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Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By goenrdoug

You could always post a detailed series of...

You could always post a detailed series of pictures and let us all rip it to shreds and argue about how everything (including the frame) needs to be replaced...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By goenrdoug

Go with the purple Emonda. The level of ride...

Go with the purple Emonda. The level of ride comfort isn't going to be appreciably different between the two, quite honestly -- the Domane is just going to be more upright. That might make it more...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By goenrdoug

I think nothing.. :/ ...

I think nothing.. :/

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 624
Posted By goenrdoug

but, what about a spider ring? :P Just...

but, what about a spider ring? :P

Just kidding. Beautiful bike! I have been breaking my own new supersix in for a couple of months now and loving it. I went with the acid red. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 880
Posted By goenrdoug

First thing to buy is SHORTS: don't waste...

First thing to buy is SHORTS: don't waste time/money buying "shorts" and go straight to a pair of BIB SHORTS. Pearl Izumi makes a range of them running from $50-$200 via Amazon and whatnot. I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,243,441
Posted By goenrdoug

The only thing I can imagine is that the owner...

The only thing I can imagine is that the owner was riding the third bike at the time of their death and the bereaved spouse decided to sell the house with the remaining bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By goenrdoug

Yes, good deal. Do it!

Yes, good deal. Do it!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By goenrdoug

grease it again? Maybe there's a bit of air in...

grease it again? Maybe there's a bit of air in there?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,430
Posted By goenrdoug

Schwalbe One.

Schwalbe One.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,967
Posted By goenrdoug

Well, this was my strava for a L'etape training...

Well, this was my strava for a L'etape training ride I did two years ago to the village:
https://www.strava.com/activities/923784220/

Maybe it'll give you an idea of the distances and challenges...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,967
Posted By goenrdoug

I live semi-locally, have done Solvang 5 or 6...

I live semi-locally, have done Solvang 5 or 6 times, climb the local hills a lot, etc. I've done the GMR part to the Village three or four times. Each time I did a bit of the part to the Ski-lifts...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,705
Posted By goenrdoug

second vote for buying the $500 trek 1.2 (if it's...

second vote for buying the $500 trek 1.2 (if it's a 56)

After a month of saturdays, you'll be an expert, having ridden multiple times, gone down the internet hole researching why this-or-that is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,468
Posted By goenrdoug

Yep, you are well on your way. Enjoy the ride(s)!

Yep, you are well on your way. Enjoy the ride(s)!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,468
Posted By goenrdoug

yep. I'd suggest getting some good BIB shorts,...

yep. I'd suggest getting some good BIB shorts, settle on some double-sided pedals (like SPEEDPLAY) and shoes to go with.. That'll take you through your next couple of lengthy-research purchases. ;)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,468
Posted By goenrdoug

Congrats! You're going to love that bike. ...

Congrats! You're going to love that bike.

Regarding the saris carrier. I had one of those and found out the hard way that one should put a rag between the contact points and the bike.

Also,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,468
Posted By goenrdoug

That Emonda is a nice bike. 105 is a totally...

That Emonda is a nice bike.

105 is a totally respectable groupset and the 5800 and r7000 are negligibly different -- you won't need to upgrade anything as it wouldn't really be an upgrade,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,468
Posted By goenrdoug

I dunno, but you might do well to go grab that...

I dunno, but you might do well to go grab that Emonda for $900 and then hit the local Trek shop for a few hundred bucks in gear, a cursory fitting, etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,468
Posted By goenrdoug

You could probably walk away with the Emonda for...

You could probably walk away with the Emonda for an even grand. Any bike shop will happily service, fit, etc. the bike for you. I'm just saying, you might be more warmly welcomed if you just dropped...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,961
Posted By goenrdoug

Perfect. The older the thread, the more difficult...

Perfect. The older the thread, the more difficult it'll be to read until...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,961
Posted By goenrdoug

idea: board feature that makes the background...

idea: board feature that makes the background color progressively darker based on the age of the initial post in the thread.

Posted today? bright white background.

Posted 10 years ago? Black...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,468
Posted By goenrdoug

The Emonda is a good deal. Note that it's rim...

The Emonda is a good deal. Note that it's rim brakes versus disc. As a new rider, disc will be slightly more forgiving of mistakes, but either is fine.

The only other major difference to keep in...
05-23-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,333
Posted By goenrdoug

Using that craigslist bike as an example, maybe...

Using that craigslist bike as an example, maybe you could find someone local to pay $300 and you pay $300, then the bike is theirs when you leave...?
05-22-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,333
Posted By goenrdoug

It might be a good idea to just buy something...

It might be a good idea to just buy something like this:
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/bik/d/hermosa-beach-womens-giant-avail-road/6888247769.html
and sell it when you leave... ?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,243,441
Posted By goenrdoug

Out for the first shakeout ride last week. ...

Out for the first shakeout ride last week.

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 611,725
Posted By goenrdoug

I have a massive head and know exactly what you...

I have a massive head and know exactly what you mean. The Rivbos fit/stretch nicely and are comfortable all day long for me.

As an aside, my massive noggin has also resulted in a lot of cycling...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 611,725
Posted By goenrdoug

These have served me well:...

