimes I stock up on consumables, or anything that catches my eye....
01-11-16, 04:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,234
Posted By clydeosaur

Don't you mean Maryland??? I usually go each year.

Don't you mean Maryland??? I usually go each year.
Showing results 1 to 50 of 633
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.