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Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-11, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,520
Posted By xxguitarist

I don't know the bike lineup, but if you claim...

I don't know the bike lineup, but if you claim the frame is the same, then what's different? I'm guessing the 100 is a shorter/higher stem?
May be better to buy the better groupo bike & try to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-11, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10,210
Views: 2,648,546
Posted By xxguitarist

Thanks, although I've had that bike for well over...

Thanks, although I've had that bike for well over a year.
I'm just hanging around here because I may be moving somewhere a bit hillier & will be looking for some of those extra gear things.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-11, 11:00 PM
Replies: 10,210
Views: 2,648,546
Posted By xxguitarist

I can't say I'm one of those types, though. ...

I can't say I'm one of those types, though.
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/262336_844819018894_14310970_41582732_1691146_n.jpg
Excuse the lack of drive-side ness.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-11, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10,210
Views: 2,648,546
Posted By xxguitarist

Weld quality etc the same? I see sram on...

Weld quality etc the same?

I see sram on that brushed one. Anyone know which groupo that is? I was intending to do sram this time around anyway, but hoping for Force.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-11, 01:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 765
Posted By xxguitarist

Looks shiny enough, but old, used, carbon, isn't...

Looks shiny enough, but old, used, carbon, isn't something I'd be all over.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-11, 01:01 AM
Replies: 10,210
Views: 2,648,546
Posted By xxguitarist

Are you aware of any stiffness differences? Or...

Are you aware of any stiffness differences? Or just the US/foreign deal.

I've ridden my '07 Capo for a century, so I'm not looking for something soft.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-11, 12:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By xxguitarist

They're probably unrelated unless your hand was...

They're probably unrelated unless your hand was down your pants.


Really though, the hand is the ulnar nerve- wear gloves if you need 'em, switch up hand positions, etc. I used to ride in a bad...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-11, 12:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By xxguitarist

Good to know. I knew it was stiff based on my...

Good to know. I knew it was stiff based on my Capo, but didn't know it was quite that high ranking in stiffness.

I assume the CAAD10 is no flexier, even if not proudly made in the USA?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-11, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By xxguitarist

Thanks guys. I'll consider that one. I've always...

Thanks guys. I'll consider that one. I've always liked specialized for mountain, maybe it's time to give them a chance on the road also.

How does stiffness compare with a c'dale CAAD9 or 10?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-11, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10,210
Views: 2,648,546
Posted By xxguitarist

OOF. that 2012 raw has me reconsidering wanting...

OOF. that 2012 raw has me reconsidering wanting an older US caad9. Looks just like my Capo. And do I see a non-sloping top tube?
Owners of the foreign ones, how's the quality compare, ethics/pride...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-11, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10,210
Views: 2,648,546
Posted By xxguitarist

Saw that, thanks. Would like to get one with a...

Saw that, thanks. Would like to get one with a fork, and the shipping seems a touch high.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-11, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10,210
Views: 2,648,546
Posted By xxguitarist

Would guess crosswinds. Potentially...

Would guess crosswinds.


Potentially looking for a US caad9 frameset in 56, if anyone is leaving the caad cult.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-11, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By xxguitarist

Nothing? How stiff are the BD lechampion TIs?

Nothing?
How stiff are the BD lechampion TIs?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-11, 01:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,154
Posted By xxguitarist

Yup, MTB shorts & a MTB/club fit jersey might be...

Yup, MTB shorts & a MTB/club fit jersey might be wise to start. Both offer most of the advantages of the euro fit stuff, with a bit more conservative appearance.
Hell, I'm 5'11" and 170#, and a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-11, 01:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 432
Posted By xxguitarist

I also like most of the specialized BG saddles my...

I also like most of the specialized BG saddles my ass has been on.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-11, 06:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,014
Posted By xxguitarist

Look up a cycling map for your state. Around here...

Look up a cycling map for your state. Around here at least, there are ones available from the state.gov sites.

Also, Ride around at relative random & look for funny shapes that seem to point in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-11, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By xxguitarist

Stiff frame recommendations?

Road biking since '01. Bought a Trek 1000. It did the job.
Around two years ago, built up a quick & dirty trek400 fixed gear. Last summer, a much nicer built '07 c'dale capo. Put a quite a few K...
06-30-11, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,735
Posted By xxguitarist

Are you sure they aren't on as far as original?...

Are you sure they aren't on as far as original? Some BB taper may normally be visible.
06-30-11, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,735
Posted By xxguitarist

if you pulled all the threads out, you wont be...

if you pulled all the threads out, you wont be able to re-tap to the same size, and I doubt they make helicoils large enough.

You can likely still get the crank arm off though, by removing the...
06-30-11, 02:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,735
Posted By xxguitarist

Torque bolts to spec, ride, re-torque to under...

Torque bolts to spec, ride, re-torque to under spec- just snug. Repeat once or twice, but don't crank down on them after the first time or you risk splitting the cranks.


Above assumes standard...
06-30-11, 01:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By xxguitarist

Link seems unrelated, though if it's an '07 I...

Link seems unrelated, though if it's an '07 I appreciate it.
Geometry chart is the part that I really need though, as to compare to other frames.
06-30-11, 01:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By xxguitarist

Is that to say that the 2006 CAAD8 has the same...

Is that to say that the 2006 CAAD8 has the same geo & appearance as a similar year CAPO or...?
06-30-11, 01:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By xxguitarist

Tried, don't know the year, its second-hand.

Tried, don't know the year, its second-hand.
06-30-11, 12:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By xxguitarist

Not ss/fg, but out in arlington there's some...

