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09-07-17, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 980
Posted By Mtbnomore

Hey, I grew up in Tucson. Sabino class of 2000. ...

Hey, I grew up in Tucson. Sabino class of 2000.

Anyhow, there are a number of bike storage options that would keep dirt and grime off of the floor (assuming that's the issue). Wall-mounted...
09-03-17, 03:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,933
Posted By Mtbnomore

Rocklin here (off 80 towards Auburn), checking in...

Rocklin here (off 80 towards Auburn), checking in at a brisk 107 today. It was 85 already when I got on my bike at 8:00 this morning. I'll be trying again tomorrow morning closer to 7:00, when it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-17, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,473
Posted By Mtbnomore

It's not them. It's Trek. I have an email out...

It's not them. It's Trek. I have an email out to their customer service to find out if December is just a placeholder date. QBP does that crap all the time.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-17, 07:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,473
Posted By Mtbnomore

Strike that...I was told yesterday that the bike...

Strike that...I was told yesterday that the bike won't arrive now until December. Which is nonsense.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-17, 09:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,361
Posted By Mtbnomore

The Pivlocks are great, especially because they...

The Pivlocks are great, especially because they have different lense sizes. Big head fellows like me need all the help we can get.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-17, 07:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,473
Posted By Mtbnomore

My ALR5 Disc will be arriving just after Labor...

My ALR5 Disc will be arriving just after Labor Day, so I'll let you know.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-17, 07:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,365
Posted By Mtbnomore

I opted not to pick up a MIPS-equipped helmet...

I opted not to pick up a MIPS-equipped helmet when I was in the market last year because it caught my hair, and was uncomfortable.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-17, 07:12 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,615
Posted By Mtbnomore

When we first met, I was more passionate about...

When we first met, I was more passionate about cycling than I am now (currently I have kids, a 30 year old house, and a more travel-intensive job), but I still get out as often as I can. She told me...
08-13-17, 09:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,514
Posted By Mtbnomore

I have a B17 on my vintage bikes (a mountain bike...

I have a B17 on my vintage bikes (a mountain bike and a sport touring bike), and they're very comfortable. I have a C17 on everything else but my fastest road bike. The C17 is the right shape for...
08-08-17, 05:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 25,342
Posted By Mtbnomore

I am extremely close to pulling the trigger on...

I am extremely close to pulling the trigger on this bike, and aside from the coin I'd have to shell out for it, the gold paint is what's holding me back. I'm already planning to downsize my stable...
07-24-17, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By Mtbnomore

I work with a lot of the schools in Siskiyou...

I work with a lot of the schools in Siskiyou County, and have come across quite few riders who also work for the districts. One of these days, I need to bring my road bike up with me. The highways...
07-23-17, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By Mtbnomore

Have you tried reaching out to someone at Cycle...

Have you tried reaching out to someone at Cycle Siskiyou? Contact ? Cycle Siskiyou (http://cyclesiskiyou.com/contact/)
07-23-17, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,893
Posted By Mtbnomore

I've walked over it a few times now. People have...

I've walked over it a few times now. People have made their own trail through the road blocks and the rubble. I honestly don't believe they'll do anything about it until they have an idea of what...
07-13-17, 07:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,966
Posted By Mtbnomore

So I'm on the precipice of picking up a Gunnar...

So I'm on the precipice of picking up a Gunnar Roadie, but I like Mike's frames quite a bit. Why do you say you prefer it over the Gunnar?
07-04-17, 10:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,708
Posted By Mtbnomore

Hmm. I've got that frameset sitting in my garage...

Hmm. I've got that frameset sitting in my garage right now with the original Cinelli bar and stem. Might just build it up with a spare groupset I've got kicking around in my parts bin. You have...
06-01-17, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,121
Posted By Mtbnomore

I work in that area a lot, and am planning to...

I work in that area a lot, and am planning to ride a good section of the Bizz Johnson Trail from Susanville in early July. I've also always been tempted to ride around the Shastina/Yreka area north...
05-29-17, 04:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,393
Posted By Mtbnomore

I've had a few vintage wheelsets rebuilt with Sun...

