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Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-15, 05:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,434
Posted By IANative

How 'bout comfort? I'm currently looking at Zipp...

How 'bout comfort? I'm currently looking at Zipp 60's and/or Reynolds Assault because they're within my budget. Which one (or would either) offer the biggest improvement in ride comfort on longer...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-15, 08:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,031
Posted By IANative

Grip tape recommendation?

Any forum search I attempt is erroring out, so I apologize if this has been addressed recently...

Is there a particular brand/line of grip tape that is best suited to dampening hand shock and...
07-29-14, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,682
Posted By IANative

When I switched to UVerse earlier this year, I...

When I switched to UVerse earlier this year, I began getting the BEIN Sports channel. It's a Euro Sports channel- cycling & soccer mostly, it appears. Watched the Giro and the Tour de Suisse on it,...
07-09-14, 04:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,013
Posted By IANative

I'd submit that the newest TdF danger is wet...

I'd submit that the newest TdF danger is wet cobbles. Unless you're Chris Froome... then it's wet pavement.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-14, 07:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,770
Posted By IANative

@18lbs

@18lbs
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-14, 03:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,770
Posted By IANative

While this is not the same comparison, I have an...

While this is not the same comparison, I have an Orca BRV (same frame as yours, SRAM Rival groupset) and a Roubaix SL2. I ride the Orca nearly everyday and the Roubaix hangs in the garage. I'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-14, 06:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,132
Posted By IANative

29.5, easy downhill curve...

29.5, easy downhill curve...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-14, 04:42 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,967
Posted By IANative

Yeah, you and all the other Cyclone fans. All 25...

Yeah, you and all the other Cyclone fans. All 25 of them...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-14, 05:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,013
Posted By IANative

I just did this today, for the first time. While...

I just did this today, for the first time. While my Orca has roughly 2.5" drop from seat height to bar height, my Roubaix was set up w/ zero drop. I had 4 spacers below- 2 thins (.5cm) and one...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-14, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,190
Posted By IANative

Ridley Helium/SRAM Force good deal?

Saw this today from Competitive Cyclist:

Ridley Helium ISP/SRAM Force 22...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-14, 11:09 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,967
Posted By IANative

Actually, no. Specialized, Giant and Pinarello.

Actually, no. Specialized, Giant and Pinarello.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-14, 10:44 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,967
Posted By IANative

Interesting point. Where do the corresponding...

Interesting point. Where do the corresponding rosters of their respective offerings line-up (approximately)? For example, does Apex=Tiagra, Rival=Ultegra, etc.?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-14, 09:17 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,967
Posted By IANative

Certainly not my intent. Having been engaged in...

Certainly not my intent. Having been engaged in this passion for only a handful of years, I know just about enough to be wrong 50% of the time. "You don't know what you don't know." Eventually I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-14, 08:41 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,967
Posted By IANative

Is SRAM in decline?

"In decline" was the term used by the head honcho at my LBS the other day, noting that they don't stock many SRAM-equipped bikes because his customers want Shimano. He said it's a trend everywhere,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-14, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,367
Posted By IANative

Took me a while to figure out your question, but...

Took me a while to figure out your question, but yes they're on there. Those are a couple of RAGBRAI bike-bands from the last coupla years.

Thanks for all the suggestions, enjoi07.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-14, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,367
Posted By IANative

Noted, thank you. I just happened to have a...

Noted, thank you. I just happened to have a white garage door laying around...

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z348/IANative/Bikes/Roubaix14_zpse1c6541f.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-14, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,613
Posted By IANative

Spesh comparison- Tarmac v. Roubaix

My original LBS set me up w/ the Roubaix SL2 as my first road bike, citing it's more relaxed geometry and comfortable ride as "the only way to go" for a new cyclist. Really like the bike- don't know...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-14, 08:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,736
Posted By IANative

Better yet, stay out of Chicago.

Better yet, stay out of Chicago.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-14, 08:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,367
Posted By IANative

You mean like this? ...

You mean like this?

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z348/IANative/Bikes/Pre-RAGBRAI_zps392d8ffe.jpg (http://s1185.photobucket.com/user/IANative/media/Bikes/Pre-RAGBRAI_zps392d8ffe.jpg.html)...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-14, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,367
Posted By IANative

Skool me on used bike pricing/depreciation

I haven't been in this game long enough to have sold or traded a bike, so I don't really know what realistic expectations are. I looked at the Bicycle Blue Book, and it only listed my Orca- not my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-14, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 774
Posted By IANative

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z348/IANative/...

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z348/IANative/Bikes/Hangin_zpsd3dbe56a.jpg (http://s1185.photobucket.com/user/IANative/media/Bikes/Hangin_zpsd3dbe56a.jpg.html)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-14, 10:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,240
Posted By IANative

No, I guess I mean 80/100. 80 front; 100 rear.

No, I guess I mean 80/100. 80 front; 100 rear.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-14, 10:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,240
Posted By IANative

I did 100/80 in the 25mm's yesterday on the...

I did 100/80 in the 25mm's yesterday on the Roubaix (again, @ 180lbs). Could definitely tell a softer and almost "bouncy" ride, albeit w/ considerably more rolling resistance. I may try 110/95 on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-14, 10:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,240
Posted By IANative

Wow, I've never seen that chart, nor have I ever...

Wow, I've never seen that chart, nor have I ever ran my 23mm front tire that low. I've been a 115/95 kinda guy.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-14, 08:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,240
Posted By IANative

So, I finally received and mounted the GP4000...

