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Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,920
Posted By tedder987

For my last installs (GP5K TL) the 32 was harder...

For my last installs (GP5K TL) the 32 was harder than the 28, but I had had the foresight to have the 28 mounted on a spare rim for about a month where the 32 only had a few days to relax before...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,151
Posted By tedder987

Too late for that. Just rode the Rovals for my...

Too late for that. Just rode the Rovals for my first quick ride (23 miles, 1240 ft vertical). Definitely like them, they are about 350g lighter than what they replaced, might (?) be slightly aero,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,151
Posted By tedder987

I will have some more direct experience shortly. ...

I will have some more direct experience shortly. The wheels I ordered from prowheelbuilder ended up getting cancelled due to problems sourcing the parts (thanks covid). So I ordered a set of Roval...
06-05-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By tedder987

I have been taking it to 55psi where 50 is the...

I have been taking it to 55psi where 50 is the sidewall limit. Not sure how much higher I feel safe doing...
06-05-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By tedder987

So I removed the tire, cleaned everything up,...

So I removed the tire, cleaned everything up, added tones of soapy water, rotated the tire 180 degrees and tried about 5 times and it always hangs up at the same spot 180 degrees across from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,151
Posted By tedder987

Any of you guys use prowheelbuilder.com recently?...

Any of you guys use prowheelbuilder.com recently? As a result of this thread I ordered a set of wheels from them on 4/26/21 and they gave an initial estimate of 5/24/21 as the build date. In the 2...
06-01-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By tedder987

Well my first few tries have all failed both dry...

Well my first few tries have all failed both dry and with soapy water. I did not stop and remove all the liquid sealant from it first and I think that the sealant blowing out is negating the soapy...
05-31-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By tedder987

CliffordK, I think you got it. on close...

CliffordK, I think you got it. on close inspection it looks like at the low/skinny point, one side of the tire seems to have seated about 1/4" lower than the rest of the tire. The other side at the...
05-31-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By tedder987

Tire (not wheel) wobble - a mystery

So for a while I have been noticing that my rear wheel has a vertical wobble. Today I was going to see if I could fix it by adjusting spoke tension and found it wasn't the rim, it was the tire that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,151
Posted By tedder987

Thanks for saying I am not excessively heavy...

Thanks for saying I am not excessively heavy (though my wife might disagree)!. Yes the numbers I posted (except for the boyd stock wheel) were all from the prowheelbuilder.com configurator. I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,151
Posted By tedder987

Coming back full circle, here are a couple of...

Coming back full circle, here are a couple of resources for others in the future that I have found since I started the thread;

1. The Pro's closet blog post about wheel width...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,151
Posted By tedder987

OK Folks, I am closing in on a set. Bear in mind...

OK Folks, I am closing in on a set. Bear in mind my ideal budget was capped at $700 and the Boyd's were just close enough to that to step over a few $. However the PWB prices are really good too...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,151
Posted By tedder987

Wilmingtech that brings me full circle back to...

Wilmingtech that brings me full circle back to the initial question. Is a wheel with a 25mm internal width going to work OK on a road disc bike (Spz Roubaix) that nominally is rated for 32mm tires,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,151
Posted By tedder987

DangerousDan, how many (spinergy) spokes does...

DangerousDan, how many (spinergy) spokes does your tandem have?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,151
Posted By tedder987

I have looked at the Z32 a couple of times, but...

I have looked at the Z32 a couple of times, but there just are not any long-term reviews that I can find and the low spoke count (16/20) worries me (I know they are not normal spokes). Also one...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,181
Posted By tedder987

I think a power meter would be fun, but based on...

I think a power meter would be fun, but based on my use of the heart rate monitor (and even my cadence sensor) it just isn't worth the money. Plus I need to get new wheels first anyways as my old...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,181
Posted By tedder987

Caloso, thanks, that's exactly the sort of actual...

