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Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-14, 11:56 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 169,244
Posted By Ray Dockrey

Here are mine, 2014 Giant Trance 3 27.5, 2015...

Here are mine, 2014 Giant Trance 3 27.5, 2015 Giant Talon 3 27.5, 2014 Giant Anyroad 2
11-16-14, 09:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,869
Posted By Ray Dockrey

I bought a used 2014 Trance 3 a couple of weeks...

I bought a used 2014 Trance 3 a couple of weeks ago. Got it for $1250 after tax from my lbs. Needed some tlc but boy is it super nice. They already had it setup tubeless. I love tinkering with bikes...
11-04-14, 08:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,876
Posted By Ray Dockrey

Congrats. Glad you were able to find "the one"....

Congrats. Glad you were able to find "the one". Very nice looking and a great price. I have gotten into mountain biking. Still riding the Anyroad during the week but on the weekends I head to the...
10-30-14, 10:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,853
Posted By Ray Dockrey

I use my Iphone paired with a Wahoo bluetooth...

I use my Iphone paired with a Wahoo bluetooth speed/cadence sensor and heart rate strap. I also have the iPhone connected to Wahoo's RFLKT+ so I can throw the phone in my bag and still see all the...
10-23-14, 06:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,876
Posted By Ray Dockrey

Thank you to everybody for the kind words and...

Thank you to everybody for the kind words and encouragement. Cycling705-Keep looking. you will find something that jumps out at you and screams this is it. The Anyroad was that bike for me. When i...
10-21-14, 07:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,214
Posted By Ray Dockrey

I have been using mine for a week now and love...

I have been using mine for a week now and love it. I keep my phone in my bag under my saddle and have had no issues. With the Bluetooth SC sensor and Bluetooth heart rate strap (both Wahoo) I get...
10-20-14, 09:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,452
Posted By Ray Dockrey

I think these are what you are looking for. Your...

I think these are what you are looking for. Your LBS should have them.
...
10-20-14, 06:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,876
Posted By Ray Dockrey

Thanks for the kind words. About the Anyroad. I...

Thanks for the kind words. About the Anyroad. I am still riding mine. I have got over 1500 miles on it and still putting in 60-70 miles a week on it. I have thought about getting a true road bike but...
10-17-14, 01:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,366
Posted By Ray Dockrey

I have been using the Wahoo sensors with my...

I have been using the Wahoo sensors with my iPhone for about eight months and have had no issues. I just got the RFLKT+ and I am having zero issues with it. With the RFLKT the phone loses about six...
10-17-14, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,042
Posted By Ray Dockrey

It is normal. Like said above, you will...

It is normal. Like said above, you will eventually forget about it or they will wear down a little and not do it so much.
10-17-14, 07:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,417
Posted By Ray Dockrey

Did you tell them you fell off the rollers and...

Did you tell them you fell off the rollers and smacked it? If you didn't then they didn't have any reason to suspect that could be causing the issue.
10-11-14, 05:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,214
Posted By Ray Dockrey

I ordered one today. Can't wait too get it.

I ordered one today. Can't wait too get it.
10-10-14, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,384
Posted By Ray Dockrey

I also use the Wahoo fitness app. I would be...

I also use the Wahoo fitness app. I would be willing to bet money that it will work with your sensor. They update the app pretty regular and it just seems to get better and better.
10-02-14, 07:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,078
Posted By Ray Dockrey

I have a friend who did it and it is working for...

I have a friend who did it and it is working for her but she also eats three bites and full. I couldn't do that. I still like food too much. I did it the old fashioned way. I have went from 335+ to...
09-25-14, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,445
Posted By Ray Dockrey

I have had one of these for about a year and it...

I have had one of these for about a year and it works great. I just ordered another one off of Amazon for $7 because I broke the mount. Light still works fine.
09-23-14, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,761
Posted By Ray Dockrey

As long as only the foam is touching the glass...

As long as only the foam is touching the glass its not an issue. Plus the straps should be tight enough so the rack doesn't bounce. I have had both the Saris Bones 3 and the Yakima Big Joe 3 and had...
09-23-14, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 565
Posted By Ray Dockrey

I weigh everyday. This keeps me focused and if I...

I weigh everyday. This keeps me focused and if I see it creeping up over a several day period it forces me to do an inventory of what I have been doing both food wise and exercise. I have lost 119...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-14, 10:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,989
Posted By Ray Dockrey

I have an iPhone 5 but I am sure this would work...

