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Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-15, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 442,023
Posted By kimconyc

http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae68/kimconyc/B...

http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae68/kimconyc/BF/20150913_220228_zpsnulvxywl.jpg (http://s958.photobucket.com/user/kimconyc/media/BF/20150913_220228_zpsnulvxywl.jpg.html)

Finally had a chance...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-15, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 877
Posted By kimconyc

legendary frame legendary groupset legendary...

legendary frame
legendary groupset
legendary wheels/hubs

Spend $100 for some really nice cables, reassembly of bike, and new bar tape.

Or...

Just get a whole new bike (always a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-14, 10:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 744
Posted By kimconyc

http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae68/kimconyc/B...

http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae68/kimconyc/BF/1794529_737155472968930_1867773974_n_zps4b54860a.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-14, 11:44 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,368
Posted By kimconyc

Here are some of my other Italy ride reports: ...

Here are some of my other Italy ride reports:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/770423-My-Ride-up-Passo-Gavia-%28pics%29-and-Extra-Carnage...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-14, 11:40 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,368
Posted By kimconyc

Awesome! Go to have fun! Don't over-train...

Awesome!


Go to have fun! Don't over-train since the tour is in late August and it will not be a race. Advice from my experience is to learn to care for pasta and wine if you don't already and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-13, 09:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,930
Posted By kimconyc

:lol: :beer: nice!

:lol: :beer: nice!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-13, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By kimconyc

I use both Speedplay Zero and Shimano SPD (M770...

I use both Speedplay Zero and Shimano SPD (M770 XT) pedals and I would recommend SPD pedals for you. You are correct that Speedplay pedals require some maintenance like re-greasing them every few...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-13, 08:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,930
Posted By kimconyc

I've used the Conti (carbon specific) tubular...

I've used the Conti (carbon specific) tubular glue in a pinch and I hated it! I always go back to Vittoria Mastik'One.

Also, on a side note, I used to do the whole multi-day cure/layer thing but...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-13, 08:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,930
Posted By kimconyc

I was riding with a buddy of mine who got a tiny...

I was riding with a buddy of mine who got a tiny puncture from a sharp stone (slow leak) and we used pit-stop and it worked really well.

FWIW, I ride with Pit-Stop and a spare tubular when I ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-13, 08:01 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,235
Posted By kimconyc

For all the terrorists in the thread who hate...

For all the terrorists in the thread who hate freedom, you're grandpa Karl Marx will be rolling in his grave when he gets a load of the $17,000 Chanel Bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-13, 07:51 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,235
Posted By kimconyc

There are plenty of people on here who are not...

There are plenty of people on here who are not "rich" that can justify buying a bike that is, perhaps in someone else's eyes, more than they "need".

Who is to judge how people spend their money?...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-13, 04:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,235
Posted By kimconyc

If anything, this is anti-hipster. First, we have...

If anything, this is anti-hipster. First, we have to define "hipster" but I doubt the conventional definition is attracted to Hermes or a lux-label like that. This is just part of the mainstream...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-13, 08:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,214
Posted By kimconyc

You can't go wrong with Cannondale. You will get...

You can't go wrong with Cannondale. You will get a good bike, a good warranty, etc. An important factor in purchasing a bike is how you will get it serviced for routine maintenance (assuming you will...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-13, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2,244
Views: 325,721
Posted By kimconyc

HG, I'm sure you will be familiar with this...

HG, I'm sure you will be familiar with this route...

9W:
http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae68/kimconyc/BF/005_zps9f57067f.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-13, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2,244
Views: 325,721
Posted By kimconyc

Passo dello Stelvio from Bormio - rainy days: ...

Passo dello Stelvio from Bormio - rainy days:
http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae68/kimconyc/BF/560-3_-2__-4_tonemapped_zpsf7098b11.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-13, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2,244
Views: 325,721
Posted By kimconyc

Passo dello Stelvio: ...

Passo dello Stelvio:
http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae68/kimconyc/BF/424-3_-2__-4_tonemapped_zps63a60128.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-13, 08:00 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,560
Posted By kimconyc

Sunrise: ...

Sunrise:
http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae68/kimconyc/BF/424-3_-2__-4_tonemapped_zps63a60128.jpg (http://s958.photobucket.com/user/kimconyc/media/BF/424-3_-2__-4_tonemapped_zps63a60128.jpg.html)...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-13, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 820
Posted By kimconyc

I've ridden on a steel bike with Roll-y Pol-y...

