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09-23-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By Beach Bob

Thanks for the info on the RD... if I won't have...

Thanks for the info on the RD... if I won't have to adjust it, I may remove it. With the supplied guard in place (attaches onto the QR Skewer) and a metal bottom to the bag I can't image how...
09-23-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By Beach Bob

The bike is secured to an internal frame with QR...

The bike is secured to an internal frame with QR skewers and then strapped down.
09-23-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By Beach Bob

Prepping a bike for travel?

I'm getting ready to take my bike on a flight for the first time. It'll be packed in an Aerocomfort 2 bag; manufacturer claims that all that is needed to be done is remove the wheels.

In doing a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 898
Posted By Beach Bob

I just installed some Profile Design Legacy bars...

I just installed some Profile Design Legacy bars on my bike. Did a 40km (25 mile) ride to get a real feel for them.

Some bits of advice I've picked up on them.

1) you're going to want to...
08-15-19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,455
Posted By Beach Bob

OK... I'm gonna ask...looking at that picture......

OK... I'm gonna ask...looking at that picture... it looks like the rack does a nice job clamping the tires down... so.... What's to stop someone from stealing the bike frame? Open the quick connects...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By Beach Bob

There are some bike cases now that don't require...

There are some bike cases now that don't require dismantling of bikes; just take the wheels off and you're good to go. Would definitely be what I'd look at (Scion Aerocomfort 2 and 3 for example).
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,441
Posted By Beach Bob

I've rented a road bike in Australia; decent...

I've rented a road bike in Australia; decent Merida something or another, was pretty much brand new and nice to have a "different" bike than my usual; did take my saddle and pedals, so comfort was...
07-05-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,680
Posted By Beach Bob

Black with stars sounds like it could be SupaKaz...

Black with stars sounds like it could be SupaKaz (https://supacaz.com/category/bar-tape/) tape. If it is, learn to love it and enjoy it. There is a very definite difference in cheap vs. good tape and...
06-27-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By Beach Bob

They are the same size. My Varia radar unit came...

They are the same size. My Varia radar unit came with multiple mounting methods that should work with moth seat posts (angled wedges, etc for odd shapes).
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,959
Posted By Beach Bob

At the start of last season I had a 4iiii...

At the start of last season I had a 4iiii installed on my left crank. Having PM data is absolutely invaluable for measuring you against yourself!. This season I've created a Garmin screen that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,862
Posted By Beach Bob

It really isn't so much as where it was made, it...

It really isn't so much as where it was made, it is much more that it is being represented as something it isnt. I don't care where/who made it... sell it for what it really is.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,697
Posted By Beach Bob

If this is truly a Garmin thread, then can we...

If this is truly a Garmin thread, then can we safely assume that at some point in the future the U*N*I* bug will be back? :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,697
Posted By Beach Bob

YUP... U*N*I* seems to be a cuss word according...

YUP... U*N*I* seems to be a cuss word according to Bikeforums.. wtf?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,697
Posted By Beach Bob

I had a Wahoo RFLKT... it was garbage; passed it...

I had a Wahoo RFLKT... it was garbage; passed it on to a young rider without the resources to buy something; seemed to work OK for him; difference... I'm android and he was IOS...

Garmin has a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,209
Posted By Beach Bob

My experience with Assos is limited to one set of...

My experience with Assos is limited to one set of kit. Not a big fan of the jersey, but I'd say that the bibs are the best I own for long rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By Beach Bob

I get about 4000 km on a battery on my 4iiii and...

I get about 4000 km on a battery on my 4iiii and that is well past the 100 hours they say it should last
05-21-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,290
Posted By Beach Bob

I just don't ride on MUPS... way too frustrating....

I just don't ride on MUPS... way too frustrating. Headphones/self-entitled groups who feel that they should have the whole path and people that jump IN your way when you do announce/ring. I've come...
05-03-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By Beach Bob

If you're looking for a decent path system and...

If you're looking for a decent path system and "bike friendly" city; I'd say Vancouver beats Calgary by a substantial margin. I live in Calgary and absolutely avoid all of the paths (they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,884
Posted By Beach Bob

Chain life is (IMO) a function of how well you...

