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Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,053
Posted By August West

I picked up 3 pair of Darn Tough cycling socks on...

I picked up 3 pair of Darn Tough cycling socks on clearance a few years ago. They come to just above my ankle joint so definitely not cool but they are comfortable an wear like iron. And since I ride...
04-29-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,383
Posted By August West

They used to give out the colorless version of...

They used to give out the colorless version of these at work for safety glasses when going out in the shop. They were one of the few glasses that fit my melon head without causing a lot of pain. I...
04-25-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By August West

No. You have to loosen the 4 screws that secure...

No. You have to loosen the 4 screws that secure the bar clamps to the stem, insert the base and retighten the screws. Make note of your bar position are before loosening the screws so when you...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,565
Posted By August West

For me having the current gear ratio (50-14,...

For me having the current gear ratio (50-14, 34-22 etc.) displayed in my head unit would be enough reason to have the D-Fly unit. It, along with my heart rate are the two fields that I have displayed...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,755
Posted By August West

I like to use the DT Swiss chart as a go by for...

I like to use the DT Swiss chart as a go by for tire and rim dims.

DT Swiss Tire Pressure and Dimension...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,656
Posted By August West

I have an 830 and much prefer the touch-screen...

I have an 830 and much prefer the touch-screen interface over buttons. Previous versions of the touch-screen had some issues I've read but I haven't had any with the 830.
04-08-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By August West

If you don't use Synchro Shift or Semi-Synchro...

If you don't use Synchro Shift or Semi-Synchro Shift you can go into the E-Tube app and tell it you are running larger chainrings and disable Gear Position Control which will then allow you to shift...
04-07-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By August West

Time for a fresh battery?

Time for a fresh battery?
04-05-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By August West

I get years out of my Garmin Premium straps and...

I get years out of my Garmin Premium straps and sweat profusely with plenty of salt. Mine gets rinsed off under running water after each ride but that is more to keep it from getting nasty rather...
03-22-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By August West

Seems to be working for me. Try entering the size...

Seems to be working for me. Try entering the size you want and it will pop up dealers or you can go to "Find in Stores" for more.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,019
Posted By August West

The mountain bike I had put deposit down on last...

The mountain bike I had put deposit down on last July never showed up. The latest estimate as of a few weeks ago was May or June. I got tired of waiting and got my deposit back. If bikes ever become...
03-11-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,485
Posted By August West

I use a product called "buh bump" HRM electrode...

I use a product called "buh bump" HRM electrode cream. I bought a couple of bottles of it in the early 2000's to help with dropouts I was having. Then got away from cycling for a long time. Three...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,261
Posted By August West

Why did you pick the GP5000? It is not known for...

Why did you pick the GP5000? It is not known for being very flat resistant. I ride them an seldom have punctures but that is more the conditions I ride in, not the tire. If you want to stay with...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 866
Posted By August West

I'm in the same boat. My Performance half finger...

I'm in the same boat. My Performance half finger gloves won't make it through the summer I'm sure but they've been great gloves. Just won't wear out even riding almost every day and laundering once a...
03-09-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 921
Posted By August West

Ha. Years. When I was getting back into...

Ha. Years.

When I was getting back into cycling about 2 years ago I decided to pull my hydraulic disc brake pads off to check for wear. While reassembling them I dropped the tiny clip that keeps...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,823
Posted By August West

There is a local rider I see around here from...

There is a local rider I see around here from time to time. Probably 50+, dreads down to the middle of his back, riding vintage equip., doesn't wear cycling clothes, never wears a helmet and rides...
02-21-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,950
Posted By August West

Could have been much worse. Look what happened to...

Could have been much worse. Look what happened to Chris Froome in 2019 when he took his hands off the bars durning a reconnaissance ride for the Critérium du Dauphiné while it was windy.


...
02-19-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,138
Posted By August West

Current Shimano specs are 12-16 N•m.

Current Shimano specs are 12-16 N•m.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By August West

I don't think a seat bag will work in combination...

I don't think a seat bag will work in combination with the light. On my SLR 7 the spare tube, CO2 cartridge, CO2 inflater head & levers go in the downtube storage compartment. I carry a Lezyne Caddy...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,819
Posted By August West

Congratulations. I think you will really enjoy...

Congratulations. I think you will really enjoy the SLR 7. Mine gets ridden almost every day and I love it.

One of the things I've come to really like is the downtube storage compartment for the...
01-23-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,271
Posted By August West

Good luck finding a bike in the current pandemic...

Good luck finding a bike in the current pandemic crisis. Almost all bike shops have very little, if any, new inventory for sale and lead times are astronomical. Like you'll be lucky to get it this...
01-23-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,290
Posted By August West

I called my LBS to yesterday to check on my FS...

I called my LBS to yesterday to check on my FS mtn bike I ordered at the end of July. Still showing a Feb-Apr delivery but I'll be surprised if it gets here by then. He said bikes were trickling in...
01-22-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,092
Posted By August West

:mad:

:mad:
01-22-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By August West

I agree. Additionally, I make trackers in the...

I agree. Additionally, I make trackers in the Gear section and add them to my Dashboard for some the metrics I like to follow.
...
01-20-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,296
Posted By August West

Because the Lezyne patches suck. They stick for...

Because the Lezyne patches suck. They stick for while but then leak eventually. You were the one who mentioned it first and I was agreeing with your post. Park are fine, I've never had a problem with...
01-20-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,296
Posted By August West

I can confirm the Lezyne patches don't last very...

