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11-01-10, 09:31 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By Kaimiloa

Reality check. That's a big hill! I only got up...

Reality check. That's a big hill! I only got up the first half mile. Tomorrow I'll do a 11 mile downhill run from Waimea to Honoka'a on the old highway to boost my self-esteem.

Tires are Kenda...
10-31-10, 02:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,595
Posted By Kaimiloa

Yup, the CX3

Yup, the CX3
10-30-10, 10:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,595
Posted By Kaimiloa

Today, I bought a 2010 Cannondale Quick CX at a...

Today, I bought a 2010 Cannondale Quick CX at a LBS for $800. Disk breaks, good components, lockable front suspension (not so important), etc.. I've tested out a number of bikes in the past couple...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-10, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By Kaimiloa

Thanks, still learning.

Thanks, still learning.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-10, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By Kaimiloa

Thanks, I'll see if I can check out a Cross Check...

Thanks, I'll see if I can check out a Cross Check here in Hawaii.

TMB.... I know the proper use of those words. The first use was a mistake (I blame the rum) and the second was a joke. Thanks...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-10, 09:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By Kaimiloa

Thanks. Give me a brake. Ha ha

Thanks. Give me a brake. Ha ha
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-10, 09:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By Kaimiloa

P.S. I'm used to riding crappy bikes that don't...

P.S. I'm used to riding crappy bikes that don't fit me right, so anything will be sufficient for this beginner.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-10, 09:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By Kaimiloa

Steel frame, tough rims, low gears.. $1000?

Any suggestions for stock bikes with these req.s and maybe disk breaks? Basically, I will be climbing a hell of a hill and riding back down lots of "less than perfect" backroads. Lots of rain, too...
10-20-10, 02:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By Kaimiloa

The Salsa Vaya looks great, but I'm not ready to...

The Salsa Vaya looks great, but I'm not ready to drop $1400.
10-18-10, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By Kaimiloa

Thanks gang. This is the kind of stuff I was...

Thanks gang. This is the kind of stuff I was looking for. I hadn't thought of the tough rims and spoke count.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-10, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By Kaimiloa

Thanks and sorry for defiling this forum with...

Thanks and sorry for defiling this forum with straight bar bikes. The Defy and Portofino are both $675. I'll try them out and see which moves me.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-10, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By Kaimiloa

Which of these bikes for a entry level?

I want a fun bike for my very hilly area. Lots of curvy backroads and steep inclines. I've found 5 bikes I can get locally: Marin Belvedere or Portofino, Giant Defy 3 or Rapid 3, or Cannondale Bad...
10-17-10, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By Kaimiloa

I've found 5 bikes I can get locally: Marin...

I've found 5 bikes I can get locally: Marin Belvedere or Portofino, Giant Defy 3 or Rapid 3, or Cannondale Bad Boy. I'll try to test ride them but was wondering if there was one or two that stick...
10-17-10, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By Kaimiloa

Bike suggestions

I'm 6' 200#s and will usually be riding long steep hills (and of course flying back down them) on curvy backroads. I'm open to any style of bike. I'm not racing, just riding for adventure and...
Forum: Introductions
10-17-10, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By Kaimiloa

Aloha Kawananakoa.

Aloha Kawananakoa.
Forum: Introductions
10-17-10, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By Kaimiloa

Thanks for the welcome and advice. I'll check it...

Thanks for the welcome and advice. I'll check it out.
10-17-10, 12:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,595
Posted By Kaimiloa

Its a 2000ft gain in 6 miles. Renting a bike is...

Its a 2000ft gain in 6 miles. Renting a bike is a good idea, thanks. I'm sure I can make it up with just about any bike (somehow) so I guess I'm over thinking this.
10-17-10, 10:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,595
Posted By Kaimiloa

Thanks for all of the responses. I don't know...

Thanks for all of the responses. I don't know what calculations are involved in "climb to straight path ratio" but in my mind, its about 2/3 climbing. The first mile from my front door is a 500 ft...
Forum: Introductions
10-17-10, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By Kaimiloa

Aloha from the world's tallest mountain

Aloha Kaua,
Just an intro. I'm a single school counselor, canoe paddler, slave to a few goats and a flock of tabletop chickens. I'm getting back into riding since my knees have demanded...
10-17-10, 04:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,595
Posted By Kaimiloa

Oh, and lots of curves, so handling is important....

Oh, and lots of curves, so handling is important. Local shops seem to carry Specialized, Marin, and Cannondale.
10-17-10, 04:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,595
Posted By Kaimiloa

2k ft. climb in 6 miles, 200#s, under $1000

Hi folks,
I'm a fit, 6'/200#s, guy looking for a fun bike to ride around my hilly area. I will usually be riding on backroads with some rough spots from my home at 500ft elev. to a friend's...
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