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Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-18, 09:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By HiBoost

I've been slow moving on my build due to travel...

I've been slow moving on my build due to travel but I'm finally getting things together now. I mounted the first IRC on the rear 4.5 and OMG, I cannot believe how hard it was to get on the rim. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-18, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By HiBoost

That all sounds good... I'm 6'4" and 190lbs so I...

That all sounds good... I'm 6'4" and 190lbs so I had checked with ENVE previously to make sure these wouldn't require a "clydesdale" build or anything like that. He said they were good up to 290lbs...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-18, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By HiBoost

Awesome, thanks! My only tubeless experience...

Awesome, thanks!

My only tubeless experience so far is on the Sequoia with the 35c gravel kings at 33/38 F/R psi. It is crazy how smooth and quick it rolls. I average 17 or so riding that and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-18, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By HiBoost

Seattle, what air pressure do you run in your...

Seattle, what air pressure do you run in your IRCs? I've read some reviews suggesting they need a little more pressure, like 100psi or they feel "flat". The 4.5 ARs of course say 80psi is the max,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-18, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By HiBoost

if you wouldn't mind double checking the specific...

if you wouldn't mind double checking the specific model tire, and size, in the next few days I'd really appreciate it. Sounds like we have similar goals and the same wheels so I'd like to start with...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-18, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By HiBoost

Yeah like I said this is definitely the fly in...

Yeah like I said this is definitely the fly in the ointment on the 4.5 ARs in my mind. I definitely want to *try* various tubeless tires, but I don't want to be stuck with them if I can't find good...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-18, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By HiBoost

I think you must have the only one in North...

I think you must have the only one in North America lol... I have read your past posts when you got the bike so it was good to hear your thoughts were favorable. I went ahead with the C5 + ENVE...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-18, 12:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By HiBoost

Focus Paralane vs Cervelo C5

I'm trying to decide between these two without being able to ride either (size 61 riders don't often find what they want in stock 'round here!). This is further made difficult by the relative lack...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-18, 04:17 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,771
Posted By HiBoost

Honestly the 52/36 crank can be sold on ebay for...

Honestly the 52/36 crank can be sold on ebay for $180-$200 and you can buy a new 50/34 for $210-$220, so you are only out like $50 after fees and some time... definitely shouldn't derail a $4k bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-18, 09:04 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,771
Posted By HiBoost

Just a couple things to add for anyone looking at...

Just a couple things to add for anyone looking at the SLX... contrary to what several internet posts claim, Canyon USA will *not* let you swap the cockpit for a different size after the purchase. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-18, 12:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,771
Posted By HiBoost

Sorry to hear that man... Best of luck in the...

Sorry to hear that man... Best of luck in the job search!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-18, 08:43 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,771
Posted By HiBoost

Which model did you end up going with? And did...

Which model did you end up going with? And did you have a good overall Canyon experience? I'm debating between the same two models myself. Honestly I'd get the main thing I'm sour on with the SL...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-17, 09:41 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,507
Posted By HiBoost

I'm a mediocre cyclist, so without question some...

I'm a mediocre cyclist, so without question some of you are going to be strong enough to do things I just can't. But I still say there's no free lunch. More gears = more likelihood of staying in...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-17, 08:49 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,507
Posted By HiBoost

I think that's fair on both accounts. Most of...

I think that's fair on both accounts. Most of them run a 48T chainring which cracks me up even more being so close to the 50 on my compact. I refer to riding in my big ring as my simulated 1x mode...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-17, 10:57 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,507
Posted By HiBoost

I'm relieved to see so many of you who are also...

I'm relieved to see so many of you who are also not buying into the 1x for road craze. Half of my buddies around here have converted and talk down to me like I'm some kind of luddite. Then we go...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-17, 09:27 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,703
Posted By HiBoost

I realize OP already made his selection, but just...

I realize OP already made his selection, but just "for the archives" I'll chime in to say that after 11 years my prescription Oakleys are still doing great. In that time, however, I have developed a...
Forum: Touring
10-21-16, 01:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,622
Posted By HiBoost

Yes, Elite and Expert both have the same steel...

Yes, Elite and Expert both have the same steel frame and carbon fork.
Forum: Touring
10-15-16, 09:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,622
Posted By HiBoost

A little update on the sequoia... I swapped on a...

