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Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,258
Posted By garciawork

​​ I can't speak directly to the Shamal's, but...

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I can't speak directly to the Shamal's, but I knew a guy with them and they were great. I had two set's of Fulcrum Racing 3 2 way fit's (Eurus, basically, AFAIK), and after years of ownership,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 28,267
Posted By garciawork

I have an 11/40 with a 46t upfront. I have been...

I have an 11/40 with a 46t upfront. I have been lazy and haven’t adjusted the rear mech in a while, so I haven’t beeen able to get into the 11 in some time. I can get up to high 30’s, maybe low 40’s...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,058
Posted By garciawork

Nice! Please post up your thoughts after a few...

Nice! Please post up your thoughts after a few rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-18, 06:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,240
Posted By garciawork

I don't really like Mavic wheels from a...

I don't really like Mavic wheels from a proprietary parts standpoint, but man its hard to argue against how well tubeless works... Accidentally messing up the tape while installing a tire is one of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-18, 06:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,522
Posted By garciawork

I swear the 10 speed Ultegra SL I had (wasn't...

I swear the 10 speed Ultegra SL I had (wasn't that an updated 6600 in a darker gray?) was about as perfect of shifting as I could ask for. After I got hit by a car, I built up a bike with Campy, and...
11-14-18, 12:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,383
Posted By garciawork

Or follow them on eBay, they have some pretty rad...

Or follow them on eBay, they have some pretty rad deals on there as well. Not always in the right size though, so patience is required.
11-14-18, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By garciawork

Best place for a wheel build

Hey guys, I have a wheelset for a now defunct 29+ build that no one wants (15TA front, 142 rear... everyone runs boost on + bikes), and I was thinking about disassembling and using the DT 350 hubs to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-18, 03:49 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 29,413
Posted By garciawork

I just have the one bike built up right now, an...

I just have the one bike built up right now, an RLT steel, with 42mm Specialized Sawtooths, and it has been great as a road bike (and gravel, of course) but I am not noticeable slower.
09-03-18, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By garciawork

Training wheel height adjustment

I am sure this is a stupid question, and I am probably missing something incredibly easy, but I just picked up a bike for my daughter off Craigslist, and it has these training wheels:...
07-09-18, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By garciawork

And I'll do the same. When I bought my set, the...

And I'll do the same. When I bought my set, the hose length was wrong, so I took it to a shop for a rehose. They did not do a good job (I don't go there anyore). When anyother shop looked at it they...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-18, 07:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,207
Posted By garciawork

FWIW my only real cycling accident was on Diablo,...

FWIW my only real cycling accident was on Diablo, up above the Junction, when a car decided to pass an uphill cyclist around a blind curve as I was descending. That sucked. But that was no fault of...
06-15-18, 07:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,097
Posted By garciawork

I don't really mind any of my camelbak's, but I...

I don't really mind any of my camelbak's, but I have an old one that was designed to sit above the pockets for road use, and I LOVE it. It is pretty old and gross at this point, but they stopped...
06-15-18, 06:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,695
Posted By garciawork

I'll chime back in now that you are looking at...

I'll chime back in now that you are looking at two frames I have actually seen in person, the RLT steel and All City. I personally found the All City's geo to be a bit weird, although I wasn't...
06-15-18, 06:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,021
Posted By garciawork

Possibly wrong, but I would think a solid, easy...

Possibly wrong, but I would think a solid, easy to run and maintain 1x would cost more than a cheaper 2x. Just my thought.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-18, 06:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,381
Posted By garciawork

Moved a few years ago, so I haven't done Diablo...

Moved a few years ago, so I haven't done Diablo in, well, a few years. But keeping 25 mph by holding the brakes isn't something I would recommend on that descent regardless of brake type or material....
06-14-18, 11:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,879
Posted By garciawork

I miss living close to lots of hills. I hate flat...

I miss living close to lots of hills. I hate flat riding...
06-13-18, 06:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,695
Posted By garciawork

I just built my RLT steel (last years color...

