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Forum: Foo
02-05-06, 10:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 629
Posted By Marmalade

You're right, what was I thinking. GO HAWKS, ALL...

You're right, what was I thinking. GO HAWKS, ALL THE WAY!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-06, 11:40 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 19,875
Posted By Marmalade

It was great to see this thread pop up since I...

It was great to see this thread pop up since I just bought a Bianchi Veloce. I haven't had a chance to ride it yet, since it arrived Thursday and it's at the lbs. They're fitting it to my specs and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-06, 06:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,510
Posted By Marmalade

After reading his book and seeing him doing...

After reading his book and seeing him doing commmentary for the Tour, I thought he seemed pretty genuine. Nice to find out it's true.
01-26-06, 05:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,714
Posted By Marmalade

Thanks for your helpful remark. Unfortunately, I...

Thanks for your helpful remark. Unfortunately, I already got all the info I needed from the other folks that appreciate sharing info through bike forums, so I didn't really need it. :)
01-25-06, 08:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,714
Posted By Marmalade

So, bikemeister, since you brought up wheels, the...

So, bikemeister, since you brought up wheels, the set that comes on my new bianchi are the Campagnolo Vento G3. The spokes are different, place in threes around the wheels...can you tell me the...
01-25-06, 08:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,714
Posted By Marmalade

Thanks :)

Thanks :)
01-25-06, 08:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,714
Posted By Marmalade

No pictures yet, it's being shipped. I got it on...

No pictures yet, it's being shipped. I got it on a close out from a shop in CA through ebay. Only $1000 brand new. I went to my lbs and paid for a fitting, so I knew the size. They don't carry...
01-25-06, 12:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,714
Posted By Marmalade

Just a note to say I finally made up my mind and...

Just a note to say I finally made up my mind and went with the Bianchi Veloce. Got a great price on a 2005 and can't wait to break it in. Thanks for your input.
Forum: Foo
01-24-06, 09:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 629
Posted By Marmalade

I've been waiting a long time to see this happen!...

I've been waiting a long time to see this happen! I'm already celebrating...just making it to the Super Bowl is satisfying. GO SEAHAWKS!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-06, 04:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 998
Posted By Marmalade

I guess for me the service will be at my lbs...

I guess for me the service will be at my lbs anyway. I'll buy my pedals from them, pay them to put it together. I try to buy there whenever I can. I paid them for a fitting and everything that...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-06, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 998
Posted By Marmalade

I see what you're saying. In one site on ebay,...

I see what you're saying. In one site on ebay, which I'm sure is the same company, they dropped LA's name as a Mercier owner when he first started racing. Of course, that would probably be before...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-06, 01:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 998
Posted By Marmalade

I think Mercier bikes have been around for...

I think Mercier bikes have been around for awhile. Are you saying they are not a reputable company?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-06, 01:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 998
Posted By Marmalade

Thanks for the info about your experience. The...

Thanks for the info about your experience. The LeChampion looks nice, but I think it's aluminum. I have my heart set on steel. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-06, 11:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 998
Posted By Marmalade

Thanks. I forget that I can do a search. That...

Thanks. I forget that I can do a search. That was helpful.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-06, 05:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 998
Posted By Marmalade

Mercier bike at bikesdirect

I've been looking at the Mercier serpens 853 with full ultegra on bikesdirect.com. It looks like a great deal at $1295, but when I asked a friend about it he said he thot there must be a reason it's...
01-20-06, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 860
Posted By Marmalade

Of course, it could work in Basso's favor that...

Of course, it could work in Basso's favor that Jan has a tendency to run into things. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-06, 08:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,348
Posted By Marmalade

Since we moved to where I live now, I have to...

Since we moved to where I live now, I have to walk my bike down a steep gravel driveway to the road. Once there I can ride any number of great routes on rural, low-traffic roads with the knowledge...
01-19-06, 05:59 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,152
Posted By Marmalade

Washington, so green, so beautiful.

Washington, so green, so beautiful.
01-17-06, 10:48 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,489
Posted By Marmalade

Glad to hear it....even if it was in name only. ...

Glad to hear it....even if it was in name only. My first bike was a huffy, only because my son wouldn't have anything to do with it. I took alot of flack for riding that bike. I had no idea why at...
Forum: Foo
01-17-06, 10:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 796
Posted By Marmalade

Ditto!!

Ditto!!
01-17-06, 10:21 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 9,424
Posted By Marmalade

I can only think of one time I got mad while I...

I can only think of one time I got mad while I was cycling. I was riding into the wind and some guy snuck up behind me. I thot he was going to pass, cuz he was moving pretty fast. But he settled...
01-17-06, 09:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,763
Posted By Marmalade

Hmmm. I would like to see Basso and Ullrich...

Hmmm. I would like to see Basso and Ullrich compete on equal footing, but I can see Jan's desire to give everything to the tour. Armstrong has done the same in the past, and I never felt that was...
01-17-06, 06:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,714
Posted By Marmalade

OK, thanks. That answers my question.

OK, thanks. That answers my question.
01-17-06, 06:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,714
Posted By Marmalade

I like the looks of that bike. :) Sounds...

I like the looks of that bike. :)

Sounds like luga are more aesthetic than practical?
01-17-06, 09:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,714
Posted By Marmalade

So, explain lugs to me. I've seen the term...

