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04-25-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Tony_G

That's very good news for me. Thanks!

That's very good news for me. Thanks!
04-25-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By Tony_G

Are 105 R7000 parts backward compatible with 105 5800?

I have a 2018 Cannondale Synapse Disc 105 SE with 6,700 miles. It has a mostly Shimano 105 group set. The disc brakes are TRP non hydraulic (the brifters are 105), and the BB is FSA. The rest of it...
Forum: Foo
01-16-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By Tony_G

You can get paid a lot more than a fiver. ...

You can get paid a lot more than a fiver.

"Suing telemarketers can be a hobby,"
https://www.pcworld.com/article/206972/How_to_Sue_Telemarketers_and_Win.html

And this one:
Suing Telemarketers...
Forum: Foo
01-04-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,498
Posted By Tony_G

I don't go to sporting events, airports, or US...

I don't go to sporting events, airports, or US Customs, so maybe not.
Forum: Foo
01-04-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,498
Posted By Tony_G

I'm a Prime customer of quite a few years. Maybe...

I'm a Prime customer of quite a few years. Maybe 7 or 8, I don't recall exactly.

I too will cancel when it is time for renewal. They just missed a two day delivery for me, and the new policy is...
01-02-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 48,268
Posted By Tony_G

That's a nice looking bike. I think you will...

That's a nice looking bike. I think you will enjoy it.

I've put 7,900 miles on my 2017 Roam 1. I even rode a full century ride on it, in addition to many metric centuries.

I've since bought a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,621
Posted By Tony_G

8,292 miles for me. That is more than double my...

8,292 miles for me. That is more than double my 2017 mileage.
08-23-18, 07:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,157
Posted By Tony_G

How did Specialized fail to meet your...

How did Specialized fail to meet your expectations?
08-23-18, 06:45 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,689
Posted By Tony_G

Maybe you could think of my Dad. A decorated WWII...

Maybe you could think of my Dad. A decorated WWII combat Veteran, very disciplined, tough as nails. A good father. He tried to quit smoking several times, but he never lasted long. It was his one...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-18, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By Tony_G

Nah, they are from my uncleís brotherís cousinís...

Nah, they are from my uncleís brotherís cousinís room mate. He bought them and then changed his mind. But he lost the receipt, so he couldnít return them. Still new in the box, and they never fell...
08-11-18, 04:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,134
Posted By Tony_G

I recently lost almost 40 pounds (39.4 exact) in...

I recently lost almost 40 pounds (39.4 exact) in 90 days. I did it with calorie restriction and bike riding.

I would suggest you count and log each calorie. Youíll need a cheap but decent kitchen...
08-11-18, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By Tony_G

I could probably get 3,000 miles out of Shimano...

I could probably get 3,000 miles out of Shimano B01S pads. But I usually change them early to make sure I donít damage the disc.

Also, at least on my bike (a Deore equipped hybrid), they donít...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-18, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 247
Posted By Tony_G

If you're able to go 30 instead of 28, you might...

If you're able to go 30 instead of 28, you might consider the WTB Exposure 30c. They are tubeless ready and gum walls (genuinely not sure why you would care about that). As near as I can tell (quick...
08-01-18, 07:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,314
Posted By Tony_G

I did a 100 mile Century last May on my Giant...

I did a 100 mile Century last May on my Giant Roam 1. I've done several Metric Centuries (62.2 miles) on it. My usual ride was 40 miles, two months ago I upped it to 50 miles. In the first year of...
08-01-18, 04:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,651
Posted By Tony_G

Not too surprising. You get what you pay for, if...

Not too surprising. You get what you pay for, if youíre lucky.

My own recent Wal-Mart bike story:

An older guy that I see fairly regularly on a MUP recently bought a Schwinn from Wal-Mart. I...
07-21-18, 08:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,425
Posted By Tony_G

My Synapse arrived two days ago (Thursday the...

My Synapse arrived two days ago (Thursday the 19th). I took it for a 34 mile spin on Thursday afternoon, after putting 38 miles on my Roam that morning. Today I put 52 miles on the Synapse (I get the...
07-18-18, 06:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,425
Posted By Tony_G

Thanks for that. It was already apparent on the...

Thanks for that. It was already apparent on the test ride that the Synapse was very twitchy compared to my Roam. The Roam has wide flat bars and a 10 cm longer wheelbase.

