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03-31-08, 04:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,486
Posted By robbyracer

That's exactly what I was thinking. Nice ride :)...

That's exactly what I was thinking. Nice ride :) Congrats!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-08, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By robbyracer

Sweet shots! Those TT bikes are pretty amazing!

Sweet shots! Those TT bikes are pretty amazing!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-08, 04:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 803
Posted By robbyracer

Mmmkay. Since I like my bars and I've upgraded...

Mmmkay.
Since I like my bars and I've upgraded my saddle & seatpost I'll look for a good stem.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-08, 03:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 803
Posted By robbyracer

Hmm, fair enough.... How 'bout lighter...

Hmm, fair enough....

How 'bout lighter weight? I'm not dead set on the cranks but the wheels I feel would be beneficial.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-08, 02:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 803
Posted By robbyracer

Thanks for the input everyone. The bike is an '08...

Thanks for the input everyone. The bike is an '08 Cannondale Synapse 7. I'm going to get parts I'll eventually throw on another frameset. So far I have upgraded the seat, seatpost and pedals. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-08, 11:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 803
Posted By robbyracer

Hmm I guess you are right those are two different...

Hmm I guess you are right those are two different diseases. :D

On the bike now are the OEM Maddux 2.1 aero wheels with the Maddux hubs. I think I could use some stiffer wheels since the stockers...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-08, 10:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 803
Posted By robbyracer

Thinking of upgrades....

Wow that was quick. I've had my bike for about a month or so and I'm already thinking of upgrading some parts. I was going to ride it as is but I guess I've been bit hard by the road biking bug.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-08, 10:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,772
Posted By robbyracer

FWIW like, jcbenten said probably not a whole...

FWIW like, jcbenten said probably not a whole heck of lot, but I was talking to the guys at my LBS yesterday about the Doral/Pacific purchase of Cannondale and they didn't seem too worried about it....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-08, 10:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,822
Posted By robbyracer

Congrats phatmonkey!!! Keep rollin' :)

Congrats phatmonkey!!! Keep rollin' :)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-08, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By robbyracer

I'm 40, needed something "relaxed" that I could...

I'm 40, needed something "relaxed" that I could ride for a long time and I ended up with a Cannondale Synapse 7. Got it from a LBS for about $1000. After fitting it and getting use to a road bike I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-08, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 730
Posted By robbyracer

Yes you should ride. I'm riding. Meeting my...

Yes you should ride.

I'm riding. Meeting my bro at 5 for a little after work hill climbing.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-08, 01:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,205
Posted By robbyracer

I ride a Synapse with a triple crank and I...

I ride a Synapse with a triple crank and I haven't even touched the granny gear yet. I'm thinking of changing to a compact double but I'm sure if I do I'll encounter a hill I would need the granny...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-08, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2,833
Views: 614,838
Posted By robbyracer

Here's my newish Synapse 7. I got it about a...

Here's my newish Synapse 7. I got it about a month ago and I've put over 100 miles on it so far.
I'm looking for a new wheelset for it and I'd love to upgrade the drivetrain too, but hey, I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-08, 12:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,479
Posted By robbyracer

I'm not a big logo fan, in fact I peeled as many...

I'm not a big logo fan, in fact I peeled as many stickers off my new Synapse as I could with out removing the clear coat. But hey that's just me. I'd say peel them :)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-08, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 726
Posted By robbyracer

This is what I did. I rode my Cannondale for a...

This is what I did. I rode my Cannondale for a couple weeks, made some adjustments and went in for my "fitting". Turns out I was really close in my adjustments and the only thing the LBS did was move...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-08, 05:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,750
Posted By robbyracer

Yep! Nice ride. I'm from the MTB world too,...

Yep!

Nice ride. I'm from the MTB world too, just got a road bike and there's no turning back now. I looked at that very Trek first when I decided to get a new bike but I ended up with a Cannondale...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-08, 12:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,038
Posted By robbyracer

I usually have two bottles - one with water and...

