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11-01-17, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By bananabacon

Hoping his works These would be the tires in...

Hoping his works
These would be the tires in question
10-31-17, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By bananabacon

Fart!

Fart!
10-31-17, 02:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,673
Posted By bananabacon

2018 CAAD12 BBQ They nailed it I bought...

2018 CAAD12 BBQ

They nailed it
I bought a 2015 CAAD10 BBQ and to this day really don't dig the color to much. It was one of a handful left in my area as the CAAD12's were prepared for their...
10-31-17, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By bananabacon

Schwalbe tire generations, differences and tech.

Have a chance to pick up a nice set of tire but they are Schwalbe

Price is on point but noticed that the logos are off.
With the pro one there is the number one physically stamped on the side...
10-20-17, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By bananabacon

Novice too But from my understanding front...

Novice too

But from my understanding front derailleur can be anything you prefer

It isn't intricate like a rear cassette we're gear ratios between campagnolo, sram or Shimano makes a...
10-20-17, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,565
Posted By bananabacon

Difference between SRAM Red 10 speed to 11 speed?

All the way to 2012 to heck let's argue a 2017-2018 set

What could one be missing out on?

200 grams of a weight difference is negligible to one
11 speeds is sometimes unnecessary (live in all...
09-25-17, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,030
Posted By bananabacon

For what's worth A standardized simple...

For what's worth
A standardized simple straight forward level can't be more then $12 and might save you $100 in a re fit.

Sarcasm aside. I'm not sure if it's the new IPhone 11 million or the...
09-25-17, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By bananabacon

So using a clincher/tubeless in the back with a...

So using a clincher/tubeless in the back with a Tubular rim up front I'd no different then those mismatches you'll see with two clinchers?

Will a Tubular tire sit lower on its rim?
In...
09-23-17, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By bananabacon

I would be all over it White on rice if I could...

I would be all over it White on rice if I could afford it.
Budget sparing if I make the move and it's disastrous... there's gonna be a real nice rim for sale :)

Heck if it wasn't for budget I'd...
09-23-17, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By bananabacon

Using Two different road cycling wheels

Wasn't sure to post this in mechanics discussion or wherever. General discussion seemed safe.

What are some things that a person may have to lookout for with a mis match wheelset?

Currently...
09-15-17, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,094
Posted By bananabacon

nah sadly this time around I won't be doing any...

nah sadly this time around I won't be doing any replacement myself. Infact it just got replaced all of about three weeks ago. The old stock FSA Gossamer crankset with the stock bearing kit was...
09-14-17, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,094
Posted By bananabacon

Edited

Edited
09-14-17, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,094
Posted By bananabacon

BB30 bearing breakdown

Hey all
Suspect: 2015 CAAD10 BBQ 56CM
Might be worth noting that on the non drive side crank arm. You can see just a little bit of the the bottom bracket spindle. just a little bit on the non...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-15, 03:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,701
Posted By bananabacon

I mean me and my friend hit 60MPH the other day...

I mean me and my friend hit 60MPH the other day on the way to Starbucks. I don't see what the big deal is.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-15, 09:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 958
Posted By bananabacon

This is true I am using the word very loosely. I...

This is true I am using the word very loosely. I guess you can say it is a metaphysical investment??...

What I'm really getting at is comparing the two frames.

What there is, is a 2015 CAAD...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-15, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 958
Posted By bananabacon

There is a crack being covered up by the cable...

There is a crack being covered up by the cable tape on the headtube where the downtube meets the welding. I was watching this frame on my smart phone so I did not get that much definition of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-15, 09:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 958
Posted By bananabacon

Thanks for your help The paint is what draws me...

Thanks for your help
The paint is what draws me to this particular frame. But if its worn that doesn't warrant something that I'd get over with in a months time.

To others
This is the going rate...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-15, 03:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 958
Posted By bananabacon

But what if its fatigued?

Like the title of the thread.
It shows some battle scars and the previous owner definitely knew what he had and used it very well. Problem is. I will know what I have. And will drive the bike into...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-15, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,145
Posted By bananabacon

To beat a dead horse You match the rear so...

