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07-26-16, 05:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,023
Posted By kermie

You will notice, but it won't be bad. When I...

You will notice, but it won't be bad. When I moved to Denver from the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, I took my bike out for a ride. I felt great and thought the 5400 feet was nothing. This was until I...
07-24-16, 11:25 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,160
Posted By kermie

This morning I rode 33 miles and didn't stop....

This morning I rode 33 miles and didn't stop. Last Sunday I rode 42 miles, but did stop once. Had to take a handlebar picture for another thread :D
07-22-16, 12:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 949
Posted By kermie

damn!! I got no help for you, other than that is...

damn!! I got no help for you, other than that is a long boat ride.
07-20-16, 05:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,113
Posted By kermie

WoW!!! That looks great! Great job on that bike...

WoW!!! That looks great! Great job on that bike and it looks like a fun ride :)
07-19-16, 08:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,853
Posted By kermie

What do you plan on using the bike for? If your...

What do you plan on using the bike for? If your only going to ride on the streets, you don't really need off road tires. So that will add up in your budget. Of course you can run knobbies, but you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-16, 06:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,888
Posted By kermie

3 - 1 MTB and 2 Road . The MTBs' get used on the...

3 - 1 MTB and 2 Road . The MTBs' get used on the MTB and the Cross bike. The roads....well
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-16, 06:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,039
Posted By kermie

Why risk it. Just buy from a retailer and know...

Why risk it. Just buy from a retailer and know you got an authentic one.
07-18-16, 06:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,311
Posted By kermie

Very cool pictures and stories. Thanks for...

Very cool pictures and stories. Thanks for sharing :)
07-18-16, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By kermie

If you have fun and enjoy riding it, why worry...

If you have fun and enjoy riding it, why worry about what others think? Once you lay down the cash for something, it's too late to worry if you overspent. Just get out and ride.
07-18-16, 07:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,565
Posted By kermie

I lived in Euless for 16 years working out at...

I lived in Euless for 16 years working out at DFW. Thats where I picked up cycling in a big way. Rode around DFW and points east a lot. That area has built up. But just north of Cheek Sparger on the...
07-18-16, 06:53 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,046
Posted By kermie

I find that to be key. Announcing and slowing...

I find that to be key. Announcing and slowing down to pass.But a lot of walkers and joggers around here wear earbuds and have music cranked. So I rarely ride a trail during weekends and certain times...
07-17-16, 10:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 921
Posted By kermie

Man that Paramount would be cool! If I were you I...

Man that Paramount would be cool! If I were you I would go check out the KHS. Once I went with STI I never went back to downtube shifters. Just much more convenient to use. The Giant and Cannondale...
07-17-16, 09:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 980
Posted By kermie

It is not a gentle procedure with some tires. I...

It is not a gentle procedure with some tires. I find a lot of cussing helps. Give it some muscle with the tire levers. They are cheap. Just be careful not to pinch the tube.
07-16-16, 11:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,065
Posted By kermie

I agree with guy, hydrate. Also, I use the water...

I agree with guy, hydrate. Also, I use the water in the bottles to ward off crazy dogs
07-16-16, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,803
Posted By kermie

Thanks everyone with some great choices. Here is...

Thanks everyone with some great choices. Here is the stem at the minimum insertion point, which added an inch. Tomorrow I am riding 40 miles so we will see where this is comfort wise for me. But the...
07-15-16, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,803
Posted By kermie

Thanks for all the tips guys!! Honestly I have...

Thanks for all the tips guys!! Honestly I have not messed with the stem since I set it up some 20 odd years ago. I do ride mostly on the hoods, but on the occasion when wind is a factor I want to get...
07-15-16, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,803
Posted By kermie

New handlebars on an early 90's stem

Hey everyone, I am wanting to change out my handlebars on my Allez. It has the stock Specialized stem with the stock Specialized Down In Front handlebar. I bought it brand new in 1993, but 20 some...
07-15-16, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 772
Posted By kermie

+2.....Clearly your friend will need a lawyer...

+2.....Clearly your friend will need a lawyer since the insurance company is playing hardball. I got hit many years ago from behind. Got a lawyer and got full max payout from his policy with 3...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-16, 08:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,148
Posted By kermie

Many years ago while working for an airline, I...

Many years ago while working for an airline, I was going over OJI's and a weird one popped up. A mechanic was injured in the hanger by a golf ball. What?!?! Turns out, all aircraft were gone,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-16, 06:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,478
Posted By kermie

Very interested in this thread, and watching this...

Very interested in this thread, and watching this come together. I have had my lugged steel Allez Pro since 1993 when I bought it new. Damn where does the time go
07-14-16, 12:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,650
Posted By kermie

I didn't know there were 2 versions....With that...

I didn't know there were 2 versions....With that I would try the compact. The one I have is long, though that has never been a problem to me.
07-14-16, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 609
Posted By kermie

Welcome Jay :) Ah the college life and all...

Welcome Jay :)

Ah the college life and all the parties. Well sadly you learned a very important lesson on life. An expensive one but still, people make mistakes. As to your bike and goals. I think...
07-14-16, 08:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,753
Posted By kermie

Welcome :) What is your location? This way we...

Welcome :) What is your location? This way we can have a look at the classifieds and give you and idea of what to look for locally. I agree with looking at local bike shops (LBS) Many take trade ins...
07-13-16, 07:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,065
Posted By kermie

Yeah, unlimited. Try going 15 miles next, then...

Yeah, unlimited. Try going 15 miles next, then increase. Just have fun
07-13-16, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By kermie

Yes pictures please :) It's great that you are...

Yes pictures please :) It's great that you are enjoying the bike
07-13-16, 07:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,542
Posted By kermie

You are not the only one confused by that post...

