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03-25-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,953
Posted By dpd3672

I had one and it was a fantastic riding bike. I...

I had one and it was a fantastic riding bike. I think mine was probably a year or two later, and the only reason I sold it was because I happened upon a pair of Wilier frames (A GTR and a Cento 1)...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 947
Posted By dpd3672

HED Belgium/Ardennes/Bastogne are my go to wheels...

HED Belgium/Ardennes/Bastogne are my go to wheels on a road bike. They're some of the best I've used for all-around use. I may use something lighter, wider, or more aero situationally, but I have a...
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By dpd3672

I never met a Lemond I didn't like, and Rolf...

I never met a Lemond I didn't like, and Rolf Vectors are some really nice wheels. Congrats, that's a hell of a nice bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 20,771
Posted By dpd3672

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01-07-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,772
Posted By dpd3672

Sorry they're not "studio-ready," but pulled it...

Sorry they're not "studio-ready," but pulled it down in the garage and snapped some quick photos. I think I took it for a quick test ride when I first bought it, 2 or 3 years ago, then put it up...
01-02-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,772
Posted By dpd3672

I have a strange "Pinarello" made in Germany...

I have a strange "Pinarello" made in Germany that's typical "bike boom" level of quality. I got it impulsively as sort of an oddity.

The little information I could find about it is that it's not...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3,117
Views: 929,077
Posted By dpd3672

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12-21-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,356
Posted By dpd3672

I'm not sure if it applies to bikes as much as...

I'm not sure if it applies to bikes as much as cars, but it's not so much the tread as the way the belts are oriented and the internal structure of the tire that dictates how it's supposed to be...
12-16-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 116,930
Posted By dpd3672

My contribution to the thread, although they all...

My contribution to the thread, although they all have updated components (I ride them, and enjoy integrated shifters) and only one is techinically a C&V bike.

Steel, Titanium, Aluminum, and (2x)...
11-25-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 18,859
Views: 2,311,262
Posted By dpd3672

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Just built it up from a bare frame, and while it was wet and cold today, I...
11-20-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,617
Posted By dpd3672

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my OCD was killing me so I had to take a picture of...
11-18-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,617
Posted By dpd3672

There are deals to be had if you're vigilant and...

There are deals to be had if you're vigilant and extremely patient. I got a Lemond Titanium/Carbon spine bike frame for $550 and a Colnago Monotitan frame for $500 in the last year on Ebay. Both...
08-05-20, 03:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,396
Posted By dpd3672

Agree with the consensus. I've very rarely...

Agree with the consensus. I've very rarely encountered bad brake calipers, and I've used everything from bottom of the line single pivot to Dura Ace/Super Record.

The lever can make a...
Forum: Triathlon
01-16-16, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,882
Posted By dpd3672

I'm curious, but what makes a tri bike...

I'm curious, but what makes a tri bike "obsolete?"

There have been a few minor technological improvements, some tweaks to "aero," but basically a bike is a bike. I did my first tri on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-15, 01:46 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 10,838
Posted By dpd3672

I was always under the impression that, generally...

I was always under the impression that, generally speaking, larger tires are more comfortable but slower. Under certain conditions, this may not be the case, but there's generally a tradeoff to...
12-28-15, 11:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,928
Posted By dpd3672

I'm currently building up my second bike from a...

I'm currently building up my second bike from a bare frame, and I have, so far, enjoyed both builds. What got me started was some great deals on frames, to go with great deals I've got on components...
12-27-15, 09:01 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,724
Posted By dpd3672

I've got two "regular" road helmets and one aero...

I've got two "regular" road helmets and one aero helmet that I only wear during tris. One of the road helmets came with a bike I bought.
12-21-15, 10:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,311
Posted By dpd3672

This is not a criticism of your bike, please...

