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Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-09, 10:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 614
Posted By riff

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Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-09, 06:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,715
Posted By riff

This is how smart I should have been, 5 weeks...

This is how smart I should have been, 5 weeks ago, when I thought I was "recovered enough" from a flu... Cranked out some long, hard rides, set a few PB's for those routes... Then relapsed & ended...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-09, 06:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,602
Posted By riff

Another vote for the medium size - great pump. It...

Another vote for the medium size - great pump. It prompted me to purchase one of the floor models, which is the best shop pump I've ever owned. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-09, 08:23 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 31,321
Posted By riff

So many nice bikes.... Timo's Merlin is...

So many nice bikes....

Timo's Merlin is still my favorite:

http://imgcash3.imageshack.us/img690/6002/timo12.jpg

And this is right up there:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-09, 11:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 683
Posted By riff

Assos, Castelli, Rapha, Endura, Capo, Giordana......

Assos, Castelli, Rapha, Endura, Capo, Giordana... A lot of good manufacturers make "winter" jackets, in various price ranges. These aren't typically insulated. A soft or hard shell, combined with...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-09, 11:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,576
Posted By riff

I have a Litespeed Ghisallo, and a Lemond Croix...

I have a Litespeed Ghisallo, and a Lemond Croix de Fer - which is made with the same true temper OX platinum steel as the Gunnar. Both have a beautiful ride, great for long distances. My Ti bike is...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-09, 03:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,569
Posted By riff

Ouch! Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Ouch! Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-09, 10:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,704
Posted By riff

Awesome jdon! Hats off to you for doing...

Awesome jdon! Hats off to you for doing that!:thumb:

I guess the "GTA posse" will have to find more amicable reasons for a ride together! :)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-09, 09:37 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,293
Posted By riff

Hey jdon - next time you want to ride that route,...

Hey jdon - next time you want to ride that route, PM a bunch of us GTA'ers! Safety in numbers! :)
10-31-09, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By riff

It is the USPS colors! But it's the KDR1000......

It is the USPS colors! But it's the KDR1000... Found it on close-out as a 4 year old NOS... Don't think any of the team riders would have been on this (size 40)!
10-31-09, 11:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,452
Posted By riff

I've been lucky enough to get a lot of riding in...

I've been lucky enough to get a lot of riding in the Finger Lakes and upstate NY area... The generosity of the shoulders always delights and amazes me!:thumb:

This is a typical country road...
10-31-09, 10:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,452
Posted By riff

I WISH I could do this. I've ridden in enough...

I WISH I could do this. I've ridden in enough centuries in the US to see that road quality is far superior to what we have up here. I live not far from Steeles Ave, which has been voted the worst...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-09, 03:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,816
Posted By riff

Go see a PT. Your IT band issues could be...

Go see a PT. Your IT band issues could be symptomatic of other problems, like glute/hamstring tightness, lower back issues, SI joint, etc. The PT can determine the root cause and treat it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-09, 01:37 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,318
Posted By riff

:lol: I have the Speciallized BG Pro, which...

:lol:

I have the Speciallized BG Pro, which are super comfy, 41.5. I also have the Sidi Ergo 2, 42. These are much lower volume than the Specialized shoes, so there's less toe wiggle room. I may...
10-29-09, 12:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,418
Posted By riff

The Bianchi Roger (SS w/disc) can still be found,...

The Bianchi Roger (SS w/disc) can still be found, though no longer produced.

Fixie Inc makes an awesome CX bike called the Pureblood: can be converted between SS or geared mode.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-09, 11:14 PM
Replies: 19,005
Views: 3,872,289
Posted By riff

^ Ooooo.. Nice! I didn't know they were out yet!...

^ Ooooo.. Nice! I didn't know they were out yet! Where did you find it, umd? Will you be using with Red crankset & brifters?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-09, 10:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,808
Posted By riff

I've used all three, plus Ribble. All are...

I've used all three, plus Ribble. All are excellent. Great prices & quick delivery.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-09, 12:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,192
Posted By riff

+1000! I have a Euskaltel jersey that I wear...

+1000!

I have a Euskaltel jersey that I wear - figure the visibility factor can only help around motorists.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-09, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By riff

:roflmao2: Good stuff!

:roflmao2: Good stuff!
10-28-09, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,148
Posted By riff

True... But darn! That stuff is hilarious! I'd...

True... But darn! That stuff is hilarious! I'd wear it!
10-27-09, 09:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,475
Posted By riff

I picked up the insolito from Wiggle when it was...

I picked up the insolito from Wiggle when it was deeply discounted, and I think it's amazing. Wore it all winter, with the exception of very slushy days.

I found that, despite its slim fit, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-09, 04:10 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,364
Posted By riff

Sounds like an amazing ride! Thanks for sharing...

Sounds like an amazing ride! Thanks for sharing the story and photos! :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-09, 05:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,231
Posted By riff

I used electrical tape to cover the offending...

I used electrical tape to cover the offending velcro - the one wrapped around the seatpost.

Then I moved to this ...
10-25-09, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By riff

We had no problems putting our eight year old's...

We had no problems putting our eight year old's road bike on the KK road machine! Her wheels are 24'', and if I remember, the KK can take down to a 20'' size - even smaller if you get an adapter...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-09, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By riff

The spoke magnet is a non-issue. You can pick up...

The spoke magnet is a non-issue. You can pick up small, flat magnets at most hobby or hardware stores. Just tape onto spoke - I've been using them and they work fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-09, 08:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,358
Posted By riff

Sigh. I ride practically the same routes......

