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Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-18, 11:08 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,433
Posted By BNB

Just back from my 600 mile CA adventure down the...

Just back from my 600 mile CA adventure down the coast, wildfire smoke and all, with my ORIGINAL etap derailleur. No problems at all. Stopped by my frame manufacturer to ask if they could drill for...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-18, 03:05 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,433
Posted By BNB

It's two small batteries; one for front and one...

It's two small batteries; one for front and one for rear derailleur. I always carry a spare with my repair kit as they are small. If it was a reliable system then I think it would be the absolute...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-18, 07:42 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,433
Posted By BNB

that's the choice I'd make today. my hubby loves...

that's the choice I'd make today. my hubby loves his Di2 and he didn't want to learn a new shifting pattern (post stroke challenges).
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-18, 05:55 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,433
Posted By BNB

Etap is a dream when it works. Hard to describe...

Etap is a dream when it works. Hard to describe that sinking feeling you get when you press that lever and nothing happens. I hope you don't ever experience it. Good luck.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-18, 05:49 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,433
Posted By BNB

Not so easy to do. My bike was not drilled for...

Not so easy to do. My bike was not drilled for wiring or cables. And get my money back? Don't think I haven't tried. Not an option. Maybe small claims? But who do I take to court should I want...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-18, 06:52 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,433
Posted By BNB

Thanks for the reality check. My LBS (in CA)...

Thanks for the reality check. My LBS (in CA) wasn't happy about having to deal with this.

The internet is not science and we really have no idea what percentage of these derailleurs are failing....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-18, 11:31 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,433
Posted By BNB

Now this post is amusing drama. Scrooge? ...

Now this post is amusing drama. Scrooge? Mcduck? cake? (yum) peasants? ... A fun read. Thanks! 😊
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-18, 05:56 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,433
Posted By BNB

That is exactly what my LBS in CA said. Di2 is...

That is exactly what my LBS in CA said. Di2 is reliable and they are recommending steering clear of sram for now. They are not happy about having to deal with the etap problems. That info was too...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-18, 01:22 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,433
Posted By BNB

very helpful. I'll trade my next failed...

very helpful. I'll trade my next failed derailleur (should that happen) for yours or your friend's. I'll even pay for shipping.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-18, 01:20 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,433
Posted By BNB

It's worth a try and, yes, easy to do. Just...

It's worth a try and, yes, easy to do. Just doesn't make sense that my one reliable derailleur has never failed. And the green light always lights acknowledging the signal was received and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-18, 07:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,433
Posted By BNB

FWIW, my replacement derailleur started failing...

FWIW, my replacement derailleur started failing in June. It was infrequent and I wanted to believe it was a mis-shift on my part - I simply could not believe this was happening again. When it...
10-11-18, 12:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By BNB

Shipping e-bike

Has anyone successfully shipped their e-bike within the United States? I've always used bikeflights.com but they have a complicated set of rules in order to ship an e-bike. I was thinking about...
07-17-18, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By BNB

Because we were feeling impatient and we found a...

Because we were feeling impatient and we found a demo Cannondale Quick Neo available at a LBS we went for it! Yes, it has straight handlebars; and yes, the first thing that happened was my husband...
07-14-18, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By BNB

Great suggestion. Good price tag too. I like...

Great suggestion. Good price tag too. I like the looks of the Verve especially. Thank you!
07-14-18, 06:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By BNB

Next step: e road bike

I am looking for a way, if possible, to convert my husband's custom road bike to one with electric assist capability. Suggestions appreciated.


FYI: My husband is facing his next medical...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-18, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By BNB

thanks for the info. I thought the Italians were...

thanks for the info. I thought the Italians were as strict as the French and required mandatory doctor approval. many of the GFs are sold out, some are not. I'm thinking 2019 at this point. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-18, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By BNB

Gran Fondos in Italy

I'd like to do some Gran Fondos while visiting Italy and need information. I think it's somewhat complicated to ride these events as a non-Italian. I gather that you need to have a racing? license...
01-19-18, 02:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By BNB

great, thanks. :thumb:

great, thanks. :thumb:
01-19-18, 01:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By BNB

checking out ebay - might make this work if I get...

checking out ebay - might make this work if I get on it. triple cranksets are cheap! lots of 9 speeds available so, again, maybe risky with a 10 speed chain. thanks for your suggestions.
01-19-18, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By BNB

I'd be up for this but except probably not enough...

I'd be up for this but except probably not enough time. Plus (oops); dragged the bike out and it Claris, not Tiagra. Even worse components than I remember.

Just curious if the bottom bracket...
01-19-18, 10:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By BNB

Yes, I think you're right - not worth the hassle...

Yes, I think you're right - not worth the hassle or risk.
01-19-18, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By BNB

I was planning to keep the tiagra triple crank on...

I was planning to keep the tiagra triple crank on the bike (it's ugly but functional - square taper bb). I don't have any other crankset and buying a triple crankset isn't going to happen. I was...
01-19-18, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By BNB

8 speed group.

8 speed group.
01-19-18, 08:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By BNB

I should clarify that I will be putting a 10...

I should clarify that I will be putting a 10 speed cassette on a wheel that can accept 10 speed and works with this bike. The tiagra is 8 speed. I will put a 10 speed chain on the bike.

I took...
01-19-18, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By BNB

The rear speeds will work. I agree about try it...

The rear speeds will work. I agree about try it out and see when time isn't an issue - but tons of work to only find out I have to swap it back. Hope I won't have to ... traveling with this bike so...
01-19-18, 07:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By BNB

tiagra to 105 triple swap

I've got a Liv CX bike with tiagra triple groupset. I'd like to swap that groupset out and use my 105 triple groupset. What I don't know is if the indexing for the 105 front derailleur is...
01-17-18, 08:35 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,684
Posted By BNB

Funny you should mention this. I'm ridiculously...

