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Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-10, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By akonikoff

I also have a 2010 CAAD9-4. Longest ride on it...

I also have a 2010 CAAD9-4. Longest ride on it so far is 66 miles and I felt fine. Just keep your handle bars higher for a less aggressive, more touring style profile.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-10, 08:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,263
Posted By akonikoff

I have a 2010 CAAD9-4 with that came with the...

I have a 2010 CAAD9-4 with that came with the same stock Prologo saddle. Had the same problems you're talking about. Changed to the Specialized Toupe (even more minimalist with larger cut-out)...
07-12-10, 11:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 680
Posted By akonikoff

Well that kind of loop I'd be ok with.

Well that kind of loop I'd be ok with.
07-12-10, 07:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 680
Posted By akonikoff

Since most people here are more interested in...

Since most people here are more interested in debating what I meant by "NYC Area", I'll ask a slight variation on the question.

Are there any road races in the NYC Area (call it a 1 hour radius)...
07-08-10, 11:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 680
Posted By akonikoff

NYC Area Road Races

Are there any road races (aka not crits) in the NYC area?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-10, 02:13 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,583
Posted By akonikoff

+1 for BMC. I'm a noobie and I ended up getting...

+1 for BMC. I'm a noobie and I ended up getting a 2010 CAAD9-4, no slouch of a bike and 1000x better than the 1990's vintage Ross bike was riding prior. But if I had the money I'd definitely go for...
07-01-10, 02:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,198
Posted By akonikoff

No, not discouraging at all, not in the least...

No, not discouraging at all, not in the least bit......
07-01-10, 10:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,198
Posted By akonikoff

got dropped on one of the hills. I generally...

got dropped on one of the hills. I generally feel that I'm a good hill climber, just not at 20+ miles an hour.
07-01-10, 06:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,198
Posted By akonikoff

I went out with a few guys from the shop a while...

I went out with a few guys from the shop a while back, got dropped in half a lap in Central Park.
06-30-10, 08:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,198
Posted By akonikoff

CAT 5 Racing Question

I've never raced, but the guys at the LBS have been trying to get me to start racing with the shop team. I don't consider myself very fast, but my question is what to expect speed wise at the CAT 5...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-10, 07:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,869
Posted By akonikoff

Can't go wrong with a 2010 CAAD9-4 (SRAM Rival),...

Can't go wrong with a 2010 CAAD9-4 (SRAM Rival), CAAD9-5 (Shimano 105).
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-10, 07:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,728
Posted By akonikoff

I bought a 2010 CAAD9-4 from Innovation Bike Shop...

I bought a 2010 CAAD9-4 from Innovation Bike Shop on 106th and Columbus. I tried a Scott CR1 52cm and a 50cm CAAD9-5 they had in stock. It seems that the CAAD9 frame runs a bit larger than most, so...
Forum: Northeast
06-21-10, 11:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,885
Posted By akonikoff

Is this going to be a competitive only ride or...

Is this going to be a competitive only ride or can the casual rider also participate?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-10, 07:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 995
Posted By akonikoff

I bought a 2010 CAAD9-4 w/ the RS10 wheels. I...

I bought a 2010 CAAD9-4 w/ the RS10 wheels. I traded them in at the bike shop for a pair of Ksyrium Elites. The upgrade was $350, they were 2009 wheelset. They are a real solid wheel and...
05-10-10, 06:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,078
Posted By akonikoff

Hit up parents, professors, friends, parents of...

Hit up parents, professors, friends, parents of friends, etc. I'm sure your college friends could help for $10 or $20 for a cause....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-10, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By akonikoff

+1 on CAAD9 - 4

+1 on CAAD9 - 4
Forum: Northeast
03-16-10, 11:43 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,855
Posted By akonikoff

Is the $1000 fund raising minimum only for TA...

Is the $1000 fund raising minimum only for TA Team members or is that also required for individuals as well?
02-02-10, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By akonikoff

I'm already registered for the ACS Bike-A-Thon in...

I'm already registered for the ACS Bike-A-Thon in Philly July 11th. Also a 63 miler. Trying to find some people who want to do the Tour de Cure with me as well.
01-27-10, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By akonikoff

It would also be my first charity ride....why I...

It would also be my first charity ride....why I was asking about the details.

Would definitely rather have a crappy day on the bike than be stuck at my desk.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-10, 09:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,513
Posted By akonikoff

Or you can try and convince your wife to have her...

