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Forum: Foo
09-21-15, 01:13 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 69,690
Posted By fishymamba

Its been a while since i came on here, such a...

Its been a while since i came on here, such a shock. Great person, talked to him a couple time. He will be missed.
02-17-14, 02:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 742
Posted By fishymamba

High 40s - Mid 50s. I have been spoiled by SoCal...

High 40s - Mid 50s. I have been spoiled by SoCal weather.

As for high temps, I stop enjoying rides after ~95F. I might start riding more road when the weather starts heating up, at least you get...
02-09-14, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By fishymamba

I used bottles for a couple months before...

I used bottles for a couple months before switching to a camelbak. Probably the best MTB related accessory I have bought.
I got a Camelbak M.U.L.E(bought it for $45 new!). It is a bit large, but it...
01-30-14, 12:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By fishymamba

Tires will be ~$30-50 for a set. Brake pads will...

Tires will be ~$30-50 for a set. Brake pads will be less than $20 for a set. I recommend Kool Stop brake pads.
01-28-14, 11:47 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,580
Posted By fishymamba

I've only gotten stuff done by my LBS twice. ...

I've only gotten stuff done by my LBS twice.
1. I took out the fork from my CAAD9 and all the bearings fell out and broke. Took the bike to the shop to get the proper sized bearings, guy put them...
01-24-14, 11:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,815
Posted By fishymamba

It hasn't.

It hasn't.
01-22-14, 01:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By fishymamba

THIS. My favorite climb in the area. There will...

THIS. My favorite climb in the area. There will be traffic and narrow roads getting to the climb, but once on it, there won't be many cars.
it is a bit steep in the beginning, but flattens out a bit...
01-22-14, 12:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By fishymamba

That bike will be enough for some moderate...

That bike will be enough for some moderate riding, you won't be bombing any downhills on it, but I'm guessing a beginner like yourself won't be doing that just yet.
There are lots of easier trails...
12-10-13, 07:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,078
Posted By fishymamba

I meant on more of a cost/performance scale.

I meant on more of a cost/performance scale.
12-10-13, 12:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,078
Posted By fishymamba

Here is a set for $2600...

Here is a set for $2600 http://www.competitivecyclist.com/easton-haven-carbon-29in-wheelset?ti=UExQIENhdDo6MToxOmNjQ2F0MTAwMTEy

And a set for road wheels for $4500...
11-25-13, 11:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,968
Posted By fishymamba

For your use the comp will be more than enough....

For your use the comp will be more than enough. The elite has bbetter brakes and shifting components, but I don't think they will make a big difference for your type of riding.
11-25-13, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By fishymamba

I used to attach one bottle to the top tube of my...

I used to attach one bottle to the top tube of my bike using velcro straps. When the bottle in my down tube bottle ran out, I switched them. Just make sure you use some high strength velcro for the...
11-23-13, 07:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,357
Posted By fishymamba

Isn't the grease that is removed from the chain...

Isn't the grease that is removed from the chain still harmful for the grass?
11-22-13, 12:14 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,357
Posted By fishymamba

I got one a couple years ago, I think I used it...

I got one a couple years ago, I think I used it once or twice. It pretty much too all the grime off the chain and spread it out on the bike and ground.

Best way is to just take the chain off the...
11-21-13, 11:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By fishymamba

Definitely louder than a GTX 480. I had a cheap...

Definitely louder than a GTX 480. I had a cheap one and it vibrated a ton in addition to the noise.
11-21-13, 02:16 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 23,119
Posted By fishymamba

http://i.imgur.com/2wWdjVO.jpg My bike is...

http://i.imgur.com/2wWdjVO.jpg

My bike is pretty beefy, or maybe its just because I'm used to road bikes.
10-29-13, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By fishymamba

I recommend that you get an actual road bike with...

I recommend that you get an actual road bike with drop bars for a ride like that, it will allow you to have more hand positions which can help with your hands/wrists hurting on long rides.
10-26-13, 11:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,050
Posted By fishymamba

My group of friends...definitely not. We commonly...

