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Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-18, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By Ivo_Shandor

I did just this. Trek bikes does not show them as...

I did just this. Trek bikes does not show them as a dealer. I decided paying 150$ish for peace of mind was worth it. I bought th group set from Merlin, $665 is still a damn good deal for a full r8000...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-18, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By Ivo_Shandor

I was thinking the same thing, very vague reviews...

I was thinking the same thing, very vague reviews about "great shipping" on trustedsites.com. I'll probably just go with Merlin, seems like the safest, cheapest and probably much faster way to go
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By Ivo_Shandor

Padang bikes?

I’m in the market for the new ultegra r8000 group and have been looking for the best deal. Until now I thought Merlin cycles had the best deal ($665) but then I stumbled across “Padang Bikes” which...
Forum: Touring
06-08-16, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,120
Posted By Ivo_Shandor

I have a 56 with 1.6 schwalbe marathon supremes. ...

I have a 56 with 1.6 schwalbe marathon supremes. I am 5'11" with a 32" inseem. The bike fits me great, but the standover doesnt leave much room. with clipless mtb shoes, my nads are just touching...
Forum: Touring
05-10-16, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By Ivo_Shandor

New Wheel build help!

I want to have a set of wheels built for my upcoming US tour. Im going to be on a disc trucker and probably be around 200 lbs (rider/bike/cargo). I was recently hit by a car that destroyed my LHT, so...
Forum: Touring
03-19-16, 06:58 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,604
Posted By Ivo_Shandor

My wife and I and 4 friends are riding from...

My wife and I and 4 friends are riding from portland OR to Boston (home) this summer. Mostly northern tier.
Forum: Touring
02-09-16, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,667
Posted By Ivo_Shandor

Thanks, thats a good idea, I cant seem to find...

Thanks, thats a good idea, I cant seem to find any other info online.

I really like the bars because you can ride the hoods like a normal drop bar (the levers aren't at such as radical an angle as...
02-08-16, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,220
Posted By Ivo_Shandor

Salsa Cowchipper Handlebar width

Hi everybody,

I just got the Salsa Cowchipper handlebar in size 42 for my LHT. Anyone else have these bars?
The reason I ask is because the width at the hoods is 42 and the drops flare to a...
Forum: Touring
02-08-16, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,667
Posted By Ivo_Shandor

Salsa Cowchipper Handlebar width

Hi everybody,

I just got the Salsa Cowchipper handlebar in size 42 for my LHT. Anyone else have these bars?
The reason I ask is because the width at the hoods is 42 and the drops flare to a...
Forum: Touring
08-23-15, 06:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,329
Posted By Ivo_Shandor

Gevenalle shifter/levers for touring?

I'm building up a touring bike for an upcoming trans-Am trip next summer. I've been thinking about trying these Gevenalle Shifter/brake levers as an alternative to bar end shifters or STI levers. ...
Forum: Touring
04-20-15, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,126
Posted By Ivo_Shandor

Modified SKS fenders!!!

I have been thinking of doing this modification for a while, but couldn't find anyone who had tried it yet.

My sks longboard (p35) front fender seemed to always dump water right on my feet. This...
04-16-15, 07:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,237
Posted By Ivo_Shandor

i have a niner sir9 (steel frame) which is an...

i have a niner sir9 (steel frame) which is an amazing ride. But, wait, and get the goblin evo, a LOT more bike for only a little more money
Forum: Touring
04-12-15, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,879
Posted By Ivo_Shandor

higher end tires (more expensive) can have less...

higher end tires (more expensive) can have less rolling resistance, better puncture protection, better wet weather grip, and just an all around better road feel.
Forum: Touring
04-12-15, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,879
Posted By Ivo_Shandor

They are terrible tires. I literally took some...

They are terrible tires. I literally took some off my bike this afternoon. They were cheap, but that is their only good side. Terrible rolling feel, alot of rolling resistance, terrible grip, poor...
Forum: Touring
03-26-15, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By Ivo_Shandor

Bought the Archetype 105 wheels from Velomine...

Bought the Archetype 105 wheels from Velomine (came out to 237 with shipping) Ill give a review in a few days when I get them
Forum: Touring
03-25-15, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By Ivo_Shandor

The Dura Ace Hubs are a no-go. They are...

The Dura Ace Hubs are a no-go. They are Uni-Glide 8 speed (only made in 1989) which have all symetrical splines and the 12 tooth cog threads on as a lockring. While I could find a DA 10 speed...
Forum: Touring
03-25-15, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By Ivo_Shandor

Thanks for the replies! The dyad wheels will...

Thanks for the replies!

The dyad wheels will be 36 hole dt champion spokes
Archetypes will be 32 dt champion spokes

The rear spacing on my bike is 130. I was concerned about this because I...
Forum: Touring
03-24-15, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By Ivo_Shandor

Buying new wheels!

On my light touring bike, I've been using a set of Dura Ace 8speed wheels to matrix rims from 1989 for touring and it is time they get replaced before they fall apart.

My ideas are

1)...
Forum: Touring
03-01-15, 08:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,203
Posted By Ivo_Shandor

This is wrong. Marathon greenguard (the...

This is wrong. Marathon greenguard (the originals) dont roll great, Marathon Plus roll very poorly (but will never get a flat). But what about Supremes? They roll very well for a tire with good...
Forum: Touring
02-28-15, 07:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,203
Posted By Ivo_Shandor

Marathon supreme 32's are amazing. never had a...

Marathon supreme 32's are amazing. never had a flat in many many miles (riding in the streets of Brooklyn as well as tours in new england).

I had Marathon Plus for a bit, but they were...
02-21-15, 01:11 PM
Replies: 905
Views: 171,762
Posted By Ivo_Shandor

Have: Blue TR250 seatmast binder area of the...

Have: Blue TR250
seatmast binder area of the frame had a small crack a few years back but it was fixed and looks perfect. Only raced on the track.

Want: Surly Crosscheck in a 56 or 52 or...
02-19-15, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,865
Posted By Ivo_Shandor

the straight blade retrogression fork is what I...

the straight blade retrogression fork is what I have on there now.
02-19-15, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,865
Posted By Ivo_Shandor

just looked at the IRO website, the Angus fork...

just looked at the IRO website, the Angus fork has a 43mm rake, which is really a road fork rake and a little easier to find. But I agree with T13, a cabon fork on a steel track bike looks silly!
02-19-15, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,865
Posted By Ivo_Shandor

Another problem is the IRO uses a 1" fork (comes...

Another problem is the IRO uses a 1" fork (comes with a threaded/quill setup). Carbon forks in 1" are hard to find, at least at a decent price.
02-19-15, 07:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,865
Posted By Ivo_Shandor

Which Frame to keep? Blue TR250 or IRO Angus

I am trying to make a big decision on which frame to keep as my around town fixed gear bike.
I have an IRO Angus frame that i have commuted on for years. It is fairly light, steel and good...
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