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batmanwest Name Adam West
Location Columbus, OH, US
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""You took my stereo, CD's and tapes and books....you left nothing behind!!!!"" 
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Gender: Male
Age: 31
Languages: English
Experience  
Years Riding: 12
Average Days/Year: 20
Skill Level: picking up speed
Riding Style: all mountain
Area of Expertise: general knowledge
Preferred Terrain: powder, backcountry, park, groomers
Sizing Info  
Height/Weight: 5'11, 200 lbs
Board Size: 156
Boot Size: 12
Clothing Size: L
Jacket Size: L
Pants Size: L
Thermal Size: L
Ride with Me  
Region: East Coast
Location: New York
Resort: Holiday Valley Resort
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9/13/2013 7:43:59 PM I dunno, but I'm glad I came back to check the ole PM machine. I'm now playing a fun game of read ALL the threads. Every time I think I might go into an epileptic seizure I take a drink. Every time I miss the "quote" button I take a drink. Every time I make a post, I finish my drink. Woohoo to Friday night.
9/13/2013 7:34:54 PM Holy shit this site is so fucked...I know I know...I'm sure it's all been discussed in many other threads, but I haven't looked. I tried a few weeks back or whenever, but I almost had a seizure so I haven't been back. ANYWAYS...on topic, any v-brakes should work. Could probably even go to canties if you wanted via a problems solver seat clamp, but let's keep things simple here. What makes the brake need replacing? If you want to spend as little money as possible, but have a functioning brake, you can just slap a pair of entry level Tektro brakes on there for about 16 bucks..problem solved. In the low 20's you can pick up Shimano's entry pair as well at a significant increase in quality. Not mind blowing levels, but enough to be noted. Keep in mind that a new set of brakes does not come with a new cable, so if the cable is all fuckered up and if the noodle is bent or worn out that will need to be replaced as well. Also make sure the housing ends have clean cuts on them, and that they are not cracked and have smooth bends in them. Any kink in the housing, will cause your brake to feel like shit regardless.
7/18/2013 12:52:58 PM Dude...yeah, the Crux for 14 are SICK. I personally am having a hard time getting over the look of the new Red Hydro levers though. That hood goes on for days. I'm seriously thinking about getting the E5 Pro frameset for this winter (in the starburst colorway). It's either that, build up a motobecane frame into a franken bike (which I don't really have much desire for) or build up a fixie. So many choices. I think in the long run I would be happier with the crux for a foul weather commuter, but a fixie would be less maintenance...which is kinda the point. I also already have a wheelset for a crux...hmmmm The 14 mountain line is also pretty sweet. A swerks camber!?! Hellz yeah.
7/2/2013 6:53:27 AM Not terribly familiar with Yakima stuff, but I would assume that any name brand fork bar will work just fine. A co-worker has the Thule Bed Rider 822XT, and it works great. I mean...bed bars are pretty basic, so it's hard to fuck-em-up...but it's nice and sturdy and works with a few standards of forks. Regardless of what bar you get, make sure it has locking cores. While I never suggest leaving your bike on any rack for a long period of time, it's nice to have the option to lock up your rig if you need to dip into a store for a bit. SGT712-Never been a fan of Kestrel stuff...just doesn't do it for me, but I will say that's a pretty good set up for a first road bike. You mainly a dirt kid, or...? What drive train does that thing come with? I see 105 shifters, but what else you got going on there? Bootleg-Try some parktool fibergrip before using a second binder. Also, while it is possible to damage the frame and crush it by over tightening the clamp, it takes a LOT of torque to do it. If you have a torque wrench (or access to one) have you, or your LBS find the spec for that binder and take it just a hair past rating. But make sure to use some fibergrip...I really think that will help solve your problem. I've had to use that stuff on alloy handlebars when using SRAM matchmaker clamps. Stuff works like a dream. Lastly...lets talk wheels.... Since you are talking higher end...what do you think about doing a full DA wheelset? DA as in DuraAce. Hands down, IMO, one of the sexiest track/fixed wheelset out there. Just so damn classic looking. On top of that, such a high quality of craftsmanship. DA hubs roll for DAYS. They use a slightly deeper rim profile so it gives you some of that bling to finish off a build. On par with price point of Zipps as well. 
