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07-16-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,464
Posted By FlashBazbo

You need a better tech. I've been riding...

You need a better tech. I've been riding hydraulic disk brakes for gravel, road and cyclocross for over five years. Tens of thousands of miles. Never had to bleed or adjust them after...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,387
Posted By FlashBazbo

How can we possibly do that? Hereís an...

How can we possibly do that? Hereís an irrefutable scientific fact: If COVID isnít here, itís not possible to catch it. (I refuse to panic about COVID or polar bears until one or the other makes an...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,387
Posted By FlashBazbo

Wow, this thread has gotten out of hand, hasn't...

Wow, this thread has gotten out of hand, hasn't it!

Folks, please realize that the experience of COVID19 is radically different depending on where you live. If you live in the New York City area,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,256
Posted By FlashBazbo

It has been said that the harshest critic is...

It has been said that the harshest critic is often a person who was formerly the biggest fan.

I was a BMC enthusiast / owner / rider / racer for many years. Fast bikes. They fit me perfectly. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,577
Posted By FlashBazbo

I would like the ability to report and locate...

I would like the ability to report and locate known loose dog areas. Pull up a route and the known loose dog zones show up. It would make it easier to avoid or be prepared for problem areas.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,387
Posted By FlashBazbo

As with most things these days, the extreme...

As with most things these days, the extreme positions have taken control of the debate. Both extremes are making stuff up -- and when made up stuff is repeated often enough, it becomes "true." And...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,387
Posted By FlashBazbo

Our county bike group never suspended group...

Our county bike group never suspended group rides. In our county there have been zero hospitalizations, zero deaths, and single digit cases. The only local impact of COVID19 were widespread...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,637
Posted By FlashBazbo

I would agree but, to this point, my ONLY...

I would agree but, to this point, my ONLY hesitation to use the Varia has been the taillight. Especially when riding by myself, I want a taillight that offers no excuses for even inattentive drivers...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,637
Posted By FlashBazbo

I will be making the switch. I don't consider...

I will be making the switch. I don't consider the Varia taillight (or headlight) to be sufficient. It's better than a blinky, but not great.

I will combine the radar unit with my Dinotte...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,584
Posted By FlashBazbo

Go with the one that fits you better. Some years...

Go with the one that fits you better. Some years back, when I was a Specialized rider, my choice when I was shopping for a fast endurance bike was between a Roubaix and a Tarmac. Unlike most people...
05-01-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,598
Posted By FlashBazbo

COVID never came to town. Or to the next town. ...

COVID never came to town. Or to the next town. Or to most counties in America. (Zero hospitalizations, zero deaths, and seven positives found only because they decided to try to test as many...
04-20-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,054
Posted By FlashBazbo

I was an early adopter of 1x. I did it (1)...

I was an early adopter of 1x. I did it (1) because of a similar case of upgrade-itis, and (2) because I did all of Dirty Kanza in one chainring, so . . . why not?

I switched and found the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,274
Posted By FlashBazbo

I ride two bikes and both are tubeless now. But...

I ride two bikes and both are tubeless now. But . . . I never got many flats and I still don't. The ride is pretty much the same as before -- as are the pressures. But tubeless tires require more...
03-24-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,411
Posted By FlashBazbo

Yes, but this is Tennessee. So far, people are...

Yes, but this is Tennessee. So far, people are different here. This morning, my wife went grocery shopping. Found all our preferred brands, toilet paper, Kleenex, food, meat, etc. in adequate...
03-24-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,411
Posted By FlashBazbo

In all seriousness, it has been found that SARS...

In all seriousness, it has been found that SARS (like this coronavirus) can be transmitted by gaseous emissions. An early outbreak in China was traced to a guy in an open plan office who had...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,464
Posted By FlashBazbo

UPDATE: I just received a call from my LBS. My...

UPDATE: I just received a call from my LBS. My correct color (race grey) fork has arrived!

Now, since my LBS is 55 miles away, I've got to figure out a time to make the trip to take the bike...
03-17-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,082
Posted By FlashBazbo

He should act as if there's a flu epidemic --...

