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09-26-10, 02:12 PM
Replies: 14,092
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Posted By Guillermo

I like chain slack but am not brakeless :) ...

I like chain slack but am not brakeless :)

Windy ride today. Stopped for a short break.

My g/f's bike was recently stolen, and recovered! We were very happy to be riding today.
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09-21-10, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By Guillermo

I am very happy to report the Chicago Stolen Bike...

I am very happy to report the Chicago Stolen Bike Registry is effective! We filled out a report and the bike was recovered from a swap meet over the weekend! I still can't believe the odds of this....
09-13-10, 12:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By Guillermo

Thanks for the tip. In a thread on the site I...

Thanks for the tip. In a thread on the site I also noticed some references to flea markets to keep an eye on.
09-12-10, 12:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By Guillermo

We filed a police report. There was a...

We filed a police report.



There was a camera nearby that might have captured the incident; however, the police didn't seem willing to go that far to investigate.

I can't find one picture...
09-12-10, 11:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By Guillermo

I was reading the paper and looking up every few...

I was reading the paper and looking up every few minutes to check on them. It was grabbed in between glances. I had to do a double take to confirm my eyes weren't deceiving me. The guy next to us...
09-12-10, 11:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By Guillermo

Stolen bike - downtown Chicago 9/12

Hi folks,

My girlfriend's bike was stolen today. I imagine it's a longshot that anything will come of posting here but please indulge me. I'm guessing downtown Chicago area riders are reading this...
09-11-10, 05:22 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 43,895
Posted By Guillermo

^ I used to have one of those Cinelli stems,...

^ I used to have one of those Cinelli stems, loved it.
08-26-10, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By Guillermo

I ended up with a 130mm Surly rear hub but found...

I ended up with a 130mm Surly rear hub but found countless examples of formulas respaced to 130 while researching. Many shops/ website that do wheel builds will even respace for you. Also, by most...
08-23-10, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By Guillermo

Figures this would come up day after I order some...

Figures this would come up day after I order some Panaracer Pasela TG for more $



PS...I'm not sure if the Citygrounds are folding?
08-20-10, 06:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By Guillermo

The good news is that you'll never make these...

The good news is that you'll never make these mistakes again. If it makes you feel better, on a recent build I:

-bought brake levers for the wrong bar size
-was moronic enough to think I could...
08-18-10, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,904
Posted By Guillermo

Functionally this would be great, but I'm hung up...

Functionally this would be great, but I'm hung up on the aesthetics of a drop bar. Silly I know, especially considering I am NEVER in the drops while riding around the city.



Are there MTB...
08-18-10, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,904
Posted By Guillermo

Cross top levers as primary w/ canti brakes

This would be for a commuter singlespeed build - using only cross top levers (Tektro CR760) with cantilever brakes (Avid Shorty 6). Can it be done with confidence?

It seems there are some threads...
08-15-10, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By Guillermo

I was about to search and potentially start a...

I was about to search and potentially start a thread on a related discussion. I just mounted up MKS GR-9 pedals + clips to a new SS build. First time not using clipless in forever. I wear size 12....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-05, 08:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 831
Posted By Guillermo

I weighed myself before and after dinner a few...

I weighed myself before and after dinner a few months ago to find I gained 5-6 lbs. I did eat a lot, but that was still surprising.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-05, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By Guillermo

gets the job done with no complaints yet in 4+...

gets the job done with no complaints yet in 4+ yrs of service.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-05, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,531
Posted By Guillermo

I pronate like nobody's business...a cool 8...

I pronate like nobody's business...a cool 8 degrees of pronation. Just do what I did and blow $275 on orthotic insoles.

I wish I could give you some more constructive feedback. I just blew the...
09-04-05, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By Guillermo

You can buy compression straps specifically...

You can buy compression straps specifically designed for IT band sufferers. Rather than below the knee, they sit above and have a little pad that provides compression where your IT band comes down to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-05, 03:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,358
Posted By Guillermo

post ride meal = crunchy peanut butter, banana, &...

post ride meal = crunchy peanut butter, banana, & honey grilled on wheat bread aka the "Elvis". Bacon is optional. It's impossible to eat without a glass of milk.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-05, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By Guillermo

mine get numb when my shoes are too tight.

mine get numb when my shoes are too tight.
09-03-05, 05:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,136
Posted By Guillermo

Opinions on On-One Bikes

I'm looking for a cross frame with horizontal dropouts and they have been harder to come by than I expected. On-One, a UK brand, has one for about $400. I have not heard anything about them so...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-05, 02:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 175
Posted By Guillermo

LBS for Bike Build in NYC

so I have been on a 2 yr hiatus from riding due in part to a few nagging injuries. I think I can finally get back into it, so when I was home this weekend I dug out an old LeMond Zurich frame with...
10-21-02, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,442
Posted By Guillermo

would someone mind measuring for me the distance...

would someone mind measuring for me the distance from crown to axle/dropout on their 80 travel fork?

TIA,

Dax
10-21-02, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,442
Posted By Guillermo

don't have a specific frame in mind yet. Some of...

don't have a specific frame in mind yet. Some of the more affordable singlespeed setups currently available are spec'd with rigid forks. Kona's Unit, Redline's Monocog, one of the Bianchis, Gunnar...
Forum: Triathlon
10-20-02, 05:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,057
Posted By Guillermo

http://www.bikesportmichigan.com/bikes/difference....

http://www.bikesportmichigan.com/bikes/difference.shtml
10-20-02, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,442
Posted By Guillermo

upgrading rigid fork to suspension

I'm wondering how much, if at all, upgrading a rigid fork to a suspension fork would affect the intended geometry of a frame. Several mtb's, particularly some single speeds are sold with rigid...
10-19-02, 05:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,228
Posted By Guillermo

Congratulations man. Be proud of yourself,...

