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Posted By rudetay

Are you a professional mountain bike racer? ...

Are you a professional mountain bike racer?

If not, that time range is very optimistic. In NEU events the winner generally comes in around 6.5 hours. With most riders finishing around the 9.5-10...
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Views: 6,080
Posted By rudetay

I don't know about everyone else, but...

I don't know about everyone else, but randonneuring, in my experience, takes SIGNIFICANTLY less time and money than racing bikes at even a cat three level. Event entry fees are dirt cheap, aside from...
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Views: 6,069
Posted By rudetay

A few reasons it's likely a typo. They couldn't...

A few reasons it's likely a typo. They couldn't do this with 110BCD, first of all, and second, there's no way they would endorse that much of a jump for the FD. It can work, I run 48/30 on a WI VBC...
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Views: 388
Posted By rudetay

Quite a few North East Ohio cyclists come down...

Quite a few North East Ohio cyclists come down for the Ohio Randonneurs rides every year: http://ohiorand.org/
10-13-10, 02:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,199
Posted By rudetay

I've done a fair amount of distance on my fixed...

I've done a fair amount of distance on my fixed gear, and much more with gears, topping out at a fairly hilly 300k in 13:30 fixed. The biggest difference I've found is the increased discomfort caused...
08-12-10, 08:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,956
Posted By rudetay

What are the "Bens Cycle Order," "Price Point...

What are the "Bens Cycle Order," "Price Point Order," etc?

Seems like you must be listing things twice as I can't imagine what you'd be spending over $400 on on top of what all you listed...
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07-14-10, 10:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 713
Posted By rudetay

You're misunderstanding how team sponsorship...

You're misunderstanding how team sponsorship works.

The big teams you're mentioning receive those bikes for free, likely plus extra money. In exchange for having riders win on their bikes, the...
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Views: 2,319
Posted By rudetay

Well, if the limit screws are set correctly it...

Well, if the limit screws are set correctly it won't go INTO your wheel, but yes, it will go to the largest cog.

Easy fix on the road if you don't have a cable though, just re-adjust the limit...
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Views: 5,010
Posted By rudetay

My Serotta OS Track about 200k into a 300k...

My Serotta OS Track about 200k into a 300k recently.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2363/4508754949_583381fbf7_o.jpg

Sorry about the bad picture, I'd just brought my phone. 74.5 gear inches.
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02-16-10, 09:49 AM
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Posted By rudetay

I did a double take on those handlebars, and then...

I did a double take on those handlebars, and then I remembered. Nice bike!
11-25-09, 07:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,286
Posted By rudetay

Just in case anyone missed this: ...

Just in case anyone missed this:

http://www.ibiscycles.com/images/full/Tranny_SS_Copper.jpg

http://www.ibiscycles.com/images/full/tranny_anim_1.gif

The entire rear triangle is removable for...
11-22-09, 06:03 PM
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Views: 4,879
Posted By rudetay

It's the "Champion Special," it has copper rivets...

It's the "Champion Special," it has copper rivets and brass plated rails, but the plating on the rails wore off from my legs.

I just looked up that saddle again to make sure I had the name right,...
11-22-09, 03:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,879
Posted By rudetay

Here's my old Steamroller with 30mm Michelin...

Here's my old Steamroller with 30mm Michelin Cyclocross Jet tires:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2221/2281188878_43d5970092_b.jpg

Not sure how they compare in size directly, but these tires...
11-21-09, 12:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,049
Posted By rudetay

I saw this at the Bum Shuffle as well, nice work....

I saw this at the Bum Shuffle as well, nice work.

Your address listed on the "Shop" page is really close to where I live. Is that your shop? Do you mind if people stop by? I'd love to take a look.
11-17-09, 03:14 PM
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Views: 3,314
Posted By rudetay

A bit cheaper:...

A bit cheaper: http://blaqdesign.com/Pages/Product/Item.aspx?&itemId=10026
10-31-09, 08:30 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,037
Posted By rudetay

You fit them the same as any other bike, they...

