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05-27-15, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By remotelocal

Hey thanks man! That's an awesome little tool!

Hey thanks man! That's an awesome little tool!
05-26-15, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By remotelocal

Hi Jim, another BF member put me on to a geo...

Hi Jim, another BF member put me on to a geo calculator that shows all adjustments etc, and the changes are minimal with a very slight rise in bottom bracket and less than a degree in angle change,...
05-25-15, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By remotelocal

longer fork... shorter stem?

Hi all, I'm planning to swap out my 140mm fork for a 160mm shortly, and want to change out my stem. I've currently got a 60mm with 6degrees of rise. I'm going to swap in a flat stem with no rise, but...
05-17-15, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,074
Posted By remotelocal

switched to 1x10 on my FS Kona, and it's awesome....

switched to 1x10 on my FS Kona, and it's awesome. variations on all the advice above help, but a NW chainring + clutch RD is pretty much rock solid. I rode my stock 32 middle chainring and clutch RD...
05-07-15, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By remotelocal

So it's safe to assume that a couple of days is...

So it's safe to assume that a couple of days is just long enough to realize how much I'm missing out on! Thanks for the suggestions.
05-04-15, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By remotelocal

Recommendations for awesome trails WA/OR/maybe Colarado ???

Hey, so plenty of you are already Stateside, so you're all experts as far as i'm concerned. I'm looking at maybe winging into this part of the US en route to a work thing in Orlando (I know, all over...
05-03-15, 07:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 461
Posted By remotelocal

wheels, wheels, wheels... and wheels. (wheels).

So... wheels.

I've got a 27.5 dual susp bike. I'm looking to get a second set of wheels so I can swap out general daily runners (lots of pavement) for a set of decent wheels for trail riding. my...
05-03-15, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By remotelocal

I can't speak for how fast the oem's will spec...

I can't speak for how fast the oem's will spec the new 2016 shocks and forks, but I'm waiting for the new 34 fork to be released rather than picking up the current 2015 fork. The reviews are pretty...
05-01-15, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,519
Posted By remotelocal

Awesome work ColinL. I installed last weekend,...

Awesome work ColinL. I installed last weekend, bleed and set up was super easy. Hitting the forest tomorrow for first ride on the post.
04-19-15, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,519
Posted By remotelocal

Hey ColinL, been away from the thread, and in...

Hey ColinL, been away from the thread, and in that time I took the same gamble as you! someone locally bought a new bike fitted with a 150mm reverb stealth, but doesn't have the leg length to manage...
04-15-15, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,257
Posted By remotelocal

I've gone for a one bike solution, using my dual...

I've gone for a one bike solution, using my dual suspension MTB for weekend trail riding and commuting every day on it. the riding position is more relaxed than my road bike, so it's pretty...
04-10-15, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,066
Posted By remotelocal

Hey Slowride, I can't claim to have a vast...

Hey Slowride, I can't claim to have a vast knowledge of mountainbikes to compare it to, but I've been completely over the moon with the precept dl. I went with the DL over the stock Precept, which in...
04-07-15, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,066
Posted By remotelocal

thanks dminor and ColinL, this is exactly why I...

thanks dminor and ColinL, this is exactly why I come here! Superb information and advice. thanks again!
04-06-15, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,066
Posted By remotelocal

Switching out 140mm fork for 160mm fork

Hi all, I realize there are variations on this question floating around, ut wondering if anyone has experience with the same or very similar frame to mine...

I've got a Kona Precept DL that I've...
03-27-15, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,519
Posted By remotelocal

Thanks ColinL. I'm really shooting blind as to...

Thanks ColinL. I'm really shooting blind as to what would be the best option. I'd like a heap of drop, I ride my seat nice and high usually, so it'd need a good drop to get out of the way. I'd be...
03-25-15, 10:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,519
Posted By remotelocal

Are dropper post robust enough for all day every day use?

The reviews can be breathless at times, but what's the reality these days?

I want one for the weekend trails but I also ride my MB to work and home 5 days a week, so i'm wondering if a dropper...
03-09-15, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,327
Posted By remotelocal

Hey Colin, yep the stock fork is still on the...

