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Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-13, 04:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 745
Posted By dimabear

thanks for the replies everyone. i used to...

thanks for the replies everyone. i used to mountain bike and so that's why i had spd pedals on the s2 so didn't have to buy 2nd pair of shoes/pedals. i don't mountain bike anymore though. i...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-13, 02:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 745
Posted By dimabear

what would you upgrade?

currently have a 2009 cervelo s2. upgrades so far are a new saddle (selle) to fix the 'numbness' and new wheels, ksyrium elites. i replaced the chain, bottom bracket, brake pads, and rear cassette...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-13, 01:56 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 67,046
Posted By dimabear

man all you guys are so tall :( i'm 5'5" ...

man all you guys are so tall :(

i'm 5'5"
Pant Inseam: 27.5" (suits) 28" (slacks)
Bike: 48
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-13, 12:06 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,324
Posted By dimabear

good to know i'm not alone. i would also prefer...

good to know i'm not alone. i would also prefer to ride than wrench. i was always a bit embarrassed, given how much i ride among my buddies, that i don't work on my bike.

i've got a buddy i'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-13, 12:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By dimabear

new frame, or new bike?

just saw the 2013 cervelo s5. the frameset is 3800. i currently have a 2009 s2. however an additional $500 gets a complete bike for 4300.

thinking of just paying 4300 for the s5, swapping in my...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-13, 12:33 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,324
Posted By dimabear

yes, i completely agree. probably the only work...

yes, i completely agree. probably the only work i've done is replace my tubes during a flat (too many to count), switch on a trainer wheel, take off the chain to clean it, and adjust the seat...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-13, 12:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 746
Posted By dimabear

cervelo s2 vs s5

hi all,

i currently have a 2009 s2. i like the look of the new s5. has anyone tried the s5 before? any noticeable pro's/con's?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-13, 12:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By dimabear

thinking of new shoes n pedals. any suggestions?

hi all,

i currently have mountain bike pedals (shimano spds) and sidi shoes. i don't mountain bike anymore and i think my shoes are a tad too big b/c my heel rises a bit when i'm trying to lift...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-13, 12:21 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,324
Posted By dimabear

who here does NOT work on their bike?

hi all,

just curious who here doesn't work on their own bike. i just like to ride and enjoy it. however if i need a new part (i.e. stem, pedals, cassette, etc), i just pay the shop to install...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-11, 01:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 624
Posted By dimabear

i mean, replace b/c they're worn out too...

i mean, replace b/c they're worn out too much...cushion not as good, etc...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-11, 01:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 624
Posted By dimabear

how long before changing shorts?

how long do you keep your shorts for?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-10, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By dimabear

what kind of ride this weekend?

i'm training for a 1/2 marathon in 2 weeks and wanted to get in a good ride this weekend. should i:

ride 60 miles, normal pace
ride 20 miles, very hard pace
ride up Mt. Diablo (~4000 elevation)...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-10, 01:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By dimabear

Rode 60 miles today. For tomorrow's workout, should I....

1. Ride Mt. Diablo - 34 miles round trip, 3800 elevation
2. Run 6 miles (last 6 mile run 4 days ago)
3. Swim laps at local pool (haven't swam in months)
4. Weights (last workout 5 days ago)...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-10, 12:43 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,066
Posted By dimabear

i wash all my cycling clothes in the shower, as I...

i wash all my cycling clothes in the shower, as I shower, right after my rides. i don't want all that bacteria building up in there.

i just use mild soap, rinse, and then hang dry. done!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-10, 10:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By dimabear

i would recommend new wheelsets. i was amazed at...

i would recommend new wheelsets. i was amazed at how much of a difference i felt when i upgraded my stock wheels (shimano rs10's) to ksyrium elites.

i'm skeptical of upgrading components though,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-10, 10:58 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,490
Posted By dimabear

lol. i live in the same area and really like the...

lol. i live in the same area and really like the wide bike lanes in San Ramon. That has happened to me on multiple occasions. A few in San Ramon, but the worst was in downtown WC. Some kid had...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-10, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 986
Posted By dimabear

