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11-06-12, 12:28 AM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,181,584
Posted By drummer5

The Tetro's do have a texture to the hoods that's...

The Tetro's do have a texture to the hoods that's like the Campy hoods, but I like the CCs better. If you can spring the few extra dollars I would recommend it. In the end either one is much...
11-05-12, 08:55 PM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,181,584
Posted By drummer5

Or just buy Cane Creek levers, same ergonomics...

Or just buy Cane Creek levers, same ergonomics for a fraction of the price. Unless you already have the Campys, then go for it.
09-21-12, 01:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,480
Posted By drummer5

I'm on my second season of racing cross on a 6700...

I'm on my second season of racing cross on a 6700 drivetrain and have had no issues with it. I just replaced the cables on my bike and everything is shifting like it was when new.

If you do have...
11-27-11, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3,078
Views: 2,599,673
Posted By drummer5

Not the best image of the bike but someone on the...

Not the best image of the bike but someone on the last page asked about full cf cross bikes.

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu85/drummer5usa/youngsyracross3.jpg

2011 Fuji Altamira CX2.0...
11-17-11, 01:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,722
Posted By drummer5

Right now I'm rocking the bib/jersey combo, my...

Right now I'm rocking the bib/jersey combo, my shop was going to order skin suits for our team but it never happened, I was really looking forward to it because I have issues with my jersey riding...
11-06-11, 09:58 PM
Replies: 587
Views: 107,173
Posted By drummer5

Here are some shots from a race a week ago,...

Here are some shots from a race a week ago, Syracross at Highland Forest just outside of Syracuse, NY. It was probably about 32* out and snow was still on the ground, not cold enough to freeze the...
10-23-11, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 929
Posted By drummer5

I started racing in the 3/4 races on my second...

I started racing in the 3/4 races on my second race, a half hour(like most cat 4 only races are) is just too short. I just cat-ed up to a 3 this year as soon as I was able to.
10-20-11, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 971
Posted By drummer5

Race it, while not as tight of a time limit I was...

Race it, while not as tight of a time limit I was racing my new bike less than two weeks after I built it. Granted I'm a bicycle mechanic and I work in a shop so I was constantly tuning it during...
07-23-11, 03:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,106
Posted By drummer5

Kinda reminds me of my Motobecane Mirage all...

Kinda reminds me of my Motobecane Mirage all weather commuter.

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu85/drummer5usa/IMG_5763s.jpg?t=1311412547

I actually did my first cross race on this bike...
03-09-11, 07:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,029
Posted By drummer5

I approve! The pedals look great on it.

I approve!

The pedals look great on it.
02-01-11, 10:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,327
Posted By drummer5

1990 Bianchi Volpe frameset, free from the back...

1990 Bianchi Volpe frameset, free from the back pile at an lbs
http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu85/drummer5usa/IMG_5676s.jpg?t=1296577226

Bontrager race-lite front wheel(not C&V), free from a...
01-31-11, 11:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,126
Posted By drummer5

As long as both parties are happy I'd say you did...

As long as both parties are happy I'd say you did well! And you got a sweet new bike to boot!
01-09-11, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By drummer5

There should be an Open class, also know as a...

There should be an Open class, also know as a citizen's race that is tailored to novice racers, the course doesn't change or anything but the race time is usually reduced to a half hour.

If not...
01-09-11, 01:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 698
Posted By drummer5

I'm hoping to upgrade my road drive train from...

I'm hoping to upgrade my road drive train from 8spd friction(it's quite the franken' bike but shifts well) to 10 spd sti, if I have enough money left over after that I want to get a new frame for my...
12-31-10, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By drummer5

I did somewhere close to 50 miles today with the...

I did somewhere close to 50 miles today with the local riding club on my Volpe(setup for cross), temps were around high 30s to mid 40s and there were loootttttsss of hills.

It was a great ride!
12-30-10, 12:52 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 32,932
Posted By drummer5

Alas, tomorrow I am going to finish off the last...

Alas, tomorrow I am going to finish off the last of my Kona that I got on Christmas eve. I'm usually a two a cup drip or one americano a day guy, I used to work as a barista so I've cut back a lot...
Forum: Commuting
12-30-10, 12:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,077
Posted By drummer5

For a single up front you don't have to have a...

