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Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-18, 05:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By Inertianinja

Correct replacement headset for 2007 Cervelo Soloist?

My old aluminum Cervelo Soloist's headset is creaking like crazy. Turns smoothly but creaks when I'm out of the saddle. I've cleaned and re-greased everything but it persists.
It's about 11 years...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-18, 07:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,792
Posted By Inertianinja

that's another possibility! bare carbon and bare...

that's another possibility! bare carbon and bare aluminum, maybe with a gloss clearcoat.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-18, 05:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,792
Posted By Inertianinja

I think with a frame like this there are only a...

I think with a frame like this there are only a few ways to go. More black would satisfy the critics here but I donít want another all-black bike. Other colors I think would look bad. I wanted to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-18, 04:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,792
Posted By Inertianinja

Context is important, though. When I use the word...

Context is important, though. When I use the word ďheĒ nobody assumes Iím referring to helium.

Anyway, I like those but I think I would go for something with a little height, rather than box rims
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-18, 01:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,792
Posted By Inertianinja

Itís the first three letters of the word...

Itís the first three letters of the word ďaluminumĒ my dude.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-18, 11:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,792
Posted By Inertianinja

shouldn't it have been clear that I wasn't...

shouldn't it have been clear that I wasn't referring to the periodic table, since elements are only represented by two characters and "alu" has 3?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-18, 11:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,792
Posted By Inertianinja

Well look at that. My Fulcrum Racing Zero are...

Well look at that. My Fulcrum Racing Zero are 1430g and cost a lot more than $600
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-18, 09:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,792
Posted By Inertianinja

They donít get oxidized/rusted over time? Did you...

They donít get oxidized/rusted over time? Did you finish them with any clearcoat?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-18, 08:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,792
Posted By Inertianinja

Polishing the post could be cool, though removing...

Polishing the post could be cool, though removing anodizing sounds like it would be difficult.

Those Hunts look nice, Iíll check them out.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-18, 08:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,792
Posted By Inertianinja

ok

ok
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-18, 07:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,792
Posted By Inertianinja

The stem stays! It's like the centerpiece of the...

The stem stays! It's like the centerpiece of the whole silver accent thing. If I could have gotten a silver post for this bike, I would have.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-18, 05:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,792
Posted By Inertianinja

Thats exactly what I was thinking when I built...

Thats exactly what I was thinking when I built this bike - something to NOT make it 100% matte black. There are surprisingly few components out there finished in silver. The cockpit is new Ritchey,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-18, 05:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,792
Posted By Inertianinja

Polished wheels for an alu bike - yay or nay?

Warning, aesthetics question.

Last year I built up a 2007 Cervelo Soloist with (almost) all aluminum components - the matte black anodized frame with some silver Ritchey and SRAM bits for...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-16, 08:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,274
Posted By Inertianinja

bumping an old thread, but I'm looking at the...

bumping an old thread, but I'm looking at the same bike and finding the sizing a little odd.

the top tubes on these bikes seem long.
My Felt, size 58, has a TT length of 57.5cm...just about the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-13, 05:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,963
Posted By Inertianinja

Why do you need to know if I asked the builder?...

Why do you need to know if I asked the builder? Yes, i sent him an email first. Then I posted here.

If you don't know the answer to the question, There's gotta be something better for you to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-13, 05:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,963
Posted By Inertianinja

I don't understand the impulse to post replies...

I don't understand the impulse to post replies like this. Does it make you guys feel smart to add insult to injury? I have valid explanations for everything you raised, but that's not the point of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-13, 03:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,963
Posted By Inertianinja

Custom frame didn't fit, question about the rebuild.

I had ordered a custom steel frame from a builder in Italy last year. It wasn't so much for custom geometry (though I think I need a bit shorter TT than standard) rather more about having a modern...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-13, 03:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,227
Posted By Inertianinja

My honest advice to you is to get one with a...

My honest advice to you is to get one with a minimum set of features.
You don't need GPS, you don't need power. Cadence is useful.

You're just starting out, you have to make sure you don't get...
Forum: Northeast
04-15-13, 05:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By Inertianinja

If you can get through Queens, the Long Island...

If you can get through Queens, the Long Island Expressway service road is good for long rides. There are a few spots where things get a bit hairy (the service road becomes less separate from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-13, 09:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,047
Posted By Inertianinja

thats only an issue if "all" aluminum wheels can...

thats only an issue if "all" aluminum wheels can withstand P-R. which is obviously not the case

Less material will always mean less strength.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-13, 08:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,047
Posted By Inertianinja

i imagine you could get a set of steel rims for...

i imagine you could get a set of steel rims for even less.

FR7 are over a pound heavier than the carbon clincher version, even heavier than the tubular.

price may be your only criterion, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-13, 07:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,047
Posted By Inertianinja

Well I think it should be obvious that the thread...

Well I think it should be obvious that the thread title isn't accurate, and the article wasn't saying that aluminum is dead everywhere.

P-R isn't a course where you'd expect heavy braking under...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-13, 07:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,047
Posted By Inertianinja

That might be a tougher nut to crack. Paris...

That might be a tougher nut to crack.

Paris Roubaix is undoubtedly a test of durability, but a pro mountain stage might not be as clear a test of heat dissipation. Pros might be going faster down...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-13, 06:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,047
Posted By Inertianinja

There already is a double standard. I'd guess...