I can confirm the Lezyne patches don't last very long. I've used Park in the past but had developed couple of very slow leaks a month or two ago and had some Lezyne patches I thought I'd try since my...
01-18-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,725
Posted By August West

Bondhus is a top quality tool maker with...

Bondhus is a top quality tool maker with reasonable prices. I'm still using my metric L-wrench set that I purchased in 1989 and used daily for 6 years while setting up and running CNC turning and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,819
Posted By August West

I traded in a 2019 Domane SL6 for a 2020 Domane...

I traded in a 2019 Domane SL6 for a 2020 Domane SLR 7 Project One. After riding the SLR 7 for 11.5 months and about 5000 miles I have absolutely zero regrets and would do it again in a heartbeat. It...
01-16-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,161
Posted By August West

Today's ride which includes 1781' of climbing is...

Today's ride which includes 1781' of climbing is pretty typical. 65.5%/34.5% - big/little.

...
01-13-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 876
Posted By August West

I use a Lezyne Caddy Sack - Small for my flat...

I use a Lezyne Caddy Sack - Small for my flat repair odds & ends that don't fit in my downtube storage and it has worked great for this. Since I rarely need to put on my mask I vacuum sealed it to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,790
Posted By August West

While most of these class action lawsuits are a...

While most of these class action lawsuits are a joke, not all are.

In the mid 90's I able to get all of the polybutylene plumbing ripped out if my house and replaced with copper under a class...
01-09-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,663
Posted By August West

I don't have a problem with my bibs or jerseys...

I don't have a problem with my bibs or jerseys but my Headsweats and sweatbands are different story. In the past I have soaked them in a very dilute solution of bleach which took care of the problem...
01-07-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 932
Posted By August West

20mm should be fine. I like the DT Swiss...

20mm should be fine. I like the DT Swiss tire/wheel chart and 20mm is the sweet spot according to it.

DT Swiss Tire Pressure and Dimension...
01-07-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,787
Posted By August West

Exactly. After going over 5000 miles without...

Exactly.

After going over 5000 miles without an issue, over the last few months of 2020 I had 3 small punctures due to my tires wearing down (since replaced). One on the road and 2 slow leaks...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,125
Posted By August West

I canceled my gym membership in March (just...

I canceled my gym membership in March (just before they shut them all down here) so ended up riding just about every day. Plus, during the summer I decided to increase my normal ride length so ended...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 18,701
Posted By August West

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2900 mile increase over 2019. This year my goal is...
12-30-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,490
Posted By August West

Ghost shift? Freehub/wheel worn and...

Ghost shift?

Freehub/wheel worn and momentarily lost lock-up?
12-26-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 12,273
Posted By August West

Some of the descents around here are pretty...

Some of the descents around here are pretty straight with a few gentle curves and little traffic so I tend to just let it run usually. The day I hit 59.8 mph I had battled an awful headwind all the...
12-25-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,267
Posted By August West

I have a similar issue where it is very difficult...

I have a similar issue where it is very difficult to clip out with my left foot while riding so I almost always unclip my right foot. If I have to clip out my left foot while moving I twist in also....
12-24-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,666
Posted By August West

4545 miles 425,013 feet of climbing 201,928...

4545 miles
425,013 feet of climbing
201,928 calories burned
12-19-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 16,054
Posted By August West

From April when I stopped going to the gym until...

From April when I stopped going to the gym until today.

102 miles/week.
9475 feet/week climbing.
12-19-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 24,088
Posted By August West

I'm on pace to hit about 4650 miles this year @...

I'm on pace to hit about 4650 miles this year @ 93.4 ft/mi.

The first 3 months of the year I split time between the gym and riding. When COVID hit I switched to all cycling and hope to exceed 5000...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,379
Posted By August West

I have 28mm Michelin Pro4 Endurance mounted on...

I have 28mm Michelin Pro4 Endurance mounted on the factory Aeolus wheels and 32mm GP 5000's on my November wheels. Most of the time I have the 32's on since the majority of the roads I ride on aren't...
12-15-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,363
Posted By August West

All my bikes that came with Shimano Hyd disc...

All my bikes that came with Shimano Hyd disc brakes came with caliper pad spacers to keep this from happening.
...
12-09-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,420
Posted By August West

https://axs.sram.com/guides/tire/pressure ...

https://axs.sram.com/guides/tire/pressure

https://www.schwalbe.com/en/pressureprof
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 20,013
Views: 4,377,213
Posted By August West

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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11-20-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,724
Posted By August West

I never was either until last year while on a...

I never was either until last year while on a descent the aftermarket adapter on my Cateye Volt 700 snapped in two while going over a cattle guard and dumped the light on the road at 35 mph.
11-19-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,724
Posted By August West

Agree with the tether. Since it comes with the...

Agree with the tether. Since it comes with the 830 I use it religiously in case the mount decides to break on one of the many rough roads I ride. I figure why not, it only takes a few seconds to use,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,019
Posted By August West

I'm going to check with my LBS tomorrow and see...

I'm going to check with my LBS tomorrow and see what the P1 Mtb lead times are.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,019
Posted By August West

I wish you hadn't posted that:lol: Now you...

I wish you hadn't posted that:lol:

Now you got me thinking about doing the same. Although I really didn't want to spend that much money I could get it to go along with them P1 Domane SLR 7 I...
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