Sigh. I ride practically the same routes... Sadly, I call them rollers.

The Finger Lakes & the Laurentians are the places I will go to get my "climbing" fix, where you can easily get 10000+ feet...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-09, 09:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,908
Posted By riff

I'd second this! The Focus bikes are fantastic (I...

I'd second this! The Focus bikes are fantastic (I got the Milram LW version when in Europe). They have a Di2 equipped one as well, that's within your price range.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-09, 03:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,283
Posted By riff

Awesome, just awesome!!!! Congrats on a...

Awesome, just awesome!!!! Congrats on a beautiful build!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-09, 04:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,763
Posted By riff

But this ...

But this ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-09, 04:48 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,398
Posted By riff

Assos: ...

Assos: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Assos_Chamois_Cream/5360031286/

Other two I like are Paceline euro style and udderly smooth.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-09, 04:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,763
Posted By riff

Arocdnicg to rsceearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy,...

Arocdnicg to rsceearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosnít mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer are in the rghit pcale. The rset...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-09, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,445
Posted By riff

I have about 4000 kms on my Mavic Ksyrium SL's,...

I have about 4000 kms on my Mavic Ksyrium SL's, and they have been excellent. Relatively light, spin up easily, stiff, and have never gone out of true.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-09, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By riff

+1. I have the Road Machine, it's smooth, quiet,...

+1. I have the Road Machine, it's smooth, quiet, reliable.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-09, 03:27 PM
Replies: 26,621
Views: 16,479,583
Posted By riff

Beautiful Serotta! Thanks for sharing the pics! I...

Beautiful Serotta! Thanks for sharing the pics! I am taken with the black tape/white hood combo!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-09, 02:31 PM
Replies: 26,621
Views: 16,479,583
Posted By riff

That Serotta merits some bigger/better pics!...

That Serotta merits some bigger/better pics! Please?!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-09, 02:17 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,436
Posted By riff

The funny thing is that cars give me tons of room...

The funny thing is that cars give me tons of room in winter. Maybe they figure that anyone crazy enough to ride in conditions like that, is likely to go postal & do heaven-knows-what to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-09, 01:46 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,436
Posted By riff

Oh c'mon! Embrace winter! Beer run on the...

Oh c'mon! Embrace winter!

Beer run on the trail:

http://imgcash6.imageshack.us/img10/7152/winterchrome.jpg

Riding on sheet ice with studded tires on the cx bike:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-09, 12:56 PM
Replies: 26,621
Views: 16,479,583
Posted By riff

Winter/rain bike?! Now I want to see what the...

Winter/rain bike?! Now I want to see what the "fair weather" bike is... :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-09, 12:55 PM
Replies: 26,621
Views: 16,479,583
Posted By riff

Quoted because I wanted to see it again! Just...

Quoted because I wanted to see it again! Just awesome!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-09, 02:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,694
Posted By riff

:notamused: They work.

:notamused:

They work.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-09, 10:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,153
Posted By riff

I rode my CX carbon frame through all of last...

I rode my CX carbon frame through all of last winter, including a couple of days that were in the -20 degree range. Rough roads, ruts, etc. No problems.

Just ride it! Bonus: no worries about...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-09, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 605
Posted By riff

Ordered 5-6 times. Great prices, quick shipping....

Ordered 5-6 times. Great prices, quick shipping. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-09, 09:20 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,138
Posted By riff

+1000!!!

+1000!!!
10-12-09, 09:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,999
Posted By riff

I used a Loki softshell all last year for...

I used a Loki softshell all last year for commuting. Granted, it is a lot colder here, but I found that it repelled light rain for a couple of hours at least, snow was no issue, and it breathes a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-09, 08:39 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,886
Posted By riff

Happy Bday ID64! Were you two headed north on Don...

Happy Bday ID64! Were you two headed north on Don Mills on Sat? Yellow or orange kit? I'm always wondering if/when I'll run into some BF'ers here!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-09, 08:35 AM
Replies: 740
Views: 131,620
Posted By riff

It came out to 20.6lbs with everything you see...

It came out to 20.6lbs with everything you see above, minus the waterbottle. It is a super smooth ride! Although the Select wheels don't spin up as smoothly as the racelites.

Edit: Is your Sarthe...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-09, 05:18 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 131,620
Posted By riff

Wow! A lot of beautiful, vintage road bikes here!...

Wow! A lot of beautiful, vintage road bikes here! One of these days I will restore my first bike - a 70's Peugeot.

But for now, here is my new (to me) Lemond Croix de Fer:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-09, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By riff

I have the Specialized knickers, and they are ok,...

I have the Specialized knickers, and they are ok, but far nicer ones can be had. I've never had PI bibs, but the Specialized "S" is pretty snug, and I'm under 130. If the PI works for you, you may...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-09, 02:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,886
Posted By riff

We did a nice 80 mile loop towards Lake Simcoe...

We did a nice 80 mile loop towards Lake Simcoe this morning. It was right at the freezing mark when we left, with strong winds around 20mph. But it was a gorgeous ride. Leaves are turning nicely - my...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-09, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 429,458
Posted By riff

I am really stoked to have found this! I love...

I am really stoked to have found this! I love Platinum OX....

http://imgcash5.imageshack.us/img190/6645/croixdefer1.jpg

http://imgcash6.imageshack.us/img96/7219/croixdefer2.jpg
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