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Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-09, 09:25 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 32,718
Posted By lovemyswift

Thanks dcbikeguy but I chose some of the...

Thanks dcbikeguy but I chose some of the components, like handlebars and crankset, to accomodate my smallness. The wheelset is hand built also with my size in mind. Besides, at 120 lbs (my bike and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-09, 07:57 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 32,718
Posted By lovemyswift

Here's my Ottrott, my retirement present to...

Here's my Ottrott, my retirement present to myself. It was built in the spring/summer of 06. Delivery was delayed because Serotta had problems with the paint setting properly.

Someone made a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-07, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By lovemyswift

Specialities TA Carmina. Works great with my...

Specialities TA Carmina. Works great with my Campy Record.

Kathi
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-07, 08:23 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,687
Posted By lovemyswift

There are so many nice bikes, I'm lucky most of...

There are so many nice bikes, I'm lucky most of them don't fit, I'd have a garage full!:) and an empty pocketbook.

As far as I know, Serotta only works through their dealers who have Serotta fit...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-07, 03:37 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,687
Posted By lovemyswift

There is a point to be made here. Most companies...

There is a point to be made here. Most companies simply don't make high end bikes for smaller riders. :(

Kathi
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-07, 03:34 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,687
Posted By lovemyswift

I just looked at the website and for the Z1 it...

I just looked at the website and for the Z1 it says that the option for 650c wheels are new for 07. Oh well, they are beautiful bikes.

BTW, the color on my frame is a dark grey, not black.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-07, 03:27 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,687
Posted By lovemyswift

Hmmm, I had some fit issues that needed...

Hmmm, I had some fit issues that needed consideration. I looked at Parlee but wasn't sure since I needed a pretty small size. Here's my Serotta, it's 48cm on 650c wheels. Hope the picture do her...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-07, 11:09 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,687
Posted By lovemyswift

Sorry, you can't convince me that a Trek, or...

Sorry, you can't convince me that a Trek, or Cannondale or any stock frame is as good as my Serotta.

If I were an averaged sized man, maybe you can say that but I'm a petite woman. I was able to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-07, 10:31 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,687
Posted By lovemyswift

BTW, I know someone who has a steel Waterford....

BTW, I know someone who has a steel Waterford. The frame ended up with a crack in it and it had to be sent back to Waterford for repair. The frame had not been in any accidents. So you see, any...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-07, 10:28 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,687
Posted By lovemyswift

When I was shopping for my new bike I had...

When I was shopping for my new bike I had concerns about carbon/ti mainly because I thought ti would be to stiff for my small size. I was able to find a Serotta Nove small enough to demo and liked it...
12-23-06, 10:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,852
Posted By lovemyswift

Serotta! My custom Ottrott was definitely...

Serotta!

My custom Ottrott was definitely made in the USA
09-04-06, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1,054
Views: 30,248
Posted By lovemyswift

I'm still around too, although we're heading back...

I'm still around too, although we're heading back east on Wed. Will be gone for 6 weeks. We're riding Brat (Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee) and Cycle North Carolina before we head back.

I got a new...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-06, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 487
Posted By lovemyswift

A woman who works in my physical therapy office...

A woman who works in my physical therapy office had that surgery in March. They replaced her shin bone with a cadaver. She was in a brace for something like 4 weeks. Even though she had the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-06, 08:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,388
Posted By lovemyswift

2 weeks! It's more like 4-5 weeks!

My Ottrott was due around Memorial Day, then they said delayed 2 weeks, now its delayed until the end of June!

Kathi
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-06, 02:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,365
Posted By lovemyswift

Thanks Shifty, I ruined a great ski season,...

Thanks Shifty,

I ruined a great ski season, didn't I?

Saw the Ortho today, he said I can start using my clipless pedals again! Yeah! Originally, the plan was not to use clipless until the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-06, 07:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 668
Posted By lovemyswift

I'm getting an Ottrott. It was ordered in mid...

I'm getting an Ottrott. It was ordered in mid April so maybe this week?

I demoed a Fierte Ti, and felt the same thing, it didn't have the snap of my Aegis Swift.

Glad you enjoyed the ride.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-06, 05:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,365
Posted By lovemyswift

Waiting for my Serotta to arrive, maybe this...

Waiting for my Serotta to arrive, maybe this week?

Waiting for my hand built wheelset, Fed Ex says Tuesday.

Waiting for my ACL to heal so I can use clipless pedals again, by the end of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-06, 05:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 668
Posted By lovemyswift

If you have so much work to do why are you...

