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Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-17, 03:34 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 43,080
Posted By ravenmore

No and I actually I think I'm using the same...

No and I actually I think I'm using the same tire. They had been on my aluminum wheels for a while though. They went on without any issues really.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-17, 08:45 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,595,771
Posted By ravenmore

I don't know man - sub 12 is pretty special even...

I don't know man - sub 12 is pretty special even by today's standards. Not saying it ain't so just curious how this bike got there. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-17, 05:28 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,595,771
Posted By ravenmore

There's a few photo tricks to achieve this -...

There's a few photo tricks to achieve this - including the photoshop cloning tool. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-17, 10:11 AM
Replies: 27,281
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Posted By ravenmore

+1. Also with straight Dura Ace including cranks....

+1. Also with straight Dura Ace including cranks. It seems unlikely to get it under 12 pounds with what I can see but what do I know. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-17, 12:38 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,595,771
Posted By ravenmore

Good lord I'd like to see a build list for how...

Good lord I'd like to see a build list for how you got it that light.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-17, 07:02 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,595,771
Posted By ravenmore

I'm getting a Garmin at some point. Just showing...

I'm getting a Garmin at some point. Just showing I changed the cranks. I didn't feel like messing with removing this computer for a quick pic. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-17, 07:16 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,595,771
Posted By ravenmore

Finally upgraded the dang cranks. ...

Finally upgraded the dang cranks.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v713/ravenmore/IMG_20170407_191726822_HDR_zpsizv1nrao.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-17, 06:11 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,111
Posted By ravenmore

I'm friends with him on FB. He still rides...

I'm friends with him on FB. He still rides although I haven't seen him in person for quite a while.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-17, 06:00 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,111
Posted By ravenmore

Ha did you see my post? :) And actually it is in...

Ha did you see my post? :) And actually it is in and around Austin. I think it stays within the city limits for the most part.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-17, 08:20 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,111
Posted By ravenmore

Yep. I fell in with his group on this ride. It...

Yep. I fell in with his group on this ride. It was a fun ride. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-17, 02:29 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,111
Posted By ravenmore

Ha! Yeah Austin is where the Hill Country begins...

Ha! Yeah Austin is where the Hill Country begins so we actually have some decent climbs. I remembered I still have some pics from one of the Hugels in my Photobucket. I'm the one channeling Fabio. :D...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-17, 02:07 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,111
Posted By ravenmore

Hard is relative. I've done a ride here in Austin...

Hard is relative. I've done a ride here in Austin a few times called the Tour Das Hugel that is about 110 miles and 14,000 feet of climbing short but steep knee breaking hills. However I was really...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-17, 01:24 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 11,812
Posted By ravenmore

I'd also like to point out that being a weight...

I'd also like to point out that being a weight weenie is often a completely different hobby than regular cycling. There are people who's sole goal is to see how light they can make their bike.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-17, 09:50 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,595,771
Posted By ravenmore

Good looking build. Personally I don't like the...

Good looking build. Personally I don't like the saddle angle, gumwall tires, and not sure how I feel about the white saddle/bar tape/cable housing.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-17, 07:10 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,595,771
Posted By ravenmore

Comfort and fit are more important than this...

Comfort and fit are more important than this thread (as I just mentioned above). Great bike for that price.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-17, 07:06 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,595,771
Posted By ravenmore

One thing I'm going to say right off the bat (can...

One thing I'm going to say right off the bat (can you do that 970+ pages into a thread?) is that this is a silly thread mainly just for fun. If this is your first road bike do no sacrifice a proper...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-17, 07:59 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,595,771
Posted By ravenmore

Sorry sooo a not. Sure it is a great bike but you...

Sorry sooo a not. Sure it is a great bike but you got a ton of spacers for the steerer. The saddle is atrocious. Stem is up which might be great for your bike fit but blows at aesthetics. There is...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-17, 03:16 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,595,771
Posted By ravenmore

Cool - the dark grey of the Ultegra group really...

