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Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-10, 05:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,526
Posted By m4ximusprim3

You should still be cynical. 99% of the time it...

You should still be cynical. 99% of the time it would be a 15 year old in his mom's basement with the vaseline in his other hand.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-10, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,836
Posted By m4ximusprim3

35 randos won't fit mine, but 25 vittorias will. ...

35 randos won't fit mine, but 25 vittorias will. Never tried 27's, but the 35's were actually pretty close and those are some chunky ass tires, so I think you'd be ok.

Best thing to do is just...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-10, 04:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,034
Posted By m4ximusprim3

Wear em till they break, and then buy more. Let...

Wear em till they break, and then buy more. Let the fashionistas worry about colors.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-10, 04:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,526
Posted By m4ximusprim3

Well written story Andy! If spyker ever offers...

Well written story Andy! If spyker ever offers you some of those crazy custom wheels, feel free to forward them on :)
Forum: Commuting
07-07-10, 03:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,565
Posted By m4ximusprim3

I do occasionally (when I'm bored and I want to...

I do occasionally (when I'm bored and I want to hammer). I use a sprint evo with cardioTrainer.
04-19-10, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,873
Posted By m4ximusprim3

how heavy is your husband? If you don't mind me...

how heavy is your husband? If you don't mind me asking.
04-16-10, 09:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,749
Posted By m4ximusprim3

KHS for me!

KHS for me!
04-14-10, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,171
Posted By m4ximusprim3

*sigh* I kinda knew that was coming. Can LBS's...

*sigh* I kinda knew that was coming. Can LBS's order individual parts from Cane Creek, or am I going to have to buy a new race?
04-14-10, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,171
Posted By m4ximusprim3

Cracked Crown Race seal/ring thing

Hi guys, quick question. I was cleaning my mountain bike the other day and noticed that the plastic crown race seal (CC Tank-2 headset) is cracked, and several little chips are actually gone...
04-13-10, 02:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,352
Posted By m4ximusprim3

G-Boxx 2: Now only 15 lbs, but with the...

G-Boxx 2: Now only 15 lbs, but with the brick-like aesthetics that made G-Boxx 1 such a huge hit.
04-13-10, 12:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 862
Posted By m4ximusprim3

I totally had this same problem before I realized...

I totally had this same problem before I realized that the handlebars go in front. Then I turned my seat around and everything worked.
04-13-10, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By m4ximusprim3

Maybe you should stop pedaling backwards? wtf?...

Maybe you should stop pedaling backwards? wtf? How are your feet anywhere near the chainstays on the downstroke?
04-13-10, 09:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,352
Posted By m4ximusprim3

It's a decent idea, but the problem is that front...

It's a decent idea, but the problem is that front shifting and rear shifting are still very different animals- even though DI2 is better than anything else on the market, front shifting under power...
04-10-10, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By m4ximusprim3

just a quick follow up in case anyone else...

just a quick follow up in case anyone else searches this thread- JoeJack was right, it was loose. SI headsets seem to require a buttload of preload to function properly- enough to make me extremely...
04-08-10, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By m4ximusprim3

it's not a 29er thing in general- i have bb7's on...

it's not a 29er thing in general- i have bb7's on mine and you could endo in a hurry if you grabbed too much front. Something specific to your brake/wheelset combo.
04-08-10, 12:39 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 75,347
Posted By m4ximusprim3

most likely dead. holy **** this is an old thread

most likely dead. holy **** this is an old thread
04-08-10, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 472
Posted By m4ximusprim3

Poploc vs Poplock Adjust- compatible?

