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Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-10, 06:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By fortega00

It can be a very dangerous scene to ride on the...

It can be a very dangerous scene to ride on the road in Miami. I usually have someone trying to run me over while I'm in my pickup truck. Most of us are up riding early in the mornings, around...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-10, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10,247
Views: 2,706,664
Posted By fortega00

The CAAD10-4 is a rival groupset with a force...

The CAAD10-4 is a rival groupset with a force bb30 crank. Being that the only weak point in the Rival group is the crank, Cannondale hit a home-run with this model. The New ultegra is a very nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-10, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10,247
Views: 2,706,664
Posted By fortega00

As promised, here is a crappy cell phone pic....

As promised, here is a crappy cell phone pic. http://lh6.ggpht.com/_r9RTAY0q4do/TKvPV7mvglI/AAAAAAAAA8A/WRDppybZa0Y/s800/2010-10-05%2010.11.12.jpg

Easton wheels bring it to 16 lbs. Speedplays are...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-10, 07:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,305
Posted By fortega00

Dude, I'm really sorry to hear about this. When...

Dude, I'm really sorry to hear about this. When were you admitted to the hospital? How did you figure out you had the Embolism? I'm really concerned for you. I was admitted on the 27th of July with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-10, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10,247
Views: 2,706,664
Posted By fortega00

Good question. I guess I worded it wrong. The...

Good question. I guess I worded it wrong. The guys put it together for me yesterday so they could weigh it. One of my mechanics loves Dale's so he was dying to see what it weighed. I through pedals...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-10, 05:47 AM
Replies: 10,247
Views: 2,706,664
Posted By fortega00

Just received my CAAD10-4 yesterday. What a...

Just received my CAAD10-4 yesterday. What a machine. I have never anticipated a bike so much, let alone an aluminum. It will be built today and will give my first impressions on the ride. I just gave...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-10, 04:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,853
Posted By fortega00

I'll play along. Here's mine till I get the new...

I'll play along. Here's mine till I get the new team version for 2011. I haven't found anything I like more, except what felt is putting out next year.
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Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-10, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By fortega00

2009 Felt F1SL Team Issue

Just got done washing my bike, and thought why not post some pictures. It's an '09 Team Issue F1SL. Complete team build with 3t bars, stems, & seatpost, Dura Ace 7900 and Dura Ace Pedals, Ksyrium SL...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-09, 05:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,283
Posted By fortega00

Ok, my inseam is short, I believe I'm 73cm. The...

Ok, my inseam is short, I believe I'm 73cm. The picture was taken from down low, so the hoods do look angled up. The paint scheme is the 2010 Team Cofidis. It looks so awesome up close.

Dollar for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-09, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,283
Posted By fortega00

How do you like the new bike?

So I finally upped my ride. It's so smooth, and very comfortable. SRAM Rival is definitely the best group for the money. The Mavic wheels are truly bomb proof, and they ride like a dream. The Look...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-09, 08:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,105
Posted By fortega00

That's funny, I am buying the bike direct from...

That's funny, I am buying the bike direct from the manufacturer, not from his shop. I am just buying one that we carry so customers aren't wondering why I am riding a competing branded bike. How...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-09, 06:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,105
Posted By fortega00

I was looking to originally switch to a full...

I was looking to originally switch to a full carbon bike anyway. My main gripe with the allez is really just the grouppo. Sram has really made an amazing line of groups, and I have never liked the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-09, 08:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,105
Posted By fortega00

I have narrowed it down between the Look 585,...

I have narrowed it down between the Look 585, which is such an awesome frame, and the cervelo RS. It will come down to which is cheaper, and which rep wants me on their product more. Feel free to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-09, 09:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,105
Posted By fortega00

funny you say that, Time is on the list.

funny you say that, Time is on the list.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-09, 09:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,105
Posted By fortega00

Too many choices, good or bad?

I recently got a job at a bike shop, but as it turns out, my current ride is not one that we sell. Shop owner suggested I step up to a better bike. I'm currently on a Specialized Allez Elite. Our...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-09, 05:53 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,098
Posted By fortega00

Go to any hospital and look for a few people who...

Go to any hospital and look for a few people who have been through chemo. Ask them to look in your eyes and choose between chemotherapry or a few hundred migraines. My point is that although doping...
04-09-09, 09:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,803
Posted By fortega00

What is the saddle of choice for a clyde?

So I'm at around 230-235lbs. right now. I have been through quite a few saddles, the Specialized Alias, then Avatar, a Fizik Aliante, and then I hit a sweet spot with the Specialized Toupe. The Toupe...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-09, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 611
Posted By fortega00

Specialized Allez Elite, carbon seat stays... ...

Specialized Allez Elite, carbon seat stays...

When purchasing my bike, I tried out an aluminum Giant, the Specialized, and a half aluminum/half carbon Giant. The carbon seat stays made more of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-09, 05:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By fortega00

http://www.versus.com/epiccycle Best...

http://www.versus.com/epiccycle

Best suggestion is to have DVR and set up the recordings. They are usually on Sunday's but when the tour comes on, they air every day like at 2:30 to 3pm.

There...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-09, 05:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,429
Posted By fortega00

So from what I gather, its less about the...

So from what I gather, its less about the material and more about how many pawls the hub has? The Chris King site says they have almost 3 times the number of any competitor hubs, so is this why...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-09, 07:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,429
Posted By fortega00

Why are some wheel hubs so loud?

So on regular group rides, I notice a lot of really nice wheels. It seems like the nicer the wheel, the louder the hub. I know of a couple friends, one has a set of fulcrum race 7's, and another with...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-09, 05:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By fortega00

Carbon Seatstays can make a world of difference....

Carbon Seatstays can make a world of difference. Try out an all aluminum frame, then try out one with Carbon seatstays, you'll notice how smooth the road feels under you. I only bought my Allez Elite...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-09, 10:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 991
Posted By fortega00

"Comfort Road Bikes?"

Being that the reviews for the new Specialized Roubaix have been nothing but great, I'm wondering what other makers have models in the same comfort class? I'm considering switching out my Allez Elite...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-08, 05:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By fortega00

Converting compact to std. double

Hello to all.

I recently bought a Specialized Allez Elite Compact. I love the ride, the feel, and the fit. One of the things I noticed when I purchased it, was that it only comes in compact...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-08, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,368
Posted By fortega00

Nice ride, I just purchased the exact same bike...

Nice ride, I just purchased the exact same bike in the quick step paint scheme. Definetely a fantastic buy for the money. The carbon seat stays and the zerts really do make an amazing ride. I haven't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-08, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By fortega00

Go BIG or go home?

I'm in the process of purchasing my first bike. I have tough decisions mainly because of cost. I chose my LBS because they are part of the top 100 bike retailers, and because they have three brands...
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