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Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-16, 11:20 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 18,137
Posted By DinoShepherd

Sounds like you should start an Eli.pen business...

Sounds like you should start an Eli.pen business because you've got it all figured out.

I mean nobody else wants into the market, but here you are wasting your time online when you could be a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-16, 10:23 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,748
Posted By DinoShepherd

No surprise performance and feel are similar....

No surprise performance and feel are similar. That was Shimano's design intent with this first generation of road. There are tons of articles on line, but the short version is that Shimano initially...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-16, 05:31 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 14,129
Posted By DinoShepherd

In the grand scheme of big boy toys, cycling is...

In the grand scheme of big boy toys, cycling is one of the cheaper ones.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-16, 11:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By DinoShepherd

CycleArt. They have been doing excellent work for...

CycleArt. They have been doing excellent work for decades.

If you want your fork to look nice, be prepared to write the check. They are very few bargains in the paint world.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-16, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,432
Posted By DinoShepherd

I can't say we were friends, but merely...

I can't say we were friends, but merely acquaintances back in the day.

Visited his shop many times in the early '90s with my racer buddies to hang out and burn some.

The art can't be fully...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-16, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,465
Posted By DinoShepherd

This. The steel bikes and the spine bikes...

This.

The steel bikes and the spine bikes are quite desirable. The aluminum bikes not so much.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-16, 10:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,242
Posted By DinoShepherd

From the other side, I really like the 11 ...

From the other side, I really like the 11

Doesn't get a ton of use with the 50, but i really like it as it gives me a decent gear in the 36 without having to change rings.

Carry on...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-16, 12:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,415
Posted By DinoShepherd

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-16, 10:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,415
Posted By DinoShepherd

Again, not that it matters, but riding a Trek of...

Again, not that it matters, but riding a Trek of that era immediately pegs you as a Lance Armstrong fanboy, bandwagon, d-bag. If you have a fragile ego and/or ride with snobby roadies, this may be a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-16, 10:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,415
Posted By DinoShepherd

Is there something in the water there that make...

Is there something in the water there that make people put their saddles at crazy angles?

Anyway... The Klein. That bike is sick. It wreaks of old skool style. Takes me back to my Jr. racing days,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-16, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By DinoShepherd

Hmmm. My Canadian isn't as strong as it could be,...

Hmmm. My Canadian isn't as strong as it could be, so I may be deciphering the RaceFace site wrong, but it appears the PF30 Cinch is their listing.

Mainly just wanted to let others know that for...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-16, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By DinoShepherd

The RaceFace X-type adapters work great on road...

The RaceFace X-type adapters work great on road frames if you want to run a Shimano crank.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-16, 05:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,272
Posted By DinoShepherd

Baby jogger. Then bike trailer. One of my...

Baby jogger. Then bike trailer.

One of my best seasons was when I trained by dragging my kids around in the Burley trailer up and down our hills.

Did a couple fun rides where I had a whole...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-16, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By DinoShepherd

5-6 hours? No problem. For and only if,...

5-6 hours? No problem.

For and only if, they are good hours.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-16, 09:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,028
Posted By DinoShepherd

Very nicely done. Although I will say that...

Very nicely done.

Although I will say that the Cinelli bars of that ere were awesome. Campione Del Mundo 44-66. :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-16, 11:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 868
Posted By DinoShepherd

Screaming deal for a nice carbon frame. Do...

Screaming deal for a nice carbon frame.

Do it!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-16, 10:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,028
Posted By DinoShepherd

496230 '90's DA seatpost. Anybody else...

496230
'90's DA seatpost.

Anybody else remember these?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-15, 10:27 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 27,383
Posted By DinoShepherd

Damn, never saw that. I just got a new CX frame...

Damn, never saw that. I just got a new CX frame and used the Race Face unit. But I may like this better.

So far so good on the Race Face one, but nothing beats being able to swap an ultegra BB in...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-15, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By DinoShepherd

My lap times in SS and geared CX races are...

My lap times in SS and geared CX races are virtually the same. Crazy.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-15, 11:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,383
Posted By DinoShepherd

Your LBS doesn't know anything if a helmet has...

Your LBS doesn't know anything if a helmet has internal damage. I am curious to hear Giros formal response, but the SOP for them is that if the helmet has taken any .in use. hit is that they...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-15, 01:02 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-15, 08:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,257
Posted By DinoShepherd

Not only do I switch tires, I do a whole bike...

Not only do I switch tires, I do a whole bike switch.

The Look and the Conti 25s come inside and the Niner with tubeless 28s and fenders goes out.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-15, 02:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 974
Posted By DinoShepherd

PDX commuters unite! B.D., that is before...

PDX commuters unite!

B.D., that is before discs, I would smoke a set of rims pretty much every winter. I finally settle on the performance Titans. They didn't last any longer, but they were cheap,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-15, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,486
Posted By DinoShepherd

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484388
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-15, 08:57 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,117
Posted By DinoShepherd

In the main, it's really quite easy to understand...

In the main, it's really quite easy to understand the rain bike concept.

Rain equals water. Water equals wet. Wet equals fenders.

Most race bikes don't play well with fenders. Simple.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-15, 10:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,338
Posted By DinoShepherd

Aksiums are complete pigs. You are better of with...

Aksiums are complete pigs. You are better of with Performance house brand.

The brides CX bike came with them. I bought her some nice hoops and ran her Aksiums on my commuter for a season which...
10-17-15, 08:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,181
Posted By DinoShepherd

This guy, right here, gets it. Don't matter...

