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10-17-13, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,501
Posted By Joelpatrick

I just bought the Burley Honey Bee which does...

I just bought the Burley Honey Bee which does what you're asking. The front wheel stays on when attached to the bike and can convert to a stroller within a minute with no tools needed. You just...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-13, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 730,227
Posted By Joelpatrick

I've been looking for a decent price on the Pearl...

I've been looking for a decent price on the Pearl Izumi Attack shorts but seems like they're $80 nearly everywhere. I found that Cycle Sports UK has them for $51 shipped to the US. Make sure to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-13, 12:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,902
Posted By Joelpatrick

I carry mine in my jersey pocket and all my...

I carry mine in my jersey pocket and all my jerseys are loose fitting since I'm in a weight loss process. I will say it's noticeable when I'm off the bike and standing as it seems to pull down on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-13, 05:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,721
Posted By Joelpatrick

Replaced my stock Prologo saddle on my CAAD10...

Replaced my stock Prologo saddle on my CAAD10 with the 155 Specialized Avatar Comp Gel last week. The LBS service really sold me on it after taking my measurement and showing me a few options(Toupe,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-13, 08:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 39,121
Posted By Joelpatrick

I have a few hundred miles on my Gatorhardshells...

I have a few hundred miles on my Gatorhardshells without a blemish. They offer a little more sidewall protection than the regular Gatorskins and ride nicely.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-13, 10:33 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,893
Posted By Joelpatrick

Yea, it's a common courtesy thing down here to...

Yea, it's a common courtesy thing down here to pull over in either direction as a funeral procession passes by. I've never encountered it while riding though. I suppose I would stop for a bit. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-13, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 730,227
Posted By Joelpatrick

Gotcha. Thanks!

Gotcha. Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-13, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 730,227
Posted By Joelpatrick

Oh yea. But once plugged into PC, it wil have...

Oh yea. But once plugged into PC, it wil have up-to-date maps on which my route was tracked?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-13, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 730,227
Posted By Joelpatrick

Thanks for the info. You ordered the 500? It...

Thanks for the info. You ordered the 500? It does come with US maps on it correct?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-13, 09:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,994
Posted By Joelpatrick

I had a great experience with Wiggle.com on their...

I had a great experience with Wiggle.com on their deal of TWO GP4000S tires and FIVE Continental tubes. Delivered within a week to my home in the states. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-13, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 730,227
Posted By Joelpatrick

I see that Wiggle.com has the Garmin Edge 500 Red...

I see that Wiggle.com has the Garmin Edge 500 Red Bundle(heart rate and cadence) for $262.33 but the 12-extra coupon brings it down to $230.85 shipped(free shipping). I know this isn't the newest...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-13, 09:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 834
Posted By Joelpatrick

Giro Savant helmet - I'm a new rider and have a...

Giro Savant helmet - I'm a new rider and have a lower budget than most people here it seems. I just went from a Giro Transfer(universal fit) to a Giro Savant and must say that it breathes well and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-13, 07:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,375
Posted By Joelpatrick

I am looking into some new wheels myself. I saw...

I am looking into some new wheels myself. I saw the Vuelta Corsa Superlites on ebay for $320 shipped. ...
05-22-13, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 13,478
Posted By Joelpatrick

My wife and I both have Quick 4s. We are both 5'...

My wife and I both have Quick 4s. We are both 5' 11" but I have short legs(30" inseam) and my wife has rather long legs(unsure of inseam but much longer than mine). I ride a Large frame and my wife...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-13, 09:57 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,912
Posted By Joelpatrick

I agree that unasked for advice is indeed...

I agree that unasked for advice is indeed criticism and it reminded me of a situation a few weeks ago. I'm relatively new myself but was riding with a couple friends that are even "newer" and just...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-13, 01:32 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,036
Posted By Joelpatrick

I commute 3-5 days a week dependent on the...

I commute 3-5 days a week dependent on the weather. 18 miles roundtrip. Normally commute on my Quick 4 but have started commuting on my CAAD10 more often now that I'm more comfortable on it(1st...
05-09-13, 08:07 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,054
Posted By Joelpatrick

Agreed. He should have been the better man and...

Agreed. He should have been the better man and backed off to stop the situation for escalating like it did.
05-01-13, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,940
Posted By Joelpatrick

I have a 2013 Quick with over 1600 miles now....

