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12-29-17, 05:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,509
Posted By KendallF

Amazingly, I am still at the same email address...

Amazingly, I am still at the same email address and got a notification for the posts here..

I built the bike, rode it here, took it to Spain, rode it up and down some Category 1 climbs with no...
10-25-17, 02:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 84,360
Posted By KendallF

Holy necro-post, Batman! Saw an email come...

Holy necro-post, Batman!

Saw an email come up for this thread, figured I might as well update on my long term (7 years now!) experience. I still have the plate in my shoulder, it doesn't bother...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-15, 10:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,805
Posted By KendallF

Yes, this is a zombie thread.. I just saw a quote...

Yes, this is a zombie thread.. I just saw a quote notification so I thought I'd respond, just in case anyone's curious how recovery is long term. To answer bicyclez, apparently my collarbone was not...
06-30-14, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By KendallF

I ride most of my bikes with similar drop; I...

I ride most of my bikes with similar drop; I don't mind them a bit higher, but I don't enjoy riding with my bars level with the saddle. Too much difference to the race bike.



Rack bosses and...
06-29-14, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By KendallF

The $5 Schwinn lives again

I haven't posted in here in a while, but I just finished a new commuter bike so I thought I'd share some pictures. I went to look at a Schwinn World Sport that was advertised on CL for $75. When I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-12, 04:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,134
Posted By KendallF

The Tufo's test miserably bad in the rolling...

The Tufo's test miserably bad in the rolling resistance tests. If you use 'em, don't race on them. It's probably worth 30 watts to swap to something good like a Vittoria Evo. Seriously. The tape...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-12, 01:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,134
Posted By KendallF

Yep.. I rode tubulars almost exclusively for a...

Yep.. I rode tubulars almost exclusively for a couple of years, bought some carbon 50s in a group buy here on BF, rode 'em everywhere.

I still ride them on my TT bike exclusively. I normally...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-12, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By KendallF

Get up to the finish of a mountain stage. Then...

Get up to the finish of a mountain stage. Then you can actually see the suffering and have a bit of time to watch them go by. The crowd makes it fun, and if you go early enough, you can ride to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-12, 07:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,917
Posted By KendallF

Hey you know your old Burley is still going...

Hey you know your old Burley is still going strong.. :D

..of course, it weighs something like 40 lbs.
03-15-12, 02:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,407
Posted By KendallF

I didn't see this for a couple of days; sorry! I...

I didn't see this for a couple of days; sorry! I don't know the color code; it was done by Powdertech here in Orange Park, FL. They have a fairly extensive color range and I have been very happy...
03-11-12, 05:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,407
Posted By KendallF

Velocals did a nice job on the decals. The pin...

Velocals did a nice job on the decals. The pin stripes were a pain; I had a hard time getting the backing off without lifting the stripes themselves. I wasn't totally happy with my results but...
03-10-12, 10:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,407
Posted By KendallF

I did about 40 miles on it today; rides...

I did about 40 miles on it today; rides beautifully! I did manage to shift the front ring down while trying to shift the rear during a sprint; the resulting "hamster wheel" made me think I'm not...
03-09-12, 06:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,407
Posted By KendallF

Finally got the bike together, bars taped, etc. ...

Finally got the bike together, bars taped, etc. Now to put some miles on it tomorrow! I'm happy with how it came out; not perfect but nice and rideable.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-12, 09:57 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 12,966
Posted By KendallF

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4025/4646627464_0ff2...

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4025/4646627464_0ff25c623e.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26276815@N07/4646627464/)

Albany criterium Mar 09, I crashed and broke this frame approximately 1 minute...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-26-12, 06:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,645
Posted By KendallF

You can do what I did for a friend.. start with a...

You can do what I did for a friend.. start with a cheap heavy frame from the 70s, pick nearly any manufacturer. I took an old Ross frame that somebody left at the LBS, added a bunch of braze-ons,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-12, 03:41 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,735
Posted By KendallF

I like it! I notice your cable clamps..did you...

I like it! I notice your cable clamps..did you not get the little cable routing guides that bolt on to the top tube? I may have some extras if you need them. I modified the original fork on mine...
01-24-12, 03:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,407
Posted By KendallF

My frame's going to be a couple more days. They...

