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03-17-13, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,316
Posted By brianallan

My feelings on tubeless is that it's just a poor...

My feelings on tubeless is that it's just a poor idea generally. As a 150lb rider, I've never felt comfortable running them. Maybe things have gotten better, but I've seen (in front of me) the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-10, 12:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By brianallan

Excellent bike. I own one in a 57. It's well...

Excellent bike. I own one in a 57. It's well worth $500.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-10, 12:46 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,266
Posted By brianallan

Interesting. IP law is complicated, so I really...

Interesting. IP law is complicated, so I really don't know on what grounds Shimano could sue Fair Wheel Bikes.

I think one of the most exciting things about this bike is not just the Di2 smart...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-09, 03:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,739
Posted By brianallan

Get not the zipps. With either set you're paying...

Get not the zipps. With either set you're paying for the name and the aesthetics. You can save money by going with a hand-built wheel, with the same or better bang for the buck.
Forum: Southwest
08-26-09, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,790
Posted By brianallan

My flat strategy for Tucson If you MTB: Stop...

My flat strategy for Tucson

If you MTB: Stop hating your life and go tubeless. It's a better ride, and you'll rarely flat.
If you road ride: Ride a training tire like the Maxis Re-fuse or...
Forum: Southwest
08-26-09, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,076
Posted By brianallan

Fairwheel is the oldest and most centrally...

Fairwheel is the oldest and most centrally located shop in town. Good service, prices, and very knowledgeable. There's also Arizona Cyclist, who are out east. Ordinary Bikes off of 4th Ave. If you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-09, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By brianallan

my favorite flat top bars are from new ultimate....

my favorite flat top bars are from new ultimate. They're available in aluminum and carbon. I like the feel of the 3T and Easton bars, but I dislike their shallow drop. They do however work well for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-09, 01:28 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 26,877
Posted By brianallan

there is so much misinformation in this thread I...

there is so much misinformation in this thread I dare not post anything beside this thread disparaging reply!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-09, 01:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,420
Posted By brianallan

If the fit is effective (known after a few...

If the fit is effective (known after a few weeks), bring the shop a 12 pack and a compliment
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-09, 01:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 677
Posted By brianallan

I read this is as "Pedal Force BB30 Crank Release...

I read this is as "Pedal Force BB30 Crank Release date" and I got really worried for all of you were going to hop on a group buy because something is made out of carbon fiber!
06-10-09, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,104
Posted By brianallan

PM'ed p.s. you likely won't be able to go...

PM'ed

p.s. you likely won't be able to go lower than 39t, however, you should be able to get a high ratio by going with a 27 or 29t? You're obviously going to sacrifice your 11 or 12, but this is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-09, 11:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,397
Posted By brianallan

Kinlins are nice. I built my cross-wheels up on...

Kinlins are nice. I built my cross-wheels up on some last year and have had good durability. I regularly take them on light xc riding and have had great success.

I think the 300's are available in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-09, 10:51 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 48,388
Posted By brianallan

You people are high on crack. Regarding...

You people are high on crack.

Regarding Cinelli Tape: You give it a 2/10 on squish and then you proceed to give Fizik tape some of the highest ratings. FAIL. Fizik tape is quite possibly the least...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-09, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By brianallan

I hate that stuff : ) - it's expensive -...

I hate that stuff : )

- it's expensive
- it doesn't "work" very well
- I'm a vegetarian
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-09, 09:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,802
Posted By brianallan

I'm really happy with these:...

I'm really happy with these: http://fairwheelbikes.com/esi-grips-chunky-p-1101.html
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-09, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By brianallan

7900 and 11-speed after market hoods ::drool::

The always drool-worthy FairwheelBikes.com has me checking my bank statement in hopes of affording a Bianchi/Record groupo to match the new Campy 11 and 7900 Hoods. People sometimes joke about...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-09, 09:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,397
Posted By brianallan

Also a suggestion, my LBS has an online site and...

Also a suggestion, my LBS has an online site and does custom wheel builds. www.FairwheelBikes.com
I've had good luck ordering through them when I'm in different parts of the country. I believe they...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-09, 09:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,812
Posted By brianallan

Take it to a bike shop : )

Take it to a bike shop : )
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-09, 12:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By brianallan

Than you must like your cranks shearing off at...

Than you must like your cranks shearing off at the spider
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-08, 11:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,551
Posted By brianallan

While not my favorite, I'm finding the Sugoi RS...

While not my favorite, I'm finding the Sugoi RS bib short (http://sugoi.com/item/86965/SUG39377U) to be quite comfortable. I also like the old Giordana shorts (super thin chamois). Great length, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-08, 11:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,496
Posted By brianallan

I'm thinking I'll eventually compose a thread...

I'm thinking I'll eventually compose a thread about how maybe we (USA!) could support U.S. based retailers a bit more and not be so reliant and deal obsessed as to buy so much from these UK clearance...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-08, 07:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,048
Posted By brianallan

I know I know. Sadly it's under the clear coat. ...

