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10-22-16, 12:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,872
Posted By curtiseddie

Focus Mares AX

Focus Mares AX
Forum: Southeast
03-12-16, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 565
Posted By curtiseddie

Any Craft Breweries in Ashville, NC & Knoxville, TN

I'm taking a road trip and will be passing through either Ashville, NC or Knoxville, TN around lunchtime (depending on progress). Does anyone have a favorite Brewery in either? I would also like to...
03-09-16, 08:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,087
Posted By curtiseddie

It's funny how as a child we want so badly to do...

It's funny how as a child we want so badly to do adult things... and now that we're "adults" we want so badly to do kid things.
03-08-16, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,755
Posted By curtiseddie

I hear ya, brother. I've been trying to answer...

I hear ya, brother. I've been trying to answer that question myself for the past 6 years since my first kid was born. I'll follow this thread to see if anyone else has figured it out.
03-04-16, 07:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,087
Posted By curtiseddie

Have you checked your LBS. Most of the LBS's...

Have you checked your LBS. Most of the LBS's near me have bikes in your price range that fit your riding style and are significantly better than retail store bikes with better components than the...
03-04-16, 07:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,780
Posted By curtiseddie

Sweet video man. Awesome angles. Great sound. Was...

Sweet video man. Awesome angles. Great sound. Was the camera tied to a rope around the riders neck? Is that bike a 2016 model or vintage? Whichever, I want one!

OP, thanks for sharing.:thumb:
02-26-16, 09:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,872
Posted By curtiseddie

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02-24-16, 09:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,670
Posted By curtiseddie

I have been using a set of Bontrager Satallite...

I have been using a set of Bontrager Satallite grips I picked up, used, at out local bike co-op. They have reduced my hand fatigue dramatically. I'm totally sold. Post 2-3 rides and some adjustments...
02-24-16, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By curtiseddie

I'm definitely leaning toward the Kona. Thanks...

I'm definitely leaning toward the Kona. Thanks for the input.
Forum: Touring
02-24-16, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 915
Posted By curtiseddie

The Page Ave bridge has a bike/pedestrian...

The Page Ave bridge has a bike/pedestrian addition to get across the Missouri River. From there you can access the Katy Trail.
...
02-23-16, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By curtiseddie

I would accept other bike suggestions, also.

I would accept other bike suggestions, also.
02-22-16, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By curtiseddie

Bike choice advice/opinion

I'm looking at a '15 Kona Kahuna DL and a '15 Cannondale Trail 1. I'm new to 29ers. I prefer a hardtail. These are the two bikes I've narrowed down in my price point at my LBS. Both are quite...
02-10-16, 08:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,240
Posted By curtiseddie

pretty incredible

pretty incredible
01-11-16, 03:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,357
Posted By curtiseddie

Just put these Conti Gatorskins on last week....

Just put these Conti Gatorskins on last week. I've only put about 15 miles on them so far, but I like them. Much smoother ride than the Schwalbe Rocket Rons I use off road.
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12-27-15, 04:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,898
Posted By curtiseddie

Nothing other than typical points to look on any...

Nothing other than typical points to look on any used bike. I have no experience with carbon frames. Also, this is my first Focus. I am extremely happy with it. In fact I have considered replacing my...
12-27-15, 11:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,898
Posted By curtiseddie

^^The above are excellent points. I am...

^^The above are excellent points.

I am primarily (75-80%) a mountain biker. When I bought my CX bike I thought I would be taking it to many of the trails I love to ride on my MTB. I quickly...
12-15-15, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,145
Posted By curtiseddie

9/10/11 speed chainring on 8 speed?

I have an 1999 Schwinn Moab that I want to make 1X. Can I use the Race Face Single Narrow Wide Chainring on my 8 speed?

The MRP Podium Chainring is the only 8 speed chainring I could find and...
12-14-15, 02:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,671
Posted By curtiseddie

I think there are some motorists that would use...

I think there are some motorists that would use that as a target to attempt to hit.
11-24-15, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By curtiseddie

I actually rode quite a way before noticing I had...

I actually rode quite a way before noticing I had tape wrapped around my non-drive crank. Then while looking down wondering what was going on and what to do ran through another barrier. So...
11-24-15, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By curtiseddie

Thanks. :thumb: That's what I assumed, but wanted...

Thanks. :thumb: That's what I assumed, but wanted to hear from some more racers with more experience than me. Which is pretty much everyone.
11-24-15, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By curtiseddie

Race barrier break through repair?

So I did my 2nd CX race this weekend. I am obviously a true amateur and still learning "the ropes." On my first lap I broke though the barrier tape (taking a turn too fast). Is it my responsibility...
11-24-15, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9,284
Views: 3,563,258
Posted By curtiseddie

My second CX race. Not as muddy as I expected the...

My second CX race. Not as muddy as I expected the course to be, but definitely a chilly ride.

photo credit: Michael Dawson
Bubba Memorial Cyclocross Race #9...
11-14-15, 03:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,670
Posted By curtiseddie

So, you've found a good position for both seated...

So, you've found a good position for both seated and standing?
11-14-15, 03:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,670
Posted By curtiseddie

More than just gravel roads. No X games stuff. I...

More than just gravel roads. No X games stuff. I do like to get a little rowdy on the trails.
11-14-15, 08:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,670
Posted By curtiseddie

Anyone use ergonomic grips? Likes/Dislikes please.

