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Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-06, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,091
Posted By Roadie Rob

Kenda Kaliente - 189 grams in a 23mm wide and I...

Kenda Kaliente - 189 grams in a 23mm wide and I have been able to get well over a thousand miles on each. They also have a claimed "puncture belt". I've never flatted on them and they roll great...
03-18-06, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6,744
Views: 1,609,887
Posted By Roadie Rob

1994 (?) Univega Boralyn S8.9 Metal Matrix that I...

1994 (?) Univega Boralyn S8.9 Metal Matrix that I picked up brand new, never built up, from a shop closing in Milwaukee a few years ago for $75 cash. Not bad for a $1,200 frame that was one of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-06, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Posted By Roadie Rob

Tiagra? No offense, but spend $20-$40 and...

Tiagra? No offense, but spend $20-$40 and upgrade to a 105 or Ultegra (eBay, online stores, etc...) and you will avoid this issue altogether. Even if you don't have a chain breaker (or want to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-06, 06:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 890
Posted By Roadie Rob

The build may be suitable for riding in a vaccuum...

The build may be suitable for riding in a vaccuum chamber or possibly on a track (less the 7-speed cluster). I found that anything under 17 starts to lose stability. I have a 17.2 titanium which is...
03-17-06, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By Roadie Rob

Hey Majik, what's PM? As for the BB, I...

Hey Majik, what's PM?

As for the BB, I noticed on the inside of the cranks that it appeared slightly "odd". Also, my standard 9/16" would not fit the crank bolt to remove the crank for a closer...
03-16-06, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By Roadie Rob

Correct it is 983 tubing for the frame and fork.

Correct it is 983 tubing for the frame and fork.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-06, 11:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By Roadie Rob

Check out http://www.chucksbikes.com/ in his...

Check out http://www.chucksbikes.com/ in his wheels section. I have bought from Chuck for years, thousands of $'s including wheels, and ships to Wisconsin just fine.

He has a set of Velocity...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-06, 11:07 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,780
Posted By Roadie Rob

As long as "ti" gets a shout, I'm going to give...

As long as "ti" gets a shout, I'm going to give carbon a shout and say Craig Calfee. (I like my Airborne, but love my Tetra).

Go for a Dragonfly or Tetra and you'll have a bike that will last...
03-15-06, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By Roadie Rob

New to classics, any help /comments on a Gitane I was given?

Greetings classic folks!

I'm predominantly into current STI technology but am new to vintage bikes as of today when my former boss gave me her old Gitane Tour de France (13 other road bikes over...
02-28-06, 09:45 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 31,319
Posted By Roadie Rob

Here is my #2 Titan - the gray marble bike. Very...

Here is my #2 Titan - the gray marble bike. Very nice build and (digital fish scale is broken) estimated at 19.5-20 lbs.

Full Dura-Ace 8-speed STI grouppo (7402-7403 set)
World Class ti BB...
01-22-06, 10:18 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 31,319
Posted By Roadie Rob

Still waiting for my "smoke" Titan to get its BB...

Still waiting for my "smoke" Titan to get its BB faced, but here are updated pics of my "purple haze" with a new Canon A620 and sunshine (rare in WI these days).

As for the prior comments, I stand...
12-15-05, 10:18 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 31,319
Posted By Roadie Rob

I finally built #1 of my 2 new Titan's. The...

I finally built #1 of my 2 new Titan's. The white marble is still in the shop waiting for an Italian BB tap.

Here is "purple haze" with a few minor build changes from my earlier post.

Build #1...
11-25-05, 04:52 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 31,319
Posted By Roadie Rob

appreciate all the comments! I took the...

appreciate all the comments!

I took the "marble" frame back to my LBS so they can tap the BB & Campy dropouts and face the headtube for my build. They double checked the seat tube with their post...
11-24-05, 10:55 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 31,319
Posted By Roadie Rob

By the way, here is the website and a few pic...

By the way, here is the website and a few pic WITH COLUMBUS DECALS visable.

http://www.velomech.ch/velorahmenseite.html

The nicer frames actually use SPX as can be seen (somewhat fuzzy) in...
11-24-05, 01:05 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 31,319
Posted By Roadie Rob

I picked up twin Titan's in the last 10 days - 1...

I picked up twin Titan's in the last 10 days - 1 purple/silver multi-colored panels Thron and one of the now famous "white marble" frames. I too noticed the 27.0 race and was able to Dremel out...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-05, 09:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 702
Posted By Roadie Rob

55/Rad is right on. I've had AC 350's,...

55/Rad is right on.

I've had AC 350's, 420's, and 3 pairs of AC hubs with Velocity Deep V's. The 350's are wicked light and I put maybe 300 miles total on them per year on my 14 lb 14 oz. Calfee...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-05, 10:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,932
Posted By Roadie Rob

Colorado Cyclist has their Douglas Ti and Ti /...

