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04-16-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 973
Posted By Axiom

Can someone update me?

Hey y'all, it's been a few years since I've been active on here, as well as on the saddle. Currently out of the loop on technology, gear, and the whole shebang.
I accepted a position as a LEO, and...
09-04-16, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,619
Posted By Axiom

I am definitely still interested. However, I am...

I am definitely still interested. However, I am not in the position to purchase a bicycle until the end of December when I graduate the police academy and I am sworn in. Right now I'm on probationary...
05-20-15, 10:37 PM
Replies: 1,665
Views: 422,791
Posted By Axiom

Basically. It's up a few cm. I'm a LOT of torso,...

Basically. It's up a few cm. I'm a LOT of torso, so the 20" is far too cramped. This fits me perfectly. Almost no standover room, but as long as I'm comfortable that's all that matters, right? 3...
05-20-15, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1,665
Views: 422,791
Posted By Axiom

Still needs bar ends. Might swap the RD out with...

Still needs bar ends. Might swap the RD out with 105, but right now I really, really love this bike. Also thinking about chaning the spacers to red or white. Red would pop with the pedals. White...
05-15-15, 08:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,784
Posted By Axiom

I took the aluminum CoMax for a ride a few weeks...

I took the aluminum CoMax for a ride a few weeks ago before I bought my 7.5 FX. It's nice, handles very well, and it's quite fast. I'd have purchased it if the FX weren't an option. Other than...
04-29-15, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,494
Posted By Axiom

The stem and wheels were both featured on the...

The stem and wheels were both featured on the Trek Cronus. And I'm not a photographer as you can tell lol. I'll try and re-take the photos. Already a few great rides.
04-28-15, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,494
Posted By Axiom

'15 7.5 FX - Back To Riding

Hello again! I recently picked up a 2015 7.5 FX after being out off the saddle for some time. I was torn between this or the new 2.0 Domane; both of which were a superb ride. The FX was my final...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-15, 02:27 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,681,244
Posted By Axiom

^ Simple, but hot. With training wheels...

^ Simple, but hot.

With training wheels (OpenPro/Ultegra hubs). Won't purchase new wheels until I drop my last 20lbs. Still rides nicer than most of the newer bikes out there right now.
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12-24-14, 11:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,402
Posted By Axiom

Yes! Haha. I'm quite sure I can hit 220 before...

Yes! Haha. I'm quite sure I can hit 220 before spring. It sucks that I was so close to my goal, only to be set back so much because of my lack of self control. Once I get in to the habit of eating...
12-24-14, 12:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,402
Posted By Axiom

Totally failed..

Anyone else failing at keeping the pounds off during the Holiday's? I promised myself I'd be good and treat myself with small things. Nope. After 5 months of strong, clean eating I dropped from 299.4...
11-20-14, 05:24 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,217
Posted By Axiom

(Start) August 1st: 299.8 October 13th: 258.4 ...

(Start) August 1st: 299.8
October 13th: 258.4
October 23rd: 256.4
October 26th: 254.0
November 1st: 251.0
November 20th: 244.8
Goal: 210

Had a cheat day, gained about 8lbs in water weight,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-14, 05:42 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 183,091
Posted By Axiom

Sweet bike, but they are incredibly boring. They...

Sweet bike, but they are incredibly boring. They need more color.
11-06-14, 09:32 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,217
Posted By Axiom

I've stalled for the past five days despite clean...

I've stalled for the past five days despite clean eating and weight training. These have been happening quite often, even while fully hydrated (1 gallon+ a day).
11-03-14, 09:35 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,217
Posted By Axiom

It's awesome seeing other people succeed, and...

It's awesome seeing other people succeed, and then use their success as more positive momentum/motivation. Keep it up y'all!
11-03-14, 01:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By Axiom

Of the bike? I still haven't purchased one :(

Of the bike? I still haven't purchased one :(
11-01-14, 05:33 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,217
Posted By Axiom

(Start) August 1st: 299.8 October 13th: 258.4 ...

