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Old 09-07-13, 09:37 PM
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Originally Posted by gc3
Retul fit
Went for the first long ride (74.4 miles, 17.4 mph, 3200 feet ascent) since last week's Retul fit.

I am definitely drinking this Retul kool-aid, my friends, and may soon say with conviction this is the best $275 I've spent on bike stuff. Faster, easier, more comfortable, lower heart rate, blah blah blah (although eating right, the beautiful weather and the other two guys pulling their fair share may have had something to do with it).

And the Garmin 810 worked flawlessly....
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Originally Posted by gc3
Went for the first long ride (74.4 miles, 17.4 mph, 3200 feet ascent) since last week's Retul fit.

I am definitely drinking this Retul kool-aid, my friends, and may soon say with conviction this is the best $275 I've spent on bike stuff. Faster, easier, more comfortable, lower heart rate, blah blah blah (although eating right, the beautiful weather and the other two guys pulling their fair share may have had something to do with it).

And the Garmin 810 worked flawlessly....
Where did you got for the fit?
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Old 09-07-13, 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht
Today was a pretty slow ride(17.9mph) because my boss was having a rough day. He's been taking some antibiotics, so I guess I shouldn't rip on him at work tomorrow. Today would have been a great day to use the Bicycle Bungee.
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Old 09-07-13, 11:25 PM
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@ BoSoxYacht, I can only repeat my earlier comment. We averaged 17.7 the other day and I was pretty satisfied by that. But it was 1/3 of the distance you covered and perhaps 15° F cooler. Much respect, regardless of your avatar.
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Old 09-08-13, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by jkuper
Where did you got for the fit?
Got the Retul fit at RacePace in Columbia. He knows what he's doing!
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Hmm, they do Retul fits at Bicycle Ranch in Scottsdale, where I got my reynolds wheel fixed. They were really nice in there, perhaps, I should get a real fit rather than watching youtube videos of fits.

I just feel comfy right now...nervous about change.
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd
Hmm, they do Retul fits at Bicycle Ranch in Scottsdale, where I got my reynolds wheel fixed. They were really nice in there, perhaps, I should get a real fit rather than watching youtube videos of fits.

I just feel comfy right now...nervous about change.
Hey, it's just money...you can always change things back...all I know is dollar for dollar it appears I've gotten more out of this fir than the Extralite Top Cap and the Mcfk seatpost collar combined...
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gc3, you got an MCFK seatpost?? did I miss the picture?? damn, those things are wicked light!
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Old 09-08-13, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by bianchi10
gc3, you got an MCFK seatpost?? did I miss the picture?? damn, those things are wicked light!
Just the Mcfk clamp/collar...so far...although I'm think about a New Ultimate Evo post...
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Old 09-08-13, 01:27 PM
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I didn't "purchase" but since I have gone all rapha, my buddy at my lbs bought these for me


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Nice!

Hey all you Rapha kids, how's the fit on their items - tighter than normal, or just normal? Trying to debate if I should go with L or XL.
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I feel that all the regular stuff is fairly consistent with LG UNLESS you get the pro team line, then you must size up with the tops. I'm usually a large in most bibs (XL in castelli) and I was in fact a large in the pro team bib shorts. I usually wear a small/medium in jersey because I like a race tight fit to avoid the "zipple" but needed a large in the jersey. I also bought the pro team jacket and needed a large in that when I am a medium in all other jackets. They classic rapha jersey, I am a medium though.
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Excellent, thank you! Think I'll go with large on the classic stuff and see how I do. I was going to grab something off of their website, but have now found a few random jerseys on ebay, so we'll see how I do. People always seem dumb on ebay and overbid on the stuff I want.
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd
Hmm, they do Retul fits at Bicycle Ranch in Scottsdale, where I got my reynolds wheel fixed. They were really nice in there, perhaps, I should get a real fit rather than watching youtube videos of fits.
I just feel comfy right now...nervous about change.
i got a body geometry fit last sunday and i only have one problem with it- i wish i hadn't of waited so long to get a fit done.
i've had 3 different people whom i regularly ride with comment on my riding overnight.
i've never felt as powerful or efficient on a bike as i have the last week.
don't wait man...get a legit fit.
i felt comfy before also...now i'm more comfy and faster.
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Originally Posted by gc3
Got the Retul fit at RacePace in Columbia. He knows what he's doing!
I heard CycleLife is also good, but I was considering BikeDoctor Guru fit.
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Originally Posted by johnnytheboy
i got a body geometry fit last sunday and i only have one problem with it- i wish i hadn't of waited so long to get a fit done.
i've had 3 different people whom i regularly ride with comment on my riding overnight.
i've never felt as powerful or efficient on a bike as i have the last week.
don't wait man...get a legit fit.
i felt comfy before also...now i'm more comfy and faster.
What actually was done and/or changed? Any bike parts added or changed?
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Originally Posted by ZippyThePinhead
@ BoSoxYacht, I can only repeat my earlier comment. We averaged 17.7 the other day and I was pretty satisfied by that. But it was 1/3 of the distance you covered and perhaps 15° F cooler. Much respect, regardless of your avatar.
Thanks. Luckily the heat doesn't bother me much.
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Originally Posted by johnnytheboy
i got a body geometry fit last sunday and i only have one problem with it- i wish i hadn't of waited so long to get a fit done.
i've had 3 different people whom i regularly ride with comment on my riding overnight.
i've never felt as powerful or efficient on a bike as i have the last week.
don't wait man...get a legit fit.
i felt comfy before also...now i'm more comfy and faster.
Alright, I'm convinced. Guess I should make an appointment.
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Have been thinking about a power meter of some type for a while and doing a bit of thinking about what is most useful to me, easiest to use and the cost.

Was just offered the Garmin Vector pedals at an outrageous discount which altered the equation a bit, so I pulled the trigger.
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That's what I thought!

I think it was a bit of a 'reward'. I've put a few very big team group orders through this supplier recently and almost as an afterthought I asked for myself if they had them in stock and what the price was.

When I saw his offer it was a case of "I was just thinking about it, but now I'm sure!"
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Just got some leg warmers from Nashbar... Sugoi Mid Zero $19.99 closeouts...looks like i got the last pair...Fits pretty good..not cold enough to try them yet though...only down to 38 this AM...got some Nishiki arm sleeves also...those will go on first...
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A tire, a couple of tubes, and one of these.

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Originally Posted by rjones28
A tire, a couple of tubes, and one of these.

I have this one. wish it was smaller and lighter though. always hate putting it in my back pocket
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