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11-14-11, 10:12 AM
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Posted By chriskitch

I just ordered some Chinese takeout... 226805

I just ordered some Chinese takeout...
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-10, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,062
Posted By chriskitch

BTW, in my experience using a butted spoke to...

BTW, in my experience using a butted spoke to replace a bladed one isn't the best idea ever...

The butted spoke isn't going to handle the tension the same as the other spokes...Which could be why...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-10, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,062
Posted By chriskitch

With about four months and around 5000km and I've...

With about four months and around 5000km and I've got no broken spokes yet...I have the 2010 R5's...There was a small hop in the rear wheel after about a month and a half of riding which was fixed...
05-10-10, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,167
Posted By chriskitch

Stock Cannondale road bikes use inline barrel...

Stock Cannondale road bikes use inline barrel adjusters...

These Jagwire ones work well:
http://www.bikebling.com/v/vspfiles/photos/Jagwire-Inline-Adjuster-2T.jpg

These Jagwire ones also work...
04-24-10, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,686
Posted By chriskitch

Interestingly, I swapped out the rear derailleur...

Interestingly, I swapped out the rear derailleur on the SHAM bike for a 24 year old Shimano 105 RD-1050 6 speed derailleur that I bought at the local community bike co-op for five bucks and the rear...
04-23-10, 02:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,686
Posted By chriskitch

Received my parts order and assembled my bike...

Received my parts order and assembled my bike this evening...
SRAM Rival shifters and front derailleur, SRAM 890 chain, SRAM 850 12-23 tooth 8 speed cassette, Shimano 105 5500 rear derailleur,...
04-16-10, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,686
Posted By chriskitch

I ran the cable in the shifter and then firmly...

I ran the cable in the shifter and then firmly secured the other end in a bench vice...In order to make a clean measurement, I removed the barrel adjuster...I pulled the cable tight and marked where...
04-15-10, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,686
Posted By chriskitch

HMMM...No one seems to have tried SRAM 10sp....

HMMM...No one seems to have tried SRAM 10sp. Doubletap shifters with a Shimano rear derailleur and 8 speed cassette...

After measuring the cable pull of my old Shimano 8 speed barend shifters at...
04-11-10, 05:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,686
Posted By chriskitch

Shimergo with Doubletap?...SHAM????

Greetings mechanical gurus!

I'm building up an 8 speed bike right now and am considering going Shimergo and using Campy shifters but I've read on Lennard Zinn's blog that SRAM doubletap shifters...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-10, 11:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 232
Posted By chriskitch

Are 2010 Ksyrium Equipes compatible with Shimano 8 spd. cassettes?

Does anyone know if the 2010 M10 version of the Ksyrium Equipe wheelset is compatible with Shimano 8 spd. cassettes?...

I know from my forum search that previous years' versions have been...
03-02-10, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By chriskitch

Are 2010 Ksyrium Equipes compatible with Shimano 8 spd. cassettes?

Does anyone know if the 2010 M10 version of the Ksyrium Equipe wheelset is compatible with Shimano 8 spd. cassettes?...

I know from my forum search that previous years' versions have been...
12-22-09, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By chriskitch

A freaky hippie-type university student has one...

A freaky hippie-type university student has one that he's made in my town...I think he even plays polo with it...
Just from observing him riding it, I can say with some certainty that alignment...
12-14-09, 10:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,835
Posted By chriskitch

I'd like to be enlightened as well...what...

I'd like to be enlightened as well...what difference, other than the logo that is etched into the arm and the anodizing, is there between the touro and the s100?...

Some folks don't like the BB...
12-11-09, 04:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,835
Posted By chriskitch

the 100 is the same as the truvativ touro and the...

the 100 is the same as the truvativ touro and the 300 is the same as the truvativ elita.....I use the elita on my winter bike and it's fine....ben's has both models in stock in all the popular arm...
12-07-09, 12:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 48,472
Posted By chriskitch

Origin8 is the house brand of j&b...

Origin8 is the house brand of j&b importers...Their stuff is largely knockoffs of other company's products that are made for them by asian factories like kalloy (the company that makes the seatpost...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-09, 09:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,485
Posted By chriskitch

this year, i'm using sugoi firewall LT gloves for...

this year, i'm using sugoi firewall LT gloves for fall/early winter then switching to roche ski gloves that are supposed to be good to -30C (they're not) for the majority of the winter...
on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-09, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,063
Posted By chriskitch

I used a 909 for a couple of years and had the...

