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Forum: Foo
09-10-06, 07:25 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-06, 08:16 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-06, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By BeeTL

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-06, 07:57 PM
07-31-06, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,656
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-06, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By BeeTL

Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-06, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By BeeTL

For steel, check out the Soma Smoothie. I belive...

For steel, check out the Soma Smoothie. I belive it might be incrementally lighter than the crosscheck with a more traditional road geometry. The Tange tubeset supposedly compares favorably to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-06, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By BeeTL

Is it a Pacer? If so, what's the problem with...

Is it a Pacer? If so, what's the problem with it? Weight/Fit?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-06, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By BeeTL

Sell it to build up another new one! (I...

Sell it to build up another new one!

(I know, I'm evil...)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-06, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 271
Posted By BeeTL

Carbon's conductive too...at least as conductive...

Carbon's conductive too...at least as conductive as pine. Pine takes most of the lightning strikes around here. However, I'm not sure what level of conductivity qualifies as a bona fide lightning...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-06, 06:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 520
Posted By BeeTL

It looks like the Tete will achieve collectible...

It looks like the Tete will achieve collectible status, independent of the paintjob.

All LeMond spine bikes are now Carbon/Aluminum.

Well that's something...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-06, 09:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 798
Posted By BeeTL

$405. :)

$405.

:)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-06, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By BeeTL

Is it 105 10 speed? If so, compared to the...

Is it 105 10 speed? If so, compared to the Roubaix comp double at $2200 list it looks like a deal. If it's 105 9 speed it's probably a 2005 Pro frame they built up with whatever they had lying...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-06, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 905
Posted By BeeTL

I'm thinkin' for downhill MTB, it IS about the...

I'm thinkin' for downhill MTB, it IS about the bike.

Those things look like motorcycles without the engine...

A nice comfy and light roadie ain't so bad, either!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-06, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By BeeTL

I'd like to see what others think about this...

I'd like to see what others think about this setup vs a Polar HR/Cad/Speed unit vs my current Mity 8.

Do all these additional features add much value for the typical club rider?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-06, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 798
Posted By BeeTL

I'd expect it to get close to $400. The...

I'd expect it to get close to $400.

The orange Sarthes have a growing cult following, more so than any other color.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-06, 08:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,675
Posted By BeeTL

Believe me, I couldn't agree more. After a...

Believe me, I couldn't agree more.

After a year of tinkering on the internet, I'm loyal to my LBS. However, I always benchmark the "value added" against the best possible price. And when...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-06, 07:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,675
Posted By BeeTL

Good deal! See, it DOES pay to buy a Trek,...

Good deal!

See, it DOES pay to buy a Trek, especially if it's a cutting edge fabrication technique that fails and delaminates over time (Carbon?).

:)

By the way, I was pretty close on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-06, 01:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,641
Posted By BeeTL

Nice. Excellent color choice! I...

Nice.

Excellent color choice!

I almost thought it was Ti because of the two tone paint scheme. I forgot they changed the color scheme for '06.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-06, 11:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,675
Posted By BeeTL

No mail order, you have to buy in store, but just...

No mail order, you have to buy in store, but just down the road from Disney if you're a fan of the Mouse.

Being near Orlando, they get a lot of international buyers who buy in the store and ship...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-06, 09:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,675
Posted By BeeTL

There's a Trek "Factory Store" nearby that kind...

There's a Trek "Factory Store" nearby that kind of specializes in blowing out Trek's overstock. Periodically they buy large lots of NOS (2005) stuff that hasn't sold. Many times these items have...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-06, 11:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By BeeTL

If you need a complete build kit with wheels,...

If you need a complete build kit with wheels, bars, etc. www.gvhbikes.com is nearly impossible to beat.

Good prices on handbuilt wheels, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-06, 11:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By BeeTL

If you need a complete build kit with wheels,...

If you need a complete build kit with wheels, bars, etc. www.gvhbikes.com is nearly impossible to beat.

Good prices on handbuilt wheels, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-06, 10:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,675
Posted By BeeTL

I'm guessing a NOS WSD Trek 1000.

I'm guessing a NOS WSD Trek 1000.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-06, 09:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 642
Posted By BeeTL

I'm waiting to see that Serotta, then we'll have...

I'm waiting to see that Serotta, then we'll have to start a "post your Serotta" thread.

:)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-06, 08:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,989
Posted By BeeTL

Beautiful bike. I love the black... The...

Beautiful bike. I love the black...