My new Saddle keeps creaking and sliding back...very frustrating

I swapped out my San Marco Ponza Power for a Selle SMP Glider on my S2. I noticed though, that to make the Selle level, I had to adjust the angle the thing on top of the seatpost...I couldn't just...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-10, 07:33 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,391
Posted By dimabear

do you guys run too?

do you guys/gals try to mix in running into your workout routine? if so, how often to do you run and for how far? i used to run for exercise and that was it. now i try to run 3 miles at a time, 1...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-10, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By dimabear

thanks for the replies. no, i haven't read any...

thanks for the replies. no, i haven't read any books about training for cycling. just saw a recent thread here on the forums mentioning that if you want to improve your bike performance you have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-10, 11:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By dimabear

Hills...how long is the hill?

For those out there that recommend doing hills as part of your riding routine, how long is the hill usually? the main "hill" i ride on is Mt. Diablo, but that's a very, very long hill (4000 ft i...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-10, 11:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 960
Posted By dimabear

Installed new wheelset, Mavic Ksyrium Elites, what a difference!

Had Ksyrium Elites installed yesterday to replace Shimano RS10s. Wow, what a huge difference! My speed has increased using same effort, i can hold higher speeds for longer, and climbing is much...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-10, 02:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,908
Posted By dimabear

psimet is not fast to respond. I sent an email...

psimet is not fast to respond. I sent an email on Sunday, April 18th. I have yet to receive a response. Not a good first impression if you ask me.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-10, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By dimabear

Selle Glider Saddle...recommend?

I have a San Marco Ponza saddle that I want to replace. Has anyone tried the Selle Glider saddle? What are your thoughts?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-10, 01:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,782
Posted By dimabear

great thanks for the replies. i will hold off on...

great thanks for the replies. i will hold off on shoes until i need to replace my current ones.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-10, 12:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,782
Posted By dimabear

i don't use road shoes, any good ones or just stick with mountain shoes?

i have spd's and sidi's -- mountain bike shoes. i feel like i do ok in them. my lbs said though, that i should really consider road shoes as my current shoes have a lot of flex.

anyone else here...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-10, 12:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By dimabear

i take off both wheels and put the bike in the...

i take off both wheels and put the bike in the trunk
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-10, 11:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By dimabear

tips for acceleration and increasing speed?

hi guys,

what tips do you have for someone that wants to increase their speed and acceleration off the line? when i say off the line, i'm talking more like when the stoplight turns green and you...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-10, 02:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,188
Posted By dimabear

when i ride the north side, i usually park in the...

when i ride the north side, i usually park in the residential areas off northgate road. arbolado park is a good idea too.

there's a pretty big shopping area the corner of crow canyon and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-10, 12:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,147
Posted By dimabear

wow, i was looking at competitive cyclist and...

wow, i was looking at competitive cyclist and based on the wheels there, i thought $860 was relatively cheap. $499 would be even much much better.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-10, 11:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,147
Posted By dimabear

i'm looking for speed, lightweight, and cheap...

i'm looking for speed, lightweight, and cheap price. these mavic's fit the bill. i just didn't have all these great replies before i stepped out of my door this evening.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-10, 11:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,147
Posted By dimabear

actually it was $860 out to door, after tax. ...

actually it was $860 out to door, after tax. speaking of tax, i have to do mine soon...oh man, it's gonna like pulling teeth
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-10, 10:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,147
Posted By dimabear

i ended up returning them. i figured i spent...

i ended up returning them. i figured i spent enough money on the bike, and the bike works, so i couldn't justify the price. perhaps once the stock shimano's go, then i'll upgrade the wheels.

now...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-10, 07:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,147
Posted By dimabear

the wheels were already together in terms of...

the wheels were already together in terms of spokes, rim, and hub. spins very smoothly and pretty light. i'm looking to replace my rims that came with my current bike as they are really heavy (09...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-10, 07:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,147
Posted By dimabear

the rims came w/ the hubs, but they still need to...

the rims came w/ the hubs, but they still need to install the cassette from my old bike. i'm taking in my current bike to have them swap out the rims/tires
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-10, 07:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,147
Posted By dimabear

i haven't used them yet. i'm taking them to the...

i haven't used them yet. i'm taking them to the bike shop to have them installed. but i can still return them
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-10, 07:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,147
Posted By dimabear

Mavic Ksyrium ES Rims: Good or Bad?

