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Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,163
Posted By Germanrazor

I agree my friend. Problem is, some folk feel...

I agree my friend. Problem is, some folk feel like proís because the emulate them and are on forums stating just how good they are.

I like Conti 5000ís and have no qualms with this tire.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,163
Posted By Germanrazor

I could swear this thread is Groundhog Day!

I could swear this thread is Groundhog Day!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By Germanrazor

I donít know anything of Ribble but I have owned...

I donít know anything of Ribble but I have owned Orbea and to me, they are the best bikes I have owned. Great geometry and just a sweet ride.

I understand the not wanting to deal with a long...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,289
Posted By Germanrazor

I have seen these too (not your seller) but even...

I have seen these too (not your seller) but even cheaper coming from China. Not sure where the big C is made but if not China then could be the infamous Chinese plagerism as I say!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 651
Posted By Germanrazor

I just this year up-fitted a 2012 Trek Madone...

I just this year up-fitted a 2012 Trek Madone carbon bike. I replaced the stock components with SRAM Force and Red lineup. I even bought a new set of Fulcrum 4 Racing wheels for the new wheel set.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,241
Posted By Germanrazor

I see them fading out of existence as from the...

I see them fading out of existence as from the standpoint of being manufactured but as a matter of finding ďoldĒ parts like we do for vintage muscle cars, will be out there. It will eventually get so...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,003
Posted By Germanrazor

I assume the entire family of Edge cyclometers...

I assume the entire family of Edge cyclometers work the same. My 1030 has no issue.....check your settings.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 864
Posted By Germanrazor

If you are like me and live by Murphy’s Law, it...

If you are like me and live by Murphy’s Law, it can happen!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By Germanrazor

I am not big on a triple like the drive train of...

I am not big on a triple like the drive train of the Specialized is and they do not give an account of the total drive train breakdown. The Raleigh has SRAM Force or at least the crank is, I assume...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By Germanrazor

I cannot comment on the Turbo’s but I run...

I cannot comment on the Turbo’s but I run GP5000’s and have some crappy road sections I ride and to date, fingers crossed, have faired real well. Flip a coin I guess, unless overwhelming evidence...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,365
Posted By Germanrazor

This is why I buy cheap gloves and have several...

This is why I buy cheap gloves and have several sets then after a few cleanings and no longer works.....throw them out and keep on trucking.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,179
Posted By Germanrazor

Some people just like riding and nothing...

Some people just like riding and nothing else.....nothing wrong with that. I, like some, find wrenching a outlet and satisfaction of being able to not rely on shop backlogs for bike maintenance and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,680
Posted By Germanrazor

Hubs and BB run them until you have a issue or...

Hubs and BB run them until you have a issue or recognize a problem, unless you ride in extreme conditions, which most do not.

If you just feel froggy about servicing hubs and BB bearings, then...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,710
Posted By Germanrazor

Slowly trying to get back to 100% pre-hack. ...

Slowly trying to get back to 100% pre-hack. Makes you wonder if Garmin succumbed to the hack? I doubt it but one never knows.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,648
Posted By Germanrazor

Nice find given this crazy market since C19 has...

Nice find given this crazy market since C19 has wreaked havoc on EVERYTHING. Ride that sucka like you stole it and are running for the border!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,022
Posted By Germanrazor

Flip a coin or decide if building it up will be...

Flip a coin or decide if building it up will be the best overall experience and enjoyment. I wrench heavily and have the tools and have built from the ground up several bikes over the years. I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,645
Posted By Germanrazor

This is where you missed my point of how...

This is where you missed my point of how narcissistic people are and the measures they will take to be in the spotlight. Nothing says they can’t be assisted in this and get their HR up prior and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 999
Posted By Germanrazor

No its the same for me. Have I had idiots in...

No its the same for me. Have I had idiots in cages come by too close when they had room or yell their stupidity out windows???? Yes. But it has been very few times in 20 years of riding.

I ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,815
Posted By Germanrazor

Also alternate between seated climbing and...

Also alternate between seated climbing and standing out of the saddle. Works different muscle groups and it really worked for me in the “formative” years of cycling.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 04:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By Germanrazor

I have never heard of that brand. Maybe someone...

I have never heard of that brand. Maybe someone can chime in that has experience. Like the other poster stated.......just go ride and then interpret the data from the ride. Most cycling computers are...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,006
Posted By Germanrazor

Holy Schnikes Batman! You look like a...

Holy Schnikes Batman! You look like a dilapidated bird house I once built while drunk!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,185
Posted By Germanrazor

Not the most refined tire they make by any means...

Not the most refined tire they make by any means but remember this, if it works for you, then ride it. You are the ultimate end user and not us. Hopefully many happy miles.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,006
Posted By Germanrazor

I would ask about #1...

I would ask about #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) but will refrain...LOL
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,979
Posted By Germanrazor

If you have the luxury of picking the time of day...

If you have the luxury of picking the time of day to ride that less traffic must be contended with then pick those times. If not, well, like you stated it will be something you have to live with. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,390
Posted By Germanrazor

Exactly! That is why I do not think the OP will...

Exactly! That is why I do not think the OP will have anywhere near a 20 mph avg speed on rides even 20 milers once they add some decent climbs. The psychological alone of upcoming climbs to this...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,120
Posted By Germanrazor

I like Conti’s overall. Now as to the...

I like Conti’s overall. Now as to the 5000’s........well, to me they are performing as I would expect. To many riders (us wanna be’s) will never really notice a lot like that of a pro rider, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 04:45 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,390
Posted By Germanrazor

That average will bonk when you start riding...

