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07-15-12, 08:02 PM
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Posted By M_S

Start with bar tape

Start with bar tape
05-11-12, 11:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,513
Posted By M_S

The Breed is a sweet bike but has that stupid...

The Breed is a sweet bike but has that stupid 135mm dropout spacing.
05-05-12, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 728
Posted By M_S

Doesn't really matter. It will just have a wider...

Doesn't really matter. It will just have a wider base. Depending on your headset, it may look fine. Here's a carbon fork meant for integrated headsets on my Bianchi:
04-26-12, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 559,975
Posted By M_S

One of my old roommates had one of these. He got...

One of my old roommates had one of these. He got it with the Downhill build kit and DHX air/ float combo (to "save weight," lol) and never rode it except around campus. Pretty jackass.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-12, 07:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,074
Posted By M_S

Some of us actually wear out equipment before...

Some of us actually wear out equipment before replacing it. I know, crazy, right?
04-22-12, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,705
Posted By M_S

There is no (new) geared road bike worth...

There is no (new) geared road bike worth recommending for 300 dollars, IMO.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-12, 01:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 964
Posted By M_S

oh, okay.

oh, okay.
04-20-12, 09:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,877
Posted By M_S

It is a cyclocross bike. I have no idea what...

It is a cyclocross bike. I have no idea what you're rambling on about, but cyclocross bikes use 700c wheels.
04-19-12, 11:56 PM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,179,649
Posted By M_S

Haha, I love that this dude is still here...

Haha, I love that this dude is still here defending himself, days later.
04-17-12, 07:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,123
Posted By M_S

Michelins pretty consistently run large, no...

Michelins pretty consistently run large, no matter the type of tire. Their 23mm road tires are usually a 25, and the Racer 29er tires are about a 2.2 though labeled as a 2.1 or 2.0. On the other...
04-17-12, 05:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 811
Posted By M_S

Oh. Hard to recognize a leader without the...

Oh. Hard to recognize a leader without the Aerospokes and 50mm stem.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-12, 03:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,309
Posted By M_S

I'm working in Grant County and I have no qualms...

I'm working in Grant County and I have no qualms about going on long rides in remote areas. It is way more rural here than anything you'll find within 40 miles of Portland, or more. Worrying about...
04-17-12, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 811
Posted By M_S

Is that the newest version of the Kilo TT?

Is that the newest version of the Kilo TT?
04-17-12, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,179,649
Posted By M_S

Can't you just photoshop out the dirt during your...

Can't you just photoshop out the dirt during your next glamour shoot?
04-17-12, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,179,649
Posted By M_S

I freaking suck at riding my bike and even I...

I freaking suck at riding my bike and even I don't think riding road tires on flat packed gravel like in that photo is anything approaching difficult. This sort of thing is why when people say they...
04-17-12, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,179,649
Posted By M_S

Why are you carrying your bike?

Why are you carrying your bike?
04-17-12, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,198
Posted By M_S

Cynikal is spot on, especially with his point...

Cynikal is spot on, especially with his point about torque, which confuses a lot of people. A larger rear cog and smaller chainring is going to put the most torque on a hub.

Lots of SS mountain...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-12, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By M_S

New Shimano 105 or Ultegra. You will need a 10...

New Shimano 105 or Ultegra. You will need a 10 speed chain and cassette.


Lots of $$ for cosmetics.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-12, 04:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,419
Posted By M_S

I was looking at the Alphas year ago, but heard...

I was looking at the Alphas year ago, but heard bad things about durability. Went with A23s and Velocity said you can convert them to tubeless easily, though I haven't tried. They're like half the...
04-15-12, 01:21 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,532
Posted By M_S

This is the most boring thread title in the...

This is the most boring thread title in the history of bikeforums.net.
04-12-12, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 559,975
Posted By M_S

"Yeah, daddy did it"

"Yeah, daddy did it"
04-12-12, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,161
Posted By M_S

Don't do it. At least not if your reasoning is...

Don't do it. At least not if your reasoning is more ground clearance. First of all, I can't think of an off-road situation where you want 60 gear inches and the trails have enough technical...
04-12-12, 01:21 PM
Replies: 27
Otg
Views: 4,956
Posted By M_S

Scott makes some excellent bikes. Clearly these...

Scott makes some excellent bikes. Clearly these are not some of them.
04-10-12, 10:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,463
Posted By M_S

Time ATACs on my ss cross and mountain bikes. ...

