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Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,123
Posted By Fox Farm

Thanks Ben! Interesting conditions you have...

Thanks Ben! Interesting conditions you have there! Lets hope that it is just dust and not the hot stuff!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,123
Posted By Fox Farm

The OP is not mentioning what kind of frame /...

The OP is not mentioning what kind of frame / bike that they are considering. On one hand, disks require some increased engineering for the fork than with calipers. On the other hand, some more...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 12:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,322
Posted By Fox Farm

Cool! Sounds like a very small frame? Also the...

Cool! Sounds like a very small frame? Also the Elite aluminum cages with the brass "buttons" on either side are super nice and very durable. Those plastic Bontrager cages are very flexy and I don'...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 12:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,322
Posted By Fox Farm

Elite cages are about $15. King, a bunch more,...

Elite cages are about $15. King, a bunch more, but if made in the US in a small shop means anything to you, then go with them.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 12:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,179
Posted By Fox Farm

If you can afford the DA, heck, go for it. As...

If you can afford the DA, heck, go for it. As the GCN report shows, it is hard to really feel the difference between the two group sets and the weight difference is not significant. That said, when...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 12:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,078
Posted By Fox Farm

I stated with clipless Look 166 in the 1980s. ...

I stated with clipless Look 166 in the 1980s. They were a revelation over using leather strap and metal cages. I upgraded to better Looks when they became available. I sort of dealt with the cleat...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 12:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,322
Posted By Fox Farm

Other than the supposed bling look of carbon...

Other than the supposed bling look of carbon cages, I don't get it. I use Elite cages and King cages. They don't break, don't loose bottles, last more than 10 years, don't delaminate, don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 11:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,212
Posted By Fox Farm

I also have these wheels and they are good solid...

I also have these wheels and they are good solid wheels that will last. 4 years and never needed truing. Not full on aero wheels but not bad. A great value for the price.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,625
Posted By Fox Farm

I would write to Moots to ask them about this. ...

I would write to Moots to ask them about this. Cyclist magazine did a good review of the Moots RSL a few years ago.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 05:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,625
Posted By Fox Farm

Moots does send their Ti tubes to the UK for...

Moots does send their Ti tubes to the UK for Reynolds to sculpt the insides, butting and fluting and then ships them back to Colorado where they are assembled. I have not ridden one but I do ride an...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 23,028
Posted By Fox Farm

Good history summary. The frame is actually a...

Good history summary. The frame is actually a 2000 model and not one of the ABG frames, but the Saucony (we called them Massachusetts Merlins) frames.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 01:56 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 23,028
Posted By Fox Farm

I ride a Merlin from about 2001. Massachusetts...

I ride a Merlin from about 2001. Massachusetts Merlin before Litespeed bought them. 18 years later it looks as good as it did new. Very comfortable and no, I am not a doctor or lawyer. You can...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 01:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,563
Posted By Fox Farm

I have been riding Orcas since 2009, my current...

I have been riding Orcas since 2009, my current one is a 2012 team Spanish Euscatle (sp). It has very good handling manners. Not a light weight as some others but again, I am more interested in how...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 71,861
Posted By Fox Farm

Love

Love
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 04:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,796
Posted By Fox Farm

The comment about for that price you could have...

The comment about for that price you could have Ti is spot on. For that money, you could have a Moots, or for 1/3 you could have a Lynskey.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 12:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,355
Posted By Fox Farm

I have been using Sidi Dominator since 1990. The...

I have been using Sidi Dominator since 1990. The plastic or non leather cup at the back of the shoe protects them from being torn up when you sit and put your legs forward on pavement.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 02:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,182
Posted By Fox Farm

I used Scott bars some years ago that had a lot...

I used Scott bars some years ago that had a lot of deflection, like shock absorption. They were ok, sort of. My current bars, aluminum, 3T and Ritchey WCS are pretty stiff and the bikes are much...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,182
Posted By Fox Farm

Save some money and get them in Aluminum. ...

Save some money and get them in Aluminum. Stiffer.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-19, 04:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,758
Posted By Fox Farm

I guess I am not what you would call Average...

I guess I am not what you would call Average Person, then. I am very picky about components.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-19, 02:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,758
Posted By Fox Farm

You can easily buy a frame and fork from Ritchey

You can easily buy a frame and fork from Ritchey
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 02:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,098
Posted By Fox Farm

Have a mechanic determine that it is not actually...

Have a mechanic determine that it is not actually coming from your headset.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 02:00 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,682
Posted By Fox Farm

Titanium wheels? I think that you are a little...

Titanium wheels? I think that you are a little confused.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 02:24 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,682
Posted By Fox Farm

I think that the disk brake v rim brake debate...

I think that the disk brake v rim brake debate has been beat to death. If the OP wants to use carbon wheels with carbon brake tracks, then disks would be better. I like the thru axles on my disk...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,682
Posted By Fox Farm

You could but a new Lynskey Ti frame with disks...

You could but a new Lynskey Ti frame with disks for that price.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,048
Posted By Fox Farm

I stopped using glue and have been using Tufo...

I stopped using glue and have been using Tufo tape since about 2004 and have not had any of the mentioned problems with it coming loose, particularly if the tire is inflated :) Super easy to use and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,307
Posted By Fox Farm

Honestly how much better will your shifting be...

