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04-12-10, 08:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,184
Posted By threeflys

since the majority of us don't race UCI, it...

since the majority of us don't race UCI, it really wouldn't matter....
04-10-10, 10:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,021
Posted By threeflys

So I talked with Paul Sadof of Rock Lobster again...

So I talked with Paul Sadof of Rock Lobster again this year at the San Diego Custom Bike Show and his personality and knowledge is just amazing... He had 5 bikes on display and all were beautiful......
03-29-10, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,119
Posted By threeflys

I think a cross bike is head and shoulders above...

I think a cross bike is head and shoulders above a "road" (modern racer) bike for long rides/tours... The reason is a lot of cross bikes are designed a bit more relaxed with a little longer head...
03-24-10, 08:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 780
Posted By threeflys

My favorite is Poway Sushi Lounge in Poway (go...

My favorite is Poway Sushi Lounge in Poway (go figure), this is actually where a lot of the Chargers and Padres go and I'm guessing they could afford a lot better sushi than me...

The other place...
03-22-10, 09:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,021
Posted By threeflys

I'm sure the Co-Motion is a very nice bike, that...

I'm sure the Co-Motion is a very nice bike, that wasn't my point...

My point is this: How many cross bikes does Co-Motion build that are raced? I'm not saying they're not out there, but I've never...
03-21-10, 09:03 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 138,046
Posted By threeflys

Here is my Litespeed Xicon with Chorus 11sp ...

Here is my Litespeed Xicon with Chorus 11sp

http://threeflys.smugmug.com/Sports/Cycling/IMG2273/813630081_Nkfxa-XL.jpg
03-20-10, 11:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,021
Posted By threeflys

sounds like you need the Rock Lobster then... ;)...

sounds like you need the Rock Lobster then... ;)

Enjoy! I've talked with Paul the builder and he is truly a joy to deal with!

Chris
03-20-10, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,694
Posted By threeflys

yes, the bb drop is how much lower the bb is than...

yes, the bb drop is how much lower the bb is than the rear dropout or wheel center, so the Fisher is indeed a higher bb than the Salsa... (not sure what I was looking at)

lower bb's seem to be the...
03-20-10, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,694
Posted By threeflys

BB drop on the Salsa is 65mm for most of the...

BB drop on the Salsa is 65mm for most of the sizes and 68 for the smaller ones... The Fisher is 64 to 60mm... a lower drop will mean a lower bb...

The Salsa looks to have a higher bb, which is...
03-20-10, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,021
Posted By threeflys

Jake, The steel bike will be a little heavier,...

Jake,
The steel bike will be a little heavier, but don't let that deter you if you want the Co-Motion...

As far as being competitive and beating on the bike... I find it VERY hard to believe most...
03-19-10, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,021
Posted By threeflys

No doubt both materials can break, but there's a...

No doubt both materials can break, but there's a reason until just a year or two ago Aluminum was the choice for just about any facet of cross... Now most of the big boys are on carbon...
03-19-10, 02:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,021
Posted By threeflys

Here's my .02 from racing a bit of cross last...

Here's my .02 from racing a bit of cross last year...

Of those two, I easily go with Rock Lobster hands down... Nothing bad about Co-Motion, in fact my steel bike might come from them...

But,...
03-14-10, 05:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,233
Posted By threeflys

it was a bit windy out there wasn't it? I only...

it was a bit windy out there wasn't it? I only did the half, so it was pretty good on the way back from Lompoc... The best was the chicken and the egg riding the tandem!
08-18-09, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By threeflys

I've talked to Paul at length and am convinced...

I've talked to Paul at length and am convinced you can't go wrong with a RL....
08-14-09, 08:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,334
Posted By threeflys

I do this with this bike and haven't had any...

I do this with this bike and haven't had any issues...
08-14-09, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 921
Posted By threeflys

I guess that would work... personally, I've...

