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Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-12, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,786
Posted By xdrmusclex

A new contender: Cinelli Spirit with a Ouzo pro...

A new contender: Cinelli Spirit with a Ouzo pro fork for $500, very tempting!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-12, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,786
Posted By xdrmusclex

Ridley Gladius on Nashbar SUPER Cheap?

i NEED a new frame, mine is just waay to small for me:
http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af339/xdrmusclex/IanRacing.jpg
it is technically a large with a 56ish top tube, but it feels and looks...
02-25-12, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By xdrmusclex

Gapers Block Crits- Chicago!

http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af339/xdrmusclex/gapersblock.jpg

Gapers Block Crits- Brought to you by Half Acre Cycling (Chicago). This is a great series where you can get alot of upgrade...
Replies: 3
Views: 3,292
Posted By xdrmusclex

I use FSA omega compact road bars on the track (i...

I use FSA omega compact road bars on the track (i ride a Fuji track pro). They have a really really shallow drop (35mm i believe), but a pretty short reach. I use the same bars on my road bike(but...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-11, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By xdrmusclex

not to mention track racing? and...

not to mention track racing?

and this!:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIwMGkqa6Sw
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-11, 04:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 566
Posted By xdrmusclex

why whay? not riding in the wet? If you get it...

why whay? not riding in the wet? If you get it wet, it will deform, get way too soft and be totally ruined

get a rain cover for it and carry it at all times....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-11, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 566
Posted By xdrmusclex

lots of adjusting, you might need a setback...

lots of adjusting, you might need a setback seatpost to get the right fit (if you dont already have one). use good shorts and Chamois butter of some sort until it gets broken in. be patient. Apply...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-11, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By xdrmusclex

more specific question: Does anyone know about...

more specific question: Does anyone know about availability of these saddles. The bikerumors site says 3-4 weeks...

also, I am debating between an Antares or Aliante, the arione was ok comfy for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-11, 05:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By xdrmusclex

WHITE Fizik Versus saddles?

Anyone have any insight on these?
http://www.bikerumor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/BAF23FB8-A150-4E38-8A54-9281A2005F383.jpg

Bikerumor.com seems to be the only source I have seen about the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-11, 06:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,946
Posted By xdrmusclex

you beat me to it! Who the f needs installation...

you beat me to it! Who the f needs installation of wheels?! I can understand things like a spoke or cables, but wheels?

Step 1) put on bike
step 2) close quick release
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-11, 03:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,104
Posted By xdrmusclex

Wait... I dont get this, if the wind was blowing...

Wait... I dont get this, if the wind was blowing so hard, why would riding 6 abreast help you at all? Wouldn't being in a paceline be a much better idea?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-11, 05:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,144
Posted By xdrmusclex

Ha, yes, i meant "26.8" Im going to contact...

Ha, yes, i meant "26.8"
Im going to contact independent fabricaitons and see what they say. It says quite explicitly on their website the warranty is non-transferable, but maybe they can do a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-11, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,144
Posted By xdrmusclex

new Used Independent Fabrications frame, problems?

So a few months back I bought an Indy Fab Steel Crown Jewel from a friend for a great price ($100) knowing it had a few flaws. So i need your advice on these flaws

1) The person who originally...
03-08-11, 07:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,414
Posted By xdrmusclex

it happened on Classon ave btwn park and...

it happened on Classon ave btwn park and Flushing, then he gave me a hard time when I got onto Kent (getting ready to cross to the bike lane)
03-08-11, 06:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,414
Posted By xdrmusclex

I lived in IL for about 4 months last year, I...

I lived in IL for about 4 months last year, I just never got around to changing it back.

As I learned in Drivers Ed (so long ago) any regular street is considered a "highway" what we consider...
03-08-11, 04:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,414
Posted By xdrmusclex

Ticket for riding...on the street in NYC?!

I was riding home from work today when an undercover cop pulls up next to me and tells me (in a pleasant tone of course, and without showing me ID until i asked who the hell he was) he is going to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-11, 05:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,377
Posted By xdrmusclex

190045 vincero magnetic water bottle to solve the...