He should act as if there's a flu epidemic -- which there is, and which there is every year. The usual things . . . wash hands, don't touch face, send sick people home. Don't panic. The statistics...
03-16-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,289
Posted By FlashBazbo

Carousel was 30, but I figured some of...

Carousel was 30, but I figured some of California's heavily-surgically preserved, age 70-ish politicians are probably admitting to being 39 by now and, thus, needing the extra ten years.

But not...
03-16-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,289
Posted By FlashBazbo

This is shocking to me! I thought California...

This is shocking to me! I thought California already required people over 40 to go through Carousel! There shouldn't BE any people over 65, should there?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 28,659
Posted By FlashBazbo

I can list a ton of bike industry component...

I can list a ton of bike industry component changes that were STUPID. Often, they were marketing-driven or cost-of-manufacture driven and they ended up being truly awful for the consumer. Like...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,824
Posted By FlashBazbo

Lots of good opinion in this thread. Generally...

Lots of good opinion in this thread. Generally speaking, you can't lump all gravel bikes into a single category -- primarily because so many manufacturers cynically just glued a "gravel" label onto...
02-20-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,411
Posted By FlashBazbo

Seven weeks into "enthusiast rider" status. So...

Seven weeks into "enthusiast rider" status. So far, so good. I'm about 14 miles behind my lower projected mileage pace. (I will make that up the first week of good spring weather.) I think I'm going...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,619
Posted By FlashBazbo

No Shimano fd is very difficult to set up, but...

No Shimano fd is very difficult to set up, but the latest versions are very much the easiest IF YOU READ AND FOLLOW THE NEW INSTRUCTIONS. If your LBS tried to set the fd up without reading the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,654
Posted By FlashBazbo

No dissent here. See, my replies above. The...

No dissent here. See, my replies above. The worse the conditions, the more important I feel it is to have Di2.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,464
Posted By FlashBazbo

With the Chinese epidemic disrupting commerce and...

With the Chinese epidemic disrupting commerce and transportation throughout the country, I could see any not-yet-shipped forks taking a long time. Maybe months.

So yes, I will be accepting the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,096
Posted By FlashBazbo

1. 150 miles 2. 35 miles. 3. 18 miles.

1. 150 miles
2. 35 miles.
3. 18 miles.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,464
Posted By FlashBazbo

It has been twelve (12) days since I sent my...

It has been twelve (12) days since I sent my latest email to BMC. Today, I received a response. I'm not sure how I feel about the response, but it IS a response. And it shows a willingness to do...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,464
Posted By FlashBazbo

That reply is offensive. It is disingenuous. BMC...

That reply is offensive. It is disingenuous. BMC has eagerly pointed out that almost all 2019 SLR01 Disc forks are fine and all 2020 forks are fine. That tells me that they've had the design for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,464
Posted By FlashBazbo

I decided to take my complaint to BMC. Let's see...

I decided to take my complaint to BMC. Let's see if they care enough to send a reply. Here's the text of what I sent:



It's easy to ignore a customer's concerns. Let's see if BMC cares...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,464
Posted By FlashBazbo

I've been patient to this point. More patient...

I've been patient to this point. More patient than what some of you feel is warranted. But, between this and the multiple Di2 interference issues (probably the LBS's fault) and a front brake issue...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,591
Posted By FlashBazbo

The Garmin 830 is awesome. You won't need our...

The Garmin 830 is awesome. You won't need our affirmation. The 830 is its own affirmation.
01-09-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,170
Posted By FlashBazbo

What has changed? Literally everything. ...

What has changed? Literally everything. Multiple times. An account of the changes would be far too long for this forum. Perhaps it would be better if I described the things that have long-term...
01-03-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,411
Posted By FlashBazbo

UPDATE: The "reprogramming" process is moving...

UPDATE: The "reprogramming" process is moving forward. I have reduced my bike workouts to 4 per week (from 6) -- 3 of them with high intensity intervals and one longer ride. Why am I still doing...
01-02-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,139
Posted By FlashBazbo

Until very recently, there were no benefits to a...

Until very recently, there were no benefits to a carbon frame for a gravel bike. Why? Because, until the last year or so, almost every carbon gravel bike frame weighed as much as an aluminum gravel...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,065
Posted By FlashBazbo

This is an old, formerly dead thread. Somewhere,...

