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Ultra AL
04-29-2014, 01:58 PM
CaveMan came in a couple weeks ago ready to pick up a road bike and start putting down some serious miles under his own power. We talked about budget, needs, bike style, etc. and decided on a 2014 Giant Defy 2. It came in yesterday, so I got to work this morning getting him ready to ride.

Here she is outta the box:
http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr215/chboxer/Harley/TWM/8FAD641E-D341-4234-B002-1E59A2D89275.jpg (http://s485.photobucket.com/user/chboxer/media/Harley/TWM/8FAD641E-D341-4234-B002-1E59A2D89275.jpg.html)

Getting her unpacked:
http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr215/chboxer/Harley/TWM/8188135E-B3B4-46AD-81CB-B8AC615DCED1.jpg (http://s485.photobucket.com/user/chboxer/media/Harley/TWM/8188135E-B3B4-46AD-81CB-B8AC615DCED1.jpg.html)

Carbon fork for lightweight and some shock absorption:
http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr215/chboxer/Harley/TWM/0A4D3188-DBF5-43AC-8C79-482DA78B6200.jpg (http://s485.photobucket.com/user/chboxer/media/Harley/TWM/0A4D3188-DBF5-43AC-8C79-482DA78B6200.jpg.html)

I told CaveMan I'd only use the hammer 'gently': :lmao:
http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr215/chboxer/Harley/TWM/9F92D19E-54D5-4E06-AA10-D5C3101402FB.jpg (http://s485.photobucket.com/user/chboxer/media/Harley/TWM/9F92D19E-54D5-4E06-AA10-D5C3101402FB.jpg.html)

Truing up the front wheel:
http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr215/chboxer/Harley/TWM/49BAEB2F-3D33-4976-839B-1786AE9B1D55.jpg (http://s485.photobucket.com/user/chboxer/media/Harley/TWM/49BAEB2F-3D33-4976-839B-1786AE9B1D55.jpg.html)

That seat is a beauty:
http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr215/chboxer/Harley/TWM/24B615A8-072F-4641-BB5C-42BBECC5F321.jpg (http://s485.photobucket.com/user/chboxer/media/Harley/TWM/24B615A8-072F-4641-BB5C-42BBECC5F321.jpg.html)

Going clipless on the pedals. Watch out CaveMan!
http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr215/chboxer/Harley/TWM/E4DD6CBF-7579-4193-9529-11E3B27F33AD.jpg (http://s485.photobucket.com/user/chboxer/media/Harley/TWM/E4DD6CBF-7579-4193-9529-11E3B27F33AD.jpg.html)

Gotta adjust the hubs:
http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr215/chboxer/Harley/TWM/6D5430F7-30B3-44DD-806D-60674DFD8B1C.jpg (http://s485.photobucket.com/user/chboxer/media/Harley/TWM/6D5430F7-30B3-44DD-806D-60674DFD8B1C.jpg.html)

9 Speed rear cassette:
http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr215/chboxer/Harley/TWM/67C20C2B-3739-4C50-BF94-26657E3E4BED.jpg (http://s485.photobucket.com/user/chboxer/media/Harley/TWM/67C20C2B-3739-4C50-BF94-26657E3E4BED.jpg.html)

Front Brake adjustment:
http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr215/chboxer/Harley/TWM/0C586538-F616-42C0-ADFC-8392CCBBB834.jpg (http://s485.photobucket.com/user/chboxer/media/Harley/TWM/0C586538-F616-42C0-ADFC-8392CCBBB834.jpg.html)

Handlebar Swap to make his ClipOns work:
http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr215/chboxer/Harley/TWM/A350B3B5-91D4-4022-A0DF-D88C3DA50589.jpg (http://s485.photobucket.com/user/chboxer/media/Harley/TWM/A350B3B5-91D4-4022-A0DF-D88C3DA50589.jpg.html)

New Bars installed:
http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr215/chboxer/Harley/TWM/EEAC13F9-6571-4EAB-810C-9205BA6ED913.jpg (http://s485.photobucket.com/user/chboxer/media/Harley/TWM/EEAC13F9-6571-4EAB-810C-9205BA6ED913.jpg.html)

Gotta have the clip ons if you're gonna go fast!
http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr215/chboxer/Harley/TWM/BF6B9235-92C6-41C1-9D34-EFA571F82582.jpg (http://s485.photobucket.com/user/chboxer/media/Harley/TWM/BF6B9235-92C6-41C1-9D34-EFA571F82582.jpg.html)