190045 vincero magnetic water bottle to solve the bottle/cage too tight dillemma (there is no cage!)
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Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-11, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By xdrmusclex

Speaking from experience with nasbar pedals ...

Speaking from experience with nasbar pedals

I had a set of Spd pedals from nashbar for about 13 years with minimal problems and I rode the hell out of them. I eventually had to replace them...
Forum: Northeast
02-12-11, 03:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 368
Posted By xdrmusclex

manhattan/brooklyn to Piermont tomorrow anyone?

Id like to do the manhattan (Im comming from brooklyn) to piermont ride up 9w tomorrow (it is supposed to be at least 40 degrees!) Anyone in? Also, if you have done this ride recently, please...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-11, 12:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 207
Posted By xdrmusclex

Group ride: Brooklyn to Piermont

Anyone doing a group ride from Brooklyn/manhattan to piermont this weekend? I'm thinking about doing this ride tomorrow, it is supposed to be 40 degrees. Any links to NYC cycling clubs would be...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-11, 05:43 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,270
Posted By xdrmusclex

1998 Honda Civic Hatch (198,000 miles) vs....

1998 Honda Civic Hatch (198,000 miles) vs. Independent Fabrications steel Crown Jewel (not built up yet, but just the frame is worth more than my car)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-11, 05:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,204
Posted By xdrmusclex

For comparison to another Crown Jewel, here is a...

For comparison to another Crown Jewel, here is a pic of one that has the same chainstays and downtube cable bosses as mine (they are on the headtube in this case)
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Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-11, 09:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,204
Posted By xdrmusclex

Hi, thanks everyone. to answer a few questions:...

Hi, thanks everyone.
to answer a few questions:
1) there is no seat post clamp because it could not be found in my friends messy (bike filled) apartment, so I'll have to get another.
2) I am 99.9%...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-11, 06:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,204
Posted By xdrmusclex

my new Independent Fabrications build!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am building a IF Crown Jewel (Steel) I just got from a friend. The build will take a few months if I decide to buy new parts. The frame is quite stunning and LIGHT for a steel frame. The best...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-11, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By xdrmusclex

grease to where the chainrings meet the crank,...

grease to where the chainrings meet the crank, grease on all the threads of the chainring bolts. IT depends what type of crank you have on whether or not you put grease on the crank/BB interface...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-11, 08:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,129
Posted By xdrmusclex

i'm getting a Indy Fab crown jewel steel...

i'm getting a Indy Fab crown jewel steel tomorrow, I'll let you know if it is the best frame
01-08-11, 10:48 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 362,919
Posted By xdrmusclex

http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af339/xdrmuscl...

http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af339/xdrmusclex/IMG_1123.jpg
01-08-11, 10:45 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 362,919
Posted By xdrmusclex

http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af339/xdrmuscl...

http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af339/xdrmusclex/IMG_1120.jpghttp://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af339/xdrmusclex/IMG_1120.jpg (http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af339/xdrmusclex/IMG_1120.jpg)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-10, 07:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 637
Posted By xdrmusclex

please take a few pictures of your cable setup...

please take a few pictures of your cable setup (especially from the cable stops on the down tube and under the BB shell). This may help in the diagnosis of your issues. Otherwise, you should just...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-10, 06:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 637
Posted By xdrmusclex

there should be little friction under the BB, and...

there should be little friction under the BB, and the cable should never "come in contact with the frame" (it is a carbon frame and if the cable is rubbing on it, it will cut right through the bb...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-10, 08:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,626
Posted By xdrmusclex

Studies show that threads with ridiculous titles...

Studies show that threads with ridiculous titles actually get noticed and fedback upon.

Thanks for the feedback. I am thinking I will try my lbs when I get back to brooklyn to see if they have...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-10, 02:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 637
Posted By xdrmusclex

If you bought all DA 7900, Nokon cables and a...

If you bought all DA 7900, Nokon cables and a super high end Pinnarello frame and you don't know how to adjust a front derailleur, I'm guessing you had a shop build it for you (not meaning to sound...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-10, 12:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,057
Posted By xdrmusclex

i ride with a guy who briefly had one. He rode a...

i ride with a guy who briefly had one. He rode a litespeed before and said the stradali was stiffer, but not as comfortable. He replaced it soon after with a kestrel frame which he says is much ...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-10, 09:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,626
Posted By xdrmusclex

Brooks Team Pro CROTCH SMASH!

