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Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,214
Posted By Orion12521

I'll throw in a recommendation for PSIMET. I've...

I'll throw in a recommendation for PSIMET. I've had eight sets of wheels built by them over the past 10 years. That includes road (aluminum & carbon clinchers), cyclocross ( aluminum and carbon,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,380
Posted By Orion12521

I'm not saying that it is absolutely impossible,...

I'm not saying that it is absolutely impossible, but I'd be shocked if the Homeowners Insurance covered this. Wrecking your bike is not a typical covered peril. It is also possible that inquiring...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By Orion12521

I'm not a doctor, but I had this exact thing...

I'm not a doctor, but I had this exact thing happen to me about 18 months ago. What cured it for me was cleat wedges. The ones I got were Bike Fit Systems Cleat Wedges, but I'm sure any would work....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,458
Posted By Orion12521

It has been a while, but I'm pretty sure you...

It has been a while, but I'm pretty sure you meant Iowa.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,458
Posted By Orion12521

I'm celebrating and commemorating by racing these...

I'm celebrating and commemorating by racing these at Jingle Cross today and...
08-08-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,125
Posted By Orion12521

I've never used tape. Someone I know and respect...

I've never used tape. Someone I know and respect a lot that glues a lot of tubulars every year (professionally) does not use tape and has commented how much of a pain it is dealing with tape remnants...
08-07-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,042
Posted By Orion12521

Update: This is possible with EW-WU111 DFly...

Update: This is possible with EW-WU111 DFly unit. 1st Gen DFly does not work.
08-06-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,828
Posted By Orion12521

Can now confirm that 6870 Di2 Shifters can...

Can now confirm that 6870 Di2 Shifters can control a Garmin head unit (Edge 520) with the newer DFly, EW-WU111. As soon as I swapped it for the first gen DFly, there were new options that were...
07-30-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,125
Posted By Orion12521

I typically get 2-3 years before retiring and...

I typically get 2-3 years before retiring and regluing new tubulars. Current set went a forth season but I had leak issues the last two races of the season last year. I always run sealant in my...
07-30-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,828
Posted By Orion12521

I believe I have seen that option, but I don't...

I believe I have seen that option, but I don't have any buttons on the shifters assigned to any of the Garmin Channels. When configuring the shifters I only have the option of assigning front and...
07-30-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,828
Posted By Orion12521

I do not currently have the option to change any...

I do not currently have the option to change any of the buttons to the Garmin Channel options. I believe it is because the 1st Gen DFly I have is incompatible. I went into the configuration system...
07-28-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,828
Posted By Orion12521

Shimano 6870 Di2 Shifters Controlling Garmin

I asked this question last year, but I believe this had now become possible, do along again:

Searched the forum and the internet and not really getting a clear answer on this. Can you control a...
04-17-18, 04:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,042
Posted By Orion12521

No, not critical, but if I were able to... Thank...

No, not critical, but if I were able to... Thank you for the feedback.
04-14-18, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,042
Posted By Orion12521

Ultegra Di2 6870 and Garmin Edge 520 Controls

Searched the forum and the internet and not really getting a clear answer on this. Can you control a Garmin Edge 520 using 6870 shifters? I currently have the 1st Gen D-Fly, SM EWW01. What is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-18, 07:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,351
Posted By Orion12521

You will likely not have a problem being selected...

You will likely not have a problem being selected in the lottery. If you aren't selected, there is a robust secondary market that people sell week long bands at cost. There is even a formal process...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-16, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,140
Posted By Orion12521

Try Rob at PSIMET: Custom Bicycle Wheels - Hand...

Try Rob at PSIMET: Custom Bicycle Wheels - Hand Built Carbon and Aluminum Wheels - PSIMET : PSIMET Custom Wheels (http://www.psimet.com)

You can get whatever you want built to suit your needs. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-15, 11:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,988
Posted By Orion12521

Three way stop, T Intersection on Friday evening....

