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Forum: Commuting
09-30-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 267
Posted By the sci guy

do these have a liner or do I need to wear some...

do these have a liner or do I need to wear some unmentionables underneath? Hard to tell.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 27,221
Views: 17,795,436
Posted By the sci guy

Thanks! I'm super stoked about it. I searched for...

Thanks! I'm super stoked about it. I searched for that exact frame & colorway for about 2.5 years (and in my smaller size it was so hard). I wasn't sure I'd love the yellow stripes on the tires but...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 267
Posted By the sci guy

Alternatives to tights for cooler weather

I donít love rolling up to work in typical spandex cycling tights that leave nothing to the imagination for my coworkers - the bike rack is right outside the main entrance.

So as the weather...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,555
Posted By the sci guy

Thanks! Aesthetics are important to me, and I...

Thanks! Aesthetics are important to me, and I love colorful bikes. I hate black cable housing, so I always try to find 2 colors (if needed) that work well together, and work with the colors of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,555
Posted By the sci guy

sorry to hear you havenít had a lot of progress!...

sorry to hear you havenít had a lot of progress! Iím excited to see that thing in full blazing colors.

the cables and housing are jagwire kits ordered from Amazon only because my local shop...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,555
Posted By the sci guy

Hey SoSmellyAir how's your build coming? I...

Hey SoSmellyAir how's your build coming?

I finally had time to go take some glamour shots of my finished build. So, it's done! Pics below. I absolutely love this bike. It looks hot. It rides fast....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 27,221
Views: 17,795,436
Posted By the sci guy

the bar tape is Arundel Art Gecko. it's very MC...

the bar tape is Arundel Art Gecko. it's very MC Escher-esque and I love it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 27,221
Views: 17,795,436
Posted By the sci guy

My latest build is complete. Will put full specs...

My latest build is complete. Will put full specs in my build thread but hereís the money shot.
2001 Cannondale R1000, retrofitted with full 105 R7000 except the crank which is 5800 because I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-22, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2,961
Views: 559,389
Posted By the sci guy

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

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x2000/40bf7aee_e1d3_42bd_bc2b_762111dc1018_e501dfb0293e72fc38203b6ce38a936c965ad907.jpeg
Forum: Commuting
09-17-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By the sci guy

The rack isn't currently on the bike. It partly...

The rack isn't currently on the bike. It partly because it's not just my dedicated commuter bike. It's a single speed I use for group rides and general buffoonery. So I didn't want a rack hanging off...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 612
Posted By the sci guy

SOrry I guess I was equating stiffness with...

SOrry I guess I was equating stiffness with thickness to a point - but I do mean thick because as I said in my first post, the sneakers I originally got had a very thin and therefore flexible sole -...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 612
Posted By the sci guy

Sorry I missed your post! It's looking more and...

Sorry I missed your post! It's looking more and more like this is what I'll go with. Someone said Vans look beefy but their soles are pretty thin actually.



I tried on a pair of regular adidas...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By the sci guy

Well, I ordered the Osprey Radial backapck I...

Well, I ordered the Osprey Radial backapck I linked to in the 2nd post. I'm not worried about carrying extra clothes because I ride in bike shorts/shirt, and pack my work clothes. It's a 9.5 mile...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By the sci guy

the shower/day use locker is across the street at...

the shower/day use locker is across the street at the YMCA, so keeping stuff at my desk is pretty much a non-starter. I will eventually have a pair of dress shoes there, but thatís about the most I...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 612
Posted By the sci guy

also looking at these:...

also looking at these:...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 612
Posted By the sci guy

Anyone have experience with Chrome Industries...

Anyone have experience with Chrome Industries shoes? Currently looking at these: https://www.chromeindustries.com/product/kursk-aw-sneaker/FW-173.html?dwvar_FW-173_color=BKGU&cgid=sneakers
They...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By the sci guy

This has been a little harder than I thought -...

This has been a little harder than I thought - there are a lot of options out there, but most are too small, or aren't really for full bike commuters, more for people packing just laptops and files...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By the sci guy

So far this one is leading the charge: ...

So far this one is leading the charge:
https://www.osprey.com/us/en/product/radial-RADIALF19.html
Forum: Commuting
09-03-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By the sci guy

Recommend a commuter backpack or messenger bag

Already have a rack & pannier and for this commute & bike I prefer a pack or messenger bag.

SOÖ

my office has changed and my gym situation has changed - I no longer have a permanent locker at...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 40,652
Posted By the sci guy

Iíve been commuting on this bike since 2014. ...

Iíve been commuting on this bike since 2014.
1984/85? Raleigh Sportif. Belonged to my aunt - I got it and stripped it into a single speed. Itís been through about 6 iterations. Different bars,...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 612
Posted By the sci guy

Looking for a solid commuter sneaker

For the past 5 years Iíve worn my Asics Onitsuka Tiger Ultimate 81 sneakers for commuting. Iíve got toe cages on some Origin8 track pedals (not the biggest platform, but I have small feet so I never...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,555
Posted By the sci guy

dang that's gonna look so good

dang that's gonna look so good
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,114
Posted By the sci guy

I just built up my dream bike with R7000, rim...

I just built up my dream bike with R7000, rim brake. I think it’s neat that 105 is now electric, but I’ll stick with mechanical for as long as possible because like someone else mentioned, I don’t...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-22, 05:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,048
Posted By the sci guy

Houston hasn’t seen temps during the day below...