6/28/2013 5:10:39 AM You may. I, as well, loath the beach. Phobias actually prevent me from entering the water, although, I am sure if the water was clear I could possibly do it. Either way, the ocean is full of objects trying to kill you. Just has no draw for me. Now, from your photos, it looks like plenty of places to play up in those hills in the background!
6/28/2013 4:58:53 AM Dayum Kelly! That thing got a serious make over. Now all you need is a bed rack for the bikes, and swap out that hardrock for a Safire or a Rumor
6/24/2013 11:15:26 PM Alloy+Alloy=Use grease. Alloy+Carbon=Use Fibergrip. Carbon+Carbon=Use Fibergrip For your current alloy and alloy set up, what kind of binder are you using? Quick release, Allen clap....brand? In the past when we have a seat post (alloy+alloy) in the shop that wont stay up, we suggest/use the Salsa brand "Lip Locker" seat post clamp. Thing works like a charm, and adds some nice bling to the bike at a low cost. And they work! There are other brands that have a "Lip Locker" style binder, but if possible/available, just go with the Salsa branded one. They rock. While it is near impossible to damage an allloy seat post by over tightening, you can possibly crush the frame if you get carried away. A torque wench is always nice, but not always needed on an alloy frame/post. Obviously a torque wrench should always be used on anything carbon. Hope some of this helps. I would bet a few dollars that you just have a cheap binder and it just needs to be replaced. (Always grease the shit out of the post and inside the frame. Pro tip- a broken spoke works great for getting grease in seat posts, BB shells and pretty much anything that has a race/cone. Although, I prefer a grease gun and teflon grease for hubs. The standard ParkTool green works just fine for anything else. Cheaper too. Don't feel bad. My trail bike came with a pretty shitty QR binder. Got a salsa on order in ano-red. BLING!
6/24/2013 9:25:15 AM Man, that blows about your shoes DTJ! I mean..how do you walk off with someones shoes?! Just put in an order for some new s-works mtb tires. Should be here in time for a weekend long trail riding/camping trip I have planned next month. Also picked up some new full finger gloves. Been having a hell of a time trying to keep my hands dry anytime I ride more than 15 miles at a time. It has been pretty warm and humid here lately, but I think I just sweat too much. I was thinking about making the switch over to half fingers..but after riding a few miles with a friends pair, I just can't stand the feel. Need my full finger coverage to get a good grippy feel. I think the plan is to just bring two pairs of gloves with me anytime I ride. Then i can just switch out to a dry pair when i sweat out a set. Kinda weak sauce but I guess I just gotta live with being such a beast Picked this buddy up a few weeks ago and really like it. Not a fan of how hot it makes my back, but to be able to carry up to 3 liters of water, a full days worth of "nutrition" (gels, blocks and so on), a mini bike shop, and a tall boy, I'll deal. Digging the magnet lock for the hose, much better than a camel back. So having more miles on the camber, I'm really starting to get in the groove of how it rides. Still not the biggest fan of how it climbs, but that's what this---> http://www.ridefox.com/icd/index.html is for . But really though, this bike takes a hell of a beating. Launched it into a tree a few days ago, thrashed it in a few rock gardens, and dropped it down some decent ledges...still rolling strong. The only issue I really am having is my rear hydro hose has rubbed the paint down to bare metal on the non drive side chain stay. A little annoying, but as long as it is only cosmetic, I could care less. Keeping an eye on it though, as I don't want it to possibly blow out of hose on a ride.. As I mentioned above, I'm strongly looking at getting a full Fox iCD system for the cambie next year. Just gotta see what pricing looks like after EP. Hmmm...me thinks the wife is going to kill me
6/20/2013 6:14:41 AM I got one with my new targas....I'll sell it for 8 bucks. Let me know. Comes with a free stop pad for only one dollar moar. 
