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Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-14, 08:34 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,638
Posted By tvJefe

I put away a little each month - saving up for a...

I put away a little each month - saving up for a Holland purchase in a few years.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-14, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By tvJefe

Garmin Vector?

Garmin Vector?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-14, 08:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,183
Posted By tvJefe

Not going to get a Moots for $5k. I hear...

Not going to get a Moots for $5k.

I hear Pinarellos are nice bikes. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-14, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By tvJefe

Have you done that ride before? Cramped, boring,...

Have you done that ride before? Cramped, boring, tons of noobs that make the ride sketchy at best.

The fundraising is admirable, but know what you are getting yourself into. :)

Check out...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-14, 10:04 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,342
Posted By tvJefe

Professional cyclist Bike messenger ...

Professional cyclist
Bike messenger
Professional cycle equipment reviewer/tester/QC
Spinning Instructor
Independently wealthy
Funemployed
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-14, 02:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,160
Posted By tvJefe

I live in Hollywood, CA and thought this was...

I live in Hollywood, CA and thought this was going to be a thread about personal riding pics. Riding in Hollywood sucks because there is too much traffic. But we have the Santa Monica Mountains to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-13, 11:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,884
Posted By tvJefe

These are the entry level aluminum road bikes...

These are the entry level aluminum road bikes that I recommend. The price range below is for components. For instance, the Jamis Venturas all have the same frame. The Sport ($725) has Shimano 2300...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-13, 08:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,410
Posted By tvJefe

Nice bike! But for the love... get some Ti bottle...

Nice bike! But for the love... get some Ti bottle cages!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-13, 04:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,256
Posted By tvJefe

Plenty of NEW bikes in your price range. Used is...

Plenty of NEW bikes in your price range. Used is fine if you know what you're getting and can work on your bike when things go wrong. But having a relationship with a LBS can be priceless. Here is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-13, 09:51 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,322
Posted By tvJefe

That's fine. As long as sports nuts realize that...

That's fine. As long as sports nuts realize that there is no difference between a fantasy football league and a dungeons and dragons game; and wearing a jersey to a sporting event is akin to dressing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-13, 06:20 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,322
Posted By tvJefe

I do not. But then again, I never understood the...

I do not. But then again, I never understood the people who dress up in an official team jersey to go watch a football or baseball game. Do they think there will be 1 too many injuries and the coach...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-13, 06:51 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,611
Posted By tvJefe

Shut up legs! That's what I think...

Shut up legs! That's what I think...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-13, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By tvJefe

I love my Pinarello. It has an amazing ride and...

I love my Pinarello. It has an amazing ride and the 105 gruppo is more than adequate. Truly a bike you can grow into and one you won't soon grow out of. The FP Due is a relaxed geometry - perfect for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-13, 10:01 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,336
Posted By tvJefe

Climbing the Santa Monica Mountains 334581

Climbing the Santa Monica Mountains

334581
08-09-13, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,096
Posted By tvJefe

Seems like that bike would be within the "margin...

Seems like that bike would be within the "margin of error" and you could be dialed in with stem length and saddle position.

I'm 5'7" with a 30" inseam (so slightly longer torso and shorter legs...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-13, 02:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 889
Posted By tvJefe

I get small cuts in my tires all the time. They...

I get small cuts in my tires all the time. They generally don't need to be patched or replaced - just check for any foreign material inside the cut, remove it, replace the tube and keep riding.

If...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-13, 09:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 885
Posted By tvJefe

Work on your core. It will get better. Check...

Work on your core. It will get better.

Check the fit, of course - but it's probably your core.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-13, 04:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,460
Posted By tvJefe

If your workstand clamps at the seatpost, I would...

If your workstand clamps at the seatpost, I would always be worried that I could crack a carbon one.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-13, 02:07 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,763
Posted By tvJefe

Lezyne makes sexy products, for sure. I use...

Lezyne makes sexy products, for sure.

I use this pump, by the way. Blends in nicely to my black frame.
http://www.topeak.com/products/Pumps/MicroRocketCB

And my patches/boots are Park....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-13, 12:24 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,763
Posted By tvJefe

The pump is nice to add a little air into your...

The pump is nice to add a little air into your tube to give it shape and get it on the rim. But really it's your safety net (just like the pre-glued patches). CO2 can fail, but your pump will be able...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-13, 10:41 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,763
Posted By tvJefe

2 tubes, 2 CO2, pre-glued patches, tire boot,...

2 tubes, 2 CO2, pre-glued patches, tire boot, multitool, 2 tire levers, and I do have a frame-mounted mini pump as well.

I ride prepared.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-13, 11:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,004
Posted By tvJefe

/drool ...

/drool

http://hollandcycles.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Bike1_0001_2_v2-Exogrid1.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-13, 01:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,157
Posted By tvJefe

The 510 rocks. My wife loves the LiveTracker...

The 510 rocks. My wife loves the LiveTracker feature that let's her know that I'm either still alive or, at the very least, being dragged behind the car that hit me.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-13, 01:36 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,278
Posted By tvJefe

Love mine!

Love mine!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-13, 01:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 901
Posted By tvJefe

Sexy!...

