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Forum: Touring
03-19-13, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By Rex81

Right, sorry, meant to put center pull, not...

Right, sorry, meant to put center pull, not cantilever. I may just use the Weinmanns that came stock with it. I think I have those still, although if I recall, they didn't offer the finest stopping...
Forum: Touring
03-19-13, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By Rex81

Opinions on using a 69 Schwinn Super Sport frame to build up a nice touring bike?

I've had this '69 Super Sport frame laying around for years now. I've never had the heart to get rid of it. I'm a sucker for the vintage handmade frames (this is fillet brazed), and as I recall, it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-12, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By Rex81

I don't think you're in the wrong place. You're...

I don't think you're in the wrong place. You're not talking about the drivetrain at all, and a bike frame is a bike frame. You may find more people that have this exact bike in the Single Speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-12, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By Rex81

I think it's at least as old as 2010. Maybe...

I think it's at least as old as 2010. Maybe 2009. And it's a lower end model because it doesn't have the zertz inserts on the fork.

If it's in nice shape $400 wouldn't be a great deal but it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-12, 08:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,322
Posted By Rex81

Wow, wphamilton. I give you respect for rolling...

Wow, wphamilton. I give you respect for rolling 16,000 miles on ANY bike. I also give you respect for rising above the pain and general terror that comes with putting so many miles on such a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-12, 06:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,322
Posted By Rex81

Not all Schwinn's are bad. Just the ones from...

Not all Schwinn's are bad. Just the ones from big box stores. The new LeTour line is pretty decent. And of course the Paramounts are much better. If you buy today and use the 20% off coupon (it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-12, 09:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,849
Posted By Rex81

I think you did good. You paid a good deal less...

I think you did good. You paid a good deal less than half what that bike with upgrades would cost new, and the thing is basically new anyway! Nicely done. It's a nice bike that will provide many...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-12, 09:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,650
Posted By Rex81

I tried the Nashabr CR2, but it didn't agree with...

I tried the Nashabr CR2, but it didn't agree with my undercarriage. Picked up a Specialized Romin Gel Comp for $90 at the LBS (don't worry, there's VERY little gel in there) and it solved all my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-12, 12:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,849
Posted By Rex81

My bet is that they're weighing them with tubes...

My bet is that they're weighing them with tubes and tires. Maybe that's a British thing?

See here (and the shimano hubs here are likely heavier than the Felt's as these are pretty entry level...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-12, 10:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,849
Posted By Rex81

Nah, the stock Mavics aren't that much. I'm not...

Nah, the stock Mavics aren't that much. I'm not sure if you can even find a wheelset that weights 3200 grams. I've got a set of them and they're right around 2,100 grams. And I've seen other...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-12, 09:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,729
Posted By Rex81

Nice bike! And nice deal too. Enjoy it!

Nice bike! And nice deal too. Enjoy it!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-12, 07:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,849
Posted By Rex81

Or, just to throw a wrench in things... I...

Or, just to throw a wrench in things...

I just found this
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-12, 07:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,849
Posted By Rex81

$650 is a good deal if it's in new condition. ...

$650 is a good deal if it's in new condition. Those are $400 wheels. Buy it and ride it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-12, 01:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,849
Posted By Rex81

Also, having a couple hundred bucks for gear is a...

Also, having a couple hundred bucks for gear is a good thing. Helmet, sunglasses, biking shorts, jerseys, multi tool, pump, gloves, tubes, patch kit, saddle bag, water bottles, computer, and other...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-12, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 466,500
Posted By Rex81

Nope. None of the above. Get this instead: ...

Nope. None of the above. Get this instead:

http://www.giantnerd.com/tommaso-monza-road-bike-beginner-closeout.html

$565 (after 20% off deal thru 7/15) for way better components (105/Tiagra)...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-12, 01:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,849
Posted By Rex81

What model are the Easton wheels? Good wheels...

What model are the Easton wheels? Good wheels make a huge difference. And I thought you said you could get the Z80 for $700. If it's $600, in new condition and depending on the wheels, that might...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-12, 07:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,849
Posted By Rex81

The Z65 is a nice bike with good components. The...

The Z65 is a nice bike with good components. The others, not so much. They're beginners bikes, and since you're in the market for a used bike, I assume you're looking to get a nicer bike at a lower...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-18-12, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,365
Posted By Rex81

Riverfront Cycle in downtown Lansing only charges...

Riverfront Cycle in downtown Lansing only charges $40 for a "casual fit". No fancy tools or videos or anything. Just a knowledable dude with a plumb bob and a level. Sorted me out perfectly. Best...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-12, 08:43 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,340
Posted By Rex81

pgjackson, is your vertigo stock at 16.1 lbs?...

pgjackson, is your vertigo stock at 16.1 lbs? Which wheels? Also, it looks like the official link to the Vertigo is broken at the moment, but I'd like to find out more about it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-12, 10:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,437
Posted By Rex81

Do yourself a favor and save $700: ...

Do yourself a favor and save $700:

http://www.realcyclist.com/terry-bicycles-symmetry-womens

$500 is the best deal you'll ever find for a decent women's bike. Terry is a quality company that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-12, 06:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,412
Posted By Rex81

Sweat tends to burn right through them like acid.

Sweat tends to burn right through them like acid.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-12, 10:53 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,204
Posted By Rex81

I saw someone riding a ROAD bike with... A...

I saw someone riding a ROAD bike with... A CAMELBAK!!! I wanted to murder him right then and there. You know, because he's doing it wrong. There's obviously a certain way to ride a bike (the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-12, 06:35 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,204
Posted By Rex81

Are you really joking about injuring fellow...

Are you really joking about injuring fellow cyclists just because they look different than you? Ugh.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-12, 10:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,029
Posted By Rex81

Thanks for the input, although I'll clarify that...

