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Forum: Foo
06-29-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,256
Posted By puma1552

Degrees in chemical engineering and chemistry. ...

Degrees in chemical engineering and chemistry.

Worked in oil and gas consulting for the better part of a decade doing emergency relief system design, now I work in filtration for a Dow Jones...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,006
Posted By puma1552

I keep looking at Boras just because I want them....

I keep looking at Boras just because I want them. Have Zondas which are plenty, but I'd be curious to see how much better Boras are.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 20,238
Views: 4,531,924
Posted By puma1552

https://i8.amplience.net/i/rapha/CLJ08XX_BLW_Produ...

https://i8.amplience.net/i/rapha/CLJ08XX_BLW_Product_H121_01?poi={($this.metadata.pointOfInterest.x==0)?0.5:$this.metadata.pointOfInterest.x},{($this.metadata.pointOfInterest.y==0)?0.5:$this.metadata....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,706
Posted By puma1552

This is the biggest benefit of bibs over shorts. ...

This is the biggest benefit of bibs over shorts.

Muffin top owner here.

Lycra shorts made it worse by squeezing it up and out, bibs completely keep everything tucked in all around, so much...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By puma1552

It's just most comfortable for me, I know it's...

It's just most comfortable for me, I know it's not the most powerful but I don't feel right with my pedals further back under my feet, just personal preference I guess.

Heel feels 1000% fine...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By puma1552

Achille's Pain?

Got out for my first ride this year on Saturday, easy 32 miles with a 15 mph average. Nothing fancy.

Bike fit hasn't changed since my last ride in October, nor has my fitness and even my weight...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,015
Posted By puma1552

You'll like it - I've got both the short and long...

You'll like it - I've got both the short and long sleeve versions of the Classic II jersey in large and I love both of them. Not cheap, but you get what you pay for.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,015
Posted By puma1552

I am 5'5" 165 and a large Rapha Classic jersey...

I am 5'5" 165 and a large Rapha Classic jersey fits really nice. Bibs underneath hold the muffin top in.

I tried a Rapha Core jersey and no bueno. Brevet line is supposed to be more relaxed too...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,240
Posted By puma1552

Dude, give it up. Obviously pounds aren't USD,...

Dude, give it up. Obviously pounds aren't USD, the conversion was OBVIOUSLY and inherently accounted for when I pointed out that 7 of the 14 on the list met the $3k USD criteria.

I don't even know...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,240
Posted By puma1552

Yup, pie in the sky, article from 4 days ago: ...

Yup, pie in the sky, article from 4 days ago:

https://road.cc/content/buyers-guide/14-best-shimano-ultegra-equipped-road-bikes-211171

7 of the bikes on that list are Ultegra for under $3k....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,240
Posted By puma1552

Congratulations on taking pride in paying full...

Congratulations on taking pride in paying full price?

Do you pay sticker price for your cars too? Remember, those are local franchisees/businesses too that need the exact same support you're...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,240
Posted By puma1552

I'm aware, no need to school me on the state of...

I'm aware, no need to school me on the state of the economy. My bike wasn't advertised for $1200, it was advertised for $2500 and I negotiated it, and the shop certainly wasn't struggling. So unless...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,240
Posted By puma1552

FWIW I bought a brand new Colnago (2017 model in...

FWIW I bought a brand new Colnago (2017 model in 2018) with full, then current 105 for $1200 from an authorized dealer, and it wasn't a demo, and I didn't settle as it's the exact model/size/color I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,240
Posted By puma1552

$3k seems high for a 105 bike IMO...

$3k seems high for a 105 bike IMO...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,030
Posted By puma1552

Can't help with the issues, but pics? Would love...

Can't help with the issues, but pics? Would love to see the paint scheme selected for the Project One you went with.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,964
Posted By puma1552

As I've gotten older, I've found that while I...

As I've gotten older, I've found that while I like the idea of upgrading just as I always have, the process of doing so for any high value item is just so inherently stressful that it's just a turn...
Replies: 63
Views: 17,761
Posted By puma1552

So just to update this a year later, I did end up...

So just to update this a year later, I did end up buying another set of Zondas elsewhere, and have several hundred miles on them using the rock hard pads of my choice that I like (Shimano R55C4) and...
Replies: 3
Views: 891
Posted By puma1552

Absurd. I've never heard of Norco, so maybe...

Absurd.

I've never heard of Norco, so maybe that's half the problem, but how can they not track production of what they are building, in case of a recall or something? If they aren't even...
Replies: 30
Views: 19,907
Posted By puma1552

Yeah WTF? Under what justification do they...

Yeah WTF? Under what justification do they want/need that? Answer: ZERO.

Passport to buy some bike *****? wtf
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,323
Posted By puma1552

Pretty much this. I have Shimano with the...

Pretty much this.

I have Shimano with the optislick crap and at what I estimate to be 1200 miles, I and the LBS agree I'm probably in need of cable replacements, at least for the RD. They said...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,834
Posted By puma1552

Same as every year at this time, which is 0. ...

Same as every year at this time, which is 0.

Roads/weather are crap til April, trainers suck, I'm a weekend fairweather rider only, and April/May weekends are typically dedicated to getting all...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20,238
Views: 4,531,924
Posted By puma1552

I went ahead and ordered a second pair, this time...

I went ahead and ordered a second pair, this time in L to see if there's much improvement. Hate buying two of something in two sizes just to have to return one, but I don't really have a choice I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,716
Posted By puma1552

My mistake, I think I got that stuck in my head...

