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Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-09, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,848
Posted By stric

Shimano A530 road - predals - any good?

Hello,
For over 10 years Iíve been riding on Shimano SPD pedals (XTRs mostly) on my MTB, cross and even an older road bike. I have not ridden a road bike for several years now and soon I will be...
01-19-09, 11:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,686
Posted By stric

I've had numerous opportunities to use some of...

I've had numerous opportunities to use some of the applications for the latest iPhone 3g, in particular the cycling/mapping computers and I have to say that they are very disappointing in most cases....
10-27-08, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,586
Posted By stric

Problems with crank arm - keeps coming loose

Hello,
I've had a problem with my left Campy Centaur crank arm. It keeps coming lose after every 40-50 miles of riding. It's bolted onto Campy Centaur bottom bracket. This is 175mm arm, part of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-08, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 839
Posted By stric

Colnago Master X Lite sizing

Hello,
I am 6'3" and I am thinking of buying a new road frame. One of the potential choices is 2009 Colnago Master X Lite. Can someone explain to me what happens with these frames after they become...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-08, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,182
Posted By stric

Pegoretti Marcelo vs. Colnago Mster X-Lite

Hello,
I am thinking of buying a new steel frame and building a bike. Two choices that interest me are Pegoretti Marcelo and Colnago Mster X-Lite. can you please tell me about any experiences or...
03-04-08, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,899
Posted By stric

saddle recommendation for a steel hardtail

Just last week I received my new bike. The LBS put together a nice bike around Rocky Mountain Blizzard frame for me. I haven't ridden MTBs for a few years now and last week during the first longer...
01-07-08, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By stric

If you can find good used Shimano XT brakes and...

If you can find good used Shimano XT brakes and levers from the mid-late 90s that would be very cheap and the quality is excellent. I've ridden on these since 1997 and never had any problems.
01-07-08, 01:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,341
Posted By stric

Rocky Mountain bikes - your opinion

Hello,
I am considering a purchase of a new mtb. One of the bikes I have in mind is Rocky Mountain Vertex 70. In the past I've heard good things about this Canadian bike manufacturer but I've never...
08-10-07, 05:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By stric

Tubular tires - how do you patch the flats?

Hello,
I am wondering how tubulars are patched when flats occur? There is no inner tube, so the stnadard patch kits are practically useless. Does it mean that a completely new tire is needed?
Thanks
07-23-07, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By stric

Campy Centaur derailleur/chain noise

Hi,
I've run into a n annoying issue with my Campy Centaur derailleur and chain. Over the winter I did a complete bike overhaul and all parts were stripped and cleaned, adjusted and lubed. But now I...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,418
Posted By stric

Track components guide

I am slowly getting into track racing and currently I am putting together a nice track bike (already got a nice frame-now I need the rest of the bike). My Bianchi Pista is already pretty beat up but...
12-27-06, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By stric

Frame painters - help needed !

Hello,
I am looking for a good bike-frame painter here in the US. I live in Minneapolis but have heard of a bunch of good places around the country. The problem is that a lot of them are mostly...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-06, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,018
Posted By stric

Colnago Master X-Ligth - help with sizing needed

Hi,
I am looking into Colnago Master X-Light frames as a starting point for my new road-bike project. I am 6'3" and about 200 lbs. From my previous experience - and based on the present frames that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-06, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,836
Posted By stric

Pegoretti frames

Hi,
Does anyone ride a Pegoreti frame? I am considering a steel frame made by them but would like to hear some rider opinions first.
Thanks
08-22-06, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By stric

Dealing with Italian thread BB and torque

Hello,
I have a problem with my BB on my CX bike. Namely, my frame accepts only Italian thread BB and current Campy BB tends to get lose after a few days of riding. No matter how hard I try to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-06, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By stric

Perhaps the biggest benefit of custom frmaes is...

Perhaps the biggest benefit of custom frmaes is custom fit that can be achieved so that the frame "fits" you better. But of course, there are other benefits as well, most notably the build quality,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-06, 03:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,677
Posted By stric

Colnago frames - still made in Italy?

