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03-04-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 427
Posted By tigat

I guess I'm kind of lucky - I've never owned a...

I guess I'm kind of lucky - I've never owned a bad bike since I was 15. The joy that I experience riding has always been linked to the sound and precision of a clean shift, strong brakes, crisp and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By tigat

I've switched back and forth between Bontrager...

I've switched back and forth between Bontrager saddles with carbon and titanium rails a bunch of times on a variety of Trek road bikes. Don't know about these days, but Trek dealers have always had...
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By tigat

Sorg: Chris' accomplishment was awesome and I'm...

Sorg: Chris' accomplishment was awesome and I'm delighted to hear he is still chasing that extra 1%/day.

My 26 year old daughter also has Down syndrome. She is an accomplished alpine ski racer and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 433,996
Posted By tigat

Straight ahead, there's an overlook with a rest...

Straight ahead, there's an overlook with a rest room shared with the golf course and fresh water in pre COVID days. Take a left and you are down in the valley, one of the prettiest places in the...
02-18-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,326
Posted By tigat

Not going to judge any choice here - whatever...

Not going to judge any choice here - whatever gets the OP and his wife out and about is a winner. On the trailer front though, having recently added one to my arsenal, it would be hard to overstate...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,115
Posted By tigat

Six ft. tall. First Domane was a 58. Moved to a...

Six ft. tall. First Domane was a 58. Moved to a 56 on the Emonda, and stayed there on the 2020 Domane. On the Emonda I run a shorter stem and 4cm more drop - 9 vs. 5 on the Domane. Both are very...
01-27-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,268
Posted By tigat

At 60, in the Ride Across Wisconsin (178 miles...

At 60, in the Ride Across Wisconsin (178 miles that year because of road work), I was late in booking a hotel and stayed eight miles from the start, which was in downtown Dubuque. Morning of, I rode...
01-27-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By tigat

Thanks, John. This was truly a multi-year...

Thanks, John. This was truly a multi-year collaboration with my friends at Trek and some great local wrenches - one of the more satisfying things I've worked on since my days at the National Sports...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 907
Posted By tigat

OP: a few additional things to think about....

OP: a few additional things to think about. Weight is not a big issue, a pound at most between the 2019 and 2021 model. The new Madone comes in the 1.5 fit, aggressive but not as aggressive as the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By tigat

Hard to say. I was 17 when I lost the arm. I...

Hard to say.

I was 17 when I lost the arm. I had been riding a 10 speed for a few years as cross training for alpine ski racing.

Four months after my accident, one of my teammates entered a 100...
01-26-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By tigat

Thx Jppe. Me too. I don't do any core...

Thx Jppe. Me too.

I don't do any core specific work, although much of my time on the trainer (about 7 hours a week these days) I'm down in the drop or puppy paw off the front. Other than that, 47...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By tigat

Mstateglfr: That must have been some rabbit hole....

Mstateglfr: That must have been some rabbit hole. Glad you made it out.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By tigat

1. Shifting: the brake lever on the di2 has both...

1. Shifting: the brake lever on the di2 has both an up and a down button or paddle as standard issue. In synchronized mode in the big ring, downshifting runs the rear derailleur up the cassette to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By tigat

Yep - if you pull the brake lever on the hood the...

Yep - if you pull the brake lever on the hood the fluid moves through the in line GRX lever into the Outbraker splitter and engages the front and rear calipers. Same if you pull the GRX lever.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By tigat

Nope. The left lever is not hooked up to...

Nope. The left lever is not hooked up to anything. Hypothetically, it could still shift, but braking would be hard to set up.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By tigat

Thx Shelby. Feel free to report - there is a...

Thx Shelby. Feel free to report - there is a virtually identical post in the Adaptive forum, which gets very little traffic, and a thread in the Fifty Plus, where most of the previous stories on the...
01-25-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By tigat

John: 1. Left lever is there for symmetry -...