Three way stop, T Intersection on Friday evening. Car was stopped on my left as I arrived and come to a complete stop. I stop and put a foot down and wait for him to proceed. It is a rural area with...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-15, 11:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,094
Posted By Orion12521

Battery is in the seat post. I've also added...

Battery is in the seat post.

I've also added some Sprint shifters. Installation was easy, but rewrapping the bar tape takes some finesse. Cutting the hole for the Sprint shifter makes it pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-14, 05:21 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 185,137
Posted By Orion12521

Stock bars:Giant Contact SLR Aero Handlebar ...

Stock bars:Giant Contact SLR Aero Handlebar

They route the cables inside the bar.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-14, 12:50 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 185,137
Posted By Orion12521

I don't know that I'm fast enough to justify it...

I don't know that I'm fast enough to justify it either, but I love riding it. Thanks for noticing the wheels, I guess I you could say I have a thing for PSIMET. I've got four sets of them at home.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-14, 12:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,094
Posted By Orion12521

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-w0vEy7XQnJM/VBU...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-w0vEy7XQnJM/VBUFtfFq4tI/AAAAAAAABdY/9LtrbBCzEkg/w960-h540-no/Propel.jpg
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Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-14, 07:51 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 185,137
Posted By Orion12521

It is the Advanced Pro 0. It is replacing a 2008...

It is the Advanced Pro 0. It is replacing a 2008 Ridley Orion with SRAM Red 10spd. Going to Ultegra Di2, the shifting couldn't be more different. Not necessarily better or worse, just different. So...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-14, 05:18 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 185,137
Posted By Orion12521

I'll play... This is the first time in five...

I'll play... This is the first time in five years that I've ridden my road bike in October and also the first time I can't wait for cyclocross season to get over and the weather to warm up....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-14, 10:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,097
Posted By Orion12521

I don't understand the abject fear of going over...

I don't understand the abject fear of going over the bars if using the front brake. Braking isn't a binary trigger. There are infinite possibilities between "on" and "off". I use the front brake for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-14, 08:26 AM
Replies: 20,185
Views: 4,495,206
Posted By Orion12521

And as if by magic! 406672 Powertap 11...

And as if by magic!

406672

Powertap 11 speed freehub and axel caps. Now for installation and redishing the wheel...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-14, 07:18 PM
Replies: 20,185
Views: 4,495,206
Posted By Orion12521

The wheels are PSIMET 50mm carbon clinchers. 24...

The wheels are PSIMET 50mm carbon clinchers. 24 spoke front and 28 rear, DT Comp spokes laced 2x. Novatec front hub, Powertap SL+ rear. Love 'em.

Now... if my 11 speed freehub conversion would...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-14, 09:09 PM
Replies: 20,185
Views: 4,495,206
Posted By Orion12521

This followed me home today. Wife said I can...

This followed me home today. Wife said I can keep it.
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08-30-14, 07:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,554
Posted By Orion12521

I know OP has already addressed this, but for...

I know OP has already addressed this, but for others who might click on this topic... You can get Clements or Challenge in the $100 range. More than the $75, OP as looking to spend, but you are...
08-30-14, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,823
Posted By Orion12521

Ask Katerina Nash if she would have preferred...

Ask Katerina Nash if she would have preferred second place over third at the 2013 World Championships in Louisville. She dropped her chain coming onto the finishing stretch. Does that count? It was...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-14, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,400
Posted By Orion12521

Juan Pelota? Not really odd on the heart rate if...

Juan Pelota? Not really odd on the heart rate if he is riding at threshold. Segments later in the ride are showing an uptick in HR = cardiac drift. Those segments all appear to be 20 minutes or...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-14, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,732
Posted By Orion12521

Call Powertap (Saris) and they will send you a...

Call Powertap (Saris) and they will send you a new donut. I just had this happen last month. Some of the earliest G3 internals are rumored to have failures. Possibly because of a short in the donut....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-14, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,139
Posted By Orion12521

Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-14, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,139
Posted By Orion12521

You realize that some industry people frequent...

You realize that some industry people frequent this site, right? I try not to bother my LBS owner on the weekends when she is resting up from busting her ass all week. What I expect is of you don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-14, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,139
Posted By Orion12521

I'm pretty sure that being co-sponsor of a team...