This guy, right here, gets it.

Don't matter how you lock it or how many campus cops there are, any decent bike will be gone in a hurry.

A Cannondale in Atlanta... Are you serious?
10-17-15, 02:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,594
Posted By DinoShepherd

Ritchey steel for CX...

Ritchey steel for CX...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-15, 07:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 976
Posted By DinoShepherd

Smart advice. Ruckus Composites in PDX also...

Smart advice.

Ruckus Composites in PDX also does excellent work.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-15, 11:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,871
Posted By DinoShepherd

Yup. Seems not so many here remember it. I...

Yup. Seems not so many here remember it.

I will also admit to thinking it would never be accepted. Remembering we were in the light weight uber alles era. STI shifters added a good chunk of...
10-13-15, 08:17 AM
Replies: 2,934
Views: 255,067
Posted By DinoShepherd

Bicycle helmets are an interesting piece of kit....

Bicycle helmets are an interesting piece of kit. While they are definitely being shown to reduce skull fractures, there is really not much data to be had. Controlled studies that is. It appears...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-15, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By DinoShepherd

I run tubeless in my commuter. Sector 28s on...

I run tubeless in my commuter. Sector 28s on Stans wheels. Really nice. Really like them.

I will tell you, while you won't get flats in the traditional sense, a puncture takes time to heal with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-15, 05:16 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-15, 04:46 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 13,204
Posted By DinoShepherd

Fun story. Makes of it what you will. One...

Fun story. Makes of it what you will.

One of my friends, co.workers and riding buddies was a domestic pro back in the day. Early 40s now, wife, kids, job, travel. You know, a real life. His...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-15, 08:12 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,323
Posted By DinoShepherd

Some races, like CX, have a Clydesdale category....

Some races, like CX, have a Clydesdale category. Times are usually not so far off. It is by wieight , not if you are a fat body, so not a huge difference.

You want to even up local cycling? It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-15, 08:10 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,519
Posted By DinoShepherd

OK gear boys. Think you're fast? Go check...

OK gear boys. Think you're fast?

Go check out the times for single speed vs. geared bikes at your local CX race.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-15, 06:54 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,519
Posted By DinoShepherd

If you have to ask...

If you have to ask...
09-25-15, 09:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,325
Posted By DinoShepherd

Maybe. It depends on the course and the rider. ...

Maybe. It depends on the course and the rider.

I race Bs on a flat bar bike that goes down to 34x36. Sometimes I run and sometimes it makes sense to grind it out, especially on longer run ups...
09-25-15, 03:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,274
Posted By DinoShepherd

Pretty bike. Really pretty. If you like it, Buy...

Pretty bike. Really pretty. If you like it, Buy it!

More so than other categories, SS is about then rider, not the bike.

Around here, if you aren't a Cat I or II, you aren't going to see a...
09-25-15, 02:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,030
Posted By DinoShepherd

When it's possible to race Masters, do so. Lap...

When it's possible to race Masters, do so. Lap times are going to be fast and you will suffer no matter what. The sport is filled with sandbaggers. :-)

Always best (read safer) to be racing with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-15, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 691
Posted By DinoShepherd

I just put a set of the Hutchinson Sector 28s on...

I just put a set of the Hutchinson Sector 28s on my commuter. I run these tubeless on Stans wheels.

They roll nice, are reasonabely light and handle well.

Recommend
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-15, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,547
Posted By DinoShepherd

That's tight already. Tough situation. I...

That's tight already. Tough situation.

I can only share my limited experience here. I had a biker with similar clearance are her fork. No issue ever with the tire itself contacting the fork....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-15, 10:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,514
Posted By DinoShepherd

Well, that all goes without saying.

Well, that all goes without saying.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-15, 10:52 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,138
Posted By DinoShepherd

Sounds like a disorganized, grabastic bunch of...

Sounds like a disorganized, grabastic bunch of people with bikes riding together.

This is often confused with a "paceline" by the casual observer. And although they may appear to be similar at...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-15, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By DinoShepherd

Are you kidding me? You are in then heart of...

Are you kidding me?

You are in then heart of some of the nations finest cycling, and you cant find a ride?

My old stomping grounds. You have four super easy choices.

First, go run Point Loma...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-15, 04:36 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 23,945
Posted By DinoShepherd

If you don't want to see yourself coming the...

If you don't want to see yourself coming the other way on a daily basis or be on a group ride with your same bike, check out the Look 566.

:-)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-15, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,843
Posted By DinoShepherd

^^^^^^ Carrying bikes on any strap rack (no...

^^^^^^

Carrying bikes on any strap rack (no mater how much protecting you do) will eventually result in something very bad happening.

Top of car or a rear of car tray (like the Yakima HoldUp),...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-15, 06:33 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,988
Posted By DinoShepherd

Awesome old school bike. I have a ti bike of...

Awesome old school bike. I have a ti bike of similar vintage. Want to change your life?

Toss a modern 100mm fork, a disc brake and some light tubeless wheels on there.

I had that same fork....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-15, 04:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,220
Posted By DinoShepherd

Dig it. There is so much stupid going on there it...

Dig it. There is so much stupid going on there it hurts.

To the OP. Here is your lesson for the day: always leave yourself an out. Trying to pass next to the curb is stupid.

Doesn't seem like...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-15, 03:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,263
Posted By DinoShepherd

Sure. Grow up and take an economics class...

Sure. Grow up and take an economics class...
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