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08-29-17, 11:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,828
Posted By Phantoj

I had an incredibell once. My riding buddies...

I had an incredibell once. My riding buddies thought it was hilarious when the bell would ding while I was crashing. This happened a lot...
08-09-17, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,002
Posted By Phantoj

I put the timing chain on the inside and used a...

I put the timing chain on the inside and used a masterlink for "easy" removal.
10-28-16, 09:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,534
Posted By Phantoj

If you want to talk depreciation and hobbies......

If you want to talk depreciation and hobbies... guns hold their value very well. Some musical instruments are very good, too...
10-17-16, 05:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 893
Posted By Phantoj

So I think that the RS linked to in the original...

So I think that the RS linked to in the original post is just about the nicest fork you can still buy new with V-brake bosses.

The exception would be this one:

Manitou R7 MRD 100mm ABS Milo 26"...
10-15-16, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 893
Posted By Phantoj

What sort of fork could he get with triple the...

What sort of fork could he get with triple the budget that meets his requirements: rim brakes, 1-1/8 steerer?

You noticed that the fork he suggested is an air fork with adjustable rebound and...
10-14-16, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 893
Posted By Phantoj

You have a lot of options used, not too many new....

You have a lot of options used, not too many new.

There is another RS fork that is cheaper, but it is coil:

RockShox 30 Silver TK Fork 26" 100mm Coil 9MMQR 1 1 8" Steerer Disc or Rim Brake |...
09-28-16, 08:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,857
Posted By Phantoj

Not sure if linear right down to the bottom is a...

Not sure if linear right down to the bottom is a good thing...?

See anything odd with a $70 fork and a $60 stem..? I'd rather have a $200 fork and $10 ea for stem, fork, and headset... but that's...
09-26-16, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,183
Posted By Phantoj

It's going to be a fairly light frame, not so...

It's going to be a fairly light frame, not so sure about the rest of the components though, lol.

I had a CAAD2 rigid ("Sobe" promotional) that I picked up cheap on Craigslist and it was a light...
09-26-16, 05:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,183
Posted By Phantoj

What would you do with it?

What would you do with it?
09-23-16, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,629
Posted By Phantoj

Just trust your gut and go with the one you like...

Just trust your gut and go with the one you like best, for whatever reason.
09-22-16, 01:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,713
Posted By Phantoj

I put a bell on my MTB years ago. My riding...

I put a bell on my MTB years ago. My riding buddies thought it was hilarious when the bell dinged during a crash... of which there were many, lol.
09-22-16, 07:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,629
Posted By Phantoj

Here's my humble opinion on those forks... my son...

Here's my humble opinion on those forks... my son has a (used) GT Avalanche with the XCM-HLO... the first fork was in bad shape, so I replaced it with another.

The hydraulic lockout version of the...
09-16-16, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,483
Posted By Phantoj

actually the first mountain bike ever was the...

actually the first mountain bike ever was the breezer #1

Breezer 1 Mountain Bike | National Museum of American History (http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_1419571)
09-15-16, 08:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,403
Posted By Phantoj

worthless without pics... I'm not seeing how...

worthless without pics...

I'm not seeing how torquing up your brake caliper should put any bending stress on its mounting tabs. Maybe something what misaligned?
09-14-16, 11:09 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,857
Posted By Phantoj

I think you should slow down a bit and really map...

I think you should slow down a bit and really map out a plan before finding the next thing to buy. In fact, I think you may have already made a few missteps - I'm not sure your Marzocchi is really...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-14, 10:58 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,760
Posted By Phantoj

"Velo Vol's twenty was still clean as a...

"Velo Vol's twenty was still clean as a whistle..."
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-14, 01:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,633
Posted By Phantoj

I believe that if someone is drifting into your...

I believe that if someone is drifting into your lane, pushing back against his/her hip IS actually the correct response. I took a track racing class years ago and that was one of the practice...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-14, 10:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,789
Posted By Phantoj

Can you elaborate on what exactly this...

Can you elaborate on what exactly this industry-standard definition of "boutique" is? It sounds like you are trying to say it is a small brand with products that put performance secondary to... ride?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-14, 08:51 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,824
Posted By Phantoj

Well, as long as I have your personal guarantee,...

Well, as long as I have your personal guarantee, then I guess the argument is settled.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-14, 08:50 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,824
Posted By Phantoj

2013 Honda Accord Sedan: 0.82g on the skidpad...

2013 Honda Accord Sedan: 0.82g on the skidpad (Car and Driver)
Jobst Brandt on Avocet Fasgrips ~ 41° lean = 0.87g

Plus, the bike can carve a better line in the corner.

Conclusion: a good bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-14, 03:09 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,824
Posted By Phantoj

There's that one old Jobst Brandt picture where...

There's that one old Jobst Brandt picture where he's leaning over in a curve and it looks like it's around 45 degrees.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-14, 11:37 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,824
Posted By Phantoj

I love it when people write, "it's simple...

I love it when people write, "it's simple physics!". They are always wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-14, 04:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,387
Posted By Phantoj

The poll I wanted to see was, "Who would you...