That average will bonk when you start riding ďRealĒ hills I assure you. But it is not about the avg. speed in all reality. Your recovery time and avg. cadence are also variables I look to. I too can...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By Germanrazor

My best road bike hands down years ago was a...

My best road bike hands down years ago was a Orbea Orca full SRAM Force componetry. Was absolutely a riderís bike in all aspects. Easy to ride and you could race it too.

I often go to their site t...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,979
Posted By Germanrazor

Hmmmmmm, be careful poking the cat. Many old...

Hmmmmmm, be careful poking the cat. Many old ex-pro cyclist do and some look like they could not ride a bike to the end of the drive to check their mailbox without dying. But in fact they can ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,509
Posted By Germanrazor

How wide are your bars?

How wide are your bars?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,324
Posted By Germanrazor

wth!

wth!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,324
Posted By Germanrazor

Not really a regret, well maybe. I replaced my...

Not really a regret, well maybe. I replaced my tires with GP5000 700x23. I am wondering if the 25’s or even 28’s may have been a more logical choice.
06-23-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 11,238
Posted By Germanrazor

No offense but why should we convince you? You...

No offense but why should we convince you? You have made up your mind. Biking computers are a flavor for a cyclist......meaning, either you want one or you don't. That simple.
06-22-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,848
Posted By Germanrazor

I am sure it has been posted before I even read...

I am sure it has been posted before I even read through each post......but the difference between a $500 bike and a $5000 bike the last time I stacked and subtract is $4500. Kidding!

Lots of...
Forum: Introductions
06-22-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By Germanrazor

Welcome.....to answer your question: helmet;...

Welcome.....to answer your question:

helmet; good water bottle; some spare tubes for roadside flats; a tire lever; cycling clothing that is bright and not earth tone colors or black < that crap...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,403
Posted By Germanrazor

Probably will be fine. Enjoy the build-up and...

Probably will be fine. Enjoy the build-up and ride it with a smile.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,072
Posted By Germanrazor

He may have found his bike and busy riding like...

He may have found his bike and busy riding like he stole it....LOL
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,403
Posted By Germanrazor

Then just maybe this QC issue is why the frame...

Then just maybe this QC issue is why the frame was so cheap.......just thinking. I too do not understand the exorbitant prices on Pinny’s. But to each their own and without variety, life would be...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 04:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,403
Posted By Germanrazor

It appears to be a crappy paint job and like one...

It appears to be a crappy paint job and like one poster stated.......derailleur hangers are hardly ever painted from what I have seen. Could they be from the factory???? Maybe, but I have not seen...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,017
Posted By Germanrazor

Sorry dude! Didn’t mean to whiz by you like that...

Sorry dude! Didn’t mean to whiz by you like that and make you self-conscious. I will breathe harder next time and look like I am struggling......lol
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,729
Posted By Germanrazor

Everyone thinks that way until they ride with a...

Everyone thinks that way until they ride with a actual Cat 1 rider and find out just how fast those freaks of nature are. How do I know, I have ridden with one that never broke a sweat and made me...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,054
Posted By Germanrazor

Am I the dinosaur?

Okay.....call me old and out of touch. I would probably agree to a point. But when I look at new bikes online the push seems to be either pure road bikes migrating to disc brakes (hydraulic or...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,901
Posted By Germanrazor

So true. Jerseys are functional and to me, 100%...

So true. Jerseys are functional and to me, 100% beneficial and required. I donít wear pro kits but I do buy bright obnoxious colors at times to only be visible. Because at the end of a...
05-12-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,741
Posted By Germanrazor

I have heard always that a LBS has slight markup...

I have heard always that a LBS has slight markup to what they pay. I understand your frustration as to online vs. brick and mortar storefront as we see price only. They do have rent, utilities,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,901
Posted By Germanrazor

BTW......nice bike. Love the color. Long rides?...

BTW......nice bike. Love the color. Long rides? 30-40-60 milers? I am totally a road rider on a Trek Madone carbon fiber bike with caliper brakes <. I am old school still....LOL! I have a water...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,045
Posted By Germanrazor

I guess I am a exception as I do not buy...

I guess I am a exception as I do not buy expensive bibs but rather the $35-$45 range. Sometimes even cheaper. I do agree this is a very subjective opinion and as stated, the saddle is a bigger issue...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,022
Posted By Germanrazor

This is somewhat a subjective topic but the only...

This is somewhat a subjective topic but the only thing I will say to avoid.......the cheap pedals! You donít really want to get a $15 or so pair of clipless because I did when I went clipless and...
04-20-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 25,707
Views: 2,589,808
Posted By Germanrazor

Ahhhhh, Denton NC. Home of the Threshers Reunion!

Ahhhhh, Denton NC. Home of the Threshers Reunion!
04-20-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,549
Posted By Germanrazor

Well the first ride on the 1030 was a very quick...

Well the first ride on the 1030 was a very quick 10 miler to check it out. The only issue I had and it was not the fault of the 1030 but the inerrant read from my garmin HRM on my watch sending to my...
04-19-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2,850
Views: 671,614
Posted By Germanrazor

'12 Trek Madone 3.1

I ride a Trek Madone 3.1 full carbon with a mix of SRAM Force and Red componetry. Fulcrum Racing 4 wheelset and Conti GP5000 23's. A Garmin Edge 1030 with Garmin Vivoactive 3 watch and off to the...
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