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Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-17, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 810
Posted By aggarcia

I had a set of Fulcrum Racing 3 wheels that I...

I had a set of Fulcrum Racing 3 wheels that I used for 2 years without any issue. They are the best all around $300 wheelset you will find. I recently upgraded and gave them to my son to replace his...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-17, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,477
Posted By aggarcia

I have had the Fulcrum Racing 3 wheelset for ~2...

I have had the Fulcrum Racing 3 wheelset for ~2 years. Not a problem with them. They are a very good lightweight, inexpensive wheel set. The cost to a Carbon wheels I would think is much higher.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-17, 05:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,742
Posted By aggarcia

Never bought any cycling shorts or bibs that...

Never bought any cycling shorts or bibs that cheap. I current use the ASSOS S5 UNOs, Champion Bibs (as part of custom team kits ), or a Primal bib. Pearl Izumi also makes good cycling products, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-17, 05:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,081
Posted By aggarcia

Looks like from Roadlinks website a double...

Looks like from Roadlinks website a double crankset requires. Medium cage derailleur. SRAM supports larger rear cassettes because of their MTB groups. A 11-32 is pretty standard on bikes now, so not...
Replies: 3
Views: 2,074
Posted By aggarcia

Soul has always been slow on getting products to...

Soul has always been slow on getting products to customers. I purchased a set of S4.0 back in 2010 and a set of S2.0 in 2014. The S2.0 would just not hold up to my weight/power. Sean under warranty...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-16, 06:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,483
Posted By aggarcia

I have been using the Edge 800 since 2011. Only...

I have been using the Edge 800 since 2011. Only had a few issues over the years where device lockups and needed a hard reboot. Most issues with device are user caused - forgot to manually start/stop...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-16, 06:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,199
Posted By aggarcia

There are some US online sites that sell the FR3,...

There are some US online sites that sell the FR3, but they are much more expensive than from the U.K. I purchased a 2014 set in Spring 2015 for $250 from Merlin in the U.K. with free shipping to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-16, 08:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,780
Posted By aggarcia

I was going to recommend the Soul S4.0 at 40mm,...

I was going to recommend the Soul S4.0 at 40mm, but in the current version they are only black. I have a spelt from 2010 and put a ton a miles on them. Love the deep alloy wheels. Never version is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-16, 05:34 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,225
Posted By aggarcia

I used to swear at Conti GP3000s, but I had a...

I used to swear at Conti GP3000s, but I had a year stretch where if I got a flat the tire was damaged. Since then I have great luck with Rubino Pro's. I have them on two different bikes and no flats...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-16, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 728
Posted By aggarcia

For longer rides out in the country, I carry the...

For longer rides out in the country, I carry the Park patches mentioned above and never had an issue. They are meant for temporary usage, but I have gone an extended period of time before without any...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-16, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,642
Posted By aggarcia

Lots of R3's out there. I love my Ridley. Be...

Lots of R3's out there. I love my Ridley. Be different. In reality it's the rider not the bike.
Forum: Texas
04-14-16, 05:27 AM
Replies: 689
Views: 60,216
Posted By aggarcia

Sat weather looks ok if your in LaGrange by mid...

Sat weather looks ok if your in LaGrange by mid afternoon. The chance of rain gets worst and by evening we will have rain.

Sunday we are almost guaranteed rain. Bring your rain gear for Sunday....
Forum: Texas
04-05-16, 09:12 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 60,216
Posted By aggarcia

As a MS150 Ride Marshal we do not have that...

As a MS150 Ride Marshal we do not have that authority to remove any one from a ride despite some needing it. The most we can do it capture the rider number and report it on Monday. We are the MS150...
Forum: Texas
04-05-16, 10:39 AM
Replies: 689
Views: 60,216
Posted By aggarcia

Some interesting developments concerning Waller...

Some interesting developments concerning Waller County. This comes from the Houston MS headquarters via the head Ride Marshal.

Waller County officials in writing to the MS Society has confirmed...
Forum: Texas
04-05-16, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,559
Posted By aggarcia

This years Head to the Hills finish was helped by...

This years Head to the Hills finish was helped by a slight tailwind. In years past a headwind on that last stretch made getting back into Chappell Hill challenging.
Forum: Texas
03-22-16, 05:37 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 50,697
Posted By aggarcia

I normally ride the R2R series, but I was tired...

I normally ride the R2R series, but I was tired of that same area. Too many rides on the most flat country side. My team mates all complained of the strong wind.

