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Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-03, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 702
Posted By Sterling

Vittoria open all weather clincher

I did a search for these tires and came up empty handed. I was wondering if any one has used them before. I hear that they are supposed to have a great ride quality and are extremely puncture...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-03, 05:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By Sterling

I have a set of castelli bibs I picked up 3 weeks...

I have a set of castelli bibs I picked up 3 weeks ago. They are great. I wore them for the first time on a century ride and was comfy the whole way. I was just going to buy some shorts but the shop I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-03, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,968
Posted By Sterling

Vittoria or Veloflex

I am looking for new tires for my bike. I want something that has a nice grippy feel, and is durable. The choices I have narrowed it down to are. Vittoria Open Corsa CX or Veloflex Pave. Any...
Forum: Recumbent
05-07-03, 03:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 995
Posted By Sterling

Need bent advice

I am a roadie and MTB rider with great enthusiasm for all types of bikes. My dad is currently in the market for a recumbent. Not only will it be his first bent but also his first bike in many years....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-03, 06:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,461
Posted By Sterling

Breaking away is one of the best movies ever. Not...

Breaking away is one of the best movies ever. Not only is it a cool bike flick but it also has a great story and lots of humor. Been a favorite of mine since I was a kid. If you get the dvd it has...
02-27-03, 06:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 535
Posted By Sterling

Finally got it

Picked up my new bike yesterday and some other goodies.

Brand new Kona Manomano, full suspension
Shock Pump
Bottle Cage
Giro e2 limited edition

paid a grand total of 1185.00 for every thing....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-03, 08:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,152
Posted By Sterling

Entry level components are fine!!!

Warning, this may be long winded.

I recently read a post where a senior member of these forums stated that Shimano 105 would not cut it for racing. General statements that are discouraging to new...
02-21-03, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By Sterling

At least you werent at work.

At least you werent at work.
02-21-03, 08:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,531
Posted By Sterling

Yellow..... I have the felt f-65 and I think...

Yellow..... I have the felt f-65 and I think yellow is a great color for a bike

My new Kona Manomano is black and that looks cool too
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-03, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By Sterling

Be careful buying used. The first bike I bought...

Be careful buying used. The first bike I bought was a used italian steel bike. It had first generation Ultegra sti ( shimano 600) it worked perfectly and I thought it was a great deal. I didnt know...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-03, 01:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,264
Posted By Sterling

I am glad this topic came uo. I was wondering...

I am glad this topic came uo. I was wondering what the general consesus of this was. I ride both road and MTB, I snap my visor off for road and out it back on for the trails.

I can't wait to get...
02-17-03, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By Sterling

I put down a deposit the other day. I will pick...

I put down a deposit the other day. I will pick it up in a couple weeks. Pics will follow.
02-17-03, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By Sterling

Thanks

Thanks to every one who replied to my posts about "what bike to buy." I picked last years Kona MANOMANO. It originally MSRP'd for 1399 and I got it new for less than a grand. Thanks Again for the...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-03, 11:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,465
Posted By Sterling

What bike do you commute with?

I commuted to work last summer on my roadbike. A Felt F-65. I am probably going to pick up a Surly Crosscheck to commute with this spring/summer/fall. I think it will be much more versatile for a...
02-10-03, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By Sterling

Thanks for the replies. I have found out that...

Thanks for the replies. I have found out that this years model is better spec'd for just 80.00 more. I can get a better front fork and disk ready wheels.

I will probably be picking one up soon
02-09-03, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By Sterling

Kona fans, please help

I posted last week that I was trying to decide between a Kona Blast or a Rocky mountain fusion. Well i found what I think is a good deal on a Kona and I just wanted some opinions on it. Its last...
02-03-03, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,354
Posted By Sterling

Kona or Rocky Mountain

I am going to buy a new mountain bike soon and have narrowed my choices down to;

2003 Kona Blast
2003 Rocky mountain Fusion

Does any one have any experience with these bikes? Any thoughts or...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-03, 07:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,531
Posted By Sterling

I have last years felt f-65. I love it. I picked...

I have last years felt f-65. I love it. I picked it up last may and racked up a little over a thousand miles on it over the summer. I also completed two centuries on it. Last years f-65 did'nt come...
10-19-02, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By Sterling

Decision time

I am an avid road biker and am looking for a low cost mountain bike. I am on a very limited budget but my choices are

03 Specialized HardRock 299.00

03 Kona Hahana 299.00

03 Trek 4300 ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-02, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By Sterling

Sorry I cant make it to the hilly hundred. Thats...

Sorry I cant make it to the hilly hundred. Thats a little far away from home for me, since I live in New England. Plus with school/work/kids wouldnt be able to take the time to go out there any ways....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-02, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By Sterling

Trainer Or Rollers

I am in the market for something I can use to train indoors with. I am somewhat familiar with trainers and totally in the dark about rollers. I would like to know what the consesus is regarding each,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-02, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By Sterling

Well if you want opinions this is the place for...

Well if you want opinions this is the place for them. Given your list to choose from I would take the specialized sport. I would avoid the other bikes simply due to the sora componentry. I have...
06-01-02, 05:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 805
Posted By Sterling

I need a tandem

Hi this is my first post in this forum, but i have used the road bike section for a while. I am an avid road/mtb rider, and would like to get a tandem for my wife and i to ride. The priority for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-02, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By Sterling

A carbon fork is totally worth it. I just Had a...

A carbon fork is totally worth it. I just Had a Profile brc on sale for 65.00 at pricepoint.com put on my bike. It replaced the alloy fork. I dont think I gained a huge weight advantage but it does...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-02, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 563
Posted By Sterling

Abuddy of mine just picked up that bike, he...

