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12-24-17, 08:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,608
Posted By Larry77

I have a Tundra as well, I use a hitch mount...

I have a Tundra as well, I use a hitch mount receiver mostly. I have at times put it in the rear seat with the front wheel off--it fits in my Crewmax pretty easily that way. I personally don't like...
12-06-17, 10:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,608
Posted By Larry77

I would make sure to "set" the brakes, can see...

I would make sure to "set" the brakes, can see many videos on it. I've noticed sometimes that new pads and rotors can squeal until you get them worn in a little. I've also had to sand down my pads...
12-03-17, 10:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,644
Posted By Larry77

I put some Kool stop brake pads on my SS commuter...

I put some Kool stop brake pads on my SS commuter and that helped a little. Kool Stop Brake Pads...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-17, 07:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,182
Posted By Larry77

I think it's nice to have a bike that just lives...

I think it's nice to have a bike that just lives on the trainer, but maybe that's because I'm lazy and I like to have my bikes set up the way I am going to ride them (ie rain bike with fenders, #1...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-17, 08:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,415
Posted By Larry77

For me, an easy recovery ride was the only thing...

For me, an easy recovery ride was the only thing that helped.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-17, 07:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,585
Posted By Larry77

I'm curious about this, I use The Hammer and used...

I'm curious about this, I use The Hammer and used to calibrate almost every ride but I didn't notice any difference so I stopped. What do you notice as an improvement by calibrating so often?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-17, 07:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,585
Posted By Larry77

Make sure you get a "smart" trainer, Zwift is not...

Make sure you get a "smart" trainer, Zwift is not nearly as fun without one. The Wahoo Kickr Snap is a really popular cheaper trainer. It should be in the DC reviews...
11-13-17, 07:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,712
Posted By Larry77

I've mounted a few hitch receivers to different...

I've mounted a few hitch receivers to different cars over the years, often they mounted extremely easy with a socket set and the included bolts (take a look at Amazon). I wouldn't pay someone labor...
11-12-17, 04:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,712
Posted By Larry77

Everyone keeps saying to ride the 5 miles, if it...

Everyone keeps saying to ride the 5 miles, if it was a road or hybrid sure no problem but if it was my mountain bike I would not enjoy a flat 5 mile ride on roads. Hitch receive bike racks are a lot...
10-07-17, 08:43 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 16,561
Posted By Larry77

I love my "Take a Look" glasses mounted mirror. ...

I love my "Take a Look" glasses mounted mirror. It works really well for group rides to watch the pack behind me, especially when I'm leading. If I'm riding trails, either with a cross bike or my...
08-14-17, 06:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,801
Posted By Larry77

Check out the Shimano 6800 wheelset, I have a set...

Check out the Shimano 6800 wheelset, I have a set on my #2 bike and my wife has a set, they have been reliable and they actually ride really nice for <$300.

Shimano 6800 Wheelset on Western Bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-17, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,036
Posted By Larry77

I have a couple Focus bikes and have found them...

I have a couple Focus bikes and have found them to be very well made and with very thought out designs. I like Focus because they aren't as common as some of the "mainstream" brands so you won't see...
08-06-17, 08:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,460
Posted By Larry77

I did it for my single speed commuter. I put...

I did it for my single speed commuter. I put "Huffy" decals on it just for fun and to make it look like a cheap bike. Personally if you are restoring an old frame I would either go with original...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-17, 08:20 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 14,137
Posted By Larry77

You have to be careful with third party sellers...

You have to be careful with third party sellers on Amazon but if you bought directly from them I wouldn't be worried.
08-02-17, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,899
Posted By Larry77

I've used both types of trainers and I prefer the...

I've used both types of trainers and I prefer the feel of the direct mount CycleOps Hammer that I have now. I have the added benefit of keeping a bike on my trainer at all times so I don't have to...
08-01-17, 07:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,770
Posted By Larry77

In my opinion you can't beat the "Take a Look"...

In my opinion you can't beat the "Take a Look" glasses or helmet mount mirror. I use the glasses mounted version and once I got used to it (a couple rides), I became reliant on it.

