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03-29-20, 12:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,410
Posted By spectastic

How do you stay productive during weekends?

more of a life question than a cycling question.. when I was racing, like most, i had to do long weekend rides. when i came back, big meal always followed, and i get absolutely nothing done for the...
03-03-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By spectastic

it's actually 3/8", which translates to 9.5 mm....

it's actually 3/8", which translates to 9.5 mm. and it's 26 tpi.
03-02-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By spectastic

they're 3/8" (or 9.5) at 26 tpi. can't seem to...

they're 3/8" (or 9.5) at 26 tpi. can't seem to find a security nut of that size though. i feel like if i do, they're going to worth half what i paid for the bike.
03-02-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By spectastic

i'll stop by a different shop for a 2nd opinion ...

i'll stop by a different shop for a 2nd opinion



don't recognize it.
03-02-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By spectastic

Common fixie wheel axle nut sizes?

i just got a beater pure fix fixie as a town beater. i want to replace the front wheel axle nuts with security nuts, but I'd like to confirm the actual diameter and tpi of these threads so i can...
12-31-19, 11:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,528
Posted By spectastic

the adjustable insoles have inserts that you can...

the adjustable insoles have inserts that you can replace to adjust the arch support. for many, myself included, they're necessary to avoid foot pain.
12-14-19, 01:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,528
Posted By spectastic

do the lake mx237 shoes come with adjustable...

do the lake mx237 shoes come with adjustable insoles?

I also noticed that they're significantly heavier (>100g per shoe) than the shimano rx8. maybe not a big deal to the enthusiast but it's...
12-14-19, 01:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,292
Posted By spectastic

yea that may be in the future for me down the...

yea that may be in the future for me down the road. for now, i'm happy where i'm at. california is expensive!
12-14-19, 01:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,292
Posted By spectastic

thanks for the suggestions. where i'm at there...

thanks for the suggestions. where i'm at there are actually places where i can do box jumps, right next to the pull up bars next to the rec center. recently, i've been doing pushups, pullups, some...
12-10-19, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,528
Posted By spectastic

got email back from the supplier. the insole...

got email back from the supplier. the insole widths on the 43e and 44 for the shimano rx8 are pretty much the same. the 44 insole is about 0.8 cm longer. So it appears that the sizing for 43e on the...
12-10-19, 02:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,292
Posted By spectastic

Alternatives to riding in the cold rain?

riding in the pacific northwest is no fun this time of year. i'd like to stay in shape by doing a combination of running (for aerobic fitness) and squats (to retain strength in legs), as well as some...
12-09-19, 12:16 AM
Replies: 5,037
Views: 284,664
Posted By spectastic

oh man did i miss internet drama? damn

oh man did i miss internet drama? damn
12-08-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5,037
Views: 284,664
Posted By spectastic

been a while, but this subthread seems dead-er...

been a while, but this subthread seems dead-er than i remember.
12-08-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,528
Posted By spectastic

Shimano RX8 shoe. Wide or size up?

I normally wear 9.5 running shoes, but for my shimano road shoes, I've felt comfortable with 43E (wide). I've also had shimano size 44 mountain bike shoes, which were ok, but not as snug as the 43E....
Forum: Commuting
10-23-19, 11:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,071
Posted By spectastic

ah i like it :) question though. how often...

ah i like it :)

question though. how often does it give false alarms? i guess it depends on how/where you park it..
Forum: Commuting
10-19-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 402
Posted By spectastic

clamping carradice SQR onto D shaped carbon seat post?

I ordered a SQR system for my carradice camper because it seemed like less of a rip off compared to the bagman, seemed like a more secure system, and I didn't want to mess with the straps anymore. My...
Forum: Touring
10-18-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,878
Posted By spectastic

Beware of the clearance between the bottom of the...

Beware of the clearance between the bottom of the bag and the tire. I have a bagman mount without the support underneath, and the bag rests on the top of my rear fender, which is ok. However, I found...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,071
Posted By spectastic

i've decided to just strip everything from it,...

i've decided to just strip everything from it, and keep lights in my backpack. figured i'll probably never flat in these tractor tires in my 1 mile commute, and everything in this town is pretty...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,071
Posted By spectastic

I got a water proof seat cover over the brooks,...

I got a water proof seat cover over the brooks, so nobody knows what it is unless they really take their time. plus, i don't think these thieves know what a brooks saddle is. i think most of them are...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,071
Posted By spectastic

Thief proof my bike parts

I lived in Austin TX for 3 years, and never had anything stolen from my bikes. I moved to Eugene OR recently, and the petty theft here is on another level. I have anti theft skewers on my wheels and...
09-23-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,253
Posted By spectastic

i've been here for maybe a month. don't really go...

i've been here for maybe a month. don't really go to the bike paths really, aside from running along the river every once in a while. having to worry about irrational actions from homeless people is...
09-23-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,572
Posted By spectastic

we have professionals here? :lol: :roflmao: ...

we have professionals here? :lol: :roflmao:

I consider pushups somewhat of a core workout. Same with stretching, depending on how you do it. I've only started maybe 2 weeks ago, and have been...
09-22-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,572
Posted By spectastic

I do cycling for fun, fitness etc. However, I...

