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05-15-15, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,083
Posted By Sommy

Great question. I would be interested to hear...

Great question. I would be interested to hear responses as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-12, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By Sommy

Maybe so, but I just don't enjoy it like I used...

Maybe so, but I just don't enjoy it like I used to. I could see myself much later in life getting back into it, but not in the foreseable future, so I've decided I'm ready to sell it.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-12, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By Sommy

Help me value my bike

I've come to a point in my life where between work and my kids schedule (coaching a few sports) that I just plain don't have enough time for cycling these days. It's a shame, because I used to really...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-10, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 912
Posted By Sommy

Of course I could do that - I was wondering what...

Of course I could do that - I was wondering what everyone else has found that they like.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-10, 03:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 912
Posted By Sommy

Wallpaper

What is a cool cycling related picture to add as wallpaper on my computer?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-10, 02:55 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,048
Posted By Sommy

THis is why cyclist can be odd sometimes. I...

THis is why cyclist can be odd sometimes. I agree with the argument that in any other sport it's acceptable to do, so why not cycling? I only have one replica jersey, but really don't wear it much....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-10, 01:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,040
Posted By Sommy

I agree - I'm just asking what kits you all have...

I agree - I'm just asking what kits you all have seen that you like.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-10, 08:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,040
Posted By Sommy

That Assos kit looks good.

That Assos kit looks good.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-10, 08:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,040
Posted By Sommy

Need a new kit

I'm thinking about getting a new cycling kit, but not sure what the best looking one out there is. The hammer nutrition kit looks good, but what are some of the others?

And at what point is a...
Forum: Texas
05-19-10, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By Sommy

I'll be around Minute Maid park - is that near...

I'll be around Minute Maid park - is that near Boones?
Forum: Texas
05-18-10, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By Sommy

Any good bike places around Houston

I'm somewhat of a Texas Newbie and am driving from DFW to Houston this weekend. Any good bike related shops to stop on the way or in Houston? Anything that is a can't miss, like a Richardson Bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-10, 11:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,969
Posted By Sommy

I completely agree. I have a theory that...

I completely agree. I have a theory that explains this - we all know Wal-Mart carries things much cheaper than other companies. Most of that is because they PUSH, PUSH and PUSH even more, for there...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-10, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By Sommy

Those look pretty good. Definetly up for...

Those look pretty good. Definetly up for consideration.

What if I went with yellow tires on the Tarmac above?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-10, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By Sommy

Here are the tires the Cervelo team uses: ...

Here are the tires the Cervelo team uses:

http://autobus.cyclingnews.com/photos/2009/feb09/hetvolk09/090228ispa-0407b.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-10, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By Sommy

Lookin for some blingy tires

I have a Tarmac Expert, which is pretty much all black and some blue. It looks cool and like the looks of it, but I'm in need of some new tires and I was thinking about something different in terms...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-10, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By Sommy

I'll have to check out the double sided...

I'll have to check out the double sided Shimano's.

I have been riding with the current pedals for a year and a half and I do alright getting in and out. The only frustrtating part is when I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-10, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By Sommy

Pedal Theory ?

I currently have some basic shimano clipless pedals and clipping into them at intersections is getting old. I'm considering Speedplay because it sounds like they are much easier to get in and out...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-10, 07:59 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,186
Posted By Sommy

I'm not sure about overall MPH, but I think you...

I'm not sure about overall MPH, but I think you will notice a difference. I went from about a 21-22 lbs. road bike to a 16-17lbs bike and noticed a major difference. The climbing part was easier...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-09, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By Sommy

I also have an '09 Expert and love it. I paid...

I also have an '09 Expert and love it. I paid $3,000 but I got it last October when they were very hard to find.

Did your wheelset have any miles on it when you traded them in? I like the deal...
Forum: Texas
06-10-09, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By Sommy

Where can I find Lance's house? I'm hoping to be...

Where can I find Lance's house? I'm hoping to be able to drive by on my trip later this month.
Forum: Texas
06-09-09, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,088
Posted By Sommy

Cool. I am in Dallas and planning a trip to...

Cool. I am in Dallas and planning a trip to Austin later this month. Mellow Johnny's is on my list to visit and just wondered if there were any other can't miss type places.

Where is Lance's...
Forum: Texas
06-08-09, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,088
Posted By Sommy

What's the biggest bike shop in the Austin area?

What's the biggest bike shop in the Austin area?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-09, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By Sommy

Yeah the compression plug is all by itself. Can...

Yeah the compression plug is all by itself. Can I reset it myself?

my thought was to put it in the middle of the metal sleeve and screw the bolt into it. Then if I attach the head cap back on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-09, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By Sommy

I think you are right. It's not really a star...

I think you are right. It's not really a star nut, more of a plug type device.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-09, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By Sommy

Need some Headset Assembly help

Let me first start off in saying I am new to bike repairs. Been a rider all my life, but never really "tinkered" with any mechanics. I've always had other friends more interested in that than me....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-09, 11:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,790
Posted By Sommy

The CL posting has been removed.

The CL posting has been removed.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-09, 08:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,595
Posted By Sommy

My pedals ...