Abuddy of mine just picked up that bike, he really seems to like it. I have a F65 the yellow one. I really like it, had it for almost two weeks and have been able to put over a hundred miles on it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-02, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By Sterling

Icon air rail

Would the icon air rail CF fork be an improvement over my aluminum one. Does any one have any experience with this fork.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-02, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By Sterling

lower back pain

I just got back from an 18 mile ride. I know 18 miles isnt very long but it is only my second ride. I started to get some lowerback pain around the 15th mile. As i said this is only my second ride,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-02, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By Sterling

speedplay x/3 cleat lube

I picked up my new bike today and had them put some speedplays on. In the instructions it says to be sure and lube the cleat. I have no experience with this so if some one could tell me what needs to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-02, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By Sterling

Do yourself a favor and ride as many different...

Do yourself a favor and ride as many different bikes as possible. Even if they are not in your price range. Each bike has a different fit/ feel/ personality. The mistake I made while I was shopping...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-02, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 998
Posted By Sterling

Reading this thread really stokes me. I do get...

Reading this thread really stokes me. I do get the impression of lot of cyclists are either anti-social or just snobs. However this thread kind of lets me know it is ok to strike up a conversation...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-02, 06:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,349
Posted By Sterling

I will give another vote for the felts. Iwill be...

I will give another vote for the felts. Iwill be picking up mine tomorrow I cant wait. Its the f65, the yellow one full 105 and mavic wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-02, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By Sterling

Eggbeater road cleat

I understand that there is a road cleat coming out for the eggbeaters. Does any onE know if its available and it can be purchased on-line anywhere?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-02, 10:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,553
Posted By Sterling

To me the Camelback/hydration backs were one of...

To me the Camelback/hydration backs were one of the single greatest inventions for ANY outdoor activity. I first started using the old MULE camelback 5 years ago, it was the only one that came in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-02, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By Sterling

Aerobat, I am in Groton, Ct. about 15...

Aerobat,



I am in Groton, Ct. about 15 minutes from Rhode Island.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-02, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By Sterling

A2 the x/3 's are 90 here and the x/2's...

A2
the x/3 's are 90 here and the x/2's are 164. Those are the best prices I have been able to find here.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-02, 06:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By Sterling

speedplay x/3

I am thinking about getting the speedplay x/3's since they are in my budget now. I dont always have a 100 extra dollars. I have heard of some maintenance issues with these pedals. Does any one have...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-02, 09:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,058
Posted By Sterling

Campy vs Shimano = Mental torment I...

Campy vs Shimano = Mental torment

I honestly think one can really hurt themselves trying to decide wich is best. Me, I went with a 105 group because it was on the frame I liked and it shifted...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-02, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 442
Posted By Sterling

The Felts are an all around good deal if you ask...

The Felts are an all around good deal if you ask me. Some people said they have had a problem with fit . But these bikes fit me well. I got the F65 its an aluminum bike with a full 105 gruppo. I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-02, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By Sterling

Questions about pumps

I need to get a pump for my new bike. I am trying to decide between CO2 inflator or a frame pump. The bike I have got has no pump peg, so how do you fasten a frame pump to it? And any input on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-02, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,102
Posted By Sterling

Pistolwhipped, Let me know how you make out with...

Pistolwhipped, Let me know how you make out with the felts. Sterling
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-02, 02:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By Sterling

You may want to consider Felt bikes, The F65 has...

You may want to consider Felt bikes, The F65 has a full 105 gruppo ( better specd than the allez sport). I was pretty impressed with the ride and I tried everything in my price range. The felt fit...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-02, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,102
Posted By Sterling

Good luck with the felt pistol. I had to drive an...

Good luck with the felt pistol. I had to drive an extra 40 minutes to get to my closest dealer.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-02, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,102
Posted By Sterling

I have asked some felt questions and the reply...

I have asked some felt questions and the reply that I got was the eat tube was too short and the top tube to long. But it fit my body well and I was impressed with the ride. Every one says avoid...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-02, 05:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 360
Posted By Sterling

Advice on used frames

I was all set to buy a bike when another deal presented itself. The original bike I was going to buy was an 8 year old colombus slx frame (basso) And the new one that has come up is a 2 year old...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-02, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By Sterling

beginner questions about chain rings

I have decided to purchase a used Basso with an ultegra dura ace mix. It ha a dura- ace double 53-39, with a 27-12 casette. I was wondering if the double will be limiting to me and as a beginner...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-02, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By Sterling

Sorry I need to finish my post!!! How many miles...

Sorry I need to finish my post!!! How many miles are too many for a frame??? The bike in question was ridden mostly recreationally and for some touring. Thanks
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-02, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By Sterling

How much is too much???

I have recently come across a deal for a used Basso. The bike is 8 years old and has approx. 9000 miles on the columbos slx frame. This bake has been impeccably maintained and comes with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-02, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 672
Posted By Sterling

Marin road bikes, is this a deal

Was offered a Marin verona Colombus thron and full 105with mavic rims for 1050. out the door. I dont know a lot about marin any thoughts on this deal let me know
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-02, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 984
Posted By Sterling

Univega quality/ LBS sales men

When ever I go to one of the lbs I tel them I am looking for a roadbike they, ask if I have seen any I like. When I tell them I am interested in a Univega ( I know last year was their last model...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-02, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By Sterling

Questions about everything

I was hoping some of you guys could help me ot with some bike questions. I am 5 foot 8, 165 lbs and I run and swim 4-5 days a week. I am interested in buying a new roadbike. I was burnt buying a used...
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