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04-20-15, 12:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 29,075
Posted By mrdelprete

super jealous. I want one for my next "do...

super jealous. I want one for my next "do everything" bike....
10-04-13, 11:03 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,056
Posted By mrdelprete

I'm in. Start weight- 260 Goal Weight- 252 ...

I'm in.
Start weight- 260
Goal Weight- 252
Distance Goal- 200 miles
Miles as of 10-4 - 20
01-11-13, 01:18 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,869
Posted By mrdelprete

An esting contest at a local resteraunt. Its...

An esting contest at a local resteraunt. Its called "el Hefe". It is more or less 22ounzes of fried rice balls covered in meat, cheese, and other toppings, surrounded by a bag of chips. If you finish...
09-12-12, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By mrdelprete

Back on track. I hope

Long time no post. A while ag I was close to exiting the realm of Clyde. I was down to about 209, then some personal tragedies struck.I know we all got problems, but with the death of a close family...
04-30-12, 04:44 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 7,534
Posted By mrdelprete

4-2- 13 miles 4-3- 12 miles 4-6- 20 miles ...

4-2- 13 miles
4-3- 12 miles
4-6- 20 miles
4-7 - 15 miles
4-8 to 4-15 trip to Niagara Falls with no bike
4-17 12 miles
4-24 15 miles
4-29- 20 miles

April Total-107...
04-18-12, 09:41 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 7,534
Posted By mrdelprete

4-2- 13 miles 4-3- 12 miles 4-6- 20 miles ...

4-2- 13 miles
4-3- 12 miles
4-6- 20 miles
4-7 - 15 miles
4-8 to 4-15 trip to Niagara Falls with no bike
4-17 12 miles

April Total- 72 miles
04-16-12, 06:52 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 7,534
Posted By mrdelprete

4-2- 13 miles 4-3- 12 miles 4-6- 20 miles ...

4-2- 13 miles
4-3- 12 miles
4-6- 20 miles
4-7 - 15 miles
4-8 to 4-15 trip to Niagara Falls with no bike

April Total- 60 miles
04-03-12, 09:43 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 7,534
Posted By mrdelprete

4-2- 13 miles 4-3- 12 miles April Total-...

4-2- 13 miles
4-3- 12 miles

April Total- 25 miles
04-02-12, 11:00 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 7,534
Posted By mrdelprete

Goal for the month is 200, Last month was my...

Goal for the month is 200, Last month was my longest month ever at 150, lets hope for some good long rides!

4-2- 13 miles
03-30-12, 09:41 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 7,895
Posted By mrdelprete

3-3-12 - 20 miles 3-7-12 - 12 miles 3-8-12...

3-3-12 - 20 miles
3-7-12 - 12 miles
3-8-12 - 12 miles
3-9-12- 13 miles
3-14-12 - 26 miles!
3-19-12 12 miles
3-20-12 15 miles
3-24-12 20 miles
3-29-12 20 miles
150 total miles
03-27-12, 07:38 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 7,895
Posted By mrdelprete

3-3-12 - 20 miles 3-7-12 - 12 miles 3-8-12...

3-3-12 - 20 miles
3-7-12 - 12 miles
3-8-12 - 12 miles
3-9-12- 13 miles
3-14-12 - 26 miles!
3-19-12 12 miles
3-20-12 15 miles
3-24-12 20 miles
130 total miles
03-21-12, 06:19 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 7,895
Posted By mrdelprete

3-3-12 - 20 miles 3-7-12 - 12 miles 3-8-12...

3-3-12 - 20 miles
3-7-12 - 12 miles
3-8-12 - 12 miles
3-9-12- 13 miles
3-14-12 - 26 miles!
3-19-12 12 miles
3-20-12 15 miles
110 total miles
Reached Goal #1, first 100 mile month of my...
03-19-12, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 894
Posted By mrdelprete

Joining the tandem team!

Just got the family a tandem bike yesterday. An extremely lightly used Sun Retro Tandem 7. Needless to say, we spent the day Sunday taking the kids for cruises around the neighboorhood. My idea of...
03-19-12, 08:09 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 7,895
Posted By mrdelprete

3-3-12 - 20 miles 3-7-12 - 12 miles 3-8-12...

