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Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-10, 01:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 746
Posted By lukewall

My minimum would be 2mm below the stem. But my...

My minimum would be 2mm below the stem. But my personal preference is to have a 2mm spacer above the stem for carbon steerers.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-10, 05:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,990
Posted By lukewall

It's not the crank making the difference in shift...

It's not the crank making the difference in shift quality, its the shimano rings. I got a compact gossamer off bonktown about a year ago and shifted fine for about 6 months before shift quality...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-10, 04:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,990
Posted By lukewall

Save your money, go with the 105. They're a bit...

Save your money, go with the 105. They're a bit heavier. I'm sure if get on 2 identical bikes, one with Ultegra rings and one with 105 rings, you couldn't tell the difference in shift quality.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-10, 11:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,120
Posted By lukewall

Cool pics. You're way tougher than me. I gave in...

Cool pics. You're way tougher than me. I gave in and put the bike on the trainer when the temps went below 40 this year. My ears just couldn't handle it anymore.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-09, 01:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,582
Posted By lukewall

I have a white Toupe and white bar tape. The...

I have a white Toupe and white bar tape. The saddle doesn't really get dirty and I like having dirty white tape.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-09, 07:29 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 61,770
Posted By lukewall

I don't know if its the angle of the photo, but...

I don't know if its the angle of the photo, but that frame looks way too small.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-09, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By lukewall

The big problem with fitting for a 1st bike is...

The big problem with fitting for a 1st bike is you don't have enough miles in you to understand your riding style, riding position, and physical limitations. On top of that, as you get more miles in...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-09, 09:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,172
Posted By lukewall

There are libraries of books on that subject. ...

There are libraries of books on that subject.

First thing you should do is asses your riding style + riding position on this bike. Do you want a lot of saddle/bar drop or a more upright position?
07-31-09, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,997
Posted By lukewall

A steel roadie with lugs and tarck bikes. Raleigh...

A steel roadie with lugs and tarck bikes. Raleigh knows how to jump on those trends.
07-28-09, 01:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,611
Posted By lukewall

cadence/interval drills on the flats.

cadence/interval drills on the flats.
07-28-09, 01:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,611
Posted By lukewall

Same thing here. The micro is pretty much...

Same thing here. The micro is pretty much bombproof, i've used it in downpours that would have killed most cheap computers and it still keeps going.
07-25-09, 06:48 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,770
Posted By lukewall

SHOES Specialized comp mtb Specialized carbon...

SHOES
Specialized comp mtb
Specialized carbon pro road
Adidas El Moro that I use when commuting to work

PEDALS
Crank bros candy SL
Crank bros quattro SL

I like being able to use any shoe...
07-03-09, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By lukewall

As good as any bike you can get at that price.

As good as any bike you can get at that price.
07-03-09, 07:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,815
Posted By lukewall

Did you address your bike fit Clordio? Saddle...

Did you address your bike fit Clordio? Saddle height, fore/aft, cleat position if you ride clipless can all contribute to knee issues if your bike isn't set up well. As far as FG bikes are concerned,...
06-30-09, 11:28 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 24,720
Posted By lukewall

Where's 55/Rad's chrome Pinarello to blow...

Where's 55/Rad's chrome Pinarello to blow everyone's minds.

If someone posts that bike, might as well shut this thread down. Can't post after that bike has been posted.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-09, 09:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,193
Posted By lukewall

I found it entertaining to watch, but it did feel...

I found it entertaining to watch, but it did feel like a Garmin/Chipotle fluff piece.
06-29-09, 06:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,789
Posted By lukewall

If you're really into aesthetics and have the...

If you're really into aesthetics and have the cash to burn, why not. But to pay $1200 for their "top of the line" bike is really a joke. The frame isn't anything special and the top of the line...
06-29-09, 05:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,627
Posted By lukewall

nice try OP. 1/10

nice try OP.

1/10
06-29-09, 05:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,627
Posted By lukewall

Don't forget Cipo in the 90's with the suits and...

Don't forget Cipo in the 90's with the suits and the gang of *****.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-09, 11:12 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,417
Posted By lukewall

I think its the cycling equivalent of a guy with...

I think its the cycling equivalent of a guy with a nice American made fender strat with green day stickers all over it:(
06-20-09, 11:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 21,217
Posted By lukewall

What stem lengths are you guys using. I'm...

What stem lengths are you guys using.

I'm around 5'6" - 5'7" and like to ride bikes with roughly 51-52cm TT lengths and longish (110mm-130mm) stems. It really depends on geo/frame angles, I can...
06-19-09, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,166
Posted By lukewall

Sorry, I didn't know to assume medium is 54....

Sorry, I didn't know to assume medium is 54. Specialized didn't designate S,M,L indications on the geo charts I saw.

Also, I didn't mean to step on your toes since you're probably a professional...
06-19-09, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By lukewall

JIS or ISO?

JIS or ISO?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-09, 07:58 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,417
Posted By lukewall

The BB drop of a road bike that could cause pedal...

The BB drop of a road bike that could cause pedal strike issues with longer cranks when taking turns at speed on a FG.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-09, 07:53 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,417
Posted By lukewall

For starters.... Specialized Langster = Allez...