For a single up front you don't have to have a special crankset, you're right you just take of the chainwheel(s) that you don't want and remove the front der. I'm running an FSA Gossamer on mine...
12-30-10, 12:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,067
Posted By drummer5

My now sold 1978 Raleigh Record, reynolds 531 and...

My now sold 1978 Raleigh Record, reynolds 531 and what I think is first gen cyclone. This bike rode so well, to bad it was just a little too small for me.
...
Forum: Commuting
12-29-10, 10:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,077
Posted By drummer5

I have a 1990 Volpe that I have as my cross race...

I have a 1990 Volpe that I have as my cross race rig, setup 1x9 with a 42 up front. Great bike for me being it was my first season racing cross and I went from the bottom half of the finishers to...
12-28-10, 01:37 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,924
Posted By drummer5

My girlfriend has a Lemon Peeler re-pro and an...

My girlfriend has a Lemon Peeler re-pro and an 80's World Sport that she has all done up with bright colored bits(still geared). She's more into it for commuting and the occasional group bomb around...
12-28-10, 01:24 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 13,641
Posted By drummer5

Thanks! I would like to throw some fancier stuff...

Thanks! I would like to throw some fancier stuff on her but this is my year round all weather commuter, leather + salt = probably not the best mix, plastic fenders hold up better too. I do want to...
12-27-10, 09:47 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 13,641
Posted By drummer5

Nothing fancy but here is my '79 Motobecane...

Nothing fancy but here is my '79 Motobecane Mirage fixie commuter, no worries all of the braze-on's are intact, I converted it myself.
...
Forum: Commuting
12-26-10, 02:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,227
Posted By drummer5

Mom got me some midweight tights and baselayer...

Mom got me some midweight tights and baselayer shirt from ems and socks, kept me nice and warm when I rode over to my grandmother's house and back for dinner, around 10 miles round trip in 27*...
12-23-10, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 547
Posted By drummer5

No Excuses, No Mercy video

Here's a video that two of my friends made for a class, that's me they're interviewing in my bike dungeon(workspace)

http://vimeo.com/17775896

Figured you guys would enjoy it!
12-16-10, 04:23 PM
Replies: 587
Views: 107,173
Posted By drummer5

This is from my last race of the season a few...

This is from my last race of the season a few weeks back.

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu85/drummer5usa/bville2010.jpg?t=1292538064

Awesomely muddy race with a ridiculous "run" more like...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-10, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15,210
Views: 10,955,237
Posted By drummer5

The Motobecane in it's current commuter form. ...

The Motobecane in it's current commuter form.

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu85/drummer5usa/IMG_5763s.jpg?t=1291406876

It was just about a year ago when I converted it to fixed and since...
12-01-10, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 738
Posted By drummer5

I'm a big fan of a good porter after a race but...

I'm a big fan of a good porter after a race but any good brown ale will do, usually it's something from Middle Ages, the local brewery that my team is sponsored by.
11-28-10, 04:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,385
Posted By drummer5

OK I admit, those ladies are pretty baddass.

OK I admit, those ladies are pretty baddass.
11-26-10, 03:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,385
Posted By drummer5

Gotta show all the hot baristas/hipster at the...

Gotta show all the hot baristas/hipster at the coffee shop how cool you are, duuuhhhhh!

But really I've been dismounting like this for years, before I started racing and was just commuting, it's...
11-23-10, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,520
Posted By drummer5

I dunno about stores but my team is sponsored by...

I dunno about stores but my team is sponsored by a local brewery, Middle Ages Brewing, out of Syracuse, NY, and I ride with a bunch of guys on the Ommegang team. Needless to say there is never a...
11-15-10, 11:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,307
Posted By drummer5

I just started racing cross this season and built...

I just started racing cross this season and built up my bike without them, never have had the thought that I would want them in a race I'm rarely on the tops of my bars, pretty much always on the...
11-07-10, 11:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,611
Posted By drummer5

There's a guy that rides one around here, it's a...

There's a guy that rides one around here, it's a great looking bike and he is insanely fast on it!
11-03-10, 03:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,162
Posted By drummer5

1x9, 42 up front 12-27 cassette, works pretty...

1x9, 42 up front 12-27 cassette, works pretty well for racing, don't really get into the 3 highest gears much.
10-20-10, 08:14 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 31,324
Posted By drummer5

Tips for mud I learned this past week... ...

Tips for mud I learned this past week...

