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Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-11, 09:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,364
Posted By djlarroc

i knew this was going to be in arizona. i have...

i knew this was going to be in arizona. i have family there. don't like. i call it "the valley of the AC".
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-11, 10:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,342
Posted By djlarroc

I think it can be done, but it's going to have to...

I think it can be done, but it's going to have to be spd.. I got some shimano mt22 for around $55, and some carve pedals for $35 from performance. They work ok, but as said before, MTB isn't the best...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-11, 10:07 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 15,239
Posted By djlarroc

Funny you brought this up. This PB is near my...

Funny you brought this up. This PB is near my house, and I would go there pretty often, sometimes once a week, sometimes 2-3 times per week. I really liked all the guys in the store, and they all...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-11, 10:59 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 15,239
Posted By djlarroc

Also, I did consider that SST frame A LOT.. I...

Also, I did consider that SST frame A LOT.. I still think about :)

In the end, when I started looking, I just wanted a nice carbon frame w/the best components I could afford. The SST is a sick...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-11, 10:55 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 15,239
Posted By djlarroc

hahaha.. good deal!!!! My bike rides nice....

hahaha.. good deal!!!!

My bike rides nice. I had to take it back once to have them cut the steer tube. Still seems a tad long, but I figure, if I ever sell it, they may want more tube. But I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-11, 05:39 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 15,239
Posted By djlarroc

Yeah... I need to change providers here soon :D

Yeah... I need to change providers here soon :D
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-11, 04:26 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 15,239
Posted By djlarroc

They gave me a $200 gift card and I kept the...

They gave me a $200 gift card and I kept the bike. I like it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-11, 03:07 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 19,386
Posted By djlarroc

Now, that I can agree with! Had he been...

Now, that I can agree with!

Had he been paying for a shop to do it, I'm sure not ONE person would approve.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-11, 03:05 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 19,386
Posted By djlarroc

I do too, and I'm sure a lot of other people as...

I do too, and I'm sure a lot of other people as well. Just depends on if you're investment (time & $) is worth it. And I know that's very subjective, but that's what the whole "polishing a turd"...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-11, 03:00 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 19,386
Posted By djlarroc

A friend of mine bought a Giant OCR2 carbon...

A friend of mine bought a Giant OCR2 carbon w/Ultegra for $850 on CL.

I bought a new Fuji Team w/Ultegra for $1200.

Took both of us, just the time to negotiate/pay for the bike. No, hours...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-11, 02:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,083
Posted By djlarroc

I've always struggled w/skinny legs. Cycling is...

I've always struggled w/skinny legs. Cycling is helping, along with other exercises at the gym. I'm sure that's why I'm the heaviest I'ver ever been at my current 179, even though my upper body is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-11, 01:28 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,342
Posted By djlarroc

Sweet bike! As long as you like it, and you got a...

Sweet bike! As long as you like it, and you got a good deal!

I've done that before. Mostly all large purchases, I got a smokin deal so the wifey was always fine with it. I'm lucky. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-11, 01:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,083
Posted By djlarroc

+1! rbart, BF is prob the only place 5'9 150 is...

+1! rbart, BF is prob the only place 5'9 150 is not skinny! Yes it is skinny!

Like OP and many others, I was 130 when I graduated HS. I'm 5'9.5, and at 36 (here in July), I weigh a healthy 179....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-11, 12:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,832
Posted By djlarroc

Nice bike. I like how the wheels and tape tie in....

Nice bike. I like how the wheels and tape tie in. Very cool.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-11, 12:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,253
Posted By djlarroc

unless you are 4'11, you should spend lots of...

unless you are 4'11, you should spend lots of money on burgers.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-11, 02:56 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 7,246
Posted By djlarroc

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... are you going off of that?...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... are you going off of that? Sorry, don't think that's what he meant. Bub.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-11, 02:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,874
Posted By djlarroc

Yea.. It was an '09, purchased August 2010. They...

