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Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-17, 10:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,286
Posted By bonz50

pretty much this.

pretty much this.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-17, 07:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,727
Posted By bonz50

fact

fact
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-17, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,665
Posted By bonz50

Lake cycling shoes. very nice, especially for...

Lake cycling shoes. very nice, especially for those of us with big and wide 'uns
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-17, 10:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,823
Posted By bonz50

I had boa on a pair of snowmobile boots, fargin...

I had boa on a pair of snowmobile boots, fargin awesome stuff, my next shoes will have boa.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-17, 07:05 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 21,385
Posted By bonz50

just my .02, I'd say the average bike is a low...

just my .02, I'd say the average bike is a low end flat bar "mountain bike" that never leaves the pavement much less the neighborhood.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-17, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,889
Posted By bonz50

i'm waiting for my next bike before I purchase...

i'm waiting for my next bike before I purchase higher end tires. Currently using ultras on my synapse and have been happy, one flat in two years, picked up a thorn on the MUP, was able to finish the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-17, 04:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,265
Posted By bonz50

my wife is 5-10 she has 38" inseam, she's all...

my wife is 5-10 she has 38" inseam, she's all legs.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-17, 10:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,916
Posted By bonz50

15yrs ago I would agree with this. now, not so...

15yrs ago I would agree with this. now, not so much. "low end carbon" now is better than high end carbon of just a few years ago until you are getting to the generic made in china knockoffs. and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-17, 12:25 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,027
Posted By bonz50

well, that's kinda what I was talkin about, in...

well, that's kinda what I was talkin about, in nasty conditions (including just wet pavement) I was not really like the grinding sound coming out of my AL rims when hitting the brakes, I wouldn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-17, 10:09 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,027
Posted By bonz50

very well could be my own paranoia, still, it...

very well could be my own paranoia, still, it made me cringe to think about pads grinding my $1500-2000 carbon wheels down. I also ride a lot on the unpaved MUP so there's still a concern with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-17, 12:27 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,027
Posted By bonz50

generally agree but will toss in one positive...

generally agree but will toss in one positive here, no need to worry about braking performance or wear on the rim brake track if you have disc. not a big deal if you ride predominately on clean...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-17, 08:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,978
Posted By bonz50

When I bought my old GT I had test ridden this...

When I bought my old GT I had test ridden this bike, its a nice ride, I wouldn't think twice if it was in your budget. the quality of the bike not a question, its nice. if it fits you and the price...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-17, 08:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 15,882
Posted By bonz50

i've had no complaints of my UltraSports, they've...

i've had no complaints of my UltraSports, they've served me well with zero complaints. only flat i've had was a thorn I picked up on the MUP. next tire purchase though will have gp4000's simply cuz...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-17, 08:32 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,373
Posted By bonz50

this.

this.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-17, 10:03 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,471
Posted By bonz50

budget carbon was only "low-end" since about...

budget carbon was only "low-end" since about 10-12yrs ago. "low-end" carbon today is better than high end carbon of 10yrs ago. I call BS on the whole low end carbon sucks narrative.

however, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-17, 08:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 816
Posted By bonz50

I was fortunate that my brother sent his wife...

I was fortunate that my brother sent his wife down there Wed afternoon to get her folks out of Cape Coral, they drove up and stayed in GA for a night then moved out to our folks place in AL to ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-17, 12:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,534
Posted By bonz50

exactly

exactly
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-17, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,188
Posted By bonz50

I'm struggling with this also, though considering...

I'm struggling with this also, though considering a Slate as a replacement for my '13 Synapse Carbon4. but a synapse disc my be a viable option as well, have to check 'em out.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-17, 09:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,188
Posted By bonz50

if I were in the market for a race geometry bike...

if I were in the market for a race geometry bike that CAAD12 eTap in orange looks bad ass
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-17, 08:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,188
Posted By bonz50

I noticed that and I agree. nice combo for sure.

I noticed that and I agree. nice combo for sure.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-17, 07:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,188
Posted By bonz50

considering my budget pretty much limits me to a...

considering my budget pretty much limits me to a single bike stable, a slate (for me) was a serious contender for my next bike, but I'm still unsure about having the 1x, reckon I need a test ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-17, 06:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,188
Posted By bonz50

little disappointed that all the Slate's went to...

little disappointed that all the Slate's went to 1x
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-17, 07:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,168
Posted By bonz50

this is the correct answer ...

this is the correct answer

http://images.wisegeek.com/garage-exhaust-fans.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-17, 08:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,186
Posted By bonz50

I have one bike with Apex and another with Rival....

I have one bike with Apex and another with Rival. I feel my Rival bike shifts/operates a little smoother than the Apex bike but both are very good. My Apex bike has Tektro brakes, the Rival brakes...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-17, 09:07 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,670
Posted By bonz50

if I go for a ride on my 17lb bike on monday and...

if I go for a ride on my 17lb bike on monday and I weigh 200lb all geared up and ready to ride

then friday I go for a ride on my 18lb bike and I take a 1lb dump prior to the ride I will be ~1lb~...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-17, 08:54 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,739
Posted By bonz50

sounds like a good argument for having a GoPro or...

sounds like a good argument for having a GoPro or the like :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-17, 07:23 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,739
Posted By bonz50

I rather enjoy riding the unpaved MUPs like this,...

