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05-27-12, 11:58 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,866
Posted By Rippin

Congrats to the BC-local, Hesdejal!

Congrats to the BC-local, Hesdejal!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-12, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,420
Posted By Rippin

If you need to work on the front with the wheel...

If you need to work on the front with the wheel on, remove the rear wheel, flip the bike around and attach the rear drop outs to the quick release clamp on the stand. Those clamps can adjust for...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-12, 02:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,220
Posted By Rippin

Everyone is different but I would say a size M in...

Everyone is different but I would say a size M in the Look would be a better fit for you.
I'm one inch shorter than you and use a size Small for the Look (with 110mm stem).
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-12, 01:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,666
Posted By Rippin

x1000 It's all fun and games until....

x1000

It's all fun and games until....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-12, 04:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,928
Posted By Rippin

Learn to spell.

Learn to spell.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-12, 12:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,928
Posted By Rippin

As everyone has stated, replace the post. Better...

As everyone has stated, replace the post. Better safe than sorry.

I've experienced a cracked seat post as well, but it was not from over-tightening (torque wrench was used). I have an older Casati...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-12, 06:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,073
Posted By Rippin

Same here...anywhere between 100-105 psi....

Same here...anywhere between 100-105 psi. Anything lower and it feels a bit mushy to me. When I get out of the saddle to climb I do not like a lot of tire deflection and compression.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-12, 11:46 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,734
Posted By Rippin

The sarcasm is lost on a few folks in this...

The sarcasm is lost on a few folks in this thread....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-12, 02:09 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,734
Posted By Rippin

I LIKE the more subtle 25th Annivesary colorway....

I LIKE the more subtle 25th Annivesary colorway. It doesn't screem LOOK in your face, which I am getting very tired of these days. The clearcoat should have been gloss instead of matte though. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-12, 11:08 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,734
Posted By Rippin

This! Plus, if you guys "look" around a bit...

This!

Plus, if you guys "look" around a bit more there is a Look retailer selling the 25th Anniversary edition frame set for $4750, not for the highly marked up $7500. At $4750 it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-11, 11:19 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,152
Posted By Rippin

pdedes I agree with what you said there, but in...

pdedes I agree with what you said there, but in your response to my quote , I was referring to when the entire group has to stop or be cautious (stop sign/signal, tracks, dog, crazy driver, etc..),...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-11, 11:32 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,152
Posted By Rippin

Sorry got to disagree with you on this, and agree...

Sorry got to disagree with you on this, and agree with LowCel.

People in close groups react quicker to shouted commands than to hand signs. Also, several riders will hear it, as opposed to just...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-11, 11:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,454
Posted By Rippin

Yeah, both are Felt bikes. The Green Lantern...

Yeah, both are Felt bikes.

The Green Lantern is exceptionally safe when riding bikes...look at all those reflectors! :D

Oh, and the spacer-police will definitely be giving him a ticket.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-11, 08:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 733
Posted By Rippin

AND Probikekit routinely has 10%-15% discount...

AND Probikekit routinely has 10%-15% discount codes and free shipping, so that would bring it down to $1512 or less.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-11, 08:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,523
Posted By Rippin

Thanks, wheeleasy for the link. That price...

Thanks, wheeleasy for the link.
That price brings it in line with the other shoes on the market. Hopefully other (NA) retails will follow suit so folks won't have to import the shoes from France.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-11, 07:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,523
Posted By Rippin

Uh, can you elaborate a bit more? Who's listed...

Uh, can you elaborate a bit more? Who's listed the Sidi Ergo 3 MSRP at $350?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-11, 06:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,523
Posted By Rippin

Can you point me to where the Sidi Ergo 3 is the...

Can you point me to where the Sidi Ergo 3 is the same price as the DMT Prisma ($350...$250 on sale)?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-11, 06:35 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,547
Posted By Rippin

So design a pump that exasperates an already...

So design a pump that exasperates an already known problem...yeah that's the ticket.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-11, 03:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,547
Posted By Rippin

Designing a pump that has the potential to...

Designing a pump that has the potential to unscrew the valve core is.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-11, 12:19 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,547
Posted By Rippin

It's not that it's difficult to use, it's just...

It's not that it's difficult to use, it's just that it doesn't work any better than some other pump head designs, and argueably, works worse than some.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-11, 10:19 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,547
Posted By Rippin

Maybe, but I know my way around bikes and do a...

Maybe, but I know my way around bikes and do a pretty good job at wrenching. But needing experience and technique should not be a requirement to use a pump. That should be basic. We're not...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-11, 09:38 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,547
Posted By Rippin

That statement right there underlines that the...

That statement right there underlines that the design still needs work.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-11, 10:49 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,547
Posted By Rippin

Got a flat on group ride. One of the members...

Got a flat on group ride. One of the members offered his canister to quickly inflate the tire after the repair so that we can get on with the ride. I needed to add a few more psi to the tire so I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-11, 09:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,523
Posted By Rippin

Please, there are other shoes that are...

Please, there are other shoes that are "pro"-worthy with Speedplay-specific soles that comes in significantly less than the Ergo 3.
Also, the price is the same for the 3 hole Ergo 3 shoe.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-11, 12:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,523
Posted By Rippin

Have you seen the ridiculous price of the new...

Have you seen the ridiculous price of the new Ergo 3 Speedplay shoes? $500!
I mean, really.....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-11, 11:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,785
Posted By Rippin

I agree that the 586 may not have the sex appeal...

I agree that the 586 may not have the sex appeal of a lugged carbon frame, but it does have other aesthetic appeal. The smooth contours and transitions from tube to tube and the (relatively) small...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-11, 09:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,785
Posted By Rippin

I have a 586 and it is the nicest riding frame...

