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Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-13, 06:32 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 13,055
Posted By IFLUX23

Well Campy is still a bit pricier than others in...

Well Campy is still a bit pricier than others in same level drive train. Their cost has gone way down than before though, because they probably realized casual cyclist will want cheaper ones than...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-13, 10:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,083
Posted By IFLUX23

105 of today was Ultegra of 3 years ago,...

105 of today was Ultegra of 3 years ago, performance and design wise. So the technology of past 105 was passed down to today's Tiagra, only except the cranks aren't Hollowtech.

Anyway, beginners...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-13, 02:03 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,246
Posted By IFLUX23

I don't know. I don't hear a lot of people...

I don't know. I don't hear a lot of people complaining how Shimano parts wears out. I've often hear the opposite though.

Shimano had terrible design and looked ugly about 5 years ago, but their...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-13, 09:18 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,246
Posted By IFLUX23

Shimano is only expensive because you guys live...

Shimano is only expensive because you guys live outside Japan. I live in Japan so Shimano parts are much cheaper. On the other hand, Camp and SRAM are pretty pricey over here in Japan.

With that...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-12, 12:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,871
Posted By IFLUX23

It's not impossible, but those super-cheap bikes...

It's not impossible, but those super-cheap bikes usually don't have Shimano/Camp/Sram standard frames. STI, you are probably referring to those famous parts manufacturer, are one of this, and even...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-12, 08:25 PM
Replies: 26,993
Views: 17,151,835
Posted By IFLUX23

Well many people of Japan may be anime fans, and...

Well many people of Japan may be anime fans, and most are, like me, just watch it when they have time. I don't buy those weird anime girl plastic figures (too embarrassed to buy crap like that), I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-12, 02:59 AM
Replies: 26,993
Views: 17,151,835
Posted By IFLUX23

I'm Japanese and as much as I like anime and I...

I'm Japanese and as much as I like anime and I admit being an Otaku, that bike is horrible. How should I put this? It makes me embarrassed somehow. And to think this bike is Di2 Ultegra...waste of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-12, 12:17 AM
Replies: 26,993
Views: 17,151,835
Posted By IFLUX23

what size is that bike?

what size is that bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-12, 06:02 PM
Replies: 26,993
Views: 17,151,835
Posted By IFLUX23

What size bike is that?

What size bike is that?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-12, 11:17 AM
Replies: 26,993
Views: 17,151,835
Posted By IFLUX23

Must be super tall!

Must be super tall!
09-11-12, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,824
Posted By IFLUX23

I used Threaded Mountain pads for my Kona Jake...

I used Threaded Mountain pads for my Kona Jake 2012 which had Tektro Oryx and it fit fine and worked well. So I think it would work. But it was a little hard to place it on my bike as for the rear...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-12, 09:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 831
Posted By IFLUX23

Shimano design wise...

I think Shimano parts looks fairly fine to me design wise, at least their modern models. Why do people say they look like crap?
Forum: Touring
09-01-12, 11:27 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 88,366
Posted By IFLUX23

I didn't use credit card...

I didn't use credit card...
Forum: Touring
08-31-12, 02:11 PM
Replies: 840
Views: 88,366
Posted By IFLUX23

http://i755.photobucket.com/albums/xx193/I-FLUX/P1...

http://i755.photobucket.com/albums/xx193/I-FLUX/P1000318.jpg

Only a front bag and saddlebag. No backpack. Lightest possible, although I have only gone 1200 km on it.
Forum: Touring
08-03-12, 02:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 757
Posted By IFLUX23

Thanks for the advice people. But I still...

Thanks for the advice people.


But I still can't feel like buying a new rack that I'll only use once, pannier bag that I would probably only use once, along with the fact that my touring 700x33...
Forum: Touring
08-01-12, 10:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 757
Posted By IFLUX23

How much should I carry?

I am going for a 2 week touring, but I am planning to go carrying a backpack instead of pannier bags.