John:

1. Left lever is there for symmetry - looks - and when I loan the bike to my son.

2. There are some pretty cool prosthetics like what you described but they are of limited use to me given...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By tigat

Bandit New Brake

For those of you who may not have been following my earlier posts on this topic, the pictures below represent a single hand control system on a Trek Domane nick-named the Bandit, a project that Trek...
01-25-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By tigat

Bandit finished

For those of you who may not have been following my earlier posts on this topic, the pictures below represent a single hand control system on a Trek Domane nick-named the Bandit, a project that Trek...
Replies: 3
Views: 968
Posted By tigat

Finished

The pictures below represent a single hand control system on a Trek Domane, a project that Trek started for me, a one-handed rider, some years ago.

Some great bikes resulted, but one of the...
Replies: 3
Views: 968
Posted By tigat

Stay Tuned

I haven't posted here for a bit - probably since the latest one-handed wonder from Trek was finished a few years ago.

y way of background, I am a one-armed rider that Trek has helped out by...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,015
Posted By tigat

This to me is all that counts. FWIW - the Domane...

This to me is all that counts. FWIW - the Domane and the Madone share the same rear decoupler, so the comfort over the long haul should be there as long as you can dial in the fit.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,015
Posted By tigat

Used to be the case - not sure any more. You...

Used to be the case - not sure any more. You can't change out the components on the website the way you could in the past, but a dealer may have that option. There is always Project Ultimate - where...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,015
Posted By tigat

Never ridden anything other than DA in the...

Never ridden anything other than DA in the electronic, but Ultegra mechanical is awesome and I assume di2 will be as well. Ultegra makes the SLR7 slightly more versatile w/a 34 - 34 low gear vs. 34 -...
12-24-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,798
Posted By tigat

74 high school grad, but a definite lack of focus...

74 high school grad, but a definite lack of focus on my part, I guess, or maybe just a lack of definition.

Smoked pot, was jock, rode an Italian made 10 speed, made good grades, spent and enjoyed...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,421
Posted By tigat

It happens to all of us from time to time. It is...

It happens to all of us from time to time. It is good reason to remember we're not getting paid for this, and letting that inform our choices. Sounds like you chose wisely:)

Here's to tomorrow!
12-17-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 942
Posted By tigat

OP: Embarked on a similar project this fall,...

OP: Embarked on a similar project this fall, converting my Domane to GRX components (currently Dura Ace di2), but after a few months of trying to source parts and adding up the cost, I decided I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
Posted By tigat

On my Domane SLR, I went from the 32s with tubes...

On my Domane SLR, I went from the 32s with tubes to 28 tubeless. It's significantly more nimble, but every bit as comfortable. I also have 40mm gravel tires set up tubeless on a separate wheel set....
12-12-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,263
Posted By tigat

As of two weeks ago, Obed was quoting 2 to 3...

As of two weeks ago, Obed was quoting 2 to 3 weeks on a full GRX di2 build, so they obviously had stock. I decided to go with a custom build on a Trek Checkpoint frame. My local shop was able to...
12-01-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,121
Posted By tigat

Thx, jppe. I'm leaning toward very much...

Thx, jppe.

I'm leaning toward very much toward doing a gravel specific bike. The Domane fits a 40mm gravel tire as it sits, but the Dura Ace group set has me on a 50 - 34 crank and 11 - 30...
11-24-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,121
Posted By tigat

First World Problem - Advice?

The road bikes that I ride outside are an Emonda SL and a Domane SLR, both with Dura Ace Di2 drivetrains, and both adapted to one-handed operation by Trek's engineers. The Emonda has SRAM hydro rim...
11-11-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By tigat

What was I waiting for?

As a one-handed rider, my success rate in doing an on the road flat repair is at best 75% when I'm out alone, and I may be exaggerating.

This Spring, when I built up a second set of "adventure...
10-17-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,460
Posted By tigat

One trick pony?

Went for a trail run this morning with a couple of 40 somethings, one an ultra marathon trail runner and the other from a mountain town, who spends a lot of time on the trails. A little bit short of...
10-17-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,721
Posted By tigat

Sorry to hear it. Crashing on a bike sucks - no...

