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10-11-12, 07:35 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,528
Posted By cwcaesar

Fro me it is not a matter of the sweets. I don't...

Fro me it is not a matter of the sweets. I don't have that craving for the sweet stuff like my wife does. If given the choice, I would much rather have a 20 oz. prime rib or rib eye steak than to...
09-14-12, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 527
Posted By cwcaesar

Okay, thanks. That is what I was leaning toward,...

Okay, thanks. That is what I was leaning toward, but just wanted some confirmation.
09-13-12, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 527
Posted By cwcaesar

Cassette for Dedicated Trainer Wheel

I am about to put together an old wheel that I have with a trainer tire and a cassette for dedicated use on the Kurt Kinetic as the shorter days don't allow me to ride much in the evenings during the...
09-12-12, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By cwcaesar

I am another one with a Kurt Kinetic Fluid Road...

I am another one with a Kurt Kinetic Fluid Road Machine. They are really the best that I found. Stable, Solid, Lifetime Guarantee, and the most consistent 'road feel'. I highly recommend the Kurt!
09-12-12, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By cwcaesar

That site looks really cool, especially since you...

That site looks really cool, especially since you can integrate the workouts with the Sufferfest videos. I may have to check more into that tonight after work. Thanks for pointing this out!
09-05-12, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By cwcaesar

Sufferfest has some decent videos as well.

Sufferfest has some decent videos as well.
09-05-12, 07:08 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,002
Posted By cwcaesar

I have my coffee in the morning and maybe a diet...

I have my coffee in the morning and maybe a diet Mountain Dew or a diet Orange Crush with lunch. And water for the rest of the day. I love having the filtered water in the door of the fridge at...
09-04-12, 10:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,822
Posted By cwcaesar

I am just north of 250 and just got a 2013...

I am just north of 250 and just got a 2013 Roubaix. I have to say that I was a little worried about the carbon at first, but once I actually handled the bike in the store, I felt that it was going...
08-31-12, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By cwcaesar

Sounds so close to what I ride now. I have the...

Sounds so close to what I ride now. I have the 2013 Roubaix, though it is not an S-Works. I have the HED Belgiums in 32 spoke laced to White Industries Hubs. I too really love my wheels. I shaved...
08-29-12, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,398
Posted By cwcaesar

That is pretty good news. I was hoping that they...

That is pretty good news. I was hoping that they would last for a considerable amount of time. I am working on picking up a Garmin Head Unit (Edge 800) so I won't have to worry about batteries for...
08-29-12, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,398
Posted By cwcaesar

Power Meter Life-span

I searched, but couldn't find any answers, so if this has been covered before, I apologize.

Anyway, I was considering acquiring a power meter such as a Quarq and I was wondering what the life...
08-21-12, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By cwcaesar

That would be very cruel indeed!

That would be very cruel indeed!
08-21-12, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By cwcaesar

I did 'alright'. It is all new to me, so it will...

I did 'alright'. It is all new to me, so it will be a process training myself to eat the right types of foods and in the correct portions. My biggest problem has always been portion control. I...
08-20-12, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By cwcaesar

Big Day!

So, I joined Weight Watchers this morning. I figured I could use a little help with the eating habits. Anyway, that turned out to only be a footnote on the day. My wife and I found out that we are...
08-17-12, 06:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 600
Posted By cwcaesar

Was it a boarding school? French Creek Boarding...

Was it a boarding school? French Creek Boarding School is the closest thing I came up with after a google search. At first I thought it would be something with military significance (like Tunn...
08-17-12, 06:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 722
Posted By cwcaesar

Well, after further research, the general...

Well, after further research, the general consensus is that the rerecommended pressure is 10-12% lower than the pressure you would normally run on a 19mm rim width. So, I gutss I did have the...
08-16-12, 10:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 722
Posted By cwcaesar

Thanks, I will have to research further.

Thanks, I will have to research further.
08-16-12, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 722
Posted By cwcaesar

I used this pressure as well on a 19 mm rim. ...

