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Forum: Touring
05-18-09, 10:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,569
Posted By thebigmrT

My vote is for the Salsa Fargo, that bike is...

My vote is for the Salsa Fargo, that bike is freaking awesome for the price. You could run 26" wheels on it, since it has disc brakes, it just might handle a little funny and have a crazy amount of...
Forum: Touring
05-18-09, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By thebigmrT

this years Tiagra is 2006's 105..right? Damn...

this years Tiagra is 2006's 105..right? Damn marketers, trying to make their stuff sound as good as possible...hah!
Forum: Touring
05-18-09, 10:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,507
Posted By thebigmrT

i've done touring with and without a stove...one...

i've done touring with and without a stove...one of my tours without was actually the northern 500 miles of California, along route 101/1..You do pass at least one place a day to buy food. My buddy...
04-20-09, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By thebigmrT

That is only true if you're using a derailleur or...

That is only true if you're using a derailleur or singulator or the like. Which does make the whole process much easier.

Most of the time you can get away without respacing the hub, which is...
04-20-09, 11:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,139
Posted By thebigmrT

I only read about half of the posts, so these...

I only read about half of the posts, so these were probably said but as a mechanic this is what I check for when there is a mysterious creak... make sure bottom bracket is tight, if possible, remove...
Forum: Touring
07-24-08, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,421
Posted By thebigmrT

I can't vouch for the schwinn carbon fork but I...

I can't vouch for the schwinn carbon fork but I just went on tour with a friend who had an Easton EC-90X fork on his bike and had front panniers, a small rack with a sleeping bag on it, and a...
07-19-07, 05:41 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,144,893
Posted By thebigmrT

mmmm....view camera...please tell me you don't...

mmmm....view camera...please tell me you don't just use that in the studio...haha
07-08-07, 10:47 AM
Replies: 744
Views: 29,326
Posted By thebigmrT

the 56cm frame is 4 lbs and the uncut fork is...

the 56cm frame is 4 lbs and the uncut fork is 2lbs, i weighed mine at my shop yesterday hah
05-22-07, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 275
Posted By thebigmrT

stem: im assuming you loosened the bolt on the...

stem: im assuming you loosened the bolt on the top of the stem, and if when you did that its still stuck the first question is- is the head still sitting where it was, or as you loosened it, did it...
Forum: Touring
05-22-07, 02:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,698
Posted By thebigmrT

I personally use Dr Bronner's Unscented for...

I personally use Dr Bronner's Unscented for everything, hair, body, face, clothes, dishes, whatever.

But there's a lot more out there to choose from, just make sure whatever you choose is designed...
05-11-07, 06:13 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,144,893
Posted By thebigmrT

it's funny you say that...i just saw this bike...

it's funny you say that...i just saw this bike today locked up on sansom i think
05-02-07, 06:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,238
Posted By thebigmrT

my room mates and i are definitely going

my room mates and i are definitely going
04-26-07, 11:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,558
Posted By thebigmrT

we sell them in my shop and it's exactly who it's...

we sell them in my shop and it's exactly who it's geared for...we're supposedly a high end road bike shop but i'd say 3/4 of the people that come in want a cheap ass bike to "get around town" and...
04-20-07, 11:49 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 39,040
Posted By thebigmrT

i ride aluminum because the bike is light and...

i ride aluminum because the bike is light and stiff, not stiff just because it's aluminum, but stiff because my tubing is freakin huge!

oh yeah and my bike was backed into by a car that hopped the...
02-27-07, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By thebigmrT

i see them a lot on entry level mountain bikes...

i see them a lot on entry level mountain bikes coming into my shop...all with stripped splines, i'd stay away
I think Truvativ has BBs with less splines though, i'd assume they are just ISIS
02-15-07, 02:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,474
Posted By thebigmrT

I'm no longer riding a Taiwanese bike, but I...

I'm no longer riding a Taiwanese bike, but I still remember my roots!
My first fixed gear a long time ago...
http://inlinethumb45.webshots.com/2668/2549215020071474742S600x600Q85.jpg...
02-15-07, 02:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,474
Posted By thebigmrT

Looks like the 3T Mutant ...

