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07-06-09, 07:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,273
Posted By bsyptak

The parking lot on the left(east) just past the...

The parking lot on the left(east) just past the ranger station, about a half block south of I70 is public parking. It's where most bike riders park, including me.
05-22-09, 04:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,316
Posted By bsyptak

True. What I meant was to buy a used 22lb cx for...

True. What I meant was to buy a used 22lb cx for 5-600 like one in his list. Then if he sticks with it & likes it, resell it for 5-600 and buy a 20 #er.
05-22-09, 06:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,316
Posted By bsyptak

If it were me, I wouldn't buy a road/cross bike...

If it were me, I wouldn't buy a road/cross bike over 20 lbs. Which means that none of these would be on my list. However, if you're dead set on one of these, you owe it to yourself to ride a steel...
05-22-09, 05:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By bsyptak

Funny you said that. My wife refers to that park...

Funny you said that. My wife refers to that park as "Goose Poop Park"!
05-22-09, 05:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,109
Posted By bsyptak

I think you're probably on the right track...

I think you're probably on the right track (literally) considering the Littleton/Columbine area. Light rail or the Platte Trail are 2 stellar options for commuting. The only drawback, if any, is...
05-12-09, 09:04 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 9,231
Posted By bsyptak

Grand Teton National Park ...

Grand Teton National Park
http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/5500/dsc01201.jpg
05-12-09, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By bsyptak

I called Denver Park & Rec and indeed they are...

I called Denver Park & Rec and indeed they are going to run the path under both Holly and Monaco, connecting to the existing path on the south side of the creek at the bridge between the rec center...
05-11-09, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By bsyptak

Denver Cherry Creek Path going under Holly & Monaco?

It looks like they're doing construction between Holly and the bike bridge just after Monaco. I'm hopeful that they're finally going to run the path below both Holly and Monaco. Anybody know?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-09, 10:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By bsyptak

2-300

2-300
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-09, 03:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,529
Posted By bsyptak

I would agree it's the dirty nylon hub. It takes...

I would agree it's the dirty nylon hub. It takes about 10 minutes to clean it. Oh, plus I think about a 10mm allen you can get from Ace. On my Crossmax (same hub), I have to do it once a season...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-09, 02:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,059
Posted By bsyptak

Here......

Here... (http://www.performancebike.com/shop/sub_cat.cfm?subcategory_id=4413)
Forum: Commuting
04-18-09, 08:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 919
Posted By bsyptak

$3k is lots of cash. The sky is pretty much the...

$3k is lots of cash. The sky is pretty much the limit for you! I haven't spent that much (ok, maybe), but I have 3 commuters to break up the monotony and serve different purposes:

1. Habanero...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-09, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By bsyptak

Pick the frame you like the best, then build it...

Pick the frame you like the best, then build it up with a +/- 20 pound weight limit. Any more and you lose the "fast" portion of your "fast & comfy" requirement. The steel forks on all of those...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-09, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,033
Posted By bsyptak

The nice thing about wheelsets is that they're...

The nice thing about wheelsets is that they're portable; you can move them from bike to bike. I'd keep the Vuelta's for commuting and get a nicer set for rec riding. Haven't heard anything bad...
04-17-09, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,422
Posted By bsyptak

Probably help to know what bike and fork you...

Probably help to know what bike and fork you have, as every bike is different. Many road bikes will fit nothing large than a 23 these days.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-09, 08:26 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 58,385
Posted By bsyptak

I noticed the sandals. It's usually pretty chilly...

I noticed the sandals. It's usually pretty chilly up top. My toes would be purple. Good to know you didn't ride up in those!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-09, 07:55 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 58,385
Posted By bsyptak

Correct. Wife was not well placed nor was the...

Correct. Wife was not well placed nor was the picture taker very observant...I'll rectify this year as we do this ride every 7/4. I'll try not to look like such a goof, though it will be tough...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-09, 07:30 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 58,385
Posted By bsyptak

http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/6817/img0195ia8...

http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/6817/img0195ia8.jpg
I know this is the RB forum and all, but sometimes it takes a different type of bike to get a pic like this. Five feet behind me is a ~1000'...
04-12-09, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,923
Posted By bsyptak

My cross bike is the exact same size virtual top...

