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01-08-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 862
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Posted By kergin

Ended up going with the Sirrus X Carbon Comp -...

Ended up going with the Sirrus X Carbon Comp - it's a great little hybrid, though there are some things that need... tweaking? I either want a longer stem or more setback on the seatpost, along with...
01-05-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 862
Views: 225,071
Posted By kergin

Yeah, the Carbon X Comp is the one I'm referring...

Yeah, the Carbon X Comp is the one I'm referring to. I'll have to swing by the shop again to try out both with an allen key set in my pocket. My hunch says Medium with a 100mm stem, but I'll have to...
01-05-19, 12:41 AM
Replies: 862
Views: 225,071
Posted By kergin

Question for the thread: I'm gonna get a Sirrus...

Question for the thread: I'm gonna get a Sirrus Carbon Comp for commuting, but I'm unsure of what size I should take. I'm 5'10", which puts me on an L frame; however, the standover on that size is...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-11, 09:07 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,356
Posted By kergin

Physical limitations that come with old age? I...

Physical limitations that come with old age? I guess some people prefer to be more upright / want taller head tubes.
09-17-11, 07:04 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,681
Posted By kergin

Just as an aside: I just built up my second Miele...

Just as an aside: I just built up my second Miele Latina Road Issue (the first one ended with a snapped DS DO :( ), and it's remarkable how well they ride for simple traditional-diameter Columbus SL...
Replies: 5
Views: 3,776
Posted By kergin

That bike might get close to $500 if it were in...

That bike might get close to $500 if it were in Toronto, but if you're in the states, where demand for Miele bike is pretty low, I'd offer $350 and see what happens. That model does not command $500.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-11, 07:56 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,593
Posted By kergin

This should be an interesting frame. S3 is...

This should be an interesting frame. S3 is excellent stuff, if not a little scary, because of how light it is. IMHO, there are a few things that hold me back from carbon:

1. Damaged tubes aren't...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-11, 07:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,695
Posted By kergin

Are you a welder? OP - also take a look at...

Are you a welder?

OP - also take a look at Marinoni: www.marinoni.qc.ca. You should be able to snag a Columbus Spirit-based Piuma with a fork for around $900. They're made in Quebec, Canada, so I...
08-14-11, 09:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,366
Posted By kergin

Very classy build, but I would remove the pump...

Very classy build, but I would remove the pump band, because it's guaranteed to ruin the paint.
08-07-11, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15,283
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Posted By kergin

Have: -Paul Neo Retro F/R silver matte cantis ...

Have:
-Paul Neo Retro F/R silver matte cantis
-C.King Sotto Voce Black 1.125 HS
-Campy Chorus BSA BB (latest model)
-Thomson X2 100mm 31.6 Black stem

Want:
-Campy 9/10 RD
-Campy Chorus ITA...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-11, 05:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,198
Posted By kergin

Honestly, to those of you complaining about the...

Honestly, to those of you complaining about the Open Pro: have you ever actually laced a set of wheels yourself? Ever laced using Open Pros vs the competition? Mavic rims have always been very good...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-11, 06:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,538
Posted By kergin

Patch it with Bud Light cans.

Patch it with Bud Light cans.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-11, 06:20 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,386
Posted By kergin

I would argue that Campagnolo has never even...

I would argue that Campagnolo has never even approached ubiquity in North America. Others have stated various reasons, and I essentially think it comes down to lack of OE distribution. Campy likely...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-11, 05:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,551
Posted By kergin

$1650 or so for an S3 frame and Alpha Q for from...

$1650 or so for an S3 frame and Alpha Q for from Hugh @ True North Cycles. Wait was around four months, IIRC.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-11, 07:28 AM
Replies: 18,759
Views: 3,741,002
Posted By kergin

... you build?

... you build?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-11, 12:06 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,662
Posted By kergin

7900 looks like arse. Shimano should just do a...

7900 looks like arse. Shimano should just do a re-issue of 7800 with hidden cables and be done with it.
01-16-11, 12:00 AM
Replies: 1,464
Views: 137,545
Posted By kergin

You win.

