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08-31-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,740
Posted By BrazAd

My 2015 Synapse performed flawlessly today on my...

My 2015 Synapse performed flawlessly today on my 67 mile ride in southwest Georgia. And has for the over 4,000 miles I've ridden it since I bought it on 8/23/18. Amazing bike!

Gary
07-09-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,703
Posted By BrazAd

I use the non-flushable wet wipes for 95% of...

I use the non-flushable wet wipes for 95% of cleaning my carbon fiber bike. The other 5% is when I give it a wash and scrub, maybe 2-3 times a year.

Wet wipes are easy to store, easy to use and...
07-06-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,134
Posted By BrazAd

My two best riding buddies and I met at 7 a.m. on...

My two best riding buddies and I met at 7 a.m. on 7/4 and rode from Albany GA to Parrott GA and back - 63 miles total. I rode 7.5 miles to the ride and then home when we returned so I ended up with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 18,202
Posted By BrazAd

Okayyyy, whatever. I think you mean Vittoria...

Okayyyy, whatever. I think you mean Vittoria tires, maybe? :foo: I ride 4k-5k miles a year. Was 263 when I started 2 years ago, down to 238 by now. On my 3rd set of GP4000s II and couldn't be...
05-13-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,720
Posted By BrazAd

Thanks for the suggestion! I ordered a pair from...

Thanks for the suggestion! I ordered a pair from Backcountry this morning for $110.96 shipped!



That's the one I ordered - "Suede military green/orange"! Looks comfortable and I'm excited to...
05-12-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,720
Posted By BrazAd

WTB: MTB shoes w/Boa that don't kill my trust fund!

Okay, joke alert... I don't have a trust fund. :rolleyes:

Just bought a Soma Double Cross to ride on dirt roads down here in southwest Georgia. It has Crank Brother pedals and I need some shoes...
04-28-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,635
Posted By BrazAd

What concerned me yesterday is when I looked down...

What concerned me yesterday is when I looked down at the rear tire while riding, the sidewalls looked like they were bowed out too far. Is this something that's normal with wider tires?

I'm used...
04-27-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,635
Posted By BrazAd

WTB Riddler 37 tire pressure question

I bought a Soma Double Cross last week that has WTB Riddler 37 tires, tubeless.

I'm a road cyclist who wants to ride dirt and gravel roads. Got the bike set up last night and took my first ride...
Replies: 29
Views: 4,592
Posted By BrazAd

Yesterday was day 17 and was the first time my...

Yesterday was day 17 and was the first time my right hand has felt and acted "normal" since the 114 mile ride on 3/9. I'd say it's about 95%... still not all the way back but very close.

A few...
Replies: 29
Views: 4,592
Posted By BrazAd

Thanks, unterhausen, for sharing your story. It...

Thanks, unterhausen, for sharing your story. It does sound similar. My bike fit guru had one client who said it took him EIGHT weeks to get his hand back to normal!

I've backed off some with...
Replies: 29
Views: 4,592
Posted By BrazAd

I had the fit after. My fit guy, Derek Reeves at...

I had the fit after. My fit guy, Derek Reeves at The Bike Store in Warner Robins GA, said it was close but the tweaks he made should help for the next century.

The biggest difference in the 1st...
Replies: 29
Views: 4,592
Posted By BrazAd

Cyclist's palsy - it's real!

Gang,

I did my 2nd century about 10 days ago. Ended up with 114 miles and 6,000 ft of climbing, and a tad over 8 hours in the saddle.

Next morning I woke up and my right hand wasn't "right" -...
01-14-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,159
Posted By BrazAd

Wow. 304 views, no responses? Does no one have...

Wow. 304 views, no responses? Does no one have experience with a Stages Dash??

Gary
01-13-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,159
Posted By BrazAd

Stages Dash computer questions

I was lucky to win a Stages Dash computer from my LBS in a giveaway drawing a couple of weeks ago. I've got a Wahoo Bolt that I love on my bicycle. I've been wanting to get one for my wife... and now...
01-12-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,559
Posted By BrazAd

Let me clarify some... not sure I did a good job...

Let me clarify some... not sure I did a good job explaining my question.

Would the *frame* for the '84 Trek 400 be a good candidate to fit it with all new parts - brakes, wheels, groupset,...
01-11-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,559
Posted By BrazAd

Gravel bike conversion?

I have a '84 Trek 400 that is all original. I got to looking at it in the garage tonight and it occured to me... it's got tons of room for wide tires... the width of the rear wheel dropouts is about...
09-06-18, 09:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,388
Posted By BrazAd

I'm 59, have been riding since July 2017 (4,100...

