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04-01-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 12,370
Posted By laxpatrick

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Ritchey Breakaway Travel Bike...
04-01-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,196
Posted By laxpatrick

You may have Gunnar Shogren confused with...

You may have Gunnar Shogren confused with Waterford's Gunnar line of bikes, FYI
03-16-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By laxpatrick

Totally agree with adamrice and Le Mechanic - I...

Totally agree with adamrice and Le Mechanic - I did a Ritchey Breakaway Cross with a SRAM Force 1 1x11 - it's one of the smoothest, trouble-free setups I've got in the stable. For all the trips the...
02-29-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 879
Posted By laxpatrick

I take my Ritchey Breakaway in a hard case for...

I take my Ritchey Breakaway in a hard case for many of my work trips. Almost all airlines honor the equivalent 26x26x10 standard.

I never tell them that it’s a bike. I did get the case smushed a...
11-07-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,538
Posted By laxpatrick

What's the name of that Facebook group? Thanks!

What's the name of that Facebook group? Thanks!
10-21-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,038
Posted By laxpatrick

2 years on some Reynolds Assault LE's over 250...

2 years on some Reynolds Assault LE's over 250 lbs and they've been rock solid. YMMV and yeah, that guy was covering his keester.
10-21-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,425
Posted By laxpatrick

You'd be surprised what you can ride. You're not...

You'd be surprised what you can ride. You're not THAT big/heavy. I'm 6'8" and a tish over 250.

I had a specialized roubaix that I loved, have a custom 64cm Gunnar Sport custom geometry that I...
06-10-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By laxpatrick

This - I'm continually amazed that shifting has...

This - I'm continually amazed that shifting has been dead on with no adjustment required after 5 airline trips and my Breakaway Cross.
05-26-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,048
Posted By laxpatrick

Sure it does. Itís a BIKE.

Sure it does. Itís a BIKE.
05-26-19, 12:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,048
Posted By laxpatrick

Ritchey Breakaway.

Ritchey Breakaway.
05-25-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,048
Posted By laxpatrick

Recent update: ...

Recent update:
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/21/american-airlines-slashes-fees-for-sports-and-musical-gear.html
05-25-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,048
Posted By laxpatrick

I travel with mine all the time on AA in a <50lbs...

I travel with mine all the time on AA in a <50lbs case that is 26x26x10 (max legal standard baggage).

No fees apply.

https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/baggage/specialty-and-sports.jsp
03-17-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,721
Posted By laxpatrick

Had a 2010 Roubaix. Loved it. Got an eTap...

Had a 2010 Roubaix. Loved it. Got an eTap Endurace. Don't miss the Roubaix, wasn't super switched on about the whole front headset shock things...
03-13-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,578
Posted By laxpatrick

Had a C5-6-7 Anterior Cervical Discectomy with...

Had a C5-6-7 Anterior Cervical Discectomy with Fusion (ACDF). They went thru the front, put in cadaver bone, plate and six screws. Done in 2001 or so, I was 30. Condition "caused" by a chiro doing...
02-21-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,107
Posted By laxpatrick

Do this. I only used my crutches to get to the...

Do this. I only used my crutches to get to the car after surgery, never after that. Be diligent on the ice and the recommended pain med/analgesic. You'll get there.
12-14-18, 02:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By laxpatrick

PlanetBike shoe covers fit the bill - and the big...

PlanetBike shoe covers fit the bill - and the big feet. I've got 51 in Sidi road shoes and they work fine. Pretty sure they're available on Amazon.
12-12-18, 04:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,638
Posted By laxpatrick

Yeah, 225 is NUTS. I'm a freak at 6'8"...

Yeah, 225 is NUTS. I'm a freak at 6'8"...
12-10-18, 06:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,638
Posted By laxpatrick

In general, no regrets trying it out. Glad I...

In general, no regrets trying it out. Glad I didn't drop too much $$$ on a Ti frame and value the experience of building a totally custom ride.

