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Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-17, 01:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,863
Posted By EnsitMike

Yep. I’m game. Might sell my air attack and get...

Yep. I’m game. Might sell my air attack and get one.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-17, 08:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,863
Posted By EnsitMike

Agreed :thumb: Yea. Can agree with kit...

Agreed :thumb:



Yea. Can agree with kit guys. I just stay away from bike manufacture gear if I don’t own the bike. Doesn’t matter at the end of the day though.



Afraid of this...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-17, 01:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,863
Posted By EnsitMike

Yea. I want to try them on too. The evade has...

Yea. I want to try them on too. The evade has been my favorite for a while now. This is a great option for people who don’t ride specialized though. I also like that the surfacing is a little more...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-17, 10:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,863
Posted By EnsitMike

Anyone else like the new Oakley

I think there is a stigma before things get into the peloton, but a bunch of teams are going to be sporting these soon. I think I’m a fan. That said, I hope the production model has a smaller logo.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-17, 01:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By EnsitMike

They started arriving around late July. Go now...

They started arriving around late July. Go now :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-17, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By EnsitMike

Tubing is another name for hose. Im not sure what...

Tubing is another name for hose. Im not sure what makes them different but a lot of the high pressure stuff is labeled “tubing”. A bit confusing in a bike forum i guess because we all think of frame...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-17, 12:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By EnsitMike

Bike pump tubing OD / ID

TLDR; Looking for the outer diameter and inner diameter for standard bike pump tubing because I couldn't find it online.





Does anyone have a pump and some calipers on hand?

Looking for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-17, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18,542
Views: 3,651,514
Posted By EnsitMike

That seems absolutely ridiculous. There are much...

That seems absolutely ridiculous. There are much smaller power banks you know.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-17, 12:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By EnsitMike

People ride the carbon mountain Bulls all over...

People ride the carbon mountain Bulls all over Berlin. Some alloys too.

All I know is that they are fairly popular there. Not much else.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-17, 10:16 PM
Replies: 18,542
Views: 3,651,514
Posted By EnsitMike

http://www.esciclismo.com/actualidad/imagenes/g/sa...

http://www.esciclismo.com/actualidad/imagenes/g/sacacorchos_campagnolo_detalles_g_2014_campagnolo.jpg

http://www.gbcycles.co.uk/images/product/2016-Campagnolo-Corkscrew-silver1456418062.jpg

...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-17, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 564
Posted By EnsitMike

Hey, thanks Drew. I’ll check that out right now.

Hey, thanks Drew. I’ll check that out right now.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-17, 07:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,473
Posted By EnsitMike

[/QUOTE] :popcorn:

[/QUOTE]

:popcorn:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-17, 03:12 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 25,400
Posted By EnsitMike

People with dirty drive-trains chainring...

People with dirty drive-trains

chainring bolts!!

Washing the inside of rubber mouthpieces on water bottles

Big saddle bags

People who have derailleurs that aren’t adjusted so the chain...
09-10-17, 01:35 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 13,983
Posted By EnsitMike

For those of you talking about maintenance. Check...

For those of you talking about maintenance. Check out this solvent based formula for quick paraffin touchups between waxing. I’m not sure how the paraffin oil plays into cleanliness but i plan on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-17, 12:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 564
Posted By EnsitMike

Trainer that doesn’t need special skewers

Some of you may have seen my custom bike stand post. I’m working on one of the mechanisms and was wondering if anyone knows any trainers than can mount any skewer. Ive seen a lot that come with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-17, 11:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,145
Posted By EnsitMike

Definitely shift 2-3 before getting out of the...

Definitely shift 2-3 before getting out of the saddle.

About the type of rider who should… just experiment. I am technically supposed to stay seated but once you get the technique, climbing out...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-17, 10:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,473
Posted By EnsitMike

Without pictures it sounds ok and safe, that...

Without pictures it sounds ok and safe, that said, its not “normal" for quality carbon layup but it is completely normal for careless labor.

It is likely the end of a strip of carbon fiber. Really...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-17, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,174
Posted By EnsitMike

Agreed. but also agreed. 5nm is what my...

Agreed.

but also agreed. 5nm is what my manual says.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-17, 09:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,871
Posted By EnsitMike

I would say fit is more important than price. I...

I would say fit is more important than price. I hate riding other people bikes because the geometry is different and my body is adapted.

If I was worried about setup (which isn't the case because...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-17, 09:02 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 22,324
Posted By EnsitMike

This thread is really about trying to strip...

This thread is really about trying to strip cycling of its last fragment of sex appeal. haha.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-17, 04:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,809
Posted By EnsitMike

I want to put that transparent color tape on...

I want to put that transparent color tape on everything. I’ll second the question, what is it? Super cool.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-17, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By EnsitMike

I have an ulterior motive… its going to double as...

I have an ulterior motive… its going to double as a display stand because I keep my bikes inside. Machined billet will fit the part a little better. And my girlfriend might complain less. haha.
09-03-17, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By EnsitMike

Thats a good problem and you’re right, the other...

Thats a good problem and you’re right, the other style is better for that. Nothing simple is coming to mind right away but I’ll see if I can add a quick, wheels on, work mode.

Thanks for the...
09-02-17, 10:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By EnsitMike

Thanks for the reply Andrew. I have used a...

Thanks for the reply Andrew.

I have used a post clamp before, which worked great. The only thing I didn’t like is because of the leverage from the clamp position, it wobbled a lot. Especially...
09-02-17, 09:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,537
Posted By EnsitMike

Dang I had no idea that was a thing… glad I read...