My pedals

http://www.jarlacykel.se/img_product/spdslpdr540-st.jpg

My shoes

http://www.beyondmountainbikes.com/assets/products/00041/L_08ShSptRoadBlkGr.jpg

So it sounds like the pedals...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-09, 06:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,595
Posted By Sommy

THe pedals were around $60 but I don't know the...

THe pedals were around $60 but I don't know the model. I am using road shoes though with them.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-09, 01:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,595
Posted By Sommy

I'm glad you mentioned that. I actually have a...

I'm glad you mentioned that. I actually have a pair of entry level platic soled Specialized shoes. Is there a noticeable difference with Carbon soles?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-09, 01:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,063
Posted By Sommy

I can only speak for the Trek 2.1 and it's a...

I can only speak for the Trek 2.1 and it's a really good bike. I had the 2009 model before I got my Tarmac. Big jump between the two, but that Trek was a darn good bike. I rode several charity...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-09, 08:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,269
Posted By Sommy

And he's got a face only a mother could love. ...

And he's got a face only a mother could love. Holy smokes.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-09, 07:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,595
Posted By Sommy

Any upgrade in performance with these?

I'm very happy with my bike - 2009 Tarmac Expert, but I'm thinking of a few minor upgrades and I'm wondering if they will add anything to performance.

1 - I currently have some entry-level Shimano...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-09, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 820
Posted By Sommy

What would you have gone with instead of them? I...

What would you have gone with instead of them? I have a Tarmac with Ultegra wheels. I was thinking about trying to find a set of Roval's as a second set, but would like to trim some weight if I do.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-09, 01:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 714
Posted By Sommy

Yeah, you all are probably right that 100 grams...

Yeah, you all are probably right that 100 grams isn't much.

However, my plan was through pedals, new tires and tubes I could almost get a full pound in weight reduction.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-09, 10:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 714
Posted By Sommy

That very well be the case with performance, I...

That very well be the case with performance, I don't know, maybe others can weigh in if performance is impacted by pedals.

I can save 100 grams over my exsisting pedals, so that at least would be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-09, 09:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 714
Posted By Sommy

Looking to upgrade my pedals

I'm looking to drop some bike weight and possible increase performance (if upgrading pedals can help here) and I'm shopping around. I have some entry level Shimano's that are generally fine, but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-09, 09:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 948
Posted By Sommy

I got a Specialized Tarmac Expert with full...

I got a Specialized Tarmac Expert with full Ultegra SL. I've been very happy with the purchase and it was in the low $3's.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-09, 04:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,984
Posted By Sommy

I lived there for several years. It gets below...

I lived there for several years. It gets below 32 plenty of days, you get more ice than snow and there are PLENTY of rednecks in pickup trucks to run you into ditches. From my experience, ROAD...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-09, 02:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 766
Posted By Sommy

Lightweight Tires

Anybody got any suggestions for a really good lightweight tire to be used for all around purposes. I'm looking for something light, but if they are so thin they cause flats a lot, that's no good...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-09, 11:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,602
Posted By Sommy

Inner Tube Weight Savings?

Is there much weight savings from switching innertubes? I just have the standard tubes that came with my Specialized Tarmac Expert, so i really don't know what they weigh now.

Looking around...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-08, 01:19 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,029
Posted By Sommy

what's the deal with the plastic ring in the back...

what's the deal with the plastic ring in the back wheel? What is it's purpose anyway? I"m assuming to prevent the chain from jumping into your wheel???? But why should I remove it? What makes...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-08, 08:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,969
Posted By Sommy

Just the majority. I lived there almost 20 years...

Just the majority. I lived there almost 20 years and would say it's more common there than other places I lived. It's not exactly an open minded state.

Actually I think East Tennessee is way...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-08, 10:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,689
Posted By Sommy

If you are going by price the Bell Sweep isn't a...

If you are going by price the Bell Sweep isn't a bad helmet.

I used to be a Giro helmet guy, until the Bell Volt came out. The fit and looks are 100 times better than what Giro has. The Giro...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-08, 11:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,172
Posted By Sommy

My Brother lives in Phoenix and rides, I'm sure...

My Brother lives in Phoenix and rides, I'm sure he would go riding with you. Except for he and his wife just had a baby so his bike will probably be parked for a while.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-08, 09:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,713
Posted By Sommy

Nice pics UMD. Looks like you've been to some...

Nice pics UMD. Looks like you've been to some awesome places.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-08, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By Sommy

I've got a set and have been pretty darn happy...

I've got a set and have been pretty darn happy with them. Stiff and light.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-08, 06:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,101
Posted By Sommy

Well what do you expect a framebuilder to say?

Well what do you expect a framebuilder to say?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-08, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By Sommy

Sounds like a great deal to me. I have an '09...

Sounds like a great deal to me. I have an '09 and I paid a lot more than your offer. Of course a few years of engineering help with the higher price I paid, but either way it's a great bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-08, 10:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,206
Posted By Sommy

What do you mean by q factor? Also how much drop...

What do you mean by q factor? Also how much drop in weight?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-08, 10:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 874
Posted By Sommy

The new Bell Volt looks pretty damn cool.

The new Bell Volt looks pretty damn cool.
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