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Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-12, 06:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 975
Posted By boze

eofelis gave a vote for Mavic Open Pros laced to...

eofelis gave a vote for Mavic Open Pros laced to Ultegra hubs. I bought that wheelset at one point myself and while it's often an upgrade from the stock wheels, they still cost around $300 +...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-12, 06:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 975
Posted By boze

Rob at PSIMET (http://www.psimet.com/) made me a...

Rob at PSIMET (http://www.psimet.com/) made me a custom set with the same Bitex hubs the Vitesse are built on and Velocity A23 rims for $454 shipped. I was definitely considering the Vitesse but my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-12, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By boze

Thanks for the input and advice, guys! I just...

Thanks for the input and advice, guys! I just ordered the 1" Cane Creek 40 from Performance and had it shipped to my sister's place so I'm good to go. =)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-12, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By boze

So any 1" will fit? That was my real...

So any 1" will fit?

That was my real question.

At 100 miles per year even a Cane Creek will last my lifetime, I'm pretty sure. =)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-12, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By boze

Aha! ...

Aha!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BLACK-AHEADSET-SAS-BY-CANE-CREEK-THREADLESS-1-HEADSET-NEW-MODEL-/200807308930?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ec10c5e82
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-12, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By boze

Should I get something like this guy? ...

Should I get something like this guy?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/HEADSET-Origin-8-PRO-Threadless-1in-CART-BRG-Black-/200719353999?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ebbce488f

The Cane Creeks seem...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-12, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By boze

1" headset

I need a new threadless headset for an older Reynolds 853 Fuji Roubaix. It currently has a Cane Creek on there with messed up bearings and a Easton EC90 1" fork.

Will any 1" headset work as a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-12, 02:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,259
Posted By boze

It's slightly not long enough with the back wheel...

It's slightly not long enough with the back wheel still in. The stem is turned back and still it pokes up above the top of the box, but there are a few more inches for everything to drop down if the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-12, 07:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,259
Posted By boze

So I got a box and packing material. The bike I'm...

So I got a box and packing material. The bike I'm shipping is big: a 62cm Madone, but the bike shop guy said this box should be large enough. I asked if he had any advice and he said to leave the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-12, 07:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,259
Posted By boze

Thanks, Mulveyr! So since you've done both how...

Thanks, Mulveyr! So since you've done both how much do I stand to save with Amtrak Express shipping?

Very helpful comments and suggestions all around - I really appreciate it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-12, 06:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,259
Posted By boze

Hey Icyclist - You say DON'T use FedEx Ground?!...

Hey Icyclist - You say DON'T use FedEx Ground?! So I should choose an air shipping option but just a slow one? Glad you said something because I wouldn't have guessed that.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-12, 06:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,259
Posted By boze

Thanks, AK! This should be enough to sort me out...

Thanks, AK! This should be enough to sort me out as long as I make sure to follow instructions and don't exceed the size limits for FedEx. =)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-12, 05:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,259
Posted By boze

Shipping a bike to a friend

I'd like to ship a Madone one-way from coast to coast but the shops I've called in DC said they charge $60 to box plus an extra $150 to ship to California.

I read a ton of different threads...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-12, 05:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 800
Posted By boze

I got a new wheelset from PSIMET...

I got a new wheelset from PSIMET (http://www.psimet.com/) for around $450 shipped that had Bitex hubs laced to Velocity A23 rims. I'm very happy with them and they were definitely a pound or more...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-12, 04:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,270
Posted By boze

Look at this Drew guy killin' it.

Look at this Drew guy killin' it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-12, 11:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,522
Posted By boze

If you got a fitting then they should fix the...

If you got a fitting then they should fix the problem for her with another visit - or try to at least - so it might be worth the trip.

You might also say a bit more about the "detailed fitting"...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-12, 05:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,256
Posted By boze

Well done!

Well done!
07-21-12, 12:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,825
Posted By boze

I have to agree with Cincipeddler: the mountains...

I have to agree with Cincipeddler: the mountains were consistently disappointing. Nobody could threaten and Sky had no reason to do anything crazy otherwise. I'm sure it was tactical on Sky's part...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-12, 04:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,804
Posted By boze

And then suddenly I was wrong... =) Nice...

And then suddenly I was wrong... =)

Nice confession, Moppeddler! I've really never heard anyone say anything remotely like what you just said.

That Colnago isn't a 61cm by any chance is it??...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-12, 04:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,804
Posted By boze

Fredonomics

This is in no way unique to cycling, but what do you think the best way to deal with this is:

I love first hand impressions and user/owner testimonials for products, but everybody who has spent...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-12, 03:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,293
Posted By boze

November is close enough that I could drive there...

November is close enough that I could drive there to get 'em (I live in DC). Opinions seem mixed as to the quality/value of their wheels in general, but it's always so hard to tell on forums.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-12, 02:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,293
Posted By boze

Those HED Ardennes CLs are sexy, but they're $850...

Those HED Ardennes CLs are sexy, but they're $850 huh? I wish there was something with the style and pedigree of those HEDs withing the budget of the OP. Once you're tickling $1k it's a different...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-12, 02:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,293
Posted By boze

I want a rec for the WI hub customs for $700....

I want a rec for the WI hub customs for $700. Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-12, 07:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,293
Posted By boze

For similar money are the build-your-own sites...

For similar money are the build-your-own sites going to have any more value than these usual suspects?

I tend to think I'm a typical weekend warrior: 20 mile commutes during the week and 40-50...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-12, 07:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,293
Posted By boze

The Bontrager wheels on my Madone 4.7 (with the...

