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Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-16, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,022
Posted By RyleyinSTL

Another vote for Ultegra as far as inexpensive...

Another vote for Ultegra as far as inexpensive wheels go. I'm 205lbs and never baby them. Bomb proof. They roll really nicely with the old school cup and cone. I think they come in at 1600grams for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-16, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,655
Posted By RyleyinSTL

I'm pretty sure the advanced turn warning (via a...

I'm pretty sure the advanced turn warning (via a tcx file download) is a paid only thing. Has been for some time.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-14, 03:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,076
Posted By RyleyinSTL

Ordered some new wheels from Merlin Cycles last...

Ordered some new wheels from Merlin Cycles last week and they arrived sans duty. They shipped via a combo of a Dutch logistics/post company and USPS.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-14, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 915
Posted By RyleyinSTL

Assuming price isn't a factor it really boils...

Assuming price isn't a factor it really boils down to whether you want maps or not.

In my opinion the Sigma, and models like it (Edge 500), are superior because of increased readability without...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-12, 07:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,005
Posted By RyleyinSTL

I find the Domane handling to be very predictable...

I find the Domane handling to be very predictable and stable when compared to a regular geometry road bike. The steering will be quicker and require much less input than your Giant Escape...some...
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By RyleyinSTL

$1489.99 Unless you like your balls bruised...

$1489.99

Unless you like your balls bruised it is too big.
Forum: Foo
08-31-12, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By RyleyinSTL

Mormon Facebook

Mormon Facebook
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-12, 09:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,264
Posted By RyleyinSTL

Unless your rig is made of sugar me thinks you'll...

Unless your rig is made of sugar me thinks you'll be fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-12, 12:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,957
Posted By RyleyinSTL

I'm confused as to why your shopping for bikes...

I'm confused as to why your shopping for bikes with a 2.5k price spread. What are your needs? You plan to focus on racing, long rides or both? What is your budget? ...or is this a "Dentist"...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-12, 09:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,957
Posted By RyleyinSTL

All Shimano....like Jim said, what do you mean...

All Shimano....like Jim said, what do you mean exactly?

That said I'm no fan of Sora and the thumb shifters. If you can really give it back and get something else I'd go for the Elite with the...
08-27-12, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 803
Posted By RyleyinSTL

Your safe...

Your safe...
08-27-12, 08:31 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 124,108
Posted By RyleyinSTL

In other news.....http://gatewaycup.com/

In other news.....http://gatewaycup.com/
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-12, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By RyleyinSTL

Felt z95 is an "endurance" bike so based on what...

Felt z95 is an "endurance" bike so based on what you said you want to do with it I'd pick that one.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-12, 09:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,075
Posted By RyleyinSTL

Show us a pic...these "dents" could be the wear...

Show us a pic...these "dents" could be the wear indicators? Could the "dents" be described as looking like very small core samples?

Gatorskins have been totally solid for me, no issues in...
08-24-12, 09:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,097
Posted By RyleyinSTL

I like doing as much of my own repairs as I can...

I like doing as much of my own repairs as I can but there is nothing wrong with knowing little about bike wrenching and leaving it to the pros. My LBS is not even close to a club house but they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-12, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 788
Posted By RyleyinSTL

http://www.giro.com/us_en/reverb-10620.html ...

http://www.giro.com/us_en/reverb-10620.html

You certainly won't look like an alien but anti dorky looking it is not. The lack of ventilation looks to make it mighty toasty as well.
08-23-12, 09:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,385
Posted By RyleyinSTL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn6ie1zCkZU ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn6ie1zCkZU

It will be a flop....
08-22-12, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By RyleyinSTL

So despite the subject of your thread (Repair...

So despite the subject of your thread (Repair Stands) you're actually looking for a work bench or are you looking for a work bench mountable repair stand?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-12, 08:07 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,366
Posted By RyleyinSTL

I tend to wait until the bike is about to stop...

