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10-21-10, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,711
Posted By Captain Jake

Thanks I don't know that I need one but that is a...

Thanks I don't know that I need one but that is a really cool solution to the issue.
10-20-10, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,711
Posted By Captain Jake

I'm alright using the goofy seat tube wheel, I...

I'm alright using the goofy seat tube wheel, I just feel like there should be a top pull road derailleur available so we aren't stuck running cables on the downtube or configuring some weird setup to...
10-20-10, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 994
Posted By Captain Jake

Voodoo makes a monstercross bike called the...

Voodoo makes a monstercross bike called the Nakisi, It might be what you are looking for, although it's a 26" bike at the moment and I think available only as a frameset.
10-19-10, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,711
Posted By Captain Jake

Top pull front derailleur

Does a top pull road derailleur exist, and if not why not? My Zydeco runs the cables on the top tube and the front derailleur cable has to go around a goofy wheel fastened to the seat tube to work...
08-03-10, 11:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 22,234
Posted By Captain Jake

I say go with the crux simply because it is...

I say go with the crux simply because it is designed to be a race frame and the Crux carbon is just a renamed Tricross which has a more urban oriented geometry. On that note the nice Cannondale...
07-14-10, 08:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,287
Posted By Captain Jake

It's actually a 2010 Redline Conquest Pro not a...

It's actually a 2010 Redline Conquest Pro not a 2009.
07-14-10, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 643
Posted By Captain Jake

Definitely worth a shot, I don't think there is...

Definitely worth a shot, I don't think there is any way to truly know until you try it, if your really into racing give the tubulars a shot, if you don't like it sell em on E-bay, if you love them...
07-14-10, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,287
Posted By Captain Jake

The Raleigh is Matte Green with Red Panels on it...

The Raleigh is Matte Green with Red Panels on it and a yellow star on the chainstays and 2 on the top of the top tube, to make it look like a red army bike.
07-14-10, 03:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,287
Posted By Captain Jake

Raleigh is going to release it's 2011 RX 1.0 next...

Raleigh is going to release it's 2011 RX 1.0 next week, it's equipped with 105, and retails for $1425, it has a fairly racy geometry but has all the braze-ons for racks and fenders and 2 water bottle...
07-11-10, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,564
Posted By Captain Jake

Aluminum as a material is more supple, however as...

Aluminum as a material is more supple, however as a bike material it is best utilized in very larger very thin tubes, resulting in a stiffer frame. Steel doesn't have the necessary properties to...
07-02-10, 10:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,103
Posted By Captain Jake

That is a very beautiful bike, the Polyvalant has...

That is a very beautiful bike, the Polyvalant has really piqued my interest though and really want to see that through.
06-23-10, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,103
Posted By Captain Jake

I like the MTB idea a lot, but I think I already...

I like the MTB idea a lot, but I think I already have myself sold on the Polyvalent, I'm real curious about the 650b setup, and the bike has a beautiful look to it.
06-21-10, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,103
Posted By Captain Jake

Thanks that was exactly what I was looking for,...

Thanks that was exactly what I was looking for, and I think you lead me to the Polyvalent, I plan on using it for city riding, and I don't plan on needing downtube shifters as I plan on using it as a...
06-20-10, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,103
Posted By Captain Jake

Not really what I was hoping to do, I would...

Not really what I was hoping to do, I would really like a very nice looking very versatile bike, my immediate plans are to go on long casual rides with it and some commuting. A lot of the reason I'm...
06-20-10, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,103
Posted By Captain Jake

I think it's a business for them that they...

I think it's a business for them that they started about a year and a half ago, I don't think you could financially support offering frames as a hobby. For me I have a bunch of bikes already and I'm...
06-20-10, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,103
Posted By Captain Jake

Surly Cross Check, Bridgeston XO-1, Handsome Devil

I currently have a specialized Tricross Singlecross, which I like very much, but I'm building up a nice cross bike and never really use the Singlecross much on trails. I was hoping to build up as an...
05-14-10, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By Captain Jake

cannondale's caad9 frame is excellent for racing...

cannondale's caad9 frame is excellent for racing as is the scott cx, it has some short chainstays for a cross bike.
05-13-10, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,279
Posted By Captain Jake

I know the question isn't as important as it once...

