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Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,826
Posted By Symox

Try to destroy a carbon fork

You may be shocked at how strong the thing is. I did this to a fork after an accident. Banging with a sledgehammer left only a scratch. Trying to compress the legs in a vice (got scary after reducing...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,471
Posted By Symox

Another thing

I love the look of unpainted titanium frames. That is was of the nicest Iíve seen
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,471
Posted By Symox

Looks like a nice bike if it feels good to...

Looks like a nice bike

if it feels good to you it is good

it is very difficult to access fit based on a picture. Unfortunately to do it right, someone needs to watch you ride from multiple...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,776
Posted By Symox

In praise of the ding ding

I recently went from whistling to alert walkers on paths and roads to using a (very cheap) bicycle bell. I'm really surprised how much more effective the bell is. I think people are trained to know...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-22, 11:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,738
Posted By Symox

had another nice ride today. after 4 weeks off...

had another nice ride today. after 4 weeks off i'm definitely low on stamina, but it sure does feel great to ride again

Especially since I gave the bike some TLC to fix stuff damaged in the crash...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By Symox

Please elaborate

Please elaborate
09-26-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 797
Posted By Symox

velox cotton tape

These have been my favorite rim strips. Never had an issue with them. They stay put and aren't abrasive.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 12,060
Posted By Symox

Yeah, I just used Gulf Wax meant for jarring that...

Yeah, I just used Gulf Wax meant for jarring that I got at the hardware store. As long as it is food grade I think the mineral oil content will be low and controlled and should work well for chains....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 10:26 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 12,060
Posted By Symox

went on first ride with wax

The short ride was on flat tarmac and so far, I'm impressed. Runs clean and quiet. Don't know if it is loader than my go to Finish Line Dry, but its close enough that I can't tell.

Shifting...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,738
Posted By Symox

3.5 weeks today

and got back on the bike for an easy ride.

So happy that the initial assessment by the ER doc of not riding for a YEAR was grossly incorrect.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,738
Posted By Symox

Great followup with doctor after accident

Said I'm doing great, no followups unless I want. Range of motion and healing excellent. Said as long as I don't crash and pain isn't too bad that I can ride. Will be at risk of rebreaking for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By Symox

Contemplating Going Wider

I have a bike with Mavic Open Pros that have space all around the front tire (between the tire and the frame/fork/caliper brake using hex wrenches) of 4mm and 3mm for the rear using 28mm GP5000s. I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,145
Posted By Symox

I thought the video was pretty well done. He...

I thought the video was pretty well done. He obviously spent quite a bit of time with camera angles, different shots and editing. I wish he had done the tests using the same tire model tubeless...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,066
Posted By Symox

where are you finding Open Pros for $25?

where are you finding Open Pros for $25?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 12:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,172
Posted By Symox

Prowheelbuilder

I make my own wheels based on Jobst Brandtís classic book. You can have prowheelbuilder make these for about 1/3 what your budget is
Hereís my recipe

rims-mavic open pro 28 or 32 hole (you can do...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 742
Posted By Symox

I prefer aluminum stem and bars

Even on a carbon bike. Most clamp force parts I just prefer to be metal. Especially after a crash I trust metal more. I like Zipp service course parts for these applications. Really well designed...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,738
Posted By Symox

Update

Recovering ok. Disappointed pain has come back a bit. Was hoping healing would be linear improvement, guess not.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,738
Posted By Symox

healing quite nice

Pain is way down. Can move arm above head with assist from other hand.

I'm driven to get back on the bike. Hopefully in 3-4 weeks?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,288
Posted By Symox

To me

Tubeless and disc brakes are similar in that they have large benefits for MTB, but little for road riding on tarmac in decent weather. Imho

unless you are riding a road bike in the rain or...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,738
Posted By Symox

Well Iím out

Was allowed to go home from the hospital today. Woohoo

i feel like Iím healing quick but we will see

btw, I made another post on this, but since so many have replied that endured crashes Iíll...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 12,060
Posted By Symox

How often do you rewax?

Itís not clear to me how long the immersion lubricant lasts before developing a squeaky chain. I found with white lighting clean ride it was surprisingly short. Something like every 100-200 miles. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 811
Posted By Symox

yes faster more comfort better grip ...

yes

faster
more comfort
better grip
Lighter

The Grand Prix 5000 are fantastic tires
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By Symox

Thanks for the suggestion on saddle creak

I searched this forum for help with a newish saddle that started to creak. A few people recommended silicon spray lubricant. It works beautifully

Thanks for the help y'all!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 01:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,873
Posted By Symox

Absolutely love the GP 5000s

Just wanted to update that Iíve been putting on the miles and am very impressed. It will take a lot to get me to switch tires now
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-22, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2,840
Views: 646,493
Posted By Symox

Big tubed cannondex

Iím just a sucker for the middle years where they had those large diameter tubes. Always thought they looked amazing
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,033
Posted By Symox

Wanted to report back that the Lezyne micro floor...

