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06-12-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By cybirr

DTSwiss 350 stuck bushing removal

The aluminum bushing in this DTSwiss 350 hub appears to be stuck to the axle. The axle itself is rotating fine but the bushing is not hand removable. I suspect micro-grit has worked it's way in. ...
05-31-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By cybirr

Garmin tempe performance

TL;DR – Garmin tempe is good for hyper local temperature measurement and logging but has some limitations and use challenges.



After reading some mixed reviews, I wanted to test out a Garmin...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2,172
Views: 492,185
Posted By cybirr

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Specialized Shiv Elite (upgraded)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 269,271
Posted By cybirr

Yes, the MTS shipping slows wayyyyy down once it...

Yes, the MTS shipping slows wayyyyy down once it reaches the US port of Los Angeles, CA. These are Light Bicycle Falcon 65s with DTSwiss 350 hubs. And I am impressed with the speed. Cross wind...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2,172
Views: 492,185
Posted By cybirr

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Specialized Roubaix Expert
03-12-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 882
Posted By cybirr

Amateurs... both of you.

Amateurs... both of you.
03-12-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 882
Posted By cybirr

Bike stand for photography

I was appalled by a road.cc review of a plastic bike stand for photos costing $45...
03-06-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,766
Posted By cybirr

It's got N+3 expandability! So, how do I convince...

It's got N+3 expandability! So, how do I convince the wife of the absolute need to fill all the spaces?

...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,842
Posted By cybirr

I, too, have a large cranium and wear a 7 3/4...

I, too, have a large cranium and wear a 7 3/4 hat. I am using a Giro Aether in the large size. However, I am also bald so that might be why I can get the helmet comfortably on. It is opened up all...
02-11-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By cybirr

SOLVED A friend showed me a pic. It's for...

SOLVED

A friend showed me a pic. It's for the first generation Di2 battery packs as mentioned by others. Thank you all for the info and time.
02-11-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By cybirr

Good idea, better pictures. Appreciate the...

Good idea, better pictures. Appreciate the looks. Here are two better photos. Reviewing the accompanying manual, no indication what they are for.

...
02-10-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By cybirr

No, rim brakes. These two odd features are about...

No, rim brakes. These two odd features are about a third of the way towards the bottom bracket on the underside of the left chain stay.
02-10-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By cybirr

What are these?

I noticed these two odd lugs? bolts? on the bottom of a Specialized Shiv left side chain stay. What are they for? Thank you.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 11,422
Posted By cybirr

GCN had a similar opinion piece with short sound...

GCN had a similar opinion piece with short sound bites from a number of pros. One observation did stand out regarding disc versus rim. In the fast peloton, if everyone is using the same brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 19,677
Posted By cybirr

I like Veloviewer's year-end detail, but posting...

I like Veloviewer's year-end detail, but posting a huge picture celebrating me seems a bit obnoxious. So plain old Strava screen grab.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,558
Posted By cybirr

This a data point of one rider. May of this year...

This a data point of one rider. May of this year I started using a power meter. Here is two attempts from the same Strava segment just days apart, with and without the meter. Similar weather/winds.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,126
Posted By cybirr

In 2007 I bought a Roubaix Expert. Have...

In 2007 I bought a Roubaix Expert. Have absolutely loved it! 13 years later I bought a 2020 Roubaix Expert (the one with the 38mm CF Roval rims). According to my friends at the IBS, Specialized...
10-21-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 24,594
Posted By cybirr

"Black Fury" Inside brain voice says it with...

"Black Fury"

Inside brain voice says it with forced basso profondo voce, thunder in the back ground and swelling brass instruments. Every... single... time.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,612
Posted By cybirr

Messed up a Pinnarello... The bad decisions in...

Messed up a Pinnarello... The bad decisions in 2020 never seem to end.

I do like the wheel set though. Always been a fan of Mavic.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,685
Posted By cybirr

I have a threshold for what I can and cannot do...

I have a threshold for what I can and cannot do as far as bike service. For that which I need expertise, my LBS gets the business. For instance I need them to replace the drive train on a TT bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,249
Posted By cybirr

Has anyone mentioned ABS for road bikes? There...

Has anyone mentioned ABS for road bikes? There are prototypes out in the wild right now. I'd imagine our MTB and e-bike friends will go for them first. Then, like disc brakes, they'll migrate to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,265
Posted By cybirr

Nah, Arkansas passed their version of the law...

Nah, Arkansas passed their version of the law (Arkansas Act 650) in 2019. Making them the second state after Idaho to get smart about stop signs, lights and cyclists.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By cybirr

It does seem to be the consistent line on...

It does seem to be the consistent line on "budget" and no-name wheels. They're cheap and never in a good way.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By cybirr

TT bike tires, 24mm vs 26mm

I am a new TT bike rider who recently stumbled on a heck of a deal for a TT bike. I must confess my reason for owning a TT bike is just for the fun of going as fast as I can. Actually entering a Time...
Forum: Triathlon
08-09-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 976
Posted By cybirr

Bad post, wrong sub-forum

Bad post, delete.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,367
Posted By cybirr

Indeed, heal soon, ride soon! But I must...

Indeed, heal soon, ride soon!

