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09-10-12, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,585
Posted By Halebopp

Thanks for the reply, wasn't referring to the...

Thanks for the reply, wasn't referring to the mounting method. I need threaded for my cantis. However, several models seem to be threaded:
Mountain: http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/images/brk14.jpg
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09-08-12, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,585
Posted By Halebopp

Which Kool Stop Salmon Pads?

Supra2 or Mountain (or Dura2? Is that a thing?) Thanks all!
09-01-12, 03:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,382
Posted By Halebopp

Missed the front half of the saddle on a remount...

Missed the front half of the saddle on a remount today on my ride. Turns out that rotating ritchey speedmax tires do a good job grating thighs.
08-28-12, 07:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,382
Posted By Halebopp

I haven't been able to ride my cross bike in over...

I haven't been able to ride my cross bike in over a week because of a malfunctioning crank. UGH.
08-24-12, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 101,132
Posted By Halebopp

Sorry for the rambling (and for any typos,...

Sorry for the rambling (and for any typos, smartphone keypads are unforgiving...)
08-24-12, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 101,132
Posted By Halebopp

My (slightly tearful) reaction to the Armstrong news

When I heard the Armstrong news last night, I started thinking, then started to get a little emotional...and I think I know why.

I've obviously known he's been doping for years, this changes...
07-31-12, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By Halebopp

Left crank is shot - replace or new set?

Got a kaput SRAM Force left crank. Should I buy a new arm for $120 or get a brand spankin' new Rival crankset for the same price?
07-22-12, 12:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,382
Posted By Halebopp

It's getting to be that time.

Figured it is about that time...shaved my legs, dusted off the cross bike, and rode this weekend. Can't wait for the fall.
03-24-12, 10:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,370
Posted By Halebopp

Honestly, I'd agree with that. I was able to get...

Honestly, I'd agree with that. I was able to get around 250 (I think) for my road frame, and 200 for the old 105 shifters. I bet you I wouldn't have gotten more than 500 for the complete bike...and...
02-23-12, 06:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,370
Posted By Halebopp

This thread is almost a year old...so this ship...

This thread is almost a year old...so this ship sailed a while ago.

smailsteve - I sold the frame a while back. Thanks for asking though.

SurlyLaika - thanks for the advice, but its too late!...
07-16-11, 10:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,607
Posted By Halebopp

Yup. Heres your problem: ...

Yup. Heres your problem:

http://cdn.mos.bikeradar.com/images/news/2009/06/29/1246274425625-1118dgj372ipg-150-65.jpg

vs.
...
07-16-11, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By Halebopp

:thumb: Good fun. Been doing some...

:thumb:

Good fun. Been doing some singletrack on my cross bike recently, its actually more fun than on my MTB!
07-16-11, 02:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,814
Posted By Halebopp

Yeah it wouldn't be a problem, especially if its...

Yeah it wouldn't be a problem, especially if its a more race oriented cross bike. Most of them have pretty aggressive geometry similar to road bikes. Get some road tires, a 52 tooth chainring, and...
06-21-11, 10:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 228
Posted By Halebopp

2001 sid sl - upgrade?

Question for you all - I have a 2001 SID SL on my bike. I've ridden it for the past three years or so. I've never had a real problem with it, but it was my first suspension fork so I don't know what...
06-16-11, 07:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,057
Posted By Halebopp

career [kəˈrɪə] n 1. a path or progress...

career [kəˈrɪə]
n 1. a path or progress through life or history

Whatever. ;)
06-16-11, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,057
Posted By Halebopp

3speed - I don't know much about them because I...

3speed - I don't know much about them because I was basically gifted the wheels a few years bake, and have never have used any alternate brake surface like ceramic or carbon in all of my...
06-15-11, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,057
Posted By Halebopp

Yeah they are ceramic coated. Hence my question.

Yeah they are ceramic coated. Hence my question.
06-15-11, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,057
Posted By Halebopp

I ask because I read the below (and I already...

I ask because I read the below (and I already have a pair of normal pads laying around)

"If you're going to use rim brakes with high end wheels, you should seriously consider those with ceramic...
06-15-11, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,057
Posted By Halebopp

Mavic x517 rims - need special pads?

I have Mavic x517 rims (ca 2001) and for the first time need to change the brake pads. I have XTR v-brakes of the same vintage. Do I need special compound pads for these rims or can I use normal XTR...
05-25-11, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By Halebopp

Awesome! What's the build going to consist of?

Awesome! What's the build going to consist of?
05-05-11, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,505
Posted By Halebopp

Yeah, the deal was for a older model ec70x, I...

Yeah, the deal was for a older model ec70x, I only ordered it a few weeks ago so I must have snapped up one of the last ones.
05-05-11, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,505
Posted By Halebopp

I have a Easton EC70x that I got for $90 (awesome...

I have a Easton EC70x that I got for $90 (awesome deal off pricepoint). I've been really happy with it, and have experienced no brake shudder or anything like that. Pretty lightweight, shaved over a...
04-30-11, 03:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,677
Posted By Halebopp

Just get a nice U-Lock, and if you're really...

Just get a nice U-Lock, and if you're really concerned also get one of those cables that attaches to it so you can weave it through the wheels.

I've had no problem's with bike theft before (knock...
04-27-11, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,286
Posted By Halebopp

Oh interesting. When i purchased them it was a...

