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07-27-09, 01:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,099
Posted By climbhoser

Yeah, can't believe the S. areas have been...

Yeah, can't believe the S. areas have been brushed over. Castle Rock actually is a pretty nice town. Living on the W. side of I-25 gives you access to some pretty nice road riding out your door,...
05-26-09, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3,419
Views: 365,426
Posted By climbhoser

HAVE: Thomson seatpost black 27.2 330mm - no...

HAVE: Thomson seatpost black 27.2 330mm - no scratches, looks great, some wear on the clamp.

Also have a Ritchey seatpost, brand new, never used, slight layback at clamp...400mm but also a 27.2 ...
05-26-09, 12:30 PM
Replies: 178
Sticky Trade Thread
Views: 29,877
Posted By climbhoser

HAVE: Thomson seatpost black 27.2 330mm - no...

HAVE: Thomson seatpost black 27.2 330mm - no scratches, looks great, some wear on the clamp

Also have a Ritchey Comp in 27.2 400mm brand new never used, minor setback.

WANT: Thomson seatpost...
05-23-09, 02:59 PM
Replies: 178
Sticky Trade Thread
Views: 29,877
Posted By climbhoser

HAVE: -various drop bars, incl. Ritchey Biomax...

HAVE:
-various drop bars, incl. Ritchey Biomax
-Easton flat bars
-stems, some 25.4, most 26
-Cannondale 3.0 frame w/56cm TT and a carbon Winwood fork
-single pivot road brakes
-Tiagra front....
05-23-09, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By climbhoser

What size Monocog 29er?

Just as the title suggests...I'm 5'10" and have longer legs, shorter arms. Short & stocky, guess you could say. I'm not worried about standover, think I'll be fine either way, but would the reach...
05-18-09, 06:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,054
Posted By climbhoser

Haven't paid that much attention, but I seem to...

Haven't paid that much attention, but I seem to remember mile markers. I live in Stroh, btw. I also have a dachsund :eek:

Our big mutt has had encounters with the coyotes where he actually plays...
05-05-09, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,101
Posted By climbhoser

Red is lighter, barely, and more expensive. ...

Red is lighter, barely, and more expensive. Other than that nothing. I would pick Force. Heck, I would probably just go with Rival. Same mechanics, just less carbon.
05-05-09, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By climbhoser

Yeah, living in the rockies we have, well, pretty...

Yeah, living in the rockies we have, well, pretty rocky trails...to that end I think that the Monocog would serve my trail-riding purposes much better. However, I fully expect more dorking around on...
05-05-09, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By climbhoser

mihl, So, I've been through about a million...

mihl,

So, I've been through about a million incarnations with my Cross Check, including SS and FG trailer puller, and have finally found happiness with it setup 1x8 with Albatross bars and...
05-05-09, 07:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,000
Posted By climbhoser

I've used Bontrager Hardcase, Conti Gatorskins,...

I've used Bontrager Hardcase, Conti Gatorskins, Panaracer Urban Max and T-Serv and the best one for road rides is the Bontrager Hardcase. It feels and rides like a Vredestein race tire, with a touch...
05-04-09, 11:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By climbhoser

Ha ha ha, you guys have a good memory ;) ...

Ha ha ha, you guys have a good memory ;)

Yeah, so now I have the Cross Check and spend loads more time riding with my wife and daughter. My wife loves my Cross Check and I've decided to add a...
05-04-09, 11:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By climbhoser

mihlbach-already have a Cross Check. The Rob Roy...

mihlbach-already have a Cross Check. The Rob Roy has a very specific intended purpose.

Lupin, ya, saw that, but thanks.

Looks like neon has what I needs, so thank y'alls.
05-04-09, 07:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,054
Posted By climbhoser

Some say they still see Grizz in the San Juans,...

Some say they still see Grizz in the San Juans, the Uncompahgre and down by Pagosa Springs. I wouldn't be surprised, but there ain't many ;)
05-04-09, 03:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By climbhoser

zaguatch...I had typed out a really smartass...

zaguatch...I had typed out a really smartass response to yours, but to sum it up (in an effort to catch more bees with honey) I've certainly tried. Was hoping some opportunists might see a guy...
05-04-09, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By climbhoser

IRO Rob Roy

posted in 'cross, too:

So, I was part of the big group buy a year and a half ago or so and ended up not getting in on a bike. Ever since then I've lusted for a Rob Roy. Now I have some fundage,...
05-04-09, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By climbhoser

IRO Rob Roy

So, I was part of the big group buy a year and a half ago or so and ended up not getting in on a bike. Ever since then I've lusted for a Rob Roy. Now I have some fundage, but looked on IRO's...
Forum: Touring
01-24-09, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,444
Posted By climbhoser

I'm the one who had the PB endo (I think). ...

