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Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-12, 07:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,487
Posted By knucklesandwich

32,000 Freds would suffice to keep me away.

32,000 Freds would suffice to keep me away.
03-23-12, 09:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,451
Posted By knucklesandwich

Cx is only recently becoming a primary race spot...

Cx is only recently becoming a primary race spot for a lot of guys, as opposed to being what you do in the offseason from road or mtb. That, plus the fact that it lends itself to having a pit bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-12, 09:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,452
Posted By knucklesandwich

I would up the little ring to a 38 or 39 while...

I would up the little ring to a 38 or 39 while you're at it.
A 34 in Chicago is pointless unles you're on the lake running against a 30mph headwind.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-11, 08:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,556
Posted By knucklesandwich

Ultegra hubs HED C2 rims

Ultegra hubs
HED C2 rims
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-11, 11:00 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 10,260
Posted By knucklesandwich

Pegoretti and a Hampsten Ti with couplers for...

Pegoretti and a Hampsten Ti with couplers for traveling.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-11, 03:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,233
Posted By knucklesandwich

I don't think anyone is saying that there isn't...

I don't think anyone is saying that there isn't passable riding in Chicago, but the guy is asking if it can hold a candle to what he has available to him right now, and the answer as far as out the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-11, 06:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,595
Posted By knucklesandwich

If it's the Rival model and you're gonna be in DC...

If it's the Rival model and you're gonna be in DC anytime soon, I'll trade you my 2010 CAAD9 for it. The top tube is a good bit narrower.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-11, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2,833
Views: 610,756
Posted By knucklesandwich

Are you the guy who rebuilds Cannondales in the...

Are you the guy who rebuilds Cannondales in the DC area? I remember being tempted by the gold one.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-11, 04:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,406
Posted By knucklesandwich

I walked up this street one time. It is short,...

I walked up this street one time. It is short, but crazy. One of the residents was this little old lady sweeping her walk- it was a miracle she didn't fall off the hillside.


From Wiki:
"In...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-10, 10:00 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 9,245
Posted By knucklesandwich

!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah
12-06-10, 03:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,615
Posted By knucklesandwich

2 wheelsets: 20T freewheel for cross, and 16T for...

2 wheelsets: 20T freewheel for cross, and 16T for commuting.
Same chainring for both: 42T.

I could probably go to a 44T front for both types of riding, but I don’t mind spinning a bit.
12-05-10, 02:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,615
Posted By knucklesandwich

I ran SS this year because my cross bike and my...

I ran SS this year because my cross bike and my commuter are one and the same, and I only need one gear to get to work. Since I race 10x a year and ride to work about 200, the commuter needs win...
11-21-10, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,937
Posted By knucklesandwich

I've had more issues with GXP based cranks that I...

I've had more issues with GXP based cranks that I care to admit.
I'd recommend switching to a Shimano 105 and Ultegra BB. Can be found cheap-ish and in my opinion is way more durable.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-10, 08:58 PM
Replies: 27,021
Views: 17,232,667
Posted By knucklesandwich

I for one am interested in hearing your...

I for one am interested in hearing your experience in riding fixed with a chain tensioner.
11-01-10, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,584
Posted By knucklesandwich

Kona or Ridley frameset White Industries ENO...

Kona or Ridley frameset
White Industries ENO hub
Any other parts you fancy.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-10, 08:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,465
Posted By knucklesandwich

I rode cross bikes on the road for 4 years before...

I rode cross bikes on the road for 4 years before I got a road bike (CAAD9, natch), and I was fine. However, having ridden a road bike now, I would not want to go back to a cx bike for all my...
09-23-10, 06:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,087
Posted By knucklesandwich

Any opinions on SS gearing for Ed Sander with the...

Any opinions on SS gearing for Ed Sander with the expected conditions, vis a vis the Charm City course? I raced 42x20 last week and was fine, maybe a tad undergeared. I did Ed Sander last year but...
09-16-10, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By knucklesandwich

TRP makes them too. Pricey but they do the...

TRP makes them too.
Pricey but they do the trick.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-10, 03:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,377
Posted By knucklesandwich

I bought my '10 9-5 right off a shop floor, for...

