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Forum: Texas
10-15-12, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,652
Posted By Spinjack

I finally made it to Knobbies and Slicks in...

I finally made it to Knobbies and Slicks in Colleyville. They have what sounds to be a great ride on Saturday mornings, with a wide range of skill levels and mileages. I haven't tried it yet, but...
Forum: Texas
10-15-12, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,652
Posted By Spinjack

Cool thanks. That would make a good extension to...

Cool thanks. That would make a good extension to the Mad Duck route.
Forum: Texas
10-15-12, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,652
Posted By Spinjack

Perfect. How is the ride on Davis and...

Perfect.

How is the ride on Davis and Hall-Johnson? Those are heavily travelled high speed limit roads with no shoulder.
Forum: Texas
10-09-12, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,652
Posted By Spinjack

I just moved to the Southlake area and am looking...

I just moved to the Southlake area and am looking for some rides/routes. I was down in Dallas near White Rock, so I am somewhat familiar with what goes on down there, but up here in Southlake I'm at...
09-25-12, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 963
Posted By Spinjack

I'm in a similar situation (looking for a CX...

I'm in a similar situation (looking for a CX bike). The Delta is almost sold out with no additional production planned.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-12, 12:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,204
Posted By Spinjack

So, it's done. Decided to upgrade rather than...

So, it's done. Decided to upgrade rather than replace. Clearance sales and eBay provided with some good deals on components and ultimately spent much much less than the cost of a 105 groupset. Forte...
02-01-12, 12:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,735
Posted By Spinjack

Deda has started producing the stem, but they are...

Deda has started producing the stem, but they are back ordered. They've sold out their first run already.

I went with the Origin8 version in the meantime. Looks nice enough and will do the job...
12-23-11, 05:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,735
Posted By Spinjack

Did some searching for this stem and it is not...

Did some searching for this stem and it is not released yet. Expected in January 2012.

Found this one as a possible alternative (ignore the color):
...
12-23-11, 12:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,735
Posted By Spinjack

I measured from the center of the tightening bolt...

I measured from the center of the tightening bolt to the center of the clamp.



It looks like Ben's has some narrower bars.



I based the jump and my own decidedly unscientific methods....
12-23-11, 12:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,735
Posted By Spinjack

Yes. Some of those anyway.

Yes. Some of those anyway.
12-23-11, 11:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,735
Posted By Spinjack

To use automotive vernacular, my bike is a...

To use automotive vernacular, my bike is a resto-mod. It is actually a mid-90's LeMond. Everything is original except the saddle and wheel set. This entire process started here:...
12-23-11, 08:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,735
Posted By Spinjack

This is what I am looking at: Length: 110mm...

This is what I am looking at:

Length: 110mm or 100mm
Bar: 31.8mm (new lightweight bars seem to all be this size)
Quill: 22mm

Edit: It looks like Ben's has some 25.8mm bars.
12-23-11, 08:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,735
Posted By Spinjack

The old stem is Cinelli, but it is too long. I've...

The old stem is Cinelli, but it is too long. I've been living with it because changing out a quill is a royal pain in the ass. However, my shifters died, so I'm going to replace everything north of...
12-23-11, 06:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,735
Posted By Spinjack

Quill stems

I posted the following over in Road Cycling it was suggested that i post here for better info:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/787972-Quill-stem

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Anyone know a good source for quill...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-11, 05:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,441
Posted By Spinjack

wow! awesome leads. looks like staying with a...

wow! awesome leads. looks like staying with a quill is the way to go after all.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-11, 04:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,441
Posted By Spinjack

Good point. I han't really done the math.

Good point. I han't really done the math.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-11, 09:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,441
Posted By Spinjack

Thanks for all the input. It looks like I was on...

Thanks for all the input. It looks like I was on the right track to begin with. Though I'd like to maintain the look, to me weight trumps looks (at least in this case) and even a threadless/adapter...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-11, 09:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,441
Posted By Spinjack

Quill stem

Anyone know a good source for quill type stems? It is rather hard to find good ones these days. I did a forum search and a Google search but the number of posts/threads with the word "stem" is...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-11, 03:48 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 9,023
Posted By Spinjack

I realize it was not an option in this case. The...

I realize it was not an option in this case. The conversation had moved on to more general terms, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-11, 02:53 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 9,023
Posted By Spinjack

Why has nobody mentioned using the one weapon...

Why has nobody mentioned using the one weapon that every cyclist has at their disposal, their bike?

If you are in a situation where you cannot outrun the dog (during a climb, for instance),...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-11, 10:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,030
Posted By Spinjack

Lost respect for Outside with those "Myths". ...

Lost respect for Outside with those "Myths".

#1 and #2 are completely misleading.

Barefoot running is definitely better. But if you switch from heel striking to mid-foot striking you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-11, 04:30 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,404
Posted By Spinjack

For $10,000, I'm keeping my LeMond and getting...

