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06-12-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 886
Posted By Latif

Once again, thanks so much! With your description...

Once again, thanks so much! With your description I see it well now. It's time I do the work myself and I've got a great LBS to back me up if I get into trouble. I'll get the parts from them...
06-11-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 886
Posted By Latif

Thanks so much, sounds like it'll work. Treks...

Thanks so much, sounds like it'll work. Treks BB90 is wide and I've been trying to get my head around how that works as my other road bike has older Shimano 9sp Ultegra crank but in a narrower...
06-09-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 886
Posted By Latif

Will GRX work with Trek BB90 BB

I've been looking at options to change the crankset gearing options on my Trek Domane SL5 gravel which came with 105, 50/34. I'd like to go with 46/30 but it seems all of the aftermarket options...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-16, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,841
Posted By Latif

Depends on the bike. Most road bikes don't have...

Depends on the bike. Most road bikes don't have enough clearance at the fork crown to run anything much bigger than 25s, sometimes 27. I have a Salsa Vaya billed as an all around adventure road bike...
02-01-16, 08:42 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,825
Posted By Latif

Platform with pegs on my mountain bike and SPD SL...

Platform with pegs on my mountain bike and SPD SL on my road bike
12-07-15, 02:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,770
Posted By Latif

I replaced my 30 w/ a 26 on my Ultegra 9sp, 2...

I replaced my 30 w/ a 26 on my Ultegra 9sp, 2 years, no problems. The shift up to the 39m is as mentioned above sluggish at times and needs trimming sometimes. Seems like 24 should work as well. Sure...
Forum: Touring
11-22-15, 11:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,257
Posted By Latif

I haven't changed it out yet. Got involved in...

I haven't changed it out yet. Got involved in mountain biking and focusing most of my bike energy to that. Interesting possibility for a fix, will have to look into that.
08-20-15, 11:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,494
Posted By Latif

I'm 65 and just had a very mild case this summer...

I'm 65 and just had a very mild case this summer and wasn't able to get the antiviral for a few days.It still cleared it mostly up after 7 days of taking the drug. I had two docs, both friends, one...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-15, 10:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,244
Posted By Latif

Another vote for Aerotech. 5 pair shorts,1...

Another vote for Aerotech. 5 pair shorts,1 knickers,1 tights, jersey, gloves and all made in America with some products using American sourced materials and all at very reasonable prices.
04-30-15, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,147
Posted By Latif

That looks like a very good choice for a starter...

That looks like a very good choice for a starter bike. I see the next level up has disc brakes but they may be more trouble than their worth and the "old" linear pull brakes work just fine with a...
04-29-15, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,147
Posted By Latif

That looks like a fine bike for your needs...

That looks like a fine bike for your needs although I agree that the mountain bike tires aren't the best for street riding. That's something that could be changed at time of purchase or simply ride...
04-25-15, 11:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,925
Posted By Latif

I've already realized that I need to jump up to...

I've already realized that I need to jump up to the comp level in that bike or others. My favorite LBS in our small town deals in Spesh and Pivot which is out of my league for a first suspension MB....
04-22-15, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,833
Posted By Latif

I've got a Salsa Vaya that sounds like it'd be...

I've got a Salsa Vaya that sounds like it'd be right up your alley. It does have drop bars as do most all road bikes but I feel very comfortable on our fire roads and have even done a small amount of...
04-21-15, 09:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,925
Posted By Latif

Anyone with experience with the Specialized...

Anyone with experience with the Specialized Camber? FS 29er stating at $2000msrp.
04-21-15, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,200
Posted By Latif

Check out Aerotech designs. I've got a bunch of...

Check out Aerotech designs. I've got a bunch of their padded shorts and knickers but have seen them advertise compression lycra shorts on their website.
04-20-15, 11:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,943
Posted By Latif

Thanks, that worked. Haven't had time to see why...

Thanks, that worked. Haven't had time to see why safari won't link automatically while firefox does.
04-19-15, 02:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,943
Posted By Latif

Tried firefox and your pics work. Not much of a...

Tried firefox and your pics work. Not much of a techie , but have some sleuthing to do for safari
04-19-15, 02:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,943
Posted By Latif

No, neither the pic on the page or using the link...