Yea.. It was an '09, purchased August 2010. They had it on clearance plus 10% off, plus 20% in points. My brother was buying a bike, so he gave me money for the points. Worked out GREAT for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-11, 01:53 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 7,246
Posted By djlarroc

I saw that as one of the saddest responses in...

I saw that as one of the saddest responses in this thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-11, 01:52 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 7,246
Posted By djlarroc

If that's how you took his post, good thing you...

If that's how you took his post, good thing you don't have kids, or if you do have kids, I understand your response even less.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-11, 12:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,874
Posted By djlarroc

No PB in NJ. Closest to you would be PA, or DE. ...

No PB in NJ. Closest to you would be PA, or DE.

They have great great deals there though. I got my Fuji Team, carbon w/full Ultegra for $1300 last year. I was/am very happy. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-11, 12:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 887
Posted By djlarroc

I dont wear jerseys or team kits so I've been...

I dont wear jerseys or team kits so I've been spared.

I don't wear hoodies or jeans on my road bike either so hopefully, I'm still safe.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-11, 11:59 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 7,246
Posted By djlarroc

Exactly. I have a 2 yr old boy and another...

Exactly.

I have a 2 yr old boy and another due in November.

My cycling hasn't changed much since my son was born. I have a great wife who helps me when I want to ride, aside from getting my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-11, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,052
Posted By djlarroc

Yeah i noticed the cleats i got look pretty used...

Yeah i noticed the cleats i got look pretty used up already. The guy said he only had them for a few mos.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-11, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,052
Posted By djlarroc

Well I got a deal on a set of shoes and pedals. ...

Well I got a deal on a set of shoes and pedals.

Bontrager RXL carbon shoes and Keo 2 Max Carbons. $165 on CL.

Now, just need to try them out.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-11, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By djlarroc

I second PB. I was just doing the same thing and...

I second PB. I was just doing the same thing and had the same budget limit.

They had the SIDI Zephyr carbons for $108 (w/10% off). Get some Shimano 540s or their Forte pedals for about $40ish...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-11, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By djlarroc

Good job. Keep riding.

Good job. Keep riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-11, 07:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 797
Posted By djlarroc

Right, and anything over 8% is unhealthy on BF....

Right, and anything over 8% is unhealthy on BF. I'm somewhere around 12-14% body fat.

Maybe I can get a show on TLC.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-11, 01:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 797
Posted By djlarroc

cycling forums are very biased on this. ...

cycling forums are very biased on this.

what is a "healthy weight" to you for someone who is say, 5'10?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-11, 10:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 797
Posted By djlarroc

I'm sorry to hear that. Get well soon.

I'm sorry to hear that. Get well soon.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-11, 01:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,052
Posted By djlarroc

Thanks for the replies guys! Well, I just...

Thanks for the replies guys!

Well, I just got back from 2 LBS'.

I looked at the LOOKs :), Keo classic and Keo plus, and the Ultegra SPD SL Ultegra & 105s.

I noticed the Shimanos have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-11, 11:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,772
Posted By djlarroc

I'm not a big fan of buying a new buy to upgrade...

I'm not a big fan of buying a new buy to upgrade later. You get WAY more bang for the $, ie value, if you just spend the extra cash on the nicer bike.

Carbon frames ride nice. You may not NEED...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-11, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,052
Posted By djlarroc

Thanks.. well, I'm glad to hear the technique is...

Thanks.. well, I'm glad to hear the technique is the same. That would keep the "muscle memory" consistent. I thought there was a difference in clipping in/out on LOOK style. Even if clipping out of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-11, 11:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,052
Posted By djlarroc

For those who use LOOK and SPD

I am thinking I need a better road pedal so I am wanting to try a LOOK style pedal.

