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Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10,377
Views: 3,104,752
Posted By the sci guy

Yeah I think sizing was a little more...

Yeah I think sizing was a little more loosey-goosey back then - bike fitting has probably become a lot more technical these days. I think the best you can do is look at the top tube & seat tube...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10,377
Views: 3,104,752
Posted By the sci guy

Yeah I searched for almost 2 1/2 years for my...

Yeah I searched for almost 2 1/2 years for my 2000 R1000 - both the model year, colorway, and frame size. I'm short so finding a 52 is hard.
I had found a 1999 R1000 that I didn't want to pay the...
05-16-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By the sci guy

Heh i know i looked at the directions when I...

Heh i know i looked at the directions when I bought it. But it's an aluminum frame and I'm putting in a Thomson Elite seatpost, which is also aluminum...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10,377
Views: 3,104,752
Posted By the sci guy

The R-series switched from 1" threaded to...

The R-series switched from 1" threaded to threadless in 2000. If I had to guess it's a 1999 that's been repainted and had modern decals added. The shape of the fork is mostly what I'm going on for a...
05-15-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By the sci guy

Seatpost clamp & seat tube mismatch issue?

Didnít realize it at the time I was buying this Thomson clamp, but I just put it on and noticed the gap on the clamp where it tensions is offset from the gap in the seat tube. Is this an issue? Will...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,963
Posted By the sci guy

haha theyíre for my current build project. Itís...

haha theyíre for my current build project. Itís just a frame right now - the fork isnít even in, so thereís nothing to ride!

BUT

I did mount my new tires today with tubes and put the rear one...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,963
Posted By the sci guy

so I got them out of the box again and double...

so I got them out of the box again and double checked and the entirety of the rim bed is smooth. The only hole is where the valve stem goes. So I guess Iíll forego the rim tape!
05-13-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,465
Posted By the sci guy

any updates geomiko ? Love the color and...

any updates geomiko ?

Love the color and the subtle decals. Just right. Find some fun stickers of stuff you like and smack some on the top, down, and seat tube to give it a little character and...
05-13-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By the sci guy

if i were going to buy a new modern fix/SS, it'd...

if i were going to buy a new modern fix/SS, it'd either be an all city big block, or a squid so-ez. however the squid tarkwondo is a little more street based than the so-ez. some of them look so hot.
05-13-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By the sci guy

Some really nice new stuff on there. Looks good....

Some really nice new stuff on there. Looks good. Would be interested in seeing the mounting points of the front rack in more detail / close up.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,963
Posted By the sci guy

D'oh I forgot to try the hex wrench test. I've...

D'oh I forgot to try the hex wrench test. I've already taken the wheel off and put the tire back on my friend's wheels I borrowed. Oh well. lol.
Ok cool, good deal on not needing the rim tape. And...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,963
Posted By the sci guy

Omg I think Iíve got a winner winner chicken...

Omg I think Iíve got a winner winner chicken dinner!!

grabbed a 700x25 vittoria rubino pro from a friend (which is what I was thinking of getting anyway) and hereís the results mounted on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 11:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,963
Posted By the sci guy

what are some other good tire options? I like the...

what are some other good tire options? I like the tread pattern of Pasaleas so Iíd like something similar- I donít love an all smooth tire.
again, thinking $40/tire range.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,963
Posted By the sci guy

Pasaleas (I put the bike together for him)

Pasaleas (I put the bike together for him)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,963
Posted By the sci guy

He said a 2.5mm hex wrench will fit between them,...

He said a 2.5mm hex wrench will fit between them, but a 3 didnít without pushing it in.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,963
Posted By the sci guy

[/s] finally got my buddy take a pic of the...

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finally got my buddy take a pic of the clearance on his frame.
these are 700x25 on Mavic cxp elite, which should have a 15mm IW, correct?
seeing this made me nervous for the 17mm Zondas I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 512
Posted By the sci guy

Welcome to the wonderful world of bikes! Itís...

Welcome to the wonderful world of bikes! Itís awesome.
I know you posted in the road bike forum, and the majority of the bikes people have recommended are the big name brands, but let me suggest an...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2,865
Views: 539,851
Posted By the sci guy

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/52048362339_971c937f5f_b_d_9dc9fbb392c107450ca129bd69c362e2b4f3d3df.jpg
05-03-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,092
Posted By the sci guy

a little late to the thread, but for me, it's the...

a little late to the thread, but for me, it's the simplicity. Both in riding (don't worry about changing gears or cadence targets or when to shift, just ride!) and in upkeep (as has been stated, 1...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,963
Posted By the sci guy

not sure yet. My go to is Pasaleas, may still try...

not sure yet. My go to is Pasaleas, may still try those 25s. Might try to find something in a 26? I really only want to spend about $70-80 total on a pair.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,963
Posted By the sci guy

Screw it. I pulled the trigger. If they donít fit...

Screw it. I pulled the trigger. If they donít fit the tires Iíll sell them - theyíll be brand new and unused.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,963
Posted By the sci guy

i saw! Still not sure if the 17mm IW is going to...

i saw! Still not sure if the 17mm IW is going to be an issue though so I havenít pulled the trigger. I wish they existed in a 15!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,963
Posted By the sci guy

Many thanks for all this. Makes much more sense...

Many thanks for all this. Makes much more sense now.
I texted my buddy but he's a pilot and isn't in town currently. When he's back I'll have him get me some pics showing the currently clearance he...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,963
Posted By the sci guy

lol now i'm confused. I was pretty certain i...

lol now i'm confused. I was pretty certain i measure the inside of the rim with my calipers on the mavics that came on the bike and i notated 15mm in my notes. i could always do it again.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,331
Posted By the sci guy

Sorry y'all - i think what i said was taken the...

