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Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-03, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 941
Posted By ockey53

First of all, I'd like to say this new server is...

First of all, I'd like to say this new server is awesome looking!

Is that a make-shift of the S-Works Tarmac?? How much is it...? I just found out that the Tarmac complete bike is $4880.00!!!! The...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-03, 06:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,342
Posted By ockey53

Maybe if your hoods and handlebars are level......

Maybe if your hoods and handlebars are level... and the drops "don't fit," maybe you should try a different set of handlebars. They make the drops a little different for each manufacturer. For...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-03, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 917
Posted By ockey53

I just built a 2001 Sport and I absolutely love...

I just built a 2001 Sport and I absolutely love it!!

http://www1.coe.neu.edu/~dschilli/pics/Pict0129.jpg

It's an '01 Sport frame and fork, but all the rest is '03 Shimano 105 group and a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-03, 07:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,058
Posted By ockey53

http://dura-ace.shimano.com/publish/content/duraac...

http://dura-ace.shimano.com/publish/content/duraace/en/home/the_product0/drive_train.ProductImagePar.Single.Image.200.200.gif

:cry: :irritated :thumbdn:

-Dan the Man-
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-03, 08:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,058
Posted By ockey53

I really don't like the new DA crankset! It looks...

I really don't like the new DA crankset! It looks clunky and "plastic-like"

I also don't like the new '04 S-Works! It looks as funky as the DA cranks....
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-03, 12:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,345
Posted By ockey53

oh yeah!!! a don't-like-it guy!!! Cool. But...

oh yeah!!! a don't-like-it guy!!! Cool.

But us don't-like-it guys are losing 8-5 so far!!

-Dan the Man-
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-03, 09:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,345
Posted By ockey53

I don't know, I think it's the seat tube top that...

I don't know, I think it's the seat tube top that just kills it. It looks out of place and too big. Why don't they just make the seat tube half the size, rather than filling up the other half of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-03, 09:22 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,432
Posted By ockey53

If you have the money, check out S-Works, they...

If you have the money, check out S-Works, they are AMAZING!!!!!!!!

But is it the 2003 Allez Comp that you are looking at? The green one with the cutout in the seat tube? That is very nice!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-03, 09:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By ockey53

Yeah, it was that I was up on the ends of the bar...

Yeah, it was that I was up on the ends of the bar ends and then the handlebars rotated forward. So when I got home, I tightened the stem cap screws a little more, and then the washer was pushed right...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-03, 09:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,345
Posted By ockey53

2004 S-Works ...

2004 S-Works

http://www.specialized.com/OA_MEDIA/whatsnew/04SWorksTarmac_l.jpg

Look at that. I just don't like that look at all! I don't like the Dura-Ace crank at all! It almost a bad as...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-03, 10:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By ockey53

Yeah, I've seen the braze ons, but I didn't know...

Yeah, I've seen the braze ons, but I didn't know they were that close. I wouldn't touch it then, no sanding or cutting that.... I wouldn't think warrantee would cover cutting it off with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-03, 09:59 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,432
Posted By ockey53

Yes I have ridden it. I think it's one of the...

Yes I have ridden it. I think it's one of the best bikes in the world....!!! I think building it from the frame up makes it more sentimental. ;)

I know on the '02 Sport is an aero downtube. I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-03, 09:44 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,201
Posted By ockey53

Ok, I reinstalled the left crank and it looks...

Ok, I reinstalled the left crank and it looks pretty again. It definitely was installed properly this time! I made sure by looking at the other side how the spindles were shown. It helped alot using...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-03, 09:33 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,201
Posted By ockey53

Booyah, got to it quicker than I could :p but...

Booyah, got to it quicker than I could :p but that's it.

-Dan the Man-
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-03, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By ockey53

I guess a quick fix for that is to get a clamp on...

I guess a quick fix for that is to get a clamp on front der., that way you can still ride around until you need to switch it. What would freaking sweet if they give you a new frame!!! Of course $70...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-03, 09:22 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,432
Posted By ockey53

I finially finished my bike!! It's the 2001...

I finially finished my bike!! It's the 2001 Specialized Allez A1 Sport in festina yellow (i couldn't remember the color in a previous post).

http://www1.coe.neu.edu/~dschilli/pics/Pict0129.jpg
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-03, 09:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,432
Posted By ockey53

Are you talking about the '04 A1 frames? ...

