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Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-18, 10:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,222
Posted By Slackerprince

I sweat a lot and live in Florida, so I take 2...

I sweat a lot and live in Florida, so I take 2 Halos. I, usually, stop and wring out the first one, then after it’s saturated again, switch to the second.
You could try using several and change, as...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-18, 09:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 961
Posted By Slackerprince

8 man teams and cobbled stage 9 might put an end...

8 man teams and cobbled stage 9 might put an end to that.



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Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-18, 06:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,593
Posted By Slackerprince

White is pro. I'm not pro, therefore, black. ...

White is pro.
I'm not pro, therefore, black.


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Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-17, 11:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By Slackerprince

That sounds great. Mine get wet all the time from...

That sounds great. Mine get wet all the time from rain rides. It's the rainy season, here, now.
I can leave mine in the garage and the Florida heat will do a pretty good number on them.
Otherwise,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-17, 03:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,564
Posted By Slackerprince

It's all about the return policy. If I'm...

It's all about the return policy.
If I'm absolutely sure I'm going to like something, or I'm just replacing an item that I'm familiar with, I'll shop around for the best price and shipping.
Nashbar...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-17, 02:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,491
Posted By Slackerprince

Some pasta the night before. Breakfast to full,...

Some pasta the night before.
Breakfast to full, but not stuffed.

I use these in the car drive over to the riding spot, and only occasionally on a ride:

CLIF Kid Zbar® Organic Energy Snack:...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-17, 12:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,010
Posted By Slackerprince

I have this set: Nashbar Torque Wrench...

I have this set:

Nashbar Torque Wrench...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-17, 10:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,005
Posted By Slackerprince

One of my riding buddies does full Iron Man...

One of my riding buddies does full Iron Man events and he rides an SMP.
Must be something to it.
I tried a Dynamic but couldn't adjust to it and returned it.
Not for me.
I'm on a Selle Italia SLR...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-17, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,043
Posted By Slackerprince

The Edge 500 barely goes through any juice. I...

The Edge 500 barely goes through any juice.
I can't recommend it enough.
Plenty of reviews on YouTube to look at.
Shop around and you can find a deal.


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Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-17, 05:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,208
Posted By Slackerprince

I use and like these: ...

I use and like these:

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/vredestein-gran-fondo-tricomp?fltr=



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Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-17, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By Slackerprince

Why don't you ride it for a few miles? If you...

Why don't you ride it for a few miles?
If you don't like it, take it off, sell it, and go with what you know.


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Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-17, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,043
Posted By Slackerprince

I use a Garmin Edge 500 and really like it. Are...

I use a Garmin Edge 500 and really like it.
Are you set on the 2 models you posted?


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Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-17, 02:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,322
Posted By Slackerprince

It'll be fine. Close the deal. S

It'll be fine.
Close the deal.


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Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-17, 10:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,818
Posted By Slackerprince

Yeah, cool. The bike shop recommended Look KEO...

Yeah, cool.
The bike shop recommended Look KEO for my first clipless pedals in 2005 and I've been using them ever since. No reason to change.
I wear Shimano shoes, FWIW.

These are on closeout...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-17, 10:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,818
Posted By Slackerprince

I'm a Shimano components guy, but, I've been...

I'm a Shimano components guy, but, I've been using Look KEO pedals for over a decade.
No creak and no issues.
Are you set on Shimano brand pedals?

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-17, 05:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,485
Posted By Slackerprince

I have the Flare R and have had no issues with...

I have the Flare R and have had no issues with it.
I've ridden in the rain with it.
FWIW, I flipped the light so that the USB cover is facing up.
This gets it out of the area of constant water...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-16, 09:08 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,315
Posted By Slackerprince

I use Vredestein Gran Fondo tires from Bike Tires...

I use Vredestein Gran Fondo tires from Bike Tires Direct/Western Bike Works.
I live in Florida, so, there's not any high speed, downhill cornering or other demands put on a tire, unless you're...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-16, 10:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,428
Posted By Slackerprince

I carry a Crank Brothers M5 and Pedro's Yellow...

I carry a Crank Brothers M5 and Pedro's Yellow tire levers, along with a spare tube.
I try to keep the bike tuned at home, so, I don't really need tools on the road.


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Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-16, 11:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,607
Posted By Slackerprince

I've used a lot of stuff after it was totally...

I've used a lot of stuff after it was totally worn out.
I replaced the helmet pads in my Bell Sweep, and it was like getting a new one. I even glued the old pads together a few times. New ones were...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-16, 02:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 981
Posted By Slackerprince

Every couple of miles, or, when my butt starts to...

Every couple of miles, or, when my butt starts to hurt.
Whichever comes first. I don't schedule it.



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Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-16, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By Slackerprince

I ride aluminum and think it's plenty smooth. ...

I ride aluminum and think it's plenty smooth.
I'd suggest that you test ride both and judge for yourself.
I wouldn't feel comfortable buying online unless I had already ridden it.


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Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-16, 07:42 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 15,270
Posted By Slackerprince

Seems like a lot of pro teams have been dragging...

Seems like a lot of pro teams have been dragging their feet in adopting disc brakes, just waiting for a ruling like this.
If disc brakes added an advantage, don't you think the teams would have...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-16, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By Slackerprince

Lawrence, Kansas. Cycling Scene, Culture, Things to Do, etc?

We have a possible job opportunity in Lawrence, Kansas, and would be interested in info about the area.
Wondering if there is a cycling scene.
We can dig some BBQ, micro beers, parks, etc.
I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-16, 08:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,454
Posted By Slackerprince

Thanks for the post. Rain is a concern,...

