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Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 900
Posted By puma1552

Right, I'll probably set up an account with my...

Right, I'll probably set up an account with my next order now that I know stuff fits well. But really, guest or not, the process should be the same for the returns and anyone should be able to go to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 900
Posted By puma1552

Yeah so decided to keep the small hoodie, must've...

Yeah so decided to keep the small hoodie, must've just been having a fat day the other day when I tried it on, this morning it felt just right and looked good.

Now that I made my decisions, I set...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 900
Posted By puma1552

So the goods arrived today, so figured I'd...

So the goods arrived today, so figured I'd update. I first opened up the Core jersey, and it was really nice and seemed like all one would need. Nice details, nice material, etc. But fit ended up not...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 900
Posted By puma1552

Thanks guys, I went ahead and just ordered both...

Thanks guys, I went ahead and just ordered both (along with an off the bike hoodie, the $80 one, not the $150 one, which already pushes the boundaries of acceptable).

Bought all three items in 2...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 900
Posted By puma1552

Unfortunately they aren't on sale at this time,...

Unfortunately they aren't on sale at this time, and with maybe a month of riding left, I can't wait around for a sale. I did just get an off the bike vest from them last week for 50% off, so I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 900
Posted By puma1552

Rapha Long Sleeve Jersey - Long Sleeve Core Vs. Classic Long Sleeve II

Long Sleeve Core:

https://www.rapha.cc/Us/en_US/shop/long-sleeve-core-jersey/product/COL01XXBLK

Classic Long Sleeve II:
...
10-02-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,242
Posted By puma1552

Second vote for Specialized Body Geometry gel...

Second vote for Specialized Body Geometry gel gloves, only gloves I use.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,814
Posted By puma1552

No road bike should even come with one. Or any...

No road bike should even come with one. Or any bike really.

My road bike did not, but my hybrid did - I was impressed with my ability to cut it off with a scissors without so much as removing the...
09-29-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,139
Posted By puma1552

I didn't even know Cervelo as a brand had...

I didn't even know Cervelo as a brand had "declined" or been passed up in trendiness by others. I just thought they made good bikes like all the other higher end brands.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18,868
Views: 3,800,232
Posted By puma1552

So I'm going to keep it. I don't see myself...

So I'm going to keep it. I don't see myself using it on the bike though, I bought it for off the bike and it will work well.

The things I don't love about it, I knew going in so not a huge deal -...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 18,868
Views: 3,800,232
Posted By puma1552

First Rapha kit (bought it in black), really,...

First Rapha kit (bought it in black), really, really hope it fits (looking to wear off the bike and replace a lightweight Banana Republic vest I've worn for 5+ years nearly every day fall through...
09-18-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By puma1552

The Elite Alloy is an outstanding bike, I love...

The Elite Alloy is an outstanding bike, I love mine.
09-16-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,237
Posted By puma1552

So, what type of grease should one be using for...

So, what type of grease should one be using for an aluminum seatpost in a carbon frame?
09-16-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,365
Posted By puma1552

I'm surprised how many people here seem to have a...

I'm surprised how many people here seem to have a preferred LBS that has a coffee shop as part of it.

Around here, the high end bike shops are classic - old building, messy, stuff packed in there...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,951
Posted By puma1552

I wear Specialized gloves and have Specialized...

I wear Specialized gloves and have Specialized cages on my Colnago, because they feel/work/look the best.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 69,377
Posted By puma1552

one man's hot is another man's not, lol. Not...

one man's hot is another man's not, lol. Not feeling it.
09-02-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 910
Views: 245,516
Posted By puma1552

I feel like Specialized hasn't refreshed the...

I feel like Specialized hasn't refreshed the Sirrus line in ages...well, except the new bottom rung Sirrus that showed up on their site the other day, and a new color option on the Pro Carbon.

I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 18,868
Views: 3,800,232
Posted By puma1552

Ordered one medium, one large to see how they...

Ordered one medium, one large to see how they fit:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/760x1140/1010h30_wht_f_760_3e3e71283ccf00fc0559dec9720b72b93867b4ec.jpg

Why Voler...
08-29-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,800
Posted By puma1552

So which is it? Yeah, high end...

So which is it?



Yeah, high end components from a decade ago that have now been superseded by the lower end components of today. Methinks someone doesn't understand trickle down engineering.
...
08-28-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,800
Posted By puma1552

Ok. I'd rather not wait 10 years to get the bike...

Ok. I'd rather not wait 10 years to get the bike I have today for "pennies on the dollar" when I bought it brand new for 50% of MSRP anyway. Big difference in components after 10 years. I'll happily...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 69,377
Posted By puma1552

Gotta give this one a not. Not that you've done...

Gotta give this one a not. Not that you've done anything wrong to it, I just hate the frame design/shape - back of the top tube is thicker than the downtube and super fat seat stays with a weird kink...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,998
Posted By puma1552

And that's probably fair, I just think it's...

And that's probably fair, I just think it's something the OP should look into before he drops 3 large on a bike through the mail. I don't recall if the issues people had where CS was less than...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,998
Posted By puma1552

I think there have been some complaints about...

I think there have been some complaints about their CS if there are any issues, might want to search around before committing. Nice bikes though.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,190
Posted By puma1552

I'm 5'5", I tried a couple different bike models...

I'm 5'5", I tried a couple different bike models in 49cm, and although the bikes felt well underneath me, they also all felt awful, granted maybe a longer step would've helped.

But then I rode on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,976
Posted By puma1552

I don't. I always say I should take my Sirrus...

