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10-22-12, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By Burglar

Day 1 was pretty miserable. Cold, misting rain,...

Day 1 was pretty miserable. Cold, misting rain, and the roads were in really bad shape (AND wet). I did end up crashing once. I mean I was going like, 3mph... but yeah. It was on that short,...
10-19-12, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By Burglar

12-30 cassette is on... Ready to roll.

12-30 cassette is on... Ready to roll.
10-13-12, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By Burglar

Hilly Hundred (Indiana). Anyone?

I know some people here have done it in the past. (search function!) How about this year?

I'm about 20 pounds heavier than where I wanted to be by this time. But, I'm going to try it anyway. ...
08-25-12, 10:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,034
Posted By Burglar

I weigh around 245. I use A23's with Gatorskin...

I weigh around 245. I use A23's with Gatorskin 25's. It's the wheelset from Handspun with 105 hubs. The rear wheel went out of true after about 200 miles. LBS trued it and messed with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-12, 10:15 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,239
Posted By Burglar

My kid is almost 3. I work 8-5 Mon-Fri. My wife...

My kid is almost 3. I work 8-5 Mon-Fri. My wife works Wed-Fri nights... doesn't get home until after midnight. AND she works Saturday 12-6, Sunday 7-4. Monday and Tuesday nights are for stuff...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-12, 09:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,853
Posted By Burglar

So wider tires are faster when you're not going...

So wider tires are faster when you're not going as fast. Cool.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-12, 03:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,325
Posted By Burglar

I tried the raspberry. It was OK. Pretty...

I tried the raspberry. It was OK. Pretty expensive. I liked the taste, but it seemed a little bit gritty or something. On a 90+ degree day, gritty teeth aren't really refreshing. I've been using...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-12, 05:16 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-12, 05:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,111
Posted By Burglar

I went through the same thing. I narrowed it...

I went through the same thing. I narrowed it down to the CAAD10 5 and Giant Defy 1. The steer tube on the CAAD is long. With the stem flipped up on the CAAD and all the spacers the saddle to bar...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-12, 09:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,259
Posted By Burglar

What's a spinning pad? And what kind of "fat...

What's a spinning pad? And what kind of "fat enough padding" are you talking about?

Too much padding is a bad thing, and will cause irritation. The chamois/pad in cycling shorts/bibs is all...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-12, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 100,663
Posted By Burglar

No helmet. He wasn't signaling his turn either. ...

No helmet. He wasn't signaling his turn either. I have no idea what he was trying to do. I yelled back at him and made it pretty clear that I was going straight. It was really weird. I think the...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-12, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 100,663
Posted By Burglar

I'm going straight through an intersection. The...

I'm going straight through an intersection. The light is green. I'm going straight. A guy on a scooter coming from the opposite direction starts to make a left directly in front of me. By the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-12, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2,076
Views: 178,113
Posted By Burglar

My car is in desperate need of new shocks and a...

My car is in desperate need of new shocks and a brake job. I set some money aside to take care of it. But before I had enough for all the car repairs, I bought some fenders, a saddle cover, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-12, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By Burglar

Selle San Marco Regale. 150mm wide. I like mine...

Selle San Marco Regale. 150mm wide. I like mine a lot.
http://www.sellesanmarco.it/en/Collezione/Saddles/41/Regale%20Racing.html
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-12, 09:08 PM
Replies: 19,619
Views: 4,176,589
Posted By Burglar

Spent 6 hours on the saddle in them yesterday. ...

Spent 6 hours on the saddle in them yesterday. Worth every penny!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-12, 06:36 PM
Replies: 19,619
Views: 4,176,589
Posted By Burglar

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-12, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2,076
Views: 178,113
Posted By Burglar

One of my biggest fears is having to take a dump...

One of my biggest fears is having to take a dump mid-ride. So I try to adjust my poo schedule on the days leading up to longer rides. I also try to make myself take a dump an hour before I get on...
05-16-12, 05:05 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,269
Posted By Burglar

I ride Crank Brothers Candy pedals and Shimano...

