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Forum: Southeast
02-12-13, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 918
Posted By KasbeKZ

Bike stolen. ODU campus, Norfolk VA

haven't been on here in a while but i'm trying to post up where ever i can. my white '80's era cannondale was stolen tonight at 6:50, 2-12-13. it's completely unmarked. it was painted over white....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-10, 10:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 319
Posted By KasbeKZ

crank arms

what measurements go into finding the right crank arms? length is the easy one. i've got 170's and i need 172.5's. how do i measure the other fitments though so that i may buy the right ones?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-10, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By KasbeKZ

thanks everyone. it does not have an off set seat...

thanks everyone. it does not have an off set seat post right now. i've forgotten how long the crank arms are, but they're short enough that i run out of seat adjustment long before i'm close to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-10, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 832
Posted By KasbeKZ

that's a good way to look at it ^^^ i'll probably...

that's a good way to look at it ^^^ i'll probably expect to get dropped my first time on this ride.

i do think that i see more traffic on here now than i did when i last frequented about a year...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-10, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By KasbeKZ

ok thanks for the response. i guess i could...

ok thanks for the response.

i guess i could have worded the situation differently though. i know that the bike is a little too small in just about every dimension, and the cranks are the easy...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-10, 12:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By KasbeKZ

another fitting question

i've got a bike that's a little too small for me. just maybe half an inch in every dimension as a rough estimate. it's clear through what research that i've done that i should have a bigger frame....
Forum: Southeast
04-17-10, 12:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,488
Posted By KasbeKZ

you can get some cycling done in norfolk, but...

you can get some cycling done in norfolk, but it's overall not very friendly to a non-car owner. i get along fine without my car there (i got to school there and typically leave my car at home) but...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-10, 08:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 832
Posted By KasbeKZ

alright thanks much. i should have figured as...

alright thanks much. i should have figured as much. much thanks to the whole forum. this place has grown up an amazing amount since i've been away for a year or so. it's great.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-10, 07:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 832
Posted By KasbeKZ

thanks for all the responses! i'll give a call....

thanks for all the responses! i'll give a call. it sounds like i should be able to keep up at any rate. it's a fairly easy 25 mile loop.

as for weight and pressure, i weigh around 210 and i run...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-10, 07:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,153
Posted By KasbeKZ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nVbmcnsXXs i...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nVbmcnsXXs

i would be surprised if they could come up with a machine that could lay carbon for cheaper.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-10, 11:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 832
Posted By KasbeKZ

alright thanks a lot everyone. i will call and...

alright thanks a lot everyone. i will call and ask!

no insight on the tire size question?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-10, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 832
Posted By KasbeKZ

real dumb question...

what do the letter designations for rides mean? b/b+ would be? someone told me it relates to somewhere between 15 and 22 mph, but that's a big difference. i searched google a lot for words like...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-15-10, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 960
Posted By KasbeKZ

ok. that's interesting info. you've got me in the...

ok. that's interesting info. you've got me in the school of thought now that if everyone else bonds to aluminum with epoxy, then i should too. i was thinking g-flex just so that it would bond to the...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-14-10, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 960
Posted By KasbeKZ

thanks much for the response. i'm surprised you...

thanks much for the response. i'm surprised you can't get west just as cheap since you're in the boating industry. if you know someone that works at a yard, or you work there, prices on paints and...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-13-10, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 14,680
Posted By KasbeKZ

1 part clear coat? just put the clear on it then...

1 part clear coat? just put the clear on it then if it's not a catalyzed system. i just do this kind of thing to make sure i'm not going to get a reaction later on. one bad experience has been enough.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-13-10, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 14,680
Posted By KasbeKZ

they'll hold up better under. you typically want...

they'll hold up better under. you typically want to do a test though. put a drop of the reducer for your clear on the decal the night before you put them on and see if anything happens to them.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-12-10, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 960
Posted By KasbeKZ

thanks much for the reply! i also come from a...

thanks much for the reply! i also come from a boat building back ground. my dad and i have both worked at Zimmerman Marine (VA) (i mention because it's often mentioned in articles in national...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-11-10, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 960
Posted By KasbeKZ

best cf cloth?

circumstances and curiosity have got me dabbling in the cf build deal. i've been searching a ton and learning a lot on it, but a few questions remain. i'll just pack them in one thread so as to not...
05-17-09, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,535
Posted By KasbeKZ

sorry i can't hook anyone up with sellers info....

sorry i can't hook anyone up with sellers info. most of the vendors here weren't the type that usually sold by mail. most of them only sold at this one event.

but it's good to hear that some...
05-16-09, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,535
Posted By KasbeKZ

triumph bicycle.

had no idea triumph made bicycles. saw this at an import car show this weekend. someone was selling it for $175. it had a brooks saddle
...
04-29-09, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By KasbeKZ

thanks much! i may end up with several small...

thanks much! i may end up with several small packages like that instead to get some variety. i guess i'll see what jumps out when i get there. thanks!
04-29-09, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By KasbeKZ

ok thanks for the input. i'd rather use regular...

ok thanks for the input. i'd rather use regular paint really. i find more color options with regular paint and i wouldn't have to pay someone labor. thanks for the input! is there any specific...
04-29-09, 01:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By KasbeKZ

that is one that i like. i'm a very big fan of...

that is one that i like. i'm a very big fan of dried bananas.