If you have so much work to do why are you reading the forum?:D

Seriously though, which model did you ride?

I'm waiting for my custom Serotta to arrive, it's due any day now.

Kathi
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-06, 04:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 668
Posted By lovemyswift

You got a chance to demo an $8,000 Serotta and...

You got a chance to demo an $8,000 Serotta and you didn't do a century? What was wrong with the bike?

Kathi
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-06, 03:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,867
Posted By lovemyswift

Oops, sorry, I meant from the drops. However,...

Oops, sorry, I meant from the drops. However, with the Venus bars I can brake better from the hoods because the bar is narrower, 34 cm vs. 38 cm and the reach to the brifters is shorter than than on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-06, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,867
Posted By lovemyswift

I had the Modolo Venus bar installed on my bike...

I had the Modolo Venus bar installed on my bike this week. I love it! I too have very small hands, use Campy Record and had trouble with the reach to the brake levers from the hoods. The Venus has a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-06, 08:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,224
Posted By lovemyswift

I saw a 44cm Specialized on 700c wheels. I didn't...

I saw a 44cm Specialized on 700c wheels. I didn't demo it so I don't know how it handles, but it was so out of proportion! It was all wheels and very little frame. It looked a little scary with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-06, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,397
Posted By lovemyswift

Unfortunately, things haven't changed much in the...

Unfortunately, things haven't changed much in the last couple of years. I'm building a custom frame and intend to use Campy Record with Specialties TA Carmina, unless my shop can come up with...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-06, 04:37 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,034
Posted By lovemyswift

My Frame Is Too Small

I have a 44cm frame which carries one water bottle. I spend more time trying to get the waterbottle in and out of the holder, which also slows my down. It's a lot easier just to use my pack, stay...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-06, 08:16 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,687
Posted By lovemyswift

We'll see. I've worked with 3 different...

We'll see.

I've worked with 3 different fitters and their findings, even though independent, are consistent with each other. :)

And it was because I paid for the refit on my Aegis that I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-06, 09:32 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,687
Posted By lovemyswift

Same with me Indy Girl. Since my refit on my...

Same with me Indy Girl. Since my refit on my Aegis, I've put close to 8,000 miles on it. I've ridden on a variety of terrain, from the Applacian Mtn Range to the Rockies + 4 week long tours. I know...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-06, 10:21 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,687
Posted By lovemyswift

You're lucky, you're not 5"1", with short arms...

You're lucky, you're not 5"1", with short arms and short femur. A stock bike will fit with about 4cm of spacers, a zero degree seatpost and my saddle forward as far as it will go. Do you know of any...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-06, 07:05 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,687
Posted By lovemyswift

My bike fits were 15 min fits. I went through 2...

My bike fits were 15 min fits. I went through 2 mtn bikes and 3 road bikes in 10 years.

I thought my beautiful Aegis was the best fitting bike I ever had except I kept having back and shoulder...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-06, 06:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,224
Posted By lovemyswift

I second the Serotta Fierte, I'm 5'1" and the 46p...

I second the Serotta Fierte, I'm 5'1" and the 46p Fierte is a pretty good fit. However, I want perfect fit so I just ordered a custom Serotta Ottrott, no more stock frames for me.

BTW, I will have...
03-26-06, 06:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 906
Posted By lovemyswift

Well, DnvrFox it was quite a silly accident. I...

Well, DnvrFox it was quite a silly accident. I was sking to the SuperB lift at Copper and I was looking for my group. I didn't see the closed rope and ran into it. It was like a bungy cord and...
03-26-06, 06:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 906
Posted By lovemyswift

Well, DnvrFox it was quite a silly accident. I...

Well, DnvrFox it was quite a silly accident. I was sking to the SuperB lift at Copper and I was looking for my group. I didn't see the closed rope and ran into it. It was like a bungy cord and...
03-25-06, 09:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 906
Posted By lovemyswift

I tore my ACL/MCL on Jan 11. No skiing, biking,...

I tore my ACL/MCL on Jan 11. No skiing, biking, hiking etc. I'm keeping busy riding the trainer and doing Pt. I had ACL sugery on Feb 28. OS says I can start riding around the neighborhood but no...
Forum: Foo
03-03-06, 03:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By lovemyswift

Hi Snuffleupagus, I hope your knee is...

Hi Snuffleupagus,

I hope your knee is feeling better. I thought I'd update you on my surgery. The anaesthesiologist called me the night before surgery to discuss my experiences with anaestistics....
Forum: Foo
02-24-06, 05:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By lovemyswift

Relax, it'll get better! I had my ski accident...

