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11-24-16, 09:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,541
Posted By OnTheRivet

You'll be fine as long as the hub has enough...

You'll be fine as long as the hub has enough material above the spoke holes to keep the radial spokes from pulling out of the hub. I am constantly amazed that people think Radial lacing is bad yet...
11-19-16, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,192
Posted By OnTheRivet

You say this, but a 90mm stem on a 58cm frame is...

You say this, but a 90mm stem on a 58cm frame is not right. I find that most people who have hand issues have a fit issue related to bar drop/position. Easy test i learned from an old school pro....
11-17-16, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,325
Posted By OnTheRivet

I rode TRP Spyres on a demo road bike in the...

I rode TRP Spyres on a demo road bike in the mountains and they were a joke. Even after fiddling with setup they were nowhere near as good as my Dura Ace 9000 rim calipers. My SRAM force hydraulic...
08-30-16, 07:17 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 18,028
Posted By OnTheRivet

This should not be happening if you have the...

This should not be happening if you have the Force Type 2 clutch rear derailleur. If you have the clutch rear derailleur check the cage tension, these will need to be adjusted periodically. Remove...
09-19-12, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,773
Posted By OnTheRivet

Honestly that's a terrible tire for a gravel road...

Honestly that's a terrible tire for a gravel road race. A semi slick is the way to go. Michelin Jet, Ritchey Speedmax, Clement LAS, Challenge Grifo XS.
09-16-12, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,172
Posted By OnTheRivet

Seriuosly? It's red with some stripes. It's a...

Seriuosly? It's red with some stripes. It's a bike not a purse.
09-10-12, 10:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,148
Posted By OnTheRivet

I'm a die hard West coast guy but for cross the...

I'm a die hard West coast guy but for cross the best races/scenes are in the North East which can actually qualify as a single "state" as the actual states are the size of west coast cities. When I...
09-10-12, 10:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,148
Posted By OnTheRivet

I'm a die hard West coast guy but for cross the...

I'm a die hard West coast guy but for cross the best races/scenes are in the East. When I mean scene I'm talking actual racing not 1500 beginners showing up to play in the mud. I'd be stoked to tow...
09-17-11, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By OnTheRivet

How do you have just one bike?

How do you have just one bike?
09-17-11, 01:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 794
Posted By OnTheRivet

Not legal in UCI races which is why no elites. A...

Not legal in UCI races which is why no elites. A "proper" cross course doesn't have technical sections that's what MTB racing is for. On a real cross course drop bars are a better setup.
09-06-11, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3,078
Views: 2,591,629
Posted By OnTheRivet

You definitley are going to want an inner chain...

You definitley are going to want an inner chain guide to keep the chain from falling off to the inside. I like N-Gear jumpstop, they are cheap too.
08-27-11, 01:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,318
Posted By OnTheRivet

I'd go with the Diamondback before the bikes...

I'd go with the Diamondback before the bikes direct, solid frame and fork.

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_518141_-1_202650_10000_202339
08-12-11, 09:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,599
Posted By OnTheRivet

Except that it does by a mile. Every manufacturer...

Except that it does by a mile. Every manufacturer that takes cross seriously uses carbon for their top end race frames. I race a CX1, 16.5lbs with Rival/force components.
09-16-10, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,171
Posted By OnTheRivet

Those things are so heavy....half my bikes weight.

Those things are so heavy....half my bikes weight.
09-08-10, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 961
Posted By OnTheRivet

That bike looks sharp. Digging the Heliums.

That bike looks sharp. Digging the Heliums.
09-02-10, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 961
Posted By OnTheRivet

Cynikal, just an FYI, you are very close to the...

Cynikal, just an FYI, you are very close to the height limit on spacers and to make matters worse you have no steerer above the clamping area of the stem, this is a big no-no from ALL fork...
09-02-10, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 863
Posted By OnTheRivet

At 150lbs I race with my Tubulars at 25-32psi....

At 150lbs I race with my Tubulars at 25-32psi. With my clincher training wheels, just riding fireroads I run 40psi.
08-24-10, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By OnTheRivet

You'd probably want to go same Top Tube length or...

You'd probably want to go same Top Tube length or a bit shorter than your road dimensions with a bit shorter stem also.
08-19-10, 11:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 22,235
Posted By OnTheRivet

Depends on where you race, in Central/Southern...

Depends on where you race, in Central/Southern Cal...it doesn't start raining here until February. 1 bike plus wheels in the pit is pretty standard.
08-12-10, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By OnTheRivet

Agreed.

Agreed.
08-11-10, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,049
Posted By OnTheRivet

Probably some Eastern European or Russian Ti....

Probably some Eastern European or Russian Ti. Hard to tell quality without inspecting the welds. As an aside, The Pros Closet on eBay is the biggest joke on the internet. The prices they want for...
08-11-10, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By OnTheRivet

Actually this isn't the case. Because the World...

Actually this isn't the case. Because the World cups only allow a certain number of riders per country based on UCI ranking you don't have as many Belgians racing and stacking the top of the results...
08-10-10, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By OnTheRivet

I have to ask, why in the world would you need a...

I have to ask, why in the world would you need a 7" rotor on a bike with tires that can barely handle cantilever brakes?
08-08-10, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,244
Posted By OnTheRivet

Go with Mini-v's Tektros 926al minis as they...

Go with Mini-v's Tektros 926al minis as they have the shortest arms at 80mm so work quite well with road levers without a travel agent and they stop scary good. I actually toed my pads in a bit in...
07-31-10, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Posted By OnTheRivet

For the Gazillionth time, you could always use...