I guess that would work... personally, I've never seen the need for 1x9s.... maybe it's becuase I know I'll be blowing up and need that 34/27 gear towards the end of the ride/race. ;) I just don't...
08-13-09, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 921
Posted By threeflys

What's your small ring? I'm guessing a 34 if it's...

What's your small ring? I'm guessing a 34 if it's a compact... if that's the case, you'll be wanting a much bigger gear if you're doing any kind of flat riding.... Why do you want to take your outer...
08-13-09, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 921
Posted By threeflys

pretty much ALL cross bikes use a compact of some...

pretty much ALL cross bikes use a compact of some sort... Most are sold with a 50/34, but you may find a lot of the racers have gone down to a 46 for thier big ring...
08-13-09, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By threeflys

glad you found a good place for you, I've always...

glad you found a good place for you, I've always liked UC... really nice guys. My advice is if they gave you good service and you like them, stick with them and build that relationship... you may...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-09, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By threeflys

Lake CX330's..... MUCH better than my Sidi Genius...

Lake CX330's..... MUCH better than my Sidi Genius 5.5's I had... If you have a local Trek store, that's where I got mine... If not:
http://www.coloradocyclist.com/product/item/LAKZAQFH
08-06-09, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By threeflys

The Oceanside race is called "Storm the Beach",...

The Oceanside race is called "Storm the Beach", so guess what that surface is? :)

There is a new race in San Diego this year that is run in Florida Canton in Balboa park and will finish on the San...
08-05-09, 09:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,928
Posted By threeflys

Talking tires after reading the Brandt article...

Talking tires after reading the Brandt article above (thanks!), I recommend taking a look at these..
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08-03-09, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By threeflys

I bet Ron at Rose Canyon Cycles can fix your...

I bet Ron at Rose Canyon Cycles can fix your wheel... (been building wheels for something like 30 yrs...) Anyway, he built my bike and I couldn't be happier. His shop is the one on the service next...
08-01-09, 10:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,060
Posted By threeflys

All, I know this is an OLD thread, but I just...

All,
I know this is an OLD thread, but I just wanted to comment I stopped by and checked out this shop today... AWESOME! Banning was really nice and the shop had one of the coolest vibes I felt for...
07-28-09, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By threeflys

I get that feeling most days as well! :D The...

I get that feeling most days as well! :D The last time I rode that route, it was windy heading north... Not sure of going south in the afternoon as we took the train back! :eek:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-09, 01:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,134
Posted By threeflys

I didn't read all the posts, so this may have...

I didn't read all the posts, so this may have already been mentioned... I've seen a lot of SRAM owners buying Shimano cassettes/chains/cables to make their setup shift better....

I just got a new...
07-05-09, 11:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,976
Posted By threeflys

I didn't see any at the dropouts....

I didn't see any at the dropouts....
07-05-09, 07:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,976
Posted By threeflys

umm, unless I missed it, I didn't see rack mounts...

umm, unless I missed it, I didn't see rack mounts on the pedal force...
07-05-09, 04:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,976
Posted By threeflys

you know you can put a rack on any bike using...

you know you can put a rack on any bike using p-clamps, right? You don't need rack mounts specifically...
http://www.rivbike.com/products/list/bags_and_racks?a=1&page=all#product=20-016...
07-05-09, 01:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,069
Posted By threeflys

Just make sure the Giant fits you... I had an...

Just make sure the Giant fits you... I had an '07 Giant TCX 0 and found to to have an extemely long top tube for the size (medium with a 55.5cm tt), I ended up selling it... Just curious, have you...
07-05-09, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 993
Posted By threeflys

Soma would be fine assuming they've fixed that...

Soma would be fine assuming they've fixed that issue with the Double Cross's cracking, but for the budget you've got I'd be all over a Gunnar Cross Hairs... BTW-Gunnars are made in the Waterford...
07-05-09, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 909
Posted By threeflys

if you can't commit to Palomar or can't get out...

if you can't commit to Palomar or can't get out of downtown, give Mt. Soledad in La Jolla a look... some of the best views in San Diego once you past the 18% grades....
07-04-09, 11:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 33,528
Posted By threeflys

Riding 28s or 32s at anything close to 100psi is...

