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Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-06, 10:19 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,673
Posted By dhfd

In addition to being a cyclist, I'm a volunteer...

In addition to being a cyclist, I'm a volunteer firefighter. I haven't seen it yet, but another fireman told me how some cyclists were riding 2 across when they were going to a call w/ lights and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-06, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By dhfd

Any info on this Specialized?

Anyone know what year/model this bike is, or even what components are on it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-06, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Posted By dhfd

Opinions on Easton Circuits or Mavic Ksyrium Equipes

I want to upgrade the wheels that I have (ALX AT400); I think I've narrowed it down to these two...wanted to get any opinions/suggestions on them. I want something lighter and sexier (but within the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-06, 08:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,037
Posted By dhfd

Did you have to change out anything else? I'm...

Did you have to change out anything else? I'm looking to upgrade to a compact, have the triple that came on 04 Allez Triple.
06-02-06, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By dhfd

I picked up a Park chain tool, and checked the...

I picked up a Park chain tool, and checked the chain, it is at .75, but it sounds like it depends on the make of the chain? when/why would the 1% measurement be used? BTW, its a Shimano HG73 chain. ...
10-09-05, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,103
Posted By dhfd

What did he decide to get?

What did he decide to get?
10-09-05, 06:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By dhfd

What's the deal with disc brakes, needing to keep...

What's the deal with disc brakes, needing to keep them really clean, wipe them down with alcohol pads? its not something that's done w/ car disc brakes?
10-08-05, 06:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,803
Posted By dhfd

I think I've got it narrowed down to the: ...

I think I've got it narrowed down to the:
Specialized FSRxc Comp
Giant Trance 2
Cannondale Prophet 600...

any input on these?
10-08-05, 06:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,775
Posted By dhfd

I'd upgrade the groupo as the part(s) wear out,...

I'd upgrade the groupo as the part(s) wear out, but the first thing I changed out on my ('01) Giant XtC se1 was the saddle. I also changed the handlebar w/ an Easton CF low rise...there was...
10-08-05, 06:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 603
Posted By dhfd

Which Do You Prefer, Fork Mount vs Upright?

I've got a Yakima roof rack system w/ a Raptor (upright) tray, works well, fairly quick getting the bike on and off the roof...however, I've always liked the "streamlined" looks of the fork mounts....
10-06-05, 03:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,803
Posted By dhfd

These are some of the bikes I've been looking...

These are some of the bikes I've been looking (drooling) at are the:
Specialized FSRxc Comp, I like the Epic too, but a lot more $$$
Giant Trance 3 and NRS
Cannondale Prophet 600 and Scalpel...
10-06-05, 02:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,803
Posted By dhfd

What's the difference between all mountain and trail

I tried the search feature, but didn't find anything really related...what is the difference between a trail bike and all mountain?

I've got an '01 Giant XtC SE1 HT and have FS envy!

Initially,...
10-03-05, 11:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,371
Posted By dhfd

Which Rocky Mtn FS do you have? I drooled at a...

Which Rocky Mtn FS do you have? I drooled at a few of their's on the web this weekend!
09-18-05, 06:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,719
Posted By dhfd

Any problems with base stability and how portable...

Any problems with base stability and how portable is it? thanks!
Forum: Commuting
09-17-05, 10:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,544
Posted By dhfd

Anyone have experience with the Cat Eye...

Anyone have experience with the Cat Eye HL-EL200/LD500-RC combo? REI has it for $35, seemed pretty good?
09-16-05, 12:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,719
Posted By dhfd

That might be the one I saw on REI's site...it...

That might be the one I saw on REI's site...it sold for $139.00; currently its on backorder. I didn't really want to spend more than that, at least right now. When I saw these Spin Dr models and the...
09-16-05, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,719
Posted By dhfd

Advice on Repair Stands

Got some birthday money that's burning a hole in my pocket...thinking about using it towards a repair stand. Initially I was thinking about the Performance Spin Dr. G3 Pro Repair Stand, but then saw...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-05, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By dhfd

No, they put my original fork back on. I was...