Thanks for the input, although I'll clarify that although the Romin says "Gel", it's totally minimal, as in you can't even feel it when pressing down with your fingers.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-12, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,029
Posted By Rex81

I'm looking at purchasing a Forte Pro SL as well....

I'm looking at purchasing a Forte Pro SL as well.

Can anyone compare it to a Specialized Romin?

I just picked one up from the LBS to try for a while, and though I like it (especially the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-12, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By Rex81

Boom! You're welcome. ...

Boom! You're welcome.

http://www.realcyclist.com/terry-bicycles-symmetry-womens

Best deal on the internet right now, if you ask me. Terry only makes women's bikes and they do a good job. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-12, 01:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,450
Posted By Rex81

Oh, and welcome to the world of biking. One of...

Oh, and welcome to the world of biking. One of these days you might find out you've spent more on accessories than on your bike! :)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-12, 01:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,450
Posted By Rex81

I don't ride with either a bell or any lights as...

I don't ride with either a bell or any lights as I don't do any night riding. Although I'll say a bell would be nice. Otherwise you're constantly yelling "On your left" to people. If you're on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-12, 11:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,450
Posted By Rex81

Good point. Maybe I should be wearing gloves...

Good point. Maybe I should be wearing gloves more often...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-12, 11:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,450
Posted By Rex81

This will do nicely:...

This will do nicely:...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-12, 11:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,450
Posted By Rex81

I just got a pair of these without trying them on...

I just got a pair of these without trying them on and they feel great. Some people will tell you that you have to pay $100 and up for some Oakleys, but for $16 they can't be beat:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-12, 09:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,450
Posted By Rex81

I don't see anything wrong with buying a women...

I don't see anything wrong with buying a women specific bike (especially in those colors) as long as it's the one that fits you best and is the best price (and your friends aren't mean). However, if...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-12, 07:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,450
Posted By Rex81

I agree, the Schwinn is overpriced. If you...

I agree, the Schwinn is overpriced.

If you were looking at drop bar roadbikes, you were probably looking at the Giant Defy 5. Nice bike, although the Shimano 2300 components are very much entry...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-12, 06:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,260
Posted By Rex81

Disclaimer: I don't own either, I went with a...

Disclaimer: I don't own either, I went with a Giant TCR Composite (with Ultegra), but I did just did a test ride the Secteur with Tiagra and the Roubaix with Tiagra.

I think Tiagra is fine. Of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-12, 06:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,450
Posted By Rex81

That bike is way too big for you. There are...

That bike is way too big for you. There are exceptions, but generally, if you're looking at a vintage bike, you'll probably be in the 54-56cm (or 22", or Medium) range. Don't make the mistake of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-12, 10:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,450
Posted By Rex81

I know I might take some heat here, seeing as...

I know I might take some heat here, seeing as this is the road bike forum, but I'm going to recommend you find a cheap single speed instead of a true road bike. They're dirt cheap, and there are...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-12, 08:05 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,450
Posted By Rex81

You still haven't told us what kind of riding...

You still haven't told us what kind of riding you'll be doing. Do you value comfort over efficiency/speed? Do you want to be more upright or streamlined? Are you ok with drop (curving under)...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-12, 12:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,450
Posted By Rex81

I'm going to respectfully disagree with the idea...

I'm going to respectfully disagree with the idea that this will suit your needs just fine. My fear (and I've seen this happen time and again) is that you'll buy that bike (or something equally...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-12, 10:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,450
Posted By Rex81

You won't find anything decent new for that...

You won't find anything decent new for that price. You'll be lucky if you can find anything decent used at that price either. Best to save up at least $700 and hit your local bike shop so you can...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-12, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,410
Posted By Rex81

I used it and it came out pretty close, but I had...

I used it and it came out pretty close, but I had my wife do the measurements and we were very careful with them. I couldn't imagine doing the measurements myself and coming remotely close to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-12, 06:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By Rex81

Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-12, 08:37 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,147
Posted By Rex81

Why does anyone feel the need to judge anyone...

Why does anyone feel the need to judge anyone else? How do they gain anything from this? Seems like we should all be happy there are more bicyclists out there enjoying the sport, nature, fitness,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-12, 12:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,385
Posted By Rex81

Your post is such a Hot Carl.

Your post is such a Hot Carl.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-12, 11:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,385
Posted By Rex81

Carl, you're a funny guy. With that said, your...

Carl, you're a funny guy. With that said, your posts are driving people crazy. Here's my advice:

1. There is a lot of bike information out there. Some you need to know now. Some you will pick...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-12, 10:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,853
Posted By Rex81

I've had well over 300 craigslist transactions...

I've had well over 300 craigslist transactions (including for bikes and parts, although nothing of this caliber) in the past 4 years and all have either been positive or at least resulted in a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-12, 09:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,750
Posted By Rex81

I can dig it.

I can dig it.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-12, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Posted By Rex81

I've never bought new, but I can see where it...

I've never bought new, but I can see where it would've been very beneficial to me. I've spent a good amount of money, time, and worry to get my "great deal" up to where I want it to be. I still...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-12, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By Rex81

Nice bike. I finally got a chance to try one out...

Nice bike. I finally got a chance to try one out the other day. Amazing what they can do with an aluminum frame. Not quite as light, but the bottom bracket seemed just as stiff as my carbon bike. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-12, 07:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,533
Posted By Rex81

Ha!

Ha!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-12, 07:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,674
Posted By Rex81

The Giant Defy 1 is a nice bike, looks great, and...

The Giant Defy 1 is a nice bike, looks great, and a good price. I say do it. It's probably more bike than you need right now, but you'll enjoy riding it so much that the chances are that you'll end...
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