Funny you should mention this. I'm ridiculously anal about my bikes. I went to bike mechanic school so that no bike shop mechanic would ever touch my bikes again. I told my LBS to be VERY careful...
01-17-18, 06:10 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,684
Posted By BNB

No explanation from the LBS; I'm sure they don't...

No explanation from the LBS; I'm sure they don't know why these are failing. Yes, they told me that etap returns are coming in "a lot" - this is a high volume shop as they also do large online sales...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-18, 09:41 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,433
Posted By BNB

Thanks everyone. I called the shop this AM with...

Thanks everyone. I called the shop this AM with the weekday staff there now so better service. I explained I really needed this taken care of and they ARE going to take care of it! They called...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-18, 12:07 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,433
Posted By BNB

posting that publicly would not be wise for me.

posting that publicly would not be wise for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-18, 07:21 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,433
Posted By BNB

you are correct and this LBS has a horrible...

you are correct and this LBS has a horrible reputation. I bought the group from them after a phone call to me from the owner who made a very hard sales pitch (the shop is my club's sponsor) and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-18, 09:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,433
Posted By BNB

thanks for the link and another confirmation. ...

thanks for the link and another confirmation. google shows multiple threads on this issue on other forums. I didn't find yours when I did a search on this forum.

Because this problem is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-18, 09:28 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,433
Posted By BNB

My LBS IS handling the warranty - they'll send it...

My LBS IS handling the warranty - they'll send it back for me and get a replacement. Unfortunately they said sram isn't terribly speedy so I'll be on another bike for a while.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-18, 09:19 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,433
Posted By BNB

my husband has Di2 - flawless. maybe shimano had...

my husband has Di2 - flawless. maybe shimano had bugs at the start, I don't know, but it's tried and true now.

Too bad I had my custom bike designed for wireless. No mounts or drilled holes...
01-14-18, 07:03 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,684
Posted By BNB

quick update to say that sram etap has failure...

quick update to say that sram etap has failure issues. while our tandem shifting has worked well overall, the etap on my single bike has failed. LBS says lots of etap failures coming into the shop....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-18, 06:53 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,433
Posted By BNB

Thinking about eTap? Think again

I love my etap bikes. One tandem, one road bike. BUT, my road bike etap derailleur has failed. The failure was intermittent; try to shift and it wouldn't move. Not the batteries and maybe the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-17, 02:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,197
Posted By BNB

Funny that my taxi driver to the store to buy...

Funny that my taxi driver to the store to buy this wicked cheapo bike shook his head at my story about the contradictory info from Alitalia and said "typical". Only in Italy. :)

Loving it here...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-17, 01:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,197
Posted By BNB

Thank you. Ironically, we were able to bring the...

Thank you. Ironically, we were able to bring the tandem, no problem because it fits into 2 S&S cases. But with 104F temperatures here my husband won't be riding (heat is too risky for him).
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-17, 03:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,197
Posted By BNB

SWorksRoubaix...

SWorksRoubaix (http://www.bikeforums.net/members/sworksroubaix-459117.html) must've been educated in 'merka. inability to read.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-17, 02:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,197
Posted By BNB

I emailed them along with a few others. renting...

I emailed them along with a few others. renting for 3 months is more expensive than buying. A couple shops had used bikes but still pretty expensive high-end bikes so I'm buying a cheap but new...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-17, 02:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,197
Posted By BNB

That is correct and my "maximum total...

That is correct and my "maximum total measurement" exceeded 168cm maximum, so I called. My standard bike shop box was 230cm. The rep. on the phone told me "no way, sorry". But the lady at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-17, 12:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,197
Posted By BNB

Glad your research took you down a different path...

Glad your research took you down a different path than did mine though I guess it doesn't matter for you. Renting for 3 months is very expensive and would buy a nice bike. Have a great trip.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-17, 08:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,197
Posted By BNB

Grazie! Heading to Montepulciano and 104 degree...

Grazie! Heading to Montepulciano and 104 degree temp. Won't be riding in that anyway ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-17, 08:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,197
Posted By BNB

American or not you have to start with what you...

American or not you have to start with what you know and there is a CL Italy. CL, bike shops, bike rental places, contacts I have there. I've tried them all and await responses from some. In the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-17, 05:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,197
Posted By BNB

Tried craig's list italy - seems only to have...

Tried craig's list italy - seems only to have tiny fold-up bikes where I'm going. Not sure about any other used items website. I don't have a car; cycling and taxis are my only option to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-17, 03:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,197
Posted By BNB

Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-17, 03:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,197
Posted By BNB

Btwin bicycle - Italy trip crisis

I was prevented from bringing my road bike to Italy and now need to buy a bike there for my 3 month stay. (Alitalia will not take a standard bike case - a detail I found out, by chance, at the last...
07-01-17, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,341
Posted By BNB

This makes sense - tubeless ready rim. I was...

This makes sense - tubeless ready rim. I was able to get the WTB All Terrain tires to seat with the cut-down cloth tape. The same size WTB Cross Wolf is a MUCH tighter tire - I tried these on...
07-01-17, 02:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,341
Posted By BNB

Unfortunately it was the plastic band (Ritchey)...

Unfortunately it was the plastic band (Ritchey) that failed on me within 200 miles of riding. It shifted exposing the spoke hole and I flatted. The bike shop said this is typical of these bands. ...
06-29-17, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,341
Posted By BNB

:thumb:

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