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02-05-11, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 937
Posted By ScrubJ

Thank you! Nothing like making things even more...

Thank you! Nothing like making things even more complicated that they already were. The whole plastic sleeve thing makes me want to toss, the only thing gained was in the cost of manufacture.
02-05-11, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By ScrubJ

Not uncommon to need a spacer behind your...

Not uncommon to need a spacer behind your cassette. Wobble your way down to your LBS and they'll probably give you one.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-11, 06:52 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 13,805
Posted By ScrubJ

Decent looking wheelsets

Decent looking wheelsets
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-11, 05:52 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,918
Posted By ScrubJ

Hey, me too

Hey, me too
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-11, 05:46 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,918
Posted By ScrubJ

This! I LOVE my Lynskey. Mine hasn't been...

This! I LOVE my Lynskey.

Mine hasn't been remedied yet.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-11, 05:13 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,893
Posted By ScrubJ

Been a mechanic all of my life, pretty much...

Been a mechanic all of my life, pretty much everyone else in my ride group are white collar.
09-04-10, 06:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,514
Posted By ScrubJ

Um, this added to the thread how??? I sure...

Um, this added to the thread how???

I sure that there are no weapons engineers in Germany, they farm all their design out to the US right?
08-31-10, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,250
Posted By ScrubJ

External bottom bracket bearings are notoriously...

External bottom bracket bearings are notoriously sensitive to any kind of misalignment. Did you have your bottom bracket shell faced?
08-29-10, 07:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,144
Posted By ScrubJ

Luck!

Luck!
08-29-10, 07:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,144
Posted By ScrubJ

Riviting shouldn't require a repaint. Two holes,...

Riviting shouldn't require a repaint. Two holes, the bracket and associated pop rivets and that should be it. I'd be sure to use either steel or monel pop rivets if I were to go that way
08-29-10, 07:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,144
Posted By ScrubJ

Not so sure that it would be worth the cost. You...

Not so sure that it would be worth the cost. You will have to repaint the seat tube at very least. Why not just use a clamp on?
08-28-10, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By ScrubJ

They do it all the time at my LBS. Many people...

They do it all the time at my LBS. Many people head out of our area to ride more hilly sections of the country. The LBS swaps out their regular crank for a compact crank set up, readjusts the FD and...
08-23-10, 06:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,928
Posted By ScrubJ

Several of the local riders have SRAM Red...

Several of the local riders have SRAM Red brifters and are running a SRAM XX rear derailleur and mountain bike cassette in the rear of their bike when they head off to the more mountainous areas of...
08-22-10, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By ScrubJ

Hanger is much less expensive that rear...

Hanger is much less expensive that rear wheel+hanger+derailleur, replace the hanger and have it checked at your LBS
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-10, 07:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,893
Posted By ScrubJ

I just use an old wheel hub and quick release,...

I just use an old wheel hub and quick release, chain runs where the cassette would normally be. Besure to shift down a few gears so the chain doesn't run off on the outside.
07-18-10, 02:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,656
Posted By ScrubJ

THIS! I am in a completely different...

THIS!

I am in a completely different industry and face the same issues. There are online sellers who sell below my cost. Every time someone comes in with an online price expecting to match it I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-10, 08:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 609
Posted By ScrubJ

I (200+ lbs) have put over 4000 bomb proof miles...

I (200+ lbs) have put over 4000 bomb proof miles on my SLs. Not very aero, but have been really dependable. IF you go that route, keep your nipples lubed. They have been known to seize in the rim and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-10, 05:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,275
Posted By ScrubJ

Wow! I never realized the diagnostic powers of an...

Wow! I never realized the diagnostic powers of an internet post. Given you ability to come to this conclusion, I wonder what else you could tell us about the poster.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-10, 05:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,829
Posted By ScrubJ

Since no one's said it yet: Dibs on the bike! ...

Since no one's said it yet: Dibs on the bike!

My helmet was trashed after my fall. Other than that, the only thing damaged was my collar bone, don't have enough brain cells left to bang into the...
06-27-10, 12:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,970
Posted By ScrubJ

Specialized US is known for their good customer...

Specialized US is known for their good customer service, not sure what things are like on your side of the world.
06-27-10, 11:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,970
Posted By ScrubJ

Put a band clamp around it and pray. Face plants...

Put a band clamp around it and pray. Face plants suck, they suck worse when you take out the rest of the pack.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-10, 11:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,230
Posted By ScrubJ

Know the feeling OP. I wake up one half an hour...

Know the feeling OP. I wake up one half an hour earlier to ride my bike than I do during the rest of the week for work.

Glad you found us, hope you enjoy your stay.
06-18-10, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,235
Posted By ScrubJ

And that, boys and girls, is why I lube my...

And that, boys and girls, is why I lube my nipples.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-10, 03:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,111
Posted By ScrubJ

I love my older Level 3 custom. The Lynskey's are...

I love my older Level 3 custom. The Lynskey's are wonderful people to deal with
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-10, 02:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,417
Posted By ScrubJ

What is this "heart" thing you guys speak...