My frame's going to be a couple more days. They blasted it, washed it, and baked it..and when they baked it some more grease from the seat tube came out and dirtied it up again, so it's back through...
01-24-12, 06:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,407
Posted By KendallF

Good to hear, XLR99. I'll give it a try. Grand...

Good to hear, XLR99. I'll give it a try. Grand Bois, those are exactly the decals I would like to use on this one! Where did you get them? That looks very nice.
01-23-12, 10:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,407
Posted By KendallF

I'm hoping to get the frame back from the powder...

I'm hoping to get the frame back from the powder coater's tomorrow. I'm excited to see how it turned out! I ended up getting 'Professional' decals because Velocals had them in gold, and I like the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-12, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 145,757
Posted By KendallF

It's a HED saddle that apparently came on their...

It's a HED saddle that apparently came on their VO4 (?) TT bikes. I got it in with some random parts. I didn't like the way the sides felt on long rides so I swapped it for an equally hard carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-12, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 145,757
Posted By KendallF

$2kish all in, with some judicious parts chasing:...

$2kish all in, with some judicious parts chasing:

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2762/4344166357_d676937df6.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26276815@N07/4344166357/)
DSCN1405...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-12, 11:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,867
Posted By KendallF

"UCI legal" <> "triathlon legal". There will...

"UCI legal" <> "triathlon legal". There will indeed be a ton of them at Kona. There are two versions of the new P5, a UCI legal one and one aimed at triathlon (and the 99% of us who race bikes but...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-12, 05:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,867
Posted By KendallF

I absolutely love the looks of this thing. I...

I absolutely love the looks of this thing. I hated the way the P4 looked (though I still would've ridden one if I'd had the $). Maybe I can skip a few generations and trade my aluminum P3 in for...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-12, 04:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,131
Posted By KendallF

Yes. The Everest Challenge of Jacksonville.

Yes. The Everest Challenge of Jacksonville.
01-15-12, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By KendallF

I just converted a similar 24" wheeled frame (a...

I just converted a similar 24" wheeled frame (a drop bar frame) into a fixed gear for my wife. I put 650c wheels on it and they fit beautifully with a 23c tire.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-12, 09:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,131
Posted By KendallF

VeloGator, you've used up your instigator points...

VeloGator, you've used up your instigator points for the week.

..on Thursday night I was climbing the bridge in my small ring, biggest rear cog and wishing badly for more gears. A compact...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-12, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By KendallF

Buy three of those Yellow Jersey tires for $50,...

Buy three of those Yellow Jersey tires for $50, and ride out. I think all of the Continental tubulars are lumpy and that irritates me. Those cheap Yellow Jersey tires, and the cheap Vittoria...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-12, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By KendallF

'Course, some of us are local too..

'Course, some of us are local too..
01-06-12, 09:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,094
Posted By KendallF

The frame is supposed to be 'triple butted', but...

The frame is supposed to be 'triple butted', but they must've started with battleship tubes. Frame/fork weighed 9 lbs.. :) Of course, it was $200. The wheels are Weinmann rims (sold by Origin8 as...
01-05-12, 05:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,094
Posted By KendallF

On the really cheap end.. how about the Origin8...

On the really cheap end.. how about the Origin8 CX700?

http://www.canaltire.com/shopping/p-13190-origin8-origin-8-cross.aspx

I built one up as my touring/commuting bike, and recently took it...
01-04-12, 12:34 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,754
Posted By KendallF

My earlier posts were joking somewhat. However,...

My earlier posts were joking somewhat. However, I think the central theme that we eat too many grains, starches, processed crap is true. I've tried to cut back on that stuff and get some fresh...
01-04-12, 08:20 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,754
Posted By KendallF

Well, maybe. Burritos are Paleo friendly, right?

Well, maybe. Burritos are Paleo friendly, right?
01-03-12, 08:25 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,754
Posted By KendallF

I loved the Pollan books. He's got a sense of...

I loved the Pollan books. He's got a sense of humor, I didn't find him preachy. I'm struggling with this for the upcoming season also. I'm specifically aiming at doing Everest Challenge so it'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-12, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By KendallF

They combine the worst features of a tubular and...

They combine the worst features of a tubular and a clincher, all in one tire! What a great idea. :)

They are pretty flat proof, but when they finally do flat, they're dead. As already...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-11, 11:56 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,466
Posted By KendallF

2011 totals Bike: 445h 11m 02s - 8384.04 Mi ...

