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Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-18, 04:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 216
Posted By tardman91

Rocky Mounts Adapter

I have a RockyMounts pitchfork that I used to use on a VW rack. It has the plate on the front that slides into the channel on the crossbar and you tighten it down with an Allen key.
I have someone...
03-13-18, 06:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 234
Posted By tardman91

RockyMounts Adapter

I have a RockyMounts pitchfork that I used to use on a VW rack. It has the plate on the front that slides into the channel on the crossbar and you tighten it down with an Allen key.
I have someone...
01-24-17, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,962
Posted By tardman91

Trailers really are the best. Besides being much...

Trailers really are the best. Besides being much safer, they're easier to manage while riding, and to put kids in and out of. They can be used with almost any bike, and can be found used for under...
08-04-16, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By tardman91

Well it's brand new, but if it does it drains...

Well it's brand new, but if it does it drains into the pan and out the drain on the side. No wet bikes. Now if the shelf collapses... that's another story.
08-04-16, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By tardman91

Home Made Bike Rack?

Anyone have any good examples of a home made rack out of PVC or something similar? I have a perfect spot in my garage under my water heater that I'd like to put my road bike, my 29er MTB, and my...
03-31-15, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,913
Posted By tardman91

I have the TomTom multi sport cardio and am very...

I have the TomTom multi sport cardio and am very happy with it. I use it for running and cycling and don't have any major complaints.
02-16-15, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,125
Posted By tardman91

I just picked one up for 20% off at a Spartan...

I just picked one up for 20% off at a Spartan Race I ran on Saturday. I used it for the first this morning on a quick run and I was impressed with the software. I am going to order the cadence sensor...
12-27-14, 10:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,108
Posted By tardman91

I actually went the LBS route and put a deposit...

I actually went the LBS route and put a deposit on a 2014 Raleigh Talus 29er. They did me a solid and honored a mis-priced bike from their other location (I had to drive to their other store for the...
12-26-14, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 786
Posted By tardman91

I don't know what language that page is in, but...

I don't know what language that page is in, but from what I could gather, and the photos, it looks plenty capable for some light off-roading.
12-21-14, 08:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,108
Posted By tardman91

Yeah the more I look around and compare specs it...

Yeah the more I look around and compare specs it seems that most of the entry level stuff is pretty much the same from the big box stores in the $400-600 range to the big name stuff in the $700-800...
12-20-14, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,108
Posted By tardman91

Thanks for the info. I have some Dick's reward...

Thanks for the info. I have some Dick's reward cash and am expecting some gift cards for Christmas, so I'll probably look there. I can order online and ship to store if need be. I am leaning towards...
12-18-14, 09:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,108
Posted By tardman91

I've been searching but my problem is usually...

I've been searching but my problem is usually size. I'm 6'3" so I usually need an XL frame from most manufacture. There's not a big selection of bikes that size on the used market.
12-18-14, 10:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,108
Posted By tardman91

Any good places to look online? I can handle...

Any good places to look online? I can handle basic assembly and then take it to a shop for fine tuning. The only one that I'm aware of Bikes Direct, and they didn't have anything that looked all that...
12-17-14, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,108
Posted By tardman91

Nishiki & Diamondback?

What's the consensus on these bikes compared to the $500-$700 offerings from the likes of Trek and Specialized? Are they mostly the same at the lower end?
I'm considering giving mountain biking a...
08-03-14, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 933
Posted By tardman91

I was thinking 29er since I'm 6'3" and I think I...

I was thinking 29er since I'm 6'3" and I think I would like the fact that it's easier to keep going once it's up to speed. Here in FL it's pretty flat and probably not very technical compared to most...
08-02-14, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 933
Posted By tardman91

Looking for a good beginner bike

I've been a fairly avid road cyclist for about 5 years now. I've got a Raleigh Sport (older model) and a nice Specialized Allez. They recently put in some nice single track trails very close to my...
07-07-13, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,196
Posted By tardman91

Tshirts that look like team jerseys?

Does anyone know if or where you can find tshirts that look like the team jerseys? I know most of the teams sell shirts on their websites, but they usually just have a small logo on them, and most...
03-18-13, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 669
Posted By tardman91

I guess the cycling culture in your city would...

I guess the cycling culture in your city would determine if there's a mostly Clyde club in your area, but I'm guessing there's probably not. I just joined the regular club and started riding with the...
03-18-13, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By tardman91

Going to use the wheels as my main set out on the...

Going to use the wheels as my main set out on the road, between 50-100 miles a week, mostly decently paved roads, some areas with cobblestones depending on the route. I'm not a weight weenie, but I...
03-17-13, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By tardman91

Thinking about new wheels

Here's the deal. When I started out cycling at around 275 lbs I was having a lot of trouble popping spokes on my 2010 Raleigh Sport. Fast forward to 250ish and a couple of wheels later and working...
03-13-13, 09:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,627
Posted By tardman91

Any recommendations in the low $300 price range...

Any recommendations in the low $300 price range besides the BD ones?
03-11-13, 11:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,627
Posted By tardman91

Is Pure Fix Really That Bad?

I've been looking at them recently as I'm looking for something to tool around on and ride casually with my wife (who is no roadie). I've seen a few threads where they get a really bad rap, but I'm...
02-14-13, 10:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,249
Posted By tardman91

I had a lot of luck with going paleo. I was...

I had a lot of luck with going paleo. I was pretty strict in the beginning and I lost a lot weight pretty quickly. Now I'm doing more of a modified paleo diet, trying to keep carbs and sugar pretty...
02-13-13, 11:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,188
Posted By tardman91

I started at around 280lbs 4 years ago. Now I'm...