Colorado Cyclist has their Douglas Ti and Ti / carbon Ultegra 10 bikes for $1999 right now. One of the best ti delas I have seen lately outside of eBay.

Also, check out BikesDirect.com - they...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-05, 10:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By Roadie Rob

I've had 2 sets of Comps - less than 500 miles...

I've had 2 sets of Comps - less than 500 miles each on the rear tire before they were junk. Big waste of time (they were free, so not much lost).

HOWEVER, I did try the Long Distance model and...
09-01-05, 09:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,956
Posted By Roadie Rob

I've snapped a Profile Hammer DB bar and went...

I've snapped a Profile Hammer DB bar and went down. Thankfully, I was crossing a street on a Rails-to-Trails route and was only at 10-12 MPH at the time on my solo.

Since then, all my road bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-05, 10:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,932
Posted By Roadie Rob

My suggestion is titanium hands down. With...

My suggestion is titanium hands down.

With so many off-brand ti frames and full bikes available (search eBay and you'll see - Tomasso), you get the benefit of light weight (a la alloy) with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-05, 10:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 551
Posted By Roadie Rob

I've had AC 420's, AC 350's, 2 pairs of Rolf...

I've had AC 420's, AC 350's, 2 pairs of Rolf Vector Pro's (original silver, not the crap Trek versions), 3 sets of AC / Velocity Deep V's, a set of Bontrager Aero's, and a set of Rolf Vigor RS's...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-05, 08:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,576
Posted By Roadie Rob

Yes, you gave cycling a bad name along with all...

Yes, you gave cycling a bad name along with all the others who delibertly disobey traffic laws (this also goes for those riding 2 abreast in states that do not permit it or headphones for that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-05, 09:24 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 21,901
Posted By Roadie Rob

Here is my carbon bike. Completely rideable (no...

Here is my carbon bike. Completely rideable (no "weight limit" parts except maybe the wheels per AC), and nothing too out of the ordinary.

14 lbs. 14 oz complete as pictured with pedals and Vetta...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-05, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By Roadie Rob

Here are a few west of town I have done (not...

Here are a few west of town I have done (not certain of times any more - most around 5-6 evening):

Bike Doc in Dousman - Wednesday evening (mild) and Saturday morning ~7 ish (wicked fast)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-05, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,809
Posted By Roadie Rob

Here are a few tips to keep in mind: 1 -...

Here are a few tips to keep in mind:
1 - aluminum and scandium have shorter lifespans than cro-moly, ti, and carbon (I've snapped handlebars, cracked cranks, and split many rims down the sidewall...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-05, 09:19 PM
Replies: 26,589
Views: 16,392,627
Posted By Roadie Rob

Just got the brakes Friday - here is my ultimate...

Just got the brakes Friday - here is my ultimate bike. Completely rideable (no "weight limit" parts except maybe the wheels per AC), and nothing too out of the ordinary.

14 lbs. 14 oz complete as...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-05, 09:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 991
Posted By Roadie Rob

Here is a vote for the miwest - come to...

Here is a vote for the miwest - come to Milwaukee, WI for SuperWeek and you'll see guys from all over the world swearing left and right about the weather. 18 days of racing, all averaging in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-05, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By Roadie Rob

I have seen two sets of "real" green in the last...

I have seen two sets of "real" green in the last 10 years - one from Vetta (green / black weave - nylon bar tape, ew?). Made in the early 90's, still fresh, crispy, and ugly.

You want the Stella...
08-07-05, 09:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,317
Posted By Roadie Rob

I have a Sigma PC with a long cable mount made...

I have a Sigma PC with a long cable mount made specifically for tandems. It about 4 years old, but Sigma is still popular enough that most online shops should have this still.

Keeps my wife more...
08-07-05, 09:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,611
Posted By Roadie Rob

I'm with Michael on this one. My wife does not...

I'm with Michael on this one. My wife does not pedal smooth strokes but rather "mashes" down the main strokes. We tried OOP the last 2 rides and felt the bike launching after each stroke (me more...
08-07-05, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,788
Posted By Roadie Rob

Hey dfcas - I have a set that I cannot use. ...

Hey dfcas - I have a set that I cannot use. E-mail me and we can work out a deal. Brand new Dia-Copme "dummy" levers. I went straight bar for my wife on the last build, so these have been sitting...
08-07-05, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,434
Posted By Roadie Rob

If you told the LBS where you got the wheels, you...

If you told the LBS where you got the wheels, you made the first mistake. Most every shop I know and the ones my friends own DISPISE places like Chuck's, Nashbar, etc... because they end up with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-05, 04:17 PM
Replies: 26,589
Views: 16,392,627
Posted By Roadie Rob

I re-built my 2003 Domina S-Works with Ksyrium...

