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03-25-11, 12:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By scattered73

had a fantom cross for a few years before it was...

had a fantom cross for a few years before it was stolen and it was really good bike but when I a friend let me borrow his tricross comp for a weekend I must admit it was a sweeter ride. I wouldn't...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-11, 12:11 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,933
Posted By scattered73

Breakfast and lunch before, I work 2nd shift.

Breakfast and lunch before, I work 2nd shift.
Forum: Commuting
03-19-11, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By scattered73

194102 A popular street is set-up like that...

194102
A popular street is set-up like that here where they gave plenty of room for cars parking, bike lane and car lane, no problems. I could see where if they skimped of size of the separate lanes...
Forum: Commuting
03-19-11, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,055
Posted By scattered73

I had a 2006 Fantom Cross and if I remember right...

I had a 2006 Fantom Cross and if I remember right it wasn't a full carbon fork. From locking to the rack so much I chipped away to the metal. Where the carbon starts not sure. Nice bike btw.
Forum: Texas
03-17-11, 10:31 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,517
Posted By scattered73

I am interested. When and where are we talking...

I am interested. When and where are we talking about? Just coming out of winter hibernation so speed isn't all that great right now.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-11, 12:14 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,448
Posted By scattered73

lizard skins

lizard skins
03-11-11, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,774
Posted By scattered73

My boss got one for his mother and she has been...

My boss got one for his mother and she has been very happy with it and have heard that electra makes good bikes. I once looked at the amsterdam as a commuting bike but ended up going with a different...
03-10-11, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,733
Posted By scattered73

I have taken my urban uno with and put cross...

I have taken my urban uno with and put cross tires on it taken on one of the local cross courses when nobody else was there and ran a few laps ss and a few laps fixed. It was really fun and did much...
Forum: Texas
02-20-11, 11:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,827
Posted By scattered73

I would recommend a lawyer I was hit last may and...

I would recommend a lawyer I was hit last may and luckily I only had soft tissue damage helmet took the brunt of the impact and probably saved my life. Bills get out of hand very fast and the most...
02-18-11, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,437
Posted By scattered73

I have ridden my cross bike many times in the mtb...

I have ridden my cross bike many times in the mtb trail at memriol park they can be tricky and there are sections that I shoulder the bike thru (my crazy friend made that my first ride with my first...
02-17-11, 03:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,437
Posted By scattered73

At barker resivor (george bush park) is safe...

At barker resivor (george bush park) is safe though there is a shooting range next to it just be aware of it's location if you go off the trails I highly doubt you could mistakenly come in danger...
02-17-11, 02:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,437
Posted By scattered73

Another suggestion woud be to check out...

Another suggestion woud be to check out http://yetticross.com/ the local series in town I think it starts up in september and runs once a week for a couple of months and I don't think you need to buy...
02-16-11, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,437
Posted By scattered73

Races have been at terry hershey park, memorial...

Races have been at terry hershey park, memorial park, mason park and the trail off allen parkway that I can recall off hand. I personally like to go exploring off the trails and streets in wooded...
02-12-11, 02:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 353
Posted By scattered73

SRAM bar end shifters

So my rival shifters are starting to die. I have always been very curious about bar ends I donít recall ever seeing any sram setups like this does anyone have this setup or know anyone who does and...
Forum: Texas
02-10-11, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 740
Posted By scattered73

My bike was fine outside yesterday and today no...

My bike was fine outside yesterday and today no ice accumulation though last week there were some ice issues with the bike and was pretty much covered in ice. One side of the rims were covered which...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-11, 11:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,760
Posted By scattered73

We had those in houston couple of days ago got...

We had those in houston couple of days ago got stuck an extra hour at the laundrymat, lame
Forum: Texas
01-25-11, 01:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By scattered73

What about a cyclocross or touring bike with fat...

What about a cyclocross or touring bike with fat city or touring tires. When I put my 38c city tires at 50-60psi it is smooth as butter on my cross bike. Not only that your second bike can carry...
01-21-11, 01:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,889
Posted By scattered73

One question I would ask is are you going to be...

One question I would ask is are you going to be locking this up on a bike rack frequently? If so I would avoid anything with a full carbon fork. My first real bike was a moto cross bike with alloy...
Forum: Texas
01-13-11, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 695
Posted By scattered73

I did this ride last year and it was really...

I did this ride last year and it was really enjoyable and glad to see they added more routes. If I remember right they only had one route last year, plus I won a gift card.
Forum: Texas
11-16-10, 06:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,773
Posted By scattered73

There are some homeless people that live under...

There are some homeless people that live under some of the bridges. I have ridden at night a more quite a few times without any issues by myself and with others. Though some of those homless people a...
11-15-10, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By scattered73

I noticed that also, for fun I took my ss/fg to...

I noticed that also, for fun I took my ss/fg to one of the local cross courses on an off day. Did 5 laps single and 5 laps fixed. I found fixed gave pretty good feedback in the mud was worried about...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-10, 03:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,379
Posted By scattered73

ride fixed on group rides every so often and my...

ride fixed on group rides every so often and my fixed gear has more braking options than road bikes. Front and rear calipers, standard drops with standard drop brake lever plus cross top levers and...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-10, 02:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,486
Posted By scattered73

Are you sure you didn't just knock the pads a...

Are you sure you didn't just knock the pads a little out of alignment cantis can sound awful when not a properly adjusted. I have had three different wheelsets with alex rims while not the best...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-10, 12:25 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,207
Posted By scattered73

My warning sticker said "heavy or excessive...

My warning sticker said "heavy or excessive braking could cause the rim to fail" I figured there was some bad translation going on.
Forum: Commuting
10-30-10, 05:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,061
Posted By scattered73

Love my geared bike and my fixed/ss (which is...