So, I finally received and mounted the GP4000 Reflex's. How much psi should I run in them? I'm 180lbs, on a 58cm Roubaix SL2 w/ Fulcrum 6 wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-14, 01:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,240
Posted By IANative

Do not see that on the PBK site. They may be...

Do not see that on the PBK site. They may be gone already. I went ahead and ordered the GP4000 Reflex, just to get something in 25mm. I'll continue to check back for GP4000S.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-14, 06:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,240
Posted By IANative

Thanks for the suggestions thus far. Can anyone...

Thanks for the suggestions thus far. Can anyone answer the second part of my question?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-14, 03:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,240
Posted By IANative

700cm x 18/25-Inch?

700cm x 18/25-Inch?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-14, 03:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,240
Posted By IANative

PBK doesn't have the Schwable One in 700x25,...

PBK doesn't have the Schwable One in 700x25, either. At least not right now...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-14, 01:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,240
Posted By IANative

Best source for GP4000S (700x25)?

I usually buy my tires from PBK, but I've only ever bought 700x23... which is the only size they stock in the GP4000S. Does anyone else have the 700x25 at a comparable price?

After discovering...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-14, 04:07 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 20,459
Posted By IANative

You, sir, suck. And I say that w/ the utmost...

You, sir, suck. And I say that w/ the utmost envy and appreciation. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-14, 07:20 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,132
Posted By IANative

Does anyone else see my pic upside down? It...

Does anyone else see my pic upside down? It presents correctly for me...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-14, 11:37 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,132
Posted By IANative

Why's that? Actually, my mother is from...

Why's that? Actually, my mother is from Brisbane, but I was born 'n raised in Iowa.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-14, 07:37 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,132
Posted By IANative

SL2 Elite Rival ...

SL2 Elite Rival

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z348/IANative/Bikes/Pre-RAGBRAI_zps392d8ffe.jpg (http://s1185.photobucket.com/user/IANative/media/Bikes/Pre-RAGBRAI_zps392d8ffe.jpg.html)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-14, 03:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,938
Posted By IANative

I suggest a foam roller on the IT-band as part of...

I suggest a foam roller on the IT-band as part of your stretching routine.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-14, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By IANative

Sorry, Campag, can't help you. Since I've yet to...

Sorry, Campag, can't help you. Since I've yet to break my admittedly fragile-feeling Sportmask after 3 years, I've not yet to moved to the Hypermask. FWIW, I like the Sportmask for the same reason...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-14, 09:41 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 56,842
Posted By IANative

6'1" 34" inseam Bike 1- 58.2cm TT, 110mm...

6'1"
34" inseam

Bike 1- 58.2cm TT, 110mm stem
Bike 2- 57cm TT, 120mm stem
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-14, 08:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,495
Posted By IANative

I have very skinny legs, and I wear Pearl Izumi...

I have very skinny legs, and I wear Pearl Izumi Attack bibs without experiencing any "creep" as you describe.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-14, 08:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,960
Posted By IANative

Like

Like
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-14, 07:42 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,412
Posted By IANative

FWIW, my wife rides a 52cm Roubaix. Our LBS had...

FWIW, my wife rides a 52cm Roubaix. Our LBS had several Rubys but her fitting (longer torso and arms) suggested the Roubaix. She has a pre-existing sciatic-piriformis aggravation condition, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-13, 02:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,914
Posted By IANative

Y'all are way too ambitious for me. I'll settle...

Y'all are way too ambitious for me. I'll settle for a full RAGBRAI and the Blue Ridge Parkway, and I reserve the right to revise the list at a later date.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-13, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 18,450
Posted By IANative

How do each of those two (Romin and Toupe)...

How do each of those two (Romin and Toupe) compare to/contrast with the Avatar? I have the Avatar Comp Gel on my Roubaix, and it's much more comfortable than the factory Orbea saddle on my Orca. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-13, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By IANative

Orbea & SRAM

I don't pretend to understand all the nuances of the industry or claim more than the most rudimentary cycling knowledge. I do know that I like to ride my bikes and that I prefer the SRAM Double Tap...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-13, 02:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,236
Posted By IANative

OP, I bought the BRV from CC back in August, and...

OP, I bought the BRV from CC back in August, and couldn't be happier. The only thing I've done is change the factory wheelset to a set of Fulcrum 5's w/ GP4000s. I plan to use the factory Orbea...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-13, 08:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,532
Posted By IANative

In the dead space: ...

In the dead space:

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z348/IANative/Bikes/Hangin_zpsd3dbe56a.jpg (http://s1185.photobucket.com/user/IANative/media/Bikes/Hangin_zpsd3dbe56a.jpg.html)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-13, 07:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,656
Posted By IANative

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z348/IANative/...

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z348/IANative/Bikes/OrcaBRV_zps8785923c.jpg (http://s1185.photobucket.com/user/IANative/media/Bikes/OrcaBRV_zps8785923c.jpg.html)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-13, 07:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,511
Posted By IANative

Here's a very un-exciting pic of mine: ...

Here's a very un-exciting pic of mine:

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z348/IANative/Bikes/OrcaBRV_zps8785923c.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-13, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,511
Posted By IANative

I have about 500 miles on it now, in its bone...

I have about 500 miles on it now, in its bone stock configuration. Will continue to ride it as such until my hunting season/cold weather training regimen starts next month. My biggest/only...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-13, 08:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,511
Posted By IANative

Love mine more and more each time I ride it. ...

Love mine more and more each time I ride it. Mine is a 57cm, though, rather than 13'. You must have really long legs!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-13, 08:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,208
Posted By IANative

Scuz. Pull the trigger. I think you'll find the...

Scuz. Pull the trigger. I think you'll find the hybrid fast becomes your new "2nd bike."
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