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Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By gt3racerich

Have you given any thought to a zero setback seat...

Have you given any thought to a zero setback seat post?
I have had the same issue. After adding a shorter stem I felt I was still just a touch stretched out. I tried a zero setback seat post and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By gt3racerich

Thank you, that is a good tip (measuring from the...

Thank you, that is a good tip (measuring from the ground), I will do that shortly.
I just looked at the geometry of the Tarmac and it is very similar. I will try to find a 49 locally to try.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By gt3racerich

I had all day today to try and find a small bike...

I had all day today to try and find a small bike to try but something came up, and judging by past attempts I don't think I will have much luck. A Tarmac is something I was hoping to try. The Orca...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By gt3racerich

I don't know anything about the brand but that...

I don't know anything about the brand but that looks like a great price. Not exactly what I am looking for and I don't know if they ship to the USA.
I appreciate the info.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By gt3racerich

I am currently riding a 51cm Litespeed Palmares...

I am currently riding a 51cm Litespeed Palmares from 2000. I ride it with no problem but I don't want to go any more aggressive .





The reach and stack numbers for a 49cm Orca are pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By gt3racerich

I thought the pricing was in line with some...

I thought the pricing was in line with some others I was looking at, and cheaper then some. I love the customization, both paint and components. I would like to at least sit on one as I am right in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By gt3racerich

Any thoughts on the new Orbed Orca OMX?

That should have been "Orbea", I can't edit the title.
While I have known about them, they ate not a brand that I have ever seen either while out riding or in a store.
Just wondering what everyone...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 24,075
Posted By gt3racerich

The new Domane checks a lot of boxes for me. I...

The new Domane checks a lot of boxes for me. I have never thought about getting a Trek before but when I started to look at them I was shocked at the prices. This may be a stupid question but are...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-14-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,208
Posted By gt3racerich

Thank you very much for taking the time to reply...

Thank you very much for taking the time to reply with such detail. I really appreciate it.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-14-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,208
Posted By gt3racerich

Thomas, one more question if I may. Is it...

Thomas, one more question if I may.
Is it fairly easy to figure out how to get past the seven mile closed section in Allentown (on the road)? I am not familiar with the area at all.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-13-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,208
Posted By gt3racerich

Thank you for the reply. I will start heading...

Thank you for the reply. I will start heading north this week.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-13-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,208
Posted By gt3racerich

Could I ask how the trail is between Easton and...

Could I ask how the trail is between Easton and Jim Thorpe? I regularly ride the roads and trails mentioned between Easton and Washington's Crossing on a road bike. I probably ride two thirds on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-18, 09:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,896
Posted By gt3racerich

I only carry a small seat bag and two water...

I only carry a small seat bag and two water bottles 95% of the time.
The only time I need to carry more water, I could also use some space for a sandwich and some food for an emergency.
Any...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-18, 07:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,876
Posted By gt3racerich

Sorry, it's a 51 :-) When I ride, I see a...

Sorry, it's a 51 :-)
When I ride, I see a couple Litespeeds locally. One gentlemen told me he has almost 100,000 miles on his.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-18, 05:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,876
Posted By gt3racerich

I have a 2000 Litespeed Palmares. I love it so...

I have a 2000 Litespeed Palmares. I love it so much I am having trouble justifying spending $$ on a replacement, even though I definitely want a new bike.
I am currently putting 100+ miles a week...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-18, 07:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,366
Posted By gt3racerich

Here is a good deal on a Campy 12spd (with...

Here is a good deal on a Campy 12spd (with discs): https://www.canyon.com/en-us/road/ultimate/ultimate-cf-slx-disc-9-0-team-mov
I don't care for the paint scheme but I think it is a lot of bike for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-18, 05:07 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,333
Posted By gt3racerich

Thanks for the perspective. I wasn't thinking...

