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05-26-15, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By marimorimo

Amazing! What a lovely family. And I applaud your...

Amazing! What a lovely family. And I applaud your efforts. Makes me feel shameful that I can't even lose the extra 20 lbs!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-15, 01:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,250
Posted By marimorimo

The angle of the picture makes the handlebars...

The angle of the picture makes the handlebars seem much higher than the saddle, but actually they're about level. And the Pinarello Razha, although it is marketed as a racing bike, has a more relaxed...
Forum: Commuting
05-25-15, 11:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,609
Posted By marimorimo

Debsqt, this is a discussion forum, not a place...

Debsqt, this is a discussion forum, not a place to sell bikes. Most people here aren't posting pictures of their bikes to sell. If you really want to try your luck, I suggest sending a PM (personal...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-15, 08:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,250
Posted By marimorimo

Yeah, I have the original stem with that "eye"...

Yeah, I have the original stem with that "eye" design in black, and it is longer than what I have now. I'll try to do some slaloming and if it still doesn't work, I'll ask the fitter to put it back....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-15, 07:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,250
Posted By marimorimo

Thank you so much for the advice, everyone! :) I...

Thank you so much for the advice, everyone! :) I will try some slaloming around the parking lot this week. I have to say part of the problem is that leaning into a curve looks incredibly scary to me...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-15, 10:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,250
Posted By marimorimo

New to road bikes--cornering and steering problems

I recently bought a Pinarello Razha after riding a flat bar hybrid and while I love how the bike feels, I feel incredibly nervous handling it. It's my first road bike.

It's incredibly sensitive,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-15, 05:03 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,134
Posted By marimorimo

Are you trying to force a big gear? Drop the gear...

Are you trying to force a big gear? Drop the gear (much lower and lighter than you're used to) and you'll see your cadence climb. I also find it more efficient.
05-21-15, 07:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,705
Posted By marimorimo

Thanks. Mine really doesn't work :(

Thanks. Mine really doesn't work :(
Forum: Commuting
05-18-15, 08:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,613
Posted By marimorimo

Oh I see. Darn I wish I could find an abandoned...

Oh I see. Darn I wish I could find an abandoned Dahon. I could use a folder.
Forum: Commuting
05-18-15, 07:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,613
Posted By marimorimo

I work in Tokyo, but I haven't really looked into...

I work in Tokyo, but I haven't really looked into the bikes on the street...I mean, how can you be sure the bikes have been abandoned? The owners may just have left them there with the intent to come...
05-18-15, 07:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,705
Posted By marimorimo

Thanks. Do you know if they flash after a couple...

Thanks. Do you know if they flash after a couple of revs even when on an indoor trainer?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-15, 07:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,402
Posted By marimorimo

Thanks for suggestions! You have given me a ton...

Thanks for suggestions! You have given me a ton of ideas :)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-15, 02:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,402
Posted By marimorimo

My water bottle grazes my inner thigh :(

I have a water bottle on the seat tube, a smaller one that is the maximum that could fit in there as space on the down and seat tubes is tight due to my small-sized bike. I noticed my inner thighs a...
05-17-15, 08:56 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,983
Posted By marimorimo

I ride for fitness and fun. Mostly for fun. What...

I ride for fitness and fun. Mostly for fun. What does that make me? (I would like to clarify that I am not an Athena-I hope I can still participate in the discussion?)
05-17-15, 07:09 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,705
Posted By marimorimo

May I ask if you had to do anything special to...

May I ask if you had to do anything special to get the sensors to pair, of even just WAKE UP? I'm at the end of my tether as nothing I do (and I've done EVERYTHING) could get my Bontrager Trip 300 to...
05-16-15, 08:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,026
Posted By marimorimo

Not an expert but I would recommend trying out at...

Not an expert but I would recommend trying out at least 165 mm cranks for people with range of motion issues. I am a very short rider who tried out shortened custom cranks (153 mm) and they made a...
05-15-15, 12:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,892
Posted By marimorimo

Unfortunately, ALL quality bikes cost much more...

Unfortunately, ALL quality bikes cost much more than $150. As mentioned previously, at that price your best bet would be a Craigslist bike. Unfortunately you will only be able to get a good deal on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-15, 11:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 857
Posted By marimorimo

Better to get her a women-specific pair. I wear...

