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Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,516
Posted By Mindcrime

Cool wheels. For Lo-pro get some good ROL hoops,...

Cool wheels. For Lo-pro get some good ROL hoops, or some HED Belgian rims. Or grab a set of plain black deep carbon chineese wheels to save the budget but look hawt! Flip the stem for a more...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 742
Posted By Mindcrime

It also really depends on your market and the...

It also really depends on your market and the time of year you sell. I'd say in a large market in the spring, yeah, you could maybe get 1500. I'd say 1000-1200 is more likely.
Forum: Texas
04-29-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 59,117
Posted By Mindcrime

Great weather, though the unexpected headwind the...

Great weather, though the unexpected headwind the last 30 or so day 1 hurt a bit. Challenge route was awesome. First time I've gotten to do that for a variety of reasons. Bike/people shuttles at the...
Forum: Texas
04-26-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 59,117
Posted By Mindcrime

Weather is looking absolutely fabulous this year,...

Weather is looking absolutely fabulous this year, thank goodness! I'll be rolling on day one with a 30 yr anniversary NWCC jersey on my *****en bright red Diamondback. rolling mostly solo. Say hi if...
Forum: Texas
04-16-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 59,117
Posted By Mindcrime

See you there again this year! BEMA will be back...

See you there again this year! BEMA will be back at the same place too. I'm thinking I'm going to ride from Lagrange to the camp this year for a few extra miles (and because it took 2+ hours to get a...
Forum: Texas
04-09-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 59,117
Posted By Mindcrime

I was at the BBX. Not on a bike though. I was the...

I was at the BBX. Not on a bike though. I was the rest stop coordinator. I was out there before 5 am and not done till around 6pm. It was chilly, and a bit windy, but honestly not a bad day to ride....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By Mindcrime

At least in the Houston market, 900 would be a...

At least in the Houston market, 900 would be a good deal on this ride to say the least. Snap it up.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,173
Posted By Mindcrime

The real answer is THREE bikes with different...

The real answer is THREE bikes with different gearing/materials/purpose.

See my main stable:
1 - Carbon top end superbike - Dura Ace, super light, sees nice weather only, does not race anything...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,613
Posted By Mindcrime

Big Dam Bridge 100 in Little Rock is fantastic....

Big Dam Bridge 100 in Little Rock is fantastic. Great support, good roads, hard climbs, official timing, friendly folks. Big recommend. Its in September.

This year that same weekend is the BBC...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 39,870
Posted By Mindcrime

Actually the Podium Equipe did return in 2018,...

Actually the Podium Equipe did return in 2018, but only with disc. I have one :) Same basic paintjob and frame shapes. I have mine with Dura Ace mechanical and hydro discs. Put around 2k on it so...
01-08-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 818
Posted By Mindcrime

As mentioned before, wheels are the weak point....

As mentioned before, wheels are the weak point. I've ridden at weights between 230 and 275, and raced at most of those weights. I have a classic steel roadie, started on AL, have a TI endurance bike,...
07-09-18, 09:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 848
Posted By Mindcrime

In the last year, I've had two fail. One on a...

In the last year, I've had two fail. One on a build project cracked as I installed the derailleur, no idea why or how. And one on my Felt was so shark toothed after 20k miles it wobbled badly and...
07-06-18, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,312
Posted By Mindcrime

What were you thinking on Frame/Fork only?

What were you thinking on Frame/Fork only?
07-03-18, 03:24 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 19,482
Posted By Mindcrime

Crap. I finished all my projects (except a pricy...

Crap. I finished all my projects (except a pricy one.) I'm out of frames, and there's nothing going on locally right now. Grrr. Hope something shows up because I would love to participate... I really...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-18, 09:41 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,338
Posted By Mindcrime

2400 miles. Fastest 40k ITT PR by over 5...

2400 miles.

Fastest 40k ITT PR by over 5 minutes
Fastest 40k TTT PR by over 7 minutes
First podium (3rd)
First time I won money for a race (a whopping 20 bucks, paid my entry though!)
4 new...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-18, 08:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,023
Posted By Mindcrime

What happened to those poor poor road frames......

What happened to those poor poor road frames... :twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-18, 01:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,486
Posted By Mindcrime

I have a shelf above my clothes rod. Piled on it...

I have a shelf above my clothes rod. Piled on it is a complete freaking mess of bike kit. I pull out whatever I can grab for most weekday rides (solo.) I dig around for my favorite bibs and pertinent...
Forum: Texas
05-25-18, 01:25 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 49,292
Posted By Mindcrime

Both are good. Kates ride is not flat, the 60...