The poll I wanted to see was, "Who would you rather ride with: OTP or 'that guy'?".
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-14, 02:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,236
Posted By Phantoj

and this one ISN'T in great shape. I'd be...

and this one ISN'T in great shape. I'd be thinking $200 or so.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-14, 08:47 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 12,226
Posted By Phantoj

Maybe getting a tandem would be the answer? Then...

Maybe getting a tandem would be the answer? Then he couldn't drop you...?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-14, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By Phantoj

I was a Saris Bones early adopter, but I gotta...

I was a Saris Bones early adopter, but I gotta admit, the Thule Raceway looks awesome. Seen a few on the highway and I was impressed. Pricey, though!

But for what I actually use: I generally...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-14, 07:41 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 6,955
Posted By Phantoj

If you define "average" as the average among home...

If you define "average" as the average among home cooks. But what if "average" is defined by all cooks, from restaurant chefs to elementary school lunchladies? Do TV dinners and frozen entrees...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-14, 09:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,552
Posted By Phantoj

No worries, there's practically no lateral load...

No worries, there's practically no lateral load on your wheels when you corner.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-14, 05:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,552
Posted By Phantoj

The trick, IMO is to keep some weight on the...

The trick, IMO is to keep some weight on the wheel while you tighten the skewer.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-14, 03:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,552
Posted By Phantoj

I think ideally, you would want to have the...

I think ideally, you would want to have the setscrew adjusted to ensure that both pads retract the same distance, and then rotate everything to keep it centered.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-14, 07:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,023
Posted By Phantoj

Note there's no "Handmade in USA" on the...

Note there's no "Handmade in USA" on the seatstays, either.

Anyway, I think CAAD7 was when they moved the cable stops to the headtube.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-14, 05:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,023
Posted By Phantoj

I think it has been repainted. Large logo on top...

I think it has been repainted. Large logo on top tube and down tube looks wrong to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-14, 11:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,593
Posted By Phantoj

Looks like those amateurs are trying to rip off...

Looks like those amateurs are trying to rip off the ShelBroCo system...

http://sheldonbrown.com/chainclean.html

The ShelBroCo Bicycle Chain Cleaning System...
08-18-14, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,467
Posted By Phantoj

I didn't get our kids "good" bikes until they hit...

I didn't get our kids "good" bikes until they hit the 20" wheel size. All our kids learned (and are learning) on department-store bikes with 12" wheels.

IMO, with the really small sizes (less...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-14, 09:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,169
Posted By Phantoj

^ can you explain how a tire works?

^ can you explain how a tire works?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-14, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 792
Posted By Phantoj

I'd say to find a good wheelbuilder and tell him...

I'd say to find a good wheelbuilder and tell him what you're after.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-14, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,791
Posted By Phantoj

25mm on the CAAD sounds like a good plan. Make...

25mm on the CAAD sounds like a good plan. Make sure to keep the pressures high if there are ruts in the trail. 28 is not overkill, it's actually still a little too narrow, IMO, if it's like what...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-14, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By Phantoj

It's pronounced, "m'lady"

It's pronounced, "m'lady"
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-14, 09:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,169
Posted By Phantoj

So you are saying, that if I have two identical...

So you are saying, that if I have two identical bikes, both with 23mm tires at 100 psi, and one has wide rims but the other has narrow rims -- bumps will jolt me more severely when I'm riding the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-14, 07:57 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,931
Posted By Phantoj

Please can we stop talking about running?

Please can we stop talking about running?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-14, 09:02 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-14, 04:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,929
Posted By Phantoj

Congrats on the weight loss :thumb: Agree...

Congrats on the weight loss :thumb:

Agree with those who say to take your time finding the perfect bike... your current setup isn't that shabby anyway.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-14, 11:29 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,892
Posted By Phantoj

ride lots

ride lots
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-14, 11:07 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,931
Posted By Phantoj

Among the (yawn) nature/nurture discussion in...

Among the (yawn) nature/nurture discussion in this thread, this post was a gem... agree 100%.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-14, 07:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,169
Posted By Phantoj

Good that you are OK. I remember when I...

Good that you are OK.

I remember when I first started riding, I heard about a local rider who rear-ended a parked truck on a fast descent and died.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-14, 12:29 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,540
Posted By Phantoj

Yep, trails with lots of intersecting roads are...

Yep, trails with lots of intersecting roads are dangerous and annoying, certain sections of the Burke-Gillman for example. Rails-to-trails usually have very few intersections, and they are a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-14, 04:08 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,540
Posted By Phantoj

Do they sell ice cream?

Do they sell ice cream?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-14, 09:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,871
Posted By Phantoj

I ride on a MUP a lot and I never see the "jump...

I ride on a MUP a lot and I never see the "jump left" reaction when I say it. Sometimes I get a "thanks". Once at a stop, I met a walker who was ranting about cyclists who DON'T call it out. And I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-14, 12:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,040
Posted By Phantoj

Sounds like you did pretty well. Decent bike in...

Sounds like you did pretty well. Decent bike in good shape within your budget!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-14, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By Phantoj

In my opinion, if a tire has worn until the...

In my opinion, if a tire has worn until the fabric is exposed, and then it blows out, then the tire isn't defective. (the user is, lol)

If a tire bulges or fails before being worn down to the...
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