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Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 928
Posted By Drago1010

Been riding Yksion Pros since last May. Have...

Been riding Yksion Pros since last May. Have about 1800 miles on the set. Still look good.
04-07-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,007
Posted By Drago1010

S-Works Roubaix tape - ~$30, w gel pads. Very...

S-Works Roubaix tape - ~$30, w gel pads. Very comfy.
Replies: 13
Views: 3,468
Posted By Drago1010

Troll or just dumb. Let this thread die.

Troll or just dumb. Let this thread die.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By Drago1010

Bikeflights ships via Fed Ex

Bikeflights ships via Fed Ex
10-25-18, 06:51 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,261
Posted By Drago1010

In the city, any car driven by an Uber or Lyft...

In the city, any car driven by an Uber or Lyft driver. I used to hate cab drivers, now I long for the good old days.
10-22-18, 07:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,487
Posted By Drago1010

Thumbs up on the Kuat Transfer 2. Great rack and...

Thumbs up on the Kuat Transfer 2. Great rack and at a good price point. It secures very securely to the hitch (I have a 2" receiver so I use the adapter) and it is easy and quick to load and secure...
10-11-18, 04:26 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,209
Posted By Drago1010

Joe Blow Sport. I think the twin head works...

Joe Blow Sport. I think the twin head works better than the smart head on the Joe Blow pro.
10-02-18, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By Drago1010

Performance Club II Jersey. Relaxed fit and...

Performance Club II Jersey. Relaxed fit and inexpensive.

https://www.performancebike.com/shop/cycling-clothing/mens-cycling-clothing/short-sleeve-jerseys/ssjrsy-pbs-club-iii-11-5382
09-28-18, 12:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,700
Posted By Drago1010

What he said.

What he said.
08-28-18, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 548
Posted By Drago1010

What kind of bottom bracket? If its a BB30, the...

What kind of bottom bracket? If its a BB30, the installation may be an issue. They are notorious for this. I've had creaking or clicking issues with BB30's on two new bikes and so have other guys I...
10-12-15, 05:10 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,842
Posted By Drago1010

Better check court "rules" in your jurisdiction. ...

Better check court "rules" in your jurisdiction. Here in Chicago the last time I drove thru a stop sign and got ticketed, I couldn't pay the ticket and plead guilty but had to report to court. At...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-15, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,504
Posted By Drago1010

Clarify "old".

Clarify "old".
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-15, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,898
Posted By Drago1010

I have an old Yakima Big Joe (I believe) and it...

I have an old Yakima Big Joe (I believe) and it carries my Roubaix fine. Only thing I do is use some 2" ID foam pipe insulation around the frame at the strapping points to prevent scratching th
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-15, 10:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,969
Posted By Drago1010

For the price of that bike, thats not acceptable....

For the price of that bike, thats not acceptable. If it is "normal", I wouldn't consider being a BH bike.
06-27-15, 06:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,004
Posted By Drago1010

No forum group bites on a troll better than...

No forum group bites on a troll better than A&S.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-15, 04:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,049
Posted By Drago1010

bonner 1040 you forgot to add the important...

bonner 1040
you forgot to add the important info - what color? Silver or black?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-15, 06:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,049
Posted By Drago1010

Bought the this bike this past winter and have 5...

Bought the this bike this past winter and have 5 months riding on it. Outstanding compared to my old Synapse. Ride it as is before making any changes. I actually have no issues with the saddle,...
06-04-15, 04:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,730
Posted By Drago1010

Bike tax is probably going to the Bucks new arena...

Bike tax is probably going to the Bucks new arena

Wisconsin governor announces deal for new $500 million Milwaukee Bucks arena - Chicago Tribune...
05-19-15, 05:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,480
Posted By Drago1010

From my read, he wasn't riding clip less, but...

From my read, he wasn't riding clip less, but with toe clips. So let's ban both clips and clip less - just to be on the safe side.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-15, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By Drago1010

The LFP is my normal quick ride. Hollywood to...

The LFP is my normal quick ride. Hollywood to Montrose is not bad with other options to ride roads in the park. South of Montrose to Ohio can be a trial. It's the most popular part with everyone...
04-06-15, 03:45 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,947
Posted By Drago1010

Happened in Chicago about 7-8 yrs ago. Woman was...

Happened in Chicago about 7-8 yrs ago. Woman was killed taking her bike off the front rack. Driver was faulted. CTA sent/posted reminders to always notify the driver that you will be removing a bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-15, 02:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,414
Posted By Drago1010

$400 + the the 20% off coupon is a serious...

$400 + the the 20% off coupon is a serious merchandise buy!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-15, 07:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,198
Posted By Drago1010

I bought an alloy Synapse as my first road bike...

I bought an alloy Synapse as my first road bike in 2011. I'm 5'9". Got the same crappy fit/ service from the LBS so I ended up buying the 51 (which I believe in the 2011 alloy frame was a bit taller...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-15, 05:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,105
Posted By Drago1010

Only need to put off that next bike purchase 10...

Only need to put off that next bike purchase 10 yrs.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-15, 07:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,976
Posted By Drago1010

Troll. And judging by all the replies, a...

Troll. And judging by all the replies, a successful one.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-15, 05:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,549
Posted By Drago1010

Almost exactly the same experience. Though now...

Almost exactly the same experience. Though now I've upgraded to a Spec. Roubaix SL4 Comp Disc. Synapse is now (and has been for a year) my commuting bike. My hybrid is out on lend with option to...
01-31-15, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,749
Posted By Drago1010

No traitor, just maturing and discovering another...

No traitor, just maturing and discovering another dimension in cycling. No rule says your butt has to be affixed to the same style/type of bike all the time.
01-29-15, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,773
Posted By Drago1010

I just bought a Spec roubaix comp disc road bike...

