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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-13-16, 05:39 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,481
Posted By jmess
Disc brake evolution continues

Didn't take very long
http://http://www.bikerumor.com/2016/05/13/tred-solves-dangerous-disc-brake-rotor-problem-pro-peloton/...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-27-16, 05:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,971
Posted By jmess
2017 Domane SLR is a new design and IMHO is...

2017 Domane SLR is a new design and IMHO is currently the better all around bike for road and gravel. I have a 2014 Synapse HiMod disc that I really like but would get the Domane today (accepts...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-31-16, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By jmess
Thanks for sharing DXchulo. I hit some ice and...

Thanks for sharing DXchulo. I hit some ice and broke my left hip on 12/30/15. I have the same type of pin and rod repair but the rod extends down to just above my knee. I am in recovery week 5 now...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-09-15, 02:39 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,597
Posted By jmess
The cards provide a small gap between the brake...

The cards provide a small gap between the brake pads and the rotor which should help center the caliper over the rotor.

Something I found that can help is rotating the wheel until you hear the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-02-15, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 792
Posted By jmess
If you want have questions about Di2 component...

If you want have questions about Di2 component and firmware compatibility this is a great site.
CarltonBale.com Shimano Ultegra and Dura-Ace Di2 Electronic Shifting ? Everything You Need to Know...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-22-15, 03:27 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,767
Posted By jmess
Nonconformist

Too bad Camelbak stopped making the more road focused SLX/Charge based packs. They sit higher on your back so you can reach your back pockets easier. They also had some vent type groves that help...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-11-15, 06:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,760
Posted By jmess
Ride your current bike with an extra full 24oz...

Ride your current bike with an extra full 24oz water bottle in a cage or jersey pocket if you feel slower then get the lighter bike.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-28-15, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,940
Posted By jmess
I have a used RD6670 that I took off when I...

I have a used RD6670 that I took off when I converted to 11-speed. PM me if interested.
Forum: Road Cycling 03-13-15, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By jmess
If you purchased from the US they had a some...

If you purchased from the US they had a some containers that got hung up with shipping and weather. I got my order late last week. Have you checked the status of your order on the website or sent...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-06-15, 08:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,618
Posted By jmess
Tool

Some of you may have seen this tool to calculate chain length?
Chain Length Calculator (http://www.machinehead-software.co.uk/bike/chain_length/chain_length_calculator.html)
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-02-15, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By jmess
FYI Shimano doesn't recommend using automotive...

FYI Shimano doesn't recommend using automotive brake clearner, they recommend using denatured alcohol for cleaning. I have been using windex glass cleaner on the pads and rotors.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-02-15, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By jmess
Shimano BR785 road disc brake pad squeal (organic vs metallic)

Do the Shimano BR785 road disc brake metallic pads squeal less in the rain than the organics? BTW my organic pads are well bedded in and brake performance is excellent other than some intermittent...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 08-06-14, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 894
Posted By jmess
To avoid the crowds of the BP you might consider...

To avoid the crowds of the BP you might consider the Covered Bridge Tour. Pretty easy ride in general.

CBBT (http://www.mvbc.com/event-CBBT.html)
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-30-14, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,593
Posted By jmess
From what I found when I asked a similar question...

From what I found when I asked a similar question a Stages PM works the same no matter what crank it is attached to. It is measuring the flex of the crank arm it is glued to and the rest of the crank...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-25-14, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By jmess
All three of the GFs I have done this year have...

All three of the GFs I have done this year have been competitive for those who wanted to compete. The pace of the lead groups quickly drop folks that aren't interested in their finishing time. So if...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-17-14, 05:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,554
Posted By jmess
Seems like like a reasonable price. I have a 2013...

Seems like like a reasonable price. I have a 2013 Oltre XR and would have a hard time letting it go for that price. Building your own usually gives you the parts you want at often the same or less...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-17-14, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,240
Posted By jmess
I have been thinking of getting a CGR post for my...

I have been thinking of getting a CGR post for my gravel grinder. You can purchase adapters to fit different/larger seat post holes.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-02-14, 05:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,459
Posted By jmess
1000+ miles and a pretty intense 117 mile grand...

1000+ miles and a pretty intense 117 mile grand fondo this weekend and my 6770 FD continues to shift and trim my 11-speed chain without any problems. My only guess at the diff would be the 6870 FD...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-31-14, 09:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,459
Posted By jmess
You don't need a new FD. The 6670 FD works fine...

You don't need a new FD. The 6670 FD works fine with 11-Speed. The 10-speed crank will also work with the 11 speed chain.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-26-14, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 746
Posted By jmess
No issue with steel. Ceramic should produce very...

No issue with steel. Ceramic should produce very slightly less friction as the crank rotates which isn't something I personally worry about.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-21-14, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 746
Posted By jmess
Yep do it right the first time and have no...

Yep do it right the first time and have no worries about future creaks and squeaks. My Praxis BB30 replacement has been on the bike for over 3500 miles now.
Forum: Training & Nutrition 05-12-14, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,306
Posted By jmess
This thread is timely, I am going in for one on...

This thread is timely, I am going in for one on Wednesday and was wondering how much recovery time I should plan for. I was thinking I could do a medium effort/distance ride on Friday. That would be...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 03-29-14, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 991
Posted By jmess
I did it in Sep 2012 on a Cross bike with 32x700...

I did it in Sep 2012 on a Cross bike with 32x700 tires. Not a bad ride. The gravel road is a little rough on the descent. There is a cool waterfall toward the end of the descent. The road was a...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-15-14, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By jmess
Shimano Dura Ace 9000 C24s. You can find them for...

Shimano Dura Ace 9000 C24s. You can find them for 750-800.
Forum: Training & Nutrition 03-05-14, 06:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 928
Posted By jmess
When I had braces on I was able to eat bars by...

When I had braces on I was able to eat bars by cutting them up to 1/8th bite size pieces. That way you are able to use your back teeth to chew. I also tried to slush water around in my mouth several...
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