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Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-11, 06:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,219
Posted By sparks_219

I had the same problem. My bike was making a...

I had the same problem. My bike was making a clicking noise with every pedal stroke. I changed my pedals and the noise is gone!

Is the noise isolated to one leg? For me, if I unclipped the left...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-11, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 519
Posted By sparks_219

All my bikes had standard 53/39T combo. No issue...

All my bikes had standard 53/39T combo. No issue climbing anything here. You can always fix the problem by getting a bigger cassette in the back. I say go and get the bike!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-11, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By sparks_219

I tried for many years, and I think this year is...

I tried for many years, and I think this year is different because a few of her friends started riding in the group, and they convinced her to go :) Perhaps you could work on her friends instead?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-11, 04:05 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 9,181
Posted By sparks_219

You can't go wrong with either! My financee just...

You can't go wrong with either! My financee just picked up a Tarmac with a mix of Sram red/force group and she LOVES it. The bike just accelerates/climbs like crazy. The same can be said about the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-11, 03:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By sparks_219

Thanks :) The price is right on this one....

Thanks :) The price is right on this one. Otherwise, I would've looked for something entry level as well! It took me 5 years to get my woman into riding. I think it's just a matter of persistence!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-11, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By sparks_219

She was already coasting a lot behind me...

She was already coasting a lot behind me yesterday on the flats. I wouldn't be surprised if she can climb better than me in a few months! 120 lbs vs 210 lbs is a HUGE advantage going up ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-11, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By sparks_219

Thanks for everyone's kind comments! She is...

Thanks for everyone's kind comments! She is really stoked about it :)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-11, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By sparks_219

Finally, the fiancee has a bike that fits!

I think I finally convinced my fiancee to make to move into road riding! She started coming out with the group in the past month. The first time she took my commuter MTB with 1.5" slicks, and said it...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-11, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,571
Posted By sparks_219

I think that's how the new TCRs look. At least...

I think that's how the new TCRs look. At least the square down tube. They are trying to make an alum bike look like their higher end TCR Advanced. The TCR is a regular alum bike, and the TCR Advanced...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-11, 05:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By sparks_219

The pump has saved me and other people numerous...

The pump has saved me and other people numerous times :) For training rides, I always bring them just in case someone has a flat. Now I'm moving to tubulars, perhaps I should leave it off. I'd be SOL...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-11, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By sparks_219

Nothing at all, I just wanted something new :)

Nothing at all, I just wanted something new :)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-11, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By sparks_219

Finally made the move and got a Giant TCR Advanced SL with Industry nine I45 wheels!

I posted here about a month back asking if I should make the jump from my Cannondale Six 13 to something new, and I finally made the move! I had a the opportunity to send my Industry 9 wheelset back...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-11, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By sparks_219

On mtn rear derailleures, both Shimano and SRAM...

On mtn rear derailleures, both Shimano and SRAM have eliminated the bend, I wonder if the road equipment will ever get that? I personally hate the loop as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-11, 10:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By sparks_219

Nice wheel! I think you may have too much...

Nice wheel!

I think you may have too much cable in the rear derailleur loop ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-11, 07:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,572
Posted By sparks_219

I got a few fancy stems at 130mm I can sell for...

I got a few fancy stems at 130mm I can sell for that price (ritchey WCS or DeDa). msg me if interested.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-11, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By sparks_219

Good bike shop for personal fitting in Southern Ontario (GTA)?

I recently picked up a new ride, and figured this year would be a good year for a personal fit session.

I've always done my own fit sessions, but on longer rides, I do experience some discomfort...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-11, 06:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,217
Posted By sparks_219

how did you get a copy of my training plan?...

how did you get a copy of my training plan? :notamused:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-11, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,899
Posted By sparks_219

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think Bontrager...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think Bontrager Aeolus 5.0 use a aluminum rim with a carbon wrap on top. I saw them at my LBS, and was interested in the store, but hitting on the rim surface sounded...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-11, 09:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 837
Posted By sparks_219

Made up my mind and got some really good deals. I...

Made up my mind and got some really good deals. I ordered two tubular Reynolds rims from Industry 9, and they are lacing the rims to their road hub, and new Sapim spokes. They should come in...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-11, 09:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 837
Posted By sparks_219

I looked at a few things, and decided just to...

I looked at a few things, and decided just to keep my frame. It fits me pretty well, and does every thing I want. I also held back on buying the carbon rims. I asked I9 to lace the new I9 hubs onto...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-11, 09:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 837
Posted By sparks_219

How do the new bikes compare to the Six 13? I...

How do the new bikes compare to the Six 13? I don't care too much about losing a pound from a 16.5 lb bike. Are the full carbon bikes eat up road buzz better, yet put down the power better? :) I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-11, 07:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 837
Posted By sparks_219

Looks like it'll be a I9 wheelset w/ tubular...

Looks like it'll be a I9 wheelset w/ tubular Reynold 46 rims then! Thanks for your advice!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-11, 06:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 837
Posted By sparks_219

I start to realize this as well. So the only...

I start to realize this as well. So the only advantages of carbon tubulars are lighter, and more aero? Carbon clinchers seem like they are more trouble than they are worth.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-11, 06:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 837
Posted By sparks_219

eeemm... your post definitely is making sense....

eeemm... your post definitely is making sense. The Cannondale fits me rather well, and it still is in fabulous condition. Perhaps I should keep the frameset until I run into troubles with it.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-11, 06:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 837
Posted By sparks_219

I'm doing a few charity rides this year. So far...

I'm doing a few charity rides this year. So far I've donated more $$ to charity this year than I ever have before.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-11, 06:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 837
Posted By sparks_219

The Six 13 came with a set of Dura Ace 7800...