I'm 59, have been riding since July 2017 (4,100 miles since then... 2,600 so far this year). I'm 6'-1" tall and weigh 243. Doing my first-ever century here in southwest Georgia this coming Saturday....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-18, 01:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,290
Posted By BrazAd

I just bought a bike 10 days ago that has the...

I just bought a bike 10 days ago that has the Reynolds R Four wheels from Performance Bike. I *love* the wheels! Aero is better, spin-up is faster and braking has been no different (except louder)...
08-22-18, 08:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,025
Posted By BrazAd

I started riding last July and my brother advised...

I started riding last July and my brother advised me to go with the Bolt. I did and it's been flawless. Terrific battery life, easy to do ride routes, tons of customization for the screens, it...
08-20-18, 08:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,790
Posted By BrazAd

Blood pressure question

I began riding last year right after my annual physical. At that (sedentary) time I weighed 263, resting heart rate was 62 and my BP was 134/90.

I biked 3,500 miles over the next 12 months. At...
08-02-18, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By BrazAd

Thanks for the great replies so far. I'm not...

Thanks for the great replies so far. I'm not unhappy with the Fulcrum Racing 5 wheels that I'm riding. I've put over 3,500 miles on them in the first year and other than one broken spoke, they have...
08-01-18, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By BrazAd

Interesting! My baby brother has Vision Metron...

Interesting! My baby brother has Vision Metron 40s also. He's 175 lbs and he said he couldn't tell a difference in his speed (and he's a heckuva rider). He seems sorta "meh" about the Metron wheels,...
08-01-18, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By BrazAd

Carbon clinchers? Stay away, I was told!

I'm 59 y/o, 6'-1" and 245 lbs. Been cycling for 13 months now on a 2011 Bianchi Sempre with Fulcrum Racing 5 wheels. 3,500 miles later I've had one spoke break (last November), otherwise things have...
07-09-18, 09:21 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,493
Posted By BrazAd

Things I've learned after 1 year and 3,250+ miles...

Things I've learned after 1 year and 3,250+ miles of cycling...

1) Don't let your front wheel overlap the back wheel of the rider in front of you. Ask me how I learned this - ha!
2) The 3...
07-06-18, 05:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,249
Posted By BrazAd

I started cycling in June of last year. The used...

I started cycling in June of last year. The used Bianchi I bought had Vittorio tires on it. They did fine and even though one of my riding buddies kept hounding me to get Continental GP 4000IIs, I...
07-05-18, 11:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 868
Posted By BrazAd

Be sarcastic if you want. This was never a carbon...

Be sarcastic if you want. This was never a carbon repair issue. Nothing is wrong with the frame in the least.

My mechanic was able to get it fixed the right way. The original epoxy was applied...
07-03-18, 05:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 868
Posted By BrazAd

Perzackly. Gary

Perzackly.

Gary
07-03-18, 05:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 868
Posted By BrazAd

Boat repair? You're kidding, right? They wouldn't...

Boat repair? You're kidding, right? They wouldn't have a clue on what to do with this.

You're right about the snake analogy. Some people use a shotgun right away and blow a hole through their...
07-02-18, 06:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 868
Posted By BrazAd

I talked to Bianchi directly on Friday afternoon....

I talked to Bianchi directly on Friday afternoon. I was told that my frame is out of warranty and that my "best hope" would be to ship my frame to a carbon repair shop. When I asked if they had one...
07-01-18, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 868
Posted By BrazAd

Cable stop fell off of my carbon bike!

I bought a 2011 Bianchi Sempre a year ago. The metal cable stop on the chain stay fell off a couple of nights ago... the pop rivets were sheared and the epoxy joint failed. I found the cable stay in...
06-14-18, 07:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,948
Posted By BrazAd

Best post and pic that I've seen on...

Best post and pic that I've seen on bikeforums.net in a LONG time!!

Beautiful daughter and great story!

Thanks for sharing,

Gary
06-12-18, 08:30 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 112,044
Posted By BrazAd

[/list] I would be honored to wear this jersey...

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I would be honored to wear this jersey if it is still available.

Gary
Albany, GA
06-06-18, 09:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,161
Posted By BrazAd

OP: Yes, they have. I bought my first good...

OP: Yes, they have.

I bought my first good bike 7 years ago, a '86 Trek 400.

I got serious last year about biking and bought a '11 Bianchi Sempre.

