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Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-14, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,000
Posted By humboldt'sroads

Shimano 4600 Groupset Weight?

The Google is failing me, or at least being much more difficult than I expected..

How much does the 4600 groupset weigh? If you have this info, please let me know if that includes the crankset &...
06-19-14, 03:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,260
Posted By humboldt'sroads

I would have picked up the Wabi Lightning if I...

I would have picked up the Wabi Lightning if I felt like dropping the cash but Reynolds 725 is as good of steel as I've ridden so I went with the Classic. Incredible ride, gotta say. Like the...
06-13-14, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 535
Posted By humboldt'sroads

Neither of the options you're looking at will be...

Neither of the options you're looking at will be much different at all.

For the cost of an eighth of weed over your budget you could get the Kilo, which in my opinion is easily worth it. It is...
06-12-14, 10:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,481
Posted By humboldt'sroads

I'd define a proper bike as one that perfectly...

I'd define a proper bike as one that perfectly suits its intended purpose. Aesthetically proper is another story, though they can overlap.
06-11-14, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,829
Posted By humboldt'sroads

Nothing wrong with those 2 bikes, but with that...

Nothing wrong with those 2 bikes, but with that budget I'd check out craigslist or bikesdirect.

Though I don't currently ride one, I've owned 2 Kilo TT's from bikesdirect, and found no better...
06-10-14, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 810
Posted By humboldt'sroads

Don't worry about it. While you may have done...

Don't worry about it. While you may have done better, $120 is still within the ride it till it breaks price range. Shred 'em and let us know.
06-10-14, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,388
Posted By humboldt'sroads

Nice. Yeah I live a few blocks away from Jason's...

Nice. Yeah I live a few blocks away from Jason's shop - think that front window's gotta be plastered with my snot! Mikkelsen looks nice and I've never heard of them. Hard to tell what he commands...
06-10-14, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,388
Posted By humboldt'sroads

I'm sure you already know about Broakland. Drop...

I'm sure you already know about Broakland. Drop by Montano Velo on Piedmont Ave. in Oakland to check 'em out. May be cost prohibitive, but they sure are purdy.
06-10-14, 12:54 PM
Replies: 24,489
Views: 1,952,422
Posted By humboldt'sroads

Today I finally took my new Wabi Classic out for...

Today I finally took my new Wabi Classic out for it's first commute. :) Since I broke my humerus snowboarding the day after it arrived, it's been sitting for 4 months collecting dust on that shiny...
06-07-14, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 822
Posted By humboldt'sroads

Source for old models of Shimano brake lever hoods?

Anyone know where to find hoods that will fit old Tiagra ST-4400 levers from a decade ago? All sources online show "discontinued" and ebay just has used, whole lever assembly.

Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-14, 05:47 PM
04-02-14, 05:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,298
Posted By humboldt'sroads

^^This. That's why I compromised and went Wabi -...

^^This. That's why I compromised and went Wabi - best of both worlds!


Fanfreakingtastic! Quote of the day/week/month/year.
04-02-14, 05:36 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,298
Posted By humboldt'sroads

I'd normally agree with you about going the LBS...

I'd normally agree with you about going the LBS route, but based on the OP's experience with his LBS I wouldn't give them my business. Some may call it salesmanship, I call it ******baggery. Not...
04-02-14, 05:08 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,298
Posted By humboldt'sroads

Special-ed can suck an a-hole. They're the...

Special-ed can suck an a-hole. They're the ugliest overpriced bikes on the market. Get the Kilo off Craigslist if it fits. With those spec's it's a very nice bike by any standard and is a fair...
03-23-14, 10:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,414
Posted By humboldt'sroads

inspiration: Tour by fixed-gear bicycle...

inspiration:
Tour by fixed-gear bicycle (http://www.greywoolknickers.net/BikeTrip07/index.html)

something i'd love to do someday
03-20-14, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,391
Posted By humboldt'sroads

53 you'll be more upright and i know for sure...