I have a 2013 Quick with over 1600 miles now. Used primarily for commuting(18 miles roundtrip) and some weekend long rides(40+). I can say it has given me great service. I can average high speeds on...
04-29-13, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7,566
Views: 2,347,163
Posted By Joelpatrick

I've looked at a few Nishikis at Dicks and they...

I've looked at a few Nishikis at Dicks and they seem like nice bikes with good components for the price. Besides, if it rides nice and you like it who cares what brand it is.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-13, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10,289
Views: 2,830,743
Posted By Joelpatrick

I have the same exact model(my first road bike)...

I have the same exact model(my first road bike) and boy do different wheels make it look loads better aside from riding better I'm sure. I'm a noob but will eventually get some nice wheels over stock...
04-16-13, 02:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,610
Posted By Joelpatrick

Fellow Louisianian, Sell it and get a road...

Fellow Louisianian,

Sell it and get a road bike if you can't afford to keep it and just go buy another bike. I would personally save and get a road bike and keep the DS for different kinds of...
04-14-13, 10:48 PM
Replies: 3,972
Views: 515,593
Posted By Joelpatrick

It took me back. . . to the future. ...

It took me back. . . to the future.

http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t420/leojx/null_zps9ffe5810.jpg

http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t420/leojx/null_zps09c8a25f.jpg
04-12-13, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,033
Posted By Joelpatrick

I've seen on at a LBS around here. It's a good...

I've seen on at a LBS around here. It's a good clean looking bike. I like the stealth aspect of it.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-13, 12:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,380
Posted By Joelpatrick

I just added this to my bag last week. ...

I just added this to my bag last week.
http://www.amazon.com/Avenir-Woodsie-Folding-Tool-Wood/dp/B002BVWDDI/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1365531885&sr=8-7&keywords=Bike+Multitool

$13.28 shipped. One...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-13, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10,289
Views: 2,830,743
Posted By Joelpatrick

I usually ride with a saddle bag containing a...

I usually ride with a saddle bag containing a tube, CO2, multitool, and levers but took it off for this ride and went without a water bottle too since this is only a few miles from the house. I just...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-13, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10,289
Views: 2,830,743
Posted By Joelpatrick

Over 200 miles on my first road bike that I...

Over 200 miles on my first road bike that I bought a few weeks ago. 2013 CAAD10 5. I posted when I first got it but have since put on the GP4000s tires and SPD pedals for my first clipless experience...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-13, 12:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,035
Posted By Joelpatrick

Here's a pic I came across recently of me washing...

Here's a pic I came across recently of me washing what would probably have been my first bike unless a big wheel counts as a bike. I don't know the brand of this one. I do remember later having a...
04-03-13, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 29,740
Posted By Joelpatrick

The one on your left is to change the 3 speeds of...

The one on your left is to change the 3 speeds of your front chainrings(the three rings by crank arms where you pedal). The shifters on your right that go from 1-8 change between the 8 different size...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-13, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,000
Posted By Joelpatrick

I looked at this stand before deciding to spend a...

I looked at this stand before deciding to spend a little more and get the Park Tool PCS 9 for $119 shipped from Amazon. I bought it after seeing a video of how it can support the bike by the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-13, 09:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,984
Posted By Joelpatrick

I received my GP4000S bundle from them Wednesday....

I received my GP4000S bundle from them Wednesday. I was pretty pleased with the entire transaction even though I didn't get any freebies like energy bars/gels as others have shown. However, I ordered...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-13, 01:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,088
Posted By Joelpatrick

I know this is bike forum and I may be a bit off...

I know this is bike forum and I may be a bit off topic but have you considered just hiking the entire Appalachian Trail? I say this because I watched a documentary on it and all I could think about...
03-27-13, 08:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,131
Posted By Joelpatrick

Thanks for all the responses. I'll be sticking...

Thanks for all the responses. I'll be sticking with the gatorskins for now but will pick up another supreme eventually. Never hurts to have spare tires I suppose. Oh, and I do have a road bike but I...
03-27-13, 07:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,131
Posted By Joelpatrick

Alright. I commuted and rode around a little...

Alright. I commuted and rode around a little yesterday for about 30 miles. Hard to really rate the Gatorskins since the winds were 14-20mph and the ride was exhausting but I do feel that they ride...
03-27-13, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7,566
Views: 2,347,163
Posted By Joelpatrick

Nice Jubilee. I've always been interested by the...

