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Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,455
Posted By rms13

This is unfortunately the answer. A lot of steel...

This is unfortunately the answer. A lot of steel is only sold as framesets now. There are some completes available but most shops don't stock them because they aren't big sellers. So even if you...
04-22-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,025
Posted By rms13

A few months ago they had a bunch of Messenger...

A few months ago they had a bunch of Messenger frame sets listed on ebay for around $200. They were probably liquidating
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By rms13

https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/SearchListingDetai...

https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/SearchListingDetail.aspx?id=35302&make=672&model=51055
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,289
Posted By rms13

And the driver will be let off with a slap on the...

And the driver will be let off with a slap on the wrist when they say they were blinded by your light. How many people have plowed into groups os cyclists in the last couple of years and been let...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,289
Posted By rms13

A camera isn't going to make you any safer. If...

A camera isn't going to make you any safer. If someone hit and runs you then "maybe" you catch their plate on camera so cops have a chance to catch them . But having a camera won't make drivers see...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By rms13

The Giant has 11 speed

The Giant has 11 speed
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,683
Posted By rms13

I'm currently riding Fabric Scoop Flat Elite. ...

I'm currently riding Fabric Scoop Flat Elite. Second Fabric Scoop I've owned and very extremely comfortable "for me"
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,238
Posted By rms13

I had to return something to Nashbar last year...

I had to return something to Nashbar last year because they sent the wrong thing to me. No online or email return requests. You have to call them to set up a return and I had to talk to someone's...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,238
Posted By rms13

but Performance does free shipping to the...

but Performance does free shipping to the store....oh, wait
03-29-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,487
Posted By rms13

I remember that guys ****** thread when it...

I remember that guys ****** thread when it happened a few weeks ago.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,105
Posted By rms13

I wear no show socks. I'm not cool

I wear no show socks. I'm not cool
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,954
Posted By rms13

What bike do you have exactly? Sounds like you...

What bike do you have exactly? Sounds like you are saying it's a CAAD with Ultegra 6800 in size 51? Cannondale doesn't sell a 51 so it's 50 or 52. If you have a CAAD10 with 6800 the quoted stock...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By rms13

300 g is a decent weight saving but in a flat...

300 g is a decent weight saving but in a flat area I'd take aero and power meter over weight
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 23,988
Posted By rms13

A lot of people who want to get into cycling have...

A lot of people who want to get into cycling have a hard time coming up with $150 for a bike let alone a helmet. That probably makes up 90% of would be cyclists and why people complain about the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By rms13

I'd just buy a China frameset for $500 and swap...

I'd just buy a China frameset for $500 and swap everything over.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 23,988
Posted By rms13

And the announcement that stops drivers who are...

And the announcement that stops drivers who are too busy looking at their phones from plowing into us
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 23,988
Posted By rms13

Well this is a great way to keep the narrative of...

Well this is a great way to keep the narrative of cycling being an elitist sport going by coming out with new safety technology that only the elitists will pay for
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By rms13

For what it's worth, I don't think that is much...

For what it's worth, I don't think that is much of an upgrade. Assuming you have Oval cranks with m30 Praxis rings then the weight is maybe 40-50 gram saving. Praxis rings are great and will be as...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 857
Posted By rms13

What are you trying to accomplish? If the you...

What are you trying to accomplish? If the you don't need the 30t ring then don't use it. If the 50/39 chainrings give you all of the range of gears that you need for riding then just use those.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,881
Posted By rms13

I have a current generation Fuji Roubaix which is...

I have a current generation Fuji Roubaix which is like a poor man's CAAD. It looks like a carbon bike with flat black paint job, smooth welds and fat, tapered hydroformed tubes. With full carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,881
Posted By rms13

Exactly. I have heard there aluminum frames are...

Exactly. I have heard there aluminum frames are pretty good but those welds. I have a newer Fuji Roubaix and they manage to smooth out the welds so that it almost looks like carbon
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,881
Posted By rms13

That's true but I'd also say difference between...

That's true but I'd also say difference between carbon and aluminum is minimal nowadays. I would say it would come down to weight but the carbon/105 is 8 kg and alum/ultegra is 8.1kg so barely any...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,635
Posted By rms13

I used to have a a very stubborn wheelset. It...

I used to have a a very stubborn wheelset. It took 45 minutes and several layers of skin the first time installed tires . Then I got one of these:

Kool Stop Tire Bead Jack...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 995
Posted By rms13

Not cheap but hot ...

Not cheap but hot

https://velo-orange.com/collections/cranks/products/drillium-fluted-110-double-crankset-34x48t
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By rms13

Looking at recent ebay auctions you could easily...

Looking at recent ebay auctions you could easily get $150-200 for the 9 speed Ultegra group and I see similar generation aluminum TCR frameset sold for $150-200 recently. So if you could get it for...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,131
Posted By rms13

Might as well wait until Trek makes it's...

