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Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-17, 05:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,089
Posted By jdjones

^^^ I noticed a faster pace. You know, I did get...

^^^ I noticed a faster pace. You know, I did get a new set of rims and spokes. I guess that could be relevant. I went from Stans 340s to HED Belgiums and dropped 5 lbs out of each tire. Ride is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-17, 08:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,089
Posted By jdjones

I clocked in 10 pounds lost this morning on day...

I clocked in 10 pounds lost this morning on day 30. I was just kind of surprised how much easier the ride was. I'm swimming and lifting as well.

I live in the Appalachians, so there's plenty of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-17, 09:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,089
Posted By jdjones

Totally Upped My Pace

Dropped 9 pounds over the last 4 weeks. I could totally feel the difference today in my ride. Shroooom!

Diet is the key for me. It'll be interesting how the next 4 weeks go.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-17, 06:26 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 15,845
Posted By jdjones

Probably more maintenance than repair, but I took...

Probably more maintenance than repair, but I took apart my Chris King R45 rear hub, cleaned out the innards, and relubed. I was getting a little noise under acceleration and the helix needed...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-17, 07:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,089
Posted By jdjones

I had that problem. I moved the cleats back a bit...

I had that problem. I moved the cleats back a bit and it solved it.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-17, 08:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,166
Posted By jdjones

My house is at 2500 feet above sea level. A 10...

My house is at 2500 feet above sea level. A 10 miler can get me to 3800, followed by a 13 miler getting me to over 6000 feet. There's all kinds of routes to get all kinds of climbs and flats. I can...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-17, 05:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,931
Posted By jdjones

I've got a pair of the Bike Fit 20mm pedal...

I've got a pair of the Bike Fit 20mm pedal extenders that I don't use. Send me your address and I'll mail them to you.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-17, 09:05 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,333
Posted By jdjones

Lower his seat about 1/2 of an inch. Pump water...

Lower his seat about 1/2 of an inch. Pump water into his tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-17, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,305
Posted By jdjones

UPDATE: I've added some squats and light jogging...

UPDATE: I've added some squats and light jogging to exercise my legs in other ways, and I've placed a 1.5 degree wedge in my right shoe. Today's ride was without the knee pain. I'll continue to try...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-17, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,305
Posted By jdjones

I'm using Ultegra 6700 SPD pedals. I live just...

I'm using Ultegra 6700 SPD pedals. I live just west of Asheville. But I grew up in Charlotte.



I have considered Speedplay but I'm not sure I'm ready to spend the money at the risk of not...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-17, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,305
Posted By jdjones

Time to try flats?!

I tend to get medial pain in my right knee. That's the inside of my right knee where, if I was standing with my legs together, then that portion would touch the inside of my left knee.

I've had a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-17, 09:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,302
Posted By jdjones

How about titanium?

How about titanium?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-16, 06:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,800
Posted By jdjones

That's my experience with my bikes. It's a valid...

That's my experience with my bikes. It's a valid observation and opinion. There's no need to be impolite.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-16, 08:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,800
Posted By jdjones

I've had carbon and now have a Moots. The feel is...

I've had carbon and now have a Moots. The feel is definitely different. Carbon kinda thumps over the bumps, like ringing a muted bell. Ti has a springish effect, like music.

:)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-16, 05:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,304
Posted By jdjones

Per GCN they do runs of a certain model and then...

Per GCN they do runs of a certain model and then do a different model. That could explain a delay.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-16, 07:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,270
Posted By jdjones

Go with the new saddle and black bar tape.

Go with the new saddle and black bar tape.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-16, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,002
Posted By jdjones

Customizing the Cassette Question

I've got an Ultegra 6800 cassette with 11-32T because I live in the mountains. 11T isn't really necessary most of the time, and I miss having a 15T between the 14T and 16T on the 11-32T.

Is it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-16, 08:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,043
Posted By jdjones

I bought my Moots off of craigslist one evening....

I bought my Moots off of craigslist one evening. As soon as I saw it, I called and drove over immediately. Fifteen minutes later it was mine. Others who had made an appointment to come over the next...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-16, 04:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,582
Posted By jdjones

I've had something similar happen. The FD would...

I've had something similar happen. The FD would flex across the top of the big chain ring when I stood up and pushed hard and make a noise akin to a maladjusted RD as it barely contacted the top of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-16, 04:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,641
Posted By jdjones

Damn, but you have my admiration. You, sir, are...

Damn, but you have my admiration. You, sir, are an inspiration.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-16, 07:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 829
Posted By jdjones

I would imagine the one on the bike would work...

I would imagine the one on the bike would work because the adjusting barrel and the cable fixing bolt and plate are in the same place.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-16, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,137
Posted By jdjones

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k36/j616129/1596...

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k36/j616129/1596F5CA-17DC-4032-BD43-AF3AED4F5B3B_zpsmr5zi0x7.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-16, 08:05 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,037
Posted By jdjones

Get a Moots if you want a forever bike. I bought...

Get a Moots if you want a forever bike. I bought used and haven't looked back. Just upgraded to Ultegra 6800 too. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-16, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 856,907
Posted By jdjones

So what's the specs on the Moots? And congrats!

So what's the specs on the Moots? And congrats!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-16, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By jdjones

Did 15 miles north along side the French Broad...

Did 15 miles north along side the French Broad River with a planned total distance of 40 miles. Flatted and hitch-hiked back with two rides until I got back to my truck. Hit the bike shop for a tube...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-16, 07:33 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,327
Posted By jdjones

I've got mine - Moots with Chris King all around,...