To beat a dead horse

You match the rear so the chain has enough room to jump back and forth between gears. Think of it this way and I know that you may not have known. The spacing between all...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-15, 05:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 789
Posted By bananabacon

30 Bananas a Day The guy is a screaming...

30 Bananas a Day

The guy is a screaming vegan so be careful. But if you can look past his extremist reasons as to why you should go vegan; Its short, sweet and too the point. 30 Bananas a Day on...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-15, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,025
Posted By bananabacon

Another Klein Quantum Vs thread. But really its awesome but for the money?...

So again I'm locked on a Quantum road frame to build up. But the good ones fetch a solid chunk of change. Here is a good one.

A 2015 Caad 10 Frameset can be had for $500-600.
The Klein Quantum...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-15, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,846
Posted By bananabacon

Mavic Open Pro Wheelset with either 105 or...

Mavic Open Pro Wheelset with either 105 or Ultegra hubs on Ebay for $270-360
A Shimano 105 groupo on Probikekit is like $300 and change.
That is bike money. But your basically revitalizing the...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-15, 12:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,277
Posted By bananabacon

Its a lot easier for me to slug out some gears...

Its a lot easier for me to slug out some gears but that's because of how I road in my teen years. Spinning is a mystery to me and no doubt works your agility. It took me a week or so to really gear...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-15, 02:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,277
Posted By bananabacon

Thanks for the video that definitely cleared some...

Thanks for the video that definitely cleared some things up. So the 42t in the rear was originally for mountain bike use. Wobbly chains are a real problem. There are alternate teeth patterns for...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-15, 01:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,967
Posted By bananabacon

Yeah that's a tough call. You do this and you may...

Yeah that's a tough call. You do this and you may take the small bit of joy that the homeless man has (remember what the OP is saying about his status in life and his ability to enjoy what has been...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-15, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,277
Posted By bananabacon

50x10-42? which means a 50 tooth ring...

50x10-42?

which means a 50 tooth ring upfront with a cluster with a range of 10t to 42t in the rear? sorry to be that guy. Lost on what your trying to say here.
Forum: Commuting
11-22-15, 01:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,277
Posted By bananabacon

44/12 = 3.6 53/10 = 5.3 That's a big...

44/12 = 3.6
53/10 = 5.3

That's a big difference. Never mind the leg muscle needed to lug that speed. I did not factor revolutions though. Do like how someone explained cadence is important....
Forum: Commuting
11-21-15, 04:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,277
Posted By bananabacon

So be it. I'm all good with that. I suppose...

So be it. I'm all good with that.

I suppose I could do the original method and purchase a million rings and keep switching them out back and forth until kingdom come. Heck I'll get a composition...
Forum: Commuting
11-21-15, 01:20 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,958
Posted By bananabacon

Unless its going to rust out and breakdown too...

Unless its going to rust out and breakdown too quickly in the rain then I don't get the beef.

I see guys on Cervelos that can barely handle the road all the time.
I've been too downtown Boston...
Forum: Commuting
11-21-15, 01:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,277
Posted By bananabacon

*Wonders if he just described what everyone wants...

*Wonders if he just described what everyone wants in a cluster*
Forum: Commuting
11-21-15, 12:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,277
Posted By bananabacon

Finding that right gear ratio

Ill just get to it.

will be riding a singlespeed up front with about 42-44 teeth due to the 144BCD. I prefer 144BCD as I've heard that this offers the more stiff and ridged foundation for...
11-20-15, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,133
Posted By bananabacon

Thanks for the correction.

Thanks for the correction.
11-20-15, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,133
Posted By bananabacon

I totally forgot about chains!! thanks for the...

I totally forgot about chains!! thanks for the reminder everyone.
I'm still trying to build my legs up to single speed use. Hence why I'd prefer to stick with a cluster in the back for now. Live an...
11-20-15, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 385,797
Posted By bananabacon

^^^Now that is a City Slicker!^^^ We'll call...

