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Forum: Road Cycling 07-26-16, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 107
Posted By black_box
Make sure that when you torque down the two pinch...

Make sure that when you torque down the two pinch bolts, you alternate between them to bring them up to spec. If you do one bolt to 40 inch pounds (or whatever it may be) and then the other to 40,...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-25-16, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,221
Posted By black_box
New models are up! 2017 TCR and propel. ...

New models are up! 2017 TCR and propel.
https://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/bike-catalogue/series/on-road/7/
Forum: Road Cycling 07-25-16, 08:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 797
Posted By black_box
FYI, flat bars will not give you as many...

FYI, flat bars will not give you as many available hand positions. Consider a bike with bar ends (similar to those on the higher end Sirrus?) or add them later. I've ridden my mountain bike on...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 07-23-16, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By black_box
More answers here: ...

More answers here:
http://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1069553-shoes-wide-feet-summer-2016-edition.html

I'd suggest buying online from somewhere with a good return/exchange policy.
Forum: Foo 07-19-16, 08:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 393
Posted By black_box
Somewhat related... take off your pants and socks...

Somewhat related... take off your pants and socks when you get home. Ceiling fans also work wonders.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-10-16, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 813
Posted By black_box
Do you take the water bottles out for the shot,...

Do you take the water bottles out for the shot, or just drive the bike around looking for photo opportunities? :) This one is my favorite though, showing a better angle of the bike.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-10-16, 09:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,042
Posted By black_box
0.8 really. A 10mm shorter crank will lower the...

0.8 really. A 10mm shorter crank will lower the top of the stroke as well as raise the bottom of the stroke, so you can raise your seat and further open up your position.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-09-16, 02:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,097
Posted By black_box
Michelin, the ones that have a smooth shaft for...

Michelin, the ones that have a smooth shaft for the valve (so it doesn't eat the rubber seal on the pumps).
Forum: Road Cycling 07-07-16, 08:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,042
Posted By black_box
5'6" and 29.5" inseam. I went from 170 to 165...

5'6" and 29.5" inseam. I went from 170 to 165 and won't go back. Look into cyclocross cranks and it might give you more options for finding a shorter crank. 46/36 and an 11-28 cassette works well...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-04-16, 12:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,699
Posted By black_box
Any new info for the Propel? Pictures have been...

Any new info for the Propel? Pictures have been posted up in dealers overseas, but no word in the US. I was hoping for a TdF release, but I guess not.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-03-16, 10:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 910
Posted By black_box
That's backwards. GPS devices don't send...

That's backwards. GPS devices don't send signals, they receive signals from multiple satellites and then triangulate to determine the device location. They're inconsistent because speed is then...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-23-16, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,221
Posted By black_box
TCR disc from Giant: ...

TCR disc from Giant:
https://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/news/article/giant.unveils.all.new.tcr.disc.range/20171/

New "Contend" bike from Giant:...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-22-16, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,221
Posted By black_box
This is likely from the Taiwan market, so the...

This is likely from the Taiwan market, so the specs could be different when introduced in the US:
Propel SLR (maybe not in the US at all): http://www.fusioncycle.com/Propel-SLR.html
Propel...
Forum: Foo 06-18-16, 12:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 514
Posted By black_box
NBA playoffs. Cleveland Cavaliers won game 6, so...

NBA playoffs. Cleveland Cavaliers won game 6, so they're going to game 7 now.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-14-16, 07:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,831
Posted By black_box
My cross crankset at 46/36 with an 11/28 in back...

My cross crankset at 46/36 with an 11/28 in back is great. 46 is easy enough to start from a stop and 36 can be run up to a reasonable cruising speed (it runs out with wind/downhill assistance and...
Forum: Foo 06-12-16, 09:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,461
Posted By black_box
Make his fight on the hill in the early day ...

Make his fight on the hill in the early day
Constant chill deep inside
Shouting gun, on they run through the endless grey
On they fight, for they're right, yes, but who's to say?
For a hill, men...
Forum: Foo 06-09-16, 10:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 611
Posted By black_box
Check amazon, I saw a similar style Kohler model...

Check amazon, I saw a similar style Kohler model as well, but I would think they are standard fit? That's correct on the gaskets, black is the valve-to-tank and red is for the flush valve. I have...
Forum: Foo 06-06-16, 07:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 611
Posted By black_box
That sounds satisfying. Depending on costs,...

That sounds satisfying.

Depending on costs, a cheaper solution may be to replace the flapper with a vertically standing valve. It moves straight up and down onto an O-ring, which extends past the...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 06-05-16, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 789
Posted By black_box
Thank you :) I wasn't sure if my dimensions,...

Thank you :) I wasn't sure if my dimensions, being on the smaller end of the scale, would make the competitive cyclist algorithm come up with something funny. I did feel "higher" on the giant, but...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 06-05-16, 02:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,925
Posted By black_box
In your first picture above, your right foot is...

In your first picture above, your right foot is flat on the ground. Is your butt on the saddle in that picture? if so, you should probably raise your seat post. Because of the angle of the seat...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-31-16, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,221
Posted By black_box
Same deal here, except Propel instead of TCR...

Same deal here, except Propel instead of TCR (both are generally sold out in Small).
Forum: Road Cycling 05-31-16, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By black_box
It looks good for removing things, but doesn't...

It looks good for removing things, but doesn't appear to have a technique different from the crank brothers Speed Lever, which I own. The tire lever above (made by Kool Stop) is orders of magnitude...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 05-28-16, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 789
Posted By black_box
Current bike fit and new bike selection (pics)

So far I've generally self-fit myself to a Fuji cross bike. I'm trying to determine sizing for a proper road bike and maybe adjustments for the Fuji. I do fast/60min rides during the week, 2-4 hour...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-10-16, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By black_box
I started with a round bar on my bike, then got...

I started with a round bar on my bike, then got an FSA wing pro compact bar. Not aero, but comfortable. I recently tried an aero bar on a Giant Propel (contact SLR aero) and it was still...
Forum: Foo 04-18-16, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 465
Posted By black_box
Is your DVD player in a closed cabinet? it may be...

Is your DVD player in a closed cabinet? it may be overheating. Put your hand on it to check at various times during playback. Open the door as a temporary solution, possibly try putting a fan on...
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