I ride Crank Brothers Candy pedals and Shimano touring shoes (look like road shoes, but have a recessed cleat for easier walking). Clipping in and out became completely intuitive after a month or...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-12, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 916
Posted By Burglar

Or you can get a new CAAD10 5, and upgrade the...

Or you can get a new CAAD10 5, and upgrade the wheels and saddle for $2000 +/-
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-12, 08:35 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,242
Posted By Burglar

All I did was take my computer off when I got to...

All I did was take my computer off when I got to work, and it was stuck on 98.7 for a few seconds. No idea why. What's the trick you learned last year?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-12, 07:26 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,242
Posted By Burglar

Whaaaaat?! ...

Whaaaaat?!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v89/hamfist/IMG_0203.jpg
04-30-12, 03:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,472
Posted By Burglar

Sorry for the hijack, but how do you like those...

Sorry for the hijack, but how do you like those rims? Any pics? You can PM me if you don't want the thread to get sidetracked. I was thinking about trying those rims at some point.
04-28-12, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,346
Posted By Burglar

I had a B-17 on a road bike with about 6cm saddle...

I had a B-17 on a road bike with about 6cm saddle to bar drop. Horrible. It's on my commuter now, and it's fine.

I really wanted to like Brooks, so I tried the Swallow Select. I really loved...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-12, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10,290
Views: 2,860,741
Posted By Burglar

Pro Vibe 7s round handlebar, stem, and seatpost. ...

Pro Vibe 7s round handlebar, stem, and seatpost. Stock bits went on the commuter. Also ditched the Tektro brakes for 105. Still getting the handlebar height dialed in.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-12, 07:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,074
Posted By Burglar

Test ride a CAAD10 5. I was looking for a...

Test ride a CAAD10 5. I was looking for a comfort/endurance bike. After trying a few, I was about to buy a Giant Defy 1. I liked it, but it didn't knock my socks off. The salesman suggested I try...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-12, 03:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,948
Posted By Burglar

OK cool. But wow... Was the Chuck Mangione...

OK cool. But wow... Was the Chuck Mangione really necessary?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-12, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,401
Posted By Burglar

I just got a Shimano Pro Vibe 7s Round bar. ...

I just got a Shimano Pro Vibe 7s Round bar.
http://www.artscyclery.com/descpage-PRO7VBR.html
My hands are huge. My bike came with a compact handlebar. When I got my hands in the spot where I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-12, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10,290
Views: 2,860,741
Posted By Burglar

You guys are killing me with the blue/orange...

You guys are killing me with the blue/orange frames. They look so great. I'd love to see one with a white seatpost, stem, and bar. Drool.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-12, 05:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,045
Posted By Burglar

I have Fizik dark grey. What everyone says about...

I have Fizik dark grey. What everyone says about it being comfy, easy to clean, and good-looking is all true. I got a new handlebar, and I'm going to do black Fizik. They dark grey didn't look as...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-12, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10,290
Views: 2,860,741
Posted By Burglar

Nothing.

Nothing.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-12, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10,290
Views: 2,860,741
Posted By Burglar

Here's some logic for you... I wanted a...

Here's some logic for you...

I wanted a cheap touring/commuter... something to ride to work and around around town and not worry about. So I found an '03 Specialized Sequoia on CL for a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-12, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By Burglar

It might be the thick, soft padding. I tested a...

It might be the thick, soft padding. I tested a Fizik Aliante for a week. I really liked the shape, but the soft padding made me chafe. Lowering the saddle helped a little bit, but the experience...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-12, 05:35 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 270,720
Posted By Burglar

'93 Allez Comp. Getting ready to part ways with...

'93 Allez Comp. Getting ready to part ways with it. I'll probably regret selling it, but I just never ride it since I bought my CAAD. Nothing "special", but I always thought these were pretty nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-12, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By Burglar

I like Fizik Microtex. But I don't like squishy...

I like Fizik Microtex. But I don't like squishy tape.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-12, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 738
Posted By Burglar

Helmet: I tried on a few and ended up with a...

