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Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,257
Posted By GBK233

Just got turned on to waxing recently. Refined...

Just got turned on to waxing recently. Refined paraffin wax and PTFE powder in a crock pot. Rode for just over 200 miles over the past few weeks and it performed flawlessly and super quietly….and...
07-29-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 571
Posted By GBK233

Found a guy on FB that wants to swap his new...

Found a guy on FB that wants to swap his new Shimano(from a specialized allez) for my Sram. He actually contacted the seller of the my wheels asking for a trade before I bought the wheels. She had...
07-29-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 571
Posted By GBK233

Specialized Rider Care gave this as the freehub I...

Specialized Rider Care gave this as the freehub I need. I don’t know if it’s actually some special freehub size…or just a DT Swiss freehub with a diff name
...
07-28-21, 03:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 571
Posted By GBK233

Any idea why the XDR has a double row of pawls? ...

Any idea why the XDR has a double row of pawls? All the Shimano-type free hubs I’ve seen only have 3 single pawls. I’m going to call specialized. If I can get this sorted out easily(somewhat...
07-27-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 571
Posted By GBK233

Ok…wheels arrived today. this is the XDR...

Ok…wheels arrived today.

this is the XDR free hub that I just took off the wheel (sorry for the HUUGE pics). What Shimano 11-speed free hub do I need to order? Do I need to end caps also…or can I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,577
Posted By GBK233

Already pulled the trigger on a new set of DT...

Already pulled the trigger on a new set of DT Swiss R470 takeoffs. Waiting for them to arrive to figure out what Shimano freehub I need to get. (Didn’t realize until it was too late that they have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,565
Posted By GBK233

140 miles on the wax now. Still quiet and still...

140 miles on the wax now. Still quiet and still pretty clean. Not going to push it, so probably going to swap out chain tomorrow for the brand new(and waxed) Ultegra chain.

This is what it looks...
07-24-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 860
Posted By GBK233

dont know if this helps ...

dont know if this helps


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07-24-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 571
Posted By GBK233

[QUOTE=DaveSSS;22155963]All you need is a shimano...

[QUOTE=DaveSSS;22155963]All you need is a shimano freehub body. Might not be cheap. There are no appropriate sram cassettes. Xdr is 12 speed or useable with xd mountain cassettes with a 1.85mm...
07-24-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 571
Posted By GBK233

my Defy has Shimano 105 drivetrain…if that helps.

my Defy has Shimano 105 drivetrain…if that helps.
07-24-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 571
Posted By GBK233

How do I convert SRAM to Shimano hub?

Just bought a new set of off takeoff wheels off FB marketplace. (They haven’t even arrived yet).

These are the specs from the FB ad:
Taken off Specialized Aethos Comp. Only riden for . DT...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,577
Posted By GBK233

Youre asking the wrong guy. I am completely new...

Youre asking the wrong guy. I am completely new to all of this. According to seller description….the hubs are specialized sealed bearing thru axle. Seller said someone had contacted her asking to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,577
Posted By GBK233

Anyone know what I need to buy to convert DTswiss...

Anyone know what I need to buy to convert DTswiss r470 from SRAM to Shimano?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,577
Posted By GBK233

Crap….Just noticed the words “XDR driver” in the...

Crap….Just noticed the words “XDR driver” in the description. That’s SRAM, correct? Which means I now have to convert the wheel to Shimano correct? Smh.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,577
Posted By GBK233

Well, my search went sideways and I ended up...

Well, my search went sideways and I ended up finding a new set of takeoff DT Swiss R470 wheels that included tires….for $325.
Wheelset and tires came of a Specialized Aethos.

These are the...
07-23-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 860
Posted By GBK233

ya…I’m happy with the 19.5mph average considering...

ya…I’m happy with the 19.5mph average considering my route has a bunch of turns, isn’t flat, and I have to do u-turns every 5 mile lap.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,565
Posted By GBK233

Update: Rode 25 miles today. Chain now has...

Update:
Rode 25 miles today. Chain now has about 90miles on the wax. Still clean and still quiet. I’m convinced. The chain would’ve been gross by now had I used my normal lube
07-22-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 860
Posted By GBK233

More progress: Took my daily 10 mile ride...

More progress:
Took my daily 10 mile ride today…and decided to stretch it out a bit. Would’ve done another 10miles had my phone not started dying. Wasn’t even tired when I stopped. Was a bit worried...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,577
Posted By GBK233

Found a set of brand new takeoffs off a...

Found a set of brand new takeoffs off a Specialized Tarmac on FB.
DT Swiss r470. Shimano hubs. Seller wants $350.
These wheels any good?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,577
Posted By GBK233

I’ll contact them to see what they can build at a...

I’ll contact them to see what they can build at a reasonable price.
Been perusing Facebook marketplace for take-offs etc….and ran across some DT Swiss C1850s and a set of DT Swiss R470s take-offs...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,577
Posted By GBK233

ya…you make a good point. I’d really hate to...

ya…you make a good point. I’d really hate to spend $600 and feel kinda “meh” about the new wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,577
Posted By GBK233

So are you saying that I’m likely to get a better...

So are you saying that I’m likely to get a better set of wheels thru them for around the same price? Or am I likely going to end up spending more?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,577
Posted By GBK233

The Hunts look pretty good. 400 gram weight...

The Hunts look pretty good. 400 gram weight reduction.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 04:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,577
Posted By GBK233

My OEM wheels work just fine, but I want a spare...

My OEM wheels work just fine, but I want a spare set of wheels regardless. I don’t want to find myself with a broken wheel and/or spokes….without a spare set of wheels to use.
Spending $1000 on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,577
Posted By GBK233

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,577
Posted By GBK233

I weigh 198lbs…probably going to stop my weight...

