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Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-12, 10:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,618
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

It would be pretty awful if you were cruising...

It would be pretty awful if you were cruising along at 25 mph and instinctively reached down for the drops and whiffed!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-12, 11:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,667
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

My friend has a motobecan't carbon bike and it...

My friend has a motobecan't carbon bike and it weighs more than my aluminum allez even though it is mostly equipped with 6700 and my bike is a mishmash of parts w/ nothing nicer than 6600. He also...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-12, 10:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,667
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

do yourself a favor and don't get a motobecane

do yourself a favor and don't get a motobecane
Forum: Southwest
11-28-11, 11:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 895
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

Sandia Crest Highway around Christmas

Perhaps this is a stupid question. I come to Albuquerque for christmas almost every year. Last year I brought my mountain bike and rode some trails in the Manzanos.

Would riding up Sandia Crest...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-11, 07:38 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,391
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

BTW I use a Force FD with my Ultegra and it...

BTW I use a Force FD with my Ultegra and it shifts like tits
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-11, 07:04 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,391
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

Its not about the Bike, Its not about the Rider,...

Its not about the Bike, Its not about the Rider, It is all about the front derailleur?
11-20-09, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,025
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

lol thanks i'm well aware of www.bustedcarbon.com

lol thanks i'm well aware of www.bustedcarbon.com
11-20-09, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,025
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

here's a picture of the bike as it is now ...

here's a picture of the bike as it is now

http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/233/picture11002.jpg
11-20-09, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,025
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

I wouldn't know. As far as I can tell the frame...

I wouldn't know. As far as I can tell the frame is a soldier.
11-20-09, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,025
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

Cheap Carbon hardtail dilemna - Giant Cadex

I got a free Giant Cadex hardtail from my coworker who used to race it. It had some really old Marzocchi fork on it, cantilivers, 7 speed Deore, flat bar, decent tires and a real ass-hatchet for a...
11-15-09, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 750
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

more mechanical advantage means less cable...

more mechanical advantage means less cable movement
11-06-09, 11:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

http://service.foxracingshox.com/consumers/Content...

http://service.foxracingshox.com/consumers/Content/Service/Forks/1.0_Fork_Disassembly.htm

Replacing the seals is easy. Can't really tell you about the rest.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-09, 06:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,060
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

I nominate this for stupidest thread of all time.

I nominate this for stupidest thread of all time.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-09, 03:54 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,390
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

so can anyone else chime in on the...

so can anyone else chime in on the patched-tubes-leak-faster-factor
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-09, 11:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,390
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

My problem with patches is that they always leak...

My problem with patches is that they always leak faster than a new tube. I've only ever met one type of flat that I can't patch: a rip on the tube where the valve stem comes out. But otherwise they...
09-20-09, 08:53 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,270
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

Looks like I wont be able to make it this time....

Looks like I wont be able to make it this time. I'm looking forward to getting my ass kicked by Palomar again hopefully sometime this winter though...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-09, 02:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 930
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

Taller gears means higher gears. Shorter gears...

Taller gears means higher gears. Shorter gears means lower gears.
09-12-09, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 776
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

Yeah I will try to post a picture later... The...

Yeah I will try to post a picture later... The fork is definitely not backwards lol...
09-12-09, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 776
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

Cannondale CAAD4 front brake hits fork

Hey i'm piecing together a cannondale CAAD4 for my girlfriend. I bought the bike on the cheap from an idiot who had done a really half assed single speed conversion. In any case I installed a front...
09-12-09, 04:52 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,270
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

Ok, count me as a Maybe now. Looks like I may...

Ok, count me as a Maybe now. Looks like I may have to do something with the girlfriend. I want to go but don't wait for me.
09-09-09, 05:23 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,270
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

Count me in

Count me in
09-05-09, 03:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,854
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

So when did the ride become sunday? I did it...

So when did the ride become sunday? I did it today by myself. ****ing brutal route.
09-02-09, 04:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,854
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

I'm in, starting at 8AM

I'm in, starting at 8AM
09-01-09, 10:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,854
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

I am going to try to show whenever it is that you...

I am going to try to show whenever it is that you guys decide the ride will be. Will probably get dropped lol
08-31-09, 03:20 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,854
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

So is this ride open for people to drop in?

So is this ride open for people to drop in?
08-31-09, 12:43 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,854
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

Hey I'd like to do this ride. I did south grade a...

