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01-14-13, 08:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,119
Posted By milnerpt

Lots of responses... and I thank you for that! ...

Lots of responses... and I thank you for that!

Considering I dont want to run up a big electric bill, I think Ill look something more along the lines of a fan to direct on the bike(s) for a few...
01-13-13, 11:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,119
Posted By milnerpt

Workshop/garage heating and humidity solutions?

A few threads came up with a 'garage' search regarding options and ideas of a garage setup. Some good pictures, some conversation of peg board vs cabinets. However I am curious if anyone else has...
01-04-13, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By milnerpt

Ive also been told that the AVID OEM pads are...

Ive also been told that the AVID OEM pads are just re-badged pads made by the same manufacturer that sells them as unbranded ones. Is your experience that the OEM Avids are that much better than...
01-01-13, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By milnerpt

Chinese disc pads?

Anyone have any experience with the knock off brake pads they make overseas and sell via amazon or ebay compared to the OEM ones?

Seems to me like some of the products (LED lights, tire...
10-27-12, 10:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,537
Posted By milnerpt

2 sets carbon wheels, 3 cross seasons of mud and...

2 sets carbon wheels, 3 cross seasons of mud and sand in the pacific NW. 1 set trashed. Other ones I only use on the road now. Teammate trashed his too.... eventually wore through the brake...
08-02-12, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By milnerpt

Whats busted on the arm? I stripped out the...

Whats busted on the arm? I stripped out the fixing bolt, and got a 5$ replacement off universal cycles.

If its stripped pedal threads, a helicoil may work.

Otherwise, I would wait and watch...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-12, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,030
Posted By milnerpt

Several chiming in on the blue reynolds ones.......

Several chiming in on the blue reynolds ones.... Ive ridden reynolds and neuvation tubulars on yellow swiss stops, corks, and koolstop carbon compounds. Nothing spectacular on them.... dont brake as...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-12, 11:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,235
Posted By milnerpt

Scott addict seatmast toppers

I picked up a used Scott addict RC highroad frame on ebay a year ago (2009 frame?)

Luckily it came with a ritchey stubby seatpost/mast topper... but it seems its an oddball 30.25 clamp size. Im...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-12, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By milnerpt

Woman who fit you wat probably Kari Studley. ...

Woman who fit you wat probably Kari Studley. Never heard her talk about fittings, but I would trust her... as a PT AND a high level racer....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-12, 07:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,898
Posted By milnerpt

i have all sorts of bottles, including camelback....

i have all sorts of bottles, including camelback. I use NUUN and other fizzy type tabs. stuff will leak if I pop in a tab and seal it off.... gotta let the fizz pressure out first before closing...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-12, 10:32 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,501
Posted By milnerpt

Back to the intent of the OP's post: If we...

Back to the intent of the OP's post:

If we are talking about a budget of 250-300 from bikes direct, you have to realize there is going to be a small amount of assembly (pedals, stem adjustment,...
04-29-12, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 691,141
Posted By milnerpt

Matt: I wasnt out there this weekend, but...

Matt:

I wasnt out there this weekend, but heard about the messy riders. Someone who I know said someone was trying to advance on the shoulder and hit too much gravel for one of the crashes.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-12, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,010
Posted By milnerpt

for a buck Id use it for errands around town and...

for a buck Id use it for errands around town and not have to carry a lock!
04-25-12, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,294
Posted By milnerpt

For future thread searches - I figued to try to...

For future thread searches - I figued to try to salvage it. I bought the non-drive for 10 an the drive side for 10... and figured I woud be paying quite a bit more for a replacement.I ended up using...
04-23-12, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By milnerpt

the cleats kinda have a break in period.also, you...

the cleats kinda have a break in period.also, you have to make sure not to overtighten the cleat bolts, as it can affect the C clip's ability to move and allow for proper entry and exit of the pedal
04-23-12, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,294
Posted By milnerpt

Considering they were two separate auctions, I...

Considering they were two separate auctions, I wonder if he did it to still sell the crank spider.... as there really isnt anything wrong with it. If he sold them together, I could have returned it...
04-23-12, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,294
Posted By milnerpt

They are 6600 crankarms. I know octalink uses...

