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03-19-09, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 725
Posted By Raven87

Thanks to all who have replied (especially...

Thanks to all who have replied (especially markhr's post!) and the advice is spot-on.

I've ridden my bike a lot since I got it but know for sure the saddle is just too narrow for comfort. It...
03-18-09, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 725
Posted By Raven87

My bike came with the Selle San Marco Ischia...

My bike came with the Selle San Marco Ischia saddle. After riding it some more, I agree that more padding is not necessarily needed but I do need more support beneath my sit bones. It's just a little...
03-17-09, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 725
Posted By Raven87

I'm going back to the LBS I got the bike from...

I'm going back to the LBS I got the bike from tomorrow. I talked with them today and they said I could try as many saddles as I want to find the right one.

All I know is that the one currently on...
03-17-09, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 725
Posted By Raven87

Finally! Got my new bike and have a saddle question...

My wife surprised me completely and bought me a new Cannondale Quick 5 Hybrid bike for my birthday! I absolutely love this bike and while it will not be my last bike, it is definitely a keeper. The...
11-18-08, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,227
Posted By Raven87

I am going to buy it!

I am going to buy it!
11-17-08, 11:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,227
Posted By Raven87

Really? I looked at Trek's site and the front...

Really? I looked at Trek's site and the front wheel is only 20 spoke with 24 spokes on the rear wheel.

Looking at the 7.3 FX, it has 32 spokes on both front and rear wheels.

I can buy a new...
11-17-08, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,227
Posted By Raven87

Right now, I'm at 312 and sloooooooooowly...

Right now, I'm at 312 and sloooooooooowly dropping. It's a nice bike at a great price but I don't want to pop spokes every ride either.
11-17-08, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,227
Posted By Raven87

Any Clyde's with a Trek 7.5 FX?

I looked at a barely used Trek 7.5 FX today ('07 model) and it was very, very nice and fit like a glove. However, the low spoke count concerned me to say the least. I think it only has like 22-24 on...
11-17-08, 04:29 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,914
Posted By Raven87

Down oh so slightly... 312.2 this morning - from...

Down oh so slightly... 312.2 this morning - from 313 last week.
11-11-08, 07:41 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,914
Posted By Raven87

This week's goals are the same as before -...

This week's goals are the same as before - portion control, limit snacks, more water and more exercise.
11-11-08, 07:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,551
Posted By Raven87

313.0 this week. Not as much as hoped for but...

313.0 this week. Not as much as hoped for but better than gaining I guess. :(
11-03-08, 03:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,627
Posted By Raven87

I wish mine would drop faster! Still, it's going...

I wish mine would drop faster! Still, it's going the right direction so I guess I should be happy.
11-03-08, 01:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,551
Posted By Raven87

My goals are going to be the same for the most...

My goals are going to be the same for the most part for the next several weeks.

1. Lose 1-2 lbs/week
2. Maintain portion control
3. Avoid sweets and excessive carbs.
11-03-08, 01:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,627
Posted By Raven87

Weighed in at 313.4.

Weighed in at 313.4.
10-31-08, 10:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,627
Posted By Raven87

I've been pretty busy and just have not had much...

I've been pretty busy and just have not had much time to get back here. The good thing is I've been riding and drinking water like it's not going to be here tomorrow.

My goals: drink a minimum of...
10-27-08, 07:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,531
Posted By Raven87

Darn... last week I was 314.0. This week,...

Darn... last week I was 314.0.

This week, 314.4. :mad:

I DID meet my goals for the week so I'll just keep on plugging along. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-08, 08:17 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,916
Posted By Raven87

Food for thought - since he only weighs 135 and...

Food for thought - since he only weighs 135 and he's running 100+ pressure in his tires, I would advise him to only drop the pressure no more than 10psi from what he is running currently and see how...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-08, 08:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,711
Posted By Raven87

The 'fold back' feature does very little good...

The 'fold back' feature does very little good regardless when it comes to whacking a person at any speed. First of all, the mirrors are detented to remain in the position and are designed to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-08, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By Raven87

Bike weight/gross weight at 13kgs and 15kgs? ...

Bike weight/gross weight at 13kgs and 15kgs?

That's pretty heavy (28.6 lbs and 33.06 lbs) for aluminum road bike.

Are those SOLID tubes? :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-08, 08:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 852
Posted By Raven87

Changing the front cogs is always more of a...

Changing the front cogs is always more of a change ratio-wise (for an adjoining cog swap) than the rears. But you don't have to shift both front and rear "at the same time", do you?

Like everyone...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-08, 04:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 369
Posted By Raven87

Anyone? This bike apparently did not sell well. ...

Anyone? This bike apparently did not sell well.

I wonder why?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-08, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 369
Posted By Raven87

Anyone familiar with a Cannondale Sport Road 800?

Might take a look at an '06 model. Not much on BF about them that I could find.

http://www.cannondale.com/bikes/05/cusa/model-5RR8Y.html

Any info? Supposedly a new left over '06 - not that...
10-20-08, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,014
Posted By Raven87

I was thinking the same thing, He just did not...

I was thinking the same thing, He just did not want to say because he KNOWS that $499 is TOO much for that bike.
10-20-08, 06:27 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,531
Posted By Raven87

Goals for week four

Keep up the water intake - minimum of 60 ounces per day.
Ride at least 60 miles this week (hard to do with my work schedule this week but I'm going to try!)
Stay away from the sweets and big...
10-20-08, 06:24 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,067
Posted By Raven87

314 - down 2 lbs! Yes, I meant my goal for the...

