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Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-15, 01:06 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,679,385
Posted By MNX1024

Thanks for the recommendation. Unfortunately,...

Thanks for the recommendation. Unfortunately, Giant uses 1 1/4" steerer so that doesn't fit. Even if it did, It'll mess with my fit as my stem sits right on top of the bearing covers. Also, I could...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-15, 09:06 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,679,385
Posted By MNX1024

Yep, junction box is on the top because my stem...

Yep, junction box is on the top because my stem is too short to mount it on the bottom. Unfortunately, I can't really zip tie it down unless I replace some of the cables with much longer ones or with...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-15, 08:38 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,679,385
Posted By MNX1024

Thanks. I'm 5' 7".

Thanks. I'm 5' 7".
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-15, 07:23 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,679,385
Posted By MNX1024

Di2, it enters in on the top tube right behind...

Di2, it enters in on the top tube right behind the stem.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-15, 05:01 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,679,385
Posted By MNX1024

Alright, so far I've been too lazy to post...

Alright, so far I've been too lazy to post anything on this thread, but decided to do it with my new bike.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/351/19027681542_80cbda89c4_z.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-14, 02:10 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,095
Posted By MNX1024

Carbon does not dissipate heat fast enough and...

Carbon does not dissipate heat fast enough and latex are more susceptible to heat. Therefore, no.

You may use tire levers to finish it. Yo make life easier, start from the opposite of the valve...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-14, 07:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,095
Posted By MNX1024

You will be one happy man! :thumb:

You will be one happy man! :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-14, 02:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,095
Posted By MNX1024

Depending on the time of the year, I am 145lb to...

Depending on the time of the year, I am 145lb to 160lb fully kitted. I'm from NYC, so roads are notoriously full of pot holes. Though I ride outside of NYC, at least a third of the route isn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-14, 08:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,095
Posted By MNX1024

On the very first post that I've quoted you on,...

On the very first post that I've quoted you on, your argument was about "weight only" when comparing your Aksium to a carbon wheel set. The said wheelset ended up being one from a 2015 Specialized...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-14, 06:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,095
Posted By MNX1024

I can throw the same question back at you. Does...

I can throw the same question back at you. Does recreational folks need a Cannondale Supersix Evo? Wouldn't any old Aluminium frame with the lowest tier group set be fine?

Depending on which...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-14, 05:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,095
Posted By MNX1024

Let's see, your Aksium weighs about 1735 grams...

Let's see, your Aksium weighs about 1735 grams and my custom built Rail 34 weighs 1388 grams. The rovals, with the rotors attached, weight will be very close to your Aksium. I'll let you decide with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-14, 12:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,095
Posted By MNX1024

If you're going to spend more than $1000, look no...

If you're going to spend more than $1000, look no further and go for a set of November Rails! With the Rail 34, you will feel no crosswinds!!! I can say this from experience as I own a set. For the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-14, 10:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,298
Posted By MNX1024

He doesn't have to be in a super aggressive...

He doesn't have to be in a super aggressive position, but a more upright position will put more weight and pressure on the lower spine and sit bone, which is not something ideal for his situation.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-14, 08:57 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-14, 08:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,298
Posted By MNX1024

Well, $300 is only a drop in the bucket in the...

Well, $300 is only a drop in the bucket in the cycling world anyway. Just saying it so you won't be surprised as I don't know your financial situation. Some cyclist does think $300 is expensive,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-14, 08:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,298
Posted By MNX1024

It's called a Retul Muve Dynamic Fit Bike. A tool...

It's called a Retul Muve Dynamic Fit Bike. A tool developed by Retul to fit people who do not yet have a bike. This will allow one to know what kind of geometry to aim for since this would tell you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-14, 11:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,298
Posted By MNX1024

Why not go to a place that offers a fit with a...

Why not go to a place that offers a fit with a tool like this?
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It would allow you to find some sort of ideal position and give you an idea if you can survive on the bike with that bad back...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-14, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,655
Posted By MNX1024

I vote for the Pacenti's!