I've had a few vintage wheelsets rebuilt with Sun CR18 rims. They're a reasonably lightweight, look vintage-ish, durable, and they're cheap. You can find older Mavic rims on eBay and stuff, but...
05-27-17, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By Mtbnomore

I know not all old carbon frames had replaceable...

I know not all old carbon frames had replaceable rear derailleur hangers. That would be the only thing stopping me if it fit well.
05-25-17, 09:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,198
Posted By Mtbnomore

Aside from the derailleur hanger, it's possible...

Aside from the derailleur hanger, it's possible that the derailleur cage itself could be tweaked. I had a Deore DX derailleur that had this issue a while ago. Acts just like a bent hanger, though...
05-13-17, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,946
Posted By Mtbnomore

I've purchased a half dozen wheelsets from them,...

I've purchased a half dozen wheelsets from them, and they've all been great. I've had to do a little truing after the first couple of rides, but haven't had much in the way of issues from any of...
05-12-17, 09:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,610
Posted By Mtbnomore

My wife has the same bike, but the...

My wife has the same bike, but the purple/yellow/pink paint scheme. It's Italian threaded.
05-12-17, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,843
Posted By Mtbnomore

There's some dirt fire roads along 50 near El...

There's some dirt fire roads along 50 near El Dorado Hills, and there are some out near Jackson as well. Again though, a lot of it is private property. There are some pump house access roads in...
05-12-17, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,843
Posted By Mtbnomore

I used to ride with Dirt Church a lot, and aside...

I used to ride with Dirt Church a lot, and aside from levee roads, a lot of the dirt roads you see around the valley are private property (we've been stopped on more than one occasion and asked to...
03-21-17, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By Mtbnomore

The B limit screw will help with that...I've...

The B limit screw will help with that...I've replaced a few B limit screws in a pinch to use 28t cassettes on older derailleurs.
03-21-17, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 844
Posted By Mtbnomore

It's now officially called "Folsom Cyclery". ...

It's now officially called "Folsom Cyclery". It's owned by the same guy that owns East Sac Bike Shop, Greenhaven Bike Shop, Carmichael Bike Shop, and Elk Grove Bike Shop. Because of Folsom Bike,...
01-31-17, 10:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,417
Posted By Mtbnomore

I read this article a couple days ago when it...

I read this article a couple days ago when it came out, and found it funny because I used to work with Sean Sweeney (the triathlete in the article).

Anyhow, I have a few friends that own bike...
08-20-16, 02:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,236
Posted By Mtbnomore

This is the option to get. I'm 6'5, and can...

This is the option to get. I'm 6'5, and can appreciate the pursuit of a tall frame. Surly is the way to go if you ask me.
05-29-16, 09:36 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 12,242
Posted By Mtbnomore

I have old steel, new steel, and just purchased a...

I have old steel, new steel, and just purchased a new aluminum/carbon bike. They all ride a bit differently, and as much as I like my old Columbus tubing road frame, the larger frames (65cm in my...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-16, 08:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,593
Posted By Mtbnomore

Yes and no. If you know what geometry works for...

Yes and no. If you know what geometry works for you, then you'll know what size is good based on the numbers for top tube length, reach, etc. What you CAN do if they don't have the Emonda in your...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-16, 06:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,593
Posted By Mtbnomore

I just bought an Emonda ALR6, but the ALR5 really...

I just bought an Emonda ALR6, but the ALR5 really tempted me, and is a hell of a deal with a full 105 groupset.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-16, 05:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,533
Posted By Mtbnomore

It's been a slow year, and the production numbers...

It's been a slow year, and the production numbers reflect that. Trek is the same way this year. Call around to other Giant dealers or start scouring some of the online bike shops.
03-15-16, 10:12 PM
Replies: 14,282
Views: 1,308,523
Posted By Mtbnomore

Brian. I know John, but barely. Come out to an...

Brian. I know John, but barely. Come out to an SVDC ride if you're up for it. Brian can give you details.
03-15-16, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14,282
Views: 1,308,523
Posted By Mtbnomore

Tower Bridge?! Are you a West Sac commuter? My...

Tower Bridge?! Are you a West Sac commuter? My buddy's shop is about a quarter mile from there.
03-14-16, 06:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,294
Posted By Mtbnomore

That one looks to be my size. The only one I've...

