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08-20-09, 12:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,599
Posted By Gambutrol

Thanks for the advice! I'm wanting to upgrade to...

Thanks for the advice! I'm wanting to upgrade to a 1x9 29er as soon as I can afford it (probably not for another few years) and I didn't know that Redline offered a full rigid model. Maybe I'll try...
08-20-09, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,599
Posted By Gambutrol

I'm not writing off suspension, I'm just thinking...

I'm not writing off suspension, I'm just thinking about swapping out the crappy suspension fork for a much lighter rigid fork. Just wanted to know about some personal experiences before taking the...
08-20-09, 09:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,599
Posted By Gambutrol

Full Rigid

Just got into mountain biking last spring and I'm thinking about going full rigid. I've been riding a hardtail I got on craigslist for about $40 and the fork has about 30mm travel left in it and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-09, 12:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,576
Posted By Gambutrol

Wash my jerseys in the washer, hang to dry. Wash...

Wash my jerseys in the washer, hang to dry. Wash my bibs in the shower after my ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-09, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Posted By Gambutrol

The tires are made for two separate purposes. ...

The tires are made for two separate purposes. You'd be better off comparing the Armdillos to Conti Gatorskins- both made for long training miles and puncture resistance. The GP 4000s are made for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-09, 01:30 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,335
Posted By Gambutrol

pine cones work for me. rub with the gain. if...

pine cones work for me. rub with the gain. if that makes sense.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-09, 08:29 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,205
Posted By Gambutrol

I think it's finally updated and it looks like I...

I think it's finally updated and it looks like I win- 73rd overall. That's the first time I've gotten even remotely close to winning a fantasy game. Hooray! What's the prize? =P
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-09, 08:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 821
Posted By Gambutrol

I have a capo and I love it, but I certainly...

I have a capo and I love it, but I certainly wouldn't want it as my only bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-09, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By Gambutrol

I agree that it isn't their best article. It's...

I agree that it isn't their best article. It's just nice to see articles about Lance/cycling showing up in places like that.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-09, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By Gambutrol

3rd place to cancer- onion article

http://www.theonion.com/content/news/lance_armstrong_inspires_thousands?utm_source=a-section

I love the onion.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-09, 10:13 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,574
Posted By Gambutrol

maybe i can just put hello kitty stickers on my...

maybe i can just put hello kitty stickers on my centaur group, then.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-09, 10:00 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,574
Posted By Gambutrol

I'd buy a hello kitty gruppo.

I'd buy a hello kitty gruppo.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-09, 08:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,775
Posted By Gambutrol

Most carbon fiber frames have beefy headtubes...

Most carbon fiber frames have beefy headtubes these days. There are some slight differences in the headtubes if you look closely. Aside from that, the TT/seatstay cluster is totally different, as...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-09, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 720
Posted By Gambutrol

I don't think the manufacturer really matters for...

I don't think the manufacturer really matters for any of those old carbon frames. The technology was imperfect; most of them were glued together. You wouldn't get the same performance benefits as...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-09, 05:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By Gambutrol

Get a frame for cheap on ebay and build it up...

Get a frame for cheap on ebay and build it up yourself. I just built my first bike and i feel a lot more confident on it. A lot easier than I thought it would be and I reckon I saved about 50%.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-09, 11:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,148
Posted By Gambutrol

I'd flip that seatpost clamp around.

I'd flip that seatpost clamp around.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-09, 06:47 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,205
Posted By Gambutrol

I like the fantasy game on versus.com a lot...

I like the fantasy game on versus.com a lot better- they let you switch out riders from stage to stage to make it a bit more active like fantasy football. Still it is nice to be in second place ^_^...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-09, 08:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,149
Posted By Gambutrol

Fixed gear on the road can be fun, you should try...

Fixed gear on the road can be fun, you should try it out sometime. Might not be great for pedalling form, but I found that it really helped me gain some muscle mass in my skinny legs. I used to...
07-13-09, 08:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 792
Posted By Gambutrol

Haterz on the road forum

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=561916

I read the road forum much more than I do the SS/FG anymore. But every now and again one of these threads pops up and it's really annoying.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-09, 02:43 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 18,537
Posted By Gambutrol

you'll be in my thoughts. good luck with a...

you'll be in my thoughts. good luck with a speedy recovery!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-09, 02:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,423
Posted By Gambutrol

i run 11-25 with a single 42t up front and never...

i run 11-25 with a single 42t up front and never feel that the jump between gears is too large (though going from 12-11 does need a little mashing)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-09, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Gambutrol

ebay would be my best bet.

ebay would be my best bet.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-09, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 745
Posted By Gambutrol

Go for a 29er hardtail. I wouldn't buy a...

Go for a 29er hardtail. I wouldn't buy a full-suspension used because the shocks will probably be shot and are costly to replace. But really, it just depends on where you ride and what your riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-09, 12:17 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-09, 06:14 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,205
Posted By Gambutrol

In: The Mighty Oaks

In: The Mighty Oaks
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-09, 07:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 668
Posted By Gambutrol

I don't use them for brake cables.