Hey I'd like to do this ride. I did south grade a couple weeks ago and I'd like to try Cole Grade. Are you guys going to be setting a murderous pace? Also would like more details about the time etc
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-09, 06:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 213
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

Palomar South Grade ride report

I did the ride on Saturday. I've been building up to do this for a while. Pretty much wanted to do it ever since I started riding a lot, about 8 months ago.

Its certainly not the hardest ride I've...
07-30-09, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3,419
Views: 366,799
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

want: ~52cm top tube steel frame without a steep...

want: ~52cm top tube steel frame without a steep seat tube angle... maybe a touring frame?

have: Lots of Ultegra 9 speed stuff, shifters, good cassettes, 9 speed 105 FD

some really old...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-09, 08:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 833
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

How about a 52cm Univega? Anyone?

How about a 52cm Univega? Anyone?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-09, 04:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 833
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

I will definitely keep that in mind

I will definitely keep that in mind
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-09, 04:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 833
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

Yeah I've been looking around for a frame... I'm...

Yeah I've been looking around for a frame... I'm thinking something like a 52cm 1980s Japanese bike. A Nishiki or a Miyata or something like that. Basically anything reasonably priced and not french...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-09, 03:46 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,596
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

Thats great if you live in an Escher drawing.

Thats great if you live in an Escher drawing.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-09, 03:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 833
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

Would it be bad for her to ride the motobecane,...

Would it be bad for her to ride the motobecane, way out in front of KOPS, for a little while to make sure she wants to commit enough money to get a good frame?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-09, 01:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 833
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

So i should try to get her in the ballpark w/...

So i should try to get her in the ballpark w/ KOPS?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-09, 01:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 833
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

No Its just a regular straight seatpost

No Its just a regular straight seatpost
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-09, 01:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 833
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

I should note by the way that she really loved...

I should note by the way that she really loved road biking and she really WANTS me to set her up with a comfy (as in well-fit) road bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-09, 12:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 833
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

Road Bike fit for someone with long thighs, KOPS etc.

I've heard that KOPS is a myth but I've also heard a lot of stuff about being in a more Tri / TT position as far as knee vs. pedal spindle and what people want on a road bike. So hear my story before...
06-23-09, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,395
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

Convert it to brifters, its easy if you have a...

Convert it to brifters, its easy if you have a DIY bone in your body. I converted my early 80s Motobecane to 9 speed Ultegra. and dropped it to 22 lbs lol... need to update teh sig.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-09, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

edit: Good call on testing the components...

edit: Good call on testing the components separately

New cable slid into the housing find though...

Whats the cheapest set of decent dual pivot calipers I can get?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-09, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

Sorry I should have mentioned that the cables are...

Sorry I should have mentioned that the cables are new. I did reuse the housing because it runs through the frame but it didn't look rusty or anything.

There are definitely no kinks or sharp bends...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-09, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

Single pivot rear brake really hard to squeeze

So I'm used to riding with the cantilever brakes on my Gunnar but I'm taking it apart to give it some maintenance.

I built up my back-up French bike with a 9 speed Ultegra group that I have pieced...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-09, 08:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,830
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

The emergency electric pump in my car + shrader...

The emergency electric pump in my car + shrader adapter is better than any floorpump. I just lent my car to my parents for the week is why I'm using my frame pump.

I do drag the frame pump...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-09, 08:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,830
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

fair enough...

fair enough...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-09, 08:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,830
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

I'm perfectly aware of how the tools work.

I'm perfectly aware of how the tools work.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-09, 08:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,830
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

Hate Floor / Frame pumps - ripped tubes

How is it possible that I am perfectly comfortable with the idea of rebuilding a 20 year old car engine yet I can't pump up my bike tires with "the right tools," without ripping the tube.

I have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-09, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,215
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

Do you sit on your boys?

Do you sit on your boys?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-09, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,215
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

They HAVE tweaked the geometry. This was drawn...

They HAVE tweaked the geometry. This was drawn with measurements off MY bike in my hallway.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-09, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,215
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

I have an 80mm stem right now. Its alright for...

I have an 80mm stem right now. Its alright for now. I don't go much further than 40 miles in a day usually.

I have plans to replace the frame. I just love how versatile the frame is and I got a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-09, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,215
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

Bike fit w/ Autocad, Schematics, Laugh at me.

So I made the drawing below of my bike:

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/1861/bikey.jpg

Its a 1999 Gunnar and the specs on the website do not apply. I wanted to make sure it was actually a 58c...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-09, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 973
Posted By PetesDustyVolvo

Can I get a mod to transfer this to touring or...

Can I get a mod to transfer this to touring or something since I've been bumped off page 1 with no responses?
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