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Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-14, 08:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 907
Posted By 4.11

Nothing wrong with swinging melons, I find them...

Nothing wrong with swinging melons, I find them hard to resist also.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-14, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,198
Posted By 4.11

Cracket is a company that specializes in the...

Cracket is a company that specializes in the manufacturing of Ti chain stays, it is the only product they make.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-14, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 790
Posted By 4.11

"the 2013 model. We've replaced the downtube...

"the 2013 model. We've replaced the downtube shifters with an updated Shimano thumb shifter"

This shoud tell you all you need to know, downtube shifters are so 2013
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-14, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By 4.11

Could be autocad. I work with high end automotive...

Could be autocad. I work with high end automotive and aerospace CAD programs and that is not what their "2D" side looks like.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-12, 08:36 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,974
Posted By 4.11

Sorry, too stupid looking for me, even if feels...

Sorry, too stupid looking for me, even if feels like you're riding on a cloud I wouldn't buy one. And what happens when you need to lower the seat post? then you have an even stupider look with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-12, 03:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,833
Posted By 4.11

CL is good for some stuff, fleabay for some...

CL is good for some stuff, fleabay for some other, depends on the target market and what the item is. I've had good luck using both although fleabay (and paypal) is such a ripoff now it is pathetic.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-12, 03:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,780
Posted By 4.11

I am firm believer in looks, if you like how your...

I am firm believer in looks, if you like how your bike looks you will ride it more and take better care of it. So if you need to match colors, shapes, whatever then do it :)





+1, stick with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-15-12, 07:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,535
Posted By 4.11

They are all overpriced. An $800 single speed??,...

They are all overpriced. An $800 single speed??, $1,000 2 speed?? a Tern X10 is $1,800 ?? There is not $1,800 of anything in that bike. Oh wait, it has a hydro formed frame and hinge, yep, there is...
05-06-12, 05:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,002
Posted By 4.11

Another vote for the Fuji. Better components and...

Another vote for the Fuji. Better components and lighter, but test ride it first to make sure it fits you well. I have a Fuji Roubaix road bike and it is a great bike,
05-03-12, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,793
Posted By 4.11

For your first bike buy new, if your LBS is a...

For your first bike buy new, if your LBS is a good one they will probably throw in a few free adjustments so that $100 saved buying used will be gone quick after a few adjustments.

Plus you'll...
05-03-12, 06:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,979
Posted By 4.11

I converted my old Cannondale comfort 400 into a...

I converted my old Cannondale comfort 400 into a single speed mountain bike, but it is a Cannondale and was in great condition. Depending on what your plan is it might not hurt to convert it into a...
01-02-12, 08:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,566
Posted By 4.11

Of those (and many others) it is the Fuji hands...

Of those (and many others) it is the Fuji hands down. They are an excellent value and are well built. My road bike is a Fuji Roubaix and I have zero complaints wit it.

Ride it to make sure it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-11, 12:48 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,904
Posted By 4.11

Fuji Roubaix: Sigma BC 1606L with cadence wired. ...

Fuji Roubaix: Sigma BC 1606L with cadence wired.

Cannondale Bad Boy: Sigma BC 1609 STS wireless

Cannondale mountain bike: Sigma BC 1609 wired

They all work great and have had zero issues....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-11, 12:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,698
Posted By 4.11

c'mon, tell us how you really feel :lol: Bit...

c'mon, tell us how you really feel :lol:

Bit of truth to this though, not the aluminum bits failing but the warranty issue. There are plenty of outs for a company to keep from honoring frame...
12-31-11, 12:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,389
Posted By 4.11

He has to be joking, either that or he hates...

He has to be joking, either that or he hates aluminum.



This is good info, if aluminum was such a risky material A.) It wouldn't be used and B.) you wouldn't see companies offer a lifetime...
12-31-11, 12:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 34,922
Posted By 4.11

Isn't the BB a gem? I just luv mine :love: ...

