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Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19,103
Views: 3,915,960
Posted By puma1552

Got the black/white one on the right. Second...

Got the black/white one on the right. Second choice color, would've preferred all black but most of these are marked down so I don't know if they are phasing them out so I figured since the long...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,860
Posted By puma1552

^^^Knew it was St. Paul the second I saw the pic.

^^^Knew it was St. Paul the second I saw the pic.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,860
Posted By puma1552

So what?:rolleyes:

So what?:rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,860
Posted By puma1552

HAS to be the Emirates paint scheme, too. ...

HAS to be the Emirates paint scheme, too.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1242/image_08486c8ad04ec8ab07395f1de4e0196b51f290c1.png
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 26,657
Views: 16,535,199
Posted By puma1552

i really like the more vibrant celeste of the...

i really like the more vibrant celeste of the last few years

i also know exactly where that pic was taken, cuz its part of my favorite route!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,308
Posted By puma1552

No. I have a job I have to go to every day...

No.

I have a job I have to go to every day so I can support myself, and I'm expected to show up every day.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,380
Posted By puma1552

Rapha is doing an exchange for a new one -...

Rapha is doing an exchange for a new one - excellent!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 852
Views: 98,399
Posted By puma1552

Funny, I feel the exact opposite. Paint does...

Funny, I feel the exact opposite. Paint does nothing for me whatsoever but the rest of the bike has hot DNA.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 852
Views: 98,399
Posted By puma1552

Gold is so gross, yet...I'm intrigued. Ditch the...

Gold is so gross, yet...I'm intrigued. Ditch the light and I'll give it a hot.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,877
Posted By puma1552

My hybrid weighs about what your bike weighs, and...

My hybrid weighs about what your bike weighs, and the wheels are probably a $50 set of boat anchors with 32 spokes.

Time for you to get a new bike, good sir. Can't imagine putting another dime...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,246
Posted By puma1552

You're not even a noob and you bumped a decade...

You're not even a noob and you bumped a decade old thread?

ban4lyfe
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,380
Posted By puma1552

That's a good point, I knew they did crash...

That's a good point, I knew they did crash replacement/repairs but it's worth a shot to send them an email for this being I just bought it this month and it was the first ride - I went ahead and took...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,380
Posted By puma1552

Wore the Classic II yesterday for its first ride,...

Wore the Classic II yesterday for its first ride, really like it...but I'm bummed, somehow I got a couple really small snags on the sleeve cuff, no idea how. They survived the washing machine...
10-27-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By puma1552

Park PPL-1 Grease on Seatpost?

Alloy post in carbon frame.

I've loosened the post a couple times since buying the bike in June 2018 just to keep it from seizing.

It does have clear, thick grease from the factory. LBS...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,071
Posted By puma1552

Is that the Canyon one? So woukd you...

Is that the Canyon one?

So woukd you recommend the small one then for the Xs or is it just a bit too tight for comfort?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,071
Posted By puma1552

I run a 0.35mm thick ultra thin polypropylene...

I run a 0.35mm thick ultra thin polypropylene case on it, so I do have a case for scratch protection, but not one that would change the fitment equation.

I've never taken my phone with me on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,071
Posted By puma1552

Right, the dimensions cut it close and who really...

Right, the dimensions cut it close and who really knows how it's measured since it's just a soft bag as opposed to a rigid box with clearly defined dimensions.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,071
Posted By puma1552

Rapha Essentials Case - Inside Pics and iPhone Xs?

Anyone have pics of the inside of this, and does the smaller size hold an Xs? Their site refers to old 7/8s and plus sizes, they need to update descriptions for current phones.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,322
Posted By puma1552

Ah! Correct, thanks - fixed.

Ah! Correct, thanks - fixed.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,322
Posted By puma1552

I have 5k clinchers and can mount them on Zondas...

I have 5k clinchers and can mount them on Zondas by hand with no levers, without too much effort. They roll nice with Conti Race 28 tubes (not the Race Light version) and I've had no flats or...
10-22-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 25,159
Posted By puma1552

Nothing wrong with Trek, but not my cup of tea. ...

Nothing wrong with Trek, but not my cup of tea. Like many, when I started cycling I looked first at Trek, before deciding the Trek shops around here suck and the hybrids were pretty dull. Went...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,711
Posted By puma1552

Great looking bike, just not feeling the Bianchi...

Great looking bike, just not feeling the Bianchi color scheme on a non-Bianchi.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,380
Posted By puma1552

Yep, the core was way more snug than the...

Yep, the core was way more snug than the classic...i thought core/classic/brevet would all be about the same, but i was wrong
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,380
Posted By puma1552

Right, I'll probably set up an account with my...

Right, I'll probably set up an account with my next order now that I know stuff fits well. But really, guest or not, the process should be the same for the returns and anyone should be able to go to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,380
Posted By puma1552

Yeah so decided to keep the small hoodie, must've...

Yeah so decided to keep the small hoodie, must've just been having a fat day the other day when I tried it on, this morning it felt just right and looked good.

Now that I made my decisions, I set...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,380
Posted By puma1552

So the goods arrived today, so figured I'd...

So the goods arrived today, so figured I'd update. I first opened up the Core jersey, and it was really nice and seemed like all one would need. Nice details, nice material, etc. But fit ended up not...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,380
Posted By puma1552

Thanks guys, I went ahead and just ordered both...

