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10-01-16, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8,022
Views: 2,520,252
Posted By swisscheese

A couple pages late on this, but I've found two...

A couple pages late on this, but I've found two really good websitrs related to this:

Art's Cyclery Blog Science Behind the Magic | Drivetrain Compatibility...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-16, 11:23 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 28,604
Posted By swisscheese

I work in snowboard retail and margins are even...

I work in snowboard retail and margins are even larger, cost for most high priced items are 40-50% of MSRP. Smaller snowboard shops struggle with this margin, so i can imagine with 35% it's even...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-16, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 813,975
Posted By swisscheese

Yep, ordered up those glasses. Played around with...

Yep, ordered up those glasses. Played around with adding items etc...

Fount out that adding two rolls of bar tape to a decent handful of those free shades ended up with free shipping so only paid...
06-12-16, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,724
Posted By swisscheese

Hey, figured I should post so I'm not just...

Hey, figured I should post so I'm not just thatnother guy that joined your league. Looks like it's going to be an incredibly entertaining race already! What the heck happened to Gaviria at the end of...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-16, 11:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,543
Posted By swisscheese

Fixed gears are actually amazing commuters if...

Fixed gears are actually amazing commuters if your fit. I've been using one in some form or another just about daily (also own road and mountain bike) for 4 years. Some recommendations: definitely...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-15, 11:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,306
Posted By swisscheese

Here's another: Finn - The mount for every...

Here's another:
Finn - The mount for every smartphone and bike (http://getfinn.com/en/)

I had the Niteize mount mentioned above, but retruned it based on the fact that it wasn't tight enough on...
03-13-15, 11:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By swisscheese

Thanks, everyone for the great responses,...

Thanks, everyone for the great responses, hueyhoolihan; I'm quite sure you're route is the way I'm going to with this. A bike-mech friend of mine also suggested this, so for now I think I'll take...
03-13-15, 01:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By swisscheese

!40mm rear dropouts, need a wheelset

So I have an older 80's roadbike, a vitus 979 that I'm trying to get new wheels for. Without going into too much detail, I bought the bike cheap, it rode great on the tubular wheels and tires it came...
03-10-14, 11:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,937
Posted By swisscheese

I personally do really enjoy riding fixed gear,...

I personally do really enjoy riding fixed gear, the simplicity of riding through the city with out having to think about reaching for brakes or shifting gears is great. However I have more geared...
01-30-14, 09:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,426
Posted By swisscheese

Yeah rear brake is basically useless. It just...

Yeah rear brake is basically useless. It just clogs up and won't release after use though.
01-30-14, 12:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,426
Posted By swisscheese

http://i59.tinypic.com/1582fb4.jpg ...

http://i59.tinypic.com/1582fb4.jpg

http://i61.tinypic.com/kbynih.jpg

My Commuter bike
This thing has gotten through nearly anything I can throw at it from full on blizzards up to snow 15 cm...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-13, 02:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,186
Posted By swisscheese

This bike is also a really good deal, for a fair...

This bike is also a really good deal, for a fair bit less than the Ti. Obviously a step down as well, but great Al with the new Ultegra...
04-17-13, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,387
Posted By swisscheese

So I got around to taking a few more pictures of...

So I got around to taking a few more pictures of the frame. There's two photos of the brake bridge, I can't really see much separation and there is some sort of bolt holding it on as well.
...
04-16-13, 01:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,387
Posted By swisscheese

Hmm. didn't think this bike would be this big of...

Hmm. didn't think this bike would be this big of a can of worms. At least it won't be a loss regardless of what I do at $100.

I think I'm going to get it rolling as is for the moment and find out...
04-16-13, 10:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,387
Posted By swisscheese

Alright, so this is basically a non-issue as long...

Alright, so this is basically a non-issue as long as the frame is still intact (tube bonding and alignment) right? Because I was looking to get an alternate wheelset to ride from the tubulars on...
04-16-13, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,387
Posted By swisscheese

One concern I have with this is the fact that...

One concern I have with this is the fact that it's aluminum. From what have read about these frames is that lots of people have fit 130 mm modern wheels into them, but it's not cold set like a steel...
04-16-13, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,387
Posted By swisscheese

Great responses guys, yes the owner I purchased...

Great responses guys, yes the owner I purchased this from did say he had replaced the original 6 speed campy freewheel with the sachs-maillard on there now. Although he said it was 7-speed so it...
04-16-13, 08:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,387
Posted By swisscheese

I was thinking it might be something along those...