Isn't the BB a gem? I just luv mine :love:

http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p148/jjjggg111/BIKES/IMG_0543.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-11, 11:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,466
Posted By 4.11

Not yet, but it is cold. The snow will start...

Not yet, but it is cold. The snow will start Tuesday morning precisely 2 hours before I drive to work after 17 days off.

Yeah, I'm done. Posted pics, commented on the stand, bickered about nothing...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-11, 11:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,466
Posted By 4.11

Far enough that the legs would be about 3 inches...

Far enough that the legs would be about 3 inches inside the tire. Might be enough for some, not enough for others.

Both sides of the story means people who actually own this product post about the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-11, 11:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,698
Posted By 4.11

As much as I love my Fuji Roubaix, the Felt F85...

As much as I love my Fuji Roubaix, the Felt F85 looks like a good buy. The Sora components will be good on the Roubaix 3.0 and $650 leaves enough cash left over for all the extras you will want to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-11, 11:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,466
Posted By 4.11

Uh, no. Like I typed in the post you can adjust...

Uh, no. Like I typed in the post you can adjust the bike closer to or further away from the stand. You can also adjust the height and the angle the bike is held at.

The lack of intelligence comes...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-11, 10:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,466
Posted By 4.11

I don't automatically run and buy the most...

I don't automatically run and buy the most expensive tool out there. I research, read reviews and then purchase what I feel is the best value for my money. I've use crappy hand tools before so rarely...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-11, 08:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,466
Posted By 4.11

Actually it isn't, if you can get a product that...

Actually it isn't, if you can get a product that performs the exact same for less, then spending more is a waste. Doubly so if the quality is similar.

Funny that all of the negative comments are...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-11, 04:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,466
Posted By 4.11

LOL! not all of us are equipment snobs. It...

LOL! not all of us are equipment snobs.

It looks no different than any other stand and the reviews are actually good, only 1 negative.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-11, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,920
Posted By 4.11

+1, you probably won't find any new bike with...

+1, you probably won't find any new bike with those components for less than $800.

I paid $600 for a 2009 Fuji Roubaix with about 30 miles on it. Brifters and FD are Tiagra, the RD is 105, wheel...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-11, 09:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,466
Posted By 4.11

I just bought that RAD repair stand, landed...

I just bought that RAD repair stand, landed today. Got it from amazon.

Considered buying the Feedback sports stand as I like how it folded, the Park stand has a welded top cross bar so it doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-11, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,208
Posted By 4.11

IMHO you can't go wrong with any of these bikes,...

IMHO you can't go wrong with any of these bikes, although that Altimira is killer. If you know your size then you should be good to go. Nothing beats taking a test ride though, but if you can't then...
12-27-11, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,709
Posted By 4.11

Shortly before the new models come out, more so...

Shortly before the new models come out, more so in winter climates.

Also depends on dealer stock and popularity of the bike, some are just going to sell at a higher price regardless of model year.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-11, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,208
Posted By 4.11

Well, you will certainly find plenty of CAAD and...

Well, you will certainly find plenty of CAAD and Cervelo enthusiasts on this forum, not many Fuji though.

My budget was only $700 so finding an almost new 09 Fuji for $600 was great. As it happens...
12-26-11, 10:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,734
Posted By 4.11

Smart move reading about tires first. My...

Smart move reading about tires first.

My cannondale bad boy has schwalbe kojaks and they work great, they are slicks and being a gear head that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. I have a set of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-11, 10:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,731
Posted By 4.11

No, not yet.

No, not yet.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-11, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,208
Posted By 4.11

FWIW I have an 09 Fuji Roubaix and I love it....

FWIW I have an 09 Fuji Roubaix and I love it. Only you can decide if it is a deal or not, have you price checked at other LBS or online?
12-26-11, 10:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,389
Posted By 4.11

Slim, Don't misunderstand, I like steel...

