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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-02-14, 11:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,052
Posted By ZenNMotion

The Ritchey case is 26x26x10 inches measured...

The Ritchey case is 26x26x10 inches measured along the edges, so it makes the 62 inch limit if it's not overstuffed with other things. I place the bag on the scale with the bubble facing away from...
09-11-09, 11:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,579
Posted By ZenNMotion

Tsunami- affordable custom Aluminum

I'm building up this beauty. Custom built in AZ, sent my specs and chose a color, 8 weeks later it arrived on my door step with my fork painted to match, for less than the price of an aluminum...
09-11-09, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,428
Posted By ZenNMotion

True, they might work if they're long enough, and...

True, they might work if they're long enough, and you can find one and are willing to pay the price. XTR is the only V1 MTB octalink, XT and lower models use the V2.
09-11-09, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,428
Posted By ZenNMotion

Square taper is square taper, unless it's...

Square taper is square taper, unless it's Campagnolo, then it's a slightly smaller hole/spindle. You want a JIS standard square taper BB spindle, I think there have been discussions posted here and...
09-11-09, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,014
Posted By ZenNMotion

Just use your MTB, with some narrowish light...

Just use your MTB, with some narrowish light tires. Lots of people start with MTBs, the main disadvantage is the weight while carrying the bike. Lock out the suspension in your fork if you can for...
09-10-09, 02:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,428
Posted By ZenNMotion

I have the Ritchey Pro cranks in 110 (compact)...

I have the Ritchey Pro cranks in 110 (compact) bcd. I've used them for cross, they're fairly light, and I like the octalink BBs, and they're a good crank at a great price.

But sell them off while...
08-26-09, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By ZenNMotion

Tsunami is a small family business working in a...

Tsunami is a small family business working in a tough economy, and while known (mostly in SoCal where they used to be before the move to AZ) they're still under the radar as far as builders go, and I...
08-24-09, 10:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,470
Posted By ZenNMotion

I've raced on them, and while I prefer brifters...

I've raced on them, and while I prefer brifters for racing, it's not that big a deal especially in C and B races- my pit bike has barcons and it sees frequent racing action. There are obviously some...
08-24-09, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By ZenNMotion

I prefer 8 speed for cross, more mud-friendly...

I prefer 8 speed for cross, more mud-friendly than 9 or 10 and the chains are stronger- I see more and more broken chains in cross races as 10 speed becomes the norm. A few years ago, this seems to...
08-24-09, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By ZenNMotion

7005 Easton tubes, didn't ask specifics, just let...

7005 Easton tubes, didn't ask specifics, just let him make those decisions, not scandium, but I asked for durable for cross. I don't know the exact weight, but I'd guess around 1350-1400g as his...
08-22-09, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By ZenNMotion

Check the easy and obvious first. The Tange uses...

Check the easy and obvious first. The Tange uses caged bearings, if one or both are installed upside down you get the problem you described. Both sets of caged should have the "open" side facing...
08-22-09, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By ZenNMotion

All the indexed shimano bar cons are pretty much...

All the indexed shimano bar cons are pretty much the same except for the number of clicks eg 8 9 10 speed. A old downtube shifter screw might also fit fine.
08-22-09, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By ZenNMotion

Custom Aluminum

I haven't yet had time to build it up, but this will be my new ride this season (the bicycle, the moto is just a fantasy). I was looking around the web, and stumbled across Joe Wells/Tsunami bikes...
08-22-09, 08:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,694
Posted By ZenNMotion

A Hunter crosser is a beautiful, purpose-built...

A Hunter crosser is a beautiful, purpose-built bike! If you're thinking about design inspirations though, remember that while the hole through the seat tube/seatpost is an elegant low friction way to...
08-14-09, 09:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,502
Posted By ZenNMotion

Not suprisingly, there is no one answer. You'll...

Not suprisingly, there is no one answer. You'll see all kinds of bikes at a cross event. But go in knowing that what are marketed as "cross bikes" vary a lot, more than road bikes. They tend toward...
08-03-09, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 954
Posted By ZenNMotion

If its a rim you won't otherwise use or care...

If its a rim you won't otherwise use or care about, then I guess you could try. But only if you're an expert wheel builder as carbon low spoke count wheels require a very high spoke tension, which...
07-30-09, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,397
Posted By ZenNMotion

mmm. postrace beer...

