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02-06-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,458
Posted By davethelefty

After the 6 month ordeal of getting my cracked...

After the 6 month ordeal of getting my cracked steerer tube warranty issue resolved with Canyon, I'm happy to say I have my bike back. Canyon resolved the issue by giving me a matching frameset and...
12-29-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,458
Posted By davethelefty

It's funny what a difference just one degree of...

It's funny what a difference just one degree of separation makes. My wife has thought from the get-go that I was making Mt. Everest out of this mole hill. In retrospect I fretted about this an...
12-29-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,458
Posted By davethelefty

An update -- apparently my DM to Canyon on...

An update -- apparently my DM to Canyon on Twitter prompted someone from Canyon corporate contacting Warranty Support. I received a call this AM from a point person who is driving getting the new...
12-28-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,458
Posted By davethelefty

Thanks for the wise council. Turns out this was...

Thanks for the wise council. Turns out this was at the start of the pandemic and NONE of the LBSs had road bikes in the price range I was targeting. Not Trek, not Specialized, not Giant. So it was...
12-28-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,458
Posted By davethelefty

This was my first attempt at any shaming. Being...

This was my first attempt at any shaming. Being an old guy I don't automatically default to FB, IG, or Twitter. But that's a very good idea that I'm happy to move forward with. Thanks for a great...
08-16-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,630
Posted By davethelefty

fortunately Im in an n+1 situation but Id much...

fortunately Im in an n+1 situation but Id much rather ride the Canyon over the clunky hybrid.
07-27-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,390
Posted By davethelefty

An update tonight -- Canyon is going to replace...

An update tonight -- Canyon is going to replace my fork, as they see "no external forces or incorrect assembly that could have caused this" steerer tube crack. That's the good news. Now the...
07-10-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,390
Posted By davethelefty

All work was done by a mobile bike shop/mechanic...

All work was done by a mobile bike shop/mechanic that Canyon recommends for assembly. This is my first carbon bike so the plan was to have the mechanic do the initial setup, then over time I would...
06-28-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,078
Posted By davethelefty

Riding with the Youngsters

A good friend of mine passed away last year and I've become a friend and somewhat of a father figure to his mid-twenties son.

In the past 6 months the son has become absolutely obsessed with...
07-15-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 13,160
Posted By davethelefty

I too am struggling with the heat and humidity on...

I too am struggling with the heat and humidity on my rides. Not a morning person, hard to get riding before about 9:00. Today I rode 15 miles at a 16 mph pace, hydrated with water (probably not...
06-28-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 38,676
Posted By davethelefty

I'm 66 -- this is my new ride. I've made some...

I'm 66 -- this is my new ride. I've made some slight mods (different saddle and fitting adjustments) since this was taken and have about 500 miles on it now.
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04-21-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,088
Posted By davethelefty

Funny you should say that -- the Trek Domane was...

Funny you should say that -- the Trek Domane was going to be my last bike, assuming that next would be something motorized I could putter around on at the old folk's home!!!

I was looking at the...
04-21-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,088
Posted By davethelefty

I met a Velofix mechanic who has that exact bike....

I met a Velofix mechanic who has that exact bike. He loves it and he really likes the Canyon brand. That blue frame is spectacular and with great components and wheels it'll be a great bike for you.
04-21-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,088
Posted By davethelefty

Well, I'm completely sold on Canyon and value for...

Well, I'm completely sold on Canyon and value for the money. So for your bike, a lot of good stuff for the price. Are you looking at the CF SLX 9.0 with eTap? I just don't know much about eTap or...
04-20-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,088
Posted By davethelefty

Buying a bike on the Internet? Yes!

Several years ago I bought a Giant flat-bar road bike, a plan to accommodate a bad shoulder and still ride up to the half/metric-century distance. I wasn't in love with the bike but rode it. ...
04-19-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,600
Posted By davethelefty

Isn't there some kind of hazing ritual for people...

Isn't there some kind of hazing ritual for people joining this group?
04-15-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3,245
Views: 842,047
Posted By davethelefty

My new ride -- Canyon Endurace CF SL 7.0. I'm...