I don't plan on buying...
07-18-18, 06:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,425
Posted By Tony_G

Will do! And they are already forecasting...

Will do! And they are already forecasting thunderstorms for the weekend.:notamused: Oh well, it can't rain forever.
07-17-18, 12:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,425
Posted By Tony_G

Thanks to all who helped. I ordered the 51 cm,...

Thanks to all who helped. I ordered the 51 cm, and it should be in my grubby paws later this week. :)
07-17-18, 12:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,425
Posted By Tony_G

I think what it comes down to is a comfortable...

I think what it comes down to is a comfortable bike that is not causing damage to your musculoskeletal system. All the rest is the method, fluff, and buzz words.
07-16-18, 08:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,425
Posted By Tony_G

You're right. Thanks for the correction. They are...

You're right. Thanks for the correction. They are the same for USA.
07-16-18, 08:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,425
Posted By Tony_G

Oddly enough, I am actually worried about the 48...

Oddly enough, I am actually worried about the 48 having shorter cranks. I have 170's on my Roam and they are fine for me. I ride up a lot of hills, and I am concerned about shorter cranks providing...
07-16-18, 08:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,425
Posted By Tony_G

I am seeing differences in men's vs women's alloy...

I am seeing differences in men's vs women's alloy Synapse (same model, Disc 105):

https://www.cannondale.com/en/International/Bike/ProductDetail?Id=323093af-4bf1-497d-a821-09c4c1039ccb
...
07-16-18, 08:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,038
Posted By Tony_G

Iím in a very similar position to you. 61 years...

Iím in a very similar position to you. 61 years old, frequent 50 mile rides on a hybrid with front shocks (Giant Roam 1). I ride for pleasure and fitness, so I push myself some, but not nearly as...
07-16-18, 04:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,425
Posted By Tony_G

It is a very light bike, 18.5 pounds, with...

It is a very light bike, 18.5 pounds, with pedals. I liked the yellow color. It is basically that bright safety yellow, and it matches the cheap safety yellow t-shirts that I ride in. But the carbon...
07-16-18, 04:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,425
Posted By Tony_G

I can't expect them to give me a free formal...

I can't expect them to give me a free formal fitting. They did let me ride a 48 and 51 Synapse, except for the women's frame snafu, I think they did as much as could be expected.
07-16-18, 04:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,425
Posted By Tony_G

Already done. I didn't pick the Synapse casually....

Already done. I didn't pick the Synapse casually. I considered Trek, Giant, Scott, and Fuji. Also Cervelo (way too high priced for me). Those brands are pretty much what is available in Louisville...
07-16-18, 04:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,425
Posted By Tony_G

Thanks for that. I am leaning toward the larger...

Thanks for that. I am leaning toward the larger frame, but as I mentioned in the OP, I don't want an expensive mistake.
07-16-18, 04:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,425
Posted By Tony_G

That front hub think is new to me. Also, I had to...

That front hub think is new to me. Also, I had to google KOP. Interesting concept.
07-16-18, 04:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,425
Posted By Tony_G

As a matter of fact, I did check the seat...

As a matter of fact, I did check the seat positions on both bikes. Both seats had adjustable rails, and both seats were about 2/3 to the front most position. My thought was that with either frame,...
07-16-18, 11:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,425
Posted By Tony_G

What to do when you're in the middle of Synapse frame sizes?

Sorry for the long post. But if my problem were simple, I could easily make a decision without outside input.

I seem to be in the middle between frame size 48 and 51 on a Cannondale Synapse alloy...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-18, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,441
Posted By Tony_G

Since the Synapse would be my main bike, I will...

Since the Synapse would be my main bike, I will probably move my current WTB saddle to it. I'm finally getting my butt broke in to the WTB and am able to ride 50 miles four or five time a week with...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-18, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,441
Posted By Tony_G

Heh, he does have the regular 105 in stock. I'm...

Heh, he does have the regular 105 in stock. I'm going to look at it tomorrow and confirm my estimate of what size will fit me. If the regular 105 fits and rides well, I will be very tempted. The SE...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-18, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,441
Posted By Tony_G

I talked to the shop on the phone today, and he...

I talked to the shop on the phone today, and he did offer a nice discount on the 2018.

