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12-05-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 3,868
Posted By VegasJen

Ya, I knew 650 was a fairly common size, although...

Ya, I knew 650 was a fairly common size, although I did not know it corresponds to 27.5. But another reason I really don't want to go with a 650 is all my other bikes run 700c wheels. I really...
12-05-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 3,868
Posted By VegasJen

I did ride the Kuota in question. It's a small...

I did ride the Kuota in question. It's a small frame and fit me very well. I really don't want to go any smaller than a small frame because, 1) the fit of a small is pretty good, and 2) I really...
12-04-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 3,868
Posted By VegasJen

Maybe I should have been a little more specific. ...

Maybe I should have been a little more specific. Unless going into a bike store and spec'ing a brand new bike, it can be difficult to find a tri bike in a small frame. I can ride a 54cm bike, but...
12-04-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 3,868
Posted By VegasJen

That's exactly why I said what I said. Finding a...

That's exactly why I said what I said. Finding a bike in my size is challenging. I am 5'4", so yes, I need a small frame. Normally ride a 49 or 50cm road bike.
12-04-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 3,868
Posted By VegasJen

The bike I really want it way out of my price...

The bike I really want it way out of my price range. And I would be stupid to spend that kind of money on a bike anyway. The bike I want is the bike I should have been riding 30 years ago when...
12-04-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 3,868
Posted By VegasJen

Ya, the question was really more about settling,...

Ya, the question was really more about settling, and of course, the structural integrity. I want that Specialized, but once again, odds are not good that it will be available when I'm able to make...
12-03-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 3,868
Posted By VegasJen

I'm not planning on doing any HERE until spring. ...

I'm not planning on doing any HERE until spring. I will be doing one in Sarasota next month, but I'll be using a different bike regardless.

But your point about the bike availability is well...
12-03-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 3,868
Posted By VegasJen

It's not so much that I want THAT bike. I do want...

It's not so much that I want THAT bike. I do want a tri bike. That one is just rare in that it happens to be local to me and the correct size.

THIS...
12-03-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 3,868
Posted By VegasJen

:lol:

:lol:
12-03-22, 12:02 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 3,868
Posted By VegasJen

I keep checking back to see if there's anything...

I keep checking back to see if there's anything new about the question I asked. No new information, but this train wreck is just as entertaining.
11-30-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 3,868
Posted By VegasJen

I certainly wasn't celebrating. More like...

I certainly wasn't celebrating. More like bemused that such a simple question could go so far sideways. :lol:
11-30-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 3,868
Posted By VegasJen

I saw it. ;)

I saw it. ;)
11-30-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 3,868
Posted By VegasJen

92.7% of all statistics on the internet are...

92.7% of all statistics on the internet are completely made up.
11-30-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 3,868
Posted By VegasJen

I'm going to state here and now disc brakes are...

I'm going to state here and now disc brakes are overrated and are 100% marketing gimmick.
:fight:
11-30-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 3,868
Posted By VegasJen

You know, I've been known to throw bombs and run...

You know, I've been known to throw bombs and run before, but I just want to go on record as saying this thread was a legit question. Had no idea it was going to :trainwreck:
:lol:
Forum: For Sale
11-30-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 225
Posted By VegasJen

That cassette fits that wheel? We may be in...

That cassette fits that wheel? We may be in business yet.
11-29-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 3,868
Posted By VegasJen

Well, this conversation is going off the rails. ...

Well, this conversation is going off the rails. Not even my fault! :lol:
11-29-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,456
Posted By VegasJen

I say "23c" because that's what's printed on the...

I say "23c" because that's what's printed on the tires. I assumed it was synonymous with 23mm. Is there a difference. And for the record, the only reason I'm still running those tires is because...
11-29-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,456
Posted By VegasJen

What did I do?

What did I do?
11-29-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,456
Posted By VegasJen

When I first switched over to a "real" bike after...

When I first switched over to a "real" bike after years of Kmart/Walmart specials, it was my first experience with 23c tires. I was stunned at exactly how worthless 23c tires are for anything but...
11-29-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 3,868
Posted By VegasJen

Indeed. I've seen older aluminum frames, but...

Indeed. I've seen older aluminum frames, but anything made, say, within the last 15-20 years is CF. Not to mention I need a small frame, so that inherently narrows my available options, short of...
11-29-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 3,868
Posted By VegasJen

I'm good with that too. Not so sure I would...

I'm good with that too.

Not so sure I would want steel, but I would be happy with aluminum or titanium. Just a matter of availability.
11-29-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,456
Posted By VegasJen

It's actually a lot worse after rains. You guys...

It's actually a lot worse after rains. You guys back east probably see rain as washing the roads off. Out here, a good rain ends up flowing across roads/bike paths and dragging sand with it. ...
11-28-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 3,868
Posted By VegasJen

Maybe if I was pushing a solid 20mph pace, then...

Maybe if I was pushing a solid 20mph pace, then the aero would be a big deal. I seriously doubt at my age and level if I'll ever get there. But as stated above, I'm just in this for the fun and a...
11-28-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 3,868
Posted By VegasJen

OK, I'm going to say this here and now. Your...

OK, I'm going to say this here and now. Your suggestion makes absolute sense. If this was all about speed/performance, I probably would gain more benefit from a high quality set of aero wheels. ...
11-28-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 3,868
Posted By VegasJen

Yes. Interesting take. I think, in a way,...

