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Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-18, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By unionmade

thanks everyone for your thoughts so far

thanks everyone for your thoughts so far
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By unionmade

I'll be the one using it the most, but others...

I'll be the one using it the most, but others will also be able to use it. Likely no more than 8 users of the "gym"
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-18, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By unionmade

Looking for advice on exercise bike purchase

Hi all,

My office is putting in a gym (really, putting in a shower/lockerroom next to an open room where equipment will be housed), and I'm looking for advice on a decent exercise bike to purchase...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-17, 05:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,681
Posted By unionmade

I'd recommend trying on some Lake's too. I don't...

I'd recommend trying on some Lake's too. I don't have particularly flat feet, but mine are very wide. I tried Shimano wides, Sidi Megas, Northwave, and Spec before finding Lakes. To me, they...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-17, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By unionmade

I have wide feet, and found Lake wide sizes to be...

I have wide feet, and found Lake wide sizes to be wider than Sidi or Spec. I've also see Bont's mentioned as having wide toe boxes, but have no personal knowledge of them.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-17, 04:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,999
Posted By unionmade

First time I fell at a red light, an elderly...

First time I fell at a red light, an elderly woman got out of her car and hobbled over to me to offer help. Lots of "are you ok Dear." She was so sweet. As if I wasn't embarrassed enough already. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-17, 02:19 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,060
Posted By unionmade

I answered yes, even though I do not have a...

I answered yes, even though I do not have a brooks on my road bike. I do have one on my single speed hipster wannabe commuter.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-17, 01:30 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,450
Posted By unionmade

Take the $1,000. Buy ticket to Brazil. Travel...

Take the $1,000. Buy ticket to Brazil. Travel up the Amazon. Find fountain of youth. Drink deeply. Return to GA. Kick the whippersnapper's a**.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-17, 06:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,117
Posted By unionmade

I tried Sidi, the Shimano, then settled on Lakes....

I tried Sidi, the Shimano, then settled on Lakes. The Sidi was wider than the Shimano, but not as wide as the Lakes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-16, 08:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,321
Posted By unionmade

I tried Sidi, Shimano and Lake, and Lake was the...

I tried Sidi, Shimano and Lake, and Lake was the widest in my experience. Love my Lakes.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-16, 03:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,501
Posted By unionmade

I echo watching Competitive Cyclist, but I'd be...

I echo watching Competitive Cyclist, but I'd be watching for Giordana bibs. I got three pair of high end bibs at deep discount.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-16, 01:20 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,353
Posted By unionmade

But if it had been a minivan full of children or...

But if it had been a minivan full of children or pedestrians, no one would say "we should stop driving in minivans or walking on sidewalks." And yes, my road cycling is recreational (and exercise),...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-16, 08:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,551
Posted By unionmade

Not sure if I'm into the design of the frame, but...

Not sure if I'm into the design of the frame, but the finish is beautiful!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-16, 12:17 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,180
Posted By unionmade

I rely heavily on my mirror on my commuter into...

I rely heavily on my mirror on my commuter into downtown Boston, but don't use one on the road bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-16, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 953
Posted By unionmade

I have EEE wide feet and found Lakes to be wider...

I have EEE wide feet and found Lakes to be wider than either Sidi mega or Shimano wide. Just my 2 cents.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-16, 05:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,408
Posted By unionmade

I got a proper fitting after about 6 months on my...

I got a proper fitting after about 6 months on my road bike. The fitting was done by a guy who also coaches a local college team. I had gotten the fit pretty good myself (he did not change saddle...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-15, 10:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,569
Posted By unionmade

Competitive cyclist? Pinarello FP Quattro SRAM...

Competitive cyclist?
Pinarello FP Quattro SRAM Force/Rival Complete Road Bike - 2012 | Competitive Cyclist...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-15, 10:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,381
Posted By unionmade

To be more serious in an attempt to help you blow...

To be more serious in an attempt to help you blow cash, PepeM's question about your butt is first. If your butt hurts, then get a new saddle. If this is really just upgradeitis, then get some...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-15, 10:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,381
Posted By unionmade

rain gear so you can ride whenever.

rain gear so you can ride whenever.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-15, 04:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By unionmade

If the Descentes are your favorite, why not find...

If the Descentes are your favorite, why not find some more of those? I tried a bunch of shorts when I started, and bought some more expensive Girodana's on a lark. So, when I wanted to try a bib, I...
Forum: Commuting
09-02-15, 07:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By unionmade

Of course she'd drop me. Everyone drops me. But...

Of course she'd drop me. Everyone drops me. But I like my biking alone time. It's calming.
Forum: Commuting
09-02-15, 04:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By unionmade

I've got a Jamis Sputnik (the 2011 with 631...

I've got a Jamis Sputnik (the 2011 with 631 frame). I'm a big Jamis fan (I also have a coda sport and got my daughter a Satelitte). I was thinking about the city bikes because I'm intrigued by the...
09-01-15, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By unionmade

Not sure what this says about me, but she wants a...

Not sure what this says about me, but she wants a black bike. (not really to go along with my baby blue single speed commuter)
Forum: Commuting
09-01-15, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By unionmade

thanks for the comments so far. Keep em coming!

thanks for the comments so far. Keep em coming!
Forum: Commuting
09-01-15, 02:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By unionmade

Bike for S.O.