Time ATACs on my ss cross and mountain bikes. They feel like the best in-between to the respective strengths and failings of Shimano and Crank Brothers. I have liked Shimano road pedals but don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-12, 01:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 843
Posted By M_S

We don't need to know about your weird kinks dude.

We don't need to know about your weird kinks dude.
03-29-12, 10:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,993
Posted By M_S

Kettlman bagel, half a banana, and the cheapest...

Kettlman bagel, half a banana, and the cheapest Stumptown "blend."
03-27-12, 11:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,948
Posted By M_S

Fair enough. I was defending you anyways, in a...

Fair enough. I was defending you anyways, in a backhand way. Even a too-short cable for a front brake doesn't mean the brake is applied when you turn the bars, because the whole assembly moves on...
03-27-12, 11:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,000
Posted By M_S

What have we here?

What have we here?
03-27-12, 05:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,948
Posted By M_S

Visualize better. The cable is too short...

Visualize better.


The cable is too short though.
03-27-12, 02:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,246
Posted By M_S

The spec may be wrong, but MEASURE. Using a 25.4...

The spec may be wrong, but MEASURE. Using a 25.4 stem with a 26.0 bar is a good way to crush your bars and make them go snap.
03-27-12, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By M_S

I think that's a Tora with a pretty crappy...

I think that's a Tora with a pretty crappy damping system, but it's a good (if heavy) chassis, and you may be able to retrofit it with some different internals down the line if you so choose. For 80...
03-27-12, 12:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,123
Posted By M_S

I like Hutchison Blulldogs as a mud/loose...

I like Hutchison Blulldogs as a mud/loose conditions tire. Huge volume as well. Stoked to try the Clement PDXs though. Nothing but good reviews on them.
03-27-12, 10:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,490
Posted By M_S

The 80s: truly a decade of understated simplicity...

The 80s: truly a decade of understated simplicity and elegance.
03-25-12, 11:05 PM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,179,649
Posted By M_S

Is the saddle angled that way for cultural...

Is the saddle angled that way for cultural reasons?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-12, 03:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,362
Posted By M_S

Aksiums aren't much better than the low-end...

Aksiums aren't much better than the low-end Shimanos. I would get the 105 version without question and use the saved money to upgrade contact points if needed, and/or wheels. Or just spend less,...
03-21-12, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,921
Posted By M_S

Not with cartridge bearings.

Not with cartridge bearings.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-12, 12:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 723
Posted By M_S

Gatorksins have the flat protection part covered...

Gatorksins have the flat protection part covered pretty well, but the wet weather grip is horrible. Generally speaking for wet weather I would run as wide of a tire as you can in your frame and...
03-10-12, 10:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,757
Posted By M_S

Anything with track geo and tight clearances is...

Anything with track geo and tight clearances is probably not what OP wants. If it were me with those criteria I would go with the Furley and a change of tires for street use, as it is the most...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-12, 03:48 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,795
Posted By M_S

130 is a huge fail, but not surprising. We'll...

130 is a huge fail, but not surprising. We'll probably see lots of hubs that can be converted, like DT.
03-08-12, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By M_S

I strongly recommend something with the same...

I strongly recommend something with the same number of spoke holes as the hubs.
03-07-12, 10:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,614
Posted By M_S

The spoon is great for me. Mine has a creak...

The spoon is great for me. Mine has a creak after a couple of years on my mountain bike and thousands of miles touring and commuting, but ****, it was 30 dollars. Probably the best deal bike...
03-07-12, 10:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,614
Posted By M_S

Nicely done.

Nicely done.
03-07-12, 04:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,488
Posted By M_S

That was really... good? #watcheditthreetimes

That was really... good?

#watcheditthreetimes
03-06-12, 11:15 PM
Replies: 4,634
Views: 533,230
Posted By M_S

Not such a good thing off road...

Not such a good thing off road...
03-06-12, 10:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By M_S

Single digits tonight...

Single digits tonight...
03-06-12, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4,634
Views: 533,230
Posted By M_S

Dat seat tube clearance with the Grifos.

Dat seat tube clearance with the Grifos.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-12, 11:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,489
Posted By M_S

Aaaaand this thread is four pages.

Aaaaand this thread is four pages.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-12, 11:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,337
Posted By M_S

Those are all pretty ugly. Why are bikes so ugly?

Those are all pretty ugly. Why are bikes so ugly?
Forum: Touring
03-05-12, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4,338
Views: 2,017,392
Posted By M_S

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/310458_10...

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/310458_10150397291777305_751727304_8038206_248692753_n.jpg
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03-05-12, 01:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,178
Posted By M_S

10 minutes. You're quick.

10 minutes. You're quick.
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