Here she is, just waiting for Cave to come pick her up:
http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr215/chboxer/Harley/TWM/09332300-755F-4EA2-A98D-656DEACBE0BD.jpg (http://s485.photobucket.com/user/chboxer/media/Harley/TWM/09332300-755F-4EA2-A98D-656DEACBE0BD.jpg.html)

The finishing touch:
http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr215/chboxer/Harley/TWM/E0CCF71F-9A2A-4766-9C7A-BC4AC2D397D0.jpg (http://s485.photobucket.com/user/chboxer/media/Harley/TWM/E0CCF71F-9A2A-4766-9C7A-BC4AC2D397D0.jpg.html)

Hope you love it CaveMan! :rockwoot:

RedneckMedic
04-29-2014, 02:02 PM
If you enjoy cycling cave my bro does lots of rides though out the year if you ever need company I might even borrow his and ride with you.

Moesride
04-29-2014, 03:13 PM
Very nice! Now make sure you ride it.

Mudpuppy
04-29-2014, 03:16 PM
I need to get in and get an Ultra Al bike. We have a riding club here at work. I need the exercise - bad.

Kosher
04-29-2014, 04:39 PM
When is the engine going in?

Klimoman
04-29-2014, 05:28 PM
That seat would be butt floss for me.... Just saying....

Ultra AL
04-29-2014, 05:43 PM
Cave just picked it up. Fits him like a glove, and no butt floss on the seat Klimo.

Gas Man
04-29-2014, 07:34 PM
I saw it in person a bit ago... real real nice... Al you have outdone yourself.

junkyardjon
04-29-2014, 11:15 PM
that sure is purdy!!!
what do you have on the clearance rack? LOL

detdrbuzzard
04-30-2014, 05:01 AM
is this going to lead to a TWM bicycle day
nice bike cave, be carefull with the clipless pedals

horrorbusiness
04-30-2014, 07:38 AM
I'm sure he wants to be hammered hard.
Why no disk brakes ?

Ultra AL
04-30-2014, 08:06 AM
Why no disk brakes ?

Disc brakes are great on mountain and even adventure hybrid bikes. The only road bikes they generally come on are Cross Bikes , which are really 'off road' road bikes. Disc brakes weigh more than the good caliper counterparts found on road bikes, and unless you are doing loaded touring in the mountains, don't really offer much of a performance advantage.

horrorbusiness
04-30-2014, 08:08 AM
Disc brakes are great on mountain and even adventure hybrid bikes. The only road bikes they generally come on are Cross Bikes , which are really 'off road' road bikes. Disc brakes weigh more than the good caliper counterparts found on road bikes, and unless you are doing loaded touring in the mountains, don't really offer much of a performance advantage.

Cave seems reckless, lets just remove them.

bombdog
04-30-2014, 08:16 AM
Sweet I moved my bike last week she needs some TLC.

Gas Man
04-30-2014, 12:49 PM
Cave seems reckless, lets just remove them.

:lmao: This!

Dagnabit
04-30-2014, 05:19 PM
I need to get out more this year. Ive only managed 50 miles on mine so far this season, usually i have at least a few hundred on it by now. Weather just never seems to cooperate when i have a day off.

leebo
04-30-2014, 06:25 PM
I need a bicycle do they still make the old 1 speed, Like the old western flyers?

Ultra AL
04-30-2014, 07:22 PM
I need a bicycle do they still make the old 1 speed, Like the old western flyers?

Indeed they do Lee. I sell a ton of those old school rides!

Moesride
04-30-2014, 09:07 PM
I need a bicycle do they still make the old 1 speed, Like the old western flyers?
Now your speaking my language Lee. My style of bike for sure.
Been riding my bike quite a bit over the winter. Now that were back downriver, my wifey thinks people driving by me while I'm on my bicycle are wondering how that dumbass ( referring to myself) lost his license, how many DUIs I have or some sort of court punishment that has left me peddling a bicycle when its 20* out. She had me laughing on this one.
Love my bicycle and bicycling!!! No matter how hot or cold.

leebo
04-30-2014, 09:27 PM
Now your speaking my language Lee. My style of bike for sure.Been riding my bike quite a bit over the winter. Now that were back downriver, my wifey thinks people driving by me while I'm on my bicycle are wondering how that dumbass ( referring to myself) lost his license, how many DUIs I have or some sort of court punishment that has left me peddling a bicycle when its 20* out. She had me laughing on this one. Love my bicycle and bicycling!!! No matter how hot or cold.im gonna have to get to Als shop I used to ride all the time.

