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09-19-19, 01:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,783
Posted By mrchristian

Modern 150mm trail bikes (Stumpjumper FS etc)...

Modern 150mm trail bikes (Stumpjumper FS etc) work great everywhere. Uphill, downhill. It's not efficient but for fun rides I prefer my trail bike, it just is so comfortable to climb with. Stick it...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,651
Posted By mrchristian

I like how we're talking about "real Everesters"...

I like how we're talking about "real Everesters" now like they're a community of hard men. I think it's a big achievement but let's be honest: you're riding up and down a local hill in spandex...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,040
Posted By mrchristian

I don't think Fuji has too much pull with...

I don't think Fuji has too much pull with hardcore cyclists anymore and the bike boom years were a long, long time ago.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,380
Posted By mrchristian

I mean you can go to Disneyland or any big music...

I mean you can go to Disneyland or any big music festival and see massive amounts of (mostly Millennial) crowds. Go to any downhilling competition and you'll see stacked fields. My local XC race got...
01-06-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,950
Posted By mrchristian

The whole industry is in a period of change....

The whole industry is in a period of change. We're in a post-bike boom of sorts I think.

Performance went bust
American Classic shut down
Niner now dead
Interbike canceled

From what I sort...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-18, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,673
Posted By mrchristian

Good intel, I'll grab one after seeing what it...

Good intel, I'll grab one after seeing what it does on Camel Camel Camel.

Might grab some Aerotech shorts as well. $50 and made in the USA. I like cheap stuff and I like quality stuff. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-18, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,673
Posted By mrchristian

So far so good still with both. Anyone have any...

So far so good still with both. Anyone have any of the thermal jerseys? I'm thinking about grabbing one before the cold weather hits and stuff starts to drift up a few bucks as it seems to do on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-18, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By mrchristian

+1 to this. Pay close attention to how your foot...

+1 to this. Pay close attention to how your foot pushes down on the pedal. I push with the outside on my right foot. One plastic wedge on the inside of my shoe under my sole fixed the issue.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-18, 07:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,305
Posted By mrchristian

Oh please, this is some WASPY advice here. Group...

Oh please, this is some WASPY advice here. Group rides are like the cornerstone of bike racing...if you want to get good at riding with a group you ride with a group. Except you do it outside a race...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-18, 10:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,305
Posted By mrchristian

If you want to race just do it. Too much...

If you want to race just do it. Too much overthinking in here. Ride a bunch of group rides, sign up for a local crit and race. You might get dropped, you might not. Who cares, nobody is paying you...
07-16-18, 05:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,436
Posted By mrchristian

Thank you. Non-fat milk removes the satiating fat...

Thank you. Non-fat milk removes the satiating fat and leaves the lactose (sugar). So you drink more and end up consuming more sugar.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-18, 09:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,669
Posted By mrchristian

No way it's Cool2Max Technology paired with...

No way it's Cool2Max Technology paired with Champion Systems proprietary blend of StretchMax muscle-enhancing FiberCore material for recovery.

Oh who am I kidding it's a $150 polyester T-shirt.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-18, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,673
Posted By mrchristian

One more - got a chance to put some miles on the...

One more - got a chance to put some miles on the shorts. They are Santic 9" shorts - I ordered an XL, I normally wear a L, so "one size up" is still working. $24 total.
...
06-24-18, 10:03 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,426
Posted By mrchristian

Ever tried probiotics? Might be exactly what...

Ever tried probiotics? Might be exactly what you're looking for. After a round of antibiotics I felt BLAAHH for months. These practically changed my life -- I've tried a few different brands since...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-18, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,673
Posted By mrchristian

Amazon Bike Clothes

Hey everyone,

About nine months ago I cracked my Jamis road bike frame and stopped road riding. Got sidetracked with mountain biking and trail running and dirt biking mostly - too many other fun...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-18, 11:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,819
Posted By mrchristian

Dude has more tires than a word tour support...

Dude has more tires than a word tour support truck and Amazon can deliver just about anything same day. I wouldn't try spend any energy trying to figure out why.
06-19-18, 06:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,744
Posted By mrchristian

Ended up selling the carcass of the Jamis off for...

