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03-08-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,102
Posted By zubes5280

This is totally normal. Definitely isn't about...

This is totally normal. Definitely isn't about strength, but rather technique and commitment. I found that really have to focus on compressing before springing up later in the day when I'm more...
10-07-18, 06:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 911
Posted By zubes5280

An aggressive drop alone doesn't usually cause...

An aggressive drop alone doesn't usually cause pain on your palms. Having too much weight on your hands caused palm pains. Make sure your saddle is level and is comfortable enough to put the majority...
09-24-18, 01:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,246
Posted By zubes5280

I used track grips so I can vary the width of my...

I used track grips so I can vary the width of my hand position. Most folks find these super uncomfortable though.
09-20-18, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By zubes5280

The Primato chainring is actually really good, it...

The Primato chainring is actually really good, it wouldn't be an upgrade if you moved to an FSA chainring. If you like beefy chainrings + GXP + 144BCD, then check out the Tribe Cranksaw cranksets...
09-19-18, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By zubes5280

I've put thousands of miles into S300 cranks. I...

I've put thousands of miles into S300 cranks. I personally could not tell the difference in stiffness between S300s and Omniums. If you want a 130BCD GXP setup, S300s are great. However, you can get...
08-24-18, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By zubes5280

Neither are particularly great cranks, but the...

Neither are particularly great cranks, but the Aventon Push is 144BCD vs the Sugino Pista which is 130BCD. Generally speaking, if you upgrade the chainring a 144BCD chainring is going to be higher...
08-24-18, 12:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,838
Posted By zubes5280

Bianchi Super Pista and Pista Concept. Cinelli x...

Bianchi Super Pista and Pista Concept. Cinelli x MASH collab bikes (Histogram, Parallax, Bolt). Leader 722TS.
05-18-18, 07:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,432
Posted By zubes5280

How are getting a Tutto for less money than a...

How are getting a Tutto for less money than a Rush?! The Tutto will be a more flexible platform with belt drive capabilities, wider tire clearance, mounts for canti and V brakes.
04-23-18, 10:31 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 14,816
Posted By zubes5280

https://i.imgur.com/fepV5j4l.jpg New bike day...

https://i.imgur.com/fepV5j4l.jpg
New bike day for me! My first geared cross/road bike. 2014 All City Macho Man Disc. So far it's been a blast, so comfy on long rides and on rough roads.
04-08-18, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,064
Posted By zubes5280

The Aventon Cordoba or Mataro will be your best...

The Aventon Cordoba or Mataro will be your best bet then. The difference between a $200 dollar aluminum frame and a 400$ aluminum frame won't be noticeable, unless you're looking for a specific...
04-01-18, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,064
Posted By zubes5280

What's your price range? Any preference for steel...

What's your price range? Any preference for steel or aluminum? What kind of riding do you do? What ride characteristics do you like/dislike (stiffness, stability, comfort, weight, ect.)?
03-18-18, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4,571
Views: 604,024
Posted By zubes5280

That downtube... :foo: ...

That downtube... :foo:

https://i.imgur.com/ij3b5VKl.jpg
03-06-18, 03:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,492
Posted By zubes5280

New Mash Frameset

Looks to be extremely similar to the Tutto and old Work:

https://i.imgur.com/PLMRZnCl.png

Will be interesting to see how Mash survives without Cinelli, really seemed like they needed each other...
02-28-18, 09:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,784
Posted By zubes5280

I guess I just don't understand where the power...

I guess I just don't understand where the power goes if it's not propelling the bike forward. If I press down on a spring with the same force as I press down on a solid block of metal, I'm exerting...
02-28-18, 09:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,784
Posted By zubes5280

Sure, the wheel will be stiffer - but does that...

Sure, the wheel will be stiffer - but does that actually mean "more power transfer"? If components flex, is there really any loss of power?
02-12-18, 12:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,261
Posted By zubes5280

https://i.imgur.com/zGHQb4O.gif

https://i.imgur.com/zGHQb4O.gif
02-10-18, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,130
Posted By zubes5280

Looks the same as mine. 99% you're gunna be...

Looks the same as mine. 99% you're gunna be totally fine. The shop will rule out the 1%.
02-08-18, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,130
Posted By zubes5280

I ran into the same exact issue with my Essor...

