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05-20-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By Defyme

Cycling in California

This August, I will be in Pasadena, CA for business and would like to rent a road bike the weekend before my meetings. I'd also like to head to Calabasas and visit Pedlar's Fork. Does anyone know any...
04-03-18, 01:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,196
Posted By Defyme

I have been following Mash SF for some time now....

I have been following Mash SF for some time now. Love the design of their kits. In fact, I plan to be in SF in November and have that on my list of places to go. You mentioned it as one of the cool...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-17, 11:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 952
Posted By Defyme

Love that user name! LOL. I think I am going...

Love that user name! LOL.

I think I am going to have to pass on the Propel for now. Can't believe I am saying these words. It's been my summer as far as getting new things...I am out of birthday,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-17, 08:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 952
Posted By Defyme

RSHantz your response really hit on what I was...

RSHantz your response really hit on what I was thinking. Fast shorter rides, grab the Propel. Longer rides jump on the Defy. Just wish I could have both.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-17, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 952
Posted By Defyme

Flip my Defy?

Current bike - 2015 Giant Defy Advanced 2 with Boyd 44mm disc brake carbon clinchers. Size small and 105 setup.

Available Bike - 2016 Giant Propel Advanced SL-0 with Giant SLR wheels. Size small...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-17, 01:32 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 148,103
Posted By Defyme

A Giant for my nephew. Starting him early!

A Giant for my nephew. Starting him early!
09-12-17, 05:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,578
Posted By Defyme

No lie, my Yoga instructor pulled my heels to the...

No lie, my Yoga instructor pulled my heels to the floor from a Down Dog position, felt/heard a pop and was expecting serious pain. But, what I got was instant relief and have not had PF come back....
09-12-17, 05:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,860
Posted By Defyme

I have the Boyd 44 and they are great wheels....

I have the Boyd 44 and they are great wheels. Fast on the flats, great for descending, average on climbs. But, that could be me that is average...

These wheels can take a beating too. Participated...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-17, 12:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,666
Posted By Defyme

It's amazing how much 10 lbs can impact your...

It's amazing how much 10 lbs can impact your ride. I focused mostly on lifting weights this winter and put on 10 lbs and it's killing me out there. Both legs and endurance severely impacted.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-17, 09:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,846
Posted By Defyme

Here is my 2015 Giant Defy Advanced 2 with my...

Here is my 2015 Giant Defy Advanced 2 with my Boyd 44mm carbon wheels. The bike is great, gets up to speed very quickly and very smooth riding.

I even had a friend test ride it to see what he...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-17, 05:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,563
Posted By Defyme

I have a "Tile" under my saddle that is hidden by...

I have a "Tile" under my saddle that is hidden by the saddle bag. Using the App that comes with it, I can track my lost item just like I am using "Find My Phone" that Apple offers with the iPhone.
...
03-07-17, 03:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,560
Posted By Defyme

Sorry to hear about your loss. I do want to thank...

Sorry to hear about your loss. I do want to thank you for posting your story on the forum. I for one have been standing my ground with my wife regarding storing our bikes in our house. And, I will...
03-01-17, 07:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,253
Posted By Defyme

Mine doesn't compare to any broken bone stories...

Mine doesn't compare to any broken bone stories but my worst ride so far was during a ride on the 2nd outing on my new bike. Came to a complete stop and clicked out of my pedals on my right side, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-17, 03:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,781
Posted By Defyme

Sorry, missed the budget part...my bad.

Sorry, missed the budget part...my bad.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-17, 12:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,781
Posted By Defyme

You may want to consider Boyd disc brake carbon...

You may want to consider Boyd disc brake carbon wheels (clincher/tubeless) with White Industries Hubs. I have their 44mm disc brake carbon clinchers with Boyd hubs and really like them a lot. Boyd...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-17, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,113
Posted By Defyme

Thanks for the feedback. I will keep the older...

Thanks for the feedback. I will keep the older tire as a spare then.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-17, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,113
Posted By Defyme

Your reference to your friend made me go back in...

