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09-26-18, 08:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,185
Posted By bautieri

Congratulations, you've made impressive progress!...

Congratulations, you've made impressive progress! Keep up the great work! :thumb:
09-19-18, 02:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,731
Posted By bautieri

Welcome, BigDave44, glad to have you!

Welcome, BigDave44, glad to have you!
09-14-18, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,846
Posted By bautieri

Fenders will spoil you! They do a great job...

Fenders will spoil you! They do a great job keeping crud out of your driveline and say goodbye to the skunk tail.

Very nice bike!
09-11-18, 07:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,581
Posted By bautieri

I'm riding the red headed step child, 2014...

I'm riding the red headed step child, 2014 Motobecane Phantom Cross Pro. I went through and trued/tensioned the spokes the day I got it, and it's been trouble free for 4200 miles. It's a small...
09-11-18, 07:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,267
Posted By bautieri

I have a cheap fluid trainer ($10 craigslist...

I have a cheap fluid trainer ($10 craigslist special). It feels like you're constantly riding uphill in a headwind, in sand. It's quite the upgrade from my cheap magnetic trainer which you could...
09-07-18, 11:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,301
Posted By bautieri

I had gatorskins on a previous bike, I thought...

I had gatorskins on a previous bike, I thought they rode nice(ish) and I never had a flat.

Now that you got the 4ks mounted, I'd say to leave them on unless you need the extra bite.
05-18-15, 11:57 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,991
Posted By bautieri

B, C, & D D: being recreation with the local...

B, C, & D

D: being recreation with the local club, and family rides pulling my toddler around in her trailer.
05-18-15, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By bautieri

If I can ask, what is a fortune to you? How...

If I can ask, what is a fortune to you? How hilly is your general vicinity?

For the type of riding you described, just about any bike should do. Something from the Trek FX line up would handle...
05-06-15, 08:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,365
Posted By bautieri

How are your knees? Cheap pedals and even the...

How are your knees? Cheap pedals and even the M520s have very limited float. If you have tracking issues with your knees, locking your foot in place may be problematic.

I've had knee surgery...
09-14-11, 05:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,088
Posted By bautieri

Very nice bike :thumb: I don't think anyone will...

Very nice bike :thumb: I don't think anyone will call you a shill for giving your honest opinion here. It's not what you're riding, all that is important is that you are riding.

Loose the dork...
09-06-11, 05:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,261
Posted By bautieri

I call my bike: Evil. I'm not particularly sure...

I call my bike: Evil. I'm not particularly sure why.
08-31-11, 05:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,293
Posted By bautieri

NICE! I love that sparkly blue color!

NICE! I love that sparkly blue color!
08-30-11, 09:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,608
Posted By bautieri

That's not entirely true. I was watching a show...

That's not entirely true. I was watching a show on Discovery awhile back where Specialized was stress testing their carbon full suspension frames, I forget which one, and they showed how they test...
08-30-11, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By bautieri

Must have found a snazzy frame that he wants to...

Must have found a snazzy frame that he wants to transfer his current set up onto.

If the new frame is the same geometry, then yes. Your method should put you pretty close. However, if you're...
08-29-11, 05:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 616
Posted By bautieri

I don't think it needs replaced but it does need...

I don't think it needs replaced but it does need attention. It looks like someone bent it when they were installing the link, honestly you don't need to squeeze them that hard. Take the link apart,...
08-29-11, 05:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 466
Posted By bautieri

Seems a little early for failure like that if you...

Seems a little early for failure like that if you ask me. Did you ever take the wheel back after a few hundred miles for retentioning?
08-27-11, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,046
Posted By bautieri

I don't ride that bike but I can offer some input...

I don't ride that bike but I can offer some input on your shifter question as my buddy has a Trek XO with Apex sitting in my basement. I have no idea how those extra miles got on the odometer...
08-23-11, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By bautieri

I have about 2000 miles on my set of 28 wire bead...

I have about 2000 miles on my set of 28 wire bead Gatorskins, so far so good. No flats yet, all in all I like the tire. Course, not that I say that I'll get a flat tonight. My only complaint with...
08-22-11, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 444
Posted By bautieri

That's why I've never trusted slotted saddles

That's why I've never trusted slotted saddles
08-22-11, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By bautieri

Is he wearing whitey tighties under those Under...

Is he wearing whitey tighties under those Under Armor shorts?

Looks like an older comfort or hybrid with come cross tires, gel saddle, Bell wedge pack...maybe he's just new to it and still...
08-22-11, 07:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 444
Posted By bautieri

Yeah, the editors sure neutered him.

Yeah, the editors sure neutered him.
08-22-11, 06:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 980
Posted By bautieri

It's the misadventures that make cycling trips...

It's the misadventures that make cycling trips memorable. I can recall in vivid detail all the rides where I encountered some adversity, most of it was my own darn fault too. The smooth rides where...
08-22-11, 06:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,403
Posted By bautieri

An OCR-1 is worth exactly what someone is willing...

An OCR-1 is worth exactly what someone is willing to pay for it. Being that it is four years old, I think 33% of it's MSRP is a reasonable asking price if it's in good shape. Local markets will...
08-22-11, 06:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 444
Posted By bautieri

Some kids were selling magazine subscriptions to...