Love my geared bike and my fixed/ss (which is fixed 99% of the time) and the fixed is the commuter so you arent crazy. I really didn't think I would like fixed, I bought it because it was cheap when...
Forum: Texas
10-30-10, 12:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,739
Posted By scattered73

Seems like he could pursue the cars...

Seems like he could pursue the cars insurance(assuming it was insured) company at the very least. I am not sure but I thought it doesn't matter who is driving the car insurance company is still...
Forum: Texas
10-28-10, 11:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,136
Posted By scattered73

It was great couldn't have asked for better...

It was great couldn't have asked for better weather I would guess around 70 something and hardly any wind if any at all. I heardsae a couple wrecks near me in the first few miles, one followed by...
10-27-10, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By scattered73

I have a second set of wheels on my cross bike...

I have a second set of wheels on my cross bike for this exact reason the only bummer is that the rims are different widths. Which causes the pads to hit lower or higher and to be to tight or to...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-10, 12:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,702
Posted By scattered73

Whoops good catch, I meant less than $15. I...

Whoops good catch, I meant less than $15. I really liked the tires but the strangest thing the casing split on the inside of the front tire not to long after making for a bumpy ride. Still have the...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-10, 08:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,702
Posted By scattered73

Cheap forte tires >$15

Cheap forte tires >$15
Forum: Commuting
10-24-10, 07:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,702
Posted By scattered73

about a year ago I heard a ticking noise which...

about a year ago I heard a ticking noise which was the nail hitting the chainstay anyway very lucky pulled the nail out and didn't loose any air.
10-17-10, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By scattered73

thanks

thanks
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-10, 12:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,106
Posted By scattered73

My cross bike does just fine as a road bike with...

My cross bike does just fine as a road bike with slicks on it, I sold my road bike after I got it. Ride with groups often with it, hell my ss/fg does fine as a road bike with the right gear on it and...
10-14-10, 11:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,430
Posted By scattered73

Mine recently told me due to a bank robbery via...

Mine recently told me due to a bank robbery via bike that they wouldn't allow me to bike through the drive thru. Really silly, according to the news the robbery was commited inside then the crook...
10-14-10, 12:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By scattered73

How do you like the avid ultimate? I got a fork...

How do you like the avid ultimate? I got a fork with lots chatter and not real happy with my current mini v's or avid shortys
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-10, 12:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,936
Posted By scattered73

I did a century in a nasty rainstorm felt great...

I did a century in a nasty rainstorm felt great the day of the ride, it was a hot day and the rain felt great. The next day I was sick as a dog ralphing all day. I had no fenders so I was sprayed in...
10-01-10, 02:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By scattered73

When my first generation rival shifters are...

When my first generation rival shifters are properly adjusted and good cables and clean housing they shift amazingly considering the abuse and thousands of miles they have been put thru and I love...
09-30-10, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,375
Posted By scattered73

I used to have a picture but cant seem to find it...

I used to have a picture but cant seem to find it and I no longer have the bike since it was stolen. I was running maxxis overdrive (38's) on it when it was stolen and that was a 2006 fantom cross.
Forum: Texas
09-25-10, 02:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,258
Posted By scattered73

Are you in town this weekend? If so check out...

Are you in town this weekend? If so check out http://www.houstonmuseumdistrict.org/default.asp?id=1 right around the corner and bikes will be the way to go to this event. The Houston Bicycle...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-10, 12:38 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,265
Posted By scattered73

I found a ms150 team jersey at the thrift store...

I found a ms150 team jersey at the thrift store in new shape for $2. I used to sport it all the time until I ripped it despite I have never even ridden the ms150, wish I could find more so cheap but...
Forum: Texas
09-22-10, 11:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,258
Posted By scattered73

Check west end bikes...

Check west end bikes http://www.westendbikes.com/WEB_rental.htm for rental also not to far from downtown. There is a bike trail that runs into downtown along buffalo bayou/allen parkway not sure of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-10, 01:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,059
Posted By scattered73

Only if they do the entire run in heels, then it...

Only if they do the entire run in heels, then it is ok.
09-18-10, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By scattered73

I like white lightning but it seems wet...

I like white lightning but it seems wet conditions are its weak point.
09-17-10, 01:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By scattered73

Sounds like you are just learing your new bike. I...

Sounds like you are just learing your new bike. I have found most cross tires I have used suck in the flat department and are ok to sketchy at cornering on wet pavement as you have found. My favorite...
Forum: Texas
09-14-10, 12:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,136
Posted By scattered73

Will be doing it for sure.

Will be doing it for sure.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-10, 01:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 740
Posted By scattered73

I got one as a cheap commuter but end up taking...

I got one as a cheap commuter but end up taking it on long joy rides quite often, if it were hilly here I probably wouldn't ride fixed as much it makes going up and down suck. Great fun on the flats...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-10, 12:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,916
Posted By scattered73

Tubes are already silly expensive add the cost of...

Tubes are already silly expensive add the cost of a co2 cartridge to each flat on the road. I have had rides with three flats, no worries with hand pump just patch, pump and go.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-10, 10:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,208
Posted By scattered73

I thought they used to??

I thought they used to??
09-03-10, 06:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 886
Posted By scattered73

I feel your pain have multiple bikes stolen and...

I feel your pain have multiple bikes stolen and it always sucks
09-03-10, 05:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,309
Posted By scattered73

When I was looking for a single speed cummuter I...

When I was looking for a single speed cummuter I really wanted a sscx (that I could throw in a race if I wanted to) but I really thought they were just to high of a price point for what it was. My...
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