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05-16-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,554
Posted By kokomo61

Isn't the salesperson peddling the bike?

Isn't the salesperson peddling the bike?
05-16-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 145
Posted By kokomo61

Giant Tubeless Wheelsystem

Anyone have experience with the Giant tubeless system? I got a Defy Advanced 2 last year, and rode the whole season with no issues, until a flat late in the season. Couldn't be repaired. The shop...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,375
Posted By kokomo61

The Jake needed some serious maintenance -...

The Jake needed some serious maintenance - chain/cassette, pulleys and front chainring, along with a front hub. Wheels are getting trued, along with replacing brake pads, and re-doing the handlebar...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,375
Posted By kokomo61

It'll go well with my old bike (which my son...

It'll go well with my old bike (which my son rides now). We've got at least one century together on the books for the coming year. Since this pic, we've removed the fenders and rack. I'm putting...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,375
Posted By kokomo61

Good point. Ya got me there. Let me get the...

Good point. Ya got me there.

Let me get the orange water bottles on it, and I'll flip it around for a proper pic. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,375
Posted By kokomo61

Well, here it is. I picked up my new bike today....

Well, here it is. I picked up my new bike today. A-1 Cycling in Herndon, VA worked out a deal that allowed me to step into a brand-new Giant Defy 2. Carbon fiber, hydraulic disc brakes, 105...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,375
Posted By kokomo61

Shop just called and asked what color I'd like....

Shop just called and asked what color I'd like. I'm choosing this one:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,375
Posted By kokomo61

PM sent with shop info.

PM sent with shop info.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,375
Posted By kokomo61

Not yet - I'm keeping the saddle, pedals and...

Not yet - I'm keeping the saddle, pedals and bottle cages, but the wheels / hardware are all in good shape.

Shimano WH-R500 wheels/Continental Gatorskins (Tires have 500 or so miles).
Ultegra...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,375
Posted By kokomo61

I'm sure there's a story behind it. Years ago, we...

I'm sure there's a story behind it. Years ago, we were painting the basement floor before selling a house, and I was unloading the paint at the top of a sloping driveway. I bobbled one of the cans of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,375
Posted By kokomo61

When it's all done, I'll be putting some very...

When it's all done, I'll be putting some very positive words out on social media. I've got a decent footprint (5K FB, 15K LI, 3K Twitter).
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,375
Posted By kokomo61

When I got the call from the tech, I could tell...

When I got the call from the tech, I could tell he was petrified, and in this area, I'm sure there are people who would DEMAND some unreasonable solution until they got what they wanted. From the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,375
Posted By kokomo61

I don't think it was broken in two, but was hard...

I don't think it was broken in two, but was hard enough to crack the seat stay.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,375
Posted By kokomo61

This is great for me. I was planning on upgrading...

This is great for me. I was planning on upgrading bikes this year or next, and moving the OCR C2 to 'crappy day' status. I don't bike commute anymore (live 1 mile from work), so I think I'm going to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,375
Posted By kokomo61

Got a call from the bike shop. They're going to...

Got a call from the bike shop. They're going to move me to a brand new Defy Advanced 2 - it's 105, but as pointed out above, the 105 is better than the older generation Ultegra I had. They have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,375
Posted By kokomo61

If they can't replace the frame with a compatible...

If they can't replace the frame with a compatible one, then we're into replacement territory, so I'd be looking at a Defy or Roubaix (they also carry Specialized). I'd want the best components I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,375
Posted By kokomo61

Looking through the Giant archives, they went...

Looking through the Giant archives, they went from rim to disc in 2015, so they'd be looking for a NOS 2014 composite frame.

2014 Giant Defy models...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,375
Posted By kokomo61

Yep, it's an interesting conundrum. Talked to the...

Yep, it's an interesting conundrum. Talked to the shop today - we agreed that a TCR frame wouldn't work for me, and that they're going to try and source a Defy rim-brake frame, since that's the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,375
Posted By kokomo61

It's a 10-speed Ultegra Triple. The...

