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02-25-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 886
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

Well, based on the amount of conflicting opinions...

Well, based on the amount of conflicting opinions on this thread, maybe it wasn't so cut and dry. I decided to ask because that's never happened to me before. These were my first set of 'good' tires....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,336
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

Not exactly, but mine lasted for 4985 Km...

Not exactly, but mine lasted for 4985 Km :twitchy:

They still had some thread on them, but I decided to swap because of this:
...
02-25-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 886
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

Right, I'll replace it then. I'll replace both,...

Right, I'll replace it then. I'll replace both, my OCD would never allow me to ride a bike with mismatched tires, and the ones I have on my stash are Pirelli P Zero's.

Thanks for the input,...
02-25-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 886
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

Is my tire still safe?

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1880x2000/20220225_092701_4f51151f6bd1017c611a6420c0efffe0936ef243.jpeg

GP 5000 28mm, tubetype, 'milage' around 5000Km. I actually have no...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3,043
Views: 871,678
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

GP 5000 S TR 30mm...

GP 5000 S TR 30mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,023
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

Same, I've also just learned that this is a...

Same, I've also just learned that this is a thing. For sure auto-pause on for me, makes sense for the kind of non-competitive riding I do.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,606
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

Buying an MTB Bike, spending a bunch of money on...

Buying an MTB Bike, spending a bunch of money on it, barely riding it and selling it at a loss 6 months later.
Forum: Commuting
10-04-21, 03:03 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,908
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcmrTxxBvU4 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcmrTxxBvU4

Around 50g lighter per tire, and apparently it's easier to mount. Cool.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,908
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

It also seems like it'll be considerably lighter...

It also seems like it'll be considerably lighter than the original 5000 TL, probably omitting the butyl liner and relying more on the sealant for air retention. Correct move, if it's indeed the case.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,758
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

Agreed. What we need are more clinchers vs...

Agreed. What we need are more clinchers vs tubeless threads.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,758
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

Untrue:...

Untrue: https://cyclingtips.com/2019/07/tubeless-tires-gaining-ground-in-road-and-tt-stages-at-the-tour-de-france/

I feel like I don't need to provide a link about MTB racing not using tubulars....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 03:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,656
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/allez-elite/p/18...

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/allez-elite/p/184449?color=302108-184449

...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 04:39 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,101
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

I think Shimano will fill the now large price and...

I think Shimano will fill the now large price and features gap between 105 and Ultegra with something like a new, more expensive version of 105 Di2, like SRAM did with Rival AXS, or a whole new tier...
09-02-21, 04:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,256
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

I wanted to buy a set of these flare/ion rt...

I wanted to buy a set of these flare/ion rt lights, but the reliability issues I see online give me pause. Those things aren't cheap, especially where I live. Kind of a shame, to me they're perfect...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 11,922
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

Aw, crap. Now I've already bought it :twitchy:...

Aw, crap. Now I've already bought it :twitchy: Well, we'll see how it goes! I'll report back after some time of use.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 11,922
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

Caffelatex Effeto Mariposa

Any experience with that Caffelatex Effetto Mariposa stuff? Orange Seal is nowhere to be found in my region, and importing it is prohibitively expensive.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 11,922
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

Interesting. My 28mm clincher GP5k's were indeed...

Interesting. My 28mm clincher GP5k's were indeed a bit of a struggle to mount on the first time, the last time I had to do it it was easier. That last time was on the side of the road after a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 11,922
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

I'll keep a lookout for those. They were in fact...

I'll keep a lookout for those. They were in fact my first choice based on the research I've been doing for the last few days, but they seem to be very hard to find, especially the 28mm ones. Also,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 11,922
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

About those GP5K TL tires.... A word of warning...

About those GP5K TL tires.... A word of warning regarding Continental GP5000TL (https://boydcycling.com/blogs/news/a-word-of-warning-regarding-continental-gp5000-tl-tires) Basically, they say that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 26,988
Views: 17,711,748
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

Not really. Seeing that I didn't really buy name...

Not really. Seeing that I didn't really buy name brand parts, most of the upgrades were fairly cheap, like the seatpost, handlebar and bottle cages. All bought from Aliexpress. The bulk of the cost...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 26,988
Views: 17,711,748
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

Well, here it is with all the new parts. Final...

Well, here it is with all the new parts. Final weight is 19,86 lbs (9,01 Kg) with pedals and bottle cages. Very happy with the results so far.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 15,918
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

That video is all kinds of awesome.

That video is all kinds of awesome.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,880
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

If we're comparing to Shimano 105, the crankset...

If we're comparing to Shimano 105, the crankset is quite a bit heavier. 861g for the Force AXS and 713 for the Shimano 105. The lack of hollow alloy construction being the most likely culprit, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,297
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

Well, I'd wager that the vast majority of active...

Well, I'd wager that the vast majority of active users on here are from the U.S. so it's expected that it's the implied default. No offense taken whatsoever, at least on my part. The reason I'm here...
04-16-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7,738
Views: 2,683,908
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

This is my hybrid bike, a Sense Activ 2020 model...

This is my hybrid bike, a Sense Activ 2020 model that I bought new in January of 2020. She was like this for most of 2020, fairly original:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 26,988
Views: 17,711,748
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1205/20210302_080132_cb794b2fc40f8b78738b2230208ee65e5603dbcb.jpg

Here's my road bike. My first ever road bike, in fact. I love it to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,297
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1005/20210416_100551_5ccc72a29d52bc31f211cf44a7d0077e29d71451.jpg

Are we allowed to post pictures? Not sure how much all this stuff is in...
Forum: Introductions
04-16-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 15,918
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

He could. But carbon forks are dangerous. So he...

He could. But carbon forks are dangerous. So he didn't
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 15,918
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

That review is poetry. And he's asking for...

That review is poetry.

And he's asking for the bike to lose weight, not the model. Which is fair enough, let's be honest. Also, have you seen the video he's referencing? He's totally right, that...
04-14-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,039
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

Honestly, if I had access to something like this,...

Honestly, if I had access to something like this, I would definitely go for it.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 15,918
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

I wish OP will come back and show us some...

I wish OP will come back and show us some pictures of the upgraded bike with the new wheels, derailleurs, etc. Seriously.

Oh, and a price breakdown of the upgrades would be interesting as well.
Forum: Introductions
04-14-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

Oh yeah, he is awesome. Very rare for Brazilian...

Oh yeah, he is awesome. Very rare for Brazilian cyclists to reach that level of success, made a big splash. Not as big of a splash if he was a mildly talented soccer player, but we have to start...
Forum: Introductions
04-13-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

Thanks, cool bike! I already have a rear daytime...

Thanks, cool bike! I already have a rear daytime running light. Super duper strong.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 14,183
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

I'd love a carbon bike, just can't afford one and...

I'd love a carbon bike, just can't afford one and am not willing to buy a crappy no-brand one.
04-13-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,039
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

I've had sucess buying Shimano parts from...

I've had sucess buying Shimano parts from Aliexpress. Everything I bought was genuine and brand new, but sometimes you get the product only, without a box. You won't have Shimano's warranty,...
Forum: Introductions
04-13-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

Hey everyone! Greetings from Brazil.

Hey, everyone. Finally decided to start posting actively, since I'm getting back into cycling after about 20 years. That was January of last year. I was trying (and failing) to lose weight and I...
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