That one looks to be my size. The only one I've found in my area was going for way too much money. Good buy.
03-12-16, 10:46 PM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 182,275
Posted By Mtbnomore

I did, but sadly, it was a 63, NOT a 66 as the...

I did, but sadly, it was a 63, NOT a 66 as the seller advertised. I still built it up, and I'm selling it here: 1989 Cannondale SR Crit series (http://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/5485699375.html)
03-05-16, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,379
Posted By Mtbnomore

Ask around at local boutique-y shops. A shop...

Ask around at local boutique-y shops. A shop near me in Sacramento has ties to a powdercoater that is comfortable and familiar with doing bikes (we have a lot of automotive powdercoaters around...
02-23-16, 10:41 PM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 182,275
Posted By Mtbnomore

I'm likely going to look at an 89 "not in the...

I'm likely going to look at an 89 "not in the catalog red and white paintjob" SR400 on Friday. It's a 66cm, which is great for me, and I have an almost new Sprint group with wheelset to replace the...
02-23-16, 10:32 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 26,555
Posted By Mtbnomore

I paid $650 for my Litton with a box full of Dura...

I paid $650 for my Litton with a box full of Dura Ace parts. I sold the STI levers in 20 minutes on eBay for $100, and then built up a whole second bike with wheelset out of the rest of the spare...
02-21-16, 08:05 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 19,352
Posted By Mtbnomore

I am a big fan of Sean Walling's Soulcraft stuff,...

I am a big fan of Sean Walling's Soulcraft stuff, and have been for a while. Even though it's TIG-welded, I like the designs of his bikes, and his segmented forks (and of course, stems) are really...
02-20-16, 12:42 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 20,554
Posted By Mtbnomore

Ones that are long enough...

Ones that are long enough...
02-20-16, 12:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,443
Posted By Mtbnomore

For off the peg bikes, I tend to agree that it...

For off the peg bikes, I tend to agree that it should be kept original. For custom built bikes, I feel that a repaint or powdercoat is no big deal IF you can get a new decal set from the builder, or...
02-18-16, 07:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,808
Posted By Mtbnomore

Don't modify the cassette. Replace the freehub,...

Don't modify the cassette. Replace the freehub, or convert the freehub/axle to a 9/10 speed HG freehub and redish the wheel a bit. It's fairly straightforward, and you'll have the option to upgrade...
02-15-16, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By Mtbnomore

When I worked at a shop, we had a table on the...

When I worked at a shop, we had a table on the wall for converting old Schwinn standards. Had to use it a fair amount come Burning Man time.
02-14-16, 10:38 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,671
Posted By Mtbnomore

I used to have an 83 520 that I upgraded with a...

I used to have an 83 520 that I upgraded with a complete first gen Deore LX group, including 700c wheels. It was cool, but the lack of cantis made it much less so. There's an 84 in a town close...
02-13-16, 08:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,555
Posted By Mtbnomore

I just ordered a set of Brooks microfiber tape. ...

I just ordered a set of Brooks microfiber tape. Not sure what it'll look like, but I'll let you all know when I do.
02-08-16, 11:05 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,860
Posted By Mtbnomore

Received my XL the other day, and it is true to...

Received my XL the other day, and it is true to size.
02-05-16, 10:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,250
Posted By Mtbnomore

There was a Cimarron in my size with XT in bright...

There was a Cimarron in my size with XT in bright red that I got the runaround on. A buddy of mine picked up a green one a couple months ago, and it only served to twist the knife further.
02-05-16, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,037
Posted By Mtbnomore

7402 Dura Ace. I know it's not what you asked,...

7402 Dura Ace. I know it's not what you asked, but the 8 speed Ultegra barend shifters are also quite nice.
02-04-16, 09:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,250
Posted By Mtbnomore

Sometimes you really hate to let them go...

I just acquired an 1989 Ed Litton road frame with FULL 8 speed Dura Ace for an unbelievable price, as well as an 1987 Schwinn Circuit that I upgraded to Tri Color. Because of these acquisitions, I...
01-25-16, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,062
Posted By Mtbnomore

My friends with Merckx frames all have Dura Ace...

My friends with Merckx frames all have Dura Ace (all 7400, but it fits their era). Looks great, and there's no shame in that setup.
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