For starters....
Specialized Langster = Allez with track ends.
Felt Dispatch/Gridloc - Alloy road frames with track ends.
Bianchi Freemont
Giant Bowery
Cannondale Capo

i'm sure there are a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-09, 09:42 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,417
Posted By lukewall

again. vertical dropouts.

again. vertical dropouts.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-09, 09:21 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,417
Posted By lukewall

Even if i had an eno i don't think i'd make the...

Even if i had an eno i don't think i'd make the conversion because i'm too lazy.
06-18-09, 08:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,120
Posted By lukewall

gatorskins feel like rolling on garden hose.

gatorskins feel like rolling on garden hose.
06-18-09, 05:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,120
Posted By lukewall

I got some from performance last month when they...

I got some from performance last month when they had the buy 2 tires and get 10% off and used a 10% code also and they came out to $29 and some change a tire.

I just looked at their site and its...
06-18-09, 04:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,120
Posted By lukewall

$29 a tire too expensive?

$29 a tire too expensive?
06-18-09, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,166
Posted By lukewall

Since they're trying to get rid of old stock, you...

Since they're trying to get rid of old stock, you might as well try to lowball them. Like, offer $500 cash and if they don't take it, try to meet them at the middle somewhere.
06-18-09, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,166
Posted By lukewall

How can you tell what size he needs without...

How can you tell what size he needs without knowing his body proportions? And I don't think they run small, looking at the geo chart the frames are pretty square.

I don't know what size a medium...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-09, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,798
Posted By lukewall

I think the difference in shift quality has more...

I think the difference in shift quality has more to do with the rings than the cranks themselves. I have a gossamer compact and the rings that came on it weren't that great. It shifted when i wanted...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-09, 11:09 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,417
Posted By lukewall

Maybe you should get your panties out of a bunch....

Maybe you should get your panties out of a bunch.

I have read the original thread in ssfg and realize the guy got a deal on caad9 frame. Still, doesn't change the fact that his chain tension looks...
06-18-09, 09:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,120
Posted By lukewall

Michelin Krylion Carbon. Good mix of low rolling...

Michelin Krylion Carbon. Good mix of low rolling resistance and puncture resistance.
06-18-09, 09:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 724
Posted By lukewall

when do I get rid of frames? -when it's...

when do I get rid of frames?

-when it's damaged beyond repair.
-when it doesn't fit well.

other than those 2 reason, i'll just ride stuff into the ground.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-09, 08:58 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,417
Posted By lukewall

I can think of a few things to do with a caad9...

I can think of a few things to do with a caad9 frame and making it into a FG isn't on the top of that list. And the eno is an expensive fix for a simple problem.

Besides, the kind of money people...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-09, 12:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,049
Posted By lukewall

Do you do intervals and hill repeats on your...

Do you do intervals and hill repeats on your commute?
06-17-09, 12:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,691
Posted By lukewall

With all the ss/fg frame options on the market,...

With all the ss/fg frame options on the market, the only reason to go custom is because you have odd body proportions. Or you have money burning a hole in your pocket, which it sounds like you don't.
06-17-09, 12:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,218
Posted By lukewall

How do you define nicer?

How do you define nicer?
06-17-09, 09:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,420
Posted By lukewall

:eek: only 17lbs? that's like a boat anchor...

:eek:

only 17lbs? that's like a boat anchor for a fg caad9. The caad9 is a pretty easy frame to get to 16lbs with gears. Put some light wheels on it and you'll feel like you got shot out of a...
06-17-09, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,691
Posted By lukewall

Custom for $350 bucks? That might get you through...

Custom for $350 bucks? That might get you through the fit session and water bottle.
06-17-09, 09:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,218
Posted By lukewall

+1 I'm using the cheap tektro levers that...

+1

I'm using the cheap tektro levers that came stock on a rush hour. The tektro levers with tektro rx40 calipers on my ss, they've been good. I really can't tell any difference in braking power...
Replies: 15
Views: 2,193
Posted By lukewall

That kid has posted nonsense since the first day...

That kid has posted nonsense since the first day he's been on BF. He's the new Tadashi.
06-10-09, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By lukewall

Ritchey Logic II. If you like a deeper drop...

Ritchey Logic II.

If you like a deeper drop then there's the Logic I.
06-10-09, 12:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,807
Posted By lukewall

I'd go with ride quality over aesthetics. ...

I'd go with ride quality over aesthetics.

Michelin Krylion carbons for everyday/training tires. If they made white one's i'd consider it since I have a white frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-09, 06:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,446
Posted By lukewall

Their flickr page is awesome

Their flickr page is awesome
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-09, 09:02 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,060
Posted By lukewall

Use a normal lens.

Use a normal lens.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-09, 08:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,205
Posted By lukewall

Are you having any pain/discomfort while you...

Are you having any pain/discomfort while you ride? If not, everything looks within reason except the lack of hoods on the bars.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-09, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,281
Posted By lukewall

line up those stems and labels. Nice build...

line up those stems and labels.

Nice build by the way.
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