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Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-17, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By isuckatbiking

First Bike for GF. Is this a Good Rec?

So my SO would like to jump into some light biking. Nothing all out with the drop bars but a nice, good valued, flat bar bike.

While we don't like performance bike, the volume they move allows...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-16, 08:53 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 127,917
Posted By isuckatbiking

Nice! What is the weight on the wheel set? And...

Nice! What is the weight on the wheel set? And size of frame?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-16, 03:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 18,883
Posted By isuckatbiking

People love the CAAD, whether its the 10 or the...

People love the CAAD, whether its the 10 or the 12. To my knowledge, the geo on the CAAD might be a bit more aggressive.

I bought an ALR because I love the styling cues on it, Its a bit more...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-16, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,538
Posted By isuckatbiking

Dare I say, how bout the Vuelta's? Weight seems...

Dare I say, how bout the Vuelta's? Weight seems to be the same as the fulcrums/shimano but are almost 50% of the price. But then again my gut tells me the quality I get is what I pay for.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-16, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,538
Posted By isuckatbiking

Shimano WH-RS81 C24 vs. Fulcrum 3

Thoughts? The fulcrum 3 + tires are actually 40 bucks cheaper but are sold out.

I weight 130 so I doubt I'll have any weight issues on either. RS81 seems to be discontinuing as I don't see them on...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-16, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By isuckatbiking

So quick update. 130mm fits but its really tight....

So quick update. 130mm fits but its really tight. It pushes the spring in the lever to the edge while 135mm has the spring only depressed half way (look at my great illustrations for clarification)....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-16, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By isuckatbiking

Sorry, ALR 6 (no disks). I clipped it in the...

Sorry, ALR 6 (no disks).

I clipped it in the 135 option and there was no wiggle when I peddled for a few minutes but again I feel uneasy as people are mentioning that its supposed to be 130mm for...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-16, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By isuckatbiking

Fluid2 Rear Drop Out Spacing?

Hi guys, quick question.

The Fluid 2 has three spacing options on the non-drive side, 120, 130, and 135. According to the site, 130 is for road bikes. When I put my road bike in, its actually the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-15, 12:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 18,341
Posted By isuckatbiking

fastfwd01, did you decide on a bike yet? Thats...

fastfwd01, did you decide on a bike yet? Thats why Im here :lol:

I know you've been deciding/making threads for months now. Don't keep me in suspense. Which bike did you decide?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-15, 03:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,582
Posted By isuckatbiking

what...? Clearly its a red / neon green color...

what...? Clearly its a red / neon green color scheme.

Sick looking bike OP!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-15, 09:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,076
Posted By isuckatbiking

Crazy to think that this is even outside the...

Crazy to think that this is even outside the realms of professional athletes unless you're like the Lebron or Shaq (in the hay day) tier.

Man, thats just crazy.

But back on topic, sorry to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-15, 09:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,076
Posted By isuckatbiking

Off topic but holy cow, those houses there are...

Off topic but holy cow, those houses there are absolutely gorgeous. Not to mention gut punching.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-15, 07:47 AM
Replies: 677
Views: 233,269
Posted By isuckatbiking

Hi ghoundz! My previous bike was a 51, which...

Hi ghoundz!

My previous bike was a 51, which was a great fit. Unfortunately Trek sizes their bikes differently so I had to upgrade to a 52 as the 50 might have been too small for me (I'm 5'7.5)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-15, 08:06 AM
Replies: 677
Views: 233,269
Posted By isuckatbiking

Absolutely love the ALR6. I went from Carbon to...

Absolutely love the ALR6. I went from Carbon to Alu. Fell in love with the thinner top and down tubes. Has a classic yet modern look.

Did you buy the starry night color way? Cause that paint...
07-06-15, 09:59 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,959
Posted By isuckatbiking

I wish I had that eating popcorn gif.

I wish I had that eating popcorn gif.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-15, 07:32 AM
Replies: 677
Views: 233,269
Posted By isuckatbiking

Took a photo with a better background. Noticed I...

Took a photo with a better background. Noticed I had the drive train side pointed inwards. Too late. :lol:
http://i.imgur.com/8epGjLb.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-15, 01:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 67,056
Posted By isuckatbiking

It really is a good deal! I ended up getting...

