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03-19-17, 10:56 PM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 84,024
Posted By NZier

A beautiful save. What did you use to...

A beautiful save.

What did you use to polish up your components?
03-19-17, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 957
Posted By NZier

+1 for this story. I've got my dad's old bike...

+1 for this story. I've got my dad's old bike sitting in my mother's garage. I need to rescue it and get it operational.
03-19-17, 05:02 PM
Replies: 51,771
Views: 6,849,397
Posted By NZier

I don't know if this is a find or not, but have...

I don't know if this is a find or not, but have seen some people referencing Nishiki on here before.

https://kansascity.craigslist.org/bik/6049369292.html
...
03-19-17, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By NZier

It's sounding like the gum hoods are going to be...

It's sounding like the gum hoods are going to be a bigger pain than the components considering all of the recommendation involve heating and stripping.

All the components on this bike are steel...
03-19-17, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By NZier

Removing Surface Rust/Melted Gum Hoods

So, I picked up this Univega Gran Turismo. It's a 1979 based on its lack of bottle cages (weird) and the brake setup. Overall the bike is in fantastic condition given it's 100% original components....
03-18-17, 01:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,398
Posted By NZier

I'm a firm believer in Simple Green. It's...

I'm a firm believer in Simple Green. It's non-corrosive and does a great job cleaning. I use it for cleaning my bike chains regularly, and was advised to do so by a well known local LBS who uses it...
03-15-17, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 378,196
Posted By NZier

Picking up this Gran Turismo tomorrow for $60,...

Picking up this Gran Turismo tomorrow for $60, looks to be in immaculate shape and the seller says it's all original components. Based on the saddle I've placed this between like 79-85. I'm going to...
Forum: Touring
03-14-17, 08:49 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 16,614
Posted By NZier

I plan on doing this from Pleasant Hill to St....

I plan on doing this from Pleasant Hill to St. Louis this summer, time permitting we may turn that into a Route 66 from St. Louis to Chicago.
03-11-17, 01:22 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 34,400
Posted By NZier

Hmm.. back in 2013 before ACL surgery I was down...

Hmm.. back in 2013 before ACL surgery I was down to about 210, maybe I"ll consider a wheel upgrade if I can drop those 40lbs and get back down in that range! Glad to know these will hold up to that...
03-11-17, 12:52 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 34,400
Posted By NZier

This is my main squeeze. I built this bike a few...

This is my main squeeze. I built this bike a few years back, just starting to get back into riding. 2011 Carbon Synapse frame with Ultegra 6800 22 speed group set with an FS-K crank. If I keep riding...
03-11-17, 12:47 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 34,400
Posted By NZier

Jsigone, you feel like those Cosmic's hold up to...

Jsigone, you feel like those Cosmic's hold up to weight? How heavy are you?
03-11-17, 12:41 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 34,400
Posted By NZier

I dig your commuter.

I dig your commuter.
03-11-17, 12:40 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,472
Posted By NZier

25 so far for March. I had plans to do 180...

25 so far for March.

I had plans to do 180 miles over a three day stretch here for Spring Break (I'm a school counselor), but the weather was precarious and today it's snowing.

Hoping to still...
03-11-17, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,105
Posted By NZier

Dude, I'm 6'1", 260 and ride carbon fiber bikes....

Dude, I'm 6'1", 260 and ride carbon fiber bikes. I obviously use a slightly more robust wheel set, but I've never felt insecure in my bike's ability to support the load.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-14, 12:34 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,638,175
Posted By NZier

372378 2011 Carbon Synapse Frame, Ultegra...

372378

2011 Carbon Synapse Frame, Ultegra 6800 11 Speed, SLK Compact Crank, Mavic Aksium wheels (I know I cheaped the wheels) This could probably fall in the budget category as well. Total build...
03-24-14, 09:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,883
Posted By NZier

Thanks Andy, hopefully it will get me started...

Thanks Andy, hopefully it will get me started this summer with some trails and just getting used to the pedals and shifters. If I'm going to ride any cross race in the fall I'm going to need to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-14, 08:22 AM
Replies: 26,525
Views: 16,290,684
Posted By NZier

Frame shipped was $425 (included fork, headset,...