I just built my RLT steel (last years color scheme, gorgeous blue), set up 1x11 with shimano hydro's. LOVE it! The ride and geo is absolutely fantastic. Running 35's at the moment, plan to get a...
06-04-18, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By garciawork

Wow, thanks all! Wasn't aware that there were so...

Wow, thanks all! Wasn't aware that there were so many options to attempt a fix! As it stands, after the sealant took effect, it held fine, but as one person mentioned, the braking drove me nuts......
06-03-18, 06:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By garciawork

Probably a very stupid question... bent rim?

On my first ride of the year a few weeks ago, it was early, and pretty dark out, and I hit something... I think it was a trailer hitch extension of something, but it was black, on black asphalt, so I...
05-29-18, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By garciawork

Thanks man, appreciated. Went to look at it...

Thanks man, appreciated. Went to look at it again, and I don't think the steerer was centered so I wasn't able to get the ring in far enough to have no gap with the dust cover. Got it to click in...
05-29-18, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By garciawork

Headset install help

Hey guys, I typically have the bike shop do this since they have presses and crown race tools, but this frame arrived prepped. So, Trying to get the top of the assembly set up, and I cannot figure...
05-28-18, 06:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,316
Posted By garciawork

I went roadlink to save some $ at the time, but...

I went roadlink to save some $ at the time, but an XT/Tanpan setup may be in my future. How has the Tanpan done shifting-wise? I had heard it could abe a little finicky as cables stretched and a...
05-27-18, 07:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,316
Posted By garciawork

Like this? Thats a wolftooth ring and blue bolts,...

Like this? Thats a wolftooth ring and blue bolts, and a roadlink and a bigger cassette. Just got the bike built and did a quick ride today, and love it!
...
05-21-18, 07:10 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 21,669
Posted By garciawork

I see where you are coming from! I honestly...

I see where you are coming from! I honestly didn't consider the GM much, mainly due to the color... I don't like orange or yellow, but love blue/purple/green/white bikes. I picked up one of the...
05-21-18, 06:27 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 21,669
Posted By garciawork

Wow man, calm down. Blue and orange are Boise...

Wow man, calm down. Blue and orange are Boise State's colors, I live near there, so I see it a lot and that is what the bike made me think of. Other than BSU, I don't recall ever seeing the combo in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-18, 06:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,462
Posted By garciawork

Just echoing the CC company call. Shipping damage...

Just echoing the CC company call. Shipping damage or not, they are the best bet. What a lot of people don't realize is the person who pays the shipping company (as in, the money comes from their...
05-17-18, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By garciawork

Thanks! It is the adapter I can't thread into (it...

Thanks! It is the adapter I can't thread into (it is flat frame to post caliper). The portion of the frame to go through is 30mm, and the bolts are also 30mm, so that explains it, they are just what...
05-17-18, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By garciawork

Rear flat mount help

Hey guys, just got a new frame today, a Niner RLT steel, and some adapters to mount the brakes with 160mm rotors. The rear adapter's bolts, however, are not long enough to make it through the flat...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-18, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By garciawork

R8000 Caliper clearance

So, I was at a shop to pick up a new valve core, and asked about higher clearance brake calipers, and was told the new Shimano ones have more clearance. After some searching, it looks like Shimano...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-18, 09:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 987
Posted By garciawork

I really like my November's. They talk a lot...

I really like my November's. They talk a lot about the build process being great, and I rarely if ever hear about issues, and mine have been perfect.
Forum: Touring
04-22-18, 10:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,883
Posted By garciawork

I have sold bikes on eBay, and the eBay FedEx...

I have sold bikes on eBay, and the eBay FedEx discount and bikeflights were about the same, so it is a volume thing I would say. FedEx gives big discounts to those who ship volume.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-18, 07:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,857
Posted By garciawork

Thanks all, the current brakes are Chorus,...

Thanks all, the current brakes are Chorus, skeleton in the rear, bought roughly 7 years ago (in case anything has changed). And yes, as someone said, I am using the quick release up at the lever...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-18, 10:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,474
Posted By garciawork

I have a 7 year old set of racing 3's, and have...

