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12-06-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 529
Posted By Smitty2k1

I just used a pipe cutter on my aluminum steerer...

I just used a pipe cutter on my aluminum steerer last night. Need to clean up the cut with a quick touch of the Dremel grinding/sanding bit.
11-22-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,839
Posted By Smitty2k1

Thanks - I wish I knew this when I was in the...

Thanks - I wish I knew this when I was in the market for a Specialzied Power. Ended up finding the low end take off for $75 but I may grab one of these for a 2nd bike!
11-15-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,747
Posted By Smitty2k1

No, and to the previous poster the chain and...

No, and to the previous poster the chain and cassette were both replaced when I got the bike earlier this season
11-13-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 116,298
Posted By Smitty2k1

Check out the Velomine website. They seem to have...

Check out the Velomine website. They seem to have good deals on wheels and even though some may be 15mm thru axles you may be able to get an adapter or different end caps.
11-13-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 116,298
Posted By Smitty2k1

Wheels look great! I'm about to put together my...

Wheels look great! I'm about to put together my first set with Shimano R7070 hubs and Pacenti Forza Disc rims. I refused to pay the extra $15 for black brass nipples so I'm going black on black on...
11-06-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,747
Posted By Smitty2k1

FWIW I've been having nothing but issues with my...

FWIW I've been having nothing but issues with my 2010 Jamis Aurora Elite, which uses Shimano 9 speed road components in the front and MTB components in the rear. I've gone from a RD-M771 to RD-M772...
11-05-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,830
Posted By Smitty2k1

FWIW Soma lists the carbon version of the Fog...

FWIW Soma lists the carbon version of the Fog Cutter fork at about 775g, saves a touch a weight.



Space Horse is awesome and owners sing their praises, but the frameset alone comes only in...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,941
Posted By Smitty2k1

Jumping on the Shimano hub train. Building up a...

Jumping on the Shimano hub train. Building up a set of road disc wheels and was pleasantly surprised as the multitude of offerings they have now:
Tiagra level: RS470 (~$70/set)
105: R7070...
11-04-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,830
Posted By Smitty2k1

Copied from the Paceline post for completeness: ...

Copied from the Paceline post for completeness:

I agonized over this same question for the past couple months before finally buying a Black Mountain Road+ last week (still haven't received it or...
10-30-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,096
Posted By Smitty2k1

Bumping and old thread - anyone got photos of a...

Bumping and old thread - anyone got photos of a Black Mountain Road+ (Road Plus)? I'm thinking of pulling the trigger but interested to see what they look like built up. Hardly any photos on the web....
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 724
Posted By Smitty2k1

A couple years ago my wife also got tired of...

A couple years ago my wife also got tired of working in a windowless, bunker-like office for an undisclosed government entity in Washington, D.C. and took a 6 week sabbatical to walk the Camino. She...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,340
Posted By Smitty2k1

Panaracer T-Serv are great

Panaracer T-Serv are great
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18,993
Views: 3,864,952
Posted By Smitty2k1

I put 1400 miles on the bike before finally...

I put 1400 miles on the bike before finally trying a professional fit.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 18,993
Views: 3,864,952
Posted By Smitty2k1

It was a full 3 hour session, we tried all kinds...

It was a full 3 hour session, we tried all kinds of stuff, did some video analysis, talked through my pain points etc. I think the person knew what they were doing but I sorta stumped them...
The...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 18,993
Views: 3,864,952
Posted By Smitty2k1

Jealous, I'm out $245 after mine and all I got...

Jealous, I'm out $245 after mine and all I got was a stem with 10mm difference. Still having problems. Going to start trying every saddle I can get my hands on.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By Smitty2k1

Ok maybe $1500 wasn't great for this hypothetical...

Ok maybe $1500 wasn't great for this hypothetical situation, what if the budget is $2000?

You say it depends on the goal of the build... what depends? Is qualifying it as a 'road bike' as opposed...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-02-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By Smitty2k1

Never been before! Maybe make a day trip on the...

Never been before! Maybe make a day trip on the train up from DC.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By Smitty2k1

When building a road bike, how much relative should frame, wheels, and groupset cost?

