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01-18-14, 03:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,208
Posted By phread59

Heck the Trek 1.1 has been selling for around...

Heck the Trek 1.1 has been selling for around $650 all last year. You can get into a bottom line Allez (Specialized) for that as well. I rode an Allez and loved it. Real nice bike. Look at the...
01-18-14, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 576
Posted By phread59

You lucky bastage. I would have loved to get a...

You lucky bastage. I would have loved to get a hop in a 17. Where did you ride? Waist, top turret? how long was the ride? More details please. pics if possible. I've seen some at air shows...
01-03-14, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,310
Posted By phread59

Don't sweat it. I rode a full carbon roadie with...

Don't sweat it. I rode a full carbon roadie with 16 spoke front and rear wheels. No problems. Get the bike and ride on brotha ride on.

Mark Shuman
01-03-14, 07:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,906
Posted By phread59

Dumb question. Is the Ridley a 'Cross bike? If...

Dumb question. Is the Ridley a 'Cross bike? If it is I'm told to go 1 size smaller on a 'Cross bike. If it is then the smaller frame may just be the ticket.

Nice ride BTW. Love the colors and...
01-03-14, 07:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,582
Posted By phread59

I'll tender this. Try Specialized for shoes. I...

I'll tender this. Try Specialized for shoes. I believe at the Comp level you can get a wide width. I schlep 9 1/2 EEE footsies. I have a pair of comp MTB's in 44 wide. They work great. Lots of...
12-06-13, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By phread59

BTSTDT. I had a fairly serious one. Lost about...

BTSTDT. I had a fairly serious one. Lost about 40% function. With exercize I got back all but maybe 6-7%. I feel fine and can still ride. I do get tired easily though. And you will be on meds...
10-19-13, 05:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,418
Posted By phread59

I'd look at the Specialized...

I'd look at the Specialized Rubaix(carbon),Secteur(aluminum) and the Trek Domaine. Also give the Giant Deffy a spin as well as a Felt Z series. These are "Plush" bikes. Ment to hop on and ride...
10-19-13, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By phread59

I have noticed this phenomenon myself. The harder...

I have noticed this phenomenon myself. The harder I ride the less I feel like eating.

Mark Shuman
10-14-13, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 752
Posted By phread59

I will add one warning. Some Dura Ace components...

I will add one warning. Some Dura Ace components are not compatible with others, so beware when playing with Dura Ace.

I have an older Fuji road bike. It has Cannondale brake calipers. Dura Ace...
10-14-13, 08:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,978
Posted By phread59

Oh yea don't forget a floor pump. You'll need...

Oh yea don't forget a floor pump. You'll need that to keep the tires inflated. You should pump up you're tires before any ride.

Mark Shuman
10-13-13, 12:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,503
Posted By phread59

Stop the World I wanna get off. Getting old just...

Stop the World I wanna get off. Getting old just plain sucks. The alternatives are more sucky.

Mark Shuman
10-13-13, 09:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,324
Posted By phread59

I just got a set of Mavic CXP22's laced to 105...

I just got a set of Mavic CXP22's laced to 105 hubs from Amazon. I believe they are machine built my Wheelmaster. I just gave them my first run last night. I got the 32 spoke version. They do...
10-13-13, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,030
Posted By phread59

That just sounds weird. Try another 1.1 and see...

That just sounds weird. Try another 1.1 and see if it is just that bike. I would say also see about trading up to the 1.2. I believe that is Tiarga equipped. See if that will do the trick. If no...
10-13-13, 09:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,978
Posted By phread59

I'm from upstate PA. I will suggest checking the...

I'm from upstate PA. I will suggest checking the Performance store in Paoli. I go to school in Malverne a lot. I stop in there when I'm there. I also reccomend a triple crankset(referring to the...
10-12-13, 12:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,322
Posted By phread59

Hey Frosty that was some humpin there:thumb:. ...

Hey Frosty that was some humpin there:thumb:. Great job, I for one applaud you're effort.

Mark shuman
10-12-13, 12:36 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,035
Posted By phread59

I weigh in at 190# +-. I ride one of 3 bikes. I...

I weigh in at 190# +-. I ride one of 3 bikes. I have a new Specialized Rubaix Elite Apex that shoulders most of the burden. I have a 2005 Fuji professional carbon franken bike. It's got bits and...
10-05-13, 01:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 778
Posted By phread59

I have 2 pair off Specialized Comp's. One in...

