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Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-14, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,175
Posted By eippo1

I went from a 2010 Tarmac Comp to a 2011 Tarmac...

I went from a 2010 Tarmac Comp to a 2011 Tarmac Pro and that was a big difference. Nowadays even more so with the newer molds. If you can stretch, do it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-14, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,098
Posted By eippo1

Sounds like a 50cm. They had sloping top tubes. I...

Sounds like a 50cm. They had sloping top tubes. I had a 56 '05 Sworks E5 and it was around 52cm to center of the top tube.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-14, 08:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,441
Posted By eippo1

I think you're best bet is to go to your LBS and...

I think you're best bet is to go to your LBS and see what they can do for you. Unless you're far off the beaten path. Otherwise, I'd recommend Mavic Aksium wheels, but am unsure if you could space...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-14, 08:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,243
Posted By eippo1

MIne does that too. It's come down a lot since,...

MIne does that too. It's come down a lot since, but I can still rather easily get it up to 195 for decent efforts and still recover fine. I used to be about 10 bpm higher about 10 years ago.
06-16-14, 06:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,016
Posted By eippo1

Nice build. That crank lettering fits perfectly...

Nice build. That crank lettering fits perfectly with the Centurion lettering on the frame. love it.
09-01-13, 11:34 PM
Replies: 2,144
Views: 676,275
Posted By eippo1

I'll add my 2 cents because I finally got my...

I'll add my 2 cents because I finally got my Della Santa built up.
As it began at the very beginning of the build. I ended up changing out lots of parts:
...
09-01-13, 11:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,260
Posted By eippo1

Seriously, I think I hear the guys who run my...

Seriously, I think I hear the guys who run my shop say stuff like this about 10x a day. A woman today tried to return a Garmin bundle for a full refund and brought back the head unit and hr strap....
05-28-13, 03:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,950
Posted By eippo1

Weird stuff happens on ebay. i sold an '89?...

Weird stuff happens on ebay. i sold an '89? Miyata 1000 a few years back for almost $800 because it was in great shape and there was a bidding war. I've also picked up an sworks road frame for under...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-13, 11:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,419
Posted By eippo1

No wonder why I had no recollection of posting in...

No wonder why I had no recollection of posting in this thread. The bike looks great and I love the orange bar tape. Sweetness.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-13, 11:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,393
Posted By eippo1

All bikes fail. We'll be seeing more carbon...

All bikes fail. We'll be seeing more carbon failures because more carbon bikes are being sold. Back when aluminum was super popular, I could show you lots of aluminum failures. The material is fine....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-13, 10:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,516
Posted By eippo1

purdy. like the paint.

purdy. like the paint.
05-05-13, 10:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,274
Posted By eippo1

Wow, that's super nice and she looks hella fast....

Wow, that's super nice and she looks hella fast. I am currently doing a build like this for my wife nd find it's super rewarding to build up a great bike for someone you love. Great job
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-13, 01:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,923
Posted By eippo1

A friend of mine is still riding his Cadex over...

A friend of mine is still riding his Cadex over 20 years. He rides about 3k a year on average, so that's about 60K miles on the bike. It certainly outlasted his hip, which was just replaced recently.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-13, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 691,091
Posted By eippo1

Ooooo, nice build on the R230, especially the...

Ooooo, nice build on the R230, especially the fork:D. Also really like the look of the new durachee on titanium bikes. It's like it was made for it. How do you like the swift? I tried to make one...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-13, 09:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,316
Posted By eippo1

Nicely done parody. Love it esp. the whole bit...

Nicely done parody. Love it esp. the whole bit with you pointing at the wheel.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-13, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 691,091
Posted By eippo1

Made a few updates to the bike and thought I'd...

Made a few updates to the bike and thought I'd post 'em here.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c271/eippo1/Dean/IMG_6635ed_zps6e75282f.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-13, 10:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,044
Posted By eippo1

Omg, that's a Ferrari CF1 ...

Omg, that's a Ferrari CF1
http://autobus.cyclingnews.com/results/2000/sep00/sep30news.shtml

Big deal bike from 2000 and only 500 were made. He should be charging you more than double given just...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-13, 10:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,044
Posted By eippo1

Yup, for 2400 in that condition is a steal. You...

Yup, for 2400 in that condition is a steal. You can find 2000s record groups still selling for over 1k and that's a helluva nice frame for peanuts once u figure that. And then carbon wheels?...
04-23-13, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,261
Posted By eippo1

Those little mysteries are fun esp. When u find...

Those little mysteries are fun esp. When u find the answer. Looks like a very nice rider
04-03-13, 11:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,331
Posted By eippo1

Looks kind of like they're trying to emulate...

Looks kind of like they're trying to emulate Rapha's style with their presentation. Gross
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-13, 08:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,717
Posted By eippo1

I also say get the surgery. I shattered mine in 5...

I also say get the surgery. I shattered mine in 5 pieces, but everything more or less lined up, so they told me to let it heal on its own. The bones did not heal well and I have a couple weak spots...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-13, 09:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,247
Posted By eippo1

Just wanted to report that I enjoyed this thread....

Just wanted to report that I enjoyed this thread. Have nothing to contribute, that is all.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-13, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,347
Posted By eippo1

Enjoy the group set and the pedals will be fine....

Enjoy the group set and the pedals will be fine. I use Look on all my bikes, for instance. Then again, I also do crazy stuff like using a Chorus crank with a Shimano group. Regarding the chain,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-13, 08:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,002
Posted By eippo1

Yuppers. It will stay put just fine. Throw it on...

