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Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 454
Posted By Symox

Iíve been very happy with Gatorskins in 28 size...

Iíve been very happy with Gatorskins in 28 size at lower pressures (85 rear/65 psi front). The ride quality seems quite good on decent roads, especially on curvy hills. I donít like the Gatorskins...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 725
Posted By Symox

i have found that using grease (Park Tools...

i have found that using grease (Park Tools polylube) on ALL threaded parts on my bicycle I have finally reached the point where I don't focus on creaks. I focus on muscle pain :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 333
Posted By Symox

in some cases like yours, you are better off with...

in some cases like yours, you are better off with the older bikes imho. Unless you go used and know what you are looking for, 1K doesn't buy you a lot of quality for a new road bike these days.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 454
Posted By Symox

Where the heck did you find them at that price?

Where the heck did you find them at that price?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By Symox

rode it again today. simply heavenly the lack of...

rode it again today. simply heavenly the lack of noise on a quite mountain road
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By Symox

Thanks for the correction - i learned something

Thanks for the correction - i learned something
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By Symox

i think the sand might polish the components...

i think the sand might polish the components before it wears them out :)

Sand is usually softer than aluminum or steel drivetrain parts. Maybe a jockey wheel might see more wear, but they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 987
Posted By Symox

Nothing wrong with older bikes. A well...

Nothing wrong with older bikes. A well maintained older bike can often outperform a neglected newer bike so there is always that.

Yes, many of the technologies have advanced but some (like going...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By Symox

no more creaks

I discovered the wonder of grease (Park PolyLube 1000) for all threads and (a very small amount in) the freewheel. That along with Carbon Fiber paste (Finish Line Fiber Grip) my bike is finally...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 548
Posted By Symox

ended up getting these. works great. I always...

ended up getting these. works great. I always pump before a ride so slow air loss not a big deal for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By Symox

road bike rental in Kauai?

Going on a vacation and would love to rent a road bicycle there. I was hoping to bring my pedals, shoes, helmet, lock and bike clothing and ride around the island.

Are there any rental apps or...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 921
Posted By Symox

I agree. I think you would have to go to...

I agree. I think you would have to go to bikesdirect.com to get that level
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 921
Posted By Symox

Any of the big names (Specialized, Trek, Giant,...

Any of the big names (Specialized, Trek, Giant, Cannondale, Bianchi) have nice aluminum framed bikes at that price or close to it.

Availability is pretty bad right now but I'm a big fan of trying...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 08:06 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,358
Posted By Symox

yes. One of the most efficient ways for the...

yes. One of the most efficient ways for the body to cool down is evaporating water on the skin. You can also pour water on your Jersey but I find around the head area (like the neck) to be most...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,419
Posted By Symox

Thanks everyone - did several fast descents using...

Thanks everyone - did several fast descents using 70/30 front/rear

much safer and fun
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,335
Posted By Symox

I make it a point to only buy shoes with good...

I make it a point to only buy shoes with good bottom ventilation. If there are no vents in the bottom I look elsewhere. Not sure what shoes you are riding but you might look into something like a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 548
Posted By Symox

Well I'm definitely interested then. Thanks for...

Well I'm definitely interested then. Thanks for the feedback

One thing I'd want to know is how repairable they are - i've seen a youtube video where the patch kit specific to it didn't work. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 548
Posted By Symox

it looks interesting but I usually wait for new...

it looks interesting but I usually wait for new technology to mature a while before adopting. If it weren't so expensive I'd give it a shot.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 548
Posted By Symox

have you tried them?

have you tried them?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 548
Posted By Symox

ooh, i didn't know going above the recommended...

ooh, i didn't know going above the recommended size was ok - I'm a bit of a newbie I guess
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 548
Posted By Symox

Thanks for the reply and I'll definitely look...

Thanks for the reply and I'll definitely look into Schwalbe based on your experience. However, I cannot seem to find the SV20 in 700x28 even on their website
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 548
Posted By Symox

suggest an inner tube for me

I'm using 700x28 clincher tires and ride exclusively road. I only want butyl and would like to keep the weight below 100g

I've used Continental race 28 in 25-32 variety with good results but they...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 507
Posted By Symox

descending with brakes scariness

Hello,

Been doing a ton of hills lately and have really improved my technique with suggestions from this forum. One thing I have noticed that I could use pointers on is when I'm going fast and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,618
Posted By Symox

I would check these guys out, they seem to do...

I would check these guys out, they seem to do great work. You may need to do some research to understand what you want but you will get a custom set

https://www.prowheelbuilder.com/
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,419
Posted By Symox

Thanks everyone - I've been favoring the front...

Thanks everyone - I've been favoring the front brake and life is much more safe :)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,818
Posted By Symox

I could see it happening, as well as 2x and 3x...