I just picked up some Mavic Ksyrium ES for $800 out the door. Are these any good? I didn't get a chance to review it yet and I wanted to get some 2nd opinions. The sales guy highly recommended...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-09, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By dimabear

great, thanks for the replies and info. i do not...

great, thanks for the replies and info. i do not race but i do ride around fairly frequently.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-09, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By dimabear

i would be using the wheels ride around every day.

i would be using the wheels ride around every day.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-09, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By dimabear

Recommended Rims?

I just bought a Cervelo S2 and I think it's a tad heavy for the pricetag ~18lbs. The store says it's due to the stock rims. The rims that came out on it just say Shimano but I don't have any idea...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-09, 01:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,117
Posted By dimabear

great, thanks for the replies guys

great, thanks for the replies guys
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-09, 12:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,117
Posted By dimabear

Bike in Trunk, take off rear wheel bad for bike?

I'm planning on getting a car in which the rear seats do not fold down. i don't really want to get a bike rack b/c i like to go out to eat after i ride sometimes. i can fit the bike in the trunk of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-09, 01:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 610
Posted By dimabear

2008 Cervelo Soloist vs. 2009 Cervelo S2

Not really a fan of the 2010 white S2, they 2008 & 2009 look better IMO. Does anyone have any insight into the 2008 Soloist? The cable routing is external. Are they any pro's to having the cable...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-09, 11:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By dimabear

No, no T-shirt. I rode to Starbucks and bought a...

No, no T-shirt. I rode to Starbucks and bought a coffee and banana....

2 hours on the bike so i guess it's not too bad of a workout (1 hour there, 1 hour home, 15 mins @ starbucks).
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-09, 10:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By dimabear

Mt. Diablo Challenge...damn you!

I had planned my route all weekend - wake up at 6:30 to ride to the south side of Mt. Diablo, go up the south side then down the north side, then circle around back home...about 41 miles round trip. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-09, 08:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,467
Posted By dimabear

thanks a bunch, nayr. I like your advice about...

thanks a bunch, nayr. I like your advice about rather being a bit cool over hot. i think i'll pass on the tights and just pick up some knee/leg warmers from sports basement. that way, if i get too...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-09, 08:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,467
Posted By dimabear

maybe, just maybe, it gets into the 30's here in...

maybe, just maybe, it gets into the 30's here in CA. Typical mornings are in the mid to high 50's in the fall. i was cold yesterday morning, it was around low 60's...had to put on arm warmers.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-09, 07:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,467
Posted By dimabear

What to wear for sub-60 degree weather?

I have a castelli jersey (short-sleeve), arm warmers, pearl izumi shorts, and gloves. i was planning on riding early in the morning where it's usually in the 50's.

i was thinking of getting...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-09, 12:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By dimabear

wow, small world. i ride that route too. i hit...

wow, small world. i ride that route too. i hit danville blvd and go from rudgear to lunardi's and back...it's about 15 miles round trip. heading north is slightly downhill.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-09, 10:59 PM
Replies: 35
Gym
Views: 1,580
Posted By dimabear

sorry, i meant deadlifts. i have no idea where...

sorry, i meant deadlifts. i have no idea where "deadlights" came from
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-09, 10:58 PM
Replies: 35
Gym
Views: 1,580
Posted By dimabear

i love crossfit. my favorite crossfit leg...

i love crossfit. my favorite crossfit leg exercises are:

1. kettlebell swings (you can use a dumbell). they really work out parts of your thighs you didn't know you had.

2. front squats --...
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