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zacstanley
10-07-2014, 03:46 PM
Who are you (and what do you look like)?
Just making an introduction here. Longtime lurker first time poster.


*Real Name - Zac Stanley
*Where do you live? - Novato, CA
*Explanation of your forum handle. - It's my name
*Explanation of your avatar.
*Age (General or specific). - 38
*Occupation. -GIS Manager @ Stetson Engineers
*How did you find the Paceline? - From a friend
*Favorite Bike. - Ritchey P-650b Mountain
*What’s in your stable? Rock Lobster Euro Cross Ultralight Aluminum, Rock Lobster Euro Cross SS, Ritchey P-650B
*Fastest speed on your bike? Where? When? 51mph coming down pumphouse hill in Orinda, CA
*How many miles did you ride last year? 4K
*Picture of yourself, your ride, or both together.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/38866330@N03/15329976091/

*Make up an answer to at least one additional question.

*What is the biggest lie you ever told? Where I got that snickers from when I was 10 years old.
*Tell us something fun. I went fly fishing in the Los Angeles River two days ago.

MattTuck
10-07-2014, 03:59 PM
welcome aboard Zac.

How do you like your Rock Lobsters? IMO, they have something special about them. Can't put my finger on it, I just like them when I see them.

zacstanley
10-07-2014, 04:16 PM
I love them. In fact I mainly ride my Aluminum as an all year rounder. Plus Paul is a great guy!

Cheers,
Zac

Special K
10-07-2014, 05:02 PM
Zac:
Welcome! I'm one of the many that read a lot but don't jump into the conversation much. In checking out your new post, you noted your Ritchey P-650b. I've been struggling with getting a new MTB frameset and the Ritchey P-29er is at the top of the list. The old P21 was my dream bike when I first got into cycling in the 90's.

Any thoughts or feedback on the Ritchey.

Thanks,
Kevin

P.S. Ritchey has some new non-team colors coming for 2015.

ultraman6970
10-07-2014, 05:06 PM
Hey!

zacstanley
10-07-2014, 05:22 PM
Zac:
Welcome! I'm one of the many that read a lot but don't jump into the conversation much. In checking out your new post, you noted your Ritchey P-650b. I've been struggling with getting a new MTB frameset and the Ritchey P-29er is at the top of the list. The old P21 was my dream bike when I first got into cycling in the 90's.

Any thoughts or feedback on the Ritchey.

Thanks,
Kevin

P.S. Ritchey has some new non-team colors coming for 2015.


Hey Kevin-
I really love my Ritchey. I'd say it's perfect for the riding I do and what's available in Northern California.

I built mine up with a 2x10 XT kit and, Ritchey Vantage Wheels (Tubeless) and a White Brothers Loop fork.

One thing I was looking for was a touch more slack in the HT angle. So I had the fork spec'd to 120mm of travel rather than the recommended 100mm. This basically removed 1 degree from the headtube angle (though probably a bit less with sag). Now it climbs just as good, but maybe descends just a touch better. All built it probably weighs 26 lbs. Not too bad for a steel hardtail.

The nice thing about the 2015 version is that they will have tapered head tubes. This will give you many more fork options.

Cheers,
Zac

Photoset on Flickr

https://www.flickr.com/photos/garycaribou/sets/72157637172172564/

redir
10-08-2014, 10:33 AM
Not to sound like a forum cop but there is a sticky up top of the same thread. I prefer to remain anonymous and spare you all of my over the top good looks. :p

http://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=146445

zacstanley
10-08-2014, 11:59 AM
Not to sound like a forum cop but there is a sticky up top of the same thread. I prefer to remain anonymous and spare you all of my over the top good looks. :p

http://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=146445

I didn' t know I was supposed to reply to that thread. Given that it was only 3 pages of replies I assumed not everyone on this forum replied.

Cheers,
Zac

zacstanley
10-08-2014, 12:00 PM
Not to sound like a forum cop but there is a sticky up top of the same thread. I prefer to remain anonymous and spare you all of my over the top good looks. :p

http://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=146445

I didn' t know I was supposed to reply to that thread. Given that it was only 3 pages of replies I assumed not everyone did that.
Cheers,
Zac

Dude
10-08-2014, 12:06 PM
Welcome Zac. Reply to whatever thread you like. Which friend referred you to to the paceline? He/She should be commended!

zacstanley
10-08-2014, 12:11 PM
Welcome Zac. Reply to whatever thread you like. Which friend referred you to to the paceline? He/She should be commended!

Thanks! A friend of mine named Brian Urey! Wow everyone is so friendly here. Not the kind of forum I'm used to.
Cheers
Zac