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03-19-12, 07:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,379
Posted By ducnut

Sorry for the delayed response. For some reason,...

Sorry for the delayed response. For some reason, the forum didn't ping me with a notice.

Shoot me a PM with your address and I'll get you a shipping quote. Or, I could just do a USPS flat-rate...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-12, 08:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,402
Posted By ducnut

Why not try CL? ...

Why not try CL?

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/search/bik?query=giant+defy&srchType=A&minAsk=&maxAsk=
01-16-12, 08:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,379
Posted By ducnut

Wish I would've known that was the stem you'd go...

Wish I would've known that was the stem you'd go for, as I would've just sent a clean, used one to you for the cost of shipping.

How about more pics? The bike looks clean.
01-02-12, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,692
Posted By ducnut

Me too!

Me too!
12-21-11, 09:35 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,100
Posted By ducnut

You'll be rocking with Big George, over in Boone....

You'll be rocking with Big George, over in Boone. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-11, 09:31 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 11,398
Posted By ducnut

I agree with the above. It happens all the...

I agree with the above.

It happens all the time, because the average customer doesn't know any better. Then, shops have the all-mighty "fit specialist" who fits a bike to a customer based on...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-11, 09:25 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 11,398
Posted By ducnut

So, you added a 130mm stem, which is 20mm longer...

So, you added a 130mm stem, which is 20mm longer than stock (110mm), on a 58cm (582mm actual toptube length), to gain cockpit length. Why not put that 20mm into the toptube length of a 61cm (600mm...
Forum: Touring
12-20-11, 09:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,605
Posted By ducnut

Here's an article on tire width....

Here's an article on tire width. (http://www.bikequarterly.com/images/BQ64TireTest.pdf)

I subscibe to this guy's magazine. He has a definite bias toward a 650b rando bike that has 42mm wide...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-11, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By ducnut

I don't think I compared the two. Is...

I don't think I compared the two.



Is the bike junk/damaged, or is it the person who set it up? I've seen many still-in-the-box, name-brand bikes come through the back door that would easily...
Forum: Foo
12-19-11, 05:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 380
Posted By ducnut

If you were to purchase, I'd request a...

If you were to purchase, I'd request a re-assessment, based on your purchase price.



You'll probably have to get an independent testing lab for this.

I paid ~$700 for a bank-mandated...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-11, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By ducnut

You know they're junk. How so? Do you...

You know they're junk. How so?

Do you really know where your C-dale was made? Google: "Where was my bike made?". You'll have to do some digging, as many of the links are broken.

It's well...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-11, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By ducnut

Based on the OP's riding desires, I thought the...

Based on the OP's riding desires, I thought the Windsor might be a little more bike than they'd want, for day-to-day riding. They mentioned skinny-tired options and thought maybe they were wanting...
12-19-11, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By ducnut

Rock on!!!!!

Rock on!!!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-11, 04:21 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 11,398
Posted By ducnut

Two exceptions: The shorter frame will...

Two exceptions:

The shorter frame will allow a more upright riding position, despite the (generally) shorter headtube, because your arms will be angled more downward versus being stretched out by...
12-19-11, 04:11 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,100
Posted By ducnut

It's all in that butt! :thumb:

It's all in that butt! :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-11, 04:01 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 11,398
Posted By ducnut

I'd look at a 58cm (582mm ETTL). And, if the LBS...

I'd look at a 58cm (582mm ETTL). And, if the LBS has a 61cm (600mm ETTL), I'd look at that, too. The 61cm is 18mm longer in the toptube, but, picks up 20mm in headtube length. Both sizes use the same...
Forum: Foo
12-19-11, 03:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 380
Posted By ducnut

Looks like a liveable place; I've lived in much...

Looks like a liveable place; I've lived in much worse. For $17K, you can't really lose. As far as the area, so what. Live there, stick to yourself, and enjoy seeing the end of rent/mortgage payments....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-11, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By ducnut

Based on your needs, I wouldn't choose any of the...

Based on your needs, I wouldn't choose any of the bikes you've listed.

Everything you've listed are skinny-tired road bikes, aluminum frame, CF or aluminum fork, lesser component groups, and...
12-19-11, 02:49 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,540
Posted By ducnut

Jens Voigt-Turns himself inside out, for the task...

Jens Voigt-Turns himself inside out, for the task assigned.
Forum: Touring
12-19-11, 02:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,605
Posted By ducnut

I see no reason to not use the Secteur. You're of...

I see no reason to not use the Secteur. You're of a reasonable weight, taking a reasonable amount of weight.

However, I would go to your LBS and trial fit the largest tire that'll fit. Our own...
Forum: Commuting
12-19-11, 10:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,337
Posted By ducnut

What's the issue, there?

What's the issue, there?
Forum: Commuting
12-17-11, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 993
Posted By ducnut

If your hands are really bad, apply a liberal...

