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Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,047
Posted By TakingMyTime

I'm aware of the holes in my question. It's just...

I'm aware of the holes in my question. It's just that I'm new to Hydraulic Disc Brakes and was throwing the question out to the community to see the various responses. As I stated... I just bought...
08-10-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 385
Posted By TakingMyTime

I think the reason there is so much apprehension...

I think the reason there is so much apprehension regarding brake bleeding is due to the fact that a majority of us just began riding bikes with disc brakes. Although we may be proficient in other...
Forum: Foo
08-08-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 366
Posted By TakingMyTime

We live near a huge regional park and walk about...

We live near a huge regional park and walk about 3 miles a couple of times a week. It's great for cross training since you're using muscles that you don't use when riding. I feel that it has helped...
Forum: Foo
08-08-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 136
Posted By TakingMyTime

Sorry to hear this. She seemed like a genuinely...

Sorry to hear this. She seemed like a genuinely nice person.
08-06-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By TakingMyTime

It's a little unclear if by "build our bikes" you...

It's a little unclear if by "build our bikes" you mean starting from scratch or to outfit the bikes you are bringing with you? And... waiting until you get over her to start deciding what you'll...
08-05-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 184
Posted By TakingMyTime

I may try the "home brew" approach first (putting...

I may try the "home brew" approach first (putting together my own kit). It's not that I'm "cheap" either, it's just when I watch various videos it appears to be a somewhat simple job and spending...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,047
Posted By TakingMyTime

Part of my motivation starting this thread was to...

Part of my motivation starting this thread was to determine if I needed to get some additional pairs while I can. I basically have zero spares of anything for this new bike and I'm trying to gauge...
08-04-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 184
Posted By TakingMyTime

I'm definitely looking for something that will...

I'm definitely looking for something that will last. Although there is the chance that I may need to service other bikes I really don't see myself using this on anything other than my 1 bike for a...
08-04-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 184
Posted By TakingMyTime

Bleed kit recommendations

I am going to need a bleed kit for Shimano Ultegra hydraulic brakes. I only have 1 bike that has hydraulic brakes and it will be the only bike I service. I'm not too crazy about paying $153 for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,050
Posted By TakingMyTime

I believe it's been out for some time. I did see...

I believe it's been out for some time. I did see one in this color in their showroom and the color looks much better in person than in pictures.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By TakingMyTime

I just set mine up the other day but I don't...

I just set mine up the other day but I don't remember if you put in the cassette and chainring size/count in the Shimano E-tube app or on the 1030. I'm only guessing but you may want to first ensure...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,047
Posted By TakingMyTime

That's kind of my dilemma right now. I just...

That's kind of my dilemma right now. I just purchased a 12 speed Di2 bike and would like to slowly put together a drawer of spares i.e. chain, cassette, brake pads etc. I guess the hard part is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,047
Posted By TakingMyTime

Thanks. I'm nowhere near needing any yet but...

Thanks. I'm nowhere near needing any yet but trying to source different parts being what it is nowadays I thought it would be good just to prepare and have them in my drawer.
08-01-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By TakingMyTime

SCORE! I would have asked the guy if he had...

SCORE!

I would have asked the guy if he had anything else.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,047
Posted By TakingMyTime

What's your disc brake pad mileage?

I'm new to hydraulic discs. I've read several things here and there stating a wide range of mileage that one gets from their pads. I was just wondering how often you're replacing yours? I know it...
07-31-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1,875
Views: 195,199
Posted By TakingMyTime

Another 50 miler down PCH to Crystal Cove. Early...

Another 50 miler down PCH to Crystal Cove. Early morning PCH was a breeze. Going through Newport on an early weekend morning is a lot different that doing in rush hour traffic! Just as a warning,...
07-31-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By TakingMyTime

I think commuting is like bike touring, after...

I think commuting is like bike touring, after you've done it for a little while you realize what is important and what's not.