I'm the one who had the PB endo (I think). Twice, in fact. I was not moving at a high velocity, which is why the toe-clip overlap was an issue at all, but the fenders did not rip, and really didn't...
Forum: For Sale
01-19-09, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1,346
Sticky Saddle swap
Views: 300,194
Posted By climbhoser

Have: Brooks B17 Champion standard black ...

Have:

Brooks B17 Champion standard black
Brooks Team Professional black

Want:

HONEY Brooks Flyer
Forum: Commuting
12-17-08, 10:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 865
Posted By climbhoser

Definitely...actually on a multi-month hiatus for...

Definitely...actually on a multi-month hiatus for the benefit of the family unit. Sucks not to ride, but spending more time with my 21 month old daughter is well worth it :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
12-17-08, 08:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,673
Posted By climbhoser

I moved companies in April to a rival literally...

I moved companies in April to a rival literally across the street. On Friday half of the team I was on received pink slips. I think it was more to do with a failed trial of an expanded marketing...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-08, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By climbhoser

Make sure the fork you get is 400mm axle to crown...

Make sure the fork you get is 400mm axle to crown as well.
Forum: Commuting
10-11-08, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 688
Posted By climbhoser

Exustar winter from MEC...nuff said. Some...

Exustar winter from MEC...nuff said.

Some folks use 'em down to -20 degrees Celsius with thick socks no problem. They're $75CAD.
Forum: Commuting
10-10-08, 04:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,563
Posted By climbhoser

Those are trash, IMHO. You can try different...

Those are trash, IMHO. You can try different pads and no doubt it will really help, but they're very flexy cantis.

Try some V-brakes, you can get 'em cheap on CL or even new. Get some Kool Stops...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-08, 03:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,563
Posted By climbhoser

Hear hear! Grw up in Colorado Springs racing...

Hear hear! Grw up in Colorado Springs racing NORBA with, you guessed it, rim brakes.

Commuted three winters in Marquette, MI with, you guessed it, rim brakes.

My opinion is nothing has served...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-08, 08:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 633
Posted By climbhoser

AT my premium this summer I was doing a 34+ mile...

AT my premium this summer I was doing a 34+ mile RT commute 5 days a week and riding up to 150 more miles on the weekend. All of my rides were training rides (for training's sake) but the longer...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-08, 07:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 935
Posted By climbhoser

Or maybe you are slow... Not to brag, but as...

Or maybe you are slow...

Not to brag, but as an example, when my CPU says I averaged 18.5 mph or so I am making my 17 mile commute in about 55 min. That includes lights, which there aren't tons...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-08, 07:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,632
Posted By climbhoser

It's L337 you n00b j0ng. Anyways, all...

It's L337 you n00b j0ng.

Anyways, all mocking and snide remarks aside...you should get what you wanna get. I have a serious problem with purchasing new bikes (to me), putting lots of neato...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-08, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By climbhoser

I've always had it, since I was a kid. Some days...

I've always had it, since I was a kid. Some days yeah, I'm just tired and mellow and don't need exercise. Most days, though, I need it. I'm a pretty fast-twitch wired guy with tons of physical...
10-08-08, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By climbhoser

Get the MTB ones unless your rims are ultra...

Get the MTB ones unless your rims are ultra itty-bitty
Forum: Commuting
10-08-08, 10:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,563
Posted By climbhoser

5mm, actually, probably no big deal. Think...

5mm, actually, probably no big deal.

Think I'd rather get the IRD fork from SOMA, though. Exact same dimensions as the Cross Check fork, but has braze ons.

But, you can do the canti mount...
10-08-08, 08:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,446
Posted By climbhoser

Yes, but your Vs will only swing open as wide as...

Yes, but your Vs will only swing open as wide as the fork will allow. Even though this fork is wide enough for 35mm tires and then some, they are relatively narrow. My Vs open just as wide as any...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-08, 07:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,254
Posted By climbhoser

Yeah, it's slightly counter-intuitive. I'm sure...

Yeah, it's slightly counter-intuitive. I'm sure you're like those 99% of people, thinking "ah, the closer I am the less I reach, the more upright I sit!"

