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Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-07, 08:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,346
Posted By Stubacca

Holy crap I miss US prices. Record hubs with...

Holy crap I miss US prices.

Record hubs with Open Pros sound like they'd be a great match for your riding. I'm running '07 Record hubs, 32-spoke 3X to DT Swiss RR1.1 rims. About 1000km on them so...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-07, 11:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,955
Posted By Stubacca

If you know anyone who's handy with a sewing...

If you know anyone who's handy with a sewing machine, an overlocker, and has some patience...

My wife unpicked the end of the sleeve, unpicked the elastic to remove it, used an overlocker to...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-07, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By Stubacca

I'll put a vote in for the Chrome bag. I've been...

I'll put a vote in for the Chrome bag. I've been using a Chrome Metropolis for about 3 years - fantastic bag, and I'd never go back to a backpack. Never had any issues with it sliding around, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-07, 09:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,634
Posted By Stubacca

Why not? Not enough bling for you?

Why not? Not enough bling for you?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-07, 08:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,319
Posted By Stubacca

You can use a wipperman masterlink on it. I'm not...

You can use a wipperman masterlink on it. I'm not sure about the wisdom of using your current link again on a new chain (if that's what you were asking). I'd expect the masterlink wears at a similar...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-07, 05:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,319
Posted By Stubacca

Running a KMC X10.93 on a Chorus drivetrain....

Running a KMC X10.93 on a Chorus drivetrain. Beautifully quiet, and easy install FTW.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-07, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,502
Posted By Stubacca

I went down a size on my CR1, mostly because of...

I went down a size on my CR1, mostly because of the reasons you mention. I'm 6', 33.5" cycling inseam, went with a L/56cm. Most of the shops locally were trying to put me on an XL, but it just didn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-07, 08:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,119
Posted By Stubacca

Looks really nice. That front brake pad...

Looks really nice.

That front brake pad alignment looks a bit out of whack.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-07, 07:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,557
Posted By Stubacca

This one... ...

This one...

http://www.magicamerican.com/images/gg_images/GGSL2_big.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-07, 07:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,557
Posted By Stubacca

Goo Gone -...

Goo Gone - http://www.magicamerican.com/products_gg.aspx

Just put a bit on the sticker, let it sit for a few minutes, and it'll come right off.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-07, 12:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,082
Posted By Stubacca

rousseau - the wear you're seeing sounds...

rousseau - the wear you're seeing sounds perfectly normal. My rear tyre starts showing a noticeable flattening in profile after about 1500 miles, but I normally get about 2500 miles before replacing...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-07, 12:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,741
Posted By Stubacca

Campy Xenon 10 speed...

Campy Xenon 10 speed (http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=l4048)

I'd go for Xenon if only because it makes it easy to upgrade bits and pieces as you go, since I think the whole Campy range...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-07, 01:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 644
Posted By Stubacca

700x23 no problem. Just keep the pressure up to...

700x23 no problem. Just keep the pressure up to avoid pinch flats - I'm not far off your weight, and run at about 125psi rear / 115psi front.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-07, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,187
Posted By Stubacca

I put a WCS Compact crank on in 2005. Very happy...

I put a WCS Compact crank on in 2005. Very happy with it - stiffer than the 105 it replaced, and works well with the 105 drivetrain on that bike. All the other options at the time required a new...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-07, 12:39 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,927
Posted By Stubacca

Holy crap! Glad you're still in one piece....

Holy crap! Glad you're still in one piece. Amazing nothing was broken in all that!

+1 for the take-a-look mirror. I've been using a different mirror lately (when I use a mirror), since the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-07, 12:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 871
Posted By Stubacca

Dunno what you're supposed to do, but I use 8...

Dunno what you're supposed to do, but I use 8 cogs either way. I can get 34:12 without rubbing, but try not to... 50:27 very noisy, and never used.
Forum: Foo
02-13-07, 12:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 981
Posted By Stubacca

Vietnamese... I love a good phở. Closely...