thanks!
04-29-09, 12:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By KasbeKZ

bulk snack

i'm sure there are tons of "what snack" threads, but here are my requirements:
i'm looking for an individually wrapped snack food that i can buy a bulk box of over the summer so that i have...
04-29-09, 12:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By KasbeKZ

thanks! good to hear.

thanks! good to hear.
04-28-09, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By KasbeKZ

powder coating

being an aluminum bike, i'm skeptical about painting it. part one of my question is: do people usually have good luck getting regular automotive paint to stick to aluminum frames?

part two: if...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-09, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By KasbeKZ

wow! i'm so sorry lol. i've seen 93 already.

wow! i'm so sorry lol. i've seen 93 already.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-09, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By KasbeKZ

YAY for spring!

i haven't posted in a while. i guess i gave up on battling the cold weather. i really don't like the cold. i'll have a trainer for next season though!

so i just wanted to check back in! i've had...
04-28-09, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 910
Posted By KasbeKZ

wow. that's really close to me. i'm in norfolk...

wow. that's really close to me. i'm in norfolk right now. that's too bad
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-09, 12:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,153
Posted By KasbeKZ

haha you just made me feel better about my old...

haha you just made me feel better about my old bike. when did they start using aluminum? i'm actually not sure which mine is made of.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-09, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By KasbeKZ

looks like a good time! did the constant movement...

looks like a good time! did the constant movement cause any trouble?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-09, 12:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,231
Posted By KasbeKZ

no one else thinks that it was a fan of another...

no one else thinks that it was a fan of another rider trying to cause lances team trouble and possibly set them back?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-09, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 724
Posted By KasbeKZ

thanks much! that certainly clears it all up.

thanks much! that certainly clears it all up.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-09, 07:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 724
Posted By KasbeKZ

thanks for the input. i believe that i'll want...

thanks for the input. i believe that i'll want road shoes... i will be using them with a road bike. what does changing the platform size do?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-09, 05:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 724
Posted By KasbeKZ

first clipless pedals.

what would you all suggest for a decent first pair of clipless pedals? i'm not completely sure that i'll like them for the riding that i do, even though most riders do, so i just don't want to break...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-09, 01:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,091
Posted By KasbeKZ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX6y1AacIWY&feature...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX6y1AacIWY&feature=related

for some reason, embedding is not working for me. here's the link.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-09, 01:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,091
Posted By KasbeKZ

<object width="425" height="344"><param...

<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/QX6y1AacIWY&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess"...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-09, 10:42 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 25,691
Posted By KasbeKZ

i'm a mechanical engineering student. i'll either...

i'm a mechanical engineering student. i'll either change my major to something easier and be a VA state police officer, or be a mechanical engineer. if so, working at a small kit car manufacturing...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-09, 11:57 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 17,071
Posted By KasbeKZ

people mentioning the internet brings an idea to...

people mentioning the internet brings an idea to my mind. modernly, i would carry much less inventory in the shop, and go more on an order basis, because i would be expecting to be doing much more...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-09, 10:40 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 17,071
Posted By KasbeKZ

prices of course. a lot of places i see that the...

prices of course. a lot of places i see that the owner actually works in have much lower labor costs. low labor costs and willingness to make special orders for anything is nice.

the biggest...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-09, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By KasbeKZ

mid 50's here in mid/east VA. i didn't get to...

mid 50's here in mid/east VA. i didn't get to ride though. worked the whole day. then had some school obligations as soon as i got off. lame. it sure was beautiful working weather though
01-22-09, 10:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 854
Posted By KasbeKZ

so it is a carbon fork? you don't want to use...

so it is a carbon fork? you don't want to use chem stripper on a carbon fork. what i would do is just sand it down enough to get it all to the same consistency, once you get it down to about 320,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-09, 12:04 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,603
Posted By KasbeKZ

i think it depends on where you are. in my county...

i think it depends on where you are. in my county (pretty big geographically), there are hardly any riders. when you pass one, which is very seldom, you wave, or even stop to talk. but in areas that...
01-21-09, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,083
Posted By KasbeKZ

you've got a good list. there are a few things...

you've got a good list. there are a few things that i'd take off actually. you don't need the y hex wrench and a whole hex wrench set. that's just making them money, not that it's too terribly much....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-09, 11:42 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 26,218
Posted By KasbeKZ

that's what i do when it's not in my dorm.

that's what i do when it's not in my dorm.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-09, 07:17 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 26,218
Posted By KasbeKZ

oh hahaha i see. good one.

oh hahaha i see. good one.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-09, 06:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 26,218
Posted By KasbeKZ

there is no fan holding it up... i'd like to...

there is no fan holding it up...

i'd like to report that i just snuck my bike into my dorm and it's not allowed. i'm not really riding outside much now though. it's been at least a week.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-09, 06:52 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 8,555
Posted By KasbeKZ

i'm a fan also. agreed, he does seem to have a...

i'm a fan also. agreed, he does seem to have a bit of an ego problem, but i'm a fan.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-09, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By KasbeKZ

you don't need a book. i can think of two...

you don't need a book. i can think of two websites that have COMPLETE guides on bike mechanics online. they contain just as much if not more info than any book that you can pay $20 for.
google...
01-19-09, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 733
Posted By KasbeKZ

thanks for the responses guys. that answers my...

thanks for the responses guys. that answers my questions!
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