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Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-15, 01:09 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,486
Posted By markwebb

That's a decent bike with a carbon fork for $799....

That's a decent bike with a carbon fork for $799. But it's still aluminum. I've ridden all frame types and my least favorite is aluminum (let's not hijack OP's thread and start debating that old...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-15, 12:48 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,486
Posted By markwebb

It's almost $1,000 for an aluminum frame and...

It's almost $1,000 for an aluminum frame and something called 15mm thru axle enhances overall ride quality with rigidity and precision with a disc brake. That thing has to weigh a ton. I think the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-15, 09:46 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,486
Posted By markwebb

If he can get a nice new bike with 105 parts for...

If he can get a nice new bike with 105 parts for $600-$800 then no need to settle for low end Sora stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-15, 08:15 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,486
Posted By markwebb

Nashbar usually has an additional 20% promo once...

Nashbar usually has an additional 20% promo once or twice a week. I'd look at their road bikes (carbon or al) or the touring or cyclocross. With 20% you can get the carbon road with 105 for $1,000,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-15, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,520
Posted By markwebb

I want something different than.....black. The...

I want something different than.....black. The decals are Celeste. Here's a pic. It arrives via UPS tomorrow.

Suggestions, if not Celeste?

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-15, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,520
Posted By markwebb

I need to write some code and an app that let's...

I need to write some code and an app that let's you load a pic of your bike and then try various tape colors on bars. I could call it FRED-Poser lol.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-15, 05:49 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 21,009
Posted By markwebb

That's me, almost. 59 and riding moderately...

That's me, almost. 59 and riding moderately priced bikes with some bling because the bling is gone in my legs, but it's still fun to ride and look good doing it, even if I'm a lot slower than I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-15, 01:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,644
Posted By markwebb

That bike looks awesome btw!!!! So if...

That bike looks awesome btw!!!!

So if you're 6' and a 58" frame than the size is relatively ok. Lots of subtle and nuance to get bike to feel just right. You may still be stretched out too much...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-15, 01:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,644
Posted By markwebb

That is a very large frame: 62cm+. So you must be...

That is a very large frame: 62cm+. So you must be a very large person like 6'4" or taller? If all that correct then you probably have a relatively good fit.

The pic shows bars about even with...
04-06-15, 12:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,193
Posted By markwebb

The Fuji brings back fond memories. A Raleigh LBS...

The Fuji brings back fond memories. A Raleigh LBS on Ventura Blvd in Woodland Hills sold them in the 70's. I used to do a Sunday race training ride out of there. I always lusted after a white Fuji...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-15, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,520
Posted By markwebb

The Celeste looks pretty darn good. Mine is not a...

The Celeste looks pretty darn good. Mine is not a Bianchi it's a old Serotta.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-15, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,520
Posted By markwebb

Green or Celeste Handlebar Tape With Black Frame

Any pics of black frames with handlebar wrap using green tape or Celeste tape? I'm thinking of wrapping my bars in green or Celeste. My frame is black steel Columbus SLX traditional geometry...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-15, 12:00 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 21,009
Posted By markwebb

The bike itself shifts more quickly and smoother,...

The bike itself shifts more quickly and smoother, or the new/better component group shifts more quickly and smoother?

Higher priced bikes usually have higher priced groups. A Specialized bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-15, 11:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,665
Posted By markwebb

I agree. My number one goal is to ride without...

I agree. My number one goal is to ride without getting hurt. I'm 59 years old. I'm more aware of my mortality now than I was at 19 or 29. When I was young I rarely wore a helmet (usually only when in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-15, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,537
Posted By markwebb

So it looks like the smaller measurement of each...

So it looks like the smaller measurement of each is 7 cm smaller than smallest number of pump (54/47 and 49/42). That 5459 may be borderline fit for a 56cm top tube if it is only 53cm at it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-15, 12:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,537
Posted By markwebb

Topeak Road Master Blaster Frame Pump Sizing Help Needed

I have a 56cm top tube on a traditional geometry steel road bike from the 90's. I seem to recall in years past comments about the Topeak frame pump and sizing - that the sizes were wrong as...
Replies: 13
Views: 3,963
Posted By markwebb

Benotto was a frame made in Mexico. They usually...

