Search: Posts Made By: Pb_Okole
Showing results 1 to 50 of 255
Search took 0.15 seconds.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-18, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 690,878
Posted By Pb_Okole

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/0bd3ef59_fed7_4017_a23f_4a873709f0be_8f5ce80b53fb18fec30812d0220063f2ce8b883b.jpeg
My Lynskey Sportive in final form. Ksyrium SLS...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-18, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 690,878
Posted By Pb_Okole

New Lynskey Sportive

Picture taken after first ride the day I finished building...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-16, 02:33 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,098
Posted By Pb_Okole

But, if you are good at it, you will get in in...

But, if you are good at it, you will get in in the hole more often with less effort.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-16, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By Pb_Okole

It is essentially the same bike with carbon...

It is essentially the same bike with carbon wheels and a different paint job than last year's ALR 6. Last year this bike came with the Bontrager wheel set. All the other ALRs appear to be the same,...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-16, 07:55 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,219
Posted By Pb_Okole

You might want to google polonium-210.

You might want to google polonium-210.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-16, 08:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,095
Posted By Pb_Okole

The S5 uses 300 series carbon and the ALR5/6...

The S5 uses 300 series carbon and the ALR5/6 frameset is comparable in weight to the SL (5 series carbon) frameset and even uses the same fork as the SL if I recall correctly.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-16, 08:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,278
Posted By Pb_Okole

This is exactly why I won't ride a tire/rim...

This is exactly why I won't ride a tire/rim combination that I have not personally put on and taken off by hand. I want to make sure that if anything happens I will have no problems changing the tube...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-16, 11:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,232
Posted By Pb_Okole

That is not a dent. It is a slight imperfection...

That is not a dent. It is a slight imperfection on the surface. Nothing to be concerned about and pretty typical of aluminum frames.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-16, 09:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,232
Posted By Pb_Okole

Perfectly normal. If these tiny imperfections are...

Perfectly normal. If these tiny imperfections are going to cause you to not like the bike, I suggest taking it back to the dealer and finding another sport. If you ride your bike it will get a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-16, 06:38 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 175,346
Posted By Pb_Okole

To be more accurate, the ALR4 uses a carbon fork...

To be more accurate, the ALR4 uses a carbon fork with aluminum steerer tube. The 5 and 6 use an all carbon fork.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-16, 02:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,461
Posted By Pb_Okole

Agreed. That being said, I don't think I would...

Agreed. That being said, I don't think I would stack 3 cm of spacers above the stem as someone above suggested. In many carbon steerers, the compression plug adds to the integrity of the stem/steerer...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-16, 07:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,095
Posted By Pb_Okole

Get the ALR6. You get the ALR frame with the...

Get the ALR6. You get the ALR frame with the Ultegra components and better wheelset than the ALR5. Win, win.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-16, 09:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,869
Posted By Pb_Okole

Ah, sorry for the misinterpretation.

Ah, sorry for the misinterpretation.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-16, 07:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,869
Posted By Pb_Okole

Chainline on a track bike is a bit different....

Chainline on a track bike is a bit different. It's comparing apples to studebakers, and no more or less relevant than my anecdotal non-evidence.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-16, 07:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,869
Posted By Pb_Okole

Actually not all ALRs use the same frameset. The...

Actually not all ALRs use the same frameset. The 5 and 6 use a full carbon fork and the 4 has an aluminum steerer tube on the fork. Also, the 6 uses the Bontrager Race wheelset which has sealed...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-16, 07:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,869
Posted By Pb_Okole

I would take high end al over low end carbon any...

I would take high end al over low end carbon any day. The alr is actually lighter than the s carbon frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-16, 02:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,869
Posted By Pb_Okole

I have ridden both KHS and an Emonda ALR 6. I...

I have ridden both KHS and an Emonda ALR 6. I have to agree with Campag here. The KHS I rode was a track bike that flexed so badly the right crank arm hit the chain stay under power. So we had to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-16, 02:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,869
Posted By Pb_Okole

Manufacturers are playing some pricing games...