It really is a good deal!

I ended up getting the 6 because of the paint scheme and the fact it came with Ultegra standard. I'm not one to usually switch out parts other than the seat so having it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-15, 12:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 67,056
Posted By isuckatbiking

I paid 2099 for mine. The ALR 5 will go for 1599....

I paid 2099 for mine. The ALR 5 will go for 1599.

These are the rock bottom prices. Dealers have some sort of deal in place that won't allow them to go lower.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-15, 01:14 PM
Replies: 27,149
Views: 17,654,907
Posted By isuckatbiking

Man thats a great paint scheme. Different...

Man thats a great paint scheme.

Different strokes for different folks indeed. If I was the designer of that bike, it would look 5x better if they only had cannondale stamped once on the downtube...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-15, 01:00 PM
Replies: 27,149
Views: 17,654,907
Posted By isuckatbiking

Only issue is the hollogram can only be obtained...

Only issue is the hollogram can only be obtained once you go pass a price point. I think >2300 which I think sucks.

The hollograms def do look nice. I still prefer the simplicity of the shimano...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-15, 12:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,318
Posted By isuckatbiking

Oh I still hate clipping in ahahha. I just bought...

Oh I still hate clipping in ahahha. I just bought some platformers 2.0 which effectively made the speedplays alot more versatile. I prefer the SPD-SL's for pure road biking but with the platformers,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-15, 11:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,318
Posted By isuckatbiking

Edit: I love speedplay pedals.

Edit:

I love speedplay pedals.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-15, 09:13 AM
Replies: 27,149
Views: 17,654,907
Posted By isuckatbiking

Thats a beaut. I just wish Fuji and Cannondale...

Thats a beaut. I just wish Fuji and Cannondale would use Shimano cranks. I hate how they use FSA which ruins the whole idea of a "full gruppo"
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-15, 09:33 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 67,056
Posted By isuckatbiking

Have an ALR 6. Absolutely love the bike. Twitchy...

Have an ALR 6. Absolutely love the bike. Twitchy but fast. Light as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-15, 02:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,135
Posted By isuckatbiking

I wanted an aluminum bike :lol: More...

I wanted an aluminum bike :lol:

More importantly, I just fell out of love with the looks of an all black matte bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-15, 03:00 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,655
Posted By isuckatbiking

I luv da fenix

I luv da fenix
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-15, 10:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,111
Posted By isuckatbiking

Preferably not. I usually like to keep my jersey...

Preferably not. I usually like to keep my jersey pockets light. More importantly, on my short rides, I wear athletic tees and not jerseys.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-15, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,111
Posted By isuckatbiking

Sleek Saddlebag that Fits the iPhone 6?

Currently I have the medium sized topeak bag as the small can't fit my phone.

Not a big fan of putting my phone in my jersey pocket so I was wondering, what is the most sleek saddle bag a person...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-15, 03:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,655
Posted By isuckatbiking

I actually went from a carbon bike (14' Synapse 5...

I actually went from a carbon bike (14' Synapse 5 105) to an aluminum bike (ALR).

As dtrain mentioned, from the tone of your posts, it does seem as though you really want the bike so I say just go...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-15, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 499,290
Posted By isuckatbiking

Took an absolute beating on the resale of my 2014...

Took an absolute beating on the resale of my 2014 Synapse Carbon 105 5 but I bought the bike I wanted and it was so worth it.

I finally understand what people mean when they say a bike feels...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-15, 06:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,318
Posted By isuckatbiking

Geez. I understand you guys are speedplay...

Geez. I understand you guys are speedplay fanatics but to blame it on user error is pretty excessive right? I read the directions five times before I even bought the pedals I also ended up taking it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-15, 12:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,318
Posted By isuckatbiking

Thats a great way to describe it (the cigarette...

Thats a great way to describe it (the cigarette example). Its not as straight forward as put foot down and boom, engaged. Once you're in the general vicinity, you have to shimmy your foot left and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-15, 11:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,318
Posted By isuckatbiking

I weigh 133. Just had my first brief ride...

I weigh 133.

Just had my first brief ride with both sides clipped in. It seems as the key is to shimmy it in. Unlike sl's where you just have to put your cleat in the general area and then the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-15, 08:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,135
Posted By isuckatbiking

Go with the 11 speed. I sold like sparingly...

