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Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By str8jakett

I can't access any restricted content through the...

I can't access any restricted content through the app with a VPN but if I use the Racepass website instead, it will usually show the content. Occasionally it will not work and I'll have to shut some...
09-13-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 355
Posted By str8jakett

Also made it to Richmond, and what a great time...

Also made it to Richmond, and what a great time that was! Richmond was the first WC win for Sagan.

GCN+ is a must have to watch professional road racing. I load up whatever is on and stream it in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By str8jakett

Any updates on how this Koko has turned out? I'm...

Any updates on how this Koko has turned out? I'm pretty close to pulling the trigger on the TOA myself.
08-22-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 260
Posted By str8jakett

I've had no time to deal with this until...

I've had no time to deal with this until yesterday. I pulled the headset apart, compared it to the old headset once again just to verify it really did match up with the specifications. The seat cap...
08-17-22, 03:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 260
Posted By str8jakett

Yes, this is what I'm saying, the dimensions are...

Yes, this is what I'm saying, the dimensions are the same.



It is possible the bearings aren't seating tightly. After 35 miles around town and through the park yesterday, I do have some new...
08-16-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 260
Posted By str8jakett

There was no FSA marking on the headset I removed...

There was no FSA marking on the headset I removed so I can't say for sure. No size or other markings on the bearings themselves either unless it had worn off. The overall measurements and size were...
08-16-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 260
Posted By str8jakett

Good question, but yes the previous headset had...

Good question, but yes the previous headset had seat caps. I matched up the old bearing + seat cap with the new bearing + seat cap to compare the overall height and all had matched.
08-15-22, 03:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 260
Posted By str8jakett

No play at all and really, it works exactly as I...

No play at all and really, it works exactly as I would have expected after replacing a well worn out set of bearings. I'll give it a test ride through the neighborhood before venturing too far away...
08-13-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 260
Posted By str8jakett

2008 Giant TCR Headset Check

Just replaced a headset on a bike I've owned since 2012 but has been on the road for only about four years early on. The new headset was a Giant stock (FSA) bought from Giantbikespares.com and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 20,533
Views: 4,795,870
Posted By str8jakett

After always being a cheapskate...

After always being a cheapskate DHB/NeoPro/TheBlackBibs user, I took a chance on some RedWhite Stealth bibs. I probably only needed their entry level for most of my rides but I don't have any long...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3,070
Views: 881,213
Posted By str8jakett

I'm a huge fan of the design and features of my...

I'm a huge fan of the design and features of my Ekoi Gara helmet, but I'm curious about their bibs. Have you ever tried them before?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By str8jakett

Such a beautiful bike. I'm a Chapter 2 fanboy and...

Such a beautiful bike. I'm a Chapter 2 fanboy and put together wishful-thinking builds on Wrench Science all the time!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 03:34 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 60,613
Posted By str8jakett

10,760mi. Still rolling strong. No...

10,760mi.

Still rolling strong. No rebuilds, or truing required yet. Brake track still looks like new. Did a gravel cut through road earlier this year I thought could be the undoing of this set...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 03:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 486
Posted By str8jakett

I had a sheet metal screw go into the tread of my...

I had a sheet metal screw go into the tread of my rear tire and into the rim bed last year and the head made a few rounds of shredding my seat tube paint layers. Looks like yours, nothing structural,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3,070
Views: 881,213
Posted By str8jakett

Good Advice! Done and now refreshing my inbox...

Good Advice! Done and now refreshing my inbox every 30 seconds...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3,070
Views: 881,213
Posted By str8jakett

I did, unfortunately no luck. Report back on what...

I did, unfortunately no luck. Report back on what you think of them. I'm always watching eBay for a white pair in 43 wide to pop up.



Realized I typo'd and meant the Dorica. You are right, they...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3,070
Views: 881,213
Posted By str8jakett

I waffled on those so hard a few weeks back and...

I waffled on those so hard a few weeks back and missed my size (also wide). They were $149 at that point so the price is killer now, I'm almost tempted to get a half size larger which is still...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 04:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,244
Posted By str8jakett

Just in case anyone has followed this or maybe...

Just in case anyone has followed this or maybe it'll be useful in future searches, I'm ditching the Bryton 750 for one deal-breaking reason.

First off, I love this cycling computer. I've used it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 03:26 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,724
Posted By str8jakett

Yeah, I can't say that I won't need this. I...

Yeah, I can't say that I won't need this. I wouldn't give up my radar for a camera but I'd certainly spend the necessary cash to combine the two, especially after the increase in hatefulness I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By str8jakett

Now I've been building Ribble bikes all...

Now I've been building Ribble bikes all morning....

I wouldn't be too concerned at all with ordering a bike from the UK. It sounds like you have the experience needed to do your basic maintenance...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,113
Posted By str8jakett

Besides the practicality of having an SPD pair...

Besides the practicality of having an SPD pair for gravel, a trainer pair, and two regular road pair, I kind of have a problem with a never ending shoe shopping addiction. I don't buy repeatedly, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,244
Posted By str8jakett

I fought this last part for quite a while before...

I fought this last part for quite a while before I realized that ultimately, Garmin Connect is not what is important, it's Strava. Everything just funnels through Connect. While a few of my health...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,244
Posted By str8jakett

Thank you for the information. #1 could be an...

Thank you for the information. #1 could be an issue, while that is maybe 10% of my usage of a device, it would be fairly important when I did want to create and download a route. I'll admit I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,244
Posted By str8jakett

I'm really close to trying it out. I'm brand...

I'm really close to trying it out. I'm brand loyal, sometimes to a fault. The battery life of the Garmin 520+ is getting worse after a few years of use, and it was replaced under warranty after a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,728
Posted By str8jakett

Southwestern Virginia here with daytime highs of...

