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Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-09, 11:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,669
Posted By dsx724

Those generic ebay bikes are just as sturdy if...

Those generic ebay bikes are just as sturdy if not more sturdy than brand name carbon bikes and usually a tad heavier. Ride quality isn't as stiff as the high end carbon creations. They require a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-09, 05:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,485
Posted By dsx724

The Comedian is bomb proof. Ozymandias is...

The Comedian is bomb proof.
Ozymandias is bullet proof.
I have no clue what that have would have to do with wheels though since wheels are neither bulletproof or bombproof.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-09, 07:24 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 13,190
Posted By dsx724

That was to relax the mood cause my post was too...

That was to relax the mood cause my post was too tense sounding. I just thought it was hilarious cause it's true. One of my family members manages a plastics factory in China and he says he "cannot...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-09, 07:14 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 299,871
Posted By dsx724

Gotta give you an A for effort. I use to ride a...

Gotta give you an A for effort. I use to ride a Walmart Schwinn S30 and it was 32lb. I averaged around 12MPH for an hour at most. When I got an 22lb aluminum roadie, I was biking 16MPH because...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-09, 03:22 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 13,190
Posted By dsx724

You don't like computers? How about all your...

You don't like computers? How about all your phones? Anything with a PCB is almost guaranteed to be made in China. The problem is American companies and consumers penny pinching and expecting the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-09, 02:28 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 13,190
Posted By dsx724

You can't blame the Chinese for that. Blame the...

You can't blame the Chinese for that. Blame the people behind IKEA and planned obsolescence. The upper management at IKEA order crap wood to be made into crap furniture and reap billions in profits...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-09, 12:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,359
Posted By dsx724

Shhh! Its a secret only for people behind the...

Shhh! Its a secret only for people behind the curtain. Don't let them know that we're taking over the world.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-09, 07:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,051
Posted By dsx724

Get a mountain bike. You will destroy the wheels...

Get a mountain bike. You will destroy the wheels and tires on any road bike and fall all the time. The ride quality will be horrible because of the lack of suspension.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-09, 05:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,359
Posted By dsx724

The frame is 1100 grams, I highly doubt that it...

The frame is 1100 grams, I highly doubt that it will break. If it does break, I'll email the guy back. They take their customer relations more seriously than some company's "Customer Service" here....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-09, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By dsx724

We should start a definitive wiki on bicycles. ...

We should start a definitive wiki on bicycles. Whose with me?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-09, 11:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,249
Posted By dsx724

Thanks for the feedback. I was originally going...

Thanks for the feedback. I was originally going with 105 group + $200 wheels but doubletap carbon fiber shifters and 1.5kg wheels were too tempting.

The pictures I took were from immediately...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-09, 06:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,249
Posted By dsx724

haha no problem, i don't think it's manufactured...

haha no problem, i don't think it's manufactured by the same factory even, it just looks similar to it. almost every tube is different by a little. it's just a chinese knockoff reject lol. poor...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-09, 05:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,249
Posted By dsx724

http://www.kuotanorthamerica.com/catalogue/serie.a...

http://www.kuotanorthamerica.com/catalogue/serie.aspx?id=15#bikes


I don't know how far to seat the saddle. How far should it be?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-09, 02:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,249
Posted By dsx724

The kind you buy when your overbudget by a lot. I...

The kind you buy when your overbudget by a lot. I ride barefoot so clipless wouldn't have done me any good unless I put some screws in my foot.


I'm never in my seat anyways since I usually ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-09, 01:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,249
Posted By dsx724

New Toy :) w/ Pics

Don't make fun of me! I'm noob and had to stop by LBS five time to pick up tools. First build, second bike (first one got stolen).

http://gal.12scenicpoint.com/v/cycling/carbon2009/

New...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-09, 11:50 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,359
Posted By dsx724

Here's a bike I built with a frame from eBay. I...

Here's a bike I built with a frame from eBay. I just finished it this morning actually. 52 cm T700 frame. $1750 for the entire bike and tools.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-09, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By dsx724

There's about 1mm of play between the bearings of...

There's about 1mm of play between the bearings of the headset and the frame before I install the top cap. I'm afraid that if I leave this, the bearing will bump against the frame repeatedly and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-09, 05:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By dsx724

Sorry I meant bearings. The upper and lower...

Sorry I meant bearings. The upper and lower bearings that go in the headtube.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-09, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By dsx724

Headset cups smaller than headtube

Hi all, I've been trolling the forums as I prepare for my newest build but I couldn't find the answer to this problem.

I have an integrated headset with a small problem. From what I understand,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-09, 02:45 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 299,871
Posted By dsx724

Noobtastic question: What are flattened...

Noobtastic question: What are flattened chainstays on carbon fiber bikes for?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-09, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By dsx724

What is this "Shocks" thing you speak...

What is this "Shocks" thing you speak of?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-09, 01:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,497
Posted By dsx724

If you want faster, get a koenigsegg ccx and...

If you want faster, get a koenigsegg ccx and mount your bike on the roof. oh wait...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-09, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By dsx724

I found my first road bike on amazon. It was a...

I found my first road bike on amazon. It was a iron horse triumph 5.0 from the season before for $600. Full tiagra gear with tektro brakes. It's not the best but 9 speed is plenty for a beginner. ...
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