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04-11-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By jmess

Check out this group on Facebook. There are...

Check out this group on Facebook. There are various issues that have been reported with all versions of the Neo trainer. If you follow other trainer brands and models you will find they also have...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 838
Posted By jmess

You might try a Lazer G1 MIPS. A Giro Synthe MIPS...

You might try a Lazer G1 MIPS. A Giro Synthe MIPS Large fits me really well. My new Lazer G1 Large is too big unless I wear head sweat cap which I always do.
07-18-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,508
Posted By jmess

Towards the end of this video the guy goes a...

Towards the end of this video the guy goes a pretty good job of weighing the pro and cons of buying cheap parts.

Low Cost build
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,174
Posted By jmess

Something Different

I really like my the SC-MT800 System Display installed on my Bianchi XR4. The display has 3 Di2 ports and clamps to my handles bars.You can get one from Universal Cycles for $90. It works perfectly...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,617
Posted By jmess

I went with a Kona Libre when they came out. I...

I went with a Kona Libre when they came out. I have a combination of 105 and Ultegra 2x components. I haven't found any faults with the build quality of the bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By jmess

If anyone is concerned about reliability I have...

If anyone is concerned about reliability I have two left side Pioneers on Shimano arms. One is 4 years old and the other is 2 years old, both have been trouble free. If I was in the market for...
02-19-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,495
Posted By jmess

Grease the cable track inside the shifter?

I have had two RD cable fray issues with Shimano 9000 and 6800. Both times I was able to fish the cable ends out of the shifter. One cable broke and another I had to cut. In both case I had to remove...
01-08-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,628
Posted By jmess

A real easy way to secure the end of the...

A real easy way to secure the end of the electrical tape is to glue the end with Super Glue. It won't come loose after that.
12-20-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,132
Posted By jmess

I have been using a SRAM 11-36 cassette on my...

I have been using a SRAM 11-36 cassette on my Trek Domane with GS Di2 rear derailleur and the Wolftooth Road link . I have a 50/34 chain rings and have had no issues with the 11-36.

Wolf Tooth...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By jmess

SRAM Etap Wireless

I am a big Shimano Di2 fan, have 3 bikes with it and love it. In this case though, Sram Etap wireless would be the way to go.
12-02-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 31,406
Posted By jmess

Rouvey Video Recordings

I would say that most of the Rovey videos, at least the ones I have ridden so far, aren't made during a real ride. I think they are filmed from a Moped or Motor-scooter. You ever notice how you never...
11-28-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 31,406
Posted By jmess

I have a Neo2 and have ridden Zwift, Rouvy,...

I have a Neo2 and have ridden Zwift, Rouvy, FulGaz, and Road Grand Tours. Every app has a different resistance feel and slope increase/decrease feel. I have ridden 7 different Rouvy rides with big...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,131
Posted By jmess

The display comes on when you shift. The time it...

The display comes on when you shift. The time it remains on is configurable with the E-Tube project software. I donít recall what the max time is, I have mine set for 1 minute. Here is the manual but...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,131
Posted By jmess

Nothing special, just move the cables from...

Nothing special, just move the cables from junction box to the display. You might want to do a firmware update at some point. The firmware update for the display hung the first time I did it using...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,131
Posted By jmess

How I did it

My left Di2 shifter wire was too short to reach the display junction plugs without redoing my bartape. Since the bartape was fairly new I purchased a Di2 junction (female/female). I already had a...
08-27-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,556
Posted By jmess

Alignment tool

This tool works pretty well for aligning the calipers when swapping wheels unless one of the rotors is bent. You slightly loosen the caliper bolts and slide the shims between the rotor and the pads....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,131
Posted By jmess

I removed the wireless unit when I installed the...

I removed the wireless unit when I installed the display. My point was I donít think you have to use the display as a junction box and could wire it inline like you connect the wireless unit.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,131
Posted By jmess

Right the SC-MT800 has 3 Di2 ports and can...