Vietnamese... I love a good phở.

Closely followed by Thai.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-07, 12:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 871
Posted By Stubacca

You won't lose much on the top end. At 120RPM on...

You won't lose much on the top end. At 120RPM on 700x23 tyres, 52:12 will take you 40.7MPH and 50:12 will take you 39.1MPH. I was cruising down a hill on the weekend at over 42MPH with 50:12.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-07, 10:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,477
Posted By Stubacca

It's not all that weird. As slvoid said, two...

It's not all that weird. As slvoid said, two types of SPD; SPD is the Shimano mountain bike pedal mechanism (2 bolt cleat), and all the Shimano mountain bike shoes will work with them. As far as I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-07, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By Stubacca

Agree with cycle17. Even if you pay the full...

Agree with cycle17. Even if you pay the full $1100... especially if it's 1.5 hours each way.
02-08-07, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By Stubacca

I had the same issues with a set of Avid cantis....

I had the same issues with a set of Avid cantis. I tried everything - the only way I could get rid of the squeal was to use kool stop salmon pads with an unorthodox amount of toe-in (which killed the...
Forum: Foo
02-08-07, 06:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,749
Posted By Stubacca

They're getting amazing popular down under....

They're getting amazing popular down under. People are gradually getting over the whole cork-snobbery thing, and accepting that it's a better closure system. Started with Rieslings, but now they're...
Forum: Foo
02-08-07, 05:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,112
Posted By Stubacca

David Princeton...

David Princeton...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-07, 05:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 647
Posted By Stubacca

I'd probably still expect it to get a bit easier...

I'd probably still expect it to get a bit easier given some more time. Martial arts will give you a great base, but cycling fitness is a very different beast. Give it some time and your legs will get...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-07, 04:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 647
Posted By Stubacca

Limp wristed nancy boy? Hard to tell from here,...

Limp wristed nancy boy? Hard to tell from here, but probably not...

53/42 crankset with a 13-18 freewheel cluster is tall gearing these days. Nice for finding the perfect gear on the flats, not so...
Forum: Foo
02-07-07, 11:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,291
Posted By Stubacca

dang, only one guess left. :) Too much...

dang, only one guess left. :)

Too much pressure...
Forum: Foo
02-07-07, 11:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 904
Posted By Stubacca

My old man is in to cars, and wanted to call me...

My old man is in to cars, and wanted to call me Royce Bentley.

Thanks mum... that was a close one.
Forum: Foo
02-07-07, 11:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 904
Posted By Stubacca

Well, do sit down then Mr Throatwobbler Mangrove....

Well, do sit down then Mr Throatwobbler Mangrove.

Just call me Bruce.
Forum: Foo
02-07-07, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By Stubacca

Heya snowy! I'm good. Been busy with work,...

Heya snowy!

I'm good. Been busy with work, busy with life, but finally some quieter times. This whole repatriation thing takes it out of you!!!!

Prime cycling time on this side of the world -...
Forum: Foo
02-07-07, 09:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 462
Posted By Stubacca

Just harmless technobabble... :D ...

Just harmless technobabble... :D

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turboencabulator
Forum: Foo
02-07-07, 09:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,749
Posted By Stubacca

Methinks you're right. You're tasting the...

Methinks you're right.

You're tasting the wine to make sure it's not off (cork taint (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cork_taint)), not to just check if you like it. Consulting the sommelier is...
Forum: Foo
02-07-07, 09:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 462
Posted By Stubacca

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5125780462...

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5125780462773187994

:D
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-07, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Stubacca

I bought some Open Pro/Ultegras. Have about...

I bought some Open Pro/Ultegras. Have about 2000km on them now. Front is perfect, rear developed a couple of loose spokes early on, but after tightening all is fine.
01-21-07, 11:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By Stubacca

I don't know anything about your current...

I don't know anything about your current crankset, so no idea if there's a way to fix it...