The reason is because I just destroyed my rack (it got bent badly on the screw hole) yesterday...
07-28-12, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,412
Posted By IFLUX23

I've got Tektro Oryx (much cheaper and crappier...

I've got Tektro Oryx (much cheaper and crappier than yours) and it stops pretty well...perhaps you may have "good feel" but it could mean you are having pretty low mechanical advantage. It does give...
07-27-12, 12:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,501
Posted By IFLUX23

Well not all people go to race, some people buy...

Well not all people go to race, some people buy top-notch components even though they are never going to race. At least in this level, cycling and owning a bike itself is like a hobby to them. Maybe...
07-27-12, 04:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,501
Posted By IFLUX23

So are you suggesting that unless you use the...

So are you suggesting that unless you use the bike for CX race, it's not a CX bike?
07-23-12, 07:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,501
Posted By IFLUX23

Road bike and Cyclocross bike has a lot of...

Road bike and Cyclocross bike has a lot of difference.


The biggest difference is tire clearance. Most Cyclocross bikes would accept up to 700x40C, sometimes even 42. CX bikes also usually have...
07-20-12, 11:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,814
Posted By IFLUX23

This is a good point. I wanted a CX bike that's...

This is a good point. I wanted a CX bike that's good for racing/touring/commuting with disc brakes. However, since I was going to go for touring this summer and I didn't want to wait another year...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-12, 02:28 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 9,196
Posted By IFLUX23

Well Carbon fibers won't oxidize because they are...

Well Carbon fibers won't oxidize because they are not metal. So unless you crash it or hit it with something, it'll theoretically last forever, unlike aluminum and titanium or Cr-Mo bikes which will...
06-22-12, 03:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,366
Posted By IFLUX23

I think he means that it's bunched up into one...

I think he means that it's bunched up into one paragraph and looks like a pain to read to find your main problem.


Well I thought about the same thing about buying my cyclocross bike. I was...
06-09-12, 09:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,694
Posted By IFLUX23

Well you'll have to find bike frame geometry that...

Well you'll have to find bike frame geometry that is "upright/comfortable".

It might be better if you look for Commuter or Touring bikes instead. Most of those bikes are made for comfort.
If you...
06-05-12, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,207
Posted By IFLUX23

Thank you guys! My handlebar arrived today, so I...

Thank you guys! My handlebar arrived today, so I installed the cross levers and it was the way I wanted it to be.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-12, 03:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 604
Posted By IFLUX23

This. I heard people like Double Tap, some people...

This. I heard people like Double Tap, some people don't. I like Shimano type brifters better because I got used to that one first.
05-25-12, 09:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,512
Posted By IFLUX23

I have 2012 Kona Jake 47cm (small frame). ...

I have 2012 Kona Jake 47cm (small frame).

Tiagra Shifters works pretty nice. Shimano usually passes the upper grade components down when they make new Dura-Ace series. So Tiagra Shifter of now...
05-20-12, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,207
Posted By IFLUX23

I think so too. The bars are saying 400mm x 31.8....

I think so too. The bars are saying 400mm x 31.8. Do you know any road bar that has short buldged area that could accept Tektro RL720? I think the bars are a bit too narrow too. I would accept a road...
05-20-12, 12:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,207
Posted By IFLUX23

Cross lever for Kona Jake?

I have 2012 Kona Jake and I recently bought Tektro RL720 for cross lever.

However, stupid of me, the diameter of the RL720 was 24mm, and I thought it would fit, and while the Oversized handlebar...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-12, 10:15 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 11,160
Posted By IFLUX23

Well I'm usually 19 mph average on my Cyclocross...

Well I'm usually 19 mph average on my Cyclocross bike, not that fast anyway neither. I have very low maximum speed on flat no wind was 33 mph, and I don't ride that much often. And I spent like $1100...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-12, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By IFLUX23

Well according to your suggestion, I would...

