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Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-13, 07:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 734
Posted By surfer777

Bicycle Warehouse has been good to me, I don't...

Bicycle Warehouse has been good to me, I don't know what other people have experienced with them though. I bought a bike two years ago from them, have only been in a couple of times since and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-12, 12:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,445
Posted By surfer777

My dad has the same bike, black gets my vote. ...

My dad has the same bike, black gets my vote. Green could work but I'm not all that into colored tape.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-12, 02:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,087
Posted By surfer777

I'm by no means an expert, but from what I've...

I'm by no means an expert, but from what I've gleaned in the past year or so about road bikes is that if you are going to buy new and potentially plan on upgrading, you'll wanna spend at least $1000....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-12, 10:12 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,458
Posted By surfer777

I thought he meant he went in before the store...

I thought he meant he went in before the store closed for the night?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-12, 05:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 774
Posted By surfer777

I can't get them for a couple weeks, gotta finish...

I can't get them for a couple weeks, gotta finish up this semester but when I'm home I'm for sure picking them up! Thanks guys!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-12, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 774
Posted By surfer777

I think y'all are talking me into road...

I think y'all are talking me into road pedals...my biggest hangup is the one sided entry, but if you guys say that the pedals are weight to hang the right way all the time then I may as well give it...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-12, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 774
Posted By surfer777

Evaluate my pedal options!

Hey Guys,

I'm getting new pedals and shoes (new to clipless systems) and I've narrowed my search down to basically one pedal. I'm getting Shimano R133 shoes (got a killer deal at Bicycle...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-12, 04:58 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,650
Posted By surfer777

I like having shaven legs. I HATE shaving...

I like having shaven legs. I HATE shaving them...mostly because sometimes I shave and get nasty razor burn and bumps but other times its totally smooth. I never know what each shave is going to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-12, 12:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,831
Posted By surfer777

Everything is still original...except bar tape :P...

Everything is still original...except bar tape :P

Don't have money to afford upgrading, and frankly don't really care about upgrading because I see no need. I dig the setup I have as is, why fix...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-12, 11:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 895
Posted By surfer777

What clones2 said. I just don't like knowing I'm...

What clones2 said. I just don't like knowing I'm at the end of my gearing...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-12, 06:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 700
Posted By surfer777

Ghost Rider...never thought about getting a...

Ghost Rider...never thought about getting a couple quick releases for the schwinn...anyone have experience with this? I've never heard of converting to a quick release, that could be an awesome...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-12, 01:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,372
Posted By surfer777

Find a building nearby with shower access!

Find a building nearby with shower access!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-12, 01:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 700
Posted By surfer777

Its an old 5-speed, gearing is ok for little...

Its an old 5-speed, gearing is ok for little hills but for the rides with a view I'm gonna need some more gearing. Or just stick to flatter rides, which is a possibility. Through the canyons it can...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-12, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 700
Posted By surfer777

Awesome thanks for the replies guys. Didn't know...

Awesome thanks for the replies guys. Didn't know the GMC was that bad...should have expected it though since its from Walmart.

I suppose keeping the Schwinn is an option, however, hills are a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-12, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 700
Posted By surfer777

Walmart Road Bike for school

I just saw a post about buying a road bike for school and there was a link to some walmart road bike, a GMC denali or something like that. I'm thinking about buying a cheap bike I don't have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-12, 11:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,438
Posted By surfer777

Yeah...the Revenio isn't a piece of crap...my Dad...

Yeah...the Revenio isn't a piece of crap...my Dad rides the Revenio 3.0 and I've had a chance to ride it quite a few times. Awesome bike. Great quality, really solid bike. For the price you pay,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-12, 11:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,273
Posted By surfer777

Yeah I was thinking ballpark as well...especially...

Yeah I was thinking ballpark as well...especially since my computer didn't have me input my weight, bike weight, etc. But it sounds like typically the actual burned calorie count will be lower than...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-12, 10:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,273
Posted By surfer777

Calories burned according to computer...

My computer on my bike tells me how many calories I burn during my ride. Generally speaking, are these numbers fairly accurate? Do they at least give you a ballpark estimate?

Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-12, 12:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,878
Posted By surfer777

Bacon grease.

Bacon grease.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-12, 05:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,402
Posted By surfer777

Surfing. More to it than paddling...I've found...

Surfing. More to it than paddling...I've found that when I'm consistently riding, my surfing improves. Better control of the board, better balance, more powerful turns.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-12, 11:55 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-11, 10:13 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,794
Posted By surfer777

I gave my Dad a new jersey! Every year it...

I gave my Dad a new jersey! Every year it becomes so much more fun to give something cool than it is to get something cool.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-11, 06:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,759
Posted By surfer777

Where do you keep your spare tires?

Where do you keep your spare tires?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-11, 01:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,687
Posted By surfer777

Feeling like I'm flying. Feeling free to go as...

Feeling like I'm flying.
Feeling free to go as far as my legs will take me.
The sense of accomplishment that comes from doing a solid ride.
The fun of it all!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-11, 08:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,035
Posted By surfer777

Hahahaha I was kidding about the salt comment,...

Hahahaha I was kidding about the salt comment, who would wanna drink salty water while riding?! I know, electrolytes and blah blah blah but straight salt water...no way! Interesting numbers there...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-11, 12:41 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,641
Posted By surfer777

My roommate feels that winter is the time to...