314 - down 2 lbs! Yes, I meant my goal for the week.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-08, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By Raven87

Thanks for the reply. Your bike looks just like...

Thanks for the reply. Your bike looks just like the one I'm going to go see. Nice bike. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-08, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By Raven87

I hope to connect with the guy with the Allez...

I hope to connect with the guy with the Allez tomorrow (Monday). It's a gorgeous bike based on the pictures and I think he said he only rode it a couple hundred miles. No scratches or anything...
10-19-08, 03:16 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,678
Posted By Raven87

^^^^^^^^^ +1000!

^^^^^^^^^
+1000!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-08, 01:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By Raven87

Synapse 6 or Allez Elite

I have an opportunity to buy either a new/carryover '08 Cannondale Synapse 6 (or a 7 Sport if I want) OR a slightly used '08 Specialized Allez '08. Both bikes are my size but I will not get to ride...
10-19-08, 01:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 865
Posted By Raven87

Nice pic and you are right - he DOES look happy!...

Nice pic and you are right - he DOES look happy! The Synapse is my leading new-bike candidate at the moment.

More to come Monday or Tuesday... :thumb:

Right now, the toss up is between a...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-08, 08:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By Raven87

I would hope it would. Although you probably...

I would hope it would. Although you probably still won't find much support from the "Don't run red lights" group.
Forum: Commuting
10-18-08, 08:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By Raven87

Definitely a 'better' feel for the ride in real...

Definitely a 'better' feel for the ride in real time but I did miss the music. And like you said, it does not look anywhere nearly as 'suicidal/maniacal' in real time versus the vids you have sped up...
10-18-08, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 865
Posted By Raven87

Gorgeous bike and thanks for the encouragement! ...

Gorgeous bike and thanks for the encouragement!

I'm narrowing down the candidates and hope to decide early/mid next week. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-08, 05:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,439
Posted By Raven87

Did I miss what happened to the dog? ...

Did I miss what happened to the dog?

Incredible story.
10-17-08, 05:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 986
Posted By Raven87

Congratulations and enjoy the new ride! And...

Congratulations and enjoy the new ride!

And by the way - Welcome!
Forum: Commuting
10-17-08, 05:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,475
Posted By Raven87

I do not understand why these idiots - yes,...

I do not understand why these idiots - yes, idiots - would dress in black, no lights, no reflectors, or any other item that would make them easier to see - and avoid - and go riding in the dark?...
10-17-08, 03:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 865
Posted By Raven87

Absolutely! My favorite LBS is the first one I...

Absolutely! My favorite LBS is the first one I went to back a couple of months ago when i first started this search. Initially, I was not that impressed with them and figured I would not go back. But...
10-17-08, 02:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 865
Posted By Raven87

I really appreciate all the replies and...

I really appreciate all the replies and encouragement.

So - I'm going to buy a Road bike! I have already narrowed my search down to a few, including a couple of used bikes.

I'm considering an...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-08, 02:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,665
Posted By Raven87

"I don't care who you are, that there's...

"I don't care who you are, that there's funny..."
10-17-08, 01:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,014
Posted By Raven87

My thoughts exactly. He's a nice guy with a small...

My thoughts exactly. He's a nice guy with a small shop but still, 3 years old and only $50 off MSRP?
10-17-08, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,014
Posted By Raven87

Ok, I got to see the bike today. It is a dark...

Ok, I got to see the bike today. It is a dark burgandy but almost a purple tint in it. The paint almost looks adonized and appears to be a good paint quality.

It says "Absolute" on the top tube...
10-16-08, 07:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 865
Posted By Raven87

Actually, I'm going to look at a Synapse...

Actually, I'm going to look at a Synapse tomorrow. The guy said it is a Synapse 4 but I have not seen it yet.

I love the C'Dale stuff but I also found a line on a barely used '08 Specialized...
10-16-08, 06:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 865
Posted By Raven87

Uber Clyde thinking SERIOUSLY of buying a road bike - should I?

I was just about to pull the trigger on a new Cannondale Quick 4 or 5 (which ever the LBS got in first) OR a Trek 7.3 FX he has in stock - both brands fit great - but the Road Bike bug has been...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-08, 06:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 919
Posted By Raven87

Doesn't everyone?

Doesn't everyone?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-08, 05:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,622
Posted By Raven87

Just curious - is your name "Sue"? How do you...

Just curious - is your name "Sue"? How do you do?
Forum: Foo
10-16-08, 05:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,082
Posted By Raven87

+1000

+1000
Forum: Foo
10-16-08, 05:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,082
Posted By Raven87

I dunno... sounds legit to me. Just today, a...

I dunno... sounds legit to me.

Just today, a very generous man from Nigeria promised to send me $320,000 US if I would send him all my bank information and help him out.

Naturally, I did not...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-08, 04:10 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 6,586
Posted By Raven87

Joey, I don't walk in your shoes but what you say...

Joey, I don't walk in your shoes but what you say about the crime issue in NOLA makes a lot of sense.

While I might disagree with what many have called your 'unlawful' behavior, your skills on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-08, 03:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,267
Posted By Raven87

I don't know... people might get shocked to see...

I don't know... people might get shocked to see you riding your wood.

:roflmao2:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-08, 03:00 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,942
Posted By Raven87

Not for only ten million... maybe eleven million,...

Not for only ten million... maybe eleven million, I might think about it.

:notamused:
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