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03-05-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 108
Posted By sultanofsuede

Giving a used bike a good once-over?

i'm going to check out a used steel frame bike in a few days and wondering what issues i should look for.

the bike is a KILLER steel frame that is about 5 years old. i plan to use it for gravel...
03-03-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,892
Posted By sultanofsuede

this has been an incredibly educational thread. ...

this has been an incredibly educational thread. thanks for everyone's input (and for asking better questions than i had).

its triggered some follow ups for me, and i'd be curious to know your...
01-22-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,892
Posted By sultanofsuede

Learned a lot on this thread and I found a bike...

Learned a lot on this thread and I found a bike with hydraulic brakes that I think I want to buy (used). Now my worry is that it is a QR set-up, and I had no idea that could be a bigger issue. Its...
01-13-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,892
Posted By sultanofsuede

Yeah - I probably need to practice this one on my...

Yeah - I probably need to practice this one on my son's bike. My LBS showed me once, but I don't think I was quite understanding what he was showing me.
01-13-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 843
Posted By sultanofsuede

thanks for the input, everyone. i have only...

thanks for the input, everyone. i have only ridden road in the past, and always used look pedals. from what i can tell, the look pedal wouldn't be ideal for cx.

i'll take a look at those ATAC...
01-12-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 843
Posted By sultanofsuede

Best Pedals for CX?

I'm planning on doing a few races in the fall and starting to nose around for some used parts (saving a few bucks here and there). I will likely get some decent CX practice in, and then do 2-3 race,...
01-12-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,892
Posted By sultanofsuede

This is really helpful. Thanks everyone. I'm...

This is really helpful. Thanks everyone.
I'm kind of attached the old look of caliper breaks on road bikes, so up until early 2020, I didn't even know there was a difference between mech and...
01-12-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,892
Posted By sultanofsuede

Replacing mech disc brakes with hydraulic?

Hello all - I'm shopping around for a used cx bike and have found a few contenders that have mech disc brakes. I was hoping for hydraulic, and just curious how difficult it is to replace the mech...
07-13-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By sultanofsuede

Sizing for a CX bike?

i was hoping to enter a couple races this fall, and have been browsing used bikes online for a couple months.

i typically ride a 57cm frame for road biking, but it seems like all i see are 56s and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,639
Posted By sultanofsuede

OK - one last follow up question (i promise!). ...

OK - one last follow up question (i promise!). did you guys buy the option rain cover? any experience with that?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,639
Posted By sultanofsuede

ok - quick follow up question. does your phone...

ok - quick follow up question. does your phone to zapped by the sun on hot ride days? seems like it could overheat with direct sunlight for a couple hours.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,639
Posted By sultanofsuede

this is exactly what i was hoping to find. ...

this is exactly what i was hoping to find. thanks everyone! was leaning toward the quad, but i'll take a look at that ram too.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,639
Posted By sultanofsuede

Best handlebar mount for iPhone?

I tried to find another thread on this (as to not duplicate), but had no luck.

Wondering what the road cycling community says about the best mount to use my iphone as my computer. When I say...
04-03-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,051
Posted By sultanofsuede

awesome input - thanks, good people!

awesome input - thanks, good people!
03-30-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,064
Posted By sultanofsuede

i recently went with a steel frame and have been...

i recently went with a steel frame and have been really happy with it!

just my opinion, but between those two, i'd go with the colnago. its just 'cooler' to me. now, if you put that up against...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-28-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,440
Posted By sultanofsuede

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/553x739/bike1_ad82b8171a2edf95caeb556c66b8af3860b66a19.jpg...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-28-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,440
Posted By sultanofsuede

i wanted to post some pic to thank everyone for...

i wanted to post some pic to thank everyone for the input during my buying process. it was a lot of fun to chat about options and learn a lot along the way. and the bike - well, i'm in love with the...
03-25-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,051
Posted By sultanofsuede

Budgeting for Indoor Virtual Trainer - how much $?

i've been wanting to set one of these up at home for a couple years, and now that i can't really go to the gym, i think my wife will be OK if i shift the gym membership $ to an decent home setup. ...
03-15-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,111
Posted By sultanofsuede

all good stuff. thanks guys. i knew that some...

all good stuff. thanks guys. i knew that some covers were available - i was just more curious if anyone really needs them. i don't have a brooks saddle, some italian leatherish style. i ride in...
03-14-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,111
Posted By sultanofsuede

Bike transportation in the rain?

i''m heading on a road trip and taking the bikes (just bought a new bike rack - so lets put this thing to use). i have never really cared before, but curious if there is a recommendation for...
12-11-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,273
Posted By sultanofsuede

i don't own either, but have been shopping...

i don't own either, but have been shopping (browsing). i feel like for the type of riding i do (ass kicking marathons, with hard 90 degree turns every 20 minutes), i'd like to have 2x up front. ...
11-12-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,915
Posted By sultanofsuede

building on the original poster's question, i've...

building on the original poster's question, i've been looking into gravel/cx shoes a bit too. i've only ridden on roads and just starting to look into knobby tire style biking.

if i end up...
09-09-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 19,366
Posted By sultanofsuede

i've been studying bike racks the last couple...

i've been studying bike racks the last couple weeks and this thread has been helpful.

one question, in regard to security and any other key features: anyone know what the big differences/benefits...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,120
Posted By sultanofsuede

didn't have time to read through all of the more...

didn't have time to read through all of the more logical responses, but to get to the OP - i just got a new bike in the last few weeks and it seems to be a LOT larger overall than my old bike. ...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-05-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,440
Posted By sultanofsuede

got my hands on the bike about 2 weeks ago. will...

