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06-04-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By blakcloud

You did well. Very nice bike.

You did well. Very nice bike.
04-28-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,101
Posted By blakcloud

I posted in the other thread but deleted it and...

I posted in the other thread but deleted it and re posted it here. Though I will say, mstateglfr's advice is excellent.

Which ever bike you choose you will be happy as they are both great bikes....
04-22-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,562
Posted By blakcloud

First congratulations on your new to you bike....

First congratulations on your new to you bike. Great choice.

I echo others who suggested new tires.

My suggestion is a great floor pump. It will make life easier and last you for years. No one...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,051
Posted By blakcloud

He says it works...

He says it works https://www.hambini.com/product/t47-86mm-threadfit-shimano-racing-bottom-bracket/

From the website listed above
This bottom bracket is designed to interface a Shimano 24mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,051
Posted By blakcloud

The Praxis works fine for me on my Domane but it...

The Praxis works fine for me on my Domane but it probably has only seem a light drizzle once in its lifetime. It's my fair weather bike.

There have been a few threads on this very topic and me...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 04:47 AM
Replies: 20,485
Views: 4,780,335
Posted By blakcloud

Great choice. I have the Park Tool and while it...

Great choice. I have the Park Tool and while it works it's just not machined well enough for it to slide smoothly. I think the Abbey tool is a better design and I think Park Tool thinks so also as...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 20,485
Views: 4,780,335
Posted By blakcloud

it took 30 days to get from great Britain to...

it took 30 days to get from great Britain to Toronto Canada. Iím sure the pandemic had a lot to do with it. I donít actually need it right now but I thought it would be prudent to have a spare bottom...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 20,485
Views: 4,780,335
Posted By blakcloud

Hambini bottom bracket and installation tool for...

Hambini bottom bracket and installation tool for my Trek Domane.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_4204_c17133d7b97fb8d7d6fe607207f6758e214ff946.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,192
Posted By blakcloud

The Trek Domane is a great bike. I haven't had...

The Trek Domane is a great bike. I haven't had any problem with my bottom bracket but since I love upgrades I just picked up a Hambini T47 bottom bracket. Just came in the mail 30 minutes ago.
...
11-18-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,996
Posted By blakcloud

I have donated to a bike co-op and some were rare...

I have donated to a bike co-op and some were rare parts and unique. I was a little dismayed when I found them for sale on Craigslist for sale within a couple of days. This hasn't stopped me from...
11-01-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,125
Posted By blakcloud

If your goal was to build a beautiful bike, then...

If your goal was to build a beautiful bike, then you did it in spades.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,065
Posted By blakcloud

Go to this website and it has all kinds of...

Go to this website and it has all kinds of information that might be helpful. https://bettershifting.com/

Terry, the Di2 expert also is on this board (he is the bettershifting owner)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,757
Posted By blakcloud

Glad to hear you are set up with new wheels so...

Glad to hear you are set up with new wheels so this next point is just a data point for future readers.

I have three pairs of wheels, all different hubs and I have absolutely no problem with...
10-10-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,529
Posted By blakcloud

Yes that will work for you. Most 700c wheel bikes...

Yes that will work for you. Most 700c wheel bikes will fit in that trainer. If your bike has a quick release rear wheel you are good to go. If you don't have quick release then you will need to make...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By blakcloud

Generator for a light. Soubitez used to sell one....

Generator for a light. Soubitez used to sell one. Flick the lever to touch the tire and bring power to the light.
09-22-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,290
Posted By blakcloud

Sure the 1up is a great rack, the last you will...

Sure the 1up is a great rack, the last you will ever buy but it is heavy which might be of concern. Currently I have the Thule Helium Platform rack and I quite like it. The best feature is that it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 814
Posted By blakcloud

If it is the battery you might want to look at a...

If it is the battery you might want to look at a warranty claim. The battery is warranted for two years.
09-09-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,379
Posted By blakcloud

Discussed before. Sorry but you have been...

