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03-07-08, 01:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,458
Posted By dabern

A visit to the Gore Bike Wear web site leads me...

A visit to the Gore Bike Wear web site leads me to believe it is both waterproof and windproof but they don't list that exact model jacket...probably discontinued. I have a couple of Gore jackets...
02-13-08, 08:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,231
Posted By dabern

Paul's aren't flashy, but I like the built-in...

Paul's aren't flashy, but I like the built-in adjusters and they've been great so far...
01-09-08, 10:44 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 5,949
Posted By dabern

Hey, we've done this before at least twice...it...

Hey, we've done this before at least twice...it is interesting to see the increase in Mac use. Oh, and since my poll of '04 I ditched my backup PC and am 100% Mac now. Anyway, take a look at 04 and...
10-29-07, 07:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,166
Posted By dabern

I've been here just over a year now and love...

I've been here just over a year now and love it...I'm putting less miles on the track bike but making up for it with all the climbing. For road routes, it just depends on where in/near Asheville you...
09-05-07, 05:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,696
Posted By dabern

Rapha

For anyone with deep pockets, Rapha is on sale here but given the prices it ain't that much of a sale...
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09-03-07, 06:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,617
Posted By dabern

If it has threads, grease it...not heavy, not...

If it has threads, grease it...not heavy, not light, just right. There may be the odd exception, but if that's the case then the maker of the part in question will so state in instructions. I've...
02-06-07, 07:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 745
Posted By dabern

Check out issue #94 Procycling magazine (Jan 07)...

Check out issue #94 Procycling magazine (Jan 07) for an artcile of a 3.3 kg Crumpton fixed climber. 3.3 kg!!! If you can't find the mag there are pics but no real description of the bike at:
...
02-02-07, 09:09 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,544
Posted By dabern

I have two Brooks Swifts - one (honey) took about...

I have two Brooks Swifts - one (honey) took about 2500 miles to break-in but the other (black) was comfy after only 400-500 miles. Both feel great now. I also have both a Specialized Alias and a...
01-27-07, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,719
Posted By dabern

Cycling Plus mag did a review of the Pearson...

Cycling Plus mag did a review of the Pearson (along with an On One, a Dolan, and a 4th that I can't remember) and gave the Pearson glowing remarks. That looked like a sweet bike with a decent parts...
01-25-07, 09:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,809
Posted By dabern

Surly's 15mm/bottle opener easily fits in a...

Surly's 15mm/bottle opener easily fits in a saddle bag as it is just a tad over 4" long.
01-16-07, 06:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,929
Posted By dabern

I suppose this has been overtaken by events since...

I suppose this has been overtaken by events since you're getting another frame, but have you tried borrowing a zero setback seatpost to see if that helps? That would move you an inch closer to the...
01-08-07, 03:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 726
Posted By dabern

Not trying to add to your confusion, but I live...

Not trying to add to your confusion, but I live in Asheville NC and ride these mountains on my fixed...by "mountains" I mean the 6-9% grades, not the 15-20% ones. Right now I'm on a 45x20 and it's...
12-27-06, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 912
Posted By dabern

I use & like Soma cogs, 1/8", but haven't used...

I use & like Soma cogs, 1/8", but haven't used EAI. The Somas are quiet, long-wearing, and function at least as well as the Miches I had before...
12-05-06, 10:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 798
Posted By dabern

If you fit a 54 or 57 here are a couple from R&A:...

If you fit a 54 or 57 here are a couple from R&A:

http://www.racycles.com/sdtk/catalog/colnago_514104_products.htm
08-17-06, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By dabern

I'm too lazy to search this for you but the is an...

I'm too lazy to search this for you but the is an organization called the bridgestone owner's bunch or BOB for short...there was a bit of info online last time I checked but that was years ago...see...
08-08-06, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By dabern

How about this link...some nice looking stuff: ...

