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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
06-13-20, 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
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
05-25-20, 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...
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,337
Posted By puma1552

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

HAS to be the Emirates paint scheme, too.

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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, 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: 4,304
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
10-07-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,343
Posted By puma1552

Thanks guys, I went ahead and just ordered both...

Thanks guys, I went ahead and just ordered both (along with an off the bike hoodie, the $80 one, not the $150 one, which already pushes the boundaries of acceptable).

Bought all three items in 2...
10-02-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,287
Posted By puma1552

Second vote for Specialized Body Geometry gel...

Second vote for Specialized Body Geometry gel gloves, only gloves I use.
08-28-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 20,312
Posted By puma1552

Ok. I'd rather not wait 10 years to get the bike...

Ok. I'd rather not wait 10 years to get the bike I have today for "pennies on the dollar" when I bought it brand new for 50% of MSRP anyway. Big difference in components after 10 years. I'll happily...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 249,961
Posted By puma1552

You need to go away. Nothing more pathetic in...

You need to go away. Nothing more pathetic in this world than someone who hangs around a forum just to be an unlikeable troll. What a waste of your life.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 249,961
Posted By puma1552

A brand spankin' new garage door and swapping out...

A brand spankin' new garage door and swapping out the huge hybrid internal/external cam Campy QR skewers for much leaner internal cam Ultegra skewers is surely enough reason to post, right? RIGHT???...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,070
Posted By puma1552

One thing about the Shamal Milles, is that the...

One thing about the Shamal Milles, is that the coating on the brake track will look like crap real quick - it doesn't hold up, yet it takes too long to just completely wear off and be uniform.

I'd...
08-10-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,501
Posted By puma1552

One thing is that the fresh factory grease in the...

One thing is that the fresh factory grease in the hubs might be causing a bit of resistance, and will need to work its way out a bit over a few hundred miles. Your Zondas will go from nearly silent...
08-08-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,190
Posted By puma1552

Wouldn't worry about it, paint virtually always...

Wouldn't worry about it, paint virtually always chips on dropouts (or in this case, thru-axles). On the plus side, unlike a dropout, the thru-axle area there is confined, so I would just scrape off...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,025
Posted By puma1552

I think you're looking at it backwards. They...

I think you're looking at it backwards. They aren't making normal margins on the frameset, and barely scraping by on the complete bike. Rather, they are making normal margins on the complete bike,...
07-15-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,194
Posted By puma1552

As I always say to my wife, my road bike is for...

As I always say to my wife, my road bike is for cycling, my hybrid is for biking...there's a difference!

It's nice to just fool around in the neighborhood sometimes.
07-15-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,194
Posted By puma1552

Yeah, don't sell that Sirrus.

Yeah, don't sell that Sirrus.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,271
Posted By puma1552

Great looking bike, $3k for electronic shifting...

Great looking bike, $3k for electronic shifting is a steal...I think my next bike will have to be electronic.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 249,961
Posted By puma1552

If you want a pro tip on keeping the white bar...

If you want a pro tip on keeping the white bar tape clean, use Westley's (well, now Black Magic) Bleche White. It's available at any auto parts store, and it's made for white wall/white letter tires....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,588
Posted By puma1552

70mm stem for a guy 5'9" tells me something isn't...

70mm stem for a guy 5'9" tells me something isn't right.

For reference, I'm 5'5" and ride an 80mm stem (on a 52cm bike that came with a 90cm stem), and it's just right.
Replies: 63
Views: 17,761
Posted By puma1552

83 days is the grand total. Refunds fully posted...

83 days is the grand total. Refunds fully posted and the money is mine again. So glad to be done with this.
06-07-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,075
Posted By puma1552

$2500-$3000 is the sweet spot IMO. Beyond that,...

$2500-$3000 is the sweet spot IMO. Beyond that, maybe with the exception of another jump for electronic shifting, you hit asymptotic diminishing returns.

/real response to troll thread
06-02-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 17,280
Posted By puma1552

Geez man, there's a multiquote feature for a...

Geez man, there's a multiquote feature for a reason.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,643
Posted By puma1552

Excellent...despite the cheapest shipping being...

Excellent...despite the cheapest shipping being $15 (1-2 day FedEx Priority was cheapest option, wtf) and it arguably being pointless to replace given the surrounding scuffs, nonetheless I went ahead...
05-25-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By puma1552

5800 105 - Lost Three Gear Sweep from Smallest Cog?

First off, I acknowledge it's possible it was always like this and I just wasn't aware, and am now hyperaware since I've moved the cassette from the stock wheels to new wheels and back now to the...
04-29-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7,704
Views: 2,578,879
Posted By puma1552

Couldn't ask for a better hybrid. ...

Couldn't ask for a better hybrid.

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04-29-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1,681
Views: 548,476
Posted By puma1552

2016 Sirrus Elite, not a scratch on it and made...

2016 Sirrus Elite, not a scratch on it and made from E5 aluminum, which they no longer offer. What a great bike. Love the fluorescent red decals underneath the clearcoat on the brushed aluminum. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,596
Posted By puma1552

Great pickup...what did you end up paying for it?

Great pickup...what did you end up paying for it?
04-01-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1,451
Views: 315,693
Posted By puma1552

Pulled the dork disk off, it got bent somehow and...

Pulled the dork disk off, it got bent somehow and was interfering with the biggest cog. Much nicer without.
02-21-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,278
Posted By puma1552

Got my Bolt today. 1) Setup was really easy...

Got my Bolt today.

1) Setup was really easy with the app, got my pages set up and I'm sandboxed between the device and the app which will do nicely. Can link and export to virtually any other app...
02-17-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,278
Posted By puma1552

Bike Computers - Are they all junk?

Have not had a cycling computer before, but would like to get one this year. Am looking at the usual suspects: Garmin 520, 520 Plus, and Wahoo Elemnt Bolt.

Here's where I'm at, maybe a bit odd as...
08-24-18, 06:52 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 12,155
Posted By puma1552

This is pretty much me. I am a pretty big time...

This is pretty much me. I am a pretty big time car detailer and I extend that to bikes, my bikes get detailed after each ride. One of my bikes is new, but the other is 2 years old and has a good...
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