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03-27-14, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,207
Posted By kf9yr

1UP Tandem Hitch Rack

I just wanted to share a couple of pictures of the tandem rack that Rob and the guys at 1up USA built.

I was looking for a hitch mount rack for our tandem as I didn't want to use a roof mount rack...
Forum: Foo
02-25-14, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1,870
Views: 301,168
Posted By kf9yr

I like that a lot. The price seems reasonable as...

I like that a lot. The price seems reasonable as well. I had thought about the two-tone but bought the "plain" Ti one as I have a two-tone Tag Heuer Aquaracer and wanted to wear the Omega as an...
Forum: Foo
02-25-14, 09:55 AM
Replies: 1,870
Views: 301,168
Posted By kf9yr

I'm an Omega fan and have 3.5 Ti bikes (My...

I'm an Omega fan and have 3.5 Ti bikes (My Serotta Ottrott is Ti/Carbon). The Omega Ti Chrono isn't made anymore but I found a nice one last fall and bought myself a present. (this isn't a picture...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-14, 09:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,736
Posted By kf9yr

My daughter (13) and I are a tandem team. I...

My daughter (13) and I are a tandem team. I still use the 800 up front and she uses a 500 in back. She is mostly interested in cadence, speed, average speed and time of day. She likes a lower...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-12, 06:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,650
Posted By kf9yr

My first road bike (as an adult) was a 2009...

My first road bike (as an adult) was a 2009 Roubaix Expert.

I rode it 16,000 miles and was very happy with it.

I'm good friends with the owners of mt LBS and was standing around after a group...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-12, 12:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 690
Posted By kf9yr

My daughter is 11 and loves to ride with me so I...

My daughter is 11 and loves to ride with me so I found a Trek KDR-1000 24" road bike for her.

I also have a size 43 carbon frame that my son used when he was younger but her torso isn't long...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-12, 08:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 794
Posted By kf9yr

Otterbox with ziplock for me. I use a jersey...

Otterbox with ziplock for me. I use a jersey pocket and just want to avoid the corrosive sweat getting on it as mentioned above.

I only use the Ottorbox while riding, boating, etc. For everyday...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-12, 07:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,287
Posted By kf9yr

Titanium is strong and light but not as light as...

Titanium is strong and light but not as light as Al and about the same strength as steel. I'm not maligning Ti, I have two all-Ti bikes and a Ti/Carbon one...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-12, 01:34 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,803
Posted By kf9yr

Great pics and story! I moved out to AZ in...

Great pics and story!

I moved out to AZ in 2006 and the cycling is great. Many great roads as you found out and many many nice people to ride with.

I do find myself wishing for some clouds...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-12, 07:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,717
Posted By kf9yr

Buy the custom Ti bike. Hang your least-ridden...

Buy the custom Ti bike. Hang your least-ridden bike in the rafters for one of the kids when they get older. It will happen faster than you can believe.

My son is 14 and is 5'10" and riding my...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-12, 01:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 973
Posted By kf9yr

I have both the Garmin maps and the osm ones and...

I have both the Garmin maps and the osm ones and have used both on my Edge 800 with good results.

There is a program you can download for the osm maps that tracks your map version and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-12, 02:20 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,114
Posted By kf9yr

I would go with the Wilwood. Even if you are the...

I would go with the Wilwood. Even if you are the 991 prototype the hitch mount will be more secure for the bike and car ( plus you can lock it).

Beautiful car, enjoy it.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-12, 12:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 857
Posted By kf9yr

+1 on Catlike Whisper. They are sold in the US...

+1 on Catlike Whisper. They are sold in the US now.

They were distributed by Serotta but now have their own distribution.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-12, 12:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 812
Posted By kf9yr

If you live in Reno and ride the mountains I'd...

If you live in Reno and ride the mountains I'd advise getting the compact unless you never use the front 30 tooth chainring on your triple.

I went from a 52-39-30 front and 11-27 rear cassette to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-12, 12:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,228
Posted By kf9yr

+1 to a proper fitting before spending money on a...

+1 to a proper fitting before spending money on a saddle that might not fix the problem.

Your sit bones may too wide or narrow for your seat or the one you're looking at, the seat could be...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-12, 08:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,101
Posted By kf9yr

Hope you heal quickly... I'm just curious...