Ended up selling the carcass of the Jamis off for $180 to some guy who was building up a carbon frame. Will miss that tacky, ugly bike. Was great, lots of ugly Nashbar carbon "upgrades" from the...
06-19-18, 12:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,394
Posted By mrchristian

I've gone to Newcombs loads of times and never...

I've gone to Newcombs loads of times and never got dirty looks from anyone. There are always lots of cyclists there. The guys who operate the restaurant are great people too.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-18, 11:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,159
Posted By mrchristian

Keep the Allez unless it is radically too small...

Keep the Allez unless it is radically too small or too big. The guys I ride with all ride the entry level aluminum stuff which we buy used, we're not hardcore leg shavers but we ride quite a bit,...
10-02-17, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,678
Posted By mrchristian

Park Tool screwdrivers are Flathead and Phillips....

Park Tool screwdrivers are Flathead and Phillips. They will strip JIS screws (Shimano). Kind of lazy that they don't make a screwdriver for the most popular limit screws in existence. If there's a...
10-02-17, 03:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,744
Posted By mrchristian

You pays yer money and you takes yer chances....

You pays yer money and you takes yer chances. I'll keep an eye out on Craigslist! I'd grab that white frame if it was a 58.

There's a billion cheap fixie frames. Wish someone would crank out some...
10-02-17, 01:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,744
Posted By mrchristian

Sounds good - it won't be a "true" gravel bike...

Sounds good - it won't be a "true" gravel bike (not gonna sweat the gearing, tires, all of that) , just something that can get me road riding again but have a little bit more robust frame.

Wish I...
10-01-17, 10:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,744
Posted By mrchristian

Trainer could have played a factor for sure. ...

Trainer could have played a factor for sure.

Only 1,000 miles but hours and hours of trainer time. It was a 105 bike in decent condition for $300. Took a gamble and it popped. It happens, no...
09-30-17, 07:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,744
Posted By mrchristian

That's a score right there. I'd love for a CAAD...

That's a score right there. I'd love for a CAAD frame to pop up.

Other option would just be to part it out on eBay and try to nab another fully built bike for $300-400. Probably the best...
09-30-17, 10:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,744
Posted By mrchristian

Broke Jamis Ventura aluminum road bike

Hey everyone,

While riding up the local climb by my house, the chainstay cracked right at the bottom bracket of my Jamis Ventura Elite (2006). I paid $300 a few years ago for it and put about...
09-20-17, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,199
Posted By mrchristian

Go to Helen's. I've been fitted twice and they...

Go to Helen's. I've been fitted twice and they only charged me once and it was $40.

One for mountain bike, one for road. Both were spot on and solved issues.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-17, 06:54 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,958
Posted By mrchristian

I looked it up - Horizon is Ultra Pasteurized. I...

I looked it up - Horizon is Ultra Pasteurized. I don't buy the half gallons because they go bad even faster than the gallons do.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-17, 05:20 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,958
Posted By mrchristian

I only drink milk after a workout mixed with whey...

I only drink milk after a workout mixed with whey powder. The normal cheap milk gallons go bad on me fast for whatever reason (my fridge is definitely cold enough). Switched to Horizon Organic Milk -...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-17, 05:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,923
Posted By mrchristian

I would love to see a negative review from...

I would love to see a negative review from Bicycling Magazine...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-17, 12:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,279
Posted By mrchristian

I'm sort of the same dimensions as the OP just...

I'm sort of the same dimensions as the OP just with a longer inseam and ride a 58.

I disagree a little bit about the flexibility thing - at least with my body type, I'm not flexible at all. I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-17, 07:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,313
Posted By mrchristian

It doesn't - that's actually a pretty neat...

It doesn't - that's actually a pretty neat feature.

I guess I'm just sore at Park Tool. The only things that have rusted in my toolbox are some dodgy Tekton allan keys I picked up for super cheap...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-17, 06:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,313
Posted By mrchristian

These little grease guns have a super old but...

These little grease guns have a super old but timeless design that dates back to the 1920's and the plunger works by creating a vacuum of pulling the grease up from the tube. You unscrew the top,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-17, 05:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,313
Posted By mrchristian

Huh, I have a bunch of these in my shop (one...

