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10-04-16, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 800
Posted By dizzydtrain

Thanks for the response, this is super helpful. I...

Thanks for the response, this is super helpful. I just read the recall information and shared it with the seller. I am having him double check the serial number to see if the recalled numbers match...
10-04-16, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 800
Posted By dizzydtrain

Looking at a bike with SRAM Hydros--Need some help

Hey All,

This afternoon I am checking out a 2015 Blue Norcross AL with Rival components. It's a mint bike that doesn't seem to have gotten much use at all and per the seller, it is the wrong size....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-16, 10:22 AM
Replies: 27,059
Views: 17,368,734
Posted By dizzydtrain

Did you test either of them out? Both are nice...

Did you test either of them out? Both are nice bikes but it would entirely depend on the primary use of the bike and which one fit you and felt better.
08-06-16, 10:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,010
Posted By dizzydtrain

Looks awesome. Like the detailing.

Looks awesome. Like the detailing.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-16, 05:27 PM
Replies: 27,059
Views: 17,368,734
Posted By dizzydtrain

I picked them up from carbon-cycle on eBay. It...

I picked them up from carbon-cycle on eBay. It was one of the recommended sellers. No complaints so far but I am always inspecting the wheels before rides just for peace of mind. Basalt surface still...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-16, 03:32 PM
Replies: 27,059
Views: 17,368,734
Posted By dizzydtrain

Specialized Tarmac Sport in Gallardo Orange. It's...

Specialized Tarmac Sport in Gallardo Orange. It's so difficult to actually capture how great this color looks in person. Sometimes it's matte Orange, sometimes it comes across as fluorescent.
...
08-05-16, 11:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,010
Posted By dizzydtrain

Updated pic that shows off the color better. Also...

Updated pic that shows off the color better. Also upgraded to some 50mm Chinese carbon wheels.
05-26-16, 07:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,010
Posted By dizzydtrain

Great suggestions--will try next week during one...

Great suggestions--will try next week during one of my rides.
05-26-16, 07:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,010
Posted By dizzydtrain

Thank you, appreciate it. Before this Tarmac, my...

Thank you, appreciate it. Before this Tarmac, my go to colors were stealth and raw carbon. Never thought i'd get onto something that stands out but I can get used to this. Plus having extra...
05-25-16, 01:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,010
Posted By dizzydtrain

I'll have to work on that. Once my pedals and...

I'll have to work on that. Once my pedals and wheels are installed, i'll have to find a nice spot with good lighting to practice my skills.
05-25-16, 09:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,205
Posted By dizzydtrain

I have no problem buying stuff off of CL. I've...

I have no problem buying stuff off of CL. I've gotten 2 bikes and sold 3 on it so far. However, if you are new to the cycling game, I'd go to a LBS and pick up a bike that way. Not sure how new you...
05-24-16, 06:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,010
Posted By dizzydtrain

http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss68/dizzydtrai...

http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss68/dizzydtrain/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsgpm0ejsf.jpeg (http://s562.photobucket.com/user/dizzydtrain/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsgpm0ejsf.jpeg.html)

What's...
05-23-16, 09:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,010
Posted By dizzydtrain

Well, I went to test ride the Cervelo and Giant...

Well, I went to test ride the Cervelo and Giant one last time when the sales person suggested I try a Specialized Tarmac as well. I initially thought that he might try and upsell me since both of the...
05-23-16, 08:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,010
Posted By dizzydtrain

I guess there is a big emotional attachment...

I guess there is a big emotional attachment people have with bikes. I think I am trying to convince myself to find utility out of a bike and be content with owning it.
05-23-16, 08:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,010
Posted By dizzydtrain

Thanks for the suggestion. I just looked up...

Thanks for the suggestion. I just looked up dealers and the closest one is about 2 states over. Not sure how easy it would be for me to give one of these a whirl. Not opposed to Orange bikes at all....
05-23-16, 07:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,010
Posted By dizzydtrain

Random question from someone who doesn't know what he wants

Hey All,

I've been biking for about 7 years recreationally. I've gone through a few bikes now, ranging from a Diamondback MTB, to a Cannondale six13, and all the way to a Giant TCR Sl advanced. I...
05-19-16, 09:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,280
Posted By dizzydtrain

Sorry to bump this thread but I was curious on...

