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Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-14, 09:10 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,680,398
Posted By capita

Vancouver actually. Top of Cypress Mountain. I...

Vancouver actually. Top of Cypress Mountain. I guess the olympic rings were a give away to some degree. :P
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-14, 05:51 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,680,398
Posted By capita

Been a while. Got some new wheels. Please...

Been a while. Got some new wheels. Please excuse the liberal use of filters. it was a wet, dark and gloomy day.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-14, 09:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,031
Posted By capita

I tried the rear mount xlab but I can't say I...

I tried the rear mount xlab but I can't say I recommend it. I've launched more than a couple bottles out of the thing on some rougher roads. I've tried some fatter bottles, and different angles on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-14, 01:05 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,680,398
Posted By capita

^ that fuji works for me - once that steer tube...

^ that fuji works for me - once that steer tube is cut. :P White tires go well with the white saddle and tape. hawt
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-14, 06:51 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,162
Posted By capita

Full fingers in winter for added warmth. ...

Full fingers in winter for added warmth. Fingerless the rest of the time. Only time without is on the trainer.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-14, 11:58 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,782
Posted By capita

Veloflex master for me. Corsa for those that...

Veloflex master for me. Corsa for those that don't like the gumwall. Ride is sublime. Good grip in the rain. Sufficient puncture resistance for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-13, 09:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,120
Posted By capita

Evo's got a narrower nose, little more padding....

Evo's got a narrower nose, little more padding. But if you don't like the "swoopy" shape of the regular romin, you probably won't like the evo either.

If you like to move around in the saddle, a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-13, 11:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,866
Posted By capita

Evo nose drops down more and is a bit thinner in...

Evo nose drops down more and is a bit thinner in profile than the regular. Regular romin for me. Love it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-13, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 969
Posted By capita

Got about 3500kms out of my last set of masters,...

Got about 3500kms out of my last set of masters, really happy with their performance. Used them to commute to work on some less than ideal roads. Only one flat in that time.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-13, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 742
Posted By capita

Doing the Gran Fondo Whistler this year. All...

Doing the Gran Fondo Whistler this year. All reports from others that rode it in past years is it is a top notch event. Closed roads, fully supported, and you get to party up at Whistler...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-13, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,147
Posted By capita

My first set of Veloflex master 23s - used for...

My first set of Veloflex master 23s - used for everything. Commuting and weekend rides throughout the year. 320tpi and latex tubes....sublime ride. Got about 3500km out of the set. Great tires. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-13, 10:01 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,242
Posted By capita

multi tool, couple of levers, spare tube, CO2

multi tool, couple of levers, spare tube, CO2
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-13, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,145
Posted By capita

Nitto noodle bar. 26mm clamp. Big flat...

Nitto noodle bar. 26mm clamp. Big flat transition to hoods. Everyone seems to rave about them. Not exactly a shallow drop though not really deep either.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-13, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18,871
Views: 3,801,516
Posted By capita

Planet X CNC brakes in gunmetal - pain in the ass...

Planet X CNC brakes in gunmetal - pain in the ass to set up. Look great on the bike though.
Veloflex Master 23mm x 4. Planet X had a good deal on them a few weeks ago < $40. My favorite tire. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-13, 02:01 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 12,326
Posted By capita

I own some capo custom stuff. I'm 5'8" 165lbs...

I own some capo custom stuff. I'm 5'8" 165lbs athletic build, and I need the L jersey and M bibs. L for the shoulders and arms to fit properly. Mind you this is race fit, so ymmv.

Props to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-13, 09:27 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,680,398
Posted By capita

Cannondale crest bike is hot vintage fire. You...

Cannondale crest bike is hot vintage fire. You need to find this now:
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-13, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 697
Posted By capita

MKS sylvan or GR9 pedals. MKS steel clips. And...

MKS sylvan or GR9 pedals. MKS steel clips. And a set of Toshi double straps on my fixed. The straps are probably a little overkill on a road application, but at least look into the laminated...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-13, 11:20 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,596
Posted By capita

favorite glasses I use for riding are cheapo...

favorite glasses I use for riding are cheapo Winchester shooting glasses. Something like $10 bucks. Love the high intensity yellow lenses for those overcast days and early morning/evening rides. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-13, 02:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,680
Posted By capita

Just ordered a set of Deda Newton Deeps. 145...

Just ordered a set of Deda Newton Deeps. 145 drop. 95 reach. Traditional bend, but not quite the flat tops you're looking for. Currently riding on the FSK K-wing compacts which have got some of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-13, 11:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,266
Posted By capita

Fav this past season has been the veloflex master...

Fav this past season has been the veloflex master 23. Great feel (particularly on latex tubes), great grip (decent in rain), probably not the longest lasting tire tho. Got them through pbk for ~ $40...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-12, 03:27 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,084
Posted By capita

UA long sleeve compression top as a base layer...

UA long sleeve compression top as a base layer has worked wonders for me. layer on top an icebreaker merino half zip and a rain shell is all I usually wear in the winter. Mind you in the PNW temps...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-12, 05:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,139
Posted By capita

Torelli Corsa strada comes in close to your...