Manufacturers are playing some pricing games right now. Some ended up with a glut of road bikes that didn't sell as anticipated. They decided to have a "sale" try and get rid of overstock. Other...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-16, 05:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,291
Posted By Pb_Okole

It is a type of stem made by Bontrager that...

It is a type of stem made by Bontrager that incorporates either a computer mount or light mount into the front of the stem so the chosen accessory sits just above the handlebar. It avoids taking up...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-16, 11:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,874
Posted By Pb_Okole

I like it so much I have one on all my road...

I like it so much I have one on all my road bikes. Super comfy and a very good price.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-16, 01:07 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,362
Posted By Pb_Okole

Nope. In both cases, the cranks were not...

Nope. In both cases, the cranks were not spinning. The motor is attached to the crank spindle. It powers the crankset, not the rear wheel. If the cranks are not spinning, there is no motor assisting....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-16, 10:17 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,362
Posted By Pb_Okole

I can't count the number of times I have seen...

I can't count the number of times I have seen this exact thing. Pretty common to me, maybe not to you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN7HjwZI-k0
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-16, 09:37 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,362
Posted By Pb_Okole

Given the fact that these type of motors are...

Given the fact that these type of motors are attached to the crank spindle, the cranks would spin if there was a motor on the bike. Watch the video again and you will notice the cranks are not...
Forum: Foo
02-05-16, 11:26 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,911
Posted By Pb_Okole

I shoot a 7D mkII and absolutely love it. It is...

I shoot a 7D mkII and absolutely love it. It is one of the most professional APS-C cameras around. Built like a tank, pro level auto-focus, killer frame rate, excellent image quality, etc. It is my...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-16, 04:34 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 58,946
Posted By Pb_Okole

I have ridden the Race wheelset on two different...

I have ridden the Race wheelset on two different bikes for 2 years and can say they are a very durable wheelset. I have always been a Mavic fan but Really have come to trust the Race and now also the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-16, 04:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,535
Posted By Pb_Okole

If that happens, I'll just adjust the outer stop...

If that happens, I'll just adjust the outer stop on the rear derailleur to whatever gear is appropriate to the terrain. If I have to, I can get off and adjust it to another gear. It's slower but I'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-16, 09:15 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 58,946
Posted By Pb_Okole

I just wish there was another color option. It...

I just wish there was another color option. It looks too much like it's trying to be carbon. I don't hate it, just prefer the gloss black on the ALR5.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-16, 08:10 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 58,946
Posted By Pb_Okole

I did the same thing with my Crossrip. I still...

I did the same thing with my Crossrip. I still haven't put the Claris on anything. I have enough stuff to build up another bike with it and sell it for a couple hundred.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-16, 01:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 58,946
Posted By Pb_Okole

Yeah, I didn't even know about it until I got my...

Yeah, I didn't even know about it until I got my hands on one to build it up. I could have dug to find it but I have other things occupying my day.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-16, 11:42 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 58,946
Posted By Pb_Okole

I build these bikes up for a living. It was a bit...

I build these bikes up for a living. It was a bit of a surprise when I built the first ALR4 we got and noticed the different fork. Previously, I had only built 5s and 6s. When you order a frameset,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-16, 10:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 58,946
Posted By Pb_Okole

Not the same bike. The ALR4 has carbon fork with...

Not the same bike. The ALR4 has carbon fork with Aluminum steerer. The ALR5/6 has all carbon fork, including steerer tube.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-16, 10:28 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 58,946
Posted By Pb_Okole

The ALR4 has a cheaper/heavier fork than the...

The ALR4 has a cheaper/heavier fork than the ALR5/6. The 4 uses a carbon fork with aluminum steerer and the 5/6 use a full carbon fork with carbon steerer. That alone can account for quite a bit of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-16, 03:33 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 58,946
Posted By Pb_Okole

The wheels are nothing to write home about. They...