Cranksets don't, for the most part, care what else is in your drivetrain. A crankset sold as part of a...
01-15-07, 12:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By Stubacca

Shortened teeth are typically a design feature to...

Shortened teeth are typically a design feature to assist with upshifts.
Forum: Foo
01-02-07, 12:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By Stubacca

We're really missing the skiing this year. It's...

We're really missing the skiing this year. It's probably the biggest thing we miss about living in Colorado (well, other than our friends :)).

Great weather for riding on this side of the world,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-06, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 470
Posted By Stubacca

Howdy stranger! I haven't come across any...

Howdy stranger!

I haven't come across any 105 9-speed groups lately. I get the feeling you'd be scrambling all over the place to get the parts.

www.probikekit.com has some good deals on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-06, 02:04 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 27,997
Posted By Stubacca

Abuse of the forums? Isn't that up to the...

Abuse of the forums? Isn't that up to the moderators of the forums, and not a member with a chip on their shoulder to decide? For what it's worth, I'm not a poster in any of the motobecane threads...
04-14-06, 11:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 847
Posted By Stubacca

I wouldn't discount the seatpost so quickly. I...

I wouldn't discount the seatpost so quickly. I had exactly the same symptoms on one of my bikes. It definitely sounded like it was coming from the crank area. I did virtually everything you...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-06, 11:51 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 27,997
Posted By Stubacca

Do you ever get tired of regurgitating the same...

Do you ever get tired of regurgitating the same old crap in every thread that mentions Motobecane?
Forum: Foo
04-14-06, 11:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 524
Posted By Stubacca

Thanks snowy! We're both really happy, but...

Thanks snowy! We're both really happy, but really sad to leave too. And not just because bike stuff is so much cheaper here ;). It's been a fun 4 years in Denver.

Don't worry... I'll still be...
Forum: Foo
04-14-06, 11:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 524
Posted By Stubacca

Happy Friday!!! This week has been long,...

Happy Friday!!!

This week has been long, hard, exhausting, and exciting.

I got sorta headhunted for a job back in Australia. Had to make a very quick decision, but it looks like we're heading...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-06, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7,983
Views: 260,728
Posted By Stubacca

If you're gonna be a w@nker, use both hands. ...

If you're gonna be a w@nker, use both hands. Carbon/ti frame with an Army paint scheme. Oh, yeah.
Forum: Foo
04-12-06, 07:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 561
Posted By Stubacca

Happy birthday, snowy!!!!:bday: :beer: So sad...

Happy birthday, snowy!!!!:bday: :beer:
So sad about your ankle - birthday rides are the bestest! ;)

Have a great night at Maggiano's - that place rocks.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-06, 09:53 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,617
Posted By Stubacca

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ozstubacca/...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ozstubacca/Smileys/deadhorse.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ozstubacca/Smileys/end.gif
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-06, 11:53 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,617
Posted By Stubacca

http://www.motobecane.com/lec_geometry.html ...

http://www.motobecane.com/lec_geometry.html

56cm has a 56cm top tube.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-06, 11:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 916
Posted By Stubacca

thanks for the heads up! oh yeah, and it's...

thanks for the heads up!

oh yeah, and it's 'sydney'. You're lucky he's not here - he always used to get a bit peeved at people spelling his username incorrectly... carpet smoker ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-06, 04:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,791
Posted By Stubacca

R800 uses the CAAD8 frame, which has quite...

R800 uses the CAAD8 frame, which has quite agressive geometry - think 'road racing'. A couple of years ago it was the Tour de France frame, until the Six13 took over that role (Six13 has the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-06, 04:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,486
Posted By Stubacca

Bit of an over-generalisation there. There are...

Bit of an over-generalisation there. There are plenty of rims out there that can be used in place of an Open Pro to build a good wheelset (e.g. DT Swiss R1.1, Velocity Aerohead).

But yeah, I'd go...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-06, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By Stubacca

There's a thread for this...

There's a thread for this (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=159840). :D 20% codes seem to have gone the way of the dodo, but 10% codes are usually out there.
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