So, explain lugs to me. I've seen the term "double butted", "triple butted", and now you say "no lugs", I thot it was how the frame is welded together. Can you enlighten me?
01-16-06, 10:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,763
Posted By Marmalade

Yeah, and he's running out of time age-wise, too....

Yeah, and he's running out of time age-wise, too. What is he, like 32? As a rival for Armstrong, I have to say he's been a disappointment, but maybe with his teammates behind him he'll change my...
01-16-06, 10:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,714
Posted By Marmalade

Hey, thanks for the heads up. I may head there...

Hey, thanks for the heads up. I may head there if I can't get my lbs to get what I want. I've actually been in every bike shop in Spokane with flyers for a ride we put on, so I know where they all...
01-16-06, 10:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,763
Posted By Marmalade

It's all about the team. Do they back him 100%? ...

It's all about the team. Do they back him 100%? Or is it whoever looks better after they start? Do I recall the coach badmouthing him in the press at the last tour? I think T-Mobile needs to get...
01-16-06, 10:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,714
Posted By Marmalade

The Veloce is less with the Campy...am I getting...

The Veloce is less with the Campy...am I getting less value? I've heard good and bad...mostly about repairs, that campy parts aren't as readily available. Any truth to that?
Forum: Introductions
01-16-06, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By Marmalade

That is great what you are doing with your...

That is great what you are doing with your tandem! But someone who is profoundly deaf really doesn't have the same safety issues that a "visually challenged" person does. In fact, one of the people...
Forum: Introductions
01-16-06, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By Marmalade

Of course! :) Thanks for the welcome.

Of course! :) Thanks for the welcome.
Forum: Introductions
01-16-06, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By Marmalade

Of course! :) Thanks for the welcome.

Of course! :) Thanks for the welcome.
01-16-06, 01:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,714
Posted By Marmalade

Oh yes..These are nice bikes. It was actually my...

Oh yes..These are nice bikes. It was actually my first choice, but the price was too high. (Worth it, though) My friend has one and loves it.
01-15-06, 09:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,714
Posted By Marmalade

Focusing on the frame makes sense. The bike I...

Focusing on the frame makes sense. The bike I have now has STX components, and I've never had any trouble with it. I'm sure the 105 is a step up from that. I guess I can compare the 105 to the...
01-15-06, 02:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,714
Posted By Marmalade

I've been advised that the Ultegra is worth the...

I've been advised that the Ultegra is worth the extra, but can't speak from personal experience...what can you tell me?
01-15-06, 11:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,714
Posted By Marmalade

I hadn't really been thinking of a custom built...

I hadn't really been thinking of a custom built bike, but found a builder through this site pretty close to home. I only have $1800 tops to spend...can you get a custom bike for that? I'll ask here...
01-15-06, 11:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,714
Posted By Marmalade

That's a pretty bike...the quest is $1400...I...

That's a pretty bike...the quest is $1400...I wonder what it would cost to upgrade to Ultegra.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-06, 10:51 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,348
Posted By Marmalade

steel road bikes look so....svelte (i.e., slender...

steel road bikes look so....svelte (i.e., slender or graceful in figure or outline). Yes, definitely svelte.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-06, 09:27 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,348
Posted By Marmalade

Ahh yes! Sleek and sexy.

Ahh yes! Sleek and sexy.
01-14-06, 06:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,714
Posted By Marmalade

Thanks for heading me in the right direction...

Thanks for heading me in the right direction...
01-14-06, 05:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By Marmalade

I hope I didn't give you the idea that I didn't...

I hope I didn't give you the idea that I didn't respect the training they have had. It's not that. And I do feel my shop has very knowledgeable staff...but they are selling a service and an...
01-14-06, 04:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,714
Posted By Marmalade

Who makes steel bikes?

I've been looking at the Mercier Serpens 853 and the Bianchi Vigorelli...any other suggestions?
01-14-06, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By Marmalade

Well, then it's a no-brainer. I'm going to check...

Well, then it's a no-brainer. I'm going to check into that the next time I go in. They never said there was any kind of discount. Maybe it's negotiable.
01-14-06, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By Marmalade

Good point. I'm not saying there isn't a need...

Good point. I'm not saying there isn't a need for their service...my friend went through the fitting and was very happy. But she was having problems with pain while she was riding and needed the...
01-14-06, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By Marmalade

My lbs has serotta certified fitters with a...

My lbs has serotta certified fitters with a fitting bike...the process takes a few hours to complete. I'm not planning to race, just put in lots of miles. Thanks for the tips, Alan. I'm going to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-06, 08:41 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,348
Posted By Marmalade

Anorexic?! To me the look is clean and classic.

Anorexic?! To me the look is clean and classic.
01-14-06, 12:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By Marmalade

That would make sense, I'll check it out. Thanks.

That would make sense, I'll check it out. Thanks.
Forum: Introductions
01-13-06, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By Marmalade

Hello from Eastern Washington

I'm new to Bike Forums but have been reading posts for awhile. Finally decided to join after finding some very good info. I've been riding for about 10 years. Started mountain biking, then...
01-13-06, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By Marmalade

bike fit

I am in the market for a new bike and my LBS has suggested getting a bike fit at a cost of $100. I've had good luck with my past two bikes, but am planning to spend considerably more for this one...
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