The wheels are nothing to write home about. They are their generic Bontrager Approved wheelset that they put on every bike in that range. The ALR6 comes with Bontrager Race wheels which is about as...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-16, 03:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,279
Posted By Pb_Okole

I got my R240 in a month. They had to build it...

I got my R240 in a month. They had to build it as they were out of stock due to their end of year sale. I ordered it on 11/3 and received it on 12/2. I will say they were pretty non-responsive once...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-16, 09:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,575
Posted By Pb_Okole

They had ports for a grease gun which came with...

They had ports for a grease gun which came with the frame. I didn't have mine long enough to need to replace it.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-16, 09:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,215
Posted By Pb_Okole

I put an ENVE 2.0 on the Lynskey R240 I just...

I put an ENVE 2.0 on the Lynskey R240 I just built up. The bike handles beautifully and the fork appears to be very well made and stiff.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-15, 01:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,558
Posted By Pb_Okole

Maybe you're playing the wrong game.

Maybe you're playing the wrong game.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-15, 12:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,558
Posted By Pb_Okole

Actually, I got it because I've been quite...

Actually, I got it because I've been quite naughty.;)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-15, 11:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,558
Posted By Pb_Okole

Santa came early and I have a new Lynskey R240...

Santa came early and I have a new Lynskey R240 Frameset, a new SRAM Force 22 group, and new everything else to complete the bike. I just finished building it up and it is ready for when the weather...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-15, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 690,878
Posted By Pb_Okole

New Lynskey R240

Sorry for the cluttered background, picture taken at work just after completing the build. Here is the list of
major components:
Lynskey R240 Frame
Enve 2.0 Fork
SRAM Force 22 Group
Cane Creek...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-15, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By Pb_Okole

I lived on Oahu for 6 years and rode my road bike...

I lived on Oahu for 6 years and rode my road bike everywhere. You might try Island Triathlon and Bike on Kapahulu Ave for a rental. It is an easy walk from Waikiki. As for rides, you can head out...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-15, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,687
Posted By Pb_Okole

You shouldn't need it with an 8 speed cassette.

You shouldn't need it with an 8 speed cassette.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-15, 10:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,172
Posted By Pb_Okole

Just about any new headlight has a flashing mode....

Just about any new headlight has a flashing mode. I have three different Serfas lights and they all have one.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-15, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,785
Posted By Pb_Okole

I have been riding a VO Grand Cru for five years...

I have been riding a VO Grand Cru for five years now. Never any issues, it just does what it is supposed to do at a very affordable price.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-15, 01:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,783
Posted By Pb_Okole

I have built several bikes with the new Tiagra....

I have built several bikes with the new Tiagra. It feels almost exactly like 5800 and seems very smooth and refined. Just like the higher groups but 10 instead of 11 speed.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-15, 12:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,096
Posted By Pb_Okole

Gunnar Sport

Gunnar Sport
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-15, 10:35 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,174
Posted By Pb_Okole

Pb is lead on the periodic table of elements....

Pb is lead on the periodic table of elements. Okole is hawaiian for butt. When I raced in Hawaii, I was a great sprinter but climbed worse than Cipollini. Thus the nickname.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-15, 03:04 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 11,693
Posted By Pb_Okole

I have used it but in far too few instances, I'm...

I have used it but in far too few instances, I'm afraid. It is so rare to see these days.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-15, 09:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,934
Posted By Pb_Okole

Bontrager Flare R was desiged to be a daylight...

Bontrager Flare R was desiged to be a daylight taillight. It pulses at a max of 65 lumens. They also make the Flare RT which is the same light but can be paired with an ANT+ Remote that can pair with...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-15, 10:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 646
Posted By Pb_Okole

I'm with you on that. I left there in 97 and...

I'm with you on that. I left there in 97 and still think about it almost every day.
Showing results 1 to 50 of 255
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.