I was thinking it might be something along those lines, but couldn't figure out why it would have been widened to 140 mm. Also it seems to be pretty straight, i'll measure it some time later tonight...
04-16-13, 01:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,387
Posted By swisscheese

Help! The rear wheel spacing on my Vitus is funny.

So a few weeks ago I bought an old Vitus 979 off Kijiji, on inspection it looked and rode great, I even rode it home after buying. Since buying I haven't been able to ride it or any of my other bikes...
04-14-13, 01:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,447
Posted By swisscheese

^+1 I'd rather buy new chains than wear the...

^+1

I'd rather buy new chains than wear the **** out of my chainrings and cogs because of a stretched out chain. Not to mention it sounds horrible.
04-13-13, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,813
Posted By swisscheese

Beautiful bikes! I'm potentially looking into...

Beautiful bikes! I'm potentially looking into getting some Mavic Cosmics for a Vitus bike i just purchased (the blue anodizing would match well), I'm just wondering if you know if those were only...
04-13-13, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,999,850
Posted By swisscheese

Wow, those are great looking rims, I just got a...

Wow, those are great looking rims, I just got a light blue anodized Vitus and these would be amazing on it. Got anymore details on them? Axle width and if they're tubular or not? Also if you don't...
04-11-13, 02:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,093
Posted By swisscheese

Not my opinion of the best looking steel frame by...

Not my opinion of the best looking steel frame by a longshot, but maybe what op is looking for?

http://www.14bikeco.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/4161443678_944b905959_b.jpg
04-04-13, 11:35 PM
Replies: 4,634
Views: 593,014
Posted By swisscheese

Vitus 979

Sweet little 53 cm Vitus 979 I just picked up, haven't got to riding her much so couldn't tell you much about the ride. The frames on these are glued aluminum tubing, it's kitted out with what looks...
03-31-13, 11:31 PM
Replies: 4,634
Views: 593,014
Posted By swisscheese

Oh boy, just got me a Vitus 979 with full Campy...

Oh boy, just got me a Vitus 979 with full Campy and Mavic kit for a crazy deal. Will get photos of it soon. :p
Forum: Foo
09-24-12, 07:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,783
Posted By swisscheese

I just ordered some of these, they're rad. And...

I just ordered some of these, they're rad. And it's for a good cause.
http://cache0.bigcartel.com/product_images/71810751/300.jpg...
09-09-12, 02:19 AM
Replies: 5,734
Views: 1,345,337
Posted By swisscheese

This is really cool, maybe we'll start seeing...

This is really cool, maybe we'll start seeing some of this show up on their single-speed frames as well.
https://vimeo.com/47522348

Can't figure out how to embed the video, help?
09-03-12, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11,217
Views: 1,016,533
Posted By swisscheese

Hey, I've used this stuff for a while Glucosamine...

Hey, I've used this stuff for a while Glucosamine sulfate, methyl-sulfonyl-methane, mostly the glucosamine. It really did decrease any pain or discomfort in joints when it's used regularly. I used it...
08-12-12, 11:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By swisscheese

I agree w/ iTripped the used bike market in AB is...

I agree w/ iTripped the used bike market in AB is pretty small. The price seems to pretty average for that caliber of bike, it's possible to maybe get a better deal, but you'd have to wait for a...
08-09-12, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5,734
Views: 1,345,337
Posted By swisscheese

Simple they're lighter and more aero than...

Simple they're lighter and more aero than something larger.
07-25-12, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,269,319
Posted By swisscheese

That BK looks sexy with that woundup, never was a...

That BK looks sexy with that woundup, never was a fan of the way the stock fork looked anyways.
07-13-12, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9,750
Views: 448,229
Posted By swisscheese

Both of these have been playing non stop the last...

Both of these have been playing non stop the last couple days and weeks, respectively.
Click em to listen.
http://prettymuchamazing.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Frank-Ocean-Channel-Orange.jpg...
07-09-12, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5,734
Views: 1,345,337
Posted By swisscheese

Tonic Fabrications

The bike itself is beautiful, full custom steel frame, custom dropouts with choice of steel or carbon fork, but the headset design is ****ing stunning!
http://www.tonicfab.com/images/supernaut1.jpg...
06-23-12, 07:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,689
Posted By swisscheese

From what I've noticed in Europe, most people...

