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10-10-09, 06:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,204
Posted By akatsuki

I am still unsure why you would do a phone order...

I am still unsure why you would do a phone order at all versus email... Now what will you do when the order shows up slightly wrong? Do you have evidence of what you ordered? You already know that...
10-10-09, 10:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,204
Posted By akatsuki

Why would you expect anything from them? They...

Why would you expect anything from them? They treated you extremely poorly and you still spent money with them.

Seriously, if it isn't too late, cancel your order and just go with someone else. It...
09-17-09, 06:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,593
Posted By akatsuki

Currently boxed up pending parts...

Currently boxed up pending parts ordering/arriving, etc... But I'll get back to you.




They are steel, magnet sticks.
09-17-09, 04:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,593
Posted By akatsuki

If you fixie it, at least keep all the original...

If you fixie it, at least keep all the original parts somewhere and don't start sawing off hangers, etc... Vintage bikes are going to be a rarity at this rate.
09-17-09, 01:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,593
Posted By akatsuki

Fair enough... I am not really worried about the...

Fair enough... I am not really worried about the price of racks/fenders/etc as they cost whatever they cost. Not much you can do about that in life, just economize where you can. VO announced...
09-17-09, 12:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,593
Posted By akatsuki

Fair enough, and that is the sort of input I...

Fair enough, and that is the sort of input I needed. Thanks. Mostly then it is doing some major polish work and adding fenders and racks…

Next determination - width of tires + fender the brakes...
09-17-09, 11:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,593
Posted By akatsuki

I just dug through the garage: Seems like it will...

I just dug through the garage: Seems like it will be about $50 whichever way I go:

1. STI- I have the STI shifters and 10 speed cassette - so I could pick up a triple FD and RD for about $50
2....
09-17-09, 10:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,593
Posted By akatsuki

Miyata 610 identification, advice and build

Hi all! My first time dealing with an older bike, so I am looking for some guidance on a build and perhaps some suggestions/critiques.

Identification
I just bought a black Miyata 610 set up with...
Replies: 3
Views: 2,077
Posted By akatsuki

Ah, good catch on the lid - I am sorta new to...

Ah, good catch on the lid - I am sorta new to this and don't know really what to look for - it sounds like the Berthouds are the standards, with Watanabe's maybe being a slight upgrade and Acorn...
Replies: 3
Views: 2,077
Posted By akatsuki

Inujirushi bags

Just got a Miyata 610 to build up for randonneuring and debating the merits of various items... Genereally trying to walk the line between a nice look and actual functionality, so it is a bit of a...
07-07-09, 12:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,569
Posted By akatsuki

I have both a Forerunner 405 and Edge 705. While...

I have both a Forerunner 405 and Edge 705. While they are great, they are already looking primitive compared to what is possible.

The moment someone comes out with a Ant+Sport attachment for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-09, 12:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,117
Posted By akatsuki

Isn't there a Koga TT bike that cost a lot more...

Isn't there a Koga TT bike that cost a lot more and had a lot more development go into it?
Forum: Commuting
01-20-09, 03:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,711
Posted By akatsuki

Sweet Commuter = Theft worries. To be...

Sweet Commuter = Theft worries.

To be honest, whenever I take a nice bike out intending to run errands or stop at places, I find it more worrying than anything. I have to lock it up, worry that...
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By akatsuki

I gotta admit, I am curious about the Speciale...

I gotta admit, I am curious about the Speciale Randonneur and how its geometry works with a front package (actually more the Speciale Commuter or a One-Way with an Alfine)...
Replies: 33
Views: 18,067
Posted By akatsuki

Rapha stuff is stylish, construction ranges from...

Rapha stuff is stylish, construction ranges from good to average (e.g. my leg warmers stitching is already falling apart... and the coloring of the material is not very impressive)

For wool, I...
Forum: Commuting
01-13-09, 04:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,746
Posted By akatsuki

Montane Halo is supposedly stretch too... shame...