Slim,

Don't misunderstand, I like steel plenty, I have owned steel bikes and quite frankly love the steel my Mustangs are made of. My whole gig is to make sure the newbies don't get caught up in...
12-26-11, 10:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,734
Posted By 4.11

If you are removing knobby tires then pretty much...

If you are removing knobby tires then pretty much any street tire will be good.

In all honesty there are so many tires available asking for a recommendation will probably leave you more confused...
12-25-11, 10:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,389
Posted By 4.11

Haha, yeah because we all know that is exactly...

Haha, yeah because we all know that is exactly what the EMT was thinking :roflmao2:

Let's see, no pictures or posts of catastrophic failures of aluminum frames, and many manufacturers offering a...
12-25-11, 12:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,595
Posted By 4.11

Maybe a little, I love that bike :thumb:

Maybe a little, I love that bike :thumb:
12-25-11, 12:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,389
Posted By 4.11

Completely ridiculous to think that there is a...

Completely ridiculous to think that there is a warning about aluminum frames.

What is the warning? don't ride the bike? give me a break.
12-23-11, 11:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,595
Posted By 4.11

my cannondale bad boy has the 3 speed IGH and it...

my cannondale bad boy has the 3 speed IGH and it is dreamy :thumb:
12-23-11, 08:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,595
Posted By 4.11

My mountain bike has v-brake brakes and my...

My mountain bike has v-brake brakes and my cannondale bad boy has discs, both brake types stop the bike. Given the option though I would take discs over v-brake but am perfectly happy with the...
12-23-11, 01:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,415
Posted By 4.11

Good to hear you found a bike and a good LBS ...

Good to hear you found a bike and a good LBS :thumb:

Post a pic, we want to see the new bike.
12-23-11, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 13,673
Posted By 4.11

Definitely ride for a few months before you...

Definitely ride for a few months before you upgrading, you may find you don't need any upgrades and if you do you'll know what you want to change.
12-23-11, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,595
Posted By 4.11

Yeah, avoid the ones that don't fit. You...

Yeah, avoid the ones that don't fit.

You should be reading reviews to get an idea of the bikes features and construction, not as a replacement for test rides.
12-23-11, 12:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 13,673
Posted By 4.11

Good looking bike. What is the $20 registration...

Good looking bike. What is the $20 registration for?

Value is in the eye of the beholder, have you looked at any other bikes? have you ridden this bike and others? have you looked online and other...
12-23-11, 12:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,595
Posted By 4.11

Gravel paths certainly don't call for a...

Gravel paths certainly don't call for a suspension so I'd dump any bike that has that. As mentioned make sure it has rack mounts to carry your gear.

Have you ridden any of these? consider that...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-11, 11:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,440
Posted By 4.11

pics or it didn't happen.

pics or it didn't happen.
12-21-11, 11:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,917
Posted By 4.11

Oooh, will there be a short picture show of the...

Oooh, will there be a short picture show of the unboxing and assembly :thumb: Post some pics if you can.
12-21-11, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By 4.11

Only answering the question with an option that...

Only answering the question with an option that wasn't offered.

Hmmmm, should I get a Trek, this Trek, or that Trek. Maybe a Trek from the LBS across town, and there was a Trek on CL.

I don't...
12-21-11, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By 4.11

C. None of the above

C. None of the above
12-20-11, 03:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,415
Posted By 4.11

Since you have had an opportunity to ride some...

Since you have had an opportunity to ride some bikes, use that experience while perusing websites of other manufacturers you are interested in.

Don't drive 40 miles to see a bike if you don't like...
12-18-11, 11:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,415
Posted By 4.11

A guy at work huh? guess that proves it, aluminum...

A guy at work huh? guess that proves it, aluminum frames shouldn't be used :lol:. Seriously though any material can break, even steel, there is no "best" material, only what is best for your...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-11, 09:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 807
Posted By 4.11

IK, and my advice is still sound, pigeonholing...

IK, and my advice is still sound, pigeonholing yourself to one brand for whatever reason is just plain stupid (well, maybe if you get the bike for free, then you are being smart).

There are so...
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