No, neither the pic on the page or using the link which just gives me a big black page. I'm using Safari 7.1.5 on mavericks. Maybe I'll try on firefox. Thanks for trying to help
04-19-15, 02:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,943
Posted By Latif

Thanks for the quick response. I tried your link...

Thanks for the quick response. I tried your link got to photo bucket but got an error message saying the requested page doesn't exist. I wonder if I'm missing something in my system. I just followed...
04-19-15, 02:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,943
Posted By Latif

I'm only getting a black picture with no way to...

I'm only getting a black picture with no way to open a photo with your pic attachments oldnslow. Is any one else experiencing this? I've been able to open most everyone else's photos
04-19-15, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By Latif

I'm noticing no one recommending a torque wrench....

I'm noticing no one recommending a torque wrench. I don't use one but haven't built up a full bike. My bikes are both steel with few carbon components. I still wonder though if I might be doing...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-15, 10:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,892
Posted By Latif

I just switched from single sided spd on my road...

I just switched from single sided spd on my road bike to spd-sl and am finding it a bit easier to clip in than the spd's. Both units set to easiest release setting. My touring bike has the a530's spd...
04-15-15, 07:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,566
Posted By Latif

I fit into the mid 60's bad knees from...

I fit into the mid 60's bad knees from construction been riding for just a few years category. We have a hill just outside my door, Fickle Hill, that is about 8 miles with three or four significant...
04-11-15, 04:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,141
Posted By Latif

Bent derailleur hanger perhaps. My Salsa came new...

Bent derailleur hanger perhaps. My Salsa came new with a bent hanger, and had similar symptoms. That's something that take s pro equipment to check and straighten if need be.
Forum: Touring
04-09-15, 03:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,257
Posted By Latif

I'm ready to change from my 9sp micro shift bar...

I'm ready to change from my 9sp micro shift bar ends to Dura Ace hoping it will solve my rear indexing problems.
Forum: Touring
04-09-15, 02:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,779
Posted By Latif

Be patient with yourself, it takes time to bring...

Be patient with yourself, it takes time to bring your capacity up and comparing to others is mostly a waste of time. I've only been riding for going on to 3 years, will be 65 next month and am still...
04-06-15, 12:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,582
Posted By Latif

I have a stand similar to the above ebay stand,...

I have a stand similar to the above ebay stand, no QR and it's been adequate for the couple years I've had it, paid around $50 off Amazon. I don't like the 4 leg style though as they always seem to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-15, 06:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,360
Posted By Latif

Thanks to all for your great and divergent points...

Thanks to all for your great and divergent points of view. Letting go of the weight factor as even my LBS didn't try to push that as a selling point, I got the Spesh comp shoes with BOA tightening...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-15, 06:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,386
Posted By Latif

After close to three years with spd's, shimano...

After close to three years with spd's, shimano pda520's and Spesh Tahoe shoes on my road bike I took the plunge this week and got some Spesh comp road shoes along with SPD-SL Shimano 105 pedals....
Forum: Touring
04-02-15, 12:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,257
Posted By Latif

My Salsa Vaya came with microshift 9 sp bar ends,...

My Salsa Vaya came with microshift 9 sp bar ends, friction for the front , indexed the back. The front friction is flawless but have had unending problems with the rear indexed shifter. There is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-15, 05:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,360
Posted By Latif

Hey Jay, good to hear from you! Maybe we can ride...

Hey Jay, good to hear from you! Maybe we can ride together some day! I already have a set of the Spesh blue supports. Just picked up the shoes and fixin' to order the clips when I saw your post.
Forum: Touring
03-30-15, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,356
Posted By Latif

Those front fork bags look like a great idea....

Those front fork bags look like a great idea. Couldn't find them as a separate item on trek's site. Will have to head over to our trek dealer to find out.
Forum: Touring
03-30-15, 04:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,932
Posted By Latif

I used a neo air trekker last summer and it was...

I used a neo air trekker last summer and it was fantastic. About the size of a water bottled when folded and the trekker line isn't nearly as noisy as the super lite neo air models for just a small...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-15, 04:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,360
Posted By Latif

That's about where I'm at, ready to try something...