I have a 7 year old set of racing 3's, and have never had a single issue. Since they cost a lot less, that says a lot to me, but width is a big thing these days. I wouldn't expect issues with the 5's...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-18, 10:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,857
Posted By garciawork

Rim brakes with the most clearance

Hey all, looking to add wider tires to my rim brake road bike. It has a lot of frame clearance, and normal road Campy brakes currently. Are there any other brands of caliper that would fit wider than...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-18, 11:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,444
Posted By garciawork

I have a set of 2 way fit 3's from... 2011 that...

I have a set of 2 way fit 3's from... 2011 that are still true after thousands of miles. Love the wheels!
03-21-18, 01:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,212
Posted By garciawork

Not sure how to describe the "how", other than I...

Not sure how to describe the "how", other than I felt a difference. And, in reference to the components being different, that is not actually the case. The two mtbs were close to identical, as they...
03-21-18, 01:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,212
Posted By garciawork

Sounds hokey, but I had that "aha" moment after...

Sounds hokey, but I had that "aha" moment after riding down the driveway on my custom steel bike, and a similar "aha" moment on my first ride on a Ti road bike. Similarly, less than a 1/4 mile on a...
03-15-18, 10:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,454
Posted By garciawork

Crap. Have to see the geo, but that look...

Crap. Have to see the geo, but that look awesome...
03-12-18, 06:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,212
Posted By garciawork

I followed your build thread, good to hear you...

I followed your build thread, good to hear you are still enjoying the ride of the Carver. I still may need to get one of these...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-18, 06:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,689
Posted By garciawork

Anyone on here care to post about the ride...

Anyone on here care to post about the ride quality? I see a number of posts referencing the frames being "beefy", which could mean stiff. I like the spring I have experienced in Ti frames, so I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-18, 07:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,422
Posted By garciawork

Bif fan of eggbeaters myself. Never used road...

Bif fan of eggbeaters myself. Never used road pedals, only eggbeaters all these years.
02-12-18, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 747
Posted By garciawork

New Cotic Escapade

In case anyone missed it, the Escapade from Cotic has been updated this year with (IMO) better colors and a new carbon/alloy or full carbon fork.

https://www.cotic.co.uk/product/escapade#blue
...
02-11-18, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 835
Posted By garciawork

Good info, thanks all. Basically, sounds like...

Good info, thanks all. Basically, sounds like that shouldn't be a determining factor in frame selection, which was honestly what I was hoping to hear. Although it didn't rule anything out, so I still...
02-11-18, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 835
Posted By garciawork

Steel frame feel and different seatstay types

Hey guys, asking here as I assume most on this forum appreciate the feel of different steel rides. I am looking at an admittedly not C/V style gravel bike, but whatever I get will be steel. Some that...
01-23-18, 03:51 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 30,576
Posted By garciawork

That gives me a funny feeling in my pants... wow....

That gives me a funny feeling in my pants... wow. Definition of hot right there.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-18, 07:39 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,682,653
Posted By garciawork

The Stinner name makes me automatically overlook...

The Stinner name makes me automatically overlook the saddle bag and light! Man I hope to get down to Santa Barbara and ride Gibraltar again!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-17, 07:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,552
Posted By garciawork

I think I am odd fit-wise, at least based on...

I think I am odd fit-wise, at least based on preferences, but I HATE being stretched out. Most would look at my bikes and think I am a bit scrunched up, but I have had back pain from stretching out....
12-19-17, 12:15 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 32,318
Posted By garciawork

Damn... if it had a carbon fork I would seriously...

Damn... if it had a carbon fork I would seriously consider it...
12-13-17, 08:09 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 18,569
Posted By garciawork

Appreciate the info, thanks a lot! The dropouts...

Appreciate the info, thanks a lot! The dropouts are one reason I am really interested, as if I decide I seriously hate myself, SS is an easy option. Can't say I understand anything about all the...
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