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02-13-15, 11:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,828
Posted By Kingpcgeek

Mtbr.com really likes the Bontrager Ion 700. Its...

Mtbr.com really likes the Bontrager Ion 700. Its right at your budget of $100. Review: Bontrager Ion 700 - Mtbr.com (http://reviews.mtbr.com/review-bontrager-ion-700-2)
01-24-15, 05:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,149
Posted By Kingpcgeek

Having a kidney stone stuck for over six weeks...

Having a kidney stone stuck for over six weeks and recuperating from surgery to remove it for the past week. Hopefully I will get back on the bike next weekend. It is 75 today, but since the Super...
12-31-14, 08:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,144
Posted By Kingpcgeek

I have a 2015 FX 7.2 and its a great bike. But I...

I have a 2015 FX 7.2 and its a great bike. But I was out for a ride and tried to go off road on a desert trail and turned around after 20 feet. There is no way a FX can handle off road
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-14, 04:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,890
Posted By Kingpcgeek

Except that the OP has a PB gift card.

Except that the OP has a PB gift card.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-14, 04:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,463
Posted By Kingpcgeek

Just make sure that the carpet matches the drapes.

Just make sure that the carpet matches the drapes.
11-25-14, 10:37 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 16,872
Posted By Kingpcgeek

I think everyone should buy a Lupine Betty R 10...

I think everyone should buy a Lupine Betty R 10 at a measured 4280 lumens and call it a day.
...
11-24-14, 12:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,622
Posted By Kingpcgeek

7.4 upgrades the drivetrain over the 7.3 as well....

7.4 upgrades the drivetrain over the 7.3 as well. If you are in the US it also comes in grey.

Upgrades from 7.3 FX
Bontrager Nebula carbon fork
Shimano Acera/Deore 27-speed drivetrain
11-21-14, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,006
Posted By Kingpcgeek

The FX 7.2 easily meets that criteria. I paid...

The FX 7.2 easily meets that criteria. I paid $425 for a 2015 FX 7.2 in September. It was a $25 discount off of their standard price because I had purchased a Trek Verve 2 from them a couple of...
11-13-14, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,076
Posted By Kingpcgeek

I don't know about that, but the traffic sure...

I don't know about that, but the traffic sure does get slower and the hair bluer.
11-11-14, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,177
Posted By Kingpcgeek

The LBS installed magnet on my FX never worked. ...

The LBS installed magnet on my FX never worked. I took it off and put three of these Amazon Magnets (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0084UASJQ/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1) on the...
11-04-14, 10:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,139
Posted By Kingpcgeek

I go outside. It was about 80 today here in the...

I go outside. It was about 80 today here in the Valley of the Sun. Looking forward to turning off the home A/C this week.
10-28-14, 07:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,572
Posted By Kingpcgeek

I used some Goo Gone to take stickers off of some...

I used some Goo Gone to take stickers off of some plastic furniture right before a party in my back yard. Within 10 minutes we had at least 100 bees flying around. We all had to go in for a half hour...
10-28-14, 07:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 23,361
Posted By Kingpcgeek

LBS = local bike store

LBS = local bike store
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-14, 06:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,992
Posted By Kingpcgeek

FYI Trek discontinued offering Trek Care Plus as...

FYI Trek discontinued offering Trek Care Plus as of September 30, 2014
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-14, 10:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,754
Posted By Kingpcgeek

The Topeak RideCase is awesome. No zip ties or...

The Topeak RideCase is awesome. No zip ties or flaky bar mounts. It screws right into the stem and is very secure.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-14, 05:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,565
Posted By Kingpcgeek

I ride with one in ear headphone in my right ear....

I ride with one in ear headphone in my right ear. I find that some type of talking versus music makes the miles go quicker. I usually listen to Howard Stern, but just started listening to audio...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-14, 11:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,690
Posted By Kingpcgeek

I just received the Under Armor HRM. The only...

I just received the Under Armor HRM. The only reason I ordered it was I had a coupon code that took $70 off of the price. Total cost with free shipping and AZ tax was $31. So far so good, two...
10-22-14, 10:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,003
Posted By Kingpcgeek

Fyi. You can order version 2 at amazon.de for...

Fyi. You can order version 2 at amazon.de for just a couple of dollars more then version 1.x from amazon.com including shipping to the US. Philips Beleuchtung LED Bike Light 80 Lux,...
10-21-14, 01:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,447
Posted By Kingpcgeek

I have thought about buying one of the Chinese...

