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Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-17, 01:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,569
Posted By pacalolo

I've been very happy with my Bontrager Turbo...

I've been very happy with my Bontrager Turbo Charger HP which I got as a warranty swap for an old Wrench Force pump that sucked. I was impressed that Trek gave me the new pump with basically no...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-17, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By pacalolo

My daughter who is 11 rides this and loves it:...

My daughter who is 11 rides this and loves it: https://www.diamondback.com/kids-bikes/road/podium-24. I bought it from another father here on BikeForum.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-17, 01:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,737
Posted By pacalolo

Well I have a G3 that's built into a basic...

Well I have a G3 that's built into a basic PowerTap wheel. I bought it from a friend for $300. I think that was a good value. I do regret that I'm now "locked" into that one rear wheel for getting...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-17, 01:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,776
Posted By pacalolo

Rivbos FTW: ...

Rivbos FTW:

https://www.amazon.com/RIVBOS-Interchangeable-Black-Blue-Lens/dp/B06WLMMSTP/ref=sr_1_3?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1503516150&sr=1-3&keywords=rivbos%2Bsunglasses&th=1
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-17, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,463
Posted By pacalolo

I don't own one but at that price that seems like...

I don't own one but at that price that seems like a good deal.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-17, 10:08 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 22,593
Posted By pacalolo

There's definitely some group rides around...

There's definitely some group rides around Orlando that are for those who are "building fitness".

https://www.meetup.com/Half-Fast/
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-17, 12:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,051
Posted By pacalolo

I also use a 920XT as a my full time bike...

I also use a 920XT as a my full time bike computer. I use it for running and swimming also. I don't feel the need to have a dedicated cycling computer, the 920 does everything I want.
Forum: Introductions
07-06-17, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By pacalolo

You know Stefano? He lives here in Eastwood near...

You know Stefano? He lives here in Eastwood near me. Small world.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-17, 05:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,285
Posted By pacalolo

I happen to have a carbon Synapse 105 that I...

I happen to have a carbon Synapse 105 that I bought one year used from a friend for $1,200. At that price it was a no brainer and I highly recommend it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-17, 11:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,759
Posted By pacalolo

I came to this thread late but based on your...

I came to this thread late but based on your other comments this was exactly what I would have recommended. Compacts are great for general road riding in Central FL. After you get it installed and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-17, 11:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,759
Posted By pacalolo

Meh. That's what's on my TT bike for racing in...

Meh. That's what's on my TT bike for racing in FL. Oh wait, that's flats :)
Forum: Introductions
07-06-17, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By pacalolo

When you are ready you can join us for a group...

When you are ready you can join us for a group ride.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/eastsidecycle/

Maybe you're already in this group. In that case I look forward to meeting you eventually.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-17, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,768
Posted By pacalolo

I have a Camelbak Mule that I use on my mountain...

I have a Camelbak Mule that I use on my mountain bike, because I follow Rule #32 :) But if I was going out alone for a long time, and didn't know if the route had opportunities to fill up, I would...
Forum: Introductions
07-05-17, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By pacalolo

Hi Wachuko I saw your thread on your second...

Hi Wachuko I saw your thread on your second Chinabomb build and just wanted to greet you as a fellow Orlando rider. What part of town are you in? I live on the east side of town near Waterford,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-17, 06:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,550
Posted By pacalolo

Decide which local bike shop you prefer, based on...

Decide which local bike shop you prefer, based on how they relate to you. All the major brands make great bikes these days so you can't go wrong. Pick the bike that you like best. I ride a Cannondale...
12-07-16, 11:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,025
Posted By pacalolo

Ordered a set on Black Friday. They're on...

Ordered a set on Black Friday. They're on back-order but I'm excitedly waiting for them to appear.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-16, 07:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,640
Posted By pacalolo

Sur le plaque Velominati ? The Rules...

Sur le plaque

Velominati ? The Rules (http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/#10)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-16, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By pacalolo

Keep on trucking.

Keep on trucking.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-16, 08:22 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,135
Posted By pacalolo

Trim up the top of the stem and that's a great...

Trim up the top of the stem and that's a great looking Bianchi.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-16, 10:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 747
Posted By pacalolo

On my 2014 they are aluminum.

On my 2014 they are aluminum.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-16, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,180
Posted By pacalolo

To follow-up, I took the bibs over to the PI...

To follow-up, I took the bibs over to the PI Outlet in Orlando. They exchanged them (refund for credit if you want to be technical) with no issue or questions. He agreed that a few thousand miles was...
Replies: 120
Views: 7,853
Posted By pacalolo

Is that your current weight? You are going to...

Is that your current weight? You are going to struggle, even on a bike, to keep that much mass moving over such a long course. Not trying to be disrespectful but you should think about slimming down...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-16, 01:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,035
Posted By pacalolo

It means that in order to be in a tall enough...

It means that in order to be in a tall enough gear to stand, he has to shift down four cogs.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-16, 09:28 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,433
Posted By pacalolo

Personally, I don't ride at night despite the...

Personally, I don't ride at night despite the heat. I do ride before sunrise during certain portions of the year (winter). I would not ride on a bike path at night, ever. Like you said -- too many...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-16, 09:01 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 11,281
Posted By pacalolo

Your FSA Omega crankset is a pig at 925 grams....