Chain life is (IMO) a function of how well you clean your drive train. When I was young and stupid, I burned up a 105 chain AND cassette in 1500km (1000 freedom units); didn't know enough to clean...
03-20-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,950
Posted By Beach Bob

On our LBS group rides, anyone showing up with a...

On our LBS group rides, anyone showing up with a number on their bike and/or helmet is unmercifully mocked by all the other riders.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 731
Posted By Beach Bob

Does the TCR have an OD2 steer tube? My Defy...

Does the TCR have an OD2 steer tube? My Defy does and that really limits finding a different stem as not many third party manufacturers are making them for the OD2.

Something for you to...
02-11-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,635
Posted By Beach Bob

Saddles are probably the most personal item on a...

Saddles are probably the most personal item on a bike. You can get measured for the width(and there are plenty of ways to do that yourself if you like; but most bike stores can do that for you). ...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,248
Posted By Beach Bob

My understanding from my LBS is that Giant didn't...

My understanding from my LBS is that Giant didn't like the Shimano 105 hydro brifters which is why they developed this setup, and they were standard on 105 equipped bikes last year. I didn't realize...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-18, 10:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,101
Posted By Beach Bob

Brilliant idea! Much better than hitting me up at...

Brilliant idea! Much better than hitting me up at the end of the sale for that.

Also, in fairness... some people don't like/want/believe in power meters. That's OK! Find a manufacturer/model that...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-18, 04:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,101
Posted By Beach Bob

Giant is coming out with dual sided PM on their...

Giant is coming out with dual sided PM on their higher end road bikes this year as a standard feature. Specialized is starting to put them on as well; IIRC theirs were developed in conjunction with...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-18, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 608
Posted By Beach Bob

Canada keeps such an artificially low de minimus...

Canada keeps such an artificially low de minimus rate (i.e. the amount you can import before taxes), that almost any order is a lottery on whether you'll be taxed or not. Once NAFTA 2.0 gets...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-18, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 608
Posted By Beach Bob

Chain Reaction/Wiggle, Ribble and Merlin Cycles...

Chain Reaction/Wiggle, Ribble and Merlin Cycles all out of the UK (Evans as well, but they've been taken over and are not shipping outside the UK right now). I've looked at ProBikeKit and Sigma...
10-30-18, 08:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,878
Posted By Beach Bob

I've had mine on since the spring; say 7000km...

I've had mine on since the spring; say 7000km (4500miles) on it. No wear on it yet; no "dark patches" that won't come clean with soap and water. It's actually cheaper than the Lizardskins as well;...
10-30-18, 08:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,878
Posted By Beach Bob

Supacaz was a huge upgrade for me from...

Supacaz was a huge upgrade for me from Lizardskins. Nicely tacky, nicely padded and a hundred times easier to keep clean. My LBS didn't stock it, but they brought it in for me last spring; since...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-18, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,019
Posted By Beach Bob

I run a 4iiii and have had no problems with it. ...

I run a 4iiii and have had no problems with it. I'm getting 4000km(2500 miles?) on a 2032 battery, so I might have to change batteries once or twice a year. I've never had a problem with data...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-18, 10:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,348
Posted By Beach Bob

Most of our newer intersections I'm told are...

Most of our newer intersections I'm told are working based on a thermal system. It sees the heat from an engine/cyclist and takes it from there. Much cheaper to implement than burying loops in the...
08-10-18, 12:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,914
Posted By Beach Bob

Agreed. I'm in Canada and was really surprised...

Agreed. I'm in Canada and was really surprised to see the NBC version available. I think I lasted less than 2 minutes before I flipped back to the EuroSport coverage; I think I caught them in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-18, 02:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,351
Posted By Beach Bob

I just did this exact thing a week ago. Changed...

I just did this exact thing a week ago. Changed from 34/50 to 36/52, keeping the 11-28 cog set. Changing the rings was dirt simple; 4 Torx screws had to be removed and the rings lifted over the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-18, 08:37 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,680,552
Posted By Beach Bob

Smoking hot....maybe beyond smoke

Smoking hot....maybe beyond smoke
08-01-18, 08:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,379
Posted By Beach Bob

Interesting question, one I've wondered about a...

