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Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-10, 04:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By Patriot

Craft Active Shorts for the Wife?

I was thinking of getting my wife a pair of Craft Active Shorts, with the longer inseam, not the hot pants version.

Anyway, I can't find any reviews or comments on how craft shorts fit. Do they...
06-19-10, 07:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,404
Posted By Patriot

I've had fenders on my Centuerion for years. I...

I've had fenders on my Centuerion for years. I run 23c tires though. However, when standing and climbing, I do notice a bit of rub. As a result, I got into the habit of climbing while seated in low...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-09, 08:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,404
Posted By Patriot

PBK had some Craft Pro Zero's for about $23 a...

PBK had some Craft Pro Zero's for about $23 a couple weeks ago. I think they'll get some more in soon. I like 'em.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-09, 12:27 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 30,805
Posted By Patriot

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g280/Patriot1970...

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g280/Patriot1970/DSC01090.jpg



I know, it's incredibly gaudy. It was purposely done as an 80's retro project. That really was the whole point. It's so bright,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-09, 08:42 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 30,805
Posted By Patriot

Of all the bikes I've painted, I've always liked...

Of all the bikes I've painted, I've always liked this paint job the best.

All it needs now is a wheel upgrade.

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g280/Patriot1970/DSC01265.jpg


And my...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-09, 12:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,240
Posted By Patriot

Unlike CF handlebars, CF stems don't really...

Unlike CF handlebars, CF stems don't really eliminate much vibration from the road. If anything, alloy tends to be a smidgeon stiffer, which helps with steering and sprinting, in a minute way. So, CF...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-09, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By Patriot

This may be a blessing in disguise. Buy another...

This may be a blessing in disguise. Buy another set of Shimano wheels for your bike.

Then, save the Campy wheels, and build yourself another bike with a Campy groupset.

Now, you can ride both....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-09, 04:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,486
Posted By Patriot

Believe it or not, the new Madones are some of...

Believe it or not, the new Madones are some of the best made carbon frames on the market right now. The lay-up techniques and design is better than just about anything coming out of Asia's mass...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-09, 04:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,372
Posted By Patriot

MAKE SURE you remove the cassette if you use...

MAKE SURE you remove the cassette if you use brake cleaner. Brake cleaner EATS O-rings. If you do pull the cassette, like the OP said, then yeah, it's great stuff. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-09, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By Patriot

One thing I've learned after trying several types...

One thing I've learned after trying several types of fenders over the years....

Anything other than a full-fender, will only "help" in keeping some of the grime and water off the...
Forum: Foo
11-05-09, 04:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,533
Posted By Patriot

I can't help but think it's related directly to...

I can't help but think it's related directly to metabolism. Men generally have a faster metabolism, primarily due to higher levels of testoserone. As a result, we tend to burn faster, thus we stay...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-09, 04:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,372
Posted By Patriot

Any kind of distillate is best for cleaning...

Any kind of distillate is best for cleaning cassettes. I find some of the best are Kerosene, Diesel, or if you can afford it, a heavy duty indistrial parts cleaner. I use Mk V commercial solvent. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-09, 02:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,267
Posted By Patriot

Wippermann Connex are without a doubt the best...

Wippermann Connex are without a doubt the best quick links one can buy. I have never had one fail, and I use them on almost all of my bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-09, 01:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By Patriot

I think it will work. But, that's just a guess. ...

I think it will work. But, that's just a guess.

I've used so-called 9s cranks on 10s chains before, and it works. So....?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-09, 12:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By Patriot

I got it for $325, and $25 for cups...including...

I got it for $325, and $25 for cups...including shipping.

I would have done this when I first built the bike, but I built this bike a year before the UT cranks came out, and I didn't really want...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-09, 10:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By Patriot

Best Upgrade, since my wheels.

WOW!!! What differance.

I finally got rid of the old FSA Superlight crank, and installed an NOS Campy Record UT 10s crankset. The FSA was so flexxy, I got sick of not getting nearly as much power...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-09, 08:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,051
Posted By Patriot

I can see filling ones tires with He, then about...

I can see filling ones tires with He, then about an hour later, riding home on flat tires.

(The Helium molecule is so small, it literally leaks right through the butyl rubber.)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-09, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,147
Posted By Patriot

One is lighter than the other. One costs...

One is lighter than the other.

One costs more than the other.

Both are overpriced.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-09, 08:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 765
Posted By Patriot

I got a set of cheap Mirage brakes on my Ti bike,...

I got a set of cheap Mirage brakes on my Ti bike, and they work just good as a set of Ultegras.

I often wonder, other than getting brakes to save weight, how people get so easily sucked into...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-09, 08:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 854
Posted By Patriot

Believe it or not, the best food I've ever had a...

Believe it or not, the best food I've ever had a couple hours before my ride is....

LASAGNA!!!!

http://www.kinderlines.nl/homepages/pl/s.Garfield.Lasagna.gif
11-02-09, 08:29 PM
Replies: 906
Views: 59,662
Posted By Patriot

In my case, I went ahead and built my own custom...

In my case, I went ahead and built my own custom lights with R2, and MC-E LED's, ofr my Ebike. I think I'll be getting the Maj-Shn P7 next for my commuter.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-09, 06:45 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,680
Posted By Patriot

Until the gear shifting operates by brain waves,...

Until the gear shifting operates by brain waves, any electronic shifting is useless imo.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-09, 02:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,263
Posted By Patriot

My next wheels will probably be a set of Soul...

My next wheels will probably be a set of Soul 2.0's. As much as I love my Rolf Elans, they are a pricey venture. Soul 2.0's are pretty darn close in weight/performance for half the price.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-09, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By Patriot

If you're willing to spen $10 for shipping some...

