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11-28-16, 05:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,128
Posted By fixedgearinker

I have been riding a Race Face (Easton) dropper...

I have been riding a Race Face (Easton) dropper this season on my single speed rigid Niner. I really like the post... prior to that I rode with a Thomson dropper for several years and that is also a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-14, 01:57 PM
Replies: 26,870
Views: 16,910,790
Posted By fixedgearinker

Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-14, 11:34 PM
Replies: 10,290
Views: 2,860,371
Posted By fixedgearinker

Post last week after I finished the build, but...

Post last week after I finished the build, but with crap photos, thought I would post a better pic. 2001 CAAD5 with Dura Ace 7700 and 7800/7801 build.
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Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-14, 11:29 PM
Replies: 26,870
Views: 16,910,790
Posted By fixedgearinker

Posted last week, with crap pictures, so...

Posted last week, with crap pictures, so reposting with a better one! 2001 CAAD5, Dura Ace 7700 and 7800/7801...

http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo82/tatuowen/PB113201.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-14, 11:32 PM
Replies: 26,870
Views: 16,910,790
Posted By fixedgearinker

2001 CAAD5 R3000si: just finished the build with...

2001 CAAD5 R3000si: just finished the build with Dura Ace 7700, and 7800 stuff...
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11-07-14, 10:52 PM
Replies: 1,948
Views: 557,983
Posted By fixedgearinker

Though a bit too new for the parameters of being...

Though a bit too new for the parameters of being classic or vintage I thought I would give this a shot anyway: I have a 2001 CAAD5 frameset which I just finished building up only to find it is a bit...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-14, 10:26 PM
Replies: 10,290
Views: 2,860,371
Posted By fixedgearinker

Just finished this build this evening: Dura ace...

Just finished this build this evening: Dura ace 7700/7800/7801- still need a nicer seatpost. I bought this as a frameset that included the DA7700 crankset which along the way has been bead blasted......
10-28-14, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,303
Posted By fixedgearinker

Cool rccardr, I will check into the Sugino's- I...

Cool rccardr, I will check into the Sugino's- I think that might fill the bill for what I am looking for and is good to know they work well with STI. Thanks
10-28-14, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,303
Posted By fixedgearinker

The Rival is a nice crankset, and a good looking...

The Rival is a nice crankset, and a good looking crank as well. Some of the online places are blowing them out for $120-130. As you said being black is the drawback in this case. If I could find some...
10-28-14, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,303
Posted By fixedgearinker

Thanks everyone... I guess I am more looking for...

Thanks everyone... I guess I am more looking for something fitting aesthetically with my current Dura Ace stuff: nice polish, "traditional" lines, etc. I just am not a fan of the 6800/7900 crankset...
10-28-14, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,303
Posted By fixedgearinker

D/A 7700 crankset replacement?

This is more an opinion question than repair/mechanical so I hope it is ok in this forum? I am building up a CAAD5 frame using Dura Ace 7700/7800/7801 stuff and have the dilemma of needing a compact...
10-03-13, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,447,314
Posted By fixedgearinker

Just added some Thomson goodies :)

Just added some Thomson goodies :)
08-11-13, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By fixedgearinker

Thanks- that is what I figure would be the...

Thanks- that is what I figure would be the case... gives me an excuse to upgrade my Stumpys' brakes and swap the current ones onto the Epic. I can offset the price a little by selling the XTR...
08-11-13, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By fixedgearinker

XTR caliper compatibility

334134Not sure if this or the mtn bike forum is the correct one to post this in but: I have a 2003 Specialized Epic Marathon with XTR. I love the bike, not so much in love with the integrated...
07-29-13, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By fixedgearinker

Cool - I thought as much but wanted to make...

Cool - I thought as much but wanted to make sure... thanks!!
07-29-13, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By fixedgearinker

old XTR rear derailleur/new shifter compatibility?

