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Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-15, 11:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,596
Posted By cashmonee

I don't think you will ever mistake sitting in...

I don't think you will ever mistake sitting in the saddle with sitting on a couch, but the discomfort shouldn't be awful. There is a breaking in period for your muscles and psyche. As for which...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-15, 11:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,273
Posted By cashmonee

Dawn, or any dish soap is basically a degreaser....

Dawn, or any dish soap is basically a degreaser. On the frame? Not a problem. Just be careful in other areas. I use a rinseless car wash (same as the one I use on my car), and I occasionally wax with...
05-25-15, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By cashmonee

Obviously, you guys are right. I guess I was just...

Obviously, you guys are right. I guess I was just making sure I covered everything. There are no other dents or signs of damage, and I do actually trust the LBS, just making sure I didn't miss...
05-25-15, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By cashmonee

Possible Frame Damage?

So, I was an idiot and used the wrong skewer on accident for my trainer. I started to get on the bike and it slipped out of the trainer and the frame slammed into it. I took it to my LBS, and they...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-15, 12:02 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 9,271
Posted By cashmonee

I am a teacher. High school Math.

I am a teacher. High school Math.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-15, 11:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 893
Posted By cashmonee

I use my regular bibs with Under Armour ColdGear...

I use my regular bibs with Under Armour ColdGear tights over them. I am plenty warm here in Central California with temperatures similar to what you are talking about, 30F at sunrise. I have always...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-15, 09:08 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,420
Posted By cashmonee

Well, except for the brake cables. I agree, it...

Well, except for the brake cables. I agree, it would look cool, but as was said above it had better have no downsides compared to wired.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-15, 08:02 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,420
Posted By cashmonee

It's cool, and it's always good to see things...

It's cool, and it's always good to see things move forward, but what problem is this solving? What is the benefit over wired electronic?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-15, 08:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,960
Posted By cashmonee

Looks awesome! Needs more bikes!

Looks awesome! Needs more bikes!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-15, 10:42 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 58,666
Posted By cashmonee

5'7" on a 52cm Tarmac SL4. Although as others...

5'7" on a 52cm Tarmac SL4. Although as others have said, that may not mean much to you. Get fitted. If you are comfortable, it fits.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-15, 11:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,563
Posted By cashmonee

Before purchase: ...

Before purchase:
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And after:...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-14, 11:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,836
Posted By cashmonee

For the record, there is serious consideration by...

For the record, there is serious consideration by the NFL about holding the Super Bowl in London. So much so, that most NFL people believe it will happen sooner or later.



Part of the deal...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-14, 10:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,302
Posted By cashmonee

Agreed! Every shoulder in our riding area is...

Agreed! Every shoulder in our riding area is dirt, and every ride, without fail, my cleats would squeak incessantly from the dirt on the plastic part. Not to mention, the dirtiness of the cleats...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-14, 10:22 PM
Replies: 2,172
Views: 307,239
Posted By cashmonee

http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll85/cashmonee8...

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Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-14, 07:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,829
Posted By cashmonee

I just switched from Speedplay Zeros to a pair of...

I just switched from Speedplay Zeros to a pair of Ultegra pedals. I did it mostly because I wanted to try something different. I was also a little annoyed with the constant creaking of the pedals...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-14, 08:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,010
Posted By cashmonee

We have similar weather to that December through...

We have similar weather to that December through about February or March. Usually not down to 25, but high 28-35 are not uncommon around sunrise.

I usually wear shoe covers, running tights over...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-14, 07:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,829
Posted By cashmonee

I own a Saris Thelma 3, and while I like it,...

I own a Saris Thelma 3, and while I like it, flimsy isn't a far off description. Or at least bouncy. The bikes stay stable, but the rack itself does indeed bounce around a lot. My buddy has a Kuat...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-14, 08:09 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 68,641
Posted By cashmonee

For the OP, how much non-pavement riding are you...