Montane Halo is supposedly stretch too... shame that Montane is so hard to get here in the US.
Forum: Commuting
01-13-09, 12:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,171
Posted By akatsuki

Nitto makes 27.0 seatposts which you can get at...

Nitto makes 27.0 seatposts which you can get at Ben's Cycle (http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=188_502_503_996&zenid=f0568c4376da1362dfe3e07048132621). So don't go messing with...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-09, 04:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,746
Posted By akatsuki

The Firestorm page mentions that it is made from...

The Firestorm page mentions that it is made from eVent Windproof - is that a different material than the waterproof? Also, I don't believe it has taped seams. Looks good though...

Westcomb has a...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-09, 08:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,746
Posted By akatsuki

Ken, thanks for the comments on the Drillium. We...

Ken, thanks for the comments on the Drillium. We are about the same size, so that is pretty useful. Do you suppose that if you had ordered the medium the fit would have been pretty tight (like most...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-09, 05:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,746
Posted By akatsuki

Been researching jackets and I'd like to see...

Been researching jackets and I'd like to see something with a tighter roadie fit, seems like the Showers Pass has a bit more space in it... Any suggestions? I was thinking one of the Castelli's, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-09, 08:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,193
Posted By akatsuki

+1 Polar + Camelbak top is what I use. I wish...

+1 Polar + Camelbak top is what I use. I wish Camelbak would just come out with an insulated bottle so I could stop buying 2 bottles to make into one, but I like the combo enough it is worth it.
...
12-24-08, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By akatsuki

I probably wouldn't sweat the adapter that much....

I probably wouldn't sweat the adapter that much. A ton of manufacturers have been making BB30 cranks or signed up to move to it. Cannondale has been using it for quite a while now. If it was...
12-17-08, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By akatsuki

I think you would basically end up tearing the...

I think you would basically end up tearing the thing apart entirely just to get adequate heatsinking.
12-17-08, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By akatsuki

So hack a wire and remote switch onto it.... One...

So hack a wire and remote switch onto it.... One with three positions maybe (if possible, I don't know what driver is in that thing) so you know exactly which mode it is in.

I mean, it is cheap,...
12-15-08, 07:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,135
Posted By akatsuki

Just use an external battery pack or two:...

Just use an external battery pack or two: http://www.ladyada.net/make/mintyboost/
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-08, 12:54 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,725
Posted By akatsuki

I'd probably buy 2-3 bikes really, but if one,...

I'd probably buy 2-3 bikes really, but if one, then custom. Pick your material and builder. Depends on style too, if you prefer more classic proportions and paint or want a racer look.

I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-08, 10:22 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,674
Posted By akatsuki

Honestly it always surprised me that Quarq...

Honestly it always surprised me that Quarq decided to go after the SRM market and then didn't focus on better cranks from the beginning. Who spends that much money on a power meter and wants to be...
12-10-08, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By akatsuki

The $50 cyclocomputer with cadence

For my wife, need to get a cyclocomputer. Ideally wireless with cadence. So far I have been looking at these two:

1. Cateye CC-RD300W
2. Sigma BC1606L cadence DTS Double Wireless

Anyone have...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-08, 05:32 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,292
Posted By akatsuki

Seriously what is the big deal. Who cares if you...

Seriously what is the big deal. Who cares if you can charge them with anything? AA batteries are fine for most people and are available on the road, so better to just get a Fenix flashlight.

And...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-08, 10:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,324
Posted By akatsuki

Polarized can cut glare which is useful....

Polarized can cut glare which is useful. Personally I prefer transitions lenses than multilens systems, just simpler.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-08, 10:22 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,952
Posted By akatsuki

I think there is a minimum for both. After that...

I think there is a minimum for both. After that it is all just bling, status and weight.

If I were buying a bike from scratch today, I would personally just pick up a cheap Hasa CF frame off of...
12-02-08, 10:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,246
Posted By akatsuki

Forgot about the batteries... the cheap Cree is...

Forgot about the batteries... the cheap Cree is probably the way to go whether at Lowes or through DX.
12-02-08, 07:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,246
Posted By akatsuki

Seriously there is only one recommendation for...

