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Forum: Foo
04-20-15, 07:32 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 69,609
Posted By marqueemoon

I hardly ever post here anymore, but I wanted to...

I hardly ever post here anymore, but I wanted to stop by and pay my respects. Tom was an great guy. Many of the upstart elements in SSFG went on to start a new forum and Tom was very fair and kind in...
11-15-14, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By marqueemoon

You need to have enough time to get settled and...

You need to have enough time to get settled and get a pre-ride lap or two in, eat something, etc... I think at least an hour is good. You just don't want to be stressed, either getting to the venue...
11-10-14, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,398
Posted By marqueemoon

My personal mantra is "find the traction". If I...

My personal mantra is "find the traction". If I have to go a little wide to get up something or be able to accelerate out of a corner I'll usually do it.
11-10-14, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,440
Posted By marqueemoon

Was going around the slower rider on the left...

Was going around the slower rider on the left going to provide a better setup for the upcoming turn? If so the choice of line makes sense, but I try to give people in other fields a wide berth to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-14, 12:01 AM
Replies: 26,480
Views: 16,206,609
Posted By marqueemoon

Here's my early 90's Davidson Impulse I just...

Here's my early 90's Davidson Impulse I just rebuilt. I've owned it since 1998.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3909/14879064771_db34fcfddb_c.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-14, 11:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,249
Posted By marqueemoon

For a mainly crit frame I would get a Ridley...

For a mainly crit frame I would get a Ridley Icarus

cheap (for inevitable crashes) - sub $400 online
borderline crazy high bb
alloy with a replaceable derailleur hanger

The top tubes/reach...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-14, 07:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,541
Posted By marqueemoon

For right around a grand a Milwaukee road frame...

For right around a grand a Milwaukee road frame (Waterford built in OX Platinum) and a Columbus Hiver fork - (full carbon, 450 grams, and just under $250 shipped from most euro sellers) is a pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-14, 11:36 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,598,683
Posted By marqueemoon

I like the general look of that Soma but as set...

I like the general look of that Soma but as set up it looks like it's a size too small and the fit looks pretty awkward.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-14, 07:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,530
Posted By marqueemoon

That looks to be in about as good a condition as...

That looks to be in about as good a condition as a bike that has been ridden can be. Like others have said it's impossible to tell just by looking if someone used a torque wrench on all the carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-14, 07:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,777
Posted By marqueemoon

Depends on what it is. Baggy charity ride jerseys...

Depends on what it is. Baggy charity ride jerseys or team kit from another local team? Probably not.

I have a decent collection of thrift store jerseys. Bibs, not so much.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-14, 06:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,250
Posted By marqueemoon

If you race cyclocross this is a no-brainer. Put...

If you race cyclocross this is a no-brainer. Put tubulars on the cross bike first. That's an application where the benefits over tubes (no pinch flats) and tubeless (no burping) are very clear, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-14, 06:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,781
Posted By marqueemoon

Rudy Project Maya. The only style that would fit...

Rudy Project Maya. The only style that would fit my funky prescription. Just clear lenses for now. I like them.

I cheap out on a lot of stuff, but this didn't seem like the place to do that.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-14, 11:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,745
Posted By marqueemoon

The specs I found for the 1.1 say "Trek carbon...

The specs I found for the 1.1 say "Trek carbon road":

1.1 - Trek Bicycle (http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/road/performance_race/1_series/1_1_h2_compact/#)

At this price point that means...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-14, 09:07 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,598,683
Posted By marqueemoon

Nothing at all wrong aesthetically with the...

Nothing at all wrong aesthetically with the classic Flite shape. There are very few bikes it looks bad on, and that is not the problem with the Look. It's the steep seat tube angle + slammed forward...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-14, 08:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,420
Posted By marqueemoon

I don't see getting out the door at 5am to ride...

I don't see getting out the door at 5am to ride as being really doable with kids that young. My combined commute is about the same. Sometimes I get to ride my folder home. My riding has been greatly...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-14, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 145,085
Posted By marqueemoon

Here's my budget "nice rain bike" build assembled...