If you're willing to spen $10 for shipping some stores that service them will be willing to do it for as little as $30 plus parts for labor, which is a lot cheaper than buying a whole new shifter.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-09, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 866
Posted By Patriot

All Campy 10s stuff is compatible with one...

All Campy 10s stuff is compatible with one another.

A question though. What part of your Chorus shifter broke?

Did you know that you can buy rebuild kits for your old shifter for about $30.00....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-09, 01:53 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,886
Posted By Patriot

My old TRINITY bike, which I will be putting a...

My old TRINITY bike, which I will be putting a nice NOS Record UT crank on, in about three days. :D

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g280/Patriot1970/DSC00902.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-09, 10:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,641
Posted By Patriot

I got a TST, made right here in Kennewicke WA. ...

I got a TST, made right here in Kennewicke WA.

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g280/Patriot1970/DSC00042.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-09, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By Patriot

I thought it did have lower Q-factor, which I...

I thought it did have lower Q-factor, which I suppose was the whole point, to bring it in closer with larger bearings inside the BB sheel, instead of outer bearing cups.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-09, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,309
Posted By Patriot

CC is a good start for an initial setup. ...

CC is a good start for an initial setup.

Everyone is differant though, even if your measurements were to come out the same. As Jynx said, once you have a baseline for your geometry, small...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-09, 12:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,370
Posted By Patriot

Douse it down with some cheap 3-in-1 silicon...

Douse it down with some cheap 3-in-1 silicon lube, and wipe her clean. Good as new.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-09, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By Patriot

That bike is slick. How's that BB-30...

That bike is slick.

How's that BB-30 stiffness and feel with less Q?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-09, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By Patriot

Anyone here tried the PF CG-1?

Just curious if anyone tried that frame yet, and what the buzz is. I read one obscure review of guy who said it reminded him of an Addict as far as ride was concerned.

Anything else?
10-31-09, 11:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,413
Posted By Patriot

It's possible to ride in the gravel, or even the...

It's possible to ride in the gravel, or even the muck down in the ditch.


Won't help your pace much though.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-09, 11:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,075
Posted By Patriot

That is truer than most people know. I...

That is truer than most people know.


I think the fact that Lance left Astana to make his own team again, is one indication that he was very unhappy with the team atmosphere. I've seen many...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-09, 11:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,370
Posted By Patriot

Cranksets are usually not a problem. Chainrings...

Cranksets are usually not a problem. Chainrings last for years of use. Unless it is damaged from curbing or crashing, it should be just fine. Stay away from older ISIS cranks though (like many years...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-09, 11:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,056
Posted By Patriot

Your "other"? Are you married? If you're not...

Your "other"?

Are you married? If you're not married yet, she has nothing to say about it.


The only rationale you have at this point is whether or not you WANT it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-09, 11:04 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,840
Posted By Patriot

Built myself a 40mph Ebike. Found out quickly...

Built myself a 40mph Ebike. Found out quickly that Ebikes are a hobby unto themselves. Not riding, but just building and tinkering to maintain it. Spending hours in the basement tinkering with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-09, 10:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,956
Posted By Patriot

Started with an SLR. Sucked it up for the first...

Started with an SLR. Sucked it up for the first few months.

Now, after years of riding, I can sit on anything. Actually, gel saddles bother me more than the hard ones now.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-09, 08:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,075
Posted By Patriot

He dumped his whole team, not just Lance. he...

He dumped his whole team, not just Lance. he didn't want to keep pace and help out anyone. It was all about him.

The fact was, if he worked with his team, they could have taken all three top...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-09, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By Patriot

^^ I know, you can find them for $300. However,...

^^ I know, you can find them for $300. However, not all the time, I've been watching.

Was the one for $175 new, or used?

If new.... :eek:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-09, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By Patriot

an NOS Record UT Crank.

Not sure if anyone here has seen this or not, but the NOS 10s UT Record cranks can be had for fairly decent prices now. And not just the ocassional buy, but regularly available from a couple sellers....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-09, 07:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,075
Posted By Patriot

What's funny is you don't hear Lance talk about...

What's funny is you don't hear Lance talk about other ridiers like the way Conty talked about him.

Conty has proven himself to be a little snoot. Albeit one hell of a cyclist, yet a scrawny little...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-09, 07:52 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 6,492
Posted By Patriot

Now, if our fellow cyclists would only pay...

Now, if our fellow cyclists would only pay attention to Stop signs, traffic lights, posted bike lane markings, MUP speed limits, cross-traffic, train-crossing lights/gates, no city sidewalk riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-09, 07:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By Patriot

If you found a saddle made out of woven thorn...

If you found a saddle made out of woven thorn branches, and it was comfortable, it's worth it.
10-28-09, 12:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 712
Posted By Patriot

Selling my E-bike.

I know this should probably be in the for-sale forum, but this is a pretty small sub-forum, so I'll post it here anyway, since it would probably be missed by everyone here if I put it in the regular...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-09, 04:39 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,038
Posted By Patriot

Your career matters not. (says Yoda) You...

Your career matters not. (says Yoda)

You don't find time.....


YOU MAKE TIME.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-09, 04:34 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,006
Posted By Patriot

It's a Pedal Force RS frame.

It's a Pedal Force RS frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-09, 03:49 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,006
Posted By Patriot

Everything is good. The bike now has...

Everything is good.

The bike now has upwards of 6,000mi on it, and still has all original components, including chain and casstte. They aren't showing any serious dolphinning or stretch yet.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-09, 07:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,923
Posted By Patriot

Keo.

Keo.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-09, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By Patriot

Is it stripped? If it spins without...

Is it stripped?

If it spins without moving.... yup.

The real problem here, is that the screws are steel, and the der is aluminum (thus softer alloy).

Remove the screw, and make sure the...
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