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08-30-12, 05:58 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 669,244
Posted By Briareos

What rims are those?

What rims are those?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-12, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By Briareos

Here's an even better one; not out until spring...

Here's an even better one; not out until spring though.

http://www.giro.com/us_en/products/men/road/air-attack.html
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-12, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By Briareos

Finally Found The Perfect Helmet For Me!

Check it out, finally someone (Giro) has come to their senses and designed a helmet that is simple, understated, and it doesn't make you look like an alien!


It's somewhat of a retro remake (some...
08-11-12, 01:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 499
Posted By Briareos

Shimano Training Program

Hi everyone, I have a quick question.

I recently became aware of a training program Shimano runs with bike shops that trains prospective mechanics. While it makes sense that shops would only...
08-06-12, 11:46 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,107,976
Posted By Briareos

I found a couple of the things I needed... ...

I found a couple of the things I needed...

But I still DESPERATELY need a Dura-Ace 7400 1" Threaded stem; the one with "Dura-Ace" pantographed in black on the face of the stem. It's has the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-12, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 418,029
Posted By Briareos

What wheels are those? I'm looking for similar,...

What wheels are those? I'm looking for similar, if not the same, "hard anodized" wheels.
07-22-12, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,107,976
Posted By Briareos

Have: Full 7-speed downtube shifting Shimano 105...

Have: Full 7-speed downtube shifting Shimano 105 set including front hub; great shape.

8-speed Shimano RSX wheelset with tubular rims and tires.

RSX brifters and...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-22-12, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 997
Posted By Briareos

Condor World Series (The REAL Condor, not BFbikes "Condor")

So I'm trying to find a quality steel frame and so far I've found the $1,600 Panasonic road frame which I favor heavily but there is also a much cheaper alternative in the Condor World Series...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-18-12, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 872
Posted By Briareos

Japanese Framebuilder Distributors?

The last few years (sidelined by health problems) I've been trying to build a nice vintage road bike circa late 80's early 90's. I decided on DA 7402 with downtube shifters but I wanted a Japanese...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-12, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By Briareos

First Generation Rival; Good Enough?

I'm in the process of selling my 2008 System-Six 4 that is equipped with full first generation SRAM Rival; the version that has silver colored alloy parts. Being first generation it lacks some of...
07-13-12, 05:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 423
Posted By Briareos

Shimano Rear Derailleur Cage Compatability (Shimano 600 and Dura-Ace 7402)

Hello everyone!

I'm currently in the midst of putting an 8-speed DA group together but it looks like my rear derailleur cage is bent. I also have an almost complete Shimano 600 7-speed group that...
06-25-12, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,107,976
Posted By Briareos

1. ISO Bridgestone RB-1 with a 50cm top-tube! ...

1. ISO Bridgestone RB-1 with a 50cm top-tube! Preferably red from the 1991-1992 era. One with a 53cm top-tube just sold on ebay recently...while I cried myself to sleep.

1b. A STEEL 50cm...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-11, 06:00 PM
Replies: 26,481
Views: 16,215,461
Posted By Briareos

That bike is so boss! I went to Marino's...

That bike is so boss! I went to Marino's website, I'm assuming it's a custom frame? I had a question about the rear-seatstays; do you have problems dialing in the rear brake after removing and...
07-17-11, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By Briareos

That's the problem I ordered the 52cm and the TT...

That's the problem I ordered the 52cm and the TT was 53cm. A tad long for me; I'm basically 5'6". I figured I too smallish bike was better than a too big bike and packed it back up (I still have...
07-17-11, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By Briareos

Thoughts on This "Modern" Retro Frame?

I have an old HD-1055 group-set and was wonder if this may be a good frame to use it on. I actually ordered one that ended up being too big...It is really nice actually, great welsds and great...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-11, 04:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 559
Posted By Briareos

Same thing happened to a gal riding in front of...

Same thing happened to a gal riding in front of me; but she hit a chihuahua and when I stopped to see if I could help she was literally crying on her knee's...The poor little guy was killed in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-11, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By Briareos

I rode about an hour this morning testing out the...

I rode about an hour this morning testing out the new fit...It's perfect. PERFECT perfect.