Oh interesting. When i purchased them it was a set for a base price of $150 (that sales coupons could be applied to). Now it looks like they're just selling them individually? Anyway, for 140 now its...
04-27-11, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,286
Posted By Halebopp

Hmm. Well regardless, back in early Februrary or...

Hmm. Well regardless, back in early Februrary or so, I waited and got the $150 Titans with a 20% of code for $120. That was a huge steal over any comprable wheelset that i could find. And I'm really...
04-27-11, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,286
Posted By Halebopp

+1 on the Titans. I have them and they've held up...

+1 on the Titans. I have them and they've held up well, even over rocky/rooty singletrack.
04-26-11, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By Halebopp

For what its worth, I'm very happy with my...

For what its worth, I'm very happy with my Motobecne Fantom Cross frame (aluminum). I actually just re-built mine up, the pics are in a thread a few threads down.

I'm pretty sure the geometry is...
04-23-11, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Posted By Halebopp

Ha, I really didnt notice how large the drop was...

Ha, I really didnt notice how large the drop was until I looked at the picture. I'm not sure what it is. I'm not picky and like an aggressive set-up, but I should measure it for posterity's sake.
04-22-11, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Posted By Halebopp

My Revamped Cross Bike! (Pics)

I ended up selling my road bike frame...and after a few months of scouring and putting things together...the revamped cross bike done!

Some of you might consider it putting lipstick on a...
04-16-11, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,888
Posted By Halebopp

Just upgraded to a 39 and 12-26. Works great....

Just upgraded to a 39 and 12-26. Works great. Last fall I was running a 34 and 11-21 (not ideal probably, but it worked fine).
04-09-11, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By Halebopp

Awesome! Enjoy the ride.

Awesome! Enjoy the ride.
04-06-11, 02:03 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 106,491
Posted By Halebopp

Second item: Anyone have a RIGHT Sram Rival...

Second item:

Anyone have a RIGHT Sram Rival shifter laying around?
04-06-11, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,130
Posted By Halebopp

A lot of people ride/race eggbeaters. In fact,...

A lot of people ride/race eggbeaters. In fact, beaters and SPDs seem to make up the majority of the pedals you see at cross races.
04-05-11, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,007
Posted By Halebopp

New Easton ec70x or used ec90x (or similar)?

I'm looking for a carbon fork to update my old heavy steel one. I don't have a huge budget.

I saw pricepoint has a good deal closing out the ec70x fork: Only $109
...
04-01-11, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By Halebopp

:innocent:

:innocent:
04-01-11, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By Halebopp

:thumb:

:thumb:
04-01-11, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By Halebopp

Sven Nys to race 2011-2012 cross season in US!!!

http://www.cxmagazine.com/sven-nys-commits-race-201112-cyclocross-season

:p
03-30-11, 06:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,645
Posted By Halebopp

Gaerne Electra mountain shoes, Performance Forte...

Gaerne Electra mountain shoes, Performance Forte Carve pedals. Very happy with both!
03-29-11, 01:02 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 106,491
Posted By Halebopp

Anybody have a carbon fork they would want to...

Anybody have a carbon fork they would want to part with?
03-24-11, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By Halebopp

I have a fantom frame, and enjoy the slightly...

I have a fantom frame, and enjoy the slightly aggressive positioning.

I would get a Fantom with Rival in heartbeat if I could, for what its worth. I actually am planning to upgrade my Fantom (got...
03-23-11, 07:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,370
Posted By Halebopp

My other thought is that one I graduate this...

My other thought is that one I graduate this semester, I'll probably be moving around a lot over the next few years. I don't know that I'll always have room and ability to take care of an entire...
03-15-11, 09:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,370
Posted By Halebopp

I'm aware that my bike won't be as valuble to...

I'm aware that my bike won't be as valuble to someone else as it is to me. But as a college student I'm having trouble scraping together the time and especially money to devote to both bikes. Its...
03-14-11, 08:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,370
Posted By Halebopp

There are new components into it, now it has a...

There are new components into it, now it has a ritchey stem/seatpost, cinelli bars, 5500 series shimano components (the brifters are actually recent NOS, and have less than 200 miles on them), FSA...
03-14-11, 06:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,370
Posted By Halebopp

I'd go steel fork to carbon fork, old 9 speed 105...

I'd go steel fork to carbon fork, old 9 speed 105 to SRAM Rival, (tubular wheelset??)
03-14-11, 06:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,370
Posted By Halebopp

Should I sell my road bike and put time and $$$ into my cyclocross bike?

Have a 2001 Schwinn Fastback, nice bike, I like it.

Have a motobecane fantom cx (I built up from the frame).

Obviously neither of these bikes are superbikes, but both are nice and...
03-14-11, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,085
Posted By Halebopp

Cool! Have fun with it!

Cool! Have fun with it!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-11, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,263
Posted By Halebopp

Also have ridden it through the winter here in...

Also have ridden it through the winter here in central NY - meaning salt, slush, snow, rain, cinders, mud, gravel, and whatever else you can possible think of. I give it a thorough bath once a month...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-11, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,263
Posted By Halebopp

I have a motobecane fantom cross frameset,...

I have a motobecane fantom cross frameset, purchased for 199 off bikeisland. I buit it up with old 105 9speed parts I had, and really like it.

It's light enough, and has taken whatever I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-11, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By Halebopp

Alright, thanks for all the replies everyone....

Alright, thanks for all the replies everyone. I'll try stopping by the LBS today.
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