A little update on the sequoia... I swapped on a different stem (shorter and steeper angle) and now the bike has the more relaxed feel I was hoping for. Really starting to dig the way it rides. I...
Forum: Touring
10-11-16, 12:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,622
Posted By HiBoost

I think you have the models mixed up. Mine *is*...

I think you have the models mixed up. Mine *is* the elite. The expert is the white frame, 1x drivetrain, top of the line model. I didn't want 1x, nor the extra cost, and I thought the light green...
Forum: Touring
10-11-16, 07:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,622
Posted By HiBoost

It is and I was surprised to see it was color...

It is and I was surprised to see it was color matched unlike the pic on their website. I actually hate that and think it looks cheap somehow so I've ordered a black stem. What do you guys think...
Forum: Touring
10-10-16, 10:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,622
Posted By HiBoost

Definitely a camera angle thing. Your question...

Definitely a camera angle thing. Your question prompted me to go measure though, and I put the Sequoia side by side with my Cervelo R3 (both are size 61). The following picture again has some...
Forum: Touring
10-10-16, 09:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,622
Posted By HiBoost

Got my Elite the other day and took it out for...

Got my Elite the other day and took it out for the maiden ride. So far so good!

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/32742882/20161009_124839.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-16, 01:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,482
Posted By HiBoost

Thanks for posting, I had not seen that...

Thanks for posting, I had not seen that site/service yet!
Forum: Touring
09-16-16, 07:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,622
Posted By HiBoost

I went for the elite myself. Seems like a much...

I went for the elite myself. Seems like a much better deal and I'm not a huge fan of 1x on anything other than a mountain bike. From what I know the only difference in the spec of the wheels is the...
Forum: Touring
09-06-16, 10:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,622
Posted By HiBoost

I just called Specialized, they said end of Nov...

I just called Specialized, they said end of Nov for the Elite 61 and end of Oct for the Expert 61... ugh!!!!

You might want to check them for whatever size/model you are getting... 877-808-8154
Forum: Touring
09-04-16, 07:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,622
Posted By HiBoost

Yeah, all the calculators and formulas (I tried...

Yeah, all the calculators and formulas (I tried Lemond to Zinn and everything in between) all put me in the 61 range for sure. But like I said, any 61 I've owned I've had to get shorter reach bars...
Forum: Touring
09-04-16, 02:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,622
Posted By HiBoost

Considering the Sequoia, but confused on specs...

Hi Everyone,

I am really interested in the new Specialized Sequoia for light touring and general all around road/gravel usage. My LBS doesn't have any of these in yet (maybe nobody does) so I'm...
Forum: Touring
05-17-16, 10:25 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,215
Posted By HiBoost

I don't think that is true. This is the reason...

I don't think that is true. This is the reason they put the 3rd party bar end shifters on there in the first place - to address the lack of OEM compatibility from Shimano. In other words, starting...
05-02-16, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,808
Posted By HiBoost

Mine was from Merlin too actually. Bought about...

Mine was from Merlin too actually. Bought about 2 months ago. It sounded like this was not supposed to get into the hands of a consumer, so not sure if the mix up was with Merlin, Shimano UK, or...
05-02-16, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,808
Posted By HiBoost

Ok, so here is the real deal just in case anybody...

Ok, so here is the real deal just in case anybody finds this in the future.

I bought my 6800 groupset from one of the UK dealers and I knew it was OEM-ish obviously. But after just now speaking...
05-02-16, 08:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,808
Posted By HiBoost

Thanks for the additional comments. I've...

Thanks for the additional comments.

I've spent hours reading about this stuff and the details of what is "good" vs "bad" seem to vary from each family of chain. 11 speed is apparently the most...
05-01-16, 11:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,808
Posted By HiBoost

So I think I'm going to pick up a KMC missing...

So I think I'm going to pick up a KMC missing link just because I have OCD and won't be able to sleep... but just for my edification on this topic, let me ask this... I flipped the chain tool around...
05-01-16, 10:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,808
Posted By HiBoost

The more I look at this the less sense it makes. ...

The more I look at this the less sense it makes. I can see the protruding pin actually hits the next larger cog on the cassette slightly. But I'll be damned if that isn't the side the Shimano...
05-01-16, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,808
Posted By HiBoost

Thanks for the response. The only thing that I...

