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Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-15, 08:01 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 53,213
Posted By blacksquid

Hi Byron, This was the first year on the...

Hi Byron,

This was the first year on the Orca redesign from 2007. I didn't keep it very long as I recall, replaced it with a Pegoretti. The ride was fantastic, stiff and super responsive when...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-13, 12:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,310
Posted By blacksquid

Respectfully disagree. Poorly thought out bike...

Respectfully disagree. Poorly thought out bike lanes, ones that run next to a line of parked cars and start and stop without notice are the worst. At least with MUPs you know what you're getting.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-13, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,040
Posted By blacksquid

The retention system on my Bell Volt broke one...

The retention system on my Bell Volt broke one very cold day and Bell sent me a replacement no questions.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-13, 06:42 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 14,866
Posted By blacksquid

Tell that to my Pegoretti! She's big-boned!

Tell that to my Pegoretti! She's big-boned!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-13, 12:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,899
Posted By blacksquid

Virgin America only charges $50 each way to ship...

Virgin America only charges $50 each way to ship a bike but they only have a handful of routes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-13, 12:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,038
Posted By blacksquid

It'd be nice to see productions bikes speced with...

It'd be nice to see productions bikes speced with Campy gruppos. Centaur and Athena offer some of the best values in group sets.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-13, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By blacksquid

I've also had good luck with the Park Tire Boot.

I've also had good luck with the Park Tire Boot.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-13, 12:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,332
Posted By blacksquid

The chamois is still going strong after 2 years. ...

The chamois is still going strong after 2 years. No compression at all.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-13, 04:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,332
Posted By blacksquid

Rapha produces quality goods regardless of what...

Rapha produces quality goods regardless of what botto says. ;)

I've got a number of jerseys, bibs, jackets, and outerwear. Good stuff. My favorites are the Winter Jersey and bibs. These keep me...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-13, 04:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,987
Posted By blacksquid

Buy Neutron Ultra new from Wiggle in the UK with...

Buy Neutron Ultra new from Wiggle in the UK with free shipping for a smidge over $600:

http://www.wiggle.com/campagnolo-neutron-ultra-clincher-road-bike-wheelset/
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-13, 06:44 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 14,739
Posted By blacksquid

Order has been placed. Thanks for putting this...

Order has been placed. Thanks for putting this together.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-13, 02:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,582
Posted By blacksquid

Do you have a nice housing loop running into the...

Do you have a nice housing loop running into the rear der so that the cable is going straight in?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-13, 04:35 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 12,149
Posted By blacksquid

One more thread with pics and a link to the...

One more thread with pics and a link to the Primal store would be great. We've got the minimum commitments from folks here and a new thread will possibly pull in more folks.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-13, 03:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 871
Posted By blacksquid

My bike sits lonely Too humid to take her out ...

My bike sits lonely
Too humid to take her out
Regrets await me
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-13, 06:26 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,031
Posted By blacksquid

Right ... I'm guessing you've been 6-7...

Right ...

I'm guessing you've been 6-7 meters off the ground with a bad landing and felt good about it. Try spending a week in Fontainebleau. It's very technical and if your technique is bad,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-13, 03:16 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 12,149
Posted By blacksquid

Oh yeah, Danielle@Primal rocks! She helped us...

Oh yeah, Danielle@Primal rocks! She helped us get our team kit order in with less than the required minimums for shorts/bibs.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-13, 03:15 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 12,149
Posted By blacksquid

Thanks for seeing this through to this point! ...

Thanks for seeing this through to this point! The rest is up to us.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-13, 06:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,371
Posted By blacksquid

If the tire should fail, you'll want it on the...

If the tire should fail, you'll want it on the back where your control will be much better.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-13, 05:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,371
Posted By blacksquid

This. I'd move the tire to the rear wheel as...

This. I'd move the tire to the rear wheel as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-13, 02:35 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 12,149
Posted By blacksquid

Almost there on the jerseys

Almost there on the jerseys
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-13, 05:36 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 12,149
Posted By blacksquid

I appreciate the effort that RT, rpenmanparker,...

I appreciate the effort that RT, rpenmanparker, enjoi07, and David Broon have put into this. I'm very much "in" and hope we can make minimums. Danielle at Primal worked with us to reduce the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-13, 05:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,899
Posted By blacksquid

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:AN...

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSbsAyc5pCbPC0Snke5fXnv-1jjPl7ocgz6G-QQzzf_K0DTaxz2ng
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-13, 05:30 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 16,480
Posted By blacksquid

http://www.calfeedesign.com/wp-content/uploads/201...

http://www.calfeedesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Tetra-Di2-Nude-with-Red-Highlights-Complete-Bike.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-13, 03:31 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 16,480
Posted By blacksquid

Dario Pegoretti ...

Dario Pegoretti

http://www.pegoretticicli.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/big_images/pegoretti_nahbs_2010_45.jpg

...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-13, 10:22 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 12,149
Posted By blacksquid

We used Primal for our MS150 Team this year. ...

We used Primal for our MS150 Team this year. Overall, I was pretty pleased with the kit . My only concern is with the bibs being somewhat transparent. We upgraded to the Pro T9 bibs. Bib cost was...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-13, 01:52 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 12,149
Posted By blacksquid

So, where are the numbers? I'm still in.