Caloso, thanks, that's exactly the sort of actual data I was hoping to see. Photobadger, I hope I have the same problem with underestimates, I am ~190cm tall and I can't really be as weak as Strava...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,151
Posted By tedder987

Thanks for all the replies. The Roubaix is disc...

Thanks for all the replies. The Roubaix is disc brake. It does seem as if the 25 wide gravels would be a step too far. With the current wheels I have ~1cm sides & top at the forks. At the back...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,181
Posted By tedder987

So I have a MTB as well as the road bike and both...

So I have a MTB as well as the road bike and both are in strava as such. part of why I asked the question is that on moderate MTB rides I would get average power estimates about 20% higher than for...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,181
Posted By tedder987

Yeah I figured that the precision would be lousy...

Yeah I figured that the precision would be lousy but is it also inaccurate? Strava does seem to know what way the wind is blowing though since it lists that on my rides along with the outside...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,151
Posted By tedder987

wheels - internal width?

I am looking around for new wheels to put on my 2017 Roubaix Comp. Unfortunately I can't swing anything expensive (i.e. carbon, or over $700) so getting the 'ideal' wheel isn't really an option. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,181
Posted By tedder987

Strava power estimates

Is there anyone with a power meter that has calibrated it against the strava average power estimates from the app? Just curious how (in)accurate they are.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By tedder987

Can't suggest anything for the tires, but what I...

Can't suggest anything for the tires, but what I did was to get a bit of reflective tape and stick it to the side of my rims. I used about a 1" by 1/4" piece of 3m prism tape and then I cut 2...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By tedder987

Shimano Cassette on SRAM XDR frehub?

Can a shimano cassette go on a SRAM XDR freehub? I am not finding a definitive answer on the google.
03-22-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By tedder987

jsigone, glad to hear they are working for you. ...

jsigone, glad to hear they are working for you. Great looking bike too btw. I am going to set them up tubeless from the start because I didn't have any tubes with a long enough valve on them (and...
03-20-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By tedder987

Well hopefully I didn't make a mistake as I...

Well hopefully I didn't make a mistake as I ordered them before I saw Zipp2001's response. I will update this in a month or two (if I don't forget).

FWIW Reynolds seem to think 250 lbs is an OK...
03-18-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,342
Posted By tedder987

FYI with respect to the trekz bone conduction...

FYI with respect to the trekz bone conduction headphones. I have had 3 pairs and they are not really sweat-proof enough for a sweaty guy (like me!). Off road, they would call 911 for me on hot days...
03-18-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By tedder987

Well I have been wrong before, blaming my bottom...

Well I have been wrong before, blaming my bottom bracket for what turned out to be wheel flex (in the first, warranty returned wheel. The warranty paid to build the 32 spoke ). The frame is a 2017...
03-18-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By tedder987

Reynolds wheel experience?

Hi all, I am a light-heavyweight clyde (~210 lbs) and I am looking at some reynolds 41mm deep wheels. They only have 24 spokes, but the support people at Reynolds said it won't be a problem.

Has...
10-29-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 388
Posted By tedder987

FYI this just became totally academic as I just...

FYI this just became totally academic as I just bought an Orbea Occam H2O from TPC. Still curious about the answer though.
10-29-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 388
Posted By tedder987

Giant matchup - Trance vs Reign

I am looking at getting my first full-suspension mtb at the Pros Closet (got a big credit there). I am hoping for a trail bike, but I will be riding it 3-5 miles to get to the hilly parts over...
10-07-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By tedder987

Sharing bike with the wife - size up or down?

I won (TdF giveaway) a gift card I can use to get a e-MTB from TheProsCloset and I am hoping I can get one that I can share with my wife. The idea is that I could ride it properly off road and that...
08-17-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,528
Posted By tedder987

Thanks for all the suggestions. I ended up...