Right the SC-MT800 has 3 Di2 ports and can replace the junction box or be plugged into the Di2 network like a D-Fly is wired. The unit doesnít connect to a bike computer. It does support Bluetooth...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,131
Posted By jmess

Di2 MTB display is great.

Being red/green color challenged I always had problems with the Di2 battery status lights. I also had problems with the newer Shimano inline wireless unit leaving Bluetooth active and running the...
08-15-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,383
Posted By jmess

Me too

Have the same problem with some 8000 pedals and adjustments and lube didn't help. I had several incidents where I couldn't unclip and in one case I fell over, fortunately I landed on a soft place and...
06-28-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,423
Posted By jmess

Here is a picture of the one I use to have. It...

Here is a picture of the one I use to have. It had 700x33s and mini-v brakes. It seems like 700x40 would be pretty tight if they fit at all. You could borrow a set of wheels and tires and do a fit...
06-06-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By jmess

I live in Oregon (home of Rolf) and there are a...

I live in Oregon (home of Rolf) and there are a number of people I ride with that have Rolf wheels (road, CX/Gravel, MTB). I had a set of Vigors on an Orbea Orca for 2 years. I now have some of...
05-08-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,412
Posted By jmess

Thanks to everyone for the advice. I am...

Thanks to everyone for the advice.

I am going to talk to my Doc about an Echo Cardiogram, he never mentioned it and I wouldn't have known about it without doing some research like this.
04-22-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,412
Posted By jmess

good advice

Thanks, I will talk to my Doc about an Electrocardiogram test.
04-19-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,412
Posted By jmess

Sort of what I have come to believe. It seems...

Sort of what I have come to believe. It seems strange though that there appears to be zero info on the interweb about managing it for endurance athletes. My symptoms are mainly feeling light headed...
04-14-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,412
Posted By jmess

Thanks I had found that article in one of my...

Thanks I had found that article in one of my searches. I doubt increasing my workouts and intensity is going to help me, I wish that was all it would take.

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04-14-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,412
Posted By jmess

Bradycardia (low resting HR)

My resting HR drops to 35-40 sometimes (66 years young) and I have some of the minor symptoms of Bradycardia. I have seen my primary care doc and had an EKG. The EKG was reviewed by a Cardiologist...
03-13-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,103
Posted By jmess

RoadLink

You could try a RoadLink to extend the RD mount. I have a 6870 GS RD rated for 11-32 with RoadLink and run an 11-36 sram cassette with 50/.34 compact. I think the 9150 RD is rated for an 11-30...
12-07-18, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,141
Posted By jmess

FYI R7000 105 CS-HG700 11-34 cassette

I spent a couple hours going in circles after moving a new bike's 105 11-34 cassette to a different rear wheel. I didn't realize there was a spacer ring on the original wheel hub. As a result the...
11-15-18, 05:57 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 15,451
Posted By jmess

Bcycle Bluebook fees?

A LBS is tacking on a $150 handling/shipping fee for Bicycle Bluebook trade ins. They say it covers packing the bike and shipping it to Bike Bluebook. Does anyone know if this is valid or not? I did...
09-14-18, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,759
Posted By jmess

Can't hear alerts on Edge 1030

I like my RTL510 except for one thing, I can't hear the alerts on my Edge 1030 unless I am riding slowly on a really quiet road. The tone is too high and/or volume too low. There isn't any volume or...
08-10-18, 04:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 402
Posted By jmess

Alchemy HYAS?

Anyone spent any quality gravel time with an Alchemy HYAS? If so what were the high and low points.
08-10-18, 04:22 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 55,965
Posted By jmess

Bike Review

You may have seen this checkpoint review already?
Review (https://road.cc/content/review/243301-trek-checkpoint-sl-6)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-18, 03:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,174
Posted By jmess

Me thinks Zwift will have a big impact on winter...

Me thinks Zwift will have a big impact on winter gear sales over time. I have a closet full of some really good stuff that I hardly use anymore. It is a lot safer and more comfortable on the trainer.
07-06-18, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 583
Posted By jmess

The FD bracket has about 2-2.5MM of metal left...

