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02-28-14, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,450
Posted By badbikemechanic

Besides the aesthetics the frame is fine. However...

Besides the aesthetics the frame is fine. However a dented frame can not be repaired (easily) and you should be able get a good price. I doubt a lock causde this, rather it was probably dented when...
02-28-14, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 859
Posted By badbikemechanic

I am a mountain bike racer and therefor I am...

I am a mountain bike racer and therefor I am blessed with a naturally smooth pedal stroke. Yay for me!

I understand that roadies try to smooth out their pedal stroke with isolated leg intervals?
02-28-14, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 859
Posted By badbikemechanic

You are probably moving your torso around in...

You are probably moving your torso around in attempt to tap into any remaining power that you might have. The only solution I would suggest is to get stronger with intervals. Remember a race is just...
02-26-14, 02:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,915
Posted By badbikemechanic

Climbing is pretty much all mental. Basically a...

Climbing is pretty much all mental. Basically a climb is just a long hard interval. Try doing 3 minute threshold intervals. So on your next ride warm up for 20 minutes, and then ride hard for 3...
02-26-14, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By badbikemechanic

A century is just a long ass endurance ride. The...

A century is just a long ass endurance ride. The only thing you have to do to prep is ride, ride, ride and ride some more.
02-26-14, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,700
Posted By badbikemechanic

I went to college in Michigan and the Fort Custer...

I went to college in Michigan and the Fort Custer stampede was a popular race for mountain bikers in the state.
11-20-13, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,449
Posted By badbikemechanic

What is your single Speed CX gearing?

I need to convert my mountain bike over to single for sscxwc philly! I am wondering what gearing racers are finding success with right now?
11-20-13, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,658
Posted By badbikemechanic

If you are riding fives(beginner) you will be the...

If you are riding fives(beginner) you will be the first to go in the morning when the course is especially wet and squirly. I would recommend picking up something with tread or you can just deal....
10-25-13, 01:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,547
Posted By badbikemechanic

A test ride is definitely the way to go. I also...

A test ride is definitely the way to go. I also think TI is way flashier.
10-25-13, 01:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,547
Posted By badbikemechanic

I just went to carbon from a ti frame and I miss...

I just went to carbon from a ti frame and I miss my ti bike. TI is just more comfortable over the long rides. I notice that my cinelli pro estrada is stiffer when it comes time to put down the hammer...
10-25-13, 09:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,722
Posted By badbikemechanic

I also like to ride narrow bars. It seems to me...

I also like to ride narrow bars. It seems to me that the wide bar fad is a cheap solution for the ****ty handling that some 29ers have.
10-25-13, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 671
Posted By badbikemechanic

Lynskey pro29 or Independent Fabrications TI

Lynskey pro29 or Independent Fabrications TI
10-24-13, 11:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,069
Posted By badbikemechanic

I am going to hit the single track on my IF...

I am going to hit the single track on my IF planet x after work. I think cross bikes are a blast on single track. The thing feels like a rocket on the flats. The technical sections and downhills can...
10-24-13, 07:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,648
Posted By badbikemechanic

This is sound advice.

This is sound advice.
10-23-13, 01:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,648
Posted By badbikemechanic

Any tips for not landing on your balls? This is...

Any tips for not landing on your balls? This is by far the scariest part of the remount for me.
10-23-13, 12:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,248
Posted By badbikemechanic

There have been allot of good points made in this...

There have been allot of good points made in this thread. I share the opinion of everyone else- cross racing is all about being on the gas the entire time and who ever has the best overall fitness...
10-23-13, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,197
Posted By badbikemechanic

You will always lose time when you have to get...

You will always lose time when you have to get off the bike. What kind of gearing are you running? I have cyclocross gearing in the front and sram wifli in the back with a 32t cassette. I find that I...
10-22-13, 11:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,454
Posted By badbikemechanic

I think riding single track makes you a better...

I think riding single track makes you a better cross racer in general due to the required bike handling skills. Cross bikes are a blast on the flats and the open sections, but expect to be on the...
10-21-13, 10:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,976
Posted By badbikemechanic

I just wanted to follow up on this post with the...

I just wanted to follow up on this post with the Bike store's solution which I thought was ingenious. The bike shop I took my bicycle to was Fresh bikes in Arlington, VA. I thought I would plug them...
10-18-13, 07:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,976
Posted By badbikemechanic

The bicycle is a brand new independent...

The bicycle is a brand new independent fabrication's planet x that I put together myself. In this case it's not under warranty for this particular problem, however I will be able to warranty the...
10-17-13, 08:58 AM
10-17-13, 08:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,976
Posted By badbikemechanic

Clawed, thanks for your concern. I was riding...

Clawed, thanks for your concern. I was riding single track at a slow pace and I was in and out of the saddle. Initially I just thought the seat post tipped until I got off the bike and had one of...
10-17-13, 08:26 AM
10-17-13, 08:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,976
Posted By badbikemechanic

It's a brand new bike and post. This was the...

It's a brand new bike and post. This was the second ride so I am not worried about it being seized. It's a good tip to use an old stem but the post is only a 27.2 and I don't think it will fit in...
10-17-13, 08:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,976
Posted By badbikemechanic

Catastrophic Seatpost Failure. How to remove carbon post stuck in the bike?

I was on my cyclocross bike's second voyage and pop, the seatpost snapped around the collar. The post is carbon and stuck in a steel bike. I have a race this weekend so I was hoping somebody out...
10-17-13, 07:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,325
Posted By badbikemechanic

I had nothing but problems with my bb30. It...