So my significant other has asked for a bike for her 35th birthday. She hasn't ridden since she was a kid. This bike will be primarily to ride on weekends, mostly on MUPs and quiet roads.
I'm...
09-01-15, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By unionmade

Bike for S.O.

So my significant other has asked for a bike for her 35th birthday. She hasn't ridden since she was a kid. This bike will be primarily to ride on weekends, mostly on MUPs and quiet roads.
I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-15, 09:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 836
Posted By unionmade

Yup.

Yup.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-15, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,759
Posted By unionmade

If only they put campy on it too!

If only they put campy on it too!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-15, 10:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,798
Posted By unionmade

I'd be worried about banging up the nice bike...

I'd be worried about banging up the nice bike with those heavy locks, even if no one else ever touches it.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-15, 02:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,941
Posted By unionmade

I run salmon on the front, dual on the rear. I...

I run salmon on the front, dual on the rear. I bought two of this set from Amazon, they come with nice holders and a set of each. By buying two, I get two full sets of pads for $40. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-15, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By unionmade

How do the frames compare? components are not...

How do the frames compare? components are not the only piece of the puzzle.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-15, 01:16 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,709
Posted By unionmade

I'm a big Jamis fanboy, I have two and bought my...

I'm a big Jamis fanboy, I have two and bought my daughter an entry level road bike. I will say the lower speced gears are more of a challenge to keep tuned, but when properly tuned, they work great....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-15, 05:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 875
Posted By unionmade

Another vote for Lakes if you can find them in...

Another vote for Lakes if you can find them in wide. I have some 236s that I got off chainlove for less than $100, so search for a sale. Google their size chart, its very detailed and worked for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-15, 10:11 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,937
Posted By unionmade

I commute on a Jamis 631 framed single speed. ...

I commute on a Jamis 631 framed single speed. It's a sweet frame. A buddy rides a Jamis Quest (road version of my frame) and love it. I have bought two other Jamis steel bikes (a hybrid and a road...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-15, 08:24 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 9,424
Posted By unionmade

I'm an International Man of Mystery.

I'm an International Man of Mystery.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-14, 07:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,636
Posted By unionmade

If you decide to buy on line, the fit calculator...

If you decide to buy on line, the fit calculator on www.competitivecyclist.com (http://www.competitivecyclist.com) is worth checking out. it worked well for me. I did have my bike professionally...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-14, 01:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,150
Posted By unionmade

Sounds like sound advice. Still not sure...

Sounds like sound advice. Still not sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-14, 12:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,150
Posted By unionmade

For the frame, yes, but I would certainly go...

For the frame, yes, but I would certainly go Ribble / Merlin for the groupset.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-14, 12:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,150
Posted By unionmade

This is where my obsessive cheapness comes in. I...

This is where my obsessive cheapness comes in. I know I'll love it more if I get a deal. Paying MSRP makes me hyperventilate. But you are right, the only thing holding me back is whether I want a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-14, 11:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,150
Posted By unionmade

All good thoughts. Thanks.

All good thoughts. Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-14, 10:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,150
Posted By unionmade

But this is a full Record bike with a frame...

But this is a full Record bike with a frame suited to my riding needs for $3,000.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-14, 10:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,150
Posted By unionmade

I know that I'll see plenty of good deals, I've...

I know that I'll see plenty of good deals, I've seen others recently. My only hesitance is that this seems to be just what I want - the type of frame I want with the groupset I want. And I do know...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-14, 07:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,150
Posted By unionmade

N+1 - Is this a good idea?

Ok, so the question boils down to whether to accelerate my plans for my next bike. Here's my deal. I've been riding a decent amount recreationally for the past 3 plus years (about 3,500 miles this...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-14, 06:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,244
Posted By unionmade

I've got three steel Jamis's, including a...

I've got three steel Jamis's, including a Satellite Sport (now Quest sport). Its a terrific entry level bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-14, 02:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 24,225
Posted By unionmade

I use Koolstop salmon on the front, dual on the...

I use Koolstop salmon on the front, dual on the rear.
11-10-14, 08:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,157
Posted By unionmade

I will say that I recently got a 6 Plus and I...

I will say that I recently got a 6 Plus and I can't get it to fit into a snack size Ziploc like I did with my 5s (to carry in my pocket). #firstworldproblem...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-14, 10:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,739
Posted By unionmade

I use the garmin strap (the nicer one) and...

I use the garmin strap (the nicer one) and cadence sensor. Both have worked great with my 500. Got them separately on amazon.com
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-14, 02:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,629
Posted By unionmade

The study was based on riding on stationary...

The study was based on riding on stationary bikes, I was looking at it as more of a winter training indoor thing. We're not all as lucky as you down in FL, and some of us spend a few months riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-14, 12:34 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 31,416
Posted By unionmade

A buddy in my group has a stainless Firefly with...

A buddy in my group has a stainless Firefly with SRAM Red. Sweet looking ride. His is brushed, but it's pretty painted too, Road // Stainless | Firefly Bicycles...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-14, 12:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,629
Posted By unionmade

Listen to music during high intensity interval training

Interesting (small sample) study reported in NYT:

http://nyti.ms/1CTrBng
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