Sure the steerer is uncut and I have a 75mm upward pointing stem (not too bad) and some of you...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-11, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By Briareos

CAAD 10 Improvements

For you CAAD 10 riders, have you found all this "new" things Cannondale has done to modify from CAAD 9?

I know BB30 is mostly negligible let alone noticeable by most people. I'm more interested...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-11, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By Briareos

What are the Differences Between 2011 Rival/Force/Red?

I'm using 1st gen. Rival and people tell me the throw for the big ring is cumbersome (same for rear?).

Just curious what I can expect if I upgrade any of my 1st gen. Rival to current SRAM products.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-11, 09:12 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,972
Posted By Briareos

A girl got me addicted to smoking (and her). ...

A girl got me addicted to smoking (and her).

Quit cold turkey 2 months ago and I feel ridiculously better. About 2 weeks of not smoking, all of the sudden one morning I felt AWESOME. I have no...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-11, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2,835
Views: 555,489
Posted By Briareos

I remember people who weren't going to buy SRAM...

I remember people who weren't going to buy SRAM on it's debut year because they didn't feel like being "lab rats" for SRAM; using their product and basically finding all the kinks and SRAM could fix...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-11, 12:23 AM
Replies: 2,835
Views: 555,489
Posted By Briareos

Yeah it's gen Rival, which I'll keep as I slowly...

Yeah it's gen Rival, which I'll keep as I slowly rotate out my Rival for Red. Red paired with that bike and some Boyd's would make me 10mph faster.

I also have compared shifting throw between...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-11, 11:23 PM
Replies: 2,835
Views: 555,489
Posted By Briareos

Stock 2008 System-Six; last year of production...

Stock 2008 System-Six; last year of production and the last year Cannondale made Cannondales with carbon in the US if I'm not mistaken. Notice how I rock 1st gen. Rival. The bike would look so sick...
06-26-11, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By Briareos

Well, the bike is practically in mint condition...

Well, the bike is practically in mint condition so I doubt chain wear or RD breakage is the problem.

Since it's 1st Gen. Rival (silver) it has to be the trim right? The new Rival has the trim...
06-26-11, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By Briareos

Phantom Phenomenon

I was riding around the neighborhood on my System-Six (1st Gen. Rival) and I'm having this weird chain skipping. It happens when I'm NOT shifting.

I'll be pedaling along and all of the sudden it...
06-25-11, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,879
Posted By Briareos

So why do they bother with the BB30? For the...

So why do they bother with the BB30? For the "gotta have it" geeks?
06-25-11, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,879
Posted By Briareos

I ask because I have a 2007 System-Six with the...

I ask because I have a 2007 System-Six with the GXP system. I also have the CAAD fever and I want that CAAD10 4 in black soooo bad. But I can't really justify buying it if I have the System-Six. ...
06-25-11, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,879
Posted By Briareos

BB30 vs. Standard (BB90)

How "good" of a cyclist or cycologist do you need to be to tell the difference between BB30 and the regular standard BB (bb90 I believe).
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-11, 12:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,287
Posted By Briareos

1.Caad 10 4 (Rival/Force crankset). With Thomson...

1.Caad 10 4 (Rival/Force crankset). With Thomson stem/masterpiece seatpost.

2. Boyd 38mm tubulars for racing.

3.White Industries hubset built by Psimet with Kinlin XR200 rims for training or...
06-21-11, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By Briareos

A few definately knew what they were...

A few definately knew what they were doing/talking about; the others were clueless on some stuff. I noticed each neck-name-tag-thingy had what kind of cyclist you were on it. IE "Mountain Biker" or...
06-21-11, 06:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By Briareos

It's starting to seem ominous with no replies...

It's starting to seem ominous with no replies...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-11, 06:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,263
Posted By Briareos

I don't crash at all actually, but clipless makes...

I don't crash at all actually, but clipless makes me nervous sometimes so use the "red" LOOK pedals to click out fast.

As for anxiety...I'm "bi-polar 2" a mild, non-dangerous form of the disorder....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-11, 06:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,730
Posted By Briareos

Screw the Super Six. Go on E-Bay and buy a...

Screw the Super Six. Go on E-Bay and buy a System-Six whole or frame and build it up; alu rear triangle for power and carbon front for a bit of comfort, lightnessk, stiffness and the tapered...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-11, 12:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,263
Posted By Briareos

How Many of You Only Have One Bicycle?