I don't. I always say I should take my Sirrus out, but then when it comes to it, I grab the road bike. The heavier bike is for general tomfoolery, aka "biking" while the road bike is for "cycling"...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 18,868
Views: 3,800,232
Posted By puma1552

Another warranty replacement...came apart real...

Another warranty replacement...came apart real quick...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18,868
Views: 3,800,232
Posted By puma1552

Yeah I know they aren't the greatest, and are...

Yeah I know they aren't the greatest, and are overpriced. I had the preceding Stix Comp models and liked them more than the current Elite models, but oh well - had a junk battery on the Comp...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 753
Posted By puma1552

Just a quick 15 mile ride, averaged a bit over 16...

Just a quick 15 mile ride, averaged a bit over 16 mph which I was happy with having been off the bike for a few weeks due to traveling for work...had too many other things to do today so had to keep...
08-24-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,532
Posted By puma1552

I'll assume that by commuter, OP is really...

I'll assume that by commuter, OP is really talking about flat bar/hybrids.

I think someone riding a Wally World bike would say the same to the OP that he is saying to people spending $2k on flat...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 18,868
Views: 3,800,232
Posted By puma1552

Not so much a purchase, but a warranty...

Not so much a purchase, but a warranty replacement (for my hybrid):
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 69,377
Posted By puma1552

You need to go away. Nothing more pathetic in...

You need to go away. Nothing more pathetic in this world than someone who hangs around a forum just to be an unlikeable troll. What a waste of your life.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 18,868
Views: 3,800,232
Posted By puma1552

Got a ride in with mine today, I decided I like...

Got a ride in with mine today, I decided I like it - I didn't think about it at all on my ride, as it should be. It is so much smaller and better than my fugly Align.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 18,868
Views: 3,800,232
Posted By puma1552

I bought this exact helmet today to finally...

I bought this exact helmet today to finally replace my god awful ugly $40 Specialized Align from three years ago.

And honestly, while a massive improvement in so many ways, I'm not sure I like it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 69,377
Posted By puma1552

A brand spankin' new garage door and swapping out...

A brand spankin' new garage door and swapping out the huge hybrid internal/external cam Campy QR skewers for much leaner internal cam Ultegra skewers is surely enough reason to post, right? RIGHT???...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By puma1552

One thing about the Shamal Milles, is that the...

One thing about the Shamal Milles, is that the coating on the brake track will look like crap real quick - it doesn't hold up, yet it takes too long to just completely wear off and be uniform.

I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,410
Posted By puma1552

So far I've made it all three seasons since I...

So far I've made it all three seasons since I started cycling without a single one...my luck is surely about to run out, and it surely will be the rear, and it surely will happen when I'm at the turn...
08-10-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By puma1552

One thing is that the fresh factory grease in the...

One thing is that the fresh factory grease in the hubs might be causing a bit of resistance, and will need to work its way out a bit over a few hundred miles. Your Zondas will go from nearly silent...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,247
Posted By puma1552

I'm not a Trek guy...at all...but the new Domane...

I'm not a Trek guy...at all...but the new Domane looks outstanding, even in sub-$3k flavor.
08-08-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,129
Posted By puma1552

Wouldn't worry about it, paint virtually always...

Wouldn't worry about it, paint virtually always chips on dropouts (or in this case, thru-axles). On the plus side, unlike a dropout, the thru-axle area there is confined, so I would just scrape off...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,410
Posted By puma1552

Sees to have done the trick. After tightening...

Sees to have done the trick. After tightening the cores, pumped the rear back to 90 on Sunday morning and now, Tuesday night, it was sitting at 80, so that seems just right. Much better than...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 69,377
Posted By puma1552

Well at least you are doing what works for fit...

Well at least you are doing what works for fit instead of just trying to make it look hot for thread points. Not much you can do with that saddle if that's how it has to be.
08-06-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,083
Posted By puma1552

OP was very rude, both times he encountered them.

OP was very rude, both times he encountered them.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 69,377
Posted By puma1552

The matte red Cervelo is hot, but not feeling the...

The matte red Cervelo is hot, but not feeling the saddle position. But it's already a zero setback, so it is what it needs to be, I guess.
Replies: 7
Views: 1,743
Posted By puma1552

Guessing a coupon code is a scam? Maybe if...

Guessing a coupon code is a scam?

Maybe if they cared so much about protecting their big bad 1 pound discounts, they would've used an alphanumeric code, not the ******g name of the site followed...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,743
Posted By puma1552

I never lied to them. I don't know where you got...

I never lied to them. I don't know where you got that idea from.
08-06-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,133
Posted By puma1552

Aren't there inflator heads out there that are...

Aren't there inflator heads out there that are fool proof, ones that you puncture the cartridge, hook up to the valve, and then once its on you unscrew the head to control the flow into the tube?
...
Replies: 68
Views: 7,227
Posted By puma1552

OP did nothing wrong. He did his due...

OP did nothing wrong.

He did his due diligence, asked the right questions, and if the company - who is responsible for processing VAT refunds - gives him wrong information, they should stick to...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,743
Posted By puma1552

Activesport/Mark Anthony Bikes - Avoid

Decided it might not be a bad idea to have a spare integrated seat clamp wedge for my bike.

Googled around, found the part a few places. Activesport was the cheapest, at 26.24 British pounds.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 18,868
Views: 3,800,232
Posted By puma1552

Well so much for that, got an email that the...

Well so much for that, got an email that the inventory was wrong and they don't have them.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By puma1552

Great pics, thanks for sharing.

Great pics, thanks for sharing.
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