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11-19-09, 11:21 AM
Replies: 72
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Posted By funurdiesel

+1 Excellent post.

+1
Excellent post.
11-19-09, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,247
Posted By funurdiesel

The actual measured size will also depend on the...

The actual measured size will also depend on the rims that the tires are mounted on. For example, I had some 700x32 ritchey speedmaxes mounted on a wide rim that measured just as wide as some 700x35...
11-06-09, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By funurdiesel

If you're running a single ring with gears you...

If you're running a single ring with gears you need to either leave the derailleur on (you can remove the cable) or add chainguards.
11-06-09, 11:32 AM
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Posted By funurdiesel

Nice looking ride.

Nice looking ride.
11-05-09, 04:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,309
Posted By funurdiesel

Treefarm just tweeted that he's using a 39x16...

Treefarm just tweeted that he's using a 39x16 magic gear for sscxwc.
11-03-09, 02:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,074
Posted By funurdiesel

I have not had that problem. I've used a shimano...

I have not had that problem. I've used a shimano 18t, an ACS 20t, and a white 20t freewheels and a couple of different chainrings.
I would loosen the bolts on the chainring and then make sure that...
10-30-09, 10:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,264
Posted By funurdiesel

No, they're not necessary but make life easier. ...

No, they're not necessary but make life easier. I like them. I bought a surly but didn't like it too much. I then got a pair of redlines and they work very well.
10-29-09, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By funurdiesel

+1 on all the advice above. Also, if I were...

+1 on all the advice above.
Also, if I were getting a custom frame, in addition to the angled track ends, I would want built in tensioner screws. Like the ones I've seen on some rock lobster ss...
10-28-09, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 806
Posted By funurdiesel

Yes, the pavement will wear the knobs faster, but...

Yes, the pavement will wear the knobs faster, but if it's just a few miles on the pavement, then I say ride the bike. Tires are gonna wear out anyways.
10-27-09, 04:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,414
Posted By funurdiesel

Bianchi San Jose Specialized appears to have...

Bianchi San Jose

Specialized appears to have discontinued the singlespeed tricross.
10-23-09, 03:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,830
Posted By funurdiesel

I am the same height as you and don't find it...

I am the same height as you and don't find it necessary to grab the down tube for the barriers. I do make sure I give the bike some tilt as you mentioned.
I only grab the down tube to shoulder the...
10-23-09, 01:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,830
Posted By funurdiesel

Like others, I think that it's faster to dismount...

Like others, I think that it's faster to dismount right before the first barrier. The setup is essential, coast in to the barriers at the right speed (as fast as possible) with your right hand on...
10-23-09, 10:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,244
Posted By funurdiesel

Yes, it's 20 on, 10 off.

Yes, it's 20 on, 10 off.
10-22-09, 04:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,244
Posted By funurdiesel

For tabata intervals a heart rate monitor is...

For tabata intervals a heart rate monitor is useless. You simply go as hard as you can for 20s, rest for 10s and repeat 8 times.
For longer intervals a power meter is ideal and a heart rate monitor...
10-21-09, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,370
Posted By funurdiesel

I raced once with my powertap and it survived...

I raced once with my powertap and it survived fine on a dry but brutally bumpy course. I didn't find the data too useful to I haven't used it again. I've seen other guys race with them and they...
10-21-09, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,216
Posted By funurdiesel

I think that you should definitely try to achieve...

I think that you should definitely try to achieve a lower gear ratio. If you can't, you may as well give it a try anyways. But you'll probably have more fun with a smaller gear.
10-21-09, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,020
Posted By funurdiesel

I know that Specialized and Trek cyclocross bikes...

I know that Specialized and Trek cyclocross bikes have road bike like bottom bracket drops.
I believe that there are several others these days but I don't have experience with them. You can check...
10-13-09, 02:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By funurdiesel

I leave 'em the same as the road bike.

I leave 'em the same as the road bike.
10-12-09, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,392
Posted By funurdiesel

I rode and raced 'cross on those wheels for a...

I rode and raced 'cross on those wheels for a couple of seasons and the wheels were perfect. I never even had to true them. So real world experience says that they're a good set of wheels for...
10-09-09, 04:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,583
Posted By funurdiesel

You can get just the replacement pads for...

You can get just the replacement pads for v-brakes. Looks like they're call 'Thinline Cantilever' on the kool stop web site. http://www.koolstop.com/brakes/index.php#Anchor-Also-6785

Just...
10-06-09, 06:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,309
Posted By funurdiesel

Cool, thanks.

Cool, thanks.
10-06-09, 02:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,309
Posted By funurdiesel

Need more details on tree farm's singlespeed... ...

Need more details on tree farm's singlespeed...
dropouts or track ends? tensioner? eno hub? magic gear?
10-01-09, 01:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By funurdiesel

Actually, you misquoted my post. I never used...

Actually, you misquoted my post. I never used the word 'but'. It's a subtle yet significant difference.
10-01-09, 11:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By funurdiesel

We're actually trying to help him out (so he can...

We're actually trying to help him out (so he can finish better than 8th).
10-01-09, 10:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By funurdiesel

I think that shouldering the bike is quite a bit...

I think that shouldering the bike is quite a bit slower than simply suitcasing it. Even the guys who shoulder it quickly and smoothly will take longer than just suitcasing it and by then you're over...
09-30-09, 10:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By funurdiesel

Nice job. You don't need to put the bike on...

