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Forum: Touring
06-02-09, 06:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,457
Posted By 2l8

rhm: I appreciate the response, but I kinda...

rhm:

I appreciate the response, but I kinda wanna do this ALL BIKE.
Are you familiar with Philadelphia Bike Coalition's ride to NYC?
Is anyone familiar with it or can point to a proper link?
...
Forum: Touring
06-02-09, 05:26 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,193
Posted By 2l8

MAN I WISH I WAS GOING! SOUNDS LIKE A DREAM! ...

MAN I WISH I WAS GOING! SOUNDS LIKE A DREAM!

Any ideas on what the route from GWB to Philly might look like if you're on bikes straight through?
I am planning to travel those exact spots...
Forum: Touring
06-01-09, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,457
Posted By 2l8

My 1st tour: NYC to Philadelphia?

Hello all:

I am planning my first "tour" from NYC to PHILADELPHIA.
I have searched and have found little to nothing re: this ride. (nothing positive anyway.)

I have found some mention of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-09, 09:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 960
Posted By 2l8

Thank you all for the advice, truly. I pray...

Thank you all for the advice, truly.

I pray I didn't mess things up too bad. My friends hose isn't a reg. garden hose... its got some power!

AngryScientist:
I put in ~1500+ miles on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-09, 02:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 960
Posted By 2l8

damage control: how to wash carbon and dura-ace?

After a 3 hr ride on my '05 giant tcr 0, I visited a friend & told him I need to clean my bike (he is not a cyclist.)
He recommended that I use his hose (high powered.)

Normally I use Pedro's Bio...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-09, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By 2l8

TheLifeOfBryan: thank you for your...

TheLifeOfBryan:

thank you for your informative post.



How so?
Could you elaborate on this please?
Forum: Commuting
12-09-08, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By 2l8

(forgive me but i am completely new to this and...

(forgive me but i am completely new to this and just would like to get it right.)
should i purchase the respirator first? (say from NORTH)
then get fitted?
should I call an ASBESTSOS ABATEMENT CO....
Forum: Commuting
12-07-08, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By 2l8

Thank you for your prompt reply truly. based...

Thank you for your prompt reply truly.

based off of what you said...
i should call an ASBESTSOS ABATEMENT CO.?
any other place where I could get a proper respirator fit?

Mr. John C. Ratliff...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-08, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By 2l8

fit testing respirators

hello all:

i live in nyc and try to avoid automobile traffic as much as possible. (riding the parks / 5am rides / riding before sun up / etc.)
unfortunately there are days in which i wake up late...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-06, 08:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By 2l8

if you guys are "between" two sizes... do you...

if you guys are "between" two sizes... do you lean towards the bigger size or the smaller?

I think its safe to say I'm pretty much done growing.
i remember the one guy saying pros often pick...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-06, 10:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By 2l8

no offense taken. did not mean to offend...

no offense taken. did not mean to offend neither... all to aware that i know jack.
is it possible to get the giant i want for 2800 AND get someone reputable to measure me?
or do i have to shell...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-06, 08:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By 2l8

i think u guys got the wrong idea. i just asked...

i think u guys got the wrong idea. i just asked the guy if the S or XS would fit me better. it took all of 5 min.
i didnt ask for a fitting or anything. i would love to buy from their store but:...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-06, 06:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By 2l8

went to RA cycles... spoke to felix. asked him...

went to RA cycles...
spoke to felix. asked him which would fit my height, S or XS. He said he couldn't tell me because then I can take his advice and buy the bikes off the internet or somewhere...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-06, 09:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By 2l8

I DID test ride the bikes. I honestly could NOT...

I DID test ride the bikes.
I honestly could NOT tell the difference between the two. Then again this is my first real road bike.
But the store people told me that a year later when I put miles on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-06, 11:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By 2l8

how can i find what frame size i should pick for my height?

Looking to buy an '05 GIANT TCR ZERO
I went to a place that says at 5'3" I should be a size S.
that the important factor for me is the top tube length. (the XS is NOT LONG ENOUGH)
but all the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-06, 03:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,874
Posted By 2l8

pelikan: glad to help. now i wish my...

pelikan:

glad to help.
now i wish my decision were easier.
i'm short and i want a tough workout AND commute bike.

thanks to this forum... giant is in the lead.
i lost the '05 tcr 2 in my...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-06, 04:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,874
Posted By 2l8

Damn! that is beautiful! Is that the '05 TCR...

Damn! that is beautiful!
Is that the '05 TCR Comp 0 you bought from R&A in january?

not ruling out the felt but...
I think for my height (5'3") giant might be the best choice.

