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10-11-11, 09:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,085
Posted By estabro

CompetitiveCyclist.com built me a sweet Chris...

CompetitiveCyclist.com built me a sweet Chris King wheelset. The price was as good as any other online and the quality was very good.

EDIT- OP wanted to spend $200-300. No idea where to find a...
10-11-11, 07:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,058
Posted By estabro

Reassembly: 1. Reinstall rubber grommet and...

Reassembly:
1. Reinstall rubber grommet and slide axle locknut on spindle.

2. Put bearing race into position and screw bearing pre-load nut halfway.

3. The hard part… Add grease...
10-11-11, 07:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,058
Posted By estabro

DIY: How to Rebuild Shimano Pedals (Photo & Instruction Thread)

Shimano Pedal Overhaul

Application:

Many Shimano pedal models; pictured here are my 5 year old M-540's

Tools Needed (may vary based on pedal model):

17mm wrench (or Shimano locknut tool)...
09-16-11, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By estabro

They have a huge inventory... maybe it was just a...

They have a huge inventory... maybe it was just a mistake. Maybe they did not want to sell the item for $0.99. Either way, it's best just to move on because there is really nothing to do about it.
09-16-11, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By estabro

I run Flow 26" rims. Go with the Flow if you are...

I run Flow 26" rims. Go with the Flow if you are > 200 lbs, otherwise the Arch should be fine. The weight difference is small and the Flows provide a wider 28mm profile.

No problem mounting any...
09-16-11, 02:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,161
Posted By estabro

I didn't think it was possible to pay more for a...

I didn't think it was possible to pay more for a decent tire than what they cost now.
09-16-11, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,379
Posted By estabro

Yes... definately stay away from the...

Yes... definately stay away from the multi-release. I have never had a problem (ever) getting out of SPD's. I even use them on the road bike and +++ the release tension.
09-16-11, 02:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,171
Posted By estabro

There are bike only trails for anyone who does...

There are bike only trails for anyone who does not understand this ^^. That being said, most hikers will jump off the trail when there is a bike approaching- represent the sport well and thank them....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-11, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By estabro

I might be missing the point of the thread, but...

I might be missing the point of the thread, but why don't you just push a bigger gear if you think your cadence is too high for whatever reason?
08-20-11, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By estabro

They are useless and might even do more harm. ...

They are useless and might even do more harm. The boot can trap crud and rub it against the piston.
08-20-11, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,745
Posted By estabro

Pros & cons... The Mavics are a nice wheelset,...

Pros & cons... The Mavics are a nice wheelset, but I don't like the idea of funky proprietary spokes. It's nice to be able to find a replacement same day at the LBS. Their hubs are not know to be...
08-19-11, 04:32 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 65,613
Posted By estabro

What's up with the 2012 XT lineup? Is it only 10...

What's up with the 2012 XT lineup? Is it only 10 speed?

I need to replace my broken 9 speed shifters and I can't find any new XT's except for the 10 speeds.
08-16-11, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,093
Posted By estabro

How did you try to bed them in? It can take...

How did you try to bed them in? It can take longer than you think.
08-15-11, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 985
Posted By estabro

Stan's Arches on CK hubs. Still TBD about the...

Stan's Arches on CK hubs. Still TBD about the spokes but leaning toward 14/15 butted. I am somewhat annoyed that black spokes cost more than silver ones...
08-14-11, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 985
Posted By estabro

Can anyone recommnend a good custom wheel builder?

I have been considering Universal Cycles & Colorado Cyclist so far.

Anywhere else I can look to get a top quality wheelset built?
08-09-11, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,038
Posted By estabro

Beans & rice. Cans of tuna.

Beans & rice.

Cans of tuna.
08-04-11, 06:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,653
Posted By estabro

How did he get caught?

How did he get caught?
08-02-11, 05:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,358
Posted By estabro

Assuming you have aluminum,NOT carbon fiber, then...

Assuming you have aluminum,NOT carbon fiber, then use a pipe cutter:

http://www.amazon.com/Ridgid-40617-4-Inch-8-Inch-Quarters/dp/B001P307PO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1312285465&sr=8-1

If not, a...
08-02-11, 05:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By estabro

Mavic Crossride - Get the ones that are both...

Mavic Crossride - Get the ones that are both rim/ disc compatible. Less that $200 and it's worth having the disc hubs for reasons above.
07-29-11, 06:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,126
Posted By estabro

Oatmeal + espresso = poop OP- if you are...

Oatmeal + espresso = poop

OP- if you are really have 3 days between BM's, there is something seriously wrong with your diet.
07-28-11, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By estabro

I love my TALAS. Never change the travel,...

I love my TALAS.

Never change the travel, but I still love it.
07-26-11, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By estabro

Old school Powerbars are disgusting. I would...

Old school Powerbars are disgusting. I would rather snack on a can of anchovies

Try the granola bar isle at the grocery store or Honey Stinger Waffles.
07-26-11, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By estabro

Just 400 cal by 1:00 PM? Wow. By that time I am...