This is not a criticism of your bike, please don't take it that way, but since Schwinn bikes tend to be found in big box stores, they're generally not designed to last and last. Most are made with...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-15, 01:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,981
Posted By dpd3672

Some parts came in the mail for a bike I'm...

Some parts came in the mail for a bike I'm building up, so those got attached. Then, I spent a couple hours with my new toy, the Otto Derailleur tuning gadget, to get all my bikes tuned up and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-15, 12:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,515
Posted By dpd3672

Ebay prices are all over for older Shimano groups...

Ebay prices are all over for older Shimano groups and components. If you're patient, you can get stuff pretty cheap. If you're not, you'll pay close to retail, even on older stuff.

One way I've...
11-27-15, 11:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,028
Posted By dpd3672

No. A friend of a friend was getting out of the...

No. A friend of a friend was getting out of the hobby around the time I was getting into triathlon, so our mutual friend played "matchmaker." The guy I purchased them from was the original owner,...
Forum: Triathlon
11-26-15, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,081
Posted By dpd3672

I wear my tri suit for the whole thing, no...

I wear my tri suit for the whole thing, no underwear, but I do use running and cycling shoes and socks. I always worried about getting blisters with wet feet and no socks.

Swim cap and goggles...
11-26-15, 02:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,028
Posted By dpd3672

No idea, although the rim was true prior to...

No idea, although the rim was true prior to dropping it off to get the hubs swapped.
11-26-15, 02:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,028
Posted By dpd3672

I generally only use them for triathlons, for...

I generally only use them for triathlons, for everything else, I use run of the mill rims.
11-26-15, 01:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,028
Posted By dpd3672

So here's how the situation was resolved. I went...

So here's how the situation was resolved. I went to the shop yesterday after work, and the mechanic explained to me in more detail how things went awry.

He said he had the rim laced up, but...
11-25-15, 10:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,028
Posted By dpd3672

I'm not sure I'm understanding correctly, but I...

I'm not sure I'm understanding correctly, but I believe they're referring to how the holes in the carbon fairing are drilled, offset from the holes in the aluminum rim to accommodate the wider...
11-25-15, 06:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,028
Posted By dpd3672

Fraser Bike. They're pretty big on the Eastside...

Fraser Bike. They're pretty big on the Eastside in triathlon and running events, and were recommended by more than one friend as a shop that was experienced in handling the more "exotic" stuff. ...
11-24-15, 08:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,028
Posted By dpd3672

The rim is older, a carbon fairing bonded to an...

The rim is older, a carbon fairing bonded to an aluminum rim. I was told that the rim had to be drilled differently for the spokes to use a POWERTAP hub (by the mechanic, when I was told it had...
11-24-15, 02:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,028
Posted By dpd3672

LBS broke my HED rim, any advice?

I had an older Hed Alps rim with a wired Powertap hub that I was looking to upgrade to a wireless (ANT+). I found a used G3 on Ebay, and dropped the whole thing off to be relaced.

Just got a call...
11-23-15, 09:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,032
Posted By dpd3672

I usually buy stuff (not just bikes) used, a...

I usually buy stuff (not just bikes) used, a generation or two (or more) old. Unless there's a significant technological breakthrough, most "new model improvements" are marginal, or perceived. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-15, 02:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,319
Posted By dpd3672

489673 I'm mostly a runner, that discovered...

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I'm mostly a runner, that discovered cycling through triathlon. I've always loved the breed, and felt sorry for how they're treated during their "career," so I adopted two retired racing...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-15, 10:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,408
Posted By dpd3672

You can get an older model smart phone for $50 or...

You can get an older model smart phone for $50 or less on Ebay. I have an old iPhone 4 (~$50 used) that I keep charged for when I want to run/ride and my phone is on the charger. It'll have GPS,...
11-14-15, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,532
Posted By dpd3672

I'm very happy with the Nashbar Fluid trainer. ...

I'm very happy with the Nashbar Fluid trainer. They're very reasonable, and if you keep an eye on the "returned items" section, I've seen them as cheap as $100 (although rarely).