Sorry y'all - i think what i said was taken the wrong way. somewhere in here i thought i read someone saying that people were looking down on riders with older bikes, and as a rider on an older bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,963
Posted By the sci guy

chaadster I don't care about aero or weight...

chaadster I don't care about aero or weight insomuch as I'm not a racer. Am I building up a frame I've been searching for for 2+ years and do I want it to be a kick ass, quick, hot bike? Yes....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,963
Posted By the sci guy

there's too many posts to individually quote and...

there's too many posts to individually quote and respond to since my last post, but wow thanks to the bunch of you with suggestions. Gave me a lot of other options to consider. $400 was really going...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 10:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,963
Posted By the sci guy

Guess I should have mentioned my budget is ~$400....

Guess I should have mentioned my budget is ~$400. Also I donít need wider rims, the frame will only accommodate a 700x25/26 tire max.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 10:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,963
Posted By the sci guy

ah ok well nix that one then because Iím getting...

ah ok well nix that one then because Iím getting a 105 cassette.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10,377
Views: 3,104,752
Posted By the sci guy

gorgeous bike. Very similar to my 2001 R1000...

gorgeous bike. Very similar to my 2001 R1000 Caad4. Love that frame design. I ran into the same problem with the rear tire though - I had a rude awakening when trying to fit on my 700x28 Panaracer...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 20,400
Views: 4,703,258
Posted By the sci guy

some bits for my build ...

some bits for my build

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/00c604d5_1ac8_4b94_b349_8c114ca6623a_6bb7f65258929de6def42e0654a1bcd8f1eb572c.jpeg
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,963
Posted By the sci guy

I got a tax refund - which wheelset is the best bang for the buck?

Looking to get a quality set of light(er) wheels for my 2001 Cannondale R1000 Caad4 rebuild. Can't break the bank, but I'd like something better than I can go get off the shelf at my local shop -...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,032
Posted By the sci guy

As a person who constantly likes to tinker with...

As a person who constantly likes to tinker with my bike and change bars, stems, tape, cranks, whatever - including changing cable colors depending on my mood and color design for the summer, I find...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,331
Posted By the sci guy

I do a lot of t-shirt/charity/organized event...

I do a lot of t-shirt/charity/organized event rides in the spring here around Houston and I always love looking at everyone's bikes - because I love bikes. But I also love seeing the people who drop...
04-20-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 967
Posted By the sci guy

aww man, pic link appears to be broken. missed it!

aww man, pic link appears to be broken. missed it!
Forum: For Sale
04-15-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By the sci guy

More pics ...

More pics


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/768x1024/52006200742_640372604b_b_d_a236e7a690b6c9700e356ec4b73716f8a2b428b4.jpg...
Forum: For Sale
04-15-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By the sci guy

FS: 2014 Santa Cruz Tallboy LT SPX 29er, size XL

Selling for a neighbor. Asking $3000, but he is open to offers. If you're not in Houston for local pickup, will ship to continental US only. Boxing the bike is $70, shipping estimated ~$100 via...
03-10-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 287
Posted By the sci guy

These are sold.

These are sold.
Forum: For Sale
03-10-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By the sci guy

These are sold.

These are sold.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 20,400
Views: 4,703,258
Posted By the sci guy

New Cane Creek 40 headset to replace the old S2...

New Cane Creek 40 headset to replace the old S2 headset on my C'dale R1000 rebuild. I also replaced the BB5500 bottom bracket with a new BBR60, but I forgot to take a pic....
02-28-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 345,686
Posted By the sci guy

hit some gravel, single track, and paved trails...

hit some gravel, single track, and paved trails today since the afternoon was so gorgeous

...
02-23-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 345,686
Posted By the sci guy

Personally, I love it. I've been riding it for...

Personally, I love it. I've been riding it for almost 2 years - I got mine as part of a tester group in 2020 shortly after they launched, to provide them with feedback on their first model run....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,310
Posted By the sci guy

Is this a new feature in the newer 105? How is it...

Is this a new feature in the newer 105? How is it accomplished? I had 105 shifters/FD/RD on my Roubaix from 2016, but I don't recall this? I'm planning on putting new 105 on a build project I'm doing...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,120
Posted By the sci guy

Some years ago when I first built up that Raleigh...

Some years ago when I first built up that Raleigh I bought a set of bullhorns from Origin8 but they were pretty long in the ďhorn.Ē I didnít think much about it then but Iím much more in tune with my...
02-22-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 345,686
Posted By the sci guy

Did some single track yesterday evening on the...

Did some single track yesterday evening on the gravel bike (wanted to be in the woods protected a bit since it was so windy)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,120
Posted By the sci guy

I just did a drop chop & flip flop just last week...

I just did a drop chop & flip flop just last week for my single speed - I wish the turn forward was a little longer before it started turning upward, but, it is what it is with using an existing drop...
02-21-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 561
Posted By the sci guy

Can confirm Soma Hwy1 bars look awesome on...

Can confirm Soma Hwy1 bars look awesome on vintage bikes and are comfy as hell and give you the positions you seek.
Like others have said, handlebars from that time period were not of that shape...
02-20-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4,856
Views: 510,086
Posted By the sci guy

Have: 3ttt 90mm quill stem in excellent condition...

Have: 3ttt 90mm quill stem in excellent condition (see pics below)

Will trade for: 70mm stem of equal value
...
02-18-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 9,319
Posted By the sci guy

Sign me up, yo!

Sign me up, yo!
02-16-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 287
Posted By the sci guy

FS: Ultegra Flightdeck ST-6501 2x9 shifters

Not in the best shape; they work(ish). The front shifter has a little internal issue where the cable pull ratchet doesnít reset or pull 100% correct each time. But it works.

The rear works pretty...
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