Cool - the dark grey of the Ultegra group really goes with the scheme of the bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-17, 02:46 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,595,771
Posted By ravenmore

Nice bike - I'd like to see more of it and less...

Nice bike - I'd like to see more of it and less of everything else in the pic though (closer shot of the bike). What cranks are those btw? I just broke down and ordered some 5800's a few minutes ago...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-17, 08:53 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,595,771
Posted By ravenmore

Those are my crit wheels. Unless it's really...

Those are my crit wheels. Unless it's really windy they really help on fast, flat courses. I think they do look sharp but yeah, they are some DEEP rims. The logos are under the clear coat so I can't...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-17, 08:59 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,595,771
Posted By ravenmore

This. I have 175mm on my bike now because I hated...

This. I have 175mm on my bike now because I hated the OEM's on the bike and got a deal on them. Feels like I'm turning boxes. I much prefer 170's (6' w/32" inseam) which I'll probably change to in...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-17, 05:52 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,595,771
Posted By ravenmore

Interesting use of negative space in the...

Interesting use of negative space in the composition of the photo. Lot more than I would use but you followed the rule of thirds well.

Orange/blue coloring is interesting and remarkable that yo...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-17, 07:27 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 43,080
Posted By ravenmore

True that. ;) Gracias about the bike - I like it....

True that. ;) Gracias about the bike - I like it. :)

Did about 35 miles on them today. Crosswinds are no joke and keep you on your toes. Braking still sucks - can only imagine in wet stuff what...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-17, 09:29 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,595,771
Posted By ravenmore

I want to change the cranks anyway (crank arms...

I want to change the cranks anyway (crank arms too long). Suggestions welcome. Tempted to just go Ultegra 6800 and be done with it. Yep need to get some tubes with shorter valves so the extenders...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-17, 08:55 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 43,080
Posted By ravenmore

See about two posts up. :) Spokes are bladed...

See about two posts up. :)

Spokes are bladed - not sure what brand they are. Sapims weren't an option - not sure if they make them for this deep of a wheel.

Only one short ride on them so far....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-17, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By ravenmore

Well it is cheap. And light if the specs are...

Well it is cheap. And light if the specs are right. How stiff are they? You're right the graphics are kind of busy but if you can take them off with acetone that might work. I might pick one up.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-17, 05:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By ravenmore

Hmmm - so a no name aluminum stem is better than...

Hmmm - so a no name aluminum stem is better than a no name carbon stem? Sorry not being argumentative just never heard of Kalloy.

Just a few short miles on the carbon stem. Feels fairly solid.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-17, 05:24 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,595,771
Posted By ravenmore

Some crazy expensive weight weenie stuff on this....

Some crazy expensive weight weenie stuff on this. Not a fan of the saddle angle though. What's it weigh just out of curiosity?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-17, 06:08 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,595,771
Posted By ravenmore

Thanks :) - yeah but the 86's are stronger which...

Thanks :) - yeah but the 86's are stronger which is good while I'm out of shape. Ok, so technically round is a shape.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-17, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By ravenmore

Aaaand since I have this on my clipboard from two...

Aaaand since I have this on my clipboard from two other threads now - here's the bike and said stem.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v713/ravenmore/IMG_20170326_182646478_zpsdudk4swf.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-17, 05:18 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,595,771
Posted By ravenmore

Probably camera angle and it hasn't been fine...

Probably camera angle and it hasn't been fine tuned anyway. It's coming off. It's very comfortable and stupid light but it has a major flaw. It is a bib eater.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-17, 05:16 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,595,771
Posted By ravenmore

That was a group I was looking at. Also same...

That was a group I was looking at. Also same problem on the seat post as the wheels. Seat post is proprietary on this bike. Everyone has to turn bikes into a billboard these days. :) Might see if...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-17, 05:03 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,595,771
Posted By ravenmore

Thanks - I wanted to take the wheel labels off...