I weigh 198lbs…probably going to stop my weight loss(I’m down 40lbs currently) at 190lbs.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,577
Posted By GBK233

Way too complicated for me. Choosing how many...

Way too complicated for me. Choosing how many “drillings”?? What the heck is that? Am I choosing how many spokes the rim should have? Yikes.

is there not a site that says something to the effect...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,577
Posted By GBK233

Wheelset upgrade under $600?

I’d want to upgrade my Giant P-R2 disc wheels. After taking them on/off my bike multiple times to mount tires etc…I realized how darned heavy they are.

I don’t need crazy light or deep aero...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,565
Posted By GBK233

I was cleaning my chain once a week when using...

I was cleaning my chain once a week when using Smoove etc….so swapping out chains every couple weeks will actually be easier/faster than the degreasing/scrubbing/lubing I’ve been doing.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,304
Posted By GBK233

Happy with my Pirelli Cinturato Velos so far

Happy with my Pirelli Cinturato Velos so far
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,929
Posted By GBK233

Crank Bros multi tool, CO2 and inflator head....

Crank Bros multi tool, CO2 and inflator head. Mini pump. Tire levers. Tube. Cash.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,565
Posted By GBK233

Ya…mine came with a pin instead of a quick link. ...

Ya…mine came with a pin instead of a quick link.


30 miles so far with the waxed chain. Still very quiet….and chain is still clean. I’m impressed so far. Wipperman quick link arrived. $20 a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,839
Posted By GBK233

I had a side wall tear in my Conti 4-seasons last...

I had a side wall tear in my Conti 4-seasons last month. Assumed it was a sharp rock. Didn’t get a flat….just noticed the tube bulging out the hole when I was cleaning the bike. In hindsight,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 548
Posted By GBK233

Bought a new to me 2020 Defy. Had some creaking...

Bought a new to me 2020 Defy. Had some creaking and a occasional clicking. Thought it was BB creaking.

Pulled non-drive side crank and lubed splines. Lightly lubed axles and threads and where...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,565
Posted By GBK233

Ultegra chain arrived today. Forgot to order a...

Ultegra chain arrived today. Forgot to order a master link, so I ordered a Wipperman today.

I cleaned both chains in mineral spirits and then denatured alcohol(no idea if the alcohol step was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 684
Posted By GBK233

agreed. I have far too many hobbies, but I...

agreed. I have far too many hobbies, but I always make time for my daily 10mile ride. Only takes 30mins for the ride, so it’s not like it cramps my style
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 684
Posted By GBK233

I’m new to cycling this year, but I enjoy it so...

I’m new to cycling this year, but I enjoy it so much…that I get a bit pissy if I see bad weather that may affect me riding after work.
I do have “rain bike” but I don’t ride in heavy winds. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,565
Posted By GBK233

ya…I don’t ride my Defy in any wet weather, but...

ya…I don’t ride my Defy in any wet weather, but my aluminum Marin is my yucky weather bike.
Can I apply Smoove or any other bottled wax to the paraffin wax to “touch up” the chain after a rain? ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,565
Posted By GBK233

when you say “reapply”…..do you mean that I’ll...

when you say “reapply”…..do you mean that I’ll need to pull the chain, pour boiling water on it(according to Oz video, anyway) to clean the chain off….and dip in melted wax again?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By GBK233

yup…I passed on it without going to look at it....

yup…I passed on it without going to look at it. Thought it had Di2 but just Ultegra. Even if I got him down to $2300….I didn’t see it as an upgrade to my Defy.

Currently looking for something...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,699
Posted By GBK233

Me: **feverishly googling what the hell a dropper...

Me: **feverishly googling what the hell a dropper is**
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,565
Posted By GBK233

im curious about wet weather and melted wax lube...

im curious about wet weather and melted wax lube also. I have a Marin flat bar road bike that I use for riding in bad weather (and winter)…..and don’t want to use melted wax on that chain if water...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,565
Posted By GBK233

I ordered wax, crock pot, and PTFE powder, Park...

I ordered wax, crock pot, and PTFE powder, Park Tool chain gauge….and now to ordering the chain. Is the Shimano Ultegra/XT CN-HG701 the chain you’re referring to?

Also going to pickup some...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,565
Posted By GBK233

Good point….mine is a cheap gauge from Amazon....

Good point….mine is a cheap gauge from Amazon. Could be inaccurate. I’ll pickup a better quality tool…maybe a Park Tool gauge.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,565
Posted By GBK233

Well…now I’ve gone down the YouTube rabbit hole...

Well…now I’ve gone down the YouTube rabbit hole regarding chains and chain lube. I’m kinda liking the melted wax thing.

One video by “Oz Cycle” showed a recipe using refined paraffin wax and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,565
Posted By GBK233

Spray with degreaser(Purple Power) and scrub with...

Spray with degreaser(Purple Power) and scrub with a brush. Rinse. Dry chain with towel then Air dry in the sun. Then Smoove lube.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,565
Posted By GBK233

no. I meant it’s possible im not getting lube...

no. I meant it’s possible im not getting lube deeply enough into the chain.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,565
Posted By GBK233

I guess it’s possible. I degrease and...

I guess it’s possible.

I degrease and scrub the chain with a brush. I then lube each individual link….including the pins coming thru the side plates. I pedal the bike a bunch while it’s on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,565
Posted By GBK233

How would spraying some degreaser and cleaning a...

How would spraying some degreaser and cleaning a chain….cause it to “prematurely” stretch? I mentioned that in another month or so I would probably need to replace it. In that time I’ll have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,565
Posted By GBK233

my chain is pretty much spotless. I degrease and...

my chain is pretty much spotless. I degrease and clean it weekly. I use Smoove chain lube
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