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Old 06-18-2015, 10:48 PM   #6076
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hahaha that thing is hardly a hybrid.

To answer your question - yes, it's very likely they bought the wrong shit sized bike and had to frankenstein it with whatever ghetto shit they could conjure up at a yard sale by trading their vinyl collection for.
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Old 06-19-2015, 09:06 AM   #6077
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lol adjustable stems

it's because the owners bought bikes that don't properly fit them. in that picture as an example, the slammed seatpost, tilted way back seat, 80' stem angle
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Old 06-19-2015, 09:19 AM   #6078
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Mini POLL question gentlemen.

I'm having a set of carbon clinchers built up from my homeland (aka China! Bicycle - Carbon Bike - Bike Wheels - Bike Frames Yoeleo ).

38mm x 25mm front, 50mm x 25mm rear - DT 240 hubs - 20H/24H

Which finish do you think I should go with?

UD Matte or UD Glossy?


I'm leaning towards UD Matte and may put custom ghost black stickers on it.
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Old 06-19-2015, 01:46 PM   #6079
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are these legit, brah?? don't want them delaminating on you bombing down cypress!

i'd go for matte
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Old 06-19-2015, 02:11 PM   #6080
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I don't know if I should post this here, but I just picked up this bike and thanks to Skiipi for finding one for me.
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Old 06-19-2015, 02:26 PM   #6081
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I've been contemplating china carbon wheels for about 2 years. The reviews have been much more favorable in 2014 till now. The issue that's always surrounded carbon wheels was heat build up on carbon clinchers during prolonged braking (usually down hill), which also applies to top spec carbon brands

At the end of the day, most of the negative experiences about carbon clinchers have been rider error in my opinion. (ex// dragging the brakes going downhill).

The most reputable China carbon companies out there right now are Farsports and Yoeleo Bike. Very well reviewed on bike forums across the internet.

I know personally plenty of club riders in my club that are using China carbon and majority of them have positive experiences, none of them have had a catastrophic failure.

Having said that, I'm not going to go find a 20km descent with 30 switchbacks to test my theory
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Old 06-19-2015, 02:42 PM   #6082
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UD matte all day for me.

There are definitely some "chinese" carbon rim manufacturers that have a better reputation than others. Farsports, yoleo, light-bicycle are a few of em.

Edit: LOL just realized you typed the same thing in the post about. Friday afternoons....
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Old 06-19-2015, 02:58 PM   #6083
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lol. He dton13, which category are you riding in for the tuesday nighters?

I'm finally detaching my vagina and will do the LTR on june 30th and one in july to hopefully ride one of the crits some time in july.
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I'm cat 4 for road races, cat 5 for crits. I've only done two cat5 crits and one cat4 crit. I liked the cat4 crit cause it was more like riding in a real pack, huge field so lots of potential contact. Much more challenging, you can't just use power to place. I like the cat5 crit cause its more casual in terms of space and aggressiveness. I feel like its a bunch of guys who aren't serious about racing but are still quite fit. For example last week at UBC some new guys showed up and just torched it. We were faster than cat4 guys and passed the pro 1/2 women.
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Old 06-19-2015, 03:13 PM   #6085
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Let me know when you do come out! I'm going to try and make the remainder of them but work does get in the way some weeks. Racing is super fun.
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Old 06-19-2015, 03:15 PM   #6086
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Good to know. I had the intention to do the spring series and the crits this year, but decided against it before SS started... and then pretty much every weekend for SS there were crashes.

My buddies have convinced me otherwise tho
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Old 06-19-2015, 03:19 PM   #6087
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I feel like the crashes are more prevalent in higher cats (except for maybe cat4). I did two RR's in spring, just stay in the break and you're good
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^the Madone looks like the previous Venge. The New Venge looks like the current TMR01...
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Old 06-19-2015, 04:55 PM   #6089
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Surprisingly the Trek didn't go with the dropped stay...the amount of aero bikes that don't have that dropped seat stay is slowly dwindling. I'm sure its not a coincidence. The TMR, felt AR, S5, aeroad, new venge, etc.

Here's sagan riding a properly sized venge:
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Old 06-19-2015, 10:52 PM   #6090
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Received my ribble order. Ordered a kmc silver chain but received a gold one lol

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when is next crit? i would like to come take a look
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Old 06-22-2015, 09:18 PM   #6092
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I was just debating between getting a gold or silver chain too. I'm not the type to keep my drivetrain super clean so I thought the gold would be a waste haha.

aalex - Escape velocity puts on a tuesday night crit that alternates between South Burnaby and UBC. Tomorrow its in south bby. World Tuesday Night Championships | Escape Velocity

There's also a thursday night crit in Richmond which I've never been to.
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Old 06-22-2015, 09:32 PM   #6093
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The ones at Glenlyon are fun! My office use to be in that area so I'd leave work and see a whole ton of people cheering on racers
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Suffered my first cycling specific injury lol... that, or I'm getting old! (no didn't crash just a sore knee hah)

Rode Squamish to Whistler return this saturday, and when I arrived in Whistler my right knee was throbbing / had sharp pain on the inside bottom of my knee cap.

Ended up riding back to Squamish on pretty much my left leg. Totally stiff saturday night, sunday and today. Limping around but getting more mobile.

Never experienced that before, gonna go get checked out shortly.

It was sooooo windy on Saturday, the crosswinds were insane. I rode my 65mm enves and it was intense. Topped out at 76km/hr downhill around the alice lake area. Was scary fast and the wind would feel like it grabs a hold of you. So awesome!
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that's shitty dude, hope it isn't anything too serious and hopefully some R&R will do the trick.
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I was just debating between getting a gold or silver chain too. I'm not the type to keep my drivetrain super clean so I thought the gold would be a waste haha.

aalex - Escape velocity puts on a tuesday night crit that alternates between South Burnaby and UBC. Tomorrow its in south bby. World Tuesday Night Championships | Escape Velocity

There's also a thursday night crit in Richmond which I've never been to.
Yeah, the start line is right in front of my office (Glenlyon). I'll leave the thumbtacks in strategic places for you. And then I'll be the guy at the next corner selling inner tubes. hahaha
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Old 06-24-2015, 07:21 AM   #6097
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For anyone that's a kit whore like me, black sheep cycling just released a limited release jersey and bib combo. They are produced once and then retired.

https://blacksheepcycling.cc/store/thevelobybsc/
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Old 06-24-2015, 08:59 AM   #6098
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how's the quality on their gear? $140usd for a set of bibs is a steal
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I've seen only 1 person locally have their kit, appeared pretty nice! Graphics are sublimated so it won't ever rub off. Sizing appears to run one size down.

I'm a medium in rapha pro team, and can squeeze into small classics.

Blacksheep's sizing guide says that I'm a small in their line. So measure yourself accordingly.

From experience, I think the only 'negative' I can see about their bibs is the elastic cuff at the bottom of the thigh opening. Their design resembles Sugoi's RSE bib shorts, which I do not prefer. The RSEs elastic gripper over time wears out in the way that it loses its elasticity and stops hugging the bottom of your thighs. I prefer some sort of elastic band but that's all personal preference. Some people are sensitive to elastic bands with rubberized grips, so those who are sensitive may like the blacksheep/sugoi design more.

As long as you don't wash your good stuff in a machine, it will last a long time. Always hand wash ur expensive bits
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castelli does that with their bibs too and i've noticed that they don't hug my thighs as well now. probably due to the fact that they've shrunk compared to last season...but that's nothing a tub of chocolate hagen-daas, a box of wine, netflix and my frail emotions can't fix.
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