When riding through a mud section with actual standing water/puddles in it, ride through the deepest section of the puddle, barring the occasional foot...
10-17-10, 08:42 PM
Replies: 587
Views: 107,173
Posted By drummer5

From earlier today, Syracuse, NY. Photos...

From earlier today, Syracuse, NY.

Photos taken by teammate Jamie Young.

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu85/drummer5usa/syrGP2010-2.jpg
...
10-17-10, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 887
Posted By drummer5

I was talking with some other racers at practice...

I was talking with some other racers at practice this past tuesday about bunny hopping barriers and the way they put it works pretty well for anything in cross. If it works 9 times out of 10 it's...
10-12-10, 02:00 PM
Replies: 587
Views: 107,173
Posted By drummer5

From this past Sunday, Cobbs Hill in Rochester,...

From this past Sunday, Cobbs Hill in Rochester, NY. This was a gnarly course with some scary single track and this crazy run up that had a barrier at the base and when you got to the top you still...
10-05-10, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By drummer5

I don't go as far as bringing a camping stove(but...

I don't go as far as bringing a camping stove(but that would be sweet) although I can say that at the end of a day of cross racing my car looks like a homeless person has been living out of it with...
10-05-10, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3,078
Views: 2,599,673
Posted By drummer5

Finally got my bike mostly done. 1990...

Finally got my bike mostly done.

1990 Bianchi Volpe built up with spare used parts from other friends. Still need to get proper pedals and a chain keeper(Paul keeper is back ordered, grrrr)
...
08-10-10, 10:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,470
Posted By drummer5

I have a Helicomatic rear hub laced to a matix...

I have a Helicomatic rear hub laced to a matix rim if you want to build it up really dirty...
Replies: 0
Views: 1,126
Posted By drummer5

1978(79?) Raleigh T.I. Record

I have a 1978 or '79 Raleigh T.I. Record, the frame is full Reynolds 531, Worksop built 57cm.

Full Suntour Cyclone MKI, Weinmann levers and sidepull brakeset, Raleigh branded SR crankset and stem....
07-21-10, 12:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,209
Posted By drummer5

Origin 8, J&B's house brand makes threaded Nitto...

Origin 8, J&B's house brand makes threaded Nitto Dynamic style stems, 6061 aluminum, nice subtle laser etched logo and available in many sizes. I'm probably gonna go with those the next time I swap...
07-19-10, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 724
Posted By drummer5

I know how you feel, Fall of 2008 I had two...

I know how you feel, Fall of 2008 I had two bikes, a 1999ish Mongoose MTB from walmart that I bought new in the 8th grade, and a 79 Moto Mirage. Now I have 5 bikes and a frameset that I just...
07-16-10, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,335
Posted By drummer5

Hmmm now that you mention that and looking back...

Hmmm now that you mention that and looking back on the frame it appears that the cable stop of the seat tube has broken off, there is a small rust spot about the size of a cable stop about two inches...
07-15-10, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,335
Posted By drummer5

BianchiGirl, I somehow had a feeling you would be...

BianchiGirl, I somehow had a feeling you would be the first to respond, thanks for all of the information!

It is SuperSet 2, I don't see any cable anchors under the bb I was planning on running it...
07-15-10, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,335
Posted By drummer5

Just Snagged Free Volpe Frameset

So last week I was talking to the head mechanic at one of my lbs and we got talking about cross and how I was hoping to get into it this season but didn't really have a bike for it yet, he mentioned...
07-15-10, 09:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,281
Posted By drummer5

Looks great man! Should make an awesome commuter.

Looks great man! Should make an awesome commuter.
07-08-10, 05:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,812
Posted By drummer5

I rode 40miles on Monday started around 8:30...

I rode 40miles on Monday started around 8:30 finished before 11, wasn't too bad pretty flat. But Tuesday me and a few friends decided to go for a ride at around 2pm, loooottttsss of climbing for the...
05-22-10, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13,462
Views: 2,685,637
Posted By drummer5

Picked up this NOS Suntour freewheel the other...

Picked up this NOS Suntour freewheel the other day from the LBS for $10.75

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu85/drummer5usa/IMG_5620s.jpg?t=1274580872

Oh and they also threw in this Suntour...
05-16-10, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13,859
Views: 1,230,525
Posted By drummer5

First long ride of the season, Syracuse to Pompey...

First long ride of the season, Syracuse to Pompey out in the sticks, about a 20 mile ride. Mostly climbing on the way out and a bit of a headwind on the way back in, thankfully it was mostly...
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