There already is a double standard. I'd guess that alu will stay until carbon becomes cheaper to produce than aluminum.

I'm sure that if there were an internet back then, there would have been...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-13, 06:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,047
Posted By Inertianinja

yea it's always been kind of puzzling to me how...

yea it's always been kind of puzzling to me how anyone could have a blanket distrust of carbon at all, much less when the frames and wheels survive Paris Rounaix, and there's basically nobody who...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-13, 12:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,010
Posted By Inertianinja

I used a bar/stem combo. no complaints. Also...

I used a bar/stem combo. no complaints.

Also just got finished reading a thread about chinese frames over on WW. generally good feels all around.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-13, 08:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,219
Posted By Inertianinja

Question's pretty clear. Assume the saddle...

Question's pretty clear.

Assume the saddle position is correct w/r/t the rear wheel
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-13, 08:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,219
Posted By Inertianinja

Headset is tight.

Headset is tight.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-13, 08:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,219
Posted By Inertianinja

front end instability

If a bike's top tube is too long for you (let's say by 25mm), but you are positioned correctly over the rear, would that cause the front end to be unstable / wobbly?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-13, 09:01 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,141
Posted By Inertianinja

dat spacer tower

dat spacer tower
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-13, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By Inertianinja

I think the best answer is to consult a woman in...

I think the best answer is to consult a woman in your life who wears nail polish (assuming you're male and/or don't wear nail polish) and have them take care of it for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-13, 01:19 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,679,722
Posted By Inertianinja

i was suggesting blue microtex. but specalized...

i was suggesting blue microtex.
but specalized roubaix tape definitely explains why it looks chunky.

we're just nitpicking. it's that the bike looks very sharp everywhere else, but then it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-13, 01:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By Inertianinja

there's a weird thing on this forum where people...

there's a weird thing on this forum where people have a tendency to take the worst possible interpretation of what the OP types and run with it. so i'll try to be clear.

It just seems like the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-13, 01:02 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,679,722
Posted By Inertianinja

I thought the same thing, but then i thought i...

I thought the same thing, but then i thought i shouldn't be recommending that all bikes be all black.

I think this is one case where a blue saddle & blue bar tape might go well.
Bar tape looks a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-13, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By Inertianinja

alright, take a breath. it's just a discussion....

alright, take a breath. it's just a discussion. i'm not arguing with you on this.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-13, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By Inertianinja

no, i'm saying that it would be a waste of time...

no, i'm saying that it would be a waste of time for me to go take all those measurements when i could just go get a fit done. Also, my crappy apartment's floors are at a slight angle, which makes...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-13, 10:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By Inertianinja

yea, that spreadsheet has far more measurements...

yea, that spreadsheet has far more measurements than i have or have time to get.
really, this is just me doing a rough fit on the bike and having it appear to not fit despite being custom, and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-13, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By Inertianinja

Will a slacker seat tube angle necessarily end up...

Will a slacker seat tube angle necessarily end up with me being in a longer/lower position to maintain the proper balance?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-13, 09:05 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,679,722
Posted By Inertianinja

My feeling on bikes like this....you should go...

My feeling on bikes like this....you should go with black bar tape and saddle.
the frame/fork/post/stem already have the black/white contrast.

In general, when you have a "loud"/high contrast...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-13, 07:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By Inertianinja

would these measurements change bike-to-bike if...

would these measurements change bike-to-bike if the geometry is somewhat slacker on the new bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-13, 07:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By Inertianinja

Fit question

I'm building up a new steel frame, and I'm a little puzzled about the fit. The bike isn't ready to bring to a shop for a fit yet (waiting for brake cables) but, since I have had a professional fit...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-13, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By Inertianinja

from my experience, there is no such thing as...

from my experience, there is no such thing as sweat "proof" and wires are to be avoided if possible, and you can't really get "good" sound without complete isolation.

Apple headphones can be...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-13, 10:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,369
Posted By Inertianinja

sure. but you don't learn on strangers. ...

sure. but you don't learn on strangers.

whenever some random guy hops on my wheel I can't imagine what's going through his head.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-13, 10:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,369
Posted By Inertianinja

- go faster than them. - go faster than them. ...

- go faster than them.
- go faster than them.
- don't get killed by cars.
- don't draft unless you're in a race.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-13, 11:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,097
Posted By Inertianinja

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-13, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,296
Posted By Inertianinja

uh are you referring to the dust cover? how...

uh are you referring to the dust cover?
how would it be "unsafe" exactly?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-13, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,296
Posted By Inertianinja

That's exactly what I did. I think...

That's exactly what I did.

I think SlamThatStem's dustcovers fit cervelo headtubes.

If you get the veloflyte, it comes with a few very thin spacers, just add enough so the dust cover isn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-13, 02:31 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,679,722
Posted By Inertianinja

gotta de-sticker those wheels!

gotta de-sticker those wheels!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-13, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,424
Posted By Inertianinja

This is what frustrates me about this forum. ...

This is what frustrates me about this forum.

I said I can't get an answer from the manufacturer, and somebody suggests contacting the manufacturer.
I included a picture that shows that said the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-13, 05:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,424
Posted By Inertianinja

I'm not sure how that applies to me. Like i said,...

I'm not sure how that applies to me. Like i said, the fame builder isn't responsive.
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