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Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,008
Posted By nesdog

Ditto here in Socal; mid October and it's 80...

Ditto here in Socal; mid October and it's 80 today. On our Saturday shop rides, everyone complains when temps are 50 at the start!
10-01-19, 04:36 PM
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Views: 2,329,785
Posted By nesdog

Easy 11 miles.....had to get back for my guitar...

Easy 11 miles.....had to get back for my guitar lesson so it was just a quick zip.
09-19-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By nesdog

The road is closed to traffic for the first climb...

The road is closed to traffic for the first climb through Emerald Bay....that area is where the pix I shared were taken. After that, it's open roads. Lots of highway notices to cars via signs around...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By nesdog

Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By nesdog

Adjusting Lever Reach

I posted this in the mechanics sub-forum and got zero replies. So hoping for some insight here instead:

I recently bought a 2019 Trek Domane SLR7 Disc with Ultegra Di2. The reach for my left hand...
09-18-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 129
Posted By nesdog

Adjusting Lever Reach

I recently bought a 2019 Trek Domane SLR7 Disc with Ultegra Di2. The reach for my left hand to the lever is a bit long and I'd like to shorten that up a touch.
I know there is a screw/bolt that can...
09-18-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By nesdog

We've spent 6 of the last 7 summers (usually in...

We've spent 6 of the last 7 summers (usually in July) vacationing in North Lake Tahoe. I've done the NLT-Truckee-Tahoe City loop multiple times in each direction. The climb up 267 from Truckee to...
09-18-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By nesdog

Nice shots Terry! Empty roads are the best. Glad...

Nice shots Terry! Empty roads are the best. Glad you got in some miles.
09-18-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By nesdog

It was truly freezing! They do have two clothing...

It was truly freezing! They do have two clothing drops at the beginning that I decided not to use. I started with a short sleeve jersey, arm warmers, leg warmers and an ultra light windbreaker....
09-17-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By nesdog

Tour de Tahoe

I've wanted to do this 72 mile lake lap for years; we have been vacationing in North Lake Tahoe for quite a few summers but never got around to the full circuit. Since I retired last June, we could...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 22,065
Posted By nesdog

I picked up a 2019 SLR 7 Disc in April, and was...

I picked up a 2019 SLR 7 Disc in April, and was able to get an okay discount plus trade in of my 2014 4.3. When this new one came out, I noticed it was a pound heavier than my new bike. The tool...
08-04-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 16,013
Posted By nesdog

Just a day or so after you, three of us met at...

Just a day or so after you, three of us met at Moopark Amtrak station and rode to State Street, Santa Barbara. I think we cracked 1000 feet of climbing but not sure! (especially as Ortega Hill Rd was...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By nesdog

SLR Domane Owners: Have u changed Iso settings?

I've got an SLR7 with the adjustable IsoSpeed seatpost. I've had it in the default middle position since I bought the bike a few months ago. Has anyone with this model decided to move from that spot...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By nesdog

What prompts this is that I grabbed some 28-32's...

What prompts this is that I grabbed some 28-32's for spares when I got the new wheels. I had assumed, incorrectly I guess, that I couldn't use my existing tubes on the 28 mm tires.

When I swapped...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By nesdog

Yeah, dumb tube size question

I've run Conti 25's for a long time and have always purchased 700 x 20-28 tubes.

On the new bike, I'm now sporting some Bontrager 28's...nice ride! Meantime, do I need to use a 700 x 28-32 tube...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By nesdog

How long to insoles last?

I've got some Specialized red insoles. As they are relatively flat to begin with, it's hard to know when to replace them, if at all.

Anyone have some thoughts on the life of these things?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,263
Posted By nesdog

What I'm gathering from the responses is that it...

What I'm gathering from the responses is that it matters. And that 70mm is more unusual rather than common.

The old bike was a 4.3 Domane, new one an SLR7. I'm not short at all, being 5'9. Now I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,263
Posted By nesdog

How significant is 20mm stem difference?