Just 400 cal by 1:00 PM? Wow. By that time I am usually up to 1,500+ cals.
07-24-11, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By estabro

You can easily open it up by hand. It it is...

You can easily open it up by hand. It it is enough to damage your frame mounts, that's probably a pretty weak frame.
07-24-11, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,407,923
Posted By estabro

The corn is a lot higher now than when you took...

The corn is a lot higher now than when you took that pic...
07-23-11, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By estabro

Easy to do without a vise. 1.Remove the...

Easy to do without a vise.

1.Remove the lower mount bolt.
2.Swing shock upward while top bolt is still in place.
3. Release air pressure.
4. Twist can to unscrew.
07-21-11, 08:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,227
Posted By estabro

If you need a headset fast, buy a new one @ LBS...

If you need a headset fast, buy a new one @ LBS and then sell the refurb that CK sends you on ebay when you eventually get it.
07-19-11, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By estabro

were you using latex tubes?

were you using latex tubes?
07-19-11, 07:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,944
Posted By estabro

The faster guys are usually in lycra.

The faster guys are usually in lycra.
07-19-11, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 778
Posted By estabro

Those are not bad. Ritchey Tom Slicks are...

Those are not bad. Ritchey Tom Slicks are similar (but more expensive and more durable)
07-19-11, 08:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,306
Posted By estabro

I would spend $2,000 on this one -...

I would spend $2,000 on this one - http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/fly_TeamTI_29_xo_20.htm
07-15-11, 07:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,643
Posted By estabro

If you think age 33 might be time to "throw in...

If you think age 33 might be time to "throw in the towel" you probably have no business in a race anyway.
07-15-11, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By estabro

I am hungry all day regardless of what I eat in...

I am hungry all day regardless of what I eat in the morning.
07-14-11, 04:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,552
Posted By estabro

The bobbing up and down of the fork is lost pedal...

The bobbing up and down of the fork is lost pedal stroke energy. On short rides it's not a big deal, but on long ones you are going to want to be as efficient as possible.
07-14-11, 04:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,552
Posted By estabro

Not sure if you read the OP, but he is attempting...

Not sure if you read the OP, but he is attempting his first Century on a mountain bike.

Riding 100 mi on a mountain bike is like riding 125 on a road bike.
07-14-11, 02:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,552
Posted By estabro

If you can swap out a rigid front fork (Surly...

If you can swap out a rigid front fork (Surly 1x1, for example), your life will be easier. Definitely move to slicks.

Learn to eat while you ride.

Each week ride once for long distance and up...
07-11-11, 05:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 916
Posted By estabro

What are you "training" for? Do you race or...

What are you "training" for?

Do you race or do you just want to be in good shape? If you don't have a goal you really aren't training, you are just riding.
07-10-11, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,687
Posted By estabro

3M Medical Tape

3M Medical Tape
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-11, 04:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 733
Posted By estabro

So we could do 1,609 km instead?:)

So we could do 1,609 km instead?:)
07-02-11, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By estabro

^ Yes, what he said. My 10 year old trip-tri...

^ Yes, what he said.

My 10 year old trip-tri GT frame is top notch quality (and made in the USA if anybody cares).
07-02-11, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By estabro

Just keep at it. Soon it will be second nature...

Just keep at it. Soon it will be second nature and you will never want to go back to platforms.
07-02-11, 07:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,300
Posted By estabro

XTR 2x10. Sick. Really sick.

XTR 2x10. Sick. Really sick.
07-02-11, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By estabro

I wear a Shimano 47 Wide. When I tried a Sidi 47...

I wear a Shimano 47 Wide. When I tried a Sidi 47 wide they were too small. Never bothered to find a 48 wide in Sidi to confirm, but I assume they will be +1 size compared to the Shimanos.

The...
06-28-11, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,183
Posted By estabro

Easy way is to buy a clamp on holder: ...

Easy way is to buy a clamp on holder:

http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.asp?id=59884&page=Minoura+Bh-95X+Clamp+On+Cage+Holder
06-28-11, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By estabro

Dremel is the way to go.

Dremel is the way to go.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-11, 12:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 659
Posted By estabro

^ More comfortable ride, especially after several...

^ More comfortable ride, especially after several hours. The rolling resistance is very minor compared to gravity and wind resistance.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-11, 12:38 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,588
Posted By estabro

I average 100's of ft per hour.

I average 100's of ft per hour.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-11, 12:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 659
Posted By estabro

The Krylion is a great tire for a century ride. ...

The Krylion is a great tire for a century ride. Preferably 700x25.
06-19-11, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,407,923
Posted By estabro

Wold you say they roll faster than Maxxis...

Wold you say they roll faster than Maxxis Ingitors? I am running Ignitor 2.35 Front and Crossmark 2.1 rear at the moment and am looking for something with that's a bit faster than the Ignitor for XC...
06-18-11, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,407,923
Posted By estabro

How do you like those Advantage tires?

How do you like those Advantage tires?
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