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09-06-15, 01:17 PM
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Posted By bmontgomery87

Just picked this kit up. Really well made and...

Just picked this kit up. Really well made and legit.
If they're doing one for retrogression I'd definitely recommend picking one up. (They run small tho. Size up )
07-11-15, 05:11 PM
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Posted By bmontgomery87

I'm on the couch drinking now. 43 miles. ...

I'm on the couch drinking now.
43 miles. Nearly 3200 feet in climbing. And I decided on my full route after leaving home. So I was in a tee shirt with a messenger bag.
Not prepared at all
07-11-15, 04:34 PM
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Posted By bmontgomery87

Did a popular roadie loop this morning. For some...

Did a popular roadie loop this morning. For some reason I thought my 52:17 gearing would be okay for climbing a mountain
06-27-15, 08:42 AM
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Posted By bmontgomery87

The frames aren't awful but the customer service...

The frames aren't awful but the customer service will keep me from purchasing another leader.

My friend sent his back for a warranty return and ended up receiving a frame that was chipped and had...
06-19-15, 04:26 PM
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Posted By bmontgomery87

Finally received all of the correct parts. Frame...

Finally received all of the correct parts. Frame showed up missing my bottom bracket and with the wrong fork.
Headset was a struggle but I swapped some parts and I think it turned out okay for a...
06-17-15, 06:59 PM
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Posted By bmontgomery87

I've been fighting with the fsa integrated...

I've been fighting with the fsa integrated headset on my 725.
It feels like there is no room for adjustment. Either the headset is too tight and the steering is basically locked (can't ride hands...
06-14-15, 11:30 AM
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Posted By bmontgomery87

I'm looking at that case as well. I can tolerate...

I'm looking at that case as well. I can tolerate something that isn't waterproof, but I agree, chrome needs to make a pouch for something other than iphones.
My main concern, that of any fakenger,...
06-14-15, 11:30 AM
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Posted By bmontgomery87

I'm looking at that case as well. I can tolerate...

I'm looking at that case as well. I can tolerate something that isn't waterproof, but I agree, chrome needs to make a pouch for something other than iphones.
My main concern, that of any fakenger,...
06-14-15, 11:08 AM
06-12-15, 08:17 AM
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Posted By bmontgomery87

Hunting for a cell phone pouch to throw on my...

Hunting for a cell phone pouch to throw on my chrome bag. Anyone have recommendations for one that will fit an s5. Something durable.
06-05-15, 12:59 PM
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Posted By bmontgomery87

Depending on brand of tire and chain length you...

Depending on brand of tire and chain length you can fit a 28.
I ride 25c most of the time on my 721
06-05-15, 12:57 PM
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Posted By bmontgomery87

It's been frustrating, I can't imagine how...

It's been frustrating, I can't imagine how difficult this process would be for someone with one bike that depended on it for work or commuting.

I commute daily but luckily have a few backup bikes....
06-05-15, 11:18 AM
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Posted By bmontgomery87

That's a valid point. Another update : The...

That's a valid point.

Another update :
The tracking information I got informed me I had a package scheduled for delivery today. I emailed tim at leader 4 times to confirm that he actually...
06-03-15, 05:55 AM
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Posted By bmontgomery87

Alright. 1 month later update. I wasn't...

Alright. 1 month later update.

I wasn't going to spend money on an uograde so I decided I'd try another 725 frameset as replacement. After sending 3 emails I finally got a response from leader...
05-29-15, 11:28 AM
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Views: 1,051
Posted By bmontgomery87

Glad to see my smart ass answer worked ^^

Glad to see my smart ass answer worked ^^
05-29-15, 08:44 AM
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Posted By bmontgomery87

Brakes are for posers who can't ride. Helmets...

Brakes are for posers who can't ride.
Helmets are okay if you wear a sweet cap.
Fully kitted is stupid if you aren't fast.
Carbon makes you look like a rich boy
Omniums suck because they always...
05-29-15, 08:24 AM
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Posted By bmontgomery87

My bad. I didn't know that was a heavily...

My bad.
I didn't know that was a heavily debated topic. I don't know many riders who are fast that aren't using clipless. Maybe it's different in other areas.
05-29-15, 07:49 AM
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Posted By bmontgomery87

Had a great morning ride. Didn't kill myself...

