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Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-16, 10:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,174
Posted By Mayberry32

One more question, and I'll leave you all alone. ...

One more question, and I'll leave you all alone. Where do kost order their bibs online? I've bought from Nashbar before and had good experience. Anywhere else? Another bike related site, amazon?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-16, 08:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,174
Posted By Mayberry32

Thanks for all the replies. I think I'll take...

Thanks for all the replies. I think I'll take the bike in and have a fit done, now that I have been riding a while. I corrected many of the issues I had by minor adjustments in the beginning. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-16, 11:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,174
Posted By Mayberry32

Not overly sore....just sore points on my sit...

Not overly sore....just sore points on my sit bones. They normally feel better next day after 5 miles are so, but nothing like starting off a ride with an already sore ass. I already use chammois...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-16, 11:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,174
Posted By Mayberry32

Bibs suitable for long distance?

Converted from mountain biking and bought a road bike last summer. I've been averaging 100 miles/ week , woth 53 miles being my longest ride to date. I'm training for a double century in May, about...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-15, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,448
Posted By Mayberry32

How to tell when to tell when road tires are worn out?

I bought my first road bike, a one and a half year-old focus izalco pro, this summer. It came with conti grand prix 24's on it. I'm not certain how to tell when the tires are worn out. I come...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-15, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By Mayberry32

For hills, Great Smoky Mtns National Park in...

For hills, Great Smoky Mtns National Park in Tennessee, or the Mountains in northeast Georgia. For flatter terrain, south Georgia and all of Florida almost never freezes and is rideable year round.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-15, 10:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,667
Posted By Mayberry32

Next question is what is the difference between a...

Next question is what is the difference between a $100 hemlmet an a $250 helmet? Weight, aerodynamics, comfort, safety? I'm looking at the Giro Savant and the Giro Synthe. The Synthe is a great...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-15, 09:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,667
Posted By Mayberry32

MIPS helmets worth it?

I'm in the market for a new helmet and can't make up my mind. I'm i trigued by the MIPS technology, especially for the potential reduced concussion risk. But the more I search, the more I find...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-15, 08:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,225
Posted By Mayberry32

Specialized have the boa and are very comfortable...

Specialized have the boa and are very comfortable and stiff. I, however, have the Shimano R171's. Shimano makes a wider shoe, especially in the toe box. They just fit me better. Lack the boa,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-15, 06:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,947
Posted By Mayberry32

Thanks. I figured I may be overthinking it. ...

Thanks. I figured I may be overthinking it. The article above seemed very definitive that a 25c tire on my wheelset was the absolute wrong move, though. So, I thought I'd ask. The 24's that...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-15, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,947
Posted By Mayberry32

Confused by Tire Size

The more I read, the more confused I get about what size tires are best for me. I have a 2013 Focus Izalco Pro. It's almost time to change the tires and I've seen there is a general shift to most...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-15, 09:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,225
Posted By Mayberry32

The shop set it up for me. They set at level...

The shop set it up for me. They set at level from the nose of the saddle to the middle of the cutout. I dropped the nose a mm and it feels perfect. As a warning, the first few rides, it feels...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-15, 09:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,256
Posted By Mayberry32

I was very happy with the pace. I had no idea I...

I was very happy with the pace. I had no idea I was averaging that much until the halfway point. I guess riding in groups does speed you up. I didn't realize drafting would allow that much speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-15, 08:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,225
Posted By Mayberry32

I tested 6-8 saddles and kept having numbness and...

I tested 6-8 saddles and kept having numbness and discomfort. The Power solved all of that. It's a great saddle. I did have some chafing on my thighs with my regular size, so I sized down one...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-15, 08:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,256
Posted By Mayberry32

It went great! I had a tough stretch around...

It went great! I had a tough stretch around mile 38, but it quickly passed as soon as I got over a series of long gentle climbs. I averaged 17 mph. 52.8 miles in just under 3 hours, 9 minutes....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-15, 10:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,256
Posted By Mayberry32

Not too young. I'm 37. Since I started...

Not too young. I'm 37. Since I started riding, I've been dropping weight consistently. I usually don't eat much pasta or heavy carbs at all. I do find that 1/4 cup of raisins or 6-8 dried...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-15, 10:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,256
Posted By Mayberry32

Awesome. Thank you. The registration...