Riding 28s or 32s at anything close to 100psi is counter productive... The while point of getting a bigger tire is so you can run much lower pressure... I have a Rivendell that I run 33s on with...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-09, 10:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,003
Posted By threeflys

My wife just got me the Garmin Irish Champion's...

My wife just got me the Garmin Irish Champion's jersey of Dan Martin for father's day... I say get it and wear it with pride!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-09, 10:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By threeflys

The 305 has been shutting off intermittently for...

The 305 has been shutting off intermittently for a few months now and got real bad the last week... I could send it back, but it seems like it would be cheaper to in the long run to buy the ROX 9...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-09, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By threeflys

Sigma ROX 9.0 computer

Anyone have one? I did a search and found some posts about when it first came out, but not much since... My Edge 305 has shut off on me for the last time (twice in the first 6 miles on my last ride,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-09, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,024
Posted By threeflys

thought I'd give the red a try.... I got the tape...

thought I'd give the red a try.... I got the tape 1/2 price and the saddle (Regal with Ti rails) for song, so I figured "Why Not?"

Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-09, 09:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,024
Posted By threeflys

Thanks, the picture actually makes it look worse...

Thanks, the picture actually makes it look worse than it is... Once I get a bit for flexibility, I might even flip the stem ;)

Chris
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-09, 09:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,024
Posted By threeflys

CS-20 with a weird raw finish... no clearcoat. At...

CS-20 with a weird raw finish... no clearcoat. At first I thought it was a factory mistake, but after calling Alpha-Q and doing some research I guess that's just what they do on this bike...

...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-09, 09:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,024
Posted By threeflys

So, it's finally done! The build is as follows:...

So, it's finally done! The build is as follows: Full Campy Chorus 11sp, 3T Ergonova bars, FSA stem, San Marco Regal saddle in red, DT Swiss 240 hubs hand laced to RR1.1 rims, currently Gatorskin...
06-14-09, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By threeflys

salsa....

salsa....
06-10-09, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 2,690,706
Posted By threeflys

Sweet Poprad, I've always loved those!

Sweet Poprad, I've always loved those!
06-09-09, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By threeflys

hard to go wrong with a set Mavic Open Pros with...

hard to go wrong with a set Mavic Open Pros with whatever hub you want laced into it. I have a set with Ultegra hubs that I got for around $300 from Bicycle Wheel Warehouse...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-09, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,024
Posted By threeflys

thanks all! I'll post pics when it's built!

thanks all! I'll post pics when it's built!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-09, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,024
Posted By threeflys

From a local shop here in San Diego, might not...

From a local shop here in San Diego, might not have gotten as good a deal as some of the euro online places but I know I'll get great service after the fact.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-09, 03:08 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,319
Posted By threeflys

makes sense... at this point I'm drinking mostly...

makes sense... at this point I'm drinking mostly water or maybe an electrolyte replacement drink...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-09, 01:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,319
Posted By threeflys

I could see where that might be important in a...

I could see where that might be important in a race, I guess... I just drink until it's gone and then switch to my other bottle, but I don't race at this point so...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-09, 01:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,319
Posted By threeflys

What advantage is there to having a clear bottle?...

What advantage is there to having a clear bottle? not arguing, just wondering as I really don't know... :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-09, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,024
Posted By threeflys

Mmmmm, Salsa...

So, I finally made a quasi decison and bought a new frame. I call it a quasi decision because I was having a hard time deciding between steel, Ti, carbon etc... I finally decided to get something...
06-05-09, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 2,690,706
Posted By threeflys

It rides great! I actually have a NOS '08 Campeon...

It rides great! I actually have a NOS '08 Campeon (their scandium road bike) I'm going to pickup tommorrow and have built up with Chorus 11 speed. Most of my miles on the Las Cruces have been...
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