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Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-15, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,469
Posted By khuon

I went from this... ...

I went from this...

http://www.neebu.net/~khuon/cycling/bikes/Aegis/2001-Aro_Svelte/images/PICT0013.JPG

... to this...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-15, 12:48 AM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 303,151
Posted By khuon

Lopez Island, San Juan Islands chain, Washington ...

Lopez Island, San Juan Islands chain, Washington
http://www.neebu.net/~khuon/albums/20050624-lopez_island/pict0034.jpg
05-27-15, 01:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,625
Posted By khuon

Perhaps this wasa mechanical that prevented him...

Perhaps this wasa mechanical that prevented him from stopping in time... perhaps not. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and also glad he seems to be okay.

When I was a kid (around 10 years...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-15, 01:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,384
Posted By khuon

I've broken one once during a ride and it...

I've broken one once during a ride and it sucked... which is why I carry spares now. That said, I haven't broken one since. So maybe this is my way of warding off spoke breakages. :) It should be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-15, 12:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,384
Posted By khuon

The ability to keep the pump in the post depends...

The ability to keep the pump in the post depends on the ID of the post and how close it is to the barrel OD of the pump. The Lezynes have a rubber cap on either end and those serve to friction fit...
05-21-15, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,936
Posted By khuon

Interesting... they must have been only installed...

Interesting... they must have been only installed on 6800 mechanical front derailleurs. I just got my bike rebuilt with a FD6870 and it didn't have the plastic skid plate.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-15, 01:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 848
Posted By khuon

Sometimes it's also about the time of day. I've...

Sometimes it's also about the time of day. I've found the roads near a church to be especially frightening between 1130 and noon on Sunday mornings.
05-20-15, 11:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,899
Posted By khuon

Xpedo Spry and either the Shimano DX (MX30) or...

Xpedo Spry and either the Shimano DX (MX30) or Saint (MX80) pedals are also worth a look.

Also the Xpedo Traverse series of pedals provide an interesting take on the modern platform pedals.
05-20-15, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,936
Posted By khuon

I've never had a bike with one of those...

I've never had a bike with one of those derailleur cage plastic add-ons... nor have I ever felt they were necessary or useful. The metal on metal contact may sound like it's cause for concern but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-15, 03:30 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 21,604
Posted By khuon

Even though they are a local (Washington)...

Even though they are a local (Washington) company, I don't see many of their high-end bikes around here. Their midgrade and lower end stuff do make a fair showing. I'm sure that's due to them...
05-19-15, 03:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,818
Posted By khuon

You didn't get an advanced one with a built-in...

You didn't get an advanced one with a built-in heater to keep the pitot tube from icing up? |8^)
05-18-15, 04:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,818
Posted By khuon

Dammit. I remember having an old analog bicycle...

Dammit. I remember having an old analog bicycle speedometer mounted to a Huffy 12-speed MTB back in the 1980s. I kind of wish I still had it. I can't remember exactly who made it but it looked...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-15, 03:30 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 21,604
Posted By khuon

I have always mourned the loss of respect for...

I have always mourned the loss of respect for Nishiki. One of my most loved MTBs was my 1990 Nishiki Ariel (Cunningham designed w/full DeoreDX; poor-man's Mantis XCR). It was part of the same line...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-15, 03:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,384
Posted By khuon

I'd only need to remove the seatpost to access...

I'd only need to remove the seatpost to access the pump if I've flatted on the road. At that point, I've already been hassled. I guess time will tell if it becomes the straw that breaks the camel's...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-15, 03:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,384
Posted By khuon

No... the spokes don't rattle around in the...

No... the spokes don't rattle around in the frame. Due to the very specific shape of my seat-tube, they get pushed down to a point where they naturally get lodged (aided by the handle of the pump...
Replies: 21
Views: 2,070
Posted By khuon

BTW, this looks to be a 1999 model year 5200. ...