Sorry to bump this thread but I was curious on your experience so far with the bike. Any updates? I am hoping to get my hands on one of the last 2016s before they are gone but I am definitely curious...
05-19-16, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,261
Posted By dizzydtrain

Kona Roadhouse vs Salsa Warbird

Hey all,

I recently started trimming down my bike collection (I know, not what you generally hear around these parts:) I got rid of my Giant TCR Carbon road bike and my single speed steel...
03-17-16, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,688
Posted By dizzydtrain

That's a very good point, didn't even think about...

That's a very good point, didn't even think about that. I saw that same bike being sold for $600 less in the North Carolina area.
03-17-16, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,688
Posted By dizzydtrain

Yes, that is the actually bike. Thanks for all...

Yes, that is the actually bike. Thanks for all the feedback so far.
03-17-16, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,688
Posted By dizzydtrain

Help determining value on All City Macho King Bike

Hey all,

I am not familiar with steel bikes so much but I was eyeing a Macho King locally as a secondary bike for recreational riding and some cyclocross for the days when my rode bike is better...
07-23-15, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 605
Posted By dizzydtrain

I was browsing the other day. I am not in the...

I was browsing the other day. I am not in the market for a new bike but was surprised that the Defy range has been scaled down to the aluminum versions without disc brakes. Advanced and up are all...
07-23-15, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,017
Posted By dizzydtrain

OP, you really need to stop by an LBS to get an...

OP, you really need to stop by an LBS to get an idea what size you need. Sizes vary depending on manufacturer, your proportion, and your preference.

None of this online fitting will get you...
07-21-15, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,017
Posted By dizzydtrain

The Allez and Defy would probably be my choices...

The Allez and Defy would probably be my choices out of those but there are also different size. I am 5"8 and few and I ride a Medium Defy. At your height you might be a little cramped but the best...
07-21-15, 02:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 599
Posted By dizzydtrain

2012 Giant TCR Advanced SL 3 Group Set

Does anyone know if this bike ever came with SRAM Force instead of Ultegra?

TCR Advanced SL 3 (2012) | Giant bicycles / Giant bikes UK | United Kingdom...
06-29-15, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,159
Posted By dizzydtrain

Ended up purchasing the Defy 3 in white last week...

Ended up purchasing the Defy 3 in white last week for $807 out the door. What a great value, nothing about this bike really feels entry level. Frame seems high quality and worth keeping for a long...
06-22-15, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By dizzydtrain

Thanks for everyone's input. I Think the 3 will...

Thanks for everyone's input. I Think the 3 will be my bike soon. really like everything about it, looks, performance, and price. Definitely a frame worth keeping for a while.
06-21-15, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By dizzydtrain

Defy 1 and 3 worth price difference

Went to test ride a few bikes this weekend after initially being interested in the diverge. Tried out the defy 1 and 3 after testing out the synapse and roubaix compact from 2013.

The price...
06-20-15, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,159
Posted By dizzydtrain

So I was test riding this weekend and really...

So I was test riding this weekend and really liked the Giant Defy. My LBS had the defy 1 and 3 from 2014 reduced by 15% to make room for the 15s. Both felt a little more responsive than the diverge. ...
06-19-15, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 21,078
Posted By dizzydtrain

Not sure if it's just me but it sounds like the...

Not sure if it's just me but it sounds like the Diverge might be better for you. You're trying to make the Allez be the Diverge based on your questions and concerns you have about the Allez.

I...
06-18-15, 07:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,896
Posted By dizzydtrain

I've been doing a bit of research myself since I...

I've been doing a bit of research myself since I am in somewhat of a similar situation. I think everyone will recommend that you try a few bikes yourself but I'd look towards the Specialized Diverge....
06-18-15, 07:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,159
Posted By dizzydtrain

Hey GH, I am 5'8, 185#, and my bike inseam...

Hey GH,

I am 5'8, 185#, and my bike inseam is around 30.25. I planned on taking out the diverge, synapse, and Defy--I think those all have a more endurance based geometry.

I also just noticed...
06-17-15, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,159
Posted By dizzydtrain

No, I was looking at the entry level bikes. $1.5k...