I usually have two bottles - one with water and one with Hammer Perpetua orange/vanilla stuff mixed in and a gel in case i really bonk out....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-08, 10:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,065
Posted By robbyracer

No I wasn't implying any umm.....

No I wasn't implying any umm.....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-08, 03:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,775
Posted By robbyracer

I was thinking the same thing.

I was thinking the same thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-08, 02:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,065
Posted By robbyracer

Ah, got it. Now I feel dumb getting confused by...

Ah, got it.
Now I feel dumb getting confused by a freekin' valve & a pump... :rolleyes:
duhhhhh the valve only goes one way unless you press the button.
i need more coffee or some food
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-08, 01:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,065
Posted By robbyracer

getting accurate tire pressures

Hey all, I was wondering how everyone gets accurate pressures in their tires. When I pump up my tires I go to a little over what my target is because when I disconnect the pump head there's some air...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-08, 01:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,706
Posted By robbyracer

Not me, man. I'm working away in the hope that...

Not me, man.
I'm working away in the hope that 4:30 will come soon so I can go home and ride.

keep it light and you don't have to deal with the heavy. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-08, 04:39 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,967
Posted By robbyracer

this thread reminds me of the old taco bell menus...

this thread reminds me of the old taco bell menus with the phonetic pronunciations.

BUH-REE-TOE
TA-CO
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-08, 10:38 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,559
Posted By robbyracer

Thanks for those. I'm actually looking at a local...

Thanks for those. I'm actually looking at a local clubs site right now.
03-12-08, 12:04 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,435
Posted By robbyracer

Even though I'm down here in SLO I will think of...

Even though I'm down here in SLO I will think of everyone on the memorial ride while I'm on my Saturday ride. My heart goes out to all involved in this tragic accident. Ride well, ride strong and...
03-12-08, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By robbyracer

There's a Peet's here in SLO now too and it's 4...

There's a Peet's here in SLO now too and it's 4 blocks from my office. It's becoming a problem though. My fiancee and I are in there so much the staff all know us by first name and we were even...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-08, 11:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,089
Posted By robbyracer

I <3 the extra light too. Did a quick 10-ish mile...

I <3 the extra light too. Did a quick 10-ish mile ride up and over and back up and over a local hill. Will I be able to pull off a century by the end of the summer??? We'll see. :)
03-11-08, 11:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,782
Posted By robbyracer

I definitely have century on my training mind. If...

I definitely have century on my training mind. If I'm ready for it I'll join you guys.
03-11-08, 10:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,782
Posted By robbyracer

Great reports everyone! I just recently got back...

Great reports everyone! I just recently got back into cycling so hopefully next year I can join everyone for this ride.
03-11-08, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11,544
Views: 374,619
Posted By robbyracer

Hey SoCal good mornin' from SLO. Any BF riders...

Hey SoCal good mornin' from SLO.
Any BF riders from the Central Coast 'round here?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-08, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By robbyracer

I'm following it on cyclenews.com. How's that for...

I'm following it on cyclenews.com. How's that for boring..... I'm really tempted to get cable this year but I've been on such a good run without it, it's been almost 2 1/2 years.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-08, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By robbyracer

Ya me too..... I was wondering the same...

Ya me too.....

I was wondering the same thing. Anyone subscribe to cycling.tv? Is their coverage any good?
03-09-08, 07:43 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,113
Posted By robbyracer

Damn, you really have to not be paying attention...

Damn, you really have to not be paying attention to what you're doing at the wheel to get that far up the embankment. Wouldn't surprise me if there was a cellphone involved here....

Very sad news...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-08, 04:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,678
Posted By robbyracer

I did a nice 20 mile loop from my house down Hwy...

I did a nice 20 mile loop from my house down Hwy 1 through the local junior college past Team High Road's HQ and back to the house. I kinda surprised myself I did it in about 1:30 averaging about...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-08, 11:34 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,057
Posted By robbyracer

I was running 120 front and back but based on...

