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09-28-14, 10:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,749
Posted By Crimsonghost

If I were you, I'd look at the giant talon 27.5....

If I were you, I'd look at the giant talon 27.5. I picked up the "4" model for about $450 out the door and the thing is impressive. The crank and for suck (bouth low end suntour) but still prefom...
07-21-14, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,152
Posted By Crimsonghost

So I finally pulled the trigger. Sold of an old...

So I finally pulled the trigger. Sold of an old bike and turned it into a new mtb. Even though I originally planned for about $600-700 I managed to get something for a little over $520 out the door. ...
07-19-14, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,152
Posted By Crimsonghost

Looking to get a MTB

So i just sold off an old bike and want to take that cash and put it towards a mountain bike, and i have a few questions for you Seattle folk. Im looking at something in the lower end and have no...
06-24-14, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,233
Posted By Crimsonghost

Hey man, im from SF too! Id say if want to...

Hey man, im from SF too!

Id say if want to get an idea of the best riding close to Seattle id go with this (unnamed) - Seattle, WA (http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5128428). Take you all the way...
03-23-14, 01:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,922
Posted By Crimsonghost

So Percy, you ever make it up to the tulip fields?

So Percy, you ever make it up to the tulip fields?
03-17-14, 08:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,217
Posted By Crimsonghost

Damn man! I just checked out your blog and...

Damn man! I just checked out your blog and there's some great stuff in there. Really inspiring me to want to get out and ride more. I can't wait for the weather to get better so I can go tackle some...
01-28-14, 04:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,922
Posted By Crimsonghost

I found a parking lot about a mile or 2 from the...

I found a parking lot about a mile or 2 from the bridge. I just forked up the $10. From the looks of things, it was really the only place out there to leave my car. It was right on the lake.

As...
01-28-14, 12:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,922
Posted By Crimsonghost

So i made it out there with no problems. Kinda...

So i made it out there with no problems. Kinda bummed because i wasnt feeling that good, so i didnt get much of a ride in. Only about 25 miles or so. But here are a couple pics a took (old iphone, so...
01-23-14, 12:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,922
Posted By Crimsonghost

Im going to go to Deception pass in about an...

Im going to go to Deception pass in about an hour, and im just wondering if anyone knows of any good places to park. I was thinking maybe Anacortes? Or should i just park at park itself? Ether way...
10-30-13, 03:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,922
Posted By Crimsonghost

Funny thing, i had a ton of errends to run...

Funny thing, i had a ton of errends to run yesterday (seeing as it was my day off, kinda) so i didnt even get the time to do that ride. I wouldn't have gotten on the road (driving) until around noon,...
10-29-13, 09:59 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,922
Posted By Crimsonghost

I think a good starting point would be about...

I think a good starting point would be about 60-70 miles out. Granite falls and Arlington both looks like good starting points for me. Just to get used to actually driving out somewhere and making...
10-22-13, 11:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,922
Posted By Crimsonghost

This is starting to get depressing. HAHA. Im...

This is starting to get depressing. HAHA. Im seeing all these great rides outside of Seattle, but i just don't think ill ever have the time to drive that far for a ride.

Does anyone have any...
09-30-13, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By Crimsonghost

Seattle? Get out and ride! The weather is great!

Seattle? Get out and ride! The weather is great!
09-29-13, 08:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,922
Posted By Crimsonghost

Yeah, I do have a car. Be been looking into doing...

Yeah, I do have a car. Be been looking into doing some driving to rides. Deception looks cool, I'm just not sure I want to drive an hour and a half. Rainer look awesome also, but I'm not really sure...
09-06-13, 10:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,922
Posted By Crimsonghost

Since im all settled in now, i figured id post an...

Since im all settled in now, i figured id post an update. So ive been here going on 2 weeks now and have gotten about 5 rides in. Would like to have gotten more, but ether cant find the time or its...
07-30-13, 10:54 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,922
Posted By Crimsonghost

Personally, i dont mind riding too much in the...