Had a great morning ride.

Didn't kill myself and still averaged 18 mph over almost 36 miles. Finally finding my form for the year.
05-28-15, 06:30 PM
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Posted By bmontgomery87

As already stated, the points of contact are the...

As already stated, the points of contact are the best first upgrades.
Figure out the ratio you want.
Then get a decent wheelset.

I'd personally upgrade to clipless if you get remotely serious...
05-28-15, 06:27 PM
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Posted By bmontgomery87

Low gear ratio Wet asphalt Bullhorns ...

Low gear ratio
Wet asphalt
Bullhorns

You'll learn to skid.
Just don't try whip skids on wet roads....unless you have a camera
05-28-15, 06:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,182
Posted By bmontgomery87

I've done two metric centuries while carrying a...

I've done two metric centuries while carrying a bag.
Provided it isn't loaded up with a ton of ****, anything under 35 miles or so isn't bad. Then it starts hurting

I personally like the buckle...
05-12-15, 07:14 PM
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Posted By bmontgomery87

This. I considered upgrading to a kagero but...

This.
I considered upgrading to a kagero but didn't want to spend another 400 on a leader frame.
if you're willing to try another 725 they're supposed to have a polished aluminum out this month....
05-05-15, 06:20 PM
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Posted By bmontgomery87

It took a few emails but I got in touch with...

It took a few emails but I got in touch with leader and am happy with the customer service I've received.

Hopefully all will be resolved shortly.
05-04-15, 07:55 PM
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Posted By bmontgomery87

hopefully it works out that way for me. how...

hopefully it works out that way for me.
how long did it take them to respond? I sent am email over the weekend and another today.
05-02-15, 03:20 PM
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Posted By bmontgomery87

. Their policy does say they'll give you store...

. Their policy does say they'll give you store credit but I'd be afraid of just ending up out of even more money.

I'm going to be nice and civil until I actually hear back from them and I'll go...
05-02-15, 03:10 PM
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Posted By bmontgomery87

I'm asking but I don't see it happening. If it...

I'm asking but I don't see it happening. If it were newer I'd contact paypal but I've had it for 5 months so I'd say my time is long gone.

I'd like to put it towards a 722 or something without the...
05-02-15, 02:53 PM
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Posted By bmontgomery87

You mustve worked on a lot of the bikes I saw on...

You mustve worked on a lot of the bikes I saw on instagram with this crack too. Just saw one last week and of course a team rider was trying to justify it.

I just expect it to be replaced. I think...
05-02-15, 12:49 PM
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Posted By bmontgomery87

It's just frustrating. My 721 is bombproof....

It's just frustrating.
My 721 is bombproof. Backed into it with a car, wrecked it a few times, it's been locked up, rained on and has about 3000 miles on it. No issues.
The 725 has been treated...
05-02-15, 10:47 AM
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Posted By bmontgomery87

Recent discussion made me walk downstairs to...

Recent discussion made me walk downstairs to examine my new 725. Sure enough it's cracked. I'll be contacting leader today and will update with how the process goes.
05-02-15, 06:50 AM
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Posted By bmontgomery87

Ate it hard yesterday going across a wooden...

Ate it hard yesterday going across a wooden bridge in the rain.
Shopping for a new helmet today.

Any suggestions for a decent roadie one under 100?
I'm looking at giro savant but can't find my...
11-21-14, 08:23 AM
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Posted By bmontgomery87

literally the worst wrap job I've ever seen.

literally the worst wrap job I've ever seen.
11-20-14, 07:20 AM
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Posted By bmontgomery87

If you've been riding for 7 years, why are you...

If you've been riding for 7 years, why are you still asking questions like "omg i only have 300 dollarz, what frame should I buy? halp"
11-20-14, 05:42 AM
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Posted By bmontgomery87

Patiently waiting to see how big of a tool I look...

Patiently waiting to see how big of a tool I look like on the news this morning.

It warmed up to 36 this morning, got 10 miles in on my commute
11-19-14, 02:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,991
Posted By bmontgomery87

I've had 3 rush hours (reynolds). And some crappy...

I've had 3 rush hours (reynolds). And some crappy entry level steel bikes.
I'm sure I'd enjoy riding something like a bianchi around town, but as I said, this guy seems to be building a budget bike....
11-19-14, 01:57 PM
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Views: 2,991
Posted By bmontgomery87

Damn. You're heavier than I am. Are you tall? ...

