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07-07-15, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,219
Posted By joelh

GT Tachyon 3.0

Just picked up a 2013 model, virtually unridden, off Clist for $200. Seems like a pretty decent bike. I ride a drop bar road bike but wanted something that I could hop on with any kind of shoe and...
06-21-15, 06:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,469
Posted By joelh

Check craigslist. There are great vaules on very...

Check craigslist. There are great vaules on very good bikes all over craigslist. Nyou may need to get it turned up but you will with a BD bike also
06-21-15, 05:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,885
Posted By joelh

I love steel bikes. When I started riding again,...

I love steel bikes. When I started riding again, I rode a felt aluminum frame and it really beat me to death. I switched to a steel serotta and then finally to a Waterford. The bike is not the...
08-17-13, 06:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,057
Posted By joelh

Hard for me. I live in NC. Several years ago I...

Hard for me. I live in NC. Several years ago I took my bike to Breckenridge and did some riding. 9000 ft made climbing a real chore. Beautiful riding though.
08-17-13, 04:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,057
Posted By joelh

Hard for me. I live in NC. Several years ago I...

Hard for me. I live in NC. Several years ago I took my bike to Breckenridge and did some riding. 9000 ft made climbing a real chore. Beautiful riding though.
08-17-13, 05:19 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 58,136
Posted By joelh

Try a Brooks B17. They are expensive, but are...

Try a Brooks B17. They are expensive, but are just as you describe, narrow on the front and wider under your sit bones. I have thousands of miles on my brooks saddles.
08-16-13, 03:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,145
Posted By joelh

A bit hard to see what is going on, but it is...

A bit hard to see what is going on, but it is either a broken skewer or someone has jury rigged a bolt of some kind. Buy a replacement skewer from an lbs and figure out how to get the old one off,...
08-12-13, 04:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,304
Posted By joelh

I think both are fine bikes. I ride a GT and am...

I think both are fine bikes. I ride a GT and am a bit partial to them. It comes down to fit. Hard to believe that there are dealers that won't allow test rides because fit is everything. Perhaps...
08-09-13, 03:36 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,531
Posted By joelh

Tempted no more! I was on an 18 mile ride this...

Tempted no more! I was on an 18 mile ride this morning and blew a front tire at mile 15. I was pedaling hard and going about 20 mph when then tire went. I managed to get to the grassy shoulder...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-13, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 757
Posted By joelh

I got a Lazer O2 a few weeks ago and love the...

I got a Lazer O2 a few weeks ago and love the fit. The adjustment mechanism is really different and conforms to my head shape really well.
08-08-13, 03:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By joelh

I will check with my doc about advair/simbicort...

I will check with my doc about advair/simbicort if the breathing issues return this fall. I am on ventolin, which is an older form of a steroid inhaler. Yes when I am struggling on a ride,...
08-07-13, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By joelh

Anyyone else battle Asthma?

I was diagnosed with asthma about 4 years ago At times it has really taken the fun out of riding, I am on a daily inhaler and a rescue inhaler and on bad days, I feel like I m breathing through a...
08-07-13, 03:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,704
Posted By joelh

Some of those old steel frame mt bikes are really...

Some of those old steel frame mt bikes are really nice frames. A cheap set of wheels and tires and you are good to go. I particularly like those old specialzed mt bikes
08-07-13, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,494
Posted By joelh

Yes there are stems with different degrees of...

Yes there are stems with different degrees of rise, as well as stems that can be adjusted to different angles. Tell the bike shop what you are wanting to do and they should have some suggestions. ...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-13, 04:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,020
Posted By joelh

Every WTB saddle I have tried has been torture...

Every WTB saddle I have tried has been torture after 10 minutes. Something about that channel down the middle just doesn't work for me. I swapped out to a Brooks On my commuter and all is good with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-13, 06:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,433
Posted By joelh

Just moved up from a 10 year old cheap Giro...

Just moved up from a 10 year old cheap Giro transit to a Lazer O2. Really liked the adjustment on the Lazer.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-13, 06:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,426
Posted By joelh

My first really good frame was an early Colorado,...