Both are good. Kates ride is not flat, the 60 mile route should get you a little more than 2k. Not super hilly or anything but there are a few sections that will bite ya if you aren't expecting.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-18, 01:21 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 17,304
Posted By Mindcrime

I've put around 500 miles on my Podium Equipe...

I've put around 500 miles on my Podium Equipe Disc. No squeaks or problems with one exception. The rear thru axle keeps vibrating open, no matter how tight I close the QR lever. I had to put some...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-18, 12:18 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 17,304
Posted By Mindcrime

I have a Podium Equipe Dura Ace Disc, got it for...

I have a Podium Equipe Dura Ace Disc, got it for my bday earlier this year. It's RED. VERY RED. And thus, it is also VERY FAST!

In all seriousness, I got it for around 3k, for a himod frame, dura...
05-18-18, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,857
Posted By Mindcrime

I have two pairs. I think very highly of them for...

I have two pairs. I think very highly of them for value for money. I have ridden them on 12 hour ultra events. They are easily as comfortable and chafing free as my santini, giro, and LG bibs at a...
05-18-18, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By Mindcrime

Thanks for the leads all. I got it nailed...

Thanks for the leads all.

I got it nailed down. Its a 1995 Peugeot Success.
05-17-18, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By Mindcrime

Don't have any yet. Bikes at home, I'm not. I'll...

Don't have any yet. Bikes at home, I'm not. I'll get some up at some point, but I doubt they'll tell you anything that I didn't detail!
05-17-18, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By Mindcrime

Odd Peugeot - Canadian True Temper w/RSX and 105s?

A friend of mine dropped off a bike for me to refurb for him. The project is going fine, but I'm truly stumped that I can't find anything out about it's origins/model.

Its a Peugeot, black paint...
05-17-18, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,817
Posted By Mindcrime

Thanks. I reached out by email, they confirmed it...

Thanks. I reached out by email, they confirmed it is in fact a Tuscany, 2005 model, custom finish. Possibly my finest steal of a bike ever. Got the frame, an Easton EA90 full carbon fork, FSA KForce...
05-16-18, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,817
Posted By Mindcrime

Identifying Litespeed year and model

I just picked up a Litespeed road frame. The seller said it was a 2004 Tuscany, but I do not believe that's correct.

Firstly, the tubing is round, not shaped. The 2004 catalog indicates it would...
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By Mindcrime

2004 Litespeed Tuscany frame value?

I've got an opportunity to pick up a 2004 LItespeed Tuscany frame in my size. No cracks that I can see in the pics and the owner confirms, logos have been removed but the head badge is intact. I'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-18, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 855
Posted By Mindcrime

This would be difficult, considering the Z line...

This would be difficult, considering the Z line was nixed about 2 years ago.

I have ridden the ever loving crap out of my 2013 z85. 20k miles. From intro for a fat guy to road racing and...
05-02-18, 03:02 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,182
Posted By Mindcrime

I will be the voice of unreason. Drop bars...

I will be the voice of unreason.

Drop bars for life.

Not comfy? try a different stem. Different frame geometry.

Drop bars offer more comfort options than any kind of flat bars by far. You...
Forum: Texas
04-30-18, 02:29 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 59,117
Posted By Mindcrime

Were you on team BEMA or Back Pew? I'm guessing...

Were you on team BEMA or Back Pew? I'm guessing based on your location it was Back Pew? I was at camp Eternal too, with BEMA. I was the guy that took off to race to the finish on the Red Diamondback.
Forum: Texas
04-23-18, 12:38 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 59,117
Posted By Mindcrime

Wasn't gonna ride the MS this year, but a buddy...

Wasn't gonna ride the MS this year, but a buddy took ill and I am going to ride in his stead. Weather forecast looks absolutely perfect. Fast Fast Fast! I'm halfway tempted to just ride it in a day!
04-20-18, 11:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,836
Posted By Mindcrime

My cheap helmets worked just fine. However, the...

My cheap helmets worked just fine. However, the quality of the pads and straps was lower, and the ability to fine tune the fit was also not as good. The pads usually wore out within 2 years, and you...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-18, 01:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,378
Posted By Mindcrime

Tour De Rouge from Houston to New Orleans is...

