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Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-13, 06:48 PM
Replies: 18,827
Views: 3,776,212
Posted By tallteacher

Pearl Izumi select gloves and PI thermal knee and...

Pearl Izumi select gloves and PI thermal knee and arm warmers...all for $31..i was kinda stoked
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-13, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2,835
Views: 561,864
Posted By tallteacher

I bucked traditional wisdom and bought without...

I bucked traditional wisdom and bought without test riding...WHY? NO ONE within 100 miles carries a bike in my size in stock. The synapse in 61 is VERY close geometrically to the 63 CAAD. The shop...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-13, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2,835
Views: 561,864
Posted By tallteacher

I like red hubs or skewers ....

I like red hubs or skewers ....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-13, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2,835
Views: 561,864
Posted By tallteacher

2313 synapse 5 alloy.

2313 synapse 5 alloy.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-13, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2,835
Views: 561,864
Posted By tallteacher

Thanks. I am very happy with the color choice..I...

Thanks. I am very happy with the color choice..I know the white walls will get dirty but as of now they look pretty cool...at least I think so!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-13, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2,835
Views: 561,864
Posted By tallteacher

I am 6'5..the bike is a 61... I didnt know it...

I am 6'5..the bike is a 61... I didnt know it would come sporting white wall but i do like them with the white bike...and I like the white way more in person than on the screen...I have a silver car,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-13, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2,835
Views: 561,864
Posted By tallteacher

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w241/srsalsedo/...

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w241/srsalsedo/Synapse_zps31ef4b63.jpg

My first road bike... to go with with a couple mtn bikes
02-16-13, 08:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,047
Posted By tallteacher

I have obstructive sleep apnea for years....so...

I have obstructive sleep apnea for years....so says my wife. I Have a cpap and don't snore at all with it on. I was hoping for the big energy gain instead of feeling tired all the time. Having a 15...
02-16-13, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By tallteacher

Yeah I thought about that and should have bought...

Yeah I thought about that and should have bought them when I was there since it gets so grossly hot here in the summers... He said I can still go back and get a discount (10% I think) on more...
02-16-13, 06:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By tallteacher

I was measured months back as I started...

I was measured months back as I started researching bikes, having to put off buying one until I sold my motorcycle. This is my first road bike, to go with a couple of mtn bikes. I am going to ASSUME...
02-16-13, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By tallteacher

First ride on new bike!!

I picked up my bike today. Had my fitting and brought it home. First ride was 9.8 miles on what I realized are very crappy roads. It felt pretty good but i SWEAR I hit a head wind in all 4...
02-15-13, 02:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 597
Posted By tallteacher

For a MTN bike ...

For a MTN bike

http://mashable.com/2012/11/03/tires-airless/
02-15-13, 02:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,552
Posted By tallteacher

I have 5-10's and some cheaper pinned platform...

I have 5-10's and some cheaper pinned platform pedals (got the set for a good deal)
similar to this...
02-15-13, 01:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 597
Posted By tallteacher

FYI ...Its actually called an airless TIRE..just...

FYI ...Its actually called an airless TIRE..just sayin

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airless_tire...
02-13-13, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 897
Posted By tallteacher

As I wait for my first road bike to get here, I...

As I wait for my first road bike to get here, I ordered a set of close out bibs in XXL for about $70 and a jersey for $10 from Voler...the jersey was one used for clubs to try on for fitting...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-13, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18,827
Views: 3,776,212
Posted By tallteacher

How about a BIKE itself?....finally :)

How about a BIKE itself?....finally :)
02-08-13, 03:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 637
Posted By tallteacher

The big shop in bakersfield offers that but they...

The big shop in bakersfield offers that but they are HUGE so maybe they make up for it since they often charge more for bikes and accessories to cover the cost of the tune ups...a co worker said...
02-08-13, 12:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 637
Posted By tallteacher

From what I can see I think they will go through...

