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02-25-11, 10:41 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,350
Posted By aballas

5 Road Mountain SS-Mountain ...

5

Road
Mountain
SS-Mountain
Cyclocross
Dirt Jumper/Urban FR
01-03-11, 08:31 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,676
Posted By aballas

I just told you my dog goes out of her way to not...

I just told you my dog goes out of her way to not harass anyone else on the trails (she won't even chase a deer unless I tell her to!). The simple fact is if the dog is trained properly and is smart...
01-03-11, 04:55 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,676
Posted By aballas

+1

+1
01-03-11, 04:54 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,676
Posted By aballas

I'm late to this one.... seems like there's a lot...

I'm late to this one.... seems like there's a lot of kill-joys in here though....

I've been biking/hiking the trails in WV with my yellow lab mix Tsali since she was a puppy. She's never on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-11, 10:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,166
Posted By aballas

took a nice ride to my couch at noon...once I was...

took a nice ride to my couch at noon...once I was able to drag myself out of bed...

hangover city...

mountain biking tomorrow though....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-11, 09:27 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,133
Posted By aballas

It's a Juice... their 29er frame. Probably my...

It's a Juice... their 29er frame. Probably my favorite bike to ride... just a great riding frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-11, 09:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,456
Posted By aballas

Tobias Fünkat....about 13 wks old now ...

Tobias Fünkat....about 13 wks old now

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1153.snc4/149583_873797840219_25800632_46365366_6019760_n.jpg

with his best bud Tsali the lab
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-11, 08:41 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,133
Posted By aballas

My little girl Tsali.... she's a great trail-dog...

My little girl Tsali.... she's a great trail-dog and loves mountain biking with me <3

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j33/aballas/P1010094.jpg
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-10, 05:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 990
Posted By aballas

I'm not really a shimano fan as far as their...

I'm not really a shimano fan as far as their shifters and derailleurs go... but they know how to make a damn crankset. I love the XTR M960 on my mountain bike, and if I didn't run campy you can bet...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-10, 05:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,297
Posted By aballas

Mine is called a jersey pocket....carries...

Mine is called a jersey pocket....carries everything i need...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-10, 05:31 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 59,086
Posted By aballas

Wow...did you really just compare Morgantown to...

Wow...did you really just compare Morgantown to Huntington??? Not even close...Morgantown's pretty nice actually. Lots of great riding (both mountain and road).. Things to do besides biking (a nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-10, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By aballas

looks like a 55cm jamis...

looks like a 55cm jamis...
11-26-10, 07:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,386
Posted By aballas

I mainly do it to annoy you.... it's just a good...

I mainly do it to annoy you.... it's just a good quick/efficient way to dismount
Forum: BMX
11-25-10, 07:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,785
Posted By aballas

i could really use some pedals for the trials...

i could really use some pedals for the trials bike i'm building if you have any...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-10, 03:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 708
Posted By aballas

I have an X2 on my road bike, and an X4 on my...

I have an X2 on my road bike, and an X4 on my mountain bike. They're both excellent, and look like works of art. No issues with either of them. I love Thomson products.
11-03-10, 12:12 PM
Replies: 587
Views: 107,248
Posted By aballas

Haha neither could I until I did.... My finish...

Haha neither could I until I did.... My finish reflected it a bit... 35th/45
10-31-10, 08:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,164
Posted By aballas

1x9

1x9
10-31-10, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By aballas

Haha! ain't that the truth....you get used to it...

Haha! ain't that the truth....you get used to it though... I feel fast when I go anywhere else to ride...WV is brutal..
10-31-10, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By aballas

Nice! I was there...racing in the super...

Nice! I was there...racing in the super sandbagger class....good times. You should have been at Marilla the day before. It was a blast too
10-31-10, 07:39 PM
Replies: 587
Views: 107,248
Posted By aballas

^ nice! a couple more from Carrera de Los...

^ nice!

a couple more from Carrera de Los Muertos (Marilla Park CX, APCXS #5)

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs562.ash2/148418_865779588859_25800632_46203938_4424542_n.jpg


i'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-10, 05:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,660
Posted By aballas

I can shift with my thumb from the drops with no...

I can shift with my thumb from the drops with no issues.... On older campy anyway. I don't have any experience with the newer hoods. My hands aren't particularly large either.

*edit* I am Italian...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-10, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 419,205
Posted By aballas

Dude! Nice! :)

Dude! Nice! :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-10, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 419,205
Posted By aballas

You know... I'm not actually sure. It migh be...

You know... I'm not actually sure. It migh be 20degree. At any rate it's the OEM stem, and along with being a friggin boat anchor, isn't quite right in the fit department. I got a 110mm Thomson x2 10...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-10, 06:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,077
Posted By aballas

Right in the beginning of a Mtb XC race,...

Right in the beginning of a Mtb XC race, finishing up the prologue lap and coming up to the steep drop into the trailhead, a newbie behind me wasn't paying attention and took out my rear wheel. That...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-10, 06:31 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 57,773
Posted By aballas

Near Masontown, WV on one of my normal training...

Near Masontown, WV on one of my normal training loops

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j33/aballas/IMG_0573.jpg

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j33/aballas/Snapshot2010-10-2420-37-37.jpg
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-10, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 419,205
Posted By aballas

Rejoining the Steel Club after a brief...

Rejoining the Steel Club after a brief absence..... in force too...