Frame shipped was $425 (included fork, headset, seatpost, saddle)
Gruppo: $750 (included all cables and bearings needed)
Handlebars & Tape: $30
Aksium Wheelset: $165 (Chainlove)

So I guess...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-14, 06:47 PM
Replies: 26,525
Views: 16,290,684
Posted By NZier

369644 Just built up my bike. 2011...

369644

Just built up my bike.

2011 Cannondale Carbon Synapse
Ultegra 6800 11-speed gruppo with FSA-SLK Crankset
Aksium Tires

Total Build: $1350
03-18-14, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 2,606,311
Posted By NZier

369642369643

369642369643
03-18-14, 06:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,883
Posted By NZier

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B40v89Ze5PfwYjF5M...

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B40v89Ze5PfwYjF5MldvRG5pLTA5VU53YWVpb3Y5WWwtQldF/edit?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B40v89Ze5PfwajNraU4ybWpEbGJHNUJGLVp6Z2lNdklRTTBN/edit?usp=sharing
03-13-14, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,380
Posted By NZier

I scope Slowtwitch from time to time as well. I...

I scope Slowtwitch from time to time as well. I bought a couple really nice ultegra cassette's on there shipped for $45, I'm going to use them on some Tubeless wheelsets (some day in the fall when I...
03-13-14, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,196
Posted By NZier

What model year? What wheelset is on the bike? ...

What model year? What wheelset is on the bike?

The 2014's are clinchers and come with the Versa Corsa Wheelset. It's hard to find any information on the Vera Corsa wheelset, but it seems to be...
03-12-14, 08:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,883
Posted By NZier

Arundel Gecko Bar Tape | Competitive Cyclist...

Arundel Gecko Bar Tape | Competitive Cyclist (http://www.competitivecyclist.com/arundel-gecko-bar-tape?ti=UExQIENhdDpIYW5kbGViYXIgVGFwZToxOjE4OmNjQ2F0MTAwMTA2#review)



I'm thinking about giving...
03-11-14, 08:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,192
Posted By NZier

Let us know what route you're planning on taking...

Let us know what route you're planning on taking when you set off on your adventure. May be some good support, food, or company for a day or two on your ride. I know if you pass through Kansas City...
03-11-14, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,303
Posted By NZier

Looks like a fun ride. How many miles was the...

Looks like a fun ride. How many miles was the course or a lap, how was it set up?
03-10-14, 07:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 754
Posted By NZier

Pedaler's Jamboree

http://pedalersjamboree.com/tickets.php

This is as straightforward as it sounds. It's a 30 mile or so ride out to the festival space on Saturday morning, a night of bluegrass, food, and drink......
03-09-14, 09:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,883
Posted By NZier

So, the last thing I have to buy is some...

So, the last thing I have to buy is some handlebar grip tape. I've been thinking about what kind of tape might be best for the bikes purpose. I eat through cheap handlebar tape on my road bike and...
03-09-14, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 2,606,311
Posted By NZier

Look at all those bikes hanging around. Your...

Look at all those bikes hanging around. Your garage/work space is a thing of beauty.
Forum: For Sale
03-06-14, 10:21 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 30,434
Posted By NZier

Sounds like a good choice gary. I wasn't around...

Sounds like a good choice gary. I wasn't around when that bad stuff happened I guess WNG, but I'm glad the community came around you. I don't say alot on boards, but it's great that there's support.
03-06-14, 08:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,883
Posted By NZier

I think where I stand now... I'm sitting right...

I think where I stand now... I'm sitting right around $1100. I have a crankset on the way, I think it's the right fit.. if it's not then I wasted $30 and I'll sell the BB and the Crankset and buy...
03-06-14, 05:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,883
Posted By NZier

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:AN...

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTzijNnWmXiBAlemt45or3IVaXVHBxJz1coBi3hDRAbq3gwqqP3uA

I mean... I'm feeling like I should run some Gold handlebar tape on this frame! Would...
03-06-14, 02:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,883
Posted By NZier

Yeah, that's kind of what I've been finding out....

Yeah, that's kind of what I've been finding out. It's kind of where I'm stuck at right now. I've got a set of Aksium wheels on their way which I'm going to lace up with some clincher tires just to...
03-04-14, 11:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,098
Posted By NZier

+1 Too bad my girlfriend can't ride a bike....