For the Gazillionth time, you could always use discs unless you were an Elite racer in a UCI event. Since you didn't know this I doubt you are an elite racer. What are discs going to provide in a...
07-25-10, 06:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,841
Posted By OnTheRivet

I'm curious why you think you'd have to turn...

I'm curious why you think you'd have to turn around on road tires? Unless it's really rocky there is no reason road tires can't do gravel roads, I do it all the time on my road bike.
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10-26-09, 10:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,815
Posted By OnTheRivet

One thing I've started to do this year after...

One thing I've started to do this year after watching a few World Cups closley is I yank the bike up hard and almost throw it over the barriers. When I dismount right before the barrier I use my...
10-22-09, 06:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,348
Posted By OnTheRivet

What logical reason would there be for using a...

What logical reason would there be for using a power measuring device in cyclocross?
10-22-09, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By OnTheRivet

Probably the 58cm. Maybe the 61cm depending on...

Probably the 58cm. Maybe the 61cm depending on how stretched out you like to be. What's the Top Tube length on your Road Bike?
10-13-09, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By OnTheRivet

I used to race in the drops about 90% of the time...

I used to race in the drops about 90% of the time until a few years ago while watching a bunch of World Cup races and noticed that the best racers in the world almost never rode in the drops. So I...
10-08-09, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By OnTheRivet

You actually might be able to salvage it. Put a...

You actually might be able to salvage it. Put a hub into the dropouts and clamp down with the QR (even if it's tough to get in from the bend), tape a couple of blocks of wood to the chainstay where...
10-05-09, 02:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By OnTheRivet

One of the best reasons to get faster and move...

One of the best reasons to get faster and move up, the fields are way smaller
10-05-09, 02:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 829
Posted By OnTheRivet

I don't think suspension is banned. I do know...

I don't think suspension is banned. I do know that Musseuuw broke his Full suspension Bianchi halfway through the race.
10-03-09, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 975
Posted By OnTheRivet

Mavic hasn't done ceramic braking surfaces for...

Mavic hasn't done ceramic braking surfaces for years.
09-28-09, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,085
Posted By OnTheRivet

"Actually, I'm quite sure this is where it lies,...

"Actually, I'm quite sure this is where it lies, as I have dealt with this a few times. Old mountain bikes used canti brakes, and they had a cable hanger built into the fork--suspension forks used to...
09-26-09, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,039
Posted By OnTheRivet

46 "usually" isn't an option for a single ring...

46 "usually" isn't an option for a single ring front setup bacause you have to run it on the inside position and "most" frames usually don't have the clearance on the chainstays for this. 44 is a...
09-20-09, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,236
Posted By OnTheRivet

I run an ENO on my single speed mountainbike and...

I run an ENO on my single speed mountainbike and had this issue initially. I ended up removing paint from the clamping surface, greasing the bolts and really wrenching on them to get it to stick....
09-19-09, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 676
Posted By OnTheRivet

Wow, that is A LOT of money for not much bike,...

Wow, that is A LOT of money for not much bike, but that's what I find with all Terry bikes. Clever marketing to women. You can get way more bicycle for much less money from other manufacturers. Also,...
09-15-09, 01:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,528
Posted By OnTheRivet

Best headset for the money by far. Cane Creek S3...

Best headset for the money by far. Cane Creek S3 (http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/14170-205_CACS35-3-Parts-63-Headsets/Cane-Creek-S-3-Headset.htm)

Brakes, Tektro Oryx...
09-11-09, 11:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,240
Posted By OnTheRivet

Your tires are on backwards.

Your tires are on backwards.
09-06-09, 09:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,816
Posted By OnTheRivet

Honestly, regardless of what you do you are...

Honestly, regardless of what you do you are always going to have crap feeling brakes running those bar tops. They add cable drag no matter what you do.
09-03-09, 12:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By OnTheRivet

46-34 with a 12-25 cassette.

46-34 with a 12-25 cassette.
08-30-09, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By OnTheRivet

In the faster categories people don't give a ****...

In the faster categories people don't give a **** what you ride. It's usually in the lower categories where it's equal parts racing and posing where someone might make a remark. If you beat that...
08-27-09, 10:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,073
Posted By OnTheRivet

I'm pretty sure ALL Ridleys can be had with...

I'm pretty sure ALL Ridleys can be had with bottle mounts, just have to specify when ordering. Talk to your dealer.
08-23-09, 07:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,226
Posted By OnTheRivet

One caveat, years ago my first cross bike had bar...

One caveat, years ago my first cross bike had bar end shifters, I friggin hit my knees on those things a few times and that was it, off they came.
08-22-09, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By OnTheRivet

Very nice, what tubeset did he use? Weight?

Very nice, what tubeset did he use? Weight?
08-08-09, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By OnTheRivet

That's what I've seen also.

That's what I've seen also.
07-25-09, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By OnTheRivet

My biggest gripe with inline levers is they make...

My biggest gripe with inline levers is they make the brakes feel terrible. They add too much resistance to the system creating a vague feel.
07-24-09, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By OnTheRivet

I've pretty much tried them all and my favorites...

I've pretty much tried them all and my favorites are the Hutchinsons ( bulldog/pirahnna) simply becuase they are huge and I can run them at 28-30psi without pinch flatting. This made a HUGE...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-09, 09:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 652
Posted By OnTheRivet

Not only encourage Americans to get fatter but...

Not only encourage Americans to get fatter but foster mediocrity by creating a class "so everyones a winner, YEAH". Weak ****.
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