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01-21-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 96
Posted By Leinster

Like any sport, youíre looking at about 1/10 of...

Like any sport, youíre looking at about 1/10 of 1% of the population who are even born with the athletic ability to compete. You donít necessarily need to have inherited the genes from a parent or...
01-21-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By Leinster

My understanding is Shimano sponsor some teams...

My understanding is Shimano sponsor some teams (thereís a reason Sunweb used to be called Giant-Shimano), but a lot of other teams buy Shimano transmissions but use a mix and match of other...
01-20-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,145
Posted By Leinster

The dimples on the chainstays are identical to...

The dimples on the chainstays are identical to the dimples on my Crit Series of similar vintage. The dimple on the seat stay... not so much.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Posted By Leinster

I think it ought to at least double up for...

I think it ought to at least double up for pulling cranks or something.
01-15-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,021
Posted By Leinster

If you can stretch to $500, do that. I canít...

If you can stretch to $500, do that. I canít speak for pricing in your LBS in the Philippines, but here in the US, $500 will get you a nice, brand-name, aluminum hard tail mountain bike, probably...
01-13-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 535
Posted By Leinster

Yes, this is precisely what I was thinking of,...

Yes, this is precisely what I was thinking of, and good to hear itís been done. The wheel building sounds intimidating though...

Mind if I ask where you sourced the frames? Used? Or just buy a...
01-13-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 535
Posted By Leinster

interested in this topic as my twins are 4-1/2,...

interested in this topic as my twins are 4-1/2, and I will have to do something like this some day in the future.

Iím a non-fan of gripshifts myself, and have seen a few posts here suggesting...
01-13-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By Leinster

I keep reading/hearing people swearing by nail...

I keep reading/hearing people swearing by nail polish for this kind of thing. Depending on how extensive your paint damage is, that might be your most practical and cost effective way of doing it.
...
01-13-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By Leinster

Brightness. USB (or similar) rechargeable ...

Brightness.
USB (or similar) rechargeable
Long battery life off a charge.
Easy on-switch, preferably that can be actuated with gloves on.
Easy to mount and dismount, and transferable between...
01-13-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,278
Posted By Leinster

I had the Fastback 2005 model, Tiagra shifters,...

I had the Fastback 2005 model, Tiagra shifters, 105 derailleurs, 3x9. Off-brand everything else. Cost me $500 in the Black Friday sale at Performance. Absolutely fantastic bike even if Iíd paid...
01-13-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,904
Posted By Leinster

I came into this thread specifically to mention...

I came into this thread specifically to mention the Fairfax museum. Itís a nice little spot with very friendly staff. They were happy to put on some videos for the kids while I checked out all the...
01-09-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 431
Posted By Leinster

Lower gears (either a smaller chainring or larger...

Lower gears (either a smaller chainring or larger cassette)

E-bike conversion. (Iím currently looking into this for our Yuba Mundo, but yet to pull the trigger).

Stick to flatter routes where...
01-07-20, 01:50 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,049
Posted By Leinster

That is a beauty, and ties in well with mine; ...

That is a beauty, and ties in well with mine;

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Criq rode for Lotto-MBK in his last...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-20, 02:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,398
Posted By Leinster

This winter I've been using my main bike, for a...

This winter I've been using my main bike, for a few different reasons. Not least of which is that I don't get out on the road much, so it's about the only chance I get to actually ride it. If/when I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-20, 12:02 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,770
Posted By Leinster

I think you just demonstrated the exact theory...

I think you just demonstrated the exact theory behind the Armstrong method. At the higher cadence, your heart and lungs worked harder and your legs worked less.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By Leinster

I got my first bike with clips and straps for...

I got my first bike with clips and straps for Christmas before my 13th birthday. I had to save up for my first proper cycling shoes, and then a pair of Look pedals. Fast forward 20 years, and I got...
01-02-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 482
Posted By Leinster

7 miles on NYD for our 11-month oldís first ever...

7 miles on NYD for our 11-month oldís first ever bike ride, on the back of his mommyís bike. I had his older siblings on the back of the Yuba Mundo. It was mommyís first ride since her pregnancy, so...
01-02-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,780
Posted By Leinster

From context of the post, Iím taking the OP as...