Nice job.
You don't need to put the bike on your shoulder for the barriers.
09-30-09, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By funurdiesel

ritchey speedmax pros

ritchey speedmax pros
09-28-09, 03:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,237
Posted By funurdiesel

It's takes some experience to know how hard you...

It's takes some experience to know how hard you can go for 45 minutes. Typically in 'cross you want to go hard from the start and then settle in to a rhythm that you can maintain for the rest of the...
Forum: Touring
09-26-09, 09:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,093
Posted By funurdiesel

There are a couple of good posts above. Check...

There are a couple of good posts above. Check out www.analyticcycling.com to see how much difference weight can make.
I think that weight doesn't make as much difference as most people think. ...
09-21-09, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By funurdiesel

130mm

130mm
09-21-09, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By funurdiesel

The jets would be good. Also, the ritchey...

The jets would be good. Also, the ritchey speedmax pro's are good tires. A lot of people like the maxxis raze.
I've never tried the vittoria randonneur cross tires but according to the website...
09-16-09, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,091
Posted By funurdiesel

Nope. 5C4. The exchanging of wheels or bicycles...

Nope.
5C4. The exchanging of wheels or bicycles between riders shall be forbidden.
09-16-09, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By funurdiesel

Depending on how expensive the tires are that...

Depending on how expensive the tires are that you're riding I probably wouldn't worry about them. Just ride. I wouldn't recommend commuting on your Dugasts though. ;-)
09-16-09, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By funurdiesel

If just the rear slips you can often recover...

If just the rear slips you can often recover without crashing. If you do go down it's usually not as bad as when you crash if the front washes out.
09-15-09, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By funurdiesel

The ritchey speedmax is a good, reasonably priced...

The ritchey speedmax is a good, reasonably priced tire.
09-15-09, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By funurdiesel

I wouldn't worry about the grass. If you can run...

I wouldn't worry about the grass. If you can run 40 psi and not pinch flat then I don't see any reason to increase the pressure.
09-14-09, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,575
Posted By funurdiesel

For 'cross you definitely want shoes that accept...

For 'cross you definitely want shoes that accept spikes. You may not always need them and can remove them if you want. When you do need them, on a steep loose run-up, then you'll be happy that you...
09-13-09, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By funurdiesel

Here are a couple of pics from yesterday's ride. ...

Here are a couple of pics from yesterday's ride. I wish I had known about this thread before the ride, I may have taken some better photos.
09-13-09, 09:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,894
Posted By funurdiesel

Both the cage and the camelbak may interfere with...

Both the cage and the camelbak may interfere with shouldering the bike. If it's hot and there are no long runups and I can get away without shouldering the bike then I'll leave the cage on. ...
09-08-09, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By funurdiesel

You may be able to get away with just a longer...

You may be able to get away with just a longer straddle cable. If that's not enough you could also get a hanger that mounts on the fork tube (like the older tricrosses had).
09-03-09, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By funurdiesel

The most versatile setup will be a triple up...

The most versatile setup will be a triple up front with a mountain bike rear derailleur.
If you can only use the compact crankset go with 48-34 and swap cassettes as needed.
Forum: Touring
08-25-09, 10:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,316
Posted By funurdiesel

Brifters. Once you get used to them you don't...

Brifters. Once you get used to them you don't want to go back to down tube shifters. I've never been fond of bar end shifters.
08-24-09, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By funurdiesel

1. Yes 2. Yes The shimano pd-m520 are...

1. Yes
2. Yes

The shimano pd-m520 are really good, inexpensive pedals. The pedals can be adjusted so that it's very easy to clip out.
Forum: Touring
08-21-09, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By funurdiesel

I saw Riding the Long White Cloud a couple of...

I saw Riding the Long White Cloud a couple of weeks ago. I meant to post something about it on here but it slipped my mind.
I thought that it was cool that they were riding touring bikes and...
08-21-09, 01:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,114
Posted By funurdiesel

It depends on the bike but, generally yes. Most...

It depends on the bike but, generally yes. Most 'cross bikes have mounts for racks but not all.
One thing to check is the chainstay length as 'cross bikes usually have shorter chainstays compared...
08-21-09, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 947
Posted By funurdiesel

I hadn't really noticed that the singlecross was...

I hadn't really noticed that the singlecross was missing. I'm really surprised by that as it seemed to be a popular bike around here.
08-14-09, 05:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,312
Posted By funurdiesel

If you believe that it is a brake setup issue...

If you believe that it is a brake setup issue then you'll believe that you're just as likely to have issues (shudder, squealing, etc) with the JTS as you are with the tricross.
08-14-09, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,312
Posted By funurdiesel

I don't disagree with you. My post was directing...

I don't disagree with you. My post was directing more towards the people who are crossing the tricross off of their lists because of these issues. The tricross seems to get a lot of attention (good...
08-14-09, 10:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,312
Posted By funurdiesel

The brake shudder problem is not unique to the...

The brake shudder problem is not unique to the tricross. It is fairly common with cyclocross bikes/forks. Go to the cyclocross forum on roadbikereview and you can read many threads on this topic.
...
08-13-09, 05:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,275
Posted By funurdiesel

1. Yes, most are. There are a few out there with...

1. Yes, most are. There are a few out there with 135 (salsa las cruces) and often times people will run a 130 hub anyways.
2. Yes, with tubulars you can run less pressure without the risk of pinch...
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