BTW, this looks to be a 1999 model year 5200. The Trek 5200 is an OCLV bike. OCLV involves carbon lugs although later OCLV bikes began to use a three-piece sub-assembly construction method that is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-15, 07:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,384
Posted By khuon

85 PSI is actually pretty easy. 100 PSI isn't...

85 PSI is actually pretty easy. 100 PSI isn't too difficult. I usually run 120 PSI and that takes a bit more. You just have to have a little patience. The pump is rated for 160 PSI but I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-15, 04:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,384
Posted By khuon

After using CO2 catridges for over 25 years, I...

After using CO2 catridges for over 25 years, I finally decided that the advancements in pumps has gotten to the point where they are small enough and can produce high enough pressures for me to go...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-15, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By khuon

If we are talking about 10-speed Ultegra Di2...

If we are talking about 10-speed Ultegra Di2 (6770 series) then it is possible but it won't be cheap and simple and there are some pitfalls along the way. If we're talking about 10-speed Dura-Ace...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-15, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 997
Posted By khuon

Sidi (and other shoe manufacturers) have started...

Sidi (and other shoe manufacturers) have started releasing 4-bolt Speedplay cleat compatible shoes recently.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-15, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By khuon

I already have high quality dedicated tools for...

I already have high quality dedicated tools for home wrenching. I carry a couple of spare spikes in my seatpost in case I break/bend one which has happened before. I just need a tool to get the new...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-15, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By khuon

Suggestions for a new multitool

My current one is a 1st gen Topeak Alien. I'm looking for something more updated. Most of the ones on the market today seem to have the same collection of allen keys and crescent sizes so my...
05-15-15, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By khuon

If you wear road shoes, you might have to do some...

If you wear road shoes, you might have to do some trimming to get the Frog cleats to work. Also, I had to put in a special SPD bolt-pattern adaptor (which I also hade to trim-out with a dremel) to...
05-14-15, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By khuon

I tried using Frogs on my roadbike but really...

I tried using Frogs on my roadbike but really didn't like the feel of them. And yes, you're supposed to just let your feet follow the float. I just couldn't get used to the what felt like pedalling...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-15, 03:21 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 8,861
Posted By khuon

At the time of this writing, I'm running e-tube...

At the time of this writing, I'm running e-tube Project (2.9.0) on a fully patched and updated Windows7SP1 machine with only .NET Framework 4.5.2 (latest 4.5 patch). Sure e-tube claims it requires...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-15, 06:29 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 21,604
Posted By khuon

Some names not mentioned so far but I've seen...

Some names not mentioned so far but I've seen around my parts are Salsa, Surly, Rock Lobster, Terry, Rivendell, Co-Motion.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-15, 05:55 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 8,861
Posted By khuon

If you're doing a greenfield build and update...

If you're doing a greenfield build and update everything to the latest firmware then there shouldn't be any issues. Granted the firmware situation gets muddier if you're going from 10-sp to 11-sp...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-15, 05:40 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 8,861
Posted By khuon

Seconded... unless you have some deep-down...

Seconded... unless you have some deep-down aversion towards electronics....

Just as something to consider... Ultegra Di2 costs about the same as Dura-Ace Mechanical.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-15, 05:37 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 8,861
Posted By khuon

It depends. Dura-Ace is the flagship Shimano...

It depends. Dura-Ace is the flagship Shimano group but there are sometimes reasons one would pick Ultegra or parts of Ultegra over Dura-Ace. The main difference is actually found in weight. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-15, 11:20 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,602,020
Posted By khuon

The rise on that stem and the angle of the drops...

The rise on that stem and the angle of the drops detract a bit from the looks but if it fits and works for you then it is what it is. However, that loop on the rear derailleur cable seems excessive....
05-08-15, 09:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,415
Posted By khuon

You gotta admit... that reads funny. :)

You gotta admit... that reads funny. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-15, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,392
Posted By khuon

You might want to start off by asking yourself...

You might want to start off by asking yourself why you want to upgrade. What is it about your current bike that is compelling you to seek out something else? I'm not questioning your decision to...
05-08-15, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By khuon

Also be aware that especially for MTB tyres, the...

