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Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-13, 06:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By lmcq784

Yeah, the geometry is a very personal thing. I...

Yeah, the geometry is a very personal thing. I have a Specialized Tricross, which has a slightly more relaxed geometry than my Giant TCR Adv. I am comfortable on both, fitted on both (slightly...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-13, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By lmcq784

Hi SpinGirl, Just so you know, Cannondale...

Hi SpinGirl,

Just so you know, Cannondale does make women-specific CAAD-10 bikes.
http://www.cannondale.com/2013/bikes/women-s/elite-road/caad10

It really depends on what you like in terms of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-12, 11:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,800
Posted By lmcq784

Thanks, seymour1910 and SinglerM - for the bar...

Thanks, seymour1910 and SinglerM - for the bar tape answer.

rangerdavid, as seymour said, that looks like a reflective / hi-viz strap. Creakyknees either puts it on his person when he rides, or...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-12, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,126
Posted By lmcq784

I'd keep the CAAD. It's very different geometry...

I'd keep the CAAD. It's very different geometry from your Defy, so you get the variety in your stable.

If you sold it, you're going to lose at least a few hundred bucks. Why not just buy another...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-12, 10:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,800
Posted By lmcq784

Thanks for the compliments, everyone! (don't mean...

Thanks for the compliments, everyone! (don't mean to steal the OP's thunder!)

SinglerM, who makes your green bar tape!? It's a great looking green that matches REALLY well!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-12, 08:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,800
Posted By lmcq784

SinglerM, That's a beautiful bike! This...

SinglerM,
That's a beautiful bike!
This is the color I went with, and I love it too! ...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-12, 12:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,580
Posted By lmcq784

The Sidi shoes fits very differently from...

The Sidi shoes fits very differently from Specialized. I have two pairs of Specialized that I love (Mountain Comp, and Pro Road), and a pair of Sidi Ergo3s that I didn't like....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-12, 11:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,800
Posted By lmcq784

I have a 2012 CAAD10-4 in Hong Kong and a 2012...

I have a 2012 CAAD10-4 in Hong Kong and a 2012 TCR Advanced-1 in the USA. There's a SLIGHT difference, but not much unless you're really looking for it. I love them both very much.

Giant does...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-12, 10:55 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 11,494
Posted By lmcq784

I'll add my little bit to the pool of "BAD IDEA"...

I'll add my little bit to the pool of "BAD IDEA" comments.

I won't add to the legal ramifications already stated, and they're all good reasons why not to carry a FAKE gun.

Carrying a FAKE...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-12, 07:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,073
Posted By lmcq784

I'm surprised no one has suggested a proper fit...

I'm surprised no one has suggested a proper fit by a competent fitter? A good bike fit goes a long way in terms of performance, comfort, as well as injury prevention.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-12, 06:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 974
Posted By lmcq784

My fiance loves her Specialized Comp Mtb shoes...

My fiance loves her Specialized Comp Mtb shoes for her casual riding.

They are SPD compatible - perhaps the easiest and most versatile cleat system, especially for beginners.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-12, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By lmcq784

Hmm.. guess I'm sticking with the Force group...

Hmm.. guess I'm sticking with the Force group that's on it now then!

Thanks, everyone!

(So... think I should be able to do better than $2500 for a barely used 2011 TCR Adv 1?)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-12, 12:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By lmcq784

I never meant to infer that the STI levers would...

I never meant to infer that the STI levers would unintentionally shift.. I was just worried my user error.. which I don't think will happen anymore.

You are correct.. I they are '10 Rival on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-12, 11:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By lmcq784

So I currently have 2 Rival bikes, and I used to...

So I currently have 2 Rival bikes, and I used to not like the idea that the brake lever swings and might lead to unintentional shifting.

However, having played with some of my friends' and my...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-12, 10:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By lmcq784

Thanks, millkbaby... ya know what, you may be...

Thanks, millkbaby... ya know what, you may be right... it's probably a 2012 model, given the RideSense sensor and the Force drivetrain.
My memory isn't quite serving me to its full potential now.....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-12, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By lmcq784

Yes. It is my size!

Yes. It is my size!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-12, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By lmcq784

Help!! Need to decide on a deal... fast

I'm pretty darn sure I want to take the deal, but wanted to double check with you guys...

Went into my LBS this evening looking to start my search for a new carbon road bike...