I used a 909 for a couple of years and had the same issue that Surferbruce experienced with the foam that dug into my forehead...If you don't want to cut or sand the foam on your helmet, you can just...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-09, 09:08 AM
Replies: 18,826
Views: 3,774,475
Posted By chriskitch

http://www.pearcecycles.co.uk/images/l_08hlmtprope...

http://www.pearcecycles.co.uk/images/l_08hlmtproperoblk_large.jpg
a matte black Specialized Propero helmet on sale
11-11-09, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By chriskitch

I have a pair of those Pearl Izumi lobster claw...

I have a pair of those Pearl Izumi lobster claw monstrosities that I bought twelve years ago or so...They're really warm...So warm, in fact, that there are only maybe 20 days out of the year that...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-09, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2,835
Views: 561,679
Posted By chriskitch

I am thinking about purchasing a 2010 CAAD9 and I...

I am thinking about purchasing a 2010 CAAD9 and I am interested in hearing what the users on this forum who own the stock bike think about the tektro brakes that Cannondale specs...Are you happy with...
11-10-09, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By chriskitch

I'm a Regal fan myself...I tried a Rolls around...

I'm a Regal fan myself...I tried a Rolls around ten years ago but stopped using after a couple of months because it just wasn't as comfortable to me...Of course, as always, saddle choice is a matter...
11-09-09, 07:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,330
Posted By chriskitch

the bike in the pic is a capo...either a 2007 or...

the bike in the pic is a capo...either a 2007 or 2008...
I've never ridden the trek but i've tried a capo and I own a Sputnik...
The Sputnik's a pretty solid bike from the waist up with a mediocre...
10-17-09, 07:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,833
Posted By chriskitch

i use a cane creek crosstop lever on my Origin8...

i use a cane creek crosstop lever on my Origin8 Gary bars and it's all good...you need to get a crosstop lever with a larger clamp if you're using a 31.8 bar...
10-16-09, 08:46 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,547
Posted By chriskitch

I took the skink apart when I got home from the...

I took the skink apart when I got home from the rainy ride and it's been apart for a week...I put it all back together with a brand new set of batteries and...drum roll please...it still doesn't...
10-15-09, 01:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,547
Posted By chriskitch

My updated 2009 bicycle light failure diary: ...

My updated 2009 bicycle light failure diary:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/411UMvEonDL._SL500_AA280_.jpg
Light #1: Planet Bike 1watt blaze purchased January 2009. Bracket cracked and...
10-09-09, 06:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,547
Posted By chriskitch

Where are you guys buying this...

Where are you guys buying this stuff?....DealExtreme?
10-08-09, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By chriskitch

+1...Control Tech don't make stuff like that...

+1...Control Tech don't make stuff like that anymore...They still do seatposts but they're really slick looking now and, though I'm not 100% sure of this, they're not made in the USA anymore...
10-08-09, 12:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,547
Posted By chriskitch

I've been riding with a red Knog Beetle in back...

I've been riding with a red Knog Beetle in back for the last year or so and it's been fine...never had any issues with waterproofness...wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone...
...
10-08-09, 12:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,723
Posted By chriskitch

Rented a bike while I was in Las Vegas last month...

Rented a bike while I was in Las Vegas last month that used FSA Compact Wing bars that were quite comfortable...if you want REALLY wide, you might look into WTB's mountain drops....
09-19-09, 03:25 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 8,214
Posted By chriskitch

Easily, the best thing that happened on my ride...

Easily, the best thing that happened on my ride today was the Mountain Dew Slurpee I stopped for...
09-19-09, 03:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,927
Posted By chriskitch

I rented a bike last week in Las Vegas that had...

I rented a bike last week in Las Vegas that had FSA Wing Compact road drops which I found to be quite a bit more comfortable on the road (albeit far less fashionable) than any track drop I've ever...
09-06-09, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By chriskitch

I like this....Was I the only person who thought...

I like this....Was I the only person who thought the old version of the Flea that used a battery to charge another internal battery was inefficient, expensive, and kind of stupid...
08-15-09, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By chriskitch

Bowery Mashup 2010...

