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01-09-10, 01:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,724
Posted By pinkrobe

Holy crap, I go away for a while and all hell...

Holy crap, I go away for a while and all hell breaks loose. Fargin awesome...
06-30-09, 03:39 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 50,395
Posted By pinkrobe

Too much iron! What else?

Too much iron! What else?
06-30-09, 02:27 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 50,395
Posted By pinkrobe

I'm looking at the Wabi Lightning...

I'm looking at the Wabi Lightning (http://www.wabicycles.com/lightning_bike_spec_orng.html) for a non-snow SS/FG road bike that doesn't have track geometry. It's light, orange, has a carbon fork and...
06-01-09, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By pinkrobe

~425mm ought to do it.

~425mm ought to do it.
05-06-09, 04:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,628
Posted By pinkrobe

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05-06-09, 03:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,889
Posted By pinkrobe

FYI, road went to 11 a few months ago. 11-cog...

FYI, road went to 11 a few months ago. 11-cog drivetrains from Campagnolo, Shimano.
05-04-09, 09:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 771
Posted By pinkrobe

Also, don't forget www.chainreactioncycles.com...

Also, don't forget www.chainreactioncycles.com out of the UK. Often, faster shipping than out of the US and lower prices...
04-27-09, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By pinkrobe

I've never watched DH, but I have watched XC. ...

I've never watched DH, but I have watched XC. It's like watching paint dry, but slower.
04-27-09, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By pinkrobe

Wow. I totally missed that one. :(

Wow. I totally missed that one. :(
04-24-09, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By pinkrobe

Betcha it's a Hope Pro II. ...

Betcha it's a Hope Pro II. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
04-08-09, 09:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,059
Posted By pinkrobe

How do you like the ride of each bike? Without a...

How do you like the ride of each bike? Without a test ride, you have a 50% chance of getting the wrong bike.
04-06-09, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 713
Posted By pinkrobe

I'd get Juicy 3s or an LX hydraulic for a new...

I'd get Juicy 3s or an LX hydraulic for a new rider. Have the shop set them up and bleed them [if needed] before taking the bike home. I have BB7s, and while they are a fine brake, they are not...
04-06-09, 09:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,122
Posted By pinkrobe

Meh indeed. If a business can't be competitive,...

Meh indeed. If a business can't be competitive, it needs to change or it will die. It's cheaper to build the frames elsewhere, so why not do it?
04-01-09, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By pinkrobe

"I'll never drink that much ever again." ...

"I'll never drink that much ever again."

Yeah, that's all I got.
03-30-09, 02:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,176
Posted By pinkrobe

On my daily commute or errands, I just wear...

On my daily commute or errands, I just wear boxers under regular shorts. Actually, they're more like cropped shants, but you get the idea. When riding on the road, it's bibs + nothing. When riding...
03-30-09, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 758
Posted By pinkrobe

First pants, now bikes! Oh belts - what can't...

First pants, now bikes! Oh belts - what can't they do?!!!
03-30-09, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 939
Posted By pinkrobe

There's a thread on this on MTBR, but the...

There's a thread on this on MTBR, but the consensus seems to be that the SuperSonic tires have too many micro-holes in the sidewall. I've read that adding glitter [or maybe flair] to the sealant,...
03-27-09, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By pinkrobe

Wise are Kram and Fastboy, hmm yes!

Wise are Kram and Fastboy, hmm yes!
Forum: Commuting
03-26-09, 01:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,436
Posted By pinkrobe

LOL! I've been in a similar situation, although...

LOL! I've been in a similar situation, although replace "chili" with "Matouk's Calypso Sauce" [ingredients: Scotch Bonnet Peppers, vinegar, salt]. I was pulling my shorts down as I scrambled in the...
03-23-09, 01:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,974
Posted By pinkrobe

Tie: Grizzly bear and badly built stunts

Tie: Grizzly bear and badly built stunts
03-19-09, 06:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,892
Posted By pinkrobe

Rubber-side down, or for better feel, no rubber...

Rubber-side down, or for better feel, no rubber at all...
03-19-09, 06:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 564
Posted By pinkrobe

Gaahh! 3-D Violet!

Gaahh! 3-D Violet!
03-17-09, 10:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 802
Posted By pinkrobe

Ah yes, aesthetics. IIRC, the reason that mtn...

Ah yes, aesthetics. IIRC, the reason that mtn bikes originally came with horizontal top tubes is that they used touring bike jigs for the frame builds. Sloped top tubes started to come on the...
03-17-09, 10:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,892
Posted By pinkrobe

That's mainly why I run a 2.3 in front and a 2.1...

That's mainly why I run a 2.3 in front and a 2.1 in back. I'll be going to a full-size 2.4 in front and smaller 2.4 in back this year [Conti Rubber Queen and Mountain King respectively].
Forum: Commuting
03-14-09, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By pinkrobe

I really like the invisible wheels on the cruiser.

I really like the invisible wheels on the cruiser.
03-13-09, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By pinkrobe

IIRC, about $8 more per wheel...

IIRC, about $8 more per wheel...
03-12-09, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By pinkrobe

Chainreactioncycles.com: Hope Pro 2 Disc Front...

Chainreactioncycles.com:
Hope Pro 2 Disc Front Black 32h
DT Swiss EX 5.1 XC-FR Disc Rim 32h Black 26inch Presta
DT Swiss Spokes Champion Stainless PG Silver 2mm
Hope Pro 2 Disc Rear Black...
03-10-09, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By pinkrobe

:eek: $375? Where?!?!?!? Other than that -...

