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Forum: Commuting
10-19-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 63
Posted By spectastic

clamping carradice SQR onto D shaped carbon seat post?

I ordered a SQR system for my carradice camper because it seemed like less of a rip off compared to the bagman, seemed like a more secure system, and I didn't want to mess with the straps anymore. My...
Forum: Touring
10-18-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,550
Posted By spectastic

Beware of the clearance between the bottom of the...

Beware of the clearance between the bottom of the bag and the tire. I have a bagman mount without the support underneath, and the bag rests on the top of my rear fender, which is ok. However, I found...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 831
Posted By spectastic

i've decided to just strip everything from it,...

i've decided to just strip everything from it, and keep lights in my backpack. figured i'll probably never flat in these tractor tires in my 1 mile commute, and everything in this town is pretty...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 831
Posted By spectastic

I got a water proof seat cover over the brooks,...

I got a water proof seat cover over the brooks, so nobody knows what it is unless they really take their time. plus, i don't think these thieves know what a brooks saddle is. i think most of them are...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 831
Posted By spectastic

Thief proof my bike parts

I lived in Austin TX for 3 years, and never had anything stolen from my bikes. I moved to Eugene OR recently, and the petty theft here is on another level. I have anti theft skewers on my wheels and...
09-23-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,454
Posted By spectastic

i've been here for maybe a month. don't really go...

i've been here for maybe a month. don't really go to the bike paths really, aside from running along the river every once in a while. having to worry about irrational actions from homeless people is...
09-23-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,221
Posted By spectastic

we have professionals here? :lol: :roflmao: ...

we have professionals here? :lol: :roflmao:

I consider pushups somewhat of a core workout. Same with stretching, depending on how you do it. I've only started maybe 2 weeks ago, and have been...
09-22-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,221
Posted By spectastic

I do cycling for fun, fitness etc. However, I...

I do cycling for fun, fitness etc. However, I also want to keep a good balance, and this just this ain't natural

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09-03-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 967
Posted By spectastic

depends on how long you were out i think. friend...

depends on how long you were out i think. friend of mine took like a 10 year break, and came back as a cat 4. he got to skip cat 5 because someone from USAC knew him. you can probably try to appeal...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,467
Posted By spectastic

the trains in the US are pretty slow, otherwise,...

the trains in the US are pretty slow, otherwise, i agree it'd be a good option
09-02-19, 02:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,230
Posted By spectastic

well i'm in eugene now. so far I like it a lot....

well i'm in eugene now. so far I like it a lot. temperature is much more mild compared to central texas (omfg). but the rain starts in october. gonna enjoy whatever daylight I can get for now.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 02:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,467
Posted By spectastic

thanks for the suggestions. I get that people...

thanks for the suggestions. I get that people have sentimental attachments to their bikes. However, if you pick a bike with the right size/geometry, you can adjust the fit to be exactly like your own...
08-21-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,230
Posted By spectastic

how does winter training typically work?

how does winter training typically work?
08-16-19, 01:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,230
Posted By spectastic

I found a place for $500 (including parking,...

I found a place for $500 (including parking, utilities, internet), right next to the university, where i'll be working. the quad efficiency units where you have your own locked room and share the...
08-16-19, 01:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,230
Posted By spectastic

I did a bike tour down the west coast around...

I did a bike tour down the west coast around summer time once. figured I just bring a bivy and a sleeping pad, and camp out on the hiker/biker sites. no blanket, because I wanted to save weight. that...
08-13-19, 01:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By spectastic

replacement in kind would be the easiest thing to...

replacement in kind would be the easiest thing to do. I'm just wondering if later deore designs are compatible with the m525, assuming that the engineering of the free hubs in the alter designs are...
08-13-19, 01:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By spectastic

idk, but the hub bearings are well greased and...

idk, but the hub bearings are well greased and properly tightened. but there's still some lateral play in the cassette. it likely won't affect shifting very much in the bike i'm running, but still...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 01:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,467
Posted By spectastic

renting bikes instead of traveling with bike

For those of you who travel a lot and like to ride where you travel, have you considered not shipping the bike, but instead renting one at the place you're traveling to, even if it's for up to a...
08-12-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By spectastic

shimano free hub replacement?

I bought a used wheelset that has shimano deore fh-mt525 rear hub. I noticed there was play in the free hub. Greasing the bearings did not help, so it appears the free hub body needs to be replaced,...
08-07-19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,230
Posted By spectastic

but I hail from the midwest my man. ain't no rain...

but I hail from the midwest my man. ain't no rain going to keep me down after 22 years of hardass winter. no sir
08-06-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,230
Posted By spectastic

Well I didn't get the job in so cal like I was...

Well I didn't get the job in so cal like I was hoping for. But perhaps I will get some experience in PNW and relocate. we shall see. I don't like rain that much either.
08-06-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,454
Posted By spectastic

I'm in Austin right now. It's pretty f*ing hot....

I'm in Austin right now. It's pretty f*ing hot. But I love the people here. I'm not crazy about the clouds, but it's not going to kill me.