Some kids were selling magazine subscriptions to raise money for a mission, I ordered a two year subscription to Buycycling.

That was three years ago. They won't quit sending them to me. Every...
08-17-11, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By bautieri

pics? Sounds like you had a blast!

pics?

Sounds like you had a blast!
08-12-11, 08:04 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 19,346
Posted By bautieri

My ride into work this morning was pleasant. At...

My ride into work this morning was pleasant. At 57 degrees this morning, it was rather brisk.
08-12-11, 05:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,159
Posted By bautieri

Jersey goes over bibs. When you have to...

Jersey goes over bibs. When you have to unhydrate, pull the front of your jersey up, pull the front of your bibs down (shoulder straps still up), then whip it out. This works best with bibs that...
08-11-11, 10:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By bautieri

Can it last? Only you can make that call. ...

Can it last? Only you can make that call.

I'd start with a Zip Car membership if they are reasonably priced. That way you have a plan B in case you have a mechanical or just can't bring...
08-11-11, 05:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,613
Posted By bautieri

Drink your coffee black. You would have to drink...

Drink your coffee black. You would have to drink 150 8oz cups to hit 300 calories. I don't think anyone said your energy drinks would kill you, at least not until you're drinking 3-4 per day. ...
08-10-11, 01:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,613
Posted By bautieri

Because it is in limited supply and we'll gladly...

Because it is in limited supply and we'll gladly trample you and everyone you love to get the last drop :D. Just kidding...maybe. Coffee drinkers are known to be pretty irritable when they haven't...
08-10-11, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By bautieri

I ride an 09 Tricross Sport. It's quite a...

I ride an 09 Tricross Sport. It's quite a versatile bike, it's my commuter, tourer, century bike, fire road bike, MUPer, and everything in between. It's a very popular choice in the commuting forum...
08-10-11, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By bautieri

Good to have you back, now keep on pedaling!

Good to have you back, now keep on pedaling!
08-10-11, 10:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,247
Posted By bautieri

Like everything bike related, you get what you...

Like everything bike related, you get what you pay for. Don't go the cheapest route possible. If you do, you'll end up buying the nicer stuff anyways. The only difference is you'll be out the cost...
08-10-11, 10:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,613
Posted By bautieri

Doesn't sound like a healthy thing to be drinking...

Doesn't sound like a healthy thing to be drinking on a regular basis like that. If nothing else, you don't want to become dependent on those things (says the guy who drinks a pot of coffee every...
08-10-11, 06:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,837
Posted By bautieri

I usually run around in circles screaming:...

I usually run around in circles screaming: "asterisk, asterisk, asterisk" while pulling my hair.
08-10-11, 05:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,837
Posted By bautieri

Thanks for the tip :thumb: The string of...

Thanks for the tip :thumb:

The string of obscenities that day was quite impressive.
08-09-11, 08:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,837
Posted By bautieri

I now carry both after my first roadside flat in...

I now carry both after my first roadside flat in two years. I had a hell of a time getting my road morph to seat on a threaded valve. Screw that noise, from now on I'm using CO2 first then the pump...
08-03-11, 02:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By bautieri

conversation moved to PM

conversation moved to PM
08-03-11, 12:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,193
Posted By bautieri

It's just beer leaving your body. Be proud of...

It's just beer leaving your body. Be proud of the sweat :)

Get a cycling cap for under your helmet and a set of hand/ankle bands. You can pick these up at just about any sporting good store. ...
08-03-11, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By bautieri

...well someone had to vote for the S2 ^^^^ :D

...well someone had to vote for the S2 ^^^^ :D
08-03-11, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By bautieri

If this is strictly your "go-fast" bike. I'd get...

If this is strictly your "go-fast" bike. I'd get the S2. The twichiness you feel is likely the difference in geometry and possibly a bit too much weight being supported by your hands. I remember...
08-03-11, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,398
Posted By bautieri

The bike will not fall to pieces. You'll be fine...

The bike will not fall to pieces. You'll be fine on it providing it's not a full carbon (I think all Allezs are aluminum w/carbon forks). BUT, and there is always a but, you've already identified...
08-02-11, 06:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,169
Posted By bautieri

nice, may you two have many happy miles together...

nice, may you two have many happy miles together :thumb:
08-01-11, 06:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By bautieri

way to go :thumb:

way to go :thumb:
08-01-11, 05:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,558
Posted By bautieri

Another B-17, here. Haven't worn bicycle shorts...

Another B-17, here. Haven't worn bicycle shorts since.
07-29-11, 08:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,432
Posted By bautieri

Gatorade diluted 50/50 with water. I prefer...

Gatorade diluted 50/50 with water.

I prefer the premade stuff as the powder just doesn't taste the same to me.
Forum: Commuting
07-29-11, 06:40 AM
Forum: Commuting
07-27-11, 08:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,197
Posted By bautieri

I find the exact opposite to be true. It's the...

I find the exact opposite to be true. It's the Mercedes, Lexus, and BMW drivers that tend to buzz/honk at me while the drivers of clunkers tend to give a wide berth. I have no idea why this is.
07-27-11, 05:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,457
Posted By bautieri

Here is a radical suggestion: Combine your...

Here is a radical suggestion:

Combine your new mountain bike budget plus her road bike budget and buy a tandem. You'll be spending time together, plus you won't have to worry about dropping her. ...
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