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02-24-17, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3,201
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Posted By SpeshulEd

Looking good!

Looking good!
02-24-17, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4,829
Views: 563,069
Posted By SpeshulEd

Yeah, the Valley of the Sun race wasn't all that...

Yeah, the Valley of the Sun race wasn't all that sunny this year. Great photo, hope you guys did well! I ended up skipping 24hop and didn't even bother venturing down to the crit race on Sunday and...
Forum: Southwest
02-24-17, 12:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,097
Posted By SpeshulEd

Nice photos and congrats on getting 2500' of...

Nice photos and congrats on getting 2500' of elevation in 35 miles! That's actually harder to do in Phoenix than it should be.

Sorry to hear you bonked - dehydration can definitely kick your butt...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-17, 11:59 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 18,641
Posted By SpeshulEd

I'm fairly positive you'll get close to the 2k...

I'm fairly positive you'll get close to the 2k miles out of the Pro1s. I was getting close to that on my last set until I gashed my rear tire. Even with the gash, I should be able to use a boot and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-17, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,140
Posted By SpeshulEd

Woohoo, happy I found this thread. I absolutely...

Woohoo, happy I found this thread. I absolutely love that paint job. Thinking of painting up my Surly Karate Monkey with the same color.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-17, 10:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By SpeshulEd

Those wheels are tubeless ready, but I didn't...

Those wheels are tubeless ready, but I didn't have any luck with their rim tape holding air around the valve, so I yanked off the rim tape and used 1" gorilla tape.

Super easy fix and the tires...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-17, 10:16 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,621
Posted By SpeshulEd

I say go for it.

I say go for it.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-17, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 180,941
Posted By SpeshulEd

Mmmm, purple! That frame is HOT!!! Did you have...

Mmmm, purple! That frame is HOT!!! Did you have it custom painted?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-17, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 180,941
Posted By SpeshulEd

For a steel road bike, it's awesome! I had 32c...

For a steel road bike, it's awesome! I had 32c tubeless tires on it at one point, but the DA brakes wouldn't fit around them.



You mean awesome?

Seriously, it's not the hot or not thread, so...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-17, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 180,941
Posted By SpeshulEd

My Mr. Pink shortly after I got it...will post up...

My Mr. Pink shortly after I got it...will post up a new photo once I get the new crankset installed. It currently has new wheels (ENVEs went to my new cannondale) and upgraded the SRAM Rival to Dura...
Forum: Southwest
02-17-17, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,097
Posted By SpeshulEd

Yeah, it's a nice route. There will be a little...

Yeah, it's a nice route. There will be a little climbing but nothing too out of the norm. There will also be some shops but things are a little more spread out up there, so there'll still be some...
02-17-17, 09:38 AM
Replies: 24,405
Views: 1,901,953
Posted By SpeshulEd

Your neighbors are growing ganja!!

Your neighbors are growing ganja!!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-17, 09:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,665
Posted By SpeshulEd

My personal preference is SPD-SL over Speedplay,...

My personal preference is SPD-SL over Speedplay, mostly only because I prefer the way they click in. I'm now running Look cleats because of Powertap pedals.

All pedal setups can be found used for...
02-17-17, 09:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,103
Posted By SpeshulEd

Yep, I added a java script blocker to chrome and...

Yep, I added a java script blocker to chrome and now I can view the site without the hassle.
Forum: Southwest
02-17-17, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,097
Posted By SpeshulEd

Nice route, there's a few busy roads in there,...

Nice route, there's a few busy roads in there, but they're ridden often, so you'll be fine. Great riding up there.
02-17-17, 09:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,235
Posted By SpeshulEd

But the greasy chain all over your fingers is a...

But the greasy chain all over your fingers is a pain.

Also, what happens when you want to run different sized tires on a different bike. I can throw my powertap pedals on either of my two road...
02-16-17, 07:08 PM
Replies: 24,405
Views: 1,901,953
Posted By SpeshulEd

Bus drivers are the worst!