They asked me...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-12, 11:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,465
Posted By lmcq784

Haha.. great... your second post cleared some of...

Haha.. great... your second post cleared some of those points while I was typing my first response!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-12, 11:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,465
Posted By lmcq784

I think you can start by identifying what you'll...

I think you can start by identifying what you'll be doing with your bike, then use the search function/feature of the forum to start reading up on some different bikes. Also look for "reviews"...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-12, 09:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,418
Posted By lmcq784

Training on a trainer vs a stationary is totally...

Training on a trainer vs a stationary is totally different... I don't like stationary bikes because I get uncomfortable, and it's not at all like riding my bike.

The Road Machine is a fantastic...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-12, 04:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,969
Posted By lmcq784

Usually hand wash my bibs in the shower......

Usually hand wash my bibs in the shower... jerseys, I throw in the was with everything else.

Hang dry everything.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-12, 12:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,759
Posted By lmcq784

I'd say that by the time you fix it up good (with...

I'd say that by the time you fix it up good (with new group, etc.), you'd be getting close to $1.7-$2k mark .... why not ask the LBS about a last year model new Roubaix for a discounted price (about...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-12, 11:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,558
Posted By lmcq784

For those prices, I'd go for the Giant TCR Adv...

For those prices, I'd go for the Giant TCR Adv 2...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-12, 09:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,260
Posted By lmcq784

I'm guessing that your clothing isn't your...

I'm guessing that your clothing isn't your problem, but your strategy in using them.

In low temperatures, it's important not to get so damp so soon... if you're doing hard effort early in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-12, 07:58 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,097
Posted By lmcq784

Sounds like you'll be fine... Please also keep in...

Sounds like you'll be fine... Please also keep in mind it is still just a bit after new years, and Chinese New Years is coming up quickly... so if they're having a little slow-down over in Taiwan (or...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-12, 01:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,240
Posted By lmcq784

I have a '10 specialized Tricross with SRAM Rival...

I have a '10 specialized Tricross with SRAM Rival group, and it's been great to me so far (2 years). I don't think it's "Specialized" that sucks.. just maybe a few bikes with issues. Your LBS...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-11, 09:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 950
Posted By lmcq784

+1 I have those same clip-in platforms for...

+1

I have those same clip-in platforms for when I just need to hop on my bike for something quick, and don't have my shoes nearby. They're great, and SPD's are so easy to get used to that you...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-11, 02:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,897
Posted By lmcq784

I love my Endura Stealth Jacket... have it in...

I love my Endura Stealth Jacket... have it in black and wear it all the time, even while off the bike.

http://www.endura.co.uk/Product.aspx?dept_id=123&prod_id=141

One of the best jackets I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-11, 11:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 807
Posted By lmcq784

Well, there's also a gravitational difference. ...

Well, there's also a gravitational difference. Gravity isn't directly working against you on flats... If you "coast" on flat, you coast perpendicular to gravity, so it's only keeping you from...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-11, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By lmcq784

I have asked Sigma about whether they have a...

I have asked Sigma about whether they have a combo sensor to use on the back wheel so I can use them on a trainer, and this is their response:

> We do not make any combo speed/cadence sensors....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-11, 05:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,380
Posted By lmcq784

They are two very different animals... Lower end...

They are two very different animals... Lower end Carbon vs top end Aluminum..

I have a CAAD10 and love it, and the CAAD9 is an excellent frame, although I'm sure the Tarmac is as well. It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-11, 12:11 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,717
Posted By lmcq784

Thanks, 2ndGen, I'm leaving my Rival CX bike...

Thanks, 2ndGen, I'm leaving my Rival CX bike alone as is... it's my commuter now, and its been behaving just fine.. no need to upgrade there (except for the cranks eventually).
I am saving up for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-11, 02:06 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,717
Posted By lmcq784

Hey there, Not to hijack the thred from the...

Hey there,

Not to hijack the thred from the OP, but I had a similar question, and was about to start a new thread... currently have '10 Rival on my CX bike, and am thinking about a new road...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-11, 08:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,265
Posted By lmcq784

I mean.. they did say it's about 40:1 ... but...

I mean.. they did say it's about 40:1 ... but 40:1 of what?!? 40 Ultegra level carbon bikes to 1 halo bike? or 40 of anything to 1 halo?

