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Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,421
Posted By eduskator

You can't win an argument with that specific type...

You can't win an argument with that specific type of individual. The more attention you give, the worst it becomes :)

7000kms on my brake pads and they're close to new. Who needs brakes anyways?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By eduskator

I'd vote for thick paint as well, but you could...

I'd vote for thick paint as well, but you could always do a structural integrity verification if you want to be 100% sure. There are techniques / tools for that and shops that offers it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 17,404
Posted By eduskator

Good old thread revive! Love it. Never...

Good old thread revive! Love it.

Never without consent. It's just rude.

I sneezed the other time and there was someone right behind, drafting me. He got some in his face. Looked at him like...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-22, 05:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,467
Posted By eduskator

Yep and it's not intended for this either....

Yep and it's not intended for this either. Performance VS lifespan, can't have the cake and eat it too!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By eduskator

Sorry for that. Must have CTRL+V too fast. Just...

Sorry for that. Must have CTRL+V too fast. Just edited my initial post.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By eduskator

315km in 5 rides this long Canada Day weekend....

315km in 5 rides this long Canada Day weekend. Beautiful weather here. Legs need a well deserved break now.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 472
Posted By eduskator

Yeah, a color matched nail polish will do the...

Yeah, a color matched nail polish will do the job! Doesn't seem structural, but we never know. It may be worth a checkup.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,129
Posted By eduskator

I had a similar issue once and it was the tire's...

I had a similar issue once and it was the tire's internal sidewall that had a manufacturer defect (the fibres were torn or something like that and there was a weak round spot). When the tube was...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,139
Posted By eduskator

What's your definition of acceptable? PS: It...

What's your definition of acceptable?

PS: It isn't mine.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,818
Posted By eduskator

Try it. Ride downhill as fast as you can. You may...

Try it. Ride downhill as fast as you can. You may earn yourself a Darwin award.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,845
Posted By eduskator

The new Bolt has a color screen, FYI. I had one...

The new Bolt has a color screen, FYI. I had one before my current Roam (the black and white one) and even under direct sunlight, it was very easy to read. The screen isn't reflective so it helps......
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-22, 05:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,288
Posted By eduskator

I'd get the entry level CF bike for sure. You say...

I'd get the entry level CF bike for sure. You say you won't feel the difference, but chances are that you will. Plus, the Defy is a better investment on the long run IMO. With the Contend, you may...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,413
Posted By eduskator

Ouch... Hope you'll heal fast. Those damn dog...

Ouch... Hope you'll heal fast. Those damn dog owners with no judgment... I am no a**hole in life, but I would definitively file a complaint for that dog that wasn't on a leash or in a closed area
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,630
Posted By eduskator

''Questions safety of disc brakes'' I think...

''Questions safety of disc brakes''
I think there are a lot more people crashing because they lost their braking power due rim brake failures or inefficiency :backpedal: than people getting their...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By eduskator

Only you can know the answer! Personally, I'd go...

Only you can know the answer! Personally, I'd go with the shorter one. You most likely lost cardio and strength over the winter. We all do, except those Zwift freaks who ride even more during...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By eduskator

Well, it looks like you need to troubleshoot...

Well, it looks like you need to troubleshoot further. If your LBS has already inspected the pedals and crank arms, I will take for granted that they lubed the threads & torqued them to the right...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,104
Posted By eduskator

+1000, bring that sh*t back to the store if it's...

+1000, bring that sh*t back to the store if it's a Pinarello. At this price, they should even pick it up at your house.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,979
Posted By eduskator

+1 on that, but if that's what OP wants... I...

+1 on that, but if that's what OP wants...

I live dangerously - I don't carry any spare tube, pump or plug kit. Got the wife on speed dial instead.

For ultra long rides and/or unknown...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,255
Posted By eduskator

I like the Amazon ''cheap'' CF bottle cage...

I like the Amazon ''cheap'' CF bottle cage because they don't have any ugly branding / writing on them. It's pure, simple carbon fibre, matte or gloss.

I have a set on each of my bikes and they...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,620
Posted By eduskator

I was wondering the same thing. Looks like...

I was wondering the same thing. Looks like someone ingested or inhaled something that was psychoactive.

My 3 bikes never disappear - they are in my head and in my basement.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,031
Posted By eduskator

2 pages for this... The internets keep impressing...

2 pages for this... The internets keep impressing my arse.
03-14-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 806
Posted By eduskator

N+1 Weekend - A roadie that bought his first MTB

Hi all,

Just wanted to introduce myself as I will most likely be active on this section of the forum from now on. I am a long time roadie and been a bikeforums.net member since almost 3 years. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,475
Posted By eduskator

+1. That noisy ''clack'' when clipping my SPD-SLs...

+1. That noisy ''clack'' when clipping my SPD-SLs makes me feel more secure on my road bike for some reason.

Love the dual platform SPD pedals on my gravel bike for versatility.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 20,494
Views: 4,783,238
Posted By eduskator

It (only) took 4 months before being back in...

It (only) took 4 months before being back in stock, and 1 month of shipping time, but I finally got my Schwalbe Pro Ones this afternoon. Needless to say that they were installed a few minutes...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,194
Posted By eduskator

You're totally right. Better be safe than sorry...

