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08-09-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4,570
Views: 360,343
Posted By GBK233

38 miles

38 miles
08-08-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,681
Posted By GBK233

I have a mirror and won't ride without it. I...

I have a mirror and won't ride without it. I have a Garmin Varia....and use my mirror to see what is coming up on me after the Varia detects it
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By GBK233

440 miles for July. 33 total rides. Moving time...

440 miles for July. 33 total rides. Moving time 23hours 40mins.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 20,544
Views: 4,813,105
Posted By GBK233

In the last two weeks I bought : - used 2020...

In the last two weeks I bought :

- used 2020 Specialized Tarmac SL6 Expert
-Wahoo Bolt V2
-Wahoo mounts
-Wahoo Heart monitor
-Pioneer Power meter
-Supacaz bar tape
- X-tiger cycling glasses
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 922
Posted By GBK233

Had a ***** of time with my first experience with...

Had a ***** of time with my first experience with tubeless. Problem was that I hadn't fully cleaned off all old dried up sealant from the beads...before I reinstalled the tires. Now....I love...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 563
Posted By GBK233

Switch to a master link(i.e Wipperman). Makes...

Switch to a master link(i.e Wipperman). Makes chain cleaning etc much easier.

I use melted wax and will never go back to the hassle of degreasing/lubing weekly.
07-31-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,423
Posted By GBK233

got that one from a woman the other day. I...

got that one from a woman the other day. I screamed back “that’s illegal….you a**hole”. Lol
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,182
Posted By GBK233

Just bought my first Di2 bike last week. It’s...

Just bought my first Di2 bike last week. It’s def a much nicer experience than manually shifting imo. Is it worth doing a retrofit on an existing bike?….prob not. I def find myself being able to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,446
Posted By GBK233

There may be some of that as well. btw: I...

There may be some of that as well.

btw: I didn’t upgrade just for weight. Just made sense to upgrade vs upgrading the wheels on my Defy and adding Di2
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,499
Posted By GBK233

If you ride the roads….a Garmin Varia is the ONLY...

If you ride the roads….a Garmin Varia is the ONLY option imo.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,163
Posted By GBK233

I think wind is going to have more affect based...

I think wind is going to have more affect based on aerodynamics….than rider weight. I hate wind…but I’m much stronger now(and I slammed my stem)….and wind doesn’t have nearly the affect on my rides...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,446
Posted By GBK233

Just upgraded last from a 2020 Giant Defy...

Just upgraded last from a 2020 Giant Defy Advanced 2 to a 2020 Tarmac SL6 expert Di2. Saw improvement IMMEDIATELY. Average speed went up 2mph…and shaved 2-3min off my daily 15mile ride
I’m sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 27,251
Views: 17,834,976
Posted By GBK233

it’s def unique. It turns Lilac color in the...

it’s def unique. It turns Lilac color in the sunlight
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 27,251
Views: 17,834,976
Posted By GBK233

Only been into cycling for about 18 months…and...

Only been into cycling for about 18 months…and I’ve been upgrading bikes quite a bit. Bought this last week
2020 Tarmac SL6 Expert. My first foray into electronic shifting.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,069
Posted By GBK233

Wind is my nemesis. It’s physically and mentally...

Wind is my nemesis. It’s physically and mentally draining,
04-03-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,440
Posted By GBK233

Defy Advanced 2 for dry weather. Contend AR1 for...

Defy Advanced 2 for dry weather. Contend AR1 for wet roads. Love em both
04-03-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,458
Posted By GBK233

Melted wax for me. Couldn’t stand dealing with...

Melted wax for me. Couldn’t stand dealing with cleaning and degreasing.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,907
Posted By GBK233

I have SKS raceblades on my Defy. They are okay,...

I have SKS raceblades on my Defy. They are okay, but still allow plenty of spray to get to my feet etc. I rarely ride my Defy on wet roads anymore tho.

I put SKS chromoplastic Longboards on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,742
Posted By GBK233

35 degrees and damp. I’d rather ride in...

35 degrees and damp. I’d rather ride in this….than windy conditions. I HATE WIND
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,193
Posted By GBK233

I put 2500 on my Pirelli Velos without any...

I put 2500 on my Pirelli Velos without any problems. Center section of rear tire was a little squared off so I replaced it. Didn’t really need to be replaced, but I did it anyway for piece of mind.
03-06-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 630
Posted By GBK233

Shoe covers ftw. As for the sockless...

Shoe covers ftw. As for the sockless thing…..your shoes are too small and socks would help keep your feet dry(and warm)
02-21-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 22,444
Posted By GBK233

6ft. I ride a Large Defy and my spare bike is a...

6ft. I ride a Large Defy and my spare bike is a M/L Contend. Large seems perfect, but the M/L feels pretty darn good also. I put a slightly longer stem on the Contend.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,922
Posted By GBK233

It’s not like cassettes and/or are crazy...

It’s not like cassettes and/or are crazy expensive. All of that time and hassle ain’t worth it imo. I have 3000 miles on my cassette and it looks amazing,
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,193
Posted By GBK233

Love my Pirelli Cinturato Velos

Love my Pirelli Cinturato Velos
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,851
Posted By GBK233

$2k for a seven year old bike with rim brakes and...

$2k for a seven year old bike with rim brakes and beat up derailleur?……no thanks
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,157
Posted By GBK233

Can all clincher wheels be set up tubeless?

