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Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-12, 10:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 771
Posted By Talewinds

There is no such thing as the "Big 4". It's the...

There is no such thing as the "Big 4". It's the "Big 3". Giant, Spec, and Trek. Cannondale doesn't really register on the richter scale, or at least it's far enough off the pace of the other three to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-12, 09:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,222
Posted By Talewinds

My sentiments echo the two posts above. I could...

My sentiments echo the two posts above. I could go on an on about bad experiences I've personally had w/ Conti tires. I could declare my allegiance to many/most German made/engineered products,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-12, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,141
Posted By Talewinds

I have been riding the S-Works shoe/ Speedplay X...

I have been riding the S-Works shoe/ Speedplay X combination since 2004, still wearing the same 2004 shoes. SO, here's a vote for product quality and longevity.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-12, 08:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,557
Posted By Talewinds

Point Loma... 0-80ft above sea level, that's one...

Point Loma... 0-80ft above sea level, that's one of the issues that makes climbing incredibly difficult. I'm a mountaineer that lives at 600ft, ask me how I know, it frequently sucks.
Haleakala is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-12, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,220
Posted By Talewinds

Campy's not going anywhere. It makes up less than...

Campy's not going anywhere. It makes up less than 1% of the total bike market and has for a long while but will continue to occupy a good portion of the upper 1% of bikes.
I've been seeing SRAM...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-12, 08:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,812
Posted By Talewinds

Funny how these things are SO subjective. I've...

Funny how these things are SO subjective. I've been building a TON of SRAM bikes lately (and inevitably ride them a lot as a result) and was finally able to ride my own Ultegra equipped bike the...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-21-12, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,054
Posted By Talewinds

I'm a FIB that visits the U.P. annually, mostly...

I'm a FIB that visits the U.P. annually, mostly up near Iron Mountain and Channing to visit relatives.
The Tour De Dickinson is a GREAT organized ride! Check it out...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-12, 08:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 723
Posted By Talewinds

Saw Ira having a drink outside a coffee shop last...

Saw Ira having a drink outside a coffee shop last Saturday after a ride. He builds a really nice product. His entry in this years NAHBS was really cool also...
03-14-12, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,510
Posted By Talewinds

Thought I would mention since it hasn't been...

Thought I would mention since it hasn't been pointed out yet, crushed limestone trails in the midwest like the KATY and others I ride on in the area are nice, solid, predictable surfaces, most...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-11, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By Talewinds

Oh nice, thank you knobd.

Oh nice, thank you knobd.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-11, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By Talewinds

Gonna bump this thread and say thanks for the...

Gonna bump this thread and say thanks for the link to the Performance brand tires. I'm pretty involved in many aspects of the bike world these days so it's been tough to keep a solid pulse on what's...
06-24-11, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By Talewinds

Thanks to everyone for the info! I've been...

Thanks to everyone for the info!
I've been restoring a lot of old bikes in the last year, mostly pre-war balloon tire bikes but I REALLY do like breathing new life into old 10-Speeds!
06-22-11, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By Talewinds

Resource For The Mylar Tape Used On Vintage Frames???

Been a long time since I've been here on BikeForums, I picked up this Mercier a while back and I'm in the process of giving it a refresh.

I'm looking for that mylar based tape that's frequently...
09-04-10, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 996
Posted By Talewinds

Uh oh.... That same bike has been showing up on...

Uh oh.... That same bike has been showing up on St. Louis CL for a week or so....
Are you in/near STL?
09-02-10, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 385
Posted By Talewinds

That's really neat. Love the headtube badge.

That's really neat. Love the headtube badge.
08-31-10, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,966
Posted By Talewinds

Thanks for the heads up on the thread/pitch. ...

Thanks for the heads up on the thread/pitch.

That's a really interesting thought about the respacing... I mean, the frame is 130mm on the money right now, BUT, the Dyno/ Kustom Kruiser frames are...
08-31-10, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,966
Posted By Talewinds

That's definitely one of the less ghetto...

That's definitely one of the less ghetto solutions I've been considering. That's the Nexus hub correct?
08-30-10, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,966
Posted By Talewinds

130mm spacing--> Coaster Brake Hub, How-To?

I typically hang out in the road cycling/ racing realm so if this is a recurring and typical issue I'll apologize. I'm building some cruiser/ rat rods for my wife and I and I have a frame w/ 130mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-10, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 912
Posted By Talewinds

Those are awesome wheels on an equally awesome...

Those are awesome wheels on an equally awesome bike. Now get them off the road bike and onto a proper time machine...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-27-10, 10:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,028
Posted By Talewinds

Looks like PCCB calipers, but slotted rotors? ...

Looks like PCCB calipers, but slotted rotors?
Yes, 911's are indeed known for going, stopping, and turning pretty well.
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c216/Talewinds/IMGP2843.jpg
Forum: Great Lakes
08-27-10, 09:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,028
Posted By Talewinds

That's awesome. I'd like to build a newer S-Works...

That's awesome. I'd like to build a newer S-Works myself.
Tell us more about the 996 Turbo....
I'm a Porsche guy too.
Forum: Triathlon
08-18-10, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,570
Posted By Talewinds

I have owned a Talon SL since 2005. It was...