Thanks for the response. The only thing that I don't follow is what you are saying about the flush side. The Shimano manual shows the side with the broken off piece (i.e. the side facing the...
05-01-16, 08:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,808
Posted By HiBoost

New Shimano chain install, link binding

Hi Guys,

It's my first time installing an 11-speed chain. It's a 6800, btw. I got the Shimano pro chain tool TL-CN34 just to be sure I didn't mess things up. I tried to be super anal and read...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-16, 12:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,482
Posted By HiBoost

Maybe some people "do strava" differently than I...

Maybe some people "do strava" differently than I do. I don't have a clue about anything related to strava or cheetah until hours after the ride when I'm sipping an IPA sitting on my couch. So it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-16, 09:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,482
Posted By HiBoost

Sure, and if you have the luxury of having such a...

Sure, and if you have the luxury of having such a group at your disposal at all times then you are a lucky man. But I did 72 rides this winter on the trainer alone in my garage with nothing but...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-16, 04:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,482
Posted By HiBoost

I have to disagree with that. Sure you can just...

I have to disagree with that. Sure you can just go ride and have fun, nothing wrong with that. But training without numbers is a severe handicap. I've seen several of the biggest names in cycling...
03-09-16, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,101
Posted By HiBoost

Yeah, I figure I own them fully at this point now...

Yeah, I figure I own them fully at this point now that I've disassembled them. I will report back for sure whether they smooth out or explode.
03-09-16, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,101
Posted By HiBoost

I got impatient and tore it all apart. It's...

I got impatient and tore it all apart. It's definitely the needle bearing which has the roughness. The two cartridge bearings are perfectly smooth. I guess I'll try them out on the road and see if...
03-09-16, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,101
Posted By HiBoost

I thought about that but I actually removed the...

I thought about that but I actually removed the spindle from the pedal and with the pedal body just sitting on it (no screw, no preload) it feels the same exact way. So the roughness seems to be...
03-09-16, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,101
Posted By HiBoost

Brand new Speedplay zeros - rough bearings

I bought a set of zeros with the 1/4" longer spindles from a bike shop on ebay. They were described as only having been used for a fitting session and when they arrived they looked the part - not a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-16, 11:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,482
Posted By HiBoost

Thanks again for all the responses. Re: NP, mine...

Thanks again for all the responses. Re: NP, mine was 266w for that segment but I'm not sure what his was. He's not a Golden Cheetah nerd like me so I have to do without certain things lol. Clearly...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-16, 10:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,482
Posted By HiBoost

Thanks for all the responses. Different power...

Thanks for all the responses. Different power meters, I meant to mention that. I have a Stages and he has a Quarq. He also has a Wahoo Kickr and we've been meaning to put our two bikes on there to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-16, 09:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,482
Posted By HiBoost

Yeah I was lumping several things into "aero" but...

Yeah I was lumping several things into "aero" but it makes sense to break it into equipment aero and rider aero. Neither of us even rides in the drops. You also bring up a good point about average...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-16, 09:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,482
Posted By HiBoost

Speed factors other than power-to-weight

My friend and I have both trained a decent amount this winter on our stationary trainers, whereas in the past we had more or less slacked off each winter. A few days ago we had a chance to get out...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-13, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By HiBoost

Ah, good call on the FCC... didn't even realize...

Ah, good call on the FCC... didn't even realize this was a non-standard thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIEzBOL6j9E


Sounds like a standard wheel can in many cases go on an FCC fork,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-13, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By HiBoost

Newb needs wheel upgrade advice

Hi Everyone,

A few days ago I bought a used 2010 Fisher Cronus Pro which is the only newer-than-2000 bike I've ever owned. Though it's a huge upgrade from my '90s Lemond I have been told by my...
09-27-12, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By HiBoost

I know from years of engine building that once...

I know from years of engine building that once you get into torque and lubrication it's almost impossible to reach a consensus. Even lubricating the threads, what kind of lube do you use? 30lb/ft...
09-26-12, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By HiBoost

Thanks guys. So my plan will be to use...

Thanks guys. So my plan will be to use anti-seize on the bottom bracket shell threads, grease on the tapers, and torque the cartridge sleeve and crank bolts to 30lb/ft... It's a fixed gear with no...
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