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05-03-17, 09:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,771
Posted By mazdaspeed

In performance? Probably not. In overall health...

In performance? Probably not. In overall health and longevity? As far as I understand it, probably.

Also, as was mentioned, producing meat on large scales is very resource intensive but that's...
04-28-17, 10:53 AM
Replies: 24,534
Views: 2,090,960
Posted By mazdaspeed

The chips from a gas station part hits too close...

The chips from a gas station part hits too close to home for me :(
04-28-17, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1,370
Views: 207,870
Posted By mazdaspeed

Thank you, I completely understand the point of...

Thank you, I completely understand the point of view that I've gone too far by converting it to a fixie, and I'm sure there are people out there that would enjoy it more as a geared road bike.

On...
04-27-17, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5,734
Views: 1,231,329
Posted By mazdaspeed

Gumwalls are cool again

Gumwalls are cool again
04-27-17, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1,370
Views: 207,870
Posted By mazdaspeed

crusty colnago?

I mostly lurk to look at sweet bikes but I'll post my fixed gear since maybe some of you might appreciate it, even though it's just a lowly conversion.
...
04-27-17, 07:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,771
Posted By mazdaspeed

My girlfriend is (mostly) vegan and has been...

My girlfriend is (mostly) vegan and has been making food for me to eat. I'd say eating vegan with lots of greens and whole vegetables can make a positive difference in feeling of wellbeing and energy...
04-27-17, 06:59 AM
Replies: 738
Views: 78,275
Posted By mazdaspeed

You guys have cool bikes.

You guys have cool bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-12, 12:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,738
Posted By mazdaspeed

Just plain wrong. Slipping standards around...

Just plain wrong.

Slipping standards around these parts..
09-25-12, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7,813
Views: 2,301,682
Posted By mazdaspeed

deda spada, available from probikekit

deda spada, available from probikekit
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-12, 12:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,206
Posted By mazdaspeed

It takes years to go from not riding much to a...

It takes years to go from not riding much to a comfortable pro looking position unless you're a total freak in which case if you have to ask you aren't. The problem with noobs flipping and slamming...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-12, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,560
Posted By mazdaspeed

And by pinch bolts I'm assuming you mean a...

And by pinch bolts I'm assuming you mean a hollowtech 2 crankset, in which case either grease or loctite should work fine as those two bolts don't seem prone to loosening once they're torqued, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-12, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,560
Posted By mazdaspeed

Grease and mild (blue) thread locker have...

Grease and mild (blue) thread locker have overlapping purposes in many instances, that is, discouraging galvanic and other types corrosion that get fasteners stuck. The difference obviously is that...
08-31-12, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7,813
Views: 2,301,682
Posted By mazdaspeed

While I'm here... ...

While I'm here...

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a295/1967cutlass/002012summercolnago.jpg

Still going strong (unsurprisingly).
08-31-12, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7,813
Views: 2,301,682
Posted By mazdaspeed

Athena 11 speed would be a good option IMO, you...

Athena 11 speed would be a good option IMO, you should be able to sell the red group for more than a new athena group from ribble costs. I don't know how you feel about campy but I would take campy...
08-28-12, 10:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,390
Posted By mazdaspeed

I think a shimano UN55 would be 90% as good and...

I think a shimano UN55 would be 90% as good and they're $25
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-12, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By mazdaspeed

If you're 200lbs and found a comfortable saddle...

If you're 200lbs and found a comfortable saddle you should just stick with it IMHO. 300 grams will do nothing measurable for your performance. Once you lose some weight lighter saddles will be more...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-12, 12:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,107
Posted By mazdaspeed

My redline is great on the road and shockingly...

My redline is great on the road and shockingly capable offroad. Before owning it, I was skeptical about using a cx bike on the road but it's totally possible. They're stiff and climb well. And then...
08-20-12, 10:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,453
Posted By mazdaspeed

I've had a sports doctor tell me to stretch and...

I've had a sports doctor tell me to stretch and it's made me feel a lot better. It's especially great for training rides when I'm already tired, I ride for like 30 mins then get off and stretch at...
08-18-12, 01:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,406
Posted By mazdaspeed

^ If you feel like selling the dino and or neon...

^ If you feel like selling the dino and or neon bar tape I will buy them, name your price sir. I'm not joking.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-12, 02:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,768
Posted By mazdaspeed

You're barking up the wrong tree if you ask me,...

You're barking up the wrong tree if you ask me, but feel free to 2ndgen it up and swag out on a bike you put hardly any miles on.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-12, 01:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,768
Posted By mazdaspeed

Riding for a month, haven't even worn out a...

Riding for a month, haven't even worn out a cassette, and you already want a new bike? I don't think you have a clue what cycling is actually about.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-12, 11:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,983
Posted By mazdaspeed

I don't see the need to use anything besides a 3T...

I don't see the need to use anything besides a 3T arx pro, well, besides wanting a silver stem.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-12, 06:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,859
Posted By mazdaspeed

I guess mine makes a third campy equipped saronni...

I guess mine makes a third campy equipped saronni colnago but it's not nearly as nice as either of your masters

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a295/1967cutlass/002012summercolnago.jpg

It is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-12, 06:00 PM
08-13-12, 10:13 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,854
Posted By mazdaspeed

Slang always pisses people off

Slang always pisses people off
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-12, 12:04 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,548
Posted By mazdaspeed

You need to work on your bike fit and overall...

