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Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-13, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,269
Posted By XringX

2013 Cad Synapse Carbon 4 Rival or 2013 Giant Defy Composite 2..

Would like to confirm what I am thinking as basically the right idea..

I think the extra $600ish might be worth it because of components, but I am not experienced enough to evaluate that thought...
08-12-12, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,268
Posted By XringX

Yes...Exactly what I mean... Riding in the...

Yes...Exactly what I mean...

Riding in the big cog is what I have been doing..Kinda relieved that something isnt "wrong"//
08-12-12, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,268
Posted By XringX

Chain rubbing on big ring when in the lower gears....

105 componets, FSA Gossamere(sp?) front crank.

I have 2 rings up front. When I am on the smaller ring, and in lower gears (1st 3) in the back, the chain rubs on the inside of the big ring of the...
07-28-12, 12:58 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 119,123
Posted By XringX

I am in need of a long sleeve shirt...got one...

I am in need of a long sleeve shirt...got one left?
07-28-12, 12:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,252
Posted By XringX

Calories burned cycling...

I have never really paid attention to my calories, in or out..but I am now.

I am using My Fitness Pal on my phone and its pretty darn nifty!

But I question the calories burned it comes up...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-12, 04:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 892
Posted By XringX

OOOOFFAAAA.. you guys are almost right (and quite...

OOOOFFAAAA.. you guys are almost right (and quite astute!)....I measured from the center of the BB to the top of the head tube quickly and I get 23"... which makes it a 58cm...

Yes, I have short...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-12, 01:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 892
Posted By XringX

Guys... I bought it used from a friend of my...

Guys...

I bought it used from a friend of my wifes son..needed money for college type thing...My wife agreed in to the purchase really before I could say much...

The frame is a 55cm... I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-12, 03:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 892
Posted By XringX

Saddle position in 1st pic i believe is how I...

Saddle position in 1st pic i believe is how I purchased it. I paid for a bike fitting about a month after I got the bike.... Its through that bike fitting that I changed to the current set up,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-12, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 892
Posted By XringX

Re-cabled my Bianchi and new seat post...Much needed change......

This is the before pic.. the day I purchased it last Spring...

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/xringx/DSCF0062-2.jpg


And now..
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03-31-12, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 366
Posted By XringX

105 flight deck. spring that goes on the pivot pin, what is its orientation?

right side...I see how the spring goes in, where the catch is for the tab of the spring...but does it need to be pre-tensioned prior to installation of the pivot pin?

Or is it a slap it in and it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-12, 09:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,775
Posted By XringX

^^ lol... exactly.. and I rode my 1st summer...

^^ lol... exactly.. and I rode my 1st summer with them like that...Now I am thinking Yokozuna Reaction in WHITE!!..matching white handle bar tape...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-12, 09:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,775
Posted By XringX

Well, I was going to shorten them.. but I ****ed...

Well, I was going to shorten them.. but I ****ed one up.. Cable sets seem pretty cheap, so I thought I would just buy a new set...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-12, 09:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,775
Posted By XringX

I see that I have confused people .. the rear...

I see that I have confused people .. the rear brake cable is to short.. what you see is a pathetic attempt at fixing the cable... I braided/spliced 2 pieces together, then using a soldering iron I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-12, 07:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,775
Posted By XringX

I am such a dumb ass......Cables and housing...

I decided to do something about the mess that was my shifting and brake cables...And now I am 1 inch to short on one....

Now I have to buy new cables and housing...Recommendations? Jagwire seems...
09-15-11, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,026
Posted By XringX

Thanks guys.. brings up a question.. The routing...

Thanks guys.. brings up a question.. The routing that goes through the frame...should I use some fishing string as a pull through? Or is there a dedicated path that will route the wire?
09-15-11, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,026
Posted By XringX

I would like to shorten my brake cables

Edit: Shift cables(i am dumb)

As they are very very long (they almost hang down on the front wheel).

This is for a Bianchi C2C 928 with internal cable routing.

I am more than mechinacally...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-11, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By XringX

Seat position in relation to leg muscles used...

Does having your seat lower or higher "tend" to make you use a different set of leg muscles?