Might as well wait until Trek makes it's announcement that changes the entire cycling world forever:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By rms13

It's a pretty nice bike. Hard to tell exactly...

It's a pretty nice bike. Hard to tell exactly what you are looking at without a link. 9 speed Ultegra was a nice groupset. If it really is all like new condition and it fits then it would be a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,315
Posted By rms13

Reading the replies looks like everyone answered...

Reading the replies looks like everyone answered the question five years ago
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,315
Posted By rms13

Looks like original crankset but the rest of the...

Looks like original crankset but the rest of the group is upgraded to slightly more modern parts . Would have had downtube shifters originally
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 903
Posted By rms13

As others have said, buying a bike online is...

As others have said, buying a bike online is perfectly safe in general but I think OP is asking about this site particularly:

https://www.bike-mailorder.com
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 23,988
Posted By rms13

30 years. That is probably the answer. Yawn

30 years. That is probably the answer. Yawn
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 23,988
Posted By rms13

But they confidentiality agreements and probably...

But they confidentiality agreements and probably not worth a lawsuit or losing the ability to sell Trek in your shop to leak info that won't even give you any gain
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 23,988
Posted By rms13

I would assume Trek has told dealers what the...

I would assume Trek has told dealers what the announcement is already
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 23,988
Posted By rms13

Yep. 12 speed groupsets are going for $3600 and...

Yep. 12 speed groupsets are going for $3600 and that's hardly a once in 30 year so development that will change cycling forever
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-19, 11:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By rms13

Definitely should be compatible. What is the...

Definitely should be compatible. What is the frame? Any chance the deraileude hangar is misaligned? Read the manual. I haven't worked with that model and there might be some quirk. Find a video...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 689
Posted By rms13

I will say that I had 4700 Tiagra for a while and...

I will say that I had 4700 Tiagra for a while and it is as good as 5800 105 and better then earlier 105. I've heard new Sora is great too. Not sure about latest Claris. But with Shimano trickle...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 689
Posted By rms13

Shipping to US is $200 so it's really $1000 and...

Shipping to US is $200 so it's really $1000 and OP needs to be very certain about sizing because returning won't be an option. And if OP can't assemble and tune it then it will probably be another...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 689
Posted By rms13

As others said, none of those bikes are worth...

As others said, none of those bikes are worth upgrading to Ultegra/105. Depending on where you are you should easily be able to find an older used 105 bike in your price range and that would be a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,550
Posted By rms13

I've been carrying a Lezyne sport drive hp as my...

I've been carrying a Lezyne sport drive hp as my only source of air for a few years. It is 75g and compact enough to fit in a jersey pocket. It has a detachable hose that stores in the body, presta...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,663
Posted By rms13

I was confused too. The only way I can see a car...

I was confused too. The only way I can see a car turning right coming into your path if you are going head on is if you are riding on the sidewalk through a crosswalk on the street the car is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,663
Posted By rms13

That sucks. Glad you are recovered. As...

That sucks. Glad you are recovered.

As someone who rides in one of the most populated and car centric parts of the country I am constantly re-evaluating how important cycling is to me compared to...
02-21-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,557
Posted By rms13

Yes, I was kind of kidding. From what I can tell...

Yes, I was kind of kidding. From what I can tell he owned his Nature Boy but all of the other bikes he reviews were loaned to him by the companies so he could review them including the Wabi. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,663
Posted By rms13

So you were going toward him. I assume you had a...

So you were going toward him. I assume you had a stop sign that you didn't stop at?

Either way as someone else said never assume they see you. I would go as far as say that assume you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 8,616
Posted By rms13

That's ultimately the correct answer. I...

That's ultimately the correct answer.

I had one gravel bike with hydraulics but have since been sticking with rim brakes. The braking was improved but I hated the bulbous hoods on the bike and...
02-20-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,557
Posted By rms13

Probably better luck messaging Zach Gallardo on...

Probably better luck messaging Zach Gallardo on his Youtube page since he is now the paid schill for Wabi
02-20-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,557
Posted By rms13

The original owner sold the company a while ago...

The original owner sold the company a while ago to new ownership. From what I've heard on various forums the customer service and quality has dropped since change in ownership. But I haven't dealt...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By rms13

Looking at the specs it has Oval parts. Oval is...

Looking at the specs it has Oval parts. Oval is owned by ASI who owns Kestrel, Fuji, SE, Breezer etc so all of those bikes comes with Oval parts. They are pretty good quality for house brand. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By rms13

For that type of bike I think the Bad Boy is...

For that type of bike I think the Bad Boy is awesome
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 684
Posted By rms13

Yeah. It has the brifter and just brake lever...

Yeah. It has the brifter and just brake lever for front brake with no shifter
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 684
Posted By rms13

I got a SRAM 1x11 group from Aliexpress for about...

I got a SRAM 1x11 group from Aliexpress for about $200 total for crank, levers, rear derailleur, brakes, cassette and chain. If you search around there you can probably find some cheap options. ...
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