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Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-12, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2,073
Views: 397,774
Posted By 8Lives

Last years ***ted Healthcare team wheels - Chris...

Last years ***ted Healthcare team wheels - Chris King hubs in delicious mango.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-12, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2,073
Views: 397,774
Posted By 8Lives

234584 Not the best pic, but definitely...

234584

Not the best pic, but definitely black...
11-18-11, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,862
Posted By 8Lives

Chrome = Good. Custom - I use Rickshaw: ...

Chrome = Good. Custom - I use Rickshaw: http://www.rickshawbags.com/ built to order bags...in SF
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-11, 10:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 889
Posted By 8Lives

I just went through the same evaluation. I ended...

I just went through the same evaluation. I ended up with Specialized Stumpjumper 29 Expert - Hardtail. Love it and the right choice for me.

Start with what kind of riding you'll do = jdon nailed...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-11, 09:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,326
Posted By 8Lives

[QUOTE=calamarichris;13410830]'84 Masi Gran...

[QUOTE=calamarichris;13410830]'84 Masi Gran Criterium. I could never afford it when I was a USCF J***or bagging groceries for $4.35/hr, but when I came home on Xmas leave in '88 from the Army 4 years...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-11, 09:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,706
Posted By 8Lives

Pure awesome debunking.

Pure awesome debunking.
10-25-11, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By 8Lives

Endurox R4 for me.

Endurox R4 for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-11, 02:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,881
Posted By 8Lives

Have to share a great dad moment from this...

Have to share a great dad moment from this summer. I took my daughter on some weekends to see different events, we had a blast. As we were leaving the Sunday MotoGP race at Laguna Seca she said...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-11, 11:47 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,547
Posted By 8Lives

Wow, over thinking this much? There is a whole...

Wow, over thinking this much? There is a whole thread over on roadbikereview forums about this dude that passed these guys then couldn't hang, then whimped by going right.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-11, 08:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,881
Posted By 8Lives

Tough one, and I get the nuance - it is about our...

Tough one, and I get the nuance - it is about our expectations and "stuff" as parents not getting in the way. No sage advice here other than what you are doing - be hyper-aware of it and attuned to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-11, 05:05 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 16,271
Posted By 8Lives

Exactly. I would much rather take responsibility...

Exactly. I would much rather take responsibility for my own actions than trust someone else not to trash my bike and then blame them if they do.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-11, 09:07 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 16,271
Posted By 8Lives

I find this debate a little bizarre, but I find...

I find this debate a little bizarre, but I find lot's on the 41 strange. Roof Racks = better FOR ME because:

1. Putting a 10k bike on the back just makes no sense TO ME at all. Yes, it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-11, 02:14 PM
Replies: 18,542
Views: 3,652,095
Posted By 8Lives

Last weekend - Specialized Stumpjumper 29'er hard...

Last weekend - Specialized Stumpjumper 29'er hard tail Expert. Heading to the dark side...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-11, 01:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,021
Posted By 8Lives

Not sure which models/years. It was a major...

Not sure which models/years. It was a major issue for my Parlee Z5, and the guys at the shop just mentioned that when they talked to SRAM it was an issue on other models. I'd suggest having your...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-11, 01:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,021
Posted By 8Lives

Just posted this on the "other" FD thread, but...

Just posted this on the "other" FD thread, but will put it here too - in the interest of posting useful information when someone actually takes the time to do a search in the future.

Some bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-11, 01:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 812
Posted By 8Lives

What I found out was that certain bikes have a...

What I found out was that certain bikes have a SRAM Red FD issue - among them Parlees and (I think) Cervelos. The way the hanger aligns has the FD just off perfectly aligned and you start getting...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-11, 01:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,163
Posted By 8Lives

This brings back memories of a similar charity...

This brings back memories of a similar charity event I did in the '80's. It hurt like hell, and we had three riders. Good luck!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-11, 12:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,347
Posted By 8Lives

Wow, I am sorta surprised no one has mentioned a ...