Thanks for the perspective. I wasn't thinking about the wider wheels, etc.
The Trek and Felt look like good bikes but not exactly what I want. I strongly considered Canyon but don't want to go that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-18, 05:46 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,333
Posted By gt3racerich

On a related note. What would you (anyone)...

On a related note. What would you (anyone) expect a $7500 bike to weigh?
I am trying to decide on the specs for a build. I haven't done this since 2000 and am surprised that the bikes are not much...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-18, 07:19 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,716
Posted By gt3racerich

I was able to ride a bike with ETap yesterday. I...

I was able to ride a bike with ETap yesterday. I liked the shifting in the rear but did not care for the way the front shifted. It certainly was not worth the added cost. (to me)
The only bike I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-18, 04:28 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,716
Posted By gt3racerich

How often do they need to be bled (flushed)? I...

How often do they need to be bled (flushed)?
I have one car that I flush the brake fluid every four years.
I generally keep a daily driver for twelve years and never bleed or flush the fluid. (even...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-18, 10:05 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,716
Posted By gt3racerich

Not to beat a dead horse but a couple more...

Not to beat a dead horse but a couple more questions if I may.
A lot of the issues I have read about seam to be at least a few years old. I would think that a company would correct these faults. Is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-18, 08:30 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,716
Posted By gt3racerich

Thanks to everyone that replied. I appreciate...

Thanks to everyone that replied. I appreciate the info.
Rich
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-18, 01:47 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,716
Posted By gt3racerich

Could you elaborate please.

Could you elaborate please.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-18, 07:29 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,716
Posted By gt3racerich

I guess that is not a good sign?

I guess that is not a good sign?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-18, 07:06 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,716
Posted By gt3racerich

Thoughts on SRAM Red 22 please.

I really did not want to build a bike but I am not finding what I want from stock builds.
Thought about Etap but did not want to spend that much and I really did not want to go electronic.
A couple...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-18, 01:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,065
Posted By gt3racerich

Could I ask what you don't like about the Record...

Could I ask what you don't like about the Record Group set?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-18, 08:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,118
Posted By gt3racerich

Last year I had your exact concerns. I swapped...

Last year I had your exact concerns. I swapped my 110mm stem for a 90mm stem. It made a big difference for me and accomplished exactly what I wanted it to. I cannot detect any difference in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-17, 04:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,419
Posted By gt3racerich

Thanks very much. They both look good. Always...

Thanks very much. They both look good. Always looking for spots for good food and coffee. (on and off the bike)
12-01-17, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,278
Posted By gt3racerich

170mm crank size.

170mm crank size.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-17, 02:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,419
Posted By gt3racerich

Thank you. I like the ride to Belvedere and will...

Thank you. I like the ride to Belvedere and will give it a go next year. I usually zig-zag around Philipsburg to avoid Main Street when I go north.
12-01-17, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,278
Posted By gt3racerich

Thanks guys. Could I ask what the symptoms...

Thanks guys.
Could I ask what the symptoms would be for a saddle to low.
As mentioned, in the last couple of months I have lowered it almost 4cm (I think that is a lot). When riding years ago I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-17, 08:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,419
Posted By gt3racerich

Any chance you could post the route to Brooklyn. ...

Any chance you could post the route to Brooklyn. I am always riding around New Hope and would like to go east but I am not familiar with the roads.
Thanks.
11-30-17, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,278
Posted By gt3racerich

Ballpark saddle height for 76.5 inseam?

About 5 months ago I started riding my 17 year old bike after a long time off. I made some changes to try and make the bike more comfortable for my aging body.
One of the things I did in an effort...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-17, 07:07 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,177
Posted By gt3racerich

Yes, sorry. 1.38, 1.38, and 1.35. I think...

Yes, sorry. 1.38, 1.38, and 1.35.
I think however there is something wrong with those numbers as Canyon lists the stack to reach ratio on the Ultimate as 1.45.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-17, 06:51 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,177
Posted By gt3racerich

I was playing around with some numbers last...

