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Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-15, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,072
Posted By theextremist04

You're probably spending a lot more time seated...

You're probably spending a lot more time seated on the trainer. As well, if you have the climbing block, your saddle nose is perpetually pointed up. I know I really can't do more than like an hour on...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-14, 09:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,973
Posted By theextremist04

I have a pair of non-Aero Dura Ace C24 clinchers...

I have a pair of non-Aero Dura Ace C24 clinchers that weigh 1380g. Pretty dang light.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-14, 12:07 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,351
Posted By theextremist04

Yep! Always.

Yep! Always.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-14, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By theextremist04

Damage isn't always obvious, the only way to...

Damage isn't always obvious, the only way to check in a reasonable amount of time is to tap it- any delaminated spots will sound very different. And congrats! That means you also have a power meter....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-14, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By theextremist04

Nope! You may have to replace cables/tires/tubes,...

Nope! You may have to replace cables/tires/tubes, but those should be the only thing that would suffer from age. Just make sure the carbon is in good shape and you don't see any rust anywhere.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-14, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By theextremist04

Parts do wear out, and some components may have...

Parts do wear out, and some components may have nicer, newer counterparts, but if it's been well-taken care of that's the deal of the day. I would also argue a guess that that model bike spends a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-14, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10,226
Views: 2,660,833
Posted By theextremist04

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7485/15857337308_e5...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7485/15857337308_e5f9416d36_c.jpg
Just joined the club. Need some new bars and cranks, but besides that it's a really solid bike. Also in off-season mode, hence the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-14, 12:33 AM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,247,785
Posted By theextremist04

This makes the purist in me cry.

This makes the purist in me cry.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-14, 09:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 23,410
Posted By theextremist04

Throw on 700x28s (if you can fit them) and you...

Throw on 700x28s (if you can fit them) and you should be golden.
11-12-14, 06:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 15,624
Posted By theextremist04

30psi isn't unreasonable for tubies. I can run...

30psi isn't unreasonable for tubies. I can run clinchers at about that pressure during races (I usually do 32/35).
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-14, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By theextremist04

I'm in Fort Collins and I'll say that just about...

I'm in Fort Collins and I'll say that just about anywhere on the Front Range is a great choice for cycling. You really can't go wrong.
10-28-14, 10:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,732
Posted By theextremist04

What are you planning on doing with it? For...

What are you planning on doing with it? For racing, the close ratios aren't a bad thing. There's a reason 36/46 or something similar is so common.
10-21-14, 03:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,503
Posted By theextremist04

Bone Bender is a fun 3/6 hour race in KC.

Bone Bender is a fun 3/6 hour race in KC.
09-25-12, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,811
Posted By theextremist04

Their geo may not be anything new, but it's...

Their geo may not be anything new, but it's probably the cheapest good frame you can get. I'd ride one.
09-18-12, 08:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,356
Posted By theextremist04

I'm with scrublover on this one. 15 year old MTB...

I'm with scrublover on this one. 15 year old MTB components aren't worth a ton at this point.
09-14-12, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By theextremist04

It's only $2600...

It's only $2600...
09-10-12, 11:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,018
Posted By theextremist04

Storck makes some super bling bikes, but they're...

Storck makes some super bling bikes, but they're also fairly pricey. But they also don't make any bad ones, so if you can afford one go for it. German engineering is da bomb.
08-30-12, 10:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By theextremist04

There were some very good ones and some not as...

There were some very good ones and some not as good ones. It's hard to generalize, but there's potential for $150 to be a steal for one.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-12, 10:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,754
Posted By theextremist04

The thing is, cheap Ti frames are still going to...

The thing is, cheap Ti frames are still going to run you about a grand. There's no way to do Ti for cheap.
08-27-12, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,391,531
Posted By theextremist04

That's probably the most unique bike in this...

That's probably the most unique bike in this thread. Awesome!
08-27-12, 07:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,127
Posted By theextremist04

I would assume that it would all fit fine on your...

I would assume that it would all fit fine on your bike; they seem to have no problems shoving 11 speeds onto the same area as 10 before. And if you're looking at wanting this, you could get by...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-12, 07:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,417
Posted By theextremist04

REI has done something similar for a long time...

REI has done something similar for a long time and they're still thriving. I don't see Competitive Cyclist going away any time soon, especially since they now have a huge company behind them.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-12, 02:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,601
Posted By theextremist04

I like the yellow.

I like the yellow.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-12, 09:15 AM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,247,785
Posted By theextremist04

Selective color? Really?

Selective color? Really?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-12, 08:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 917
Posted By theextremist04

Your bike would probably fit better if it matched...

Your bike would probably fit better if it matched your team kit.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-12, 08:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 906
Posted By theextremist04

Falcon PUNCH!

Falcon PUNCH!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-12, 08:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,512
Posted By theextremist04

Is that serious? I hope not.

Is that serious? I hope not.
08-20-12, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By theextremist04

Yeah, since when are bikes getting so expensive?...

