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08-21-07, 10:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,383
Posted By ttopaz

Kickstand for Road Racing Bike? When someone adds...

Kickstand for Road Racing Bike? When someone adds useless info like 'Racing' to the title, he obviosly trolling.
Here you get nice (and naive) people. You can get better trolling by posting this...
08-21-07, 01:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,389
Posted By ttopaz

Note that Performance Open Pro/Ultegra wheels...

Note that Performance Open Pro/Ultegra wheels using the older Ultegra 9 speed FH-6500 hub .
Hand build wheels for $200 probably would include newer Ultegra 10 speed FH-6600 (9 speed compatible).
08-20-07, 01:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,022
Posted By ttopaz

I don't think that 'cost' can be overpriced. It...

I don't think that 'cost' can be overpriced. It like saying price is overpriced.:rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-07, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 969
Posted By ttopaz

This may be 'bike on road', but sure not a road...

This may be 'bike on road', but sure not a road bike.
08-19-07, 12:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 948
Posted By ttopaz

Helmet saved my head at least twice. But for...

Helmet saved my head at least twice. But for sure, wearing a helmet will NOT make you smarter.:D
08-18-07, 12:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 948
Posted By ttopaz

Learn from this kids! This is an example of...

Learn from this kids!
This is an example of what kind of advices you are starting to give after banging the head several times without a helmet.
08-16-07, 07:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,994
Posted By ttopaz

Bike in living room saying "I have no...

Bike in living room saying "I have no life".
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-07, 07:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,896
Posted By ttopaz

What the hell with all the question marks? This...

What the hell with all the question marks? This is just a bar tape.
08-13-07, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By ttopaz

Legs are never equal. With clipless pedal...

Legs are never equal. With clipless pedal limiting the leg movement, the differences between the legs become more obvious. Don't try to position the cleats at same position for both feet. Each foot...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-07, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By ttopaz

It takes time for a new riders body to adjust....

It takes time for a new riders body to adjust. Also, it will take some time and miles to adjust to any other fitting change you make.
08-12-07, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,130
Posted By ttopaz

I see, you are bored.

I see, you are bored.
08-11-07, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,130
Posted By ttopaz

Why would you want to regrease a new set of hubs?

Why would you want to regrease a new set of hubs?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-07, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 852
Posted By ttopaz

I don't see how can you blame 'the person who put...

I don't see how can you blame 'the person who put my bike together' after riding 3000+ miles. All your points (beside the headset spacers) are part of the regular wear and tear. Headset spacers size...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-07, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By ttopaz

Sorry, I don't know what I was thinking.:rolleyes:

Sorry, I don't know what I was thinking.:rolleyes:
08-11-07, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By ttopaz

None of the components are made in US anymore.

None of the components are made in US anymore.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-07, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By ttopaz

I guess that question comes up every few month by...

I guess that question comes up every few month by people that don't know how to use the search feature.
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=306502&highlight=fetish+cycles
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-07, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By ttopaz

'Sora shifter broken!'? The Sora (or Shimano)...

'Sora shifter broken!'? The Sora (or Shimano) part in the title doesn't mean anything, this can happen with any shifter.
08-11-07, 01:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By ttopaz

Built a second wheel today, rear wheel 32 3x. ...

Built a second wheel today, rear wheel 32 3x.
Just followed the Zin & Art of Road Bike Maintenance wheel building chapter. It has great illustrations that help a lot.
08-10-07, 01:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,092
Posted By ttopaz

I agree that is true mostly during the summer...

I agree that is true mostly during the summer (and TDF). Its like gym occupants after the christmas resolution.
Too bad, I'm sure that was not the original idea behind the road cycling forum.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-07, 12:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By ttopaz

'underwhelmed', 'underwhelming'? Did you expect a...

'underwhelmed', 'underwhelming'? Did you expect a porn site?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-07, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By ttopaz

Trainers with speedometer usually are more...

Trainers with speedometer usually are more expensive (than $250). You can try to get used one or use your bike computer instead.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-07, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By ttopaz

Yes, use mapmyride instead.

Yes, use mapmyride instead.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-07, 05:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,611
Posted By ttopaz

The most important size is the 'top tube length',...

The most important size is the 'top tube length', not the 'seat tube range'. So, I would take 54 because it has top tube length that is closer to your measurements. It is harder to fix top tube...
08-09-07, 11:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,092
Posted By ttopaz

And why that? I know that many of threads over...

And why that? I know that many of threads over there are annoying and stupid (talking about Zipp wheels f.e.), but still lot of good info as well.
08-09-07, 02:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,092
Posted By ttopaz

I know that, just wanted to point to place where...