Hey Colin, yep the stock fork is still on the bike, I'll be heading to the states in a couple of months and probably pick up a fork well beyond my skills or requirements then, but in the interim,...
03-08-15, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,327
Posted By remotelocal

Best replacement rear shock?

Hi all, thought i'd open myself up to advice and opinions (all very welcome!) here with this question:

What's the best replacement rear shock for my bike?

Facts:

Bike is a 2015 Kona Precept...
02-08-15, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By remotelocal

I recently got the Freedrider VXi for general...

I recently got the Freedrider VXi for general purpose AM riding, and they're awesome! I matched my size in Nike/New Balance and they're a perfect fit. I'm 10.5US / 44euro in those shoes, also 10.5 /...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-13, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,784
Posted By remotelocal

thanks acw622, i'm already a TCR enthusiast so i...

thanks acw622, i'm already a TCR enthusiast so i know for sure i'm after the M/L. google searching the frame seems to turn up nothing but dodgy indonesian scam sites for me. that's a good price......
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-13, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,784
Posted By remotelocal

2012 Giant TCR Advanced SL frameset > where to get...

Hi all, i'm looking around to see if i can find the above mentioned frameset, doesn't need to be the ISP version, but given the new frames are out, these should be down in price a bit now. Love the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-13, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By remotelocal

I owned and quite regularly regret selling my...

I owned and quite regularly regret selling my gios compact that was very similar to this frame. Some Cinelli parts mixed with Dedacciai tubing i believe. They're a really nice frame, and that's a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-13, 03:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 267
Posted By remotelocal

Mavic shoes - Opinions etc

Hi all, looking at getting a pair of Mavics, i've tried them on and love the fit etc. Looking at getting the Galibier 2013 model (white/black) which comes with the same retention system as the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-12, 02:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 810
Posted By remotelocal

Giro LTZ. I prefer the black ones, but with...

Giro LTZ. I prefer the black ones, but with modern fatter bars and good cork tape, i much prefer super thin gloves, these are nice, have a higher wrist line to keep them firmly in place and enough in...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-12, 08:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 912
Posted By remotelocal

agreed. i still dress like a road-cone, hi vis...

agreed. i still dress like a road-cone, hi vis lightweight jacket, and keep my lights on in the daytime (at least when i'm riding the city streets to work).
Forum: Commuting
05-14-12, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 912
Posted By remotelocal

hey Papa Tom, i should probably clarify, i'm...

hey Papa Tom, i should probably clarify, i'm really looking for ways to be seen, not so much see. my commute is lit roads the whole way, i can see fine from my house to my work and vice versa, so...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-12, 05:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 912
Posted By remotelocal

Thanks turkey9186, that looks like them. how do...

Thanks turkey9186, that looks like them. how do you rate the visibility? the duo for the seat stays looks like a nice option, and combo'd with a couple on the forks or a front one, would hopefully...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-12, 04:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 912
Posted By remotelocal

looking for commuting lights

hi all, there are so many options for lights, and everyone has different ideas about what is best, but i'm trying to find/remember where i saw these particular lights. they're like neon tubes, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-12, 10:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 219
Posted By remotelocal

nalini bibs

I've got one pair of really good bibs, and every other pair is 'good enough'.
the good ones i've got are the nalini team bibs for caisse de-espagne or whatever they're called. does anyboy know which...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-12, 05:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,883
Posted By remotelocal

I took my 2010 tcr advanced back to the shop in...

I took my 2010 tcr advanced back to the shop in dec, having purchased it in feb 2011, and it took a while, but they replaced with a 2011 tcr advanced so i'm really happy. the SL has different carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-12, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By remotelocal

Thanks all. The cassette locked down no issue...

Thanks all. The cassette locked down no issue without the spacer but I'll drop it in to be safe.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-12, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By remotelocal

shimano cassette on shimano wheel - spacer needed?

Hi all, just switched from a set of aksiums to Shimano rs20 for commuting. Using an ultegra 10sp cassette. Alignment is a bit off as to be expected easy enough to dial in, but just wondering if I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-12, 05:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,834
Posted By remotelocal

I've had store-bought fully packaged conti...

I've had store-bought fully packaged conti GP4000s with pretty wobbly silver writing. I wouldn't worry about it.

the tires might have been spec'ed on a bike, taken off and sold as new.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-29-12, 07:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,521
Posted By remotelocal

I've been thinking about putting something...

