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06-07-15, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3,201
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Posted By SDRider

2013 Giant Talon 29er hard tail with an OEM...

2013 Giant Talon 29er hard tail with an OEM budget fork and Easton EA70 XCT wheels running a tubeless setup. Love the bike, very capable... more capable than I am quite frankly. Would love a better...
01-20-14, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,197
Posted By SDRider

Why on earth would you want to go with a roof...

Why on earth would you want to go with a roof rack? Lifting your bikes over your head to put them up there gets old quick. Personally, I'd go with a hitch mount rack.

1UP makes a great hitch...
10-22-13, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,607
Posted By SDRider

My last mtb was a '97 Trek hardtail (back when...

My last mtb was a '97 Trek hardtail (back when friends didn't let friends buy Treks) and I recently bought a 2013 Giant 29er hardtail. Completely different ride. I much prefer the newer bikes with...
10-16-13, 09:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,012
Posted By SDRider

Just needs a hood to strap the dead animals to. :P

Just needs a hood to strap the dead animals to. :P
10-13-13, 04:55 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 60,485
Posted By SDRider

I'm really digging the disc brakes on my 29er. ...

I'm really digging the disc brakes on my 29er. First bike I've owned with disc brakes and I like 'em!
10-11-13, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By SDRider

Very cool! I bought a 29er about a month ago and...

Very cool! I bought a 29er about a month ago and I've been riding it quite a bit. Looking to get my 11 year old son out on the trails soon.
09-16-13, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By SDRider

Congrats! I'm a fellow roadie who just bought a...

Congrats! I'm a fellow roadie who just bought a 29er hard tail and I love it!
09-16-13, 07:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,751
Posted By SDRider

I :love: my 29er.

I :love: my 29er.
09-16-13, 07:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 877
Posted By SDRider

:thumb: Pretty much this. When I first went...

:thumb: Pretty much this. When I first went clipless I remember going for a couple rides and was very conscious about unclipping before coming to a stop then I commuted to work one day and was fine...
09-16-13, 03:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 877
Posted By SDRider

I rode an hour and a half on Saturday. Haven't...

I rode an hour and a half on Saturday. Haven't been on a trail or mtb in years but I've been riding road for more than a decade with clipless pedals.

I wouldn't ride a bike without clipless...
09-16-13, 11:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,450
Posted By SDRider

I just bought a hardtail (closeout 2013 Giant...

I just bought a hardtail (closeout 2013 Giant Talon 29er 0 for $899) after years being out of the sport of mtb and I think I made the right choice for the type of riding I do which is mostly hard...
09-16-13, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 877
Posted By SDRider

I just picked up a set of Shimano PD-M520 pedals...

I just picked up a set of Shimano PD-M520 pedals for my mtb. Pretty happy with them so far.

Just make sure you practice clipping and unclipping before you go riding for the first time. Even so,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-13, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By SDRider

Shimano freehub question

I picked up a set of Mavic Ksyrium SL wheels but they have a Campy freehub installed. What do I need to replace so this wheelset will work with Shimano 10 speed cassette? Is there any difference...
04-24-12, 08:01 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 21,620
Posted By SDRider

Yeah, I think the Le Champion and the Team...

Yeah, I think the Le Champion and the Team Champion were the only models that came with sew-ups. Those were the two top of the line racing bikes from Motobecane in the 70s.
04-23-12, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 786
Posted By SDRider

Contact Jim at Cyclart in Vista, CA. He is...

Contact Jim at Cyclart in Vista, CA. He is pretty knowledgeable when it comes to vintage bikes and he can do decal reproductions if he doesn't have what you're looking for in stock.
04-23-12, 09:03 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 21,620
Posted By SDRider

I had a Le Champion I bought used in the early...

I had a Le Champion I bought used in the early 1980s, it was literally the first really nice bike I ever owned and I rode it all over upstate NY when I was in my teens. It was that Lilac color and...
04-23-12, 08:51 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,106,564
Posted By SDRider

Looking for 70s Motobecane Le Champion or Team...

Looking for 70s Motobecane Le Champion or Team Champion. Frame or complete bike. I'm 5'11" and ride a 55/56cm bike.

I have a silver Le Champion of the same era but it is too big for me.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-12, 09:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,976
Posted By SDRider

Agreed

Agreed
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-12, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 854
Posted By SDRider

Go with White Industries hubs. I have a pair...

Go with White Industries hubs. I have a pair laced to Mavic Reflex rims, 32 hole. I'm very pleased with them but I have to admit that I get a little nervous that I might have a flat when I'm out...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-12, 02:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,065
Posted By SDRider

I have thousands of miles on a few pair of Voler...

I have thousands of miles on a few pair of Voler bib shorts. Not too expensive, comfortable, and they seem to hold up fairly well. Been off the bike for a couple years but recently started riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-12, 02:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,207
Posted By SDRider

I couldn't agree more. The first time I rode a...

I couldn't agree more. The first time I rode a century I trained for it, tapered off the week prior, didn't touch alcohol and ate properly and I completed it, averaged 15.5 over about 5.5 hours of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-12, 02:37 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 8,259
Posted By SDRider

Motorcycles. I'm on my third motorcycle now, a...

Motorcycles. I'm on my third motorcycle now, a 2012 Ducati Monster 1100 EVO I bought back in June. I have 4500 miles on it already and it is a blast to ride out in the local mountains and canyons. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-12, 11:20 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,598,770
Posted By SDRider

Hey, I posted my LeMond... and my LOOK back on...

