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Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-14, 10:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,508
Posted By cmdr

See if you can get a match for the logo blue. Or,...

See if you can get a match for the logo blue. Or, just do black. White would be nice... for a day.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-14, 10:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,716
Posted By cmdr

Now I don't feel that one should upgrade all...

Now I don't feel that one should upgrade all willy-nilly, but it doesn't seem like anyone has addressed how awesome the new Ultegra is.
The shifting is quicker and more precise. The ergonomics are...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-14, 08:52 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,601,777
Posted By cmdr

383471 Salsa Colossal Ti

383471

Salsa Colossal Ti
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-14, 08:41 PM
Replies: 26,481
Views: 16,212,563
Posted By cmdr

383467 383469 Salsa Colossal Ti Ultegra...

383467
383469

Salsa Colossal Ti
Ultegra 6800
DT Swiss/Hed wheels,
Bontrager RXL bars,
Specialized stem,
Ritchey WCS trail seatpost,
Specialized Romin Pro saddle
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-14, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18,543
Views: 3,655,091
Posted By cmdr

Salsa Colossal Ti w/full Ultegra 6800 group. Pics...

Salsa Colossal Ti w/full Ultegra 6800 group. Pics later.
04-15-14, 07:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,798
Posted By cmdr

We can't all be trolls. I was just trying to...

We can't all be trolls. I was just trying to suggest something that would look cool and be comfortable. If the OP wants a tire that will make him feel faster on his ten mile ride that's his...
04-14-14, 06:39 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-14, 06:34 PM
Replies: 26,481
Views: 16,212,563
Posted By cmdr

Very nice.

Very nice.
04-14-14, 06:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,798
Posted By cmdr

Being that light means you can run WAY lower...

Being that light means you can run WAY lower pressure and max out your comfort without worrying about damaging your wheels or slowing yourself down.

Check out this very informative article:
Tech...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-14, 10:06 AM
Replies: 26,481
Views: 16,212,563
Posted By cmdr

Looks like it's wearing naughty lingerie. I...

Looks like it's wearing naughty lingerie. I didn't know Adam & Eve had a cycling department.
03-05-14, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By cmdr

There is a metal spring behind the caliper arms...

There is a metal spring behind the caliper arms that wrap around the pivots and extend towards then end of the arm. I found that putting some tenacious oil or grease where the spring contacts the arm...
03-05-14, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,462
Posted By cmdr

THey're just to reduce the cables getting gritty...

THey're just to reduce the cables getting gritty and slowing down your shifting. Sometimes the help guide the FD cable through the frame on carbon bikes. I would change them when I changed cables.
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By cmdr

Sell it whole or in pieces?

I'm in a quandary.
I have a bike, a 1969 Bob Jackson. I have been building this up for several years. I originally posted it way back here...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-12, 05:05 PM
Replies: 26,481
Views: 16,212,563
Posted By cmdr

I get a message from flickr saying that the...

I get a message from flickr saying that the photos are private.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-12, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By cmdr

I've been having the same problem. Saris alludes...

I've been having the same problem. Saris alludes that you can do a calibration test if you are using one of their head units (not a Garmin like I have). If you have to send it back to them to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-12, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 145,208
Posted By cmdr

Please lose that chainring guard. Kills the look.

Please lose that chainring guard. Kills the look.
01-26-12, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By cmdr

You just need a crank extractor for a square...

You just need a crank extractor for a square tapered crank. What you see is fairly normal. You would need the tool regardless of whether your crank was nutted or bolted.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-12, 07:06 PM
Replies: 26,481
Views: 16,212,563
Posted By cmdr

Tell me about the red ano faceplate on the...

Tell me about the red ano faceplate on the Ritchey stem.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-11, 09:55 PM
Replies: 26,481
Views: 16,212,563
Posted By cmdr

It's been a while since I posted anything, and...

It's been a while since I posted anything, and there are one or two that never made it on to the forums.
This one I have been slowly pimping out over the past two years.