I do cycling for fun, fitness etc. However, I also want to keep a good balance, and this just this ain't natural

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09-03-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,587
Posted By spectastic

depends on how long you were out i think. friend...

depends on how long you were out i think. friend of mine took like a 10 year break, and came back as a cat 4. he got to skip cat 5 because someone from USAC knew him. you can probably try to appeal...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,886
Posted By spectastic

the trains in the US are pretty slow, otherwise,...

the trains in the US are pretty slow, otherwise, i agree it'd be a good option
09-02-19, 02:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,805
Posted By spectastic

well i'm in eugene now. so far I like it a lot....

well i'm in eugene now. so far I like it a lot. temperature is much more mild compared to central texas (omfg). but the rain starts in october. gonna enjoy whatever daylight I can get for now.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 02:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,886
Posted By spectastic

thanks for the suggestions. I get that people...

thanks for the suggestions. I get that people have sentimental attachments to their bikes. However, if you pick a bike with the right size/geometry, you can adjust the fit to be exactly like your own...
08-21-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,805
Posted By spectastic

how does winter training typically work?

how does winter training typically work?
08-16-19, 01:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,805
Posted By spectastic

I found a place for $500 (including parking,...

I found a place for $500 (including parking, utilities, internet), right next to the university, where i'll be working. the quad efficiency units where you have your own locked room and share the...
08-16-19, 01:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,805
Posted By spectastic

I did a bike tour down the west coast around...

I did a bike tour down the west coast around summer time once. figured I just bring a bivy and a sleeping pad, and camp out on the hiker/biker sites. no blanket, because I wanted to save weight. that...
08-13-19, 01:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By spectastic

replacement in kind would be the easiest thing to...

replacement in kind would be the easiest thing to do. I'm just wondering if later deore designs are compatible with the m525, assuming that the engineering of the free hubs in the alter designs are...
08-13-19, 01:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By spectastic

idk, but the hub bearings are well greased and...

idk, but the hub bearings are well greased and properly tightened. but there's still some lateral play in the cassette. it likely won't affect shifting very much in the bike i'm running, but still...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 01:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,886
Posted By spectastic

renting bikes instead of traveling with bike

For those of you who travel a lot and like to ride where you travel, have you considered not shipping the bike, but instead renting one at the place you're traveling to, even if it's for up to a...
08-12-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By spectastic

shimano free hub replacement?

I bought a used wheelset that has shimano deore fh-mt525 rear hub. I noticed there was play in the free hub. Greasing the bearings did not help, so it appears the free hub body needs to be replaced,...
08-07-19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,805
Posted By spectastic

but I hail from the midwest my man. ain't no rain...

but I hail from the midwest my man. ain't no rain going to keep me down after 22 years of hardass winter. no sir
08-06-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,805
Posted By spectastic

Well I didn't get the job in so cal like I was...

Well I didn't get the job in so cal like I was hoping for. But perhaps I will get some experience in PNW and relocate. we shall see. I don't like rain that much either.
08-06-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,253
Posted By spectastic

I'm in Austin right now. It's pretty f*ing hot....

I'm in Austin right now. It's pretty f*ing hot. But I love the people here. I'm not crazy about the clouds, but it's not going to kill me.



That sucks to see. Are the streets outside the town...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,569
Posted By spectastic

ahh I see. but what if I have post mount...

ahh I see. but what if I have post mount adapters? there's no real way to shave those very precisely. but I guess if the fork is slightly crooked, it might help. will look into it.

however, it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,569
Posted By spectastic

all my rotors are 1.5 mm width, they're as true...

all my rotors are 1.5 mm width, they're as true as i can get them. I suspect caliper angle has something to do with it, but there's no way to really change that on the bike. supposedly, the caliper...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 01:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,569
Posted By spectastic

Hydraulic 160 rotors

Hydraulic

160 rotors
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,569
Posted By spectastic

disc brake rubbing from flex?

I have a 2016 giant tcx, which uses 15f/12r thru axles. I thought this would eliminate rotor rubbing, but I was wrong. when I stand up to put power down on a hill or sprint, the front rotors still...
07-23-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,805
Posted By spectastic

alllriiiight

alllriiiight
07-23-19, 05:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,805
Posted By spectastic

thanks. I didn't really get to see much of either...

thanks. I didn't really get to see much of either towns during my visits. i basically only saw skinner butte, which seemed like a pretty sweet spot for hill repeats, and was told there was a nice...
07-22-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,805
Posted By spectastic

what's your impression of eugene in general?

what's your impression of eugene in general?
07-22-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,805
Posted By spectastic

thanks. I'm interested in the racing scene too. ...

thanks. I'm interested in the racing scene too.

i haven't gotten the offer from the cali dudes, but I'm optimistic about it.
07-22-19, 12:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,805
Posted By spectastic

what's riding like in eugene OR and irvine CA?

I could be moving to either of these two places for work. I'm wondering if people know these areas for riding and other things.
07-22-19, 12:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,109
Posted By spectastic

what's the riding scene like in irvine?

I could be moving there. later this year. I realize LA area tends to be all interconnected. but I'm wondering what people's impressions are about irvine. I've read that the area is a little quiet and...
07-21-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,253
Posted By spectastic

what's the riding/living scene like in eugene?

I'm potentially moving there. based on my research so far, eugene quality of life is so so, and weather is pretty rainy. curious to get take from others.
06-14-19, 12:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By spectastic

yea i've tried to realign the caliper. haven't...

yea i've tried to realign the caliper. haven't gotten a chance to stop by bike shop yet.
06-13-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By spectastic

front rotor won't stop rubbing

I have problem with front rotor rubbing on my 2016 giant tcx, which has 160 rotors. I've tried everything. truing the rotor, getting new rotors, different pads, different wheels. yet for whatever...
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