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Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-14, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,001
Posted By MPress

15 Tarmac Seatpost- length

Just got my new 2015 Tarmac. Unfortunately, the new internal seatpost clamp reduces the available maximum seat height. Is there any issue with going to a longer 400mm carbon seatpost as opposed to a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-14, 05:48 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 22,354
Posted By MPress

Love my Venge. It's my primary bike along with...

Love my Venge. It's my primary bike along with several other guys I ride with. I regularly see 60+ mile rides and have managed a full century without issue. It is stiffer in the rear than my SL2...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-13, 12:11 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 35,121
Posted By MPress

The marks were left by the previous owner. I...

The marks were left by the previous owner. I imagine the story behind them is why he moved to a retirement home after selling.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-13, 12:02 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 35,121
Posted By MPress

2014 Venge ...

2014 Venge
http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv97/maxwellpress/Mobile%20Uploads/photo1_zpsd6d04af0.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-13, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,471
Posted By MPress

IME... It's always been a magnet or battery...

IME... It's always been a magnet or battery issue. I have 3 GSC-10 units and they are all flawless. Never heard about leaving the battery out. Changed my HRM, cadence, and powermeter battery just...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-13, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,035
Posted By MPress

My Iclic2 has lasted much longer than that. I...

My Iclic2 has lasted much longer than that. I also like them better than my Xpresso pedals.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-13, 07:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,357
Posted By MPress

Obvious no brainier... Replace the fork. Far...

Obvious no brainier... Replace the fork. Far cheaper than a hospital visit.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-13, 12:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,447
Posted By MPress

Best month ever... 1024 miles, 26 rides, 49hrs. ...

Best month ever... 1024 miles, 26 rides, 49hrs. Not bad for a 39yo working stiff with a wife and three young boys.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-13, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 796
Posted By MPress

I've been researching carbon clinchers for the...

I've been researching carbon clinchers for the past few weeks and it came down to the Zipp 404 FC or the Enve 6.7. I went with the Enve 6.7 as it is a stiffer, stronger, lighter wheel than the 404's...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-13, 12:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,822
Posted By MPress

They're great if they work for you. They're an...

They're great if they work for you. They're an azz hatchet if they don't.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-13, 10:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,786
Posted By MPress

You can get an adaptor to make the OSBB work with...

You can get an adaptor to make the OSBB work with the threaded cranks. I'm not real pleased with the adaptor approach as I'm getting all sorts of squeaking and creaking coming from it. I'm sending my...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-13, 03:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 808
Posted By MPress

61cm. I'm 6'4".

61cm. I'm 6'4".
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-13, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 808
Posted By MPress

New Bike... Love Specialized Frame Warranty!

Loving Specialized and their lifetime frame warranty. I found a crack in the seatstay where the dropout connects to the carbon on the driveside of my 2010 Tarmac Expert. My LBS sent a photo to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-13, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By MPress

I have a set of the Xpresso 6 pedals. Good pedals...

I have a set of the Xpresso 6 pedals. Good pedals for the most part. The only problem I have is that they don't point up for easier engagement. Just not enough weight on the backside. Otherwise I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-13, 03:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,822
Posted By MPress

I had both the Roubaix and Tarmac. Both were 2010...

I had both the Roubaix and Tarmac. Both were 2010 Expert models. I sold the Roubaix as I wasn't more comfortable on it during long rides and I felt like I had to work it harder for the same speeds. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-12, 02:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,257
Posted By MPress

Love the Halo band, but they do stretch with use...

Love the Halo band, but they do stretch with use and allow more sweat to run down as they get saturated. I have thought about Rain-X, but have never tried it.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-12, 06:25 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,147
Posted By MPress

I've got multiple pairs of Time iClick pedals and...

I've got multiple pairs of Time iClick pedals and have had a few problems with the spindle bearings over the years. Time USA has done a great job replacing the defective pedals and ill keep running...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-12, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 322
Posted By MPress

Plenty of rides in Naples throughout the week....

Plenty of rides in Naples throughout the week. Not sure what the Marco scene is like. Check out www.naplesvelo.com for a listing of group rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-12, 10:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,332
Posted By MPress

Great looking bike. My Roubaix is setup in the...

Great looking bike. My Roubaix is setup in the same fashion, but looks much goofier with its 61cm frame and massive head tube.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-12, 03:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,332
Posted By MPress

I have a 2010 Roubaix Expert. Great bike, but...

I have a 2010 Roubaix Expert. Great bike, but much prefer my 2010 Tarmac Expert. I'll probably be selling the Roubaix as it doesn't help me in the comfort department it was intended for. YMMV.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-12, 03:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,004
Posted By MPress

ACL and meniscus on my right knee. Complications,...

ACL and meniscus on my right knee. Complications, scar tissue biopsies, scar tissue removal, and another ACLU replacement. 7 surgeries total and love chasing the faster guys while ripping the legs...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-12, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,722
Posted By MPress

My Toupe was an ass hatchet. Much happier with my...

My Toupe was an ass hatchet. Much happier with my SMP Lite 209. YMMV.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-12, 07:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 874
Posted By MPress

Six Gap- Dahlonega, GA... This weekend

Who all is going to Dahlonega, GA for the Six Gap Century this weekend?


http://www.cyclenorthgeorgia.com/
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-12, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,952
Posted By MPress

Test ride both frames and go with the one that...

Test ride both frames and go with the one that feels best to you.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-12, 10:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,965
Posted By MPress

My cleats are fine with over 1000 miles on my...

My cleats are fine with over 1000 miles on my current pair. Keep the walking to a realistic minimum and don't drag your foot when rolling to a stop.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-12, 01:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,069
Posted By MPress

Does anybody know if the Ultegra 12-30 casette...