I have an Epic Marathon with the original 9speed M-952 XTR rear derailleur and integrated shifter/hydraulic disc levers. I love the bike- the shifters/brake levers not so much. I also want to upgrade...
07-29-13, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By fixedgearinker

Cool- that's a good thing I believe :)

Cool- that's a good thing I believe :)
07-29-13, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By fixedgearinker

Thanks! I will take a look at the Lev as well....

Thanks! I will take a look at the Lev as well. And thanks for the MTBR info, I am checking it out now.
07-28-13, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By fixedgearinker

Thomson dropper?

Soon to purchase a dropper post for my Stumpjumper FRS- I am really liking the Thomson dropper. Anyone riding one? I know it is pricey but ...
07-18-13, 06:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,635
Posted By fixedgearinker

Having started as a mountain biker back in the...

Having started as a mountain biker back in the late 80's, became a roadie until recently and now coming back to dirt my experience has been that many more mountain biker's own and ride road bikes...
07-17-13, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,426
Posted By fixedgearinker

I agree- check the used bike market. Craiglist...

I agree- check the used bike market. Craiglist (in my area anyway) is always full of nice buys $500 and under: I recently bought a Specialized EPIC FSR (XTR, Fox FLOAT front and rear, Discs) in very...
07-16-13, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By fixedgearinker

Cool- and thanks!

Cool- and thanks!
07-16-13, 07:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By fixedgearinker

Thanks- everything is working great- lockout and...

Thanks- everything is working great- lockout and rebound- and the seals all seem to be tip-top with no residue evident around the wipers or anywhere. Maybe this winter I will change them. Yes, I have...
07-16-13, 06:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By fixedgearinker

Thanks- that is what it is beginning to look like...

Thanks- that is what it is beginning to look like although, as you said, that would be counter to what the were trying to do in fitting to a smaller person. The bike has not been ridden much at all,...
07-16-13, 06:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By fixedgearinker

yep, 14cm of actual visible stanchion, the...

yep, 14cm of actual visible stanchion, the goldish color tube, from the top of the dust seal to the bottom of where it inserts into the crown... now I am curious... 329468329469
07-15-13, 10:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By fixedgearinker

Actually I stand corrected on a point: I was...

Actually I stand corrected on a point: I was looking at the spec's for the Carbon Stumpjumper for the standover height: The standover specified for my Stumpjumper, size large is actually 1/2 lower...
07-15-13, 10:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By fixedgearinker

Thanks for checking... I just measured- I am...

Thanks for checking... I just measured- I am showing 14cm from dust seal to crown, this is with the bike standing against the wall so the fork is weighted by the bike. I am not going to stress it...
07-15-13, 10:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By fixedgearinker

Thanks! That's my thinking, the reason I am a bit...

Thanks! That's my thinking, the reason I am a bit suspect is this is a size large frame: the gal I bought it from is 5'5" and had clearance. The measured standover is a bit over an inch less than the...
07-15-13, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By fixedgearinker

Fox Float travel?

I just bought a really nice 2007 Stumpjumper FSR with a Fox Float 120 RL fork: short of taking the for apart to check travel spacers is there a way to determine if the travel has been changed? Thanks...
07-14-13, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,447,314
Posted By fixedgearinker

New today...

Just picked this Stumpjumper FSR up today- a nice addition to my Epic FSR :) Better pictures to follow...
07-10-13, 06:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By fixedgearinker

Thanks for the advice and tips, all great ideas...

Thanks for the advice and tips, all great ideas which I will be sure to do! I remember learning to ride clipless road pedals- way back when clipless first came out in the late 80's- and the learning...
07-09-13, 08:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By fixedgearinker

Thanks Pamestique, I like the idea of having a...

Thanks Pamestique, I like the idea of having a bit of a platform which would also come in handy in the event of riding to campus I won't need to wear my cycling shoes. I checked the link you...
07-09-13, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By fixedgearinker

clipless and gnarly stuff?

