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Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By MagicHour

Yeah that's the one. On my 6800 I'm pretty sure...

Yeah that's the one. On my 6800 I'm pretty sure that part is plastic maybe 8000 is alloy? Anyhoo, same principal tool looks like this or is sometimes attached to BB wrench, eg
Park Tool.

Just for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By MagicHour

If you're talking about the plastic cap bolt -...

If you're talking about the plastic cap bolt - Shimano says .7-1.5 Nm. I just hand tighten with tool by feel, similar to how you'd tighten a headset cap. Take out the play and maybe a tighten a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By MagicHour

With all sealed bearings in my bikes these days I...

With all sealed bearings in my bikes these days I don't bother, I just check it regularly to make sure everything is spinning smooth, bolts are torqued, nothing loose etc.

Occasionally (maybe once...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,084
Posted By MagicHour

Not mentioned in my previous reply, I also have...

Not mentioned in my previous reply, I also have the same Blackburn (Airstik SL). They're both decent mini pumps, I slightly prefer the Topeak for Ergonomic reasons when pumping, BUT I keep the Topeak...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,084
Posted By MagicHour

Topeak Micro Rocket AL/Carbon is tiny and pretty...

Topeak Micro Rocket AL/Carbon is tiny and pretty good, especially if you still plan on carrying CO2 and using pump as a backup. It’ll get you home but takes around 5 minutes and a couple hundred...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,466
Posted By MagicHour

Walking most important?....maybe try a dedicated...

Walking most important?....maybe try a dedicated SPD mtb/cyclocross/touring/spin shoe with rubber soles.Giro and Shimano offer many models of varying cost and tread aggressiveness.

Stiffness and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By MagicHour

Not sure. I measure ~113mm and ride (142mm width)...

Not sure. I measure ~113mm and ride (142mm width) Scoop Shallow and a Line Wide per Fabric's recommendation. Both fit me well are are super comfy. I've tried narrower saddles, not so great. Try both...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By MagicHour

That's what I have - Small model. You may find...

That's what I have - Small model. You may find the zipper is hard to open while riding depending on your bars/cable setup, but if that doesn't bother you, I've been happy with mine. It's nice for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,847
Posted By MagicHour

Besides trying different brands with a more...

Besides trying different brands with a more suitable stitching arrangement, another thing to check is to make sure fit is snug enough to make sure everything sits where it was designed too, ie...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18,544
Views: 3,657,637
Posted By MagicHour

Been liking my Giro Empire E70 Knit shoes so...

Been liking my Giro Empire E70 Knit shoes so much, couldn't resist these Republic R Knit for my SPDs when I saw them for 50% off. Comfy, hopefully the soles don't pedal like a wet noodle.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,847
Posted By MagicHour

Assos are pretty great and also $$$, but once you...

Assos are pretty great and also $$$, but once you figure out your sizing you can hunt around for deals - usually in-between seasons or when new models are released, you can score deals on the past...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By MagicHour

A couple observances from my Stages and 4iiii...

A couple observances from my Stages and 4iiii PMs:

I would tend to trust PMs native Mfr App over my Garmin, which sometimes gives me errant battery empty messages for my other sensors.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By MagicHour

I've got 953mi (1534km) on mine. Battery was at...

I've got 953mi (1534km) on mine. Battery was at 50% last I checked a couple weeks ago - given a 15mph avg speed thats about 64 hrs of riding. 4iiii says 100hrs of battery life for their Precision...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,134
Posted By MagicHour

I like my Foray, in fact I have 2...maybe...

I like my Foray, in fact I have 2...maybe ventilation is ok everywhere except for the forehead area, where sweat can build and saturate pads which then have to be "wrung out" occasionally. YMMV. But...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2,557
Views: 603,643
Posted By MagicHour

Giro Empire E70 Knit for $99.97 and Giro Republic...

Giro Empire E70 Knit for $99.97 and Giro Republic Knit $69.97 today.
I have the Empire E70 Knits and they are super comfortable; killer price for carbon soled shoes if you don't mind the knit look...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 705
Posted By MagicHour

I use GK 28s. Solid “all-road” tire. I like them...

