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Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 701
Posted By eduskator

If nobody takes responsibility for this, then do...

If nobody takes responsibility for this, then do it yourself for your own safety. There are shops that can do it and some that can't. Find one with a good reputation. Pay for the checkup. Get a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,267
Posted By eduskator

I was actually hoping for someone to say that! I...

I was actually hoping for someone to say that! I ride on tarmac that's close-to-perfect 90% of the time. I am not a heavy rider, the pressure is good, etc. In short, very good conditions to get the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,267
Posted By eduskator

Yep. I wouldn't have HL rims if they hadn't come...

Yep. I wouldn't have HL rims if they hadn't come factory equipped on my current race bike. At 165lbs & 28mm tires, 65PSI is recommended. I run that pressure in the front and just a little more in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 282
Posted By eduskator

Probably not, and if it fits, it may be too tight...

Probably not, and if it fits, it may be too tight around the frame and you risk damaging something if a rock or a debris gets between.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,267
Posted By eduskator

I also love the Pro Ones, but I find it a little...

I also love the Pro Ones, but I find it a little intense for a tire to become squared-off after only 3000kms (1800 miles!). I mean, I am not a heavy rider at all and they're always inflated to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,267
Posted By eduskator

Thread revive & update on the Pro Ones... I...

Thread revive & update on the Pro Ones...

I bought another set this year and I got 3000kms out of the rear one this time. The front one is still OK. Nothing has changed except that I am lighter...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 347
Posted By eduskator

+1, warranty claims are easy.

+1, warranty claims are easy.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 27,561
Posted By eduskator

Not sure why you have the wider tire in front....

Not sure why you have the wider tire in front. It's usually the opposite (aerodynamics). If you are looking for comfort, it's the rear one that should be wider. The front tire is always getting less...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By eduskator

100 miles is kind of intense. I check mine 2-3...

100 miles is kind of intense. I check mine 2-3 times over the season... When I think about it... When I have a feeling...

6500kms (4000miles) on it so far on it and last time I checked, it had not...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By eduskator

That's what I was thinking, if the indexing is...

That's what I was thinking, if the indexing is good and the cable isn't worn-out. Middle gears are often used more than the others.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 748
Posted By eduskator

1) Make sure your tires are hookless compatible ...

1) Make sure your tires are hookless compatible
2) Unmount the tires, clean your rim beads thoroughly (old sealant can be dried up / pasty), and mount them again.
3) Make sure you put enough...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-22, 05:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,752
Posted By eduskator

Either OP has a crazy W/KG ratio or he does...

Either OP has a crazy W/KG ratio or he does flat-like-a-pancake rides. Still, 23-24 on the flat is very good.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 982
Posted By eduskator

Unbelievable to see that the 2 biggest groupset...

Unbelievable to see that the 2 biggest groupset manufacturers in the world aren't able to invest in R&D to have good applications.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,510
Posted By eduskator

It would cost less than 250$ to fix a creaking...

It would cost less than 250$ to fix a creaking issue if you ever have one... Never personally had one so I can't tell, but servicing a BB is not that expensive. You could also very well have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By eduskator

I'd vote for thick paint as well, but you could...

I'd vote for thick paint as well, but you could always do a structural integrity verification if you want to be 100% sure. There are techniques / tools for that and shops that offers it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 16,886
Posted By eduskator

Good old thread revive! Love it. Never...

Good old thread revive! Love it.

Never without consent. It's just rude.

I sneezed the other time and there was someone right behind, drafting me. He got some in his face. Looked at him like...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,296
Posted By eduskator

Any 50$ light should do the job. If you want to...

Any 50$ light should do the job. If you want to have something more fancy, you can buy one of these saddles with a mounting system underneath & a compatible light. This is what I have on both of my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 982
Posted By eduskator

Not uncommon to see connection issues. Let us...

Not uncommon to see connection issues. Let us know what fixes it.

Not even able to connect mine on my MacBook because st*pid Shimano, multi millionaire company, don't want to spend money on a Mac...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 20,483
Views: 4,779,269
Posted By eduskator

White helmet, white jersey and white socks. Not...

White helmet, white jersey and white socks. Not sure why, but 2022 is the ''year of the white'' for me!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By eduskator

Not as solid as 105 (groupset O' THE PEOPLE), but...

Not as solid as 105 (groupset O' THE PEOPLE), but still very good. If you are looking for something long lasting, I'd consider upgrading. Still a very good product though.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 27,561
Posted By eduskator

Gotta love thread revives! I never exceed...

Gotta love thread revives!

I never exceed the recommended pressure. It's almost always too high anyways...

Riding tubeless 28mms tires on hookless rims @ 68PSI rear & 65PSI front and I weigh...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,914
Posted By eduskator

All of this is so subjective... I mean, it...

All of this is so subjective... I mean, it depends if your body is optimized; lungs working perfectly (good cardio) and bringing enough oxygen to your brain and muscles, muscles used to cycling and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-22, 05:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 726
Posted By eduskator

Yeah, hydraulic lines for derailleurs, it's a new...

Yeah, hydraulic lines for derailleurs, it's a new thing! Much better than electronic. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 726
Posted By eduskator

:innocent::popcorn

:innocent::popcorn
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By eduskator

Looks like the 2023 TCRs have been leaked as...

