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02-26-13, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,036
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

The plate is just to protect the frame from the...

The plate is just to protect the frame from the screw. If yours is aligned without having to adjust the screw, you won't need the plate. I set mine up last week, and needed to adjust the angle, so...
02-20-13, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

I have absolutely no justifiable use whatsoever...

I have absolutely no justifiable use whatsoever for a Salsa Mukluk II - but boy, I sure want one.

As noted above, you ALWAYS need one more bike.
01-22-13, 05:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 692
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

I've known of some mountain bikers wanting to get...

I've known of some mountain bikers wanting to get out and do trail riding in snow and ice who make their own studded tires by taking a set of old MTB knobbies and driving lath screws threw them in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-13, 01:08 PM
Replies: 27,028
Views: 17,243,443
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

Beautiful bike. If you don't mind my asking, is...

Beautiful bike. If you don't mind my asking, is your Di2 battery mounted under the bottom bracket, or in the seat post? I've got a bunch of hardware on the way for mine, and I'm still debating the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-13, 06:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,977
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

I have been absolutely thrilled with my SL4. I...

I have been absolutely thrilled with my SL4. I like everything about it - the geometry is great for me, fit is spot on, and bike is a joy to ride. It's an amazing combination of ride qualititles -...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-13, 09:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,977
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

I'm about to push the "go" button with...

I'm about to push the "go" button with Competitive Cyclist for an upgrade kit to try it on my new SL4 Expert. Too many of these "it's so awesome I can't stand it" reports to ignore. Just can't decide...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-13, 02:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,906
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

I've got a 2011 Scott CR1 Team. Awesome bike,...

I've got a 2011 Scott CR1 Team. Awesome bike, exceptional value. Really happy with everything about the bike.

Went out demoing few Roubaixs for fun. Rode a 2012 Roubaix Comp. Nice bike, but I...
12-29-12, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

I looked all over for a shop that carried Lake,...

I looked all over for a shop that carried Lake, in several cities, because I was looking for Speedplay specific shoes that didn't have a Sidi price tag. Most hadn't even heard of them. Ended up...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-12, 09:48 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,035,260
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

I appreciate the comments. Couldnt bring myself...

I appreciate the comments. Couldnt bring myself to go to the trouble to slam the stem just for a photo opp, knowing it would go right back the way it was. For a 52 year old who may not be at peak...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-12, 05:07 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,035,260
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

My new Roubaix SL4 Expert ...

My new Roubaix SL4 Expert

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll121/jgtoohey/Specialized/PC170182_zps889deee2.jpg
Forum: Foo
12-13-12, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

And, of course, this just assumes that Bieber...

And, of course, this just assumes that Bieber actually HAS man parts to start with
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-12, 08:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,550
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

Thanks for all the positive comments, guys. I'm...

Thanks for all the positive comments, guys. I'm still pretty euphoric about this new ride, and sure hope the weather holds up long enough to get some nice long rides in. That's what this bike is made...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-12, 12:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,550
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

A few shots of my new SL4 Expert, after the first...

A few shots of my new SL4 Expert, after the first round of personalization. Modifications to date:
- S Works seat post
- Fizik Antares VS Saddle
- Arundel Mandible Carbon Bottle Cages
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-12, 11:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,550
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

You're absolutely right, the Comp I rode was an...

You're absolutely right, the Comp I rode was an 8r carbon frame, as opposed to the 10r frame of the SL4. I'm sure its the same thing I experienced with Trek Madones. I had a 5 series frame, then got...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-12, 09:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,550
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

I was fortunate enough to acquire a new 2013...

I was fortunate enough to acquire a new 2013 Roubaix Expert SL4 a few weeks ago. This bike really impresses me with its balance of stiffness, performance and comfort. I demoed the bike with a 2012...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-12, 08:32 AM
Replies: 27,028
Views: 17,243,443
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

Accidentally caught myself at the bike shop on a...

Accidentally caught myself at the bike shop on a perfect autumn Monday afternoon. Why not demo a few bikes? Oops. Here's my new Roubaix Expert SL4. No idea how a frame so stiff, light and responsive...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-12, 07:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,378
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

Beautiful bike. Of course you realize you're now...

