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Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-17, 05:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,262
Posted By Anti404

6'1" with a shorter than average torso and longer...

6'1" with a shorter than average torso and longer than average legs. I currently have a 58CM Scott Solace (endurance geo.) but could've fit on the 56cm with a longer stem. It was a tough call but if...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-16, 01:04 PM
Replies: 26,288
Views: 16,201,235
Posted By Anti404

I like the white fork quite a bit. A lot of...

I like the white fork quite a bit. A lot of people on here like that flat, matte black monochrome look but I like the little unique touches that make the bike look a little bit more interesting.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-16, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,267
Posted By Anti404

Have you sat on either of them? Both are great...

Have you sat on either of them? Both are great bikes, and I tried both but went for a Solace which seemed a bit more comfortable.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-16, 09:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,876
Posted By Anti404

The avant looks like a very nice endurance type...

The avant looks like a very nice endurance type bike, and Jenson USA has several deals on different models. I considered the Avant when doing online research, but ultimately chose a NOS Scott Solace...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-16, 06:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,876
Posted By Anti404

Are you more interested in a relaxed, endurance...

Are you more interested in a relaxed, endurance geometry or a standard race geometry?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-16, 07:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,493
Posted By Anti404

That makes sense, I'm just not a huge fan of the...

That makes sense, I'm just not a huge fan of the RS-500 chainset.

The front braking is perfect, but I find the rear braking not so good; I'm not sure if it is the quality of the Tektro brake or...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-16, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,493
Posted By Anti404

Cool stuff, I planned to get a set of the RS-81...

Cool stuff, I planned to get a set of the RS-81 or Ultegra wheelsets and either a 105 or Ultegra crankset. Hard to tell from the picture, but does the Ultegra crankset match the aesthetics of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-16, 06:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,493
Posted By Anti404

Picked up a NOS 2015 Scott Solace 30. Still...

Picked up a NOS 2015 Scott Solace 30. Still dialing in the fit - waiting on a 90mm stem. Very nice bike so far, I want to replace the wheels with something a little wider and lighter, and don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-16, 06:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By Anti404

I rode for about 3 years, was hit by a car and...

I rode for about 3 years, was hit by a car and off the bike for about 4.5 years, then picked it back up about 5 months ago with my new bike. I know that some sit bone pain is normal, but this level...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-16, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By Anti404

Immediate sit bone pain

Hi all,
I've been reading a lot about saddles and fit, and it seems for most people there is gradual discomfort that builds up as ride length increases. However, I've noticed for me that immediately...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-16, 05:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,986
Posted By Anti404

I'm considering this option, just not sure if...

I'm considering this option, just not sure if anyone around builds.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-16, 01:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,986
Posted By Anti404

Weight, in general. Aerodynamics didn't matter...

Weight, in general. Aerodynamics didn't matter much. As I mentioned I carry my bike a lot.

And not sure what your last statement means ; I was faster on the CAAD,not just speculation. My rides...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-16, 12:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,986
Posted By Anti404

Such a weird direction this thread has taken. I...

Such a weird direction this thread has taken. I don't remember asking about ways to go faster, just what wheelset would make my ride lighter; if I cared about speed, I'd still be riding the CAAD......
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-16, 07:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,986
Posted By Anti404

Definitely didn't think of that, but the moniker...

Definitely didn't think of that, but the moniker actually comes from the 404 Web error, not the Zipp branded wheels ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-16, 07:15 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,986
Posted By Anti404

Thanks all. I was thinking the $300-500 range...

Thanks all. I was thinking the $300-500 range would be where I should start looking. Honestly, as someone above mentioned, I like having two sets of wheels, as I can keep one for...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-16, 02:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,986
Posted By Anti404

I didn't plan to replace them any time soon, just...

I didn't plan to replace them any time soon, just in the future I wondered what would be a good amount to spend as an upgrade. I have Kysrium Elite on my CAAD9 and they are noticeably stiffer and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-16, 12:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,986
Posted By Anti404

Wheelset upgrade - how much $ for a true improvement

Hello,

I've picked up a NOS 2015 Scott Solace 30 recently, and though the bike is fairly well specced, the wheels are relatively low-end Shimano RS-11. Despite the lower tier wheels, these things...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-16, 03:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,554
Posted By Anti404

I wouldn't, personally, size down if the 56 is...