My cross bike is the exact same size virtual top tube as my road bike. Most people suggest the same. I wouldn't go with the 75mm stem, too twitchy.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-09, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By bsyptak

They're typically the same size hole and...

They're typically the same size hole and threading as water bottle cage bosses. Get some flat screws from lbs.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-09, 07:51 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,635
Posted By bsyptak

Waterford cross bike with full DA for $900 (RIP)....

Waterford cross bike with full DA for $900 (RIP).
Litespeed ti with full Ultegra $650.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-09, 09:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,166
Posted By bsyptak

2 * Xero XR-1 = $460. 1 * Xer XR-1 = $230. It's...

2 * Xero XR-1 = $460. 1 * Xer XR-1 = $230. It's your money...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-09, 08:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,432
Posted By bsyptak

Perfect opportunity to build up a bike from...

Perfect opportunity to build up a bike from scratch. Soma, Gunnar are good choices. Still well within your budget would be a Habanero cross frame($1k), Ritchey Pro fork($200) with a nice SRAM Rival...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-09, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By bsyptak

Xero XR-1 wheels for about the same price and are...

Xero XR-1 wheels for about the same price and are mid-1500g wheels. Nice (DT Competition IIRC) spokes and Formula hubs. I'm still waiting for someone to prove to me that the rims aren't the same...
03-31-09, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,779
Posted By bsyptak

True Temper OX Platinum is comparable to Reynolds...

True Temper OX Platinum is comparable to Reynolds 853. Reynolds 631 is actually the same tubes as 853 only it's not heat treated for strength like 853 is, only air hardened (which sounds to me like...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-09, 07:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,555
Posted By bsyptak

I'd suggest if you want to up the frequency of...

I'd suggest if you want to up the frequency of abuse, you move to the deep south. Not only will you be a victim of more verbal abuse, you'll probably be chased by lots of dogs too.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-09, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By bsyptak

http://www.3m.com/us/home_leisure/scotchbrite/imag...

http://www.3m.com/us/home_leisure/scotchbrite/images/scourpad_heavyduty.jpg
03-28-09, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By bsyptak

For the same price as the Gunnar, take a look at...

For the same price as the Gunnar, take a look at the Habanero Cross. Disc option via the full custom route for an extra $300 (not worth it IMO). I just couldn't justify steel over TI for the same...
03-28-09, 07:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By bsyptak

Lycc825, what wheelset is that? What does the...

Lycc825, what wheelset is that? What does the entire bike weigh?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-09, 09:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 859
Posted By bsyptak

These will never last the weekend...

These will never last the weekend (http://denver.craigslist.org/bik/1093070201.html)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-09, 09:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,249
Posted By bsyptak

Northwave Lizzard, Lake MX165 (really comfortable...

Northwave Lizzard, Lake MX165 (really comfortable but heavy vibram sole), and Shimano all make nice, understated mtb shoes. The Specialized I'm sure are nice too, but deals abound on the other...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-09, 06:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,469
Posted By bsyptak

Much of what I see on these forums is that people...

Much of what I see on these forums is that people get a PRO fit and then they tweak the fit as time goes by. To me, that discounts the value. Only you know what works for you. Assuming you know...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-09, 07:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 832
Posted By bsyptak

These are darn comfortable: Lake MX165 ...

These are darn comfortable: Lake MX165
http://www.beyondbikes.com/mmbb/Images/large/sh_lake_mx165.jpg

Not lightweights though. Still, definitely more comfortable than the northwave's above IMO.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-09, 06:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,358
Posted By bsyptak

I pretty much only buy new stuff on Ebay anymore....

I pretty much only buy new stuff on Ebay anymore. Been burned twice by d-bags that either misrepresent the product being sold or forget to mention a fatal flaw. It's just not worth it. YMMV.
Forum: Commuting
03-22-09, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,701
Posted By bsyptak

I remember trying both the 19.5 and 17.5. Same...

