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Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-16, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,597
Posted By BillinPA

Hi Brandon, I cannot respond to your PM as I do...

Hi Brandon, I cannot respond to your PM as I do not have enough posts. Mine is not for sale.....I love the bike, it is my first dropbar but it is really comfortable and quick ( at least to my slow...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-15, 07:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,659
Posted By BillinPA

I bought the Smartweld in December. i went with...

I bought the Smartweld in December. i went with the smartweld because I wanted the components that it carried. The carbon model which cost $700 more has the same stuff so frame is the difference. I...
03-29-15, 06:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,589
Posted By BillinPA

I have a Crave Comp that I really like. Great...

I have a Crave Comp that I really like. Great bike. It has the remote fork lock. Probably can't go wrong with any of the choices.
01-11-15, 06:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,441
Posted By BillinPA

My sincere condolences for your loss. That is...

My sincere condolences for your loss. That is great that you had such a great relationship with him. I miss my dad also he passed in '96.
Congrats on the new bike.
12-27-14, 05:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,406
Posted By BillinPA

Not wrong at all. Just thnking if you are a off...

Not wrong at all. Just thnking if you are a off road guy you NEED the rockhopper, other riding you may do better with the crosstrail or a different bike altogether. THese guys have pretty well nailed...
12-26-14, 05:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,406
Posted By BillinPA

What kind of riding are you planning? the...

What kind of riding are you planning? the Crosstrail is more of a light trail/ pavement bike. The rockhopper is a MTB. Either can work depends on your riding. Good luck with the weight loss.
12-24-14, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By BillinPA

Good for you on the numbers. Glad you are riding....

Good for you on the numbers. Glad you are riding. I would like to get together sometime and go for a ride. Been wanting to go on the AGT. Probably have to wait till spring unless weather holds out.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-14, 07:04 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 87,439
Posted By BillinPA

no gravel yet. Pavement ranging from nice to very...

no gravel yet. Pavement ranging from nice to very beat up with tree roots and about a mile of brick road.
12-20-14, 08:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,642
Posted By BillinPA

That is great, keep on keeping on!!

That is great, keep on keeping on!!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-14, 08:41 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 87,439
Posted By BillinPA

Got my Diverge smartweld today. Rode 26 miles in...

Got my Diverge smartweld today. Rode 26 miles in 28 degree temps. It is a great bike. Looking forward to many miles.424050
12-18-14, 03:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,942
Posted By BillinPA

CONGRATULATIONS!!! that is great, keep up the...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! that is great, keep up the good work. Bet you are feeling great.
12-14-14, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,601
Posted By BillinPA

For your price range a craigslist find might be...

For your price range a craigslist find might be better. Most "trail bikes" will be fine for your weight. A rigid fork may be better than a cheapo fork for your purposes.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-14, 05:36 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 87,439
Posted By BillinPA

Lbs texted me he had two diverges to look at A1...

Lbs texted me he had two diverges to look at A1 and a smartweld. Really nice bikes. The smartweld was presold. I really liked the bike. I ordered a smartweld. Should be in late next week. First drop...
12-09-14, 05:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,413
Posted By BillinPA

Pace averaged 15.5 under my usual a bit but last...

Pace averaged 15.5 under my usual a bit but last 12 I was probably at 12. This on a sirrus sport with 700x32 tracer (light knobby) that I run for winter
12-07-14, 07:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,413
Posted By BillinPA

Thanks guys. I do hope to work up to a metric...

Thanks guys. I do hope to work up to a metric then imperial century. Looking at drop bar bikes for a "by spring" purchase. The sirrus will be the winter bike
12-07-14, 04:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,413
Posted By BillinPA

Gloating (sorry)

I am pretty proud of myself today. I started riding in Jan after a 25 yr hiatus. First ride was 1.5 miles and I was spent.
Since Jan I have been riding as often as I can and trying to improve...
11-28-14, 12:52 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 19,907
Posted By BillinPA

I picked up some defrosters on Fri from my LBS....

I picked up some defrosters on Fri from my LBS. So far they are really good, only 1 ride but feet were warm and dry!!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-14, 07:28 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 87,439
Posted By BillinPA

Has anyone seen one in the flesh yet? I am...