I have an iPhone 5 but I am sure this would work with the 6. I use an Otterbox Defender case. I take the holster that comes with it and zip tie it to the stem. You can make some kind of spacer if you...
09-17-14, 10:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,778
Posted By Ray Dockrey

Congrats. I suggest going to Bike One. Both my...

Congrats. I suggest going to Bike One. Both my Giants have come from Bike One and both stores are just super to work with. My Giant Anyroad 2 came from the the OKC store and I bought a couple of...
09-17-14, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,033
Posted By Ray Dockrey

We have had it here in Oklahoma for about a year...

We have had it here in Oklahoma for about a year now. Made no difference what so ever. Hopefully it works out better for the cyclists in California.
09-05-14, 08:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,917
Posted By Ray Dockrey

I am 5' 11". When I started riding Jan. 2013 I...

I am 5' 11". When I started riding Jan. 2013 I was 335. Today I am 219. I never once had a LBS tell me I was too obese too ride. This year in March I bought a Giant Anyroad 2. I was at 270.

I was...
09-05-14, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,269
Posted By Ray Dockrey

My Anyroad had the same issue. Horrible rattling....

My Anyroad had the same issue. Horrible rattling. I solved by pulling the cables tight, and splitting some vacuum hose and using it as a stop. It also doubles a frame protector.
08-31-14, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 860
Posted By Ray Dockrey

On thick gel tape I don't figure eight around the...

On thick gel tape I don't figure eight around the shifters. For my hands it makes it too bulky in that area. It's pretty easy once you get the hang of it. Counter clockwise on the left and clockwise...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-14, 04:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,371
Posted By Ray Dockrey

See post #30...

See post #30 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=30) in this thread. Helped me tremendously.
...
08-25-14, 10:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,770
Posted By Ray Dockrey

Actually it is 240 for rider and cargo for 2014....

Actually it is 240 for rider and cargo for 2014. But I wasn't arguing that part. I was just wondering how Specialized enforces that and how was the LBS handling it. I mean if you bring it in with a...
08-25-14, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,096
Posted By Ray Dockrey

Are you sure it has lockout? From the pic that...

Are you sure it has lockout? From the pic that looks like a preload adjuster. Sometimes on cheaper forks both sides will adjust the preload. If you just got it take it back to the LBS you got it from...
08-24-14, 03:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,770
Posted By Ray Dockrey

Did the LBS say anything to you about a weight...

Did the LBS say anything to you about a weight limit on the frame? I was just curious how they were handling that if at all. It was a discussion that came up here while back and I wondered then how...
08-20-14, 08:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,133
Posted By Ray Dockrey

I am 5' 8" with 29" inseam and I ride a medium...

I am 5' 8" with 29" inseam and I ride a medium Anyroad. I have put about 1100 miles on it and so far so good. But to let you know if you are planning on doing some racing with whatever you buy the...
08-20-14, 07:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,015
Posted By Ray Dockrey

I was 335 and riding a road bike. I was wearing...

I was 335 and riding a road bike. I was wearing lycra shorts. I know people were looking and laughing at me. I didn't care. I am now at 221. Guess who is laughing now.
08-18-14, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,169
Posted By Ray Dockrey

You can tone it up a bit but the only way to...

You can tone it up a bit but the only way to correct it is through surgery and have it removed. Very, very common when losing large amounts of weight. I have lost 114 pounds and have it hanging...
08-18-14, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,826
Posted By Ray Dockrey

If you do bend them where they are parallel to...

If you do bend them where they are parallel to the rim and they start squealing you will know they need to be bent back to where they were. I always toe mine in slightly.
08-18-14, 08:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,876
Posted By Ray Dockrey

My 114 pound Weight Loss Journey

i just wanted to share. Maybe this will help others who are also on the same journey I am on. In Jan. of 2013 I decided enough was enough. I was 335+ and my diabetes was out of control. My glucose...
08-17-14, 07:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,015
Posted By Ray Dockrey

Feels good doesn't it. Congrats on your weight...

Feels good doesn't it. Congrats on your weight loss. I have lost 113lbs. and went from 335 to 222 as of this morning. Keep it up. Keep your focus, keep riding, and hang in there. It's a wild journey...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-14, 07:12 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,831
Posted By Ray Dockrey

I carry this one. I use CO2 but I have the pump...

I carry this one. I use CO2 but I have the pump just in case.

