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Forum: Touring
06-06-11, 06:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 652
Posted By Devious Rhesus

Anyone know a dealer who will sell and ship one...

Anyone know a dealer who will sell and ship one for 1,095?
Forum: Touring
06-06-11, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 652
Posted By Devious Rhesus

I'm starting to see that whole "nuts" thing. I...

I'm starting to see that whole "nuts" thing. I just had a thought that I could build a comparable bike for about the same cost, mostly because I thought it would be fun to build it up as I had never...
Forum: Touring
06-06-11, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 652
Posted By Devious Rhesus

Sadly, you may be right. Before wheels, I can't...

Sadly, you may be right. Before wheels, I can't get this to under a grand...

LHT Frame 387
Brooks Sadle 80
Seatpost and Collar 50...
Forum: Touring
05-31-11, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 652
Posted By Devious Rhesus

Long Haul build: Component selection?

Howdy!

I've been doing some light touring on my carbon road bike by forcing my buddy to schlep all my gear on their bike. As much fun as it is to blaze ahead and have time to eat a hamburger...
Forum: Touring
04-07-11, 05:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By Devious Rhesus

Thanks for the link, that should keep me busy for...

Thanks for the link, that should keep me busy for quite a time!

And I like the idea of just wandering, not planning a complete route. Only slightly fearful of being lost forever :lol:

Has...
Forum: Touring
04-06-11, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By Devious Rhesus

250 mile tour, where to start??

Howdy everyone! Been a bicycler for the last six or so years, and despite the fact that I've always been interested in doing some camping via bike, have never had an opportunity. FORTUNATELY, I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-10, 05:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,981
Posted By Devious Rhesus

Why is the jackass always driving a pick-up...

Why is the jackass always driving a pick-up truck? I thought that constant was only a Texas thing...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-10, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By Devious Rhesus

Let me know when he gets back to you. I sent a...

Let me know when he gets back to you. I sent a request last week and hadn't heard back, so I was just wondering....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-10, 11:03 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 15,743
Posted By Devious Rhesus

I just buy stretchy pants from Lane Bryant, avoid...

I just buy stretchy pants from Lane Bryant, avoid the problem to begin with.

But seriously, when I'm elected to some position of power, I will make it illegal to purchase or own any clothing with...
04-03-10, 01:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,442
Posted By Devious Rhesus

Are any of these options bright enough to...

Are any of these options bright enough to frighten motorists into the next lane? It's a dream of mine to have an entire daylight ride where I'm not buzzed by a sixteen year old in a pickup <3
04-03-10, 12:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 830
Posted By Devious Rhesus

Oooooo! That'll work, thanks! Now to wait until...

Oooooo! That'll work, thanks! Now to wait until the first to get a medium. I'm excited about having room for a full tool kit and extra food and water. No more gas station stops!
04-02-10, 09:23 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 22,658
Posted By Devious Rhesus

Location: Southeast Houston, Websterish area ...

Location: Southeast Houston, Websterish area
Pace: 16-18
Distance: More than 10, less than 80.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-10, 02:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By Devious Rhesus

Is there some kinda maintenance I should have been doing on my 1UP trainer?

Been using it for the last couple of months just to spin on for an hour a day, and got really used to the way the different gears felt. Packed it up for a weekend trip, and now that it's back home,...
04-01-10, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 830
Posted By Devious Rhesus

Man, that is sweet! I've been looking for...

Man, that is sweet! I've been looking for something just like that, but need something that'll fit a non-Brooks saddle :-<
03-29-10, 02:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By Devious Rhesus

Nope, pretty much always hands-on-the-bars for...

Nope, pretty much always hands-on-the-bars for me.



I tried tilting the Avatar up and moving it aft a touch, which seemed to help the numbness and sit bone issues a little, but not a ton. I...
03-23-10, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By Devious Rhesus

How long to give a saddle before giving up?

Howdy all! 6'5" 230 lbs guy here. Bought a Specialized Avatar a few weeks ago because I thought the gel padding and cutout would help with some genital numbness I was experiencing. Sadly, after...
08-29-05, 05:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By Devious Rhesus

Wow, I'm FROM Columbus and i've never heard of...

Wow, I'm FROM Columbus and i've never heard of this race! Can you give me some details on size, etc? Maybe a handy link to an info page?

Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-05, 03:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,800
Posted By Devious Rhesus

How big of an upgrade over my Shimano 550's would...

How big of an upgrade over my Shimano 550's would these puppies be? They may be a little lighter, but I think they're less aero.....

Congrats on the purchase khackney! Can't wait to see some...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-05, 11:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 681
Posted By Devious Rhesus

Have you guys heard about the new Conti GP4k tires?

link (http://www.biketiresdirect.com/productdetail.asp?p=COG4K)

The marketing-speak sounds cool, and I'm never one to turn down more color on my ride ~_^ Anybody heard anything about these?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-05, 03:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,673
Posted By Devious Rhesus

The real question: What bottle will match my...

The real question: What bottle will match my carbon frame and cages?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-05, 10:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,310
Posted By Devious Rhesus

Thanks guys. I ordered the XL, and glad I did.

Thanks guys. I ordered the XL, and glad I did.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-05, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By Devious Rhesus

Do you feel its the perfect size for you, or are...

Do you feel its the perfect size for you, or are you on one end of the spectrum?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-05, 09:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,310
Posted By Devious Rhesus

I guys at the LBS will order me an XL OCR-2 if I...

I guys at the LBS will order me an XL OCR-2 if I decide I need it. They lent me an XL OCR-3 to test ride and photograph:

http://tubertarian.com/dr/bike6.jpg

http://tubertarian.com/dr/bike8.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-05, 12:41 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,310
Posted By Devious Rhesus

I road both, and asked for their opinion multiple...

I road both, and asked for their opinion multiple time. The fitter just kept insisting that "its a matter of preference" and to take the one "that felt right." Stupid me.



Houston, Texas.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-05, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By Devious Rhesus

Fantastic. You're inseam is only slightly larger...

Fantastic. You're inseam is only slightly larger than mine! Do you ever find the XL to be too large in any fashion?

If anyone with a TCR wants to comment,that would be great too!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-05, 08:43 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,310
Posted By Devious Rhesus

How do I find a decent fitter in my area?

How do I find a decent fitter in my area?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-05, 06:51 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,310
Posted By Devious Rhesus

Okay, I'm going to return this sucker. Hey, if...

Okay, I'm going to return this sucker. Hey, if the XL proves to be too large in the future, I can always get a shorter stem! ^_^
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-05, 06:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By Devious Rhesus

Giant OCR XL riders:

What is your height and inseam? According to Giant's sizing chart, (http://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/050.000.000/050.600.100.asp) I'm a large by inseam, but an XL by height.

I need to decide to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-05, 06:07 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,310
Posted By Devious Rhesus

But my inseem correlates to a large :-<...

But my inseem correlates to a large :-< (http://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/050.000.000/050.600.100.asp)

Sizing bikes is a pain. lmao
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-05, 05:19 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,310
Posted By Devious Rhesus

lmao. Yes, I'm a freak. Stop staring! It...

lmao. Yes, I'm a freak. Stop staring!

It appears the general consensus is to get the next size up, right?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-05, 04:16 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,310
Posted By Devious Rhesus

okay, the photos as requested: In the drops...

okay, the photos as requested:

In the drops (http://tubertarian.com/dr/bike4.jpg)

Arms straight (http://tubertarian.com/dr/bike5.jpg)

My elbows go passed my knee when I tuck in really low...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-05, 01:27 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,310
Posted By Devious Rhesus

Yes, I can. I'd still like more opinions, as I'm...

Yes, I can. I'd still like more opinions, as I'm apparently at the cusp between sizes. I'm a total road newbie, so maybe when I road the XL it just seemed too large to someone with no experience? ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-05, 01:22 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,310
Posted By Devious Rhesus

I just re-measured myself. I'm 6'4.5" tall, and...

I just re-measured myself. I'm 6'4.5" tall, and my inseam is between 89-91 cm, depending on how hard I'm applying pressure with the book. I suppose the point is to simulate sitting on a saddle by...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-05, 12:08 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,310
Posted By Devious Rhesus

Hooray, a fellow OCR rider! What's your inseam,...

Hooray, a fellow OCR rider! What's your inseam, my fine sir?

