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Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-13, 12:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,989
Posted By GeorgePaul

I've had very good luck with Bontrager bottle...

I've had very good luck with Bontrager bottle cages, in particular the plastic RL, which I picked up for about $10/ea on sale.

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07-08-13, 01:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By GeorgePaul

Yes.

Yes.
07-08-13, 01:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 515
Posted By GeorgePaul

I think a Specialized Hardrock 26, which lists...

I think a Specialized Hardrock 26, which lists for $440, would meet your needs.
06-30-13, 09:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,387
Posted By GeorgePaul

I always wear a jock strap (not underpants) for...

I always wear a jock strap (not underpants) for this reason. Keeps everything in place.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-13, 06:29 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 20,869
Posted By GeorgePaul

I like the Topeak Wedge DryDag with QuickClick. ...

I like the Topeak Wedge DryDag with QuickClick. 325716325717
06-14-13, 03:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,804
Posted By GeorgePaul

I'm partial to the Lezyne CRV 12. Relatively...

I'm partial to the Lezyne CRV 12. Relatively small, well built, has everything I need.
Forum: Commuting
06-14-13, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,439
Posted By GeorgePaul

By "finger brakes", you mean cyclocross brake...

By "finger brakes", you mean cyclocross brake levers. Right?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-13, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By GeorgePaul

If you like Italian steel, Torelli makes frames...

If you like Italian steel, Torelli makes frames in many different standard colors and you can get custom colors too.
06-13-13, 01:54 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,889
Posted By GeorgePaul

That's not normal. The brakes were not set up...

That's not normal. The brakes were not set up right.
06-13-13, 12:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,218
Posted By GeorgePaul

Dahon bikes are of high quality and not...

Dahon bikes are of high quality and not throwaways.
06-12-13, 03:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,235
Posted By GeorgePaul

How about a Selle San Marco Mantra? This one dips...

How about a Selle San Marco Mantra? This one dips down in the back and the sides are flexible. I have one on my mountain/hybrid bike and I find it very comfortable.322944322945
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-13, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By GeorgePaul

You can get a very good brand name road bike with...

You can get a very good brand name road bike with an aluminum frame for around that price. Just look for sales.
06-11-13, 09:12 PM
06-11-13, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,345
Posted By GeorgePaul

Mirrycle mirrors are the best IMO. You could...

Mirrycle mirrors are the best IMO. You could mount a standard Mountain Mirrycle on your bar end or one of the "Evo" variants that Calhoun Cycle sells further up on your handlebars.322701
06-11-13, 02:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By GeorgePaul

Good choice. Specialized makes some great...

Good choice. Specialized makes some great bicycles. Did your wife get a new bike too? Welcome to BF.
06-11-13, 02:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,147
Posted By GeorgePaul

Thank you for participating in these forums. By...

Thank you for participating in these forums. By the way, I just purchased a KMC X10.93 chain for my road bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-10-13, 03:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,708
Posted By GeorgePaul

Thanks for the numbers, snafu. It's obvious from...

Thanks for the numbers, snafu. It's obvious from holding these tires in one's hand that they're quite heavy. I'm amazed that we're even arguing about this.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-10-13, 12:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,708
Posted By GeorgePaul

Schwalbe Big Apple tires are balloon tires that,...

Schwalbe Big Apple tires are balloon tires that, while heavy, provide lots of cushioning. And I think that you should focus on bicycles with front suspension only, rather than full suspension. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-13, 12:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 792
Posted By GeorgePaul

Not opposed. You made a wise choice. Sora should...

Not opposed. You made a wise choice. Sora should work fine for you.
06-06-13, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,457
Posted By GeorgePaul

I recently put a Selle SMP Lite 209 on my folder,...

I recently put a Selle SMP Lite 209 on my folder, because I needed more setback than my B-17 offers (the SMP has very long rails) and because I wanted to a try a saddle with a very long and wide...
06-06-13, 05:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,457
Posted By GeorgePaul

They do break in, but any saddle should be...

They do break in, but any saddle should be reasonably comfortable out of the box.
06-06-13, 03:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,282
Posted By GeorgePaul

I like Performance Bicycle and shop at my local...

I like Performance Bicycle and shop at my local Performance store often. They have great sales, a wonderful return policy and 10% credit if you have a Team Performance card. Jimbo: I think you made...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-13, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,217
Posted By GeorgePaul

BMC products are of excellent quality.

BMC products are of excellent quality.
06-06-13, 12:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 701
Posted By GeorgePaul

Good advice.

Good advice.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-13, 12:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,921
Posted By GeorgePaul

+1. This is exactly what I do. So do lots of...

+1. This is exactly what I do. So do lots of people in the clubs I ride with. Some start with the left pedal, though.
06-06-13, 12:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,161
Posted By GeorgePaul

Enroll in a medically-supervised diet program....

Enroll in a medically-supervised diet program. They will teach you about what you should/shouldn't eat, determine what your risk factors are and how to mitigate them, make sure that you are getting...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-13, 12:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,598
Posted By GeorgePaul

http://www.calhouncycle.com/productcart/pc/Evo-Mir...

http://www.calhouncycle.com/productcart/pc/Evo-Mirror-9p7.htm. Mirrycle mirror with hardware for clamping on your handlebars.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-02-13, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 789
Posted By GeorgePaul

Love the pictures. Thank you for sharing.