You fit them the same as any other bike, they just use smaller wheels for size, strength, and maneuverability reasons. Given, for most people a 700c bike is small enough, 700c wheels are more than...
10-23-09, 05:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,393
Posted By rudetay

This is quite the opposite of my experience, even...

This is quite the opposite of my experience, even between different bikes and styles of riding. If I'm riding on the road four days a week, it still takes me a few minutes to get back into the flow...
10-22-09, 09:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,758
Posted By rudetay

That's not exactly how bike theft works. First,...

That's not exactly how bike theft works. First, you can carry much smaller bolt cutters and use cheater bars. Second, various unscientific tests have shown that no one says a word even if someone it...
10-08-09, 06:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,170
Posted By rudetay

NiteRider MiNewt, it's great, the battery lasts...

NiteRider MiNewt, it's great, the battery lasts forever and you can actually see with it.

They extended the cable since I bought mine, and I wish mine was the longer model, but I'm not about to...
10-08-09, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,725
Posted By rudetay

Sure, as long as you also add: All winter ...

Sure, as long as you also add:

All winter
In brake pad longevity
In rim longevity
In ease of braking
In increased modulation and more predictable response and action
In increased power
09-25-09, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By rudetay

I'm running 44s on my DT Swiss RR1.1 rims...

I'm running 44s on my DT Swiss RR1.1 rims (similar width) right now with no issues at all. I wouldn't even think twice about a 40mm tire. A wide rim would be better, but the Vs should work just fine....
09-18-09, 07:26 AM
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Views: 3,048
Posted By rudetay

To be ripping people off they'd have to be...

To be ripping people off they'd have to be selling things, I have a hard time believing much of that is going on.
09-17-09, 08:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,461
Posted By rudetay

Maybe a set-up like this? ...

Maybe a set-up like this?

http://velo-orange.com/vomoha.html

http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-84224226242177_2070_16383653

Seems like if you explain the safety concerns she should understand.
09-17-09, 08:09 AM
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Views: 3,849
Posted By rudetay

My uneducated opinion would be to say to do this...

My uneducated opinion would be to say to do this to the phantom cross uno. Sell it with 30mm slick tires, drop bars with standard drop levers, fenders maybe. Build the wheels with some decent silver...
09-16-09, 05:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,317
Posted By rudetay

Where? I normally see them for more than twice...

Where? I normally see them for more than twice that; I'd totally get $20 Sambas...
09-15-09, 01:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,285
Posted By rudetay

Huh? How so? If you can stop faster, you...

Huh? How so?

If you can stop faster, you can travel at a higher speed for a longer time before coming to a stop...thus faster overall.
09-14-09, 12:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,586
Posted By rudetay

Well, these bars arguably serve a specific...

Well, these bars arguably serve a specific purpose for some TT riders...Aerospokes don't really do much of anything well.
09-14-09, 09:37 AM
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Views: 6,586
Posted By rudetay

Easton Deltaforce: ...

Easton Deltaforce:

http://www.eastonbike.com/images/P-bars/bar_delta_multi.gif

Profile Designs Cobra Wing:
...
09-04-09, 12:25 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,170
Posted By rudetay

Another thread on this subject with some info: ...

Another thread on this subject with some info:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=550291
09-02-09, 08:20 AM
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Views: 289
Posted By rudetay

Akron, Ohio! September 6th!

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r144/rudetay/09poster_print.gif
08-27-09, 10:23 PM
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Posted By rudetay

Erggg, you're totally right, not sure what I was...

Erggg, you're totally right, not sure what I was thinking about Pegoretti, my apologies.

I actually own a Steelman, and once the paint is over it, those welds are so smooth you'd never know,...
08-26-09, 10:29 PM
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Views: 1,908,152
Posted By rudetay

Huh? The guy is saying he doesn't like those...

Huh? The guy is saying he doesn't like those ornate intricate style lugs. Not that he doesn't like lugs at all.

Doesn't seem too dumb to me. I understand completely the work and craftsmanship that...
08-26-09, 01:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,532
Posted By rudetay

I was just going to say this. They ride great,...

