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Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 11:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,308
Posted By CarloM

I am weak. Couldn't resist stopping by on my...

I am weak. Couldn't resist stopping by on my night ride to snap a few shots.

TCR Advanced SL1 (2019) in "Gloss Rainbow Black / Matte Black", ISP still uncut (like a newborn boy...eww I went there)...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,308
Posted By CarloM

Not yet. As soon as I have my fit and take...

Not yet. As soon as I have my fit and take delivery I will.

You bet I will! Iím actually tempted to ride by later today and take some shots of it still on the floor :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,308
Posted By CarloM

The deed is done, gentlepeoples. Down payment...

The deed is done, gentlepeoples. Down payment today, rest of the payment next week when I do my pro fitting. Opted for the Black Inc Thirties over the SLR-1s. They have Mavic Yksion Pro USTs...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,277
Posted By CarloM

Because it takes me 20 minutes a week to do and...

Because it takes me 20 minutes a week to do and makes the other 10+ hours I ride it feel so much smoother/better?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 18,715
Views: 3,726,319
Posted By CarloM

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Giro Synthe MIPS on clearance because no one liked...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,244
Posted By CarloM

The SH56 cleats make unclipping a lot easier....

The SH56 cleats make unclipping a lot easier. Iíve had the misfortune of putting it to the test several times due to drivers who are unaware of cyclists and Iíve been able to unclip and get my leg...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,039
Posted By CarloM

I kept waiting to see the beach volleyball...

I kept waiting to see the beach volleyball montage...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,799
Posted By CarloM

SPDs on both road and fitness bike. What's...

SPDs on both road and fitness bike. What's interesting is that my LBS, with whom I have a good relationship, could have made money on me by selling me both systems but said that for my needs (which...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,999
Posted By CarloM

I will have to see it in person but my initial...

I will have to see it in person but my initial impression by viewing the pictures and video is that itís pretty well done from an aesthetic standpoint imho. And if the result is that I donít have to...
07-28-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1,654
Views: 398,614
Posted By CarloM

Cool! I did the "Australia region" trick on...

Cool! I did the "Australia region" trick on Trek's site and saw it. Interesting choice to go 46/30 paired with 11-36 9 speed cassette. When my shop gets theirs I'll be curious to ride it and see how...
07-28-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,654
Views: 398,614
Posted By CarloM

That ďSĒ decal must have weighted a lot! :D

That ďSĒ decal must have weighted a lot! :D
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,559
Posted By CarloM

Okay, I think I'm done for now. No more...

Okay, I think I'm done for now. No more purchasing for the foreseeable future. Only riding.

Bontrager Montrose Pro CF saddle. Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3 Disc TLR wheels. Continental 700x28 5000 TL...
07-23-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,654
Views: 398,614
Posted By CarloM

I'd highly recommend riding both and decide for...

I'd highly recommend riding both and decide for yourself. Some people ride Audi, BMW, Lexus and think it's worth it over Honda, Toyota, etc. And some people don't think the improvement justifies the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,559
Posted By CarloM

I have four hobbies I'm passionate about:...

I have four hobbies I'm passionate about: Cycling, Guitar, Espresso/Coffee, and Home Theater. If I win Powerball, you'll all be witness to the opening of the first Home Theater, Cycling, Guitar...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 583
Posted By CarloM

Ventura to Carpinteria and back. Only 15 miles...

Ventura to Carpinteria and back. Only 15 miles each way but itís the first time since Iíve rediscovered cycling that Iíve ridden that far nonstop (meaning no city stoplights). Made it in under an...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 18,715
Views: 3,726,319
Posted By CarloM

I'm sure that's supposed to read "New Track". But...

I'm sure that's supposed to read "New Track". But I keep reading it as "nut rack". I am a child, confirmed. :roflmao:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,559
Posted By CarloM

Now I don't feel so bad. Similar ratio, but much...

Now I don't feel so bad. Similar ratio, but much less overall numbers (5/2) :roflmao:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,559
Posted By CarloM

And guitars.

And guitars.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,115
Posted By CarloM

Way to go Trekmogul! I'm in my mid forties and...

Way to go Trekmogul! I'm in my mid forties and hadn't let myself go (still within "average" BMI but I could stand to lose--or convert--five to ten pounds of fat) but I had become very sedentary since...
07-12-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,893
Posted By CarloM

These article offer alternate opinions on...