I raised my seat a tad and I am noticing my upper quad on the inside getting fatigued quicker than it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-11, 02:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,469
Posted By XringX

Good clarification for me... as I can maintain...

Good clarification for me... as I can maintain 18-20 solo for my 30 mile course, but at the end of the ride my computer tells me i avg 16.2..And I am a fat bastard (236lbs down from 270lbs)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-11, 08:08 PM
Replies: 19,248
Views: 4,001,152
Posted By XringX

Yesterday was an almost $300 day on stuff.... At...

Yesterday was an almost $300 day on stuff.... At my LBS, 2 Kenda Kwest tires and tubes for sons bike, patch kit, Chamoise Glide, 2 insulated water bottles for the wife. Performance Online, Elite...
08-31-11, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,560
Posted By XringX

Not sure if that was directed at me or not but I...

Not sure if that was directed at me or not but I hope it was not....

I was just looking for a road bike for my son, saw this, called, owner looked at the pic same as me and said its...
08-31-11, 05:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,560
Posted By XringX

Then we are talking about 2 different things I...

Then we are talking about 2 different things I think.........

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/xringx/schwinn.jpg
08-30-11, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,560
Posted By XringX

Schwinn "California" model

While looking for a small road bike for my son, ran across and very good conditioned Schwinn California model.

I have found only 1 website saying it might be rare, but thats it.. So its peaked my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-11, 12:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 861
Posted By XringX

My experience with exact same pain is a bulging...

My experience with exact same pain is a bulging disk in your back... It puts pressure on the the nerves in your spine to those areas. The worse it is, the lower the pain goes (hammies for me). My...
08-19-11, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 385
Posted By XringX

weird pinging almost a crunchy noise from back wheel when I am on bike

Spokes are all straight and tight. No noise when wheel spins, but ride it and it make noise. Continues when pedaling. LBS who didnt have time to fix think in might be in the back gears...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-11, 08:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,004
Posted By XringX

Actually, it wasnt Performance... That was to be...

Actually, it wasnt Performance... That was to be our second stop. We had been to Performance several times before, but they didnt seem willing to do much other than if you buy it, they will put it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-11, 06:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,004
Posted By XringX

She rode for 1hr and 20min, covering 15.5 miles...

She rode for 1hr and 20min, covering 15.5 miles at an easy pace..She wanted to stop at one point, but fought through it, which is a big deal for my wife. She is a non athlete, heck, if its to warm...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-11, 01:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,004
Posted By XringX

Well.. She got a new bike. CAAD9 7 in the matte...

Well.. She got a new bike. CAAD9 7 in the matte black... BBQ is the official color... Here is the story...

Friday afternoon:
She "Is the CAAD8 for 650 a good deal?" I answer "For the sale...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-11, 09:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,004
Posted By XringX

How do I explain to my wife.... in non road bike terms, why.

A new 2011 CAAD 8 Sora for $650

http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeSpecs.aspx?Year=2011&Brand=Cannondale&Model=CAAD8+7+Sora&Type=bike

Is so much better than a 2011 KHS 223 for $599.....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-11, 05:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,356
Posted By XringX

They are wrong... I started riding my Mavic...

They are wrong... I started riding my Mavic Aksiums when I weighted 268. Now I am 241lbs and they are doing fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-11, 08:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,301
Posted By XringX

I know 27 miles isnt long in the real world.. but...

I know 27 miles isnt long in the real world.. but it is for me...at least for now
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-11, 08:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,301
Posted By XringX

Please educate me about hydration while riding

I did 23 miles a couple days of ago (long for my fat ass) and last few miles killed me.

Today I did 27 and I was much faster and burned through the last few miles as I never have before. Today I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-11, 12:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,407
Posted By XringX

As a new rider with past health issues (knee...

As a new rider with past health issues (knee surgeries, back issues) a bike fit was very importantent to me cause I wanted to start out right.

If I was in my 20's, I would have blazed my way...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-11, 11:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,186
Posted By XringX

Speaking from experiance.. I am similiar but not...

