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Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-15, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 485,489
Posted By MarkThailand

You have no idea how much searching I had to do...

You have no idea how much searching I had to do to find these tires - my primary focus for this bike, the components, and tires was comfort, function, and aesthetics - in this order. I did not just...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-15, 10:35 PM
Replies: 2,079
Views: 484,625
Posted By MarkThailand

Finally, after a 15 month wait on Dave Anderson's...

Finally, after a 15 month wait on Dave Anderson's waiting list, Dave built my frame, fork, and stem from Reynolds 953 stainless steel. The top tube is slightly sloped at 4-degrees and the front...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-15, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 485,489
Posted By MarkThailand

Anderson Custom Bike - Reynolds 953 Stainless Steel Bike

After a 15 month wait on the list, Dave Anderson finally built my custom ACB. After six months of gathering up the rest of the bits, including a custom wheel by Richard Craig of Prowheelbuilder, a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-14, 09:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 19,471
Posted By MarkThailand

I got the regular, stock Helix OS size S for my...

I got the regular, stock Helix OS size S for my standard 5 feet 8 inch height (probably slightly longer torso and arms but shorter legs - my brother is 5 feet 10 inches). I got the size S for both...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-14, 09:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,865
Posted By MarkThailand

In Thailand, the cars drive on the left side of...

In Thailand, the cars drive on the left side of the road, and so do cyclist. So, when passing another cyclist, we say "on your right" - but in Thai of course.

It gets interesting when I go back...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-14, 04:09 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,966
Posted By MarkThailand

Since May, a new 23.5 km dedicated bike loop...

Since May, a new 23.5 km dedicated bike loop around the Suvarnabhumi International Airport was opened to the general cyclist public. It is open every day from 6 AM to 6 PM. The loop requires ID to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-14, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,124
Posted By MarkThailand

Not sure what size you are, but Competitive...

Not sure what size you are, but Competitive Cyclist has the DMT Radial 2 and the DMT Prismas in size 43.5 for $125 and $140, respectively.

Cheers,

Mark
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-14, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,124
Posted By MarkThailand

Depends how wide are your feet. I have...

Depends how wide are your feet.

I have fairly normal feet with a slightly thin forefoot and oval front toe profile - I normally wear 8.5 to 9 medium US or 42 European for leather work shoes and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-14, 09:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,225
Posted By MarkThailand

I currently live in Bangkok, Thailand. I...

I currently live in Bangkok, Thailand.

I have bought bike frames made in Tennessee, Massachusetts, and Minnesota.

I bought the frame made in Tennessee in Bangkok, Thailand. But, the rest of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-14, 11:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,433
Posted By MarkThailand

The temperature was 80 F when I started my ride...

The temperature was 80 F when I started my ride at 7 am and was at 95 F at 1030 am with 60% humidity when I finished my 60 mile ride yesterday, with almost no elevation gain but again 15 mph SSW...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-13, 10:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 995
Posted By MarkThailand

:thumb: Hats off to James D. and the Lynskey...

:thumb:

Hats off to James D. and the Lynskey team. Paying it forward.

Mark
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-13, 04:40 AM
Replies: 2,945
Views: 823,992
Posted By MarkThailand

Selle Anatomica saddles are all on sale at $99! ...

Selle Anatomica saddles are all on sale at $99!

http://store.selleanatomica.com

Cheers.

Mark
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-13, 08:01 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 9,410
Posted By MarkThailand

I think Lynskey does care about their LBS dealer...

I think Lynskey does care about their LBS dealer network and probably is taking care of them. However, I sure that their LBS dealer network does not have the penetration that Trek, Specialized,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-13, 08:38 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 9,410
Posted By MarkThailand

Since we are digressing onto a more positive...

Since we are digressing onto a more positive note, in college, my senior thesis was on the bag cells of the aplysia californica - the California sea slug.

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This thing had purple goo...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-13, 10:35 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 9,410
Posted By MarkThailand

Now I feel guilty for looking at a six-figure...

Now I feel guilty for looking at a six-figure watch.

He he he - yep, $5000, that is how much I spent on all of my bikes - he he he.

Another thread gone personal. That's right, this is the 41. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-13, 07:27 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 9,410
Posted By MarkThailand

As an owner of 2 (3) Lynskeys, I certainly...