Hope you heal quickly...

I'm just curious though. I don't live too far from you (I17/carefree hwy). We've had great weather this winter. Why were you on the rollers?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-12, 02:06 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,930
Posted By kf9yr

I think it looks good. I hope it fits your style...

I think it looks good. I hope it fits your style of riding and you get a lot of enjoyment out of picking the components, building and riding it.

It's not the bike I chose/would choose but since...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-12, 01:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By kf9yr

Change the battery first. If you still have...

Change the battery first. If you still have problems check the wheel magnet distance and alignment.

If the problem persists it may be the wheel magnet reed switch in the sensor (you would need to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-12, 01:41 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,294
Posted By kf9yr

Some High-End bikes come with crash protection...

Some High-End bikes come with crash protection insurance. I have this on my Serotta Ottrott.

If you have money in a savings account it is just there as a nest egg/emergency fund. No one will...
01-07-12, 07:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,285
Posted By kf9yr

No, but I couldn't help myself with the...

No, but I couldn't help myself with the reference. I was given a warning by a mod for arguing with vicey once though. He's just a BF celebrity, not a public one...
01-07-12, 07:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,285
Posted By kf9yr

He probably laughs at them. H3's are a POS, they...

He probably laughs at them. H3's are a POS, they gave me one while they were changing the oil on my Escalade one day. They are very hard to see out of and they have no power.

I live in Phoenix...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-12, 11:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,356
Posted By kf9yr

I try to ride 6-7 days a week. I vary the...

I try to ride 6-7 days a week. I vary the intensity though... An easy spin day follows a hard ride.

If I'm "lured" into a couple of hard rides in consecutive days I either take a day off or a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-12, 01:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,068
Posted By kf9yr

My bikes...

My bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-12, 10:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By kf9yr

Rode out to Bartlett Lake (North of Phoenix, AZ)....

Rode out to Bartlett Lake (North of Phoenix, AZ). 68 miles, 4700 ft of climbing, 80 degrees and sunny...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-11, 07:59 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,052
Posted By kf9yr

Road: 285 Rides, 7,281 miles, 194,826 feet...

Road: 285 Rides, 7,281 miles, 194,826 feet ascending

MTB: 11 Rides, 118 miles, 7,333 feet ascending

Took some time off due to opening another restaurant but will probably not match the road...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-11, 11:17 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,425
Posted By kf9yr

Ride the mtb more (rode 7200 miles on road this...

Ride the mtb more (rode 7200 miles on road this year, 150 miles mtb).

Get better on said mtb...

No more bikes this year (3 Serottas and 24" Trek road bike for daughter is too many bikes to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-11, 09:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By kf9yr

You can download a course and follow it with a...

You can download a course and follow it with a 500.

There is an explanation in this review with pics
http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2009/11/garmin-edge-500-in-depth-review.html
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-11, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By kf9yr

Which Edge? If you have the 800 and it has...

Which Edge?

If you have the 800 and it has the map installed for your region you can search for the event on mapmyride, RideWithgps etc. download the gpx tracks, put it in the Newfiles folder.
...
Forum: Foo
12-24-11, 09:38 PM
Replies: 1,870
Views: 301,168
Posted By kf9yr

Since I gave up my expensive wife 2.5 years ago I...

Since I gave up my expensive wife 2.5 years ago I have bought 4 expensive watches and 3 expensive bikes.

I think it was a fair trade...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-11, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By kf9yr

+1 on sending them back. F1.13 bibs, had a...

+1 on sending them back.

F1.13 bibs, had a small tear near the chamois. Took them back to the dealer. They sent them back for me. Turns out it wasn't a good place to repair so they sent me a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-11, 04:52 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,354
Posted By kf9yr

He's Italian. That's how they roll. Riding is...

He's Italian. That's how they roll. Riding is more than exercise to them, it's fashionable and the way you dress makes a statement...

I'm Greek, I have a photo of a shepherd from a trip we made...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-11, 05:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,850
Posted By kf9yr

Specialized Rockhopper 29'r hardtail and Serotta...

Specialized Rockhopper 29'r hardtail and Serotta Ti Softail 26".

I only rode mtb a handful of times this year but have decided to start riding at least once a week in 2012.
Forum: Southwest
12-20-11, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,054
Posted By kf9yr

I do the Phoenix ride... I'm not sure if...

