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06-07-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,467
Posted By ArchEtech

I ride on walks all the time. I donít make...

I ride on walks all the time. I donít make people get off the pavement I ride in the grass and go around them. Seems polite enough for me.
06-07-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,432
Posted By ArchEtech

I walk long distances as well. Iíd rather have...

I walk long distances as well. Iíd rather have you just ride by than scream out which is more startling to me. Bells are less annoying.

When I riding I really only call out to people that look...
06-07-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 796
Posted By ArchEtech

I looked heavily on getting a Slate but talked...

I looked heavily on getting a Slate but talked myself out of it because of the maintenance required on the fork and after talking to a couple of local people, for whatever reason the skates suffer...
05-22-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,628
Posted By ArchEtech

If etap is truly wireless, and I was upgrading...

If etap is truly wireless, and I was upgrading just the groupp I would lean towards that system because it would be much easier to transfer to a future bike. I don't have any experience with them...
05-19-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,277
Posted By ArchEtech

The wheelset is probably going to be the biggest...

The wheelset is probably going to be the biggest issue. If you are over the weight limit, they will go out of true more often, and could fail - thats why there is a limit.

You could get a...
05-19-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,158
Posted By ArchEtech

I've had zero issues with disc brakes on any...

I've had zero issues with disc brakes on any bike. Way less maintenance and way more grip. I have only had hydo disc, no mechanical disc.

At your weight, you will have a little problem with wheels...
05-19-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,091
Posted By ArchEtech

If you're shut in, and or working from home, go...

If you're shut in, and or working from home, go for a 30-40 minute walk a couple times a day to break it up. Go for a quick bike ride. I've lost 5 lbs and haven't given up ice cream. Technically...
05-18-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,276
Posted By ArchEtech

I was riding a gravel bike before it was a thing....

I was riding a gravel bike before it was a thing. I mean maybe it wasn't a real gravel bike, whatever that means. I went from trying to fit wide tires on a full on road bike, to a CX with more tire...
05-18-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By ArchEtech

You can get carbon major jake and super jakes for...

You can get carbon major jake and super jakes for under $1000 for the 2012-2015 model years. They are a little harder to find used being an less common brand. I think their construction is better...
05-16-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 502
Posted By ArchEtech

Iím about your height and have very short legs. ...

Iím about your height and have very short legs. Iíve found smaller sizes that typically recommended are better since I need a shirt stand over height and then use a high seat position. The...
05-16-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,210
Posted By ArchEtech

I bought my Warbird with $1800 in 100ís. She...

I bought my Warbird with $1800 in 100ís. She wanted to meet in the police station parking lot. I had no problem with that. Iíve sold to bikes for cash and several guitars.
05-16-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,210
Posted By ArchEtech

As a seller you have no 100% protection from...

As a seller you have no 100% protection from being ripped off if you take anything but cash. Seller can charge back. They can claim itís not what they expected. They can call a CC company and...
05-16-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,210
Posted By ArchEtech

Iíve had good luck on Facebook Marketplace and...

Iíve had good luck on Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist.

#1 rule know the market and donít overprice your bike.

#2 Either list a price as firm or expected low balls and deal with it.

#3...
05-16-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,016
Posted By ArchEtech

First of all, all tips and tricks and general...

First of all, all tips and tricks and general rules are a place to start. There is no universal fit. Everyoneís body is different. Every bone length, every sit bone, every proportion. Donít...
05-16-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,988
Posted By ArchEtech

Iíve been riding CX and now a gravel bikes since...

Iíve been riding CX and now a gravel bikes since about 2014 after riding a Madone for a bit. Iíve kept up with roadies fine, and did so, day of after making the switch. My first long fast ride...
05-16-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,517
Posted By ArchEtech

Thatís really a thing? I havenít seen those...

Thatís really a thing? I havenít seen those laying around, but Iíd be just as irritated as you are. Littering is on the same level as being rude to wait staff, and not returning shopping carets...
05-16-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By ArchEtech

Facebook marketplace and Craigslist. Lost of...