I bought my '10 9-5 right off a shop floor, for 40% off retail.
That was in February though.
08-26-10, 11:03 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 124,711
Posted By knucklesandwich

Have- White Industries 17T freewheel. Very...

Have-
White Industries 17T freewheel. Very good condition.
Froglegs Canti Brakes, with TRP Inplace adjustable pad holders (so you get toe-in without using a hammer/wrench/vise)

Want-
Paul...
08-25-10, 08:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,852
Posted By knucklesandwich

The Hole Shot is discontinued, which is a shame. ...

The Hole Shot is discontinued, which is a shame. I don’t know how much the carbon rear stays on the G&T really help as compared to all aluminum, when you’re talking a 45 minute race on soft tires...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-10, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By knucklesandwich

^ this That area is great for the beach but...

^ this
That area is great for the beach but sh1tty for riding. Get west as quickly as possible- lots of good roads near Allaire/Wall/etc. on up towards Holmdel.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-10, 03:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,273
Posted By knucklesandwich

You have a year old bike. If it's not aggressive...

You have a year old bike. If it's not aggressive enough, remove the spacers under the stem, put on a longer stem, or one with a higher degree of drop.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-10, 03:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,816
Posted By knucklesandwich

I'm building one up with SRAM Apex, Mavic...

I'm building one up with SRAM Apex, Mavic Aksiums, and a Brooks B17.
No bottle cages- I roll with a Camelbak.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-10, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20,040
Views: 4,396,712
Posted By knucklesandwich

Plane ticket to Pau and a 12-27 cassette to help...

Plane ticket to Pau and a 12-27 cassette to help me up the Pyrenees.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-10, 08:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,178
Posted By knucklesandwich

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_auFHYj0eKH4/S9uJm1Mze1I/AAAA...

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_auFHYj0eKH4/S9uJm1Mze1I/AAAAAAAAC2c/3e9Zo1QE3ec/s800/IMG_1488.JPG
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-10, 11:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,505
Posted By knucklesandwich

I've come to believe that if you can only have 1...

I've come to believe that if you can only have 1 bike, a cross bike is probably the way to go. But having gone from having 2 cx bikes to 1 and a road bike, I've also come around to the realization...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-10, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,124
Posted By knucklesandwich

Unless there's 2 in the DC area, we both probably...

Unless there's 2 in the DC area, we both probably saw the same bike. It is cool, but for the price you could build up a purpose built commuter with an IGH and still have enough $$ left over for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-10, 09:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 17,537
Posted By knucklesandwich

You will break down due to regular wear and tear...

You will break down due to regular wear and tear well before a CAAD7/8/9 does.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-10, 05:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,779
Posted By knucklesandwich

Pick some hubs- Shimano/DT/White Ind/etc Pick...

Pick some hubs- Shimano/DT/White Ind/etc
Pick your spoke count front and rear 24/28/32
And get them laced to a pair of HED C2 rims, available on their own for about $100 each (or save a few bucks...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-10, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2,833
Views: 610,756
Posted By knucklesandwich

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_auFHYj0eKH4/S73gX6X6vrI/AAAA...

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_auFHYj0eKH4/S73gX6X6vrI/AAAAAAAACx4/-r5Sapo85r4/s800/IMG_1488.JPG

CAAD9-5
Got it cheap and sold off all the 105 stuff, moved the Rival over from my cross bike.
Ultegra Hubs...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-10, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,095
Posted By knucklesandwich

What's your budget? I'd recommend a set of...

What's your budget?

I'd recommend a set of Shimano hubs (105/Ultegra) and one of the new wider rims out there (Velocity A23, HED, etc.)

I recently got a 9-5 as well and sold the RS-10's before...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-10, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,008
Posted By knucklesandwich

You sure they're pinch flats? Is it possible you...

You sure they're pinch flats? Is it possible you are using standard road width rim tape and the spokes aren't getting around it as it settles/drifts in the rim?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-10, 08:06 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-10, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By knucklesandwich

Take a longer test ride. If you're going to drop...

Take a longer test ride. If you're going to drop $1700+ for a bike, you're entitled to enough data to make an informed personal decision.
Then, once you've done that, test ride them both again with...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-10, 09:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,521
Posted By knucklesandwich

Take $100 to your local fitter before you go and...