The Six 13 came with a set of Dura Ace 7800 wheelset, which I sold earlier this year. On my MTBs, I also have/had a few sets of I9s, Chris King and DT 240s wheelsets. Out of the 3, the DT 240s are my...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-11, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 837
Posted By sparks_219

New Framset vs New Carbon Wheels??

I have a 2005 Cannondale Six 13 with a Dura Ace kit. The bike currently have a set of Industry 9 Ego wheelset (30mm dish) and I'm sort of caught in a dilemma.

I got the itch to pick up a new...
01-11-11, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,823
Posted By sparks_219

I have both the XTRs, and M4s. In my opinion, I'd...

I have both the XTRs, and M4s. In my opinion, I'd sell both and get another set of M4s. The rotors alone is worth it! Plus hopes have much better modulation, and WAY more power than the XTRs.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-08, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By sparks_219

Thanks for all the diagram guys :) I counted 28...

Thanks for all the diagram guys :) I counted 28 ball bearings before I put the hub back together so I guess I was lucky.

The pawl was sitting properly. I didn't realize you could tighten the hub...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-08, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By sparks_219

# of loose ball bearing in a Dura Ace Hub??

I took my 7800 Dura Ace rear hub apart yesterday to add in a bit of grease, and I think I may accidentally dropped a couple ball bearings.

I ended up with 14 on each side, and they seem kind...
08-13-08, 07:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,738
Posted By sparks_219

I have an alum Rocky Mountain Element, and a...

I have an alum Rocky Mountain Element, and a carbon Trek Top Fuel. There is no difference in ride quality between the frames. Obviously they handle and climb a little differently, but from a...
08-04-08, 08:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,651
Posted By sparks_219

I have 3 sets of DT 240 wheelsets and couldn't be...

I have 3 sets of DT 240 wheelsets and couldn't be happier. The later two are the DT 1540, and Bontrager Race X Lite. They are plenty stiff for my 200 pounds, and have been pretty reliable while...
03-08-08, 11:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,055
Posted By sparks_219

file???

file???
02-28-08, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By sparks_219

My project build for the gf :)

My girlfriend always comes to the 24 hour race with me twice a year, and I sort of feel bad that she doesn't have much to do. Lately she's been saying she kind want a bike to ride around. I built a...
02-04-08, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By sparks_219

I used to wear two pairs of socks, with duct tape...

I used to wear two pairs of socks, with duct tape over my toes on the outside pair. Worked surprisingly well :p
01-22-08, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By sparks_219

I got a pretty good bonus this year, and I found...

I got a pretty good bonus this year, and I found a pretty good deal on ebay. So I'm very happy with what I paid for the bike :D 2nd hand pro deal is usually the way to go, especially when a mountain...
01-22-08, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By sparks_219

Those were just a pair of older Time pedals I had...

Those were just a pair of older Time pedals I had lying around. I may be able to justify a pair of new Time pedals for this bike some time down the road.
01-21-08, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By sparks_219

Picked up a new ride :D

I decided I wanted a new bike this year, so I got this to use with my Rocky Mountain Element. I'm not really that competitive at races, but I figured a new bike will keep me determined to train :D
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-07, 09:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,350
Posted By sparks_219

Congrats :) Pics??

Congrats :) Pics??
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-07, 09:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,350
Posted By sparks_219

I love reading old posts started by myself. Since...

I love reading old posts started by myself. Since I've had my Six13 for over a year, I can definitely agree with you. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-07, 08:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,350
Posted By sparks_219

The people I ride with, most of them are running...

The people I ride with, most of them are running 105ish equipment, but it doesn't seem to slow them down any. The DA gear shifts a bit more smooth, but not a world of difference.

I got an 05 Six...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-07, 09:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,350
Posted By sparks_219

I ended up with a full Dura Ace Six 13 (drive...

I ended up with a full Dura Ace Six 13 (drive train, wheels, brakes ..etc) and it is an amazing bike. It is much more supple while accelerates faster than my Cervelo One. On rough pavement, the bike...
05-08-07, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By sparks_219

Came like that from the factory. I think it's...

Came like that from the factory. I think it's almost a signature Rocky Mountain touch :) It's there for a bit more clearance for the pedals I guess.
05-07-07, 07:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,094
Posted By sparks_219

You can also flip the stem upside down. Seriously...

You can also flip the stem upside down. Seriously though, I'd find another shop as this mechanic seem VERY incompetent.
05-07-07, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By sparks_219

Updated my Rocky! :)

I bought an old Cannondale CAD3 frame from my friend for really cheap, so I figured I might as well get some new parts for my beloved Rocky and move the old parts over. So here is what I got:

DT...
04-27-07, 06:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By sparks_219

What are your goals? I always wanted to get more...

What are your goals? I always wanted to get more fit, so I got a road bike to train and race on.

You really should figure out what you really want to improve/accomplish, and then make your...
04-07-07, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By sparks_219

I picked it up today. Everything looked perfect,...

I picked it up today. Everything looked perfect, and the owner changed the oil once a year. The fork works almost like a new one, except it's broken in. :)
04-06-07, 11:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By sparks_219

$350 Canadian, and it is local. So I can at least...

$350 Canadian, and it is local. So I can at least look at it before I buy.
04-06-07, 11:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By sparks_219

2003 Fox Fork still good buy?

I'm building up a 2nd bike (hardtail for when I'm out of town). I found a 2003 Fox 100 RLC. The owner claims no mechanical issues. He says the seals are dry. The stickers look like it has no scratch...
Forum: Foo
02-11-07, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 608
Posted By sparks_219

What to do with a bad ebay seller?

Hi all,

I recently won an auction on ebay. The seller had 100% feedback. The item was starting at $59.99 and had a buy-it-now price of $89.99. So I won the item, and the seller sent me an invoice...
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