I just got an '06 or '07 reba team 29er w/ poploc off craigslist, but it didn't come with the poploc remote. In looking, it seems like the original "just a button" model has been supplanted by the...
04-07-10, 11:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By m4ximusprim3

no abuse or accidents that I can remember- it's...

no abuse or accidents that I can remember- it's just sorta gradually happened. I'll try tightening it to the point of binding and then back off a little and see if that does it. Thanks for the help!
04-07-10, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By m4ximusprim3

Caad9- SI Headset loose at bottom

Hi guys, quick question:

On my Caad9 (2010), which has an IS headset, there is a small amount of play at the bottom of the headset during front braking. It's not much, and there is no play at the...
04-03-10, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By m4ximusprim3

thanks guys!

thanks guys!
04-03-10, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By m4ximusprim3

Older SRAM RD Compatibility

Hi Guys,

I'm scrounging parts to make my SS into a 1x9 for a trip to St George, and I was bequeathed an almost new SRAM 9.0 RD. I was also given (by a different person) an LX 9 speed cassette....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-10, 01:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,179
Posted By m4ximusprim3

Q: I'm starting to train for racing. Should I buy...

Q: I'm starting to train for racing. Should I buy a quarq or SRM or Powertap?

A: Yes. You should buy all of them and then average the output for the most accurate results. It also helps if you...
03-31-10, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By m4ximusprim3

HA! Sometimes the truth can be a harsh mistress. ...

HA! Sometimes the truth can be a harsh mistress.

As far as the fork goes, she's borderline. I'd have her ride it and see if she complains (specifically about the fork- she'll always complain about...
03-30-10, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,954
Posted By m4ximusprim3

Most newer suspension forks (like that dart) are...

Most newer suspension forks (like that dart) are disc brake only- not sure what you've got on there, but I'm betting it's V-brakes. You'll want to look for V-brake compatible forks, as I'm betting...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-10, 12:21 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,602
Posted By m4ximusprim3

26 y/o, 65miles/week (commuting only, closer to...

26 y/o, 65miles/week (commuting only, closer to 150/wk in total biking).
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-10, 03:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,963
Posted By m4ximusprim3

I like the fact that the settings go from "soft"...

I like the fact that the settings go from "soft" to "optimal". They obviously brainstormed quite a while to find an acceptable synonym for "f'ing painful weed wacker".
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-10, 02:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,963
Posted By m4ximusprim3

and the fact that we continue, despite the...

and the fact that we continue, despite the monthly articles on how it causes impotence.
Forum: Commuting
03-24-10, 01:03 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,314
Posted By m4ximusprim3

The minute one of them touched my bars, I'd punch...

The minute one of them touched my bars, I'd punch him in the face. messing around is one thing, touching my bike is another.

I do like the air horn idea- you'd have to let them get close enough to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-10, 12:25 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,081
Posted By m4ximusprim3

It never bothers me when someone grabs my wheel....

It never bothers me when someone grabs my wheel. The only time I get a little concerned is on PCH when a "triathlete" (read, weekend clyde with aero bars) does it, because 90% of them just bought...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-10, 10:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,963
Posted By m4ximusprim3

Is that the BravoTV test pattern?

Is that the BravoTV test pattern?
03-23-10, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,379
Posted By m4ximusprim3

Ok, so I tried it, and it's pretty much what was...

Ok, so I tried it, and it's pretty much what was expected- noticeably better traction, offset by really sketch braking performance. The rear tire goes from zero to skid in no time flat, which was...
03-23-10, 02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,379
Posted By m4ximusprim3

I'm gonna give it a quick after-work try today,...

I'm gonna give it a quick after-work try today, and will report back. Most likely it's not gonna be favorable, but I've got the time to spare, so why not?

As far as the raptor goes, I've got a...
03-23-10, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,379
Posted By m4ximusprim3

sounds like it's not super promising. I do have a...

sounds like it's not super promising. I do have a lot of time on my hands, however, so I may try it anyway just for the yuks. But I won't say you didn't warn me :)

And SF, I'll keep some funyons...
03-22-10, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,379
Posted By m4ximusprim3

that was what I could come up with too- and for...

that was what I could come up with too- and for my application (lots of steep climbing and rocky descending), that is an attractive tradeoff for me. I think I'm gonna do it.