It's a 10-speed Ultegra Triple. The Cassette/Chain are in good condition, and the crankset is about 18 months old (I upgraded the old FSA crankset with probably one of the last Ultegra triples out...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,375
Posted By kokomo61

That's probably the right way to go. Out of the...

That's probably the right way to go. Out of the gate, they suggested switching to a TCR frame, and all the components would move over....but I'm concerned about riding a racing geometry, since I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,375
Posted By kokomo61

Oops!

In the "Well, that's something" department.

Dropped my 2008 Giant OCR C2 triple off for it's annual check-up. Bike is in good shape. Hubs are good. Re-did the bottom bracket and upgraded to an...
07-29-12, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By kokomo61

How about trying it against another known working...

How about trying it against another known working ANT+ compatible device? Do you have a access to a Digifit transceiver, or another exercise machine that measures HR and is ANT+ compatible?

This...
07-28-12, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 440
Posted By kokomo61

Repair....replace, or just wait?

I have a Garmin Edge 305 that has been very loyal.....but it's started to just wink out even with a full battery charge. Probably a loose internal connector....but I can't fix that.

So...my...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-09, 04:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,150
Posted By kokomo61

In my case, I took detailed photos of the bike,...

In my case, I took detailed photos of the bike, submitted the retail cost of the bike, along with a copy of an e-mail from the builder that the frame wasn't warranted after a crash, along with a...
Forum: Commuting
04-07-09, 02:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,046
Posted By kokomo61

They WERE Specialized Armadillo CX 32...

They WERE Specialized Armadillo CX 32 tires.....they proved to be a bit TOO beefy. I went back to my trusty Gatorskin 28's, and all is right with the world.
Forum: Commuting
04-07-09, 07:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,046
Posted By kokomo61

I got a Fuji Cross Pro (Ultegra/Dura Ace...

I got a Fuji Cross Pro (Ultegra/Dura Ace drivetrain) for $1170 (1060 or so when you include the Performance points) from PBS last year. This is it in commuting livery...
...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-09, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By kokomo61

Mike Tyson must be a cager...

An altercation between a cyclist and a motorist - a scuffle led to the motorist BITING OFF PART OF THE CYCLIST'S EAR. (http://www.indystar.com/article/20090403/NEWS02/904030373)
Forum: Commuting
03-10-09, 08:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,171
Posted By kokomo61

I love my gatorskins, but I'm running 25's on my...

I love my gatorskins, but I'm running 25's on my roadie and 28's on my commuter.....23's would be too punishing for my 48 year old frame (I'm talking about me....not the bike).
Forum: Commuting
02-06-09, 06:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,292
Posted By kokomo61

You've got to keep this in mind that even if a...

You've got to keep this in mind that even if a driver is at fault for hitting/running over you, they may try to raise the cyclist's contributory negligence as a potential defense (e.g., "If he wasn't...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-09, 08:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 971
Posted By kokomo61

When I got hit, there were lots of witnesses,...

When I got hit, there were lots of witnesses, traffic was stopped in both directions to allow me to cross, and the guy passed the stopped traffic on the right to blow right through the marked...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-08, 07:36 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 16,334
Posted By kokomo61

I didn't think I had one, because the X-rays...

I didn't think I had one, because the X-rays didn't show it. Because I was having pain further up my back, I got the MRI in August - and they sent the report on to the doc.....but never saw the...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-08, 01:19 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 16,334
Posted By kokomo61

In hindsight, maybe - there are a couple of...

In hindsight, maybe - there are a couple of things I could have done better at the time:

1) get witness names - there were a couple people who saw it, and witnessed the accident....and offered...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-08, 08:31 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 16,334
Posted By kokomo61

There's a kid around here (21, but that's a 'kid'...

There's a kid around here (21, but that's a 'kid' to me), who does yard work for $10/hour. 2 hours of raking a week, and it's spotless. I just run a leaf blower to get the stuff out into the yard,...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-08, 06:43 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,041
Posted By kokomo61

I found a wallet on the W&OD trail last year - It...

