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Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-16, 07:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,946
Posted By FLvector

Same here. Nice when there are less obstacles to...

Same here. Nice when there are less obstacles to keep you off the bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-16, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By FLvector

I've seen this happen on a friends Trek Madone. ...

I've seen this happen on a friends Trek Madone. Rear tire clearance was ok with 25mm, but front wasn't.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-16, 06:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By FLvector

Did you wash the tire in hot water and place in...

Did you wash the tire in hot water and place in the dryer? Careful, only cold water and hang dry.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-16, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4,590
Views: 110,138
Posted By FLvector

Does this apply to mountain bikes, too? Because...

Does this apply to mountain bikes, too? Because I just bought one.:lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-16, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4,590
Views: 110,138
Posted By FLvector

Had a good ride today, first ride in seven days. ...

Had a good ride today, first ride in seven days. Legs were fresh, but after 50 miles, started to feel it. Today was the classic into the wind, tail wind return. Very fast, very fun. Did some...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-16, 03:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,257
Posted By FLvector

Are you working your way up to a large? :lol:

Are you working your way up to a large? :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-16, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4,590
Views: 110,138
Posted By FLvector

I can remember dial-up. Now that was painfully...

I can remember dial-up. Now that was painfully slow.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-16, 05:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 950
Posted By FLvector

Just because the shoes can be heat molded doesn't...

Just because the shoes can be heat molded doesn't mean they need to be. I never needed to do the heat molding since mine fit so well. If I was having any issues, I'd do it without worry. Heat...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-16, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4,590
Views: 110,138
Posted By FLvector

Anarchy!!! I think I need a beer.

Anarchy!!! I think I need a beer.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-16, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4,590
Views: 110,138
Posted By FLvector

Feeling masochistic and low on supplies, so made...

Feeling masochistic and low on supplies, so made a trek to Sam's Club today. The first hint this was a bad decision was circling the parking lot for several minutes to find a parking spot. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-16, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4,590
Views: 110,138
Posted By FLvector

Did Billy file for an extension?? Or maybe...

Did Billy file for an extension?? Or maybe .................

http://stephenmillerbooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/end-times-copy.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-16, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4,590
Views: 110,138
Posted By FLvector

Taxes done and e-filed. I'll mail them the check...

Taxes done and e-filed. I'll mail them the check - ain't paying no convenience fee to pay by CC. Mortgage interest is too low, no credit and no deductions, so no refunds for me. Well, at least...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-16, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4,590
Views: 110,138
Posted By FLvector

I think I'll put off the taxes another week,...

I think I'll put off the taxes another week, unless I get some sudden inspiration to get it out of the way. It is very high on my list of least favorite things to do.

Regarding the current...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-16, 05:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,257
Posted By FLvector

My local shop gives a 20% discount on most items...

My local shop gives a 20% discount on most items to members of our club. I try to show my loyalty by purchasing my bikes there and allowing them to do the wrenching. With items such as tires and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-16, 04:50 AM
Replies: 4,590
Views: 110,138
Posted By FLvector

Same thing here. Frontal system approaching...

Same thing here. Frontal system approaching quickly. No riding all week and was looking forward to getting out. :(
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-16, 06:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 950
Posted By FLvector

I also have duck feet and have been very happy...

I also have duck feet and have been very happy with Shimano's over the years. Last year I bought a high end, heat moldable shoe which has a choice of two arch inserts, depending on how much arch...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-16, 05:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,761
Posted By FLvector

The following is a must-see tutorial for anyone...

The following is a must-see tutorial for anyone before a group ride. Be sure to use some of these sayings.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMCkuqL9IcM
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-16, 08:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,396
Posted By FLvector

Tiagra - 2,584 gm $315 105 5800 – ...

Tiagra - 2,584 gm $315

105 5800 – 2,445 gm (<139 gm) $400

Ultegra 6800 – 2,294 gm (<151 gm) $600

Dura Ace 9000 – 1,998 gm (<296 gm) $1,300

I believe the best bang is...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-16, 05:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,396
Posted By FLvector

Ultegra. Unless you're a weight weenie.

Ultegra. Unless you're a weight weenie.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-16, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4,590
Views: 110,138
Posted By FLvector

Careful of the killer bunny. ...

Careful of the killer bunny.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcxKIJTb3Hg
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-16, 02:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,408
Posted By FLvector

Also realize if this "in and out" ride is only 20...

Also realize if this "in and out" ride is only 20 miles, it takes some people (me included) about 10+ miles to totally warm up. The first few miles I tend to spin, then gradually increase power. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-16, 06:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,335
Posted By FLvector

The point is --- if you're in a hurry to get the...

The point is --- if you're in a hurry to get the tire on the bike since you have no spares, then either buy local or from a retailer known for quick shipping. If you're interested in purchasing at...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-16, 07:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,335
Posted By FLvector

See post #12...

See post #12 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=12)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-16, 06:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,335
Posted By FLvector

If I needed tires in 3-4 days, I'd buy at my...

If I needed tires in 3-4 days, I'd buy at my local shop. I stock up and always have a few backups, so shipping time is no concern.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-16, 06:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,335
Posted By FLvector

Include PBK and MerlinCycles in you search of UK...

Include PBK and MerlinCycles in you search of UK dealers. But don't be in a hurry.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-16, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,491
Posted By FLvector

I used to use Cytomax, then later Heed, but both...