I am a roadie rediscovering fat-tires after a couple of decades of riding/racing paved stuff: I have been riding most fireroads/easy-ish singletrack/trails but have recently ventured onto some fairly...
07-05-13, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,447,314
Posted By fixedgearinker

327545327546 Recent acquisition to try some mtb...

327545327546 Recent acquisition to try some mtb riding, did the Hilly Billy Roubaix in Morgantown a few days after I bought it :)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-13, 10:11 PM
Replies: 26,870
Views: 16,910,790
Posted By fixedgearinker

327544 Campy Record/Super Record

327544 Campy Record/Super Record
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-11, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19,615
Views: 4,174,941
Posted By fixedgearinker

2010 Super Record canakset, 172.5 compact... 2011...

2010 Super Record canakset, 172.5 compact... 2011 Super Record brake-set


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08-29-11, 03:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,410
Posted By fixedgearinker

I am not sure about other 24hr events, but this...

I am not sure about other 24hr events, but this was a 'self-paced' event in that it was up to the individual to ride as long as wanted, take breaks whenever needed or wanted so conceivable could ride...
08-13-11, 08:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,410
Posted By fixedgearinker

every watt saved is free distance :) not many...

every watt saved is free distance :) not many flats here in western PA but lots of climbing. When I was living in FLA especially, as well as out in Indiana, we had aeros on all of our road bikes...
08-13-11, 05:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,410
Posted By fixedgearinker

I always thought so as well, until I did one! It...

I always thought so as well, until I did one! It is all a mental game, and feels so good to punch that barrier right in the balls ;)
08-13-11, 01:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,410
Posted By fixedgearinker

very cool.... I just have the two bikes, so my...

very cool.... I just have the two bikes, so my carbon bike is my training bike, climbing bike, crit bike, century bike, bla bla lol... I just bought a set of clip-ons for the 24hr, and have taken...
08-13-11, 05:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,410
Posted By fixedgearinker

Lol, yep I have a legit claim :) Yes it is a...

Lol, yep I have a legit claim :) Yes it is a Nemisis with a wheel cover. I like it just fine, built it on the cheap and it works well. I rode it for just the first 2 hours then switched to my road...
08-12-11, 08:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,410
Posted By fixedgearinker

lol-wouldn't want every one to be in...

lol-wouldn't want every one to be in circles(ovals), but as my first it proved less intimidating to me being in the closed course/track format however am really looking forward to an expanded set-up...
08-12-11, 06:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,410
Posted By fixedgearinker

some pics from the CASA 24hr ...

some pics from the CASA 24hr
http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo82/tatuowen/t.jpg
http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo82/tatuowen/tttt.jpg...
08-12-11, 05:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,410
Posted By fixedgearinker

I looked at it as just the opposite... I could...

I looked at it as just the opposite... I could ride longer before the cramps were too bad to spin the pedals anymore because I knew that if I got into too much trouble I wasn't too far from haven...
08-11-11, 06:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,410
Posted By fixedgearinker

ooops... missed part of your post... honestly the...

ooops... missed part of your post... honestly the 2 mile loop wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. a nice aspect is that never were too far from home base on the infield, sag support and such....
08-11-11, 06:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,410
Posted By fixedgearinker

Thanks Homeyba! yeh, I will try some other brands...

Thanks Homeyba! yeh, I will try some other brands as well. Never much liked the Hammer products, I will give the spiz a try. I was thinking that about my calorie intake as well, especially for the...
08-11-11, 05:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,410
Posted By fixedgearinker

very cool! I am working it out now to see how it...

very cool! I am working it out now to see how it will work with my school sched and the logistics of the whole thing (being a college student puts a damper on things lol, especially an old student...
08-10-11, 05:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,410
Posted By fixedgearinker

Thanks :) Once I fell asleep I did sleep well,...

Thanks :) Once I fell asleep I did sleep well, still running off the rush for the rest of the day!
08-10-11, 05:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,410
Posted By fixedgearinker

Thanks! I am excited for the next one :)

Thanks! I am excited for the next one :)
08-10-11, 05:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,410
Posted By fixedgearinker

Did you take a supplement for calories,...

Did you take a supplement for calories, electrolytes, or both? I've used Endurolytes on long rides, and it's kept the cramps away, except for a couple times when I rode too fast (trying to stay...
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