I know I know. Sadly it's under the clear coat.

re: bike fit. I'm 6'1", with the saddle height 79cm center of bb, top of saddle.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-08, 09:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,048
Posted By brianallan

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3296/2919628031_ae5...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3296/2919628031_ae54c42be0_o.jpg
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Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-08, 09:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,048
Posted By brianallan

A new incarnation of my ride (PICTURES!)

I thought I'd post some recent pictures of my bike. I've updated a few components worth photographing.


The set-up:
Lapierre, Scandium, Francaise Des Jeux Team Edition, 1050g
Look carbon fork...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-08, 11:56 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,706
Posted By brianallan

Parlee Z1? BMC Pro Machine? LOOK throw back paint...

Parlee Z1? BMC Pro Machine? LOOK throw back paint scheme on whatever frame that was?

Now that I'm on a frame that retails for $2500 and $2500 wheels, I've concluded that it all rides pretty well,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-08, 06:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 870
Posted By brianallan

Bike prices are only going up on 2009 bikes,...

Bike prices are only going up on 2009 bikes, equipped with the same equipment as the 08 models
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-08, 11:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,903
Posted By brianallan

(the death of the local bike store)

(the death of the local bike store)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-08, 08:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,594
Posted By brianallan

I wonder if I could take her in a race

I wonder if I could take her in a race
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-08, 01:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,335
Posted By brianallan

I'm drunk and have experience with them. I'll...

I'm drunk and have experience with them. I'll post a review in the A.M.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-08, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 974
Posted By brianallan

Wested, I love the signature quote.

Wested, I love the signature quote.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-08, 10:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,167
Posted By brianallan

it's a race tire, it wears quickly and is prone...

it's a race tire, it wears quickly and is prone to cuts. if you want a durable tire, use a training tire.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-08, 02:44 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,391
Posted By brianallan

excellence

excellence
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-08, 01:02 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,454
Posted By brianallan

SRAM is manufactured in Taiwan? So I'm not sure...

SRAM is manufactured in Taiwan? So I'm not sure why the dollar relative to the Euro would matter.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-08, 10:27 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,864
Posted By brianallan

quite a bit more than 15 were built. Actually...

quite a bit more than 15 were built. Actually Speedvagen isn't made by Vanilla.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-08, 09:49 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 7,227
Posted By brianallan

+1 I really have enjoyed the SF CM's I've been on.

+1 I really have enjoyed the SF CM's I've been on.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-08, 10:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,895
Posted By brianallan

moots ftw

moots ftw
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-08, 12:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 921
Posted By brianallan

The best fork available? I think I saw a sub 300g...

The best fork available? I think I saw a sub 300g fork for $800 the other day! How about the best fork amongst Edge, Reynolds, Easton, and Alpha Q.

http://www.edgecomposites.com/

The Edge 2.0...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-08, 08:08 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,757
Posted By brianallan

I have a feeling a lot of people think their...

I have a feeling a lot of people think their hills are a lot steeper than they actually are. a 10% grade is an f'ing ball buster, and I'm a very competitive climber, racing cat 3. I generally finish...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-08, 10:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,876
Posted By brianallan

It's not any safer than a $30 helmet.

It's not any safer than a $30 helmet.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-08, 09:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,034
Posted By brianallan

I regularly ride my bike to go out, and often get...

I regularly ride my bike to go out, and often get drunk while out. I'm an experienced cyclist, and frankly, riding a bike at 15mph drunk is not a danger to anyone.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-08, 02:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,030
Posted By brianallan

It's irritating that he forgot your paperwork....

It's irritating that he forgot your paperwork. I'd give him a week now that he "remembers". If it doesn't get built, go talk to them and ask them what they're willing to do for you. Make your...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-08, 01:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,847
Posted By brianallan

I'm also looking to buy a digital SLR. I'm...

I'm also looking to buy a digital SLR. I'm looking at the Canon XTi, Nikon D40, and the Sigma D14
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-08, 10:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,730
Posted By brianallan

If this is your first road bike, get the most...

If this is your first road bike, get the most bang for your buck and buy used. $1200 will get you a significantly better used bike than a new one.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-08, 10:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By brianallan

this weighs almost 100g less, and is $50 more. ...

this weighs almost 100g less, and is $50 more.

http://fairwheelbikes.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=81_16&products_id=679
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-08, 11:16 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-08, 09:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,582
Posted By brianallan

Interesting. I hate my aliante, that's why I'm...

Interesting. I hate my aliante, that's why I'm selling it. I have specialzed saddles on all my bikes, but now that I work at a shop, I want to try some other saddles.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-08, 04:08 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-08, 02:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,751
Posted By brianallan

it looks like it handles like garbage. Your...

it looks like it handles like garbage. Your thoughts?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-08, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By brianallan

a buddy just built a 1300g set of tubulars for...

a buddy just built a 1300g set of tubulars for race wheels using aluminum rims, tune hubs, and revolution spokes. They're really nice!

395g...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-08, 11:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,696
Posted By brianallan

this again

this again
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