This is the most useful information I've ever read on any bike forum anywhere!
07-30-09, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,397
Posted By ZenNMotion

I gradually switched over all my bikes to...

I gradually switched over all my bikes to different Crank Bros. pedals with several years now using both eggs and candies- I use eggbeaters on both cross bikes as I don't have an issue clipping in...
07-09-09, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,074
Posted By ZenNMotion

There are 2 shudder problems, the first, the...

There are 2 shudder problems, the first, the vibrating fork, won't necessarily be resolved with a steel fork as the issue is your brake setup, not the fork. The second "shudder" problem- the fear...
07-09-09, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,955
Posted By ZenNMotion

Sorry, I saw her first.[/QUOTE] Careful, I...

Sorry, I saw her first.[/QUOTE]

Careful, I think that's TR's daughter. I've got a 56cm in Magenta. OK it's PINK! But that was the cheapest deal I could find a few years ago, and it's cool with...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-24-09, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,189
Posted By ZenNMotion

Take it to a local powdercoater, shouldn't cost...

Take it to a local powdercoater, shouldn't cost much especially if you mask it yourself
Forum: Framebuilders
06-24-09, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,060
Posted By ZenNMotion

I've polished up many older cranksets to look...

I've polished up many older cranksets to look better than new. But I don't think you'll have much luck with clearcoat paint, it will look great for a few weeks then not so much. You could try a...
09-05-08, 02:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By ZenNMotion

Don't bother with drop bar conversion, the...

Don't bother with drop bar conversion, the project will get expensive fast with new shifters, brakes, stem etc, not worth it. Use it as is, or you could replace the suspension fork with a rigid one...
09-05-08, 02:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By ZenNMotion

34 is too low and 50 is too high to the point of...

34 is too low and 50 is too high to the point of being useless, you'll hardly ever want to use a ring that large. A 48 is still on the large side, you'll find yourself in your small ring most of the...
03-01-08, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By ZenNMotion

Low profile cantis like the Avids are usually...

Low profile cantis like the Avids are usually best set up with more post exposed toward the rim. Your friend gave you a good tip, try it. Adjustment is easier, but the downside is that sometimes it...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-27-08, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By ZenNMotion

Nova Cycle supply has inexpensive house branded...

Nova Cycle supply has inexpensive house branded tubing and a cheap set of stamped lugs for practise or building your first commuter or thrasher. Aircraft Spruce sells straight gauge 4130 pretty...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-26-08, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,897
Posted By ZenNMotion

Are you sure it's the Seat/Steer tube alignment...

Are you sure it's the Seat/Steer tube alignment and not an issue with misaligned fork blades or rear triangle? Those are more common as they can get tweaked in crashes, shipping etc. A front...
07-22-07, 06:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,802
Posted By ZenNMotion

I race cyclocross, where the convention is...

I race cyclocross, where the convention is left/rear because you normally dismount for barriers and run-ups on the left, away from your drivetrain, with your right hand grabbing your top tube. You...
12-02-05, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By ZenNMotion

I've never seen any, and if I did, I wouldn't...

I've never seen any, and if I did, I wouldn't trust them. But I'm guessing that your real question is, how can I use this old road bike frame for cross? If you have an older frame, set up for...
11-16-05, 12:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,252
Posted By ZenNMotion

I've been a cellist for over 30 years, also with...

I've been a cellist for over 30 years, also with close to perfect pitch (in a quiet room), and while I've also built a few dozen race wheels I don't do it every day. But maybe I'm the guy to span...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-05, 08:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,166
Posted By ZenNMotion

I had one rail on an Ideale leather saddle...

I had one rail on an Ideale leather saddle (French equivalent to the Brooks) break like that- I managed to braze it back into place but it was tricky- buried most of the saddle in sand to prevent...
10-21-05, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By ZenNMotion

I've done the Iron Cross every year, I have good...

I've done the Iron Cross every year, I have good intentions of doing Three Peaks in the UK, but never get organized to do it- the one year I could go mad cow disease caused it to be cancelled. But...
10-21-05, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,796
Posted By ZenNMotion

I don't think theres any difference between...

I don't think theres any difference between Shimano 9sp barcons, a barcon is a barcon I think. Mine work fine with an 8sp Ultegra rear derailleur on my cross bike, and I have another 9sp set on my...
10-21-05, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,000
Posted By ZenNMotion

The bright side is that thing can be recycled...

