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Forum: Training & Nutrition 06-03-16, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By RyanML
Thanks for the replies. My results are per...

Thanks for the replies. My results are per Strava, so yeah I don't know how accurate that is. 258# plus 2 hours at 18mph is a LOT of work so I don't think it's that far off, especially with the...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 06-03-16, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By RyanML
Lose weight, keep muscle post ride

Hey all thanks for reading my thread. I'm looking for some bona fide advice, not necessarily a "here's what I do" kind of response. If you are pretty sure it works I'll listen. :) I'm on a fairly...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-15-16, 09:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,217
Posted By RyanML
Yeah, I made sure they were 105 before I bought...

Yeah, I made sure they were 105 before I bought it, so all is good.
Forum: Road Cycling 04-15-16, 09:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,217
Posted By RyanML
Although a bike with balls could be a thing. ...

Although a bike with balls could be a thing. Marketing opportunities.
Forum: Road Cycling 04-15-16, 08:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,217
Posted By RyanML
My bike appears to match the 2012 women's Synapse...

My bike appears to match the 2012 women's Synapse 6 Tiagra, the jet bkack/berserker green, but the guy who sold it to me said synapse 5 105. I don't think he was being dishonest, he may not know...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-15-16, 06:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,217
Posted By RyanML
I don't believe it was upgraded by the owner to...

I don't believe it was upgraded by the owner to 105. While it fit and rode great, I'll have to save the verdict until I put more miles on it. I have slightly broader shoulders than the average man...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-15-16, 05:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,217
Posted By RyanML
I already did and I talked him down to $500. ...

I already did and I talked him down to $500. That was the issue, thought I might have bought one with narrow handlebars or something like that.
Forum: Road Cycling 04-15-16, 04:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,217
Posted By RyanML
Did I buy a woman's bike?

https://dayton.craigslist.org/bik/5538639655.html

I linked the ad because my picture uploads aren't working. Bought this yesterday, and I'm a 5'11 guy. While looking for more specs on the net,...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-14-16, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By RyanML
Yep got the dale. Perfect.

Yep got the dale. Perfect.
Forum: Road Cycling 04-14-16, 04:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 658
Posted By RyanML
A 2012 Cannondale Synapse 5 105 came up on CL...

A 2012 Cannondale Synapse 5 105 came up on CL today and I had it secured within an hour of posting for $500. Couldn't be happier that things worked out like they did. The bike fit and rode perfect....
Forum: Road Cycling 04-14-16, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By RyanML
Well my nearest and favorite LBS is a Cannondale...

Well my nearest and favorite LBS is a Cannondale dealer. Awesome guys there and I get tons of help from them. I wouldn't get the bike from them but tons of help even so. Not sure about the Fuji. ...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-14-16, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By RyanML
Choice almost made...

I am probably making a decision today. Some of you saw my post about choosing between new and used, and I almost pulled the trigger on the new Performance Bike Fuji Roubaix with Tiagra at $900 when...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-14-16, 07:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 658
Posted By RyanML
Thanks for all the tips. The awesome red Tiagra...

Thanks for all the tips. The awesome red Tiagra Fuji is actually $900 so...bonus. Now I will just wrestle with myself about whether the Trek Domane (with 105 groupset) I rode which was slightly...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-14-16, 06:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 658
Posted By RyanML
Thanks for the tips, and I especially like the...

Thanks for the tips, and I especially like the "take to LBS" idea. Some additional background..he has a receipt showing $3600 paid for it, selling for $1000 which coincidentally is my budget. The...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-14-16, 06:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 658
Posted By RyanML
Buying older used, ok or not?

I had pretty much decided on a new Fuji Roubaix aluminum with Tiagra components but then I ran across a 2010 carbon fiber Stattante with Dura ace components at an unbelievably good price. Being a...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-13-16, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By RyanML
Thanks for the tips. I expected someone to say...

Thanks for the tips. I expected someone to say "get the one with the 105 components, because they are way better than the Tiagra, who cares if it's just white and you want red" because that's what...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-13-16, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By RyanML
Narrowing it down..which bike?

I've done some research and went out to 3 different bike shops today and rode about 6 bikes. They were a CAAD8, Cannondale Synapse, Trek Domaine, Another Trek but I forget which one, Fuji Roubaix,...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-13-16, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By RyanML
Help me choose..

So I've gone from 325lb down to 270lb over the winter and I'm looking to buy a new bike. I've been biking for several years now but really scaled back over the last two. I've never had a true road...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 05-08-14, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,852
Posted By RyanML
Thanks for the replies. As far as what I'm...

Thanks for the replies.

As far as what I'm looking for...I'd like something in between comfort and aggression. I don't want something too leisurely. When I ride, I like to get a workout but at...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 05-08-14, 07:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,852
Posted By RyanML
Heavy Rider needs a road bike

Thanks in advance for any comments!

I've been riding for a few years and I'm pushing 300#. I started with a yard sale Trek 820 Hybrid I picked up for $60 and equipped it for city...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-26-10, 10:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,470
Posted By RyanML
Well...

I am almost 300# and I ride egg beater c pedals. I got them from ebay for about $57, found shoes on craigslist for $40. I ride these on my commuter. This is my second season with them and I...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-25-10, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 584
Posted By RyanML
Well, the bench presses was just to give an...

Well, the bench presses was just to give an indication on where I was in overall strength. I do other lifting, but just light legwork since I spend so much time biking I'm usually too tired or worn...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-25-10, 11:49 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 42,559
Posted By RyanML
I posted this elsewhere before I knew there was a...

I posted this elsewhere before I knew there was a Clyde tri thread, and I'm too forum ignorant to figure out how to move it...please don't hate!

So, I've been biking for a couple years. I'm 6'0,...
Forum: Triathlon 06-25-10, 11:10 AM
Replies: 755
Views: 283,472
Posted By RyanML
Just got this bike, found it on craigslist got it...

Just got this bike, found it on craigslist got it for $340 (no it's not stolen)! 1999 Quintana Roo Tequilo, Ultegra components, French made Michelin Carbons (look new), syntace aerobars. Was hardly...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-25-10, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 584
Posted By RyanML
I'm a Clyde, and I want to do a triathlon...

This may be better posted in the triathlon forum...let me know and I'll stick it over there if you think that forum would be better.

So, I've been biking for a couple years. I weigh about 300#...
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