Awesome. Thank you. The registration mentioned that there are several stopping points along the way. I have done small group rides: 4-6 people only. They are more experienced riders and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-15, 09:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,256
Posted By Mayberry32

First Long Group Ride Tomorrow

I started riding a few months ago. I'm logging around 100 miles/week and loving it. I've built my avg speed on 20-25 mile rides up to around 16mph. I'm also losing a ton of weight. Tomorrow...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-15, 08:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 969
Posted By Mayberry32

Thanks for the clarification. I was under the...

Thanks for the clarification. I was under the impression the Prizm lenses were Oakley's newest version of transition lenses specifically for individual sports. Do you find the vision more gray or...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-15, 08:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 969
Posted By Mayberry32

Wel, scratch that plan. It looks like tye Oakley...

Wel, scratch that plan. It looks like tye Oakley store 45 minutes from me is shut down. I guess I'll have to wing it. The Prizm lenses scare me a little because of reading that they never get...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-15, 08:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 969
Posted By Mayberry32

The closest one is about 45 minutes away. I...

The closest one is about 45 minutes away. I might just drive there and forego the 25% off. It's only $20 or so savings.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-15, 07:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 969
Posted By Mayberry32

Are they a gray base color? It's hard to tell...

Are they a gray base color? It's hard to tell from the website.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-15, 07:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 969
Posted By Mayberry32

Oakley Lenses?

I have a pair of Oakley Flak Jackets that fit me perfectly. I have a round noggin and it's hard to find sunglasses I really like. The lenses are scratched and Oakley is giving me 25% off any lenses...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-15, 08:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,384
Posted By Mayberry32

I agree to get your sit bones measured. Most...

I agree to get your sit bones measured. Most shops that carry Trek or Specialized have some form of ass-o-meter. Specialized has bee most accurate for me. I was determined to get a Fizik saddle....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-15, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By Mayberry32

Winter tires in Southeastern US?

I just started cycling a few months ago and love it. I have reduced stress and I'm losing a lot of weight. I live in north Georgia, and I don't want to stop riding over the winter. It generally...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-15, 08:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,824
Posted By Mayberry32

I bought the R171's and they are great shoes....

I bought the R171's and they are great shoes. Note they run large, though. My Shimano mtn bike shoes are a size 46. I wear a 44.5 in the R171's. But, they are stiff, comfortable andreally...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-15, 08:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,777
Posted By Mayberry32

I think weight is the main difference....at least...

I think weight is the main difference....at least with my mtn bike. I have a steel 29er hardtail and it's not light. It's Reynolds 520 steel. I don't notice it unless I ride after a few weeks on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-15, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,687
Posted By Mayberry32

Mine is on the drivetrain side. When the right...

Mine is on the drivetrain side. When the right pedal comes over the top at 12 o'clock, I hear "Click......click, click". Only on the right side downpedal, only under torque. Never when...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-15, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,687
Posted By Mayberry32

Thanks. That's what I was thinking. These...

Thanks. That's what I was thinking. These guys seem mice and have been pretty helpful. Just feels crappy to try to support someone who is constantly losing business to mega retailers, and then...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-15, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,687
Posted By Mayberry32

Okay, I decided to go with the new Ultegra 6800...

Okay, I decided to go with the new Ultegra 6800 crankset and the Praxis BB converter. That seems to be a good solution and the Ultegra will match all the other components on my bike.

However,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-15, 10:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,545
Posted By Mayberry32

I have knee issues, too and didn't like the float...

I have knee issues, too and didn't like the float at first. The ice skating feeling was horrible. However, they did allow me to find the angles my knee liked, so I could lock down the float and not...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-15, 10:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,687
Posted By Mayberry32

Thank you. The converter route looks solid. ...

Thank you. The converter route looks solid. I'll check that out, along with the Ultegra crankset.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-15, 09:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,687
Posted By Mayberry32

Thanks again. I'll mention to him next week and...

Thanks again. I'll mention to him next week and make sure he Tried/tries that.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-15, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,687
Posted By Mayberry32

Thanks. I believe he put Loctite in the bottom...