Hey, I posted my LeMond... and my LOOK back on page 19 or 20 of this thread. I still have both bicycles and ride them. Getting back into cycling actually.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-12, 11:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,207
Posted By SDRider

100 miles

100 miles
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-12, 08:26 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,598,770
Posted By SDRider

Grass, it grows here year round. I actually rode...

Grass, it grows here year round. I actually rode my LeMond outside today. :P
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-12, 08:07 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,989
Posted By SDRider

Been running LOOK Carbon KEO's for a few years. ...

Been running LOOK Carbon KEO's for a few years. No complaints... well, the cleats wear out kind of quickly but that's typical of this type of pedal.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-12, 08:05 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,598,770
Posted By SDRider

Definitely hot!

Definitely hot!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-12, 07:42 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,598,770
Posted By SDRider

It is and riding it is definitely physically...

It is and riding it is definitely physically demanding but in a completely different way than cycling. I've been cycling all my life, it is only in the last few years I've gotten into motorcycles. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-12, 07:39 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,598,770
Posted By SDRider

Come on... that's pure sex! And kind of the...

Come on... that's pure sex! And kind of the reason I've been off the bicycle for the last few years. But I'm getting back into cycling after a few year hiatus. I do love my Duc though.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-12, 07:10 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,598,770
Posted By SDRider

http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/1275/img7746sl....

http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/1275/img7746sl.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/546/img7746sl.jpg/)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-12, 05:54 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,598,770
Posted By SDRider

My ride of choice today: ...

My ride of choice today:

http://img806.imageshack.us/img806/5066/lemond.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/806/lemond.jpg/)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-12, 05:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,065
Posted By SDRider

The black ones...

The black ones...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-10, 08:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,197
Posted By SDRider

Full suspension is a complete waste of money on a...

Full suspension is a complete waste of money on a commuter bike. I used to weigh 210lbs and commuted for years on a weight weenie road bike...we have bike lanes and relatively good roads though so...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-10, 08:34 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,598,770
Posted By SDRider

http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/5241/thebike.jp...

http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/5241/thebike.jpg (http://img263.imageshack.us/i/thebike.jpg/)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-10, 03:57 PM
Replies: 16,062
Views: 329,994
Posted By SDRider

I'm seriously looking at the Ducati Monster as my...

I'm seriously looking at the Ducati Monster as my next bike. I've ridden a few and like them very much...besides, my bike is coming up on 12,000 miles and it needs a valve check soon.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-10, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,199
Posted By SDRider

Here's mine. I built this bike up from parts I...

Here's mine. I built this bike up from parts I selected, not some store bought bike. I have a custom LeMond Zurich if you'd like to see pics of it.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-10, 03:43 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 6,390
Posted By SDRider

48mph is the fastest I've managed (downhill of...

48mph is the fastest I've managed (downhill of course). Great fun!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-10, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16,062
Views: 329,994
Posted By SDRider

Nice bike man! Glad to see you're still here,...

Nice bike man! Glad to see you're still here, I've been away from the bike for a while...got into motorcycles but I'm starting to ride my bikes again (I missed it). Anyway, sweet ride!:thumb:
Forum: Commuting
04-24-10, 03:37 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,045
Posted By SDRider

That's good news! My wife has been pestering me...

That's good news! My wife has been pestering me to get this done but I've got to admit...I'm a big wuss when it comes to this type of thing.
04-24-10, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7,326
Views: 1,916,197
Posted By SDRider

Not exactly an old frame but it is steel and it...

Not exactly an old frame but it is steel and it did originally have down tube shifters. It is a LeMond Zurich made of Reynolds 853 tubing. I had it repainted and the graphics done a few years ago...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-09, 05:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,100
Posted By SDRider

I've had good luck with the Voler bib shorts. I...

I've had good luck with the Voler bib shorts. I have a bunch of jerseys from different makes.
08-08-09, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By SDRider

If you're in north county go see Tom at Bicycle...

If you're in north county go see Tom at Bicycle Warehouse in Vista. He really knows his stuff. Great guy too.
Forum: Commuting
04-29-09, 08:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 920
Posted By SDRider

Thanks for reminding me that I need to buy my son...

Thanks for reminding me that I need to buy my son a bike and teach him how to ride it.
Forum: Commuting
04-29-09, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By SDRider

Welcome me back into the commuter fold.

I've been off the bike for a while but today I rode in to work for the first time in many months...and it freaking killed me. My commute is about 10 miles one way and it is all hills unfortunately...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-09, 08:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,777
Posted By SDRider

Ask your manager politely to **** off. Just...

Ask your manager politely to **** off.

Just kidding, I'd approach it from a human standpoint. Go to him/her and ask if they appreciate the work you do there. If they do, tell that person that...
Forum: Commuting
04-28-09, 09:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,160
Posted By SDRider

http://stonewall.nist.gov/CONTENT/wall199c.jpg

http://stonewall.nist.gov/CONTENT/wall199c.jpg
Forum: Commuting
04-28-09, 09:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,078
Posted By SDRider

I'm not into labels.

I'm not into labels.
Forum: Commuting
07-26-08, 08:23 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,694
Posted By SDRider

What's wrong with commuting in spandex? On my...

What's wrong with commuting in spandex? On my hilly 10 mile commute it is far more comfortable than a pair of slacks and a dress shirt. I have to shower and change anyway so why wear clothes that...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-08, 10:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,227
Posted By SDRider

I do for my ride home but usually just put it on...

I do for my ride home but usually just put it on my face and neck as I'm riding into the sun or have it beating down on one side for most of the ride.
Forum: Commuting
04-15-08, 10:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,957
Posted By SDRider

Occasionally. :D

Occasionally. :D
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