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Forum: Commuting
08-10-06, 08:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By islenska

weird, i live here (iceland that is) and i'm an...

weird, i live here (iceland that is) and i'm an active cyclist and i never see these 'commuters."
10-19-05, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,453
Posted By islenska

I know I am in the minority here, but I think the...

I know I am in the minority here, but I think the Poprad is dumpy.

Why do you care about stiffness/responsiveness if most of your riding is commuting? Seems to me that you should be more concerned...
10-13-05, 04:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,987
Posted By islenska

while i agree that the volpe may in fact be the...

while i agree that the volpe may in fact be the better choice for you, i respectfully disagree with some things in the above post. first of all, even as a novice, you *will* be able to tell the...
10-06-05, 03:56 AM
Replies: 3,078
Views: 2,599,750
Posted By islenska

nice! cranks? chain? cable housing? can you let...

nice! cranks? chain? cable housing? can you let us in on some specs? love the blue.
10-03-05, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By islenska

amen to that! i have been dealing with that...

amen to that! i have been dealing with that nonsense in Iceland for the last year. what a MAJOR PAIN IN THE A$$ it has been!
10-02-05, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By islenska

road shoes? NO WAY!! mtb shoes. period.

road shoes? NO WAY!!

mtb shoes. period.
09-30-05, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By islenska

yep, i do. for racing...dismounts are easier this...

yep, i do. for racing...dismounts are easier this way because you can have your left hand on the lever and brake if you need to without popping the bike up.
09-29-05, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By islenska

they are not available...ritchey doesnt make em...

they are not available...ritchey doesnt make em anymore. but u may get lucky if you keep your eyes peeled on ebay and other bike classifieds, as they pop up from time to time.

its too bad too,...
09-29-05, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By islenska

michelin muds 30 or 32's ritchey speedmax ...

michelin muds 30 or 32's
ritchey speedmax

both good all around tyres
09-29-05, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By islenska

i rode a demo mtb. it was pretty nice! but still,...

i rode a demo mtb. it was pretty nice! but still, im a little skeptical of them.
09-29-05, 12:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,582
Posted By islenska

why not just use your v-brakes with travel...

why not just use your v-brakes with travel agents?

and are you sure that 700c wheels will fit on your frame?
09-29-05, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By islenska

lots of questions here and no responses....i'm...

lots of questions here and no responses....i'm guessing thats because your questions are not necessarily simple, and also because some of them could have been answered by doing some searching.
...
09-28-05, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By islenska

this summer the warmest it got (in the middle of...

this summer the warmest it got (in the middle of july) was about 60. the wind is incessant. last week was frigid...it snowed 3 times with constant wonds and gusts up to 35 mph. ridiculous!
09-28-05, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By islenska

hey everybody, check out my riding conditions!

think you got it bad? check out that wind chill!

http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/04030.html
09-27-05, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By islenska

do some searches...there's lots of good info in...

do some searches...there's lots of good info in this forum. lunacyle's advice is good...just try to do your best for your first races, and dont get discouraged if you dont do as well as you want to....
09-27-05, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By islenska

1. yes, you can get 26" cross tyres that go...

1. yes, you can get 26" cross tyres that go pretty narrow...like 1.75 - 1.9.
2. if you have bar-ends, take them off because they are illegal in cross.
3. practice your dismounts and remounts, and...
09-25-05, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By islenska

there is a king integrated headset. i forget what...

there is a king integrated headset. i forget what it is called but you can see it in the king www site
09-23-05, 01:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,228
Posted By islenska

if the 2005 bb was ISIS and the new one isnt,...

if the 2005 bb was ISIS and the new one isnt, then you will definetly get more mileage out of the non-ISIS bb. basically, ISIS sucks, and its just a fact that regular replacement is necessary. a good...
09-05-05, 06:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,668
Posted By islenska

i agree. i know you said you were professionally...

i agree. i know you said you were professionally fitted, but a 49 seems small for you, especially if you have long legs. do you have particularly large feet?

just out of curiosity, what size stem...
09-04-05, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,083
Posted By islenska

weird

weird
09-03-05, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 613
Posted By islenska

a new fork w/canti mounts should solve your...

a new fork w/canti mounts should solve your problem in the front, but you could have problems with both tire clearance (of the frame) and mud/dirt/snow/gunk clearance if you are using a standard road...
09-01-05, 10:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 360
Posted By islenska

IRO Rob Roy Sizing & Durability ?'s

hey, i'm normally parked over in the cx forum, but i'm considering picking up an IRO rob roy for cx riding. i'm just not sure which size to get, so i thought i'd see if there are any current owners...
09-01-05, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By islenska

lots of questions here and probably lots of...

lots of questions here and probably lots of different answers too.

gearing is somewhat dependent on the terrian in your area, and the type of rider you are (your fitness, strength, spin -vs-...
08-31-05, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By islenska

dont take this the wrong way, but you are asking...

dont take this the wrong way, but you are asking some very huge questions that there is not really any "right" answer to. ss cross racing has its advantages and its disadvantages, as does a 1...
08-31-05, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,296
Posted By islenska

get the surly. more options, cheaper. cant go...

get the surly. more options, cheaper. cant go wrong. the jts is made for racing, so it might be more than you need right now. plus, if you want to, you can always race the surly.
08-30-05, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,535
Posted By islenska

whatever, tool boy

whatever, tool boy
08-30-05, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By islenska

do you ride for ECV? we all want the...

