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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-18, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By DP Roberts

Alternately, you can get the Aber Hallo Stem...

Alternately, you can get the Aber Hallo Stem (http://www.thorusa.com/dahon/technical/aberhallo.htm), also from THOR USA for about $50 shipped. It won't give you as much range as the Andros stem, but...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-09-18, 11:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,848
Posted By DP Roberts

THOR USA has a Mariner D8 demo model on sale here...

THOR USA has a Mariner D8 demo model on sale here (scroll down a bit): THOR USA (http://www.thorusa.com/accessories/oneoff.htm)
07-26-18, 04:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,885
Posted By DP Roberts

I just got this light yesterday (online from the...

I just got this light yesterday (online from the REI Outlet), and I'm pretty happy with it so far - fairly bright, the beam isn't too wide or too narrow, and it feels like good quality. I'm thinking...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-24-18, 02:15 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,429
Posted By DP Roberts

Bad thing about my new Tern Node D8... it's...

Bad thing about my new Tern Node D8... it's supposed to arrive today, but it hasn't arrived yet!

Sure, it's 4:00 AM, but I'm WAITING.

I hate waiting.
07-18-18, 11:28 PM
Replies: 896
Views: 267,046
Posted By DP Roberts

Okay, you guys have me convinced. I decided not...

Okay, you guys have me convinced. I decided not to go with the separate battery / light combo & just get a regular handlebar-mounted light. I found a Serfas USL-450 on clearance for $20 - it's 450...
07-15-18, 08:36 PM
Replies: 896
Views: 267,046
Posted By DP Roberts

Okay, here's the deal. I'm getting a folding bike...

Okay, here's the deal. I'm getting a folding bike that will mostly live in my car. I know that while they probably won't explode, most rechargeable batteries don't stand up well in the long term when...
07-15-18, 02:11 AM
Replies: 896
Views: 267,046
Posted By DP Roberts

Can anyone recommend a good but cheap headlight...

Can anyone recommend a good but cheap headlight that doesn't have internal batteries?

I'm going to have a handlebar bag anyway, so I was thinking of keeping a USB power bank in there. That way I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-10-18, 09:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,460
Posted By DP Roberts

The Link comes with 50-406 Schwalbe Big Apples vs...

The Link comes with 50-406 Schwalbe Big Apples vs 50-507 for the Node.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-10-18, 02:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,460
Posted By DP Roberts

So taking this back to the original post - 20" vs...

So taking this back to the original post - 20" vs 24" wheels - if you were to take two bikes from the same brand with the same specs and the same exact tires, how much of a difference would 20" vs...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-05-18, 05:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,460
Posted By DP Roberts

Thanks for the advice. I'm strongly leaning...

Thanks for the advice. I'm strongly leaning towards Tern bikes - aside from the good reviews and specs, they're the only ones I've been able to test ride. I tried the 20" Link D8, and my main thought...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-05-18, 03:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,460
Posted By DP Roberts

I'll admit that I like the looks of the 24"...

I'll admit that I like the looks of the 24" wheels better. However, from what may other people have said, 24" wheels will absorb cracks, potholes, etc. better than a 20" wheel will. This makes sense,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-05-18, 01:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,460
Posted By DP Roberts

Good point, but IMO the original question seemed...

Good point, but IMO the original question seemed to be "Why don't manufacturers offer more folders with wheels greater than 20"?" It seems like many people who buy folders limit themselves to wheels...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-04-18, 09:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,460
Posted By DP Roberts

To the OP's point, I do think that larger folding...

To the OP's point, I do think that larger folding bikes can fill a niche in the mostly recreational US market. I bought my first "real" bike - a road bike 7 years ago, and I've never really been...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-11, 12:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,315
Posted By DP Roberts

And, you can get a carbon 105 for $1350:...

And, you can get a carbon 105 for $1350: http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1101031_-1_20000__400306
When you consider that you'll get $135 back in Performance bucks (which...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-11, 12:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,655
Posted By DP Roberts

...and I actually read the other thread. Mostly...

...and I actually read the other thread. Mostly because I just bought a Fuji, and it's my first road bike, so I was trying to figure out what all this meant.

All I can say is that I love my Fuji....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-11, 09:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,806
Posted By DP Roberts

If your budget is about $1200, the new 2012 Felt...

If your budget is about $1200, the new 2012 Felt z85 lists for $1249, last year's model was $1199. Their F series is probably in the same range (my LBS has the 2011 F75 on clearance for $999), but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-11, 03:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,806
Posted By DP Roberts

Or, buy a cheaper bike, and save your $$ for a...