Personally, i dont mind riding too much in the rain. Once i manage to htfu and get out side. :lol:

Ive been up there twice now. The first time it was nasty cold. Had to wear my big pea coat and a...
07-29-13, 11:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,922
Posted By Crimsonghost

Oh yeah, I get that. Actually I'm based out of...

Oh yeah, I get that. Actually I'm based out of oakland now (need to update my status :D). I was actually referencing the hills out here which are just nasty!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-13, 08:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,951
Posted By Crimsonghost

I've still never seen a trek irl. True story.

I've still never seen a trek irl. True story.
07-29-13, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3,420
Views: 372,067
Posted By Crimsonghost

I have some used look keo sprints that came with...

I have some used look keo sprints that came with a used bike. I don't know too much about them, but I can take some pics if you like. Ill pretty much trade them for anything (cycling or non related)....
07-29-13, 09:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,922
Posted By Crimsonghost

Thanks for that nhluhr!

Thanks for that nhluhr!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-13, 09:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 795
Posted By Crimsonghost

I have cuts like that in mine. No biggie. If it...

I have cuts like that in mine. No biggie. If it starts to bulge then replace it.
07-26-13, 11:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,922
Posted By Crimsonghost

AWESOME!! Thanks for all the sugestions guys....

AWESOME!! Thanks for all the sugestions guys. Looks like ill be able to do some good cycling out there. Its been rough out here. I actually moved from SF to Oakland about a year ago, and its rough....
07-25-13, 02:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,922
Posted By Crimsonghost

Guess i should have said where im moving. :D ...

Guess i should have said where im moving. :D

Im moving to the central district. MLK and Yesler would be the major x-streets. From the looks of it when i was driving around it seems i can get down...
07-24-13, 09:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,922
Posted By Crimsonghost

Moving to seattle

So I'm moving to Seattle next month and am looking for some rides. Im just starting to get back into cycling seriously after about 2 years off, so I'd like some things to start off kinda slow.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-12, 06:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,110
Posted By Crimsonghost

Bingo. Ive been looking at my rings and...

Bingo.

Ive been looking at my rings and they do seem to have some more wear then I'm used to seeing. I also wasn't happy with my last tune up. So I'm sure that has something to do with it.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-12, 03:07 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,826
Posted By Crimsonghost

I started reading this thread a couple of days...

I started reading this thread a couple of days ago and have to say i was very impressed not only that someone posted about there own problems, but that so many others shared similar problems.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-12, 02:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,110
Posted By Crimsonghost

thanks for that. I'll check em out.

thanks for that. I'll check em out.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-12, 02:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,110
Posted By Crimsonghost

Yeah, I think Calfee quoted me about $200. I'll...

Yeah, I think Calfee quoted me about $200. I'll just have to learn how to strip down and reassemble the bike.

Cervelo said the would replace it for $1000. Maybe if the ship me back an S5 frame...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-12, 02:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,110
Posted By Crimsonghost

@ Creatre. Yeah, I do have to come down hill...

@ Creatre. Yeah, I do have to come down hill eventually. Haha. But most of my riding down is going to be streets that I can't go very fast.

@ a77impala. The carbon doesn't feel soft at all when I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-12, 01:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,110
Posted By Crimsonghost

Carbon Damage. Thoughts? (pics)

So my chain dropped and i was just trying to shift it back on, which usually works fine, but this time it got stuck and chewed up my frame. I put some clear nail polish on it to keep water out and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-12, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 868
Posted By Crimsonghost

Thanks y'all. I googled 1998 Zurich and there it...

Thanks y'all. I googled 1998 Zurich and there it was. It would have been awesome if it were in my size (seeing as ive been lusting after a quality steel bike for some time now). But its nice to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-12, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 868
Posted By Crimsonghost

I knew i forgot something (duh). Updated with...

I knew i forgot something (duh). Updated with pic. I know its not the best and in BF approved fashion, but my studio/stable/wife's storage room that has way too much crap in it, is kind of a mess atm.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-12, 12:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,897
Posted By Crimsonghost

I know its not in you're budget ( or mine for...

