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Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-12, 10:22 PM
Replies: 2,946
Views: 236,588
Posted By 2ndGen

Yeah, it's a beautiful thing to look at, isn't...

Yeah, it's a beautiful thing to look at, isn't it. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-12, 10:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,575
Posted By 2ndGen

I had your Trek 2.3 (when it started out life as...

I had your Trek 2.3 (when it started out life as a 1.5). It's a nice smooth riding frame, but I strongly suggest you ride a CAAD10 if you haven't already. I'm not a racer, but there is a considerable...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-12, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10,289
Views: 2,832,097
Posted By 2ndGen

:lol: Hell no that's not me! They might be...

:lol: Hell no that's not me!
They might be using these 2X4 Jacks (http://www.ajctools.com/ProdImages/099-rb4brackets_300.jpg)
(1-2" bar-like bracket, but made to cradle a 2X4).
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-12, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10,289
Views: 2,832,097
Posted By 2ndGen

Go with a compact then. Best of both worlds.

Go with a compact then.
Best of both worlds.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-12, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10,289
Views: 2,832,097
Posted By 2ndGen

Get an Ultegra SL crankset. About 788g, nice &...

Get an Ultegra SL crankset.
About 788g, nice & stiff and cheap at between $100.-$150. w/BB.
That and Planet-X CNC Ultralight brakes for about $125.-$150.
Both should be good for 1/2 lb and get...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-12, 07:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,435
Posted By 2ndGen

I remember hearing guys say "you won't feel a...

I remember hearing guys say "you won't feel a difference in a crank, blah, blah, blah...".
Wrong. I felt it especially crawling up a hill.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-12, 07:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,017
Posted By 2ndGen

Thank you. :) +1K

Thank you. :)



+1K
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-12, 07:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,017
Posted By 2ndGen

Not mine, but nice... ...

Not mine, but nice...

http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/photos/tech/parlee/acdcrock.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-12, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2,094
Views: 435,872
Posted By 2ndGen

I like it!

I like it!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-12, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2,094
Views: 435,872
Posted By 2ndGen

I have the Poor Man's Parlee @ 15.87lbs/7.2kg: ...

I have the Poor Man's Parlee @ 15.87lbs/7.2kg:

http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h403/CAAD9/CAAD91587lbs014-1.jpg

http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h403/CAAD9/IMG_20120228_155248.jpg
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-12, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2,946
Views: 236,588
Posted By 2ndGen

Took the Fizik 00 out today for a real ride and...

Took the Fizik 00 out today for a real ride and thank gosh it wasn't as uncomfortable at I feared it'd be. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/scornedsoul/emoticons/phew.gif
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-12, 01:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,238
Posted By 2ndGen

Good advice there OP from a man who knows what...

Good advice there OP from a man who knows what he's talking about. ^^^
My first bike was a Trek 1.5 (today's Trek 2.1/3).
Great first bike. Today's Trek 1.5 is the previous 1.2.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-12, 10:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,238
Posted By 2ndGen

Someone's take ...

Someone's take (http://www.twospoke.com/forum/f86/any-motobecane-bike-owners-1449/index2.html)on where BD bikes are made...



Wow. Someone posted a pic of one of BD's frames along with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-12, 09:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,238
Posted By 2ndGen

That's great that you have a bud who works on...

That's great that you have a bud who works on bikes.
The MB comes with great bits (and is IMO a nice looker too).
Quality-wise, it's made in the same factory that produces
the Trek and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-12, 09:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,435
Posted By 2ndGen

Nice. :thumb: When I went from my FSA Vero to...

Nice. :thumb:
When I went from my FSA Vero to an Ultegra SL, it was a very noticeable difference.
I'm sure it must been the same for you with that 105 (5700 looks like it'd be wayyy
stiffer than...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-12, 07:49 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 114,326
Posted By 2ndGen

Hoorah Bill. :thumb:

Hoorah Bill.

:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-12, 07:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,435
Posted By 2ndGen

Agreed. For general recreational riding, Tiagra...