Bus drivers are the worst!
02-16-17, 02:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,235
Posted By SpeshulEd

Take a look at the Powertap P1 (or P1s) Pedals...

Take a look at the Powertap P1 (or P1s) Pedals over the Garmin Vectors. After reading DCRainmaker's reviews, it was an easy decision for me to go with those over the vectors.

Especially if you...
02-16-17, 02:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,103
Posted By SpeshulEd

What adblocker do you use or did you just enter...

What adblocker do you use or did you just enter your email? I get the warning using ABP.

I usually just avoid that site, but if there's a better adblocker out there, I want it! :)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-17, 02:00 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,603,166
Posted By SpeshulEd

This is amazing. Stop lurking and comment more.

This is amazing. Stop lurking and comment more.
02-15-17, 04:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,103
Posted By SpeshulEd

I'm a big fan of their website...below I've...

I'm a big fan of their website...below I've circled the actual parts of the article, everything not circled is ads, as they now demand you turn off your ad blocker in order to access the site.
...
02-15-17, 04:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,904
Posted By SpeshulEd

Hey, that's fine. I'm content with my car being a...

Hey, that's fine. I'm content with my car being a tool that carries my bikes and get's me to work on occasion. I really don't enjoy driving that much anymore.

To be completely honest, I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-17, 10:06 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,603,166
Posted By SpeshulEd

I had actually purchased the hub mounted speed...

I had actually purchased the hub mounted speed sensor shortly after they came out. The battery had died in it and I didn't even notice until I tried to sync it with my new 820. After that I just left...
02-15-17, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,598
Posted By SpeshulEd

It's a lot easier to access your beer in a front...

It's a lot easier to access your beer in a front basket. So there's that.
02-15-17, 09:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,904
Posted By SpeshulEd

When I was younger I always wanted a fast looking...

When I was younger I always wanted a fast looking car with a great audio system, with decals and logos, and whatnot.

Now that I'm older, I want the blandest looking car that will blend in with...
Forum: Touring
02-15-17, 09:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,395
Posted By SpeshulEd

The guys on bikepacking.com seem to like it. ...

The guys on bikepacking.com seem to like it.

Traveling Tubeless for Bikepacking and Touring - BIKEPACKING.com (http://www.bikepacking.com/plan/traveling-tubeless-guide/)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-17, 09:40 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,603,166
Posted By SpeshulEd

What are 32 deep wheels? It appears the rims are...

What are 32 deep wheels? It appears the rims are already 30-40mm deep...



When I still used the magnet, I'd put it on the spoke that was hidden behind the chainstay when the valve was at 6...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-17, 04:29 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,603,166
Posted By SpeshulEd

Yeah, but how often do you pay attention to your...

Yeah, but how often do you pay attention to your speed? Other than a quick glance on occasion, I hardly even pay attention.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-17, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 681
Posted By SpeshulEd

Homebrew knows his stuff!

Homebrew knows his stuff!
Forum: Touring
02-14-17, 04:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,395
Posted By SpeshulEd

I have bikepacked tubleless, have a tubeless road...

I have bikepacked tubleless, have a tubeless road bike, cx bike, and two mountain bikes.

I'm a fan, myself, but things can be finicky at times. When I bikepacked, I still took two tubes with me,...
Replies: 48
Views: 3,193
Posted By SpeshulEd

If you don't have anything nice to say, it's...

If you don't have anything nice to say, it's probably best not to say anything at all.
02-14-17, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By SpeshulEd

I'll close this one since you started one in...

I'll close this one since you started one in Touring already! :)
02-13-17, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,084
Posted By SpeshulEd

Strava.

Strava.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-17, 05:52 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,603,166
Posted By SpeshulEd

It has all the right bits, but I wish it had a...

It has all the right bits, but I wish it had a pop of color.
Forum: Touring
02-13-17, 03:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,404
Posted By SpeshulEd

To be honest, getting a light bike for touring...