How about this link...some nice looking stuff:

http://www.seattlerandonneur.org/info/fenders.html
07-14-06, 02:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,820
Posted By dabern

What color is the tape you're starting with? If...

What color is the tape you're starting with? If it's light, e.g. white or yellow, then amber shellac will work great...apply whatever number of coats it takes to match it to the saddle. Many light...
07-11-06, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 567
Posted By dabern

Brooks Leather Bar Tape - Anyone Here Used It?

Have seen it on sale lately and wondered if anyone here has any experience with it...sure looks swank but not sure how it would be long term. Anyone?
05-23-06, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By dabern

That's likely because Bianchi has used english...

That's likely because Bianchi has used english treading since sometime in the 80's give or take a couple of years...
04-06-06, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By dabern

Oh, yeah, 180 miles of racing in horrible windy &...

Oh, yeah, 180 miles of racing in horrible windy & wet northern Euro spring weather, 35 miles of cobblestones the size of your head and roughly the same shape with 6 inch gaps between them, the dark &...
04-06-06, 01:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,467
Posted By dabern

I'm sorry to see them go...over the last few...

I'm sorry to see them go...over the last few years I've purchased from them a swank Paul hubset, a set of gold torelli/ambrosio rims, some really great wool socks that actually fit size 13 feet, a...
03-31-06, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 562
Posted By dabern

Check the twofish stuff: ...

Check the twofish stuff:

http://www.twofishunlimited.com/bike.html
03-31-06, 12:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 619
Posted By dabern

I always try to get 150/week...living in the...

I always try to get 150/week...living in the redneck riviera that is N/W FL does have one advantage at least in winter months...
03-30-06, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By dabern

No, but you can try amber shellac on a silver one...

No, but you can try amber shellac on a silver one and see if it turns the proper shade of gold...if you don't like it then it's easy enough to strip off.
03-29-06, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By dabern

sers, I switched to Purple Extreme from White...

sers, I switched to Purple Extreme from White Lightning a couple of months ago and have been happy thus far...I changed lube on all 6 bikes and noticed that the couple of chains that I didn't scrub...
03-17-06, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By dabern

I have 3 TA Alize pista rings - the 45 isn't...

I have 3 TA Alize pista rings - the 45 isn't quite perfectly round but the 46 and 48 are very close to perfect...
03-06-06, 02:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,547
Posted By dabern

From Rapha glove description: Hand stitched...

From Rapha glove description:

Hand stitched with double stitching at key wear points, road-specific pad design using 2mm pads from army sniper gloves, towelling wipe-back, knuckle holes, Velcro...
03-02-06, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By dabern

Not a problem to do so, I'm sure, but why are you...

Not a problem to do so, I'm sure, but why are you worried that your track nuts aren't "biting" into drops? They don't need to do so as they are secured by the tensioners...
03-01-06, 01:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,033
Posted By dabern

I recently switched from White Lightning to...

I recently switched from White Lightning to Purple Extreme and have been very happy thus far...attaching link if anyone wants to read the propaganda. I was satisfied with the W.L. except that it...
02-22-06, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 581
Posted By dabern

I tried some years ago and one blew when I was...

I tried some years ago and one blew when I was pumping it up the first time - I suppose I could have pinched it when I installed it but I doubt it - it sounded like a gunshot and scared the hades out...
02-21-06, 11:56 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,359
Posted By dabern

51 in a few weeks and knees are fine...other...

51 in a few weeks and knees are fine...other parts are another matter however...lol.
02-14-06, 07:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,459
Posted By dabern

Everyone ought to know the formula: the correct...

Everyone ought to know the formula: the correct number of bikes one should own is defined by X + 1 where X equals the number of bikes one presently owns.
02-02-06, 07:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,815
Posted By dabern

Torelli rims are actually Ambrosio - I have a set...

Torelli rims are actually Ambrosio - I have a set of gold Torelli Triumphs that say Torelli on one side and Ambrosio on the other...they are certainly rebranded Ambrosio Excellence rims. Hard to...
01-26-06, 08:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,074
Posted By dabern

So let me get this straight...if I ride my front...