Take a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-17, 06:49 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,991
Posted By Larry77

If it were me I would wait to see what Canyon's...

If it were me I would wait to see what Canyon's price point will be in the US. They are known for being a little cheaper than comparable specs of other brands and they do sell a lot of framesets. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-17, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,763
Posted By Larry77

I wouldn't err either way, I would find some that...

I wouldn't err either way, I would find some that fit well and keep getting those. Rapha and Assos usually run small for me so while I wear a L in most brands I wear XL in those.

Go to a couple...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-17, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 763
Posted By Larry77

The "Ss High Blood Pressure" is a great name for...

The "Ss High Blood Pressure" is a great name for a bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-17, 07:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,628
Posted By Larry77

I have a couple Di2 bikes and other bikes that...

I have a couple Di2 bikes and other bikes that are mechanical, the electronic shifting is "nice" to have but certainly not necessary.

How are the wheels on the bike, do you have some you like...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-17, 06:35 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,018
Posted By Larry77

I agree with others who spoke of "touch points"...

I agree with others who spoke of "touch points" being the most important.

To your shoe question, I would also check out the Giro Empire's as I've found the laces make adjustments easy and they...
07-03-17, 01:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,013
Posted By Larry77

I love the display, it's actually nice that it...

I love the display, it's actually nice that it beeps when you are at the top or bottom of the cassette. The 1x is nice for it's simplicity but I do have to "re-acclimate" after being off the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-17, 12:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,386
Posted By Larry77

I would highly recommend learning how to build it...

I would highly recommend learning how to build it yourself. Pretty much anyone can put bikes together with a few basic tools (Youtube videos giving step-by-step instructions of everything). You...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-17, 08:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,177
Posted By Larry77

I have only had the P1s pedals and have been...

I have only had the P1s pedals and have been mostly happy with them. I like that they are easy to move to whichever bike I'm riding that day and they don't require any fancy adjustments like the...
06-13-17, 08:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,296
Posted By Larry77

This is how I feel, and the mountain bike trails...

This is how I feel, and the mountain bike trails I ride are not exactly easy. I would be frustrated by riding my full suspension MTB on gravel roads like someone else mentioned (I have a gravel bike...
06-12-17, 10:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,828
Posted By Larry77

For budget CX these seem pretty popular but you...

For budget CX these seem pretty popular but you do realize you will probably not find both "budget" and "lighter" wheels...

Mavic Crossride Wheelset...
06-12-17, 07:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,296
Posted By Larry77

I agree that MTB'ing is much harder because there...

I agree that MTB'ing is much harder because there isn't an "easy" way to do anything (unless you walk the whole route). In road biking you get to the top of the hill and you know you can relax on...
05-31-17, 08:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,604
Posted By Larry77

We used to have a few mentally disabled people...

We used to have a few mentally disabled people that couldn't drive ride bikes all around town, they often did stuff like this ending themselves in the hospital. Let's assume this guy was listening...
05-31-17, 06:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,020
Posted By Larry77

Personally, I would just change stems...

Personally, I would just change stems...
05-29-17, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,850
Posted By Larry77

I'm happy to help! :geek: I almost put...

I'm happy to help! :geek:

I almost put "Mongoose" stickers on it but I thought it would be funnier if it was a "Huffy". This was a fun project because it didn't feel so serious and the price tag...
05-29-17, 01:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,850
Posted By Larry77

Nice Johnnytheboy! I have 28's on...

Nice Johnnytheboy!

I have 28's on it...close but they fit.

Wish the frame had eyelets but it rides great and will be a lot of fun!
05-28-17, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,850
Posted By Larry77

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d89/sheltonlp/22...

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d89/sheltonlp/22Huffy22%20seatpost.jpg

Original Felt seat post and white clamp

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d89/sheltonlp/22Huffy22%20Shimano%20105.jpg
...
05-28-17, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,850
Posted By Larry77

Meet "Huffy" the single speed

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d89/sheltonlp/22Huffy22%20bike.jpg

I always wanted a Huffy growing up so I built my own as a single speed commuter. Meet "Huffy"...

