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01-15-13, 07:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,105
Posted By skeem

I know the on one is an option. If I wanted to...

I know the on one is an option. If I wanted to spend under $200 Id go with the Inbred ( i used to ride a 29er ss- it was heavy but nice). I know the carbon on-one exists as well, but there has got to...
01-14-13, 08:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,105
Posted By skeem

Im not only looking for steel. Im not trying to...

Im not only looking for steel. Im not trying to be grouchy or anything like that. Im simply asking for advice/ a frame to buy from the world on a small sized 26" mtb frame which weighs under 3 (or...
01-07-13, 04:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,105
Posted By skeem

I have some time to train and should be less busy...

I have some time to train and should be less busy over the summer. Hopefully enough to get in a few races a month. When you need something you find a way to make it happen.

Still no quality...
01-07-13, 01:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,105
Posted By skeem

^ you get it. I know how to braze... I have made...

^ you get it. I know how to braze... I have made a lugged MTB from henry James stuff but it was a as 29er which I sold.

I sorta want a frame soon so I can race this summer. Its hard to compete in...
01-06-13, 09:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,105
Posted By skeem

surly and salsa are owned by the same brand etc....

surly and salsa are owned by the same brand etc. but in term of quality they are quite different. Surly's are a tad heavier and generally made for more all around riding. Im looking for a bike I can...
01-06-13, 09:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,105
Posted By skeem

not too cheap... too poor. Im in law school. so...

not too cheap... too poor. Im in law school. so the funds arent there right now. but I assumed some people out there may have some older 26" frames lying around as EVERYONE now rides 29. Surly and...
01-05-13, 05:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,105
Posted By skeem

thats a good deal, and I love RM- the old Slayer...

thats a good deal, and I love RM- the old Slayer from the mid 2000's was a dream bike of mine. But that blizzard is a cheaper model. It uses basic 4130 tubing and frame alone weighs like 6lbs. Its...
01-05-13, 09:17 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,105
Posted By skeem

Ive worked in many shops and have a lot of good...

Ive worked in many shops and have a lot of good connections with people who sell awesome bike things for cheap... there are no good frames.

I know every bike website (cambria, pricepoint, bike24,...
01-02-13, 11:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,105
Posted By skeem

for the love of god... SELL ME A 26" FRAME

Im not sure if I have posted this in the right place, but I really need some help.

I raced for GT a few years back and got a 26" zaskar carbon with xtr etc etc. It was a decent bike. I no longer...
08-25-12, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By skeem

haha (no offense) thats a rookie mistake. this is...

haha (no offense) thats a rookie mistake. this is going to be a fix it by any means necessary scenario. however, get another tool and cut the links out to remove your chain tool. get 2 master links...
08-25-12, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By skeem

sorry to tell you this, but the bike is a total...

sorry to tell you this, but the bike is a total piece of *****. its probably not worth your time fixing it. also (and not to be mean), it sounds like you dont have a great grasp on bicycle mechanics...
08-25-12, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,498
Posted By skeem

is it a pressfit30? bb30? other? model...

is it a pressfit30? bb30? other?

model notwithstanding, the only real way to get it out is to bang it out. there simply may be some different tricks per each variety.
08-18-12, 07:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,248
Posted By skeem

ill turn them around and probably get some 38x44...

ill turn them around and probably get some 38x44 rings. i just want the gear. I have raced plenty of 1x mtb setups and just am stubborn and want the gears... for the future when I can runup as fast...
08-16-12, 09:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,248
Posted By skeem

dont take offense Im not going to run a 1x10. I...

dont take offense Im not going to run a 1x10. I am fully committed to front shifting until I decide I dont need it. why is single so great (not to hold my own post hostage)? yes plenty of great...
08-16-12, 07:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,248
Posted By skeem

well, the main reason for no single up front is...

well, the main reason for no single up front is that i have been doing it but feel I could utilize more gears. Also, I have (got for $200) a record 10 groupset and I rebuilt the shifters and have a...
08-16-12, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By skeem

does a 44 shift well with the 38? thats all im...

does a 44 shift well with the 38? thats all im really concerned about. I spent a lot on the Blackspire rings which dont work. I want to run as tight a ratio as possible because I have 12-25 in the...
08-15-12, 09:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,248
Posted By skeem

nah. it looks like the chain can sit just fine on...

nah. it looks like the chain can sit just fine on the 38 ring. 38 is made because it is the smallest ring which can fit on a standard (shimano/sram etc) 130 crank.
08-15-12, 08:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,248
Posted By skeem

39x42? I have ultegra 6600 cranks. by...