I have thought about buying one of the Chinese 500Lms, but I don't know if I want all of that bulk on my bike. This light seems interesting, my local LBS has it in stock. Review: Bontrager Ion 700...
10-21-14, 01:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,447
Posted By Kingpcgeek

I have this, bought one for me and one for my...

I have this, bought one for me and one for my wife. I'm very disappointed with the headlight, and looking to replace or supplement. Just not bright enough for my needs on the dark near rural...
10-16-14, 12:33 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,824
Posted By Kingpcgeek

The 24 wasn't all at once. I had picked up my...

The 24 wasn't all at once. I had picked up my Trek FX the night before so I went out and did a quick test ride of 4 miles. Then I went out on ride on the road bike, to test a fitting change...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-14, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,893
Posted By Kingpcgeek

I just bought these as my first biking/clipless...

I just bought these as my first biking/clipless shoe: SH-CT41 - TOUR - CYCLING FOOTWEAR AND PEDALS - LIFESTYLE GEAR - SHIMANO...
10-16-14, 10:28 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,824
Posted By Kingpcgeek

10/2 - 12 10/4 - 24 (First clip-in fall at mile...

10/2 - 12
10/4 - 24 (First clip-in fall at mile 21)
10/6 - 8
10/7 - 10
10/9 - 10
10/12 - 5
10/13 - 14
10/14 - 10
10/15 - 12 (Temp for last night's ride starting at 6:45 was 81°)
105 miles...
10-13-14, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,021
Posted By Kingpcgeek

Is there a question?

Is there a question?
10-12-14, 01:10 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,460
Posted By Kingpcgeek

My company's health plan is considered too good...

My company's health plan is considered too good by Obama Care. According to their standards its a Cadillac plan. We meet all affordability standards, but in Obama care world everyone needs to have...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-14, 10:58 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,950
Posted By Kingpcgeek

I buy from Amazon, eBay and Performance. In...

I buy from Amazon, eBay and Performance. In some cases Performance will match whatever online discount they are running at the B&M store. It all depends on who is working from what I have seen.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-14, 10:37 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,950
Posted By Kingpcgeek

Common misconception with credit card...

Common misconception with credit card authorizations. First off credit card transactions are not instantaneous, they are done in batches, usually overnight. You charge something on Friday night...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-14, 08:15 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,359
Posted By Kingpcgeek

Our three bikes are kept in our dining room....

Our three bikes are kept in our dining room. While the room has dining furniture, it hasn't been used once in 9 years for its intended purpose. It's right next to the front door so it's a perfect...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-14, 04:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,529
Posted By Kingpcgeek

I just got over a major flare-up gout in my left...

I just got over a major flare-up gout in my left foot. My foot ballooned up to a huge size, and walking was unbearable. Funny thing was that riding was not an issue, no pain when I was doing so. I...
10-07-14, 10:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,393
Posted By Kingpcgeek

I was in the same dilemma as you after 30 years...

I was in the same dilemma as you after 30 years of no cycling. I was all set on a hybrid, a Trek FX 7.4 or 7.3. Before pulling the trigger I started to have that lingering doubt of whether or not...
10-06-14, 11:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,884
Posted By Kingpcgeek

My third ride on clipless. Mile 16 of my first...

My third ride on clipless. Mile 16 of my first 20 mile ride. I was waiting for a truck to turn right in front of me, they were waiting for me to pass. I just stopped and didn't react quick enough...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-14, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2,263
Views: 270,419
Posted By Kingpcgeek

Does my pool count as water? ...

Does my pool count as water?

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag220/kingpcgeek/20140831_162120840_iOS_zpsf9a41e4d.jpg...
10-04-14, 10:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 39,648
Posted By Kingpcgeek

I know the 7.3 has the different grips and bar....

I know the 7.3 has the different grips and bar. If you look on the web site they use a different image for the 7.3 versus the 7.0 - 7.2 . There is no way in heck that the grips I received are ergo. ...
10-04-14, 08:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 39,648
Posted By Kingpcgeek

Just picked up my Chi Red 7.2 last night. LBS...

Just picked up my Chi Red 7.2 last night. LBS ordered it from the west coast warehouse last week. It has an Alivio RD and is still labeled with a Gold sticker. Web images do not do the Chi Red...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-14, 03:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,665
Posted By Kingpcgeek

Performance has a Fuji Roubaix 3.0 LE Road Bike...