Your FSA Omega crankset is a pig at 925 grams. You should be able to lose 200 grams with even a mid-level crankset. You're a little limited because you probably need BB30 (?) so there's a few less...
Replies: 120
Views: 7,853
Posted By pacalolo

Props to you for having the guts to come back...

Props to you for having the guts to come back here and report the failure. Better luck next time.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-16, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,180
Posted By pacalolo

Thanks guys -- I'll make the drive to the outlet...

Thanks guys -- I'll make the drive to the outlet and see what they say. If you take them to a dealer (LBS) does the dealer have to ship them back and deal with all that? I feel bad taking Amazon...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-16, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,180
Posted By pacalolo

Pearl Izumi Lifetime Warranty experiences?

I bought an pair of Elite bibs in December and have put 2300 miles on them. I now have a hole at the seam where the chamois is sewn. There's a PI outlet across town where I might try getting them...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-16, 07:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,494
Posted By pacalolo

You're trying to train with Heart Rate, which is...

You're trying to train with Heart Rate, which is great. That's how I train. You need to test your Lactate Threshold using this test (http://www.joefrielsblog.com/2011/04/determining-your-lthr.html)....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-16, 06:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,697
Posted By pacalolo

Sugarloaf's a beast for us Floridians. I didn't...

Sugarloaf's a beast for us Floridians. I didn't make it my first time up, either. Glad you found a group to ride with. You're a lot closer to the hills in Apopka than I am in East Orlando.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-16, 08:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,041
Posted By pacalolo

Fix the stem (lower...at least a little), remove...

Fix the stem (lower...at least a little), remove all the badging from the wheels and nobody will know the wheels don't match.

Nice bike!
07-21-16, 03:05 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,546
Posted By pacalolo

Ten years ago I bought a new road bike with a 105...

Ten years ago I bought a new road bike with a 105 Triple. And I immediately got crap about it from a friend with a Serrota. The hatred isn't new (http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/#47).
07-21-16, 02:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,087
Posted By pacalolo

Meguiars Ultimate Quik Detailer...

Meguiars Ultimate Quik Detailer (http://www.meguiars.com/en/automotive/products/g14422-ultimate-quik-detailertrade/#vhz7ZFj22YJlVwU0.97). Makes the road bike super easy to clean. And it smells nice :)
07-21-16, 02:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,510
Posted By pacalolo

Talk about drinking the Kool-Aid... :foo:

Talk about drinking the Kool-Aid... :foo:
07-21-16, 02:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,221
Posted By pacalolo

I find that by about 40 miles/2 hours, I'm...

I find that by about 40 miles/2 hours, I'm generally ready to refill my bottles and get a couple minutes out of the saddle walking around. I'm sure I could push farther the water is the big limiter....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-16, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,881
Posted By pacalolo

Yes, it's common. Get your bars up for a while...

Yes, it's common. Get your bars up for a while then gradually lower them as you get stronger and more adapted. I recently took my longest ride and it was my neck and shoulders that were becoming the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-16, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,031
Posted By pacalolo

Sweet bike! You have all of my envies today.

Sweet bike! You have all of my envies today.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-16, 05:41 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,387
Posted By pacalolo

Hey, we have a hill here!...

Hey, we have a hill here! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugarloaf_Mountain_(Florida). Plus it's hot and windy. :p
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-16, 07:54 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,387
Posted By pacalolo

Strava says I'm at 2119 mi this year in 120 hours...

Strava says I'm at 2119 mi this year in 120 hours for 17.6 mph. That seems low to me...wonder if that's rolling or elapsed time. Well anyway...average speeds apparently don't matter. And I ride...
Replies: 120
Views: 7,853
Posted By pacalolo

I am not French. Best advice is that you plan for...

I am not French. Best advice is that you plan for something less than 100 miles per day. Perhaps significantly less. I offer this to you as someone who:

1. Lost 70 lbs in 8 months.
2. Now rides...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-16, 10:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,732
Posted By pacalolo

Great vid thanks for sharing.

Great vid thanks for sharing.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-16, 01:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,379
Posted By pacalolo

And another vote for PDW Shiny Object

And another vote for PDW Shiny Object
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-16, 07:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 978
Posted By pacalolo

Yes, definitely.

Yes, definitely.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-16, 01:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,565
Posted By pacalolo

That's what she said....how did we get this many...

That's what she said....how did we get this many responses without someone saying it?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-16, 10:44 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,374
Posted By pacalolo

Phone glued to your hand like my adolescent...

Phone glued to your hand like my adolescent teenager will solve that :roflmao2:. Off the bike, onto Strava.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-16, 10:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,706
Posted By pacalolo

This is why your hands hurt. Not intending to be...

This is why your hands hurt. Not intending to be a jerk but having extra weight on your upper body just puts more weight onto your hands and wrists. I'm saying this as a guy who lost 70 lbs in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-16, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,389
Posted By pacalolo

Gotcha. Makes sense.

Gotcha. Makes sense.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-16, 09:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,389
Posted By pacalolo

How is that going to work? You can't just switch...

How is that going to work? You can't just switch between 10 and 11 speed cassettes without changing the shifter. The spacing for the shifts will be wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-16, 09:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,486
Posted By pacalolo

I value my time the same way, however, don't...

I value my time the same way, however, don't forget to factor in the time to take your bike to a shop and then to retrieve it. In my case that would be 90 minutes for each trip or three hours. So I...
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