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Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-17, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By qqy

I found some XXL Bellweather Neoprene shoe covers...

I found some XXL Bellweather Neoprene shoe covers that fit over my sz 50 mega Sidis a while ago. I'm sure you can find something. I think the new Shimano S-phyre covers also seem to go up to 50. ...
10-24-17, 12:57 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 19,433
Posted By qqy

Bumping from the dead, but Mike's son Marcel has...

Bumping from the dead, but Mike's son Marcel has a small stash of decals, but they're not cheap. I'm gonna have to post my Cyclops collection here too.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-17, 10:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,029
Posted By qqy

Flip the bike upside down and apply PB blaster...

Flip the bike upside down and apply PB blaster into the bottom for the fork if there's a hole. This should help break the bond between the bolt and the expander wedge. Get a very large 6mm allen...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-17, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By qqy

The colt is very similar to the Team Pro, but a...

The colt is very similar to the Team Pro, but a bit shorter and has a bit more curve front to back. Both are thick and need a long break in. Brooks rereleased the Colt back in 2011.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-14, 10:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,473
Posted By qqy

They're awful for tall guys too. I'm 6'4 and the...

They're awful for tall guys too. I'm 6'4 and the XL bibs are way too tight on the shoulder straps, and the XXLs are almost baggy around the waist.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-14, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 990
Posted By qqy

Just wait till you do Bear Mtn.

Just wait till you do Bear Mtn.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-14, 11:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By qqy

I'd look at something with wool in it, like...

I'd look at something with wool in it, like Icebreaker or Swobo. Can't thank of anything that it's heavier for just shorts (unlike thermal knicks)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-14, 01:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,311
Posted By qqy

No, you just don't know how to use CL in NYC. ...

No, you just don't know how to use CL in NYC. The good deals go FAST so you have to check frequently. I sold two 58cm bikes this spring - the first was gone in <12 hours, the second in <24 hours...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-14, 11:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,813
Posted By qqy

Curiously, it's the same material they've been...

Curiously, it's the same material they've been using for a decade now - E5 Alu (70xx Alu). However the tube shaping has radically changed. My first race bike was a '04 E5 Allez and it was very...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-14, 06:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,787
Posted By qqy

This. 100% Also, I have had great luck with...

This. 100%

Also, I have had great luck with kinlin and they build up just as well as any recently made mavic rim.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-14, 11:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,890
Posted By qqy

It rarely works, but when it does it looks great....

It rarely works, but when it does it looks great. Paint and colored rubber usually look so different that it looks ugly.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-14, 01:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,813
Posted By qqy

I own both. They are both quite similar on...

I own both. They are both quite similar on smooth roads. The geometry is more aggressive on the Allez tho. On rough roads the Synapse is much nicer. I am even running the exact same tires/wheels...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-14, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,539
Posted By qqy

I love my RS80s and I'm about the same size as...

I love my RS80s and I'm about the same size as you. $300 seems like a great price if they're not too worm. Then again you can't really go wrong either way.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-14, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,274
Posted By qqy

Seems like getting a S2 for a S1 is enough of a...

Seems like getting a S2 for a S1 is enough of a gift. And a free crank? Your LBS screwed up, and the initial torque probably did not strip the bolt - a hamfisted mechanic probably did. The bolt...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-14, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,151
Posted By qqy

Nope, they are wrong. Shimano has never and...

Nope, they are wrong. Shimano has never and probably will never produce an adapter for another company's standards. I know cuz I really prefer Shimano cranks, and my new Allez has an OSBB so I went...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-14, 02:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,151
Posted By qqy

They do not, and probably never will. OSBB =...

They do not, and probably never will. OSBB = Spec's BB30. There are however third party adapters, of which Praxis is the best.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-14, 02:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,567
Posted By qqy

Uhh.. no. OP: it's really about the ride...

Uhh.. no.

OP: it's really about the ride you want. The Tarmac will be smoother feeling and perhaps have a better strength-to-weight ratio. The Allez will be stiff and durable. The geometry is...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-13, 01:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,212
Posted By qqy

I've cracked OPs in '00 and '06. Never had much...

I've cracked OPs in '00 and '06. Never had much faith in them for bigger riders. The extrusions, materials, and design hasn't changed in a long time. I've built up a many wheels over the years so...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-13, 06:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,212
Posted By qqy

Good clyde rims: Kinlin XR300, Velocity Deep Vs,...

Good clyde rims: Kinlin XR300, Velocity Deep Vs, Mavic CXPxx, etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-13, 06:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,212
Posted By qqy

This is where you lost me. OPs have NEVER been a...

This is where you lost me. OPs have NEVER been a very strong rim, especially for clydes. I have personally cracked three around the eyelets. Likewise, they've hardly evolved from the original Open...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,054
Posted By qqy

As said above, this is a pertty well known issue....

As said above, this is a pertty well known issue. Sp'ed shouldn't give you too hard a time exchanging it. Tho you may likely brake that one too.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-13, 03:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,212
Posted By qqy

Wow - information overload. At 240 you aren't...

Wow - information overload. At 240 you aren't really looking for racing wheels, you're looking wheels that will get you down to race weight if ANY hills are involved. Even for flat crits 240 is...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-13, 02:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,984
Posted By qqy

Stainless cables and modern teflon housing - dry....

Stainless cables and modern teflon housing - dry. However, I have been using RocknRoll cable magic on derailleur housing (dries dry) and I do find it makes a positive difference. I also put...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-13, 06:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,212
Posted By qqy

It's an R3? Get the 440s in 32h. They will take...

