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Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,185
Posted By the beef

How to build a really awesome hybrid

I'm a recovering roadie. Growing up in the suburbs, had multiple road bikes, single speeds, cyclocross bikes, etc., most of which I grew bored of quickly. I was constantly upgrading and optimizing; I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-12, 07:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,386
Posted By the beef

OK - thanks for the helpful replies so far. ...

OK - thanks for the helpful replies so far.

Upon closer inspection, I noticed a really strange diagonal shearing pattern that runs around half of the inside of the crankarm hole... does this...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-12, 06:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,386
Posted By the beef

eBay. I know that doesn't help my case. But even...

eBay. I know that doesn't help my case. But even then, has anyone ever heard of cranks just falling off like this?! It seems preposterous.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-12, 06:51 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-12, 06:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,386
Posted By the beef

Removed the name of the shop. I don't know,...

Removed the name of the shop. I don't know, should I delete the thread? Do I even have any chance of getting anywhere if the cranks were used? Also - I'm no expert mechanic, so does anything in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-12, 06:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,386
Posted By the beef

My LBS installed a crankset for me... then my left crank fell off while I was riding.

I'm livid.

Today, I was accelerating out of the saddle through an intersection when suddenly I felt the entire left crank give. In a split second I hit the ground hard at about 20-22 mph. I...
10-22-11, 09:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 24,077
Posted By the beef

Rowan: the main lever works perfectly fine. What...

Rowan: the main lever works perfectly fine. What do you mean by not enough grease? Should I put more in my lever?

dsbrantjr: The shop just replaced the wire. Yeah, it's shifter housing. I guess...
10-21-11, 04:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 24,077
Posted By the beef

Hmm. Interesting points. If my cable is brand new...

Hmm. Interesting points. If my cable is brand new (I just had the shop install a new one), could bad housing still cause this? It really feels like something in the shifter's just not 'catching'....
10-21-11, 01:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 24,077
Posted By the beef

Are my Dura-Ace 7800 shifters dying? Small lever unresponsive

When I'm trying to shift to a faster gear on the right-hand side with the small black lever, sometimes the lever will move all the way in without engaging anything. I have to jam on it a few times...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-11, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By the beef

I live in a dorm, if it matters. And thanks...

I live in a dorm, if it matters. And thanks November Dave for IDing them.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-11, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By the beef

I bought a used carbon wheelset with no decals. Can somebody ID these?

So these wheels have absolutely zero branding, anywhere. I got them for $380 in great condition. The seller was the second owner, so he wasn't sure what brand they were, either. He said the original...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-10, 01:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 687
Posted By the beef

how to adjust my bike fit for a lonnnng, slowwww ride?

So I was selected to be a leader for a cycling orientation program for my college this fall and the training ride is in 2 weeks. Basically, we lead new first-years on a 4-day, 150 mile bike ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-10, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By the beef

definitely a good deal if it fits you. the...

definitely a good deal if it fits you.
the shimano 600 components were the old-school version of modern-day "Ultegra", so keep those if they're in good working condition. you may need a new chain...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-10, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,374
Posted By the beef

Pics? I would say you could get $700 if you...

Pics?

I would say you could get $700 if you tried hard enough (it's got Campy components, right?). Personally I wouldn't pay more than $500 for it but that's just me.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-10, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 964
Posted By the beef

awesome

awesome
03-14-10, 02:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,079
Posted By the beef

RSXs are all right - a lot of them out there...

RSXs are all right - a lot of them out there these days are close to their end of their service life, though (from my experience). That, and the lever throws are ridiculously long compared to modern...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-10, 02:29 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 10,760
Posted By the beef

My Nikes are higher end than my car.

My Nikes are higher end than my car.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-10, 05:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,613
Posted By the beef

If it's all flat around your area go for the deep...

If it's all flat around your area go for the deep rims. The Mavics are more of a climbing wheelset imo. Are those ES's or SL's? The fat zircal spokes are actually highly un-aero..
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-10, 05:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,712
Posted By the beef

Yeah, for a bike worth twice as much. edit:...

Yeah, for a bike worth twice as much.

edit: Also, technically only $50. the $750 is a sunk cost
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-10, 03:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,712
Posted By the beef

No, just sell it used and buy used. Voila,...

No, just sell it used and buy used. Voila, comparable componentry. Or, better yet, sell your bike at a high price and buy a nice bike at a bargain.. instant upgrade.

When I realized my first bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-10, 10:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,712
Posted By the beef

I've been in your situation. If the bike still...

I've been in your situation. If the bike still isn't feeling right with a 80 mm stem, I would simply sell the bike on craigslist and get a new/used one in the correct size - this is the most cost...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-10, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 96,129
Posted By the beef

au contraire. i worked 40 hrs/wk at minimum wage...

au contraire. i worked 40 hrs/wk at minimum wage for a month my freshman year summer picking up **** (yes, literal ****) off of highway shoulders for the state dept of ecology in 85 deg weather to...
03-12-10, 07:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,219
Posted By the beef

shops around here (manhattan) charge about $60, i...

shops around here (manhattan) charge about $60, i believe.