Agreed. For general recreational riding, Tiagra is great. But once one gets
more aggressive with their riding, a jump to 105+ is very noticeable.

Granted, I jumped to Dura-Ace and was...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-12, 07:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,435
Posted By 2ndGen

Absolutely. I agree. I really like 105 Black.

Absolutely. I agree. I really like 105 Black.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-12, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10,289
Views: 2,832,097
Posted By 2ndGen

It's usually like that with CDale's photos. ...

It's usually like that with CDale's photos.
They did a great job with the Evo though.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-12, 01:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,435
Posted By 2ndGen

The Ultegra SL is actually one of the stiffest...

The Ultegra SL is actually one of the stiffest cranksets you can buy for the money
(it's even stiffer than a Dura-Ace 7800). It's about 788g (which is respectable) and
it's gorgeous (subjectively...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-12, 12:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,435
Posted By 2ndGen

Just gotta keep an eye on eBay and check your...

Just gotta keep an eye on eBay and check your local Craigslist too.
You can get a mini-group or sometimes, a whole group.
I picked up brand new Dura-Ace 7800 Shifers for $135. on CL.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-12, 12:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 825
Posted By 2ndGen

Gosh that's expletiving nice! :thumb: ...

Gosh that's expletiving nice!

:thumb:

I'd like to see some of these pics posted at: The Cult of CAAD (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/681944-The-Cult-of-CAAD...)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-12, 12:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 825
Posted By 2ndGen

I just drove myself nuts blackening out...

I just drove myself nuts blackening out everything that I could on my bike.
I settled with leaving the derailleurs silver. I have a BBQ CAAD9.
Don't do it to yourself! Don't go through what I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-12, 12:36 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,017
Posted By 2ndGen

Thanks for those links. :thumb:

Thanks for those links. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-12, 12:33 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,017
Posted By 2ndGen

I just gussied up my bike recently. Put it...

I just gussied up my bike recently. Put it somewhere you'll see it.
Top tube is a great place of course and it'll stay protected from road debris and lubes.
I just had a custom sticker made up to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-12, 12:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,435
Posted By 2ndGen

Not worth it to make such a small jump in groups....

Not worth it to make such a small jump in groups.

If you were going to go to 105/Ultegra (which can be had for very reasonable prices), then absolutely.
That's a nice looking CAAD. If you were...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-12, 11:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,238
Posted By 2ndGen

Whoa! That Felt 85 is an awesome deal. More 105,...

Whoa! That Felt 85 is an awesome deal. More 105, Mavic CXP22 wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-12, 11:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,238
Posted By 2ndGen

There is the risk of not being happy with the...

There is the risk of not being happy with the bike once you receive it, not having it fit you properly + the added costs of having to pay to have your bike assembled & being fitted to it to consider...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-12, 10:14 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,859,648
Posted By 2ndGen

I was just checking out CDale's site. No...

I was just checking out CDale's site.
No Himods for 2012?
Or does the Evo replace it?
Or are all SuSi's HM's now?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-12, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10,289
Views: 2,832,097
Posted By 2ndGen

Love the SuperSixes.

Love the SuperSixes.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-12, 09:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 869
Posted By 2ndGen

Nice. Good for you.

Nice. Good for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-12, 09:44 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,455
Posted By 2ndGen

Nice. Zero cables. Are those Campy? ...

Nice.
Zero cables.
Are those Campy?

http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h403/CAAD9/dsc_3515_600-1-1.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-12, 09:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 869
Posted By 2ndGen

Hope you can score them if they are still...

Hope you can score them if they are still available. Good luck. :)



Tell me about it. If I were building a crit bike, I'd snatch them up. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-12, 09:01 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,859,648
Posted By 2ndGen

Hot!

Hot!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-12, 08:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,984
Posted By 2ndGen

Hope it works out for you. If it doesn't, try the...

