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Forum: Road Cycling 07-09-16, 06:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 964
Posted By akansaskid
Compounding the fact that the tubes were shipped...

Compounding the fact that the tubes were shipped loose, though shown in a box, and were the wrong brand, they also were shipped in a thin plastic pouch sized for the two tires. The tubes were just...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-07-16, 08:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 964
Posted By akansaskid
All my tubes have always come in boxes. Heck,...

All my tubes have always come in boxes. Heck, until this order, all my tires have come in boxes, too, from every vendor. Can anyone on the forum confirm similar packing recently from Jenson (tires in...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-07-16, 07:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 964
Posted By akansaskid
Jenson USA Shipped Tubes Loose in a Plastic Shipping Bag

I order four Q-Tubes and two Gatorskins from Jenson USA. This time, instead of Q-Tubes, packed in individual boxes as shown on their website, I received Kendas that were loosely tied around the two...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-21-16, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,083
Posted By akansaskid
I told a local bike shop I'd be keeping my...

I told a local bike shop I'd be keeping my current bike until manufacturers gave up on press fit bottom brackets. The head mechanic claimed they weren't all that bad. "Just pull the crank and...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-21-16, 10:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,332
Posted By akansaskid
The fused ankles got my attention. Oof!

The fused ankles got my attention. Oof!
Forum: Road Cycling 04-20-16, 05:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,332
Posted By akansaskid
Bill Walton - 6'11" Bike Nut

Who knew?

Bill Walton Is All About the Bike - WSJ (http://www.wsj.com/articles/bill-walton-is-all-about-the-bike-1461191925)

Glad to read we are spending retirement the same way - on a bike,...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-07-15, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By akansaskid
Sounds like what I need, too. How is the pedal...

Sounds like what I need, too. How is the pedal weighted? Meaning, left to gravity, does the clip-in side come to the top, or are you sometimes having to flip it over with your foot before you can...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-05-15, 09:40 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,259
Posted By akansaskid
I do all my own work, and so far it's better than...

I do all my own work, and so far it's better than the work of at least two shops around here. I doubt I'm better, but I can afford the time to do it right. I also keep maintenence to a minimum....
Forum: Road Cycling 08-15-15, 05:19 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,463
Posted By akansaskid
I had a Roubaix Pro that I always leaned against...

I had a Roubaix Pro that I always leaned against the wall at my rest or lunch stops. One fine July day in 2013 after almost 4 years and 55,000 miles, I leaned it against the wall at a downtown...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-02-15, 08:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,392
Posted By akansaskid
I only buy helmets with visors so I have the best...

I only buy helmets with visors so I have the best place to clip my mirror to. It's the Full Fred look.
Forum: Road Cycling 08-01-15, 04:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,928
Posted By akansaskid
A sentence functions as a deterrent as well as...

A sentence functions as a deterrent as well as punishment. Getting a misdemeanor ticket for texting is annoying. Getting a prison sentence is alarming. Which do you think will deter more people from...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-29-15, 07:50 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,983
Posted By akansaskid
If you ride year 'round in four season climate,...

If you ride year 'round in four season climate, you want flat protection first and foremost. It's no fun fixing a flat rear tire when it's 18 degrees with a 25 mph wind out in the middle of nowhere....
Forum: Road Cycling 06-08-15, 08:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,617
Posted By akansaskid
Get a helmet with a bill (MTB helmet) and use a...

Get a helmet with a bill (MTB helmet) and use a Take-A-Look mirror.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-01-15, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By akansaskid
I have an 80mm stem with what I think is a 30...

I have an 80mm stem with what I think is a 30 degree rise. I don't notice it being twitchy. But this is on a Secteur, which has a fairly long wheelbase.
Forum: Road Cycling 05-17-15, 08:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,213
Posted By akansaskid
OP: Start by asking your friends why they have a...

OP: Start by asking your friends why they have a carbon fork on their Ti bike.
Forum: Road Cycling 05-17-15, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By akansaskid
The two complaints I have about compact cranks is...

The two complaints I have about compact cranks is that (1) the 34-tooth is a bit too small to handle normal riding, and (2) the gap from 34 to 50 means you have to shift 3 or 4 times on the rear cogs...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-16-15, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,166
Posted By akansaskid
I rode a gold standard endurance bike - a carbon...

I rode a gold standard endurance bike - a carbon fiber Specialized Roubaix Pro, until it was stolen with 55K miles on it. Since I don't want to lock my bike at stops (where it was stolen ;)), I...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-14-15, 07:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,170
Posted By akansaskid
Do you always have a box on hand to ship an...

Do you always have a box on hand to ship an entire bike or frame back?
Forum: Road Cycling 05-14-15, 03:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,170
Posted By akansaskid
I have, and will continue buying my bikes at the...

I have, and will continue buying my bikes at the LBS. Not just because there's no choice for the major brands. The LBS from whom I buy most of my bikes has gone out of its way for warranty help. And...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-12-15, 03:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,050
Posted By akansaskid
If $500 is your max, and you want new, you could...

If $500 is your max, and you want new, you could do worse than something from BikesDirect. Like this one for $499 (free shipping, no taxes):

Save Up to 60% Off Carbon Fork Shimano Road Bikes -...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-11-15, 08:16 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,802
Posted By akansaskid
Nah, most of you could do it, too. You had a life...

Nah, most of you could do it, too. You had a life that year and I had a goal. Ride one or two centuries every weekend, all year, and almost every day of vacations. They add up. After the year, you...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-11-15, 07:48 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,317
Posted By akansaskid
OP: You gave yourself away with the Guzzi. ;)...

OP: You gave yourself away with the Guzzi. ;) Guzzi's are all about character. There's no centerstand on the California to ease maintenance and tire changes, and a simple oil change requires the mess...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-11-15, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 625
Posted By akansaskid
The Specialized Secteur and Giant Defy are two...

The Specialized Secteur and Giant Defy are two other aluminum bikes under $1K with relaxed, endurance geometries, too. I'd look at these and that Trek, and pick the one most comfortable. They're all...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-11-15, 04:06 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,802
Posted By akansaskid
My bet is he failed - either didn't start or quit...

My bet is he failed - either didn't start or quit in route. Nevertheless, props for trying! I rode 104 centuries in one year when I was 61 four years ago. That included 7 days in a row, four of which...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-10-15, 04:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 652
Posted By akansaskid
Even better, I let my LBS handle it. The first...

Even better, I let my LBS handle it. The first 105 broke on a Monday, midday. They called Shimano, said it wore out at 15K miles in less than a year. Shimano decided I'd miss a few miles if they went...
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