For the OP, how much non-pavement riding are you planning on doing? Did you decide on your bike testing lineup because they are billed as endurance bikes or because you will be going off regular...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-14, 07:58 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 16,634
Posted By cashmonee

I have been eyeing the Specialized Prevail and...

I have been eyeing the Specialized Prevail and S3. It seems as there is little difference between the two to warrant the extra cash for the Prevail. What interests me most is the venting for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-14, 12:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,046
Posted By cashmonee

Obviously, saddles are personal, but I do have to...

Obviously, saddles are personal, but I do have to say that I recently got a new bike with a Specialized Toupe, and it is impressive. First saddle that truly feels good. I had heard people talk about...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-14, 11:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,476
Posted By cashmonee

I noticed that in another thread after I posted...

I noticed that in another thread after I posted here and in his thread about fit.

To the OP, it's your money, but honestly, if you want a show bike, I wouldn't throw away the kind of cash you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-14, 10:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,476
Posted By cashmonee

This is easy. Ride them. There will be a...

This is easy. Ride them. There will be a difference. You will like one more than the other. Then you can decide.

Don't buy a look or a name or a group. Buy what rides best first, then worry about...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-14, 10:08 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 34,183
Posted By cashmonee

I hope it isn't too late to offer advice. I...

I hope it isn't too late to offer advice.

I am not going to go into my height and what I ride, because for you it is completely meaningless. You cannot size yourself based on what others ride. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-13, 02:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,158
Posted By cashmonee

There is a difference between a pro fit and being...

There is a difference between a pro fit and being put on the right size bike. Any decent LBS will get you set up on the right size bike as part of the sale. A pro fit takes things much further and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-13, 08:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,158
Posted By cashmonee

To be honest, I would think you would be wasting...

To be honest, I would think you would be wasting time and money doing all that swapping for little gain. I don't know much about the Podium, but the Trek is their most basic option, and really...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-13, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By cashmonee

If it rideable, yes. $75 for a working bike is a...

If it rideable, yes. $75 for a working bike is a good deal. There are caveats. It looks mid-70s, which means it likely has a French threaded BB, and odd sized handlebars and seat tube. That means...
06-18-13, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,149
Posted By cashmonee

Thanks! This gives me a great place to start!

Thanks! This gives me a great place to start!
06-17-13, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,149
Posted By cashmonee

Peugeot UO-8 Conversion

I just got this frame for free from a friend:

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My best guess is that it's a '75 or '76 UO-8. I want to make a single speed with it, but I am at a loss as to how to handle the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-13, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2,286
Views: 277,202
Posted By cashmonee

On the Huntington Lake Dam, Huntington, CA. Top...

On the Huntington Lake Dam, Huntington, CA. Top of Big Creek Climb.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3750/8943683814_730ec14a3d_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cashmonee/8943683814/)
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Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-13, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 780
Posted By cashmonee

25% off MSRP? Yes.

25% off MSRP? Yes.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-13, 10:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,384
Posted By cashmonee

I ride a compact (50/34), so a little different,...

I ride a compact (50/34), so a little different, but I went from a 12-30t to a 12-27t and really didn't notice a whole lot except that I got up the hill faster. It really didn't feel that much...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-13, 10:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,460
Posted By cashmonee

I am about 5'7", and ride a 49 cm Raleigh, so 48...

I am about 5'7", and ride a 49 cm Raleigh, so 48 cm is not out of the question. It really comes down to being close enough to test ride. If you don't have a pedal wrench, buy one. It's worth having...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-13, 04:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,460
Posted By cashmonee

Can you ride it? Bikes are not all sized the same...

Can you ride it? Bikes are not all sized the same in my experience. One manufacturer's 48 is another's 50. Plus stand over height is only one aspect of fit. There is a lot more to it than that. You...
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By cashmonee

I saw the same bulge and wondered what the heck...

