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05-19-11, 01:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 38,691
Posted By FidelCastrovich

Thanks to everyone who contributed and to those...

Thanks to everyone who contributed and to those who just used this thread to show off their GTs.

I tried out the GF Cobia 19'' and it was too small (makes sense, as my wife took a 17.5'') and I...
05-18-11, 03:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 38,691
Posted By FidelCastrovich

So to sum up, I can buy this bike with...

So to sum up, I can buy this bike with confidence? It's not like buying a bike at Walmart, or the Israeli equivalent thereof?

Because I gotta say, I really like the bike, and i've just read a...
05-17-11, 09:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 38,691
Posted By FidelCastrovich

I used to be a pretty serious (read:addicted)...

I used to be a pretty serious (read:addicted) road cyclist. Now I'm looking to get into MTB, after a 3 year hiatus from cycling altogether. I tried MTBing with my wife a few times on her fathers...
05-17-11, 08:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 38,691
Posted By FidelCastrovich

sonnetg - I thought the most important thing in a...

sonnetg - I thought the most important thing in a bike is the frame?

Any more thoughts on the quality of GT as a bike/frame manufacturer? Does anyone know of pro teams who ride GT?
05-16-11, 12:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 38,691
Posted By FidelCastrovich

Is GT any good?

So the wife finally settled on the 2011 GF Marlin. I don't get it, but she feels comfortable on a 600mm top tube.

As for me, I'm eyeing the 2011 GF Cobia
I like the bike, I like the fit, I like...
05-14-11, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,814
Posted By FidelCastrovich

Yeah, I know, that's what I keep telling her too....

Yeah, I know, that's what I keep telling her too. She keeps asking if she doesn't look too stretched out, or too this or that, and I keep asking her if it FEELS okay, to which she asnwers yes, so i...
05-14-11, 05:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,814
Posted By FidelCastrovich

We took out a 17.5'' 2010 Gary Fisher Cobia for...

We took out a 17.5'' 2010 Gary Fisher Cobia for my wife to try out for the weekend.
After being quite sure that she likes a TT of around 570mm, I'm surprised to find out that she likes the way this...
05-12-11, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,814
Posted By FidelCastrovich

Mechbgon - it's a Norco Charger, not a Scott. My...

Mechbgon - it's a Norco Charger, not a Scott. My bad.
Decent bike, from what I can gather.

I think I made up my mind (for myself, at least) to go with a 29er. I'm not a highly technical biker,...
05-09-11, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,814
Posted By FidelCastrovich

Thanks for all the replies, I'm still torn...

Thanks for all the replies, I'm still torn between the two choices, but it is my wife who is giving me a headache.
She just can't find a bike that feels good, and I'm really at a loss. We've tried...
05-08-11, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,814
Posted By FidelCastrovich

Beginner mountain biker - 29er or 26er?

Hello all,

My wife and I are considering ditching our road bikes in favor of mountain bikes. We don't want to spend too much money, as we won't be doing anything too technical or aggressive. But...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-11, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,398
Posted By FidelCastrovich

Topeak Super Tourist DX disc vs Non disc

Hello all,

I ordered the non disc version of the Super Tourist DX, but received the disc version. I understand it's a common mistake with online orders.

Given the fact that good quality racks...
Forum: Touring
01-05-11, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By FidelCastrovich

Update - the LBS that sells the KHS Urban Xpress...

Update - the LBS that sells the KHS Urban Xpress has agreed to loan it out to us for a couple of days so we can see what's what.
We took it for a relatively short spin and she immediately started...
Forum: Touring
01-02-11, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By FidelCastrovich

Radumas - There are places here to rent bikes,...

Radumas - There are places here to rent bikes, but they're mostly mountain bikes or road bikes. We're looking for a hybrid/tourer, and the geometry is different, I believe. But I'm trying to figure...
Forum: Touring
12-31-10, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By FidelCastrovich

Bike geometry experts : a kind of amorphic question?

My wife's 5 yr old Marin Kentfield has been stolen, and we're looking for a bike that would be good for her to commute on and for us to tour on.

She's 168 cm tall - that's 5''6?

The Marin...
Forum: Touring
12-15-10, 10:20 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,750
Posted By FidelCastrovich

Don't overplan and don't put off a tour because...

Don't overplan and don't put off a tour because the weather isn't perfect or you're waiting for the perfect bike, or you're not in perfect shape. Just get out there.
Forum: Touring
12-07-10, 10:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By FidelCastrovich

I definitely didn't like this feeling, so maybe...