Torelli Corsa strada comes in close to your pricepoint @ $900 for columbus zona tubeset...another couple hundred for matching fork.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-12, 10:03 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,680,398
Posted By capita

http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a582/richardap...

http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a582/richardapool/full.jpg

Really liking this Cannondale. As mentioned the only thing I'd do is lose the decals on the wheelset. Other than that, :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-12, 01:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 994
Posted By capita

Commute to work on SPD-SLs. Small dab of shoe...

Commute to work on SPD-SLs. Small dab of shoe goo on the cleats seems to be working, although I don't typically walk around much at all on them, just at the end of the commute when I arrive at work....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-12, 04:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,361
Posted By capita

+1 on the minoura duracage. Was tempted to go...

+1 on the minoura duracage. Was tempted to go for the king Ti cage, but I couldn't justify the price. I would tend to shy away from the plastic cage offerings on a classic bianchi.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-12, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By capita

I had a similar issue yesterday at the office...

I had a similar issue yesterday at the office yesterday. Tire wouldn't hold air for more than a couple hours. Upon inspection, couldn't find any punctures, but it turned out that in my haste the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-12, 09:26 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,546
Posted By capita

spare tube, CO2 inflator + 2 cartridges, levers,...

spare tube, CO2 inflator + 2 cartridges, levers, multitool all in my jersey pockets on any ride more than a couple kms.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-12, 09:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,127
Posted By capita

Concor supercorsa on my steel ride. One of the...

Concor supercorsa on my steel ride. One of the most comfortable of the "vintage" san marco saddles I've been on. In terms of comfort for me, Concor > Regal > Rolls.

Wife has the Brooks...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-12, 09:05 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,496
Posted By capita

Shimano R087. Pretty basic, tried a bunch on,...

Shimano R087. Pretty basic, tried a bunch on, the shimano line seemed to fit my feet well. Probably not the stiffest or lightest out there, but they ventilate pretty well, and they're comfy (for...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-12, 11:23 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,680,398
Posted By capita

Thanks! Never got around to getting it on the...

Thanks! Never got around to getting it on the scale for a final weigh in, but just spec'ing out all the part weights, I come in at right around the 18lb mark.

At any rate, some asked for some...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-12, 09:21 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,680,398
Posted By capita

Thanks man. Appreciate the compliments. nice...

Thanks man. Appreciate the compliments. nice Metro btw.

Anyways, about the stem...weight of 148g seems a little optimistic considering the stack height. However, it doesn't FEEL likes it weighs...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-12, 10:04 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,680,398
Posted By capita

Here's my humble ride. Apologies for the bad pic...

Here's my humble ride. Apologies for the bad pic quality

Traitor Exile 53

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m224/jwong76/IMG_20120923_183952.jpg


RED shifters and crank
Force derailleurs...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-12, 07:55 PM
Replies: 26,585
Views: 16,386,872
Posted By capita

I'll play. My traitor exile. Got frame as a...

I'll play. My traitor exile.

Got frame as a gift last year. Spent the last few months picking up parts for it. Finally done. Really happy with how it rides. Smoooooth. Tips the scales just...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-12, 09:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,114
Posted By capita

Have made half a dozen orders from them over the...

Have made half a dozen orders from them over the past year. Usually receive my items in 7 -10 days with no issues. Did have a tire order that got stuck in processing for a couple weeks. Took some...
06-14-10, 02:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,115
Posted By capita

I couldn't bring myself to cut my toshi doubles...

I couldn't bring myself to cut my toshi doubles to fit my sylvans. So I ended up filing down the strap holes on the pedals a bit. Still took a lot of work with the pliers to get those *****es...
10-05-09, 12:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,985
Posted By capita

plant yo' nuts on the stem. You might want to...

plant yo' nuts on the stem. You might want to size up on the rear cog. 17T would probably makes things a lot easier for you.

I found it easiest to learn when the pavement was a little wet. ...
10-05-09, 12:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,136
Posted By capita

I've had my frog stolen off my bike. I usually...

I've had my frog stolen off my bike. I usually just remove em everytime I lock up, and the one time I don't.....poof gone. Guess that gives me an excuse to get a better light now.
10-05-09, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,936,247
Posted By capita

new tire for the rear, vredestein fortezza tri. ...

new tire for the rear, vredestein fortezza tri.

Really hesitant to spend $50+ bucks on a tire, but heard good things about the fortezza from my lbs, so we'll see.
05-07-09, 02:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,634
Posted By capita

+2 on the hozan. Slippage hasn't been an issue...

+2 on the hozan. Slippage hasn't been an issue for me.
05-07-09, 02:12 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,204
Posted By capita

Brakeless at the moment. Ran a FB up until I felt...

Brakeless at the moment. Ran a FB up until I felt comfortable skipping and doing seated skids downhill. Going nutz to stem while trying to navigate a steep decline was sketchy as hell, not to mention...
05-04-09, 03:19 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,131
Posted By capita

The only time I ride with music is when I'm...

The only time I ride with music is when I'm dorking around on the BMX and away from traffic. Heavy doses of Maiden, Sabbath and Zeppelin usually.
05-04-09, 12:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,665
Posted By capita

I have to deflate the rear tire in order to get...

I have to deflate the rear tire in order to get all the way forward into the track end to get enough slack in the chain to get the rear wheel off. Clearance is very tight, as my chain is bit short...
04-14-09, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,936,247
Posted By capita

Fizik bartape. Its nice. Much cushier than the...

Fizik bartape. Its nice. Much cushier than the cloth I was using.
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