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Posted By EdgewaterDude

Hi Herb, About 2 years ago, I sold the...

Hi Herb,

About 2 years ago, I sold the saddle and bike to move on to more of an endurance/road bike for my randos/brevets. So that was about 2 years and probably somewhere in the neighborhood of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-14, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,408
Posted By EdgewaterDude

Nice. I've got a Domane 2.0 as well and always...

Nice. I've got a Domane 2.0 as well and always wondered just how heavy the stock wheels were. I guess it's true that they're boat anchors if you can lose 1.5 lbs right off the bat.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-14, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,405
Posted By EdgewaterDude

For you, it might not make sense. I've got it on...

For you, it might not make sense. I've got it on my domane since I don't take care of my bikes at all. Having the crash protection is pretty nice if you race or do otherwise stupid stuff. I also...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-14, 02:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 46,110
Posted By EdgewaterDude

I'm bummed that you have to spend the big bucks...

I'm bummed that you have to spend the big bucks to get the H1 fit (most aggressive.) I've got a Domane, which is awesome for longer rides, but I find myself wishing that I had a head tube that was 5...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-14, 07:22 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,656
Posted By EdgewaterDude

Sorry to hear, man. Do you have other group rides...

Sorry to hear, man. Do you have other group rides in your area? You might want to try checking all of them out to get a feel for dynamics. I'm sure you're bound to find one that fits you well. Also,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-14, 07:13 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,656
Posted By EdgewaterDude

Also, don't get discouraged if you get dropped...

Also, don't get discouraged if you get dropped (if, it is in fact a drop ride.) Keep on riding until you no longer get dropped; you'll become a much stronger, faster rider.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-14, 07:08 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,438
Posted By EdgewaterDude

I love my compact when riding solo. I've noticed...

I love my compact when riding solo. I've noticed that I only wish I had a standard double when I'm doing club rides in a pace line. It's much, much easier to get to 25+ when you're sitting on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-14, 05:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,306
Posted By EdgewaterDude

Stranger things have happened. There's a guy on...

Stranger things have happened. There's a guy on my train who has a sweeeeet Pinarello Fred'ed out with nylon platform pedals, mirror, and one of those schwinn seat post racks.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-14, 11:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,306
Posted By EdgewaterDude

For bikes without provisions for rack and fenders...

For bikes without provisions for rack and fenders ( for commuting ) I would recommend the Bontrager: BackRack Lightweight (Model #08214) (http://www.bontrager.com/model/08214) which you can use with...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-14, 11:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,872
Posted By EdgewaterDude

Sounds like I need more than 1 pair of bibs. ...

Sounds like I need more than 1 pair of bibs.

I do, however, have a pair of the Performance brand winter tights. I'm not sure how high up the chain they are, but I have done a 200K in those no...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-14, 11:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,872
Posted By EdgewaterDude

This logic is completely sound, but it's still a...

This logic is completely sound, but it's still a little bit of a bummer. I do 30-60 mile club rides throughout the week, but I also do brevets solo centuries maybe once or twice a month, depending...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-14, 11:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,872
Posted By EdgewaterDude

I've got the same pair, and I'm not so hot on...

I've got the same pair, and I'm not so hot on them. The chamois is shaped wierdly for my body, and after about 80 miles, starts to hurt (feels like it's cutting/digging in?) Also, the bottoms where...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-14, 03:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,382
Posted By EdgewaterDude

Nice. I've got the same bike, same color. I've...

Nice. I've got the same bike, same color. I've been loving it, too. (aside from the white saddle/ bar tape.)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-14, 03:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,892
Posted By EdgewaterDude

Is white bar tape faux pas? It's what came with...

Is white bar tape faux pas? It's what came with my Domane, and I've cleaned it no less than 10 times in the last month since I've had it. Aaaand it's still somewhat grimy.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-14, 01:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,590
Posted By EdgewaterDude

It's up to the club leadership to set forth...

It's up to the club leadership to set forth examples and express their expectations and concerns. I've been riding with a club in Chicago the last 3-4 outings, and the ride leader (a very cool dude)...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-14, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,678
Posted By EdgewaterDude

I've never noticed movement from my isospeed...

