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Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-15, 02:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,211
Posted By Carbon Unit

I care too. I am interested in hearing your...

I care too. I am interested in hearing your updates on the Bamboo.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-15, 09:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,211
Posted By Carbon Unit

Yes, there are advantages. I would say that it...

Yes, there are advantages. I would say that it would be a great frame for long rides like a century. After 100 miles on a bamboo you be less fatigued than on other frames. I have ridden them and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-15, 09:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,211
Posted By Carbon Unit

I bought a Calfee Bamboo frame for my wife. I got...

I bought a Calfee Bamboo frame for my wife. I got a good deal off of Ebay. It still just a frame and fork and it isn't 6-7 pounds. It is heavier than my carbon frame but not by much. It weights...
10-11-15, 09:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,754
Posted By Carbon Unit

I have a carbon fork on my Calfee that was...

I have a carbon fork on my Calfee that was manufactured somewhere between 2003 and 2005 that was made without lawyer lips. I don't think anyone would make them this way now though.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-15, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By Carbon Unit

If you are riding Hamilton Pool you are braver...

If you are riding Hamilton Pool you are braver than I am. I have seen very few people riding it and there is always a long string of pissed off drivers behind the cyclist.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-15, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By Carbon Unit

It is dark when I leave for work and almost dark...

It is dark when I leave for work and almost dark when I get home. The roads near me I consider to be dangerous which means I would need to put my bike in my car and drive somewhere. This is what I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-15, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By Carbon Unit

Thanks, this helps. I did my first workout...

Thanks, this helps. I did my first workout yesterday with TR and Sufferfest. It took a lot of the boredom out of riding in doors and I got a good workout too.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-15, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By Carbon Unit

Trainer Road and Sufferfest

My cycling performance has really deteriorated since I moved from California to Texas. However, I just started riding with a guy from my work and I am feeling really out of shape. So, I just...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-15, 09:44 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,229
Posted By Carbon Unit

That is right! I can change my name and without...

That is right! I can change my name and without cutting off any body parts.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-15, 01:45 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 24,548
Posted By Carbon Unit

The best long distance road bike is the one that...

The best long distance road bike is the one that you feel most comfortable riding. Ride a bunch of bikes and pick the one that speaks to you.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-15, 01:41 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,229
Posted By Carbon Unit

Mine was taken from the first Star Trek movie. ...

Mine was taken from the first Star Trek movie. The Earthlings were referred to as Carbon Units. I am not a Trekkie but I do ride a carbon bike.

Now, I would like to change my name and have a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-15, 09:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,446
Posted By Carbon Unit

Robert Kahler, who runs the torture clinic, told...

Robert Kahler, who runs the torture clinic, told me not to concern myself with a bike's weight until I had stripped all of the unnecessary fat from my body. So far I haven't lost all of my body fat...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-15, 09:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,293
Posted By Carbon Unit

I only use Arundel cages. My Arundel cages have...

I only use Arundel cages. My Arundel cages have been on my bike since 2007 and I have never lost a bottle.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-15, 08:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,196
Posted By Carbon Unit

Wow that is a lot of tubes. I use to buy tubes...

Wow that is a lot of tubes. I use to buy tubes from Performance Bike when they went on sale and I think they were 5 for $10.00 several years ago. I still have some of them left. I patch tubes and...
Forum: Introductions
06-08-15, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Carbon Unit

Where will you be riding? I am also in Austin.

Where will you be riding? I am also in Austin.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-15, 02:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,310
Posted By Carbon Unit

If you come across a gorilla riding a bicycle, do...

If you come across a gorilla riding a bicycle, do not make eye contact!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-15, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,259
Posted By Carbon Unit

I put Shoe Goo on my Speedplay road cleats and I...

I put Shoe Goo on my Speedplay road cleats and I think there are very walkable. They don't make any clunking sound or slip on wet surfaces. But, there is nothing wrong with riding with mountain...
Forum: Introductions
05-15-15, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By Carbon Unit

Clean bike. What is it? Welcome to the forum.