Honestly how much better will your shifting be with electronic? If you were building new and dropping the cash, I suppose you could justify the upgrade but if what you have works fine, why change?...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-19, 02:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,449
Posted By Fox Farm

replace it anyway! I had the center of the top...

replace it anyway! I had the center of the top tube on my Orbea delaminate. You could squeeze it and it would move. Sent the frame to their Little Rock AK center. They replaced the frame, no...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 03:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,950
Posted By Fox Farm

You might try shopping for used bikes to get back...

You might try shopping for used bikes to get back into it. Use it for a year or so, decide what you like or what suits you more and then invest in a new bike. As for budget, I don't think that you...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 03:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,203
Posted By Fox Farm

exactly. Just don't design or allow pointed ends...

exactly. Just don't design or allow pointed ends on quick release levers. I have seen the sharp threaded end of quick release levers axle sticking out the side of the nut on the non quick release...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 326,098
Posted By Fox Farm

Cool landscape. thanks for sharing.

Cool landscape. thanks for sharing.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 03:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,255
Posted By Fox Farm

PI stuff tends to run large, and Rapha for...

PI stuff tends to run large, and Rapha for example runs small. So I normally use size large in PI but must use XL in Rapha or Castelli. As for comfort, Rapha, Castelli and Assos are excellent. PI...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 12:43 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,857
Posted By Fox Farm

I sort of laughed when Lance said to chuck the...

I sort of laughed when Lance said to chuck the presta caps. Sure, they are put on to keep the tube from being poked and cut by the end of the presta valve in packaging, but out of habit and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,833
Posted By Fox Farm

Exactly

Exactly
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,067
Posted By Fox Farm

I have had that problem with Mavic wheels, the...

I have had that problem with Mavic wheels, the freehub acting more like a fixie! Have rebuilt that hub twice, once replacing the axle and hub body. I was told that part of the problem are some...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,067
Posted By Fox Farm

Write to Boyd and explain what you are looking...

Write to Boyd and explain what you are looking for. He will reply directly to you, or at least that was my experience. He made me a great deal on some carbon wheels, 44s. The set for about $1000. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 326,098
Posted By Fox Farm

Like! There are a few things that I miss about...

Like! There are a few things that I miss about living in the US and one is living in the American West.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,067
Posted By Fox Farm

Not to sound rude but save your money and buy...

Not to sound rude but save your money and buy some Boyd wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-19, 05:00 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,924
Posted By Fox Farm

I had the same reaction as you did. I use a 1x...

I had the same reaction as you did. I use a 1x on my gravel bike but with a 44 in the front, not the tested 48 and my road bikes run 50/34 compact and not the 53/39. When I lived in Michigan...
03-01-19, 03:34 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,936
Posted By Fox Farm

So far as I have read in this thread no one is...

So far as I have read in this thread no one is mentioning the Cannondale Slate with the Lefty front fork. My gravel bike, a Ritchey Outback, obviously has no suspension. I don't think that it needs...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-19, 03:19 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,210
Posted By Fox Farm

I have been using Tufo Elite Road 700 x 25s for...

I have been using Tufo Elite Road 700 x 25s for many many years. I use their glue tape and sealant and have had a total of 3 flats in nearly 20 years. The ride quality of tubulars are very nice and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-19, 03:11 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,210
Posted By Fox Farm

Exactly!

Exactly!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 71,861
Posted By Fox Farm

Giants are often very pedestrian looking but this...

Giants are often very pedestrian looking but this one looks great! Good job!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 9,890
Posted By Fox Farm

I live and ride in an area with a lot of 10% and...

I live and ride in an area with a lot of 10% and greater hills - some 15% stuff. Descending I will be using my brakes at some critical locations depending on what is on the road surface (sand,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 326,098
Posted By Fox Farm

Super, thanks for the explanation. Ok, so I will...

Super, thanks for the explanation. Ok, so I will look for one of those Wahoos'
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,080
Posted By Fox Farm

Got it, thanks! So no aero bars for you!

Got it, thanks! So no aero bars for you!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-19, 04:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,080
Posted By Fox Farm

Enjoyed your review and as a fellow Ti bike...

Enjoyed your review and as a fellow Ti bike rider, I agree with some of what you are saying. Mine is a Merlin before Litespeed bought them. I call it my magic carpet. One thing that catches my eye...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 326,098
Posted By Fox Farm

My understanding is that it uses your iphone or...

My understanding is that it uses your iphone or android as the gps, etc. What does that do for the battery in the phone? I am new to bike GPS units. I know that if I use one of the GPS apps on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,319
Posted By Fox Farm

I don't think so with the rear derailure clutch...

I don't think so with the rear derailure clutch thing taking up slack.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-19, 04:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,950
Posted By Fox Farm

the biggest thing with clip ons on a road bike...

the biggest thing with clip ons on a road bike with standard geometry will be that you are stretched out a bit vs a TT or Tri bike geometry.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-19, 04:11 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,192
Posted By Fox Farm

I would enjoy days with temps as high as 50 right...

I would enjoy days with temps as high as 50 right now... Stop complaining
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