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Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-18, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,855
Posted By ColtJ

I normally spin the pedals a few times before...

I normally spin the pedals a few times before turning my Garmin on.

Otherwise I get it but as mentioned, proceed and it works as it should.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-17, 03:45 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,144,798
Posted By ColtJ

That's how my bike is 100% of the time, riding...

That's how my bike is 100% of the time, riding and picture taking.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-17, 09:28 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,144,798
Posted By ColtJ

Updated. :thumb:

Updated.

:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-17, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2,651
Views: 414,082
Posted By ColtJ

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-17, 04:45 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,144,798
Posted By ColtJ

Actually no, I should update my signature. ...

Actually no, I should update my signature.

I'll get some completed and better pics soon.

I replaced it with an Orca some time back.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-17, 03:27 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,144,798
Posted By ColtJ

Thanks, I've been off the forum for a while. ...

Thanks, I've been off the forum for a while.

While I still own a Propel (sitting as a frame right now), I've had a Felt AR and a Fuji SL since the first Propel.

So in a way, yes, moved from...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-17, 02:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,296
Posted By ColtJ

Sounds good, keep it up. Just pick safety...

Sounds good, keep it up.

Just pick safety over all, some guys get blinded and do erratic things time to time cause they're too far in the red.

Old, dated and long but a video I made of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-17, 02:48 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,144,798
Posted By ColtJ

Good call, I was thinking of the recent purchase...

Good call, I was thinking of the recent purchase thread but didn't want to double post there.

Will post final version soon.

**Haven't been on forum's a while** :crash:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-17, 11:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,296
Posted By ColtJ

I used to do it all the time. Honestly, its one...

I used to do it all the time. Honestly, its one of those things that you just have to do and get dropped a few times.

Once you learn how to ride in a group it's pretty easy as long as you learn...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-17, 11:13 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,144,798
Posted By ColtJ

New bike. Fresh build, upgrades and periscope...

New bike. Fresh build, upgrades and periscope delete mod coming soon. :)

Orca Aero M20i Team
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-15, 03:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,622
Posted By ColtJ

Not sure what you mean. The Wahoo cadence...

Not sure what you mean.

The Wahoo cadence sensor worked as any cadence sensor would once connected. The V650 uses the same bluetooth tech as just about anything else so any recent item should work...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-15, 07:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,622
Posted By ColtJ

On the V650 I used a Wahoo cadence sensor, didn't...

On the V650 I used a Wahoo cadence sensor, didn't even bother with a speed sensor. I'm sure a speed sensor would work as well or even a speed/cadence unit. As long as it's a Bluetooth sensor.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-15, 08:33 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,679
Posted By ColtJ

Sorry to hear. Condolences to his family and all...

Sorry to hear. Condolences to his family and all involved.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-15, 01:53 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 188,991
Posted By ColtJ

Haven't been on the forum much lately, forgot to...

Haven't been on the forum much lately, forgot to post pics of latest Propel. Periscope is gone.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-15, 01:52 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,144,798
Posted By ColtJ

Haven't been on the forum much lately, forgot to...

Haven't been on the forum much lately, forgot to post pics of latest Propel.

Pics from first weekend of riding, periscope has been cut.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-15, 07:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,652
Posted By ColtJ

Haha, thanks. The funny thing is that the...

Haha, thanks.

The funny thing is that the top and middle bikes are the exact same size, geometry and use same bar and stem combo, its just that it has a sloping top tube which makes it appear...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-15, 07:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,652
Posted By ColtJ

From personal experience; i'd say, yes and no....

From personal experience; i'd say, yes and no. I'm also 5'9" btw. It seems new riders tend to feel more comfortable on larger frames the way the are setup at the store.

For example: my first...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-15, 08:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,818
Posted By ColtJ

im actually in the exact same boat with my wife....

im actually in the exact same boat with my wife. We tried the lady Fizik's and two Selle Italia's with biggest cutout S3 and L3, also tried stock saddle and a few others. We tried the ISM and it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-15, 05:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,195
Posted By ColtJ

I'd say check for anything that could/would...

I'd say check for anything that could/would affect the cable.

Had the same problem, changed the cable and housing and it went away.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-15, 08:25 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 47,679
Posted By ColtJ

Are you guys sure you're 6', sure wish I was but...

Are you guys sure you're 6', sure wish I was but am 5'9" and ride a M/L or would have to ride a 56cm equivalent... 34" inseam. Now I have small bike envy...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-15, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,018
Posted By ColtJ

5'9" height, 34" inseam and 6'1" wing span,...

5'9" height, 34" inseam and 6'1" wing span, everyone around me thinks i'm weird...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-14, 08:32 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 18,810
Posted By ColtJ

Just got me a Kask :) ...

Just got me a Kask :)

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-14, 10:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,009
Posted By ColtJ

Not my woman but im gonna drop this right here...

Not my woman but im gonna drop this right here anyway.

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-14, 06:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,008
Posted By ColtJ

Thank you. :)

Thank you. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-14, 05:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,008
Posted By ColtJ

Pretty much... :(

Pretty much... :(
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-14, 08:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,444
Posted By ColtJ

I've actually have all three brakes. The original...