These have served me well: www.amazon.com/RIVBOS-POLARIZED-Sunglasses-Glasses-Interchangeable/dp/B07NRQMV2S
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By goenrdoug

Pointless. I downloaded them all before you made...

Pointless. I downloaded them all before you made them private. I have sold your data to Russia.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By goenrdoug

If it's 105 or better, don't bother, for now....

If it's 105 or better, don't bother, for now. Just keep replacing the parts that wear (chain/cassette/tires/tape) and ride.



Where'd you buy the bike? If it's a shop that mostly sells road...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By goenrdoug

9-speed Ultegra 6500. Have it on my trainer/rain...

9-speed Ultegra 6500. Have it on my trainer/rain bike and honestly, it shifts more smoothly than my 6800 on my main bike.

OP: 9-speed parts are getting more difficult to find, but if everything...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 24,906
Posted By goenrdoug

https://i.pinimg.com/236x/78/30/e2/7830e2fcf719434...

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 24,906
Posted By goenrdoug

No, aero is everything... ...

No, aero is everything...

https://krisdedecker.typepad.com/.a/6a00e0099229e888330133f4a5ab34970b-500wi
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,287
Posted By goenrdoug

Sure: ...

Sure: https://www.cannondale.com/USA/bike/Productdetail?Id=a35322af-90a8-4613-862f-a4abf5261c81
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,039
Posted By goenrdoug

That did it. Kudos! :D

That did it. Kudos! :D
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,039
Posted By goenrdoug

Nope, still says, "The requested activity could...

Nope, still says, "The requested activity could not be found"
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,039
Posted By goenrdoug

Yeah, same here. :( I wanna check it out on...

Yeah, same here. :(

I wanna check it out on flyby and see just how many times we passed one another back-and-forth. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,039
Posted By goenrdoug

I find the farther you go, the more all the...

I find the farther you go, the more all the 'little things' matter... Like how much caffeine you've had, how much/little you've eaten, what you had for dinner the night before, etc. I suspect you're...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,039
Posted By goenrdoug

Wow, good eye! My ride partner and I were busy...

Wow, good eye! My ride partner and I were busy looking for our third person, so I must've missed you -- I did spend a decent amount of time keeping an eye out for black CAADs with dudes in all-black...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,039
Posted By goenrdoug

they'll give you a timing chip of some sort and...

they'll give you a timing chip of some sort and you'll roll through a start banner thing which will detect the chip.

I'll be dressed much like I am on my Veloguide page here:...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,039
Posted By goenrdoug

You'll quickly adjust to the dynamics of the...

You'll quickly adjust to the dynamics of the century with regards to drafting, etc. People are open to it, assuming you're not squirrelly...

I'd suggest heeding the advice to not go too fast at...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,039
Posted By goenrdoug

Hey, I'll be out there riding riding Solvang with...

Hey, I'll be out there riding riding Solvang with you this weekend!

Solvang's roads are mostly okay(probably a 6-7 out of 10), but there are some that are downright awful (like Drum Canyon.)

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 24,906
Posted By goenrdoug

frames made out of corn-based products?

frames made out of corn-based products?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,994
Posted By goenrdoug

Yes, thread necromancer, that would be a decent...

Yes, thread necromancer, that would be a decent deal -- assuming it fits and doesn't need new everything.

I've got a 2002 Trek 2000 (very similar) and it's going strong as the trainer/rain bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 714
Posted By goenrdoug

For ~$500 you can probably find something with...

For ~$500 you can probably find something with 10-speed 105 in decent shape on Craigslist.

I don't know where you live, but, for instance, near me, this can be had for probably under $400 once...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,358
Posted By goenrdoug

I'd suggest craigslist for this bike. If you...

I'd suggest craigslist for this bike. If you decide you want to ride more, you're going to decide you want something different than what you have anyway, so...

As for riding with kids, I can only...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 773
Posted By goenrdoug

What, no Speedplay love? Granted, they can be a...

What, no Speedplay love? Granted, they can be a bit pricey when purchased NEW... I've found bargains on Craigslist where people used them for a short time, decided they didn't like them (or riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-18, 02:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,487
Posted By goenrdoug

Well, as I've read about the pedal, walkability...

Well, as I've read about the pedal, walkability has apparently come up a few times... Obviously, one tends to get used to the cleats they wear over time. In my opinion, the extra material I indicated...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-18, 10:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 512
Posted By goenrdoug

Got a spirited Saturday 40-mile ride in hammering...

Got a spirited Saturday 40-mile ride in hammering around the not-burnt hills with about 8 other like-minded guys. The wind really cranked up on us to make things interesting, but me and a South...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-18, 10:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,487
Posted By goenrdoug

Sweet Jesus, what happened to her legs?!

Sweet Jesus, what happened to her legs?!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-18, 05:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,487
Posted By goenrdoug

That does look like a pretty walkable design...

That does look like a pretty walkable design...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-18, 01:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,487
Posted By goenrdoug

and this view from the bottom might help to...

and this view from the bottom might help to illustrate:

Added red material for a walkable surface with the cross-hatched part being harder and helping to guide the spindle toward the metal tongue...
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