If I picked up a 2018 and then they put hydro brakes on the 2019 models, especially with out much of a price...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-18, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,441
Posted By Tony_G

Thanks for the crank info! I have only 13 months...

Thanks for the crank info! I have only 13 months biking experience, so a lot of the details are still a mystery to me.

Your review link goes to the Cannondale page, not a review. Maybe you meant...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-18, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,441
Posted By Tony_G

Cannondale Synapse Disc 105 vs Synapse Disc 105 SE

I plan to buy a new 2018 Synapse in the next couple of days, maybe tomorrow. I've narrowed it down to the Synapse Disc 105, or the Synapse Disc 105 SE.

I'm leaning toward the SE, which is only...
07-12-18, 07:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 555
Posted By Tony_G

That goes without saying. The important question...

That goes without saying. The important question is, how do you feel about dogs in backpacks riding on bikes? I saw one yesterday, and for a fraction of a second I thought the bike operator had a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-18, 04:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 692
Posted By Tony_G

To WhyFi, Lazyass, and redlude97 It would...

To WhyFi, Lazyass, and redlude97

It would not be a near future upgrade for me. If I cared that much about hydraulics, I'd bite the bullet and spring for the $2,500 Synapse, which comes with carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-18, 04:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 692
Posted By Tony_G

I'm fairly handy, so that would make a great down...

I'm fairly handy, so that would make a great down the road upgrade.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-18, 04:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 692
Posted By Tony_G

I do love the brakes on my Roam 1. Kind of...

I do love the brakes on my Roam 1. Kind of surprising (to me, anyway) that an $800 hybrid has better brakes than a $1,600 bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-18, 03:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 692
Posted By Tony_G

How much did that upgrade cost? Did you do the...

How much did that upgrade cost? Did you do the install yourself, or was it parts + labor?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-18, 02:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 692
Posted By Tony_G

Thanks for that! I was hoping that someone would...

Thanks for that! I was hoping that someone would have experience with both of those braking systems. Iíll adjust my expectations.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-18, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 692
Posted By Tony_G

Mechanical disc brakes on lower end Synapse?

Iím thinking of buying a Cannondale Synapse. The Synapse model Iím looking at is the Synapse Disc 105 SE, this one:...
06-17-18, 12:56 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 48,268
Posted By Tony_G

I’ve now had my 2017 Roam 1 for one year. In that...

I’ve now had my 2017 Roam 1 for one year. In that year I’ve ridden it 6,302 miles (more miles than I drive my car in a year!).

It has been a great bike. Last month, I rode my first ever Century on...
04-25-18, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,494
Posted By Tony_G

I bought these 28 ounce bottles at Costco. They...

I bought these 28 ounce bottles at Costco. They go by the name of Reduce Cold-1

https://reduceeveryday.com/products/cold-1-hydro-pro-28-oz

Costco isn't carrying them now, but I would not be...
04-25-18, 08:12 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,029
Posted By Tony_G

Iíve lost 25 pounds in six weeks. 195 down to...

Iíve lost 25 pounds in six weeks. 195 down to 170. Iím taking frequent 40 mile rides, and keeping my average daily calorie intake under 1,400.

My big motivator was a scary doctor visit. My blood...
04-25-18, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,084
Posted By Tony_G

That's a long time to go without a good nights...

That's a long time to go without a good nights sleep, it must have been hard.

I ended up with some same day soreness in the arm that got the shot, but the soreness was completely gone this...
04-24-18, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,084
Posted By Tony_G

Hey Altair 4, thanks for posting. Has the pain...

Hey Altair 4, thanks for posting. Has the pain finally let up?

Also thanks to JanMM, or the Shingrix tip.

I got my first Shingrix shot (1 of 2) today. No side effects so far. Hereís hoping that...
07-30-17, 02:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,125
Posted By Tony_G

Same "problem" here. I slather on the sunblock....

Same "problem" here. I slather on the sunblock. Wal-Mart's house brand Equate Ultra Protection SPF 50 Lotion is well rated by Consumer Reports. It comes in a 16 ounce plastic bottle. I fill an empty...
07-30-17, 08:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,125
Posted By Tony_G

Congratulations! I retired in January at the...

Congratulations!

I retired in January at the age of 59. I am loving it. I ride 40 miles a day, three or four days a week, weather permitting. I actually look forward to Mondays, so the MUP (and...
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