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12-25-13, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By pigmode

Cool. Received a Jabberwocky for Christmas---will...

Cool. Received a Jabberwocky for Christmas---will set up as commuter and runabout.

Soon I can switch the El Mariachi SS back to off-road. These 38mm Vittoria Randonneer/Hyper are great tires.

...
12-23-13, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By pigmode

MTB frames for fixed road riding

Anyone using MTB frames fixed for commuting, riding on the road? Hate that Q-factor, but maybe can get used to it?
06-12-12, 11:45 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 166,414
Posted By pigmode

Ahh, not sure I can go that far back to SL...

Ahh, not sure I can go that far back to SL tubing, although it would be a sweet smooth ride for sure. I love that Italian tricolour motif. Back in 94-95 the Techno was the Tommasini I came close to...
06-12-12, 06:41 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 166,414
Posted By pigmode

Any info on the year, tubeset, fork crown, etc,...

Any info on the year, tubeset, fork crown, etc, on this Prestige? Must be the smaller size, but it almost looks like oversized tubes.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-10, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10,208
Views: 2,644,984
Posted By pigmode

The little dots behind the numbers are decimal...

The little dots behind the numbers are decimal points. Answer the comment. Do you always pay $500. for a $300. item?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-10, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,425
Posted By pigmode

Steeper angle on the top tube--exchanged emails...

Steeper angle on the top tube--exchanged emails with you and was ready to order, and that was my deal breaker. Short inseam here--yada, yada.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-10, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10,208
Views: 2,644,984
Posted By pigmode

Yeah, I always pay $500. for $300. pedals.

Yeah, I always pay $500. for $300. pedals.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-10, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10,208
Views: 2,644,984
Posted By pigmode

please leavu my bike shop-u... ...

please leavu my bike shop-u...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Plm_dZ5jtwU
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-10, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10,208
Views: 2,644,984
Posted By pigmode

Let's be honest, $500.? ...

Let's be honest, $500.?


http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-track-bike/Road-Bike-Pedals-Look-Keo-Blade-12Nm-Carbon-Ti-Pedals/LOOKPEDA110000000000
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-10, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10,208
Views: 2,644,984
Posted By pigmode

Just saw the Caad 10. That's some impressive...

Just saw the Caad 10. That's some impressive looking tubing and construction. I know its mostly styling, but the way the seat stays wrap around to meet the TT is very cool. Looks great in white.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-10, 09:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,842
Posted By pigmode

I'll probably have a Moots come spring--probably...

I'll probably have a Moots come spring--probably one of the new RSL. Maybe a Compact SL, if one can be found in the right size. I don't care what the welds look like.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-10, 04:46 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,110
Posted By pigmode

Correct. The flip side would be the smaller frame...

Correct. The flip side would be the smaller frame with its shorter head tube, necessitating more and even possibly too many stem spacers. In choosing a frame size, the smaller/larger frame option is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-10, 08:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,567
Posted By pigmode

Tiger sharks are plentiful in Hawaii. I've been...

Tiger sharks are plentiful in Hawaii. I've been in the water with a few while spearfishing--small ones though, the biggest only about 7'.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-10, 02:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,481
Posted By pigmode

I like the Q-factor of Shimano, over SRAM...

I like the Q-factor of Shimano, over SRAM cranksets.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-10, 10:42 AM
Replies: 18,534
Views: 3,648,451
Posted By pigmode

130mm ...

130mm


http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/7835/k0122.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-10, 05:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,627
Posted By pigmode

Great shots--what's surprising is that the real...

Great shots--what's surprising is that the real life view is much more majestic than in pics.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-10, 01:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,113
Posted By pigmode

Ribble has been list-pricing the 4000s at about...

Ribble has been list-pricing the 4000s at about $33. for the past few of months. They post their coupons on their frontpage.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-10, 01:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,113
Posted By pigmode

Ribble has been list-pricing the 4000s at about...

Ribble has been list-pricing the 4000s at about $33. for the past few of months. They post their coupons on their frontpage.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-10, 11:17 PM
Replies: 10,208
Views: 2,644,984
Posted By pigmode

That's some serious cool hydroform action going...

That's some serious cool hydroform action going on.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-10, 12:14 PM
Replies: 26,288
Views: 16,201,539
Posted By pigmode

That's what he did, that's what you, me and...

That's what he did, that's what you, me and everyone else did. A fixed-gear is still a bicycle, is it not? Any other revelations you have to proffer?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-10, 12:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,713
Posted By pigmode

SIDIs work well with my flattish feet. Fwiw the...

SIDIs work well with my flattish feet. Fwiw the arch support is built into the last, not the insole.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-10, 12:04 PM
Replies: 26,288
Views: 16,201,539
Posted By pigmode

Same situation here more or less, and I pretty...

Same situation here more or less, and I pretty much agree with you. OTOH, except in terms of price, how is that BMC different from your average Road Cycling thread, where a rider is asking about...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-10, 11:52 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,713
Posted By pigmode

Read the FAQ (mysteries about .5 sizes, mega and...

Read the FAQ (mysteries about .5 sizes, mega and more). There is also an indication that they have changed fit in the last 5 years.

http://www.sidiusa.com/sidi/sidi_faq.html
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-10, 11:42 AM
Replies: 26,288
Views: 16,201,539
Posted By pigmode

What, the fact that there are some serious fixed...

What, the fact that there are some serious fixed gear riders out there who display great conditioning, and bike handling skills on the road (and I'm not referring to tricksters and hipsters)? More...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-10, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26,288
Views: 16,201,539
Posted By pigmode

Nice, and if you ride with the same style and...