I know the question isn't as important as it once was, but it will remain virtually unchanged component wise. it will be green and red like the chinese flag, it can be seen if you ;ook up 2011 RX1.0....
04-26-10, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 995
Posted By Captain Jake

The San Jose is a sweet cross bike, but is far...

The San Jose is a sweet cross bike, but is far from the most ideal mountain bike. The Specialized Tricross is probably the best bet, really solid frame, the entry model is sold with smooth tires...
04-26-10, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,279
Posted By Captain Jake

My understanding is that there won't be any major...

My understanding is that there won't be any major changes, maybe some minor changes and the paint is going to change. Redline has the Conquest Pro on clearance so I would go check your local bike...
04-11-10, 11:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,890
Posted By Captain Jake

Trust me, you have me convinced. Save a little...

Trust me, you have me convinced. Save a little more and I'll be ordering a frame. Thanks for your info on Paul Sadof again.
04-09-10, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,024
Posted By Captain Jake

Kind of like the other poster said, Cross bikes...

Kind of like the other poster said, Cross bikes are built a lot like road bikes, although they make the wheel base a bit longer for stability and tire clearance and the BB a bit higher. Cross bikes...
04-08-10, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 972
Posted By Captain Jake

My favorite thing is a backpack made by Banjo...

My favorite thing is a backpack made by Banjo Brothers. (http://www.banjobrothers.com/products/01150.php) It is made to sit low so as not to get in the way of your sight, it has a reflective stripe...
04-08-10, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,224
Posted By Captain Jake

Beyond that Specialized is a huge name, second...

Beyond that Specialized is a huge name, second only to Trek as far general knowledge about the company goes. Specialized as a company gets a lot more respect than Fuji, there is no two ways about...
04-06-10, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 956
Posted By Captain Jake

The JST is definitely too big, I'm 5' 11'' with a...

The JST is definitely too big, I'm 5' 11'' with a 32" inseam and I ride a 54.
04-06-10, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 956
Posted By Captain Jake

As long as your not too much closer to riding a...

As long as your not too much closer to riding a 54 than a 58 you should be able to put on a stem that's 20 mil shorter than the current one and the reach would be exactly the same as a 56. The Kona...
04-06-10, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By Captain Jake

Has anyone used leather bar tape and have any...

Has anyone used leather bar tape and have any opinions on it?
04-06-10, 11:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,702
Posted By Captain Jake

Agree about the compact compared to the triple,...

Agree about the compact compared to the triple, the shifting is so much better with the compact, beyond that with a fairly large tooth big ring cassette you really don't lose much from a triple, you...
04-04-10, 10:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By Captain Jake

WTB makes a really decent platform pedal, the...

WTB makes a really decent platform pedal, the momentum. It's fairly light and has a grease opening so the bearings are easy to maintain. All City also makes a double toe clip and double leather...
04-04-10, 12:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,702
Posted By Captain Jake

The Raleigh RX 1.0 is a $1400 Rival equipped bike...

The Raleigh RX 1.0 is a $1400 Rival equipped bike with a Easton EC70 cross fork. The frame is pretty decent too, and they had a limited release of the SS version of it. I don't think there is a...
04-03-10, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,224
Posted By Captain Jake

I think the Specialized is a bit better value, it...

I think the Specialized is a bit better value, it has a better wheel set, and I believe the frame and fork are one of the best out there. That being said the Specialized has a more relaxed geometry...
03-29-10, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,024
Posted By Captain Jake

Road bikes are lighter and faster, they have more...

Road bikes are lighter and faster, they have more precise handling which makes them capable of tight situations, but also twitchy. For longer rides they have you in a more aggressive position,...
03-24-10, 02:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,890
Posted By Captain Jake

There is definitely a difference in quality...

