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10-12-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,605
Posted By Ogsarg

What improvement is there over current (Di2/Etap)...

What improvement is there over current (Di2/Etap) electronic shifting? I'm guessing this is just someone at Ford filing for a patent for the sake of filing for a patent.
10-10-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 615
Posted By Ogsarg

I have Ultegra DI2 with a compact double and...

I have Ultegra DI2 with a compact double and 11-34 cassette. While I admit to never actually trying, I don't think it will handle anything bigger.
10-08-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 216
Posted By Ogsarg

My first road bike was an 09 Roubaix with a mix...

My first road bike was an 09 Roubaix with a mix of Ultegra and 105 parts and triple chainring. It served me well for several years when I splurged for a new Roubaix Comp Di2. Might still be riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2,631
Views: 403,875
Posted By Ogsarg

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By Ogsarg

Well. I thought the battery issue was solved but...

Well. I thought the battery issue was solved but no joy. I was showing a full charge on the indicator after charging but yesterday I started out on a ride of about 82 miles. 30 miles out, the battery...
09-20-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4,165
Views: 636,902
Posted By Ogsarg

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09-16-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 555
Posted By Ogsarg

Wow! That bike looks super clean for as old as it...

Wow! That bike looks super clean for as old as it is. One of those the original owner never used, I guess. My first road bike was an 09 Roubaix I bought used and it was not near as clean.

Would be...
09-16-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,973
Posted By Ogsarg

You have a bike. Go ride some of the trail and...

You have a bike. Go ride some of the trail and see if you're comfortable. What's the worst that can happen? You won't be comfortable and turn back. Big whoop.
09-15-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 6,014
Posted By Ogsarg

I cannot think of a single thing where the...

I cannot think of a single thing where the quality of an item and the price increase at the same rate. At the end of the day, everyone makes their own decision as to the value of a few grams or the...
09-15-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,354
Posted By Ogsarg

What I learned is that it is not easy to ride...

What I learned is that it is not easy to ride no-handed on a lightweight carbon bike when there is any substantial wind.
09-15-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,268
Posted By Ogsarg

If you have a bike and it works for you, you...

If you have a bike and it works for you, you shouldn't even be thinking about a new bike. Ride it till you aren't satisfied with it anymore and then you'll know what you're dissatisfied with and be...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By Ogsarg

Well. I got the battery charged now. I think the...

Well. I got the battery charged now. I think the recessed pin was causing an intermittent connection and that causes the charger to stop charging until it gets unplugged and plugged back in. I may...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By Ogsarg

I had a few minutes to look at the bike this...

I had a few minutes to look at the bike this morning. I noticed that one of the two pins in the charging port (bar end type) is more recessed than the other and perhaps the connection is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By Ogsarg

Di2 battery life?

I got my 19 Roubaix Comp in December of 2020 and it probably has about 4000 miles on it. I generally ride it on the weekends and have another bike that gets ridden during the week. I would usually...
09-08-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,345
Posted By Ogsarg

Rather than ask who is at fault, what you should...

Rather than ask who is at fault, what you should be asking is what should I have done to prevent this incident and I think that has been answered. You were not prepared to react to the unexpected...
09-07-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,710
Posted By Ogsarg

For daytime riding, you need something bright....

For daytime riding, you need something bright. Otherwise it will be mostly useless. I used to use a Cygolite Hotshot pro, which is a great tail light with excellent battery life but after about 2.5...
09-07-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 877
Posted By Ogsarg

At some point it just becomes easier to put a...

At some point it just becomes easier to put a cycling app on your phone and ditching the computer altogether.
08-16-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By Ogsarg

My 2019 Roubaix comp came with Ultegra Di2. After...

My 2019 Roubaix comp came with Ultegra Di2. After seeing the prices you posted, I'm glad I got it when I did.

Will be interesting to see if prices fall if the pandemic ever ends and the global...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 797
Posted By Ogsarg

Thanks for all the feedback. The specs for the...

Thanks for all the feedback. The specs for the 530 I saw online don't list a temperature sensor so assumed it did not have one. I also noted in the link posted above that being in full sun will cause...
08-16-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,231
Posted By Ogsarg

No pedal should snap off, not even cheap plastic...

No pedal should snap off, not even cheap plastic ones from a big box store. Could result in serious injuries in the right circumstance.
08-16-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By Ogsarg

I had a rack for carrying a small motorcycle and...

I had a rack for carrying a small motorcycle and added boat trailer led lights to it. I think the lights were around 20 bucks and the wiring harness was another 10-15 as I recall. They come in all...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 797
Posted By Ogsarg

Garmin connect temp readings - Accurate?

Yesterday I rode into a remote area where there was either no cell service or 1X (no data). This is south of where I live and it's always hotter in that area. It was cooler than usual when I left my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2,764
Views: 484,181
Posted By Ogsarg

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08-11-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 509
Posted By Ogsarg

I'd go ride some trails before you do anything....

I'd go ride some trails before you do anything. Conditions on trails can vary quite a bit and you may find you're totally comfortable with what you have and if you're not, you'll have a better idea...
08-10-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By Ogsarg

Why be concerned with what others deem to be...

Why be concerned with what others deem to be acceptable behavior? Use some common sense and don't give cyclists a bad name.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By Ogsarg

The problem with TSA is there are broad...