I used to use Cytomax, then later Heed, but both were too sweet, left a slight aftertaste and had some minor GI issues. The last few years I've been using Skratch Labs and enjoy it much better. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-16, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 866
Posted By FLvector

While I was using cork brake pads, stopping with...

While I was using cork brake pads, stopping with carbon wheels in wet weather was a bit startling. The first few seconds after applying the brakes there's almost nothing, but as the water sheds, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-16, 11:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,133
Posted By FLvector

Note that topslop1 stated, "Mostly I'm...

Note that topslop1 stated, "Mostly I'm personally interested in trying DI2 just as a knowledge point." Although the bike he was "thinking" about test riding might have been above his price point,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-16, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4,590
Views: 110,138
Posted By FLvector

Gonna have to call him Douglas, or Doogie,...

Gonna have to call him Douglas, or Doogie, or.......
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-16, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4,590
Views: 110,138
Posted By FLvector

Maybe you should start a thread about advice for...

Maybe you should start a thread about advice for the beginning runner.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-16, 11:46 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,273
Posted By FLvector

If Merlin won't make good on the lost item and if...

If Merlin won't make good on the lost item and if it doesn't show up, then I'd contact the CC that you used for payment and initiate a dispute. Your $$ should be refunded if you don't receive the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-16, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 904
Posted By FLvector

This is pretty much how I rough it in, but I...

This is pretty much how I rough it in, but I prefer to do it stationary while holding on to something. It really depends whether your a flat foot or toe down rider. As you get it dialed in, it may...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-16, 06:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,001
Posted By FLvector

With only $10 difference between 105 and Ultegra,...

With only $10 difference between 105 and Ultegra, I'd go Ultegra. 25g lighter for the weight weenies.

Pedals | Chain Reaction Cycles...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-16, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4,590
Views: 110,138
Posted By FLvector

Last week my RD was sluggish. It took a few...

Last week my RD was sluggish. It took a few seconds after shifting for the gear to change. I thought it was just a quick derailleur adjustment, but turned out to be a frayed cable. Just happened...
03-22-16, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,341
Posted By FLvector

Thanks for all the suggestions. I agree that...

Thanks for all the suggestions. I agree that taking the front wheel off is too much of a hassle. I'm leaning toward buying the tailgate pad which makes loading very easy. Something like this...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-16, 12:39 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 83,086
Posted By FLvector

I've been using the skewer mounts for several...

I've been using the skewer mounts for several years and find it very simple to remove the front wheel and place it in the back seat. Takes about 30 seconds. The skewer mounts lock if I'm away from...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-16, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4,590
Views: 110,138
Posted By FLvector

Almost everybody. And they can have it.

Almost everybody. And they can have it.
03-19-16, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,341
Posted By FLvector

Taking the front wheel off the road bike and...

Taking the front wheel off the road bike and placing in the skewer mount was a breeze. I agree about the thru-axle being a PIA.
03-19-16, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,341
Posted By FLvector

How do you haul your mountain bike?

I purchased a Yakima (2099) thru-axle fork adaptor that was advertised to be 15mm x 110mm. Turned out to be 15mm x 100mm, so there was a lot of side to side movement. I was able to put in a plastic...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-16, 11:13 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 83,086
Posted By FLvector

My skewer mount locks, so removal would be very...

My skewer mount locks, so removal would be very difficult without unlocking. You could add a cable lock to secure the rear wheel if that's a concern. Someone could smash your window and be off in...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-16, 08:25 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 83,086
Posted By FLvector

Removing the front wheel and attaching to a...

Removing the front wheel and attaching to a skewer mount takes about 30 seconds and is the most secure way to haul a bike in my opinion. Everyone has their own personal preference.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-16, 06:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,881
Posted By FLvector

You'll have a much better idea after doing a few...

You'll have a much better idea after doing a few fast group rides. Bike handling skills and riding in the pack is something you should feel comfortable with prior to jumping into racing.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-16, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By FLvector

+1 This is the way it's done.

+1 This is the way it's done.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-16, 05:55 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 83,086
Posted By FLvector

Many vehicles will work if you take off the front...

Many vehicles will work if you take off the front wheel, the back seat folds down and slide into the trunk. I can do this with my Honda Accord. I recently bought a Toyota Tacoma, dual cab, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-16, 10:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,273
Posted By FLvector

My last order from Merlin was received ~ 14 days...

My last order from Merlin was received ~ 14 days with no issues. This is about the same delivery time for Pro Bike Kit.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-16, 06:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,120
Posted By FLvector

You mean it doesn't work like this??? ...

You mean it doesn't work like this???

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8L2cI8brzQ
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-16, 06:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,120
Posted By FLvector

I just received two items that were ordered on...

I just received two items that were ordered on 2/29 - I believe they were shipped the same day ordered.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-16, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4,590
Views: 110,138
Posted By FLvector

Grey? My screen needs a color calibration. It...

Grey? My screen needs a color calibration. It looks white to me. :rolleyes:

Great pics. Hope you and the mrs have a safe and wonderful journey. :thumb:

Thanks for sharing the pics.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-16, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 857
Posted By FLvector

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-16, 04:54 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,233
Posted By FLvector

Cycling Etiquette isn't dead, but this thread is....

Cycling Etiquette isn't dead, but this thread is. ****
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