I started at around 280lbs 4 years ago. Now I'm down to 220lbs thanks to adding in exercise (running and weights) and diet (mostly paleo). At 6'3" I'm pretty happy with 220lbs, but I'd love to get to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-13, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 965
Posted By tardman91

That actually might not be a bad idea. As long as...

That actually might not be a bad idea. As long as there aren't any large areas that might catch the wind like a sail and damage the bike somehow.
02-04-13, 11:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 819
Posted By tardman91

I'm not 100% positive, but I think they upped the...

I'm not 100% positive, but I think they upped the ante with Sora for 2013(?)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-13, 08:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,508
Posted By tardman91

I got a Specialized BG fit that started at $125...

I got a Specialized BG fit that started at $125 (I think). I walked out paying a tad over $200 with new bars and stem and stuff. Easily the best money I've ever spent on the bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-13, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,439
Posted By tardman91

Woot! I love my E5 Allez. And I don't have to...

Woot! I love my E5 Allez. And I don't have to crap my bib shorts if it falls over or I crash.
01-25-13, 08:30 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,201
Posted By tardman91

I'm no where near racing shape, but I have large...

I'm no where near racing shape, but I have large thighs and not much of a butt. I've gone down from a 42 to a 36 over the past few years, and I've recently had luck with GAP 1969 Standard and Boot...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-13, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,438
Posted By tardman91

I'd go with another Roubaix.

I'd go with another Roubaix.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-13, 03:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 524
Posted By tardman91

I don't need a new cassette. I was just wondering...

I don't need a new cassette. I was just wondering the ratios. I went for my first ride with the club today in almost a year and I didn't even leave the big ring. I didn't even need the 28, and that...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-13, 09:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 524
Posted By tardman91

I can't argue there. I was just curious.

I can't argue there. I was just curious.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-13, 06:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 524
Posted By tardman91

That's not my bike on BikePedia. Mine is a 10...

That's not my bike on BikePedia. Mine is a 10 speed SRAM. And I honestly don't have enough miles on the bike to know whether or not the rear cassette fits my needs or not. It's with the bike came...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-13, 02:12 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,295
Posted By tardman91

Well if that logic is sound, it seems pretty good.

Well if that logic is sound, it seems pretty good.
01-18-13, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By tardman91

Now that's some motivation. Good luck!

Now that's some motivation. Good luck!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-13, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 524
Posted By tardman91

I'm a little over 200lbs., so while I wouldn't...

I'm a little over 200lbs., so while I wouldn't really go above 24 in most situations, there are occasions where I need a little extra help lugging my butt up a bridge or two.


Good point. lol
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-13, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 524
Posted By tardman91

Allez Cassette Question

Does anyone know the teeth number for a 2011 Specialized Allez Comp Compact M2 Apex 11-28T 10 speed rear cassette? I've looked online but I find two different sets of numbers. I was wondering if...
01-18-13, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By tardman91

It was a long and tough road to get my times down...

It was a long and tough road to get my times down that low. I started around a 15 minute mile when I first took up running. I finished my first organized 5K in 39 minutes and some seconds. It...
01-17-13, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By tardman91

Almost Not a Clyde Anymore!

This turned out to be a lot longer than I planned it to be. :D

Started my journey with cycling about 5 years ago. I weighed 292 at my highest and decided that there was no way I was going to let...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-12, 09:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,369
Posted By tardman91

I think a lot of that $600 bucks comes in the...

I think a lot of that $600 bucks comes in the form of other upgrades as well. Better brakes, seatpost, seat, crank, and wheels. If you don't care about the other stuff and can't tell any difference...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-12, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By tardman91

There is a little bit of variance between how...

There is a little bit of variance between how some manufactures measure their frames, but a cm is still a cm. The real difference is in their sizes (L, XL, etc.) I had a Raleigh Sport that was a 61cm...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-12, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By tardman91

I'd pick up those Jawbones, but I'm not Asian. :(

I'd pick up those Jawbones, but I'm not Asian. :(
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-12, 10:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,521
Posted By tardman91

That is a nice bike, but available sizes are 52cm...

That is a nice bike, but available sizes are 52cm and under (hence the low price), so unless the OP is really short, not going to work.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-12, 07:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,521
Posted By tardman91

SRAM Apex is good stuff. I have it on my brand...

SRAM Apex is good stuff. I have it on my brand new Allez and now that I've adjusted to the Double Tap I'm really loving it.
Too bad those stickers are probably under the clear coat. That bike would...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-12, 07:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 920
Posted By tardman91

Fix it since you already just spent a bunch of...

Fix it since you already just spent a bunch of money on it.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-12, 07:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,398
Posted By tardman91

Get a Specialized Allez E5 aluminum frame then...

Get a Specialized Allez E5 aluminum frame then build it up with whatever you want.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-12, 02:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,521
Posted By tardman91

If you're new to road cycling I would not buy...

If you're new to road cycling I would not buy from bikes direct because the knowledge and service from a shop will go a lonnnng way towards you having a more enjoyable experience. If you like...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-12, 11:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,521
Posted By tardman91

Have you looked to see if your LBS has any...

Have you looked to see if your LBS has any leftover 2011 Allez's? You may be able to get a 105 equipped one at a pretty good discount. And as far as upgrading the Allez, the E5 frame is where it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-12, 10:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,521
Posted By tardman91

I'm pretty sure that they are functionally...

I'm pretty sure that they are functionally identical. They both use thumb shifters. I know for 2013 Sora is going with levers that are more like the Tiagra/105 type.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-12, 09:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,521
Posted By tardman91

I can't speak for the Ventura, but the Allez is...

I can't speak for the Ventura, but the Allez is an excellent frame that can be completely upgraded and serve you for many years to come. In general pretty much all road bike frames are upgradable to...
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