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12-07-14, 11:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 967
Posted By kite991

I used to ride without a helmet, but as of this...

I used to ride without a helmet, but as of this year I've always worn a helmet when biking. I just feel more free while I'm biking, with a helmet theres one less thing I have to worry about when I'm...
11-11-14, 11:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,097
Posted By kite991

If you aren't already running a 1/8th chain I'd...

If you aren't already running a 1/8th chain I'd say just go buy another chain. An Izumi Eco chain will set you back maybe 20$ tops (granted you have a chain tool to do the work) and if you get a...
11-11-14, 11:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,112
Posted By kite991

fizik for both for me, but you should try to find...

fizik for both for me, but you should try to find a place that lets you try saddles, I've bought my fair share of horrible saddles and had to deal with them until I found my current one. I like the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-14, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10,323
Views: 2,950,022
Posted By kite991

Hi everyone, I'm planning on purchasing a used...

Hi everyone, I'm planning on purchasing a used (or new) CAAD10 105 Bike. I've never ridden a road bike, i've road mostly fixed geared bikes and I kept seeing all these road cyclist on campus and...
11-03-14, 06:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,799
Posted By kite991

You could try skidding less, but I use...

You could try skidding less, but I use continental Super Sports, they're for about 24$ on amazon for a single tire. My cousin rides with gators on his bike and looking at the two the gators seem...
09-11-14, 07:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,251
Posted By kite991

I like the archetypes, I love how they look with...

I like the archetypes, I love how they look with the slimmer profile than the deep v. Another thing which surprised me was crosswinds, I picked up a lot of crosswind on the deep v compared to the...
09-09-14, 01:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,251
Posted By kite991

Pretty sure this was a WHILE ago haha. So since...

Pretty sure this was a WHILE ago haha. So since then I've built the bike up fully, as well as swapped a few parts I was unhappy with. Right now I think the build is somewhere north of 1500... which...
05-10-14, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11,217
Views: 1,009,158
Posted By kite991

That looks like a nice fork, does it come in a...

That looks like a nice fork, does it come in a glossy finish or just matte?

Also how much is it? This may be the answer I'm looking for.
05-10-14, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11,217
Views: 1,009,158
Posted By kite991

Man, looks like I'll be investing in a new fork...

Man, looks like I'll be investing in a new fork in the near future. Anyone have a recommendation on a fork that's a similar size to the alpina? I like the smaller look of it compared to the Leader...
05-09-14, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11,217
Views: 1,009,158
Posted By kite991

Would it be possible to drill a brake hole in the...

Would it be possible to drill a brake hole in the Alpina fork? since it has an aluminium steerer. I've seen people online do it, but I'd rather ask you for clarification before I end up killing...
05-07-14, 10:06 PM
Replies: 11,217
Views: 1,009,158
Posted By kite991

its a little out of my budget at the moment, and...

its a little out of my budget at the moment, and I guess I wont be clamping anything either.

Thanks for the answer
05-06-14, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11,217
Views: 1,009,158
Posted By kite991

Is there a fork that's priced reasonably, drilled...

Is there a fork that's priced reasonably, drilled for a brake, and wont look weird on my 725. I'm looking for a second fork to have a brake set up, I'll still be keeping my Alpina F04 fork. The...
05-01-14, 12:07 AM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 125,972
Posted By kite991

Thanks, just checked it with my chain whip and it...

Thanks, just checked it with my chain whip and it had about another quarter turn to go.
04-30-14, 09:51 PM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 125,972
Posted By kite991

Been having issues with my kilo tt. I've...

Been having issues with my kilo tt.

I've switched back to my kilo from my 725, and also put on a 1/8th 17t cog onto my kilo tt along with a 1/8th chain. However the chainring on the bike is a...
04-12-14, 11:44 PM
Replies: 2,783
Views: 554,644
Posted By kite991

I was that way too, I ended up with a 725 after...

I was that way too, I ended up with a 725 after someone outbid me for a 735 going for about $280. I always felt like I had settled with the 725 (which I got for a pretty awesome $250.However, once I...
04-01-14, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2,783
Views: 554,644
Posted By kite991

A few new pics from when I was in SoCal for...

A few new pics from when I was in SoCal for spring break

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03-26-14, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 355,934
Posted By kite991

Wow that's crazy. I too am running with RD2s...

Wow that's crazy. I too am running with RD2s though with the Sugino Messenger Chainring (bought from retrogression). I havent had any issues with them since I've switched to my 725.


