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Forum: Road Cycling 09-01-13, 01:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,907
Posted By jfu
Finally I got a good deal on 3.5, so I took this...

Finally I got a good deal on 3.5, so I took this one.

Thanks for all your replies.
Forum: Road Cycling 08-27-13, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,907
Posted By jfu
In my case, the 3.1 is now reduced, so that it's...

In my case, the 3.1 is now reduced, so that it's about $100 more expensive than the 2.3; I wasn't even considering buying a carbon bike until I saw this deal.
So the question here is whether should...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-27-13, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,907
Posted By jfu
Trek Madone 2.3 vs Madone 3.1

Hi,

I plan to buy my first road bike (so far I've been riding a spec tricross with road tires). I can get for very similar price the Trek Madone 2.3 or Madone 3.1:...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-06-13, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By jfu
yes, pavement. The rim is 622x15, and I'm 75kg :)

yes, pavement. The rim is 622x15, and I'm 75kg :)
Forum: Road Cycling 05-06-13, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By jfu
Choosing the appropriate tire width

I plan to use my cyclocross bike for road cycling. In particular, I'll start in a triathlon, where I'll need to do 45km on the bike. I would like to maintain the speed of 30km/h throughout the race....
Forum: Triathlon 05-02-13, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 864
Posted By jfu
Thanks for all the replies. Just to get an idea:...

Thanks for all the replies. Just to get an idea: how much shoud I expect to benefit just from changing the tires? i.e. let's assume that at my best I can do the 45 km within 1h30min on my current set...
Forum: Triathlon 04-20-13, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 864
Posted By jfu
Upgrading wheels for triathlon

Hello,

I plan to participate in my first triathlon this summer. This will be a 1/4 Ironman, which includes 45km of cycling. I have a Specialized tricross sport bike (2012) upgraded to 105...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-12-12, 03:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,273
Posted By jfu
There are some:) You can get the major bike...

There are some:) You can get the major bike brands like Trek, Giant, Specialized etc., but the choice of models is much smaller than in US (e.g. I couldn't get Spec Tricross or Trek Portland). It is...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-12-12, 01:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,273
Posted By jfu
thank you all for your responses. I've ordered...

thank you all for your responses. I've ordered now these ones http://www.dotbike.com/p/4193

Now I'll spend some time to learn how to adjust the brakes and hopefully I'll get some improvement after...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-12-12, 04:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,273
Posted By jfu
to be even more confused, I was advised this time...

to be even more confused, I was advised this time to get just dura replacement pads http://www.dotbike.com/p/3109
as they should fit into my current shoes. Is this the best option to go?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-12-12, 02:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,273
Posted By jfu
I've managed to cancel my order. So now I may...

I've managed to cancel my order. So now I may order the correct ones:)

The pads that are on the bike now look like these:...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-12-12, 12:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,273
Posted By jfu
I got confused now: would the eagle 2 (that I've...

I got confused now: would the eagle 2 (that I've already ordered) work with the CR 720, or as AEO says, I've wasted money?

And about the current brake setting: there is no way of lifting the rear...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-11-12, 06:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,273
Posted By jfu
thanks for all the responses, just to be...

thanks for all the responses,

just to be 100% sure: I should buy the Kool Stop Salmon Eagle 2 pads, right?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-11-12, 05:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,273
Posted By jfu
I'm using road brake levers (shimano 105). ...

I'm using road brake levers (shimano 105).

I'll try the kool stop salmon pads.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-11-12, 04:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,273
Posted By jfu
thanks for the response. Which pads would...

thanks for the response.

Which pads would you recommend for these brakes?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-11-12, 02:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,273
Posted By jfu
Tektro CR-720 cantilevers: poor stopping power

Hello,
I've recently bought a specialized tricross sport, fitted with tektro CR-720 cantilever brakes. I've noticed that the stopping power (or, in other words, the distance that I need to stop the...
Forum: Commuting 12-10-11, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By jfu
this deal looks really nice, but I'm not sure if...

this deal looks really nice, but I'm not sure if 52t is not too much for me (mu current bike has 48t only)
Forum: Commuting 12-10-11, 03:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By jfu
Thanks for the replies. I'm considering the...

Thanks for the replies.

I'm considering the 105 (probably 5703). I just wanted to be sure if there is nothing significantly better (and lighter) for the same price. I'm not familiar with products...
Forum: Commuting 12-09-11, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By jfu
Light triple crankset

Hi,

which triple crankset would you recommend? I'd prefer a 50-39-30 configuration. I'm looking for something light and durable... I'll use it with 105 derailleurs (3x10)

my budget is about...
Forum: Commuting 11-28-11, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,140
Posted By jfu
I'm 165 lbs, so I thought about 32 (or even 28...

I'm 165 lbs, so I thought about 32 (or even 28 front/32 rear) spokes rather than 36. Does anyone has some experience with Mavic open sport / open pro with a wide tyre (700c x 32 or even 700c x 35)?
...
Forum: Commuting 11-28-11, 05:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,140
Posted By jfu
thanks for all the responses. I'll try first the...

thanks for all the responses. I'll try first the wheelset supplied with the bike.

About the 105 upgrade - I don't like the Sora shifters, the downshift in the 105 ones seem much more compfortable.
Forum: Commuting 11-26-11, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,140
Posted By jfu
good wheels for commuting that will be suitable also for touring

Hello,

I'm buying a Spec tricross sport:

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCProduct.jsp?spid=62013&scid=1101&scname=Road

which I plan to use as a commuter and tourer. I want to do...
Forum: Touring 08-10-11, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 826
Posted By jfu
would they really change me the wheels for some...

would they really change me the wheels for some 32 spoke ones? (note the disk brakes; I'm not sure trek has any model with 32 spokes and these brakes)


I'd like to try now a bike with drop...
Forum: Touring 08-10-11, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 826
Posted By jfu
Touring on a Trek Portland

Hello,

I consider buying next year the Trek Portland, for both commuting and touring. By touring I mean one trip a year, 7 - 15 days (700 - 1500 kms), over asphalt roads. Except of this I do...
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