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09-22-04, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,822
Posted By BikerRyan

It is really important to service the freehub on...

It is really important to service the freehub on Ksyriums/Crossmax/ well all mavic wheels. If you fail to service the thing about every say 1500 miles (my own recommendation) you can wear out the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-04, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 961
Posted By BikerRyan

I have had the opportunity to ride both the talon...

I have had the opportunity to ride both the talon sl and the evoke since I work for a kestrel dealer and my personal favorite is the evoke. I found it to be very stiff sprinting and a nice handling...
07-26-04, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By BikerRyan

Road bikes only have 68 mm shells, unless they...

Road bikes only have 68 mm shells, unless they are italian and then they are threaded the other direction, they are a slightly different diameter and they are 70 mm wide.


-Ryan
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-04, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,061
Posted By BikerRyan

Sugoi knee warmers are terrible for that reason. ...

Sugoi knee warmers are terrible for that reason. Get some Defeet kneekers and never look back.

-Ryan
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-04, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By BikerRyan

I have sold a few sets to some customers recently...

I have sold a few sets to some customers recently and they are really pretty good wheels given the price tag. However if I had to pick out wheels in the $600 range I would likely go with Mavic...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-04, 10:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By BikerRyan

Koffee, I have been attending interbike for...

Koffee,
I have been attending interbike for several years now and I highly recommend going if you have the chance. The expo and demo days are largely an industry only event, meaning that consumers...
07-13-04, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,571
Posted By BikerRyan

I would actually put a lot of trust in the fact...

I would actually put a lot of trust in the fact that K2 really hadn't called the dealer back. I work for a K2 dealer and I know our K2 rep quite well, he has told me on numerous occasions how bad...
06-21-04, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3,092
Views: 2,621,633
Posted By BikerRyan

The disc brakes were easy to find, I ordered them...

The disc brakes were easy to find, I ordered them through my local shop, Avid Road Ball Bearing disc brakes. I never got hassled at any races for having the discs, I think that rule only applies to...
06-20-04, 10:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 805
Posted By BikerRyan

How does this solve the problem of needing to...

How does this solve the problem of needing to take out the bb?
06-20-04, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3,092
Views: 2,621,633
Posted By BikerRyan

Here is my rig. Usually has 959 pedals on it...

Here is my rig. Usually has 959 pedals on it rather than flat pedals. When I race it it normally wears tufo tubular clinchers as well.

-Ryan
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-04, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By BikerRyan

Good Bike Shops in NYC?

I am going to NYC for a week on business and I was looking for some good shops to visit while I am there. I will mainly be in the area just south of Central Park so shops around that region will be...
05-25-04, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,752
Posted By BikerRyan

If the rattle is coming from the coaster brake...

If the rattle is coming from the coaster brake pads inside the hub grease may work for a few stops but it will soon wear off and the rattle will be back. You see, inside a coaster hub there are...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-04, 09:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,837
Posted By BikerRyan

I own a 2002 model prodigy that I have built from...

I own a 2002 model prodigy that I have built from the frame up with Campy, Alpha Q, and Deda components. I love the thing and it is plenty stiff. I would say it is just as stiff as any aluminum...
05-11-04, 11:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,509
Posted By BikerRyan

I ride a sub 3 myself and have installed many...

I ride a sub 3 myself and have installed many carbon forks including a few alpha q's in my years wrenching. Most carbon steerer forks DO rely on a compression/wedge system to adjust the headset and...
05-07-04, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By BikerRyan

BMX'ers do it because some of them like to grind...

BMX'ers do it because some of them like to grind on the right hand side. By putting the drivetrain on the left they can grind without it getting in the way.

-Ryan
05-06-04, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By BikerRyan

You need a crank that will allow you to mount the...

You need a crank that will allow you to mount the chainwheel on the left or I guess you could put your existing crank in backwards, although your pedals would be backwards as well. You also need a...
04-29-04, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By BikerRyan

I assume that you did cycle the damper assembly...

I assume that you did cycle the damper assembly up and down several times with the syringe in the top of the fork leg to bleed out any air in the assembly. You did not mention that in your original...
04-14-04, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By BikerRyan

What is the best freewheel?

I was just wondering what brand of freewheel most people are using on their singlespeeds. I have always had pretty good luck with Shimano freewheels, but I have had friends that complain they make...
03-12-04, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By BikerRyan

Well I just checked the King site and there are...

Well I just checked the King site and there are no dealer locators on it. I would recommend calling around to local shops, someone has to be a dealer.

-Ryan
03-12-04, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By BikerRyan

Chris King will absolutely not deal direct to...

Chris King will absolutely not deal direct to consumers even if they did respond to your email. That said you also must have a certified Chris King shop to order your axle setup you need. Good news...
02-16-04, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,025
Posted By BikerRyan

I have a 2003 Enemy and I love it. It has served...

I have a 2003 Enemy and I love it. It has served me well for two seasons of racing. $400 is a great deal especially since they retail for like $1000.

-Ryan
02-15-04, 08:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 968
Posted By BikerRyan

Chris Kings are obviously the best out there but...

Chris Kings are obviously the best out there but at $120 they aren't really inexpensive. A Cane Creek at around the $50 range should last you a good while.

-Ryan
02-14-04, 09:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 906
Posted By BikerRyan

Good one. You are kidding right? Because you...

Good one. You are kidding right? Because you know that Big Mat is a pro cycling team.
02-14-04, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 891
Posted By BikerRyan

It is probably just the "tight" spot in the...

It is probably just the "tight" spot in the revolution of the cranks. Most chainrings are not perfectly round which is not a problem in a der based drivetrain because the der makes up for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-04, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 705
Posted By BikerRyan

Anyone Ever Seen a Trainer like this?

