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Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-17, 09:28 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,752,369
Posted By MauiKai

I understand what it is for CB. Personally I...

I understand what it is for CB. Personally I think the title should be changed to something a bit more similar to what actually happens in here, but thats just my opinion. Not a good way to attract...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-17, 08:42 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,752,369
Posted By MauiKai

:thumb: From over 1000 pages of the same...

:thumb:

From over 1000 pages of the same stuff over and over, I get it. You like slammed, no spacers, a seat within .00172microns of angle, and flat bars.


yawn....

I've only been on this...
12-05-17, 08:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,403
Posted By MauiKai

I just did something similar with my bike and I...

I just did something similar with my bike and I love it as well. Titanium as a bike is great regardless of the maker. I love my carbon bike but for me titanium is a perfect blend of lightness,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-17, 07:17 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,752,369
Posted By MauiKai

I think it is beautiful and agree with Bianchi10....

I think it is beautiful and agree with Bianchi10. Thanks for saving the thread. If people weren't such D$%s then everyone would feel comfortable posting their bikes here.
BTW, I'm not a fan of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-17, 06:37 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,752,369
Posted By MauiKai

I like it. The seat looks slick but...

I like it. The seat looks slick but uncomfortable, but the curves on it look sexy without being too over-powering. It matches the gloss on the stem, spacers and levers nicely along the top. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-17, 07:52 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,752,369
Posted By MauiKai

No need to hang with the slow.

No need to hang with the slow.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-17, 07:41 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,752,369
Posted By MauiKai

I know. I read the title. But it was fast. And...

I know. I read the title.
But it was fast. And today will even be faster. And when I do my longer rides, they will be faster and more comfortable.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-17, 07:13 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,752,369
Posted By MauiKai

Why not Litespeed? They make NASA stuff. You got...

Why not Litespeed? They make NASA stuff. You got something going on more difficult than that?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-17, 07:11 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,752,369
Posted By MauiKai

Yeah, I set it up before wrapping the bars as you...

Yeah, I set it up before wrapping the bars as you wrote, but didn't leave it that way. Rotating the bars will be easy, and looking at it as it is now it looks like leveling the them will drop the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-17, 07:02 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,752,369
Posted By MauiKai

Thanks braddah, I will do that for my ride today....

Thanks braddah, I will do that for my ride today. Then I will see what this ugly baby will do :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-17, 07:00 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,752,369
Posted By MauiKai

Next time I will get a dedicated camera to carry...

Next time I will get a dedicated camera to carry along on my ride, take a bunch of cleaning rags and a feather duster to a scenic place so I can get some kudos.

mmmmK?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-17, 06:57 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,752,369
Posted By MauiKai

Do you even know what the white male hegemony...

Do you even know what the white male hegemony standard of beauty means, and the context in which I used it?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-17, 06:55 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,752,369
Posted By MauiKai

Yeah, I didnt read all of the first 1,022 pages....

Yeah, I didnt read all of the first 1,022 pages. And yes, I agree that it was fun. Sure, no one likes to have their items criticized, but it is "art" which my bike wasn't designed for, and you know...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-17, 06:50 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,752,369
Posted By MauiKai

Woke up to an exploded email inbox. Yay I...

Woke up to an exploded email inbox. Yay

I had just ridden a 2nd best 50km, excuse me if my camera skills with an iPhone doesn't meet your expectations of bike porn.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-17, 11:40 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,752,369
Posted By MauiKai

Thanks braddah. I will definitely tilt it back to...

Thanks braddah. I will definitely tilt it back to start with and give it a ride.
I will check those links and see if I can come up with something that doesn't doesn't seem obtrusive or stand out...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-17, 11:35 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,752,369
Posted By MauiKai

Why not? That bike fit me, so from a technical...

Why not? That bike fit me, so from a technical starting point it isn't gong to be too far off.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-17, 11:17 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,752,369
Posted By MauiKai

I guess that was my initiation? :thumb:

I guess that was my initiation? :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-17, 11:16 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,752,369
Posted By MauiKai

Hahaha. Fair enough ;) Thanks braddah, I was...