As an owner of 2 (3) Lynskeys, I certainly understand the joy of riding a Lynskey. If this offer allows more people to responsibly ride and enjoy more Lynskeys, then it is a good thing. As an owner...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-13, 11:43 PM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 865,544
Posted By MarkThailand

spectastic - I would like to put all the blame on...

spectastic - I would like to put all the blame on the van but the truth of the matter is that I should have been more proactive and rode more defensively. I should have assumed that the van would...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-13, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 865,544
Posted By MarkThailand

JonnyHK, Yep - those are custom-built...

JonnyHK,

Yep - those are custom-built Prowheelbuilder.com wheels, hand built by Richard, and were dead on true after over 10 km up until the crash.

Mark
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-13, 01:27 AM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 865,544
Posted By MarkThailand

Hi Burnette, My frame is a Size S. I am...

Hi Burnette,

My frame is a Size S. I am 5'8" or about 171 cm and, according to Lynskey's website sizer, I should have chosen an M. But, my LBS recommended a size S based on my leg length and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-13, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 865,544
Posted By MarkThailand

Kudos goes to Lynskey. 336320 I had my...

Kudos goes to Lynskey.

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I had my structural engineer look at my bicycle and he remarked that there were two factors that prevented my injuries from being serious.

Firstly, the straight...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-13, 10:46 PM
Replies: 20,185
Views: 4,497,873
Posted By MarkThailand

I suppose this would be my latest purchase. ...

I suppose this would be my latest purchase.

Last month, I crashed into a van - I was riding at over 35 kmh (22 mph) when I applied both front and rear brakes and could only slow down to 25 kmh...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-13, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 865,544
Posted By MarkThailand

Last month, I crashed into a van - I was riding...

Last month, I crashed into a van - I was riding at over 35 kmh (22 mph) when I applied both front and rear brakes and could only slow down to 25 kmh before crashing. It was a straight T collision...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-13, 08:44 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,585
Posted By MarkThailand

I have two wheelsets that are 10-speed only and...

I have two wheelsets that are 10-speed only and the SRAM Red drivetrains on the Lynskeys have less than 10k km on them.

I wanted to try DI2 on my Parlee so I got two more 10/11-speed compatible...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-13, 08:05 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,548
Posted By MarkThailand

Congratulations. Good karma and all the good...

Congratulations. Good karma and all the good that you have paid forward must have helped.

Mark.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-13, 01:13 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,507
Posted By MarkThailand

For my bike frames, I paid the listed price and...

For my bike frames, I paid the listed price and whatever discount they offered without my asking.

For my components, I try to buy everything from my LBS that will be installing the components and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-13, 04:57 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,095,267
Posted By MarkThailand

Hottest - so hot that I think that the Hot or Not...

Hottest - so hot that I think that the Hot or Not rules need not apply. Not forgetting the trees for the forest all that.
Please tell us more about this Pegoretti.

Mark
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-13, 11:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,339
Posted By MarkThailand

I have both - actually two shaped-tube titanium...

I have both - actually two shaped-tube titanium bikes and a custom, lugged ENVE-tubed carbon bike.

I have ridden straight tube and butted titanium bikes as well but prefer the Lynskey shaped-tube...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-13, 11:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By MarkThailand

Last week - Saturday July 6 - I had a bad crash...

Last week - Saturday July 6 - I had a bad crash when a van decided to cut in front of me into the bike lane and I could not stop. I was riding at over 20 mph. It was a straight-on rear end...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-13, 11:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,437
Posted By MarkThailand

Not quite the same, but I have the new SRAM Red...

Not quite the same, but I have the new SRAM Red on one bike, a hybrid new SRAM Red on another, and the 9070 DA DI2 on yet another bike ....

The new SRAM Red is awesome and shifting is very...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-13, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2,945
Views: 823,992
Posted By MarkThailand

Probikekit has a 15% off coupon for purchases...

Probikekit has a 15% off coupon for purchases above 100 plus free shipping to the US. Or, they also have a 3 Shimano items for the price of 2 sale as well.

Mark
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-13, 07:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 763
Posted By MarkThailand

Saturday - 106 km in 3 hr 55 min at my usual...

Saturday - 106 km in 3 hr 55 min at my usual training loop at Souvarnabhumi airport. Got a parking ticket when I got back - went to the local police station to pay the fine and go the mobile phone...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-13, 02:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,445
Posted By MarkThailand

The above paint scheme is exactly what I wanted. ...

The above paint scheme is exactly what I wanted.

Last year, I asked about getting the C59 in PR82 - my sole distributor LBS in Thailand said that Colnago does not do custom paint jobs. Anyway,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-13, 07:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,445
Posted By MarkThailand

I am still waiting for the PR82 color scheme. ...