The Sempre has 44cm bars. I haven't...
05-26-18, 08:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,709
Posted By BrazAd

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1282/ebdf0c41_3bff_4a6d_b226_65bd953c07fc_133a1377f14dd270fb5ba1f491bcca6b7f564640.jpeg


Thanks, Paul.
Everything went great today. The...
05-25-18, 08:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,709
Posted By BrazAd

Great idea! I've looked but so far haven't found...

Great idea! I've looked but so far haven't found the charts for each bike. Hmmm...

Gary
05-24-18, 01:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,709
Posted By BrazAd

Thanks, thanks, to everyone who has responded....

Thanks, thanks, to everyone who has responded. I've been married to this beautiful woman for 39 years in July. She is a rare jewel - always happy, and it doesn't take much to make her satisfied....
05-23-18, 07:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,709
Posted By BrazAd

Thanks for the input so far. My wife has...

Thanks for the input so far. My wife has delegated me with picking her bike as she knows next to nothing about them. She's been riding a 5 speed cruiser for the past couple of years - the tank...
05-21-18, 12:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,709
Posted By BrazAd

Buying a bicycle for my wife...

My wife has decided she wants to start riding the roads with me, albeit at shorter distances and a slower pace than I generally ride.

I can buy a 2018 Specialized Dolce in her size at the (only)...
04-19-18, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By BrazAd

GuessWho, It's people like you who make...

GuessWho,

It's people like you who make cycling so awesome! As a relative newbie, encouragement from stronger riders means a lot. I've become one of the stronger riders in our "B" group in our 3x...
04-19-18, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By BrazAd

Well, yeah, it was hilly to ME! :lol: Here's...

Well, yeah, it was hilly to ME! :lol:

Here's the elevation...

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27023915

Sunday before the ride I did a 33 mile ride here at home (about 40 miles south, near...
04-18-18, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By BrazAd

This was an organized ride with people coming...

This was an organized ride with people coming from all across the southeast. On our regular "no drop" rides here, 3 times or more weekly, someone would have dropped with Lynn. In this case, with...
04-16-18, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By BrazAd

My first recorded ride on Strava was 17.2 miles...

My first recorded ride on Strava was 17.2 miles on 6/22/17.

I did 36 miles on 7/9. I did 40.9 on 7/30. I did 50.3 on 8/6 and my first metric century of 63.4 on 10/1.

In between, I did a bunch...
04-16-18, 04:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By BrazAd

Hilly metric!

I started riding last July when I turned 58. I'm 6'-1" and weighed 263 then. 2,000+ miles later I'm down to 249 and having a ball.

This past weekend I did my first organized group ride, a metric...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-18, 10:45 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 24,244
Posted By BrazAd

I was interested when I first saw the Karoo...

I was interested when I first saw the Karoo advertising last summer. I bought a Wahoo Bolt in July - search ended.


It amuses me that they continue to e/mail me and hype "shipping SOON!", as...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-18, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By BrazAd

Of tires and such...

I bought a 2011 Bianchi Sempre last summer and got serious about riding. The Vittoria Rubino Pro 25's are starting to show some wear so I bought a set of GP 4000 II 28's to replace them.

Put them...
01-24-18, 01:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,054
Posted By BrazAd

Once he said "Do you want to ride with me?" and I...

Once he said "Do you want to ride with me?" and I agreed, it wasn't until we pulled out that I went "Oh crap!" His Orbea bike with Zipp rims looks a lot racier than my Bianchi Sempre with Fulcrum...
01-22-18, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,054
Posted By BrazAd

There's always someone stronger...

I've ridden 1,600 miles since I started riding in June of last year. Lost some weight, legs are stronger, yadda yadda.

I was out for a 1/2 century ride yesterday afternoon. I stopped at 35 miles...
01-20-18, 01:42 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,145
Posted By BrazAd

My wife doesn't laugh at me - she is supportive....

My wife doesn't laugh at me - she is supportive. My 29 y/o daughter breaks out in hysterical laughing if she is visiting when I leave for a ride, though.

Her dad might be a dork, but he's a COOL...
01-02-18, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By BrazAd

Since when does "Carolina" and "Irish" go...

Since when does "Carolina" and "Irish" go together in the same sentence? (Or, same web page?) :D


Gary
12-27-17, 01:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,221
Posted By BrazAd

You named one reason. The other is that it seems...

You named one reason. The other is that it seems carbon wheels absorb more road vibrations than aluminum, making a smoother ride. I couldn't care less whether I'm "cool" or not. It's all about having...
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