This is an old, formerly dead thread. Somewhere, there's a newer thread that discusses the whole process. In a nutshell:

My 2018 BMC SLR01 Disc had the seatpost clamp slippage problem.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,464
Posted By FlashBazbo

The "new" thing about the BMC SLR01 fork steerer...

The "new" thing about the BMC SLR01 fork steerer is that it isn't round in section. The steerer is narrow and oblong in section in order to allow the brake lines and Di2 cables to be fed past it,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,531
Posted By FlashBazbo

That would have me doing this full maintenance...

That would have me doing this full maintenance routine at least once per week. Twice some weeks. No. I don't consider that to be effective lubrication. I'd rather be riding my bike, thanks.

All...
12-20-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,703
Posted By FlashBazbo

I ride in middle Tennessee / northern Georgia....

I ride in middle Tennessee / northern Georgia. What compels me? 20+% grades. Lots of them. (And no, I don't want to ride a mountain bike.)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,796
Posted By FlashBazbo

My lusts are simple. Almost rational. (I'm a...

My lusts are simple. Almost rational. (I'm a fast time trialist, not so fast road racer, but no longer own a TT bike.)

Santa Claus, I want a BMC TimeMachine 01 Disc with Di2 and the old...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,511
Posted By FlashBazbo

Hydraulic disc Di2 sounds like the perfect setup...

Hydraulic disc Di2 sounds like the perfect setup for a touring bike. I've run it since its inception on both road and gravel bikes. In my experience, it's more reliable and requires less...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 15,113
Posted By FlashBazbo

Now, let me get this straight. On this forum,...

Now, let me get this straight. On this forum, where nobody agrees with anybody about anything . . . nobody who has tried 28mm wide tires didn't like them??? EVERYBODY who tried them liked them?
...
12-04-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,411
Posted By FlashBazbo

I've been doing gravel for seven or eight years...

I've been doing gravel for seven or eight years -- started well before gravel was cool. I was an early adopter / racer. But at great risk of incurring wrath, let me say that I'm also an early...
12-04-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,411
Posted By FlashBazbo

Oh, man. You guys are killing me! I HAVE...

Oh, man. You guys are killing me!

I HAVE seriously considered selling my racing bike and making my OPEN into my do-it-all, maybe only bike. On the OPEN, I'm too slow to race or stay with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,672
Posted By FlashBazbo

You clearly have no idea what you're talking...

You clearly have no idea what you're talking about. I've used Mavic's UST wheels with non-UST tires and they work very well. If you use quality tires on them, there is no difference between an UST...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,051
Posted By FlashBazbo

No, itís actually really good on rough gravel and...

No, itís actually really good on rough gravel and rock. It was perfect for the Open Range 200k this year. But Iím not planning to do any of that next year and Iím refocusing the OPEN for paved/dirt...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,051
Posted By FlashBazbo

Is it legal to say here that I've got a Redshift...

Is it legal to say here that I've got a Redshift ShockStop stem (100mm) in lightly used condition that I'm selling? (PM me, if you're interested.)

And the Varia tail light CAN be difficult to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,464
Posted By FlashBazbo

Yes, my 2018 frameset had issues with the frame...

Yes, my 2018 frameset had issues with the frame in the integrated / concealed seatpost wedge area (the frame broke). Not a difficult resolution. It just took time. The replacement frame was this...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,971
Posted By FlashBazbo

Of course, one wildcard is what the respective...

Of course, one wildcard is what the respective tires will actually measure on 19mm internal rims. Conti's usually measure a couple mm wide. Maybe a 25mm IS a 28mm. (On my BMC's 21mm internal wheels,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,958
Posted By FlashBazbo

Same here. Both my DA Di2 and Ultegra Di2 run...

Same here. Both my DA Di2 and Ultegra Di2 run pretty silent. But then, I don't lube or wipe down my chain on a regular basis. I lube when I wash -- probably about every 1,000 miles. Nothing more...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,958
Posted By FlashBazbo

eTap apparently still has its issues for too many...

eTap apparently still has its issues for too many users. Between that and the need to maintain four batteries, I've never felt tempted to go that way.

As for Di2, I have ridden every variety of...
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