I wouldn't, personally, size down if the 56 is preferred. `I'm a flexible guy as well, given that I can pretzel my legs behind my head, touch me toes, etc., but the more crouched position will,...
09-27-16, 05:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,824
Posted By Anti404

I do think it is getting slack somewhere...

I do think it is getting slack somewhere throughout the system. I'm not sure I like internally routed cables... I never had a problem replacing cables on my CAAD9 w/ 7800, but the way this cable...
09-26-16, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,824
Posted By Anti404

The good - I reseated the "anchor" (which despite...

The good - I reseated the "anchor" (which despite my previous picture is indeed like cable D in the above post) inside the shifter housing after shifting "up" around 11 times. I set the high limit...
09-26-16, 03:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,824
Posted By Anti404

Hi all, I've attached a picture of what I'm...

Hi all, I've attached a picture of what I'm referring to as the "metal cap".

If I pull too hard on the cable, this cap gets pulled into the shifter, which is what (I'm assuming) causes the...
09-26-16, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,824
Posted By Anti404

Hi, I checked that site out but I couldn't find a...

Hi, I checked that site out but I couldn't find a diagram of how the cable is actually supposed to sit within the shifter. The little metal cap seems to just get pulled straight through and then jam...
09-26-16, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,824
Posted By Anti404

Installing shift cables - ST 5800

Hi all,

I can't seem to get my rear shifting cable to seat properly in my 5800 shifter. I either leave the cable too slack and no shifting occurs, or I pull it tight and the cable gets jammed. Is...
09-23-16, 08:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 658
Posted By Anti404

Thanks, I think this is what was going on. I took...

Thanks, I think this is what was going on. I took the hood covers off and pulled the capped end of the shift cable out of the shifter and then fed it back through and now the arm goes through the...
09-23-16, 04:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 658
Posted By Anti404

Following the last post I disconnected thr cable...

Following the last post I disconnected thr cable and pulled it out of the barrell adjuster. I then tried to move the shifter arm through its downshift range and had the same problem - it would click...
09-23-16, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 658
Posted By Anti404

Thanks all. I'll check out that User's manual. I...

Thanks all. I'll check out that User's manual. I didn't get to adjustment of the Low Limit screw, but I'll double check that to make sure it isn't the problem.
09-23-16, 06:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 658
Posted By Anti404

I read a couple of different articles and watched...

I read a couple of different articles and watched a couple videos before adjustment. When I get back home I'll check the lower limit screw and see if that does it. If not, I'll probably have to take...
09-23-16, 05:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 658
Posted By Anti404

Yes, to the two previous posts. What the...

Yes, to the two previous posts.

What the shifter level does is when I push it inward (to downshift) it clicks once and then comes to a full stop about mid-way through the lever arm motion and will...
09-22-16, 07:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 658
Posted By Anti404

My terminology was not accurate but what I did...

My terminology was not accurate but what I did was according to Art's Cycles video on rear derailleur adjustments.

I first installed the RD cable, pulling it through and clamping it down in the...
09-22-16, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 658
Posted By Anti404

Shimano rear downshift lever unfunctional

Hello, I was putting together my new bike and working on setting up the rear derailleur. As I was playing with limit screws and cable tension, I was trying to downshift along the rear cog and noticed...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-16, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By Anti404

Hah, I suppose that my line of thinking doesn't...

Hah, I suppose that my line of thinking doesn't make a whole lot of sense when you put it that way... I guess I assumed that because it is a triangle that 2cm in one direction doesn't necessarily...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-16, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By Anti404

Thanks, RL and pd. I appreciate your input about...

Thanks, RL and pd. I appreciate your input about fitting.

The thing I found odd was that bikes, particularly the endurance style bikes, are so similar in their measurements (namely, reach). I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-16, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By Anti404

Small differences between different sized bikes?

So, I've been recently testing several endurance bikes to replace my 58cm CAAD-9 I can no longer comfortably ride. I've been riding mostly 58s with a smattering of 56s. Reviewing the geometry charts,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-16, 06:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,380
Posted By Anti404

Well, of the 3 shops I've visited only the Scott...

