Bicycle thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    Thanks for lead on Cane Creek - yep, they have a head set system that looks as though it will work. Got to wait a while and see what works out though. at the moment, new forks are a no no so this option is good

    Hay Ewe
  2. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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    I ended up picking up an Edge 200, fits what I need perfectly. I don't need anything but tracking. Got it from REI.:clap

    I noticed you use Strava, is there an advantage to using Strava over Garmin connect?
  3. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    My ride report of the Texas Rando Stampede 1200 is available. Thanks!
  4. zippy

    zippy Hinter dem Feld

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    awesome ride k7 ! that's a hella accomplishment.

    Thanks for the link and great read this morning.
  5. zippy

    zippy Hinter dem Feld

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    I thought it looked damn good too, thanks. Rides even better than it looks.
  6. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Just wondering... did you test ride the Trek Domane before deciding on the Roubaix?
  7. Ridge

    Ridge Jitenshado

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    Sounds like a brutal ride, congrats! Very saddened to hear about the death that occurred.
  8. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    That is a great report.:thumb

    1200 miles yikes! Amazing.
    Can't wait to read the rest of the report.

    I've only gotten part way through it though. Can't read it from work. :kboom
  9. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    ...and that's another reason I haven't pushed ahead with one. While I want to know, I don't want to know. :eek1

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  10. zippy

    zippy Hinter dem Feld

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    yes I got to try a used domane 6.5. Very nice (this one was $4000+) and very similiar to the roubaix. I choose the roubaix (I bought new) as I thought it was the best bargain.
  11. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    FWI've seen on my buddy's strava page, strava does most of the same stuff, just with added estimated power too. There may be a bit more stuff too, but I haven't dug around inside the site too much.

    Awesome looking Roubaix! :thumb

    M
  12. 2whl-hoop

    2whl-hoop Long timer

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    Nice! I hope you enjoy using it.

    I use Garmin Training Center to initially download and save my info, because that's what the first edge I had used, then if I want to share the info I upload it to Strava. Never tried Garmin connect, so I can't comment on it, but like Gummee said, Strava breaks down the info and it's a free site, unless you want to pay for the upgraded one. Strava also allows people to upload from other devices, I don't know if Garmin Connect allows that or not.

    The nice thing about training center is I can create folders to organize my data. I keep a monthly folder for each bike and I can go back and look at all my rides that I've saved since 2008. It's a lot easier than leafing through an old notebook, and I can compare months and years and see if I've made progress...or not...Either way, it's a fun way to go back and look at a ride and see where you were and how you performed. :deal
  13. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    I bought the Specialized Venge for the same reason. I thought it was every bit as good as the Trek Madone 7 series, but it was on sale for about $2500 less. :deal

    I test rode both the Roubaix and Domane, but I honestly couldn't tell the difference between them. The Domane did feel slightly more compliant over bumps than the Madone 6.5 that I rode just minutes before on the same trail, but the difference wasn't a big one. The Roubaix didn't seem to smooth out the bumps as well as I'd expected, but it's hard to get an accurate reading on these bikes unless you ride them back to back in exactly the same conditions. Unfortunately that wasn't possible in this case, because the two dealerships are many miles apart.
  14. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    I've got a friend who uses both for every ride. Two differences I've seen is that Garmin Connect consistently reports shorter distances traveled than Strava, but lots more calories burned. That may not matter to you unless cycling is part of a weight loss routine, as it is for him. Strava also allows you to compare your performance to that of other riders, which I don't think GC does. That feature has been a great incentive for many of us Strava users to improve our performance, and anything that motivates you to get out on the bike and ride can't be a bad thing. :evil
  15. 2whl-hoop

    2whl-hoop Long timer

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    I noticed the calorie thing to when I first uploaded to Strava, but the distances seem pretty close. I'm skeptical of calories-burned estimates in general, though.
  16. TheNedster

    TheNedster Lurkapotamus

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    Good stuff, Gerry. BTW, that hat is you. :pimp
  17. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    Yeah, great writeup! You could pass for a lobster!
  18. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    Thanks bud. One small correction: it was 1200-km or 750 miles. Can't take credit for 1200 miles!
  19. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    That is a long way by any count.
  20. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    :flip

    One huge negative on the recumbent is that it puts your face at the perfect angle for a sunburn. The other side of that coin is that you have a much, much better view of the world.

    If I do another one of these, doubtful at this point in time, I'll rig up a handkerchief or something to provide more protection w/o hindering my breathing.