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Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By donhaller

It is a round post. Looking for the hard to find...

It is a round post. Looking for the hard to find version. I have an older Bontrager carbon post, but the metal saddle mounts and hardware are heavy and ugly chrome look.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By donhaller

Looking for recommendations for aftermarket carbon seatpost

I have an older Giant TCR. I'm looking for a source to buy a carbon seat post. Preferably a more aero design but round is ok if it's good.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By donhaller

Specialized Armadillo or Continental Gatorskin?

I've been using S-Works Turbos for a couple years and want something new plus would like a tire that will be better puncture resistant. I have used Armadillos before as well but seems like lots of...
10-08-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 69,715
Posted By donhaller

Before I lost 100lbs I couldn't comfortably use...

Before I lost 100lbs I couldn't comfortably use the drops. Many years later and a stronger fitter cyclist that doesn't have a belly in the way any longer I find myself using the drops way more than I...
09-30-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,703
Posted By donhaller

What's the latest and greatest cycling computer?

I have owned a Garmin Edge 800 since its inception many years ago. It sill works fine on most outings but will die after about 6 hours of runtime. Looking for something connected that will last...
09-05-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,680
Posted By donhaller

Congrats on the weight loss! I really try not to...

Congrats on the weight loss! I really try not to look too much at this Training and Nutrition forum because of the general outlook of ketogenic diets among the cycling community. I understand how the...
08-19-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,421
Posted By donhaller

I have three shops all 45 minutes in different...

I have three shops all 45 minutes in different directions. All three of them are amazing. Even the snootier one is very helpful and has great mechanics. I shouldn't even call them snooty because they...
07-29-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,155
Posted By donhaller

I have a pair of SIDIs that I have owned for 12...

I have a pair of SIDIs that I have owned for 12 years and replace the heel bumpers several times over the years and keep the uppers clean. They still look pretty good and are very comfortable. I did...
07-28-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 934
Posted By donhaller

Thanks... I'm gonna take them back to the shop...

Thanks... I'm gonna take them back to the shop that did the first install and ask them to disassemble the cassette and hubs and replace anything that needs replacing and reassemble it all.

Again...
07-27-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 934
Posted By donhaller

Easton EC70 SL Wheelset issues

I bought a pair of Easton EC-70 SL Wheels. These are the hybrid type with carbon wheels and aluminium braking surfaces. They also have the R4 hubs. I purchased them used off of an online marketplace...
07-22-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 635
Posted By donhaller

Threaded bottom bracket to Press in?

So, I have an older Giant carbon frame that uses a threaded 6600 BB. I also came upon a brand new Ultegra group that uses a pressed-in BB. I'm wondering if I can just swap out the press-in for a...
07-22-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,759
Posted By donhaller

Carbohydrates are the No. 1 Performance Enhancing...

Carbohydrates are the No. 1 Performance Enhancing Substance used during the Tour. Ketones no different just produced differently. Whats the difference from popping a sugar gel or taking exogenous...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,750
Posted By donhaller

2006 Giant TCR DuraAce - Replace bike with new or update?

I've owned my Giant TCR C1 since 2006. It has seen many centuries and great times over the years. I have not been able to justify its replacement because of the cost of a new bikes with similar...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-18, 11:27 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 177,514
Posted By donhaller

Oldie but goody. Bought this one in 2006 new for...

Oldie but goody. Bought this one in 2006 new for a ride around Tahoe. It's an amazing bike and still ridden all the time. Many upgrades over the years but still going strong.
02-10-18, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By donhaller

I love mine. At first it's kinda weird but you...

I love mine. At first it's kinda weird but you come to like it. I'm 220 lbs and I was concerned about stressing my bike too. It's actually very stable when in the zone. If you stand and Sprint it...
01-17-18, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By donhaller

Thanks AnthonyG Your information is very...