I have 2 pair off Specialized Comp's. One in road and one in mountain. I really like the MTB shoes to be honest. Well worth looking into Spesh shoes.

Mark Shuman
10-05-13, 05:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,929
Posted By phread59

I don't post much. Not unless I have something...

I don't post much. Not unless I have something to offer. I agree Stap that things kinda got a bit snarky. I also like reading what you post. Good down to earth advice. You Sir are a good man.
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10-04-13, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By phread59

I too suggest the 3 as well. I would suggest...

I too suggest the 3 as well. I would suggest looking at a 52 to start. No bigger than 54 for sure. You are about my height I'd guess. I'm 5'7" and a 30" inseam. A 52 is slightly small and a 54...
10-04-13, 05:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,774
Posted By phread59

I too am ineligable. Lifelong Asmatic and...

I too am ineligable. Lifelong Asmatic and currently on cardiac meds. But My whole family donates for me. God bless and heal up Tom.

Mark Shuman
09-28-13, 08:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,120
Posted By phread59

You sir are an inspiration. I doff my chapeaux...

You sir are an inspiration. I doff my chapeaux to you good Sir.

Mark Shuman
09-28-13, 07:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,146
Posted By phread59

WEK I rode a Synapse as well. You're not missing...

WEK I rode a Synapse as well. You're not missing anything. Sorry to sound like the evil anti Cannondale fan boy. But for an edurance bike they rode harsh and stiff. Not at all the way a plush...
09-25-13, 06:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,146
Posted By phread59

As no one will pony up an answer I'll take a...

As no one will pony up an answer I'll take a poke. I've ridden all 3. I'd go with the Secteur. I was very impressed with the ride on the Secteur. It's more relaxed than the CAAD or the Allez. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-13, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,163
Posted By phread59

I ditched the Apex WiFli rear. I used an X-9 and...

I ditched the Apex WiFli rear. I used an X-9 and went 11-36 PC1070 cassette. The X-9 works better than the Apex. Shifts smoother and more precisly. The stock rear is maxed at 32. I don't think...
09-22-13, 08:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,202
Posted By phread59

The debate on to wear or not wear to me is moot. ...

The debate on to wear or not wear to me is moot. I choose to wear one without exception. I will only wear Specialized helmets because they are the only manufactuers that submit to SNELL testing. ...
Forum: Foo
09-18-13, 07:02 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 9,175
Posted By phread59

Best wishes here as well. Mark Shuman

Best wishes here as well.

Mark Shuman
09-15-13, 05:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By phread59

Congrats my man, nice ride. Just remember, when...

Congrats my man, nice ride. Just remember, when Mom's happy everybody's happy:p! Enjoy the riding time with her. It sure is nice to have a riding partner!

Mark Shuman
09-14-13, 09:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,576
Posted By phread59

I understand you're delemma. I greive for you. ...

I understand you're delemma. I greive for you. I have a cheap Fuji lugged steel bike given to me by a good family freind. He is in the terminal stages of cancer. I am never going to give it up. ...
09-07-13, 06:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,855
Posted By phread59

I pass gas a lot, does that count? Mark...

I pass gas a lot, does that count?

Mark shuman
09-07-13, 04:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 939
Posted By phread59

I'm one of the slavering masses. I purchased...

I'm one of the slavering masses. I purchased this summer a Spesh Rubaix. I have an Elite Apex. I canned the Apex rear derailiuer and cassetee. I put an 11-36 PC1070 cassette and an X-9...
08-30-13, 06:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 982
Posted By phread59

You Sir suck:lol:. Great find at a great price. ...

You Sir suck:lol:. Great find at a great price. The Comp level is at or near Spesh's top. It should work very well indeed. We will require a ride report though. We have the obligitory pics now...
08-30-13, 06:43 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,081
Posted By phread59

+3 on the Domane and Secteur!!!! I've ridden a...

+3 on the Domane and Secteur!!!! I've ridden a secteur and thought it was fantastic. I've not given a Domene a ride though. The 1.X series is a good bike too. But I'd stick to 1.2 or better to...
08-25-13, 10:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,493
Posted By phread59

I had to choose between a Secteur and a Rubaix...

I had to choose between a Secteur and a Rubaix just recently. I chose the Rubaix. It was a lighter bike and felt livelier to me. The Secteur was smooth as can be. Even smoother than the Rubaix. ...
08-25-13, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By phread59

Hell I've been technicaly not a Clyde for over a...