I use GK 28s. Solid “all-road” tire. I like them as a compromise; as in light enough for the road but handle well and can stand up to occasional dirt roads and poor quality shoulders. Durability and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,817
Posted By MagicHour

Solid white is anything is tough to keep...

Solid white is anything is tough to keep pristine, same goes for street clothes. maybe I’m just a slob or live in a dirty city.

I do have several jerseys with white panels. Washing as soon as...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,152
Posted By MagicHour

Yeah those parts look good and wouldn't hesitate...

Yeah those parts look good and wouldn't hesitate to use them on a build. I have a Service Course (non SL) 0deg seatpost that I rather like - light too. I'm sure the SL level is even nicer. The only...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,152
Posted By MagicHour

Zipp Service Course Sl in Beyond Black?

Zipp Service Course Sl in Beyond Black?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 748
Posted By MagicHour

Stumbled across this guys IG feed the other day,...

Stumbled across this guys IG feed the other day, not sure if he has a collection 1,000s of eclectic and vintage kits or what his deal is, but sure looks that way....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 821
Posted By MagicHour

Same here - I like this bag, and I tried several...

Same here - I like this bag, and I tried several before settling on it. Slim silhouette doesn't protrude from sides of my 142mm width saddle.
Same contents as noodle soup + house keys and park patch...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 671
Posted By MagicHour

I usually bring one of these when it's too cold...

I usually bring one of these when it's too cold for a cap but too warm for dedicated winter headwear, (40s-50s range). They'll keep me warm but are also very packable if it's going to warm up. Nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,745
Posted By MagicHour

Check out DC Rainmaker's review - he covers all...

Check out DC Rainmaker's review - he covers all the bases. Looks like some fairly significant improvements, battery life, processor speed, improved rotuing, many new features, MTB mode etc. Lots...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,745
Posted By MagicHour

The 530 looks interesting came really close to...

The 530 looks interesting came really close to buying a 520+ last week for better routing, but talked myself out of it (I have an Edge 130). It is a bit larger and heavier than the 520 series and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By MagicHour

Thanks, yeah but the difference is tiny 73/128...

Thanks, yeah but the difference is tiny 73/128 for the Ritchey vs 75/128 for the Dedas. My take on the name is "Neo" = modern fit, big saddle-bar drop, STI levers etc. and "Classic" - refers to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,209
Posted By MagicHour

That and also wear and tear simply from constant...

That and also wear and tear simply from constant cycles of hanging/removing of bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By MagicHour

My setup looks like this, a little bit of...

My setup looks like this, a little bit of transition not completely flat - 105 5800 shifters.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By MagicHour

I have Ritchey Neoclassics (traditional) and Deda...

I have Ritchey Neoclassics (traditional) and Deda Zero 2 (RHM compact) with similar dimensions on my bikes. The main difference between the two shapes is the Neo Classics have a longer flat section...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,209
Posted By MagicHour

If I was hanging a bike rack on drywall I'd...

If I was hanging a bike rack on drywall I'd probably go with toggle bolts - but I tend to overdo things... or the board/studs across approach above.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,751
Posted By MagicHour

Just avoid these 3 things: Yellow and Red, Jail...

Just avoid these 3 things: Yellow and Red, Jail Stripes and anything Purple and you should be good to go. :thumb:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,361
Posted By MagicHour

Knee warmers, arm warmers and packable gillet....

Knee warmers, arm warmers and packable gillet. Maybe packable cap, headband or multipurpose buff neckwarmer. In variable weather I'm a fan of using a small handlebar bag...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,751
Posted By MagicHour

:roflmao2: That's one of my favorite colors too.

:roflmao2: That's one of my favorite colors too.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 685
Posted By MagicHour

Also for better or worse at the lower price...

Also for better or worse at the lower price points and larger sizes most shoes will only come in (Euro) whole sizes - which can make deciding between 2 sizes slightly easier than the smaller .5...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 685
Posted By MagicHour

$125 for both will be tough. SPD may be a little...