Helmet: I tried on a few and ended up with a Specialized Echelon simply because it was the most comfortable ON MY HEAD. They can be had for around $60-65. Helmets are one of those things you just...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-12, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10,290
Views: 2,860,741
Posted By Burglar

My CAAD10-5 is coming along. Sorry for the lack...

My CAAD10-5 is coming along. Sorry for the lack of white garage door pic. My garage door is old, crappy, and bullet hole ridden.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v89/hamfist/IMG_0111.jpg

...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-12, 01:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,689
Posted By Burglar

Same here. I don't like riding solo. We...

Same here.

I don't like riding solo. We have a 2 yr old, and my wife and I work opposite schedules. If there's a group ride I want to do, she's at work. I have friends who say they will...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-12, 01:47 AM
Replies: 10,290
Views: 2,860,741
Posted By Burglar

Sweet! Now kick back and relax with a Cup O'...

Sweet! Now kick back and relax with a Cup O' Noodles! I like the 5700 crankset in black. Maybe my CAAD10 5 needs one.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-12, 10:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,744
Posted By Burglar

I have a CAAD 10 5. Compact crankset (stock...

I have a CAAD 10 5. Compact crankset (stock FSA). It has none of the issues you've mentioned.
02-04-12, 01:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,176
Posted By Burglar

These: ...

These:
http://www.bikemanforu.com/products/velocity-a23-700-black-road-wheels-set.html

The 23mm wide rims with 25c tires ride great. As far as I'm concerned this is the ultimate budget Clyde...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-12, 10:12 PM
Replies: 2,094
Views: 441,306
Posted By Burglar

MANocoque? That rules.

MANocoque? That rules.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-12, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10,290
Views: 2,860,741
Posted By Burglar

The 2012's aren't out yet? I wonder how I got...

The 2012's aren't out yet? I wonder how I got one already. Not trying to gloat or anything... it's just weird.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-12, 05:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,716
Posted By Burglar

Did you try a CAAD10 5? I got mine (2012)for...

Did you try a CAAD10 5?
I got mine (2012)for less than any of the prices you listed. If you liked that 8 that much, might as well try the 10.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-11, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10,290
Views: 2,860,741
Posted By Burglar

Yeah, I need something with a thin nose and a...

Yeah, I need something with a thin nose and a pretty steep taper to the actual seat part. The Antares looks like it would work for me. Unfortunately the LBS with Fizik test saddles does not have an...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-11, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10,290
Views: 2,860,741
Posted By Burglar

Oops. I tried the Aliante NOT that Antares. Too...

Oops. I tried the Aliante NOT that Antares. Too many "A"s to keep track of. The Aliante felt great for about 25 miles, then I started getting thigh friction. I have large thighs, so it's tricky.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-11, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10,290
Views: 2,860,741
Posted By Burglar

Personally, I liked the orange tape better. But...

Personally, I liked the orange tape better. But orange is my favorite non-black color.




I need to get a pic of my new bar tape. I went with Fizik dark grey Microtex. I think I like it. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-11, 11:27 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,296
Posted By Burglar

Picked it up a few weeks before Christmas. To:...

Picked it up a few weeks before Christmas. To: Me. From: Me.
I just started road cycling this past spring and got hooked. Looking forward to lots of miles in the coming years.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-11, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10,290
Views: 2,860,741
Posted By Burglar

I got my 2012 10-5 for... a little less than...

I got my 2012 10-5 for... a little less than 1300. Less than I thought I'd have to pay for sure.

0100: There are too many variables to consider on what a good price would be. Does the weather...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-11, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10,290
Views: 2,860,741
Posted By Burglar

I finally got to get out and ride for an hour...

I finally got to get out and ride for an hour today. My wife and I work opposite schedules, and we have a 2 year old... time is tight.

I can tell that I got the right bike. I went in to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-11, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10,290
Views: 2,860,741
Posted By Burglar

I freaking LOVE that color scheme. If it was an...

I freaking LOVE that color scheme. If it was an option on the CAAD10 5, I would have had a really hard time deciding. But the flat black is the business, and I'm totally into it.
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