But I must admit I'm having fun with the image of a suicide squad of trash panda terrorists out to get roadies.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,763
Posted By cybirr

I'm getting DuraAce decals for mine.

I'm getting DuraAce decals for mine.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,582
Posted By cybirr

Yes, 6mm and 15 Nm on the torque, not quick...

Yes, 6mm and 15 Nm on the torque, not quick release. I found out early on the torque value matters as I hand tightened it probably only to about 10-ish. A bit of a rattle and the disc brakes just...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By cybirr

The manufacturers have gotten quite clever. There...

The manufacturers have gotten quite clever. There are many examples of what you are suggesting. Specialized Body Geometry is just one. You buy the road shoe and it comes with a neutral (completely...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 26,287
Posted By cybirr

I think the big issue, the one that really...

I think the big issue, the one that really matters, is there just are not as many Strava ride challenges for Rapha as there are for LeCol.
07-24-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,168
Posted By cybirr

Looks like I'm right and you're wrong, you...

Looks like I'm right and you're wrong, you twatwaffle (https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Twatwaffle).
07-24-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,169
Posted By cybirr

It's an inconvenience for sure to see Garmin...

It's an inconvenience for sure to see Garmin Connect affected (muh KOM's!!!) but the scary part is the paralysis on the aviation community. I'm a DoD civilian aviation instructor and we're already...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,650
Posted By cybirr

It's underdeveloped feature released before it's...

It's underdeveloped feature released before it's ready (assuming Strava marketing ever knew what it was for). It's barely functional under the various smartphone OS and absent from computer/web based...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,431
Posted By cybirr

Here's a link to a video I made (seriously...

Here's a link to a video I made (seriously amateur level) of a set Blackburn lights. Not particularly expensive and are decent "be seen" lights. Follow the link to YouTube.

Seriously amateur video...
07-15-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,105
Posted By cybirr

I find this claim of a lack of information......

I find this claim of a lack of information... odd. My Specialized Roubaix came with adequate information on torque values (probably most important), installation of Specialized components and...
07-15-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,983
Posted By cybirr

Went through this myself. Absolutely awful this...

Went through this myself. Absolutely awful this adhesive capsulitis. Injections helped, time was the only cure though.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,956
Posted By cybirr

Roundabouts? You mean Obama Circles used by...

Roundabouts? You mean Obama Circles used by satellites to find and target all the real Americans (tm)? Actual belief by a colleague.

I get your frustration, especially the folks who yield in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 18,030
Posted By cybirr

I really liked the performance and cornering but...

I really liked the performance and cornering but after three days and three flats I took the GP5000 clinchers off. Not sure if there'd be much of a demand for some used GP5000s (400 miles) on eBay.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,578
Posted By cybirr

I'd really like to try Blackbibs but they seem...

I'd really like to try Blackbibs but they seem perpetually out of stock. Trying some Castelli Endurance 2, jury is still out but leaning towards acceptable.

Jersey, who cares the brand. As long...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,723
Posted By cybirr

Hit a curb in a pace line, went flying (2018). ...

Hit a curb in a pace line, went flying (2018). Broke my left hand and it is now marginally but permanently limited in motion and grip. Middle and ring fingers have loss of motion. I can fully...
07-03-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,278
Posted By cybirr

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I have no idea what this even means.


I bring about 2 liters in a hydration pack. ...
06-30-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 17,980
Posted By cybirr

Standard indicator of a past its prime Internet...

Standard indicator of a past its prime Internet forum.
06-29-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,830
Posted By cybirr

A series of hill climbs treated as a HIIT workout...

A series of hill climbs treated as a HIIT workout is so much more satisfying than a flatland HIIT workout.

Seek the hills.
06-28-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 18,638
Posted By cybirr

I'm hoping for a Garmin Radar/Light coupled with...

I'm hoping for a Garmin Radar/Light coupled with a purpose built VIRB ecosystem camera.

Forget Cycliq.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,166
Posted By cybirr

That seems all of a 5 second change in a ride...

That seems all of a 5 second change in a ride edit page. Yes, it would be nice to have Strava smart enough to know the difference but again, 5 second edit. Activity --> Edit --> Bike drop down. For...
06-26-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,597
Posted By cybirr

+1, would read again.

+1, would read again.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,280
Posted By cybirr

In 2018 Shimano released the Ultegra RX RD with a...

In 2018 Shimano released the Ultegra RX RD with a clutch switch. It appears to help but at a cost in reduced transferred power. My personal experience on a road bike with it is a marginal gain in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,082
Posted By cybirr

I don't know. It's data point of one but I've...

I don't know. It's data point of one but I've some experience with and without triples. This spring I went from a 2007 Ultegra Triple to a 2020 Ultegra Di2. I was concerned I'd miss that low range...
06-10-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,093
Posted By cybirr

Starting out, I leave my bike in a high gear so...

Starting out, I leave my bike in a high gear so the first couple pedals are on the stand.
The occasional sprint, rare, but occasional.
And the steep bits of the hill. There's a 10% grade section...
06-04-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 698
Posted By cybirr

What's in your take-along tool kit

What makes a good take-along tool kit? This is mine. I'd like to know what others bring as I've not found a thread on this topic. What might I be missing?

Tube (I'm running tubeless but need a...
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