3-3-12 - 20 miles
3-7-12 - 12 miles
3-8-12 - 12 miles
3-9-12- 13 miles
3-14-12 - 26 miles!
3-19-12 12 miles
95 total miles
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-12, 09:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,886
Posted By mrdelprete

did you miss the mavic elites for $399?

did you miss the mavic elites for $399?
03-15-12, 06:22 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 7,895
Posted By mrdelprete

3-3-12 - 20 miles 3-7-12 - 12 miles 3-8-12 -...

3-3-12 - 20 miles
3-7-12 - 12 miles
3-8-12 - 12 miles
3-9-12- 13 miles
3-14-12 - 26 miles!

83 total miles and down 7lbs this month!
03-14-12, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By mrdelprete

I did not like the shifting on the Sora, namely...

I did not like the shifting on the Sora, namely using your thumb to downshift, making it impossible to reach from the drops. Also, ergonomicly (sp) the sram is more comfortable for me on long rides....
03-14-12, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By mrdelprete

My new Clyde Ride

Loving my new bike. It is a Gt GTR4 got it on sale from Nashbar for $425 with free shipping. I did not like the Sora shifting. I actually preferred the downtube shifting on my old bike. I went to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-12, 10:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,886
Posted By mrdelprete

It is a motivational thing. I need to get...

It is a motivational thing. I need to get healthy, so my reward might be carbon! I know it is tough nought to hold me, just waiting
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-12, 09:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,886
Posted By mrdelprete

I agree. I am not getting a new bike until next...

I agree. I am not getting a new bike until next year, and was thinking of cheap ebay carbon, but would totally get this one, then swap out some parts. (i am an Sram fan)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-12, 08:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,886
Posted By mrdelprete

Nashbar gone carbon!

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_533667_-1_203370_10000_202339

Even nashbar is building carbon bikes now. I like the idea of a plain black carbon bike, but not getting on carbon...
03-12-12, 12:37 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 7,895
Posted By mrdelprete

My goal is to start small, but you are right. My...

My goal is to start small, but you are right. My goal for next month is 200. By May I am hoping for 100 a week. That might be quick, but I finally have a bike I love and I cant wait to get out on it!
03-12-12, 10:40 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 20,376
Posted By mrdelprete

Neil, Long time reader of your posts. Glad to...

Neil,
Long time reader of your posts. Glad to hear you are doing well. Speady recovery to you!

Matt Del Prete
03-12-12, 10:32 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 7,895
Posted By mrdelprete

3-3-12 - 20 miles 3-7-12 - 12 miles 3-8-12 -...

3-3-12 - 20 miles
3-7-12 - 12 miles
3-8-12 - 12 miles
3-9-12- 13 miles

57 total. More than half way to goal of 100. Would be my first 100 mile month. Here we go!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-12, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 754
Posted By mrdelprete

I did something very similar. I have a 2010 GT...

I did something very similar. I have a 2010 GT GTR series 4. Came with lower end 2200 and Sora bits that I rode for 6 months. I bought used rival shifters, 10 speed cassette, 10 speed chain (new),...
03-08-12, 07:34 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 7,895
Posted By mrdelprete

Going good so far, especially since I was able to...

Going good so far, especially since I was able to start communting again!
3-3-12 - 20 miles
3-7-12 - 12 miles
3-8-12 - 12 miles

total so far- 44 miles
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-12, 02:11 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 118,370
Posted By mrdelprete

I will post a picture with my upgrades tomorrow.

Gt GTR4- I will post new pics with SRAM drivetrain tomorrow
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02-15-12, 01:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 785
Posted By mrdelprete

I meant Drive train, my way of referring to the...

I meant Drive train, my way of referring to the "stuff that make bike go and shift" front and rear derailleur, shifters, chain, crank, and BB. Dont know why I typed drivechain. Perhaps I was thinking...
02-15-12, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 785
Posted By mrdelprete

[/B] Yes, Looking to build a second bike...

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Yes, Looking to build a second bike with my "take off parts"
02-15-12, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 785
Posted By mrdelprete

Thanks for pointing out my poor choice of words,...

Thanks for pointing out my poor choice of words, I forgot that was the point of BF. Haha
02-15-12, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 785
Posted By mrdelprete

This is addicting

So I am new to doing work on my bike (the other day Iwas excited about changing a cassette). This moring I switched out half of the drivechain, Cables, Shifters, rear derailuer, chain. The chain...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-12, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 265,909
Posted By mrdelprete

Not todays or Garmin, but seeing if link will work

I am trying an app on my phone called endomondo. I like it, just seeing if the link works. I dont need a ton of feedback after my ride, so it does enough for me....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-12, 12:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,508
Posted By mrdelprete

I am a GT Fan. Series 3 can be had for $1000 at...