If your hands are really bad, apply a liberal coating of petroleum jelly on them and cover with an old pair of socks, before bed. Your hands will feel so much better, by AM.
12-17-11, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 471
Posted By ducnut

I'm aware of that. When the UPS agent put...

I'm aware of that.

When the UPS agent put in the exact H/W/L dimensions, it spit out an astronomical fee. We changed the height by 1" and that reduced the amount by ~$35. UPS ships enough...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-11, 06:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,402
Posted By ducnut

I wouldn't be surprised. Tiagra seems like...

I wouldn't be surprised.

Tiagra seems like the new 105, for most bike manufacturers, these days.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-11, 11:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,402
Posted By ducnut

The Giant site shows 12-28, too. I'm guessing...

The Giant site shows 12-28, too. I'm guessing Giant spec'd that range and Shimano built it to spec.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-11, 10:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,402
Posted By ducnut

You and your LBS are really doing your homework....

You and your LBS are really doing your homework. Most shops could care less about the little nuances, between model years.

I haven't shopped Giant, since late 2010. My local Giant dealer and I...
12-16-11, 11:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 759
Posted By ducnut

I don't know. I bought mine a cyclocross bike for...

I don't know. I bought mine a cyclocross bike for her birthday. She was beside herself, with excitement. On any ride, outside of city errands, that's what she takes. Her attitude about jewelry is...
12-16-11, 11:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,070
Posted By ducnut

You can win/ride anything. But, that doesn't make...

You can win/ride anything. But, that doesn't make it optimum for the situation.

Crit racers, typically, wouldn't ride such a heavy wheel. Ideally, they'd be buying the lightest and stiffest thing...
12-16-11, 10:17 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,351
Posted By ducnut

Trek customer service is, generally, excellent....

Trek customer service is, generally, excellent. They should take care of that, with no problem.
12-16-11, 10:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,844
Posted By ducnut

Avid Shorty Ultimate-They're not your father's...

Avid Shorty Ultimate-They're not your father's canti.

I'll never own another Tektro product. Perfectly fine for house-brand OEM stuff, but, that's it.
12-16-11, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,692
Posted By ducnut

I'm little behind the ball, here. But, I would've...

I'm little behind the ball, here. But, I would've bought the Elite. You could probably still change your order.

I, too, ride a lot of gravel and dirt roads. The discs make a huge difference in...
12-16-11, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 471
Posted By ducnut

UPS knows the size of a standard bike box. With...

UPS knows the size of a standard bike box. With that, their rate drastically increases. My local UPS agent and I took 1" off the height of the box and saved me a ton of money.

Use plenty of foam...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-11, 09:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,402
Posted By ducnut

The rave reviews have come from the Defy...

The rave reviews have come from the Defy Advanced, unless I've missed the aluminum reviews.

I'd rather ride steel than aluminum, anyday.

As "fez" mentioned, the prices have increased. We have...
12-16-11, 09:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,070
Posted By ducnut

You can't have the best of both worlds. You have...

You can't have the best of both worlds. You have to choose which discipline is most important; road race or triathlon.

I'm a fan of Zipp, having ridden them for 3 years. As others have...
12-16-11, 08:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 467
Posted By ducnut

What is the effective toptube length of both...

What is the effective toptube length of both bikes?

If the 56 and 58 numbers are the actual measurement, I'd go 56. It's whole lot easier to gain cockpit distance (with a longer stem, longer...
Forum: Commuting
12-16-11, 08:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,337
Posted By ducnut

If I were heavy or were doing full-on loaded...

If I were heavy or were doing full-on loaded touring, I'd consider custom-built wheels. I have wheelsets from $100 to $2400 and have never had a problem. They all end up out-of-true. The exception is...
12-16-11, 08:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,195
Posted By ducnut

My Nokian 240's are pretty bad, too. I just ride...

My Nokian 240's are pretty bad, too. I just ride whatever gear feels right. Never in a hurry, either.
12-16-11, 08:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 759
Posted By ducnut

I'm with the others; that Raleigh is too much...

I'm with the others; that Raleigh is too much money.

I'd go with the BD bike, if she's not worried about the vintage-ness of the bike and only cares about the look.

I have a '63 BSA (a...
12-16-11, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 955
Posted By ducnut

You can mount them side-by-side. If it were...

You can mount them side-by-side.

If it were me and had a hitch, I'd go hitch-mount. If no hitch, I'd look into getting one. They install easily enough that one can do it at home. Hitch-mounts...
12-15-11, 11:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,379
Posted By ducnut

Dating a Schwinn Varsity is easy. The first...

Dating a Schwinn Varsity is easy. The first letter of the VIN # corresponds to the month of build (A=JAN, B=FEB, etc). The second letter is the year (beginning with '65 as the letter A, '66=B, etc)....
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