They are 6600 crankarms. I know octalink uses splines, maybe I am using the wrong term.... they are more 'teeth' than splines?

I did already send a message to the seller and am fairly certain an...
04-23-12, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,294
Posted By milnerpt

Shimano crank arm spline damage?

So I bought a crankset off ebay (I know... my first mistake). The seller actually was selling the drive and nondrive crankarms separately, but I won both. They are shimano Ultegra 6600 (not SL).
...
04-23-12, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,556
Posted By milnerpt

My rule of thumb is when passing, make sure there...

My rule of thumb is when passing, make sure there is absolutely no question that you are out of the draft.

That being said, driving home from the TT in a stage race this weekend, watched a P1/2...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-12, 09:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,309
Posted By milnerpt

1) how the heck tall are you? 2) What...

1) how the heck tall are you?

2) What 'equation' did you use to match your crankarm length with your inseam?

3) how much will you sell the 200mm cranks once you switch to something that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-12, 10:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,313
Posted By milnerpt

maybe she means what we call 'flexy'?

maybe she means what we call 'flexy'?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-12, 08:57 AM
04-06-12, 02:09 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,943
Posted By milnerpt

As for those who say "oh, Id be riding on the...

As for those who say "oh, Id be riding on the sidewalk!" or "thats a death trap, I would avoid it!"....It seems you likely have not ridden around the country much. I think its more important to...
04-06-12, 02:02 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,943
Posted By milnerpt

Pfft. Sharrows? All they do is serve as a...

Pfft. Sharrows? All they do is serve as a reminder of what the cars should be doing already. A sharrow or lack of sharrow doesnt do any more for this bridge than a sign that says "bikes on...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-12, 09:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,766
Posted By milnerpt

"Why is it that many bike fitters does not...

"Why is it that many bike fitters does not know...outer feet and knee problems....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-12, 01:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,278
Posted By milnerpt

A few things as I have a 2008 Fuji TEAM, but was...

A few things as I have a 2008 Fuji TEAM, but was looking at a pro at the time....

First off- the frame. From what I remember, the TEAM and TEAM PRO were the same frame, but different carbon C4...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-12, 01:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,979
Posted By milnerpt

Bicycling only gave it a 4.5/5? Thats basically...

Bicycling only gave it a 4.5/5? Thats basically like an F grade from them... they love it all.

We hae a local team who races them... an most riders like them... its a black and green one, pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-12, 09:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,726
Posted By milnerpt

3-5mm functional LL discrepency? hah. that...

3-5mm functional LL discrepency? hah.

that is way within the margin of error for measuring that (which should be taken from navel to malleolus). Heck, you have a bigger quad on one side, that...
03-26-12, 09:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,264
Posted By milnerpt

2 years ago I could count on one hand the amount...

2 years ago I could count on one hand the amount of carbon CX bikes at our races (of 300 racers or so?)

last year probably 30% of the cat1, 2, 3 had carbon.

Next year Ill assume more.
...
03-26-12, 09:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,978
Posted By milnerpt

i worked throughout Snohomish county. It may be...

i worked throughout Snohomish county. It may be a little close minded, but here is my take:

Living in Mukilteo.... maybe better if you have a family and wat to live 'in town' as well as a short...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-12, 09:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 758
Posted By milnerpt

you can get an entry TT bike for less if you are...

you can get an entry TT bike for less if you are patient.

I got a Ridley Cheetah with full Rival for I think it was 700 shipped by CC.

I see them occasionally on bonktown for about a grand.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-12, 04:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,701
Posted By milnerpt

Got several boxes of gu for 33 cents at...

Got several boxes of gu for 33 cents at performance last year.

recently bought Xmas flavored ones from REI for 43 cents a piece.

deals pop up randomly, you just have to sit on a reserve till...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-12, 05:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,620
Posted By milnerpt

Im not arguing that FSA brakesets are vastly...

Im not arguing that FSA brakesets are vastly inferior to shimano.... just that when you are looking at "economical bike builds" it often means that its a mix n match of lower cost components. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-12, 05:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,620
Posted By milnerpt

I dont get it. 1100 for a carbon bike with...