My first really good frame was an early Colorado, followed by a CRT. When I got my Waterford, I thought that I didn't need the CRT and sold it. Now I wish that that I had it back. Great frame! A...
08-02-13, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
Posted By joelh

That is a very desirable frame. If it fits, ride...

That is a very desirable frame. If it fits, ride it proudly, if not, there is a market for it.
08-01-13, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,223
Posted By joelh

Try cleaning your rims with a bit of scotchbrite....

Try cleaning your rims with a bit of scotchbrite. Not aggressively. V brakes are know for squealing. A bike shop can adkust the pad so that the hit the rim a bit differently and that sometimes...
07-28-13, 02:54 PM
Replies: 25,407
Views: 2,504,154
Posted By joelh

Got out at 6:30 and did 18 miles. 2 deer, a fox...

Got out at 6:30 and did 18 miles. 2 deer, a fox and a bunch of rabbits. Love early morning Sunday rides.
07-27-13, 01:32 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,531
Posted By joelh

In honor of this thread, I decided that it was...

In honor of this thread, I decided that it was time to replace my 10 year old Giro. Tried on a bunch, intending to get the Giro prolight, but the I tried on a Lazar O2. Super comfy and easy to dial...
07-26-13, 11:08 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,531
Posted By joelh

That prolight looks quite nice. It is probably...

That prolight looks quite nice. It is probably time for an upgrade to my 14 year old Giro Transit. I notice that Performance has them for about $120
07-25-13, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7,575
Views: 2,369,509
Posted By joelh

I picked up this GT ZuM off craigslist for cheap....

I picked up this GT ZuM off craigslist for cheap. I had a brooks saddle and thompson seatpost in my parts bin. All in all a comfy little ride. I really like the single front chain ring and lack of...
07-25-13, 12:42 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,531
Posted By joelh

In the old days we all wore those spiffy little...

In the old days we all wore those spiffy little campagnolo cycling hats. I need to get another one!
07-25-13, 10:36 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,531
Posted By joelh

Anyone ever tempted to ride without a helmet?

I feel like a bit of a hypocrite for even posting this. I am a big believer in helmets. Always wear one, but when I am tooling around the neighborhood in the evening or on a quiet bike path, I...
07-25-13, 10:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,962
Posted By joelh

Really nice looking bike.

Really nice looking bike.
07-25-13, 10:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,226
Posted By joelh

My GT ZUM came with Kenda Kwick-Trax. I am sure...

My GT ZUM came with Kenda Kwick-Trax. I am sure it is not a high end tire, but it is really pretty comfy. Just a bit of tread. Feels plenty stable on gravel, but is plenty smooth on the road.
07-24-13, 02:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,962
Posted By joelh

The specialized has slightly better components,...

The specialized has slightly better components, but not really a big improvement. Neither fork is anything special. You didn't list wheels. Those will have as much impact as anything.
07-23-13, 06:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 807
Posted By joelh

new hybrid, i like it!

I have been a road bike rider for years, but lately have been wanting something that i could hop on and tool around town, perhaps ride to work, and hit a local rails to trails ride.

A GT Zum...
09-19-09, 03:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By joelh

I wear 11.5 in adidas and am comfortable in a 46...

I wear 11.5 in adidas and am comfortable in a 46 Shimano. The toebox in Shimano is bigger than Sidi, so the shoe feels like it runs slightly large.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-09, 02:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,066
Posted By joelh

My 2 rides are a Serotta CRT and a Waterford...

My 2 rides are a Serotta CRT and a Waterford RD-22 with a pro ouzo fork. Both are excellent rides but I give a slight edge to the Waterford. Light and snappy, excellent ride!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-09, 02:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,638
Posted By joelh

This is my RS-22 with a waterford painted ouzo...

This is my RS-22 with a waterford painted ouzo pro fork. This bike is smooth, fast and very light. It comes in at just over 18 lbs. I can't keep up with a 29 mph group, but I bet my waterford...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-09, 04:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By joelh

I did afternoon SAG for that event. Lots of fun!...

I did afternoon SAG for that event. Lots of fun! Hope you enjoyed your ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-09, 05:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 661
Posted By joelh

I did 60 in Central NC today, but I started at...