I ran into the same exact issue with my Essor fork. First time I tightened down my front wheel I heard a slight crackling sound. Got real scared, so I removed the wheel and looked everything over. No...
02-04-18, 10:26 PM
Replies: 24,404
Views: 1,901,666
Posted By zubes5280

This video popped up on my feed today -...

This video popped up on my feed today - fascinating. I own a very stiff aluminum bike and a very flexy steel bike. I don't think there's any real difference in watt transfer between stiff frames and...
01-28-18, 10:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,151
Posted By zubes5280

I've only ridden in Garden City. I was there for...

I've only ridden in Garden City. I was there for 4 days and only saw one other cyclist and got honked numerous times. I'm sure the gravel riding outside of the cities are great though.
01-28-18, 09:46 AM
01-27-18, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,622
Posted By zubes5280

Nice build. My first bike outside of the BMX...

Nice build. My first bike outside of the BMX world was a single speed Steamroller. I really miss it. I also had a creaking issue with that same crankset/GXP BB combo. Turns out it wasn't the S300s at...
01-16-18, 07:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,641
Posted By zubes5280

Get the Cordoba. It's got a lot more personality...

Get the Cordoba. It's got a lot more personality than the Feather. I've ridden both and the Feather was totally fine, but completely neutral in every way. It didn't inspire me to ride it - and that's...
01-15-18, 04:58 PM
Replies: 24,404
Views: 1,901,666
Posted By zubes5280

Today I bought a Garmin Edge 20 GPS. Excited to...

Today I bought a Garmin Edge 20 GPS. Excited to compare the results of a dedicated cycling GPS to my Galaxy S8/Strava.
01-04-18, 11:21 AM
Replies: 24,404
Views: 1,901,666
Posted By zubes5280

Exactly why I love it so much. I'm not a huge fan...

Exactly why I love it so much. I'm not a huge fan of the super loud graphics so many road bikes have.
01-03-18, 08:46 PM
Replies: 24,404
Views: 1,901,666
Posted By zubes5280

Today I lusted after a roadbike for the first...

Today I lusted after a roadbike for the first time. This CAAD12 is so damn beautiful. (http://www.cannondale.com/en/USA/Bike/ProductDetail?Id=8a4b1724-0b7b-4cdb-b064-b265d884cf8b&parentid=undefined)...
01-01-18, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1,440
Views: 109,118
Posted By zubes5280

Man, 2017 was a great year for music. Coming up...

Man, 2017 was a great year for music. Coming up with my top ten fave albums was tough, but I think it looks something link this:

10. The Black Dahlia Murder - Nightbringers
9. Charli XCX -...
01-01-18, 12:57 PM
Replies: 24,404
Views: 1,901,666
Posted By zubes5280

Took the single speed out for the first ride of...

Took the single speed out for the first ride of 2018. With the wind to my back and the sun out, I reckon it was a full 20 degrees out.
01-01-18, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1,370
Views: 177,411
Posted By zubes5280

I keep a bottle or two in my bag for long rides...

I keep a bottle or two in my bag for long rides or I'll pitstop at a gas station if I end up being out long enough to require hydration.
01-01-18, 02:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By zubes5280

Happy 2018 BFSSFG!

Happy 2018 BFSSFG!
12-31-17, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1,370
Views: 177,411
Posted By zubes5280

Thanks! I really love the Histogram. For me, it...

Thanks! I really love the Histogram. For me, it represents the end of an era. Tarcky pursuit geo, thick hydroformed tubing, super stiff aluminum - all while being a little bit more visually subtle...
12-29-17, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5,716
Views: 1,082,268
Posted By zubes5280

That De Rosa is so gorgeous. I think the tire...

That De Rosa is so gorgeous. I think the tire clearance actually looks great - a wider tire would clash with the rest of the build.
12-29-17, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1,370
Views: 177,411
Posted By zubes5280

Took your advice and traded my 59cm for a 62cm....

Took your advice and traded my 59cm for a 62cm. Fit is much more closer to what I usually ride. Didn't realize how short the other frame felt until I rode the 62. Thankfully everyone seems to want...
12-27-17, 01:31 PM
Replies: 24,404
Views: 1,901,666
Posted By zubes5280

Been a pretty mild winter in Denver. Lows in the...