I've actually have all three brakes. The original Carbon model, the upgraded aluminum model and now running the Fouriers.

The problem with the original is that the spring is a bit soft, so I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-14, 09:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,444
Posted By ColtJ

I now have both a TCR and a Propel. I find them...

I now have both a TCR and a Propel. I find them very different in good ways but the first time I rode a Propel, I was actually surprised at how smooth it was rather than being harsh as rumored.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-14, 03:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,008
Posted By ColtJ

Haha, thanks. Actually happened by mistake....

Haha, thanks. Actually happened by mistake. Slashed a tire and LBS only had blue or red so I took red and figured i'd ride it till it dies.

Thanks again.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-14, 02:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,008
Posted By ColtJ

Half red... ...

Half red...

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-14, 03:22 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,746
Posted By ColtJ

Just an opinion but I think they were racing the...

Just an opinion but I think they were racing the S3 to prove its merits given it was their latest production road bike which was stated to be a better all around bike than current/older S5 and only...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-14, 09:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,622
Posted By ColtJ

Good to see good experiences, didn't know about...

Good to see good experiences, didn't know about the gym hardware.

The V650 does GPS and that data can be transferred to Strava etc... Just like Garmin.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-14, 09:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,622
Posted By ColtJ

No experience with older units but would wait for...

No experience with older units but would wait for the new one. I was told it will be around ~$300.00. From my understanding the older units used wind technology but they're moving towards bluetooth...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-14, 11:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,622
Posted By ColtJ

Not sure about before (kinda new to cycling), I...

Not sure about before (kinda new to cycling), I do know some local guys and some guys and some in the caribbean that are running some old Polar units and are happy for whatever thats worth.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-14, 10:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,622
Posted By ColtJ

I actually didn't hear about it till last month...

I actually didn't hear about it till last month but couldn't find any info on it. From what I understand it's being released in October so i'm content waiting a few more weeks.

I kinda like the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-14, 05:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,914
Posted By ColtJ

initially it was just a means to relieve stress...

initially it was just a means to relieve stress and to get away by myself for a few hours.

Then it got serious...

Most importantly, I really enjoy it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-14, 05:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,622
Posted By ColtJ

Polar V650 Review

Hello,

A few weeks ago my LBS gave me a lucky opportunity to demo the new Polar V650 coming out in October given I was looking for a new cycling computer, etc...

I have a Garmin 510 and was...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-14, 05:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 22,448
Posted By ColtJ

I don't know if anyone can answer that question...

I don't know if anyone can answer that question for you. It is a premium bicycle. The cost is fair for the parts and I do not think i've seen a bad review on the Propel.

I recently raced a 90...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-14, 02:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 22,448
Posted By ColtJ

For what it's worth, it's not Giant discounting...

For what it's worth, it's not Giant discounting the bikes, sounds like someone is trying to move some stock fast.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-14, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,702
Posted By ColtJ

Ordered some, haven't received them; however, the...

Ordered some, haven't received them; however, the latest Giant Propel brakes are pretty much the same thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-14, 02:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 22,448
Posted By ColtJ

I would jump on it for that price. Ultegra 11...

I would jump on it for that price. Ultegra 11 speed is a nice group, had it on my TCR.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-14, 02:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 22,448
Posted By ColtJ

Not sure how to describe it perfectly but the TCR...

Not sure how to describe it perfectly but the TCR feels really stout when you try to force some power into it or take hard turns. I like to stand a lot and it always feels repeatable, I always feel...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-14, 02:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 22,448
Posted By ColtJ

Haha, Congrats. Part of buying the propel...

Haha, Congrats.

Part of buying the propel was knowing I could swap out the headset and have a decent Tri bike if ever decided to try one. Don't think i'll ever need a dedicated Tri bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-14, 02:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 22,448
Posted By ColtJ

~2500 - TCR ~1200 -Propel *old TCR had...

~2500 - TCR
~1200 -Propel

*old TCR had about ~6500 miles.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-14, 02:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 22,448
Posted By ColtJ

The upgrade in my opinion is in the spring...

The upgrade in my opinion is in the spring design, not necessarily the material used. I've used both and find they brake the same. The Carbon ones were just a little harder to adjust. Some people may...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-14, 05:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 22,448
Posted By ColtJ

Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-14, 04:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 22,448
Posted By ColtJ

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-14, 02:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 22,448
Posted By ColtJ

They're Zipp 404's with Continental 4000s II's...

They're Zipp 404's with Continental 4000s II's (transparent color).

Not to bring this thread back to life but I now have a Giant Propel Advanced SL and a Giant TCR Advanced SL, in case anyone...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-14, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,450
Posted By ColtJ

Nice bike, congrats.

Nice bike, congrats.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-14, 03:42 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,777
Posted By ColtJ

While new to cycling, I've been an athlete in...

While new to cycling, I've been an athlete in other sports for a long time. I went up to 210 ( drinking and poor party lifestyle for a while) ish and am now down to 155-160 on average. I'm 5'9" but...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-14, 08:33 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 23,707
Posted By ColtJ

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