I skipped out and rode with some...
Forum: Texas
03-20-16, 06:52 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 50,697
Posted By aggarcia

I rode the BBX last Sunday. This calling up of...

I rode the BBX last Sunday. This calling up of the Waller deputies left many intersections unmanned that were normally have officers controlling traffic. The officers writing tickets were generally...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-16, 01:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,300
Posted By aggarcia

Never seen that issue in the 2+ years with my...

Never seen that issue in the 2+ years with my Stages. I would try the adjusting the battery tab like mentioned as it seems an easy to do fix.

Can you recreate the dropouts to make sure it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-15, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By aggarcia

Keep these also in your saddle bag for those...

Keep these also in your saddle bag for those sidewall cuts. Emergency Tire Boot - Park Tool (http://www.parktool.com/product/emergency-tire-boot-tb-2)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-15, 02:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,033
Posted By aggarcia

That's too much money to fix a entry level...

That's too much money to fix a entry level wheelset. I bought so Fulcrum Racing 3 a few months back from Merlin for $340 with free shipping. There are a lot of good wheelsets for under $700. Upgrade...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-15, 08:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,009
Posted By aggarcia

A good cycling friend always swore by Assos. I...

A good cycling friend always swore by Assos. I was turned off by their high cost. I ended up buying the Large S5 from the Assos Factory outlet was they were the same price as the PI I have been...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-15, 11:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,929
Posted By aggarcia

Recently bought a Ridely Noah RS frameset on...

Recently bought a Ridely Noah RS frameset on closeout from CC. I hope to get is all assmbled and fitted for riding this summer.
Forum: Texas
03-27-15, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,447
Posted By aggarcia

Great ride. the 63 mile route has more climbing...

Great ride. the 63 mile route has more climbing than any day of the MS150. Make sure you save some energy before the last 8 miles back into Chappell Hill as you have to climbing back to the finish...
Forum: Texas
03-27-15, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,505
Posted By aggarcia

You can took at Map my rides or the routes your...

You can took at Map my rides or the routes your LBS would recommend. In town riding especially with groups like strong start and then stop, so interval training. Roads around houston can be pretty...
Forum: Texas
03-27-15, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 919
Posted By aggarcia

Tadss Hughes Custom without exception. I have...

Tadss Hughes Custom without exception. I have been fit on two different bike and been there 4 times. Tad is a great guy and really knows his stuff. He pays attention to the details and fits to for...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-15, 03:03 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 35,689
Posted By aggarcia

I would rather ride outside than ride the...

I would rather ride outside than ride the trainer, but weather conditions and scheduling prevents one from attending that group ride. Zwift is a much better than option when you have to ride the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-15, 12:52 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 35,689
Posted By aggarcia

I have been a tester since late Jan. I have a...

I have been a tester since late Jan. I have a dumb trainer but a power meter. As long as you base you efforts on the speed on the screen versus the bike computer your ok. Now there are enough testers...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-15, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,286
Posted By aggarcia

Do they sell just the race? In most cases parts...

Do they sell just the race? In most cases parts of an assembly are not sold seperately.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-14, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,253
Posted By aggarcia

I do not have a Garmin 500, but the 800. I use...

I do not have a Garmin 500, but the 800. I use the Garmin Speed/cadence sensor and only the power from my Stages. GPS will not give the same accuracy as a speed/cadence. I bought my Stages in Nov...
Forum: Texas
05-06-14, 01:22 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 50,697
Posted By aggarcia

The PCC is having a training series for the Bike...

The PCC is having a training series for the Bike Around the Bay - Pearland Cycling Club - Bike Around the Bay Training Program (http://www.pearlandcyclingclub.org/bab.html) . Many of the riders train...
Forum: Texas
05-01-14, 09:54 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 50,697
Posted By aggarcia

Jefft72 - If your out in Alvin, then Pearland...

Jefft72 - If your out in Alvin, then Pearland Cycling Club runs right through that area. They have 3 different speed groups that ride different mileage. They start at 518 just east of 288. There is...
Forum: Texas
05-01-14, 03:33 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 50,697
Posted By aggarcia

Many of the local biek stores have weeknight and...

Many of the local biek stores have weeknight and Sat/Sun rides. I would check their websites for me details. I have ridden with BikeSport's Wed night group. I ride with Pearland Cycling Club on many...
Forum: Texas
05-01-14, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,145
Posted By aggarcia

Having had my bike recently stolen and recovered,...

Having had my bike recently stolen and recovered, your home owners will cover the bike it certain situations, but depending on your policy it maybe subject to your normal deductible. You can get...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-14, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,557
Posted By aggarcia

Good bike fit is key to enjoying cycling. I have...