I have owned a Talon SL since 2005. It was originally set up as a road bike and I later rebuilt it to be strictly a tri/TT race machine w/ HED's, Vision bars and the seatpost w/ the forward position....
Forum: Great Lakes
08-16-10, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By Talewinds

Wow! A bike race in Edwardsville! I just stumbled...

Wow! A bike race in Edwardsville! I just stumbled across this while looking for the Tour de Dickinson ride in U-P Michigan....
I'm an Edwardsville local, just went ahead and signed up for the race....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-09, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 485
Posted By Talewinds

You know what's an adventure? My December gas...

You know what's an adventure? My December gas bill $$$$!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-09, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 485
Posted By Talewinds

So I've been out here a couple of days. Got the...

So I've been out here a couple of days. Got the tour of La Jolla, and had lunch up at Torrey Pines, hung out with the locals at 'PB'.
Right now it's 10 degrees back in St. Louis.
So I've been...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-09, 09:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 485
Posted By Talewinds

Staying at the Kona Kai resort? Is that close to...

Staying at the Kona Kai resort? Is that close to anything?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-09, 06:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 485
Posted By Talewinds

Attn: San Diego-ans...San Dieg-ans (Rentals)

Tried search to no avail. I'm headed to sunny San Diego through the weekend (thank God cause it's gonna be 11 degrees here) and want to do some riding with my cousin when I get there. I'm planning on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-08, 12:01 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 18,097
Posted By Talewinds

Wow, six pages of this stuff.... ... and I...

Wow, six pages of this stuff....
... and I didn't think I could like recumbents any less than I did before. I've reached a whole new and previously unfathomable level of disdain, thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-08, 02:55 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,536
Posted By Talewinds

So you've never driven an 'M' huh? Try it...

So you've never driven an 'M' huh? Try it sometime, it's life altering.

Nice bike though.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-08, 03:14 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,532
Posted By Talewinds

I'm surprised why this is of any interest to...

I'm surprised why this is of any interest to anyone, at all. How fast you went under your own power for X amount of time on level ground, or up a hill or mountains, that's cool. Descending has no...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-08, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Posted By Talewinds

As in disproportionately fit vs. the current...

As in disproportionately fit vs. the current trend of obesity?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-08, 10:29 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 18,097
Posted By Talewinds

HAAHAHAHAHAAAAA! That's AWESOME!

HAAHAHAHAHAAAAA! That's AWESOME!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-08, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,646
Posted By Talewinds

I ride Pinarellos, and love Pinarellos, but I'd...

I ride Pinarellos, and love Pinarellos, but I'd take the Tarmac. The FP2 has nothing going for it, it's Prince or Paris or Dogma or nothing.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-08, 09:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,948
Posted By Talewinds

Yawn....

Yawn....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-08, 11:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,447
Posted By Talewinds

Still haven't heard a good enough reason to be...

Still haven't heard a good enough reason to be riding at 3:30am...
WTF!?!? You are supposed to be in bed! That's sleepy time!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-08, 11:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,236
Posted By Talewinds

Tarmac or Moots. I haven't seen much to be...

Tarmac or Moots.

I haven't seen much to be wowed about from the Lynskey camp yet...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-08, 01:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,620
Posted By Talewinds

Looks really good!

Looks really good!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-08, 01:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,002
Posted By Talewinds

You're a racist just for asking that.... :)

You're a racist just for asking that....
:)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-08, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By Talewinds

Yes, sex. Fat, sweaty, greasy, awkward sex. The...

Yes, sex. Fat, sweaty, greasy, awkward sex. The kind that when you stumble across the fat girl porn on the internet it makes you wince and sake your head.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-08, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By Talewinds

Tarmac.

Tarmac.
Forum: Triathlon
08-12-08, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By Talewinds

Whatever you do, don't get a Cervelo. You won't...

Whatever you do, don't get a Cervelo. You won't be able to find it in the transition area.
Forum: Triathlon
08-12-08, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,146
Posted By Talewinds

Ebay, but you're looking at the wrong time of the...

Ebay, but you're looking at the wrong time of the season, racers don't usually make a change mid-season. Try October-February on Ebay.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-08, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By Talewinds

There's a product called Cat Crap, funny name but...

There's a product called Cat Crap, funny name but memorable, comes in a tiny red tub. It's the standard used in swim, ski, and construction goggles. Got it at REI.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-08, 10:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,485
Posted By Talewinds

I can't exercise in the morning. Morning...

I can't exercise in the morning. Morning practices were always the worst. 7:30am triathlon starts suck. I'm a night owl, all of my best riding is done in the evening.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-08, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By Talewinds

Ya, where exactly are you? Lots of stuff going...

Ya, where exactly are you? Lots of stuff going on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-08, 07:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,044
Posted By Talewinds

Of course you don't like it, because it's...

Of course you don't like it, because it's fundamentally flawed. Littering is punished and assaulting a cyclist is almost.... rewarded.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-08, 12:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,650
Posted By Talewinds

Go 404's. They're stoopid light anyway. Best...

Go 404's. They're stoopid light anyway. Best balance of weight and aero.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-08, 12:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,458
Posted By Talewinds

Yes, get one. It's all you'll need.

Yes, get one. It's all you'll need.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-08, 12:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,458
Posted By Talewinds

I did a weekend workshop in Chicago from Total...

I did a weekend workshop in Chicago from Total Immersion. It was Incredible. Completely rewrites you on how to swim. EFFICIENTLY!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-08, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By Talewinds

Correct

Correct
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