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10-29-07, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By JimmyMack

It's just slow going. Groups get broken up on...

It's just slow going. Groups get broken up on the stuff rather quickly, but no one is going to be flying by any means. It's just a long slugfest.

For short section with a paved section...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-07, 01:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,359
Posted By JimmyMack

When I put on my skin suit then you can see where...

When I put on my skin suit then you can see where the beer has gone. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-07, 01:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,359
Posted By JimmyMack

This is my team. ...

This is my team.

http://k43.pbase.com/g6/64/609364/2/80664555.eJcbpfkn.jpg
04-26-07, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,307
Posted By JimmyMack

Sweet bike dood! Nice that the cable routing is...

Sweet bike dood! Nice that the cable routing is on the right side of the TT. (Assuming you shoulder on your right)

Ride the hell outta that thing!!!
04-25-07, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,253
Posted By JimmyMack

My road bike is a 56 ctc old school steel frame. ...

My road bike is a 56 ctc old school steel frame. The tt is 56 as well.

The ridley I owned was a 52, and I could barley stand over it. The 50 was to small to shoulder so I went with the 52. ...
04-12-07, 06:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,167
Posted By JimmyMack

rubinos are fast on the pavement, and hard...

rubinos are fast on the pavement, and hard packed......untill you have to turn ;P
04-06-07, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,090
Posted By JimmyMack

platform pedals and soccer shoes = simplicity for...

platform pedals and soccer shoes = simplicity for the noob
03-30-07, 01:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,900
Posted By JimmyMack

At least you don't have to worry about your chain...

At least you don't have to worry about your chain line on your cyclo-cross-track-bike.
03-24-07, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By JimmyMack

An OP rim and Ultegra hub will be very...

An OP rim and Ultegra hub will be very serviceable for many years. That is worth something in the long run. If Easton uses a lot of proprietary parts, and they change designs, it may become...
03-22-07, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By JimmyMack

They work just fine. They can handle quite a bit...

They work just fine. They can handle quite a bit of abuse too. One season will equal about 15~20 races if you are racing a lot, so it's not alot of mileage. My Elites have 2 seasons on them and show...
03-16-07, 02:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,636
Posted By JimmyMack

I found the pictures of the bike that hooked me...

I found the pictures of the bike that hooked me into the sport. It's a 1986 Alan. Screwed and glued. Supposedly a guy from the Alan squad won the Amatuer worlds on this frame back in 1986. It...
03-08-07, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By JimmyMack

Also you could contact the velo bella...

Also you could contact the velo bella (http://www.velobella.org/) on this subject. I believe there are a few smaller girls on the team, and they rip.
03-07-07, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,389
Posted By JimmyMack

Thanks. I made some ERD measurments and came up...

Thanks. I made some ERD measurments and came up with 603mm using a tape measure. Seems close enough to replace with and Open Pro.

I'll let you know how the wheel build goes.
03-06-07, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,389
Posted By JimmyMack

Mavic COSMOS ERD?

Has anyone here rebuilt a COSMOS wheel with and Open Pro rim? They seem awfully close in shape. Is the ERD between rims equal? If so then the hub and spokes could be reused.

If you know the...
03-02-07, 10:51 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,954
Posted By JimmyMack

This story is funny. While riding with a...

This story is funny.

While riding with a local Junior racer (K-Dub) along the road we travel often, a squirrel came darting across our path. I hit the brakes to avoid it but K-Dub had not chance...
03-02-07, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By JimmyMack

WHAT!!! Discontinued! Oh man. This marks a bad...

WHAT!!! Discontinued! Oh man. This marks a bad day for cross. That's a really good tire. Time to stock up on a pair or two.
03-01-07, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,566
Posted By JimmyMack

You can freak your roadie friends out by taking...

You can freak your roadie friends out by taking the dirt short cut. :p
02-28-07, 02:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,636
Posted By JimmyMack

Looks like Roland Liboton...