Love the pictures. Thank you for sharing.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-02-13, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 603
Posted By GeorgePaul

I suggest that you read the "New to folding...

I suggest that you read the "New to folding bikes, can't choose? Read this FIRST" thread. Welcome to the fold.
06-02-13, 01:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,555
Posted By GeorgePaul

I use a Brooks Swallow in black with titanium...

I use a Brooks Swallow in black with titanium rails on my carbon fiber road bike. I don't think it looks ugly at all, but even if it did look ugly, that wouldn't be a problem for me, since I don't...
06-01-13, 11:19 PM
Replies: 24,426
Views: 2,280,351
Posted By GeorgePaul

32 mile group ride. Only my third or fourth hilly...

32 mile group ride. Only my third or fourth hilly ride this year. Didn't drink enough water and got dehydrated. I need to remember to drink a lot at least 1 hr before a ride and much more during the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-13, 05:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,707
Posted By GeorgePaul

Lezyne needs a narrow hose. Hirame needs a wider...

Lezyne needs a narrow hose. Hirame needs a wider one -- won't fit in the narrow hose. Much better to get another pump if you want to use a Hirame chuck.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-13, 02:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,707
Posted By GeorgePaul

Me too. Couldn't put it on my Lezyne pump, so I...

Me too. Couldn't put it on my Lezyne pump, so I put my Hirame chuck on a Specialized Airtool Sport.
Forum: Commuting
05-30-13, 10:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,923
Posted By GeorgePaul

I've had very good luck with zappos.com.

I've had very good luck with zappos.com.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-13, 09:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,707
Posted By GeorgePaul

+1 on the Specialized pumps. My Airtool Pro is...

+1 on the Specialized pumps. My Airtool Pro is great. Solidly built, head locks on positively, works fine with both Presta and Schrader valves.
05-29-13, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By GeorgePaul

Ragarding the multi-release cleats (see...

Ragarding the multi-release cleats (see http://www.shimano.com/media/techdocs/content/cycle/SI/Pedals/PD_M970_M770_M540_M520/SI_41R0G_002/SI-41R0G-002-ENG_v1_m56577569830672281.pdf):

Because the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-13, 08:32 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,929
Posted By GeorgePaul

Good move. If you see something you like and to...

Good move. If you see something you like and to decide to buy, make sure that you get a basic bike fit, including replacing and/or adjusting the stem, handlebars, saddle and seatpost.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-13, 06:00 PM
Replies: 18,641
Views: 3,687,169
Posted By GeorgePaul

Topeak Wedge DryBag with QuickClick™, large. Best...

Topeak Wedge DryBag with QuickClick™, large. Best saddlebag I've ever had.

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-13, 01:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,000
Posted By GeorgePaul

Alan: There are very high quality full carbon...

Alan: There are very high quality full carbon bikes available for under $2K, with better components than you have on your Trek. Ride one and see if you like it better than what you have now -- I bet...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-13, 02:25 AM
Replies: 18,641
Views: 3,687,169
Posted By GeorgePaul

CueClip map/cue sheet holder.

CueClip map/cue sheet holder.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-13, 01:33 AM
Replies: 18,641
Views: 3,687,169
Posted By GeorgePaul

I splurged and got me one of these. 319651 ...

I splurged and got me one of these. 319651

Also a couple of Specialized jerseys.

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05-27-13, 10:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,760
Posted By GeorgePaul

A few years ago, I purchased a Küat NV platform...

A few years ago, I purchased a Küat NV platform rack from etrailer.com. It was great, but when I purchased a new vehicle last year, I got a 1UP USA Single Bicycle Quik Rack, which I'm very happy...
05-27-13, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,192
Posted By GeorgePaul

I had an Electra Townie for a couple of years,...

I had an Electra Townie for a couple of years, and rode it many times for several hours at a time. No problem.
05-27-13, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,089
Posted By GeorgePaul

Do yourself a favor and don't buy a bike at...

Do yourself a favor and don't buy a bike at Costco or Target or Walmart. Buy groceries, appliances and housewares at these stores. Buy a bicycle at a bicycle shop.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-27-13, 12:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,041
Posted By GeorgePaul

ttakata73: Now that is a very cool picture!

ttakata73: Now that is a very cool picture!
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-26-13, 09:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,041
Posted By GeorgePaul

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Dahon Mantis is...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Dahon Mantis is a short-wheelbase (34") bike with 16" wheels and the Dahon Dove is a short-wheelbase bike with 14" wheels, smaller even than the Mantis. By the way of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-26-13, 09:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,041
Posted By GeorgePaul

Which folding bikes do you have?

Which folding bikes do you have?
05-26-13, 02:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,534
Posted By GeorgePaul

Yes, but, in my experience, you have to try very...

Yes, but, in my experience, you have to try very hard to release by pulling up. I have never had an unintended release by pulling up.
05-26-13, 02:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,534
Posted By GeorgePaul

Interesting. I've been using 56 cleats for a long...

Interesting. I've been using 56 cleats for a long time now and have never had a problem with unintended unclipping. Also, I have never had a problem getting out when I wanted/needed to and have never...
05-26-13, 01:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,015
Posted By GeorgePaul

Not only that, but handlebars can be replaced on...

Not only that, but handlebars can be replaced on just about any bicycle, including Giant Simple and Electra Townie. If the handlebars are not the right shape or size, it's easy to find some that will...
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