(Start) August 1st: 299.8
October 13th: 258.4
October 23rd: 256.4
October 26th: 254.0
November 1st: 251.0
Goal: 210

Still going strong. A short term goal of mine was 249 by the end of...
10-26-14, 09:11 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,217
Posted By Axiom

(Start) August 1st: 299.8 October 13th: 258.4 ...

(Start) August 1st: 299.8
October 13th: 258.4
October 23rd: 256.4
October 26th: 254.0
Goal

Finally losing steady again. Hopefully I can hit 252/250 by the first of November. 220 by January...
10-23-14, 08:31 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,217
Posted By Axiom

Start: 299.8 October 13th: 258.4 Current:...

Start: 299.8
October 13th: 258.4
Current: 256.4

2lbs in ten days. Not fast, but better than gaining. I can live with that. Upped my water intake to at least one gallon of water a day, so the...
10-14-14, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By Axiom

For sure. I have my eye on a pristine CAAD10...

For sure.

I have my eye on a pristine CAAD10 with Ultegra and a HRM/helmet/gear/etc for $700! It's a 2013. It's a 110 mile drive to pick it up though, and I don't have a lot of experience driving...
10-14-14, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By Axiom

Well for me, running isn't a substitute for...

Well for me, running isn't a substitute for biking. I love both, but I enjoy biking a lot more. Although running is a bit cheaper which is nice.
10-13-14, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By Axiom

Yes. I sold them a while ago. Used some of the...

Yes. I sold them a while ago. Used some of the money for the down payment. Really regret doing that lol.
10-13-14, 03:28 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,217
Posted By Axiom

Start: 299.8 Current: 258.4 Goal: 210 ...

Start: 299.8
Current: 258.4
Goal: 210

This Sunday marks 3 months of successful weight loss after previously gaining all my weight back and hitting a high of 299.8. One cheat day per month....
10-13-14, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By Axiom

It has been a while..

Since I've put in any miles.

Just purchased my first new car at the age of twenty. After riding pretty consistently as a form of transportation and health for the past 5 years, I never would have...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-14, 02:24 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,681,244
Posted By Axiom

Lynskey is smokin'.

Lynskey is smokin'.
09-03-14, 03:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 850
Posted By Axiom

I just use high quality fish oil; Barlean's....

I just use high quality fish oil; Barlean's. About 3-4 grams a day.
09-03-14, 03:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,277
Posted By Axiom

I snapped some carbon seat rails on a Fizik...

I snapped some carbon seat rails on a Fizik saddle..
08-16-14, 05:29 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,995
Posted By Axiom

Dropping carbohydrates is so hard, but it really...

Dropping carbohydrates is so hard, but it really pays off. I had the same issue; eating and justifying all the food because I lifted. It sure doesn't work that way. My goal isn't weight, it's bodyfat...
08-15-14, 07:46 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,995
Posted By Axiom

And if you're over 6' tall you're serving a life...

And if you're over 6' tall you're serving a life sentence here?
08-15-14, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By Axiom

It might be stitches. Fortunately I didn't cramp...

It might be stitches. Fortunately I didn't cramp up last run and hopefully it stays that way. The only problem is despite the shed weight I felt much heavier than normal, so my endurance took a small...
08-13-14, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By Axiom

Difficulties Upgrading The Engine

After pursuing other things in life and buying my first car my ride schedule has taken a hit. I've also gained about 20 pounds and had to sell one of my bikes to pay for the cost of getting the car...
08-08-14, 07:13 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 60,818
Posted By Axiom

:lol::lol:

:lol::lol:
08-07-14, 03:47 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 60,818
Posted By Axiom

It looks okay. It could use some colored accents,...

It looks okay. It could use some colored accents, like colored bolts, colored seat mast, remove the warning stickers, and maybe white wall tires. That Trek is the equivalent of a bland high-end...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-14, 09:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,832
Posted By Axiom

For a couple hundred bucks more you could get the...

For a couple hundred bucks more you could get the new Emonda, which weighs in at 16.2lbs (over a pound less than the Pinarello). The reviews for the Emonda seem fantastic. Outside of those two bikes...
08-04-14, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,205
Posted By Axiom

Keep the 7.5. My brand loyalty sways towards...

