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11-16-16, 08:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,442
Posted By monsterkidz

Accidents happen and both parties need to meet in...

Accidents happen and both parties need to meet in the middle and move on.
11-14-16, 08:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,158
Posted By monsterkidz

My bike came with a KS Super Natural. I like it,...

My bike came with a KS Super Natural. I like it, but if it didn't come stock on my Kona I don't think i would shell out for one.
10-27-16, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,105
Posted By monsterkidz

What's your budget? Lot's of good hardtails. Kona...

What's your budget? Lot's of good hardtails. Kona Explosif, Raleigh Tokul
10-25-16, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 606
Posted By monsterkidz

You should be fine. Download the manual for your...

You should be fine. Download the manual for your fork so you know what PSI you should be running and what the service intervals are for that particular fork.
10-25-16, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,538
Posted By monsterkidz

I vote for riding the bike as is. Plenty of good...

I vote for riding the bike as is. Plenty of good 26er tires available online.
10-24-16, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,823
Posted By monsterkidz

You get more bang for your buck with a hardtail....

You get more bang for your buck with a hardtail. That's not to say there aren't deals to be had on FS bikes. Personally if I was going to purchase a FS bike, I would be looking at name brand close...
10-23-16, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,823
Posted By monsterkidz

I have a '16 Sync'r Pro and I love it. The...

I have a '16 Sync'r Pro and I love it. The geometry is what makes it such a fun bike to ride. Eats up technical singletrack. Are you looking for a hardtail or FS?
10-23-16, 05:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,848
Posted By monsterkidz

You can get bmx tubes with presta valves. On the...

You can get bmx tubes with presta valves. On the other hand I don't think a few more wraps of tape would hurt either. Trial and error.
Forum: Northeast
09-07-16, 06:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,746
Posted By monsterkidz

Hopefully the Westchester side of the Tappan Zee...

Hopefully the Westchester side of the Tappan Zee will become more bike friendly with the addition of the new path. Currently, Tarrytown, Elmsford etc are just not good places to ride compared to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-16, 07:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,203
Posted By monsterkidz

I say wear it. No different than putting on a...

I say wear it. No different than putting on a Jordan jersey to go shoot some ball. Everybody knows you ain't Jordan but it's out of love for the game or in this case sport.
09-02-16, 06:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,917
Posted By monsterkidz

Eggbeaters might cause hot spots on longer rides....

Eggbeaters might cause hot spots on longer rides. For the bike in the OP, I'd go Shimano 105 SPD-SL.Great foot retention and stable cleat when you have to put a foot down
09-02-16, 06:11 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,590
Posted By monsterkidz

Before I had two kids a wife and a mortgage, I...

Before I had two kids a wife and a mortgage, I rode brakeless in NYC traffic daily.I like knowing that I can but choose not too.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-16, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 758
Posted By monsterkidz

Did you check QR skewer,cassette lockring and...

Did you check QR skewer,cassette lockring and freehub for play? Those would be my first thoughts.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-16, 07:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,563
Posted By monsterkidz

It's amazing how well marketing works.

It's amazing how well marketing works.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-16, 11:49 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,555
Posted By monsterkidz

Full finger in winter months or racing track....

Full finger in winter months or racing track. Usually none while out riding the road bike unless weather is going to be bad.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-16, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5,342
Views: 107,914
Posted By monsterkidz

I just rode the Dutchess Country Trail / Hudson...

I just rode the Dutchess Country Trail / Hudson Valley trail for the first time last week. Nice and smooth compared to the North County and Putnam trails which is uneven and full of cracks.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-16, 03:54 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,598,858
Posted By monsterkidz

Man, I love the Torelli, classic steel tubing...

Man, I love the Torelli, classic steel tubing with the modern carbon wheels/components FTW! (Atleast IMO)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-16, 11:24 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,945
Posted By monsterkidz

What's wrong with owning nice things?

What's wrong with owning nice things?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-16, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 863
Posted By monsterkidz

I have used both BB30 specific cranks and Shimano...

I have used both BB30 specific cranks and Shimano cranks on BB30 frame. The Shimano crank performed fine in the frame with adapters. I never had issues with the adapters.

At first I was more...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-16, 11:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,471
Posted By monsterkidz

Cheapest way? Search eBay...FSA Energy 53/39 for...

Cheapest way? Search eBay...FSA Energy 53/39 for $60....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-16, 10:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,052
Posted By monsterkidz

I wish the saddle was black and green, that would...

I wish the saddle was black and green, that would be killer.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-16, 05:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,769
Posted By monsterkidz

Cut the guy some slack, his mechanic is sleeping...

Cut the guy some slack, his mechanic is sleeping with his wife!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-16, 05:00 PM
Replies: 26,480
Views: 16,207,181
Posted By monsterkidz

I am in love with that color, nice job!

I am in love with that color, nice job!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-16, 04:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,769
Posted By monsterkidz

I personally could not imagine calling a customer...

I personally could not imagine calling a customer asking permission to replace a tube.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-16, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,487
Posted By monsterkidz

As Steve B already stated, keep in mind which...

As Steve B already stated, keep in mind which tire you want to run, Sizing varies by manufacturer. Search the internet and see what other guys/gals are running on their Madones.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-16, 04:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,328
Posted By monsterkidz

The 2017 Specialized Tarmac SL4 Elite is...

The 2017 Specialized Tarmac SL4 Elite is tempting. Then I can retire my 2012 CAAD 10 4 and try me some carbon.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-16, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,205
Posted By monsterkidz

I went to my LBS yesterday looking for ALR 5....