So, yesterday I argued with my buddy that Colnago frames are made in Italy and that they've always been that way. But he argues that some of them are not Italian made. In fact he claimed that Giant...
07-05-06, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 855
Posted By stric

Michelin tires in green/celeste?

Does Michelin still make their CX tires in green/celeste color? Is there any difference between green and black Michelin tires of the same type (e.g. Jet models)? Is the tire compound different...
07-05-06, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By stric

Perhaps your LBS dude is right. Yesterday during...

Perhaps your LBS dude is right. Yesterday during my CX ride I didn't use my large chainring at all. I was in the smaller 39-tooth ring all the time. I run a 10 speed campy drivetrain so the range of...
07-04-06, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,228
Posted By stric

If you plan to commute and not abuse your bike...

If you plan to commute and not abuse your bike (jumps and crazi mtb-like moves) on some easy to moderate off-road trails I think you'll do just fine with road rims and some decent CX tires. Watch out...
07-04-06, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,873
Posted By stric

I had a very good experience with Continentals on...

I had a very good experience with Continentals on both my mtb and road bikes (I use Hutchinson on my cx bike). In my opinion, Conitnentals are prhaps the strongest tires around. They might not be the...
07-03-06, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By stric

I had the chain tool with me so I shortened it...

I had the chain tool with me so I shortened it and reconnected again. On the second hill the same thing happened but it snapped at a different point. I didn't shift on either uphil. I was in low...
07-03-06, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By stric

I still use my 2-3 year old Hutchinson Pro...

I still use my 2-3 year old Hutchinson Pro Series. They came with my bike kit and I liked them a lot. In fact I put over 1400 miles on them and now thye are rally showing signs of wear. One is pretty...
07-03-06, 07:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 526
Posted By stric

I've never used one but I've seen my bike...

I've never used one but I've seen my bike mechanic once use the torque wrench. The problem was that the factory torque specs were not good enough for my riding style... the BB started sqeaking just a...
07-02-06, 11:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By stric

Wipperman cain snapped twice in a day!

About two weeks ago I asked for an opinion from forum members on Wipperman chains and their compatability with Campy 10-speed drivetrain. I received a lot of positive responses and I decided to buy...
06-12-06, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,418
Posted By stric

I had a similar problem last year. The outside of...

I had a similar problem last year. The outside of my knees would hurt after longer rides. A fellow rider toldme about a good stretch. Basically you stand straigh with legs crossed. Then try bending...
06-12-06, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,856
Posted By stric

I am currently running 10-speed Centaur cassete...

I am currently running 10-speed Centaur cassete and I must say that it is not the best choice for mud. I prefer 8 or 9 speed cassetes. 10-speed, due to narrower spacing between cogs gets pretty...
06-12-06, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,095
Posted By stric

As far as money goes, that's a good deal....

As far as money goes, that's a good deal. However, my understanding is that discs are not necessarily allowed in CX racing. It seems that only canties can go. But if we ignore the racing part, disk...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-06, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 909
Posted By stric

Alternatives to Campy 10-speed chains

Hi,
I am reaching a point where I have to replace the chain on my bike. I am currently running Campy Centaur 10-speed group. Yesterday at the bike shop I was appaled by the price of new Chorus - not...
05-10-06, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By stric

Chain cleaning devices

Hello,
I am wondering if anyone has any experience with any of those evices for cleaning chains (plastic containers with brushes and reservoirs for soap through which chains are run and consequently...
04-01-06, 12:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 294
Posted By stric

Shimano MTB pedals...

Hello there,
I used to ride on SPD M535 and M747 pedals. I wonder what the new/equivalent Shimano pedals ot M747s are and how they compare to the old M747s.
Anyone with experieince?
Thanks
10-23-05, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 401
Posted By stric

European bikes in the USA

I am wondering if anone knows of a distributor or seller of Dutch commuter bikes in the US. I know that there are several brands on sale now (e.g. Kronan) but I'd eally like to see if I can buy one...
08-29-05, 07:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 343
Posted By stric

Cinelli Grammo Ti Stem Trouble

Boy, these are beautiful stems. I've had one on my bike fore months now. A bit flexy but good enough for velo-cross. In any event, yesterday, during a bumpy ride I lost the rubber bolt plug. Does...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-05, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,224
Posted By stric

de bernardi frames

Can anyone tell ne the history behind de Bernardi frames. I've seen som reoad and track frames. I am wondering if they are any good.
Thanks.
Replies: 3
Views: 1,579
Posted By stric