Discussed before. Sorry but you have been scammed.

https://www.bikeforums.net/manufacturer-retailer-survey-consumer-feedback/1198939-pristiwani-cycle-store-legit-2.html
08-27-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 887
Posted By blakcloud

When I got my first AZ shot I had terrible side...

When I got my first AZ shot I had terrible side effects. Felt like I had COVID and went to the emerg and was tested but came back negative. This was while I was working as a COVID Case Manager for...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,368
Posted By blakcloud

Yes the bike is worth it. At that price I...

Yes the bike is worth it. At that price I wouldn't hesitate to buy it. I once owned that bike and it was a great bike. Great value during these pandemic times.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By blakcloud

Glad to see you have sorted this out but I am...

Glad to see you have sorted this out but I am concerned with the amount of spacer under the stem. The general consensus is 40 mm of spacers is the maximum and yours look longer (100 mm?). There are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,254
Posted By blakcloud

I converted from Ultegra mechanical to Ultegra...

I converted from Ultegra mechanical to Ultegra Di2 and it did take time. Running the wires is a one time proposition so once it is done, it's done. Removing the crank, purchasing the Park Tool...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,030
Posted By blakcloud

It could be an expensive solution but a solution...

It could be an expensive solution but a solution none-the-less. Thanks for sharing this.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,362
Posted By blakcloud

Sorry to hear about your dead battery but thank...

Sorry to hear about your dead battery but thank you for reminding me to charge mine. I haven't worked this task into my individual consciousness when working on my bike. New habit to incorporate.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By blakcloud

Could be a 5500 from 1995 but I will let the Trek...

Could be a 5500 from 1995 but I will let the Trek experts chime in.

https://www.vintage-trek.com/Trek-Fisher-Klein-Lemond/1995trek.pdf page 67

This question has been asked before, read through...
08-17-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,942
Posted By blakcloud

I own an old Silca Pista, Silca Super Pista...

I own an old Silca Pista, Silca Super Pista Ultimate Hiro Edition, Lezyne CNC Floor Drive and a Joe Blow and my go to pump is the Joe Blow. They all work but bang for the buck is the Joe Blow.
08-17-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,064
Posted By blakcloud

I find this topic timely as I just got back from...

I find this topic timely as I just got back from a road trip where I alternated between a road ride one day and gravel riding the next. The gravel rides just beat me up. my hands were sore and numb,...
08-17-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 19,718
Posted By blakcloud

I read your later post about purchasing a 1UP so...

I read your later post about purchasing a 1UP so this is about the rear rack issue. Not the best photos but they will do. As you can see the bike closest has a front rack and basket and if you look...
08-15-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 19,718
Posted By blakcloud

The Thule mechanism is in the way, so you can't...

The Thule mechanism is in the way, so you can't use a standard hitch pin lock.

I purchased the Thule Helium Platform rack which uses the same method to attach to the trailer hitch and has the same...
08-14-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,713
Posted By blakcloud

Every bike company makes an endurance model and...

Every bike company makes an endurance model and they are all good, some may be better for "you" than others. When I was looking for an endurance bike I test rode the two you mentioned plus the Giant...
08-13-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,606
Posted By blakcloud

Double Ride for me in Ontario Canada. Regional...

Double Ride for me in Ontario Canada. Regional colloquialisms it seems.
08-07-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,046
Posted By blakcloud

I didn't say you were useless, I said the your...

I didn't say you were useless, I said the your comments are useless. Hopefully the mods will lock this thread because no good can come from it.
08-07-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By blakcloud

This question was asked in another bike forum so...

This question was asked in another bike forum so it might help you.

https://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=265357&highlight=vertical

Plus people here will chime in with their thoughts...
08-06-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,046
Posted By blakcloud

Ride.12, you are replying to a thread that is 19...

Ride.12, you are replying to a thread that is 19 years old. Richard D hasn't been on this board for 17 years. That trailer isn't even made anymore. This couldn't get anymore useless.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,402
Posted By blakcloud

Bikes are in short supply, prices are crazy and...