Been a pretty mild winter in Denver. Lows in the 20's and highs in the 40's. Perfect weather to romp around the snow in. Plus sized tires + snowpack = lots of intentional oversteer.
...
12-15-17, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By zubes5280

https://78.media.tumblr.com/cd615c9f098c38d74277a6...

https://78.media.tumblr.com/cd615c9f098c38d74277a622bb6e52f5/tumblr_nyqxaw28tk1qa9yc1o1_400.gif
12-13-17, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 64,597
Posted By zubes5280

Awesome, thanks for getting back to me. I'm using...

Awesome, thanks for getting back to me. I'm using a Sugino chainring with my S300s so I'm going to make sure none of those bolt loosened when I get home. I'll also do some research on the team GXP...
12-13-17, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 64,597
Posted By zubes5280

What kind of GXP BB do you guys run? Put about...

What kind of GXP BB do you guys run? Put about 1500 miles on the stock GXP BB that came with my S300s and it's started to click when out of the saddle or under heavy load. I've cleaned/re-greased it...
12-10-17, 12:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By zubes5280

Great, thanks for the info! Really like this...

Great, thanks for the info! Really like this build.
12-10-17, 12:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,149
Posted By zubes5280

I ride in similar terrain (500 ft. of climb every...

I ride in similar terrain (500 ft. of climb every 10 miles) and I've found 48/18 (70.22 inches) to be my personal sweet spot. Hills are totally manageable, start/stopping in traffic is easy, and I...
12-08-17, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By zubes5280

I always loved skidding with my coaster brake...

I always loved skidding with my coaster brake when I was a kid. What coaster brake hub did you use?
12-08-17, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1,370
Views: 177,411
Posted By zubes5280

I think this would be best posted in the no cash...

I think this would be best posted in the no cash trade thread, here (https://www.bikeforums.net/singlespeed-fixed-gear/577223-anyone-wanna-trade-v2-0-no-cash-offers-sale.html).

Also,...
12-08-17, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3,871
Views: 502,124
Posted By zubes5280

All Chrome bags are 25% off until December 11th,...

All Chrome bags are 25% off until December 11th, and if you sign up for their email newsletter you'll get a 15% off coupon.

The Barrage is only $136 right now. ...
12-01-17, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1,370
Views: 177,411
Posted By zubes5280

Makes sense - good to know! I'll work with what I...

Makes sense - good to know! I'll work with what I have for now, will be helpful info if my next frame has pursuit geo.
12-01-17, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1,440
Views: 109,118
Posted By zubes5280

The new Glassjaw album has been on repeat for me...

The new Glassjaw album has been on repeat for me all morning.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTVZLk1T3HE
12-01-17, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,370
Views: 177,411
Posted By zubes5280

My LBS fitted me at a 59. I'm a weird shape. I...

My LBS fitted me at a 59. I'm a weird shape. I have disproportionately long legs.
11-30-17, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By zubes5280

Welcome! Hope you can pick up some good advice,...

Welcome! Hope you can pick up some good advice, new knowledge, or at least a chuckle or two during your stay. Pro tip: Make sure to read the sticky'd threads so you understand the rules/general...
11-29-17, 01:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,431
Posted By zubes5280

Love love love this frameset. I already have a...

Love love love this frameset. I already have a steel bike for commuting/gravel/knocking around town - really like the fact that I can lock it up anywhere without worrying about it getting stolen and...
11-28-17, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1,370
Views: 177,411
Posted By zubes5280

2015 Cinelli Mash Histogram. Been collecting...

2015 Cinelli Mash Histogram. Been collecting parts for this build over the passed year. Finally found the frame for a reasonable price and in my size. Been super happy with it so far, excited to put...
11-27-17, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By zubes5280

Choosing the right size bike can definitely be...

Choosing the right size bike can definitely be confusing the first time you do it. A few important things to keep in mind: 1) Sizing is not one-size-fits-all across bikes. A "small" from one company...
11-22-17, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4,571
Views: 604,024
Posted By zubes5280

Understood, my bad. Wanted to include the quote...

Understood, my bad. Wanted to include the quote so folks here could find the thread for context. Thanks for the guidance, definitely don't want to ruin the fun for everyone.

kbarch, I still...
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