Here's my budget "nice rain bike" build assembled from ebay/craigslist finds.

2011 Charge Juicer frame/fork (Tange Prestige)
Shimergo setup (Chorus 11 levers shifting 9 speed DA/Ultegra)
Paul...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-14, 12:51 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,012
Posted By marqueemoon

7800. Lighter. Plentiful and cheap on the...

7800.

Lighter. Plentiful and cheap on the gently used/NOS market. Good match aesthetically with the rest of the group now and will still look great later.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-14, 11:59 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 33,195
Posted By marqueemoon

Brifters are great if you are shifting a lot as...

Brifters are great if you are shifting a lot as is often the case riding with a group or racing.

Downtubes - You can rip through gears which is nice in some situations. Infinite trim on the front...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-14, 08:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,618
Posted By marqueemoon

Find a well preserved older frame/fork and put a...

Find a well preserved older frame/fork and put a modern group on it.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-14, 10:05 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-14, 08:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,136
Posted By marqueemoon

Time to ride more. Motivation to sell bike...

Time to ride more.

Motivation to sell bike junk I don't actually need and finish projects.
01-02-14, 12:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,662
Posted By marqueemoon

It's not an "endurance" sport. It's all out...

It's not an "endurance" sport. It's all out intensity for a short period. That was the biggest adjustment for me coming from spending hours at a stretch on a road bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-14, 11:53 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,598,683
Posted By marqueemoon

Not a fan of ergo bars, but otherwise I love it. ...

Not a fan of ergo bars, but otherwise I love it.

I'm running the center mount Racer Mediums on a similar setup. Really dig em.
12-29-13, 06:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,015
Posted By marqueemoon

The stock fork is fine. I've raced mine for 3...

The stock fork is fine. I've raced mine for 3 seasons. I had a shop drill the crown all the way through for a fork crown mounted cable hanger (Specialized Tricross). Works great. Zero canti shudder...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-13, 05:44 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,222
Posted By marqueemoon

Post LA-implosion seems like a good time to pick...

Post LA-implosion seems like a good time to pick up a barely ridden high end Trek.
12-13-13, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,350
Posted By marqueemoon

Shimano, TRP, and now Sram Place your bets...

Shimano, TRP, and now Sram

Place your bets now, folks.

http://www.bikerumor.com/2013/10/21/campagnolo-confirms-road-bike-hydraulic-disc-brake-development/
12-13-13, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By marqueemoon

SRAM road hydraulic brake recall

Another one bites the dust.

http://www.sram.com/news-articles/sram-road-hydraulic-brake-recall-stop-use-immediately

I guess I will stick with BB7s until the dust settles.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-13, 12:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,298
Posted By marqueemoon

I wear a cap of some kind under the helmet 10...

I wear a cap of some kind under the helmet 10 months out of the year. A cotton cap is usually fine down to 40 or so at which point I switch to an earflap cap. It rarely gets into the 20s here, but if...
12-02-13, 11:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,543
Posted By marqueemoon

Shorty Ultimates are indeed fantastic. Not cheap,...

Shorty Ultimates are indeed fantastic. Not cheap, but worth it if you have the dough and/or a hookup.

The best and cheapest canti upgrade is a fork crown mounted hanger. Sadly most carbon forks...
11-27-13, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 855
Posted By marqueemoon

I'd say you are no more likely to roll a tubular...

I'd say you are no more likely to roll a tubular than you would be in a race, but who wants to mess with a punctured cross tubular in the middle of the woods?

Either spend that $500 on a cheap...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-13, 06:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,636
Posted By marqueemoon

Get the biggest tires that will fit your...

Get the biggest tires that will fit your frame/fork and run them a little softer. It's all about the contact patch.
11-24-13, 06:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,301
Posted By marqueemoon

I step through only if it's a fast, smooth, and...

I step through only if it's a fast, smooth, and straight approach. Otherwise no.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-13, 06:06 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,598,683
Posted By marqueemoon

I'd like to see this with a -6 stem instead of...

