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09-22-10, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,022
Posted By biken

Yeah, dunno what he was thinking.. Could have...

Yeah, dunno what he was thinking.. Could have paid twice as much at a LBS and gotten lesser grade components and rode out that same day! I'm sensing a shill here... :p
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-10, 05:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,144
Posted By biken

Keyword = she

Keyword = she
09-09-10, 05:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,232
Posted By biken

Are you talking about the Windsor Cyclo? This...

Are you talking about the Windsor Cyclo? This thread is about the Motobecane's and they are double butted frames that are identical to Fuji.

Anyway, I am no fanboy, I was just pointing out that...
09-09-10, 12:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,232
Posted By biken

Not sure how you can say they are not the same...

Not sure how you can say they are not the same when they have the EXACT same geometry - lengths - heights - wheelbase etc etc etc.

But the one thing BikesDirect did change (along w/ the lower...
09-08-10, 11:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,232
Posted By biken

Mike, the owner of BikesDirect, has said that...

Mike, the owner of BikesDirect, has said that they are the same. On some of the down tubes Fuji uses a more triangled shape tube and the Motos use just round tubing but it is still the same...
09-07-10, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By biken

Personally, I'd go with a nice cyclocross bike. ...

Personally, I'd go with a nice cyclocross bike. Do some searches or check out the cyclocross forum on this site. There is a lot of good info out there.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-10, 10:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,613
Posted By biken

I had a similar situation with my front...

I had a similar situation with my front derailleur. They first put me in contact with SRAM tech support to discuss the issue. Once they (SRAM) discovered that the problem was indeed the FD, then...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-10, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By biken

It looks pretty tight, but I've seen similar that...

It looks pretty tight, but I've seen similar that worked on other bikes.. If it is giving you trouble like you say, then I'd change it out and make sure the cable enters the derailleur in a...
08-31-10, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,144
Posted By biken

I own the Moto Cross Pro. The SRAM Rival...

I own the Moto Cross Pro. The SRAM Rival components are top notch. I've put about 500 miles on mine (mostly offroad) and everything has held up fine. They (Motobecane's) are just re-badged Fuji...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-10, 10:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By biken

Everyone should own at least one good cross...

Everyone should own at least one good cross bike.. It is just way too much fun to go without. I don't have a road bike, but I do come from a long mountain bike background. I got my first cross bike...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-10, 10:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,947
Posted By biken

Well there's your problem right there!... Hope...

Well there's your problem right there!... Hope you are alright tho
08-28-10, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,740
Posted By biken

My cross bike came with cantis and at first I...

My cross bike came with cantis and at first I thought that they were terrible. I had all sorts of trouble trying to adjust them- mostly trail and error in the beginning. I still wasn't satisfied...
08-27-10, 12:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,089
Posted By biken

The Gravity's shifters are in a lower spot vs...

The Gravity's shifters are in a lower spot vs that of the Wellington.. If you are new to road bikes and riding in traffic etc, then I would certainly pic the Wellington. You may want to check out...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-10, 11:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,005
Posted By biken

Lulz.. This thread is great. I'll share my...

Lulz.. This thread is great. I'll share my little story-- I was out at my local bike path.. It's about a 4 mile loop that goes around a park and some ball fields. I was near the end of my ride,...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-10, 10:24 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 21,950
Posted By biken

To the OP - I say go for it! I purchased two...

To the OP - I say go for it! I purchased two bikes from BD.com and have been very satisfied. One of the bikes had a defective front derailleur. I contacted BD and they sent me out a new one as a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-10, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By biken

They are Mavic wheels that can take tires 19-32. ...

They are Mavic wheels that can take tires 19-32. So I should be good with just about anything. How would a tire like the 700x28 Gatorskins fair when on hardpacked dirt trails? No mud or anything...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-10, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By biken

Need help w/ cross bike and road tires...

Hi all,

I ride my cross bike on road/pavement most of the time and I would like to get some help selecting new tires. A lot of the areas that I ride in are wooded and the paths, even though they...
08-18-10, 09:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,036
Posted By biken

I'm kinda thinkin that neon green wraps aren't...

I'm kinda thinkin that neon green wraps aren't gonna go so well with that frame color.?.?.
08-17-10, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By biken

Cables that work with SRAM Rival?

Hi, my cross bike came with brake levers on the flats and I may get rid of them soon. When I do, I want to install new cables/housing for the brakes and derailleurs. The bike has SRAM rival...
08-16-10, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Posted By biken

Sounds like a good cross bike is exactly what you...

Sounds like a good cross bike is exactly what you need. I was in a similar situation as you and ended up buying a cross bike and I love it.. So much so that I recently sold my mountain bike because...
08-14-10, 02:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,581
Posted By biken

What shifters are you going to run with those...

What shifters are you going to run with those mini v-brakes? I am just curious as to how they work with road levers.. Some people say you need a travel agent and others say theirs worked without the...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-10, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By biken

You'll need some tire levers.. 164642 ...

You'll need some tire levers..

164642

A good frame pump.. http://www.rei.com/product/693421 (http://www.rei.com/product/693421)

I'd buy at least one extra spare tube and a good multi-tool...
08-06-10, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5,005
Views: 3,505,275
Posted By biken

Yeah, all except for some warning/caution label...

Yeah, all except for some warning/caution label that I didn't bother to read.
08-02-10, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By biken

Yeah, that was basically what the problem was. ...

Yeah, that was basically what the problem was. However, I did noticed that once I removed the brake housing that it was very stiff.. Not sure if it was a defect or if Jagwire's housing is stiffer...
08-01-10, 09:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,096
Posted By biken

Then it sounds like you need a cross bike that...

Then it sounds like you need a cross bike that fits. I started out riding mountain bikes. I almost bought a road bike because I wanted something faster and lighter. Then I found out about cross...
08-01-10, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5,005
Views: 3,505,275
Posted By biken

Nice bike Redspoke.. I just got mine in last...

Nice bike Redspoke.. I just got mine in last week.. It's a sweeeet ride!!

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07-31-10, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By biken

Need Help - How do you size your wife/GF's cross bike?

My wife hopped on my cx bike and now she wants one. lol... I need help selecting the right size for her. She is 5'4''and 1/2" tall with a measured cycling inseam of 29.75".. She has slightly longer...
07-29-10, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By biken

Need Help w/ Brakes on Flats...

Hi, I got my new Fantom Cross Pro in the mail today and put everything together.. It all works great except for one of my brake levers on the flats (see picture below).. Basically it will not release...
07-20-10, 01:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By biken

I've done the online fit calculators and they all...

I've done the online fit calculators and they all say that I should be on a 57cm bike. The problem is the bike only comes in 56 OR 58 and not a 57.. So would it be best for me to go with the...
07-19-10, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By biken

Need Help: Cyclocross Sizing

Hi, long time lurker, first time poster :thumb: Great site BTW.

Anyway, my background has been in mountain biking. I'm 30 years old and have been biking off road since I was a kid. After a long...
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