I used this pressure as well on a 19 mm rim. Actually it was more like 110 in the front and 120 in the rear.

Does anyone know of any problems with going above 90 psi on the HED C2 (23mm wide)...
08-16-12, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 722
Posted By cwcaesar

I weigh just over 250, but it was my...

I weigh just over 250, but it was my understanding that you should not go over 90 psi on the wider HED rims, so I was trying to stay below that. Am I incorrect in using this as my max pressure?
08-16-12, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By cwcaesar

I believe that he meant slowing down in general,...

I believe that he meant slowing down in general, not coming off the banks. Being without brakes on a fixie, I could see how that would be strange to slow down.
08-16-12, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 722
Posted By cwcaesar

Well, I would rather not repair a tube on the...

Well, I would rather not repair a tube on the road, but I will leave the kit in there just in case. I mostly ride alone, but I think I would like to add the CO2 eventually just to have it. I ride a...
08-16-12, 08:14 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,485
Posted By cwcaesar

Thank you for that! I love the last line...

Thank you for that!

I love the last line about being a GOOD cyclist and not just a FAT cyclist. I think I will go out and work harder thanks to that. I love that you can have such a...
08-16-12, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 722
Posted By cwcaesar

Snake bitten

Well, it finally happened. I had my first flat tire on a bicycle since I was a kid. I was riding on the shoulder as cars were passing me and I saw a golf ball sized rock just a bit too late to...
08-15-12, 09:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 794
Posted By cwcaesar

Congratulations on your first ride back! It...

Congratulations on your first ride back! It sounds like you are going to be hooked.
08-10-12, 06:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,873
Posted By cwcaesar

One of the 2013 Roubaix models will have disc...

One of the 2013 Roubaix models will have disc brakes.
08-09-12, 06:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 909
Posted By cwcaesar

I always said that if I got a speeding ticket on...

I always said that if I got a speeding ticket on a bicycle I would have it framed and hang it on the wall. :)
08-08-12, 04:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,873
Posted By cwcaesar

Here is the picture of the bike that the dealer...

Here is the picture of the bike that the dealer emailed to me. As you can see, it is a little different than the ones in the links. I actually prefer the muted way the logo is presented. I don't...
08-08-12, 03:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,873
Posted By cwcaesar

Well, I posted this in the wrong thread earlier,...

Well, I posted this in the wrong thread earlier, so now I will post it in the right place. I ordered a 2012 Secteur Apex Comp from the LBS. They said their distributor had 6 in stock. After...
08-08-12, 08:49 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,880
Posted By cwcaesar

Well, the Secteur Apex is out of stock...

Well, the Secteur Apex is out of stock everywhere, and the 2013 models are not out yet. So I gave a ring to the closest Specialized Concept store and he said that he can get me a 2013 Roubaix Apex...
08-03-12, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By cwcaesar

I love it! What an appropriate name. :thumb:

I love it! What an appropriate name. :thumb:
08-02-12, 02:34 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,880
Posted By cwcaesar

With a 22-32 available, I can understand why you...

With a 22-32 available, I can understand why you dubbed it 'The Goat'. :)
08-02-12, 12:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,880
Posted By cwcaesar

Thanks, I think it will work out well. I will be...

Thanks, I think it will work out well. I will be sure to report in and post some pics once I have her.
08-02-12, 12:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,873
Posted By cwcaesar

I just built the wheels that I really needed,...

I just built the wheels that I really needed, bomb proof and about a pound lighter than my old Vuelta wheels. If I ever do get into racing, then I will consider some carbon clinchers. This is...
08-02-12, 09:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,873
Posted By cwcaesar

I am thinking replacement costs. The ultegra...

I am thinking replacement costs. The ultegra group is in fantastic shape and the frame does not have all that many miles on it. Plus with the brand new wheels, I thought it was fair.

The new...
08-02-12, 07:22 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,880
Posted By cwcaesar

Thanks to you all for the suggestions. In the...

Thanks to you all for the suggestions. In the end I have made a decision to get a different bike altogether. When looking at the cost of the changes to the current bike, I felt it best to instead...
08-02-12, 07:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,873
Posted By cwcaesar

Well, I am pulling the trigger on the Secteur. I...