I've never noticed movement from my isospeed decoupler either?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-14, 06:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,749
Posted By EdgewaterDude

That's how it is in Chicago, too. People are nuts...

That's how it is in Chicago, too. People are nuts and don't understand depreciation.
06-08-14, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By EdgewaterDude

You've done a very good job with this one. I...

You've done a very good job with this one.

I wish mine had as good of paint as yours does!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-14, 08:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,278
Posted By EdgewaterDude

Yep - check your fit. Putting too much weight on...

Yep - check your fit. Putting too much weight on your hands indicates something may need to be tweaked. In my past experience, hurting hands were because I was putting too much weight on them; my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-14, 06:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,278
Posted By EdgewaterDude

Did the Univega have 32mm tires? When I switch...

Did the Univega have 32mm tires? When I switch between my Voyageur and my Domane, there is a huge difference in handling and 'nervousness'. My Voyageur has 32mm tires while my Domane has 25mm; I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-14, 04:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,291
Posted By EdgewaterDude

My experience is the exact opposite of yours. My...

My experience is the exact opposite of yours. My '73 World Voyageur touring bike weighs 28 lbs stock, 34 lbs with aluminum fenders and rack. While I think it's very dependable, it climbs like a sack...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-14, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,339
Posted By EdgewaterDude

What's your method for using the app? The trick...

What's your method for using the app? The trick is to turn everything (data, cellular, location based services) off, except for GPS. I was out on the road today for about 6.5 hours and only used...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-14, 07:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,344
Posted By EdgewaterDude

I posted this on our local cycling board, but...

I posted this on our local cycling board, but hey, it was an experience worth repeating to others.

I pretty much did everything wrong today -

* Forgot my water bottle at home, which meant I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-14, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By EdgewaterDude

This footage is awesome and is so great and...

This footage is awesome and is so great and exciting for the sport. I really liked the final kilometers of stage 8; I had no idea tight quarters were and that bumping and pushing happened.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-14, 11:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,599
Posted By EdgewaterDude

Count me in as another Domane convert. I test...

Count me in as another Domane convert. I test rode a bunch of bikes, but felt best on the domane. I, too, was very surprised at the comfort offered and couldn't believe I was rolling on thinner...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-14, 07:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,082
Posted By EdgewaterDude

I did this at the end of last year in to this...

I did this at the end of last year in to this year. I got in to a funk where cycling just wasn't fun and I didn't want to get on the bike. The break was good and I've got my mojo back now. I've been...
Replies: 37
Views: 2,745
Posted By EdgewaterDude

Which Berthoud saddle did you pick? I got myself...

Which Berthoud saddle did you pick? I got myself a Mente last year and it's just now starting to soften up - even after daily commuting and numerous brevets and centuries. I can't say that it was...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,487
Posted By EdgewaterDude

Good idea. I DNF'd in my first attempt at...

Good idea. I DNF'd in my first attempt at randonneuring - a 200K permanent. Luckily, I was able to muster some intestinal fortitude and complete my first 200K brevet about 4 weeks later. Sometimes,...
04-12-14, 08:44 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,323
Posted By EdgewaterDude

Among other things, ha! Some cycling buddies and...

Among other things, ha! Some cycling buddies and I have a running joke that adding red to your bike makes you faster. I'm sure the tape will come off by summer, and matching brown (or orange) tape...
04-12-14, 07:58 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,323
Posted By EdgewaterDude

374224 Forgive me Father, for I have sinned...

374224

Forgive me Father, for I have sinned :

374225
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Posted By EdgewaterDude

Very interesting. This goes to show any bike can...

Very interesting. This goes to show any bike can be a brevet bike. Is that suspension fork somewhat firm? I couldn't imagine riding my mountain bike w/ suspension fork very long.
03-31-14, 08:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,248
Posted By EdgewaterDude

Very nice, turky. Well, I think I may start...

Very nice, turky.

Well, I think I may start cobbling together parts to do a 7 speed STI build. Thank goodness Tourney stuff is cheap as chips!
03-30-14, 09:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,248
Posted By EdgewaterDude

Sorry for the bump, guys.... but I have a...

Sorry for the bump, guys.... but I have a question.