I re-built my 2003 Domina S-Works with Ksyrium SSC SL's, a full-on ti bolt setup from Hyperbolts.com and dropped its weight to 16 lbs. 12 oz. with Vetta V100 PC and pedals per my Rapala digital fish...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-05, 10:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,370
Posted By Roadie Rob

This may sound way to corny, but it works. ...

This may sound way to corny, but it works.

After many years of cycling (double digits+), I kept a close watch on my body's reaction to fluid intake and the weather conditions I rode in. It is not...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-05, 10:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 964
Posted By Roadie Rob

server issues - double post

server issues - double post
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-05, 10:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 964
Posted By Roadie Rob

While I eventually want to move to CO based on my...

While I eventually want to move to CO based on my first Triple Bypass ride and another brief stint up Lookout Mt. in Golden, I realized this one month later:

"That which you desire is greater in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-05, 10:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 933
Posted By Roadie Rob

Not worth it my opinion. I switched to a compact...

Not worth it my opinion. I switched to a compact carbon crank (50/34) just before the Triple Bypass in Colorado. I kept my Dura Ace front derailleur (lowered by 1/2 inch on the seat tube) and it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-05, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 396
Posted By Roadie Rob

I passed it just seconds after it happened...

I passed it just seconds after it happened (before the police arrived and ambulance). There appeared to be one guy laying flat with half his face bloodied - I did not see anyone else given the crowd...
07-18-05, 09:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,331
Posted By Roadie Rob

I AGREE WITH EVERYONE. I had a my custom...

I AGREE WITH EVERYONE.

I had a my custom $2500 Calfee frame sent UPS and they messed up the whole she-bang. Thankfully, Craig builds them to be bullet proof in the first place.

I have shipped...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-05, 10:47 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,397
Posted By Roadie Rob

I want a bent, but the wife said, any more bikes,...

I want a bent, but the wife said, any more bikes, and I'd be the one living in the basement.

I could sneak it in the back door and down the steps, but then - I did that trick twice already. ...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-05, 07:46 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,397
Posted By Roadie Rob

You can never have too many bikes. Frame...

You can never have too many bikes.

Frame material, geometry, style, favorite TdF team, weather, weight, are all valid reasons to go exploring into the infinite world of the obsessive compulsive...
06-11-05, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By Roadie Rob

I've used one for 5 years with fair success. You...

I've used one for 5 years with fair success. You have to really clamp it down tight on the U-bolts or the bar will slide back due to wind drag. If you can, start with the front of the rack right up...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-05, 06:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 934
Posted By Roadie Rob

I have another alternative - I have used various...

I have another alternative - I have used various tires with "belts" inside their tread and still get the occassional flat.

My home-made tires have NEVER flatted - take any tire and cut 4" strips...
04-16-05, 06:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,556
Posted By Roadie Rob

Expatriate - I found that the rear downtube is 1...

Expatriate - I found that the rear downtube is 1 3/8" and will accept a front derailleur clamp with a bolt on rear cable hanger (both from Nashbar) that will allow me to run a set of canti's down the...
04-09-05, 03:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,556
Posted By Roadie Rob

FINALLY - the weather in Wiscsonin has turned to...

FINALLY - the weather in Wiscsonin has turned to spring (50 and windy, not southern Cal, but hey, around here, it's shorts weather)!!!

Got the first 30 mile ride in on the new tandem from above...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-05, 03:41 PM
Replies: 26,589
Views: 16,392,627
Posted By Roadie Rob

Road bike #10 arrived for me this week. :) ...

Road bike #10 arrived for me this week. :)

2004 Dahon Allegro "folding" road bike. Full Ritchey WCS tubing, blend of 105 (STI, brakes) / Ultegra (derailleurs), Cane Creek HS, American Classic...
02-16-05, 09:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 961
Posted By Roadie Rob

People that read my posts know I often talk about...

People that read my posts know I often talk about products I get through Chuck's Bikes (http://www.chucksbikes.com/) including my newly built road tandem.

He just posted 4 different models of...
02-16-05, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,174
Posted By Roadie Rob

Our first tandem came stock with a 1.5" travel...

Our first tandem came stock with a 1.5" travel Post Moderne stick of junk. After one ride of her discomfort, I swapped out my Cane Creek off my race MTB and it has remained clamped in the tandem...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-05, 07:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,342
Posted By Roadie Rob

I have one of the first Valkyrie's ever produced...

I have one of the first Valkyrie's ever produced and have loved it since day one. It is a prototype Valkyrie with a 1" headtube and downtube shifter bosses ($399 back then - lucky deal for me!). ...
02-01-05, 10:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By Roadie Rob

The side with the flange is drive side. You'll...

The side with the flange is drive side. You'll also notice that when threading it straight on, only one side fits correctly or it will be cross-threading and "twisting" out of alignment (if a...
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