My roommate feels that winter is the time to cross train for his bike riding and that he needs to work on his core muscles so he will be a better rider. I've always felt that the best way to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-11, 11:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,035
Posted By surfer777

Dump some salt in your water!

Dump some salt in your water!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-11, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By surfer777

Yes getting caught in the rain won't cause any...

Yes getting caught in the rain won't cause any damage to that bike so long as you take proper care of it. Mostly common sense, dry it off when you get home, etc. All the stuff you would do to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-11, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By surfer777

I don't know anything about the Forme Vitesse,...

I don't know anything about the Forme Vitesse, but out of the bikes you've chosen, it has the best components. 105 is a great group set. If you're already tempted to buy the Forme Vitesse then go...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-11, 12:08 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,158
Posted By surfer777

Felt Z85 and the Raleigh Revenio 3.0. Both...

Felt Z85 and the Raleigh Revenio 3.0. Both really great bikes, I've ridden both and they are very similar. Both come equipped with Shimano 105 components, both weigh about the same (~20 pounds) and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-11, 11:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,144
Posted By surfer777

I've used the genuine innovations levers before...

I've used the genuine innovations levers before too and had the same problem, snapped super easy. They'll send you free replacements if you contact them but chances are good they'll just snap again....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-11, 08:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,554
Posted By surfer777

Single speed and fixed gear are not the same...

Single speed and fixed gear are not the same thing. A single speed doesn't require that your legs constantly move. I would suggest looking at a used older bike, something that you wouldn't be...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-11, 10:16 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,100
Posted By surfer777

My Felt isn't carbon but it is a fantastic bike. ...

My Felt isn't carbon but it is a fantastic bike. My vote is for the Felt even though I'm quite biased.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-11, 09:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,619
Posted By surfer777

Happened to my buddy's trek, but his bike isn't 6...

Happened to my buddy's trek, but his bike isn't 6 months old. More like 6 years old. Not super old, but it raised warranty issue questions for a little bit. They are replacing the frame luckily. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-11, 03:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,156
Posted By surfer777

I've noticed a clicking too, only in my left...

I've noticed a clicking too, only in my left pedal. They are flat, not clipless. Only clicks when pushing down after riding for a while. Could you go into more detail as to what to look for in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-11, 10:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,002
Posted By surfer777

I got a bug in my eye, some kind of fly. Thought...

I got a bug in my eye, some kind of fly. Thought I got it out and finished my ride (it was about 10 miles to the house). Got home, looked in the mirror and my eye was still super red. I pulled my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-11, 02:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,053
Posted By surfer777

Maybe your knees get more direct sun than the...

Maybe your knees get more direct sun than the rest of your legs?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-11, 06:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,405
Posted By surfer777

I'll be going from my Z85 (aluminum with carbon...

I'll be going from my Z85 (aluminum with carbon forks, weighs ~20 lbs.) to my vintage Schwinn suburban (all steel, ~40 lbs.). Heading up to school and I'm not taking my nice bike to college where...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-11, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By surfer777

how long you gonna be there?

how long you gonna be there?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-11, 10:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,084
Posted By surfer777

I have the Z85, and I'm so happy with it. ...

I have the Z85, and I'm so happy with it. Awesome bike. Great ride, very smooth and enjoyable, plus it is very customizable. If you want to be more upright you can be pretty upright, if you wanna...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-11, 10:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,101
Posted By surfer777

My Dad has a Raleigh Revenio 3.0, great bike. He...

My Dad has a Raleigh Revenio 3.0, great bike. He got it new for like 1200 or 1300. Went back to the LBS we got it from a couple weeks ago and the price had dropped to 999. Raleigh updated the...
08-12-11, 01:54 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,223
Posted By surfer777

Gotta love run-ins with officer dick...

Gotta love run-ins with officer dick...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-11, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 790
Posted By surfer777

Yeah I wouldn't worry about slowing traffic, if...

Yeah I wouldn't worry about slowing traffic, if you think about it, most cyclists are going slower than traffic most of the time anyways so everyone has about the same effect on traffic. It is when...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-11, 10:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 790
Posted By surfer777

well...you could always ride on the sidewalk and...

well...you could always ride on the sidewalk and then ride on the street and feel the difference. The street is a much smoother ride and if there are bike lanes you have no reason to worry!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-11, 10:38 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,234
Posted By surfer777

So if you buy clipless road pedals, buy road...

So if you buy clipless road pedals, buy road shoes (obviously) and check compatibility before you buy. Thanks for the info!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-11, 10:10 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,234
Posted By surfer777

when you buy shoes to go with the pedals, can you...

when you buy shoes to go with the pedals, can you buy just about any cycling shoe and just install any cleat on them or do you have to find a shoe that is specifically compatible with your clipless...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-11, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By surfer777

Thanks for the input guys. The drain gutters...

Thanks for the input guys. The drain gutters aren't the ones with the grates, its just an extension of the gutter on the side of the road into the bike lane. I've gotten to know which gutters are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-11, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By surfer777

Drain Gutters

What do you guys do about the drain gutters that come out into the bike lane leaving you about 4 inches of road to ride on before you are in the next lane over? On a road where the speed limit is...
08-09-11, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By surfer777

Awesome pastorbob it is much appreciated!

Awesome pastorbob it is much appreciated!
08-08-11, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By surfer777

Thanks for the tip I'll look for a scrap yard!

Thanks for the tip I'll look for a scrap yard!
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