Bontrager: Air Rush Road (Model #07331) (http://www.bontrager.com/model/07331)
08-13-14, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,204
Posted By Ray Dockrey

2012 Synapse Alloy 7 Sora. Its the only model...

2012 Synapse Alloy 7 Sora. Its the only model Synapse that looks to come with a triple according to the link above. Sora was still 8 speed in 2012 using the thumb button for down shifting. Claris...
08-08-14, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 711,005
Posted By Ray Dockrey

I was 335 pounds in Jan. 13th. I am now at 224....

I was 335 pounds in Jan. 13th. I am now at 224. My Type II Diabetes was out of control with numbers in the 300 range and I was on medication for the diabetes. My A1C was over 10%. My latest A1C came...
08-05-14, 12:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,048
Posted By Ray Dockrey

My question is "How do they enforce that?" If you...

My question is "How do they enforce that?" If you bring it in with a warranty issue do they make you get on a scale to prove you are under the weight limit? Do they just assume you are over the...
07-30-14, 04:34 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 37,061
Posted By Ray Dockrey

I have lost 105 pounds since Jan. 2013. 30 pounds...

I have lost 105 pounds since Jan. 2013. 30 pounds of it I lost twice lol. I started at 335 and this morning I was at 229. I am 5' 9" so I am still fat but I am carrying a lot, lot less.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-14, 09:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,327
Posted By Ray Dockrey

So far they seem to work with any app as I have...

So far they seem to work with any app as I have tried Strava, Cyclemeter, Endomodo, and the Wahoo Fitness app which is the one I use. I then upload to Strava directly from the app.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-14, 06:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,327
Posted By Ray Dockrey

I use this one. I have it in a small camera case...

I use this one. I have it in a small camera case Velcro strapped under the top tube.

mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Gen2 4000 External Battery Black 38113BBR - Best Buy...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-14, 04:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,327
Posted By Ray Dockrey

I run the Wahoo speed and cadence sensor with my...

I run the Wahoo speed and cadence sensor with my Iphone 5 along with the Wahoo heart rate monitor and they work awesome. I have been using both for several months and have had no issues. I have about...
07-26-14, 04:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,975
Posted By Ray Dockrey

You can do this. I was at 335+ in Jan. 2013. This...

You can do this. I was at 335+ in Jan. 2013. This morning I was at 229.5. It's very hard, and at times really sucks but stay focused and you can do it. I was riding a regular road bike at 335 so you...
07-21-14, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By Ray Dockrey

If it didn't do it till after 250-300 miles then...

If it didn't do it till after 250-300 miles then it sounds to me everything seated in and the cable just needs adjusted. Plus you should have trim adjustments for each chain ring. Two positions for...
07-16-14, 08:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,447
Posted By Ray Dockrey

Congrats. So happy to hear stories like this. It...

Congrats. So happy to hear stories like this. It shows that diabetes is reversible if you set your mind to it. I have lost 105 pounds so far and I am currently at 230. I am also a Type 2 diabetic. My...
07-16-14, 12:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,655
Posted By Ray Dockrey

I had a bag like the one linked to. The issue I...

I had a bag like the one linked to. The issue I had was my iPhone 5 mounted in an Otterbox case and with it inside the plastic the phone would overheat on hot days. So I took the holster that comes...
07-16-14, 11:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,663
Posted By Ray Dockrey

I would go with the Masi. Considering it is nine...

I would go with the Masi. Considering it is nine speed Sora vs the Mercier which is 8 speed Claris plus the support of the LBS to me would be worth the extra money. But as said above, this decision...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-14, 06:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 17,460
Posted By Ray Dockrey

I have heard that too about the stuff that the...

I have heard that too about the stuff that the chains come coated in but as sticky as that crap is in my opinion it's more of a coating then a lubricant plus it spreads all that sticky crap over...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-14, 06:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 17,460
Posted By Ray Dockrey

That's not lubricant. It's a protectant to keep...

That's not lubricant. It's a protectant to keep the chain from rusting while it sits on the shelf. That stuff is nasty and sticky and will attract everything under the sun. You need to give it a good...
07-05-14, 08:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,380
Posted By Ray Dockrey

My Giant Anyroad 2 is the same color scheme as...

My Giant Anyroad 2 is the same color scheme as your Roam 2. I love the colors and get lots of compliments on it. Both of your bikes are very nice. Enjoy.
06-21-14, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,010
Posted By Ray Dockrey

I use it. I use the Wahoo fitness app as it...

I use it. I use the Wahoo fitness app as it doesn't seem to run the battery down as fast as Cyclemeter does. I use an Otterbox a Defender case on my Iphone so I took the holster and zip tied it to...
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