No, they put my original fork back on. I was really pleased w/ how the whole process turned out, a friend at another LBS said it can be a lengthy process. I was concerned about that since I'll be...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-05, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By dhfd

Went in w/ Allez Sport, came out w/ Allez Pro (sort of)

A weekend or two ago, I noticed a couple cracks on the head tube of my '04 Allez Sport, took it to the LBS I got it from, and they said they'd need to replace it, might have to ship back to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-05, 07:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 216
Posted By dhfd

Experience w/ Specialized's warranty

this weekend I noticed 2 cracks in the head tube on my '04 Allez sport. I got the bike in Dec 04. Tomorrow I plan to call the LBS I got it from to see what they can do to help me out.

the other...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-05, 09:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,644
Posted By dhfd

I've got an '04 Allez sport, i've been wanting to...

I've got an '04 Allez sport, i've been wanting to upgrade the wheels to something racier, than the ALEX 400's that are on it now. I was thinking the Shimano 535s or 540s.

However, struggling w/...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-05, 07:46 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,498
Posted By dhfd

In the latest issue of Bicycling, it talked about...

In the latest issue of Bicycling, it talked about the bikes from the Internet stores; and how the bikes were for the most part; fully assembled, but an LBS could assist if needed, but wouldn't be...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-05, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By dhfd

Help-Upgrade Justification

I have an '04 Specialized Allez Sport and would like to upgrade the wheels. I found a pair of wheels at a good price, but have to present a good a case for this upgrade to my wife. ('What's wrong...
07-27-05, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By dhfd

Thanks for the link! Its a pretty cool slogan for...

Thanks for the link! Its a pretty cool slogan for a shirt, but like other's have said, I'm having a hard time justifying $30 for a t-shirt.
07-25-05, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By dhfd

No Gifts t-shirt

Anyone know where to get the "No Gifts" t shirt. the only place I've seen so far was from a UK website. Thanks! Jeff
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-05, 10:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,764
Posted By dhfd

I'm in that same boat...but it was pretty cool...

I'm in that same boat...but it was pretty cool last night, I was figuring out some prices for some new shoes, (to replace a pair that didn't fit well) and she suggests I get the more expensive of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-05, 09:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 649
Posted By dhfd

Go with a FD jeux, Euskatel or Gerolsteiner

Go with a FD jeux, Euskatel or Gerolsteiner
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-05, 01:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,210
Posted By dhfd

Currently using a Giro Encinal, carbon color that...

Currently using a Giro Encinal, carbon color that I picked up when I was riding mtb. Since I've been riding road, I've wanted a Giro Monza, maybe the Bell Ghisallo. But after reading other's posts,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-05, 08:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 174
Posted By dhfd

Fit for road/mtb shoes of the same brand/model

I've been wearing a pair of Shimano SH-RA80 road shoes, but have been having problems with my toes going numb even on short rides. I used to use my Pearl Izumi Vagabond mtb shoes before I got them....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-05, 10:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,409
Posted By dhfd

I've been wanting a Duke Univ jersey for awhile...

I've been wanting a Duke Univ jersey for awhile that I saw at the LBS. I did a google search and found that Duke does have a cycling team/club. I emailed the president about buying one, but hadn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-05, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,603
Posted By dhfd

I logged on to post the same question! Went for a...

I logged on to post the same question! Went for a ride today, the weather was kinda cold, so at first attributed it to that, but after it warmed up, I was still having the numb toes. I'm using...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-05, 10:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,202
Posted By dhfd

That was a great find! I guess part of the...

That was a great find! I guess part of the problem I'm having is the dilemma of spending money to get decent clothes/equipment that works well, versus spending a fortune on a similar product (even...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-05, 03:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,202
Posted By dhfd

A road helmet is another item on my 'want'...

A road helmet is another item on my 'want' list...I got a Giro Encinal last season before I got into road AND knew I'd really like it. Wish I could redo that purchase. Considering the Giro Monza or...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-05, 03:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,202
Posted By dhfd

Are the Pearl Izumi shorts w/ different chamois...