So let me get this straight...if I ride my front brake and bike computer equipped track bike for fixed-gear training whilst wearing lycra shorts and a Molteni jersey then I'm not "pure?" Geez, I...
01-25-06, 04:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,079
Posted By dabern

I have the Pauls (Gaansari branded) and love...

I have the Pauls (Gaansari branded) and love them...yep, chainline is 45-ish but it lines up perfectly with TA Alize Pista cranks & TA Axis BB...reckon I got lucky with the spec.
01-25-06, 02:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,262
Posted By dabern

Some of us probably like them because they...

Some of us probably like them because they look...hmmm, at the risk of sounding like a hipster, cool. I don't find them any less comfortable than regular road drops except there is one less hand...
01-21-06, 08:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,147
Posted By dabern

That looks like the wool Swobo cap which is also...

That looks like the wool Swobo cap which is also $36...it only comes in black at the moment but I imagine they'll be adding more colors since they were just reborn a month or two ago...I remember...
01-20-06, 07:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 895
Posted By dabern

Dang, don't be telling everyone how easy it...

Dang, don't be telling everyone how easy it actually is...that'll shatter the whole wheelbuilding is a black art myth...lol. Take it out for a ride and listen for pings and zings - if you don't hear...
01-17-06, 04:53 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,839
Posted By dabern

Wow, go to iTunes and plug the word "bicycle"...

Wow, go to iTunes and plug the word "bicycle" into the search bar...pretty cool...and while you're there check out the album "Rouleur" by 53x11
01-14-06, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 557
Posted By dabern

Big Chainring!

Found this pic at PezCyclingNews...oh my aching knees...
01-12-06, 01:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 861
Posted By dabern

And just in case all you Mac users missed it in...

And just in case all you Mac users missed it in the Macworld Expo excitement, Garmin announced they would be making everything Mac-compatible starting with the Training Center software used by...
01-09-06, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By dabern

I have the Performance version of the Minoura...

I have the Performance version of the Minoura 1200 (differs somewhat but same basic principle) and like it very much - so much that I gave away a Park consumer stand that I never used. The type of...
01-09-06, 09:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,419
Posted By dabern

I think the galvanic issue is more theory than...

I think the galvanic issue is more theory than real world problematic, at least in bike applications. I've had a ti Paramount for 6 years now and have had no probs whatsoever...I live in FL; not on...
01-05-06, 04:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,261
Posted By dabern

I had black Ambrosio Excellents laced to the...

I had black Ambrosio Excellents laced to the Paul/Gaansari hubs but trashed one badly when I hit a dog...couldn't find another black Ambrosio so relaced the hubs to some CXP-33's I had in reserve. ...
12-27-05, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By dabern

http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/bottombrackets.asp...

http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/bottombrackets.asp

According to Peter White, TA and current Campy BB's are interchangeable...and he mentions using Phil BB with TA cranks on his crank page...

I...
12-19-05, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By dabern

Here's a geometry chart...since the TT is 552mm...

Here's a geometry chart...since the TT is 552mm that pretty much says a 55 fits like, well, a 55.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-05, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By dabern

Gee, thanks so much for your insightful and...

Gee, thanks so much for your insightful and helpful input...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-05, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By dabern

HED Alps - any owners?

I just ordered a set of HED Alps and wonder if anyone here owns a set... I have searched high and low for a magazine review with no success and have searched the forums as well and found limited...
11-01-05, 01:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 942
Posted By dabern

I'm thinking he must mean because of ice...so try...

I'm thinking he must mean because of ice...so try not to turn or lean when braking when ice is present...kinda' like not applying front brake when riding thru loose rocks or sand.
11-01-05, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,662
Posted By dabern

A nice seat tube sticker on that Koga:

A nice seat tube sticker on that Koga:
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