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09-22-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 332
Posted By Gatorfreak

Thanks for all the tips! It's 2x10. I'll check...

Thanks for all the tips! It's 2x10. I'll check your other suggestions.
And yeah, I realize it might just be one of those things you live with/work around. Mild annoyance.
09-22-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 332
Posted By Gatorfreak

Changes gear when pedaling backward

10sp Di2. Shifts perfectly but if I pedal backward it often shifts to a smaller cog. When I start pedaling forward again it will go back where it was.
Any idea what causes this?
08-12-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By Gatorfreak

I specifically want a mesh or other...

I specifically want a mesh or other water-permeable material so the melted water drips all over me and ultimately onto the ground (or maybe onto the person behind me?). No carrying water.
08-12-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By Gatorfreak

Thanks for the info! Note that I plan to fill...

Thanks for the info! Note that I plan to fill it with loose ice. The weight decreases as it melts.
08-12-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By Gatorfreak

Mesh backpack that holds a bunch of water bottles?

Anyone know where I can buy this? I actually want it for filling with loose ice during hot summer rides. Let it melt and drip all over me. Can't seem to find where I can buy this though.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-18, 12:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,566
Posted By Gatorfreak

I recently got a Bell Stratus MIPS. I'm also in...

I recently got a Bell Stratus MIPS. I'm also in FL where sweat doesn't evaporate. I *love* the sweat guide feature it has. The forehead pad extends outward a little and you can see your sweat drip...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-18, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By Gatorfreak

Extra warm knee warmers?

Any recommendations for knee warmers that are thicker/warmer than most? Or do you double up?

I have some pearl izumis that are great until it's below 50F and then my knees will hurt. Need...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-16, 04:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,525
Posted By Gatorfreak

Heat exhaustion: How best to cool down?

I did a longer-than-usual ride in the Florida heat and began suffering from heat exhaustion with about 30 miles to go. My question isn't how to avoid it. But once it has started, what have you done...
03-09-16, 04:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,756
Posted By Gatorfreak

The noise is gone! Went around the neighborhood...

The noise is gone! Went around the neighborhood for a test ride and it was silent! I guess the bearings just needed some grease. Makes me worry the bearings inside the freehub body are in a...
03-08-16, 06:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,756
Posted By Gatorfreak

I overhauled the hub. Much easier than I...

I overhauled the hub. Much easier than I thought. The bearings were basically dry in there. Maybe the rattle was from the dry bearings? I used the shimano hub grease and put it back together. ...
02-29-16, 08:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,756
Posted By Gatorfreak

Thanks for the 14mm correction! I was able to...

Thanks for the 14mm correction! I was able to get the order changed before it shipped out.


Both Ultegra 6800 and 6700 will work? That's probably what I'll do if I need to replace.
02-28-16, 03:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,756
Posted By Gatorfreak

Thank you all for the tips. I ordered the tools...

Thank you all for the tips. I ordered the tools and grease. I'll post back with results.
02-28-16, 09:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,756
Posted By Gatorfreak

I have the 1mm spacer. With the cassette off, I...

I have the 1mm spacer. With the cassette off, I can feel some play in the freehub body. I've never tinkered with hubs but I like to learn how to do my own maintenance. Do I need two 15mm cone...
02-28-16, 08:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,756
Posted By Gatorfreak

Dura Ace 7700 hub with some play in the freehub body

I have a Dura Ace 7700 hub with some play in the freehub body and I believe it is the source of a slight rattle as the cassette vibrates but otherwise performs ok. The rattle is annoying though. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-16, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,196
Posted By Gatorfreak

Thanks for the tips! So by using a bluetooth...

Thanks for the tips! So by using a bluetooth speed sensor I can save on the sensor AND I don't need to buy any ANT+ dongle!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-16, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,196
Posted By Gatorfreak

Cheapest zwift setup?

I'm trying to figure out the cheapest zwift setup. I have a garmin 800 but no sensors for it. It looks like I can get a dumb trainer for ~$60 and a garmin speed/cadence sensor for $50. Then I need...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-16, 05:32 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,369
Posted By Gatorfreak

I have twins. There was only feeding, changing...

I have twins. There was only feeding, changing diapers, and hoping to sleep for a while. It gets easier and goes by fast. I've been able to ride plenty since they were about 2.

Now they are 7...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-15, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,177
Posted By Gatorfreak

I have the Fabric Radius on both of my bikes with...

I have the Fabric Radius on both of my bikes with 8k miles combined. Love them and no signs of wear yet. I kind of wish I'd tried out the Shallow because I have a fairly aggressive position but the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-15, 04:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,987
Posted By Gatorfreak

Age 41 5'7", 135 lbs BP - don't remember but...

Age 41
5'7", 135 lbs
BP - don't remember but it's always normal
RHR 36
max HR measured 173
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-15, 09:27 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 36,278
Posted By Gatorfreak

Does the Tacx Vortex Smart need the extra $200...

Does the Tacx Vortex Smart need the extra $200 "Upgrade Smart" add on of software and USB receiver to work with zwift?

This is what I'm talking about:...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-15, 04:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,311
Posted By Gatorfreak

Definitely not a rain bike.

Definitely not a rain bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-15, 11:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,962
Posted By Gatorfreak

So you're saying I've got 500 miles left on it! ...

So you're saying I've got 500 miles left on it! :)

The ozone thing is interesting. The bike shares a garage with two cars so yeah, it's near motors. Thank you all for the varied responses. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-15, 11:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,962
Posted By Gatorfreak

Definitely no salty air or ocean breeze here. ...