Huh, I have a bunch of these in my shop (one loaded with lithium, one with marine, one with dielectric grease) and have used them for a decade plus with no problems.You push the plunger and grease...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-17, 11:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,531
Posted By mrchristian

Rockbros for the super-budget option. ...

Rockbros for the super-budget option.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-17, 11:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,313
Posted By mrchristian

You can get a mini needle nose grease gun (the...

You can get a mini needle nose grease gun (the kind with a finger plunger) from any hardware / tool store for like $8. You can get a stupid amount of Marine grease (same as Park Tool kind) for $5 at...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-17, 11:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,313
Posted By mrchristian

Before you switch consult a fitter. I switched to...

Before you switch consult a fitter. I switched to Speedplay and it didn't solve the problem that my bike was setup incorrectly.

You might have already done this - just wanted to throw out to check...
08-22-17, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,734
Posted By mrchristian

I've been getting back into road riding again...

I've been getting back into road riding again recently. Wanted to ride an organized century when I first started riding in high school but just never got around to it. Checking out events and these...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-17, 10:57 AM
08-20-17, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 775
Posted By mrchristian

I'll start - Chevron @ Rinaldi / Balboa ...

I'll start - Chevron @ Rinaldi / Balboa

http://i.imgur.com/ADaruMc.jpg
...
08-20-17, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 775
Posted By mrchristian

SoCal "Help Wanted" Tag-O-Rama

Hey everyone,

Had an idea for an easy fun cycling game - post pictures of "help wanted" signs you come across while riding around SoCal. There's a lot of small businesses that aren't internet...
08-20-17, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,045
Posted By mrchristian

Definitely don't ride through Santa Clarita if...

Definitely don't ride through Santa Clarita if you can ride through Malibu ha. I don't even like DRIVING in the SCV.

Take Palos Verdes > bike path along the beach which will take you from Palos...
08-17-17, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,248
Posted By mrchristian

Depending on how much life is left in his current...

Depending on how much life is left in his current bike you might be able to get away with buying a $150 Nashbar frame and transfering components over. Keep that as his race bike.

If he's working...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-17, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 471,505
Posted By mrchristian

I'm a former bike mechanic. The BD bike I bought...

I'm a former bike mechanic. The BD bike I bought was about the same as the major brands bikes when you pull them out of the box before assembling. Same packaging, etc. They all need a bit of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-17, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By mrchristian

My wife has one of those 7-speed cassette bikes...

My wife has one of those 7-speed cassette bikes although hers is not a hybrid. Range is pretty narrow and the shifting is not particular great but it'll get you where you want to go. If you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-17, 02:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,525
Posted By mrchristian

Plus you get that cool Headshock... Don't...

Plus you get that cool Headshock...

Don't see the appeal of Canyon - especially with long waiting lists. If you want a cheaper non-Big3 mail order brand you can get Fuji, Jamis, GT, Raleigh, Felt,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-17, 11:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,525
Posted By mrchristian

Walk into any Trek / Spech / Cannondale dealer,...

Walk into any Trek / Spech / Cannondale dealer, odds are there are a bunch of 2016 models still floating around the floor, and say these words, "Do you think you can drop off a couple hundred off the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-17, 07:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,118
Posted By mrchristian

Jamis Icon Pro - assuming your local crit allows...

Jamis Icon Pro - assuming your local crit allows discs. Jamis has Australian distributors I believe. $2,000USD, American Classic Tubeless wheelset, 105-equipped.

Assuming you don't really care...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-17, 06:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,322
Posted By mrchristian

Good insight. All the tech is worthless if it...

Good insight. All the tech is worthless if it makes you DNF.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-17, 01:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,188
Posted By mrchristian

If you have trouble mounting a tire stick it in...

If you have trouble mounting a tire stick it in your car out in the sun to get it nice and warm.

Get good at mounting motorcycle tires and road bike tires become laughably easy.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-17, 01:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,324
Posted By mrchristian

Rapha was built by investment groups. It's not...

Rapha was built by investment groups. It's not some storied historical company like Campagnolo. It was created to be catnip for young hip minimalist-design-loving-consumers. The name was chosen...
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