Other than be sure to be able to handle flats make sure you get...
07-29-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,134
Posted By TakingMyTime

I was reading the sellers reputations and a...

I was reading the sellers reputations and a couple of the negative ratings said they were sure what they got was counterfeit. This was only about 3 of 2000 and I'm not sure how credible they were...
07-29-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,134
Posted By TakingMyTime

I noticed it has a "business' tag. I may only be...

I noticed it has a "business' tag. I may only be for qualified agents.
07-29-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,134
Posted By TakingMyTime

Determine if Counterfeit

I just bought some new Shimano bits and pieces off the 'bay (US Seller) and started to wonder about their authenticity. I noticed that Shimano had an app "Shimano Product Authentication" but when I...
07-29-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1,875
Views: 195,199
Posted By TakingMyTime

We took Shady Canyon Drive south until Bonita...

We took Shady Canyon Drive south until Bonita Canyon / Culver Drive and then took Anteater Drive up to UCI and meandered through the Campus. On the west side of the campus we took Academy Way,...
07-28-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1,875
Views: 195,199
Posted By TakingMyTime

30 miles around Irvine. Started at Vista Point...

30 miles around Irvine. Started at Vista Point at Newport Back Bay, then found our way to Portola and to the Great Park for lunch. Then Shady Canyon Trail to UCI and took a tour of the campus (sort...
07-28-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By TakingMyTime

You're asking a somewhat difficult question. ...

You're asking a somewhat difficult question. Since we don't know what you already have and what you need... I would suggest scouring C/L and going with name brand components i.e. Shimano, Sram. ...
Forum: Foo
07-26-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 522
Posted By TakingMyTime

It's the same thing with the Hollywood Walk of...

It's the same thing with the Hollywood Walk of Fame. I don't know about the rest of the US but here in LA whenever someone gets a star it's usually news that evening. The problem is they're putting...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,050
Posted By TakingMyTime

That is valid and point well taken. Logically I...

That is valid and point well taken. Logically I don't see any reason not to pull the tubes, put in new valves and some sealant. The investment would be minimal.
Forum: Foo
07-26-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By TakingMyTime

I'm sorry to hear that. I'm by no means...

I'm sorry to hear that. I'm by no means condoning this practice or crime by any means. I never understood why everyone seems to go for the big prize instead of just a little here and there. Sort...
Forum: Foo
07-25-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By TakingMyTime

I always wondered why no one has hacked or...

I always wondered why no one has hacked or figured out a way to compromise those payment scanners that some restaurants put on their tables (The ones with the screens that tell you what you owe and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,050
Posted By TakingMyTime

You are correct. I'm just not sure if tube-less...

You are correct. I'm just not sure if tube-less is for me. I'll probably be installing some 25 or 28mm clinchers on it shortly.
07-25-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 436
Posted By TakingMyTime

During closer inspection I noticed that mineral...

During closer inspection I noticed that mineral oil was weeping from the intake nipple of the disc caliper. The bleed screw was torqued properly but when squeezing the brake lever a drop would begin...
07-25-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By TakingMyTime

I was kind of figuring that was going to be the...

I was kind of figuring that was going to be the answer. At least I have 1 that I can take and size up against what they have in stock.
07-25-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By TakingMyTime

Bleed Boss Cap - Substitutions?

Part in Question... Y2HW1000 - Bleed boss cap - Ultegra BR-8170 Brake Caliper

Not surprisingly I'm unable to find a direct Shimano replacement. Before I break out my micrometer and measure it and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,050
Posted By TakingMyTime

I will be removing the front wheel later today to...

I will be removing the front wheel later today to deal with a squealing brake issue and will do a complete inspection. I'm leaning towards them having tubes installed since the valve stems do not...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,050
Posted By TakingMyTime

I was reading a thread in another forum and...