got my hands on the bike about 2 weeks ago. will post some pics soon - but thanks for all the help in this thread!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,636
Posted By sultanofsuede

perfect timing for this discussion. i have a 14...

perfect timing for this discussion. i have a 14 year old cateye that i would like to replace this summer.

is everyone just using garmin these days?

not to hijack the the original post, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By sultanofsuede

ha! yep - i do this a bit on stationary bikes...

ha! yep - i do this a bit on stationary bikes during the winter, but apparently not enough.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By sultanofsuede

so true. when i have time to ride, i want to...

so true. when i have time to ride, i want to ride. would rather not cut my ride short by 15-20 minutes to stretch, or even more time to lift. but maybe in the long run, its worth it?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By sultanofsuede

Exercise Question: Neck and Back Flexibility

as i get a little older, i find it just terribly annoying how hard it is for me to look behind me (checking for cars, chatting with friends, etc...). i assume this isn't uncommon, that's why we see...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,168
Posted By sultanofsuede

much sympathy for the original poster. i've been...

much sympathy for the original poster. i've been riding some 13 year old campy wheels with GP4000s that last few years, and i can not get the tires on. i've tried many times and failed over and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,087
Posted By sultanofsuede

you guys are right - biggest cog is 32. (not...

you guys are right - biggest cog is 32. (not sure why i was thinking 34).
and the mt. bike thing was kind of a joke (at my own expense) that maybe a 32 is just gigantic and i should be ashamed to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,087
Posted By sultanofsuede

Campy 12 speed

i'm probably going to get a record group set on my next bike and noticed that i can get a 32 or a 34 on my rear cassette. i'm getting older and leaning towards the 34, but wondered if anyone has any...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 33,593
Posted By sultanofsuede

as judge smails says, 'well..we're waiting...'

as judge smails says, 'well..we're waiting...'
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,274
Posted By sultanofsuede

yes - the regular price that is published (and...

yes - the regular price that is published (and that the shop wants to charge) is about $2100. i'm ok just going ahead and paying full list price on all other things. i've made some decisions on a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 13,397
Posted By sultanofsuede

Quote: Originally Posted by daoswald...

Quote:
Originally Posted by daoswald https://www.bikeforums.net/images/buttons/viewpost.gif...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-20-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,440
Posted By sultanofsuede

pulled the trigger on the spirit set up. never...

pulled the trigger on the spirit set up. never gone through this process before and i'm excited to see how it goes. thanks for all the input!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,593
Posted By sultanofsuede

this is awesome! i sort of always suspected this,...

this is awesome! i sort of always suspected this, but really haven't seen different years of bianchi's sitting next to each other (that i can remember).

i'm trying to match one of those, so maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,274
Posted By sultanofsuede

just buying some stock wheels. not going with...

just buying some stock wheels. not going with custom hubs/spokes. i talked to them and they said to just drop them off when they start putting the bike together. gives me a guilty feeling, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,274
Posted By sultanofsuede

All good/fair input. I do try to support my local...

All good/fair input. I do try to support my local shop, but when it comes to keeping a large spend in my budget, I just thought I'd give the wheels a shot. I'll just talk to them and let them know...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,752
Posted By sultanofsuede

yes, for sure. i was thinking of this being...

yes, for sure. i was thinking of this being little more light hearted (like a goofy way to make fun of each other's purchases). maybe i'll suggest this series to GCN.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,274
Posted By sultanofsuede

Question on bike build/components costs

i'm in the process of having a bike built and always looking for a few ways to shave off some money here and there. i'm going through a local shop on the buy, but noticed that he's charging me full...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,752
Posted By sultanofsuede

seems like this should be a permanent thread. i...

seems like this should be a permanent thread. i have a feeling a lot of people get a certain level of buyers remorse after you drop a chunk of change on a bike. i just put a deposit down on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,593
Posted By sultanofsuede

Official PMS color for 'Celeste'?

i'm trying to track down bianchi's official color, but only seeing some people online that appear to be guessing.

anyone have link to the official word from the company?
Forum: Framebuilders
02-14-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,440
Posted By sultanofsuede

this is great, guys. thanks - i'm probably...

this is great, guys. thanks - i'm probably asking a more complicated question than i'm prepared to understand. just trying to have some good basic knowledge to help me make the spend and feel great...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-14-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,440
Posted By sultanofsuede

yeah - this is a pretty important build for me. ...

yeah - this is a pretty important build for me. i've always wanted a custom steel frame, and this might be the last one i buy. (already planning out my next bike needs: mountain bike, gravel bike,...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-14-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,440
Posted By sultanofsuede

best info i can provide on both: S3: i was...

best info i can provide on both:

S3: i was trying to keep brands out of the tread to try to get some level of objectivity, but its the waterford tube, and from what i can see on their website, it...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-13-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,440
Posted By sultanofsuede

Road Bike Tube Recommendations?

i usually post over in the road bike forum, but thought i might get some good input from all of you. i'm working on a new bike build and had a question on the value of a couple tube options i'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By sultanofsuede

i live about 4 hours away. wish it was a weekend...

i live about 4 hours away. wish it was a weekend thing (or am i missing something?). looks like a cool event, so please follow up with some highlights.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By sultanofsuede

as always - good feedback/input from the RCBF. ...

as always - good feedback/input from the RCBF.
i do trust this guy, and i'm not in some huge hurry, so all parts/pieces can be ordered and assembled with the right amount of research by both of us....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By sultanofsuede

Local Bike shop opinions

i'm considering working with a trusted local shop to build out a bike. considering a custom steel or TI frame with campagnolo and in my discussions with their lead mechanic (he's been working there...
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