You're totally right. Better be safe than sorry :) Glad to read that you sorted this out.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,503
Posted By eduskator

Might be a TAC as well... assploding coming soon.

Might be a TAC as well... assploding coming soon.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,153
Posted By eduskator

Schwalbe Pro One TLE for the win :thumb:

Schwalbe Pro One TLE for the win :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By eduskator

Do you actually feel something or are you just...

Do you actually feel something or are you just saying this because the weight of the sensor is not spreaded equally around the hub? You shouldn't feel anything unless you ride really fast or unless...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,065
Posted By eduskator

https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/400x/68921...

https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/400x/68921830.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,503
Posted By eduskator

Welcome to hell. 1) What do you mean by...

Welcome to hell.

1) What do you mean by ''click''? It could be so many things... Derailleur not indexed properly, debris inside your pedal thread, inside your cassette, inside your crank, inside...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By eduskator

the Hot way, you mean!

the Hot way, you mean!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 20,494
Views: 4,783,238
Posted By eduskator

Picked up my 2022 gravel bike yesterday. I had...

Picked up my 2022 gravel bike yesterday. I had been on 2 waiting lists at nearby LBSs since October 2021 (cheers to the pandemic!)... Last week, a bicycle shop 2 hours away received one in my size &...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,748
Posted By eduskator

It is water based and it cleans easily with water...

It is water based and it cleans easily with water only. I do it with warm or hot water.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,259
Posted By eduskator

I have a hard time trusting that website. While I...

I have a hard time trusting that website. While I sometimes buy cheaper products from them, I would not trust them for more expensive parts. Merlin Cycles sells the groupset for 850$ I think. It may...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,476
Posted By eduskator

Schwalbe Pro One TLE tire - User Experience

Today I cleaned my tires and realized they were a lot more used than I thought. The back one is definitively shot - it's squared off and I can see what looks like metal wires at 2-3 small spots....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,575
Posted By eduskator

Giant is one of the biggest wolf of the industry....

Giant is one of the biggest wolf of the industry. They have an enormous purchasing power, resulting in their ability to produce and sell good bicycles at more than competitive prices. For instance,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 10,822
Posted By eduskator

+1 on that. Hitchhikers who wants to improve...

+1 on that. Hitchhikers who wants to improve their Strava PRs the easy way. ''Thanks for the lift!''
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,067
Posted By eduskator

True that. Once you understand how it works and...

True that. Once you understand how it works and how to make it work, you quickly realise how much better it is! I know by fact that some tire and rim combos are harder than other to set-up. For...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 721
Posted By eduskator

Just trash it and buy a new one. I don't mess...

Just trash it and buy a new one. I don't mess with safety, especially with the only two things on my bike that touches the ground.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,168
Posted By eduskator

Has the 2022 TCR lineup been spotted?

I found this by chance when surfing on the internets the other day. Not sure if it's the official lineup for 2022 and/or where exactly since models often vary from places to places around the globe,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,104
Posted By eduskator

How big was your group and how experienced were...

How big was your group and how experienced were the riders in it? We don't ''yell'' things when we're group riding unless it's an imminent danger. We just point and make signs that everyone...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,888
Posted By eduskator

1) Avoid using the rear brake 2) Avoid braking...

1) Avoid using the rear brake
2) Avoid braking while turning - brake before entering the curve. Not always possible, I know. If it's the case, point 1 will help!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,286
Posted By eduskator

I'm glad to read that you had a good experience...

I'm glad to read that you had a good experience with Giant tires. On my end, I've had 1 Defy and 2 TCRs with TL setups so far and all 6 tires were really hard to seat on rims, even with an air...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,286
Posted By eduskator

As I said, Giant products are crap. Try other TL...

As I said, Giant products are crap. Try other TL tires, you'll see! I can mount my Schwalbe Pro Ones on my OEM SLR rims even without an air compressor.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,520
Posted By eduskator

Because some people aren't picky when it comes to...

Because some people aren't picky when it comes to saddle. I am one of them. If bikes came with decent pedals, I'd probably keep the originals as well.

While my factory saddles are clearly not...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,320
Posted By eduskator

I would never mix two different products unless...

I would never mix two different products unless they are identical or almost (Giant & Stans tubeless sealant, for instance).

Fuel is a great cleaner. The best IMO. Soak your chain in it overnight,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,946
Posted By eduskator

If you don't like the color, do not buy. You will...

If you don't like the color, do not buy. You will hate staring at the top tube head down trying to catch your breathe on long climbs. Been there, done that!

Is S-WORKS worth the extra $ to save...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,911
Posted By eduskator

Because a bicycle computer is better than a...

Because a bicycle computer is better than a smartphone for bicycle usage? ;) Plus, phone mounts are not very good looking.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,757
Posted By eduskator

Since this thread has gone sideways (as usual), I...

Since this thread has gone sideways (as usual), I will try to put it back on the right path.

25mm is the ''standard'' and 28mm is on the edge of taking its place. Many race bikes come with 28mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,398
Posted By eduskator

But what's ''right''? That is the question!

But what's ''right''? That is the question!
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