6/19/2013 7:20:59 PM yes sorry, thanks for pointing that out, and none taken. Dang ios on this ipad is the worst! realmshades.com[/QUOTE] Looks like someone needs to enable their WYSIWYG post editor...... Try to quote someone and you keep ending up just quoting the last post on the thread?.... *Click on any thread, look at the upper-ish right hand corner of the page. See that "control panel" button up there? Click on it. Go to edit profile. Scroll to the bottom where it says "Enable the WYSIWYG post editor"....and Enable the WYSIWYG post editor. Don't feel bad, it took us ALL a long ass time to figure that one out. The code and how this site layout is kinda isn't the easiest to navigate. Everyone gets one. See, that's MY problem... IMO it's SPAM. Some weak sauce glasses that everyone and their mother is putting out there, to buy, use up some plastic and throw/break/lose them shits a month or two later.. I mean...great if they make some money, and it allows them to just chill for the next few years till the next redundant money making idea. That's the idea, right? They can't seriously think they are going to make a ton of money doing this, but probably enough to make more than I do as a bicycle mechanic. Enough to scrape by but have loads of free time to play. So right on to them if it allows them to go out and have some fun. At the same time, it's just over whelming for me. This site already has enough advertising on it, the forums isn't where I want to see shit like that.  Just makes everything feel stale. The lack of input, myself included I guess, just makes it all feel like a ghost town. Sucks too, there were,are still and was some rad-motherfuckers 'round here. I'll keep limping along posting up about bikes, don't worry. Lastly, how the shtook did the wayfarer style come back so got-dayum hard? Is that all people can make these days? Don't get me wrong, I look like a sexy bitch in em, I get it, but there is no style anymore these days....fuckin kids. EDIT:It's also kinda rude to me. Just jump onto a forum, don't even say hi, and ass rape me with your average glasses. Don't even bother to check out what's going on here. Establish yourself...NOOOPE. Just Plug Plug Plug... Alright, I'm done now. Sorry.
6/10/2013 6:37:44 PM Fair enough. As for sealant, I say NO. Well...unless you are using it for sew-ups. I would think about using a sealant if I had a set of tubulars, but I don't have a set...soooo. I mean, I do use stans for a tubeless conversion on my mtn. bike, but that's all. There are also a few legit tubeless road applications these days, and have thought about giving a set of those a try, but any extra dollars these days I have for bikes goes into the trail bike.
6/10/2013 10:29:31 AM Bent valves suck. As for the blow out....I would doubt the tube was defective. Not trying to be an ass, but in the thousands of flats I have changed, I have never once seen a defective tube. User error, yes. Sounds like you just pinched the tube during install. Turbo's are easier to blow up because of how thin their walls are. But, they are the only tubes I use on my Allez. IMO, they are easier to install because they are covered in powder which makes it harder to pinch-tube pretty much seats itself in the tire casing. As far as weight difference (if you were talking about that) you will notice a difference switching over to turbo's from regular tubes. Easier to get up to speed, and should notice it on sprints.
6/9/2013 8:06:09 PM Bars of soap...hand washing station..washing machine? What are these things!? Those car camping hammocks are hilarious too. Spencer. What's the trail riding (biking) scene like there? Popular, many trails cut to even do such a thing? Mainly down hill, or is there a blend of styles....? Just curious. I mean...if that was my back yard I would do everything in my power to try and ride everything in eye shot. But I obsessed with bikes, so..
6/4/2013 7:09:41 PM Well...they would be up shit creek if they did. Thing is busted to all hell, just like every other part of it. Zipp was ran over by a car, pro-lite blew up on the braking surface due to poor design, the easton carbon bars have been crashed, chipped, and crushed. Rotors have almost half their braking surface gone due to over use, and all cogs are from either cranks or cassettes that have over 50k miles on them. I am thinking about moving it to the back yard though, and hanging it in the ravine. The wife thinks it makes us look like the "house with too much shit" in the front yard....
6/4/2013 7:55:35 AM Bootleg, not too versed in NEW Bianchi, but as far as I know, as long as the new HS is 1 1/8th you should be fine. From what I tell there isn't any thing super special about that steer tube and head tube. For good measure I would put a pair of calipers on it though and measure it out. So...I dunno how the hell I did this, but apparently my last trail day I was riding with the rear shock locked out. I'll caulk it up to being real tired and in a hurry, but damn, I can't believe I did that. Just took it around the block for some urban assault and everything felt fine, so I think I am in the clear as far as damage is concerned. Day off today and dunno if' I'm going to go out and ride. Looks like rain on my next day off, so today would really be my only day to get on the trails for maybe a week, but I just am not feeling it much right now. I want to ride, bad, but I'm just beat down tired. Been pushing myself too much lately with work and getting back into shape, I just don't know if my legs have it today. Hmm....conundrum. Oh, so I got bored last night and made this. Wonder how long it takes before someone steals it


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