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Forum: Touring
04-05-15, 07:58 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 137,338
Posted By slide13

They're just the current stock Bontager Race VR-C...

They're just the current stock Bontager Race VR-C bars. The do have a great bend profile to them, very comfortable.
Forum: Touring
03-26-15, 02:28 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 137,338
Posted By slide13

Wheels are 700c, that is true for 2013 as well as...

Wheels are 700c, that is true for 2013 as well as the current models.

Stock derailleur would have been a clamp on, bottom swing, using a 31.8mm adapter to fit the seattube diameter. You'll need a...
Forum: Touring
03-06-15, 06:20 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 137,338
Posted By slide13

Just built this one up today in anticipation of...

Just built this one up today in anticipation of spring!

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-10, 12:45 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,869
Posted By slide13

"...that word. I do not think it means what you...

"...that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. ..." (Princess Bride quote...great movie)

Unless you restructured the shape of your wheel to create a specific election result...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-09, 09:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,584
Posted By slide13

It's just Sram. There is no "h" and no...

It's just Sram.

There is no "h" and no "c"....it's just Sram. I don't know why but I find it somewhat annoying when people pronounce it Shram and really annoying when they say Scram. Not sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-09, 09:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,803
Posted By slide13

I love white frames. Not sure why but they...

I love white frames. Not sure why but they always look good. I don't have one now but I've had a couple of white MTBs in the past.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-09, 06:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,256
Posted By slide13

I have a 2008 Trek Fuel EX 8 which I love. Right...

I have a 2008 Trek Fuel EX 8 which I love. Right now I only have one mountain bike and two road bikes but if I had to choose the mtn. bike would be the one to stay for me. I like road riding, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-09, 01:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,465
Posted By slide13

The important question is what color is the...

The important question is what color is the Litespeed?

See, orange is a fast color, hence the quickness of the Poprad. Red is the only faster color, so if your Litespeed is red then something...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-09, 08:23 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 26,549
Posted By slide13

I mean, there is certainly something to be said...

I mean, there is certainly something to be said for picking the appropriate tool for the job (in this case a touring bike, nice hybrid, etc.) but hey, at least the guy is riding a bike and he...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-09, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By slide13

Go ask your LBS to see if they have any. We used...

Go ask your LBS to see if they have any. We used to keep some of those around when we had the space and were typically more then happy to give them out when people needed them.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-09, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By slide13

I'm sure you could part it out for more $$$, but...

I'm sure you could part it out for more $$$, but how much more really? Compared to the extra work involved. I would decide what you want for it and put it up and see if you can move the whole group...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-09, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By slide13

MSRP is just a tick over $500 I think. The...

MSRP is just a tick over $500 I think. The online store for Bontrager/Trek has some weird pricing on wheels, talk to your dealer though and you should be able to get them in the neighborhood of $500.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-09, 11:26 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,727
Posted By slide13

We don't really use chip seal in Iowa or...

We don't really use chip seal in Iowa or Wisconsin were I've lived most of my life. I moved to Seattle for a little while and was really surprised by the stuff. It's quite terrible to ride on and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-09, 05:29 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,445
Posted By slide13

I have a serious problem with Sprecher's Lo-Cal...

I have a serious problem with Sprecher's Lo-Cal Root Beer. It is simply amazing!!! It comes in 16oz bottle four-packs and I buy at least 3 or 4 at a time.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-09, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By slide13

Working at a bike shop is great....as long as you...

Working at a bike shop is great....as long as you don't want to make a lot of money or anything. I have many years of working in shops under my belt and I loved every one of them. I'm poor but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-08, 05:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,213
Posted By slide13

Pick a could butted spoke as that will build a...

Pick a could butted spoke as that will build a stronger wheel then straight gauge and it's lighter too. There are lots of good parts out there so I don't have any strong opinions on rims and such,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-08, 05:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 974
Posted By slide13

Now that is the litigious American spirit I like...

