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12-03-08, 10:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,109
Posted By fore

racing in wisconsin my tire of choice this year...

racing in wisconsin my tire of choice this year has been the grifo xs file tread, 32mm, in the obligatory white. most of our races tend to be dry and this tire has worked out great.

the one really...
12-03-08, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By fore

actually, yes, that would have been a planet bike...

actually, yes, that would have been a planet bike skinsuit

i like to use the term "sneaky fast"

"deceptively fast" works as well. sometimes you'll see a blur of white down course, then you'll...
12-02-08, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By fore

Likewise, has anyone found any from saturday of a...

Likewise, has anyone found any from saturday of a portly cat 4 in a white skinsuit?
12-02-08, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By fore

Awesome.

Awesome.
11-24-08, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By fore

Because much to my optometrist's displeasure, I'm...

Because much to my optometrist's displeasure, I'm too cheap to buy prescription sunglasses.
11-23-08, 07:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,324
Posted By fore

Todd Wells carried a bottle and cage on his bike...

Todd Wells carried a bottle and cage on his bike during the Boulder Cup this year. I believe he may have won, as well.
11-22-08, 06:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,324
Posted By fore

i've been doing this for years and i still get my...

i've been doing this for years and i still get my ass handed to me in every race i enter.

and to that i say "so what?"

i don't race cross to win, i race cross because i think it's fun. yeah, it...
11-20-08, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By fore

I've tried just about every type of racing I...

I've tried just about every type of racing I could, and I find cyclocross to be my favorite, so I say I focus on that.

With that said, my summers and early autumns are spent traveling as a race...
10-15-08, 08:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,106
Posted By fore

Do you expect to receive a paycheck on a regular...

Do you expect to receive a paycheck on a regular basis?

Put simply, as a shop manager I don't care how much you love doing something if I'm paying you to do it.
10-13-08, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3,136
Views: 2,698,929
Posted By fore

cannondale. crashed up ultegra on loan from my...

cannondale.
crashed up ultegra on loan from my roommate's girlfriend.
easton ec90 aero.
challenge grifo xs.
fsa gossamer bb30.
shorty 6.
swiss-stop. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-07, 05:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,916
Posted By fore

Rule of fitting number one: Never listen to...

Rule of fitting number one: Never listen to anyone that says you're 1, 2, or 3 cms off based solely on a few stationary pictures.
Rule of fitting number two: Rule #1 is doubly-important when you're...
06-14-07, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By fore

I'd be surprised if you even have to go that high.

I'd be surprised if you even have to go that high.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-07, 07:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,504
Posted By fore

One's driving, I was in my truck following (which...

One's driving, I was in my truck following (which I'd later leave at the van driver's apartment), and we were on our way to pick up a few more.

Why?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-07, 10:52 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,504
Posted By fore

Yeah. Roof racks are stupid. (We...

Yeah. Roof racks are stupid.




(We later added one more bike to that roof.)
05-11-07, 09:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,387
Posted By fore

I'm a little rusty, it's been about a little over...

I'm a little rusty, it's been about a little over a month or so since I've done a frame-up build. When I was doing them regularly I could get a bare frame rideable in somewhere between 1:30 and 2:00...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-07, 11:43 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,144
Posted By fore

Yes, I do agree the job of the LBS is to help...

Yes, I do agree the job of the LBS is to help point their customers in the right direction. However, their job isn't that of a mind reader. If someone came to me asking for, say, a Shimano...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-07, 11:07 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,144
Posted By fore

I know perfectly well what an ISIS drive is. ...

I know perfectly well what an ISIS drive is.

I also know perfectly well that Shimano has never made anything with an ISIS spline on it.

And lastly, I also can assure you that Bontrager has...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-07, 11:04 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,144
Posted By fore

It's a what? with a what?

It's a what?



with a what?
04-18-07, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By fore

You're supposed to have about 3mm between the top...

You're supposed to have about 3mm between the top of the steerer and the top of the stem.

In a bind, so long as the steerer goes above the topmost clamp bolt, you can probably get away with it.
04-13-07, 08:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,233
Posted By fore

what the ****? pacific does not own raleigh....

what the ****?

pacific does not own raleigh. and raleigh does not own pacific.

while it's completely true raleigh/diamondback do some mass-merchant business, there is no connection between...
04-13-07, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By fore

From a bare frame, or dealer-ready/out-of-the-box?

From a bare frame, or dealer-ready/out-of-the-box?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-07, 09:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,048
Posted By fore

you're doing it wrong.

you're doing it wrong.
03-19-07, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By fore

Even if it does work, the SRAM shifters lack a...

Even if it does work, the SRAM shifters lack a trim option when in the big ring. The design of the outer cage plate on the SRAM deraillers prevents rub across the range of the cassette. Switch to the...
03-19-07, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By fore

no, that WONT work. sram front deraillers have a...

no, that WONT work. sram front deraillers have a different actuation ratio than either shimano or campagnolo. you'll have to use a sram rival or force front derailler as well.
03-19-07, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,677
Posted By fore

a 50ml bottle of shimano mineral oil, which is...

a 50ml bottle of shimano mineral oil, which is enough for a pair of brakes, retails for somewhere in the $12-$15 ballpark. not all that expensive, considering bleeding brakes is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-07, 09:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,772
Posted By fore

I work as a mechanic at a very large bicycle...

I work as a mechanic at a very large bicycle manufacturer, where I (and a couple other mechanics) build all of the bikes our company uses for catalog photo shoots and displays at trade shows and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-07, 04:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,772
Posted By fore

During the peak of my season I've got somewhere...