There is definitely a difference in quality between Taiwanese bikes and American bikes, you can see it if look look at an American made Cannondale and a Taiwanese one, in which they have both welders...
03-21-10, 11:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,890
Posted By Captain Jake

I'm definitely going with the Rock Lobster, you...

I'm definitely going with the Rock Lobster, you helped make coming to these forums an excellent experience.
03-21-10, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,261
Posted By Captain Jake

It sounds like it's the bike you're looking for,...

It sounds like it's the bike you're looking for, it's on the racier side as far as cross bikes go, but still not as aggressive as a road bike. It would be great to do light off road riding in, and...
03-20-10, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,261
Posted By Captain Jake

The Caad9 is as advanced as they come, I'm not...

The Caad9 is as advanced as they come, I'm not sure what the exact weight is but the 9s are lighter and stiffer than the 8s although a cross bike will still be a bit heavier than a road. As far as...
03-20-10, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,890
Posted By Captain Jake

First off thanks a bunch on the information. ...

First off thanks a bunch on the information. You've got me convinced to not worry about aluminum. As far as going with the frame, the Rock Lobster has a claimed weight a pound less than the Salsa,...
03-20-10, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,890
Posted By Captain Jake

Any idea what the weight difference between the...

Any idea what the weight difference between the two frames? I don't anticipate ever becoming a top end rider so I'm not sure I need the fastest frame available, but at the same time I definitely...
03-18-10, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,890
Posted By Captain Jake

Once again, thanks a bunch, you've really made...

Once again, thanks a bunch, you've really made the choice a lot easier to make.
03-17-10, 02:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,890
Posted By Captain Jake

I've seen a couple of co-motion bikes before...

I've seen a couple of co-motion bikes before because the shop I work at is a dealer, it's awesome to hear from somebody that has actually been to the shop and met the guys that worked there though. ...
03-14-10, 02:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,890
Posted By Captain Jake

Co-Motion Demon or Rock Lobster Scandium

I'm planning on building a bike up around the frame and using it for cyclocross racing and road riding. I am torn between these two frames, the Demon is made of Reynolds 853 which should make it...
03-09-10, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By Captain Jake

I was hoping to build the bike to be suitable for...

I was hoping to build the bike to be suitable for touring and therefor have a triple crank in the front. From the sounds of it I'll have to get a long cage derailleur. Thanks for the information.
03-08-10, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By Captain Jake

Campagnolo compatibility

I was thinking of building a cyclocross bike with campy components, and was wondering if I would be able to use the Centaur shifters with one of the 11 speed rear derailleurs so I could use one of...
03-08-10, 02:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,807
Posted By Captain Jake

Does anyone have any idea what the internals for...

Does anyone have any idea what the internals for Centaur are like? I know prior to the 11 speed Veloce and Centaur had different internals than everything above it, and I believe they changed it for...
03-07-10, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,814
Posted By Captain Jake

I'm going to agree with the response on...

I'm going to agree with the response on singlespeeds. They aren't the fastest bikes around, but they can really take a beating. If all of your distances are relatively short you generally don't...
02-27-10, 06:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 412
Posted By Captain Jake

Raleigh RX 1.0

I've been thinking about getting one because it is what seems like a killer deal on the bike. But I want to get a frame that is worth building up as well, a high quality frame. So I was wondering...
02-23-10, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By Captain Jake

Thanks for all the responses, this makes me far...

Thanks for all the responses, this makes me far more confident in a fairly lightweight wheelset.
02-23-10, 08:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 774
Posted By Captain Jake

The 10 speed systems are better performance, but...

The 10 speed systems are better performance, but they aren't really more effective. If spend a ton of time on the bike and just want the best thing you can get than 10 speed or 11 speed is the way...
02-23-10, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By Captain Jake

Building Cyclocross Wheelset

I was hoping to build a set of Velocity Aerohead rims to a set of White Industry H3 hubs, but especially the rims a are more of a lightweight road rim and I'm not sure they are tough enough to stand...
10-09-09, 12:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,208
Posted By Captain Jake

What shop is it and where exactly?

What shop is it and where exactly?
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