Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: joe_5700
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
Search took 0.53 seconds.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-16, 01:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,195
Posted By joe_5700

This is what I'd buy on your budget: ...

This is what I'd buy on your budget: https://www.merlincycles.com/felt-f75-road-bike-2016-93834.html

Just make sure you get the correct size frame. Use an online fitting app to assist.
08-07-15, 01:06 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,446
Posted By joe_5700

Wow. A very old thread revived here. I must say...

Wow. A very old thread revived here. I must say that I disagree with my original post as far as what I am observing today. I am noticing many more kids/adults out there riding. It is a beautiful...
05-12-15, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 927
Posted By joe_5700

Mounting a tire is my concern... I have real...

Mounting a tire is my concern... I have real concerns with it not holding a clincher properly. I need to have 100% confidence in these wheels.

This is beyond cosmetics. The front wheel is...
05-12-15, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 927
Posted By joe_5700

I do not think it was shipping damage. The box...

I do not think it was shipping damage. The box that the wheels arrived in were in great shape. Like Matt said in the above post it looks like a horrible welding and filing job. Again, not what you...
05-12-15, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 927
Posted By joe_5700

When you pay for quality, you expect it. Is that...

When you pay for quality, you expect it. Is that too much to ask? What if my filing ruins the wheel? I'm not touching it...it's going back...
05-12-15, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 927
Posted By joe_5700

Normal for Shimano DA C24 wheels?

I received my Shimano Dura Ace C24 wheels and noticed how the front wheel did not look right. My Shimano RS500 wheels are perfect in comparison. I have informed the vendor and am waiting for their...
02-05-15, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,493
Posted By joe_5700

Thanks for your replies. Since this was the...

Thanks for your replies. Since this was the first time I had ever replaced a crank and bottom bracket, I wanted to make sure that I had done it correctly. Since this was new to me, I was expecting...
02-05-15, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,493
Posted By joe_5700

Ultegra Bottom Bracket bearing drag?

Last fall I bought a Cervelo S1 which came with an FSA Gossamer crank set. Since most of the groupset was Ultegra, I thought it made sense to get an Ultegra crankset/BB. I found some good...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-14, 01:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,967
Posted By joe_5700

I didn't mean to imply that you were not...

I didn't mean to imply that you were not satisfied with your Boyd's other than the braking sound you are experiencing. I was just giving them a shout out is all.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-14, 01:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,399
Posted By joe_5700

I recently picked up a used 2009 S1 for a winter...

I recently picked up a used 2009 S1 for a winter project/2015 season crit and road race bike. The brakes are actually not bad at all once you put on some good pads. Now the FSA crank. I agree that...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-14, 01:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 26,693
Posted By joe_5700

I like Shimano Dura Ace/Ultegra pads.

I like Shimano Dura Ace/Ultegra pads.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-14, 01:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,329
Posted By joe_5700

I wear gloves on every ride. I believe they...

I wear gloves on every ride. I believe they provide some shock absorption, but it is the loss of skin that I am concerned with when I inevitably go down. My gloves spared me of even more road rash...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-14, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,967
Posted By joe_5700

I have a pair of the 58mm carbon clinchers and I...

I have a pair of the 58mm carbon clinchers and I have only used the pads that came with them. Since they are race day only wheels for me I keep the brake track and pads really clean and I have not...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-14, 08:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,954
Posted By joe_5700

I do not want disc brakes either. Keep it simple...

I do not want disc brakes either. Keep it simple with rim brakes. I also have no use for electronic groupsets or 11 speeds. 10 works just fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-14, 03:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,255
Posted By joe_5700

I live a few states north, but here is what I...

I live a few states north, but here is what I wear for each temp range.

65+ bib shorts, short sleeve jersey, fingerless gloves
55-65 bib shorts long sleeve jersey, fingerless gloves
45-55 bib...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-14, 12:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,041
Posted By joe_5700

I would visit every single LBS in your area to...

I would visit every single LBS in your area to see what lines they carry. I would go with an aluminum frame carbon fork bike for your first bike. Cheap carbon is overated. You ride your current...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-14, 12:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,575
Posted By joe_5700

It doesn't have to be expensive, but somehow we...

