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Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-08, 10:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 739
Posted By NuclearParanoid

How many bikes do you try before buying one

When you were buying the bike and you've already decided how much money you wanted to spend, how many times and how many bikes did you take for a test ride? Do you buy the bike on the same day?
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-08, 10:16 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,190
Posted By NuclearParanoid

they ride against the traffic

they ride against the traffic
06-01-08, 10:42 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,701
Posted By NuclearParanoid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZQf1bduGYs# ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZQf1bduGYs#

quite obvious comparaison of rear derailleurs
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-08, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By NuclearParanoid

Price Estimator

Hi,

I am looking for a site that has a sophisticated database of all available bike parts on the market, allowing to build a sketch model and give a suggested retail price. From that information I...
06-05-07, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By NuclearParanoid

that kona looks good!

that kona looks good!
06-05-07, 11:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,517
Posted By NuclearParanoid

That's interesting. Notice sometimes when...

That's interesting.

Notice sometimes when you buy something in the store, once the purchase is completed you put your wallet in the right or left pocket of your coat/pents. In case if it is the...
06-05-07, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 652
Posted By NuclearParanoid

Disk brakes on mt bikes became a trend, if your...

Disk brakes on mt bikes became a trend, if your mt bike doesnt have disk brakes it is not even a mt bike. Dont forget that v brakes are just as good. Work on your braking skills, cause that's what...
05-14-07, 02:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,163
Posted By NuclearParanoid

a few hundred dollars of damage

a few hundred dollars of damage
05-14-07, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 899
Posted By NuclearParanoid

I drop them off by car

I drop them off by car
05-14-07, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By NuclearParanoid

I like the frame, 350-400$ more and I'd build a...

I like the frame, 350-400$ more and I'd build a decent xcountry bike.
05-14-07, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 428
Posted By NuclearParanoid

Buying a new bike is always a great pleasure, but...

Buying a new bike is always a great pleasure, but if you're on budget just stick to your old one once you'll repair it. With your old bike you'll never be afraid to get your new one stolen.
05-14-07, 02:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,720
Posted By NuclearParanoid

Well me I rubbed my disk breaks with vaseline,...

Well me I rubbed my disk breaks with vaseline, it's awesome, no squeal at all. However I still have to use my foot if I want to stop.
05-09-07, 09:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,641
Posted By NuclearParanoid

WTF do you to your disk brakes so you get your...

WTF do you to your disk brakes so you get your fingers chopped off?
05-08-07, 11:20 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,574
Posted By NuclearParanoid

A hybrid for 500$! This is like a mountain bike...

A hybrid for 500$! This is like a mountain bike for 3000$ :), Enjoy the riding
05-08-07, 11:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 918
Posted By NuclearParanoid

In one ear only if the circumstance requires it....

In one ear only if the circumstance requires it. In my both ears when I feel safe. But I try not to ride with my earphones anymore because of one interesting psychologic factor I've discovered. Some...
05-02-07, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By NuclearParanoid

Bike has no brakes on the front wheel? :O

Bike has no brakes on the front wheel? :O
05-02-07, 12:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 678
Posted By NuclearParanoid

Really? How to join the Velo Epic?

Really? How to join the Velo Epic?
05-01-07, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 678
Posted By NuclearParanoid

Front tire only? I tried that last year, slick in...

Front tire only? I tried that last year, slick in the back and more aggressive type of tire in front. Still have that setup. The grip is good, also looks like I'm a circus performer, but who cares.
05-01-07, 11:59 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,574
Posted By NuclearParanoid

In Lasalle there is a shop called Bicycle Eddy,...

In Lasalle there is a shop called Bicycle Eddy, they have web site if you want the exact address. Go check them out, they know what do.

I have a mountain bike too, with slick tires (someone showed...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-06, 02:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,016
Posted By NuclearParanoid

Bike Storage

Hello, this winter my bike will have to hibernate on a balcony, instead of dry and comfy garage. What should I do to prevent it from rusting? I was thinking to get a giant plastic sheet to cover it...
09-02-06, 08:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 716
Posted By NuclearParanoid

2 days ago I've been at lbs where they only sell...

2 days ago I've been at lbs where they only sell norco. Great specials on 2006 models, all prices went down by 400 - 800$.

I'm not impressed by Norco either, mostly because all of them need to be...
09-01-06, 05:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,342
Posted By NuclearParanoid

A bike my father picked up at a garage sale 15...

A bike my father picked up at a garage sale 15 years ago ;)
09-01-06, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By NuclearParanoid

My lbs doesn't have Avid Single Digit but they...

My lbs doesn't have Avid Single Digit but they have Shimano XT. What do you think of that one?
08-31-06, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By NuclearParanoid

Back to V brakes

I currently use hayes mx2 6' rotors disc brakes. They were in use for about 18 months. Since they're not as good anymore and due to lots of commuting I'd like to get a pair of V brakes.