I was running 120 front and back but based on what I got back from Cannondale I changed it. Seems to be running fine I even did a short bumpy dirt path with the 80f 100r pressure setup and no...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-08, 07:36 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,057
Posted By robbyracer

So, for now, it seems like it was the tire...

So, for now, it seems like it was the tire pressure. I lowered my front to 80psi and the back to 100psi, went down a hill that I had shimmy on before and presto no shaking! I'm still taking the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-08, 02:28 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,057
Posted By robbyracer

Got off the phone with the LBS a while ago and...

Got off the phone with the LBS a while ago and heard back from Cannondale.

The LBS says they will do whatever it takes to make this right including, if needed, a new bike. I'm bringing it in on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-08, 01:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,721
Posted By robbyracer

Hmmm new wheelset maybe, Campy Veloce groupo....

Hmmm new wheelset maybe, Campy Veloce groupo. It's all so exciting I just can't decide. I'll believe it when I have the check in my hand though.......
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-08, 01:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,535
Posted By robbyracer

My fiancee rides a Gary Fisher Mambo MTB with...

My fiancee rides a Gary Fisher Mambo MTB with 1.25' slicks on it. My brother is giving her his old trek roadbike so that will get tuned up and the Fisher will be a 'round town beater.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-08, 12:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,662
Posted By robbyracer

I voted for casual touring but I'm riding with my...

I voted for casual touring but I'm riding with my brother who is an animal so it will probably turn into speedwork. At least I'll sleep well Saturday night.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-08, 11:48 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,057
Posted By robbyracer

I'm not going to try it. I entertained it briefly...

I'm not going to try it. I entertained it briefly on my last ride but I couldn't get the courage to ride through the shaking for fear of laying it down.

I know this is all a process and I need to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-08, 11:49 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,057
Posted By robbyracer

Hmmm, if it stops the wobbles...... No, not going...

Hmmm, if it stops the wobbles...... No, not going there.

So what is "proper" technique for descending? I'm all fitted on my bike and everything feels good (except the downhill part) so should I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-08, 11:30 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,057
Posted By robbyracer

Dude you're doing it wrong!! LOL

Dude you're doing it wrong!! LOL
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-08, 09:52 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,057
Posted By robbyracer

Seriously guys I don't have a death grip on the...

Seriously guys I don't have a death grip on the bars. My weight is on them but that's it. The wobble/shimmy happens regardless of how tight I hold the bars. It'll happen with my thumbs on the brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-08, 09:17 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,057
Posted By robbyracer

Thanks for all the input guys, I really...

Thanks for all the input guys, I really appreciate it. I'm gonna call the LBS tomorrow and see what they can do in the way of exchange or something but I'll wait to hear from Cannondale too.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-08, 08:06 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,057
Posted By robbyracer

The latest in the shimmy battle: Got the...

The latest in the shimmy battle:

Got the bike fitted today, went for a ride and it still happens. I guess I'll be living with it because when I bring it up to the guys at the LBS I get the "larger...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-08, 02:26 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,057
Posted By robbyracer

Last night I did the string and nut thing and...

Last night I did the string and nut thing and found that the saddle was too far back so I moved it up as far as it would go and the nut is a lot closer to being over the pedal spindle. Went and did...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-08, 09:34 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,057
Posted By robbyracer

I just tried the string and nut thing and I was...

I just tried the string and nut thing and I was way back. I moved the seat as far forward as it would go but it could probably go a little further. I'm gonna have the LBS re-check everything and call...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-08, 08:47 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,057
Posted By robbyracer

I didn't have a death grip on the bars, i was in...

I didn't have a death grip on the bars, i was in the drops if that matters, but I did have my weight on the bars. I've gone 30 and faster on my old mtb and had no problems at all so I thought faster...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-08, 08:30 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,057
Posted By robbyracer

First ride today and scared s**tless

I got a chance to take my new Synapse 7 out for a spin today and on the first small hill i hit about 30mph and my handlebars started shaking like crazy!!!! It was pretty sudden, very violent and I...
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