Mostly to get...
03-22-10, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,379
Posted By m4ximusprim3

Running Nevegal's Backwards

Has anyone run their rear Nevegal backwards, so the square side (not the ramped side) of the center tread is in contact first? If so, how did it work out?


PS: I was zoning out in the back of my...
03-19-10, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,344
Posted By m4ximusprim3

one ride and we're throwing in the towel? At...

one ride and we're throwing in the towel? At least give it a couple before we just give in!

As far as converting, things to buy: Shifter, RD, cassette, and cables. Easy!
03-19-10, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 554
Posted By m4ximusprim3

It will get you from point A to point B, no...

It will get you from point A to point B, no problem. It will probably have problems shifting under heavy power (IE, if you're climbing a hill and really pushing hard on the pedals, the shifters...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-10, 04:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,583
Posted By m4ximusprim3

I would like a rack, but i have a steamroller, so...

I would like a rack, but i have a steamroller, so no mounts :(

I'm thinking of buying a KHS flite frame and switching all my components over so I can switch to rack/pannier before summer hits.
03-18-10, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 761
Posted By m4ximusprim3

or a sock puppet

or a sock puppet
03-18-10, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 761
Posted By m4ximusprim3

I ordered one. It's less than $10 shipped! I may...

I ordered one. It's less than $10 shipped! I may just try to use it as a cheap singleator and see how long it takes to make it into a pretzel.
03-18-10, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 761
Posted By m4ximusprim3

Watch out XX, you've got competition

Anyone tried to use one of these?

http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/69/82/38/40/0069823840190_215X215.jpg ...
03-18-10, 11:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,118
Posted By m4ximusprim3

My main goal is to get strong enough on my single...

My main goal is to get strong enough on my single speed to not embarrass myself on a buddies trip we're making to St George, UT this year.


Oh, and to buy less stuff. That one's not going so well.
03-18-10, 11:52 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,411
Posted By m4ximusprim3

I'm with you - I'd rather have a $400 bike now...

I'm with you - I'd rather have a $400 bike now than a $1,000 bike in a year :)

Bike's are like girlfriends - use it till it's worn out and then get a new one!
03-18-10, 09:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,299
Posted By m4ximusprim3

I think he was sleeping something off - he just...

I think he was sleeping something off - he just kinda yelled incoherently at us. We took off pretty quick.
03-17-10, 01:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,299
Posted By m4ximusprim3

This made me remember the time my buddy and I...

This made me remember the time my buddy and I were riding in Oak Park in Oceanside. He ran over what he thought was a pile of trash and it turned out to be a bum sleeping under a pile of trash....
03-16-10, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By m4ximusprim3

well, it has wheels, so that's good. I...

well, it has wheels, so that's good.

I definitely think you could get a better spec'd bike for almost $800 though. I don't know what's available in the UK, but in the US I'd go for a rockhopper...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-10, 04:56 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,458
Posted By m4ximusprim3

I've been running white S4.0's for about a month...

I've been running white S4.0's for about a month now, with no complaints. Solid, mid weight aero wheels. Nothing spectacular, but they're strong and look good. Well worth the price.

As far as the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-10, 04:53 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,570
Posted By m4ximusprim3

I usually commute on my fixie, and my commute has...

I usually commute on my fixie, and my commute has a fair amount of hills so I only run 68 GI. I usually try to track down roadies who are coasting at like 20mph and try to hang with them, just to...
03-11-10, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 679
Posted By m4ximusprim3

most components are universal- pretty much the...

most components are universal- pretty much the only things that are 29er specific are the frame, fork, and wheels. Disc/vbrakes, drivetrain, etc can all be swapped around AFAIK. Gearing will be...
03-10-10, 04:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 679
Posted By m4ximusprim3

Fair enough. I'd take issue with calling it...

Fair enough. I'd take issue with calling it fallacious though- it's factually correct on all counts (my motivation, durability, and simplicity). Extraneous, definitely :)

And I'm sure he's an...
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