Thanks AnthonyG Your information is very helpful. I'm still exploring and have a week or so to make reservations.
01-17-18, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By donhaller

We will be in the area around Simpson Barracks

We will be in the area around Simpson Barracks
01-16-18, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By donhaller

Traveling to Melbourne - where to stay?

I'll be in Melbourne vicinity for a month working in Watsonia. Some guys are staying in town but I thought I'd stay in Heidelberg and maybe bike to work while there. Is this a good or bad idea? Any...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-18, 08:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 25,892
Posted By donhaller

My Sidi shoes are ten years old, a little dated...

My Sidi shoes are ten years old, a little dated but in pretty good shape. I'm liking the looks of the new fizik shoes so considering a change. Was just wondering if black is oldskool or not.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-18, 07:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 25,892
Posted By donhaller

01-15-18, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,550
Posted By donhaller

Nice color!

Nice color!
01-15-18, 11:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,214
Posted By donhaller

I take a multivit and B12 but my most obvious and...

I take a multivit and B12 but my most obvious and working supplement is MAGNESIUM. I take a pill form in the evening before bed and if I develop cramps from riding or extra workout, a liquid ionic...
01-11-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,550
Posted By donhaller

Powder Coat or Paint?

I'm building a beach cruiser from an old Tank Bike and don't know if I should go to the expense of a custom two-tone powdercoat job or just paint it myself. I'm pretty handy with a spray bomb or...
01-10-18, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,970
Posted By donhaller

Are there any Pro Cycling primers for dumb-butts like me

I have watched various tours over the years with some interest, but want to know more about the teams, how the riders and teams pick races, details about race organization, nuts and bolts of how it...
09-08-17, 10:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,410
Posted By donhaller

My immediate cure for cramps is ionic magnesium...

My immediate cure for cramps is ionic magnesium 3ml in a glass of milk. Will knock out extreme groin cramps or hamstring cramps within a minute of taking it. It is a liquid form, not a magnesium...
09-06-17, 01:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,410
Posted By donhaller

Stop eating sugars and grains. Stop eating fat...

Stop eating sugars and grains. Stop eating fat free, Increase fats, eat reasonable amount of protein and vegetables. Stop eating estrogen containing soy products. Ride your bike and enjoy life....
08-16-17, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2,273
Views: 154,976
Posted By donhaller

Tuesday night C-Group-ride. 18 miles

Tuesday night C-Group-ride. 18 miles
08-09-17, 08:13 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,731
Posted By donhaller

I bought my 2006 GIANT TCR in 2007 before doing...

I bought my 2006 GIANT TCR in 2007 before doing the Lake Tahoe Century with Team in Training. I've made some improvements for me and it's been a great bike. Still riding smooth as silk.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-17, 06:37 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 98,478
Posted By donhaller

I know this is an old resurrected thread, but I...

I know this is an old resurrected thread, but I had to share
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-15, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,650
Posted By donhaller

I have the same criteria for budget and use. I...

I have the same criteria for budget and use. I test rode a couple and decided on a pair of Roval CLX 40s. I found a set at one of the LBS for a great price with light use from a few demo rides. They...
12-17-14, 03:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,994
Posted By donhaller

I owned a Fontan Mistral in 1975-1978 - Was a...

I owned a Fontan Mistral in 1975-1978 - Was a great bike
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-14, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,336
Posted By donhaller

http://www.amazon.com/LVWA-wheelset-bicycle-clinch...

http://www.amazon.com/LVWA-wheelset-bicycle-clincher-WHR60C1L/dp/B00HY7PBNI/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1418491089&sr=8-8&keywords=carbon+cycling+wheels&pebp=1418491120078
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-14, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,336
Posted By donhaller

LVWA carbon wheels on Amazon

What's te deal on these wheels? Are they junk or what. Why are they half the price of ZIPP and others? Any information would be appreciated.
12-01-14, 07:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,063
Posted By donhaller

Everyone and their brother has one of these,...

