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Old 02-01-2017, 02:09 PM   #7881
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Ouch, hope you have a quick recovery.
Haven't been on my bike in a while. And am going to be out of state/country from Satuday-next Sunday...


Nice. My last bike was a 58, too tall & too long. Much more comfortable on a 55.

How tall are ya?
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How tall are ya?
6'0" ~34" inseam.
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Old 02-01-2017, 03:59 PM   #7883
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Interesting... I'm 5'11" with a 32" inseam and my last bike was a 2011 Scott Foil in 58 as well. I went to pick up this one and was going for the 56 but the salesman told me to get the 58 instead. A neat perk of buying directly from Trek is that it includes a free fitting using their GURU system! So now that the bike is done, I'm going to take it down there and have them use their computer to fit me for the proper stem size, height adjustment, etc.
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My last was a Cannondale R400. Had the seat nearly bottomed out & the reach was pretty long.
My current is built on a 55cm Romeo frame & a lot more comfortable.
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That's weird.. Even on my Scott, I had a good 4" of seat post out. Maybe your Cannondale had an unusually long top tube ..
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I ride a 54...and I feel like could easily go to a 52-53.
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I'm 6'1 and ride a 59. 175mm cranks w/110 stem.
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No idea, the R400 wasn't uncomfortable, but I am more comfortable on the Romeo.
Also, the R400 was older & according to my LBS guy, would have been cost prohibitive to upgrade.

Got lucky & got the Romeo for free when my uncle bought a Pinarello Prince.
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as of Sunday afternoon, my baby is totalled. had a wicked crash descending pinewood in Loveland, co going over 40 MPh. I'm definitely lucky to be alive. Road rash, whip lash, broken bone in foot, and 4 broken bones in lower back. hurts to stand, sit, lie down, breath, cough, laugh, etc. gonna be a long and painful road back
Ouch, I am sorry to hear that, but as long as you are alive and mostly in one piece that is all that maters. the bike can be replaced, you cannot.
On the trips that I do to France and Italy, the tour guide (the guy that runs the trips) gives a speech about being able to do everything for you but ride the bike. and that the roads aren't forgiving over there, you miss a turn, chances are there is a 1000' drop on the downhill side.

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Finally got around to assembling my bike..

Trek Madone 4 series 58cm frame with full Ultegra 6700 groupo. I forgot how much I enjoyed tinkering on it. Going to try to go for a ride this weekend
that is fun, i had a blast assembling my Cannondale, and I will probably do it again when my friend sells me his frame.
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as of Sunday afternoon, my baby is totalled. had a wicked crash descending pinewood in Loveland, co going over 40 MPh. I'm definitely lucky to be alive. Road rash, whip lash, broken bone in foot, and 4 broken bones in lower back. hurts to stand, sit, lie down, breath, cough, laugh, etc. gonna be a long and painful road back
Oh shit, I missed this. Glad you're still here to post about it. Speedy recovery.
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Oh shit, I missed this. Glad you're still here to post about it. Speedy recovery.
Missed it too... get better man. Are you in a back brace?
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Old 02-02-2017, 07:07 PM   #7892
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Missed it too... get better man. Are you in a back brace?
ty. docs said I don't need surgery unless I do something stupid. they don't want me in a brace, because of placement of fractures, it could cause me to heal incorrectly. mostly immobile so it doesn't really matter either way.

thanks for the concern, az fam!
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ty. docs said I don't need surgery unless I do something stupid. they don't want me in a brace, because of placement of fractures, it could cause me to heal incorrectly. mostly immobile so it doesn't really matter either way.

thanks for the concern, az fam!
Your breaks must be different than mine. My L2/L4 vertebrae pretty much exploded. I was in a back brace for 12 weeks. Hope you heal up quickly and completely.
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as of Sunday afternoon, my baby is totalled. had a wicked crash descending pinewood in Loveland, co going over 40 MPh. I'm definitely lucky to be alive. Road rash, whip lash, broken bone in foot, and 4 broken bones in lower back. hurts to stand, sit, lie down, breath, cough, laugh, etc. gonna be a long and painful road back

Ouch! Sorry to hear, hope you heal up quickly.
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Old 02-03-2017, 04:32 PM   #7895
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Geez. Missed it four. Heal up godfather! Get back on the bike asap!
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Old 02-06-2017, 10:39 AM   #7896
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Geez. Missed it four. Heal up godfather! Get back on the bike asap!
much appreciated.
I'm getting 1% better everyday. yesterday, for the first time, took a shower and went to the bathroom solo.
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Old 02-06-2017, 05:26 PM   #7897
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Anyone use rollers? I used to have a CycleOps2 Fluid trainer and it was alright but considering getting a roller to work on form and keep me more engaged as opposed to just putting it on a trainer.