Are the Pearl Izumi shorts w/ different chamois for different riding styles really worth it?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-05, 02:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,202
Posted By dhfd

Sticker Shock

I'm new to this sport, and trying to understand the many muances about it. For my understanding and to justify/explain this to the wife; Why are jerseys/shorts so expensive? Looking online and in...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-05, 10:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,032
Posted By dhfd

If this is the bike... ...

If this is the bike...
http://www.marinbikes.com/bicycles_2004/html/spec_04_verona.html

I'd say it was a good buy for the components it came with, in addition to the CF seatstays. Its a good...
03-22-05, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By dhfd

So he has a STI shifter (is that the correct...

So he has a STI shifter (is that the correct term?) for the rear der? Why just the front? What are the advantages?
03-21-05, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By dhfd

On the cover it shows Lance on a bike w/ shifters...

On the cover it shows Lance on a bike w/ shifters on the downtube. I was kind of surprised, I thought the newer (especially TdF bikes) all had integrated shifters/brakes.
Here's a link for a...
Forum: Foo
03-21-05, 01:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 755
Posted By dhfd

I love this time of year! I was wondering if...

I love this time of year! I was wondering if there'd be a post about the NCAA's. I'm a big Duke University fan.

Can't wait til next weekend!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-05, 02:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,309
Posted By dhfd

anyone have any problems with Speedplay (zero)...

anyone have any problems with Speedplay (zero) cleats and Shimano shoes?

thanks!
02-28-05, 07:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,752
Posted By dhfd

where did you get this stand? I'm looking for...

where did you get this stand? I'm looking for something like that.
01-17-05, 03:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 886
Posted By dhfd

If you could redo one bike purchase...

Knowing what you know now, if you could redo one bike purchase, what would it be? When I was a freshman in college at Appalachian State (NC), I bought a mtb w/ no suspension and suntour groupo. If I...
01-04-05, 03:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,150
Posted By dhfd

Before Christmas I put down a deposit on an '04...

Before Christmas I put down a deposit on an '04 Specialized Allez Sport...didn't think i'd see it till some time in '05; wife surprised me with it under the tree!
01-03-05, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By dhfd

Advice on swapping flat bar for drop bar

I have an old 1991 or 1992 rigid Giant Iguana, I was thinking about replacing the flat bar for a drop bar. i recently started riding a road bike. I like the different positions the drop bar offers....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-04, 10:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,234
Posted By dhfd

Do you find the Performance branded items to be...

Do you find the Performance branded items to be equal (or better) than the other brands they carry? Is it worth to buy their stuff to save a little money or spend more for same product w/ "designer...
12-28-04, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,039
Posted By dhfd

I've got a similar question...I have an old ('91...

I've got a similar question...I have an old ('91 or '92) Giant Iguana rigid mtb I was wanting to change out the flat bar and put on a drop bar. Has anyone seen/done this? I think it has an 8 sp...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-04, 09:13 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 458,722
Posted By dhfd

I finally have it, all week, I was wondering if...

I finally have it, all week, I was wondering if my wife might surprise me with it on Christmas morning...woke up and it wasn't here; after going to the in-laws to open gifts w/ them, she had stashed...
12-23-04, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3,078
Views: 2,591,184
Posted By dhfd

I agree, it is a great looking bike. I like the...

I agree, it is a great looking bike. I like the anodized finish. Very stealthy.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-04, 01:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,262
Posted By dhfd

anyone bring a lock on rides?

curious if anyone kept a lock in the seat bag, when stopping in at convienence stores, coffee shops, etc? In college, I used a clunky U lock. Now that I've picked up riding again, occassionally, at...
Forum: Introductions
12-19-04, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By dhfd

Hello, I'm just getting around to this part of...

Hello, I'm just getting around to this part of the board. I'm a new road riding, typically riding mtb. I'm very excited, put down a deposit for an '04 Allez Sport. Look forward to talking with...
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