I remember trying both the 19.5 and 17.5. Same issue with the Giant. And since in the end I thought the Giant was a little big, I went with the 17.5 Jamis. If you look at the geometry...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-09, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,701
Posted By bsyptak

I had a Giant Hybrid. It was a little big and a...

I had a Giant Hybrid. It was a little big and a little rigid for my tastes. I now have a Jamis Coda Elite (disc). Much more comfortable. I've also got fenders, rack (Delta Megarack Sport...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-09, 06:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 799
Posted By bsyptak

I have A520s on my road bike and Forte Carve on...

I have A520s on my road bike and Forte Carve on my cross bike. Bought the A520s for the platform, but honestly I can't tell the difference. I've gone to one pedal system (spd) for all my bikes. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-09, 08:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,677
Posted By bsyptak

Swap the bars out for Biomax (short reach) or...

Swap the bars out for Biomax (short reach) or similar and she's good to go.
Forum: Commuting
03-07-09, 01:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,252
Posted By bsyptak

JensonUSA is a good bet. You'll save tax &...

JensonUSA is a good bet. You'll save tax & shipping which is about as good as you'll do anywhere.
03-07-09, 01:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,024
Posted By bsyptak

... or getting ready for a KKK party.

... or getting ready for a KKK party.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-09, 07:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,461
Posted By bsyptak

...or you can get some Xero XR-1s that are 20g...

...or you can get some Xero XR-1s that are 20g heavier (IIRC mine were 1560g vs published 1520g) than the Williams but $250 less. I've been running mine for 2 years with 0 problems. I weigh what...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-09, 07:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,020
Posted By bsyptak

01 Arenberg redux with Red/Force ...

01 Arenberg redux with Red/Force
http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/1013/litespeedbreckfixed800lv8.jpg
Forum: Commuting
02-27-09, 09:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,670
Posted By bsyptak

Wife has a CC we built up with Ultegra 9, Ritchey...

Wife has a CC we built up with Ultegra 9, Ritchey cockpit, 1750g Performance wheelset. 21.5 pounds. Despite riding a 16lb road bike when not commuting, she digs it.
02-23-09, 08:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,786
Posted By bsyptak

I've got a Jamis Coda Elite hybrid and a Habanero...

I've got a Jamis Coda Elite hybrid and a Habanero cross bike. I use them for different things and they are both great in my application for each. I have rack, panniers and fenders on the Jamis. ...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-09, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By bsyptak

Marmot Precip (these ones are built for giants ;)...

Marmot Precip (these ones are built for giants ;) )
http://src.marmot.com/web/s08/large/5412_1105.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-09, 07:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,284
Posted By bsyptak

Ancient post, but what the hell, I missed this...

Ancient post, but what the hell, I missed this one last time!
http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/1013/litespeedbreckfixed800lv8.jpg
11-23-08, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,217
Posted By bsyptak

How were you able to route the FD cable on the...

How were you able to route the FD cable on the downtube? Doesn't look like there are cable stops, but I do see them on the top tube and seat tube
11-23-08, 12:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,053
Posted By bsyptak

I think you're probably looking at published...

I think you're probably looking at published weights, and not actual weight. Nothing you've listed screams lightweight, so I'd bet it's closer to 20+ lbs. Like I said before, mine's all 9 speed...
11-22-08, 04:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,053
Posted By bsyptak

Can you list your 18 lb build with this 3.8 lb...

Can you list your 18 lb build with this 3.8 lb frame? I've got a 18.5 lb cross bike (in road configuration), but it has a 3.3 lb frame and sub 1500g wheels with road tires to get it there. With...
11-22-08, 09:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,053
Posted By bsyptak

It's not hard to build a cross bike below 20 lbs,...

It's not hard to build a cross bike below 20 lbs, but you have to be mindful of every component you hang on it. Especially with the fairly portly Kinesis frameset. When you think about it, a cross...
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