I did a bike fit with the LBS last year. Zero setback post on that bike. Change was made to swap out to a 70mm stem.

My new bike (exact same frame and geometry) has a 20 mm setback. The saddle...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,165
Posted By nesdog

No doubt! This was a retirement gift to...

No doubt!

This was a retirement gift to myself, as I leave the workforce tomorrow. Wanted to buy a great bike once in my life and this is it. Spent a lot of time considering that this was really...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,165
Posted By nesdog

Brief Domane SLR7 Review

I had a 2014 Domane 4.3, the original V1 of the IsoSpeed. Was 105 DT and their heavier carbon frame. Probably weighed in around 19 pounds. Now, I wasn't unhappy with the 4.3. It rode very well and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,471
Posted By nesdog

I haven't lost a ride but did have multiple...

I haven't lost a ride but did have multiple occasions when I was doing a climb with live tracking, monitoring my Strava time versus personal best and the display just went poof! It returned to the...
05-24-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,761
Posted By nesdog

Think I'm going to buy some stock in oatmeal...

Think I'm going to buy some stock in oatmeal companies!

Wife does overnight oats. Regular for me, no added salt or other items in the box. Quick cook, so 90 seconds in the microwave.
Made with...
05-23-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,158
Posted By nesdog

Been on SMP's for about 5 years, mostly the Lite...

Been on SMP's for about 5 years, mostly the Lite 209 though I have a Drakon as well. Whenever I've tried a flat saddle, I find coming back to the SMP like a well shaped couch, just fits me nicely....
05-17-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,370
Posted By nesdog

Wife and I generally hike 3-6 miles each Sunday....

Wife and I generally hike 3-6 miles each Sunday. (which, unfortunately is slightly on hold while she recovers from a broken foot sustained running). When we vacation in Lake Tahoe in the summers, we...
04-27-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 27,273
Posted By nesdog

First internet service was a dial up called...

First internet service was a dial up called Delphi. All text based, no WWW. This was about '93 or '94. It asked for a screen name. "What the heck is that??" As I considered it, our rescue dog,...
04-26-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 24,658
Views: 2,329,785
Posted By nesdog

Twenty seven miles today, little out and back...

Twenty seven miles today, little out and back through an area called Hidden Valley. Sixty five miles since Tuesday. Alas, nothing tomorrow as I'm skipping the shop ride to go with the family to an...
04-25-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,634
Posted By nesdog

I will post a couple of pix in a day or two when...

I will post a couple of pix in a day or two when I get a chance.

Still trying to get the fit adjusted.Not quite there.

Got in 24 miles yesterday and really happy with the performance. It seems...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 28,636
Posted By nesdog

Will I go disc? Yesterday. Picked up my...

Will I go disc?

Yesterday. Picked up my SLR7 Disc. I have no opinion on them yet, but inasmuch as we live in an area with a ton of hills, I'll be interested in seeing if I notice the differences.
04-22-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,634
Posted By nesdog

It...is...done! Picked up my new SLR7 Disc...

It...is...done!

Picked up my new SLR7 Disc today! Just rode on my street, tomorrow will see if I have the time to get out for a proper ride. Will take a bit of time to see how well they...
04-22-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,634
Posted By nesdog

Wow, nice recovery getting into shape! I also...

Wow, nice recovery getting into shape! I also have the Bolt that replaced my 500. Really like the features on it.

I'm off to the shop later this morning to see if I can pull together the pieces...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 880
Posted By nesdog

Compact Bars vs more traditional

Like to get some feedback on 'compact' handlebar shapes vs variable shape. Trying to decide as I look over some new rides. I think my current Domane 4.3 has a Bontrager Race Blade VR-C (which I take...
04-20-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,634
Posted By nesdog

That is a nice bike! I considered it also. Glad...