Better to get her a women-specific pair. I wear men's shorts from time to time with no problem but I notice the difference. Women's shorts have wider padding on the butt while men's shorts have more...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-15, 11:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,148
Posted By marimorimo

How about adding a bike cover so the bike isn't...

How about adding a bike cover so the bike isn't as exposed to prying eyes AND protected to the elements? A bike cover is quite light and easy to fold.
...
Forum: Foo
05-13-15, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,151
Posted By marimorimo

For black tea, only stuff bought directly from...

For black tea, only stuff bought directly from India. After buying tea leaves there a few years back, I could no longer go back to regular tea bags from major manufacturers. New, loose-leaf, tea...
05-13-15, 08:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,560
Posted By marimorimo

OP's concern is exactly what was on my mind when...

OP's concern is exactly what was on my mind when I bought my first road bike (just last week :) ). I also started on a Trek FX bike (a 7.4) and bad at hills. The first few months I was so bad at...
05-12-15, 10:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,705
Posted By marimorimo

This is a useful site! Thanks!

This is a useful site! Thanks!
05-12-15, 09:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,705
Posted By marimorimo

Good to know. Thanks! :)

Good to know. Thanks! :)
05-12-15, 02:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,705
Posted By marimorimo

Will the speed and cadence sensor work with...

Will the speed and cadence sensor work with non-Garmin ANT+ computers? Specifically Bontrager Trip 300 (http://www.bontrager.com/model/12527).
05-11-15, 08:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,459
Posted By marimorimo

My first bike at 13 was single speed with hand...

My first bike at 13 was single speed with hand brakes. I never knew of the existence of coaster brakes until now.

I learned about the magic of gears late last year, when I bought my first adult...
05-11-15, 08:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,340
Posted By marimorimo

Cycling is popular in Japan, but more in the...

Cycling is popular in Japan, but more in the utility cycling kind of sense. Moms, dads, kids, grandpas, all on their big and heavy dutch bikes that cost $100-200 a pop. They're great for hauling kids...
05-11-15, 08:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,472
Posted By marimorimo

Post An informal survey for Trek FX owners

Hi! I have a Trek FX bike myself (my first proper bike which got me into cycling) and have been curious about the bike's geometry and fit, specifically how it fits on other persons that are not me!...
05-11-15, 07:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,186
Posted By marimorimo

A n00b here so take this with a grain of salt....

A n00b here so take this with a grain of salt. Take note that component quality also differs depending on year. For example, my hubby's 2008 Trek 2.3 has Shimano 105 shifters, crank & chainset, front...
05-11-15, 07:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,340
Posted By marimorimo

When buying my first road bike, the comparing the...

When buying my first road bike, the comparing the year was a big deal for me as components and the little extra features varied widely on the same model even 1 year apart. For example, the between...
Forum: Touring
05-11-15, 07:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,495
Posted By marimorimo

I recommend the mountain bike SPD cleats and...

I recommend the mountain bike SPD cleats and pedals. I have the even easier to clip in and out of version (Shimano Clickr's). You can walk normally on them and the pedals are double-sided so no need...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-15, 07:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,142
Posted By marimorimo

I changed my crankset and was surprised at how...

I changed my crankset and was surprised at how heavy the original parts were: all-steel triple chain rings with chain guard. It's easily twice as heavy as the crankset I replaced it with.
05-10-15, 11:32 PM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 507,305
Posted By marimorimo

Figures. Y's Road is well-known for terrible...

Figures. Y's Road is well-known for terrible customer service. Don't count on them to help. I wouldn't recommend buying bikes from them either unless you know how to maintain everything yourself. I...
05-10-15, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By marimorimo

Is there anything bothering you mentally? Feeling...

Is there anything bothering you mentally? Feeling constantly tired and sluggish are classic signs of depression.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-15, 05:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,507
Posted By marimorimo

I see De Rosas all the time at the specialty bike...

I see De Rosas all the time at the specialty bike shops here in Japan, know one person with a carbon black one, and have spotted a few being ridden in the wild.