Wow, I am sorta surprised no one has mentioned a Gran Fondo yet, unless I missed it. So - Levi's Gran Fondo. 103 miles, 9k feet of climbing (all in two major sections), 7,500 riders over the three ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-11, 03:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,233
Posted By 8Lives

I have a Selle Italia Flite Gel Flow on my Lemond...

I have a Selle Italia Flite Gel Flow on my Lemond and put an SLR Carbonio on my Parlee. For me the non-padded SLR is more comfortable. You need to experiment but also don't assume that more gel or...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-11, 03:04 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,861
Posted By 8Lives

I went with Red on my Parlee because it is...

I went with Red on my Parlee because it is lighter then DA and less expensive. I already was pushing the cost envelope, but it did come in at 14.09 with peddles, cages & computer.
07-16-11, 09:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,751
Posted By 8Lives

One of my biggest pet peeves. If I get passed...

One of my biggest pet peeves. If I get passed and want to up the pace I'll always give a "mind if I sit in?". I just don't get it and worse than that I really hate being part of someone else's...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-11, 10:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,709
Posted By 8Lives

No way I would put my Parlee on a rear mounted...

No way I would put my Parlee on a rear mounted rack. It goes inside my XC60 unless I have the family, then on the top.
06-30-11, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By 8Lives

The drivetrain is C-Record so not sure where I...

The drivetrain is C-Record so not sure where I would go with that :-). I get leaving it original, but what I am after is a restoration. And to be clear - I'll ride it occasionally but have two...
06-30-11, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By 8Lives

What I need is basically 4 parts: 1) Strip it...

What I need is basically 4 parts: 1) Strip it and send out for painting 2) identify what parts need to be hunted down to restore it. 3)help find said parts 4) rebuild

bigbossman - I wish I had...
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By 8Lives

Thanks - it really needs a repaint and so a big...

Thanks - it really needs a repaint and so a big part of this is bringing it back to the original delivery specs as put together by Dan Rock at Adams Ave. Bikes. as I said, it won't get sold so more...
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By 8Lives

Curious what it will be worth when done...

Caveat that I do not plan to sell it, but I am new to the C&V world and was curious ballpark what this bike when restored bike might be worth.

It is a custom frame, Columbus SLX if memory serves,...
06-29-11, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By 8Lives

Thank you both, just what I was looking for! I...

Thank you both, just what I was looking for! I am very happy with Cyclesports in Oakland - they just built my Parlee. But this calls for someone with a particular passion for C&V.
06-28-11, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By 8Lives

Classic Bike Rebuild - Shop advice needed

I have a custom 1985 Rob Roberson frame with an almost complete C-Record group. Hasn't been ridden in 20 years and it is time to resurrect it. Rob was a frame builder in San Diego in the mid-80's. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-11, 10:22 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,015
Posted By 8Lives

First a good fit is well worth it. Any...

First a good fit is well worth it. Any reasonably higher-end new bike should come with one. It gives you a solid baseline from which you can make small changes, then always get back to where you...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-11, 05:10 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,598,193
Posted By 8Lives

https://www.me.com/ro/aaronmann/Galleries/100005/I...

https://www.me.com/ro/aaronmann/Galleries/100005/IMG_0323/web.jpg?ver=13072286840001

Trying for better pic, hopefully this does it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-11, 08:59 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,598,193
Posted By 8Lives

You slammin' the bike or the pic? I suck at...

You slammin' the bike or the pic? I suck at photography...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-11, 04:53 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,598,193
Posted By 8Lives

https://www.me.com/ro/aaronmann/Galleries/100005/P...

https://www.me.com/ro/aaronmann/Galleries/100005/Parlee%20Z5%20%281%29/web.jpg?ver=13071415040001

14.09 as shown. Those are ***ted Healthcare team wheels using Chris King hubs in delicious mango.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-11, 04:00 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,442
Posted By 8Lives

Damn I just got 2 Arundel Mandible cages for my...

Damn I just got 2 Arundel Mandible cages for my new Parlee. These magnets might have shaved the last few ounces off to bring it under 14lbs :-).