I'd like to see this with a -6 stem instead of the -17 and the hoods lower. Nice bike, but as is it's not hot.
11-17-13, 04:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 18,766
Posted By marqueemoon

Just FYI if you're considering any kind of V...

Just FYI if you're considering any kind of V brakes there's no cable stop here. There are workarounds, but this seems less than ideal to me.
...
11-17-13, 04:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,543
Posted By marqueemoon

CR720s are pretty well regarded for "cheap"...

CR720s are pretty well regarded for "cheap" cantis. Play with the setup and swap the pads for Kool Stop Salmon and they will likely be just fine.

That said I'm going to be sampling the CX 8.4...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-13, 04:21 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,806
Posted By marqueemoon

Dean and Ti Cycles do stock geometry with a good...

Dean and Ti Cycles do stock geometry with a good selection of sizes.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-13, 06:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,225
Posted By marqueemoon

Good point. The same conditions would make for...

Good point. The same conditions would make for hotter rotors and brakes more prone to fade, but I guess I would prefer that to a high speed blowout.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-13, 06:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,225
Posted By marqueemoon

Many a roadie has been happy to sit on my wheel...

Many a roadie has been happy to sit on my wheel as I've done my one way commute on my SS Brompton.

Disc brakes on a 20" wheel travel bike are dumb though. It's total overkill in the braking power...
11-16-13, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 829
Posted By marqueemoon

Yeah. I think cross is a good application for...

Yeah. I think cross is a good application for Chinese carbon. Why spend $2500 on a set of wheels that's going to be crashed on a regular basis and ridden in sand?

27mm wide seems like overkill to...
10-15-13, 11:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,177
Posted By marqueemoon

Correct. Same goes for deep sand, mud bogs,...

Correct. Same goes for deep sand, mud bogs, etc...

Also, whether something is better to run or ride can vary from lap to lap as traffic thins out or the course gets more chewed up.
10-02-13, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By marqueemoon

I'm sorry, but I don't understand this logic at...

I'm sorry, but I don't understand this logic at all. Bikes that get ridden get some scuffs and sc****s and maybe a little rust here and there.

Nobody is suggesting the Pacer as a long term...
10-02-13, 06:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,583
Posted By marqueemoon

Eggbeaters are like tubeless for cross. What I...

Eggbeaters are like tubeless for cross. What I have heard does not make me inclined to try them.

Cheap Shimano SPD user here.
10-02-13, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 985
Posted By marqueemoon

Exactly. Also, tubes are a built-in gauge...

Exactly.

Also, tubes are a built-in gauge of how much you're using. I've found 3 is perfect for a pair of cross tires.

Just get the tubes.
10-01-13, 07:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,065
Posted By marqueemoon

Why not race the current frame until it actually...

Why not race the current frame until it actually does break?

Anyway, I race two steel bikes and would not hesitate to go steel again, though I am thinking about a "cheap" built to spec ti SS rig...
09-30-13, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By marqueemoon

Yes. Pick a dry race. Keep it in the small ring....

Yes. Pick a dry race. Keep it in the small ring. It will be fine.
09-28-13, 04:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,021
Posted By marqueemoon

Cool bike. I've been thinking of building up...

Cool bike. I've been thinking of building up something a little more weenie for singlespeeding on next year. Curious how the EBB works out.

Definitely go tubular if you have the patience. You...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-13, 04:10 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,598,683
Posted By marqueemoon

The Madfibers make it look too busy. There are...

The Madfibers make it look too busy. There are very few bikes they actually look good on.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-13, 04:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,231
Posted By marqueemoon

I was initially pretty interested in the Smoothie...

I was initially pretty interested in the Smoothie SS. Then I saw the price. If I have $2K to drop on a frameset it will be custom for sure.
09-22-13, 11:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,563
Posted By marqueemoon

One thing I've learned when the grass gets chewed...

One thing I've learned when the grass gets chewed up and slick you can often find the most traction a little to the outside. I found myself swinging from one side to another quite a bit today.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-13, 11:53 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,533
Posted By marqueemoon

Training for what?

Training for what?
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