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Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-16, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,343
Posted By Teambayern

So i test rode the 54 Force Racing and 56 105...

So i test rode the 54 Force Racing and 56 105 models and felt right in between. I have an appointment to go back and get the full treatment from their sizing expert, but I'm leaning toward the 54...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-29-16, 11:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,343
Posted By Teambayern

Thanks guys. Confirmed they're the 11 speeds. ...

Thanks guys. Confirmed they're the 11 speeds. Test rides incoming...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-29-16, 02:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,343
Posted By Teambayern

CAAD10 Curiosity

I was meandering and came across some clearance deals on CAAD10s at the LBS -- $1080 for the 105 and $1680 for the Force Racing. This would be my second road bike (have a Defy 2 from 2011 that's my...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-14, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,119
Posted By Teambayern

Thanks for the replies. I've seen the 4 seasons...

Thanks for the replies. I've seen the 4 seasons listed in a 32C on the Conti website, but can't find anywhere in the US that actually sells them. That's my biggest concern with the Gp4s, at this...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-14, 10:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,119
Posted By Teambayern

Tire Question: 32 Gators vs. 28 GP4s

I have a Kona Jake I commute on year round in Boston. The stock tires finally wore out, so I am ready to upgrade to a proper year round commuting tire that is big, durable, and can handle some...
06-20-13, 02:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 709
Posted By Teambayern

Fair points, and thanks again for your help.

Fair points, and thanks again for your help.
06-20-13, 02:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 709
Posted By Teambayern

Good point, I can't upload one now, but will do...

Good point, I can't upload one now, but will do so later this evening.
06-20-13, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 709
Posted By Teambayern

Fair enough, but the fact of the matter is I know...

Fair enough, but the fact of the matter is I know many things from this thread (including from your helpful posts) that I did not know previously, including that spokes can be replaced individually...
06-20-13, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 709
Posted By Teambayern

Cab slowed down to make sure I wasn't dead, but...

Cab slowed down to make sure I wasn't dead, but didn't stop. Didn't get the plate, although I tried. I am going to the shop(s) later today to get a full estimate, but, believe it or not, just...
06-20-13, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 709
Posted By Teambayern

Thanks, very helpful.

Thanks, very helpful.
06-20-13, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 709
Posted By Teambayern

Thanks for the replies thus far. Just to...

Thanks for the replies thus far. Just to clarify, I don't expect anyone to tell me how bad my specific wheel or rd is damaged, i just want to get a general sense of things given my own lack of...
06-20-13, 10:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 709
Posted By Teambayern

Derailleur through wheel

Biking home yesterday on my 2008 (or maybe 2009) Trek 7.2 fx commuter, had a taxi come within a foot of side-swiping me as he took a late turn without checking the bike lane or signaling. Bike went...
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By Teambayern

CL Miyata

Thinking about replacing my commuter (Trek 7.2 fx), saw this guy on craigslist. I don't know anything about vintage bikes, so I was hoping you all could help. Thoughts on this one?
...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-13, 07:08 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,372
Posted By Teambayern

So...UPDATE! Thanks to the kinds words from you...

So...UPDATE! Thanks to the kinds words from you fine people, and a whip round the LBS offerings in my area, I've narrowed my options. I realize now that getting a new bike as a cost-saving measure...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-13, 06:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,337
Posted By Teambayern

I own a Defy 2 (great bike!) and commute on a...

I own a Defy 2 (great bike!) and commute on a beat-up Trek fx 7.2. I'm currently thinking about upgrading to an $800-1000 cx bike, and one of my concerns is, do i really want to spend all that money...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-13, 08:30 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,372
Posted By Teambayern

Thanks for all the responses, very helpful. As...

Thanks for all the responses, very helpful. As many of you gleaned, I'm in a position where I probably don't need a new bike, but would love to have a reason to get one. After years of daily...
Forum: Commuting
03-12-13, 10:48 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,372
Posted By Teambayern

How long on average, before you replace your commuter?

I've been commuting daily for about 5 years on a Trek 7.2 fx, including in winters with snow melt and muck. During that time, I've had what I assume to be an ordinary amount of maintenance done: few...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-12, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By Teambayern

Road Bike Shoes: Other than fit...