Are you talking about the '04 A1 frames?

-Dan the Man-
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-03, 05:22 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,201
Posted By ockey53

yeah, I do have the Barnett's manuals and looked...

yeah, I do have the Barnett's manuals and looked at the brake cables speifically, cause I've never done that before. But I mean, the crankset is almost a no brainer when it comes to installing it.......
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-03, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By ockey53

One of the first questions the...

One of the first questions the salesman/saleswoman should have said is "What type of riding are you going to be doing?" If it is just riding around town, I'd recommend either the Specialized Sequoia...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-03, 06:43 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,201
Posted By ockey53

Why, what is the worst you've done with your...

Why, what is the worst you've done with your bike??

-Dan the Man-
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-03, 09:35 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,201
Posted By ockey53

I should be getting my crankset tomorrow and then...

I should be getting my crankset tomorrow and then after putting that back on, the correct way. I am going to get "fit" for my bike. My friend/boss is a bike fanatic and is going to help me with that....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-03, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By ockey53

Ok, so I guess I'm going to have to find a good...

Ok, so I guess I'm going to have to find a good LBS around here that carries components. I got Back Bay Bikes like 2.5 miles away... I think they got some stuff, I'll take a swing over there tomorrow...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-03, 11:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By ockey53

I don't even know if the one I have is correct or...

I don't even know if the one I have is correct or comfortable? But is there a way you can tell that that particular stem is the "right" one? Like your elbows aren't bent, or something like that??
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-03, 11:02 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,201
Posted By ockey53

Once I get this bike together and working again,...

Once I get this bike together and working again, I'll post some pictures of me riding if I can. I want to join the Northeastern University Cycling Team now, cause I have such an awesome bike now!!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-03, 11:00 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,201
Posted By ockey53

Thank you ChiliDog, it's people like you and...

Thank you ChiliDog, it's people like you and khuon and bman that make this site so awesome!!! Thanks guys!!!

-Dan the Man-
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-03, 10:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By ockey53

How do I know what stem is a good fit for me?...

How do I know what stem is a good fit for me? Should I measure the old one and just get a new one?

-Dan the Man-
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-03, 09:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By ockey53

If the size is a universal size.... is it worth...

If the size is a universal size.... is it worth getting something like this....

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=119&subcategory=1186&brand=&sku=3500&storetype=&estoreid=

That's real...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-03, 09:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By ockey53

If you look closely, I have BF running on my...

If you look closely, I have BF running on my computer screen when I took the pic.... hehe.

-Dan the Man-
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-03, 09:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By ockey53

Stem problem...??

This is a piece to my headset, but I don't know what to call it. It's the other piece that holds the handlebars to the stem. I guess it would be called a stem cap??

As you can see (hopefully, if...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-03, 07:20 PM
Replies: 26,619
Views: 16,812,697
Posted By ockey53

Oh yeah! The 2001 Specialized Allez A1 Sport...

Oh yeah! The 2001 Specialized Allez A1 Sport comin at ya!!

http://www1.coe.neu.edu/~dschilli/pics/Pict0129.jpg

I built it myself!

-Dan the Man-
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-03, 07:13 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,201
Posted By ockey53

Well I guess after this "accident," I now know...

Well I guess after this "accident," I now know more about how the bike works and how it should feel. Yeah it's the 2nd most expensive component on the bike, but I can live with that.

On a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-03, 01:56 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,201
Posted By ockey53

Ok live, I'll tell ya what I did wrong. ...

Ok live, I'll tell ya what I did wrong.

When I installed the BB, I greased where I was suppost to.... the threads and the two spindles. That was correct the way I did it.

When it came to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-03, 07:26 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,201
Posted By ockey53

Ok, this weekend I went from Boston to Easton...

Ok, this weekend I went from Boston to Easton which is like 27 miles on my newly built bike. The first 7 miles weren't too bad.... until I got into the Blue Hills......... that was real tough...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-03, 07:16 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,201
Posted By ockey53

I don't know what happened to my last post, but I...