From context of the post, Iím taking the OP as meaning he is ďwaryĒ of buying an old/used frame and it turning out to be worthless.

There are plenty of resources online about buying and restoring...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,770
Posted By Leinster

Wide ranges like that have been available for...

Wide ranges like that have been available for decades, but generally only came stock on touring bikes with eyelets for panniers and very laid back geometry, or mountain bikes as they started to...
12-26-19, 11:20 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,265
Posted By Leinster

Iíve had handlebars and brake levers get bumped...

Iíve had handlebars and brake levers get bumped out of position in crashes/hitting potholes at speed, Iíve had spokes break and wheels knocked out of true by bad road surfaces, Iíve had to adjust...
12-25-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,964
Posted By Leinster

ďBeing good at snooker is a nice skill to have....

ďBeing good at snooker is a nice skill to have. Being very good at snooker is a waste.Ē
12-21-19, 12:35 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 8,317
Posted By Leinster

The thing with the Bontrager 3-part choice is...

The thing with the Bontrager 3-part choice is that you can expect to get at best 2 out of the 3. It is quite possible to get bicycle parts that are expensive and fragile. Or expensive and heavy. And...
12-19-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,492
Posted By Leinster

First is false. And even if it were true that I...

First is false. And even if it were true that I had the time to go for a 1-hour ride in the evenings, I might not have the flexibility to go on a 1-hour ride away from the house, what with there...
12-19-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,492
Posted By Leinster

Same boat re work and kids meaning I donít have...

Same boat re work and kids meaning I donít have time to ride. I have a Cycleops on the back deck, And set the laptop on there with some GCN training ideas.

Itís been good to get a ride or 2 per...
12-19-19, 02:43 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 8,317
Posted By Leinster

Kevcentral is great. His project bikes are fun to...

Kevcentral is great. His project bikes are fun to watch come together. Thee best part is heís totally impartial; if the bike sucks, heíll tell you, and tell you why. And the same if it doesnít.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By Leinster

Heís clearly choosing between pricier wheels and...

Heís clearly choosing between pricier wheels and cheaper group or vice versa. It sounds like what you want to answer is ďPotenza with KsyriumsĒ



Sell/swap/trade the 53/39 for a compact. You...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By Leinster

Chorus. I donít like the look or feel of the...

Chorus. I donít like the look or feel of the Potenza components, and I wish theyíd either bring back Athena, or offer silver group at the Chorus level.
12-16-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By Leinster

Spin11.com do custom kit designs, and offer the...

Spin11.com do custom kit designs, and offer the full kit selection from head to toe. I believe you can make choices in terms of pocket size, zip length, pad thickness, weight of material etc. You are...
12-16-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,271
Posted By Leinster

Or, if you have downtube/bar-end/bar-top...

Or, if you have downtube/bar-end/bar-top shifters, just run an 8-speed cassette on friction mode.

This wonít work on trigger shifters/brifters/twist grips, unfortunately.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,635
Posted By Leinster

Nairo Quintanaís frame is almost certainly an...

Nairo Quintanaís frame is almost certainly an off-the-shelf Canyon Ultimate CF SLX, with a custom paint job. Modern major bike companies pretty much donít make custom carbon monocoque frames, itís...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,848
Posted By Leinster

IĎm still on 23s. I have 25mm Kenda Kwests on my...

IĎm still on 23s. I have 25mm Kenda Kwests on my commuter bike, but my road bikes (one steel, one Al) both have 23c GP4000s. I have no problem taking them on bumpy roads and even some hard-pack...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-19, 05:01 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,417
Posted By Leinster

Just to come back to this point. I don't know of...

Just to come back to this point. I don't know of anyone who moved city for running (except to maybe take up and athletic scholarship, or be close to top level coaching or a high performance training...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,041
Posted By Leinster

Voted Tiagra. Iíve had mixed Tiagra/105 9 speed,...

Voted Tiagra. Iíve had mixed Tiagra/105 9 speed, Tiagra 10, 105 10, and ridden 105 11 on different bikes. They all worked perfectly, except I had 2 105 triple front derailleurs break on me before...
12-09-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,134
Posted By Leinster

I have the same Cycleops trainer as Scott, and...