Now I did...
08-31-06, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By NuclearParanoid

Yeah, once I got my hanger bent, so that was...

Yeah, once I got my hanger bent, so that was pretty easy to fix. But this time it seems like the cage is out of alignment. Since I don't have the dork disk anymore, the chain goes past the easiest...
08-30-06, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By NuclearParanoid

XT rear derailler

Anyone ever succeded fixing a bent rear shimano xt derailler?
08-30-06, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 805
Posted By NuclearParanoid

Rive Sud de Montreal

anyone wants to ride?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-06, 08:01 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,231
Posted By NuclearParanoid

I'm a full time worker and student, I get to ride...

I'm a full time worker and student, I get to ride my bike to work and back and on weekends. Sometimes when I crave for biking, I take my rides at night.
08-22-06, 10:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,732
Posted By NuclearParanoid

how about sram's derallers, I never tried those. ...

how about sram's derallers, I never tried those.
I actually do like sram's cassettes, but somehow shimano lasts longer.
I want to build a full sram bike one day and see the result, otherwise it's...
08-22-06, 10:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 680
Posted By NuclearParanoid

Once you'll learn breaking skills with v-brakes,...

Once you'll learn breaking skills with v-brakes, you will be able to totally appreciate disc brakes.
08-22-06, 09:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,353
Posted By NuclearParanoid

Looks like you know what you're talking about,...

Looks like you know what you're talking about, not gonna argue
08-22-06, 05:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,353
Posted By NuclearParanoid

tsss... should I even waste time downloading this?

tsss... should I even waste time downloading this?
08-18-06, 10:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By NuclearParanoid

at the end of the story. I've bought an...

at the end of the story. I've bought an all-condition XC tire and placed it on the front wheel. I didn't go riding on my trail yet but I did tested it off road. I guess it will take some time to get...
08-18-06, 10:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,379
Posted By NuclearParanoid

Did you tell that to your mom?

Did you tell that to your mom?
08-18-06, 10:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 680
Posted By NuclearParanoid

V-brakes have as much stopping power as discs....

V-brakes have as much stopping power as discs. Think logically, it's easier to stop a spinning wheel grabbing it from a side than from the middle. V-brake never fails, forget about these baby stories...
08-17-06, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By NuclearParanoid

Pardonnes moi, physicist ;)

Pardonnes moi, physicist ;)
08-17-06, 01:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 784
Posted By NuclearParanoid

I find these a lot less comfortable, but they...

I find these a lot less comfortable, but they look cool and sure they are safer. And I 've seen this type of helmets in XC biking.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-06, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By NuclearParanoid

is this possible? :D Well that's the thing,...

is this possible? :D

Well that's the thing, it shifts ok, but it can't be called crispy shifting. I can hear the chain slamming into new gear with dry clacking noise. Is that fine, even if all...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-06, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By NuclearParanoid

what part don't you understand? New and old...

what part don't you understand?

New and old equippement has different feeling. Let me ask my question a different way, how do you know whether a cassette has to be changed, even if it has no...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-06, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By NuclearParanoid

New cassette/Old cassette

How does an old cassette with no significant physical damage feels different than a brand new one?
08-17-06, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By NuclearParanoid

Yeah, these are expensive. On their website they...

Yeah, these are expensive. On their website they suggest 45$ and that's not even a pair. Are they slow on pavement? What about traction?
08-17-06, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By NuclearParanoid

As a first set I got cheapest shimano shoes and...

As a first set I got cheapest shimano shoes and pedals. No complaints
08-17-06, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 19,087
Posted By NuclearParanoid

Yeah, I made a mistake actually. While backward...

Yeah, I made a mistake actually. While backward pedaling, chain doesn't go to the easiest gears, it goes to the harder ones. And this happens only when I'm in easy gears, like 8-7-6. Chain never...
08-17-06, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By NuclearParanoid

Or how about trying cyclocross tires?

Or how about trying cyclocross tires?
08-17-06, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By NuclearParanoid

Traction

Now to all physicians of mountain biking.

Lately I've been riding a lot with slicks, b/c it's much more faster on paved surface. Although I do go on gravel pavement, but I can't go fast because...
08-16-06, 07:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,108
Posted By NuclearParanoid

hmm... that could be actually

hmm... that could be actually
08-16-06, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By NuclearParanoid

I think both, Specialized and Cannondale are...

I think both, Specialized and Cannondale are fine. Only one thing I would do, is to choose one component brand. Shimano or SRAM. I know this will start an endless debate here about these two. But one...
08-16-06, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By NuclearParanoid

What were your previous bikes? What upgrades...

What were your previous bikes? What upgrades you've done to them?
Have you looked at Norco, Trek, Devinci?
08-16-06, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 19,087
Posted By NuclearParanoid

That will fix the issue, thanks!

That will fix the issue, thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-06, 09:11 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,156
Posted By NuclearParanoid

what's special about it?

what's special about it?
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