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Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 326
Posted By eduskator

I like the look of a traditional roof rack. I was...

I like the look of a traditional roof rack. I was interested in getting Sea Suckers at some point, but realized that anyone could walk by, release the suction and leave with the whole thing. I know...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,020
Posted By eduskator

He does not care about your opinion or argument...

He does not care about your opinion or argument on whatever rubber is the best of the industry, he said he was happy with the damn new tires, and wanted to share it with us. Let the man be happy and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,020
Posted By eduskator

Wait, some people do this? :lol: On another...

Wait, some people do this? :lol:

On another topic, I always find it funny how some forum members here act like they are experts who know everything. If OP said he liked his new tires, then why the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,470
Posted By eduskator

Drinking too much alcohol the night before a...

Drinking too much alcohol the night before a ride. I'm in that age group where you just realized that Saturday and Sunday mornings are meant for doing things other than sleeping and/or recovering...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,757
Posted By eduskator

At this price tag, I am def. staying in the...

At this price tag, I am def. staying in the electronic groupset world. The Venge Pro 2020 is offered in either Ultegra DI2 or Force ETap AXS (same price for both) while the TCR Advanced Pro comes in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By eduskator

Revolt. Cheaper, stiffer, better & lifetime...

Revolt. Cheaper, stiffer, better & lifetime warranty on the frameset.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,273
Posted By eduskator

The only ego I have when I ride is to finish my...

The only ego I have when I ride is to finish my ride. If I set a 100km goal, I know I won't be able to see the finish line if I start racing with random people at the beginning of my ride or even...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,757
Posted By eduskator

I can certainly afford it, but I am just not that...

I can certainly afford it, but I am just not that eager to have more than 1 bike. If I were to have 2, I'd get a gravel bike as my 2nd one :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,273
Posted By eduskator

Lesson learned. I do have a problem with the fact...

Lesson learned. I do have a problem with the fact that a cyclist would be yelling something to another cyclist though. When I ride, I don't have time to talk, especially not yell.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 529
Posted By eduskator

Did my longest ride ever yesterday: 101kms...

Did my longest ride ever yesterday: 101kms (63miles) & 1249m (4100ft) of total elevation in roughly 4 hours in the National Park close to where I live. A century ride was my 2020 goal so I am very...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,439
Posted By eduskator

You probably don't waive at cyclist using flat...

You probably don't waive at cyclist using flat pedals either, right? If you have time to see that, are you even pedaling hard enough? :lol:

I waive from time to time, but just by lifting my left...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,693
Posted By eduskator

+1. I had bought a set of Pro4 Endurance for my...

+1. I had bought a set of Pro4 Endurance for my Defy after a few flats on the original P-SL1 tires and they were great.

Never liked Gatorskins.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By eduskator

IMO it takes too much time to go back to clear....

IMO it takes too much time to go back to clear. Not worth it.

I ride with sunglasses that have very low tint (I like Oakley's Prizm technology). I don't have any issues keeping them on even in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,997
Posted By eduskator

Why don't you start with dual-sided SPDs instead?...

Why don't you start with dual-sided SPDs instead? Best of both worlds.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,217
Posted By eduskator

At least they greased it...

At least they greased it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,531
Posted By eduskator

Merlin Cycle is so cheap... 50$ the tire instead...

Merlin Cycle is so cheap... 50$ the tire instead of 100$. I guess the ''new'' one is the Addix. At this price, it's tempting to order 2 28mm and try them!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 15,411
Posted By eduskator

I saw those at my LBS, but since I need a new...

I saw those at my LBS, but since I need a new pump anyways, it'll actually be cheaper to buy the 2 in 1. My cat also agrees with not having to turn on an electric air compressor inside the house.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,512
Posted By eduskator

Ok, I'm out!!

Ok, I'm out!!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 15,411
Posted By eduskator

I know, right? I thought of it, but buying beer...

I know, right? I thought of it, but buying beer at the store in the morning would have made me look like a drunk :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 15,411
Posted By eduskator

My LBS was finally able to inflate it. It took 3...

My LBS was finally able to inflate it. It took 3 guys holding different areas of the tires :lol:

Kudos to them for squeezing me in-between 2 jobs in this very busy time of year (especially with...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 15,411
Posted By eduskator

It's an air tank. You pressurise air inside it...

It's an air tank. You pressurise air inside it using your regular bike pump, and then it can be used to mount TL tires on your rims.

There are also pumps with built-in air chamber that can do the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,089
Posted By eduskator

I got them for 175$ all in (CAD). They were on...

I got them for 175$ all in (CAD). They were on sale at Merlin Cycle. LBSs were selling them for 250$+TX (no rebates unfortunately, because I really want to support local businesses right now) and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 715
Posted By eduskator

What kind of movement? Yellow = 6 degrees. ...

What kind of movement? Yellow = 6 degrees.

Try another one & see if it solves your problem. If so, return defective product. Also, you might as well treat yourself & change both sides.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 537
Posted By eduskator

I don't look at my stats until the end of the...

I don't look at my stats until the end of the ride. I consider the overall ride when comparing my rides (from start to beginning). Strava tells me when I did a PR or a KOM in one specific segment...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 19,484
Views: 4,108,212
Posted By eduskator

New R8000 pedals to match my drivetrain. Received...