I definitely didn't like this feeling, so maybe steel is the way to go.

A question that I have often pondered regarding bikes being sold too small - doesn't riding on a bigger size bike...
Forum: Touring
12-07-10, 06:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By FidelCastrovich

Huh...Interesting...I thought this bike fit me...

Huh...Interesting...I thought this bike fit me perfectly. You're right, I do have the seatpost and the stem at their maximum height. Didn't think of that.
And you're right, I'm only using this...
Forum: Touring
12-07-10, 02:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By FidelCastrovich

How much flex to expect from my bike?

181291Hello everybody,

My wife and I just came back from a 3 day mini tour, our second all in all, and the first thing I noticed when I got on the bike fully loaded, was that it flexed quite a...
Forum: Touring
11-20-10, 02:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 19,667
Posted By FidelCastrovich

Speaking of which, how come I can't find the 520...

Speaking of which, how come I can't find the 520 on Trek's site?
Forum: Touring
11-08-10, 04:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,299
Posted By FidelCastrovich

I'm not flexible at all, it's my main problem...

I'm not flexible at all, it's my main problem with road cycling. But I started taking yoga for just that reason :-)
In any case, I still don't get how moving your center of gravity towards the back...
Forum: Touring
11-08-10, 10:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,299
Posted By FidelCastrovich

Isn't moving the saddle back and shortening the...

Isn't moving the saddle back and shortening the stem contradictory?
11-06-10, 03:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,472
Posted By FidelCastrovich

Can I ask why everyone is running such high...

Can I ask why everyone is running such high pressures? I pump my 32-35 tires up to 60psi in the back and 40 in the front. Am I missing something? What are the benefits of such high pressures for city...
12-19-07, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,314
Posted By FidelCastrovich

Yeah, i searched through those...nothing...

Yeah, i searched through those...nothing there...seems really weird. What does one do after replacing the battery, for example? Just start over?
12-19-07, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,314
Posted By FidelCastrovich

CatEye Velo8 Odometer reset

I'm starting to go nuts here. Can someone tell me how i reset the odometer to a specific value on this computer?
I went through some magnetic field or something, and all the values were reset to...
Forum: Touring
12-06-07, 11:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,985
Posted By FidelCastrovich

I don't understand your question. In what sense...

I don't understand your question. In what sense can the 36 be too much? What will you lose if you go 36 instead of 32?
I can't see anything.
It's a touring bike -you can't overbuild it. Go with...
Forum: Touring
11-25-07, 01:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,540
Posted By FidelCastrovich

I have a set of Mavic a319 laced to Shimano Deore...

I have a set of Mavic a319 laced to Shimano Deore hubs, that i bought on EBAY about a year ago for $180(incl. shipping). Basically, i bought the wheels for the parts, because i couldn't find the rims...
Forum: Touring
11-25-07, 12:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,572
Posted By FidelCastrovich

I don't think you could do better than the Arkel...

I don't think you could do better than the Arkel TailRider.
http://www.arkel-od.com/panniers/tailrider/overview.asp?fl=1&site=
That's about as good as it gets, in an aerodynamic package, with an...
Forum: Touring
11-21-07, 11:09 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,842
Posted By FidelCastrovich

Arkel groupie here. T42s and T28s. Over 4000...

Arkel groupie here.
T42s and T28s. Over 4000 miles on the T42s, touring and commuting.
LOVE THEM TO DEATH. They take anything you throw at(in) them and ask for more.
Don't think there could be...
08-07-07, 05:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,665
Posted By FidelCastrovich

You're right, of course. A chain is just a chain....

You're right, of course. A chain is just a chain.
I'm just asking, for future reference and for the ride i have this afternoon - is that bad practice? Does lubing the chain right after degreasing...
08-07-07, 03:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,665
Posted By FidelCastrovich

Degreaser then lube - Bad idea?

Hello all,
Due to lack of time, last night i applied a generous amount of degreaser on the chain, wiped it off, waited for a few minutes, then lubed it. Instead of the usual "degrease chain->wash...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-07, 01:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By FidelCastrovich

The exact opposite is correct - it is pretty big,...

The exact opposite is correct - it is pretty big, unless you have an unusually SHORT inseam. In which case, your long torso will be comfortable on the long top tube, and your shortish legs will have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-07, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By FidelCastrovich

No, not necessarily. Recommended max pressure for...

