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Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.
... not to mention the stop signs they blew through
I've been thinking about building up a budget road bike so that my Scott 'cross bike doesn't have to pull double duty anymore. The plan is to swap out the Ultegra shifters and derailleurs on the Scott for Rival or Force (11-32 would be mo' bettah for the steeper trails). The Ultegra stuff and my set of road wheels would end up on the road frame. Appropriate crankset, bars, stem, etc. would be purchased to round out the build.
I'd prefer a steel frame and have been considering the Soma Smoothie with a carbon fork, but I'm not opposed to a carbon frame, either. I don't have anything against aluminium, but my 'cross bike and MTB are Al and I'd like something different for the road. Any recommendations for frames I should be looking at in the $500 range?
find and restore a classic lugged reynolds 531 or columbus or one of the better japanese touring frames? :)
Prep.... Those were all left-handlers - the kind where you can easily see well beyond the turns, Look at it a little more closely.
I'll do that exact same manuvour to cut the corner and not think a thing about it. When I was younger, I passed cars doing that on Clingman's Dome Rd between Clingman's Dome and Newfound Gap and on the road coming off of Cadillac Mountain outside of Bar Harbor. Recently, I've done it on South Mt....but didn't pass anyone.
Saw that also. What can I say? I suspect they had enough of a view to see there was no traffic.
That thread's slipped to p2, so no comments so far.
Check out velobuild.com for ideas.
Used top of the line stuff from a few years ago is a good bet too. IF you're a 56cm kinda guy AND the guy that wanted me to go grab the Allez frame hanging in the garage decides he don't want it, I have a 56cm Allez frame for ya. 1" headset tho, so you'd have to source your own fork (Serotta still makes em. So does Ritchey) Its in so-so shape, but looks straight and not cracked. I got it for free, so IF the dude that wanted me to grab it don't want it, that's the price you'll pay too.
(its AL tho )
There's some hypocritical bastages in CO lemme tell ya!
Course, the people going out to watch the race in/near Boulder probably aren't the ones kvetching about all the cyclists in/around the area. I can tell you from having ridden there that there's a nasty undercurrent of hatred for cyclists from Boulder up to Lyons and over to almost the interstate.
...till a big race comes thru!
For free, I think I could suck it up and keep riding AL. Alas, I take at least a 58cm. Thanks for the offer!
2cm can be made up with a longer stem and putting the seat a bit farther back in the seatpost clamp.
see post #25028 page 1669
All the Surly stuff MSRPs at ~$500. Salsa is about the same.
New Salsa Casserolls on eBay at $335. Canti brakes will allow any tire up to ~38mm.
Qbike searches most of the popular internet sites.
New carbon on eBay.
Monday morning turn clinic.
The rider, by the way is known as "Fast" Freddy Markham - some of y'all may recognize that name since he was an Olympic team member (76-80) and holds or has held several records in the streamlined HPV category. He's pretty active on one of the recumbent forums that I visit, BROL.
So, due to an odd circumstance (my daughter got trapped IN her bike :huh ) I need to replace the rear brake. The pads and the whatever it is called (single pivot side pull maybe ) need replacing. Where do I get the parts though? This is a kids WalMart bike, so I do not need high end components that the LBS sells, just something that will work and get her to a stop.
Go to your LBS that orders from J&B. They have lots of 'kids bike' level stuff.
Wally world *may* have some extra stuff too, but you'd have to go check.
If there's a bike co-op in your area, check there. They take in donated bikes and usually have tons of take-off parts.
the cheapest grade shimano brakes should be just fine, find the local store thats got BMX and stuff, they'd be more likely to have old fashion sidepull, as the roadies are all dual pivot now, and the mountain folks are mostly cantilever, V brake and disc.