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04-13-13, 07:03 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,097
Posted By paisan

I'm not sure I understand the concern with the...

I'm not sure I understand the concern with the glue in sleeve? I have lots of experience building Cervelos and every one of those uses a similar system and I haven't heard of or seen any failures...
04-07-13, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By paisan

Funny I got the same question from Chef tonight...

Funny I got the same question from Chef tonight via text message. Were both of you suffering headaches or did I give my answer to the wrong guy?
03-30-13, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By paisan

Rob and crew are a great bunch but im a bit...

Rob and crew are a great bunch but im a bit biased because That's the shop I build for when I have free time from my day job. If you picked up a 2012 model there's a good chance I'm the one who built...
03-25-13, 07:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,433
Posted By paisan

If you don't want to cut the rack, buy some...

If you don't want to cut the rack, buy some spacers and longer bolts to move the the cage out enough to clear the rack.
02-20-13, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By paisan

Get this book...

Get this book (http://www.amazon.com/Starting-Strength-3rd-Mark-Rippetoe/dp/0982522738), it covers everything a beginner needs to know about strength training. It covers the 4 basic power...
02-16-13, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 829
Posted By paisan

Sasquatch, where in SE PA are you located?

Sasquatch, where in SE PA are you located?
02-04-13, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,544
Posted By paisan

If you're looking for something similar to the...

If you're looking for something similar to the All City with a shorter head tube look at Surly. I've built a bunch of both brands and They are similar in quality. I can't say for certain how every...
01-31-13, 08:00 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,763
Posted By paisan

Aside from the dietary issue, this could very...

Aside from the dietary issue, this could very well just be a case of overtraining and fatigue. Correct me if I'm wrong but you've really only started hitting the cardio hard over the last month. Give...
01-29-13, 04:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,539
Posted By paisan

We can both find random references to support our...

We can both find random references to support our argument:
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-weight-plates.htm#did-you-know

but the fact remains that regardless of whata manufacturer call the...
01-29-13, 04:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,552
Posted By paisan

I've had a bunch of MTB's through the years but...

I've had a bunch of MTB's through the years but this one has been constant. 1997 Ellsworth Truth w/ full M950 XTR.
I'll be getting a new bike when the weather warms and that will be either a Santa...
01-29-13, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 64,763
Posted By paisan

Are you staying flat footed on the elliptical?...

Are you staying flat footed on the elliptical? Try lifting your heels on the leg moving forward(just your heel, leave the ball on the platform)as if your walking. This will help make sure your knee...
01-29-13, 04:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,539
Posted By paisan

I get a chuckle out of "we went to planet fitness...

I get a chuckle out of "we went to planet fitness to bang some plates around". Just sounds so ridiculous, especially since the source is using machines which of course don't use plates.
01-12-13, 11:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By paisan

I highly recommend this software...

I highly recommend this software http://perfprostudio.com/Studio.aspx
It does everything you can possibly want. Not only does it have the database and analyzer features but the studio portion Can...
01-12-13, 12:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,250
Posted By paisan

Depending on what you mean by "rock hard" it...

Depending on what you mean by "rock hard" it should be noted that an over inflated tire may "feel" faster but actually has a higher rolling resistance. There are studies proving this and also...
01-12-13, 12:31 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,827
Posted By paisan

Well said, there are definately different camps...

Well said, there are definately different camps inside this sub forum. Depending on who the active posters are, the thread topics seem to trend back and forth between the competitive types,...
12-06-12, 09:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,010
Posted By paisan

I started out years ago as strictly a mountain...

I started out years ago as strictly a mountain biker and slowly evolved into riding both road and MTB. I did that as a matter of concenience because where I lived in Va we used to have to drive 1.5...
11-18-12, 10:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By paisan

Spacing of the hub(130mm) vs the frame(??) might...

Spacing of the hub(130mm) vs the frame(??) might be a problem, but that can be remedied pretty easily if the frame is steel.
10-12-12, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 532
Posted By paisan

Surly, Salsa, and All-City are all distributed by...