From what I've noticed in Europe, most people don't really care too much about what bike they have. Actually most people try to ride something as common and undesirable looking as possible so that it...
05-28-12, 01:27 PM
Replies: 28,352
Views: 980,327
Posted By swisscheese

Today I returned from my weekend getaway. Total...

Today I returned from my weekend getaway.
Total recorded km: 120 km
Total elevation climbed: 1474m
http://i.imgur.com/7AKZS.png
05-24-12, 04:52 PM
Replies: 28,352
Views: 980,327
Posted By swisscheese

Starting to really prefer night rides, no traffic...

Starting to really prefer night rides, no traffic is great.
http://app.strava.com/rides/9262033
Wore my jacket anticipating rain that never showed, did however discover that you can in fact sweat...
05-23-12, 12:34 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 13,708
Posted By swisscheese

This is my first month riding with a helmet, ...

This is my first month riding with a helmet,
http://images.bikester.ch/products/227216_Monza_Titanium_Silver.jpg
I knew I would only wear one if it was really comfortable so I was okay buying...
05-22-12, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5,734
Views: 1,345,337
Posted By swisscheese

I have to correct tito here, the Buam's bars are...

I have to correct tito here, the Buam's bars are custom stem/bar combo; while the Dolan has an Enve/3Tscatto setup.
05-20-12, 09:36 AM
Replies: 28,352
Views: 980,327
Posted By swisscheese

More riding today. My knees hurt. ...

More riding today. My knees hurt.
http://i.imgur.com/NWU0R.jpg
http://app.strava.com/rides/8922493
http://app.strava.com/rides/8928562
05-19-12, 11:54 AM
Replies: 28,352
Views: 980,327
Posted By swisscheese

Today I road 50+ km, with a few big long climbs....

Today I road 50+ km, with a few big long climbs. Made it to the top of Uetliberg and Zurichberg, with a little wandering through the city in between.
http://app.strava.com/rides/8851135
05-06-12, 12:59 PM
Replies: 28,352
Views: 980,327
Posted By swisscheese

Hmm, I enjoy watching road racing, and that I'm...

Hmm, I enjoy watching road racing, and that I'm in Europe for the summer I actually get to see some of it televised. I didn't go ride today cause it rained all day, and was able to relax and watch...
04-29-12, 02:22 PM
Replies: 28,352
Views: 980,327
Posted By swisscheese

Today I've finally arrived at my permanent...

Today I've finally arrived at my permanent residence for the next 3 months in Zurich, after piddling the last week away with relatives in North-eastern Switzerland. Had a couple nice short rides, but...
04-15-12, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By swisscheese

Haven't actually looked into if it;s accurate or...

Haven't actually looked into if it;s accurate or not, but this one's simple and quick to use.
http://deafpigeon.co.uk/gear-calculator.php
04-09-12, 08:30 PM
Replies: 941
Views: 139,562
Posted By swisscheese

Cinelli's and Omnium's go together so well.

Cinelli's and Omnium's go together so well.
04-09-12, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 611,062
Posted By swisscheese

facepalm.jpg @ the "fixie" sticker on the...

facepalm.jpg @ the "fixie" sticker on the seattube
04-09-12, 08:25 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 9,866
Posted By swisscheese

48x16~80gi I want to eventually change the...

48x16~80gi
I want to eventually change the gearing lower cause it leaves me with only one skid patch, but I have a few steep hills I go down that I couldn't imagine with lower gearing.

I really...
03-31-12, 09:59 PM
Replies: 28,352
Views: 980,327
Posted By swisscheese

Today I snapped the straps off my pedals. This in...

Today I snapped the straps off my pedals. This in addition to snapping the buckles on my snowboard bindings the other day leads me to the conclusion that I either need to buy better quality stuff in...
03-29-12, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 611,062
Posted By swisscheese

Holy ****! Drummerboy made a relevant post!

Holy ****! Drummerboy made a relevant post!
03-28-12, 10:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,215
Posted By swisscheese

Stir-fry tofu w/ celery, cucumber, tomato and red...

Stir-fry tofu w/ celery, cucumber, tomato and red peppers over rice.
03-28-12, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 611,062
Posted By swisscheese

First thing I thought of when I seen this on...

First thing I thought of when I seen this on Prolly was, damn that bike has nice components, is set up well and for once actually gets ridden hard.
Please post real jackass ****, not well set up...
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