The FD bracket has about 2-2.5MM of metal left at the bottom of the slot. So it should be possible to file it down by 1mm which would get me closer to or on the Shimano 3mm recommended maximum. I...
07-05-18, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 583
Posted By jmess

Thanks, I thought about filing it down but there...

Thanks, I thought about filing it down but there isnít much at the bottom of the slot to work with. So unless I start having some shifting problems I am inclined to leave it alone. Surprising that no...
07-05-18, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 583
Posted By jmess

FD mount bracket too high

The smallest gap I can get between my Ultegra 8050 DI2 FD cage and my big chain ring teeth (50 tooth ring) is between 3.7-4mm. It is my understanding the Shimano spec is 1-3mm. The FD mount bracket...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-18, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,346
Posted By jmess

Only diff I am aware of is the tires they come...

Only diff I am aware of is the tires they come with. I have another set of wheels for my 2017 SLR7 with mounted 35s that I use for gravel rides. I wouldn't recommend this bike for rougher gravel...
05-28-18, 06:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,450
Posted By jmess

Since the 4.0 firmware update I have had two 1030...

Since the 4.0 firmware update I have had two 1030 lockupís both between 30-40 miles. Never happened before 4.0. If you hold the power button down for 5+ seconds the 1030 will reboot and you can...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-18, 01:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,999
Posted By jmess

Something else to consider

After years of dealing with pain under my left little toe pad the problem has been found. I had a sebaceous cyst (plugged up oil gland) cut out by a Podiatrist this morning. After the hole in my foot...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-18, 04:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,999
Posted By jmess

I have been dealing with a similar issue under...

I have been dealing with a similar issue under the pad of my left little toe. I tried different brand shoes and wider shoes along with a myriad of cleat and saddle adjustments with no luck. I had a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-18, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,791
Posted By jmess

I recently installed some varus wedges under my...

I recently installed some varus wedges under my left shimano SPD-SL cleat and had some left front knee pain. Raising my saddles 1/8" seems to have helped.
02-06-18, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By jmess

Have both Stages Gen I and Gen II meters on...

Have both Stages Gen I and Gen II meters on bikes. Also have had a Pioneer left side for a year now. IMHO the Pioneer is better made and has been trouble free. One of my Gen I Stages failed a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-17, 12:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,664
Posted By jmess

My guess would be the XR1 but you should contact...

My guess would be the XR1 but you should contact Bianchi and make sure.

Contact Us (http://www.bianchiusa.com/store/contacts/)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-17, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,664
Posted By jmess

I have an XR and I am pretty sure the aero...

I have an XR and I am pretty sure the aero seatpost and clamp are Bianchi parts that come with the frame.
11-14-17, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 797
Posted By jmess

For temps under 45 degrees, Pearl Izumi Amfibs...

For temps under 45 degrees, Pearl Izumi Amfibs bib tights work well rain or shine.
08-03-17, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 891
Posted By jmess

You should consider looking for a bike fitter or...

You should consider looking for a bike fitter or Orthotic person who specializes in custom made bicycle shoe orthotics. I had similar problems with my left foot little toe. I tried Sidi and Shimano...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-17, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 546
Posted By jmess

Just need the mount, the existing external...

Just need the mount, the existing external battery is compatible.

Mount: https://www.competitivecyclist.com/shimano-bm-dn100-di2-battery-mount

Good source of Di2 info Shimano Ultegra and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-17, 02:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,862
Posted By jmess

Agree about 6800s being too stiff. I have had...

Agree about 6800s being too stiff. I have had DuraAce pedals on all my bikes and never had any problems. Got some 6800s for a new comfort bike and found the spring tension is too tight even on full...
02-18-17, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 11,387
Posted By jmess

No diff?

A quick search found this:
Shimano Finned Resin Pads: F01A vs. J02A?- Mtbr.com (http://forums.mtbr.com/brake-time/shimano-finned-resin-pads-f01a-vs-j02a-991467.html)
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