Eyeing this one: Elite Parabolic Rollers
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I used to. I had the Kreitler challenger 2.25 rollers
went to smart trainer for more variance, I still use them occasionally.
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Old 02-07-2017, 08:39 AM   #7899
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Anyone use rollers? I used to have a CycleOps2 Fluid trainer and it was alright but considering getting a roller to work on form and keep me more engaged as opposed to just putting it on a trainer.

Eyeing this one: Elite Parabolic Rollers
i use a nashbar parabolic roller. not a ton of variety, but it certainly gets the job done and folds up to save space. i recommend a heavy duty mat underneath to catch sweat (and keep the floor from any unnecessary movement). i will embarrasingly admit it took me 3 or 4 sessions to get comfortable on it ... another 3 or 4 to feel confident. it does have the added benefit of working the abs a bit and being portable
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I used to. I had the Kreitler challenger 2.25 rollers
went to smart trainer for more variance, I still use them occasionally.
Which smart trainer are you running?
By chance is it this Wahoo one?
Wahoo Fitness KICKR SNAP Smart Trainer

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i use a nashbar parabolic roller. not a ton of variety, but it certainly gets the job done and folds up to save space. i recommend a heavy duty mat underneath to catch sweat (and keep the floor from any unnecessary movement). i will embarrasingly admit it took me 3 or 4 sessions to get comfortable on it ... another 3 or 4 to feel confident. it does have the added benefit of working the abs a bit and being portable
Thanks for the input! I got this mat to use with my trainer so good on that front already!
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I do like the concepts of rollers of it actually helping you engage your core.
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Old 02-08-2017, 03:35 PM   #7901
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Thoiboi

I have the straight kickr not the snap. it was either that or the Neo Tacx.

I do love the rolllers as you said it does work out the core but you really have to pay attention. I have gone off the edge quite a few times.
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Old 02-08-2017, 03:41 PM   #7902
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I see.. so this one? Wahoo Fitness New KICKR Power Trainer


Although to be honest, I really don't need a trainer/rollers.. I live in Southern California FFS.. I can go out and bike anytime I don't have that pesky "weather" thing to worry about..
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Next question! Computers!!! Thinking about finally jumping on the Garmin Edge bandwagon. Any suggestions?
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that is just the newer version of what i have

edge 820
much better battery life then the 1000.
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that is just the newer version of what i have

edge 820
much better battery life then the 1000.

Interesting issues re: screen input:
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Did you have those difficulties?
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i would do some youtube reviews of the garmin 820 vs the wahoo elemnt. the wahoo may be bulkier, but it seems to work as expected and has tons of features. yes, before the accident, i was doing all my research and was ready to purchase
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the only issues i have had is the touch screen not always accepting inputs and di2 if i use the remote buttons in my hoods when the screen is going to sleep it takes it out of ultratrack mode.
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HOLY CRAP I had no idea Garmin Edge's had di2 integration

This changes everything.. Time to look into this possible investment. Thanks for the tips!!

Also will look into cross-shopping the Wahoo Element.
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i will start physical therapy towards the end of feb. and, in order to celebrate my progression (+ throw in some extra motivation), i signed up for a 6 day cycling camp in tuscon, az! i went with the cycling house (which gets rave reviews) and am all set for feb 27, 2018. i'm mostly independent now, apart from driving, and will be working from home for the next couple of weeks. i won't be on a bike again for another month, nor will i be able to rock climb again for at least 2 more months, but i'm ready for the challenge ahead. BRING IT
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Way to go, keep pushing and I love the goals you set for your self.

After my knee surgery I set a goal to do a century within 6 months. made it in 4.
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Way to go, keep pushing and I love the goals you set for your self.

After my knee surgery I set a goal to do a century within 6 months. made it in 4.
I've had 2 knee surgeries and need a 3rd. knee issues are the worst because they are chronic! KUDOS for your perseverance
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i will start physical therapy towards the end of feb. and, in order to celebrate my progression (+ throw in some extra motivation), i signed up for a 6 day cycling camp in tuscon, az! i went with the cycling house (which gets rave reviews) and am all set for feb 27, 2018. i'm mostly independent now, apart from driving, and will be working from home for the next couple of weeks. i won't be on a bike again for another month, nor will i be able to rock climb again for at least 2 more months, but i'm ready for the challenge ahead. BRING IT
Nice!

Tucson is great in Feb/March. Some good cycling and rock climbing and the weather should be amazing.
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Anyone else use Zwift?
I am having a lot of fun going for the climbing challenge. 50k meters
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Anyone else use Zwift?
I am having a lot of fun going for the climbing challenge. 50k meters
I am holding out for Zlow.
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I just left Performance Bike and was talking to the guy there about Zwift.
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