The bright side is that thing can be recycled into something much better suited to Aluminum construction, like Bud Light cans.
10-21-05, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By ZenNMotion

I'm not sure what "lightweight crossing" is- do...

I'm not sure what "lightweight crossing" is- do you want to enter some races, or just ride some offroad? I don't understand paying $200 for shoes, but I seem to have feet that feel fine in most...
08-26-05, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,320
Posted By ZenNMotion

No. Don't do it. I've encouraged people to...

No. Don't do it. I've encouraged people to convert Schwinn Varsity, Hybrids, (normal) hardtail MTB's, converted road bikes. But a Beamer? No way. I have one on the back of our Tandem, so I'm not...
08-08-05, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By ZenNMotion

The Ebay Surly doesnt show the damage on the...

The Ebay Surly doesnt show the damage on the tube, request closeup pics of the Headtube showing the ends of the DT and TT, the TT "kink", and the BB area. But the price is already pretty high,...
08-08-05, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By ZenNMotion

This is not necessarily a problem. A dent in the...

This is not necessarily a problem. A dent in the top tube is fairly common from the bars swinging around and whacking the tube in the middle- this is what likely happened, and in that case the tube...
08-02-05, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 939
Posted By ZenNMotion

Yes, the workouts are short, but intense. Like...

Yes, the workouts are short, but intense. Like the races. You cannot train for endurance year round without hitting a plateau, and you can't train for both indurance and power at the same time. ...
08-02-05, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 939
Posted By ZenNMotion

Training for cyclocross is basically like...

Training for cyclocross is basically like training for criterium racing, with some added emphasis on technique, and some running. Burney's book assumes you race on the road as well. If you're...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-05, 08:01 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,341
Posted By ZenNMotion

Go to the shop, ask about your options- worst...

Go to the shop, ask about your options- worst case, I think LeMond would probably replace the frame at cost. They are owned by Trek, and I have had very good warranty experiences with Trek. It's...
08-01-05, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By ZenNMotion

Geez People! It's Poprad, you should czech it...

Geez People! It's Poprad, you should czech it out- fantastic riding there-
http://www.poprad.hotelforyou.com/poprad-facts.php
07-29-05, 10:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,850
Posted By ZenNMotion

I dunno what size youre looking for, but I just...

I dunno what size youre looking for, but I just ran across this sweet old bike on Ebay. Univegas are under-rated, I pulled one from the trash and converted it to a fixed gear, and it's really a...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-05, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By ZenNMotion

MTB shoes with eggbeater candy pedals. You...

MTB shoes with eggbeater candy pedals. You really don't give up much performance wise over road shoes/pedals with good MTB shoes. I commute year round, and train all winter in them (Northwave...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-05, 09:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 767
Posted By ZenNMotion

Most of your route is well lit by street lights. ...

Most of your route is well lit by street lights. I commute W Falls church- DC year round, and have felt secure without lights on the occasional winter days when I forgot to charge my batteries
07-28-05, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,263
Posted By ZenNMotion

These are shots in the dark, time for a little...

These are shots in the dark, time for a little high school trigonometry to shed some light-

Knowing the top tube length and stem size is not enough to go by- different frame geometry on 2...
07-27-05, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 952
Posted By ZenNMotion

The original Mafac's are often found on Ebay- I...

The original Mafac's are often found on Ebay- I got 2 unused sets (both wheels) from 2 sellers last spring at less than 25 bucks each. Unfortunately, prices for cross stuff are higher now as everyone...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-05, 07:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,362
Posted By ZenNMotion

How ghetto is dropping your chain at the bottom...

How ghetto is dropping your chain at the bottom of a climb just when the deciding break decides to gun it? Happened to me, now I have one on every road bike I own- especially useful for a 39-53 wide...
07-26-05, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,372
Posted By ZenNMotion

I don't think it matters, whichever fits your...

I don't think it matters, whichever fits your rims better, better clearance- or if they fit the same, go for the heavier (likely to be stiffer) I have an old road bike that I beat up on trails once...
07-26-05, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 952
Posted By ZenNMotion

Yeah, what Luna said. You'll obviously need...

Yeah, what Luna said. You'll obviously need cantilever brakes- despite the passionate opinions, any of these will work- you can get Shimano LX or XT- easy to find used, work as well as anything, and...
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