I find that I like the longer cranks in the hills....
12-06-18, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By laxpatrick

I'm 6'8". Kucharik wool runs long. Otherwise I...

I'm 6'8". Kucharik wool runs long. Otherwise I really like the Hill Killer tall jerseys. Next place to Aerotech Designs. Great shorts but their jerseys are pretty plain. I have a few of all of...
12-06-18, 10:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,638
Posted By laxpatrick

I did a 210mm build a while back. Happy to share...

I did a 210mm build a while back. Happy to share the experiences. Mine is a Gunnar based upon a 64cm.
I've also got a couple of the cranks laying around if you're interested. They were pretty...
06-07-18, 08:06 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,516
Posted By laxpatrick

6'8", 64cm road bikes.

6'8", 64cm road bikes.
06-06-18, 08:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,659
Posted By laxpatrick

Exactly why my "team" on RAGBRAI affectionately...

Exactly why my "team" on RAGBRAI affectionately refers to me as "The Air Plow". 6'8*, 250.
06-05-18, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,296
Posted By laxpatrick

Right? 3 years, dust it off. They did a pretty...

Right? 3 years, dust it off. They did a pretty significant website upgrade.
06-05-18, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,296
Posted By laxpatrick

Pretty sure you can sort by size now - I'd asked...

Pretty sure you can sort by size now - I'd asked Mike to add it back. I'm an XLT - stellar products, cool graphics. Just ordered a Green bay and a Dia de los muertos yellow on sale.

LAX
06-05-18, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,976
Posted By laxpatrick

Canyon Endurace goes to 33 (specified). Love my...

Canyon Endurace goes to 33 (specified). Love my Endurace (64 cm, nice stack and reach for the tall guys).

LAX
04-05-18, 08:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 970
Posted By laxpatrick

I've got a custom steel bike that we built up...

I've got a custom steel bike that we built up with the goal of running long cranks (210's!!!). Ended up with 50mm BB drop. It rides great. I believe that since we were dealing with a conservative...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-31-18, 08:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,776
Posted By laxpatrick

Nice! I find that I ride my fatbike a lot -...

Nice! I find that I ride my fatbike a lot - gravel trails and picking up my 8YO from school on the trail-a-bike.

I'm your same height and found that the Specialized Fatboy was the best fit I...
03-26-18, 07:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,675
Posted By laxpatrick

Totally - thanks for your thoughts. I know the...

Totally - thanks for your thoughts. I know the Endurace will probably be more forgiving, but don't want to wish I'd gone with the Ultimate over 1.5 cm or so of stack (but more reach).
03-23-18, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,675
Posted By laxpatrick

Fitting goes without saying. Couldn't agree...

Fitting goes without saying. Couldn't agree more.

Why carbon? Completely personal preference.

I've ridden a variety for years, have/have had several different aluminum, steel, and carbon. My...
03-22-18, 10:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,675
Posted By laxpatrick

Pretty sure the Canyon I'm looking at is $3499. ...

Pretty sure the Canyon I'm looking at is $3499. For Calfee that gets me a frame and part of a fork and not a whole lot more. Guessing at best 2X the Canyon which is a budget buster.
03-21-18, 10:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,675
Posted By laxpatrick

Um... Cost?

Um... Cost?
03-21-18, 06:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,675
Posted By laxpatrick

Tough to be tall - higher end rides

Been looking for a new steed. Have a 2012 Roubaix in 64 and a custom Gunnar Roadie with looooooong cranks (210's). Wanting to get into a new carbon bike with disc brakes and electronic shifting....
02-22-18, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,350
Posted By laxpatrick

WD40 Spray & Stay Gel Lubricant

No, not talking about regular WD40, that horse is soooooo dead.

What about this?

https://www.wd40specialist.com/products/spray-gel


Anybody use it? Like it? Hate it?
03-29-17, 08:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,499
Posted By laxpatrick

Like you, used sigmas. Totally love the Garmin...