53 you'll be more upright and i know for sure you'll get a better view of that massive pothole. 100% sure.
03-19-14, 12:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,474
Posted By humboldt'sroads

no foot retention, son? absurd. what ever...

no foot retention, son? absurd.

what ever happened to bmx bikes? don't they still make those for the kids these days?
03-19-14, 11:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,911
Posted By humboldt'sroads

thanks for the well-wishes all. surgery went...

thanks for the well-wishes all. surgery went well with the installation of another plate and more screws, not pins as i'd thought. i have a nerve block which i'e never had before and makes my...
03-18-14, 09:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,911
Posted By humboldt'sroads

like i did with my last surgery...already have a...

like i did with my last surgery...already have a bent titanium plate on my left clavicle. lesson learned i hope.
03-17-14, 05:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,911
Posted By humboldt'sroads

Did it snowboarding on saturday. getting it...

Did it snowboarding on saturday. getting it pinned tomorrow, which will lend to a quicker recovery vs. not having surgery. should be able to mobilize in a couple weeks - just hope I don't have to...
03-16-14, 09:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,911
Posted By humboldt'sroads

So...broke my humerus yesterday; surgery this...

So...broke my humerus yesterday; surgery this week. I'm guessing at least 2 months off with my shiny new ride collecting dust. Beat.
03-14-14, 04:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,306
Posted By humboldt'sroads

Go familiarize yourself with some bikes, either...

Go familiarize yourself with some bikes, either through craigslist finds or at your nearby shop, then go for the lightest bike that you're comfortable on, within your budget.

Cop out answer, but...
03-14-14, 03:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,306
Posted By humboldt'sroads

Those comfort bikes will be much heavier than...

Those comfort bikes will be much heavier than you'll want to lug up 2 flights.

Torkers aren't great, but will get you a few miles to and from work every day with little issue and should be the...
03-14-14, 12:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,911
Posted By humboldt'sroads

The fit is perfect - absolutely perfect. 58...

The fit is perfect - absolutely perfect. 58 would have been way too small and the standover on the 61 is not an issue at all. I'd have felt like a bit of a wee Todd had I ordered the 58 against...
03-12-14, 07:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,911
Posted By humboldt'sroads

Coming tomorrow actually, so you may as well...

Coming tomorrow actually, so you may as well start the bidding low...

Ordered Monday, built and shipped Tuesday, here by Thursday - not bad.
03-11-14, 05:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 970
Posted By humboldt'sroads

Building can definitely be rewarding and very...

Building can definitely be rewarding and very simple with a fixed gear, but you have to be patient and look for deals.

I've gone this route with a Kilo TT now twice, buying the complete off BD...
03-11-14, 02:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 970
Posted By humboldt'sroads

Sounds like you found your steed. I just ordered...

Sounds like you found your steed. I just ordered a Wabi Classic last night and I already got the shipping notification.

As bowzette said, Richard provides very good customer service and seems...
03-11-14, 11:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,911
Posted By humboldt'sroads

Ordered. 61 as per Richard's recommendation. ...

Ordered. 61 as per Richard's recommendation. Should have it sometime next week. Stay tuned for the thrilling conclusion of "I'll ask for your advice, but don't expect me to follow it..."
03-05-14, 05:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,911
Posted By humboldt'sroads

Well, if you put it that way... This is a...

Well, if you put it that way...

This is a good point, and I'm absolutely considering Richard's advice. He's been fantastic and very patient so far. He will be back at his shop on Monday and will...
03-04-14, 05:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,911
Posted By humboldt'sroads

Thanks for the feedback - you make some good...

Thanks for the feedback - you make some good points about stem length and I'm sure that Richard is very good at what he does.

I'm just going to have a really hard time purchasing a bike with 1/4...
03-04-14, 03:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,911
Posted By humboldt'sroads

Update - Richard recommended the 61 cm frame...

Update - Richard recommended the 61 cm frame based on my dimensions and the measurements of my CAADX and advised that a 130 stem would be needed on a 58 to duplicate the reach.

He corrected me...
03-03-14, 06:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,911
Posted By humboldt'sroads

Wabi Classic - Which Size??

I've seen a number of threads about the seemingly high standover of Wabi's frames, and plenty of threads from those that are happy on their Wabi, but none to help me determine whether to size-up or...
08-23-13, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 511
Posted By humboldt'sroads

For Sufferers of Chronic, Recurrent, or Unexplained Pain

What follows is an important account of how I've beat my chronic runner's knee - once and for all.

As some of you may recall, I'd been battling seemingly unexplained runner's knee/tendonopathy for...
06-05-13, 12:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,180
Posted By humboldt'sroads

So many variables with knee injuries so start...