Clean bike. What is it? Welcome to the forum.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-15, 07:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,593
Posted By Carbon Unit

The larger the bike, the taller the head tube. ...

The larger the bike, the taller the head tube. As long you can fix the fit by shorting the stem, then it might work for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-15, 01:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,601
Posted By Carbon Unit

Did the stiff neck last for more than four...

Did the stiff neck last for more than four hours?[/QUOTE]

Yes it did so the doc told to read something boring and the stiffness would go away.
05-06-15, 01:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 966
Posted By Carbon Unit

Parts of Orange County are very bike friendly. I...

Parts of Orange County are very bike friendly. I am from there. Irvine, Newport and Aliso Viejo are great places to ride. Check out Shady Canyon. I was a member of the Bicycle Club of Irvine. ...
05-06-15, 01:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 966
Posted By Carbon Unit

Look at a cross bike too. It might have...

Look at a cross bike too. It might have attachment points for a rake.

Where will be living in California? Make sure the roads you will be commuting on are bike friendly.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-15, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,623
Posted By Carbon Unit

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I went from a Selle Anatomica saddle to an SMP Plus. The Selle was the easiest on the sit bones but was causing numbness. The SMP felt like a rock at first but no numbness. The hard as a rock...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-15, 11:50 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,601
Posted By Carbon Unit

I took Viagra and it gave me a stiff neck.

I took Viagra and it gave me a stiff neck.
04-28-15, 01:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 864
Posted By Carbon Unit

That seems like a big difference to me. I am...

That seems like a big difference to me. I am about the same height as you and I ride a 60. My previous bike was a 62.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-15, 03:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,682
Posted By Carbon Unit

I have buying my C02 from these guys for years. ...

I have buying my C02 from these guys for years. Good prices and no complaints with the product.

Boxes of 10 16 gm threaded - Redrock Minnesota...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-15, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,118
Posted By Carbon Unit

I built my bike from a combination of used parts...

I built my bike from a combination of used parts and discounted parts parts off of Ebay. I got exactly what I want doing and think I got a better bike or at least one that I like more. However, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-15, 09:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,682
Posted By Carbon Unit

The Air Chuck is all metal so it won't crack or...

The Air Chuck is all metal so it won't crack or fail over time. It is tiny and weighs 18 grams. It is the only CO2 inflator I will ever use.

By the way, you can keep a partially used cartridge...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-15, 02:49 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,755
Posted By Carbon Unit

I carry a 17 gram Air Chuck and two or three...

I carry a 17 gram Air Chuck and two or three cartridges. My Air Chuck has never let me down.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-15, 08:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,850
Posted By Carbon Unit

I am a big fan of Arundel cages. I haven't lost a...

I am a big fan of Arundel cages. I haven't lost a bottle since I put them on in 2007.
04-07-15, 12:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,949
Posted By Carbon Unit

The Trance only comes in a 27.5 now. I am not...

The Trance only comes in a 27.5 now. I am not sure if that will affect my decision. I was planning on a 29er.
04-07-15, 05:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,949
Posted By Carbon Unit

I can probably find any brands if I am willing to...

I can probably find any brands if I am willing to drive a little. The closest shop to me carries Canondale and Giant. My neighbor is a Trek fan and has a repair shop in his garage.
04-06-15, 05:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,949
Posted By Carbon Unit

That's good question. I probably have close to...

That's good question. I probably have close to $5000 in my road bike. I think I can find something in the $3000 or less price range. I would then still have some money left for shoes and other...
04-05-15, 10:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,949
Posted By Carbon Unit

The Trance is also on my short list too. I...

The Trance is also on my short list too. I noticed that this year it is not available in a 29er only a 27.5 so now wheel size is one more thing to consider. It will take me some time to educate...
04-05-15, 09:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,949
Posted By Carbon Unit

Thanks for the reply. I have considered a hard...