I am still waiting for the PR82 color scheme.

Mark
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-13, 10:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 847
Posted By MarkThailand

I signed up for my first organized group ride...

I signed up for my first organized group ride this weekend in Nakhonnayok province with a LBS - Bike Specials - who held an open, all clubs, all brands, all other LBS welcomed.

Saturday - In...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-13, 07:12 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,045
Posted By MarkThailand

Let's see. Chemically, the white polystyrene...

Let's see. Chemically, the white polystyrene foam underneath the shell will last forever, which is why it such an environmental nightmare. But, the polycarbonate shell to which the polystyrene foam...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-13, 11:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 845
Posted By MarkThailand

Saddle characteristics.

I am thinking about getting a new saddle for my bike and have been reading lots and lots of reviews - unfortunately, I live in Thailand where there is no return policy so I can not go out and demo...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-13, 08:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,188
Posted By MarkThailand

Thinking about it some more while riding over the...

Thinking about it some more while riding over the weekend, I would get the following:
1) A decent cycle computer with heart rate monitor,
2) A wheel-based or crank-based power meter,
3) Then,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-13, 06:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,824
Posted By MarkThailand

If are in type 1 or 3 (fallen) and are a...

If are in type 1 or 3 (fallen) and are a masochist, try switching to Speedplays so you can repeat the falling experience.

I fell for a couple of times after switching to clipless, then a couple...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-13, 05:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 685
Posted By MarkThailand

Saturday - I rode 100 km at my usual cycling loop...

Saturday - I rode 100 km at my usual cycling loop at Souvarnabhumi airport. The weather was quite cool since there were storm clouds overhead for the entire ride. It was a relatively cool at 80 F...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-13, 03:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,188
Posted By MarkThailand

When I first rode, a new gruppo. After...

When I first rode, a new gruppo.

After having ridden a while, new wheels.

Now, neither...

...or a new material bike - Titanium, Carbon, Steel

Mark
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-13, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 809
Posted By MarkThailand

Assuming all the other geometry dimensions are...

Assuming all the other geometry dimensions are the same, then yes - I think they should be equivalent.

However, the two bikes will not quite be identical if you have an oversized head tube that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-13, 06:20 AM
Replies: 969
Views: 32,852
Posted By MarkThailand

Sure - that system was called Socialism and...

Sure - that system was called Socialism and Communism, and it died a long, drawn out death in the Eastern bloc countries.

But, wait... aren't we instituting that system in the U S of A now...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-13, 11:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,227
Posted By MarkThailand

When I first started riding, I rode a cheaper...

When I first started riding, I rode a cheaper bike that came with an alloy bar.

Eventually, I decided to upgrade to a carbon bar and tried several. Along the way, I found that the shape of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-13, 07:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,675
Posted By MarkThailand

I have to admit that I got the Cannondale SISL on...

I have to admit that I got the Cannondale SISL on my Helix OS for looks. After riding it for almost two years, I really fell in love with the no nonsense stiffness and lightness and the complete...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-13, 05:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,736
Posted By MarkThailand

Check out Sheldon Brown's gear calculator. ...

Check out Sheldon Brown's gear calculator.

It depends what your average cadence and median speed is.

I got a 50/34 crank and 11/23 10-speed on one bike and like this gearing for flat roads. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-13, 03:28 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,884
Posted By MarkThailand

You should try Nuun Kona Kola tablets - 8...

You should try Nuun Kona Kola tablets - 8 calories, a good helping of salts, and tastes exactly like flat coke and has the calories to match. However, my limit is 4 tablets per morning ride - I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-13, 12:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,018
Posted By MarkThailand

I really need to get into shape and ride...

I really need to get into shape and ride regularly. Since my April US skiing trip, I have not been able to maintain a consistent 200 km weekend ride regimen. I got to ride only 4 days in May and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-13, 08:17 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 10,149
Posted By MarkThailand

If they look like they can afford it, ride a...

If they look like they can afford it, ride a similar bike, I tell the list price but also the name of the place that I bought it and tell them they can get a good deal.

if they look like they can...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-13, 12:56 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,884
Posted By MarkThailand

+1 Did you know that coconut juice - the...

+1

Did you know that coconut juice - the clear liquid in the coconut shell - has so many undefined nutrients and female hormone-like compounds.

The coconut milk, extracted or squeezed from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-13, 10:57 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,095,267
Posted By MarkThailand

It is scary how something almost as old as I am...

It is scary how something almost as old as I am can be this hot!

Mark
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