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Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-14, 07:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,565
Posted By RoadMike

I work in a bike shop and apparently this is a...

I work in a bike shop and apparently this is a trend in BMX. All the cool kids are riding brakeless now. My coworker who has been riding BMX for 18 years thinks this is probably one of the dumbest...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-14, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,214
Posted By RoadMike

Never pay asking price on a used bike in a...

Never pay asking price on a used bike in a private sale. Sellers always ask high because they expect to be bargained down. Both of those guys are asking way too much. The Cervelo is worth a max of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-14, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,272
Posted By RoadMike

Push them for a better deal than that...a 2013...

Push them for a better deal than that...a 2013 should be selling for near cost at this point with the 11 speed 105 coming out on the 2015's.

Tell them they'll have to do better or you want to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-14, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 848
Posted By RoadMike

It is a double groupset with a standard double...

It is a double groupset with a standard double crankset. I have no intention of selling it, I'm just trying to formulate some ideas for a new project. Some worthy period correct frame options to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-14, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 848
Posted By RoadMike

If you suddenly came into possession of a DA 7800 group...

So I picked up a Dura Ace 7800 groupset, including hubs laced to mavic open pro rims, for dirt cheap this weekend, and I'm kind of stumped as to what to do with it. So I figured I'd ask you guys.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-14, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,207
Posted By RoadMike

A Ferrari is more twitchy than a Mercedes S-Class...

A Ferrari is more twitchy than a Mercedes S-Class too. Race bikes are faster handling than than endurance geometry bikes intentionally. Just keep riding it, and your riding style will adjust...
Forum: Touring
07-20-14, 06:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,589
Posted By RoadMike

http://scontent-b.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xfp1/t5...

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This set up will hold a 4L bladder with a sawyer mini inline filter and 2 26oz water bottles,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-14, 07:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,455
Posted By RoadMike

My mountain bike and gravel bike both have B-17's...

My mountain bike and gravel bike both have B-17's on them and I must say, They are super comfy for long easy days in the saddle. They worked right out of the box for me, comfy from the get go. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-14, 10:44 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,980
Posted By RoadMike

fify

fify
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-14, 08:24 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,092,404
Posted By RoadMike

That TCR is smoldering...I want one. I work at a...

That TCR is smoldering...I want one. I work at a pro level Giant dealer...hmmm.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-14, 01:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,556
Posted By RoadMike

A solid, good weld is not necessarily a pretty...

A solid, good weld is not necessarily a pretty one. Brand names and builder reputation are built on things like the quality and beauty of welds and precision of construction.

Personally I am a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-14, 12:11 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,775
Posted By RoadMike

The beads on properly and artfully welded Ti...

The beads on properly and artfully welded Ti frames are tiny and very consistent compared to other materials and require a great deal of skill to make well. No experienced frame builder would grind...
01-06-14, 09:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,299
Posted By RoadMike

Have I ridden in the snow yet? ...

Have I ridden in the snow yet?

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I'm sitting here with 8 stitches in my leg from my last snow ride, so...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-14, 08:03 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,775
Posted By RoadMike

That's because the bead has been ground off,...

That's because the bead has been ground off, because the bead is ugly.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-14, 07:47 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,775
Posted By RoadMike

Wat. Aluminum welds, even nice ones, are...

Wat.

Aluminum welds, even nice ones, are straight fugly compared to nice titanium welds.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-13, 10:32 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 10,583
Posted By RoadMike

I'm car free so commuting to work results in a...

I'm car free so commuting to work results in a two a day.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-13, 10:24 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 10,583
Posted By RoadMike

Distance 10,154.3 mi Time ...

Distance

10,154.3 mi


Time

751h 42m
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-13, 05:00 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 15,729
Posted By RoadMike

Where are all these fat cyclists racing? I need...

Where are all these fat cyclists racing? I need to go race there. I don't know any fat racers...at all.
12-09-13, 07:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,828
Posted By RoadMike

They are kind of like an easy button for...

They are kind of like an easy button for technical terrain. You can pretty much drop to a low gear and sit down and crawl through anything. Even the heavy ones like my Pugsley climb ok due to the low...
12-09-13, 07:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,828
Posted By RoadMike

Fat bikes are just down right fun and that's all...

Fat bikes are just down right fun and that's all there is to it. Would I choose one over a 29'er for my all around bike? Absolutely not. A fat bike is a good third or fourth bike.
11-17-13, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By RoadMike

So you want to get faster, but don't want to train? But you do want to ride right?

So I wrote this today about the performance benefits of riding singlespeed and my experience coming from a road racing background to mountain biking for fun. I used a wee bit of profanity, a bit of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-13, 03:27 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,617
Posted By RoadMike

Are you budget conscious? A full custom build is...

Are you budget conscious? A full custom build is the way to go. Who you go to is going to depend on how much you want to pay. I will tell you this though. Steel is real, but Titanium is flipping...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-13, 06:30 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,465
Posted By RoadMike

Just don't forget to give the guy in distress...

Just don't forget to give the guy in distress "the look" before you drope the hamer.
11-09-13, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,491,797
Posted By RoadMike

Thanks...I can't wait to slowly bring the rest of...

Thanks...I can't wait to slowly bring the rest of the parts up to the level of the frame. almost everything hanging off it is from my 2013 Giant XTC 2, which was spec'ed with some pretty low level...
11-09-13, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By RoadMike

For technical on trail climbing I'm out of the...

For technical on trail climbing I'm out of the saddle most of the time, but I'm also on a hard tail, so my legs need to play the role of the rear shock to keep my tire hooked up. For smoother stuff I...
11-09-13, 06:31 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,491,797
Posted By RoadMike

Got a new frame this week, 2013 Salsa El Mariachi...