Everyone and their brother has one of these, including myself. Great little bag for the money.
Amazon.com : Topeak Aero Wedge Pack with Strap mount (Large) : Bike Wedges : Sports & Outdoors...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-14, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 989
Posted By donhaller

Just pulled the trigger on the 800 refurbished...

Just pulled the trigger on the 800 refurbished unit. It says it comes with the SD card city maps too. I'm looking forward to using it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-14, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 989
Posted By donhaller

I have an older Edge 305 that I'm still using,...

I have an older Edge 305 that I'm still using, but have been enamored by the mapping functions of the 800. So, I don't think the 500 is enough of incentive to jump from the old fugly gray screen of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-14, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 989
Posted By donhaller

Thanks for the reply. I'm aware of the $30...

Thanks for the reply. I'm aware of the $30 difference between new or refurbished but the refurbished unit I'm looking at comes with the heart rate belt and sensor. It's actually $379 for the new...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-14, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 989
Posted By donhaller

Refurbed Garmin or New Garmin

I'm still debating and being a cheap ass. I finally decided to buy a Garmin 800, but see that I can get a refurbished unit for ~ $295.

Last year I bought a refurbished Nikon DSLR and was thrilled...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-14, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By donhaller

Thanks to everyone for the input! I think I have...

Thanks to everyone for the input! I think I have settled on the Garmin 800 Bundle from Heart Rate Monitors!!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-14, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By donhaller

The 800 is available at Amazon for $329 without...

The 800 is available at Amazon for $329 without the cadence sensor or heart belt. Does anyone know if my old Edge 305 Cadence and Heart Belt will work with it?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-14, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By donhaller

Garmin 800 or 810?

I looked at the Compare feature on Garmin's website and it looks like there are virtually no differences between the two models. What did I miss? and Why would I want the 810 over the 800?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-14, 04:12 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-14, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 541
Posted By donhaller

Improvements to a 2006 Giant TCR Composite 01 - Wheels?

I own a 2006 TCR Composite 01 that I really love. I have had it professionally fitted a few years ago and during that fitting I had them put a slightly higher stem to give me a pinch more upright...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
01-07-13, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8,102
Views: 565,016
Posted By donhaller

I received an email today from Bike Doctor...

I received an email today from Bike Doctor Waldorf, they just installed the same system. Its good to know we have some good places all over to service the bikes.

Cheers!
01-05-13, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1,851
Views: 440,317
Posted By donhaller

I have been wanting to respond to this thread for...

I have been wanting to respond to this thread for several weeks now but just seemed to be better at lurking. However, I decided to use this to introduce myself to the folks on this 50+ forum. I'm 52...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
01-04-13, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8,102
Views: 565,016
Posted By donhaller

I know its further but Bike Doctor Waldorf has...

I know its further but Bike Doctor Waldorf has been awesome for me in the past and they handle a very diverse group of cyclists there. Hands down the best bike shop in Maryland.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-13, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,845
Posted By donhaller

Yup, thats the one. I can't return it as I didn't...

Yup, thats the one. I can't return it as I didn't buy it. It was bought a year ago by my Mother for my Sister but something happened and then there were two. She gave this to me over the summer as it...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-13, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,845
Posted By donhaller

Travel Trac Fluid Trainer from Perfomance

I just put my bike on a new Travel Trac Fluid trainer from Performance Bike tonight for the first time. It feels kind of rough, maybe notchy or something as I spin. My old mag trainer was much...
Forum: Foo
01-02-13, 07:40 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 53,458
Posted By donhaller

I ran across this thread and had to revive it.......

I ran across this thread and had to revive it.... So sorry but I'm a car guy too and have two that I really love. One is a 1994 Corvette that I have owned since 1999 and then the other is my daily...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
01-02-13, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8,102
Views: 565,016
Posted By donhaller

I'm tucked away in an office building off West...

I'm tucked away in an office building off West Nursery Rd and Winterson Lane. I plan to take the bike to work a couple days a week and leave from Andover Rd somewhere or from the MARC in Linthicum. I...
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