Thanks guys, I went ahead and just ordered both (along with an off the bike hoodie, the $80 one, not the $150 one, which already pushes the boundaries of acceptable).

Bought all three items in 2...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,380
Posted By puma1552

Unfortunately they aren't on sale at this time,...

Unfortunately they aren't on sale at this time, and with maybe a month of riding left, I can't wait around for a sale. I did just get an off the bike vest from them last week for 50% off, so I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,380
Posted By puma1552

Rapha Long Sleeve Jersey - Long Sleeve Core Vs. Classic Long Sleeve II

Long Sleeve Core:

https://www.rapha.cc/Us/en_US/shop/long-sleeve-core-jersey/product/COL01XXBLK

Classic Long Sleeve II:
...
10-02-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,971
Posted By puma1552

Second vote for Specialized Body Geometry gel...

Second vote for Specialized Body Geometry gel gloves, only gloves I use.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,434
Posted By puma1552

No road bike should even come with one. Or any...

No road bike should even come with one. Or any bike really.

My road bike did not, but my hybrid did - I was impressed with my ability to cut it off with a scissors without so much as removing the...
09-29-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,015
Posted By puma1552

I didn't even know Cervelo as a brand had...

I didn't even know Cervelo as a brand had "declined" or been passed up in trendiness by others. I just thought they made good bikes like all the other higher end brands.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19,103
Views: 3,915,960
Posted By puma1552

So I'm going to keep it. I don't see myself...

So I'm going to keep it. I don't see myself using it on the bike though, I bought it for off the bike and it will work well.

The things I don't love about it, I knew going in so not a huge deal -...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 19,103
Views: 3,915,960
Posted By puma1552

First Rapha kit (bought it in black), really,...

First Rapha kit (bought it in black), really, really hope it fits (looking to wear off the bike and replace a lightweight Banana Republic vest I've worn for 5+ years nearly every day fall through...
09-18-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By puma1552

The Elite Alloy is an outstanding bike, I love...

The Elite Alloy is an outstanding bike, I love mine.
09-16-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,459
Posted By puma1552

So, what type of grease should one be using for...

So, what type of grease should one be using for an aluminum seatpost in a carbon frame?
09-16-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,905
Posted By puma1552

I'm surprised how many people here seem to have a...

I'm surprised how many people here seem to have a preferred LBS that has a coffee shop as part of it.

Around here, the high end bike shops are classic - old building, messy, stuff packed in there...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,143
Posted By puma1552

I wear Specialized gloves and have Specialized...

I wear Specialized gloves and have Specialized cages on my Colnago, because they feel/work/look the best.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 852
Views: 98,399
Posted By puma1552

one man's hot is another man's not, lol. Not...

one man's hot is another man's not, lol. Not feeling it.
09-02-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 957
Views: 272,781
Posted By puma1552

I feel like Specialized hasn't refreshed the...

I feel like Specialized hasn't refreshed the Sirrus line in ages...well, except the new bottom rung Sirrus that showed up on their site the other day, and a new color option on the Pro Carbon.

I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 19,103
Views: 3,915,960
Posted By puma1552

Ordered one medium, one large to see how they...

Ordered one medium, one large to see how they fit:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/760x1140/1010h30_wht_f_760_3e3e71283ccf00fc0559dec9720b72b93867b4ec.jpg

Why Voler...
08-29-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 15,254
Posted By puma1552

So which is it? Yeah, high end...

So which is it?



Yeah, high end components from a decade ago that have now been superseded by the lower end components of today. Methinks someone doesn't understand trickle down engineering.
...
08-28-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 15,254
Posted By puma1552

Ok. I'd rather not wait 10 years to get the bike...

Ok. I'd rather not wait 10 years to get the bike I have today for "pennies on the dollar" when I bought it brand new for 50% of MSRP anyway. Big difference in components after 10 years. I'll happily...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 852
Views: 98,399
Posted By puma1552

Gotta give this one a not. Not that you've done...

Gotta give this one a not. Not that you've done anything wrong to it, I just hate the frame design/shape - back of the top tube is thicker than the downtube and super fat seat stays with a weird kink...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,247
Posted By puma1552

And that's probably fair, I just think it's...

And that's probably fair, I just think it's something the OP should look into before he drops 3 large on a bike through the mail. I don't recall if the issues people had where CS was less than...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,247
Posted By puma1552

I think there have been some complaints about...

I think there have been some complaints about their CS if there are any issues, might want to search around before committing. Nice bikes though.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,534
Posted By puma1552

I'm 5'5", I tried a couple different bike models...

I'm 5'5", I tried a couple different bike models in 49cm, and although the bikes felt well underneath me, they also all felt awful, granted maybe a longer step would've helped.

But then I rode on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,282
Posted By puma1552

I don't. I always say I should take my Sirrus...

I don't. I always say I should take my Sirrus out, but then when it comes to it, I grab the road bike. The heavier bike is for general tomfoolery, aka "biking" while the road bike is for "cycling"...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19,103
Views: 3,915,960
Posted By puma1552

Another warranty replacement...came apart real...

Another warranty replacement...came apart real quick...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 19,103
Views: 3,915,960
Posted By puma1552

Yeah I know they aren't the greatest, and are...

Yeah I know they aren't the greatest, and are overpriced. I had the preceding Stix Comp models and liked them more than the current Elite models, but oh well - had a junk battery on the Comp...
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