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04-28-13, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By azwhelan

Larger cog, when a new chain?

I have a 11-26 and I want to put on a larger cassette cog. How much larger of a cog can I put on without replacing the chain?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-12, 12:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,304
Posted By azwhelan

I know. That's what I thought when I bought the...

I know. That's what I thought when I bought the stuff. The rest of the garments are great just for whatever reason the chamois started coming apart.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-12, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,304
Posted By azwhelan

I really don't understand this group. If you...

I really don't understand this group. If you don't want the information then just choose to ignore it but the fact you all choose to defend the manufacturer that just takes your money and then...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-12, 11:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,304
Posted By azwhelan

You do know slander involves false accusations...

You do know slander involves false accusations right? I'd love for Vermarc to come on here and share their side of the story but I don't think it's likely.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-12, 08:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,304
Posted By azwhelan

Some of us own multiple pairs of bibs. They were...

Some of us own multiple pairs of bibs. They were in the rotation. Thanks for the input though.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-12, 08:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,304
Posted By azwhelan

You must have money to burn if you spend $150 on...

You must have money to burn if you spend $150 on a pair of bibs and get 4 or 5 rides out of them and then
"move on" to another pair.

If I was advertising a product and claiming that it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-12, 04:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,304
Posted By azwhelan

The only recourse I have is to share my...

The only recourse I have is to share my experience with the cycling community. If you have a better suggestion I'll be happy to consider it.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-12, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,304
Posted By azwhelan

Vermarc apparel - Beware!

This company doesn't stand by their products! I purchased a pair of their bibs and after 5 months and and 4 or 5 rides the chamois started coming apart. I contacted VermarcUSA and their President...
04-19-12, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 959
Posted By azwhelan

Cable Stretcher/4th hand with a SRAM derailleur.

I'm changing out my cables and purchased a park "4th hand" tool. Is there a method to using this tool when stretching the cable before bolting it to the rear derailleur? When the tool braces...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-12, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By azwhelan

Outside 30 day window. Apparently their...

Outside 30 day window. Apparently their "satisfaction gaurantee" only last for 30 days. After that they don't care if you're satisfied.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-12, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By azwhelan

2011 Specialized Team Kit-anyone have issues with this?

I have last years Specialized Factory Team Kit and hate it! I have other Specialized apparel and love it so I thought it would be of the same quality and sizes. Nope. I also made the mistake of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-12, 08:08 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 9,336
Posted By azwhelan

Absolutely. I'm glad you're happy with your...

Absolutely. I'm glad you're happy with your choice. Like I said I'm not judging anyone.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-12, 08:05 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 9,336
Posted By azwhelan

You're not seriously comparing the move to Di2...

You're not seriously comparing the move to Di2 with the improvement achieved by upgrading from downtube shifters? You may move be moving forward with electronic shifting but only a smidge where as...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-12, 07:35 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 9,336
Posted By azwhelan

All these years of minimizing the weight of the...

All these years of minimizing the weight of the components and make them as efficient and smooth as possible. Then they turn around and slap motors on them and make them all clunky looking in...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-12, 07:02 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 9,336
Posted By azwhelan

So I stand by my original statement 1/3 of road...

So I stand by my original statement 1/3 of road component manufacturers won't be releasing electric shifting in the near future. 5-10 years isn't exactly a quick uptake. How long did it take for...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-12, 10:39 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 9,336
Posted By azwhelan

DA bike without even thinking about. DI2 Ultegra...

DA bike without even thinking about. DI2 Ultegra is ugly. Aesthetics mean a lot more to me than some "nifty" shifting. I hope you are all right about the price coming down since that should push the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-12, 10:18 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 9,336
Posted By azwhelan

I don't believe SRAM has any digital groups to be...

I don't believe SRAM has any digital groups to be released in the near future. So that eliminates a 1/3 of "all the other companies".
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-11, 10:20 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,010
Posted By azwhelan

That comparison is so wrong! The car girl is a...

That comparison is so wrong! The car girl is a real dog!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-11, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,916
Posted By azwhelan

Reynolds Carbon Wheel Owners

Anyone use a different brand brake pad besides Reynold's pads? What was your experience?
09-30-11, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 977
Posted By azwhelan

I only ask because I haven't been able to find...

I only ask because I haven't been able to find Reynolds pads locally and have read good reviews on the swisstops, which I can get at my LBS. Sheesh. My wheels are long out of warranty but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-11, 04:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 642
Posted By azwhelan

The altitude data and temp on the 500 are nice...

The altitude data and temp on the 500 are nice perks the 200 doesn't have.
09-30-11, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 977
Posted By azwhelan

Reynolds carbon wheels and brake pads

Reynolds claims you can only use their brake pads with their carbon wheels. Is this BS or is there something special about their wheels that prevents you from using other carbon specific pads? I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-11, 10:45 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,095,142
Posted By azwhelan

Another Tarmac owner who should have bought a...

Another Tarmac owner who should have bought a Roubaix.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-11, 11:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,113
Posted By azwhelan

You imay find the hoods of one fits your hands...

You imay find the hoods of one fits your hands better than the other. The sound issues with Red eminate from the cassette. I ride Force and it's just as quiet as Ultegra. I suspect if you swap out...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-10, 09:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,936
Posted By azwhelan

Did the shop have a bunch of "race" bikes sitting...