Bikes are in short supply, prices are crazy and that bike has been on CL for 25 days. That should tell you something. That bike in the best of times would be worth less than a grand, closer to $750....
08-03-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,784
Posted By blakcloud

Not the same model but I have Compass Baby Shoe...

Not the same model but I have Compass Baby Shoe Pass EL, Chinook Pass EL Grand Bois Hetres standard casing and Jon Bon Pass endurance casing and I can say without a doubt I despise the JBP EC. The...
08-02-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By blakcloud

Depends on your needs. If you go the trailer...

Depends on your needs. If you go the trailer hitch route there are plenty to choose from.

Heavy duty, but in short supply is the 1UP. This is a well built monster style rack that can handle almost...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,258
Posted By blakcloud

Think twice about ordering a Canyon. The 13%...

Think twice about ordering a Canyon. The 13% import duty for one. No mention if there will be brokerage charges since it is a courier company.

https://www.canyon.com/en-ca/customer-service/faq/
...
07-26-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 671
Posted By blakcloud

Blue Book values went out the door the day the...

Blue Book values went out the door the day the pandemic hit. Prices are through the roof depending on where you live. Here in Toronto high end bikes are selling for close to what they were when new....
07-25-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 671
Posted By blakcloud

The 2021 will take a 38 mm tire where the 2017...

The 2021 will take a 38 mm tire where the 2017 can't. That may or may not be important to you. Second the 2021 has a threaded T47 bottom bracket vs pressed in. Third, the storage in the downtube is...
07-21-21, 05:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,371
Posted By blakcloud

Pic assist ...

Pic assist

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1279x958/canyon_95528cf41c5edd54079feeee48a9158d543ccca4.jpg
07-14-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By blakcloud

The usual stuff, make sure it is your size and...

The usual stuff, make sure it is your size and not a compromise that you have to make fit. It's a year old so I would guess the bike won't need anything changed. As long as it shifts, stops, there...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,251
Posted By blakcloud

Sometimes I give up on battles I am not going to...

Sometimes I give up on battles I am not going to win. My wife's saddle on her Specialize Ruby is uncomfortable to her so I suggested that a new saddle is in order. She believes she knows better and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,339
Posted By blakcloud

Glad to hear you like your bib shorts. Cycling...

Glad to hear you like your bib shorts. Cycling clothing can be expensive. I sold a bunch of components I had kicking around and put that money into Assos fall/spring jacket, socks and bib shorts....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,385
Posted By blakcloud

If it is a carbon frame check out the support...

If it is a carbon frame check out the support bolt is not pushed in too far.

Look at the manual here (https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/dm/DM-R8050-02-ENG.pdf) on page 39.

Please disregard what I...
07-10-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,467
Posted By blakcloud

Everyone above has you covered on tires but I...

Everyone above has you covered on tires but I will argue that it is the wrong bike for riding trails, that is of course we are talking about the Turbo Creo. Racing Dan above said it best in his post....
07-05-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,164
Posted By blakcloud

Very nice bike. It has everything you need and...

Very nice bike. It has everything you need and then some.

Thanks for sharing.'
07-04-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,115
Posted By blakcloud

When I read the title I thought what a good...

When I read the title I thought what a good question, do we need different saddles for different kinds of riding? What works on one bike may not work on another.

I think your chafing was caused,...
07-02-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1,694
Views: 356,591
Posted By blakcloud

Gatineau Quebec, rail-to-trail along the Gatineau...

Gatineau Quebec, rail-to-trail along the Gatineau River up to Wakefield.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1632x1224/trail_1_f7efcd653a506f7a391402879384454396d450cf.jpg

...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 05:04 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,367
Posted By blakcloud

The problem with Garmin is Garmin. I owned the...

The problem with Garmin is Garmin. I owned the 820 and now the 830 and the number of problems still astounds me. I could spend the next 30 minutes detailing the issues I have with both computers. I...
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