If they mean for every 40 Dura Ace or Red equipped hi-mod...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-11, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,011
Posted By lmcq784

I like our Kurt Kinetic fluid trainers... We...

I like our Kurt Kinetic fluid trainers...
We have a Road Machine and a Rock and Roll.
Really isn't that loud at all, esp when compared to other magnetic trainers.
Wind trainers are the loudest,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-11, 09:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,105
Posted By lmcq784

+1 Rival over 105 Have 2 bikes with Rival...

+1 Rival over 105

Have 2 bikes with Rival groups, one with Force cranks... (big difference!)

Never liked the 105 group on my gf's bike (we ride the same size frame).
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-11, 10:35 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,265
Posted By lmcq784

I was semi-surprised to hear them say the Ultegra...

I was semi-surprised to hear them say the Ultegra level CR1 Pro carbon bike is a "value" bike.... to me, a "Value bike" would be much closer to a Tiagra level aluminum bike. At $2k, yes, it's a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-11, 03:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,316
Posted By lmcq784

Oh... I thought he meant it's so fragile, it'll...

Oh... I thought he meant it's so fragile, it'll pretty much self-destruct, causing you to face-plant, needing a dentist.... :P
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-11, 02:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,403
Posted By lmcq784

Like david58 said, you can look into getting a CX...

Like david58 said, you can look into getting a CX (cyclocross) bike. They're based off of road bikes, but have wider forks and stays to accommodate much wider tires, and they are usually built a bit...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-11, 11:51 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,202
Posted By lmcq784

+1 And let her know what the benefits of...

+1

And let her know what the benefits of cycling are, and invite her to join! My fiance used to think I was crazy to look at a $1500-2000 bike (thinking it should only be $400), but eventually,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-11, 12:32 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 16,613
Posted By lmcq784

I'm not so sure why there aren't many advices...

I'm not so sure why there aren't many advices here about working it out with the owner. Same as leash laws, if the pet/animal attacks anyone, the owners are responsible. Threaten to sue... see if...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-11, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,355
Posted By lmcq784

I only ever turn up the TV a little bit more than...

I only ever turn up the TV a little bit more than usual... the Road Machine isn't that loud. Quieter than a treadmill, I'd say.

I've also found that the tire noise was reduced when I put on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-11, 10:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By lmcq784

Conti GP 4 Seasons

+1 to the Conti GP 4 Seasons

Although I haven't had a chance to ride in the snow with my new 4 seasons yet, they've been good on wet roads, and just great tires in general.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-11, 03:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 809
Posted By lmcq784

As you lower your bar, you change your reach, and...

As you lower your bar, you change your reach, and your hip angle. So yes, it does mess with your fit, as your hip angle plays a reasonably big role in the fit. You'll also end up with slightly...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-11, 03:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By lmcq784

I thought SPDs were originally intended as...

I thought SPDs were originally intended as mountain bike clips, so there will always be play. the tension adjustment is just how tight the clip holds. In other words how much effort it takes to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-11, 12:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,363
Posted By lmcq784

That's funny, 'cuz I'm the other way around......

That's funny, 'cuz I'm the other way around... couldn't stand the 5600 ergonomics, but I'm okay with 5700. the ergos of the 5600 was what pushed me to my current SRAM Rival group.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-11, 11:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,363
Posted By lmcq784

5700 is much nicer than 5600. If it's no cost to...

5700 is much nicer than 5600. If it's no cost to you, I'd definitely get it changed ASAP.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-11, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,368
Posted By lmcq784

Wedges are worth its weight in gold... (not that...

Wedges are worth its weight in gold... (not that they should charge that much..)
I got my knee problems fixed with wedges as well... but not as dramatic.. only the built-in wedge in the Specialized...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-11, 09:23 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,400
Posted By lmcq784

I have a '11 CAAD 10-4, and absolutely LOVE it......

I have a '11 CAAD 10-4, and absolutely LOVE it... it really is a good bit smoother than most aluminum bikes I've ridden in the past, and really does blur the line between carbon and aluminum a little...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-11, 09:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,160
Posted By lmcq784

I'd say buy the best frame you can, and...

I'd say buy the best frame you can, and components can be upgraded in the future!
The Tarmac is by far a better frame, and Apex isn't a bad group. Ride the Apex to the ground, then upgrade later...
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