Also: I...
03-26-14, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 125,972
Posted By kite991

I'll have to try that, and hope that I don't...

I'll have to try that, and hope that I don't break something (not too worried about the bike as I am worried about myself...)
03-26-14, 02:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,234
Posted By kite991

This is ridiculously true. Before I commuted by...

This is ridiculously true. Before I commuted by bike, I'd get upset that bikers were taking the lane, or going to slow. But after commuting, I see everything much differently mostly because I've...
03-26-14, 02:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 21,668
Posted By kite991

I road without tape on my FSA drops till I...

I road without tape on my FSA drops till I realized how easy it was for my hands to slip and for my face to meet my stem if I hit a bad enough bump or not paying attention. I went with the Fizik...
03-26-14, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 125,972
Posted By kite991

Trying to remove the Kilo TT's stock 16t cog with...

Trying to remove the Kilo TT's stock 16t cog with my chain whip and it's refusing to budge, any ideas on how to loosen it? I don't have any WD40 with me. Also I'm turning it in the right direction...
03-26-14, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 355,934
Posted By kite991

Squidpuppet: Should I get the leader aero seat...

Squidpuppet: Should I get the leader aero seat post? Ive been on the fence about purchasing a new one, but my seat post isnt that high up so I'm worried that the aero seat post won't fit or it'd look...
03-26-14, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 355,934
Posted By kite991

Here's my bike, this is my second time posting a...

Here's my bike, this is my second time posting a picture

excuse the crappy cellphone pic too, forgot to grab the camera when I left


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Edit: I've fixed the awkward handle bar...
03-25-14, 02:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,291
Posted By kite991

Guess I'm a little late, but I would recommend...

Guess I'm a little late, but I would recommend the Continental Super Sport plus (you might have to look around for 28, but amazon has the 25 for 24$ every now and then).

I recently purchased a...
03-22-14, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11,217
Views: 1,009,158
Posted By kite991

Quick question. Right now I'm running with a...

Quick question. Right now I'm running with a Velocity Deep V wheelset (32h laced to formula hubs) and I'm looking to change my wheelset and hopefully upgrade from the Velocity Deep Vs. I'm looking...
03-22-14, 03:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,662
Posted By kite991

Even though it'll be somewhat expensive, I...

Even though it'll be somewhat expensive, I recommend MKS GR-9 Pedals, with MKS (or any double strap cages), and a set of double straps. This is my current set up on my two bikes.
03-18-14, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2,783
Views: 554,644
Posted By kite991

Recently bought new handlebars, saddle, and tires...

Recently bought new handlebars, saddle, and tires for my Leader, I'm more satisfied with the way it looks and performs now.

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(I need to find a better camera to take pictures with)
01-21-14, 01:23 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,695
Posted By kite991

Have you measured yourself to see what size bike...

Have you measured yourself to see what size bike frame you would use? For me, since I'm on the small size, some frames aren't made in for me, so it allowed me to narrow down my choices.

Link...
01-19-14, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,233
Posted By kite991

They're all about the same, I have a set of ynots...

They're all about the same, I have a set of ynots just because my local bike shop had them.
01-19-14, 01:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,660
Posted By kite991

I have both a clipless set up on my older bike,...

I have both a clipless set up on my older bike, and cages/straps on my current bike. Since I commute to school, I prefer using the cages/straps combo since its easier to dismount and walk to class...
01-16-14, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 125,972
Posted By kite991

What is my posture suppose to be like when riding...

What is my posture suppose to be like when riding with drops? I've ridden with Nitto B123s and Fyxation Comet drops and no matter what I do I feel like I have to stretch my neck up to be able to see...
01-16-14, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By kite991

If you're willing to go to towards the east bay...

If you're willing to go to towards the east bay area, Area Cycles in Castro Valley is the best shop for me, and it's the only shop I go to and I live 20 minutes away. The owner is hella laid back...
10-29-13, 02:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,271
Posted By kite991

I don't understand how people can cycle and text...

I don't understand how people can cycle and text at the same time. When I visit my girlfriend at USC I've learned to be more observant while I'm walking just because I've been hit once and nearly...
10-29-13, 02:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,809
Posted By kite991

Im sure I'll get it down by the end of the...

Im sure I'll get it down by the end of the semester, I still remember having huge problems with cages and straps but now I can slip in like its nothing. Some how whenever I miss and try to keep...
10-28-13, 12:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,809
Posted By kite991

My feet always seem to slip off the pedal causing...