Take $100 to your local fitter before you go and buy another bike.
Forum: Commuting
03-20-10, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 914
Posted By knucklesandwich

It's a piece of crap, and definitely not bike...

It's a piece of crap, and definitely not bike specific.
I had a Torque and got rid of it. Not waterproof in the least, and when I emailed Osprey about it they claimed it wasn't made for hardcore...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-10, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2,833
Views: 610,756
Posted By knucklesandwich

Finally (mostly) set up the way I want: ...

Finally (mostly) set up the way I want:
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_auFHYj0eKH4/S51uI6K4xMI/AAAAAAAACqQ/UCPW8U5qar8/s640/IMG_1478.JPG
02-26-10, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,477
Posted By knucklesandwich

Panaracer Paselas or Urban Max are a nice grippy...

Panaracer Paselas or Urban Max are a nice grippy but not too knobby tire. Cheap and durable. T-Servs are a little more pricey but also good.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-10, 10:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,151
Posted By knucklesandwich

OEM for $1,000 and below bikes. That's what...

OEM for $1,000 and below bikes.
That's what this group is for- to attack the Sora/Tiagra spec that comes standard on so many freaking bikes.
Imagine an $1,100 CAAD9 with 10-spd and Double Tap...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-10, 08:54 PM
Replies: 20,040
Views: 4,396,712
Posted By knucklesandwich

Snagged a new 2010 CAAD 9-5 for $900. Swapping...

Snagged a new 2010 CAAD 9-5 for $900.
Swapping Rival components and all contact point parts from my Van Dessel to the CAAD.
Moving the parts and ENO wheelset from my commuter to my Van Dessel....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-10, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By knucklesandwich

If you look around, you can get Rival shifters...

If you look around, you can get Rival shifters for about $250 and a Rival r/d for $75.
That plus a CAAD 9-5 puts you at $25 more than the 9-4, and then you can sell the Shimano 105 shifters and r/d...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-10, 04:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,821
Posted By knucklesandwich

Your best upgrade is wheels. I would take the...

Your best upgrade is wheels.
I would take the Shimano RS-10's back to the bike shop and ask them how much credit they'd give you towards a pair of EDGE rims laced to Tune hubs.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-10, 02:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,785
Posted By knucklesandwich

I've had a pair of all 3 of these wheelsets at...

I've had a pair of all 3 of these wheelsets at one point or another, so can chime in.

-Forte Titans: bought a pair w/o doing any research after wearing through the original rim on my Kona Jake. ...
Forum: Commuting
12-28-09, 05:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,341
Posted By knucklesandwich

Bontrager Hardcase are rated at 385g in the 28c...

Bontrager Hardcase are rated at 385g in the 28c width and roll nicely. Susceptible to what I would call traumatic cuts, but fight off the little bits of glass, etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-09, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By knucklesandwich

Assuming those are the 23s the bike is spec'd...

Assuming those are the 23s the bike is spec'd with, no. You'd be lucky to jam a 28 in there.
12-08-09, 05:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,271
Posted By knucklesandwich

Kona Jake. Sub $1000. Plenty of bike for you,...

Kona Jake.
Sub $1000. Plenty of bike for you, and lots of money left over for helmet, locks, etc.

It will last. I have over 10K all-weather miles on mine, and put over 9K on most of the...
Forum: Commuting
12-07-09, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By knucklesandwich

2nd what everyone else said- heading West this...

2nd what everyone else said- heading West this a.m., the Custis was somewhat OK to the WOD intersection. WOD from there to Gallows was a mess. Used streets where I could, and the 11 miles took me...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-09, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By knucklesandwich

Mountainsmith (Day or Tour)- nearly 4 yrs...

Mountainsmith (Day or Tour)- nearly 4 yrs commuting, no complaints.
nuff said.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-09, 10:30 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,712
Posted By knucklesandwich

The stock CAAD9 with Rival, and a sweet set of...

The stock CAAD9 with Rival, and a sweet set of hand-built wheels.
Then I’d go to Hampsten and have them build me a Ti bike with similar geometry but with clearance for 28s and fenders to serve as...
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