Independent Fabrication
...
02-24-11, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,042
Posted By cmdr

I must be the odd one out here. I have the Looks...

I must be the odd one out here. I have the Looks and I love them. I was riding eggbeaters and I liked the until I started popping out of the pedal every time I hopped - even after replacing the...
02-04-11, 07:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,542
Posted By cmdr

My vote is for Arundel Gecko Grip bar tape. It...

My vote is for Arundel Gecko Grip bar tape. It gets grippier as you sweat and you can find it for 10 bucks some places.
01-23-11, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,389,265
Posted By cmdr

New bike, no pics yet. Giant Anthem X 29'r...

New bike, no pics yet.
Giant Anthem X 29'r frame
Fox Talas Fit RLC 95-130
Fox RP23
SRAM XO in black/blue
2x10 26-39, 160 rotors
Thomson x4 stem silver
Thomson Masterpiece seatpost silver...
12-05-10, 11:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,180
Posted By cmdr

One possible solution that no one has mentioned...

One possible solution that no one has mentioned would be to cross your cable routing. Run your rear derailleur cable to the non drive side housing stop and the front to the drive side. This would...
03-17-10, 05:19 AM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,389,265
Posted By cmdr

2009 Giants use a zero stack headset. He needs: ...

2009 Giants use a zero stack headset. He needs:
http://chrisking.com/files/images/inset/IMG_9608_fixed.jpg
but in blue like this:
http://chrisking.com/files/images/inset/inset_lowercup.jpg
03-15-10, 06:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,226
Posted By cmdr

I work for a Specialized dealer. I asked the...

I work for a Specialized dealer. I asked the inside rep about this when I bought my Stumpy. You are correct in your assumption that what you are looking at is an XT crank. It just doesn't have the...
03-13-10, 06:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,235
Posted By cmdr

SRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM! Best Customer service EVER....

SRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM! Best Customer service EVER. Break something of theirs (truvativ, rockshox, avid, sram) they have a crash replacement program. Something breaks JRA, no hassle, it's on its way.
02-25-10, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,389,265
Posted By cmdr

I don't know if all of those would be on my...

I don't know if all of those would be on my Christmas wish-list, but I wouldn't turn down a one. I want the Jones. I don't even care if it rides like warm French cheese. It's pretty.
12-22-09, 06:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 789
Posted By cmdr

Ed would know better than I would about riding in...

Ed would know better than I would about riding in Kansas and the Nevegals are pretty hard to beat around hear as well, but I made the switch to the Specialized Purgatory on my 29'r (they make a 26 as...
12-14-09, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,389,265
Posted By cmdr

Been riding around on this for 2 months or so....

Been riding around on this for 2 months or so. Sold my BMC Fourstroke because I just didn't need it for the trails around here. HT 29'r made way more sense.
Setup:
2010 Specialized carbon Expert...
12-09-09, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,389,265
Posted By cmdr

New boat. 2009 Specialized p2 cro-mo,...

New boat. 2009 Specialized p2 cro-mo, test-painted in the 2010 colors and graphics. Already doing things I shouldn't with...
07-23-09, 05:39 AM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,389,265
Posted By cmdr

Scuderia, You have some beautiful bikes, no...

Scuderia,

You have some beautiful bikes, no question. They are detailed well and apparently never ridden. Being as they are such showpieces I would recommend lining the tire logos up with the...
07-14-09, 05:17 AM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,389,265
Posted By cmdr

You're a big guy. Nice collection.

You're a big guy. Nice collection.
06-30-09, 12:23 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 63,975
Posted By cmdr

Being relatively new to the whole mountain biking...

Being relatively new to the whole mountain biking thing (< 1 year) I still have a lot to learn, but I try to learn fast.
Sunday I was out at Lake Sherando in Virginia. These were by far the hardest...
05-25-09, 06:49 PM
Replies: 178
Sticky Trade Thread
Views: 29,930
Posted By cmdr

Have: 2008 reba team rebuilt with 2009 SID/Reba...

