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Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-16, 10:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,066
Posted By escarpment

Used to live in the midwest and had no problem...

Used to live in the midwest and had no problem riding in below freezing temps. Used a bike through several winters in chicago. On then west coast now and dont like to ride when i have to wear...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-15, 01:11 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,753
Posted By escarpment

You never slip off the pedal and mash your shin....

You never slip off the pedal and mash your shin. And cadence.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-15, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,111
Posted By escarpment

this but i also really like the idea. I...

this

but i also really like the idea. I would love to coat my helmet and backpack in this stuff. The video seemed to have some smoke and mirrors going on. Its a great idea none the less.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-15, 12:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,041
Posted By escarpment

unless there is play in the front hub, i would...

unless there is play in the front hub, i would say its the pads.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-15, 11:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,887
Posted By escarpment

When the weather sucks Id much rather be...

When the weather sucks Id much rather be wrenching than riding. Quite the opposite in the summer.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-15, 02:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By escarpment

had a pair for a while, i remember them being on...

had a pair for a while, i remember them being on the firmer side. Good flat protection but be careful on wet ground.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-15, 02:22 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-14, 02:44 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,091,732
Posted By escarpment

425646 ill throw my hat into the ring. ...

425646
ill throw my hat into the ring.

Budged build, mix of 105 & random parts. 90's trek aluminum frame, media-blasted.

Judge away!
12-06-14, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 885
Posted By escarpment

nein

nein
12-06-14, 06:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,797
Posted By escarpment

^fyi your seatpost is backwards. Well it...

^fyi your seatpost is backwards.

Well it can be used like that, but it puts your center of gravity closer to the front of the bike, I.E. triathlete position, But they usually have long stems...
12-06-14, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,827
Posted By escarpment

that paint job is really quite awesome

that paint job is really quite awesome
12-06-14, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,550
Posted By escarpment

are they not called shocks?

are they not called shocks?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-14, 05:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,351
Posted By escarpment

So you are buying 3 new bikes at the same time,...

So you are buying 3 new bikes at the same time, and you want a 4th to bridge that gap? Your just going to end up with a bunch of stuff your not happy with, take the time on each one to mold them to...
10-28-14, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,166
Posted By escarpment

try C&V forum, but honestly i think you are...

try C&V forum, but honestly i think you are starting from the wrong place, i dont know why you would want to retrofit that to anything.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-14, 08:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,224
Posted By escarpment

I think you have inadvertently created a monster...

I think you have inadvertently created a monster BillyD
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-14, 01:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,875
Posted By escarpment

I ride with earbuds, (yes i am aware of the...

I ride with earbuds, (yes i am aware of the implications). I don't blast music and have set playlists with similar bpm's, and find it very helpful in maintaining a cadence.

If a car is going to...
10-21-14, 09:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By escarpment

get an aero helmet, you will look so much cooler....

get an aero helmet, you will look so much cooler.
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10-21-14, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By escarpment

^ Haters gon Hate. But seriously, use proper...

^ Haters gon Hate.

But seriously, use proper grammar. And, in this forum, short and to the point. Otherwise, "there all gona' laugh at you."

You will need new cogs, or a new chainring, cogs...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-14, 09:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,488
Posted By escarpment

The frame looks dangerously rusty. Hang it on...

The frame looks dangerously rusty. Hang it on the wall but don't trust your life with it.
10-20-14, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By escarpment

^most favorite quote ever

^most favorite quote ever
10-19-14, 01:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,819
Posted By escarpment

buy used gear, but dont skimp on points of...

buy used gear, but dont skimp on points of contact. wheels/tires, saddle, handlebars/tape. crank/pedals....

well, pretty much everything....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-14, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 893
Posted By escarpment

very nice! if you do decide to get a carbon...

very nice!

if you do decide to get a carbon fork check out nashbar.
I just picked up a 1 inch threaded fork that is quite nice for like 100 bucks shipped.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-14, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 858
Posted By escarpment

Seems all to often we get consumed by minor...

Seems all to often we get consumed by minor details. Sounds like you had good times together.

Sorry for your loss.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-14, 08:19 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,207
Posted By escarpment

You will notice less float with road style...

You will notice less float with road style pedals.

Unless your fit was terrible you numbers probably wont jump magically. But your back will thank you.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-14, 02:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,396
Posted By escarpment

I mean the only difference is material and...

I mean the only difference is material and design, the same principles apply to all road brakes. Granted crummy brakes and crummy brakes.

The difference I have experienced between red/force...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-14, 04:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,359
Posted By escarpment

definitely not slower. and like hairnet said...

definitely not slower.

and like hairnet said "second-nature control over bike"

Being able to balance a bike at low speed/no speed is very beneficial when you ride in congested areas. Traffic...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-14, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 778
Posted By escarpment

I've got a 23 on my front wheel. Thousands...

I've got a 23 on my front wheel.