No, not necessarily. Recommended max pressure for your weight, would be more accurate. More pressure does not always mean less resistance. There's a point where too much pressure equals more...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-07, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By FidelCastrovich

It's not about the thickness of the tire - it's...

It's not about the thickness of the tire - it's about the compound itself and how supple it is. The softer it is, the faster it will wear and the grippier it will be. Rolling resistance is a phantom...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-07, 12:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,221
Posted By FidelCastrovich

Well, i happen to like the yellow cap in contrast...

Well, i happen to like the yellow cap in contrast with the red frame.
Besides, as someone who has a black Brooks B17, Brown Brooks handlebar tape, SPD pedals, and a flipped up stem on a 10cm...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-07, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By FidelCastrovich

The Israeli distributor of BMC and Wilier has all...

The Israeli distributor of BMC and Wilier has all his Astana and Cofidis frames and clothing on a massive sale.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-07, 12:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 857
Posted By FidelCastrovich

Before you replace the tire - take out the tube,...

Before you replace the tire - take out the tube, pump it up to a nice pressure, and look at it all around.
I suspect that you'll see that its the tube that has the bulge. This happens with cheap...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-07, 12:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,221
Posted By FidelCastrovich

Is this one o' them OCP things? That's the cap...

Is this one o' them OCP things?
That's the cap that came with the Conti tube - i'll replace it when i flat.

As for the skewer - i don't race, but thanks for letting me know. I might start...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-07, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,221
Posted By FidelCastrovich

Do explain...How can it be wrong? *scratch head*

Do explain...How can it be wrong?
*scratch head*
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-07, 09:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,221
Posted By FidelCastrovich

So what are these? Stamped?Forged?

So what are these? Stamped?Forged?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-07, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By FidelCastrovich

Gee, thanks, now i know what trail braking in a...

Gee, thanks, now i know what trail braking in a motorcycle race is...

I'm looking for an explanation from someone who actually uses this technique, and can tell me how to do it exactly, what to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-07, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By FidelCastrovich

Trail-braking : Who can explain to me?

Well, that's it basically.
:beer:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-07, 01:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,221
Posted By FidelCastrovich

Thanks everybody! On the Mechanics forum a...

Thanks everybody!

On the Mechanics forum a few guys said that the only reason chainstays are shorter today is for aerodynamics - not stiffness, steering, etc'.
I don't buy it.


What are...
07-31-07, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,336
Posted By FidelCastrovich

You guys are great! Thanks for all the replies....

You guys are great!
Thanks for all the replies.
I will revive this thread when i make the change and ride enough for a proper comparison.

Today i took part in my first...
07-31-07, 07:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,336
Posted By FidelCastrovich

I'm (almost) sure that's not the only reason.

I'm (almost) sure that's not the only reason.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-07, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,828
Posted By FidelCastrovich

I'd say that's a bit on the low side. I run 110...

I'd say that's a bit on the low side. I run 110 in the rear - 115 or 120 is where you should be. If you want a plusher ride take 5 psi off the front - that has an immediate effect. But the rear, i...
07-31-07, 06:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,336
Posted By FidelCastrovich

Your math is correct, but then why do most, if...

Your math is correct, but then why do most, if not all, proper race bikes have the rear wheel within a few millimeters of the seat-tube?
I mean, you can't really play too much with the front wheel...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-07, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,828
Posted By FidelCastrovich

You're no lightweight, so i wouldn't expect too...

You're no lightweight, so i wouldn't expect too much of it. I weigh around 178 and the Zaffiro Pro on my rear lasted about 3K kilometers.
Besides, it doesn't really matter what anybody else got out...
07-31-07, 03:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,336
Posted By FidelCastrovich

Oh come on, humor me. I'm at work, and had this...

Oh come on, humor me. I'm at work, and had this idea, and thought to share with the great pool of knowledge here on BF.

Besides, without your answers, the chance for a placebo improvement is...
07-31-07, 02:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,336
Posted By FidelCastrovich

Horiz. dropouts - can i shorten the chainstays?

This is a repost from the Road forum.

I have a steel roadie, and can fit my thumb between the rear wheel and the seat-tube.
If i shorten the chain a by a link or two, and slide the rear wheel...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-07, 01:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,221
Posted By FidelCastrovich

Physics for steelies owners

Hello all,

I've got a nice Pinarello steelie, red, as all Italian bikes should be.

It has a pretty long wheelbase, as most steelies do. I can fit my thumb between the rear wheel and the...
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