Problem is until you're sitting almost 90...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-08, 02:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,102
Posted By climbhoser

Not sure I'd have even noticed, to be honest. ...

Not sure I'd have even noticed, to be honest. When I cage I pull shyte like that all the time ;)

Er, maybe I won't anymore knowing there are some really anal people in the world...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-08, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By climbhoser

"...by the moon and the stars and your eyes, I'll...

"...by the moon and the stars and your eyes, I'll be there..."

Oh, sorry. Yeah, Marathon Plus. It's the answer.
Forum: Commuting
10-07-08, 02:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,254
Posted By climbhoser

I've fit so many people who had the hand pain and...

I've fit so many people who had the hand pain and started by raising their bars...eventually they get to the point where they have riser bars AND bar ends sticking straight up in the air. It's like...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-08, 09:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,254
Posted By climbhoser

I've suffered pressure on my perineum, both from...

I've suffered pressure on my perineum, both from my B-17 Champion Standard and my Team Professional. I have a Brooks B-17 Imperial as well, and it really is a lifesaver.

For me it's a very fine...
Forum: Commuting
10-05-08, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By climbhoser

Tools are definitely the biggest hurdle, but once...

Tools are definitely the biggest hurdle, but once you have those you're set. Mandatory tools:

-chain tool
-cassette lockring tool
-chainwhip (can make at home)
-BB tool
-if you use square...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-08, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By climbhoser

www.parktool.com/repair/ Seriously the best...

www.parktool.com/repair/

Seriously the best website evar for figgering out what to use.

There are lots of good ideas around, this forum is one of the best resources because you can get instant...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-08, 02:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,935
Posted By climbhoser

That's your choice, man...just don't try and make...

That's your choice, man...just don't try and make it a rule based on some sort of ethic, because the ethic that puts the skin on my ass as priority #1 tells me not to tell ;)
Forum: Commuting
10-02-08, 12:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,194
Posted By climbhoser

Mut have been meant to be! As for the...

Mut have been meant to be!

As for the bar-ends, I dunno, I like 'em tons better than STI. BUT, and a big but, I would have done the Soma with SRAM rival stuff.

IF you ever get sick of your bar...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-08, 12:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,935
Posted By climbhoser

ANother way to put it: damned if you do, damned...

ANother way to put it: damned if you do, damned if you don't....well, I guess you're married, so you're just damned!!!
Forum: Commuting
10-02-08, 12:05 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,935
Posted By climbhoser

fixed it for ya ;)

fixed it for ya ;)
Forum: Commuting
10-02-08, 11:03 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,935
Posted By climbhoser

Wife just confirmed what I said...which is not...

Wife just confirmed what I said...which is not much, and kinda both. She said, and I quote, "If he ever wants to ride his bike again he should keep his mouth shut." Then she said that you probably...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-08, 10:51 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,935
Posted By climbhoser

Experience tells me (and should tell you) to keep...

Experience tells me (and should tell you) to keep my mouth shut. However, in reality I'd give-in and tell her out of either guilt or to brag about my battle experiences. She'd freak out and I'd end...
10-02-08, 08:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,446
Posted By climbhoser

they're Cane Creek Drop-Vs. I had some trouble...

they're Cane Creek Drop-Vs. I had some trouble with airbomb.com ordering the Tektros and since they are also beyond bikes the nice guy on the phone sent them from beyond bikes and took the...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-08, 08:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 872
Posted By climbhoser

Oh yeah...Kool Stops are great, but I find the...

Oh yeah...Kool Stops are great, but I find the salmon overkill. Again, very dry snow, very little wet to deal with here. I get the black ones because they last longer.

Salt we don't have much...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-08, 07:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,104
Posted By climbhoser

After commuting 30+ miles per day on all kinds of...

After commuting 30+ miles per day on all kinds of machines-MTB, roadie, cross bike, etc...-I've come to really appreciate the truth in what chipcom said. I love riding my MTB on trails, even in the...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-08, 06:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 872
Posted By climbhoser

You need this:...

You need this: http://denver.craigslist.org/bik/840418513.html

I've had my eye on it for a while, just haven't found $100 in my pocket yet.

Studs are overkill. There're very few days where...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-02-08, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,022
Posted By climbhoser

I'm not sure but I don't think the OP is asking...

I'm not sure but I don't think the OP is asking about threaded vs. threadless.

And yes, they still make 25.4 bars and stems :...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-01-08, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,603
Posted By climbhoser

www.bbgbashguard.com

www.bbgbashguard.com
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