I don't know what happened to my last post, but I completely finished the bike!!!

http://www1.coe.neu.edu/~dschilli/pics/Pict0129.jpg

-Dan the Man-
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-03, 10:22 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,158
Posted By ockey53

http://www.nashbar.com/nashbar_photos/medium/LG-RE...

http://www.nashbar.com/nashbar_photos/medium/LG-REV.gif

I wanted it in yellow (to match my bike, of course) but they didn't have it in that color :(

-Dan the Man-
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-03, 10:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,310
Posted By ockey53

I get the opposite, "man, how is that small bike...

I get the opposite, "man, how is that small bike holding up that guy (215lbs.)?" :D

-Dan the Man-
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-03, 09:13 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,201
Posted By ockey53

So so very close!!! I went to my LBS and they had...

So so very close!!! I went to my LBS and they had the BB (68x109.5mm) and accessories I needed. But they didn't have something that is also very curtial!!! HANDLEBARS! They were backordered from my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-03, 07:58 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,201
Posted By ockey53

Check out this bike porn!! ...

Check out this bike porn!!

http://www1.coe.neu.edu/~dschilli/pics/Pict0090.jpg

http://www1.coe.neu.edu/~dschilli/pics/Pict0091.jpg

http://www1.coe.neu.edu/~dschilli/pics/Pict0092.jpg

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-03, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 919
Posted By ockey53

I saw a guy riding down the street on his road...

I saw a guy riding down the street on his road bike. He had the saddle bags attached to his rear wheel and attached to the saddle bags was a note.

The note read: "Ex wife got the car"

:D
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-03, 09:49 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,201
Posted By ockey53

Another update. I'm going to go to my...

Another update.

I'm going to go to my not-so-local bike store near my parents house which I usually go to to get some more parts.

I cancelled my order for the Shimano 105 BB (BB-5500) in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-03, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By ockey53

Email the guy at eBay and ask him to measure the...

Email the guy at eBay and ask him to measure the seat tube from center to center. That is from the top of the seat tube to the center of the bottom bracket circle.

-Dan the Man-
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-03, 06:57 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,201
Posted By ockey53

Actually, I can now post pictures!!! I just got...

Actually, I can now post pictures!!! I just got my digital camera today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So I will so post some hardcore porn. And by hardcore porn, I mean a bike that's in 15 pieces (literally)!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-03, 10:58 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,201
Posted By ockey53

I got my final batch of stuff from Nashbar.com...

I got my final batch of stuff from Nashbar.com but I need to return some stuff and I also haven't received the BB from them (it's on backorder). So I called them and cancelled that order so I went to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-03, 09:05 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,201
Posted By ockey53

I wish I had a girlfriend that would worry about...

I wish I had a girlfriend that would worry about not worrying.... but that's another thread I don't want to post.

Yeah, the total of my bike is $1527 and I don't think I'm completely done, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-03, 06:07 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,201
Posted By ockey53

oh I forgot to say that I updated my component...

oh I forgot to say that I updated my component list (http://www1.coe.neu.edu/~dschilli/bike.html) on my website. Take a look ;)

-Dan the Man-
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-03, 06:05 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,201
Posted By ockey53

I have made my LAST round of ordering components....

I have made my LAST round of ordering components. Everything should be here by Tuesday. I ordered the handlebars, STIs, BB, rim tape, shoes/sandals, cleats, pedals, cages, and all the other extras....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-03, 06:30 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,201
Posted By ockey53

I got half of my components today!!!!! I...

I got half of my components today!!!!! I basically got the drivetrain and brakes. But I need to still get the BB (cause nashbar didn't have my size [68x109.5mm] at the time) and rim tape. They...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-03, 06:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,432
Posted By ockey53

I definitely like the Flo Red on the S-Works and...

I definitely like the Flo Red on the S-Works and for the Allez, I love my sporty yellow ['01 Sport]. I think they call it Pearl Yellow.... or something else, I forgot.

-Dan the Man-
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-03, 06:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,217
Posted By ockey53

The Cosmos are a better model and are a little...

The Cosmos are a better model and are a little bit more expensive than the Cosmics. [I think those names are very very close and confusing.] I was looking on eBay and they were like $400 for the set,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-03, 06:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By ockey53

I have not built a wheel before, but it doesn't...

I have not built a wheel before, but it doesn't seem too tough, it just takes alot of patience and time. That's why I just bought a wheelset (Shimano R540) that was already built.

-Dan the Man-
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