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08-10-12, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,355
Posted By 2slo2run

I've seen the yellow and the new black Allez at...

I've seen the yellow and the new black Allez at our shop. I really like the direction Specialized went with these now. Still a bit more branding than I would prefer myself but definitely neat.
06-04-12, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By 2slo2run

Lezyne Pressure Drive...

Lezyne Pressure Drive (http://www.eriksbikeshop.com/Pressure-Drive-CFH-Frame-Pump-and-CO2-Inflator/PR3C10738/Product) all day. I've had mine all spring so far, have fixed 8 flats using both co2 and...
02-09-11, 11:46 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,474,298
Posted By 2slo2run

I've had this bike for about a year and a half...

I've had this bike for about a year and a half now. I really enjoy it but have had several pretty bad crashes and didn't push it much this past year....
02-09-11, 11:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By 2slo2run

The Rockhopper is a very good bike, and in good...

The Rockhopper is a very good bike, and in good condition definitely worth the price. It's a decent frame and some components could be upgraded if/when they break.

As far as having a bike stolen...
09-07-10, 09:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,513
Posted By 2slo2run

I'm down to 3 right now (from 5 last summer) ...

I'm down to 3 right now (from 5 last summer)

I currently have every intention of building up a new fixed gear over the winter and come spring I will be reinvesting in road riding. The mountain...
09-06-10, 12:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By 2slo2run

I've got an '09 Specialized Tricross SS that I've...

I've got an '09 Specialized Tricross SS that I've got setup primarily as fixed gear with road tires. Usually once a week or so when weather and school permit I try to flip it to singlespeed and mount...
08-20-10, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 966
Posted By 2slo2run

How hard is it to carry a spare tube and a CO2...

How hard is it to carry a spare tube and a CO2 cartridge? Beats walking since the whole point of biking is to get there faster... I carry two tubes everywhere, and I've even used both on a single...
08-17-10, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By 2slo2run

Black is the 2009. I know because I've got one. ...

Black is the 2009. I know because I've got one.
The Singlecross is hands down my favorite bike that I've ever ridden. I paid around 500 for mine when I worked at a Specialized dealer and think it...
08-14-10, 09:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,774
Posted By 2slo2run

There are some good and some not so good points...

There are some good and some not so good points in here...

Either way, I call my bike a fixie when talking to anyone who knows what that is. Shortly after I explain that it's a cyclocross and I...
08-13-10, 12:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,398
Posted By 2slo2run

x2 I really wish I still worked at the LBS, I'd...

x2 I really wish I still worked at the LBS, I'd definitely be rocking a 2010 Langster steel by now...
08-07-10, 11:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,627
Posted By 2slo2run

I was in LA last summer and very nearly came home...

I was in LA last summer and very nearly came home with a beach cruiser. They were everywhere and I'd love to own one. Right now it's not practical as I have too many bikes floating around and am...
08-03-10, 01:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 752
Posted By 2slo2run

When I've got time and it's got dirt. I've got no...

When I've got time and it's got dirt. I've got no problem riding a dirty bike, in fact I'm in love with the cyclocross simply because I can get it to farther out of the way places and it always comes...
08-01-10, 10:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,095
Posted By 2slo2run

^ I think the two bike option meant keeping the...

^ I think the two bike option meant keeping the current machine as a cross bike and picking up a supplimental road ride.

I'd vote for a nice cross bike, if you like to switch it up get a second...
07-29-10, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By 2slo2run

I own that exact bike, was recently debating...

I own that exact bike, was recently debating selling it and after giving it a shot found that I can't get what it's worth. If taken care of the bike is pretty strong. Strength at this level comes...
07-22-10, 10:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,147
Posted By 2slo2run

I always noticed that even in a commuting...

I always noticed that even in a commuting situation it's more fun. On a road bike you are limited to where you can go, but with my cross bike I don't think twice about hopping curbs to take MUPs or...
05-06-10, 06:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,919
Posted By 2slo2run

I have a 16T fixed on one side and an 18T free on...

I have a 16T fixed on one side and an 18T free on the other side of my cyclocross bike. I ride on pavement and light off-road with the fixed side, once I get to the more technical single track trails...
05-02-10, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By 2slo2run

I agree with the tire comment. Although...