Southwestern Virginia here with daytime highs of low 60s, but very windy. Random 40 days on occasion still. I'll take it over staring at the laptop indoors.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-22, 05:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,244
Posted By str8jakett

Thank you for trying to hook it up with a new...

Thank you for trying to hook it up with a new home. Sounds like a good candidate for a used Garmin 520+ too. Still so conflicted.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-22, 03:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,244
Posted By str8jakett

Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,297
Posted By str8jakett

So, is this chain too short? I'm not positive how...

So, is this chain too short? I'm not positive how the OSPW should sit.

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 03:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,297
Posted By str8jakett

So this turned out to be a waste of time, effort,...

So this turned out to be a waste of time, effort, and money. The 12t did not provide the clearance needed to shift into the 32t. As mentioned above, I got it shifting well on the stand in all...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,297
Posted By str8jakett

Thanks for sharing that. I hope it's not the case...

Thanks for sharing that. I hope it's not the case here but it does bring up the point that the third, and previously unvoiced option, was that of the Force 22 medium cage at a used price of around...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,297
Posted By str8jakett

I do hope it is the solution, I ordered a 12t...

I do hope it is the solution, I ordered a 12t this morning. Noticed the KCNC cages for the Shimano RDs ship with a 12t upper, so I'm curious as to why the SRAM cages are 14t.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,297
Posted By str8jakett

I can get a 12t jockey wheel to replace the 14t...

I can get a 12t jockey wheel to replace the 14t upper. I'd assume that would give me plenty of clearance. I'd really rather do something like that than add an extra component into the mix. It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,297
Posted By str8jakett

Reviving this thread because I tried the cheap...

Reviving this thread because I tried the cheap OSPW method. Bought the KCNC for $82 and swapped an 11-32t from the TCR onto the Propel. The cage is rated up to a 32t cassette. Top jockey wheel rubs...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,211
Posted By str8jakett

Still alive. Only one ride though, I didn't die....

Still alive. Only one ride though, I didn't die. Resin repair over the hole, new rim strip, patched the tire.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,211
Posted By str8jakett

This was sort of what I planned on doing. I've...

This was sort of what I planned on doing. I've been looking for the right resin and a new rim strip. Since I am not tubeless, I'm less concerned about being airtight and more about sealing the hole...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,211
Posted By str8jakett

Ever punched a hole in your carbon rim, repaired it, and lived to tell?

Like many before me, according to the internet, I ran over a drywall screw last Wednesday and punched a hole through the tire and carbon wheel.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 60,613
Posted By str8jakett

7975 mile update. This was yesterday: ...

7975 mile update. This was yesterday:

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Aaaaaaand about three...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,297
Posted By str8jakett

Thanks for sharing your experience here. I put...

Thanks for sharing your experience here. I put the Propel back together yesterday after returning from a 65m ride with 6k feet of climbing, on the TCR. That's typical for the area although my weekday...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,297
Posted By str8jakett

Cheap-ish OSPW For Cassette Capacity

I've been riding my TCR with a SRAM Force/Rival and 11-32t. My Propel with Red mechanical, short cage RD and 11-28t has been off the road since last fall. I'm putting it back together and I'd like to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,848
Posted By str8jakett

I sent my Viantor back for a refund. Too bad,...

I sent my Viantor back for a refund. Too bad, because I really wanted to like the helmet. It didn't look huge, it just felt huge, and there seemed to be way too much space between my head and the top...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,860
Posted By str8jakett

I also run 25s (Conti GPs even) on my 2015. It's...

I also run 25s (Conti GPs even) on my 2015. It's close but no problems.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 03:44 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,047
Posted By str8jakett

I'm certainly interested in your review. I...

I'm certainly interested in your review.

I own seven pairs of Black Bibs. Five original and as of late last year, two Plus versions with the addition of the gray and dark blue bibs. I absolutely...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,474
Posted By str8jakett

Get out. Before my wife sees this.

Get out.

Before my wife sees this.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 03:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,841
Posted By str8jakett

I stole the insoles out of my LGs which have...

I stole the insoles out of my LGs which have swappable arch support pads. Although I don't need much, and have the lowest inserts attached right now, I did feel like the Lake insoles were trash after...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,841
Posted By str8jakett

I also switched to Lake this past fall after...

I also switched to Lake this past fall after years in Northwave and LG Course Air Lite IIs. First bout was in a regular width 42.5 CX218, which I measured out to from the charts, but at the top of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 03:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,848
Posted By str8jakett

Based on your post, which has been very helpful...

Based on your post, which has been very helpful by the way, I started looking at Abus helmets. I have a tiny head and face that nothing looks good on. Hats, glasses, especially cycling helmets, are a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,204
Posted By str8jakett

After many years experience with an FSA Omega...

After many years experience with an FSA Omega compact bar, I went with the FSA Adventure compact for my gravel bike. It meets almost all your specs, may be worth looking at.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,047
Posted By str8jakett

I've got an update on Przewalski vs....

I've got an update on Przewalski vs. TheBlackBibs.

I ended up ordering the gray and dark blue Przewalski bibs during Amazon Prime day for $28 apiece. When they arrived, I was pleasantly surprised...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,122
Posted By str8jakett

55mph a few years back, but blowing a switchback...

55mph a few years back, but blowing a switchback and crashing last year put a stop to that, and now I descend like Ilnur Zakarin.
10-16-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,568
Posted By str8jakett

Bought a bottle of chain lube through Amazon that...

Bought a bottle of chain lube through Amazon that was sold by World Wide Cyclery. It arrived leaking in the package. Sent an email with a picture to WWC asking if I should handle through Amazon or...
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