I've got mine - Moots with Chris King all around, Ultegra 6800, Stans with triple butted Sapim spokes and Vittoria tires, and Enve fork.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-16, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,317
Posted By jdjones

The CR designation came out - I believe - in 2009...

The CR designation came out - I believe - in 2009 or 2010. A prior owner probably had replacement decals put on.

Great bike btw. I've got a 2010 model.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-16, 07:38 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 12,935
Posted By jdjones

I bought the Sigma Pure 1 ATS bike computer. It...

I bought the Sigma Pure 1 ATS bike computer. It does speed, time, and distance plus totals for time and distance. And it's wireless and easy to read. $37 shipped. I don't care about GPS or Strava. A...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-16, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,125
Posted By jdjones

I've got that same setup (340s &R45s) but with...

I've got that same setup (340s &R45s) but with Sapim spokes. I weigh 210 and have no problems.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-16, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By jdjones

It says "access denied".

It says "access denied".
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-16, 07:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,100
Posted By jdjones

D width, size 10 US. Fairly high arch. I...

D width, size 10 US. Fairly high arch.

I could be a foot model. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-16, 07:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,100
Posted By jdjones

Suggest some road shoes

I need a new pair after 2.5 years of some cheap Bontragers. Please give me some recommendations and your preferred online dealers. I'm out in the country a bit so in-store shopping is quite limited....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-16, 09:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,732
Posted By jdjones

So, how many strokes to pump up to 120 psi with...

So, how many strokes to pump up to 120 psi with that pump you reckon?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-16, 08:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,670
Posted By jdjones

Well, I did get my pair of 25s in, but I've only...

Well, I did get my pair of 25s in, but I've only got about 13 miles on them due to inclement weather. They were moderately difficult to install but that's normal. I run them at 110 rear / 95 front,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-29-16, 07:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,985
Posted By jdjones

I'm 5'10" and had 172.5 mm on my last bike. I...

I'm 5'10" and had 172.5 mm on my last bike. I just built up my current ride with 165 mm which I found to be easier on the knees. It's a subtle difference but I notice it.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-16, 06:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,148
Posted By jdjones

I live in the Appalachian mountains and run a...

I live in the Appalachian mountains and run a 50/34 up front and an 11/32 in the rear. The 32 is when you are really tired. Your suggestion of a 12/30 will be fine but keep the compact chainring.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-16, 06:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,764
Posted By jdjones

I went from a Domane to a Vamoots CR. The Trek...

I went from a Domane to a Vamoots CR. The Trek was nice but the Moots feels connected to the road. Just put on some new Vittoria Corsa Graphene + tires in 700x25. It's ready for this ole dog! :)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-16, 07:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,866
Posted By jdjones

I live near Waynesville and enjoy the Blue Ridge...

I live near Waynesville and enjoy the Blue Ridge Parkway there, including Waterrock Knob and Richland Balsam overlook, about a 10 mile climb for the first and 13 mile climb for the second when...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-16, 05:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,866
Posted By jdjones

Whereabouts you gonna be? Supposed to hit 59...

Whereabouts you gonna be? Supposed to hit 59 this weekend. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-16, 11:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,467
Posted By jdjones

Knog Blinder. I have the 4V model which they...

Knog Blinder. I have the 4V model which they don't make anymore but can be found on eBay. The new models are the MOB and the R70. Great lights and stylish.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-16, 05:08 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 65,657
Posted By jdjones

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k36/j616129/5b5c...

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k36/j616129/5b5c87cfff9abf1b7fb03013f3397fa1_zpszvgd1nfw.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-16, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By jdjones

I'm looking at the Zeros due to my knees. Anybody...

I'm looking at the Zeros due to my knees. Anybody go from Shimano to Zeros for that reason? What did you think?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-16, 03:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,351
Posted By jdjones

I agree. I went from Carbon fiber to titanium and...

I agree. I went from Carbon fiber to titanium and I love the way it feels. Fantastic!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-16, 02:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,670
Posted By jdjones

I think that's right, but the tubular and the...

I think that's right, but the tubular and the clincher are out.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-16, 12:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,670
Posted By jdjones

I found some Corsa G+ tires for less than $40 USD...

I found some Corsa G+ tires for less than $40 USD per tire plus shipping from Northern Ireland. I flat-spotted my current non-Graphene set when I had to make an emergency pit-bull stop. Just an...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-16, 10:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,670
Posted By jdjones

Vittoria Graphene Tires?

Does anyone have experience with Vittoria's new graphene tires? Hype or a breakthrough? :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-16, 06:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,049
Posted By jdjones

I went from carbon to Ti and I love the way Ti...

I went from carbon to Ti and I love the way Ti feels "alive" in comparison. I bought used and saved a bunch over new (Moots). Try out some Ti locally if you can to see if it's for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-16, 04:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,575
Posted By jdjones

What's wrong with ankle socks? My friend wants...

What's wrong with ankle socks? My friend wants to know.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-16, 09:07 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,196
Posted By jdjones

I've ordered from Wiggle, Ribble, and Chain...

I've ordered from Wiggle, Ribble, and Chain Reaction with no troubles. Wiggle shipped the quickest. None triggered any import duties.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-16, 07:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 20,347
Posted By jdjones

My recent overseas purchases involved research....

My recent overseas purchases involved research. It appears that if you keep it under $200, then the import duties are waived.
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