You win.
01-10-11, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2,466
Views: 144,956
Posted By kergin

I one-up you: http://i.imgur.com/meXlf.jpg ...

I one-up you:

http://i.imgur.com/meXlf.jpg

As seen last summer, around Adelaide & Spadina.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-11, 07:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,334
Posted By kergin

Mavic seems to have changed... something, because...

Mavic seems to have changed... something, because there's a noticeable difference in quality between an older Open Pro and the ones available today. I can't get mine to last longer than a year before...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-11, 06:28 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 15,470
Posted By kergin

This is really splitting hairs, IMO, and it reeks...

This is really splitting hairs, IMO, and it reeks of buyer's remorse. If the frame hasn't changed from '08 to '10 and you paid a good price on an NOS frameset, then just ride the friggin' thing and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-11, 11:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,334
Posted By kergin

They are Campagnolo wheels, which means they...

They are Campagnolo wheels, which means they ought to be tough as f*ck and very smooth.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-11, 06:08 AM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 696,430
Posted By kergin

http://i.imgur.com/abaDP.gif

http://i.imgur.com/abaDP.gif
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-11, 10:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,906
Posted By kergin

TT S3 really lets you build a stupid-light steel...

TT S3 really lets you build a stupid-light steel frame; I know this because I had Hugh Black (True North Cycles) build me a TIG road frame with this tube set. Nicely enough, the bike isn't even close...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-11, 08:42 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,596
Posted By kergin

Could've gotten them for less with better hubs...

Could've gotten them for less with better hubs and your choice of spokes, FWIW.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-10, 10:31 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,414
Posted By kergin

Just make sure you run an OG-1090 cassette on...

Just make sure you run an OG-1090 cassette on that if you don't want to replace the freehub body every season.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-10, 08:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,508
Posted By kergin

For a thousand? I'd agree with customs. I don't...

For a thousand? I'd agree with customs. I don't know how keen I'd be on going carbon unless it was strictly for racing. If you want an all-rounder, I'd go with an aluminum rim - possibly DT or...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-10, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 422,084
Posted By kergin

I've been told the coil spring is a bugger to get...

I've been told the coil spring is a bugger to get back into place.

Dang - I just realized that I don't own a single non-steel road bike, yet I never, ever post pics.

This is one shot done by...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-10, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 422,084
Posted By kergin

That's extremely sketchy. I hold quite the...

That's extremely sketchy. I hold quite the opposite opinion on quill stems; I think they're extremely elegant when executed properly: Shimano & Nitto come to mind. I also don't change my bars often...
11-23-10, 06:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,360
Posted By kergin

The Kona ***** Tonk fits the bill. It's only...

The Kona ***** Tonk fits the bill. It's only downfalls are the crappier than crap stock headset and fork, which somehow weighs a tonne.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-10, 06:03 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,026
Posted By kergin

That's too bad to hear. I assume you race or ride...

That's too bad to hear. I assume you race or ride this bike every day, if maintenance like chains and cassettes are somewhat ad-hoc? Parts distribution for Campy really does suck over here and so...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-10, 05:55 AM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 422,084
Posted By kergin

Very classy build, but why go with a quill to...

Very classy build, but why go with a quill to threadless adapter? You can get Salsa Short 'n Shallows in a 26.0 and a beautiful Nitto Dynamic stem that would make the setup absolute tits.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-10, 05:53 AM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 422,084
Posted By kergin

That looks awesome. Do you notice any flex in the...

That looks awesome. Do you notice any flex in the fork, by chance?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-10, 07:45 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,348
Posted By kergin

It is *really* nasty stuff; however, it does what...

It is *really* nasty stuff; however, it does what all these other ridiculously weaker and overpriced products do in a fraction of the time. Hell, the safety option is to use dish detergent in your...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-10, 05:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,348
Posted By kergin

I've found that non-chlorinated aerosol brake...

I've found that non-chlorinated aerosol brake cleaner from an auto shop gets grease off faster than anything else. Works great on the chain, too. The only precautions I've used are rubber gloves and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-10, 07:40 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 41,169
Posted By kergin

I wonder if Trek would ever do a limited re-run...