I had nothing but problems with my bb30. It squeaked and squawked and no amount of loctite would get rid of the sound. I converted to shimano outbearing with a FSA conversion, and absolutely no...
08-20-13, 08:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,065
Posted By badbikemechanic

It always good to preview a course, but you can...

It always good to preview a course, but you can do that on your warm up. Make sure you get an hour ride in the day before to warm up the muscles.
08-09-13, 12:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,453
Posted By badbikemechanic

Don't do it. Mountain bikers tend to spin...

Don't do it. Mountain bikers tend to spin naturally on the trail due to the nature of riding single track. This is why mountain bikes utilized more gears in the past, and have lower gear ratios with...
07-25-13, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By badbikemechanic

Next time try and spin a cool down ride on your...

Next time try and spin a cool down ride on your ride home by keeping your hr around 120bpm. This will allow for you to spin out the lactic acid in your legs, and will make you stronger for that next...
07-16-13, 08:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,923
Posted By badbikemechanic

I have a very nasty habit of drinking a couple of...

I have a very nasty habit of drinking a couple of beers after hard training rides. I find that it makes one great recovery drink, but I haven't been able to drop to my desired weight. The reason for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-13, 12:57 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,359
Posted By badbikemechanic

I will post photos detailing the problem when I...

I will post photos detailing the problem when I retrieve my new carbon fiber paper weights from the shop tonight.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-13, 12:36 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,359
Posted By badbikemechanic

My intent is to inform. If you want to spend your...

My intent is to inform. If you want to spend your cash with the knowledge that your 300$ pedals have a better than acceptable chance of failing that is up to you. Here are two independent threads...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-13, 11:57 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,359
Posted By badbikemechanic

On the contrary. I warrantied a seized Shimano...

On the contrary. I warrantied a seized Shimano pedal three months ago. I sent one seized pedal and left crank arm to shimano, and received a new pair of xtr pedals and a new crankset back from...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-13, 11:50 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,359
Posted By badbikemechanic

I got them from an online retailer. They are...

I got them from an online retailer. They are demanding proof of purchase from an 'authorized dealer' in order to warranty the springs.The point that I am trying to make is that this problem seems to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-13, 11:13 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,359
Posted By badbikemechanic

I just got off the phone with look customer...

I just got off the phone with look customer service and they will only warranty if bought from an authorized dealer. I bought them from the internet so I guess I am screwed.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-13, 10:55 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,359
Posted By badbikemechanic

Keos Pedal failure is a known issue. Wish I...

Keos Pedal failure is a known issue. Wish I caught this thread before I made the purchase!

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=100082&start=15
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-13, 10:51 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,359
Posted By badbikemechanic

What does my user name have to do with anything?...

What does my user name have to do with anything? I have over 15 years in the industry, and I have never seen a pedal spring fail. I was skeptical that carbon fiber could function as a tension spring,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-13, 09:57 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,359
Posted By badbikemechanic

WARNING Avoid puurchasing Look KEOS Blade Pedals!

I just wanted to briefly share the terrible experience I had with the look Keos blades and Look warranty. My pedals failed after only 4 months of riding. The carbon fiber spring snapped on the right...
10-26-11, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By badbikemechanic

What is the very best trail in the Buffalo/upstate N.Y. region?

Hi,

I will be attending a Bills game next weekend. Go Bills!!!! and I was hoping somebody on BF could tell me the very best trail in area since I likely will only be able to get out for one ride....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-11, 09:18 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,812
Posted By badbikemechanic

+1.

+1.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-11, 09:01 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,812
Posted By badbikemechanic

You don't make any sense. The bike's purpose is...

You don't make any sense. The bike's purpose is determined by it's geo. The litespeed is a aggressive road bike. You don't necessarily have to race it. My race bike happens to be a mountain bike....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-11, 08:57 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,812
Posted By badbikemechanic

This guys keeps coming back here because he...

This guys keeps coming back here because he refuses to cut his damn steerer tube. I am so sick of seeing this damn bike I wish he would just stfu about it and read if he is not going to take informed...
09-08-11, 08:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,895
Posted By badbikemechanic

One word Turd

One word

Turd
09-08-11, 07:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,697
Posted By badbikemechanic

And have to babysit 16 yr olds with all of their...

And have to babysit 16 yr olds with all of their baggage.
09-08-11, 07:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,697
Posted By badbikemechanic

We get something called a pro deal which is 20%...

We get something called a pro deal which is 20% of the cost of a bike, but the salary still doesn't put us anywhere in the range of actually affording most of the bikes we work on. I wasn't able to...
09-01-11, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By badbikemechanic

Did he pull out the F.A.G tool (Frame Alignment...

Did he pull out the F.A.G tool (Frame Alignment Gauge) and check the alignment?

If your frame is out of alignment unfortunately the frame is done - there is absolutely no way it can be fixed...
09-01-11, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By badbikemechanic

With front ders. looking at the bike is key.......

With front ders. looking at the bike is key.... but it sounds like a basic cable tension issue based on your description. Take the bike back, have them readjust the der, and then ride it in the...
09-01-11, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By badbikemechanic

The dreaded brake squeal! Ok this is what...

The dreaded brake squeal!

Ok this is what you do. Toeing brakes is a last resort.

You want to first add a new surface to your brake pads. Grab a file and file them down.
Brillo pad the...
09-01-11, 11:29 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,731
Posted By badbikemechanic

Referencing Sheldon Brown.

Referencing Sheldon Brown.
09-01-11, 11:11 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,731
Posted By badbikemechanic

I find it completely obnoxious when people refer...

I find it completely obnoxious when people refer to road bikes as racing bikes.

Mountain bikes, cross bikes, track, etc can all be racing bikes too...
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