Damn. You're heavier than I am.
Are you tall?


I'm coming up to NYC in December for the winter alley cat. I'll buy you a beer to say sorry for being an *******!
11-19-14, 01:54 PM
Replies: 56
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Posted By bmontgomery87

It may have been bad logic, but I'll tell you how...

It may have been bad logic, but I'll tell you how I got to that.

No one who squats more than 225 can fit their quads into skinny jeans.
I didn't think anyone was allowed to ride fixed in NYC...
11-19-14, 01:52 PM
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Posted By bmontgomery87

ive had to get out of that habit quickly haha i...

ive had to get out of that habit quickly haha
i love doing whip skids but i try to be mindful of my foot angle when doing them
11-19-14, 01:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,991
Posted By bmontgomery87

I was also just having some friendly banter back...

I was also just having some friendly banter back by saying "i can squat more".
Arguing about how you can do anything better than someone else, especially over the internet, is beyond stupid.
And I...
11-19-14, 01:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,991
Posted By bmontgomery87

I agree that it's dumb to just pull that out of...

I agree that it's dumb to just pull that out of the air. It was only said because someone who probably can't squat 225 (no hate) told me I should squat more, just because I don't like heavy bikes.
...
11-19-14, 01:21 PM
Replies: 56
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Posted By bmontgomery87

When someone tells me to go squat, I get...

When someone tells me to go squat, I get offended. Especially when it comes from a cyclist.. Most cyclists are underweight and weak and don't lift much.

It would be like a ballerina telling...
11-19-14, 01:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,991
Posted By bmontgomery87

http://maxspliffington.com/wp-content/uploads/2014...

http://maxspliffington.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/pissing-contest.jpg

That's quite possible.
I'm out. you guys have a good day riding whatever metal you choose!
11-19-14, 01:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,991
Posted By bmontgomery87

+1 I said in my earlier post 2014 closeouts. ...

+1
I said in my earlier post 2014 closeouts.

I wouldn't recommend the new one to someone who was asking for a 300 dollar deal. I'm mouthy and clueless at times, but I'm not stupid.
11-19-14, 01:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,772
Posted By bmontgomery87

I'm about 20 miles from Blacksburg. We don't have...

I'm about 20 miles from Blacksburg. We don't have a lot of great urban riding where I live, but I definitely get some of the best scenery for long rides. Southwest Virginia is amazing for outdoor...
11-19-14, 12:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,991
Posted By bmontgomery87

I bet my left testicle that I squat substantially...

I bet my left testicle that I squat substantially more weight than you.

I've ridden aluminum and steel, and was just stating that I loathe steel, as most of the bikes I've ridden were heavier.
...
11-19-14, 12:19 PM
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Posted By bmontgomery87

nice. wait until a year from now. you'll be...

nice.

wait until a year from now. you'll be repping 2x bodyweight for 5.
11-19-14, 12:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,991
Posted By bmontgomery87

But how much did you spend on components? I...

But how much did you spend on components?

I wasn't saying you can't build a nice ass steel bike. I just don't think you can build a light one on a small budget. (Not a weight weenie but lugging...
11-19-14, 12:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,801
Posted By bmontgomery87

I can only draw 2 conclusions from this: 1. You...

I can only draw 2 conclusions from this:
1. You aren't good at riding downhill
2. You don't know how SPD pedals work, and what "play" is

You can have some ankle movement while going downhill...
11-19-14, 12:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,772
Posted By bmontgomery87

I ride 8 miles to the city so I can deal with...

I ride 8 miles to the city so I can deal with traffic, red lights, etc
It gets boring riding on an empty road after an hour or two.
11-19-14, 10:52 AM
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Views: 1,949,808
Posted By bmontgomery87

18 degrees this morning. Not riding today. bleh....

18 degrees this morning. Not riding today. bleh.

Guess it's time to put more focus into the gym.
11-19-14, 10:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,991
Posted By bmontgomery87

after riding aluminum, i loathe steel. sure it...

after riding aluminum, i loathe steel. sure it rides smooth but most of the steel bikes i've owned were insanely heavy compared to my leader.
If I had 800ish to drop on a good steel frameset with a...
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