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07-22-14, 08:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,311
Posted By letitsnow

I can relate. The same thing basically made me...

I can relate. The same thing basically made me stop racing. I'm not gonna take supplements every 15 minutes during a race.
04-26-14, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,171
Posted By letitsnow

That could be - the old Twinkie truck chasing...

That could be - the old Twinkie truck chasing habit.
04-26-14, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,171
Posted By letitsnow

Or, maybe he just isn't real bright? Why is a...

Or, maybe he just isn't real bright? Why is a guy that gets paid to race, riding through a dark tunnel by himself?? I wouldn't even do that...
04-13-14, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,201
Posted By letitsnow

You can ride every day. Many of us do. Just...

You can ride every day. Many of us do. Just listen to your body - If you start hurting, take a day off here and there. There is no real black and white standard. Many over-think this.
03-30-14, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By letitsnow

The Trek would probably fit you better, as the...

The Trek would probably fit you better, as the Hardrock would be a bit small.
03-01-14, 07:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,044
Posted By letitsnow

Maybe it just gets boring for them? I am no...

Maybe it just gets boring for them? I am no where near a TDF pro, but get bored every couple of years and switch what type of racing I do.
02-22-14, 08:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,450
Posted By letitsnow

If I had to choose between a fatbike and an entry...

If I had to choose between a fatbike and an entry level 29er, the fatbike is probably a better trail bike. I'll keep riding my Spec Epic in the summer, but the fatbike does get much use when...
02-02-14, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By letitsnow

I basically sold my road bike and replaced it...

I basically sold my road bike and replaced it with a rigid 29er that is set up more for gravel/bike paths then hardcore off road trails. With that bike I can ride on the dirt shoulder if the road is...
12-20-13, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 900
Posted By letitsnow

Mick Rogers?

In this new, cleaner sport - it seems like they still struggle to find clean steaks... :rolleyes:
11-30-13, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By letitsnow

I have a carbon fork of a 29er that I use for...

I have a carbon fork of a 29er that I use for gravel riding. It works fine for gravel riding, but beats you up compared to a suspension fork. I wouldn't make that change for an off road bike.
11-28-13, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 995
Posted By letitsnow

^^^ This is what I had to do on my '13 Epic.

^^^ This is what I had to do on my '13 Epic.
11-03-13, 07:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,563
Posted By letitsnow

A cheap 29er ends up being a pretty heavy bike. ...

A cheap 29er ends up being a pretty heavy bike. I would either look for a cheap 26" bike, or save up and get into the motobecane Phantom range...
10-20-13, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Posted By letitsnow

I use a rigid 29er for road/gravel/bike path...

I use a rigid 29er for road/gravel/bike path rides. It works great for that!
09-15-13, 06:59 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,060
Posted By letitsnow

The Vuelta has always been my favorite - It seems...

The Vuelta has always been my favorite - It seems more like a bike race, instead of a group ride.
08-03-13, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By letitsnow

I don't understand that team.

I don't understand that team.
06-09-13, 08:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 306
Posted By letitsnow

Lace Stans ZTR Crest rims to my stock Epic Hi Lo hubs?

Has anybody done this? With Specialized using the 142+ rear spacing, your rear hub options are limited (without adjusting the rear der each time you change wheels).
05-04-13, 07:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,123
Posted By letitsnow

I would not be afraid of a used bike. There...

I would not be afraid of a used bike. There really isn't much too them - as long as the fork and shock hold air and aren't leaking oil, there isn't much to be afraid of. Pivot bearings are cheap...
04-26-13, 05:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,255
Posted By letitsnow

I rode the Schwinn last night on a 45 mile...

I rode the Schwinn last night on a 45 mile gravel/tar road/ski trail ride. It works great for that stuff!
04-21-13, 09:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,255
Posted By letitsnow

I'm not worried about the head tube failing. I...

I'm not worried about the head tube failing. I only modified the frame about 1/2" from the top and bottom. If either end fails, it will act like riding a bike with a bad headset - might be tough to...
04-21-13, 07:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,255
Posted By letitsnow

Life is full of risks. At least this bike is...

Life is full of risks. At least this bike is being used now. It would have sat (safely) in the shed forever if I hadn't modified it.
04-20-13, 11:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,255
Posted By letitsnow

The headset... No matter what you do, making a 1...

The headset... No matter what you do, making a 1 1/8" fork fit this frame is going to be a challenge.

I ground about 1/3 of the inside of the head tube away, then used a really big hammer to...
04-20-13, 11:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,255
Posted By letitsnow

Picture of the rear disc brake set up. I used...

Picture of the rear disc brake set up. I used one existing hole and drilled another in the flat steel part of the frame. Used a piece of aluminum flat stock that was laying around from another...
04-20-13, 11:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,255
Posted By letitsnow

Picture of the adapter installed allowing me to...