Like you, used sigmas. Totally love the Garmin 800. Easy switch between 4 bikes. Got it awhile back for like 200 off.
03-27-17, 08:34 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 37,597
Posted By laxpatrick

Collaborated with Richard Schwinn and my local...

Collaborated with Richard Schwinn and my local shop. He had some grave concerns about raising the BB up to clear the long cranks but no issues whatsoever. Very forgiving ride...
03-26-17, 07:19 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 37,597
Posted By laxpatrick

6'8" and a bit. Other bikes include a 64cm...

6'8" and a bit. Other bikes include a 64cm Roubaix, Fatboy (love it) and Stumpjumper Comp or something.

The 210mm cranks are a little different. I do like them when climbing. On the flats I...
03-26-17, 03:38 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 37,597
Posted By laxpatrick

BigGunnar

Custom geometry based upon 64cm, 210mm cranks.
06-19-15, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By laxpatrick

I've got a 2000 66cm Cannondale CAAD 3 with...

I've got a 2000 66cm Cannondale CAAD 3 with mostly ultegra and some dura ace I could part with...

Geometry is something like:
(from another old posting)
73 seat angle
73.5 head angle
61 TT...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-15, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,924
Posted By laxpatrick

Gunnar Sport, custom geometry based on 64cm to...

Gunnar Sport, custom geometry based on 64cm to clear 210mm cranks:
431519

I also ride a 64cm Roubaix (2012) and a 2000 Cannondale R600 66cm - would sell it if I could find a buyer.
01-15-15, 08:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,179
Posted By laxpatrick

Thompson or Ritchey are sure nice - and I'm a...

Thompson or Ritchey are sure nice - and I'm a biggie.
01-14-15, 10:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,097
Posted By laxpatrick

This. I did a custom and the owner, Richard...

This. I did a custom and the owner, Richard Schwinn (yeah, THAT Schwinn) was great throughout the process. Mine was a Sport for my size and to clear 210mm cranks.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-15, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,105
Posted By laxpatrick

I personally like the Panaracer Type A, have had...

I personally like the Panaracer Type A, have had good luck and I like the road feel...
09-22-14, 11:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,389
Posted By laxpatrick

I collaborated with the head of Gunnar/Waterford,...

I collaborated with the head of Gunnar/Waterford, Richard Schwinn on my build of a Sport to accommodate long cranks (210's).

Mine's based on a 64cm, that weight limit sounds silly. Call them or...
06-19-14, 09:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,163
Posted By laxpatrick

Height is not a direct correlation to frame size....

Height is not a direct correlation to frame size. I'm 6'8" and have road bikes ranging from 64 to 66 and have comfortably ridden 61's... Stack and reach are where it's at, IMHO.
06-18-14, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By laxpatrick

Switch to bibs. More leeway for shorter...

Switch to bibs. More leeway for shorter "standard" jerseys. The regular tall ATD jerseys fit great, their pattern ones are HEINOUS. Graffiti? Peace signs? :notamused:
06-17-14, 09:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,163
Posted By laxpatrick

Here's a link to Richard's post on Gunnar's site:...

Here's a link to Richard's post on Gunnar's site: Getting Cranky (http://gunnarbikes.com/site/2012/04/getting-cranky/)
06-13-14, 07:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,163
Posted By laxpatrick

I went with a custom Gunnar with collaboration...

I went with a custom Gunnar with collaboration from my LBS and Richard Schwinn from Waterford/Gunnar. Sport with 210mm cranks. Ping me with any ?s I have an extra set of 210 cranks from HSC that...
05-12-14, 11:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,342
Posted By laxpatrick

I'm a fan - fair bit of cush, I've got 4 pairs of...

I'm a fan - fair bit of cush, I've got 4 pairs of 'em and rides up to 120mi
04-01-14, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,949
Posted By laxpatrick

I'm just under that weight and have had great...

I'm just under that weight and have had great experiences with Open Pro (32's, 3 cross) and HED Belgiums.
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