Benotto was a frame made in Mexico. They usually used very heavy steel tubes not Reynolds 531 or Columbus. More like gas pipes. You can do a lot better on eBay most any day. Lots of nice lugged bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-13, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By markwebb

Sorry...not sure I get what you are saying. I...

Sorry...not sure I get what you are saying. I didn't say any components bug me, did I?

I have about 50 miles on it now (rode it yesterday and again today) and I must say the Sora drivetrain is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-13, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By markwebb

If you walked into a bike shop and they had the...

If you walked into a bike shop and they had the original price on a Lemond Zurich from, say 1998, or a Masi from 1968 would you buy it? Now, the Jamis don't quite compare to these, but you get the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-13, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By markwebb

Thank, Milkbaby!!!! I found the catalogue. Mine...

Thank, Milkbaby!!!! I found the catalogue. Mine is a 2011. Not that old. On the pic in catalogue the paint looks much lighter than my actual bike. It's called Black Forest Green. It's pretty dark on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-13, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By markwebb

Help With Jamis

I have been out of cycling for about a year because of health issues. I did not think I'd be riding anymore, so I sold my bikes. But after some rehab and stuff I'm able to ride again. I set my sights...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-12, 10:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,796
Posted By markwebb

You can score some great deals on Ti via eBay if...

You can score some great deals on Ti via eBay if you're patient. I've seen excellent Ti full bikes go for excellent prices there. I have ridden all frame types. Ti, carbon, and steel all rode much...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-12, 10:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,339
Posted By markwebb

Yes a lot of those bikes sell on eBay for around...

Yes a lot of those bikes sell on eBay for around $1,000. It is a great bike - good components and great frame. I'd offer $950 and see what happens.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-12, 10:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,072
Posted By markwebb

I don't know what the price difference is the...

I don't know what the price difference is the shop is quoting you. If less than $200 difference I'd go Ultegra. If more than that I'd lean towards 105. Personally, I prefer Ultegra. I notice big...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-11, 08:28 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,872
Posted By markwebb

I got it from this link and article...

I got it from this link and article http://university.tri-sports.com/2011/01/21/litespeed-m1-and-the-2000-road-bike/
but it may not be an accurate comparision, as the m/l M1 is not a 54cm bike. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-11, 02:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,327
Posted By markwebb

I meant perpendicular straight but with a bend at...

I meant perpendicular straight but with a bend at elbow for sure. Increased width but no further away. Yup no bend at elbow would suck for sure.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-11, 08:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,327
Posted By markwebb

No it is a major issue. It's uncomfortable, for...

No it is a major issue. It's uncomfortable, for me, to have my arms pointing inward when I'm out on a 6 hour ride. I'd rather have them perpendicular to my body and straight.

Interesting info on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-11, 08:03 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,872
Posted By markwebb

The Roubaix has a head tube 5mm taller. Not...

The Roubaix has a head tube 5mm taller. Not really a noticable difference.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-11, 02:08 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,872
Posted By markwebb

Hmm...the review of it by Tri Sports said it's...

Hmm...the review of it by Tri Sports said it's not really a racing bike but a good compromise, and that it handled/tracked exceedingly well. It also had 2nd longest head tube of those bikes reviewed,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-11, 06:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,327
Posted By markwebb

On my new bike it came with 42. I got it via the...

On my new bike it came with 42. I got it via the net. I spec'd most everything including bars - the seller I guess just missed the bars. I can see my arms pointed inward and can feel some level of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-11, 05:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,210
Posted By markwebb

When I went to a compact I went to 11x32 in the...

When I went to a compact I went to 11x32 in the back with the 34 small up front. On my old triple I had the opposite of you: a 28 in back and 30 in front. With your new set up you'll notice a big...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-11, 08:25 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,872
Posted By markwebb

1) Old 2) Wants to look cool, still 3) Wants...

1) Old
2) Wants to look cool, still
3) Wants to be comfortable riding while looking kinda cool, still

And there ilovecycling goes with that reference to a "racing bike" :)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-11, 08:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,327
Posted By markwebb

No, I meant stock bikes. The ones sold most often...