Facebook marketplace and Craigslist. Lost of options for $800 since the market is hot right now.

A CX or Gravel bike might be a good All-road since thatís what they are sort of designed for. You...
05-16-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By ArchEtech

Tubeless wheels and larger volume tires will make...

Tubeless wheels and larger volume tires will make the most difference.

Tubed tires with a higher volume could still help.

650 sized tires



You could do a light weight front...
05-16-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,240
Posted By ArchEtech

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Now front suspension is still considered kooky but I...
05-16-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,687
Posted By ArchEtech

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HED Ardennes - great wheels and super light. Iím...
07-26-12, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,114
Posted By ArchEtech

It you can get some to fit... I ended up getting...

It you can get some to fit... I ended up getting a cx bike because with my madone there was no fork and rear triangle clearance for wide tires no mater what brakes I could swap-course it was an...
07-26-12, 09:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,470
Posted By ArchEtech

I have found there's nothing I can't do with road...

I have found there's nothing I can't do with road tires on my Kona Major Jake that I could do on my Madone 4.5. I really don't notice the gearing unless I'm on a major downhill, and it really...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-12, 10:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,797
Posted By ArchEtech

I don't know that much about GT road bikes, but...

I don't know that much about GT road bikes, but for a full carbon 105 bike new that's a good deal. Fuji bike are about that price or a little more similarly equipped and on sale.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-12, 09:07 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,354
Posted By ArchEtech

Um duh 10 mile hill. Let say it takes...

Um duh

10 mile hill. Let say it takes you 2x as long to go up the hill, as it does going down the hill. Therefore 2/3 of the time spent on your ride was at the lower speed. Riding up hills...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-12, 09:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,252
Posted By ArchEtech

I have a Kona Major Jake. I have no trouble...

I have a Kona Major Jake. I have no trouble keeping up with roadies. I don't even notice any difference in my performance over the Madone. I suppose the gearing I notice a little too - but I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-12, 05:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,135
Posted By ArchEtech

Unless you make a living winning bike races does...

Unless you make a living winning bike races does it really matter? Most cyclist on the road I see could use a few months of weight training and alternative exercises to build cardio and lose their...
06-24-12, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,134
Posted By ArchEtech

All of your bike choices seem to be very popular...

All of your bike choices seem to be very popular models. I think you'd end up liking any of them. I only have experience with the Kona, and I believe they are a little more road and aggressive,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-12, 01:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By ArchEtech

As mentioned, I'd guess fit and posture is going...

As mentioned, I'd guess fit and posture is going to make a bigger difference than frame geometry for the average rider. Get a professional fit, and see if that solves the issue before convincing...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-12, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By ArchEtech

You did the right thing by staying low budget for...

You did the right thing by staying low budget for the first bike. Upgrading the whole bike is way more cost effective than upgrading parts on the lower end bikes. You should be able to trade in or...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-12, 09:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,271
Posted By ArchEtech

Crashed? Not really. Bit it, fallen off, jumped...

Crashed? Not really. Bit it, fallen off, jumped off - ya - particularly off road. I fell 4 times switching to a cyclocross bike and eggbeaters in 2 days. I was also; however, riding trails and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-12, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By ArchEtech

I'm not an expert on frame geometry but I know...

I'm not an expert on frame geometry but I know things like wheel base, head tube length, reach, handle bar width can effect the things you mention. When it comes down to it, no matter how many...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-12, 09:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,546
Posted By ArchEtech

Of the two, I'd go for the giant. If it were...

Of the two, I'd go for the giant.

If it were me looking for new in that price range, I'd bump up my budget to a Cannondale CADD which is also easier to sell towards an upgrade.

For the $700...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-12, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,368
Posted By ArchEtech

I'd try a 2000-40000 grit final sanding then try...