No, I was looking at the entry level bikes. $1.5k is my budget for purchasing bike--my other alternative would be a used road bike with a decent frame to build up in the future.
06-17-15, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,159
Posted By dizzydtrain

Thank you! Seems like a great bike. Local LBS is...

Thank you! Seems like a great bike. Local LBS is getting a new delivery soon.
06-17-15, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,159
Posted By dizzydtrain

Adding a second bike to stable

Hey All,

I've been mountain biking for a couple of years now but wanted to purchased another bike to add to the stable to take on casual riding duties.

I am not entirely convinced that I will...
04-29-12, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7,699
Views: 2,558,600
Posted By dizzydtrain

Will do, still waiting to be cleared to ride...

Will do, still waiting to be cleared to ride bikes again but that will hopefully be soon.
04-28-12, 03:49 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 62,076
Posted By dizzydtrain

My other bike is a cannondale six13 and the...

My other bike is a cannondale six13 and the hybrid is a Cannondale quick 3

http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss68/dizzydtrain/IMG_4295.jpg
04-28-12, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7,699
Views: 2,558,600
Posted By dizzydtrain

Crappy pic. Just picked up a Cannondale quick 3 ...

Crappy pic. Just picked up a Cannondale quick 3

http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss68/dizzydtrain/IMG_4297.jpg
04-28-12, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,498
Posted By dizzydtrain

Well, picked up the bike today for $550...I feel...

Well, picked up the bike today for $550...I feel really stoked about the deal. The bike is in awesome condition but could use a little bit of tuning. Other than a few scuffs, which are barely...
04-27-12, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 963
Posted By dizzydtrain

Both bikes will be fine for that. Did you test...

Both bikes will be fine for that. Did you test ride either of them at the LBS? If you are just going by the spec sheet then my money would go towards the Trek because I believe you get more for less...
04-27-12, 01:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,827
Posted By dizzydtrain

Does the new fork change the ride height at all?

Does the new fork change the ride height at all?
04-27-12, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 963
Posted By dizzydtrain

I think the Trek 8.5 has slightly better...

I think the Trek 8.5 has slightly better components, remote lockout of the fork, and more fork travel. The price of the Trek is also cheaper but I would test ride both and see which one fits better.
04-27-12, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,498
Posted By dizzydtrain

Oh yeah, definitely. No matter how good of a...

Oh yeah, definitely. No matter how good of a deal, I am not getting it unless it feels right. I am in no hurry to buy a hybrid or second bike--when I saw it I thought it might be worthwhile checking...
04-27-12, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,498
Posted By dizzydtrain

Agreed, I am shooting for $500-$550.

Agreed, I am shooting for $500-$550.
04-27-12, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,498
Posted By dizzydtrain

I agree with you. In my personal experience, the...

I agree with you. In my personal experience, the prices on CL tend to be a little higher because haggling is almost expected and built into price. Sounds like the price of this bike is fair as it is...
04-26-12, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,498
Posted By dizzydtrain

Thanks for your reply! I sent an email inquiring...

Thanks for your reply! I sent an email inquiring about taking a look at the bike. Maybe I can get him down to ideally $500 or so pending on the condition of the bike.

It's funny how bike...
04-26-12, 02:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,771
Posted By dizzydtrain

I think if you wanted to have the ultimate 1 bike...

I think if you wanted to have the ultimate 1 bike it would be a mountainbike with a second set of wheels. As long as you can lockout the fork and have a set of knobbies and slicks, you could tackles...
04-26-12, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,498
Posted By dizzydtrain

Used Cannondale Quick 3

Hey Everyone,

Every once in a while i browse craigslist for various items and came across a pretty mint condition Cannondale Quick 3 (2010 model). The owner is asking for $600 and mentions that he...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-12, 11:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,157
Posted By dizzydtrain

$925 seems to be on the higher end of what I...

$925 seems to be on the higher end of what I would pay for that bike but that would also be contingent on the condition and if anything else is included additionally. I own a 2008 six13 and it's been...
04-22-12, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 870
Posted By dizzydtrain

Looks are pretty insignificant but I like the...

Looks are pretty insignificant but I like the Sirrus better in the aesthetics department.
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