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Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-17, 02:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,393
Posted By aubiecat

The first ride I do every year has a full...

The first ride I do every year has a full breakfast before the ride then smoked ribs and chicken with all the trimmings afterward.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-17, 08:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,949
Posted By aubiecat

Sausalito will give you all the hill work you...

Sausalito will give you all the hill work you ever wanted.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-17, 12:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,660
Posted By aubiecat

I need a lever to get the tire off but I can...

I need a lever to get the tire off but I can install the tire with no lever.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-17, 10:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,660
Posted By aubiecat

I don't have any trouble putting Contis on my...

I don't have any trouble putting Contis on my wheels and I have some of the hardest wheels to put tires on. Ultegra 6800's.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-17, 01:19 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 60,420
Posted By aubiecat

I tried to order one of these last year. As it...

I tried to order one of these last year. As it went, the girl I was dealing with kept stringing me along and 6 weeks later no frame. I posed as a new customer with another agent and found out the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-17, 09:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,390
Posted By aubiecat

Another vote for the Workswell 066. Great frame...

Another vote for the Workswell 066. Great frame and I used a Wheels Manufacturing BB. I have about 500 miles on it, love it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-16, 07:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,190
Posted By aubiecat

I've had the Tacx Vortex smart since January of...

I've had the Tacx Vortex smart since January of this year and it's been a good one. The only drawback of this trainer is the 7% max incline.
That said, the price for this trainer is a bargain when...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-16, 10:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,621
Posted By aubiecat

That's a good description of getting used to the...

That's a good description of getting used to the Sprintech mirror. I am getting used to bi-focal contacts right and it's amazing how the brain can adapt itself with vision correction.
It's a must...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-16, 10:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,621
Posted By aubiecat

I use the Sprintech mirror and it works well for...

I use the Sprintech mirror and it works well for me. It does take some getting used to, much like a helmet mirror, but once you get used to it they are a very good for what they do.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-16, 09:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,005
Posted By aubiecat

I saw one of their R872 bikes at an organized...

I saw one of their R872 bikes at an organized ride earlier this year and it's a beautiful bike. It looks a lot like my Workswell 066.
I'd be very interested to know where they are getting their...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-16, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By aubiecat

I live in a part of the country that you can ride...

I live in a part of the country that you can ride practically all year long. Nonetheless I still like spending time on Zwift in the peak riding season because I'm not almost getting run over by...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-16, 11:41 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,473
Posted By aubiecat

I use Strava premium with the Stravistix addon....

I use Strava premium with the Stravistix addon. Gives me more info than I will ever use but I like having the info.
The fitness and freshness page in the training tab has been a good indicator of my...
09-28-16, 12:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,169
Posted By aubiecat

No Bake Granola Energy Bars Makes 4 - 8 bars...

No Bake Granola Energy Bars
Makes 4 - 8 bars depending the size you like to carry.
These are also good with a cup of coffee.

1 Cups Oatmeal
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter or Almond butter
1 Cups...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-16, 09:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,945
Posted By aubiecat

I agree with this. Having a newer tire on the...

I agree with this. Having a newer tire on the front gives peace of mind and safety. If you are changing a tire in the comfort of your home or shop you should be able to take your time to make sure...
09-27-16, 07:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,797
Posted By aubiecat

This is me for any ride of substantial distance.

This is me for any ride of substantial distance.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-16, 09:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,039
Posted By aubiecat

For you guys that use the Scosche. Do you end...

For you guys that use the Scosche.
Do you end up with a white tan line on your arm and who does it work with the addition of sunscreen?
09-23-16, 08:27 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 40,077
Posted By aubiecat

My highest suffer score is 343.

My highest suffer score is 343.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-16, 07:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,882
Posted By aubiecat

1. Take chain out of package. 2. Put chain on. ...

1. Take chain out of package.
2. Put chain on.
3. Spin the crank and remove excess lubrication with a rag.
4. Ride till dirty.
5. Clean and re-lube.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-16, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2,851
Views: 349,907
Posted By aubiecat

:roflmao2:

:roflmao2:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-16, 07:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,039
Posted By aubiecat

I use the Garmin Premium HRM with the soft strap....

I use the Garmin Premium HRM with the soft strap. I fully wet the strap under the tap or with a water bottle before I put it on. It works every time. The only time I have trouble is when I forget to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-16, 01:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,342
Posted By aubiecat

It's probably just me but none of those reasons...

It's probably just me but none of those reasons would even be in consideration on my decision to purchase one or the other. I do own a set both and I don't see either scenario being a problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-16, 09:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,342
Posted By aubiecat

Yep. On the new bike I just built, had I not...

Yep. On the new bike I just built, had I not already owned an 6800 group I would have gone with 105 because it matches my black frame better. The weight penalty will never be a factor for me because...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-16, 07:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,864
Posted By aubiecat

Cute but I'm not rich and I don't have a small...

Cute but I'm not rich and I don't have a small ****.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-16, 07:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,900
Posted By aubiecat

This season I was going to build a new bike and...

This season I was going to build a new bike and use my Ultegra components on the new frame. In January Ribble was having a 10% off sale on group components. It was a heck of a deal with their already...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-16, 07:27 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,048
Posted By aubiecat

I wouldn't let fantastical load of BS post like...