Relax, it'll get better! I had my ski accident Jan. 11 (ran into a closed rope at a lift). Tore my acl and mcl. I'm lucky I didn't have a lot of swelling, elevation and ice helped that, so I got my...
02-21-06, 11:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,215
Posted By lovemyswift

On Jan 11 I skied into a closed rope at Copper...

On Jan 11 I skied into a closed rope at Copper Mtn. It was like a bungie cord and catapulated me backwards. I tore the mcl and acl in my right knee. I'm scheduled for acl surgery next Tues. My ortho...
Forum: Foo
02-05-06, 09:09 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,243
Posted By lovemyswift

No more skiing for me this season! I tore my...

No more skiing for me this season! I tore my ACL/MCL in mid January. I'm limited to the trainer. I had to cancel the fitting I had for my new bike, that's on hold for now too.

Looking at ACL...
01-28-06, 09:24 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,942
Posted By lovemyswift

Keevohn I know Brian and Glenn from Campus...

Keevohn

I know Brian and Glenn from Campus Cyclery. When you see them say "hi" for me. They will remember me because I ride a purple and blue Aegis Swift and Glenn thinks I talk too much.

Glenn...
01-15-06, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By lovemyswift

I understand your frustration. I was skiing on...

I understand your frustration. I was skiing on Wed. and ran into a closed rope at the lift line. The rope was like a rubber band and catapulated me backwards, my skis caught on edge and pulled me...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-06, 11:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,092
Posted By lovemyswift

Ditto on the Campy, I have really small hands and...

Ditto on the Campy, I have really small hands and the hoods feel more comfortable on the Campy shifters. I don't have a shim on my brakes and it's still a stretch to reach the brakes from the drops....
01-14-06, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 524
Posted By lovemyswift

One more thing, if you're going to a Serotta...

One more thing, if you're going to a Serotta fitter, they pay big bucks for their training.

Kathi
01-14-06, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 524
Posted By lovemyswift

Another thing about the fitting, I have a sheet...

Another thing about the fitting, I have a sheet on my mtn bike and my road bike that has all my measurements and set up of my bike. When I had my Aegis repainted the LBS was able to use the specs and...
01-14-06, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 524
Posted By lovemyswift

I trusted the shop I bought my Aegis Swift from...

I trusted the shop I bought my Aegis Swift from as the best fitters in town, that was in 2000. They did the best fitting they could but they missed one important factor, I have short arms. I'm a...
01-14-06, 03:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,158
Posted By lovemyswift

I ride a Titus RacerX. It's alum but rides...

I ride a Titus RacerX.

It's alum but rides as well as my Aegis Carbon Fiber road bike. I'm small too, mine's an XS.

Kathi
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-05, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By lovemyswift

I'm 105 #'s, got my Sprint 350's with Sapim...

I'm 105 #'s, got my Sprint 350's with Sapim spokes last summer. I've almost 5,000 miles on them and no complaints.

BTW, I have the 650c wheels.

Kathi
12-03-05, 10:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,695
Posted By lovemyswift

A drunk driver here in Denver just got 8 years in...

A drunk driver here in Denver just got 8 years in prison for killing a motorcyclist!
Forum: Foo
12-03-05, 10:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,243
Posted By lovemyswift

Count me in, I have a Copper season pass. ...

Count me in, I have a Copper season pass.

Telenick, is the Sierra lift open during the week? When I was there last week it wasn't open.

I may go to Breck on Monday.

We'll have a condo in...
Forum: Foo
12-02-05, 10:09 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,243
Posted By lovemyswift

Yes, but, he was admittedly out of bounds. That's...

Yes, but, he was admittedly out of bounds. That's how good the snow is here.

Kathi
Forum: Foo
12-01-05, 11:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,243
Posted By lovemyswift

I went to Keystone today. Snow was falling all...

I went to Keystone today. Snow was falling all day. 6" of fresh powder, skied like powdered sugar. The conditions in Summit County this year are the best in 10 years.
Nothing was groomed all day....
11-25-05, 04:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By lovemyswift

The skiing is great here too. Went to Keystone on...

The skiing is great here too. Went to Keystone on Tues. and Copper on Wed. Great conditions. More snow is forcast in the mtns for this weekend.

I'm from Ohio too, grew up in Cincinnati. Lived...
11-22-05, 09:59 PM
Replies: 1,054
Views: 30,248
Posted By lovemyswift

Helmets are required on this ride - DBTC policy

Helmets are required on this ride - DBTC policy
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