Or you can try and convince your wife to have her pay for the upgrade.....hehe.

I managed to convince mine to buy me a brand new 2010 CAAD9-4 w/ a wheel upgrade to boot.
01-27-10, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By akonikoff

Tour de Cure Philly

Anyone planning on doing the Tour de Cure in Philly in May. Has anyone done it in the past? Is it a well organized ride? Trying to figure out if I should do it.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-10, 07:00 AM
Replies: 20,059
Views: 4,406,131
Posted By akonikoff

133781 2010 Cannondale CAAD9-4 w/ Mavic...

133781

2010 Cannondale CAAD9-4 w/ Mavic Ksyrium Elite Wheelset upgrade
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-10, 06:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,407
Posted By akonikoff

Yeah, I have a feeling the bike is going to sit...

Yeah, I have a feeling the bike is going to sit for a bit inside. Though if the weather holds out tonight, I might try to get out for at least a lap or two around Central Park.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-10, 06:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,407
Posted By akonikoff

Finally picked up the bike..... Specs again:...

Finally picked up the bike.....

Specs again:

2010 CAAD9-4
SRAM groupset
Mavic Kysrium Elite Wheelset
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-10, 08:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,891
Posted By akonikoff

Do people who have the Road ID recommend the...

Do people who have the Road ID recommend the "Original" version or the "Interactive"? The later has an annual fee of $10/year after the first year to maintain a wealth of information online.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-10, 06:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,083
Posted By akonikoff

Just bought a 2010 CAAD9-4 with SRAM Rival. ...

Just bought a 2010 CAAD9-4 with SRAM Rival. Upgraded the Shimano RS10 wheel set to Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels. $2050 was what I paid for the whole package.
01-07-10, 12:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,078
Posted By akonikoff

Does anyone have a map of the 2009 Philly rides? ...

Does anyone have a map of the 2009 Philly rides? I assume they'll be similar this year, but mainly I'd like to get an idea of how challenging the courses are. Trying to decide if I should register...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-10, 08:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,407
Posted By akonikoff

The CAAD9 comes with two options for cassette. ...

The CAAD9 comes with two options for cassette.
12-25

OR

12-27


With the compact crank, I decided to go with the 12-25.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-10, 03:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,407
Posted By akonikoff

Just put the down payment on the new bike and the...

Just put the down payment on the new bike and the LBS will order it tomorrow morning.

The bike:
2010 Cannondale CAAD9-4 in BBQ matte black finish
SRAM Rival Group w/ SRAM Force Compact crank...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-09, 09:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,407
Posted By akonikoff

How did you get such a good deal on Force? 2010...

How did you get such a good deal on Force? 2010 Force or 2009 Force? You assemble the bike yourself?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-09, 08:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,407
Posted By akonikoff

I tried a Scott CR1 52cm and it felt comfortable....

I tried a Scott CR1 52cm and it felt comfortable. He had me on the trainer today (snowing out) in a 50cm & 52cm Cannondales. The 52cm, the seat was pretty far forward and I still felt pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-09, 06:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,407
Posted By akonikoff

Buying a new bike

Finally made the decision.

Buying a 2010 Cannondale CAAD9-4. Comes stock with SRAM Rival group. I convinced the bike shop to knock $100 off the retail price. Also, they are going to upgrade the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-09, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By akonikoff

So far I've only been able to test ride the 2009...

So far I've only been able to test ride the 2009 Scott CR1. I almost threw myself off the thing because I'm so used to working for every pedal stroke. I came back to the store giggling like a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-09, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By akonikoff

Would the Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheelset be a good...

Would the Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheelset be a good upgrade to the stock Shimano RS10s the CAAD9 4 comes with?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-09, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By akonikoff

Thanks for your response! My biggest...

Thanks for your response!

My biggest concern about buying a bike is to make sure it fits properly, and I think that the composition of the frame (aluminum, carbon or a mix) is almost secondary...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-09, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By akonikoff

New Bike Purchase Question...

Looking to purchase a new bike. Current riding a 15 year old Ross Adventure road bike that has seen better days.

The two bikes I'm considering:

A 2009 Scott CR1 Team (Shimano 105 gruppo) that...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-09, 03:11 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 11,570
Posted By akonikoff

BS is Electrical Engineering. Hehe

BS is Electrical Engineering. Hehe
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