Hope it works out for you. If it doesn't, try the SPD-SL Shimano 105 5700 pedals.
I've never heard of anybody having that "unsecured" feeling with them.
Good luck.
:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-12, 08:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,238
Posted By 2ndGen

Hi Chris. Welcome aboard. You will...

Hi Chris.

Welcome aboard.

You will improve on the road bike for sure.
Also, out of those two, both are close in spec.
I'd say "fit" would be the determining factor there.
You really have...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-12, 08:18 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,859,648
Posted By 2ndGen

Vanno.Velo's crankset/pedals/saddle/seat post...

Vanno.Velo's crankset/pedals/saddle/seat post clamp would be perfect here.
I'm not one for colored tires, but this bike is nice.
Some will say that those parts would be "too much".
Some will...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-12, 08:04 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,859,648
Posted By 2ndGen

Team Replica...Hot or not? :D ...

Team Replica...Hot or not? :D

http://www.photosgraphein.net/images/bikes/cannondale/supersix/001.jpg

http://www.photosgraphein.net/images/bikes/cannondale/supersix/002.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-12, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10,289
Views: 2,832,097
Posted By 2ndGen

That thing is beautiful! I love it! :thumb: ...

That thing is beautiful! I love it! :thumb:



http://www.photosgraphein.net/images/bikes/cannondale/supersix/001.jpg

http://www.photosgraphein.net/images/bikes/cannondale/supersix/002.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-12, 01:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,455
Posted By 2ndGen

Can't remember where, but on one of the links in...

Can't remember where, but on one of the links in the U.K., someone who rode a DA 9000 claimed it kicked Campy and Red's arses functionally. They said it was even better than 7800. To hear that kind...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-12, 12:50 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,859,648
Posted By 2ndGen

:lol: I just totally picked out an...

:lol:

I just totally picked out an occupation from the sky brother! No offense intended!

:D
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-12, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 848
Posted By 2ndGen

I can't help but think he sat down and wrote it...

I can't help but think he sat down and wrote it with a spliff in his hand.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-12, 11:54 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,859,648
Posted By 2ndGen

That's the thing. Who decides what's overboard?...

That's the thing. Who decides what's overboard? When a bike has 2 colors? 3? 4 is too much?
Of course, I like the bike as is too. If it were mine, I'd add those touches to balance things out.
If...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-12, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 960
Posted By 2ndGen

Good deal! :thumb: AS you upgrade it, post it at...

Good deal! :thumb: AS you upgrade it, post it at the Cult of CAAD Thread.
(link in my sig)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-12, 09:07 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 29,304
Posted By 2ndGen

Thanks Rocket! :thumb: Believe it or not, I...

Thanks Rocket! :thumb:

Believe it or not, I drive a Ford Expedition. I'm a very utilitarian kind of guy with my vehicles.
(Okay, maybe the Expedition isn't exactly stock...I've done some work...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-12, 08:38 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,859,648
Posted By 2ndGen

See, I see the bike as unbalanced. First of all,...

See, I see the bike as unbalanced. First of all, there's no such thing as White tape.
Oh, it goes on white, but the moment it's used, it begins to turn into "other than" white.
Plus, IMO a darker...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-12, 06:41 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,859,648
Posted By 2ndGen

B, It's a $5000 aluminum bike! It's...

B,

It's a $5000 aluminum bike!
It's already there! :lol:
(in a good way)

:D
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-12, 05:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By 2ndGen

:thumb: I like the concept.

:thumb:

I like the concept.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-12, 03:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By 2ndGen

Making up my latest playlist...

As I was making up my latest playlist on the iPod thingy,
I came across this site: Cycle by Jog.com (http://cycle.jog.fm/) Anybody use it?



...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-12, 01:08 AM
Replies: 10,289
Views: 2,832,097
Posted By 2ndGen

Don't forget The BF "Cult of CAAD...

Don't forget The BF "Cult of CAAD (http://www.bikeforums.net/group.php?groupid=100)" Group!

And wow. We are world famous. We've been mentioned by CAAD owners across the
world as a place to come...
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