Looks like Roland Liboton (http://www.wkveldrijden2006.nl/html/EN/historie_wkhelden4.asp). One of the first Belgian badasses.
02-28-07, 02:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,636
Posted By JimmyMack

Uhhhhnnn...hot like a one night stand. SUPER...

Uhhhhnnn...hot like a one night stand. SUPER HOT!!! Do you ride a 58cm? Bid and bid high!!!...
02-26-07, 02:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,636
Posted By JimmyMack

A friend's bike. He gives it a good racin' each...

A friend's bike. He gives it a good racin' each year.

http://www.velocommunity.com/albums/Sac_bikes/aac.sized.jpg
02-26-07, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,372
Posted By JimmyMack

A single chain ring setup works well with a...

A single chain ring setup works well with a skinny little 10 speed chain. In a tactful way, it would interesting to inquire more on "How" that chain will fail due to a single chain rings setup?
...
02-23-07, 05:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,754
Posted By JimmyMack

I'm interested.

I'm interested.
02-22-07, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By JimmyMack

Cross bikes don't work all that great when the...

Cross bikes don't work all that great when the terrain gets really really rocky. Rocky meaning, you avoid a large rock only to hit another one 5 feet later. If you plan on riding this type of...
02-21-07, 11:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By JimmyMack

Decide on your hubs. What chainline do these...

Decide on your hubs. What chainline do these hubs require? 42mm? 52mm? this is very important factor in deciding a crank and BB combo.

Hubs laced to open pros will be a fairly light, strong...
02-21-07, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,568
Posted By JimmyMack

Either rear D setup will create a line that dirty...

Either rear D setup will create a line that dirty muddy water can use a path to get into the cable housing. They both get dirty and they both need cleaning. When you cable up your bike, leave the...
02-21-07, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,100
Posted By JimmyMack

centaur. works good. If you go with campy,...

centaur. works good.

If you go with campy, you better like enough to own spare wheels. Some bigger races might offer a neutral wheel tent. I doubt they will have anything other than shimano...
02-21-07, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By JimmyMack

On gearing. Remeber you will eventually be...

On gearing. Remeber you will eventually be riding terrain that is very short and VERY steep, so your gearing should account for this. 42x17 might be a good starting point. 42x19 might actuually be...
02-15-07, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,556
Posted By JimmyMack

Sucky setup: Ridley Crosswind with python fork....

Sucky setup:
Ridley Crosswind with python fork. 4ZA Brakes and stock pads
Ridley Crosswind with python fork. 4ZA Brakes and kool stop pads
Ridley Crosswind with python fork. Paul neo and...
02-15-07, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By JimmyMack

They are pretty durable. Thats the one plus of...

They are pretty durable. Thats the one plus of these tires. One flat in two season due to a thorn, and it was sealable later on that evening with some Stans.

The tires have onyl unbeaded in my...
01-28-07, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By JimmyMack

I did this same thing. It works great as Walleye...

I did this same thing. It works great as Walleye pointed out. Very portable. If you hook up with a couple of friends for practice they will be very happy you brought them.

A folding lawn...
01-23-07, 12:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,956
Posted By JimmyMack

Both of these companies make bearings that are of...

Both of these companies make bearings that are of high enough quality for Moi Seiki Machine CNC machine tools. These are machines that produce parts for such automotive comanies like Honda, Denso,...
01-15-07, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By JimmyMack

Tektro cyclocross lever. + Hinge clamp for...

Tektro cyclocross lever.

+ Hinge clamp for mounting. Makes for an easy install and or removal.
+ Can be used on drop bars or riser bars with a bit of shim material. (Cut some inner tube)
+...
01-12-07, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By JimmyMack

Windsor Hour - Allowable Tire Width

Has anyone fooled around with fat tires on their Windsor Hour or Fuji Track? 28? 32? 35? Or is tight for a 23 only?
01-10-07, 11:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,223
Posted By JimmyMack

The spacing is 132.5. Squeezing down to 130...

