Category Archives: Fitness

Rad Dad SS CX by Lundbeck Cycles.

Reading this post is a little disheartening. NAHBS 14, Part V | RKP.

My Bike / Max’s bike almost won NAHBS Best CX Bike… apparently there’s weight put on the criteria that the builder should be “all in” or a full-time builder… Ready to build the frames commercially.

IMHO, Max is ALL IN for building the best possible bikes he can. He loves to talk about great ideas he has for the  build. Every bike he builds he’s doing it the best he can with attention to every detail.

The judges failed to recognize the best bike that was on display irrelevant of the builders outside career choice. The judges *should only be looking at the bike in front of them without outside prejudice. Next they’ll consider a builders sexual, political or spiritual orientation.

I’m sure if Max could build bikes full-time he would. He’s putting his feet in the water while balancing an engineering job and an awesome family with a new kid in the mix (which he built a custom strider bike for). What really gets me  about the CX Bike that won is that it doesn’t even look like a functional cross bike that I’d want to race or ride on. It looks like a klunker minus the horizontal bar from head tube to seat tube. I can’t wait to race my Lundbeck this fall!

Then again I realize that judging anything is subjective and these competitions are ripe with politics good or bad.

I’m super stoked to own this piece of art!

Check his bikes out here: LundbeckCycles.com you won’t be disappointed. Get in line to get one yourself!

“The use of color on this bike helped make it unforgettable. Stripes and rings are design elements ripe for poor use. I see them done wrong all the time. This wasn’t one of those occasions. The way the rings in the down tube became stripes in the fork was pretty lovely.”

via NAHBS 14, Part V | RKP.

 

1996 Fisher Klunker

NAHBS 2014 CX Bike Winner?!

It’s not just me thinking the CX bike doesn’t look like a CX bike… Here’s some comments from BikeRumor.com

Superstantial - 03/20/14 – 10:43pm

I do like the Retrotec. Not sure how much of a “cyclocross” bike it is. But it’s cool.

(Those are 45c tires in the picture, though, not 40c #corrections)

o_0 - 03/21/14 – 7:16am

so a rigid 29er with drop bars won best cx bike?

hank - 03/21/14 – 10:11am

anyone who looks at a cx bike as anything but a rigid 29er with drops is approaching the discipline from a “blinders on” perspective.

Beachcruisercross - 03/21/14 – 3:12pm

So many beautiful cross bikes at NAHBS, it’s a shame that a beach cruiser with an unpainted fork and through axles won “best cross bike”. Such a sad choice against some beautiful competition. If you want a real cross bike try Geekhouse, Avery County Cycles, Mosaic, Indy Fab, Festka, just to name a few.

 

Garmin Edge and Cycle Ops Power Cal Heart Rate Monitor and Power Pairing / Syncing / Not able to find HR Monitor

What Garmin has found out is that they only have 2 or 3 calls on this. The way that the information is done through the power + HR monitor is sometimes jarbled or something. The tech support lady really didn’t know but this is how they solved the issue before and it WORKED for me!

I “disabled” the Power Meter and Speed and Cadence sensors under “bike profile” settings.

Then, I searched for the Heart Rate monitor and it worked!

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truckercousa | Cream Tire Sealant | Fix Flat Tubular Cyclocross Tires

This TruckerCo Cream Tire Sealant has fixed some Tubular Cyclocross tires that Stans Has not worked with. I am not sponsored by TruckerCo but I do endorse their product after seeing results!

TruckerCo Cream Tire Sealant

Cream is a Natural latex based tire sealant.

Use with any tube, tubeless, or tubular system

Compatible with Stans, Geax TNT, UST, TubelessReady, and “Ghetto Tubeless” tire systems.

Non Toxic Eco Friendly Formula

Now with corrosion inhibitors to protect your alloy rims

Cream is competition tested and race proven

Designed by racers, For racers

Made in USA

via truckercousa | Cream Tire Sealant.

FIVE/FIVE – YouTube

Brandon Todd is 5’5” and he can dunk. He has never believed his height to be a limitation but an opportunity to change how people view small athletes. Brandon transformed his body over the course of a few years, gaining over 80 lbs of muscle, increasing his vertical to over 45 inches. Todd hopes to teach others that through hard work and perseverance physical limitations can be overcome.

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2013 Rapha Focus For Sale

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eBay Listing: http://www.ebay.com/itm/281160475678?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Price Reduced $3750 – with 1 set of Zipp 303s.
1 – 2013 Focus Mares CX 1.0 Rapha 20-G Size Small.
1 – Set of Zipp 303s. These are the wide, newer dimpled versions from 2011. They have really low miles. No more than 300 miles. They have FMB Super Muds glued on. These are AMAZING mud tires!
2 – Sets of bars and stem. White Easton EA70 Bar Stem(100mm) and Deda Zero 100 Bar and Stem(110mm). Both of these are 42 but the Deda’s are wider because the must measure them differently.
1 – SRAM 1070 cassette. Your choice of a 12-26 or 12-25
1 – Set Vittora File Tread Tubular
1 – Like new SRAM PC 1091R Power Chain (and new Powerlink)
2 – Tubes of Challenge Carbon Tubular Glue.
2 – Sets of Brakes! Shorty Ultimate AND TRP CX9
Everything for $3750.00 - Motivated Seller! All reasonable offers for different variations considered.

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2013 Felt FC

Finally got the new 2013 Felt FC dialed in. I like the raw carbon and minimal graphics on this version better than my 2011 FC. The ride is very similar, which in a nutshell is awesome! It handles so good, it’s super stable bombing hills and hold the line you want to take in any corner. My friend and team mate just sold his 2010 Ridley Helium “Flandrian” and said there’s no comparison. The Ridley was really ‘twitchey’ where the Felt FC just feels stable. I’m definitely sold on the FC because this is my second go around and they keep getting better.

2013 Felt FC

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Ridley Helium Flandrian