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Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,572
Posted By Shuffleman

Im with you on the black shorts and solid...

Im with you on the black shorts and solid colored jerseys. I never match colors or even brands. Kits are not happening here. As a runner, it is more of the same. I wont even match colors. That is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 902
Posted By Shuffleman

I’m guessing the OP knows the answer does not lie...

I’m guessing the OP knows the answer does not lie in the new bike. He just needs us to confirm that buying a new bike is a good idea��.
9 years is a good amount of time on a bike. Going new is...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By Shuffleman

Agreed. I like Bianchi bikes, especially the...

Agreed. I like Bianchi bikes, especially the Celeste ones.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,076
Posted By Shuffleman

It all depends on the shop. Communicate with them...

It all depends on the shop. Communicate with them and it’s fine. I have taken a complete build to a shop before. They charged me a $100 build fee. I am very picky about parts and my bikes and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,293
Posted By Shuffleman

I have had multiple close encounters with deer...

I have had multiple close encounters with deer and boar where I live. They are plentiful and cross the roads all the time. I have a buddy that got messed up badly by a gopher turtle.
The bison one...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,789
Posted By Shuffleman

I agree with you on this one but not because of...

I agree with you on this one but not because of the seat post showing.. sizing up has always been more comfortable for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,352
Posted By Shuffleman

They are both good bikes. Trek carries more brand...

They are both good bikes. Trek carries more brand recognition and will cost more money but have a better resale value. Personally’ this would not matter to me. The pricing on the DB, especially with...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-18, 09:30 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,385
Posted By Shuffleman

Travel and injuries derailed me this year. I’m...

Travel and injuries derailed me this year. I’m ashamed to admit I was just shy of 3k. This will be a better year and should see me back over 4500. Regardless of the number, it is never enough....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-18, 09:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By Shuffleman

[QUOTE=delbiker1;20726491]I googled Airborne...

[QUOTE=delbiker1;20726491]I googled Airborne today. Evidently they are once again a privately owned company. Someone bought it from Huffy in 2017. It look like they are building mountain bikes but no...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-18, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By Shuffleman

I was not aware they made road bikes. I have seen...

I was not aware they made road bikes. I have seen their mtb’s for years. They are mail order only direct to your door. Pretty nice bikes. I think they were bought by Huffy or a similar company years...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-18, 03:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,320
Posted By Shuffleman

Preaching to the choir here. My bike gps gives me...

Preaching to the choir here. My bike gps gives me my speed and cadence. I rarely track the rides. The phone is for emergencies only. I dont even look at it when I stop. Biking and running are my...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-18, 08:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,808
Posted By Shuffleman

Thanks. It's a bright orange beauty. It's as ugly...

Thanks. It's a bright orange beauty. It's as ugly as advertised but it's comfy and I sport it with pride😀
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-18, 01:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 956
Posted By Shuffleman

All the mentioned bikes are good. The truth is,...

All the mentioned bikes are good. The truth is, you will not be held back by your bike. Fuji usually offers more bang for the buck. If you can ride them all, try that. Buy the bike you like the most....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-18, 10:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,808
Posted By Shuffleman

poc Octal and love it.

poc Octal and love it.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-18, 09:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,732
Posted By Shuffleman

I bought some Giro gloves for $14 today. The...

I bought some Giro gloves for $14 today. The clothes still there were not cheap enough to buy. The Giro Synthe MIPS was $249 plus 40% off. That is not a deal at all. I will go back in a few weeks to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-18, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 827
Posted By Shuffleman

We are about the same age and I'm not sure about...

We are about the same age and I'm not sure about the relaxed geometry frames. My 1st road bike was a Felt Z series. It was ok but I have had multiple bikes since and the more racing geometry bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-18, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 827
Posted By Shuffleman

Regardless of our age, I have yet to meet a...

Regardless of our age, I have yet to meet a person who was more capable than their bike😀
I hope you enjoy the new bike and good luck with your quest to reach its limit.
It is a beauty and new bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-18, 10:24 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,801
Posted By Shuffleman

I really hate to hear they are closing their...

I really hate to hear they are closing their shops. The industry may be in a state of flux, but I don't buy all the doom and gloom. Things change in all industries all the time. LBS will change but...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-18, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By Shuffleman

I hate to say it but this is probably the best...

I hate to say it but this is probably the best advice. I'm a huge Campy fan and it's a great build but the parts would most likely fetch more than the build.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-18, 05:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,033
Posted By Shuffleman

Very MacGyver like. Nice.

Very MacGyver like. Nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-18, 01:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,033
Posted By Shuffleman

I get the glove setup but....is that yogurt?

I get the glove setup but....is that yogurt?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-18, 11:44 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,801
Posted By Shuffleman

This does not mean they are going under. Time...

This does not mean they are going under. Time will tell. Personally, I hope they make it. I like their stores and the products they sell. I have never purchased a bike there but I have purchased...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-18, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By Shuffleman

Don't write them off yet. It's a bankruptcy and...

Don't write them off yet. It's a bankruptcy and closing of 40 stores. Perhaps they can reinvent themselves and gain traction. Or its a harbinger of the times and we see more business models like...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-18, 08:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 646
Posted By Shuffleman

I'm a runner and cyclist and I keep them...

I'm a runner and cyclist and I keep them separate.
Garmin Forerunner for running and a Lezyne Super GPS for the bike.
i like looking down at my handlebars while on the bike. The watch is a pain....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-18, 11:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,393
Posted By Shuffleman

if some of the suggestions given don't work, move...

if some of the suggestions given don't work, move down South. We have no hills so you will rarely see that speed.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-18, 03:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,744
Posted By Shuffleman

I would try this as it is the least costly...