Hahaha. Fair enough ;)

Thanks braddah, I was too. A bit like "WTF?!?!?" But it's all good.

I'll try different tilts for it, but on the first ride it felt much better than my my Specialized. So...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-17, 10:44 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,752,369
Posted By MauiKai

I'm out peeps, enjoy your foosball

I'm out peeps, enjoy your foosball
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-17, 10:43 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,752,369
Posted By MauiKai

I dont know TimTam or whatever his name is. Just...

I dont know TimTam or whatever his name is. Just bored :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-17, 10:42 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,752,369
Posted By MauiKai

It was a lot funnier than your lame dumpster joke.

It was a lot funnier than your lame dumpster joke.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-17, 10:42 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,752,369
Posted By MauiKai

I'm good braddah. I am actually laughing while...

I'm good braddah. I am actually laughing while writing these cuz I'm bored AF, but seeing all the people getting so worked up over a bike is a treat. My bike doesn't match the white male hegemony...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-17, 10:31 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,752,369
Posted By MauiKai

I can handle the criticism of the aesthetics....

I can handle the criticism of the aesthetics. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I know it.
What I dont get is the verbiage. Maybe they just aren't intelligent enough or have enough manners to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-17, 10:26 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,752,369
Posted By MauiKai

Dont know that site. And if it is as negative as...

Dont know that site. And if it is as negative as the people on this site then I have no interest in finding out what it is.

Really? Horrific? Has no aesthetics? I dont know what criteria you guys...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-17, 10:09 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,752,369
Posted By MauiKai

lol @ "antithesis of hot". You getting worked up?...

lol @ "antithesis of hot". You getting worked up?

If you don't like it then that is fine, but I did mention aesthetics earlier. Cant make everyone happy all the time.

It may not be pretty to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-17, 08:49 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,752,369
Posted By MauiKai

Right?

Right?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-17, 08:48 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,752,369
Posted By MauiKai

I like riding with the aero bars since it is much...

I like riding with the aero bars since it is much more comfortable and aerodynamic and I just like to ride fast. On the hoods isnt bad, but it is quite a bit slower. I bat about competing in...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-17, 08:03 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,752,369
Posted By MauiKai

Nah, I wish :P I have a simple aluminum Merida...

Nah, I wish :P I have a simple aluminum Merida Crossway 150 with Shimano Claris on 28s. Its perfect as a commuter here in Tokyo and for a slow jaunt down to the river to keep the wife happy.

The...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-17, 07:21 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,752,369
Posted By MauiKai

You are correct :) I do spend most time on the...

You are correct :) I do spend most time on the aerobars because I am on this bike to exercise not sight see, and that allows me to put down power. I have another bike for sight seeing ;)

As for...
Forum: Touring
12-04-17, 02:55 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,739
Posted By MauiKai

Some people are afraid to touch their bike other...

Some people are afraid to touch their bike other than while riding it, and I can understand that maybe they aren't mechanically gifted which is fine. With that said, I love being able to work on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-17, 01:29 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,752,369
Posted By MauiKai

It is pretty comfortable while on the hoods and...

It is pretty comfortable while on the hoods and on the aero bars. What do you think I should do to make it as comfortable as possible on both while not sacrificing much speed?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-17, 11:20 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,752,369
Posted By MauiKai

Yeah, I expect that. If I were 25 years younger...

Yeah, I expect that. If I were 25 years younger then I would probably be able to handle changing it to the proper angle, but as I tweak it then it will get closer.


Those plastic/chrome dust...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-17, 07:22 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,752,369
Posted By MauiKai

My T1

Coming from a Specialized Tarmac and tired of the off-the-shelf bikes here in Japan, I bought a Litespeed T1 frame locally, Campagnolo Chorus groupset, and Campagnolo Zonda rims laced with 25s...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-17, 06:24 AM
Replies: 19,126
Views: 3,924,934
Posted By MauiKai

Rims for my new bike

I will put Schwalbe Ones on them tomorrow as well as my Chorus cassette then try to get the chain sized and put on tomorrow as well. If things go right then I might be able to ride it on Sunday, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-17, 05:51 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,752,369
Posted By MauiKai

+1 on the bars, but I'm kinda digging those from...