Well according to your suggestion, I would interpret that I should go back to the first saddle that came with the bike. That doesn't make sense to me...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-12, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By IFLUX23

I'm a man. Since the saddle that came with the...

I'm a man. Since the saddle that came with the bike had no holes or ditch to give a space for my urethra, I felt a pressure that later became painful.

I appreciate your somewhat rude "help", and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-12, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By IFLUX23

1. It should be. At least when I was using the...

1. It should be. At least when I was using the First Saddle, the only problem was the Urethra.
2. I don't know. I've only started cycling since last autumn. But I do kickboxing, boxing, Grappling,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-12, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By IFLUX23

Saddle Help Thread

I know there are plenty of saddle tip and help threads out there, and yes I have used the search function, but I did not quite get the solution.


Here's the issue. I've tried two saddle thus far....
04-30-12, 02:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,592
Posted By IFLUX23

What cross levers do you guys recommend if I am...

What cross levers do you guys recommend if I am to put one on my CX bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-12, 01:31 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,833
Posted By IFLUX23

Well I think the Thread Starter is really just...

Well I think the Thread Starter is really just wanting a new good road bike. It's more like a hobby than actually having the necessity to buy a better bicycle. Do you guys honestly think you actually...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-12, 09:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,823
Posted By IFLUX23

Buying a very good used bike.

Buying a very good used bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-12, 06:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,936
Posted By IFLUX23

You can shift while braking with Shimano's...

You can shift while braking with Shimano's Brifters too. All you have to do is pull the lever toward the center of the bike. Especially good when you are going downhill and you know there's a uphill...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-12, 10:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,134
Posted By IFLUX23

Hmmm? Mountain, Road, Hybrids look very different...

Hmmm? Mountain, Road, Hybrids look very different to me.

Mountain and Hybrids are probably pretty comfortable. Road bikes are stiff and hard on your butt for it's very thin tire width. For...
03-26-12, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 870
Posted By IFLUX23

Yes (they are the same)

Yes (they are the same)
03-23-12, 01:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,401
Posted By IFLUX23

Well aluminum takes shock better than carbon....

Well aluminum takes shock better than carbon. Aluminum is much "harder" and "stiff" and of course heavier than Carbon frames, but they can take a punch. Let's say "Aluminum lasts longer".

They are...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-12, 05:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,700
Posted By IFLUX23

The guy who sold the bike is an idiot. So you...

The guy who sold the bike is an idiot. So you were in good luck for the seller to be an idiot.


My friend who was going on a national championship race and was expected to win the big race...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-12, 01:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,443
Posted By IFLUX23

Do you know what "strawman argument" is?

Do you know what "strawman argument" is?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-12, 08:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,326
Posted By IFLUX23

This. Cops will come if there is an accident...

This. Cops will come if there is an accident regardless of cost of damages.

Besides, You've got injured + your bike is trashed + you spent dollars on your bike + it's not really your fault =...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-12, 05:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,443
Posted By IFLUX23

It's a f'ing example. Deal with it.

It's a f'ing example. Deal with it.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-12, 01:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,443
Posted By IFLUX23

Modern Paint Design vs Traditional Design

Which do you guys prefer? I was just kinda curious.

Old Fashion:
http://img02.shop-pro.jp/PA01120/640/product/30269233.jpg?20110321233626

Modern:...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-12, 05:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,577
Posted By IFLUX23

Well I guess it's alright if you really want it,...

Well I guess it's alright if you really want it, but Tiagra and Sora won't make much difference except shifters. While you would find Tiagra 4500 groupset cheap right now (because Tiagra got a model...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-12, 10:53 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,712
Posted By IFLUX23

LOL! Faster than Usain Bolt!

LOL! Faster than Usain Bolt!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-12, 09:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,712
Posted By IFLUX23

Well not that I really care if you believe it or...

Well not that I really care if you believe it or not, but it's true though. What happens when a guy attempts committing suicide and the guy jumps in right before the car passes? What should the guy...
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