I know its not in you're budget ( or mine for that matter ), but DeRosa is still making amazing steel frames. I test rode one.........it was a terrible idea.....


You're best bet would be to try...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-12, 12:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 868
Posted By Crimsonghost

Just picked up a used LeMond zurich for $40 from...

Just picked up a used LeMond zurich for $40 from a coworker. As Much as i wish it was in my size (BC i really want a steel bike), it was a awesome find for my wife.

Its a beautiful Reynolds 853...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-12, 11:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,182
Posted By Crimsonghost

I was hoping this was going to be a pic thread....

I was hoping this was going to be a pic thread. Everyone that climbs it usually have (has?) great pics that make me realize I'm not riding hard enough.

Good luck btw. And have fun:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-12, 05:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,380
Posted By Crimsonghost

http://www.wrenchscience.com/road/frames/Eddy+Merc...

http://www.wrenchscience.com/road/frames/Eddy+Merckx/Anniversary+EMX-7+-+Bike/2012/


This is one of my LBS. I was in there the other day looking at a steel De Rosa.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-12, 11:33 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 10,685
Posted By Crimsonghost

I do testing on materials used in construction....

I do testing on materials used in construction. Rebar, asphalt, concrete, carbon fibre, ect.
Odds are if you're a contractor or construction Forman, you probibly hate me. Haha.

I am also an...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-12, 09:13 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,557
Posted By Crimsonghost

+1 Great job! Sounds like a blast.

+1

Great job! Sounds like a blast.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-12, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 833
Posted By Crimsonghost

They have an English site. Google is you're...

They have an English site. Google is you're friend.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-12, 08:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,075
Posted By Crimsonghost

Not gonna lie, I've never broken 14mph avg....

Not gonna lie, I've never broken 14mph avg. Mostly due to stop lights (which I ALWAYS stop for) and hills. 1000 ft climbing in 5 miles really throws your avg in the crapper.

Only time I ever turn...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-12, 07:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,405
Posted By Crimsonghost

Being too fat for this sport. Srs.

Being too fat for this sport.

Srs.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-12, 12:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,526
Posted By Crimsonghost

One other question. Since it doesn't seem you...

One other question. Since it doesn't seem you ride to many hills, why the compact? Weight savings?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-12, 12:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,526
Posted By Crimsonghost

Yeah, around here you climb or decent. So its low...

Yeah, around here you climb or decent. So its low weight on the top, or grasping on the drops.

The stock bars on the S2 are so damn flimsy. I think I'm going to give the Zipp's a try. Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-12, 10:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,526
Posted By Crimsonghost

You sir, win at Cervélo. Good job. I be...

You sir, win at Cervélo. Good job.

I be been thinking about getting those Vuka bars, are the really that bad on the top?



Totally agree, i tested one in a 58 and it just reminded me too...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-12, 11:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,685
Posted By Crimsonghost

I'm aware of this. But I figured something as...

I'm aware of this. But I figured something as gaudy and unnessisay as a $4k+ carbon fiber fixie couldn't possibly belong anywhere other then the 41.


Plus that other forum scares me...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-12, 10:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,685
Posted By Crimsonghost

Worlds most expensive fixie. Hipsters rejoice!

http://www.rizoma77011.com/en-us/77-001-preview.html
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-12, 02:30 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,859
Posted By Crimsonghost

Yeah, that's an ass thing to say. Clearly he's...

Yeah, that's an ass thing to say. Clearly he's trying to do the right thing by making an attempt and getting the unit back to its original owner. If he can't manage to do that then I see no harm in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-12, 08:48 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,645
Posted By Crimsonghost

Fify.

Fify.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-12, 08:42 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,645
Posted By Crimsonghost

If it doesn't hurt, you're not doing it right.

If it doesn't hurt, you're not doing it right.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-12, 08:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,305
Posted By Crimsonghost

Inquiring minds what to know.

Inquiring minds what to know.
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