The saddle to bar drop looks pretty modest, even with that stem. It's funny how bikes can end up looking so different to achieve proper fit from rider to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-06, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 934
Posted By BeeTL

Have fun and enjoy!

Have fun and enjoy!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-06, 10:07 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-06, 09:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By BeeTL

Late to the game, but I approve! ...

Late to the game, but I approve!

http://www.litespeed.com/images/2006/rb_ultimate.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-06, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By BeeTL

You're welcome! :)

You're welcome!

:)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-06, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By BeeTL

The best online resource for Tri and TT bike...

The best online resource for Tri and TT bike fitting is www.slowtwitch.com. It's not the easiest site to navigate, so use the search function for "fit".
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-06, 08:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 899
Posted By BeeTL

Congratulations Miller2, and good luck! ...

Congratulations Miller2, and good luck!


Nice.

By the way, how's that "heirloom" bike coming along?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-06, 03:04 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,537
Posted By BeeTL

I thought the Firenze was too small?

I thought the Firenze was too small?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-06, 09:50 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,537
Posted By BeeTL

I've got to say that the Ti thing has a certain...

I've got to say that the Ti thing has a certain appeal.

I expect to put several thousand miles on my steelie before it gives up the ghost for Ti, but I can still think about it.

A welded...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-06, 07:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,675
Posted By BeeTL

Sometimes it's better to be succinct.

Sometimes it's better to be succinct.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-06, 07:34 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,537
Posted By BeeTL

The Solano is a beautiful bike. I like the...

The Solano is a beautiful bike. I like the polished Ti.

Ultegra 9 or 10?

If I remember correctly, Colorado Cyclist had these a year ago as their year end special like the Firenze in 2006.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-06, 07:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,407
Posted By BeeTL

Mercx Corsa 7-11 from www.gvhbikes.com: ...

Mercx Corsa 7-11 from www.gvhbikes.com:

http://www.gvhbikes.com/photo/Merckx/54MerckxCorsaSLX.JPG
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-06, 06:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 600
Posted By BeeTL

It's important to set goals in life, check them...

It's important to set goals in life, check them of as you achieve them, celebrate a bit, then set new ones.

This is one I'm particularly proud of, one that's just for me.

:)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-06, 01:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,216
Posted By BeeTL

I have had some VERY confident salespeople try to...

I have had some VERY confident salespeople try to tell me I'd be good on a 52-54. Standover looks fine on most compact geometry frames in these sizes.

I'm 5'7" and ride a 48!

I actually...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-06, 09:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 600
Posted By BeeTL

1000 miles!

This will be my first full calendar year of riding seriously. As such, I was pretty excited to see the odometer tick over 1000 miles for '06 as I pulled into the neighborhood this evening.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-06, 08:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 751
Posted By BeeTL

Exactly.

Exactly.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-06, 08:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 678
Posted By BeeTL

Is she HOT? :p

Is she HOT?

:p
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-06, 08:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,216
Posted By BeeTL

For the record, it is my belief that the opposite...

For the record, it is my belief that the opposite is true.

For a moderately fit recreational cyclist with less than optimal conditioning and flexibility, who has aspirations to achieve maximum...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-06, 08:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 678
Posted By BeeTL

Easy, Since the LeMond and Fisher are local,...

Easy,

Since the LeMond and Fisher are local, test ride them. If you fall in LOVE, the Litespeed wasn't meant to be.

If you don't fall in love, order the Litepeed 'cause you've got a hankerin'...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-06, 08:13 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,670
Posted By BeeTL

Yeah, although I wonder if those who are super...

Yeah, although I wonder if those who are super anal retentive about getting the grade calculation EXACTLY RIGHT would be best served by using a GPS in conjuntion with a rolling cyclocomputer...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-06, 07:29 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,670
Posted By BeeTL

Oh my god! In one sentence you explained a...

Oh my god!

In one sentence you explained a concept I have failed to grasp over multiple months of reading about hill climbing.

I say 'reading about' because I live in Florida where there are...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-06, 07:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By BeeTL

I am always surprised when people throw out...

I am always surprised when people throw out manufacturer's frame "size" like it means anything at all. Sizing from brand to brand varies widely. The most important measurerment is top tube length,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-06, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By BeeTL

Yup, but you also get high quality handbuilt...

Yup, but you also get high quality handbuilt wheels and a worry free, duty free shipping arrangement and an unconditional return policy within the US.

I just bought bars from www.probikekit.com,...
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