Let's say you're building up a new road bike (not used) with ~$1,500 budget, how would you split the cost? Obviously there are many "it depends" qualifiers, but for example I feel you shouldn't...
Replies: 68
Views: 14,336
Posted By Smitty2k1

I'm a full time year round bike commuter and...

I'm a full time year round bike commuter and don't own a car so all my grocery shopping etc. is done by bike. I'd like to keep the Aurora Elite for the day to day (and bike camping) and build up...
Replies: 68
Views: 14,336
Posted By Smitty2k1

Damn, now I need to research BMC! Haha, thanks...

Damn, now I need to research BMC! Haha, thanks again for the all the info dude.
Replies: 68
Views: 14,336
Posted By Smitty2k1

Wow thanks for the incredibly detailed reply! I'm...

Wow thanks for the incredibly detailed reply! I'm looking to N+1 with my current daily commuter/weekend ride, Jamis Aurora Elite touring bike. I want my next bike to be a little bit more long...
Replies: 68
Views: 14,336
Posted By Smitty2k1

Nice build! I saw this thread and the wordpress...

Nice build! I saw this thread and the wordpress blog: https://drandalls.wordpress.com/2019/01/15/low-trail-fog-cutter-update/

I'm considering a Fog Cutter as my next build. BB7 disc brakes and...
09-19-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 819
Posted By Smitty2k1

Yeah, per my lengthy narrative I started with a...

Yeah, per my lengthy narrative I started with a M771, tried a M772, and now have a M592. I have not yet gone back to the M771 to see how that fairs now that I replaced all the shift cables and...
09-19-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 819
Posted By Smitty2k1

FWIW I've been having problems with my XT 9 speed...

FWIW I've been having problems with my XT 9 speed as well.
My Jamis Aurora Elite (2010) came with a triple 9 speed setup, Tiagra (4503) up front (50-39-30) and XT in the rear (11-34) with a M771 RD....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 2,706
Views: 670,255
Posted By Smitty2k1

I live down the street from one of their flagship...

I live down the street from one of their flagship stores and had been eyeing those, but I chose the chrome SKS longboards instead. Great price for the PDW.

Picked up an open box BB7 rotor +...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2,706
Views: 670,255
Posted By Smitty2k1

Thanks! Nothing like rolling the dice on a $45...

Thanks! Nothing like rolling the dice on a $45 jersey without knowing your size =)
Forum: Touring
08-20-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,868
Posted By Smitty2k1

Looks fantastic and that's a heck of a pace to...

Looks fantastic and that's a heck of a pace to keep up. I can't do 90 miles in a single day, let alone 30+ days in a row!
Forum: Touring
08-20-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,661
Posted By Smitty2k1

I 2nd the REI suggestion. I bought the Ortleib...

I 2nd the REI suggestion. I bought the Ortleib backpack pannier from them earlier this year thinking it would be the bees knees for my work commute, only to find out that by being a jack of all...
Forum: Touring
08-16-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,575
Posted By Smitty2k1

Cheap Ortlieb in Europe you say?! Now you have my...

Cheap Ortlieb in Europe you say?! Now you have my interest perked... I'm definitely in the market for a front bag setup of some kinda. Don't know if I want low rider panniers or a large handlebar...
Forum: Touring
08-15-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,575
Posted By Smitty2k1

While on this subject, I'll be in Italy this fall...

While on this subject, I'll be in Italy this fall in Venice, Florence, Umbria, and Rome. I only get one day on a bike (renting) but would be interested if anyone has any suggestions on good bike...
07-31-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By Smitty2k1

I don't have anything to add other than I'm going...

I don't have anything to add other than I'm going to Italy in Oct and I've got one free day to rent a bike and bike around Umbria. Your trip looks awesome!
Forum: Commuting
04-25-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,033
Posted By Smitty2k1

Thanks for the review! I'm looking for an upgrade...

Thanks for the review! I'm looking for an upgrade for my Giant Escape 2 commuter and I've been pondering 8 speed IGHs (with or without belt drives). I've got an REI just down the street from me so I...
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