Or, buy a cheaper bike, and save your $$ for a trainer so you can ride it indoors through the winter.

I just bought my first road bike. I did a lot of research online, but actually trying them all...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-11, 12:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,545
Posted By DP Roberts

According to the sites I've seen, Giant does...

According to the sites I've seen, Giant does indeed have a Defy 5 for 2012 (there's a 1, 2, 3, and 5, but no 4. Go figure). Here's the link from my LBS:...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-11, 01:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,321
Posted By DP Roberts

Yeah, that's what I was thinking too. Lots of...

Yeah, that's what I was thinking too. Lots of retail places have clearance sales, and people know the prices just keep going down. On the other hand, they offer the low price guarantee, and saying...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-11, 10:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,321
Posted By DP Roberts

sunnysd - I'm curious to see if you can get the...

sunnysd - I'm curious to see if you can get the discount. Their website says that the 15% off "cannot apply to previous purchases", so it looks like it won't work. On the other hand, their "Low Price...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-11, 03:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,321
Posted By DP Roberts

And depending on when you made your purchase, a...

And depending on when you made your purchase, a few days ago they weren't offering 15% off your entire purchase, even on sale bikes, so it might be worth it just for the price match. I bought mine...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-11, 05:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 940
Posted By DP Roberts

The only other difference is the z100's triple...

The only other difference is the z100's triple vs. the z95's compact double w/ 10-speed Tiagra. So really, it's two different versions of the same bike, you just have to decide between 27 speed or 20...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-11, 10:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 940
Posted By DP Roberts

Felt launches 2012 website

Check it out here (http://www.feltbicycles.com/USA.aspx).

Among other things, they finally have specs & prices on the new z95, which has the new 10-speed Tiagra. It fits between the 105-equipped...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-11, 08:24 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 13,966
Posted By DP Roberts

It seems to me that the cheapest jerseys & bibs I...

It seems to me that the cheapest jerseys & bibs I can find are plastered with team logos. I don't ride around other cyclists & could care less what they think anyway, but I may end up getting team...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-11, 06:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,780
Posted By DP Roberts

Weird, I just had the same thought as the OP an...

Weird, I just had the same thought as the OP an hour ago. I was trying out my Performance Ultra shorts for the first time - they seem to have a lot more padding in them than the cheapy eBay shorts...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-11, 05:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,460
Posted By DP Roberts

I've been going through the same thing (except...

I've been going through the same thing (except I've been riding an old mountain bike instead of a hybrid). I also liked the Cannondale Synapse, which felt very smooth - when the road was smooth. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-11, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,870
Posted By DP Roberts

Is there a particular reason I might want to...

Is there a particular reason I might want to upgrade the Fuji sooner than the other bikes? Do most people want to upgrade after a year or so anyway?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-11, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,870
Posted By DP Roberts

Fuji CCR-3 vs. Giant Defy 2 vs. Felt z75/85/100 vs. Cannondale Synapse 6

Yes, this is another noob "What bike should I buy?" thread...

So I'm about to buy my first road bike. I started biking this past spring by dusting off my 20-year old mountain bike I had in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-11, 02:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,915
Posted By DP Roberts

Really? I'd not tried them yet, the guy at the...

Really? I'd not tried them yet, the guy at the LBS was trashing Microshift (and the Felts in general) compared to the Shimanos on the Giant Defy. I guess I'll find out more if/when they have one in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-11, 06:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,915
Posted By DP Roberts

I'm also considering Felt vs. Cannondale. Does...

I'm also considering Felt vs. Cannondale. Does your LBS still have 2011 Cannondales on hand, or are they already selling the 2012s? I bring it up because the 2012 Synapse 7 Sora appears to have gone...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-11, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By DP Roberts

Noob with "fit" questions

I've been riding my 20-year old mountain bike for several months, and I'm thinking of upgrading to a road bike. I just rode a road bike for the first time today - I tested four of them at 3 local...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-11, 11:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,163
Posted By DP Roberts

This. I'm in the same boat as you - I'd love...

This.

I'm in the same boat as you - I'd love to spend $1000 or under, but for just a little bit more I could upgrade to 105 components. So, I'm thinking of waiting for the 2012 Giant Defy 2.
The...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-11, 01:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,957
Posted By DP Roberts

Noob question - adjustable stems?