:eek: $375? Where?!?!?!?

Other than that - to answer the OP's question, the Havoc is a pretty burly wheelset by all accounts, but apparently weigh a bit more than advertised. The Hope Hoops are...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-09, 04:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,351
Posted By pinkrobe

Continental Ultra Gatorskins, but I use 25C on...

Continental Ultra Gatorskins, but I use 25C on the commuter, 23C on the road bike.
Forum: Commuting
03-10-09, 04:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,005
Posted By pinkrobe

$99 each for a pair of Schwalbe Ice Spikers. I...

$99 each for a pair of Schwalbe Ice Spikers. I only used them for one season before getting some used Snow Studs at $25 each.
03-09-09, 10:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,066
Posted By pinkrobe

It is common for people to hate what they don't...

It is common for people to hate what they don't understand. :thumb:
03-06-09, 01:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 589
Posted By pinkrobe

It sort of has been answered. Explicitly, I...

It sort of has been answered. Explicitly, I don't think you need to go to 4-pots based on your described weight and riding type. I would recommend going with a larger front rotor, like a 180...
03-06-09, 01:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,066
Posted By pinkrobe

I've had the XT version since 2004 [came stock on...

I've had the XT version since 2004 [came stock on my Trek 8500], paired with a Rapid-Rise rear dérailleur. I recently picked up the new version with all the zippy adjustments for lever travel and...
03-06-09, 12:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 589
Posted By pinkrobe

I'm 185 + gear. I've had the XT two-pots for...

I'm 185 + gear. I've had the XT two-pots for years, and have never had a problem with modulation or fade in that time. YMMV
03-03-09, 09:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,705
Posted By pinkrobe

Shimano XT clipless pedals - I've had a couple of...

Shimano XT clipless pedals - I've had a couple of others [i.e. Ritchey/Victor] since my first set in '94, but I love the reliability
Shimano XT shifters and dérailleurs - again, so reliable
Shimano...
03-02-09, 12:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,877
Posted By pinkrobe

Personal Cycling Data Questionnaire What...

Personal Cycling Data Questionnaire

What type of cycling do you do?
Road, Mountain, Commuting

What information do you rely on while cycling? Mileage, Odometer, Time, Current Speed, Avg. Speed,...
03-02-09, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By pinkrobe

This user is posting here, there and everywhere. ...

This user is posting here, there and everywhere. Expect multiple identical posts soon.
Forum: Commuting
02-23-09, 09:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,468
Posted By pinkrobe

I go to a few in town, so my vote was an average....

I go to a few in town, so my vote was an average. I do almost all my own wrenching, so all I really do is go in and molest new bikes or buy emergency parts.
Bow Cycle - pretty darn good, especially...
02-20-09, 10:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 837
Posted By pinkrobe

Most motorcycles sold here fall into the sport or...

Most motorcycles sold here fall into the sport or cruiser categories. The cruisers typically have a single sealed-beam lamp, with dual filaments for high and low beams. The sport bikes are often...
02-19-09, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 837
Posted By pinkrobe

One thing that bothers me about the use of two...

One thing that bothers me about the use of two [dim] lights on the bars, is the Saturn effect. The Saturn effect [so coined by a physics teacher many moons ago] is the illusion that a vehicle is...
Forum: Commuting
02-19-09, 11:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,540
Posted By pinkrobe

Invisible berm - those things are deadly. Glad...

Invisible berm - those things are deadly. Glad to hear you're okay...
02-19-09, 09:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,091
Posted By pinkrobe

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/
02-19-09, 09:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,032
Posted By pinkrobe

So we can ride them? :rolleyes:

So we can ride them? :rolleyes:
Forum: Commuting
02-19-09, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By pinkrobe

Very fashionable.

Very fashionable.
02-18-09, 01:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,714
Posted By pinkrobe

If I win the lotto, I'm going to go looking for...

If I win the lotto, I'm going to go looking for some forested land off of Hwy 22 and build my brains out. XC for me, FR for the wife and a shack with a wet bar at the bottom. :D
Forum: Commuting
02-18-09, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By pinkrobe

I use the magic gear with vertical dropouts for...

I use the magic gear with vertical dropouts for my SS. What I have found is that anything more than about 1/8" of "stretch" [a misnomer if ever there was one] will allow the chain to drop fairly...
02-17-09, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By pinkrobe

The rule of thumb around here is you give a day...

The rule of thumb around here is you give a day of drying time for every inch of rain that falls. Of course, that varies widely depending on soil types, grade, traffic and vegetation. Some trails...
02-17-09, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By pinkrobe

I'd go test-ride some bikes, figure out the frame...

I'd go test-ride some bikes, figure out the frame I liked the best, then have the shop build me up something. I've done that in the past. Insurance co. says I have $1900 to work with, so I find a...
02-17-09, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By pinkrobe

I wouldn't bother. The time it would take to...

I wouldn't bother. The time it would take to rehab those crusty rides isn't worth it.
02-13-09, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 716
Posted By pinkrobe

I like the challenge inherent to SS riding. ...

I like the challenge inherent to SS riding. There's no sitting and spinning. It's all grunting and swearing with blood shooting out of your eyes and your kneecaps ready to pop off your legs.
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