^^^Now that is a City Slicker!^^^
We'll call you Black Thunder.
No wait. Black Rain.
Black Death
Dark Black
Death Black
Black Wing
Black Black

No but really nice bike.
11-20-15, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,133
Posted By bananabacon

NJS Dromo Crankset VS. Sugino Messenger

For a possible singlespeed crank up front with a 9 speed cluster in the rear I am attempting to build; The wheelset will be used Mavic Open Pros with Ultegra hubs. The fork will be a Ritchey Comp...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-15, 11:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,175
Posted By bananabacon

Sure. If that's what you think of it go ahead....

Sure. If that's what you think of it go ahead. Sorry dude but I know my body. I may have years to go before reaching a "professional" level of riding but atleast I know how to use my energy when I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-15, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,250
Posted By bananabacon

I'd like a Klein because many have attested to...

I'd like a Klein because many have attested to the stiffness and ride quality. While the Hardtail mountain bikes apparently track straight lines through the tough terrain. I can only assume that they...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-15, 02:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,175
Posted By bananabacon

Only several times in my young life have I felt...

Only several times in my young life have I felt the "tunnel" as you call it. Except the nickname I give it is different. I call it the "other dimension" "Beast mode" "demon jacked" whatever you want....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-15, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,250
Posted By bananabacon

Yes Each frame or bike for that matter has the...

Yes
Each frame or bike for that matter has the bottom bracket removed. There are methods to install more up to date bottom brackets.
One that I'm looking at has a Campagnolo C record installed...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-15, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,250
Posted By bananabacon

This is a 57cm to 58cm I have yet to contact the...

This is a 57cm to 58cm I have yet to contact the seller due to the fact that when and if I do I want to come across as a committed buyer and not a tire kicker.

The Allez Epic was a 56cm. I had...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-15, 12:55 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,500
Posted By bananabacon

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Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-15, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,250
Posted By bananabacon

early 90's Klein Quantum W/ 1 inch Steerer? Yay or Nay?

Still looking for a replacement frame since I got into a car accident with my Specialized Allez Epic. Apart from stating the obvious many Bike Mechanics including local frame builders that I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-15, 11:20 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,318
Posted By bananabacon

I remember when a Co-worker told me once ...

I remember when a Co-worker told me once

"Just leave your bike locked up outside man! So what if it rains its not going to ruin the bike"

I just looked at him and turned away. as I walked away...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-15, 11:12 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,135
Posted By bananabacon

Those brand new Hubs or NOS? They look classic in...

Those brand new Hubs or NOS? They look classic in all silver. You wouldn't happen to have the weight as well?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-15, 11:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,160
Posted By bananabacon

Differnce between a 2001 Klein Quantum, Quantum II, Quantum Race

I have been doing some basic insight readings for Klein bikes as well, why not!?!

The Quantum bike series is of serious interest with it being a road bike and all. I do have some questions that...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-15, 03:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,389
Posted By bananabacon

For the most part I've noticed that one major...

For the most part I've noticed that one major difference between beginner bikes and entry level bikes are the components. The Defy 5 may not have to many differences then a Defy 3....

The Left...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-15, 01:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,753
Posted By bananabacon

Will I'd like to pursue a personal build. But the...

Will I'd like to pursue a personal build. But the value of purchasing a Titanium frame vs buying a full Ti bike is greatly different then any other material. For example you can camp Pinkbike and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-15, 02:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,753
Posted By bananabacon

Entry Level Titanium Frames

Is there such a thing? All I see are frames that are going for one million dollars. or more like $1,300+ But still. Are there any frame builders out there that offer decent titanium frames for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-15, 11:13 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,460
Posted By bananabacon

This thread gets me every time. The idea that we...

This thread gets me every time. The idea that we are all more concerned about the bike before the little girl has me gripping my sides each time. Sorry needed to let that out.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-15, 11:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,016
Posted By bananabacon

A Klein Touring bike such as a Stage Race Or a...

A Klein Touring bike such as a Stage Race
Or a Lemond Zurich

The Stage Race will offer a more "vintage" appeal while providing a high quality ride with budget in mind
a 2005 Lemond Zurich can be...
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