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12-17-08, 08:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,334
Posted By redfishpaddler

Bad road conditions (ice/snow) and rain will keep...

Bad road conditions (ice/snow) and rain will keep me inside on my trainer. Just set it up with a notebook and great speakers to watch DVD's. HIGHLY recommend contacting www.foxwear.net Lou custom...
12-09-08, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By redfishpaddler

I agree with Hezz. Check out: www.foxware.net I...

I agree with Hezz. Check out: www.foxware.net I just ordered one of Lou's custom jackets (around $70)......he has gotten rave reviews from many folks on the listserve.
You will also see a great...
12-03-08, 07:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,635
Posted By redfishpaddler

I am 5'10", 28" inseam, 234lbs and love the...

I am 5'10", 28" inseam, 234lbs and love the Specialized Roubaix that I purchased a few months ago. You might also want to take a look at the Specialized Seqouia as many Clydes have raved about this...
12-02-08, 06:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,049
Posted By redfishpaddler

An amazing saddle option

Check out the Selle Anatomica saddle. Has been amazingly comfortable from the first ride!!! Have had NO post-ride discomfort at all!!!
11-18-08, 07:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,481
Posted By redfishpaddler

Thanks so much Curtis! My jacket arrived in the...

Thanks so much Curtis! My jacket arrived in the mail today.....looks and fits GREAT!
Bob
11-17-08, 06:34 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 9,347
Posted By redfishpaddler

Time to join this group for sure! Just got back...

Time to join this group for sure! Just got back to riding, and am up to 60 minutes on my Roubaix and my knees are holding up. NOW it is time to shed some lbs!!

today: 236
12/31/08 goal: 220 lbs....
11-16-08, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,221
Posted By redfishpaddler

Dinnotte Customer Service

Hmmmm, an interesting review.

I just ordered the 800/400 setup and am looking forward to receiving it. Because I ordered a different one prior to hearing about the 800 engine, I called Rob and...
11-10-08, 07:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 939
Posted By redfishpaddler

Have you considered the Selle Anatomica

http://mcmwin.com/

I am 5'10"/234 lbs and have a specialized roubaix, and have ridden a bunch of road bikes in the past. This is by far the most comfortable saddle I have ever sat on. At the very...
11-04-08, 06:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,856
Posted By redfishpaddler

Standing and my knees?

I ride a triple crank and have a selle anatomica that is 'hard to believe comfortable'....I forget the saddle is there. I agree with Europa as noted above.

It would seem that standing would be...
10-27-08, 04:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,548
Posted By redfishpaddler

GLAD to hear you are O.K.! You have a great...

GLAD to hear you are O.K.! You have a great attitude!
Thanks for posting....a great reminder for all...
Heal quickly...
Bob
10-27-08, 04:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,190
Posted By redfishpaddler

Good question Don......am curious too. Have an...

Good question Don......am curious too. Have an idea. Give Specialized a call. I called them about an issue and the fellow more than lived up to their reputation of GREAT customer service. Then....let...
10-25-08, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By redfishpaddler

Congrats....titanium, steel or carbon?

I chose titanium for my left knee.....just purchased a road bike and rode a recumbent for awhile. You will love getting along without all of that 'bone to bone' interruption. Do yourself a favor and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-08, 03:31 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,729
Posted By redfishpaddler

Very cool idea!

Had a similar setup on my recumbent.....was great in the winter and when raining...was made by: www.mueller-hp.com

A cool/creative idea.....yup.....be aware of the wind gusts!
Let us know how it...
10-24-08, 10:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,190
Posted By redfishpaddler

Hmmmmmm....

Well, I am NOT one of those 'highly knowledgeable clydes'....but...will give it a shot....am just getting back to a road bike after many years, so excuse ahead of time my stab at accurate frame...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-08, 07:33 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,368
Posted By redfishpaddler

LBS lending tools?

I cannot imagine why an LBS would lend out tools. Due to a general practice, inventory, and liability issues.....it would make no sense. Does a meat market lend out it's knives? Does a mechanic lend...
10-22-08, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By redfishpaddler

A comfy bike saddle

NOTHING will ever beat my RANS V-Rex seat.....but since I sold the V-Rex (a GREAT bike).....I just ordered and will be putting the following on my road bike:

www.selleanatomica.com

Check it...
10-22-08, 10:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 996
Posted By redfishpaddler

For a road bike check out:

I use the following and find the optics to be great. Go to Google and look for:

Italian ROAD BIKE un-helmet MIRROR

I use one on both sides. When on my recumbent I used to end-bar mirrors....
10-22-08, 10:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,190
Posted By redfishpaddler

Demoed an '08 Sequoia

I really like the Sequoia. fyi: Specialized still has many '08 models available in their warehouses on both coasts.....so....you might find some significant savings. Take a look at the difference in...
10-22-08, 05:59 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 9,347
Posted By redfishpaddler

Hey Bluedawg

I agree.....NOT the best route towards weight loss. This is somewhat off topic for sure, but don't know how to contact you. You might want to look for a local healthcare professional (psychologist,...
10-20-08, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 495
Posted By redfishpaddler

Congrats JetWave!

A GREAT accomplishment, especially after the ride you were on a number of years ago. You are an inspiration. I plan to ride my age (will be 56 in March) next year. My past journey includes a knee...
10-18-08, 04:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 596
Posted By redfishpaddler

Great job Spanky!!

That is GREAT, and really inspirational for me. Just weighed in at 227 pds. this a.m., just purchased my bike, and have plans to reach 195-200 pds. Looking forward to hearing about your next summit....
10-16-08, 01:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,870
Posted By redfishpaddler

Spinning 101-questions....