Definitely no salty air or ocean breeze here. I'll replace the tire. I got 6k miles on it so I'm fine with how long it lasted. Just didn't want to chuck a perfectly good tire into the landfill. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-15, 10:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,962
Posted By Gatorfreak

Is this dry rot?

Tiny cracks that go all the way round the tire. GP 4000s II. Almost 3 years old with 6k miles. Having only been on the front, there is very little tread wear despite the miles. If I should...
09-25-15, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By Gatorfreak

Update: New cassette was the solution. All...

Update: New cassette was the solution. All good now!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-15, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By Gatorfreak

Gloves with padding on side of index finger?

I snagged this pic off the web but the circled area is pretty much where I have a callus except mine is slightly closer to the base of the index finger. My gloves have no padding there. Looking for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-15, 05:50 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,236
Posted By Gatorfreak

I just read all 4 pages of this. Can I get a...

I just read all 4 pages of this. Can I get a refund?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-15, 02:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,915
Posted By Gatorfreak

It's definitely an acquired taste.

It's definitely an acquired taste.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-15, 01:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,915
Posted By Gatorfreak

Well...I think being absorbed by the oats before...

Well...I think being absorbed by the oats before eating causes it to take longer to go through digestion whereas liquid just goes right through. Regardless of the reason, it sure works well for me. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-15, 01:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,915
Posted By Gatorfreak

I love my morning coffee (french press). I won't...

I love my morning coffee (french press). I won't drink that drip crap they have at the office. I don't like to drink coffee in the morning before a ride because I'll have to stop every 30 minutes...
08-18-15, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By Gatorfreak

Thanks. New cassette ordered. If that isn't the...

Thanks. New cassette ordered. If that isn't the issue then I've got a spare for when it does need replacing. For some reason I thought cassettes lasted much longer if you change the chain before...
08-16-15, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By Gatorfreak

I try to do all the service I can...with help...

I try to do all the service I can...with help from the interwebs. I've gone through several chains and the BB is relatively new. The cassette and chainrings are original but they look ok to me. If...
08-16-15, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By Gatorfreak

It's not audible. I can just feel it.

It's not audible. I can just feel it.
08-16-15, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By Gatorfreak

Slightly crunchy drivetrain?

I don't know how better to describe it but my drivetrain isn't as silky smooth as it used to be. I have about 8,000 miles on the bike and the BB is pretty new. My freehub body has a tiny bit of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-15, 04:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,522
Posted By Gatorfreak

I have the Charge branded saddle on one bike and...

I have the Charge branded saddle on one bike and the Fabric on another. I have a few thousand miles on them and my arse is very happy. Everyone is different though.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-15, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By Gatorfreak

Toe pain on longer rides

I never had this problem with my older, cheaper nylon-sole mtb shoes. When I got some nice carbon sole road shoes I had terrible pain in just my big toe on each foot. Not like blisters or skin pain...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-15, 04:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,469
Posted By Gatorfreak

25mm GP4000s on wide profile rims. 70 psi front,...

25mm GP4000s on wide profile rims. 70 psi front, 75 rear. I'm 137 lbs. Never had a pinch flat. Thinking of trying 65/70.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-15, 05:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,400
Posted By Gatorfreak

I've been riding with shimano XC61 for a while. ...

I've been riding with shimano XC61 for a while. Love them for both road and off road.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-15, 06:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,156
Posted By Gatorfreak

Off the wheels, frame, and anything else...

Off the wheels, frame, and anything else possible.
05-10-15, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By Gatorfreak

I removed the cassette and I think the freehub...

I removed the cassette and I think the freehub body has a tiny bit of play so maybe that's it. Is it ok to ride or is that something that will do further damage if not addressed?
05-10-15, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By Gatorfreak

The Dura Ace 7700 hub and the Ritchey hub are...

The Dura Ace 7700 hub and the Ritchey hub are both 10-speed hubs. The cassette is 10 speed also.
05-10-15, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By Gatorfreak

Wiggle/play in cassette?

I got new (to me) wheels. Old wheels have Ritchey hubs. New wheels have Dura Ace 7700 hubs. I move the 10-speed cassette from old hub to new hub, along with the thin spacer that goes on before the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-15, 05:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,610
Posted By Gatorfreak

The circumstance wasn't bad but the flat itself...

The circumstance wasn't bad but the flat itself was. My bike suddenly felt like I was repeatedly running over a rock with the rear wheel. I stopped to discover that a large screw had gone right...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-15, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By Gatorfreak

I try to ride fast enough that those small bits...

I try to ride fast enough that those small bits of glass and debris are sent flying out of my tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-15, 09:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,689
Posted By Gatorfreak

That's really impressive. My 7 year olds (twins)...

That's really impressive. My 7 year olds (twins) are barely out of the training wheels. After about a mile they're done.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-15, 07:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,275
Posted By Gatorfreak

I was plagued by that for a while. Did the night...

I was plagued by that for a while. Did the night boot and all. What worked for me was going barefoot as much as possible and wearing shoes with little or no drop from heel to toe.

If that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-15, 05:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 991
Posted By Gatorfreak

I was implying that it's all nonsense here. ...

I was implying that it's all nonsense here. Carry on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-15, 04:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 991
Posted By Gatorfreak

Then you probably don't belong here. ;)

Then you probably don't belong here. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-15, 05:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,462
Posted By Gatorfreak

170mm cranks here too.

170mm cranks here too.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-15, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,462
Posted By Gatorfreak

I have the 48. I just measured 58.5cm from BB to...

I have the 48. I just measured 58.5cm from BB to front hub. I'm 5'7" with size 11 feet. I get a little toe overlap but I'm used to it. I have it with every bike. The 48 fits me perfectly.
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