From what I can see I think they will go through a good fitting once its in...I was told to schedule a fitting once its assembled rather than pick it up...I have also heard from a MTB friend that...
02-07-13, 11:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 637
Posted By tallteacher

Yeah I decided that if down the line I...

Yeah I decided that if down the line I need/want...mostly want..to upgrade...it will probably be to carbon.... I just didnt want to put all my money into a bike and not be able to get a computer,...
02-07-13, 10:43 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 112,033
Posted By tallteacher

Any XXL or XL Tall jerseys need a new home? :)

Any XXL or XL Tall jerseys need a new home? :)
02-07-13, 10:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 637
Posted By tallteacher

Pulling the trigger on a bike today

I am bucking conventional wisdom and ordering a bike without first riding it, biggest reason being I dont have the time to go to LA or the Bay Area to test ride a bike IF they had one in my size......
01-27-13, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 560
Posted By tallteacher

Oh i totally realize that but with cities as big...

Oh i totally realize that but with cities as big as bakersfield and fresno youd think thered be ONE somewhere!
01-27-13, 03:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 560
Posted By tallteacher

My only bikes are a 1996 Mongoose Zero G mtn...

My only bikes are a 1996 Mongoose Zero G mtn bike..my neighborhood bike and a Motobecane Ti fly team 29er...looking for first road bike...
01-27-13, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 560
Posted By tallteacher

!^%$@**!!! Being big sometimes!

Not one bike shop within 75 miles of my house has a 61 snyapse or a 63 caad10 in stock...none seem to have ANY brand in my size....
01-27-13, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 972
Posted By tallteacher

OK i was just curious about markup...i know...

OK i was just curious about markup...i know bigger stores probably get better deals due to buying in larger qty, but it appears that the markup on bikes isnt as much as things like jewelry or...
01-27-13, 11:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,088
Posted By tallteacher

I am hoping to go down to Bakersfield today to...

I am hoping to go down to Bakersfield today to test ride a few more, purposely NOT taking my money with me... the issue is finding one in the correct size to test ride... so what is one to do? ride...
01-27-13, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 972
Posted By tallteacher

How much leeway do shops have on MSRP?

I finally sold my motorcycle and have $2k MAX to spend, needing a pair of shoes as well...luckily a friend is giving me a pair of bibs and one jersey to get me started and using my mtb helmet (yeah...
01-26-13, 03:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,088
Posted By tallteacher

Motorcycle sold today....money not QUITE burning...

Motorcycle sold today....money not QUITE burning a hole in my pocket ...yet...but plan on riding (if i can find) a 61 synapse and caad 10....would prefer the 63 caad since the geometries are so much...
01-22-13, 10:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,581
Posted By tallteacher

+1 on the blendtec....I ordered mine through...

+1 on the blendtec....I ordered mine through Costco last year and got the wildside jar with it too. So I have a 32 and 64 oz jar....Yes it is loud but makes great green smoothies. Most of mine are...
01-22-13, 09:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,088
Posted By tallteacher

They dont carry any in the store but they can...

They dont carry any in the store but they can order it....Dont you need long legs for 200mm cranks? I like the flite 700 and 750.....just no reviews on them
01-22-13, 09:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,088
Posted By tallteacher

Thanks for all of the replies....based on service...

Thanks for all of the replies....based on service previously received I have chosen the bike shop that sells Cannondale, Trek, KHS.....

I am fairly certain I have narrowed it down to a 63 CAAD 10...
01-20-13, 11:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,088
Posted By tallteacher

I like the Scott Speedster s20, but no local...

I like the Scott Speedster s20, but no local dealers....same geometries as all the other bikes..or very close...AND it would have my name on it!!! I know...childish to want your name on your bike...
01-19-13, 09:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,088
Posted By tallteacher

I looked at teh price of the LOOKS...they look...

I looked at teh price of the LOOKS...they look nice but too much $$$ for me and my first bike... I may go by the Specialized dealer and see what deals they may be willing to finagle ...cash will be...
01-17-13, 11:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,088
Posted By tallteacher

We also have a specialized dealer near me (kinda...