I tend to wait until the bike is about to stop before I unclip....just in case I don't have too. Once you gain confidence you will only think about unclipping when you absolutely must.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-12, 04:06 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,366
Posted By RyleyinSTL

Been there. Nothing is quite like the combination...

Been there. Nothing is quite like the combination of fear and embarrassment that one experiences the first few weeks of clipless pedal use. I promise that soon you won't even think about them,...
Forum: Touring
08-21-12, 02:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,553
Posted By RyleyinSTL

They will be lighter, quicker and easier. In...

They will be lighter, quicker and easier. In fact, with the right air pressure, they will be good for 5kmph to your top speed I suspect. The first time you ride with them you will feel like the wind...
Forum: Touring
08-21-12, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,553
Posted By RyleyinSTL

The last time I was in France 10 euro might have...

The last time I was in France 10 euro might have been enough for a half dozen croissants or a bag of gougère. You're going to be biking and will need plenty of calories every day....good, full of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-12, 11:44 AM
Replies: 27,149
Views: 17,661,861
Posted By RyleyinSTL

Ya, every second rider might have one but it's...

Ya, every second rider might have one but it's still one sexy ride.

Thanks!
08-21-12, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,554
Posted By RyleyinSTL

My experience with Giant was via a number of...

My experience with Giant was via a number of buddies who road their soft tail mountain bikes. One guy had an epic failure where the seat tube split in half. Giant replaced it, no questions asked.
08-21-12, 09:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,607
Posted By RyleyinSTL

Buy new chain....save $1000 in opportunity cost.

Buy new chain....save $1000 in opportunity cost.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-12, 09:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,005
Posted By RyleyinSTL

Maplewood Bicycle is a great place to shop for a...

Maplewood Bicycle is a great place to shop for a Domane in the STL metro. They had as many models in stock as the Trek store in Ballwin. Plus they will happily spend hours with you fitting you up and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-12, 08:22 AM
Replies: 27,149
Views: 17,661,861
Posted By RyleyinSTL

Bought a Trek Domane 5.2 over the weekend. Wasn't...

Bought a Trek Domane 5.2 over the weekend. Wasn't going to go Trek being as everyone else does...but I road a dozen other "endurance" bikes over the last few weeks and the Domane, with it's IsoSpeed...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-12, 07:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,005
Posted By RyleyinSTL

http://www.cumberlandtransit.com/ Schedule a...

http://www.cumberlandtransit.com/
Schedule a test ride!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-12, 07:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,005
Posted By RyleyinSTL

I think the biggest differences over the Madone...

I think the biggest differences over the Madone to consider are the frame geometry and the IsoSpeed decoupler and what these to things will or won't do for you. This is what really differentiates the...
Forum: Touring
08-20-12, 08:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,753
Posted By RyleyinSTL

Wisconsin idea:...

Wisconsin idea: http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/bike-foot/grrmap.htm

Around STL: http://www.imtrails.com/mrt_stlouis/

MRT in General: http://www.mississippirivertrail.org/index.html
08-20-12, 05:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 933
Posted By RyleyinSTL

I agree with others. Pay for an complete...

I agree with others. Pay for an complete overhaul/cleaning of current bike and then reevaluate.

For instance...do you even use the mountain bike for riding off road? If not ditch the XC tires and...
08-20-12, 03:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,607
Posted By RyleyinSTL

I just squirt directly on the chain (or anything...

I just squirt directly on the chain (or anything that needs decreasing) right from the bottle (no dilution), let it sit a few minutes (brush if unnecessary) and wipe away the nastiness with a damp...
08-20-12, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,554
Posted By RyleyinSTL

Giant is good stuff as are their prices. Do not...

Giant is good stuff as are their prices. Do not worry. They also tend to stand behind their frames rather well.
Forum: Introductions
08-20-12, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By RyleyinSTL

Northern Provinces? I'm assuming you're talking...