So many variables with knee injuries so start with the cheap and easy fixes (not the MRI).

Raise your saddle a little, check your fore-aft. Stretching is good. Check your cross training...
03-28-13, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 17,722
Posted By humboldt'sroads

Haha, right. Dammit those rollers are way more...

Haha, right. Dammit those rollers are way more expensive! Very good points and advice though - thanks!

Yeah, I thought pursuing Biology would liberate me from the desk. Turns out most jobs in...
03-28-13, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 17,722
Posted By humboldt'sroads

Well said. To clarify, I won't be doing any...

Well said. To clarify, I won't be doing any riding in Spain and Portugal, just lots of walking, sightseeing, taking pictures, eating, and drinking the wine. Can't wait. I've been rolling too,...
03-26-13, 05:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 17,722
Posted By humboldt'sroads

Well said - this really has been a life (and...

Well said - this really has been a life (and lifestyle) changing injury. The frustrating issue is that I've always considered myself a balanced athlete so I'm really having to dig deep to understand...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-13, 05:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,431
Posted By humboldt'sroads

My prefered LBS typically has a 3 week wait for...

My prefered LBS typically has a 3 week wait for service (they're very professional and very good). I find that a 6 pack gets me to the front of the line on a "bring it by and we'll fit it in when we...
03-25-13, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 17,722
Posted By humboldt'sroads

Anterior Pelvic Tilt in Cyclists

For over a year now, I've been dealing with chronic anterior knee pain, looking for that "silver bullet" - that one tweak or addition to my training finally getting me over the hump and back to the...
03-06-13, 04:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,553
Posted By humboldt'sroads

Been about a month so I'm due for another...

Been about a month so I'm due for another update...

My knees are generally doing quite well, considering where I was a few short months ago. The best news is that I've been back on the bike for a...
02-20-13, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By humboldt'sroads

craigslist.

craigslist.
02-20-13, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,561
Posted By humboldt'sroads

...as it always does. Early May usually isn't as...

...as it always does. Early May usually isn't as bad as later in summer, but I've definitely battled the headwind on the Wildflower centry in Chico. Starting at 7am should get you done though...
02-19-13, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,161
Posted By humboldt'sroads

I'd call it a fair deal on an originally...

I'd call it a fair deal on an originally far-overpriced item but not a "steal". I picked up a CAADX 105 brand new from LBS for $1200 (and have purchased 3 similarly spec'd bikes from local shops...
02-19-13, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,440
Posted By humboldt'sroads

Good recommendations, thanks! I've had a chance...

Good recommendations, thanks! I've had a chance to check out some of these already and will definitely be doing some more exploring. I found the bayarearides.com site that got me started, then...
01-30-13, 08:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,764
Posted By humboldt'sroads

Don't get me wrong - I will completely agree with...

Don't get me wrong - I will completely agree with the fact that elite racers aren't concerned with focusing on their core strength as it comes naturally when you are on the bike as much as they (you,...
01-30-13, 03:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,764
Posted By humboldt'sroads

I think you're missing the point of the post -...

I think you're missing the point of the post - while yes, pro-level cyclists are specialists and may not even be able to put up the same weight on the leg press as many of us, they are also 40-100...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-13, 02:35 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 8,074
Posted By humboldt'sroads

To pretend that we are anything but "beer fans...

To pretend that we are anything but "beer fans with a penchant for cycling" would be incorrect. Have you been to a charity ride lately? They don't sell out of the 3X jersey size for no good...
01-29-13, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 984
Posted By humboldt'sroads

While I would have to agree with you that CX is...

While I would have to agree with you that CX is indeed, racing (just as MX is), to say what I'm looking for is a road bike with 25c tires and fender mounts (a touring bike) is simply wrong. I had a...
01-29-13, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,553
Posted By humboldt'sroads

So as to not abandon this thread, I suppose I'm...

So as to not abandon this thread, I suppose I'm long overdue for an update... The cliffs-notes version: More ups and downs. Injury persists (now at a full 10 months since onset of symptoms and 5...
01-25-13, 10:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 984
Posted By humboldt'sroads

Sounds like quite the exciting Saturday. Throw in...

Sounds like quite the exciting Saturday. Throw in some good trees and a radio and you may never have to return! Yes the foothills are nice they help me bring in the Niners when I'm a LONG way from...
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