To be honest, getting a light bike for touring wasn't even in my head at the time. I just wanted something that could handle being thrown around on singletrack with all the gear. I'd guess the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-17, 09:37 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,912
Posted By SpeshulEd

I hate victim blaming. To the OP, I think...

I hate victim blaming.

To the OP, I think you handled the situation just as well as anyone.
Forum: Touring
02-11-17, 09:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,404
Posted By SpeshulEd

I'm not sure, I believe the Karate Monkey is...

I'm not sure, I believe the Karate Monkey is advertised more as a hard tail mountain bike where the Ogre is advertised as more of everything/touring bike. The new versions are quite a bit different,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-17, 09:15 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,912
Posted By SpeshulEd

I would report both of those. Even if the bus...

I would report both of those. Even if the bus driver didn't see you, they're responsible for driving children and should be paying better attention than that, especially considering they waited for...
Forum: Touring
02-11-17, 08:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,404
Posted By SpeshulEd

It's a steel bike, obviously it'll be heavier...

It's a steel bike, obviously it'll be heavier than carbon or aluminum, but no heavier than any other steel bike on the market. Mine weighs the same as my FS aluminum mountain bike. It's not that bad.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-17, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By SpeshulEd

Did the 8 arms just come out, I don't think I've...

Did the 8 arms just come out, I don't think I've ever noticed there was even a difference before. I had to go check my bikes to see what they had, haha.

As for the KOM, the guy had an average...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-17, 11:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,487
Posted By SpeshulEd

It's also entertaining that as you patch your...

It's also entertaining that as you patch your tube, you leave a 1/4" gaping hole in your tire.
02-10-17, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 701
Posted By SpeshulEd

I'm currently using Continental sealant, it's ok,...

I'm currently using Continental sealant, it's ok, but I prefer Stans out of the two. Stanimals for the win.

In the Phoenix summer heat, I have to add sealant about once a month, in the winter you...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-17, 11:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,487
Posted By SpeshulEd

Good luck getting that thing into the tiny baby...

Good luck getting that thing into the tiny baby hole in the tube on the first try.
Forum: Touring
02-10-17, 11:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,404
Posted By SpeshulEd

I bought my KM specifically for bikepacking but...

I bought my KM specifically for bikepacking but it's so fun to ride, I tend to take it out on the trails more than my full suspension mountain bike.

It's a very capable bike, this is last year's...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-17, 11:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By SpeshulEd

Argh, yeah you're right, I'm only showing the 8...

Argh, yeah you're right, I'm only showing the 8 arm in the mid compact. If I happen across any, I'll let you know.



Bummer that the picture is broken, not sure what's up there, however, because...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-17, 06:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,972
Posted By SpeshulEd

Ridge Supply has 20% off sitewide today with code...

Ridge Supply has 20% off sitewide today with code SOCKLOVE

In other news, Ridge Supply, Handlebar Moustache, and Sako7 are all just rebranded Defeets - sometimes you can find them on amazon for...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-17, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By SpeshulEd

I have never ordered from them, but if you...

I have never ordered from them, but if you weren't in that big of a hurry, I'd just watch ebay. There's a 10 arm on there right now for $200 and I've seen new takeoffs locally selling for as low as...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-17, 10:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,900
Posted By SpeshulEd

I have around 30 or so kits that I've accumulated...

I have around 30 or so kits that I've accumulated over the years, as most get older I just turn them into trainer-only kits. That said, I think the worst bibs that I've acquired would have to be the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-17, 09:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,808
Posted By SpeshulEd

No idea on the mask, but there's definitely a...

No idea on the mask, but there's definitely a business in it...
Altitude Training | Hypoxico ? The leaders in Altitude Training Systems (http://www.hypoxico.com/home-systems/)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-17, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10,210
Views: 2,649,374
Posted By SpeshulEd

For the sake of reference...NOS SISL crankset for...

For the sake of reference...NOS SISL crankset for $300 (which is a bit on the high side, I only paid $200 when I picked up mine a few months ago)
NEW** CANNONDALE SISL- HOLLOWGRAM CRANKSET ROAD...
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