I vote for the Pacenti's!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-14, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,116
Posted By MNX1024

Read the following with care: November...

Read the following with care:
November Bicycles: Race smart. - November Bicycles Blog - Full of air: tire*inflation (http://www.novemberbicycles.com/blog/2014/8/11/full-of-air-tire-inflation.html)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-14, 08:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,126
Posted By MNX1024

There's really no performance difference between...

There's really no performance difference between Dura Ace Di2 (9070) and Ultegra Di2 (6870). Just that Ultegra is slightly heavier and slightly louder, most of the time not even perceptible.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-14, 08:10 AM
Replies: 681
Views: 44,087
Posted By MNX1024

Road through a local park this morning for 20...

Road through a local park this morning for 20 miles, it's my weekday training ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-14, 07:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,095
Posted By MNX1024

Do a custom built with Pacenti SL23 rims, even...

Do a custom built with Pacenti SL23 rims, even with high end hubs they'll still end up below $1000. You can get them to be sub 1400 grams depending on hub choices. They'll be one of the smoothest...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-14, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,596
Posted By MNX1024

If it's not too much of a hassle, do you mind...

If it's not too much of a hassle, do you mind linking me to one of those sub******? Not too familiary with ******. Thanks a lot!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-14, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,596
Posted By MNX1024

Based on what you said, I should order 2 size...

Based on what you said, I should order 2 size larger than normal? I wonder how that works out since I wear small for most, but medium for Castelli.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-14, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,596
Posted By MNX1024

Cool kit, but not sure I got the balls to wear...

Cool kit, but not sure I got the balls to wear that in public...... :p:p But, no, that's not it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-14, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,596
Posted By MNX1024

I thank you for the warning, but guess I...

I thank you for the warning, but guess I should've made this clear on my original post. I understand that quality is definitely not going to be high for said product due to price being charged. Nor...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-14, 12:29 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,390
Posted By MNX1024

Used to think $3000 was expensive, which is the...

Used to think $3000 was expensive, which is the total amount I've sunk into my first bike throughout the years. Here, I've recently spent way over that amount. You tell me?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-14, 12:18 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,056
Posted By MNX1024

If I recall correctly, 46MPH is about the fastest...

If I recall correctly, 46MPH is about the fastest I've gone and I have to push pretty hard on the hardest gear to get to that pace! Got some pretty steep hills at my place, but they are all technical...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-14, 12:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,847
Posted By MNX1024

I know Lake makes shoes in Wide. I've recently...

I know Lake makes shoes in Wide. I've recently purchased a pair of CX331 in wide, and out of the couple of shoes I've tried before the purchase they fit fine. Can't give you a review though because I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-14, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,596
Posted By MNX1024

Purchasing Kits from Aliexpress

Anyone bought kits from Aliexpress before? Maybe, specifically for the following seller:
Store No.1213593 - Small Orders Online Store, Hot Selling fleece bike,shorts skirt,shorts head and more on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-14, 11:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,126
Posted By MNX1024

Take both of them out for a test ride and see...

Take both of them out for a test ride and see what you like better. On a personal note, if you can afford Di2, go for it! I'm currently running 9070 Di2 and I'm loving it! If you want to save money,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-14, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By MNX1024

Yea, my saddle is almost completely forward on my...

Yea, my saddle is almost completely forward on my seat post. Give or take 6-8mm left for moving forward(eyeballing here). Though on my previous saddle, I actually had to be completely forward. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-14, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By MNX1024

Sorry for not being clear with the stack...

Sorry for not being clear with the stack calculation. I was including the headset height into the equation. The total stack with the headset on my current Jamis is about 543mm. Essentially with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-14, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By MNX1024

New Frameset, Sizing Dilemma, Help

Planning to get a Giant TCR Advanced, possibly an SL, and I'm having a very hard time deciding between the XS and S since they're very close to each other. Anyway, making a decision based on my...
Forum: Foo
02-28-14, 10:50 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 9,190
Posted By MNX1024

Here are things I do outside of cycling, which...