I'm replacing the grips on my 26" MTB. I have been complaining about some slight hand numbness/tingling during my rides. My LBS recommended a ergonomic grip.
ERGON BIKE ERGONOMICS...
11-12-15, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,473
Posted By curtiseddie

Congrats on your first race. They are fun, aren't...

Congrats on your first race. They are fun, aren't they? But, a true test for sure.

The next race I plan on doing is happening after two days of forecasted rain. It will be interesting to see what...
11-09-15, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 657
Posted By curtiseddie

There are five more in the series. I am planning...

There are five more in the series. I am planning on doing at least 2 more.
11-09-15, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 657
Posted By curtiseddie

First Cyclocross race

I participated in my first CX race yesterday. It was the #6 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=6) Bubba Cross race, at Queeny Park, and it was totally awesome!

I...
Forum: Introductions
11-02-15, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By curtiseddie

welcome. enjoy the wealth of knowledge.

welcome. enjoy the wealth of knowledge.
10-27-15, 07:19 PM
10-27-15, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 917
Posted By curtiseddie

I just serviced my headset (on my '99 Schwinn...

I just serviced my headset (on my '99 Schwinn Moab) last night for the first time ever. Never done it before. It has cartridge bearings in the headset. I carefully pried the seals off to get to the...
10-25-15, 01:27 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,179
Posted By curtiseddie

My DIY red neck bike stand. Temporary until I...

My DIY red neck bike stand. Temporary until I break down to buy a manufactured one. (I have things on higher priority.

I built this in less than 2 hours. It is steady, but heavy. I don't plan on...
10-24-15, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,368
Posted By curtiseddie

Weird. It worked immediately after posting. ...

Weird. It worked immediately after posting.


Shimano BR-M447 Disc Brake package
10-24-15, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,368
Posted By curtiseddie

Should I convert front brake from rim to disc?

I have a 1999 Schwinn Moab that has rim brakes. The front suspension fork has mounting holes for a disc brake caliper. I like the bike and am not in the market for a new MTB (yet). Is it worth it to...
10-21-15, 07:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,627
Posted By curtiseddie

So, how often should I be replacing a chain...

So, how often should I be replacing a chain (approximate miles)? I don't have one of those fancy chain gauges.

Should I be doing this before I sense issues resulting from the chain or when the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-15, 09:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,799
Posted By curtiseddie

insurance experience?

Since I bought my Focus Mares AX I have been contemplating putting it on my homeowners. I keep my bike in the garage and sometimes the door is left open for hours on end and I am constantly worried...
10-19-15, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4,553
Views: 445,960
Posted By curtiseddie

Stock seats suck. Had to replace it.

Stock seats suck. Had to replace it.
Forum: Southeast
10-17-15, 01:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 552
Posted By curtiseddie

Charlotte, NC trails (Huntersville area)

I'm going to be visiting Charlotte and would like to check out a trail or two while there. I've done a little bit of research and the ones I'm interested in (that are also close to my location) are...
10-17-15, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3,078
Views: 2,591,623
Posted By curtiseddie

They came with the frame. Schwalbe Rocket Ron...

They came with the frame.
Schwalbe Rocket Ron 622 X 33
10-17-15, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3,078
Views: 2,591,623
Posted By curtiseddie

I like the tires. However, I don't have anything...

I like the tires. However, I don't have anything else to compare them too (yet). I measured 33mm. I would like something wider for trail riding, but my understanding is cyclocross racing maximum is...
10-09-15, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 399
Posted By curtiseddie

Water on thru axle

I pulled my thru axle out just because I wanted to play with it and practice using it (my bike is new and I am accustomed to QR). When I did, I found beads of water on it. I don't really like that. I...
10-09-15, 08:42 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,215
Posted By curtiseddie

:lol: Noted.

:lol: Noted.
10-09-15, 07:50 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,237
Posted By curtiseddie

Are there lubes/grease that you use anywhere else...

Are there lubes/grease that you use anywhere else on your bike (not the chain) that you recommend?
10-09-15, 07:35 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,215
Posted By curtiseddie

So....the tires?

So....the tires?
10-09-15, 07:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,050
Posted By curtiseddie

A head nod is typically the most I give (or get)...

A head nod is typically the most I give (or get) while riding.
10-08-15, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,450
Posted By curtiseddie

Just a morning ride through Forest Park. (I need...

Just a morning ride through Forest Park. (I need some road tires for this)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-15, 08:58 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,597,299
Posted By curtiseddie

Whoa. I was not aware of so many pic...

Whoa. I was not aware of so many pic requirements. Thanks for the info.

Now I know never to post a bike pic without my pro photographer. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-15, 08:52 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,597,299
Posted By curtiseddie

Bad ass wheels!

Bad ass wheels!
10-07-15, 08:21 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,215
Posted By curtiseddie

from 33c to 38-40c?

On a similar topic, are there benefits/disadvantages to going from 33c to 38-40c CX tires? My current tires are 700 x 33c Schwalbe Rocket Ron, and I feel like when riding trails I would prefer a...
10-07-15, 08:15 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,215
Posted By curtiseddie

Continental Gatorskin's go from 23-32c ...

Continental Gatorskin's go from 23-32c
continental bicycle Gatorskin (http://www.continental-tires.com/bicycle/tyres/race-tyres/gatorskin)

The larger sizes just may not be stocked in your LBS.
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