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Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-05, 01:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,951
Posted By rhafe

What size is yours? Do you find it at all flexy...

What size is yours? Do you find it at all flexy in the front? Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-05, 07:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,951
Posted By rhafe

I currently own a Merckx MXM. It is a very...

I currently own a Merckx MXM. It is a very comfortable ride, but I've found, much to my surprise, that the front end is very flexy. Doesn't seem to affect the handling too much, but it is a little...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-04, 06:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,218
Posted By rhafe

I use the painted Velocity brand cages. They come...

I use the painted Velocity brand cages. They come in a lot of colors ,are fairly light, and inexpensive. "Cheap and cheerful" as they say.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-03, 06:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 611
Posted By rhafe

Campy Eurus

I tried a set. Yes, I found changing a tire to be much more difficult than with my Mavic Open Pro's. Nice looking wheels though and performed well. Just keep the tire levers with you.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-03, 05:18 PM
Replies: 26,805
Views: 16,806,793
Posted By rhafe

I'm employed now but if I ever get unemployed I'm...

I'm employed now but if I ever get unemployed I'm in deep do do. Well, at least I can ride my bike to the poorhouse.....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-03, 01:17 PM
Replies: 26,805
Views: 16,806,793
Posted By rhafe

Litespeed Vortex Dura Ace, Campy Neutrons

Litespeed Vortex Dura Ace, Campy Neutrons
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-03, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By rhafe

I bought a saddle from their Ebay auction. I...

I bought a saddle from their Ebay auction. I think they are fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-03, 07:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,020
Posted By rhafe

www.branfordbike.com Great service!

www.branfordbike.com Great service!
03-09-03, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 923
Posted By rhafe

I really like Branford Bike. They are very...

I really like Branford Bike. They are very helpful and their communication is fast and thorough, which is really lacking at some online places.
http://www.branfordbike.com/catindex/cindex1.html
02-28-03, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By rhafe

When to replace tire?

How can I determine it's time to replace a tire? Is there a rule of thumb or? I have a rear tire that the tread has worn flat in the middle. My immediate response was to replace it, but they are so...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-03, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By rhafe

Thanks for the encouragement. I'm looking forward...

Thanks for the encouragement. I'm looking forward to Solvang in March. It's not such a scary deal, now. I know what you mean about shorter distances. I rode only about 15 miles on Sunday and it...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-03, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By rhafe

It took me six hours and forty-five minutes....

It took me six hours and forty-five minutes. Averaged just under fifteen mph, assuming my computer is accurate. I think it's pretty close. Yeah, feels pretty good to have made it.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-03, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By rhafe

First century today (solo)

I'd never ridden more than 62 miles until today. I signed up for the Solvang Century in a couple of weeks, so I thought I'd better try a fairly long ride Didn't plan to ride 100, but I sometimes pick...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-03, 10:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By rhafe

Check out Ebay. You can find them for around $600...

Check out Ebay. You can find them for around $600 from reputable sellers. For example:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2708535864&category=22695
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-02, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By rhafe

Cranklength question

What are the advantages/disadvantages of longer cranks. I have 180mm on my bike and I guess that is longer than typical. Thanks
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-02, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,659
Posted By rhafe

Top tube length formula question

Using the formula at this site, I should have a top tube of 55cm. My current top tube is 58.5 cm and seems pretty close. Could it be that far off? Thanks.

http://www.cptips.com/bkefit.htm

"The...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-02, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By rhafe

Rain bike?

I normally ride a nice DeRosa Planet to work. Will riding in the rain hurt the bike? I have only recently started commuting on a semi regular basis. I have noticed several references here and there...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-02, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,358
Posted By rhafe

There are a few reviews here- ...

There are a few reviews here-
http://www.roadbikereview.com/De+Rosa/MCL_6716crx.aspx
10-06-02, 04:08 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,820
Posted By rhafe

My latest ride......

My latest ride......
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-02, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By rhafe

Merlin road bike opinions needed

I'm considering buying a Merlin road bike frameset ( 2yrs old, but never built). It's a better size than my current bike, a DeRosa Planet, but it will involve puchasing a threaded headset etc. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-02, 07:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 980
Posted By rhafe

Yes!

Yes!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-02, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,066
Posted By rhafe

Aegis bikes opinions

I'm considering an Aegis Aro Svelte. Would appreciate any opinions/experiences. Thanks
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-02, 05:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,193
Posted By rhafe

I just sold my steel Fuji Roubaix Pro ( to my...

I just sold my steel Fuji Roubaix Pro ( to my brother) and bought a used De Rosa Planet (aluminum with carbon seat stays). We road together one day so I was able to switch back and forth to compare...
08-22-02, 10:38 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 15,429
Posted By rhafe

I hit 43 mph today coming down Kanan road outside...

I hit 43 mph today coming down Kanan road outside LA. I hope to hit 50 someday. Funny, I'm not normally that big on speed, but I'm finding that going fast on my road bike can be quite exhilarating. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-02, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,813
Posted By rhafe

Sorry guys, but I've decided to keep it. I'll...

Sorry guys, but I've decided to keep it. I'll probably crack before the frame does.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-02, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By rhafe

I also had a Roubaix Pro and wanted a shorter...

I also had a Roubaix Pro and wanted a shorter stem. I picked up a nice one from Titec for only $15. You might check it out. Roger H
http://www.titec.com/items.asp?deptid=9&itemid=81
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-02, 08:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,813
Posted By rhafe

I just bought a used DeRosa Planet that is...

I just bought a used DeRosa Planet that is aluminum with carbon stays. Now I'm thinking I should sell it before the frame cracks. Are you sure about the flex/fatigue thing? Thanks- Roger
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-02, 10:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 327
Posted By rhafe

Any experience/opinion re. DeRosa bikes?

I've been looking at a De Rosa bike (Planet) and was hoping for someone who has or has ridden one ( or something similar). Thanks
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-02, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,323
Posted By rhafe

I also have a Roubaix Pro and like it pretty...

I also have a Roubaix Pro and like it pretty well. It's my first road bike in a long time and quite an improvment over the last road bike I owned. I think the lighter Roubaix with a triple is the...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-02, 06:44 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 967,527
Posted By rhafe

I said to myself last night that I was going to...

I said to myself last night that I was going to ride my bike to work today," no matter what". Well, I got a flat before I got out of the driveway. Fixed it, and got a slow leak on the way. Managed to...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-02, 09:19 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 967,527
Posted By rhafe

Today was my first commute of the year and also...

Today was my first commute of the year and also the first on my new road bike. What a difference from my mountain bike. It felt real good-fast and efficient. Hope I can keep it up. Roger H
04-27-02, 07:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,012
Posted By rhafe

Hello- My feet get a bit numb at times too. My...

Hello- My feet get a bit numb at times too. My shoes fit and have carbon soles plus I've experimented with different cleat positions. Usually worse while climbing or on long rides. I wish I had the...
04-11-02, 06:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,294
Posted By rhafe

My first road bike in many years- amazing how...

My first road bike in many years- amazing how much better they are today. Roger H
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-02, 08:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,469
Posted By rhafe

I'm a runner/ mountain biker who just recently...

I'm a runner/ mountain biker who just recently took up road biking . I really enjoyed running for its weight loss/ conditioning, but I started getting a lot of nagging injuries that really became...
04-08-02, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By rhafe

Dumb shorts question

I just purchased a new and expensive pair of road shorts (Sugoi Technifine) and don't know enough to decide if they are the right size or maybe too big. I fall in between medium and large. Which is...
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