I was playing around with some numbers last night.
I know what reach and stack indicate but to be honest I did not know what the stack to reach ratio indicated or how to calculate it. I just knew...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-17, 05:10 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,177
Posted By gt3racerich

I am not sure at this point which model I would...

I am not sure at this point which model I would get. I would think either a Di2 bike or an E-Tap bike. Neither one is available in my size at the moment. I would love a Campy bike if the rest of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-17, 11:13 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,177
Posted By gt3racerich

Great info from everyone and I really appreciate...

Great info from everyone and I really appreciate it.
It seams that the replies are divided between going with my heart (Aeroad) and going with my head (Ultimate).
Without dragging this on I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-17, 07:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,177
Posted By gt3racerich

Guys, just to be clear, I don't expect to be any...

Guys, just to be clear, I don't expect to be any faster on the Aeroad.
I'm just trying to figure out, with the geometry being close, why I shouldn't get the bike I like better, admittedly if only...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-17, 09:01 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,177
Posted By gt3racerich

Wow. I really appreciate all the replies. To...

Wow. I really appreciate all the replies.
To answer some questions:
I am absolutely not racing. Just riding alone.
Why I would love to get an Aeroad: (flame suit on and being honest) There is...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-17, 03:53 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,177
Posted By gt3racerich

Will an Aero bike be a mistake for me?

I would love to get a Canyon Aeroad but am wondering if it would be a mistake and I should get an Ultimate.
I am 59 yrs old and started riding again after 10+ years off.
I am riding a 2000...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-17, 03:35 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 16,120
Posted By gt3racerich

Thanks for the reply and thanks for taking the...

Thanks for the reply and thanks for taking the time to find the video. He makes some interesting points. When he shows the seat on the Aeroad being the farthest back the numbers do not show that. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-17, 08:39 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 16,120
Posted By gt3racerich

I would love to get an Aeroad but am wondering if...

I would love to get an Aeroad but am wondering if it would be a mistake and I should get an Ultimate.
I am 59 yrs old and started riding again after 10+ years off. I am riding a 2000 Litespeed...
10-14-15, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,305
Posted By gt3racerich

dsbrantjr, thanks for the bead jack info. I...

dsbrantjr, thanks for the bead jack info.
I just used it and mounted the tire without any issues.
Rich
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-15, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By gt3racerich

You are 100% correct. I can already feel myself...

You are 100% correct. I can already feel myself getting better. I just want to be informed and make the correct choice when I get the next bike.
Bikes have changed a lot. I hope you guys don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-15, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By gt3racerich

What is the reason for a longer head tube? To...

What is the reason for a longer head tube? To get the handlebars higher or does it make the bike handle differently?
I am not really talking about a comfort or endurance bike per say, something...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-15, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By gt3racerich

less aggressive or less extreme geometry?

Even though I only recently started riding again after a long while off it didn't take long for me to start looking at new bikes. It seems most manufacturers are making bikes one tier down from...
10-09-15, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,305
Posted By gt3racerich

So the problem is caused more by the tires then...

So the problem is caused more by the tires then the wheels. That is good to know.
I understand about getting the bead to the center of the rim, I do have the thicker rim tape as I was concerned...
10-08-15, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,305
Posted By gt3racerich

Thanks for all the quick replies. Chris, I...

Thanks for all the quick replies.
Chris, I never really used those wheels that much so I don't think they are worn.
I just tried rubbing alcohol and scotch bright. It is better but there is still...
10-08-15, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,305
Posted By gt3racerich

corrado33, Thanks, I will try that. Secret...

corrado33, Thanks, I will try that.
Secret Squirrel, Yes, aluminum braking surface.
10-08-15, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,305
Posted By gt3racerich

pulsing front brakes?

Hello all.
I just started riding again after a long while. I am pretty good at maintenance and the bike is working great. After a few rides I cleaned up my Zipp 404's that are around 14 years old....
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