Your reference to your friend made me go back in time....

I grew up on Long Island and have a cousin that used to drive me to/from work for awhile to an office building in Manhasset (worked in...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-17, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,113
Posted By Defyme

Continental GP4000s II

Today, while inspecting my wheels, I noticed that the thread along the sidewall of my front tire was coming undone. I pulled on a few strands which made it worse. To be safe, I swapped out tire for a...
02-22-17, 01:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,052
Posted By Defyme

Well, I'm running down the road tryin' to...

Well, I'm running down the road
tryin' to loosen my load
I've got seven women on
my mind,
Four that wanna own me,
Two that wanna stone me,
One says she's a friend of mine
Take It easy,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-17, 07:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,210
Posted By Defyme

When I got my bike, my boss bought a Trek Domane...

When I got my bike, my boss bought a Trek Domane 5.3 (or 5.4), with the intention of riding with me. In two years he has put 20-30 miles on the bike (max). His Garmin shows 12 mikes...
My point is,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-17, 04:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,210
Posted By Defyme

Looking forward to seeing pics. Like someone...

Looking forward to seeing pics. Like someone posted earlier, ride the hell out of it!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-17, 08:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,210
Posted By Defyme

I do hate my handle but I do have a Giant Defy so...

I do hate my handle but I do have a Giant Defy so I thought it fit...just comes off wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-17, 07:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,210
Posted By Defyme

That is a GREAT bike for a GREAT price. I would...

That is a GREAT bike for a GREAT price. I would grab it assuming it's all in good order.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-17, 04:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,280
Posted By Defyme

I use Jax Wax Hawaiian Shine. This is a versatile...

I use Jax Wax Hawaiian Shine. This is a versatile detail spray wax that can be used on paint, chrome, glass and plastic. Just spray on microfiber towel and apply. Probably do this once a week.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-17, 02:33 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 148,103
Posted By Defyme

Updated picture of my Defy with new Garmin 1000...

Updated picture of my Defy with new Garmin 1000 mounted. Colors of Garmin casing works perfect for my bike!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-16, 06:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,090
Posted By Defyme

Picture of Defy Advanced 2 with Boyd Altamonts

Picture of Defy Advanced 2 with Boyd Altamonts
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-16, 05:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,090
Posted By Defyme

Personally, owning a Giant Defy Advanced 2...

Personally, owning a Giant Defy Advanced 2 myself, I would highly recommend going with Boyd Cycling Altamont Light Alloy Wheels (Alloy Wheels - Disc brake hubs - Boyd Cycling...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-16, 04:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,259
Posted By Defyme

Boyd disc brake carbon wheels are disc specific...

Boyd disc brake carbon wheels are disc specific wheels. No brake track and use center lock disc hubs.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-16, 07:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,259
Posted By Defyme

You should consider Boyd disc brake carbon...

You should consider Boyd disc brake carbon wheels. They have had a few good deals the past few weeks. I'd keep my eye on them.

2016 44mm clincher with disc brake hubs rear wheel - Boyd Cycling...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-16, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,959
Posted By Defyme

:)

:)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-16, 08:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,415
Posted By Defyme

I am happy with my new wheels, but man, that...

I am happy with my new wheels, but man, that would have been SWEET to get in on this Black Friday deal...aaahh!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-16, 08:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,415
Posted By Defyme

I recently purchased Boyd's 44mm disc brake...

I recently purchased Boyd's 44mm disc brake carbon clinchers for my road bike. I emailed Boyd Johnson a very similar question but I was asking about Boyd's new Quest Hubs for disc brake wheels. In...
11-10-16, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By Defyme

I have a pair of Pearl Izumi Pro bibs that have a...

I have a pair of Pearl Izumi Pro bibs that have a smooth Chamois. Definitely my most comfortable pair i own.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-16, 02:49 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 14,835
Posted By Defyme

Pics from this weekend at Mason Neck, VA

Pics from this weekend at Mason Neck, VA
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-16, 08:27 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,614,844
Posted By Defyme

Not sure what you mean? Saddle if anything looks...