I've been thinking about putting something similar on my bike for about a year now. but not my name. i wanted to put my wife and daughter's names on the bike, as they're what i tend to think about...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-12, 02:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,294
Posted By remotelocal

felt it worth posting one last thing to say that...

felt it worth posting one last thing to say that my warranty frame came through, and i ended up with a newer (2011) TCR advanced. So, it took a looooong time, but my shop fought for me, and it came...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-12, 06:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,792
Posted By remotelocal

hey Grasschopper, that monochrome look is...

hey Grasschopper, that monochrome look is absolutely mint. love it. I hadn't even noticed the extra 'giant' on the downtube of the 2012 frames until now. So it's a giant giant! i love these new...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-12, 05:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By remotelocal

I'm also on a windows phone. breath of fresh air...

I'm also on a windows phone. breath of fresh air after the other devices i've had. But this will only devolve into a p*ssing contest because everyone knows the phone they happen to have purchased is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-12, 05:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,294
Posted By remotelocal

hey Sk0tt, yeah good news ultimately. The shop...

hey Sk0tt, yeah good news ultimately. The shop pushed for it, and they've got me a replacement frame en route from Giant. No word on what it'll be but they said worst case scenario is a brand new...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-12, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,868
Posted By remotelocal

interesting thread. this has been on my mind as...

interesting thread. this has been on my mind as i've spent the last week or so on a bike a friend kindly lent me while i'm waiting for my new frame. It's a titanium colnago ( a whole other threads...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-12, 07:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,408
Posted By remotelocal

Hey ColinL, the TCR family is a bit offset for NZ...

Hey ColinL, the TCR family is a bit offset for NZ (and Aust I think) No TCR 0.

I got the tcr advanced 2 2010 last year, i've had an issue with the frame but my shop have come through and a full...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-12, 03:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,046
Posted By remotelocal

RJM said it... what's your best time? beat it....

RJM said it... what's your best time? beat it. repeat.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-12, 03:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,109
Posted By remotelocal

hey 3 circles, i've been having this very debate...

hey 3 circles, i've been having this very debate with myself for a couple of months now. i think i may have settled on a solution though. despite liking the idea of the single speed as a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-12, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,294
Posted By remotelocal

Thought I might add for the humour: the giant...

Thought I might add for the humour: the giant website says of the tcr advanced - "Its frame, a stunning, lightweight Advanced-grade composite thing of beauty, is obsessively engineered for unmatched...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-12, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,294
Posted By remotelocal

hey rdtompki, they offered me my bike to just...

hey rdtompki, they offered me my bike to just ride while they're sorting it out, but to be honest, I don't want to jeopardise anything with their negotiations with Giant.

And the shop are good,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-12, 09:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,294
Posted By remotelocal

mate, that sound arse! what happened? i've had my...

mate, that sound arse! what happened? i've had my bike since feb, and it's always bugged me that the rear wheel wouldn't sit centered in the frame, always slightly off to one side on the seatpost....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-12, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,294
Posted By remotelocal

hey echotraveler, thats a pretty sweet paintjob....

hey echotraveler, thats a pretty sweet paintjob. i've seen it in the flesh and it is awesome! i think you'll grow to love it!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-12, 05:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,294
Posted By remotelocal

thanks for the responses guys. appreciate it. if...

thanks for the responses guys. appreciate it. if the wait meant i got a 2012 frameset that would be great, but as long as they replace with same, i'm cool with it. i had the white and blue (actually...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-12, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,294
Posted By remotelocal

how long should I have to wait for a warranty replacement frame?

Hi all, just wondering how long these things can take generally speaking? The LBS i purchased the bike from have taken care of getting the giant rep in to look at the frame back in December and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-12, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 834
Posted By remotelocal

Changes within Ultegra 6700's lifespan - cosmetic or physical?

hey all, just wondering if someone might know the answer...

I've just purchased an unused 6700 crankset online, and its got the ultegra branding smaller and off-centered on the drive side. But...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-12, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By remotelocal

I think the huge number of happy riders out there...

I think the huge number of happy riders out there spinning R-sys week-in and week-out pretty much drowns out the hordes re-posting the same 3 or 4 articles from a few years back! But the...
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