Last Activity:12-06-2013 9:05 AM
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Posted in thread: Your Most Recent Purchase (Pic required) on 12-01-2013 at 05:59 AM
0.JPGSilicon Carbide/Ceramic/Carbon fiber disc brake rotor.
Posted in thread: best full carbon clincher rims on 11-23-2013 at 09:52 PM
Cheap made-in-China carbon rim of old technology from Light Bicycle and WTBi23 aluminum rim
abused by slap happy bike techs.[ame]
Posted in thread: Real-world differences in Shimano Groupsets? on 11-20-2013 at 11:42 PM
...was looking at flat bar road bikes...I hate the..."ez-fire" shifters with a passion...The
flat bar will eliminate the type of shifters that will work with Shimano road groups. You have
first hand e...
Posted in thread: Appreciable difference in strength between different spoke counts? on 11-17-2013 at 04:49 PM
A 28 spoke 2-cross 622/700C wheel is laterally stiffer than 3-cross. In torsional stiffness,
3-cross is marginally stiffer in a 28 spoke wheel, as an advantage it would only apply to the
DS rear on a ...
Posted in thread: Appreciable difference in strength between different spoke counts? on 11-16-2013 at 10:05 PM
Posted in thread: Appreciable difference in strength between different spoke counts? on 11-13-2013 at 05:06 AM
In the distant past rims needed a high spoke count, the answer was an emphatic 36 spoke count
wheels are stronger. With today's materials it's possible to build a strong 28 count wheel.
Posted in thread: Upgrade Components or Bike? on 11-06-2013 at 11:05 PM
...I donít know if I am fast comparatively or not, I average between 15-18 mph depending on the
terrain...I purchased a Diamondback Podium 3 that has 105 derailleurs and break leavers...At
this point ...
Posted in thread: Cycling shoes for wide feet on 11-01-2013 at 04:50 PM
Welcome Brad. I have you at the top of the list in post#14. If I can't get fit resolved with a
Bont, I'll be sending you measurements to see if my feet will fit a Tekna XC in a non-custom
Posted in thread: (R)Evolution on 10-29-2013 at 06:19 PM
...Balloon Tires (back in the day)-what was around and available26"-strong, tires available
just about anywhere in the world, pretty agile, a bazillion sizes and patterns
Posted in thread: Upgrade Question on 10-26-2013 at 05:12 PM
In some ways Microshift levers provide smoother shifting than late model 105 due to their
external cable housing routing. The cons of the Microshift controls are small hood shape and
long lever travel...