Thanks for the post.
Rain is a concern, although, I don't ride in the rain anymore, if I can help it.
It rains like crazy in Tampa during the summer.
I mostly need the light for riding in my...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-16, 10:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,454
Posted By Slackerprince

Some great suggestions here, everyone. I will...

Some great suggestions here, everyone.
I will position it carefully with consideration to proper angle.
I am leaning towards those with rechargeable battery.



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Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-16, 07:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,454
Posted By Slackerprince

I own one of these. Great at night, but doesn't...

I own one of these. Great at night, but doesn't read in bright daylight.


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Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-16, 04:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,454
Posted By Slackerprince

Wow, incredible site. Thanks! S

Wow, incredible site. Thanks!


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Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-16, 04:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,454
Posted By Slackerprince

Oops, I did mean Flare R. :) I'll check-out...

Oops, I did mean Flare R. :)
I'll check-out that Serfas.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-16, 03:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,454
Posted By Slackerprince

Guess I should have specified a price range. ;) ...

Guess I should have specified a price range. ;)
$75 or under, preferably.

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-16, 03:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,454
Posted By Slackerprince

Rear Light Visible in Daytime

Looking for a rear light that is visible in bright daylight.
Bontrager Flare R looks pretty good, with rechargeable battery.
Would prefer it to have a clip so I can attach it to my Topeak saddle...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-16, 12:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,102
Posted By Slackerprince

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk243/Slackerpr...

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk243/Slackerprince/EpiPupsampGroverTunersVan001_zps6b0717b5.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-16, 08:40 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,901
Posted By Slackerprince

That look really interesting, but not sure I...

That look really interesting, but not sure I could put that together in 4 months.
Good luck and have a safe ride!

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-15, 09:11 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,103
Posted By Slackerprince

My dream bike would be: Nice carbon frame ...

My dream bike would be:
Nice carbon frame
6800
Nice wheels

Probably ~$3K. Done, and let's ride.


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Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-15, 08:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,037
Posted By Slackerprince

I have a hybrid and a road bike, and always will....

I have a hybrid and a road bike, and always will.
They are both good, for different reasons.

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Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-15, 11:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,608
Posted By Slackerprince

LOL, just did. Now, I get it. S

LOL, just did.
Now, I get it.

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Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-15, 03:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,608
Posted By Slackerprince

Op??

Op??
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-15, 03:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,335
Posted By Slackerprince

Random guy compliments you on your bike as a...

Random guy compliments you on your bike as a pretext for bragging.
Seen it a million times. ;)

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-15, 12:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,142
Posted By Slackerprince

Wha??? We're not talking about RAAM riders...

Wha???
We're not talking about RAAM riders here.
We're talking about a guy looking for tips on a 50 miler.


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Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-15, 10:07 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,187
Posted By Slackerprince

So, it rains more in Burbank, than it does in...

So, it rains more in Burbank, than it does in Glendale? :)



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Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-15, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 732
Posted By Slackerprince

I ride this and really like it: ...

I ride this and really like it:


http://image.rakuten.co.jp/bebike/cabinet/saddle/max-slr-gel-vanox-1.jpg

It would match your color scheme, as well.
Good luck.


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Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-15, 04:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,212
Posted By Slackerprince

Could be missing a spacer behind the cassette. ...

Could be missing a spacer behind the cassette.
Could be a lot of things, but I agree that someone needs to RIDE it to hear what's actually going on.
Good luck and don't give it up.

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-15, 08:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,104
Posted By Slackerprince

OP, are you having issues with your current...

OP, are you having issues with your current saddle?
I was having numbness on an, otherwise, very comfortable Toupe, so I started looking for other cutout saddles.
I tried the SMP Dynamic, based on...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-15, 10:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,946
Posted By Slackerprince

I was going to suggest going to a Performance...

I was going to suggest going to a Performance shop, so you could try the bikes, shoes, etc.
Nashbar has a great return policy, but you have to pay for return shipping on exchanges, etc.
Good luck...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-15, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,004
Posted By Slackerprince

Although I agree that Giant bikes are, usually, a...

Although I agree that Giant bikes are, usually, a good value, I think that brand loyalty has it's limitations.
I always recommend riding several brands and models.
Good luck.


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Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-15, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 670
Posted By Slackerprince

I'm riding them. Got them on e-bay for $60 with...

I'm riding them.
Got them on e-bay for $60 with grey cleats.
No issues.
I started on Keo Sprints in 2005.
I don't see myself changing brands.


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Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-15, 03:13 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,233
Posted By Slackerprince

No justice was done, that day. S

No justice was done, that day.


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Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-15, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,774
Posted By Slackerprince

It's a crapshoot, since you won't be able to ride...

It's a crapshoot, since you won't be able to ride them, first.
I'd go to Performance, instead.


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Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-15, 09:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,456
Posted By Slackerprince

Sram, Speedplays...I'd pass. ;) JK, kinda. ...

Sram, Speedplays...I'd pass. ;)
JK, kinda.

Looks like it's been laid down pretty good. I'd keep looking.
Do you race? If not, there are all kinds of brand-new carbon bikes for $2k.
You could...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-15, 09:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,757
Posted By Slackerprince

Free, is a very good price! Do you have any...

Free, is a very good price!
Do you have any kind of wheels you can throw on the A1 to ride it?

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-15, 04:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,473
Posted By Slackerprince

Be wary of Sundays on the BF. S

Be wary of Sundays on the BF.



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