Specs:

Frameset: ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-17, 08:13 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,817
Posted By Larry77

Usually I like something a little different than...

Usually I like something a little different than everyone else at the group rides, that's why I really liked Focus as a brand but unfortunately there is not a good LBS for Focus road bikes in the PDX...
05-24-17, 06:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,148
Posted By Larry77

There are plenty of reasonably priced bullhorn...

There are plenty of reasonably priced bullhorn bars that are pre-drilled, to be safe I'd get some of those...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-17, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,518
Posted By Larry77

Cannondale Synapse, their aluminum frames have...

Cannondale Synapse, their aluminum frames have mounts I believe.
05-17-17, 08:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,316
Posted By Larry77

I've had good luck with Park Tools grease but I'm...

I've had good luck with Park Tools grease but I'm sure there are cheaper options. I find these tubes on Amazon last quite awhile for me:

Park Tool Grease in tube...
05-17-17, 07:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,522
Posted By Larry77

I've used Odyssey's for years with good luck. ...

I've used Odyssey's for years with good luck.

Odyssey pedals on Amazon...
05-16-17, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 15,829
Posted By Larry77

I've had a few different brands without an issue,...

I've had a few different brands without an issue, apparently I kept to the same or at least similar sizes...
05-16-17, 06:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 15,829
Posted By Larry77

As long as you get the same size and mounting...

As long as you get the same size and mounting type you are fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-17, 05:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,525
Posted By Larry77

I realized that but figured we are both in the...

I realized that but figured we are both in the same boat...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-17, 07:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,525
Posted By Larry77

I'm awaiting the release of the 9170 shifters. ...

I'm awaiting the release of the 9170 shifters. I'm going to use my 785's for a different bike and am looking forward to a smaller hood feel as well as having buttons on the top for my Garmin.

I...
05-08-17, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By Larry77

I've purchased from both Ribble and Merlin. I...

I've purchased from both Ribble and Merlin. I preferred Merlin because they sent a more complete groupset, they packaged better, and their prices were a little better. Are you looking for a USA...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-17, 10:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,427
Posted By Larry77

My current favorites are my Rapha "PRO TEAM BIB...

My current favorites are my Rapha "PRO TEAM BIB SHORTS II", I don't think I paid the nearly $300 they have listed on their site thought, I think I paid around $200 because of a sale...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-17, 08:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,427
Posted By Larry77

I have both Rapha and Assos bibs, tights and...

I have both Rapha and Assos bibs, tights and shorts. I used to like Assos better than Rapha, but my newer Assos, with the two sides that aren't stitched, are not as good as my other chamois. Now my...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-17, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,546
Posted By Larry77

--Only need one battery, your frame should be...

--Only need one battery, your frame should be "Di2 ready" if you want to use an internal battery.
--You need a Junction A and a Junction B (either internal or external version depending on how you...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-17, 07:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,061
Posted By Larry77

I'm used to 20% discount on accessories. I like...

I'm used to 20% discount on accessories. I like Ibera cages personally and they are only $9 on Amazon. The nice thing about buying a bike at a LBS in my experience has been all the little "favors"...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-17, 10:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,919
Posted By Larry77

I've used ChainReactionCycles quite a bit and...

I've used ChainReactionCycles quite a bit and haven't had any trouble, although I've never asked them questions like that. I have returned items without complications and have been satisfied with...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-17, 08:36 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 22,966
Posted By Larry77

I was not able to order any framesets direct from...

I was not able to order any framesets direct from the companies I was interested in. I suppose I could have ordered one from the LBS but when I looked into that I had to pay MSRP without any hope...
05-04-17, 08:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,448
Posted By Larry77

Wheels could have had something to do with it but...

Wheels could have had something to do with it but the wheels on the Synapse (Mavic Aksium's) I purchased were under spec'd and were upgraded even before I picked up the bike. I don't remember which...
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