Thanks for the reply. I have considered a hard tail but everyone I know that owns both a hard tail and FS bike tells me that I should get FS. Not having experience with either and getting on in...
04-05-15, 01:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,949
Posted By Carbon Unit

A roadie looking to take up mountain biking

I have never ridden a mountain bike but have decades of experience on road bikes. Since I moved from California to Texas I am decided to take up mountain biking.

Where I live road biking can be...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-15, 01:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,561
Posted By Carbon Unit

I ride a 2003 Calfee and have no desire to...

I ride a 2003 Calfee and have no desire to replace it. My next bike will be a mountain bike because I am surrounded by mountain bike trails. It would take a huge improvement in technology for me to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-15, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,661
Posted By Carbon Unit

They are probably faster than I am since I'm not...

They are probably faster than I am since I'm not breaking any speed records.

How flat resistant are they?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-15, 08:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,334
Posted By Carbon Unit

Post pictures![/QUOTE] I would but I haven't...

Post pictures![/QUOTE]

I would but I haven't figured out how from my BF smartphone app.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-15, 08:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,334
Posted By Carbon Unit

I think you should take a look at the new new...

I think you should take a look at the new new Campy crankset and reconsider your statement.[/QUOTE]

Campy is competing with Shimano to see who could make the ugliest crankset.

Who do you think...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-15, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,815
Posted By Carbon Unit

To me, the hollow crank arms are fairy dust. As...

To me, the hollow crank arms are fairy dust. As to cassettes, I personally prefer Shimano Ultegra 11s rear cassette with Campy 11s groupset. MUCH cheaper than Chorus and Shimano 11s wheelsets are...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-15, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,815
Posted By Carbon Unit

There is a groupo upgrade in my future. I have a...

There is a groupo upgrade in my future. I have a mix of 2001, 2003 and 2006 Record and Chorus triple. I plan on upgrading to a compact and will probably go with Chorus but had considered a Record...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-15, 07:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,539
Posted By Carbon Unit

Old slow tired Mercedes diesel. Doesn't go fast...

Old slow tired Mercedes diesel. Doesn't go fast but can slowly climb steep grades.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-15, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 665
Posted By Carbon Unit

I had numbness too before I changed my saddle to...

I had numbness too before I changed my saddle to an SMP which solved the problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-15, 02:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,763
Posted By Carbon Unit

1Up would be my choice. There is also Raxter but...

1Up would be my choice. There is also Raxter but I would take the 1Up over it.

Raxter Tarsus Hitch Mount Car Bike Rack (http://www.raxterracks.com/index.cfm?id=3&prodID=8)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-15, 08:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,180
Posted By Carbon Unit

I had a very bad hiatal hernia which collapsed my...

I had a very bad hiatal hernia which collapsed my left lung. After the surgery, my oxygen was too low to even walk. I needed to be on oxygen for six weeks before before I came off the machine. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-15, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 992
Posted By Carbon Unit

Yes, most CF frames are made in china. If Op...

Yes, most CF frames are made in china. If Op wants something made in USA like the Calfee that was mentioned, expect to pay 5x amount for a frame that is not 5x better. I am assuming OP just wants...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-15, 11:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 992
Posted By Carbon Unit

I ride a nude Calfee. It doesn't have paint or a...

I ride a nude Calfee. It doesn't have paint or a clear coat. I need to clean it with 303 Protectant every six months to keep it looking new.

Calfees are built in California. I have toured their...
Replies: 66
Views: 12,087
Posted By Carbon Unit

The look of the Helix never worked for me. If I...

The look of the Helix never worked for me. If I decide to get a Ti bike I will either go cheap with a Habinero or go for quality and get a Moots.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-15, 01:29 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 16,590
Posted By Carbon Unit

I loved riding in Irvine and Newport Beach. It...

I loved riding in Irvine and Newport Beach. It is the one thing I miss about California now that I live in Austin, Texas.
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