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01-05-12, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,444,191
Posted By bigskyTi

Brand New http://i41.tinypic.com/30mn6nl.jpg...

Brand New

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-12, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2,893
Views: 770,523
Posted By bigskyTi

New Ti 29er in the house ...

New Ti 29er in the house

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-11, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2,893
Views: 770,523
Posted By bigskyTi

This is Perfection.

This is Perfection.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-11, 06:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,144
Posted By bigskyTi

Can't wait to receive mine. Very cool and...

Can't wait to receive mine. Very cool and elegant design.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-11, 06:00 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,791
Posted By bigskyTi

I think it's funny all the anicdotes about the...

I think it's funny all the anicdotes about the Ghisallo. Especially the guy that says you can bend it with your bare hands. I rode one for years ar 185lbs and still managed to be at the front of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-11, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 532
Posted By bigskyTi

I run a Deda Zero 100 in the dark metal finish...

I run a Deda Zero 100 in the dark metal finish and it matches up pretty nicely. It is also pretty stiff and light. I've looked at Ti stems for years and never could quite pull the trigger. If I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-11, 06:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,482
Posted By bigskyTi

No set back on mine, but i go Ti on a ll my Ti...

No set back on mine, but i go Ti on a ll my Ti frames. I also use Ti binders and it gives a nice integrated look.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-11, 09:22 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,863
Posted By bigskyTi

If you are looking for an XS frame watch...

If you are looking for an XS frame watch Gearscan.com they have had a Litespeed Bella Ti (650c) up a few times for about a G note.

As for a light, stiff Ti frame for a heavy rider I'm 190lbs...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-11, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2,893
Views: 770,523
Posted By bigskyTi

Updated the Archon Build Archon T1 sz L...

Updated the Archon

Build

Archon T1 sz L
Edge 2.0
Chris King HS Ti baseplate
Zipp Countour SL SS 44cm bars
Deda Zero 100 120mm 82 deg stem
SRAM Red FD, RD, Shifters
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-11, 08:48 AM
Replies: 26,657
Views: 16,868,559
Posted By bigskyTi

Litespeed Archon T1 sz L ~13.8 lbs -My Daily...

Litespeed Archon T1 sz L ~13.8 lbs -My Daily Driver

http://i52.tinypic.com/2zptb7r.jpg

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-11, 01:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 666
Posted By bigskyTi

weight comes from a lot of places. Wheels are a...

weight comes from a lot of places. Wheels are a big one, frame can be big, groupsets can be half a pound or so, tires and tubes, even something as innocuous as bar tape can weigh down your rig.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-11, 08:02 AM
Replies: 662
Views: 78,666
Posted By bigskyTi

If you haven't touched the brakes in a while you...

If you haven't touched the brakes in a while you definitely notice it takes longer to stop. Pretty much a revolution of the wheel to wipe the brake track and dry the pad. Honestly it is more of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-11, 07:14 AM
Replies: 662
Views: 78,666
Posted By bigskyTi

Mostly in it's final configuration after some...

Mostly in it's final configuration after some modifications this spring

13.8 lbs as shown with cages and pedals.

as you can see it is no Pageant Weenie either. This is after a quick 30 mi in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-11, 10:20 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,540
Posted By bigskyTi

Wow, bummer. I hate to be a hater, but maybe...

Wow, bummer.

I hate to be a hater, but maybe give Orbea a chance to rectify the problem before you go and seek the infinite non expertise of the internet community?
Again sorry. But failures...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-11, 07:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,693
Posted By bigskyTi

Over inflating your tires is NOT a good thing. ...

Over inflating your tires is NOT a good thing. your jsut asking for one to fail.
Also, higher pressure is not a solution to lower Crr unless you are on a track or very smooth surface. At your...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-11, 06:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 632
Posted By bigskyTi

you're actually only half right. Zipp 303's have...

you're actually only half right. Zipp 303's have gone through several redesigns - the most recent being 2009. I believe the 2004 is a non-dimpled 38mm profile wheel. They were not terribly stiff...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-11, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2,893
Views: 770,523
Posted By bigskyTi

Seatpost is some Ebay job I picked up about two...