I've ridden on a steel bike with Roll-y Pol-y 700c x 28 at around 80 psi. Those are some SMOOOTH tires. It almost feels like the boss's cruiser.

Tire pressure is also important. Before shelling...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-13, 02:11 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,409
Posted By kimconyc

Some people have different bikes for different...

Some people have different bikes for different occasions as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-13, 02:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,409
Posted By kimconyc

This is somewhat OT, but after using a PowerTap...

This is somewhat OT, but after using a PowerTap SL+ for the past two years, I cannot see how the Vector offers any serious advantages over a PowerTap. And I'm not shilling BTW. However, here are some...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-13, 09:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,006
Posted By kimconyc

The only "real" advantage I can see between...

The only "real" advantage I can see between something like R45s or Shimano 105's is that the CK hubs are 11 speed compatible. Other than that and the pretty colors you can get, I don't really see any...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-13, 08:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,151
Posted By kimconyc

I have an "old" PowerTap SL+, which is pretty...

I have an "old" PowerTap SL+, which is pretty great. It's pretty impressive how prices are coming down as demand for power meters is increasing a lot from just a few years ago (competition anyone?),...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-13, 08:40 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,006
Posted By kimconyc

Having two custom wheelsets (Record, DT Swiss...

Having two custom wheelsets (Record, DT Swiss 240s), my recommendation:

If you have $400 for hubs: White Industries T11's! If you do 2x with DT Swiss Comp spokes on both front and rear (or 3xDS...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-13, 06:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,094
Posted By kimconyc

Maybe the thief was living by this chart: ...

Maybe the thief was living by this chart:
http://www.adventure-journal.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/006_risk_fun.jpg
332479
From this thread:...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-13, 06:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,006
Posted By kimconyc

It's complicated because the OP says that he is...

It's complicated because the OP says that he is on a budget but now has to do two things:
1) Buy a Shimano freehub body for the Campagnolo Record hubs, which will cost money.
2) Physically swap out...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-13, 05:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,006
Posted By kimconyc

1) This is my opinion about Campagnolo Record...

1) This is my opinion about Campagnolo Record Hubs (since I own a wheelset with them). While they are very durable and smooth hubs, I would not recommend them in this situation because:
a) You run a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-13, 02:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,678
Posted By kimconyc

Stan, there is this tiny company called Rapha,...

Stan, there is this tiny company called Rapha, perhaps you have heard of them. People buy their jerseys for summer use and for self-grandeur (like in those Rapha videos).
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-13, 02:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,678
Posted By kimconyc

If you are talking about the R&A Cycles in...

If you are talking about the R&A Cycles in Brooklyn, I would have to say that it is HARDLY the largest retail store in the U.S. I believe they do significant online sales for high-end bikes but their...
06-07-13, 12:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,106
Posted By kimconyc

Contador focuses on the TdF. The Dauphine is a...

Contador focuses on the TdF. The Dauphine is a warmup race to gauge fitness/form/etc. Also, Contador is suffering from allergies right now--in one month, everything can be different.

Michael...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-13, 12:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,678
Posted By kimconyc

The whole trip was a blur! I only have the...

The whole trip was a blur! I only have the pictures to prove it :D
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-13, 12:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,678
Posted By kimconyc

http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae68/kimconyc/B...

http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae68/kimconyc/BF/836_zpscf829db0.jpg (http://s958.photobucket.com/user/kimconyc/media/BF/836_zpscf829db0.jpg.html)

Wool can be good when warm but when there is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-13, 11:50 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,081
Posted By kimconyc

- Thoughts (and experience): Do not get those...

- Thoughts (and experience): Do not get those dual CO2/pump combos. If you want to use CO2, get a proper CO2 head, like a Genuine Innovations Air Chuck Elite. If you want to use a pump, get a proper...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-13, 07:06 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,307
Posted By kimconyc

If it really took them 5 minutes including your...

If it really took them 5 minutes including your waiting time, I'd say you got a really good deal. Heck, even though I do my own wrenching, if someone were to swap out a BB and a cassette for me in 5...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-13, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,683
Posted By kimconyc

For a new rim, rubbing alcohol should be fine. ...

For a new rim, rubbing alcohol should be fine.