Thousands of miles and only 1 pinch flat so far.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-14, 12:48 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,359
Posted By escarpment

i hate lol, but this warrants lol

i hate lol, but this warrants lol
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-14, 01:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,359
Posted By escarpment

i blow all the stoplights i can, asploding...

i blow all the stoplights i can, asploding concrete in my wake
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-14, 06:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,359
Posted By escarpment

Like Caloso said, use the crown of the road, ...

Like Caloso said, use the crown of the road, most roads are slightly sloped, So if im on a downhill slope I cannot do this. But brake are only used to get you stopped.

You just kind of let...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-14, 01:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,359
Posted By escarpment

Trackstanding. Bad for the bike?

I commute daily in pretty heavy traffic and have gotten accustom to trackstanding at lights. I like to be get a head of the flow when the light turns green so Im not fighting for lane space.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-14, 07:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,920
Posted By escarpment

I had a pair of the corsa lites for a few months,...

I had a pair of the corsa lites for a few months, that bike was stolen so Im not sure how long they would have lasted.

But, I was not overly impressed with them. They look great, but the spokes...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-14, 03:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,920
Posted By escarpment

ive got a pair of 2012 aksiums I got for 220ish...

ive got a pair of 2012 aksiums I got for 220ish that have been surprisingly low maintenance. Many a rough roads, still pretty true. Most light wheelsets I buy I destroy in a year. Time will tell.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-14, 12:47 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,607
Posted By escarpment

be assertive, simple hand gestures go a long way,...

be assertive, simple hand gestures go a long way, make your intents known. And dont be a dick.

There will always be people who cut to close or stop abruptly,

learn to accept that element...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-14, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,517
Posted By escarpment

If the old ultegra was in really really good...

If the old ultegra was in really really good shape, definitely that.

If it has seen better days it wont be worth the money, new shimano components imo lack the refined quality and style of the...
09-22-14, 12:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,656
Posted By escarpment

lol my thoughts exactly. Except I really enjoy...

lol my thoughts exactly. Except I really enjoy the original F&F movie. The rest sucked, but the first one actually tried, sans some lame dialogue. Premium rush was made like a heineken commercial.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-14, 12:16 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,648
Posted By escarpment

Well this garnered more response than I would...

Well this garnered more response than I would have thought. Seems like the thread is lost by now, but I would like to clarify. I am perfectly aware of limit screws and derailleur hanger alignment,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-14, 03:14 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,648
Posted By escarpment

never go large cog

I feel like I have been seeing a fair amount of rear derailleur goes into wheel threads lately. Am I the only one who never goes into the large cog on the cassette?
I know that a properly tuned...
09-11-14, 12:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 37,110
Posted By escarpment

If you really want them to envy you... 405317

If you really want them to envy you...

405317
09-09-14, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By escarpment

I am 90% positive its the crank, I have...

I am 90% positive its the crank, I have re-greased the headset multiple times, took BB cups of and cleaned/regreased. Did not reface, didnt think it was necessary. The cups seem quite flush when...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-14, 10:21 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 135,514
Posted By escarpment

agreed, fantastic looking bike, however I would...

agreed, fantastic looking bike, however I would loose the reflectors and pie plate as well :)
09-07-14, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By escarpment

GXP bottom bracket help

Switched to a gxp bottom bracket and sram force crank a few months ago. Have had constant trouble with it. Have tightened and torqued everything else on the frame, but they have developed a nice...
09-07-14, 05:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,301
Posted By escarpment

This happens when the high limit of the rear...

This happens when the high limit of the rear derailleur isnt set right. The limit screws are what control how far in/out the derailleur will shift on the bike. If it is not adjusted right you can...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-14, 04:15 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,091,732
Posted By escarpment

^needs more carbon

^needs more carbon
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-14, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,215
Posted By escarpment

Cancellara was accused of having a bottom bracket...

Cancellara was accused of having a bottom bracket motor hidden in his downtube as well.

I remember my first Physics class...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-14, 04:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,899
Posted By escarpment

I used to ride every so often when I went to...

I used to ride every so often when I went to school in Chicago. While I agree that it is an inconvenience to cars, I loved it. I have seen very tame rides, and very very crazy rides. I was on one...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-14, 07:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,136
Posted By escarpment

I went from a shimano deore triple 170 crank to a...

I went from a shimano deore triple 170 crank to a sram force 172.5 single ring, the force weighs considerably less.

I did it so I could look cool, and try an external cup bb. I haven't noticed...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-14, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,802
Posted By escarpment

looks like a pretty entry level bike with bad...

looks like a pretty entry level bike with bad components.

If the price is right i suppose.


And FYI this thread is really really old
08-30-14, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,042
Posted By escarpment

agreed: first of many scratches

agreed: first of many scratches
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-14, 11:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 933
Posted By escarpment

Buying a used bike can be a coin toss if you are...

Buying a used bike can be a coin toss if you are not familiar with the mechanics, both bikes you listed look fine in pictures, but be prepared to buy new parts in the near future. Obviously you will...
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