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Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,802
Posted By akirapuff

yea I am struggling to find any pro's at this...

yea I am struggling to find any pro's at this point for carbon tubulars. I think I will pass. Thank you everyone!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-20, 03:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,802
Posted By akirapuff

I see, thanks for you input. Now Im hesitant to...

I see, thanks for you input. Now Im hesitant to buy.. but thats good!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-20, 01:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,802
Posted By akirapuff

Its a lighter wheelset for one. Also weight...

Its a lighter wheelset for one. Also weight savings from tires and better feel. I understand the maintenance is harder.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,851
Posted By akirapuff

Sorry just realized you dont like oakley 'style'....

Sorry just realized you dont like oakley 'style'. I thought you said oakleys specifically.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,851
Posted By akirapuff

i like roka. I have sl-1 apex and they are...

i like roka. I have sl-1 apex and they are unbelievably light. They also guarantee it wont fall off your face.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,802
Posted By akirapuff

Carbon vs aluminum

Hi, this topic probably has been beaten to death, but I currently have hed belgium clinchers. I am on the fence for upgrading to carbon tubulars. I know the marginal performance gains to be had on...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By akirapuff

i did this as well. i shouldve opted for the...

i did this as well. i shouldve opted for the non-cardboard version..
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By akirapuff

so one thing i just realized.. it only happens...

so one thing i just realized.. it only happens the day i lube my chain. the day i lube my chain it only happens on lower gears, only when under high torque. as a matter of fact, it goes away towards...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By akirapuff

Can chains make this kind of noise? or is it...

Can chains make this kind of noise? or is it something else..
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By akirapuff

Yea pulleys seem fine..

Yea pulleys seem fine..
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By akirapuff

no, no rub. perfect in line. sound is only under...

no, no rub. perfect in line. sound is only under high torque. when pedaling lightly
it either quietsnor disappears completely.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By akirapuff

Drivetrain Noise

does anyone know what this noise is?
sounds like chain stretching or something. chain is not ready to be replaced.

https://youtu.be/OOkHZmW2ht4
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,352
Posted By akirapuff

I didnt know the weight saving was so little.

I didnt know the weight saving was so little.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,472
Posted By akirapuff

yea its a specialized roubaix sl4. Its not always...

yea its a specialized roubaix sl4. Its not always twitchy but, sometimes when Im going downhill fast, feels more twitchy than my previous 54cm bike, and end up gripping the handlebars super tight. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,472
Posted By akirapuff

yea I have short legs but longer torso. I will...

yea I have short legs but longer torso. I will try more setback thank you.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-19, 01:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,472
Posted By akirapuff

Bike fit question

I am a 5'7 male with 29 inch inseam, and I ride a 49cm roubaix. Before I bought the bike, I thought it might be a tad small for me, but I got a bike fit, fitted a 110mm stem and am pretty comfy but...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,348
Posted By akirapuff

oh I meant for pinch flats. on the video it shows...

oh I meant for pinch flats. on the video it shows how the smaller tire gets compressed to the rim.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-19, 01:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,348
Posted By akirapuff

you do get fewer flats on larger tires ...

you do get fewer flats on larger tires

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dG28gAJpo_c
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-18, 03:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,526
Posted By akirapuff

snap-on

snap-on
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-18, 01:18 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,418
Posted By akirapuff

hey kontact, thanks for your insight. So yea 1cm...

hey kontact, thanks for your insight. So yea 1cm back from forward limit on the rails feels pretty comfortable. I'll go on a longer ride soon and report back. Im so dumb, instead of trying the new...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-18, 06:25 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,418
Posted By akirapuff

The second. Second fitter also put me well...

The second. Second fitter also put me well forward.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-18, 06:00 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,418
Posted By akirapuff

My fitter also said one of the reason he put the...

My fitter also said one of the reason he put the saddle forward because i have short femur length. I thought femur length was irrelevant?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-18, 08:49 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,418
Posted By akirapuff

After some conversation, Nate was kind enough to...

After some conversation, Nate was kind enough to refund me my money. And then I went to see Jim Manton at Ero sports. I went in with the saddle fore/aft in the middle of the rails, and using RETUL to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-18, 02:09 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,418
Posted By akirapuff

oops nevermind, having trouble uploading the...

oops nevermind, having trouble uploading the pics..
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-18, 02:06 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,418
Posted By akirapuff

I went for a ride today with the saddle fore/aft...

I went for a ride today with the saddle fore/aft pretty much in the center of the rails. It is moved exactly 1 inch from the previous forward position. I felt alot less pressure towards the hands,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-18, 11:21 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,418
Posted By akirapuff

Sooo.. I wrote Nate an email about the fit, and...

Sooo.. I wrote Nate an email about the fit, and this is directly copy and pasted from it:



"Hey Nate, Jae here. Since I got fitted from you, I have been getting some numbness in the groin area,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-18, 04:59 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,418
Posted By akirapuff

Thank you everyone again for all the advice. Does...

Thank you everyone again for all the advice. Does anyone have fitter recommendations in los angeles area?maybe in the mean time i will try steve hoggs core balancing method for fore/aft, and his seat...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-18, 09:22 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,418
Posted By akirapuff

Since the fit, ive had some numbness in groin...

Since the fit, ive had some numbness in groin area and more pressure toward my hands therefore also causing numbness in hands. I thought something was off, but this explains it. I moved the saddle to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-18, 05:31 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,418
Posted By akirapuff

I imagined that, if im riding a smaller frame...

I imagined that, if im riding a smaller frame than what fits me, plus an upright seat tube would cause my saddle to move very back. Instead fitter did the opposite. Is my theory incorrect?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-18, 05:25 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,418
Posted By akirapuff

The reason Nate stated he will move the saddle...

The reason Nate stated he will move the saddle forward, was "so i can sit more toward back of the saddle".
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-18, 04:17 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,418
Posted By akirapuff

Any advice in what to do at this point greatly...

Any advice in what to do at this point greatly appreciated.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-18, 04:12 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,418
Posted By akirapuff

The fitter said he will put the seat far forward...

The fitter said he will put the seat far forward so i can sit toward back of the saddle. Now im doubting the fit again..
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-18, 03:21 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,418
Posted By akirapuff

In your guy's opinion, do I look ridiculous...

In your guy's opinion, do I look ridiculous riding this framesize?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-18, 02:35 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,418
Posted By akirapuff

Thank you all for your replies, I really...

Thank you all for your replies, I really appreciate the responses.

I have re-measured my inseam, took off all my clothes, went as far as I could with the book, and then got 78 cm. Im thinking now...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-18, 03:21 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,418
Posted By akirapuff

Bike fit question

I recently got a bikefit from a reputable fitter ( Nate Loyal ), and I have a question about saddle height. I am 5'8 with 76cm inseam. My bike is a 49cm 2015 roubaix. Before I had the bike fit, I...
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