Speaking from experiance.. I am similiar but not as extreme as you... I started out at 268 a few months ago. This AM I am 247.

The 2 conflicting statements of "it gets easier" and "it doesnt get...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-11, 07:58 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,449
Posted By XringX

http://data.srmlive.de/TDF/ Some live...

http://data.srmlive.de/TDF/

Some live telemetry for you
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-11, 01:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,406
Posted By XringX

a longer handle bar stem would move your arms out...

a longer handle bar stem would move your arms out some. When I had my bike fit, the fitters goal was to get my arms at a 90 degree angle to my body..you look to be less than that.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-11, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By XringX

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/xringx/DS...

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/xringx/DSCF0062-2.jpg

Old bike setup

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/xringx/DSCF0091.jpg

New bike setup... Sorry for the dark pictures.. but...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-11, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By XringX

3rd ride after bike fit.. very good stuff

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/751004-I-had-my-bike-fit-done-this-morning...?highlight=xringx

Thats the bike fit thread..

Very hot, not sure of exact temp at the time of the ride but...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-11, 06:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,003
Posted By XringX

Sorry, was gone to a conference at the last...

Sorry, was gone to a conference at the last minute and just got back...

Actually, he recommended "go to ebay or some online site"....While he works part time at a bike shop doing fittings.....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-11, 03:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,003
Posted By XringX

Should I edit it? Cause clearly I didnt know...

Should I edit it? Cause clearly I didnt know...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-11, 01:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,003
Posted By XringX

$140, or a $1 a min. or $60/hr

$140, or a $1 a min. or $60/hr
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-11, 12:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,003
Posted By XringX

I had my bike fit done this morning...

When to see Paul Rouse...http://ohiocyclingcenter.com/

Overall impression is that he is thorough with what he does and I am glad I have had it done.

Being a Fred/newbie to riding, I wanted...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-11, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2,076
Views: 176,031
Posted By XringX

I am total Fred..... According the the BMI...

I am total Fred.....

According the the BMI index, i am currently 75lbs overweight riding a very nice carbon Bianchi bike.
I just bought some bibs.. love em.. still to self conscious to wear a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-11, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By XringX

Well, I have made an appt with Paul for Tuesday. ...

Well, I have made an appt with Paul for Tuesday.

I have read some threads about just how helpful a fitting is or not. I will post my thoughts about it after the fitting. One thing to jade the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-11, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By XringX

Recommendation for Bike fitter in Dayton area..

New bike, newish rider.. Want to be fitted.

Upon some reading, I dont think I am looking for a scientific fit..I can figure that one out for the most part.. I want some experiance and patience.. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-11, 01:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,124
Posted By XringX

Yes, its 105 group. I was caught in a bind...

Yes, its 105 group.

I was caught in a bind with wife getting involved with her friend and her son. I wasnt going to argue in front of them that its 105 vs the Ultegra and demand $200 off (or...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-11, 08:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,124
Posted By XringX

Yes, its a 105... I sorta left that out because I...

Yes, its a 105... I sorta left that out because I feel like a wuss....The kid had it wrong, but it would have been bad form to dicker over that with my wife and his mom there...

BUT THE STEM........
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-11, 05:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,124
Posted By XringX

Here is the obligatory bike in front of white...

Here is the obligatory bike in front of white garage door picture...

Lots of things I have notice since I have had the bike which are interesting to me..


handlebars have 3 spacers in (not...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-11, 10:52 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,124
Posted By XringX

in about 5 hours i will have pictures up... I got...

in about 5 hours i will have pictures up... I got home at 11:45pm last nite with the bike.. I had to get up and go to work and wont be home till 5:30...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-11, 05:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,124
Posted By XringX

my wife does have very good taste.. she married...

my wife does have very good taste.. she married me!

The pedals are KEO... I get how the shoes work..

Another nifty thing that came with the bike, a bag under the seat, with spare tube, plastic...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-11, 02:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,124
Posted By XringX

Well, we got the bike.. its in excellent...

Well, we got the bike.. its in excellent condition and only slightly dirty...I think 1500 was a fair price but thats it.. but the kid had a wrong date.. its a 2008. The only damage I could find was...
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