Picture of the adapter installed allowing me to use a newer Truvativ crank set. Notice how the adapter sticks out past the edge of the frame on both sides - there is a ridge inside the frame that...
04-20-13, 11:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,255
Posted By letitsnow

Here is a picture of how I tack welded the hanger...

Here is a picture of how I tack welded the hanger so that I could remove the stock mounting bolt.
04-14-13, 12:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,255
Posted By letitsnow

Thanks! I don't have any other pictures right...

Thanks! I don't have any other pictures right now, and the bike has seen a lot of use lately, so it is covered in muddy snow. If summer ever arrives here, I will take more pictures.
04-14-13, 12:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,255
Posted By letitsnow

Yes, but did so with a dremel. It wasn't the...

Yes, but did so with a dremel. It wasn't the best method but worked. The headset that I had has been sitting on my shelf for years - it has bearings that sit outside of the head tube so that I only...
04-14-13, 10:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,255
Posted By letitsnow

Thanks!

Thanks!
04-14-13, 09:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,255
Posted By letitsnow

'78 Schwinn Varsity with updates

This frame came from a bike that was my wife's when she was young(er).

I added a Dimension mtb disc fork - had to grind the head tube to allow for the 1 1/8" headset, the 26" mtb wheels and...
04-14-13, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 575
Posted By letitsnow

That was a good race! The winner was a surprise,...

That was a good race! The winner was a surprise, but I'm glad that he finally got one!!
04-06-13, 07:25 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,314
Posted By letitsnow

The real question in my mind is how can anybody...

The real question in my mind is how can anybody stand there without grabbing that? And I'm 41...
10-20-12, 08:32 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,948
Posted By letitsnow

Everybody is a nut to some degree, once you get...

Everybody is a nut to some degree, once you get to know them...
08-11-12, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By letitsnow

I am jealous!

I am jealous!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-12, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By letitsnow

I ride a same year Tarmac and really like it! I...

I ride a same year Tarmac and really like it! I would pay $250 for the change.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-12, 04:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,464
Posted By letitsnow

Thanks for posting this - I am going to copy you...

Thanks for posting this - I am going to copy you on a mountain bike that I use on the road, when riding with my wife.
07-29-12, 04:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,831
Posted By letitsnow

Not all people are perfect...

Not all people are perfect...
07-21-12, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By letitsnow

This might be a dumb question, but that has never...

This might be a dumb question, but that has never stopped me in the past - LL Sanchez seems like he is good at climbing, ITT, and sprinting. Why isn't he a GC threat?
07-15-12, 11:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,999
Posted By letitsnow

Isn't LLS riding with a broken wrist?

Isn't LLS riding with a broken wrist?
07-14-12, 11:14 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,042
Posted By letitsnow

In all forms of racing - you push everything to...

In all forms of racing - you push everything to the limit as long as you can pass the rules that are in place on race day.

If Nascar tested cars from 10 years ago, using todays testing methods -...
07-14-12, 10:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 956
Posted By letitsnow

Ok, thanks. I was assuming that the TT's were...

Ok, thanks. I was assuming that the TT's were mainly held on flat ground. I will look forward to the next mountain ITT.
07-14-12, 08:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 956
Posted By letitsnow

It looks like I am alone on this one. It would...

It looks like I am alone on this one. It would be fun to watch each rider do these climbs on their own. No looking at each other, no team helpers - just a race against the clock, through the...
07-13-12, 07:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 956
Posted By letitsnow

Why not TT a course like stage 11?

That would be fun to watch!!
07-04-12, 07:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,306
Posted By letitsnow

Give it a few more years. :)

Give it a few more years. :)
07-04-12, 07:54 AM
07-01-12, 08:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,306
Posted By letitsnow

Haha! How long have you been married?

Haha!

How long have you been married?
07-01-12, 08:17 PM
07-01-12, 05:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,306
Posted By letitsnow

Thanks for the advice.

Thanks for the advice.
07-01-12, 04:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,306
Posted By letitsnow

I have an American Comp Lite from that era that I...

I have an American Comp Lite from that era that I may try.
07-01-12, 04:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,306
Posted By letitsnow

Thanks for the idea, but I'm more of a power than...

Thanks for the idea, but I'm more of a power than a high cadence guy. Not that I couldn't ride a BMX bike, but I prefer not to spin that much.
07-01-12, 04:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,306
Posted By letitsnow

She rides a Scott Sub 45, and I can't get her on...

She rides a Scott Sub 45, and I can't get her on a regular style road bike.
07-01-12, 12:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,306
Posted By letitsnow

You guys are making me think about some options...

You guys are making me think about some options that I hadn't even considered, thanks.

I was thinking full suspension partly because it would take more effort to ride fast - which might help...
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