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10-19-12, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 697
Posted By iareConfusE

Sounds like you got a pretty good deal. ...

Sounds like you got a pretty good deal. Congrats. I ride a Black Forest as well, and I like it very much.
10-19-12, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,443,765
Posted By iareConfusE

That's one of the coolest mtb's I've ever seen.....

That's one of the coolest mtb's I've ever seen.. I love the mix of the colors.
10-16-12, 11:17 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,443,765
Posted By iareConfusE

Here's a more recent picture of the bike. I took...

Here's a more recent picture of the bike. I took the hardtail on the Rubicon trail and had a blast.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v47/iareconfuse/DSC00240.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-12, 03:04 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,863
Posted By iareConfusE

Welp, I've installed Sunlite tubes (and other...

Welp, I've installed Sunlite tubes (and other cheap, non threaded valved tubes) on plenty of people's bikes in my time working at a shop, and they've never come back to me complaining of any...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-12, 09:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,863
Posted By iareConfusE

Tubes is a tube is a tube. Never had an issue...

Tubes is a tube is a tube. Never had an issue with a cheap Schwinn branded tube, a Q branded tube, a Conti branded tube, etc etc. As long as the rider isn't over/under inflating their tires, and is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-12, 12:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,797
Posted By iareConfusE

Built up and ridden several Jamis Quests in my...

Built up and ridden several Jamis Quests in my time working at the shop, and they were amazing. Never had an issue with any of the steel framed Jamis bikes while building them up, and the ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-12, 12:55 AM
Replies: 26,648
Views: 16,862,311
Posted By iareConfusE

^^^ You seem to have more money than you need. ...

^^^ You seem to have more money than you need. Can I please borrow $10k?
09-19-12, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,443,765
Posted By iareConfusE

Traded one of my German handguns for a German...

Traded one of my German handguns for a German bike :D

http://i.imgur.com/S4iA2.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-12, 12:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,693
Posted By iareConfusE

I've used Arundel polymer cages and had no bottle...

I've used Arundel polymer cages and had no bottle ejections, same with my current Lezyne CNC cages. Then again, I've never had bottle ejections with cheapo $5 aluminum cages either.. I generally...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-12, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,236
Posted By iareConfusE

This is a good idea also.

This is a good idea also.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-12, 09:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,236
Posted By iareConfusE

That's why he's gotta test ride it and inspect it...

That's why he's gotta test ride it and inspect it closely :D Anyone with basic knowledge of modern shifters and brakes should be able to tell whether or not something is wrong with it. Judging by...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-12, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,236
Posted By iareConfusE

I prefer the first. Yeah, it's got cheap...

I prefer the first. Yeah, it's got cheap components, but at least if you ever need to service the bike there will be parts readily available for it, and maintaining and working on a more modern bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-12, 09:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,081
Posted By iareConfusE

Apart from the price, that's another reason I'll...

Apart from the price, that's another reason I'll never purchase full carbon wheels with a carbon braking surface. Gotta know how to properly actuate your brakes so you don't overheat and melt your...
09-17-12, 11:40 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,670
Posted By iareConfusE

RIP Sarah... What a beautiful woman too :(

RIP Sarah... What a beautiful woman too :(
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-12, 12:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,295
Posted By iareConfusE

Cheaper to just buy a pre-built bike unless you...

Cheaper to just buy a pre-built bike unless you have a super cheap source for components (such as constantly getting lucky on ebay), or a friend willing to EP you a bunch of crap from a bike shop he...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-12, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,097
Posted By iareConfusE

Just train for the hills as much as possible, and...

Just train for the hills as much as possible, and remember to bring a lot of food/drink with you. I bonked out last night because I ran out of energy and didn't have enough food to keep me fueled to...
09-14-12, 02:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,227
Posted By iareConfusE

How can there be no advantage to clipless while...

How can there be no advantage to clipless while climbing?.... If you think mashing on only the downstroke of either leg is proper pedaling technique, you've got it all wrong. I don't see how else...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-12, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,312
Posted By iareConfusE

No. No manufacturer would leave a loose piece of...

No. No manufacturer would leave a loose piece of metal in a rim to act as a counterbalance for the valve stem. Try to take a picture of it and show us and the manufacturer, ask them what to do...
09-11-12, 04:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,889
Posted By iareConfusE

If your chain is skipping on your cassette, the...

If your chain is skipping on your cassette, the lube is not the problem. Either your chain is way too stretched, or your cassette is very worn. Replace both together and that issue will be gone...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-12, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,089
Posted By iareConfusE

Comes down to personal preference on the shifting...

Comes down to personal preference on the shifting mechanism mostly. I've ridden both extensively and worked with both extensively in the shop I used to work at.

- SRAM gives you a more tactile...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-12, 11:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By iareConfusE

I usually fart in the morning while I take a wee...

I usually fart in the morning while I take a wee :|
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-12, 10:34 PM
Replies: 19,522
Views: 4,134,969
Posted By iareConfusE

Get an Edge 200. Costs way less, and has all the...

Get an Edge 200. Costs way less, and has all the vital features one could ever want on a bicycle.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-12, 12:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,932
Posted By iareConfusE

Fizik mixrotex standard stuff. Easy to clean,...

Fizik mixrotex standard stuff. Easy to clean, looks nice. They don't offer any padding so I wear gloves when I ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-12, 12:21 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,479
Posted By iareConfusE

Sansa Clip, clipped above my jersey zipper (in a...

Sansa Clip, clipped above my jersey zipper (in a section near the top where it's unzipped a little), or in my jersey pocket. I route the earphone cable through the jersey and only a little bit of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-12, 08:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 657
Posted By iareConfusE

This is true. Also, as long as they're the same...