Surly, Salsa, and All-City are all distributed by QBP so if a shop has one they can also get the others.

Another thing I thought of is that the bike you saw might not have the correct specced...
10-12-12, 01:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 532
Posted By paisan

Gold, The shop I work at routinely...

Gold,

The shop I work at routinely swaps out "like" items in different sizes for customers at little or no charge. It just depends on what the item is and the demand for the take off item....
09-25-12, 10:25 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 10,211
Posted By paisan

Damn, can't a brother get a name mention?

Damn, can't a brother get a name mention?
09-10-12, 06:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,516
Posted By paisan

Keep in mind that most forks with carbon steerers...

Keep in mind that most forks with carbon steerers have a max recommended stack height so you should look at the length of your headtube and your position on the bike to see how much stack you think...
08-26-12, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By paisan

You've never heard of Giant?

You've never heard of Giant?
08-25-12, 08:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,177
Posted By paisan

The usual range is 25-30% so you should be ok,...

The usual range is 25-30% so you should be ok, besides that's a starting point anyway. Feel free to keep that zip tie on the fork and look at how much travel you are using on the trail and adjust...
08-25-12, 09:13 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,177
Posted By paisan

It's hard to tell for certain but it looks like...

It's hard to tell for certain but it looks like that's the coil version because of the knob at the top of the NDS stanchion, which should be your pre load adjuster.
08-25-12, 04:42 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,177
Posted By paisan

Magohn, Please check to make sure that you...

Magohn,
Please check to make sure that you will not pinch that front brake line with the fork fully compressed. That line should be run underneath the bridge and out the front then up to the...
08-23-12, 08:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,102
Posted By paisan

There's a shorter stem and too short of a stem. A...

There's a shorter stem and too short of a stem. A shorter stem isn't an issue, but too short and you'll have too much weight on the rear of the bike which will affect steering and would cause front...
08-22-12, 08:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,635
Posted By paisan

36h would of course be stronger but at 250lbs 32h...

36h would of course be stronger but at 250lbs 32h would work fine.
08-21-12, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 956
Posted By paisan

I personally would go with a new wheel because...

I personally would go with a new wheel because those early bontrager wheels that were made immediately after Trek discontinued using the Rolf wheels were prone to hub flange failure. If you want a...
08-20-12, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By paisan

A crosscheck has 132.5 rear spacing so it fits...

A crosscheck has 132.5 rear spacing so it fits both mtn and road hubs. If the OP is truly considering the Surly's I recommend paying attention to their headtube lengths. They are shorter compared to...
08-19-12, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By paisan

There's the one picture with Ventoux looming...

There's the one picture with Ventoux looming waaaaay out in the distance. I'm just trying to think how It must have felt looking out and there's Ventoux staring down at you like a bully with their...
08-19-12, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By paisan

That's simply amazing man!! great job. It...

That's simply amazing man!! great job.

It really does look like a moonscape as it is always described. Which of the 3 routes has the memorial to Tom Simpson?
08-18-12, 04:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,386
Posted By paisan

There was a thread a few months back and some fo...

There was a thread a few months back and some fo the stuff Homey Ba posted made me re-evaluate my long ride nutrition Using his advice I dropped the gels (except for an occasional one as a boost...
08-18-12, 11:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,018
Posted By paisan

I have the exact same wheel set as the OP....

I have the exact same wheel set as the OP. Luckily I saved the park spreadsheet after my rebuild and it says that I got mine to 132.3 Avg on the DS, and 78.3 Avg NDS. Not sure if this helps anybody...
08-18-12, 11:20 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,177
Posted By paisan

HAHAHA the classic 'I know I am but what are you...

HAHAHA the classic 'I know I am but what are you defense" Well Played sir.

To answer your question I have ridden 29" bikes. I just don't feel like I have enough saddle time on one to tell someone...
08-18-12, 05:30 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,177
Posted By paisan

Yes this argument is exactly like the FS and...