Yeah, since when are bikes getting so expensive? This seems ridiculous.
08-20-12, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By theextremist04

The top tube measurement is usually more...

The top tube measurement is usually more important when you're looking at geo.
08-16-12, 10:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 746
Posted By theextremist04

Yeah, but moving the seat messes with other...

Yeah, but moving the seat messes with other aspects of his fit. The main problem is his frame is way too small. I'm 5'10" and a 17.5/18" is on the small side for me.
08-14-12, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By theextremist04

+1 on the pipe cutter. Also, the crown race is...

+1 on the pipe cutter. Also, the crown race is probably the hardest part- be careful not to bend/warp it.
08-14-12, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,571
Posted By theextremist04

It's hard to do light and secure- when it comes...

It's hard to do light and secure- when it comes to locks the more material the better. But if you're just looking for something quick, go for a good cable lock.
08-14-12, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 521
Posted By theextremist04

The thing is, they gave you the same model that...

The thing is, they gave you the same model that cracked. They can't keep a warehouse full of old frames sitting around. The frame itself has changed. The only one that's compatible is a step down...
08-13-12, 07:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,487
Posted By theextremist04

Also, if you're new to the road cycling game, I...

Also, if you're new to the road cycling game, I wouldn't go changing anything without getting some fit advice- it's easy to look through the picture threads and stuff, but a lot of the guys there...
08-13-12, 02:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,479
Posted By theextremist04

I don't think anyone actually does that, climbing...

I don't think anyone actually does that, climbing is a whole lot harder than going downhill (aerobically speaking.)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-12, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,991
Posted By theextremist04

+1, it's easier to make a small bike bigger than...

+1, it's easier to make a small bike bigger than a big one smaller.
08-13-12, 12:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,487
Posted By theextremist04

Stems usually have some amount of rise, usually a...

Stems usually have some amount of rise, usually a few degrees (they aren't perfectly straight.) Flipping it means literally flipping it from the stock position (which is usually the relaxed position...
08-13-12, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,872
Posted By theextremist04

Looks like a decent bike to me.

Looks like a decent bike to me.
08-13-12, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 521
Posted By theextremist04

Manufacturers do this- parts and standards...

Manufacturers do this- parts and standards change, sorry. Get the parts you need for the frame or sell the new frame and buy one that suits your needs.
08-13-12, 12:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,479
Posted By theextremist04

I mean, he gets paid for results. A DNF probably...

I mean, he gets paid for results. A DNF probably looks better on his record than 50th place in a race he should be in top 10 or even the podium. I agree it's not the best thing ever, but we don't...
08-13-12, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By theextremist04

I'd rather have something made in Taiwan than a...

I'd rather have something made in Taiwan than a Friday at 4:30pm frame from the U.S. Really, anymore, Taiwan would be my first choice for anything carbon that wasn't boutique. And made on the cheap...
08-13-12, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,712
Posted By theextremist04

I don't think he was trying to make you look like...

I don't think he was trying to make you look like an idiot. He posted the link to the specs of the bike you have. Since they only seem to have made it for one year, it's your bike. And it's a...
08-12-12, 10:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 827
Posted By theextremist04

Phil Wood is amazing; I have one of their...

Phil Wood is amazing; I have one of their freewheels for my SS and it's bombproof and amazing.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-12, 10:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,262
Posted By theextremist04

I sure hope you don't need the extra 2.5mm of...

I sure hope you don't need the extra 2.5mm of clearance on a regular basis. And actually, if you're cornering like you should, with your inside pedal up, longer crankarms will give you more...
08-12-12, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 730
Posted By theextremist04

In a city like San Fran I would be very surprised...

In a city like San Fran I would be very surprised if they didn't do some sort of 'cross clinic- if they do, try to make it there. You'll learn more in a couple hours at one of those than in weeks by...
08-12-12, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By theextremist04

Sorry, but I find it extremely difficult to...

Sorry, but I find it extremely difficult to believe you squeezed the brake lever hard enough for it to break.
08-12-12, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By theextremist04

It isn't that strong because you broke one in a...

It isn't that strong because you broke one in a crash? They won't get any stronger as you upgrade, since weight is a priority on higher end parts.
08-12-12, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,863
Posted By theextremist04

I don't think there are many (if any) bikes that...

I don't think there are many (if any) bikes that come set up tubeless yet- it just doesn't work as well as tubes for shipping or sitting in a store.
08-12-12, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,634
Posted By theextremist04

Hey sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. The...

Hey sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. The crux was pretty great on the road, I had a nice two-bike set up between that and my mountain bike. As to why I sold it, I ended up being injured through...
08-12-12, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By theextremist04

Since your brakes are hydraulics, the caliper and...

Since your brakes are hydraulics, the caliper and the master cylinder (the lever) are all one system. You can go ahead and upgrade if you want, but I'd be surprised if you couldn't buy just a new...
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