My feet always seem to slip off the pedal causing me to stumble a bit. But maybe all I need is some more practice.
10-26-13, 11:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,809
Posted By kite991

Also forgot to mention, GR-9s are somewhat...

Also forgot to mention, GR-9s are somewhat slippery pedals so if your shoes are wet they may slide a small bit, I've had the unfortunate happen where my left foot has slipped out of the pedal when I...
10-24-13, 02:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,809
Posted By kite991

MKS GR-9, or if you have big feet >9 GR10s might...

MKS GR-9, or if you have big feet >9 GR10s might be more suitable for you. The GR9s fit my 8 1/2 feet perfectly and I also have MKS double strap clips and a pair of double straps. A word of note if...
10-18-13, 11:20 PM
Replies: 24,555
Views: 2,186,462
Posted By kite991

Which Chrome bag do you have? Also how do you...

Which Chrome bag do you have? Also how do you like it? I'm looking for a bag with a few more pocketed compartments. My bag only has 1 main pouch and a small zip pouch on the inside, its really basic...
10-18-13, 02:28 PM
Replies: 24,555
Views: 2,186,462
Posted By kite991

Which bag are you using? I'm using a Manhattan...

Which bag are you using? I'm using a Manhattan Portage and I can't find a place to just hook my lock to.
10-18-13, 01:33 AM
Replies: 24,555
Views: 2,186,462
Posted By kite991

Finally realized a much easier way to carry my U...

Finally realized a much easier way to carry my U lock rather than having to put it into my backpack every time I rode from class. Found out I can put it between my belt and pants; it doesn't slip...
10-04-13, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,992,881
Posted By kite991

Forgot to mention a few days ago, I bought a...

Forgot to mention a few days ago, I bought a threaded fork, headset, and a quill stem from retrogression, now i just need to wait a bit for my parts to arrive so i can swap out my current threadless...
10-02-13, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4,305
Views: 235,662
Posted By kite991

Should I, switch from my threadless set up to a...

Should I, switch from my threadless set up to a threaded set up with a nitto quillstem? Or just go buy another threadless stem?
09-26-13, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4,305
Views: 235,662
Posted By kite991

It probably is a faulty frame, I either have to...

It probably is a faulty frame, I either have to yank it out of the frame full force, and to put it back in i need to lift the frame above the wheel's axle then let gravity help me out to push the...
09-22-13, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4,305
Views: 235,662
Posted By kite991

Thats what I was thinking, but its a huge hassle...

Thats what I was thinking, but its a huge hassle to remove the wheel on my kilo, for some reason it requires almost 5x the force that my 725 needs just to get the rear wheel out.

But if I used a...
09-22-13, 02:22 AM
Replies: 4,305
Views: 235,662
Posted By kite991

Should I put on a freewheel on my old kilo, that...

Should I put on a freewheel on my old kilo, that way I have a single speed and a fixed gear rather than 2 fixed geared bikes?
07-07-13, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,511
Posted By kite991

I personally love MKS GR-9 pedals, with the MKS...

I personally love MKS GR-9 pedals, with the MKS toe clips that are built for double straps and my MKS double straps. Had to get some longer bolts to keep the double strap in place properly since the...
05-23-13, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11,217
Views: 1,009,158
Posted By kite991

Thanks for the help, I don't know much about...

Thanks for the help, I don't know much about saddle bags and I'm looking into getting one just to hold small equipment rather than having to bring with me a backpack that's like 10% full. I hate the...
05-22-13, 11:52 PM
Replies: 11,217
Views: 1,009,158
Posted By kite991

Do you by chance know what kind of saddle bag...

Do you by chance know what kind of saddle bag that is? It looks pretty cool and I'd love to have one.

http://www.leaderbikeusa.com/?p=2420

Thanks
05-14-13, 11:50 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,208
Posted By kite991

UGH AHAHAHAH, It is pretty bad, you got college...

UGH AHAHAHAH, It is pretty bad, you got college students driving, its horrible, the lanes are narrow and they will still try to pass you or get you to get off the road. There are plenty of other...
05-14-13, 11:31 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,208
Posted By kite991

AHAHAHA sorry, I have tons of finals this week...

AHAHAHA sorry, I have tons of finals this week so I'm just little out of it. When I commute to campus theres a path too the side of the road (2 lane road, 1 going each direction), and cyclist and...
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