During the peak of my season I've got somewhere around 1,500 bikes hanging by their wheels at work. (Not a bike shop.)

Everything from 14.5lb road bikes to 45lb freeride/downhill bikes.

Your...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-07, 08:06 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,651
Posted By fore

Being able to find information doesn't...

Being able to find information doesn't necessarily imply being able to successfully use that information.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-07, 09:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 836
Posted By fore

The night before my last road race I think I ate...

The night before my last road race I think I ate a Philly Cheesesteak (wit Whiz), some french fries, and washed it down with a few beers.

I won the field sprint for 2nd. Damn breakaway...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-07, 07:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,486
Posted By fore

I've played around with the new Tete quite a bit...

I've played around with the new Tete quite a bit over the past few weeks. If things go to plan (which, of course, they won't) I'll have one in a short while.

I can say this about them: The...
03-14-07, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 797
Posted By fore

- Campagnolo, who also recommends against...

- Campagnolo, who also recommends against lubricating the crank bolt threads.

I don't have my Shimano reference manual here with me, but I do believe they advise against greasing the tapers as...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-07, 04:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,833
Posted By fore

I'm too busy looking after their bikes. Besides,...

I'm too busy looking after their bikes. Besides, I don't know that anyone would want any action from a 24 year old, short, kinda chubby, slightly balding, guy like myself.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-07, 09:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,223
Posted By fore

The more important question here is why does it...

The more important question here is why does it take you two hours to wash your bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-07, 08:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,833
Posted By fore

i do watch the superbowl, and i do drive a truck....

i do watch the superbowl, and i do drive a truck. i also own a very loud motorcycle. what of it?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-07, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By fore

But everyone here seems to care whether or not...

But everyone here seems to care whether or not someone should have a color-coordinated helmet, or shaved legs, or a carbon handlebar. Or, god forbid, someone put Shimano on an Italian frame. That'll...
03-08-07, 10:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,817
Posted By fore

The 2007 Klein Attitude I comes with a rigid...

The 2007 Klein Attitude I comes with a rigid Bontrager Switchblade fork with Carbon legs.
03-08-07, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 88,142
Posted By fore

I'm sorta-kinda looking for a pair of WOOD 700C...

I'm sorta-kinda looking for a pair of WOOD 700C rims. I don't care if they've got a braking surface or not (track specific rims are just fine), and I don't mind so much if they're used even, just so...
03-07-07, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,489
Posted By fore

king bearings are pressed into the cups at the...

king bearings are pressed into the cups at the factory, and aside from the etching on the outside of the cups top and bottom are identical. you could, if you were so inclined, install the bottom cup...
03-07-07, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,176
Posted By fore

I've been riding Time ATACs for while now, but...

I've been riding Time ATACs for while now, but decided to try Eggbeaters this spring to see if I liked them or not. After picking up a set of 2Ti Eggbeaters I was less than impressed. Yeah, they were...
03-07-07, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,489
Posted By fore

The starnut has nothing to do with the bearing...

The starnut has nothing to do with the bearing cap sitting flush with the cup.

OP: Everything is installed in the correct order. King bearing caps are usually (from my experience) a very tight...
02-13-07, 09:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,231
Posted By fore

I've taken to wearing shin guards pretty much...

I've taken to wearing shin guards pretty much every time I'm on my bike. I got sick of my shins looking like this:
02-11-07, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By fore

It could be a Pilot, which are also made of OCLV...

It could be a Pilot, which are also made of OCLV 120. The quickest way to check if it is in fact a Pilot is to look for fender eyelets on the rear dropouts. A Madone will not have them.
02-08-07, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By fore

I don't know that the 4x4 are any different at...

I don't know that the 4x4 are any different at all from your standard Eggbeater. Check with Crank Brothers.
02-08-07, 04:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 25,132
Posted By fore

Skip the wrench. Clamp the tool in a bench-vise...

Skip the wrench. Clamp the tool in a bench-vise and use the frame as your lever. Just make sure you turn the correct direction.
02-07-07, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By fore

oh ****. i just re-read the original post...

oh ****.

i just re-read the original post and i noticed it says fat tire tour. for some reason i was thinking milwaukee messenger invitational.

nevermind my *****ing about the date.

i've...
02-07-07, 07:10 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,482
Posted By fore

Because having one tool that fits many frames is...

Because having one tool that fits many frames is easier, faster, and more convenient than having an arsenal of various seatpost sizes.
02-06-07, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By fore

JUNE? the end of june? what's this june...

JUNE?

the end of june?

what's this june business?

what happened to the getting-warmer-but-still-feels-frigid days of mid-march?
02-06-07, 05:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,482
Posted By fore

If I could use the Park PRS-20 on every bike I...

If I could use the Park PRS-20 on every bike I work on I think I'd be a happy dude. Alas, there's no way right now to use it with through-axle front and rear ends. Until such a day arrives when I...
01-29-07, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 400,307
Posted By fore

2002 Klein Attitude Race: ...

2002 Klein Attitude Race:

http://chris.onegear.com/imgdump/bikephotoshoot/klein.jpg

1995 Gary Fisher Cronus:

http://chris.onegear.com/imgdump/bikephotoshoot/cronus.jpg

2007 Gary Fisher...
01-29-07, 07:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 856
Posted By fore

thanks. actually, my legs are shorter than...

thanks. actually, my legs are shorter than average, i just liked to ride my saddle a bit higher than usual on the track. as far as the short stem, that was just temporary. i normally ran either a 120...
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