Keep the 7.5. My brand loyalty sways towards Cannondale as well, but that BB is a downgrade. The discs are nice, and if you do a lot of commuting in the rain then it might be worth it, otherwise you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-14, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,272
Posted By Axiom

You are almost always better off purchasing the...

You are almost always better off purchasing the more expensive model. Upgrades down the road will usually always cost you much more. Sora isn't bad, but Tiagra is a whole lot better.
07-31-14, 07:23 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 60,818
Posted By Axiom

That looks like Bicycle Outfitters in Seminole.

That looks like Bicycle Outfitters in Seminole.
07-30-14, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 935
Posted By Axiom

Swapping Crankset

I've recently purchased another project bike and it's in rough shape. I wanted to swap the current FSA Gossamer crankset to Tiagra (4600) or 105 (5700). Will a Tiagra/105 crankset fit? The current is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-14, 04:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,041
Posted By Axiom

Spot on. It's usually the chain, cassette,...

Spot on. It's usually the chain, cassette, cables, derailleur adjustment, brake pads, tires, and sometimes bar tape. Corrosion has caused several bikes brake calipers to rust on. If you ask if...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-14, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,147
Posted By Axiom

Most LBS in this area offer a 30% off Black...

Most LBS in this area offer a 30% off Black Friday deal. That's probably the last sale for the year.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-14, 03:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,000
Posted By Axiom

Seems like the price gap between 5800 and 6800...

Seems like the price gap between 5800 and 6800 are so little that it's almost pushing people to just purchase Ultegra.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-14, 03:41 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,679
Posted By Axiom

Carbon/Aero wheels are very nice, but a while ago...

Carbon/Aero wheels are very nice, but a while ago certain things had me rethinking the whole wheel situation. Years ago when carbon wheels weren't even around they rode aluminum wheels in the TdF,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-14, 09:09 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,679
Posted By Axiom

It's more the quality of the build than how much...

It's more the quality of the build than how much it weighs, is it not? Just because a set of wheels total to 1,300 grams doesn't mean they ride better than a 1,700 gram set? And the quality of the...
07-29-14, 06:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,779
Posted By Axiom

Pretty sure the weight limit is 275 for the...

Pretty sure the weight limit is 275 for the frame. It will hold up far beyond that, but the warranty only covers up to that weight. And you'd be surprised. If you buy the Emonda, stick with the stock...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-14, 01:37 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 45,497
Posted By Axiom

Koenigsegg makes their own carbon fiber wheels...

Koenigsegg makes their own carbon fiber wheels that can handle speeds up to 280mph. Maybe it's one of those things that they produced themselves because they figured out a way to do it better than...
07-23-14, 10:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 20,498
Posted By Axiom

It's a pretty damn nice package. The only thing...

It's a pretty damn nice package. The only thing I'd probably change is the seat. Maybe the tires down the road. Even the wheels don't look like they are worth changing.
07-23-14, 12:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 20,498
Posted By Axiom

Giant FastRoad Replaces RX

Just found out about the new FastRoad hybrid that will be replacing the RX series. Wow. I'm incredibly tempted to check it out.
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07-07-14, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,619
Posted By Axiom

The example I made was an RX 1 on eBay for $950....

The example I made was an RX 1 on eBay for $950. When does Giant usually reveal the next year model lineup? I'd consider those if they didn't use OEM Shimano parts. And not really interested in...
07-07-14, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,619
Posted By Axiom

Quest to find a Giant Escape RX

For the past seven months I have been trying to find the 2013 RX 0/RX 1 model to no avail. It was the perfect commuter/hybrid, and did well on regular road rides as well. No LBS in the area has an...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-14, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,226
Posted By Axiom

Yes, I've figured that out. That's why I haven't...

Yes, I've figured that out. That's why I haven't posted since. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-14, 05:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,446
Posted By Axiom

Heavy (when I'm riding it), fast, comfortable,...

Heavy (when I'm riding it), fast, comfortable, American. Seems like a close enough match.

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