So, where are the numbers? I'm still in.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-13, 04:59 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 12,149
Posted By blacksquid

What are the order minimums?

What are the order minimums?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-13, 02:53 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 12,149
Posted By blacksquid

I'm in ... jersey - lg bibs - lg

I'm in ...

jersey - lg
bibs - lg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-13, 03:27 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 16,144
Posted By blacksquid

If you're willing to do the work, I'd be more...

If you're willing to do the work, I'd be more than willing to help subsidize your kit (jersey & bibs). You'd need to get an idea of how many are serious about buying.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-13, 04:58 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 16,144
Posted By blacksquid

I'll be watching. I'm in if this goes anywhere.

I'll be watching. I'm in if this goes anywhere.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-13, 03:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,208
Posted By blacksquid

Yeah, I read the entire review. I love the look...

Yeah, I read the entire review. I love the look of the 1999-2006 Campy Record hubs and have built a couple of wheel sets using these. They're beautiful, roll forever, and are easily maintained. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-13, 05:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,208
Posted By blacksquid

http://fairwheelbikes.com/c/updates-and-news/2012-...

http://fairwheelbikes.com/c/updates-and-news/2012-hub-review-information-overload.html
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-13, 06:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,905
Posted By blacksquid

I bought a set of Campy Neutron Ultras from this...

I bought a set of Campy Neutron Ultras from this outfit. Shamals w/Shimano freehub for a little over $800 shipped:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-13, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 557
Posted By blacksquid

Hains Point is boring but if you're looking to...

Hains Point is boring but if you're looking to ride during the week, it may be the best choice. Just watch the stop signs 'cause the Park Police have been known to ticket.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-13, 03:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 557
Posted By blacksquid

These guys run a shop ride on Sunday morning that...

These guys run a shop ride on Sunday morning that would be worth it for you. They're on 14th and Q St NW. The shop ride runs across D.C. to MacArthur Blvd then up to Potomac.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-13, 02:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,824
Posted By blacksquid

Spendy for sure, but made to order. ...

Spendy for sure, but made to order. http://www.royceuk.co.uk/Q-R-Skewers-Talent-pair.html
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-13, 07:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,824
Posted By blacksquid

Still love my Record skewers though I did find...

Still love my Record skewers though I did find these fancy Royce skewers:

http://www.totalcycling.com/images/large/4533_6020_183919.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-13, 04:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,663
Posted By blacksquid

Are you from Japan or something???

Are you from Japan or something???
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-13, 02:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By blacksquid

Mostly minor damage (cosmetic)?? I'd get the...

Mostly minor damage (cosmetic)?? I'd get the Enve wheels if they're offering. That's quite an upgrade from the Ultegra wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-13, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By blacksquid

How badly are the wheels damaged?

How badly are the wheels damaged?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-13, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By blacksquid

To answer your other question, emphatically yes,...

To answer your other question, emphatically yes, Chorus is a great gruppo. Probably the best value in the Campy line.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-13, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By blacksquid

Gruppo. It makes sense to try Campy if you can. ...

Gruppo. It makes sense to try Campy if you can. I don't have any problems using the thumb button from the drops but I have largish hands. For others, a small hand adjustment should get you to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-13, 02:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,291
Posted By blacksquid

Not a fan of the bar clamp. I've got a Ritchey...

Not a fan of the bar clamp. I've got a Ritchey Classic stem on my Marcelo. It's really clean. Is it possible to use a modern 4-bolt bar clamp?

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-13, 06:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,048
Posted By blacksquid

Rapha uses something called Cold Black technology...

Rapha uses something called Cold Black technology on their black pro team jerseys. I noticed no appreciable difference in the sweltering DC summers when compared to my other lighter jerseys.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-13, 03:58 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,158
Posted By blacksquid

I recently bought a set of Campy Neutron Ultras...

I recently bought a set of Campy Neutron Ultras for a little over $600. Hand-built by Italian elves and right at ~1500g. The advantage for the Vitesse is the 23mm width. Mounting Contis on these...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-13, 05:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,435
Posted By blacksquid

Oohhh! Orange bar tape. Where'd you get it? ...

Oohhh! Orange bar tape. Where'd you get it? I've got blue leather bar tape with orange stitching from HandleBra.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-13, 03:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,711
Posted By blacksquid

If the HandleBra tape is too spendy for you,...

If the HandleBra tape is too spendy for you, Selle San Marco has bar tape made of Lorica, a synthetic material, that I used before I got the HandleBra tape. Lorica is used by Sportiva on some of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-13, 09:45 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,711
Posted By blacksquid

I've got HandleBra bar tape on 2 bikes and so...

I've got HandleBra bar tape on 2 bikes and so far, no problems in the rain or damp weather. It comes with a water repellant coating that can be reapplied as needed.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-13, 08:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,711
Posted By blacksquid

HandleBra. http://handlebra.com/ ...

HandleBra.

http://handlebra.com/

http://handlebra.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/multiple_wp.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-13, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By blacksquid

Veloflex Open 23 is 195 +/-10%. Actual weight...

Veloflex Open 23 is 195 +/-10%. Actual weight for mine are ~198g.
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