Well, I am pulling the trigger on the Secteur. I was really planning on the Roubaix after all of the votes for the carbon, but I think Specialized discounted the Apex Comp by $300. A couple days...
08-01-12, 09:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,873
Posted By cwcaesar

So, from what I gather, I would be fine weight...

So, from what I gather, I would be fine weight wise on a carbon frame. I have heard that scratching it can seriously weaken it though. Should I be concerned about this?

On one of the Youtube...
07-31-12, 08:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,873
Posted By cwcaesar

I have always liked Specialized, but I am not set...

I have always liked Specialized, but I am not set in stone on them. I am just interested in the more relaxed geometry. My current setup is pretty aggressive, and I would rather be able to sit in...
07-31-12, 04:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,873
Posted By cwcaesar

Secteur or Roubaix

It was recommended to me in another thread that I should consider a second bike, so I have begun trying to fing me a frame. I really like the idea of the Roubaix or Secteur by Specialized. They are...
07-31-12, 09:15 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,880
Posted By cwcaesar

Oh. Spinning is something that I haven't...

Oh. Spinning is something that I haven't practiced. If I get over 100 RPM, I feel as I could bounce right off the seat sometimes. Around 85 or 90 I feel as if I have a leg out of balance or...
07-30-12, 09:58 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,880
Posted By cwcaesar

While on the subject of replacing the cranks, I...

While on the subject of replacing the cranks, I am wondering if I should go to a shorter crank. I recently measured myself and found that I am right at a 31" inseam, or maybe a smidge under; or...
07-30-12, 07:46 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,422
Posted By cwcaesar

I had never kept up with feet climbed before so I...

I had never kept up with feet climbed before so I didn't know if this would be possible to qualify for this forum. Especially since this is only my forst month back in the saddle. I live in a...
07-30-12, 07:42 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 7,193
Posted By cwcaesar

My first full month back in the saddle so I set...

My first full month back in the saddle so I set my goals at the minimum. I was able to exceed my goals:

Miles - 130.7
Feet Climbed - 8,352

I look forward to doing it again next month!
07-30-12, 07:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By cwcaesar

I will have to agree. I have less than 100 miles...

I will have to agree. I have less than 100 miles on my new wheels, but I will say that I have a lot of confidence in them. I really like that I can ride the lower pressures on the 23mm wide rims. ...
07-26-12, 08:25 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,880
Posted By cwcaesar

This is really where I am currently leaning. I...

This is really where I am currently leaning. I think this will make enough difference to make these steep sections more bearable.
07-26-12, 08:15 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,880
Posted By cwcaesar

Not entirely, I just really don't like a triple. ...

Not entirely, I just really don't like a triple. I had one on a cross bike and I was always cross chaining, dropping the chain, and it just didn't give positive feedback for me. I hold nothing...
07-26-12, 08:02 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,880
Posted By cwcaesar

Because it would require that I change...

Because it would require that I change everything. Shifters, deraileurs, cranks, the whole drive train. That is just something that I am not willing to do. If I were to go to that extent, I would...
07-26-12, 07:18 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,880
Posted By cwcaesar

As far as spinning out, I already run a 50 on the...

As far as spinning out, I already run a 50 on the large ring; so I wouldn't be 'losing' anything with the compact cranks over my current set-up. I would only be gaining on the low end. I would...
07-25-12, 12:50 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,880
Posted By cwcaesar

39T is the smallest ring you can get for a 130...

39T is the smallest ring you can get for a 130 BCD, so any smaller would require new cranks. I thougth about the larger 12/32 gearing for the rear, but rear deraileurs aren't cheap either. Oh well,...
07-25-12, 12:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,880
Posted By cwcaesar

Hill Climbing, Cadence, & Gears

I have a couple of monster hills near where I live. (Monsters to me, anyway.) My hill climbing gear is 39x27, and one one of these hills I can only manage a cadence in the low 30s for a certain...
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