Thursday, January 29 2009, 01:57 PM
sacattack/gearattack/tramattack/wmattack/bonkattack/chainattack is down.
Alright, according to sac attack guy:
Some dude with a jack hammer broke some fibre optic cables in my area
last night (at least that is what my isp is telling me). Thus, I have
It looks like it won't be fixed today :(.
Tuesday, January 06 2009, 08:22 AM
Tuesday, December 30 2008, 04:05 PM
what bottom brackets do these take? I seem to recall someone saying it wasn't external and it was isis last time these were up.
Thursday, December 04 2008, 03:52 PM
They could compromise and do "Please Hit F5, Fool"
Thursday, December 04 2008, 02:28 PM
Gearattack.com maintains a database of what's been on on all of backcountry's odt websites:
Tuesday, December 02 2008, 02:30 PM
I think they're bought by the same people that buy $15,000 bikes.
Tuesday, December 02 2008, 12:58 PM
Thanks the Chief
Monday, December 01 2008, 03:20 PM
Hey, I've got the nicest wheels I can buy for $100 on craigslist.
And... Guess what? They roll.
Monday, December 01 2008, 01:21 PM
Oh, I don't have the easton ea90 wheelset :)
I'm just curious for R.
Monday, December 01 2008, 12:47 PM
Minor details they should mention to people when selling these wheels
Monday, December 01 2008, 12:30 PM
This is the section in the easton wheelset instructions:
Many Easton wheel models use an alloy freehub body (b). The alloy freehub body must be fitted with cogs of the cassette type using an alloy carrier to retain the cogs (c). Do not use individual cogs on the freehub (d). If you donít know whether your rear wheel has an alloy freehub body, ask your dealer. Using individual cogs can damage the alloy freehub body, causing component failure.
I guess the last casette I bought was an SRAM 1070 - it had the biggest 2 cogs together in one piece, and most of the other cogs were individual.
Monday, December 01 2008, 12:16 PM
I've been through 3-4 road bikes in the last 6 months.
I'm down to 2 of them + a spare frame. One all carbon & one aluminum/carbon.
Usually I try to dampen vibrations for my wrists...
I've got a ti mountain bike, but that doesn't really let me know whether I'd like a ti road bike...
Monday, December 01 2008, 12:04 PM
fiscal responsibility is setting in...
Monday, December 01 2008, 11:56 AM
Shit. it's in my cart.
Monday, December 01 2008, 11:11 AM
I haven't tried those conti's, I like the ultra fusion 2's that have been on here.
Question about the Easton EA90 aero wheel set that's been on here - it says for the hub that you shouldn't use cassettes that are individual cogs.
So which brand/groupo cassettes are all one piece?
Wednesday, November 26 2008, 01:49 PM
Hey The Chief,
I'm glad we were helpful (maybe). You should post pics - here or over on goingprepared so I can drool.
Do you have the bike or is it just ordered?
I've heard the SRAM rival stuff is great, especially adjustable for small hands (not really a problem for you, I'm sure)... I've switched to sram chains & casettes on my setup. Cranks and wheels are all things you can upgrade later.
I convinced someone to buy the ea90's off here, but I haven't had a chance to try them out (no casette on them)
Tuesday, November 25 2008, 08:51 AM
Chief - What angles are the seat tubes at on any of those? Is that virtual toptube or actual?
How similar to the specialized ruby is the specialized roubaiux? And I guess another question is... how upright to do you want to be, vs. how much do you want to be tucked down in an aero position. If you want the tucked down aero for racing, go with the 55 cm frame, or go with the 57 cm frame if you're more of an upright rider. They both look reasonably similar to what you're riding, except they have less standover, the 57 will have you a little bit more stretched out on the top tube (but you can adjust the stem), and the 55 will have you less stretched out. Usually on a road bike, I'm not too worried about how much standover i have as long as I'm not racking myself everytime I get off.
I'm not sure this helps, but this is my experience with "compact geometry"
I'm 5'1, 29 inch inseam, and I usually ride about a 48-49 inch bike. I have my bikes set up fairly upright and so they've got fairly high angle short stems to bring the handlebars maybe about even... I can still tuck down if I need to, but it gets the weight off my wrists.
But anyways - when going to test ride a specialized ruby, they fit me on a 53 cm specialized ruby, and measured it vs. the bike I'm currently riding and given the "compact" geometry - I was riding comfortably on the 53 cm.
I just bought a virtual 53cm carbon frame off craigslist that fits me great. Smaller seat angle and longer top tube means I'm a bit more stretched out than I am on my other bikes, but it's got a shorter wheel base so it's a bit faster and more responsive.
Friday, November 21 2008, 12:26 PM
You can ship up to 1 lb by USPS priority mail for $4.75 and where in the US. A flat rate USPS priority box is something like $8-9.
Therefore, if I'm buying a pair of gloves or 3 pairs of gloves for that matter.... I'd expect shipping to be about $4.75. If they want to build in profit to their shipping maybe $6...
But when it's $9 or $8, yeah, they're profiting off shipping.
As for their warehouse will implode, that's bullshit. These are the same warehouses as backcountry.com.
When you place an order for multiple items of different things on backcountry.com, they manage to figure out how to put it all together in one box and ship it.
When you leave things in your cart on sac and check out at the end of the day with whatever didn't check out, they manage to wrap their heads around the concept of multiple items in one box and ship it to you.
Yes, it may take a little work to get the computer system running like that... But it doesn't require additional personnel.
Thursday, November 20 2008, 05:18 PM
I like the specialized saddles.
I test rode an all carbon specialized ruby and can't say that it felt any better than my aluminum/carbon bike.
the ruby at that level doesn't seem to be as worked as the robouiax (sp) - so maybe that's some of the difference
Wednesday, November 19 2008, 05:54 PM
mr. T.... I have a ti mountain bike.
And I just got a carbon fiber road frame last week...