No, I meant stock bikes. The ones sold most often at an LBS. Stock from Trek Giant Specialized etc. I don't think too may LBS (or mail order, for that matter) will change out bars or cranks to fit...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-11, 06:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,327
Posted By markwebb

How many folks get anal over a fitting and...

How many folks get anal over a fitting and working with their LBS on finding right size frame, and then settle for whatever comes stock with the bike as far as bars and cranks.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-11, 06:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,872
Posted By markwebb

That is a viable option.

That is a viable option.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-11, 06:44 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,872
Posted By markwebb

That was kinda my question - what defines...

That was kinda my question - what defines "racing" bike? To the guys riding Italian SLX and Brit 531 in the 70's my Peugeout U08 was not a racing bike, but I raced it. Now my Litespeed has been...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-11, 01:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,327
Posted By markwebb

The Forgotten Fit Measurements

Bar width.

I mean I see all knids of posts and information on these forums and the 'net about every other type of measurement. But not so much on bar width. So you get your pro fitting or do your...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-11, 01:31 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,548
Posted By markwebb

Heck in San Francisco I saw many many camera...

Heck in San Francisco I saw many many camera stores selling gray and black market DSLR cameras. Nikons Canons whatever. No USA waranty. Who knows what the quality is of these cameras.

This is San...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-11, 01:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,351
Posted By markwebb

Conti Gatorskins. But they'll tear the h*** outta...

Conti Gatorskins. But they'll tear the h*** outta your fingers getting them first mounted.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-11, 01:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 21,373
Posted By markwebb

Ti bikes are IMHO probably the best all-around...

Ti bikes are IMHO probably the best all-around when considering ride characteristics, weight, and longevity. I had a Ti once and it was marvelous. I regret selling it. I'm riding a carbon bike now....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-11, 01:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,770
Posted By markwebb

That is an awesome first road bike !

That is an awesome first road bike !
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-11, 01:19 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,872
Posted By markwebb

BTW the stack height is just under 50mm

BTW the stack height is just under 50mm
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-11, 12:37 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,872
Posted By markwebb

Is This a Racing Bike?

Surprisingly (to me) I got some negative feedback upon the purchase of a Litespeed M1from some folks on Bike Forums. Said this bike was too aggressive. Head tube not tall enough for my intended...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-11, 05:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 16,401
Posted By markwebb

cheap_skate: Check out the Fuji carbon with 105...

cheap_skate: Check out the Fuji carbon with 105 group, the Litespeed M1 with full Rival, the Neuvation carbon with SRAM Apex, and even a Surly Pacer. The Surly is a steel bike and may not be as...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-11, 05:28 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,879
Posted By markwebb

Or ruining a classic vintage Reynolds or Columbus...

Or ruining a classic vintage Reynolds or Columbus lugged frame by fixie-izing it. That's what really tears me up.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-11, 09:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,081
Posted By markwebb

I guess it would come as a surprise to many, but,...

I guess it would come as a surprise to many, but, yes with the tall steerer it fits me very well now. A few adjustments to saddle, stem, and bars. It's quite a comfortable bike - very much as...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-11, 08:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,081
Posted By markwebb

When reviewing what they called $2,000 sport...

When reviewing what they called $2,000 sport touring bicycles, University Tri-Sports referred to them as generally having high head tubes, the Specialized Roubaix Elite Apex the highest at 165mm, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-11, 08:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,081
Posted By markwebb

RJM - you're in same camp with me and my ideas....

RJM - you're in same camp with me and my ideas. Same thing Sheldon was saying. No need for racing aero position if ya ain't racin'. And I don't get that something like a Litespeed M1 or comparable...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-11, 11:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,081
Posted By markwebb

Steerer Tube Lengths

My how times change. In a recent, sometimes heated (the mods had to close the thread) debate that had really nothing to do with the original threads intentions, there was much discussion about...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-11, 06:55 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,520
Posted By markwebb

It's a very comfortable bike. The article I...

It's a very comfortable bike. The article I posted sums it up well. In the $2,000 price point range they reiviewed it came out the easiest/best handling bike. It's to be used for all day 50-60 mile...
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