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johnnytheboy 09-08-13 03:15 PM


Originally Posted by SpeshulEd (Post 16043111)
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.

jkuper 09-08-13 05:39 PM


Originally Posted by gc3 (Post 16043054)
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.

PatrickGSR94 09-09-13 08:01 AM


Originally Posted by johnnytheboy (Post 16044128)
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?

BoSoxYacht 09-09-13 08:09 AM


Originally Posted by ZippyThePinhead (Post 16042546)
@ 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.

SpeshulEd 09-09-13 08:15 AM


Originally Posted by johnnytheboy (Post 16044128)
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.

JonnyHK 09-10-13 12:02 AM

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.

coppercook62 09-10-13 12:23 AM

Nice

JonnyHK 09-10-13 04:23 AM


Originally Posted by coppercook62 (Post 16049529)
Nice

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!"

Notgrownup 09-10-13 02:28 PM

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...

rjones28 09-10-13 06:18 PM

A tire, a couple of tubes, and one of these.

http://www.biketiresdirect.com/produ...0/gigup1-1.jpg

bianchi10 09-10-13 06:35 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 16052596)
A tire, a couple of tubes, and one of these.

http://www.biketiresdirect.com/produ...0/gigup1-1.jpg

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

rjones28 09-10-13 08:15 PM


Originally Posted by bianchi10 (Post 16052653)
I have this one. wish it was smaller and lighter though. always hate putting it in my back pocket

But do you like the way it works?

bianchi10 09-10-13 08:29 PM

Haven't used it yet....KNOCK ON WOOD

rjones28 09-10-13 08:53 PM

I hit my lifetime quota for hand pumping tires by the side of the road this summer, so I had to make the switch to co2.

gc3 09-10-13 09:51 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 16053082)
I hit my lifetime quota for hand pumping tires by the side of the road this summer, so I had to make the switch to co2.

That device looks like it could kill a squirrel. I'm mechanically challenged, so I use one of these:
http://www.performancebike.com/image...50-NCL-TOP.jpg

daihard 09-10-13 10:43 PM

Bought Ortlieb front runners for the rear rack... :)

http://home.comcast.net/~daihard/ima...e/panniers.jpg

mrbubbles 09-11-13 01:07 AM

Winter time. More toys.


http://www.fasttech.com/products/160...00-lumen-white
http://fasttechcdn.com/products/144/...1443727-13.jpg

bmcphx 09-11-13 05:56 AM


Originally Posted by gc3 (Post 16053141)
That device looks like it could kill a squirrel. I'm mechanically challenged, so I use one of these:
http://www.performancebike.com/image...50-NCL-TOP.jpg

Even that one looks complicated to me

Herbie53 09-11-13 06:04 AM


Originally Posted by bmcphx (Post 16053578)
Even that one looks complicated to me

I have that one. I think you could probably work it with only a few hours instruction.

TromboneAl 09-11-13 08:18 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 16052955)

I have that exact inflator, and am happy with it.

Tips:

1. You must try it out in your garage first so that you know how to use it.

2. If you use it with a 12-gram cartridge, be sure to put a washer or a dime in the bottom or it will not seal properly.

3. After I go through my box of 12 gram cartridges, I'm going to buy 16 gram threaded cartridges, and screw the expense. Apparently with the threaded cartridges, you only need the head part, so you can save a little space.

cmtbiz 09-11-13 08:51 AM

Another helmet... Bontrager Specter - White

http://bin.ilsemedia.nl/m/m1nx5e2q10x2.jpg

coasting 09-11-13 08:54 AM

2 Jersey's for 15, helmet (green/white) 20.

Sporting goods shop now selling more cycling stuff.

cvall91 09-11-13 09:15 AM


Originally Posted by bmcphx (Post 16053578)
Even that one looks complicated to me

I wasted about 3 CO2 cartridges when I first tried using mine because I couldn't figure out how to use it. Luckily it was helping other people and not on my own spare tire, so at least I was able to ride off in shame. Once I finally realized how it worked, I haven't had the need to use it yet. Common sense isn't so common as they say :rolleyes:.

ill.clyde 09-11-13 09:16 AM


Originally Posted by ill.clyde (Post 16037583)
My former LBS is getting out of the "Specialized" business and only selling Trek going forward. So they're blowing out all the Spesh merch.

I got a pair of Comp MTB shoes, a pair of gloves and a Bar Phat grip tape kit, each 40% off.

Going to swing by there tonight and see if they have a Spesh saddle ... the stock saddle on my Jake is going to be summarily disposed of in a fire. I'm convinced it's a torture device

SpeshulEd 09-11-13 09:22 AM


Originally Posted by TromboneAl (Post 16054072)
3. After I go through my box of 12 gram cartridges, I'm going to buy 16 gram threaded cartridges, and screw the expense. Apparently with the threaded cartridges, you only need the head part, so you can save a little space.

Buy in bulk from some place like Amazon, my threaded 16's were far less expensive than anything from a bike shop or the like. And I have a pile of them.


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