I saw the same bulge and wondered what the heck it was. The current owner claims new tires and a recent tune-up, but clearly does not know much about the bike. He was unsure of the year, and didn't...
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By cashmonee

Miyata 710

Looking at this Miyata 710:

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It looks to be an 85 as best I can tell from the color (grey blue with gold head tube) and decals in this one picture (haven't gone to look at it yet). The...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-13, 10:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,068
Posted By cashmonee

Way too hot here to put a couple of pounds on my...

Way too hot here to put a couple of pounds on my back and block the cooling effect. The heat needs to escape, and a backpack makes that hard to do.

But if you don't have comfort issues, wear it....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-13, 10:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By cashmonee

Obvious suggestion is to ride different bikes...

Obvious suggestion is to ride different bikes with different geometry to get an idea of what will work for you. Models and specs are great, but you won't know what's best until you ride it. All 4 of...
02-24-13, 08:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,034
Posted By cashmonee

Have these Diamondback Bigfoots. Love them!...

Have these Diamondback Bigfoots. Love them! Plenty grippy and so far durable. Best part? $16!
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Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-13, 03:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,168
Posted By cashmonee

I don't ride in weather quite as cold, but close,...

I don't ride in weather quite as cold, but close, usually low 30s is the worst we ride in. Rarely, upper 20s. I found that keeping my core warm is what helped me deal with the pain-inducing cold I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-13, 08:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,450
Posted By cashmonee

Spend the extra $100 and get the next step up on...

Spend the extra $100 and get the next step up on that Reid. 105 brifters and derailluers are worth it. You can even go another $100 to get their top end version that is all 105, and still be $120...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-13, 11:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,158
Posted By cashmonee

I have these here in Fresno and they work great...

I have these here in Fresno and they work great for me. We get colder here (I have used them in the mid-30s), so I imagine they would do the trick. If you are going in the direction of Gilroy, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-13, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,075
Posted By cashmonee

+1! I would definitely go with the 105 plus...

+1! I would definitely go with the 105 plus wheelset over Ultegra.
01-13-13, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 883
Posted By cashmonee

Using icloud.com, she can track you with the Find...

Using icloud.com, she can track you with the Find iPhone feature. The nice part about this one is that it requires absolutely nothing from you. No need to hit "start" or run anything on the phone....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-13, 08:20 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,874
Posted By cashmonee

What I am saying, is that we are a long ways off...

What I am saying, is that we are a long ways off from 15+ hour battery life with the screen on from cell phones. I understand that realistically, it only needs to last 5-7 hours, maybe less, but that...
01-13-13, 12:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 883
Posted By cashmonee

If she has an iPhone with a separate iTunes...

If she has an iPhone with a separate iTunes account, it is as simple as using Apple's Find My Friends app. If both of your phones are under the same account or she doesn't have an iPhone, then the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-13, 11:31 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,874
Posted By cashmonee

I'm not so sure about that. I don't believe most...

I'm not so sure about that. I don't believe most people want a smartphone propped up on their handlebars. I think most want something smaller with a screen legible in any light that is weatherproof,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-13, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By cashmonee

This is a personal preference thing. If you like...

This is a personal preference thing. If you like your MTB stuff, use it. At least for a while.

As for Speedplays, I have them and love them. I have yet to step in anything so bad that I could not...
01-03-13, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By cashmonee

Your best bet is to probably scour the internet...

Your best bet is to probably scour the internet (craigslist, ebay, etc) for a cheap wheel. A trainer can go through tires pretty quickly if you use it a lot, and so I don't know that you would save...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-13, 11:58 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,874
Posted By cashmonee

So then the hope would be that with Bluetooth,...

So then the hope would be that with Bluetooth, the adapter would no longer be needed. I would be interested to see if they have done that. It would be nice to have the Garmin be willing to give the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-13, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 676
Posted By cashmonee

I'm using Speedplay CroMo ($130) with a pair of...

I'm using Speedplay CroMo ($130) with a pair of Bontrager RL Road ($180) (they have the same exact shoe in MTB version if you prefer) that has a carbon sole. The combo would be over-budget, but I...
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