It doesn't have to be expensive, but somehow we equate the price of one's bike/equipment with the rider's experience, ability, and even worth. Which is completely BS. You can enjoy the sport of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-14, 12:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,575
Posted By joe_5700

When I bought my first road bike here is what I...

When I bought my first road bike here is what I had invested.

2007 Jamis Ventura Sport-new last year's model $450
Helmet ~$30
Shorts $40
Jersey $30
Gloves $20
Cages and bottles $20...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-14, 12:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,234
Posted By joe_5700

Where do you live? There are times when even on...

Where do you live? There are times when even on perfectly flat roads I have been in my small ring due to nasty 30+mph headwinds. What cadence do you ride at? If you never go to your small ring...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-14, 12:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,069
Posted By joe_5700

Good weather in which to ride in over the...

Good weather in which to ride in over the holidays. I don't ask for much.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-14, 10:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,804
Posted By joe_5700

It really depends on how far you want to get into...

It really depends on how far you want to get into cycling or if you decide to race.

You will learn much, much more if you join a local bike shop ride. Some are slow paced and some can feel like...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-14, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By joe_5700

If you are not racing, then they are great...

If you are not racing, then they are great wheels. If you want to try a cheap set of lighter weight wheels try these out. Nashbar - Welcome!...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-14, 11:58 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 7,890
Posted By joe_5700

Go check what others are doing on Strava in your...

Go check what others are doing on Strava in your area. I always do loops from my house heading mostly north to start out. The lower the winds, the higher my average speed.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-14, 11:35 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,086
Posted By joe_5700

It depends on if it is a solo training ride,...

It depends on if it is a solo training ride, group training ride or a race. There are too many thoughts that go through my mind to even list.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-14, 11:21 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,047
Posted By joe_5700

The bikes that I race on for Crit, Road, and TT...

The bikes that I race on for Crit, Road, and TT are between ~17 and 19 pounds. Any modern road bike with STI shifting and folding bead tires and I am good to go.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-14, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By joe_5700

They are a very solid wheelset that comes with...

They are a very solid wheelset that comes with many new bikes as stock equipment. If you are not racing, they are great wheels that will last for many miles.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-14, 11:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,627
Posted By joe_5700

Once you get a road bike that is fit right to...

Once you get a road bike that is fit right to you, the hybrid will just gather dust in the garage. I wouldn't be laser focused on having to have carbon. High end aluminum can ride better than low...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-14, 02:25 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,341
Posted By joe_5700

At this point, this is what I would do. I have a...

At this point, this is what I would do. I have a 2010 Cannondale Synapse Carbon 5 that is still in mint condition after years of riding. Do not listen to the others who are saying oh it's just a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-14, 01:58 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,986
Posted By joe_5700

If you do any sort of perspiring during your...

If you do any sort of perspiring during your ride, then yes you do. :) Your loved ones are just too nice to speak up.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-14, 01:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,338
Posted By joe_5700

This. The most I can really stand on my trainer...

This. The most I can really stand on my trainer is about ~50 minutes. I watch Netflix or DVD's of hour long TV shows. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (don't laugh!), 24, Angel (again don't laugh),Heroes,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-14, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By joe_5700

How old are you? What intensity do you ride at? ...

How old are you? What intensity do you ride at? What are you doing nutrition wise before a ride? You have one resting day in there per week which is actually more than what I typically do awhich I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-14, 09:22 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 27,212
Posted By joe_5700

You need to go back and read my posts. I never...

You need to go back and read my posts. I never stated that a lighter or more efficient bike would not help at all. I am just disputing how much of a factor a new "better" bike is. You do make a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-14, 04:34 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 27,212
Posted By joe_5700

No. I do not deny it. You are comparing...

No. I do not deny it.

You are comparing two bikes that have substantial weight differences. In my comparisons, I am comparing the extremes of my current bikes which range from ~17 to ~22...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-14, 01:53 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 27,212
Posted By joe_5700

Grolby, are you a fan of Nathaniel Hawthorne's...