Seriously there is only one recommendation for max light for $40:

Dealextreme P7 flashlight (http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.12060)

$40 and brighter than anything 10 times the price.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-08, 04:37 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,464
Posted By akatsuki

Bikes in order of planned acquisition: 1....

Bikes in order of planned acquisition:

1. Cheap cyclocross bike- need something for getting around town and trails and maybe a bit of racing; Jamis Nova Pro/Kona JTS/Redline/Windsor Cyclo...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-08, 10:51 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,738
Posted By akatsuki

Sorry to cross-post, but there is a Pedalforce...

Sorry to cross-post, but there is a Pedalforce cross bike group buy going now too... Make a nice long distance tourer as well.
09-29-08, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 804
Posted By akatsuki

Details should be out next month. PedalForce...

Details should be out next month. PedalForce seems to usually do group buys as they introduce new models and they definitely know of the interest - I asked permission before posting this stuff....
09-29-08, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 804
Posted By akatsuki

I agree the lead in time on a group buy would be...

I agree the lead in time on a group buy would be too long for this season... But frankly I don't care that much if it is, I'll just use it next season.
09-29-08, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 804
Posted By akatsuki

PedalForce cross bike is a go

I am going to resurrect this thread. PedalForce is going to go ahead with a carbon fiber cross bike in the next month or so...



I attached the file they sent me to this post. Hoping for a group...
09-05-08, 08:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,496
Posted By akatsuki

Thanks for the info, I'll probably wait for an...

Thanks for the info, I'll probably wait for an SRAM version. Will you be moving your frames to BB30 anytime soon?
06-24-08, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By akatsuki

The Zebra lights that the fenix store has also...

The Zebra lights that the fenix store has also look pretty nice. Thinking about ordering one....
06-24-08, 07:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,019
Posted By akatsuki

Where is the laptop stand?

Where is the laptop stand?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-08, 12:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,950
Posted By akatsuki

It isn't going to be any safer, but it will...

It isn't going to be any safer, but it will probably be cooler temp wise. Specialized bothers to certify their helmets to a higher standard, so if you are concerned about impact resistance, that is...
06-16-08, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,882
Posted By akatsuki

Ummm... how to say this. BD is about cheap prices...

Ummm... how to say this. BD is about cheap prices with minimal service. That is how it is. You take the risk for the good price. There is no customer service. It is not like this is some sort of...
06-15-08, 11:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,330
Posted By akatsuki

Because you feel the need to have specialist...

Because you feel the need to have specialist racing kit that is more difficult to make and is constantly sucking up R&D dollars instead of buying low-end kit that would probably work fine in most...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-08, 08:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,192
Posted By akatsuki

At your service.... not to bad unless you are...

At your service.... not to bad unless you are dragging your bogu around, then it is a pain in the ass. And definitely easier to do on a mamachari than a road bike.
06-12-08, 05:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,102
Posted By akatsuki

Instead of top-mounting the cables, why not just...

Instead of top-mounting the cables, why not just put cable housing over the entire length of cable so that they don't get gummed up (I haven't done this, but I was just wondering)?

I don't have...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-08, 05:19 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,401
Posted By akatsuki

T-mobile doesn't have much of a 3G network yet...

T-mobile doesn't have much of a 3G network yet and Verizon uses a different technology so they would have to build a different model. Sprint is sinking quickly and will probably be out of business...
06-12-08, 08:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,409
Posted By akatsuki

Will BD be moving its frames to BB30 bottom...

Will BD be moving its frames to BB30 bottom brackets?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-08, 08:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,147
Posted By akatsuki

Since you have the tools and equipment, just pick...

Since you have the tools and equipment, just pick up cheap rollers and then go the extra step of making them free-motion (http://tri-toys.blogspot.com/). That is where you could get some significant...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-08, 10:50 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,694
Posted By akatsuki

It will have to be soon, 2009 SRAM Rival is...

It will have to be soon, 2009 SRAM Rival is ridiculously good for the money.
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