My new ride -- Canyon Endurace CF SL 7.0. I'm making some adjustments and have replaced the stock b***buster saddle. Will look at a proper fitting on it once the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted......
04-01-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,240
Posted By davethelefty

I'm with you -- I fall in the middle of the...

I'm with you -- I fall in the middle of the spectrum. I cringe at the thought of just blindly blowing through a traffic light, and I can't recall seeing anyone blatantly disregard their own safety at...
04-01-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,240
Posted By davethelefty

Well, that's news to me -- thanks!! Now I'll...

Well, that's news to me -- thanks!! Now I'll have to see if Florida or any local municipalities adhere to the Idaho stop concept.
03-31-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,240
Posted By davethelefty

What's an Idaho stop? If it's a slow roll through...

What's an Idaho stop? If it's a slow roll through the stop sign, everyone I know calls it a California stop.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,644
Posted By davethelefty

Good info. It'll be interesting to compare stack...

Good info. It'll be interesting to compare stack vs. reach. I had a Specialized Roubaix years ago and despite putting a shorter stem on, it seemed to have too much reach for me. Now I'm riding a flat...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,644
Posted By davethelefty

I'm planning on that. We do have an Orbea dealer...

I'm planning on that. We do have an Orbea dealer here but they don't have much in stock. The owner advised me he was going to order a few Orbeas -- waiting to see them. I'm actually looking at the...
03-16-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,859
Posted By davethelefty

Maybe this thread should be renamed "What Cycling...

Maybe this thread should be renamed "What Cycling Events had you planned in 2020 that have been cancelled?"

Just got word this afternoon that my Clean Air Ride on Saturday has been postponed until...
02-20-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,142
Posted By davethelefty

Things change. I used to think my long century...

Things change. I used to think my long century training rides and the centuries themselves were great rides. Of course, that was nearly 20 years ago -- I don't ride those distances anymore. About...
02-19-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3,606
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Views: 577,657
Posted By davethelefty

OTG -- you are to be commended for overcoming...

OTG -- you are to be commended for overcoming those challenges and maintaining such a great zest for cycling. I can especially appreciate your perseverance -- I volunteer at a hospital and...
02-12-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,700
Posted By davethelefty

Final update -- while I've been an SPD "user" for...

Final update -- while I've been an SPD "user" for some time, I did do some upgrading -- very light Ultegra SPD pedals and good, stiff, Giro road-style SPD-only shoes. So far the cutover has been...
02-10-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,683
Posted By davethelefty

My mantra is really just a reminder to myself,...

My mantra is really just a reminder to myself, and it's taken from the Rules of Cycling, Rule #5 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=5) , I think it is, is Harden the F...
02-05-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,886
Posted By davethelefty

Happy Birthday. Look at it this way -- you're...

Happy Birthday. Look at it this way -- you're too young to post on the 65-85+ thread. Be thankful for that.
02-04-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3,606
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Views: 577,657
Posted By davethelefty

I like that! And I've heard it said -- You can't...

I like that! And I've heard it said -- You can't control aging, but you an control getting old.

What keeps me going is the thought that among the male population aged 65 and greater, those of us...
01-16-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,019
Posted By davethelefty

2 - girls ages 4 and 7. Older one is the...

2 - girls ages 4 and 7. Older one is the athlete, younger one is the princess.
01-13-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,859
Posted By davethelefty

Clean Air Ride in Inverness, FL in March. Rides...

Clean Air Ride in Inverness, FL in March. Rides of every distance up to century offered -- I'm doing the half-century. The entire ride is on the Withlacoochee Trail. I tried to do it last year but...
01-11-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3,606
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Posted By davethelefty

My son the competitive triathlete is always...

My son the competitive triathlete is always harassing me to do HIIT and weights, and really focus on training. The easy excuse is that I'm too old and want to save whatever energy I have for actual...
09-16-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3,606
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Posted By davethelefty

I volunteer at a joint replacement center at the...

I volunteer at a joint replacement center at the local hospital. I see people in their upper 80s getting new knees and hips, and it slays me. "Why bother at that age?" I wonder. Well, in talking...
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