Looking at getting my first road bike shoes, and I have a question. Everyone says that with shoes, it's all about fit. I don't disagree with this advice (I can tell already that some shoes fit my...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-12, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By Teambayern

Thanks. Measured my chest and looked at the...

Thanks. Measured my chest and looked at the Izumi sizing charts. That confirmed I'm right on the cusp between a S and M, so I'll keep the M I've got and then try some different brands in the future.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-12, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By Teambayern

First Jersey- Fit Question

I've bought my first road bike and just got a jersey as a gift. I've used search to find previous threads on how they should fit, but I'm still a little clueless.

I'm 5'10'' 165lbs and on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-11, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By Teambayern

In answer to some of the questions, I'm in my...

In answer to some of the questions, I'm in my late 20's and am of average weight if not on the light side. It is not something I notice immediately, and usually turns up only after doing longer or...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-11, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By Teambayern

Tense in neck: normal?

I'm about to buy my first road bike and during test rides I've found that my neck gets a little tense from craning to look forward. It has felt this way on a few different bikes and frame sizes, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-11, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 564
Posted By Teambayern

Oh man, so the overwhelming consensus is that i...

Oh man, so the overwhelming consensus is that i should definitely get the 1. I was afraid of that. :) With pedals, shorts, jerseys, and everything else I was hoping I could squeeze by with the 2,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-11, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 564
Posted By Teambayern

2011Giant Defy: 1 or 2?

I'm in the market for my first roadie and I've narrowed it to these two models of the defy line, and am leaning towards the Defy 2. I understand that the 1 has 10 spd 105 as opposed to 9 spd tiagra...
10-01-11, 09:00 AM
Replies: 51,212
Views: 6,654,604
Posted By Teambayern

Any thoughts on the Trek 520 I posted? I might...

Any thoughts on the Trek 520 I posted? I might be picking it up this weekend, but it would be my first road bike and I feel a little lost in evaluating its value.
09-29-11, 11:04 PM
Replies: 51,212
Views: 6,654,604
Posted By Teambayern

Help out a newbie

I'm in the market for a roadie to replace my Trek 7.2 fx as a commuter. If you wouldn't mind, I'd love some feedback on whether this is a good bike and a fair price. Thanks!
...
09-28-11, 04:47 PM
Replies: 51,212
Views: 6,654,604
Posted By Teambayern

Sorry, for the interruption, I just have one...

Sorry, for the interruption, I just have one quick question. I'm a road bike newbie looking for a nice vintage commuter. Are you posting these just to bring them to each other's attention, or are...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-11, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By Teambayern

Thanks, this is helpful.

Thanks, this is helpful.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-11, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By Teambayern

Help Interpreting Fit Calculator

I just did the fit calculator over at competitive cyclist and I just realized I have no idea what do with it. I've tried pulling up the geometries of bikes i'm looking at and comparing the two, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-11, 10:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,315
Posted By Teambayern

Jazzy, not sure I understood what you meant. ...

Jazzy, not sure I understood what you meant. This is the 2010 carbon six model, so I think that it's supposed to be all carbon. As for the Tiagra, you're probably right.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-11, 03:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,315
Posted By Teambayern

carbon tiagra vs. alumnium 105

Buying my first road bike with a budget of about 1200. I'm looking at aluminum frames with 105 like the Giant Defy 1 and also found a carbon cannondale six frame with Tiagra for about the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-11, 01:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,807
Posted By Teambayern

Yup, as in Bayern Munich. I saw them play a few...

Yup, as in Bayern Munich. I saw them play a few times as a kid and have stuck with them ever since. Good eye on the Cannondale. I emailed the seller and he said it was in phenomenal shape. Then i...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-11, 10:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,131
Posted By Teambayern

After years of commuting, my time-tested method...

After years of commuting, my time-tested method is to perform the following actions as smoothly as possible:

1. Turn head leisurely towards the drive and make eye contact.

2. Flash a wide,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-11, 10:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,807
Posted By Teambayern

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cannondale-S...item4cfa1eb...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cannondale-S...item4cfa1eb392

Actually, that looks very tempting. Anyone have any thoughts as to why this isn't $500 more? I might have to pull the trigger here.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-11, 09:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,807
Posted By Teambayern

Wow, thanks for the effort man! I don't know...