Yes.

Interesting take. I think, in a way, you're right about the run part though. Being able to finish with a strong run really separates the athletes out from, well, me. My swim time has...
11-28-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 3,868
Posted By VegasJen

A road trip does sound like fun. My problem...

A road trip does sound like fun. My problem right now is that we're in the home stretch of this semester and I literally cannot take a single day off, then the day after finals, I fly back east to...
11-28-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 3,868
Posted By VegasJen

Good idea, but in my little town, there are no...

Good idea, but in my little town, there are no bike shops, reputable or otherwise. I could take it to a bike shop in Vegas, but it would be just as easy there for them to tell me whatever they...
11-27-22, 11:55 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 3,868
Posted By VegasJen

[Carbon Fiber] Would this bike scare you?

A few days ago I looked at a Kuota tri bike. Price was decent, not great, but the guy might have some wiggle room. The bike has the clear coated CF finish so I was able to give it a pretty good...
Forum: For Sale
11-27-22, 06:25 PM
Forum: For Sale
11-27-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 225
Posted By VegasJen

That's pretty reasonable. Give me a little bit...

That's pretty reasonable. Give me a little bit to think it over. Good deal, but I really need an eight speed cassette. Need to find one and then install it. Just trying to figure out how much I'm...
Forum: For Sale
11-27-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 225
Posted By VegasJen

89048

89048
Forum: For Sale
11-27-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 225
Posted By VegasJen

Looking more towards Kingman. Trying to decide...

Looking more towards Kingman. Trying to decide whether it's more economical to ship than drive. Have you checked shipping prices lately? Through the roof over the last year or so.
Forum: For Sale
11-27-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 225
Posted By VegasJen

Where are you in northern AZ?

Where are you in northern AZ?
11-27-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,456
Posted By VegasJen

Not really. It might have been me. Not sure. ...

Not really. It might have been me. Not sure. But it seems like getting that shifter to work correctly requires the full travel on the shift lever. 90% isn't enough to effect a shift. I have to...
11-27-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,456
Posted By VegasJen

That's because you're adding 4 + 3. In reality,...

That's because you're adding 4 + 3. In reality, it is 3 + 1. Three that one time, then just the once with the broken wrist. Total four times. Three of which were on a single ride, which I...
11-27-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,456
Posted By VegasJen

Give me some time. I'll see what I can do. ...

Give me some time. I'll see what I can do.

I understand. Especially being my dominant hand, I still haven't regained my previous strength. Want to know the funny thing? Despite my arm being in...
11-26-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,456
Posted By VegasJen

I'm baaaack.

Didja miss me?

For those of you who remember, I didn't get run off after my last thread (hating on cycling shoes). What happened was just days after my last post I crashed. Broke my right wrist...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 7,727
Posted By VegasJen

OK, I won't take offense to your presumption that...

OK, I won't take offense to your presumption that I'm an idiot and we'll just address the point. Even if I "learned to shift" and even if I spent time and effort on "bike set up and maintenance" and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 7,727
Posted By VegasJen

I said in my original post that they don't work...

I said in my original post that they don't work for me. I don't like them. I think I gave them a fair shot. In case some of you FAILED to read my original post, I have more 200 miles over 8 or 9...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 7,727
Posted By VegasJen

I made the attempt to use "clipless" pedals. The...

I made the attempt to use "clipless" pedals. The fact is the data doesn't support the efficiency argument. Not my opinion, but studies by people that live and breathe cycling. So that leaves...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 7,727
Posted By VegasJen

Did you actually read the post?

Did you actually read the post?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 7,727
Posted By VegasJen

If people actually bothered to read my post, this...

If people actually bothered to read my post, this is pretty much exactly what I said. I don't like them and I don't see a benefit. But I clearly state that if it's your thing, then you do you.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 7,727
Posted By VegasJen

You guys defend clipping in all you want. But...

You guys defend clipping in all you want. But the data is out there. Clipping in gives modest gains in power, at best. So you can promote the additional expense and complication if you want. But...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 05:20 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 7,727
Posted By VegasJen

Clipping in [Flame suit on]

I got derided in another thread for my opinion about *some riders* decision to use clip-in shoes and pedals. Without reviving that thread, I said I thought there are *some riders* who buy into...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-22, 01:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,169
Posted By VegasJen

I've been keeping my eyes open for a decent used...

I've been keeping my eyes open for a decent used tri bike, but couple barriers right now. First, I'm an unemployed student so cash is tight. Second, where I live is kind of a desert (no pun...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By VegasJen

What the hell am I looking at??? :wtf:

What the hell am I looking at??? :wtf:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,646
Posted By VegasJen

I cannot stand when people pull up and drive...

I cannot stand when people pull up and drive right next to me. Especially out here where there are literally dozens of miles of open highway between towns. Give me some space. You just never know...
08-24-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,475
Posted By VegasJen

I'm hardly saying we're the major contributor. I...

I'm hardly saying we're the major contributor. I AM saying we shouldn't be adding to it.

And like I said, I doubt many of us here actually are. But I bet there are times when we see somebody do...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 794
Posted By VegasJen

I have two almost new Gatorskin tires sitting in...

I have two almost new Gatorskin tires sitting in my garage because I have such a hard time changing them. :bang:
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