Tour De Rouge from Houston to New Orleans is cool. Its in May.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-18, 11:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,197
Posted By Mindcrime

ROL wheels. They have many options in your price...

ROL wheels. They have many options in your price range. I too am a big dude (245 lbs) and am also in Houston where I ride 5k per year. My ROLs have never even pinged. They make sets specifically for...
Forum: Texas
04-09-18, 03:10 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 59,117
Posted By Mindcrime

I did Bessies Creek ultra - 12 hour on Saturday....

I did Bessies Creek ultra - 12 hour on Saturday. Rained 3 hours. 49 degrees. Winds sustained at 22 mph with 30+ gusts. Still got 157.6 solo miles in. Its in your head as long as you keep eating and...
04-03-18, 02:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,155
Posted By Mindcrime

I just bought a top end Diamondback Podium...

I just bought a top end Diamondback Podium Equipe.


I love it. Process was very easy, fast shipping, and assembly was simple. Their prices are just unbeatable right now. Pull the trigger.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-18, 11:52 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,359
Posted By Mindcrime

Fizik microtex 3mm bar tape. Always. Tried...

Fizik microtex 3mm bar tape. Always. Tried others, always regret it.
Preferred tire is the Specialized Roubaix Pro 25mm, though I do like conti 4k as a secondary backup. I do NOT like gators. ...
04-02-18, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,061
Posted By Mindcrime

I just bought a top of the line Diamondback, you...

I just bought a top of the line Diamondback, you just can't beat the spec and cost right now. So far I think very highly of it.
03-30-18, 11:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,614
Posted By Mindcrime

My wife's name is Erica. The other...

My wife's name is Erica.


The other ladies in my life are:


State Monticore Track Bike - Easy
2013 Felt Z85 (black) - Elvira (Mistress of the Night)
1994 Serotta Colorado TG (glossy green)...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-18, 02:32 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,617,907
Posted By Mindcrime

Well done sir. Head turner, and I'm sure she's...

Well done sir. Head turner, and I'm sure she's light and fast. Crit monster!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-18, 01:46 PM
Replies: 18,645
Views: 3,689,118
Posted By Mindcrime

It's here, I've taken a couple quick rides. I...

It's here, I've taken a couple quick rides. I really, really like it. Saddle did not agree with me so I have a new one coming. The only thing I do NOT like about it are the bars. They are really...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-18, 11:41 AM
Replies: 18,645
Views: 3,689,118
Posted By Mindcrime

Just got my 40th bday bike. Diamondback...

Just got my 40th bday bike.


Diamondback Podium Equipe Dura Ace Disc.


Its shiny. And Red.


https://www.diamondback.com/road-bikes/competition/podium-equipe-dura-ace-disc
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-18, 10:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,967
Posted By Mindcrime

Amazingly enough, I can still go ride hills in...

Amazingly enough, I can still go ride hills in areas that are not Houston :) I may have even climbed a couple small mountains. And I am a clyde at 245.


It comes down to gear inches. You can get...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-18, 09:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,967
Posted By Mindcrime

Defense of the triple just doesn't make sense to...

Defense of the triple just doesn't make sense to me. an 11 speed compact gets you all the low gearing you had on the triple with a cassette change. It's lighter. It's more easily tuned. It's less...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-18, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,238
Posted By Mindcrime

I literally just pulled the trigger on a...

I literally just pulled the trigger on a Diamondback Podium Equipe Dura Ace on Friday. After waffling for 6 weeks it was just the best value I could find, and all the reviews I could find were...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-18, 02:28 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,617,907
Posted By Mindcrime

Kill the chain. Kill it with fire.

Kill the chain. Kill it with fire.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-18, 03:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,062
Posted By Mindcrime

So what would you be looking at in that price...

So what would you be looking at in that price range?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-18, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,062
Posted By Mindcrime

No love for the Trek it seems. Multiple votes for...

No love for the Trek it seems. Multiple votes for the Orbea and Cdale though. Interesting indeed!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-18, 02:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,062
Posted By Mindcrime

Didn't scare you to buy totally off brand? I may...

Didn't scare you to buy totally off brand? I may do this in the future for a gravel bike, but I think I want something with a little more credibility and even social cachet than a no name frame....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-18, 02:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,062
Posted By Mindcrime

Two friends, unrelated bikes. One had a crack in...

Two friends, unrelated bikes. One had a crack in his head tube, bike never crashed. Fuji initially said they would warranty the frame. 6 months later, no new frame, and they said no, it was a crash...
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