39x42? I have ultegra 6600 cranks.

by shifting with greasy fingers I assume you mean use my hands to move the chain. I would but I will be racing... and its Campy Record.
08-15-12, 05:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,248
Posted By skeem

cyclocross 42x38 chainring Thorne/Blackspire

To start off Im a very good bike mechanic, but I have not dabbled with weird CX ring choices before, so Im experimenting on my own bike.
I decided to get fancy and order some Blackspire 38x41 130bcd...
08-15-12, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By skeem

thorne/ blackspire chainring question 38x42?

To start off Im very good bike mechanic, but I have not dabbled with weird CX ring choices before, so Im experimenting on my own bike.
I decided to get fancy and order some Blackspire 38x41 130bcd...
07-05-12, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 887
Posted By skeem

i can get qbp stuff (because i work in a shop)...

i can get qbp stuff (because i work in a shop) but i think ridley is pricey. The salsa is less AND for about 100 less than the ridley i can get a crux frameset.

Are caadx's a decently respectable...
07-05-12, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 887
Posted By skeem

cannondale caadx vs macho man vs other. I need a new cross frame

im in the market for my first geared cross bike- i spent all of last year doing ss on my nature boy. The all city is an awesome bike but a bit heavy. Also, Ive got a campy record 10 speed groupset...
05-27-12, 11:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,344
Posted By skeem

you get tubulars for racing nowadays, or if you...

you get tubulars for racing nowadays, or if you are redoing a classic bike. while they have slightly higher rolling resistance, the reason one may desire them nowadays is because of their ability to...
05-27-12, 11:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By skeem

if youre in a pinch you could try an adjustable...

if youre in a pinch you could try an adjustable wrench in a jumbo size- i do that often when im feeling lazy in the shop.
05-27-12, 12:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,447
Posted By skeem

it looks like the tool used on a suntour powerflo...

it looks like the tool used on a suntour powerflo 7 speed freewheel ( i can look at my shop tomorrow and confirm this). why are you trying to take it apart? usually those just get replaced with cheap...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-12, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,143
Posted By skeem

they are a step up for sure, but they are...

they are a step up for sure, but they are probably not worth it. you could replace the alex wheel for maybe $120. I would recommend you get the aksium instead. The new ones are nice, come with tires,...
05-24-12, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,082
Posted By skeem

bb may not be worn, could just need to be removed...

bb may not be worn, could just need to be removed and reinstalled. remove the bb, clean the threads and the shell, grease the shell like crazy and reinstall the cups. I would almost guarantee this...
05-19-12, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 878
Posted By skeem

asthma/ inhaler help and advice - ALVESCO

i have been dealing with some vmo tendon issues for about 8 months- due to a muscle imbalance in my left leg, which puts too much force on my vmo- and the doctor says a lot of my imbalance my be...
05-15-12, 09:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,578
Posted By skeem

stans suck! too much $$$ for a very flexy (yes...

stans suck! too much $$$ for a very flexy (yes they are light) rim- trust the guys who have been doing it for decades and who win pro races. id say while your not a "big guy" by most standards you do...
05-15-12, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 772
Posted By skeem

^^^ you know too much. Every day I tell myself Im...

^^^ you know too much. Every day I tell myself Im a damn good bike mechanic and then people like you put me back in my place.:cry: Anyway, I used 293's as you suggested and the threads seem to...
05-15-12, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 772
Posted By skeem

I know wheels are supposed to be built the "right...

I know wheels are supposed to be built the "right way" (just as everything else on bikes) but I wanted to know if anyone knew any defined tolerances beyond what is normal. I know the spoke must come...
05-15-12, 07:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 772
Posted By skeem

huey, you may be right, but i tried to cheat on a...

huey, you may be right, but i tried to cheat on a wheelbuild with xl spokes over the summer and i was really not confident in the build so i ate the cost of a box of black revolution spokes (if you...
05-14-12, 11:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,578
Posted By skeem

for the OP, I have put tons of miles on my dt 415...

for the OP, I have put tons of miles on my dt 415 (used to be 1.1's until i crashed in a race and rebuilt) over the past 3 years and love them. the 465 is good too, but heavier. The mavic open pro is...
05-14-12, 11:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 772
Posted By skeem

huey, trust me (and mrrabbit), that solution does...