Looks like the 2023 TCRs have been leaked as well... Not a fan of the matte colors at all. :foo:

TCR ADVANCE PRO 2023 MODEL ( NEW LOGO ) - YouTube
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-22, 05:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,341
Posted By eduskator

Not really, no. Usually, better tire = better...

Not really, no. Usually, better tire = better performance, but less lifespan / resistance to puncture.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-22, 05:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,341
Posted By eduskator

Yep and it's not intended for this either....

Yep and it's not intended for this either. Performance VS lifespan, can't have the cake and eat it too!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-22, 05:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,814
Posted By eduskator

1st thought that came to my mind when I saw this...

1st thought that came to my mind when I saw this thread on the main page: Brakes? Who needs brakes?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-22, 04:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,341
Posted By eduskator

I'd go with the Pirelli over the GP5K. Never was...

I'd go with the Pirelli over the GP5K. Never was a fan of Continental.

Pro One TLE is the way to go for me (2nd set - 2nd season), very easy to mount, never had a flat in over 5000kms and rolled...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-22, 04:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 726
Posted By eduskator

Chain wouldn't ''ordinarily'' need to be...

Chain wouldn't ''ordinarily'' need to be replaced... Did you check how much it's stretched with a tool? Never assume anything!

6000kms on my KMC and it has still not passed the 0.05 mark yet.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 748
Posted By eduskator

Sounds normal to me. Guess it can be cleaned...

Sounds normal to me. Guess it can be cleaned using special products, but I'd be careful to not damage the rubber by using harsh products.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,068
Posted By eduskator

When you're no longer comfortable in them! I put...

When you're no longer comfortable in them! I put 5000km on my RC7s and the only thing I noticed is that they feel a little looser. Probably due to excessive heat for an extended period of time. It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By eduskator

What a nice cockpit!

What a nice cockpit!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By eduskator

Sorry for that. Must have CTRL+V too fast. Just...

Sorry for that. Must have CTRL+V too fast. Just edited my initial post.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By eduskator

New Giant 2023 Propel Spotted?

I was searching for sneak peaks of the 2023 TCR lineup and landed on this article... If it's a Propel, it was really revamped! It really looks like a TCR with a chunkier down tube, which leaves me to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 981
Posted By eduskator

I'd choose hot & dry 100 times over warm & humid....

I'd choose hot & dry 100 times over warm & humid. My lungs don't like it at all. As for water consumption, I don't really increase it if it's more humid outside. My intake depends on how fast I sweat.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By eduskator

27mm is a pretty common and shallow rim depth....

27mm is a pretty common and shallow rim depth. 40mm should be OK.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By eduskator

315km in 5 rides this long Canada Day weekend....

315km in 5 rides this long Canada Day weekend. Beautiful weather here. Legs need a well deserved break now.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,430
Posted By eduskator

+1. My jaw drops every time I climb & check my...

+1. My jaw drops every time I climb & check my wattage... 180w average to roll 30kph on the flat & 400w average when climbing at 15kph. Newton isn't our friend, that's for sure.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,805
Posted By eduskator

The groupset of the people just turned...

The groupset of the people just turned electriccccc! Everyone was expecting it and it should be ''the'' product of the year IMO.

I just hope Shimano is also investing $ to resolve its supply...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,430
Posted By eduskator

Feeling slow and being slow are two different...

Feeling slow and being slow are two different things! I am slow when spring arrives, and I feel slow towards the end of the summer where I am in my peak performance and go fast. Not sure why, but it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,134
Posted By eduskator

Safety concerns = have it checked out by a pro....

Safety concerns = have it checked out by a pro. Don't mess with your life.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By eduskator

Yep! It reduces their production cost. That's why...

Yep! It reduces their production cost. That's why I put electrical outlets with integrated USB ports in the areas where I need them most. There are also outlet extenders that can be plugged in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By eduskator

Mine charges with an Apple power adapter (5W / 1A...

Mine charges with an Apple power adapter (5W / 1A DC), but very slowly. It's a lot faster with a more powerful converter (2A and up).
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,937
Posted By eduskator

Of course, weight is your worst enemy when your...

Of course, weight is your worst enemy when your main purpose is to climb (thanks to our friend Newton!). Consider getting a bigger cassette as well.

Air resistance is your worst enemy when your...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By eduskator

I'd say it reached the end of its life, but it's...

I'd say it reached the end of its life, but it's hard to diagnose without seeing it.

Treat yourself and go to one of these shops that have a perfect-saddle-for-your-butt machine. A very good...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By eduskator

Yeah, a color matched nail polish will do the...

Yeah, a color matched nail polish will do the job! Doesn't seem structural, but we never know. It may be worth a checkup.
06-22-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,214
Posted By eduskator

I saw a small difference when I switched my 25...

I saw a small difference when I switched my 25 for 28. It's mainly because of the lower pressure.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,172
Posted By eduskator

Buy whatever bike fits your budget and your body....

Buy whatever bike fits your budget and your body. If you're not comfortable on it, don't buy or you will hate your experience and stop riding because of that reason.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,120
Posted By eduskator

I had a similar issue once and it was the tire's...

I had a similar issue once and it was the tire's internal sidewall that had a manufacturer defect (the fibres were torn or something like that and there was a weak round spot). When the tube was...
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