Well, of the 3 shops I've visited only the Scott dealer allowed me anything longer than a couple laps around the parking lot. I was not able to try the 58cm Scott, as it was not in-stock, but I did...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-16, 07:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,393
Posted By Anti404

There's been a lot of posts about test rides...

There's been a lot of posts about test rides recently, including my own... I'm still trying to figure out my size based on 5-10min test rides and just can't do it. As you said, I can feel comfortable...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-16, 12:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,667
Posted By Anti404

I have a separate thread going due to similar...

I have a separate thread going due to similar issues. The one place that carries Scott only had 1 size of Solace so I couldn't compare the slightly larger one; furthermore, they do not carry any...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-16, 12:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,380
Posted By Anti404

I guess I was just hoping that maybe someone had...

I guess I was just hoping that maybe someone had some suggestions or things to look for on these short rides, but I wasn't really sure. Honestly all the bikes felt "pretty good" but without really...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-16, 09:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,380
Posted By Anti404

Thanks for your response, as this seemed to...

Thanks for your response, as this seemed to answer my issue more than some other's posts (not that I don't appreciate their content as well). I've been reading up on geometry and sizing charts and it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-16, 06:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,380
Posted By Anti404

The reason I am doing short test rides is because...

The reason I am doing short test rides is because these shops do not allow longer rides. They each have designated "courses" you can ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-16, 04:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,380
Posted By Anti404

Yes, that has been my concern as well. It is hard...

Yes, that has been my concern as well. It is hard to say much from the short rides I've had. The Scott dealer allowed me a roughly 5 mile ride, but only had the 56cm frame so I couldn't compare it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-16, 03:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,380
Posted By Anti404

Determining between bikes on short test rides?

Hi all, I'm looking to replace my CAAD9 with a more endurance/sportive/relaxed frame to accommodate some back issues I've developed. I went and tested a few different bikes (Scott Solace - 56cm, Defy...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-16, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By Anti404

Can DA 7800 be used on a frame with internal routing?

Hi all,

Looking to purchase a frame to replace My CAAD9 which no longer fits comfortably after back issues. As I'm just fine with the 7800 groupset, I planned to just have a bike shop switch it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-16, 10:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,257
Posted By Anti404

Well, I've used the SMP for a couple shorter...

Well, I've used the SMP for a couple shorter rides (10-20mi) and although it is definitely more comfortable on my sit bones, it seems to be rubbing the inside of my thighs. I'll give it a little...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-16, 05:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,257
Posted By Anti404

Thanks all. I picked up a Selle SMP TRK to see...

Thanks all. I picked up a Selle SMP TRK to see how it will do because I had an Amazon gift card; I'll look into the Romin or Power if it does not work out - I think there is a Spec. dealer a couple...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-16, 04:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,257
Posted By Anti404

Saddles for wider sitbones?

Hi all,

I've been using a San Marco Rolls saddle since I started up biking again, but I find that it is too narrow - my sit bones are on the very edge of the saddle. I've been looking at the Selle...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-16, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By Anti404

This is an old post, from the 2007 model. It has...

This is an old post, from the 2007 model. It has one center bolt, and the clamp has several notches. Aside from the rails not sitting in the grooves (they are a bit too large and the rails are steel...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-16, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By Anti404

Seatpost and seat rails incompatible?

Hi all, replaced my stock saddle with a Selle San Marco Rolls, but can't seem to get it to position correctly on my Cannondale C2 carbon wrapped post. The post only has 1 bolt and I can't get the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-16, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10,208
Views: 2,644,847
Posted By Anti404

2007 CAAD 9 Optimo 1... changes include a new...

2007 CAAD 9 Optimo 1... changes include a new saddle, cheapo stem, Shimano 5800 crankset/Ultegra 6800 BB, Vittoria Rubino Pro tires, and bar tape. Ride well but still trying to hone in my fit; I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-16, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By Anti404

Checked the Bb and it is indeed a megaexo...

Checked the Bb and it is indeed a megaexo bracket. Will I need to get a Shimano BB or are thre hollowtech 2 cranks compatible with megaexo?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-16, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By Anti404

Yeah, I've considered it since I'm mostly riding...

Yeah, I've considered it since I'm mostly riding flats and on a KKRM trainer nowadays... when I originally bought the bike w/ a compact crankset, I was riding in much hillier terrain.

Both the...
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