I was just going to say this. They ride great, better feel than the Paselas, and they roll very fast for the size.
08-19-09, 11:25 AM
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Views: 1,223
Posted By rudetay

Perhaps your thinking of something else? Gaffer's...

Perhaps your thinking of something else? Gaffer's tape is designed to remove easily, specifically not leaving a residue. It also tears really nicely.

It's also a lot more expensive than duct/duck...
08-19-09, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By rudetay

Wanting to keep your cranks looking nice is...

Wanting to keep your cranks looking nice is perfectly reasonable, they're expensive and maintaining the threads and area around it will help re-sale value if you ever sell them in the future.

This...
08-16-09, 09:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,744
Posted By rudetay

Here's some pictures of the XL Seagull bag:...

Here's some pictures of the XL Seagull bag: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rudetay/sets/72157603994623699/

I love mine, the size isn't really obvious in those pictures as it's compressed down, so...
08-14-09, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By rudetay

Types of handle bars and break levers really...

Types of handle bars and break levers really don't have any connection to the frame. Except in some instances, such as pursuit/TT bikes that are designed for TT bars, or of course a geared bike that...
08-09-09, 09:16 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,914
Posted By rudetay

There's a whole lot of Cleveland in that gallery.

There's a whole lot of Cleveland in that gallery.
08-06-09, 07:42 AM
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Posted By rudetay

Nice photo on that Sparton.

Nice photo on that Sparton.
07-24-09, 11:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,021
Posted By rudetay

Here's the mentioned paragon drop outs: ...

Here's the mentioned paragon drop outs:

http://www.paragonmachineworks.com/images/products/DS0004.JPG

They slide along, simplifying the chain tension/disk combo. I had mentioned it because I...
07-22-09, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,207
Posted By rudetay

Wow, great! Pictures?!

Wow, great!

Pictures?!
07-22-09, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By rudetay

The Thomson web site only lists 25.4 in the...

The Thomson web site only lists 25.4 in the Elite style, and 3.18 in the Elite x2 & x4.

So, yes, I'd guess the 26.0 is no longer in production. They were only making limited sizes of 26.0 stems...
07-22-09, 10:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,021
Posted By rudetay

Have you considered just going with a mechanical?...

Have you considered just going with a mechanical? BB7 road?

It will still give easier brake pull, and will let you use standard drop levers, allowing you to have your hands in a stable location,...
07-15-09, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5,484
Views: 1,294,542
Posted By rudetay

The chain comes like that.

The chain comes like that.
07-14-09, 10:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,746
Posted By rudetay

Some people hinted at this, but no one said it...

Some people hinted at this, but no one said it directly, so I figured I would.

On top of the floppy sole, unsure attachment, and prospects of hot spots, rubbing, and pressure points. Remember that...
07-14-09, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 513,657
Posted By rudetay

Silver Alien 36h hub set: ...

Silver Alien 36h hub set:

http://www.alienbikes.com/products/hubs_silver_small.jpg

Totally new, these have just been sitting on a shelf for the last year. Check...
07-11-09, 12:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,102
Posted By rudetay

If you really want protection, get this:...

If you really want protection, get this: http://www.velo-orange.com/postch.html

http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-84224226242177_2062_962883
07-08-09, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,324
Posted By rudetay

The Brooks Proofide is almost exactly the same as...

The Brooks Proofide is almost exactly the same as Sno-Seal, maybe a few very minor differences in ingredients, and it does not break down the leather. If you do not put some kind of treatment on it...
07-02-09, 10:39 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 28,352
Posted By rudetay

It's in my signature, but here it is: ...

It's in my signature, but here it is:

http://velospace.org/files/Steelman_change_1.jpg

http://velospace.org/files/steelman_1_ride1.jpg

Not the best pictures, but you get the idea. I built up...
06-30-09, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 831
Posted By rudetay

I think the only part of the IRO build kit/wheels...

I think the only part of the IRO build kit/wheels that you'd find would be any better than what comes stock on the Kilo TT is the cog and maybe the rims. But, the Kilo wheelset is perfectly fine and...
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