These article offer alternate opinions on "optimum cadence":
https://www.cyclingweekly.com/fitness/why-amateurs-shouldnt-try-to-pedal-like-chris-froome-191779...
07-08-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1,654
Views: 398,614
Posted By CarloM

Nice ride! Yeah I'm doing the same as you. I've...

Nice ride! Yeah I'm doing the same as you. I've put 100 miles on my Cannondale that's 3 days old (which for me is a ton). I'm going to try and give the FX some love this weekend.
07-06-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,654
Views: 398,614
Posted By CarloM

FX S6 was lonely. So I got her company. Courtesy...

FX S6 was lonely. So I got her company. Courtesy of my LBSís 4th of July sale.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By CarloM

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Mission accomplished. Conti 5K 28c installed. Dork...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By CarloM

NBD - Cannondale SuperSix Evo Ultegra Di2 (2018), or: another dumb impulse purchase

A fool and his money are soon parted...
- ancient proverb probably written with me in mind

I took advantage of my LBS's 4th of July sale on the 2018 Cannondale models. I mean I'm a believer of...
07-03-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,804
Posted By CarloM

Approximately one month ago (before I ordered my...

Approximately one month ago (before I ordered my new bike and getting back into cycling after leaving it as a teenager) I would have told you I'd not be caught dead in cycling shorts. Now, for...
07-03-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,212
Posted By CarloM

I definitely went this route, at the...

I definitely went this route, at the recommendation of my LBS. I had never ridden with cleats before (this was my first time cycling since I was a teen) and he had me test them out on a store bike....
07-02-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1,654
Views: 398,614
Posted By CarloM

Honestly I don't know that there's a commercially...

Honestly I don't know that there's a commercially available answer for you. I've seen this question before and used my Google-Fu and nothing definitive has come up. It's like it's their "super...
06-24-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1,654
Views: 398,614
Posted By CarloM

Before I forget I wanted to thank you for the...

Before I forget I wanted to thank you for the advice and recommendation! I did keep the original seat in case I ever get "super serious" about riding and start wearing padded cycling shorts. The LBS...
06-22-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,654
Views: 398,614
Posted By CarloM

Thanks guys! I decided against an NBD post...

Thanks guys! I decided against an NBD post because this forum doesn't seem to have a lot of those so I'll just add to this thread. Here's a couple more pics of the bike being assembled in the LBS....
06-22-19, 12:26 AM
Replies: 1,654
Views: 398,614
Posted By CarloM

I am now the proud owner of an FX Sport 6. I have...

I am now the proud owner of an FX Sport 6. I have a few more pics of it being assembled, but I might save those for an NBD post. But I've probably put 15 miles on it today alone. I know compared to...
06-12-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,354
Posted By CarloM

Very cool thread! I am actually going down to...

Very cool thread! I am actually going down to visit a friend in SD soon and will be stopping by Canyon in Carlsbad to ride some of their bikes. Unfortunately they told me over the phone (super...
06-09-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,707
Posted By CarloM

More info/choices for OP is always good. And...

More info/choices for OP is always good. And people's idea of "a little bit more" always varies. My thinking though was that if OP knows of Roam 2, he likely knows of the whole Roam lineup, including...
06-09-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,707
Posted By CarloM

As someone who also just got back into the...

As someone who also just got back into the cycling after many years away, I can't agree more with the recommendation to visit your local shops and try as many bikes (makes and models). There are so...
06-02-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1,654
Views: 398,614
Posted By CarloM

While waiting for my FXS6 (I can't believe it's...

While waiting for my FXS6 (I can't believe it's still about 2 weeks away) I'm really catching up on all the best practices about maintaining bikes! Thirty years ago I left my Schwinn beater in my...
05-30-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,638
Posted By CarloM

Back in the 60s AIDS wasn't a thing, but times...

Back in the 60s AIDS wasn't a thing, but times (and safety measures) change...:D
Forum: Introductions
05-26-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By CarloM

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the lock and chain:...

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the lock and chain: Bontrager elite folding lock for frame and rear wheel + a chain to lock front wheel to bike. I will be storing it in house and when I ride to work...
Forum: Introductions
05-26-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By CarloM

Trek FX Sport 6. Yeah. That might put me in the...

Trek FX Sport 6. Yeah. That might put me in the more money than sense category for someone who just picked up riding again in two and a half decades.

I was set to to buy an FX 3 disc but that...
Forum: Introductions
05-26-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By CarloM

Hello from West Los Angeles!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend for those of you in the USA!

Just getting back into biking now in my 40s. Hadn't really ridden since high school. My roommate has an old beater bike (likely a Target...
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