So I'm looking for my first road bike, and I'm trying to figure out what all the various parts are & what I might want. I've come across a few beginner bikes (especially the Specialized Secteur & the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-11, 06:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,056
Posted By DP Roberts

The CAAD 8 6 Tiagra is showing the new 10 speed...

The CAAD 8 6 Tiagra is showing the new 10 speed 4600 group. I'm assuming the new Synapse will as well. I was thinking about pulling the trigger on my first-ever newbie road bike & going with the 2011...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-11, 05:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,056
Posted By DP Roberts

All this info is coming from a store in New...

All this info is coming from a store in New Zealand. Are these necessarily even the models that will be available in the US?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-11, 01:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,056
Posted By DP Roberts

I've been considering a 2011 vs. 2012 Synapse...

I've been considering a 2011 vs. 2012 Synapse Tiagra, and was thinking about waiting until the 2012s come out because I heard Tiagra was going to 10 speed. That site indicates it's still 9 speed. Huh.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-11, 09:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 910
Posted By DP Roberts

They do look like they go farther up your head...

They do look like they go farther up your head than regular glasses, and staying in place is good. However, the prescription insert doesn't cover the same area. I guess they can't make a prescription...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-11, 09:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 910
Posted By DP Roberts

Prescription glasses or sunglasses that stay in place?

I need to wear my glasses when cycling, as I can't see a thing without them. However, being angled on a bike means that I have to look over the top of my glasses to see what's in front of me, which...
03-17-11, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By DP Roberts

What kind of bike do I need?

I'd like to get started cycling again - I haven't done so for 20 years. I mainly walk now for exercise, but would like to start cycling instead. The only real place to do so where I live is an old,...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-10, 12:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,268
Posted By DP Roberts

Uh, no. He doesn't fly around on a jet. He...

Uh, no.

He doesn't fly around on a jet. He flies around on his own. He has superpowers:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny8nvM_pl1g

And occasionally, he flies around with his jet boots:...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-10, 09:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,806
Posted By DP Roberts

And according to the Cateye site, it has the cool...

And according to the Cateye site, it has the cool "side to side" blinky, like Kitt on Knight Rider! And a fairly cheap price too. My Holy Grail of blinkies has been found.
Forum: Commuting
04-08-10, 09:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,017
Posted By DP Roberts

I'm also new to the whole IGH thing, and I'm...

I'm also new to the whole IGH thing, and I'm wondering whether this is a fair characterization. I know that the Alfine is supposed to be a higher level hub, but they're made by the same company, and...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-10, 10:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,513
Posted By DP Roberts

+1 on that. I also went back and ordered all the...

+1 on that. I also went back and ordered all the back issues I could find.




I agree that personal factors should be the first step in narrowing down one's commuter choices. Then, there's...
Forum: Commuting
04-01-10, 09:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,513
Posted By DP Roberts

Okay, so nobody likes the bikes that Bicycling ...

Okay, so nobody likes the bikes that Bicycling recommended. I'm not surprised. What, then, are the best new bikes of 2010? I mean all-new for this year, popular enough to be stocked at a good LBS...
Forum: Commuting
04-01-10, 10:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,513
Posted By DP Roberts

I don't want to assume that Bicycling is the New...

I don't want to assume that Bicycling is the New York Times - that's one of the reasons I mentioned "mass market" bikes. I would assume they would at least start with a list of bikes made by their...
Forum: Commuting
04-01-10, 12:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,513
Posted By DP Roberts

Bicycling Magazine's Commuter Bike of the Year

I'm sure some of you have seen this already, but Bicycling Magazine's web site now lists its just nominees for Best Road Bikes of 2010...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-10, 11:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,276
Posted By DP Roberts

This is definitely true - I think a lot of people...

This is definitely true - I think a lot of people tend to over-generalize based on their own situation (it costs me less to commute by bicycle, therefore it costs everyone less to commute by...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-10, 12:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By DP Roberts

That was my thought too. On the other hand,...

That was my thought too.

On the other hand, I'd really like a Haul. If only I had two Facebook friends who lived in or near one of those cities & was remotely interested in entering & and also...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-10, 10:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,484
Posted By DP Roberts

A subscription to Bicycle Times Magazine? That's...

A subscription to Bicycle Times Magazine? That's $12 per year.
Forum: Commuting
03-27-10, 01:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,819
Posted By DP Roberts

Here's one that's normally $550, but a $50...

Here's one that's normally $550, but a $50 discount is available until June, making it $500. Shipping is free, but it doesn't include assembly at your LBS. It's perhaps more of a utility bike or city...
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