I am a GT Fan. Series 3 can be had for $1000 at shops by me
http://www.gtbicycles.com/2012/bikes/road/performance/2012-gtr-series-3-0

I have a 2010 series 4, was $500, and I love it.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-12, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 162,798
Posted By mrdelprete

Budget is as budget does! Hence the Budget hot or...

Budget is as budget does! Hence the Budget hot or not thread. I love riding it, which is all that matters.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-12, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 162,798
Posted By mrdelprete

2010 GTR series 4

2010 GT GTR Series 4
Stock except- Vader Saddle, Look Keo Pedals, Vueletta Zerolite Pro Wheelset.....
Zerolite Pro Wheels are not light, haha. Apex setup is on the way, Will post updated pic next...
02-13-12, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By mrdelprete

Early wrenching success

For my birthday, I wanted a apex groupset put on my bike. When I was quoted prices between $750-$800 installed, I decided it was time to learn to do the work myself. I recieved some tools and parts...
02-13-12, 10:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,895
Posted By mrdelprete

Bolt Cutters

I use a pair of mini bolt cutters from ace hardware that I had laying around.
http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3549595&kw=bolt+cutters&origkw=bolt+cutters&searchId=60283147633...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-12, 08:30 AM
Replies: 27,059
Views: 17,369,960
Posted By mrdelprete

Here is my Bike: 2010 Gt GTR4 236842Stock...

Here is my Bike: 2010 Gt GTR4

236842Stock except for
wheelset- Vueltta Zerolite Pro
Pedals- Look Keo

Upgrades on the Way-
Rival Shifters
apex read derailleur
new cassette
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-12, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 734
Posted By mrdelprete

Thanks for the help. Here is the Bike as is. I...

Thanks for the help. Here is the Bike as is. I will post a bike after my adjustments
236841
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-12, 06:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 734
Posted By mrdelprete

Ok, actually counter my teeth, Its a 50/34. Guess...

Ok, actually counter my teeth, Its a 50/34. Guess i will have some lllllloooooooooooowwwwwwwwww gears if I have to ride up a mountain in a headwind..... at the Jersey Shore where I live..... where...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-12, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,813
Posted By mrdelprete

Thanks!

Thanks for the tip, they will look sharp on my ride!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-12, 10:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 734
Posted By mrdelprete

It might make me sound stupid, but I never...

It might make me sound stupid, but I never actually counted the teeth, I just trusted the spec sheet when I bought it. It is an OEM verison, not available on their site, but I will count when I get...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-12, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 734
Posted By mrdelprete

I will let you know how it goes, thanks for not...

I will let you know how it goes, thanks for not making me feel dumb for trying!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-12, 09:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 734
Posted By mrdelprete

All I know it is a sealed cartidge BB. I have no...

All I know it is a sealed cartidge BB. I have no idea what cranks would be compatable
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-12, 09:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 734
Posted By mrdelprete

Am I wrong for thinking the larger rear cassette...

Am I wrong for thinking the larger rear cassette with a 50/39 will give me better range and cheaper than swapping out the crank for a 50/34? I have never replaced a crank or BB and do not have the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-12, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 734
Posted By mrdelprete

I know a 50/39 sounds stange, but It is what came...

I know a 50/39 sounds stange, but It is what came on the bike. It is a FSA tempo crank. Here is the bikepedia link...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-12, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 734
Posted By mrdelprete

Will my good deal be stupid?

So I have a Gt GTR4. Sora and low end Shimano Stuff. Got a killer deal for new/slightly used apex/rival stuff. I now will have rival shifters with a 50/39 crank with 11-32 cassette. I don't have that...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-12, 06:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,925
Posted By mrdelprete

Todays Comics- Art Imitates life?

Today, one if my favorite comics rips the road cyclist. I still love it....

http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine



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Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-12, 01:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,994
Posted By mrdelprete

VDO C3 DS from Nashbar

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_521664_-1_202311_10000_202553

Wireless and I got the cadence kit as well. I bought it on supersale from them. Paid $17.95 and then $8 for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-12, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By mrdelprete

Well, it took me about a month to get the time to...

Well, it took me about a month to get the time to start riding (two full time jobs, one of which is a family business) But as winter dawns, so does my time to ride. Two ten mile rides done. I have a...
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