Go with the 11 speed.

I sold like sparingly used synapse 5 105 2014 in black bbq and lost a TON of money.

Sold it for 1200 cause on one wants a 10 speed.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-15, 08:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,318
Posted By isuckatbiking

I unscrewed the heel out float a bit to see if...

I unscrewed the heel out float a bit to see if that helps.

What I expected was the engagement was going to be like the spd-l where when I start to peddle downwards with my body weight, that it'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-15, 05:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,318
Posted By isuckatbiking

Oh no, thats just a lovely mahogany cabinet in my...

Oh no, thats just a lovely mahogany cabinet in my dining room haha.

Yeah, def regretting not going with the tried and true SPD-SL's. Call me a quitter but I just submitted a purchase protection...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-15, 05:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,318
Posted By isuckatbiking

Nah I followed the directions. Made sure it was...

Nah I followed the directions. Made sure it was flat. Used the 6F b/c thats what Speedplays compatibility chart said to use. I made the heel in float zero but that shouldn't really effect the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-15, 09:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,318
Posted By isuckatbiking

I Hate Speedplays

Ended up buying some zeroes to see what the hype is about.

Out of 200 attempts. I got maybe 40. I made sure the screws weren't in tightly. It seems the only way to engage is to mash real hard....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-15, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,033
Posted By isuckatbiking

Returning to Wiggle?

I bought some Fulcrum 5's last week and is currently in route but came across a smoking deal for some Mavic's today, which I HAD TO pull the trigger. Has anyone ever had to return wheelsets to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-15, 02:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,898
Posted By isuckatbiking

Stole my bike!!! hahah I kid. But yeah, I'm...

Stole my bike!!! hahah I kid. But yeah, I'm looking into the ALR 6 as well. Let me know how much your final builds ends up being!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-15, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By isuckatbiking

Thanks for the honesty dtrain Looks like...

Thanks for the honesty dtrain

Looks like its going to be me and synapse for the long haul:tandem:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-15, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By isuckatbiking

Shoot. Forgot the 2015 came with 5800's. Yep,...

Shoot. Forgot the 2015 came with 5800's. Yep, stock wheels with 5700. Frame + fork milage is probably at 150.

Anything less than 1500 would probably mean its better to go N+1 instead of just...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-15, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,136
Posted By isuckatbiking

How are they? Curious for your thoughts.

How are they? Curious for your thoughts.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-15, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By isuckatbiking

Whats My Bike Worth? 14' Synapse Carbon 105 5

I realize the bicycle blue book is can be way off.

What is a good price for a 2014 Cannondale Carbon Synapse 105 5? Would 1650 w/o pedals be too much to ask? I do know that the 2015 is identical...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-15, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,144
Posted By isuckatbiking

Going from 14 Synapse Carbon 105 to Emonda ALR 5/6?

Okay, so Im getting an itch and find myself browsing the Trek site maybe 10-15 times a day.

The Emonda ALR 5/6 have really caught my eye. I know the fit is H2 so its that tweener fit between race...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-15, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,136
Posted By isuckatbiking

I was actually looking into them. I think they...

I was actually looking into them. I think they look absolutely amazing. Unfortunately the R3 has some negative reviews regarding flex so it was hard to justify spending 250 for practically the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-15, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 809
Posted By isuckatbiking

How to Combat Helmet Itch

No matter what helmet I have, once it gets a bit hot and I start sweating, my head itches like crazy.

I want to go helmet less but as you know, thats kinda dangerous.

Any advice? Should I wear...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-15, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,195
Posted By isuckatbiking

Thanks for the replies guys. Gonna give the bike...

Thanks for the replies guys. Gonna give the bike a once over when I get home. Do you guys think the mechanic will be offended if I request that the seat post be clamped next time?

And thats...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-15, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,195
Posted By isuckatbiking

Repair Stand on Seat Tube Instead of Seat Post

Wanted to get your opinion on something. I have a usual mechanic I go to. Probably went three or four times. Charges fairly, does pretty good work. He hired a helper recently and put his helper in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-15, 03:06 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,943
Posted By isuckatbiking

You guys live in Cali. Theres an image to upkeep...

You guys live in Cali. Theres an image to upkeep haha.
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