(the actual mechanics make way less though.)
03-12-10, 07:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,059
Posted By the beef

yes it's more housing than you need, but i doubt...

yes it's more housing than you need, but i doubt that's what's causing the problem. more than likely your slugging downshifts are caused by too much cable tension. try dialing back the barrel...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-10, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 96,129
Posted By the beef

I'm 18 for another month, woohoo. currently going...

I'm 18 for another month, woohoo. currently going to college in NYC.

started riding when i was 14, i think? i learned probably 1/2 of what i know about bikes from this forum and the other half...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-10, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,027
Posted By the beef

yeah. if it's actually affecting your retention...

yeah. if it's actually affecting your retention then i'd be careful. but they look fine to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-10, 06:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,712
Posted By the beef

If it's a fit issue and it was the shop's fault,...

If it's a fit issue and it was the shop's fault, just bring it back and swap it. I used to work in a shop and fit we would definitely take it back or exchange for a different size if a bike we sold...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-10, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,596
Posted By the beef

you are mistaken unfortunately. what you're...

you are mistaken unfortunately. what you're trying to say is geometry is all that matters, but the fact is that a gas pipe schwinn varsity that happens to have the same geometry as a cervelo will not...
03-10-10, 08:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,225
Posted By the beef

ah, poop.

ah, poop.
03-10-10, 12:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,225
Posted By the beef

Before and AFter

if you're like me, you'll find old bikes on CL and then restore them to their former beauty, or trick them out with new components. there's nothing like breathing life back into an old bike. so it's...
03-09-10, 11:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,017
Posted By the beef

that's awesome, how much was it? i love suntour...

that's awesome, how much was it?
i love suntour superbe. great group.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-10, 11:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,596
Posted By the beef

a 76 fuji probably won't have the same geometry...

a 76 fuji probably won't have the same geometry as a modern race bike. a lot of 70s bikes have slack seat tubes, long wheelbase, different fork rake, etc etc which will handle much differently. and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-10, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,596
Posted By the beef

Wait, are you planning on doing this with your 76...

Wait, are you planning on doing this with your 76 Fuji? cause that's not gonna work. your rear axel spacing is going to be too narrow to fit a 10-speed hub, and you might not even have a correct...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-10, 03:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 786
Posted By the beef

yawn

yawn
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-10, 02:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,266
Posted By the beef

will not be racing - i'm on the team but school...

will not be racing - i'm on the team but school ate me alive this year and my fitness level is literally absolute **** nowadays. next year im definitely going to work racing back into my plan though....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-10, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,056
Posted By the beef

your 12t will not break don't worry.

your 12t will not break don't worry.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-10, 10:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,266
Posted By the beef

hey man! i am currently not working at a shop.....

hey man! i am currently not working at a shop.. would really like to over the summer though when i return home. god i miss being around bikes..
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-10, 10:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,266
Posted By the beef

bike photoshoot

i don't think i've posted on here in ages. i thought i'd say hi - i touched down in NY safely in september and i've going to school at columbia. for any of you who remember my thread over the summer,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-10, 05:50 PM
Replies: 27,059
Views: 17,369,960
Posted By the beef

http://imgur.com/3vqG2.jpg mi bici

http://imgur.com/3vqG2.jpg

mi bici
10-09-09, 03:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,680
Posted By the beef

it is fun.

it is fun.
10-09-09, 12:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,680
Posted By the beef

nyc riding vid

nothing too intense. just thought i'd share a little video of my ride today.

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=147718806641
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-09, 12:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,841
Posted By the beef

You can get a pair of used Ksyrium ES for around...

You can get a pair of used Ksyrium ES for around $600.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-09, 05:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,145
Posted By the beef

a better picture of the EV2: ...

a better picture of the EV2:

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/7241/img1701r.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-09, 05:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,145
Posted By the beef

hahahah true enough. im a creeper i guess....

hahahah true enough. im a creeper i guess. hopefully he doesn't use BF. butt aside, this picture still makes me sad :(
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-09, 05:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,145
Posted By the beef

well.. i guess i knew the answer in my heart all...

well.. i guess i knew the answer in my heart all along. posted the san lorenzo up on CL a few hours ago, got a bunch of phone calls, guy came by to buy it, and well, i guess i'm the proud owner of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-09, 03:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 496
Posted By the beef

use a little housing end cap thing (ferrule).

use a little housing end cap thing (ferrule).
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-09, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,145
Posted By the beef

cant keep both, its more of a money issue than...

cant keep both, its more of a money issue than anything
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-09, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,145
Posted By the beef

i suck at not buying more bikes

so i bought a bianchi ev2 off craigslist. it's not my fault, i was watching marco pantani videos that morning and i was in an especially pantani-loving mood. it was around $1k, my size, carbon...
07-14-09, 05:47 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 53,002
Posted By the beef

Very nice! I've been waiting ages to see this! ...

Very nice! I've been waiting ages to see this!

Will decals be removable?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-09, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By the beef

yes

yes
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