+1 on the bars, but I'm kinda digging those from a color perspective. Maybe living in Japan has altered my color choices because so many bikers here have bikes that look like they were colored by a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-17, 08:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,247
Posted By MauiKai

I'm building my bike with Campagnolo as well, and...

I'm building my bike with Campagnolo as well, and decided on the Campagnolo Zonda. I dont have many hills to descend but I chose them because carbon Campagnolo brake pads are not only expensive here...
11-28-17, 08:20 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,742
Posted By MauiKai

IMO, wearing headphones on public roads is fine...

IMO, wearing headphones on public roads is fine if the volume is low enough to hear traffic. Personally, I dont wear them on public roads even with the volume turned down since I have a dedicated...
11-25-17, 07:16 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,931
Posted By MauiKai

Nothing to worry about. You are just using those...

Nothing to worry about. You are just using those muscles in ways that they were not used before. When cycling season begins again, and if you continue with the new routine throughout the off-season,...
Forum: Foo
11-24-17, 09:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,408
Posted By MauiKai

I worked as a deck hand on some sport fishing...

I worked as a deck hand on some sport fishing boats in Hawaii and after catching about 100 striped and blue marlin, I finally caught a decent sized one at 605lbs on Halloween in 1994. A month later I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-17, 09:44 AM
11-19-17, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,138
Posted By MauiKai

Shimano RS81s

They weigh in at under 1700g, but were reviewed to be really durable and stiff. So I bought them for my Specialized Tarmac and they now are hoisting my Litespeed T1 which is in the build process. I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-17, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19,126
Views: 3,924,934
Posted By MauiKai

For my Litespeed T1

A Campagnolo Chorus groupset for my new bike
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-17, 08:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,490
Posted By MauiKai

Glad to hear you are ok and the bike is too. ...

Glad to hear you are ok and the bike is too.
Ride safe peeps
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-17, 08:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,829
Posted By MauiKai

I have Shimano RS81 C35s and got them for well...

I have Shimano RS81 C35s and got them for well under $1000. They aren't as wide (20.8mm) as you hoped for, but they do have an aluminum braking surface, but they are durable and weigh a tad over...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-17, 06:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,391
Posted By MauiKai

F Not a fan of that swimming pool color aqua...

F

Not a fan of that swimming pool color aqua or whatever the hell its called. I know its childish and petty, but that is about the only reason I've never even considered Bianchi for my bike even...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-17, 09:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,420
Posted By MauiKai

Head winds or "resistance training" as was...

Head winds or "resistance training" as was mentioned sure does make commutes a lot less fun unless you enjoy the boredom of slow speeds and increased pain.

Yesterday with a tail wind I rode 20km...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-17, 10:12 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,606
Posted By MauiKai

Love the bike pics with Campy parts. As most of...

Love the bike pics with Campy parts. As most of you know, I live in Tokyo and if you guys think Shimano is prevalent where you live then you should see the bikes here. I can barely find a shop that...
11-07-17, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By MauiKai

I've heard that white vinegar will remove rust....

I've heard that white vinegar will remove rust. There is a solution called Ospho that does as well, but it eats paint too so don't get it on the paint. You can tape around the rusty section, remove...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-17, 07:36 PM
Replies: 19,126
Views: 3,924,934
Posted By MauiKai

You know, getting one of those stuck in my throat...

You know, getting one of those stuck in my throat just might give the desired effect called "stacking" in vocals that Layne Staley used as the singer for Alice in Chains.

Hmmmm :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-17, 11:35 PM
Replies: 19,126
Views: 3,924,934
Posted By MauiKai

You know those yellow chickens you squeeze and...

You know those yellow chickens you squeeze and they make a loud noise? Well, they make a really irritating noise when you stick one in your mouth and blow it really hard :lol:
...
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