Yuppers. It will stay put just fine. Throw it on and don't worry about it. Enjoy the bike - the roubaix is great! I have lots of experience w SRAM and it's good stuff. If anything does ever break,...
03-14-13, 11:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,853
Posted By eippo1

#1 agreed, all adapters look like crap #2 your...

#1 agreed, all adapters look like crap
#2 your call on wheels
#3 think i agree with the silver bits. I'm building up a Della Santa that has chrome with carbon Campy and can't help but think that it...
03-11-13, 11:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,301
Posted By eippo1

Yah, any updates stem etC?

Yah, any updates stem etC?
03-11-13, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By eippo1

I'd prefer the whole package. Front tire looks a...

I'd prefer the whole package. Front tire looks a bit flat there.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-13, 09:52 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 9,513
Posted By eippo1

wow /thread

wow /thread
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-13, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,799
Posted By eippo1

The Tarmac is designed for stage race type rides...

The Tarmac is designed for stage race type rides while the Venge is designed to be über stuff and aero for winning crits and sprints -- not for long days. This is from Speciaized horses' mouth
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-13, 09:08 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 9,513
Posted By eippo1

There's also the fact that someone with a modest...

There's also the fact that someone with a modest budget can find a modern looking bike that rides very nicely - and voila we have the current wildly popular carbon bikes that are selling today.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-13, 08:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,125
Posted By eippo1

I'll let you know when I build up my Della Santa....

I'll let you know when I build up my Della Santa. :D
03-06-13, 11:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,135
Posted By eippo1

What a cool, cool find. Please post some hi-res...

What a cool, cool find. Please post some hi-res photos once you get it back from Spectrum. I'm a sucker for TI welds.
03-04-13, 07:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,481
Posted By eippo1

Looks sweet. Those paramounts rock. Nice build...

Looks sweet. Those paramounts rock. Nice build too, I love the red cables
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-13, 09:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,416
Posted By eippo1

$850 is high, but then that was a very good...

$850 is high, but then that was a very good quality frame and fork and some crappy new AL bikes were going for that price with 9 speed tiagra a year or so ago. I'd try to get him to go way low with a...
02-26-13, 09:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,363
Posted By eippo1

A lot of it has to do with the fact that they...

A lot of it has to do with the fact that they designed the bikes well and the high end Tange tubing was as good as the Columbus SL etc that was found on storied Masi's, Colnagos etc. I'll post new...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-13, 04:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,893
Posted By eippo1

Love how these threads always degenerate into CF...

Love how these threads always degenerate into CF fail threads. Lolz. There's been lots of good stuff already mentioned, but just check out the NAHBS website since it just ended and check out the...
02-20-13, 10:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,827
Posted By eippo1

Looks great to me. Ride the hell out of it!

Looks great to me. Ride the hell out of it!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-13, 01:51 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,462
Posted By eippo1

So sorry to hear about this. I lost a friend of...

So sorry to hear about this. I lost a friend of mine the same exact way. Sometimes bad things just happen to good people.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-13, 12:48 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,415
Posted By eippo1

So no pictures on an aesthetics thread until the...

So no pictures on an aesthetics thread until the 3rd page? what is wrong with you people?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-13, 02:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,176
Posted By eippo1

Who cares what your group rides. The Tarmac is a...

Who cares what your group rides. The Tarmac is a great stage racing bike in that it is very comfy over longer distances, but will turn quickly and require less input for maneuverability. The Roubaix...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-13, 05:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,158
Posted By eippo1

Can't believe that nobody has posted these yet: ...

Can't believe that nobody has posted these yet:
http://www.podiumshoecovers.com/store/catalog/shoe-covers

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-13, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By eippo1

2013 Force shifters are zero loss in both...

2013 Force shifters are zero loss in both shifters, which is a great feature. I have the old Red and the old Force and much prefer having zero loss on the rear. As for front shifting, I have an...
02-05-13, 04:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,691
Posted By eippo1

Wow, lots of great bike eye candy in this tread....

Wow, lots of great bike eye candy in this tread. Love the Paramount and the Merckx. You guys will have a great time on them. I'm still slowly working on my wife's Tommasini with the hopes that it...
02-05-13, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By eippo1

Very nice. That looks really sweet.

Very nice. That looks really sweet.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-13, 11:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,707
Posted By eippo1

Yah, but spending money for a good fit is better...

Yah, but spending money for a good fit is better than spending it on doctors later.
02-03-13, 12:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By eippo1

That's just fine and won't be a problem. I had a...

That's just fine and won't be a problem. I had a dent exactly like that in my old steel cross bike. Raced it for a year with the dent and sold it to a guy that's riding it on dirt and gravel roads...
02-03-13, 12:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 543
Posted By eippo1

Just got a black Centaur crankset for the...

Just got a black Centaur crankset for the Centurion.
02-03-13, 12:04 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,934
Posted By eippo1

That's a great price for a custom bike. I've been...

That's a great price for a custom bike. I've been kicking round the idea of getting a Mooney because I love his frames and have watched him work.
I currently have a custom TI that I acquired second...
02-02-13, 11:52 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 10,067
Posted By eippo1

Most Surly owners I know are curmudgeons, not...

Most Surly owners I know are curmudgeons, not hipsters. Even the fatbike owners
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-13, 11:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,972
Posted By eippo1

If money's no object, screw the major brands and...

If money's no object, screw the major brands and get an IF, Parlee, Firefly, Serotta or something semi-custom.
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