The problem with TSA is there are broad interpretations and one guy can let x item through and another won't and if they won't, you either go back to the counter and check a bag ( I usually don't...
08-06-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By Ogsarg

Wireless charger...

Wireless charger (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0756VZG17/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

I used this one with my iphone 8 with quad lock case. Sometimes I have to adjust the...
08-04-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,487
Posted By Ogsarg

I'd replace it but I'm sure you'll hear different...

I'd replace it but I'm sure you'll hear different opinions. It's a regularly debated topic.
08-03-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,360
Posted By Ogsarg

The statistics on the outcome for older people...

The statistics on the outcome for older people that have broken hips is very sobering....shocking really. I think about it often and know that at some point the risk/reward calculation will change...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2,764
Views: 484,181
Posted By Ogsarg

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08-02-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4,165
Views: 636,902
Posted By Ogsarg

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07-22-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 655
Posted By Ogsarg

Pactimo has been my main brand for several years....

Pactimo has been my main brand for several years. I currently have 3 pairs of bibs and about 5 jerseys as well as a thermal jersey, a wind vest, a base layer top, and a pair of gloves. Their 12 hour...
07-22-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By Ogsarg

Take the s/n into a Giant dealer and have them...

Take the s/n into a Giant dealer and have them look it up or send an email to Giant customer service. Should be able to get someone to authenticate it if it is not fake.
07-21-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,139
Posted By Ogsarg

Let me get this straight. You're bashing a...

Let me get this straight. You're bashing a feature based on something that may happen to you someday that might involve you calling for a ride.
07-19-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,680
Posted By Ogsarg

Loved my Airhawk when I was motorcycling but I...

Loved my Airhawk when I was motorcycling but I don't see it being something I would want on a bicycle. The airhawk has air pockets with small openings between them. The idea is to get just enough...
07-16-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 19,272
Posted By Ogsarg

Look at the amperage draw for the motor you plan...

Look at the amperage draw for the motor you plan to use and then start looking at rheostats and switches that can handle that much current plus a 25% safety factor (typical engineering practice).
...
07-08-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,288
Posted By Ogsarg

"The line will be sold exclusively by IBDs." ...

"The line will be sold exclusively by IBDs."

What's an IBD?
07-07-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By Ogsarg

My guess is that they don't know the root cause...

My guess is that they don't know the root cause of the problem and don't want to speculate. One has to assume that a certain amount of testing happened before releasing them to the public and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 9,485
Posted By Ogsarg

If you're walking down the sidewalk do you say hi...

If you're walking down the sidewalk do you say hi to everyone you pass? Probably not. While you may think that you are part of a special group and feel like you should acknowledge others, you should...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 679
Posted By Ogsarg

I used cyclemeter (Premium for $10/yr.) for...

I used cyclemeter (Premium for $10/yr.) for several years before getting a Garmin. Really liked it for its nice user interface, easy data recall, and more features than I would ever use. I had no...
06-30-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 832
Posted By Ogsarg

Look on Bangood or Ali Express for cheap tools....

Look on Bangood or Ali Express for cheap tools. They won't be great quality but for use every few years, should suffice.
06-30-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 684
Posted By Ogsarg

Did they not tell you "no strenous activity for...

Did they not tell you "no strenous activity for 24 hours"? I've been donating regularly since the early 90's (closing in on 100 pints) and can't recall them ever not saying that. You're losing...
06-29-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 883
Posted By Ogsarg

If you ride a lot of crappy pavement, I'd go with...

If you ride a lot of crappy pavement, I'd go with the Roubaix for the future shock assuming it fits you well. It does make a big difference on long rides. If you're riding on good roads, and they...
06-29-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By Ogsarg

When you emailed, did you say specifically you...

When you emailed, did you say specifically you were interested in one of the saddles? If so, and he wants to sell the whole bin, then he may be ignoring you on purpose. If you didn't say anything at...
06-28-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,516
Posted By Ogsarg

The furthest I've ridden from home is just over...

The furthest I've ridden from home is just over 50 miles as the outbound of a century.

As far as riding away from home, I did enjoy riding around Paris on one of their city bikes.
...
06-16-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,749
Posted By Ogsarg

False premise as far as I'm concerned. After a...

False premise as far as I'm concerned. After a long ride, I usually have a beer before showering and that usually makes me feel pretty good. :beer:
06-16-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,080
Posted By Ogsarg

For the last 5+ years I have been riding before...

For the last 5+ years I have been riding before work 3-4 days/week between 15-21 miles on my old beater MTB. Prior to the pandemic, I had to start around 4:00 AM in order to get back, shower, etc....
06-11-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By Ogsarg

At 5'7", I would think the 50 or 52 would be the...

At 5'7", I would think the 50 or 52 would be the most likely to fit but this can vary based on body proportions and bike geometry. Is it possible the Synapse is actually a 54 and not 44?

The Allez...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Ogsarg

Personally, I think a road bike is easier on the...

Personally, I think a road bike is easier on the back than a bike where you sit upright but not all agree. Road bike handlebars offer several different hand positions and that can reduce hand/wrist...
06-07-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4,165
Views: 636,902
Posted By Ogsarg

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