Houston hasn’t seen temps during the day below 90something since May. Humidity has been up and down, but heat index has been well over 100. We just try to get out early enough to beat as much heat as...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,555
Posted By the sci guy

Looks like I was getting ahead of myself a bit....

Looks like I was getting ahead of myself a bit. Fit wise, having it at the top of the existing steerer seems to be most comfortable for my reach at the moment. If I ever do decide to take it down I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,555
Posted By the sci guy

Any updates SoSmellyAir ? I think I'm mostly...

Any updates SoSmellyAir ?

I think I'm mostly dialed in, but didn't want to take pics until I had spacers that were all the same color. Might end up just doing it this week anyway.
06-23-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 557
Posted By the sci guy

what about my rods and cones?

what about my rods and cones?
06-22-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 557
Posted By the sci guy

I appreciate the time and thought you put into...

I appreciate the time and thought you put into this, but I was definitely just kidding. The headset was installed with that $200 park tool headset press. It's all nice and flush and proper.


...
06-21-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 557
Posted By the sci guy

i tinked the cups into the headtube with a mallet...

i tinked the cups into the headtube with a mallet just enough so they'd stay in place, then i swung the frame headtube first into the garage wall as hard as i could to bang it all the way in. was...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,555
Posted By the sci guy

Ride yesterday felt much better. Was surprised...

Ride yesterday felt much better. Was surprised how low I had to set the seatpost though - looks kinda meh, but, frame geometry was different back then. Ultimately, I should be on a size 50 I think,...
06-19-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 557
Posted By the sci guy

yes alloy steerer and alloy stem. brand new...

yes alloy steerer and alloy stem. brand new headset and a fresh build (older frame/fork, but all new everything parts). Yes has been happening since i started riding it last week.
06-19-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 557
Posted By the sci guy

Why does my headset keep....tightening?

So I know the usual problem is headsets coming loose - but lately I seem to be having the opposite problem. I'll get it where it seems to be nice and snug with no play, but it still turns freely. I...
Forum: Texas
06-19-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 719
Views: 79,229
Posted By the sci guy

I will say you're missing out on the overnight at...

I will say you're missing out on the overnight at the fairgrounds. If you ride with a well supported team, its a great time. I usually skip all the festivities and just eat and relax and get a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,555
Posted By the sci guy

straight seatpost arrived last night. installed...

straight seatpost arrived last night. installed it today. added a spacer under the stem as well. got new water bottles too. Riding tomorrow morning to see how much better it feels.
Forum: Texas
06-18-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 719
Views: 79,229
Posted By the sci guy

Glad your first was a success! We started from...

Glad your first was a success!
We started from Waller for our first back in 2014 as well - didn't think we could do the 100 yet. But I've done it every time since. Though they keep changing the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,555
Posted By the sci guy

ooh good point. Since itís in line with the fork,...

ooh good point. Since itís in line with the fork, I think youíre right and that red is the way to go.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,555
Posted By the sci guy

Definitely orange since your bike has more of...

Definitely orange since your bike has more of that to match
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,555
Posted By the sci guy

I ordered 2 custom stem caps from stemcaps.com -...

I ordered 2 custom stem caps from stemcaps.com - maybe thatíll be in your future too lol

i wanted custom designs, so I sent them some image files and they made them and they just arrived today....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,555
Posted By the sci guy

pic doesnít work on that site. But Iím sure itís...

pic doesnít work on that site. But Iím sure itís cool!

im waiting on my seat post still, plus some custom stem caps.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,555
Posted By the sci guy

Great start!

Great start!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,555
Posted By the sci guy

a little stretchy. i think the non-setback...

a little stretchy. i think the non-setback seatpost will be helpful in bringing me forward a little. Also seat is still a little high so the straight post will let me lower it a few cms as well. felt...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,555
Posted By the sci guy

sneak peek from todayís morning ride ...

sneak peek from todayís morning ride

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/576x1280/0b0975ba_6d2b_40cb_89e2_a10abf45acda_accd4bfe1a4495184d31d9a1b6b9da1357520463.jpeg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,555
Posted By the sci guy

Well that's a stinker. Not something I would have...

Well that's a stinker. Not something I would have thought of, either. Glad you got it figured out.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,555
Posted By the sci guy

what press did you end up buying?

what press did you end up buying?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,555
Posted By the sci guy

Is there something in the headtube - like a metal...

Is there something in the headtube - like a metal shaving or a a gouge or something that its getting caught on? It's also possible the bottom of the headtube isn't straight/flush due to manufacturing...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,555
Posted By the sci guy

Just about done, actually. Put the RD on,...

Just about done, actually.

Put the RD on, and adjusted it to make sure it cleared the largest cog in the cassette...
06-05-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 588
Posted By the sci guy

TIL: the difference between a phillips and a jis...

TIL: the difference between a phillips and a jis phillips
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,555
Posted By the sci guy

Man I love the color scheme on your frame and how...

Man I love the color scheme on your frame and how it carries through on the fork.
06-04-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 345
Posted By the sci guy

Afternoon update: dialed in the RD as...

Afternoon update:

dialed in the RD as mentioned above, finished off wrapping the bars and got my saddle on, set my seat height and took it for a quick spin around the neighborhoodÖ

And...
06-04-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 345
Posted By the sci guy

Yup, I remember this- I am a former 5th grade...

Yup, I remember this- I am a former 5th grade teacher and I used to give this to my students as an exercise in ďpaying attentionĒ and ďfollowing instructions.Ē It was always fun.
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