My LBS has a 3-day return policy. Please keep the opinions coming!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-05, 11:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,310
Posted By Devious Rhesus

The front hub is visible, but its behind the...

The front hub is visible, but its behind the bars. If I lower myself a little more, its not visible.

According to their sizing page (http://www.giantbicycles.com/us/050.000.000/050.600.100.asp) ,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-05, 11:39 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,310
Posted By Devious Rhesus

What is a layback post? Also, should I be trying...

What is a layback post? Also, should I be trying to make this bike fit, an XL fit, or look for a different ride?

BTW, here are my measurements in CM:

Inseam: 89
Trunk: ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-05, 11:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By Devious Rhesus

"Up to 45 minutes" means 45 minutes on the "low...

"Up to 45 minutes" means 45 minutes on the "low beam" mode. If you ran all three LED's I'm guessing you'd be closer to fifteen minutes. I doubt it throws much light, either. Why not just get a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-05, 11:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,310
Posted By Devious Rhesus

Dammit, I was afraid of that!! The smaller frame...

Dammit, I was afraid of that!! The smaller frame felt better when I road both, but I don't want to be kicking myself when I know more about road riding. What does everyone else think about the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-05, 11:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,004
Posted By Devious Rhesus

Massive head trauma would look pretty sweet with...

Massive head trauma would look pretty sweet with that ride :-P

I'm surprised you guys aren't ribbing him on not wearing a helmet yet! lmao
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-05, 10:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,310
Posted By Devious Rhesus

Okay, nothing has changed in this picture. My...

Okay, nothing has changed in this picture. My rear is a bit further back on the saddle where it should be, and I'm clipped in.

http://tubertarian.com/dr/bike3.jpg

I guess all those years of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-05, 10:39 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,310
Posted By Devious Rhesus

Eh, I should have taken the pics with the correct...

Eh, I should have taken the pics with the correct shoes on and clipped in.... let me try this again
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-05, 10:26 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,310
Posted By Devious Rhesus

I purchased a Giant OCR-2 yesterday after test...

I purchased a Giant OCR-2 yesterday after test riding it and falling in love with it. According to Giant's sizing chart, I'm a large in two categories, and an extra large in another. I road both,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-05, 09:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,323
Posted By Devious Rhesus

Well, this thread caused me to drill a few...

Well, this thread caused me to drill a few misplaced holes through sheetrock today. Damn cheap Home Depot stud finder!

Maybe the new vents will keep my garage cooler in the summer? Regardless,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-05, 06:08 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,769
Posted By Devious Rhesus

:eek: I must be in the one-legged and mildly...

:eek: I must be in the one-legged and mildly ******** cyclist category then!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-05, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,047
Posted By Devious Rhesus

Giant OCR choices. Please help!

Okay, I took the suggestions from my "~$2000" thread and went and test road a Giant TCR/OCR, and a Cannondale R2000. Unfortunately, none of my local Felt dealers had a large enough frame for me, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-05, 11:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,367
Posted By Devious Rhesus

What's the appeal of steal over aluminum/carbon? ...

What's the appeal of steal over aluminum/carbon? Also, do any of Lemond's or Litespeed's offerings fit my price structure? Their web sites lack MSRPs.



From riding to blockbuster to doing MS...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-05, 05:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,367
Posted By Devious Rhesus

The Felt F-55 looks interesting, what with the...

The Felt F-55 looks interesting, what with the Dura-Ace bits. And the paint on it looks sweet ~_^

Thanks guys! Looks like i'm going to be busy this weekend :-D
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-05, 04:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,367
Posted By Devious Rhesus

Oh, wow, carbon frame and Ultegra components for...

Oh, wow, carbon frame and Ultegra components for under 2k? I'll certainly be giving that one a ride!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-05, 03:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,367
Posted By Devious Rhesus

Bikes under $2k?

I'm looking to test ride any and all "performance-ish" road bikes under the $2k mark. I'm only familiar with Trek bikes (looking at the 2100-2300), so I need some suggestions to find locally and...
08-11-05, 03:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By Devious Rhesus

I'm formulating a plan, but my plans are usually...

I'm formulating a plan, but my plans are usually ********. If I were to purchase a Trek 1000 (or 1500) road bike with el-cheapo gruppo goodness, could I replace each component with Dura Ace goods as...
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