Generally...
11-09-15, 10:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,647
Posted By dpd3672

It's like horsepower on a sports car. Useful for...

It's like horsepower on a sports car. Useful for bragging rights, or to compare (in general terms) to something else, but as a stand alone criterion, it's of limited value.

One factor among many,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-15, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 499,859
Posted By dpd3672

One of the two I built up over the summer. ...

One of the two I built up over the summer.

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-15, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 898
Posted By dpd3672

Help me pick a bike seat! (Please)

I just had this bike built up. I've been riding tri bikes all Summer, and was looking for something that was a LOT more comfortable, but still capable of getting up and going when I feel like...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-15, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,204
Posted By dpd3672

I do it fairly often, mostly because my power...

I do it fairly often, mostly because my power meter is on a Hed Belgum wheel set, not my racing wheels. This is what my I rode for my last triathlon:

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10-04-15, 11:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,535
Posted By dpd3672

The Trek is a better value for the money,...

The Trek is a better value for the money, although unless I'm mistaken, one is a MTB and one is a road bike.

Depending on what type of riding you'll be doing, either one might be a bad choice. ...
Forum: Triathlon
09-20-15, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,479
Posted By dpd3672

Good shoes are important, they can address a lot...

Good shoes are important, they can address a lot of the issues you mention. I'd get those as soon as possible, go to a good running shop and have them analyze your running and get the right pair for...
Forum: Triathlon
09-11-15, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,323
Posted By dpd3672

I think you might be pushing too hard too fast. ...

I think you might be pushing too hard too fast. If you haven't run in 40 years, holding an 8 minute pace is impressive (actually, I'm a little jealous, it took me months to be able to do that!), but...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-15, 01:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,150
Posted By dpd3672

How much spent per century? Well, I've spent...

How much spent per century?

Well, I've spent probably $10,000 in the last year on cycling and related activities, so I'm figuring a cool million bucks should cover a hundred years.
Forum: Triathlon
08-25-15, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,532
Posted By dpd3672

There's been some great deals on Ebay and the...

There's been some great deals on Ebay and the local Craigslist on Quintana Roo and Fuji bikes, even some Cervelos (especially older aluminum ones, although they get snatched up a bit more quickly).
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 11:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,627
Posted By dpd3672

Garmin Forerunner 920 for EVERYTHING. I like...

Garmin Forerunner 920 for EVERYTHING. I like having all my workouts in the same place, including non-cycling activities.

I used to use my phone, but I found that the distance calculations were...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-15, 10:29 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,366
Posted By dpd3672

Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-15, 09:21 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,922
Posted By dpd3672

After seeing great results with the diet plan...

After seeing great results with the diet plan suggested by P90x, I track my food intake using an app (MyFitnessPal) and try to keep my macros around 40% Protein, 40% Carbs, and 20% fat. It keeps me...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-15, 08:17 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,366
Posted By dpd3672

Police Sergeant in Detroit, MI.

Police Sergeant in Detroit, MI.
08-13-15, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 836
Posted By dpd3672

Lifeproof cases. I NEVER get a phone without...

Lifeproof cases. I NEVER get a phone without one. Had them dropped into water, run over by a Jeep, and all sorts of minor drops and abuse, but the phone has never been damaged at all.

They're...
08-13-15, 10:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,915
Posted By dpd3672

I guess it depends on why you're riding. ...

I guess it depends on why you're riding.

If you're doing it for overall health and fitness, a general rule is to push yourself slightly at first, then increase the time or distance gradually. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-15, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By dpd3672

Great information, thanks.

Great information, thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-15, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By dpd3672

School me on handlebars, seats, and posts...

I've been training on my tri bike for months (an aluminum Cervelo P2 and an older Quintana Roo Kilo), and while I enjoy it, I've had an eye out and been researching something a little more...
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