I could see it happening, as well as 2x and 3x drivetrains returning. Why? They are elegant solutions - direct mount rim brakes are plenty good for just about anyone road riding up to 32 ish tires...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 02:03 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,419
Posted By Symox

Rear tire skidding

Been doing a lot of hills lately. I read or watched a video where someone recommended slowing down using the rear brake.


while doing that Iíve had a few occasions where (especially in a...
07-15-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 943
Posted By Symox

Very satisfied with bicycle clothing from...

Voler!! I've used their stuff for many years (and its still going strong) but just discovered their "mystery jersey" service which allowed me to buy two fantastic jerseys for an amazing discount. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 751
Posted By Symox

I have no experience with Asos but i have bought...

I have no experience with Asos but i have bought quite a few articles of clothing from Voler that has proven to be well worth the money - and they are pretty reasonably priced Ive had great luck...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,568
Posted By Symox

Maybe degreaser is too harsh. I use a dab of...

Maybe degreaser is too harsh. I use a dab of dish washing soap in a chain cleaner with water followed by a rinse with just water then wipe dry and lube. Some degreasers weaken the chain
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,725
Posted By Symox

good point and good to know

good point and good to know
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,725
Posted By Symox

With that budget Iíd look into custom frame...

With that budget Iíd look into custom frame builders. Frame likely made out of steel but that is not a bad thing. I happen to believe fit and geometry Trump material when it comes to frames.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 694
Posted By Symox

Good idea but they always come loose for me ...

Good idea but they always come loose for me


i refuse to over tighten or use thread locker
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 694
Posted By Symox

Went for a ride with the electrical tape...

Went for a ride with the electrical tape solution- works wonderfully

wish I knew about this years ago
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 694
Posted By Symox

Thanks- just tried it and it works beautifully!!!...

Thanks- just tried it and it works beautifully!!!

on to the next noise :)
06-26-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By Symox

rode it again today - dang I love how well this...

rode it again today - dang I love how well this bike is riding.
06-26-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By Symox

I used wd-40. Not the chain lube but the...

I used wd-40. Not the chain lube but the classic.


just kidding :)
06-25-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By Symox

joyful joyful

went on a ride after dialing in my bike. I LOVE riding my bike when everything is working and no annoying creaks/noises. I can focus just on riding
06-25-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By Symox

bought a backup freehub with the washer. It is...

bought a backup freehub with the washer. It is such a precise fit that it didn't work with the old freehub (it would rub slightly) so I just swapped the whole freehub. The good news is it...
06-21-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By Symox

Lost freehub washer - ok to use?

I was overhauling my Bitex RAR12 hub and accidentally lost the washer that goes between the two inner cartridge bearings. Is there any issue with using the freehub in the wheel without this brass...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,095
Posted By Symox

Just tried a ride with 65 front and 75 rear. ...

Just tried a ride with 65 front and 75 rear. Maybe my imagination but it felt slower on some sections. Was plenty comfy though
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,095
Posted By Symox

Good point. I'm using Mavic Open Pro rims with...

Good point. I'm using Mavic Open Pro rims with 15mm internal width
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,095
Posted By Symox

how low would you go?

I'm experimenting with lower tire pressures. I mainly ride on decent roads (few pot holes that I generally avoid) with 28mm Gatorskins with tubes. I weight 150lbs and the bike is lightish (17lbs? -...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,745
Posted By Symox

I've been quite happy with mine. Probably have...

I've been quite happy with mine. Probably have 1000 miles so far. Lots of hills and rear tire starting to square. No punctures. I have 28mm and run them at 65psi front and 70ish rear.

Traction...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 12:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 888
Posted By Symox

I totally agree with this. If it hurts,...

I totally agree with this.
If it hurts, stretch, take a break and ride more. Over time your body gets used to it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 12:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 682
Posted By Symox

Also, don't be afraid of using slicks on gravel. ...

Also, don't be afraid of using slicks on gravel. I was pleasantly surprised how well they did especially with lower psi and wider widths.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 12:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 682
Posted By Symox

Another vote for Gatorskins. You'll always have...

Another vote for Gatorskins. You'll always have someone on the forum who will say they are terrible. Try them at lower psi with the widest tire that will fit on your bike. I've had great luck with...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,772
Posted By Symox

One thing I've noticed lately is my bike is much...

One thing I've noticed lately is my bike is much less wobbly if I keep one leg down and one up (as if you are going into a turn). For some reason I seems to stabilize my bike when going downhill. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By Symox

I'm a fan of Pearl Izumi Quest - they fit me...

I'm a fan of Pearl Izumi Quest - they fit me well, have pretty good ventilation and are reasonably stiff for the price - plus they look nice
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