Looks like the 3T Mutant
http://www.gottaridebikes.com/page/GRB/PROD/3ts/3TS0007
that but silver
Forum: Touring
02-15-07, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By thebigmrT

I'm not sure how much your willing to spend to...

I'm not sure how much your willing to spend to get this perfect fit, but there's a local bike builder in philly called Bilenky. The website is just www.bilenky.com I know he makes some pretty nice...
Forum: Touring
02-15-07, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,013,450
Posted By thebigmrT

My Miyata Two-Ten on my trip down half of the...

My Miyata Two-Ten on my trip down half of the Californian coast this past summer....
http://inlinethumb56.webshots.com/2103/2354933200071474742S500x500Q85.jpg...
02-14-07, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 456,226
Posted By thebigmrT

I have a brand new MKS chain tensioner, but it...

I have a brand new MKS chain tensioner, but it only does rear dropouts up to 8mm
I need something that can do thicker. Doesn't have to be brand new or perfect condition. Just working....
02-13-07, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 280,479
Posted By thebigmrT

*edit* yeah sorry, wrong thread...im an...

*edit* yeah sorry, wrong thread...im an idiot..moved to trade thread
02-13-07, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By thebigmrT

go to your LBS..even if they dont stock them they...

go to your LBS..even if they dont stock them they can usually order a ton of tires(including the T-servs or better yet the Rubinos) through a distributor

*edit* in any color you'd like
02-12-07, 09:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,325
Posted By thebigmrT

right on the money and is the rocking before or...

right on the money
and is the rocking before or after you found this messed up crown in there? eitherway rocking ususally means its not tight enough, but if u've been riding around with it like that...
02-11-07, 04:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,948
Posted By thebigmrT

idk how serious you are about the banana, but i...

idk how serious you are about the banana, but i know brooks says if u put a coat of proofide on the bottom of the saddle and dont wipe it off it'll protect it from water splashing up on it
02-11-07, 10:38 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 23,928
Posted By thebigmrT

yeah good call...i dont normally have the right...

yeah good call...i dont normally have the right plugs for my tape so i didnt think about it..but its exactly the same stuff as the stella azzura stuff...
02-11-07, 10:30 AM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,144,893
Posted By thebigmrT

yeah if ur not into crazy tubing this bike isnt...

yeah if ur not into crazy tubing this bike isnt for you...im surprised you didnt mention the taper in the downtube, and not only does it taper as it gets to the head tube, but about halfway down it...
02-10-07, 11:40 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 23,928
Posted By thebigmrT

this frame as since been sold but i used to ride...

this frame as since been sold but i used to ride this up until about two weeks ago..
http://inlinethumb22.webshots.com/1301/2027066510071474742S500x500Q85.jpg...
02-10-07, 11:38 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 23,928
Posted By thebigmrT

is that that stella azzura tape?? how do you like...

is that that stella azzura tape?? how do you like it?? i love the look of it, but im curious to how it rides
02-10-07, 11:24 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,144,893
Posted By thebigmrT

ehhh that pat kid is alright....haha and thanks...

ehhh that pat kid is alright....haha and thanks man ill see you tomorrow at work and u can take it for a spin..ill bring in some regular pedals
02-10-07, 11:23 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,144,893
Posted By thebigmrT

yeah i also had one screw strip while i was first...

yeah i also had one screw strip while i was first building it....other than that they seem to hold up alright

and the ridley is currently for street...but once it gets warmer out ill take it up...
02-10-07, 01:26 AM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,144,893
Posted By thebigmrT

freshly built up today.... ...

freshly built up today....
http://inlinethumb07.webshots.com/902/2275067300071474742S500x500Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2275067300071474742qTMTRJ)
01-26-07, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,054
Posted By thebigmrT

there's actually a company out there that makes...

there's actually a company out there that makes them, maybe not as drastic...i cant remember the name but i know bobby julich(the CSC rider) rides one and says its the best thing in the world. and...
01-25-07, 06:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,998
Posted By thebigmrT

well according to the manufacturers the open pros...