Now that is the litigious American spirit I like to see :)

Oh, and sorry about the crash...that really does suck, I feel for ya!!! I hope that on the day I crash I'm riding my steel bike and not...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-08, 04:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 974
Posted By slide13

I think in many cases bikes will survive what you...

I think in many cases bikes will survive what you described just fine, but if you hit it just right it can certainly happen. Carbon is strong under normal riding conditions, but they are not as...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-08, 05:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,036
Posted By slide13

Nice, that is a good looking frame. Thrown on a...

Nice, that is a good looking frame. Thrown on a black saddle, bar tape, and seat post and it will look awesome.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-08, 09:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,494
Posted By slide13

Did they replace the chain too? If not it could...

Did they replace the chain too? If not it could be the chain is a little too stretched and not meshing well with the new cassette.

Otherwise I would check derailer hanger alignment and chain...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-08, 01:36 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,541
Posted By slide13

Yeah, there are some nice bikes on the list but...

Yeah, there are some nice bikes on the list but if this is a BF bike of the year then the CAAD 9 has to get it. I've never seen so much talk about an aluminum frame in the past few years. I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-08, 08:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,197
Posted By slide13

Yeah, it does seem like a dying breed I'm afraid....

Yeah, it does seem like a dying breed I'm afraid. Too bad too, there is something all business about a basic aluminum frame with high end parts. Seems like a pure bred, budget racing machine to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-08, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By slide13

Very nice, you would have been a very well liked...

Very nice, you would have been a very well liked customer at any of the shops I used to work for :)

mmm...I haven't had a Fat Tire in a long time.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-08, 09:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,325
Posted By slide13

Bontrager Pro Wrench. Great stand with built in...

Bontrager Pro Wrench. Great stand with built in truing tool and, my favorite, the saddle hanger thingy for quick adjustments when you don't really want to go to the trouble of clamping it in place.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-08, 05:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 624
Posted By slide13

56 does sound small for someone 6', at least in a...

56 does sound small for someone 6', at least in a Trek frame. I think 58cm would be a much more likely choice for proper fit.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-08, 04:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,618
Posted By slide13

Totally depends on the companies involved. If...

Totally depends on the companies involved. If you don't sell a line then some companies will not offer any discount (usually the larger ones) while others will hook you up no problem in hopes that...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-08, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By slide13

I don't like Shimano very much and while 7900 is...

I don't like Shimano very much and while 7900 is an impovement, I still don't care for the shape of the levers and the fact that the main lever pivots. I have Red on one bike and Record on the other...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-08, 08:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,547
Posted By slide13

If you like DA then I say go for it. I don't...

If you like DA then I say go for it. I don't race and I don't even ride with a club or anything and I have one bike with Red and one with Record. Not a big Shimano fan personally, but if I was I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-08, 05:20 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,464
Posted By slide13

I often feel that way about my road...

I often feel that way about my road bike...sometimes I get really into it but sometimes it is quite boring to ride. Get a mountain bike....I always have a great time on my mountain bike whether...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-08, 10:06 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,230
Posted By slide13

Sorry, but I don't think that is correct. You...

Sorry, but I don't think that is correct. You are working with Gross Profit of the selling price here. Markup is just that, how much is it marked up from the original price. Something that is...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-08, 09:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,023
Posted By slide13

Interesting, I'll have to keep an eye on and see...

Interesting, I'll have to keep an eye on and see how it does over time. Oh well, a Force one is pretty cheap if necessary down the road. I thought there was going to be issues with my carbon Record...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-08, 08:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,023
Posted By slide13

I've heard that about the red front der, but I...

I've heard that about the red front der, but I went ahead and got the Red one and it works great. Seems to shift just as well as my Record carbon front der.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-08, 05:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,590
Posted By slide13

Would be a good buy at that price but the 20%...

Would be a good buy at that price but the 20% doesn't work on bikes...which evidently means frames too because the discount didn't apply when I put it in my cart. And no...I didn't check out.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-08, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By slide13

Yeah, what he said.