That sucks to see. Are the streets outside the town...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,017
Posted By spectastic

ahh I see. but what if I have post mount...

ahh I see. but what if I have post mount adapters? there's no real way to shave those very precisely. but I guess if the fork is slightly crooked, it might help. will look into it.

however, it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,017
Posted By spectastic

all my rotors are 1.5 mm width, they're as true...

all my rotors are 1.5 mm width, they're as true as i can get them. I suspect caliper angle has something to do with it, but there's no way to really change that on the bike. supposedly, the caliper...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 01:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,017
Posted By spectastic

Hydraulic 160 rotors

Hydraulic

160 rotors
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,017
Posted By spectastic

disc brake rubbing from flex?

I have a 2016 giant tcx, which uses 15f/12r thru axles. I thought this would eliminate rotor rubbing, but I was wrong. when I stand up to put power down on a hill or sprint, the front rotors still...
07-23-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,230
Posted By spectastic

alllriiiight

alllriiiight
07-23-19, 05:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,230
Posted By spectastic

thanks. I didn't really get to see much of either...

thanks. I didn't really get to see much of either towns during my visits. i basically only saw skinner butte, which seemed like a pretty sweet spot for hill repeats, and was told there was a nice...
07-22-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,230
Posted By spectastic

what's your impression of eugene in general?

what's your impression of eugene in general?
07-22-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,230
Posted By spectastic

thanks. I'm interested in the racing scene too. ...

thanks. I'm interested in the racing scene too.

i haven't gotten the offer from the cali dudes, but I'm optimistic about it.
07-22-19, 12:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,230
Posted By spectastic

what's riding like in eugene OR and irvine CA?

I could be moving to either of these two places for work. I'm wondering if people know these areas for riding and other things.
07-22-19, 12:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,708
Posted By spectastic

what's the riding scene like in irvine?

I could be moving there. later this year. I realize LA area tends to be all interconnected. but I'm wondering what people's impressions are about irvine. I've read that the area is a little quiet and...
07-21-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,454
Posted By spectastic

what's the riding/living scene like in eugene?

I'm potentially moving there. based on my research so far, eugene quality of life is so so, and weather is pretty rainy. curious to get take from others.
06-14-19, 12:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By spectastic

yea i've tried to realign the caliper. haven't...

yea i've tried to realign the caliper. haven't gotten a chance to stop by bike shop yet.
06-13-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By spectastic

front rotor won't stop rubbing

I have problem with front rotor rubbing on my 2016 giant tcx, which has 160 rotors. I've tried everything. truing the rotor, getting new rotors, different pads, different wheels. yet for whatever...
05-10-19, 02:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By spectastic

How bad is this dented rim?

I bought a cheap set of wheels. upon initial inspection, I noticed the hop. but it wasn't until I got home and putting it on a stand that I found that the hop was actually a dent (see picture). the...
05-08-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,632
Posted By spectastic

i also don't see the reason to bent spokes like...

i also don't see the reason to bent spokes like that. the ultimate indicator for spoke life span is its fatigue life, which can only really be accomplished by fatigue tests.
05-08-19, 03:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,632
Posted By spectastic

pillar 1420 vs sapim cx ray spoke fatigue?

I'm contemplating a wheel build. pillar (taiwanese) is about half the price of sapim (swiss). same weight, appearance, material. it would appear to me that the only difference between these two...
05-02-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By spectastic

it's the same bike

it's the same bike
04-28-19, 01:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,186
Posted By spectastic

OK... I just spent WAY more time than I'd like...

OK... I just spent WAY more time than I'd like testing different wheel/rotor/brake pad setups, and it appears that all 3 can be a contributing factor to the severity of the rotor rubbing when putting...
04-25-19, 12:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,186
Posted By spectastic

what I tired was manually apply a lateral load on...

what I tired was manually apply a lateral load on the wheel, simulating lateral stress while pedaling standing up. what I saw was that the rotor does indeed move, and very slightly touches the...
04-24-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,186
Posted By spectastic

btw. my bike has thru axles. and I realize...

btw. my bike has thru axles.

and I realize the rubbing isn't a huge power sap. but it's annoying AF. also, imagine trying to attack a group with pining noises. horrible.
04-24-19, 01:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,186
Posted By spectastic

rotors rub when standing up?

I noticed no matter how precisely I adjust my front rotor, it always finds a way to rub when I stand up and put power down. this is on a 2016 giant tcx, plenty stiff. I noticed that when I switch the...
04-23-19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By spectastic

rotor need truing after switching to different hub?

my hubs are all 6 bolt. when i switch rotors to a different hub, the rotor somehow rubs with the new hub. My theory is the hub disc rotor mount holes weren't machined very precisely, causing the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-19, 12:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,455
Posted By spectastic

cycling cameras for safety during training rides?

I'm considering getting one of those cycliq cameras. however, I don't really want to spend the coin, considering I already have a gopro session that's not seeing a whole lot of use lately. my plan is...
04-09-19, 12:44 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,997
Posted By spectastic

why not just train for fun? makes life...

why not just train for fun? makes life considerably simpler
04-07-19, 12:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,009
Posted By spectastic

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04-06-19, 12:18 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,997
Posted By spectastic

the "p/1/2" races where I podiumed weren't real...

the "p/1/2" races where I podiumed weren't real p/1/2 races
04-05-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,997
Posted By spectastic

you're not quitting. you're taking a break....

you're not quitting. you're taking a break. people come back after weeks, months, even years.
04-05-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,997
Posted By spectastic

I relate to this. ------------------ aaron,...

I relate to this.
------------------
aaron, my best friends are from cycling. but like flight says, there are more things to life than racing. there's more to riding than just racing too. I can't...
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