Beautiful bike. Of course you realize you're now spoiled for life, right? I've bought and sold a lot of bikes, as recently as yesterday, but my Axiom is my "forever" bike. People look at me funny...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-11, 12:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,452
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

My 2010 CR1 Team. Totally awesome bike, and and...

My 2010 CR1 Team. Totally awesome bike, and and incredible value. I need to update photos, now has Easton EA90 SLX wheels, red Cinelli bar tape
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-11, 07:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,103
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

I currently have seven bikes, and the stable...

I currently have seven bikes, and the stable seems to change up frequently, but this is the one I'll have forever, and never quite feel worthy of - my seven Axiom, full Dura Ace 7800, Mavic Cosmic...
07-11-11, 02:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,933
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

Another way to skin that cat - I just use the...

Another way to skin that cat - I just use the keypad I have mounted on the door jamb. Works for bike rides, kids, dog sitters, etc. And I never have to worry about losing it - it's screwed to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-11, 10:25 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 11,136
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

PBK email just came out - 20% all Red groups -...

PBK email just came out - 20% all Red groups - $1203.83
05-26-11, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,410
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

I do just exactly that - a second wheelset ready...

I do just exactly that - a second wheelset ready to go - wheels tires, cassette. I can swap the cross wheelset for the "road" wheelset in about two minutes. no tools, no derailler adjustments,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-11, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10,324
Views: 2,963,068
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

I've got a 2010 "Cyclocross 5", which is what...

I've got a 2010 "Cyclocross 5", which is what they called the CAADX last year. It's a great bike for a lot of things. Geometry is a little more upright. It's a comfortable ride, largely due to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-11, 02:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,546
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

I have a black Thomson Elite on my seven, but I...

I have a black Thomson Elite on my seven, but I have dreams of someday gettign one of those beautiful Kent Eriksen custom titanium ones. They're pretty stunning, and he will make straight or setback.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-11, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 930
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

I was torn between the two models as well. The...

I was torn between the two models as well. The Elite was my first SRAM experience. I liked it, and I almost pulled the trigger on the Elite. But - I have four Shimano bikes, and it seemed like it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-11, 06:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,843
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

I just replaced the Aksiums on my CR1 Team with a...

I just replaced the Aksiums on my CR1 Team with a set of Easton EA 90 SLXs I got on sale at performance. Took about a pound off the bike, and the difference is very noticeable.

BTW, NebrVandal -...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-11, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

Yep, they work. I just did the exact same thing...

Yep, they work. I just did the exact same thing last week
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-11, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 753
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

I just swapped out the wheels on my CR1 Team from...

I just swapped out the wheels on my CR1 Team from the stock Aksiums to a set of Easton EA90 SLX from Performance Bike.

Reading some of the posts above, it seems like maybe the stock Aksiums are...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-11, 06:57 AM
Replies: 27,028
Views: 17,243,443
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

Thanks. Took it out for its first taste of some...

Thanks. Took it out for its first taste of some hills Sunday. Bike rides great, handles nice, and this early in thr year, the 11-28 cassette proved worthwhile. Either the hills got higher over the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-11, 07:05 PM
Replies: 27,028
Views: 17,243,443
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

Spent the last couple of weekend shopping around...

Spent the last couple of weekend shopping around for a nice carbon frame bike with a fairly relaxed geometry and good ride, for longer rides/tours/multi-day events. Started out by testing a Bianchi...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-11, 02:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,087
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

OOOH, fun game you've thought of here. And...

OOOH, fun game you've thought of here. And nothing lends itself to cosmetic diversity more than raw titanium. The evolution of my Seven Axiom starts when I bought it in late 2008. Black decals,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-11, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10,324
Views: 2,963,068
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

Blue CAADs rock. Just sayin. And...

Blue CAADs rock.

Just sayin.

And looking at yours has me thinking about swapping on my Cosmic Carbone SLs. Great looking bike.
Forum: Foo
02-26-11, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

I use Zinio on my MacBook and my iPad, and really...

I use Zinio on my MacBook and my iPad, and really like it. Its nice to be able to zoom in and out, and the magazines usually embed links to additional content - video, additional photos, etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-10, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10,324
Views: 2,963,068
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

Here's a more current shot of mine, with Thomson...