Thanks - I wanted to take the wheel labels off but they are under the clear coat. I'll probably change cranks soon as well mostly because I want shorter crank arms. Tempted to go SRAM 11 speed but...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-17, 04:50 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 43,080
Posted By ravenmore

They got here. I've got them mounted after a few...

They got here. I've got them mounted after a few trips to the bike store to chase down valve extenders and a cassette removal tool. Still need to change brake pads and adjust brakes for the wider...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-17, 04:43 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,595,771
Posted By ravenmore

I know you guys hate this bike but just put some...

I know you guys hate this bike but just put some updates on it. Saddle is coming off but I thought it looked nice so left it for the pic.
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Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-17, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By ravenmore

Yes I've seen this. I think it's fairly old...

Yes I've seen this. I think it's fairly old unless they've redone it since the last time I saw it. Looks the same as I remember it.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-17, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By ravenmore

Used aluminum stuff probably makes me more...

Used aluminum stuff probably makes me more nervous actually than carbon. The only cockpit item I've seen catastrophically fail in person was an aluminum Ritchey handlebar break right at the stem...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-17, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By ravenmore

It was $40. :) Oh and it looks cool. ;) And...

It was $40. :) Oh and it looks cool. ;) And Carbonzone has a good reputation. I was thinking someone who has bought a frame from them likely has a stem as well. Honestly the weight is not a big...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-17, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By ravenmore

Carbonzone stems - experiences?

I took a flyer on a carbonzone (eBay store) stem. OEM stem was starting to look a little beat up, rusted, and I just never liked it much anyway. Carbonzone products seem to have a good rep,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-17, 02:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,571
Posted By ravenmore

this. :)

this. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-17, 09:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,097
Posted By ravenmore

Heh - with all the cheap carbon imitation stuff...

Heh - with all the cheap carbon imitation stuff being bought online right now, still the only bar/stem I've seen catastrophically fail in person was a Ritchey aluminum bar during a downtown crit....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-17, 08:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,907
Posted By ravenmore

I commute 3-4 times a week roughly 12 miles each...

I commute 3-4 times a week roughly 12 miles each way. Much of it on crushed granite bike paths. I also sometime race or go on race 'simulation' type rides. Right now I'm using one of the higher end...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-17, 06:50 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,595,771
Posted By ravenmore

Thanks - although not everybody thinks that way....

Thanks - although not everybody thinks that way. There are definitely some people who don't take them seriously and not just here. I recently had someone say something to me in person along those...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-17, 05:29 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,595,771
Posted By ravenmore

Nah not really. Pretty much applies to anything...

Nah not really. Pretty much applies to anything that's been sitting in a box/unused/unsold inventory being sold at a pretty good discount to clear it out. In some cases below cost. That's how I got...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-17, 09:11 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,595,771
Posted By ravenmore

Agreed by definition they are new old stock. Also...

Agreed by definition they are new old stock. Also IMO a not. I have a 2012 Fuji SST that I think is a good looking bike but it gets panned here every time I post it lol. I have some deep carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-17, 08:29 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 43,080
Posted By ravenmore

I ended up pulling the trigger on the 86mm...

I ended up pulling the trigger on the 86mm version on Amazon. We'll see how it goes. I have a history of being very hard on wheels which is part of why I went with the 86's - I figure they will be a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-17, 09:05 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,595,771
Posted By ravenmore

Nice! What wheels are those?

Nice! What wheels are those?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-17, 05:48 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,595,771
Posted By ravenmore

I like old school bikes with modern components on...

I like old school bikes with modern components on them. Something about mixing retro with new appeals to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-17, 05:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 888
Posted By ravenmore

Fuji makes great bikes - or at least they used to...

Fuji makes great bikes - or at least they used to (and I'm assuming they still do). I have a 2012 Fuji SST that is one of the better bikes I've owned. However I did also buy it at an LBS. If you buy...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-17, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 705
Posted By ravenmore

Wild flowers are going crazy here in central Tx...

Wild flowers are going crazy here in central Tx due to all the rain we had this winter. Looks like someone painted the landscape in places. Need to get out in the country this weekend.
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