Also be aware that especially for MTB tyres, the tread blocks can add substantially to the overall width. So for example, a 2.2" tyre with very thick and large treads may actually be effectively...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-15, 01:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,384
Posted By khuon

I don't remember what the weight was. I know...

I don't remember what the weight was. I know there were a few companies producing posts like this and I have also seen someone modify an existing pump to fit their seatpost...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-15, 12:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,384
Posted By khuon

If your seatstays support it, you can try...

If your seatstays support it, you can try mounting a full-length pump along one of them. I would recommend the NDS seatstay for obvious reasons.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-15, 12:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,384
Posted By khuon

Never used one myself but here's an alternative...

Never used one myself but here's an alternative idea...

http://premiumbikegear.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/BioLogic_PostPump_2_RedDot_Collage.jpg
05-08-15, 12:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,415
Posted By khuon

I consider myself a recreational rider... ...

I consider myself a recreational rider... Sometimes that recreation occurs on the road. And sometimes it's offroad. I used to commute by bike to work before my commutes involved hopping on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-15, 06:21 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 9,934
Posted By khuon

The Dork Disc is usually a round clear or black...

The Dork Disc is usually a round clear or black plastic (old ones were metal) ring mounted between the largest gear in the cluster and the spokes. It is meant to protect your spokes in case you...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-15, 11:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,229
Posted By khuon

I'm not denying that Bianchi and Campagnolo are...

I'm not denying that Bianchi and Campagnolo are iconic Italian brands and that they have their place in history as well as modern times but to say that one must be coupled to the other or any...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-15, 10:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,795
Posted By khuon

Reminds me of that Simpson's episode when Homer...

Reminds me of that Simpson's episode when Homer assembles Bart's new bike and it falls apart on his first ride...

"Uh-oh! Whoa!
I'm riding a unicycle with my pants down...
This should be every...
05-06-15, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By khuon

Don't forget Kachess Ridge and if you ever make...

Don't forget Kachess Ridge and if you ever make it to the Olympic Penninsula, there's Mt. Muller.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-15, 09:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,229
Posted By khuon

And you just proved my point. It doesn't matter....

And you just proved my point. It doesn't matter. Get the group that feels most comfortable to use. I only pointed out that the Impulso's frame is made in Asia just to highlight the fact that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-15, 04:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,229
Posted By khuon

What makes the frame Italian and why does it...

What makes the frame Italian and why does it matter? One could easily argue that since the Impulso's frame was made in Asia then it should receive an Asian grouppo thus pointing towards Shimano...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-15, 01:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,229
Posted By khuon

I'm assuming we're talking mechanical here and...

I'm assuming we're talking mechanical here and not Di2 or EPS.

I find that Shimano systems shift smoother across the board. Campy has a bit more CF bling and I find it to be a bit more...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-15, 12:43 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 9,934
Posted By khuon

With the number of cheap Cree -based LED lights...

With the number of cheap Cree -based LED lights you can get these days, surely some Fredly Person has Quadrophenialised their bike by now...
05-05-15, 06:39 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 102,745
Posted By khuon

I'm not sure if my bike can be considered...

I'm not sure if my bike can be considered vintage...

It's a 2001 Aegis Aro Svelte that was originally built up with almost a full 9-speed Dura-Ace but with FSA cranks.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-15, 04:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,073
Posted By khuon

Agreed. I hear it's the new black.

Agreed. I hear it's the new black.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-15, 04:35 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 9,934
Posted By khuon

I think you should make this totally functional...

I think you should make this totally functional and Fredly. My recommendation would be to replace the flagpole with a full-wave CB antenna on a spring mount, xcvr base-station on the trunk rack,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-15, 04:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,548
Posted By khuon

I saw an entire bunch of people riding around in...

I saw an entire bunch of people riding around in full armour just last Friday...

http://ww2.hdnux.com/photos/27/65/35/6248297/3/628x471.jpg

And for really hostile environments...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-15, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,929
Posted By khuon

I understand the reason behind your post. I was...

I understand the reason behind your post. I was just also pointing out what I did as another alternative. I agree that 3D printing technology is a disruptive one that opens up a whole world of...
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