For $10,000, I'm keeping my LeMond and getting one of these:

http://www.notepaper.ru/img/img_320/ducati-monster-796.jpg
12-12-11, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,209
Posted By Spinjack

Interesting. My thoughts mirror yours, but the...

Interesting. My thoughts mirror yours, but the LBS I went to tried to sell me on 20" bikes. They looked waaaaaaaaay too big for her, though.

I decided to go with the 18" (see's tall for her age)...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-11, 03:35 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,530
Posted By Spinjack

What to do when you can no longer legally sell...

What to do when you can no longer legally sell actual bike:
http://www.lemondfitness.com/
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-11, 07:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,085
Posted By Spinjack

A thief is going to nick the Specialized or a...

A thief is going to nick the Specialized or a Trek first, unless the thief just happens to be a cycling enthusiast who knows the value of a Seven or Serotta. And even if the thief did know, he'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-11, 09:05 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,530
Posted By Spinjack

I'm at the same place regarding the fork. I need...

I'm at the same place regarding the fork. I need need a new headset and want to put on a shorter stem, so I thought about installing a lighter all-carbon threadless fork. But, I don't want to ruin...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-11, 10:15 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,530
Posted By Spinjack

:popcorn

:popcorn
12-07-11, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,209
Posted By Spinjack

Good point regarding the weight. I hadn't thought...

Good point regarding the weight. I hadn't thought of that.

Come to think of it, her 12" Huffy feels like it weighs about as much as my 59" steel LeMond road bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-11, 05:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,204
Posted By Spinjack

Ok, so I've cured myself of the idiocy of going...

Ok, so I've cured myself of the idiocy of going with downtube shifters and have been scoring eBay and Craigslist looking for 105 or Ultegra 9-speed brifters. I see the 105 shifters from Taiwan for...
12-07-11, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,209
Posted By Spinjack

18" versus 16"

My 5 year old daughter has outgrown her 12" bike and "Santa" is going to get her a new bike. However, I'm undecided whether to get her a 16" or an 18". A 20" is definitely way too big.

I want to...
12-06-11, 06:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,358
Posted By Spinjack

Just saw them at Performance.

Just saw them at Performance.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-11, 01:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,053
Posted By Spinjack

During a trip to Beijing once, I spoke with some...

During a trip to Beijing once, I spoke with some locals about the counterfeiting. I was surprised to learn than many "counterfeits" are not counterfeit but are unauthorized. The people at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-11, 12:12 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 8,929
Posted By Spinjack

SRAM is fine until electric shifting makes it to...

SRAM is fine until electric shifting makes it to the Tiagra level. Then they are screwed if they haven't responded.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-11, 07:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,204
Posted By Spinjack

Wow, BikeForums has really made this difficult. I...

Wow, BikeForums has really made this difficult. I was almost to the point that I thought I should build my own frame (the framebuilding section is awesome). New vs used vs upgrade. Steel vs. aluminum...
Forum: Texas
11-17-11, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By Spinjack

Did anyone from this forum addend? Any earth...

Did anyone from this forum addend? Any earth shattering news?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-11, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,663
Posted By Spinjack

You might give people more than 30 minutes to...

You might give people more than 30 minutes to respond.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-11, 08:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 719
Posted By Spinjack

Bite the bullet and sell the car, keep the bike....

Bite the bullet and sell the car, keep the bike. Your expenses will go down considerably and, as mentioned above, selling the bike to keep the car is very short term. Buy a car once your income...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-11, 02:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,204
Posted By Spinjack

Interesting idea. Especially considering that I...

Interesting idea. Especially considering that I spend 99% of the time in the middle ring with the exception of fast downhills and flats with a strong tail wind. My only concern would being using a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-11, 11:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,204
Posted By Spinjack

So, will at 10-speed crankset accept a 9-speed...

So, will at 10-speed crankset accept a 9-speed chain? If I keep the LeMond I'll want to dump the triple and get a compact double.

I think I'm getting a clearer picture. thanks for all the input.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-11, 07:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,204
Posted By Spinjack

It does. Thanks. I'm 6'2" with a 32" inseam,...

It does. Thanks.

I'm 6'2" with a 32" inseam, so I'm a bit short of leg and long of torso. My bike is a 59 and I've always felt a bit stretched out on it, but then when I got on a 58 Fuji at an LBS...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-11, 09:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,204
Posted By Spinjack

I didn't think about the eBay route. I'm...

I didn't think about the eBay route. I'm surprised at how much new old stuff is on there.

Do the shifters "know" what gear they are in or is that determined by the derailleur? I've been getting...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-11, 12:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,204
Posted By Spinjack

Dilemma

I'm in a bit of quandary an so thought I'd see what the bet and brightest of BF might have to say.

The short of it is that I need to decide between replacing the group set on my bike or replace...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-11, 09:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,294
Posted By Spinjack

Have a set on my LeMond. I weight 230. They've...

Have a set on my LeMond. I weight 230. They've held up beautifully, which cannot be said of the stock wheels.
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