This is true. Also, as long as they're the same speed, they should be compatible.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-12, 03:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,456
Posted By iareConfusE

I'm sure they have some kind of corporate...

I'm sure they have some kind of corporate contract with FedEx, and they're just using that corporate discount to ship other people's bikes at a lower cost, while charging a little extra for profit of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-12, 04:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,456
Posted By iareConfusE

www.shipbikes.com Used this service tones of...

www.shipbikes.com

Used this service tones of times.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-12, 01:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By iareConfusE

flip your stem = ... well.. flip your stem so it...

flip your stem = ... well.. flip your stem so it angles downward. Not really necessary, just kind of a thing around here because everyone wants to look all cool and fast and legit, but really...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-12, 03:46 PM
Replies: 26,648
Views: 16,862,311
Posted By iareConfusE

What the hell is that?!

What the hell is that?!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-12, 11:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,081
Posted By iareConfusE

Shifters on the GT look like microshift.

Shifters on the GT look like microshift.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-12, 11:49 PM
Replies: 2,094
Views: 438,687
Posted By iareConfusE

The extreme cross-chaining in those pictures...

The extreme cross-chaining in those pictures makes me sad even though those are some amazing bikes :(

I think my bike is mostly back... May be half and half with the silver though...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-12, 11:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,964
Posted By iareConfusE

more horsepower.

more horsepower.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-12, 01:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By iareConfusE

After working with all of those chains in a bike...

After working with all of those chains in a bike shop for two years, I like the KMC the best.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-12, 05:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,176
Posted By iareConfusE

$16k and a slammed/flipped stem and an absurbdly...

$16k and a slammed/flipped stem and an absurbdly high seat post gives you 50000000 kilowatts as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-12, 08:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,176
Posted By iareConfusE

Have to spend at least $10k for the bike to be...

Have to spend at least $10k for the bike to be considered even halfway decent...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-12, 06:58 PM
Replies: 26,648
Views: 16,862,311
Posted By iareConfusE

Works for me just like any other saddle bag.... ...

Works for me just like any other saddle bag.... Doesn't flop around, and is large enough for me to hold... Spare tube, 2 tire levers, 1 CO2 cartridge + injector, cell phone + cash/cards/ID, 4mm/5mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-12, 10:49 PM
Replies: 26,648
Views: 16,862,311
Posted By iareConfusE

After being out of biking for about 2 years and...

After being out of biking for about 2 years and finally deciding to buy another one, I have this.

54cm Scott CR1 Elite with SRAM Force all around except FD and brakes.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-12, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By iareConfusE

Ultegra 6700 with short cage. 12/30 should work...

Ultegra 6700 with short cage. 12/30 should work but the RD would be extended quite a bit.
03-20-11, 02:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,435
Posted By iareConfusE

Yesterday went well. Thanks to all that came to...

Yesterday went well. Thanks to all that came to support us! We will pick raffle winners tomorrow and will contact winners through email or phone number, if provided on the ticket stub.
03-18-11, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,435
Posted By iareConfusE

Tomorrow is the day! Final bump for attention!

Tomorrow is the day! Final bump for attention!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-11, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By iareConfusE

Scott makes an amazing frame. The CR1 has been a...

Scott makes an amazing frame. The CR1 has been a popular choice at our shop lately. I got to test ride it around our parking lot just a bit, and it feels nicer compared to carbon framed bikes in...
03-01-11, 06:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,435
Posted By iareConfusE

Update: Food trucks will not be at this event. ...

Update: Food trucks will not be at this event. Instead we will be having our own free BBQ.
02-23-11, 04:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 26,761
Posted By iareConfusE

If it's a bike that we don't have in our...

If it's a bike that we don't have in our warehouse or on our floor, we'll have to order it from the manufacturer/supplier. Usually takes a day or two for order processing, and then they ship it,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-11, 04:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,715
Posted By iareConfusE

Make sure you have the Shimano cassette spacer...

Make sure you have the Shimano cassette spacer behind the cassette, then tighten the lock ring.
02-20-11, 03:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,435
Posted By iareConfusE

It seems there is a little confusion regarding...

It seems there is a little confusion regarding the date of this event... We had several people show up at the shop yesterday (19th), thinking that it was going to be the day of the grand opening. ...
02-19-11, 12:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,435
Posted By iareConfusE

You'll likely be able to test ride a lot of Blue...

You'll likely be able to test ride a lot of Blue bicycles, as well as most of the bikes we have on our floor - Pinarello, Cannondale, A few Kestrels, some more Blue, Look, and probably a few others I...
02-17-11, 12:43 PM
02-16-11, 03:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,435
Posted By iareConfusE

A Road Bike 4U Grand Re-Opening - Saturday, 3/19/2011

Hey Guys,

We're going to have a Grand Re-opening event at our newly remodeled shop in Irvine, CA. There is no fee to attend, just show up and enjoy the event. The event will be on Saturday March...
01-28-11, 02:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 946
Posted By iareConfusE

Yessir, and he's also new to the internet as well...

Yessir, and he's also new to the internet as well ;o




I read a couple of his other posts and they're all pretty negative. Just filled with trash talk. Elaborate cycling troll?
01-27-11, 02:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 946
Posted By iareConfusE

Not spammy, although he's the new guy in our...

Not spammy, although he's the new guy in our shop, silly boy. We've been around for a couple years. OP asked for a bike shop in SoCal, and that's what he got. You're welcome to stop by and talk to...
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