Though I don't think I would ever buy one, the knowledge of the existence of the 2010 Bowery Mashup warms my heart.......
08-07-09, 07:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,179
Posted By chriskitch

It's been my experience that the leather on the...

It's been my experience that the leather on the San Marco Regals from the last five or six years since they started making them again isn't what it used to be back in the day...I've owned two of the...
08-06-09, 08:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,604
Posted By chriskitch

Train like hell for the event and put a 49x14 on...

Train like hell for the event and put a 49x14 on the dawes then race him for pink slips...You can sell the Felt and buy yourself something nice....
08-04-09, 07:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,505
Posted By chriskitch

they're Origin8 Gary bars which are kind of like...

they're Origin8 Gary bars which are kind of like On One Midge bars which are kind of like WTB dirt drops...

I like the bars a lot but I wish there was an extra inch on the ends...I installed some...
07-28-09, 10:31 PM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,933,937
Posted By chriskitch

Blackburn Voyager 4.0 1watt LED headlight, two...

Blackburn Voyager 4.0 1watt LED headlight, two orange reflective leg bands and a Black Knog Beetle red LED flasher...I can ride on rural roads late at night with this setup and I feel reasonably...
07-26-09, 11:12 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,746
Posted By chriskitch

Shoes: Sidi Dominators (expensive but well...

Shoes: Sidi Dominators (expensive but well made...fit is narrow on the non-"mega" model...the buckles WILL break over time but they're replaceable)
Pedals: Shimano M520 (the most reliable "cheap"...
07-05-09, 11:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,505
Posted By chriskitch

Here's mine:...

Here's mine: http://s3.amazonaws.com/ibike/pictures/322010/spudnik2009_large.jpg
07-02-09, 09:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,505
Posted By chriskitch

Formula DOES make a low flange hubset...My '07...

Formula DOES make a low flange hubset...My '07 Sputnik came with them...
06-28-09, 08:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,608
Posted By chriskitch

how come i can't find the kilo WT on the...

how come i can't find the kilo WT on the bikesdirect website?
06-28-09, 07:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,608
Posted By chriskitch

does the kilo WT use DT spokes like the...

does the kilo WT use DT spokes like the steamroller?...
06-23-09, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,094
Posted By chriskitch

the 07 sputnik had an Easton carbon legged fork...

the 07 sputnik had an Easton carbon legged fork with an aluminum crown and steerer but the 08 and 09 sputniks come with a jamis-branded fork with a carbon steerer...either way, i'd get a reputable...
06-23-09, 08:51 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 39,004
Posted By chriskitch

Paint the frames with white reflective paint.... ...

Paint the frames with white reflective paint....
Market it as the "ghost bike"
You'll sell millions
06-23-09, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,094
Posted By chriskitch

You could probably ride a 57 or a 59 though I...

You could probably ride a 57 or a 59 though I would guess you'd be happier with the 57...
Jamis ships the Sputniks with insanely long steerer tubes so you're not alone in wanting to cut it...
06-23-09, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By chriskitch

I don't know how many cranksets I've owned over...

I don't know how many cranksets I've owned over the last fifteen years but I know that I've only had two fail on me spontaneously and they were both higher end Race Face...

my answer: Shimano XT...
05-18-09, 11:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,053
Posted By chriskitch

I haven't had great luck with bearing/bushing...

I haven't had great luck with bearing/bushing life with eggbeaters and I've had a spindle fail after about a year on them...
Shimano M520 pedals are pretty reliable for the money...I've been using...
05-14-09, 05:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,234
Posted By chriskitch

They need to paint the whole fork not just the...

They need to paint the whole fork not just the crown because the fade looks like crap...
Everybody KNOWS it's a carbon fork...They don't need to show us...It's not 2001 anymore...Carbon forks are...
04-15-09, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,933,937
Posted By chriskitch

Last thing I bought for my bike: Mavic CXP-22...

Last thing I bought for my bike: Mavic CXP-22 rim, 32 DT spokes and a formula rear hub (last monday)...
Last bike thing I bought for myself: Matte black Giro Monza helmet and a new pair of Shimano...
04-07-09, 01:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 354
Posted By chriskitch

2007 Jamis Sputnik owners....

Do your spokes have an upper case N on the head?
Does a magnet stick to them?
If so, they're not stainless like they were advertised as being and you're likely to suffer from spoke breakage if you...
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