Performance has a Fuji Roubaix 3.0 LE Road Bike (http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1147744_-1___1918519) for $700. They are offering double points this weekend on that bike. ...
09-26-14, 05:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,899
Posted By Kingpcgeek

I have a 2015 FX 7.2 coming next week in Chi Red....

I have a 2015 FX 7.2 coming next week in Chi Red. It really is an amazing color in person. I can't wait.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-14, 01:41 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,763
Posted By Kingpcgeek

While Apple has the mind share of people, where...

While Apple has the mind share of people, where it really counts, market share, the winner by a huge margin is Samsung. In the last year Samsung has released three smart watches that are just as...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-14, 12:06 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,763
Posted By Kingpcgeek

iPhone connection via BT 4.0 to Wahoo Fitnes SC? ...

iPhone connection via BT 4.0 to Wahoo Fitnes SC? √
iPhone/iPad connection to Sonos system? √
iPhone/iPad connection to Google Chromecast? √
iPhone/iPad controlling TiVo? √
iPad using Logitech...
09-10-14, 11:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,960
Posted By Kingpcgeek

I use a Wahoo Fitness SC (http://...

I use a Wahoo Fitness SC (http:// http://www.amazon.com/Wahoo-Cycling-Cadence-Sensor-Android/dp/B007HOGNLW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1410412205&sr=8-3&keywords=wahoo+fitness) with Cyclemeter. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-14, 11:28 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,763
Posted By Kingpcgeek

I have a Wahoo Cycling Cadence Sensor...

I have a Wahoo Cycling Cadence Sensor (http://www.amazon.com/Wahoo-Cycling-Cadence-Sensor-Android/dp/B007HOGNLW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1410369767&sr=8-3&keywords=wahoo+fitness) that pairs instantly...
09-10-14, 11:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,411
Posted By Kingpcgeek

I use a Motorola ELITE Sliver 2 Bluetooth...

I use a Motorola ELITE Sliver 2 Bluetooth Headset...
09-05-14, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,893
Posted By Kingpcgeek

I received this Amazon.com : Cygolite 2014 Streak...

I received this Amazon.com : Cygolite 2014 Streak 280 Lumen Headlight/Hotshot SL 2W Tail Light (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E1NQ7KO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) yesterday. ...
09-05-14, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,437
Posted By Kingpcgeek

You might want to try the Forté Campus Pedals...

You might want to try the Forté Campus Pedals (http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1033468_-1_400048__400048), they are clipless on one side and platform on the other. I bought...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-14, 12:20 PM
Replies: 26,288
Views: 16,201,133
Posted By Kingpcgeek

Bought my first road bike in 25 years at...

Bought my first road bike in 25 years at Performance Friday night.

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag220/kingpcgeek/c1304bf5-99ee-49a1-9ac5-a1a2e5d75462_zps0e7416b6.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-14, 11:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,804
Posted By Kingpcgeek

I'm in the land of huge cactus thorns. The area...

I'm in the land of huge cactus thorns. The area where I live and will be riding has nice newer flat roads with bikes lanes along thousands of acres of untouched desert and the cactus that comes...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-14, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,804
Posted By Kingpcgeek

I went into PB last night with my list of bikes...

I went into PB last night with my list of bikes printed out to touch and feel. I included the previously mentioned Ridley Tiagre AL on my list. It really was a beautiful bike. But just 4 bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-14, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,804
Posted By Kingpcgeek

I really don't know what riding position I am...

I really don't know what riding position I am going to like the most, its been 25 years and a 5-10 minute ride in the lbs parking lot is not going to sway me one way or another.

I am in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-14, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,804
Posted By Kingpcgeek

Trek 1.2 Versus 2 Fujis

51 year old getting back into cycling after 25 years. I was all set to buy a Trek FX 7.3 but have decided to go straight to a road bike. I want to stay under $1000. I think I have narrowed it down...
08-26-14, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,865
Posted By Kingpcgeek

I went into Performance last night to take a look...

I went into Performance last night to take a look at the Absolute 1.4. Until yesterday I was getting a Trek FX 7.3 or 7.4 Yesterday I started wavering thinking I wanted a drop bar, especially after...
08-25-14, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,865
Posted By Kingpcgeek

With my limited experience in the bike shopping...

With my limited experience in the bike shopping world I can tell you that this is is not a correct statement. One quick example right here Fuji Absolute 1.4 Flat Bar Road Bike - 2013 - End of season...
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