It's an R3? Get the 440s in 32h. They will take your weight no problem if they're built right. 3x lacing, brass nipples, DT comp spokes - done. I've been using a set of 465s on 240s, 28h 2x...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-13, 02:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,275
Posted By qqy

1. '09 CAAD9 - the pinnacle of US made Alu frames...

1. '09 CAAD9 - the pinnacle of US made Alu frames before the workers got their notices 1 year in advance..
2. '05 Six13 - threaded BB on some, three carbon tubes; way too complicated for anyone...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-13, 01:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,212
Posted By qqy

This guy is bang on. However I agree with the...

This guy is bang on. However I agree with the above - get 6800s for future compatibility. 32h will be completely fine with 585 rims even at your weight.

However, do consider the newer, wider...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-13, 11:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,865
Posted By qqy

From the builders I know and work with, this is a...

From the builders I know and work with, this is a frustrating exercise that often results in disappointment. What I am saying is that any good build will start with a clear understanding of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-13, 07:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,865
Posted By qqy

That is unbelievably awesome. Forget what I said...

That is unbelievably awesome. Forget what I said and just get a custom singlespeed fatbike. The fatter, the better.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-13, 05:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,865
Posted By qqy

You should really ask the builder, not the...

You should really ask the builder, not the internet, and have faith in the result. Each builder specializes in certain styles and materials. Tell him what you want, and he'll tell you have you need.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-13, 11:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,634
Posted By qqy

I scored a whole bunch of nice Vittoria tubes...

I scored a whole bunch of nice Vittoria tubes from sierra trading post on a sale for $3/ea.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-13, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By qqy

If you need help finding a bike in Brooklyn you...

If you need help finding a bike in Brooklyn you need to seriously rethink your life choices.
09-27-13, 10:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,819
Posted By qqy

This is how it starts...

This is how it starts...
09-26-13, 07:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,819
Posted By qqy

A Mike Mulholand Cyclops. Made and painted in...

A Mike Mulholand Cyclops. Made and painted in house near Toronto. Pics when it arrives.
09-26-13, 04:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,819
Posted By qqy

Thanks. I too wonder if the frameset is a mixed...

Thanks. I too wonder if the frameset is a mixed tube one, but we'll never know now.
09-26-13, 11:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,819
Posted By qqy

Great info here, thanks. This is a frame...

Great info here, thanks.

This is a frame and fork from an out of state seller. No riding is possible, and I've never tried an SL/SLX frame before. I have a stable of aggressive Cannondale...
09-26-13, 10:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,819
Posted By qqy

Columbus SLX ~62cm frame for a larger rider? Bad idea?

Hey fellas, I'm about to pick up a frame from one of my all-time favorite custom builders from where I grew up, who has since passed. The frame is a 63 ST and 60 TT (CtC). I am about 210lbs at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-13, 10:08 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,339
Posted By qqy

The Kent ave bike lane is AWFUL around there. I...

The Kent ave bike lane is AWFUL around there. I especially hate how the northbound lane just ends after the BQE, and people park illegally on the sidewalk, so you have to make a dangerous sweep...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-13, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By qqy

Shimano will continue to produce 10 speed parts...

Shimano will continue to produce 10 speed parts for another 3-5 years. You have nothing to worry about. As for ultegra parts, 6700s will only get cheaper used over time.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-13, 11:25 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 21,776
Posted By qqy

For all you people touting loctite as some...

For all you people touting loctite as some magical cure-all for BB30, do you realize that it was never intended to be used originally, and between 2005-2010 wrenches were tearing their hair out...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-13, 11:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,861
Posted By qqy

I've had good luck with Phil's Bearing Grease in...

I've had good luck with Phil's Bearing Grease in freehubs. Thinner than Polylube, but doesn't wash off in the rain. You can mute even the loudest pawls with heavy grease, or make a DA freehub...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-13, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By qqy

also it was heavily upgraded but someone who...

also it was heavily upgraded but someone who knows bikes. Definitely a great deal.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-13, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By qqy

Very good deal, esp with the upgraded wheel. But...

Very good deal, esp with the upgraded wheel. But the lack of stem spacers worry me. Make sure he rides it before he buys.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-13, 08:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,813
Posted By qqy

I've always been extremely happy with my...

I've always been extremely happy with my Motobecane Century Ti - fits up to 40 tires and braze ons for a rack. Very decent stiffness with shaped tubes and ovelized stays. Only weights slightly more...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-13, 08:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By qqy

If durability is your main concern, why not get...

If durability is your main concern, why not get the XR300s?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-13, 06:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By qqy

That's a good price for a great bike. MSRP was...

That's a good price for a great bike. MSRP was around $1300. If it's in good shape you won't do much better. $550 would be a start, but I doubt the seller will come down that much. It will also...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-13, 08:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,034
Posted By qqy

Actually, those may be DuraAce.

Actually, those may be DuraAce.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-13, 07:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,034
Posted By qqy

$250 is silly. STIs look like 6500 Ultegra, and...

$250 is silly. STIs look like 6500 Ultegra, and the fork is quite decent. I would say ~$400-$450 depending on condition.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-13, 12:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By qqy

I agree with the above. I also recommend a bit...

I agree with the above. I also recommend a bit of Loctite Blue with the bolts, and don't overtighten them so it jams the C clip.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-13, 12:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,114
Posted By qqy

The larger spindle DOES make a substantial...

The larger spindle DOES make a substantial difference in stiffness, and makes installation much easier. As does the wider bearing stance. Then again I have snapped a couple cartridge BB spindles,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-13, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,882
Posted By qqy

This is the tradeoff for having a bike that takes...

This is the tradeoff for having a bike that takes larger tires! I wish my 09 Synapse could take 28s for bigger. It's also a good example of where having a LBS do the work can save time and money.
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