Has anyone seen one in the flesh yet? I am interested and think it would be a great bike to ride chip seal/ bumpy roads and bike paths.
11-09-14, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 717
Posted By BillinPA

I have the same experience as caliper seats down...

I have the same experience as caliper seats down wheel off. bike is a XL Sirrus Sport.
11-02-14, 08:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,212
Posted By BillinPA

After reading this I tried an experiment today. I...

After reading this I tried an experiment today. I usually use SPD clipless on my Sirrus, Platforms on my MTB. Put the platforms on the Sirrus and rode with my five-ten shoes. 29 miles, speed was as...
08-13-14, 07:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 770
Posted By BillinPA

Congrats, that is a nice accomplishment. Keep up...

Congrats, that is a nice accomplishment. Keep up the good work!! Don't forget to have fun!!
08-11-14, 05:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,875
Posted By BillinPA

Probably doesn't help with the comparison much...

Probably doesn't help with the comparison much but I have a sirrus sport (rim brakes) and I am very happy with it. Great bike.
08-02-14, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,943
Posted By BillinPA

Road I am using pearl izumi MTB shoes and shimano...

Road I am using pearl izumi MTB shoes and shimano pedals. For MTB I use specialized bennies and five ten shoes
07-29-14, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By BillinPA

Hey MRODGERS

I got your PM but cannot respond as I do not have enough posts yet. Need 50, this is 12. I am in Darlington(chippewa) I ride Stavich in New Castle and mostly the Lisbon trail in OH which is awesome....
07-29-14, 06:55 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,781
Posted By BillinPA

Sure you can ask. I kept calories at 1800 and...

Sure you can ask. I kept calories at 1800 and documented every one. Exercise was minimal in the beginning. Lost 125 purely thru diet. Good luck and I wish I had been on here when I started. Lots of...
07-28-14, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,749
Posted By BillinPA

Lots of good ones available, I use Specialized...

Lots of good ones available, I use Specialized Bennies on my mtb, real nice platforms in my opinion.
07-27-14, 06:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,781
Posted By BillinPA

Go For it. I started a diet in Jan 2013. I...

Go For it. I started a diet in Jan 2013. I weighed 410 lbs. I rarely cycled. Ocasionaly rode my Townie but that was it. I am now down to 245. i lost well over 120lbs before I got serious about riding...
04-11-14, 11:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,332
Posted By BillinPA

That is a great idea and congrats. If you stay...

That is a great idea and congrats. If you stay with it you will be amazed at how you increase distances. I started in Dec riding 1.5 miles and gradually increased through the rest of winter as I...
03-23-14, 05:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,107
Posted By BillinPA

Welcome to Clyde's. I was 400 lbs and rode my gt...

Welcome to Clyde's. I was 400 lbs and rode my gt timberline and my townie. Never had a breakage . .maybe I was just lucky. I did not ride a lot as at 400 lbs I did not have the energy to ride far. I...
03-08-14, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 795
Posted By BillinPA

Better weather coming. I work with a guy who...

Better weather coming. I work with a guy who lives in emlenton, get up that way on the M/C some also. I heard that trail was nice...might have to see for myself!
03-08-14, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 795
Posted By BillinPA

Congrats on the new ride...where in W.PA are you?...

Congrats on the new ride...where in W.PA are you? I live in Darlington/Chippewa area.
02-28-14, 07:07 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 105,160
Posted By BillinPA

Wow the townie sure is controversial. I bought...

Wow the townie sure is controversial. I bought one for my daughter a couple years ago, when we brought it home, I rode it around the driveway and went and bought myself a 7D. It is a great bike to...
02-27-14, 04:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,804
Posted By BillinPA

Well I can't give much of a comparison, however I...

Well I can't give much of a comparison, however I recently bought a Sirrus. I bought the Sport model, I looked at the upper models and even road tested a disc model..maybe the comp. nice bike but the...
Forum: Introductions
02-05-14, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By BillinPA

Thanks, I am excited to be here. I lost the...

Thanks, I am excited to be here. I lost the weight through diet. Thanks for the nice welcome
Forum: Introductions
02-03-14, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By BillinPA

New Guy From PA

Hello, I am back into bicycling and recently found this website. I was a rabid BMXer back in the early 80's. Off and on biking since. After a major weight loss 150 lbs I am back into it. I have a GT...
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