Yes this argument is exactly like the FS and hardtail debates of the mid-late 90ís, because even after the FS designs improved past the Unified Rear Triangle and Specialized Ground Control(pre-hearst...
08-17-12, 06:15 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,177
Posted By paisan

So you're saying that because you have ridden a...

So you're saying that because you have ridden a road bike you can attest to the pro's/con's of a 29" mountain bike on the trail? You're willing to help spend the OP's money without having any actual...
08-17-12, 05:49 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,177
Posted By paisan

There's only a few things I dislike more than...

There's only a few things I dislike more than bleeding bike brakes so I'll have to take a pass on the '76 MGB. Like I said straight from the factory there's a chance the cables are too long and...
08-17-12, 04:51 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,177
Posted By paisan

I'd say close to one quarter of the bikes I build...

I'd say close to one quarter of the bikes I build require the brakes to be bled. That runs the gamut of bike and brake manufacturers and price points so it's not just certain companies or just the...
08-17-12, 04:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,177
Posted By paisan

Mega if youre unsure of what size you could try...

Mega if youre unsure of what size you could try this calculator

http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za/CCY?PAGE=FIT_CALCULATOR_INTRO

It's not as exact as getting a measurement at a shop but if...
08-17-12, 04:01 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,177
Posted By paisan

Because BD does a full assembly before shipping...

Because BD does a full assembly before shipping there's a good chance that the brake lines have been bled but if not it might be a good idea to get an avid bleed kit and read up how to do it before...
08-17-12, 03:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,018
Posted By paisan

I know some old timers who wouldn't reuse spokes...

I know some old timers who wouldn't reuse spokes because they said the spoke elbows and heads would be deformed where it was laying against the hub. On the flip side, wheels get new rims laced all...
08-17-12, 02:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,018
Posted By paisan

If yours are anything like mine I would...

If yours are anything like mine I would definately recommend a full de/retension. I'm not entirely sure that you would new spokes but without being able to inspect them it's hard to say. If I was you...
08-17-12, 01:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,130
Posted By paisan

Good Luck, though it doesn't sound like you need...

Good Luck, though it doesn't sound like you need it because you've done the prep work and are ready. Just remember to stay hydrated, and eat along the way. More importantly, don't let the moment and...
08-17-12, 01:31 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,177
Posted By paisan

Again I agree with you. But until he talks to...

Again I agree with you. But until he talks to people that ride and have experience enough on his local trails to tell him what is the better wheel size for those trails neither he nor us really know...
08-17-12, 01:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,762
Posted By paisan

What kind of front rack is that? I don't think...

What kind of front rack is that? I don't think I've ever seen one mount like that.
08-17-12, 01:17 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,177
Posted By paisan

I agree but remember that's $100 that could...

I agree but remember that's $100 that could possibly make a difference in enjoyment spread out over the life of the bike. I'll give a specific example. There is 1 very tight twisty trail here that...
08-17-12, 01:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,018
Posted By paisan

Fred, I agree with everything you said. Having...

Fred, I agree with everything you said. Having the exact same wheelset I can say with 100% certainty that the wheels in question were built dry with no specific prep(i.e wheelsmith, or DT swiss...
08-17-12, 12:59 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,177
Posted By paisan

If you read my posts you will see that I'm also...

If you read my posts you will see that I'm also not advocating one wheel size over the other. I just feel the OP should purchase the wheel size that best suits his needs based on actual experience by...
08-17-12, 10:54 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,177
Posted By paisan

the difference is you act like you know...

the difference is you act like you know everything and admittedly havent ridden a 29 but a few times. My advice was hey I don't have experience, here's what I've heard go talk to people who actually...
08-17-12, 10:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,018
Posted By paisan

Vesteroid: I'm going to refer back to the advice...

Vesteroid: I'm going to refer back to the advice I gave in this thread when you first bought those wheels:
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