I wonder if Trek would ever do a limited re-run of their classic steel road frames in modern tubing, like Spirit for lugs? I feel that such a run, possibly made in the USA, would sell very well....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-10, 07:30 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,235
Posted By kergin

A set of used DA-7700 Open Pro wheels. I am a...

A set of used DA-7700 Open Pro wheels. I am a staunch supporter of Chris King hubs, and I've got three sets of wheels built around them at this point. So, I was genuinely pleased and shocked at how...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-10, 06:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,619
Posted By kergin

<--- Toronto == Streetcar tracks. I've eaten my...

<--- Toronto == Streetcar tracks. I've eaten my fair share of **** as a result of those things. You want fun? Ride over that stuff after a good rainstorm.
09-10-10, 09:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,992
Posted By kergin

If I spent that kind of coin on a bike, I'd...

If I spent that kind of coin on a bike, I'd likely hassle for a Richard Sachs, and I'd likely pay 5K for a frameset alone.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-10, 07:29 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,472
Posted By kergin

1. Its gonna happen again and again and again. ...

1. Its gonna happen again and again and again.
2. Adrenaline is powerful stuff.
3. Strangers can be awesome.
09-01-10, 08:45 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 20,107
Posted By kergin

Randy, that looks awesome. I'd love to hunt one...

Randy, that looks awesome. I'd love to hunt one of these frames down, but I am just about to take ownership of a 753 Proctor with a Reynolds wishbone stay. Always wanted a Strawberry for that stay...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-10, 06:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,788
Posted By kergin

Right, so you've got a Miyata 1400, which is a...

Right, so you've got a Miyata 1400, which is a very high-end old road bike. You couldn't replace it if you wanted to, and the bike fits, so why on earth would you disgard it? Especially if the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-10, 06:04 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,652
Posted By kergin

I wouldn't bother, unless you a) race and b) get...

I wouldn't bother, unless you a) race and b) get a deal.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-10, 11:04 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,652
Posted By kergin

One of: Tommasini Sintesi, De Rosa Neo Primato,...

One of: Tommasini Sintesi, De Rosa Neo Primato, Cinelli Super-Corsa, Pegoretti...

If it were still possible - Richard Sachs.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-10, 07:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,788
Posted By kergin

Ec90sl

Ec90sl
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-10, 05:27 AM
Replies: 18,759
Views: 3,741,002
Posted By kergin

Getting long-term (1.5mo away) Custom True...

Getting long-term (1.5mo away)
Custom True Temper S3 road frame w/Alpha Q fork & Chris King HS

Ordered / Getting this week:
Chris King SRAM BB
28.6 Braze on adapter
Salsa Lip Lock
Thomson...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-10, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 831
Posted By kergin

It's a tradeoff for sure. Those wheels aren't...

It's a tradeoff for sure. Those wheels aren't even close to being as nice as the stock ones. King headset? Nice.

FWIW, should be a comfortable ride. I would never pay full MSRP for it, though....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-10, 05:18 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 9,106
Posted By kergin

I beat this: One of my road bikes has a...

I beat this:

One of my road bikes has a frame made of Columbus Spirit, which rides very well, but it's extremely thin tubing. About a month ago, I swapped a pair of King wheels onto it and leaned...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-10, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,004
Posted By kergin

It's a good crank. SRAM used to make (and...

It's a good crank. SRAM used to make (and probably still does) some ****ty triples for the OEM market, although I seem to notice FSA has that market cornered now. I use one of those cranks on my city...
08-21-10, 09:28 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,092
Posted By kergin

Funny thing about Helical join points (hehe AOP):...

Funny thing about Helical join points (hehe AOP): pull apart a Chris King rear hub, and there it is. The design lives on, albeit in a slight variation. I suspect that helical design is *very* sturdy...
08-16-10, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2,466
Views: 144,956
Posted By kergin

Funny, I haven't owned a fixie for a while now,...

Funny, I haven't owned a fixie for a while now, and I'm starting to think about one again... First, though - I need to get my True North roadie delivered and set it up. Hugh has been awesome to deal...
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