I have recently obtained a Brooks team pro for my road bike because I liked my B17 on my around town fixed gear so much. THe problem is, I can seem to find a comfortable position for this thing! I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-10, 09:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,431
Posted By xdrmusclex

I work (ed) at a performance shop I cannot...

I work (ed) at a performance shop

I cannot tell if they are better or worse than any other online sales/large lbs shop really. I think they are killing the good LBS 's (such as Brooklyn Bikes in...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-10, 10:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,517
Posted By xdrmusclex

ok, now we are just arguing minutia and the...

ok, now we are just arguing minutia and the incorrect usage of commas. Im guessing the original "garbage" person meant: "if you need lots of setback, a Thomson setback is not for you."

Probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-10, 09:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,517
Posted By xdrmusclex

not enough setback for you ≠ garbage

not enough setback for you ≠ garbage
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-10, 07:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,517
Posted By xdrmusclex

Sacrilege! I found that when I changed over to a...

Sacrilege! I found that when I changed over to a Thomson post (my brooks team pro does not have all that much space to move fore and aft), by ride changed quite dramatically. Brooks can be had for...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-10, 10:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,517
Posted By xdrmusclex

That does not look integrated. Giant Defy does...

That does not look integrated. Giant Defy does not have an integrated seatmast, just a post with giant logos on it.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-10, 10:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,517
Posted By xdrmusclex

Thomson Setback seatpost...that is all

Thomson Setback seatpost...that is all
12-17-10, 08:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,567
Posted By xdrmusclex

if you dont care about destroying the cog, and...

if you dont care about destroying the cog, and you happen to have a very large pipe wrench (i found one in the maintenance room of my old apartment building), clamp that on the cog and use some...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-10, 07:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,691
Posted By xdrmusclex

I have 2 sets of Speedplay frogs (the "mtb"...

I have 2 sets of Speedplay frogs (the "mtb" version) which I absolutely love. In not sure if the road specific ones (light action, zero, x series etc.) would hold me in a little better, or I might...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-10, 10:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,139
Posted By xdrmusclex

If you bought from R&A, they probably were...

If you bought from R&A, they probably were laughing when they sent the part. I lived in Brooklyn and avoided them like the plague, worst customer service ever, so condescending.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-10, 07:20 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,584
Posted By xdrmusclex

has anyone tried the Nokon housing to hide the...

has anyone tried the Nokon housing to hide the shift cable? it seems like the housing would get in the way if it bend around to go under the tape, but I really cant tell from the pics177187
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-10, 08:31 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,584
Posted By xdrmusclex

I love my 7700 groupset, it was a huge upgrade...

I love my 7700 groupset, it was a huge upgrade from my 600 group. The best p[art was that i got the entire group (i mean everything) very lightly used for $200 from a friend!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-10, 08:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,696
Posted By xdrmusclex

These have existed for quite a while for...

These have existed for quite a while for motorcycles, but then they run on the mcycle power, not a battery.
Or get these sweet heated bear gloves!

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-10, 09:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,773
Posted By xdrmusclex

mine were $20!

mine were $20!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-10, 06:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,773
Posted By xdrmusclex

Got a set of Fsa omega compacts and installed...

Got a set of Fsa omega compacts and installed them today and went for a fast (25+ mph) 45 mile ride with a group today and what a HUUUGE difference. Yesterday I did almost the same ride (a little...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-10, 05:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,322
Posted By xdrmusclex

THomson, there is no reason to buy anything else....

THomson, there is no reason to buy anything else. I had a Easton EC70, but for some reason, the THomson just "fits" better and is sexy
10-28-10, 06:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By xdrmusclex

the stock tires are 26c, not 32 (there are 32...

the stock tires are 26c, not 32 (there are 32 spokes in each wheel). Without knowing the width of the fork and spacing of the seatstays, or the manufacturer sayuing the max width of the tires, it is...
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