I'm pretty sure that being co-sponsor of a team with Shimano doesn't preclude them from selling bikes that are SRAM equipped. I was also already aware of that relationship. You have done nothing to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-14, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,139
Posted By Orion12521

2015 Giant Road Bikes - No SRAM?

I've been considering getting a new bike later this year and have been anxiously awaiting information on the 2015 Giants. Giant added the 2015 models to their website this last week, but I'm seeing...
06-28-14, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 913
Posted By Orion12521

I went down this road last year. I got a very...

I went down this road last year. I got a very highly reviewd scale and it didn't work very well. The scales work by measuring the body's electrical resistance. More fat = more resistance. What they...
10-03-13, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 981
Posted By Orion12521

G40 photochromic. Work in all conditions. Really...

G40 photochromic. Work in all conditions. Really show their uselessness at this time of year. Start the ride during full daylight, end on the dark with a light. Never have to fiddle with the glasses...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-13, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,272
Posted By Orion12521

Agree it is usually a very straight forward...

Agree it is usually a very straight forward process. I've gone through this with two different Rival cranks and a Force. This is the first one to give me trouble. Clearly it isn't a wide spread...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-13, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,272
Posted By Orion12521

Yeah, so what you are missing is that the self...

Yeah, so what you are missing is that the self extracting bolt can't self extract if the outer bolt backs out on contact with the fixing bolt. Thus my comment on the design not being optimal and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-13, 06:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,272
Posted By Orion12521

Steps for Removing a SRAM Red Crank

My experience, YMMV:

1. Use an 8mm hex wrench to back out the fixing bolt. Upon contact with the outer, self-extracting bolt, the 8mm bolt will cause the 16mm "permanently" installed...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-13, 12:45 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 9,769
Posted By Orion12521

For 2011, average age of participants was 45.5....

For 2011, average age of participants was 45.5. 59% of riders were older than 45...

This will be my fifth straight year riding with my best friend from high school. We have yet to stop at a slide....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-13, 11:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,569
Posted By Orion12521

Very, very well done. I'd also suggest that...

Very, very well done. I'd also suggest that Wayne can probably wear his sunglasses however he wants. It might not be BF approved, but he seems to do just fine...
09-27-12, 12:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,066
Posted By Orion12521

I run a single ring 44 front, 11-32 rear. Not for...

I run a single ring 44 front, 11-32 rear. Not for weight savings or cost, I found my hand position in the hoods resulted in inadvertently down shifting the front when portaging. Rarely used the small...
09-27-12, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,066
Posted By Orion12521

Even though we are in the same state and I may...

Even though we are in the same state and I may end up racing you... :-)

I'd recommend these:

http://www.acecosportgroup.com/shop/k-edge-chain-catchers/cross-single-chain-catcher.html

...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-12, 09:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,687
Posted By Orion12521

Topper. :) I thought I was doing well racing in...

Topper. :) I thought I was doing well racing in 10 days. Given my experience, riding a bike home from the procedure would have been a bad idea.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-12, 09:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,687
Posted By Orion12521

Seventh day 2hrs on the trainer Eighth day...

Seventh day 2hrs on the trainer
Eighth day pre-rode course for a cyclocross race for 2 hrs
Tenth day cyclocross race

I waited until I was pain/discomfort free for an entire day and rode the day...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-12, 06:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 682
Posted By Orion12521

Outside Limit Screw Too Tight

This happens if the outside (big ring) limit screw is set too tight. The shifter needs to be able to give a little to get through the motion to where it then downshifts to the small ring. Back that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-12, 07:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,631
Posted By Orion12521

Incorrect

Incorrect
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-12, 05:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,529
Posted By Orion12521

Touché.

Touché.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-12, 02:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,529
Posted By Orion12521

Yes you are super cool and Performance clearly...

Yes you are super cool and Performance clearly isn't up to your standards. Is that the response you were looking for in either of the two threads on this you've started? And now you've switched...
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