Added reply in a thread Riding Shoes 3/25/2017 9:06 AM

I just looked at the Marana Vulc (to which the Aaron Ross colorway belongs), and Etnies' blurb on the Vulc says it's slimmer than than the "instant classic" Marana. That appeals to me for a riding shoe. I personally like my riding shoes on the trimmer ... more »

Added reply in a thread Riding Shoes 3/25/2017 7:11 AM

I've been eyeing these. I don't know if their having an Aaron Ross colorway means there was any consideration given to BMX when they designed them—seems like no—but I'd like to find out.

Added reply in a thread post pics of your black bikes. 3/25/2017 6:38 AM

Thanks! Yeah, I don't get it either. I also don't get the feeling that Vital has great technology infrastructure in place, whether Vital's fault or otherwise. Unless I'm the only one who constantly battles timeouts when trying to access the site.

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Added reply in a thread Riding Shoes 3/24/2017 9:11 PM

I'm currently running Half Cabs. They get me that ankle bone protection I want, but the padding in the sole is nonexistent. I should've got the Pros, or whatever version comes with the Ultracush liner, or whatever it's called. Also, I think there's too ... more »

Added reply in a thread Rake vs headtube angle 3/24/2017 8:46 PM

"Are those results the effective angle between the headtube and axle center[?]" This! And you were right. As you stated up-thread, given your horizontal model, and all things remaining the same, there is no difference in HT angle. The HT angle with the ... more »

Added reply in a thread 7 year olds first real bike. 3/24/2017 8:29 PM

Damn! Went to recommend those new fly 16" and/or 18" completes, but they're beyond your price point.

Added reply in a thread Rake vs headtube angle 3/24/2017 1:53 PM

If you take p1p's model of a *perfectly horizontal offset plane (this is important for the calculations I did), you can calculate pretty much whatever you want with some basic algebra, geometry, and trig. Take the below picture (original courtesy of

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Added reply in a thread starting out older 3/20/2017 8:10 PM

It's never too late to start! I'm the same height as you. I currently ride a 20.75", but all of my past frames (all two of them!) have been 20.5". Methinks you'll be fine on a 20.5". In other words, don't get a new bike for a .5" increase in TT length. ... more »

Added reply in a thread You choose 3/19/2017 12:21 PM

Yeah, I wondered about Brexit. At this point, sounds like it's more opportunistic than administrative, though, if I'm reading you right.

Added reply in a thread Spray Painting Your Bike 3/19/2017 12:20 AM

Is he seriously into that whole serve/sizzerp/syrup/lean/drank thing, or are you just speculating?

Added reply in a thread You choose 3/18/2017 10:55 PM

Gah! That's criminal. I almost messed myself when you said up-thread that going custom only cost you £20 more (if I read that correctly). Even if someone on your side of the pond didn't necessarily know every geo/setup detail they wanted... get a custom ... more »

Added reply in a thread Spray Painting Your Bike 3/18/2017 10:38 PM

Oh. My. Stars. That is truly hideous. Meh, whatever. Do what you like, like what you do.

Added reply in a thread post pics of your black bikes. 3/18/2017 10:18 PM

Not sure if this counts as resurrecting an old thread, but, frankly, I don't care because it's a stupid policy.

Anywho, here's my black bike. Pretty standard, really. The gold wheels I used to have looked cooler, but these Q1s are light years ... more »
Added reply in a thread You choose 3/17/2017 8:07 PM

If you don't mind my asking, what is it about headtube angle that has you so jazzed?

Added reply in a thread New Tires for Rims help 3/17/2017 1:56 PM

Would they fit on the rim? Sure, probably. Are they suitable for that rim, and, indeed, the bike itself? I don't know. That's a race bike you got there. If those rims are Alex DA16 rims (seems likely?), then they're considerably thinner than what the ... more »

Added reply in a thread 175mm crank standard might change to 165mm 3/17/2017 8:17 AM

You're projecting. And 165mm won't necessarily fix that. I have big feet and 175mm cranks. Do my heels hit my peg sometimes? Yes. Is it a problem? Not for me. And what happens on my next frame, whatever that may be? Based on my shopping around, I will ... more »

Added reply in a thread Gear ratios 3/15/2017 6:54 PM

Sadly, I'm not surprised. Good luck with the search.

Added reply in a thread Gear ratios 3/15/2017 6:40 PM

The comma in the quoted phrase is optional, and at the discretion of the writer. I personally wouldn't use one there for two reasons: (1) when I say that to myself, I say it without pause, and (2) I intend no shift in thought. YMMV.

Added reply in a thread Gear ratios 3/15/2017 1:13 PM

Well, yes, it will work in the sense that you will move forward when you pedal, but it will be more pedaling to cover the same amount of ground than with a more conventional ratio. You may find it annoying, especially when trying to get more pace. ETA: ... more »

Added reply in a thread Issues with Subrosa Noster II 3/14/2017 8:30 PM

Yeah, I still can't tell how "bad" the crack is as it's not focused. I'm torn, somewhere between p1p's and Dave's assessments. On the one had, I'm not sure how worried I would be at this point, but at the same time I would probably start thinking about ... more »