Dang I had no idea that was a thing… glad I read this because that is one of those things I’d never check.

That said… Di2 or e-Tap :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-17, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By EnsitMike

Thats what the left hand is for! All jokes...

Thats what the left hand is for! All jokes aside, I might make a beer opener our of a vintage campagnolo wrench i have.



Great minds think alike. Although I have to admit I think Ill do a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-17, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By EnsitMike

I’ll make sure to post when done. That is...

I’ll make sure to post when done.

That is great input actually. Those straps do need a redesign. I think I can do something cool. I’ll look into doing a non drive-side tension arm that gets...
09-02-17, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By EnsitMike

Custom Bike Stand Features

(just posted this in road cycling, but though this sub would have awesome feedback as well. Hope you don’t mind me posting here too)

Hey guys

I have some free time this month and will be...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-17, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By EnsitMike

Custom Bike Stand Features

Hey guys

I have some free time this month and will be machining a bike stand out of billet aluminum. Just wondering what features you guys think I should add to it.

So far I'm thinking:
360...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-17, 06:36 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 13,180
Posted By EnsitMike

I’ve done it once. A father and son were...

I’ve done it once.

A father and son were riding a couple bike lengths behind my buddy and I. I heard the son (who was about our age at the time) say “Dad, lets dust them”. I laughed and sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-17, 04:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,739
Posted By EnsitMike

I believe all physical activity temporarily...

I believe all physical activity temporarily boosts testosterone levels. I think it is minor though, as in only several hours.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-17, 12:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By EnsitMike

Interesting. Thanks for all the input, and really...

Interesting. Thanks for all the input, and really cool PDF old tryguy.

Today was a rest day, but ill give some of these a shot tomorrow and see how they work.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-17, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By EnsitMike

Solution but new problem

Saw a thread about lowering stem to help shoulder/neck pain. Tried it out tonight and it worked!

Only problem is there was more pressure on my dudes. Not comfortable. Would pitching the saddle...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-17, 02:35 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,996
Posted By EnsitMike

Every single time my first thought is: “Did I...

Every single time my first thought is:
“Did I double check my skewers?”

My second thought is usually:
“How far do I lean into this next corner before I low-side?”
I always fear slip on fast...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-17, 12:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,794
Posted By EnsitMike

Sounds like it could be your chainring nuts....

Sounds like it could be your chainring nuts. These things are notorious for not being tight enough. That said, all pressfit bearings can be prone to creaking—especially carbon.

I use these and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-17, 01:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,794
Posted By EnsitMike

Awesome! New to this thread and it was great...

Awesome! New to this thread and it was great reading through your process. Tearing bikes down and learning is the best way to figure stuff out. Every tear down you do and each new tool gets you that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-17, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By EnsitMike

Back after 2 years

Hey guys

Back to riding after a 2 year break because of college. I want to improve fast but I was wondering how often i should be riding after such a long break. The last thing I want is an injury...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-17, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By EnsitMike

Might throw Synapse alloy into the mix if you’re...

Might throw Synapse alloy into the mix if you’re looking to save money. I would get the Specialized if these were my options though. No its not far superior—just my preference.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-17, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By EnsitMike

That is really cool. Might grab one myself.

That is really cool. Might grab one myself.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-15, 03:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,664
Posted By EnsitMike

Yes. As if I had OCD. I think I have OCD.

Yes. As if I had OCD.

I think I have OCD.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-15, 03:20 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,008
Posted By EnsitMike

Everything is really straight forward on a bike. ...

Everything is really straight forward on a bike. The only thing I’ve had an LBS do is true my wheels and I have since learned to do that myself.

It started by respecting the guys who knew their...
02-10-15, 01:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,691
Posted By EnsitMike

buy another can and make sure not to lose it this...

buy another can and make sure not to lose it this time.

you’ll need another can at some point anyways.
02-09-15, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,487
Posted By EnsitMike

I was wondering if this was it as well. It is...

I was wondering if this was it as well. It is just a matter of adjusting your limit screws.

Put your bike in the biggest gear combo you have, big up front small in back, then take a flashlight and...
02-09-15, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By EnsitMike

The unfortunate thing is I did already tear down...

The unfortunate thing is I did already tear down and reinstall the bottom bracket once. It fixed it for about 200 miles but then it came back.

I guess you’re right though, this isn’t something...
02-08-15, 11:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By EnsitMike

Hmm, both really. When I up the power it...

Hmm, both really.

When I up the power it gets louder and turns into a scratchy creak, but it can be heard as a light squeal after the ride. Not any time though. After sitting for a while it goes...
02-08-15, 10:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By EnsitMike

BB30 and FSA It started about 6 months ago,...

BB30 and FSA

It started about 6 months ago, but I had an injury right when it did so I didn’t ride. Got back on the bike a month ago, and it’s been fine. It creeped back though after putting...
02-07-15, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By EnsitMike

Bearing problem

My bottom bracket bearings are creaking, but only after 15 miles or so.

After sitting overnight, it will be fine on the next ride, then 15 miles into the ride it starts creaking again. Always...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-15, 01:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,978
Posted By EnsitMike

Aero is not a single shape, it is...

Aero is not a single shape, it is aerodynamics—which is how air interacts with an object.

The air attack is more aerodynamic than most other helmets.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-15, 09:51 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,702
Posted By EnsitMike

:bike: :notamused:

:bike:

:notamused:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-15, 06:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,682
Posted By EnsitMike

Zone training.

Zone training.
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