Wanted to report back that the Lezyne micro floor pump high pressure model has been fantastic. I've used it several times for travel and once for a flat repair. Extremely well made, lightweight,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,205
Posted By Symox

Successful arrival

Iím happy to announce the trip had no drama. I just assembled the bikeÖ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,205
Posted By Symox

Well its packed. Here it is before I put the...

Well its packed. Here it is before I put the final piece of foam and clam shell to close it. Wish me luck.

The dimensions are over the 80inch limit but under the 100lb limit (48lbs actually), so...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By Symox

Well itís packed

Wish me luck

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/523eb499_6ca5_463d_8e29_7d0fc9d9ac63_50cec939e60ecbe472e9092bf025a6a26579f866.jpeg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 491
Posted By Symox

No, that was the very last part of my sawing. I...

No, that was the very last part of my sawing. I didn't make it all the way through cleanly so there was this bit sticking out
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 491
Posted By Symox

I *think* it was just superficial, but better...

I *think* it was just superficial, but better safe than sorry. I tried scraping first but couldn't tell so I just cut it up. Here are the pics. I have a new appreciation for the strength of carbon...
06-09-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,338
Posted By Symox

Once went on a ride with an experienced rider who...

Once went on a ride with an experienced rider who passed me on a hill climb. He was on a fixie, I was on a triple

i was shamed 😁
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,106
Posted By Symox

upgraded to internal cam skewers

Took my OEM skewers from my Specialized Roubaix and upgraded them to Ultegra skewers. Not only are they virtually the same weight (+/- a gram), they hold much better and are frankly a better design...
05-31-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By Symox

I think Iím good then

I think Iím good then
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-22, 12:02 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,764
Posted By Symox

Main ride is a triple

I live near hills and regularly use all of my gear range each ride

i love having a triple
1x drivetrains are simple but I miss the tight steps of a triple

once dialed in, triples can be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,692
Posted By Symox

I did several sanitizing loads with hydrogen...

I did several sanitizing loads with hydrogen peroxide, white vinegar and Afresh laundry tablets (separately).

However, I think the most good was taking apart the three agitators in the tub as they...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,692
Posted By Symox

Update - Major progress

So I've been overhauling my front load washer which was had a lot of mold and mildew. Still not done cleaning it but already there is a huge difference in the reduction in the smell after a ride. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,692
Posted By Symox

so I overhaul the washer turns out there is a lot...

so I overhaul the washer turns out there is a lot of mildewy crud inside of the agitator in the tub. I ran a sanitary cycle with one of those washer bombs. And Iím leaving the door open itís smells...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,692
Posted By Symox

I don't shower before a ride i definitely...

I don't shower before a ride
i definitely shower right after and soak my clothing overnight in a bucket of water with some white vinegar and Borax.
Forum: Touring
04-24-22, 12:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,719
Posted By Symox

good points most if my rides are on road or...

good points
most if my rides are on road or wide gravel roads
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,033
Posted By Symox

Please recommend portable hand pump

Im moving from CO2 to a portable hand pump since Iím going to be carrying a frame bag and can fit something larger and donít want to worry about running out of air. Any recommendations? I prefer...
Forum: Touring
04-23-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,719
Posted By Symox

switched from seat bag to panniers and rack

Am very glad i just made the switch. Not only can i carry more (two Ortlieb front rollers used on the back = 25L vs 14L of seat bag) I found the following benefits

- handling is better (no wag)...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-22, 12:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By Symox

Wheels are a great way to bring new life to a...

Wheels are a great way to bring new life to a bike you like.

I did this with a road bike with good rims but the hubs were having issues.

did some research on building wheels and decided to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-22, 01:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By Symox

Praise for Voler

Was just going through my drawer of bike clothes and realized that at this point, virtually all of it is from Voler. I really like their products, especially the bib shorts, long and short sleeve...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By Symox

Review of Road Bike Rack: Axiom Streamliner DLX road

I made a video that I wished had existed when I was deciding to buy the Axiom Streamliner DLX Road. This is a pannier rear rack made specifically for road bikes with skewers. I try to show a lot of...
Forum: Touring
02-18-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 847
Posted By Symox

Lessons Learned from first bikepacking trip using a road bike

Here's what I learned from my first bikepacking adventure using a 2007 Specialized Roubaix Comp Triple . Hope you enjoy it!
https://youtu.be/wCudFA-tpI0
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-22, 12:15 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,873
Posted By Symox

ended up ordering a gp5000 for the front too. ...

ended up ordering a gp5000 for the front too.

Geesh, this site is a bad influence :)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,873
Posted By Symox

you sir, are not a friend to my wallet

you sir, are not a friend to my wallet
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,407
Posted By Symox

Polymer frames are interesting. It would...

Polymer frames are interesting. It would revolutionize bicycles if frames could be 3D printed with these polymers. Probably would take over a day to produce but just think of the possibilities -...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,873
Posted By Symox

First impressions of GP5000 from longtime Gatorskin user

In short, I'm very impressed. Just did my first ride with a GP5000 in the rear and Gatorskin in the front on some hills . (The rear tire that wore out first. I only replace tires when they wear out...
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