Scored a nice Fuji Cross 1.3 for $575. Going to use it as a wet road and/or winter bike. Oval Concept 327 clincher wheels. Can they be setup tubeless(taped and tubeless stem)?

...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 871
Posted By GBK233

These are the “caps” I’m referring to ...

These are the “caps” I’m referring to


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1161x749/0fe3e50e_4c83_40b5_9e49_6ee514da1150_0507d85e3fd39811d1a47e62191ee674f2ecdc3f.jpeg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 871
Posted By GBK233

My PR2 wheels are 12x100 thru axle(front). I...

My PR2 wheels are 12x100 thru axle(front). I used the spacer caps(or whatever they’re called) from them for another set of wheels I bought used. Now I want to use the PR2s for the Fuji and I don’t...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 871
Posted By GBK233

What size end caps for Giant PR2 wheels

Picked up a Fuji Cross 1.3 as a spare bike…and I want to use my Giant PR2 wheels because they are tubeless. What size spacers do I need for the front wheel?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,660
Posted By GBK233

ya….my headlight has strobe feature that is crazy...

ya….my headlight has strobe feature that is crazy bright. But I only use it during the day. At night…I just run it as a headlight and the beam is aimed to illuminate the road ahead of me.
I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,660
Posted By GBK233

The Varia has a “night” flashing mode that isn’t...

The Varia has a “night” flashing mode that isn’t as bright and the light intensity slowly gets brighter and dimmer. The “day” strobe is def dazzling when used at night.
With that being said….if...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,660
Posted By GBK233

I also have the previous version of this...

I also have the previous version of this light…both are nice. I’ve been on rides and have had my cell phone battery get low…so being able to charge it off the headlight is nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,660
Posted By GBK233

Yup..I have one. Hence the reason I wrote “love...

Yup..I have one. Hence the reason I wrote “love mine” at the end of my last post. LOL. Has digital readout that shows battery life also, which is a plus.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 04:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,660
Posted By GBK233

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1502x771/00146ea3_6f2d_4f88_87f7_98a7a08da59b_451a1f01775aa4d3ebc111dfe2ef238f1f08a967.jpeg
Victagen 3000 lumen light(Amazon). Very bright...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 04:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,836
Posted By GBK233

I had same thing. I lightly greased crank...

I had same thing. I lightly greased crank splines and wheel axles where they meet the frame. Noises went away
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,603
Posted By GBK233

FIVE flats? Find different roads to ride....

FIVE flats? Find different roads to ride. Problem solved.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,187
Posted By GBK233

Zero issues with my PR2s. They are a bit heavy,...

Zero issues with my PR2s. They are a bit heavy, but have stayed true.
I pulled the axle recently and bearings look/feel perfect after 1400 miles.

I bought a set of take-off R470 wheels so my PR2...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By GBK233

RX8s arrived today. Fit is perfect. Took a 15mile...

RX8s arrived today. Fit is perfect. Took a 15mile ride. The stiffness is awesome and the increased power transfer was immediately noticeable.
Fitted the cleats as far back as they would go….and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,398
Posted By GBK233

Safe to assume that melted wax chain lube would...

Safe to assume that melted wax chain lube would protect chain/drivetrain from dust etc better than conventional lubes? I don’t gravel ride, but now that I use melted wax…..I don’t even think about...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By GBK233

Other LBS in town only carried Bontrager shoes...

Other LBS in town only carried Bontrager shoes and few odd models. Would’ve loved to buy local (even if it cost me $50 more) just to ensure correct fit.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By GBK233

ya…just assumed. We’ll see if I guessed...

ya…just assumed. We’ll see if I guessed correctly.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By GBK233

Local bike shop only had 176 model in stock, I...

Local bike shop only had 176 model in stock, I tried them on for sizing purposes.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By GBK233

Pulled the trigger on the Shimano RX8s. The Lake...

Pulled the trigger on the Shimano RX8s. The Lake MX238s looked good, but not enough info/reviews online for me to take the leap. The Fizik X5 Terra looked good(and cheap price) also, but since I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By GBK233

Went to LBS….and tried on the 176 model. 45 is...

Went to LBS….and tried on the 176 model. 45 is def the correct size. Owner of the shop says he personally rides the MX238s and likes them. Says he has to dress the leather twice a year.
Also said...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By GBK233

Only 2 bike shops in my area that carry Lake....

Only 2 bike shops in my area that carry Lake. First one apparently only has MX176 shoes in stock…other store doesn’t open for another hour. I’m not holding out hope though…and local bike shops...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By GBK233

Thoughts on sizing? I’m a 45 in Shimano. ...

Thoughts on sizing? I’m a 45 in Shimano. Measured my foot at 10.75” (273mm). According to Lake size chart that’s a 43.5.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By GBK233

I do almost no walking in my cycling shoes….so...

I do almost no walking in my cycling shoes….so that isn’t much of a concern for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By GBK233

Do they have a nylon or carbon fiber sole? With...

Do they have a nylon or carbon fiber sole? With that being said…I don’t know if carbon fiber sole is an upgrade that I would even notice.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By GBK233

Ya…those were def on my radar. Nice looking...

Ya…those were def on my radar. Nice looking shoe, but the brown was a bit of a turnoff. Although at the end of the day….I just want comfort/performance.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By GBK233

What do you like about them? The double BOA?

What do you like about them? The double BOA?
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