Here's a more current shot of mine, with Thomson post, Arione Cx saddle, Ksyriums, blue bar tape. Thinking about some K wing compact bars. Wish I was thinking about SRAM Red.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-10, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10,324
Views: 2,963,068
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

LOL. That shot was about 5 minutes after I...

LOL. That shot was about 5 minutes after I brought it home, and i just wanted to go ride it. It's been adjusted thoroughly since then.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-10, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10,324
Views: 2,963,068
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

No prob. Thinking about it, if it helps at all,...

No prob. Thinking about it, if it helps at all, its very similar to the Gerolsteiner team blue that Specialized used on a lot of bikes a couple years ago
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-10, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10,324
Views: 2,963,068
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

Hendrick81 It's not really a "sky" blue....

Hendrick81

It's not really a "sky" blue. It's bright, but the color tone is a lot deeper than a sky, or pastel, blue. In my opinion, it's a great color, and gets tons of positive comments, but I'm...
11-20-10, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

Recall is for Gossamer BB30 arms with serial...

Recall is for Gossamer BB30 arms with serial numbers starting in 10B, 10C, or 10D. Just checked my 2010 CAAD 9. My arm is an "09L", so it's OK. YMMV.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-10, 07:49 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,610
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

I'm, uh, 49 3/4 years old, in decent shape,...

I'm, uh, 49 3/4 years old, in decent shape, probably not the most flexible guy in the world. I picked up a CAAD 9-5 at the end of June, an was having so much fun with it, I elected to use it in...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-10, 05:36 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,022
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

My 1995 Trek 8700. The carbon/aluminum composite...

My 1995 Trek 8700. The carbon/aluminum composite frame gets a lot of comments. It's light, handles great, and is a ton of fun for a change up from the road bikes.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-10, 08:44 AM
Replies: 27,028
Views: 17,243,443
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

Finished a year's worth of updates to my Seven...

Finished a year's worth of updates to my Seven yesterday, which had some trickle down effect on my new CAAD 9. First, the Seven's latest build: Fizik Arione CX saddle on Thomson post, FSA K Wing...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-10, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3,013
Views: 848,412
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

Spent some time today going back over the...

Spent some time today going back over the evolution of my Seven Axiom over the last couple of seasons. A classic Ti frame is a great canvas for creativity

"Out of the box" - how I bought it from...
10-04-10, 02:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,612
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

When I bought my brushed titanium Seven frame, I...

When I bought my brushed titanium Seven frame, I asked the factory what they use when putting the initial finish on the frame, and what I should use to touch it up. They said :

We use Scotch...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-10, 07:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,998
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

Those Tektro brakes really suck. I tried...

Those Tektro brakes really suck. I tried adjusting them nine ways from November, and they still sucked. Decided rather than mess with different pads to try to and patch it up, I'd look for some good...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-10, 01:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,816
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

I'm a blissfully happy owner of a'10 CAAD9-5....

I'm a blissfully happy owner of a'10 CAAD9-5. It's the least expensive road bike I've owned, and a solid #2 in my satisfaction with bikes. The thing is way more bike than what it cost. I spent a week...
09-21-10, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

With the usual disclaimer that fit is a very...

With the usual disclaimer that fit is a very individual thing, there is a pervasive "rule of thumb" that you go down one size on cross frames. For me, it was true. All my other bikes are 54s, and my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-10, 03:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,998
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

I've had two carbon Madones, just sold a carbon...

I've had two carbon Madones, just sold a carbon Tarmac, and just bought a 2010 CAAD 9. Really liking the CAAD so far. Its an insanely good bike, especially for what it cost
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-10, 07:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,745
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

I'm using Elite seatposts and Arione CX Kium...

I'm using Elite seatposts and Arione CX Kium saddles on two bikes, and no problems with either.
Forum: Foo
08-03-10, 07:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,861
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

I've got two. They're awesome, and totally...

I've got two. They're awesome, and totally indestructible.

Spent a week in Mexico on vacation a couple years ago, and rarely left resort without my Tilley. All the local merchants thought I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-10, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By jgt_madone_newb

Been thinking about the same issue myself. Have...

Been thinking about the same issue myself. Have also been experimenting with different tire and wheel combos for ride quality. As of right now, I'm planning on riding 450 miles of RAGBRAI next week...
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