I went to my LBS yesterday looking for ALR 5. They had a full Dura Ace SL in my size for $3,500.Seemed like a great bike but the geometry didn't work for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-16, 10:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,066
Posted By monsterkidz

Today's route it was Marlboro cigarette packs,...

Today's route it was Marlboro cigarette packs, broken pallet wood and various brands of mini bar bottles.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-16, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By monsterkidz

I am a bigger guy too, (6'2" 225) and have good...

I am a bigger guy too, (6'2" 225) and have good luck with cheapo Fulcrum Racing 7. Year long riding on crappy NY roads and they have held up really well. Nashbar has them for $200 and every other...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-16, 01:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,866
Posted By monsterkidz

2 pairs, one for summer and one for winter months.

2 pairs, one for summer and one for winter months.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-16, 01:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,236
Posted By monsterkidz

I always carry a multi tool. if I crash or hit a...

I always carry a multi tool. if I crash or hit a road hazard that tweaks my bars or knocks something else loose, I will be able to get back on the road. Also the only time I have actually had to use...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-16, 06:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,167
Posted By monsterkidz

6'3" here, I also find LG bibs to be a good fit....

6'3" here, I also find LG bibs to be a good fit. I ordered and returned a few different brands before I finally settled on LG. Wish I had just gone to a LBS and saved the hassle of trial and error.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-16, 06:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,078
Posted By monsterkidz

Love my scoop. Hands down the most comfy saddle I...

Love my scoop. Hands down the most comfy saddle I have ever ridden. Being a heavier rider (200 lbs) I was a concerned with the flex, but after many miles it still looks new and continues to be comfy...
02-16-16, 06:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 937
Posted By monsterkidz

I would continue to ride it as is and wait until...

I would continue to ride it as is and wait until something wears out or breaks. Especially since it sounds like you are pretty happy with the bike. Honestly you could blow thru $500 in upgrades and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-16, 11:39 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 16,037
Posted By monsterkidz

It could have been real simple for the LBS....

It could have been real simple for the LBS. Remove fork, measure twice, cut once, PROFIT and possibly earn a new customer.
And we are supposed to cry and wonder why they go out of business. SMH
11-08-15, 02:14 PM
Replies: 24,400
Views: 1,899,111
Posted By monsterkidz

Amen, I am so sick of this entire "craft beer"...

Amen, I am so sick of this entire "craft beer" gimmick. I like my beer to taste like beer. I want it to be cheap and cold.
11-05-15, 11:12 PM
Replies: 4,556
Views: 446,560
Posted By monsterkidz

While at HD getting PVC you could have picked up...

While at HD getting PVC you could have picked up some threaded rod and washers and made your self a headset press. I still have mine from 15 or so years ago, always worked great for me.
10-24-15, 06:27 AM
Replies: 822
Views: 93,741
Posted By monsterkidz

Cmon, antlers and wasp nest? Jackass thread is...

Cmon, antlers and wasp nest? Jackass thread is that-a-way----->
10-23-15, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1,425
Views: 153,705
Posted By monsterkidz

That MASI for 250 is a decent price. Modern MASI...

That MASI for 250 is a decent price. Modern MASI has some good offerings. The Coltello was a great frame not sure if it is still available or not.
10-23-15, 07:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,833
Posted By monsterkidz

Just because the saddle height might be the...

Just because the saddle height might be the correct height, does not mean the top tube length is the correct length for you.
10-22-15, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,259
Posted By monsterkidz

If you are going to be running this setup on the...

If you are going to be running this setup on the street in all weather conditions go sealed. When the BB explodes (if ever) yank it out and replace.
Maintenance on the loose ball S75 BB is easy and...
10-22-15, 03:46 PM
Replies: 822
Views: 93,741
Posted By monsterkidz

What a noob. Dude forgot to lock his crank, stem...

What a noob. Dude forgot to lock his crank, stem bars and seatpost.
10-21-15, 10:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,701
Posted By monsterkidz

Can't compare a vintage Paramount to a mass...

Can't compare a vintage Paramount to a mass produced modern lugged complete bike for $650. The paramount would be closer to a Bob Jackson in terms of $$$ or quality.
10-21-15, 09:59 PM
Replies: 822
Views: 93,741
Posted By monsterkidz

+1 to this. Before being able to bring my bike...

+1 to this. Before being able to bring my bike into my office, I would leave a heavy chain lock on the bike rack 24/7. Mini U-lock and a small cable for on the go.
10-21-15, 04:59 PM
Replies: 822
Views: 93,741
Posted By monsterkidz

Brooks on a Super Pista is JA worthy.

Brooks on a Super Pista is JA worthy.
10-21-15, 10:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,833
Posted By monsterkidz

You feel stretched? It looks like a pretty...

You feel stretched? It looks like a pretty upright riding position to me. Hoods will raise your hands up. Where did you purchase the bike from? It's easier to diagnose and correct fit issues in...
10-21-15, 09:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,833
Posted By monsterkidz

You look cramped on the bike, a longer stem and...

You look cramped on the bike, a longer stem and some hoods should stretch you out a little. The hoods will also give you a better hand position for climbing.
10-20-15, 07:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,869
Posted By monsterkidz

Kilo TTs are pretty much the same frame as the...

Kilo TTs are pretty much the same frame as the old(ish) KHS Flite 100s and Spicers. Decent frames, not the stiffest or lightest but when built up with respectable parts they can be great bikes.

As...
10-20-15, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5,712
Views: 1,079,704
Posted By monsterkidz

I miss my Benotto.

I miss my Benotto.
10-20-15, 05:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,701
Posted By monsterkidz

At least it has a threaded 1" headset. WABI...

At least it has a threaded 1" headset. WABI missed the mark on that one.(IMO)
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