Interesting question, one I've wondered about a lot lately myself. I've got close to 12,000km (7500miles?) on mine and keep thinking that they should be due for replacment, but I'm not getting...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-18, 10:06 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,449
Posted By Beach Bob

Hey man..I'm old...on long rides (i.e. 100km), I...

Hey man..I'm old...on long rides (i.e. 100km), I need to keep my heart rate lower; spinning legs takes more from my aerobic capacity than pushing a bigger gear takes from my lactic capacity. I did...
07-19-18, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 711
Posted By Beach Bob

In this morning's broadcast, right near the end,...

In this morning's broadcast, right near the end, they were having all kinds of problems with the gap and were getting it from race radio. From what the commentators were describing, it sounds like...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-18, 02:13 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,449
Posted By Beach Bob

Lot interesting discussion here, which is why I...

Lot interesting discussion here, which is why I posed the question originally. On error.. I am running 11-28 cassette (not 12-28 as originally stated (my bad))

I still haven't decided to upsize...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-18, 12:45 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,449
Posted By Beach Bob

Going from 34/50 to 36/52?

Its getting to be time to change chain rings and I'm contemplating going from 34/50 to 36/52 (staying 12-28 on rear). I know I'll lose a little bit of low end for climbing, but I think I should be...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-18, 09:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,867
Posted By Beach Bob

I'm a fan of riding with a PM. I've learned...

I'm a fan of riding with a PM. I've learned EXACTLY what I can put out over different time windows and have gotten used to riding to the limits without going too far over. The result is that I'm...
Forum: Triathlon
06-26-18, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,308
Posted By Beach Bob

Electronic vs. mech shifters

I'm thinking about finding a TT bike and am not really sure how often I'd want dual shifters. My understanding (and please correct me if I'm wrong), is that if you want shifters on both bar sets,...
06-15-18, 08:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,833
Posted By Beach Bob

As a Canadian, I will confirm that a Canada Goose...

As a Canadian, I will confirm that a Canada Goose is just an ******* with feathers. Steer clear if you can....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-18, 10:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,364
Posted By Beach Bob

Another vote for Supacaz... nice and sticky,...

Another vote for Supacaz... nice and sticky, nicely padded and stays CLEAN... omg... CLEAN! I had my LBS order it in for me as they normally push Lizardskin (liked the feel...couldn't be kept clean...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-18, 11:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,419
Posted By Beach Bob

Sexy AF in celeste...

Sexy AF in celeste...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-18, 08:17 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,190
Posted By Beach Bob

Being a firm lover of Dura Ace (for myself, could...

Being a firm lover of Dura Ace (for myself, could never justify for anyone else) ... If I were to own a Bianchi - it'd be Celeste and Campy equipped... all part of the grand experience in my opinion.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-18, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 649,702
Posted By Beach Bob

Wish they'd post that on the Assos outlet site...

Wish they'd post that on the Assos outlet site...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-18, 02:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,634
Posted By Beach Bob

I get about 2500km on the GP4000s and 5000km on...

I get about 2500km on the GP4000s and 5000km on the Pro4s. Lighter riders probably do much better for tire life... I tend to square off the back tires pretty quick.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-18, 08:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,634
Posted By Beach Bob

It came with whatever clincher's Giant was making...

It came with whatever clincher's Giant was making in 2016. I don't think the rear made 500km before it was scrubbed off.

I usually run either Continental GP4000s2 @25mm which feel really well...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-18, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,634
Posted By Beach Bob

I have a 2016 Defy Pro 0.... they are nice riding...

I have a 2016 Defy Pro 0.... they are nice riding bikes. Haven't heard very many nice things said about the Gavia tires, but you'll burn em off quick enough anyway.

The 11-34 cassette is kind of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-18, 10:16 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,536
Posted By Beach Bob

keep us informed... nothing like decently priced...

keep us informed... nothing like decently priced bibs (and the chamois IS everything)... I'd buy a few if it I knew they would hold up to 150km rides....
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