The spacing is 132.5. Squeezing down to 130 should be no problem since it's steel and it was designed with that in mind.

My current rig utilizes the Nashbar flavored Dimension hubs. The rear...
01-09-07, 12:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,425
Posted By JimmyMack

Same principles apply. The road has a crown. ...

Same principles apply. The road has a crown. Point your wheel in the road crown as you slow. Your power foot will propel you up the crown. Gravity is always trying to pull you back down the crown. ...
01-09-07, 12:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,425
Posted By JimmyMack

If you are practicing inside, then set your...

If you are practicing inside, then set your pedals to your desired trackstand orientation. Left foot up or right foot up. Roll the bike backwards as far as you can. Mount the bike and pedal slowly...
01-09-07, 12:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,223
Posted By JimmyMack

Naw. There is local hardware store that sells a...

Naw. There is local hardware store that sells a variety of 3M plastic tape in a multitude of colors and widths. The tape differs from electrical tape, as it does not stretch and and contract due...
01-08-07, 03:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,223
Posted By JimmyMack

Cool! My bike has some Google rank. The...

Cool! My bike has some Google rank.

The bike can race well. SS has a lot to do woth your fitness, and it can tax your running even more due to gear limitation. It felt solid all through the...
01-08-07, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,512
Posted By JimmyMack

The pro is a folding tire. Thus the side wall is...

The pro is a folding tire. Thus the side wall is abit more flexible. A flexible side wall will allow for a bigger foot print a lower tire pressures. This becomes important when riding/racing in...
01-08-07, 11:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,223
Posted By JimmyMack

After completing 15 races this season, that last...

After completing 15 races this season, that last thing I want to do is maintain a drive train. The Rob Roy allows for great cross riding and easy cleanup. I ride it as a fixed and free depending on...
01-08-07, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,512
Posted By JimmyMack

Another vote for the speedmax pros. Folding tire...

Another vote for the speedmax pros. Folding tire for $25. You cant't beat that. They also work great as a race tire at low pressures (40~45psi).
01-03-07, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,828
Posted By JimmyMack

Todd and Ben showing the goods. ...

Todd and Ben showing the goods.

http://www.abbiorca.com/bike/cross/special/bunnyhop/source/a0bb9719.html
01-01-07, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By JimmyMack

This is a frame set that I found during my last...

This is a frame set that I found during my last curbside pickup. It's not race worthy, but it does ride quite nicely with the new wheels. It was a 27" wheel bike. http://velospace.org/node/1013
...
12-19-06, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,814
Posted By JimmyMack

Or you could use your current bar brake...

Or you could use your current bar brake combination with the Mavic Caliper Adjusters. "Caliper adjusters to enable Speedcity (700C) wheels to be fitted to a MTB." Check out the mavic page below for...
12-19-06, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By JimmyMack

Tufo - Prestige

Tufo - Prestige
12-19-06, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By JimmyMack

Removable valve core list

Let's list the ManufacturesList a tire model with a removable valve core. This way we can all know what models can easily have a tire sealant added to them.
12-19-06, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By JimmyMack

This year, One bike, one spare wheel set, pump,...

This year, One bike, one spare wheel set, pump, small tool bag, helmet, one kit. It was actually refreshing to take very little to the race. Once the race is over it's really easy to get the hell...
12-04-06, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 923
Posted By JimmyMack

Kona - Jake the snake

Kona - Jake the snake
11-29-06, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By JimmyMack

Watts Towers - LA

Id like to make a trip to LA sometime, and thought it would be cool to take some time out and visit the Watts Towers. Im wondering if anyone has visited the towers? Also could you describe the...
11-28-06, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3,078
Views: 2,591,403
Posted By JimmyMack

I used a razor blade and an acute angle to slowly...

I used a razor blade and an acute angle to slowly carve the decals off. The razor was at a 15 degree angle or so. I did manage to scrape the coating a bit here and there. I only noticed the scraps...
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