DAMN i wish the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-06, 06:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,874
Posted By 2l8

went to ra today... the Giant TCR Composite 2...

went to ra today...
the Giant TCR Composite 2 '05 for $1895.00 is out of stock in my size...
pretty bummed bout that.
Curse my metal body. I wasn't fast enough. It's all my fault!

now for my...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-06, 01:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,874
Posted By 2l8

well the whole reason i had to stop running was...

well the whole reason i had to stop running was because of bad knees.
also the reason why im buying CF.

the compact design looks like a "girl's bike."
i heard that before too...

i am also...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-06, 11:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,874
Posted By 2l8

well im SHORT (5'3") SHORT LEGS to boot. ...

well im SHORT (5'3")
SHORT LEGS to boot.

think i can haggle an f4c for 2000 @ ra?
i doubt it... ra is kind of strict w price they seem.

does the felt have tougher steering? is that what you...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-06, 06:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,874
Posted By 2l8

woah. ive heard only good things about ra...

woah.

ive heard only good things about ra cycles...
what bad rep are you guys talkin bout?

i did test ride the tcr 3 '05 when feeling out carbon framed bikes...
waited this long for the '06...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-06, 07:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,874
Posted By 2l8

Newb MAKING THE JUMP felt vs giant?

Hailing from brooklyn...
i did some research...
test rode some bikes...
wanted to spend $800...
now looking at spending $2000!
CARBON FRAME!

the place of purchase:
r&a cycles
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-06, 03:48 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,938
Posted By 2l8

man now i'm terrified. here i am deciding on...

man now i'm terrified.
here i am deciding on whether to go with a giant tcr2, a specialized roubaix expert, or a trek 5200 for my FIRST BIKE.

now i'm terrified the whole carbon bike will shatter...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-06, 08:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,888
Posted By 2l8

no love for the trek 5200? so we're down to 2.....

no love for the trek 5200?
so we're down to 2..
in the red corner...
the '06 specialized roubaix xpert 49cm $2250 http://www.specialized.com/OA_MEDIA/2006/bikes/06RoubaixExpert27_Sil_l.jpg

vs....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-06, 06:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,888
Posted By 2l8

the nightmaer continues... went to SHEEPSHEAD...

the nightmaer continues...
went to SHEEPSHEAD CYCLE SHOP on coney island ave

"do you have any tcrs?"
"no, no giants?"
"how bout the trek 5200"
"yea, u lookin for carbon frames? follow me."
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-06, 04:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,888
Posted By 2l8

woah man... exhausted. just got back from r&a. ...

woah man... exhausted.
just got back from r&a.
cool place.. cool people.
looked @ & compared the tcr3 & 2 ('05s)... was pretty much sold on the ('05) tcr2 for $1900 (best bang for buck?)
then he...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-06, 12:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,888
Posted By 2l8

ok so i went to TOGA one more time to test ride...

ok so i went to TOGA one more time to test ride the tcr3 and talk about making a buy.
they didn't have my size when i went last time so i test rode the "S". (i'm 5'3" 130) so im an XS in size.
im...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-06, 02:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,888
Posted By 2l8

how hard is it to get a proper fitting... They...

how hard is it to get a proper fitting...
They guys over @ toga said once i pik the bike i want... theyll spend like an hour w me on the bike making sure it fits perfectly...
do most LBS shops in...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-06, 09:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,888
Posted By 2l8

time for price checking and haggling I went to...

time for price checking and haggling
I went to toga off a recommendation off this board…

“For a road bike, I'd easily say Toga over the rest. They sponsor a team and have a sick selection of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-06, 01:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,888
Posted By 2l8

thanks for the advice... i don't plan on...

thanks for the advice...
i don't plan on competing, but do plan on going 110% on my rides...
i was used to running 10 miles a day (~50 min to 55.)... then knee surgery so now am going to cycling...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-06, 12:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,888
Posted By 2l8

NYC: wanted 2 spend $800 4 entry now considering $1300?!?!

wanted to spend UP 2 $800 for my first road bike.
went to this forum, researched, posted, went to 3 LBS in new york city area.

MAN were u guys right about fit and test riding...
went to bay...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-06, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,761
Posted By 2l8

a few more questions.. i admit i am pretty in...

a few more questions..
i admit i am pretty in love w the giant tcr.
i only test rode 4 bikes... 2 aluminum frames lightspeed/cannondale, 1 steel bianchi, 1 carbon giant.
should i be test riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-06, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,761
Posted By 2l8

update: MAN were u guys right about fit and...

update:
MAN were u guys right about fit and test riding...
went to bay ridge bicycles on 3rd ave (89th st)
good people. they stressed test riding bikes before buying.
test rode an aluminum...
01-15-06, 11:12 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,573
Posted By 2l8

How bout which nyc bike shop is best for buying...

How bout which nyc bike shop is best for buying road bikes?
I went to 'bicycle station' on vanderbilt and when I told them my situation they recommended the 2006 BIANCHI FORZA for $850 or the 06...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-06, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,761
Posted By 2l8

a felt 80.. yeah this board gives a lot of...

a felt 80.. yeah this board gives a lot of endorsement to felt.
I raised amy eyebrow when they didn’t have many bikes in stock and kept pushing 06 bianchis on me. (brava and forza) for entry level....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-06, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,761
Posted By 2l8

'06 BIANCHI FORZA for $850?

Hello all:
After arthroscopic knee surgery, I am now a former runner..
I am now going to be using cycling as my form of exercise….
I am used to running 10 miles a day with 16 – 18 mile runs on...
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