Did the shop have a bunch of "race" bikes sitting on the floor and minimal "relaxed" bikes? Not that bike shop would ever steer a customer in the wrong direction to make a sale. Were you in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-10, 09:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,092
Posted By azwhelan

I'm really surprised how many people have...

I'm really surprised how many people have recommended a race bike for this woman based on her initial comments. Tjspiel's comments are spot on. The biggest difference IMO between a race bike and an...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-10, 11:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,961
Posted By azwhelan

I would also add that American pro teams don't...

I would also add that American pro teams don't put commercials on their uniforms. I just can't see riding around as a billboard for something that for the most part is totally unrelated to cycling. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-10, 10:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,430
Posted By azwhelan

Wasn't trying to be uncivil. Just sharing my...

Wasn't trying to be uncivil. Just sharing my experience when it comes to this subject and why it was probably moved/deleted. You might get away with it this time if you can limit the participants...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-10, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By azwhelan

Seriously dude?!? You told her she can have her...

Seriously dude?!? You told her she can have her wheels back when she catches you but you took the nicer wheels. Why don't you just set her bike up to drag a break while you're at it. You're quite...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-10, 09:53 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,430
Posted By azwhelan

Not possible. I guarantee that someone comes on...

Not possible. I guarantee that someone comes on here listing reason why carrying a gun on a bike ride is nonsense that you'll get a bunch of hot heads jumping down his throat. The discussion turns...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-09, 10:01 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,509
Posted By azwhelan

The two biggest differences between the bike are...

The two biggest differences between the bike are the longer head tube and wheel base on the Roubaix. I think the zertz thingys are more gimmick than anything else. The funny thing is that most...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-09, 08:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,053
Posted By azwhelan

How noisy is the PS3? Is it comparable to the...

How noisy is the PS3? Is it comparable to the xbox360 as far as noise?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-09, 10:00 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,665
Posted By azwhelan

Exactly. The decision to photograph most of the...

Exactly. The decision to photograph most of the cyclists without helmets has more to do with the fact they sell a bunch of cycling caps than commentary on wearing a helmet or not. It's an...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-09, 05:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,319
Posted By azwhelan

Read the post again. I didn't ask for fashion...

Read the post again. I didn't ask for fashion advice.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-09, 12:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,319
Posted By azwhelan

You can't wear white unless you're a pro or a...

You can't wear white unless you're a pro or a chick? Huh? What a bunch of sheep. If no one was wearing them they wouldn't be selling them and if it looks like rain wear a different pair.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-09, 06:22 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,665
Posted By azwhelan

You most likely are a Performance club member. ...

You most likely are a Performance club member. It comes with the membership.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-09, 06:18 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,665
Posted By azwhelan

nice counter argument

nice counter argument
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-09, 06:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,319
Posted By azwhelan

White Giordana Shorts/Bibs

Anyone have any experience with a pair of these? I saw a pair of White Laser Bibs online but have heard that white shorts sometimes leave little to the imagination. I'm curious if these have that...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-09, 09:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,838
Posted By azwhelan

It's not the ride there but the ride home that I...

It's not the ride there but the ride home that I don't like. We generally get breakfast after the ride and the idea of getting back on the bike is not all that appealing. Especially during the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-09, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,037
Posted By azwhelan

I owned the bike and it was great. The geometry...

I owned the bike and it was great. The geometry it pretty common and won't cause you any issues as long as you're getting the correct size frame to start with.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-09, 09:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,196
Posted By azwhelan

No but I'm related to someone who does.

No but I'm related to someone who does.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-09, 06:52 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 32,654
Posted By azwhelan

I noticed the same thing after I posted the...

I noticed the same thing after I posted the picture but it's just the angle the picture was taken. They're actually pretty much parallel to the ground.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-09, 10:42 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 32,654
Posted By azwhelan

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_mX0J6xH6bHc/SnSl7ymRYCI/AAAA...

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_mX0J6xH6bHc/SnSl7ymRYCI/AAAAAAAAABo/VVxuLHDoR0U/s640/Bikeforum%20pictures.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-09, 08:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By azwhelan

That's a crappy philosophy. What if you missed...

That's a crappy philosophy. What if you missed out on something you might enjoy because you couldn't be the best at it? I play a lot of different sports and I'm definitely not the best at any of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-09, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By azwhelan

Anyone have an FSA kit?

Saw it on their website and like it. Just wondering if anyone has any feedback on it's quality and fit.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-09, 09:17 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 48,152
Posted By azwhelan

+1 I'm fairly certain that this bike was...

+1

I'm fairly certain that this bike was released to commemorate some anniversary for the Allez not to break into the commuter bike market or put out an entry level bike. It's just a cool retro...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-09, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By azwhelan

Love the way it looks but not enough to pay the...

Love the way it looks but not enough to pay the price tag.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-09, 01:24 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,555
Posted By azwhelan

Yeah I'm sure that all of those commercials by...

Yeah I'm sure that all of those commercials by lawyers you see back to back on television are just public service announcements.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-09, 01:07 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,555
Posted By azwhelan

I believe your original post was referring the...

I believe your original post was referring the United State of America's judicial system. So "us" would be the United States of America. Sorry I assumed you could follow along. I didn't make that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-09, 12:48 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,555
Posted By azwhelan

Don't work for or have any relation to the...

Don't work for or have any relation to the industry at all and the fact that there are numerous people testifying on this post alone to fair treatment seems to indicate that maybe you're the one...
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