Seatpost is some Ebay job I picked up about two years ago for $15
The stem is a stock Deda Zero 100 Dark Metal 120mm 82deg. The lighting in the picture obviously is bad, but in the daylight it...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-11, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2,893
Views: 770,523
Posted By bigskyTi

I've made some changes to the fleet so I thought...

I've made some changes to the fleet so I thought I'd update them all in one place.

Archon T1
http://i52.tinypic.com/2cr84sx.jpg

Quintana Roo TiPhoon (just after finishing Ironman Canada)...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-04-11, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By bigskyTi

I'll ideally be bending and forming. I know the...

I'll ideally be bending and forming. I know the preferred methods for cold working Ti tubing in theory, what I'm after is a bit more of a practical take on the process. What tools I'll need, what...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-04-11, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By bigskyTi

Anybody work with Ti?

I'm having a heck of a time sourcing Ti frame material in the US. Found a couple of overseas suppliers but it's a bit hard to know who to trust plus most of it is bulk material and I wanted to start...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-10, 07:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,651
Posted By bigskyTi

Well I've got about 1500km in the saddle thus far...

Well I've got about 1500km in the saddle thus far on the C1. I think the best way to describe my experience with this bike is that my Archon T1 is in the basement with no brakes, no wheels, no...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-10, 12:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,651
Posted By bigskyTi

Litespeed Archon C1 - New ride

So here she is all built up. Sz L super stiff, very rigid front end, very smooth ride. This feels more areo under me than my TT bike. A real head turner in person with the UD Carbon finish in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-09, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By bigskyTi

had a front skewer open on me two years ago. ...

had a front skewer open on me two years ago. just rattled open because I'd not used enough tension I guess. Totally destroyed my shoulder. I now pay attention to every little rattle that springs...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-09, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By bigskyTi

Litespeed used to (and still does to some extent)...

Litespeed used to (and still does to some extent) lots of 'one off' bikes. Custom geometry to make a bike behave a certain way is one of the selling points of Ti.
That being said there may be no...
09-28-09, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 859
Posted By bigskyTi

Had similar surgery to you for completely severed...

Had similar surgery to you for completely severed AC and CC igaments torn maniscus and lots of muscle damage.
I was off the bike for close to a year. I now have 99% functionality out of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-09, 09:36 AM
Replies: 44
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Views: 1,897
Posted By bigskyTi

Depends on riding style, budget, personal...

Depends on riding style, budget, personal preference. Honestly you cna make a Ti bike anyway you want, but certain companies are limited to tube shapes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-09, 02:35 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,199
Posted By bigskyTi

I stay away form carbon stems. just not the...

I stay away form carbon stems. just not the right applicaion IMHO. Plus most highend alloy stems are lighter and stiffer for half the coin. That being said I've been happy with my Deda Zero 100...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-09, 11:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,490
Posted By bigskyTi

If you are equating flex with comfort you may be...

If you are equating flex with comfort you may be a bit misguided. That being said many Ti bikes are very light and have flex. It is actually one of their selling features.

Todays marketing can...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-09, 07:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,613
Posted By bigskyTi

A couple of things. Litespeed is owned by...

A couple of things.

Litespeed is owned by American Bicycle Group which also owns Quintana Roo a Tri bike specialist. They have been making CF bikes for years and used the aero and CF lessons...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-09, 07:20 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,320
Posted By bigskyTi

I'm a very salty sweater also. Through a bunch...

I'm a very salty sweater also. Through a bunch of trial and error I've found that the salt tabs or pills work pretty good, but a good high electrolyte drink does alot better.

I use Infinite...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-09, 01:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,554
Posted By bigskyTi

mmmmmmm.... Baum. So nice. Glad to see I'm...

mmmmmmm.... Baum.

So nice. Glad to see I'm not the last true believer in Ti.
IMHO go eith the new 2010 SRAM Force if you cna get your hands on it. It woudl look so nice on that frame.
...
Forum: Triathlon
06-09-09, 11:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 903
Posted By bigskyTi

Please don't. I have seen far too many...

Please don't.

I have seen far too many people go right out of the gate to Ironman and I can't tell you how many bad experiences they have.

here is a little secret about Ironman. Anyone of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-09, 05:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,087
Posted By bigskyTi

Depends on the year and wheelset, full ultegra or...