I would try this as it is the least costly alternative.
I'm 50 yrs old and 6'02. I rode a 61 Felt and currently ride a 59 Colnago and a 58 Kona.The Felt and Colnago were comparably sized but the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-18, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By Shuffleman

I honestly think if you are patient and keep...

I honestly think if you are patient and keep watching, the deals will be there. It just takes time. The stores you mentioned are all good. Find out when Performance Bike has a double point day. That...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-18, 10:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,711
Posted By Shuffleman

Chainring replacement frequency

Im curious, how frequently do you change out your chainring? Obviously the answer is when it's worn out. Do you get a certain amount of mileage or the number of times you replace your chain. Ex after...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-18, 08:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,866
Posted By Shuffleman

Well said. For me it's simple. The phone will...

Well said. For me it's simple. The phone will work but I can think of many reasons to not use it for that purpose.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 10:33 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,808
Posted By Shuffleman

Surprisingly I have not Purchased one yet. I...

Surprisingly I have not Purchased one yet. I travel a lot for work and have stopped in many shops. Amazingly, all I a man seeing is Giro, Bell, Specialized and Bontrager. None of those are on my wish...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-18, 10:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,401
Posted By Shuffleman

I downloaded the newest firmware and just like...

I downloaded the newest firmware and just like that it is displaying distance. I was so stoked.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-18, 09:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,401
Posted By Shuffleman

interesting. I would be happy to know its...

interesting. I would be happy to know its operator error. I'll see if that makes a difference on mine.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-18, 12:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,401
Posted By Shuffleman

did you have to do anything special to get it to...

did you have to do anything special to get it to register distance? Perhaps mine is just a dud.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-18, 12:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,942
Posted By Shuffleman

it's DI2. Clearly nobody wants that stuff so they...

it's DI2. Clearly nobody wants that stuff so they are dumping it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-18, 12:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,401
Posted By Shuffleman

I have had the Super GPS for about 2 years. The...

I have had the Super GPS for about 2 years. The read crumbs mentioned previously is true. Although I have never measured the battery life, I would guess it is over 20 hours. It's the best I have used...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-18, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By Shuffleman

Is there no problem that duct tape can't handle?

Is there no problem that duct tape can't handle?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-18, 09:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,534
Posted By Shuffleman

I think the issue of quality, reliability and...

I think the issue of quality, reliability and something else are being misused. A car is not more reliable because of the price. In no way is a Ferrari as reliable as a Honda Accord if used as a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-18, 04:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,808
Posted By Shuffleman

Giros have never fit me well either. I tried the...

Giros have never fit me well either. I tried the Synthe on today and it is out. I'm on the road this week and will look for a shop that has the Poc, Oakley and or Kask.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-18, 07:16 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,808
Posted By Shuffleman

New Helmet time

It's new helmet time for me. My options for trying them on are limited. I'm looking at the Poc Octal AVIP MIPS, Giro Synthe and Kask Protone or Valegro. I'm looking for light weight and good...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-18, 07:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,601
Posted By Shuffleman

The Lakes I ordered are no longer in stock for my...

The Lakes I ordered are no longer in stock for my size. I almost ordered the North Wave Extreme GTs but opted not to since I can't try them on anywhere. I tried on some Shimano shoes at Performance...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-18, 05:56 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,782
Posted By Shuffleman

Been there, done that. The only way to get better...

Been there, done that. The only way to get better at anything is to practice with people better than you. They will push you to be faster and improve your cardio.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-18, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,789
Posted By Shuffleman

It is very rare for bike frames to go bad. It...

It is very rare for bike frames to go bad. It happens but it is rare. If you look hard enough you will find good and bad warranty situations from all the major companies. Personally, I never worry...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-18, 04:15 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 12,957
Posted By Shuffleman

lol, I was thinking the same thing. Accidents...

lol, I was thinking the same thing. Accidents happen but with that level of frequency you better look in the mirror.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-18, 01:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,601
Posted By Shuffleman

I'm not sure if the Factor comes in wide or not....

I'm not sure if the Factor comes in wide or not. I never thought I needed a wide shoe. I have always thought Nikes were too narrow but I wear standard Mizuno, Brooks and Asics running shoes. In road...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-18, 11:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,601
Posted By Shuffleman

I rode the Giro Factors for a few months. Good...

I rode the Giro Factors for a few months. Good looking shoe but they were narrow and the toe box is too low. I developed callouses on top of all my toes. They are pretty light and cool, as in not...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-18, 04:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By Shuffleman

Scott makes a great bike. It is definitely...

Scott makes a great bike. It is definitely equipped with lower end components Though. Personally I would recommend something with Claris or Sora as I think you could find that in your $350 range and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-18, 07:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 571
Posted By Shuffleman

sound advice. The deal is done and you own it. If...

sound advice. The deal is done and you own it. If you ride it a lot, it's a good deal. If it collects dust, it's a bad deal.
Felt makes a darn good bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-18, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By Shuffleman

Sidi and shoe assistance

Shoes....uggg...need guidance.
I wore out my inexpensive Serfas and then rode them a season or two longer. They were heavy, hot and comfy. I ordered some Giro Factors and liked them at first until I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-18, 06:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By Shuffleman

Check Merlin and Ribble. They should have what...

Check Merlin and Ribble. They should have what you are looking for at the best price.
Love the bike but are we so old that 2003 is vintage?😊
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-18, 11:07 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,258
Posted By Shuffleman

Gatorskins are god tires to have if you ride in...

Gatorskins are god tires to have if you ride in areas where the roads are bad. They suit their purpose. For some reason tires stir up a lot of angst in people. Most tires by the reputable makers are...
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