I have the same Cycleops trainer as Scott, and agree with everything he wrote.

Like every cycling purchase, it is worth the price if you use it. I got great use of mine the first year, then...
12-09-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 743
Posted By Leinster

If you have the gift card, might as well use it....

If you have the gift card, might as well use it. I build up dividend point there, so thereís always something that comes on sale and works out cheapish. Youíre right, though, that their pricing isnít...
12-09-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 743
Posted By Leinster

In Berkeley weather, might I suggest stuffing...

In Berkeley weather, might I suggest stuffing your pants in a plastic bag in a backpack and wearing shorts for the duration of the ride? Maybe stepping up to light jogging tights/pants/leg warmers in...
12-05-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,964
Posted By Leinster

Itís very exhilarating, thanks. The cranks...

Itís very exhilarating, thanks.

The cranks are actually Mirage, from back when all Campag groups were pretty much identical.

The cranks are 170mm, which is a bit shorter than Iím used to on...
12-05-19, 04:50 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,964
Posted By Leinster

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I built this bike up completely bought off eBay, amazon etc. Maybe couple of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,417
Posted By Leinster

It takes me 2-3 hours to drive to mountains if I...

It takes me 2-3 hours to drive to mountains if I want to do snow sports. I can have the good bits of winter (skiing) without the bad parts (slushy, gritted roads, sub-zero temps etc).

If Iíd had...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,417
Posted By Leinster

Itís not mandatory, but it can be a factor....

Itís not mandatory, but it can be a factor. Nobodyís saying they want to ride in Phoenix or LA, even though theyíre dry, because the car is king there. But a million miles of bike paths will get a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,417
Posted By Leinster

Itís all so flat, though. Youíd have to ride a...

Itís all so flat, though. Youíd have to ride a couple hours each way to Folsom/Roseville or Winters/Vacaville (depending which side of town you live) to get any decent elevation in.
12-01-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,312
Posted By Leinster

I spent entirely too much time reading up on that...

I spent entirely too much time reading up on that last night, I confess. Most recent photos of Jayne Marie show her as blond and the family resemblance is undeniable, so until I found the family pic...
12-01-19, 04:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,080
Posted By Leinster

There's some blue Truckers to be had on...

There's some blue Truckers to be had on Huckleberrybikes.com if they have one in your size.

No harm asking the shop to swap out the wheels. Even if they don't you can just buy the new wheels...
12-01-19, 03:37 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,312
Posted By Leinster

Mariska Hargitay was 3 years old when her mother...

Mariska Hargitay was 3 years old when her mother died.

Looking at the below photo of the Hargitays, I'd say that the above pic is of eldest daughter Jayne Marie....
11-29-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,134
Posted By Leinster

Iíve had ďtrainer tiresĒ that didnít last any...

Iíve had ďtrainer tiresĒ that didnít last any longer than regular 23c tires. The one Iím currently using is a cheap crappy tire that I donít mind shredding.

Having a spare rear wheel is the...
11-26-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 335
Posted By Leinster

If the bike shop sells her a brake, cable and...

If the bike shop sells her a brake, cable and lever Iíd be surprised if they charged extra for installation. The main question would be if they had a caliper f the right size in stock.
11-26-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,410
Posted By Leinster

Jeez. I read the first bit I think. I...

Jeez.


I read the first bit I think. I donít hunt for bike parts on CL because while Iíll drive (and have) a bit out of my way for a $1,000 bike selling for $750 or whatever, Iím a bit less...
11-26-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,087
Posted By Leinster

I bought my wifeís DiamondBack on Amazon. It was...

I bought my wifeís DiamondBack on Amazon. It was a previous year model for about half of what other Al-frame Tiagra spec bikes were selling for at the time. Assembly was easy, and it even came with...
11-22-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,516
Posted By Leinster

The posts I have in my drafts folder about...

The posts I have in my drafts folder about all-silver groupsets, and a mandatory 16t cog on every cassette, are waiting for the right moment.
11-22-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,516
Posted By Leinster

Who knows? Maybe some exec from Giant or...

Who knows? Maybe some exec from Giant or Specialized reads the forum and will see the error of their ways, and revert all road bikes to single pivot calipers.
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