I know that, just wanted to point to place where people have better knowledge about road bikes for valuable opinions and not just 'Looks like a great deal' from ones that don't know anything about...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-07, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,070
Posted By ttopaz

Sorry, I guess this is Foo Forum.

Sorry, I guess this is Foo Forum.
08-08-07, 07:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,092
Posted By ttopaz

How many time this should be discussed? ...

How many time this should be discussed?

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=306979&highlight=Wal-Mart
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=321424&highlight=Wal-Mart...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-07, 07:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,070
Posted By ttopaz

TCR, is this the first time you order online? If...

TCR, is this the first time you order online? If not, what is your point? Am I missing something?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-07, 03:40 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,143
Posted By ttopaz

What about the other argument that more cycling...

What about the other argument that more cycling will lead to longer life and this is bad for the environment.:rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-07, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By ttopaz

What kind of search you have done without seeing...

What kind of search you have done without seeing that the answer is always Continental 4000 GP or Michelin Pro Race 2.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-07, 02:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,304
Posted By ttopaz

If he have stopped, it would be not good enough...

If he have stopped, it would be not good enough story for BF.
08-08-07, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By ttopaz

Yes

Yes
08-08-07, 01:51 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 11,286
Posted By ttopaz

Ordered on Friday (3/8/2007) with free ground and...

Ordered on Friday (3/8/2007) with free ground and got it today. I don't think that this is too bad.

Since switching to PerformanceBike style of site, they are having lot of problems. This is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-07, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By ttopaz

'Quick question' doesn't mean stupid question. ...

'Quick question' doesn't mean stupid question.

http://dl.nlb.gov.sg/highbrowseonline/stupid%20question.JPG
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-07, 10:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,325
Posted By ttopaz

100kg puts you in Clyde category. I'm sure you...

100kg puts you in Clyde category.
I'm sure you can get lot of useful info in Clyde forum about wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-07, 07:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 848
Posted By ttopaz

I agree that Performance brand tires are bad, but...

I agree that Performance brand tires are bad, but what is wrong with Performance brand tubes?
2200 miles without a flat cannot be so bad.:rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-07, 07:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 848
Posted By ttopaz

If from Performance, get the Vredestein Fortezza...

If from Performance, get the Vredestein Fortezza SE for $21.99. Great tires for the money, 2200 miles without a flat for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-07, 07:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,038
Posted By ttopaz

I was suprised about how many teams in TDF were...

I was suprised about how many teams in TDF were riding with white tape.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-07, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 14,983
Posted By ttopaz

I would assume that the most american 'reps' (and...

I would assume that the most american 'reps' (and most posters on BF) don't know anything about Raleigh. I also can guess that they were selling Specialized.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-07, 05:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,038
Posted By ttopaz

Using Performance white tape for the last 3 month...

Using Performance white tape for the last 3 month (about 500 miles). Cleaning it with Clorox once a week. Still looks good.
08-07-07, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 766
Posted By ttopaz

There is absolutely no reason to use clipless...

There is absolutely no reason to use clipless pedals if you don't feel safe with them.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-07, 11:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By ttopaz

+ Price of flight to Riga.

+ Price of flight to Riga.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-07, 10:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,327
Posted By ttopaz

Georgia Tech guy should know that hole in the...

Georgia Tech guy should know that hole in the tube has nothing to do with bike itself.:p
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-07, 10:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By ttopaz

You, Apple boy, You.:rolleyes: He...

You, Apple boy, You.:rolleyes:



He took it for truing, how can it be without spokes?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-07, 10:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By ttopaz

$40-$50. Waste of money, do it yourself and spend...

$40-$50. Waste of money, do it yourself and spend this money on better rims. IMHO.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-07, 10:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 646
Posted By ttopaz

This is not true, there are many other good bike...

This is not true, there are many other good bike manufacturers.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-07, 03:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,177
Posted By ttopaz

I can understand how this girl doesn't care about...

I can understand how this girl doesn't care about components.

http://www.lifeiscarbon.com/weblog/images/alta_girl_in_living_room.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-07, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 821
Posted By ttopaz

Yes, who needs this supply and demand crap, just...

Yes, who needs this supply and demand crap, just pay the full retail price.:rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-07, 03:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 821
Posted By ttopaz

Supply and demand issue. 9sp shifters have more...

Supply and demand issue.
9sp shifters have more demand than 10sp shifters on eBay. Like you, many upgrading to 9sp not to 10sp.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-07, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By ttopaz

TJ, Already 2 threads about tires. Just buy Mich...

TJ, Already 2 threads about tires. Just buy Mich P2 or Conti GP 4000 and done with it. I like Vredestein Fortezza.
Its not like you are buying a house!
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