Have:
2008 reba team rebuilt with 2009 SID/Reba motion control.
105 5600 sti levers Pretty much new
105/Velocity aerohead wheelset new

Whole bunch of other stuff (shop collection)

Want:...
04-29-09, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By cmdr

I went to UBI. They do have pretty damn exacting...

I went to UBI. They do have pretty damn exacting standards. What happens is, if someone who is taking their wheelbuilding course does not want to shell out the money to build a set of wheels for...
04-26-09, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 925
Posted By cmdr

Anything's possible. That said, I would recommend...

Anything's possible. That said, I would recommend sticking light singletrack. The kind that's been mulched. The two issues that I see that you have not mentioned are the fork, which is only passable...
04-14-09, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By cmdr

I personally don't know about the Trek, but the...

I personally don't know about the Trek, but the XTC is a really nimble bike. It's a lot of fun to flick around and is great for XC. You should check out the alliance model. Same components but it's...
04-03-09, 05:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,531
Posted By cmdr

This is my vote for the Anthem. I have been...

This is my vote for the Anthem. I have been riding an X2 for about five months and I swear it is the best full suss design I have come across. I do about 12 miles a day on and off road and I can...
04-01-09, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By cmdr

From personal experience the Neon pro fork is not...

From personal experience the Neon pro fork is not a real trail-worthy fork and the OEM crank on the base model is subject to failure. Specialized will warranty it though. The crosstrail is a great...
02-21-09, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By cmdr

I use XT hydros and have ridden for hours in...

I use XT hydros and have ridden for hours in sub-freezing weather. Never had any problem with them freezing up. There might be some moisture in the lines (water). I suggest having them bled.
02-13-09, 06:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 663
Posted By cmdr

a5H, I have a 2009 shadow XT derailleur on...

a5H,

I have a 2009 shadow XT derailleur on my bike. It is tuned correctly (I am the service manager at a bike shop). I still get chain slap. It's part of the game. You ride hard, things get...
02-13-09, 06:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 663
Posted By cmdr

Your chain coming offf has nothing to do with the...

Your chain coming offf has nothing to do with the quality of your derailleur itself. There are two limit screws on the backside of the mech that are most likely set incorrectly. Put the bike up in a...
02-05-09, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By cmdr

If you did get it for 400 then your LBS is...

If you did get it for 400 then your LBS is selling it at below wholesale. The 2008 is a great fork. I think that's what you're getting.
01-21-09, 07:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 705
Posted By cmdr

I would go with the Giant. Their Maestro...

I would go with the Giant. Their Maestro suspension is awesome. I've been demo'ing an anthem X2 for a couple of months now and I've gotta say that it's the best full suspension bike I've ever ridden....
01-16-09, 06:14 AM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 380,670
Posted By cmdr

She really should be wearing that helmet.

She really should be wearing that helmet.
01-06-09, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,660
Posted By cmdr

Crap, it didn't do my tag. You'll have to cut and...

Crap, it didn't do my tag. You'll have to cut and paste.
01-06-09, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,660
Posted By cmdr

If you have the dual air sprung Revelation you...

If you have the dual air sprung Revelation you can take out a spacer in the spring side of the fork to increase the travel.
If you're a fairly competent mechanic with some tools you can do it...
01-06-09, 07:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,880
Posted By cmdr

What I do when I set up disc brakes is loosen the...

What I do when I set up disc brakes is loosen the post bolts on the calipers, spin the wheel, grab the lever til you're locked in, tighten the bolts down, check for rub, rinse, repeat.
It helps to...
01-02-09, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By cmdr

One word of caution, if you are using an older...

One word of caution, if you are using an older crank i.e. one without shift ramps and pins and a newer FD you will have shifting problems. If you use an older crank get an older FD; one with a flat...
12-19-08, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By cmdr

I run a 2008 Reba team on my 96 sworks stumjumper...

I run a 2008 Reba team on my 96 sworks stumjumper and it's a blast. It's light (3.5lbs) it has a lot of adaptability (+ - air spring, rebound, compression as well as adjustable travel) as well as...
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