I just bought a Spec roubaix comp disc road bike and if the Sirrus frame feels and rides similar to the Roubaix with the Zerts inserts. it will be a fine ride. Only difference I see is the seat post...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-15, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,045
Posted By Drago1010

killtheaquited If you're just going to ride...

killtheaquited
If you're just going to ride around Chicago you don't need to shift much or disc brakes (disclaimer - I just bought I new road bike with disc brakes). Don't decide that you need a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-15, 05:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,446
Posted By Drago1010

I just bought a the 2015 Roubaix SL4 Comp Disc. ...

I just bought a the 2015 Roubaix SL4 Comp Disc. Had to order it and I thought I got a good deal at $150 off list. $900 of list (27%) for a 2015 model seems strange. Great bike though.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-14, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By Drago1010

Hydraulic Disc Brakes Opinion Please

Been shopping for my next (last?) road bike. I'm sort of a senior (63+) so I'm not going for speed records. Thought I'd go with a new carbon bike with hydraulic discs (band not important for this...
06-25-14, 06:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,016
Posted By Drago1010

I find the title of this thread offensive. "old"...

I find the title of this thread offensive. "old" indeed! I prefer to think of myself as later middle aged. AARP has been notified.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-14, 03:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,191
Posted By Drago1010

2013 Cannondale CAAD8 5 105 - New and Used Bike...

2013 Cannondale CAAD8 5 105 - New and Used Bike Value (http://www.bicyclebluebook.com/SearchListingDetail.aspx?id=3045467&make=672&model=63477)

$855 like new
$814 excellent
Forum: Commuting
09-29-13, 05:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,479
Posted By Drago1010

I commute in Chicago 365. Chicago is flat and...

I commute in Chicago 365. Chicago is flat and you can use whatever bike you like - fixed/single speed, mtg, hybrid, cross, road, european city, cruiser or frankenbike. The choice is yours. Your...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-13, 06:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,042
Posted By Drago1010

I also use both (A530 on my road bike and M24 on...

I also use both (A530 on my road bike and M24 on my hybrid) and find the same positioning. No problems clipping in. I commute daily (road bike in spring/summer/early fall, Hybrid the rest of the...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-13, 06:26 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,888
Posted By Drago1010

Made my monday morning.

Made my monday morning.
06-25-13, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 694
Posted By Drago1010

City of Chicago just raised the dooring fine to...

City of Chicago just raised the dooring fine to $1000. Previously it was $500. Not that may tickets get written .....
05-31-13, 06:54 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,636
Posted By Drago1010

Another outstanding video! Since I routinely ride...

Another outstanding video! Since I routinely ride the Lake Front Path in Chicago, this MUP seems rather calm and well organized! At least everyones traveling in the same direction.
Forum: Commuting
11-07-12, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By Drago1010

Don't cry yet. Word is another bike shop is going...

Don't cry yet. Word is another bike shop is going to open there.
Forum: Commuting
06-07-12, 06:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 823
Posted By Drago1010

Duluth Trading long tail T shirts ...

Duluth Trading long tail T shirts

http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/mens/mens-shirts/mens-t-shirts/mens-t-shirts.aspx
05-02-12, 06:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,082
Posted By Drago1010

I cross rr tracks every day in 2 industrial areas...

I cross rr tracks every day in 2 industrial areas that split, curve fork etc. In some areas I have to ride parallel to the tracks and then cross over. Had my two scariest falls over this area when I...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-12, 02:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,417
Posted By Drago1010

I ride clipless with my road bike - love it,...

I ride clipless with my road bike - love it, however on my commuter (both winter and summer bikes) I prefer using half toe clips. My daily commute is through the city and using half toe clips allow...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-12, 06:40 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,730
Posted By Drago1010

I'm 5'9 with a "normal" proportioned body (legs...

I'm 5'9 with a "normal" proportioned body (legs are not short) and I ride a 51cm bike. Was also offered a 54cm and after test riding preferred the 51.
Forum: Commuting
03-05-12, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,917
Posted By Drago1010

The preferred tool of the urban bike thief is the...

The preferred tool of the urban bike thief is the cordless angle grinder.
By most accounts it takes less than 1 minute to cut thru a U lock.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-11, 07:37 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,563
Posted By Drago1010

Bought myself a Synapse 5 Alloy 105 as a pre...

Bought myself a Synapse 5 Alloy 105 as a pre birthday present (60th) last spring. I had previously been riding (still do for commuting now) a hybrid and a mtn bike for the past 3 yrs when I got back...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-10, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 923
Posted By Drago1010

I purchased a pair of their rain pants about 6...

I purchased a pair of their rain pants about 6 wks ago. No problem with the web site then and the pants got shipped extremely fast - received in 3 days. Great quality. Hope nothings gone amiss...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-10, 06:25 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,705
Posted By Drago1010

Distance - 3.6mi (all city) Car - 12-25min ...

Distance - 3.6mi (all city)
Car - 12-25min
Bike - 18min
Forum: Commuting
10-27-10, 06:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,286
Posted By Drago1010

I totally agree. J&G jacket has great...

I totally agree. J&G jacket has great ventillation. Also quality is outstanding as is performance.
Forum: Commuting
07-13-10, 06:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By Drago1010

My commute take me through two areaS (~1/4 mile...

My commute take me through two areaS (~1/4 mile each) of RR tracks that branch into numerous sidings. Got religion on crossing tracks sine my two worst wipe outs were on these stretches (1 on each...
03-17-10, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,753
Posted By Drago1010

Best solution for a newbie with a $500 budget in...

Best solution for a newbie with a $500 budget in Chicago -
We have tons of reputable bike shops. Find a good local one (or a few - I live in Lakeview and there are at least 6 in a mile radius of my...
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