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Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-17, 09:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,489
Posted By MCODave

Any of you folks old enough (or been riding long...

Any of you folks old enough (or been riding long enough) to remember that Benotto bar tape? The stuff provided literally no padding whatsoever. I would say it was the equivalent of wrapping your...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-16, 11:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,283
Posted By MCODave

As a cyclist who is also a motorcyclist, one...

As a cyclist who is also a motorcyclist, one thing about velcro is that it can/should help keep your gloves on your hand in the case of a fall. Now I know most cyclists think of cycling gear in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-16, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By MCODave

I use Strava for riding but also run a lot and...

I use Strava for riding but also run a lot and use Map my Run on an android phone for my running. I don't have the problem you are describing.

You say your phone becomes unresponsive and that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-16, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 813
Posted By MCODave

Since this is a relatively new bike, have you...

Since this is a relatively new bike, have you considered checking to see if your dealer can help you out? Assuming you bought new, they should have some obligation to help you out, even if it is by...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-16, 02:29 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,774
Posted By MCODave

You can buy a brand-new 2016 model Fuji Roubaix...

You can buy a brand-new 2016 model Fuji Roubaix 1.3 at Performance for $1019. They will give back double points on road bikes, so you if you buy a $30 membership you will get $200+ back for future...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-16, 09:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,332
Posted By MCODave

Not sure that's what you meant, but just wanted...

Not sure that's what you meant, but just wanted to clarify that wide and Kinlin are not mutually exclusive. The Kinlin XR-31T (and RT) is 19mm internal/24mm external. This is the rim used in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-16, 10:00 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 27,132
Posted By MCODave

As much as I like the looks of these bikes, kind...

As much as I like the looks of these bikes, kind of a shame the Allez Smartweld DSW is going away. I was looking seriously at them before I bought my latest bike. They seemed really nice on paper...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-16, 10:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,332
Posted By MCODave

While I can't address your specific questions on...

While I can't address your specific questions on rims, anyone looking to build their own wheels should also look at the DIY packages at BDopcycling.com.

I used their road kit III to build a set...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-16, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By MCODave

I just went 11 speed after running 9 speed for...

I just went 11 speed after running 9 speed for over a decade (both Dura Ace). Yeah, the new ones move to the upper position automatically and need to be trimmed down. In other words, without trim...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-16, 11:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,468
Posted By MCODave

Yeah, there are hill in Florida. I used to live...

Yeah, there are hill in Florida. I used to live in Clermont before we moved out to Seattle, and the main reason for choosing that area was to be near all the good riding.

Check out the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-16, 10:09 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,054
Posted By MCODave

I'm about your age and have been lifting in...

I'm about your age and have been lifting in addition to cycling and running for about 2 1/2 years now. Just accept that at our age you aren't going to see gains as easily or quickly as when we were...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-16, 11:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,631
Posted By MCODave

This is the right answer. 53/39's used to be...

This is the right answer. 53/39's used to be the standard for a long time, but if you are doing any considerable climbing there is a reason 50/34 is the new standard. Keep your existing cassette...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-16, 10:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,812
Posted By MCODave

I am both a runner and a cyclist. These...

I am both a runner and a cyclist. These statements sound just like that co-worker/relative/whomever that always gasps in horror at the idea of a bike that costs four digits when you can get a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-16, 09:34 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,128
Posted By MCODave

This whole thread makes me glad I bought my...

This whole thread makes me glad I bought my latest bike online.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-16, 10:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,259
Posted By MCODave

If you tried them on and need the next size up...

If you tried them on and need the next size up that's what you need. Ignore the size label, most clothing in the U.S. is mislabeled or even intentionally "vanity-sized." Bicycle clothes are...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-16, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By MCODave

I just sold a brand-new set of Ksyrium Elites...

I just sold a brand-new set of Ksyrium Elites that came with a 2015 bike for $450, so I don't think you will get more than that for the older version. One thing you may want to look into is that I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-16, 11:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,755
Posted By MCODave

That's probably not a bad idea, there are some...