I was just wondering if anyone knows what kind of trainer this is. I have never seen anything like it.

http://www.stlbiking.com/images/schmatz_erg4.jpg

-Ryan
02-07-04, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By BikerRyan

The uneven sound is most likely due to the inner...

The uneven sound is most likely due to the inner toothed area of the freehub (where the pawls engage when you pedal and skip across when you coast) being slightly less than perfectly round. It is no...
02-07-04, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By BikerRyan

I am running Dura Ace STIs on mine but any road...

I am running Dura Ace STIs on mine but any road lever will work. They are designed for the shorter cable pull that a road lever has as compared to the mountain version which is designed for v brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-04, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 468
Posted By BikerRyan

The K wings are a lot better than the Eastons in...

The K wings are a lot better than the Eastons in my opinion even though they are slightly heavier. The K wings have a more normal feeling reach and shape whereas the Eastons have a very long reach...
01-25-04, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By BikerRyan

I believe that you have to touch the Mio buttons...

I believe that you have to touch the Mio buttons to get a reading as well. Just like the Ciclo Sport.

-Ryan
01-25-04, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By BikerRyan

Ciclo Sport makes a HR monitor that is strapless,...

Ciclo Sport makes a HR monitor that is strapless, the only catch is that you have to touch your fingers on the sensor buttons on the watch face plate to get a reading. It is supposed to be quite...
01-25-04, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By BikerRyan

It should take you less than 5 minutes to measure...

It should take you less than 5 minutes to measure the hub dimensions. Then just plug them into the DT calculator program on their site and presto chango you have spoke lengths.

-Ryan
01-22-04, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By BikerRyan

Put them on the shifter in your car. Looks great...

Put them on the shifter in your car. Looks great on the steering column mounted shift lever and they are grippy too and they never get hot in the sunshine or cold in the winter.

-Ryan
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-04, 09:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,348
Posted By BikerRyan

I built up a Litespeed Ghisallo last year with a...

I built up a Litespeed Ghisallo last year with a crazy parts spec that came in just a touch under 14 pounds according to the scale at the UPS store. Needless to say it climbed like a scalded monkey...
Forum: BMX
01-12-04, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By BikerRyan

I have a friend that has a fit series 2 frame he...

I have a friend that has a fit series 2 frame he might want to sell if you are interested.

-Ryan
01-12-04, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,528
Posted By BikerRyan

I have the Truvativ elita cross cranks with a...

I have the Truvativ elita cross cranks with a truvativ isis bottom bracket on my cross bike and I have no complaints after two seasons of racing on them. They are quite stiff and are reasonably...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-04, 06:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,091
Posted By BikerRyan

I am going with Deda too. -Ryan

I am going with Deda too.

-Ryan
01-08-04, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By BikerRyan

I am from the Springfield area and I am the head...

I am from the Springfield area and I am the head wrench at Sunshine Bike Shop in Springfield. I would be glad to point you towards the trails when you get here. I can usually be found at the shop...
01-02-04, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,964
Posted By BikerRyan

Actually, I feel like this is more of a question...

Actually, I feel like this is more of a question for Easton to field since it is their post and their directions you are following by not using grease. Serotta wont know diddly about the specifics...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-04, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,604
Posted By BikerRyan

The difference between the two headsets is that...

The difference between the two headsets is that the GripNut design (while quite ingenious) does not allow the use of spacers or front brake cable hangers (generally found on Cyclocross Bikes) which...
12-28-03, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,275
Posted By BikerRyan

These new cantis are definitely better than the...

These new cantis are definitely better than the avids. I got a set of them on a new bianchi we built the other day and I was quite impressed.

-Ryan
12-28-03, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By BikerRyan

or the bottom bracket threads being dry or the bb...

or the bottom bracket threads being dry or the bb itself being loose and as crazy as it sounds you should probably check your rear skewer (if you have one) and make sure it is greased and tight.
...
12-27-03, 10:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 864
Posted By BikerRyan

Lets see the inside of that ride. -Ryan

Lets see the inside of that ride.

-Ryan
12-21-03, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By BikerRyan

Should work out fine. -Ryan

Should work out fine.

-Ryan
12-21-03, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By BikerRyan

It needs to be a Camoy BB because the taper on...

It needs to be a Camoy BB because the taper on the spindle is different between Shimano and Campagnolo. Visit you local bike shop. If you buy the bottom bracket from them they will probably install...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-03, 05:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 958
Posted By BikerRyan

I suggest taking the computer mount to a local...

I suggest taking the computer mount to a local car audio store and befriending one of the better stereo installers. They are usually quite good at making things out of plexiglass. I have a friend...
12-19-03, 11:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,394
Posted By BikerRyan

They do it so that you cannot lie to your friends...

They do it so that you cannot lie to your friends about having the lightest and most expensive titanium bottom bracket made. Everyone will know that you are running a UN-52. LOL.
12-19-03, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,791
Posted By BikerRyan

Maybe I am reading the question wrong but...

Maybe I am reading the question wrong but "bushings" do not hold the air in the fork. O rings hold the air in and if you have a knicked o ring then your fork will lose air. To help keep from...
12-16-03, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By BikerRyan

You should be able to gently lift the freehub...

You should be able to gently lift the freehub body off of the hub now if you have removed the axle and cassette. Be careful not to lift it too fast because if you do the springs and pawls might go...
12-14-03, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 908
Posted By BikerRyan

Thats a great idea. I have raced mine on and off...

Thats a great idea. I have raced mine on and off road 2 seasons and those wheels are tough as nails. Beat them and they will come back for more.

-Ryan
12-10-03, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By BikerRyan

Either get a shorter BB or readjust your front...

Either get a shorter BB or readjust your front der to make it work. I suggest the BB.

-Ryan
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