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11-12-15, 04:51 PM
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Posted By amgarcia

Did you ever get it? What's it look like and...

Did you ever get it? What's it look like and how's it ride?

I got a Gunnar Roadie today, although mine is purple. I love my Crosshairs.
01-08-15, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,941
Posted By amgarcia

Yep! I have 6700 shifters, FD, and RD.

Yep! I have 6700 shifters, FD, and RD.
01-08-15, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,941
Posted By amgarcia

From Mike Varley of Black Mountain Cycles: ...

From Mike Varley of Black Mountain Cycles:

"That was a while back. The cranks now work well w/10-speed. They changed the design of the large chainring. It does work best with a Shimano front...
01-08-15, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,941
Posted By amgarcia

Not new! If I have to give up on it, I'll likely...

Not new! If I have to give up on it, I'll likely buy the Shimano CX70 crankset with a cheap Shimano bottom bracket.
01-08-15, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,941
Posted By amgarcia

I have 8 speed friction on my commuter and it...

I have 8 speed friction on my commuter and it works just fine with 7 speed chainrings. I wouldn't much worry about it.

Sadly, I'm already all in with a full Shimano 6700 crankset. I was hoping to...
01-08-15, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,941
Posted By amgarcia

The only not sentimental reason is I already...

The only not sentimental reason is I already bought the appropriate Phil Wood square taper bottom bracket for the White Industries crankset, which was a pretty penny. The other reasons include...
01-08-15, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,941
Posted By amgarcia

White Industries VBC and 10 Speed Shimano

Based on this post at Black Mountain Cycles (Black Mountain Cycles: Bells and whistles... (http://www.blackmtncycles.com/2013/01/bells-and-whistles.html)), suggests that the White Industries VBC...
Forum: For Sale
12-30-14, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1,328
Sticky Saddle swap
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Posted By amgarcia

Brooks Swift Titanium in black. Want Brooks C17,...

Brooks Swift Titanium in black. Want Brooks C17, Brooks Professional, maybe a modern titanium railed saddle.
11-11-14, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By amgarcia

Thanks for the help!

Thanks for the help!
11-11-14, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By amgarcia

This is super-useful and just what I wanted to...

This is super-useful and just what I wanted to hear. I will be using a Chris King headset. Any worries?
11-11-14, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By amgarcia

Exactly. I want a high rake fork (for low trail)...

Exactly. I want a high rake fork (for low trail) when I'm carrying a front bag and potentially panniers on my lowriders. I want a low rake fork (for high trail) for "fast" riding, trails, and 'cross...
11-11-14, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By amgarcia

I felt like it should be that easy, but I was...

I felt like it should be that easy, but I was worried I was missing something.
11-11-14, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By amgarcia

"Quick"-change fork

I found a Gunnar Crosshairs frame and "NOS" Alpha Q fork for a steal. I've been looking for a cross bike for trails and possibly racing next season, so it was a no brainer.

I currently use an '88...
Forum: Touring
10-29-14, 08:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,252
Posted By amgarcia

Did you ever get your Camargue? What do you think?

Did you ever get your Camargue? What do you think?
10-08-14, 03:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 18,581
Posted By amgarcia

I installed a Brooks C17 Carved in black last...

I installed a Brooks C17 Carved in black last night on my road bike (vintage steel Ciocc Designer 84 with modern Shimano 6700 components). It has about 2 inches drop to the bars. I previously had a...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-14, 12:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,109
Posted By amgarcia

All the recommendations for a Troll. Now I need...

All the recommendations for a Troll. Now I need to find a frameset my size! If anyone has a 16-inch available...

I think the answer is n+1. My commute is fairly short (6 miles round trip), so...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-14, 03:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,109
Posted By amgarcia

I keep coming back to this point after multiple...

I keep coming back to this point after multiple tangents.
Forum: Commuting
09-16-14, 03:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,109
Posted By amgarcia

First of all, that Monk is awesome. On your...

First of all, that Monk is awesome.

On your mountain bike point, you may be correct - I rode my old Surly Cross Check on a local trail and it went "okay". I didn't have enough standover, but I...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-14, 03:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,109
Posted By amgarcia

I typically just carry the essentials in my rando...

I typically just carry the essentials in my rando bag - wallet, keys, cell phone, NiteRider, a snack or two, and a few misc. things.

I am probably overthinking the trail thing, but I would rather...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-14, 11:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,109
Posted By amgarcia

Just what I was worried about! Not sure if n+1+1...

Just what I was worried about! Not sure if n+1+1 is possible though.
Forum: Commuting
09-16-14, 11:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,109
Posted By amgarcia

I certainly have, but it doesn't do the offroad...

I certainly have, but it doesn't do the offroad thing of Hypothetical Stable Number 1 and seems to burly for Hypothetical Stable Number 2. I will add that too the list and consider it a bit more...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-14, 10:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,109
Posted By amgarcia

Help with a new commuter/mtb/tourer/campe: Surly Troll vs. Velo Orange Camargue vs...

I'm looking for a commuter, mountain bike, and camper all rolled into one (85%, 10%, 5%). I commute 4 days a week in most weather and would like to be able to utilize trails and come off curbs a...
09-16-14, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,879
Posted By amgarcia

Yes, but it has cantilever bosses as well.

Yes, but it has cantilever bosses as well.
09-16-14, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,879
Posted By amgarcia

Thanks for the tips! The Geax Booze Light looks...

Thanks for the tips! The Geax Booze Light looks good. Not as wide as the Hookworm, but seems to be a good compromise.

I'll keep my eyes peeled for those Snowcat rims. That's basically what I'd...
09-05-14, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,879
Posted By amgarcia

I thought this may be a problem (hence the post)....

I thought this may be a problem (hence the post). If it is a problem (which it seems to be), I'll likely suck it up and use mechanical BB7s.
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