My group of friends...definitely not. We commonly do bike rides and hiking trips, randomly go exploring in the local mountains or sometimes just the city.
But in my opinion, we are a "rare" group...
10-23-13, 12:33 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 64,792
Posted By fishymamba

Hey guys! Any recommendations for cheap platform...

Hey guys! Any recommendations for cheap platform pedals? I've been using the stock ones that came with my bike and they are horrible. I want to get something better, but I don't really have much...
09-07-13, 07:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,894
Posted By fishymamba

Nope, I was reading online and many people said...

Nope, I was reading online and many people said it was above a level or two above X4.
BTW the bike came with a SLX rear derailleur which is definitely a level above X4.

Don't bash me man, this...
09-07-13, 12:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,894
Posted By fishymamba

Got the bike today!! Thankfully it arrived in...

Got the bike today!! Thankfully it arrived in almost perfect condition, just one small scrape on the down tube.

So far it looks great to me. I did have trouble with the brakes, the pads kept on...
09-02-13, 02:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,894
Posted By fishymamba

Just an update guys: I decided that I would...

Just an update guys:

I decided that I would just get the $350 bike. But once I put it in cart and tried to check out a message popped up saying that it was out of stock :(.

Ended up ordering...
08-30-13, 12:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,894
Posted By fishymamba

Yeah, used bike prices are not really that good...

Yeah, used bike prices are not really that good here, especially where I live because MTBing is very popular here.

For the bikes direct the main complaints I have seen are with the fork and...
08-29-13, 10:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,894
Posted By fishymamba

I'm going to go check out my LBS tomorrow. They...

I'm going to go check out my LBS tomorrow. They are a Giant and Cannondale dealer, maybe they will have a super low end bike that I can afford.
08-29-13, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By fishymamba

I personally like the GMR-GRR-Ski Lifts combo...

I personally like the GMR-GRR-Ski Lifts combo more. GRR is probably one of my favorite roads to ride on. Baldy Rd, is usually a bit busier as well.
I don't really like riding on Baseline because of...
08-29-13, 07:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,894
Posted By fishymamba

The bikesdirect bike I posted in the first post...

The bikesdirect bike I posted in the first post is available in both 13" and 16". I'm guessing that I should get the 13"?
This is from the page:

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Right now it looks like I will be...
08-29-13, 06:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,894
Posted By fishymamba

OK! Here are the ones I found. I'm not to sure...

OK! Here are the ones I found. I'm not to sure about the sizing. I think they are all a bit too large.

http://ventura.craigslist.org/bik/4001741051.html...
08-29-13, 03:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,894
Posted By fishymamba

I've been looking around for a used one for the...

I've been looking around for a used one for the last couple weeks. But I can't find any that are in my size. I think I will need one around 15", most I have seen are 17" and over.

I did find a...
08-29-13, 03:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,894
Posted By fishymamba

Transitioning to Mountain Biking! Need a first bike!

Hey guys! Wow almost been a year since I posted on this forum! I used road bike quiet a bit, but I suddenly stopped about 8 months ago. I'm not really sure why, it just didn't interest me anymore for...
09-10-12, 08:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,017
Posted By fishymamba

Balcom get to the low 20s in some places, but the...

Balcom get to the low 20s in some places, but the average is not that high.
07-29-12, 10:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,017
Posted By fishymamba

Nice ride! I kinda wanted to do Yellowhill...

Nice ride! I kinda wanted to do Yellowhill yesterday, but no one in my group was interested in doing Yerba, so we did Latigo instead.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-12, 12:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,799
Posted By fishymamba

I would go with this. My friend turned his old...

I would go with this. My friend turned his old department store bike into a single speed and it is so much fun to ride now.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-12, 10:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,065
Posted By fishymamba

unless he is using a garmin speed/cadence sensor

unless he is using a garmin speed/cadence sensor
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-12, 11:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,199
Posted By fishymamba

Tell me about it! My Sora/Tiagra group takes at...