Does anybody know if the Ultegra 12-30 casette would work with the standard Ultegra or Dura-Ace rear derailer?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-12, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By MPress

PSA: Continental GP4000s tires on sale at PBK

Just passing on some info here...

Probikekit.com has the 23 & 25mm Continental GP4000s tires listed for $46.97 each with additional discount codes available.... 10% for two, 15% for four, 20% for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-12, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,690
Posted By MPress

Spokes are Sapim CX Ray. Good spokes IMO, but...

Spokes are Sapim CX Ray. Good spokes IMO, but looks like I may have gotten a bad batch. Last time HED rebuilt the whole wheel under warranty. Hopefully they will do the same this time. Might put...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-12, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,690
Posted By MPress

HED Ardenne SL Stallion- breaking spokes

Anybody running the HED Ardenne SL Stallion wheels? These are the 24/28 spoke wheels for riders up to 230 lbs. I usually weigh around 205 and ride on relatively smooth roads in SW Florida.

I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-12, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,459
Posted By MPress

I weigh 205-210lbs and have put over 3000 miles...

I weigh 205-210lbs and have put over 3000 miles on my Carbone SL's. They aren't the lightest things around, but have proven to be very strong, stiff, and can hold their own in the aero department. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-12, 09:18 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,918
Posted By MPress

I bought the premium HR strap as an upgrade to...

I bought the premium HR strap as an upgrade to the existing strap that came with my 705. It worked great for several months before it started spiking and consistantly reading high. I was seeing...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-12, 07:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,264
Posted By MPress

That is true. However, I get pilling with all my...

That is true. However, I get pilling with all my bibs and shorts regardless of mfg.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-12, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By MPress

My Time IClic pedals have been great with the...

My Time IClic pedals have been great with the hacked up knees. 7000+ miles and no knee pain.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-12, 09:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 714
Posted By MPress

No, I haven't. Any useful information to offer??

No, I haven't. Any useful information to offer??
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-12, 09:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 714
Posted By MPress

Week in Telluride, Colorado- where to ride

I'll be spending a week in Telluride later this month. I want to rent a bike while in the area. Does anybody know of any good routes or group rides to check out? Any suggestions on a good shop to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-12, 12:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,541
Posted By MPress

We make up for the lack of hills by going faster....

We make up for the lack of hills by going faster. The local B group runs at 24 and the A group is WFO every chance they get. Clermont, FL is home to the Horible Hundred and has some decent rolling...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-12, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,748
Posted By MPress

Time has gone through 3 different iterations of...

Time has gone through 3 different iterations of the cleat since the Iclick fist came out. I don't know if they came with another revision since the introduction of the Iclic 2. I've gotten all three...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-12, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,748
Posted By MPress

There is a little break in time and engagement...

There is a little break in time and engagement will also get better with experience. You do want to be sure that the front engagement point is properly hooked, otherwise it will feel a little wonky....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-12, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,748
Posted By MPress

Great pedals. The cleats will get pretty chewed...

Great pedals. The cleats will get pretty chewed up looking, but I haven't experienced any engagement issues.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-12, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 926
Posted By MPress

I love my Time Iclic pedals. Racer pedals on...

I love my Time Iclic pedals.
Racer pedals on sale for $75...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-12, 11:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 692
Posted By MPress

Competitive Cyclist was blowing out their Time...

Competitive Cyclist was blowing out their Time IClic pedals. The carbon model was ~$125. Great light weight pedal.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-12, 02:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,761
Posted By MPress

Arts Cyclery has them for $249. I wouldn't roll...

Arts Cyclery has them for $249. I wouldn't roll the dice buying on eBay to save $40.

http://www.artscyclery.com/3T_Ergonova_Team_Carbon_Handlebar/descpage-3TENHB.html?crumb=RDMCOMPS
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-12, 09:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,203
Posted By MPress

Its flat as a pancake here in S. Florida. I'd...

Its flat as a pancake here in S. Florida. I'd take all the gearing you can get when it comes to extended climbing (bridges don't count).

My setup on the flats...
11-23 on Tarmac with Cosmics...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-12, 06:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,395
Posted By MPress

I'm 205lbs and find my 404's to flexy to run on...

I'm 205lbs and find my 404's to flexy to run on my road bike. Not sure if its the weight, my awesome power output :rolleyes:, or the low clearance between the wheel and the chainstay. Granted they...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-12, 09:22 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,534
Posted By MPress

Another vote for Time Iclic's. I have yet to...

Another vote for Time Iclic's. I have yet to pull out when properly clicked in. I have had some issues with the bearings on the Iclic Racer pedals, but Time USA has done a good job replacing them. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-12, 12:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,081
Posted By MPress

I swapped to a different stem last night and had...

I swapped to a different stem last night and had the same problem. I brought it the LBS and they tossed on an additional spacer to cover the slack.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-12, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,381
Posted By MPress

3T has the 46cm listed at the bottom in the drop...

3T has the 46cm listed at the bottom in the drop down menu where you can order direct. At least for the Pro (38, 44, 46)and Team models (38, 40, 42, 46)...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-12, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,381
Posted By MPress

Arts Cyclery has a 46cm c-c along with the other...

Arts Cyclery has a 46cm c-c along with the other sizes.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-12, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,381
Posted By MPress

3T Ergonova bars- size

Those that run the 3T Ergonova bar probably know that the sizing is a little funny on them. My current bars that came on my bike are 44cm. I understand that the Ergonova bars are ~2cm narrower on...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-12, 03:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,528
Posted By MPress

I'd save the money and go with the Pro. Should...

I'd save the money and go with the Pro. Should be a good upgrade going from an entry level 8r frame/ 105 group to an SL4 10R frame with Dura Ace/Ultegra, Ultegra DI2, or Red/Force. I think picking...
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