Thanks. I believe he put Loctite in the bottom bracket. I know he re-greased it and made sure the bearings were moving freely. He was certain after doing that it was either the adapters or the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-15, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,687
Posted By Mayberry32

Creaking/Clicking Crankset

A few questions. I have a new (to me) 2013 Focus Izalco Pro that is set up with full Ultegra groupset. The bike is in great condition, but has one issue: There is a constant clicking/creaking...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-15, 08:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,194
Posted By Mayberry32

Thanks for all the suggestions. I don't wear...

Thanks for all the suggestions. I don't wear gloves. I tried them, but felt they made me feel disconnected with the bike. I do wear gloves on my mtn bike, though. Something about the smaller,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-15, 10:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,194
Posted By Mayberry32

Mostly on the fatty part of hand toward the...

Mostly on the fatty part of hand toward the outside near the pinky.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-15, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,194
Posted By Mayberry32

Hand numbness???

I'm new to road cycling. I keep getting numbness, or shooting nerve pain, in my right hand after 10-12 miles. I'm trying to keep moving my hands in different positions, but that doesn't seem to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-15, 08:05 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,230
Posted By Mayberry32

Thanks for all the replies. I picked up one of...

Thanks for all the replies. I picked up one of these today. (Amazon.com: CDI Torque Wrench Tool with Bits: Sports & Outdoors...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-15, 08:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 948
Posted By Mayberry32

Grrr.....thanks. So, is it a worthwhile...

Grrr.....thanks. So, is it a worthwhile endeavor to loosen everything again and start over, or is the roundness only corrected with a truing stand? I learned a lot about the adjustments just...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-15, 09:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 948
Posted By Mayberry32

Okay, I'm extremely stubborn. I had it almost...

Okay, I'm extremely stubborn. I had it almost entirely straight and decided to start over and see if I could do it again, but better. I did loosen all the spokes, tightened each about 1/2 turn each...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-15, 08:34 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,230
Posted By Mayberry32

Just an FYI, I went to Sears today and looked at...

Just an FYI, I went to Sears today and looked at the Crafsman. It was very large...overkill for anything other than a crank on a bike. The adjustments were very cumbersome and not easy to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-15, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 948
Posted By Mayberry32

When checking tensions, just pluck with my...

When checking tensions, just pluck with my fingers?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-15, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 948
Posted By Mayberry32

Okay, I might have fixed it....sort of. I...

Okay, I might have fixed it....sort of. I tinkered and when the wheel scrubbed the left side brake pad, I either loosened the left spoke nearest or tightened the right spoke nearest. When the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-15, 05:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 948
Posted By Mayberry32

Thank you for all the replies. So, should I...

Thank you for all the replies. So, should I loosen all spokes and start over, or just do a few at a time. How do I un-screw up what I've done? Or, do I skip tomorrow's ride and just take it to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-15, 04:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 948
Posted By Mayberry32

Spoke and wheel question

I'm attempting to learn how to repair everything that happens to my bike. I can't stand a simple break putting me out of commission for days at a time, having to leave the bike at the LBS and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-15, 09:15 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,230
Posted By Mayberry32

Thank you. I'm not trying to be dense, but all...

Thank you. I'm not trying to be dense, but all the wrenches I'm seeing are adjustable between somewhere around 2-20 nM. Are you saying specific wrenches for each torque setting? Do you have an...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-15, 08:59 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,230
Posted By Mayberry32

also, forgot to ask, do you go with 1/4 or 3/8...

also, forgot to ask, do you go with 1/4 or 3/8 drive? Seems like it's hard to find hex bits for anything other than 3/8 unless you buy one of the kits specifically for bikes. 1/4 probably fits...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-15, 08:54 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,230
Posted By Mayberry32

Torque Wrench

I recently bought a carbon bike and am scared to death of over torquing bolts. It seems everything on the bike mentions the nM that is safe to torque to. So, I want to buy a torque wrench. I want...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-15, 08:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,836
Posted By Mayberry32

I had the same dilemma and almost went with an...

I had the same dilemma and almost went with an aluminum frame. I still ride a steel hardtail 29er mtn bike, so I'm not a weight weenie by any means. I happened to find a few prior model year carbon...
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