huey, trust me (and mrrabbit), that solution does not work. threads will (almost) always be the same distance extending from the rim.
05-14-12, 11:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 772
Posted By skeem

yes, it was from one which said "291". which...

yes, it was from one which said "291". which spoke calc did you use? I like the dt swiss one, but perhaps I messed up with the ERD? (mavic always seems to list 2-3 different ones per wheel recently)....
05-14-12, 10:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 772
Posted By skeem

please, brag away... did it last long term?

please, brag away... did it last long term?
05-14-12, 09:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 772
Posted By skeem

spokes a tiny bit short?

I know this has been discussed ad nauseam, and I know i should have first tried to search more before I beg for help, but my brain doesnt want to think about filing my own bikes after fixing others'...
03-27-12, 08:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,701
Posted By skeem

machka got it mostly right. my pain was never as...

machka got it mostly right. my pain was never as bad as yours sounds, but at the same time its been a nagging injury for 6 months.
03-21-12, 11:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,701
Posted By skeem

Thanks for the advice, you really know your...

Thanks for the advice, you really know your stuff. I do have a set of rollers with the killer headwind ***t which i have been using for years. I guess a poor fit (though i thought the guy was very...
03-20-12, 06:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,701
Posted By skeem

Have you had tendonitis? I want to know...

Title sorta hints at my point. Im dealing with quadriceps tendonitis, and I havent seriously ridden a bike for 3.5 months. Im about to lose my mind! Have you ever had tendonitis, and if so did...
03-20-12, 07:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,701
Posted By skeem

bikebert, my (new) doctor who is a cat 1 road guy...

bikebert, my (new) doctor who is a cat 1 road guy and a dr. for some pro teams says something similar to that. my core (obliques mostly) etc. are too weak and my abductors (ones which pull the leg...
02-25-12, 08:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,701
Posted By skeem

Merlin, I have been seeing a sports medicine guy...

Merlin, I have been seeing a sports medicine guy who cares and I think he is doing everything he can ( I think... I hope). I was wondering if anyone knows if acupuncture or other remedies like that...
02-21-12, 07:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,701
Posted By skeem

also, any reason why it might hurt after 2.5...

also, any reason why it might hurt after 2.5 months of rest and PT. I have a lingering ache 2 days after a super easy (sub 180 watt) ride whereas before I could do a century at endurance pace and...
02-21-12, 07:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,701
Posted By skeem

carbonfiberboy, what are straight legged high...

carbonfiberboy, what are straight legged high kicks? also, does chondromalacia hurt in the quads above the knee?
02-19-12, 07:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,701
Posted By skeem

quadriceps tendonitis/tendonosis please help!!!! this really sucks

I must start by saying that I normally would not ask on BF for medical help, but it seems the medical comm***ty is failing me.

I was racing and training pretty hard towards the end of the summer...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-12, 12:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,510
Posted By skeem

Campag4life - you really know your stuff... ...

Campag4life - you really know your stuff...

I just was able to order some of the Wheels MFG adapters so ill give them a go, and when the bearings crap out/ i dont notice a difference/ my beautiful...
01-27-12, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,346
Posted By skeem

^^ I kinda just hate the bearings, I guess. If...

^^ I kinda just hate the bearings, I guess. If they all lasted a long time and stayed smooth and noise free it may be different. i am not thrilled by the fact that BB30 puts the bearings back towards...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-12, 11:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,510
Posted By skeem

I have removed it before 3x for a pain-in-the a$$...

I have removed it before 3x for a pain-in-the a$$ customer and it works just fine. Also, Its damn hard to find any of the adapters, no suppliers have them in stock! I have this sexy new bike and it...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-12, 10:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,510
Posted By skeem

maybe i need to make this more clear- IM POOR, IM...

maybe i need to make this more clear- IM POOR, IM A BIKE MECHANIC, I HAVE COLLEGE LOANS- i could either buy a bb30 crank or build up a super light tubular wheelset (which hopefully should have a...
01-27-12, 12:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,346
Posted By skeem

BB30 conundrum - Advice needed urgently

I just got a brand new 2012 caad10 frame, and it comes with bb30. The problem lies with the fact I have sworn off bb30 for years (I have even told customers to put adapters in their bikes so they...
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