De Bernardi Thorn or Benotto

Hello,
I'm going to build a track bike for myself. I like steel... lugged steel and classic looks. I came across DeBernardi a snd Benotto steel frames. Which ones do you guys recommend? Which one is...
Forum: Touring
06-24-05, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,277
Posted By stric

Ebisu frames by Jitensha Studio - anyone with expereince or opinions

Hello,
I am planning on building a decent commuting/touring bike. I'd really like to get an Atlantis frame by Rivendell, but the current prices are a bit too steep. However, I came across Ebisu...
06-24-05, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By stric

Front and rear light recommendations

Hello,
I am wondering if anyone can suggest a decent front and rear lights for bikes. I see a lot of people riding with some ofthose LED systems. How much do they usually cost. When it comes to the...
06-20-05, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,152
Posted By stric

Crumpler Vs. Timbuk2 Vs. others...

Hello everyone,
I am thinking of buying a new messenger bag that I'll use for commuting. I want something durable, waterproof and decent in size.
Currently I have an old Timbuk2 in small size which...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-05, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 665
Posted By stric

Jitehsha Ebisu frames - anyone?

Hello,
I am planning on building a nice commuting/touring bike. I noticed that Jitensha studio makes some really nice Ebisu frames. Does anyone have experience with those? how would you compare them...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-05, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 535
Posted By stric

Honjo fenders... where can i get some

Hello there,
I am converting my fixed gear bike into a single speed commuter. I'd like to put some fenders on it and i found some nice Honjo fenders on the web. The problem is that i can't seem to...
05-29-05, 12:08 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,829
Posted By stric

For quick rides around the town to school and so...

For quick rides around the town to school and so on I prefer my messenger bag. But I must say that the backpacks are better if you have a bit of a heavier load. They tend to distribute the weight a...
05-29-05, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By stric

Nessuno fixie frames

Recently I came across these really nice looking hand made Italian fixed-gear frame. Businesscycles.com sells tham and they are called Nessuno. Does anyone have one of these? What do you think of...
05-27-05, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By stric

Fixed Gear Merciers

I've noticed recently a bunch of Mercier track bikes on eBay. What's interesting is that they appear to come with fender, rack and brake mounts so it is an ideal bike for city. The new bikes are...
05-26-05, 01:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,677
Posted By stric

What does LBS stand for?

i see it in posts but don't know what this stands for
05-12-05, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,572
Posted By stric

bianchi pista - opinions needed

I'd like to build a track bike for myself, but I can't escape the affordable Bianchi Pista ($550). The cost of the complete bike is less than what some track frames cost. Does anyone have Bianchi...
05-01-05, 02:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 241
Posted By stric

Hunter Cycles... anyone

I am wondering if anyone has any experience with Hunter frames. I've discovered them recently through a local bike shpop. they are custom made steel frames are reasonable "custom" price. Well, to me...
05-01-05, 02:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,299
Posted By stric

To seom extent single-speed crowd is a subculture...

To seom extent single-speed crowd is a subculture of its own. I guess when I am on my SS I am in a different mind set. I focus more on trail and suroundings. Somehow, it looks that the lack of urge...
04-27-05, 01:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 974
Posted By stric

Pictures of my cyclocross bike...

Finally I managed to get some scans of the pictures of my cx bike.
I built this bike around a steel Pinarello CX frame that i found 2 years ago in a warehouse in New York. The frame and fork were...
04-27-05, 01:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 981
Posted By stric

Boy this is really close. But it's hard to tell...

Boy this is really close. But it's hard to tell what the real problem is only from the picture. Are you sure the frame takes 700mm rims? Perhaps the frame is very small, but Iwould doubt that the...
04-27-05, 01:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,845
Posted By stric

It's possible that the frame had a flaw already....

It's possible that the frame had a flaw already. I've crashed my cyclocross, mountan and road frames many times at various speeds 9often high speeds). It was usually the wheels that would get damaged...
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