Tell me about it! My Sora/Tiagra group takes at least 2-3 mph out of my average speed. The aluminum bottle cages take another 2mph out. Hell if I had a better bike I would have just crushed Wiggins...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-12, 11:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,065
Posted By fishymamba

+1 The same thing is happening to me, been...

+1

The same thing is happening to me, been feeling really weak since the weather started heating up.

Forget about the wheels man, I dropped over 1000 grams switching from the stock wheels on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-12, 09:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,408
Posted By fishymamba

+1 But take of the Logos on the wheels, they...

+1

But take of the Logos on the wheels, they stick out too much. Sweet bike BTW, one the best I have seen on this forum.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-12, 11:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,105
Posted By fishymamba

:roflmao2::roflmao2: I agree with Slim,...

:roflmao2::roflmao2:

I agree with Slim, those three bikes will be great for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-12, 08:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,512
Posted By fishymamba

Fizik microtex is the only white bar tape I have...

Fizik microtex is the only white bar tape I have used that has lasted at least a couple of months, but it still get's kinda cruddy after a couple thousand miles.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-12, 01:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,967
Posted By fishymamba

+1. Stand up a little bit on the rough parts and...

+1. Stand up a little bit on the rough parts and let the bike bounce under you.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-12, 01:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,233
Posted By fishymamba

Single speed+ hills = NO NO NO!!!! ...

Single speed+ hills = NO NO NO!!!!


Looking at the bikes you posted from bikesdirect I recommend you get this instead: http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/gravity/liberty_2.htm

This one has...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-12, 01:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,967
Posted By fishymamba

+1. It's pretty fun to ride off road on a road...

+1. It's pretty fun to ride off road on a road bike, 23s have worked fine for me when ever I ride off road a little bit.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-12, 12:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,060
Posted By fishymamba

I weigh very little compared to some of the guys...

I weigh very little compared to some of the guys I ride with, so this is the only way I can keep up with them on the downhills. I prefer to keep my hand in the drops, so I have access to the brakes....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-12, 12:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By fishymamba

I also got tired of the app crashes on my Droid...

I also got tired of the app crashes on my Droid Incredible. I can't afford to get the Garmin 500 so I ordered this today: http://www.gs-sport.com/products.php?en_product_id=10

I got it for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-12, 09:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,955
Posted By fishymamba

If you can ride "hard" you are not riding hard...

If you can ride "hard" you are not riding hard enough.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-12, 10:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,124
Posted By fishymamba

Most people get carbon rims for less weight and...

Most people get carbon rims for less weight and aerodynamics. A disc brake system would be heavier and maybe less aero than a traditional braking system. Why not just go with aluminum wheels then?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-12, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 251,460
Posted By fishymamba

Another kinda big ride today. About 88 miles and...

Another kinda big ride today. About 88 miles and 9,400ft elevation gain. I recorded my ride with my phone and it shows 10,400 ft elevation gain, but one of the guys who I rode with(he uses a Garmin...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-12, 09:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,452
Posted By fishymamba

I have tried both high end bibs(Castelli) and...

I have tried both high end bibs(Castelli) and shorts(Sugoi) and I have to say that the Sugoi shorts are wayyy more comfortable than the bibs. But the only way you will know which ones you prefer is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-12, 07:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 719
Posted By fishymamba

Thanks for the tip, I am going to get all the...

Thanks for the tip, I am going to get all the flavors in the single serve packs and see which one I like the best. I have tried the Montana Huckleberry and I liked it.

I ended up ordering the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-12, 03:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,452
Posted By fishymamba

+1 Extra tires and tubes will come in handy....

+1 Extra tires and tubes will come in handy. Don't bother getting nutritional stuff unless you are doing long rides(40+miles) regularly, you don't really need much on rides smaller than that and you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-12, 11:42 PM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 251,460
Posted By fishymamba

Did my second crit practice today. Did worse than...

Did my second crit practice today. Did worse than the first time. Ate 3 hours before the ride and I kept on feeling like I was going to throw up after hard surges. Getting better at cornering, didn't...
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