Got a new frame this week, 2013 Salsa El Mariachi Ti. I set it up single speed.

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Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-13, 07:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,734
Posted By RoadMike

How do I do that? I can only find the watt...

How do I do that? I can only find the watt dial...there's no watt crank here. Does this mean I cannot drope the hamer?
10-30-13, 01:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,016
Posted By RoadMike

You should definitely carry spare tubes and some...

You should definitely carry spare tubes and some sort of co2 inflator even if you are running tubeless, but burping tires like that is uncommon unless you really like to run on the ragged bleeding...
10-30-13, 10:27 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-13, 04:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,518
Posted By RoadMike

If it's a 300 mile credit card tour supported...

If it's a 300 mile credit card tour supported ride, then a good fitting normal road bike is what you want. Whether that's and aggressive race geometry bike or a more relaxed comfort oriented road...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-13, 08:03 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,523
Posted By RoadMike

Uh oh...:popcorn You can by a new...

Uh oh...:popcorn




You can by a new bike that weighs less. By the laws of physics, you will climb better if nothing else changes. You could also just lose a few pounds.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-13, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By RoadMike

There are these places called bike shops. They...

There are these places called bike shops. They typically have bikes and scales for weighing bikes. They also sell said bikes if they meet your weight criteria.

It's hard to list a meaningful...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-13, 08:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,783
Posted By RoadMike

This is absolutely the best way to watch pro...

This is absolutely the best way to watch pro cycling, minus the breaking the trainer and falling part. I typically don't ride the trainer much, but if I'm going to be sitting in front of a screen...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-13, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By RoadMike

I'm happy from around 55 F to 70 F, that is where...

I'm happy from around 55 F to 70 F, that is where I generate the most power. much above that for threshold and VO2 max efforts, my power suffers, I do better with colder temperatures but you can...
10-11-13, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By RoadMike

Just go tubeless...a little tape, a couple valve...

Just go tubeless...a little tape, a couple valve stems, and a little sealant, never pinch flat ever again.
10-11-13, 08:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,627
Posted By RoadMike

I originally bought my Surly Pugsly as a snow...

I originally bought my Surly Pugsly as a snow bike but I've found it's a ton of fun for just bombing around on normal singletrack. I love how I can just blast through whatever on it. It's fun to go...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-13, 07:51 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 185,061
Posted By RoadMike

My 2012 TCR Advanced 0 w/mechanical Ultegra 6700 ...

My 2012 TCR Advanced 0 w/mechanical Ultegra 6700
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Forum: Touring
10-08-13, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4,587
Views: 2,338,055
Posted By RoadMike

https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/9...

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I recently ditched the ginormous car camping sleeping bag for a nice new Nemo Rhythm 40 degree bag given...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-13, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,449
Posted By RoadMike

that is a Propel Advanced, it lacks the ISP, and...

that is a Propel Advanced, it lacks the ISP, and uses a lower grade carbon fiber and components (105 and less expensive wheels). I have also ridden one of these, it's still a great bike. I ride a TCR...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-13, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,449
Posted By RoadMike

The 2013 Propel only came in the Advanced SL...

The 2013 Propel only came in the Advanced SL flavor with the ISP. I have ridden one, it is a top notch race bike. It is more than enough bike for anyone. It has been available since late spring. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-13, 09:51 PM
Replies: 20,183
Views: 4,492,799
Posted By RoadMike

How old are they, chainrings last a LONG time....

How old are they, chainrings last a LONG time. You could have your lbs put the old ones on and save yourself the cost of new rings. With a crank based PM I think the torque wrench is much more...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-13, 09:03 AM
Replies: 20,183
Views: 4,492,799
Posted By RoadMike

If the BCD is the same and they are the five bolt...

If the BCD is the same and they are the five bolt 6700 rings on your old crankset, you could try using the shimano rings on your PM crank, It'll look ugly as sin but it will work and probably shift...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-13, 07:59 AM
Replies: 20,183
Views: 4,492,799
Posted By RoadMike

https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/9...

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Finally my parts came in to build up my Fargo. Also picked up the Tangle frame bag on the same visit....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-13, 07:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,332
Posted By RoadMike

Ted King recently commented on how nice riding in...

Ted King recently commented on how nice riding in a National Park with no traffic was. That's the great thing about unguarded gates and bicycles. You just go around them.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-13, 07:14 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 61,307
Posted By RoadMike

I know at the shop I work in, we don't negotiate...

I know at the shop I work in, we don't negotiate prices on bikes unless it is 2 or more years old. Unless the owner REALLY is trying to move some old inventory he's extremely firm on his prices,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-13, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2,755
Views: 477,038
Posted By RoadMike

https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1...

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-13, 07:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,378
Posted By RoadMike

Vittoria Open Corsa SC. Gumwalls would look...

Vittoria Open Corsa SC. Gumwalls would look mighty fine on your ride and 320 tpi cotton casings mean it rides like a dream. No tire I have ever used has ever felt faster. Use latex tubes and you...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-13, 07:00 AM
Replies: 20,183
Views: 4,492,799
Posted By RoadMike

New toy for playing in the snow, sand, and mud....

New toy for playing in the snow, sand, and mud. For once I cannot wait for winter!
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The first of my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-13, 06:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,640
Posted By RoadMike

6,821.2 mi in the 12 months I've owned my Giant...

6,821.2 mi in the 12 months I've owned my Giant TCR Advanced.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-13, 06:48 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,219
Posted By RoadMike

Ain't that the truth. I have a carbon Giant TCR...

Ain't that the truth. I have a carbon Giant TCR Advanced w/ultegra and a steel Torelli w/a chorus/record mix on the road end and no desire to replace or added to that section of the collection. On...
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