Several years ago when I bought my tubulars (they were slightly used), I used medium grit sandpaper to lightly sand the surface before mounting the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-13, 07:02 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 8,368
Posted By kimconyc

The simple solution to your headaches is called: ...

The simple solution to your headaches is called:
Campagnolo

/thread
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-13, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 706,805
Posted By kimconyc

It is indeed a Rotor S3X stem (like the one...

It is indeed a Rotor S3X stem (like the one above) coupled with a Rotor SP1 seat-post. I bought it specifically because I travel with this bike regularly and it has a single Torx bolt instead of two...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-13, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 706,805
Posted By kimconyc

From this past summer: A Discrete rendezvous...

From this past summer:
A Discrete rendezvous in a hotel room in Verona, Italy. Of course we then proceeded to go up and down some killer mountains together the following morning but only after the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-12, 09:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,287
Posted By kimconyc

Which brings us to a more important issue... ...

Which brings us to a more important issue...

Are Flinstones Chewable Vitamins like the gateway drug for roadies? Start them young, progress to testosterone and then to full-on blood transfusions...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-12, 09:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,287
Posted By kimconyc

Wow, somebody bid 750 USD and won. One of...

Wow, somebody bid 750 USD and won.

One of the selling points for the listing was that Ti is pretty much indestructible in case the kid wraps the bike around a tree but there are bigger issues if...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-12, 10:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,287
Posted By kimconyc

I have no connection to this listing but this...

I have no connection to this listing but this thought came to mind while reading it...aside from teaching your kid to ride early, s/he can learn to from an early age that such ideas like "$2,500...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-12, 10:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,287
Posted By kimconyc

Is it ever too early to go Ti?

Is it ever too early to go Ti?

Here is a specimen of what I am talking about:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lynskey-Titanium-Tricycle-/170952875807?pt=Road_Bikes&hash=item27cd95df1f

Post your...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-12, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By kimconyc

I believe the dimensions of a 700c wheelset fall...

I believe the dimensions of a 700c wheelset fall outside of most if not all carry-on dimensions for carriers.

I've traveled many, many times with wheels as check-in luggage inside of a Zipp...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-12, 03:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,765
Posted By kimconyc

I have concluded trekking is more enjoyable than...

I have concluded trekking is more enjoyable than cycling. Your wife seems to get it.




The small town of Alleghe in Belluno. This was the base for the Cinghiale Cycling Tours group. Allegedly...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-12, 10:24 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,480
Posted By kimconyc

Unless cycling ceases to be a hobby or you die...

Unless cycling ceases to be a hobby or you die first, no. But its probably not a good idea to let cycling become an obsession.

Maybe try and do something completely different for a change, like...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-12, 12:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,183
Posted By kimconyc

Recommendations: - A spare tube, 4-6mm hex...

Recommendations:
- A spare tube, 4-6mm hex keys, and a pump. You can also store all that in a saddle bag if you want, or in your pockets if you wear a cycling jersey, or even a backpack.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-12, 08:39 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,765
Posted By kimconyc

Thanks, you are too kind (slow pitch) :) ...

Thanks, you are too kind (slow pitch) :)



Not sure, maybe TSA thought my Ti bike was a national security threat? I flew into Milano, bike was not there. Best thing that ever happened.


...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-12, 04:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,765
Posted By kimconyc

Yes, Cinghiale Cycling Tours ...

Yes, Cinghiale Cycling Tours (http://www.cinghiale.com/).

However, part of the trip was self-organized (well, there was no "organization" really, I just booked a ticket and went).
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-12, 03:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,765
Posted By kimconyc

A lot of the days were raining in the morning...

A lot of the days were raining in the morning with breaks of sun in the afternoon. It made for moody lighting and landscapes:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-12, 03:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,765
Posted By kimconyc

So the "crazy" day was pretty crazy for me--crazy...

So the "crazy" day was pretty crazy for me--crazy awesome! One had the option to do Passo Falzarego, go up to the Tre Cime, and then back over Passo Giau and suffer, or, ride into Cortina and chill...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-12, 03:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,765
Posted By kimconyc

So the trip is pretty awesome so far! Lots of...

So the trip is pretty awesome so far! Lots of gelato, lots of new friends, and the photos are only the cycling part of it. But this is where the second half of the trip starts. About 6 weeks or so...
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