+1

Too bad my girlfriend can't ride a bike. Fauxtwenty, how's the build going?
03-04-14, 11:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,883
Posted By NZier

Briftering? What's this..... Gore Ride On is...

Briftering? What's this.....

Gore Ride On is no longer a cable system as of December, 2012, or so says their now defunct website.

I'm down to needing wheels. Any recommendations for a cheap...
03-03-14, 10:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,883
Posted By NZier

Noob question: A Jagwire Road Kit should work for...

Noob question: A Jagwire Road Kit should work for my CX build right? Worried about brakes and brake line..... Is there a better kit for CX bikes?
03-02-14, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,015
Posted By NZier

Pass on that. I bought a pristine condition Blue...

Pass on that. I bought a pristine condition Blue CXC frame for less than that!

If you're looking for the classic looks, I'd look towards the All-City lineup.
03-02-14, 12:05 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,932
Posted By NZier

How's the search going? Where are you at now with...

How's the search going? Where are you at now with your options?

Was the bosses bike a good fit?
02-28-14, 07:53 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 107,123
Posted By NZier

Have: SRAM Rival Left Shifter Shimani Ultegra...

Have: SRAM Rival Left Shifter
Shimani Ultegra 11 speed front derailleur

Want: saddle, cassette, rear derailleur, or Isis Road crank
02-28-14, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,041
Posted By NZier

Test them both out, find out which one rides...

Test them both out, find out which one rides smoother and then find out who can cut you the best deal! There is a convenience if you go specialized and the bike is from the same shop you got your...
02-27-14, 11:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,261
Posted By NZier

Mmm... there's a great little coffee...

Mmm... there's a great little coffee shop/breakfast nook/bike shop right by the trail head there in St. Charles.
02-27-14, 03:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,326
Posted By NZier

I've been riding some Ultegra PD-6700 for a while...

I've been riding some Ultegra PD-6700 for a while now, an while they aren't "dual sided" they have a large enough back side to get a good push if you can't hit the clip.

All of that being said,...
02-27-14, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3,419
Views: 368,246
Posted By NZier

Have: Ultegra 6800 11 Speed Front Derailleur ...

Have: Ultegra 6800 11 Speed Front Derailleur
SRAM Rival Left Shifter Double Tap (2 spd)

I also have a ton of fishing equipment I'd trade for bicyle components, but that's anothe...
02-27-14, 01:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,627
Posted By NZier

Some great goals here! My goal this year is...

Some great goals here!

My goal this year is to ride around 2,500 miles. Last year I rode 1,500 (500 in one week) but was derailed due to knee injuries. I blew my ACL in May so couldn't ride until...
02-27-14, 12:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,098
Posted By NZier

I'm with Andy. I don't own either of those bikes...

I'm with Andy. I don't own either of those bikes but I've heard fantastic things about the macho man and jake the snake.
02-26-14, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By NZier

SRAM Force and 105 compatibility for CX build

Thanks for taking the time to read.

I am in the process of building up a 2009 Blue CXC frame with components to make it a viable gravel grinder and entry level CX bike. I've had a limited budget...
Forum: Introductions
02-26-14, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By NZier

Which area are you in in Missouri? There's some...

Which area are you in in Missouri? There's some great CX and road riding in the KC Metro. Some good rides to introduce people to road riding as well.
02-26-14, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,834
Posted By NZier

I have a basic question about your shifters, with...

I have a basic question about your shifters, with the 2014 model the Sora groupset moved away from any thumb shifting correct? I'm only saying this as I have a problem with those thumb shifters after...
02-26-14, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,593
Posted By NZier

I would agree with other posters. The dirt is...

I would agree with other posters. The dirt is really variable depending on the recent weather, grading, and conditions. Gravel I think somewhere between 15-25% loss could be expected (again depends...
02-25-14, 09:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,883
Posted By NZier

Thanks for the good feedback. I know I'm trying...

Thanks for the good feedback. I know I'm trying to cheap out of this. I didn't intend to, but I ended up with two bike frames instead of one, and can't seem to sell or trade my current road bike,...
02-24-14, 11:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,014
Posted By NZier

Here's my perspective on pinch flats. They...

Here's my perspective on pinch flats. They shouldn't happen. Pinch flats are most often that the tube is improperly placed. I weigh 230-250 lbs (depends what part of riding season it is, and right...
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