Good bike fit is key to enjoying cycling. I have a 09 Trek 2.1 56 cm and a 06 Trek Madone 5.9SL 58 cm. I have been pro - fit to both bikes. I ride the 2.1 more than the Madone because the fit and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-14, 03:24 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,888
Posted By aggarcia

The reviews of Stages have been very good. Team...

The reviews of Stages have been very good. Team Sky would not put anything on their race bikes if it negatively affected performance. I purchased a Stages Ultegra 6700 PM back in Dec. I am not a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-14, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,843
Posted By aggarcia

Good to hear that other riders had a good time at...

Good to hear that other riders had a good time at this years MS 150. The weather was better than my last MS 150 ride in 2012 ( year of the big wind). I have always ridden on a Corporate team of some...
04-08-14, 04:00 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 11,136
Posted By aggarcia

4/2 30 4/7 39.7 MTD 69.7 Slow...

4/2 30
4/7 39.7

MTD 69.7

Slow month because of family activities and weather.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-14, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 772
Posted By aggarcia

I have been a Tad client since 2010. I take taken...

I have been a Tad client since 2010. I take taken both my bikes there and also had two sets on the custom insoles made for me. You are correct in the adjustments are a little here and a little there,...
04-02-14, 09:36 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 11,136
Posted By aggarcia

I am training for the MS 150 April 12-13. Last...

I am training for the MS 150 April 12-13. Last month I did 522 miles. 4/2 - 30.1 miles. I am trying to ride 100 miles a week.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-14, 03:16 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 10,692
Posted By aggarcia

I am upgrading to 105 5700 10 speed from 9 speed,...

I am upgrading to 105 5700 10 speed from 9 speed, so that I can share wheels, cassettes, and other parts between my two bikes. No need to upgrade to 11 speed now.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-14, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By aggarcia

Maybe time for a new set of S4.0 wheels. I bought...

Maybe time for a new set of S4.0 wheels. I bought a set back in 2010 and they have been flawless. Sean has always been great to deal with.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-14, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 934
Posted By aggarcia

I have Rudy Project Rydon's with the RX insert...

I have Rudy Project Rydon's with the RX insert that are Photochromic and Polarized. They make several ranges for photochromic. I do not have the darkest, but they work very well for any riding done...
02-27-14, 04:10 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,168
Posted By aggarcia

43 year old , 205-208 , I am back cycling after...

43 year old , 205-208 , I am back cycling after 13 months off. When I started cycling in JUly I was 240+ and very slow. Here are my stats for 2014.



Count:
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Distance:...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-14, 02:14 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,562
Posted By aggarcia

I bought my Stage Ultegra 6700 PM back in Dec....

I bought my Stage Ultegra 6700 PM back in Dec. Very easy to install. For a non-racer rider looking to train with power it was the best option. I can swap it between my two bikes without any issues....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-14, 10:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,926
Posted By aggarcia

All my cars have trailer hitches. I have used...

All my cars have trailer hitches. I have used both a Yakima and THule racks. My favorite is the THule XTR series. It supports the bike by the wheels - nice for high end bikes. It makes loading and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-13, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 882
Posted By aggarcia

The Garmin Edge 810 just came out earlier this...

The Garmin Edge 810 just came out earlier this year so there will not be a new generation for a few years. I have the older Edge 800 and it works much better than phone based apps. I love all the...
Forum: Texas
12-17-13, 01:31 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 60,216
Posted By aggarcia

Here is the page for NRO dates and other info...

Here is the page for NRO dates and other info about the ride. http://biketxh.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Bike/TXHBikeEvents?sid=6865&type=fr_informational&pg=informational&fr_id=22598

Your team...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-13, 04:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,465
Posted By aggarcia

I just upgraded my older FSA SLK crank to a...

I just upgraded my older FSA SLK crank to a Ultegra 6700 crank on my 9 speed Tiagra bike - 09 Trek 2.1. Shifts exellent and no chain issues. Most cranks are now 10 speed, but the spacing will work on...
Forum: Texas
04-19-12, 10:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,471
Posted By aggarcia

Yes the headwind 15-20 mph with gusts to 25-30 is...

Yes the headwind 15-20 mph with gusts to 25-30 is going to make the trip rough. Glad we had bad winds off and on durning the training season, so I am used to suffering in the wind. It will be a long...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-12, 10:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,961
Posted By aggarcia

I have used SPD and Speedplay Zero's and never...

I have used SPD and Speedplay Zero's and never had an accidential release.

AG
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