I'd try a 2000-40000 grit final sanding then try a satin clear coat so you can see the carbon and use the paint as a last resort if the transparent finish does turn out.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-12, 08:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,050
Posted By ArchEtech

I'd be happy to if you were driving...

I'd be happy to if you were driving distance.....But going out searching for a dog to attack you is kind of stupid...... Just because I've defended myself a few times does mean I'm not scared of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-12, 03:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,959
Posted By ArchEtech

IMO Cannondale makes the best Aluminum frames. ...

IMO Cannondale makes the best Aluminum frames. The base CADD is a really nice bike. I rode their mountain bikes and hybrids for years, but decided to jump to carbon when I got into road bikes. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-12, 02:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,502
Posted By ArchEtech

Ask for some money back. Might solve the issue. ...

Ask for some money back. Might solve the issue. As long as they work who cares unless you paid too close to retail and were to believe they were basically new.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-12, 02:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,050
Posted By ArchEtech

Little dog - I worry more about running it over...

Little dog - I worry more about running it over and ruining th owners day. It's the owners fault if the dog is not on a leash. I generally slow down to avoid running the dog over and crashing. I'm...
Forum: Touring
06-04-12, 06:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,755
Posted By ArchEtech

Your best bet is a used cannondale CADD, and then...

Your best bet is a used cannondale CADD, and then you'll have to buy parts to set upmforman upright position. No way your finding a new anything bike sub 20lb for $700USD. A new CADD with...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-12, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By ArchEtech

Nice looking bike. What bike isn't a $500 frame...

Nice looking bike. What bike isn't a $500 frame from China? Even the celebrated Italian snobbery is made in Eastern Asia... But ya it does kinda look like Trek. There are a lot of manufacturers...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-12, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By ArchEtech

Offer the guy $375. It appears to be in good...

Offer the guy $375. It appears to be in good shape. Try it out, get it checked out. People are way too paranoid about used bikes. Talk to the guy, test ride it, that should tell you if it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-12, 10:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,072
Posted By ArchEtech

You're trying to get down to 140 and you're a ...

You're trying to get down to 140 and you're a man? How can you possibly be overweight anywhere close to that weight unless you race horses as well. If that's the case I suggest installing a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-12, 10:32 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,647
Posted By ArchEtech

Unless you just rode 100 miles, or did 50 miles...

Unless you just rode 100 miles, or did 50 miles in under 2 hours into the wind, I think you're eating way too much in preparation for the ride. But I'm not a doctor, I just play one on the 41.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-12, 10:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,281
Posted By ArchEtech

I guess you don't really ride your bike then -...

I guess you don't really ride your bike then - HTFU
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-12, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,855
Posted By ArchEtech

Problem solved for now! I actually found that...

Problem solved for now! I actually found that the cleats mounted with the indented cleat on the left foot is more floaty and less secure which is what I want.


I may go back to look, however I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-12, 04:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,281
Posted By ArchEtech

If they run too much those friends will develop...

If they run too much those friends will develop problems. A lot more than just the knee joint takes the impact. Most likely they already have problems from too much running. But yes, some people...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-12, 02:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,281
Posted By ArchEtech

It always surprises me the lack on simple logic...

It always surprises me the lack on simple logic people use with exercise. Million dollar studies bla bla bla. You don't need a doctor to know, too much of anything is bad. It doesn't matter if...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-12, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,119
Posted By ArchEtech

I haven't had issues with mine. They aren't...

I haven't had issues with mine. They aren't cheap but they work well particularly if you have a madone and built in duo trap.
05-29-12, 12:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,275
Posted By ArchEtech

I know how it started (early 1900's i think);...

I know how it started (early 1900's i think); however that doesn't account for why there aren't other races all year in 2012.

We need soem tough muddier, cyclocross duathlon races!
05-29-12, 11:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,275
Posted By ArchEtech

And why is it only in the fall!? Dumb!

And why is it only in the fall!? Dumb!
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