Wow, thanks for the effort man! I don't know much about Campagnolo, but that second from the last link looks very tempting. I share your concern it might not be real, but maybe it's worth a chance.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-11, 09:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,807
Posted By Teambayern

What about this one?...

What about this one? http://www.ebay.com/itm/05-Specialized-Allez-Comp-Triple-size-56-/250890855654?pt=Road_Bikes&hash=item3a6a42a4e6#ht_1368wt_968
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-11, 09:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,807
Posted By Teambayern

My concern with BD is just that this is my first...

My concern with BD is just that this is my first road bike and I don't know enough to spot a good deal when it comes to brandless stuff. For example, I play guitar. I can go into a flea market,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-11, 09:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,807
Posted By Teambayern

Need quick opinions on this bike:...

Need quick opinions on this bike: http://www.ebay.com/itm/05-Specialized-Allez-Comp-Triple-size-56-/250890855654?pt=Road_Bikes&hash=item3a6a42a4e6#ht_1368wt_968.

Good deal? Risky? Scam? Any...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-11, 12:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,807
Posted By Teambayern

Thanks, I'm keep my eyes open for a Felt dealer. ...

Thanks, I'm keep my eyes open for a Felt dealer. As for the Treks, I thought most people on here preferred the CAAD frame with Tiagra to the Trek frame with 105, but I'll check those out as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-11, 11:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,807
Posted By Teambayern

Not going the BD route even though it's probably...

Not going the BD route even though it's probably great value.

Seems like the consensus is either buy a bike on CL or save up and wait till spring. Only concern about waiting till spring is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-11, 10:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,807
Posted By Teambayern

Wow, the F75s I saw in the store were 1400 i...

Wow, the F75s I saw in the store were 1400 i think. I'll check next time im in.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-11, 09:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,807
Posted By Teambayern

Thanks for your help. Jake was 2010 model, with...

Thanks for your help. Jake was 2010 model, with all Tiagra. Full specs here: http://www.konaworld.co/bike.cfm?content=jake
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-11, 09:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,807
Posted By Teambayern

This is a little out of my budget range...

This is a little out of my budget range (http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/2594698502.html), but what do you think? Better deal than a CAAD9 6 for 950? Also found a Kona Jake for 700 new at an...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-11, 04:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,807
Posted By Teambayern

Wow, that was quick. Most of those are too...

Wow, that was quick. Most of those are too small, but I appreciate the point. Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-11, 03:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,807
Posted By Teambayern

For those suggesting craigslist, help me out a...

For those suggesting craigslist, help me out a little. That was my original intention but I found that most craigslist ads for roadies fell into 2 categories:

1) a multi-thousand dollar bike for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-11, 02:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,807
Posted By Teambayern

Worth waiting a year for 105?

I'm in the market for my first road bike. Tried to pick up a bike at the end of the season to get a good deal, but the deals I've found are for bikes with Tiagra (CAAD9 6 for 950 is the main one;...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-11, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,003
Posted By Teambayern

My first trip in my road bike hunt was to a shop...

My first trip in my road bike hunt was to a shop in Boston that had this in my size in Celeste with 105, on sale for 15% off. I loved it, but it was the first shop I went to, and I needed to look...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-11, 08:40 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 23,820
Posted By Teambayern

Again, not an expert here, but I don't think that...

Again, not an expert here, but I don't think that just because the numbness goes away later on that it's cool. I mean, numbness = poor blood flow right? That can't be good for the nerves over the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-11, 07:44 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 23,820
Posted By Teambayern

Forgive me, but I'm about to buy my first road...

Forgive me, but I'm about to buy my first road bike, and this thread is a little frightening! Is this really common? Is anyone worried about long term damage from the numbness?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-11, 06:50 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 257,910
Posted By Teambayern

Hi all, also a new guy looking to get my first...

Hi all, also a new guy looking to get my first road bike. I've found a 2010 CAAD9 6 in my size for 950$ with Tiagra everything except Sora rear derailleur. Is this a good deal, good entry level...
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