I rather enjoy riding the unpaved MUPs like this, however, the 23-25 tires make life 'interesting' when you come across and unexpectedly squishy section in the path. with the flooding we had around...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-17, 06:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,186
Posted By bonz50

almost exactly 6yrs later you return to the same...

almost exactly 6yrs later you return to the same thread. nicely done.

neigbor of mine has a Roubaix Apex, nice bike, he's still riding the hell out of it with nary an issue. a slong as the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-17, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By bonz50

waterproof socks won't breathe and the sweat will...

waterproof socks won't breathe and the sweat will gather, no way I'd do that. I'd rather just use a quality wool sock and deal with the damp than trying to waterproof it. the negatives of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-17, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,744
Posted By bonz50

nice!! friend of mine had a rigid MTB from that...

nice!! friend of mine had a rigid MTB from that era, they had some great paint schemes on them
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-17, 09:24 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 11,879
Posted By bonz50

could you explain this a bit further??

could you explain this a bit further??
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-17, 08:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,753
Posted By bonz50

it is not uncommon for me, after a hot ride, to...

it is not uncommon for me, after a hot ride, to come home and cool down with a beer then jump in a cool shower to defunk and cool off and even after the "cool down" I'm still getting beads of sweat...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-17, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,744
Posted By bonz50

links don't work

links don't work
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-17, 09:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,308
Posted By bonz50

this is how i'd roll. :thumb:

this is how i'd roll. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-17, 11:25 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 11,879
Posted By bonz50

tire clearance is the obvious 'big advantage' of...

tire clearance is the obvious 'big advantage' of disc systems. myself, I am riding more and more on the unpaved MUP's and the 23's and 25's are not so hot when you run thru loose spots and sand...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-17, 10:54 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 11,879
Posted By bonz50

living in the far north burbs of chicago discs...

living in the far north burbs of chicago discs really aren't a requirement. however, it seems most endurance bikes are coming with disc whether you want it or not, so it may not really be much of an...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-17, 10:27 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 11,879
Posted By bonz50

I could see using discs on a road bike if you...

I could see using discs on a road bike if you were frequently on unpaved MUP's or a dirty/dusty environment. rim brakes are horrible with dirt and crap. if your preferred riding environment riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-17, 11:04 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 23,756
Posted By bonz50

didn't someone do an elastomer rear suspension...

didn't someone do an elastomer rear suspension road bike back in like the late 90's?? obviously not electronic controlled, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-17, 06:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,472
Posted By bonz50

"So I currently have a TREK Domane 2.3. It's am...

"So I currently have a TREK Domane 2.3. It's am amazing bike but I want something a little faster."

this is the statement that really doesn't make much sense, the bike itself isn't going to make...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-17, 05:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,739
Posted By bonz50

wonder if it will be worth the upgrade over my...

wonder if it will be worth the upgrade over my 800. probably not until my 800 craps the bed and i'll probably replace with a 520 unless there is a compelling reason
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-17, 01:51 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-17, 08:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,092
Posted By bonz50

friend has a BMC GF02 with disc brakes, really...

friend has a BMC GF02 with disc brakes, really damn nice bike. he also has a Synapse carbon3 with zipp 303's, he rides the BMC 10:1 over his synpase
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-17, 02:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,453
Posted By bonz50

the more I think about this the more I believe...

the more I think about this the more I believe that I wouldn't care at all about someone riding along with a BT speaker. it's how they get their groove on while riding, friggin ROCK ON and pedal...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-17, 10:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,453
Posted By bonz50

in the long list of things that annoy the crap...

in the long list of things that annoy the crap out of me on a bike, someone having a small BT speaker is so far down the list that it barely registers. personally I doubt I'd even notice it unless I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-17, 12:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,092
Posted By bonz50

lotsa great endurance bikes out there now. ...

lotsa great endurance bikes out there now. Roubaix, Domane, Defy, Synapse and all worthy of consideration and all distinctly different characteristics. I have an older Synapse, and the new ones...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-17, 12:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,800
Posted By bonz50

$20 bibs better to try?? ...

$20 bibs better to try??

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06X3X53PM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

order up a size, and don't be in a rush, took about 3wks to arrive.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-17, 12:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,800
Posted By bonz50

everybody has different preferences, I was hard...

everybody has different preferences, I was hard on using shorts so I tried some cheap china made bibs, i was sold, for me. not always for everyone though. worth finding out if you're on the fence.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-17, 11:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,800
Posted By bonz50

i am a recent convert myself. I never got...

i am a recent convert myself. I never got plumbers crack despite mah belly, but bibs are far more comfy
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-17, 06:37 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,112
Posted By bonz50

guy i work with claims his deep carbon rims are...

guy i work with claims his deep carbon rims are worth 2mph easy. (Bonty Aeolus 5)

I try very hard not to laugh, he's just one of those guys though that I want to laugh at a little but I just bite...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-17, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,077
Posted By bonz50

nice deal, I'd buy that in a flat second, sexy...

nice deal, I'd buy that in a flat second, sexy ride
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