Northern Provinces? I'm assuming you're talking about the Territories? I'm sure it was an epic adventure.
Forum: Introductions
08-20-12, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By RyleyinSTL

I found in the winter that -10c was my cut off....

I found in the winter that -10c was my cut off. After that the windchill was a problem particularly for hands and feet on shorter trips. Also important in the winter is to keep your heart rate up and...
08-20-12, 01:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,850
Posted By RyleyinSTL

Yes, you need a floor pump.

Yes, you need a floor pump.
08-20-12, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,324
Posted By RyleyinSTL

What self respecting Canadian would report...

What self respecting Canadian would report traffic speed in MPH? Fake!
08-20-12, 09:29 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,626
Posted By RyleyinSTL

Scrape together $75 and get a basic fitting. This...

Scrape together $75 and get a basic fitting. This will make the most out of what you have purchased and/or let you know if you need to sell it and get something else.
08-20-12, 09:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,607
Posted By RyleyinSTL

+1 for Zep Heavy-Duty Degreaseer and/or similar...

+1 for Zep Heavy-Duty Degreaseer and/or similar product.
08-20-12, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,317
Posted By RyleyinSTL

Hilarious! As for new wheels...your current...

Hilarious!

As for new wheels...your current ones are defiantly super heavy. Given your general use for the bike "commuting, racing with friends, getting around, touring" I would say that aero...
08-20-12, 08:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,942
Posted By RyleyinSTL

+1 for Lezyne. I have this one...

+1 for Lezyne. I have this one http://www.lezyne.com/products/hand-pumps/high-pressure#!Pressure-Drive
Forum: Introductions
08-20-12, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By RyleyinSTL

Across Canada, eh! What route are you planning?...

Across Canada, eh! What route are you planning? What is the time frame? Given the lack of options for crossing Ontario I'd always suspected that stretch might be a touch nutty with all the Trans...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-12, 08:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,043
Posted By RyleyinSTL

Why would there be a reason to give recumbent...

Why would there be a reason to give recumbent riders any special attention unless their rig was of a particularly interesting or strange design? When passing I just give the usual "good monring/good...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-12, 08:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,409
Posted By RyleyinSTL

I'd say 6+ (183cm) foot riders are generally in a...

I'd say 6+ (183cm) foot riders are generally in a minority. The bike market mirrors this. If you look at light weight race wheels many can't handle the weight of a rider that big (85kg). That said...
Forum: Triathlon
08-20-12, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By RyleyinSTL

It was always my understanding that the r1000...

It was always my understanding that the r1000 aero was a dual purpose race/tri bike. With a geometry somewhere in the middle of the two. If your looking for a comfortable distance bike this probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-12, 07:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,005
Posted By RyleyinSTL

I was lusting over the Ti bike big time,...

I was lusting over the Ti bike big time, beautiful machine and a smooth ride...but when your arse is in the saddle the Domane rides much much smoother. The difference is just gigantic. The Domane...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-12, 06:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,005
Posted By RyleyinSTL

This bike is going to be huge for us long distance weekend riders.

Ended up purchasing the Domane 5.2 yesterday. The area where the seat tube, top tube and seat stays meet has been decoupled and a pivot (with sealed bearings) inserted. This greatly increases...
08-17-12, 08:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,660
Posted By RyleyinSTL

given your requirements there is no reason not to...

given your requirements there is no reason not to get the 4000S. Less money will require you to make compromises.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-12, 09:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By RyleyinSTL

Considering you just bought the bike I'd ride it...

Considering you just bought the bike I'd ride it a 1000km before you consider upgrading things. Some seat time will help you figure out what areas will be important to you. That said....given how the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-12, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,662
Posted By RyleyinSTL

Bike was ~$2400 new...I'd say 10 years later it...

Bike was ~$2400 new...I'd say 10 years later it isn't worth much more than $250....especially considering it will likely need a few hundred in shop labor for a overhaul/tuneup.

The newly released...
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