Nice Jubilee. I've always been interested by the alfine integrated hub. I was even looking into the belt drive bikes with alfine for a low maintanence commuter bike. How is the gear range? Low...
03-25-13, 03:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,131
Posted By Joelpatrick

Very true. I'm sure I'll get around...

Very true.



I'm sure I'll get around to trying out the Vittoria Randonneur Hyper's as well. The Gatorskins were $50 from my LBS as well but amazon had them for $36 with free shipping. I...
03-25-13, 02:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,131
Posted By Joelpatrick

Thanks for the heads up but l don't ride when...

Thanks for the heads up but l don't ride when there's rain normally. I know that makes me a pansy but I keep a close eye on the forecast before leaving the house but I have been surprised a few...
03-25-13, 02:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,131
Posted By Joelpatrick

I went down to my LBS on my lunch break and he...

I went down to my LBS on my lunch break and he said I could patch it but said it would be more of a temporary fix. I didn't feel like ordering a new Marathon Supreme as I'm impatient and thought it...
03-25-13, 01:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,131
Posted By Joelpatrick

Vandalism is highly unlikely. I never go...

Vandalism is highly unlikely. I never go anywhere where I lock my bike up - only places where I can store it in doors safely. Stored inside at home and inside at work right across from my desk. ...
03-25-13, 12:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,131
Posted By Joelpatrick

I removed the tire and placed a dollar bill...

I removed the tire and placed a dollar bill inside for a temporary fix as suggested. It appears to be a cut right across the S area. You may not be able to tell but I can see the green of the dollar...
03-25-13, 10:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,131
Posted By Joelpatrick

Hmmm. I didn't really think about patching it. ...

Hmmm. I didn't really think about patching it. Would that hold up over time? Being that I commute on this tire, I need it to be as reliable as possible. I just called the LBS down the street and...
03-25-13, 08:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,131
Posted By Joelpatrick

Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 700x32 Update.

Just thought I'd post that after 500 miles without a flat my rear Marathon Supreme has been put out of commission. Looks like I got a nice sidewall puncture from somewhere, not sure when it actually...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-13, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 730,227
Posted By Joelpatrick

For anyone who may have missed the GP4000s deal...

For anyone who may have missed the GP4000s deal like me. Wiggle's bundle made sweeter with a coupon. Both 700x23 and 700x25 available.

Two Continental Grand Prix 4000s Bike Tires and 5 Tubes...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-13, 09:07 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,545
Posted By Joelpatrick

For those that havent yet ordered. I contemplated...

For those that havent yet ordered. I contemplated ordering them from PBK all week and when I finally decided to order they went out of stock. However, I went to wiggle and did the 2 tires + 5 tubes...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-13, 06:27 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,319
Posted By Joelpatrick

Just a little over 50 miles but could have gone...

Just a little over 50 miles but could have gone longer. Time constraints are my biggest obstacle after my actual fitness level. My wife is good at making feel like I need to hurry home but I guess...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-13, 06:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,104
Posted By Joelpatrick

Using the term "biker" reminds me of this scene...

Using the term "biker" reminds me of this scene from Super Troopers.

http://youtu.be/CRnxEZJCey4
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-13, 07:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,104
Posted By Joelpatrick

I say both depending on the audience. I'm more...

I say both depending on the audience. I'm more prone to say biking around people I know because they know I ride and get what I mean. But I tend to say cycling or bicycling around people who may not...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-13, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2,427
Views: 330,658
Posted By Joelpatrick

In New Orleans City Park ...

In New Orleans City Park

http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t420/leojx/null_zps7a643fd0.jpg
03-11-13, 09:47 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 57,457
Posted By Joelpatrick

Yep, apparently a cult following as I found the...

Yep, apparently a cult following as I found the "Cult of CAAD" thread in the road bike section.



Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-13, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10,289
Views: 2,830,743
Posted By Joelpatrick

I just bought a CAAD10 but I almost went with the...

I just bought a CAAD10 but I almost went with the CAAD8 just because I like their paint schemes better. Nice looking bike.
Forum: Southeast
03-11-13, 09:21 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,049
Posted By Joelpatrick

I started riding last year and live in New...

I started riding last year and live in New Orleans. I usually ride around the City Park area and on Lakeshore if it isn't terribly windy on the weekends and evenings. I also commute from Mid City...
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