I did 60 in Central NC today, but I started at 6:30 this morning. Felt great for the first 50, but it was starting to hit the 80 by 10 and the last 5 miles was all the heat that I wanted. Took a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-09, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By joelh

Loosened the top strap and 90% of the discomfort...

Loosened the top strap and 90% of the discomfort went away. I really appreciate the feedback. I did order wedges and will install those as soon as they arrive. The diagram on the wedge site almost...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-09, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By joelh

Cleats are all of the way back, but I am...

Cleats are all of the way back, but I am tightening down the rachet strap pretty well. I will try that looser in the morning and see how it feels. I have always heard how comfortable Sidi's are and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-09, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By joelh

New Shoes & Pedals = Foot pain

I have ridden candies with shimano mountain shoes since I returned to road riding a couple of years ago. After 25 miles or so, I have had problems with hot spots and tingling toes. I recently had a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-09, 04:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 814
Posted By joelh

I am the same height and ride a 56. I use a 90...

I am the same height and ride a 56. I use a 90 stem. I have ridden everything from a 54 to a 58. I like the shorter top tube on a 54 but can't get the handlebars to the correct height. I think that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-09, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2,040
Views: 447,481
Posted By joelh

Can I join? 97 Serotta CRT and just built up...

Can I join? 97 Serotta CRT and just built up Waterford RS-22. I love riding the Serotta. I hope that I will like the Waterford just as much
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-09, 07:19 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 36,541
Posted By joelh

The group was 7400, but I replaced the shifters...

The group was 7400, but I replaced the shifters and rear derailleur with 7700 to run 9 speed. Still have 7400 crank, front derailleur, and brakes on it. One day, I might put back on the 7400 rear...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-09, 02:12 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 36,541
Posted By joelh

Love that paint job. Here is my 97 CTR. Head...

Love that paint job. Here is my 97 CTR. Head tube angle is slightly relaxed, and with longer chainstays, it makes for a super comfy ride. Feels right every time I get on it.
07-26-09, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,433
Posted By joelh

I am having the same issue with a thompson elite...

I am having the same issue with a thompson elite and a steel frame serotta. I had previously greased the seatpost, so i cleaned it off. Will ride it tomorrow and see how it does.
06-24-09, 04:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By joelh

I have exactly the same thing going on with a...

I have exactly the same thing going on with a nitto technomic and a salsa bar. It only happens when I am climbing. I have tightened until I am afraid to tighten anymore. I wondered about a bit of...
06-23-09, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By joelh

I will check the bolts, thanks. That looks...

I will check the bolts, thanks. That looks pretty nasty! I still had the rack and some panniers from my late 70's peugeot, so they are now being put to use.

How long do you find yourself looking...
06-22-09, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,818
Posted By joelh

The extractor in my nashbar kit won't back off...

The extractor in my nashbar kit won't back off enough to thread on. I have an old one that I used "back in the day" now if I can just find it.....
06-22-09, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By joelh

My first Single Speed Conversion

Converted this 82 schwinn traveler for a daily commuter. Put on a 16t freewheel, changed out the bars, brake levers, and saddle. I ran into a bit of an issue removing the crank, so the large...
06-22-09, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,818
Posted By joelh

Older Sugino Crank removal

I am converting a circa 82 schwinn traveler into a single speed and ran into a problem when I tried to remove the crank to take of the large chainring. I removed the dustcap and loosened what turned...
06-20-09, 08:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,238
Posted By joelh

Serotta in Saratoga Springs NY.

Serotta in Saratoga Springs NY.
06-19-09, 07:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,719
Posted By joelh

I didn't weight it before building, should have. ...

I didn't weight it before building, should have. I plan on using it as a brevet/century bike, so will probably be adding fenders, maybe a front rack.
06-19-09, 06:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,719
Posted By joelh

Built up a 10 year old Serotta CRT. With a...

Built up a 10 year old Serotta CRT. With a Brooks saddle and not too light wheels, it comes in at 23 lbs. Full braze on's for racks and fender clearance. It is a super smooth ride.
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