I found a wallet on the W&OD trail last year - It must have just been dropped, because the guy was only a mile away - he answered his cell phone (there were several business cards of his in the...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-08, 06:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 621
Posted By kokomo61

I don't recall the W&OD ever being plowed.....but...

I don't recall the W&OD ever being plowed.....but maybe I didn't ride those weeks. Usually it's fine until the first persistent snow - then it melts into ice and makes certain sections of the trail...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-08, 10:05 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 16,334
Posted By kokomo61

It's been a while since I updated, but here's the...

It's been a while since I updated, but here's the latest -

I've been released from physical therapy - I had plateaued, and was in the 'acceptable' range for movement/strength, so they ended...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-08, 01:17 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,940
Posted By kokomo61

I use the bell well in advance of overtaking, and...

I use the bell well in advance of overtaking, and increase the number of times I ring it depending on my speed. Rarely, if ever, have I had a problem getting people's attention and having them move...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-08, 01:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,006
Posted By kokomo61

I've never seen the W&OD plowed. Once the first...

I've never seen the W&OD plowed. Once the first big snowfall hits, unless it melts completely, the MUP is a mess of rutted ice until spring temps arrive. Fortunately, it's usually only the month of...
Forum: Commuting
11-10-08, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By kokomo61

You must have seen my "Hit by a car this AM"...

You must have seen my "Hit by a car this AM" thread.....that was on June 23rd....

As far as a backup bike, I have two other bikes I could have used - my Giant CF road bike, or my aluminum/carbon...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-08, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By kokomo61

Three tubes?

I was tired this AM (from staying up to watch the 2 pres speeches), but still determined to commute in....When I went to inflate my rear tire, the presta valve cap popped right out - and that tube...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-08, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By kokomo61

That's a tempting idea.....I don't have a steel...

That's a tempting idea.....I don't have a steel frame bike......

but I do have a dedicated commuter, a CF roadie and a lightweight double, all with decent components....and the amount of time I...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-08, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By kokomo61

What to do with all these parts?

I've got a collection of parts that I'm not using nor likely to use...these range from some take-off's (stems, seatposts), to either unused or lightly used tires, seats, to more expensive things...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-08, 01:50 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,353
Posted By kokomo61

Get the police report, and her insurance info...

Get the police report, and her insurance info (it's supposed to be on the police report.) You already gave her a chance to make this right.....and she's trying to weasel out. Turn it in yourself.
Forum: Commuting
10-23-08, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By kokomo61

I recently bought a couple of books by Chris...

I recently bought a couple of books by Chris Miller - he's one of the founders of National Lampoon, and Animal House was based on a series of short stories he wrote about his college days at...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-08, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By kokomo61

None of these are life-altering events. The lawn...

None of these are life-altering events. The lawn mower thing was funny - it was literally a line of 7-8 mowers that were headed down the MUP (probably starting time for the park maintenance...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-08, 11:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By kokomo61

Normally, I'm in a GOOD mood....

The days I commute in, I'm usually in an upbeat mood...even when the weather's bad (gives me bragging rights about how 'tough' I am.....:rolleyes:)...but today was a bit different...

My Airzound...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-08, 11:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,334
Posted By kokomo61

The guy who hit me passed the stopped traffic on...

The guy who hit me passed the stopped traffic on the right.....
Forum: Commuting
10-21-08, 12:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,116
Posted By kokomo61

I'm 47, and I really don't care if I grow up or...

I'm 47, and I really don't care if I grow up or not. I'm the one having fun on the bike.

Anyway - I ride year round (2X commuting a week for a 43 mile RT), except when there's ice on the MUP....
Forum: Commuting
10-21-08, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By kokomo61

I have a L&M halogen headlamp that works pretty...

I have a L&M halogen headlamp that works pretty well on the W&OD, but the place where I really needed good lighting is on the Fairfax County Parkway trail. Ninja walkers, Ninja dog walkers, and lots...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-08, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,065
Posted By kokomo61

This should be a bit more comfortable to wear.......

This should be a bit more comfortable to wear....

http://us.jawbone.com/
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