I don't use them for brake cables.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-09, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By Gambutrol

I've been using the nashbar kangaroo leather race...

I've been using the nashbar kangaroo leather race gloves (I think they are about $7.99) and they keep me pretty cool. I'd recommend them even though nashbar is kinda lame.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-09, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,487
Posted By Gambutrol

I run a single up front on my regular road bike...

I run a single up front on my regular road bike (no big mountains around me) and I've never really had a problem with dropping the chain. The only times ive ever lost a chain were due to the front...
06-20-09, 06:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 683
Posted By Gambutrol

how about "Xsets"?

how about "Xsets"?
06-20-09, 03:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 683
Posted By Gambutrol

ok so what do you call them? groups? groupsets?...

ok so what do you call them? groups? groupsets? parts?
I'm new to mountain biking after years of road cycling. All the Xs have been a real shock to me.



Campagnolo made mountain bike groupos...
06-20-09, 12:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 683
Posted By Gambutrol

Ahh yes, his contributions to mountain biking...

Ahh yes, his contributions to mountain biking should not be forgotten.
06-20-09, 12:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 683
Posted By Gambutrol

Why do nearly all MTB groupos have the letter "X"?

XTR
XT
XX
X-9

Seriously, what's the deal?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-09, 09:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 685
Posted By Gambutrol

1. Campy 2. Sram 3. Shimano Saw that...

1. Campy
2. Sram
3. Shimano

Saw that someone said that Campy is expensive and ugly. I just got a Centaur group for less than what Rival goes for. Not a huge deal, but they are similar in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-09, 08:16 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,255
Posted By Gambutrol

Yeah, how exotic are we allowed to go? 1....

Yeah, how exotic are we allowed to go?

1. Serotta
2. Tommasini
3. Indie Fab

But if we are sticking with the mass market boys

1. Specialized
2. Cannondale
06-15-09, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 831
Posted By Gambutrol

Crank removal on an old Raleigh

Just picked up an old Raleigh, but I can't remove the crankarms. I figure someone around here would know how.
There is a put rather than a crankarms bolt that looks something like this:...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-09, 09:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,188
Posted By Gambutrol

cool video! do you usually race with a cam on?

cool video! do you usually race with a cam on?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-09, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By Gambutrol

Yeah I was starting to think that my crotch just...

Yeah I was starting to think that my crotch just wasn't cut out for cycling. I think the Concor works for me because I'm skinny and it is a narrow saddle. The Specialized Toupe was next on my list;...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-09, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By Gambutrol

No more numbness

My savior:
http://www.getprice.com.au/images/uploadimg/767/350__1_san-marco-concor-light-med.jpg
I've tried 5 saddles in as many years and they've all lead to numbness. Some took an hour or more...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-09, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By Gambutrol

Octopus caps in Columbus, OH is much better. ...

Octopus caps in Columbus, OH is much better. They do full custom for about $25....less than walz charges for non custom.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-09, 08:46 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,316
Posted By Gambutrol

Reynolds 853.

Reynolds 853.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-09, 05:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,672
Posted By Gambutrol

Agreed. The r-sys was "bulletproof" until it...

Agreed. The r-sys was "bulletproof" until it started exploding. I don't know if Masi has an "ooooo" factor. Maybe to some, not to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-09, 06:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
Posted By Gambutrol

Beautiful! I'm just finishing up my build right...

Beautiful! I'm just finishing up my build right now... I think you did a better job than me ;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-09, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By Gambutrol

+2 that's why I've never tried speedplay or...

+2 that's why I've never tried speedplay or anything like that. Looks can be used with sneakers/sandals to go and get the groceries.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-09, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,376
Posted By Gambutrol

$10? I'll give you twice that.

$10? I'll give you twice that.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-09, 08:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,369
Posted By Gambutrol

don't ride don't ride

don't ride don't ride
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-09, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,376
Posted By Gambutrol

Yep, that's a track bike. A super awesome one at...

Yep, that's a track bike. A super awesome one at that. I'd either build it up with some nice track wheels/track drops or just put it back up on ebay. I bet it would make you a fortune in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-09, 09:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,619
Posted By Gambutrol

How do you know what width is the right width?

How do you know what width is the right width?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-09, 09:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,619
Posted By Gambutrol

I have this problem pretty much everytime i ride....

I have this problem pretty much everytime i ride. Doesn't matter what saddle, doesn't matter if it is road or MTB. I just have to remind myself to get out of the saddle every now and again and it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-09, 08:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,658
Posted By Gambutrol

http://www.competitivecyclist.com/road-bikes/frame...

http://www.competitivecyclist.com/road-bikes/frame/2008-bmc-streetfiresram-rival-complete-bike-5977.html

That is the bike I would buy for $1500. But as others have said, buying online means that...
06-07-09, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,207
Posted By Gambutrol

no, i believe that was ben serotta. Don't know...

no, i believe that was ben serotta. Don't know much about Havnoovian, but I've seen some beautiful steel bikes with his name on them.
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