I do the Phoenix ride...

I'm not sure if my LBS is going to have a team. I'll ask the owner as I and a few others usually represent them since we ride together all the time.

The start is...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-11, 12:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,320
Posted By kf9yr

The bike is beautiful... I was out for a couple...

The bike is beautiful... I was out for a couple of hours on my Ti road bike this evening.

I will also add a vote for the King Ti cages... I have a set on one of my bikes and have 4 more on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-11, 12:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,482
Posted By kf9yr

The bikes won't matter. Whichever athlete...

The bikes won't matter.

Whichever athlete hears and believes the most inspiring quote in their coaches pep talk will win. Their indomitable spirit will let them endure horrific pain to bring home...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-11, 02:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,132
Posted By kf9yr

If the sensor is present and calibrated the speed...

If the sensor is present and calibrated the speed as calculated by the sensor is used. If you have the sensor paired and the 500 using the auto calibrate setting you should be able to pick up the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-11, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,132
Posted By kf9yr

Change sensor battery first. Sometimes speed or...

Change sensor battery first. Sometimes speed or cadence (or both) will start looking wacky when the battery in the sensor gets low.

I think it uses a cr-2032.

If that doesn't work it's most...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-11, 12:48 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 10,265
Posted By kf9yr

What type of riding do you like? Do you want...

What type of riding do you like?

Do you want a crit race bike, TT bike or a bike to ride centuries, etc with a group of friends?

Do you have a material preference, Carbon, Ti, Steel, etc?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-11, 12:33 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,328
Posted By kf9yr

I have left my Serotta outside the coffee shop /...

I have left my Serotta outside the coffee shop / gas station etc. The average thief is going to steal a Trek, Specialized, Giant etc as they have no idea that a Seven, Kirk, IF, Serotta or other...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-11, 01:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,651
Posted By kf9yr

You can't post that on an "open to both genders"...

You can't post that on an "open to both genders" internet forum. Save it for the men only secret subforum.

If women find out that not speaking to us is a gift not a punishment we are in for some...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-11, 10:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,999
Posted By kf9yr

Our Sunday no-drop ride was cancelled yesterday...

Our Sunday no-drop ride was cancelled yesterday so one of my buddies called me up and asked me if I wanted to go on a mountain bike ride with him.

I have 7k miles on my road bikes this year and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-11, 10:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,205
Posted By kf9yr

He said this because a wheel that isn't seated in...

He said this because a wheel that isn't seated in the dropouts correctly will probably be on an angle making the chain alignment off...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-11, 03:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,154
Posted By kf9yr

I've had the coughing and blood taste after doing...

I've had the coughing and blood taste after doing some killer hill repeats in hot really dry conditions (95-100F 10/15% humidity).

I've even coughed up pink mucus a couple of times in the past. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-11, 12:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,766
Posted By kf9yr

You can say ass here, don't have to put...

You can say ass here, don't have to put asterisks.

Just kidding of course... We're all too fat here on the 41.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-11, 11:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,766
Posted By kf9yr

I know it's a good thing that they're all...

I know it's a good thing that they're all comfortable with themselves and their friends, their places in the world and their friendships.

It's just that my ex was/is a human resources director...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-11, 11:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,766
Posted By kf9yr

Every time I've cut myself I've noticed I'm pink...

Every time I've cut myself I've noticed I'm pink and red on the inside.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-11, 11:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,766
Posted By kf9yr

Well hopefully those attitudes only exist with...

Well hopefully those attitudes only exist with really old people and keep fading away. I have a business and we employ/serve everyone. For employees I don't really care gender or race, just as long...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-11, 11:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,766
Posted By kf9yr

Good Luck, There are a lot of times I could give...

Good Luck, There are a lot of times I could give away some of my appetite!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-11, 10:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,766
Posted By kf9yr

Hey Velo Gator, have you regained your appetite?

Hey Velo Gator, have you regained your appetite?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-11, 10:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,766
Posted By kf9yr

I'm Greek... Seriously does anyone really...

I'm Greek...

Seriously does anyone really care about race, gender or religion while cycling?

I may notice a pretty woman but I'm more likely to be checking out the bikes than the riders...
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