Hell I've been technicaly not a Clyde for over a year. They let me hang around as well. Congrats on passing the barrier.

Mark Shuman
08-20-13, 05:11 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,514
Posted By phread59

I just redid my Apex set up. I took the 11-32 in...

I just redid my Apex set up. I took the 11-32 in the back off. I added a 11-36 and an X-9 mountain derailer. It works OK for the Central PA hills and mountains I ride. We were on a ride Saturday...
08-20-13, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 567
Posted By phread59

I'll add my congrats as well. I wish I could...

I'll add my congrats as well. I wish I could race some. But right now meds won't allow it.

Mark Shuman
08-20-13, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By phread59

It dosn't matter what helmet you buy. As long as...

It dosn't matter what helmet you buy. As long as it says Specialized on it. Spesh is the only company to submit to the tougher SNELL testing. All other companys don't. It is worth the peace of...
08-17-13, 01:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,472
Posted By phread59

By the way LBS refers to the "Local Bike Shop". ...

By the way LBS refers to the "Local Bike Shop". I would suggest a lower end hybrid type bike. Trek,Specialized,Cannondale,Giant,Fuji,Raleigh,Jamis,Scott and Felt are just some fine quality bikes to...
08-17-13, 12:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,449
Posted By phread59

Barretscv I want to send you a note of caution. ...

Barretscv I want to send you a note of caution. I had a very similar set up on my Fuji. I ended up exploding the trunnion carrier. I would double check the chain wrap spec on that Ultegra rear. ...
08-13-13, 07:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,373
Posted By phread59

Yup that's the way it is in Central PA as well. ...

Yup that's the way it is in Central PA as well. Lotsa nice folk around here.

Mark Shuman
08-13-13, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By phread59

Congrats man. I've only got 1 stent. You got me...

Congrats man. I've only got 1 stent. You got me beat in spades my man. Keep on keepin on.

Mark shuman
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-13, 07:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,646
Posted By phread59

I'm a Spesh fan myself. But I'd advise the Trek...

I'm a Spesh fan myself. But I'd advise the Trek here. The lack of a carbon fork is the deal killer. Do not underestimate the value of the carbon fork. I rode a Spesh Sirrus sport with an aluminum...
08-08-13, 07:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,305
Posted By phread59

Ditch the PC 1000 chain. I know it will be 60$...

Ditch the PC 1000 chain. I know it will be 60$ but the PC 1071 chain is a great chain. I just put one on my regeared Rubaix. I did use that cassette (PC1070). I like it very well indeed. I'm...
08-07-13, 05:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 642
Posted By phread59

I'm a lifelong asthmatic. I'm on Simicort. it...

I'm a lifelong asthmatic. I'm on Simicort. it has pretty much put the kabosh on asthma attacks. Since switching to this med my lung problems have disapeard. Just hang in there. Ask you're doctor...
08-07-13, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 745
Posted By phread59

Glad you found something you liked. ...

Glad you found something you liked. Congratulations on a real nice bike. Now get out there and ride it!

Mark Shuman
08-06-13, 06:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,100
Posted By phread59

I screwed up. I was gonna check what did you...

I screwed up. I was gonna check what did you forget too. I only checked pace line and recreational.

The real reason is to gain back and retain heart function. I lost about 35% of my heart...
08-06-13, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 745
Posted By phread59

Giant certainly makes a fine bike. I rode carbon...

Giant certainly makes a fine bike. I rode carbon Synapse's. The lower end Synapse was harsh and stiff (like many Cannondale's). The 5000$ top of the line Synapse was smooth as silk. Byt to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-13, 10:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Posted By phread59

I'd suggest a Surly Crosscheck. Designed for...

I'd suggest a Surly Crosscheck. Designed for light touring. I think that may be you're best bet.

Mark Shuman
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-13, 10:03 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,961
Posted By phread59

Good Lord, I'm not good. But some of you got me...

Good Lord, I'm not good. But some of you got me beat. God bless us all for trying to overcome these obsticles.

I've had a heart attack last year. Anterior decending artery 99% blocked. 2...
08-03-13, 07:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,305
Posted By phread59

I just purchased a Specialized Rubaix Elite Apex....

I just purchased a Specialized Rubaix Elite Apex. It had a low of 34/32. I live in central PA. Smack in the middle of coal country. Mountains are a fact of life. You want to ride, youse a gonna...
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