You are not the only one confused by that post :twitchy: But yes, that is correct, lock it out.
07-11-16, 10:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,014
Posted By kermie

Sizing is really all over the place IMHO. I am...

Sizing is really all over the place IMHO. I am 5-10 and weigh in at 215. I use XXL in jerseys and L in cycling shorts and Bibs. The only jerseys I have found to be a little loose are the Performance...
07-11-16, 10:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,650
Posted By kermie

I use these on my sunglasses. Have been for...

I use these on my sunglasses. Have been for years. Great rear-view and I don't nee multiple for several bikes.Take A Look Original Cyclist Mirror
...
07-11-16, 10:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,542
Posted By kermie

Watch a little of the Tour de France that is...

Watch a little of the Tour de France that is being broadcast on TV this past week. Compare the pros cadence to what you see on your own rides. It helps give you an idea of where you should be.
07-11-16, 07:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,542
Posted By kermie

25 miles is very doable on a mountain bike. But,...

25 miles is very doable on a mountain bike. But, somethings I would consider changing. Do you ever plan to use it for off road riding in the future? If you plan to keep it on the paved roads, then I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-16, 09:28 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 251,801
Posted By kermie

Fresh from a 35 mile ride this morning :) ...

Fresh from a 35 mile ride this morning :)

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t80/steveperez1/20160710_071644_zps7yqjilwz.jpg...
07-09-16, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By kermie

Here is an idea. There are several options though...

Here is an idea. There are several options though

Bikes, Racks, and Storage | Bike-Racks & Storage | Vertical Indoor Two Bike Bunk | 442816 - GlobalIndustrial.com...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-16, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By kermie

Agreed! Fit is so important. I say go to a bike...

Agreed! Fit is so important. I say go to a bike shop and see what fits. If you know what size you need then go take the Sequoia out for a spin if possible. My biggest issue with buying a bike online...
07-09-16, 08:24 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,545
Posted By kermie

This is how I ride as well. Be it on a motorcycle...

This is how I ride as well. Be it on a motorcycle or on a bicycle. I'm invisible. Don't ever assume people see you, because usually, they don't. I wear bright clothes on the bicycle, and use the...
07-08-16, 06:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,545
Posted By kermie

I understand the OP's thoughts and respect them....

I understand the OP's thoughts and respect them. I ride motorcycles and bicycles, my cycling is not on very busy streets, I will not give up my 2 wheels anytime soon. I have been hit from behind long...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-16, 08:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,051
Posted By kermie

If this is the bike you want, I would wait them...

If this is the bike you want, I would wait them out. Give it a few weeks and see what happens. In the meantime keep looking.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-16, 10:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,051
Posted By kermie

Yeah but this one is a 105 kit for an Elite.

Yeah but this one is a 105 kit for an Elite.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-16, 09:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,051
Posted By kermie

I would go with what feels the best. This will be...

I would go with what feels the best. This will be the best way to keep you getting back on and enjoying the bike.


And my guess is 550.00 :)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-16, 09:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,051
Posted By kermie

Sorry, I put in Elite but got pro. Here is a...

Sorry, I put in Elite but got pro. Here is a 2008, so prices would be a little lower.


2008 Specialized Tarmac Elite - New and Used Bike Value...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-16, 09:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,051
Posted By kermie

This is a range, but depends on condition

This is a range, but depends on condition
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-16, 09:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,051
Posted By kermie

Welcome :) How much is the shop asking?

Welcome :)


How much is the shop asking?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-16, 08:07 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,308
Posted By kermie

Oh so they go on the outside of the jersey so...

Oh so they go on the outside of the jersey so everyone can see? damn, I got it wrong. OK, tomorrow I will try that. I do care that others know that I am wearing bibs
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-16, 06:53 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,308
Posted By kermie

I run both. Like the way the bibs feel. Personal...

I run both. Like the way the bibs feel. Personal preference indeed.
07-07-16, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 526
Posted By kermie

I use Map My Ride and I also have a cyclocomputer...

I use Map My Ride and I also have a cyclocomputer on my bikes. Map My Ride is nice as it maps out the ride and down loads the stat online and on my phone. Not sure why anyone would be watching their...
07-07-16, 12:02 AM
Replies: 24,443
Views: 2,282,318
Posted By kermie

Did a 15 mile ride this morning, plan a another...

Did a 15 mile ride this morning, plan a another tomorrow. Beautiful sunny warm (Hot!!) day
07-06-16, 11:46 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 19,882
Posted By kermie

I have a 1993 Trek 930 I bought brand new in...

I have a 1993 Trek 930 I bought brand new in 1993! I upgraded the forks and made it a 930SHX. That thing has been very durable. Hell the Altus A10 still shifts perfectly. I now have it set up for...
Replies: 9
Views: 3,852
Posted By kermie

That looks too big for your height to be honest...

That looks too big for your height to be honest with you. Also, not sure why they layed the bike down on the drive-train side, but IF you try it out make sure it shifts correctly and smoothly. Look...
07-06-16, 11:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,068
Posted By kermie

Your about 5'10" and that is my height too. A...

Your about 5'10" and that is my height too. A 56cm sized bike would be a place to start. Medium/Large would also fit your height IMHO.
07-06-16, 10:17 AM
Replies: 415
Views: 101,024
Posted By kermie

Some amazing shots in this thread... Here is...

Some amazing shots in this thread...

Here is this mornings ride on my Fuji..

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t80/steveperez1/20160706_091237_zpsnhyazvov.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-16, 11:57 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 251,801
Posted By kermie

My 1993 Specialized Allez Pro. Upgraded pedals,...

My 1993 Specialized Allez Pro. Upgraded pedals, seat, rear DA derailleur, with Shimano 600 everywhere else. Got it new in 1994. Think I got my moneys worth :) Will be changing out the original...
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