I wouldn't let fantastical load of BS post like that post from comicf cloud my judgement of the people or riding conditions. Lots of great riding going on down here. Come on down and ride with us.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-16, 07:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,900
Posted By aubiecat

Yes, you are correct, the feel is virtually the...

Yes, you are correct, the feel is virtually the same but 105 is a lower model in the Shimano line than the 6800 so you could classify it as a downgrade.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-16, 12:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,900
Posted By aubiecat

"Down" from Shimano 6800 to 105.

"Down" from Shimano 6800 to 105.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-16, 08:56 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,048
Posted By aubiecat

I've read some BS in my time but this takes the...

I've read some BS in my time but this takes the cake. I don't know what part of "Alabama" you live in but none of that sounds like the part I live in.
"The news is also constantly telling people to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-16, 11:54 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 19,864
Posted By aubiecat

50/34 I tried the 52/36 but I don't have the...

50/34
I tried the 52/36 but I don't have the power in my legs to push that big chain ring, even on flats.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-16, 12:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,685
Posted By aubiecat

The owner apparently doesn't care much for flat...

The owner apparently doesn't care much for flat tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-16, 01:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,616
Posted By aubiecat

Everybody that has these rims has to relearn how...

Everybody that has these rims has to relearn how to install a tire and tube.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-16, 01:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,931
Posted By aubiecat

I have a friend that rides 300- a week with...

I have a friend that rides 300- a week with multiple 100+ rides. He would disagree with #32.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-16, 01:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,547
Posted By aubiecat

:thumb: Yes, and yes. Great thread...

:thumb:
Yes,


and yes.

Great thread for the retrogrouches to get it off their chest. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-16, 12:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,146
Posted By aubiecat

That's the result of being programmed by the...

That's the result of being programmed by the "industry."
I am happy that a big name company that does direct sales is now available. I hope it shakes up the US bike sales system.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-16, 08:12 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 60,420
Posted By aubiecat

Mine shipped on June 30th and arrived on my...

Mine shipped on June 30th and arrived on my doorstep on July 7th. That was blistering fast considering the USPS was off for the 4th.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-16, 08:01 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 60,420
Posted By aubiecat

The only thing I see here is the clamp on the top...

The only thing I see here is the clamp on the top tube. That is a huge No-No on a carbon frame because the jaws of the clamp can easily crush the top tube. Put the seat post in the frame and clamp...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-16, 04:05 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 60,420
Posted By aubiecat

According to the "industry" Chinese frames are...

According to the "industry" Chinese frames are deadly dangerous and they hear of failures all the time.

So which is it? No real knowledge across the industry or failures all the time. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-16, 12:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,206
Posted By aubiecat

^This^

^This^
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-16, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,822
Posted By aubiecat

If you are thinking of using Continental 4000s II...

If you are thinking of using Continental 4000s II 25mm tires take into consideration that they will be around 27.5mm wide when fully inflated.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-16, 12:51 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,790
Posted By aubiecat

GP4000sII running 95psi in back and 85psi in the...

GP4000sII running 95psi in back and 85psi in the front. The only flat I've had in the three years I've been using them was a pinch flat on a pothole the lead rider failed to call out.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-16, 12:38 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 60,420
Posted By aubiecat

I wouldn't have even considered the 066 frame had...

I wouldn't have even considered the 066 frame had it not been vetted by so many here and elsewhere. All I can say is the quality of this frame is excellent. I had some trouble with the stock bottom...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-16, 06:26 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 60,420
Posted By aubiecat

I just noticed Workswell has a new endurance...

I just noticed Workswell has a new endurance frame model for 2017 on their website. It's just a CAD model they are busy designing new frames.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-16, 06:11 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 60,420
Posted By aubiecat

Jerry is still there. He just sent me a Workswell...

Jerry is still there. He just sent me a Workswell catalog a few days ago. I just checked Skype and he is online. That guy works some insane hours.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-16, 09:54 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 60,420
Posted By aubiecat

The time difference can put a hitch is...

The time difference can put a hitch is communications.

Try Jerry, sales02@workswellbikes.com. He very easy to deal with and quick with replies.
You can Skype with him as well, workswell-02....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-16, 06:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,125
Posted By aubiecat

This wasn't an opinion thread.

This wasn't an opinion thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-16, 04:24 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 60,420
Posted By aubiecat

Check the photos I added to the post above....

Check the photos I added to the post above. Looking at the bike right now and there are no embedded alloy parts on this frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-16, 02:32 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 60,420
Posted By aubiecat

Sorry about that. For some reason I was confusing...

Sorry about that. For some reason I was confusing dropouts with the derailleur hanger. The dropouts are carbon.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-16, 12:33 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 60,420
Posted By aubiecat

Dropouts are carbon. I think 56 is the largest...

Dropouts are carbon.
I think 56 is the largest you can get.
Mine has a uniform matte finish which tells me it's clear coated with matte paint.
It's pretty stiff but feels better to me than my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-16, 11:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,503
Posted By aubiecat

What did you expect? You made no meaningful...

What did you expect? You made no meaningful contribution what so ever to the thread. Nobody cares if your mechanical system has worked perfectly for 49 years straight. It has nothing to do with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-16, 01:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,538
Posted By aubiecat

They are so damn cheap you can purchase another...

They are so damn cheap you can purchase another frame unpainted so you can ride the one that suits your mood or your kit.
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