2011 totals
Bike: 445h 11m 02s - 8384.04 Mi
Run: 6h 28m - 37.1 Mi
Swim: 1h 45m - 3600 Yd

Yeah, you can see how balanced of a "triathlete" I've become.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-11, 10:31 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,964
Posted By KendallF

I almost posted a pic from our bridge repeats...

I almost posted a pic from our bridge repeats tonight. I'm just too tired from the massive climbing, though.
12-29-11, 02:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,407
Posted By KendallF

70s Raleigh Competition restification

I was given this early 70s (?) Raleigh Competition this week. It looks to have been a well used, regularly updated bike; not many of the components are original but it was in good repair and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-11, 09:36 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,964
Posted By KendallF

Yep, we should be out there tomorrow night. Look...

Yep, we should be out there tomorrow night. Look for the Velobrew/About Bikes kit and yell. Preferably nice things. :)



We do indeed. You may join us on this exciting ride if you're ever...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-11, 04:46 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,964
Posted By KendallF

LOL..if you go in there, talk to Alice, who is...

LOL..if you go in there, talk to Alice, who is super nice. :) Drew has sold me some bargain stuff, such as my wife's Six13 frameset for $150. He gets some good closeout deals as he used to be the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-11, 08:00 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,964
Posted By KendallF

Screw the rest of the thread content. Congrats...

Screw the rest of the thread content. Congrats to VeloGator on a truly inspiring train wreck instigation!

Oh, I live in FL and I have a bike with a triple. I bet I could've done the paper boy...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-11, 06:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,009
Posted By KendallF

Use a 9 speed Shimano mountain derailleur with...

Use a 9 speed Shimano mountain derailleur with the Shimano 10 speed road shifters. The new 10 speed MTB derailleurs have a revised pull ratio. With SRAM, you can use either the XX mountain...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-11, 05:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,009
Posted By KendallF

I have the 11-32 Apex rear cassette, currently on...

I have the 11-32 Apex rear cassette, currently on my touring bike with a Shimano XT rear derailleur. Shifts beautifully. I'm going to put it on the Red equipped bike for a couple of events next...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-11, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 722
Posted By KendallF

I ride home nearly every day (18.5 miles one...

I ride home nearly every day (18.5 miles one way). I am lucky enough to car pool right now with a guy who drives a Suburban and we just throw my bike in there for the drive in, then I ride home. I...
Forum: Touring
12-19-11, 11:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By KendallF

Crossing the locks sounds pretty cool! I...

Crossing the locks sounds pretty cool! I actually stopped on top of that bridge and took a picture; traffic was light on a mid morning Friday.



Sounds like we were riding some of the same...
Forum: Touring
12-18-11, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By KendallF

Rode down Florida this weekend

So, I set out to do my first sorta-tour this weekend. I have recently set up a new bike with a dyno hub, lights, a good rear rack, etc. and this seemed like a good excuse to do something different...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-11, 01:02 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 13,146
Posted By KendallF

I used to have (and wish I hadn't sold) a Rex TT...

I used to have (and wish I hadn't sold) a Rex TT bike with steel aero tubing. It had a microscopically short head tube, an elliptical down tube that was probably 1/2" wide, bladed seat stays, an...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-11, 08:40 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,735
Posted By KendallF

You should be fine with any old school square...

You should be fine with any old school square taper triple crank..you'll just have to run a longer spindle bottom bracket, as I mentioned above. I have a 118mm spindle in mine now, and that seems to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-11, 04:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,404
Posted By KendallF

I went looking on Walmart's site for this bike. ...

I went looking on Walmart's site for this bike. I'm amazed to see they carry 300+ bicycles (at least online, some of these were not sold in the stores). The Mongoose Paver shown above is still on...
12-09-11, 01:01 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,475
Posted By KendallF

I think my cat probably ate your Zipps. I'll see...

I think my cat probably ate your Zipps. I'll see if I can get him to get them out to you before Christmas. Look in the back yard..
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-11, 06:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,898
Posted By KendallF

The Continentals are relatively durable but I...

The Continentals are relatively durable but I hate 'em because they're often lumpy, and they don't do well in the rolling resistance tests. I usually have decent luck with Vittoria Evos, but for a...
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