ALL original 2001 Bianchi XL Boron

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j33/aballas/IMG_0571.jpg
...
10-14-10, 03:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 987
Posted By aballas

free beer after (the race)

free beer after (the race)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-10, 02:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,775
Posted By aballas

I've crashed plenty on my Mountain bike..... only...

I've crashed plenty on my Mountain bike..... only fallen over at stoplights on the road bike though... (being an idiot and trying to trackstand)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-10, 02:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,097
Posted By aballas

Neither did I at first, but It was listed as a...

Neither did I at first, but It was listed as a "56cm" which they didn't produce...so it had to either be the 55 or 57cm frame... I emailed the seller for some more exact measurements and it ended up...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-10, 02:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,934
Posted By aballas

I'm not paranoid about carbon.... I've seen my...

I'm not paranoid about carbon.... I've seen my buddy break pretty much every part (chains derailleurs, hangers, brake lever, X-0 shifters...to say he was accident prone would be an understatement) on...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-10, 01:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,097
Posted By aballas

Daytona became centaur either the next model year...

Daytona became centaur either the next model year or two later. It's a very good group. However Ill have a complete SRAM force group sitting around once I sell my carbon frame. I don't want to sell...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-10, 09:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,097
Posted By aballas

Update.... Well after finishing with the...

Update....

Well after finishing with the thread I actually managed to find "the one that got away" in my size on ebay...so I jumped on it... didn't care how much I spent on it, but I still think I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-10, 11:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,097
Posted By aballas

That's looking like the route i'm going to end up...

That's looking like the route i'm going to end up taking...wait until someone makes the same mistake I did and sells an XL Boron....then jump on it... lol

I loved everything about that frame...it...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-10, 10:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,097
Posted By aballas

I guess I shouldn't really call it harsh....it's...

I guess I shouldn't really call it harsh....it's just not the ride quality that I want...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-10, 08:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,097
Posted By aballas

Looking for something a little less common than a...

Looking for something a little less common than a bikesdirect frame...not that there's anything wrong with them...I just see them everywhere, and the design doesn't really do it for me..
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-10, 08:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,097
Posted By aballas

True that... I guess my main issue with the...

True that... I guess my main issue with the pistola would be buying it sight unseen... I don't know a lot about fitting compact geometry, and don't know anywhere around here that I could test ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-10, 08:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,097
Posted By aballas

I mentioned that in the original post, I like it,...

I mentioned that in the original post, I like it, but i'm not sure I like the geometry..
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-10, 08:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,097
Posted By aballas

Nice! That international is hot!

Nice! That international is hot!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-10, 08:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,097
Posted By aballas

Gunnar was a thought as well, but I thought they...

Gunnar was a thought as well, but I thought they were more expensive than that....did you buy used?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-10, 07:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,097
Posted By aballas

Oh I know...i've seen quite a few... My Surly...

Oh I know...i've seen quite a few... My Surly Cross Check has the same cable stops...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-10, 07:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,097
Posted By aballas

I saw those....the one that's my size is an ugly...

I saw those....the one that's my size is an ugly color scheme though...the 57cm one...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-10, 07:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,097
Posted By aballas

@ Oostal Nice peugeot! That's sort of what...

@ Oostal

Nice peugeot! That's sort of what I'm noticing in my search... all the old frames have nice details the newer ones don't... Unless I'm willing to spend $$$$... which I'm not...

I'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-10, 07:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,097
Posted By aballas

It doesn't need to be new, and I'm always...

It doesn't need to be new, and I'm always scouring ebay for a used Bianchi... a 2000-2001 XL Boron in 58cm in particular (used to have one...my biggest regret is selling it). I'd also go for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-10, 06:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,097
Posted By aballas

Because that's what I'm looking for in the...

Because that's what I'm looking for in the frame's characteristics....Plus my current steel framed bikes just have a nicer ride.. (my CX AND 29er).
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-10, 06:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,097
Posted By aballas

Looking for new steel frame...thoughts?

So I think I've decided to build up a nice modern steel frame. I love my carbon frame and everything, but I'm not really a road racer and it's pretty harsh. I race mountain and CX, (both on steel...
09-29-10, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3,081
Views: 2,600,218
Posted By aballas

Thanks :) They're Hutchinson Piranhas... set up...

Thanks :) They're Hutchinson Piranhas... set up tubeless
09-26-10, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3,081
Views: 2,600,218
Posted By aballas

2010 Surly Cross Check in Beef Gravy Brown. ...

2010 Surly Cross Check in Beef Gravy Brown. Set-up 1x9 with a chain keeper I fashioned out of an old FD and a hacksaw

Just finished it up and took it on it's inaugural ride to get it dialed in......
08-24-10, 08:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,200
Posted By aballas

APCXS #1 Kickoff Cross, Waynesburg, Pa: October...

APCXS #1 Kickoff Cross, Waynesburg, Pa: October 2nd

http://www.abraracing.com/
07-18-10, 06:32 AM
Replies: 5,101
Views: 3,280,604
Posted By aballas

:lol: It's just my legs, my arms are pretty dark...

:lol: It's just my legs, my arms are pretty dark right now..my legs don't like to tan for some reason... Plus I spend most of my time in the woods...
07-18-10, 06:17 AM
Replies: 9,286
Views: 3,567,808
Posted By aballas

I love it.. It's a great course, and decently...

I love it.. It's a great course, and decently well supported for the past few years. I wish we had a few more road races in the series around here (Only 6 ATM). I road race to break up the monotony...
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