well according to the manufacturers the open pros are 30g's a piece heavier, which i admit a really small amount(especially when considering how much stronger the open pros supposedly are) however I...
01-25-07, 05:49 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,998
Posted By thebigmrT

mmm...parts list.... well i dont know what's...

mmm...parts list....
well i dont know what's too expensive for you but id would do...
thomson seatpost and stem(obvious choice to me is the 1 1/8" headtube)
Velocity Aeroheads(great weight/price...
10-20-06, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7,742
Views: 374,977
Posted By thebigmrT

not an actual part or bike but i've seen their...

not an actual part or bike but i've seen their basement and im sure they'll have some good obscure parts
http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/222737897.html
10-20-06, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 280,479
Posted By thebigmrT

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/222737897.h...

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/222737897.html

sounds like some good random stuff for philly people
09-22-06, 08:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 801
Posted By thebigmrT

i actually have no idea, i just always call it...

i actually have no idea, i just always call it the seat tube deal, when im in today i'll see if anyone knows a name for it
09-21-06, 09:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 801
Posted By thebigmrT

caliper isn't always right due to human...

caliper isn't always right due to human error(read: measuring in not the exactly center of the tube) we have a cool little tool to gauge the tube, it steps up, i think by 0.2mm and when it stops you...
07-30-06, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By thebigmrT

yeah..arent those driving shoes made with soft...

yeah..arent those driving shoes made with soft soles so you can feel the pedals better? either way they look pretty sweet
05-09-06, 10:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By thebigmrT

im guessing you sold that canondale...which is a...

im guessing you sold that canondale...which is a shame that was a sweet ass bike, but obviously I like the mark v as well haha...ill definitely be sure to see u guys when u get back and play philly
05-09-06, 10:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 653
Posted By thebigmrT

oh yeah and i think chucks bikes has a C2 for...

oh yeah and i think chucks bikes has a C2 for pretty cheap
05-09-06, 10:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 653
Posted By thebigmrT

mmm the C2 is nice...i had one for a little while...

mmm the C2 is nice...i had one for a little while and some ******* stole it along with my seat post, but anyways I now have a fizik nisene and a brooks b17...i love both....idk if that helps
Forum: Touring
05-08-06, 10:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 611
Posted By thebigmrT

I'm personally a big fan of the Power Bar Harvest...

I'm personally a big fan of the Power Bar Harvest Bars, a lot of them have chocolate or something else that melts but they have a couple flavors that don't. One is Apple Crisp, or something along...
05-08-06, 08:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,721
Posted By thebigmrT

yeah i'm definitely planning on going

yeah i'm definitely planning on going
Forum: Touring
05-07-06, 09:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,603
Posted By thebigmrT

yeah I went on a surf trip to Peru, which has...

yeah I went on a surf trip to Peru, which has some of the poorest places I've ever seen and I rode 10 hours on a bus there that I would take over a plane ride anyday! let alone a ride on a bus
but...
Forum: Touring
05-07-06, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By thebigmrT

Ahh i was just all convinced to stick with my...

Ahh i was just all convinced to stick with my wheels and then u told me about what u did and it was exactly what I was planning on doing haha well im going to go for a 60 miler this weekend coming up...
Forum: Touring
05-05-06, 09:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By thebigmrT

yeah i knew about the cassette but i wasn't sure...

yeah i knew about the cassette but i wasn't sure about derailleur...i figured the shifters were fine since they were just friction downtube shifters..i was also going to see how far i could adjust...
Forum: Touring
05-05-06, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By thebigmrT

What to do about wheels?

So I'm going on my first tour, and i'm going to be using an old Miyata that I'm upgrading. The bike is in pretty good shape and was definitely well taken care of but I'm not sure about what i want...
Forum: Touring
05-03-06, 09:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 422
Posted By thebigmrT

Flying into Oregon was definitely a thought, but...

Flying into Oregon was definitely a thought, but it's mine and my riding partners first tour and we're trying not to force us to have to do too many miles, we've been looking at around averaging...
Forum: Touring
05-01-06, 11:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 422
Posted By thebigmrT

hmm...yeah thats what i would definitely like to...

hmm...yeah thats what i would definitely like to do, but my riding partner and I are both 20.. thanks though
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