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Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 03:15 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,568
Posted By ErikDaGenErik

im beginning to agree with both scenarios as you...

im beginning to agree with both scenarios as you and others mentioned. I did think about the rim heat from braking but never thought that was a realistic scenario until you mentioned it. Below are...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,568
Posted By ErikDaGenErik

honestly Iím still new to cycling (since April...

honestly Iím still new to cycling (since April 30) and Iím not sure about the terminologies.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,568
Posted By ErikDaGenErik

Thank you all for the feedback. As much as Iíd...

Thank you all for the feedback. As much as Iíd like to blame the installer (LBS), I wonder why the pinch flat didnít happen on an earlier ride where Iíve ridden on rougher asphalt, steeper descents...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 12:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,568
Posted By ErikDaGenErik

Crashed my bike. Need help figuring out what happened and how to regain confidence.

I have a 2018 S-Works Tarmac with FLO 60ís, Turbo Cotton 700x24 clinchers. Like to climb, love to descend. On 8/12/20 I was going down Tesla Road, a step road near my home, at 40mph (64kph) according...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 12:27 AM
Replies: 26,870
Views: 16,911,766
Posted By ErikDaGenErik

hello. Itís an iSkys (Amazon) kickstand and yes,...

hello. Itís an iSkys (Amazon) kickstand and yes, itís in a weird spot - near the end of the dropout. If I move it forward, my pedal will hit it. Iím in the process of selling the bike and I donít...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By ErikDaGenErik

if this is your first road bike and youíre...

if this is your first road bike and youíre looking for something entry level, any local bike shop will do (granted, start with ones that have decent ratings and reviews). Most new bikes, as in 2020...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 26,870
Views: 16,911,766
Posted By ErikDaGenErik

i say skip the half century and go an extra 12...

i say skip the half century and go an extra 12 more miles for a 100km ride (and complete the Strava challenge). The fatigue will help you not notice the difference :). So I hopped onto the contra...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26,870
Views: 16,911,766
Posted By ErikDaGenErik

thanks. I did my ride on Saturday. Left Livermore...

thanks. I did my ride on Saturday. Left Livermore 11am, turnaround point was just past carquinez bridge. Got home around 5:30pm. Iíll have to look out for your 3 bikes next time I ride Iron Horse. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 26,870
Views: 16,911,766
Posted By ErikDaGenErik

i think I did too, and the wife isnít too...

i think I did too, and the wife isnít too thrilled about it. Lol. Still need a few items like a computer, pedals, tube replacement kit (and learn how to do it), to name a few. I have a long way to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 26,870
Views: 16,911,766
Posted By ErikDaGenErik

like I said, Iím very new to cycling. I will...

like I said, Iím very new to cycling. I will ditch the pedals in a matter of time..
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 26,870
Views: 16,911,766
Posted By ErikDaGenErik

2012 Specialized Venge S-Works, SRAM Force, Zipp...

2012 Specialized Venge S-Works, SRAM Force, Zipp 404ís. $2,500 on eBay in May. 2020 Giant Contend AR 3, bought last April. Iím very new to cycling. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 215
Posted By ErikDaGenErik

Recommendation for Older/Higher Model Road Bikes?

Hello, I am new to the forum and appreciate any suggestions!

I recently purchased a 2012 Venge S-Works off eBay and absolutely love it. I feel I got lucky with the price - $2,500. I sold my only...
06-23-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 730
Posted By ErikDaGenErik

set goals, track progress, and ride a lot!

set goals, track progress, and ride a lot!
06-23-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,450
Posted By ErikDaGenErik

the only time I ride on sidewalks is when I have...

the only time I ride on sidewalks is when I have my kids and if the bike lane is too narrow for them. As for etiquette, I will slow down as much as needed to make sure they intend to move out of the...
06-23-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,090
Posted By ErikDaGenErik

OP, I was in your same position back in March. I...

OP, I was in your same position back in March. I would say tires and conditioning will help you most improve your speed the most without breaking the bank or buying a different bike. I ride 15-20...
06-23-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,652
Posted By ErikDaGenErik

I think youíre right on point. I recently got...

I think youíre right on point. I recently got into cycling in March and I asked the same question. By now Iíve spent a lot of $ on bikes.. and I have a lot of friends buying bikes for themselves and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-20, 01:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,889
Posted By ErikDaGenErik

There arenít a lot of new road bike options at...

There arenít a lot of new road bike options at $500, but I would recommend targeting shops that have some used inventory or consignment. eBay is also an option but selection may be in the 10 year or...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 946
Posted By ErikDaGenErik

i just ordered a Specialized Allez Jr for my 10...

i just ordered a Specialized Allez Jr for my 10 year old daughter. I found a few on Bike Exchange, with the shop being on the east coast. There were 3 listed on the site last week when I ordered.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-20, 12:25 AM
Replies: 19,615
Views: 4,175,562
Posted By ErikDaGenErik

Ordered a new Allez Jr for my 10 year old. Should...

Ordered a new Allez Jr for my 10 year old. Should be here Thursday according to UPS. Wife picked up a new Ď19 Domane SL6 last weekend at our local shop.
06-17-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By ErikDaGenErik

I can name a couple but one that stands out is...

I can name a couple but one that stands out is Superfly Wheels in Pleasanton. Really great people, patient and helpful. Downside is theyíre closed on weekends and the current lead time (as with a lot...
Forum: Introductions
06-16-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By ErikDaGenErik

Hello from Livermore, CA

Hello from Livermore (about 40 mi East of San Francisco). I brought the old hybrid out at the start of COVID SIP. Decided to upgrade to a new Giant Contend AR 3, then N+1íd with an older Specialized...
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