Thanks for all the suggestions. I ended up getting a Conti race-king (2.2) I found on sale. Have had it on the front with the old rear for ~200 miles and its definitely an improvement on the WTB...
07-15-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,528
Posted By tedder987

Well after a bit of digging around I ordered a...

Well after a bit of digging around I ordered a Continental Race-King Protection from Amazon. I really like the reviews I saw for bot the Ikon and the Mezcal but I could not find them for less than...
07-14-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,528
Posted By tedder987

Not sure how wide I can go, but the 2.25 leave a...

Not sure how wide I can go, but the 2.25 leave a lot of room so maybe...
07-13-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,528
Posted By tedder987

It has a lockout. I am only looking for tire...

It has a lockout. I am only looking for tire suggestions here though as the rear tire has almost worn off the tread blocks completely...
07-13-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,528
Posted By tedder987

Tire for a 29" hardtail

Yes, another "which tire" thread...

29". hardtail. (REI Novara Ponderosa ~2012)
San Diego CA area (ie dry, a bit rocky, lots of steepness)
Has stock 2.25" WTB ? tires (rear is almost gone, front...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,243
Posted By tedder987

My 6800 pedals have about 18k miles on them...

My 6800 pedals have about 18k miles on them without issues (and I am over 200 lbs). I doubt the 8000's are significantly better. I would get the 6800s if there is a significant price differential,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,946
Posted By tedder987

Assos here also. The mille can be found under...

Assos here also. The mille can be found under $100 (have been through 3) and I ecently got a T. Cento for ~$140 at swissiconic. The Assos work far better for me than anything else I tried.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,867
Posted By tedder987

Final update for the archives, the torque setting...

Final update for the archives, the torque setting for the BB itself is 40 Nm
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,867
Posted By tedder987

the 48-55 is definitely the torque setting for...

the 48-55 is definitely the torque setting for the 8mm hex that holds the crank (did it last weekend) so it might match that for the cups. This is the english threaded (BSA) M30 also. This creak...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,867
Posted By tedder987

sdmc530, thanks for the suggestion. Apparently...

sdmc530, thanks for the suggestion. Apparently what we are looking at is the circlip that holds the bearings not a broken bearing race. The support tech suggested just tightening it up a bit to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,867
Posted By tedder987

sdmc530, it honestly hadn't occurred to me to...

sdmc530, it honestly hadn't occurred to me to contact their customer support. Have done so now though, thanks for the reminder. If I hear anything back from them I'll add it to the thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,867
Posted By tedder987

Praxis Bottom Bracket (on Spz Roubaix)

On my 2017 Spz Roubaix (the first FS version) it has a Praxis Zayante crank and their M30 bottom bracket. I just had my second BB fail and was wondering if others were also having this problem. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,306
Posted By tedder987

I have an XL Bell Stratus that fits with room to...

I have an XL Bell Stratus that fits with room to spare (but its hard to find hats that fit). Skip the MIPS for a few extra MM but possibly reduced protection.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,880
Posted By tedder987

Got mine ('17 Roubaix comp) back yesterday with...

Got mine ('17 Roubaix comp) back yesterday with the new collar. I can't tell the difference (big surprise) and the old collar they removed showed no issues. The new parts are filtering into the...
01-12-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,139
Posted By tedder987

my shop said the parts will be available Tuesday...

my shop said the parts will be available Tuesday or Wednesday next week (1/15/2019)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,854
Posted By tedder987

Verona, or lake Como and then head for the...

Verona, or lake Como and then head for the mountains...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,726
Posted By tedder987

I disagree. If its an organized ride you will be...

I disagree. If its an organized ride you will be in a group and the riders in front of you will give more aero benefit than the bars. Also, the aero bars & the position they put you in are...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,880
Posted By tedder987

Its OK if you don't like the FS. I happen to...

Its OK if you don't like the FS. I happen to love mine and have 10,476.9 mi (says Strava) trouble free miles on a '17 Roubaix comp that will be 2 years old on Monday. Already got the call from the...
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