Sorry to hear it. Crashing on a bike sucks - no other way to describe it

I know from personal experience that a blow to the helmet enough to dent it, even a MIPS, usually results in a recommended...
10-13-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,763
Posted By tigat

36 miles Sunday in a shifting, 20+ mph wind. 10...

36 miles Sunday in a shifting, 20+ mph wind. 10 or so directly into and 10 helping. The rest was blow you into the ditch type cross winds. Used a bunch of energy just staying upright.

16.4 overall...
09-04-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,778
Posted By tigat

So the CO2UT Desert Gravel race is officially -...

So the CO2UT Desert Gravel race is officially - and probably wisely - off, now targeting April 24 of next year. Probably for the best. My day job has intervened, which would have made this year a bit...
08-31-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,914
Posted By tigat

In my recent experience - attaching a kid trailer...

In my recent experience - attaching a kid trailer to my 18 lb. road bike - I would not want to lug the extra lbs of a heavier rig around every day. My rides would not only be slower, they would get...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,033
Posted By tigat

I don't mind the thread drift at all, since I am...

I don't mind the thread drift at all, since I am new to playing the role of a tractor with a trailer. I hadn't really considered the question.

My experience has been with child seats, both front...
08-27-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,240
Posted By tigat

You are watching the leader boards, I'm guessing...

You are watching the leader boards, I'm guessing you can afford it or you wouldn't be asking, and the new tech is truly smile inspiring. I am having some trouble coming up with a reason not to do it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,425
Posted By tigat

When the snow is gone and I move off the trainer...

When the snow is gone and I move off the trainer or flatland rides on the warmer days, I found that my first few sustained climbs (2000 ft. plus) every year involved an uncomfortable amount of sit...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,344
Posted By tigat

I do my intervals on the trainer as well - just...

I do my intervals on the trainer as well - just easier to control. So on the road that makes me the old guy going along at a pretty good clip, occasionally getting leapfrogged. When I catch back up,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,033
Posted By tigat

Longer story, but the trailer was in part a...

Longer story, but the trailer was in part a response to the cancellation of a number of charity rides my daughter (25 year old woman with Down syndrome), wife and I usually ride. We wanted the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,033
Posted By tigat

Probably this:) Actually the responses have been...

Probably this:) Actually the responses have been really helpful in gaining the right mindset. I was surprised at how hard it was and am glad it was not just me.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,033
Posted By tigat

How much of a difference is a kid trailer?

I just picked up a Burley Bee for my two and a half year old grandson to join on some family (wife and daughter) rides. I went on a test ride this morning (no grandson but a pack with 20 pounds of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By tigat

I have a similar dilemma: I picked up a second...

I have a similar dilemma: I picked up a second set of wheels with gravel tires for my Domane SLR, which allows for great big tires (in this case 40s). Off pavement, even on pretty smooth dirt and...
08-14-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,778
Posted By tigat

Downtube42: I'm a huge fan off efficiency in...

Downtube42: I'm a huge fan off efficiency in messaging, an art I have never truly mastered, but you clearly have.


Davestar: a sobering but needed caution, much appreciated.


It brings me...
08-13-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,778
Posted By tigat

Thanks John, The same promo was what sucked me...

Thanks John, The same promo was what sucked me in, and looking at the profile, it seemed very similar to the first 100 miles of the Ride Across Wisconsin original route, which I did four times....
08-13-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,778
Posted By tigat

It does in the SLR 7 with Ultegra. Long...

It does in the SLR 7 with Ultegra.

Long story, but the Dura Ace drive train on my SLR frame originally came on a 2019 version of the same bike. The 11-30 I'm running was actually a concession to...
08-13-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,778
Posted By tigat

Technically no, although I've heard that there...

Technically no, although I've heard that there might be some workarounds. If bike shop appointments come open, I may see what they can do.
08-12-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,778
Posted By tigat

Oops, maybe bit off more that I can chew

Somewhat impulsively, shortly after picking up my new Domane SLR and a second set of wheels mounted with 40mm gravel tires, I signed up for the CO2UT gravel race in western Colorado, eastern Utah. I...
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