That's probably not a bad idea, there are some hills up near Clermont that would at least give you some idea of where you are with regards to climbing. If you check out last year's Horrible Hundred...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-16, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,983
Posted By MCODave

Just to clarify, the ALR 4 (lower-end with...

Just to clarify, the ALR 4 (lower-end with Tiagra) does NOT come with a full-carbon fork. I know the original post was about the ALR 5, and right now with the ALR 5 on sale for $1380 there's not...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-16, 01:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,400
Posted By MCODave

Yeah, I was interested in Athena but only in...

Yeah, I was interested in Athena but only in silver. Can't seem to find it anywhere anymore. I hear the cranks are a pain, but boy they sure were pretty.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-16, 01:19 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 8,067
Posted By MCODave

If you are that serious about fitness, maybe you...

If you are that serious about fitness, maybe you should follow up riding your bike with some gym work - squats, leg presses, deadlifts, etc.

I have always believed the best training is to ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-16, 09:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,277
Posted By MCODave

Me? I'm just trying to help a guy out. I've...

Me? I'm just trying to help a guy out. I've been riding since the (first) Reagan administration, I got my fit pretty figured out.

My main motivation for the spreadsheet was to compare these...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-16, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,277
Posted By MCODave

I looked at all these bikes, and being the...

I looked at all these bikes, and being the accountant that I am I put the geometries into a spreadsheet to compare. The Evo and the Tarmac (at least in my size, 52cm) have virtually identical...
05-02-16, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 526
Posted By MCODave

Cool, that's an area I would really like to...

Cool, that's an area I would really like to explore. I remember being at the top of Mailbox Peak and looking out into that huge undeveloped valley and thinking we need to check it out. Last summer...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-16, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,236
Posted By MCODave

I have never ridden a SRAM road bike. I was...

I have never ridden a SRAM road bike. I was looking at one at a shop, asked the sales guy how it worked, and got the feel for it in about two seconds standing their playing with the shifters. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-16, 02:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,927
Posted By MCODave

Very interesting. I have the 2016 Campy catalog...

Very interesting. I have the 2016 Campy catalog and didn't even notice the difference in the thumb levers. I'm the guy who said in the other thread that I am bugged by the traditional thumb levers...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-16, 05:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,683
Posted By MCODave

I have eliminated some bikes from consideration...

I have eliminated some bikes from consideration because I don't care for the color scheme. I haven't had a new bike since 2004, and a bike has to look good in order for me to even consider it. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-16, 02:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,042
Posted By MCODave

I have a Flite TT that needs recovering too. ...

I have a Flite TT that needs recovering too. Must have made the leather a little too thin to meet the weight target. Otherwise its a nice saddle, I have that plus two Flite Gels (one red one blue)...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-16, 01:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,012
Posted By MCODave

Looking at the map and comparing it to a topo map...

Looking at the map and comparing it to a topo map of Texas, it looks like the only steep stuff is up near Bulcher. Seem like if you got to rest stop #5...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-16, 01:27 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 8,818
Posted By MCODave

What Shimano group? What Campy group? Do you...

What Shimano group? What Campy group? Do you need a new group anyhow, or would you be taking off perfectly fine components that are on there already?

My only beef with Campy is that I just...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-16, 08:39 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,575
Posted By MCODave

I saw it on Instagram, looked cool but I didn't...

I saw it on Instagram, looked cool but I didn't realize it was $500! Nice piece of jewelry, but honestly doesn't seem any easier to read at a glance than the old-school Cateyes I have on both of my...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-16, 10:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,598
Posted By MCODave

Crater Lake...

Crater Lake (http://http://rideoregonride.com/road-routes/crater-lake-rim-route/) in Oregon? As a bonus it is one of the most beautiful places in the country.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-16, 01:57 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,782
Posted By MCODave

What's with the "clutch" rear der? I take it...

What's with the "clutch" rear der? I take it there is a ratcheting mechanism in the jockey wheels? Can you not pedal backwards? What if you are stopped with your pedals at 12&6, can you rotate...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-16, 02:19 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,140
Posted By MCODave

Trek still makes a steel touring bike, because in...