Here are things I do outside of cycling, which takes up most of my time.

Sports:
Weightlifting
MMA
Snowboarding

Hobbies:
Photography
Building Models
02-05-14, 10:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 431
Posted By MNX1024

Bottom Bracket Identification and Crank Compatibility

So, just bought a used 2011 Giant Defy Advanced frame, which has a BB86 and a bottom bracket already installed. As someone that's coming from using SRAM on a BB30, I know close to nothing on BB86 and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-14, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,048
Posted By MNX1024

Does your buddy's frame has the "RideSense-ready"...

Does your buddy's frame has the "RideSense-ready" on the inside of the chain stay?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-14, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,048
Posted By MNX1024

Giant TCR Composite Frames on Ebay

So, while searching for a cheap carbon frame to build up a back up bike, I came across these Giant TCR Composite frames. Price seems to good to be true, but the shape and design seems to match, not...
07-30-13, 12:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,095
Posted By MNX1024

The tension difference for the flat spot spokes...

The tension difference for the flat spot spokes are less than 10% compare to the rest at the moment. if I were to completely fix it, the rest of the spoke will have more than 20% tension difference...
07-29-13, 06:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,095
Posted By MNX1024

After checking, the flat spot is not on the rim...

After checking, the flat spot is not on the rim joint. Think I should ignore the flat spot?




Thanks for the advice. Based on what you said, seems like I might actually be done since after the...
07-29-13, 08:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,095
Posted By MNX1024

I did it three times so far. I do noticed that...

I did it three times so far. I do noticed that the first time it did go out of true by a very small amount and the tension dropped by 3 points(based off of Park Tool's tension meter, not kg/f). The...
07-29-13, 07:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,095
Posted By MNX1024

That's something I didn't think about. Will check...

That's something I didn't think about. Will check on it once I get home. Any advice for the stress relieving process?
07-28-13, 05:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,095
Posted By MNX1024

I'm still working on my front wheel, which is...

I'm still working on my front wheel, which is almost done.


By the way, my front came out to 601g.

Surprisingly I didn't need to dish my wheel at all, the rim was actually centered.


I do...
07-24-13, 05:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,095
Posted By MNX1024

Spokes came in. based on preliminary...

Spokes came in.


based on preliminary calculation, wheel should come in about 1370g. A bit higher than what I wanted, but still tolerable for what it offers. :)

...
07-23-13, 04:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,095
Posted By MNX1024

Alright guys, here's a status update. My rims and...

Alright guys, here's a status update. My rims and hubs came in, there's a delay in spokes, they should be here before the weekend.


Time for the weights!!!!!!
Also would like to apologize...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-13, 07:51 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,375
Posted By MNX1024

Nice! Congratulation on the new bike! Just go and...

Nice! Congratulation on the new bike! Just go and get more miles under your belt! Did you go clipless or just platform for now?

Another thing, once you're use to being on a bike, start riding with...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-13, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,368
Posted By MNX1024

At that price point, you can get a close out deal...

At that price point, you can get a close out deal for a new carbon bike at most places. Don't even bother.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-13, 02:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,448
Posted By MNX1024

DAMN!!!! That's crazy, and here I thought the...

DAMN!!!! That's crazy, and here I thought the 14000ft of elevation I did in 104 miles was brutality, this just takes it to a whole another level! Makes me feel bad for wanting to quit so badly...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-13, 02:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,492
Posted By MNX1024

:rolleyes: But that's the best part of...

:rolleyes: But that's the best part of cycling!:thumb: My excuse of pigging out so I can restore my glycogen tank before and after my rides after a long week of crazy dieting plus lifting! That's why...
07-18-13, 10:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,095
Posted By MNX1024

Dumb question, but I really wanted to know. ...

Dumb question, but I really wanted to know.

Is it a good idea to use Parktool's Polylube 1000 (http://www.parktool.com/product/polylube-1000-lubricant-tube-ppl-1) to lube the threads on a spoke?
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