Sexy! http://www.bianchiusa.com/bikes/road/dama-bianca/via-nirone-sora-dama/
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-13, 10:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,840
Posted By tvJefe

Love my SLS. They look pretty slick too.

Love my SLS. They look pretty slick too.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-13, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By tvJefe

I'm 5'7" and I fit a 51-52cm (usually). Geometry...

I'm 5'7" and I fit a 51-52cm (usually). Geometry matters - both the bike and yours. I have a longer torso and shorter legs. Someone 5'7" with longer legs and a shorter torso might need a different...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-13, 04:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,652
Posted By tvJefe

Comfort, you say? Definitely check out...

Comfort, you say? Definitely check out Pinarello's FPDue or Rokh (depending on your budget).
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-13, 10:50 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,987
Posted By tvJefe

I use strava mainly for tracking miles and...

I use strava mainly for tracking miles and elevation, along with average speed. The segment part of strava is so stupid and random. I have a cateye computer, but it's nice to see a map of my ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-13, 09:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,184
Posted By tvJefe

+1 Awesome bottle

+1

Awesome bottle
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-13, 03:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,627
Posted By tvJefe

with or without sprinkles?

with or without sprinkles?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-13, 11:54 AM
Replies: 20,185
Views: 4,497,801
Posted By tvJefe

2x 309576 and 2x 309577

2x 309576 and 2x 309577
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-13, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2,172
Views: 492,366
Posted By tvJefe

Silly like a FOX! Wait...

Silly like a FOX! Wait...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-13, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2,172
Views: 492,366
Posted By tvJefe

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v605/jtlehman/FP...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v605/jtlehman/FPDue.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-13, 01:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,279
Posted By tvJefe

^ love that pic. HA! Saw a few of these aero...

^ love that pic. HA!

Saw a few of these aero road helmets on teams in the Roubaix yesterday.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-13, 09:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 908
Posted By tvJefe

101.4 miles, 3600 ft elev. A nice outing.

101.4 miles, 3600 ft elev. A nice outing.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-13, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By tvJefe

You may be right. Their website just says...

You may be right. Their website just says "composite". I figured if it was CF, they would say so. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-13, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By tvJefe

The Felt Z100 has a carbon fork. Those 2 Giants...

The Felt Z100 has a carbon fork. Those 2 Giants both have Aluminum forks, I believe. The carbon fork on the Felt will make a big difference on long rides. You are apt to get a lot of road buzz in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-13, 10:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,755
Posted By tvJefe

I also like the Roubaix and Felt Z. And those are...

I also like the Roubaix and Felt Z. And those are brands you can find AND RIDE at your LBS.

If you are able to go to a LBS and test ride some bikes, try the different frame materials. You...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-13, 08:00 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,755
Posted By tvJefe

I don't think the Michelin Endurance have a...

I don't think the Michelin Endurance have a particularly harsh ride. And I have 600 miles on mine without a flat. I switched to Mavic tires when I bought my SLSs (because they came on the wheels) and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-13, 05:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,935
Posted By tvJefe

Mavics are overrated blah blah. Get custom...

Mavics are overrated blah blah.
Get custom wheels blah blah.

I love my Mavic SLS's. They are stiff. They are pretty darn light (1395 claimed, and no rim tape needed). And they look great. I only...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-13, 04:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,725
Posted By tvJefe

Too oldschool? ...

Too oldschool?

http://www.jimlangley.net/ride/Kangaroo6_l.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-13, 03:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,725
Posted By tvJefe

http://www.torelli.com

http://www.torelli.com
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-13, 03:26 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,755
Posted By tvJefe

Bianchi has steel bikes too! ...

Bianchi has steel bikes too!

http://www.bianchiusa.com/bikes/road/steel/vigorelli/

I also like Torelli steel frames.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-13, 03:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,755
Posted By tvJefe

For wheels, you want a hearty aluminum clincher....

For wheels, you want a hearty aluminum clincher. Something like the Shimano 501. But really, most anything that comes on your bike will be fine for your purposes.

For wheels? Some people like...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-13, 02:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,755
Posted By tvJefe

Carbon bikes are great, but they tend to start in...

Carbon bikes are great, but they tend to start in the low 2k range. The Pinarello line with their Onda fork and stays will give you one of the smoothest rides you can find anywhere.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-13, 04:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,755
Posted By tvJefe

105 is certainly better. Far better, though?...

105 is certainly better. Far better, though? Tiagra is generally akin to last season's 105 - so they aren't that far apart. Celeste isn't for everyone. But I think it's a sexy entry level bike. And...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-13, 03:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,755
Posted By tvJefe

I love CC and recommend them highly. But I'll...

I love CC and recommend them highly. But I'll throw out another bike in that range that I love:

http://www.bianchiusa.com/bikes/road/coast-to-coast/via-nirone-7-tiagra/

I know you said you...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-13, 01:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,500
Posted By tvJefe

Quick update. CC said it sounded like a...

Quick update. CC said it sounded like a manufacturer's defect since they haven't had any issues with those cages. Not only are they taking them back, but they are even paying for the return shipping....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-13, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,488
Posted By tvJefe

I have a Feedback (Pro Elite) and think it's rock...

I have a Feedback (Pro Elite) and think it's rock solid and super easy to use.
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