I thought these were a solution to a problem...
05-23-11, 06:06 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 10,091
Posted By 8Lives

very well said.

very well said.
05-13-11, 12:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,075
Posted By 8Lives

According to my sources - If it is rain/snow and...

According to my sources - If it is rain/snow and no ac***ulation on roads they'll run the stage. Snow sticking probably cancels the stage.

I may get updates from the ***ted Healthcare Team and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-11, 07:18 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,060
Posted By 8Lives

I am in the "wear what you want" camp. ...

I am in the "wear what you want" camp. Personally I wear my LBS jersey (Capo, very nice), my climbing Gym team jersey (Voler, meh) and since we are a marketing partner of UHC Pro I'll probably wear...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-11, 03:40 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,302
Posted By 8Lives

Parlee: Red Lemond: Ultegra Classic Steel:...

Parlee: Red
Lemond: Ultegra
Classic Steel: Campy C-Record (still delicious)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-11, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By 8Lives

Damn that was fun!

A friend dropped off his Specialized S-works MTB this morning. It's converted to a single speed and man what a blast. I went out for an hour after my road ride and the climbing really killed me (in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-11, 06:18 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,237
Posted By 8Lives

:thumb: About the only other place I would...

:thumb:

About the only other place I would consider would be Los Gatos. I need urban with access to roads and trails no more than 2 stoplights away. And hills. Lotsa hills...
04-11-11, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 974
Posted By 8Lives

Clif's a block from here and their warehouse is...

Clif's a block from here and their warehouse is behind our office - going to "borrow" bars now (they do take care of folks in the neighborhood)! Seriously, great stuff - love the Mojo bars...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-11, 06:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,241
Posted By 8Lives

I'd be careful with that. Seat position is set...

I'd be careful with that. Seat position is set in relation to the crank, pretty critical to getting your hips in the right place. It is about the last thing I'd try (okay, I wouldn't at all) to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-11, 05:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 659
Posted By 8Lives

Well, you probably don't have a core issue! I've...

Well, you probably don't have a core issue! I've been working (not that successfully) on an iron cross and a front lever (almost there). At 51 it doesn't come quickly but it does come with work. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-11, 03:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 659
Posted By 8Lives

Not being sarcastic at all - but are you sure...

Not being sarcastic at all - but are you sure your core is really strong? I thought mine was (also tons of swimming) until I started seriously bouldering. And then I realized how weak it really...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-11, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By 8Lives

Tire levers - depends. First, I'd reco the...

Tire levers - depends. First, I'd reco the Hutchinson tire. The Specialized S-works (made by Hutchinson) seems to be a tighter fit and can be a real pain to get on. I have a rear right now that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-11, 08:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,488
Posted By 8Lives

Good taste in cars...

Good taste in cars...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-11, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By 8Lives

Entirely normal - has happened with every set i...

Entirely normal - has happened with every set i used, sometimes with more overnight drop than that.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-11, 07:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,687
Posted By 8Lives

My Z5 with sram red should be here in another...

My Z5 with sram red should be here in another week or two (got it in nude carbon with ghost logos, so taking longer). A big reason I went with the z5 was that with 12 sizes each with 2 head tube...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-11, 06:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,209
Posted By 8Lives

I grew up in La Jolla, and have lived in Boulder,...

I grew up in La Jolla, and have lived in Boulder, LA and NYC. For me the Bay Area just works, especially Berkeley where I live. The town is very bike friendly, 15 minutes from downtown SF, and all...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-11, 05:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,293
Posted By 8Lives

Tires - More choices would be good, but as stated...

Tires - More choices would be good, but as stated above - I like them better than Pro3's which is saying something. Maxxis is coming out with a new tubeless next month - the Padrone Tubeless.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-11, 04:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,293
Posted By 8Lives

I have about 6-7,000 miles on tubeless, both...

I have about 6-7,000 miles on tubeless, both Hutchinson branded and their specialized version. My last standard clinchers were Pro 3 race.

I am putting DuaraAce tubeless rims on my new Parlee,...
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