do you ride for ECV?

we all want the hookups!...let us have it!
08-30-05, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By islenska

well, cx does not exist in iceland. but (luckily)...

well, cx does not exist in iceland. but (luckily) i'm not icelandic, and i'm coming home (back to the states) just in time for cx season. i have been living/working here for about a year, but now my...
08-30-05, 08:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,535
Posted By islenska

well i didnt adjust it originally either. i'm...

well i didnt adjust it originally either. i'm guessing that they stripped the starnut after they adjusted it initially, but i see your point. of course i will replace it, but it mat be a couple...
08-30-05, 07:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,535
Posted By islenska

first of all, i didn't do anything to it. the lbs...

first of all, i didn't do anything to it. the lbs did. and i guess i'm not sure exactly what you mean by "adjust the headset,"....isn't the only purpose of the top bolt and starnut to apply vertical...
08-30-05, 04:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By islenska

huge cx racing fan here. love those cowbells! its...

huge cx racing fan here. love those cowbells! its great fun to watch but even more fun to do! have you ever done a race? if not, you should get out there in the mud and then you will *really* be...
08-30-05, 04:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,535
Posted By islenska

riding w/out a starnut ok?

so the lbs did a crap job when they installed my new headset and they just left the old starnut in there instead of replacing it w/the new one. but the old starnut is stripped and broken, so its not...
08-28-05, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By islenska

no, the starnut is in there...its just all bent...

no, the starnut is in there...its just all bent and stripped...
08-28-05, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By islenska

is my new headset dead? (please say no)

i just had a new race face deus headset installed on my trek mtb. it seemed ok initially, and then after about a week i noticed that it seemed loose. so when i went to tighten the top bolt i found...
08-28-05, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By islenska

i think you are going to have more more problems...

i think you are going to have more more problems than just the levers....do you have v-brakes? if so, you are going to have to make sure that the road levers will pull enough cable to create enough...
08-28-05, 03:05 AM
Replies: 3,078
Views: 2,599,750
Posted By islenska

nice! what wheels are those?

nice! what wheels are those?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-05, 06:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By islenska

just out of curiosity, which shops did you go to?...

just out of curiosity, which shops did you go to? i have spent some time in the albany area and will be going back there soon and would like to pick a few things up.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-05, 05:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,612
Posted By islenska

give me an effin' break. as i explained in my OP,...

give me an effin' break. as i explained in my OP, road biking is basically brand new to me. from my limited experience on the road, its the different equipment and riding position combined with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-05, 06:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,612
Posted By islenska

i guess i'm a wuss. i'm light too...only about...

i guess i'm a wuss. i'm light too...only about 142 lbs. and i'm riding a giant TCR, but i dont really have much to compare it to other than the 'cross bikes ive ridden.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-05, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By islenska

really? what kind of glue would you use? the...

really? what kind of glue would you use? the soles are really stiff and the shoe upper is of course much more pliable so i think its going to have to be a really strong glue, maybe even epoxy?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-05, 09:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,157
Posted By islenska

yep, ive definetly had some ladies give me some...

yep, ive definetly had some ladies give me some encouragement. the other day i passed a group of teenage girls and one of them yelled "hey biker boy!" and the other ones were whistling and hooting...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-05, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By islenska

my pearl izumi shoes, like everything else pearl...

my pearl izumi shoes, like everything else pearl izumi, started falling apart. and i dont mean just a few threads here and there...both soles started to delaminate in the heels! these were mtb shoes...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-05, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By islenska

it might depend on the cost of the bike. i'm...

it might depend on the cost of the bike. i'm pretty sure there is a certain dollar amount that can be imported "duty free," but if you exceed that amount you might have to pay tax. however, the only...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-05, 02:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,612
Posted By islenska

thanks everyone. its good to know that i'm not...

thanks everyone. its good to know that i'm not alone. its strange because this is the first time since i can remember that i have been afraid on a bike. even as a messenger (again, on a cross bike) i...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-05, 07:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,612
Posted By islenska

really?? like *off the ground*? just sliding on...

really?? like *off the ground*? just sliding on the front tyre?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-05, 07:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 622
Posted By islenska

another vote for WRONG. if s/he's overlapping me...

another vote for WRONG. if s/he's overlapping me it could be very dangerous, especially if i dont even know s/he's there.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-05, 06:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,612
Posted By islenska

well thanks for the feedback...i definetly have...

well thanks for the feedback...i definetly have trust issues with the equipment. the road bike just seems so delicate and the tyres so thin...like the smallest little stone could mean the end.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-05, 05:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 622
Posted By islenska

agreed. as far as i'm concerned, if someone i...

agreed. as far as i'm concerned, if someone i dont know jumps on my wheel, its just plain dangerous. i've had this happen a number of times and usually i just wave them past because when i'm out...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-05, 05:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,612
Posted By islenska

am i a wuss if i'm afraid of descents?

i have been mtb-ing for 18 years and racing both mtb and 'cross for 2 years...and somehow i managed to almost completely avoid the world of road biking. of course i train on the road -- but thats...
08-24-05, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By islenska

i have no personal experience with the las...

i have no personal experience with the las cruces, but i hear nothing but good things about them and i see lots of them at the cross races. it seems like a good deal for a scandium frame, and if you...
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