Last year I got the hang of SPD, enough to where I was comfortable going double sided SPD on my MTB this year....
04-29-11, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By djlarroc

yeah, i think you are right. i got my wheels in...

yeah, i think you are right. i got my wheels in today and they look sweet!

then i noticed my shifters are integrated w/my brakes, so now the mod just got that more expensive lol.
04-29-11, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By djlarroc

Opinions on updating an older bike

Hey guys, I have an '03 Trek Fuel 100. http://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/BikeSpecs.aspx?Year=2003&Brand=Trek&Model=Fuel+100&Type=bike

I've had it for a few years, and want to update (upgrade?)...
04-29-11, 12:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,431
Posted By djlarroc

i have an '03 Trek Fuel 100. Full carbon. F/R...

i have an '03 Trek Fuel 100. Full carbon. F/R lockouts. It's awesome, but it's an '04 and has v-brakes. I get crap from my friends who all have dics (hydro & mech) and have newer styling. yet their...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-11, 04:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,613
Posted By djlarroc

oh snap! What road was this? Edit:...

oh snap!

What road was this?

Edit: Forgot to answer the question. Avoid in this order:

1) Bear
2) Dog
3) Gator
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-11, 01:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,263
Posted By djlarroc

The 2 best answers.

The 2 best answers.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-11, 11:44 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,800
Posted By djlarroc

I get the cheap ones from Performance bike. They...

I get the cheap ones from Performance bike. They have multi lenses and fit well. http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1024720_-1_1549500_20000_400117

And I also have the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-11, 11:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,086
Posted By djlarroc

Sorry to hear. Glad you are ok! I took a bad...

Sorry to hear. Glad you are ok! I took a bad spill on my MTB last July. Road rash took forever to heal.
Forum: Foo
01-10-11, 10:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,566
Posted By djlarroc

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t15/djlarroc/In...

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t15/djlarroc/Internet%20stuff/brofist.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-11, 08:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,631
Posted By djlarroc

Keep riding. Your ass will tighten and eventually...

Keep riding. Your ass will tighten and eventually no more clatter.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-11, 10:30 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 21,535
Posted By djlarroc

I've never met anyone who hasn't crashed on a...

I've never met anyone who hasn't crashed on a bike. So I guess we're all doing it improperly.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-11, 10:18 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 21,535
Posted By djlarroc

How do you ride a bike and wheels properly?

How do you ride a bike and wheels properly?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-11, 02:27 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 21,535
Posted By djlarroc

I agree. PB probably didn't make much on it, but...

I agree. PB probably didn't make much on it, but I can guarantee they didn't lose. I don't really see me outgrowing this bike, so I am pretty happy at the price I got it.


Me neither.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-11, 01:35 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 21,535
Posted By djlarroc

It's a Bobolini. Jk.. I bought a 2009...

It's a Bobolini.


Jk.. I bought a 2009 Team RC last August. PB had it at $1999 minus an extra 10%, plus 20% in points. They sent me an '07 frame and I got an extra $150 off. I sold the points...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-11, 01:14 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 7,244
Posted By djlarroc

I heard they are faster than Bobolinis too. ...

I heard they are faster than Bobolinis too.

Ps.. that's why I went w/Fuji. A Japanese bike made in China/Taiwan. Meh, close enough.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-11, 12:45 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 21,535
Posted By djlarroc

I guess I got the best of both worlds. $4K MSRP =...

I guess I got the best of both worlds. $4K MSRP = $1290. Thank you end of year, clearance sales!! :)

For most of 2010 I rode a $1500 MSRP cross bike. It was a nice bike, but I wanted full CF. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-11, 05:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,210
Posted By djlarroc

Absolutely. It's nice to be able to lift your own...

Absolutely. It's nice to be able to lift your own bike. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-11, 02:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,378
Posted By djlarroc

I rode about 11 miles yesterday. Took the MUP and...

I rode about 11 miles yesterday. Took the MUP and it was snowy and icy in spots. Did not feel good on the road bike, so I went home and grabbed the MTB. It was about 27 degrees and a nice ride.
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