Congratulations man. Be proud of yourself, because you did it the right way. Now you will be happy, as you'll keep that weight off forever.
10-15-02, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,148
Posted By Guillermo

ideally, yes. But you can just use a chain...

ideally, yes. But you can just use a chain tensioner as discussed. Buy spacers to position the single cog on your freewheel, remove your rear derailleur, and you're in business :)
10-08-02, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By Guillermo

I had a huge appetite before I picked up cycling...

I had a huge appetite before I picked up cycling from weight training and other sports, now it's through the roof. It's horrible sometimes, as I have to spend so much money to satisfy myself.

We...
Forum: Touring
10-07-02, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By Guillermo

CXP33s are stronger, good for commuting. Someone...

CXP33s are stronger, good for commuting. Someone once told me on this forum that they would take a larger tire just fine. Try searching, I asked about them a little while ago, so did someone else.
10-07-02, 02:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,571
Posted By Guillermo

having used Mektronic, I don't think it would be...

having used Mektronic, I don't think it would be too great offroad. It is slightly unpredictable over bumpy terrain as is. A cross race would just make it go crazy.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-02, 11:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 893
Posted By Guillermo

well, lighter rims will accelerate quicker, and...

well, lighter rims will accelerate quicker, and more aero rims will shed seconds over a longer period of time. Will you be racing, or training with these? If racing, crits, or longer distances??
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-02, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By Guillermo

I haven't bought any tires from him yet. I found...

I haven't bought any tires from him yet. I found that deal after I had already done my tire shopping. I did buy a Prima Road Bar, and a San Marco Saddle. Shipping is just slightly higher, as he's...
10-04-02, 04:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By Guillermo

Please PM me and lemme know what you think of...

Please PM me and lemme know what you think of that frame once you've had a chance to ride it. I was this close to buying one off eBay a little while ago.
10-04-02, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By Guillermo

No prob :) OT...but I just noticed your...

No prob :)

OT...but I just noticed your Avatar...one of my roommates has Nascar on Xbox - it's one of the more enjoyable games I've played in a while!
10-04-02, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By Guillermo

http://www.bikesportmichigan.com/bikes/difference....

http://www.bikesportmichigan.com/bikes/difference.shtml
10-03-02, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By Guillermo

yeah the dry-humping description painted quite a...

yeah the dry-humping description painted quite a scene :p
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-02, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By Guillermo

There is a seller on eBay (staringatthesea), also...

There is a seller on eBay (staringatthesea), also check www.ital-tecno.com who sells GP3000 for $ 29 each. I don't know how he does it.
09-30-02, 10:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By Guillermo

top of your leg: Quadriceps Underside of leg:...

top of your leg: Quadriceps
Underside of leg: Hamstrings
below the knee: Calves

It can get more specific for inner, outer, etc. but this pretty much sums it up.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-02, 06:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,333
Posted By Guillermo

dude, that's pretty mean!

dude, that's pretty mean!
09-29-02, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By Guillermo

first and easiest thing to do is check your rear...

first and easiest thing to do is check your rear derailleur adjustment. I had the same problem after installing a new chain. Drove me crazy, but went away after a good tune-up :)
09-29-02, 06:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,115
Posted By Guillermo

and 'bink' is the sound my frame makes when I...

and 'bink' is the sound my frame makes when I flick it.
09-29-02, 06:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,115
Posted By Guillermo

I like saying 'bunk' in reference to things that...

I like saying 'bunk' in reference to things that are no good.
09-29-02, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By Guillermo

on the bike path in Chicago I would often see...

on the bike path in Chicago I would often see this guy with a lowrider bicycle. He had a boombox attached playing music as he leisurely cruised the trail.
09-27-02, 03:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,599
Posted By Guillermo

nobody's mentioned Asiago yet. I'm so hungry...

nobody's mentioned Asiago yet.

I'm so hungry right now....:crash:
09-27-02, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,186
Posted By Guillermo

Dunno if these...

Dunno if these (http://www-personal.engin.umich.edu/~lponced/Barnett/) are what you were looking for.

Also, refer to this (http://www.kenkifer.com/bikepages/skills/spokes.htm) website for more...
09-26-02, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By Guillermo

sounds like you have some pretty good ideas...

sounds like you have some pretty good ideas already.

It seems like most LBS have weekly scheduled rides road and trail that they host and invite anyone to join. If you do this, and get the word...
09-26-02, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By Guillermo

also compatibily issues with v-brakes and STI...

also compatibily issues with v-brakes and STI shifters.

Sounds like your building a cross bike to me :)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-02, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 921
Posted By Guillermo

I think it has to do with how quickly a wheel...

I think it has to do with how quickly a wheel will accelerate, or gain speed?? :confused: :confused:
09-24-02, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 805
Posted By Guillermo

well height isn't the only determining factor...

well height isn't the only determining factor associated with frame size, but I would say that a 17" would be pretty small for someone 6'3", unless you had crazy short legs or something. Where'd you...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-02, 12:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 568
Posted By Guillermo

there is a century training schedule here...

there is a century training schedule here (http://www.bikerideforthefamily.org/training/a0000038.html).
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