I have never done any spinning, and am thinking about it. Just picked up a road bike, and will likely pick up a trainer to use it indoors. Is a spinning class much better than that approach?

Also,...
10-15-08, 04:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 805
Posted By redfishpaddler

Welcome Paul...

Welcome....
I also recently joined.....55 y.o.....wanting to get back to biking....need to lose weight. These are a great group of folks here.....great support, ideas and humor to boot!
Enjoy......
10-13-08, 07:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 765
Posted By redfishpaddler

Many thanks!

Thanks to all....
I ended up picking up a good book for core work using a physio-ball....have done some of that before and like it and realized the amazing benefits.

Went out yesterday for the...
10-13-08, 07:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 653
Posted By redfishpaddler

Many thanks to all....

Thanks all....
I ended up purchasing a Blackburn Neuro 6.0....has all the features I want. Don't need a gps as I have an iPhone that does the trick. Went for my first ride yesterday with my new...
10-11-08, 04:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 653
Posted By redfishpaddler

Heart rate monitor use and recommendations?

I am getting back to road biking after many years. In the past I always used cadence as a guide on my cyclocomputer. Is it worthwhile to purchase a computer with a HRM?

I will be picking up my...
10-09-08, 06:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 765
Posted By redfishpaddler

Cyclist Core Training recommendations, and Cyclo-Core..

I would greatly appreciate suggestions for programs, DVD's, books regarding core training for cyclists that you have used and found to be effective.

Have any of you used the Cyclo-Core approach...
10-08-08, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By redfishpaddler

Congrats!

That is Great news. Am about to get back to a road bike myself....you are inspirational.
Enjoy!
Bob
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-08, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By redfishpaddler

Bike prices: '08 vs. '09

The prices are going up in '09. The economy dictates it.
I purchased an '08 Robaix Triple for $2500, including a setup.

I don't know if there are still '08 Specialized models available, but...
10-05-08, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,198
Posted By redfishpaddler

Many thanks!

Many thanks to all....especially Yen.
I am looking forward to putting at least about 500 miles on the bike prior to making any changes, except of course my wrists run into some issues (carpal...
10-05-08, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,198
Posted By redfishpaddler

Bullhorn handlebars....how helpful are they?

I am just getting back to a road bike after many years, and have purchased a Robaix Expert. I chose the bike because of the fit/comfort. Just read on another posting about bullhorn bars. Although I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-08, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By redfishpaddler

You are in the SAME place I was a few weeks ago!

First, be aware that there are still '08 models available in the bikes you are looking at....AND....the savings are large. As of two weeks ago, there were '08 models available in the Specialized...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-08, 03:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By redfishpaddler

Specialized Robaix Expert and Tire Clearance Issues

Just getting back to biking.....would appreciate your recommendations.
I will be picking up a Robaix Expert in the next few weeks, and want to swap out the tires that come with the bike.

I am 220...
09-24-08, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 471
Posted By redfishpaddler

Blackburn Neuro 6.0 cyclocomputer

I am looking for a wireless computer with both cadence and HR capability. I searched the archives, and TSL gave this one a good (though preliminary) positive response. Have others used this model?...
09-23-08, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,434
Posted By redfishpaddler

Mea culpa....blew it....it is an Expert that I am looking at...

Sorry......too many reviews of bikes in too few days.
I rode a Seqouia, Comp and Expert.

I just decided to get the Expert.....for many reasons.
Sorry about the confusion...
Bob
09-23-08, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,434
Posted By redfishpaddler

Robaix Comp Triple vs. Pro Triple

I am looking at the '08 models. There is a difference of price of $800. I agree, there is a significant difference in components, but I am more interested in the difference in the frame, seat post...
09-23-08, 04:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,434
Posted By redfishpaddler

Specialized Comp vs. Pro re: comfort

I have definitely decided to purchase a Specialized Robaix....love the geometry/comfort of the bike. For comparison sake I demoed the Seqoia, Comp and Pro last week.

I am returning to a roadbike...
09-20-08, 07:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,540
Posted By redfishpaddler

Thanks again to all: have decided on a bike

After riding a few bikes I felt at home with a Specialized Robaix Comp Triple. I loved the frame, the geometry, the feel of the bike. I look forward to picking it up in a few weeks.

I think it...
09-18-08, 04:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By redfishpaddler

Speedplay Lite Action vs. X5 + titanium knee joints?

I have used Frogs in the past, and just purchased Speedplay Lite Action Road Pedals at the suggestion of a salesman...am planning to purchase a new road bike. I have OLD knee/tee joints (except for...
09-18-08, 04:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,540
Posted By redfishpaddler

Wow!!!!

MANY thanks to all. Just checked in this a.m. and have found your amazing responses.....what an incredible community!

Am moving along re-educating myself about road bikes. Went to my #1 LBS and...
09-17-08, 05:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,540
Posted By redfishpaddler

Kind to my body: carbon frame/triple crank?

This is my first posting. Have learned a bunch here already.
Unfortunately I had to sell my recumbent due to some physical issues, am just getting back to riding and I am looking at a number of road...
09-17-08, 05:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 993
Posted By redfishpaddler

Congrats on the choice of a RANS Stratus

This is my first posting.

I loved my RANS Tilwind, Stratus and more recently my V-Rex. JUST sold my V-Rex because of different joint issues at the other end of the body.....and am now looking at a...
Forum: Introductions
09-12-08, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By redfishpaddler

Hi from Hartford, CT

It is great to join this community. I am getting back to biking after quite awhile. I am looking at a few bikes that will be kind to my 55 y.o. body with more than a few joint issues. Am looking at a...
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