$125 for both will be tough. SPD may be a little cheaper for both shoes and pedals but sounds like you want nylon soles, hence SPD-L. No specific recommendations but I'd start with Shimano's entry...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 897
Posted By MagicHour

I'll second that - you might want to have a look...

I'll second that - you might want to have a look at the Fabric Line Shallow (Wide 142 width) instead for Perineum relief. I ride a moderately aggressive position (~3+" of saddle-bar drop) and found...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,893
Posted By MagicHour

I'm happily mediocre in my cycling ability, both...

I'm happily mediocre in my cycling ability, both my bikes run sub $800 frames with Ultegra and do everything I need them to, and definitely aren't holding me back any. I've sorta always been this way...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,041
Posted By MagicHour

Hot looking bike, I was checking out the specs...

Hot looking bike, I was checking out the specs earlier. Let us know how it test rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18,544
Views: 3,657,637
Posted By MagicHour

Marketing image ;) not my bike. You had me...

Marketing image ;) not my bike. You had me doubting myself for a second.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-19, 11:11 PM
Replies: 18,544
Views: 3,657,637
Posted By MagicHour

Cateye BM-45 mirror. Never thought I'd be so...

Cateye BM-45 mirror. Never thought I'd be so stoked about putting a mirror on a road bike :50: but this inexpensive, lightweight, small mirror works amazingly well for keeping an eye out behind you...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,256
Posted By MagicHour

You should tell them, I think they send out...

You should tell them, I think they send out occasional surveys on how they can improve. Yes agree, exclusions drive me crazy too, but it's sort standard op online these days...30% OFF EVERYTHING!!!!!...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,744
Posted By MagicHour

Sounds like you need to buy a Powermeter now ;) ...

Sounds like you need to buy a Powermeter now ;) Seriously though, there are some freespeed type things you can do to let you cope with the wind:

Work on riding in the drops - on the trainer or...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By MagicHour

I remembering checking out the Fort Frames...

I remembering checking out the Fort Frames website in the early 00s - they're Czech and were sold as budget-friendly alu and alu/carbon framesets geared towards racing. Maybe Columbus aluminum tubes?...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,874
Posted By MagicHour

Observation after switching to a Kickr after 3...

Observation after switching to a Kickr after 3 seasons on a Kinetic dumb trainer/pm: on the smart trainer I'm finding on rolling courses I'm able to put out significantly more power on the short...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 24,243
Posted By MagicHour

I'm pretty sure i saw a FB post saying it was...

I'm pretty sure i saw a FB post saying it was just that.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 974
Posted By MagicHour

TimothyH - quick question, would you know if the...

TimothyH - quick question, would you know if the s7 Milleshorts are cut lower than the T.equip models? Is this in their mktg copy? Trying to decide if I want another pair of the s7 t.equips, try the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,600
Posted By MagicHour

Backup to Co2? Topeak Micro Rocket...

Backup to Co2? Topeak Micro Rocket (https://www.topeak.com/global/en/products/mini-pumps/230-micro-rocket-carbon)-comes in AL or carbon flavors. Super small and light about the size of a marker. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,561
Posted By MagicHour

I've been on Zwift for almost 4 seasons. Things...

I've been on Zwift for almost 4 seasons. Things that have helped me improve FTP and keep me motivated in no specific order:
Races
Fondos, Event rides (Tour de Zwift etc), Missions, Challenges -...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,216
Posted By MagicHour

I just got these - really love how Empires fit...

I just got these - really love how Empires fit me; "feel like slippers" as the saying goes and I dig the grey with neon pop....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-19, 02:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,216
Posted By MagicHour

Having just spent some time thinking about this...

Having just spent some time thinking about this - my advice go with a color that works best with most of your kit, ie: do you have a lot of all black kit? Do you want to look like Darth Vader? No?...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,300
Posted By MagicHour

Black. Here's a similarly color schemed bike I...

Black. Here's a similarly color schemed bike I built several years ago for reference, although your BMC is much nicer!...
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