I dont get it. 1100 for a carbon bike with tiagra/105 mix with crappy brakes/other items on it.

You can get a full 105 nice Al bike on clearance from CC for less, or a full carbon Fuji from...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-12, 05:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,762
Posted By milnerpt

i recently got some knock off jawbones. it wasnt...

i recently got some knock off jawbones. it wasnt really obvious. I figured it wouldnt be a problem getting refunded from ebay by disputing it as a counterfeit. problem is you have to pay return...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-12, 08:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,911
Posted By milnerpt

Congrats! I think you may be better recieved in...

Congrats! I think you may be better recieved in the touring forum.

as far as the preparation of the tour, my fiancee and I rode 1300 miles on the pacific coast trail with occasional recreational...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-12, 06:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,988
Posted By milnerpt

I had that 'ice feeling' initially. 4 years...

I had that 'ice feeling' initially. 4 years later still n Speedplay (switched X to light action).

I tried at one point to switch to shimano... no deal.

I have never inadvertantly unclipped...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-12, 07:20 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 15,930
Posted By milnerpt

again... this frame does scream fake. ...

again... this frame does scream fake. Seriously.... bikes direct, my fuji, scattante's at performance, my fiancee's mongoose bosberg.... all of them look much more refined than this thing. Even...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-12, 11:09 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 15,930
Posted By milnerpt

So I am assuming a little, but I think I found...

So I am assuming a little, but I think I found the guy's cevelo dealer. Im pretty certain he did order it online. Shipping was a bit high, but he saved quite a bit off MSRP.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-12, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By milnerpt

I HAVE the 09 Fuji Team. Got it from...

I HAVE the 09 Fuji Team. Got it from performance a few years back. Its my rain bike now. I think it came with 105 shifters/derailleurs and tektro brakes, gossamer cranks, and aksium wheels.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-12, 10:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,272
Posted By milnerpt

I dremel out speedplay bolts as well as stripped...

I dremel out speedplay bolts as well as stripped brake pad bolts....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-12, 04:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,280
Posted By milnerpt

Just because SRAM doesnt cater specifically to...

Just because SRAM doesnt cater specifically to you (looking for electronic and 11 speed shifting) doesnt mean they havent created their own niche and place in the market.

They seem to have the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-12, 04:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,272
Posted By milnerpt

"It is recommended that X Cleats be replaced at...

"It is recommended that X Cleats be replaced at least every 3000-5000 miles of use or whenever
the parts show visible wear."

My cleats show visible wear much sooner than 3000-5000 miles. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-12, 09:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,269
Posted By milnerpt

Ive raced mine 2 years and actually noticed the...

Ive raced mine 2 years and actually noticed the rear hangar alignment may be a slight touch off (the rear wheel isnt perfectly centered.... but not to much that I notice it riding)

I like the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-12, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By milnerpt

I had same issue as poster 2. If you dont glue...

I had same issue as poster 2. If you dont glue the valve perfectly perpendicular, it will knock against the valvehole in the rim. I used a little electrical tape around the hole there, took it...
01-19-12, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,709
Posted By milnerpt

got it out. Just had to tap them out from the...

got it out. Just had to tap them out from the inside, as I couldnt really get any leverage to pull them out. They seem a little difficult to adjust the tilt while the saddle is on the bike, as just...
01-19-12, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,709
Posted By milnerpt

Thanks.... yea, those wedges arent moving... ill...

Thanks.... yea, those wedges arent moving... ill try what you said and try tapping them to see if it loosens them up....
01-19-12, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,709
Posted By milnerpt

Sworks Seatpost tilt adjustment

So I got a used Sworks Tarmac that came with the OEM seatpost (one of the zertz ones). The bike is for my fiancee.... Im one just to put a Thomson seatpost on and never look back, but she wants this...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-11, 05:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,411
Posted By milnerpt

It may be different circumstances, but when the...

It may be different circumstances, but when the Ironhorse brand was purchased, I sure as heck didnt get ant frame warranty support. They washed their hands of all of us with cracked rear triangles....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-11, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By milnerpt

I throw a towel under the rear roller.....

I throw a towel under the rear roller.....
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