What is this "heart" thing you guys speak of?
06-05-10, 05:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,261
Posted By ScrubJ

At this time of the year I always carry two...

At this time of the year I always carry two bottles of water (actually one sports drink, one water) and some cash. Most rides have a convenience store somewhere along the route and I can pick up more...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-10, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,699
Posted By ScrubJ

If everything else on the bike is OK, the 105...

If everything else on the bike is OK, the 105 makes it worth the coin.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-10, 04:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,564
Posted By ScrubJ

Aren't goping to pick them up for two large though

Aren't goping to pick them up for two large though
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-10, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 705
Posted By ScrubJ

Been there, done that! I have a 10 mile loop that...

Been there, done that! I have a 10 mile loop that I ride on my lunch hour. In order to avoid having to cross a busy road twice in two blocks I ride the section on the sidewalk (let it be said, this...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-10, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 739
Posted By ScrubJ

Understand that. I won a steel Orbea frame and...

Understand that. I won a steel Orbea frame and carbon fork in a drawing. The frame is about three sizes too small for me so now I'm sitting on it hoping to one day find someone who needs it. I figure...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-10, 07:09 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,733
Posted By ScrubJ

Have YOU ever taken an Archon out for a ride? It...

Have YOU ever taken an Archon out for a ride? It is a very stiff frame guaranteed to make you feel every bump in the road. Not sure why you feel that Ti is so limp.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-10, 08:01 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,733
Posted By ScrubJ

Don't think so. Spent a number of years in the...

Don't think so. Spent a number of years in the aviation business and got to see both materials in use. There's a much greater chance of damage due to impact to carbon fiber than to Ti. Both items...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-10, 06:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 706
Posted By ScrubJ

Small backpack or fanny pack?

Small backpack or fanny pack?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-10, 06:47 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,733
Posted By ScrubJ

Ti bikes have been around for quite some time,...

Ti bikes have been around for quite some time, wouldn't call it a fad. I'm not familiar with the bike you rode but my Lynskey L3 is a very smooth and comfortable bike to ride for very long distances....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-10, 07:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,161
Posted By ScrubJ

GT85 http://www.gt85.co.uk/ FWIW, I live in...

GT85 http://www.gt85.co.uk/

FWIW, I live in coastal Florida and often ride through salt spray and sweat a lot. Never had any problem with corrosion. I like GT*% because it doesn't gum up the works...
05-31-10, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By ScrubJ

I use Shoe Goo to "patch" cuts like that

I use Shoe Goo to "patch" cuts like that
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-10, 07:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,531
Posted By ScrubJ

+1 You are so fooked!

+1

You are so fooked!
05-30-10, 11:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,764
Posted By ScrubJ

Not a shop owner nor do I own a Specialized...

Not a shop owner nor do I own a Specialized bicycle but this isn't typical of what I hear about Specialized handling issues . The LBS that I frequent is a Specialized dealer and they never seem to...
05-29-10, 10:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,469
Posted By ScrubJ

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-10, 07:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,276
Posted By ScrubJ

Would that be on Skyline Drive?

Would that be on Skyline Drive?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-10, 06:57 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,361
Posted By ScrubJ

I confess, I'm a waver too

I confess, I'm a waver too
05-21-10, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By ScrubJ

And you thought this would be easy.

And you thought this would be easy.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-10, 01:47 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,420
Posted By ScrubJ

My bad. Didn't read this far in before my comment.

My bad. Didn't read this far in before my comment.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-10, 01:42 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,420
Posted By ScrubJ

QFT! Zero didn't do it on his own.

QFT! Zero didn't do it on his own.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-10, 12:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,433
Posted By ScrubJ

I'll buy one when they come out with this model....

I'll buy one when they come out with this model. To me, Trek has become the GM of bicycles. I've seen dealers so overloaded with inventory that they will sell an ill fitting bike just to get one off...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-10, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,517
Posted By ScrubJ

I usually mount the magnet opposite of the valve...

I usually mount the magnet opposite of the valve stem (balance) and about half way out on the wheel (I'm an average kind of guy) I mount the pickup forward of the fork so that in the event of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-10, 07:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 994
Posted By ScrubJ

The elbow wiggle is an every day occurrence on...

The elbow wiggle is an every day occurrence on our local rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-10, 01:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 865
Posted By ScrubJ

And you feel this way because???? ETA, my...

And you feel this way because????

ETA, my bike was made in the USA too.
05-15-10, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By ScrubJ

Can't see why not. We have a bunch of riders here...

Can't see why not. We have a bunch of riders here in flat Florida that go up to the mountains who regularly change to compacts for the trips. As my shop moves a ton of SRAM, many of the swaps are...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-10, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 548
Posted By ScrubJ

Recovering from a shoulder injury and subsequent...

Recovering from a shoulder injury and subsequent surgery had me off my bike form mid November until the first weekend of this month. At least from my point of view, it sure isn't a cake walk.
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