But then the funny thing is that...
05-08-15, 09:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 988
Posted By marimorimo

I'm a n00b myself, but isn't it standard...

I'm a n00b myself, but isn't it standard technique NOT to pedal around corners because it's not safe, as you know by experience? Most cyclists lift up their leg on the inside of the corner when...
05-08-15, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,344
Posted By marimorimo

Just a matter of preference, and I suspect...

Just a matter of preference, and I suspect ignorance of how to properly mount a bike. I have both a step-through dutch bike and a regular-top tubed hybrid and neither is more difficult to mount than...
05-08-15, 06:19 AM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 507,305
Posted By marimorimo

If the dealer you bought your bike from won't...

If the dealer you bought your bike from won't help you, try another shop? Specifically shops that specialize in "sports bikes". Where did you buy your bike anyway?

I know a company selling carbon...
05-08-15, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 507,305
Posted By marimorimo

Did you end up replacing the stem? I'm shorter...

Did you end up replacing the stem? I'm shorter than you (5'2 on a good day) and I find the stem too short for me! I like the IsoZone grips but unfortunately for me I find the handlebars too wide for...
05-07-15, 06:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,062
Posted By marimorimo

Help setting up a trainer wheel

I have a CycleOps Jet Fluid Pro trainer and am thinking of setting it up with a dedicated wheel. I have recently bought a new road bike and swapped out the stock wheels so I have a spare. Can you...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-15, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By marimorimo

Thank you for allaying my fears. I really should...

Thank you for allaying my fears. I really should just ride and enjoy my bike! :)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-15, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By marimorimo

Thanks for the replies. As to why I'm asking this...

Thanks for the replies. As to why I'm asking this question, I have just purchased a Pinarello Razha (http://www.pinarello.com/en/bike-2015/road/razha/928-black-red) 2015, an entry-level carbon bike....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-15, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By marimorimo

Entry-level carbon frames in small sizes: would they be stronger and stiffer?

Can lower strength and stiffness of cheaper, entry-level carbon be compensated by a smaller-sized frame? I'm talking in the ranges of 42-48 cm sizes. The frame would be built by a well-respected...
05-06-15, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,121
Posted By marimorimo

I'm a new rider and use Shimano Click'r pedals...

I'm a new rider and use Shimano Click'r pedals and cleats. The pedals are flat on one side. My hubby thought it would be "safer" for me to have a flat pedal. Well I kinda regret that I listened to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-01-15, 02:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,704
Posted By marimorimo

I think you should be upping your cadence? Spin...

I think you should be upping your cadence? Spin more. I can cruise at 16-18 mph without using the outer gear at all. Unless the bike is absolute junk I don't think it would stop you from achieving...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-15, 09:27 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,816
Posted By marimorimo

If I'm still biking 5-6 years from now (have only...

If I'm still biking 5-6 years from now (have only recently taken up the hobby), Di2 has hopefully gone down in a price I can afford for when I upgrade.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-15, 09:18 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,174
Posted By marimorimo

I changed to very short custom cranks and...

I changed to very short custom cranks and modified my pedaling technique.

I'm still a beginner though, so I expect to do more changes in the future!
04-28-15, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 779
Posted By marimorimo

Take note Pinarello sizing is usually bigger...

Take note Pinarello sizing is usually bigger compared to other manufacturers. I'm a 47 on Trek but a 42(!) on a Pinarello Razha. The difference on mine is extreme because it's hard to find a frame...
Forum: Commuting
04-28-15, 02:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,046
Posted By marimorimo

Hybrid bikes are called "cross bikes" in Japan....

Hybrid bikes are called "cross bikes" in Japan. That's where the confusion comes from.

I'm also currently riding a hybrid and have recently ordered a carbon road bike. I'm quite torn on what to do...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-15, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,585
Posted By marimorimo

Thanks. I need it on the back wheel for working...

Thanks. I need it on the back wheel for working out on the trainer. The Dura-Ace C24 seem to have spoked hubs (unless I'm wrong) so they are probably compatible as you say.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-15, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,585
Posted By marimorimo

Thanks! A review said they're not compatible with...

Thanks! A review said they're not compatible with all wheel hubs. Do you think it would work with the back wheel of a Dura-Ace C24...
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