New R8000 pedals to match my drivetrain. Received today.


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Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,089
Posted By eduskator

And voila! ...

And voila!

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,089
Posted By eduskator

Update on my April 21st order @ Merlin Cycle : ...

Update on my April 21st order @ Merlin Cycle :

Item arrived to my local shipping facility this morning and I am waiting for an ''out for delivery'' notification. It doesn't look like CBSA (border...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,983
Posted By eduskator

Glad to see it ended up well. Weird excuse as to...

Glad to see it ended up well. Weird excuse as to why they didn't do a fit at first, but anyways.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,076
Posted By eduskator

That's what went through my mind as well. One...

That's what went through my mind as well. One must sometimes learn the hard way :innocent: I wouldn't say it's an upgrade though, DI2 is clearly bettah.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,089
Posted By eduskator

It was 100$ for me. I am not sure where about you...

It was 100$ for me. I am not sure where about you live, but I can understand them not offering free international shipping under that price mark.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,039
Posted By eduskator

He striked back again, hasn't he? How old is that...

He striked back again, hasn't he? How old is that guy?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,089
Posted By eduskator

10 days total is good IMO. CCC is very quick from...

10 days total is good IMO. CCC is very quick from my experience. I ordered last September and it took 1 week arrive at my door.

My Saturday order got dispatched on Sunday. I checked my tracking #...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,983
Posted By eduskator

Employees and rent to pay or not, they still lost...

Employees and rent to pay or not, they still lost money by not price matching it. Either they couldn't (in other words, they would have sold me the product under their cost) or they could but didn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,983
Posted By eduskator

I totally agree with you on this one. I was...

I totally agree with you on this one. I was shopping this weekend for new pedals and LBSs around sold them for 250$ + TX. Amazon had them at 205$ shipping & taxes included so I gave a few LBS a call...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 872
Posted By eduskator

You should really try to ride them at least a...

You should really try to ride them at least a little to see how YOU feel on it as your comfort is the most important.

I'd say Giant Contend (I am biased). You simply can't have better...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,983
Posted By eduskator

Every good LBS should offer a free basic fit with...

Every good LBS should offer a free basic fit with bike purchase. It can be challenging with the current situation and social distancing restrictions, but adjusting a seat & a stem is no rocket...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 14,506
Posted By eduskator

Looks like 28 is becoming (or is already?) the...

Looks like 28 is becoming (or is already?) the new standard in race bikes, isn't it? I always look around when I am in bicycle shops and I see many 2020s with OEM 28mm.

Research seem to indicate...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 825
Posted By eduskator

1000 miles? I don't believe it's enough to...

1000 miles? I don't believe it's enough to warrant swapping chain. I'd measure the chain stretch first but it should pretty close to new unless you managed to produce enough watts in your last...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 629
Posted By eduskator

Indeed my friend! Statistically speaking, it's...

Indeed my friend! Statistically speaking, it's still odd though. It looks like OP bought the bike & likes it so, case closed!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 15,411
Posted By eduskator

I opted for tubeless last year and didn't get any...

I opted for tubeless last year and didn't get any flat so far (used to get 1 per month on my previous bike...). One thing's for sure though, if I get one, I'll need to call the girlfriend so she can...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 15,209
Posted By eduskator

Time to adapt! LBS must offer online shopping &...

Time to adapt! LBS must offer online shopping & competitive prices. There is one thing internet can't offer to customers though; in person service.
R&D, marketing, administrative expenses,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,503
Posted By eduskator

Giant Contend? At this budget, I am guessing...

Giant Contend?

At this budget, I am guessing that you are not really sure on liking this sport or not, so might as well get the best bang for your buck. At 750$, you will most likely need to stick...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By eduskator

Oh... I see! lol

Oh... I see! lol
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,618
Posted By eduskator

I saw that, what a shame! Better get a 2019 at...

I saw that, what a shame! Better get a 2019 at 20% off then! I hope Giant is not planning on ditching Di2 from its lineups. Me no like SRAM! :crash:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 772
Posted By eduskator

I would get whatever brand fits, is on sale and...

I would get whatever brand fits, is on sale and has a good reputation. Make sure he tries the helmet as he might not like the feel.


Even if it would be, the human head is still too soft to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 6,974
Posted By eduskator

I feel you. It's indeed harder and for my part,...

I feel you. It's indeed harder and for my part, it took me a while to adapt but I eventually got used to it. I also ride in high elevation where my average speed is way less than if I was riding on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,446
Posted By eduskator

Chloe asks if this is even a real question ...

Chloe asks if this is even a real question
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Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,283
Posted By eduskator

It seems like it would be less than patching your...

It seems like it would be less than patching your tubes. It's a big thing nowadays. To patch or not to patch?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,136
Posted By eduskator

This is great! On my side, I'm still waiting...

This is great!

On my side, I'm still waiting for the PTFE from China (ordered on Amazon on January 22, 2020). Amazon reimbursed me since I didn't get it by the latest expected delivery date, but I...
03-24-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 992
Posted By eduskator

Fitt will be different depending on the usage......

Fitt will be different depending on the usage... However, one thing's for sure, it will always prevent injuries on the long run.

Your body will also change over time - your fitt too.
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