I have a 586 and it is the nicest riding frame set I have ever owned (Cervelo, Storck etc). I'd like to give a 695 a try to feel the difference between models. But I'm afraid if I did that I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-11, 11:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,042
Posted By Rippin

That's a nice bike. Argon is putting out some...

That's a nice bike. Argon is putting out some great bikes these days.
As for the Torm over Rapha thing - as much as I like some of the Rapha clothing, the warmers and accesories are nothing special...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-11, 12:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By Rippin

1. Glad you like your bike 2. You shouldn't...

1. Glad you like your bike
2. You shouldn't care about what others think about YOUR bike
3. Pro riders are told what to ride
4. It's all about the engine
5. Cobo would have won riding any other...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-11, 01:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,015
Posted By Rippin

Vancouver to Whistler Granfondo... with 6999...

Vancouver to Whistler Granfondo... with 6999 other riders :D

http://members.shaw.ca/nemod/2011WhistlerGranfondo.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-11, 09:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,602
Posted By Rippin

This. Try any brand of sport shades that has...

This.
Try any brand of sport shades that has adjustable nose pads and temples and it will probably fit better than the Asian-specific Oakleys.
Had Oakleys, didn't like them. Have Rudy Project Kylix...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-11, 02:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,286
Posted By Rippin

Just aesthetics at this point. It's not better or...

Just aesthetics at this point. It's not better or worse than the all-aluminum counterparts in terms of performance.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-11, 12:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,286
Posted By Rippin

huh? 3T ARX Team: 125gr. in 110mm Ritchey WCS...

huh? 3T ARX Team: 125gr. in 110mm
Ritchey WCS 4-Axis carbon: 123gr in 110mm

Looks are subjective, but I don't like the way 3T stems look. The clamp areas are too bulky looking.
I find the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-11, 01:46 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,467
Posted By Rippin

Not sure if serious.... ?? If you are, those...

Not sure if serious.... ??

If you are, those circular holes are wear indicators. Once the tires are worn down where the holes are no longer visible, then it's time to replace them.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-11, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 504
Posted By Rippin

If it's bike parts I tend to go with Ebay, PBK,...

If it's bike parts I tend to go with Ebay, PBK, ChainReaction and Wiggle. Depending on how much you spend the shipping can be free. For clothing, I stick to Canadian dealers as the duty is outrageous...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-11, 05:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,991
Posted By Rippin

werd.

werd.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-11, 10:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,480
Posted By Rippin

Here's a tip before you start cutting the ISP. Do...

Here's a tip before you start cutting the ISP. Do a test run higher up so that you can get a feel for cutting straight through. The guide that Look provides is quite soft so be careful if you angle...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-11, 10:15 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 21,060
Posted By Rippin

Caps are unnecessary but I've always left them on...

Caps are unnecessary but I've always left them on as they don't do any harm. If anything, they might help during a muddy ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-11, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 856
Posted By Rippin

That's really awesome...now give me that with a...

That's really awesome...now give me that with a live video feed and I'll be ridiculously impressed!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-11, 01:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,959
Posted By Rippin

I'd gladly buy Castelli locally (and I do), but...

I'd gladly buy Castelli locally (and I do), but the only store that carries Castelli in my area is Mountain Equipment Co-op and their selection is extremely small. On average, MEC outprices the other...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-11, 06:44 PM
Replies: 18,636
Views: 3,685,312
Posted By Rippin

I have a few of these shorts as well and they...

I have a few of these shorts as well and they haven't faired as well as I thought they would. I find that the stitching is fairly delicate and the rubber grippers inside the leg disintegrate fairly...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-11, 09:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,563
Posted By Rippin

Well, that does it. I'm packing almost everything...

Well, that does it. I'm packing almost everything I own and sending it back because they are made in China and are fakes...damn, because I really like my coffee maker.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-11, 11:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,563
Posted By Rippin

Ahem... Just picked up a bunch of Castelli gear...

Ahem...
Just picked up a bunch of Castelli gear from RealCyclist.com (aka Bonktown). Two items from the order are made in China.
So you think RealCyclist are selling fakes?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-11, 02:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,614
Posted By Rippin

That would be awesome for a bike company to do...

That would be awesome for a bike company to do that, but I read it differently on their website: "This warranty applies to the original purchaser only and is not transferable."

I really can't see...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-11, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18,636
Views: 3,685,312
Posted By Rippin

New bikes rock! :thumb: Hopefully you get...

New bikes rock! :thumb:

Hopefully you get the carbon "monocoque" frame and not the "manocoque" as pictured. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-11, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18,636
Views: 3,685,312
Posted By Rippin

It's a generic brand inner tube from the LBS....

It's a generic brand inner tube from the LBS. 60mm long valve, 88 grams.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-11, 10:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,959
Posted By Rippin

While I fit into size medium on most jersey...

While I fit into size medium on most jersey brands, including Castelli, I found that the Assos medium too small. I then went for a large, and that was slightly too big. So I'm in between sizes with...
Forum: Foo
03-08-11, 12:19 AM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 245,572
Posted By Rippin

kf9yr, fads will come and go but a Datejust will...

kf9yr, fads will come and go but a Datejust will forever, be timeless. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-11, 08:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,959
Posted By Rippin

This is me, but 2" shorter and medium tops is the...

This is me, but 2" shorter and medium tops is the fit for me.
However for the Nano gloves I had to go for the size large.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-11, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18,636
Views: 3,685,312
Posted By Rippin

Hi Namenda, They are Reynolds MV32ULC...

Hi Namenda,

They are Reynolds MV32ULC wheels. I removed the large decals because I prefer a simpler look for the wheels.
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