Yeah, what he said.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-08, 11:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,798
Posted By slide13

Wow. I like the jacket. I have quite the taste...

Wow. I like the jacket. I have quite the taste for nice (read expensive) things and don't mind spending what some people consider a whole lot of money on some of those things and even I think that...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-08, 05:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,519
Posted By slide13

Totally different types of bikes as others have...

Totally different types of bikes as others have stated. If you want a race bike get the Tarmac, simple as that.

I used to have a Roadie though and it is probably my favorite overall bike I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-08, 11:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 764
Posted By slide13

That is great! :) I've always though a...

That is great! :)

I've always though a jersey with something along the lines of "Proud member of the NRA. Packing heat while dropping the hammer" would be effective in creating a little more of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-08, 11:18 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,173
Posted By slide13

Prada is an overpriced fashion brand. If you...

Prada is an overpriced fashion brand. If you want real nice shoes look at Edward Green, John Lobb, etc. Those are some expensive shoes but at least they are actually worth the high price asked for...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-08, 11:34 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,026
Posted By slide13

Nice post Bike Wise, I like that.

Nice post Bike Wise, I like that.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-08, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 824
Posted By slide13

Those weight differences are due to more then...

Those weight differences are due to more then just the frame though, keep that in mind. The steel/carbon MJ frame comes in at about 3.5lbs for a 57cm. My guess is that is less then 1lb heavier then...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-08, 01:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,155
Posted By slide13

As a long time former shop employee I say ask...

As a long time former shop employee I say ask them before you just go buy it online. If a good customer came in and said "hey, I can get such and such online for a great price of $xx.xx, I wanted to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-08, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By slide13

Step 1: Post for sale ad on Craigs List, Ebay,...

Step 1: Post for sale ad on Craigs List, Ebay, etc.
Step 2: Sell bike for a reasonable amount
Step 3: Scour website in Step 1 for used road bike in same price range as you sold the 7100 for
Step...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-08, 05:00 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,388
Posted By slide13

I've worked in four different shops and unless we...

I've worked in four different shops and unless we knew you really well there was no way you were borrowing our tools, sorry. To many people would find a way to damage the tool, damage the bike or...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-08, 05:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By slide13

Not too hard but still fun. Trying to trackstand...

Not too hard but still fun. Trying to trackstand while drinking a beer is much more difficult though. Something about tipping your head back always throws off the balance in my experience.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-08, 08:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,259
Posted By slide13

Yeah, sometimes stickers can be misleading. If...

Yeah, sometimes stickers can be misleading. If it says "Handbuilt in the USA" on your Trek then the frame was actually made in Waterloo. If it says something else it could be made in Waterloo or...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-08, 12:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,259
Posted By slide13

Currently anything OCLV is made in Waterloo, WI. ...

Currently anything OCLV is made in Waterloo, WI. That include OCLV mountain bike and the 5 & 6 series Madones. When you go back a few years the higher end aluminum models were built in Waterloo as...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-08, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,828
Posted By slide13

Yeah, I think expecting 50% of what you paid is...

Yeah, I think expecting 50% of what you paid is even to much. Most shops will try to sell used bikes for about 1/2 of what a new one goes for, the trade in value is even less because they have to go...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-08, 05:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,680
Posted By slide13

I'd throw my hat in for Gunnar for something...

I'd throw my hat in for Gunnar for something reasonably priced. I had a Roadie and it was an awesome frame! Otherwise Marinoni is nice and would be my choice from the list. Otherwise I love...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-08, 04:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,031
Posted By slide13

Enjoy it man, I spent 9 years in bike shops and...

Enjoy it man, I spent 9 years in bike shops and it was great. I loved the people, the product, and the atmosphere. I have had a lot of great times working in bike shops. I like it so much I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-08, 04:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,184
Posted By slide13

Yeah, bad color combo with that bike. Ditch the...

Yeah, bad color combo with that bike. Ditch the decals and I think it will look great though. I love that green color!
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