You need to work on your bike fit and overall fitness. If you're not comfortable riding a normal road bike, getting aero bars will do nothing for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-12, 01:24 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,548
Posted By mazdaspeed

They are standard on time trial bikes, road bars...

They are standard on time trial bikes, road bars are standard on road bikes. How is this a question?
08-08-12, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 971
Posted By mazdaspeed

columbus fever, you have it now

columbus fever, you have it now
08-07-12, 12:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,114
Posted By mazdaspeed

I dunno if you've been to Portland but...

I dunno if you've been to Portland but practically everyone there rides a vintage steel road bike it seems. They are durable and affordable. IMHO the standards on this forum for too nice to ride can...
08-07-12, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7,813
Views: 2,301,682
Posted By mazdaspeed

That's a touring frame, look at the gigantic gap...

That's a touring frame, look at the gigantic gap between the rear tire and seat tube...
08-06-12, 10:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By mazdaspeed

Thanks for the offer. I guess if it's that easy...

Thanks for the offer. I guess if it's that easy I'll just buy new cables, take the shifters apart and lube them, then make sure all the cables are perfect and see how it shifts then. I like the...
08-06-12, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By mazdaspeed

The thumb lever effort feels acceptable to me,...

The thumb lever effort feels acceptable to me, similar to my newer veloce shifters, however the paddle that shifts to a lower (larger cog) gear takes more effort than I think it should to shift. I...
08-06-12, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By mazdaspeed

Any other ideas? I really don't want to take them...

Any other ideas? I really don't want to take them apart unless I have to. Will it break them if I ride them as they are with more effort to shift than they probably should have? They're better than...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-12, 06:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,795
Posted By mazdaspeed

If you can find a flite that's slightly padded...

If you can find a flite that's slightly padded you're set for life. I have 3 flites and they're all different feeling but similar looking.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-12, 02:54 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 15,867
Posted By mazdaspeed

If I made a thread about everyone I passed, the...

If I made a thread about everyone I passed, the front page would be filled 24/7 with my cool stories.
08-05-12, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By mazdaspeed

Should I try riding them and keep lubing them and...

Should I try riding them and keep lubing them and see if they loosen up? Apparently I have a modified cassette so I can use them and would consider doing so, I'm just worried about the durability....
08-05-12, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By mazdaspeed

campy record 8 speed shifters, hard to shift the paddle

Does this mean they need to be rebuilt? I have to push quite hard to make it shift, but with the cable detached from the derailleur they shift freely. I did some troubleshooting with the cable...
08-05-12, 12:18 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,239,138
Posted By mazdaspeed

I have a set of campagnolo 8 speed record carbon...

I have a set of campagnolo 8 speed record carbon shifters in good condition, as well as the matching rear derailleur which is also in good shape and not worn out looking or feeling. This is on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-12, 02:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,791
Posted By mazdaspeed

Yes, overall power and modulation will be better....

Yes, overall power and modulation will be better. Shimano has recently changed their pad compound and ultegra brakes flex considerably less than any tektros I've used. There's a reason tektro brakes...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-12, 02:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,841
Posted By mazdaspeed

I agree that at the end of the day the new stuff...

I agree that at the end of the day the new stuff is a better design, and requires less specialized tools albeit some tinkering which is fine for some but maybe not for others. The new cranks are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-12, 02:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,791
Posted By mazdaspeed

Piss off, noob :)

Piss off, noob :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-12, 02:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,791
Posted By mazdaspeed

Guys, tektro calipers suck, don't waste your...

Guys, tektro calipers suck, don't waste your money buying expensive pads for them when you can buy a set of way better brakes with pads all across the internet for not much more.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-12, 02:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,841
Posted By mazdaspeed

You're supposed to file / grind (dremel would...

You're supposed to file / grind (dremel would work) / machine the jaws on the puller so they're thin then wrap electrical tape or something around them so they don't gouge the crank. I believe campy...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-12, 01:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,841
Posted By mazdaspeed

The weight is what surprised me, the 2012 veloce...

The weight is what surprised me, the 2012 veloce group I bought it almost as light as ultegra and it was $400 ish at the time. Thew crank design is a bit of a hassle but it's light for the price.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-12, 01:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,841
Posted By mazdaspeed

There is, it's called a gear puller, they can be...

There is, it's called a gear puller, they can be had for a few bucks all around town.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-12, 01:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,791
Posted By mazdaspeed

OP just doesn't know what he's doing lol

OP just doesn't know what he's doing lol
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-12, 01:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,791
Posted By mazdaspeed

Not IME

Not IME
08-02-12, 03:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,805
Posted By mazdaspeed

You're right that one can make a great bike out...

You're right that one can make a great bike out of any material. The advantage aluminum has is the strength and rigidity to weight ratio, it's also inexpensive. Modern aluminum bikes don't ride...
08-02-12, 03:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,805
Posted By mazdaspeed

It is obvious, it's just not widely acknowledged...

It is obvious, it's just not widely acknowledged in the c&v forum since there aren't many racers around. It's not like steel frames don't have their advantages either, but like you said composites...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-12, 03:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,475
Posted By mazdaspeed

Shimano wheels typically do well for what they...

Shimano wheels typically do well for what they are in aerodynamic tests. For purely TT purposes getting wheels that will provide big aero benefits will set you back easily $1000-2000. Better wheels...
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