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Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-11, 12:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,264
Posted By CycleFreakLS

I think tire/tube lifetime vary depending on: -...

I think tire/tube lifetime vary depending on:
- your weight (a little 95 glb irl is going to get a lot more miles than 230 lb guy)
- tire pressure
- road surface quality

I ride Conti...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-11, 09:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,290
Posted By CycleFreakLS

Best of luck ... but I wouldn't buy a bike from...

Best of luck ... but I wouldn't buy a bike from Litespeed (ABG) for 1/2 the price of what CC is selling it. ABG is a scummy company run by a bunch of trolls.

Caveat emptor
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-11, 08:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,519
Posted By CycleFreakLS

see the YouTube video I made above ...

see the YouTube video I made above ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-11, 08:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,519
Posted By CycleFreakLS

No, I think you read it wrong. It says free...

No, I think you read it wrong. It says
free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use

normal use = riding a bike

It has never been crashed. Always transported upright (front...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-11, 04:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By CycleFreakLS

Buying from CC ... good call. Buying anything...

Buying from CC ... good call. Buying anything from ABG (Litespeed, QRoo) ... well ... what's the saying?
caveat emptor
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-11, 04:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,519
Posted By CycleFreakLS

My Reply to ABG

This is my reply to ABG's reply (thread post #22), my comments in blue, ABG in black, warranty quote in red:

Derailleur hangers are not a warranty issue.
Wrong.
This is the warranty:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-11, 05:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,991
Posted By CycleFreakLS

I wouldn't buy anything from ABG ... ie,...

I wouldn't buy anything from ABG ... ie, Litespeed or Quintano Roo. ABG's warranty is ... how does another roadie put it (?) ... toilet paper. If you're going to buy CF, consider cervelo,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-11, 03:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,519
Posted By CycleFreakLS

Reply from ABG

>> so would buying a titanium bike from lynskey or moots be a better choice than buying a bike from abg ?
> ftfy

from ABG:
Kate brought back your claim to the warranty department and we...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-11, 07:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,408
Posted By CycleFreakLS

Depends upon the craftsmanship and whether the...

Depends upon the craftsmanship and whether the warranty is worth anything; i.e., whether the manufacturer is reputable. To that end, I'd steer clear of anything distantly, vaguely, stenchly related...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-11, 05:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,519
Posted By CycleFreakLS

Litespeed Warranty

2002 Litespeed Ghisallo (sm); original owner (yes, have the sales receipt)
problem - der. hanger sheared off

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuCnL-iwAbc

from ABG:
we cannot repair your frame...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-11, 11:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,519
Posted By CycleFreakLS

Litespeed Warranty

Hello,

Has anybody had any recent experience with Litespeed warranty coverage, specifically a road frame.
Thanks in advance,

- Tyson
09-10-09, 04:03 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,417
Posted By CycleFreakLS

Ssdt

Ssdt
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-09, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 793
Posted By CycleFreakLS

Well it still costs more. Bang for the buck,...

Well it still costs more. Bang for the buck, Rival is probably top dog. Should note though, a deciding factor may be the shape of the shifter and how it fits into your hand. I know some who cannot...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-09, 06:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 793
Posted By CycleFreakLS

Shimano 105, SRAM Rival, and nothing from Campy.

Shimano 105, SRAM Rival, and nothing from Campy.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-09, 04:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,077
Posted By CycleFreakLS

I would still disagree. SPDs are the smallest and...

I would still disagree. SPDs are the smallest and the most prone to hotspots. Your weight is distributed over the cleat-pedal area, which in the case of Speedplay is actually bigger than Look or...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-09, 02:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,077
Posted By CycleFreakLS

I wouldn't say that Speedplay has a smaller...

I wouldn't say that Speedplay has a smaller platform. The pedal body is smaller but the cleat is huge. I rode Shimanos for 15+ years (good ol' clips and cages years before that). Then switched to the...
07-31-09, 08:29 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 10,595
Posted By CycleFreakLS

True, but Alberto whined after the Tour and he...

True, but Alberto whined after the Tour and he whined last year too ...
Forum: Foo
07-30-09, 12:56 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,886
Posted By CycleFreakLS

Dunno if the top 3 belong in front of #4 ...