We also have a specialized dealer near me (kinda near) but their bikes are so much more $$$$ for the same components as the C'dales and Treks...
01-17-13, 10:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,088
Posted By tallteacher

Clydes on a CAAD?

Here is my dilemma... FINALLY selling my motorcycle next weekend giving me cash for my first road bike... Previously considered Giant Defy 1...not going to since the bike shop is an hour away......
10-08-12, 09:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 839
Posted By tallteacher

Well in 48oz of soda you are getting about 275 mg...

Well in 48oz of soda you are getting about 275 mg of caffeine...which is less than a venti coffee... caffeine is an appetite suppressant and central nervous system stimulant....so that is the effect...
09-27-12, 03:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,267
Posted By tallteacher

Hub question...is there any functional difference...

Hub question...is there any functional difference with those wide flanged hubs or is it aesthetic?
09-27-12, 02:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,267
Posted By tallteacher

Well thats good to know...Ill stick with plain ol...

Well thats good to know...Ill stick with plain ol rims without fancy colors...I guess I COULD put on the colored spoke nipples LOL..

NOW..if someone would buy my motorcycle...
09-27-12, 10:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,267
Posted By tallteacher

Perusing prowheelbuilder in down time, is it...

Perusing prowheelbuilder in down time, is it wrong to like the colored deep V rims? Not sure...are colored rims or tired frowned upon by purists and elitists? I am neither...so I like em
09-27-12, 10:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,213
Posted By tallteacher

WOW must be small if you are saying its AROUND...

WOW must be small if you are saying its AROUND sanger!!! :P
09-27-12, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1,677
Views: 158,281
Posted By tallteacher

Was bored and the local library didnt have...

Was bored and the local library didnt have anything new in to read...rereading the Icewind Dale trilogy by RA Salvatore
09-22-12, 12:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,213
Posted By tallteacher

I grew up in the bay area.....I miss civilization...

I grew up in the bay area.....I miss civilization and cleaner air.... if fresno is north and bakersfield is south, then i truly am an outlier, outsider, middle of nowhere kinda guy :(
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-12, 09:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,041
Posted By tallteacher

Not at all...it's the placebo effect

Not at all...it's the placebo effect
09-19-12, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By tallteacher

I like that... here i am not even owning my first...

I like that... here i am not even owning my first bike and im considering a future build (sad isnt it).... I am thinking/leaning towards something like a de salvo semi custom ti frame ..... but that...
09-19-12, 05:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 909
Posted By tallteacher

No worries.... wish you luck...

No worries.... wish you luck...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-12, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By tallteacher

When used with a top of the line CF bike,...

When used with a top of the line CF bike, guaranteed to gain you 3 mph...placebo effect said to be negated
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-12, 03:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,375
Posted By tallteacher

I was looking around ..and I have NO idea bout...

I was looking around ..and I have NO idea bout the quality of these wheels but...

http://www.bicyclewheelwarehouse.com/road/riders-233-/pure-tour-700c-ultegra/prod_155.html

designed it says for...
09-19-12, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,284
Posted By tallteacher

Yeah I am 6'5"...I use the5'17'' to throw off...

Yeah I am 6'5"...I use the5'17'' to throw off students :)....
I was measured.. 62cm 2.1 would fit...for fun he tried me on a 60 and said it would fit for a short ride or a couple days like a...
09-18-12, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,284
Posted By tallteacher

The LBS i was measured at is going to call when a...

The LBS i was measured at is going to call when a 62 cm 2.1 comes in and a 61cm caad and/or synapse....the upside of that shop is it is closer and great to deal with ( I am 5'17" as well)

The...
09-18-12, 09:56 AM
Replies: 711
Views: 61,211
Posted By tallteacher

Porterville CA 93257....the middle of nowhere

Porterville CA 93257....the middle of nowhere
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