Not ss/fg, but out in arlington there's some seriously shiny roadie stuff. Forget the name of the shop, but it's most of the way to arlington heights.
Take the minuteman to the arlington...
06-30-11, 12:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By xxguitarist

Geometry needed for older C'dale Capo.

This generation:
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/262336_844819018894_14310970_41582732_1691146_n.jpg

Can get better photo if needed (Yes, I know, it's not drive-side blah blah)
It...
06-17-10, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By xxguitarist

How do you prefer to make it non-slip?

How do you prefer to make it non-slip?
06-17-10, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By xxguitarist

"O-Ring" Mounts & Mountain Biking

..Do they actually hold the light steady enough for singletrack riding?
I don't want to be messing with re-aiming my light at the same time as trying to make my way over rocks / fallen trees / etc. ...
11-22-09, 02:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,029
Posted By xxguitarist

Hi, it is a R720 by Tektro. The frame is a ~1990...

Hi, it is a R720 by Tektro. The frame is a ~1990 Trek 400, which originally had 700C wheels (and still does) It should appear that it is also 39-49mm reach.

I would up ordering some 700x32 Conti...
11-20-09, 07:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,029
Posted By xxguitarist

Andy, I did notice that- always a happy...

Andy,
I did notice that- always a happy surprise when they give you a discount for multiples.
Any idea of relative quality of the tires I mentioned?
The nice thing about the schwalbes is the...
11-20-09, 05:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,029
Posted By xxguitarist

I had looked at the marathon plus. Happen to have...

I had looked at the marathon plus. Happen to have a better source than biketiresdirect? PBK doesn't seem to stock it.

I was also looking at the conti contact and conti city ride, as both are...
11-20-09, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,029
Posted By xxguitarist

Given my intended use, should I perhaps be...

Given my intended use, should I perhaps be considering "city/touring" tires instead?
11-19-09, 09:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,029
Posted By xxguitarist

Had a bit of a d'oh moment when I went out to...

Had a bit of a d'oh moment when I went out to measure more.
There's a bike in the garage with 700x35 nominal tires! One of those comfort-cross type bikes. My Mom's
From the measuring, the front is...
11-19-09, 03:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,029
Posted By xxguitarist

Well, the purpose of these tires is that I've...

Well, the purpose of these tires is that I've completely worn out the current ones, and thought that some CX tires might be pertinent for the winter. Winters around here are snowy and wet, and the...
11-19-09, 11:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,029
Posted By xxguitarist

They are velocity deep v's, which the site claims...

They are velocity deep v's, which the site claims as 19mm wide, though that may be an external rather than internal dimension.
11-19-09, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,029
Posted By xxguitarist

Thanks for the responses.. Perhaps if I take a...

Thanks for the responses..
Perhaps if I take a picture with my 700x25 road tires, someone would be able to make a slightly more educated guess than me as to whether or not it'll work?

Just trying...
11-18-09, 11:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,029
Posted By xxguitarist

Actual size of 700x30 tires

Are the outermost points of the nubs at the 30 measurement, or are they in addition to it?
I'm trying to figure out if I can run some skinny & fast CX tires for winter use on my road frame.
11-14-09, 04:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 634
Posted By xxguitarist

Huh? Geography lesson time?

Huh? Geography lesson time?
11-12-09, 08:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,874
Posted By xxguitarist

Personally I ride 79.1 GI, and I'd go up a tiny...

Personally I ride 79.1 GI, and I'd go up a tiny bit if it weren't for a few steep &/or long climbs that I have to deal with.

If you find your hill easy, and feel like you're spinning as fast as...
11-11-09, 05:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,340
Posted By xxguitarist

They're often a bit sarcastic, though nowhere...

They're often a bit sarcastic, though nowhere near as sarcastic as woot.com
11-11-09, 02:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,411
Posted By xxguitarist

Again, if all you needed to do is swap out a...

Again, if all you needed to do is swap out a wheelset, the "trixie" tool and a tire lever & pump is all you need, and it takes less than half an hour.
11-11-09, 01:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,411
Posted By xxguitarist

The funny part is, reverse rotafix would have...

The funny part is, reverse rotafix would have done the job easily with zero tools (well, you need a lockring remover)
11-11-09, 11:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,109
Posted By xxguitarist

I have a top tube pad that is red, unused, and ...

I have a top tube pad that is red, unused, and unwanted if you're interested.
11-09-09, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By xxguitarist

They won't split them.. any sources for single...

They won't split them.. any sources for single rear wheels of this pairing?
11-08-09, 08:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,114
Posted By xxguitarist

fashion.

fashion.
11-08-09, 08:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,114
Posted By xxguitarist

Seems to me that it'd be against the whole idea...

Seems to me that it'd be against the whole idea of those rims to give them a braking surface.
11-08-09, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By xxguitarist

Yeah, issue being that my local shop charges 40...

Yeah, issue being that my local shop charges 40 per wheel for the labor.
At that rate, just the rear would probably cost me more. I might email them and see if they can get just a rear for me....
11-08-09, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By xxguitarist

http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?main_page=produ...

http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=188_332&products_id=8347 ?
11-08-09, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By xxguitarist

Source for rear wheel (only)

I need to get a rear wheel built up for my new build, and I've got two options..
I can tear down a road rear wheel (40mm carbon fairing, alu rim) and rebuild it with the American classic 24H hub &...
11-05-09, 11:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,152
Posted By xxguitarist

Then again, i've been known to set a mill's vise...

Then again, i've been known to set a mill's vise to 1/1000th of an inch from parallel across its 8'' width without adjustments/measuring/etc. I can also usually sight things that are more than a...
11-04-09, 05:45 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,991
Posted By xxguitarist

You can probably have the shop calculate & order...

You can probably have the shop calculate & order the spokes if you take them the hubs/rims.
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