I was reading a thread in another forum and someone mentioned the same thing happening to them. Not the exact power meter but it was substantial. Others talked about Canyon throwing free t-shirts...
07-24-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 436
Posted By TakingMyTime

I'll be pulling the front wheel later today and...

I'll be pulling the front wheel later today and do a thorough inspection, cleaning and then a quick alignment to ensure I've covered everything. These started screaming almost immediately before any...
07-24-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 436
Posted By TakingMyTime

Squeaking Discs - New

I just put together my new Canyon and the front disc sounds like a roaring elephant. This was a brand new build, I was careful not to touch or contaminate anything and the disc is "true". Help! ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,050
Posted By TakingMyTime

NBD - Canyon Endurace

Canyon Endurace CF SL 8 Di2 (what a mouthful) in Stealth Grey, size Medium

Only about 10 miles on it so I can't really speak to many of the features and ride quality other than it fits great and...
07-22-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,875
Views: 195,199
Posted By TakingMyTime

LOL, to be honest I never even knew it existed (I...

LOL, to be honest I never even knew it existed (I had to look it up). You sir appear to know every corner and every backroad in So Cal. We usually stop at the burger place at the top of the hill...
07-21-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1,875
Views: 195,199
Posted By TakingMyTime

51 miles down PCH to Crystal Cove by myself. I...

51 miles down PCH to Crystal Cove by myself. I left a little early and forgot how crazy those drivers on PCH are when trying to get to work.
Forum: Foo
07-21-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 814
Posted By TakingMyTime

You know, for a long time I thought that maybe...

You know, for a long time I thought that maybe something was wrong with our meter but about 10 years ago they installed new meters and everything stayed the same. All our neighbors are paying a...
07-18-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,436
Posted By TakingMyTime

My Garmin 530 tells me a lot of things. ...

My Garmin 530 tells me a lot of things. Sometimes those metrics seem a little out of whack. Regardless, I do consider my fitness level to be in the top 5-10% of the general population. With all...
07-18-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 251
Posted By TakingMyTime

I have a Garmin 530 and use it to track my...

I have a Garmin 530 and use it to track my fitness. I have never turned on Insights, but did after your post. I'm not necessarily concerned with my performance as compared to others, but I would...
07-16-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By TakingMyTime

Thanks. I was a little curious since they had...

Thanks. I was a little curious since they had several "detour" signs posted but they really didn't point you in any other direction other than down Alondra Blvd.
07-16-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1,875
Views: 195,199
Posted By TakingMyTime

46 miles down to the Wedge on PCH and beach bike...

46 miles down to the Wedge on PCH and beach bike paths.
07-16-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By TakingMyTime

PSA: SGRT Construction near Alondra

I was heading North on the SGRT the other day and ran into the same thing. They had detour signs posted. I'm not sure but I think they have you ride on the other side for a while. Also, I'm not sure...
Forum: Foo
07-15-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 814
Posted By TakingMyTime

Our local Utility (SCE) pointed us to an...

Our local Utility (SCE) pointed us to an "affiliate" website that has some sort of calculator to determine if solar was right for us. My wife and I live in a 1800 sq ft home with no air conditioning...
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By TakingMyTime

If somebody offers you $75... take it.

If somebody offers you $75... take it.
Replies: 22
Views: 551
Posted By TakingMyTime

Cad 100 ?

Cad 100 ?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,276
Posted By TakingMyTime

I haven't bought or sold anything on Ebay for at...

I haven't bought or sold anything on Ebay for at least 12 years and would only use it as a buyer if there was something I could not find anywhere else. Ebay has done nothing but get progressively...
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By TakingMyTime

If somebody offers you $50.... take it.

If somebody offers you $50.... take it.
Forum: Foo
07-08-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9,800
Views: 1,571,706
Posted By TakingMyTime

It just goes to prove... it can be anything...

It just goes to prove... it can be anything anywhere. Passenger not wearing helmet and both of them in short sleeve shirts (and probably tennis shoes but I can't tell).
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