Like many of you, I have put 126mm spaced 700c wheels on the world voyageur. I desperately want to put some STI shifters on the bike, and was...
Replies: 18
Views: 3,888
Posted By EdgewaterDude

It's absolutely possible. I have been on two...

It's absolutely possible. I have been on two centuries where mountain bikes were being ridden. Heck, I rode 135 miles with a girl who was on a city bike​.
Replies: 35
Views: 8,146
Posted By EdgewaterDude

After a couple of years on DT shifters, I'm...

After a couple of years on DT shifters, I'm pining for STI again. I'm all for nostalgia, but there's a reason technology has marched on. The small upside is that DT friction shifters require almost...
03-03-14, 08:11 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 115,809
Posted By EdgewaterDude

Thanks for the heads up. I went to the link and...

Thanks for the heads up. I went to the link and watched the video; that looks intriguing.

Yesterday afternoon I had a chance to do some trial and error. It was 13 degrees fahrenheit and I wore my...
03-01-14, 11:18 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 115,809
Posted By EdgewaterDude

Just thought I would quote myself, over two years...

Just thought I would quote myself, over two years later.

I am still having overheating issues, but to a lesser extent. I no longer have the MW Merino jacket, but now instead use wicking short...
05-31-13, 12:06 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,162
Posted By EdgewaterDude

I finally got my 'new style' Dia Compe 610s set...

I finally got my 'new style' Dia Compe 610s set up properly, and I'm fairly pleased with the results.

The matching mini-rack, though beautiful, broke not too long ago. Velo Orange graciously took...
05-21-13, 11:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,620
Posted By EdgewaterDude

Are there any CR-18s that are polished? I know...

Are there any CR-18s that are polished? I know mine are not. I agree that VOs would probably be higher quality, but they're also more than twice the price for a complete wheel-set.
05-15-13, 09:00 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,199
Posted By EdgewaterDude

I've come to notice that. What is the...

I've come to notice that.

What is the difference between a RANDONNEUSE and a SPORTIF, anyways? Is it that the randonneuse has specific braze ons that the sportif does not?

I was quite surprised...
05-15-13, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,130,372
Posted By EdgewaterDude

Still searching.

Still searching.
Replies: 46
Views: 8,104
Posted By EdgewaterDude

From what I understand, the select line of...

From what I understand, the select line of saddles has similar thickness to Berthoud saddles, which are also pretty thick. I've got over 1000 miles on my Berthoud now, and there is still no sign of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-13, 10:33 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 6,269
Posted By EdgewaterDude

Very nice write-up. With my bar/stem combo,...

Very nice write-up.

With my bar/stem combo, I can achieve a 45 degree back angle on the tops, even with my saddle level with bars. In the drops, I can get closer to 25-30 degrees, which is about...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-13, 06:20 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 6,269
Posted By EdgewaterDude

That looks really good and really comfortable.

That looks really good and really comfortable.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-13, 03:28 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 6,269
Posted By EdgewaterDude

That's a helpful little read. I'm just...

That's a helpful little read.

I'm just surprised that I wasn't able to correctly calculate total reach of TT+Stem based on my older, smaller frame when moving to a new one. Apparently, I can't...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-13, 11:09 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 6,269
Posted By EdgewaterDude

I wish I would have known of this sage advice...

I wish I would have known of this sage advice before I dropped $60 on a Nitto stem that is too short. Bicycle geometries; HOW DO THEY WORK?!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-13, 08:08 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 6,269
Posted By EdgewaterDude

Just how 'oversized' are we talking here? I can...

Just how 'oversized' are we talking here? I can straddle the top tube flat footed on my horizontal top-tube bike, and I've got maybe three fingers of seat post showing.

On my previous 'modern'...
04-30-13, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,130,372
Posted By EdgewaterDude

60mm

60mm
04-29-13, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,130,372
Posted By EdgewaterDude

ISO: 80mm or 90mm 26.0 clamp diameter quill stem....

ISO: 80mm or 90mm 26.0 clamp diameter quill stem.

If you've got one lying around, I will gladly pay for postage.

I've got a 26.0 Nitto Deluxe if someone wants to swap as well.
04-22-13, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By EdgewaterDude

What he said. And I only know because this '86...

What he said. And I only know because this '86 used to be MY '86 . :D
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