Dunno if the top 3 belong in front of #4 ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-09, 12:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,601
Posted By CycleFreakLS

True. I have both wheel systems and luckily for...

True. I have both wheel systems and luckily for me, Easton repair is essentially "local" (though I wouldn't drive there in CA traffic). I've got Shimano and Easton factory wheels and have never had a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-09, 10:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,601
Posted By CycleFreakLS

That is total garbage. Mavic makes good wheels...

That is total garbage. Mavic makes good wheels (and I'm no Mavic fan). So does American Classic, Easton, Zipp (although Zipp is ridiculously expensive). I've ridden for many years on Ultegra and DA...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-09, 09:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,601
Posted By CycleFreakLS

How about Easton EA70s?

How about Easton EA70s?
07-29-09, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 972
Posted By CycleFreakLS

It is as irrelevant as most of your posts.

It is as irrelevant as most of your posts.
07-27-09, 08:53 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 7,245
Posted By CycleFreakLS

Humble in victory. Gracious in defeat. AC...

Humble in victory. Gracious in defeat.
AC hasn't learned the first.
LeBron hasn't learned the second.
07-26-09, 11:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,053
Posted By CycleFreakLS

MonoSierra ... Why do you bother replying to the...

MonoSierra ... Why do you bother replying to the drivel posted by botto? If you see the name on the left, skip the post (they're just like howzit's). Look at the next one.
07-26-09, 09:14 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,138
Posted By CycleFreakLS

I didn't say he wouldn't have won any; I don't...

I didn't say he wouldn't have won any; I don't think he would have won four.

List the great teams. Saxo? I don't see him going to Saxo and Andy being his domestique. Garmin? That would be a great...
07-26-09, 08:05 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,138
Posted By CycleFreakLS

Only because he is a talented rider that's been...

Only because he is a talented rider that's been on great teams. You think he'd have 4 if he'd been riding for Euskatel? Silence Lotto? Rabobank? If he's not on a great team in the future, he may find...
07-25-09, 06:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,064
Posted By CycleFreakLS

Very very very sad. This accident is...

Very very very sad.

This accident is precisely why I almost NEVER go down Ridge Park ... always Vista Ridge. On both streets I can hit 40+ easily.

Ridge Park has (a) too many manhole covers in...
07-24-09, 08:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,819
Posted By CycleFreakLS

Agreed, but there's only a few teams where'd he...

Agreed, but there's only a few teams where'd he still be THE favorite as opposed to one of many favorites. If he loses a chunk of time in a TTT, he'll make it back in a TT. That means he'd have to...
07-24-09, 08:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,819
Posted By CycleFreakLS

Yes, but there's probably less than 5. Look at...

Yes, but there's probably less than 5. Look at the start list for this year's Tour. Saxo? Garmin? I don't think the Schlecks and Wiggins want to be domestiques. It would be interesting to see FdJ,...
07-23-09, 12:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,407
Posted By CycleFreakLS

I think Contador would be a fool to be near...

I think Contador would be a fool to be near Dopeakourov. If the ASO holds true to form, Vino won't be anywhere near the TdF next year. And if Alberto's on that team, he'll get to watch the TdF on VS.
07-22-09, 05:00 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 19,089
Posted By CycleFreakLS

But that doesn't mean he'll be a GT favorite. If...

But that doesn't mean he'll be a GT favorite. If he wasn't on Discovery/Astana, do you think he'd have 3 GT wins? ACs on ... Skil-Shimano, Milram, C d'E, Cofidis, FdJ, Euskatel ... do you think he's...
07-22-09, 04:43 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 19,089
Posted By CycleFreakLS

Yes, Lance and Andreas rode a great ride....

Yes, Lance and Andreas rode a great ride. Contador is a great stage racer but he isn't the sharpest crayon in the box with respect to race tactics. Here's another perspective:

Even Kim Anderson,...
07-22-09, 09:44 AM
Replies: 520
Views: 19,089
Posted By CycleFreakLS

More like a major, major dumb ass move. Left him...