That is a nice bike! I considered it also. Glad you got a deal. I'm hoping to wrap up something by Monday afternoon.
Counting down the days to retirement, last week in June.
04-20-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,634
Posted By nesdog

Ah heck. May go back and look at the white. It's...

Ah heck. May go back and look at the white. It's kinda clean.....and then I'd get the bike right away.

BTW, has anyone swapped out the OEM bars for the compact version? I think that is what is on...
04-19-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,338
Posted By nesdog

I think Wildflower in Atascadero/Paso is next...

I think Wildflower in Atascadero/Paso is next weekend. Might impact ability to find a room.
04-19-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,634
Posted By nesdog

Went to the LBS today, a Trek factory owned...

Went to the LBS today, a Trek factory owned store.

One of my questions was about weight of the bike compared to my current 4.3. They weighed both. The 4.3 came in around 19 pounds. I was really...
04-17-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,634
Posted By nesdog

And get pulled over more often, at least in...

And get pulled over more often, at least in California!
04-16-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,634
Posted By nesdog

I think.....Friday.....I may head to the bike...

I think.....Friday.....I may head to the bike shop to have a discussion on the money....

After much soul searching I have discarded the red. Down to white and blue and I'm really probably going...
04-16-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,670
Posted By nesdog

How do you know the fit is correct? There are so...

How do you know the fit is correct? There are so many different styles. I've worked with several fitters who came up with conflicting results on the same bike.

Since you didn't have any issues...
04-15-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,634
Posted By nesdog

We live in a bike rich area, with tons of riders....

We live in a bike rich area, with tons of riders. Everyone seems to be riding that black. (although my current Domane is light blue). They all look the same! So I'm definitely not choosing black!
As...
04-14-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,634
Posted By nesdog

Glad to hear you are recovering okay. That was...

Glad to hear you are recovering okay. That was scary.

I considered the Roubaix also. Haven't ridden one yet but some of the reviews on the new Future Shock aren't real positive. They are just...
04-14-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,634
Posted By nesdog

My Peugeot U08, purchased when I was in high...

My Peugeot U08, purchased when I was in high school was about $250. It was a fortune! I kept the bike for over 40 years. I"d like to think I can keep this new one that long!

Okay, now I'm leaning...
04-13-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,634
Posted By nesdog

The Domane I'm looking at weighs in at 17.5...

The Domane I'm looking at weighs in at 17.5 including discs and electronics. Wheelset, a Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3, comes in around 1600 grams. I think their next tier is the Aeolus XXX 2 which is 1380...
04-13-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,634
Posted By nesdog

Three color choices I'm thinking of.

Three color choices I'm thinking of.
04-13-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,634
Posted By nesdog

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1440x1080/white_6763a1f191c39c591f3ecb40cbc8a1cad9885314.jpg...
04-12-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,634
Posted By nesdog

That was my thinking as well. Thanks for...

That was my thinking as well. Thanks for confirming!
04-12-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,634
Posted By nesdog

Well, it's slightly longer to grab the brakes,...

Well, it's slightly longer to grab the brakes, probably talking mm's. I can reach the shifters pretty well.
04-12-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,634
Posted By nesdog

Yesterday afternoon, I took the bike out for a...

Yesterday afternoon, I took the bike out for a test ride. I rode to the shop on my 4.3 so I'd have an easier comparison; both frames are identical in geometry.

Notes: smoother than mine, the SLR...
04-11-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,634
Posted By nesdog

Aha....got my tax return back from the CPA. We...

Aha....got my tax return back from the CPA. We have a nice refund coming. So, in theory, I can just say I'm putting some of that towards the bike!

Got some good feedback here. (well, what did I...
04-09-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,634
Posted By nesdog

I didn't realize I actually had some choices. I...

I didn't realize I actually had some choices. I thought it was just about the bike!
04-09-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,634
Posted By nesdog

This. Thank you for offering some perspective. ...

This. Thank you for offering some perspective.

I am sorry for your loss, that's awful.
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