That's about where I'm at, ready to try something new and I can swing the money, will set some of our home remodeling expenses back a bit but it seems to work out. I'm mostly retired but need to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-15, 02:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,360
Posted By Latif

Is lighter weight a factor in clipless pedal/shoe combos?

I've been following the numerous threads about wheel weight and trying to get my head around the science of it all, whether it makes an appreciable difference in performance or not. I can't remember...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-15, 04:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,845
Posted By Latif

I use MT33's and they seem plenty stiff to me....

I use MT33's and they seem plenty stiff to me. Used them last summer for a tour down the Oregon coast and they didn't cause any problems, with 80-100m per day.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-15, 11:37 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,052
Posted By Latif

The Diverge sure sounds close to what you're...

The Diverge sure sounds close to what you're looking for. Didn't see any spec on the flat mount though. I'd concur with the recommendation to ride your Secteur
(I've got a Secteur) for the next...
02-14-15, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,090
Posted By Latif

I just got a similar deal from Backcountry, $200,...

I just got a similar deal from Backcountry, $200, free shipping and no tax to CA.
02-03-15, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,218
Posted By Latif

I'm going for the Garmin500 as I like the smaller...

I'm going for the Garmin500 as I like the smaller profile and real buttons to push and it should more than meet my needs at a good price point. I found a good deal for $200 for the bundle that comes...
02-02-15, 08:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,218
Posted By Latif

Garmin heart band question

My old Cateye micro wireless is failing and debating going to a gps so I can try out HR, cadence and elevation gain.

I'm likely going to pick up a 500 with the basic bundle, speed/cadence sensor...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-14, 05:52 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,493
Posted By Latif

I reached two of my goals this year. The first,...

I reached two of my goals this year. The first, my first century,the Tour of the Unknown Coast in NorCal in May with 9300' climbing much of it in the last 20 miles. It started in a cold steady rain...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-14, 01:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,897
Posted By Latif

My experience as well. Between my three bikes and...

My experience as well. Between my three bikes and 2&1/2 years riding, about 15 rear, 1 front. Perhaps it has to do with more weight on the back
12-13-14, 04:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,529
Posted By Latif

I've got about 6000m in two years on my front...

I've got about 6000m in two years on my front gatorskin and bought the bike used so don't know how many miles it had from the previous owner. It still looks good although seems to be drying out as...
12-03-14, 05:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,201
Posted By Latif

I have one bike with BB7s,a Salsa Vaya and a...

I have one bike with BB7s,a Salsa Vaya and a steel Seven w/ultegra rim brakes. I take exception to the above generalization. I worked building construction for over 30 years and worked my hands hard...
Forum: Touring
11-20-14, 04:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,641
Posted By Latif

I didn't think I'd like the bar ends with...

I didn't think I'd like the bar ends with friction front that came with my Vaya ,being used to indexed shifting and flawless front derailleur shifting with my Ultegra 9sp triple setup but have been...
11-19-14, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,088
Posted By Latif

The shop was clear, no trade-ins and I've no...

The shop was clear, no trade-ins and I've no problem with that. I think it was a bike that wasn't selling and thus expendable. They're a small shop without a huge inventory. I do a lot of business...
11-17-14, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,088
Posted By Latif

I forgot about that military lottery. I got #321...

I forgot about that military lottery. I got #321 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=321) so did win that one too. Might have been dead as well...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-14, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,427
Posted By Latif

Just checked spesh's 2014 catalog, and Roubaix...

Just checked spesh's 2014 catalog, and Roubaix with sora lists for 1800. I'd think perhaps even better deals should be had for a leftover 2014. $2300 would get you the 105 level.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-14, 12:44 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,165
Posted By Latif

Maybe it's about time to loose this thread. I...

Maybe it's about time to loose this thread. I think my peddle just got lose.
11-17-14, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,088
Posted By Latif

Won a bike at a raffle this week!

One of our local lbs's which is also a full outdoor adventure store had a raffle for a new bike this past week as part of their annual 25% off everything in the store sale. The person manning the...
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