Grolby, are you a fan of Nathaniel Hawthorne's works or what? You are a tad long winded. Anyways, do you think that your 19lb bike prevented you from climbing onto the podium or gaining a few spots...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-14, 12:26 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 27,212
Posted By joe_5700

Nice job on cherry picking my original quote... ...

Nice job on cherry picking my original quote... If you would have included the rest of my quote your post would be moot. My point was you have extremely diminished returns on a road bike that is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-14, 09:17 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 27,212
Posted By joe_5700

You have completely hit it out of the park Dan. ...

You have completely hit it out of the park Dan. The more I ride, the more I realize that the bike has less and less to do with it. When I look at my Strava times with my road bikes compared to my...
09-09-13, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 495,077
Posted By joe_5700

...and how am I supposed to train for upcoming...

...and how am I supposed to train for upcoming races? It's the risk that I am willing to take. After my experience, I will never ever ride without a helmet. Ever.
09-09-13, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 495,077
Posted By joe_5700

When I started out riding again, I rode without a...

When I started out riding again, I rode without a helmet for a while. To tell you the truth the main reason I got a helmet was so I could ride in group rides or participate in events that required...
08-20-13, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 495,077
Posted By joe_5700

This Sunday while riding the same training route...

This Sunday while riding the same training route that I have ridden a few hundred times before I did not see a landscaping rock about the size of a golf ball in the road. I think it was a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-13, 11:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,562
Posted By joe_5700

I can attest to your wind after racing in the...

I can attest to your wind after racing in the Twin Bing Classic in Climbing Hill Iowa last Sunday. I opted to use my shallow aluminum clinchers in favor of deep dish carbon due to the winds.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-13, 10:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,562
Posted By joe_5700

Race fit jersey/shorts and ride in the drops 100%.

Race fit jersey/shorts and ride in the drops 100%.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-13, 10:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,027
Posted By joe_5700

That is because we have never met. :) I recently...

That is because we have never met. :) I recently moved back to Omaha, Nebraska where it is generally flat except for some rolling hills and river valleys. Prior to moving back, I lived in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-13, 11:10 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,341
Posted By joe_5700

This. Even a set of cheap Mavic CXP22's would be...

This. Even a set of cheap Mavic CXP22's would be a huge improvement over a set of Alex's.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-13, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 798
Posted By joe_5700

Did RR in mid March and water bottle froze to...

Did RR in mid March and water bottle froze to slush making it undrinkable about halfway through the race. This happened with room temp water/sports drink st the start... Finger tips and toes got a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-13, 02:25 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,357
Posted By joe_5700

While riding in Sammamish WA I had a very...

While riding in Sammamish WA I had a very attractive woman in a BMW slow down and ride up along side me and pace me for a few hundred yards. It looked like she was looking at her speedo and then at...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-13, 02:18 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,419
Posted By joe_5700

This except I ride my cycleops mag trainer every...

This except I ride my cycleops mag trainer every day that I cannot ride outside. No gain whatsoever also. I bet I have lost some speed/climbing ability though. There is just no substitute for real...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-13, 01:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,076
Posted By joe_5700

+1 from a Synapse Carbon5 owner and excellent...

+1 from a Synapse Carbon5 owner and excellent analogy.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-13, 11:53 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,068
Posted By joe_5700

So you just cruise around on your cross bike at...

So you just cruise around on your cross bike at 25mph? Sorry...forgot this was BF... The guy on the tri bike must have been a very slow rider. :) You also must average 30+ mph on a TT bike...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-13, 11:16 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,598
Posted By joe_5700

I raced a Roubaix on 700x25 folding Gatorskins...

I raced a Roubaix on 700x25 folding Gatorskins (non hardshell). Many people were dropping out to swap wheels. I had no issues keeping up in the road portion and my tires never failed me for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-13, 02:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,918
Posted By joe_5700

I REALLY like Castelli Aero Race bib shorts. I...

I REALLY like Castelli Aero Race bib shorts. I never would have tried them on my own unless my race team used them.
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.