Gas Man
04-30-2014, 11:29 PM
Now your speaking my language Lee. My style of bike for sure.
Been riding my bike quite a bit over the winter. Now that were back downriver, my wifey thinks people driving by me while I'm on my bicycle are wondering how that dumbass ( referring to myself) lost his license, how many DUIs I have or some sort of court punishment that has left me peddling a bicycle when its 20* out. She had me laughing on this one.
Love my bicycle and bicycling!!! No matter how hot or cold.

shes probably somewhat correct. :lol:

Mad Dog
05-01-2014, 04:50 PM
We will need a video of the first ride. Full or half helmet?

junkyardjon
05-01-2014, 06:30 PM
spandex.....

Mad Dog
05-03-2014, 12:15 PM
No please!!!

Caveman
05-05-2014, 10:13 AM
Well, I did my first "Big" ride this past Sunday. I know, I know, I missed TWC but this is not that often of an event. Rode in the Metro Grand Spring Tour got to the Willow park registration around 0800 and got on the road by 0830 after getting geared up and registered. The MGST has three different lengths to the tour 25, 45, and 62. I'm just a rookie and not in the best shape, so I went for the 25 and that was a push for me. I was exhausted and that seat, while it is purdy, does take some getting used to, even with the padded shorts.
I have noted one major problem though, with no suspension and using the clipless pedals every bump is transferred directly from the 125psi tires through the aluminum frame directly into my ass. I was sore even with the shorts. Oh well, gotta build up some callus or lose some weight. Hopefully that later happens first. lol

Ultra AL
05-05-2014, 05:03 PM
Cave - you did great. It definitely takes awhile to toughen up the seat area. You'll get there.

Thanks for your help packing & loading all my equipment afterward, and for the burger. I'm glad you enjoyed the first 'real ride' of the season on your new steed.

(And Jon - look, no spandex!)

http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr215/chboxer/Harley/TWM/B46B436C-333B-457D-95BF-0333B1911E16.jpg (http://s485.photobucket.com/user/chboxer/media/Harley/TWM/B46B436C-333B-457D-95BF-0333B1911E16.jpg.html)

RedneckMedic
05-05-2014, 11:13 PM
Good job. Now how many pancakes did you eat.

Al my bro said you helped him with a flat. He said thanks.

Gas Man
05-06-2014, 12:16 AM
Well, I did my first "Big" ride this past Sunday. I know, I know, I missed TWC but this is not that often of an event. Rode in the Metro Grand Spring Tour got to the Willow park registration around 0800 and got on the road by 0830 after getting geared up and registered. The MGST has three different lengths to the tour 25, 45, and 62. I'm just a rookie and not in the best shape, so I went for the 25 and that was a push for me. I was exhausted and that seat, while it is purdy, does take some getting used to, even with the padded shorts.
I have noted one major problem though, with no suspension and using the clipless pedals every bump is transferred directly from the 125psi tires through the aluminum frame directly into my ass. I was sore even with the shorts. Oh well, gotta build up some callus or lose some weight. Hopefully that later happens first. lol

The stiffness of the alum frame is what Norm said you would notice. But a full on carbon would be way more costly.

Glad to hear it went ok.

Ultra AL
05-06-2014, 07:19 AM
Good job. Now how many pancakes did you eat.

Al my bro said you helped him with a flat. He said thanks.

Glad to do it!

Ultra AL
05-06-2014, 07:51 AM
The stiffness of the alum frame is what Norm said you would notice. But a full on carbon would be way more costly.

Yea, Cave & I talked about carbon, but it just wasn't in the budget this time. Once his rear end toughens up, he'll be alright.

Gas Man
05-07-2014, 01:03 AM
Yea, Cave & I talked about carbon, but it just wasn't in the budget this time. Once his rear end toughens up, he'll be alright.


There's a comment there.. but I'll leave it for someone else... :lol:

Caveman
05-12-2014, 07:39 PM
well, Gas, when you get out there and start riding with us you will be able to see exactly what we mean. Now that Al got a new one we can have a crew go out in the evenings for summer time. not sure but I am gonna try the Helluva ride and one down in the Toledo area.

Gas Man
05-12-2014, 08:55 PM
Go on with your self. I'm not in this one. I got too many hobbies as it is now.

Moesride
05-12-2014, 09:44 PM
Love to ride with you guys but I'm thinking I may cramp your style with me on my flat black geezer glide and you boys on your fancy shining race bikes.....