More like a major, major dumb ass move. Left him 2 on 1. Contador should have asked Kloden to attack and forced the Schleck to chase. If Contador had had any problems and Kloden wasn't with him, all...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-09, 08:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,611
Posted By CycleFreakLS

ID, cell w/ ICE entries, aspirin, advil, small...

ID, cell w/ ICE entries, aspirin, advil, small band aids, large band aid, antiseptic wipe, burn gel, heat patch, eye flush (contacts)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-09, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By CycleFreakLS

It will probably outlast an R-Sys. :thumb:

It will probably outlast an R-Sys. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-09, 07:20 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,111
Posted By CycleFreakLS

Just Re-SYSt using anything that says Mavic and...

Just Re-SYSt using anything that says Mavic and their TrashComp carbon spoke technology ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-09, 08:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 887
Posted By CycleFreakLS

What advantage would you have by running the...

What advantage would you have by running the cable across the top tube?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-09, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By CycleFreakLS

What's important is the condition of the frame...

What's important is the condition of the frame first (maybe fork too) . There's no comparison between a Classic and the Tuscany (a definite notch higher). Is it a Litespeed fork (heavy) or (e.g.) an...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-09, 09:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,497
Posted By CycleFreakLS

> Zefal HPX = 120psi no problem Topeak Road...

> Zefal HPX = 120psi no problem
Topeak Road Morph ... 120 psi too, but faster than a Zefal. I've owned 'em all too: Zefal, Silca, minis ... nothin' beats a Road Morph.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-09, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 859
Posted By CycleFreakLS

While I haven't done this, I have been mountain...

While I haven't done this, I have been mountain biking and had a friend snap her seatpost clamp. We joked how she needed to lose weight (< 110 lbs). Being the only rider with a similar sized frame,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-09, 07:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,684
Posted By CycleFreakLS

I ride Easton Tempest IIs and can't be happier....

I ride Easton Tempest IIs and can't be happier. I'd take Eastons over Mavic any day. Also, if I were in the market now, I'd probably lean towards the EA90 TT over the SL, but that's cause the TT...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-09, 03:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,392
Posted By CycleFreakLS

After seeing this thread, I decided to EM...

After seeing this thread, I decided to EM Litespeed via their site. Since I am a Litespeed owner (Ghisallo, no problems [knock on wood ...]), I am keen on customer service issues. I gave the link to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-09, 12:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,082
Posted By CycleFreakLS

Yes but you need a longer seat post so the weight...

Yes but you need a longer seat post so the weight saving is washed out.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-09, 11:30 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 7,897
Posted By CycleFreakLS

Is that the Huffy? ;)

Is that the Huffy?
;)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-09, 11:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,790
Posted By CycleFreakLS

I have an Arione too; can't stand it for more...

I have an Arione too; can't stand it for more than 20 miles. I tried an SLK too. Returned it. Terry Fly ... great saddle (at least for me).
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-09, 06:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,610
Posted By CycleFreakLS

I ride a Ghisallo and have taken it past 48 mph...

I ride a Ghisallo and have taken it past 48 mph and have never had any wobble (on good roads). Easton EC90 (straight blade) fork, Easton Tempest II wheels. However, my old (1989) Medici will wobble...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-09, 11:28 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,994
Posted By CycleFreakLS

Women generally have smaller lungs and less...

Women generally have smaller lungs and less muscle mass. That said, Victoria Pendleton would kick my ass somethin' ugly (road or track) ... :)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-09, 10:28 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,400
Posted By CycleFreakLS

I use the Bento Box for long rides for the same...

I use the Bento Box for long rides for the same reason ... more storage, especially for rides that start out with warmers/vest that eventually need to be shed (i.e., carried somewhere). I use a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-09, 11:51 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,167
Posted By CycleFreakLS

Maui. Besides the miles of beautiful coastline...

Maui. Besides the miles of beautiful coastline (plus the ocean to relax in after the ride), there's this 10,000 foot mountain you can climb.:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-09, 12:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,628
Posted By CycleFreakLS

> A pump is slower and often won't reasonably...

> A pump is slower and often won't reasonably inflate a tire to really high psi's

Mini pumps may not reach high psi, but a full size pump will. A nice compromise is to use the smaller CO2...
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