Depends on the year and wheelset, full ultegra or a mix. But in excellent condition I'd buy it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-09, 07:41 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,999
Posted By bigskyTi

If it has to be just two A Ti CX bike with...

If it has to be just two

A Ti CX bike with LOTS of wheels including a set of 303 tubies with road tires. This will serve as my almost everything bike

A Ti Full suspension MTB for everything...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-09, 03:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,621
Posted By bigskyTi

Some of us rock Ti. I happen to rock four fo...

Some of us rock Ti. I happen to rock four fo them. Here is my roadie
http://i44.tinypic.com/ehep9z.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-09, 07:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,816
Posted By bigskyTi

I think competetive cyclist will send you a box...

I think competetive cyclist will send you a box of liek 10 saddles for $50 part os which can be used as credit towards the purchase of one of the ten. Seems like the best route if your LBS is closed...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-09, 06:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,690
Posted By bigskyTi

Unfortunately I've herd of this before. I think...

Unfortunately I've herd of this before. I think that the line of thinking goes "We no longer make the Ultimate and will credit you only the MSRP of your original purchase price against one of our...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-09, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By bigskyTi

Rim brakes are not going to be as powerful as...

Rim brakes are not going to be as powerful as disc brakes, but make sure that you have the brake adjusted properly and change out the pads for something with a little more bite. Also make sure your...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-09, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,711
Posted By bigskyTi

I'm not certain, but most frame makers will have...

I'm not certain, but most frame makers will have a lifetime "Manufacturers Defect Warranty" although you have to check each company. What does that mean? Well if the lugs come apart you shoudl be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-09, 09:42 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 7,945
Posted By bigskyTi

That would depend greatly on the the amount of...

That would depend greatly on the the amount of watts/kilo each rider was generating.

I love these generalizations that make no sense. Take a guy that weighs 185lbs and can generate 1500w...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-09, 07:53 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 7,945
Posted By bigskyTi

Obviously anyone who is annoyed by how much...

Obviously anyone who is annoyed by how much biking costs has never ventured into other competetive hobby worlds.

I'm one of those 'idiots' that has a 14 lb bike, and obviously to some that makes...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-09, 08:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,846
Posted By bigskyTi

I own a bunch of wheels and am mostly a...

I own a bunch of wheels and am mostly a Triathlete and recreational rider. Now my 'recreation' is usually 30-60mile rides around mostly flat but windy areas.

I used to own 404 clinchers and 303...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-09, 11:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,378
Posted By bigskyTi

My wife is about 5'3" and I demended that she be...

My wife is about 5'3" and I demended that she be on a 650 wheelsed bike. I think the geometries for bikes under 53cm are much better with a smaller wheel.

Try the Cervelo RS in XS it has a 51.5...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-09, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By bigskyTi

Pump mount?

Pump mount?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-09, 02:08 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,921
Posted By bigskyTi

Why does that look like a 650 front and 700 rear?

Why does that look like a 650 front and 700 rear?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-09, 09:57 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,921
Posted By bigskyTi

Conan is well nort of 6'5" if I recall correctly....

Conan is well nort of 6'5" if I recall correctly. he is ridding a drop from his saddle to his bars, so I'd say that custom Ti ride with tall head tube was necessary.

I agree about the leg hair...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-09, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2,893
Views: 770,523
Posted By bigskyTi

FWIW I have 5 Ti frames, and have run at least 6...

FWIW I have 5 Ti frames, and have run at least 6 different BB/crank configurations. I've had noise in the BB area on several occations.

First off, this is not always a BB problem. I've had lose...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-09, 05:20 PM
Replies: 19,534
Views: 4,140,014
Posted By bigskyTi

http://cycling.ciamillo.com/ I have been on...

http://cycling.ciamillo.com/

I have been on ZeroG for years and just couln't resist the bling and increas in stopping power (not that I ever thought mine were lacking)

Yeah I could buy stock or...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-09, 04:31 PM
Replies: 19,534
Views: 4,140,014
Posted By bigskyTi

Ordered mine today. Thanks Pezcyclingnews for...

Ordered mine today. Thanks Pezcyclingnews for the photo

http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/photos/charles/gravitest7.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-09, 03:06 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 9,866
Posted By bigskyTi

5 Road Tri CX Townie Road (half built)

5
Road
Tri
CX
Townie
Road (half built)
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