Because right now all I have is my System-Six which I'm trying to sell and so I can't ride it (don't want to damage the merchandise!).

How many find yourselves with only one bike and this anxiety...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-11, 11:00 AM
Replies: 26,481
Views: 16,215,461
Posted By Briareos

Maybe I'll try to stop selling mine. Got mine...

Maybe I'll try to stop selling mine. Got mine with 1st gen Rival (the silver one). I have the red/black painjob, looks gorgeous. With SRAM Force or Red..../drool.

EDIT: I forgot to mention, the...
06-20-11, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By Briareos

May Be Getting a Job at Performance...

Is there anyone here that has worked there? The one I went to seems totally empty, brand new store, TONS of bikes, mostly Scattante of course. Very laid back place, one of the mechs was riding...
06-19-11, 10:58 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 26,474
Posted By Briareos

1. Racing is licking your opponents plate clean...

1. Racing is licking your opponents plate clean before starting on your own.

From "The Rider" by Tim Krabbe. Every racer should read it.
06-17-11, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,803
Posted By Briareos

Cycling Caps

Today I was wearing my blue Shimano cycling ha while reading on my front porch and a friend stopped by (he lives next door) and asked me why cycling caps are so "weird" looking. He was curious why...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-12-11, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 887
Posted By Briareos

Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-12-11, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 887
Posted By Briareos

Titanium Forks

Why is it that everytime I find a company that sells TI bikes (Litespeed etc), they use a carbon fork? What is wrong with a Ti fork?

Too stiff? Can't be stiff than C-Dales old Criterium and...
06-11-11, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By Briareos

Should I be able to find a reputable car painting...

Should I be able to find a reputable car painting outfit that can help me out?
06-10-11, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By Briareos

Repainting a Cannondale System-Six (alu-carbon hybrid)

I was recent informed (after being informed otherwise) that you can indeed repaint the System-Six w/o complications with the two manufacturing materials and the glue used to hold them together?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-11, 03:23 PM
Replies: 26,481
Views: 16,215,461
Posted By Briareos

Man I'm having major problems selling this...

Man I'm having major problems selling this bike...Docs say I'll never race, so I have little need for the accoutrements this bike provides. So I'm selling unless I can overcome these hurdles.

1. ...
06-04-11, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By Briareos

Why is it So Hard To Find Even "Recently" Parts

I am hunting EBay in search of my prey...SRAM Rival, 1st generation, you would have though tons of frames would have lost them in pursuit of better combinations but no...I find 2 sets, both in the...
05-30-11, 06:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,258
Posted By Briareos

I'm trying to put together a Dura-Ace 8 speed...

I'm trying to put together a Dura-Ace 8 speed 7402 (mostly) together; I just missed out on a NOS headset. I'm cursing myself for not paying attention to auctions. :(

Yeah I've gone over his site,...
05-30-11, 03:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,258
Posted By Briareos

I don't think a 7400 derailleur would take 10...

I don't think a 7400 derailleur would take 10 speed cassettes? if it does...10 speed DA with mostly 7400 parts. I even got a stem, but JUST missed out of a 7400 headset.

Ok.

If I use a...
05-29-11, 07:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,258
Posted By Briareos

Oh, I forgot to ask, does the 8-speed "600...

Oh, I forgot to ask, does the 8-speed "600 series" downtube shifter work? I may use that until I can find DA ones.
05-29-11, 06:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,258
Posted By Briareos

Dura-Ace, same series 7400. or 7401/7402 I can't...

Dura-Ace, same series 7400. or 7401/7402 I can't tell the difference.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-11, 11:10 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,979
Posted By Briareos

I don't think Biopace was a bad design. We had a...

I don't think Biopace was a bad design. We had a thread about biopace a long time ago (started by me I think) and I think the consensus was that it was "before it's time" and failed because it was...
05-28-11, 11:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,258
Posted By Briareos

Hm, will 7-speed 7401 go another "notch" and be a...

Hm, will 7-speed 7401 go another "notch" and be a jury-rigged 8-speed downtube shifter (indexed) ? Or is the cable pull still different and will mess up the shifting while indexed? IE friction only.
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