Not sure what you mean? Saddle if anything looks like it is slanting downward in this picture but it is level. I may need to rotate the bars downward a bit as suggested by an earlier post.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-16, 03:26 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,614,844
Posted By Defyme

Updated Giant Defy.

Updated Giant Defy.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-16, 03:51 PM
Replies: 18,633
Views: 3,684,654
Posted By Defyme

Got me some Boyd 44mm disc brake carbon wheels!

Got me some Boyd 44mm disc brake carbon wheels!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-16, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 756
Posted By Defyme

Have a 2015 Defy Advanced 2 disc. Love it!

Have a 2015 Defy Advanced 2 disc. Love it!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-16, 08:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,809
Posted By Defyme

Just did this. Upgraded my 2015 Boyd Altamonts to...

Just did this. Upgraded my 2015 Boyd Altamonts to Boyd carbon wheels. Taking my 1st ride this afternoon. I'll report back and let you know how my experience was later this evening.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-16, 07:54 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 148,103
Posted By Defyme

My 2015 Defy Advanced 2 with Boyd's new 44mm Disc...

My 2015 Defy Advanced 2 with Boyd's new 44mm Disc Brake Carbon Wheels (Quest Hubs).
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-16, 03:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 25,767
Posted By Defyme

Please share your thoughts and comparisons when...

Please share your thoughts and comparisons when your Propel comes in. I've been thinking of making a similar upgrade move and would love to see your thoughts between the two bikes.
08-30-16, 11:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 270
Posted By Defyme

Cool Bike Shops in LA?

Hi all,

I am heading to LA for Labor Day weekend and would love to visit cool bike shops in the LA area that carry unique cycle kits (MashSF stuff comes to mind).

I would love the opportunity...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-16, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 976
Posted By Defyme

I too have the Boyd Altamonts. Paid $700 for the...

I too have the Boyd Altamonts. Paid $700 for the wheelset for my Giant Defy. I just ordered the new Boyd 44mm Disc Brake carbon wheels and will be passing the Altamonts to my wife's 2026 Giant Liv...
07-22-16, 01:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,680
Posted By Defyme

You will love your Boyd's. Been running mine for...

You will love your Boyd's. Been running mine for the past year and have grown to love them more with each ride. Stiff, well built, and role great especially climbing and descending. Enjoy!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-16, 05:03 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,181
Posted By Defyme

The bike shop in Mineola off Jericho Tpk is top...

The bike shop in Mineola off Jericho Tpk is top notch. They have a great selection of bikes in all sizes (Cannondale, Giant, others). I was there last weekend and test drove the 2016 Giant TCR. I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-16, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2,077
Views: 401,638
Posted By Defyme

My Giant Defy. She was perfect on my first...

My Giant Defy. She was perfect on my first century (Key Largo to Key West)!
06-03-16, 09:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,401
Posted By Defyme

No need for a bike stand. Just lean the back tire...

No need for a bike stand. Just lean the back tire against an object (car tire, pole, street sign, wall etc.) on the non drive side and your good to go.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-16, 07:56 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,552
Posted By Defyme

I have a 2015 Defy Advanced 2 and love it. The...

I have a 2015 Defy Advanced 2 and love it. The bike is stiff and responsive. I did upgrade the wheelset and I can accelerate, climb and hold speed so much better now. With the new wheels and GP4000...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-16, 09:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,081
Posted By Defyme

May was a mess with all the rain we've had. But,...

May was a mess with all the rain we've had. But, I did get 290 miles in and participated in the Ride to Provide (hosted by former Redskin Lorenzo Alexander) and Bike DC this month.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-16, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 855
Posted By Defyme

Check your PM's. I sent you one a few weeks ago...

Check your PM's. I sent you one a few weeks ago regarding your Boyd Wheels.
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