I agree with the tire comment. Although everything that was mentioned adds up I feel like the tires would be the first thing to make a noticeable difference.
04-29-10, 08:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 807
Posted By 2slo2run

Oh wow I need to let some air out! I was running...

Oh wow I need to let some air out! I was running mid-80s yesterday and wasn't having too many problems with traction. The front skipped a couple times but never slid out.

I'll have to bring the...
04-28-10, 11:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,922
Posted By 2slo2run

I too am interested to see where this is going!

I too am interested to see where this is going!
04-28-10, 11:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 807
Posted By 2slo2run

One other question that may effect the integrity...

One other question that may effect the integrity of the wheels: What tire pressure would most CXers run when riding single track trails? Fire roads? Street?

The tires that came on the singlecross...
04-27-10, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 807
Posted By 2slo2run

I think I'll need stronger wheels...

Took my Tricross SS out to one of the local single-track trails today. I had ridden that trail many times on various mountain bikes, but this was the first time I braved it on the cyclocross. I gotta...
12-02-09, 12:52 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,796
Posted By 2slo2run

Qhat I've heard from friends who have ridden...

Qhat I've heard from friends who have ridden longer than me is that (in MN at least) you will get very similar lap times on a geared and ss bike if all other factors are the same (ie: suspensions,...
06-16-09, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By 2slo2run

Looking for some advice (road trip)

Well, I decided at my young age I need to get out and see the country a bit. I am 20, have 1 online class this summer and just lost my job. I am taking my savings, putting the mountain bike on the...
06-02-09, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 410,068
Posted By 2slo2run

Awesome! I got the same one! Mine is a size 21,...

Awesome! I got the same one! Mine is a size 21, yours looks to be a bit smaller. I have already had to replace the wheels, careful of those stumps, hit them right and the wheels are shot...

Bike...
05-04-09, 09:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,967
Posted By 2slo2run

I would love to post a picture of my new 29er...

I would love to post a picture of my new 29er but, sadly after only 3 rides it is sitting in my garage without wheels because I am waiting for the replacements from the one I tacoed...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-09, 10:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 790
Posted By 2slo2run

I just want to reitterate, GET A PROPER FIT! ...

I just want to reitterate, GET A PROPER FIT!

It does not matter how much or how little you intend to spend, a bike shop should spend a fair amount of time with you ensuring the bike fits properly....
07-29-08, 03:13 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,162
Posted By 2slo2run

Another problem with the above statement is that...

Another problem with the above statement is that we have to turn to cops for our justice in order to cover our own asses. Yes, I have had many run-ins with police that fail or refuse to assist me. IF...
07-29-08, 08:51 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 23,730
Posted By 2slo2run

posting so i can find this later :-)

posting so i can find this later :-)
Forum: Commuting
07-29-08, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 299
Posted By 2slo2run

First ride to school

I have been riding to work (6 miles) for a couple of summers (as a fair weather rider) but I always want to do more. I have been wanting to bike to school for the last year but the only route over...
07-24-08, 07:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,429
Posted By 2slo2run

In the same way as some people have modified cars...

In the same way as some people have modified cars that they feel are art. In a subtle way they can be beautiful, if it is beatiful and practical that is the most fun (for the owner)
If yougo...
07-23-08, 08:10 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,203
Posted By 2slo2run

I can't ride flat bars comfortably (yet) I...

I can't ride flat bars comfortably (yet)
I busted up my wrist pretty good last winter and had surgery on it. It still hasn't gotten to the point of maximum range, it hurts to twist at the angle...
07-23-08, 08:05 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 25,597
Posted By 2slo2run

I dont have any good (recent) pics of my golf and...

I dont have any good (recent) pics of my golf and havent had the camera out since I got my fixed a few months ago... When my new bike gets here (should be this week) I will post up some pics.
(SN is...
07-21-08, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By 2slo2run

It can be done... In today's world it is not...

It can be done... In today's world it is not going to be cheap.
Cal up your LBS and see if they hve any bike boxes lying around that will fit it. There are several hardcase containers on the market...
07-17-08, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,079
Posted By 2slo2run

I contacted the Sheriff and he apologized for the...