Ultra AL
05-12-2014, 09:54 PM
Here's my new ride. A 2014 Trek Madone 4.3 full carbon bike. First pic is a stock photo. The other 2 are the actual bike.

http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr215/chboxer/Harley/TWM/Madone43.jpg (http://s485.photobucket.com/user/chboxer/media/Harley/TWM/Madone43.jpg.html)

http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr215/chboxer/Harley/TWM/97D3C7A4-8FFF-45E7-9A01-A26235B773C2.jpg (http://s485.photobucket.com/user/chboxer/media/Harley/TWM/97D3C7A4-8FFF-45E7-9A01-A26235B773C2.jpg.html)

http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr215/chboxer/Harley/TWM/5C31DE52-D0F3-4E15-860B-4CAE1CDCF6D9.jpg (http://s485.photobucket.com/user/chboxer/media/Harley/TWM/5C31DE52-D0F3-4E15-860B-4CAE1CDCF6D9.jpg.html)

Gas Man
05-13-2014, 08:26 AM
full carbon is the only way to go when rolling on those little 125 psi tires!

Moesride
05-13-2014, 01:40 PM
She's a beauty Al! :dthumb:

Thruxtonbill
05-13-2014, 01:47 PM
That is cool.

Kosher
05-14-2014, 05:40 AM
Al, you should sell these, woot. Prolly would solve Cave's tushy problems. :)

http://www.cnet.com/news/aerofex-hoverbike-headed-for-market-in-2017/

Mudpuppy
05-20-2014, 01:10 PM
My uncle just called me last week and told me he had prostate cancer. He was saying that men that bicycle a lot are at a higher risk. I would assume, haven't researched much yet, that if you were to do a 25 mile ride or something you should take frequent breaks and get off the bike - that would probably help minimize the risk. Also he was saying he knows a guy that swears by iodine. Looked into that a little bit:

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/08/20/prostate-cancer-treatment-choices.aspx

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/06/29/iodine-deficiency-risk.aspx

https://w3.newsmax.com/LP/Health/DRB/Brownstein-Iodine

Gas Man
05-20-2014, 01:46 PM
Any function that hits you in your soft spot down there, could lead to prostate cancer. Same was said to career fork lift drivers in warehouses.

Ultra AL
05-20-2014, 02:17 PM
My uncle just called me last week and told me he had prostate cancer. He was saying that men that bicycle a lot are at a higher risk. I would assume, haven't researched much yet, that if you were to do a 25 mile ride or something you should take frequent breaks and get off the bike - that would probably help minimize the risk. Also he was saying he knows a guy that swears by iodine. Looked into that a little bit:

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/08/20/prostate-cancer-treatment-choices.aspx

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/06/29/iodine-deficiency-risk.aspx

https://w3.newsmax.com/LP/Health/DRB/Brownstein-Iodine

There may be some increase in prostate cancer, but I believe that happens in cyclists who ride over 10,000 miles a year for several years. There is increased PSA measurement with cyclists, and many doctors are sending patients for prostate treatment they don't really need because of it.

http://www.netwellness.org/healthtopics/prostate/box2.cfm#h

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9110824/Cycling-increases-warning-signs-of-prostate-cancer.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9110824/Cycling-increases-warning-signs-of-prostate-cancer.html)

RedneckMedic
05-20-2014, 03:17 PM
There may be some increase in prostate cancer, but I believe that happens in cyclists who ride over 10,000 miles a year for several years. There is increased PSA measurement with cyclists, and many doctors are sending patients for prostate treatment they don't really need because of it.http://www.netwellness.org/healthtopics/prostate/box2.cfm#hhttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9110824/Cycling-increases-warning-signs-of-prostate-cancer.htmlApparently I read your first link in context because I read it as "nut wellness" haha

Ultra AL
05-20-2014, 05:21 PM
Apparently I read your first link in context because I read it as "nut wellness" haha

Gotta have nut wellness Medic!

Mudpuppy
05-21-2014, 09:53 AM
Interesting info Al. Good to know.

Dagnabit
05-22-2014, 06:30 AM
Nice ride Al. Ive thought about going with a regular road bike, but ive rode commuter/hybrid style bikes for so long im not sure how much id like giving up my fatter tires and front suspension.

leebo
05-22-2014, 08:56 AM
I cant find a bike around here been lookin for an old school 1 speed cruiser, Been told not to buy one at the bigbog store they are not really schwinn? The bike stores want me to buy a $500 bike and they only have one style one color so no choices.

Ultra AL
05-22-2014, 10:15 AM
Come see me in Lincoln Park, Lee. We sell all kinds of cruisers, single speed, 3 speed, 7 speed. And they aren't that toy store, big box crap! They are real bikes!

Gas Man
05-22-2014, 10:34 AM
Sounds like lee needs a Detroit bike.

leebo
05-22-2014, 11:06 AM
Come see me in Lincoln Park, Lee. We sell all kinds of cruisers, single speed, 3 speed, 7 speed. And they aren't that toy store, big box crap! They are real bikes!looks like that is wat im gonna do i will give u a headsup b4 i do.the wife is keepin me busy since i retired.