Nice, and if you ride with the same style and performance as some of the fixie riders in my town, an appropriate build as well. Besides, despite what's under the skin, the gimmicks BMC uses in their...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-10, 06:21 PM
Replies: 18,534
Views: 3,648,451
Posted By pigmode

After ride recoup... ...

After ride recoup...


http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/9040/oakedarrogantbastardale.jpg
09-27-10, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2,303
Views: 198,030
Posted By pigmode

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman replays. Interesting...

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman replays. Interesting but strange.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-10, 04:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,590
Posted By pigmode

Its a fad that was played out already. I had this...

Its a fad that was played out already. I had this saddle from the 90's.


http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/1982/dsc00170xt.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-10, 10:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,834
Posted By pigmode

The children of freds, how freds come to be. At...

The children of freds, how freds come to be. At least he never stopped filming.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9e9NAq20X0
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-10, 11:19 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,437
Posted By pigmode

The Specialized Air Tool Pro has given solid...

The Specialized Air Tool Pro has given solid journeyman-like service, and there's not much more I can ask for. Well, perhaps the lever-lock tip might be improved by Lezyne's threaded design, and I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-10, 10:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,139
Posted By pigmode

My 2010 6.6 45M fit so close, that I can't use...

My 2010 6.6 45M fit so close, that I can't use anything but the stock insoles. I compensate by not using ultra-thin socks on long rides. The unique contour of the SIDI last seems to fit my foot well,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-10, 10:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,660
Posted By pigmode

That might be encouraging for us single pair...

That might be encouraging for us single pair owners, being that she's just one miracle shy of canonization.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-10, 09:52 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,568
Posted By pigmode

Campy Neutrons for $562 shipped, from Shiny Bike,...

Campy Neutrons for $562 shipped, from Shiny Bike, when I wanted a good set of wheels without wait. They've been holding out well, including up to three 25mph bunny hops a lap over some crazy mad road...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-10, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,501
Posted By pigmode

These are real. ...

These are real.


http://img813.imageshack.us/img813/8760/7900pedal.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-10, 09:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,527
Posted By pigmode

The new taller head tubes don't work for me. Glad...

The new taller head tubes don't work for me. Glad I got my 2010.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-10, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10,208
Views: 2,644,984
Posted By pigmode

Interesting auction going on here. ...

Interesting auction going on here.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150496834857&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#ht_500wt_1154
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-10, 11:43 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,928
Posted By pigmode

Of course, plus the concept has been...

Of course, plus the concept has been contemporized more or less. They are not doing the 74 or 74.5 degree HTAs and such.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-10, 07:59 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,928
Posted By pigmode

Nice Roadie--its one of the frames on my list...

Nice Roadie--its one of the frames on my list kind of, although I've always been a little amused with Schwinn/Waterfords keeping to the 70's/80's style steep angled geometry.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-10, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10,208
Views: 2,644,984
Posted By pigmode

Think you should get a silver saddle to match...

Think you should get a silver saddle to match your tape. Then you could become a road cycling super hero, called the silver saddler.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-10, 02:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,322
Posted By pigmode

Sent one of my S.I.13 S2 to Switzerland this...

Sent one of my S.I.13 S2 to Switzerland this morning for repair.

Do I *need* to order a couple of sets of S.I.13 S5, or experiment with an unknown bib set to the tune of $75-150, and risk pain...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-10, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10,208
Views: 2,644,984
Posted By pigmode

Now, now girls, this IS the CAAD thread.

Now, now girls, this IS the CAAD thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-10, 02:55 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,660
Posted By pigmode

Last years 6.6 here. The retention device...

Last years 6.6 here. The retention device initially worked very well for me, much better than both an 05 Genius and Dominator. 2k later both sides are maxed, and the right has a bit of slip, but not...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-10, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10,208
Views: 2,644,984
Posted By pigmode

A test ride indicated to me that the CAAD 9 does...

A test ride indicated to me that the CAAD 9 does not fit into a category that would be described by the quote below. I can't comment on the evolution of the CAAD frames, but the 9 was not...
09-21-10, 11:32 PM
Replies: 7,694
Views: 3,941,108
Posted By pigmode

"Chicken Skin" is of course his tribute to...

"Chicken Skin" is of course his tribute to Hawaiian music and Hawaiian musicians. Good stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-10, 11:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 25,278
Posted By pigmode

- 5'-10" - 54 frame - one 5mm spacer - 8mm...

- 5'-10"
- 54 frame
- one 5mm spacer
- 8mm cone spacer
- 140mm IS HT
- 130mm stem
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-10, 11:20 PM
Replies: 18,534
Views: 3,648,451
Posted By pigmode

I know what that is. The other...

I know what that is.





The other years model?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-10, 11:04 PM
Replies: 10,208
Views: 2,644,984
Posted By pigmode

Actually not. As an American Co. they subscribed...

Actually not. As an American Co. they subscribed early on to the successful marketing concept of "more is better". You know the same concept that relabeled the 4 valve-per-cylinder engine as a 16v or...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-10, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10,208
Views: 2,644,984
Posted By pigmode

There's the 54 BBQ on eBay today that I am giving...

There's the 54 BBQ on eBay today that I am giving a go. With the 10s probably already in the warehouses right now, lets see how much the the 9s are valued.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-10, 11:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,607
Posted By pigmode

This. Insisting on Campy is like waxing ecstatic...

This. Insisting on Campy is like waxing ecstatic at the welds on a Moots frame. Its called missing the point.
09-20-10, 12:14 AM
Replies: 7,694
Views: 3,941,108
Posted By pigmode

One of those weird afternoons. These haven't aged...

One of those weird afternoons. These haven't aged as well as some other stuff, but there is still some power in the there.


http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/2217/51mhhtdcrlsl500aa300.jpg
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