I contacted the Sheriff and he apologized for the situation. He said he would talk to the officer and see what could be done in the future.

I know my name shows up in the system because I have had...
07-17-08, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By 2slo2run

I work at a shop and literaly just got home from...

I work at a shop and literaly just got home from placing my order.
Specialized has begun shipping out the base model and the vegas model to my knowledge... Should not be long before others follow...
07-15-08, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,079
Posted By 2slo2run

Lost my faith in the local P.D. (rant)

I have been trying to commute everywhere on my bike this summer, with that I have been having many problems with being honked at, buzzed, yelled at etc.

I had a few days in a row where it was an...
07-07-08, 07:30 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,468
Posted By 2slo2run

I can guarantee after the last couple of days I...

I can guarantee after the last couple of days I will never buy a Saab turbo... because I dont care about efficiency and performance from "recycling" exhaust gasses... (I would rather ride my damn...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-08, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By 2slo2run

Aw man that looks neat... post up some photos and...

Aw man that looks neat... post up some photos and a review if you get one.
It would certainly save me the trouble of buying a new bike just for being able to load it up with a rack... :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-08, 08:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,722
Posted By 2slo2run

Wow, that was surprisingly accurate... Sad, sad...

Wow, that was surprisingly accurate... Sad, sad world we live in today...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-08, 07:07 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 9,575
Posted By 2slo2run

There is a guy who goes to my school and is in...

There is a guy who goes to my school and is in several of my classes. All of the classes are on the 2nd floor. Every morning I see him walk PAST the stairs to get to the elevator... because it is too...
06-26-08, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By 2slo2run

Does this seem a little overpriced?

I know that older road bikes that have been converted to fixed gears are going for more than they are really worth and I think this is another case of that.
...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-08, 11:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,706
Posted By 2slo2run

I was that guy a couple weeks ago. I heard the...

I was that guy a couple weeks ago. I heard the sirens go off but didnt think anything of it because around here they go off if it's going to rain. I clocked out and it was still incredibly bright and...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-08, 12:27 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,481
Posted By 2slo2run

I work at a bike shop and we noticed a lot of...

I work at a bike shop and we noticed a lot of people coming in the day that gas jumped 60 cents overnight. A lot of people were very weary of riding everywhere to get small items.

We took a...
05-11-08, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By 2slo2run

THAT is another concern I guess I did not think...

THAT is another concern I guess I did not think of at the time of posting. I know wherever I move to I want to be close to everything. I want to live in or near a city where biking can be done year...
05-10-08, 09:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By 2slo2run

I think it is time

I have been admiring this forum for a while but rarely commenting. A year ago at this time I was a car freak, today I sit and haven't driven in 6 days. I have this plan to ditch my VW when I graduate...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-08, 07:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,706
Posted By 2slo2run

I've worked at my shop for almost a month now and...

I've worked at my shop for almost a month now and I am so in love it's not funny. Right now I am in college and thinking about trying to get a job in the shop's corporate office when I graduate...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-08, 07:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 729
Posted By 2slo2run

What are the job qualifications? They wanted...

What are the job qualifications? They wanted sales experience, I had none. I am a marketing student in college so that may have helped. I am in sales, they hired me because I was a long time customer...
04-26-08, 09:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,439
Posted By 2slo2run

I am an unemployed college student who has to get...

I am an unemployed college student who has to get to a school 35 miles away half the week and I have always been telling anyone who can listen that I hope gas hits $4 soon and I can't wait for $5 or...
Forum: Commuting
04-23-08, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By 2slo2run

It's the main freeway system that runs around the...

It's the main freeway system that runs around the metropolitan area. Every road to the side of it is another 55mph zone with lights and tons of traffic.
I did find one route that would get me there...
Forum: Commuting
04-23-08, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,086
Posted By 2slo2run

I work in a bike shop (just started) and all the...

I work in a bike shop (just started) and all the mechanics commute. I am the only sales guy who rides to work. Today I was talking to another of the guys and found out he lives about 1/4 mile farther...
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