Trek still makes a steel touring bike, because in that category steel still sells. If you include Trek-made Lemonds, Trek hasn't had a steel "racing" road bike since the late 90's or early 2000's. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-16, 01:11 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,368
Posted By MCODave

I think it is funny the OP thinks making a fine...

I think it is funny the OP thinks making a fine product equals future stock performance. It would be great if it really worked that way but in the real world a ton of companies have gone under...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-16, 01:31 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 60,158
Posted By MCODave

Thanks for confirming the all-carbon fork info,...

Thanks for confirming the all-carbon fork info, it is really hard to come by on Trek's consumer website. It makes sense you aren't getting an all-carbon fork on a $1300 Tiagra equipped bike, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-16, 11:40 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 60,158
Posted By MCODave

Keep in mind that they do sell the ALR as a...

Keep in mind that they do sell the ALR as a frameset only with an MSRP of $990. So if you really wanted to build it up with a group you bought elsewhere there's really no need to mess with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-15, 12:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,445
Posted By MCODave

Yeah, I'm surprised we are even discussing this. ...

Yeah, I'm surprised we are even discussing this. In what universe would this not be art?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-15, 04:40 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,613
Posted By MCODave

I guess no-one else had a Maillard Helicomatic...

I guess no-one else had a Maillard Helicomatic freewheel? I think I still have the little wrench around somewhere. The only positive thing I can say about those is that the wrench itself worked as...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-15, 09:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,926
Posted By MCODave

Clipless pedals

Clipless pedals
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-15, 04:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,693
Posted By MCODave

It all depends on how you define riding Rainier. ...

It all depends on how you define riding Rainier. You could do the whole RAMROD course which is 149 miles and 10k+ feet of climbing. Or you could just ride from Whittaker's in Ashford up to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-15, 01:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,352
Posted By MCODave

There was another thread about BDop wheels, and...

There was another thread about BDop wheels, and just like this thread the ONE PERSON in the whole world who was unhappy with his stuff showed up and started crapping all over the thread for everyone....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-15, 12:46 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,002
Posted By MCODave

I agree. Do you know people who are into cars,...

I agree. Do you know people who are into cars, motorcycles, boats, camera equipment, etc., etc.? Compare the price of even these high-end status bikes to most other hobbies and it's pretty cheap.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-15, 01:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,781
Posted By MCODave

All I'm gonna say is that certain groups just...

All I'm gonna say is that certain groups just belong on certain bikes. And to me, at least the Madone 9.x and Di2 seem to go together. Just like a shiny silver Athena group just belongs on an...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-15, 01:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,213
Posted By MCODave

I am a long time Map My Run user who recently got...

I am a long time Map My Run user who recently got back into cycling.

As much as I wanted to like the Map My Ride it just wasn't doing it for me, and mostly it just wasn't being used by the other...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-15, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,177
Posted By MCODave

Just to be clear up front, I have not built or...

Just to be clear up front, I have not built or ridden that frame. But I have researched it and it is one of the main contenders for my next bike.

I am fairly sure the frame is not the same as...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 03:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,624
Posted By MCODave

I was looking at the various Emonda models, and...

I was looking at the various Emonda models, and pretty much determined that if I didn't get the ALR I would go straight to the SL and skip the S models altogether. I'm curious as to why some who...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 11:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,471
Posted By MCODave

I like fat guys riding bikes. And the 80's.

I like fat guys riding bikes. And the 80's.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-15, 02:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,796
Posted By MCODave

Nice Gios. I have a Megalight from about that...

Nice Gios. I have a Megalight from about that time period, always thought they were pretty bikes. I am guessing yours is the aluminum model?

I know my gym has ONE super computerized spin bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-15, 01:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,095
Posted By MCODave

I ride with android phone in pocket with Strava...

I ride with android phone in pocket with Strava running, display off. I have heard folks say to put it on airplane mode (or whatever turns off data without turning off GPS), but I haven't messed...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-15, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By MCODave

Awesome, I need to get out there and I live in...

Awesome, I need to get out there and I live in the area (more or less). Did you climb the "medieval watchtower" at the top of Mt. Constitution?
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