My mistake, I think I got that stuck in my head because for a while I was drooling over the Sprint, and ended up lumping them all together as crit bikes.:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20,238
Views: 4,531,924
Posted By puma1552

Am I missing something with cycling sock sizing? ...

Am I missing something with cycling sock sizing?

I had a couple pairs of Specialized socks that were supposedly for my shoe size (US men's 9 or 9.5 depending on shoe brand, but usually 9). They've...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,716
Posted By puma1552

Allez is a crit bike, they are pretty aggressive...

Allez is a crit bike, they are pretty aggressive FYI. Not your typical commuter road bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 20,238
Views: 4,531,924
Posted By puma1552

Have wanted 3/4 bibs for a while (don't want leg...

Have wanted 3/4 bibs for a while (don't want leg warmers) for spring and fall, just ordered these marked down from supposedly $230 to $70:
...
01-26-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,245
Posted By puma1552

Is rocking the bike side to side when standing...

Is rocking the bike side to side when standing considered good form or poor form? I feel like the pros rock the living fawk out of the bike side to side in a sprint.
01-26-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By puma1552

Lungs no doubt. Huffin n puffin like a *****.

Lungs no doubt. Huffin n puffin like a *****.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 20,238
Views: 4,531,924
Posted By puma1552

Got the black/white one on the right. Second...

Got the black/white one on the right. Second choice color, would've preferred all black but most of these are marked down so I don't know if they are phasing them out so I figured since the long...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,336
Posted By puma1552

^^^Knew it was St. Paul the second I saw the pic.

^^^Knew it was St. Paul the second I saw the pic.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,336
Posted By puma1552

So what?:rolleyes:

So what?:rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,336
Posted By puma1552

HAS to be the Emirates paint scheme, too. ...

HAS to be the Emirates paint scheme, too.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1242/image_08486c8ad04ec8ab07395f1de4e0196b51f290c1.png
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 27,073
Views: 17,417,950
Posted By puma1552

i really like the more vibrant celeste of the...

i really like the more vibrant celeste of the last few years

i also know exactly where that pic was taken, cuz its part of my favorite route!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,181
Posted By puma1552

No. I have a job I have to go to every day...

No.

I have a job I have to go to every day so I can support myself, and I'm expected to show up every day.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,343
Posted By puma1552

Rapha is doing an exchange for a new one -...

Rapha is doing an exchange for a new one - excellent!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 249,956
Posted By puma1552

Funny, I feel the exact opposite. Paint does...

Funny, I feel the exact opposite. Paint does nothing for me whatsoever but the rest of the bike has hot DNA.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 249,956
Posted By puma1552

Gold is so gross, yet...I'm intrigued. Ditch the...

Gold is so gross, yet...I'm intrigued. Ditch the light and I'll give it a hot.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,655
Posted By puma1552

My hybrid weighs about what your bike weighs, and...

My hybrid weighs about what your bike weighs, and the wheels are probably a $50 set of boat anchors with 32 spokes.

Time for you to get a new bike, good sir. Can't imagine putting another dime...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,303
Posted By puma1552

You're not even a noob and you bumped a decade...

You're not even a noob and you bumped a decade old thread?

ban4lyfe
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,343
Posted By puma1552

That's a good point, I knew they did crash...

That's a good point, I knew they did crash replacement/repairs but it's worth a shot to send them an email for this being I just bought it this month and it was the first ride - I went ahead and took...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,343
Posted By puma1552

Wore the Classic II yesterday for its first ride,...

Wore the Classic II yesterday for its first ride, really like it...but I'm bummed, somehow I got a couple really small snags on the sleeve cuff, no idea how. They survived the washing machine...
10-27-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,388
Posted By puma1552

Park PPL-1 Grease on Seatpost?

Alloy post in carbon frame.

I've loosened the post a couple times since buying the bike in June 2018 just to keep it from seizing.

It does have clear, thick grease from the factory. LBS...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,032
Posted By puma1552

Is that the Canyon one? So woukd you...

Is that the Canyon one?

So woukd you recommend the small one then for the Xs or is it just a bit too tight for comfort?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,032
Posted By puma1552

I run a 0.35mm thick ultra thin polypropylene...

I run a 0.35mm thick ultra thin polypropylene case on it, so I do have a case for scratch protection, but not one that would change the fitment equation.

I've never taken my phone with me on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,032
Posted By puma1552

Right, the dimensions cut it close and who really...

Right, the dimensions cut it close and who really knows how it's measured since it's just a soft bag as opposed to a rigid box with clearly defined dimensions.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,032
Posted By puma1552

Rapha Essentials Case - Inside Pics and iPhone Xs?

Anyone have pics of the inside of this, and does the smaller size hold an Xs? Their site refers to old 7/8s and plus sizes, they need to update descriptions for current phones.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,103
Posted By puma1552

Ah! Correct, thanks - fixed.

Ah! Correct, thanks - fixed.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,103
Posted By puma1552

I have 5k clinchers and can mount them on Zondas...

I have 5k clinchers and can mount them on Zondas by hand with no levers, without too much effort. They roll nice with Conti Race 28 tubes (not the Race Light version) and I've had no flats or...
10-22-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 33,535
Posted By puma1552

Nothing wrong with Trek, but not my cup of tea. ...

Nothing wrong with Trek, but not my cup of tea. Like many, when I started cycling I looked first at Trek, before deciding the Trek shops around here suck and the hybrids were pretty dull. Went...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,906
Posted By puma1552

Great looking bike, just not feeling the Bianchi...

Great looking bike, just not feeling the Bianchi color scheme on a non-Bianchi.
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