The Bontrager wheels on my Madone 4.7 (with the goofy double spoke lacing pattern mentioned above) just started cracking at the spoke nipples so I'm in a similar position to the OP.

I don't like...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-12, 03:03 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,298
Posted By boze

^^ What he said.

^^
What he said.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-12, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By boze

Goodbye to Brooks or are there wider sporty saddles?

I have ridden a Brooks Team Professional for years and also have a few years of experience with the B17. However, my old bikes were classic steel rides (the one I still have is a 2003 Lemond Buenos...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-12, 07:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,792
Posted By boze

My experience was so out of line with the SRAM...

My experience was so out of line with the SRAM fans on this site that I'm kinda confused.

My other bikes have been Ultegra but I just recently got a like-new 2010 Madone 4.7 that the seller built...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-12, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 364
Posted By boze

fug

fug
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-12, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By boze

I'm in your situation and I've been having a...

I'm in your situation and I've been having a devil of a time.

I generally replace my cheap PI shoes when the cleats on my Speedplay pedals wear out. After doing some research I bought the Giro...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-12, 02:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,910
Posted By boze

I'm quite low-carb anymore and at 41 I find it's...

I'm quite low-carb anymore and at 41 I find it's a nifty way to encourage the kind of body compositioning I want. I'm borrowing that term from the Crossfit world. I was low carb and eating big salads...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-12, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 705
Posted By boze

No way is right. Looks in the 52-53cm range to me.

No way is right. Looks in the 52-53cm range to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-12, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By boze

If you let me change your original proposition to...

If you let me change your original proposition to read, "Suppose the right size is a 60, would a 56 still be too small even with adjustments?" then my answer is "yes, it would absolutely be too...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-12, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By boze

Strangely I'm always an XL in bibs. I actually...

Strangely I'm always an XL in bibs. I actually wanna get new bib shorts as well but I'm almost curious if I should try some XXL! It seems crazy, but the XL Louis Garneau bibs I just got only barely...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-12, 08:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 838
Posted By boze

I wanted to get some <$600 23mm white alloy...

I wanted to get some <$600 23mm white alloy wheels for my Madone so I'll be interested in hearing how this plays out for you. I've been considering all the same models (except for the Yushin carbons)...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-12, 08:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By boze

Jerseys for tall lean dudes?

I'm 6'4" and 185lbs.

Long enough
Good for hot weather
Fitted through the waist (i.e. not a "club fit" for big bellies)
Durable
Under $120 or so

Can somebody who's built like me...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-12, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By boze

s ...

s

http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/road/sport/madone_3_series/madone_3_1_h2_compact/
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-12, 02:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,618
Posted By boze

Yeah, I haven't had a computer in about eight...

Yeah, I haven't had a computer in about eight years. I just got a Madone that has a duotrap thing on the chainstay so I'm considering getting something wireless just to see what it's like. Some of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-12, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 872
Posted By boze

What he said

What he said
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-12, 01:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,426
Posted By boze

... I ride in the city and there's potholes... ...

... I ride in the city and there's potholes...
... when I'm sitting up a little higher it's safer because people in their cars can see me...
... I tried riding with those hard saddles but it hurt...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-12, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 858
Posted By boze

I've ridden Ultegra on an aluminum Trek, a...

I've ridden Ultegra on an aluminum Trek, a dedacciai Viner and an 853 Lemond Buenos Aires for the past 8 years. I just got a like-new 2010 Madone 4.7 built up with SRAM Force a few weeks ago and so...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-12, 08:48 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 132,488
Posted By boze

That's intriguing news! I'm shopping for a wheel...

That's intriguing news! I'm shopping for a wheel upgrade for my Madone...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-12, 10:38 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 11,534
Posted By boze

I understand the LBS is in a tight spot, but...

I understand the LBS is in a tight spot, but they're not a charity and I'm not spending more just to do them a favor. I'll get an adjustment and usually tip the mechanic $5 or $10, but that's about...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-12, 03:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,283
Posted By boze

2010 Madone 4.7 first ride impressions

After some crappy weather I got my first 20m ride this morning and the bike performed well. Overall it could have been a better value, I mean $1850 isn't my best Craigslist bike deal, but so little...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-12, 06:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,283
Posted By boze

Thanks, PhotoJoe! I'll be looking forward to hear...

Thanks, PhotoJoe! I'll be looking forward to hear how that Lynskey works out. I mean, I wouldn't say I'm entirely out of the market! =)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-12, 05:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,283
Posted By boze

The only thing more fun than spending $3,000...

...is not spending $3,000.

So just by way of a thank you for everyone's patient attention during my recent bike shopping, here's one more update:

I just bought a used 2010 Trek Madone 4.7...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-12, 05:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,283
Posted By boze

The Freds know what's up!

Today was a good day and I wanted to report back before I even showered up...

I did my favorite sunny forty mile ride and then popped in on two LBSs that I hadn't scoped yet for XL carbon fiber...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-12, 03:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,283
Posted By boze

Blurg. Yeah, a short warranty on a carbon...

Blurg.

Yeah, a short warranty on a carbon frame is definitely a sketchy combination.

I don't suppose you count Neuvation among the better known brands, do you? :: sigh ::
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-12, 02:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,283
Posted By boze

Hmm the Neuvation frame appears to be made from 3...

Hmm the Neuvation frame appears to be made from 3 separate pieces:
http://www.neuvationcycling.com/merchant/2305/images/features/FC100NCFrameset.jpg
I guess with the nice wheels and super fancy Di2...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-12, 02:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,283
Posted By boze

You stay classy, Therhodeo.

You stay classy, Therhodeo.
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